Today in the Daily Planet, 8/2/07



With the rest of the Twin Cities and the world, the Daily Planet is watching the unfolding disaster of the I-35W bridge collapse. Our thoughts are with the victims of the collapse and their families. For coverage of the disaster, we refer our readers to WCCO, KARE-11, KSTP, the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio.

“Karmel Mall Merchants Lock Horns”:
by Abdiaziz Ahmed, Mshale
Conflict with Basim Sabri heats up, with charges of threats and harassment by landlord.

“A Sigh of Relief for Liberians: House Extends Key Immigration Benefit”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
Only one-year extension for Temporary Protected Status approved.

“Residents learn about LRT plans”:
by Dave Healy, Park Bugle
Most St. Paul residents and business owners know that light-rail transit (LRT) is coming to this neck of the woods, but many are confused about the details.


“Uptown Art Fair takes the stage August 3 – 5”:
By Jacqueline Varriano, Uptown Neighborhood News

“All’s fair in art and Loring Park”:
By Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal

“Powderhorn Park Art Fair”:

“Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration”:
From Women in Black and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

“Descendant of Dragons”:
By Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press

“Charlie Parr coming to the Turf Club”:
by Matt Johnson, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“Trialogue: Mary Griep and Jantje Visscher at the MIA”:
by Michael Fallon, MN Artists


“Stephen Jay Gould”:
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions

“An interfaith picnic: different faiths, common values”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
Small steps toward understanding begin at the lake.


“Who are we arming now?”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Some ‘moderate’ Mideast states to which Bush would sell advanced weaponry are anything but moderate.

“Just say no to animal circuses in Minneapolis”:
by Kerry Ashmore, The Northeaster