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Archive for October, 2009

Wilmington fundraisers testify about ‘special account’ for Easley

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

GARY D. ROBERTSONAssociated Press

Some key fundraisers for Easley in Wilmington testified Monday that Easley campaign officials had told them to give to the party — apparently to a “special account”— to cover Easley campaign expenses.

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Here Now – Cary couple set for 5-year sailing trip around the world

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

Frank Taylor and his wife, Karen, keep their 50-foot catamaran Tahina at Carolina Beach.

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NC Appeals Court hears arguments in Google case

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A group opposing state incentives for corporations has told the North Carolina Court of Appeals the taxpayers it represents should be able to challenge tax breaks used to lure Google to Caldwell County.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law argued before a three-judge panel Monday. The group wants to overturn a lower court ruling that the three taxpayers don’t have the right to challenge the law.

Lawyers for Google and the state say the taxpayers failed to show they were discriminated against and urged the judges to uphold the lower court ruling.

Lawmakers approved exemptions from the state’s retail sales and use tax, worth an estimated $90 million over 30 years in exchange for Google building an Internet data center in Lenoir, creating up to 210 jobs.

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

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A group opposing state incentives for corporations has told the North Carolina Court of Appeals the taxpayers it represents should be able to challenge tax breaks used to lure Google to Caldwell County.

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Study questions the amount of vitamin D children get

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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Vitamin D, which kids can get from fortified milk, salmon, and moderate exposure to the sun, is thought to improve bone health and may also help prevent cancer.

In the first nationally-representative study of vitamin D levels in children, researchers analyzed government data between 2001 and 2006 for kids 11 and under. They found that, under the current standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 6 million U.S. children are vitamin D deficient.

There is controversy, however, as to whether this standard is actually too low. When using more stringent standards for pediatric vitamin D levels, it is estimated that as many as 24 million children are vitamin D deficient, including 92% of non-Hispanic black children, and 80% of Hispanic children.

More research is needed to determine the appropriate vitamin D requirements for children, so that parents and pediatricians can better gauge how to supplement their child’s diet.

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Though it has been suspected for years that many children in the U.S. today do not get enough vitamin D, most studies on this phenomenon have been limited. Now, a new analysis proves it.

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Critic of war in Iraq sparks protest at Brunswick Community College

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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Cindy Sheehan has been an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq. Sheehan’s son, Casey, died in Iraq in 2005. Her speech to a small crowd at Brunswick Community College reflected her aniti-war sentiment.

But outside, a different group gathered. About fifty people carried signs and flags. Their message: support our troops.

“People like Cindy Sheehan are actually helping our loss of will to fight,” said protestor Tom Russell.

Veteran Norman Meares said, “A lot of people showed up here today just for that reason. Is to let the lady inside know that we care. Most of us are veterans, and this is important for us to show our support for our troops.”

North Carolina Peace Action organizer Barbara Stanley noted, “We think we are supporting the troops. We think we are the ones to question whether a war you would send our guys, or girls would be legal, we think that’s our job, especially while our troops are away.”

Sheehan has been touring the state, with stops in Raleigh, Statesville, and Asheville spreading her message. The tour is sponsored by state and local organizations including, North Carolina Peace Action, and Code Pink, a women’s organization for peace.

Sheehan continues her tour of North Carolina with a stop in Raleigh Tuesday.

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videoAn anti-war activist sparked a protest at Brunswick Community College Monday night. Cindy Sheehan has been outspoken in her criticism of the war in Iraq. She spoke at the Odell Williamson Auditorium, but not everyone there, was there to hear her.

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