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    Bloody Fight

    Representatives of the blood-products industry are working hard at the state Capitol to crush a bill designed to give people who contracted HIV/AIDS from hemophilia medications more time to sue. Sponsor Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove), calls the...

    by Unknown on February 28, 1996
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    If These Walls Could Talk - The history of an entire city echoes through the empty rooms at 3044 Third Avenue South.

    The only sign that life has lately visited the house at 3044 Third Avenue South in Minneapolis is a set of dog tracks in the snow, beginning under the stoop and disappearing somewhere outside the streetlight's range. A small, scraggly pine in the s...

    by Josie Rawson on February 21, 1996
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    A Firewall of Silence

    THE MINNEAPOLIS FIRE Department is now in its 25th year under a standing federal court order to integrate its membership; last Wednesday, an angry contingent led by members of the American Indian Firefighters' Association marked the anniversary by ...

    by Britt Robson on February 21, 1996
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    End Notes

    PAT BUCHANAN RISING: By the time candidates met to debate in New Hampshire last week, even Bob Dole was talking about corporate welfare and the social responsibilities of business. The climate was ripe, in other words, for renewed attention to what...

    by Monika Bauerlein on February 21, 1996
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    God and Man at Stillwater

    CHAMBERS ET AL. v. Wood et al. is shaping up into a hard-fought battle over inmates' religious freedom at Stillwater state prison, and should, by the time a decision is handed down in U.S. District Court later this year, redefine the balance betwee...

    by Josie Rawson on February 21, 1996
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    AIDS/Hemophilia Suit Struck Down

    LAST MONTH, FOLLOWING a lengthy set of legal skirmishes including an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a federal appellate judge barred hundreds of HIV-infected hemophiliacs from filing a class-action suit against companies accused of marketing tai...

    by Unknown on February 21, 1996
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    We're All Bozos Here - A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.

    If there is a constant theme in American education, it is reform. On many issues Jefferson, Washington, and the other founding fathers were as far apart as their modern political counterparts, but on one matter they were in universal agreement: The s...

    by B.J. Williams on February 14, 1996
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    Drug of Choice - Why Washington can't give up the drug war.

    HOW PALLID IS the dialogue in the political press? It should suffice to note that the most interesting exchange any American politics rag has published in ages appeared last week in William Buckley's National Review. Proclaiming that "The War on Dru...

    by Steve Perry on February 14, 1996
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    The MCTO Follies, Continued...

    WHEN THE METROPOLITAN Council Transit Operations "restructured" former bus company Police Chief Paul Wallace out of a job last week at about the same time it was reinstating Deputy Chief Dave Hubenette after a two-month paid suspension, it was diff...

    by Britt Robson on February 14, 1996
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    Getting Rich on Tips

    IT'S BEGINNING TO look plausible that Minnesota minimum-wage workers will have a raise to look forward to sometime later this year. On Thursday, the state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would raise the minimum wage to ...

    by Monika Bauerlein on February 14, 1996
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    Strawberry Fields Forever - Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas

    The way the Democrats and the green bureaucrats in Washington D.C. tell the story, it's the rape-and-pillage Republicans who are now sabotaging efforts to save the ozone layer. At the end of last year, Mary Nichols, a top official at the Environm...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on February 14, 1996
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    Swap Meat

    If McHale does decide to make a deal before the February 23 deadline, he needs to address one of the team's three glaring needs: a quality point guard to guide the offense; a shot-blocking big man; and a star-caliber player who can provide leadershi...

    by Britt Robson on February 7, 1996
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    The Information Dirt Road

    IT'S THE LOGIC of the marketplace: Small and comparatively low-income populations don't offer the kind of immediate payoff that companies traveling the infobahn like to see for their services. So for the last few years much of rural Minnesota has b...

    by Monika Bauerlein on February 7, 1996
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    Full Court Press

    ACROSS THE COUNTRY, local courts are overrun with an endless stream of drug cases; many districts don't have enough judges to handle them. Even if they did, the jails would probably be full. Some districts have gotten creative, instituting diversio...

    by Jennifer Vogel on February 7, 1996
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    End Notes

    792ftr NET HEROES: While Congress does to telecommunications what it did to airlines and S&Ls in the '80s (how soon they forget), and the state Legislature agrees to "further study" of Internet access (see above), the Minneapolis Public ...

    by City Pages Staff on February 7, 1996
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    Radio KO

    by Will Hermes THIS PAST SUNDAY'S New York Times Arts & Leisure section led with a feature-length lament on the continuing decline of New York City radio. It's nothing new: Because the financial stakes of broadcasting there are so high, NYC station...

    by Will Hermes on February 7, 1996
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    Here's the Beef: How NAFTA Kissed the West Goodbye

    Over the past 18 months the price of beef has dropped by as much as 50 percent. If hamburger eaters are exulting, they should also be aware that with this fall in beef prices has come a crisis for the nation's small ranchers as grave as that which ...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on February 7, 1996
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    Steve Forbes: the story of a boy and his dogma. - Malcolm Eccchh

    TRY AS ONE might, it's hard to remember a "serious" presidential candidate as charmless and seemingly empty as Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Jr. Michael Dukakis resembled a statue, but there was at least a certain gravity in that; Forbes cannot help looki...

    by Steve Perry on February 7, 1996
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    Strange But True - The Rank Strangers have terrific--if bizarre--chemistry, a trunkful of hooks, and a singer/songwriter who says he lives "in an Old Testament world." They may be the best local band you've never heard of.

    The first time I saw Mike Wisti he looked like a Flannery O'Connor character--tense, righteous, and wracked by some huge, gnawing energy whose source he would be hard-pressed to name. Trapped on the tiny Uptown Bar stage with his Rank Strangers ban...

    by Brad Zellar on February 7, 1996
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    The State of the Movies - Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.

    Against my better judgment, I watched the Golden Globes, that annual industry joke that's more of an event than an honor. Curiosity--and the spectacle of all those stars gathered together in one place, looking glamorous--got the better of me. After...

    by Andrew Peterson on January 31, 1996
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