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5/3: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

U.S. regulators have approved a test that reportedly can predict who are at high risk for a return of cancer after surgical removal of the prostate gland.

Graffiti spotted in Iraq is highlighting increased gang activity in the Army in the U.S. and overseas.

Sister Judith Zoebelein, the nun who launched the Vatican's Web site, is at work on a MySpace for Catholics.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Heart of the City Half Marathon and the Twin Cities Marathon are both on the schedule. Can DK achieve the goal of running in the Boston Marathon? Follow the progress at 7 Minute Miles.

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TIME WASTERS

Help Dan win this bet.

Jedi Breakfast

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"He has very soft hands, which was surprising. He must wear gloves when he is clearing brush."

-- Stephen Colbert, on meeting President Bush at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, during the Monday broadcast of The Colbert Report

"Contraception generally doesn't cause sex, any more than umbrellas cause rain."

-- New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, hypothesizing that the Bush Administration's anti-contraception stance is actually increasing the number of abortions in America