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7:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Crowning A Better Nickname For The Panthers-Bengals Game

Hey our city logo even has a crown! We win right?
Credit City of Charlotte / City of Cincinnati

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers take on the Cincinnati Bengals in what’s being called the "Queen City Bowl." Here are some suggestions for alternative names for the matchup.

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10:06 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Commentary: Thanksgiving 1963

Thanksgiving 1963 was a somber occasion because of the assassination of President Kennedy the previous week. Commentator Gus Succop says his death made Thanksgiving especially important that year. He also learned a lifelong lesson that day.

Many of us still remember exactly where we were on November 22, 1963.  I was in fifth grade.  After gym that day, our PE teacher told us the news: the president had been shot.  We looked at each other as if our teacher had just spoken to us in Swahili.  That weekend, our family ate every meal in front of our black-and-white television set.

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12:00 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

Avoiding the Little White Lie

(1/17/06) For many people, telling the truth one-hundred-percent of the time is tougher than it seems. Even those with the best intentions sometimes get caught in a little white lie. And for them, WFAE commentator Tom Pfahlert has some advice.

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12:00 pm
Fri January 6, 2006

Good Food, Not Guilt

(1/6/06) It's January! Time for a new start. For many of us, that means making resolutions about food. We launch new diets, and give up sugar or butter or wine. WFAE commentator and food writer Amy Rogers says enough already. She has a revised plan for staying healthy in 2006. Hear her suggestions.

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12:00 pm
Fri December 23, 2005

Learning to Give

(12/23/05) It's sometimes hard to let go of childhood Christmas wishes that never came to be. For WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell, it was a while before she realized her daughter's Christmas wishes were not the same as hers.

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12:00 pm
Thu December 22, 2005

The Gift of...Nothing

(12/22/05) WFAE commentator Krissa Palmer recalls one of the best holidays she ever had, in New Hampshire circa 1977. She was newly married and broke.

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12:00 pm
Wed December 21, 2005

Holiday Letters

(12/21/05) WFAE commentator Peter Moore has some reflections on one holiday tradition. Like fruitcake, this tradition has many critics, yet we can't seem to live without it.

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12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

The Christmas Puppy

(12/20/05) Christmas gifts, especially those for children, can often lose their luster as soon as a few weeks after the holiday. But giving one particular gift requires a much longer commitment, and as WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson says, should therefore be researched accordingly.

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12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

Memories of Iowa Winters

(12/19/05) Charlotte's ice rink may not be as glamorous as the one at Rockefeller Center but it still works like a charm. WFAE commentator Jen Collins recently enjoyed a skate and says it reminded her of childhood winters.

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12:00 pm
Tue December 6, 2005

The College Application

(12/6/05) WFAE commentator Jean Spangler thinks her son is perfectly average. The trouble is, these days Spangler says it seems like everyone else's child is outstanding.

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