Today in the Daily Planet, 8/9/07



“DFLers battle it out in Ward 6”:
by Isaac Peterson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
In the Sixth Ward, former community organizer Pakou Hang is squaring off against DFL incumbent Dan Bostrom.

“Capitol renovation plans”:
by staff, Session Daily
House and Senate at odds on plan.

“Local immigrant running for president in African country”:
by Kelechi Jaavaid, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Leon Obame seeks to become Gabon’s next prez in 2012.

“Bridge collapse coverage”:
Additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.


In addition to the St. Paul Marbles tournament and the Minnesota Fringe Festival, lots of music and art events are on for this weekend.

“Minnesota Soul Essence Aims to Create Community”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
LGBT African-Americans to celebrate this weekend.

“For the love of art (and Henry)”:
by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day

“Minneapolis festival celebrates African influence on American music”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
2007 Freedom Jazz Festival will feature Afro-Cuban and West African music as well as straight ahead jazz

“Party in the street with Pizza Luce”:
By Katie Anderson, Uptown Neighborhood News
Pizza party on August 11.


“Emergency response training can prepare residents for disaster”:
by Michael McKee, The Bridge
Prospect Park resident urges everyone to take advantage of Community Emergency Response Team training.

“Even if your house is a mess: it’s never too late to meet your neighbors”:
by Neil Cunningham, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“How poverty generates violence in the Black community”:
by Mac Walton, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Remember: 25 percent of Black people are poor, and more than 50 percent of Black children are poor by U.S. government standards.