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The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

The Penumbra does it again — Austeen Van shines in SPUNK

Mar. 27 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   The saying that “the more things change the more they remain the same,” can be aptly applied to the Penumbra, which can always be expected to put on top-notch theater. Its production of SPUNK...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Mar. 27 | Disabilities need not stifle our hopes and dreams   Hello, it’s me, Kenneth Brown. Do those of us with disabilities dare to dream? Do we have the right to have hope? Fear not, yes we do. Without hope and dreams we have no future. We believe in...

Ten ways to add 10 years to your life

Ten ways to add 10 years to your life

Mar. 27 |             By Charles E. Crutchfield II, MD, and  Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD    1) Get an annual physical  examination.  Make sure it is from a doctor you are familiar with, and try to maintain continuity...

Will the Vikings stadium be a repeat of Target Field?

Will the Vikings stadium be a repeat of Target Field?

Mar. 27 |     Will the State/City and Vikings/NFL allow the “Blacks need not apply” motto of Twins Field be applied to the Vikings stadium? Recall my columns: • “Stadiums go up while compliance system breaks down” (June 4, 2008). • “City...

It’s time for men to man-up to domestic violence

It’s time for men to man-up to domestic violence

Mar. 27 |     If I asked, “What is domestic violence?” how would you define it? The answer I usually get falls along the lines of “someone beating up their intimate partner.” My understanding of domestic violence used to be just as narrow. Actually,...

Where are our leaders?  What are our core values?

Where are our leaders? What are our core values?

Mar. 27 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College — for any college, for that matter — to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather...

Human perseverance overcomes daunting odds

Human perseverance overcomes daunting odds

Mar. 27 |     A review of Going from the Projects to PhD: Transcending my geography   By Hassen Hussein  Guest Commentator   In this riveting memoir, Dr. Yvette Pye weaves a compelling story of how “a ghetto bastard,” abandoned by addicted...

Highlights of a great state boys’ basketball tournament

Highlights of a great state boys’ basketball tournament

Mar. 27 |       The 101st boys’ basketball tournament was one to remember. TYUS JONES (Apple Valley), regarded by many as the nations’ top junior prospect, scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in leading the Eagles past Park Center, led...

Tubby Smith let go

Tubby Smith let go

Mar. 27 |     University of Minnesota Director of Athletics Norwood Teague announced Monday that head basketball coach Tubby Smith has been relieved of his coaching duties, effective immediately. A national search for the 17th men’s head basketball...