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Assessing Charlotte's Skyline
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Assessing Charlotte's Skyline

(1/10/06) In Charlotte Wednesday, a discussion will be held that deals with the city's architectural identity. The so-called "Towers" forum is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Region Civic Design Forum and the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Tom Low, Design Forum member and an organizer of the event.

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Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business

(1/10/06) More than 400 U.S. companies operate subsidiaries in Denmark. During a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark James Cain spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey about efforts to further strengthen Danish-American business and economic ties.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Update
12:00 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

NASCAR Hall of Fame Update

(1/9/06) NASCAR announced Thursday that two cities it had previously considered for its new hall of fame, have been eliminated from the selection process. That leaves Charlotte, Atlanta and Daytona as the three finalists. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with the NASCAR beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, David Poole.

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A New Look for HITS Officers
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2006

A New Look for HITS Officers

(1/6/06) Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department HITS (Highway Interdiction Traffic Safety) unit are sporting a new look. The new uniform was created for police officers who drive motorcycles. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Sgt. John Williams about the change.

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Good Food, Not Guilt
12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2006

Good Food, Not Guilt

(1/6/06) It's January! Time for a new start. For many of us, that means making resolutions about food. We launch new diets, and give up sugar or butter or wine. WFAE commentator and food writer Amy Rogers says enough already. She has a revised plan for staying healthy in 2006. Hear her suggestions.

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Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy
12:00 pm
Wed January 4, 2006

Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy

(1/4/06) A study released Tuesday shows Hispanics in North Carolina have a nine-billion-dollar-plus impact on the state's economy. The study was commissioned last year by the North Carolina Bankers Association. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with study author and UNC-Chapel Hill management professor John Kasarda.

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SB Economic Forecast for 2006
12:00 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

SB Economic Forecast for 2006

(1/3/06) The National Federation of Independent Business says overall, small business conditions in North Carolina are good. And the group's chief economist says for small business across the country conditions are expected to remain that way in 2006. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg about the shape of small business in general.

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The Rockettes
12:00 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

The Rockettes

(1/3/06) The world famous Rockettes were recently in Charlotte, dazzling audiences with their precision and eye-high kicks. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin got a backstage pass to the show. She brings us this profile of one Rockette.

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Learning to Give
12:00 pm
Fri December 23, 2005

Learning to Give

(12/23/05) It's sometimes hard to let go of childhood Christmas wishes that never came to be. For WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell, it was a while before she realized her daughter's Christmas wishes were not the same as hers.

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The Gift of...Nothing
12:00 pm
Thu December 22, 2005

The Gift of...Nothing

(12/22/05) WFAE commentator Krissa Palmer recalls one of the best holidays she ever had, in New Hampshire circa 1977. She was newly married and broke.

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