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Winds of Change
by Don Lein

It used to be that when athletes were elected to their respective Halls of Fame they would give speeches thanking everyone who helped them along the way and showing great respect for their coaches, teammates, officials and the game that afforded them the opportunity to become great. More...


Voller Endorsement
by Charles "Chuck" Grubb


Remembering Teddy Kennedy
by Rebecca Clay Haynes

When the young Teddy Kennedy campaigned for the Senate in front of our suburban Boston home, my whole family ran out to greet him. More...


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Page 1 - PITTSBORO MAYORAL RACE * The politics of health care - Page 2 - Briefs and Announcements - Page 3 - “A contract was placed on the heads of Chatham chickens” - Page 4 - LifeStory captures experience of a lifetime - Page 5 - Enjoy fall’s fine threads, but beware of snakes - Page 6 - Do your thoughts matter? - Page 7 - Achy backs and core exercise - Page 8 - Tax credits make geothermal heat pumps affordable - Page 9 - Ending obesity requires astute politicians - Page 10 - HEALTH CARE (cont. from p.1) * VOLLER (cont. from p.1) - Page 11 - Chatham OPINION Line - Page 12 - Chatham Comunidad - A Bordo de tren para otono * All aboard for fall * BRIEFS (cont. from p.2)
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Nobel Laureate to deliver climate talk at UNC

F. Sherwood Rowland, who won the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his research on the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Oct. 29-30. Rowland comes to UNC for the Fourth Annual Carolina Climate Change Seminar. He will give a public talk, “Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change,” Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Carroll Hall auditorium, followed by a reception. He will give a technical talk, “The CFC-Ozone Story,” Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building auditorium. Both talks are free.

Rowland’s best-known work is the discovery that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other man-made gasses contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer that protects living organisms from UV solar radiation. These findings, for which he shared the Nobel Prize with Paul Crutzen of The Netherlands and Mario Molina of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, brought about international changes in the chemical industry. CFC-based aerosols have been banned in the United States and other industrialized countries since 1978.

Rowland has been a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine since 1964. The climate change seminar is hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences and supported by the UNC Chancellor’s Office, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute for the Environment and the Department of Marine Sciences.



Community Read 2009 explores our shared racial history

Co-sponsors McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village and the Friends of the Pittsboro Library present a fitting conclusion of this year’s Community Read series - “George Moses Horton: His Chatham Context and Legacy” - a tribute to one of Chatham County’s most fascinating historical figures, slave poet George Moses Horton.

All are invited Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Fearrington Barn in Fearrington Village for an interesting and entertaining program about an exceptional man in Chatham’s history. Free and open to the public.

This multi-faceted program will explore the legacy of slave poet George Moses Horton in education, literacy, and artistic creativity, placing his work in the wider context of African-American history in Chatham County in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Marjorie Hudson will talk on discovering the slave who taught himself to read and became “The Poet Laureate of the Piedmont”. Her presentation will be interspersed with readings of Horton’s poems by local guest readers, adults and teens. Barbara Perry will speak about the history and contributions of the black community in Chatham County in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Exhibits will include paintings by Chatham County artist Jesse Holland and photos of black businesses on Main Street at the turn of the 20th Century.



Pittsboro's First Sunday to raise funds for CORA

First Sunday, October 4, noon- 4 p.m., offers a nice, leisurely wander through the unique shops and galleries of Historic Pittsboro. Wonderful dining at several local eateries, and the chance to browse the offerings of a great mix of artists and craftsfolk.

This will feature the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser for the CORA Food Pantry and Heads Up Riding Program. Wonderful handmade bowls by area artists support this effort. There will be music and demonstrations by area artists.

For an idea of the variety of artists who usually participate, visit www.pittsboroshops.com or call 919.960.5892 for more information.



Tiny glimpse of the 17th Annual Chatham Studio Tour

Several members of the Chatham Artists Guild preview the 2009 Studio Tour at the PAF Gallery with a show of miniature artworks no larger than 12x12 inches. The Peggy A. Fullington Gallery is at the heart of a flourishing community of artist studios, galleries and eateries in down town Siler City. The PAF Gallery, at the NC Arts Incubator, is centrally located at 223 N. Chatham Avenue in the Historic Downtown District of Siler City, a short drive from the Triangle or Triad.

The Chatham Artists Guild is a non-profit organization of regionally and nationally recognized visual artists who live or have their studios in Chatham County. Each year, Guild members open their studios to the public through the Chatham Studio Tour. Visitors travel throughout lovely rural Chatham County to meet artists in their own work spaces, and share their ideas on art and the creative process. The 17th Annual Studio will be held December 5 and 6 and 12 and 13.

The Guild artists featured in the PAF Preview are: Vidabeth Bensen, Anne Bigelow, Anne Bigelow, Shannon Bueker, Salinda Dahl, Martha Danek, Forrest Greenslade, Mark Hewitt, Julia Kennedy, Kathleen Ladd, Roberta Marasca, Gretchen Niver, Lara O’Keefe, Roger Person, Deborah Sanks, Bruce Saunders, Joan Sommers, Annabelle Stein, DL Taylor, Michael Thompson, and Eddie White.



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