April 2008

Green Energy Discussion hosted by the Orange-Chatham Sierra Club


Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Chapel Hill Public Library

Biofuels generating more greenhouse gases than fossel fuels according to Time

According to this weeks Time, the Bio-fuel cycle increases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere over fossil fuels and will have a negative impact on world hunger as well. The main points of the article are:

1) The soaring prices of corn, soy beans etc.. and the bio-fuel mandates are causing an acceleration of deforestation of the rain forests in order to grow these crops.

2) The energy required to produce bio-fuels except for sugar cane causes a net increase of CO2.

3) The movement of land usage to bio-fuel production from the production of food will cause hunger to increase.

The following is a pointer to the article:


Good news for you junkies

Better (three months) late than never... we have finally replaced the OP Junkies feature. In fact, it is new and improved compared to the old site which simply e-mailed you as soon a new entry was published. The new feature lets you choose whether to receive the entire post and whether to also be notified of new comments.

To activate this feature, log in to your account at http://orangepolitics.org/user and then click the "My notification settings" tab. Then enable the notifications and set your preferences.

April 4, 1968 - A Significant Date

I just saw a clip on the noon news with former President Bill Clinton reflecting on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day, 40 years ago. ("Clinton remembers King during visit to N.C."). The night of April 4, 1968 and the days that followed are hard to forget.

Improving the Town of Chapel Hill's Website

I just got this today in the Chapel Hill eNews (town email list). Its the details of how a vendor must register to get RFP (Request For Proposal) information about rebuilding the Towns website. Vendors you have two weeks to register.

8. Vendors Wanted for Web Site Redevelopment

The Town of Chapel Hill will be issuing a "Request for Proposals" (RFP) to obtain hosting services and support from qualified firms for the Town's web site redevelopment project. Vendors interested in submitting proposals in response to the Town's RFP must register their intentions via e-mail no later than April 18, 2008.

Election info - under construction

FYI, I am working on adding much more information about the candidates in this year's primary, which is only a month away! The current election info page doesn't even list all of the races, but I hope to add much more - including web sites, maps, etc. In case you see anything that looks funny on OP in the next week or so, it's probably me experimenting and developing this new database of candidate information.

Moses Carey

Experience: Current Member of Orange County Board of Commissioners

Ellie Kinnaird

Experience: Former Mayor of Carrboro

Rally for Moses!

Women for Carey, a group supporting county commissioner and North Carolina Senate candidiate Moses Carey, are holding a “Rally for Moses” on April 13 at the Big Barn in Hillsborough from 4 to 6 p.m.

The event is free to the public and will feature live music by the Baron Tymas Jazz Trio, the St. Paul AME Church Men’s Choir and Billy and Anne Barnes. Recorded music will be provided by Monty Clark of the Doug Clark Hot Nuts Group.

Light refreshments will be served.


Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Big Barn in Hillsborough



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