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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 1, Jan 12-25 1989
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Dean Smith, basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a Democratic candidate who could prevent Jesse Helms’ from winning a fourth term in the Senate. However, part of the Democratic Party’s problem is that it always looks for superstars to get through the next crisis. Nine other candidates, including Durham Mayor Wib Gulley, also have strong potential to reach the Senate.
Hillside has a long history of being Durham’s black high school. As Hillside’s only white student in the senior class, Amy Wilson has never worried about racial barriers and brings an alternative meaning to civil rights. Amy has also learned about the issues Durham’s politicians will be grappling with when the school merger study commission makes its reports this spring.
North Carolina State had just won its first contest of the 1989 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season. But their future fell apart when word surfaced of a book by New York writer Peter Golenbock detailing extensive wrongdoing within the N.C. State basketball program. While there are numerous allegations of violation and corruption, there are no concrete facts.
A new exhibit, Dinosaur Art: The Dinosaur Show, is at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham. The show features a variety of drawings, murals and sculptures, and is also a cultural symbol of how humans are connected to dinosaurs.