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Friday September 30th

James Miller


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Bill May Preclude Profiling

In 1994, black motorist Stacey Washington was stopped by an N.C. Highway Patrol officer on Interstate 85 for undisclosed reasons, searched without his consent and detained for 2 1/2 hours. The illegal search-and-seizure case that ensued was one of two N.C.

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Programs to Help Repeat Offenders

The charges against them commonly range from shoplifting to felony possession of drugs with intent to sell.They are an established feature of Orange County's crime and punishment landscape -- a feature that police, attorneys and judges say is all too familiar and difficult to address.Repeat offenders and their crimes burden police and courts and have spurred authorities to explore new punishment and rehabilitation options."Yes, we do arrest the same people over and over again, and the courts let them loose, and we arrest them again," said Capt.

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UNC Seeks More Flexibility in Town Laws

Chancellor James Moeser sent a letter Wednesday to Chapel Hill Mayor Rosemary Waldorf requesting re-evaluation of the town's application of zoning regulations and permits to the University.The chancellor's letter asked for elimination of a zoning cap that limits University floor space and modification of the special-use permits currently applied to the Horace Williams and Mason Farm land tracts.The letter also requested exemption from zoning-compliance permits and the site-plan reviews associated with them. The costs of zoning compliance permits were raised by the town July 1, 2000.

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Budget Woes Threaten Town, County Money

Local officials are reacting cautiously to a February announcement by Gov. Mike Easley that the state might withhold $95 million in payments to municipal and county governments.Normally, the payments are delivered biannually as compensation for revenue lost by local governments when the General Assembly repealed a statewide inventory tax in the late 1980s.

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Commissioners to Discuss Adult Long-Term Care with Legislators

Orange County representatives will join members of two community advisory committees in Chapel Hill on Tuesday to discuss issues that impact local providers of long-term adult care.Kate Barrett, elder-care supervisor for the Orange County Department on Aging, said members of the nursing and adult care home community advisory committees hoped to engage in a dialogue with state legislators about shortcomings in the adult long-term care system."We'll tell legislators where we see the system failing and then review legislative acts that impact long-term care," she said.

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UNC Win Fires Up Franklin Street Fans

Beneath a hail of fireworks, streams of toilet paper and clouds of smoke, thousands of University students exploded onto Franklin Street after North Carolina's stunning win over Duke."This is the party of the year," shouted Reed Lawrence, a senior from Smithfield, as he stood near one of several fires lit on the street by students. "We beat Duke my freshman year, and we beat Duke at Cameron my senior year.

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Carrboro Hosts Halloween Carnival

A tiny winged dinosaur, pumpkin people and a slew of witches, cowboys and fairies were among the costumed children that descended upon the Carrboro Town Hall Commons on Tuesday evening. They were joined by parents, volunteers of all ages and local residents who came to enjoy the Halloween Carnival, a family-oriented annual event set up by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Commission, a voluntary citizens' board that advises the department on town recreational activities. "We want to provide a safe activity, primarily for children, but an activity parents are comfortable wi

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Locals Stroll for Schools

Thousands of walkers paraded from McCorkle Place on the UNC campus to Lincoln Center on Merritt Mill Road in support of public education. Participants in the fourth annual Walk for Education on Saturday represented each of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as well as Village Charter School, earning money for the school system through donations. "I just think it's wonderful that so many people came out today," said walker and Carrboro Alderman Allen Spalt.

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UNC Graduate Pinch Hits for Assistant Principal

Ephesus Road Elementary School will be experiencing a changing of the guard, as school officials invite a new administrator on board. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Neil Pedersen appointed French language teacher Nathan Hester as interim assistant principal of Ephesus. Hester will change positions no later than Oct. 30. Hester, a 1997 UNC graduate, said he will miss being in the classroom but is excited about the change.

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