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BCR's Daily Fishwrap Report for August 26, 2010

More Road Work Ahead: City manager Tom Bonfield will be heading out on a civic groups tour this fall to garner support for the $20m street paving bond initiative. The Durham Chamber's local government affairs committee seemed worried over the lack of operating funds to maintain streets after the '07 bond but the H-S suggests they're satisfied with the progress promised by Bonfield to build that into upcoming budgets. Meanwhile, BOCC'er Joe Bowser seems to be dissatisfied with NCDOT explanations over the rationale for delays in repaving downtown streets, though there's not signs that other City Council or BOCC members share the fretting. (Herald-Sun)

DPS Re-Org: The Herald-Sun notes that key in the Design for Accelerated Progress program unveiled by DPS is a re-organization of the district, with former chief academic officer Terri Mozingo now a peer to three of her onetime assistant superintendent reports; all four now oversee elementary, middle and high schools, and report to Lewis Ferebee, the chief of staff that superintendent Eric Becoats brought with him from Guilford County. (Herald-Sun)

New UNC System Chief: Erskine Bowles' replacement as head of the UNC state university system -- which oversees Durham's NC Central along with other institutions statewide -- appears to be Thomas Ross, an alum and current president of Davidson College and a UNC Law graduate. (Herald-Sun)

Big DL Expansion at RDU: Delta Air Lines looks to be stepping in where American stepped out, adding fourteen daily flights at RDU this fall (a nearly 33% schedule increase) including to service that AA abandoned like Hartford and Columbus. Orlando, Tampa and St. Louis will also see new non-stops, along with augmented New York (JFK) and Boston service. (TBJ)



Mozingo is probably the single biggest impediment to improvement in DPS, and while retaining her in any capacity is less than ideal, I am very encouraged by the move by Becoats. Perhaps demotion is the best we could hope for. But what a disaster she has been for our district.

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