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December 8, 2007

Will There Ever Be a New Stadium For the Vikings?

Since 2004, Anoka County was thought to be the new home of the Minnesota Vikings stadium. On November 20 the county issued a press release stating, "Anoka County Rescinds Vikings Stadium Offer," according to the Anoka County website.

This leaves many fans wondering if a new stadium will ever be built and if not; what will happen to the Vike's? After all, their contract with the H.H. Metrodome is up in 2011.

All hope is not lost Vikings fans. According to the Star Tribune, Eric Grubman, the executive vice president of finance and strategic transactions of the National Football legue, visited Gov. Tim Pawlenty last week. Let's hope he wasn't here to congradulate our governer on our team winning yet another amazing game last Sunday.

Iran Formally Accuses U.S. of Espionage

Iran's Foreing Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has sent a formal protest letter to the United States which accuses them of spying on "Iran's nuclear activities," according to the BBC.

"Seventy percent of the US intelligence report is true and positive and the remaining 30%, in which they claim that Iran had a nuclear weapon program before 2003, is wrong," Mottaki said (courtesy of the BBC).

The letter holds evidence that the United States used surveillence satellites and "other espionage operations," according Ynetnews.

Oprah Winfrey Endorses Barak Obama

Oprah Winfrey publicly endorsed democratic presidential hopeful, Barak Obama in Des Moines Iowa today, according to MSNBC.

Winfrey discussed how she has voted for just as many Republics as Democrats over the years according to CNN.

"These are dangerous times, you can feel it. We need a leader who shows us how to hope again in America as a force for peace," Winfrey said (courtesy of CNN).

According to MSNBC the Democratic race is very close with Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards all in the lead.

WI Girl Shot and Killed Outside Bar

A 16-year-old Racine Wisc., girl was shot and killed around 1:30 a.m. today according to the Star Tribune.

Police arrived at Cera's Tequila Bar around 1:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a fight. They found the girl with a gunshot wound in her back according to the Star Tribune.

No suspects have been taken into custody. According to the Journal Times, " Investigators would like to speak to anyone who was at the bar Friday night or early Saturday morning prior to the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Racine Police Department at (262) 635-7700, or Crimestoppers at (262) 636-9330."

Northfield Police Chief to Take Job in Kansas

Northfield Police Chief Gary Smith will be taking a job in Emporia Kansas according to the Star Tribune.

Smith met with Emporia City Manager Matt Zimmerman last Friday and called the meeting "productive" according to the Northfield News.

Smith took a medical leave of absence July 3 after holding a news conference that stated "150 to 250 young people were using heroin or a related narcotic," according to the Star Tribune.

Northfield Superintendendant Chris Richardson said there was a "considerable difference" between the school district's data and Smith's data according to the Star Tribune.

December 1, 2007


The story I will discuss is called: Plastic Car is Cool, Does 60 MPH in Reverse, from the website Geekologie.

From reading this website for a while I know that the Geekologie reporter (he remains nameless but has let it be known he is a male), has to posess the skills to understand how a server works and how large the server needs to be, because comments from the reading public, are allowed on his page. He also gets most of his story ideas from emailed tips. Therefore, he would have to know how email works.

Included in his stories are many links for the websites he gets his information from and video clips to see the products he reports on, so a knowledge of how to create links is also important.