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    Transportation trivia

    DOT officials are complaining that there is not enough revenue to keep up with the increase in cars using I-40 through RTP. How can there be more cars (buying more gas and thereby putting more tax dollars into the highway kitty) yet there is not enough revenue?…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    Unemployment trivia

    An AP story bemoans the upcoming loss of unemployment benefits for former Pillowtex workers. Their benefits will start running out next month. Before we flip out – like the AP – and detail the drudgery of these former workers let’s do a little trivia. When did Pillowtex announce…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    McCain Love Fest Continues

    It’s been going on since the 2000 election, but I have to say that the goo-goo eyes being made at Arizona Sen. John McCain by NBC’s Tim Russert and Chris Matthews is getting embarrassing. My question is this: If McCain represents the Republican view of policy, and his “maverick” streak…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    More on My Recent Book Recommendation

    This weekend I came across an article in Legal Affairs magazine from Yale Law School that provides more information about issues covered in the book I recommended a few days ago: Democracy By Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government. The magazine piece provides a closer look at a…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    Get with the (voting) program

    Very funny, Shannon. First you pick the day that I devote my deadly serious, all-important Carolina Journal column to the ?American Idol? controversy ? and then proceed to savage those who waste their time on such nonsense. Then you refer to LaToya Jackson being voted off the show, slyly…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    Re: Get with the (voting) program

    John: No intended harm meant at your column at Carolina Journal. As for the Jackson comment, I wish I was that clever. Instead we’ll attribute it to an error similar to those that my beloved St. Louis Cardinals seem to love to make this season.
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    Uh, no thanks ? but thanks for asking

    Asheboro Courier-Tribune headline from Sunday: ?Journey to center of small intestine?…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004
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    This is what’s wrong with MY generation

    As I am searching the internet to find “interesting” stories on higher education, and other topics of the day, I came across this story on the so-called “American Idol” voting controversy.. The story suggests that voters are “disenfranchised” because they are unable to vote within the two-hour time…
    Locker Room contributor, May 17, 2004