I bet it's a great book. Are you going?Originally Posted by THX-1138
Jonathan Balcombe, an animal behavior expert with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will be at The University of Minnesota Book Store at Coffman Memorial Union at 300 Washington Ave. S.E. in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 25, at 7 pm.
Dr. Balcombe will be talking about and signing copies of his latest book, Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, which explores the delight that animals, from birds to baboons, take in play, touch, food, and more.
For more information, call Marie at 202-686-2210, extension 342, or e-mail [email protected].
Duluth News TribuneTwin Cities make short list for national political conventions
The Twin Cities are on the short list for both the 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions, the mayors of the two cities announced today.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talked up the Twin Cities' prospects this afternoon from the balcony of the new Guthrie Theater overlooking St. Anthony Falls.
Representatives of the Democratic National Committee will make a three-day visit here starting June 26 to review the cities' joint bid, the mayors said.
The two leaders pledged to showcase the cities, their attractions and their amenities.
"As a Democrat or a Republican, if you really look at the next presidential election, you can see that it will be decided on the Mississippi River in places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana," Rybak said. "We haven't had a chance like this in 100 years, and no one will work harder than we will to get one of these conventions."
Coleman agreed, saying, "We will continue to work together to show we are an ideal location for the DNC convention. I'm confident the DNC site visit will show our facilities are second to none and prove that we have a lot of excitement in Minnesota for the chance to host the convention."
The Twin Cities are one of four finalists for the Democratic convention, which could attract more than 17,000 visitors. Other Democratic convention finalists include Denver, New Orleans and New York.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul and New York City are the only metro areas on the short lists for both Democratic and Republican conventions, the mayors said.
The 2008 Democratic National Convention, which would be held Aug. 24-29, drew as many as 11 bids, officials said. The Republican National Convention, to be held Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, drew bids from 30 cities.
Republican officials are expected to announce finalists and locations for visits in coming weeks, although there were indications that the Republican team would tour the Twin Cities beginning Aug 3.