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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Photo cop in inactionSupreme Court rules PhotoCop unconstitutional
    The court told the city of Minneapolis that it must stop its "Stop on Red" program, which photographed vehicles running red lights, because it violates state law. But supporters of the so-called PhotoCop program say it cut down on crashes in accident-prone intersections.5:19 p.m.
  • Morrison County commissionersMorrison County approves dog breeding kennel
    Commissioners in Morrison County have given the go-ahead for a controversial large dog-breeding kennel near Little Falls. The outcome of the fight could lead to stricter state and local regulation of large dog kennels.5:22 p.m.
  • Tribute to HerbRemembering Herb Carneal
    The man known as the voice of the Minnesota Twins - Herb Carneal - was remembered Thursday at Colonial Church in Edina. Carneal broadcast Twins games for 45 years, and died this past weekend at the age of 83.5:24 p.m.
  • Left a job that required handling porkPork-handling objections are small scale and seldom public
    Islam forbids eating and selling pork, but does that bar a Muslim cashier from scanning a customer's package of bacon? Several Muslim leaders say a few cashiers' objections do not signal a growing problem.5:50 p.m.
  • Rosie Swale PopeAround the world for cancer awareness
    Rosie Swale Pope has been running around the world for three and a half years to raise cancer awareness. So far, she's worn out 38 pairs of running shoes. She's covered 21,000 miles and still has 4,000 to go. Pope stopped in Minneapolis Thursday.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Britain Get Sailors Back, with Some Sad News
    The joyful return of 15 British sailors and marines to Britain held by Iran for nearly two weeks has been marred by news of the deaths of a group of British soldiers and their translator in Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Blair said it is too early to tell who was behind the attack.
  • 'I Was Fearing the Worst': A Son Is Freed in Iran
    Among the sailors and marines released after being held by Iran was 22-year-old Nathan Summers of the British Royal Navy. Melissa Block talks with Nathan's father, Roy Summers, about his experience since his son was seized in the Persian Gulf on March 23. Summer lives in Hayle, in Cornwall.
  • Ukrainians Protest Yushchenko's Call for Elections
    Thousands of people are back on the streets of the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Two years after the country's Orange Revolution, Ukraine is once again in political crisis. This time, opponents of the pro-Western President Victor Yushchenko are demonstrating — defying his call for new elections. Legislators and the prime minister call the move unconstitutional.
  • Obama's New Mission: Connect with Iowans
    Sen. Barack Obama proved this week he can match presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton step for step when it comes to raising money. But in Iowa, voters are still asking for more specifics on subjects like health care. Michelle Norris talks to David Greene.
  • South Dakota Lets Primaries Stand at June 3
    South Dakota has chosen not to shift the date of its presidential and state primaries from June 3, defying a trend in which states are vying to move up their primary and caucus dates to as early as January, hoping to exert more influence on the selection of the 2008 presidential nominees.
  • Release of Drug Offenders Strains Communities
    In the 1980s and '90s, more than a million people in the United States were arrested each year on drug charges. Most went to prison. Now hundreds of thousands of inmates are returning to their neighborhoods, and many communities are collapsing under the burden.
  • Letters: America's Drug War, and an Apology
    Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from your letters. Among the topics: your reaction to our week-long series on drugs in America, The Forgotten War — and a correction about a story from Chicago.
  • Space Travel: Only for Billionaires?
    Billionaire Charles Simonyi, a former Microsoft guru, is blasting off into space this weekend. Simonyi paid $25 million for a short vacation in Earth's orbit on the International Space Station. He says the private spaceflight industry is beginning to take off.
  • Probe Targets College Financial Aid Kickbacks
    High-ranking financial aid officers at three major universities owned stock in a loan company they recommended as a "preferred lender," says New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Citibank and seven major universities acknowledged a kickback scheme.
  • Alabama College System Faces New Inquiry
    Scandal is rocking Alabama's two-year college system. The problems first surfaced in 2004, when former Gov. Don Siegelman faced bribery charges for allegedly funneling more than a half-million dollars through the state Fire College. Last year, the system's chancellor was dismissed for alleged mismanagement and nepotism. This week, suspicion spread to state lawmakers.

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