Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 16, Number 5 – May 2007

• Pa. advocacy group behind N.C. CO2 push, Page 1
• Audit: Gallant’s Channel deal violated state regulations, Page 1

• Senators: State should give promised funds to Johnson & Wales, Page 1
• Post-Jim Black N.C. House approves some reforms, Page 5

• Garner group fights Wake school-growth plan, Page 8
• Public schools could start if State Senate agrees, Page 9
• Lindalyn Kakadelis commentary: School-to-work reconsidered, Page 9
• N.C. report cards: A question of trust, Page 10
• Vinroot wins cases involving charter school funding, Page 11

• Proposal to create UNC-Rocky Mount derailed, Page 12
• UNC forum debates proposal for ‘Academic Bill of Rights,’ Page 13
• Shannon Blosser commentary: Right call on Rocky Mount, Page 13
• Bats in the Belltower: UNCW’s student editors unable to ferret out satire, Page 14
• BOG elections still politicized but more in line with rules, Page 14
• Protecting against ‘heterosexism’ — to the tune of $200,000, Page 15

• Private property being taken for greenways, Page 16
• Property owner wins lawsuit over septic-system permit, Page 17
• Chad Adams commentary: Moving toward socialism, Page 17
• Local innovation bulletin board, Page 18
• No relief for property owners, Page 18
• Group calls real estate transfer tax a ‘bad idea,’ Page 19

• Book review: Hugh Hewitt makes his case for Mitt Romney, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: A short history of the Lost State of Franklin in Western N.C.
•Book review: Mr. Polk’s War — Vivid accounts bring Mexican War to life, Page 22
• Book review: Blue Ridge Parkway history complicated, contentious, Page 23

• Michael Lowrey commentary: The goals of transit, Page 24
• Editorial: Due process vs. groupthink, Page 24
• Editorial: Educational unproductivity, Page 25
• Editorial: Common landfill sense, Page 25
• John Hood commentary: Playing the Blarney fife, Page 25
• Mike Walden commentary: Are loan interest charges a rip-off? Page 26
• Becki Gray commentary: Legislature hops on renewable-energy bandwagon, Pag 27
• Marc Rotterman commentary: Handicapping the 2008 presidential candidates, Page 27

• CJ Parody: More apology bills seen on state’s legislative horizon, Page 28