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You are right when the sun goes down ain't much going on in NC. Once upon a time (like 12-13 years ago), when Newton County was much smaller, population wise, there was an economical movie theater that was replaced by a fast food type establishment. Today we have none but NC can claim we do have an Whitman's Sampler style array of fast food places.
I make no excuses just state facts but glad to help you out - it is entertaining not intertaining (sic) - see that thing about throwing stones & glass houses has arisen a second time.
I would suggest someone go to that classroom right now between 4:30 PM & 6:00 PM and turnout all the light, close the blinds, classroom door and play the video on the classroom TV monitor see how much available light there is. My guess there is plenty of available light from the hallway lights coming through the window in the classroom door, from the monitor screen and from around the closed blinds to observe all 4 corners of the classroom.
If Ms. Shulz is concerned so much about noise quality - maybe their aught to be an enforceable ordinace on the loud pipe exhaust of pick up trucks, motor cycles (both pocket rocket type & Harleys), just some plain ole' junkers driven with rusted out exhaust systems and thsoe forever irritating back seat boom boxs played at you favoriate gas station all over NC.
Most people have a misunderstanding of noise - decibles is a measure of noise pressure the can harm ear drums. Years a go our engineeriing group running noise tests on lift trucks to determine the decibel readings at the operators ear at a site that was very agriculture - like open & flat farm land with an interstate about 1/2 mile away and with much lighter traffic than on I-20. The ambient decible reading outside was measured 72dbA. OSHA noise requlations then called for a maximum average noise level exporsure workers over an 8 hour period to be 80 dbA. Often the objectionable noise we hear are tones & tone frequencies.
I would rather see those that like the thrill & feel of racing get their fix under a contolled enviroment rather than on the streets/roads of of Newton County - plus it might produce soem added revenue for NC and hopefully long term.
I had no problem understanding what you put in quatation markes well before you did. My comments are relative to the other two main exits off I -20 - why do half a job? Get it done right the first time for max impact. Then move on to the next project.
C of C council why not "fix up" all three exits - they are all in the city limits. The last time (which was yesterday) I checked, traffic on I-20 goes both ways & a big bunch of folks travel west bound. Exit 90 west bound is on a very tight right hand curve and a high speed exit is a bit risky vs exiting east bound at exit 90 plus the city can get folks to stop and stay at that hotels on at Alcovy & Hazelbrand road exits (92? & 93) that equals more revenue for that city too.
1. In my day we all learned to cut & paste the old fashion way with scissors & glue. Spell checking was done by flipping pages of a Webster’s.
2. Actually, I am a very good speller but admitedly a terrible typist (had to have my girls friends type all my college paers). At this point in time, I am not seeking to earn a grade on a typing exercise or receive high marks on a performance review. This is kinda' like that attitude Rhett Butler expressed to Scarlett O'Hara in Rhett’s in his famous last words to her.
3. However, I was taught along the way a sentence always start with a capital letter and a sentence that asks a question ends with a question mark and I believe that a comma needs to appear after the word in your sentence. Otherwise, it ain't no good English!! Touche!!
4 There is a saying I can't totally recall but it has something to do with throwing stones & glass houses.
When one spends at least 4 years in college pursueing a degree in any field onw woudl trust the yhave doen some research before they purse that career - life is a matter of choices. i would assume teachers woudl have done some research in advance and got a littel hands o nexperience through student teaching assignments. But if I in time that chocie doesn't work out one can make another choice that is more suitable to their liking. As an example, I pursued a degree in enginering (4.5 years) and never designed one thing for a company- spent the next 41 years in sales & marketing (technically oriented products) all within the same industry. Oh, engineers were getting a lot more money right out of college than I did - like 25% to 40% more per month in salary and they got paid over time. I worked lots of overtime with no extra pay but I enjoyed what I was doing. In time things worked out well for me and my family. Had a boss in my early years and he said to me, "if you ever find that you are dissatisfied with your job that are just three things you can do - One, accept it for what it is, two, work contructively to change it and three just leave and try soemthing different but option two is the most rewarding."
1. The word tenure has more than one meaning - look it up in a Webster's or Google or whatever. The one you might be referring to is a legal based definition. The meaning I used is "the period one holds a position" and from what I understand a year is a period of time. Seems you were 1/2 correct.
2. Please go the following link to see what I am making refernce to. This is public knowledge on teh NCSS web site and is much more definitive than the word "modest" - doesn't look too bad from her especially when it is based on 184 day school year. By the way the left hand vertical column is the tenure I speak of and the "pedigrees" i na teachers "core" is across the top. Pretty easy matrix to interpret.
Portals/0/NewtonCounty/Main/Documents/Salary_Info/Certified_Salary_Scale.pdf. So it seems to me the sooner one earns their advanced degrees the longer period of time can they earan a higher pay - looks to me taht "Git er Dun" in the first 3 years and your ROI will pay back very nicely
How about a "Users Pay" program for the public libraries. I have been to a city musem, aquariums, art centers, zoo and a planetarium that used to be admission free. That changed about 30 yeras ago. The even accept credit cards to pay admission. Once inside everything is free, except refreshments and souveniors. Attendance was not affected and these places have expanded. This city I speak of is in the state where President Obama was a Senator and most of these places are along or just off Lake Shore Drive.
If you like to read hard backs or paperbacks go to any Goodwill store - they are "dirt' cheap, about the price a McDonalds hamburger, without cheese and on Tuesday if your 55 or over you get a 25% discount (you'll be IDd at checkout).
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