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Archive for September, 2009

Political rhetoric at boiling point

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

While the current “breakdown of reasoned discourse” in U.S. politics is nothing new, it is seemingly louder than in past years.

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NC residents to learn about offshore wind power

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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BUXTON, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state leaders are on hand as an Outer Banks community is introduced to the idea of massive offshore wind farms.

The governor and state Senate leader Marc Basnight of Dare County are attending a public meeting Friday in Buxton on the potential for coastal wind energy.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are expected to describe a new study that found parts of the coast and Pamlico Sound could generate industrial-scale wind energy. UNC researchers are expected to discuss the potential impacts of a wind farm on the coast’s economy, quality of life, and environment.

Wind generates about 1 percent of the country’s electricity, but is the fastest-growing type of renewable power.

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

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state leaders are on hand as an Outer Banks community is introduced to the idea of massive offshore wind farms.

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Hacker hits UNC-CH study data on 236,000 women

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Computer specialists at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus say a hacker may have accessed the personal data of 236,000 women in a mammography research study.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the Social Security numbers of more than half of the study participants at UNC-Chapel Hill may have been exposed.

The unauthorized access was detected about two months ago, but computer forensics experts say it may have happened up to two years ago.

University Radiology Department chairman Matthew Mauro say there’s no evidence that any information has been removed, but no one is sure.

Computer forensic experts don’t know who did the hacking or whether data was downloaded.

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

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Computer specialists at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus say a hacker may have accessed the personal data of 236,000 women in a mammography research study.

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Oak Island Pier rebuilds business in first year back in operation

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

On the last official day of summer, the fishermen were scarce and gray skies seemed to signal the coming of fall at the Oak Island Pier.

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NC high school guard hurt after breaking up fight

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina high school security guard required surgery for an eye socket injury in an attack by a student.

The Charlotte Observer reported that John Robbins was attacked Tuesday while breaking up a fight at the city’s Myers Park High School.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools law enforcement head Bud Cesena says Robbins was hit in the head by a 17-year-old male student. Cesena says officers are investigating whether a ring or something in the student’s hand increased the severity of the injury.

Cesena says a sharpened screwdriver was found in the student’s book bag after he was arrested.

Cesena says the incident began as an argument among four girls.

Robbins and others stepped in and the boy joined the dispute and hit Robbins.

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

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A North Carolina high school security guard required surgery for an eye socket injury in an attack by a student.

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