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    On A Rampage

    IF YOU'RE GOING to be walking around in a Minneapolis parking ramp in the near future, you better be carrying ID, car keys, and your ticket. Otherwise, watch out for Minneapolis's finest to inquire what you're doing there, ask you to leave if you d...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 17, 1996
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    End Note

    FROM THE "YOU'D never guess" department: Former Sen. David Durenberger, who made health care a specialty during his tenure, has filed documents with the federal government showing he's now a lobbyist for big health companies. In his job with Washin...

    by City Pages Staff on April 17, 1996
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    The Tax Man Cometh

    The two cover stories this week: The Myth of Progressive Taxes by Monika Bauerlein The Tax Cheat Who Loved Me by Jennifer Vogel

    by City Pages Staff on April 10, 1996
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    The Myth of Progressive Taxes

    Every few years, there's a little flurry of headlines about millionaires who don't pay any taxes. Last year's version included stories like that of Michael Dingman, chairman of the New Hampshire-based aerospace manufacturer Abex, who gave up his U....

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 10, 1996
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    The Tax Cheat Who Loved Me - Got a former lover, friend, or boss who's cut corners on a tax return? The IRS has a little-publicized program for you...

    During the filing season, workers at local IRS offices may get as many as 25 calls a day from people turning in purported tax cheats they know. If the information turns out to be good enough, the IRS sometimes pays tattlers up to 10 percent of the ...

    by Jennifer Vogel on April 10, 1996
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    Hate Mail II - How about a real investigation this time?

    THE LETTER SCRAWLED on Minneapolis Police Department stationery that arrived at City Council member Brian Herron's office last week followed so close on the heels of Sgt. Alisa Clemons's reinstatement to the MPD that it's hard not to infer a connecti...

    by Steve Perry on April 10, 1996
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    Laying Down the Laws

    THE BEST THAT can be said of the 1996 session at Minnesota Legislature is that the whole mess may sort itself out in November. In the meantime, here is a summary of what happened to laws covered in this space over the past three months: AIDS: A l...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 10, 1996
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    Garbage In, Garbage--Still In

    FIVE YEARS AGO, residents of Hopkins's Westbrooke Townhomes, one of the largest condo developments in the state, got a rude awakening when they found out their homes had been built next to an old landfill that was leaking explosive methane gas. Sta...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 10, 1996
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    The First Lady Undone: Is Hillary a Crook?

    Some time later this year a situation unique in American history may arise: the criminal indictment of a president's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since 1994 a federal grand jury has been sitting in Little Rock, Arkansas, reviewing the Clintons' fi...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on April 10, 1996
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    Money, Tenure, and the Brave New U - Is the University of Minnesota trying to carve up the academic tenure system under cover of saving its beleaguered medical complex?

    The idea of reforming higher education to make it run more like a business--"leaner and meaner," more responsive to market forces--is a prominent theme of the '90s. It's part of the ethos of the University of Minnesota's U2000 plan. Now, as the dow...

    by F.J. Gallagher on April 10, 1996
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    Dead Meat: Why Mad Cows Are the Least of It

    There's a sour irony to the fact that it's taken the extremely rare mad cow disease, which has thus far killed a very small number of people in England, to raise the alarm about the consequences of intensive meat and milk production. Over the past 1...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on April 3, 1996
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    Cracking Down - Rising repression means escalating tensions at Oak Park Heights, the state's only maximum-security prison.

    At 7:00 on the morning of March 4, the 104 inmates of complexes two and three at Oak Park Heights maximum-security prison rolled out of their cement bunks and headed toward the naked walls and polished floors of their respective dining areas. At 7:...

    by Jennifer Vogel on April 3, 1996
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    Culture To Go

    BOOKS Will Self Grey Area Viking Self (self) v.t., v.i.--to self-pollinate or produce young from one's own gamete pool. Humans can't do this; the mere attempt conjures images of frosty test-tubes in Deutschlander labs, or cousins as lovers ...

    by City Pages Staff on April 3, 1996
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    The Young Master

    WONG KAR-WAI is coolness incarnate: A global film-fest celeb who digs Martin Scorsese and MTV and supposedly never appears in public without his shades, the writer-producer-director of Chungking Express proves his hipness even further by calling us...

    by Rob Nelson on April 3, 1996
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    Outside the Norm

    IT'S NOT PRIMARY COLORS, but a letter on "Governor Wannabe" stationery that made the rounds in St. Paul Monday has generated about as much gossip and guesswork locally as the mystery novel has in Washington. The piece--complete with mayoral letterh...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 3, 1996
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    Clemons Back on the Job

    LAST WEEK TAXPAYERS received their first bill for the MPD's apparent scapegoating of Sgt. Alisa Clemons: An arbitrator ruled that Clemons was unfairly discharged last fall for allegedly writing racist hate mail to her fellow black officers, and sho...

    by Britt Robson on April 3, 1996
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    Mitstubishi and Me

    THE PRESS RELEASE made it sound pretty spectacular: "Rally at Mitsubishi Headquarters, Bloomington MN, to Protest Mitsubishi's Continued Destruction of Rainforests." It was supposed to be part of a nationwide day of protest against the world's larg...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 3, 1996
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    Hollman Lurches On

    THE MELTING SNOW brings kids to play in the puddles outside the red brick buildings next to Olson Memorial Highway. It's the second-to-last spring ever at Minneapolis's oldest public housing project; two years from now, no one will be living here. ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on April 3, 1996
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    Fitzpatrick: Where is He Now?

    HENNEPIN COUNTY JUDGE Robert Lynn called the case of Michael Kevin Summers before an empty courtroom last Thursday. Summers--the witness-protection name of Michael Fitzpatrick, the purported hitman in the government's conspiracy case against Qubila...

    by Unknown on April 3, 1996
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    Baseball '96

    Stories appearing in the Baseball '96 Issue: The Year of Living Dangerously, Part III by Britt Robson No Asterisks, Please by Rob Neyer A Fan is a Terrible Thing to Waste by Brad Zellar A Life in Baseball by Brad Zellar Let the...

    by City Pages Staff on March 27, 1996
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