The Minnesota Daily

All sides put value on environment

Geoffrey Ziezulewicz

April 22, 2004

SEditor's note: Today's reports conclude a two-part series on the Mount Graham telescope project, which the University voted to join in October 2002. AFFORD, Ariz. - The Swift Trail, which leads to the Large Binocular Telescope, takes an hour to ascend, through lower-elevation cacti and juniper bushes,...

In the woods, another U facility

Geoffrey Ziezulewicz

April 22, 2004

TUSCON, Ariz. - Fifty miles west of Mount Graham and its Large Binocular Telescope, on the other side of Coronado National Forest, sits another telescope the University uses. The University has owned the Mount Lemmon Observing Facility since 1970, said Len Kuhi, head of the University's astronomy departmen...

Vatican team sees a creator in the creation

Geoffrey Ziezulewicz

April 22, 2004

SAFFORD, Ariz. - Though the Vatican has operated a telescope on Mount Graham since 1993, the Rev. Christopher Corbally said the church is not focused on astronomy in the name of finding a higher power hidden in the depths of the cosmos. "The subject of this science is God's creation," he said, clarifyin...

Telescope sits high as cultural divide runs deep

Kari Petrie

April 21, 2004

SAN CARLOS, Ariz. - From the Apache reservation, the Mount Graham telescope looks like a small, white box positioned on top of the green mountain jutting out of the sand. But tribe member Sandra Rambler said the 16-story building looks more like a blemish than an observatory. "It's a pimple waiting t...

A mirror with a view

Geoffrey Ziezulewicz

April 21, 2004

TUSCON, Ariz. - Rarely do the subjects of French cuisine and astrophysical optics overlap. But for Peter Wehinger, telescope mirrors and egg dishes are not mutually exclusive. "Constructing a mirror is like making a largely elaborate and elegant souffle," said Wehinger, a University of Arizona astronome...

Telescope is an opportunity and a controversy

April 21, 2004

SAFFORD, Ariz. - Climbing the final feet of Emerald Peak on Mount Graham in Arizona, the Large Binocular Telescope's building rises out of a blend of rocky terrain and spruce fir trees. The 16-story rotating enclosure that will house the nearly completed telescope looks like a Southwest equivalent of the Ea...

Lawmakers back stronger same-sex marriage ban

November 21, 2003

Two Minnesota legislators proposed an amendment to the state constitution Wednesday that would ban gay marriage. Although Republican leaders are confident the measure will pass, gay rights groups question its potential for success. House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said he expects the House to pas...

Environmentalists need to be wary of Coleman

August 26, 2002

By Michael A. Casper If we have learned anything from the multitude of investigations, revelations, and pontifications following the collapse on Enron, it is this: The interests of the energy industry are already very adequately represented in Washington. We now know, for instance, that when energy exec...

Coleman and the BWCA

August 26, 2002

David Anderson ("Coleman correction," Aug. 12) is misinformed about Norm Coleman's position on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Coleman wants to open the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness for commercial logging of blowdown timber, and for snowmobile and additional motorized uses. David Anderson ("Coleman...

A secret history: The fiction of Bruno Schulz

August 26, 2002

runo Schulz was a contemporary of Franz Kafka (he authored a translation of The Trial) and was likewise from Poland, and his slight literary output - confined to two collections of short stories and a lost manuscript ñ is often compared to Kafka's. The Gestapo murdered Schulz in the streets of Prag...