Today in the Daily Planet, 9/3/07


On this Labor Day, the TC Daily Planet leads off with a submission by labor history scholar Peter Rachleff. More opinions on Labor Day, the State Fair, and Friday’s Critical Mass arrests follow in the Voices section below.

VOICES: “We vs. Me in the days of lean and mean”:
by Peter Rachleff, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“‘It felt like an earthquake'”:
by Liz Riggs, Bill Hoffmann, LInda Lincoln, Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
More than a month after the I-35W bridge collapsed, neighborhoods on both sides of the river are still reeling from the disaster

“Minneapolis Labor Review: Cramer era ends, 1957-1966”:
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
Part 6 of a 10-Part Series: The Labor Review’s sixth decade: Trustee ousts the CLUC president and retires R.D. Cramer, editor since 1915

“NorthWay Family Project”:
by Agatha Vaaler, KFAI
The NorthWay Family Project is a new partnership and ground-breaking program to assist disadvantaged and low-income youth in obtaining work-based life skills.


“New York Minnesota: Do You Have to Leave to Succeed?”:
by Alex Starace, MN Artists
A survey of a few photographers from the extremely vivid photo scene in Minnesota who have ‘made it.’ Now that they’re a success, inquiring minds want to know: Are they going to move to New York?

“Capturing old and new in St. Anthony Park”:
by Michelle Christianson, Park Bugle
James O’Neal was inspired by Gordon Parks to make photography his profession.


“Limbaugh on Darfur: Racism on Steroids”:
by Abdi Aynte, Abdi’s Blog


“Critical Mass arrests were political”:
by Michelle Gross, Communities United Against Police Brutality
The police action against Critical Mass was calculated to chill the free speech rights of those planning protests against the Republican National Convention.

“Labor Day 2007 and 1930s Memories”:
by Richard Lee Dechert, Special to the TC Daily Planet

“Public Service Message for State Fairgoers: Beware of Dangerous Walking Patterns”:
by Neil Cunningham, Special to the TC Daily Planet