Inside the Daily Planet, 10/10/07


Lake Street businesses look for end of construction By Katie Anderson, Uptown Neighborhood News You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that Lake Street has been under construction all summer. The roadwork from Dupont Avenue to Bryant Avenue and at the LynLake intersection has snarled traffic, frustrated pedestrians and made it generally difficult to get anywhere in the neighborhood. Kickin’ up your heels with the Odd Fellows by Natalie Zett, Park Bugle ‘It’s the Odd Fellows up there again, dancing,’ said the clerk at Hampden Park Co-op, explaining the thunderous pounding coming from the ceiling. NEW IN VOICES More in sadness than in anger by Eric Black, Eric Black Ink Only three stories start on the Strib front page today [Friday, October 5]. NEW IN BLOGS Convene Scene: Designers look at political logos Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth CORRECTION: An October 8 TC Daily Planet article that dealt, in part, with the firing of Paul Wotzka quoted MPCA Communications Director Amy Rudolph as saying about Wotzka: “The MPCA didn’t think there was any concern. [His firing] was not from anyone at MPCA or anything he did while at MPCA.” In making this statement, Rudolph was referring to Wotzka’s proposed testimony before the legislative committee about atrazine, and saying that MPCA did not think this was a reason for termination. Gaylen Reetz of MPCA told Wotzka he could not testify before the legislative committee. However, the MPCA did not initiate his termination. Wotzka’s termination was done by the Department of Employee Relations, after an investigation conducted by the Department of Employee Relations at the request of the Department of Agriculture. Jackson Square Iron Pour by Alan Wilfahrt, Special to the TC Daily Planet A community workshop, held Friday, September 28 had 50 hard-packed sand blocks which participants scratched / carved designs, which were then cast for a future public art project to be installed in Jackson Square Park in 2008.