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    Chicago Then and Now - Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions

    I was trying to remember the last time I heard anyone utter the word "liberal" with the contempt that characterizes Rudy Boschwitz's ads. Then it came to me. We did, we said it loud and often during the '60s, and always with the bitternes...

    by City Pages Staff on September 4, 1996
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    BETWEEN THE SHEETS AT FANTASUITES

    Our tour guide, Susie, is clearly not of the age of consent. She wears suntan hose, navy flats, a corduroy jumper, and the unflappable air of a girl for whom the commerce of kinkiness represents little more than gas money. About 30 of ...

    by City Pages Staff on August 28, 1996
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    The Ex-Files, Part II

    So I ran. Ran as far as my obsessions and neuroses could take me. One day I had walked into my living room and literally not recognized my wife--there was an expression on her face that I labeled "strange" because I'd never seen it, or ha...

    by Michael Ventura on August 28, 1996
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    Logrolling in West St. Paul821news1

    Brian Miller's house is a thing of beauty. The restored Victorian sits on a one-acre lot atop a bluff in the heart of St. Paul's West Side. A vine-covered porch in back looks out over big trees; next door is a huge grassy lot, future site...

    by Monika Bauerlein on August 28, 1996
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    Of Zoos and Conventions

    Of Zoos and Conventionsby Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn IT SAYS MUCH for the quality of American political culture in the high summer of 1996 that amid the gathering of the nation's two major political parties and the limning...

    by Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on August 28, 1996
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    GENES, DESTINY, AND BIG BROTHER - UM Professor David Lykken has spent his career studying the role of nature and nurture in shaping people. And he believes his research shows the best society would be one in which the state decides who gets to have children. by Jennifer Vogel

    Professor David Lykken sits with his arms crossed in a big cushioned chair out on the screened front porch of his South Minneapolis home. He's lived in this house for more than 30 years with his wife, who bustles silently in the dining ro...

    by Jennifer Vogel on August 28, 1996
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    CLINTON WATCH - Bad King Bill

    IF THE CORONATION of William Jefferson Clinton in Chicago this week has an underlying theme, it is the triumph of hypocrisy. The docile Democratic delegates are being serenaded by a seemingly endless parade of children's choirs, their swe...

    by Doug Ireland on August 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Ex-Files

    About two years into my marriage, I walked into the living room of our small apartment and saw my wife sitting on the couch. She looked at me. There was nothing dramatic about the way she looked at me, her features were the same, yet this was another...

    by Michael Ventura 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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