Inside the Daily Planet, 12/7/07

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INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
Kerpeh Dwanyen to lead the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) by Ndze Ntuv Evaristus Tunka, African News Journal

Food and restaurants
Shrimp with Broccoli for Hanukah? by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake The Jewish fondness for Chinese food is the stuff of legend – and jokes. (Question: If this is year 4705 in the Chinese calendar, and 5768 in the Jewish calendar, what did the Jews eat for the first 1000 years?) But this is no joke: when Congregation Mayim Rabim holds its annual Hannukah party next Sunday, vegetarian Chinese food will be on the menu – provided by Evergreen Taiwanese Restaurant, 2424 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis.

I’m joining the Burger King boycott by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake I’ll admit it’s not a big sacrifice on my part — my consumption of Junior Whoppers and Spicy Chicken Patties works out to about one sandwich a year. But after reading Eric Schlosser’s op-ed piece in The New York Times about the giant fast food company’s refusal to pay an extra penny a pound for the tomatoes harvested by migrant workers in Florida, I’m taking the pledge — no more BK until they do the right thing.

Playing with favorites in the kitchen by Kristal Leebrick, The Park Bugle There can never be too many cooks in Jay Randolph’s kitchen at holiday time.

NEW IN VOICES
Emotional abuse: I see myself by Tom Heuerman Millions of women (and some men) live with repeated verbal assaults, humiliation, sexual coercion, and other forms of psychological abuse, often accompanied by economic exploitation. I’ve worked in organizations for 40 years as a leader and consultant, and I’ve never been in an organization that didn’t have abuse as part of its dark side.

NEW IN BLOGS
The same on both sides of the border by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America