Star Tribune from Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 19, 1982 · Page 44
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 19, 1982
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Wed., May 19, 1982 Flanagan Continued Musicians union. .' Cheers to all and thank you. I was reminded at the CUE lunch that planner Larry Irvin once told me what Hennepin Av. needs to revive its image as our principal entertainment street is a variety of entertainment activities everything from piano bars to belly dancers. Ralph Rapson, head of the .University of Minnesota School of Architecture, who was also at the lunch, agreed. He pointed out that inanimate decorations such as metal tree sculptures aren't exciting enough to draw people downtown. (The metal trees have been scrapped, happily). I agree with both of them. What the city must do before it decorates is find entrepreneurs of entertainment Then it must court them with tax breaks or some inducement to lure them to downtown Hennepin. I0 make the street look better quicker, city officials should consider lining the streetscape with miniature lights as was suggested here recently by Duane Schuler, a lighting designer. Those lights cost $4 to $5 a foot, are encased in waterproof, maintenance-free tubes and last 50 years. The Nankin Cafe's illuminated sign, designed about 52 years ago by the late George Behonek of the Brede Co., has been banned from the City Center facade by Oxford Development Corp. executives. I Continued from page 3C Park. The 3,100-pound fiberglass figure is similar to one Davis erected in 1980 on Little Cranberry Island, which he also owned. Davis and the National Park Service 4C Le Sueur: Construction crew cuts telephone service for hours Long-distance telephone service to most of south-central and southwestern Minnesota was disrupted for about eight hours Tuesday when a construction crew accidentally cut a telephone cable. The cable was cut at about 7:30 a.m. by a crew digging a hole for a street light along Hwy. 169 in southern Scott County. The accident affected long-distance service to Mankato, Worthington, New Ulm, Waseca, Marshall and Windom plus large areas in the 507 area code around those cities, said Northwestern Bell spokesman John Walker in Minneapolis. Autopsy Continued from Medical examiner Goldschmidt said Debbie Race had no water in her lungs or any marks on her body. He termed the cause of death "immersion hypothermia," meaning the 37-degree water caused a fatal drop in her body temperature. Robert Pozos, an authority on hypothermia at the University of Minne-sota-Duluth, estimated that she might have lost consciousness in about 20 minutes. Hypothermia causes body functions to slow until the heart stops. Larry Race's account of the evening is as follows: He and his wife went for an evening ride aboard their inboard-outboard craft following a celebration of their 14th wedding anniversary. The boat started leaking and the engine stopped. Debbie Race panicked; she was afraid of the water and couldn't swim. Moreover, she was afraid of the boat because it had sunk the Priest Continued from page leave of absence from the Ave Maria Church of Wheaton, a town of about 2,000 on the South Dakota border. The 53-year-old priest was described as a well-liked member of the community. Announcement of the charges last month was greeted with "quiet sympathy and concern," one resident said. Monsignor Alphonse Kremer. vicar general of the St. Cloud Diocese, said there would be no decision about Eccleston's future until the priest could state his own views on it. Kremer said, however, that he thought it unlikely that Eccleston, 53, would return to the diocese. The charges against Eccleston resulted from an investigation by agents of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who said several male prostitutes had told of being paid by Eccleston for sex. One youth, according to the crime Minneapolis Star and Tribune from page 1C wish city officials had insisted on rehanging it Since they haven't yet a new Nankin sign has been designed using the same color as the City Center building whatever that's called and red neon. Bernard Herman of Cottle-Herman Architects, Inc., who won a national award for the exciting new Nankin interior, designed it. Summer's biggest glass of Iced tea may be the one at the 429 Cafe at Powers. It's served in a brandy snifter. Another cool sip for summer is the iced avocado soup that Jean Claude Tindlilier creates at his St. Louis Park gourmet takeout shop, Le Petit Chef . It's a delish dish. And then there is the cookie "war" being waged downtown by McGlynn Bakeries from its cookie shop in Dayton's and Grandma Gebhard's, the cookie emporium on the skyway in the new First Bank Place. The chocolate chip cookies at both spots are great although my own still are preferred at our house but Grandma Gebhard's oatmeal butterscotch cookie with walnuts is a rare treat. ' Another is the fresh fruit, such as strawberries, that Dayton's is dipping into white chocolate as a special summer sweet. Finally, Fresh Promise, a food store concept backed by Curt Carlson, opens today in St Louis Park's Miracle Mile Center on Excelsior Blvd. It will sell only fresh items fish, fowl, fruit etc. Around Minnesota are scheduled to meet Monday in St. Louis County District Court at Duluth to settle on a price for Little Cranberry Island, which the government seized after Davis erected the first statue and a cabin, i The statue violates park service rules that forbid structures inside the park. In addition, part of the 612 area code around the cities of Arlington, Belle Plaine, Green Isle, Gaylord, Henderson and Le Sueur also was affected. Walker said the phone company rerouted calls so that the affected communities received some long-distance telephone service during the day but that the service was severely restricted. I The break was repaired and normal service restored at 3:15 p.m., Walker said. Compiled from staff reports and the Associated Press. page 3C summer before with Larry Race and two of their three children aboard. (Race salvaged and repaired the boat.) Although the leak was minor, Larry Race's account continues, his wife insisted on abandoning the boat. With her in the raft and him in the water, they tried paddling to shore. Somehow they became separated, and Larry Race returned to the boat. He lighted the flares and then was able to restart the boat and drive it to shallow water. He swam to shore and called the sheriffs office. Debbie Race's body was found near shore on the east edge of Duluth, about 19 hours after her husband said she entered the life raft. As part of the investigation, Sertich said, the department is talking to the Races' friends, families and associates. 3C bureau, told agents that Eccleston began paying him for sex in July 1980 and that the practice continued until March 1982. The youth will turn 18 this summer, agents said. DFL 'centrist' coalition backs Spannaus, Growe Associated Press A DFL ticket of Warren Spannaus and Joan Growe has been endorsed by the Coalition for a Progressive DFL, a segment of the DFL Party. Spannaus, attorney general, is seeking party endorsement for governor. Secretary of State Growe is seeking endorsement for lieutenant governor but, failing that, will run for reelection. The group also endorsed Paul Wellstone. a Northfield college professor, for state auditor. r u-- u - u v f 1 hi. x 4 Staff Photo by Neil McGahee I So m . a-uw-'-w r.. . jam m 3 Lending a helping hand Ed Beaupre of Owatonna had a big job on his hands Tuesday. A tornado that touched down in the southern Minnesota city Monday afternoon tore the porch from Beaupre's house, destroyed a storage shed and reduced a Winnebago camper to a chassis and wheels. Friends and relatives came out to help Beaupre with the cleanup. A restaurant, a racquetbalt club and a lumberyard also were damaged by the tornado. Insurance will help cover Beaupre's losses. Solbakken Zip code Continued from page 3C in, I called." Eventually more than 40 people reserved spots for the weekend. Most were in their 30s and from the Twin Cities area. "We ended up turning away paying guests," Beth Blank said. "Everybody is very money-conscious ' this year," she added. "But the appeal of a free vacation four hours of work out of a 24-hour day is not that bad a deal." Hauling debris from the yard, tinkering with the lawn mower, painting, wallpapering and other chores were typical of what Beth Blank termed the "grunt work" to be done. "It's funny what you'll do for somebody else but won't do for yourself," said Sheila Fugina as she brushed a new coat of paint on window trim. "It's taken us three years to do the trim on our house. We'll do this all on one weekend." No one complained about the work; most said it was fun: Linda Nistler-Schnabel and Mary Forner, both of St. Cloud, volunteered to wallpaper the bathroom in the resort's lake home. After work, they would shop in nearby Grand Marais, Minn., making sure to pick up some smoked fish And they'd spend some time just watching Lake Superior, which is "a little wilder" in spring, Nistler-Schnabel said. The next day, she would try working a roto-tiller. "I said I'd do it, and I don't even know how," she said with a giggle. Nathan Shaw, the Minneapolis carpenter, said that if he figured out the payment for his labor by the hour, "I'd be better off staying at home." But the casual pace of the work and the chance to get to know others made it worthwhile. "I think this'll be the start of ft longstanding tradition," predicted Elena Shaw, who was intrigued by the Blanks' version of bartering. Several others were already making plans to return for another working vacation next spring. . The Blanks, who've owned Solbakken (Norwegian for "sunny hills") for 2i2 years, said they couldn't have done alone what their laboring quests accomplished. They said they expect to make the same offer next year. In fact, the idea worked out so well that they're considering using it on some other projects. A cure for the problems with their pipes and a design for possible expansion of the resort could be accomplished, they said, by a vacationing plumber anJ arcttilect. .... O J- r i 3 Continued from page 1C used the old zip code." People also have forgotten to notify some companies or agencies that they don't deal with regularly. Sherry Schmidt forgot about the water department. The Schmidts have some property in Minneapolis and get quarterly water bills. At least they do now. They missed one bill and didn't know it until the penalty provision for late payment had already gone into effect. Some of the postal employees suspect that all the return mail hasn't come from oversights and from bulk mailers who ignored the changes. They suspect that a few residents have dug their heels in, so to speak, for snooty reasons. After ail, (Vayzsita and Lake Minnetonka are where the super-rich folk live and play. That might lend some snob appeal to a Wayzata mailing address, or so the theory goes. But no one seems to have any evidence to suggest that the theory is even vaguely accurate. George Wilson does have some evidence that the post office has contributed to the confusion. He said he tried to change his mailing address oniy to discover that the Internal Revenue Service's computers wouldn't have anything to do with zip code 55447. "It kept changing the zip code to 55441," he said. (Postal officials said tax information and Social Security checks have been delivered regularly even if the mailing addresses were wrong). Wilson said he has had troubles with magazines, too. "I found out that the new zip code (55447) was not entered into the national zip code directory until this year. The IRS and magazine n distributors pnd others program their computers with the national directory, so when it is wrong you've got troubles. My daughter subscribed to a magazine and, after months and months, they finally sent her money back and a letter explaining that their computer wouldn't accept the subscription because of our zip code. "I must say," Wilson added, "that things are getting better now, but do you want to hear something that is still crazy? Well, the mayor and everybody said that one reason for using Plymouth as an address is to help give the town an identity. That's . fine, but now you can get mail if it is ad-lrcsscd to Plymouth or Minneapolis if you use the 55 i47 zip code. "What's funny is swapping Wayzata for Minneapolis. That's a crazy way to build identity, if you ask me." Scottish island for sale Scarp Island, a remote, uninhabited Scottish island of 2,700 acres in the Outer Hebrides, is for sale for the equivalent cf $144,000. "There's one house, currently uninhabited, a tev sheep and plenty of beauty," aid Guy Galbraith of the real-estate agents Savins, which is handling the sale for the owners, an unidentified Swiss land-owning com-nnnv ElOCtlOnS Continued from page 1C high-school closing issue. It is the major issue, no question about it." These results from other districts were available when this edition went to press: Anoka-Hennepin (District II) Incumbent Carl E. Anderson was defeated in his bid for reelection to one seat. He had served on the board for six years. Anderson, with 295 votes, was defeated by Donald Irvin, who received 332 votes. Irvin is a University of Minnesota professor of industrial education. A third candidate, Richard Bragg, a school teacher in the Centennial district received 35 votes. For the second school board seat, the incumbent Larry Johnson, won with 199 votes. His opponent, Thomas Nelson, received 192 votes. Johnson is in the insurance business and Nelson works for the state of Minnesota. Belle Plaine (716) Two incumbents won in a quiet election, with only 73 ballots cast. Roger Hallgren and Roger Deigehausen, were elected to terms that will run to July of 1985. Hallgren received 72 votes, and Deigehausen received 68. Hall-' gren is a physician and Deigehausen works with the state department of education. Bloomington (271) A flood of write-in ballots 894 of them, for 46 separate candidates, snarled vote-counting and made some retabula-tion necessary. But unofficial results showed that incumbents Ed Johnson and Gordon Griller were reelected, Johnson with-1,109 votes and Griller with 1,087. District officials said they could not explain the high number of write-in ballots. Brooklyn Center (286) Both incumbents were elected in very light voting. David Kaliher, an optometrist, received 85 votes, and David Jarl, who works for Land-o-Lakes, received 74. Buffalo (877) Incumbents were , elected, defeating two challengers. Ted Heins, a farmer with 246 votes, and Idella Siegler, a homemaker, with 359 votes, both won. They defeated Marilyn Buman, a homemaker and ' part-time student with 197 votes, and Shell! McCue, a group home supervisor with 77 votes. Burnsville (HI) Incumbents Frances Potts, Daniel Cybyske and John Coskran were elected. They defeated Larry Thompson, a technical leader for 3M Company. Potts, a homemaker, received 1,223 votes; Cybyske, a newspaper circulation manager, received 1,136; Coskran, associate director for Catholic Charities, received 1,116; Thompson received 596. . Centennial (2) In a bid for two three-year seats, newcomer Karen Anderson, a homemaker with an election-high 300 votes, and incumbent Gerald Pehl, an accountant with 278 votes, defeated incumbent Mary Cleary, 217 votes, and challenger Gerald Scalze, 167 votes. Marvin Myhre was reelected for a two-year term with 196 votes over challengers Darlene Hults, 132 votes, Cecelia Weible, 97 votes, and David Lutz, 63 votes. Chaska (112) Three persoas, including one incumbent, were elected from a field of five candidates. Harvey Clark,, a teacher and the incumbent, received 321 votes. The two new members are Michael Fahey, an attorney, with 464 votes, and Mar-cy Waritz, a homemaker, with 492 votes. Robert C. Dunn, a Realtor, received 129 votes, and John Var-one, a teacher, received 131 votes. Both lost. Two board members, Justine Phillips and William McCaw, chose not to run. Delano (879) Two incumbents and one new member were elected. Incumbents Richard Meyer was elected to a two-year seat, and James Iten won a three-year term. Meyer, a Maple Plain businessman, received 554 votes, and Iten, a Delano mortician, 460. Charles Otto, a truck driver, won a three-year term with 261 votes. Other candidates for the three-year seat were Harold Clark, a Hamel engineer with 251 votes, and a write-in candidate, Tom Driggers, who received 129 votes. Edlna (273) Two incumbents were elected in what school officials called "very light" voting. George Kite, a vice president with Target Stores, received 659 votes, and Nancy Atchison, a homemaker, received 626 votes. The third candidate for the three seats was James D. Moe, an attorney, who received 698 votes. He earned the seat held by Glenn Smith, an attorney, who decided not to seek reelection. All terms run through June of 1985. Elk River (728) Incumbent Don Cooper, a correctional department manager; Ivan Sand, a teacher, and Roberta Takle, an accountant and homemaker were elected to three-year terms. They defeated Mark Sie-laff, a College teacher; Richard Bee-die Jr., a college teacher, G.D. Ja-cobsen, a farmer, Mark Ketchum, Frederick Huff and Douglas Pitzele, an electronic repairman. Cooper received 540 votes; Sand received 503, Takle 491, Sielaff 449, Beedle 105, Ketchum 186, Jacobsen 93, Huff 85, Pitzele 55 and Marcia Kurilla withdrew from the election. Incumbent Ernie Goldenman, a manager, was elected to a two-year term. He received fi66 votes, defeating John Finch, a salesman who received 149. Fannlngton 192) Incumbent Klaartje Stegmaier, a homemaker, and Warren Sif'erath, a county agent, were elected. They defeated John Nelson, an elementary principal, John McKnight, a deputy sheriff and Barbara Bennett, a homemaker. Stegmaier received 392 votes, Slffer-ath received 250, Nelson recleved 246, McKnlght received 146 and Bennett received 193. Incumbent James Gerths chose, not to run. Hopkins (270) Incumbent William Soules, an attorney, and Barbar Hlse, a homemaker, were elected. They defeated Thomas Hance, a wholesale distributor, and Judy Reinehr, an employee of White Motor Co. Soules received 1,107 votes; Hlse received 1.378: Hance received 997. and Reinehr received 1,023. Incumbent Lorraine Clugg did not run. Voters also decided to permanently expand the board from six to seven : members: 1,566 voted yes, 700 voted no. Lakeville (114) Fred Nelson and , Sharon Thompson were elected. Nelson, a business manager, received 423 votes; Thompson, a homemaker and dairy farmer, received 382. They defeated Juane Bakken, 160 votes; Ronald Gerk, 40 votes; Edward Korba, 224 votes; Leonard Tuma, 133 votes; Laura Wojnar-owski, 216 votes. Incumbents Clyde Weierke and Virginia Emond chose not to run. Minnetonka (276) Incumbent Alan Dugan, a management consultant, and Jeanine Renard, a nurse, were elected to three-year terms. Dugan received 539 votes, Renard received 549. They defeated J. Hlddlng, an acountant, 428 votes; Robert Bean, a , bank employee, 106 votes; John Zleg-ler, a chaplain, 363 votes; Mary Jo Roberts, 493 votes, and David Paul- . son, a publishing representative, 274 votes. Incumbent Glenn Olson did not run. Elected to a two-year term, was William Swearengin, a .freelance writer. Swearengin received ! 514 votes. He defeated Steve Demer- 1 itt, a food marketer, 253 votes; Sheldon Nills, a systems engineer, 493 votes; William Barrett, an engineering manager, 136 votes. Joseph Mor-an retired from the board. Mounds View (621) Incumbent Ruth Schroepfer and Daniel Maguire were elected. They defeated Gerald Blomberg. Schroepfer, a nurse, received 1,488 votes; Maguire received 1,424; Blomberg received 441. Incumbent R. Alan DeVries chose not to run. . North St Paul-Maplewood (622) Incumbents Charles Wiger and, Paul Sandberg were elected. Wiger, a lobbyist for the Minnesota Medical Association, and Sandberg, a mortician, defeated Robert Martinson, a teacher, and Stephen Sandquist, a hotel manager. The vote, breakdown: Wiger, 957; Sandberg, 710; Martinson, 495; Sandquist 478. Norwood-Young America (108) Incumbent Dennis Mielke, a farmer, and David Elling, an insurance agent, were elected to three-year terms. They defeated Joanne Lortis, a homemaker. Mielke received 231 votes, Elling 248, and Lortis 73. Incumbent Curtis Wolter chose not to run. Evon Dammann was elected to a two-year term. She ran unopposed and received 65 votes. The position became available when incumbent Thomas Lehtinen resigned. Orono (278) Incumbents David McKown and Reuben Palm were elected. McKown, a contractor and farmer, and Palm, the owner of Palm Bros., ran unopposed. McKown received 133 votes; Palm received 127. Osseo (279) Incumbent Patience Gall and Clair Coughlin were elected. They defeated Terry Bluml, Tom Cheney and Ralph Durand. Gall received 1,198 votes, Coughlin, 929; Durand, 671; Cheney, 546, and Bluml, 198. Incumbent Tak Osada did not run. Richfield (280) Incumbents Robert Lindgren and Roger Stern were elected to three-year terms, while an incumbent was defeated in his bid for a one-year seat Wendell Treichel lost to David Sumnicht 689 votes to 903. Treichel had been appointed last December, but Sumnicht had DFL endorsement. Lindgren received 1.206 votes, and Stern, 1,138. Rockford (883) Incumbents George Sawatzke and Earl Rux were returned for three-year terms with 327 votes and 211 votes, respectively. They topped a field of five challengers: Nelda Remus, 110; Cynthia Bessette, 64; Susan Mickelson, 192; Nancy Lambrecht, 81, and Juanita Ball, 103. Rosemount (106) Incumbents Lloyd Krob, 695 votes, and Donald Westerhausen, 848 votes, were victorious in bids for three-year terms over Kathy Wheeler, 530 votes, and Duane Glum, 130 votes. In a contest for two other seats, incumbent Dar-ril Wegscheld, 893 votes, was elected to a two-year term, and newcomer David Phillips, 953 votes, was elect-! ed to a one-year term, to replace a board member who is stepping down early. Greg Brinkhaus finished third with 357 votes. 1 St Anthony-New Brighton (282) Homemaker Julia Bjorklund, who failed to win a seat last year, edged Marge Cowan, also a homemaker, who was appointed last October to fill the seat vacated by Harold Gray. Bjorklund had 396 votes. Cowan had 354 votes and incumbent David Bordwell, who owns an insulation company, was elected with the largest number of votes, 416. (Staff writers Shoshana Hoose, Martha S. Allen, Neal St Anthony and Julie Kramer contributed to this article.)

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