11/02 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Lyrics Born, Heartless Bastards, and Split Lip Rayfield are just a few of the acts playing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

Britt Robson analyzes last night's Timberwolves victory at Balls!

Jim Walsh has a Song du Jour every day at the Walsh Files.

The boxer who bridged the gap between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson was murdered in a church courtyard in Jamaica last weekend. Read more at Corpus Obscura.

THESE DAYS

New guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services's $50 million Abstinence Education Program allow states to use federal grants to identify groups of people between the ages of 12 to 29 who are most likely to bear children out of wedlock and encourage them to delay sexual activity until marriage.

The number of web sites in the world has passed 100 million for the first time, according to internet monitoring company Netcraft.

Alcohol has become the leading cause of death in Finland for men, and is a close second for women.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Augsburg College junior Ben Kimball's blog was selected as a finalist in a contest to win a $5,000 scholarship. Check it out to see if he earns your vote.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

What happens in Antarctica, stays in Antarctica: TV dad Bob Saget spoofs the red-hot penguin documentary genre with help from Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Applegate, and Lewis Black in The Farce of the Penguins.

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Both men are doing fantastic jobs."

— President Bush, in an interview on Wednesday, lauding the work of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

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