The Kenan Institute map is tremendously misleading. The difference in rates between the least and most expensive categories is less than 50%, but the size of the circles doesn't reflect this. Instead, the western counties are made to be paying Earth-sized rates, while the eastern counties are paying Saturn-sized rates. Maps are supposed to simplify our understanding of complex data, not obfuscate.
Lisa, I thought your story might include this recent recount on the Bike & Ped listserv:
Yesterday (Halloween), around 7:15pm, I was biking home from work on the
ATT when I was attacked by someone with a knife.
I was headed toward downtown, and just before Enterprise St. I was struck
in the head. I was wearing a helmet and was fine, but startled. I looked
behind me and did not see anyone, but heard someone running off through the
woods on the right side of the trail.
Almost immediately after, I had to stop for trick-or-treaters walking down
Enterprise. They paused in front of me and stared. I greeted them and
they walked on. It sounded like they were muttering something about me,
and as I crossed Enterprise, I figured there must be egg all over my
helmet. So I stopped on the other side of the road and took my helmet
off. A kitchen knife with a 6 inch blade fell out of my helmet.
I called the police when I got home, and they were quick to respond. I had
taken the knife with me, but in my shock, I did not think to mind the
fingerprints. The police did not offer to take fingerprints from the
knife, but I doubt that if they had, they would have found any but my own
by that point.
In case folks need another reason for wearing a bike helmet, there you go.
"Durham's own special political problems" = "pushy little Durham"
The former phrase reminds me of the latter, which was mentioned in a recent Endangered Durham blog entry, here: http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2010/…
The photo caption misidentifies the Murphey School as a Durham County property; it's actually in Orange County, an easy enough mistake.
You can read all about the history and architecture of the Murphey School from the National Register nomination form, available here: http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/nr/OR0467.pdf
It's been extensively renovated. See here: http://clapp-ferguson.blogspot.com/.
I thought the new Durham location was to be called "The Geer". Or is the "Motorco Music Hall" the name of the venue within The Geer?
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