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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Is Dickson Street Reession-Proof? Chapter 109: Let’s charge for parking!

Posted By on Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Oh, yes, paid parking on Dickson Street. That will go over like the proverbial lead balloon with anyone who still might want to visit Fayetteville’s “Entertainment District.” Maybe we could tell them that they are being patriotic, by being willing to pay for parking?

Shouldn’t measures like this be discussed when we aren’t in a recession?

$50 tickets for violators?  Oh, boy.

All this ill-conceived proposal will do is force people to be more innovative in finding free parking spaces around the Dickson Street area. Then we’ll get somebody from the city whining about that, no doubt.

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A critic is a person who knows the way but can't drive the car. - Kenneth Tynan

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Doctor Who - and now for something completely different?

If you’re gonna travel through time, you gotta have a cool “car,” whether it be Marty McFly’s DeLorean, or the sphere from Seven Days. But the coolest one of all is the TARDIS from Doctor Who, whose producers just announced the newest  actor to play the Doctor.

I have a theory about time travel shows. You have to have some Nazis in there somewhere - which, in my mind, accounts for the dismal showing of NBC’s Journeyman last year. Of course, I don’t remember any from Quantum Leap, but like all my theories, this one is a work in progress.

New Doctor actor is youngest ever

Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.

At 26, Smith is three years younger than Peter Davison when he signed up to play the fifth Doctor in 1981.

Smith will first appear on TV screens as the 11th Doctor in 2010.

He was cast over Christmas and will begin filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Smith was named as Tennant's replacement in Saturday's edition of Doctor Who Confidential on BBC One.

The programme was watched by an audience of 6.9 million people at its peak, according to official overnight figures.

The actor said: "I feel proud and honoured to have been given this opportunity to join a team of people that has worked so tirelessly to make the show so thrilling.

"David Tennant has made the role his own, brilliantly, with grace, talent and persistent dedication. I hope to learn from the standards set by him.

"The challenge for me is to do justice to the show's illustrious past, my predecessors, and most importantly, to those who watch it. I really cannot wait."

Piers Wenger, head of drama at BBC Wales, said that as soon as he had seen Smith's audition he "knew he was the one".

To read more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7808697.stm

rsdrake@nwark.com


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