Today in the Daily Planet, 9/30/07



“Breaking the fast together”:
by Julia Degen, Special to the TC Daily Planet
7:00 p.m. at Hamline University. A couple of students gather in Hamline’s Chapel, waiting for sunset. They are hungry and thirsty and looking forward for the first meal of the day. There are bowls with dates and almonds on the tables and an appetizing, spicy smell infuses the room, but the students are not yet allowed to eat. Most of them are Muslims. Since it is Ramadan, they are fasting from dawn to sunset.

“Preserving Prospect Park”:
by Anna Pratt, The Bridge
Residents will vote on whether to pursue historic district designation

“St. Cloud State dean is determined to do the right thing”:
by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
If St. Cloud State University (SCSU) officials need help in their renewed commitment to a diverse campus, they should not look any further than Dr. Carolyn Ruth Williams, the school’s multicultural affairs associate dean.


“Sachiko is a voice of atomic victims in flamenco performance”:
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Nishiushi’s exploration of the Spanish Flamenco dance has culminated with her first self-choreographed and directed performance with “Hiroshima: A Night Dreamt and a Day Flashed to Burn,” on Sept. 27-29, 8:00 p.m., and Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m. at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis.

“Totino’s to reopen in Mounds View after final weekend in Northeast”:
by Dan Haugen, Northeast Beat
After more than five decades as a Northeast institution, Totino’s Italian Kitchen will close its doors on Sunday, making way for an unspecified new development.

“New small business plan offers hope in the small print”:
by Lee Egerstrom, Minnesota 2020
The Strategic Entrepreneurial Economic Development (SEED) program put forth Tuesday by Gov. Tim Pawlenty contains some proposals that could prove useful to rural Minnesota and the entrepreneurs who might start businesses there.


“‘Condemnation’ shows need for second party”:
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Rumnations


“St. Cloud still reeks of racism”:
by Myrle B Cooper, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Can local Blacks summon the courage to force change?