9:01am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

'It Could Be A Lot Worse,' Triumph Passenger Says; Cruise Ship Docking At Ala. Port

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Makeshift tents are seen on the deck of the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, in a photo taken Sunday, the first day it spent without engine power. The image was provided by Kalin Hill of Houston.
Kalin Hill AP

The Carnival cruise ship Triumph docked in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico took longer than expected. The ship's 3,143 passengers had coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation since Sunday, when the Triumph was crippled by an engine room fire.

Updated 2:15 a.m. ET Friday: All Passengers Disembarked

A spokesman for Carnival says all passengers have left the cruise ship that was stranded for days without power and running water.

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8:56am

Thu February 14, 2013
Open Air ~ 2/14 at 1pm

Pianist Stephen Hough ~ Comedian Kurt Bodden

Christian Steiner

On this week's Valentine Edition of Open Air, host David Latulippe ignores the "holiday" completely while talking to pianist Stephen Hough, who is performing Liszt with the San Francisco Symphony this week, but broaches the subject with comedian Kurt Bodden, and gets some historical and literary background about valentines from our regular contributor, critic Peter Robinson.  

Originally broadcast on Thursday, February 14 at 1pm.

Listen now or anytime.

For Kurt Bodden's show 'Steve Seabrook: Better than you', visit: http://themarsh.org 

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8:56am

Thu February 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

More Women Turn To Morning-After Pill

The Plan B pill, one version of the morning-after pill, is available without a prescription, except for women 17 and younger.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

The number of women who have used emergency contraceptive pills has increased dramatically in the past decade, according to the latest government data.

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8:49am

Thu February 14, 2013
Out in the Bay - 2/14, 7pm

Valentine's Day Anniversary: A 55-year love story

Long-time lesbian activists Phyllis Lyon and the late Del Martin were together 55 years before they could legally wed.

8:23am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Salt

Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Makers Dare To Bare How It's Done

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 11:11 am

Askinosie buys beans directly from small farmers. The goal: better quality control, and more cash to the growers.
Bob Linder Courtesy of Askinosie Chocolate

If you're looking to buy chocolate in San Francisco this Valentine's Day, just follow your nose down Valencia Street. "A lot of people walk in [and say], 'Oh, my gosh, the smell!" says Cameron Ring, co-owner of Dandelion Chocolate.

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8:14am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

'Prisoner X' Mystery Puts Spotlight On Israel's Spy Agency

Originally published on Thu February 21, 2013 6:40 am

The "prisoner x" story is front page news in Australia.
William West AFP/Getty Images

This sounds like something from a spy novel, but it's the top of a real-life Associated Press story today:

"He was known as Prisoner X, his crimes unknown. For months he languished in an Israeli prison until he was he was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide. Later, rumors would swirl that he was an Australian-Israeli who worked for the Israeli secret service Mossad.

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8:02am

Thu February 14, 2013
Business

How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 2:24 pm

A US Airways plane rests near two American Airlines jets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last year. The combined carrier would be named American Airlines.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.

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7:30am

Thu February 14, 2013
Kalw Almanac

February 14, 2013


Today is Valentines Day
It's National Organ Donor Day
It's Ferris Wheel Day
International Flirting week


On this day in...


1929 The St. Valentines Day Massacre took place . 
1931 "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi opened in movie theaters.
1946 IBM switched on its first real computer at the University of Pennsylvania
1972JOHN lennon and Yoko Ono began a week as hosts of the "Mike Douglas Show"


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7:22am

Thu February 14, 2013
Business

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Heinz

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:05 am

Warren Buffett is teaming up with another big investor in the $28 billion deal. Berkshire Hathaway has been looking for places to invest, with other recent deals involving consumer icons Coca-Cola and Mars.

6:49am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Warren Buffett Puts Heinz In His Pantry

J.B. Reed Landov

The Oracle of Omaha is again showing he's got a taste for companies that make the kinds of food many Americans love.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is joining with the Brazilian investment group 3G Capital to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion. Add in the debt that the new owners will assume and the deal's value grows to $28 billion, Buffett's company says.

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