News
7:46 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Grocers, Restaurants Fined

The Labor Department says the operators of two Mexican groceries in Ohio and a small chain of restaurants in the Columbus area have been fined 30-thousand dollars and have agreed to pay 230-thousand in back wages to more than 250 employees.

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Around the Nation
7:42 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Whistling Man Is A Nuisance In Portland, Maine

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 9:44 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Residents of Portland, Maine, said they found Robert Smith a little too obviously cheerful. Mr. Smith had a habit of whistling while standing outside of homes and businesses. A city ordinance lists whistling as disorderly behavior, with a fine of up to $500. But the Portland Press-Herald reports Smith reached a compromise with police. He agreed to whistle only while in motion, not standing in one place.

(SOUNDBITE OF WHISTLING)

World
7:33 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Female Sherpa Makes Record Climbs

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 9:44 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Few can say they've reached the summit of Mt. Everest, and even fewer can say they've done it twice. And only one woman can say she's done it twice in one month. Her name is Chhurim, a 29-year-old Sherpa from Nepal. She made the climb last May, came down for a few days and then turned around and went up again. This week, she climbed into the Guinness Book of World Records.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

News
7:32 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Bond Set For Murder Suspect

Bond is set at 500-thousand dollars for a Reynoldsburg man charged with participating in a fatal shooting and robbery on the South Side in December 2011.

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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Book News: 50 Poems From Rudyard Kipling Discovered

Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling wrote novels, poems and short stories, mostly set in India and Burma during British rule.
Evening Standard Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 4:15 pm

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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News
7:31 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Finalists For State Schools Chief Announced

Four candidates have made the final cut in the search for a new state schools chief.

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News
7:27 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Physically Challenged Firefighter Returns To Duty

A Central Ohio firefighter is the state's first amputee to return to his job.

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News
7:26 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Police Seeking Scam Suspects And Victims

Westerville police are looking for more suspects and victims in a multi-state wire fraud case.

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News
7:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Doctor Charged With Murder Posts Bond

The New Albany physician charged with killing a pregnant Pataskala woman will be on house arrest while he awaits his trial scheduled for early May.

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The Two-Way
7:17 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Tourist Tragedy In Egypt: Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire; Many Aboard Killed

The wreckage of a hot air balloon and its gondola lay in a field near Luxor, Egypt, on Tuesday. A fire and subsequent crash killed many of those who were aboard the tourist flight.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:08 pm

The final death toll has not yet been determined, but the number is high. A hot air balloon carrying tourists on a flight over historic sites around the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor caught fire Tuesday. It then plunged to the ground.

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