Local student is rewarded for her research

Hannah Borowsky has been rewarded for her research on teen attitudes toward smoking with a $35,000 scholarship.
According to The Star Tribune, Borowsky won for scientific research in the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition.
It was a pretty good story, that seemed interesting and had a few good quotes.
What I thought was most interesting in this story is that it was written by a University of Minnesota student.
She was on assignment for the Star Tribune so it was very technical and had the quote at the end, and the quote towards the beginning as a money quote.
She was using what she had been learning in her story.

Boy dies after fight

17-year-old Marquise Woodbury was killed while trying to flee gunfire with other young people after a party ended and a fight broke out in Brooklyn Park.
According to The Star Tribune no arrests have been made but police say that the killing is currently under investigation.
The story by the Tribune was a very thorough story that was a good length and detailed what had happened in the killing.
They had a few quotes but it would have been better with a little more, but they ended with a good quote saying that the kids in the area should learn from what had happened.

Abuse case moves forward in Vatican politics

Two former Mexican seminarians had gone to the Vatican in 1998 delivering a case saying that there had been decades of sexual abuse by one of the most powerful priests in the Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado.
According to The New York Times, the sex scandal case has been going on for a long time at the Vatican Church and it just seems to be moving forward into new discoveries.
The story by the Times was a very long story that discussed all of the issues the Vatican has been facing in this sex scandal.
I thought it was a very good investigative story that had a lot of good quotes and it ended with a great quote too.
The story ended letting the readers decide what they should believe.

Efforts to revive Greece in Debt could be stalled

Paris, Greece is bankrupt and signed a financial bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
According to The New York Times, people are afraid they won't be able to ever get out of their debt.
Although people are afraid, some government officials say that there is still hope for Greece and their financial troubles.
The story by the Times was full of quotes and that helped to keep it interesting and also to verify that it was investigated very thoroughly.
It was a good story and it started out with what people are having troubles with and then ended with hope and a quote that really brought it back together in the end.

Police seeking man at Bomb scene

According to The New York Times, the police were looking over the surveillance footage of the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday night, and they saw a white man about in his 40s walking away from the scene looking over his shoulder and removed a layer of clothing.
The police said that if the bomb went off, there would have been some broken windows and some people would have been killed but no buildings would have collapsed.
Although polce have discovering new things on the surveillance footage they have not however came to any conclusions on who was involved in the incident.
The article by the Times was a very thourough discription of the survelliance videos they had been looking at.
The article also was good at describing the situatuon and what was going on currently with the bombing.
I think it was a good article and it had a lot of good quotes to keep it moving and to keep it interesting.

Anoka County decides whether or not to release rapist

Ming Sen Shiue started his federal prison sentence for rape and murder in 1981, and after 30 years in prison, Anoka County is trying to decide whether or not he is still a threat.
According to The Star Tribune, Shiue was undergoing treatment that was supposed to help cure him of some of his problems, but experts strictly said when he came into treatment that he was a very dangerous man.
On Monday, Anoka County District Judge Jenny Walker Jasper will hold a three-day trial to decide whether Shiue from Minnesota's past is finally "cured'' or is still a threat to public safety.
People from the area are very concerned that if Shiue is freed, he might try and hurt someone else, and some don't believe that a person can simply be cured from something like that, that it stays with them forever.
The article ends well with a good quote and it is a good news article because it talks about the issue of whether or not to free Shiue and what might happen if he is released.

Minneapolis prepares for tornado season

Businesses downtown Minneapolis always believed they were safe from tornado's because in the past they never came near the city, but last summer changed a lot of peoples minds when tornado's touched down all over the Minneapolis area.
Businesses such as the Electric Fetus, who got hit last summer, are preparing for this years tornado season, according to The Star Tribune.
The tornado's that touched down last summer were the first in 29 years to actually strike within the city, and people are hoping it wont happen again.
According to the Tribune, the weather channels are reminding residents of the Twin Cities, that although they have been having mild weather, that the storms are on their way and that it is possible to have tornado's touch down in the Twin Cities area once again.
The story by the Tribune was a good story about the issue of storms coming this summer and what businesses and people of the Twin Cities area are doing to prepare for the upcoming weather.
The story also ended with a good quote saying that you never know what could happen so it's a good idea to plan ahead.

Icelands future after the eruption

In Reykjavik, Iceland, the people there are deciding what their future will be after the eruption of the volcano last week.
Iceland has had their own financial troubles in the past and they are looking at this eruption as a sigh of relief because it was something they had no control over according to The New York Times.
Although the eruption has caused a lot of cancellations in air traffic the actual affects for the Icelanders themselves, excluding the farmers right below the mountain, have actually been minimal.
According to the Times, the people of Iceland are living life quite normally and are not apologizing to those who think they should feel bad for the air traffic cancellations, they aren't sorry for something they had no control over.
The Times' article goes on to discuss the history of Iceland's volcanic eruptions and financial issues and talks about how the people of Island are standing their ground.
It was a good article that discussed more in depth the issue that Iceland is facing right now and how they feel about it.
The story ended really well with a great quote from someone who said that there is never a dull moment in Iceland.

Living in America with no electricity or water

Fermin Roman, a resident of the Pajarito Mesa, a treeless plateau outside of Albuquerque has waited 20 years for the electricity and water his seller had promised him years ago.
According to The New York Times, the Mesa is now home to 400 families, one of the largest communities to survive totally off the grid without water, electricity, water, streets, and mail.
The residents there live an old fashioned life while they haul purchased water to elevated tanks that feed the sinks, toilets and showers.
According to the Times, the residents there use solar panels to run lights and wood stoves for heat, while the refrigerator and stove run on propane.
The community consists of mostly Hispanic people who are poor and some are illegal immigrants.
According to the Times, different medical and political organizations are trying to help the poor community by offering their services.
The article by the Times was a great news feature story because they covered the issue of this small community and how they survive but that they are in need of much help from the outside world.
It was a great story, very interesting, great descriptions and quotes to help pull the reader into the story, and it ended well with a quote.

Web, a way of entertainment for China

Although google has somewhat pulled away from China, they still have their own ways of using the internet.
According to The New York Times, China has it's own popular search engines and social networking sites that they use for entertainment.
For the typical college student in China, the web is a useful source for entertainment where they can download shows, music and write their own blogs.
The web is popular to many people in China, not only college students, and according to the Times, a study showed that China is much more connected to the Web than Americans with 400 million internet users.
Along with the excitement of the Web, comes critics who are afraid of the power the Web continues to have on it's viewers, but according to the Times young people of China are not excited about the Web so that they can use it for a means of rebellion, but for the variety of social and entertainment options.
The article by the Times was a good news feature story because it discussed the issue of the web in China and got some good quotes from students and others. It also ended well with a good quote.

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