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Water Main Leaks Getting Attention
1:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Water Main Leaks Getting Attention

Four water main leaks have made the news over the past week. Charlotte-Mecklenburg utility officials say leaks are not unusual, but the attention is. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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The Impact of Newspaper's Staff Reduction
1:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

The Impact of Newspaper's Staff Reduction

The Charlotte Observer's publisher McClatchy is eliminating 1,400 jobs between the 29 papers the company owns. The publisher says a 15% drop in ad revenue forced its hand. The Observer has announced it's cutting 11% of its staff. The newsroom will lose 22 positions, leaving just over 200 employees in that department. UNC Journalism Professor Phil Meyer has studied how newspapers are coping as circulation and advertising decline. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke to him about the impact these cuts will have on coverage of the Charlotte area.

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Illiteracy
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Illiteracy

Illiteracy
Functional illiteracy is on the rise in Mecklenburg County. Our panel of experts will examine the reasons for this increase in illiteracy and we'll discuss the programs and resources available to combat this problem.

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Second Ward Structure Up for Historic Landmark
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Second Ward Structure Up for Historic Landmark Status

The old stomping grounds of the Second Ward Tigers are back on the agenda at city hall. Tonight the Charlotte zoning commission will consider designating the Second Ward High School gymnasium a historic landmark. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Nursed Back to Health, Goose to be Released
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Nursed Back to Health, Goose to be Released

Today, workers with the group Carolina Waterfowl Rescue will release an injured goose they've nursed back to good health. The goose was captured nine days ago after he was discovered with a nail through his neck. It's thought he was shot at an area construction site. Jennifer Gordon is with the Indain Trail-based organization. She talked with WFAE's Scott Graf as she was on her way to pick up the bird.

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Report: NC Does Litte to Protect Those Buying
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Report: NC Does Litte to Protect Those Buying Health Insurance Individually

North Carolina does little to protect patients who buy their health insurance on an individual basis, rather than part of an employer plan. That's the finding of a new report from Families USA. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

Band Entertains All Ages
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Band Entertains All Ages

The band They Might Be Giants headlined Charlotte's music scene over the weekend with a show for grown-ups at the Visulite followed by two sold-out gigs for kids at ImaginON's Tricycle Musicfest. WFAE's Julie Rose takes a look at the band's unusual appeal across generations in Charlotte.

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NC Tomato Growers Worried
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

NC Tomato Growers Worried

The nationwide outbreak of salmonella linked to some kinds of tomatoes and the ongoing warning from the FDA have many North Carolina tomato growers worried for their livelihood. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Feeding Students on the Free or Discounted Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Feeding Students on the Free or Discounted Lunch Plan in Summer

As an urban school district, almost half of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students are poor enough to qualify for free or discounted school lunch. So, how do all those children get enough to eat when school's out? WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Unemployment in the Carolinas
1:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2008

Unemployment in the Carolinas

Unemployment in the Carolinas
Unemployment has made a record leap in the wrong direction. That's not news to the thousands of Carolinians who now find themselves where they thought they'd never be -- without a job. Today we talk about employing the unemployed because a third of companies surveyed recently said they still plan to add employees over the next year. Tune in and find out what they're looking for.
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