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Friday, August 24, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Steve WiebeSteve Wiebe's struggle to become 'The King of Kong'
    A new movie shows what it takes to be the best in the world at.... Donkey Kong?4:45 p.m.
  • FDA to review multi-symptom drugs for kids
    If you have a cold or cough, the choices at the drug store medicine aisle seem endless. Cough treatment, cold and cough treatments, cold and sinus and cough treatments, runny nose, itching, pain relief and cold treatments. You get the point4:52 p.m.
  • FEMA meetingFEMA declares 3 more counties eligible for assistance
    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials hit the ground Friday talking with people affected by the flash floods in southeastern Minnesota. Winona, Fillmore and Houston counties got declared federal disaster areas late Thursday. Gov. Pawlenty says FEMA has now declared Olmsted, Steele and Wabasha counties eligible for additional federal assistance. FEMA officials say that could be expanded to a full disaster declaration later.5:19 p.m.
  • Design-build construction process has its critics
    Will the process used to rebuild the I-35W bridge be as cost-effective and as scrutinized as it should be?5:24 p.m.
  • A section of the collapsed bridge.911 tapes tell unfolding horror of bridge collapse
    Seconds after a major Minneapolis freeway bridge fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour on Aug. 1, frantic callers reached 911 and struggled to describe what they had just seen.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Weapons from Iraq Making Their Way to Turkey
    Turkish police say there is a growing black-market trade in the country of U.S.-issued weapons from neighboring Iraq. The Turkish government has said it has found high numbers of weapons that appear to be from the United States in the hands of captured Kurdish separatists.
  • Hawaii Post Loses 10 Soldiers in Copter Crash
    Ten of the 14 soldiers killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Iraq were based at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu. The unit's commander says the entire community is grieving.
  • Vick Pleads to Funding Dogfights; NFL Suspends Him
    NFL star Michael Vick pled guilty to a dogfighting conspiracy charge, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely Friday. In his plea agreement, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback says he helped to kill pit-bull terriers. The guilty plea will likely result in a prison sentence.
  • Pro Golf's Inaugural Playoffs Under Way
    The first ever playoffs in professional golf are under way. There's a $10 million annuity for the winner of the FedEx Cup series, which has four tournaments. Most of golf's big names are there, but not the biggest name: Tiger Woods is sitting out.
  • Ethan Hawke's 'Hottest State' Is No Vanity Project
    Ethan Hawke's film, based on his own semi- autobiographical novel, centers on a young actor and a beautiful singer; when they break up, he flees to his Texas homeland.
  • Mixed Martial Arts: Sport or Spectacle?
    A type of fighting that combines jiujitsu, taekwondo, wrestling and boxing, mixed martial arts has become big business, with a large and growing fan base. But its popularity concerns many people who say it's just too brutal.
  • Behind the Edwards Campaign: Native Iowan Tully
    Rob Tully grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and was a longtime adviser to Iowa political mogul Tom Harkin. Now the 52-year-old lawyer — who opened a private cigar club in response to a smoking ban in Des Moines — has been tapped by Democrat John Edwards to run his Iowa operation.
  • Hibachi Etiquette: Strangers and Flying, Hot Food
    Commentator Andrei Codrescu stops into a family-style Japanese steak house in Springfield, Mo., and worries as the cook juggles hot items in the air. He points out the absurdities of the conversations among the group of people who would not normally dine together. It's a little exercise in the surrealism of everyday manners in the 21st century.
  • Ex-Dictator Noriega in Limbo as Release Looms
    A federal judge in Miami ruled Friday that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega can be extradited to France to serve time there on money laundering charges. Noriega is scheduled to be released from federal prison Sept. 9, after serving 17 years on drug trafficking and racketeering charges.
  • New Appeals Court Mulls 'Enemy Combatant' Labels
    The new U.S. Court of Military Commission Appeals heard its first case Friday. The Defense Department panel will consider whether detainees must be found to be "unlawful" enemy combatants to have criminal charges against them heard by military commissions.

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