NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery

(8/30/05) After 20 years of discussion, North Carolina lawmakers have finally passed a state-run lottery to benefit education.
The state Senate debated Tuesday afternoon, then was deadlocked in a 24-24 vote. Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, the Senate's presiding officer, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the lottery.

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Fried Green Tomatoes
1:00 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

Fried Green Tomatoes

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(8/10/05) Newcomers to the South may notice how much food is fried here. So, after four years in Charlotte, WFAE reporter and New Jersey native Jaime Bedrin figured it was about time she mastered at least one Southern dish.

Dive In
1:00 pm
Wed August 3, 2005

Dive In

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(8/3/05) Elite divers from across the country are competing in the 2005 Speedo National Diving Championships. The event is taking place at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, one of the only facilities in the area with competition-caliber dive boards and platforms. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with diving coach and organizer Ted Hautau.

A New Furniture Market
1:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2005

A New Furniture Market

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(7/29/05) Twice every year, furniture retailers from all across the country gather in High Point for the world's largest furniture market. It's a major economic boost to the Triad, adding more than a billion dollars to the local economy annually. But a new market was recently held in Las Vegas. To talk about that event and its potential effects on the High Point market, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Joe Carroll, the publisher of Furniture Today Magazine.

Hidden Art Found!
1:00 pm
Thu July 28, 2005

Hidden Art Found!

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7/28/05) This summer, scavengers from Melbourne, to Tel Aviv, to New York and even Charlotte are hunting for art. They're looking in not so obvious places like cracks in the pavement or in the woodwork of bus stop benches. And getting help with clues from the website cracksinthepavement.com. The website is named after a global art project called Cracks in the Pavement, which aims to get unknown artists' work out in public.www.cracksinthepavement.com

UNCC Researchers Take a New Look at Asthma
1:00 pm
Thu July 28, 2005

UNCC Researchers Take a New Look at Asthma

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(7/27/05) Roughly six million American children suffer from asthma, and recently medical professionals gathered at UNC-Charlotte to answer questions about the often misunderstood disease. The school is conducting asthma research in families, looking for ways to help keep kids with asthma out of the hospital. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with UNC-Charlotte professor Dr. Andrew Harver about the study.More information about the study can be found at www.projectontrac.uncc.edu.

Search Begins for Hidden Art
1:00 pm
Fri July 8, 2005

Search Begins for Hidden Art

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(7/8/05) Throughout the summer months, artists from San Francisco to Tel Aviv to Melbourne are placing works of art in public - on the sly. And on July 10th, Charlotte will officially be part of the "Cracks in the Pavement" art project. WFAE's Simone Orendain talked with Austin-based installation artist and "Cracks..." coordinator, Heather Johnson.
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Convention Center Implosion
1:00 pm
Fri June 24, 2005

Convention Center Implosion

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(6/27/05) Sunday morning Charlotte said a final farewell to the City's old Convention Center - that's the vacant building on College Street, between Trade and Fourth, the one with pyramids on top. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin took a last look before it was history.

Bidding for the NASCAR Hall of Fame
1:00 pm
Wed June 1, 2005

Bidding for the NASCAR Hall of Fame

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(6/1/05) Bids were due Tuesday from Charlotte and four other cities gunning for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The cities competing against Charlotte are: Atlanta, Daytona Beach, Richmond, and Kansas City. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Bank of America Chief Marketing Officer Cathy Bessant about the strong points of Charlotte's bid.

Gross!
1:00 pm
Tue May 31, 2005

Gross!

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(5/31/05) The GROSSOLOGY exhibit at Discovery Place is oozing with tidbits and factoids about the smelly, the bad and ugly of the human body. WFAE's Simone Orendain got a sneak peek before it opened to see just how "gross" it all is.

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