I live in OKC and I would immediately support the team. I remember the old days of the NASL in Tulsa, when I was a college student at Oklahoma State. I got to see some of the greatest players in the world come through Tulsa . . . Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Neeskens, Gerd Mueller, etc. The good thing about the new NASL is that there is no salary cap. Teams can go out and spend the money to bring in international stars who are at the twilight of their careers, yet can still play and have the drawing power of the soccer community. I can't wait. Me and my wife will definitely be season ticket holders.
This was a great short. I can tell all of those men are proud of the changes they're making in their lives. Great reporting, Indy Week.
Thanks for the note, mccjeff. It's been added to the list.
Wow incredibly expensive drinks in what sounds like an unfinished location. Totally worth it to talk to some bartender who is apparently cool.
This legislation helps address an important workplace safety issue for law enforcement and should reduce morbidity and mortality due to infectious disease in our community.
I love this article. This bill could go a long way to reduce transmission of hepatitis and HIV by encouraging people to use clean needles, and this article does a great job covering the scope of this issue.
Michael, thanks for catching that. The online text should have been changed from print; it has been now. This is the introduction to our DISH cover package; the "following pages" are the Related Stories linked here.
Thanks so much for covering this issue! This law is a huge step forward for public health in North Carolina and this legislature should be commended for their work related to drug use and drug overdose during this session. I hope this is only the beginning for efforts to improve public health across North Carolina and across the country.
James, it seems you can contact the race sponsors at email@example.com and 877-293-6387. They also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BullCityRaceFest.
Re: Dish Bottle Shops
Nearly a comprehensive list of Raleigh bottle shops with one glaring exception.
Ridgewood Wine & Beer, 1214 Ridge Rd, 919-832-5232, www.ridgewoodwineandbeer.com
In the spirit of disclosure I am not affiliated with Ridgewood although I could be considered a regular. Thanks for your attention to this unintentional oversight.
Is there more to the article? It talks about "following pages", but there aren't any.
Thank you for this insightful and intelligent piece. Two brief comments - while it is true that Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster, in point of fact, the flooding here (80% of the city) was the result of catastrophic levee breaches and was the result of a failed system built by the Army Corps of Engineers. You can learn more about this at www.levees.org.
With regard to the Lower Ninth Ward, where I have the privilege of both living and working, you write "A few people live here. Those with a choice have moved." Nothing could be farther from the truth. In a neighborhood in which 100% of residential properties were rendered uninhabitable in 2005, the population return as of the 2010 census was 24% (significantly lower than the city average). Many were told the City of New Orleans would not provide infrastructure to support their return (sewerage and water, electricity) well into 2006.
We have battled black mold, toxic FEMA trailers, discriminatory recovery programs, Chinese sheetrock, and a catastrophic oil spill here in Louisiana, and still families who lived here in 2005 return and rebuild. They work incredibly hard to do so, and we do, too. It is a privilege to live in the Lower Ninth Ward, and in all our city's beautiful neighborhoods.
Actually, when considering the net state and local fiscal impact, there is an expected savings. Other states with similar programs have seen substantial savings - in Indiana the state is expected to save around $5 million this year. These savings are then redistributed to the public schools. Also, there are other state supreme courts that have upheld school choice as constitutional. Indiana's constitution calls for a uniform system of common schools (similar to North Carolina's uniformity clause) and it has a Blaine Amendment, yet the Supreme Court there found that its school choice program was constitutional.
Thanks for this great article, Indy Week! It's remarkable that in this legislative climate a bill like this could pass the legislature with such overwhelming bi-partisan support. It might be only a small step, but it's definitely a step forward. It takes about 30 seconds for a law enforcement officer and a community member to have a conversation about syringe or sharps possession. By taking the pressure off of that interaction, this law helps both people in that situation avoid a number of unnecessary and negative outcomes.
If they didn't get one single dime of tax revenue from the film and TV companies, they drop huge sums of money into the local economy for every service imaginable. Beyond that it's just cool to be the place this gets done. Increasing any and all productions is a total win-win for NC.
Is this race legit? The website seems like a poor cut-and-paste job, and there is no course map.
We'll miss you, Rusty!!! (and Theresa!)
Some people may wonder why non-needles are discussed and that is because hepatitis B & C and HIV live on other sharp drug paraphernalia including pipes and cookers. Law Enforcement Officers get cut on them quite a bit and this leads them to disease exposures and costly post exposure profalaxis. It is important to include sharps to improve the safety and health of officers and the public health of the community. No officer should have to get HIV or viral hepatitis, they are preventable diseases. This bill ensures we greatly reduce officer risks, without hurting the taxpayers wallet.
It is a testament to the value of the arts in economic development and community identity that members of the current legislature are willing to defend these arts grants to local communities. These dollars turn into arts education opportunities for kids, music on the town square, exhibits of crafts and folk art, preservation of our precious culture history, visiting performers in dance, community theater performances, and an overall sense of creativity and imagination that will guide our future as a state. Our kids deserve these amenities.
Thanks to Representatives Turner and Torbett and other committee members who believe that North Carolina still can be The Creative State. Let's hope the governor, who oversaw Charlotte's arts boom, will remember that what worked so well in a big city is absolutely critical to the smaller rural townships all across the state. Arts are often a lifeline.
Here's the Link to the Event page!
UPDATE: Raffle tickets are now just $2!
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