8/2 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter S. Scholtes heads into the City Pages vault to find Tony Glover writing about Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1981 gig at the Union Bar at Culture To Go.

Steve Monaco uncovers a thirty-year-old PSA for High Blood Pressure Month that will send you off your meds, at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Inspired by the yellow and red penalty cards flashed by soccer referees, some New Zealand bars are using color-coded cards to help curb excess drinking.

Marijuana's key ingredient, THC, may make it hard for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb, says a study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Thanks to the generosity of GOP donors, a Green Party candidate is expected to make it onto the ballot in Pennsylvania's Senate race and siphon votes from Democratic front-runner Bob Casey in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Rick Santorum.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Follow the Minnesota Thunder, as well as national and international soccer news at ThroughBall.com.

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TIME WASTERS

Save 1-800-SUICIDE

A 1965 anti-porno video hosted by a guy who resembles a sober Mickey Rourke

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"My fingers are crossed for Harry."

-- acclaimed author John Irving, at a news conference before a charity reading by Irving, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling. Irving and King both pleaded with Rowling not to kill off Harry Potter in the final book of the series.

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