Today in the Daily Planet, 11/20/07



“Families Together making a difference in the lives of children and their families”:
By Mary Thoemke, TC Daily Planet
Tierra started preschool at Families Together when she was two years and seven months old. Her older brother was already in the program. During the ensuing years, Tierra maintained a 94% attendance, while coming to school from two different foster homes, from the homeless shelter for many weeks, as well as from many different apartments. When all else in Tierra’s life changed over and over, school did not.

“Can business move Pawlenty on transportation?”:
by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020
Little by little, Minnesota’s biggest and most influential business lobby is throwing its weight behind the investments in roads, bridges and transit the state needs to regain its fading economic competitiveness.


“Young mothers driven to desperation in ‘Shipside’: Review”:
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
Shipside, which opened November 16 at the Playwrights’ Center, is the first fully produced mainstage performance by Exposed Brick Theatre, a four-year-old company dedicated to ‘telling untold stories.’ While the play is effective in many respects and rises to moments of genuine pathos, the company’s educational pedigree is apparent: the production often hangs heavy with its girl-you-have-no-idea message about the struggles of young mothers in challenging circumstances.

“Activists respond to archbishop comments on homosexuality”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
When Archbishop John Nienstedt was appointed by Pope Benedict to lead the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese, many argued his tenure would be more conservative than outgoing Archbishop Harry Flynn. Nienstedt made good on those expectations Thursday when he wrote a statement accusing not only gays and lesbians of mortal sin, but their friends and family as well, a statement that has enraged gay and lesbian Catholics.

“Change and relevance”:
by Kendall Anderson, Minnesota Women’s Press
Is women’s studies still relevant?


“Rachel Paulose plays seven victim cards”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor


“Learning from rural Minnesota high schools”:
by Joe Nathan, Talking About Schools

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