Today in the Daily Planet, 8/26/07



“Catholic Women Ordained as Priests in Minneapolis”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
Two women were ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church at an event in Minneapolis in mid-August.

“School Superintendent Makes No Apology for Her High Expectations”:
by Isaac Peterson, Minnesota Monitor
Has the St. Paul public school system finally found stability in the superintendent’s office?

“My day at the State Fair”:
by Mary Treacy. Special to the TC Daily Planet
Six hours of composting corn cobs at the State Fair must be the dream of every Minnesota girl who doesn’t qualify for the Princess Kay competition. Eureka Recycling, the TC’s based nonprofit recycler just made the dream come true.

“Energy on a Stick”:
Virginia Wright-Peterson, KFAI
Usually when we talk about environmental issues, we talk about the problems, the pollution and the decline of resources – but the Eco Experience at this year’s state fair is a building full of solutions.


“A Matter of Honor: Becoming a Tattoo Artist”:
by Chris Olwell, MN Artists
Chris Olwell looked into what it takes to become a tattoo artist; he hung out with Dave Zappia and his apprentice Will Richards.

“Someone Wants to Help You Make Your Work: Artist Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board”:
Ann Klefstad with MSAB staff, MN Artists
Does the Arts Board give grants to individual artists? Yes!

“Targeting tobacco trash”:
by Michelle Bruch, Downtown Journal
The first step for a new city cleanup campaign — “Keep Minneapolis Beautiful” — is a crackdown on litter from cigarette butts.


“Getting ready to launch into Phase II”:
by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America


“Princess package”:
by Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle, Minnesota Women’s Press
A sobering look at princess fantasies