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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012

Pelissier, Yuhasz hope to keep commission posts
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BY BETH VELLIQUETTE

Bob Weickert, who co-chairs the environmental stewardship committee at his church, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, works as a volunteer in the Carborro Community Garden on Saturday. Anyone in the community is welcome to join in planting the garden.

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‘A faithful response’
BY CHRISTINA HOLDER
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More churches going green, cutting carbon footprint
CHAPEL HILL — Instead of giving up the typical Lenten sacrifices — coffee, soda and spirits — congregants of United Church of Chapel Hill went on a carbon fast several years ago. The 40-day experiment was designed to help congregants think more thoughtfully about how their carbon footprint might press more lightly on the earth. Co-pastors Jill and Richard Edens gave their congregants energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs, passed around ceramic mugs at post-service coffee hour and talked about lifestyle choices that took energy consumption into account. But their efforts are not just about getting on the solar-powered eco-train. They are deeply connected to their faith. “There’s no question that reliance on fossil fuels alone is not going to go away. How do you help people look at the change with hope and not despair?,” Richard Edens said. “I think that’s always the job of leadership and of congregations … it’s a faithful response to God’s calling. It’s always taking us in new direc-

HILLSBOROUGH — Two Orange County Commissioners, Ber nadette Pelissier and Steve Yuhasz, have indicated they plan to run for reelection to their seats on the board. Yuhasz already is facing a challenger for his District 2 seat on the board, and Pelissier said she’s heard rumors that someone might be r unning against her but didn’t know if anyone was planning to file. The filing period begins at noon on Monday and ends at noon on Feb. 29. The primar y is scheduled for May 8, but one-stop voting begins on April 19. The general election is Nov. 6, but if no Republicans file for the race, the election will be decided during the Democratic primary. Renee Price, who is a
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Civil rights photographer to speak at UNC
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BY KAYLEE BAKER

A cabbage grows in the Carborro Community Garden. tions.” Today the message of taking care of the earth as the duty of the faithful continues at United Church of Chapel Hill, where clergy are participating in a national “preach-in” on global warming. Sermonizing about global warming is happening across the countr y this weekend through the “Preach-In on Global Warming,” an event sponsored by Interfaith Power & Light. The outfit is designed to mobilize the faith community

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around renewable energies and to effect change in legislation. Nearly 60 members of the clergy and laity in Nor th Carolina — the second highest par ticipation in the nation — signed up for this weekend’s Preach-In. More than 15 percent of total participation is from the Triangle area. “We are really trying to create a movement from the heart and from our faith
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Stock cars, bootleggers and ‘Bookwatch’

n the Research Triangle, We worried year before college basketball reigns. last when we read reports that But for many North television ratings for NASCAR Carolinians, stock car in the important young racing, the NASCAR men demographic variety, is their passion. (19-34 years old) has Even those of us who declined significantly are not racing fans take — by 29 percent. Even pride in a sport that we though the latest ratings think got its start here reports indicated that and has been a home to the decline has been many of it heroes. D.G. Martin reversed, we still We take pride in wonder if the age of the North Carolina NASCAR might be moonshiners who honed their coming to an end. stock car driving skills by Not likely. Not in our outrunning the revenuers. It is lifetimes. a mythical fascination like we One thing might have to have for the outlaw pirates on change though. It is our idea our coastal waters 300 years ago. SEE STOCK/PAGE 5

NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. stands in 1983 at the Daytona International Speedway, which he built.

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CHAPEL HILL — A large, burning cross blazes against the night sky as a group of white-hooded men march in a line in the background. Under neath, another black-andwhite photograph features thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Jim Wallace memorial to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak about his dream for America. These stark images of a Klan rally and the 1963 March on Washington — and many other unpublished images — appear in “Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964,” a collection of 100 photos of the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill. They were shot by Jim Wallace when he was a photographer at The Daily Tar Heel. Most of the photos featured in the cof feetable book are previously unpublished. In the early 1960s, the small, fourpaged DTH, which was often packed with other newswor thy stories having nothing to do with civil rights, left Wallace with extra photos.
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