Theft of the blog

In my absence over the next few days, perhaps you’d like to help keep things “fresh” on NewsCut, as some regular readers have. Just send me things you stumble across that fit the NewsCut vibe — that is: things that are a little off the beaten path, have the faint aroma of news, and get the rest of us to think a little bit.

Here are some items that have been sent along today:

PARENTING: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE DONE?
Did you and your spouse ever disagree on the number of kids you would introduce to the world? How do you resolve it? How do you know when you’re done? (So Wonderful/So Marvelous blog)
(h/t: Brian Hanf)

ONE SMART KID’S PLAN TO GET AN IPOD TOUCH
Reader (we think) Bob Ingrassia has a daughter who may be smarter than mom and dad. We’ll see. Her plan to get an iPod touch has been discovered. It includes “wisper (sic) to them when they’re asleep and maybe they’ll have a dream about it”. (BobIngrassia.com)

THE LITTLE TOWN BY THE LAKE COMES THROUGH
Our friend in Hendricks, Steve Hemmingsen, writes to tell us what happened when Julie Bucholz, her mother, Barbara Milton, and the chief waitress at the cafe Julie owns, Pam Hamer, were all seriously hurt in a rollover crash last Friday. “Barb and Pam are convalescing at home,” he says, “but Julie is still pretty much out of it with brain injuries at Sanford Hospital, where most of the family is.”

“Volunteers held a meeting on Labor Day,” he writes…

Courtesy of Steve Hemmingsen.

…”and had the cafe up and running by Tuesday morning. Minnesota Nice. People have been leaving tips of as much as $50.”

  • MrE85

    I got nothing. MPR already has the e-cigarette story (Minnesota News Network interviewed me this AM on this).

    • http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/ Bob Collins

      For the record, MPR hasn’t owned Minnesota News Network in years.

      • MrE85

        I know. Two different stories. I’m on MNN fairly often. Nice to be loved by someone in this town. ;-)

        • http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/ Bob Collins

          You’re in what’s called the “Golden Rolodex.”

          • MrE85

            I try to be able to go “on the record” for all things related to lung health and clean air. Reporters are encouraged to call me anytime, including evenings and weekends. I can’t do my job without the media’s help — the least I can do is be available when they need me..

          • http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/ Bob Collins

            Back when I worked in NY and Dave Durenberger was in the Senate and we needed someone to comment on something for a national radio network, we’d use DD often. Why? He answered the phone at home.

  • Starquest

    The comments at that baby blog are overflowing with estrogen. Wives who resent their husbands because he didn’t want a fourth child. Good god.

  • joetron2030

    My wife and I knew we were done when I went under the knife to disconnect that bit of plumbing. :D

    She’s happy that she managed to get two out of a guy who was highly skeptical of even having one.