What can we do to put ourselves on track for a better economy and more successful community? We can start by voting for the proposed County Sales and Use Tax on the ballot this November. This small increase is less than a penny, but it means more jobs and better schools for our community starting next year.
It is a mistake for the Chapel Hill Town Council to seek an alternative to urban archery (“Officials still discussing solution to Orange County deer problem,” Oct.19). The problem with using deer repellent, planting vegetation that deer don’t eat and building fences is that none of these solutions actually address the real issue at hand. Just like abstinence, hunting is the only way to be 100 percent sure that there won’t be a problem.
For the past six years, Senator Richard Burr, R-NC, has faithfully and effectively served the citizens of North Carolina in the United States Senate. He has been an exemplary steward of taxpayers’ money and has continually fought for the benefit of his constituents. In an attempt to address the ongoing massive federal spending, Sen. Burr recently co-sponsored a resolution that would require the federal government to annually balance the budget as many state legislatures are currently required to do so
Police Chief Brian Curran’s replacement should strive to maintain balance in the Chapel Hill Police Department’s priorities. Being a police officer in a college town inevitably involves a constant and complex evaluation of how best to both enforce the law and protect those living in the town — students and residents alike.
Innovation is the buzzword these days at UNC, said Student Body President Hogan Medlin. His Arts Innovation Steering Committee — a group of students and faculty concerned about artistic endeavors at UNC — is an appropriate complement to efforts already underway to encourage scientific innovation. The committee hopes to enact an expendable arts fund to which campus organizations and alumni could donate. The money from the fund would go toward establishing a greater arts curriculum at UNC, as well as other smaller projects including renting out art supplies and providing space for artists to display their work.
The 2010-11 men’s basketball ticket policy comes as a welcome change from last year’s unpopular one-ticket distribution. The Carolina Athletic Association conducted an online survey to see what policy was most popular with the student body. This process was the right decision by the CAA. An election was also a campaign promise by CAA President Brandon Finch that he laudably delivered on.
Pot, weed, dope, Mary Jane, Cannabis — marijuana goes by many names. But whatever you want to call it, it is a drug worthy of legalization — at least for medicinal purposes. In the U.S., medical marijuana legalization is done on a state-by-state basis. So far, 14 states have already legalized the use of medical marijuana — and with good reason.
TO THE EDITOR: Voter apathy is the number one enemy of democracy. At the present time, the second enemy of democracy is unbridled corporate and special interest money flooding our political system to unfairly influence, manipulate, and, through corporate-owned media, disseminate disinformation.
Blackboard will be obsolete at UNC by fall 2014, but don’t expect radical change with the replacement program, Sakai. On Oct.
The UNC system Board of Governors wants to expand online and distance learning class offerings at N.C.
kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain I liked the Chilean Miners when they were still underground, now they’re so mainstream. To the girls at Davis talking about doing blow, I believe this is an “Adderall Only” zone. Professor: Don’t say I said something I didn’t say in the debate.
TO THE EDITOR: The opinion piece “The Challenger” could have done without the asides that quickly exposed both the author’s bias and ignorance. The author dismisses Lawson’s faith in entrepreneurs, their ability to “get up every day and change the world by starting in their backyard,” as idealism.