88.9 KETR http://m.ketr.org en Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change http://m.ketr.org/post/obama-japans-administration-disputed-islands-shouldnt-change President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. believes that Japan's administration of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims, should not change "unilaterally," as he assured Tokyo that U.S. security guarantees "covers all territories administered by Japan."<p>Obama, on the first stop in a week-long swing through the Asia-Pacific region, spoke alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 52597 at http://m.ketr.org Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer http://m.ketr.org/post/snoopy-garfield-and-friends-go-bald-kids-cancer <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDYclHkzdQk</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:31:00 +0000 Linda Poon 52598 at http://m.ketr.org Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School http://m.ketr.org/post/saddened-students-return-ferry-disaster-victims-school Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, began the difficult process of resuming classes on Thursday, eight days after <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/146267509/ferry-disaster" target="_blank">a ferry disaster</a> claimed the lives of more than 200 of their classmates.<p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/04/24/72/0302000000AEN20140424004451315F.html" target="_blank">According to South Korea's Yonhap News</a>, the seniors (or third-year year students):<p><blockquote><p>"Made way ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52595 at http://m.ketr.org Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University http://m.ketr.org/post/british-men-win-equal-pay-claim-against-university A group of British men have won a sex-discrimination case against a university that paid them less than some of their female coworkers.<p>At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, made compared with female colleagues on the same pay scale. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:54:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 52596 at http://m.ketr.org British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University Group asks TxDOT to study, plan for I-30 http://m.ketr.org/post/group-asks-txdot-study-plan-i-30 <p>On Apr. 24 in Greenville, public and private leaders from around the region gathered together so as to build momentum for planning for Interstate 30’s future.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Sen. Bob </span>Deuell were among those&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">in attendance for a meeting of the I-30 Task Force, organized by Tex-21, a group devoted to planning for the state’s future transportation needs. Chris Brown of the Ark-Texas Council of Governments hosted the event.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:11:33 +0000 Mark Haslett 52593 at http://m.ketr.org Group asks TxDOT to study, plan for I-30 Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels http://m.ketr.org/post/jobless-claims-bounce-earlier-weeks-low-levels After <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/17/304065214/jobless-claims-stay-near-7-year-low" target="_blank">two straight weeks</a> in which the figures tracked near their lowest levels in seven years, the number of first-time applications for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week.<p><a href="http://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf" target="_blank">The Employment and Training Administration says</a> there were 329,000 such claims filed, up by 24,000 from the previous week's slightly revised figure.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-usa-economy-idUSBREA Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52594 at http://m.ketr.org Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii http://m.ketr.org/post/stowaway-teens-father-was-shocked-hear-son-was-hawaii The father of a teen who last weekend survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a passenger jet says:<p><blockquote><p>"When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy."<p></blockquote><p>Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi also <a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/voa-exclusive-teen-stowaways-father-says-allah-protected-his-son/1899731.html" target="_blank">tells Voice of America's Somali service</a> that he was confused at first when police from Hawaii called on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52592 at http://m.ketr.org Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet http://m.ketr.org/post/no-breakthrough-object-interest-isnt-missing-jet A large piece of metal found earlier this week on the coast of western Australia, which investigators had called an "object of interest" in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people who were on board, is apparently not connected to the missing jet.<p><a href="http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/april/mr036.aspx" target="_blank">The Australian Transport Safety Bureau reports</a> that "after examining detailed photographs of material washed ashore 10 kilometers east of Augusta, it is satisfied it is not a lead in relation to the search."<p>So, the "weeks of false lead Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:33:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 52590 at http://m.ketr.org Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies http://m.ketr.org/post/colleges-move-ban-selfie-taking-graduation-ceremonies The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 editor 52591 at http://m.ketr.org Lou Ann Petty films video of 'A Soldier's Wife' http://m.ketr.org/post/lou-ann-petty-films-video-soldiers-wife <p>Singer-songwriter Lou Ann Petty of Cumby has filmed a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu7O1ezi5e0">video of her song, "A Soldier's Wife," which is now on YouTube</a>.&nbsp; And Lou Ann discusses efforts to save one of Cumby's oldest buildings from demolition.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52575 at http://m.ketr.org Lou Ann Petty films video of 'A Soldier's Wife'