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    Re: Train wrecks

    The explanation for the promotion of mass transit by rail is that interventionists always think that they can improve upon the results of people’s voluntary choices — if given some coercive power and plenty of money taken from taxpayers. Their plans, whether rail transit, convention centers, sports facilities, medical care…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    UNC-Wilmington to hold kissing seminar

    To recap: while UNCW is at “first base,” UNC-Chapel Hill is heading to “home plate” and UNC-Greensboro has hit the showers and “dropped the soap again.”…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    Re: taxpayer train wreck

    I’m all for nostalgia, and I understand some folks find a certain romantic aura about trains, but they are simply impractical for solving traffic problems. It’s not just the per-mile cost to move people as compared with building more highways or highway lanes, or the transfer of air pollution from…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    Re: The Magic of Fantasia

    John, I have to completly agree about Fantasia. I’m a casual watcher of Idol, but the first time I saw her she nearly knocked me off the couch. The woman can sing! And she has A-list stage presence and charisma to boot. I hope she wins simply because she is…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    All aboard this taxpayer train wreck

    Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker has obviously failed to read the Triangle Transit Authority’s agenda even though he is lobbying for a multi-million dollar tax increase to help said entity. Mayor Meeker claims the TTA can help reduce air pollution by reducing traffic congestion (both of which the TTA has…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    Re: The Magic of Fantasia

    Correction: John, while I share your likely sentiment that Clay Aiken should have won last year, in fact son of Alabama Ruben Studdard squeaked out the victory last year. If Fantasia wins she will be the first champ from North Carolina.
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    The Magic of Fantasia

    Yes, I?ll admit it: I?ve become a big fan of ?American Idol.? And if, at a future press conference, you ask me multiple times to admit any mistakes I have made in this regard, I?ll just restate my desire to stay the course. I?ve also become a huge fan of…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004
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    Busing Controversy is Rekindling

    With the debate over forced busing for diversity ramping up in Wake County ? about which Triangle-area folks can find out more on Monday when representatives of Assignment by Choice speak to JLF?s Shaftesbury Society at noon ? it looks like a similar debate could be breaking out…
    Locker Room contributor, April 15, 2004