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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 7, April 6-19 1989
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Duke University and Hospital are being sued by Betty Eldreth. Eldreth received unnecessary radiation and surgery based on results from an experimental procedure that was performed without her consent. The results indicated Eldreth had cancer, but she was found to not have cancer after the surgery and radiation were complete. Evidence suggests that the experimental procedure was used improperly and this was known some at Duke who failed to stop the practice. This has caused the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to look into allegations of fraud and conflict of interest in use of the test.
Carrboro mayor, Eleanor Kinnaird, is known for her vision of making the town vibrant, alive, and a desirable place to live. Under her vision, Carrboro has been called “The Paris of the Piedmont.” Not all residents like her vision and some are concerned that she is too focused on change and neglects the town's history as a blue-collar area. Critics believe she does not pay enough attention to working class families and concerns, and they may not re-elect her in this summer’s election.