Today in the Daily Planet, 10/30/07



“Debate over the ‘Missing Link'”:
by Anna Pratt, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Some community stakeholders involved in planning stages say a Como residential route is dead and are looking to easternmost routes along the Southeast industrial area to complete the Grand Rounds ‘missing link.’

“Fighting the roots of crime”:
by Anna Rockne, Downtown Journal
As the Council on Crime and Justice turns 50, it looks to new initiatives for the future

“Double Life: The public face and private pain of torture victims in Minnesota”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
Like many other torture victims, Iftu has a dual identity: In public, she’s a happy and hard-working immigrant whose gregarious outlook doesn’t give a hint of the horrors she suffered in her native Ethiopia. In private, she’s a rape victim and a patient at a local psychological treatment center.


“Halloween haunts at Soap Factory, Mississippi River”:
by Linda Lincoln, The Bridge
Descend to the depths of the “scariest public basement in Southeast Minneapolis” — or the banks of the Mississippi

“Levy – why bother?”:
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020
Minnesota 2020 continues to examine state K-12 education funding and the resulting levy requests. On Oct. 12, we reported on the state’s inadequate investment in schools that led to 101 levy requests this year. On Oct. 22, we reported on the effect of levy requests on Twin Cities schools. On Oct. 24, we looked at several districts going to voters for levies for the first time. Today, we look at districts that know voters won’t support a levy increase.

“Youth News: HIV Infection in the African-American Community”:
by MyChoice Daniel, KFAI
MyChoice Daniel returned for a second summer as part of KFAI’s Youth News program. In 2006, she interviewed foster children, and what affect it had on their lives. In 2007, MyChoice is tackling the effect of HIV infection on African Americans. She will be entering her sophomore year at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.


“Southeast residents are more than “concerned” about Grand Rounds proposal”:
by Nancy Johnson Black, The Bridge
Residents are outraged over proposals that could take their homes. Next meeting NOVEMBER 1


“A story of great NEED”:
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth