Inside the Daily Planet, 12/10/10

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Holiday haute cuisine in St. Paul by Kristal Leebrick, Park Bugle • ood is the center of most holiday celebrations, and this is the time of year when local eateries and food vendors fill their menus and shelves with specialty items. Whether you’re looking for tradition or trendy, we can help. The Bugle has compiled a short list of some of the fare (and fun) you can find at area businesses this month.


Books for Africa and Thomson Reuters sign $1.2 million agreement by Guy Western, Mshale • Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text books to Africa and Thomson Reuters – Legal, the legal publishing behemoth, on Monday signed a $1.2 million agreement aimed at supporting governing institutions and the rule of law in Africa’s emerging democracies.


MUSIC | 30 Epic minutes with Far East Movement by Kate Gallagher, TC Daily Planet  • By the time Far East Movement took the stage shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday night at Epic, the crowd was ready to “fly like a G6.”


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EYETEETH | Un-logo-fy: Jeff Crouse’s Unlogo replaces corporate brands in video by Paul Schmelzer • You know how the networks often digitally superimpose ads onto sports stadium billboards for TV viewers? For his newest project, artist Jeff Crouse is working to do the opposite: His web service Unlogo “gives people the opportunity to opt out of having corporate messages permanently imprinted into the photographic record of their lives.”


HINDSIGHT 2020 | Gas tax increase or vehicle miles traveled charge? by Riordan Frost • It is no secret that our transportation infrastructure in America needs some work. Even as our global competitors build more roads and advanced rails, we are struggling to retrofit our train tracks and fix all of the roads from our sprawling past.


FLYOVER LAND | December festivals, part 2 by Amy Rea • The holiday jollity continues for the week of Dec. 6-12.


OUTSIDE THE WALLS | “Remember the Maine” USS Arizona; “Never Forget” LPD 21 USS New York by Dick Bernard • December 7, 1941, my Uncle Frank Bernard was minding his own business on the USS Arizona, berthed at Pearl Harbor, HI. Without doubt he was awake at the time a Japanese bomb destroyed his ship and snuffed out his life.


CLIMATE CHANGE | Supreme Court will decide climate change lawsuit by Nathan Shepherd • An important decision on climate change occurred Monday, but it didn’t happen at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico. Instead, it happened at One First Street in Washington, D.C., at the United States Supreme Court. On Monday, the Court granted certiorari in the case of Connecticut v. American Electric Power, meaning that they will hear and decide the case. This decision will likely have huge effects on domestic action on climate change.