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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 29, 2005

More Exposure for Ethanol

Gasoline is expensive. Diesel fuel is even more so. But there's a substantially cheaper motor fuel on the market, and the cars that run on it are readily available. But this alternative fuel is not a panacea. Jim Meadows reports on the pluses and minuses of E85 fuel.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2005

The Fight against Breast Cancer Goes Local

Urbana's Carle Foundation Hospital will build a new institute dedicated to the research and treatment of breast cancer, thanks to the biggest single gift in the hospital's history. The $10 million donation comes from Linda Mills, who has coped with breast cancer for more than 13 years. Mills, a board member of Busey Bank, deferred comment to her husband, First Busey Corporation CEO Doug Mills, who says their ordeal began on the last day of 1991 when Linda was first diagnosed. The Institute is expected to open in 2008.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 21, 2005

Editing DVDs - How Far is Too Far?

Modern technology has allowed for editing of movies on DVD without the consent of studios. One service called CleanFlicks distributes edited versions of films, while another, CleanPlay, sells software that allows parents to filter out content they don't want their kids to see. Attorney Carrie Beyer, who wrote about the subject for the University of Illinois Law Review, tells AM 580's Jeff Bossert that both services have become the subject of legal battles over who has the right to remove or alter a film's content.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 12, 2005

A Memorial to Iris Chang

Shortly after the journalist and author committed suicide at the age of 36, the curator of a museum in Nanjing, China -- a city Chang wrote extensively about -- came to her gravesite to pay his respects. His organization now plans to fund two statues of Chang, one to be placed in a museum in Nanjing and the other to go to her family in the US. AM 580's Jeff Bossert spoke with Shau-Jin and Ying-Ying Chang, who'll decide where a statue on American soil will best honor Iris' memory and inspire others.

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