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Horses races were once the most popular sporting event in North Carolina. Racing was so popular the legislature passed a law in 1764 curtailing gambling with two exceptions: backgammon and horse racing. In the early 19th-century, breeders considered Northampton, Halifax, and Warren Counties the race horse region of America. Horses like Sir Archie and Henry were known all over the country. By the 1850s, competition and breeding had moved on to today's racing hotbeds in Kentucky, Maryland, and New York. The Civil War further crippled racing in North Carolina, and in 1942, the North Carolina General Assembly made it illegal.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p26-27, por Periodical Website
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Karyn Traut, a playwright and adjunct assistant professor of social medicine, researched descendants of Thomas Jefferson for a play she wanted to write. It was unclear whether Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave Sally Hemings, or if the father was his brother, Randolph. After consulting numerous Jefferson scholars, the legitimate father remains unknown.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p18-20, por Periodical Website
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The Neurosciences Research Center has recruited scientists from a variety of fields to figure out how to make a brain. Some of their research investigates basic brain structures, nerve cell regeneration and development, and brain proteins. By understanding the brain as a whole, scientists hope to make progress in treating neurological disorders.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p7-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Scott Madry is an anthropologist known for his ability to use geographical information systems (GIS). He has created GIS maps for archaeologists, primatologists, and the National Geographic Society. For his latest project, Madry is working with North Carolina Department of Transportation to computerize every archeological site in North Carolina.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p4-6, il, por Periodical Website
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Bruce Winterhalder, an anthropologist and behavioral ecologist, researches motives of hunter-gatherers sharing food. One explanation he found is avoiding risk. Winterhalder also uses mathematical models to learn how foragers make decisions about which prey or plants to harvest.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p22-25, il, por Periodical Website
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Richard Mailman is a professor of psychiatry, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry. His research has focused on dopamine receptors and their potential as treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Mailman’s lab is currently studying drug tolerance of dopamine receptors.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p14-17, il, por Periodical Website
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Political scientist Terry Sullivan and seven of his doctoral students created a new computer software program called Nomination Forms Online. The software simplifies and speeds completion of forms that presidential appointees submit for approval.
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Work First is North Carolina’s welfare reform plan to help families go to work. UNC researchers are conducting case studies to determine how successful or unsuccessful the program has been. Work First seems to have helped people find jobs, but not move out of poverty.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 3, Spring 2002, p30-32, il, por Periodical Website
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