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"Bagpipes unite young couple, Alzheimer's patient"

The new nurse in the Alzheimer's unit noticed a striking picture on the wall of one patient's room. It was a black-and-white photo of him in England during World War II. "Hey, Ted, what are you doing in a kilt?" asked Sarah Hagen, 27, a licensed practical nurse. Ted Wallis, 96, was able to convey part of his story. He was a drummer during the war, he told her, and his father had played bagpipes and drums before him. His family later filled in the rest for Hagen. Wallis played percussion and bagpipes when he served in the Canadian Army with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders in Winnipeg and then in England during the war. Such a coincidence. --Peg Meier, September 27, 2005

"Golf pals: Four Mankato friends with Prostate cancer are playing golf together again"

MANKATO -- They looked like any foursome on a beautiful September morning, sipping their coffee in the North Links clubhouse, teasing each other, mulling their scores.

The numbers captivating them, though, had nothing to do with golf, nor did their references to the da Vinci code have anything to do with the best-selling novel.

This foursome of longtime friends and former Minnesota State, Mankato educators wanted to talk about prostate cancer, remind the male demographic that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and recommend the cure they chose. --Jim Souhan, September 28, 2005

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