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NEW!!! EDITORS VACATION PLANS

JAY --at a conference the week of Oct. 14 and then also Oct. 23-24.

MIKE D -- out Thursdays 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7 for Leadership Greater Rochester

OCT. 18-19; DEC. 24-28.

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MIKE K -

JEFFREY — the rookie. Has no vacation time. Heavy sigh.

RANDI -- 8 days left to use..... no plans so far.....

BRIAN -- I’m working night shifts Friday 9/14, Wedesday 9/19 and all week 9/24-9/28.

GERMAINE

CRAIG — off Thurs. 9/13; working the night shift Friday 9/14

vacation Oct. 7-14

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EDITORS PLANNING NOTES

JAY

Home: 288-8589

Cell: 250-4556 (or Sharie’s, 319-4781)

Emergencies: Call my brother at home (280-8347) or on his cell (254-0996) and he’ll find me.

MONDAY 10/8

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

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9:30 a.m. -- circ meeting

11:15 a.m. Kiger weekly meeting

2 p.m. supervisors

TUESDAY 10/9

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

8:30 a.m. -- advertising team meeting

WEDNESDAY 10/10

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

1:30 p.m. story meeting

THURSDAY 10/11

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

finish Answer Man by noon

FRIDAY 10/12

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

+++++++ WEEK OF MONDAY 10/15 -- in New York for training

MONDAY 10/22

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

9:30 a.m. -- circ meeting

11:15 a.m. Kiger weekly meeting

2 p.m. supervisors

TUESDAY 10/23

leave early for meetings in Kankakee

WEDNESDAY 10/24

in Kankakee -- returning late evening

THURSDAY 10/25

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

finish Answer Man by noon

chamber annual meeting at night

FRIDAY 10/26

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In news huddles from 6-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon

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MIKE DOUGHERTY

cell: 202-2531 (best bet)

home: 529-7717

home e-mail: dougherty51@msn.com

MONDAY,10-15

5 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

6 a.m. news meeting

11:30 a.m. news meeting

2 p.m. Supervisor’s meeting

TUESDAY, 10-16

5 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

6 a.m. news meeting

11:30 a.m. news meeting

FINISH DIGITAL MIKE

FINISH WORK ON FRIDAY LIFESTYLES

WEDNESDAY, 10-17

9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

11:30 a.m. news meeting

1:30 P.M. EDITOR’S LOOKAHEAD -- HERE

Finish Tuesday’s Lifestyles

THURSDAY, 10-18

OFF -- VACATION DAY

FRIDAY, 10-19

OFF -- VACATION DAY

SATURDAY, 10-20

OFF

SUNDAY, 10-21

OFF

MONDAY, 10-22

5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Depart for Kankakee 5 p.m.

TUESDAY, 10-23

KANKAKEE -- SNG CONFERENCE

WEDNESDAY, 10-24

KANKAKEE -- SNG CONFERENCE

Returning 9:30 p.m. to RST

THURSDAY, 10-25

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, 10-26

2 p.m. to midnight

SATURDAY, 10-27 -- off ON CALL EDITOR

SUNDAY, 10-28 -- OFF, ON CALL EDITOR

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MIKE KLEIN

Home: 280 8035

kleins@charter.net

MONDAY 10/15

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

11:30 p.m. meeting

Finish lifestyles for Wednesday

TUESDAY, 10/16

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

11:30 p.m. meeting

WEDNESDAY, 10/17

5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

6 a.m. meeting, to miss 11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, 10/18

5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, 10/19

5 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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JEFFREY JACKSON

507-475-0172

MONDAY 10/8

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

TUESDAY 10/9

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 10/10

1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1:30 p.m. story meeting

THURSDAY 10/11

2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

FRIDAY 10/12

2 p.m. to midnight.

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EMILY BUSS

507-261-2022 (CELL)

Write up stories

Articles working on:

Minnesota Energy Saving Plan

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JEFF KIGER

HOME: 281-8988

CELL 358-6647

MONDAY 10/8

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • 11:15 a.m. Jay meeting
  • Mark Anderson - Holiday Inn South - 254-3129
  • Check on Knowledgetop
  • Schedule Ferson interview
  • Work on Piece of Pie story

TUESDAY 10/9
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • Bankruptcies
  • 8 a.m. Dick Landwehr and Joe Weis - downtown development - art? - 2227 Seventh St. N.W. - by D&N Star for THURSDAY STORY W/ MAP AND ART
  • 10 a.m. Nino Pedrelli - Venstar- 952-345-1844 - Creekside development for THURSDAY STORY W/ MAP AND ART
  • Check in with Massage Envy for column item
  • Work on Weis senior housing project by Northgate FOR WEDNESDAY W/ ART
  • Business After Hours, a networking event for local businesses is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Associated Bank, 206 S. Broadway in Rochester. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the monthly events.

Wednesday 10/10
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • On radio at 8:30 a.m.
  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • Bankruptcies
  • Check on Charter expansion in Rochester
  • Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center open house at 4 p.m. 343 Wood Lake Drive S.E. - Small program at 5 p.m.
  • Wrap up Piece of Pie story FOR MONDAY BIZ
  • Work on NAPA ownership changes story FOR THURSDAY

THURSDAY 10/11
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • 9 a.m. Downtown Alliance meeting
  • Finish column
  • Rotary at noon

FRIDAY 10/12
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • Bankruptcies

MONDAY 10/15

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • Bankruptcies
  • 11:15 a.m. Jay meeting

TUESDAY 10/16

  • Biz cal
  • Blogging
  • Bankruptcies

Wednesday 10/17
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • On radio at 8:30 a.m.
  • Biz cal
  • Blogging

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Tips following up:

  • Return of Knowledgetop

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HEATHER CARLSON

HOME: 288-3875

CELL (507) 301-1927

Week of Oct. 15-19

Monday: Noon to 9 p.m. Will be in Pine Island at 5:30 p.m. doing story on the saavy group of residents pushing the upcoming referendum vote. They are doing polling, have computer databases set up and are calling every resident in the district.

Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Going to Rushford to report on flood family. Covering Minnesota Historical Society meeting in St. Paul re: Kasson school being but on National Register. Will e-mail the story in.

Dodge DNA — (Carlson) DNA tests are now being used to nab suspects for crimes like copper theft or car theft. What once was an expensive, rarely used law-enforcement tool is now being harnassed for these run-of-the-mill crimes.

Area police — (Carlson) Story about area cities wrestling with whether to have their own police force or contract with sheriff departments. The city of Hayfield is looking to start their own force.

This would likely be a weekend piece looking at the pros and cons of cities having their own police forces.

Ethanol plants — (Carlson-mk) A proposed ethanol plant in Eyota has generated concerns about neighbors about the potential for smell, noise, truck traffic, etc.. To get a sense of an ethanol plant’s impact on a community’s standard of living and economy, I think it would be worthwile to visit both Claremont and Preston where there are plant’s today and talk to neighbors, city officials, etc.. about the plant’s impact.

At this point this is merely an idea. I need to schedule some interviews and a do a little background research on this first.

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KAREN COLBENSON

home and cell: 651-983-8355

emergency contact: my "husband" Joe, 651-468-6978

Monday 10/15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meeting with Tim at 11 a.m.

Follow-up on summer Riverland program "Be Your Best" which was a collaboration with the public schools. How many students participated and how it turned out. w/pic For Tuesday (done)

Riverland massage students treat Hormel employees For Tuesday

Probably going to Lyle to interview some students/staff about the new school. WORKING ON SCHOOL PACKAGE!!!

Tuesday 10/16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday 10/17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In a month or two, there may be a student rep. joining school board. For Thursday

Two reps. visit Riverland campuses and tour facilities. For Thursday w/pics

Thursday 10/18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Augustine is celebrating their sesquincentenial. w/old pics and new pics For Friday

The 51st season of the Austin Symphony Orchestra begins Oct. 28. The article will highlight each of the 4 shows of the 2007-2008 season. For Friday

The Austin Artist Series presents the 2007-2008 concert season with five concerts planned for its 64 years. For Friday

Friday 10/19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Several sentencings

Cats off broadway pet rescue is holding a fundraiser on Nov. 3 For Saturday or Monday

United Way of Mower County is holding a "healthy holidays event" to teach folks how to be healthier over the holidays, including using healthier cooking methods. for Saturday or Monday

Monday 10/22

Feature on Shirley Cahill, an Austin resident who has been volunteering once a week to provide music time to preschool students at Little Shamrocks Preschool, a preschool that is housed at St. Augustine School. Also Little Shamrocks Preschool has gone through several changes in the past couple of years. For Tuesday w/pic and video

6:30 p.m. School board candidates will hold a public forum at the Mower County Senior Center.

Note: I will be working on a package the Lyle school district and comparing/contrasting them to other area districts. How many students from Austin attend Lyle schools? The school in Lyle is brand new and a much smaller district than Austin, and I will look at numbers of students who attend each district. How many students has the Austin district lost to Lyle? What are the features of the new school? Possibly take a ride on a Lyle bus once school starts to see how many stops they make in Austin. Find out if Raskin is concerned that more students will leave the Austin district for Lyle. Part of the package may include an update on each of the schools in the area: Southland with all its staff and budget cuts, its merging with Leroy-Ostrander; Blooming Prairie with its $14 million construction project set to begin in 2009; Austin’s many new programs, including the integration program that they are doing with Southland. Hayfield could also be included, depending on what is going on there. Publish date: Begin on Oct. 27 and spread as needed through the week of Oct.29

Other possible future stories:

  • Feature on two area resident that are volunteering at the border as border watchers. For ????

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BOB FREUND

Daily schedule:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m., depending on lunch break

Home phone: 280-0037

Cell phone (not generally carried unless by request or personal need): 398--4292

FUTURE:

  • Obtain info about large wind power project in eastern Dodge, western Olmsted counties, unsked, story needs clearance from editors. Not sure if previously run.
  • Do in-depth read of application for 435-KV regional power line, focusing on community impacs, such as two new 161-kv poiwer lines serving Rochester, proposed locations, timetables, etc. Alos, is there any opposition?

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JAN GREGORSON updated weekly

WEEK OF OCT. 15

MONDAY cops, courts, hosue fire, divorces, marriage licenses, catch up on court dispositions

TUESDAY cops, courts, afternoon sentencing hearing ...don’t know if will cover; ck. status of county data on sex offender costs

WEDNESDAY cops, courts, taking randy chapman along. a.m. meetings with chief peterson and sheriff borchardt; douglas benike plea, 1:30 p.m.; michael holmes settlement conf. 1:30afternoon sentencings at 3 p.m. for gerald curry and jason ligtenberg, sex offender

THURSDAY cops, courts, 2 p.m. pre-trial in new trial of nancy becker vs. mayo clinic.

FRIDAY cops, courts, 8:30 a.m. plea in criminal vehicular homicide case.

FUTURE STORY IDEAS.

Gangs. history, current status.

Ck. police calls to local pubs over 2-year period. where are the biggest problems; what are those businesses doing to improve security, safety of customers? Data for online? Map?

Update on felony DWI,.

Story on odyssey, crossroads drug programs. unique drug p;rogram initiated in Olm. Co. to deal with meth addicts; starts with treatment while in jail. Six month data released in December. Of the people in the three programs, 17 have graduated and only one has relapsed.

Sex offender civil commitment numbers.

Meth is big, big, big. Seeing lots of major crimes being committed by people using the more potent crystal meth.... now seeing flavored meth to entice younger kids.

Domestic violence...domestic strangulation. Have statewide and area co. numbers for first year of law, plus hopefully will have some local numbers.

Still waiting to use gunshot discharge reports with some sty.

Drug court.

Doug Lambert, new DFO community corrections head.

UPCOMING COURT

Oct. 10 - 10 a.m., Ladonte Wells sentencing in gang assault.

Oct. 17 - Ligtenberg sentencing in crim sex case

Oct. 25 - Zukanovic sentencing. Last of gang rape suspects.

Nov. 5 - daylong frye mack hearing in attempted murder case; Mims sentencing, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 - Sopheara Khuon sentencing in bowling alley stabbing

Fitzgerald sentencing in ag. robbery

Nov. 14 - Flores hearing on motion to dismiss perjury charges.

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EDIE GROSSFIELD Updated: Oct. 15

Cell: 993-4164; home: 533-8446

* Per meeting with Jeffrey J. and Matt Russell , I will be working on Thanksgiving stories during the next several weeks, talking with many teachers about how Thanksgiving is taught and comparing that with information from James Loewen’s book "Lies My Teacher Told Me." Needless to say, some of my time will be spent reading portions of the book. Matt will be working on a story about the Native American perspective of Thanksgiving.

Monday — (Hours: 8:30 to 5:30)

  • Working on fire story.
  • Finishing up shelter animal adoption story, which is for Oct. 30.

Tuesday — (Hours: 8:30 to 3:30)

  • Fire story running.
  • Finishing up animal adoption story.

Wednesday — (Hours: 9 to 6)

  • 2:30 p.m., meeting with Greg Munson at Quarry Hill for a story on owl and bird migration story.

Thursday — (Hours: 8:30 to 5:30)
Friday — (Hours: 8:30 to 5:30)

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JEFF HANSEL

358-9226

417 3rd Ave. S.E. #2

Parents: Penny Hansel, 563-252-2560 in Guttenberg, Iowa (Note: My father, Cletus, will not remember if you leave a message and he often isn’t able to make reasoned decisions.)

Hansel stories planned for definite publication:

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UPDATED: 9/27/07

October13Dining Reservations - A package of stories describing the efforts Public Health and local restaurants take to keep food safe, the distribution network and advice for restaurant consumers.

Stories I’m working on for tentative future publication: did asthma cases go up the week of the fires from the boundary waters?, food safety (package), homeless mental illness and alcoholism (package), macular degeneration supply store (Health), banking column, farm safety, athletic trainers in all area high school and a new concussion protocol, farm safety, Dr. Walter Franz in Iraq, Gift of Life, Mayo in Jacksonville, water (what’s on your lawn or the trash you throw goes into your drinking water)

(See HANSEL REPORT for Hansel’s tentative "To Do" list.) Items listed on the main REPORT are approved and nearing completion.

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CHRISSIE KILLION VALDEZ

CELL: 288-8254

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted

For the week of Oct. 15

Monday —

Tuesday — Out & About due, The Glamazons due for Friday’s Lifestyles, Halloween events for adults due for Friday’s Lifestyles, Going to Stockton to meet up with the Oldhams and go to a public hearing on flood recovery

Wednesday — hit list due, working on Oldham story

Thursday — Finishing Oldham’s story for Saturday’s news, timed to the two month flood anniversary

Friday — OFF, vacation day

For the week of Oct. 22

Monday — Bob and Tom comedy tour precede due

Tuesday — Out & About due

Wednesday — Hit list due

Thursday —

Friday —

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JEFF PIETERS

cell: 358-9830 (this is the preferred way to reach me)

Typical week:

MWF 8-12, 1-6 (day) or 1-10 (night)

TR 7:30-8:30, 9-3:15, 5:30-7 (there’s some child care and transportation fragmenting the day)

T 10/16 9-3, 5:30-8

11:30 a.m. First Steps announces business alliance -- story for Wednesday

5:30 p.m. visiting with people concerned about deer population -- story for later this week

W 10/17 8-12, 1-6

3:30 p.m. Cascade Creek meeting -- story for Thursday w/ locator

R 10/18 9-2...shortened day because I work Saturday

F 10/19 8-12, 1-6

S 10/20 hours TBD

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MATT RUSSELL  

home and cell: 251-8591

emergency contact: my wife, Sulynn, at 612-205-1158

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  •  11:45 a.m. lunch meeting with Jay Meier about a white oak at Mayowood that he’s trying to preserve. He says this could be a test case for saving other notable trees in the city. Story for Friday’s paper.
  •  1:30 p.m.-Meeting with Diane Hammel, a woman who has a car covered with smiley faces. The story goes back to when she helped a girl in an emergency room six years ago. Story for Friday’s paper.
  •  4 p.m.-swinging out to Mayowood to get a look at the tree out there.
  •  5:30 p.m.: Second round of interviews at A&A Guest House

Thursday, Oct. 18

  •  Finishing Mayowood tree story (for Friday), India Curry House feature (for lifestyles on Monday), and smiley face lady feature (for Friday)
  •  Checking in with FEMA and SBA, seeing where they have centers open, exact details on deadline, etc. for Saturday’s paper.

Friday, Oct. 19
Monday, Oct. 22

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Thursday, Oct. 25

Friday, Oct. 26

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Tim Ruzek  

home and cell: 993-2518

emergency contact: wife, Heather, 952-237-1772

Monday, Oct. 15 (7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

  • Cops at 8:50 a.m.; work on Main Street project update
  • 11 a.m. meeting with Karen about Austin news for week
  • Austin City council regular meeting 5:30 p.m. followed by work session; vote on demolishing 19 flood-plain structures, Cook Farm utilities project; LANSING ANNEXATION will be discussed at work session; Visitation Center funding request; parking study for downtown Austin (some of these could be canned for later in week)

Tuesday, Oct. 16 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

  • Development Corp. of Austin fall meeting with wind farm expert speaking - noon to 1 p.m.
  • Write precede on Austin Police Officers Association’s 10th annual benefit country music concert that’s asking attendees to bring food for local Salvation Army pantry that’s pretty bare (did story on the food shelf last week)
  • Nature Center fundraiser dinner/auction precede to run when I’m on vacation

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • Finish update story on big Main Street project
  • 3:15 p.m. city-county meeting with update on justice center downtown study
  • 7:30 p.m. Cedar River Watershed District meeting; good for my river package, possible story out of it

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • VACATION DAY

Friday, Oct. 19

  • VACATION DAY

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DAWN SCHUETT

home: 651-463-6779

cell: 952-210-8053

Week of Oct. 15-21

Monday, Oct. 15

- OFF since I work Sunday

Tuesday, Oct. 16

- back from vacation

- sort through e-mails, return calls, write area briefs, work on Cannon Falls pipeline story

Wednesday, Oct. 17

- a.m. -- finish Cannon Falls pipeline story for Thursday with map and photo

- make calls about Lake City whistleblower story

- p.m. -- drive to Red Wing for monthly check of Goodhue District Court

Thursday, Oct. 18

- work on school referendum precedes: Kenyon-Wanamingo, Cannon Falls, Lake City

Friday, Oct. 19

- work on Jewel update and Lake City whistleblower story

Saturday, Oct. 20

- OFF

Sunday, Oct. 21

- work

Future:

- whistleblower lawsuit filed against the city of Lake City

- feature on Red Wing man who carves dozens of pumpkins for his outdoor Halloween display (maybe 15 Minutes?)

- In-depth on Cannon Falls couple accused of embezzlement, David and Susan Von, Cannon Falls couple who allegedly defrauded business out of lots of money David Von in federal court, going for my information, background on more in-depth story for future publication

- Small-town police departments: Joint effort with Heather and Weiss

- update on Jewel development in Lake City, it will be a year in September since the auction there so it might be worthwhile to check in to see how much building has happened in the past year.

- Mennonites in city of Goodhue

- Muscle Motors, a car shop in Elgin car shop that buys and sells classic cars and sells 1950s diner furniture, restored gas pumps, neon signs and clocks, wurlitzer jukeboxes and soda machines

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MATT STOLLE

updated 10/12

cell phone: 259-0488

Oct. 15, Monday - Working on finishing my story about the biomedical research and the new efforts on harvesting this new field.

Oct. 16, Tuesday - The chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, Rep. Tom Rukivana, is touring southeastern Minneota. He’s an interesting guy. Colorful. And it might be interesting to sound him out about what he sees as the future of higher education in Rochester.

Oct. 17, Wednesday - Steve Sviggum (commissioner, that is) is coming to Rochester in his latest, newest incarnation. From visiting turkey poop plants to ensuring that the I-35W bridge site is safely secured, Sviggum finds himself in different role, occasoinally enforcing the rules that he opposed as a leading legislator.

Oct. 18, Thursday - Not sure.

Oct. 19, Friday - Not sure.

++++++ Now with Mayo Clinic officially a player in the health care debate, looking for opportunities to match their effort with the presidential campaigns as they unveil their own plans.

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TOM WEBER

home 289-6942

updated 9/5

Mon. 9/3

holiday

Tues. 9/4

editorial board at 11

movie box for Rick

precedes

Lightfoot interview at 7

Wed. 9/5

Ebert reviews and movies

proof pages

read engagements, etc.

Overnight travel box

Carlson interview at 1

Thurs. 9/6

editorial board 11 a.m.

write Carlson story

plan covers

quick spins

write editorial

Friday 9/7

write Lightfoot story

calendar, digest, briefs, videos

stock up on Overnights (vacation coming)

Monday 9/10

Thurday life stuff

overnights

Lightfoot art?

9/27 cover?

Tuesday 9/11

movie box to rick

(work ahead on movie boxes?)

Editorial board at 11

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JOHN WEISS

Highlights of coming attractions for John’s Wild Life:

WEEK OF OCT. 15-21

MON write outdoors column

TUES 730 a.m. Chatfield for two stories on new playground, one on them getting ready and the cruddy weather, and second for later in the week on the new leadership being built by this project.

come back and write next day story for Chatfield playground

11 a.m. Blooming Prairie and lutefisk dinner weiss for back roads

come back and write back roads

WED not sure, child abuse i hope

maybe Rushford mobile homes finally being occupied.

WEEK OF OCT. 22-26

MON 10 a.m. important PT appointment

TUES afternoon fish with Brent Haimes for Thur column

WED wriute outdoors

THUR 2 p.m. Mahle at Dodge County on sex abuse.

FRI

Nov. 3...NAPSAC convenstion in TC child abuse

Nov. 4 deer opener

but the big thing: 4-page thing on child abuse

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CHRIS STEINBACH

Cell: (208) 420-0479

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Week of Oct. 15

MONDAY

  • Out of town.

TUESDAY

  • Early a.m. -- Finish On the Cheap/Niki Olive feature.
  • 10:30 a.m. -- Interview with Helen McIver.
  • Schedule Kari Rowe interview.

WEDNESDAY

  • Spend morning on the road on flood stories.
  • 1:30 -- Story meeting.
  • Afternoon -- beginning writing flood stories.

THURSDAY

  • 5 a.m. -- Go to kaffeeklatsch at Grandma’s Kitchen ... 289-0331.
  • 10 a.m. -- Meet with Jo-Dee Stanley at Subway in Stewartville.
  • Finish flood stories.

FRIDAY

  • Write kaffeeklatsch story.

Stories for Saturday, OCT. 20:
20 Flood-2 months (Steinbach, length: 12 inches with PHOTO and Box on deadline for getting assistance.) It’s been two months since the flood. We’ll go to flooded communities to see how things look now.

20 Rushford (Steinbach. Length: 15-20 inches.) Look at whether or not Rushford was adequately prepared for the Flood of 2007 and what more could have been done.

20 15 Minutes with ... Kari Rowe, the fiddler.

  • Fiddler (Steinbach, length: 12-15 inches. with PHOTO and refer to video on Web site.) Kari Rowe of Rochester won the adult open-class at the 35the South Dakot and Open Old Time Fiddle contest last month in Yankton, S.D. ... 289-6653.

Life:
20 Good Foods Expansion: (Steinbach, length: 12 inches with break out box and PHOTO) Rochester food co-op nearly doubles its space.

Style:

20 CHEAP: Steinbach. Follow up with Niki Olive on things you can do with kids when you’re on a tight budget. w/fotos

SATURDAY, OCT. 27:

27 15 Minutes with ...

27 Water testing. (Steinbach. Maybe two stories. Lengh: xx inches. PHOTO.) A group of concerned citizens and environmenalists are testing water in the Cedar River in Mower County. They are raising concerns about what they call inadequate septic systems in slome parts of the county.

Life:

27 Kaffeeklatsch (Steinbach, lenth: 15 inches with PHOTOS and break-out box) We check in with Joe Schueler’s early morning breakfast buddies at Grandma’s Kitchen.

27 Abuse victim (Steinbach, length: 20 inches. with some kind of illustration.) Story of a Rochester woman who has gone through program at Family Service of Rochester for domestic-violence victims.

27 Abuser Q&A (Steinbach, length: 20 inches.) Q&A with man who formerly was a wife beater.

Style:

27 Overnight (Steinbach, length: 15-20 inches. with PHOTOS.) What, exactly, goes on in Rochester at 3 in the morning.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3:

03 More Milk. (Steinbach, length: 12-15 inches.) Christine Sukalski of Reiland Farms near LeRoy says consumers actually have some power to do something about the rising milk price: Purchasing the cheapest milk whenever possible. Even affluent consumers, she says, can help keep prices down for other consumers by steering clear of milk with misleading labels and higher price tags. To make the label claims, processors are forcing dairy farmers to give up rBST, which then hurt the farmers' efficiency and income and decrease the total supply of milk driving up the costs of all milk.

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03 Piano Tuner (Steinbach, length: 15 inches. with PHOTO.) Paul Chick Sr., piano tuner who lives in Plainview. He’s back to work now after suffering brain damage two years ago in car accident ... 534-1285.

03 Buses. Steinbach (Length: 20 inche with PHOTO.) Spend an afternoon -- riding buses. Write about the people I meet. Supplement with city statistics about bus service.

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03 Dating Service (Steinbach, length: xx inches. with PHOTO.) Feature on Table for Two, dating service that uses in-depth coaching and licensed counselors to help clients find dates ... Michael Walsh .... 612-718-8952.

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