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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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    TOFU: Shhhh...Your Kids Just Might Love It

    I'M NOT KIDDING. I'm going to tell you two great summer ways to eat tofu, and if your kids don't like it, I'll eat my words. Both recipes call for Mori-Nu brand silken tofu, in the little cardboard boxes. You should be able to find Mori-Nu at Rainb...

    by Jeannine Ouellette Howitz on July 1, 1998
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    Best Secret Way to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

    MY SON, ANDREW, is always surprised when I catch him hiding the carrot sticks he doesn't want to eat. "How did you know?" he asks every time. That's a secret we parents had better keep to ourselves, but I will divulge my sweet potato souffle recipe...

    by Mary Junge on July 1, 1998
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    Our Favorite Family Cookie Recipe

    I called my mother one fall day to find out if she still had the recipe for one of our family's favorite cookies. She easily recalled Grandma Parker's popular treats, "Everybody liked her sugar cookie recipe so much, and Grandpa used to watch them ...

    by Sharon Parker on July 1, 1998
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    Road Trip

    The air inside the van we borrowed from my father-in-law sticks to my arms and legs in spite of the ice-cold air streaming from the dash vents. Darkness leaves little to look at as we zoom along Interstate 94 toward New York City at five in the mo...

    by Jeannine Ouellette Howitz on July 1, 1998
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    Gus (Un)Lucky's

    SCARCELY 24 HOURS after City Pages ran a story about the Eternal Styles lowrider bike club ("Breaking Away," 6/24), four of the club's six bikes in display at Minneapolis's Gus Lucky's Gallery were stolen. The most elaborately decorated of the Eter...

    by Christina Schmitt on July 1, 1998
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    I'M AT THE Como Zoo gazing at a raggedy polar bear as he paces incessantly across a tiny concrete island that resembles an undecorated wedding cake. Other onlookers are standing around too, seemingly hypnotized, until a kid points with a half-sucke...

    by Steve Healey on July 1, 1998
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    Nobody's Perfect - First the lawsuits. Then the bankruptcy, the divorce, the TV expos, the attorney general's investigation. Before Dr. Harry Johnson knew it, his cosmetic-surgery empire was in ruins.

    Dr. Harry Johnson was flying down the freeway that autumn morning in 1993--his 59th birthday--headed for his lakeshore hideaway with a half-hour to go before Duluth and a truckload of deck furniture, a few bottles of wine, and two valises stuffed w...

    by Joseph Hart on July 1, 1998
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    No Runs, No Hits, No Interest - During the first half of the '98 season, Twins hitters have let down their pitchers--and their fans

    Major-league baseball asks an awful lot of its fans, which is one obvious and overlooked reason why the sport has such a difficult time attracting and commanding the attention of so much of the populace. One hundred sixty-two games, for crying out ...

    by Brad Zellar on July 1, 1998
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    Oh Say Can you See

    LAST WEEK'S DESIGN rollout for the so-far-unbranded Minnesota Wild hockey arena was a publicist's dream: Normally grizzled sportswriters waxed enthusiastic about the building's broad, lower-bowl seating, which they compared to the much-loved Univer...

    by David Brauer on July 1, 1998
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    Stepping Out

    Nearly three decades after their Stonewall Inn ancestors poured into the streets to battle baton-wielding policemen, queers in Minneapolis and St. Paul lined up along Minneapolis's Hennepin Avenue on June 28 to witness a riot of color and a celebrat...

    by Q Monthly Staff on July 1, 1998
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    Readers' Picks - Your favorite places to eat, shop, and play!

    BEST CHILDREN'S STORES Infant Toys TOYS "R" US "The Worldwide Authority on Kids, Family and Fun" Multiple locations Educational Toys THE GREAT BIG TOY BOX "We're full of the best toys for your child's future" 835-2627 Edina ...

    by MP Staff on July 1, 1998
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    Queering the Culture - Oscar Wilde on Broadway, Lesbian Opera at Lincoln Center, Sparky the Gay Dog on TV. Be Careful What You Wish For.

    In the same week Trent Lott dusted off his jackboots and compared homosexuals to kleptomaniacs, a New Yorker with an open mind could fill every evening with gay entertainment. Even as fanatics tried to suppress a gay Jesus play, one could watch Osc...

    by Richard Goldstein on June 30, 1998
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    The Last Days of Gay Disco - The current disco revival conceals its homo soul.

    For nearly two decades,disco has been high on the list of cultural unmentionables, along with Barry Manilow and the leisure suit. But ever since the relaunch of slut gear (i.e., Candies) and the huge success of VH1's "Seven Days of '70s" celebratio...

    by Peter Braunstein on June 30, 1998
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    Slam Out - Queer poetry as action art.

    Everyone in the room is sitting on the edge of a chair, their bodies as still as statues. But the room crackles with electricity. It's the final round of the national poetry slam at OutWrite '98--the queer writing conference held in Boston--and 300...

    by Letta Neely on June 30, 1998
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    Whose Faith? - The next gay march on Washington could be a boon to the Christian right.

    A million people pack onto the Capitol mall to display their dedication to faith and family. Through the loudspeakers come the insistent words of an evangelical minister, one of the chief organizers of the event: "This is our flag! This is our mili...

    by Alisa Solomon on June 30, 1998
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