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Looking Back

Here's what The Indy was writing about the week of Sept. 10:

5 years ago: Jon Elliston obtained files documenting the FBI's investigation of '60s peace protests on Triangle campuses. One of the memos Elliston uncovered quoted local FBI officer Robert Murphy as writing, "even a New Left group operating on a college campus has the advantage of wrapping itself in the cloak of academic freedom."

10 years ago: Beth Szymkowski illustrated how Arcadia, a Carrboro-based co-housing community in the planning, was less a commune and more of a community. The almost 17-acre project would place small, individually owned homes amid a large common house to encourage neighborly interaction.

20 years ago: Ann Morris demonstrated what occurs when Jesse Helms speaks on the Senate floor. In this instance, Helms opposed anti-hunger legislation because "there is no basis to state or imply that poverty-based hunger exists in the United States today." An outraged onslaught from anti-hunger groups followed.

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