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Wednesday January 26th

Stephanie Gunter


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British Teachers Visit American Counterparts

Area teachers were recently given the opportunity to exchange ideas with educators from Great Britain.About 20 teachers and two administrators from Oldham and North Lincolnshire in Great Britain are visiting Culbreth Middle School, Ephesus Elementary School and Glenwood Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District.

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Commissioners Upset Over Role in UNC Plan

Some Orange County commissioners say they have been excluded from participating in UNC's Master Plan, which county officials fear will affect more than Chapel Hill and Carrboro.The Orange County commissioners will have a chance to air their concerns about UNC's blueprint for campus growth tonight at the Southern Human Services Center. University officials will present their plan to the commissioners."We have tried to get them to show us the Master Plan, but they have postponed it," said Commissioner Margaret Brown.

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Town Council, Residents Oppose Rezoning

A proposal with the potential to add affordable housing in Chapel Hill was opposed by residents and town staff at a public hearing Monday night.At the hearing, the Chapel Hill Town Council discussed the possible rezoning of 32 parcels of land. Rezoning these properties would give the council leverage to insist that 15 percent of the development be low-cost housing when the developers apply for their special-use permit.But the Planning Board unanimously voted 7-0 against the proposal to rezone the properties.

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Donations Slow for Car Fund

Weeks after a car was vandalized on Franklin Street, a local man is still trying to raise money for the victim, though he says donations have not met his expectations.Tom Benfield, who lives in Cedar Grove, started a fund to solicit donations to help Mindy Guadagnino, whose 1997 Honda Accord suffered about $1,500 worth of damage, according to court documents. Students celebrating UNC's victory over Duke on Feb.

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New Romance Site Woos Lovers With Creative Ideas

Appropriately launched on the most romantic day of the year, a local man is hoping his new Web site will help couples keep the sparks flying.Scott McClure of Chapel Hill has launched LoveLifeMatters.com, a site designed to provide people with information about relationships."The mission of the site is kind of like a one-stop shop for information about romance," said Ashley Sharp, a freelance media relations coordinator for the company.McClure said he found it very difficult to find information on the Web about romance without it being pornography or information in some obscure scienti

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Italian Eatery to Join Franklin Street

Franklin Street will soon welcome a new Italian restaurant to its collection.Joseph DiBartolo, owner of I Love NY Pizza in Chapel Hill and Anna Maria's Pizzeria in Carrboro, is set to open Valentino's in the coming months. The restaurant will be located in the space formerly occupied by Copytron at the intersection of Columbia Street and Franklin Street.DiBartolo said Valentino's will be open probably from 11 a.m. for lunch until 11 p.m."On Friday and Saturday, we might have a couple of extra hours," he said.

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CP&L, Orange Co. Face Off in Court

RALEIGH -- Lawyers, nuclear experts, local officials and concerned residents gathered Thursday for what could be the climax of the conflict between Carolina Power & Light Co. and Orange County.The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, a federal commission, heard arguments from lawyers representing Orange County, CP&L and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The board will decide in two to five months if a statement will be necessary to determine the environmental impact of increased nuclear waste storage at CP&L's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.

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Local Of_cials Tour Possible School Sites

Local officials and school board members gathered Tuesday to tour a proposed site for a new elementary school they hope will ease overcrowding in the school system. Meadowmont, a development off N.C. 54, is the proposed site for the school. It will be the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City Schools' ninth elementary school. "We had a Long-Range Facilities Task Force that thought about what our school needs to be," said Board of Education member Teresa Williams. Meadowmont is the preferred site being considered.

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Town Gears Up for Festifall

The 28th annual Festifall will take over downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday, bringing with it a wide array of food, music, arts and crafts. Parrish Anderson, public events coordinator for Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, described the event as an arts and crafts fair with the added touch of a street festival. "There will be almost 100 artists and about 100 booths of arts and crafts," he said. "That is the main energy to the fair. We also throw into that the whole street-fair spirit." Festifall 2000 will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., but streets will be closing earlier to accommodate the crowds.

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