Casbah aims for mid-September bow, adds music vet for bookings
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BCR's Daily Fishwrap Report for August 27, 2010

Aviat Layoffs: Wireless communications company Aviat, which formerly was known as Harris Stratex, moved its HQ from the Morrisville/Durham line to the Bay Area earlier this summer -- and after a management shakeup has changed its mind on keeping 200 or so jobs in the Triangle, announcing yesterday it'd be closing the local office. (N&O)

Riverside Head -- and Criticism: DPS announced the hiring of Jackie Tobias from Lexington High as the new principal at Riverside High School, but not before Riverside journalism and calculus teacher Steven Unruhe sharply criticized the district for the post-graduation timing of former principal James Key's departure while letting the school sit for some time without an interim, a move that Unruhe said cost the school half of its administrative staff to departure over the summer. (Herald-Sun)

AD, Trainer Pay Fixed: Meanwhile, concerns that the withdrawl of supplemental pay for athletic directors and trainers would impact sports programs have ebbed after the board found almost a quarter-million dollars to reinstate those supplements and with them the staff roles. Some school board members questioned why athletics positions got the money back while extracurricular club supplements weren't restored, though board chair Minnie Forte-Brown noted that student health and safety is on the line with trainers. (Herald-Sun)

Motorco, Too: We had a feature here yesterday on new Durham music club Casbah, and the N&O today has a mention both of that West Main establishment and an update on Motorco Music Hall, which with a capacity for nearly 500 will be almost the size of Cat's Cradle -- though acknowledging that venue still has the inside track on gigs in the region. (N&O)

Splash Mob: The H-S has a nice photo slideshow from the downtown splash mob water fight sponsored by Flywheel Design yesterday. (Herald-Sun)

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