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Monday, September 11, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Capitol ceremonySomber ceremony at Capitol marks anniversary of attacks
    Erik Aamoth and Judy Schneider remember Sept. 11, 2001, by the phone calls that never came.4:48 p.m.
  • Beefing up security9-11's changes for business: for the better?
    In the five years since 9-11, a number of industries have ramped up their security measures. But some local companies question the value of the measures they have to take.4:52 p.m.
  • Sue JeffersThree women press primary challenges
    DFLer Becky Lourey, Republican Sue Jeffers and the Independence Party's Pam Ellison say they have better positions on the issues than the three candidates they're challenging.5:19 p.m.
  • Sen. Dean JohnsonSenate Majority Leader Dean Johnson faces a primary challenge
    Opponent Michael Cruze says he's running because Johnson, in his position as Senate majority leader, recently blocked legislation dealing with abortion and gay marriage.5:23 p.m.
  • Dolan for Minneapolis police chief
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says he wants interim police chief Tim Dolan to have the job permanently. Dolan, a 23-year veteran of the department, has been filling in after former Chief William McManus left in March. Dolan served as the assistant chief under McManus, where he performed many of the day to day duties of chief. Crann talked with Dolan.5:50 p.m.
  • Rodriguez trial enters new phase
    Beginning this afternoon, jurors heard new testimony in the penalty phase of the Alfonso Rodriguez Junior trial. The comments will come from the families and friends of Dru Sjodin and the man found guilty of her kidnapping and death, Alfonso Rodroguez Junior. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson says says the witnesses will have to limit their testimony and not overwhelm the jurors with emotion. Minnesota Public Radio reporter Bob Reha has been in the courtroom.5:53 p.m.
  • Primary primer
    Minnesota voters head to the polls tomorrow, to nominate their parties' candidates for governor, state Legislature and for the U.S. House and Senate. Some will also vote on district judges, and to determine the fate of ballots measures. For a primer on primaries, Tom Crann spoke to political science professor Kay Wolsborn of the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.6:20 p.m.
  • Patty Berg then
    Pioneering golfer and Minnesota native Patty Berg died over the weekend at the age of 88. Berg, a founding member of the LPGA Tour, passed away in Florida from complications from Alzheimer's disease. She won 60 tournaments in her career, including a record 15 majors. The Minneapolis native was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press three times in her career. Minnesota Public Radio's Bill Wareham interviewed Berg 18 years ago.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • A Nation Pauses to Reflect on Attacks of 2001
    Mourners around the country commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, with moments of silence, pauses in routine -- and with large events at New York City's Ground Zero; in Shanksville Pa., where Flight 93 crashed; and at the Pentagon. In New York, loved ones read aloud the names of 2,749 victims to a crowd that began assembling before dawn.
  • After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead
    Steve Marsar was off duty on Sept. 11, but he rushed to Ground Zero to help his fellow firefighters; 343 of them died that day. Many others have since retired or gone on medical leave. As New York City's Fire Department rebuilds, Marsar has become a leader and risen quickly up the ranks.
  • Intel Report: Anbar Province Is Lost to U.S. Military
    U.S.-led forces will not likely secure western Iraq's Anbar province unless there are major changes to operations there, according to a secret report by a senior U.S. military intelligence official. The outline of the report, first reported by The Washington Post, has been confirmed by NPR.
  • Hamas, Abbas Agree to Form Unity Government
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he has reached an agreement with the militant group Hamas to form a coalition Palestinian government. The move that could pave the way for the lifting of international aid restrictions imposed on the Palestinians.
  • Official Hamas Gear?
    Commentator Aaron Freeman owns an official Hamas baseball cap. When he was asked to lend it for a "show-and-tell" day on threats to America, he thought twice about it.
  • Arab Skepticism Shifts on Sept. 11 Attacks
    The majority of people in Indonesia, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan say they do not believe Arabs carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A majority of British Muslims and 46 percent of French Muslims also share this view. And in Pakistan, the number is 41 percent.
  • Ramadan TV Special Sends Anti-Terrorism Message
    During the holy month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims will gather nightly to feast with their family and friends. That also translates into the biggest primetime viewing audience across the Arab world. One blockbuster TV special, Renegades, will send this message: Terrorists kill Muslims, too.
  • Ticketmaster Targets Secondary Market
    Ticketmaster, which dominates the ticket-selling business, hopes to expand its presence in the secondary market, where online brokers and street-corner scalpers prevail. The company is working with states to enact new laws that would limit the resale market to authorized players. Critics say the changes would give Ticketmaster too much power.
  • Fiamma Fumana's Digital Old Country Sound
    In 1999, the original members of Fiamma Fumana formed a band to commemorate the songs they'd heard in Northern Italy, where women would sing as they gathered rice. And in a twist, Fiamma Fumana added bagpipes and electronic music to the mix. With their third CD, Onda, or "Wave," they've found their deep groove.
  • Bush Marks Anniversary at Sites of Attacks
    President Bush takes part in ceremonies at the three crash sites where Americans mourned the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, on the anniversary of the attacks. The president visited New York City; a field near Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 crashed; and the Pentagon.

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