Daily Planet Headlines: Landmark Center goes around the world in five Sundays

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SATURDAY, January 19

HEADLINES

“Landmark Center goes around the world in five Sundays”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8776
by Colette Davidson, TC Daily Planet
Even if you don’t have the funds to jump on a plane bound for Russia, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a plate of quality Beef Stroganoff or a set of nesting dolls. Beginning on January 20 and continuing for five Sundays until April 27, St. Paul’s Landmark Center will present Urban Expedition 2008—now in its fourth year. A chance to have fun and learn about the many countries in our world, Urban Expedition allows families to enjoy world food, music, dance and culture without crossing the Minnesota border.

“No longer ‘above average'”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9004
by Lee Egerstrom and Jeff Van Wychen, Minnesota 2020
Minnesota is showing all the signs of a recession and its slumping employment picture is getting worse, but that that shouldn’t prompt policy makers and their economic advisers to start weighing ways to prime the pump just yet.

“Hannon workers ‘on thin ice,’ demonstrators say”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9000
by Steve Share, Workday Minnesota
The windchill was minus six degrees at noon Monday as about 20 members and staff of SEIU Local 26, some wearing ice skates, some wearing boots, played hockey on the ice at Centennial Lakes Park. Their presence sought to dramatize that workers at Hannon Security Services are “on thin ice” without access to affordable health care.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Keith Ellison, Person of the Year 2007”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8971
by Staff, La Prensa de Minnesota
La Prensa de Minnesota started a new tradition last year, “La Prensa de Minnesota Person of The Year”, an award aimed to highlight the accomplishments and the impact of one person in favor of our communities as a whole. Last year, we honored Senator Patricia Torres Ray. This year, we feel humble to honor a Minnesotan whose work in the US House of Representatives has make him a national figure and one of the most outstanding people in Congress, Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison. His work, during 2007, in favor of the environment, immigration reform, healthcare, the poor and the Liberian community deserve a bigger recognition that we hope someday he will receive.

“Growing health threat may have genetic component”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8868
by Jennifer Holder, TC Daily Planet
Mary Manning, a 66-year-old St. Paul African American resident, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only cause of death on the rise. COPD is a slowly progressive disease of the airways that is characterized by a gradual loss of lung function. The term COPD includes chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive bronchitis, or emphysema, or combinations of these conditions.

“Transformation near Central and Lowry”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8958
Staff, The Northeaster
A business owner’s vision is reshaping Northeast’s commercial corridor with three potential new developments: a new apartment/commercial building, a restaurant, and a bakery.

NEW IN BLOGS

“Growing up in Cedar Riverside”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8997
by Makia Jama, New Minnesotans Speak
Tall buildings tower over school children who get off busses from 3-4:00 in the afternoon. Parents hurrying to the busses to get their children home so they can get on with the rest of their day. Meanwhile, lots of kids run around playing and not giving a care in the world about the beeping cars that are trying to get through.

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