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    Off Beat

    Little Giant, Big Test FOR AFICIONADOS OF the sweet science, one of the chronic disappointments of the past decade has been the refusal of big-name fighters to take on credible opponents. No one, however, can pin that rap on St. Paul's Will Grigsby...

    by City Pages Staff on July 7, 1999
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    Family Favorites Editors' Picks

    Family Favorites 1999 Editors' Picks Quality time is both misunderstood and overrated. Any time we spend with our children has, by definition, some sort of quality attached to it. It just may not be the qualities for which we hope to be remembe...

    by MP Staff on July 1, 1999
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    Family Favorites Readers' Picks

    Restaurant Family Friendly T.G.I. Friday's multiple locations "Every day is Friday." Cheap Eats McDonald's multiple locations "Kids love McDonald's! Kids rate McDonald's 'Most Favorite' year after year." Best Pizza ...

    by MP Staff on July 1, 1999
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    The Ties that Bind - American families talk about their rituals and the meaning they bring to their lives

    From birthday parties to annual mother-daughter fishing trips...from pancakes every Saturday morning to conscientiously keeping the Sabbath, the observance of selected rituals provides perhaps the most potent glue in a family's shared existence. Ac...

    by Katie Allison Granju on July 1, 1999
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    Good Cheap Fun for Your Family - Have you played a board game lately?

    Do you remember the thrill of winning the family Monopoly game? Or the sweet victory of beating a sibling at Parcheesi? Has your family dusted off Scrabble or Life recently? Although board games are under assault from home computers, video games, a...

    by Jennifer Nelson on July 1, 1999
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    Get the Hammock Ready - Classic summer reading comes to life in your own back yard

    Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace The Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace are a graceful, whimsical series about best friends Betsy, Tacy, and Tib growing up in turn-of-the-century Deep Valley, Minnesota. Lovelace strikes the harmony and ...

    by Ann Rosenquist Fee on July 1, 1999
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    The Art of Family

    Parenting on the Fly by Tracy Jones One mile from preschool, my daughter Dylan suddenly remembers the detergent box, specifically one with a hinged lid--the one she has to have or be the only child in the three-year-old room not making a Mother...

    by MP Staff on July 1, 1999
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    Chaz, "The Unity Guy"

    Chaz, "The Unity Guy" Everybody's Gotta Love Somebody Primitive Entertainment Once upon a time, there was a clothing designer with a lot of good intentions. He believed in racial harmony and cultural diversity, so he made all his clothing bla...

    by Scott Russell on July 1, 1999
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    21st Century Kids

    21st Century Kids 21st Century Kids Daniel J. Behr Productions From Northfield comes another project that is, in some ways, stronger than Chaz's--and which, in other ways, does cross the line into offensiveness. Of course, no one would take...

    by Scott Robinson on July 1, 1999
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    I'm So Glad We've Had This Time Together

    When I was a little girl growing up in Duluth in the Seventies, my mom used to watch The Carol Burnett Show on prime-time TV every week. I just adored Carol Burnett, and so did my older sister, who named her baby doll Carol, and managed to con me i...

    by Jeannine Ouellette Howitz on July 1, 1999
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    Higher Powers

    WHEN J.F. POWERS made his quiet exit from the world on June 12, he apparently left no mysteries behind. Though the 81-year-old novelist was working until the end, there were no fragmentary manuscripts or unfinished memoirs discovered among his pers...

    by Peter Ritter on June 30, 1999
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    Scroll Before You Troll - Read all about it: Johns post prostitute ratings online

    Once upon a time, practitioners of the planet's oldest profession could give their clients the most perfunctory sexual performances with very little chance of being held accountable. But the Internet may soon change that. There are now several lock...

    by William Mersey on June 30, 1999
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    By Hooker by Crook

    IF, WHILE WEB surfing, you were to stumble upon the St. Paul Police Department's "Wanted!" site (www.stpaul.gov/police/wanted.html), you could be forgiven for mistaking it for an America's Most Wanted-type list of dangerous fugitives. What you see ...

    by Jeremy Swanson on June 30, 1999
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    Off Beat

    Next Week: Tupperware Parties! AFTER THE SKINVISIBLE thing with Randall Cunningham fell through a few weeks back, Off Beat vowed not to stray too far from our area of expertise when seeking to supplement our income. And wouldn't you know, a new p...

    by City Pages Staff on June 30, 1999
  • Bugs Without Borders - For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop

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    Bugs Without Borders - For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop

    If you have a bug story to tell Art Mason, he'd appreciate it if you'd bring the carcass. Recently, he says, his neighbor told him about seeing a tarantula on her rear-view mirror a day after a grocery run: "It probably had gotten in on bananas in ...

    by Katy Reckdahl on June 30, 1999
  • Team Dream - What's this "women's game" business, anyway?

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    Team Dream - What's this "women's game" business, anyway?

    Since the Lynx basketball season began three weeks back, I've had quite a few conversations with men about the women's professional league. (In fact, my boy buddies have been way more interested in the topic than my female pals: It'll take more tha...

    by Terri Sutton on June 30, 1999
  • Love Stings - Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.

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    Love Stings - Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.

    She leans against the wall, her rear end sticking up a bit, wiry hairs vibrating on her body. She's waiting for something warm to happen by. If she were to place a personals ad, it might go something like this: YOUR HOT BREATH DRAWS ME NEAR....

    by Katy Reckdahl on June 30, 1999
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    Gentlemen Prefer Menopause

    "MENOPAUSE IS ALL of your characteristics blown up a million times," warns Peggy Shaw one recent Saturday morning, her Boston-accented voice ringing over the phone lines with the sonority of experience. "So when you finally hit it, hopefully you ha...

    by Caroline Palmer on June 23, 1999
  • The People Formerly Known as Fans - Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist

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    The People Formerly Known as Fans - Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist

    In 1994, a year after Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, David Magdziarz was sent a disk containing the symbol font along with instructions that stated the symbol "is now the Artist's legal name and should be used whenever referr...

    by Andrew Carter on June 23, 1999
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    Off Beat

    Protecting the Earth--in Myriad Ways THE INDEFATIGABLE LESLIE Davis--perennial political candidate and founder of the one-man environmental crusade known as Earth Protector Inc.--fired his aide Joe Arons last week. The grounds for dismissal? Aron...

    by City Pages Staff on June 23, 1999
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