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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mud in the houseOfficials warn flooded residents to beware of mold
    In many parts of southeastern Minnesota, people are cleaning up from flash floods that damaged hundreds of homes. County and federal officials have repeatedly warned residents to find clean, dry places to sleep and to watch out for mold.7:20 a.m.
  • Computer labLocal Somalis help educate students in Minnesota, and Kenya
    A Twin Cities nonprofit group is taking on Somali education on two continents -- in Minnesota and in Africa. Generation for Change and Growth was started by Somali professionals concerned that Somali students were being set up for failure.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gonzales Leaves the President's Power Circle
    Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation as attorney general Monday, after enduring months of bipartisan criticism for his handling of a range of controversies. Gonzales has been a potent force in Washington ever since he arrived from Texas with President Bush seven years ago.
  • The Bordelons: Rebuilt Home, Hope for the Future
    Donald and Colleen Bordelon's home in St. Bernard Parish, La., was still in ruins a year after being flooded by Hurricane Katrina. But since then, they've nearly finished rebuilding and are growing confident the neighborhood will come back, too.
  • Overwhelmed New Orleans Teacher Quits
    Matt Roberts moved to New Orleans last year to teach. He wanted to make a difference as a teacher in the city's troubled public schools. But now he has decided to quit. He explains why in this commentary.
  • Greece Gains Control of Fires; Cause Is Disputed
    The fires in Greece are slowly going out, leaving villages scorched and empty. The government is portraying the continuing disaster as a crime — at least 63 people have died in the fires. But some environmentalists are skeptical about the possibility of arson.
  • U.S. Obesity Levels on the Rise, Group Says
    Despite recent attention to the issue of obesity and its relation to health problems such as diabetes and hypertension, not one state showed a decline in the rate of obesity, according to the Trust for America's Health on Obesity, a nonprofit organization.
  • Gamers Find Gaps in China's Anti-Addiction Efforts
    Anti-addiction software is supposed to protect gamers under the age of 18 in China. But the software, which detracts points from game-players' scores if they don't take a break at certain points, hasn't been an unqualified success.
  • Consumer Confidence Slips Amid Bad News
    The Reuters consumer sentiment index dropped to its lowest level in a year this month. That may stem from a barrage of negative economic news. The supply of unsold homes just rose to a 16-year high, suggesting the worst is yet to come for the domestic housing market.
  • Taiwan's Acer to Acquire Gateway Computer
    Struggling Gateway computer is being purchased for $710 million by Acer, a Taiwan-based computer maker. Gateway was a rising power in the computer industry in the early 1990s. It was started by college dropout Ted Waite in his father's South Dakota barn back in 1985.
  • Investors Look to Profit from Mortgage Woes
    A letter from a New York hedge fund invites readers to "capitalize from the carnage," in the subprime mortgage industry, according to a Web site for investors. That means investing in mortgages at fire-sale prices. And plenty of investors are looking to profit from problems in the mortgage industry.
  • Change Jars Preferred for Saving
    A survey by Capital One Financial shows only 35 percent of Americans have a money market account. Americans are more likely to put their money in a piggy bank. But the most common method is a change jar. It won't earn you any interest. But at least the change jar is free, unlike the piggy bank.

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