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    Re: Ballparks

    The Sunday edition of the WaPo included a story on the rising costs of the stadium. Funny how these things always seem to increase in cost. Of course, the taxpayers foot the bill so it’s no big deal.
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    The ?working poor? is largely mythical

    … Or so writes Steven Malanga in the latest issue of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute. A good portion of the piece is devoted to debunking Barbara Ehrenreich?s silly Nickled and Dimed, which created a memorable stir last year at UNC-CH: The New York Times recently reported…
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    Those UNC Libraries

    I just have to root around and try to find out what it is Molly Broad wants the system’s libraries to do with millions and millions of dollars. I just don’t get it.
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    RE: Abolutely (Not) Fabulous

    When I first saw the title of John Hood’s Nov. 14th Daily Journal, “Absolutely (Not) Fabulous” I thought it was a takeoff on the BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous. One of my favorite satires, AbFab chronicles two middle-aged, overaged ex-hippie women gone high-fashion who are still (way) into their 20-something lifestyle.
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    Carrboro Officials Run Amok?

    According to yesterday’s Durham Herald-Sun, that’s the allegation from Orange County resident Mark Gill, who along with his neighbors, is fighting an annexation attempt by Carrboro officials. Usually, when North Carolina residents fight against annexation, they want no part of ANY effort to be swallowed up by a city…
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    There?s no saving this

    Over at JLF-Charlotte, Jeff Taylor reacts to last week?s controversy about a TV broadcast of ?Saving Private Ryan.? What?s really not worth saving, Taylor argues, is an archaic system of regulation that does not mesh with the realities of the 21st century media marketplace.
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    Competition Makes Denver Educrats Nervous

    The growth of virtual schools, in which kids are educated online, is making some Denver public school officials nervous. You guessed it — their concern is the money they’ll lose when parents choose how their kids will receive an education, and don’t choose the traditional system. There IS good…
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004
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    Experts predict ?end of the use of affirmative action programs?

    Here?s what African Americans across the country are reading in black newspapers this week, care of their main news service: Bush is Expected to Continue Rightward Drift by George E. Curry and Hazel Trice Edney NNPA Washington Bureau WASHINGTON (NNPA) ? Having won re-election with little Black…
    Locker Room contributor, November 15, 2004