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  • The Numbers Game - The Vikes' scoring machine sure does look unstoppable. But can the defense get it done come January?

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    The Numbers Game - The Vikes' scoring machine sure does look unstoppable. But can the defense get it done come January?

    In this, the Minnesota Vikings' most promising season of the past two decades, the numbers have often been used to tell the story. All fall the local sports pages have been awash with statistics that presage Super Bowl glory. Hardly a week passes w...

    by Mike Mosedale on December 9, 1998
  • Killing Softly - Sharp-nosed dogs, stealthy birds, and the sweet secret of dawn: A neophyte gets a taste of the hunt

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    Killing Softly - Sharp-nosed dogs, stealthy birds, and the sweet secret of dawn: A neophyte gets a taste of the hunt

    Al Schroeter and I are bumping down the Echo Trail out of Ely in his battered pickup, catching the day's first gold as we top the hills, falling into gray shadow on the swampy bottoms. My hands gingerly cradle a scalding tin cup of coffee. I've swor...

    by Terri Sutton on December 9, 1998
  • Steal this Ad - The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised

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    Steal this Ad - The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised

    There he goes again, stalking belligerently around the screen, caged by his own anger and by a world too boring, too conformist, too routine for a guy like him. Shake things up! he demands, his motormouth charisma running a megabyte a minute. Don't...

    by Jesse Berrett on December 2, 1998
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    Grit 'n' Polish

    CROSS THE POND anticipating stately country homes and plummy accents, and what do you find? Geeky TV comics, canned spaghetti served on toast, and the McTriple with Cheese ("only 1.39!"). In this year's overdose of parallel commercialism, a.k.a. T...

    by Phil Anderson on December 2, 1998
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    Logan's Run

    "A LOT OF thrillers these days are written by people who've never been shot at," muses 56-year-old novelist Chuck Logan. "They write them for people who've never been shot at. They're romances, love stories about male mastery." Taking time out fr...

    by Peter Ritter on December 2, 1998
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    Off Beat

    Smoke Gets in Your Byline Considering the price of a pack of Marlboros these days, Off Beat--a cheapskate during the best of times--couldn't justify investing in a copy of Smoked: The Inside Story of the Minnesota Tobacco Trial. Then last week th...

    by City Pages Staff on December 2, 1998
  • Shot in the Dark - Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side

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    Shot in the Dark - Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side

    It's midnight on a Monday in mid-November: cloudy and crisp, but no snow. WCCO-TV overnight photographer Tony Knoss steers his unmarked white minivan out of downtown Minneapolis to check on a tip about eastbound 394 being shut down--suggesting, per...

    by Burl Gilyard on December 2, 1998
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    The National Agenda - These four Minnesota women are shaping the way the GLBT movement thinks about politics, AIDS, and grassroots organizing. Can they change a nation?

    We elect our president. We elect our senators. We elect congressional representatives. But when it comes to the national GLBT movement, it's less clear who's leading the charge. Activists from New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco ha...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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    Cathy Fejes

    Name: Cathy Fejes (pronounced FEE-jus.) The word fejes is Hungarian for "head of lettuce." Age: 40 Profession: General manager of Borders Books in Uptown. Her degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse primed her for dealing ...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Trans teacher returns to Blaine classroom

    Music teacher Alyssa Williams returned to her job at Roosevelt High School in Blaine last month. Williams, a transgender woman, was put on paid administrative leave nearly three months ago when a parent raised questions about the teacher's gender. ...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Openly gay candidates win, lose elections

    Incumbent state Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Minneapolis) trounced her opponent, Republican Greg Dolce, in the Nov. 3 elections, winning 80 percent of the vote. Clark, who is openly lesbian and has served in the House for 18 years, says she's pleased with...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Patrick's Cabaret plans relocation

    A $240,000 gift from an anonymous donor has cleared the way for the relocation of Patrick's Cabaret. As early as January, the cabaret could move to the Firehouse Theater, located at 3014 Minnehaha Ave. Gay activist and performer Patrick Scully's cu...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Executive director search reopened at District 202

    The Minneapolis queer-youth center District 202 has launched a second round of interviews in its search for a new executive director. The 202 board issued a call for new resums in late October after an initial search failed to result in a hire. Th...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Orchestra improves benefits for same-sex couples

    Gay and lesbian employees of the Minnesota Orchestra will no longer have to pay higher costs than their heterosexual colleagues to purchase health benefits for same-sex partners. The orchestra's management and its musicians' union recently signed a...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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    Counselor at U files anti-gay discrimination suit

    An academic counselor at the University of Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging that he was discriminated against due to his sexual orientation. Richard Marsden, who is gay, has been an employee of the University of Minneso...

    by Lisa Needham on December 1, 1998
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    Class of Queers, Brian Zimmer, and Foxes on Fox

    Class of Queers. We didn't exactly love high school the first time around, but after a day at Homo High last month, we'd go back in a minute. Well, almost. With the Jackie Ohs as chain-smoking hall monitors and Miss Richfield teaching elocution, ho...

    by Q Monthly Staff on December 1, 1998
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    Out of Place - What makes a homo feel at home?

    Are we going to have to move?" my friend Drake kept asking--several times a week, in fact--as the November election approached. With same-sex marriage and a repeal of the state's human-rights law being debated, he feared that Minnesota's climate fo...

    by Jim Foti on December 1, 1998
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    Thing: Hawaiian Punch

    Perhaps a Pacific breeze passing over the mouth of Mauna Loa, Hawaii's largest active volcano, sucked up an invisible psychoactive vapor or two. Perhaps our intensified year-long focus on the Aloha State, as she considered amending her constitution...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Place: Snap, Buckle, and Crop

    I've lost track of the number of times I've heard some guy tell me he needs to replace his leather jacket because his was stolen the next morning by a trick," says Scott Kelley. "But I've never heard that story from a woman." Kelley, 51, salesman...

    by Michael Dahl on December 1, 1998
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    Person: Elf Esteem

    Peter Rothstein's theatrical career began amid gingerbread and fake frosting in the Grand Rapids Elementary production of Hansel and Gretel. Rothstein, then a first-grader, didn't have much of a part, but he knew he was destined for life in the lim...

    by Joel Hoekstra on December 1, 1998
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