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Announcements January 2009

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 6, 2009

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Sarah Stevenson announced that she was supporting Richard McElrath for appointment to the school board to represent District 2, and asked others to join her in making phone calls to board members to encourage McElrath's appointment.
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Rodney Moore announced that a few seats remain on a bus to the inauguration. The no-motel trip costs $99, leaves the 19th and returns to Charlotte the 21st. Info: 980-226-5673.
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Ken Koontz announced that WENS-TV would operate a $35 pay-to-view website at www.the44thinauguration.com for reporting and feature stories from "The Mountaintop: 5 historic days." Coverage of inaugural activities will be posted from Jan. 17 through Jan. 21, but the website is available now for registration. "A lot of those stories you won't see on the mainstream media," Koontz said.
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Chris Wilson announced that the N.C. Senate inauguration for Malcolm Graham would be held at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 11, at Johnson C. Smith University. Wilson said a death in the family prevented Graham from sending out invitations. All who wish to attend may do so, but RSVPs may be sent to Graham by e-mail at malcolmdist4@aol.com.
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Rodney Moore announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP was being reorganized under direction of an administrator from the national office, and that a reorganizing committee would be announced in mid-January. Information: 980-226-5673. Moore appealed for widespread participation in the regeneration of the group. "Every day," he said, "we still have challenges that make that organization relevant."
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Steve Johnston announced two changes on the Forum website at www.tueforumclt.org. The search engine on the site is now operating again, and searches only Forum pages. And a page tucked away on the site lists attendance at each Forum since July 2007. The information has been reported to the West Charlotte Recreation over the last 18 months for their tracking of public use of their building. The only change is that the information is now more publicly accessible.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of "The Peace That You Seek," an ongoing discussion he leads, which gives people "ways to continue strengthening their inner core irrespective of what is taking place around them." The next session is Monday, Jan. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at 1401 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of the Young Adult/Children section of the first Carolina Hyundai Hallelujah Gospel Choir Competition will be held Sunday, Jan. 25 at Carolina Hyundai, 805 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC at the Gold Hill Road interchange of I-77. Tickets that cover lunch are $10 (children under 12 free) from participating churches and www.streamersevents.com. Carolina Hyundai of Fort Mill will make a church donation to any church member who buys a vehicle from Carolina Hyundai during this three-part gospel series.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in a message that he would appear with Katt Eyze tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. on Secret Sanctuary at www.blogtalkradio.com/SecretSanctuary or by calling 646-716-8696 and listening in.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 13, 2009:
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Ken Koontz announced that WENS-TV would operate a $35 pay-to-view website at www.the44thinauguration.com for reporting and feature stories from "The Mountaintop: 5 historic days." Coverage of inaugural activities will be posted from Jan. 17 through Jan. 21, but the website is available now for registration.
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Toni Freeman announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and WTVI would sponsor a free education roundtable on education and the global economy on Monday, Jan. 26, with reception at 5:30 p.m. and the program from 6-7:30 at the Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. MeckEd plans a breakfast forum April 21 with Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts.
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Thomas Moore announced that the N.C. Central University Touring Choir from Durham will participate in all three services this Sunday morning at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd.
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Sindy Neagle Maxwell sent in an announcement of a legislative briefing on the state budget and economic forecast on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 8840 University City Blvd. across from the UNCC campus. Briefers include N.C. Budget & Tax Center Director Elaine Mejia and N.C. Justice Senior Policy Advocate Louisa Warren.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 20, 2009:
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Thomas Moore announced that former Myers Park Methodist assistant minister Alisa Lasater was featured in the New York Times. Lasater's white Capitol Hill United Methodist Church and black Ebenezer Methodist, whose buildings are in the same block, are exploring merger. The story is at
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/us/politics/19block.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=alisa%20capitol%20hill%20methodist&st=cse
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Dan Murrey noted that former Charlottean and Forum participant Decker Ngongang was pictured in the Charlotte Observer dancing at a pre-inaugural ball in Washington, D.C.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the website for signing up for the April 28 Avon Foundation Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence is now available at http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=wtc_home. The fund-raising walk is held at Quail Hollow Club in connection with Wachovia Championship Week.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of the Ladies of Elegance Super Bowl Party Feb. 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Info: Donna at 704-609-5038.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 27, 2009:
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Ken Koontz announced he was still posting videos from WENS-TV's coverage of the presidential inauguration, and the series can now be viewed without charge at www.wenstv.com/inauguration_videos.php.
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Ben Cooley commended a Charlotte Talks interview with A. Frank Johns on elder law and asset preservation that aired Monday, Jan. 26. Download the audio files from feed://www.wfae.org/wfae/rss/charlottetalks_audio.xml
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LaWana Mayfield announced the Feb. 3 free premiere of Crossroads Charlotte, the film version, to be aired simultaneously in six locations, with events beginning at 6 p.m. The six locations, some of which may already booked, are Ballantyne Village Theatre, the Charlotte Museum of History, Davidson College, Epicentre Theater, Johnson C. Smith University and UNC Charlotte.
To reserve a seat, go to www.crossroadscharlotte.org/moviepremiere.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of the 2009 UNCF Walk/Run for Education, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 beginning at the Wachovia Plaza downtown. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 per adult and $10 per student under 18. For more information and to register, www.ciaatournament.org/page/uncf-5k-walkrun-for-education.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

 

 

 

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at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.