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Here's a look at yesterday's local headlines, still online if you missed 'em:
CROWDED CORNER: I used to work out at Peak/O2 fitness and that I-40/NC 54/Farrington Road intersection is plenty tricky. Jim Wise says two proposed office buildings could complicate things further. (Look for a column by Bob Wilson on this in Wednesday's CHN.)
AUTISTIC BOY BOOTED: I thought we'd get some reaction to this story about a Smith Middle School student who got kicked off the bus, his mother says, because he has Asperger's. Read Katelyn Ferral's story and see if you agree. It made me think.
INSPIRED BIOGRAPHY: If you did read John Sharpe's story about Carla Shuford and the new book about her by friend Rita Berman, you may want to jot down noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday or Saturday, when Carla will hold a book signing at Robinson's Seafood on Robserson Street in Carrboro (near the old farmers market).
Dave Hart previews South African playwright Athol Fugard's visit (and the performances in the ArtsCenter production of his "Blood Knot" were spectacular). I ask Kevin Foy about the new 15-501 work group (got some comments on Facebook about that last week), and Orange County Voice's Bonnie Hauser has some budget barbs for local government.
It was a big issue with lots of stuff, so I hope you found/find things that surprised or entertained you. Send us some letters (up to about 300 words), and thanks for reading,