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    America Offline

    ONE OF THE lesser-known features of popular online services like America Online and Compuserve is their value as consumer databases capable of providing marketing companies with details down to the level of which websites and chat groups their subs...

    by Jennifer Vogel on March 20, 1996
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    End Notes

    FUSION COOLING: State legislators are still trying to make up their minds about how to comply with a court decree requiring that candidates be allowed to list several party affiliations on the Minnesota ballot. Legislation that would have allowed v...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 20, 1996
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    Paper Trail: The Origins of Whitewater

    Of the thousands of stories written about the Whitewater scandal in the past four years, some 90 percent have concerned themselves with the cover-up question: if or how the Clinton White House suppressed evidence in the wake of Vince Foster's suici...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on March 20, 1996
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    The Road Not Taken

    "ROSEVILLE LOSES 590 jobs," said the headline on last Wednesday's paper--and beneath it, the familiar lament: "Unisys tries to stay competitive by closing local manufacturing site." The news was really no surprise. Unisys handed out some 12,000 pin...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 20, 1996
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    Welfare Grandstanding

    BY THE TIME you read this, it will probably be official: Minnesota has a new workfare program. A bill greatly expanding state powers vis--vis welfare recipients and work requirements passed the Senate floor two weeks ago and was expected to be app...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 20, 1996
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    AIDS and Sex Offenders

    FOR THE FOURTH year in a row, the Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would mandate HIV testing for alleged sex offenders. Previous attempts have failed largely due to the wording of the amendments. In order to qualify for federal subs...

    by Unknown on March 20, 1996
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    Shadow of a Doubt - Pictures from a short, strange trip

    "Dole is stumbling badly, and unless he wins big soon, will have little choice but to take himself out." So wrote James Ridgeway, in an issue of the Village Voice dated March 5. Before the ink had dried, Dole did win big--in South Carolina, and la...

    by Terry Gydesen on March 13, 1996
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    The Fifth Horseman - On Pat Buchanan and the man in the wings

    IT'S ONLY A matter of days since Bob Dole rose from the dead to vanquish the Great Satan of the Fortune 500, and already I miss Pat Buchanan. I spent the better part of one afternoon last week poring through the archive of Buchanan's columns on his w...

    by Steve Perry on March 13, 1996
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    As We Know It

    A couple of years ago, when the Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action started toying with the phrase "corporate welfare," they thought of it as effective political satire; there were plans for a skit at the state Capitol featuring a CEO, a case...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 13, 1996
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    End Notes

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "When I bought my two schnauzers, I paid taxes for them." Sen. Ember Reichgott Junge, DFL-New Hope, arguing against a law under which horses would be defined as livestock rather than pets, thus becoming exempt from the sales tax....

    by City Pages Staff on March 13, 1996
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    Low Sierras: The Perils of Philanthropy

    This is a cautionary parable for anyone who dreams of making a better world by leaving his or her money to tax-exempt foundations. In 1970 Harvey Mudd Jr., heir to a mining fortune and a resident of Hondo Arroyo, northern New Mexico, became much mo...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on March 13, 1996
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    The Big Tent Folds - Portraits of two Republican caucuses--one suburban, one urban-- underline the growing polarities in GOP ranks.

    Apple Valley, Precinct 5 NOT SO LONG ago there were corn fields where Apple Valley Precinct 5 now exists; three decades ago, the city didn't exist even in name. But today Apple Valley High School is a massive brick-faced complex that bursts at th...

    by Joseph Hart on March 13, 1996
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    Luther's War Chest

    FOR ALL THE overheated rhetoric about a Congressional revolution that does away with "business as usual" in Washington, there's one aspect of government spending that the newly elected members are not at all inclined to reduce--contributions to the...

    by Britt Robson on March 13, 1996
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    To Protect and Serve--at Reasonable Hourly Rates

    WHEN TWO MINNEAPOLIS cops attended Elliot Park's Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) meeting on February 20, the board members and residents present found themselves on the receiving end of a sales pitch. Officers Chad Martin and Dave Monjeau...

    by Unknown on March 13, 1996
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    The Trials of David Lillehaug - In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.

    There was a time when David Lillehaug was riding high. From star high-school debater in Sioux Falls and honors graduate of Harvard Law School, he'd made it to partner at a big-shot Minneapolis law firm; in between he'd been a close adviser to polit...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 6, 1996
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    Hot Fusion

    PAUL WELLSTONE, U.S. Senate candidate of the Independence Party? The scenario is enough to send some people dreaming, and others howling. But it's out there, along with a host of other possibilities opened up by a court decision allowing multiple-p...

    by Monika Bauerlein on March 6, 1996
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    Counting Indians

    FOR YEARS NOW, members of the American Indian Firefighters' Association and of a court-ordered steering committee have claimed there's something foul in the way Native American slots have been filled on the Minneapolis Fire Department. A 25-year-ol...

    by Britt Robson on March 6, 1996
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    Annoying Neighbor? Sue!

    THE WORD NUISANCE would be given new meaning under a piece of legislation authored by Rep. Andy Dawkins (DFL-St. Paul). The bill--which has passed in the House and is on its way to the Senate--would allow neighborhood groups to sue people posing tr...

    by Jennifer Vogel on March 6, 1996
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    Public Health, Bottom Lines

    IT WAS A quiet turn of the key that locked the doors of the Public Health Clinic in downtown Minneapolis for the last time Thursday night, ending the city's 40-year commitment to providing free maternal and child-health services to low-income patie...

    by Josie Rawson on March 6, 1996
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    Making a List

    THE MINNESOTA legislature is working on a proposal that would go a long way toward shifting the criminal justice system's view of juveniles--away from the long-held notion that juvenile records ought to be kept out of broad circulation and wiped fr...

    by Jennifer Vogel on March 6, 1996
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