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Fri November 11, 2011
The Record

'Stairway To Heaven' Turns 40: Celebrate With 7 Covers

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:25 pm

Heart's Nancy Wilson onstage in 1983, looking very Jimmy Page.
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Fri November 11, 2011
Garden Report

Houseplants Add to Décor, Air Quality

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As it turns out – indoor houseplants do much more than just sprucing up a room’s décor. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more.

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Sat November 5, 2011
Author Interviews

'Train Of Small Mercies': RFK's Last Journey Imagined

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 9:51 am

Penguin Group USA

In the news business, time is marked by great events: the anniversaries of elections, wars, hit songs and the births and deaths of famous people.

But each of us also has a personal timeline by which we measure our life: the day we start our first job, fulfill a dream or glimpse history passing by, close enough to touch.

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Sat November 5, 2011
Author Interviews

Basketball Legend Shares 'Charmed, Tormented Life'


SCOTT SIMON, host: Jerry West is the symbol of the National Basketball Association - truly so. The NBA's logo silhouette of a player dribbling the ball down court in perfect form is drawn from a 1969 photo of Jerry West when he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, which he did for 14 years and was an All Star 14 times.


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Sat November 5, 2011
Simon Says

America's Stake In A United Europe

President Obama salutes service members from both sides of the Atlantic as he walks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, last week.
Markus Schreiber AFP/Getty Images

It is always tempting for Americans to look at problems in Europe and ask, "What does that have to do with me?"

Well, U.S. banks hold almost $17 billion in Greek debt and billions more bought through European banks. Billions of dollars that Americans have saved for retirement, college — or the rainy days that may be — are now invested in Greece.

But we also might remind ourselves why the euro and the European Union were created.

The problems of Europe led to two world wars in the 20th century, and America got involved in each.

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