Maybe it's time to strictly scrutinize actual home addresses of the students, instead of just letting them write down the address of a relative/friend in order to attend the fancy new school. Or, if that is not the root of the problem, then it's obvious that rezoning needs to be happen. Or perhaps turn Tyner back into a regular school? I'm sure Tyner has capacity to handle 300 additional students easily.
Are you sure that YOU don't need to go back to school for a grammar lesson?
The subject of the sentence is "equipment", not "computers". So, if you take the qualifying clause out of the sentence, it reads "Classroom equipment was purchased".
I don't see what's so far-fetched about it. After all, we've elected people with less experience than she has, right?
A "botched robbery"? Really? Sounds like a gang initiation to me.
It's interesting how they are dismissing the drop from 1100 downtown workers to 300 with simple mentions of shifting to HP and increased work-at-home. While some of that may be true, they forgot to mention all of the recent layoffs in the last couple of years. Oh yeah, I forgot, that doesn't make for good press for them.
I don't see how this is any different from the ridiculous red tape one has to go through when trying to get something from the government.
So if it is truly "just a wash" (and it isn't...do they really think we are that dumb?), then why annex at all? It will be 3-6 years before a break-even point is reached (assuming costs will not rise in those 3-6 years), and there was not even any mention of sewer in these numbers at all!
Isn't it convenient that there is just now a rush to get it done AFTER Littlefield was elected for his last term? They are rushing through this so quickly, you'd think they were trying to pass national health care reform! I say once the city proves it can do a good job taking care of what it already has, then annexation can be discussed. Even then, the people should have a say. If we wanted to live in the city, we would have bought in the city.
If the Town Hall attendees are the equivalent of the Jerry Springer audience, then wouldn't that make B.O., and all of the other meeting leaders, the equivalent of Jerry Springer? Sounds rational to me...they're just exploiting people by touching on very emotional issues. They know that by riling these people up to the point of emotional outbursts, no matter how valid their point of view, the attendees will lose credibility when the Obama-loving press shows up to "cover" the debacle. However, there is one basic difference, the Jerry Springer audience acts the way they do just for the television fame, and the town hall attendees are scared of having Uncle Sam using an illogical (and probably undocumented) algorithm to determine the worthiness of providing life-saving care to them.
I'll take a table for 2 in the "Armed" section, please!