I am interested in comments from anyone who attended the "listening sessions" this week sponsored by the Mayor Foy's Mental Health Task Force. The sessions were on Tues. and Weds. evening. I got to the Tues. session too late to get a sense of where the Task Force is heading.
I think many people are aware of the problems facing the public mental health system in Orange County and elsewhere. I am interested in what the Task Force intends to accomplish. I hope someone who attended will comment.
you know that the first civil rights "freedom ride" took place in 1947,
fourteen years before the 1961 riders captured the nation's attention
by exposing the brutality of Jim Crow in the South? The Journey of Reconciliation
was organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which was born
at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), and was led by FOR staff members Bayard Rustin and George
The interracial group of nine men on the Journey of Reconciliation
set out from Washington, D.C. on April 9th, 1947. They met some
resistance from passengers and drivers on buses in Virginia and North
Carolina. But when they attempted to sit at the front of a bus in
Chapel Hill on April 12th, the driver refused, and removed some of the
riders by force. They were then attacked by angry cab drivers at the
Chapel Hill bus station, and arrested by local police. Their subsequent
time serving on a chain gang led Rustin to write about the experience.
His serialized journal led to major reforms in the North Carolina
There is another Carolina North Public Input/Information Session tonight, February 19, 2009, at 7PM in the Town Council chamber. There is already a draft of new language for the Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) to cover development on the Carolina North property as well as a draft of a development agreement which would be the basis for the Town of Chapel Hill's oversight of this massive project. Both of these drafts as well as a great deal of other information can be obtained at http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.asp?NID=1821
I ran across the yard sign pictured at left quite a few times as I was driving through central Orange County today, particularly plastered along the strip-mall section of Hillsborough along Churton St between the two interstates. Something tells me these folks aren't interested in "revolting" by lobbying their state representatives to allow us to utilize alternative revenue options. Does anyone have any insight about the story behind the signs? Is this a grassroots effort or is there an existing anti-tax group sponsoring this?
I just heard this announced on WCHL. The Daily Tar Heel web site has the scoop, in spite of being turned out of their office in the Union:
p.m., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15 -- The student union, Davis Library and the
Undergraduate Library were evacuated Sunday night due to a bomb threat.
The Daily Tar Heel office was also evacuated. According to witness
reports, police are informing students to stay away from the Pit.
Police came into Davis Library and told Lindy Beyer, assistant night
supervisor, that there was a "credible threat." She announced over the
intercom that library patrons should evacuate, but did not announce the
bomb threat. Beyers said she can not be sure if the library is empty at
this time. The police are currently sweeping the Pit with dogs. We will
continue to update this story as we get new information.
- Daily Tar Heel: Union, Davis Library evacuated, 2/15/08
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