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Objects in Mirror: March 14, 2008 Archive

Friday at SXSW

Posted at 9:40 AM on March 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Forget the hype and skip the odd, short and obviously drunken videos documenting "fun." The Current brings the music: Artist performance videos and photos are posted on austin.gather.com, where you can see and comment on them.

Today's line up:
11 a.m. - White Williams
11:45 a.m. - Dizzee Rascal
1 p.m. - The Duke Spirit
2:15 p.m. - She & Him
3 p.m. - Billy Bragg
4:15 p.m. - Darondo w/ Nino Moschella
5:30 p.m. - Carbon/Silicon

All times are CT. Catch the videos after a bit of editing on austin.gather.com.

More: Mark Wheat appears on MPR's Midmorning (09:45 a.m. CT) to share the latest SXSW music news.

Share your take: Should more juveniles be charged as adults?

Posted at 8:12 AM on March 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

I don't want this to get lost in updates. Yesterday Bob Collins on News Cut asked, "Should more juveniles be charged as adults?"

A Minnesota House committee approved "Emily's Law" [Thursday, March 13] (HF699). Filed by Rep. Bud Nornes and Rep. Torrey Westrom, it's nicknamed after 2-year-old Emily Johnson of Fergus Falls, who died a day after she was sexually assaulted and then thrown against a wall by the 13-year-old son of the daycare provider.

Currently in Minnesota, persons as young as 14 can be charged as adults.

What is your perspective on the issue? Should more juveniles be charged as adults? Read and comment on News Cut.

This weekend, or next?

Posted at 1:56 PM on March 14, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Is Saturday March 15th this weekend, or next weekend? Grammar Grater Luke Taylor (and company) tackled the question so you could enjoy some clear communication.

Join the discussion online - Grammar Grater: What's 'Next'?

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