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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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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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Holiday Letters
12:00 pm
Wed December 21, 2005

Holiday Letters

(12/21/05) WFAE commentator Peter Moore has some reflections on one holiday tradition. Like fruitcake, this tradition has many critics, yet we can't seem to live without it.

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The Christmas Puppy
12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

The Christmas Puppy

(12/20/05) Christmas gifts, especially those for children, can often lose their luster as soon as a few weeks after the holiday. But giving one particular gift requires a much longer commitment, and as WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson says, should therefore be researched accordingly.

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Memories of Iowa Winters
12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

Memories of Iowa Winters

(12/19/05) Charlotte's ice rink may not be as glamorous as the one at Rockefeller Center but it still works like a charm. WFAE commentator Jen Collins recently enjoyed a skate and says it reminded her of childhood winters.

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Bidding For The Coliseum
12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

Bidding For The Coliseum

(12/20/05) The bidding process for a high-profile piece of Charlotte real estate has been off-and-on in recent weeks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Scott Graf examines the game that's paused for now, but could soon heat up after the first of the year.

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