Today in the Daily Planet, 11/24/07



“Hot meals ease hunger and loneliness”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
A bit more funding and a few more volunteers would keep these Meals On Wheels rolling

“The Future of St. Paul’s District Councils”:
Produced by SPNN
The Future of St Paul’s District Councils
Saint Paul’s District Councils have been a national model for citizen participation in government for over 25 years. Now in 2007, the St Paul League of Women Voters has issued a report looking at the future of district councils. SPNN’s Mike Wassenaar talks with members of the League and a leader of the Macalester Groveland Planning Council about the report.

“Global warming: We have the technology, but do we have the will?”:
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
Global warming is real, it’s here, and we’re the cause of it. Scientists see the evidence today around the world in air and ocean temperatures, melting ice and snow, and rising sea levels.


“Africans unite to celebrate with Ugandan community in their independence anniversary celebration”:
By Bashe Said, African News Journal
Africans united to celebrate Ugandan independence, with participants including Tanzanians, Somalis, Kenyans, Zambians, Togos and more.

“The State of Healthcare for Minnesota’s Latinos–part 1”:
by Staff, La Prensa de Minnesota
Minnesota’s Latino population faces health risks made worse by lack of medical coverage for undocumented immigants.

“Low air quality rating leads to health advisory”:
by Anna Ewart, Tom Moran, Minnesota Daily
Monday’s rating was the fifth time this year that fine-particle air pollution in the Twin Cities reached dangerous levels.

“Facebook’s new advertisement system receives criticism”:
by Andy Mannix, Minnesota Daily
In the past few years, trends for online advertisements have been taking more innovative approaches to reaching their target audiences, and last week Facebook took what some have called the next step.


“Facebook’s Beacon sparks privacy complaints from users”:
by Joe Bodell, Minnesota Monitor
When you use Facebook, the popular social networking service, do you know where your personal data might end up?