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 5:47 PM
ROBIN WASHINGTON: One year, I got the easy assignment. As long as nobody seriously got hurt — and you sincerely hoped not, for their sake and yours — the medical tent was one-stop shopping for compelling stories. Their bodies would be shivering, wrapped in space blankets, testifying to human endurance. Their faces beamed personal achievement.
Robin Washington: It was dreadfully quiet in the skywalk last week after 3,000 high school robotics team members and their families had gone home. It kind of looked like … Duluth — just when we were getting used to a famished lunchtime crowd eating and spending its way from Famous Dave’s to Zen House.
Parade Magazine’s annual “What people earn” edition today might give us a sense of accomplishment for making more than the 54-year-old part-time clown from Topeka, Kan., even if few will ever see in a lifetime what a single-named British singer takes home in three months.
Robin Washington column: Young people don’t read the newspaper, right? They get whatever information they need from the net, correct? Not if you’re talking about the Duluth East Daredevils robotics team or their Blue Twilight counterparts from metro-area Eagan High School.
One of the quality-of-life improvements of moving back to Duluth after 17 years in Boston is that I no longer have to drive offensively. It also means not worrying about navigating rotaries — nightmarish traffic circles where the secret for getting across is may the most aggressive driver win.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: Two weeks ago, I announced the News Tribune was canceling the comic strip that’s run in the paper since 1937; not because of its quality, but because of how much we were being charged for it.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: If you haven’t made it down to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the China’s Terracotta Warriors exhibit that ends at 5 p.m. today, there’s still one more week to see a complementary installation. Or at least a send-up of it.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., are arguing. It’s Jan. 20, 2009, if dates are kept in the spirit world, and the subject is Barack Obama, who is about to take the oath of office as president of the United States.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: A recent New Yorker magazine article chronicled how the Russians last summer launched an ore boat for China on a route that’s normally blocked by ice. Global warming nightmares are bad enough, but this could hit the Northland right in the taconite pile.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: Before anything else, heed this: Never, ever use someone else’s handicapped parking permit. It’s a matter of respecting those who truly need it, and it’s just not the right thing to do.
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