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    CAMPAIGN '96: RIDING WITH THE PRINCE OF WANDS

    Politicians may lie, but tarot cards don't. Forgoing the usual claque of newscasters, think-tank courtesans, and failed politicos who are typically called upon to say What It All Means, City Pages turned to a real psychic for a reading of the Cl...

    by City Pages Staff on June 12, 1996
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    A Case of Stolen Identity

    SHELLY ANDERSON CAME home one day last December to find creditors at her heels. The odd thing was, they weren't her creditors. The first clue that something was amiss came via an answering machine message from Wickes Furniture. She was behind in he...

    by Unknown on June 12, 1996
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    Kids in Show Low

    Show Low is the name of the town, and I have no idea why. It's not far from a place called Fool Hollow. Founded in 1871, it sits on Route 60 in the mountains of eastern Arizona at an elevation of 6,331 feet. Brutal winters, cool summer nights. This...

    by Michael Ventura on June 5, 1996
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    Summer In The Cities

    Summer In The Cities Memories Some words with Vernon Reid's multiple identities New technology is changing the way we hear music

    by City Pages Staff on June 5, 1996
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    New technology is changing the way we hear music

    For some, the fondest memories of college might center around a frat house or a particular pub. For me, it was the campus radio station--WHRW-FM, an especially innovative noncommercial outfit based at the State University at Binghamton, NY. I logge...

    by Will Hermes on June 5, 1996
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    Memories

    WHEN YOU THINK of music and summer together, what do you remember the most? Everybody's got a tale to tell about that certain song, or band, or summer experience that still resonates years later. Here are a few we stumbled across. I was 18 years o...

    by City Pages Readers on June 5, 1996
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    Some words with Vernon Reid's multiple identities

    The most prominent feature on the cover of Vernon Reid's first-ever solo CD, Mistaken Identity, is a guitar-playing blackface figurine, a ceramic Sambo akin to the lawn jockeys who light the driveways and announce the addresses of assholes across t...

    by Britt Robson on June 5, 1996
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    TO SELL A BURGER

    TO SELL A BURGER NO DOUBT YOU noticed the most recent outbreak of innovative billboard ads colonizing roadside space around the Twin Cities. I'm talking about those black & white snapshots of "real kids" caught in close-up reactions to "real life...

    by Julie Caniglia on June 5, 1996
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    Fighting Progress

    IN THE LARGEST public demonstration to date against the pending demolition of Minneapolis's northside Sumner Field public housing project, nearly 40 Southeast Asian residents and former residents showed up at the project last Wednesday wi...

    by Jennifer Vogel on June 5, 1996
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    All New! Page 3

    AEROBICS: THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION The fitness world is trapped in the '80s, dropping dollars like Stairmaster sweat on the same old corporate gyms and their anti-cellulite jihad. Hello?! We think it's time to bring fitness in...

    by City Pages Staff on June 5, 1996
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    The Shots No One Heard - Terrance Jackson's wife put three bullets in him. He almost died. She got 30 days in the workhouse.

    Terrance Jackson remembers standing in the middle of his living room as two Minneapolis patrol cops passed him on their way out the door. Nothing they could do, they said. Which left him alone with Stacy again. The police knew that his wi...

    by Jennifer Vogel on May 29, 1996
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    Bill Clinton's politics of meaning. - Four More Years

    Bill Clinton's politics of meaning. Four More Years THERE IS NO more damning comment on the state of politics and public life than the fortunes of Bill Clinton. No one likes him, and everyone takes for granted that he is going to be re-elected. This ...

    by Steve Perry on May 29, 1996
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    The Peacemaker

    THE UNIVERSITY OF Minnesota Board of Regents, wracked by controversy about the future of academic tenure at the school, has hired a consultant to guide it through the process of redesigning the school's tenure code. If history is any indication, Dr...

    by F.J. Gallagher on May 29, 1996
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    ALICE IN TECHNOLAND

    ALICE IN TECHNOLAND THIS PAST SATURDAY, while Edgefest was presenting perhaps the greatest assortment of mediocre alternative rock bands (demigod Iggy Pop aside) that the Midwest had ever seen, a different scene entirely was taking place on the o...

    by Will Hermes on May 29, 1996
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    Cowboy Dave's Last Ride?

    DAVE RONNING TOOLS around the Phillips neighborhood in a beat-up red truck and a battered, sweat-stained Stetson. Known as "Cowboy Dave" to friend and foe alike, Ronning calls himself a transplanted prairie cowboy who has received a "higher calling...

    by Unknown on May 29, 1996
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    Everything Flow

    WITH A THEME so ubiquitous, elemental, and essential as H2O, one wonders how the curators of Watershed, currently on view at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, limited themselves to just 10 artists. For their part, the artists responded with wor...

    by Julie Caniglia on May 22, 1996
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    Anchors Awry - Arabs stole the anchorwoman! and other tales of sweeps month.

    THE GOOD NEWS about TV news is that audience-tracking technology has all but rendered sweeps periods obsolete except as a matter of custom. Or maybe this is the bad news, since sweeps months like the one we're living through now are practically the ...

    by Steve Perry on May 22, 1996
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    Soft Money Hardball

    THE CAMPAIGN OF U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone is taking the gloves off in its fight with a Republican candidate who's as yet unnamed, but has already been getting hefty advertising help from the national GOP. Over the past few weeks, no one who listened...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 22, 1996
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    Dinosaur Politics

    "ARE YOU NOW or have you ever been an opponent of Irv Anderson for Speaker of the House?" It's not usually phrased like this, but the "Irv question" is turning into something of a new litmus test for DFLers, and it could provide fireworks at the pa...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 22, 1996
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    Fingerhut Follies

    THERE MIGHT HAVE been another way to get a meeting with the boss, but this round worked: Members of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees walked into Fingerhut's annual meeting last Wednesday to demand that management talk to...

    by Monika Bauerlein on May 22, 1996
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