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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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  • Denny Schupp'Mr. Walleye's' work is a legacy for the lakes
    Denny Schupp spent nearly 50 years on the state's lakes as a fisheries biologist with the Minnesota DNR. His work created a legacy of knowledge that's still being used today.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Debates Restoring Habeas Corpus
    A bipartisan bill is being considered in the Senate to reestablish habeas corpus rights for foreign detainees suspected to be terrorists. It will take at least 60 votes to break a Republican-led filibuster blocking the measure, which would overturn a law that says detained foreign terror suspects can't challenge their detention in federal court.
  • Ex-Pakistani Leader Says She'll Return Without Deal
    Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says she believes she will be able to stay when she returns to the country from exile next month. She plans to go back despite the lack of a power-sharing agreement with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
  • Obama's Loss May Have Aided White House Bid
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama lost a 2000 U.S. House bid, but he made political friends and gained fundraising experience. And some say if he'd won he might still be a House member — not a candidate for president.
  • Youth Football Coach Pushes Neck Exercises
    Football coaches are reminding players about good tackling techniques ever since the cervical spine injury of Kevin Everett, tight end for the NFL's Buffalo Bills. But one coach, who also runs a spine care clinic in in Portland, Ore., says neck strengthening at younger ages can also help.
  • AIDS Crisis Politicized in South Africa as Graves Fill
    South Africa has the highest number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in the world. Activists there are angry that the government has shown no vigor in trying to meet the five-year goals set by lawmakers for reducing HIV infections nationwide.
  • Global Financial Markets Rally on Rate Cut
    Asian and European stocks soar in response to the Federal Reserve's larger-than-expected rate cut. The Dow Jones Industrial average surged 335 points, its biggest one-day jump in nearly five years.
  • UAW May Set Deadline for Labor Contract
    Contract talks are grinding on in Detroit between the United Auto Workers and General Motors. The union says major issues still aren't resolved and that it may have to set a deadline for an agreement.
  • Writers Guild, Studios in Contract Talks
    The Writers Guild of America, which represents screen and TV writers, is in contract negotiations with the studios. This year is expected to be especially contentious as the reality TV genre fades, making way again for writers of series programming.
  • Consumers Flinch at 'Desperate' Parking Ads
    The campaign for parking on commercial lots has spilled into advertising. The asphalt is painted with stripes that say "Parking for Desperate Housewives." But apparently some people have complained. Not everyone likes being called "desperate" — even if it's just for parking.
  • Rate Cut May Give a Boost to Housing Market
    The Federal Reserve's vote to cut a key interest rate by a half a percentage point aims to keep the economy growing at a time when the world's credit markets are taking a beating. The cut may help the beleaguered housing industry, at least over time.

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