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Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

Sep. 18 |               By Alyse M. Hamilton, MD  The short answer to the question, “Are all men destined to become grumpy as they age?” is no — no man has to become a “grumpy old man.” Growing up, do you remember...

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

Sep. 18 | President Barack Obama stands in that shadow   Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of 1930s Great Britain, went to Munich, Germany to seek peace with Hitler. The “ghost” of Chamberlain refers to his miscalculating achieving “peace in...

What happened to Terence Franklin is inexcusable

What happened to Terence Franklin is inexcusable

Sep. 18 |             By Wayne Nealis Guest Commentator   I wish to applaud the Spokesman and the reporting and analysis of Ron Edwards in covering the killing of Terrance Franklin by Minneapolis police on May 10. I would...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Sep. 18 |                             Bettye Lavette Mon.-Tues., Sept. 23-24, 7 pm • The Dakota Jazz Club,1010 Nicollet Ave. • Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Legendary...

Helen in a cab, Keith walks home

Helen in a cab, Keith walks home

Sep. 18 | He saw Helen to a cab, pretty much poured her into the back seat, made a show to the driver of writing down the license number and gave the guy a huge tip. Then he wondered what the hell to do with himself. Outside of gigs, he didn’t spend a great...

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Sep. 18 | Jazz and R&B heavyweights come together for “special show”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last week was the first time I attended a Dakota Jazz Club late show. Several patrons that attended the earlier Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp,...

MPS settles lawsuit, establishes fund to compensate students

MPS settles lawsuit, establishes fund to compensate students

Sep. 18 | Classes taught by unlicensed teachers led some to lose required credits   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will establish a compensatory fund for former Broadway High School students to settle a class-action...

Racketeering Bowl I —  Vikings vs. Browns Sunday

Racketeering Bowl I — Vikings vs. Browns Sunday

Sep. 18 | Vikings lose again, this time a heartbreaker, 31-30 at Chicago last Sunday. Bears tight end Martellus Bennett grabbed the game-winning touchdown of 16 yards from quarterback Jay Cutler with 10 seconds left to push the Vikings into an 0-2 hole. No...

Top metro players show their stuff

Top metro players show their stuff

Sep. 16 | It was quite the weekend in prep football. Here are 10 outstanding performances turned in by some of the metro area’s top players. TERRENCE HICKS (Minneapolis Roosevelt) — The QB ran for a touchdown, passed for another, and added three two-point...