THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Best Bridge Preservation Example Part 1: Answer to the Pop Quiz
After a week of mulling, here is the answer to the Pop Quiz that I presented in the entry from last Monday:
The quiz question was which 1879 King Bridge Company bowstring arch bridge located in Jon... Posted on 11/19/12 at 10:47 AM
REEL QUICKIES Hope Springs
Hope Springs might seem like a typical romantic comedy, even though it has some atypical, older-than-average stars.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones portray a couple who have been married for over th... Posted on 8/30/12 at 7:58 PM
STAFF BLOG SIMPLY CHILLED Hell Of A Life...
Regardless of what league it is, you never really get ample opportunities to speak with a commissioner.
Fortunately, I caught USHL commissioner Skip Prince at the right time. He was driving back from... Posted on 5/18/12 at 2:33 PM
STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY One less Monkee
I was sad to hear about the death of former Monkee Davy Jones, mostly because it meant little piece of my childhood was gone. I spent a lot of hours watching the TV show, had several of their albums a... Posted on 3/2/12 at 4:20 AM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! I'm a Daydream Believer, Davy
As everyone probably already knows, Davy Jones of the Monkees is dead.
I am not too young to care.
The TV news shows are only playing two songs--"Daydream Believer" and "I'm a Believer." These are g... Posted on 2/29/12 at 8:52 PM
Tammy Jones has begun teaching art classes at the Hansen Arts Studio. She arrived in the area in September after teaching high school art for 10 years in Waseca, Minn. Jones and husband have four children and are still unpacking and organizing their new house in Carrington.
Jones received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her Master of Fine Arts focus is ceramics and sculpture. As a high school art teacher, she taught printmaking, drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, graphic design, computer-applied art, black and white photography and fiber art.
The stock market’s wild ride may not be over yet.
The Dow Jones industrials whipsawed again Friday, a day after their largest one-day plunge. The average was down as much as 279 points in the morning, went briefly into the black around lunchtime, then ended with a loss of 139.
Jacque Jones walked to the plate at Minnesota’s new Target Field, humbly amazed by another hearty standing ovation from the crowd.
He waved his helmet back and forth as he circled around the batter’s box in gratitude to the fans who could’ve easily forgotten about an outfielder who was never an All-Star or an overwhelmingly popular player during seven seasons with the Twins.
When Tyus Jones took the floor for his first varsity practice last fall, Tubby Smith was there to watch the budding star — who happens to be an eighth grader.
For kids like Jones, who plays at Apple Valley High School in this Minneapolis suburb, it’s not unusual for a college coach to enter the picture well before calculus appears in the curriculum. Young teens are attracting ever-more attention from coaches in the competitive and lucrative world of major college basketball.
The New York Jets will release running back Thomas Jones this week, allowing the leader of the NFL’s top-ranked rushing offense to become a free agent.
General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Monday that the team told Jones it will cut ties with him when the league’s free agency period begins Friday.
Jacque Jones hopes his first big league team will help him return the majors.
Jones participated in the Minnesota Twins first full-squad workout of spring training Saturday, taking the field where he spent his first major league camp in 1997: the Lee County Sports Complex.
“It’s good to be back home,” Jones said. “Everything’s the same, man. This is the best place I was ever at.”
Jacque Jones has returned to the Minnesota Twins, agreeing to a minor league contract.
Jones began his major league career with Minnesota in 1999 before joining the Chicago Cubs in 2006. The outfielder’s best season came in 2002, when he hit .300 with 27 homers and 85 RBIs while the Twins advanced to the AL championship series.
The Dow rose 10.05, or 0.1 percent, to 10,012.23 after being down as much as 167 points.
For the week, the Dow lost 0.5 percent. The index hadn’t fallen for four straight weeks since July. The Dow is down 713 points, or 6.7 percent, since closing at a 15-month high of 10,725.43 on Jan. 19.
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