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Play About Senator Opens
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Play About Senator Opens

Politics, history and the arts collide Thursday when a show highlighting the life of the late Sam Ervin takes to the stage in Lenoir. The North Carolina Senator is best-known for presiding over the Watergate hearings. To find out more about the production of Senator Sam, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Keith Smith, the Chairman of Foothills Performing Arts.
The play runs through Sunday at Hibriten High School in Lenoir.

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Myrick Ignores Contract ith America
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Myrick Ignores Contract ith America

North Carolina Republican Sue Myrick is wrapping up her sixth term in Congress. The former Charlotte mayor broke into the House of Representatives twelve years ago, when Republicans seized the majority with a document called the Contract with America. It pledges fiscal responsibility and conservative values. But as Terry Gildea reports from WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Myrick is ignoring a provision of the contract she agreed to pass, by running for a seventh congressional term.

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Teens Buying Alcohol Online
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Teens Buying Alcohol Online

A new study says that nearly two percent of teens in the U.S. have bought alcohol online. The survey also found that 39 states, including North Carolina, have not conducted any online alcohol sale compliance checks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Craig Fahle has this report.

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Myrick Ignores Contract ith America
1:00 pm
Thu August 10, 2006

Myrick Ignores Contract ith America

North Carolina Republican Sue Myrick is wrapping up her sixth term in Congress. The former Charlotte mayor broke into the House of Representatives twelve years ago, when Republicans seized the majority with a document called the Contract with America. It pledges fiscal responsibility and conservative values. But as Terry Gildea reports from WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Myrick is ignoring a provision of the contract she agreed to pass, by running for a seventh congressional term.

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CMPD's Auto Theft Policy
1:00 pm
Tue August 8, 2006

CMPD's Auto Theft Policy

Two months ago, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department changed its policy when responding to a report of a stolen car. To get an update on how that change is working out, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke to Captain Katrina Graue with the department's Property Crimes Division.

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381 Days in Civil Rights History
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in Civil Rights History

A Smithsonian Institution exhibition of a period in Civil Rights history is making a stop at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library. It's part of "381 Days" a series of special exhibits and events related to the civil rights movement that's running through October 15th. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with library spokeswoman Rita Rouse about the exhibit that she says was sparked by a 2000 study on social capital in Charlotte.

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381 Days in
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in

"Talladega Nights" Opens
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

"Talladega Nights" Opens

A film shot in Charlotte last year opened nationwide over the weekend. "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" stars fomer Saturday Night Live cast member, Will Ferrell. It's a comedy about a NASCAR driver from a fictional North Carolina town. The Charlotte Observer's Lawrence Toppman previewed the movie and he spoke with WFAE's Scott Graf about it.

Read Lawrence Toppman's review of the movie.

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381 Days in Civil Rights History
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in Civil Rights History

A Smithsonian Institution exhibition of a period in Civil Rights history is making a stop at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Main Library. It's part of "381 Days" a series of special exhibits and events related to the civil rights movement that's running through October 15th. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with library spokeswoman Rita Rouse about the exhibit that she says was sparked by a 2000 study on social capital in Charlotte.

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381 Days in
1:00 pm
Mon August 7, 2006

381 Days in

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