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Wednesday October 5th

Aldesha Gore


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Prayer Curbs Violence, Speaker Says

A religious advocate is spreading the word to area residents that prayer can be the answer to school and community violence.About 30 people crowded into East Chapel Hill High School's auditorium Tuesday night to hear practitioner and teacher of Christian Science David Degler speak about how people can help keep themselves from dangers in the community by practicing spirituality.Degler, who teaches in Tennessee, said there are three things residents must understand about spirituality before they can use it to protect themselves from dangers in the community.

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Durham Tech Solicits Orange County Satellite

Orange County officials say a $4 million bond proposal to build a local community college might take the back burner because of more pressing needs in the community.Durham Technical Community College President Phail Wynn asked the Orange County Capital Needs Advisory Task Force last Wednesday to consider putting the proposal on the November ballot.

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Fund Lets Dancer's Spirit Live

Family members of the late Kaia Parker are commemorating her gift of dance through a memorial fund for young aspiring dancers in the Triangle.The Kaia Parker Fund for Young Dancers was created by her family and the Orange County Arts Commission, the Ballet School of Chapel Hill and Carolina Friends School in honor and in remembrance of her life.Parker, who was a rising UNC freshman, was killed in a car crash by a drunken driver last August.Lee Glenn, Parker's mother, said the fund is a wonderful opportunity to create something positive out of her death.

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Aldermen Approve Carr Mill Mall Courtyard, ATM

CARRBORO -- At its meeting Tuesday night, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved a request granting the owners of Carr Mill Mall a permit to expand the building's courtyard.Nathan Millan, who attended the meeting as a representative from the Carr Mill Limited Partnership, fielded questions and concerns from the aldermen.

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Local Judge Doles Out Homework

In an unusual ruling, an Orange County judge has thrown the book at a local woman.District Court Judge Alonzo B. Coleman ruled Monday that Iris Andros, co-owner of Zorba's restaurant, must write a 10-page book report on guide dogs and the disabled before April 2. The ruling came in response to a discrimination suit brought by a blind man who was denied entrance to Zorba's by Andros on Oct 7.Coleman said he plans to read the book report book aloud at Andros' next court appearance, which is the same date that the report is due.

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School Board Leaders Meet to Discuss Horace Williams Tract

Representatives of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will continue their informative forums about the new development plan when they meet with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials today.Director of the UNC Master Plan Jonathan Howes and other members of the Horace Williams Planning Advisory Committee will meet at the Lincoln Center Administration office with Superintendent Neil Pedersen and other school officials to discuss planning the development of the Horace Williams tract.

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Summit to Tackle Bigotry in High Schools

Many local high school students are expected to engage in a group discussion about discrimination at a summit this weekend.Students from Chapel Hill, East Chapel Hill and Orange County high schools will be joined by local government officials Friday and Saturday during a conference aimed at reducing discrimination based on race, religion, sex and sexual orientation in the youth community.The summit, which is composed and sponsored by the Orange County Human Rights and Relations committee, aims to gather feedback from students about discrimination.Annette Moore, director of the Departm

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Town, County Meet to Discuss Strip Malls

Two development companies have proposed major construction projects for the Orange County area which might cause serious problems if built.Representatives from Natalli Communities and NorthPointe companies presented their proposals before the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Hillsborough Commissioners on Wednesday night in an effort to build a new shopping facility and housing development in the Orange County and Hillsborough jurisdiction.Margaret Hauth, the planning director of the town of Hillsborough, said the 600-unit housing development proposed for the area off

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School Overcrowding Prompts Bond Proposal

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School system has announced plans for a bond referendum to hit ballots November 2001, but area schools continue to feel the pressures of too many students. The bond will respond to the system's overcrowding problem, aiming to raise funds for a ninth elementary school to be constructed by the 2003-04 school year. Nicholas Didow, a member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education, said he hopes the bond will have no problems getting on the ballot.

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