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How did that teddy bear get aboard a military transport headed to Iraq? A little girl made it so.

With the help of clever readers, we return this week to the theme of things you simply never hear said in Charlotte.

Amazed, astonished, astounded and awed. And that’s just the A’s.

Mark Washburn: Gambling is good, says the Cherokee tribe, because it spins off money to build up the reservation.

Tryon Street uptown is Charlotte’s version of Main Street, and something must be done about it. That is, anyway, the intent of a study being begun with the help of Charlotte Center City Partners and the Foundation for the Carolinas.

We admit there are few benefits from ingesting arsenic, other than your corpse will stay fresh as a mummy’s for 4,000 years.

When I become emperor, we’re going to do things differently around here.

This is an absolute travesty.

Mark Washburn: I’ve been listening hard, and can tell you with authority that I never hear these 20 phrases uttered in Charlotte.

On Friday, the World’s Worst Idea gained a powerful ally.

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Mark Washburn
Mark Washburn writes television and radio commentary for The Charlotte Observer.