Today in the Daily Planet, 8/7/07



“Responding to disaster”:
By Jake Weyer, Michelle Bruch, Kari VanDerVeen, Downtown Journal
Noah Kunin was stark naked and ready to get in the shower when his apartment started to shake around 6 p.m. on Aug. 1.

“Saint Paul Public Schools passes the 2007-2008 Budget”:
by Betsy Mowry, Twin Cities Daily Planet
Budget designates 77% of funds for classrooms, 12% to buildings and faciliteis, 8% to transportation and meals, 3% to administration.

“FISA amendment passes, MN reps criticized for support”:
by Joe Bodell and Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Several Democrats in both houses broke with their parties to support the measure, including Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar.

“Bridge collapse coverage”:
Additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.
Staff, TC Daily Planet and community media partners


“Phillips-area nonprofit provides sports, mentoring for youth”:
by Jamal Denman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
The East Phillips Park Sports Association provides team sports for youth.

“Hiawatha beach closed and re-opened”:
by Dennis Geisinger, Southside Pride
Elevated E. coli levels blamed on animal waste.

“Artist housing moves forward on Jackson Street”:
by Gail Olson, Northeast News
Affordable housing and studio space planned for Minneapolis condo project.


“Blaming and Gaming the Blame Game”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
For obvious reasons and in roughly 100 percent of cases, the party that truly doesn’t want something politicized is the party that expects to lose politically by said politicization.

“This time, ‘those people’ are us”:
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Those people have their hands out again.


“On taking the bridge collapse personally”:
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations

“I know just who Hillary Clinton is”:
By Stephen B. Young, The Fifth Column