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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Jonathan Coburn: Spin-doctor Folt

    Regarding the Oct. 23 news article “Folt: New report shows ‘betrayal’”: UNC Chancellor Carol Folt accurately characterized the Wainstein report findings as an “inexcusable betrayal of our values.” What she failed to mention was her own enthusiastic betrayal...

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    Carolyn D. Davis: Berger wasting time, money

    Regarding the Oct. 22 Under the Dome item “Berger proposes an out on gay weddings”: Senate leader Phil Berger seems to be forgetting that he and the state employees of North Carolina work for all the residents of North Carolina. They are to follow their job descriptions for all residents...

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    William R. Erwin Jr.: Persistence paid off for N&O

    Finally! The truth is out about the academic and athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a graduate degree from our flagship that I revered. Why this extraordinary mess that will long besmirch this school?

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    Mike Hoyt: Simpler values needed at UNC

    After several days of finger-pointing and hand-wringing in the media, Luke DeCock’s Oct. 24 sport column “UNC’s situation reignites a debate” rightly addresses the core issue in the UNC mess: the compatibility of academics and big-time university athletics where winning...

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    Karyn Joyner: Question of admittance at UNC

    Regarding the Oct. 23 news article “Fake-class scheme aided UNC players’ eligibility”: I have read what The N&O reported about the Wainstein report on the UNC athletic scandal. Nowhere in it do I see an attempt to address a major question about the scandal, which is how much...

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    Eric B. Munson: UNC will rise again

    I salute UNC Chancellor Carol Folt for her forthright statement of apology for the behaviors of those she inherited who are now “hunkered down” or long gone.

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    Charles Ritter: Use fracking tool

    Regarding the Oct. 20 news article “Tool found to track fracking fluids”: The tracer can “pinpoint highly diluted remnants of industrial fluids in waterways and other drinking water sources.” It can “identify illegal spills and accidental contamination.” ...

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    Joyce Rothchild: Magistrate issues

    Regarding the Oct. 22 Under the Dome item “Berger proposes an out on gay weddings”: How does Senate leader Phil Berger propose to introduce a bill to protect the jobs of magistrates who refuse to officiate at same-sex marriages? Aren’t magistrates paid with public tax dollars...

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    Julio Vazquez: New objectors

    Regarding the Oct. 24 news article “Backlash against marriage ruling rises as voting starts”: I wonder whether Senate leader Phil Berger remembers or understands the concept of separation of church and state. With the direction he leads the legislature, I tend to think not.

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    James Reznick: McCrory’s wrong commitment

    Regarding the Oct. 16 news article “McCrory fights cigarette rules overseas”: If Gov. Pat McCrory is more committed to public health than to the tobacco industry, he should encourage all cigarette, wine and liquor companies to make the health warnings on their packaging more prominent...

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