Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 16, Number 6 – June 2007

• Time for Randy Parton Theatre to deliver
• Would rural areas benefit from ECU dental school?

• Former NCDOT head: Transportation system broken, page 5

• Public-employee collective bargaining gets airing, page 8
• Minority achievement feted, but is gap actually narrowing? page 9
• Lindalyn Kakadelis commentary: The lateral-entry boondoggle, page 9
• Program teachers students work of historians, page 10
• Confusion reigns over Eastern High School financing, page 11

• UNC-CH faculty defeat achievement index, page 12
• Report: UNC salaries fare well compared to other universities, page 13
• George Leef commentary: Should you invest in education? page 13
• Bats in the Belltower, page 14
• ‘Western 2 Step’ program aims to smooth college transfers, page 14
• What if the U.S. News’ university rankings went bye-bye? page 15

‘ Smart growth’ seen as threat by some residents, page 16
• Greensboro council sets date for recall petition discussion, page 17
• Chad Adams commentary: Sales tax consistency, page 17
• Local Innovation Bulletin Board, page 18
• From Cherokee to Currituck, page 18

• Book review: Gratzer sees freedom as cure for health care, page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Food Lion’s Ketner sets example of hard work and risk taking, page 21
• Short takes on culture, page 22
• Book review: Obama’s Audacity of Hope sings same old liberal song, page 22
• Book review — Kleiner: Occupational Licensing an attack on liberty, page 23

• Michael Lowrey commentary: Seeking justice, page 24
• Editorial: The death of voting in N.C., page 24
• Editorial: Smoking bans and property, page 25
• Editorial: Sunshine and hospitals, page 25
• John Hood commentary: Bare facts on Wright’s wrongs, page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: Can economics solve pollution problems? page 26
• Becki Gray commentary: Citizens pay dearly for General Assembly dallying, page 27
• Letters to the editor, page 27

• Group pushes for new ethics-sensitive legislative pay (a CJ parody), page 28