9/30: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter S. Scholtes interviews Peter R. Scholtes on Peter Sr.'s life as a priest on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s and working with Dr. Martin Luther King, at Complicated Fun.

Lindsey Thomas takes on Spin, and develops her own Top 20 list of Rock & Roll innovators at This Is Pop.

THESE DAYS

On Wednesday, the cornerstone was laid on what will be the reconstruction of the distillery where the George Washington produced nearly 11,000 gallons of rye whiskey.

Nearly a year after Congress demanded action, the Pentagon has still failed to figure out a way to reimburse soldiers for body armor and equipment they purchased to better protect themselves while serving in Iraq.

The Danish Air Force said Thursday it paid 31,175 kroner ($5,032) in compensation to a part-time Santa Claus whose reindeer died of heart failure when two fighter jets roared over his farm.

Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH) says he will return $15,000 in campaign funds from former House majority leader Tom DeLay's political action committee.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Get your geek on with web developer Sam Buchanan at afongen.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

This trailer for The Shining will remind you it was the feel-good movie of the year back in 1980.

Donate $100 to Katrina victims through Brian Wilson's website and the Beach Boy legend will call you and thank you personally.

They're little birds who talk about obscure bands and make stupid jokes, better known as the Indietits!

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I don't think people are going to come down here to a comedy club, you know, when it's a two stab minimum."

-- Comedian Louie Anderson, on KQRS Wednesday morning, on the prospects of opening a comedy club in downtown Minneapolis [via KSTP.com]


"I think you're going to see a quantum leap in the number of products integrated into your television shows this year."

-- CBS television chairman Les Moonves, turning on the red light


"Anger is not a road map toward this city's future. When all is said and done, I believe the people of St. Paul, in their heart of hearts, care more about where we will all be four years from now than they do about rehashing a previous election."

-- St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly asking voters to kindly forget about his endorsement of George W. Bush in last year's presidential election [via the Strib]


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