12/06 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

With today's cover story we offer the Mn SAT, a collection of Minnesota questions that are too petty to recall, yet too piquant, too silly, too sticky to shed from our memory bank. Valuable prizes and bragging rights are yours to be had. Check it out here.

Les Georges Leningrad, Level 13, and Kevin Kling 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.

THESE DAYS

A fired CIA employee, George C. Dalmas III, has pleaded guilty to charges that he burglarized 10 homes near the agency's headquarters, stealing jewelry, collectibles, and 1,074 pairs of women's underwear.

Children with asthma are more likely to be obese and less likely to exercise than those without the disease, a University of Nottingham study shows.

A Arizona grandmother found with 214 lbs. of marijuana in her trunk was convicted of drug running in what prosecutors said was an attempt to earn cash for a bingo habit.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Conservative St. Cloud radio host Tony Garcia has finally wrapped up post-election duties and is back blogging at Always Right, Usually Correct.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Who's Miss August on your calendar? Dick Cheney!?! The 2007 Official Republican National Committee Calendar

Fimoculous' Best Blogs of 2006 that You (Maybe) Aren't Reading

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"A lot of poetry and beautiful lines are said taking showers, and I hear a lot of beautiful melodies out of the bathroom."

— Academy Award-winning experimental composer Tan Dun, discussing inspiration in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine


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