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    Gasping on the Open Air

    I’m a free speecher and I know enough to keep my kids away from vulgar and explicit broadcasts, so I think parents have to be the guardians of the radio dials and TV remotes — to the best of their abilities. But I also agree with the move by Congress…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    Re: B-ball

    Man, after listening to Donna and Paul talk about what passes for sport where they come from, I’m glad I come from here. I don’t think watching Reggie Jackson showboat in practice or folks skating in circles chasing a disc around could ever compare with seeing the Cardiac Pack knock…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    In Praise of Artsy, Kooky Freaks

    Asheville Citizen-Times columnist Eric Cox writes today about how ?freaky, artsy, activist types? make cities interesting, regardless of one?s reaction to their ideological quirks. Sounds like a silly argument, but I actually agree with it. I particularly agree with her sentiment about Asheville, which has one of the most…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    Re: B-ball

    Hey guys, in Arizona, where I grew up, B-ball in March means Spring Training, not weenie college basketball, which just doesn’t cut it in my book. There’s nothing better than watching Reggie Jackson blast a homerun over the wall and do his famous trot around the bases. That alone was…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    Re: B-ball

    You know, I grew up in New England, and I don’t remember any basketball tournaments…just the annual Celtic dashes through the NBA playoffs. Pond hockey, anyone?…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    Kerry’s Big Foreign Endorsement

    But he doesn’t want it: “John Kerry rejects any association with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, an avowed anti-Semite whose views are totally deplorable,” said Rand Beers, Kerry’s foreign policy adviser. I guess Kerry then would reject an endorsement from that other renowned anti-Semite, Mel Gibson, who has…
    Locker Room contributor, March 19, 2004
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    B-ball

    You know, in New England you can’t get the afternoon off for the Big East tournament or the NCAA tournament. That’s just wrong.
    Locker Room contributor, March 18, 2004
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    Merit Pay Finally Gets Merit

    Congratulations to Sen. Howard Lee and John Tate, both members of the North Carolina State School Board, for speaking out in favor of performance pay for teachers. Finally the performance of individual teachers could be tied to achievement results of students in their classroom. Tate went so far to…
    Locker Room contributor, March 18, 2004