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Monday, July 9, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The ad that started it allLawyer advertising still controversial after 30 years
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling allowing lawyer advertising. While some cringe at the "have you been injured in an accident?" commercials, there are just as many supporters who say lawyer advertising has broadened public access to legal help.6:40 a.m.
  • Big differenceHennepin County, land owners remain far apart on value of ballpark site
    The condemnation hearing in a Minneapolis court room is now at its midpoint, with no sign either side is willing to concede.7:20 a.m.
  • Donations to the temple are collected.Cambodian Buddhist temple opens in Hampton
    One of the largest Cambodian Buddhist temples in America opened its doors this weekend in Hampton, in Dakota County. Monks and visitors from around the world flew in to attend the four-day consecration ceremony.7:25 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell about corporate earnings and the strength of the economy.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Organizes Job Fair for Iraqis
    In Iraq, widespread unemployment is creating hopelessness and resentment against the U.S. presence. Joblessness in Baghdad is estimated at 60 percent. The U.S. Army recently helped organize a job fair as part of its "Hearts and Minds" campaign to improve life for Iraqis.
  • Initial Wave of Iraqi Refugees Arrives in U.S.
    The first wave of Iraqi refugees has arrived in the United States: 63 resettlement cases arrived in June and more are expected to come in September. U.S. officials have pledged to resettle 7,000 Iraqis by the end of this year. Some 2 million Iraqis have fled the country.
  • Cartooning Bush and President Next
    For more than six years, President Bush has given political cartoonists plenty of fodder. But enough already. Some of them say they're ready to turn their pens on new targets.
  • 'Order of the Phoenix': Bring On the Next Chapter
    Despite some darkly inspired moments, the fifth of seven Harry Potter movies feels like — well, like the next to the next-to-last installment in a series that's taking its time.
  • Pakistani President Musharraf Tries to End Crisis
    Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf says the group led by a radical cleric at Islamabad's Red Mosque, which is in a standoff with the government, should surrender or be prepared to die. Declan Walsh, a reporter for The Guardian talks with John Ydstie.
  • Dozens of Fires Rage in West; Death Reported
    Residents are evacuating several areas after wildfires rushed across Western states. One wildfire raced out of a canyon in South Dakota's Black Hills, destroying 27 houses and killing a homeowner who tried to go back to save some belongings.
  • A Family Vacations Amidst Changing Landscape
    While some may escape to sandy beaches on their summer family vacations, two climate scientists have opted for a less-common destination — the American Southwest. The Arizona couple take their children on an exploration of a changing landscape shaped by drought.
  • 'Wall Street Journal' Courts Suitor
    Dow Jones & Co. executives plan to meet with supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle. The meeting is a final push to find another buyer for the company that owns The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones is still negotiating with Rupert Murdoch over his $5 billion offer.
  • Chicago Board of Trade to Vote on Merc Merger
    Shareholders of the Chicago Board of Trade are due to vote on merging with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The deal faced an uncertain fate until the Mercantile Exchange increased its bid to more than $11 billion from the $8 billion initially put forth in October.
  • Parents Keep Track of Kids Via Cell Phones
    As kids head off to camp and weekend trips this summer, many parents will be tracking them with GPS-enabled cell phones for kids younger than 12. Technology writer Mario Armstrong discusses technology for kids with John Ydstie.

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