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    Lunch Anyone?

    I’m puzzled. Perhaps those passing through the Lockerroom can clear things up for me. I’ll take to lunch the first person to email a credible answer to questions a) and b) noted at the bottom of this entry. Credible answers must include some reference or citation to the U.S. Constitution,…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Probably tastes a bit nutty …

    Headine in the UNC-Wilmington’s The Seahawk: English professors featured in brown bag luncheon You wanna trade your Chaucer scholar for my Race and Gender in 20th Century Fiction prof?…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Margin of Error

    Today the Winston-Salem Journal is reporting on a new horserace poll conducted by NCFREE in the open Senate race. It has Burr 3 points back from Bowles and within the margin of error. The survey was taken immediately after the GOP convention and before Burr went on television with…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    It’s good to have choices

    A headline to a story in today?s Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald reads: ?Commissioners approve one junkyard, turn down another.?…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Meanwhile, at Chapel Hill …

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    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Lord S. Does a Body Good!

    Some Lockerroom readers know about my affection for the regular meetings of the Shaftesbury Society. Luncheon speakers provide thoughtful ? oftentimes entertaining, and occasionally provocative ? presentations on a wide range of topics. However, until I saw this post by economist and polymath Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution,…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Taxpayers: Forced ‘Partners’

    Verizon Wireless, beneficiary of up to $7.2 million in state economic incentives in exchange for building a call center in Wilmington, opened its facility this week: “This is as good as it gets,” said Wilmington Mayor Spence Broadhurst. “This is the way it’s supposed to work – a…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004
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    Snapshot of a Successful Business Transition

    After years of struggling, Eastman Kodak is now successfully adapting to new technology. Keys to survival: Cost-cutting and restructuring, including mass layoffs and plant and film lab closings — replaced with that demonic business strategy, outsourcing. Mark Zupan, dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, says…
    Locker Room contributor, September 23, 2004