Inside the Daily Planet, 10/2/07


Celebrating champions By Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press In September, Ready 4 K’s Hmong Project hosted “Celebrating Champions,” an event for 50 grandparents at the Community School of Excellence in Saint Paul. The event was an opportunity to show appreciation for the valuable role that grandparents play in raising grandchildren, while also teaching how to help better-prepare them for pre-school and kindergarten. Higher bridge costs, less MNDOT money by Staff, Session Daily A Contingent Appropriation Group failed to sign off on using $195 million in state reserves to temporarily pay for reconstruction of the Interstate 35W bridge. However, it doesn’t mean it won’t. Showdown time: Legislators invite Governor to show up and explain where the money went by Michael McIntee, Inside Minnesota Politics Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has a tough choice to make on Monday. Legislators have sent him a letter indicating he can either show up to tell a legislative committee how the money he said he had for the 35W bridge disappeared just as suddenly as the bridge did, or he faces delaying other transportation projects. NEW IN VOICES Is it Possible to Smear Rush Limbaugh? by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor And does it matter if you smear a smear artist who commits new smears while complaining about the smear against him? NEW IN BLOGS Why are we reading this? by Rosemary Ruffenach, Rosemary Writes