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Judge Throws Out UNC Settlement With Sons Of Confederate Veterans Over Silent Sam Statue

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A judge voided the deal between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Sons of Confederate Veterans over the controversial Silent Sam statue.

The settlement had required UNC to pay more than $2.5 million to the Confederate group and to hand over the statue. But in rehearing the case, Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour ruled today that the Sons of Confederate Veterans did not have standing to bring the case in the first place. Host Frank Stasio gets the latest from WUNC education reporter Liz Schlemmer.
 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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