But when that driver behind me, blowing the horn because I’m driving only 45 in a 40 mph zone, turns out to be a woman (as happens almost without exception), I don’t think I’m ready to fully get in touch with my “feminine” side.
A quick change of name and costume releases a fresh identity and attitude, along with remarkable new powers. Sound familiar? It’s the standard blueprint for the change from mere mortal to superhero. They might not be superheroes, but the women of Forx Roller Derby are using the same formula to turn themselves from professionals, students, mothers and wives into shoe-leather tough goddesses on roller skates.
Madisson Whitman is a 21-year-old UND senior in anthropology from Bismarck, an Honors Program student bound for graduate school at Purdue University. She is also Mad the Impaler, a women’s roller derby newbie fascinated by the sport’s melding of femininity and blood-and-guts competitiveness.
Court documents say an accountant for the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls estimated that more than $21,000 was missing. An audit by an outside company later identified about $13,000 in "unauthorized transactions."
A southern Red River Valley roller derby league claims a forensic audit shows one of its members stole more than $10,000 from the organization. “It’s really like a kick to the groin,” said the head of marketing and public relations for the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls.
October ushers in golden days; La Nina can wait Dear Shirley,
I’ll bet you thought my Thursday columns had gone to the dogs. The last two weeks there were letters from Dot.Com, my dachshund in Grand Forks, and Sasha, the dachshund who is her pen pal in Alvarado.
Forx Roller Derby will host its second home bout, “Hell and High Water,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alerus Center, according to an announcement by the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau.
You couldn’t blame Forx Roller Derby league co-founder Kelly Gray for being a little giddy Saturday night as the Grand Forks derby girls’ readied for their first hometown bout at the Alerus Center. They had figured about 500 people would show up.
Roller derby makes GF debut in front of 1,200 You couldn’t blame Forx Roller Derby league co-founder Kelly Gray for being a little giddy Saturday night as the Grand Forks derby girls’ readied for their first hometown bout at the Alerus Center. They had figured about 500 people would show up. Instead, they got 1,200.
GF league will host first hometown game Feb. 19 League members have been practicing and going on the road for bouts with other teams since May, when the league coalesced. Now they're ready to host their first bout at home in a prom-themed sporting event -- How often have you seen those words together? -- that they're calling "A Bout to Remember."
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