Today in the Daily Planet, 11/15/07



“New Grand Rounds plan targets different homes”:
by Anna Pratt , Special to the TC Daily Planet
Controversial Como route eliminated, but a new route proposal resurrects similar fears among residents

“Somali businesses growing locally”:
by Betsy Graca, Minnesota Daily
However, immigrants are having to learn U.S. business practices.

“Big Stone II coal-plant debate turns to carbon regulation”:
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
A coalition of environmentalists fighting a proposed coal-fired power plant near the Minnesota-South Dakota border said it suspects the project’s investors are underestimating the impact of future carbon regulations on its finances.

Opening reception tonight!“Ta-Coumba Aiken: Call and Response opens in Minneapolis”:
by Jennifer Holder, Special to the TC Daily Planet
On a sunny morning in the fall of 1969, 16-year-old Ta-coumba, who wound up in Minneapolis accidentally, went for a walk in the neighborhood of the Leamington Hotel where he anxiously spent the previous night. He was comforted by the serenity of the park with the large beautiful oak trees and artfully placed benches. The columns and large steps of the museum across from Fair Oaks Park mesmerized him.


“Memories and Media Myths of Iran & North Korea”:
by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet
This multimedia, multicultural collaboration of Korean-American and Iranian-American artists explores identity and conveys cultural heritage. The performance includes excerpts from autobiographies by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and former North Korean spy Kim Hyun Hee.

“Opening the studio doors”:
by Karlyn Eckman, Park Bugle
St. Anthony Park has become known as a cultural hub for visual arts in the metro area. Several art events take place each year in the neighborhood, including Arts on Raymond, the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival and the Undercroft Gallery’s annual juried show.

“Dee Dee Bridgewater links Mali to America”:
by Susan Budig, Mshale
After the superlative introduction by Minneapolis’s Dakota Jazz Club’s owner, Lowell Pickett, I expected a rich, preeminent performance by Dee Dee Bridgewater, surpassing anything I’d experienced before.

“Milele: Musicians with a Cause”:
by Helen,Mshale
Gospel singing group Milele does more than sing worship praises. They use their international fame as musicians to work on humanitarian projects.

“Eat, drink and be merry at local theaters this November”:
by Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Uptown Neighborhood News
It is the time of year to be thankful, so let’s raise our glass to the theaters in Uptown that let us bring our drinks to our seats! Now that sun is setting earlier, we feel we must cram more of our daily entertainment into a shorter period of time.

“Show reaches deaf and hearing alike”:
by Amber Kispert, Minnesota Daily
Expressed entirely in ASL, Rathskellar has returned after a three-year hiatus.


“Guest blog entry from Lisa Sass Zaragoza”:
by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our AmericaLouis has graciously offered/suggested I submit a “guest blogspot” and so while the idea of having my writing and thoughts out on the internet is a bit daunting, here it goes.


“Jury of Conscience: a viable, valuable alternative to Bush/Cheney impeachment”:
By Richard Lee Dechert, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Despite the celebratory claim of at least one pro-impeachment organization, the 11/6/07 House vote that referred Dennis Kucinich’s Cheney impeachment resolution to the Judiciary Committee did not advance the impeachment process.