Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 20, Number 5 – May 2011

• Misleading counting method inflates rail jobs
• Packer questions state’s environmental calls

• GOP promises ‘fair and legal’ redistricting, Page 2
• Tea Party activists say they are alive and well in North Carolina, Page 3
• Bill would increase auto dealer protections, Page 4
• N.C. Briefs, Page 4
• Rural Center grant could put Sanford company out of business, Page 5

• GOP budget plan would close plush ‘Club Ed’ training center, Page 6
• Kristen Blair commentary: Are schools safe from sexual violence?, Page 6
• CMS merit-pay proposal has critics on all sides of debate, Page 7
• Brevard Academy uses idyllic setting to enhance learning, Page 8
• Bill establishing specialized regional high schools moves forward, Page 9

• Funding-enrollment storm hits Randolph CC campus, Page 17
• Jane S. Shaw commentary: Multiple pathways to careers, Page 17
• UNC system cuts could reach 15.5 percent, Page 18
• Campus Briefs, Page 18
• Issues in Higher Education: Colleges’ graduation rates may tell us less than we think, Page 19

• Haywood saves with private landfill, Page 10
• Town and County, Page 10
• Court: Attorney-client privilege extends to groups, third parties, Page 11
• Michael Sanera commentary: The great train boondoggle, Page 11
• Raleigh considers allowing food trucks — with restrictions, Page 12
• Davis Garage pits W-S businessmen against transit planners, Page 13

• Movie review: ‘Limitless’: Great premise but unsatisfactory execution, Page 20
• From the Liberty Library, Page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Hugh Williamson: Renaissance man and N.C. Founding Father, Page 21
• Book review: The vision thing with arms akimbo, Page 22
• Short Takes on Culture, Page 22
• Movie review: Redford directs a ‘straight-up telling’ of Lincoln’s assassination, Page 23

• Editorial: Global TransPark, busted!, Page 24
• Karen Palasek commentary: Take care of your people, Page 24
• John Hood commentary: Budget claims beyond belief, Page 25
• Editorial: Lost money and freedom, Page 25
• Editorial: Open government, Page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: New reality for property values, Page 26
• Editorial Briefs, Page 26
• Andy Taylor commentary: Voter ID: Useful, but no panacea, Page 27
• Becki Gray commentary: Redistricting and equal representation, Page 27

• Judicial choices to get ‘American Idol’ treatment (a CJ parody), Page 28