Monday, April 28, 2008

News Roundup, 4/28/08

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Marquee rivalry steals voter attention: The N.C. primary is now center stage. Instead of the anticipated 700,000 to 800,000, Democratic primary voters are now expected to reach 1.2 million to 1.5 million, many of whom are new voters not that familiar with the party.

Hillary Clinton will visit Concord, NC at the Troutman's BBQ, 362 Church St. North, then off to Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena, April 28. Barack Obama will be in Hickory April 29 at Hickory High School. John McCain has hopped on the bandwagon and will be in Charlotte May 5.

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Graffiti show draws critical sandblast: There is an upcoming art exhibit dedicated to graffiti painters in South End. City officials and business leaders are squirming in their pants — they believe it promotes vandalism. Organizers believe this is the first time a Charlotte gallery has dedicated a show completely to graffiti art. The "Off the Wall: Graffiti Art" opens at 6 p.m. May 2 at the Charlotte Art League Gallery on Camden Road. Promoting the event includes the controversial graffiti workshop teaching techniques of how to properly do graffiti, but not to promote vandalism.

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Vote recount: Mugabe's party loses parliament: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe lost at the chance to win back control Zimbabwe's parliament, according to the official recount results released on April 26.

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