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Monday, May 29, 2006

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  • Steve Johnson, Ft. Snelling Cemetery workerOne grave, one tribute
    Many of the workers who plant the flags at Fort Snelling cemetery for Memorial Day also served in the military. For them, putting up the flags is more than a job, it's a tribute.7:20 a.m.
  • Filling upWill high gas prices actually help Minnesota tourism?
    Tourism officials say the high price of gasoline won't hurt travel in Minnesota this summer. In fact it might actually attract more tourists.7:25 a.m.
  • Twins on a winning streak
    The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series against the Angels in Anaheim tonight after sweeping the Seattle Mariners over the weekend at the Metrodome. Yesterday's game ended in dramatic fashion with a home run by Lew Ford in the bottom of the tenth inning. Meanwhile, the Gopher baseball team lost to Michigan 9 to 4, yesterday, at the Big Ten championship game in Ann Arbor. Cathy Wurzer talked with Morning Edition's sports commentator Steve Rudolph.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Medical Care, Shelter Priorities for Quake Victims
    The death toll from Saturday's earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java climbs past 5,000. Many of the injured are still waiting to receive medical care. More than 100,000 have been left homeless, and aid agencies say many survivors lack adequate shelter.
  • Lawmakers Consider Mandating Coal Mine Refuges
    In the wake of accidents that have left more than 30 coal miners dead this year, lawmakers are considering requiring the industry to install refuge chambers. These sealed rooms, deep inside mines, are equipped with breathable air for trapped miners waiting for rescue. But critics say they could make mines less safe. NPR's Nell Boyce reports.
  • Colombia's President Uribe Wins in Landslide
    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe glided to re-election Sunday, capturing 62 percent of the vote in the country's most peaceful elections in more than a decade. Host Steve Inskeep discusses the election with New York Times reporter Juan Forero in Colombia.
  • High-School Band Pays Tribute to Teens of Civil War
    The Williams Fifth Regimental Cavalry Band in northern Arizona is a group of high-school students strictly devoted to playing Civil War tunes. They dress in authentic clothes and play throughout the summer at community events. Gillian Ferris Kohl of member station KNAU reports.
  • Bonds Slides Past Ruth on All-Time Home Run List
    Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run Sunday night, moving past Babe Ruth into sole possession of second place on the career list behind Hank Aaron. But enthusiasm among fans has been tempered by the allegations of steroid use that continue to surround Bonds.
  • Tending 'Defiant Gardens' During Wartime
    From the Western Front trenches of World War I to the deserts of Iraq, soldiers have found comfort in the simple act of gardening. The author of a new book on wartime gardens call them an act of defiance.
  • Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak May Be Possible
    Every kid has had the wish to put on a magic coat that would make him or her invisible. In the latest issue of the journal Science, scientists explain how it might actually be possible.
  • Ethanol-Based Fuel Enthusiasts Face Lack of Pumps
    Adding new pumps and tanks for the cleaner-burning, ethanol-based fuel known as E-85 is a pricey proposition for service stations, and refineries can't use the same pipelines that they use for regular oil. Despite the obstacles, automakers plan a big push to sell flexible-fuel cars.
  • Haditha Casts Pall over a Marine Family's Grief
    The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing the alleged unprovoked killings of 24 civilians last November by U.S. Marines in the insurgent hotbed of Haditha, Iraq. According to news accounts, the killings were in retaliation for the death of Marine Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, Jr.
  • Senate to Hold Hearings on Haditha Killings
    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings into charges that Marines massacred up to 24 Iraqi civilians last November while hunting for a roadside bomber, Chairman John Warner (R-VA) said Sunday. The U.S. military is already investigating the allegations.

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