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    State

    We have been reading about the marvelous ideas for promoting diversity of NC State’s new “diversity czar” Jose Picart, but State had a diversity czar before Picart, and he has just landed at Texas A&M. You can read about it here. Some of the Texas A&M students are…
    Locker Room contributor, November 19, 2003
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    Wesley Clark is Weasly Lark

    File this away as the number 2,479th reason why retired Gen. Wesley Clark seems to be going precisely nowhere in his presidential quest. In a Business Week interview last week, Clark proceeded to demonstrate both a propensity to speak out of both sides of his mouth and a basic lack…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2003
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    UNCW derecognizes CRs

    Word out of UNC-Wilmington is that the College Republicans have been officially derecognized by the university because the student group’s constitution doesn’t include the university mandated non-discrimination clause. As that includes political affiliation, including the clause would mean the College Republicans could not prevent Democrats from joining ? which also…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2003
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    John Hood’s Matrix Lament/The First Cyborg President

    Long time reader. First time blogger– Call it a misdirected Freudian association (ok, perhpas its Jungian), but yesterday’s lament by John Hood in our staff meeting re The Matrix and its lame attempt to present the old nightmare of man melding into machine as something new, brings to mind that…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2003
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    A clever ploy

    Easley has vetoed the toll idea for I-95, a decision in which the Locke Foundation no doubt played a profound role. Now all we have to figure out is whether he canned the tolls because John supported them, or because Roy opposed them.
    Locker Room contributor, November 17, 2003
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    learning your history from movies

    You CAN learn a lot of good history from movies. I don’t think John’s favorite Battle of Issus is a good candidate for movie treatment, but a terrific movie was made of the battle of Rorke’s Driftback in 1964. It was Michael Caine’s first flick.
    Locker Room contributor, November 17, 2003
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    Coming out

    It’s tough to leave a secret lifestyle.
    Locker Room contributor, November 14, 2003
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    History of Midway

    No need for explanation from George is necessary, because our NRA hero, Toshiro Mifune, and a cast of thousands have already put together the definitive history on the battle of Midway. I learnt everything I know about history in the movies.
    Locker Room contributor, November 14, 2003