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    They Stole the WPTF Photo

    KMBZ in Kansas City has its Jerry Agar page up now, using the same grainy photo from his Raleigh days. Jerry Agar is the newest addition to KMBZ, and while he was not born in Kansas City, he got here as quickly as he could. Jerry is a radio…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    It?s hammer time for local development

    Over at JLF-Charlotte, Jeff Taylor takes a critical look at dramatically new impact fees imposed on residential development by Cabarrus County ? and how such a trend would impact the region.
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Entitlement on the reservation

    A new report from the National American Indian Housing Council states that substandard and overcrowded housing contributes to a plethora of health, social and family problems on reservations throughout the nation. “Very few places in our nation have children hurting as much as on our Indian reservations,” said Chester…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    So stay put!

    “If you’re going to come to Cabarrus County and create a problem, you’re going to pay for it,” said Cabarrus County commissioner Coy Privette. The “problem” that Commissioner Privette is referring to is people moving to the county. And paying for it refers to the new housing fees which…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Harvard women

    Harvard President Lawrence Summers is under attack for not making enough job offers to women. Note the phrasing. It isn’t for not hiring enough women. It’s for not making enough offers to women. I think there is a reason for that. We have a bit of a clue as…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Hey, no fair getting to tax your citizens!

    Winston-Salem has become so envious of Greensboro?s new authority to tax its downtown property owners for ?economic development? that it wants to get its own authority to do so. In related news, ABC News is demanding that bloggers pay closer attention to its factual claims, envying the huge upsurge…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Non-terrorism never solved anything!

    Forgive the double negative but some students at Duke University have asked the Palestinian Solidarity Movement, which is planning a controversial Pro-Palestinian march at Duke, to sign a letter condemning terrorism. Rann Bar-On, member of Hiwar – the Duke group affiliated with the PSM, explained that condemning terrorism would…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Price-gouging OK sometimes

    The city of Wilmington is considering paying more to “lure” workers away from Florida to remove hurricane debris. It seems that the silly workers are actually flocking to places where wages for the same amount of work are higher. But the city may be sitting on debris for a…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004