Today in the Daily Planet, 10/12/07


“How sunshine turns into hot water in St. Paul”:
By Julia Degen, Special to the TC Daily Planet
It’s a well-known experience. Dip your toes in Spring Lake and you’ll see that the shallow water of the lake is usually warmer than the deep water. This is nature’s way of solar water heating. But sunlight is not only useful for heating the Minnesotan lakes. In basically the same way, it may heat domestic hot water.

“Seward Neighborhood Group reorganizing in wake of financial trouble”:
by Liz Riggs, The Bridge
Committees, volunteers hope to bolster revitalization

“Nelson-Pallmeyer Makes it Official”:
by Joe Bodell, Minnesota Monitor
After an eventful summer exploring a U.S. Senate run, Jack Nelson- Pallmeyer is ready to make it official. He will announce his entry into the race today in St. Paul, where supporters will subsequently hold a cell phone bank.

“Nigerian Independence Day: Scholar Asks President Yar’Adua to Resign”:
by Abdiaziz Ahmed, Mshale
A Nigerian-born Minnesotan scholar called on Nigeria’s newly elected President Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua to step down and call for fresh elections to save face and clear the mystery surrounding his nomination.

Food and restaurants

“Harvest recipes from the farmers’ market”:
by Scott Russell, The Bridge
Craftsman Chef Mike Phillips creates a meal from Midtown’s harvest offerings

“Paris to Barcelona”:
by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake
Me and the missus decided to celebrate five years of married bliss by going back to the scene of the crime, Paris, France.


“Welcome to America. Now spread ’em!”:
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero


“Criminal justice system is used to control and weaken Blacks”:
by Dr. Luke Tripp, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Racial profiling just one of several strategies employed