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Self-Deportation Not a Hit
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2008

Self-Deportation Not a Hit

The federal program that allows illegal immigrants to turn themselves in on their own terms is ending this Friday. So far, just six people have participated. In Chalotte, which is one of five pilot cities for the program, there's little interest in supporting it. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Governor Vetoes Big Boats on Road
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Governor Vetoes Big Boats on Road

Easley says no to larger boats on roads

By Julie Rose

Governor Easley has capsized an attempt by state lawmakers to allow bigger boats on North Carolina roads.

To justify his veto, Easley conjured frightful images of oversized boats colliding with school buses and semis on narrow roads. The measure would have increased to 9.5 feet the acceptable width for a boat being towed on state roads.

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Web Extra: Extended Interview with Guardian Ad
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Web Extra: Extended Interview with Guardian Ad Litem Adminstrator

Mecklenburg County Guardian Ad Litem administrator Dana Frady speaks with WFAE's Julie Rose about the shortage of volunteers for the program.

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Shortage of Voluteers to Assist Abused Children
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

Shortage of Voluteers to Assist Abused Children

CMS Announces New Athletic Eligibility Rules
1:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2008

CMS Announces New Athletic Eligibility Rules

Athletes, coaches and parents in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will now have an anonymous tip line to call when they suspect cheaters on the field. New rules announced today bring closure to months of controversy over athletic eligibility in the district. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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Arts Preview 2008-2009
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2008

Arts Preview 2008-2009

Arts Preview 2008-2009
We look at the year ahead for the performing arts in our region. We'll visit with several critics and journalists who follow the arts including theatre, dance, music and the visual arts. From Broadway tours to a major Andy Warhol exhibition, it promises to be a busy year in the arts.
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Perry Tannenbaum - Arts Editor, Creative Loafing Charlotte

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Apartments for Wide-range of Incomes Open
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2008

Apartments for Wide-range of Incomes Open

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership opened doors today on a new apartment complex that will be home to families with wide-ranging income levels. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Web Extra: Extended Interview with Rev. Buck and
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2008

Web Extra: Extended Interview with Rev. Buck and Beth Cupp

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Lake Norman's Beth Shalom Finds a Home
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2008

Lake Norman's Beth Shalom Finds a Home

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Local Paddlers' Olympic Run Ends
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2008

Local Paddlers' Olympic Run Ends

There were mixed results: Charlottean Ben Fraker placed sixth in the whitewater canoe event. But kayaker Scott Parsons did not make it to the final round. Watching all of this in Charlotte was Brett Heyl. He's regarded as the second best kayaker in the country, and also the second best in the world. Still he did not make it to the Olympics this year because a change in rules now only allows one boat per event and Parsons outperformed him at the trials. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke to Heyl about this past week watching from the sidelines.

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