A couple of articles from today’s Star Tribe caught my attention:
Testimony opens in shooting death of abortion doctor (Roxana Hegeman). I like that testimony begins for Scott Roeder’s trial starts on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. With all of the people who witnessed him (allegedly) shooting Dr. Tiller, I don’t imagine it will be a long trial.
One of the things that makes me enraged about his defense: His lawyers pushed for a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter (instead of first degree murder) because Roeder believed Tiller’s killing was necessary to save unborn children. Gee…that would be a nice precedent to set, wouldn’t it? But District Judge Warren Wilbert denied the defense motion, and Roeder is being tried for first degree murder. For more, see Roxana Hegeman’s related article.
And on a much lighter (but heavier) note:
Artist hopes a pierogi will rise in Northeast (Abby Simons). The on-line article contains a video interview with the artist, Jeff Lohaus, but I’m having a hard time watching it ‘cuz dude looks waaay to much like Albert Brooks and my giggling keeps distracting me from the interview.
Pierogi Project does have a serious rationale for the Proposed Pierogi sculpture…wait, wait…”Pierogi Project Pitches Proposal…I’m on to something here. Anyway, the neighborhood in which the Pierogi sculpture would be Placed is made up of People from all four corners of the globe. And they all eat Pierogis, emPanadas, momo, jiaozi (Potstickers) and Hot Pockets. We all eat cooked Pockets of dough! Heck, everyone can get behind that. As Lohaus says “[This] seems like a Piece that will touch a lot of People”.
And if you too believe in the unifying Power of Pierogi, you can Pitch in for the Pierogi Project (Did I mention that it has a $100,000 Price tag?), by visiting Jeff Lohaus’s website to Purchase a Pewter or bronze miniature ($250) of the Proposed Pierogi.