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8:33am

Fri March 18, 2011
Economy

Regional Economic Survey Suggests Growth

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A new survey of bankers suggests the economy in rural areas of 10 mid-west and plains states including Colorado – will continue growing in the next few months.

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7:07am

Fri March 18, 2011
Around the Nation

Ohio City Councilman In A Syrupy Mess

An Ohio city councilman is in trouble. He tapped a century old maple in front of his house and collected enough sap to make two gallons of syrup. But he was outed by the Toledo Blade. It was a city tree and he did not have a permit.

7:00am

Fri March 18, 2011
Europe

Kate Middleton's Sheer Dress Bought At Auction

An anonymous bidder has paid more than $125,00 for a seductive piece of sartorial history: A see-through dress once worn by England's Kate Middleton. She modeled the now famous frock at a charity fashion show. Prince William was in the audience. Shortly thereafter, they became an item.

4:32am

Fri March 18, 2011
Asia

U.S. Rescue Team: Japan's Damage Is "Off The Charts"

As Japanese firemen work through the tsunami debris looking for bodies, they have been joined by a team from the Los Angeles Fire Department. Leader Dave Stone, who has worked recently in New Zealand and Haiti, says his team has never seen anything to "this scope and magnitude."

4:00am

Fri March 18, 2011
Sports

NCAA Women's Tournament

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the field for the N-C-double-A women's basketball tournament. Those games begin on Saturday.

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