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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Seeding the prairieReseeding the prairie
    The number of prairie areas in Minnesota is slowly increasing. Each fall the state reseeds hundreds of acres of marginal farmland and other parcels of land with native prairie plants.7:22 a.m.
  • Judge blocks threatened strike at Mesaba Aviation
    The decision leaves Mesaba free to cut employee pay on Thursday without fear of a crippling work stoppage. Mesaba had said previously that a walkout would kill the airline.7:44 a.m.
  • Vigil from '06 legislative sessionSocial issues in the background of governor's race
    You won't find anything about social issues such as abortion and same sex marriage on the gubernatorial candidates' Web sites, but they're important to many voters.7:48 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • White House Retires 'Stay the Course' Phrase
    Apparently in response to the potency of Iraq as an election issue, President Bush has decided not to use the phrase "stay the course" anymore to describe his Iraq policy.
  • Senate Candidate Casey Wants Iraq-Policy Overhaul
    Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum faces an uphill battle against Bob Casey Jr. The war in Iraq is a defining issue in Pennsylvania politics, and Casey's call for benchmarks and accountability is resonating well with voters.
  • Former Coke Workers in Venezuela on Protest
    More than 10,000 former workers of Coca-Cola's subsidiary in Venezuela are blockading bottling plants in the country. They say a Mexican-based Coke subsidiary owes them a large amount of money in unpaid social benefits.
  • N.C. Officials Learn from Mexico Visits
    Ethnic tensions in North Carolina are on the rise as the state's Hispanic community has boomed. To foster understanding, a nongovernmental organization is sending local policy makers on trips to Mexico. Officials say the experience has helped them in their jobs.
  • Ultra-Discount Stores Proliferate in Japan
    Japan's 15-year economic downturn has produced ultra-discount shops, selling a wide-variety of no-brand goods. They're proliferating in a country considered one of the most expensive places on earth.
  • Former DeLay House Seat May Fall to Democrats
    At the peak of his power, Tom DeLay was able to engineer the redrawing of the Texas congressional map. Now, not only has DeLay resigned his seat and found himself under an ethics cloud, but a Democrat may win his former seat.
  • Miami Plans Island Home for Mega-Yachts
    A worldwide boom in the construction of mega-yachts leaves a shortage of places to dock them. A $480 million development in Miami's Biscayne Bay would be able to accommodate 50 boats up to 465 feet long.
  • Outsider Takes Over as CEO at Wrigley
    Chewing-gum maker Wrigley has named a new CEO. William Perez, formerly of Nike, will take over the Chicago-based candy empire. After four generations in the Wrigley family, this is the first time an outsider will lead the company.
  • Skilling Plans Appeal After Lengthy Prison Sentence
    Enron's former CEO Jeffrey Skilling plans to appeal his sentence of 24 years in prison for his role in the collapse of the energy trading company. A jury earlier this year convicted him of fraud and conspiracy.
  • IBM Targets Amazon for Alleged Patent Violations
    IBM is suing for infringing on Web site navigation, advertisement and data storage patents. IBM filed two lawsuits Monday, citing patents dating back to the 1980s.

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