Today in the Daily Planet, 7/29/07



“New visions for the Metrodome”:
By Michelle Bruch, Downtown Journal
Some Elliot Park residents eager to see redevelopment plans revitalize the area.

“Plight of Ethnic Groups in Ethiopia Discussed at U Conference”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
15,000 Oromo in Minnesota include many victims of torture, persecution.

“Southside forum targeted dysfunctional families, changing demographics”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Youth violence—from bullying and verbal violence to crime—is a concern across the city, not just on the north side.

“To Kennedy, Bush policy anything but green”:
By Ahnalese Rushmann, Minnesota Daily
Kennedy emphasized the duty of citizens to keep themselves informed on issues.

Readers, Writers and Books

“The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking: Review”:
by Mary Schoen, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Jay Walljasper, former editor of the Utne Reader, focuses on ways to create community.

“Secret mothers”:
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
Pregnant and unwed pre-Roe v. Wade, many were forced to hide their pregnancies and surrender their babies.

“Author discusses adoption and abortion issues”:
By Diane White, Minnesota Daily
Emotions ran high as Ann Fessler’s work brought many back to the realities of their own lives.


“Women and Writing”:
By Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions

“The things I carry with me”:
by Louis Mendoza, A Journey Across Our America


“For those living in spiritual poverty, job training is not enough”:
by Mac Walton, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

“Honoring Floyd B. Olson, Minnesota’s 22nd governor”:
By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review