10:02am

Fri May 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Probes Of Sketchy Drug Sales Nearing Settlement

Franck Camhi iStockphoto.com

Federal probes into overzealous selling of prescription medicines have landed two of America's most prominent corporations in some hot legal water.

Securities filings by Google and Johnson & Johnson earlier this week hinted at the depth of that water. The Wall Street Journal, in two separate stories, provides more details on the companies' alleged missteps.

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10:01am

Fri May 13, 2011
KUNC Employment

KUNC Is Hiring A Digital Media Manager

Are you seeking an opportunity to help a dynamic public radio station move to the new frontiers of digital service?  KUNC, Community Radio for Northern Colorado, invites you to become its first Digital Media Manager.  The position requires taking a leadership role in ensuring current and future use of digital media is designed around the needs and wants of listener/users.  Work daily with content staff to adapt broadcast content and original content for all digital platforms. 

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9:36am

Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

'Situation Room Meme' Continues: This Time, All The Men Are Removed

FreeWilliamsburg.com

The "Situation Room photo" and the things that clever folks are doing with it have taken on lives of their own since the White House released the image of President Obama and his top advisors anxiously monitoring events on the day U.S. commandos killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

As Know Your Meme says, it's "a photoshopping trend."

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9:05am

Fri May 13, 2011
Around the Nation

Louisiana Awaits Fateful Mississippi Spillway Decision

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:50 am

Louisiana National Guardsmen were deployed in Morgan City to top off local levees with sand-filled baskets in advance of possible flooding if the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge is opened.
Patrick Semansky AP

Federal engineers got the OK to open a massive spillway that would flood hundreds of thousands of acres in Louisiana to try to protect heavily populated Baton Rouge and New Orleans from the bulging Mississippi River.

The Army Corps of Engineers said it will open the Morganza Spillway when the river's flow rate reaches a certain point, expected Saturday.

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9:00am

Fri May 13, 2011
Garden Report

Perennials Add Interest to Garden or Landscape All Season

Photo Courtesy of Fort Collins Nursery

A mix of perennials accents the garden throughout the season.  The mix should be for color, texture, size, and time of bloom.  But for all of the beauty of perennials, they are not a `no’ maintenance part of a landscape.

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8:58am

Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Meghan McCain To Glenn Beck: 'Shut Up About My Body'

MyStyle.com

On his radio show Wednesday, conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck thought it would be funny if he pretended to be vomiting as he watched a public service ad featuring Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

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8:49am

Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Gasoline Pushed Inflation Rate Higher In April

The prices consumers pay for goods and services went up 0.4 percent last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says, as higher costs for gasoline pushed the inflation rate up.

In the past year, BLS added, consumer prices are up 3.2 percent.

According to BLS, higher prices for gasoline accounted "for almost half" of the overall increase last month.

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8:06am

Fri May 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Key Republican: Success In Afghanistan May Mean Including Taliban

Originally published on Fri May 13, 2011 6:06 am

Corporal Daniel Wheeler, Bravo Co. 1/5 Marines, walks through a waist high wheat field on a patrol in Sangin District near the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan earlier this month.
David Gilkey NPR

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) is a leading Republican voice on foreign policy and someone who Democratic President Barack Obama listens to.

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7:24am

Fri May 13, 2011
Around the Nation

Batman Unlucky In Las Vegas Punch-Fest

A video on YouTube shows a man dressed as Batman putting up his dukes. Unfortunately for the caped crusader, a tourist throws multiple punches at him, and then picks up Batman and body-slams him before walking off.

7:13am

Fri May 13, 2011
Around the Nation

Lumber Baron's Fortune Divided After 92 Years

Wellington R. Burt left behind a fortune when he died in 1919, but his kids never saw the money. His will said the money would not be distributed until 21 years after his last grandchild died. The condition was finally met last month, and a dozen descendants split about $100 million.

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