Carolina Journal Print Edition

Volume 16, Number 4 – April 2007

• Easley ends lawsuit, gets deal on house, page 1
• Smithfield man scours Pacific for Buffalo Soldier legacy, page 1

• Mecklenburg sheriff urges law agencies to use 287(g) program, page 4
• WFU scientists find non-embryonic stem cell source, page 5

• Good bond rating spurs talk of $28 billion bond issue, page 8
• NC Supreme Court widens NBPTS eligibility for schools, page 9
• Lindalyn Kakadelis commentary: Making schools safer, page 9
• Colleges recruiting homeschool graduates, page 10
• WakeCARES group sues Wake County School Board, page 11

• Flagship universities’ PACs coming under fire, page 12
• Easley’s plan would establish statewide scholarship program, page 13
• Shannon Blosser commentary: NC Wesleyan proposal’s impact may be overblown, page 13
• Bats in the Belltower, page 14
• Gov. Easley’s bond package would fund higher education, page 14
• Issues in Higher Education, page 15

• JLF report: Cities should focus on congestion, page 16
• Tax assessors face challenge as coastal property values rise, page 17
• Chad Adams commentary: Moratorium means failure, page 17
• From Cherokee to Currituck, page 18
• Released tapes add fuel to Greensboro controversy, page 19

• Movie review: “Amazing Grace,” page 20
• Troy Kickler commentary: Current protesters owe much to Wilmington women of 1775, page 21
• Movie review: “An Inconvenient Truth,” page 22
• Book review: Jeff Broadwater’s George Mason: Forgotten Founder, page 23

• Mitch Kokai commentary: Myth of Black’s good works, page 24
• Editorial: He’s accustomed to the place, page 24
• Editorial: Get comfy for transit show, page 25
• Editorial: Smoking and freedom, page 25
• John Hood commentary: An agenda for legislative reform, page 25
• Michael Walden commentary: Is economics sabotaging alternative fuels? page 26
• Becki Gray commentary: Will lawmakers tackle tough issues awaiting them? page 27
• Letters to the editor, page 27

• ‘National average’ state worker pay plan gains support (a CJ parody), page 28