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Perdue's Visits to the Queen City
1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2008

Perdue's Visits to the Queen City

At the opening of her campaign office in Charlotte's Dilworth neighborhood, Bev Perdue shakes hands and chats animatedly with supporters.

She also talks campaign tactics with fellow Democrats until her press secretary tells her there's a microphone behind her.

High powered politicians, business leaders and Democratic fundraiser, Crandall Bowles turn out for Perdue's appearance. She reassures the group that she has far-reaching connections to the Queen City.

"My footprints are all over this community. Crandall Bowles knows that," says Perdue.

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Charlotte Gas Station Owner Subpoenaed
1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2008

Charlotte Gas Station Owner Subpoenaed

A Charlotte gas station owner subpoenaed by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he had a good reason to raise prices as Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast.

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Advocacy Groups Mobilize Against Wall Street
1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2008

Advocacy Groups Mobilize Against Wall Street Bailout

Advocacy groups as diverse Democracy for America and the conservative anti-illegal immigration group ALIPAC are speaking out against the proposed bailout for Wall Street. A national homeowners group says the plan rewards predatory lenders. And all of the groups are mobilizing their members to lobby Congress.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America - or NACA - has 500,000 members it hopes will call Congress and demand a stop to the bailout plan, which would spend $700 billion rescuing lenders from bad mortgage debt.

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Travel Expert: Pack Your Bags
1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2008

Travel Expert: Pack Your Bags

Never mind the economic turmoil, lagging U.S. dollar, or security concerns - award-winning author and world travel expert Doug Lansky says it's still a good time to pack your bags for global destinations. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Lansky about the current travel climate.

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McCrory on the Stump Outside Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

McCrory on the Stump Outside Charlotte

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Your Children's Health
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

Your Children's Health

Your Children's Health
Today we hear the amazing story of a couple who have used natural methods to help an autistic child and a child with ADHD. We'll look at the toxic world that our children live in and how to more safely navigate through the health dangers many kids face.
Guests:
Jill Urwick - Founder, Vital Interventions Accessible
Maureen McDonnell - Pediatric Nurse
David Kirby - Science Writer, New York Times and Author,
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy

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Deputy Police Chief to Retire
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

Deputy Police Chief to Retire

More personnel changes are afoot at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Late yesterday, the Senior Deputy Chief announced he's leaving.
CMPD Deputy Chief Jerry Sennett had hoped to be the department's chief. But when Virginian Rodney Monroe was selected for the spot, Sennett says he decided to stick around just long enough to help with the transition. During those months, Monroe did more than just transition. He radically changed department structure.
But Sennett says that's not why he's leaving.

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Former State Legislator Johnson Dies
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

Former State Legislator Johnson Dies

Former state legislator Jim Johnson who helped build the Republican Party in Cabarrus and Iredell counties died on Sunday. The 73-year-old is thought to have died from a heart attack.
Johnson began his political career as a Republican and switched his party affiliation a few times before joining and remaining with the Democratic party in 1987. He was first elected to the State House in 1963 as a Republican, served three terms and in 1983 was elected to the state Senate again as a Republican and served three terms there-finishing as a Democrat.

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Search Continues for Suspected Shooter
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2008

Search Continues for Suspected Shooter

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The Iraq veteran accused of shooting two Caldwell County Sheriff's deputies and killing one is still missing.
Flags in Lenoir were flying at half mast yesterday for the deputy who was killed Friday night. And at the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, a helicopter took up a swathe of the parking lot, ready to go if Skip Brinkley was located.

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Obama Rallies Charlotte
1:00 pm
Mon September 22, 2008

Obama Rallies Charlotte

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