Today in the Daily Planet, 11/5/07

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“Cristo Rey students gain life skills in and out of the classroom”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7867
By Colette Davidson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The Cristo Rey high school means business—and that includes putting students to work at local businesses.

“Coleman favors Mukasey nomination, Klobuchar undecided”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7824
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
President Bush’s nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey to be attorney general is scheduled for a Judiciary Committee vote Tuesday. The nomination, which was considered a sure bet for confirmation before the committee hearings, has run into problems with several Democratic senators because Mukasey wouldn’t say whether he believes water-boarding is a form of torture.

“Candidates vie to lead MN Liberian organization”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7789
by Caroline Joseph, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
It’s election time in many U.S. communities, but local government politicians aren’t the only ones scrambling for the vote. In one of Minnesota’s flourishing immigrant communities, an organization called OLM (Organization of Liberians in Minnesota) is preparing to induct its next president into office.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Dwanyen to launch his candidacy to Lead the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM)”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7814
by Staff, African News Journal
Former president of the Liberian Association of Michigan in early 1980s, Kerper Dwanyen plans to run for the top leadership of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota. Dwanyen, who resides in Minnesota now, says his wealth of experience in personal and corporate financial planning, business financial planning, community development and so on will give him the edge over other candidates running for the OLM position.

“Student club keeps knitting to keep others warm”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7827
by Andy Mannix, Minnesota Daily
At the end of the “Students Today Leaders Forever” community-service spring break trip earlier this year, Katheryn Hope was faced with a difficult question: What will you do next?

“100 years of history at the Byzantine Catholic Church”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7742
by Gail Olson, The Northeaster
In 1907 about 18 young men, heads of their households and all under 30 years old, gathered to start a church in Northeast Minneapolis. Ethnic Rusins, they had emigrated from an east European region that includes parts of Poland, Ukraine, Rumania, Yugoslavia and Slovakia.

NEW IN BLOGS

“Please weep for us, Argentina!”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7799
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero

NEW IN VOICES

“Property Taxes: We’re all in the same boat”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7826
by John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020
Gov. Pawlenty doesn’t pay his bills. School district levies will be decided on Tuesday, but a victory at the polls doesn’t mean the problem is solved. Schools will still be underfunded because Pawlenty and his ilk won’t find the money to fund them.