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Easley lifts reindeer import ban in time for Santa's flight

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Gov. Mike Easley has temporarily lifted the ban on importing reindeer into North Carolina and has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to keep the skies clear over the state on Christmas Eve. Easley is keeping with holiday tradition to make sure Santa Claus and his flying reindeer will be able to visit North Carolina to deliver gifts for Christmas. Easley granted a temporary reprieve to flying reindeer beginning on Christmas Eve and lasting through early Christmas morning. North Carolina is one of more than 30 states across the nation that prohibit the import of reindeer, elk, white-tailed deer due to chronic wasting disease, which has been found in some animals in the midwest and west. It has not been found in North Carolina. Easley also contacted the FAA to request that air traffic controllers ensure proper airspace clearance and appropriate flight separations between Santa's sleigh and other flying objects. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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thats great, but you sure

thats great, but you sure don't see Governor Weasley doing anything to stop all the illegal aliens invading our state.

Due to high gas

Due to high gas prices...Santa will deliver gifts on a Moped this year. As for the Gov. keeping the skies clear...there isn't a kid this side of the Pecos that reads these news articles whom believes in Santa...nor can vote for the Governor for this kind of support :-)