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ABC decision expected today

Move on out: More than 50 moving companies in North Carolina could have their operating certificates yanked by state regulators. (N&O)

ABC to follow FDA?: The state Alcoholic Beverage Commission will likely heed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warnings about the ill effects of caffeinated malt beverages and ban them from store shelves in North Carolina. (N&O)

Berger has inside track: North Carolina Senate Republicans are ready to elevate Sen. Phil Berger of Eden to the top job in the chamber when the Senate GOP caucus meets today. (AP)

Workers fired: Nine workers at a state home for people with developmental disabilities in Morganton have been fired after an alleged case of abuse and the failure to report patient injuries. (N&O)

Wake School probe: The federal government will investigate complaints filed by the NAACP that the Wake County school board is discriminating against minority students. (N&O)

Pelosi and Boehner win: U.S. House Democrats voted Wednesday to retain Nancy Pelosi as their party chief when they become the minority in January.  While on the Republican side of the House, the majority picked John Boehner as the chamber's next speaker. (AP)

N.C. poet honored: Maya Angelou, who lives in Winston-Salem, was among those honored Wednesday with Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. (AP)


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has public education fallen so low that folks don't know that there is no "shoe-in"?  I learned long ago that it is "shoo in".  You know, shoo fly.  Shoo you.

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