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    Satellite achieves higher orbit

    One of the competing national providers of satellite radio, XM, reports that it has passed the two-million mark in subscribers. That doesn?t mean that the company is making money yet, but it does represent a faster-than-expected rollout and strong consumer demand for the varying options that satellite provides. The…
    Locker Room contributor, June 15, 2004
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    Math in the Durham Public School System

    “This year, according to DPS figures, around 1,800 Durham students attended charters. That’s about 5 percent of public school children in the county. For DPS budget planners, this is more than an interesting phenomenon. Defections to charters, they say, are one reason the school system needs more than…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    Next year’s tax-increase probability rises

    Some legislators are proposing a cap on the state’s gas tax. But how will Easley balance the budget next year if gas tax revenue declines?…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    Another Conservative Primary Victory

    Add this Nebraska primary result to the list of races I noted in my Daily Journal column today over at Carolina Journal Online. State Sen. Curt Bromm, Republican speaker of the state?s unicameral legislature, was upended by the surprise insurgency of Jeff Fortenberry, a four-year member of…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    Eyes on the Prize

    Completely private ?space tourism? is about five years away. This isn?t a statement from some wacky sci fi nut or futurist web site. It?s contained in a Wall Street Journal story Monday about several private ventures set to test their space vehicles within the next few weeks and months. They…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    New Zealand and School Choice

    THE NEW ZEALAND MODEL In a lecture at (Hillsdale College) on February 11, 2004, Maurice P. McTigue, a former New Zealand cabinet minister, outlined his government’s educational reforms. . . . They have done nothing less than break up the public school monopoly. . . . Where did they start?…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    Now It’s Getting Personal

    Doctors are starting to refuse non-emergency treatment for lawyers and their families because of excessive and frivolous malpractice lawsuits.
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004
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    Noonan’s eulogy for Reagan

    Peggy Noonan’s column on what she saw at the Reagan funeral is wonderful, sweet, and touching. Her concluding praise for Ben Elliott is especially so. But even though so many wonderful things have been written and said over the past week, I think these remarks of hers stand out…
    Locker Room contributor, June 14, 2004