10/11 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
The Get Up Johns, White Light Riot, and Julie Roberts are just a few of the acts onstage tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the two combatants for the sheriff's office despise each other so much?
Lindsey Thomas checks in with us from Brooklyn at This Is Pop. Welcome back!
China is cracking down on a vast, growing and largely unregulated industry offering leg-lengthening surgery for people who think they are too short.
According to a recent study by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, 20 percent of Americans believe that the living can communicate with the dead. In an online survey of 10,000 Beliefnet members, 77 percent said they'd felt the presence of a spirit, angel or dead soul.
Last Saturday, Lori Rose Cannizzaro took part in a religious ceremony that turned the 42-year-old into a "consecrated virgin," one of only 200 in the United States, according to U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins. [via Attu]
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
9thWave is a Minneapolis production manager blogging about hypothetical married-to-Prince questions, the attractiveness of UPS drivers, and underwear fetishes at Stage Right ... Stage Left.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"Last week we recalled all the albums and destroyed them as we did not want any community to be hurt."
— T. Suresh, general manager at EMI Music, on pulling Slayer's latest album "Christ Illusion" from stores in India after the country's small Christian community said the cover depicting Christ with amputated arms and a missing eye was insulting