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February 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
City Councilman Chad Lewis says he's a man who relishes tradition. And in Rapid City, S.D., that means starting each council session with a brief prayer led by a local minister. But now that practice is under attack by a national organization that has filed lawsuits in other cases nationwide involving the separation of church and state. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent a letter to Rapid City officials saying that it received a complaint from a South Dakota citizen who objects to the invocations before each public meeting.
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December 6, 2013 | By Connie Stewart
A powerful pre-winter storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin, drove the wind-chill factor to minus 40 in North Dakota and kept shivering ice skaters huddled next to the hearth in South Dakota. And with more than two weeks until winter officially arrives, a swath of the nation less accustomed to ice and snow braced for impact on Friday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, southern Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri.
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SPORTS
March 8, 1987
They're dancing in the streets of Rapid City. The Tampa Bay Thrillers of the Continental Basketball Assn. announced they will move to Rapid City, S.D., on March 16 and become the Black Hills Thrillers. Said Thriller owner John Tuschmann: "Only 35 cities in the country have either NBA or CBA teams, and now Rapid City is one of them. Ten of the greatest athletes in the world are coming to Rapid City." He didn't name any.
NATIONAL
October 6, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Adios, Karen. The first named storm system of the season, which had Louisianans packing off for safety and federal emergency workers scurrying back from shutdown furlough, dissipated in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Karen, once a tropical storm whipping 65-mph winds around its center, was expected to wander eastward with much weaker winds as the Gulf Coast dodged a meteorological headache. The rest of the U.S. wasn't so lucky over the weekend, with the Great Plains racked by tornadoes and blizzards, parts of the Appalachians deluged by rain, and California battling dry winds and wildfires.
SPORTS
April 29, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
As dawn broke over Mt. Rushmore Tuesday, Kelly Stouffer would have been only a little more surprised to look up and see his likeness alongside those of Manny, Moe and Jack. It was enough to hear Pete Rozelle read his name and see his face on television as the sixth player selected in the National Football League draft and the hope of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Colorado State quarterback had escaped the urban pressures of his hometown of Rushville, Neb. (pop.
NEWS
June 21, 1992 | CHET BROKAW, ASSOCIATED PRESS
After 20 years, Tom Hennies still remembers the ones he couldn't rescue from the flood. In the flash of lightning strikes, he saw them clinging to trees. Above the roar of water, he heard them screaming. "There was no way we could get out there to help them," Hennies said. "Some of them were falling into the water and hollering for help. Pretty soon it got quiet. They quit yelling." It was June 9, 1972, and Rapid Creek had become a raging river.
SPORTS
March 3, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Continental Basketball Assn. game between the Fargo Fever and Rapid City Thrillers in Fargo, N.D., was postponed when one of two vans carrying the Rapid City team was struck from behind by a car. Authorities said Richard Coffey, Ralph Lewis, Clinton Smith and Richard Morton of the Thrillers were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries and released.
NEWS
March 22, 1987 | From Associated Press
About 70 people had to be rescued from cars snowbound along Interstate 90 in western South Dakota early Saturday, and highways were closed in northwestern Nebraska as a windy storm pummeled the northern Plains. Rescue crews left Rapid City, S.D., late Friday and had fought their way 38 miles east on Interstate 90 to Wasta by Saturday morning, Highway Patrol Sgt. Jim Walton said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1991 | David J. Fox
The producers of "Thunderheart" have told a group of Lakota Indians near Rapid City, S.D., that sacred Lakota ceremonies will not be used in the completed movie, which stars Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard and Graham Greene. In the movie, which is being co-produced by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and John Fusco for Tri-Star Pictures distribution next spring, Kilmer plays an FBI agent who learns of his Indian heritage as he investigates a murder on a reservation.
NEWS
June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Cabby Jerry Howell wasn't exactly prepared for a 3,800-mile trip, but that's what he got when he picked up five men from the Philippines wanting a ride to Boston. "I left town with a sweatshirt and a can of deodorant," the Rapid City, S.D., driver said. A rental car would have been much cheaper, but none of the five was licensed to drive in the U.S. The round trip took six days. The fare was $2,400, of which Howell got 40%. "I was happy with it," he said. "I'm not going to complain.
WORLD
August 23, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
JINAN, China - Meet the Bo family. Starring in this dysfunctional drama is Bo Xilai, the charismatic Communist Party heavyweight angling to head China. His ice-queen lawyer wife, Gu Kailai, slowly descending into violence. The couple's spoiled son, Guagua - the name means "melon" in Chinese - who receives gifts including a $130,000 trip to Africa and a $12,000 Segway from a businessman currying favor with his father. Then there's the supporting cast of characters, such as the Englishman killed by the wife in a business spat and a conniving police chief who blows the whistle on the whole bunch of them.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
City Councilman Chad Lewis says he's a man who relishes tradition. And in Rapid City, S.D., that means starting each council session with a brief prayer led by a local minister. But now that practice is under attack by a national organization that has filed lawsuits in other cases nationwide involving the separation of church and state. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation recently sent a letter to Rapid City officials saying that it received a complaint from a South Dakota citizen who objects to the invocations before each public meeting.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Utah and South Dakota do especially well in the latest listings of best large and small cities for successful aging, with each state landing spots on both lists. In creating the lists, researchers examined 78 factors, selected with the help of an advisory council, that affect the quality of life of senior citizens. Among the factors were healthcare, crime rates and weather but also economic and job conditions, housing, transportation and social engagement factors, according to a statement accompanying the release of the rankings on Tuesday.
NEWS
June 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Cabby Jerry Howell wasn't exactly prepared for a 3,800-mile trip, but that's what he got when he picked up five men from the Philippines wanting a ride to Boston. "I left town with a sweatshirt and a can of deodorant," the Rapid City, S.D., driver said. A rental car would have been much cheaper, but none of the five was licensed to drive in the U.S. The round trip took six days. The fare was $2,400, of which Howell got 40%. "I was happy with it," he said. "I'm not going to complain.
MAGAZINE
March 11, 2001 | STEVE DELSOHN, From the book "TRUE BLUE: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers Told By the Men Who Lived It," by Steve Delsohn, Copyright 2001 by Steve Delsohn. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow & Co., an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
To understand the Dodgers, you have to begin at their birthplace. You have to return to Brooklyn. Since the 1850s, when America's new game of baseball spread through New York City, Brooklyn had been represented by different teams. During the late 1880s, one of those teams was dubbed the Trolley Dodgers (which is what a Brooklynite became if he wanted to stay alive). The Trolley Dodgers joined the National League in 1890. They would later be called the Superbas and the Robins.
SPORTS
May 25, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
The chant once filled arenas and ballparks in every two-bit town across this great jealous country, a war cry for them, a badge of honor for us. It has since disappeared, along with our downtown parades, fresh banners and bragging rights. The hicks don't chant it anymore, because now we're the hicks, so what's the use? "BEAT L.A. . . . Beat L.A. . . . Beat l.a. . . . beat l.a. . . . " * As the Lakers waded off the Forum floor through heaping scraps of promise Sunday, it became painfully obvious.
NATIONAL
October 6, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Adios, Karen. The first named storm system of the season, which had Louisianans packing off for safety and federal emergency workers scurrying back from shutdown furlough, dissipated in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Karen, once a tropical storm whipping 65-mph winds around its center, was expected to wander eastward with much weaker winds as the Gulf Coast dodged a meteorological headache. The rest of the U.S. wasn't so lucky over the weekend, with the Great Plains racked by tornadoes and blizzards, parts of the Appalachians deluged by rain, and California battling dry winds and wildfires.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2013 | By Connie Stewart
A powerful pre-winter storm dumped up to 2 feet of snow in Minnesota and Wisconsin, drove the wind-chill factor to minus 40 in North Dakota and kept shivering ice skaters huddled next to the hearth in South Dakota. And with more than two weeks until winter officially arrives, a swath of the nation less accustomed to ice and snow braced for impact on Friday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, southern Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when they thought they were safe from electioneering, at least for a few months, residents of this high desert city are being barraged with campaign slogans, promises, mailers and handshakes. On April 9, the citizens of Lancaster will go to the polls for the second time in less than a month. But this time, instead of voting on national, state and county issues, their concerns will be strictly local.
SPORTS
March 3, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Continental Basketball Assn. game between the Fargo Fever and Rapid City Thrillers in Fargo, N.D., was postponed when one of two vans carrying the Rapid City team was struck from behind by a car. Authorities said Richard Coffey, Ralph Lewis, Clinton Smith and Richard Morton of the Thrillers were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries and released.
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