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SundayAugust 281994 Star Tribune SPA' ESSAY CONTEST! Write the best essay and win a Fine Art" For contest information, iStringer His first job was with father's firm send a a.A.a.t. 10: "Contest" P.O. Box 207. Newport. MN 55055 Edward Stringer seek a solution and put together a group to talk to the franchise owners.

The franchisees finally agreed to a Continued from page IB i when it was necessary simply to de-' clare a course of action. Stringer did of the operation and management He also headed the Pillsbury Foundation. Stringer said it gave him a different Shades of FamilyWife, Virginia; children, Philip, 34, airline pilot; Lucy, 33, Summer athletic director; Charlie, 31, litigator; Carolyn. 28, recently received "per night' master's in theology and is job searching; grandchildren, Eleanor starting "9 69 Brunner, 2, and McNeil Stringer, 1. Horn St.

Paul Education Amherst Colleoe, Includes: 1957, University of Minnesota Law Along the way, he became active in organizations and boards. One of bis favorites has been Outward Bound, serving as president of the local organization and the board of the national group. He also focused on educational groups, serving on the board of trustees of Macalester College in St Paul, William Mitchell College of Law in St Paul and Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Anticipating his move to the Supreme Court, Stringer said in an earlier interview: "I have no special appetite for any particular cases. I look forward to working with the other justices and bringing our life experiences together to resolve issues." Resolving cases is important, but so is the administrative responsibility of the court.

"That'll be a fascinating process," he said. He joins Chief Justice A.M. (Sandy) Keith and Justices M. Jeanne Coyne, short waiting period, and Stringer found a solution. "He eliminated the threat and made friends of enemies," Lund said.

"Some lawyers would have said, 'If you want to fight with us, we'll fight' That reflected his ability to put himself in the shoes of others." Stringer graduated with honors with a degree in American Studies from Amherst College in 1957 and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1960. His first job was with his father's St. Paul law firm of Stringer, Donnelly Sharood. Stringer stayed there nine years, then moved to Briggs Morgan, where he specialized in antitrust and trade regulation litigation. view of law because as a practicing lawyer, he was the provider of legal services.

At Pillsbury, he became a consumer of legal services. In June 1989, President George Bush appointed Stringer to be general counsel of the Education Department "It was a fascinating experience," he said of his two years in Washington. His role was to enforce legislation. Among issues he dealt with were bilingual education, school districts not complying with federal discrimination laws and trade schools training students for jobs for which there was no demand. School, 1960 Career Governor's office, January 1992-June 1994; Education De Conunenul breakfast for 2 (Monday-Friday) Enjoy the Top of rhe Harbor Restaurant with spectacular view of bl Superiors the Harbor live entertainment in our lounge every weekend 'it would be hard to find another person with such a breadth of experi-'ence and who is such an excellent, 'excellent lawyer," said Ronald Lund, Medtronic senior vice president and general counsel, who worked with Stringer at Pillsbury.

joined Pillsbury in 1980 and rose to become executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer. i He learned one day through a courte-sy phone call that the company was 'going to be sued the next day, Lund -r was a major dispute that could have erupted into a class-action lawsuit involving franchises coast to idoqst, but Stringer refused to accept inevitability of a suit. He got the '9tner side to give him a few hours to partment, June 1989-June 1991; The Pillsbury 1980-1989; Briggs Morgan, 1969-1980; Stringer, Donnelly Sharood, Poo, whirlpool, sauna i Walk to the Depot, Canal Park, Lake WalkS Vista Fleet Cruises Plur. Ux per night. Advance reservation 1960-1969.

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Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 727-8981 He came back to Minnesota to become Carlson's deputy chief of staff in January 1992 and became chief of staff in October 1992. In 1980, he moved to Pillsbury, where he also worked nine years. He was a member of the executive committee and was involved in all phases Esther Tomljanovich, Sandra Garde-bring, Alan Page and Paul Anderson. RESERVATIONS WORLDWIDE on cau rood TiAva pio Services Ties to Old Wbrld tend to weaken ''toe-flrjrjnrBiaMBBBM. Jftakj- "For the last three decades, we have been the window for the church into Eastern Europe," he said.

"We have arranged bishops' conferences in Eastern Europe and provided support in different ways. We're still doing it now that the door is open." The synod is holding seminars on "You always knew that if you didn't see your family during the week you'd see them on Sunday, or at a church dinner or function. Now everybody lives so many miles apart it has to be something special before you make an effort to get together. I guess things just change." Marlys Michalik apart it has to be something special before you make an effort to get together. I guess things just change." The Rev.

Albert Marcis, president of the Slovak language district of the Missouri Synod said he, too, mourns the loss of Slovak services, although the Missouri Synod still has about 60 around the nation. "I can speak Slovak, and a few of our leaders still can," he said from his office in Ohio. "But most of our work is in English now, too. It would be nice if the language didn't die off, but our mission thrust of building new churches far outweighs the language." stewardship and evangelism and on church renewal. "We also interpret the situation in Slovakia to the ELCA constituency.

There's a Slovak church in Yugoslavia." But, like Marcis, he said that most Continued from page IB Vt The story is ages old. An immigrant group comes to the United States, bringing its language and customs 'along with its religion. But as suc-(Ceeding generations become part of the mainstream, the language begins 1b die, leaving only occasional cele-brations of the customs. Old World Jties don't seem as strong. However, the theology is still there.

Holy Emmanuel hasn't wavered from its Missouri Synod Lutheran theology, for example, but for churches to continue growing they must shed the ethnic identities that serve increasingly small numbers and reach out to new groups. jhere is a cycle of gain and loss for the Christian community. They're losing their heritage, for one $tng," said Marlys Michalik. "That church was built by the hard-working Slovak people. Like John's parents.

They saved their money and loved their church. It was their social place, not just their spiritual life. "That's how I remember it. It was puj social life. You always knew that you didn't see your family during the week you'd see them on Sunday, at a church dinner or function.

Now everybody lives so many miles i U.S. services are in English. Thirty-seven Slovak ELCA congregations are scattered throughout the East and Midwest, he said, but some of those only hold a few services in Slovak. The Rev. Marshall Pechauer, who The Rev.

Warren Sortebere, who works on urban ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), put Marcis' sentiments a little differently. Afred Adler Institute of Minnesota 988-4170 er for the same purpose and the old taught the young. I think we'll be losing that now. It's hard to see something like that going on. But people join now from many different nationalities, and I can see how they thought they needed another English service." Aside from the language and customs, the church also is losing the special Slovak piety and connections to Eastern Europe, said the Rev.

Juan Cobrda, bishop of the Slovak Synod in the ELCA. does congregational development for the ELCA in southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities, said, "I think congregations are being more sensitive or more aware of the fact that their communities are changing. Pastors and leaders are asking how to serve the new people moving into Aug. 21 service in Bloomington, said he hopes the church community will keep the annual Slovak banquet. As if he could taste them, he listed one Slovak delicacy after another.

"As long as we have ladies willing to prepare it, I'll find stomachs willing to eat it," he said. He also plans on making calls on the older Slovak people who still enjoy speaking the mother language. "History is the greatest teacher we have," he said. "I learned my language from my sainted mom and dad." Michalik said that the old Slovak community showed "our grandchildren that all ages could come togeth "We often mistake the gospel for the cultural container it comes in," he said. "The container is not the gospel.

We ought to cherish all the containers. We ought to celebrate and claim our European heritage only as a valid culture that has transmitted the faith, but not as an idol. There's a ditch on both sides of the road, if we give up one ethnicity for another." The Rev. Emil Velebir, who led the Call about Continuing Education Classes Classes held one night per week, one Saturday per month Accredited by North Central Association our neighborhoods, we re still not coming up with a lot of clear answers about all that" Union may expand railroad strike Even one seizure a year causes trouble. You can "Live Well with Epilepsy." Ask your doctor or call us for discreet advice.

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The United Transportation Union J(UTU), on strike since July 13, said at told the National Mediation Board Friday night that it would be free at p.m. today to expand the strike, 'a move known as a secondary boy-'icon. The union said the action is permitted under the Railway Labor 'Ad i xBruce Wigent, UTU vice president, Minneapolis-based Soo Line and (its'owner, Canada-based CP Rail Sys fieri, "have demonstrated complete fctxitempt for the bargaining Jpracess." "While our members have had the support of IS other crafts and have shut down up to 90 percent of the Soo Line business, it is now time to shut down the other 10 percent to force them to the bargaining table," Wigent said. The union said it hasn't decided when the secondary picketing and boycott might begin. It said its members were asked to continue picketing Soo Line property, but not to begin picketing non-Soo property until notice from UTU Assistant President LW.

Swert. Meanwhile, another spokesman for the union said Saturday that the National Mediation Board had asked the two sides to meet today in Minneapolis. Mark McDonough of Wisconsin-based Labor Strategies that the UTU had refused to accept a plan for trains to be operated in yards by conductors only. The UTU represents about 1,100 of 4,700 workers for the Soo Line, which operates more than 3,000 miles of track in 11 Midwestern states. Includes salad and ch(e of potato.

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