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Monday, June 23, 2008

Almost the last word on FGC issue forums

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM

As a Telecomm Board member (and chair) I will support the vote last Thursday - even though I voted in opposition - to severely limit - and effectively curtail - citizen requested issue forums on Fayetteville’s Government Channel.

I will not speak publicly on the issue again, unless specifically requested to by someone at the city council level.

The ball, quite frankly, is now squarely in the people of Fayetteville’s court. If you disagree with the decision, then write to individual members of the Telecomm Board, and the city council.

Attend the next Telecomm Board meeting in July, or the city council meeting following it, at which it will be discussed.

Write letters to newspapers.

It’s gone beyond the stage where you can just argue the issue endlessly online - if you care about the forums, then more Direct Action is called for.

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This just sets a bad tone for the whole week

I haven’t taken the time to process this yet.

US comedian George Carlin dies

Grammy-award winning comedian George Carlin, best known for his Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV routine, has died of heart failure aged 71.

The star was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday with chest pains and died later that day.

Jack Burns, Carlin's comedy partner in the early 1960s, told the Associated Press agency: "He was a genius and I will miss him dearly."

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend in Las Vegas.

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The star, who had a history of heart problems, was scheduled to receive the John F Kennedy Center's prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humour in November.

To read more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7468681.stm

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