4/21: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

What news won't send oil prices soaring? Find out at American Idle.

THESE DAYS

A 76-year-old man has been arrested in Florida after alleged victims said he told them he was a doctor and offered them free breast exams.

The boyfriend of a Kentucky college student expelled for declaring his homosexuality on the Internet called Wednesday for a halt to $10 million in state funding for the private Baptist school.

A constituent of Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) received a letter from Emerson's office that contained the sentence "I think you're an asshole."

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Help local alt-country rocker Marlee MacLeod ease into her forties by checking out her blog at Marlee MacLeod's "In Other News..." Acknowledge The Peeper while you're there.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

100 interesting science facts... for those of you still interested in science.

Chinese-Canadian Baun Mah examines ethnic stereotypes in cosmopolitan Toronto in the documentary A Chink in the Armour. Those Canadians... what word won't they add a "u" to?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"[It] was a creative workplace focused on generating scripts for an adult-oriented comic show featuring sexual themes."

-- California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter, in a 7-0 decision to throw out a sexual harrassment case by a former assistant on "Friends" predicated on the vulgar language used by the sitcom's writers

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