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July 11, 2009 – Page 2 – QNotes

Conservative Perdue appointment cause for concern?

Editor\'s Note

On June 30, N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed Judge Eric Levinson to the seat of Resident Superior Court judge for Mecklenburg County. Levinson is replacing Judge David S. Cayer, who has accepted a position as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of North Carolina. Levinson isn’t a newcomer to the state’s judiciary and he …

When the circus came to town

General Gayety

Fred Phelps came to town and I missed him. I could just spit. To be precise, the Rev. Fred didn’t actually come here to Seattle. His minions did. Members of his Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kan., journeyed to Seattle to stage protests around the city that featured their usual appalling signs, like “God …

Pride pet-arama

With Pride month just behind us and several Carolinas Pride festivals yet to come, Q-Notes took a trip down to our local White Rabbit store to see if we could find any rainbowishly delightful items for our LGBT pet lovers. To our surprise, we found a few neat items made just for those with a …

Learning the hard way

What your ‘best friend’ loves might be killing him

Two sisters — Kathleen Read in North Carolina, Celia Rougellis in Massachusetts — have taken to the internet to share the love of pets. “We have no agenda,” the pair says. “We just care about animals and want to help share helpful information and tips on feeding your dog and where to go for fun …

Pet Issue Service Directory

Best Friends Pet Care Pet resort and salon offers boarding, grooming and training. 10301 FeldFarm Ln., Charlotte, NC 28210 704-752-0504 www.bestfriendspetcare.com Donna Foster Photography Photography for your favorite furry friend. 704-525-5188 www.donnafoster.com Freedom Animal Hospital Veterinarian services, grooming, boarding. 3055 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208 704-399-6534 www.freedomanimalhospital.com Puppy Preschool Dog training. 704-830-7609 Ms Shannon’s Grooming …

Instinct‘s sexy pet lover

He’s a chef, an animal lover and did we mention — he’s sexy as hell. Tim Weaver, photographed by Bradford Rogne for the July issue of Instinct magazine, is a sweet guy raised in a religious family and who served in the Air Force. “I was raised in a Baptist family and have a couple …

Getting dumped! Is it really your problem or theirs?

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, My boyfriend left me without a trace. A year later he returned with his new boyfriend. Now, they want me to spend time with them. But, I want some closure first. If I don’t get it should I still see them? And, how can I get over him for good? Wounded, Green Bay, …

Family Reunions

On Being a Gay Parent

I am writing this issue’s column on the cusp of July 4th celebrations. Of course, you’re not reading it until a week, maybe two, later. I couldn’t help but take the opportunity. This annual holiday weekend promises the usual array of fire work sellers in temporary tents planted on the edge of strip mall parking …

Out in the Stars: July 11-24

Our eloquence is swept up in a wave of great and profound thoughts. At least it seems that way when Mercury glides into theatrical Leo. Take it to the market and see who buys your package. Going…going…gone. CANCER (06.22-07.23) The general economic picture may be fuzzy for others, but for you it is sunny and …

Retirement realities

Money Matters

If retirement is in your plans during the next two-to-three years, it is clear that the dramatic market downturn that started in late 2008 could not have come at a worse time. Like many in this situation, you may have found that your retirement nest egg is worth less than it once was, maybe a …