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October 31st, 2010
02:24 PM ET

Airline Safety in 2010

Since 9/11, several tactics have been utilized as an attempt to ensure safety among airline passengers.

It was a fact several years ago that cargo being entered onto planes was screened, but that does not mean that all of the items were inspected. Cargo would be left outside in the open, uninspected, for anyone to easily store unidentified items into the packages before being boarded onto the planes.

Now that the issue of cargo has surfaced with the new findings of explosive devices in the Hewlett-Packard printer packages, what are some ways that the US could handle this issue? How do you feel about your safety and how this issue is being handled? Are the airlines doing all they can, or are we just as vulnerable as we were before the 9/11 attack?

We want to hear from you. Leave a comment and it may appear on air.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom
October 30th, 2010
09:41 PM ET

The Legal Guys, Halloween Edition

The legal system stretched to the breaking point in many states.  Accused criminals are walking free in some states because there aren't enough judges to go around.  And can a logo on your keep you from voting?  One state is wresting with that question days before the election.    Our legal guys, Avery Friedman and Richard Herman, weigh in on both these legal issues.  We have a Halloween surprise for you, as well!

October 30th, 2010
09:28 PM ET

The Legal Guys, Celebrity Edition

We put the high profile trial of Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend - and two of her doctors - to our legal experts.  Also, the latest contretemps involving actor, Charlie Sheen.  Avery Friedman was in Cleveland.  Richard Herman was in Las Vegas.

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • the Legal Guys
October 30th, 2010
02:24 AM ET

The big Halloween debate

This Halloween has caused families to be torn apart.
Neighbors are fighting neighbors!
Ok, I'm exaggerating. It's not tearing families apart, but people are uncertain. Which day should we go out to trick-or-treat.
Help us figure it out.

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Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom
October 29th, 2010
06:18 AM ET
October 29th, 2010
06:08 AM ET

Ph.D Hopes :30 Pitch Will Land Her a Job

Our 30 Second Pitch is a chance for one viewer to speak directly to potential employers on why they should be their next hire. Sharon Woodlief is looking for an administrative job in higher education and used her time to finish off her Ph.D.

But even with that she's having a tough time finding a job. Check out Sharon's 30 second pitch with Kyra Phillips and if you're interested in hiring Sharon Woodlief email her at

Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
October 28th, 2010
03:09 PM ET
October 28th, 2010
08:36 AM ET

Elected Offical's Use of Facebook

Arkansas Department of Education condemned, Clint McCance, Vice President of the Midland School District for his outrageous comments he posted on his Facebook page. “Queer” and “fag” were used repeatedly in McCance’s post on Facebook which he goes on to state that he would disown his kids if they were gay. McCance also is quoted from his post as saying he enjoys, “the fact that (gay people) often give each other AIDS and die.” The Arkansas Department of Education is not allowed to disavow McCance since he is an elected official.

Is a reprimand from the Department of Education enough of a punishment? Do you think the Midland School District should get involved and dismiss McCance because of his actions, even though it was done on his personal Facebook page?

We want to hear from you! Leave your comments and Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses during the 10 o’clock hour.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
October 28th, 2010
08:21 AM ET

Our Legal Guys Weigh In!

CNN Legal Guys Avery Friedman and Richard Herman give us there take on OJ Simpson's appeal, the jury in the Chandra Levy case, and the details surrounding the Blackwater employee trial.

October 28th, 2010
08:15 AM ET

Taking the Lead: Settling your debt

Job loss. Pay cuts. A sputtering economy.

It's no surprise that millions of Americans are in debt.

Some companies will help you settle your debts by working out a plan with creditors – for an up-front fee. What if they can't keep their promise? You might be out of luck, and a few extra dollars – until now.

The Federal Trade Commision has stepped in to help protect you. These companies now must actually deliver on their promise before charging you.

There is a loophole, though: this only applies to phone customers. Because the rule was made under the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule, it doesn't apply if a company visits you in person.

If you are in debt, remember that you DON'T have to go through a service. You can go to the creditors themselves, and try to work out a deal that makes paying back your debt manageable.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Taking the Lead
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