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Chapel Hill has second fastest internet in the world

A recent report named Chapel Hill as the town with the second fastest Internet in the world, but some find flaws in the evaluation. Senior Shaddi Hasan, co-founder of the Campus Y group Technology Without Borders, said that the report could be misleading. “If the University was taken out of the picture, the data would be quite different,” he said.

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Orange Co. census response rate up

Groups that have worked to increase Orange County’s participation in the 2010 Census can now celebrate.The county’s mail participation rate increased to 77 percent this year from 70 percent in 2000.The national participation rate was 71 percent as of Tuesday.The census helps determine how the federal government will distribute about $400 billion to communities.

Local doctors Frank Tew (left) and Pat Guiteras (center) with Brown University med student Micah Johnson. Courtesy of Frank Tew

Two UNC alumni use medical skills to help Haiti earthquake victims

Peer pressure led two local doctors overseas to help with Haitian earthquake relief, but UNC alumni Pat Guiteras and Frank Tew said they wouldn’t trade their experiences.The February trip helped the doctors appreciate the lives they lead after noting how happy and hopeful the Haitians were, despite losing almost everything, they said.

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How to win the Faux-Olympics

For many Olympic athletes, the road to Vancouver started at a young age and required hours of training, because only one in the world could win the gold. That means it’s too late for most of you to compete.

Environmental health specialist Shaquetta Cooper checks the temperature of chicken at a local grocery store deli. DTH/Daixi Xu

County health inspector works to prevent illness

Shaquetta Cooper can easily recite what temperature different foods should be kept at, the distance a bathroom must be from a seating area and how bright the lights should be.Just by smelling an acidity test strip, she can tell if there’s an imbalance in a bleach cleaning mixture.

Junior Chelsea Smith withdrew from school last year because of hip pain caused by hypermobility syndrome. DTH/Ali Cengiz

Student learns to be flexible

When Chelsea Smith woke up on Sept. 8, 2008, the junior never imagined she’d be withdrawn from UNC by the end of the week.That morning, she felt an inexplicable pain in her hip. The ache did not go away.The next day, Smith struggled to walk. By the end of the week, the pain had spread to her other hip and to her back. She could not get out of bed.

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