10/4 Morning Communiqué
CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS
Twins playoff coverage by Britt Robson and Chuck Terhark at Balls!
Corpus Obscura remembers Prentiss Barnes, the bass singer for the doo-wop group the Moonglows.
The Bad Plus, the Velvet Teen, and Takka Takka are just a few of the acts worth checking out tonight. See Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.
The U.S. government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity. [via Undernews]
An Austrian Airlines jet made an unscheduled stop Friday after a passenger sneaked a hamster aboard and the rodent escaped.
Parisian smokers are bracing for a major culture shock in the coming months as France prepares to enact a ban on smoking in public places.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Connie writes to pantyhose manufacturers, craves monkey cake, and dreams of cruising to the Bahamas at Evitable.
"Pecan Pie," a short starring Jim Carrey
The fifth annual Blogger Boobie-thon for Breast Cancer
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"The nicknames that stick are the ones that are organic. This is one that has been with us."
— Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey, on the Arkansas capital city's new nickname "The Rock"