10/6 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Is uranium added to false teeth to give them a natural glow? Can I declare a "no-flight zone" over my house? You've got the questions and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages every Friday.

Jim Walsh scribes a letter at 3 a.m. to you from the Walsh Files.

Nick Schou's new book, Kill the Messenger, examines the tragic unraveling of one of America's most talented investigative journalists following the publication of reports linking the CIA to America's crack-cocaine explosion via the Nicaraguan contras. Read an excerpt here.

Corpus Obscura remembers Cleopatra Jones actress Tamara Dobson.

THESE DAYS

Congress included language in this year's defense spending bill, approved last week, allowing them to spend $20 million on an Iraq war victory party.

60 Minutes has obtained the secret list of 44,000 names used to screen airline passengers for terrorists and discovered it includes names of people not likely to cause terror, including the president of Bolivia and people who are dead.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

AngryYoungMan's photoblog captures local graffiti and the industrial parts of the Twin Cities, with escapes to Milano and Mexico tossed in, at While I Wander.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Hold Steady Guide to the Twin Cities [via Fimoculous]

Terminator vs. RoboCop

For old school video game fans looking for a costume this Halloween: the Pac-Man Plush-Head

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It doesn't seem like nobody else is concerned. I don't really want to single players out. I mean, I don't really know what the feeling is. But I know the feeling is bad, so that's saying no one cares about what's going on around here."

— Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss, on the team's 0-3 start

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