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Stumbling down the road less traveled
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Almost 30 Vermont teens who broke into Robert Frosts former summer
home for a parts will be forced to attend classes about Frost’s poetry’ as
part of their punishment. Call it poetic justice.
. Fifty people attended the parts; which turned destructive after a chair
was broken and throsvn into a fireplace. When the dust settled, more than SIO,OOO
in damage had been caused to the home.
“1 guess I was thinking that if these teens had a better understanding of who
Robert Frost was. and his contribution to our society, that they would be more
respectful of other people’s property in the future and would also learn something
from the experience," Addison Counts - States Attorney John Quinn said.
NOTED. Proving once and for all that clothes
make the man. scientists in Washington. D.C..
have proven that coloring birds' wings with
black magic markers ups their appeal to females
in the wild.
This increase in mating leads to increased tes
tosterone. which then leads to weight loss and an
increase in self-confidence. In many cases the
changes occurred in less than one week.
Several volunteer groups and
Durham Stormwater Sen/ices will
speak about water quality prob
lems in Triangle waterways as part
of the “State of Our Waterways"
presentation. For more information
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Durham Department of
Solid Waste Building, 1833 Camden
Stand-up night DSI Comedy
Theater is presenting six to eight
stand-up comics every Thursday to
entertain the audience with short
sets. Tickets are SlO for the public
and S8 for students.
Time 8 p.m.
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Wine tasting: A Southern Season is
holding a wine tasting featuring five
of June's bestselling wines. There is a
cost of SlO per person. Call 929-7133
for more information.
Time 5 p.m.
QUOTED. “She was vers neat and clean."
Hiroki Itakura. Tokyo police officer, upon
the discovery of a homeless woman who had
been living in the closet of a Tokyo home with
out being detected. .
According to MSNBC, the woman brought a
mattress into the closet and even took showers
when the homeowners were away. Missing food
prompted the homeow-ners to call police.
Location: A Southern Season,
Youth fishing rodeo: Children
ages 3to 15 are invited to a fish
ing rodeo by Orange County's three
parks and recreation departments
and the 4-H Club. Some fishing
poles, bait and equipment will be
provided, and there will be a free
hotdog lunch. Call 245-2660 for
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Strayhom's Pond on New
Hope Church Road
Concert . The Arts Center is holding
a Pieta Brown concert. In her bare
bones Bohemian upbringing in lowa,
Pieta was exposed to folk music
through her father, two-time Grammy
are Sl7 for the public and SI 5 for
members. Call 929-2787 for more
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Arts Center, 300-G E.
Main St., Carrboro
Jazz brunch: Enjoy jazz, Celtic, blues,
percussion and more music while
enjoying hot coffee and fresh baked
goods at Weaver Street Market in
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Weaver Street Market,
Family program: The N.C. Botanical
Garden will hold a family environmen
tal program called “The Secret Life of
Turtles ’ Families can learn about what
species of turtles are found in the
Triangle and which are endangered
Live turtles will also be on hand.
Tickets are 522 per family or SlO per
individual. Call 962-0522 for more
Time. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: N.C. Botanical Garden,
Fordham Boulevard and Old Mason
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are focus of new bill
BY DEVIN ROONEY
STATE & NATIONAL EDITOR
Illegal immigrants in North
Carolina could soon sec a clear
er path to higher education if a
new bill passes the N.C. General
N.C. representatives have pro
posed a bill that prohibits the UNC
svstem and the N.C. Community
College System from considering
immigration status in the admis
N.C. Representatives Rick
Glazier, D-Cumberland, Pricey
Harrison, D-Guilford. Dan Blue,
D-Wake, and Paul Luebke, D-
Durham, are all primary sponsors
of the bill.
Audrey Bailey, spokeswoman
for the N.C. Community College
System, said the recent controver
sial policy disallowing illegal immi
grants from acceptance into degree
programs was made at the behest
of legal advice bv the N.C. Attorney
General s Office.
Bailey said if the bill passes and
is signed into law, the community
college system would once again
accept illegal immigrants but
charge them out-of-state tuition.
“All we want to do is educate as
many people as we legally can," she
“We follow the law, if the legisla
ture changes then we will change."
Harrison said she decided to
sponsor the bill because she was
not happy w ith the policy set by.
College System president. The
policy was instituted May 13.
"I was pretty upset with the
(N.C.) Attorney General and with
the Community College president
for instituting that policy."
Harrison added that she had
previously sponsored a bill to guar
antee illegal immigrants in-state
tuition, which she said was greeted
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“The problem is
the law regarding
very vague. It needs
to be clarified ”
AUDREY BAILY, ncccs spokeswoman
with “ugliness and venom."
“1 was expecting it to be like that
with this bill," she said.
But she said she was surprised
because the responses she’s
received to the latest bill have been
Luebke said that he sponsored
the bill because he believes educat
ing illegal immigrants empowers
them to give back to the state.
“It only makes sense to allow
those who are wanting an educa
tion. and who are bilingual, who
have much to contribute to mul
ticultural North Carolina to get a
He added that because ille
gal immigrants pay out-of-state
tuition, the state actually makes a
profit when they take classes.
Bailey said the community college
system is only trying to stop short of
being a law-making body. She added
that the federal laws don't provide
much guidance on the issue.
“The problem is the law regard
ing immigration is very vague. It
needs to be clarified: it needs to be
rewritten. It needs to have strict
guidelines, it doesn’t," she said.
‘lt is frustrating but we don't set
tmMTCvvponcyUneyasked the N.C.
Attorney General to provide federal
clarification from the Department
of Homeland Security. They are still
waiting for clarification.
"A letter has been sent," she
said. “We have to wait. We are very
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