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February 18th, 2010
08:18 PM ET

The :30 Second Pitch

Did you see the movie "Up in the Air?" George Clooney Plays a professional "Pink Slipper" - going Across the country to fire people. The People he "can?" Not Actors. but real people who have been laid off! They weren't acting at all!

The first guy in that clip– the one who called George Clooney a "yo-yo"... We that's Arthur Hill of Detroit and he is still looking for work. He's our leading man for this week's :30 second pitch.

And remember, you can be part of the pitch. Would love to help ya out! Send us an e-mail at 30secondpitch@cnn.com


Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Anchors • Kyra Phillips
February 18th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

Your Chance to Sound Off

It's your chance to sound off on some of the week's most provocative news moments as part of our "Did You Hear?" feature.

Two of the stories topping our list this week: the new discovery that King Tut died from malaria and that his parents were likely brother and sister, and President Obama highlighting how the $862 billion stimulus plan has been working a year after he signed it into law.

Here are highlights from both stories.

Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield
February 18th, 2010
08:11 AM ET

Paying for 911?

How much does it cost to save a life? For people living in Tracy, California it’s $300. Residents will pay $300 for some 911 calls, while non-residents can expect to pay $400. The new fees will help the city generate extra revenue while it suffers a $9 million budget deficit. Residents can opt to pay an annual membership fee of $48.

So we want to know what you think: Should you have to pay for 911 calls?


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips