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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ad blitzCandidates for governor plan home stretch ad blitz
    If you're not sick of political ads on TV by now you probably will be by Election Day.7:20 a.m.
  • Tim Walz with  Duane SilkerGutknecht facing tough challenge from Walz
    The race for Congress in Minnesota's 1st District has become competitive with a political newcomer running as a DFLer posing a serious challenger to six-term Republican incumbent Gil Gutknecht.7:42 a.m.
  • Alleged page scandal hits South Dakota Senate
    South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has agreed to call the state's Senate into a special session to look into allegations of improper behavior by a state senator. Senate leaders from both major parties asked for the special session which will meet on November 27, 2006.7:51 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In Tight Race, Santorum Urges Tactical Shift in Iraq
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum is seeking re-election in one of the tightest Senate races in the country. Unlike other embattled incumbents, Santorum isn't trying to distance himself from President Bush on Iraq. But he says the U.S. needs to re-evaluate its tactics as violence there surges.
  • IAEA Chief: Western Threats May Encourage Nuclear Weapons
    Speaking Tuesday in Washington, Mohammed El Baradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned that threats from the West may actually drive countries to seek nuclear weapons.
  • Both Parties See Upside to Immigration Issue
    Candidates are talking almost as much about immigration this election season as they are about Iraq and the economy. Both the Republicans and Democrats think it's a winning issue for them.
  • Rural California Bank Supports Local College Students
    A hometown bank in a rural California county awards a cash scholarship to high school graduates who attend the region's junior college. In the nearly 60 years since it started the program, Exchange Bank has awarded more than 100,000 scholarships so far.
  • Police Departments Struggle with Staffing Levels
    Law-enforcement officials from around the country can't seem to hire enough police officers. They're in Washington for a Justice Department forum to talk about the problem. Many are trying to add perks and benefits to attract and retain officers.
  • War Issue Key to Vermont Congressional Race
    Vermont has suffered one of the highest per capita death rates in Iraq. The war is the defining issue in the race for the state's lone seat in Congress.
  • Post-Ramadan Celebration Muted in Iraq
    Iraqis, both Sunnis and Shia, are observing Eid el Fitr, the feast days that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It's normally the liveliest holiday of the Muslim calendar, but not in conflict-ridden Iraq.
  • Seven-Eleven Pulling 'Cocaine' Drink from Shelves
    Seven-Eleven says it will stop selling a high-caffeine drink because of its name. The drink is called Cocaine and comes in red cans, with the name spelled out in what are meant to resemble lines of white powder. The drink is targeted at teens and parents have complained about its sale.
  • Comverse Executive Pleads Guilt in Backdating Case
    A former Comverse Technology executive admitted he illegally backdated stock options to enrich himself, and other company officials. David Kreinberg becomes the first executive to plead guilty in the widening scandal over options backdating.
  • 'The Office' as Management Training Tool
    The dysfunctional workplace portrayed in the TV show The Office rings true to many viewers. It also provides a roadmap of how not to manage a workplace.

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