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27352
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Raleigh City Manager Dempsey Benton has taken the city in new directions under his leadership.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 38, September 18-24 1991, p10-12 Periodical Website
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27363
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The article describes the process of creating a mass transit system within the Triangle area connecting Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, the three major universities, and the airport. The system will run buses on routes through the Triangle area and debate has started over the need or lack thereof for a rail system to connect the Triangle. The article also explores the history of the transit movement, the people who opposed it, and how the system will be paid for through a vehicle registration tax.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 28, July 1991, p6 Periodical Website
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27370
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Against conventional wisdom, the Triangle area is not “recession proof” and is feeling the effects of the national recession. Local merchants, economists, and real-estate experts have shared some of the most concerning problems facing the area. The job picture for 1991 is predicted to be flat at best, the real-estate market is suffering and will struggle to rebound to former highs, and this recession could be worse than the 1982 recession.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 3, Jan. 16-22 1991, p10-11 Periodical Website
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27374
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In Kannapolis, NC the Piedmont Peace Project is recognized nationally as a model for groups who want to form tight-knit, multiracial peace coalitions. Made up of farmers, truckers, millhands, and other blue collar individuals, the group got its start registering voters and petitioning for more social programs in local area. With the Persian Gulf War underway and many community members affected by the war, their focus has shifted to lobbying for peace. They have made an impact through community organizing and their non-confrontational approach to lobbying.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 6, Feb. 6-12 1991, p9-10 Periodical Website
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27375
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With the Persian Gulf War little more than a month old, peace activists in the Triangle area are attempting to regroup after failing to prevent war. The Triangle peace movement had success before the war holding one of the nation’s largest anti-war rallies. Now that the war has started, the group is facing challenges within its member groups about the strategy going forward. They recognize the need to be more inclusive, but the many differing opinions on how to do so is causing conflict and preventing continued peace efforts.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 6, Feb. 6-12 1991, p11 Periodical Website
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27378
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Governor Jim Martin and the state of North Carolina are struggling to find a home for their hazardous waste. A planned incinerator has been rejected in 15 counties due to citizen opposition and concern for public health. One solution is the forthcoming bill named the Toxic Use Reduction Act which proposes a shift toward toxic waste reduction and commitment to clean manufacturing rather than hazardous waste disposal. Businesses, politicians, and environmentalists believe a solution can be met if all sides are willing to compromise.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 8, Feb. 20-26 1991, p8-9 Periodical Website
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27387
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The old Cary Health Farm, the former site of the Division of Environmental Management, has been contaminated with hazardous waste. Questionable laboratory practices contributed to high levels of mercury, silver, cadmium, DDT, and other hazardous chemicals found in soil tests. The practices and contamination have been known for at least five years and there is some evidence to suggest that officials knew about contamination for longer and did nothing about it. The state is trying to sell the property.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 16, April 1991, p10-13 Periodical Website
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27382
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As Durham prepares to vote on the merger of the county’s two school systems the man behind the merger is profiled. The chairman of the Durham County Commissioners, Bill Bell, proposed the merger for economic reasons despite significant opposition. His task force and the consultant Durham County hired have both determined that a merger would be the best option for the county. Still, Bell is characterized by peers as a man of courage for supporting the school merger in the difficult political environment.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 10, March 6-12 1991, p8-9 Periodical Website
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27385
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Wake County is considering a move to a year-round school calendar. One school is already following the year-round calendar and several more are exploring the possibility. Students, parents, and teachers of Kingswood were skeptical at the idea at first, but now all are in favor of the change. Wake County’s new superintendent, Robert Wentz, also supports the change.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 14, April 3-9 1991, p8-10 Periodical Website
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27421
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Bankruptcies are on the rise during the national recession. NC ranked 10th in the percentage increase in the US between 1989 and 1990. A typical day in the US Bankruptcy Court in Raleigh sees approximately 100 cases a day. Paul and Kathy Oakley, victims of bankruptcy, and John Orcutt, a Raleigh bankruptcy attorney, are interviewed about their experiences with bankruptcy.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 22, May 29 - June 4 1991, p6-7 Periodical Website
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27436
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Software firm SAS Institute in the Triangle Area is approaching employee benefits in a new way. The company employs 2, 000 people and offers all its employees free health insurance, unlimited sick days, on-site pre-school, an on-site gym, and an on-side medical office. This approach to employee benefits creates a positive environment, builds loyalty, and has helped the company retain workers.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 4, Jan. 25-31 1990, p7-11 Periodical Website
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27442
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The Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) is looking to implement an efficient public transportation system in the Triangle area. Options include building a rail system or transportation by bus. The main problem is that TTA is unfunded and politicians can’t agree on how to fund it or what to do about the transportation problem.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 10, March 8-14 1990, p7-11 Periodical Website
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27451
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Two years after the hazardous waste incinerator in Caldwell County has been shut down, residents of the county and former employees of the incinerator company are experiencing serious health problems. Evidence suggests the state of NC knew that the incinerator was violating EPA and health regulations but did nothing to shut the company down. State officials dispute those claims, but questions remain as to how much the state actually knew, why it failed to regulate the company, and what it means for a proposed incinerator, and the future protection of NC citizens from hazardous waste pollution.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 15, April 12-18 1990, p10-15 Periodical Website
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27454
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Alice Gerrard, a Durham area folk musician, is recognized for her contribution to the arts in the Triangle Area. Gerrard, is the publisher and editor of a national magazine devoted to old-time music called The Old-Time Herald. Gerrard’s life and career are examined and she is praised for her work and musical abilities. Gerrard is best known for her folk songs written from the feminist perspective detailing the everyday life of women.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 19, May 9-15 1990, p7, 12 Periodical Website
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27455
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Raleigh’s City Council is considering a bond referendum that will be used to revitalize the city’s downtown. Downtown development would include housing, entertainment options, and shopping. The council is being advised not to rush development so that the development spurs growth, unlike the last revitalization project. A caucus will hear citizens’ and professionals’ feedback before any decisions are made.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 20, May 16-22 1990, p11-12 Periodical Website