The Two-Way
1:08 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Roger Clemens Returns To Pro Baseball Saturday; Majors Next?

Roger Clemens in 2007, as he was throwing batting practice for the Houston Astros. Could he be back in an Astros' uniform next month?
David J. Phillip AP

The Rocket is going to be pitching again Saturday night.

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The Two-Way
1:02 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Nike's New Frontier: LeBron X Sneakers Will Sell For $315

Nike's new Lebron X. Fully loaded, they will retail for $315.
Nike

Despite tough economic times, Nike is about to go where it has never gone before: Its Lebron X sneakers are expected to retail for $315. That's the first time a pair of its kicks breaks the $300 barrier.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the price hike comes after the company saw some steep drops to its gross margins. But the company may be taking its customers too far. The Journal reports:

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Problems Plague Uptown Pay-By-Cell Parking System
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Problems Plague Uptown Pay-By-Cell Parking System

Parking citation. Photo: Jennifer Lang

Parking citation. Photo: Jennifer Lang

A new technology to let parkers pay the meter via smart phone in Uptown Charlotte hit a snag that nearly led to its abandon by city officials. They're now hopeful they 've fixed the problem that led to dozens of erroneous tickets.

No need to ever scrounge for change! That was the promise when the city launched "ParkMobile" in March. A quick phone call or tap of a mobile app would feed the meter at any Uptown street spot.

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Cemeteries In Our Midst
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Cemeteries In Our Midst

A gravestone in the cemetery adjacent to the Grand Promenade Village in University City. Photo: Tanner Latham.

Mecklenburg County has at least 270 known cemetery sites. Some are obvious, located along a main road or next to a church. But other burial grounds have become obscured by the passage of time, neglect, or urban sprawl. WFAE's Mark Rumsey reports on a few local cemeteries that are "hidden in plain sight."

A gravestone in the cemetery adjacent to the Grand Promenade Village in University City. Photo: Tanner Latham.

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Panel Says Community Needs To Tackle Education
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Panel Says Community Needs To Tackle Education Problems Together

A school superintendent, a school board chairman and a former governor sat down to talk education last night as part of the build up to the DNC. They didn't solve any problems, but they discussed challenges facing North Carolina students and suggested ways to overcome them.

The challenges include fifth graders who can't read, teenagers who drop out, parents who don't check up on their kids, and teachers who don't get the support they need.

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Charlotte Observer - District Attorney: CMPD
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Charlotte Observer - District Attorney: CMPD Officer Acted Lawfully In Fatal Shooting

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed 28-year-old Michael Deangelo Laney during a struggle to arrest him in July will not be prosecuted.
Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray wrote in a letter Monday to the police chief that the use of deadly force by Officer A.J. Holzhauer was justified.
"There is no evidence that Officer Holzhauer acted unlawfully," Murray's letter to Police Chief Rodney Monroe said.

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In Studio With Matisyahu
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

In Studio With Matisyahu

Listen to full interview below.

Matisyahu was born Matthew Miller. He was inspired to embrace the strict Lubavitch Hassidic sect of Judaism in part by references to the Old Testament in Reggae music. While in Charlotte for a performance, Matisyahu spoke to WFAE's Marshall Terry about trying to channel the power of prayer into his music, shaving his Hassidic beard, and motorcycle excursions into the country while on tour.

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September 11th Memorial Designer
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

September 11th Memorial Designer

Shots - Health Blog
12:46 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Hospitals Gripe About Health Insurers, Too

When it comes to dealing with insurers, hospitals like some more than others.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 1:19 pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged that health insurance companies can be a pain for patients. What may be a surprise is that hospitals often complain, too. And the reasons aren't so different from those of consumers: Denied claims. Low reimbursement. Late reimbursement. Thickets of red tape.

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It's All Politics
12:15 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Both Sides Can Claim Some Money Advantage In Presidential Race

Air Force One is parked at John F. Kennedy International Airport before President Obama's July 30 departure from New York City, where he was attending a private fundraiser.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 1:53 pm

New reports from the presidential campaigns show that Republican Mitt Romney last month widened his cash advantage over President Obama. But the numbers reported to the Federal Election Commission paint a more complex picture of the race and the vast amounts of money fueling the campaign.

The Obama campaign committee, Obama for America, reported raising about $39 million, almost $11 million more than was raised in July by the Romney campaign committee, Romney For President.

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