3/21 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Stephen Litel believes Kevin Garnett will retire as a Timberwolf. Read his analysis at Balls.

Cast your ballot now for the Best of the Twin Cities 2007 and you could win a $150 prize pack from the 2007 winners.

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THESE DAYS

A valet accidentally drove an amputee's specially equipped car through a Pensacola hospital's front entrance, knocking the car's owner from his wheelchair.

A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.

The restaurant chain Hooters will open its first branch in Israel this summer, in the Mediterranean seaside city of Tel Aviv.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Charlie Quimby is writer and consultant who blogs about politics, health care, taxes, and other hot-button issues at Across the Great Divide.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Better have someone hold your beer: Zorb, the human hamster ball

The briefcase you can poop in (if you have to) [via Attuworld]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"We decided that some of the messages conveyed in the program are not consistent with the efforts of the Pops to reach out to all members of our community."

— a statement from the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, discussing the cancellation of a "Dukes of Hazzard"-themed show featuring cast members Tom Wopat and John Schneider, because some community members find the program racist and offensive

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