A POSSIBLE DINING BREAK IN THE TARHEEL STATE..
From the NYTimes...
NORTH CAROLINA: SENATE PASSES MORATORIUM
The Democratic-controlled State Senate has passed a bill that would stop executions until June 1, 2005, so that legislators can examine the fairness of the legal system in capital cases. Last week, for the second time in five months, a state court threw out a death sentence because prosecutors had withheld important evidence. The bill now goes to the evenly divided House, where passage is expected to be more difficult. The moratorium would be the first passed by a Southern legislature, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.