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  1. FriskyDingo

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    I believe that Boston College, Arizona State, and Kansas are also taking care of their business...
  2. Belk really only has this "low-rent" reputation in Georgia, and maybe only in the Atlanta part of Georgia. I grew up with Belk as a nice department store much like Macy's or Rich's. The Belk stores were always among the best large department stores in the malls of the major cities in N.C.
  3. Why would it take more time than any other proposal? Maybe you misread my post - I suggested working 7 days a week, and on weekdays work the graveyard shift when there is little to no traffic. The crews would still work 8-10 hours per day and 7 days each week. They wouldn't work more than that if the highway is closed...and the roadway could remain open to rush hour traffic with occasional diversions and lane closures like you suggested. It's the scenario that many other cities use for major roadwork, bridge repair and construction, or anything that would impede daytime traffic.
  4. Are those the only two options? It seems a little chaotic to completely close THE major artery into and out of downtown...why can't they do the work from 10 pm to 6 am and on weekends?
  5. City Hall East is part of the Ponce Park development...although part of the actual Sear's Building (City Hall East) is slated for demolition as are two of the parking decks, the main portion of the building is to be incorporated into Ponce Park. You can see the front tower of the 1926 original building in the development plan below. It faces the left top corner of the first rendering and is Building A in the second rendering, facing Ponce de Leon Ave.
  6. Under "Convention Centers"... The Georgia International Convention Center is located off Camp Creek Parkway by the airport, 10 minutes from Downtown Atlanta. Consisting of 35 meeting rooms with a capacity of 12,500 participants and 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, GICC is the 2nd largest in the state behind GWCC. The People Mover Tram from the airport will have a stop at GICC in addition to several convention hotels, restaurants, the new car rental facility, and Camp Creek Marketplace. http://www.gicc.com/index.asp AmericasMart is a 3-building complex located in Downtown Atlanta, consisting of the Apparel Mart, the Gift Mart, and the Merchandise Mart. There is currently a fourth building under construction. AmericasMart has 41 meeting rooms and 376,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. http://www.americasmart.com/ Inforum is located next to AmericasMart Downtown at 250 Williams Street. With facilities for up to 3,000 people on 9 floors and a unique 500 seat theater on the lobby-level, the Inforum was built by Portman but is owned and operated by Cousin's Properties. It housed the headquarters for the 1996 Summer Olympics and is the permanent headquarters of the American Cancer Society. http://www.cousinsproperties.com/office/index/inforum.cfm
  7. Doesn't PART have an express bus to Duke and North Carolina Medical Centers? So there is at least one to the Triangle...
  8. FriskyDingo

    NCAA Football

    Usually any school titled using the state name is a public university...it doesn't have to include the word "state". Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana - all public universities...also UCLA, Texas, Kentucky, N.C. State, Florida, and Florida State are public. Then some public universities are not named after the state, like Clemson and Auburn universities. Sometimes schools with the state in their name are private too, like USC (Southern Cal). Sometimes universities named for the city are public - like the University of Memphis, U. of Louisville, U. of Cincinnati and U. of Houston - but there are also some that are private, like the University of Chicago, Miami, and Syracuse University. So I guess there is no definite rule to the naming of a university...any private or public university can be named in whatever manner they choose.
  9. FriskyDingo

    NCAA Football

    I totally agree. Wake Forest actually has a fairly decent team again this year...and I predict will be in the Top 25 this week. Their two losses were close games to ranked opponents without Riley Skinner (starting quarterback)...38-28 to Boston College and by 20-17 to Nebraska. There are already a handful of teams in the Top 25 with 2 losses. It's amazing that Wake finally has a competitive football team after all these years, and being the smallest school in Division I at 4,000 students. An ESPN reporter was interviewing Jim Grobe (WFU's coach) after the game and commented that he "must have had a heart attack when Florida State scored that last touchdown"...I immediately thought about how inappropriate that comment was considering Wake Forest's basketball coach just died of a heart attack... Not to continue questioning Northwestern and the Big 10, but since Northwestern isn't a member of the American Association of Universities, how is it that the Big 10 doesn't require them to seek membership in the association to correct the problem?
  10. FriskyDingo

    NCAA Football

    Was WFU over FSU an upset? I guess in some analysts and fans eyes it was, but that's another instance of not giving Wake Forest enough credit for the calibre of the team...just like all of last year. I mean, they were 10-1 at one point and only ranked 15th? About the Big 10 post...good information, the only discrepancies I noticed are that Northwestern University is actually a private school. Maybe NU joined the Big 10 later, like after the qualifications were relaxed concerning public universities? Also, Northwestern is not on your American Association of Universities list.
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