Today in the Daily Planet, 8/9/07

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HEADLINES

“DFLers battle it out in Ward 6”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5997
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5979
by staff, Session Daily
House and Senate at odds on plan.

“Local immigrant running for president in African country”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5982
by Kelechi Jaavaid, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Leon Obame seeks to become Gabon’s next prez in 2012.

“Bridge collapse coverage”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5936
Additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
VIEWS AND REVIEWS

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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6011
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
LGBT African-Americans to celebrate this weekend.

“For the love of art (and Henry)”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5990
by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day

“Minneapolis festival celebrates African influence on American music”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5906
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5887
By Katie Anderson, Uptown Neighborhood News
Pizza party on August 11.

NEW IN VOICES

“Emergency response training can prepare residents for disaster”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6012
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”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6009
by Neil Cunningham, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“How poverty generates violence in the Black community”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/5983
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.