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Monday, August 14, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A trainer introduces one of the dolphinsEncountering dolphins at the Minnesota Zoo
    The Minnesota Zoo has a program where you can pay $125 to get up close and personal with dolphins and some other animals.6:53 a.m.
  • Peter HutchinsonCandidate's education view shaped as superintendent
    Among the endorsed major party candidates for governor, only Peter Hutchinson of the Independence Party has never before held elected office. But he has a public record, serving more than three years as the superintendent of the Minneapolis school district.7:20 a.m.
  • Opening statements in Rodriguez trial expected today
    Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., 53, is charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of Dru Sjodin. The 22-year-old University of North Dakota student was last seen leaving a Grand Forks Mall on November 22, 2003. Her body was discovered the following April near Crookston, MN. If convicted, Rodriguez could face the death penalty. Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Bob Reha about the trial.7:54 a.m.
  • Moss returns to Minnesota for Vikings' first preseason game, Twins hope to recover from weekend losses
    Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Morning Edition sports commentator Steve Rudolph.8:23 a.m.
  • Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
    Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell to discuss the latest economic news.8:54 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cease-Fire Brings Quiet Along Lebanon-Israel Border
    Thousands of Lebanese are heading home, and Israelis are emerging from bomb shelters, with the beginning of a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. The cease-fire put an end to fighting that began five weeks ago when Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers.
  • Israel Remains on Alert During Cease-Fire
    Israeli troops welcome the cease-fire with Hezbollah guerrillas as a chance to rest. But the Israeli military remains ready to resume full operations if ordered to attack again. About 30,000 Israeli forces remained in Lebanon.
  • U.S. Clarifies Security Rules for Air Travel
    The Transportation Security Administration modifies some of its air-travel safety rules regarding liquids and other carry-on items over the weekend.
  • A New York Cop with Mob Connections
    Louis Eppolito was a decorated New York cop who came from a longtime mob family. Then he was convicted of working as a mob hit man. But his conviction was recently overturned on a technicality.
  • British Muslims Call for a Change in Foreign Policy
    A number of British Muslim organizations have publicly called for changes to British foreign policy after the recent arrests of Muslims allegedly involved in an airline terror plot.
  • Russia Struggles to Stem Art Thefts
    Last week, Russian officials announced that drawings worth millions of dollars had disappeared from a state archive. They confirmed that, over the past several years, hundreds of artifacts had been stolen from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
  • Microsoft Tunes Security on Next Windows Release
    Microsoft's invitation to hackers to try to poke holes in the security features of the newest version of Windows -- called Vista -- raises questions about whether a computer operating system can ever be completely secure.
  • U.S. Fights Online Gambling with Arrests
    One of the largest online gambling sites, Bet On Sports, has shut down its U.S.-market operations. The move came a few weeks after its CEO was arrested in Texas on charges that the company violated U.S. gambling laws.
  • Britain Eases Terror-Threat Alert Level
    The British government says the country's terror-threat level is taking a step down from "critical" to "severe." The slight improvement comes days after more than 20 people were arrested for an alleged terror plot against airlines. London continues to suffer flight cancellations related to the increased security.
  • London Terror Threat Plays into U.S. Politics
    The Bush administration's political reaction to the alleged terrorist plot in London was directed, in part, at the upcoming mid-term elections in Congress.

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