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  • Flying High Now

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    Flying High Now

    "I PREFER NOT to use the term 'modern dance' in talking about my work. People hear the word 'modern' and they give you a suspicious look." So explains young choreographer Mathew Janczewski, the object of much buzz on the local dance scene. Modern d...

    by Jelena Petrovic on May 14, 1997
  • The Retail Revolution

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    The Retail Revolution

    "THIS IS WHAT happens when you have creative people whose minds have too much free time. It's a recipe for trouble." So says the underemployed, overeducated John Troyer, a former theater/poli-sci major at the U who recently lost his backstage job a...

    by Kate Sullivan on May 14, 1997
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    Slicing the Forest

    IT'S QUIET UNDER the trees. Barely 100 yards from the road, you hear little but the wind and an odd chirping that could be a frog. Maple branches are red with buds; sunlight filters through, feeding spring's ephemeral wildflowers. They'll disappear...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 14, 1997
  • Money for Nothing

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    Money for Nothing

    FIVE MONTHS AFTER a state survey found widespread housing discrimination in two Minneapolis neighborhoods, the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights has brought charges against just one of the 40 landlords the study concluded discriminated against...

    by Todd Renschler on May 14, 1997
  • Widow's Lament - In 1956, Anna Elisabeth Colsch married a GI from the Frankfurt Army base and followed him to Minneapolis. He died in a car crash a few years later. Or so she was told.

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    Widow's Lament - In 1956, Anna Elisabeth Colsch married a GI from the Frankfurt Army base and followed him to Minneapolis. He died in a car crash a few years later. Or so she was told.

    The story, no matter where you start, gets better. So: 1954, an early summer evening in Frankfurt, Germany. The war was over, though not so long ago as to feel like history yet. People were out on the streets, strolling in the park, mixing with the...

    by Josie Rawson on May 14, 1997
  • Historic Misstep

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    Historic Misstep

    IT'S BEEN ABOUT a month since instructors cleaned out their offices in the old Music Education building on the U of M's Minneapolis campus. They were evicted as part of a university plan to mothball the building--one of the U's oldest--along with 1...

    by Joseph Hart on May 14, 1997
  • Toxic Shack Syndrome

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    Toxic Shack Syndrome

    SOLEENA TOR, HER parents, and her six siblings share a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Minneapolis's Phillips neighborhood. The apartment building is home to four other families like the Tors, Cambodian immigrants who subsist on meager income...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on May 14, 1997
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    Back to Business - The state's former ranking environmental protection officer goes to work for big industry.

    MINNESOTA POLLUTION Control Agency staffers have noticed a familiar face around the Capitol lately--their former boss, Charles Williams. Williams resigned last summer after a five-year tenure as commissioner of the agency. His new job as VP for int...

    by City Pages Staff on May 14, 1997
  • The End of Fusion

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    The End of Fusion

    AMERICAN DEMOCRACY WAS dealt a major blow by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, yet the mass media scarcely noticed. In a 6-3 vote, the Court upheld the constitutionality of Minnesota's ban on "fusion," which permits candidates to be cross-endorse...

    by Doug Ireland on May 14, 1997
  • Sounds of Strife

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    Sounds of Strife

    IN 1995, WHEN Fred Krohn's nonprofit Historic Theatre Group (HTG) convinced the Minneapolis Community Development Agency to cough up $356,200 for a high-tech sound system at the MCDA's State Theatre, he pitched the idea as a money generator. "The...

    by Joseph Hart on May 7, 1997
  • Slotsa Luck

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    Slotsa Luck

    EVER SINCE TWINS owner Carl Pohlad and his promo machine tossed out the first pitch for a new stadium, lawmakers have been scrambling to pay for it without ticking off too many voters. They've floated a tax-on-concessions scheme. No go. They've flo...

    by Josie Rawson on May 7, 1997
  • Shanty Town - Welfare reform spurs Twin Cities to compete for the area's least-impoverished tenants.

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    Shanty Town - Welfare reform spurs Twin Cities to compete for the area's least-impoverished tenants.

    NO ONE'S ANXIOUS to house the poorest of the poor these days-- including public housing authorities. Last year, Congress told the agencies they no longer have to give preference to applicants who are homeless or pay more than 50 percent of their in...

    by City Pages Staff on May 7, 1997
  • ON THE COVER: The Twin Cities' Rarest Bird, pop-music priestess Shawn Stewart

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    ON THE COVER: The Twin Cities' Rarest Bird, pop-music priestess Shawn Stewart

    ON THE COVER: The Twin Cities' Rarest Bird, pop-music priestess Shawn Stewart As afternoon DJ on the now-defunct REV 105, as well as host of its Sunday evening new age-meets-future-rock specialty show Moonlight Meditations (the station's single hig...

    by City Pages Staff on May 7, 1997
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    Into the Rapture, Part Two

    FROM THE START, I so needed to feel this thing called "rapture" that I misused it. I kept going back, a bliss addict, to the song or the band that at least for an instant had opened some door within me. I was nine, the first summer I had a transist...

    by Terri Sutton on April 30, 1997
  • Brainy Love

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    Brainy Love

    SITTING AROUND MY dark apartment, waiting for winter to end, drumming my fingers on the table: drum, drum, drum. Suddenly the phone. Hot tip: Robert Boswell's new book is here. My favorite writer. Read his third novel, Mystery Ride, four times. J...

    by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on April 30, 1997
  • The China Syndrome

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    The China Syndrome

    AT A PRESS conference last week, Bill Clinton continued to insist that there is "no evidence" of Chinese government attempts to influence U.S. elections--even as the scandal reached into the Republican Party. Sen. Fred Thompson's campaign finance i...

    by Doug Ireland on April 30, 1997
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    Facts of Life

    CALL IT THE headline that no one wanted to read: "Number of teen pregnancies double in Hibbing," the front page of the Daily Tribune warned last month. The article blamed the statistic on the 1995 closing of the local Planned Parenthood. Located ac...

    by Margaret Delehanty on April 30, 1997
  • Trouble in TV Land

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    Trouble in TV Land

    WHEN CORALIE WILSON received the fax announcing the $11.6 billion merger between US West and Continental Cablevision, the nation's third-largest cable provider, she could barely contain her anger. Wilson, executive director of a 10-city cable commi...

    by Todd Renschler on April 30, 1997
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    Children Last - A Minnesota native's case lays waste to U.S. cant about the drug war and child protection.

    YEARS FROM NOW, when people are moved to wonder how Americans sold so many basic liberties down the river so cheaply, they will find that the lion's share of it was done in the name of protecting children and prosecuting the war on drugs. Every day...

    by Steve Perry on April 30, 1997
  • Living Clean - The Minnesota AIDS Project tries to shoot a clean-syringes provision through the Legislature.

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    Living Clean - The Minnesota AIDS Project tries to shoot a clean-syringes provision through the Legislature.

    "I've been thinking about this for a couple of days," she says, her dilated pupils floating without focus; a half-bottle of Contac cold medicine slurring her speech; a late-day trip to the methadone clinic stilling the smoke-filled air with pregnan...

    by David Schimke on April 30, 1997
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