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  • elcid liked Ike Feb 4, 7:38 p.m.

    I think she'd probably have gone a lot farther in adding value if she'd just been frank and forthright about why she's moving. There really isn't anything bad about it. If she's found a new someone that makes her happy, by all means, I'm happy for her. But when she tries to pull off this "I'm effectively leaving in the middle of the night because I want to help the world" nonsense, it just makes her look dishonest. Truthfully, I'm less inclined to write a check to this org than I otherwise would be, for no other reason than I can't trust the lady who's running the thing.

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 7:21 p.m.

    "Westernwake - I'm sure that this foundation, such as it is anyway, has noble goals. What it doesn't have, even remotely, is enough money to pay anyone to fill the role that Goldman has agreed to fill.

    Nobody is impugning the foundation's goals or nobility. We're just saying that Goldman, as usual, is trying to spin one thing (her personal life) by hiding it behind something else (this Mother Teresa production number that she's trying to pull off).

    You'd think that she'd be intelligent enough to know that, given her already bizarre history, ... - elcid liked Ike

    I don't disagree with you. The DCR Foundation is a sparsely funded non-profit. The point I have been trying to make is that the DCR Foundation has done some good work over the past two years by having doctors speak to groups of medical professionals about stroke.

    Let's hope that Ms. Goldman adds value to the foundation rather than detracts from its mission.

  • elcid liked Ike Feb 4, 7:09 p.m.

    Westernwake - I'm sure that this foundation, such as it is anyway, has noble goals. What it doesn't have, even remotely, is enough money to pay anyone to fill the role that Goldman has agreed to fill.

    Nobody is impugning the foundation's goals or nobility. We're just saying that Goldman, as usual, is trying to spin one thing (her personal life) by hiding it behind something else (this Mother Teresa production number that she's trying to pull off).

    You'd think that she'd be intelligent enough to know that, given her already bizarre history, people weren't going to take anything she says at face value. when we dug into it, we found that all is not necessarily as advertised.

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 6:58 p.m.

    "And this group with no medical training and background is going to train nurses etc." - superman

    This group brings in doctors to speak with nurses and EMS specialists at universities and hosptitals. I sure the doctors who volunteered to provide the training would be upset if you informed them they have no medical training or background. The DCR Foundation has arranged for doctors to speak on stroke at most of the coleges and major hospitals in our state over the past two years.

    Go watch the video of a training session:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSySfbAsrp8

  • elcid liked Ike Feb 4, 5:32 p.m.

    Superman - their donations, as far as I can tell from their tax records, amount to less than $10,000 over the entire life of the foundation. It's not much of a foundation.

    As noted, there is more to this story than is being told here. Dig into the addresses for these people ...

  • superman Feb 4, 5:12 p.m.

    You dont need to be able to know what is the medical ailment of a person. You just need to be smart enough to know that they have a medical problem and seek help. The doctors didnt even know what was wrong so how do you figure someone without medical training would know. And this group with no medical training and background is going to train nurses etc. Thats a joke. It is absurd to think you know where the money is coming from. Have you checked their donations. You seem to think you know everything. Get a job.

  • ncteacher22 Feb 4, 4:55 p.m.

    WRAL needs to stop giving this woman any more time. She has used up her 15 minutes of fame.....

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Feb 4, 4:46 p.m.

    From DCR websight...One of her goals is to encourage and empower today’s youth to make healthier choices ultimately culminating in preventing stroke in their own families.

    I Dont see anything wrong with this. I wish you success

  • elcid liked Ike Feb 4, 4:05 p.m.

    There is more to this story than is being told here ...

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 3:22 p.m.

    BTW... here is the website for the DCR Foundation.

    http://www.dcrfoundation.org/

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 3:21 p.m.

    "westernwake1 So how did you find out about the "good work"? If I wanted to learn about something I know how to "goggle". Wonder just where they getting the money from--another Art Pope enterprize?" - superman

    The DCR Foundation has provided stroke education programs at many colleges (for nurses and ems) and medical institutions in North Carolina. If you google the foundation name, you will find articles on some of their work and youtube videos of some of their presentations (e.g. Surry Community College for nurses and EMS students.).

    http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/article_6ec09748-b580-11e1-871e-0019bb30f31a.html

    It is absurd to make the assertion that this is some type of Art Pope funded political activity. The donations are from individuals - not political PACS.

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 3:13 p.m.

    "Wake Schools are administratively top heavy by anyone's measure." - djofraleigh

    Most school systems in the U.S. operate with 14 central office employees per 8000 students. Wake has approximately 150,000 students. Can someone explain to me why Wake County schools has more than 263 central office employees? ((150,000 / 8,000) * 14).

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Feb 4, 3:10 p.m.

    JCwho said... Conservatives think it's ok to file false police reports...
    This is not a conservative principle, conservatives do not think this is ok. You are wrong. I did not vote for her either.

    Please commit on my post. Did you support Easley, Edwards or Black? Do you support Impeached President Clinton when he sexually harassed an intern and lied to Congress? Most Libbies I know do. Generally, Libbies blindly support the candidate DeJour regardless of indiscretions, but you bust on conservatives when they fall without tolerance and compassion.

  • hpr641 Feb 4, 3:06 p.m.

    "Being able to replace two of the four Republicans on the school board could give the Democratic majority a chance to strengthen its control of the divided board."

    "could"??? After what we've seen the last few years with this board, is there a good reason not to instead just use "will"?

    Also, "Goldman said leaving for the DCR Foundation had been 'in the works' for a few months." Uh, less than 3 months ago (which I think normally qualifies as less than "a few months") she was, supposedly, running for State Auditor. Makes you wonder if she had any real intention of winning or was just hoping to get better name recognition. If the latter, her candidacy really hampered other Republicans from running (they had to first beat the other Reps. and her just to have an opportunity to beat Beth Wood).

  • superman Feb 4, 3:05 p.m.

    westernwake1 So how did you find out about the "good work"? If I wanted to learn about something I know how to "goggle". Wonder just where they getting the money from--another Art Pope enterprize?

  • djofraleigh Feb 4, 2:53 p.m.

    May they (dems) get their fill of the incompetent liberal school board. -comment

    The Democrats are not incompetent, but don't want the change an outsider from Broad School training would bring to Wake County. Of course, Wake school personnel are threatened by such changes too, which made Tata unpopular. If schools are great, keep doing the same thing by hiring from educators to be administrators. If schools need to change, hire successful administrators from without to come in and change the status quo. Such change is always uncomfortable and upsetting to those happy with the way things are. We will never know if Tata would have improved performance more than he did, but let's hope the board hires a superintendent who isn't going to keep the waters calm and keep things static in the system. Wake Schools are administratively top heavy by anyone's measure. The board is partisan. Our schools are good, but have problems to address.

  • djofraleigh Feb 4, 2:41 p.m.

    help it become a household name. -- article

    That's working already. I've never heard of the organization until now. Publicity is something Goldman can get, and the camera likes her. I wish her well.

  • Paladin2 Feb 4, 2:37 p.m.

    Ah, the rantings of the left wing haters continue. May they get their fill of the incompetent liberal school board.

  • jscott13 Feb 4, 1:17 p.m.

    ncteacher...agreed!!!! She is gone and that is good!

  • jcthai Feb 4, 1:04 p.m.

    Raleigh Rocks 1, so it's only liberals who call her to task for all the crazy things she's done? Conservatives think it's ok to file false police reports, to be borderline survivalist, to not even read things she signs? Well, then, god bless the liberals if that is true.

  • ncteacher22 Feb 4, 1:02 p.m.

    Why is this still news?!!!!!!! She's gone. Good.

  • jcthai Feb 4, 1:00 p.m.

    This is SOOOOO telling. NC dodged a bullet when they declined her generous offer to be our State Auditor. She kept thousands and thousands of dollars at her home (allegedly broken into, lol!) because she couldn't pay her bills after hurricane Fran because the power was out. Say what? This woman is going to to audit the financial practices of the state? And now this? She accidentally transferred her voting residence to Elkin because she didn't read the what she was signing? She was going to be our state auditor? Scary. I think Tedesco or whoever called her a prom queen, was too generous. It would take the brains from 10 Debra Goldmans to make a prom queen.

  • LEX Feb 4, 12:55 p.m.

    Who cares, she has a right to quit a job and move on to another. Why is this news worthy that it required a "news conference"? WOW!

  • wildpig777 Feb 4, 12:16 p.m.

    I wish Ms. Goldman the best of luck in her new role, and hope that she adds value to the organization.-west wake

    somehow i don't see ms goldman contributing any value to much of anything. indeed her actions and her behaviour should be something most of us --ignore.

  • Terkel Feb 4, 12:08 p.m.

    Let me see, she can lie, get this close to publicly melting down, attempt insurance fraud, and scr*w her co-workers...and she gets a job. I get dismissed in a reorg and seasons later, still sitting here applying to everything I see. Great. Maybe if I'd been freer with the sex I'd have employers lining up to hire me too, eh?

  • archiebrightwell Feb 4, 11:46 a.m.

    Her new address in Ronda is also the home address of Kevin Reece.

  • goldenosprey Feb 4, 11:29 a.m.

    She and her pink highlights and rubber duckies will be missed. Especially by democrats. Lord help the non-profit.

  • westernwake1 Feb 4, 11:04 a.m.

    Although recently founded, the DCR Foundation does some good work. I wish Ms. Goldman the best of luck in her new role, and hope that she adds value to the organization.

  • CarolinianByChoice Feb 4, 10:56 a.m.

    Grand Union, I was thinking the same thing. Then realized the Non-Profit might be going by the idea that "Any publicity is good publicity". Can't say as I would agree in this, but hey - you never know!

    I'm glad she is gone. She got her additional 15 minutes, lets hope this woman fades out of the limelight now. Although I do have to say all her antics provided great comic relief during the campaign season!

  • superman Feb 4, 10:56 a.m.

    Why does she need to work. She kept 10k in cash in an old bag in the house. That and expensive jewelry and gold coins. She "lost" her house key and didnt know she should change the locks. She kept the jewelry, gold coins and the cash in 3 different places. She said those items were missing but nothing else. The house wasnt ransacked and she didnt file an insurance claim. Dont think I would allow her to work for me even if she worked free.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Feb 4, 10:56 a.m.

    Dawg the Libby haters out in force today! I thought Libbies were tolerant of others views....guess not. Anyway, Here is a lady that wants to raise awareness about strokes, and has decided to dedicate her time and efforts to do so, and all she gets is name calling. Shameful really, and coming from folks who seemingly supported a political party that voted for the likes of Mike Easley, Jim Black, and John Edwards. Can you say hypocrite?

  • tran Feb 4, 10:41 a.m.

    She's done the damage and is moving on, just like Margiotta before her. Tedesco will bow out next to move on to a new opportunity. The three of them have done a bang up job of sabotaging the public school system. Now all the privatization proponents have to do is point at the mess with their solution ready to go.

  • Grand Union Feb 4, 10:24 a.m.

    Really, is the non profit that desperate?

  • weasel2 Feb 4, 9:50 a.m.

    Hopefully if the non-profit receives gov funding of any type they will pull an audit asap.

  • bubbba Feb 4, 9:28 a.m.

    What a bad decison for the non-profit.

  • AFSC426X3 Feb 4, 9:21 a.m.

    com_mon-sents: Maybe she will start a trend. They are still a bunch of losers. The #1 reason I left the Wake County School System.

  • bill0 Feb 4, 9:08 a.m.

    A stroke? That would explain a lot of her strange behavior. After all the stuff she's pulled, I can' believe anyone is willing to hire her.

  • com_mon_sents Feb 4, 8:46 a.m.

    Just wish the rest of them, will follow her lead and walk away. Then this county can start over fresh...

  • dryjr Feb 4, 8:38 a.m.

    good riddance

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