Monthly Archives: September 2006

Paw Walk

The Circle of Friends Humane Society’s Walk Your Paws event was a big success at Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks Saturday, aided in no small part by a beautiful fall day.  The turnout of animals and their companions was very impressive.   Helping judge the … Continue reading


Camera Phones

This week on television we’re going to be taking a look at what people are taking pictures of with all those camera phones.  Before long, camera phones will outnumber all film and digital cameras ever made since the beginning of photography in the … Continue reading

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Tony Turns 80

A decade or so ago, I interviewed Tony Bennett.  It was just about the time he was being "discovered" by the MTV generation after already having had a more than decent career starting in the 1950’s.  During his sound check at … Continue reading

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A friend of mine is going to be on Entertainment Tonight Monday.  She’s not a celebrity.  She’s the president of the Anna Westin Foundation. Kitty  Westin and I became friends when her husband Mark and I were Army buddies at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  … Continue reading

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Empty Bowls

For reasons I’m not sure of, I’ve been asked to create another work of "art" for the St. Vincent de Paul-sponsored Empty Bowl Project in Grand Forks this year.  Again, I don’t know why. The basic idea of the Empty … Continue reading

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Bob’s Back

It was fun to see Bob Zany "kill" on  "Bob & Tom Radio:  The Comedy Tour" Saturday night on Comedy Central.  It was classic Bob–even a Zany Report. Fresh from Comedy Central and his co-hosting duties once again on this year’s Jerry Lewis … Continue reading

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Walk Your Paws

Hope you’ll join us Saturday, September 30, for the Circle of Friends Humane Society’s Walk Your Paws community dog walk and pet education fair.  It’s scheduled from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks. Events … Continue reading

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In North Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere, the name has gone from Dayton’s to Marshall Field’s and now Macy’s.  Even though the new signs went up recently on the Columbia Mall store, lots of people I know still call the department store Dayton’s. In Chicago, where … Continue reading

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Potato Recipe Contest

For the umpteenth time, we helped some radio and newspaper types judge the Potato Bowl USA potato recipe contest Friday evening at Leever’s.  And the winner is… Alma Helm’s                     Peppy Potato-Pumpkin Bisque 2 1/4 c. water                                15 oz. can of … Continue reading


Potato Recipes

This is Potato Bowl Week in Grand Forks.  Its hype doesn’t quite match that of the Super Bowl, but locally it comes close. For the umpteenth time, we judged the potato recipe contest Friday evening at Leever’s along with some … Continue reading

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