Today in the Daily Planet, 11/11/07


SUNDAY, November 11


“Survivors need support”:
by Becky Cole, Minnesota Women’s Press
Homicide is often in the news-yet every year, three times as many people commit suicide as are murdered. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 34-year-olds. The elderly are most likely to commit suicide, followed by middle-aged people.

“Seven-tenths of one percent — can Minneapolis afford not to fund and continue NRP?”:
by Brock Hanson, Camden News
Will the City Council and Mayor say yes or no to this proven program?

“‘Hardest Working Man at City Pages’ Departs”:
by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor
City Pages music writer Peter Scholtes has pretty much lived local music. He’s written oral histories on the Twin Cities’ hip-hop scene and the downtown music club First Avenue, and he’s devoted thousands of column inches to Twin Cities artists like Brother Ali and Faggot, and in 2006, gave some of us our first glimpse of Reggaetón. He even dressed up as masked rapper MF Doom for Halloween one year.

“Pipedreams festival winds up Sunday”:
by Jennifer Holder, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The pipe organ is not simply an instrument that is played in churches. It also provides astonishingly beautiful music, as it has done for centuries. More than five hundred people who attended the first concert of the Piping Hot Festival on November 4 in West St. Paul will attest to that.

Readers, Writers and Books

“An organizer at heart”:
by Anne Hamre, Minnesota Women’s Press
Arvonne Fraser: A founding feminist writes her memoirs. She isn’t finished advocating for women’s equality.

“Powderhorn Writers mark a decade of prose, poetry”:
by Staff, Southside Pride
At 7 o’clock on Friday evening, Nov. 16, the Powderhorn Writers Festival (PWF) will be celebrating 10 years of grassroots, literary endeavors, culminating in a tribute to the founding visionary, Roy McBride, who, in 1997, brought together area writers and artists in a festival that has continued to this day, hosting myriad events, from writing workshops to poetry/puppetry cabarets.

“Good grief: Author shares insight into ‘Peanuts’ creator”:
by Betsy Graca, Minnesota Daily
Minnesotans are always proud of their native cultural icons: Bob Dylan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Garrison Keillor and of course, Charles Schulz.


“Reflections on science fiction, writing and the publishing business”:
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts & Fictions

“Citizen journalism in action”:
by Mary Turck, Special to the TC Daily Planet


“There’s more to earmarks than a bridge to nowhere”:
By Conrad deFiebre and Tommy Kim , Minnesota 2020
The bridge to nowhere. The Woodstock Festival museum. An indoor rain forest in Iowa. Congressional funding earmarks for questionable projects have become a prime target of anti-government ideologues and familiar fodder for post-I-35W bridge collapse arguments against needed public transportation investment.