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Archive for March, 2009

Oprah show to feature NC Research Campus founder

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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KANNAPOLIS — “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will feature the 85-year-old founder of the N.C. Research Campus when the show does a segment on “extreme life extension.”

The Salisbury Post reported that the show featuring campus founder David Murdock will air Tuesday. The billionaire founder of Dole Food Co. developed the $1.5 billion research campus in Kannapolis to help people lead longer, healthier lives.

Camera crews filmed Winfrey visiting Murdock at his California Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake Village, about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Producers also spent eight hours at the campus on March 1 to get footage that filmed seven scientists.

Murdock has said that his wife’s death in 1985 motivated him to found the research campus.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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“The Oprah Winfrey Show” will feature the 85-year-old founder of the N.C. Research Campus when the show does a segment on “extreme life extension.”

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Boaters World stores closing

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Boaters World Marine Centers is closing all of its 130 stores nationally, including locations in Wilmington and Southport.

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New Pender industrial park could open in fall

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Pender County officials could be ready to open a 378-acre industrial park this fall on U.S. 421 just across the New Hanover County line.

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NC school system might drop alternative class

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina school system is considering dropping an alternative school program for students who are suspended, because of budget problems.

Wake County school administrators say eliminating a program that allows suspended students to go to alternative schools would save $1.2 million. Students who are given long-term suspensions would be offered online courses to keep up with their classes.

Wake Superintendent Del Burns told The News & Observer of Raleigh the program would still meet the requirements of state law.

Calla Wright with the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African America Children said eliminating the alternative school program would not help the students.

Wake County schools had 8.3 long-term suspensions per 1,000 students last year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A North Carolina school system is considering dropping an alternative school program for students who are suspended, because of budget problems.

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GE Hitachi moves toward building reactors in India

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Castle Hayne-based joint venture of General Electric Co. and Japan’s Hitachi said it has signed agreements with the Nuclear Power Corp. of India and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited to collaborate on building nuclear reactors.

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