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Re: “Common Ground Theatre Is Gone, But Some of Its Resources and Its Role Live on in Walltown Children's Theatre

Thanks for the nice article and acknowledgement, Byron. I would like to put a gentle dedication out to my father, Peter Klem, who gave Common Ground the initial $20000 loan (interest free!) for most of that equipment. Common Ground ALMOST paid off that debt by the time he passed away last October. But it was his single generous contribution that made CGT possible and I am very happy to have his legacy continue at Children's Walltown Theatre. Thanks, Peter Klem, for being a great supporter of the arts.

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Posted by RKlem on 05/19/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “The whole rock-star idol thing ain't so big for Dexter Romweber

Well, Dexter isn't quite up on his facts concerning The Phantom. The Phantom was the stage name/persona of my cousin, Marty Lott. Marty was signed to Dot Records by Pat Boone (who also created the Phantom persona).
Marty never disliked show business & was actively trying to succeed in the industry. The only reason for his sudden jump to the "where are they now file" right after an appearance on American Bandstand was because of a nearly fatal car crash after a night of HEAVY drinking. He drove his car off of a steep cliff & rolled it into a revene.
He was paralyzed from the waist down & lived out the rest of his life in a trailer in Mississippi in relative obscurity until his death in '83. Sorry if that's a downer, but that's the real story.

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Posted by Gary Gaydos on 05/19/2017 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Donald Trump Is an Incompetent Menace. Just Impeach Him Already.

Some verifiable proof, instead of politically-inspired allegations of Donald Trump's crimes against the country, would be nice for a change. When a writer holds up to contempt his audience (for not grasping what he claims is obvious), that often turns into a mirror that reflects poorly on the author's motivations. In other words, there ain't no more Walter Cronkites out there, least of all Mr. Billman.

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Posted by Rataplan on 05/18/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Reuniting Fourteen Durham Families, Black Mama's Day Bail Out Aims to Reform the State's Racially Biased Ransom Demands

Actually, her record is public record and it was NOT her first time in jail. Nor her second. She has a long history of assault, being a thief, fleeing to elude officers and has misdemeanor child abuse charges. How do you say this woman is a 'caretaker' to the community? She is teaching her son to be a thief, to be violent and to live a life of crime.

I am not saying I do not agree that the bail system sucks because it is punitive for folks without funds. But that has to be changed on the state level. However, you could have certainly used that 10 grand more wisely by maybe getting out some momma's that are true caretakers and community helpers, and that happened to just make a mistake and now is spiraling in the system. For 10 Grand you could have gotten a lot more out. This one, you should have left in.

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Posted by Brandy Lee on 05/18/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Donald Trump’s First Hundred Days: The Anatomy of Failure

I have never in my life seen such Media bias , and such crazy people. I thought you were innocent until proven guilty. People need to wait for the facts to come out before they judge.

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Posted by Rebecca Kunkle on 05/17/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora


Friday, June 2, 1pm - 7pm
Fisher Memorial UHC - 420 E Piedmont Ave, Durham, NC 27707
The body will lay in state and a time of Community Tributes will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Services:
Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m.
Union Baptist Church - 904 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701

for further information: Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr. - 919-672-1058

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Posted by ladichel on 05/17/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Raleigh Artist David McConnell's Infinity Hundred Is a Biodiverse Alternative to Big Agriculture

WHY cut down those 50 ft. pine trees, dude??????

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Posted by Phyllis Nunn on 05/17/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Updated: Thom Tillis Collapses, Taken Away in Ambulance, Says He’s Fine

Remember this when you vote on healthcare, Sen. Tillis.

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Posted by StarSword on 05/17/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Updated: Thom Tillis Collapses, Taken Away in Ambulance, Says He’s Fine

Per USAToday:
"Hey everybody, I'm fine," he said in a video posted on his Twitter account. "Just running about two and a half miles and got overheated."

He said there was no CPR or special measures administered on him, contrary to some reports.

"See you back on the Hill," he said.

C'mon, Thom... I am relieved that a sitting Senator did not just keel over permanently, but I think it would be best for the state and country if you resigned for, ummm, health reasons... yeah, health reasons.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 05/17/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Remembering Baba Chuck Davis, Legendary Voice of the African Dance Diaspora

Please post funeral arraignments.

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Posted by Margarita Martinez-Sheehan on 05/17/2017 at 9:57 AM
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Re: “Reuniting Fourteen Durham Families, Black Mama's Day Bail Out Aims to Reform the State's Racially Biased Ransom Demands

I would love to see the followup to this snowflake fairy tale and find out how many of the people are back in jail in the next 6 months....

People gravitate to where they deserve to be in life....

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Posted by Mike Moore on 05/17/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump Shares Classified Intel With Russia

How is an so-called 'openly held' meeting where no American press were allowed to be present - be the venue where DJT divulges allied intel to its enemy be considered 'moral'? -

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Posted by ptosis theseus on 05/16/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “In Exclusive Interview, Richard Burr Says He’s Interviewed 30 Witnesses, Won’t Turn Senate Russia Probe into a Witch Hunt

Not to worry. This conspiracy about Russia electing Trump will be over soon. What I am most interested in, regarding the Russia connection, is the $$ Hillary made by selling 20% of our uranium to them, and the millions Podesta got from them when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats want to continue on the Russian rail, this is going to be exposed big time.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 05/14/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The N.C. Senate Overrides Cooper's HB 467 Veto, Hog-Farm-Protection Bill is Law

Simply "close your eyes and imagine the smell of sausage and eggs " . So that's how State Rep Dixon responds to grave concerns and effects on humans caused by billion dollar hog industry factory farm floating feces ?
Simply...... Follow The Money !

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Posted by goldenruler1 on 05/14/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “In Exclusive Interview, Richard Burr Says He’s Interviewed 30 Witnesses, Won’t Turn Senate Russia Probe into a Witch Hunt

Senator Burr has surprised me with his (apparent) even-handedness with this investigation. I hope he's being sincere when he says he'll follow the investigation wherever it leads. I would still prefer to see an Independent Commission and/or Special Prosecutor, but at least Burr seems to be doing his job. This is perhaps the most important and troubling investigation of my lifetime, so I hope Senator Burr will continue to eschew partisanship in favor of pursuing the truth.

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Posted by thisniss on 05/13/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Family of slain inmate sues Wake County

The Mexicans in Wake county jail speak better English than most of the correction officers. We should deport the mentally inferior correction officers to Africa and hire Mexicans to run the jail.

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Posted by richard sugg on 05/12/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Movie Review: In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie Gets Medieval on Our Collective Asses

I thought it was a great movie. The acting was believable, special effects were good, story was balanced and the music was so powerful and haunting. I loved it. One of my fav action movies.

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Posted by Cat Jackson on 05/12/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Is Raleigh Plan to Revamp Citizens Advisory Councils a Boon for Residents—or Developers?

It is important to safeguard the CAC platform to serve as an advisory body to City Council as stated in Article I, Section 1 of the CAC Bylaws that speaks to the purpose of the CACs.

It is vitally necessary that the primary goal of the CAC forum continues to be to supply feedback to City Council and other City agencies.

CACs are the only body that is truly citizen led in this growing city. Replacing it with a City Council led body will not make CACs better. It will replace them. I hope Mayor McFarlane and City council can bring in the CACs and put in place steps and processes that will ensure consistency across CACs and make them better thereby make Raleigh better.

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Posted by Sam Alcine on 05/11/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Teachers give a failing grade to working conditions

I am reading the above comments and am floored. I am a parent of a Freshman at CHHS currently and students and families are experiencing the same level of despair, frustration, disillusionment, low morale as described above. Three years have passed and NOTHING has changed!! Why has the Board, the Superintendent, the leadership been deaf and blind to these concerns? Why has this ineffective leadership and toxic environment at CHHS been allowed to continue?

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Posted by ActNow on 05/11/2017 at 12:27 PM

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