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As it roared through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, packing winds of up to 200 mph, the twister flattened buildings. Searchers continue to look for survivors and those who were killed.
Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe have become the faces of pushback on federal emergency spending. Now the deadly and devastating tornado in their home state has put them in an awkward position.
Under Douglas Shulman's watch, IRS personnel singled out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny. That, he conceded Tuesday, has "justifiably led to questions" about the tax agency's motivation.
In the aftermath of horrible acts of violence, whose faces stick in our memory? Whose faces should?
Engineers have figured out a way to get crystals to form rose and tulip sculptures, each smaller than a strand of hair. The gardens sprout up on a penny dipped in a salt solution. The technique is similar to 3-D printing and could one day be used to...
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by NCPR News
May 31, 2007 — Every week in churches across the North Country, people gather to pray for miracles. The idea that faith can heal broken bodies and cure disease isn't just found in evangelical congregations. More main-line Protestants, and even some physicians,are experimenting with prayer as a form of therapy. Today and tonight, the Rev. Nigel Mumford will conduct healing services at the Episcopal churches in Canton and Potsdam. Mumford is now the director of the healing center at Christ the King Spiritual Life center in Greenwich, New York. Brian Mann attended one of Mumford's healing sessions at the Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake last fall. Go to full article
May 31, 2007 — Ethanol fuel is grain alcohol blended with regular gasoline. The most common blend, 10% ethanol, 90% gas, accounts for about a third of the gas sold in America. The alcohol is now made mostly from corn. It's big business for American corn farmers. But some people are warning there are costs to the drive for ethanol, and we will all pay. Yesterday, dairy market forecasters warned that consumers can expect a sharp increase in dairy prices this summer. The milk futures market predicts that by June, the price paid to farmers will have increased 50% this year, partly due to increased costs of corn to feed their cows. But it's more than just cheese and milk. Rebecca Williams has the first of a two-part series on the hidden consequences of ethanol. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 31, 2007 — National Trails Day, this Saturday, is an annual nationwide day of public events. It's considered the country's largest celebration of the outdoors. The Adirondack Mountain Club is also celebrating its 85th anniversary and its first trail program, the 133-mile long Northville-Placid trail. Todd Moe spoke with Wes Lampman, ADK Director of Field Programs, who says about a hundred volunteers are expected to help with trail maintenance work on Saturday. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
May 31, 2007 — Canadian Inuit artist Shirley Moorhouse's textiles are shaped by intrinsic Inuit traditions and collective experiences and memories of living on the land. She produces... Go to full article