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eyeglass prescription. 3 3 good morning... 3 it's .... friday, january 8-th i'm holly headrick. and i'm jay siltzer good morning. here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7- day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 trading in china is up this morning... after economic turmoil there shook markets
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zak reports what this will this mean for the u-s markets today. 3 finally, a good trading day on the chinese markets after previously sparking global market panics over fears of a slowing chinese economy, the shanghai composite index closed 2% *higher* at the end of trading on friday. on thursday, chinese stocks fell 7% and trading was suspended 30 minutes after opening fueling a nosedive on wall street.the dow closed down nearly 400 points yesterday. wall street natsand with all those investors pulling their hair, average americans may be looking at their investments and retirement funds with concern. so what should you do? first, experts say don't sell or change your 401k in a panic yahoo sot if you end up selling when the markets are down, you're setting yourself up for losses potentially. next, realize that the sell-offs have *may* present an opportunity to purchase stocks at a discount.8. soundbite (english) jonathan corpina, senior managing partner, meridian equity partners:// if there are stocks out there that you have been following over time - that in your in opinion have been too expensive for you to purchase - this might be the time to step in."finally, take advantage of the benefits--oil prices at their lowest level in 12-years may be a boon to your family's finances.yahoo sot this is just a terrific thing for people heating their homes, people buying cars or driving. that is free money in
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job report comes out today--most economists are optimistic, forcasting thousands of new jobs.lana zak, abcn, w 3 3 today, marks five years since a deadly spree shooting in tucson, arizona. it left then- congresswoman gabrielle giffords severely hurt and six people dead. among the fatalities -- a nine-year-old girl and the chief judge for the u-s district court in arizona. eighteen others were hurt. giffords was speaking to constituents at a "congress on your corner" event, when 22-year-old jared lee loughner opened fire. loughner is
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3 a waynesville mother charged with prostitution tells news 13 why she did it. dionne gray says it was an act of desperation to help her family make ends meet. she says her husband is fighting skin cancer and is looking for a job... and the bills were piling up. she admits she turned to prostitution, but never when her children were home. ((stop)) 3 not really hurting anybody ya know. that's how i looked at it. but i guess now i've hurt a lot of people.3 her husband david is also charged in the case... with aiding and abetting. dionne gray's next court date is january 13th. 3 3 the fire marshal in caldwell county is working to determine what caused an explosion at a warehouse in hickory. it happened at a business that recycles plastic bags and other items on highway 3-21. two workers were knocked to the ground by the blast. the owner tried to help put out
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3 (no verbatim)3 the fire mashal estimates the damage to be tens of thousands of dollars. 3 3 uber drivers are now being charged with criminal trespassing at the asheville regional airport. airport police are issuing cease and desist letters to local uber drivers. it's because the drivers do not have ground transporation permits. and since uber employees use privately-owned vehicles... they cannot get a commercial license or "for-hire" tags from the north carolina d-m-v. 3 "we need to have an airport permit for a commercial vehicle. we're not a commericial vehicle and can't get for hire plates as an uber driver from what i understand from the dmv. so we're kind of stuck. they want us to pay for a permit we can't even get." airport officials tell news 13 they are working with uber to 3 3 two hendersonville fire trucks were damaged during a breast cancer awareness program last october. the
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but, the interim fire chief says the trucks sustained 70- thousand dollars worth of damage in the process. fortunately... insurance will cover it. the interim chief says the department used 'sign-o-rama' of asheville to decorate the vehicles. 3 6:18 ( ) "one of their employees that installed the pink wrap was using a cutting tool and actually put some cuts and scratches in the paint of the truck." both trucks must now be repainted... which will take more than a month. the department says it still plans on wrapping them in pink again next year to support the cause. 3 3 20-15 could be one of the costliest weather years. according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, there were 10 weather disasters that caused one billion dollars or more in damage. the year's biggest disasters ranged from tornados to severe weather and floods-- including what happened in south carolina. 3 3 cataloochee ski area is ready for a busy weekend. several feet of snow blankets the
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snowmakers. news 13's lauren brigman is live from cataloochee. lauren, they have extended hours now? the ski area is now open seven nights a week... you can ski from 9 a-m until 10 p-m monday through friday and 8:30 a-m until 10 p-m on the weekends and holidays. if you're looking for snow, this is the place to be. 3 a warm december led to a slow start for business this year, but today is day 35 of business this season and things are looking up. over the past week, cataloochee's snowmakers have been blowing for the ski area to remain open throughout march. the snowmakers here at cataloochee know how to work against the adverse conditions, like the warm weather, to make it feel like winter in maggie valley. so much so, that they are up for a national award for snowmaking. 3 "to be warm in december, ya know, that's tough business-wise. we've certainly seen those temperatures and we've built our snowmaking system around being able to
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the opportunities."3 18 slopes are open now, and five lifts. today also kicks off "learn to ski and snowboard month" so now is a good time to give it a try if that's among your new year's resolutions. 3 coming up at 5:30, hear whats in the works for the future here. live from the slopes at cataloochee, lauren brigman news 13 3 3 3 3 the town of canton announces plans for a new pool and makeover of its recreation park. the projececwould replace the aging public pool... which has been getting
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years. the entire project is expected to cost more than two-million dollars. town leaders are applying for grants, getting corporate money, and asking for private donations. if the plan goes forward, the new pool should be ready by summer 2017. 3 3 the state is changing how it measures new charter schools. under the current policy, the state can revoke a school's charter if profiency standards are not met for two out of three years. the new policy will allow schools to operate under the label "inadequately performing" for the first five years of operation... instead of closing fogood. charter schools say this will help their style of education. 3 2:49 "this puts charters a little bit more closely alligned with the expectations and mandates that the state has for public schools." the state board of education says there are no low performing charter schools in western north carolina. 3 3 3 coming up... a rockslide
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the nation's most popular forests. 3
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3 a massive rockslide is blocking access to part of yosemite national park in california. this is the entrance on state route 140. it's not clear how soon the mess will be cleaned up.. or when the road will reopen. travelers to the park are alternate route. 3 3 the spindale fire chief will be in arizona next monday... to see his son play in the national championship game. jamie guillermo's son, jay, is the starting center for the clemson tigers football team. jay and his teammates are getting ready for the big game against alabama. jamie says jay started playing football in second grade but was carrying the pigskin around since he was two years old. 3 as they're in high school, you don't know whether they're going to a big school or a smaller school and for him to get to play division 1 football was a dreamt him but for him to play in the
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certainly bigger. the game will be televised nationally on e-s-p-n. don't forget our clemson special coming up this sunday at seven... on my40. 3 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. not paying attention at the pump can have dangerous consequences. coming up in a little bit ... what this woman did that she instantly regrets. 3 a new poll is out on president obama's executive action on guns. what most of americans said.
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3 we've been remembering the king of rock and roll elvis presley this morning on what would have been his 81st birthday. we want to know what's your favorite elvis song. head to the wlos facebook page and weigh in.
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comments later this morning. 3 3 3 3 this morning's five at five is all about elvis. and just like his music he made hits on the big screen too. here are some of his best movies according to a tampa bay times pop music critic: number 1 is 1961's blue hawaii followed by 1967's clambake third is 1958's king creole and then1957's jailhouse rock finally 1964's viva las vegas
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3 expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 n-c state tries for its first conference win of the season. the pack's matchup with louisville in raleigh... next in sports 3
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3 good morning everyone in sports. acc hoops tonight, n.c. state trying to pick up their first league win of the year, hosting 16th ranked louisville, 1-0 in acc play
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to go when abdul malik abu goes inside, scores and one..three point play. --------------now a couple of minutes later, caleb martin for 3 of his 13!! 71-64, 1:34 left.-----------now martin with the steal to maverick rowan for 3!!17 for the freshmanits 71-67 with 40 seconds left. barber three point play---get to within 3, he scores 20..louisville misses free throws.still barber chance to tie., blocked , and ball goes off him..louisville gets the ball and makes free throws.. louisville holds on and sends the pack to 0-2 in the acc, 77-72.so close, but...."we closed the gap, we're right there, then bang-bang they hit a couple of big ones. that was the difference in their team and ours right now."we will have a college hoops doubleheader for you this saturday on wmya, my 40catawba
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2, followed by the men's game at 4.next week we have a similar doubleheader..gardner webb at unc asheville--same times.,and the following saturday, a doubleheader from western carolina. lots of good local games on my 40 the next 3 weeks.that's our sports this morning. i'm stan pamfilis. have a great friday. 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. in our next half hour we'll talk more about what to expect in the next 7- days. 3 3 3 it's the crazy video of how one woman set her car on fire at a gas station. coming up...
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3 it is 5:xx ... filling your car with gas is an errand we all do, but for some reason, there are some people who don't properly respect the gas station. turn your car off and pay attention while pumping gas. this is not a time to space out. and this is definitely not the time to pull out a lighter, light it, and wave it near the gas pump. what in the world was this
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3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about what to expect in the extended forecast. 3 3 3 3 a buncombe county sheriff's deputy is off the job. coming up... the complaint and key piece of evidence that led to his termination. 3 and animal abuse charges. what a woman is accused of doing to several dogs in polk county.
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3 a pristine body of water covered in a perfect sheet of ice is one of the most beautiful sights of winter.
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