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WWAY’s John Rendleman, international students enjoy UNCW World Games

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Life as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have this much fun on campus every day?

“There is some water involved in some of the events, so some of you might end up getting a little wet,” Michael Regina warned participants in the first ever UNCW World Games.

A little wet is a reference to the balloon toss. It was just one the events in the international relay. UNCW international students gave their best college try in the dizzy bat race, the toilet paper competition, and a sit on the chair to burst the balloon event; just to name a few.

These events all have a purpose – to get the new Seahawk students acclimated to life at an American university.

The Office of International Programs sponsored Monday’s orientation session.

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videoLife as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games.

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Veteran sailor-instructor wins recognition for teaching skills

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Chelsea Kellner,Chelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

After 450 voyages and 37 years at sea, Capt. Steve Beuth still gets seasick.Not often, but enough to keep him from getting cocky.

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Hurricane Bill strengthens into Category 2 storm

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By JONATHAN M. KATZAssociated Press

The first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season was gaining strength far off in the ocean Monday, while weaker storms threatened the Dominican Republic and Haiti with heavy rains and drenched the Florida Panhandle.

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NC utilities seek delay in manure-to-energy law

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Electric utilities in North Carolina have asked state regulators to delay a law that requires them to generate energy from pig or chicken waste.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that Progress Energy, Duke Energy and other providers are asking the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a one-year delay. The 2007 law requires utilities to begin getting some energy from pig and chicken manure by 2012.

The utilities also want the commission cut the minimum energy requirement from poultry waste starting in 2014 by a third.

Disposing of the waste created by the pork and poultry industries is a major environmental challenge in North Carolina. Legislative leaders thought that it was a good idea to turn some of that waste into electricity.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Electric utilities in North Carolina have asked state regulators to delay a law that requires them to generate energy from pig or chicken waste.

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Military judge to hear motions in Hennis case

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge will hear motions in the case of an Army sergeant recalled to duty after retirement so he could be tried for a 1985 triple slaying.

Tuesday’s motion hearing for Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis will deal with a defense motion to ban two eyewitness identifications because they aren’t reliable.

Hennis is charged with the slayings of 31-year-old Kathryn Eastburn and her two daughters at their home in Fayetteville.

One witness selected Hennis in a photograph as the man outside the home of Kathryn Eastburn after the killings and the other claims Hennis used an ATM card that belonged to the victim.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A military judge will hear motions in the case of an Army sergeant recalled to duty after retirement so he could be tried for a 1985 triple slaying.

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