Archive for September, 2004

Incredible Perils of Binge Drinking

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

Recently, due to newspaper stories about the football game between the University of Minnesota and Colorado State University, I became aware of an alcohol-related death of a coed this fall at CSU. This was a truly tragic development, as she was found dead after a night of drinking with a blood alcohol level of .436. […]

“Southern” Music

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

This week there have been several substantial articles in the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the process of selecting a cello player for the Minnesota Orchestra. Some 56 artists have auditioned for the job, and the field has been narrowed to two candidates, one of whom presently is the principal cellist for the Winnipeg Symphony. […]

Contemporary Science and Mules

Monday, September 6th, 2004

There is a high level of concern regarding current reproductive sciences as it relates to techniques such as cloning. The concerns range from issues that are highly technical to others that just don’t seem right (the ‘yuck’ factor). For a moment, let’s consider mules. Mules are the result of breeding a male donkey with a […]

Borah High School Football

Monday, September 6th, 2004

I went to school in Boise, Idaho, at Borah High School. During the 10-year period from 1972 to 1981, Borah won the state football championship 5 times, and was the runner-up 3 times. Us old timers (I was in the class of ’64) refer to that period as the ‘lean years’. During the preceeding 14 […]

J.C. Romero

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

Twins reliever J.C. Romero recently broke the club’s consecutive scoreless inning record, having gone 36 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run. So what, you might ask? A few years ago, when the Twins promoted Everyday Eddie Guardado to closer, J.C. took over the role of setup man and broke Everyday Eddie’s club record […]