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25584
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In the longest criminal civil-rights trial in U.S. history, nine Klan-Nazi defendants were acquitted on charges stemming from the 1979 anti-Klan rally in Greensboro. There are four contributing factors that led to the not-guilty verdicts including a conservative interpretation of the federal civil-rights statues, the defense casted the victims as revolutionaries, jury selection did not reflect a cross-section of the community, and defense and prosecution contrasted in experience and style.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 2 Issue 8, April 27-May 10 1984, p3, il Periodical Website
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28082
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Chapel Hill resident Sadie Rapp decided to “go green” for her recent bat mitzvah. Making decorations, Rapp and her family repurposed garbage and recycled materials and encouraged guests to walk or carpool to the event. Rapp also decided to donate a portion of her gifts to charity and her blog on the experience has gained national attention from rabbis. Rapp said it is up to those who have completed their bat mitzvah to be responsible and take care of the world.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 52, December 2009, p4 Periodical Website
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28155
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A new art installation by Jaume Plensa is under construction for the DPAC Plaza. The installation will shoot light into the sky and display lines from William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Some area residents question whether this really represents Durham or whether the art installation is about trying to compete with Raleigh who rejected an installation by the same artist. Others point out that the work is not as unique as it could be.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 45, November 2008, p29 Periodical Website
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25739
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As the 1987 General Assembly will return for the biennial long session, THE INDEPENDENT takes an in-depth look at what the public can expect.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 5 Issue 2, Jan 29-Feb 11 1987, p1, 5-11, il, por Periodical Website
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27555
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As the city of Raleigh changes from increased growth and a changing population, this is reflected in the candidates for the upcoming elections for the city’s mayor. Avery Upchurch is currently mayor, is 60 years old, a gas station owner, and was raised on a tobacco farm. Charles Meeker is running against Upchurch, is 39 years old, a lawyer, and son of a U.S. ambassador. Upchurch is for keeping things the way they are and Meeker is seeking change. The two candidates reflect Raleigh’s past and present and have voters excited for the upcoming election.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 27, September 14-20 1989, p8-9, 11, 13 Periodical Website
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2622
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The takeover by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina of Durham-based Caring Program for Children concerns health-care advocates who fear loss of financial support for its program to insure children of middle-class families.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 48, Nov 1995, p8-11, il Periodical Website
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27518
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Durham City Schools and Durham County schools are considering a merger. Members from the task force in charge of reviewing the merger share what they have learned and how the facts have changed them. Many members who were first opposed to the merger are now open to the idea and are beginning to talk to others about what changed their minds. The city schools are primarily African-American and poor, while the county schools are primarily white and wealthier. The merging of the two schools would save money and would improve the quality of education for the city schools.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 8, April 20-26 1989, p9-10 Periodical Website
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2095
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Although black and white Southern Baptists share the same beliefs, they tend to worship separately. In Chapel Hill, University Baptist Church and First Baptist Church are holding occasional biracial services to try to bridge the gap.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 1, Nov 1995, p12-13, il Periodical Website
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27790
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The impact Bob Sheldon and Internationalist Books and Community Center have had on the community in Chapel Hill is explored. A former manager of the bookstore describes its place and importance in the community. Sheldon founded the store as a place for political activism and radical literature from authors whose works push the boundaries of political and cultural understanding. The center serves as a meeting place and place where ideas are exchanged, events organized, and relationships formed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 8, February 2011, p7, 11 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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3060
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In 1994, the state and Israel signed nine exchange agreements, including those pertaining to biotechnology and medical research. Now a cultural exchange program has been added, with over 30 exhibits from Israel to be shown during the fall of 1996.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 14 Issue 36, Sept 1996, p15-16, il Periodical Website
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27830
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The way film and movie theater experience has changed over the last ten years with new technology is explored. Jim Carol of Durham’s Carolina Theater explains how the changes have affected art house cinemas and smaller local theaters. These theaters have struggled as studios produced large-budget movies and release them only to multiplex or Imax theaters. The way films are distributed have also affected smaller theaters and many like Chapel Hill’s Varsity Theater or the Galaxy Cinema in Cary have either closed or are changing their business models to adapt.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 1, January 2010, p15-16 Periodical Website
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3863
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John Edwards, the Democratic Party's candidate for the U.S. Senate, is a political unknown who has never run for public office. He seeks to unseat the incumbent Republican senator, Lauch Faircloth.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 38, Sept 1998, p17-21, il Periodical Website
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27958
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The controversial Greenbridge project has been built and Northside residents are now wondering what else will change in the Chapel Hill neighborhood. The project’s partners, neighbors, and area activists all believe the condominium complex symbolizes something different. The neighborhood was once considered an “enclave” for black residents. Now, many believe the complex will spur growth and economic development, but it may push out some of the neighborhoods traditional residents who cannot afford to keep living there.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 24, June 2010, p16-19 Periodical Website
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27339
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The War on Drugs has long been deemed controversial. According to community members in Wake County, not enough resources are being given to programs for prevention and treatment which prove more effective than incarceration. This review of local efforts provides individual perspectives, testimonies of hope, and support in interviews with a former addict, the Alcoholism Treatment Center’s director of substance abuse services, a counselor for addicted inmates, a DARE officer, and participants at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 50, December 1991, p9-13 Periodical Website