Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 45, November 2008
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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.
A photojournal provides photos with captions of individuals and families who have experienced homelessness in Durham. Each caption tells a brief story describing the individuals and their housing situations. Selma Johnson, Cliff Sexton, Michael Kelly, Versal Mason, Alex Barcenas, Mike Byrd, Scott “Country” Brandt and Cynthia Edwards are profiled.
The US Department of Justice sent undercover observers to monitor the polls in Alamance County. Some have speculated that observers were sent after an illegal immigrant in Alamance County was arrested for forging documents obtained through a potential leak by health care officials. Several politicians in the county also ran on anti-immigrant platforms who have raised the question of illegal voting. Observers were present to make sure there were no problems at the polls and the Voting Rights Act was observed.
One of President Barack Obama’c campaign advisors John Verdejo describes his reaction to Obama’s victory in 2008 presidential election. Verdejo was one of North Carolina’s three whips at the Democratic National Convention. Verdejo describes how Obama is a role model for young people and how he gives everyone hope, especially African-Americans.