Mounds View Class of 1978
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When a priest came to Ted Brausen and asked him if he could "fix up" the 110-year-old St. Joseph Church in Lino Lakes, Brausen bristled. "I pump gas for a living. And that place was condemned."
Four years and a whole lot of sweat and dedication later, Brausen's all-volunteer crew of rehabbers is putting the finishing touches on the reinvigorated Catholic church.
And just in time. After all, Les and Mary Trombley are planning to hold their wedding anniversary celebration today at St. Joseph, 50 years after they got hitched there.
"Our little church is gonna be the envy of every church in the state," said Mary Trombley, a lifelong member, expressing her delight with the restoration. "It has been beautiful. They have done the most fantastic job."
C.J.: Secrets to happiness? Dan Buettner will share some answers
By C.J., Star Tribune
Last update: January 9, 2008 - 9:33 PM
World explorer Dan Buettner is scheduled to discuss "Unlocking the Secrets to Happiness" on two segments of ABC's "20/20" on Friday.
Would one of those secrets have anything to do with, say, dating a supermodel?
After a long pause, and with disgust in her voice, PR woman Bonnie Harris waxed humorlessly: "No comment." Isn't that what you say, I thought, when the question is unpredictable?
"I'm not sure what you're going to put in print," Harris said. Oh, probably something about a PR woman for Buettner thinking nobody knows that since 2002 he has dated Cheryl Tiegs, who looks like she could be the source of a whole lot of happiness, even for a laid-back-yoga-loving-bicycling kind of guy.
Harris' unpleasant reaction raised suspicions that there was trouble in Super-Modeldom. "It's not about who's dating whom," she said. "It's about the work he's been doing for National Geographic. For the last few years he's been visiting places around the world that they call 'blue zones.' Those places have to do with the longest-lived areas in the world, including Sardinia, Okinawa, Loma Linda [Calif.], Costa Rica. One of the things that contributes to longevity is contentment. And so this special includes some of the findings that Dan has uncovered in some of his visits around the world in terms of contentment and happiness."
Lynne Maker Kuechle
LYNNE MAKER KUECHLE
Home Club: Roseville Figure Skating Club, MN, USA
Competitive Level: Master Pairs
Coaches: Mark Militano
Lynne still skates(and is pictured with Christopher Williams) and works at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. She is in Publications, doing things like the annual report, patient-education materials, brochures, etc.
Her husband's name is Matt and their daughter's name is Vica (short for Victoriya; they adopted her from Russia 1998). She's 11 years old.