Under the Dome by ryanteaguebeckwith

Noted tobacco advocate dies

Horace Kornegay, a former congressman from Greensboro who became a spokesman for Big Tobacco, died Wednesday morning at age 84.

Kornegay was chairman of the now defunct Tobacco Institute, the powerful lobbying arm of the cigarette manufacturers. In that role, Kornegay lead efforts to both promote tobacco and to head off anti-smoking initiatives, Rob Christensen reports.

"France may have champagne, Japan may have small cars ? but the United States of America has blended cigarettes," Kornegay told the Phillip Morris Board of directors in 1981. "In that category we are number one. Domestically and worldwide, the tobacco industry is sound, strong and on the upswing."

But during eight years in Congress and 18 years with the Tobacco Institute, Kornegay led a futile fight against the rising public opinion against cigarette smoking. It was a difficult and controversial assignment after the Surgeon General's report in 1964 tied smoking to a host of health problems.

The Tobacco Institute was one of the most influential lobbies on K Street, filling the campaign coffers of congressmen, and sending some of the best-paid lobbyists to the Capitol. When he retired in 1986 the institute had 115 employees.

He proudly quoted Sen. Ted Kennedy

Published – 20092101

Weekly deals

minus $6 in coupons and then with $10 Extra Bucks by  which basically would make it FREE).

*L?Oreal Double Extend beauty tubes are $7.99 and there was a $2 coupon on Jan. 4.

*L?Oreal HIP makeup is BOGO and there was a $2 coupon on Jan. 4.

*There?s a deal where you get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy $15 in Neutrogena products. The only coupons out there are the $1 hair care coupons from Dec. 7 which would make your final price 99 cents.
*Schick Quattro disposable razors are $8.99 and there?s a $3 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you could also use the $2 coupon from Jan. 11 to make your final price $3.99.

*Crest Whitestrips are $19.99 and there is a $5 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you can use the $3 coupon from Sunday to make those $11.99.

*Mitchum deodorant is buy one get one 50 percent off. You could use two of the 75-cent coupons from Sunday to make that a better deal.

*Blistex is $1.49 and there was a 25-cent coupon Sunday.

*GelTeal is $14.99 and there?s a $3 Extra Bucks rebate. Then you can also use the $1.50 coupon from Oct. 19 if you have it.

*NyQuil and DayQuil are $5.49 and there was a $1.50 coupon on Sunday.

*Metamucil is $9.99 and there was a $1 coupon on Dec. 28.

*Excedrin 24-count bottles are $1.99 and there was a $1 coupon on Jan. 4 that would make that a pretty good deal.

*Prilosec OTC 42-count boxes are $24.77 and come with a $5 Extra Bucks rebate. Then if you bought two

you could also use the $7 coupon from Sunday. Combined

Published – but it might still be a good deal.

*Bic Comfort3 and Soleil razors are buy one get one 50 percent off and there was a $2 coupon Sunday.

*Herbal Essences are $2.99 with a $1 Extra Bucks rebate. Then there was also a $1 coupon on Dec. 28

concealer by blush or eye cosmetics are BOGO. There have been a number of Maybelline coupons over the past months you could use with that deal

and then there?s a $1 off two coupon in this month?s EasySaver booklet (available in stores

in the racks with the sales fliers). You can also use two of the $1 coupons from Nov. 23

Published – depending on the items you buy.

*Kleenex is 99 cents a box with the store coupon from Sunday?s flier. Then you could use the 50 cents off three coupon from Jan. 4 (OK deal).

*Reese?s Clusters are two for $7

Taking Stock by suestock

Some malls opening late…

If you're planning a trip to the mall tomorrow, be advised that some area malls are opening late due to the weather.

Crabtree Valley Mall, Triangle Town Center and Cary Towne Center will all open late at 11 a.m.

Northgate mall and The Streets at Southpoint will keep their normal hours.

At least for the next day or so, it's probably good general advice to call a store or restaurant before venturing out, just to make sure they are open…

Published – 20092001

Under the Dome by markjohnson

The first surprise inspection?

Gov. Beverly Perdue made what might serve as the first of her promised surprise inspections of state offices and installations.

Perdue made an unannounced stop at the Department of Transportation maintenance yard on Blue Ridge Road around 9 a.m. to thank the salt truck and snowplow drivers who were clearing the roads. Only a few truck drivers were around

Published – 20092001