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Fri September 9, 2011

KUNC Entertainment Report

There's LOTS of music and celebrations all across Colorado this weekend.

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Fri September 9, 2011

Kraft Foods, Sara Lee Settle Dueling Hot Dog Suits



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with an update on a hot dog war.

Kraft Foods and Sara Lee settled dueling lawsuits. Kraft claims its Oscar Mayer hot dogs defeated Sara Lee's Ball Park Franks. Sara Lee claimed to be America's best franks. And each company sued the other for exaggeration. Now the companies have settled out of court. Each will drop its claim that the other's hot dog wasn't so great. This way they avoid the danger of the court ruling that they were both right.

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Fri September 9, 2011

Champion Swimmer Takes On Dolphins And Loses

Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini — a two-time world champion — took on 19-year-old King and nine-year-old Leah. King and Leah are dolphins. They edged out Magnini in the final strokes. The human swimmer was even given a handicap — the dolphins had to swim twice as many lengths.


Fri September 9, 2011

9/11: Rethinking Fear in the Decade After

Dr. Pius Kamau

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. As a nation takes time to pause and reflect – KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says we as a country should also refocus our thinking on the war on terrorism to include more homegrown threats – that have had just as deadly consequences.

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Fri September 9, 2011
Around the Nation

Residents Leave As Susquehanna River Rises

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are still causing flooding and destruction — this time in the Northeast. Nearly 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate homes from New York to Maryland because of the rising Susquehanna River. It's some of the worst flooding the region has seen in 40 years.