Nation briefs 4/12/04

Monday, April 12, 2004

Frank Lloyd Wright house dismantled, shipped to Pa.

LISLE, Ill. -- A prefabricated home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and threatened with demolition has been carefully dismantled and shipped 570 miles to Pennsylvania for reassembly. After the home's owner died in 2002, a developer wanted the land underneath it, but not the house itself. The developer eventually donated the 47-year-old crumbling structure to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. The nonprofit group then gave it to a Pennsylvania man under the condition that he restore and preserve it.

Survey shows gas prices rise another 2.5 cents

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Gas prices climbed another 2 1/2 cents in the past two weeks as high crude oil prices and tight capacity contributed to record prices at the pump, a national survey said Sunday. The nationwide average in the past two weeks that ended Friday was $1.82 for all grades, said Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg survey, which regularly polls 8,000 stations across the United States. Gasoline prices are up 31.5 cents per gallon nationwide since late December, Lundberg said.

-- From wire reports

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