Wednesday, February 27, 2008

News Roundup 2/27/08

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Obama Tops New National Polls: The Clinton campaign has one new worry. Not only is Obama-mania showing no signs of slowing, but Democrat and Republican voters alike see him as the candidate with the most electablity. The latest USA Today/ Gallup poll asked Republicans which Democrat McCain would have a better chance of beating. The answer was Clinton 66 percent, Obama 18 percent. Obama thinks the answer is this: “It’s a choice between going into the general election with the Republicans already united against us, or running with a campaign that has already united Americans of all parties around the agenda for change. Now that’s the choice."

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CIAA Plays Big Role in Stellar Documentary: Film maker Dan Klores directs and produces Black Magic a 4 hour documentary that will be viewed on Thursday, February 28 at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre at 1 p.m. The film is a must see for any basketball fan. It not only showcases the talents of CIAA legends like Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, but also the struggles that the players and coaches had to endure to play a sport that many black men today take for granted.

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Charlotte SWAT Operation Ends in Shots, Arrests: At 6 a.m. Charlotte Mecklenburg SWAT arrived at a house on Langston Mill Road to serve a warrant on a suspected illegal immigrant who was allegedly connected to forged N.C. Department of Motor Vehicle documents. According to Julie Hill, a spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the officers arrived at the house and were fired upon. The police arrested about a dozen people who are suspected to be members of the gang MS-13.

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- Charity Frederick

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