Headlee’s Headlines

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 08:09 AM

Headlee's Headlines (Marco Antonio)

Every morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers in a quest for ideas and we're sharing her findings. Here's her list for today:

Five States File Suit in Over Asian Carp (Chicago Sun-Times)
From the article:

Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania said in their complaint the situation had become more dire since a live bighead carp was found last month in a Chicago area waterway only six miles from Lake Michigan -- well past an electric barrier designed to block the voracious fish's path.

Phoenix Residents Weigh in on Police Conduct (Arizona Republic)
Detroit police are under federal oversight, and Phoenix police are having trouble. What's the problem with urban police departments? Do we need a new strategy, similar to the transformation people have called for in education?

LA Wants to Outsource Fire Department (Los Angeles Times)
...at least the medical services part.

Scholars Focus on American Art Collectors
In the past, rich people who bought art were studied for their aesthetic taste and connoisseurship. That's changing! From the article:

Thanks to expanding views of art history, a fresh crop of scholars intrigued with the socioeconomic context of collecting and the provenance of art objects are giving American collectors a new level of scrutiny and respect.

They call it an idea whose time has finally come.

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