The Minnesota Daily

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Ventura: volunteerism combats apathy

March 8, 1999

Gov. Jesse Ventura visited the St. Paul campus on Friday to show his support for volunteerism and community outreach programs. Wearing cowboy boots and a World Gym pullover, he spoke at the St. Paul Student...

Ventura’s

March 3, 1999

With a dark blue suit and a prepared speech, Gov. Jesse Ventura never looked more gubernatorial than he did at the State of the State address on Tuesday. In front of state senators and representatives...

License review causes temporary motel closure

March 2, 1999

Cancel your plans to stay at the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge in the next few months. The motel, located at Interstate 35W and Fourth Street Southeast, will be closed for renovations until mid-April. The...

Universities cultivate vital outreach

February 23, 1999

Universities around the country do not live in vacuums; a report urges them to remember the communities they live in and become engaged with them. One of six reports from the Kellogg Commission on the...

Legislature hears grand plan for returning budget surplus

February 18, 1999

One of the bills introduced in the state Legislature this year could give future University freshmen a huge 18th birthday present. Dubbed "Baby Grand," the bill would mandate that the government put $1,000...

Controversial sex bill loses

February 10, 1999

Four representatives in the Minnesota Legislature withdrew their names last week from a controversial bill to legalize a variety of sexual acts, including prostitution, adultery, sodomy and bestiality. Phyllis...

City council allows motel to continue business operations

February 8, 1999

The Minneapolis City Council decided Friday to allow the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge, located at 925 Fourth St. S.E., to remain in business as long as they meet a number of operating criteria. The motel's...

Minneapolis City Council to vote

January 28, 1999

The Gopher Motor Lodge will stay open for business if the Minneapolis City Council takes the advice of a panel that has publicly debated the issue since November. But the motel's owners aren't in the clear...

Graduate’s book heralds Jesse’s surprise,

January 27, 1999

Dr. Seuss never tackled a subject like Jesse. But a University alumnus did with a spoof of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," telling the story of Gov. Jesse Ventura's victory. In "How the Pundits Stole...

Ventura payback

January 22, 1999

Biology junior Dawn Demmon helped contribute to the state's budget surplus, but will reap none of its returns if Gov. Jesse Ventura's rebate proposal passes. She lived in Middlebrook Hall last year and...

Exultant

January 19, 1999

With a bandanna on his bald dome, hoops and skulls dangling from his ears and a fringed leather jacket worn over a Jimi Hendrix shirt, Gov. Jesse Ventura revived his stage persona Saturday night in front...

Ventura proposes property tax refund for state’s residents

January 15, 1999

If Gov. Jesse Ventura has his way, about 2 million Minnesota residents -- and many University students -- would get more than $200 in a tax refund that aims to give the $1.07 billion budget surplus back...

Best Western clerk

December 2, 1998

While most Minnesotans were eating turkey and watching football, three teens were engaging in a statewide crime spree that ended Sunday at the Best Western motel on University Avenue Southeast. Two of...

University bureaucracy Claims Student Victim

November 28, 1998

Feeling like death warmed over, University greaser Jason "The Moniker" McGrady arose and crammed some food in his word hole. Like many students, he planned to accomplish a lot. Like you, he failed. But...

Gun arrest might lead to further charges

November 25, 1998

University police officers stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee at gunpoint in Dinkytown on Sunday night, responding to a tip that the vehicle contained a gun. Three people were arrested, including the car's...

Halloween incident leads to charges against U student

November 19, 1998

A University student faced a preliminary conference Wednesday for fifth-degree domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on Halloween night. William Harvey, 27, entered a not guilty plea after...

U police arrest trespasser after

November 18, 1998

On Wednesday, University Police officers encountered 55-year-old Edgar Coleman on three separate occasions, the last of which landed Coleman in jail. Coleman has been arrested more than 18 times in the...

Prof finds fake bills in bag

November 11, 1998

University chemistry professor Wayland Noland found an interesting treasure walking through East River Flats Park on Sunday: a grocery bag filled with $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. But upon closer examination,...

A ‘Body’ slam: Ventura wins

November 4, 1998

The two major party candidates and countless incredulous television pundits wore shocked faces Tuesday night as wave after wave of precinct numbers reflected that Jesse Ventura, the former pro wrestler...

Basketball net robbery ends in suspects’ arrest

November 4, 1998

When University Police officer Josh Betts pulled over a car on Oct. 28 the driver told him he had just been robbed -- and that one of the two male suspects might have a gun. After taking a description...

Sabo meets college students at event sponsored by MSA

November 2, 1998

Martin Olav Sabo, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the state's 5th Congressional District, shook hands with students as they crossed the footbridges near...

Ventura draws big campus

October 29, 1998

Jesse Ventura, the Reform Party candidate for governor, spoke to and joked with more than 800 people Wednesday in front of Coffman Union. Ventura appeared less than one week before the Nov. 3 elections,...

Man arrested for disorderly conduct after fight at local bar

October 28, 1998

University Police officers arrested a 35-year-old man for disorderly conduct after responding to a reported fight-in-progress outside Fowl Play just after the Dinkytown bar closed Thursday night. According...

Amendments still need

October 25, 1998

Lottery funding, a statement on hunting and the future of the state treasurer's office make up three potential amendments to the Minnesota Constitution, which will appear on the election ballot Tuesday. Each...

Hit and run

October 21, 1998

Minneapolis police officers responded to a hit and run accident at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street Southeast on Oct. 13. The victim, a University employee named Said Ahmed, was waiting to...

Eight-hour East Bank

October 19, 1998

More than 15 buildings on the University's East Bank lost power Saturday afternoon at 2:32 p.m. Power was restored building by building over the next eight hours, Facilities Management officials said. Northern...

Greeks get medieval

October 19, 1998

Dragons, castles and ... Goldy? This bizarre combination of sights awaits University Avenue commuters as the greeks prepare for Homecoming with the building of themed housefronts. Constructed by teams...

Student arrested for assault at dorm

October 14, 1998

A University freshman was arrested Wednesday morning for threatening his roommate's friend with a knife in a Bailey Hall room. The 18-year-old student was taken to Hennepin County Jail after being arrested...

Researchers sniff out aroma’s role in taste

October 13, 1998

One day, low-fat foods could be as tasty as their higher-fat counterparts, thanks to researchers in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. Gerhard Zehentbauer, a post-doctoral associate in the department,...

Minneapolis man cited for disorderly conduct in bathroom

October 7, 1998

A 40-year-old Minneapolis man was cited for disorderly conduct Thursday after an incident in a Willey Hall bathroom. University Police officer Erik Swanson was seated in a restroom stall next to the suspect,...

No charges to be filed in death at Grandma’s

October 5, 1998

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Thursday it would not file charges against the suspect in the death of University student Nicholas Schultz, 22, who died 11 days after a punch caused him...

University Police cite three minors for consumption

September 30, 1998

University Police Officer Erik Stenemann cited three female University students for minor consumption Saturday night after observing them waving beer bottles out a car window. Melissa Funk, Gina Ciuilla...

Judge’s orders: Student groups will be single defendant

June 16, 1998

The group of University students challenging the University's student services fees structure will not have to argue against two separate parties. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Lebedoff denied a motion last...

Angry students bemoan their plights in group

June 8, 1998

Life isn't always fun and games, mister. Sometimes it can be a real drag. That's the idea behind the creation of Students Angry and Down (SAD). The group's leader hopes to organize students who just don't...

Institute will

June 4, 1998

Dealing with a woman fearful of an abusive husband or boyfriend is always challenging. But the task is even harder when shelters and program providers are not familiar with the couple's culture. That...

Graduate student accuses tow truck driver of assault

June 2, 1998

While most cases filed against Cedar Towing revolve around the towing itself, University graduate student Jihad Haytham has a different complaint. He claims a driver assaulted him earlier this year after...

McDonald’s parking policy induces friction

June 2, 1998

Inside McDonald's at lunchtime, Happy Meals sizzle on the griddle. Outside the Dinkytown haven, a tow truck sits around the corner, patiently waiting for someone to break the parking rules. And it would...

Towings spur suits against local company

June 2, 1998

The practice is common on or near the University's crowded campus. A student parks his or her car in a lot reserved for paying customers. And the tow truck rolls. After a quick hook-up, a truck tows the...

U wins appeal

May 20, 1998

Former University women's gymnastics coach Katalin Deli lost her $675,000 award from her case against the school when the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned her 1997 victory Tuesday. But Deli's battle...

Dinner brings Iraqi poverty to U.S. tables

May 18, 1998

Visitors to St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Minneapolis were treated to a meager dinner Sunday to better experience current food shortages in Iraq. The Iraq Peace Action Coalition served a dinner of...

Student groups

May 14, 1998

With their financial futures in limbo, the three student groups named in a fees lawsuit await a ruling by a federal magistrate judge on whether they can become a separate party in the suit. The Queer...

U feels impact as smoke clears from deal: Tobacco advertising will be absent from campus billboards and bus shelters

May 11, 1998

Cigarette billboards in Stadium Village and on the 10th Avenue Bridge are coming down. One provision of a $7 billion settlement between tobacco companies, the state and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota...

U hears

May 7, 1998

The tobacco companies' nemesis asked the University community to help him snuff out smoking Wednesday. Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III updated more than 150 people at the Mayo...

Students exhibit research

May 4, 1998

With energetic students, colorful exhibits and busy judges, Coffman Union's Great Hall looked like it played host to a science fair Saturday; in fact, it was a history contest. A participatory, hands-on...

Daily hires business

May 1, 1998

The Minnesota Daily's Board of Directors appointed a new business manager at a meeting April 23. Adam Duey received the appointment after four hours of interviews and deliberation. Duey is the Daily's...

Speakers discuss

April 27, 1998

Iraqi music and pastries treated visitors of the Carlson School of Management on Saturday to a picture of life in Iraq. The Iraq Peace Action Coalition, a group that includes the Progressive Student Organization...

Nature’s own: A man thrives on environmental nurturing

April 20, 1998

Editor's note: About 50,000 students, staff, faculty members and visitors converge on the University's Twin Cities campus everyday. In the midst of this sea of people, it's easy to think of the strangers...

Burton sentenced to 25 years

April 17, 1998

A judge sentenced convicted rapist Antonio Burton to nearly 25 years in prison and 13 years of supervised release Thursday in Hennepin County District Court. Burton, who said he will appeal the decision,...

Sorority objects to halfway house

April 13, 1998

Residents of a sorority house in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood say criminal residents of a neighboring halfway house harass them and pose a threat to their safety. Officials for the Portland House, located...

U responds to lawsuit against student fees

April 7, 1998

A lawsuit contesting the University's system of student service fee distribution moved ahead Friday, as the University submitted its formal reply to the suit. The federal case, brought by five University...