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Alamance

Country Club

Clubhouse (336) 584-0345 - Full Food and Beverage Service

- Casual and Formal Dining - Member’s Lounge - Banquet Facilities - Catering and Event Planning

Golf (336) 584-1326 - 18-hole Championship Donald Ross design - Programs (all ages) - Full Service Pro Shop

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Tennis (336) 584-4115 - 8 Outdoor Courts

- Hitting Wall - Programs (all ages) - Full Service Pro Shop

Pool (336) 585-0583 - 25-Yard Lane Pool - Kiddie Pool - Certified Life-guards - Snack Bar

Fitness (336) 584-9848

- Cardiovascular Equipment - Free Weights - Core Body Conditioning Equipment - Personal Training - Nutritional Counseling

Massage Therapy (336) 584-9848 - Swedish and Deep Muscle Massage

- Fascia Work and Foot Reflexology - Sports Massage - Hot Stone Therapy

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ACC provides social opportunities and recreational facilities to a family-oriented membership consistent with our traditions of quality service and sound financial policies.

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History History

Facilities Facilities Pool

Golf The year was 1946 when Thomas D. Cooper and Emerson T. Sanders sat down to discuss creating a country club in Burlington. Members from the old Piedmont Country Club helped decide on a 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pool, tennis, and a full-service club house which would be called Alamance Country Club.

Alamance Country Club’s Golf Course was opened in 1948 and has a par 71 with a slope rating of 130 for men and 118 for women. There are four sets of tees available, measuring 6,924 yards from the blue tees to 5,742 yards for the ladies. Our head PGA professionals and assistants offer private lessons and golf clinics to established players and beginners alike. Our teaching styles are tailored to the individual’s needs with a goal of improving one’s complete golfing experience.

The Club has since gone through many changes, as it is now one of the best clubs in North Carolina. ACC’s premier golf course was designed by Donald Ross, one of the best golf course architects of his time. In 1999, the course went through a complete renovation, of course keeping to Ross’ original vision.

The Golf Program provides opportunities for members of all ages. The ladies have tournaments every Thursday (March October) and our junior golfers are always welcome through camps, clinics, and private lessons, and will culminate the summer with a Junior Club Championship Tournament.

Over the past six decades the Club has grown and changed into what you see today. With over 2,500 members and 650 families, we invite you to ACC in keeping our tradition alive. We continue to maintain a family atmosphere and we do our best to serve you and your needs.

Our Club has hosted a number of prestigious golf events including the North Carolina State Amateur Championship, the CGA Mid-Amateur Championship, theNorth Carolina State Amateur Championship, the Carolinas/ Virginia Team Masters and the U.S. Open Qualifying event.

Fitness & Massage Therapy The Alamance Country Club Fitness Center was created in response to a high demand from the Membership to provide a first-class fitness facility. Occupying a commanding space overlooking the tennis courts and #7 green, the facilities and equipment surpass all others. The cardiovascular machines are made by Technogym, each with an individual television. Free Weights include Hampton dumbells, benches, cable cross system, smith machine, etc. There is also a Core Body Conditioning equipment to add a challenging element to your workouts. Our nationally accredited Massage Therapist offers several massage options including Swedish, Deep Muscle, Fascia work, Foot Reflexology, and Sports Massage. Hot Stone Therapy is also available.

The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is staffed by certified life-guards. For beginners, a ‘kiddie pool’ is available to enjoy. Deck chairs, chaise lounges, and tables are provided pool side for you to tan, read a good book, or enjoy food from our snack bar. Social events include Memorial Day and Fourth of July picnics and ‘Cool by the Pool’. Family Late Night swimming takes place every Thursday evening until 10 p.m. Members may host private events here. In addition, children may join our Swim and Dive Team, and adults can swim in our lap swim and aerobics classes.

Tennis

Our tennis facility and program provides something for everyone. We have five lighted composition courts, three of which consist of the newest state-of-the-art subsurface irrigation system. We also have three Deco Cushion courts for your tennis playing experience. If you don’t have a playing partner, or would simply like to practice on your own, we also have an expansive hitting wall and a high-tech Playmate Ace ball machine available for your use. If it’s equipment you need, our full-service Pro Shop offers high quality apparel and footwear, performance racquets, and professional racquet stringing. The Tennis Program accommodates all ages, levels, and interest of play. Juniors are given the opportunity to participate in various lessons, and clinics in addition to Club team matches, tournaments, inter clubs and many fun events. Adults are urged to join us for a lesson or a clinic. We also offer more competitive options with our Men’s and Ladies Nights, interclub matches, and Club Championships. Our USPTA certified tennis pros will be happy to explain the various adult and junior activities.

Dining

ACC offers everything from the casual Donald Ross Grill to the elegant Magnolia Dining Room. The Saddle Club Lounge hosts TGIF Jazz Night with live entertainment every Friday (September - June). In addition to our regular menus, we have a Wednesday Family Night Buffet, Fantastic Friday Buffet, and Sunday Brunch. The Club also provides special dinners and social events for various holidays and occasions. Catering packages are available and our Banquet Manager will be pleased to help with any occasion you may wish to host at the Club.


Why Choose ACC? At Alamance Country Club, we understand the specialized needs of today’s competitive and demanding business environment. So we invite you to our club to meet the needs of your corporate function. Whether you need to entertain your best clients and business associates at a gala evening affair, host an exciting new product launch or campaign kick-off, or just get the team together for a day of conferences and teambuilding, ACC has the experience and venue to take care of the details… while you and your team take care of business. Our Executive Packages offer the best of ACC for our corporate friends. So count on Alamance Country Club to help you create a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests.

Executive Packages

Associate ................ Perfect for your early-bird meetings!

$9

Start your day off right with our Continental Breakfast, which includes danish, muffins, and fresh fruit, and our beverage station will be set-up for you as well. Enjoy a gourmet selection of nuts and crackers, which will be provided throughout the duration of your event.

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Great for your mid-afternoon brainstorming sessions.

Get your team’s ideas flowing with our Continental Breakfast, followed by a Chef’s Choice lunch complete with a garden salad, an entree, a selection of healthy vegetables and a delicious dessert. Our beverage station and flavored coffees will be available for you as well.

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Excellent for an all day event.

We’ll provide our Continental Breakfast, Chef’s Choice lunch, and Chef’s Choice dinner, while you make your important business decisions. Dinner includes a Club salad, an entree with sides, as well as a tasty dessert. Cocktail service and hors d’oeuvre menus are available upon request.

*Prices are per person and DO NOT include Service Charges or taxes.

$29


Facilities Available A/V Equipment: Overhead Projector LCD Projector Hand-held Wireless & Wired Mics Wireless Lapel Mic Wireless Internet (where available)

Alamance Country Club

2402 Pineway Drive Burlington, NC 27215 Phone: (336) 584 - 0345 Fax: (336) 584 - 0782 www.alamancecc.net

Corporate Functions

Wedgewood Room Capacity 30

Men’s Card Room Capacity 36

Terrace Room Capacity 50

Donald Ross Grill Capacity 52

Tarleton Room Capacity 52

Heritage Room Capacity 80

Pool Pavillion Capacity 80

Magnolia Room Capacity 115

Alamance Ball Room Capacity 200

*Contact Fay Hollars for availability of rooms.

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MONTHLY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS OF ALAMANCE COUNTRY CLUB

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MAYhappenings: Starlite Club - May 5 Tiny ‘Tini Night

- May 7 Scotch and Cigar Night -

May 7

Mother’s Day Buffet - May 10

Wine Dinner - May 16 Pool Opens - May 23

Member Guest Weekend - May 22-24

Memorial Day Picnic - May 25

And Don’t Forget...

TGIF Jazz Night - Fridays Sunday Brunches Family Buffet Nights - Wednesdays Friday Night Buffets Chef Special of Prime Rib - Saturdays Chef Special of Veal Oscar - Thursdays Magnolia Dining Lunch Specials - Tuesdays and Thursdays


Officers and Directors Jim Crouch, Jr. President jbcrouch@hclsm.com (336) 584-6152

Rosella Wilson Vice - President ro@triad.rr.com (336) 584-1800

Jim McGill Secretary

jimmcgill@triad.rr.com (336) 570-2912

Tom Steele Treasurer

tom.steele@wnhplaw.com (336) 584-1106

Ray Womack Past President

rtwomack@womackelectric.com (336)584-4357

Dr. Madison Clark Director

drmadisonclark@triad.rr.com (336) 585-0720

From the President:

Great weather is here and it is time to enjoy our wonderful golf, tennis, and swimming facilities. Also, Matt Sommer and his staff has really put together great training programs for fitness, including pilates, yoga, massage therapy, and stretching for golfers. Activities for May include TGIF, Mother’s Day Buffet, Starlite Club, and Member Guest. Please check the calendar below for these and other special events. Many clubs have suffered more than ours with membership resignations. Our Membership Committee and Board are looking at many options to retain our current members, and recruit new members, whose dues will help pay the cost of our fine facility. Stay tuned for announcements later this month. We hope to see you at the club. SUNDAY

Alan Norton Director

anorton@triad.rr.com (336) 585-1830

Laurie Lambert Director lambertl@elon.edu (336) 584-7313

Sunday Brunch Buffet

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Starlite Club 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Magnolia Dining Ladies Bridge Lunch Special Day 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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TGIF Jazz Night feat. Bill West

Magnolia Dining Lunch Special Senior Stretch

TGIF Jazz Night feat. Lucius Wilson

CHEF SPECIAL: Veal Oscar

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Magnolia Dining Lunch Special 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Senior Stretch 3:15 p.m.

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Magnolia Dining Ladies Bridge Lunch Special Day 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Senior Stretch 3:15 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

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Larry Long Director lrlong@triad.rr.com (336) 226-4937

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Magnolia Dining Lunch Special 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Senior Stretch 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday Night Buffet

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Men’s M.G. Golf Tournament Magnolia Dining Lunch Special Senior Stretch

Men’s M.G. Golf Tournament TGIF Jazz Night feat. Bob Redding

Men’s M.G. Golf Tournament

CHEF SPECIAL: Veal Oscar

Friday Night Buffet

CHEF SPECIAL: Prime Rib

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Magnolia Dining Lunch Special Senior Stretch Family Buffet Night

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TGIF Jazz Night feat. Wishful Thinking Friday Night Buffet

CHEF SPECIAL: Prime Rib


Pace of Play:

We are committed to the principle that an 18-hole round of golf should require no more than four hours for a foursome. It is the responsibility of each player to see that his or her group keeps pace with the group in front. Although foursomes on a pace for a four hour or less round have priority, generally, slower groups must give way to faster groups. Any group that fails to maintain pace is subject to remedial action by the Golf Professional staff.

“Local Rule” Effecting Play at ACC:

Hole #17: Out of Bounds is defined by the back side of the fence at ground level. The fence is in bounds and should be treated as an obstruction. Balls crossing the fence are deemed out of bounds. *Please remember to fill your divots with sand and repair ball marks.

As of Easter weekend, it looks as if we will not have another heavy frost as we did last year. The weather has been good so far; not too warm and a few good rain showers to help the grass and trees come out of dormancy. I have noticed a few spring dead spots around the greens and tees, but not as many as we have had in the past. The bermuda grass will start growing when the night-time temperatures warm up, usually by early to mid-May, and we will fertilize all the bermuda grass at that time. In June we will do some aerating around the greens of the tees and fairways. Our greens came through aerifying very well. We changed aerating times and adjusted the way we clean up the greens before topdressing. With the changes we were able to get about 20 tons of sand on every hole. With this much sand on the greens it will take longer for it to work into the profile, but it will be good for the long-run, meaning they should be firmer through spring and into summer. We are scheduled to do the dryject process on the greens the last week of April. This is a process that injects sand in the surface of the green without pulling a core out. It will also help keep the greens firmer and allow for better drainage on the surface. During April we worked on weed control for poa and late winter/ early spring weeds. We put some new azaleas to the right of the senior tee on #1 and landscaped around the score board. We also dressed up some mulch areas and will do more as time allows. We will have new yardage markers for the cart paths soon, and we will install a tee marker in the fairways for juniors.

GOLF news - Peter Horn Grounds Superintendent

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Tiny ‘Tini Night Saddle Club Lounge/ $20++ per person Thursday, May 7th 6:30 p.m. Call for Reservations by Tuesday, May 6th

Sample tiny ‘tini’s and assorted Canapes, Scallops in Bacon, Petite Crab Cakes and Oysters on Ritz crackers. This will be a fun GIRLS NIGHT OUT... so enjoy drinks and snacks with your friends!

Scotch and Cigar Night Thursday, May 7th 6:30 p.m. Call for Reservations by Tuesday, May 6th Pool Pavillion/ $50++ per person

Come and enjoy an assortment of premium scotches, a robust cigar selection, and an array of hearty hors d’oeuvres.

Enjoy good conversation, snacks, and cigars with your buddies.

Memorial Day Picnic May 25, 2009

Join us for a day of swimming, tennis, golf, pool games, food, and fun times!

Memorial Day Buffet Pool Pavillion 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Adults: $12.95++ Kids: $7.95++ Children 5 and Under are FREE! 4

DJ and pool games from 3 p.m. - 5 pm.

Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday, May 10th 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. seatings

Adults: $23.95++ Children: $10.95 ++ Children 5 and Under: FREE

Penne Pasta Marinara Harvest Blend Green Beans Fingerling Potatoes Duck a la Orange Hawaiian Mahi Mahi Baked Flounder w/ Wild Mushrooms Florentine Mixed Greens Salad Spinach Salad Chicken Salad Variety of Cakes, Pies, Ice Cream


Wine Dinner

A social designed especially for our senior members aged 60+.

Saturday, May 16th 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5th 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pacific Seafood Chowder with Wakame Pesto or Watermelon Salad w/ Mache, Cotija Cheese and Ginger

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres

Honey Maple Breast of Duckling w/ Rosemary Polenta, Caramelized Pearl Onions, Poached Pear w/ Sun-Dried Fruit and Brie

Ticket Bar

Salmon Cakes w/ Creole Mayonnaise or Sauteed Sea Scallops w/ Asparagus Tips and Wheat Berry Salad Pan-Roasted Veal Chop w/ Celeriac and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce Raspberry Martini Assorted Wine Selection

Starlite Club

TGIF Jazz Nights Saddle Club Lounge Every Friday 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Music from Local Artists

Enjoy music and food with family and friends!

Ladies Bridge Day Wednesday, May 13th 10 a.m.

Take this opportunity to enjoy a morning playing cards with your friends at the club. Continental Breakfast Provided

May 1st: Reggie Jeffries May 8th: Bill West May 15th: Lucius Wilson May 22nd: Bob Redding May 29th: Wishful Thinking

Group Fitness Classes Scheduled Pilates and Yoga classes will end for the summer time. Be ready for new classes in the Fall! Private/ semi-private classes are available for you. Schedule your class with Amanda at the Fitness Center. (336) 584-9848

DRESS CODE REMINDERS: Appropriate attire = t-shirts. shorts, warm-ups, etc. Inappropriate attire = bra straps showing, rolled down shorts, jeans, etc.

No open toe/ open heel shoes No swimsuits Shoes are required

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May Specials Anniversary Special: - Free Body Composition Analysis (by appt.) - B.M.I. or skin-fold calipers Pro Shop: - BOSU Ballast Ball - $50 - Pilates DVD Workout - $10

WaterART Fitness Back for the summer! - Deep Water - Shallow Water - Equipment can be purchased - Water shoes, Belts, Gloves

Helping the Unmotivated with Nutrition and Training (H.U.N.T.) H.U.N.T. for a more healthful lifestyle this spring with our new self-driven program geared toward Helping the Unmotivatedwith Nutrition and Training! We will give you the tools you need to help you meet your nutrition and exercise goals. Get your personalized nutrition recommendations, understand how different modes of exercise affect your daily caloricexpenditure, and discover a fun and easy rewards system for meeting your goals. This includes a 30-minute consultation and a personalized information training packet. COST: $45

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Can you believe it has been four years since the doors of the fitness center opened, and boy, have we grown! Thanks to the continuous support of the membership, we have been able to grow from an average of 50 visits per day to almost 100 visits! Way to go Alamance Country Club! We will only continue to grow and I can only look forward to fulfilling the needs and desires of the membership. My staff and I have thoroughly enjoyed these past few years and we look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks again for all of your support. Stay fit, and as always, my door is open all the time, so feel free to stop by and see me. In good health,

Matt Sommer, MS, CSCS

Senior Stretch, Strength, and Balance with Matt Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. $5/ class

Minimum of 8 required to hold a class. Sign-up with friends! Call the Fitness Center to register

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Rally for the Cure

May 19th 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Play tennis to help fight breast cancer!

Men’s Tennis Member- Guest Tourney Saturday, June 6th 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Gentlemen... mark your calendars! This 1-day tournament for 16 teams will be the ultimate challenge for you and your friends! Sign-up now! COST: $50/ team Includes: Food, Drinks, Prizes

It’s time to get started... if you haven’t already. From the little kid’s clinics to high intensity Cardio Tennis workouts, we’ve got something for everyone. Do you want to start slowly? How about hitting against our expansive hitting wall or just 30-minutes on the ball? We’ve got something for every level of play. Just give us a callor come by and we’ll give you all of the information.

(Rescheduled from a previous date!) A fun doubles tournament to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. Call the tennis shop for more information or to sign-up. Lots of pink prizes, decorations, t-shirts!

TGIF Junior Fun Night Friday, May 22nd 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Parents: Drop your kids off at ACC Tennis Courts for an awesome night of games, prizes, movies, trivia, pizza, and weather permitting, lots of tennis1 Juniors need to bring warm clothes and a tennis racquet (we have some extras handy). Ages: 5 - 13 Cost: $15 Limit: 40 Guests are welcome!

Private Lesson Rates: 1 hour ... $40 45 minutes ... $32 30 minutes ... $26 Semi- Private 1 hour ... $24 per 3+ Pro 1 hour ... $16 per 4+ Pro 1 hour ... $14 per

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TENNIS news Director of Tennis

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Champagne

Wine List Bottle 70 185

Moet & Chandon White Star - Epernay Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon - Epernay

Sparkling Wine

Bottle 34 1/4 Bottle 7.40

Mumm Blanc de Noir - Napa Valley Freixenet Cordon Negro - Spain

White Wine

IQ Riesling - Germany Saddlebrook Chardonnay - Central Coast, CA Windsor Sonoma Chardonnay - Sonoma, CA Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc - Chile Benvolio Pinot Grigio - Italy

Red Wine

Latour Pinot Noir - Bourguyne, France Peter Lehman Shiraz - Australia Trefethen Merlot - Napa Valley Shooting Star Zinfandel - Lake County, CA Annabella Cabernet - Napa Valley Cusumano Nero d’Avolo - Italy

House Wine

Redwood Creek Collection White Zinfandel Chardonnay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Glass Bottle 5 18 7 24 9 33 5 19 5 19 Glass Bottle 7 24 8 29 9 34 7 25 9 31 8 29 Glass Bottle 4.75 15 4.75 15 4.75 15 4.75 15

Liquor Bar

House Brands

Smirnoff Vodka Teacher’s Scotch Jim Beam Bourbon Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin

Call Brands

Castillo Rum Canadian Mist Blend Pepe Lopez Tequila

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Absolut Vodka Dewer’s Scotch Jack Daniel’s Bourbon Tanqueray Gin

Premium Brands

Grey Goose Vodka Glenlivet Scotch Gentleman Jack Bourbon Bombay Sapphire Gin

Bacardi Silver Rum Canadian Club Blend Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila 8 Bacardi 8 Rum Crown Royal Blend Monte Alban Mexical Tequila

*Corkage fees may apply*


amnesty international (elon university)

- Website - Movie Posters - Campaign Poster


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What Can You Do?

We have more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues.

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Human Rights Issues Amnesty campaigns for human rights for all. Here are some of the issues that we deal with:

Armed Conflict Children Counter Terror and Justice Death Penalty Discrimination Economic, social and cultural rights Freedom of expression Indigenous Peoples Individuals at risk Refugees and migrants Sexual orientation and gender identity Violence against women

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You can also come to our meetings which are held in Belk Library every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

Elon University Design by: Alaina Artin


blooD DID YOU KNOW? ... Conflict diamonds have been reduced from approximately 4% to considerably less than 1% since the implementation of the Kimberley Process in 2003. Approximately $8.4 billion worth of diamonds a year come from African countries. The revenue from diamonds is instrumental in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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Watch the movie in The Zone Sunday, February 10 7 - 9 pm Presented by Amnesty International and SUB


Blood Diamond the movie What are conflict diamonds? Conflict, or blood diamonds are mined in a war zone and sold, usually clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army’s war efforts.

What areas of the world are affected by conflict diamonds? The fighting that is fueled by the trade in conflict diamonds has been relegated to a few Central and West African countries. Many of these countries have diamonds that are easier to mine and thus more readily available to smuggle, according to the Kimberly Process.

Sunday, February 10 7 - 9 pm The Zone

Presented by Amnesty International and SUB


Saturday, March 1 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Jordan Gym

R R E International E B B Carnival I U Hurricane Katrina R left many homeless. I T L YOU can help. H D RETURN

*All proceeds from our event t-shirts go to Amnesty International’s Right to Return Campaign.


class work

- Caslon Font Layout - AEJMC Logo Competition - NC Renaissance Faire Poster - Adobe InDesign Troubleshooting Page - Alamance Veterinary Hospital Posters - National Geographic Explorer Cover & Inside Layout (redesign of original)

- Presidential Election Coverage - Story Layout (Dawn’s Addiction)


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Barack’s inaugural speech inspires Americans, as well as supporters around the globe, and gives us hope for a bright future, despite our tumultuous past.

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents. So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

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That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land — a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist. To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it. As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains.

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They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment — a moment that will define a generation — it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all. For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation ««« relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this nurture a child, that finally decides our fate. Our challenges day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that be new. But those values upon which our success depends for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our These things are true. They have been the quiet force of enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and happiness. the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather ««« seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey giving our all to a difficult task. has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has ««« not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who This is the price and the promise of citizenship. This is the prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches source of our confidence — the knowledge that God calls on and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the us to shape an uncertain destiny. This is the meaning of our makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and liberty and our creed — why men and women and children women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the of every race and every faith can join in celebration across long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom. For us, this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local across oceans in search of a new life. For us, they toiled in restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the oath. So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we whip and plowed the hard earth. For us, they fought and are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America’s died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots Khe Sanh. Time and again these men and women struggled huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of differences of birth or wealth or faction. This is the journey we our nation ordered these words be read to the people:“Let it continue today. be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when ««« nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis meet (it).” began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and ««« services no less needed than they were last week or last America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust children’s children that when we were tested we refused ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America. to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for delivered it safely to future generations. We will restore growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.

We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. the demands of a new age. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do. Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage. What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end.

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Those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account — to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day — because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government. Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, he market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous.

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The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good. As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers ... our found fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more. Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.

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Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint. We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort — even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

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For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist. Thank you. God bless you.

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And God bless the United States of America.


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This is story #2.

Dawn’s Addiction Each year, more than 120,000 Americans die from substance abuse. Dawn Smith, a young mother of three with an addiction to painkillers, could soon be included in this statistic. She hopes a drug court can save her life. Irilisl enim acing et vulput alis nulla adionulpute tismolent alit la ad mod tionumsandre magniat. Tat. Volesequisit amconsed tate venim veliquat, secte min ut lore tat veliqui ea facilit wismodit praessi ero conullam iliquamet, quat am dolore er ipit aut ing ex eliquis nos dolortisit adipsum venis nummy nonsed delit num zzriustrud modolorperit niam, quamet pratiscipsum dolut lam dolor am velenis dolortionsed tem irillum exero dolor alis eumsan utat. Ignismodio ex ex ex erat lam quam vel eniamcommod erit alit in hendrer sit vendreet, quipsum sandrem vulput nos alit elit, se tincin ex erciliquat. Ut lore facing eugiat. Dionsed tis nullum velisim incipsustie venisis niam et vel ip ea facip eum quipit at adit lorperostrud molor alisis dipit praesto er sum vulluptatin ero erat, cor sisit, quisci tat, sum qui tionsed eum zzrit praesse quipsus ciniamcortis el diam dolore molendiamet lortie er irilluptat. Ute ent iuscipsustie ver iure velit amet

This is story #3.

As she recovers from a night of using prescription drugs, Dawn is oblivious to the antics of her sons.

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Dawn’s Addiction, cont’d

Dawn’s 20 days in the detention center turns into 30 days because she fails another drug test after reporting to jail. Her stepfather sometimes brings her boys to visit her, but they can only see each other through a glass partition.

Like all drug participants, Dawn appears frequently before a judge, who is compassionate but firm when rules are broken.

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Caseworker Elton Terry is among those encouraging Dawn when she attends a drug court graduation for others, whose success stories are used for motivation.

Dawn was one of about 800 people in the state’s drug courts when she entered the program; now there are more than 1,700. At the start, she is thinking more about staying out of jail than getting clean.

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