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2622
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The takeover by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina of Durham-based Caring Program for Children concerns health-care advocates who fear loss of financial support for its program to insure children of middle-class families.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 48, Nov 1995, p8-11, il Periodical Website
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3001
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The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allows one company to own an unlimited number of radio stations nationwide. SFX Broadcasting of New York, the nation's second largest radio conglomerate, owns four Raleigh stations.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 14 Issue 25, June 1996, p9,11,12, il Periodical Website
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3107
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Small family farmers in the state find their prime money crop, tobacco, declining in price and marketability. To make ends meet requires finding alternate crops, like cotton or organic fruits and vegetables.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 14 Issue 16, Apr 1996, p13-15,17, il Periodical Website
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3104
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Love him or hate him, North Carolina's senior U.S. Senator, Jesse Helms, is successful in politics because he seeks no personal gain, sticks by his friends, challenges his own party, and understands his constituents.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 14 Issue 10, Mar 1996, p9-13, por Periodical Website
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3135
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With federal and state funds declining, forestry schools look to the timber industry for financial support. Critics of this funding question whether this gives the industry too much influence over the schools.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Jan 1997, p7-9, il Periodical Website
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3238
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A number of people must rely on food stamps to get by and recent welfare reform legislation, passed in August, 1996, is denying 2,600 Triangle residents this assistance.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 10, Mar 1997, p12-13, 15, 16-19, 21, il Periodical Website
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3475
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Durham's midnight basketball program seeks to reduce crime by getting inner-city young men off the streets and into gyms between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Learning about jobs, anger management, and personal responsibility are program benefits.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 33, Aug 1997, p10-11, il Periodical Website
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3698
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In September, 1997, James Andrews was elected president of the North Carolina AFL-CIO. He is the first African American to head a statewide chapter of the organization.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 49, Dec 1997, p19-21, por Periodical Website
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3842
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Some 2,000 alternative schools, designed to remove disruptive students from the classroom, exist nationwide. While the schools seek to provide instruction to students who otherwise might be kicked out, they sometimes find themselves caught between being a disciplinarian and a rehabilitator. Critics also question whether isolating students is beneficial.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 31, Aug 1998, p19-25, il Periodical Website
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3991
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When a legislative committee approved a bill in 1997 that would allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield to keep over $1 billion in tax breaks when they converted to a for-profit company, the Coalition for Public Trust was organized. So successful was the coalition's opposition that the company abandoned its decision. The INDEPENDENT awarded the coalition a 1998 Citizens Award for their work.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p18, il Periodical Website
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27365
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Food Lion is the fastest growing supermarket chain in the nation, but there is concern over how the company treats its workers. A lawsuit has been filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union over the company’s “unfair labor practices.” Employees interviewed are upset over long hours, no overtime pay, low wages, and a culture of fear. Questions are also being raised about the company’s profit sharing policy which benefits only one in ten employees and is perceived by many to have been the reason they are fired before they can collect the benefits. Food Lion refutes all claims.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 27, July 3-9 1991, p8-10 Periodical Website
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27499
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North Carolina has undergone an economic transformation over the last 20 years. Strip malls and jobs in the service industry have overtaken industrial jobs as the employers in the state. Many people have been forced to accept jobs that make them work longer hours for lower wages and fewer benefits. With the recession and the reduced cost of manufacturing outside the US, NC factories are cutting back more. A call to organize is being heard by many to try to protect the jobs that are left.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p11 Periodical Website
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1004
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North Carolina is cashing in as film productions flee Los Angeles and New York City in search of cheap labor.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 10, Mar 1993, p5-6, por Periodical Website
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27548
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Poultry is North Carolina’s biggest crop and many residents make a living in the poultry industry. However, many of those workers and farmers who supply the chickens claim the chickens are treated better by poultry companies than they are. Additionally, poultry is not as healthy as the American public believes as many are being exposed to millions of sick birds every year. The industry traps individuals in low paying jobs, exposes them to poor working conditions, and is endangering public health.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 20, July 20-26 1989, p6-10 Periodical Website