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Every 20 minutes on most nights in the 1950s, two telescopes in the New Mexico desert took pictures of the sky. When the Harvard-Smithsonian Meteor Study shoot ended in the late 1950s, thousands of pictures had documented that wedge of the universe. More than 40 years later, North Carolina astronomers Bob Hayward and Mike Castelaz of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) began examining the 40,000 images and found unexpected novae.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5, 7, 9, f Periodical Website
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15872
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Alexander Stephens and Hudson Vaughan came to Chapel Hill's historically African-American neighborhoods to document oral histories, and they found a community eager to share its story. As well as the people, the neighborhoods have a storied past with visitors such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and James Brown.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p16, f Periodical Website
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15871
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Since 1984, Clean Water for North Carolina has built alliances with disadvantaged communities, which lack the power and influence of lobbyists and lawmakers. Their latest concern: fracking and its economic, social, and environmental costs.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p15-17, f Periodical Website
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15944
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Astronomers from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute are studying photographs taken from two New Mexico telescopes. Photographs taken as part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Meteor Study remained in New Mexico archives until North Carolinian scientists Bob Hayward and Mike Castelaz began looking at some of the 40,000 images. Already, after viewing just the first hundred photos, the men discovered documentation of an exploding star, a rare sight to be caught on film.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5-9, por Periodical Website
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15942
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During a recent political standoff over extending federal unemployment, those suffering most from the recession shared their personal stories of financial struggles. Citizens hoped their narratives would enlighten lawmakers and politicians who, by popular opinion, seem disconnected from real-life struggles. The outcome was Governor Bev Perdue signing an executive order in favor of unemployment benefit extension.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p5 Periodical Website
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15947
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Charmaine Fuller Cooper is currently researching the controversial topic of the State's past eugenics policies. The eugenics program ended in 1974 with an estimated 7,600 women sterilized against their wills. Cooper, head of N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, is attempting to find compensation packages for approximately 3,000 victims.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 29 Issue 3, Jan 2012, p13-14, il Periodical Website
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