Report: Ousted United Way CEO engineered her own pension

Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King ignored a lawyer's concerns and engineered a $2.1 million pension for herself, a new report concludes. Public outcry led to King's firing.
By admin | December 15, 2008

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!
By admin | December 14, 2008

Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire

Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.
By admin | December 14, 2008

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.
By admin | December 14, 2008

Qcity groups seek toys for local elementary

Tonight's toy drive will benefit Thomasboro Elementary, the school dubbed "ghetto" by a CMS teacher on her Facebook page.
By admin | December 14, 2008

Bad economy draws bigger crowds to churches

Pastors nationwide say they've seen a burst of new interest. Congregations large and small are adding programs of practical advice for people in fiscal straits.
By admin | December 14, 2008

UNC panel to study hate crimes policy

Racist graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama has prompted the University of North Carolina System to review its student code of conduct. Harold Martin (pictured) will lead the review.
By admin | December 13, 2008

John Legend was so much more than a piano man

CONCERT REVIEW

The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.
By admin | December 13, 2008

Bank of America may slash 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Thursday announced what's likely its biggest round of layoffs ever -- 30,000 to 35,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years.
By admin | December 12, 2008

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There's a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
By admin | December 12, 2008