11/10 Morning Must Reads: Senate recount, young and religious, drunk football idiots
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
No respect for military service in the workplace You've seen all those commercials for the military pumping up people to enlist because they will get an amazing job and everyone will be begging for them when they are done with their service. Think again. In a bad economy, they are even struggling to find a job. And Vietnam veterans get no extra boost for their service.
Recount means longer jobs for campaigners The good side of a recount? Campaign workers have their jobs extended in a tough economy. Instead of campaigning, the candidate's teams are restructuring their work for the upcoming recount. The downside? Many had vacations planned and were looking forward to a much-needed break after an exhausting and dirty campaign season.
Young people are terrified for churches A new survey, conducted by the Minneapolis-based Search Institute, finds that 55 percent of young people ages 12 to 25 say they are more spiritual than a year ago, but one-third don't trust organized religion. The survey is thought to be the first of its kind in the world.
Family's stabbing leads to father as suspect Two children, with stab and slash wounds, ran to a neighbors house after being attacked in their Dodge Center home. Their mother was already dead in the home. The Star Tribune paints a horrifying picture of the scene at the neighbor's house: "When Castellanos asked them what had happened, the girls cried, 'My dad! My dad!' 'Why?' Castellanos asked. 'I don't know! I don't know!' Castellanos said they answered."
Vikings and Packers fans are drunks:
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