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8:15 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Bill Gale reviews "The Full Monty" at Theatre by the Sea

Providence, R.I. – It's hard to believe but the summer theater season is on the way out. In Matunuck, Theatre by the Sea has opened its final musical, the British-born "The Full Monty." Bill Gale has the review.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Full Monty continues at Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck through August 29th. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.

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Local Features
8:15 am
Tue August 10, 2010

New film chronicles life of Newport's last grand dame

Eileen Slocum is pictured here. Photo courtesy of G. Wayne Miller.

Providence, R.I. – When she passed away two years ago at the age of 92, Eileen Slocum was known as Newport's last grand dame. Over the years, Slocum welcomed a sitting president, presidential candidates, billionaires and European royalty at he home at 459 Bellevue Ave.

Now a new film about her life, titled "Behind the Hedgerow," is set to debut at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It's the second film by G. Wayne Miller, a longtime staff writer at The Providence Journal.

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RIPR News
2:21 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner

Providence, R.I. – After searching five miles of the Taunton River over several hours, the Coast Guard is suspending its sea and air hunt for a missing mariner.

Two coast guard vessels and a helicopter were unable to spot the man who went overboard after his boat hit a cement pier in the river around 11 last night.

Today's search was near the Braga Bridge in Fall River. The man's name hasn't been released.

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RIPR News
12:17 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

New report tracks government spending in RI

Providence, R.I. – A new report finds the largest amount of public spending in Rhode Island goes towards elementary and secondary education and vendor payments, primarily Medicaid and other health care programs.

According to the business-backed group Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, or RIPEC, the two categories make up 60 percent of government spending in the Ocean State. The group says education and vendor payments represent the largest area of spending in most states.

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Morning News Podcast
8:58 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Providence, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Monday, August 9, 2010.

Local Features
7:31 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Why RI still celebrates Victory Day

Providence, R.I. – Today is Victory Day, which commemorates the Allied victory over Japan in World War II. Rhode Island is the last state left that still marks the day with a legal holiday. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay considers why Ocean Staters continue to celebrate this holiday that every other state now ignores.

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Political Roundtable
7:08 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Iraq, casinos, and political races

Providence, R.I. – The cost of Iraq, casinos, and political races. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.

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RIPR News
6:42 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Officials suspend aircraft search

Charlestown, R.I. – The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended the search for a downed aircraft reported near Charlestown Beach.

The Coast Guard said Sunday that crews from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island searched an area of about 150 square miles. The Coast Guard received numerous calls Saturday night that a one-person ultralight aircraft went down in Block Island Sound.

The search has turned up nothing. The Coast Guard says that as of Sunday, there were no reports of missing aircraft or missing persons.

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RIPR News
6:35 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Experts speak to RI officials about Gulf oil spill

Providence, R.I. – Rhode Islanders whose expertise was called on to assist with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are scheduled to address the state's Emergency Management Advisory Council.

Among those expected to appear at Tuesday's meeting at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus is URI associate dean of oceanography and maritime law expert Dennis Nixon.

Nixon will brief members on the latest oil spill modeling software and other technologies, and highlight ongoing cleanup efforts.

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RIPR News
6:29 am
Mon August 9, 2010

WPA era murals uncovered at URI

Providence, R.I. – Construction at the University of Rhode Island has revealed a group of depression-era murals that officials thought had been destroyed in the 1960's.

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