8/6 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Steve Monaco has posted the latest edition of the Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's collapse of the I-35W bridge. Visit our gallery section to view the photographs.

THESE DAYS

County health officials say they're stepping up enforcement at Angel Stadium, where they've found 118 vermin violations at stadium kiosks and restaurants over the last 2 1/2 years.

Iraq's electricity grid could collapse any day because of insurgent sabotage, rising demand, fuel shortages and provincial officials who are unplugging local power stations from the national system, electricity officials said on Saturday.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Four more days until the Vikings battle the St. Louis Rams in the first pre-season game of 2007. Keep up with the latest news at Purple Pride.

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TIME WASTERS

Mail-order burro [via BoingBoing]

MSNBC has an interactive map showing "deficient" or "obsolete" bridges state by state

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"We will recognize Vick for being an outstanding human being."

— Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Charles Steele, announcing that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, awaiting trial related to dogfighting charges, will be honored during the August SCLC conference


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