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Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

As August draws near, sports begins to get more interesting. The NBA off-season is more exciting than the NBA Finals themselves. With Jason Kidd and Alonzo Mourning joining forces in Jersey, the Mailman and the Glove striving for a title in LA, and Kobe Bryant being charged with sexual assault, the off-season has been wild. The Timberwolves have been nothing short of busy. The Wolves picked up point guard Sam Cassel and center Ervin Johnson from Milwaukee for underachievers, Joe Smith and Anthony Peeler; then they signed free agent center, Michael Olowokandi. This past week the T'wolves traded for Knicks guard Latrell Sprewell. They now are looking like a formidable force in the West. Olowokandi averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks with the Clippers last year; Sprewell averaged 16 points in NYC last season. To create this new vision, Wolves gave up Peeler, Smith, center Rasho Nesterovic (Spurs), the rights to Terrell Brandon (Hawks, TB is likely to retire, but his contract gives salary relief in the winter), and center. Marc Jackson (went to the Sixers in Sprewell deal). The Kings also closed a deal with the Spurs and the Pacers that would send Brad Miller to Sacramento, Hedo Turkoglu and Ron Mercer to the Alomo, and Scott Pollard to the Hoosier State. The Wolves have come out of the off-season with some free-agent signings and trades that improve their team talent wise. Cassel, Johnson, Sprewell, and Olowokandi join Kevin Garnet, Troy Hudson and Wally Szerbiak in giving the T’wolves experience and versatility at all five positions. Hopefully the Wolves will be able to climb beyond the first round of the Western Conference playoffs next Spring.MLBMajor League Baseball is hitting the trading blocks, too. The Twins recently traded for Toronto slugger Shannon Stewart, sending young outfielder Bobby Kielty north of the border. The trade reunites childhood teammates Stewart and Doug Mientkiewicz and gives the Twins a better chance to catch the Royals and White Sox at the top of the division. Stewart's contract expires at the end of the season, but you can be sure that Mientkiewicz and the Twins front office will try to keep Stewart for years to come.The Pirates are having a fire-sale recently trading Mike Williams, Aramis Ramirez, Kenny Lofton, and Scott Sauerbeck. The Pirates are trying to deal former All-Star Brian Giles. Giles is so .....
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Another One From Flaherty.... A second opinion

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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At one time I thought that I might amount to something. I soon realized that I would never make it as a doctor because I didn’t wish to expose myself to the various ills and complaints that any of my patients might have and if I didn’t have any patie ..... 
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Of People, Place, and Things:“Operation My Bad”

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
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We used to say, “My fault,” when we made an error. Now the term is, “My bad.”  Well, CIA Director George Tenet has been saying “My bad” in public lately. Apparently Tenet cleared President Bush’s State of the Union Address wh ..... 
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At Home in the Woods: I found a fossil!

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
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I worried about entertaining my 11 year-old great nephew for the weekend. I expected he would no longer be interested, as he once was, in making up adventures and running through the woods with a stick for a sword.

My plan for ..... 
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Little Wedding on the Prairie

Fri, Jul 18th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

Editor’s note: On July 12, my neice Megan and her husband-to-be Chris were married on our farm. I presided at the ceremony with Doris Grindland, a Special Appointed Court Commissioner to perform civil wedding ceremonies, officiating.  &nb ..... 
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Township Roads: Going Home

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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My family and I have moved from one quiet spot in the country to what we hope is another quiet spot in the country. We have left our acreage in LeRoy and moved just over fifty miles north and east. Our "new" place is six miles southwest of Elgin.[Read the Rest]

The Commute: The Pastor finds relief

Fri, Jul 11th, 2003
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I’ve just returned from another week at the original "Chautauqua" in New York, with a familiar dilemma: I have a real urge to talk about it, but find the whole place oddly indescribable.

Once again I spent the week with my dear ..... 
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