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Objects in Mirror: March 19, 2008 Archive

Should the NTSB hold a public hearing on the bridge collapse?

Posted at 8:30 AM on March 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Sea Stachura reports the NTSB is divided over public hearing on I-35W bridge collapse:

"Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., says the National Transportation Safety Board's decision not to hold a public hearing on the 35W bridge collapse is a "major mistake." The board has voted against holding a public hearing into the cause of the collapse, over the objections of two of its board members. Oberstar will ask the board's chairman to reconsider its decision."

Should the NTSB hold a public hearing? Join our online discussion to share your comments.

*Note you can read .pdf statements opposed or supporting a public hearing.

You interviewed Brady Barr online

Posted at 9:31 AM on March 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

"He's been grabbed by a python and masqueraded as a hippo. But his close encounters with animals in the wild has a serious scientific purpose."

Join the Read the transcript of the chat with Brady Barr, Herpetologist and adventurer! Barr spent half hour with us online today to take your questions after he appears on MPR's Midmorning.

Links that may inspire questions:
*About Brady Barr event
*YouTube: Brady Barr Pretends to Be a Hippo
*Brady Barr on disguising himself as a crocodile
*Brady Barr on being bitten by a python

Feel free to leave a question in advance, See the live online chat.

Watch and comment on the illegal gas siphoning scheme video

Posted at 2:36 PM on March 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Ramsey County sheriff's investigator Tom Rudenick demonstrates an illegal gas siphoning scheme for MPR. You can watch, rate, or comment on the video at Gather.com:

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