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    THE GARDEN OF Dreaming

    We are talking about dreams. We are sitting on the back patio in Popie Mohring's garden, between an ocean of gray stones and a river of blue, with a two-foot high Mount Olympus at our feet and a caragana tree casting its shadow over the c...

    by Josie Rawson on August 21, 1996
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    ART AND MARTINIS

    I WAS CAUGHT a little off guard when curator Dick Brewer walked up to me in his "Insufficient Dada" shirt and offered to buy me a drink. That never happens when I review gallery shows, but here it made sense: Brewer's show hangs spitting ...

    by City Pages Staff on August 21, 1996
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    Bomb Tracers

    ON AUGUST 24, 1970, Richard Livesay was working as a chemist for 3M when a bomb gutted a physics building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was during the height of the Vietnam War, and the blast killed one student and injured tw...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on August 21, 1996
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    Sued for Sex

    YOU CAN'T BE too careful, or so goes the dating scene credo these days. And so after one 23-year-old Minneapolis woman--we'll call her Ann--met a friend of a friend--we'll call him John--at a local bar last fall and they started dating, s...

    by Josie Rawson on August 21, 1996
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    Mystery Rock

    "I HAVE A large hunk of something that I know fell out of the sky a long time ago. I have had it for years. I have asked a lot of people, but no one can tell me how to get in contact with someone who knows about that stuff. I think you ca...

    by Monika Bauerlein on August 21, 1996
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    LOST MINNIE-APPLE CORE FOUND!

    New York is famous for its glamorous districts: Financial, Fashion, Diamond. According to popular wisdom, downtown Minneapolis boasts only the Warehouse District (at least, until they finish tearing it down) but like our sister city in...

    by City Pages Staff on August 21, 1996
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    THE LAST WORKING STIFF - Twins manager Tom Kelly believes in the simple things: a hard day's work and a steady hand at the wheel.

    Before the first game of the 1991 baseball season, the Minnesota Twins clustered in the locker room for a last minute review of the scouting reports on the day's opponent, the Detroit Tigers. Having spent a good portion of his long career...

    by Britt Robson on August 14, 1996
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    Pesticides, Politics, and Acceptable Death

    In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every hundred and one of four Americans die from it. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on August 14, 1996
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    Welfare as We've Never Known It - Calculating the real impact of the welfare bill for Minnesota.

    The people in the small, stuffy hearing room at the state capitol were scratching their heads. It was four days after President Clinton had announced he would sign Congress's welfare reform bill: Supporters called it an act of tough love,...

    by Monika Bauerlein on August 14, 1996
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    Missing in Action

    BACK IN 1984, Riley Harrison got tired of worrying about the well-being of a family heirloom and began to explore storage options. The artifact was an 18th century Chinese porcelain punch bowl that had been in his family for over 150 year...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on August 14, 1996
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    REMOVING THE LATEST WRINKLE

    A recent Friday found us inching toward the quarter-panel of a tan Ford LTD which was after our parking spot in the Highland Park Snyder's Drugstore lot. Realizing that the aggressive blue rinse behind the LTD's wheel might very well ...

    by City Pages Staff on August 14, 1996
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    Razing Minneapolis - The city embarks on a program of destroying low-income inner-city housing to save itself.

    One afternoon a couple of months ago, a line of cars pulled up in front of the house at 3244 Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis. A patch of day lilies was just about to bloom in front of the two-story, whitewashed stucco, built in 1901. In all, abou...

    by Josie Rawson on August 7, 1996
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    CULTURE TO GO

    PRINTED MATTER Jessica Abel Artbabe self published comic In many mediums, you'll find women artists digging themselves into their own pigeonholes, stridently declaring their super-strengths over men while simultaneously licking the...

    by City Pages Staff on August 7, 1996
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    DON'T CRY FOR HER

    A RECENT VETERAN (or is that victim?) of Four Rooms, Madonna continues to have movie problems. But luckily for her, the $60-million Evita, her hoped-for comeback due out this December, is being hyped by a "special 10 minute presentation" ...

    by Rob Nelson on August 7, 1996
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    The Age of Dread

    I WAS TALKING with a friend one day last week when he happened to drop this factoid into the conversation: You realize, he said, that panic and anxiety disorders are now the number one psychological complaint in America. Well, no, I didn't, and I'm g...

    by Steve Perry on August 7, 1996
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    Butts R Us: Tobacco, Clinton, Gore, and the Doles

    Day after day, Bob Dole writhes as Democratic tricksters dressed up as "Buttman" taunt him at rallies for his fealty to the tobacco cartel. If every politician in America with ties to big tobacco were to be heckled by "Buttman," as Bob D...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on August 7, 1996
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    The Wrath of Kahnby

    WHEN THE DFL Feminist Caucus endorsed a young male challenger over 12-term incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn, political observers in Minnesota wondered if perhaps the move signaled the beginning of the end for the old-school feminist legislator...

    by F.J. Gallagher on August 7, 1996
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    Fighting Words

    BEFORE HE WAS indicted for allegedly conspiring to steal nearly $1 million from the Leech Lake Band of Chippewas, former state Senator Harold "Skip" Finn sponsored a bill that proposed to eliminate the word "squaw" from any geographical f...

    by Mary Ellen Egan on August 7, 1996
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    BENIGN SPIRITUAL GROWTH

    When Zeus, old father of the Olympians, wanted to express his anger at a mortal, he tossed a thunderbolt to earth. So when lightning struck the dome of the Lake Harriet Community Church, the good parishioners paid attention. In the ...

    by City Pages Staff on August 7, 1996
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    Harold S. Kahm - the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"

    ...has authored 28 published books, and, if he lives long enough, may finish his 29th, a work tentatively titled My First 90 Years: an Unauthorized Autobiography. Kahm celebrated his 90th birthday in March with a few dozen friends at a Greek restaura...

    by Michael Tortorello on July 31, 1996
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