News From Swain County

This was in the Asheville Citizen Times. Looks to me like Heath Shuler is the only one who cares about the situation as Charles Taylor is never around.

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060417/OPINION03/60414049/1194

Written by Clyde Cable, April 17
The North Shore Road is not a “cash settlement” issue. This ongoing controversy involves a deep-seated, broken promise made by government officials in the early 1940s to hundreds of broken-hearted families who were forced to leave their homes, their lands, their roots, their heritage, burial sites of their loved ones, etc. Their only ray of hope was to someday travel a new replacement road up and down the north side of Fontana Lake which would permit them to visit their treasured past and the graves of loved ones left behind. Interestingly enough, none of these folks had the resources to employ legal expertise for negotiating adequate renumeration or for creating a binding contract for the replacement road. And too, most were led to believe that the lesser settlement amounts would help to defray the cost of a new road.

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The Truth About Charles Taylor

• DAV rating • Taylor's Indian Betrayal • CAFTA • National Park crisis •Forest Service budget cuts • Flight 93 flip-flop • Ethics

Taylor implicated in Abramoff influence-peddling schemes: Emails obtained by the Associated Press implicate North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor (R-11) in a complex scheme with several other congressmen and senators to benefit one of convicted felon Jack Abramoff’s clients . . .

Officials closely tied to Taylor's Savings & Loan convicted of fraud, money laundering: In 2001, two close political and business associates of North Carolina Rep. Charles Taylor (R-11) pled guilty and were convicted of bank fraud and conspiracy to money laundering involving loans of $2.27 million . . .

Taylor wields congressional influence to reap profits in Russia:

Blue Review

Case of the Mondays? Life around here completely failed to grind to a halt for the three-day weekend. If you have a life, here's what you missed:

  • Martha Snead has organized an impressive amount of information on Charles Taylor into a few handy blog posts; start here.
  • Rory Blake, the man who plans to send Howard Coble packing in November, stopped by for an interview.
  • YT posted a series on the House subcommittee healthcare recommendations that we'll be hearing so much about in the coming legislative session.
  • BlueNC unleashed a new feature—NC News Wire—that will let bloggers place a feed of NC news on their own websites.
  • Finally, we had a family feud over Cindy Sheehan, proving that we are not message-obsessed automatons.

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