Today in the Daily Planet, 10/19/07



“Mankato’s mentoring program: A model for success”:
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020
Minnesota 2020’s recent report, “Growing Gap: Minnesota’s Teacher Recruitment & Retention Crises,” highlights some of the key problems facing Minnesota schools. Now a partnership between Mankato Area Schools and Minnesota State University-Mankato has shown the way to keep new teachers from dropping out of education.

“Life without a car”:
by Ryan Zickermann, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Lance Armstrong made a living riding his bike in competitions, pedaling hundreds of miles to be a champion. A Minneapolis family, the Sahaydaks, pedal to live a normal, everyday life.

“St Paul City Council Debate: Ward 7”:
Saint Paul City Council Candidates Kathy Lantry and Janine Kelley talk with SPNN’s Mike Wassenaar about issues affecting Ward Seven on Saint Paul’s East Side. The Saint Paul general election is Tuesday, November 6.

Food and restaurants

“Here to stay”:
by Tammy Sproule Kaplan, Downtown Journal
Fugaise still going strong after two years

“Keefer Court – The noodles are back!”:
by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake: Breaking Bread
Back about 20 years ago, I wrote an enthusiastic review of the traditional Cantonese cuisine served at the Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe. The little storefront at Cedar and Riverside started as an offshoot of a Toronto Chinese bakery, and the fare reminded me a lot of the food you can find in the restaurants in Toronto’s Spadina Avenue Chinatown: simple and inexpensive rice plates and noodle dishes, plus a good selection of Chinese pastries and buns.

“Sandwich star”:
by Tricia Cornell, Downtown Journal
Let’s not call this a tuna sandwich. Yes, there is tuna involved. And yes, it is between two slices of bread. But there is no mayonnaise, no flabby celery moons, no cans or tins or strange metallic tang. This is no afterthought or tired nod to fish Fridays. This is the tuna confit at Be’wiched, the ambitious new deli in the Warehouse District.


“It’s the Economy”:
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions


“Rwanda: A Journey of Empowerment”:
by Kelly McDermott, African News Journal
Traveling to Rwanda to field test a human rights-based manual that utilizes theatre to teach human trafficking awareness to children, the author encountered concern that if children were given knowledge of their human rights, then they would challenge authority and harbor a sense of entitlement.