Friday, February 29, 2008

News Roundup, 2/29/08

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UNC-Charlotte football would boost students fees by $300 a year: Bringing football to UNC-Charlotte is going to cost a lot. The school did a study finding that school fees would increase to $300 a year. From the study conducted by the school there was no indication as to were the $70 million to $120 million needed to build a football stadium and facilities.

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NC tax preparer gets prison time for filing $6M in false returns: Lloyd Anthony Bastfield,

Charlotte tax preparer, was sentenced Feb. 28 to about six years in prison after he was said to have claimed nearly $6 million in false tax refunds. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced Bastfield to 70 months and he was ordered to pay more than $6 million.

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N.C. Flu cases continue to rise:The state Department of Health Services said that last week was the second-highest number of flu-like cases they saw since the monitoring of the flu began in 2002. State health officials said people need to was their hands, cover their mouths when they cough and stay home when you get sick.

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