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1997 Stories by Amanda Ferguson

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  • Christmas in the Big House

    published December 24, 1997

    Holidays behind bars hold forth the same stresses as on the outside. Except, of course, for the year the inmates made moonshine. More >>

  • And a Merry Ramadan To You. Too!

    published December 17, 1997

    CAPSTONE PRESS, A publisher of nonfiction books for children based in Mankato, fits well in the Land of 10,000 Good... More >>

  • John Tirman: Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade

    published December 10, 1997

    John Tirman Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade Free Press MOST... More >>

  • BOOKS: X20

    published December 3, 1997

    Richard Beard X20 Arcade Publishing There's a certain thrill that comes with... More >>

  • Accounting Day for the Taxman

    published December 3, 1997

    Tax officials have known local businesses were overpaying their taxes but didn't say anything about it. They say it's too late for refunds; the... More >>

  • Holy Buckets

    published November 19, 1997

    The Tempest University Theatre Alchemy of Desire/ Dead Man's... More >>

  • And I'll Huff and I'll Puff

    published November 19, 1997

    During the early hours of January 9, a sleepy cab driver drove up and down Cedar Avenue with Apple Valley police... More >>

  • Puppet Regime

    published November 12, 1997

    Puppets causing protest: A controversy develops at Roy Wilkins Auditorium during performances by the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. More >>

  • Carol Shields: Larry's Party

    published October 29, 1997

    Carol Shields Larry's Party Viking PULITZER PRIZE-WINNER Carol Shields stomps over... More >>

  • Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha

    published October 29, 1997

    Arthur Golden Memoirs of a Geisha Knopf FIRST OFF, THESE are not the memoirs of a... More >>

  • School of Hard Knocks

    published October 15, 1997

    Robert Allen left the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis with a diploma in his hand certifying the successful... More >>

  • Send in the Clown

    published October 8, 1997

    Writer-director Sara Moore wants Homo Heights to make 'em laugh. More >>

  • BOOKS: Daddy's Girl

    published October 1, 1997

    Valerie Walkerdine Daddy's Girl Harvard University Press With the tabloid murder of... More >>

  • Robert Schultz: The Madhouse Nudes

    published September 10, 1997

    Robert Schultz The Madhouse Nudes Simon & Schuster AT THE BEGINNING of Robert... More >>

  • VIDEO: Bleak Moments

    published September 3, 1997

    Bleak MomentsWater Bearer Films In conceiving this 1971 drama, director Mike Leigh had to... More >>

  • Sorbo the Greek

    published August 27, 1997

    Mound, Minnesota-- KEVIN SORBO, STAR of TV's Hercules, is here in his hometown of... More >>

  • Truth About Cats and Dogs

    published August 27, 1997

    IN A NARROW vote, the St. Paul City Council last week ended three years of debate over the sale of animals from the city pound... More >>

  • Weather Boy Blues

    published August 20, 1997

    FOR REGULAR READERS of the Star Tribune's weather column, the upset of columnist Ken Barlow by Paul Douglas was a veritable... More >>

  • FAME!

    published August 6, 1997

    SO MUCH FOR nervous energy and blushing school kids. At the preliminary tryout for The 25th Annual Minnesota State Fair... More >>

  • Warden Jones

    published August 6, 1997

    "I'M 47 YEARS old and I've been in prison for 30 years. I've smoked for 37 years. I don't want to quit smoking. They can put... More >>

  • BOOKS: Richard Grossman

    published August 6, 1997

    Richard Grossman The Book of Lazarus FC2 & Illinois State University I n a... More >>

  • The Dowries of Hennepin County

    published July 30, 1997

    JULY IS ONE of the busiest months for processing marriage licenses at the Hennepin County Government Service Center. It's... More >>

  • T&A Fray

    published July 30, 1997

    ON ITS LIST of "Forty Ways to Spend the Day in Minneapolis," the city's sugary, brand-new, long-range growth plan, the... More >>

  • Model Planet

    published July 16, 1997

    IT WAS DIFFICULT to tell the age of many in the audience who sat languidly with detached expressions along the runway set up... More >>

  • Dicking Around

    published July 16, 1997

    THE DICK FAMILY shoplifting trial was a designer case from top to bottom. Without the high-profile attorneys defending the... More >>

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