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  • Theologians Challenge Bart Ehrman's 'Sloppy' Scholarship in 'How Jesus Became God' With New Book

    04/25/2014 7:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nicola Menzie
    Bart Ehrman, prolific author, New Testament scholar and former evangelical Christian, says it took him eight years to research and complete his new book, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. Yet, a group of fellow scholars responded in their book, How God Became Jesus, by claiming that the Christian-turned-agnostic's "sloppy" scholarship on Jesus' divinity leaves much to be desired. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says his research reveals that Jesus, a first century Galilean, never claimed to be God, and that it...
  • Mohammed Taheri-Azar's Letter to Police (Mowed Down Students In the Name Mo)

    03/25/2006 6:41:04 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 54 replies · 1,109+ views
    Herald Sun Via Little Green Footballs ^ | 3/24/2006 | Mohammed Taheri-Azar
    n the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate. To whom it may concern: I am writing this letter to inform you of my reasons for premeditating and attempting to murder citizens and residents of the United States of America on Friday, March 3, 2006 in the city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina by running them over with my automobile and stabbing them with a knife if the opportunities are presented to me by Allah. I did intend to use a handgun to murder the citizens and residents of Chapel Hill, North Carolina but the process of receiving a permit...
  • Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C

    03/25/2006 10:21:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,979+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack. ''I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead,'' Mohammed Taheri-azar, 22, wrote in a letter to Amber Rupinta dated March 10 posted on WTVD's Web site. Police say that just before lunchtime March 3, Taheri-azar drove a rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee through the...
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • The anthrax killings: A troubled mind

    05/28/2011 10:49:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 May 2011 | David Willman
    He roamed the University of Cincinnati campus with a loaded gun. When his rage overflowed, the brainy microbiology major would open fire inside empty buildings, visualizing a wall clock or other object as a person who had done him wrong. By the mid-1970s, Bruce Ivins had earned his doctorate and was a promising researcher at the University of North Carolina. By outward appearances, he was a charming eccentric, odd but disarming. Inside, he still smoldered with resentment, and he saw a new outlet for it. Several years earlier, a Cincinnati student had turned him down for a date. He had...
  • Man behind proposed ground zero mosque speaks at UNC

    03/17/2011 4:22:36 AM PDT · by NCjim · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | March 16, 2011
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — The man behind a proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York spoke at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday night. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf delivered the 2011 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship. During the lecture, he talked about the importance of Americans engaging with the Muslim community. He said the mosque is one way to help do that. "I'm committed to bridging relations between the country that I love and the religion that I love," Abdul Rauf said in front of a packed auditorium. Abdul Rauf, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was...
  • A Triumph of Civilization at Chapel Hill (They now allow Tom Tancredo to speak without the mob)

    04/28/2010 6:48:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 343+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2010 | By Jay Schalin and Jenna Ashley Robinson
    Maybe there is some hope for civilization after all. At least, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seems a little more civilized this April than it did last April, when an out-of-control mob of protesters chased former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo from the dais and off the campus. A subsequent speech later that month by another former congressman, Virgil Goode, resulted in seven arrests. The very idea of free speech seemed under attack. Monday night (April 26), Rep. Tancredo returned amidst a great deal of anticipation, invited by the same official student group as before, Youth for Western...
  • New Obama Envoy [to Muslim World] Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

    02/15/2010 5:22:05 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 64 replies · 2,534+ views
    Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states: Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama. His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues. Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in...
  • SDS Pres, DTH Columnist, Candidate for Chapel Hill Mayor Implicated in Theft of the Carolina Review

    10/28/2009 8:55:59 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 10 replies · 587+ views
    Carolina Review Daily ^ | October 27, 2009 | Christopher Jones
    Last spring, some of our staff members noticed that large stacks of our April 2009 issue had gone missing overnight from newsstands in the Undergraduate Library and Hamilton Hall. Considering that this was during exams week, we at the Review doubted that they had all been taken legitimately. We had a long list of possible suspects with a motive to make our April 2009 issue disappear, as the issue had been highly critical of a number of individuals and campus groups. However, we had no evidence of anything. Until now. One of the groups criticized in the issue was Students...
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats

    07/10/2009 12:39:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats Hammond, IN—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, N.C., was arrested by the FBI at his home in Oxford on March 6, 2009. A federal search warrant was also executed at that time. Lundeby was arrested pursuant to a...
  • More protest Orange's revaluation [North Carolina tax revolt]

    03/04/2009 12:42:18 PM PST · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 1,046+ views
    News & Observer ^ | March 4, 2009 | Jesse James DeConto
    Lawyers dispute it can't be undoneHILLSBOROUGH -- More than 200 taxpayers packed the Central Orange Senior Center, and sheriff's deputies turned away dozens more who came to protest the recent countywide revaluation. Hillsborough lawyer Cynthia Shriner countered County Attorney Geoff Gledhill's claim that the county can't rescind the revaluation because Jan. 1 has come and gone. She said all the commissioners have to do is overturn a decades-old decision to revalue Orange County's properties every four years and take advantage of the state law that requires it only every eight years. At least three other counties scheduled to implement revaluations...
  • Sheriff: Murder suspect is illegal immigrant

    12/17/2008 11:51:37 AM PST · by HollyButler · 33 replies · 1,267+ views
    FayObserver ^ | December 17, 2008 | A staff report
    Investigators say they believe 64-year-old Paulette Locklear was beaten to death outside her home Tuesday afternoon after confronting a man who was trying to break in. Julio Cesar Ramos, 45, is charged with first-degree murder in Locklear’s death. Ramos, who is from Honduras, has been deported from the U.S. several times and is in the country illegally, said Debbie Tanna, spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Ramos told investigators he is homeless and unemployed., Tanna said. Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies responded to Locklear’s home on the 1200 block of Wilmington Road after she called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report...
  • Christmas Trees Absent From University of North Carolina Libraries This Year

    12/06/2008 2:01:00 PM PST · by Baladas · 24 replies · 823+ views
    FOX News ^ | December 6, 2008 | staff
    Christmas trees that have graced the two main libraries at the University of North Carolina won't be displayed this year, after numerous complaints, The Charlotte Observer reported. The trees have stood in the lobbies of Wilson and Davis libraries at the Chapel Hill campus during December. This year, they are being kept in storage. Sarah Michalak, the associate provost for university libraries, told the newspaper that she made the decision after several years of complaints from employees and others. “We strive in our collection to have a wide variety of ideas,” she said. “It doesn't seem right to celebrate one...
  • 'Funeral' pyre sparks fracas

    11/30/2008 3:29:26 AM PST · by Pipeline · 14 replies · 690+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | Nov 26, 2008 | Jesse James DeConto
    CHAPEL HILL - Police were not trying to rescue "Capitalism" on Friday night. They just didn't want a fiery funeral to happen in the middle of Franklin Street. Protesters clashed with police when two officers tried to move the group of more than 50 protesters out of the road and safely remove a mannequin labeled "Capitalism" from a coffin doused with fuel.
  • Cops Attack Funeral for Capitalism, Partygoers Stage Successful Defense

    11/30/2008 3:51:09 AM PST · by NavVet · 13 replies · 1,171+ views
    Anarchist News dot org ^ | 11/25/2008 | infoshop
    The police in our town used to be fairly hands off when it came to protests, a part of the general liberal façade of Chapel Hill. So we had hoped to occupy that intersection for as long as possible, as has usually been possible in the past. We still, after all, had to smash the money piñata, read out the public death sentence for capitalism, and draw and quarter the capitalist effigy. But the effigy was to remain intact, as the pig with no further warning stopped his car, got out, and charged those of us in the back pushing...
  • A Charge We Can Believe In:Campaign Sign Delivers Shocking Message

    10/29/2008 7:41:50 PM PDT · by crymeariver · 60 replies · 3,626+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | October 29, 2008 | Jay Price
    CHAPEL HILL — After Shawn Turschak saw two sets of McCain-Palin campaign signs disappear from his yard within hours of being planted, he took some unconventional steps to protect the latest pair.
  • N.C. Says It Erred On Probation 2 murder suspects way under the radar (government barf alert)

    04/03/2008 2:12:29 PM PDT · by khnyny · 14 replies · 95+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 2, 2008 | Mike Baker
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A probation officer assigned to a teenager now charged with killing the University of North Carolina's student body president was handling 127 cases without training, state corrections officials said Wednesday. A state investigation also found that 17-year-old Laurence Lovette never met with probation officer Chalita Thomas. The probation cases of the other suspect in the killing, Demario Atwater, were handled by 10 different officers. "This is a dark cloud over our agency," said Robert Lee Guy, director of the state Division of Community Corrections. Guy said no one has been fired but three senior probation and parole...
  • Police Release New Photos in UNC Student Slaying

    03/10/2008 4:56:08 PM PDT · by krb · 39 replies · 1,571+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | 10 March 2008 | WRAL
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — Chapel Hill police Monday evening released two new photographs of a man they want to talk to about the shooting death of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Body President Eve Carson. The photos show a black man attempting to use Carson’s debit card at an automated-teller machine in a local convenience store, Chapel Hill Police Chief Brian Curran said. He did not specify when or where the pictures were taken, in order to protect the investigation. "The photos depict a male going into an area convenience store," Curran said. That man was the...
  • Police release photos in Carson murder case

    03/08/2008 2:07:54 PM PST · by wolfpat · 129 replies · 4,840+ views
    WTVD ^ | Saturday, March 08, 2008 | Anthony Wilson (WTVD)
    CHAPEL HILL -- Police released photos of a person who may be a suspect in the murder of UNC student Eve Carson. Chapel Hill police have two surveillance photos of a possible suspect, someone Chief Brian Curran called "a person of interest" during a Saturday morning press conference about the Carson murder investigation. That person is wanted for questioning, after attempting to use Carson's ATM card. He is pictured wearing a baseball cap with a star on it.
  • Police: University of North Carolina Coed's Killing May Have Been Gang-Related

    03/10/2008 11:44:45 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 56 replies · 3,220+ views
    Fox News & AP | 3/10/08 | Marianne Silber
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The murder of the popular student body president at the University of North Carolina may have been gang related, police told FOX News on Monday. Eve Carson, 22, was shot dead last week in an upscale residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill, N.C., where the elite school's main campus is located. Chapel Hill police believe Carson's killing may have a link to the Hoover Crips gang because of a retro Houston Astros baseball cap worn by a man caught on camera allegedly trying to use Carson's ATM card. The hats, which have an "H" emblem, are sometimes...
  • Action Alert: Chapel Hill NC Recruiting Station Vandalism Threat 11/15

    11/13/2007 8:40:17 AM PST · by gtoast99 · 33 replies · 511+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | Orange Co. NC GoE Coordinator
    UNC Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is sponsering a protest march from "the pit" on campus to the local Chapel Hill Recruiting Center, downtown. They promise it will end in "creative action" at the recruiting center. SDS pagePrevious "creative action" has resulted in three paint vandalism attacks on military facilities in Chapel Hill in the last year, once at the ROTC office and twice on this very recruiting station. ROTC attack pics recruiting station attackFurthermore, the rally is organized by Kosta Harlan, notable for his article "The Iraqi Resistance is Just, and Should be Supported" in which he brags...
  • GATHERING OF EAGLES at UNC-CHAPEL HILL, 4/28/07 – "Being a Conservative on This Campus Ain't Easy!"

    05/03/2007 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 76 replies · 3,285+ views
    May 3, 2007 | Albion Wilde
    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL, April 28, 2007— Veterans and troop supporters turned out for a troop support rally in the heart of a typically liberal/leftie campus under the Gathering of Eagles banner this past Saturday afternoon. Like most top-tier universities, UNC-CH has its generous share of Marx-spouting faculty spawned in the 60s, their anti-war sentiments misapplied to the current locus of the War on Terror, the insurgency in Iraq. Gathering of Eagles volunteers set up the stage in front of the Wilson Library building in Polk Place, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. The DC Chapter of loaned two...
  • Audit: UNC worker was using false Social Security number

    04/26/2007 11:41:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 705+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 26 April 2007 | Dan Kane and Barbara Barrett
    A state audit released this week found that a 30-year "higher-level" employee at UNC-Chapel Hill had been providing the Social Security number of a dead person to university officials for identification purposes. Chris Mears, a spokesman for the State Auditor's Office, said the office is prohibited from identifying the employee, who retired earlier this month. But he said the employee was a "higher-level" employee who had worked there a little over 30 years. Mears said the employee was not a faculty member. UNC-CH officials said they could not identify the former employee or comment further because it is a personnel...
  • UNC-Chapel Hill to Host Pro-America Rally with GOE

    04/04/2007 1:45:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 41 replies · 2,547+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | April 03rd, 2007 | Gathering of Eagles
    The Gathering of Eagles together with the Conservative Women’s Voice of UNC-Chapel Hill is proud to announce a pro-America event! UNC and GOE will unite and Support our Troops, Support their mission, and Support the United States of America! This event is NOT a counter-protest. This is our time to make our voices heard! This is our time to speak out, and let the world know that we are PROUD to be Americans, that we are PROUD of our military, that we are PROUD to live in the Land of the Free because of the Brave! What the GOE along...
  • Six anti-war protester arrested at congressman's office(Ha!)

    02/16/2007 8:33:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 694+ views
    WCNC ^ | Associated Press
    Six college students were arrested Friday during an anti-war protest at the local office of a congressman. The students sat inside the Chapel Hill office of Democratic U.S. Rep. David Price, demanding to speak with Price over the phone. The protesters want Price to vote to cutoff funding for the war in Iraq. When they refused to leave, Chapel Hill police carried the students out of the office and charged each one with trespassing. Five are students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while the sixth student attends North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Price, a former...
  • Protests, vandalism greet (US Miltary) recruiting center's opening (Chapel Hill, NC)

    12/22/2006 3:14:45 PM PST · by cf_river_rat · 47 replies · 1,061+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | 12/16/2006 | Meiling Arounnarath
    CHAPEL HILL - ******CORRECTIONA story Saturday on Page 1B misstated the number of people arrested Friday at the new Army recruiting station in Chapel Hill. Three people were charged with second-degree trespassing.******Police charged five protesters on Friday during the second demonstration in a month outside the new Army recruiting station."We thought it was important to not have this recruiting station open quietly," said Emily McFarlane, a UNC-Chapel Hill junior who helped organize the protest at the Army Career Center, 1502 E. Franklin St.About 30 protesters -- members of Students for a Democratic Society, The Raging Grannies and others -- held...
  • UNC attacker: 'I aimed to exact casualties' (Mohammed Atta one of my role models)

    05/13/2006 4:17:44 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,631+ views ^ | 5 12 06 | Observer Staff
    CHAPEL HILL - A man charged with trying to kill students at the University of North Carolina by driving through a popular campus gathering spot says in a series of letters he does not deserve punishment. He also talks about his youth in Charlotte, referring at one point to a school fight he said he started at Myers Park Traditional Elementary School. And he refers to Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, aqs "one of my role models." Mohammed Taheri-azar is accused of driving a Jeep Cherokee into a crowd of students gathered at...
  • Council backs impeachment of Bush

    05/09/2006 12:18:48 PM PDT · by mykdsmom · 55 replies · 1,583+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | May 8, 2006 10:29 pm | ROB SHAPARD
    CHAPEL HILL -- The Town Council unanimously backed a call Monday for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, in a meeting in which it managed to touch on politics, panhandling and downtown parking. The council also heard that feelings were somewhat divided about a possible "neighborhood conservation district" for Coker Hills. On the political front, the council voted 8-0 in favor of a call for impeaching President Bush, reacting to a petition from the Elders for Peace group from the Carol Woods retirement community in Chapel Hill. The council members, all registered Democrats, passed the resolution without comment. "The...
  • Shootings bring chaotic end to street festival (Chapel Hill's Altamont Moment)

    04/24/2006 1:08:33 AM PDT · by LK44-40 · 35 replies · 1,152+ views
    News and Observer ^ | April 24, 2006 | J. Andrew Curliss, David Bracken and Lisa Hoppenjans, Staff Writers
    CHAPEL HILL - Apple Chill, Chapel Hill's annual street festival celebrating arts, crafts and entertainment, came to a violent and chaotic end Sunday evening as three people were shot despite a heavy police presence at the event. Chapel Hill Police Chief Gregg Jarvies said two victims were shot in front of the Caribou Coffee store at 110 W. Franklin St. about 8:45 p.m. One victim had a bullet graze to the head and was shot in the chest. The other victim was shot in the back. Both were taken to UNC Hospitals. Their names and medical conditions were not available...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Code of unmentionables

    03/13/2006 5:35:59 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies · 1,208+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 13 March 2006 | Mark Steyn
    This week's Voldemort Award goes to the New York Times for its account of a curious case of road rage in North Carolina: "The man charged with nine counts of attempted murder for driving a Jeep through a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last Friday told the police that he deliberately rented a four-wheel-drive vehicle so he could 'run over things and keep going.' " The driver in question was Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar. Whoa, don't jump to conclusions, the Times certainly didn't. As the report continued: "According to statements taken by the police, Mr. Taheri-azar,...
  • Students To Protest UNC's Reluctance To Label Pit Incident Terrorism

    03/06/2006 6:19:28 AM PST · by mathprof · 43 replies · 1,798+ views ^ | 3/6/06
    Protests are planned for Monday in the same area of campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where, authorities said, a former student plowed a sport utility vehicle into nine people Friday afternoon. The College Republicans, Americans for an Informed Democracy and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies are sponsoring the event, scheduled for 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday in "The Pit," a central area of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Police said Mohammad Taheri-azar, a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, admits he acted to "avenge...
  • Iran native faces charges in campus hit-run case

    03/04/2006 3:05:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 32 replies · 789+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/4/06 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A recent University of North Carolina graduate faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly drove a sport utility vehicle through a popular campus gathering spot Friday, clipping and scattering startled bystanders. No one was seriously hurt. Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, who graduated in December after studying psychology and philosophy, was in the custody of campus police. They intended to charge him with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, said police Capt. George Hare. Taheri-azar called police to surrender and then awaited officers on a street two miles from the campus,...
  • FBI probes SUV incident that injured 6 (Muslim Love Alert)

    03/04/2006 5:33:44 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies · 1,099+ views
    seattlepi ^ | 3/4/06 | Dalesio
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The FBI has joined the investigation of a recent college graduate who faces attempted murder charges for allegedly injuring bystanders after driving a sport utility vehicle through a popular campus gathering spot. No one was seriously hurt in the incident at the University of North Carolina on Friday. The FBI joined the case because 22-year-old Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a native of Iran, "allegedly made statements that he acted to avenge the American treatment of Muslims," said agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington. "The ongoing investigation will work to confirm this." Taheri-azar, who graduated in...
  • Religious Terrorism Strikes Chapel Hill

    03/04/2006 7:06:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 59 replies · 4,532+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/3/2006 | Jillian Bandes
    Religious Terrorism Strikes Chapel Hill by Jillian BandesPosted Mar 04, 2006 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- With backpacks as physical shields, University of North Carolina students are now called to defend themselves against religious terrorism while they walk the halls of their school. Earlier today, just before high noon, Mohammed Reza Taheriazar, 22, bulldozed the center of UNC's main campus with a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee -- the biggest SUV he could find -- in order to retaliate against treatment of Muslims around the world, he said.   Taheriazar, a recent graduate, sent six to the hospital with injuries and hit three...

    03/03/2006 9:04:05 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 170 replies · 3,653+ views ^ | March 03, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    A JIHADIST IN NORTH CAROLINA By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 03, 2006 08:29 PM Mohammed Reza Taheriazar, lone jihadist New details from ABC 11 in Raleigh, N.C., about the Muslim man who plowed into students on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus today: The driver of an SUV that plowed into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday told police it was retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, according to ABC News. It happened around noon Friday in front of Lenoir Hall on the campus, in a common area known as the Pit. Paramedics took six people...
  • 9 injured by SUV at UNC-Chapel Hill

    03/03/2006 6:14:40 PM PST · by Stayfree · 63 replies · 4,099+ views
    News14 Carolina ^ | March 3, 2006 | Associated Press
    9:14 pm x43 9 injured by SUV at UNC-Chapel Hill Updated: 3/3/2006 7:32 PM By: Associated Press WATCH THE VIDEO More Information UNC Hit-and-Run The driver of an SUV that sped through the UNC-CH campus, hitting several people, allegedly planned the attack as retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A recent University of North Carolina graduate faces attempted murder charges after a sport utility vehicle raced through a popular campus gathering spot Friday, hurting nine people and scattering startled bystanders. Six people -- five students and a visiting scholar -- were treated at...
  • Student Dies in UNC Dorm Accident

    02/24/2006 11:43:14 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 975+ views
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Two students "horsing around" in a college dormitory crashed through a third-floor window early Friday and fell to the concrete below in an apparent accident that killed one and critically injured the other, school officials said. Investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved but were still trying to determine exactly what happened, said University of North Carolina spokeswoman Lisa Katz. The two student were "just running, horsing around, playing," Katz said. They went through a window at the end of a hallway in Stacy Residence Hall shortly after midnight, and both landed on a concrete...
  • Navajo life, or just pale-faced lie?

    01/27/2006 2:55:59 AM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1,476+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 1/27/06 | Craig Jarvis
    Former Chapel Hill author Nasdijj won national acclaim writing memoirs about his brutal childhood as a Navajo Indian in the Southwest and as a father to two adopted sons who died of AIDS and fetal alcohol syndrome. In truth, he was Timothy P. Barrus, a man of Scandinavian descent who grew up in a solidly middle-class neighborhood of Lansing, Mich., and had a career writing gay pornography, according to public records and several people who know Barrus. The likelihood that Barrus had fabricated his past -- and parlayed the fiction into three successful nonfiction books -- was first raised Wednesday...
  • Town decries the war in Iraq

    10/25/2005 7:14:12 PM PDT · by NCjim · 64 replies · 1,063+ views
    Raleigh News & Disturber ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | MATT DEES
    CHAPEL HILL -- The Town Council passed not one but two resolutions Monday night condemning the war in Iraq and calling for its immediate end. Council members seized the opportunity to express their unanimous disapproval of the war, which they blame for depleting resources that could go to local governments. It's nothing new for the governing body of this left-leaning college town. The council passed a pre-emptive resolution against the Iraq war in February 2003, a month before the invasion. There was no vocal opposition to the petitions at Monday's meeting, but a local Republican reached at home afterward for...
  • Chapel Hill North Carolina Code Pink Fundraiser After Action Report. "We rained on their parade".

    09/16/2005 9:22:13 PM PDT · by Zunt Toad · 69 replies · 2,719+ views
    A just got off the phone with a good friend from the Old North State (NC) Chapter of FRee Republic who joined a small group in FReeping a "Peace" Fundraiser organized by the usual characters. As the NC FReepers are driving to their homes, they asked if I could start the thread for them. ------------------ Here is some background information from another thread (link above) Benjamin speaker for fundraiser [Code Pink's Medea Benjamin] North Carolina, Sept 16 ^ | Sept. 1, 2005 Posted on 09/03/2005 10:20:07 PM PDT by Albion Wilde CARRBORO -- Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink...
  • Pittsburgh, Chapel Hill activists join worldwide anti-car network

    07/11/2005 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 49 replies · 742+ views
    AP ^ | 7/11/05 | Joe Mandak
    When the United States refused to ratify an international treaty that would impose limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases, four twentysomething Pittsburghers decided to take action. They formed Car Free Pittsburgh which, for now, promotes walking, bicycling and public transportation. The group is part of the World Carfree Network, a loose-knit coalition of more than 40 groups dedicated to eradicating cars, which they say hurt the environment, the economy and society. The car-free movement is growing in the U.S., although more slowly than in other countries. An estimated 100 million people participate in International Car Free Day...
  • Campuses and Crawlspaces

    12/16/2004 5:02:41 PM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 4 replies · 196+ views
    SimplySwagger ^ | 12/15/2004 | BobLee Swagger
    Campuses and Crawlspaces ... where all manner of creepycrawlies live. With the tendency, post Nov 2, to assign red or blue colors to every segment of American society, no locale is more universally “blue” than the college campus. If you find an admitted Conservative on a college campus you can bet he’s either attending a football game or repairing a faulty Xerox machine. BobLee takes some comfort in this territorial absolute. Here in North Carolina, we are almost solidly red. You are probably thinking that John Edwards likely carried his home precinct. Heck no, John’s home precinct went 80% Red....
  • Chapel Hill(NC)Moves Forward With Plans To Recognize Gay Marriages

    04/15/2004 10:06:29 AM PDT · by mtbrandon49 · 31 replies · 288+ views
    Wral TV5 ^ | 4/15/2004 | WRAL
    Chapel Hill(NC)Moves Forward With Plans To Recognize Gay MarriagesCHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask state lawmakers to repeal the Defense of Marriage act. That means the town council is moving forward with its plan to recognize gay marriages, even though North Carolina does not under the act.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Students Discuss Criticized Summer Reading Choice

    08/26/2003 10:12:19 AM PDT · by mtbrandon49 · 8 replies · 260+ views
    Eyewitness News 11 ^ | 8/26/2003 | AP
    Thousands of freshmen and transfer students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussed a summer reading book on the tough lives of Americans working low-wage jobs. The campus' 3,500 new students talked Monday about "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," a best seller by Barbara Ehrenreich. A leftist social critic, Ehrenreich wrote about her experiences working at jobs including a Wal-Mart store and for a maid service.
  • Campus Conservatives Demand Real Diversity

    08/18/2003 11:23:47 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 254+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2003 | By Jane Stancill
    Campus Conservatives Demand Real DiversityBy Jane | August 18, 2003 Conservative students who unleashed the protest against UNC-Chapel Hill's reading program will sit down today with Chancellor James Moeser, but they won't be debating "Nickel and Dimed." The students, who earlier this year formed a group called the Committee for a Better Carolina, have a broader agenda. They say conservative students are uncomfortable and intimidated on a campus that is overwhelmingly liberal, and they want the university to commit to big changes. First, they will ask Moeser to include political affiliation and ideology in the university's official nondiscrimination policy....
  • The Anti-Christ of North Carolina (Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickle and Dimed)

    08/05/2003 9:56:09 AM PDT · by theoverseer · 8 replies · 415+ views
    August 4, 2003 | Barbara Ehrenreich
    When I was in Scandinavia last spring promoting "Nickel and Dimed," interviewers kept asking me to tell them about the "debate" my book had provoked in the United States. I had to confess that it had provoked no debate at all, at least none that I had heard of. In fact, when my book was adopted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a reading for all incoming students in 2003, the administration expressed its conviction that it was a "relatively tame selection," at least compared to last year's choice – a collection of readings from the...
  • Fears Grow in North Carolina, 2 more fall ill

    06/13/2003 5:16:50 AM PDT · by jacquej · 129 replies · 327+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | June 13, 2003 | Tim Harper
    Toronto's most notorious export, may have spread in this tightly knit university town. With one confirmed case of SARS in its midst, employees at a University of North Carolina support building learned yesterday two more of their colleagues are in isolation and suffering from respiratory illness. The news heightened anxiety among the town's residents. "We are very highly concerned," North Carolina state epidemiologist Dr. Jeffrey Engel said in an interview. "That concern will last until we can determine whether there have been secondary infections in this case." Pete Reinhardt, director of health and safety at UNC, said the two show...
  • The campus crusade against Christ (revisited)

    06/05/2003 1:27:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 281+ views ^ | 6/05/03 | Mike S. Adams
    I would urge everyone reading this column, whether they are a Christian, a conservative, or simply a firm believer in our constitutional democracy to do two things without delay. First, read every word of this editorial carefully. Second, take the time to e-mail Chancellor James Moeser ( demanding appropriate personnel changes necessary to end the unconstitutional assault on religious organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.I first wrote about the issue of anti-Christian bigotry on college campuses last July in an editorial entitled "The Campus Crusade Against Christ." The editorial attempted to draw attention to the hypocrisy...
  • Quran lawsuit not resolved (UNC Quran reading lawsuit update)

    11/24/2002 6:05:31 AM PST · by jern · 11 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET | Eric Ferreri
    By Eric Ferreri : The Herald-Sun Nov 23, 2002 : 10:20 pm ET CHAPEL HILL -- Three months have passed since the cameras left, since the correspondents from CNN and MTV and the rest filed their stories about the triumph of academic freedom at Carolina, since the summer reading program controversy seemed to die down. Yet one matter remains unresolved, one last thorn in the university’s side. The lawsuit that sparked so much of this summer’s turmoil has been amended and still sits quietly in federal court in Greensboro, awaiting the attention of a judge. While many at UNC...