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January 27, 2009


Coffee Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

Posted by s-gang at 12:43 PM | News Blast

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January 15, 2009

Common Sense

Holder Tells Senators Waterboarding Is Torture
from today's New York Times

Addressing the subject of torture at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Mr. Holder told Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the committee chairman, “Waterboarding is torture.? It was so defined under the Spanish Inquisition and when used by the Japanese in World War II, he said, and it remains so today.

Posted by s-gang at 3:50 PM | News Blast

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January 14, 2009

Inauguration Day schedule

Check out the Inauguration Day schedule!

Of special note: 7:00 PM The "We Are One" inaugural celebration will be broadcast on HBO to all cable and satellite subscriber as an open feed --
you do not need to subscribe to HBO to watch this special event. It will be broadcast live at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET/PT.

This is your invitation to history. Join the celebration.

Hosting or attending a Neighborhood Ball Party is a great way to gather with your neighbors to celebrate change and a renewed commitment to serving the community you live in.

Celebrate however you choose. Your party can be as simple as a group of neighbors gathering in a living room or local restaurant to watch the live broadcast and interact through text messaging.

Just tune into ABC at 8:00 ET/PT to watch the main event and hear musical performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Stevie Wonder and Nick Cannon (as DJ).

Posted by s-gang at 11:24 AM | News Blast

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September 4, 2008

Gloria, hallelujah!

Read Gloria Steinem on the Palin chicklet choice.

Posted by s-gang at 11:21 AM | News Blast

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August 29, 2008

McCain: quick, get a chick!

Poor McCain, trying to match the DNC. Grabbing a governor nobody knows because she's a woman. Nice trick. It's too little, too late, just like Bush and Katrina.

Posted by s-gang at 6:00 PM | News Blast

Category "Books"

Category "Library Matters"

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June 18, 2008

Modern Marvels

Don't miss Modern Marvels, which kicks off next Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. at Highland Park Branch of St. Paul Public Library!


The University Libraries are delighted to work with the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies and the Friends of Saint Paul Public Library to present a second book discussion series in Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature.

The Highland Park Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library will host the free five-part reading and discussion series called Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Modern Marvels.

Judith Katz will lead these five discussions. Katz is author of several books and teaches at the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies.
Katz has received several awards and grants, including a Loft McKnight Award, Fiction. Her numerous writings include the novel, The Escape Artist and Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound, for which she won the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Crawford Prize for Best New Fiction.


*June 24, 2008 */A Contract with God/ by Will Eisner
*July 8 */The Complete Maus/ by Art Spiegelman
*July 22* /Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer/ by Ben Katchor
*August 5 */The Quitter / by Harvey Pekar
*August 19* /The Rabbi's Cat/ by Joann Sfar

To register contact Susan Gangl

The series explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books on the theme of “Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.? The program is the result of a grant to the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Libraries, which is partnering with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Local support is provided by the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from Nextbook and the American Library Association.

Posted by s-gang at 10:59 PM | Books | Library Matters | News Blast

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December 23, 2007

How do you pronounce Iraq?

How do you pronounce Iraq? After all these years, I am still amazed at the inconsistency among news anchors, not to mention people who are there (from here), so I did a bit of searching and found that Merriam Webster offers a pronunciation guide you can listen to. I wonder if people who say I-rock are deliberately mispronouncing it as some sort of sign of disrespect, just as W used to refer to sadd'em. By the way if you're without audio, the correct pronunciation of Iraq is ear-ROCK.

Posted by s-gang at 12:59 PM | News Blast

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February 19, 2007

How did they vote?

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Vote Summary
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 470 )
Vote Number: 44 Vote Date: February 5, 2007, 05:44 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: S. 470
Measure Title: A bill to express the sense of Congress on Iraq.

Posted by s-gang at 11:11 AM | News Blast

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March 13, 2006

A Whole Host of Problems

For those of you who recall the earlier news stories of the church denying communion to the girl allergic to wheat, here's the latest case.

Church denies Communion to autistic boy because he can't swallow the host.

It's very sad to read these stories, and I trust this represents a tiny minority within that church. As an adult one can simply find a parish, one that embraces believers and acknowledges that none of us is perfect, but what do you tell a kid who already has enough trouble, that he can't be fed?

Posted by s-gang at 12:13 PM | News Blast

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September 2, 2005

White House Response not fast enough

White House Response to Gulf Coast Disaster Sparks Criticism Read Amy Goodman.

It's disheartening to see how slowly things are happening.

Posted by s-gang at 3:26 PM | News Blast