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Re: “Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street

@BookerT:

Four years is the total time of disruption on the street. The construction of
the nine new developments currently slowing and confusing
traffic will be completed by fall 2016. After that, Phase Two
will begin, which will likely take around 2 years.

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Posted by Aaron Smith, INDY Raleigh Bureau Chief on 10/20/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “A running tally of the money lost or made at this year's N.C. State Fair concerts

Hi, @bookerT: When the Fair ends, we'll do a complete summary of the music math for the fair, including production, concessions and sponsorships. As the text states, this is simply a running tally of the profit and loss, updated daily. It's the raw data for a piece to come.

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Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 10/20/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Lack of appreciation for Oakwood; Spence responds to lost boy report

Like it or not, the people who opposed the style of your new home in Oakwood lost the right to complain once the building permit was issued and construction began. Their attempts to reverse the decision AFTER the permit was issued and the building was started were wasteful, self-serving, divisive, and archaically imbecilic. I for one would like to offer an apology for the whining, inattentive, and less intelligent members of our community. As the Bible says, "Forgive them for they know not what they do." Congratulations on the completion of your new home. I hope it provides you with decades of enjoyment. Just the thought provides me with pleasure.

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Posted by DR B on 10/20/2014 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

I wanted to offer some very simple advice to the hysterics/cowards who are afraid to attend the State Fair without their guns. STAY HOME! Or better yet, if you consider the situation to be as dire as you adamantly profess, provide an army of concealed carry permit holders to escort people from the gates back to their vehicles where they can reunite with their beloved/sacred guns. Never mind the fact that the potential for accidental discharge and/or ALL of the other firearm mishaps has been eliminated by eliminating guns and will increase when they are reunited with their beloved/sacred guns. OR the fact that up until your whining there has never been a problem at the State Fair. I apologize for interjecting fact/reality into your fantasy world.

Posted by DR B on 10/20/2014 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Re: Art of Cool; Clay Aiken

That unnecessary, oppressive, backward minded, embarrassingly idiotic law will be overturned and/or ruled invalid by the courts before 2016 ever gets here. So sorry for your loss Proudly Unaffiliated. Why don't you educate us on all of this voter fraud by listing the cases in the last 100 years. What's that? You can't list any because there weren't any? Now that is just stoopid! Spelling error intended to emphasize the ignorance of the imbeciles who support this law.

Posted by DR B on 10/20/2014 at 1:07 AM

Re: “A running tally of the money lost or made at this year's N.C. State Fair concerts

exactly, Jonathan...this piece does not take into account pretty much the entire P&L statement. Such as the cost of security, operating the arena for an evening or even just the production. Or, whether there are sponsorships for the entire series or just one show, or if the concessionaires had to pay a booth fee or if the concession sales are going towards the cost of the show or the overall fair...and, if so, what percentage? I just find it to be a bit of a red herring.

Granted, the music at the fair could use an upgrade for the more metropolitan (21st Century) demographic....keep in mind the fair attracts people from outside the bubble of the Triangle and they have a lot of people to try and please...but I don't think this is the right argument - with insufficient evidence.

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Posted by bookerT on 10/19/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

Well, uhm, uh, not sure what to say about the troll stuff, it seems to demeaning and appropriate at the same time, what should I say? (Flushed red face) Dang, it is so unnerving to be treated so harshly when I am just trying to help IndyWeek be at the progressive cutting edge, which I am sure they want to be. But, um, maybe it is OK to look at what the N&O has said---

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/17/424…

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/19/2014 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Durham police excessive force case goes to Court of Appeals

They need to lock that pig cop up!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by William Parker on 10/18/2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “A running tally of the money lost or made at this year's N.C. State Fair concerts

The state would need to reap $2,420 in profit from the concession booths, not just sales.

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Posted by Jonathan Crockett Lee on 10/18/2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Republicans defend possible Board of Elections conflict

Very surprised you did a follow-up on this very lightweight story. Have you no journalistic shame??

Since when did Progressives start attacking wives for their husbands' employment?? Don't you recall that wives are emancipated??

And quoting the man she replaced as her critic? Give me a break!!!

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/18/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The Republican incumbent resorts to desperate name-calling in re-election campaign

I hope they clean the house and get rid of the Oil company strawmen and Duke power puppets....Our Electric bills are getting bigger every year with McCory at the helm....2 rate increase rubber stamped by his special regulators hand picked plus he added a utility tax which he let the utility companies keep big portion of that....And then he looks us in the eye and says he is for working people in NC....lying cocksucker he is....him and his energy buddies are fleecing us dry..fuk em all hope the next election sends them to the unemployment office..which they have cut funding for...hope they get some of them small checks....bastards all of them...

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 10/18/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Republicans defend possible Board of Elections conflict

The real problem is how republicans got elected and then decided that the oil companies can come here and frack anywhere they please and property owners have no mineral rights thanks to the so called guardians of the constitution the GOP politicians who think oil companies are the boss over us...Yes I can look the bastards in the eye and call them Turds to their face yes I can smear the retarded GOP cocksuckers....If you dont like to bad...This aint no lame attempt...this is in your face smear em in the dirt....

Posted by Tony Edward Dockery on 10/18/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “I thought my baseball card collection had value. It did, but only to me.

Hey, please check out our very new business, "dope cards N box breaks"... plenty of cards already sold and are being sold on ebay + youtube box breaks ;) thanks!! https://www.youtube.com/user/dopecardsnboxbreaks

Posted by Jordan Cailey Lang on 10/18/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Thomas Crowder, longtime Raleigh Council member, died today

Simply written, yet captures the no nonsense genuine public servant we just lost. Mr. Crowder was a remarkable man, whose devotion to Raleigh was unmistakable. Hopeful that the family takes a small degree of comfort in the outpouring of love and gratitude. Thank you for sharing Mr. Crowder with the rest of us.

Posted by George Farthing on 10/17/2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Republicans defend possible Board of Elections conflict

Oh come on! This is silly and we can see that you are trying -- lamely, I might add -- to smear Republicans.

If you want to dig into some real and timely ethics issues, look how Kay Hagan's husband and son bilked the feds with an insider, rigged proposal and funding, twice. And now USDA is stone-walling because the director is a Hagan insider. This is really sickening....

http://www.carolinajournal.com/articles/di…

What say you, IndyWeek?

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 10/17/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street

The project managers on Phase II have estimated construction to be 18 months...NOT four years, like Mr. Smith alludes to in this piece. Maybe he should attend the next public meeting to get more facts (gasp!) from the people who will actually be doing the work.

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Posted by bookerT on 10/17/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “A running tally of the money lost or made at this year's N.C. State Fair concerts

this is using real simple math...for one you do not take into account the concession sales. My guess is they sold more than $2,420 at the concession booths.

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Posted by bookerT on 10/17/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street

I think Jeff nailed it when he said "It's part of a natural life cycle" of the street.

There is of course a balance to preserve character and to ensure new buildings add to the character of the place. But to fight change itself in a place growing as fast as Raleigh has real consequences in terms of sprawl and traffic. Let's welcome our new neighbors here and let them add to the character of the place.

Jane Jacobs says it well:
“Dull, inert cities contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration, with energy enough to carry over for problems and needs outside themselves.”

I'm optimistic about the future of Hillsborough Street, and believe it can be both dense AND funky!

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Posted by Jay Dawkins on 10/17/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Director of state board of elections married to lawyer defending controversial voting reforms

Indy will take up Hagan ethics issue on the twelfth of Never and not a day before!!!!

Good work Proudly Unaffiliated.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 10/17/2014 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Two views of ever-changing Hillsborough Street

Building on Hillsborough Street is better than forcing students to live on the outskirts and drive to class everyday.

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Posted by Evan Brigham on 10/17/2014 at 2:57 PM

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