Inside the Daily Planet, 8/9/08

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Stroke, stroke: Micah rows the boat ashore by Judy Woodward, The Park Bugle
Area residents have an extra reason for Olympic fever when the world’s premier athletic competition begins next month in Beijing.

Google Transit coming to Twin Cities by Tom Elko, Minnesota Independent
Metro Transit officials have revealed that the organization has “shared its data” with Internet behemoth Google. The revelation would suggest that Metro Transit passengers will soon be able to plan their trips in the Twin Cities using the Google Transit feature in Google Maps.

Minnesota fun is just down the road by Michael Arnst, Minnesota 2020
Minnesota inspires dream-like visions of lakes and loons, friendliness and farms. Yet, people forget about one our state’s best kept secrets: oversized fiberglass sculptures. From the colossal 55-foot Green Giant in Blue Earth to the eponymous mascot of Pelican Rapids, the nine foot “Mother of All Pelicans”, gigantic statues dot the rolling Minnesota landscape.

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BLOG Athletic Activism: With Cheek banned from China, will other Olympians step up?
https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/13446
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth
Apparently in an attempt to silence a critic, China has revoked the visa of Olympic gold-medal-winning American speedskater Joey Cheek just hours before he was to board a flight to the Summer Games in Beijing. The co-founder of the awareness-raising organization Team Darfur, Cheek has been outspoken about China’s relationship with Sudan, where the Beijing government has many oil-related interests (China is Sudan’s largest trading partner).

Robin Hood, the Musical by Wendy Gennaula, Good to Momma

Thursday Fringe recap and reviews by Kate Hoff, Full Frontal Fringe

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Fringe Day 7 – Down and Dirty by Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek