Today in the Daily Planet, 9/1/07



“Umunne and Umunna, the Igbo Children”:
by Edwin Okong’o, Mshale
Centuries away from undiluted Igbo customs, and thousands of miles away from the land of their ancestors, Minnesota Igbos strive to keep their traditions alive.

“Under ‘No Child Left Behind,’ Number of Failing Schools Skyrockets
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor”:
Some schools on federal NCLB failure list are named as top schools by Newsweek.

“Minnesota’s new farmers show entrepreneurial spirit”:
by Brian Devore, Land Stewardship Project
A contentious link in the food chain

“U of M, unions to return to bargaining table”:
by staff, Workday Minnesota
The University of Minnesota and four local unions return to the bargaining table Wednesday for the first negotiations since workers authorized their leadership to call a strike that would impede the start of fall semester classes.


“Black 8th-graders part of multicultural 2007 Winter Carnival court”:
by Felicia Shultz, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Their reign is halfway over, but the lesson they have learned about royalty will last far beyond the fall of next winter’s snowflakes.

“Macalester named most gay-friendly college”:
Benno Groeneveld, KFAI
According to a survey by The Princeton Review of 120,000 students at 366 top colleges across the country, Macalester College in St. Paul is the most gay-friendly school.

“Education is her passion”:
by Mary Sasa, Minnesota Women’s Press
Education was Mai Moua’s way out of poverty, and she mentors other Hmong women and girls


“You get what you pay for”:
by Susu Jeffrey, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“A Letter to Senator Larry Craig of Idaho”:
by Tom Heuerman, Ph.D., View from Fargo


“Stain on White House likely permanent, experts say”:
by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero

“Bush’s exploitative ads”:
by Steve Young, The Fifth Column