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July 2011 Uptown Neighborhood News

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Opinion
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Crime & Safety
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Film Reviews
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Renting Info
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CARAG News
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ECCO News
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Events Calendar
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JULY 2011
 
Volume 7, Number 7
inside
< Hibiscus Flower
A mural by artist Betsy Cole, is adorning the side of the Jun-gle Theatre as part of the theatre’s 21st birthday.
Your Community-Supported News Source
 
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and the Neighborhoods of CARAG and ECCO
“Uptown is becoming a dangerous carnival,” voiced CARAG Resident Phillip Qualy,one of the few speakers supporting the Tuthill Noise Amendment
at the publichearing at City Hall on June 6.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Small quick steps have helped Robert advance well enough to challenge hisinstructor Will Hoeschler, at right.
Log rolling classes are being held on the easternshore of Lake Calhoun. More info at www. minneapolisparks.org
 
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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 Lake Calhoun name change may require state authority
 By Bruce Cochran
According to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District website LakeCalhoun may only be 90 feet at it’s deepest point but the water that JohnWinter is wading in may be deeper still. His project to erase the name of John C. Calhoun from the lake may require more work on many levels.
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 Parks Department rethinks lake rules and offers something new for Calhoun
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 Bars initiate late night patrols as noise proposal takes a time out
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This is a part-time, independent contractor position with responsibilityto publish a monthly newspaper for the Uptown community.Please send both a resume and writing sample to:
UNN, 3612 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409 or e-mail: uptownnews@yahoo.com 
wouldn’t fix this. We need to tiethe solution to the problem.”Those comments did not movethe ordinance’s supporters. KrisPrice described how since she haslived in the Wedge neighborhoodraising her family that “Uptownhas changed,” and supported theproposal by describing it as a tool.“Meg’s proposal tries to create rulesof engagement.”And finally sheadded “Uptownis not just for par-tiers, it’s for fami-lies too.”At the end of thehearing the pro-posal was for-warded to the fullcouncil without arecommendationby the RE&EB.The ordinancewas scheduled fora full council voteon June 17 butwas “postponedfor two cycles,with direction tostaff to work with a task force todevelop specific recommendationsand/or ordinance amendments asappropriate.”In the meantime Tuthill’s office
“Uptown isimploding... I don’t know, maybe it’s time we look at Residential Permit Parking.”
- ALEX WOEHRLIN,CARAG RESIDENT
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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Classes are now offered at the 32nd Street Beach and East Lake CalhounParkway. World Champion Abby Hoeschler and her brother Will areteaching the 45 minute classes in two sessions. Session 1 is going on rightnow. Session 2 starts July 18 and runs through August 17. There will be
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 By Bruce Cochran
Since its initial introduction inFebruary, a controversial noiseordinance amendment has gener-ated some heated discussions acrossbusiness districts outside of down-town and especially in Uptownwhere industry and neighborhoodshare dense populations and tightquarters.A public hearingon June 6 in frontof the MinneapolisRegulatory, Ener-gy & EnvironmentBoard (RE&EB)featured a major-ity of speakerswho either spokeout against theentire amendmentor just parts of it.Underlying manyindustry concernswas the interestin correctly iden-tifying the specificnoise concerns of the neighborhood.Uptown Asso-ciation (UA) president, ThatcherImboden, speaking on the UA’sbehalf clarified some of theseunderlying concerns to the Board.“We need to understand theproblem better. This ordinance
Hotter than July? You bet.
 We’ve got Chipotle andmovie stickts to give away!(see page 12 for details)
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 July road repair
No streets will close butdriving may be slow dur-ing some reconstruction.Weather may affect sched-ules.
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The first is the alleybetween Girard and Fre-mont Avenues and 22ndand 24th Streets. This willbegin roughly the week of July 3. The second is IrvingAvenue between LagoonAvenue and 36th Street.Minneapolis crews willlay down tac oil and gran-ite chips for seal coating.This will begin roughly theweek of July 17. About onemonth later they will returnto sweep up the extra chipson both projects. Weathercould disrupt the sched-ule but, in general, the sealcoating is expected to becompleted in July.
State budgetimpasse and possible shutdown spark debate
 By Kay Nygaard-Graham
State Representatives Frank Horn-stein and Marion Greene alongwith Senator Scott Dibble drewa standing-room-only crowd atBryant Square Park on Thursday,June 23 to hear the chilling news.There really are no good choices.One participant summed it up like
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State Representative Frank Hornstein
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JULY 2011
Uptown neighborhood news
Uptown Neighborhood News
is a monthly publication of Calhoun Area Residents ActionGroup (CARAG) in cooperation with the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO).
UNN 
covers the news of Uptown and is delivered free to households within the area boundedby Lyndale Ave. S. and Lake Calhoun, between Lake Street and 36th St. W. Extra copies aredistributed to businesses in the Uptown area, along Lake Street, and Lyndale and HennepinAves. Circulation is 5,200, with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publication and distribu-tion is before the first of every month.Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to resi-dents. Articles, letters to the editor and story ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The editorreserves the right to edit for length, clarity, relevance to the area or other reasons. Editorialand advertising guidelines are available. Please contact the editor:
News, tips & letters to the editor
uptownnews@yahoo.com
UNN3612 Bryant Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 55409
editor
Phyllis Stenerson (CARAG)
uptownnews@yahoo.com
AssistANt editor
Bruce Cochran (CARAG)
unn612@gmail.com
Art directioN & productioN
Bruce Cochran
AdvertisiNg
Susan Hagler (CARAG) 612.825.7780
 susanhagler@earthlink.net
MANAgiNg BoArd
 
Appointed/Elected Representatives:
 Ralph Knox,
 President
(ECCO)Virgil McDill,
Vice Chair
(CARAG)Elizabeth Walke,
Treasurer
(CARAG)Linda Todd,
Secretary
(ECCO)Ruth Cain (ECCO)Samantha Strong (CARAG)
coNtriButiNg photogrAphers
Bruce Cochran, Anja Curiskis,Bethany Heemeyer, Kay Nygaard-Graham
coNtriButiNg writers
Bruce Cochran, Scott Engel,Kay Nygaard-Graham, Wendy Schadewald,Mary Ann Schoenberger, Monica Smith,Sarah Sponheim, Phyllis Stenerson,Meg Tuthill
NewspAper circulAtioN
CARAG/ECCO/Uptown Circulation:Bill Boudreau, Justin Jagoe
5th preciNct coMMuNity AttorNey
Lisa Godon 612.673.2005
Uptown Neighborhood News reserves the right torefuse publication of articles or advertisements as itsees fit. But we will see fit to publish most things.Copyright © 2011 Uptown Neighborhood News.
commentary
www.stmarysgoc.org(612) 825-9595Divine LiturgySunday 9:30 amFr. Paul Paris
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(email: uptownnews @yahoo.com) 
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Write to us, provided you write fewer than 250 words. Your let- ter may be edited and we don't know if it will be published, butwe will certainly try to do so.We need to know your name, address, phone number and neighborhood. Send to uptown- news@yahoo.com by the dead-line each month.
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 Please submit your opinion pieces to the editor. We encour- age thoughtful essays about anything that’s going on in the neighborhood. On occasion, wewill solicit contrasting views on one subject and run multiple opinions. We reserve the right to edit for space or clarity, taste andlegal concerns.
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Uptown Neighborhood Newsis managed by a board of localcitizens. The ECCO Boardand the CARAG Board eachappoint three representatives.Uptown residents are urgedto participate in their commu-nity newspaper by submittingnews items, writing letters tothe editor and/or attendingBoard meetings.UNN Managing Board meet-ings are open to the public.Anyone is invited to observeand a time for public com-ments will be scheduled.Meetings are held at St. Mary’sGreek Orthodox Church, 3450Irving Avenue South.Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. and held the first Mondayof the month, unless otherwisescheduled. (July meeting isJuly 11.)
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125 years ago Lyndale Church started on theWedge (NW) corner of Lake and Lyndale.We’re back.We are sharing space with Intermedia Arts(and Salem Church) at 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.Come check us out.
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After more than ten years at 2914 Hennepin Ave., Booksmart has moved intothe basement of Cheapo Records at 1300 W. Lake St. Replacing Booksmartwill be Roam Interiors
, which “brings quality, creative, functional and beautifullydesigned modern accessories and furniture from around the globe for your homeand urban lifestyle.” More info at www.roaminteriors.com
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just pow- ers from the consent of the governed…
With this revolutionary, visionarydocument the world’s first democ-racy was established along withthe founding prin-ciples of America.Democracy is oftencited as one of themajor accomplish-ments of civilizationand the best formof government everinvented.
“I never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodiedin the Declaration of  Independence
” saidAbraham Lincoln,one of our mostadmired presidents.Now, 235 years later, we need toface the fact that we’re not livingup to the vision of our foundersand the potential of democracy.Problems and divisiveness haveescalated to the point democracy isendangered.In Minnesota, government couldshut down unless Republicansand Democrats can reach a com-promise. The waste of taxpayermoney and pain to countless citi-zens would be awful. At the fed-eral level a stalemate between thetwo parties over the debt ceilinghas major potential negative reper-cussions.We’re mired in seemingly endlesswars and the military is our majorexpenditure, shortchanging edu-cation, infrastructure renewal andnumerous other investments need-ed to continue the nation’s prog-ress. An economic collapse wasavoided but we’re left with massivedebt. The Wall Street bankers thatcaused the crash are getting richerwhile millions of ordinary peoplehave lost their jobs through nofault of their ownand record num-bers of people arefalling into pov-erty. Congress isignoring thosein need. Incomefor middle classworkers hasdeclined so thatthis backboneof a democraticsociety is severelyendangered. TheAmerican Dreamis slipping awayfor many.The Americanpublic is nowthe most deeplydivided since the Civil War. We’vealways had diversity of opinionbut it has reached epic propor-tions. For instance, the incomegap between the rich and the restof us is the worst since the GildedAge of robber barons at the start of the 20thCentury. Cultural differ-ences involving racial, economicand gender justice are rampantand increasingly contentious withviolence erupting all too often.Corporations and the wealthyhave gained control of the politi-cal process by pouring massiveamounts of money into creatingand communicating their messageplus making huge financial contri-butions to campaigns, substantiallydrowning out the voice of the grassroots.This is the culture war,and it is real.At the root of mostcontroversies is ourworldview – the waywe see the world andour place in it, ourphilosophy of life.There are two domi-nant worldviews, oneusually labeled con-servative and the otherliberal or progressive.Or left and right. Somuch has changedover the past 30 yearsthat there’s now nocommon understanding of whatthose terms actually mean. Mostpeople are spread across the con-tinuum but the political debate isstuck at either end.We have con-flicting visionsof what kind of country we wantAmerica to be.People argueabout who is a“real” Americanand what is the“real” America.We basically donot understandeach other.The splitemerged inthe turbulent1960’s but didn’tbecome domi-nant and toxicuntil about tenyears ago. The invasion of Iraqwas the catalyst for many of us. Itseemed so obviously wrong, evenstupid, to some of us and an essen-tial, even righteous, act to others.We can’t even agree on our history.Information presented by histo-
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“Educate andinform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of  our liberty.”
- THOMASJEFFERSON
“It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.”
- GEORGE WASHINGTON
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 Editorial by Phyllis Stenerson
The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
 
 
JULY 2011
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CARAG Neighborhood
612.823.2520 carag@carag.org 
East Isles Neighborhood
612.821.0131nrp@eastisles.org 
ECCO Neighborhood
612.821.0131nrp@eastcalhoun.org 
Lowry Hill E. Neighborhood
612.377.5023 lhena@thewedge.org 
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Mpls. Park & Rec. Board
Brad Bourn 
612.230.6443 ext. 4 bbourn@minneapolisparks.org 
Bob Fine 
612.230.6443 ext. 6 bfine@minneapolisparks.org 
Mpls. Public Schools
612.668.0000 answers@mpls.k12.mn.us 
City Councilperson (10)Meg Tuthill
612.673.2210 meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.
Mayor R.T. Rybak
612.673.2100 rt@minneapolis.org 
State Representative (60A)Marion Greene
651.296.0171rep.marion.greene@house.mn.
State Representative (60B)Frank Hornstein
651.296.9281rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn 
State Senator (60)D. Scott Dibble
651.296.4191sen.scott.dibble@senate.mn 
Governor Mark Dayton
651.201.3400 mark.dayton@state.mn.us 
U.S. Congressman (5th)Keith Ellison
612.522.1212 www.ellison.house.gov 
U.S. SenatorAl Franken
202.224.5641info@franken.senate.gov 
U.S. SenatorAmy Klobuchar
202.224.3244 www.klobuchar.senate.gov 
PresidentBarack Obama
202.456.1111comments@whitehouse.gov 
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Unless the restaurant can negotiate anextension to stay open until 3am some nights, they will be open seven days a week 11am-1am. More info at www.mesapizzamn.com
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Seniors (at least sixty years old) and disabled people can get assistancewith tasks around the house and yard through neighborhood programs.Geographical boundaries determine which organization can help.Uptown area residents north of 36th Street should contact the Neigh-borhood Involvement Program (NIP). Through their Chore Programfor seniors, NIP can schedule independent contractors and volunteers toprovide housecleaning, lawn care and minor repairs—on a sliding feescale. You can get information in the Seniors Program part of their web-site www.neighborhoodinvolve.org or call 612.374.3322.Seniors south of 36th Street can call TRUST, Inc.’s Chore Program at612.827.6150. Their website is http://trustinc.org
Submitted by CARAG’s newly- formed Seniors Task Force group. If you have ideas or are interested in joining, contact Kay Nygaard Gra- ham at 612.825.3637.
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Donations to the Joyce Food Shelf during the month of July will bematched proportionally by the Open your Heart Challenge Grant.Donations can be made online through PayPal, through the mail to 1219W. 31st St., Mpls., MN 55408 or by stopping by the site at 3041 FremontAvenue.For further information contact Jean McGrath, Director, 612.825.4431,joyce@visi.com or go to www.joycefoodshelf.org
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 Intergenerational program for students and seniors
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Uptown Association’s Com-munity Affairs Committee
isintroducing “Adopt-a-Block,”a program designed to involveUptown businesses and residentsin a collaborative effort to com-bat graffiti and other instancesof vandalism through consistentgraffiti education and clean-up.The program is committed toinfrastructure maintenance, beau-tification efforts and communitybuilding. By participating in thisproject, businesses have the oppor-tunity to engage their commercialand residential neighbors in posi-tive partnerships that create last-ing relationships, shape positiveperceptions and keep Uptowninviting and energetic. For moreinformation or to sign up to “adopta block,” please contact BaileyBazzachini at bailey@uptownmin-neapolis.com or 612.823.4581.
 By Mary Ann Schoenberger
Students entering grades threethrough five this fall and adultsage 60 and better are invited toparticipate in a week long inter-generational program at South-west Senior Center called “I am…, I wonder …” During the pro-gram participants will learn aboutpeople from other generations andabout themselves. Each day willinclude an art project, exercise andmovement, making new friendsand enjoying a healthy snack.Participants will leave with theirown handmade books, filled withimpressions from the week. VictorSanchez, an artist and educator,will head up the program.“This is a great opportunity forchildren and seniors to get togeth-er to learn more about each other.We often find that kids don’t havemuch access to older adults if theydon’t have a grandparent in thearea, so this is a way to get differ-ent generations working togeth-er,” said Mary Ann Schoenberger,Southwest Senior Center Director.Program Dates: August 8 toAugust 12Place: Southwest Senior Center,3612 Bryant AvenueTime: 9:15 am – 11:45 amCost: Recommended donation of $15. No cost for students on freeand reduced lunch.Registration is limited. Please signup early.
 For more information or to regis- ter, call Mary Ann at 612.822.3194. Funding is provided by Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) and Volunteers of America – Min- nesota.

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