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News knocked our weekly Notable Numbers off Saturday's editorial page, so we offer them online. Here's a look at some statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake. Tell us about some we missed.
Regarding the story about political rumors on Page 1A on Tuesday, the No. 1 rumor mentioned in letters to the editor in the past week has been that Barack Obama has somehow hidden his real birth certificate that will show he is an American imposter. Snopes.com says untrue, and here's a link to see the birth certificate: here For what that's worth. Which I'm guessing won't be much.
Some ghosts of Halloween.
The real reason for voting.
Sickativity of the negativity.
Just how bad is North Carolina's ballot for straight-ticket voting?
'Bush program curbs chronic homelessness,' said a front-page headline Sunday. The "housing first" plan offers chronically homeless Americans rent-free apartments up front, even before months of treatment and counseling. The program has cut chronic homelessness in the country by 30 percent. This is a program that turned conventional wisdom about treating homelessness upside down. Maybe we need to toss out some more conventional wisdom.
No matter your beliefs on embryonic stem cell research, it had to give one pause to see the headline on Page 8A on Thursday: "Britain allows research on animal-human embryos." Animal-human embryos?
Here are the links to the excerpts of interviews with the gubernatorial candidates. The posts had fallen off the main Opinion Shop page, and I didn't want you to have to search for them. Feel free to comment here on our endorsement. What's your top priority for the next governor?