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28139
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The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) from Arizona has threatened to sue the North Carolina Governor’s School program. In reaction, NC Governor’s school has canceled a course called the Human Sexuality Film series and has not renewed the contract of its openly gay teacher. Tanya Olson is now speaking out and questioning why ADF influences a NC school program and likely forced her firing. The legal impact ADF has had on gay-rights related programs and issues and the current situation with the class and its instructor in the NC Governor’s School are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 27, July 2008, p5-7 Periodical Website
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28145
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Bo Lozoff is the founder of Kindness House and former director of the Human Kindness Foundation. The foundation practiced interfaith prison ministry and the Kindness House was an spiritual living community for parolees. Lozoff is facing allegations that he sexually abused former program volunteers and parolees and bullied and intimidated other community members. Former volunteers, parolees, Lozoff, Departments of Corrections, and religious studies experts are interviewed and talk about the allegations. Lozoff has decided to close the parole program due to his unconventional sexual behavior, but is still mentoring inmates and actively ministering.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 35, August 2008, p14-20 Periodical Website
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28158
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Some are wondering who is responsible for the problems surrounding the construction of the Durham Performing Arts Center. The city owes millions on the project and the cost of the project has gone beyond its initial projections. The center’s oversight committee will not have much power to monitor the operating agreement the center has with its promoter and booking company. Also, many of the employees who will work in the center will not be able to make a living wage working there.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 47, November 2008, p14-15 Periodical Website
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28149
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Former Durham real-estate business owner and life-insurance salesman Ronnie Sturdivant was found murdered in one of his properties recently. Sturdivant is believed to have been murdered by one of his tenants. Sturdivant was a polarizing figure who was known for his vision and for running sub-standard rentals. His properties was hit with dozens of housing violations and Sturdivant was accused of assaulting and threatening tenants. Many admired the African-American entrepreneur, even those who did disagreed with his vision and methods.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 37, September 2008, p5-7 Periodical Website
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28154
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The US Department of Justice sent undercover observers to monitor the polls in Alamance County. Some have speculated that observers were sent after an illegal immigrant in Alamance County was arrested for forging documents obtained through a potential leak by health care officials. Several politicians in the county also ran on anti-immigrant platforms who have raised the question of illegal voting. Observers were present to make sure there were no problems at the polls and the Voting Rights Act was observed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 45, November 2008, p12 Periodical Website
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28180
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Gary Kueber is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting his community. Kueber operates a blog which helps get support from Durham residents to protect and preserve historic properties from destruction. Kueber tells the history of each property and its residents through archival photographs, biographies, and maps. Kueber created the blog as a way to influence city planning and preserve Durham’s history.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p18 Periodical Website
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28351
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El Futuro is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. El Futuro is a nonprofit mental health center dedicated to treating the state’s underserved, and largely uninsured, Latino population. Founded by Luke Smith in Carrboro the group pooled the efforts of therapists and psychiatrists who spoke Spanish and were familiar with the culture of area Latinos. Staff members treat everything from immigration-related trauma and depression to sexual addiction and alcoholism through building relationships with their clients.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p17 Periodical Website
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28348
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A year from opening, the Durham Performing Arts Center is already saddled with doubt. The reasons for this doubt include not securing the naming rights for the center, financial costs of construction, the cost of ticket prices, competition with Carolina Theatre in Durham and the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh, and filling the theater for performances. Attracting talent is also an issue as the rental rates exclude many local, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations. The issues surrounding the building and the opening of the theater are discussed in detail.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 46, November 2007, p17-23 Periodical Website
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28355
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Duke Energy and ConocoPhillips have donated 3.5 million dollars to Duke University’s Climate Change Policy Partnership (CCPP) and that financial support may have influenced public policy. The money may have influenced members of the CCPP’s advisory panel and affected its the ability to vet climate policy research before it is released to the public. Anti-regulatory policy statements have been published under the CCPP’s name and critics say that its research has been skewed because of the two companies support.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 49, December 2007, pOnline Periodical Website