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NEWS
February 10, 1988 | United Press International
A second Minnesota beauty contestant has dropped out of the Miss USA pageant because of shoplifting charges and pageant officials today were considering a third entrant to the pageant in El Paso. Frank Sweeney, state director of the Miss Minnesota-USA contest, confirmed that Jolene Stavrakis, 20, withdrew from the pageant. Police said Stavrakis had been arrested on a shoplifting charge for which she paid a fine two years ago.
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SCIENCE
March 11, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
The most enduring and romantic legend of the Russian Revolution -- that two children of Czar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, survived the slaughter that killed the rest of their family -- may finally be put to rest with the positive identification of bone fragments from a lonely Russian grave.
NEWS
April 3, 1993 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Dave Durenberger (R-Minn.) was indicted Friday on federal felony charges that he falsified expense accounts to obtain government reimbursement for nights spent at his condominium in Minneapolis. Durenberger, 58, denied the charges, which make him the first senator to be indicted in more than a decade. "These allegations are completely false," he said. "I have not engaged in criminal conduct. . . . I don't intend to resign."
SPORTS
April 10, 1997 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a new season in the air, but it's not spring. It's only April and there's still snow in the air, driven by a delightful 40-mph breeze off the Great Plains, as a scalper paces the sidewalk near Target Center. A scalper at a Minnesota Timberwolves' game? Maybe angry villagers with torches, but for eight sorry seasons since pro basketball returned to the tundra, there have been few scalpers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2007 | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer
David Dean Dahlen, whose attempt to hold up an Orange County bank in 1984 included kidnapping, hostage-taking and a 6 1/2 hour standoff with authorities, apparently took his own life after robbing a bank in a Minneapolis suburb Friday, police said. Dahlen, 47, used a handgun to rob the bank in Plymouth, Minn., about 12:30 Friday afternoon and fled on foot through a residential neighborhood, according to Plymouth Police Sgt. Chris Kuklok.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1994 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days before Paul R. Hangen was shot to death, he was in good spirits and "didn't appear to have a worry in the world," the victim's brother said Monday. "I saw him last Wednesday night, and nothing seemed wrong," Tim Hangen said. "His only plans for the immediate future was to trade in his Chevy S-10 pickup for a full-sized pickup. He had asked my father if they could go look at some trucks."
BOOKS
June 19, 1988 | ALEX RAKSIN
"Who do you think is writing the Great American Novel these days?" a professor asked the author a few years ago. "Nobody," said Bruce Bawer. After reading about this exchange in the introduction, one's heart leaps out to the writers who are about to be evaluated.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1991 | From Religious News Service
The Catholic Diocese of Duluth, Minn., is beginning an inquiry to determine if a Catholic doctor who performs abortions should be excommunicated or otherwise disciplined. Dr. George M. Miks' home in Chisholm, Minn., was picketed for a week by members of the Lambs of Christ, a group of anti-abortion activists. In a statement released last week, Miks identified himself as "a Catholic who minored in philosophy and theology at a Catholic university." He said he "trained in Chicago before Roe v.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2007 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
An accelerated schedule for replacing the Interstate 35W bridge though Minneapolis has led state lawmakers and residents to question how plans for a new bridge can move forward before it is clear why the old one fell down. For more than two hours Wednesday, legislators peppered transportation officials with questions about what happened Aug. 1 and about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's proposed design to replace this key artery into downtown Minneapolis.
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