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(11/30/05) U.S. Rep. Mel Watt of Charlotte was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who the State Department says were recently denied entry into Venezuela. The members of Congress had flown there to meet with the country's vice president, Jose Vicente Rangel. From WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram reports.

Missing Black Snakes

Nov 28, 2005

(11/28/05) As November winds down, evidence of fall is everywhere. Trees have lost many of their leaves. Lawns have browned and mostly stopped growing. Temperatures have dropped below freezing. But the changing weather has WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson thinking about animals, and which ones she'll miss the most this winter.

The Cost of Words

Nov 23, 2005

(11/23/05) There's always a price to pay when parents seek a better life for their children. In WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell's family paying the cost of "words" was well worth it.

Low Fares Delayed

Nov 22, 2005

(11/22/05) When US Airways and America West Airlines merged earlier this fall, the new company began calling itself the largest low-cost carrier in the country. But nearly two months after the merger was finalized, many holiday travelers using the new airline out of Charlotte haven't found fares much lower at all. For WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Scott Graf reports on why fares haven't changed much and why drastic changes in the future aren't likely.

Low Fares Delayed

Nov 22, 2005

(11/22/05) When US Airways and America West Airlines merged earlier this fall, the new company began calling itself the largest low-cost carrier in the country. But nearly two months after the merger was finalized, many holiday travelers using the new airline out of Charlotte haven't found fares much lower at all. For WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Scott Graf reports on why fares haven't changed much and why drastic changes in the future aren't likely.

A Day of Bittersweet

Nov 22, 2005

(11/22/05) The holidays can sometimes bring a touch of sadness during what's supposed to be a happy occasion. For WFAE commentator Julie Marr, this is a perfect description for the Thanksgiving holiday.

(11/22/05) Charlotte's Latin American Coalition is having a big birthday The city's oldest Hispanic service agency is 15 years old. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin caught up with Executive Director Angeles Ortega-Moore, and asked her to describe how Charlotte's Latino population has evolved.

Stuffed

Nov 21, 2005

(11/07/2005) One dictionary definition of the term "stuff" is: "A group or scattering of miscellaneous objects or articles." However you define "stuff" WFAE Commentator Caroline Castle Hicks is amazed by the sheer amount of it in our lives.

Circus Family Affair

Nov 18, 2005

(11/18/05) The "family circus" is really more than a comic strip. In fact, families often make up the cast of traveling circuses. And many of them have kept the tradition for centuries. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this profile of three brothers performing with the touring Cirque du Soliel show Varekai, closing this weekend in Concord.

Boomers Unite!

Nov 18, 2005

(11/18/05) Can you believe it? The "baby boomers" are moving into their golden years. WFAE commentator and fellow "boomer" Krissa Palmer thinks it's time her generation got some respect.

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