4/2 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Our new Twins blogger, Peter Schilling Jr., gives us a preview of the season, and remembers the voice of the Twins, Herb Carneal, at Balls.

We remember Homer Harris, the first black captain of a Big Ten football team, at Corpus Obscurum.

Stephen Litel discusses the Wolves victory over Orlando at Balls.

Cast your ballot now for the Best of the Twin Cities 2007

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THESE DAYS

A man was taken to a Connecticut Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after he led authorities on a high-speed chase and then claimed to be Vice President Dick Cheney.

A British family enlisted a U.S. company to convert their dead father into a synthetic diamond by extracting carbon from his ashes, heating it to create graphite, and then compressing the result to create a rough diamond which was then cut to the family's specifications.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Josh is celebrating a year blogging about the Minnesota Thunder and other soccer-related news at ThroughBall.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Sixty years of Fate Magazine covers

What, no Dodgeball? The 25 Best Sports Movies of All Time

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Just put in big bold this: 'Google, don't pull the wool over the world's eyes. Let the truth shine.'"

— Ruston Henry, president of the economic development association in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, on Google's use of pre-Katrina satellite imagery at their map portal


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