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By Torrey Westrom Every Minnesotan was horrified by the details in the Dru Sjodin case, and even more horrified that a convicted Level III sex offender - one of the worst of the worst among sexual predators - was allowed back on our streets to allegedly torture and kill another victim. State lawmakers were equally disgusted. It became one of our top priorities of the biennium to crack down on our sex offenders and make it more difficult to commit their heinous acts.
By Sheldon Richman We shouldn't be surprised that President George W. Bush's Svengali, Karl Rove, is an admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. TR is hot these days. He made the cover of "Time" magazine, heralding a series of hagiographic articles, including Rove's, that make him out to be the first modern American president. In the view of "Time," that means he saw the country's potential for big intrusive government at home and abroad -- the first Imperial New Dealer. The magazine's writers see what they want to see in TR.
By Neil Tambe and Eric Warren The U.S. Senate is now considering legislation that would ensure the Internet remains based on a principle of equal and open connectivity. Opponents of so-called network neutrality legislation have contributed to senators' campaigns and political action committees more than three times as much money as the legislation's proponents.
By Ted Kooser One in a series of elegies by New York City poet Catherine Barnett, this poem describes the first gathering after death has shaken a family to its core. The father tries to help his grown daughter forget for a moment that, a year earlier, her own two daughters were killed, that she is now alone. He's heartsick, realizing that drinking can only momentarily ease her pain, a pain and love that takes hold of the entire family. The children who join her in the field are silent guardians. Family Reunion My father scolded us all for refusing his liquor.
By Steve Rendall and Peter Hart Last month, congressional Republicans launched their latest assault on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that's when a House Appropriations subcommittee voted to cut $115 million from its budget. The cuts would affect PBS, NPR and other non-commercial media like Pacifica Radio. This is the second time in less than nine months that the GOP has attempted to slash the CPB budget.
BASEBALL Amateur Results/Box Scores Eagles 7, Chokio Coyotes 4 (July 12, in Chokio) Hitters AB R H RBI Adam Torkelson 4 2 1 0 Tim Strobel 0 0 0 0 Ross Haugen 4 1 1 1 Kirby Marquart 3 1 2 2 Rob Sayles 0 0 0 0 Matt Carrington 4 0 0 0 T.J. Hopkins 0 0 0 0 Cory Marquart 3 1 1 1 Tad Hopkins 4 0 1 0 John Lembcke 5 1 2 0 Jamie VanKempen 3 0 0 0 Todd Hottovy 3 1 2 2 Nate Smith 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 7 10 5 E -- Hopkins, Marquart (2), VanKempen. 2B -- Lembcke. SB -- Marquart.
The Morris Babe Ruth League wrapped up its regular season and headed into playoffs earlier this week. Here are recaps of the league's final regular-season games: Gray 12, Green 7 Gray jumped to an early 7-1 lead and then held on to defeat Green. Derrick Foss picked up the pitching win, going four innings and giving up three runs while striking out four. Nate Kleindl pitched the last three innings for Gray.
University of Minnesota-Morris Head Volleyball Coach Heather Pennie has set the dates for the 2006 Cougar volleyball camp to be held at the UMM P.E. Center. Three sessions will be held for players in grades 3-6, 7-8 and 9-12 on Aug. 7-10. Cougar summer volleyball camps teach the basic and progressive techniques of passing, serving, defense, setting, blocking and attacking.
The University of Minnesota, Morris football team will play in a new conference -- somewhat -- beginning in 2008, a move which gives the Cougars a better shot at an NCAA Division III playoff berth. UMM is among four Minnesota schools that will play in the St.
Engebretson won the Elementary Fast-pitch Softball playoff championship with an 8-5 win over Dairy Queen on Thursday. Here are recaps of the playoffs: Championship night turned out to be a wet one. After playing through some drizzle for three innings the skies opened up and let fall some much-needed rain. Engebretson's led Dairy Queen 5-2 through three innings when the rains came. After an hour long rain delay, the game got going again and both teams pitching staffs were right on.