The Minnesota Daily

All content by Thomas Douty

Daily Extras mark careers of presidents

April 12, 2000

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the appointment of a new University president headlined The Minnesota Daily's fourth- and fifth-ever extra editions in the 1960s. Word of the assassination...

Thief takes more than $200 from sandwich shop

April 5, 2000

An unknown man robbed a University-area restaurant Sunday afternoon and got away with more than $200. A 5-foot-9, white man wearing a green stocking cap walked into the Subway Sandwiches and Salad Shop...

Guilty plea leads to prison time for arsonist

April 3, 2000

In a packed courtroom March 30, a remorseful Shane Matthew Knapp received his sentence for unintentionally murdering an 18-year-old woman as a result of an Aug. 5 fire he set in a University Avenue apartment...

Proposed bill could put minors through cash withdrawal

March 24, 2000

Minnesota lawmakers are attempting to make life a little tougher on minors who use fake identification cards by increasing the maximum fine by up to $2,300. The proposed law, which passed a House committee...

Police focus on drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

March 22, 2000

Area law enforcement officers involved in the Nighttime Concentrated Alcohol Patrol cracked down on drinking and driving on St. Patrick's Day. According to Minnesota State Patrol statistics, the evening...

City combats hate crimes with newly formed group

March 21, 2000

A network, newly formed by city officials and civic leaders, will go into Minneapolis communities to train and educate neighborhood groups in helping victims of hate crimes. Minneapolis city officials...

University Police prepare for St. Patrick’s Day drunk drivers

March 17, 2000

University Police will team up with area law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk drivers tonight for St. Patrick's Day. The operation, nighttime concentrated alcohol patrol (NightCAP), is funded...

Woman walks in on burglary

March 15, 2000

A former University student is considering moving out of Dinkytown after she walked in on an attempted burglary of her apartment and was attacked. The 23-year-old woman came home to her apartment on Eighth...

Firefighter’s remove body from Mississippi River

March 2, 2000

Minneapolis firefighters pulled the body of an unidentified black male from the Mississippi River early Tuesday evening. Joggers and passersby spotted the body on the west shore of the Mississippi River...

Man pleads guilty to murder as result of fire

March 2, 2000

A Minneapolis man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in Hennepin County District Court. Shane Matthew Knapp pled guilty yesterday to the murder of 18-year-old...

Robber takes $150 cash from U area business

March 1, 2000

An unknown suspect robbed a University area business at gunpoint early Feb. 23 and escaped with about $150 in cash. A man walked into Gary's University Service on Como Avenue in southeast Minneapolis at...

Police to test fingerprint scanner

March 1, 2000

As technology decreases the time it takes to identify someone, the rights of the individual will remain intact. The University Police, through a $1.5 million federal grant, will soon purchase two portable...

Television judge speaks on past struggles in black community

February 24, 2000

Judge Greg Mathis overcame a life of crime and used the inspiration of his ailing mother and the advice of a concerned judge to inspire him to pursue a life helping youth. Mathis, who hosts a nationally...

Woman’s identity stolen in phone-bill fraud

February 23, 2000

A Nebraska woman is angry after someone used her name, Social security number and date of birth to incur more than $200 in U S West telephone bills at a University area apartment. Shelly Thompson said...

Tough Times at Hard Times Cafe

February 21, 2000

The Hard Times Cafe has been a scene of angst and upheaval for the past several weeks and now teeters on the possibility of closing its doors for good. The owners and many volunteers have sacrificed paychecks,...

Posters, photos stolen from Bierman

February 16, 2000

A 6-by-4 poster of former Minnesota basketball player Jim Shikenjanski was ripped from its frame and stolen Saturday night from the balcony of Bierman/Gibson-Nagurski Athletic Facility. Two large football...

Basketball player cited

February 9, 2000

Minneapolis police apprehended a University Gophers basketball player following the team's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday night. Junior forward John-Blair Bickerstaff was cited for consumption of liquor...

U card fraud suspects caught

February 4, 2000

Despite the various requirements a University student must go through to obtain a U Card, three people might have found a way to take advantage of the system. A 28-year-old woman and a Minneapolis man...

Police arrest prostitute on East Bank

February 2, 2000

Police arrested a 20-year-old woman for prostitution Jan. 26 in an undercover operation on the University's East Bank. Police arrested the woman for allegedly offering to perform sexual acts on an undercover...

Arrests made in Hard Times case

February 1, 2000

Hard Times Cafe customers had a hard time getting into the neighborhood coffee shop Monday night when they were greeted by windows covered with old newspapers and a sign on the front door that read: "The...

Police link area robbery to two Minneapolis thefts

January 27, 2000

For the second time in two weeks a University-area business was robbed, but Minneapolis police said the two incidents are unrelated. A man walked into the Econolodge, located at 2500 University Ave. SE,...

Man arrested for using a stolen check at local bar

January 26, 2000

A man was arrested at Dub's Pub Thursday night for allegedly forging a stolen check. The 38-year-old suspect allegedly attempted to cash a stolen check at the bar on 14th Avenue in Dinkytown. He has not...

Former employee appeals University discrimination suit

January 24, 2000

A former University hospital employee is appealing a ruling by a federal court saying the school did not discriminate against him. Dennis High, an employee on the school's security staff, originally sued...

Police suspect weapon use in Harvard Market robbery

January 21, 2000

A lone male stole about $150 from Harvard Market East on Thursday morning with what appeared to be a weapon hidden under a hat. The store, located at 828 Washington Ave. S.E., was robbed yesterday morning...

Committee to analyze cases of academic fraud

December 10, 1999

The next step in the process of renewing the academic integrity of the University is to analyze the individual cases of fraud listed in the Nov. 19 investigative report. The University set up a four-member...

Rutgers fights for athletic reform

December 3, 1999

While the University embarks on an effort to restructure its men's athletics program, a New Jersey group is taking a different approach to academic problems it shares with universities across the nation. English...

National groups review academic integrity reform

November 22, 1999

In the wake of the Friday's administrative changes, college-sports reformers are pushing for radical measures to ensure academic integrity across the country. Jon Ericson, a Drake University professor...

Retired music professor dies of cancer at 71

November 10, 1999

Retired music professor Richard Byrne loved life to its fullest and never let the disease that eventually claimed his life douse his spirits. "He was always known for his wit and sense of humor," said...

Area artist ‘shows’ sound in paintings

October 18, 1999

Seeing sound is difficult to do, but Baofeng Wang's paintings break the barrier. In "Sounds of Nature," which opened Friday at the University's Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, Wang's 27-piece collection...

Humphrey Center hosts lieutenant governor

October 5, 1999

Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk had to ask her husband about Jesse Ventura when his campaign committee recruited her to be his running mate. Schunk's husband showed her a photograph of the former wrestler with his...

Washington Avenue Bridge receives annual makeover

September 10, 1999

The white panels of the Washington Avenue Bridge were slowly beginning to disappear as people from across the University put their creativity to work. Students, student organizations and faculty members...