Articles by: Jason Sandford

On trial: Cameron’s janets

On trial: Cameron’s janets

Y’all are following this trial, right?

by July 17, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Bettes petition catches fire

Bettes petition catches fire

Our Bring Back Bettes petition has really riled some of you up. Here’s some of the fun: White Lightnin’ Best. Sign. Ever. Almost choked on my Chocolate Lucky Charms cereal when I saw that on the site this morning. Too freakin’ funny. KA-BOOM! rumble, rumble, rumble… Lightnin’ has spoken! PS- Did you know they made Chocolate Lucky Charms cereal? Man,[Read More…]

by July 15, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
On breaking news

On breaking news

We enjoyed this response to our post on the Wednesday dailies noting that the local TV news is telling us how “we first told you”… moron detector sent this in: You’re a moron. As per usual. “We first told you” means that is when WE first told you. It reminds viewers this is not the first time we’ve reported on[Read More…]

by July 15, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Damn I miss the sun…

Damn I miss the sun…

…but maybe all the rain is a good thing.

by July 15, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Circling the crop circles

Circling the crop circles

For all you people that were into the Yancey County “crop circle” a few weeks ago, and the ongoing fascination with cattle mutilation stories (see the recent column in the McDowell County News newspaper) here’s an event y’all can check out and learn from. Our own self-appointed ghostbuster, Joshua Warren, is going to hold a cookout for the freaky-deaky folks[Read More…]

by July 15, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A reader asks…

A reader asks…

“I wonder if APD knows someone is trying to make money through cafepress.com using APD Hostage Negotiation Team insignia and APD badge? Good question. Go here to check it out.

by July 15, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Worley’s hat in the ring

Worley’s hat in the ring

Today, Mayor Charlie Worley filed for re-election, again as we predicted here. Worley filed the day after Ashvegas Councilwoman Terry Bellamy signed up to run for mayor. Worley has been on council for three terms as a regular councilman. He ran twice for mayor before finally winning. The West Asheville native is a likeable guy and good attorney, but he[Read More…]

by July 15, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The Wednesday night dailies: Le finds a legend

The Wednesday night dailies: Le finds a legend

Artemis in Ashvegas John “Punnyman” Le ran into a legend Wednesday night while he was doing some dumb story on beer-bingo night at Barley’s. Artemis Pyle, of legendary rocker band Lynyrd Skynyrd, was there, and of course, Le couldn’t get by without a dumb “Freebird” pun that literally hit the ground with a thud. Only in Ashvegas would you run[Read More…]

by July 14, 2005 5 comments Asheville News
Sign the petition

Sign the petition

The sign says it all:

by July 14, 2005 4 comments Asheville News
Bellamy breaks the silence

Bellamy breaks the silence

I’m not sure why the folks considering a run for Ashvegas mayor are being so shy lately, but City Councilwoman Terry Bellamy broke the silence today and declared her intentions to run again for the seat. She’s the first to declare for mayor. Just as we predicted in an earlier post (click on Ashvegas politics at the bottom of the[Read More…]

by July 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Feedback on feedback

Feedback on feedback

My feedback on your feedback: keep it coming. Some great stuff over on the “What you said” page. You guys are going off on my Bettes petition, the weather, the bats in the Rutherford bat house and more. Click here, or on the button on the left. Post your comments at the end of every post, or send me an[Read More…]

by July 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas ever-changing

Ashvegas ever-changing

Let’s talk a little about the ever-changing face of downtown Ashvegas. It’s a thriving city, where things are always happening. So we’re going to throw some chum into the Sea of the Voracious Speculation and see what comes of it. Take this for what it’s worth: rumor, innuendo, wild-ass guesses and such. BBQ renaissance? Remember our discussion a few weeks[Read More…]

by July 13, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

More fun in McDowell

As usual, the folks over in Mack-Dowell County are having more fun than you can shake a stick at. Check out these true stories, courtesy of the local newspaper. Naked guy on the run Mack-Dowell deputies arrested a naked guy standing in a field along U.S. 221 flashing folks. The guy was standing in a field near a church making[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The Breeder readies to take the stage

The Breeder readies to take the stage

As you, my loyal readers, may recall, I “covered” the air guitar contest over at the Westville Pub a few months back. Ashvegas was one of a handful of cities (all of them much larger than Ashvegas) to hold regional competitions to see who would be competing in the U.S. Air Guitar Championships. Well, that day has come. The competition[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Only the beautiful people

Only the beautiful people

Lightnin’ pointed me to the News Blues site (the site at which Surly Editor so graciously linked us) to show me that Scottie-too-Hottie has been nominated as one of the “beautiful people.” I’m not sure how it actually works, but Scottie’s picture and bio (the one that includes the fact that he owns a cat named “Pooty”) are up there[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Bulldog has another suggestion: work

Bulldog has another suggestion: work

Bulldog gets gruff with weak reporting: WLOS had the news Monday night that Asheville’s Rashad McCants had signed his NBA contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but noted that “terms of the contract were not disclosed.” Oh, well, they didn’t send us a press release so we don’t know what to report. C’mon, guys, do a little work here. The NBA’s[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Petition: Bring Back Bettes

Petition: Bring Back Bettes

I am starting an official Bring Back Bettes petition. While Cuevas was getting his hair colored, Mikey was in the middle of the hurricane this past weekend kicking ass and looking cute. As you remember, Mike was the weather guy here in Ashvegas a few years ago. We want him back. So here is the official petition. Once I get[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 8 comments Asheville News
The Monday dailies

The Monday dailies

Mary and the bats Did you guys see that weird story yesterday that Mary Juddliquor did about the bathouse in Rutherford County? I didn’t quite get it. There’s a family living in a house full of bats, Mary tells us. The family has been bitten numerous times, family members tell Mary, pointing to dots on their fleshy, fishbelly white arms.[Read More…]

by July 12, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
South Ashvegas diet

South Ashvegas diet

For goodness sake, somebody feed this child. Seriously, Holly, you need to be talking to Charu about what she’s been eating because you don’t look healthy. This screen capture also illustrates how WLOS reporters do their job. They stand around and do a lot of talking. The don’t do much fact checking or verifying or other study about their stories.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Big beer a bust?

Were you guys watching the machinations last week regarding beer brewers’ quest to get the General Assembly to change the law to remove the cap on the alcohol content of beer? Well, the “big beer” advocates, who apparently got a little lax, got sucker punched. Earlier in the week, much was made in the media of a Senate committee’s approval[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What you said… about the hairnado

What you said… about the hairnado

Seems that several of you had something to say about Mike Cuevas’ hair-color job. Check it out over on the “What you said” page. Post comments. Send me an e-mail. Send me a letter. Let’s keep the Ashvegas discussion going.

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Babe-a-star Gallactica

Babe-a-star Gallactica

We were just flipping around the channels Saturday night to chill after running around to Sylva and such in the afternoon when we came across Battlestar Gallactica on Channel 4/NBC. What a shock – it was entertaining and kicked ass, and if we knew there were so many babes on the show, we would have tuned in a long time[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Hurricane hunter

Hurricane hunter

Did you guys see Mike Bettis holding it down on the Weather Channel over the weekend as he reported on Hurricane Dennis? Mike did a good job. He didn’t get too crazy trying to stand out in the whipping wind, although the whole holding-down-the-hat thing was a bit overly dramatic on Saturday. For the most part, he just reported the[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Bele Chere is coming

Bele Chere is coming

Blues Traveler is signed up. The weather is hot and steamy. And you see these marks on the street denoting where vendors will be setting up? They all add up to one thing – Bele Chere will be here before we know it. We can’t wait. Drunken rednecks fighting in the street. Headaches from too many margaritas and ears ringing[Read More…]

by July 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News