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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Deck in the waterBush declares federal emergency at Minn. bridge collapse
    Officials are now stepping up efforts to remove debris from the site of the bridge collapse. Gov. Pawlenty is moving closer to calling a special session of the Legislature to deal with bridge costs, as well as flood relief for southeastern Minnesota.5:20 p.m.
  • Rushford streetSearchers find body of missing flood victim
    Jered Lorenz, 37, left a party Saturday night, driving home on a township road. His empty car was found Sunday near Rush Creek, north of I-90.5:55 p.m.
  • Health commissionerEmbattled Mandernach quits Health Department post
    DFL legislators called for her resignation in June after her department acknowledged it waited a year before releasing details on the cancer deaths of 35 miners on the Iron Range.6:20 p.m.
  • The north sideBridge with a view reopens
    After almost three weeks of television images, and a stream of photos in newspapers and on the web, there's something about the collapsed I-35W bridge that people still want to see for themselves. Now it'll be easier.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hurricane Dean Soaks Mexico's Coast
    Hurricane Dean roared ashore on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday, carrying sustained winds of 165 mph and causing storm surges of 12 to 18 feet. But it hit a relatively unpopulated area of the coastline, and then weakened.
  • Damage But No Deaths in Yucatan State Capital
    The state of Quintana Roo is the area of Mexico hit hardest by Hurricane Dean so far. Gov. Felix Gonzalez Canto says that in the state capital, Chetumal, primary damage is to public services, such as electricity and phone lines. He had heard no reports of deaths.
  • Storm's Impact Hits N. America Summit in Quebec
    Concern about Hurricane Dean overshadowed the summit in Quebec, as Mexican President Felipe Calderon left early to oversee relief efforts. The war on terrorism was among other topics at the meeting of President Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Calderon.
  • Pentagon to Shutter Anti-Terrorism Database
    The Defense Department says the usefulness of Talon, the anti-terrorism database, has declined and any further data collected will be stored in an FBI system, called Guardian. Talon had been criticized for storing information on peace activists.
  • Fans React to Vick's Guilty Plea in Dogfighting Case
    As star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick prepares to formally enter a guilty plea in federal court to dogfighting conspiracy charges, football fans around Atlanta react to the news.
  • Anti-Violence Group Targets Chicago Dogfighting
    The case of Michael Vick has brought public attention to dogfighting, which is illegal. Tio Hardiman, who works at CeaseFire, a Chicago anti-violence group, talks with Robert Siegel about the prevalence of dogfighting in the Windy City.
  • Virginia Tech Memorial Fund to Disburse $7 Million
    The Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund is distributing more than $7 million in donations to people affected by the April 16 shootings on the Virginia Tech campus.
  • Book Buying Among College Practices Under Scrutiny
    After a recent scandal where financial aid officers at universities accepted favors from private lenders, other university practices are under scrutiny — including book sales. Textbook sellers are continuously courting professors, prompting worries about the potential for abuse.
  • Father's Journey to Find Captive Son Gains Support
    In Colombia, thousands of people have been kidnapped by Marxist rebels over the years. Gustavo Moncayo's son is among the captives, seized 10 years ago. Moncayo trekked across the country to the capital to raise awareness about the problem.
  • Released Activist Returns to United States
    Chinese pro-democracy activist Yang Jianli, who recently completed a five-year prison term in China, has returned to the United States and will speak publicly for the first time. Yang, a permanent U.S. resident, was arrested when he returned to China to observe labor unrest there.

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