HEALTHY TIDBITS Port Cities Luncheon, Greysolon Ballroom
The Port Cities Luncheon this year will be at the Greysolon Ballroom located at 231 East Superior Street, Wednesday, May 8th. The change in venue is due to the water problems at the Radisson Hotel.
T... Posted on 4/17/13 at 4:47 PM
Robin Washington column: It was the Duluth Community Band’s Christmas concert at the Coppertop two Decembers ago, and, wearing a tux and Santa cap, I was invited to emcee. The gentleman on percussion came up to me afterward.
Robin Washington column: In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, most notably the requirement that states with a history of voter suppression obtain federal permission to change their voting laws.
Half of the reason for this trip was to attend a meeting last week between African American columnists and several Cabinet secretaries. The other half was a bigger star. No, not their boss. Even bigger: Rusty the Red Panda.
Robin Washington column: Four months after his February 1990 release from prison, Nelson Mandela and then-wife Winnie Mandela made a triumphant world tour. Their visit to Boston made that the biggest day in my career.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: The best way to describe Skydive Superior is “family.” Or maybe that’s the only way to describe it. Though the nine jumpers and two pilots involved in last Saturday’s harrowing mid-air crash were identified around the world as being a part of the Superior skydiving business, it depends on what your definition of biz is.
If you could find poetic bliss and elation in the intermittent rain, the chill of the air and the tableau of nature’s paintbrush on the fallen leaves yesterday and the Saturday before, please read on. If not, skip this and go to the next article.
The last few times I saw him, Joe Gomer really wanted to talk. I’m sure it was because, at 93 and in failing health, he knew his time was short. But I also suspect he wanted to communicate with someone who he felt had an inkling of understanding about his life and times.
It was hard to resist shouting out “Hi, Lois!” in the lakeside dining room at the Pickwick the other day. Especially since that’s what all 28 of the ladies were calling each other — except one, who, at 3 months, hasn’t quite gotten the hang of pronouncing understandable words yet.
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