1/19: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Peter Scholtes finds potential buyers for DUNation and MNSpeak at Culture To Go.
Jack Sparks has an ode to the Minnesota winter at the Other Side of Country.
Three men have died in the past seven months of what their families and colleagues say were persistent respiratory illnesses directly caused by their work at Ground Zero.
In a report released quietly just before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's investigative arm disclosed that the department failed to properly monitor thousands of acres of experimental biotechnology crops.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Vintage porn ads, pulp fiction covers, pin-up girls, and hyperbole in titling await you at The Dirtiest Thing in the Whole Wide World.
Co-Commissioners Matti Leshem and Andrew Golder announce the formation of the USA Rock Paper Scissors League. No comment as yet from the Leg Wrestling Federation of America.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"The casting of suspicion and doubt about the actions of veterans who have run against President Bush or opposed his policies has been a constant theme of his career. This pattern of denigrating the service of those with whom they disagree risks cheapening the public's appreciation of what it means to serve, and in the long term may hurt the Republicans themselves."
-- James Webb, a secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration and a Marine platoon and company commander in Vietnam