Monthly Archives: October 2007

Jim Cummins

Sad to hear of the death of NBC correspondent Jim Cummins. He died Friday night just a few months into his retirement at the age of 62. During the 1979 flood (not 1997) I had a surreal Jim Cummins moment … Continue reading

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Maestro Update

Thanks to everyone who voted in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra’s "Make Me A Maestro" contest. We were lucky enough to come out ahead against some formidable competition from Ginny Bollman and Ryan Bakken. The best news is that … Continue reading

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Jukebox

My current wife Ginny always gets me the most interesting birthday presents. I highly recommend being married to her. One of my favorite gifts this year is Jukebox by Bachman Cummings. It’s a collection of rock ‘n roll tunes Randy … Continue reading

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Maestro Update

The latest vote totals from Jenny Tarlin, executive director of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra: One of the eminent conductors will be elected guest conductor of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra at its November 3rd and 4th concerts … Continue reading

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Except At Certain Times of the Year

From The American Water Works Association: (October 25, 2007) – The 79th Annual Water and Pollution Control Conference was held in Fargo, ND this week. In conjunction with the conference, The American Water Works Association (AWWA) sponsors their annual drinking … Continue reading

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Playmakers Closing

The word this morning is that Playmakers nightclub in Fargo is closing. A news release indicates the club, sports bar and concert venue "will be shutting its doors for the last time as ‘Playmakers’ on Saturday, November 3rd." It also … Continue reading

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Empty Bowl Project

From JoAnn Brundin of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on this year’s Empty Bowl Project in Grand Forks: In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a … Continue reading

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Another Maestro Update

From Paul Boese, chair of the "Make Me A Maestro" Competition: The “Make Me a Maestro” race has heated up in the final days of voting. Terry Dullum of WDAZ is still leading with $1628. Ginny Bollman is still in … Continue reading

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The Birds

Variety reports Universal Studios is working on a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film "The Birds." Naomi Watts will play the Janet Leigh part. I’m not sure why they’re doing this. The "Pyscho" remakes were less than stellar, to say … Continue reading

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Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman really seems to enjoy being Larry Hagman. Before paying us a visit on WDAZ News @5 yesterday he entertained much of the rest of the staff with 45 minutes or so worth of stories in the station conference … Continue reading

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