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    Tate--Tte - As the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off its annual Viennese Sommerfest concert series this month, Jeffrey Tate takes up the baton. But both dischord and harmony have passed over the celebrated conductor's road to the podium. Last fall, Tate talked with Q

    On a mid-November evening, world-renowned conductor Jeffrey Tate stands in the center of a small classroom, listening to the chaotic polyphony of chattering kids and chirping computers. It's the computer lab of the PACER Center, a Minneapolis-based...

    by Michael Kiesow Moore on July 1, 1998
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    Sky Captains - Forget the adventure and romance, say two gay pilots. Flying is often just a job

    If indeed every stereotype contains some grain of truth, then First Officer Janice Anderson is living proof that airline pilots are tall, dark, and handsome. A 10-year veteran of American Airlines, Anderson is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, strikingly dark...

    by Cynthia Scott on July 1, 1998
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    July Snippets from Out and About

    Where's the afterglow? Queers of all shapes and sizes turned out to see national "sexpert" Carol Queen along with some local folk doing what was billed as sex-positive performance art one eve last month at the Playwright's Center. We were warned at...

    by Q Monthly Staff on July 1, 1998
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    That's Miss Sinatra

    Sure, everyone is mourning the passing of Frank, but we queers were always more attached to Nancy. With that pile of poofy blond hair and those gleaming white go-go boots, she's always provided plenty of inspirational material, at least for the dra...

    by Lisa Needham on July 1, 1998
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    Revved Up Down Under

    "Two things happened to Rosemary early that summer: She won $30,000 playing keno at the Hakoah Club and she fell in love with a woman much younger than herself. Thus, laden with luck, she entered her 51st year." So begins Helen Hodgman's enormously...

    by Thomas Fagan on July 1, 1998
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    High Hopes

    After a film has won the screenwriting award at Sundance, a spot during the director's fortnight at Cannes, and a spread in The Advocate, it has some high expectations to live up to. High Art now faces such a predicament. In addition, some queer...

    by Lucas Hilderbrand on July 1, 1998
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    Name Game.com

    When publishing a website, it's helpful to have a snappy and easily remembered domain name (the rights to cybermoniker www.business.com, for example, reportedly fetched a sum of $150,000 last year). And in the fast-growing world of the Internet, it...

    by Graham Coppin on July 1, 1998
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    The Other Epidemic - HIV can be deadly. But other STDs also impact the health of Minnesota's GLBT community

    Dr. Tim Schacker had a double dose of bad news to deliver. The 30-something gay man sitting in his office was part of a study on new HIV infections, and Schacker, then a researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle, had to tell him that he...

    by Joel Hoekstra on July 1, 1998
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    Hi-Dee-Ho NYC - Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple

    The Sanka in her Styrofoam cup sloshes side to side as her zirconia-studded hand quivers. A chatterbox when she's nervous, Miss Richfield 1981 confesses that she is "on pins and needles" as she awaits her turn on stage at the New York comedy club C...

    by Karl Reichert on July 1, 1998
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    Just Short of Murder - A jury finds that a gay man's killer may have taken "reasonable" action

    His voice is calm, detached. "I cut him," James Aron Barber tells the dispatcher. "I woke up and he was trying to give me a blow job." "Is he dead?" the dispatcher asks. "I think so." Barber's low voice--each word caught on a 911 call center ...

    by Kevin Featherly on July 1, 1998
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    AIDS Ride set to roll, but expenses increased last year, organizers say

    On the eve of the third-annual Twin Cities to Wisconsin to Chicago AIDS Ride, organizers have released expense estimates indicating that nearly 70 percent of the $1.9 million raised during the 1997 Ride went to operating costs. The remaining 30 per...

    by Melodie Bahan on July 1, 1998
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    Minister creates traveling GLBT ministry in central Minnesota

    Hoping to reach out to rural Minnesota GLBT people who are interested in GLBT-identified worship, a St. Joseph Episcopalian minister is taking her show--and congregation--on the road. Rev. Patricia Gillespie, who lives in St. Joseph, is establishin...

    by Sara Hurley on July 1, 1998
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    Planting poetry

    The first of several temporary installations designed as AIDS memorials was set up in Loring Park last month. Mollie O'Connor (above) designed the Loring Park Gathering Circle, using colorful fabric swatches to wrap trees with lines of poetry from ...

    by Melinda A. Prescher on July 1, 1998
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    On the Q 'T'

    Long before she began her current job as a Twin Cities social worker, MJ Gilbert lived a life as a boy. For years, however, the boy was the target of ridicule. "Femme" was the label hurled at him by girls and boys alike. Finally, at age 10, the b...

    by Joel Hoekstra on July 1, 1998
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    Peter Swanson

    Name: Peter Swanson Age: 35 Profession: Filmmaker. After fleeing southern Illinois, flirting with unemployment in St. Louis, and spending four years working at a Catholic Charities group home in Minneapolis, Swanson now devotes himself full-tim...

    by Michael Dahl on July 1, 1998
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    Riding High

    "Life starts after 45," Linda Rhuby says. That's how old she was when she made her cowgirl debut as a member of a wild drag-race team at a North Star Gay Rodeo Association event. "I felt I was too old to do it because I was 45. But then I thought, ...

    by Lucas Hilderbrand on July 1, 1998
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    Making the Rounds

    Don't let anyone say that St. Paul isn't spinning. Take a twirl atop the Radisson Hotel's Carousel Restaurant (11 E. Kellogg Blvd., 292-0408), our capital city's only roof-top dining hot spot and the metropolitan area's premier revolving cafe. Th...

    by David Anger on July 1, 1998
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    Slugging It Out

    Daryl Hodges could've walked right out of a Tide commercial. By the second game of the day, he was wearing half the infield on his blue jersey. By the third, the sweat had run all the way down his socks into his cleats and his foot ached where he'd...

    by Robyn Dochterman on July 1, 1998
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    Family Favorites 1998

    Minnesota Parent, as an advocacy publication, must reveal many "secrets" that aren't always uplifting: why spanking is bad, the extent of chemical contamination in food, news on serious pregnancy complications, how to handle sickness and death . . . ...

    by MP Staff on July 1, 1998
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    Best Plants for Little Gardeners

    THIS WINTER, MY daughter, Nora, took a nasturtium seed from a year-old packet, planted it in a clay pot, placed it in the window, and forgot about it on a regular basis. When I discovered it bone-dry, I watered it, but warned her that she should no...

    by Sharon Parker on July 1, 1998
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