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  • Posted Analysis: Last Week to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    I chose this data on DOE crime reports used in this story. The writer takes the juiciest and most journalistic data points--usually in the form of paraphrased data--and uses them as paraphrased quotes of the researchers involved in the study....
  • Posted Local science teacher is Minnesota's Teacher of the Year to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    St. Paul school teacher Megan Hall won 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and a $6,000 prize on Sunday, the Star Tribune reported. Hall, who has taught science for 11 years in St. Paul public schools, was chosen from 135...
  • Posted Referee punched in the face by a teen player dies to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    A referee for a recreational soccer league who was punched in the face by a teenager has died, police in Salt Lake City said, CNN reported. Ricardo Portillo, 46, was refereeing a game in the Salt Lake City suburb of...
  • Posted U.S. plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    An American military refueling plane took off and crashed in Kyrgyzstan, U.S. officials said. A U.S. Air Force KC-135 tanker aircraft crashed in a mountainous area between Chorgolu and Cholok-Ary, according to the expeditionary wing's Public Affairs Transit Center at...
  • Posted Tree-hugging world record at University Arboretum to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Minnesotans will attempt to break the world record for tree-hugging this week at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Star Tribune reported. A record 702 people hugged trees in the Delamere Forest of Cheshire in the U.K. in 2011,...
  • Posted Man bites dog to save wife in dog attack to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    A Grimes, Iowa woman is in the hospital after a dog attacked her, her husband and the couple's dog on Sunday evening. Caren Henry was walking her own dog when a 60-pound Labrador retriever mix launched itself at her, sinking...
  • Posted Obama to nominate Charlotte mayor to transportation position to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    President Barack Obama on Monday plans to nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be the next secretary of transportation, the New York Times reported. Foxx, a young African-American from the South, may be seen to...
  • Posted Missing 12-year-old girl is found to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Minneapolis law enforcement reported Saturday that a missing 12-year-old girl had been found, the Star Tribune reported. Gabriella "Gabby" Vang had been missing from her home in the 2200 block of 3rd Av. S. since shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday....
  • Posted Analysis: Week 6 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    For this analysis, I will be referencing this news report. The reporter begins with a straight, traditional news lead with all of the main facts of Mayor RT Rybak's press conference in the first graf. The second paragraph features a...
  • Posted University students want more healthy food options to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    A new survey showed University of Minnesota students living in residence halls want more inexpensive and healthy food options on campus, the Minnesota Daily reported. The University's Obesity Prevention Center surveyed students living in Territorial Hall and Sanford Hall. Nearly...
  • Posted Spain hits record unemployment rate to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Spain's unemployment rate rose to a record high of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, the Spanish National Institute of Statistics said Thursday, CNN reported. This growing unemployment rate represented an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous...
  • Posted Applications are open for a one-way trip to Mars to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    A Dutch company called Mars One began looking Monday for volunteer astronauts to fly to Mars, according to their website. Departure for the Red Planet is scheduled for 2022, landing seven months later in 2023. The space travelers will not...
  • Posted Analysis Week 6 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    For this analysis, I look at this article. The article does work past a few ethnic stereotypes of Somali people. With the main source, a Somali male, the article describes him as holding "a well-paying job with excellent benefits, and...
  • Posted Texas town site of massive explosion to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Officials now number the dead from a West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion at 14, Fox News reported. The explosion occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday and could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, a town 45 miles north of the...
  • Posted Woman's abortion case deemed 'medical misadventure' to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    The death of an Indian dentist who died after a miscarriage in an Irish hospital was the result of medical misadventure, an inquest jury ruled Friday, CNN reported. An Ireland court inquest returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the...
  • Posted University funding becomes state power struggle to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Increased funding for the University of Minnesota passed the full Minnesota Senate on Wednesday, but state leaders continued to voice concern about the school's spending, The Daily reported. Senators pointed to a Wall Street Journal article from December that initially...
  • Posted 'Ghetto spirit day' sparks controversy at Hopkins High School to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Two black students at Hopkins High School face improper conduct charges thanks to the way they responded to a "Ghetto Spirit Day" allegedly held by white members of the school's ski team in February, Citypages reported. One of the...
  • Posted Surly buys Mpls location for new brewery to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    The Brooklyn Center-based Surly Brewing Company announced Monday its purchase of more than eight acres in Prospect Park. Construction for a $20 million "destination brewery" about five blocks from TCF Bank Stadium, including a bar, restaurant, beer garden and event...
  • Posted Analysis: Week 5 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    For this analysis I chose the article "Wild's Cullen improving, could return vs. Calgary" The article uses numbers in a few different ways: First, the article references a win/loss/tie record for the Wild this season (1-4-1); second, the article uses...
  • Posted Nicholson Hall evacuated due to bomb threat to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Nicholson Hall on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus was evacuated at about 11 a.m. Friday after a bomb threat was discovered earlier that day, the Minnesota Daily reported. At about 10:30 a.m., University law enforcement received a tip...
  • Posted Same-sex marriage not as popular in MN as surrounding states to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    A new study from the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law concluded that support for same-sex marriage in Minnesota is less than other Midwestern states. The study is based...
  • Posted UW student dies of meningitis to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    University of Wisconsin-Madison student Henry Mackaman, 21, died after contracting a strain of bacterial meningitis, WKOW reported. Mackaman was a Senior Economics and English double-major at UW when he contracted a rare strain of the illness. Mackaman reported symptoms Saturday...
  • Posted City council to vote on landlord ordinance to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    The Minneapolis City Council will vote Friday on an ordinance to regulate the process of reprimanding "problem landlords," the Minnesota Daily reported. Councilwoman Elizabeth Glidden, who authored the ordinance, believes it would give the City Council more options in dealing...
  • Posted Margaret Thatcher dead at 87 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an iconic conservative figurehead in British political history, has died at the age of 87, CNN reported. Thatcher died after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London, according to...
  • Posted Analysis Week 4 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    For this analysis I looked at this obituary of Lilly Pulitzer. The obituary uses two explicit sources (though they are slightly ambiguous), the Lilly Pulitzer brand Facebook page and Pulitzer's past interviews. The obituary uses the standard lead style for...
  • Posted 3 killed in rollover crash on I-94 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Three people were killed and five injured in a crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m., and the State Patrol closed a portion of the interstate for more than three hours as officials...
  • Posted Georgia high school has its first racially integrated prom to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    At Wilcox County High School, high school students are looking forward to their first racially integrated prom. Because social events are privately organized in Wilcox County, the southern Georgian community never changed their traditions after segregation laws were abolished, CNN...
  • Posted 20,000 birds killed in avian flu outbreak containment to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Chinese authorities killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu killed six people so far, CNN reported. The disease, H7N9, was found in pigeons on sale in the city,...
  • Posted Famed film critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70 to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Iconic film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday, two days after revealing cancer returned to his body, CNN reported. The Chicago Sun-Times, the base of operations for Ebert's syndicated reviews, announced his death at age 70. Ebert had already lost his...
  • Posted UMN brings Richard Pitino on as new head coach to Eric Best - Jour 3101
    Richard Pitino, son of coach Rick Pitino, will be the University of Minnesota's next head men's basketball coach, Athletic Director Norwood Teague said. Teague, athletic director at the University of Minnesota, introduced Pitino as the Gophers coach Friday at Williams...
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