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March 23, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was fun while it lasted, but Eastern Michigan's short run in the NCAA tournament came to an abrupt end Friday night at the Meadowlands, where the 12th-seeded Hurons were crunched by top-seeded North Carolina, 93-67, in the semifinals of the East Regional. North Carolina, making its 11th consecutive appearance in the tournament's round of 16 but trying to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1982, blew open a close game midway through the second half.
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April 23, 2014 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had believed. By 47% to 38%, registered voters in Arkansas approved of Pryor's work in office, with only 14% unable or unwilling to give an opinion, according to a new poll by the New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation. By 46% to 36%, Pryor led his Republican opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, a former Army captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been a rising conservative star since winning a seat in the House in 2012.
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January 26, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
In a surprise move, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that she will not seek a second term this November. The Democrat said in a statement that she decided against a reelection bid so she could avoid further politicizing her fight with the state's Republican Legislature over school funding. "A reelection campaign in this already divisive environment will make it more difficult to find any bipartisan solutions," she said. Perdue becomes the third Democratic incumbent to decide against seeking a new term this year.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Well, no one is going to accuse them of being smart. A team of kidnappers -- hired by a prison inmate to capture the prosecutor who put him away -- went to the wrong house and abducted the prosecutor's father, according to a federal indictment filed Tuesday in North Carolina. Nine people have been charged in the alleged plot, which originally targeted Wake County Assistant Dist. Atty. Colleen Janssen, officials said. The plan went awry when an Internet search gave the kidnappers the address for her father, Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, of Wake Forest.
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November 6, 2012 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - - Republican Mitt Romney has won North Carolina, according to early returns and network exit polls, prevailing in a state that President Obama narrowly won in 2008, but which most analysts had expected to side with the Republicans this time. Although Obama's margin in North Carolina was paper thin in 2008, at just under 14,000, Democrats pinned their hopes on an increase in the state's minority population and a steady influx of migrants from other parts of the country that has made the state significantly less conservative.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2013 | By David Zucchino
CHEROKEE, N.C. - The first thing National Park Service Ranger Lamon Brown noticed was an illegal campsite, littered with food wrappers and marked by a smoldering fire ring. Then the ranger spotted two figures skulking out of the dense forest near Andrews Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their hands were filthy. Their clothes were muddy. One toted a bulging backpack. These were the Hurley boys, notorious for rustling wild ginseng roots, a federal crime in the park.
SPORTS
April 1, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
* About Florida: The Gators needed Mike Miller's last-second shot to escape against Butler in the first round, but have been impressive since in beating Illinois, Duke and Oklahoma State. The Gators are the youngest and deepest team left in the field, with a roster stocked with freshmen and sophomores. Seven players average at least 7.9 points a game and 10 players average 13 minutes or more.
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January 5, 2009 | Associated Press
Tyrese Rice and Boston College put an end to all that talk of whether No. 1 North Carolina could go unbeaten. Rice scored 25 points in his second consecutive big game against the Tar Heels to help the Eagles stun North Carolina, 85-78, on Sunday, probably ending its run atop the early season polls.
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September 19, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
North Carolina basketball Coach Roy Williams, according to reports, is in surgery today to have a tumor removed from his kidney. WRAL.com originally reported the story, while ESPN, citing a source, says it has confirmed the information. North Carolina spokesman Steve Kirschner confirmed Williams was having surgery but refused to provide more specific details. Williams is set to begin his 10th season at North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels to NCAA titles in 2005 and 2009. ALSO: Shaun White apologizes for his behavior Atlanta Falcons coach is disappointed in Michael Turner Jon Cryer is injured after falling off bike during Malibu triathlon
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July 2, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Long Beach State will play North Carolina in basketball for the third consecutive season in 2012, the latest example that 49ers Coach Dan Monson doesn't duck anybody. More evidence: Long Beach will also play Syracuse, Ohio State, Arizona, UCLA and USC next season. The North Carolina game is especially notable, though, because the Tar Heels will be coming to the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus Nov. 16. North Carolina was ranked sixth in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll last season.
NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
The father of a North Carolina prosecutor who authorities said was kidnapped for “retaliatory” reasons was rescued unharmed in Atlanta after a raid by an elite FBI hostage-rescue unit, authorities said. During his five-day ordeal, Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, was tied up in a suburban Atlanta apartment while the group suspected in his kidnapping sent his wife a picture of him tied up, with threats to torture and dismember him, authorities said Thursday. Janssen was kidnapped Saturday from his home in Wake Forest, N.C. John Strong, special agent in charge of the FBI's Charlotte, N.C., office, told reporters Thursday that Jannsen was rescued late Wednesday when the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team stormed the apartment.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2014 | By David Zucchino
MONCURE, N.C. -- Regulators in North Carolina cited Duke Energy on Friday for a crack in an earthen dam holding back coal ash slurry at a retired coal-burning plant, where the utility was cited March 20 for illegally dumping coal ash waste into the Cape Fear River. The "notice of deficiency" is the latest allegation against Duke Energy, which was responsible for a massive coal ash spill Feb. 2 that left 70 miles of the Dan River coated with coal ash sludge in North Carolina and Virginia -- the third-largest such spill in U.S. history.
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March 21, 2014 | By Mike Hiserman
The NCAA women's basketball tournament begins Saturday with 16 games at eight sub-regional sites, including UCLA. Nebraska (25-6), the No. 4-seeded team in the Lincoln Regional, plays No. 13-seeded Fresno State (22-10) at 1 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. Fifth-seeded North Carolina State (25-7) plays 12th-seeded Brigham Young (26-6) at 3:30 p.m. Jordan Hooper, a 6-foot-2 forward from Nebraska, was player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and is a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award as the top player in women's basketball.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Doyle McManus
In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats' chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn't a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were pleased, others weren't. On Wednesday, the Cook Political Report , a widely respected firm that forecasts congressional elections for a living, issued a new outlook for the Senate - and for Democrats, the verdict was even bleaker than before.
SPORTS
March 16, 2014 | By David Wharton
1 Virginia (28-6, ACC champion) vs. 16 Coastal Carolina (21-12, Big South champion) Virginia must prove it deserves a No. 1 seed, even after beating Duke in the ACC tournament Sunday. Winning big over the Chanticleers would be a good start. 8 Memphis (23-9, at-large) vs. 9 George Washington (24-8, at-large) Memphis has been inconsistent this season and now faces a George Washington team that has won five of its last seven games. 5 Cincinnati (27-6, at-large)
NATIONAL
March 16, 2014 | By David Zucchino
MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal. They decided to send up a team in an aircraft to photograph Duke's shuttered Cape Fear coal-burning power plant and ash ponds, tucked into piney woods in this tiny community in central North Carolina. The photos revealed what the Waterkeeper Alliance says is evidence that Duke, the nation's largest electric utility, is deliberately pumping toxic coal ash wastewater from the containment ponds into a canal that eventually feeds into the Cape Fear River, a source of drinking water for downstream cities.
SPORTS
April 8, 2009 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
North Carolina didn't win the national title Monday. It won the national title last June, in Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams' office. You sometimes forget the fragile nature of these championship runs. Three stars from last year's Final Four team -- Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green -- all had petitioned for the NBA with the option of pulling their names out before draft day. The players decided to come back, but Williams needed to know why.
SPORTS
March 30, 2009 | David Teel
Blake Griffin had just made the play of the game, and perhaps this NCAA tournament, an extraterrestrial -- he reached into the heavens -- one-handed dunk of an Austin Johnson lob pass. But Ty Lawson countered in less than eight seconds, slicing through the defense for a runner in the lane. That second-half sequence was Sunday's NCAA South Regional final in a capsule: The brilliance of Oklahoma's Griffin against the precision of North Carolina's Tar Heels.
NATIONAL
March 15, 2014 | By David Zucchino
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In almost every sense, Emilio Vicente is an American success story. He grew up a shy kid in the North Carolina mill town of Siler City. His parents, who moved there when he was 6, had little formal education and worked long, punishing shifts at a chicken processing plant to support their seven children. Vicente's strong grades and college boards earned him a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina, one of the nation's most prestigious public universities.
SPORTS
March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as ketchup and coffee. "Oh, I've never liked him," Marshall conceded when asked about his reaction to sharing a locker room with a Blue Devil upon joining the Lakers in December. "I didn't care for him at all. " The feeling was, predictably, mutual.
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