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 30, 2002 |
From the political elite to the working class, more than 20,000 people gathered here Tuesday night to remember Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) as a man of principle and a true liberal "willing to fight the lonely fight.'' The memorial service for Wellstone, who was running for a third term, came as state Democratic leaders prepared today to name former Vice President Walter F. Mondale to replace him as the party's nominee on Tuesday's ballot. Sen.
October 29, 2002
Re "Sen. Wellstone Dies in Minn. Plane Crash," Oct. 26: As a student at the University of Minnesota during the early 1980s, I was involved in the students' Democrat club. A true die-hard for educating youth about political awareness, Paul Wellstone would always attend our events, even if it meant driving through rain, sleet or snow. And this was no small feat, as his home base was a small private college an hour from Minneapolis. But his being there was so Paul Wellstone. He was always there.