1:52pm

Wed October 17, 2012
Shots - Health News

Take Shots With You, Please

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 12:24 pm

Scott Hensley, Shots host.
NPR

Does Shots look a little different today? You bet.

We've streamlined the design, building on what we learned from the last makeover in early 2011.

The Shots landing page will get a few more tweaks over the next couple of weeks, but the key change is that you'll be able see many more stories at a glance when you visit.

We've got more room for graphics and photos for stories, and there will be less clutter around them, too.

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1:49pm

Wed October 17, 2012
The Two-Way

U.N. Envoy To Syria Heads To Damascus To Discuss Cease-Fire

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 2:05 pm

Syrian rebels head towards the frontline in Albab, 30 kilometres from the northeastern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Wednesday.
Tauseef Mustafa AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations' special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is on his way to Syria's capital, Damascus, where he will hold talks with Syrian leaders about a proposal to call a cease-fire between government troops and rebel fighters. Brahimi has said he hopes the cease-fire will start next week, for the Eid al Adha holiday.

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1:40pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Cutting Edge

Jim talks about his trip to Washington, D.C. to see the White House Rose Garden and Michelle Obama's Kitchen Garden.  Listen to his tale about how he donated his pocket knife to the Secret Service.  Looks like no more mumbly peg for Jim until Santa brings him a new one. 

1:32pm

Wed October 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Mourners Line Streets As Sihanouk's Body Comes Home To Cambodia

One of the thousands of mourners today in Phnom Penh as the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk was brought home.
Nicolas Asfouri AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Cambodians gathered in the streets of Phnom Penh today to watch as the body of former King Norodom Sihanouk returned to the nation he dominated for more than half a century.

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1:30pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Angel's Share

Jim Sollecito

When fruits, vegetables and other vegetation disappear from the landscape, old timers declare that's 'the angel's share.'  Other people blame deer - and they may just be onto something.  Fruits and vegetables will regenerate, but when trees and shrubs are damaged - by mice and other woodland creatures as well as deer - the damage can be permanent.  Jim has some ideas about how you can help protect your landscape from these pesky nibblers. 

1:26pm

Wed October 17, 2012
Election 2012

October Surmise: Predicting The Next President

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Fans wear President Obama and Mitt Romney masks at the Atlanta Braves-Miami Marlins game Sept. 25 in Atlanta. One of many quirky election year predictors is based on which candidate's likeness sells better as a Halloween mask.
David Goldman AP

Predicting a presidential winner is one of America's favorite pastimes in an election year.

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1:21pm

Wed October 17, 2012
-From The Soil with Sollecito

Deer Munchies

Jim Sollecito

Fall is 'bulk up' time for deer.  You think they wreak havoc in spring and summer?  Fall is the peak of chow down time.  But you can do something to pull the plug on the gravy train in your back yard.  Jim has some ideas about how you can turn the herd around and keep them away from your plantings.

1:10pm

Wed October 17, 2012
The Salt

What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Top: Saul Loeb/Nicole Branan, Bottom: Shy Man/Justin Sullivan Top: Getty Images/iStockphotos, Bottom: iStockphotos/Getty Images

Last night's presidential debate showed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaping off his barstool at the first question, and an equally charged President Obama walking purposefully around the stage and doing some strong finger waving to emphasize his remarks.

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12:46pm

Wed October 17, 2012
Regional Coverage

Headlines and Links

Congressional candidate Dan Maffei speaks about fracking
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Here's a round up of regional news from WRVO:

Cuomo attends presidential debate on Long Island

Republican Ann Marie Buerkle and Democrat Dan Maffei combine to collect $2.75 million in campaign funds

Maffei says fracking should be regulated by federal government

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12:41pm

Wed October 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Green Party Presidential Candidates Are Arrested Outside Debate Venue

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 4:16 pm

Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

The presidential and vice presidential candidates on the Green Party ticket were arrested yesterday when they tried to get into the site of the second presidential debate.

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