Today in the Daily Planet, 9/28/07



“Feel-good goods”:
by Kelly Westhoff, Minnesota Women’s Press
‘Anyone who works in fair trade has an emotional commitment to the work. This whole movement is amazing to me. I share insurance and wholesale tips with my competitors and they do the same for me.’ – Kristin Johnson

“Energized bakery union settles contract with Cub Foods”:
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
Cub union goes head-to-head with “hired gun” negotiator from St. Louis.

“Street Dreams”:
by Sara Nicole Miller, Minnesota Daily
The Minnesota History Center pays homage to the dazzling, debaucherous Lake Street, weaving together local narratives from over a century of the boulevard’s storied past.


“Alternative media from and about Burma”:
TC Daily Planet
The Burmese government has tried to shut down the internet. Some blogs have been blocked. A few still get through. From one of the remaining blogs: “Today morning 11:30 am in Burma time this is how they come out and try to kill people.”

“A tribute to three guys you never heard of”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
The 1957 integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School (the 50th anniversary of which is this week) contains within it a little-remembered tale of journalistic heroism.

“Expect ‘no sharp elbows’ at strib editorial page after Albright’s ouster”:
by Jim Boyd, Minnesota Monitor
Paul Schmelzer: Before he accepted his position as Minnesota Monitor’s editorial mentor, Jim Boyd worked the majority of his 27 years at the Star Tribune on its editorial page, most recently as its deputy editor. With news on Wednesday that Susan Albright, the paper’s editorial page editor, will be leaving October 12, we asked Boyd to share his reflections on this major change at the ever-turbulent Minneapolis daily.


“Race, parenting and high school”:
by Carla Bates, All Learning, All the Time