The Minnesota Daily

All content by Monica LaBelle

Touring art show challenges sex-worker stereotypes

December 9, 2002

When she was 11 or 12 years old, "Spider" got involved in sex work to raise money so she could run away from home. "It seemed like the right thing to do to make money," she said. Since then, Spider - who...

MnSCU, Minnesota and others settle anti-Semitism suit

December 4, 2002

History professor Arie Zmora said he encountered anti-Semitism at St. Cloud State University shortly after he was hired there in fall 1998. Four years later, he and other plaintiffs claimed one victory...

Disappearance of Brainerd woman not linked to Jenkins

November 22, 2002

Brainerd police say the disappearance of Erika Dalquist, 21, is unrelated to three other recent reports of missing young adults in Minnesota and Wisconsin. "That's what we've pretty much felt all along,"...

Backseat Driver

November 21, 2002

An adult man and a teenage girl share the stage. He is teaching her how to drive and she is listening attentively. Their exchange seems to become flirtatious, but that just does not seem right since he...

University facility to harbor world’s strongest magnet

November 20, 2002

The University will have a new force to be reckoned with when construction of a facility housing the world's most powerful magnet is completed in June. The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research on the...

Missing Minnesotans’ families meet to discuss next steps

November 15, 2002

The families of four missing Minnesotans gathered in St. Paul on Monday to share their stories. Since Oct. 30, four college-aged adults, including Carlson School of Management student Chris Jenkins, have...

Jenkins’ family announces $50,000 reward for information

November 12, 2002

The family of missing Carlson School of Management student Chris Jenkins announced a reward of up to $50,000 on Monday for information leading to Jenkins' return. The reward is funded by the Jenkins family...

He Drives Me Crazy

November 7, 2002

Jevetta Steele must be a masochist. For the past two weekends, she has repeatedly enacted one of the most painful and personal parts of her life to an audience of hundreds. In a voice that's stronger than...

FBI joins search for Chris Jenkins; kidnapping possible

November 6, 2002

The FBI opened a preliminary inquiry Tuesday into the possible kidnapping of University senior Chris Jenkins, who has been missing since Thursday. Coleen Rowley, special agent in the FBI's Minneapolis...

Minneapolis police begin search for Jenkins

November 5, 2002

The Minneapolis Police Department began an investigation into the disappearance of University senior Chris Jenkins on Monday. An official missing person's report was filed with the Minneapolis police....

University business student missing since Halloween

November 4, 2002

Chris Jenkins, a Carlson School of Management student and captain of the University's lacrosse team, has been missing since Thursday night, say friends and family members. Jenkins, 21, was last seen Thursday...

U-Pass receives Governor’s Award

October 22, 2002

If Valerie Reichel didn't have a U-Pass, she would have to live on campus or find a ride with friends to get to school. The U-Pass, a discount metro bus pass for University students, received the Governor's...

From AM to FM: Radio K plans acquisition of new frequency

October 14, 2002

Campus AM radio station 770 Radio K, KUOM, plans to gain an FM frequency this December, but the University campus won't be able to receive it. Radio K staff say the new low-power FM frequency will only...

Canadian study ties early smoking to breast cancer occurrence

October 8, 2002

Longtime adult female smokers who intend to quit soon may be too late to avoid the risk of breast cancer, according to a study released Thursday from the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Scientists found...

Referendum threatens conservation district

October 7, 2002

A referendum to disband the Hennepin Conservation District will be on the ballot this Nov. 5 as a result of a petition and a little-known statute. The referendum was initiated by Keefe Schunk of Corcoran,...

Perils of Pauline

October 3, 2002

At the edge of a forest, dark-haired and delicate-faced Pauline runs after Marcelle, her heartbroken and slightly homelier friend, to comfort her. Marcelle was abandoned by her suitor. Though Pauline suggests...

Environmental, peace charter aims for U.N. endorsement

September 30, 2002

The advocates for a document that outlines principles for sustaining the environment and working toward world peace hope to have it endorsed by the United Nations, they said while meeting at the University...

Architecture building adds solar power system

September 26, 2002

The newly renovated architecture building on the University's East Bank is equipped to shed light on alternative energy sources. The University and Xcel Energy installed a 72-panel photovoltaic system...

Local transient passes out in Willey Hall

September 20, 2002

Edgar Coleman, a local transient on the University's campus, was found unconscious near the east entrance of Willey Hall on the second floor at approximately 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Coleman was taken to the...

Tapped gas line halts Hiawatha light rail construction project

September 12, 2002

Construction of the Hiawatha Avenue light rail line was interrupted Wednesday morning when Minnesota Transit contractors tapped a four-inch gas line in downtown Minneapolis. Natural gas leaked and was...

Is you ain’t my baby?

August 26, 2002

f you are debating whether or not to pursue homemaking in the city, watch Rosemary's Baby (1968), playing this Monday at the Oak Street Cinema as part of their retrospective of films by Polish director...

A Hollywood Ending

May 1, 2002

Last week I joined journalists at the press junket for Woody Allen's latest film, Hollywood Ending, in New York City. After spending a DreamWorks Studios-sponsored night in the Drake Hotel on 5th Ave,...

‘Hungry Man’ serves war-time insight

February 20, 2002

It was his father's suicide that inspired Rob Ritzenthaler to document soldiers experiencing post traumatic stress disorder. In 1990, war veteran Captain James M. Ritzenthaler took his life after dealing...

Office space

October 5, 2001

Haiku Tunnel Directed by Josh & Jacob Kornbluth (Josh Kornbluth, Warren Keith, Amy Resnick, Sarah Overman) Rated: R     Haiku Tunnel is a high school forensics monologue gone movie-sized...

Babysitting sucks; Filmmaking and pinball don’t

July 3, 2001

To mark the number of people who dream of writing a screenplay, stretch your arms out so your hands are as far away from each other as possible. Now bring your hands shoulder-width apart - that's how many...

Homecoming royalty chosen

October 23, 2000

It doesn't matter if a candidate has the prettiest face on campus and it doesn't matter if a candidate is the teacher's pet. The selection process for royalty candidates at the University is different...