Today in the Daily Planet, 8/11/07



“Oberstar to Bush: Support Funding for Bridge Fixing. Bush to Oberstar: Fix the Earmark Issue First”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
OK, President Bush and U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar didn’t directly address these comments to one another, but they might as well have, and although Bush’s complaints about congressional pork projects may have been a mere excuse to oppose domestic spending, Oberstar is one of the kings of the House where earmarks for roads and bridges are concerned.

“Another body recovered today”:
by Jake Weyer and Sarah McKenzie, Downtown Journal
Dive teams recovered another body from the bridge collapse site today, bringing the death toll to nine people.

“Bridge collapse coverage”:
by community media partners and TC Daily Planet
Traffic rerouting and additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.


“Hmong girls play football”:
by Marilyn Vang, Hmong Today
Crossing over the sidelines, now girls can be on the field competing in a popular sport, not just watching and cheering.

“The Birdman and the lucky thrush”:
by Clay Christensen, Park Bugle
This column is about a lucky thrush. They say cats have nine lives; this little bird has at least two.

“Poverty concerns”:
by staff, Session Daily
Minnesota has one of the lowest poverty rates in the nation, but the numbers are somewhat deceiving.


“Minnesota 2020 Journal: Commissioner, You’re Doing a Heck of a Job”:
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020

“Appreciating the ellipsis”:
by Kate Nelson, Minnesota Daily
Your years and months and days are made up of seemingly trivial tasks that are overshadowed by ‘big deals.’


“Watching Westboro: Does News Coverage of Phelps Help the Haters or Serve the Community?”:
by Paul Schmelzer, Eyeteeth

“From impound lot to housing?”:
by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota