Published on October 5 2005

Duluth News Tribune | 10/01/2005 | Swenson wants to offer scholarships to vandals
James I. Swenson, chief financial backer of University of Minnesota Duluth's new science building, says he is turning the other cheek. Swenson said he and UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin have talked about offering the vandals, who caused $8 million in damages to the new science building November, scholarships to the university. Swenson said the idea is to give the young men a tour of the science building, let them talk with some students and then offer them some incentive to get their lives in order. The juveniles have pleaded guilty to felonies: first-degree criminal damage to property, and burglary charges ranging from first to fourth degree. They have been sentenced to time at Woodland Hills residential treatment center, community service, and were ordered to pay a total of $233,258 in restitution. They are also banned from the UMD campus unless accompanied by someone from Woodland Hills. While the boys still have several years to go before they reach college age, "actions like this mean we are offering these young men a chance to be better people," said Emily Gaarder, assistant professor of sociology at UMD. "The community is giving them a chance to succeed."

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Published on October 4 2005

Your Birthdate: October 4
You have an extraordinary character - moral, responsible, and disciplined.
Your sincerely and honesty shine through in almost every situation.
Driven and focused, you rarely let your emotions get the better of you.
You're level headed and rational. People count on your to look at things objectively.

Your strength: Your unwavering loyalty and ethics

Your weakness: Your rock solid stubbornness

Your power color: Navy blue

Your power symbol: Shield

Your power month: April
Finally, somebody understands me!!! Even if it *is* a dumb webpage somewhere, there is somebody out there who knows me.... Lordy.....I need a vacation.

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Published on October 3 2005

Oct. 4 ‹ St. Francis Day ‹ Christian ‹ Honoring one of the most beloved saints, who renounced family wealth to follow the Gospel. He soon founded the Franciscans, stressing humility and poverty. He is patron saint of Italy, animals and animal welfare agencies. Oct. 4 ‹ Ramadan begins ‹ Islam ‹ The month in which the Holy Quran was revealed. It is a time to honor self-discipline and the commands of God by fasting: Food, drink and sexual activity are prohibited between dawn and dusk each day. Oct. 4 ‹ Navaratri begins‹ Hindu ‹ A nine-night harvest festival that exalts the motherhood aspect of God and the triumph of good over evil. It celebrates goddess Durga, who destroyed the demon Ahishasura. The festival is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures.
And of course, yesterday was:
Oct. 3 ‹ Rosh Hashanah ‹ Jewish ‹ The Jewish New Year, also called Days of Awe or the High Holy Days, a time for spiritual reassessment of one's life. A ram's horn, or shofar, is blown in synagogue, alerting worshipers to ethical self-examination.

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Published on October 3 2005

So where's my eclipse already????????
This week October 3 through October 9 Libra Big things are happening for you this week, or at least seeds are being planted which may sprout in a few weeks or months time. There is a Solar Eclipse in your sign on Monday which may bring about events that at first result in chaos. But don?t let appearances disturb you, as they will soon change and become your chance for a fresh new start. This Eclipse has a powerful and exciting effect on your life and may bring things to pass that you had not expected at such an early date. Best wishes for this week, from the astrologers of AstroCenter.com

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Published on October 2 2005

This really sucks...badly. Woke up this morning to a knee swollen to half again normal size....swollen and stiff. This is *not* good. Went for my normal ride this afternoon, very very very slowly, but I just *had* to feel like I was doing something positive. It felt pretty good while I was riding, but I do NOT like the way it looks right now. Ice on the way. PLEASE don't let this be what I think it is.

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Published on October 1 2005

Ah, '92....That was such a fun season to watch. At that time, we were dealing with the worry of problems with my pregnancy with #2 daughter, knowing that she would be a premature baby. As scared about the whole situation as I was, I was trying so hard to not worry about all of the what-might-happens and one of the things I did was watch a lot of football. I'll never forget bouncing (gently) up and down on the sofa, yelling along to the TV "Who IS this guy? How did he get away with that?!?!?!? Did you SEE that pass????!!!" and feeling that maybe, just maybe, the Pack might do it this year...... And yes, Shannon was just fine.. A star is born Replaced
It was Aug. 5, 1992. At that point, Favre was coming off a lousy rookie season in Atlanta and had done nothing to demonstrate he was any better than the Packers' Don Majkowski, Mike Tomczak or Ty Detmer. The 22-year-old Favre sat in reflection as the names of some of the great quarterbacks in the National Football League - Dan Marino, John Elway, Troy Aikman and Jeff George - were cited for his consideration. Surely, he was asked, you lack the pure physical talent needed to be included with that crowd, don't you? "I can be," Favre said, and when his startled interviewer looked up, Favre didn't change his impassive expression. "I can do anything they can do. There's nobody in the league that I look at in awe. I just haven't proven it yet." Less than five months later, Favre would be voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team alongside Steve Young and Aikman.

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Published on October 1 2005

....is, by far, the hardest part. WoooHOOOO, got a 100% on my latest quiz!!!! \:D/

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Published on October 1 2005

Since I have a birthday coming up in a couple of days, one of my buddies at work thought it might be funny to forward this to me. It's a good thing I will not be returning to work for a week and a half--I will have time to think of an appropriate punishment for my 6th hand. Because #20 does NOT apply to me.
THE PERKS OF BEING OVER 40 1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you. 2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 3. No one expects you to run-anywhere (Good thing, too :-)) ) 4. People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?" 5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac. 6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way. 7. Things you buy now won't wear out. 8. You can eat dinner at 4 P.M. 9. You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations. 10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans. 11. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it. 12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge ( Nah, I *still* think of them as "suggestions") 13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room. 14. You sing along with elevator music. 15. Your eyes won't get much worse. 16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off. 17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service. ( ain't THIS the truth?!) 18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either. 19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size. 20. You can't remember who sent you this list.

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