February 22, 2003 |
Three hours before the plane crash that killed Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone last fall, the pilot nearly canceled the flight because of poor weather, federal investigators disclosed Friday. "OK, ah, you know what?" pilot Richard Conry told a weather specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration. "I don't think I'm going to take this flight." But an hour later, Conry decided to press on, after determining the snowy weather had improved and was within acceptable conditions for flying.
December 30, 2002 |
The plane that crashed, killing Sen. Paul Wellstone, may have been flying too slow to stay aloft as it prepared to land, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Beechcraft King Air A100 carrying Wellstone and seven others was traveling as slow as 85 knots, a bit less than 100 mph, as it approached a small airport Oct. 25 in northern Minnesota, according to a National Transportation Safety Board study.
November 15, 2002 |
The Senate voted Thursday to help establish a "living memorial" to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife through the creation of an immigrant community center in St. Paul, Minn. "Paul, this is our first step toward finishing your work," said the measure's sponsor, Sen. Dean Barkley, an independent from Minnesota who is filling out the term of Wellstone, a Democrat. The House was expected to take up the bill late Thursday.
November 10, 2002 |
Touch Wood: Short Stories, Joe Ashby Porter, Turtle Point Press: 192 pp., $15.95 Joe Ashby Porter's reckless, feckless writing weaves itself around characters that often seem to hop out of fairy tales: a milliner; a Tlingit fisherman named Johnny John Hawk; a hair wrapper; various Frenchmen.
November 1, 2002 |
On his first full day running to reclaim the Senate seat he last held 26 years ago, former Vice President Walter F. Mondale opened the morning by doing something unusual in this most unusual campaign -- delivering the weather report. "Clear and 19 degrees at Gunther's grocery store in Elmore," he said at his first stop, a Minneapolis radio station. He also visited with the late Sen.
October 31, 2002 |
Walter F. Mondale, whose crushing defeat in the 1984 presidential campaign inspired a rebellion within the national Democratic Party against traditional liberalism, was chosen unanimously Wednesday night to replace the late Paul Wellstone as the party's Senate nominee. Even before the meeting of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party began in Minneapolis' Historic State Theatre, most of the delegates were wearing new Mondale campaign buttons, including one that read "Let's win one for Paul."