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1 killed, 3 hurt at Ark. nuclear plant



Published: Mon, April 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

1 killed, 3 hurt at Ark. nuclear plant

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.

Entergy Arkansas says a worker was killed and three others injured when a heavy piece of equipment fell at a nuclear plant.

The utility says the public is not a risk after the industrial accident Sunday morning at its Arkansas Nuclear One plant in Russellville, about 70 miles northwest of Little Rock. Entergy says the workers were moving the equipment from the plant’s turbine building.

Entergy and the Arkansas Department of Health say the accident did not affect the plant’s reactors. They also say radiation wasn’t involved. The reactors have been shut down, and the company says they are stable.

Cyprus archbishop vows to help needy

NICOSIA, Cyprus

The leader of Cyprus’ Orthodox Christian church vowed to do all he can so that ordinary people “won’t go hungry” amid the country’s worst financial crisis in decades.

Archbishop Chrysostomos II said the church’s property belongs to the people, but “dignity” prevents them from asking for help. He said he has instructed parish priests to discreetly seek out those in need.

Cyprus’ jobless rate now stands at 15 percent, but economists fear a significant spike in the months ahead after a financial rescue agreement with the country’s eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund that has decimated the troubled banking sector and choked businesses.

Tech firms boost perks for workers

CUPERTINO, Calif.

Apple’s ring-shaped, gleaming “Spaceship Headquarters” will include a world-class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander. Google’s new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental encounters. Facebook, while putting final touches on a Disney-inspired campus including a Main Street with a B-B-Q shack, sushi house and bike shop, is already planning an even larger, more exciting new campus.

More than ever before, Silicon Valley firms want their workers at work.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has gone so far as to ban working from home, and many more offer prodigious incentives for coming in to the office, such as free meals, massages and gyms.

This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters.

Associated Press


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