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Hackney, Lee Suggest 'Smart Growth' for N.C.

Two N.C. General Assembly members unveiled to the public Wednesday a series of recommendations for Smart Growth in North Carolina. The Smart Growth report -- proposed by Rep. Joe Hackney, D-Orange and Sen. Howard Lee, D-Orange -- would make communities more accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists, alleviating automotive traffic congestion and pollution. The program also involves protecting open spaces such as forests and promoting urban revitalization like Charlotte's recent improvement of its uptown.

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Experts Compare Bush's Tactics to Clinton's

Experts say that although ideologies conflict, there is little difference between President George W. Bush's response to the terrorist attacks and measures Bill Clinton's administration would have taken under similar circumstances. When terrorists exploded bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998, Clinton launched cruise missiles against factories in Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation.

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Snyder Adds Name to List Vying for Helms' Seat

Lexington lawyer Jim Snyder -- who has pegged himself as the natural heir apparent to Jesse Helms -- recently became the eighth candidate to announce he would seek Helms' U.S. Senate seat in 2002. The N.C. native describes himself as a conservative who is pro-life and believes in the preservation of the Second Amendment's protection of bearing arms. Snyder said he subscribes to the Helms-Reagan paradigm, explaining that he would model himself after Helms, who dictates his actions in Congress based on personal philosophy, not party politics.

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Internet Changes Awareness of War

Many Americans are looking to computer screens rather than televisions for up-to-the-second information about the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath. As the United States prepares for its first war of the 21st century, Americans have come face-to-face with the positive and negative effects of having a vast amount of information available almost instantaneously. Internet users have been able to get information and first-person accounts of the attacks via the Internet -- and Internet experts say Americans have been taking advantage of the opportunity.

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Trustees Take Over Technology

A state budget provision will not severely affect UNC-Chapel Hill's information technology policies, but members of the UNC-system Board of Governors say the policy could benefit the UNC system as a whole. The provision, which the N.C. General Assembly passed two weeks ago, gave control of information technology implementation and management to individual UNC-system schools.

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Senate Committee Set To Hear BOG Quota Bill

The N.C. Senate's education committee will consider today a piece of legislation that would eliminate the quota system in place for appointing members to the UNC-system Board of Governors. A lawsuit filed May 30 by former BOG member Walter Davis and other plaintiffs seeks to eliminate mandatory quotas for board seats. According to the lawsuit, the quotas violate the state constitution's equal protection guarantee.

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