Today in the Daily Planet, 6/22/07

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Did you miss “Today in the Daily Planet” for Thursday, June 21? You were not alone – my copy of the newsletter arrived in my e-mail after 6 p.m. The Drupal system upgrade has caused a few glitches, as upgrades usually do. We think we are getting them all fixed, but if you notice anything that seems not to be working right, let us know by sending an e-mail to editor@tcdailyplanet.net.

HEADLINES

“‘Downtown Safety Zone’ funded for Hennepin County participation”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/21/downtown-safety-zone-funded-hennepin-county-participation.html
By Dan Gordon, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Sheriff’s deputies will patrol downtown along with Minneapolis police.

“Putdown for Paulose: Colleagues Clap for Her Critics at Retirement Party”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/21/putdown-paulose-colleagues-clap-her-critics-retirement-party.html
By Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Controversial U.S. Attorney’s unpopularity with her staff demonstrated.

“Lake Street Festival”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/image/tid/150
Photos by Barclay Horner, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The first annual Lake Street Festival was a popular event this Fathers’ Day. The music festival stretched from Bloomington to 14th avenue on Lake Street celebrating the Latin communities contribution to redevelopment of the area over the last 15 years.

“Ellison to hold forum on immigration reform”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/20/ellison-hold-forum-immigration-reform.html
By Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
“Summer Solstice”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5251
By Chuck Olsen, MN Stories
Happy summer solstice. Did you get hit with any severe weather? Storms just flirted with Northeast Minneapolis. Here’s a cool time lapse of thunderhead clouds around sunset, with bonus secret messages.

FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
Coffee shop ‘campers’ steam up some local business higher-ups”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/21/coffee-shop-campers-steam-some-local-business-higher-ups.html
By Justin Horwath, Minnesota Daily
How long is too long to occupy a table?

“Chambers, Solera, Manhattan’s and Bank”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5146
By Anne Nicolai, Night and Day

“Bo Xa Lui Nuong: The Vietnamese Barbeque for Fussy Eaters”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5167
By Phyllis Louise Harris, Asian Pages

NEW IN BLOGS
“Sheltering”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog-entry/2007/06/21/sheltering.html
By Rosemary Ruffenach

“RexSpeak: Fimoculous’ Sorgatz on community journalism and keeping a ‘small media mentality'”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog-entry/2007/06/21/rexspeak-fimoculous-sorgatz-community-journalism-and-keeping-small-media-menta
By Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth

NEW IN VOICES
“The body electric”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/20/body-electric.html
By Ann Bauer (first published in salon.com, republished by permission of author)
Our son’s condition kept getting worse, and everything we tried to help him failed. Then we discovered there was one final option: Electroshock therapy.

“Governor, legislative leaders, need to call special session to ‘get the job done’”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2007/06/21/governor-legislative-leaders-need-call-special-session-get-job-done.html
By Bill McCarthy, Minneapolis Labor Review