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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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February 16, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
A Pennsylvania teenager accused of killing a man she met on Craigslist has confessed to the slaying -- and to killing more than 20 other people after joining a satanic cult at age 13, according to an interview she gave to a local newspaper. The information in the interview could not be corroborated on Sunday. Miranda Barbour, 19, reportedly had been married only three weeks when she and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, stabbed and strangled Troy LaFerrara, 42, after meeting up with him on Nov. 11, according to police in Sunbury, Pa. Both Miranda and Elytte Barbour, who wed in North Carolina, were arrested a month later in Pennsylvania.
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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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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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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March 3, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants, in addition to two citations late last week at the site that polluted the Dan River a month ago. Also Monday, the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources described the Feb. 2 spill as an “environmental disaster.” The latest five citations focused on Duke...
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March 2, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA forward David Wear laughed when asked, "Was that an identical twin moment?" Travis Wear had spotted his brother running alone up court and fired a long pass Thursday. David sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime against Oregon. "No," David said with a chuckle. "I just ran down court and we made eye contact. " The Wears are seen as a novelty at times. A pair of 6-foot-10 basketball players who all but require DNA testing to tell them apart. It has been a subject for inquisitive minds.
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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.
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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.
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February 28, 2014 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. -- Nearly a month after a massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy plant contaminated the Dan River, state regulators in North Carolina announced late Friday that they have cited Duke for violations of environmental laws. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been accused by environmental groups for failing to take action against Duke Energy and cooperating too closely with the giant utility in dealing with the Feb. 2 spill. In a news release issued at 6 p.m. Friday, the agency said it had issued notices of violation against Duke Energy earlier in the day for its handling of a 27-acre coal ash basin at a retired Duke coal-fired plant on the Dan River near North Carolina's border with Virginia.
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February 25, 2014 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. -  North Carolina regulators who have been accused of lax oversight abruptly announced Tuesday that they may force Duke Energy to move its riverfront ash basin to a lined landfill away from waterways after one of its plants leaked tons of toxic coal ash into a major river. That action is precisely what environmentalists have demanded for years while accusing state regulators of allowing coal ash to seep into waterways from Duke's 14 coal-fired plants in the state. Utilities and state regulators have long resisted those demands.
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