Inside the Daily Planet, 11/12/07

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Mayor Rybak’s green wheels by Bretton Jones, Minneapolitics How do you make a man? by Cristopher Anderson, Special to the TC Daily Planet New Minnesota documentary ‘Journeyman’ premiers at Riverview Theater November 15 at 7 p.m. A Cinderella story, in Judo? Think again! by Anthony Carranza, La Prensa de Minnesota Judo is not exactly one of the most popular sports in the country. Minuscule, you can say, compared to football, baseball, basketball or even soccer. If you are Latino, chances are that you are going to be a soccer player, or maybe a baseball player, depending on what country your family is from. But for this multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual family from Chaska, MN, judo is not a Cinderella in the sports arena; it’s a wonderful experience that has turned them into one of the most competitive families in the sport in the country. NEW IN BLOGS Now what for school funding? by Joe Nathan, School Talk NEW IN VOICES Knowledge is good By John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020 Faber College Dean Vernon Wormer had it right: Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.* According to the recently released UnitedHealth Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings report, Minnesota is increasingly fat, drunk and stupid.