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The art of Jewish, Muslim relations

Peace is not to be without noise, trouble or hard work. It is to be among all of those and to remain calm in your heart. That concept acknowledges the difficulty and the beauty in building relationships between groups with a tumultuous history.






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Visit library for exhibition of Ferris’s photographs

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TO THE EDITOR:We enjoyed the coverage of Prof. William Ferris’ talk in Davis Library (“UNC folklorist shares his love for blues music,” March 17). The program marked the opening of an exhibition of 45 photographs from Ferris’ book, “Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues.”



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‘Sustainable’ has become a liberal catchall phrase

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TO THE EDITOR:Though I’m thrilled to learn that our University is attempting to provide sustainable dining, Tuesday’s article, “Local Food, Big Business,” failed to explain what that actually means.I’m inclined to think that “sustainable food” is food produced, transported, prepared and consumed without consuming finite natural resources or damaging the environment.



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America’s food system requires cultural changes

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TO THE EDITOR:Thank you to The Daily Tar Heel and senior writer Christopher Sopher for the excellent series on “The Food Equation” in this week’s paper. But one suggestion — the headline from Wednesday’s article, “Costly foods” contradicts Sopher’s three days of insightful reporting about the crisis and challenges that shape how we eat in America today.



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State of independence: In the face of woes, N.C. State’s Technician should seize opportunity to become independent newspaper

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In order for a newspaper to be the watchdog it strives to be, it must be as independent as possible.Now it is time for N.C. State’s venerable student newspaper to take that step toward independence.The Technician has been going through some rough patches lately. Over the last few years, the paper has suffered from recruitment and retention problems.




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The true price of a free lunch

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I’ll start with the prosciutto, the shrimp cocktail and the Caesar salad. And for my entrées, I’d like the lobster tail, the filet mignon and the penne with chicken.”


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QuickHits for March 16, 2010

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Google Thumbs upReportedly, Google is “99.9 percent” certain it will end operations in China after a long-running dispute over censorship. Here’s what you get if you search for this in China:Senior countdownNeutral thumb


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Don’t run off with system: Run-off system should not be eliminated

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Occasionally, there are changes we can’t believe in. And it seems some members of Student Congress have found one.Congress is trying to eliminate the runoff system in student body elections. Currently, one candidate has to get a majority vote from the student body or there’s a battle between the two candidates with the most votes.