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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.Rodriguez jurors to hear death penalty arguments next
    Attorneys in the Dru Sjodin murder case begin presenting their arguments next week on whether the man convicted in her death deserves the death penalty. The penalty phase of a capital case is one of the most complex and intense of criminal proceedings.7:20 a.m.
  • Paul KoeringLegislator says he faces a primary challenge because he's gay
    Minnesota state Sen. Paul Koering says the main reason he's facing a primary challenge next month is because he's gay.7:24 a.m.
  • New, blue Guthrie Theater settles into space
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator Dominic Papatola about how people are receiving the new Guthrie.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Calif. Diverges from U.S. with Greenhouse Gas Cuts
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California's Democrat-controlled legislature have a plan to curb the state's greenhouse-gas emissions. Supporters see the plan as a major breakthrough for climate change policy in the United States.
  • U.S. Opens Case Against Marines for Alleged Murder
    U.S. military prosecutors in California have begun to lay out their case against seven Marines and a Navy corpsman. The servicemen are accused of committing murder in the Iraqi town of Hamdania.
  • Three More Arraigned in Britain for Airliner Plot
    Three more British men arrested in the plot to blow up American-bound airliners have been arraigned and denied bail. Of the two dozen people originally arrested in the plot, fifteen are facing charges. Five others remain in custody for further questioning.
  • Flight Attendants Practice Self-Defense
    They've gone from flying nurses in the early days to hostesses, sex symbols, glorified waitresses and nannies. But these days, when flight attendants take to the skies, they're prepared to be the front-line troops in the global war on terrorism.
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Protests President's Visit
    President Bush addresses a conference of the American Legion in Salt Lake City. To welcome the President, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson hosted an anti-Bush, anti-war rally downtown Wednesday. The rally went against the grain of a state known for its widespread support of the Bush administration.
  • Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom
    Increasingly, researchers are finding that brain activity and brain development are enhanced by physical exercise. It now appears that exercise can help kids learn at school.
  • A Better Breakfast Can Boost a Child's Brainpower
    Don't let your children head back to school without a good breakfast. Many studies show that a morning meal rich in protein and whole grains can improve short-term memory and verbal fluency.
  • IMF to Share Power with Developing Countries
    The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the organization is ready to give more power to rapidly growing developing countries such as China, Turkey and South Korea. It's a goal the United States has advocated for the IMF.
  • Knicks' Marbury Launches Cheap Sneaker Line
    In a world of multi-million dollar shoe endorsements by NBA players, New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is sponsoring low-cost athletic wear and a $15 basketball shoe.
  • General Predicts Iraq Security Handover by 2008
    The top American commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, says Iraqi forces will be able to take over most of the country's security by 2008. Some analysts think that this is a very optimistic view.

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