Indy Week | Issue Archives | May 17, 2006

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  • May 17-23, 2006
  • Vol. 23, No. 20


  • North Carolina
  • High court stops execution for DNA test

    Thrilled appellate lawyers gave Jerry Wayne Conner the news as he was saying his good-byes. They overcame the state's efforts to block a retest that could prove his guilt--or earn a new trial.






  • Front Porch
  • Want ad

    TO: Triangle employers
    SUBJECT: Your role in maintaining North Carolina's young talent base
  • Front Porch
  • Shut up

    I'm about to shut up, but before I do, I need to tell you to shut up. So, shut up! I mean you, you white Jordan High School lacrosse players.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Aggravating letter

    Wayne Uber charged in Back Talk ("Indy full of social elitists," May 3) that the Indy was hiding "aggravating factors" that, when viewed in the overall picture, would justify the execution of Willie Brown.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Talking turkey

    I read your article "Growing up on Castlemaine Farm" (May 3). It is a basic point that is being totally missed by the United States Department of Agriculture and large producers.


Ye Olde Archives

  • For the week of May 17-23
  • Best Bets
  • For the week of May 17-23

    Tab Benoit at Blue Bayou Club; Larry Reni Thomas book reading; Artsplosure, with Katharine Whalen; inDecision Theater to hold benefit shows; All-family showcase at Cat's Cradle; Deepa Mehta's Water
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • Spotlight
  • Hubert Sumlin

    Some people would do anything to see Howlin' Wolf perform. In 1942, Hubert Sumlin was 10.
  • Growing and Thrones
  • Spotlight
  • Growing and Thrones

    Tangible links exist between Growing and Thrones, two minimal instrumental bands originally hailing from Olympia, Wash.
  • Hip-Hop Diplomat
  • Spotlight
  • Hip-Hop Diplomat

    Early on a Friday evening, L in Japanese is doing something he's famous for in Chapel Hill. He's hustling.
  • Arts Briefs
  • Artists learn to lobby

    This year, North Carolina has a surplus of about $2 billion. So it was with optimism that nearly 250 artists and arts administrators from across the state descended on Raleigh last Wednesday to lobby legislators for more funding as part of Arts Day 2006.
  • Citizen
  • Poll Taxes

    You like taxes? Impact fees? Or would you like to pay for new schools some other way?

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