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Objects in Mirror: March 25, 2008 Archive

Topics perfect for the water cooler

Posted at 8:37 AM on March 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Here are my picks for Tuesday's water cooler talk topics:

* That must be something to hear... Veterinarians bark about animal chiropractic bill: "A bill moving through the Legislature would allow human chiropractors to practice their work on animals as long as they had additional training."
* Get schooled, get paid! South Dakota tests program that'll pay kids to learn. According to this commentary, "Is it a slave's wage? Yes. It's a pittance."
* RNC protest group sues city of St. Paul
* Read this in Richard-Dawson-hosting-Family-Feud voice, Survey says 90 percent of parents want sex ed in schools
* Bob Collins doesn't pass out tin-foil hats, he just mentions the WiFi 'scare'

Discussing torture: Chat transcript with Admiral Hutson

Posted at 9:32 AM on March 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Retired Admiral Hutson is on MPR's Midmorning right now, addressing questions about waterboarding and "the slippery slope."

He will take your questions online beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT. Post your questions in the comments here, and check out the chat.

Update at 11:26 a.m. CT. Listen to the archived audio: Former JAG weighs in on the torture question

SXSW highlights video

Posted at 11:24 AM on March 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Didn't get enough of The Current at South By Southwest? Check out the highlights video:

View more videos & images at austin.gather.com

(h/t Michael Wells, and a salute to Michael Wells and Bo Hakala for their video work down in Austin)

Notes and images of Lake Superior ice

Posted at 1:50 PM on March 25, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Beryl Singleton Bissell, an author and frequent contributor to Minnesota Life, MPR's discussion group on Gather.com, shared some notes about Lake Superior ice:

"It doesn't matter how often one visits the North Shore, the experience of viewing the entire expanse of the lake covered in ice doesn't happen often. We moved here in 1998 and although every winter a skin of ice forms on the lake it usually comes and goes within hours."

She caught two amazing (and amazingly blue) pictures of the ice and included them in her article.

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