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SADD Promotes Safe Prom Night

A smashed black Saab will sit at the entrance to Chapel Hill High School until prom night May 12, serving as a reminder for local high school students not to drink and drive.The car was put in place Tuesday morning, and students said they hope it will influence the decisions made prom night about drinking and driving."Underage drinking has been a problem in the past, and that is why we are pushing the program so hard this year," CHHS senior Julie Wheetley said.Wheetley, who is president of Students Against Drunk Driving, said the organization has planned several activities t

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County OKs Land for Soccer, Leisure

The Orange County Board of Commissioners recently granted preliminary approval for a soccer field that would provide local youth with a closer place to practice their skills.The commissioners approved the use of a Hillsborough field for the Maple View Farm Soccer Field, assuming that development costs are given the go-ahead.Carrboro Board of Aldermen member and Chairwoman of the Committee for Soccer Fields Diana McDuffee presented the commissioners with a proposal to use land on Maple View Farm for a soccer park.The board will now have to decide whether to provide half of the $60,000

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Town May Log Rental Complaints

A proposal to make landlords and renters more accountable to one another is under review by the Chapel Hill town manager and will come before the Town Council in the next few months.The Rental Licensing Task Force presented the council with its recommendations at Monday's regular meeting.Recommendations focused on the Rental Licensing Program -- a complaint-driven system where renters can log any problems they have with their landlord or property and vice versa.

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Chapel Hill Police Work to Serve Hispanics

Year-round cultural diversity classes, four Spanish-speaking officers and community support are helping the Chapel Hill Police Department better serve the local Hispanic community.After March 12, when a federal marshal shot a Hispanic man whom he mistakenly believed to be a wanted criminal, there has been a heightened awareness for the need to break down language barriers, especially those between Spanish- and English- speaking individuals.But Chapel Hill police maintain that sensitivity training is not something new for the department and that cultural sensitivity has always been consid

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Aldermen Discuss November Bond Issues

CARRBORO - The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed projects for the town that could be addressed in the proposed Orange County November 2001 bond referendum.The board met Tuesday night at Carrboro Town Hall to discuss projects the board felt should be included in the $72 million Orange County November 2001 bond referendum.Carrboro Recreation and Parks Director Richard Kinney presented the board with a list of projects it must consider for the bond referendum.

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UNC, Town Officials to Discuss Master Plan

Chapel Hill and University officials will be having their second meeting today to further discuss issues pertaining to the University's blueprint for growth during the next 50 years.The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the Morehead Lounge of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence from 2 p.m.

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