|Carolina in the News: Thursday, March 1, 2012|
|Thursday, March 01, 2012|
Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Pediatricians stress moderation for Little Leaguers
Reuters (Wire Service)
...Orthopedic surgeons are treating more and more injuries in kids that used to be typical only in older, more experienced athletes, said Frederick Mueller, director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "A lot of these kids are not only pitching in one league, they're pitching in multiple leagues, and then they're pitching on weekends in showcases," Mueller, who wasn't involved in the new guidelines, told Reuters Health.
Unpopular Vladimir Putin still headed for election win in Russia
The Star (Toronto, Canada)
...But if Putin wins, will the protest movement go back to sleep? “The movement has actually been growing since 2007,” said Graeme Robertson of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who has studied protest in Russia since the fall of communism. “Then what really touched a nerve was evidence of fraud in the (December 2011) State Duma election. It was very well publicized and obvious. People, especially in Moscow, were offended.”
What GE paid in taxes in 2011: Who knows? (Column)
What will General Electric (GE) write on the check it cuts to the IRS this year? I have no idea. And no one else knows, either. ..."It's very dangerous to use a company's stated tax expense to make statements about what it actually pays in taxes," says Douglas Shackelford, who studies taxes and accounting at the University of North Carolina.
Masked Kobe Bryant leads Lakers' rout of T'wolves
...No hard evidence shows that flying posed any risk to Bryant, according to Kevin Guskiewicz, chair of the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina, and a concussion expert. "There's really no good science to suggest you should or should not (fly)," Guskiewicz said. "Certainly, if someone is deteriorating to where their symptoms are significantly worse an hour or two after that event, that might suggest there's something more sereious than a concussion. Then we would certainly keep them overnight … and have them admitted for observation."
New Mice on the Block
...Today, the project has finally found a home at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where over 450 resulting CC strains are completed or in development. Each strain has been fully genotyped, and the resource is now ready, its creators say, to help scientists unravel the genetics behind complex traits like cancer, aging, fertility, and more.
Americans returning to IUDs
The Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.)
...Now, according to Dr. David A. Grimes, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, “the IUD is indeed enjoying a well-deserved renaissance.” In an interview with Medscape, a website for doctors, he noted that the IUD is increasingly seen as perhaps the safest, most convenient and most effective reversible form of contraception.
State and Local Coverage
UNC AD: Players not prohibited meeting with historian
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham said Wednesday he had communicated with all of his coaches, and none had prevented any of their athletes from meeting with civil-rights historian Taylor Branch, a visiting professor at UNC and activist for NCAA reform. ..."I was concerned a great deal when I heard it, and I had no way to respond on the spot," Cunningham said. "Last night, I talked to Roy (Williams) and Larry Fedora, just checking on football and basketball to make sure it didn't happen. Both of them assured me it did not.
UNC To Host Two Events On Interracial Marriage
WCHL 1360-AM (Chapel Hill)
On Thursday and Friday, UNC will hold two events focusing on how interracial marriage has changed throughout history. On Thursday, UNC will screen a film entitled “The Loving Story,” The movie portrays an interracial couple living in 1950s Virginia, and it was nominated for an Academy Award. Following the screening, UNC Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law Gene Nichol will moderate a panel discussion about the film.
Poverty tour to visit Greenville on Friday
The Daily Reflector (Greenville)
The second phase of an NAACP event focusing on poverty is coming to Greenville on Friday. Local and state NAACP officials, along with representatives from the University of North Carolina Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity; N.C. Justice Center; Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at North Carolina Central University, and AARP of N.C., will gather from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center, 1100 Ward St., for the “Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina.”