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Electronic Stability Control May Become Mandatory
1:00 pm
Wed September 13, 2006

Electronic Stability Control May Become Mandatory

Soccer Helping Immigrants Feel at Home
1:00 pm
Wed September 13, 2006

Soccer Helping Immigrants Feel at Home

A new book highlights the role soccer played in the lives of young Hispanic immigrants trying to fit-in, in one North Carolina town in the 1990s. The book "A Home on the Field" chronicles the development of the Siler City Jets high school soccer team, and its road to the state championship two years ago. WFAE's Scott Graf had a chance to speak with the book's author, journalist Paul Cuadros.

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Pandemic Conference in Conover
1:00 pm
Wed September 13, 2006

Pandemic Conference in Conover

A national conference designed to help businesses prepare for a pandemic will be held today in the Catawba County city of Conover. International pandemic expert Dr. Michael Osterholm will lead the event. WFAE's Mark Rumsey asked him to define pandemic.

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Significance of 9-11 to CFD
1:00 pm
Mon September 11, 2006

Significance of 9-11 to CFD

With events commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy underway nationwide, we thought it important to talk with our local firefighters. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Captain Robert Brisley of the Charlotte Fire Department. He asked about the significance of this day to them.

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Extra-ordinary
1:00 pm
Fri September 8, 2006

Extra-ordinary

WFAE commentator Gus Succop wonders: What happens when the next major news story comes along ... pretty often? He's taken a closer look at the news lately and shares these thoughts:

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Foreign Words
1:00 pm
Wed September 6, 2006

Foreign Words

The national debate over whether English should be the official U.S. language has moved closer to home. In recent weeks, members of local government in Matthews and Landis have tried to push English-only ordinances. WFAE commentator Sally Phillips shares her thoughts on the matter.

Immigrant Words

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Uptown Baseball Plan Progresses
1:00 pm
Wed September 6, 2006

Uptown Baseball Plan Progresses

Supporters of the effort to bring minor league baseball to uptown Charlotte have held an organizing meeting. The proposal would include a new stadium for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. Center City Partners President Michael Smith is helping to spearhead the effort. WFAE's Mark Rumsey got this update from Smith.

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McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory recently hosted another meeting of his immigration study commission. The committee is hunting for local information and data so they can make informed recommendations on how to deal with issues surrounding both legal and illegal immigration. The committee is expected to issue a final report in December. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Mayor McCrory. He asked him why it was important to localize the immigration debate.

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The Charlotte Economy
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

The Charlotte Economy

Most economic news that's being made in Charlotte these days seems to be good. Charlotte companies are growing, and new ones are relocating to the city. But just how strong is the region's economic machine? And why? From the Carolinas Business Bureau, we went in search of the answers.

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McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory recently hosted another meeting of his immigration study commission. The committee is hunting for local information and data so they can make informed recommendations on how to deal with issues surrounding both legal and illegal immigration. The committee is expected to issue a final report in December. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Mayor McCrory. He asked him why it was important to localize the immigration debate.

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