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Archive for November, 2009

Air Force volunteer auxiliary flies under public’s radar

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Brandon SneedStarNews Correspondent

Here’s a hypothetical situation: midnight, a young man’s cell phone rings, and he answers to hear, “We’ve got a mission – can you come?”Without hesitation our potential hero says he can and leaps from his bed to don his gear. Minutes later he’s outside, jumping into a van, off to possibly save a life.

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Crib recall the largest in US history

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Parents, listen up. The biggest crib recall in US history is underway.

Stork Craft Manufacturing is recalling more than two million drop-side cribs. About 150,000 of them carry the Fisher-Price logo.

The cribs are linked to four infants that suffocated.

There has long been safety problems with so-called drop side cribs, a side that lowers to allow easier access to a baby.

Parents are urged to stop using the cribs until receiving a free repair kit from Stork Craft.

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Parents, listen up. The biggest crib recall in US history is underway.

Stork Craft Manufacturing is recalling more than two million drop-side cribs. About 150,000 of them carry the Fisher-Price logo.

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Waste officials see positive response after plastic bottle ban

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.Mcgrath@StarNewsOnline.com

When North Carolina moved to kick the can from landfills in 1994, the message that aluminum being tossed out in the trash was illegal got crushed by public apathy. But when the state moved to ban plastic bottles from the dump effective Oct. 1, the response was overwhelming.

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New Hanover’s Zimmer Cancer Center gets $2 million for minority research

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington cancer researchers have received a second round of federal funding to address the disease’s unequal burden on minority and underserved groups.

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NC tries to estimate jobs, dollars of creativity

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s culture mavens are out to show that real jobs flow from creative pursuits like arts, design and new media.

State Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco release a report Tuesday in Charlotte on how creative industries contribute to the economy.

Officials are trying to put some estimates on the value of artists, historical preservation and Internet publishing.

Advocates say creative pursuits are responsible for thousands of North Carolina jobs and millions of dollars. Supporters say communities where arts workers are concentrated are considered to have better quality of life, which attracts new businesses.

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

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North Carolina’s culture mavens are out to show that real jobs flow from creative pursuits like arts, design and new media.

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