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An accusation minus a response

An accusation minus a response

Bulldog rants on GMA: If you’ve ever wondered why there is so much mistrust of “the media,” look no further than Exhibit A from Good Morning Liberal America on ABC. Diane Sawyer “turned to” a Duke University Hospital representative Tuesday to answer questions in regard to the story about surgical instruments being mistakenly cleaned in hydraulic fluid, and the effects[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Celebrity post #3: Amy Davis

Celebrity post #3: Amy Davis

A couple of days ago, Bulldog said he saw a bloopers clip of former WLOSer Kathy Scott, but it was actually former WLOSer Amy Davis. She wanted to be sure we got it straight, so she sent us a note, Bulldog: Hello, A former co-worker of mine at WLOS in Asheville e-mailed me a link to your website with the[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
WLOS blog bits: Sightings, a weather shank and more

WLOS blog bits: Sightings, a weather shank and more

Sightings John “Punnyman” Le knows how to rib, after all. Le won last weekend’s rib fest at the local TV station, a litte competition he and a videographer have each year for top billing. Reports are that his ribs were finger-lickin’ good. That John Le, he’s a real ribber. (ha-ha; get it John; a pun; I made a pun on[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 6 comments Asheville News
Stories that make you go ‘hmmmmmm’

Stories that make you go ‘hmmmmmm’

Hawaii Five-uh oh Cherub Charu cranked up the outrage factor on the local TV news tonight (it actually aired early Wednesday because of the NBA game) with a sensational story about Buncombe commish folks heading to the sunny sands of Honolulu, Hawaii for a big conference. Most of her video to illustrate the story about the July conference of the[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 5 comments Asheville News
So are we done with Michael?

So are we done with Michael?

Now that Michael Jackson is “resting comfortably” at this Neverland estate, are we done? Probably not. As usual, the media has to find something to keep the story going, because it hasn’t found the next big celebrity trial to pounce on yet. So there’s this: Gallup: Public Splits, In ‘Major Racial Divide,’ on Michael Jackson Verdict NEW YORK– An overnight[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

Why Ashvegas?

I always knew there were lots of dumb people out there. Now here’s proof. I found this discussion thread from the folks over at democraticunderground. The original message poster took a couple of lines out of one of my May posts about how well-organized the “progressive” Democrats have become in Buncombe County. I understood that be an invitation for people[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Dress for success

Dress for success

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – the look of the site has changed a bit. Bear with us as we continue to tweak the site to bring you the best ever blog. We’re working on adding some new features. And we may end up totally redesigning the look. So again, please hang with us. What do you think? What can[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Blog bits: A Scott sighting and a victim’s story

Bulldog offers these reports: Scott sighting There was a Kathy Scott sighting over the weekend. Although it was pre-WLOS footage, Kathy was featured in one of those Dick Clark “Bloopers” shows that aired during the rain delay in Sunday’s Braves game. Scott was in an outtake demonstrating a story on how thieves break into cars, trying to crack the passenger[Read More…]

by June 14, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Post a secret

Post a secret

A killer idea. You write your secret on a postcard and send it to the Web site administrator. It results in an amazing Web site. (NOTE: Not my postcard.) (Props to rumble-rumble for sharing the link.) Please follow and like us:

by June 13, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Pisgah Legal gathering

Pisgah Legal gathering

The gathering for people interested in learning more about Pisgah Legal Services will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. on June 29 at the home of Mary Parker. Respond here if you’re planning to attend. As I wrote earlier, one topic of conversation will surely be Pisgah Legal’s own legal battle to hold onto the historic building in Montford that[Read More…]

by June 13, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Celebrity post #2: Tammy stops laughing (for a minute) but keeps her sense of humor

Celebrity post #2: Tammy stops laughing (for a minute) but keeps her sense of humor

Bulldog broke loose Ashvegas’ second celebrity post, by none other than Tammy, of the Ken and Tammy show. (Tammy is Ashvegas’ second big celebrity post. Our first was by none other than Cherub Charu, chiming in to declare her everlasting love for her soon hubby-to-be. By the way, Charu, we want first crack at your exclusive Monsoon Wedding photos. No[Read More…]

by June 13, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Blog bits: A casino, art and one nice ass

Blog bits: A casino, art and one nice ass

Cherokee casino expanding? Seems the Eastern Band of the Cherokee want to ramp up the gambling in Cherokee. The tribe has given the governor a new proposal, one that would allow them to expand to a new location, offer credit and offer live gambling. Has the conversation ended? Ashvegas blew up a few years back when Ashvegas City Council debated[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: A group blog, a group ride, and a guide

Blog bits: A group blog, a group ride, and a guide

Group blog BlogAsheville, a new group blog that came out of the meeting of Ashvegas bloggers on Saturday, is now up thanks to Scrutiny Hooligans. Check it out. It’s going to be a cool evolution. A pronouncer Here’s a pronounciation guide for WLOSers, who continue to struggle as Julie (the Joker) Wunder did tonight: Cruso: Crew-so (not “Ca-roo-so,” Julie) Cashiers:[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas bloggers: Who are we and where are we going?

Ashvegas bloggers: Who are we and where are we going?

Ashvegas bloggers got together yesterday for a first-ever meet-up and by all accounts, everyone had fun. It was informal, free-flowing and laid back. Scrutiny Hooligans had snagged primo people-watching real estate at the frog bar in downtown, and everyone just sort of hung out. I had a great time talking with the Hooligans, Modern Peasant, DEMbloggers and the Syntax of[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 6 comments Asheville News
My Saturday afternoon

My Saturday afternoon

up and around/check the blog wash the sheets/rainy streets/iron’s hot Ingles deli turkey sandwich/Vanilla Pepsi hits the spot fill the feeders/slippery squirrel splats blog, rain, blog, rain/Sunday window pane Where to go?/Whitley on the stereo/”I’m no stranger to the rain…” you died too soon, son (Thanks to easybakecoven for the form.) Please follow and like us:

by June 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Legal wrangling over Pisgah Legal Services

Legal wrangling over Pisgah Legal Services

There’s some interesting legal wrangling going on over at Pisgah Legal Services, and this time Pisgah Legal is smack dab in the middle of the debate. Pisgah Legal is a nonprofit that primarily offers legal help to indigent people. Now it’s got legal problems of its own. There’s going to be a get-together soon of Ashvegas folk who support Pisgah[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A diversity of news

A diversity of news

Here’s a shout out to Jim Buchanan, editorial page writer and columnist extraordinnaire for the Asheville Citizen-Times, who pimped Ashvegas’ blog in today’s newspaper. Jim writes that media competition is a good thing. A diversity of sources helps keep everyone on their toes, says Jim, who mentions the Mountain XPress, Daily Planet, Smoky Mountain News and the Hendersonville Times-News, just[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Combat food reporter

Combat food reporter

“You a combat food reporter?” That’s what one busy barbecue cook asked me Saturday afternoon at the Blue Ridge Babecue Festival in Tryon after I moved in to get some closeups of him and his buddies stirring the beans and flipping the rack of ribs they had on the grill. What caught my eye was a flare-up as the fat[Read More…]

by June 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Bluff Mountain Fest

Romani says we should go check out the Bluff Mountain Festival, full of old time music, crafts and fun. It’s out in Hot Springs – you can even take a dip if you like. I’ve never been to the festival, but I love Hot Springs. And I sure remember the clear-cutting controversy that gave birth to the festival. More on[Read More…]

by June 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
EARTHQUAKE!!! Did it really happen?

EARTHQUAKE!!! Did it really happen?

Thank you to a reader who added more confirmation to a report Ashvegas had received that Franklin, over in Macon County, was the epicenter of a 2.6 magnitued earthquake earlier this week. The poster offered this confirmation from the USGS Web site. I haven’t heard a peep from anyone over there who might have felt even the slightest tremor. If[Read More…]

by June 11, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Sedaris at Malaprop’s

Sedaris at Malaprop’s

Over at 1000 Black Lines blog, we hear that David Sedaris is coming to Ashvegas. He’ll be visiting during a ticketed event on July 1, which is a Friday. I’d link you to Malaprop’s, but their Web site wasn’t working. The tickets, I’m sure, will go fast, even though it will probably cost you. Sedaris visited UNCA a year or[Read More…]

by June 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Marvin Williams, all growed up

Marvin Williams, all growed up

Marvelous Marvin was my man early on. The kid had star potential written all over him from the first day he donned a Tar Heel jersey. The freshman phenom was a key to the Tar Heels’ NCAA championship run this year. But now Marvin Williams is all growed up. He’s a top bet to be picked #1 in the upcoming[Read More…]

by June 11, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Brad and Angelina

Brad and Angelina

From their upcoming photospread in W magazine. The hottest couple on the planet right now, bar none. Please follow and like us:

by June 11, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
EARTHQUAKE!!!

EARTHQUAKE!!!

OK, maybe not. But the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis says it’s so. A magnitude 2.6 shaker hit Western North Carolina at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to this outfit. The epicenter – Franklin. This is the report generated from their

by June 11, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

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