3/20/95 1A T. ORTEGA GAINES/Staff MOTIVATION: Dexter Yager says he began selling books and tapes because positive thinking helped in his early days with Amway. [UNPUBLISHED:] (2/24/94 STANCILL) Dexter Yager Amway tycoon in his Internet office.
3/20/95 1A T. ORTEGA GAINES/Staff MOTIVATION: Dexter Yager says he began selling books and tapes because positive thinking helped in his early days with Amway. [UNPUBLISHED:] (2/24/94 STANCILL) Dexter Yager Amway tycoon in his Internet office. Observer file photo
3/20/95 1A T. ORTEGA GAINES/Staff MOTIVATION: Dexter Yager says he began selling books and tapes because positive thinking helped in his early days with Amway. [UNPUBLISHED:] (2/24/94 STANCILL) Dexter Yager Amway tycoon in his Internet office. Observer file photo

Jim Morrill, who grew up near Chicago, has worked at the Observer since 1981 and covered state and local politics since the mid-1980s. He’s taught about North Carolina politics at UNC Charlotte and Davidson College.