Under the Dome

Fill in the (indictment) blank, part II

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

The indictment of Ruffin Poole, a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley, contains yet another vague entry for which Dome could use readers' help. The document describes the expensive 2005 bachelor party for Poole largely funded by Wilmington financier and Democratic contributor Lanny Wilson.

It says Wilson, who recently resigned from the state board of transportation, paid for the $12,000 chartered jet and French Quarter hotel room, as well as "some other expenses."

Dome invites readers to help answer what those expenses were, such as: A Muffuletta at Central Grocery, cover charge for Preservation Hall, tips to the sidewalk performers, 12-pack of beads, 64-oz. beer to go or a Saints souvenir.


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Board games

I hear that those bachelor parties can be a lot of fun. These guys probably got tired early and went back to the room to play charades and board games. I would think it would be fun to play Monopoly where the winner gets a coastal environmental permit rather than Boardwalk, especiallay if you already own North Carolina Avenue.


A lap dance for Sampson County DA Dewey Hudson at one of New Orleans finer establishments?

This is a new low even for

This is a new low even for the News and Observer.

Some other expenses

The French Quarter.

Is that where "a cheeseburger and fries" cost $60.00?

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