The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Saturday January 28th

Chinese, American tensions present

“Blessings come alone; troubles come in pairs.” The Chinese are famous for their use of ancient proverbs to convey modern sentiments, and we believe that this one is especially pertinent to U.S.-China relations today. Indeed, recent troubles between the two powers lend credence to the notion of “one step forward, two steps back.”

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QuickHits for Feb. 23, 2010

Larry FlyntThumbs up The Hustler publisher and porn king visited UNC last Thursday to discuss free speech. This was Flynt’s first time… at UNC. Wait, did you think it was drunk in an outhouse with his mother or something? Scotty LagoThumbs down

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Happy birthday, DTH

I think we look pretty good for being 117 years old.On this day in 1893, seven of the 376 students at UNC gathered to publish the first issue of The Tar Heel.In the years since then, generations of student journalists have covered the comings and goings of six University presidents and 11 chancellors.

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Helping Haitians deal with tragedy

The horrific earthquake that struck Haiti just over a month ago has left the island desecrated. Stories of the more than 200,000 dead, 300,000 injured and 1 million displaced have caused worldwide sadness and prompted incredible generosity.

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Free at last: Innocence Commission is a model for other states

Justice has been served — just 17 years too late.On Wednesday, the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission helped exonerate its first individual, Gregory Taylor. He had served nearly 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.But after a review by the state commission, Taylor’s case went in front of a three-judge panel, which declared him innocent.

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Right man for the job: Bowles right for role leading de?cit committee

Erskine Bowles is good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people like him.And he was a good choice to serve asa co-chairman of the Obama Administration’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. As he finishes his tenure as president of the UNC system, he will also be spending time where his expertise is equally, if not more, needed.

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QuickHits for Feb. 18, 2010

Correction (Feb. 19 12:43 a.m.): Due to an editing error in an earlier version of these QuickHits, the board incorrectly stated  that Student Body President Jasmin Jones has one month left in office. She has two months left. The editorial has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.

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Christians, atheists should be challenged

On April 8, 1966, Time magazine asked “Is God Dead?,” setting off furious debate among Christians and atheists.Since that time, the discourse has taken an increasingly malicious tone, relying on stinging sound bites and monolithic attacks.

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