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Saturday December 4th

Evan Rose


Opinion

Lawsuit is about more than football

Since news broke that the Daily Tar Heel and seven other media organizations have filed suit for the release of several records related to the investigations of our football team, readers have responded en masse. Many of you have decided the DTH editors need to rein in their ego, quit resume-building and repent for their betrayal of UNC.

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Opinion

How to critique the source and the story

In the past month or so, you’ve read a lot about housekeepers, their management and the “sit-down” policy in this newspaper. This is good. Coverage of the policy, which requires housekeepers to get permission for extra breaks, should be the DTH’s sweet spot — it’s an issue readers are talking about and the paper is in an ideal position to cover.

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Jenny Levering is caught between two perceptions of her role.
News

Levering works to find role leading UNC Greeks

To some, she’s the Greek police, patrolling fraternity and sorority parties and enforcing fun-stifling sanctions.To others, she’s the Greeks’ best friend, their biggest advocate on campus and a valuable resource.In the end, Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life Jenny Levering is a bit of both.

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Jenny Levering has given two conflicting accounts of her communication with Courtland Smith.
News

Reports on Courtland Smith's death and investigation conflict

Conflicting stories have emerged about what communication an administrator had with Delta Kappa Epsilon president Courtland Smith the night he died.In the first story — recorded in documents Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life Jenny Levering authored shortly after the junior’s death — the two spoke a few hours before Smith was shot to death by police.

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Jenny Levering has given two conflicting accounts of her communication with Courtland Smith.
News

Reports on Courtland Smith's death and investigation conflict

Conflicting stories have emerged about what communication an administrator had with Delta Kappa Epsilon president Courtland Smith the night he died.In the first story — recorded in documents Assistant Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Life Jenny Levering authored shortly after the junior’s death — the two spoke a few hours before Smith was shot to death by police.

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A trash compactor sits idle at the Orange County Landfill in February on Eubanks Road. DTH/Ben Pierce
News

Trash a messy problem for Orange County

More than two years and $490,000 later, no one is quite sure how Orange County should take out the trash.Local governments are currently trying to sort out the ramifications of the county’s latest decision: come 2012, when the local landfill reaches capacity, county trash will be trucked directly to a transfer station in Durham.Members of the county Board of Commissioners say the December decision, which brought an end to a contentious search process, is a temporary fix. But it also has its consequences, from higher greenhouse gas emissions to the potential of millions of dollars in higher costs.

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News

County unemployment peaks

Economic downturns are starting to settle in closer to home despite months of insulation from national trends. Orange County's unemployment rate reached an unprecedented level - 5.1 percent - in July, according to a report released last Friday by the N.C. Employment Security Commission. The new number is the highest in 18 years of available records. "Nobody is immune to what's going on here," said Larry Parker, spokesman for the NCESC. "It's sort of taken a little longer to hit them there."

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