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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 8, February 2010
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Through a loophole in a recently passed law, internet gambling is legal. Since then, sweepstakes cafes have been popping up in low-income areas across the Triangle. They most often open where minorities make up the majority of the population and are near places such as pawn shops and check-cashing businesses. Many are concerned about this loophole and the group these businesses target. A map is included showing all of the locations in the Triangle area where these cafes are located with census statistics on the population in each area.
The winners of the annual IndyWeek poetry contest are announced. The topic that unites this year’s winners is nostalgia and regret. Winners include: first place, Robin Kirk’s “Carolina Parrot; second place, Julia Greenberg’s “Cross-section of a Hayfield;” third place, David D. Marshall’s “The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island;” and honorable mention, James A. Hawley’s “Lump.” The winner’s poems, their meanings explained by the poet, and a short biography of each poet is included.
Many people with eating disorders are exhausting their savings for treatment and some are dying from a lack of insurance coverage. Insurers often do not cover treatment for eating disorders. Area resident Amy Lambert details her struggle with the disorder and its financial burden. Chase Bannister who directs the Carolina House in Durham explains what his treatment facility does to help and Tori Toles of UNC’s Eating Disorder Program also discusses the problems for those wanting treatment.
Members of the Triangle Curling Club educate area residents interested in trying the sport. The history of the five-hundred year old sport is explored. The basic objectives of curling are explained and its presence as a sport in the Triangle area is detailed.