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Art-o-mat's Charlotte Debut
1:00 pm
Thu April 13, 2006

Art-o-mat's Charlotte Debut

(4/13/06) The main library in Uptown Charlotte is home to a cigarette machine turned mini art-dispenser. It's just over a month since the Art-o-mat was installed and already there are some empty slots. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain reports on the business of vending art.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Lawrence
1:00 pm
Thu April 13, 2006

The Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman

(4/11/06) WFAE is pleased to partner with Discovery Place on its Journey Beyond the Words lecture series in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. In this installment Dr. Lawrence Schiffman discusses "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism."

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Financial Impact of U.C. Great
1:00 pm
Wed April 12, 2006

Financial Impact of U.C. Great

(4/12/06) Thursday, Charlotte Chamber members will participate in a forum about how the University area financially impacts the surrounding seven-county region. From the Caronlinas Business Bureau, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with UNCC's Vice-Chancellor David Dunn and asked him about University City's impact on the region.

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Financial Impact of U.C. Great
1:00 pm
Wed April 12, 2006

Financial Impact of U.C. Great

(4/12/06) Thursday, Charlotte Chamber members will participate in a forum about how the University area financially impacts the surrounding seven-county region. From the Caronlinas Business Bureau, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with UNCC's Vice-Chancellor David Dunn and asked him about University City's impact on the region.

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Hispanics Protest
1:00 pm
Mon April 10, 2006

Hispanics Protest

(4/10/06) A group of immigrant advocates is urging Latino immigrants not to spend any money today. The group Communities for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is asking Hispanics in the Charlotte region not to buy gasoline, food, clothing and other consumer items and to skip gong to the bank. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with local organizer Laura Ciudad about the day of protest.

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Latest Jim Black Analysis
1:00 pm
Fri April 7, 2006

Latest Jim Black Analysis

(4/7/06) In the past week, a handful of North Carolina House Democrats have spoken out against Jim Black staying on as Speaker of the House. A caucus has been requested to deliberate Black's future. That news follows months of controversy and investigations surrounding the Matthews lawmaker. WFAE's Scott Graf talks with North Carolina State political science professor Andrew Taylor about the situation.

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A Day with the Superintendents
1:00 pm
Fri April 7, 2006

A Day with the Superintendents

(4/5/06) The three candidates vying for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent met with business and community leaders as part of their daylong meet and greet with the public.In this report, WFAE's Simone Orendain highlights their views on two major issues in the school district.

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President Bush in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Thu April 6, 2006

President Bush in Charlotte

(04/06/06) President Bush visited Charlotte Wednesday to talk about terrorism and the Iraq war. The President also answered questions from several audience members. Mr. Bush spoke a lot about his committment to bring democracy to Iraq. He called Iraq the central front in the war on terror and said an early withdraw would embolden the enemy and send the wrong message to United States troops and their families.

CMS Superintendent Candidate Drops Out
1:00 pm
Thu April 6, 2006

CMS Superintendent Candidate Drops Out

(04/06/06) - Guilford County Schools Superintendent Terry Grier withdrew his name as a finalist to head Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Grier was in the running with two others for the job in the bigger school district. But he said at a news conference this afternoon that his heart wasn't in it and that's why he dropped out. Grier also says he feels a deep moral commitment to the children of Guilford County. There were reports that community leaders in Greensboro urged Grier to remain in the district.

Update on CMPD Officer
1:00 pm
Wed April 5, 2006

Update on CMPD Officer

(04/05/06) An officer who was shot in the head today while serving a warrant is out of surgery and doing well, a Charlotte city spokeswoman says. Doctors at CMC say 37-year-old Officer Kavan Hazrati is in serious, but stable condition. Doctors were successfully able to remove the bullet. The shooting happened late this morning on Norcroft Drive off W.T. Harris Boulevard in the Mallard Creek/University Research Park area. Police say the suspect is barricaded inside his home and apparently holding his brother against his will. W.T. Harris remains closed between Mallard Creek Rd.

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