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Young Charlotte-area Shoe Ambassadors in South
12:00 pm
Mon November 3, 2008

Young Charlotte-area Shoe Ambassadors in South Africa

Samaritan's Feet Founder and President Manny Ohonme. hspace=2

The Samaritan's Feet warehouse near uptown Charlotte is buzzing with young students and other volunteers.

They're busy packing 2,500 brand new pairs of Vans, Converse, FILA and other sneakers. The group is taking them to needy children in Cape Town, South Africa. The shoes are laced together and a pair of socks is slipped in.

Eighth-grader Neah Hubbard has just filled a canvas sack with shoes ready to go. She's eager for the two-week visit.

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Film Looks at America's Obsession with Beauty
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Film Looks at America's Obsession with Beauty

A new documentary opens in Charlotte theaters today showing the ugly side of beauty. Critics have compared it to the hit film "Super Size Me" that unmasked the dangers of fast food. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on "America the Beautiful."
"America the Beautiful" opens at the Ballantyne Village Theater Friday, October 31. Filmmaker Darryl Roberts will host a discussion with the movie audience Friday and Saturday nights after the film screens at 7:30 p.m.

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$5M - Mint Museum's Biggest Gift
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

$5M - Mint Museum's Biggest Gift

The $5.2 million gift is from the estate of Nancy Akers Wallace. Mint Museum officials say it will go directly to the museum's endowment fund.

Mint Museum Executive Director Phil Kline says the interest alone will help fund the museum's offerings.

"What this will be able to do is help with the cost of bringing shows to Charlotte from other institutions, the cost of running our own exhibitions that we'll present in the future. And probably every year, some portion of the fund will be used for educational programming," he says.

Foreign Policy with Senator Chuck Hagel
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Foreign Policy with Senator Chuck Hagel

Foreign Policy with Senator Chuck Hagel
Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska is in town to speak to the World Affairs Council of Charlotte about his book America: Our Next Chapter. He joins us for a conversation on foreign policy.
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Senator Chuck Hagel (R) of Nebraska

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Candidates for Mecklenburg County Commission
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Candidates for Mecklenburg County Commission At-Large Speak

Democrats

Republicans

Harold Cogdell, Jr. Listen

Dan Murrey Listen

Jennifer Roberts Listen

Hal Jordan Listen

Dan Ramirez Listen

Susan Walker Listen

Mecklenburg County residents may vote for three candidates.

Kids Don't Get It: Old-School Costumes Rule!
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Kids Don't Get It: Old-School Costumes Rule!

Tracy Curtis hspace=2

My mom says you always knew when it was Halloween because she'd be at the grocery store getting cardboard boxes. We made our costumes.

I remember one Halloween I was a box of Tide. My sister was an envelope and my other sister was a mailbox. Three sisters stuffed inside three giant boxes - a boxed set. The only place we could all stand together was in our carport. And Trick or Treating we had to waddle up to the door one at a time, while the other two stood at the bottom of the steps, ready to break the fall.

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Halloween Business is Booming
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Halloween Business is Booming

Like most Americans, Candace Rogers is sticking to a budget. But not when it comes to Halloween. She and her friends plan to spend twice as much as usual.

"We're gonna get two costumes because we have two parties to go to," says Rogers, scanning a wall of skimpy outfits at a costume store. "I'm looking for probably like a pirate costume, and a nurse costume."

That sexy pirate costume runs about 80 bucks. It pays to be in the Halloween business right now.

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Scaring Up Bigfoot for Halloween
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Scaring Up Bigfoot for Halloween

Philip Morris with a Bigfoot costume. hspace=2

If you bought your Halloween disguise online or from a seasonal shop, chances are very good it came from the Morris Costumes warehouse in Charlotte. It is a top wholesaler in the costume business with legendary roots.

You can see why from old TV clips like this. . . "it looks like a man in a suit, but so would the Bigfoot of legend. . . "

Philip Morris, the founder of Morris Costumes, remembers seeing that clip for the first time.

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Near Death &Out of Body Experiences
1:00 pm
Thu October 30, 2008

Near Death &Out of Body Experiences

Near Death & Out of Body Experiences
This is a time of year when we think of otherworldly things and today we meet an expert who studies near-death and out-of-body experiences. Do people really see a gateway to an afterlife or is there a scientific explanation for the experience?
Dr. Diane Corcoran - R.N. and President, International Association for Near Death Studies

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Dunlap Appointed to Mecklenburg County Commission
1:00 pm
Thu October 30, 2008

Dunlap Appointed to Mecklenburg County Commission

Mecklenburg County Commissioners have approved George Dunlap's appointment to the board with a 6-to-0 vote. He's schedule to be sworn-in tomorrow.

Republicans Bill James, who led the charge to hold up the appointment, and Karen Bentley were absent.

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