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Several N.C. representatives
complained the redistricting
plan formed voting districts
on the basis of racial lines.
By Mike Gorman
RALEIGH - The N.C. House gave
tentative approval to a controversial redis
tricting plan Tuesday in a near party-line
vote after about a month of debate.
The bill, which passed 62-57, was
sponsored by Rep. Ronnie Sutton, D-
Robeson, co-chairman of the House
Legislative Redistricting Committee.
The Democrats have a small majori
ty in the House, holding 62 seats to the
58 seats held by Republicans.
The plan, which will be voted on
again by the House today, will shape
the makeup of the N.C. House for the
next 10 years.
The plan passed Tuesday is a revised
version of Sutton’s original plan, which
the House has been considering since
early this month.
Rep. Charles Buchanan, R-Mitchell,
was the only Republican to deviate
from party lines, joining 61 Democrats
in voting for the bill.
But some Republicans and
Democrats still say they are displeased
with how the plan addresses minority
Sutton said the new plan fixes areas
with unbalanced voter influence and
better represents the population shift in
North Carolina over the last 10 years.
The population in the Triangle and
the Triad boomed during the past
decade, while it declined in rural areas.
Wake County, which has grown
rapidly in the last 10 years, will gain two
seats, bringing its total to 12.
Mecklenburg County, which includes
Charlotte, also gained two seats, giving
it 13 in all. Charlotte traditionally has
“Several districts were reshaped to
make them look a little bit better,”
Sutton said. “I think that in most cases
the switch benefitted the Republicans.”
The new plan will establish 120
member seats in the House, with each
member representing roughly 67,000
Sutton’s plan oudines 113 districts -
107 single-member districts, five two
member districts and one three-mem
ber district. There are 98 districts in the
According to the plan, representation
in some current two-member districts
will be changed to single-member dis
tricts. Many of these new districts will
be divided along lines that will group
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Durham Murders May Be Connected
By Lizzie Breyer
Durham police identified similarities
Tuesday between two recent murders
and are investigating possible connec
tions between both victims.
“We have not drawn a link, but we
have discovered some similarities,” said
Lt. Ed Sarvis, spokesman for the
Durham Police Department. “Both vic
tims were roughly the same age, both
the same race, both are known homo
sexuals, and both frequented chat rooms
on the Internet.”
As the investigation progresses, offi
cials are warning local Internet chat room
users to exercise extra caution online.
The two victims, Michael Robert
Neice, 30, and John Randall Cash, 31,
were both residents of Durham.
According to reports, Neice’s body was
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Bush: White House Free of Anthrax
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The nation’s
anthrax scare hit the White House on
Tuesday with the
discovery of a
tion of spores at
an offsite mail
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ter. “We’re working hard at finding out
who’s doing this,” President Bush said as
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The Sept. 11 attacks have changed many Americans' perspectives on the world and on society at home. Polls taken since the
attacks have shown increased concern about military, defense and foreign policy and steady support of U.S. retaliation efforts.
Americans Still Support War
By Michael Davis
For most Americans it was only a matter of
Many see the military strikes on Afghanistan
as an inevitable response to the Sept. 11 terror
ist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and
The mainstream American response, from
the halls of the U.S. Capitol to the lunch coun
ters in Midwestern farmlands, has been a call to
arms to rid the world of such threats.
Many Americans wanted a swift military
response, and that is what they have received.
But the far-reaching implications the attacks
discovered Sept. 24 at 6205 Farrington
Rd., Apt E-13, in Durham at 12:14 a.m.
Reports state that the apparent cause
of death was stab wounds and that there
was no sign of forced entry.
Reports state that Cash’s body was dis
covered at 4:45 p.m. Sunday in his apart
ment at 4900 North Roxboro Road in
Durham. According to reports, the cause
of death is undetermined, but the death is
being investigated as a homicide.
Although police have not yet drawn a
direct connection between the minders
and the gay community or Internet chat
rooms, members of UNC’s lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender community are
concerned about possible threats to IXJBT
individuals in Chapel Hill.
Glenn Grossman, president of the
Carolina Alternative Meetings of
Professional and Graduate Students,
said he is concerned about possible
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bioterrorism claimed fresh victims along
the East Coast
Bush said the executive mansion was
safe -and twice said “I don’t have
anthrax” - despite the discovery of
spores on a machine at the mail site a few
miles from the White House. Spokesman
Ari Fleischer said all employees at the
site as well as mailroom workers in the
White House itself were being “swabbed
and tested” for the disease.
The startling disclosure capped a rapid
will have on American
society remain to be seen.
A recent Gallup Poll
found nine out of 10
Americans support the
recent strikes on
Afghanistan, which are
now in their third week.
Eighty percent of those
polled support the use of
Polls also show that American concerns
about military, defense and foreign policy
issues have risen significantly since the attacks.
The military began satisfying the public’s cry
for action through a series of strikes against
threats to UNC students who use chat
rooms to meet other LGBT students.
He said the Internet is particularly
important for LGBT students because
they often have trouble meeting each
other. “It is important to remember what
the Internet means to the gay population,”
Grossman said. “There are no other safe
opportunities that are institutionalized, and
gay students have the need to socialize.”
Grossman said he has been speaking
with Melinda Manning, assistant dean of
students, and with Department of Public
Safety officials to ’develop strategies for
warning LGBT students about the possi
ble risks associated with using chat rooms.
Grossman also said he is organizing a
meeting tonight for all campus LGBT
groups to come together and discuss the
Manning said she hopes to warn all stu
dents - not just those in the LGBT com
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ly unfolding series of events in which offi
cials announced additional confirmed and
suspected cases of inhalation anthrax, and
the administration pledged a more aggres
sive testing and treatment program if
additional tainted letters are discovered.
Before the current outbreak, “We had
had no cases of inhalation anthrax in a
mail sorting facility,” said Jeffrey
Koplan, head of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. “There was no
reason to think this was a possibility.”
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Although early evidence exists that the pub
lic is ready for a long campaign, no one knows
how long the American public will be willing to
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munity -of the proper precautions to take
when meeting someone in person after
having an Internet conversation. “I’m not
saying that students should not talk in chat
rooms, but if they decide to meet someone
they talked to on the Internet, they should
meet in a public place,” she said.
Sarvis also stressed caution when meet
ing someone from a chat room for the first
“One of the big pieces of advice we
give is to realize you don’t really know
anything about the person - it’s just some
one you have had a typed conversation
with,” he said.
“You never know who you’re dealing
Paige Ammons and Rachel Clarke
contributed to this story.
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For his part, Health and Human
Services Secretary Tommy Thompson
pushed Bayer Corp. to lower its price for
Cipro, a front-line anti-anthrax drug.
And overseas, the State Department
issued a worldwide alert warning U.S. cit
izens to be mindful of the risk of anthrax
or other biological or chemical agents.
Six weeks after terrorists killed thou
sands in Washington, D.C., and New
York, administration officials drew a
rhetorical connection to the outbreak of
A recent Gallup Poll reports that 86 percent
of Americans believe the news media have
acted responsibly since the Sept. 11 attacks.
By Allison Lewis
As the World Trade Center collapsed before their eyes,
many journalists found it challenging to maintain their objec
tivity during one of the darkest moments in American history.
Though called to be loyal, patriotic Americans, reporters
sometimes had to pick through disturbing information.
NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CBS’s Dan Rather - two icons of
American journalism - both have displayed emotional
response to the attacks and their aftermath on the air.
As the days wore on, the television screens were covered
with patriotic symbols and the media’s attention turned toward
Afghanistan -a country with little Western media presence.
Now the media must focus not only on covering one of the
biggest tragedies in American history but providing fair cover
age from a section of the world often inhospitable to a free press.
Striking a Balance
The media’s attempts to maintain an aura of objectivity sur
faced soon after the attacks.
ABC News asked its on-air reporters not to wear American
flag pins. Some networks asked (hat suspects in the attacks not
simply be referred to as “terrorists” but as “alleged terrorists."
James Carey, a professor of international journalism at
Columbia University, said balancing patriotism and journal
istic responsibility can be difficult during a crisis. “There is a
point where the norms of citizenship end and the lines of pro
fessional reporting begin,” Carey said.
A recent Gallup Poll reported that 86 percent of the
American population believes the news media has acted
responsibly in the weeks since the attacks.
Despite strong approval for media organizations’ coverage
of both the terrorist attacks and the impending conflict, crit
ics have argued that some papers have been insensitive.
The New York Times received criticism for publishing an
image on Sept. 12 of a man diving head-first from the burning
World Trade Center.
Even as the media have drawn some criticism for lacking
sensitivity, an overwhelming red, white and blue theme has
appeared throughout television news programs.
Each news network gave the conflict a different catchline -
CNN titled its coverage “America’s New War.” Many net-
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Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban
government, believed to be
supporting Osama bin
Laden, the alleged master
mind of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Political leaders have
called for expansive changes
in military policy, vastly
altering Bush’s foreign agen
da, which has been viewed
by many as isolationist.
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anthrax. The FBI released the text of
three anthrax-tainted letters - each of
them dated Sept 11, the date that hijack
ers flew planes into the World Trade
Center in New York and the Pentagon.
Bush believes the spread of anthrax “is
another example of how this is a two-front
war: that there are people who would seek
to do evil to this country; that there are
people who mean us harm,” Fleischer
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