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    Monty-O?

    Check out where The New York Times real estate section’s House of the Day is located. (It’s the ad on the lower right of the linked story.) If the Times can get that wrong, it makes you question how much power Sen. Basnight really has.
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    Nobody’s Listening Yet

    The Republican candidates for governor must be disappointed in the results from Friday’s Elon University poll. Despite campaign efforts to introduce themselves to North Carolinians and engage in a debate over who should lead the state, no one has been able to increase his or her name recognition from…
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    So Many Pages to File

    Former reporter John McCandlish Philips pleads for Congress and President Bush to grant relief from tax complexity — which he’s needed even with his modest income.
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    Lift every bow and whine ? UNC strings strike up a familiar tune

    Oh, here we go again. Here’s what to look forward to this year, same as last year. (1) UNC faces budget cuts. (2) UNC says it cannot cut anything else; it will have to come from the academic core, essential classes, it’s gruesome! (3) The press and the legislators…
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    Unfortunate headline double-entendre

    From the Greensboro News & Record: “Bowles sells his independence in Senate race.”…
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    Newsflash: Charlotte transit to cost more

    It appears that there are some unforeseen stormwater costs associated with building out the Charlotte rail system. Officials are playing down the issue, understandably since transit-cost overruns are so rare. Meanwhile, the city plans a major bond issue this fall, but $75 million of the total is, as…
    Locker Room contributor, March 15, 2004
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    The player who couldn’t miss, but did

    This sentence from an AP story on Saturday’s Maryland/N.C. State game is further proof that sports writers rely far too heavily on cliches. (The referenced player, by the way, is Maryland’s John Gilchrist.) “And he couldn’t miss against North Carolina State (20-9), going 11-for-13 from the floor with five 3-pointers…
    Locker Room contributor, March 13, 2004
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    It’s All One War

    Somehow, I think this picture says it all. I am impressed with the Spanish turnout. And from Tony Blair: “There has always been terrorism. Spain and Britain both know its price. But now this terrorism is terrorism waged without limits, without any care for the grief of the innocent…
    Locker Room contributor, March 13, 2004