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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 3, Feb 9-22 1989
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Avery Upchurch’s third term as mayor of Raleigh could be the last time he serves in office with little or no opposition. When it comes to growth and development issues, he is at odds with most of the council. While Upchurch is interested in high-quality development, he worries that too many government relations will keep Raleigh from blossoming into a major Southeastern city.
The search for a new male image, one which does not ignore recent history but also celebrates being a man, is at the heart of a new movement among men in the 1980s. Doug Jennette, a Raleigh therapist and president of the Men’s Center of Raleigh and Wake County, leads a group focused on helping men express their feelings and improve their lives through emotional support and community.
A study by North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence (NCARRV) says that reports of hate crimes are increasing in North Carolina. The study reported that Durham and Orange counties were hot spots for violence against minorities and possible Klu Klux Klan activity. In response, the state plans to introduce a bill to make racial and ethnic intimidation a misdemeanor.
The Duke Museum of Art’s exhibit, Morality Tales: History Painting in the ‘80s, does a brilliant job of asking moral questions. Featured artists use the contradictions of sex-roles to attack wide-ranging issues such as AIDS, homosexual eroticism, domestic strife, and prostitution.