Today in the Daily Planet, 10/3/07



“High School IB programs await change in MPS”:
By Colette Davidson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
High school is hard. Choosing a high school, however, is proving even harder. Magnet, Open, AP, IB, Cosmetology, Arts and Humanities…the list goes on and on. Then, there are the issues of attendance area, pathway schools and oversubscription. How is a parent or child supposed to make an educated decision?

“Students rally for people of Myanmar”:
by Lindsay Guentzel, Minnesota Daily
By using Facebook, campaign supporters can post photos outlawed by the junta.

“No money, no leadership: Another MNDOT cash flow crisis”:
by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020
$393 million: That’s the new price tag for replacing the fallen Interstate 35W bridge offered to skeptical legislators Monday by an increasingly beleaguered Minnesota Department of Transportation.


“Congress members: Slow response of Pawlenty administration could cost Minnesota”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
Members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation sent a strongly worded letter Monday to Gov. Tim Pawlenty urging his administration to apply for emergency funds for the 35W bridge collapse — funds that could quickly disappear.

“Minneapolis Urban League adopts unique approach to reach out to African communities”:
By Bashe Said, African News Journal
African-born people living in Minnesota make up one percent of the population; yet this group account for 11% of new HIV infections according to Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) HIV Surveillance Report 2006. As of December, 5566 person in Minnesota are assumed alive and living with HIV/AIDS of which 678 persons are African-born.

“Officials see hope for roundhouse despite deterioration, pollution”:
by Dan Haugen, Northeast Beat
A vacant remnant of Northeast’s railroad past is perhaps closer than ever to becoming part of an economic engine for the community again.


“An abuser in the House”:
by Shannon Drury, Minnesota Women’s Press
You just need to give a damn about the people of Minnesota to know instinctively that Mark Olson has got to go.


“Focusing on amazing kids and families”:
by Eric Oines, Special to the TC Daily Planet