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Moving money - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Moving money - Carolina Weekly Newspapers

Moving money - Carolina Weekly

Auto Driving home a great deal! Priority Honda ...................................... 2 Randy Marion GMC ............................. 7 Parks Chevrolet ................................. 52 Find USA WEEKEND inside! Volume 8, Number 38 • Oct. 2-8, 2009 www.huntersvilleherald.com An independent and locally owned newspaper Moving money Who goes first? From Afghanistan to Davidson for sight page 6 It came from the deep page 12 The Blue Line in south Charlotte, left, a light-rail line along South Boulevard, is the first leg built of what will become the metro region’s centerpiece for public transportation. As money dries up, other portions, including the North Corridor line have no timetable for completion. (Right) Train tracks being built along U.S. 115 in the Brighton development would be used for the North Corridor commuter train line, a 12-stop, 25-mile track that will connect north Mecklenburg County with the heart of Charlotte. See story, page 18. Touch-A-Truck, save a life page 25 Inside Around Town ................. 28 Arts ................................. 41 Classifieds ...................... 45 Crossword ....................... 31 Education ....................... 22 Movies ........................... 43 Sports ............................. 32 Doctor charged with misconduct by Josh Lanier josh@huntersvilleherald.com HUNTERSVILLE – A local alternative medicine doctor will have a second chance to defend himself against misconduct charges that he duped cancer patients with expensive, ineffective treatments and a new allegation he treated an autistic child through the mail. The N.C. Medical Board charged Dr. Rashid Buttar, 43, in 2007 with misconduct, accusing him of treating four cancer patients with expensive, under-producing treatments. The charge was filed after a patient and families of three other cancer patients, who have since died, made the allegations, medical board documents said. The original case ended last year in a mistrial, but the medical board renewed its allegations again last week. A second allegation, claiming Buttar’s clinic treated an autistic girl in Michigan (more on page 8) Day-Care Heroes campaign nears fundraising goal Board hires interim director, names task force DAVIDSON – Approximately 200 families and 10 churches have responded with commitments of more than $50,000 to keep the nonprofit Davidson-Cornelius Day Care Center open through the end of the year, day-care officials said. Those commitments bring the struggling day care at 242 Gamble St. much closer to the $64,000 goal of its Day Care Heroes Campaign. At the same time, the day care’s board of directors appointed Courtenay O’Neil as interim director. With a bachelor’s degree in early child development, a master’s in in- (more on page 17)

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