February 29th, 2012
05:07 PM ET

Faith and Basketball

You're going to see a story on Thursday's show involving a basketball team in Texas.  Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish school, is having its best basketball season ever.  But the semifinal game that the team made it to was originally scheduled for the Jewish Sabbath, a weekly religious observance, and the league initially refused to reschedule the game.

Tournament officials said the team knew about the game schedule when it signed up for the league - and that district rules state that any school that cannot follow the postseason schedule would have to forfeit.  So that's what Beren Academy had planned to do, rather than go against its beliefs to play on the Sabbath.

Update on this story: It was announced on March 1 that the game would be rescheduled so that Beren Academy could play in the semifinals.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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February 26th, 2012
04:18 PM ET

Worth Waiting For?

This Monday on CNN Student News, you see people crowded around stores, packed outside malls, and camping outside buildings to buy something at retail price.  Some of the folks I work with said there's NO WAY they'd camp out for a pair of shoes (I wouldn't).  But that doesn't mean they haven't waited in ridiculously long lines for other stuff, like concert tickets or electronics or Black Friday sales.

So what we'd like you to tell us is this:  Is there anything you'd camp out to buy?  What is worth the wait, even if that wait is overnight and outside in the cold?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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February 15th, 2012
02:23 PM ET

Getting Paid to Attend School

The principal of a charter school in Cincinnati says they've tried everything else to get students to attend school.  Now, they're paying them.

For seniors, it's $25 a week until graduation day (part of the money goes into a savings account that they can access at graduation).  For underclassmen, it's $10 a week.  Students have to have perfect attendance and good conduct to get the money.

Will it work?  Well, on the first day of the program, attendance was 100%.  But whether it will work long term - and whether it's the best plan - is up for debate.

We'd love to hear your comments on this program out of Cincinnati.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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February 8th, 2012
07:34 PM ET

Parades and Iraq Veterans

We're airing a story on Thursday about a proposed parade for veterans of the Iraq war.  You hear some opinions on both sides of the issue - some saying it's needed now and some saying it's not time yet - and we're hoping you'll add your thoughts here.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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