Re: [Mpls] Bad Bet

2005-10-06 Thread wmmarks
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wizard Marks bets: My bet is that four or five days before the November election, the FBI will put an indictment on the table. Any takers? I'd take that bet, but since the FBI never brings indictments, I'll give Wizard a break. This one is pretty much up to the US

[Mpls] Stone Arch Bridge for Rent

2005-10-06 Thread Shawne FitzGerald
I only caught part of the MPRB meeting tonight but that section included, incredibly, a committee considering shutting down the Stone Arch Bridge and W River Road (the plank road), just south of the old Whitney Hotel, to the public for private rentals at a rate of $1000-$1500. Not sure how

Re: [Mpls] Stone Arch Bridge for Rent

2005-10-06 Thread Christine Viken
I'm glad to hear someone else's comments on the Oct. 5 Park Board Meeting. It all seemed so incredible that I was beginning to doubt my senses. Yes, they were talking about renting out the STONE ARCH BRIDGE for maybe $1000 - $1500! Now, being in the business of renting out spaces for events

Re: [Mpls] Stone Arch Bridge for Rent

2005-10-06 Thread WLDJ36
Would the Park Board candidates (or their supporters) for specific districts and at-large comment on this proposal and the discussion/proposal for a mini-mall on the South end of Lake Calhoun. Bill Dooley Kenny REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at

Re[Mpls]: Stone Arch Bridge for rent.

2005-10-06 Thread Fredric Markus
Good for you, Shawne and Christine, for giving us more news on the shock and dismay front in re the outlandish Parks situation. There's precedent for renting facilities in the parks but IMHO this is a special case because the bridge links major sections of the Historic District. Should the

Re: Re[Mpls]: Stone Arch Bridge for rent.

2005-10-06 Thread David Brauer
On Oct 6, 2005, at 8:40 AM, Fredric Markus wrote: Should the Library Board rent out the facilities that they oversee? Not just a room or an auditorium, but whole locations? Might not the City of Minneapolis find creative ways to justify renting out City Hall from time to time? They

[Mpls] Dyna Sluter posts: Long before we heard of E85, over a decade ago, under

2005-10-06 Thread Steve Brandt
Dyna Sluter posts: Long before we heard of E85, over a decade ago, under Peter's leadership Hennepin County trucks were testbeds for ethanol. Brandt: Credit, or blame depending on your point of view, for getting the Hennepin County fleet on ethanol should go to the incomparable John Derus,

[Mpls] addendum to Steve Brandt

2005-10-06 Thread Ed Felien
Steve might have further added that it was the incomparable John Derus who perpetually touted light rail to the point of tedium, and credit for engineering the partnerships that inevitably produced the Hiawatha Line should go to him. Ed Felien Powderhorn REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the

[Mpls] Commissioner Hauser joins park reform movemenet

2005-10-06 Thread Jason C Stone
http://swjournal.com/articles/2005/09/23/opinion/opinion02.txt Letters 'No' vote on Fort I appreciated the article on the proposed Fort development at Ft. Snelling (Aug. 15-28). I voted against this project. Though the project seemed to fill a recreational need, I was concerned that the

Re: [Mpls] Bad Bet

2005-10-06 Thread WJKAHN
Wizard Marks posted this bet on Monday (exchange pasted below); I'm uncertain what she means by this two weeks statement unless someone suggested that the FBI would indict Dean Zimmerman two weeks before the election. Now hopefully when one practices brevity in posts, it results in some bit of

[Mpls] addendum to Steve Brandt

2005-10-06 Thread Steve Brandt
Steve might have further added that it was the incomparable John Derus who perpetually touted light rail to the point of tedium, and credit for engineering the partnerships that inevitably produced the Hiawatha Line should go to him. Ed Felien Powderhorn Good point, Ed. I did. See below:

[Mpls] In Ballot Box: Random notes on last night's mayoral debate

2005-10-06 Thread Craig Cox
In Ballot Box: Random notes on last night's mayoral debate Go to: http://www.mplsobserver.com/ballot_box -- Craig Cox Founder/Editor The Minneapolis Observer www.mplsobserver.com 612/721-0285 Support the independent media! Pick up your neighborhood newspaper! REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read

Re: Re[Mpls]: Stone Arch Bridge for rent.

2005-10-06 Thread David Shove
Their next project is to rent out all the air in Minneapolis, but only for 60 to 90 minutes at a time, and only now and then, so not to worry. Think of all the money the private sector could make selling oxygen masks! Clearly, having air as a public commons resource is a direct affront to the

Re: [Mpls] Dyna Sluter posts: Long before we heard of E85, over a decade ago, under

2005-10-06 Thread Matty Lang
While experiencing this thread I'll urge list members to make sure to think about the example it uses: E85 and Hybrid automobiles. I'm not the first to pose the question, but is the road to Hell paved with Hybrid automobiles? I believe it was John Tierney writing in the NY Times a

[Mpls] Dirty tricks...

2005-10-06 Thread George Janssen
Anyone betting there will be dirty tricks shortly before the November election could not be charged with gambling. It's a sure thing. A lock. For 40 years, since that upstart Charles Stenvig an independent, defeated the powerful DFL candidate for mayor, any Independent, Green, Republican

Re: [Mpls] Bad Bet

2005-10-06 Thread wmmarks
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wizard Marks posted this bet on Monday (exchange pasted below); I'm uncertain what she means by this two weeks statement unless someone suggested that the FBI would indict Dean Zimmerman two weeks before the election. OK. My bet was that five days (the Thursday)

[Mpls] No Special Session for Twins Stadium

2005-10-06 Thread WLDJ36
Political reporter Pat Kessler is reporting the governor and legislative leaders have agreed to a one-day special session: Gophers Stadium and Maple Grove Hospital only. No Twins or Vikings Stadium. I guess the Twins are very upset since they claim their proposal has no state money. Could it

[Mpls] Minneapolis election links and important online discussions - Invite others today

2005-10-06 Thread Steven Clift
This is a short message to pass on about the Minneapolis Issues Forum and the Mpls2005 election information directory. Pass it on today. As a forum member, your recommendation to your friends to join this forum and visit the election links web site is key to engaging more Minneapolitans in

[Mpls] Re: Minneapolis election links and important online discussions - Invite others today

2005-10-06 Thread Steven Clift
Hey campaigns, Please add a link to http://e-democracy.org/mpls2005 to help your site visitors navigate all the online election resources available. You'll get kudos for not being a dead end site. And while you could boldly link directly to your opponents website, with a link to our

[Mpls] Dyna Sluter posts: Long before we heard of E85, over a decade ago, under

2005-10-06 Thread WJKAHN
Rybak or McLaughlin: both will see that new unsustainable boondoggles (sports stadia and lots more roads) are built while vital sustainable infrastructure, education,, shelter and health issues are neglected. We need to go in a radically different direction than we are. Neither of the DFL

Re: [Mpls] No Special Session for Twins Stadium

2005-10-06 Thread Eva Young
At 04:18 PM 10/6/2005, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Political reporter Pat Kessler is reporting the governor and legislative leaders have agreed to a one-day special session: Gophers Stadium and Maple Grove Hospital only. No Twins or Vikings Stadium. I guess the Twins are very upset since they claim

[Mpls] Out of Office auto-reply Re: Mpls Digest, Vol 22, Issue 11

2005-10-06 Thread matthew
I am out of the office until Monday 10/10/05. I will receive your message then and reply as soon as I can. Thanks. Matthew REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL

Re: [Mpls] Commissioner Hauser joins park reform movemenet

2005-10-06 Thread Eva Young
At 10:19 AM 10/6/2005, Jason C Stone wrote: http://swjournal.com/articles/2005/09/23/opinion/opinion02.txt Letters 'No' vote on Fort I appreciated the article on the proposed Fort development at Ft. Snelling (Aug. 15-28). I voted against this project. Though the project seemed to fill a

Re: [Mpls] The Twins Deserve a Special Session most of all

2005-10-06 Thread athmpsn77
It doesnt sound dead yet. The original poster jumped the gun... Hopefully they can come to some agreement on this and get a deal done, its not the state, what do they care? It sounds like the only way its ever going to happen...saying the Twins should do it themselves is all well and good,

[Mpls] Wirth Hiouse -Free Public Tours - YOUR INVITATION

2005-10-06 Thread Joan Berthiaume
Please join Theodore J. Wirth (Grandson) and the Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society for a free public tour of the historic Theodore Wirth Home and Administration Building Saturday, October 8 Noon to 4 PM (arrive by 3 PM if you want a complete tour) 3954 Bryant Avenue South in Lyndale Farmstead

Re: [Mpls] Dirty tricks...

2005-10-06 Thread Eric Mitchell
--- George Janssen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyone betting there will be dirty tricks shortly before the November election could not be charged with gambling. It's a sure thing. A lock. It's called an October Surprise in politics and its usually something that comes at the very end. No

Re: [Mpls] In Ballot Box: Fifth Ward fireworks

2005-10-06 Thread Eric Mitchell
--- Tamir Nolley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bringing NJ L's husband in to the debate and calling him a pornographer adds a nasty, disgusting personal tone to this debate. (snip) To those of us who had had the doors of city hall repeatedly slammed in our faces and were threatened with