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Sunday September 26th

Stephanie Furr


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Local Candidates Attend Forum at Public Library

About 30 residents and Chapel Hill candidates met in the Chapel Hill Public Library on Saturday to address issues affecting the town in this year's election. Both Chapel Hill Town Council and mayoral candidates attended the meeting, which was sponsored by Citizens for Livable Communities. The meeting began with three-minute speeches by the candidates and ended with small group discussions with residents. Mayoral candidates Kevin Foy and Lee Pavao presented their platforms at the meeting.

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County Commissioners Ask Town Officials To Provide Additional Funds for Gym

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has asked Chapel Hill to foot additional costs for a proposed community gymnasium at the future Meadowmont Elementary School site. The Chapel Hill Town Council expected to finance one-third of the $750,000 cost and had originally requested the county to cover one-third as well. The remaining portion of the tab, $250,000, was paid for by East West Developers, the developer of Meadowmont, a mixed-use development.

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Gas Prices Rise After Tragedy

Despite reports around the nation of skyrocketing gas prices in response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks, local stations have kept prices steady. Most Chapel Hill stations are still charging around $1.40 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel. But rumors have circulated about prices as high as $5 per gallon in some parts of the country in response to the possibility of tightening supplies in the Middle East. "I've seen on the news where prices have hit close to $5 in Mississippi and Kansas," said Brooks Rollins, a UNC sophomore.

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UNC Blood Drive Attracts Masses

Wednesday's blood drive at Berryhill Hall was scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but by 2 p.m. signs were posted that read, "Blood drive full for today." But American Red Cross volunteers are still encouraging people to donate. The drive acquired 65 units of blood by 2 p.m., exceeding the Orange County Red Cross' original goal of 40 units. The Red Cross is collecting blood to help meet needs in New York and Washington, D.C., the sites of two of Tuesday's three terrorist attacks.

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Drainage Problems Continue

Shop owners and employees at the Eastgate Shopping Center still see drainage problems more than a year after a flood damaged businesses there. On July 23, 2000 seven inches of rain fell in the Triangle in a period of 12 hours, resulting in localized flooding.

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Bond Committee To Explain Issues To County Voters

County residents will have the opportunity this election year to participate in local government by working with a bond education committee to promote public awareness. The Orange County Board of Commissioners will put a $75 million bond package, most of which will fund schools, on the Nov. 6 ballot. The Bond Education Committee will hold its first meeting Sept. 5 at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill. So far, Orange County officials have received 33 applicants for the committee, which has an unlimited number of spots.

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School Funds Focus of Hearing

A public hearing scheduled for tonight will provide an opportunity to address concerns raised by some school officials about funding priorities in Orange County's upcoming bond referendum. The Orange County Board of Commissioners will hold the public hearing at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hillsborough courthouse. Of the $75 million bond referendum, $47 million has been earmarked for educational needs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City and Orange County school districts.

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3rd Suspect Faces Felony Charge in Vandalism Case

Chapel Hill police arrested a third suspect Friday in connection with the vandalism of a car that happened after North Carolina's victory against Duke on Feb. 1.UNC Freshman Dominick Randolph Smith, 19, of 403 Granville Towers East, has been charged with one count of felony rioting, which could result in jail time.

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Edwards' Charges Rise to 58

Rape suspect Dwayne Russell Edwards was served with 25 additional felony charges Wednesday by the Carrboro Police Department, bringing the total charges pending against him to 58.Carrboro police served Edwards, 33, who lives at 100 Rock Haven Road, Apt. M-304, with the charges at Orange County Jail without incident.Capt. Joel Booker of the Carrboro Police Department said the new charges were the results of probable cause found in several investigations."These were just other cases that were under investigation where an investigator found a connection to Mr.

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