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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
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    Hoofing it

    Durham residents are being urged to park their cars and walk to their destinations today to support transportation alternatives. “Every car that’s off the road, you’re helping air quality, the community and public health in general,” said Alison Carpenter, the city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. Actually, it is…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    The Time Has Come…

    …for each child of the 70s who carried a Snoopy’s doghouse lunchbox to school every day to do his solemn duty: Buy Twinkies.
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004
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    Yes, it is about that time in the race

    John Kerry is set to unload on President Bush?s proposal for Social Security accounts. He?ll say it?s a gift to Wall Street suspender-wearers and will cut benefits to our destitute seniors, etc. He?s tried everything else, and at least the old Social Security/Mediscare tactic has the virtue of having…
    Locker Room contributor, September 22, 2004