Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Rajat Gupta Does Not Take Witness Stand; Daughter Testifies Instead
...“It is possible to prove a criminal case by circumstantial evidence. Success is dependent on the prosecutor’s ability to present a series of facts that have only one reasonable interpretation—namely, that the defendant, in fact, gave inside information so that someone else could trade on it,” says Thomas Lee Hazen, professor at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) School of Law.
Don't Sweat the Bond Markets
The ongoing eurozone debacle has driven home certain straightforward lessons: the fiscal rules enshrined in the EU's 1997 Stability and Growth Pact had almost no teeth, government bonds of EU nations are not a risk-free asset, and voters do not readily tolerate economic austerity. (Layna Mosley, UNC professor of political science)
Young Latinos Have Fastest Growing Rate Of Diabetes, Study Says
The Huffington Post
...Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, a doctor and professor at the University of North Carolina told NBC Latino that, “these things reduce Type 2 diabetes and can be helpful in terms of managing the disease." She added that, "it’s also important that your child has already been diagnosed with diabetes, you should work closely with a health care provider to optimize the health of their child.”
Five Embarrassing Male Sexual Issues
...In addition to damaging your ego, sexual issues may signal more serious health conditions. In most cases, these can be treated. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor early on to determine the underlying cause, and develop a plan of action. We talked to Dr. Culley Carson III, a urologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, about the five most common sexual problems men encounter, and what you can do.
State and Local Coverage
Cary could make room for sweepstakes
...The proposed rules still must pass several levels of official approval. The proposal could become law by September, if the Cary Town Council approves. The town’s taking the same approach as governments across the state, according to David Owens, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Most of the new sweepstakes regulations limit the parlors to certain zoning districts.
Remembering Doc Watson
Doc Watson's virtuosic guitar playing changed bluegrass music forever. He brought the guitar out from behind the banjo and fiddle and set the bar for acoustic musicians. ... Host Frank Stasio is joined by a panel of experts including, Robert Cantwell, Townsend Luddington Professor of American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and author of the book “When We Were Good: The Folk Revival” (Harvard University Press/1997)...
Issues and Trends
Kidnapper gets 19 months in prison
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
A judge sentenced a man who pepper-sprayed a UNC student and then tried to kidnap her from downtown Chapel Hill in 2010 with a sentence that will result in him spending about 19 months in prison, followed by five years on probation with extensive mental health treatment. ... Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall argued that Walker should be sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 25 to 39 months. The UNC student he attacked is still attending UNC and has one more year to go before she graduates, Woodall said.