Inside the Daily Planet, 12/10/07



“Grave desecration committee presents report”:
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
State Senator Mee Moua and members of the Mayor Christopher B. Coleman’s City of St. Paul’s Delegation to Thailand for the Wat Graves Fact Finding mission, presented their report at the Saint Paul City Council Meeting on Wednesday. The report details the findings and recommendations from their delegation that traveled to Thailand from September 21-29, 2007.

“In full bloom”:
by Shannon Drury, Minnesota Women’s Press
Jeanne Weigum – a quintessential activist

“Hybrid buses now going ’round and ’round Twin Cities”:
by Anna Ewart, Minnesota Daily
The cities’ new green buses actually are ‘greener.’


“Keep it local. Keep it small.”:
by Mary Ann Knox, Uptown Neighborhood News
I had dinner recently with my sister and some friends – they talked about how we are coming to the season when everyone is stressed out and miserable. I was puzzled and asked who is miserable and stressed out? They all gave me “the look,” then nodded soberly and told me that I live in a different world from the rest of humans – I don’t understand that EVERYBODY else is stressed out about Christmas shopping, they say. I don’t buy it – literally and figuratively, I guess. If everyone is stressed, I’m sad to hear it. But I believe a lot of people spend some quality time with people they love, and enjoy the traditions and trappings of the season without going nuts. It is a choice.