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By Jacob G. Hornberger You'll recall that immediately after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. officials declared that the attacks had been motivated by the terrorists' hatred for America's "freedom and values." That refrain produced the "war on terrorism" and, more recently, the "war on radical Islamo-fascism." Nonsense, said libertarians. The anger and hatred that Arabs and Muslims have for the United States is rooted in decades of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Ending the U.S.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column which tried to explain why people who still live in their hometown so frequently skip class reunions. I concluded that it is no fun for those of us left behind to defend our humble country lives to the condescending suburbanites determined to display their wealth and importance. Better to stay home than to put up with questions like, "So, you just stayed around here then?" Raising the matter of returning to one's hometown must have struck some sort of nerve.
Thanks from Katrina survivors This is the month of the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating the Mississippi gulf coast. We were flooded, losing everything inside our house and making it uninhabitable. We evacuated to Morris, my hometown, and stayed four months. I will always remember the help my wife, Dell and I received from people in the Morris area.
This week, I'm going to pass along some dessert recipes, and some of them are quite novel. In fact, the first two sound like wrestling matches. The first one I got out of a Taste of Home magazine; it sounded so different, I had to try it and it was very good! Black 'N' Blue Berry Grunt 2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen blackberries, thawed 2 1/2 C. fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed 3/4 C. sugar 1/4 C. water 1 T. lemon juice 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. pepper Dumplings: 1 C. all-purpose flour 2 T. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt 2 T.
Students are back and classes at the University of Minnesota, Morris began Monday, Aug. 28. The City/Chamber Welcome Picnic for new and returning students, staff and faculty, along with new and current residents of the entire community of Morris, is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. This will kick off Welcome Weekend at UMM. The Humanities Fine Arts Gallery, along with the Northern Clay Center, presents an exhibition of new ceramic art by six winners of prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists and McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists.
Morris Police Florence Leona Christians, Herman, 8/9/06; failure to stop, $132. Patrick William Moore, Morris, 7/11/06; public nuisance-annoy/injure/endanger safety, $25, stay $25 for 6 mo. Dana Evan Yochim, Hoffman, 7/8/06; underage consumption, $382, 10 days jail, stay 7 days for 1 yr.
15 Years Ago August 13, 1991 Sun Sidewalk superintendents had a busy day in Morris last week with the construction work at Harvest States and the Amoco Station. And the skyline of Morris changed almost overnight last week as the new silo for Harvest States took shape on Pacific Avenue. Pouring concrete for the sixty foot in diameter by 115 foot high Harvest States silo began at 10:30 a.m. last Monday and was completed at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
City and township negotiators aren't talking about details of Thursday's annexation mediation session, but an attorney for the city said Friday that he was optimistic about progress made during the talks. Representatives from the City of Morris and Morris and Darnen townships met Thursday in their first mediation session on the city's proposal to annex portions of the townships. The Morris City Council in May voted to petition the state to annex about 165 total acres in five township areas: Park View Heights in Darnen Township, and Riley's Hillside Addition, Rolling Acres, Riley's 7th Street
There's something not at all contradictory in Jacqueline Johnson's story about her father reading her doctoral dissertation. Johnson's father ended his formal education in the eighth grade, but felt such pride in the educational accomplishments of his daughter that he nonetheless plowed through her dense, idiomatical sociology treatise from cover to cover. And Johnson laughs recalling the humility of knowing that, aside from herself, her father probably is the only other person to have read the entire paper. Humility, pride and irreverence.
The University of Minnesota, Morris is again ranked number four in the list of five top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by "U.S. News & World Report" in its 2007 rankings of "America's Best Colleges." This is the sixth consecutive year that UMM has achieved this status and has been the only college in the Midwest on the list. "We are extremely pleased that the University of Minnesota, Morris continues to rank among the top public liberal arts colleges in the country," said UMM Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson.