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NC 8th in Motorcycle Deaths
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

NC 8th in Motorcycle Deaths

North Carolina ranks eighth in the nation for motorcycle crash deaths, according to a new analysis from AAA. Advocates say lax laws may be to blame. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Disposing of Radioactive Waste
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2008

Disposing of Radioactive Waste

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In the 1970s, the Southeast became a hotspot for nuclear power plants, thanks to a growing population and the widespread adoption of air-conditioning. Today, this region remains a top-producer of nuclear power, with several new plants in the planning stages. And yet, the nation continues to wrestle with how to handle the toxic waste these plants create. For now, the solution involves routinely shipping waste across the country. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Decline of the Daily Newspaper
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

Decline of the Daily Newspaper

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CMS Employees Owe $148K
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

CMS Employees Owe $148K

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced today some of its employees will have to pay back more than $148,000 dollars for payroll deduction errors made by the district. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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New Exhibit Opens at Discovery Place
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

New Exhibit Opens at Discovery Place

An exhibit depicting a fateful day in the life of the ancient Roman province of Pompeii opens today at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this preview of "A Day in Pompeii."

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Salmonella Cases on Rise in North Carolina
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

Salmonella Cases on Rise in North Carolina

North Carolina has seen an uptick in salmonella cases related to the nationwide outbreak. Officials originally linked the food-borne bacteria to tomatoes, but are now searching for another culprit. WFAE's Julie Rose reports that local health officials have joined the hunt.

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Analysts Predict Difficult Job Ahead for
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2008

Analysts Predict Difficult Job Ahead for Wachovia's New CEO

Today is the second day on the job for new Wachovia CEO Robert Steel. As the company's stock price continues to suffer as a result of bad mortgages acquired as part of Golden West Financial two years ago, analysts say Steel has a difficult job ahead in returning the company to profitability. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with one of those analysts, Robert Patten of investment company Morgan Keegan. Scott began by asking what advice the analyst would offer Robert Steel.

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Loans Available for Bio-Tech Startups
1:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2008

Loans Available for Bio-Tech Startups

A state-funded organization that promotes bio-tech research is now offering loans of up to one-million dollars for startup companies. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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Play Looks at Undocumented Students
1:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2008

Play Looks at Undocumented Students

A new play on the status of undocumented college students opens tonight at Carolina Actors Studio Theater in Charlotte. It's mostly about Marie Gonzalez, a senior at Westminster College in Missouri. She came to the U.S. with her parents from Costa Rica when she was five with the intention of applying for permanent residency, but the family missed some crucial filing dates and her parents took voluntary deportation three years ago. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Gonzalez on the day before she left for the Charlotte premier of "Limbo."

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It's Curtains for US Airways Movies
1:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2008

It's Curtains for US Airways Movies

US Airways has announced that, by the fall, the airline will remove the heavy machines that show in-flight movies. The carrier says doing so will save it about $10 million in fuel and other costs. It's the latest in a growing list of changes the airline is making in response to fuel prices that are 185% higher than they were a year ago. To talk about the changes and how US Airways and other airlines continue to cope - or attempt to cope - WFAE's Scott Graf called Joe Anselmo, the Senior Business Editor at Aviation Week Magazine.

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