Today in the Daily Planet, 10/6/07



“Bottle baby”:
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
It’s 100 percent preventable. So why are hundreds of Minnesota babies born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) each year?

“SNG looks to rebuild after financial collapse”:
By Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Staff laid off as NRP penalty and financial problems surface

“Minnesota immigrants climbing educational, economic ladder”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
As a new, unskilled immigrant from Congo, Kathy Komba was told that the only job she could do is to clean office buildings overnight. A friend of a friend hired her as a janitor in Minneapolis.


“The Pillowman: Review”:
by Michael Opperman, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Martin’s McDonagh’s The Pillowman is a blend of anti-totalitarian agitprop, surreal Kafkaesque narrative, and ripped-from-the-headlines crime story. Thematically and structurally, the play is a challenge to stage. Wendy Knox and Frank Theater’s production at the Guthrie is both compelling and uneven.

“University of Minnesota ups its horsepower”:
by Anne Holzman, Park Bugle
The University of Minnesota veterinary school has long held its own in treating, teaching about and researching horses, but it has never had a building dedicated solely to equine programs.

“Meet John Kislinger, the eternal optimist”:
by Jacqueline Varriano, Uptown Neighborhood News
This October marks the 20th anniversary of Seasons in Calhoun, currently the only kiosk to serve shoppers in Calhoun Square. While it may seem daunting to be the only kiosk in what appears to be a dying mall, John Kislinger has nothing but high hopes for all things Calhoun.

“Pregnant pause”:
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
On writing about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder


“Free Speech Makes for Strange Bedfellows”:
by Steve Young, The Fifth Column