Today in the Daily Planet, 8/8/07

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HEADLINES

“U of M workers to rally for fair contract”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6002
Staff, Workday Minnesota
U of M workers struggle to reverse wage losses; state workers reach agreement.

“Eight vie for four seats on St. Paul School Board”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5996
By Leona Wahi, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Addressing St. Paul’s diverse student population needs seen as key to educational success

“Local businesses and officials discuss economic, transportation impacts of bridge collapse”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6006
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Deadline for disaster relief contact is end of day, Wednesday, Aug. 8

“Bridge collapse coverage”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5936
Staff, TC Daily Planet and community media partners
How citywide wi-fi improved emergency response, link to Wikipedia’s extensive coverage, and much more additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Fred Phelps is coming”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6004
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Rev. Phelps says God hates Minnesota, the “land of the sodomite damned.”

“Former Strib Publisher Picks Up Staff, but Not a Name, for New Site”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6003
by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor
Former Strib publisher Joel Kramer is moving ahead with plans for an online news site.

“Road trip? Small towns, BIG opportunities”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5856
by Kelly Westhoff, Minnesota Women’s Press
Women in business find room to grow in Ely and Owatonna.

NEW IN VOICES

“The I-35W Bridge: A Casualty of Pennies and Priorities”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5991
By Richard Lee Dechert, Special to the TC Daily Planet
A perfect example of those pennies and priorities is the $687.6-million Iraq War cost for the City of Minneapolis, and $11 billion for the State of Minnesota.(1)

“It’s the journey, not the destination.”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5891
by Dave Healy, Park Bugle

NEW IN BLOGS

“The Bridge and Minnesota responses to tragedy”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5995
by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions

“3-2-1 blastoff! The return of the Brackett Park rocket”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5993
by Todd Melby, Building Minnesota

“Infrastructure funding: abridged too far”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5992
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations