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MARILYN HAGERTY: Law men, medical women prevail in 2011 Malpractice Bowl

They don't really crow about it, but law students at UND don't mind telling you this week that they once again beat the medical students in the annual Malpractice Bowl.

They don't really crow about it, but law students at UND don't mind telling you this week that they once again beat the medical students in the annual Malpractice Bowl.

The event was held on a fine Friday afternoon a week ago with a good attendance in Memorial Stadium. It wasn't all glory for the law school. No, indeed. The future women lawyers were defeated in overtime by the future women doctors at UND.

Though mostly unheralded, the Malpractice Bowl is an annual event. The male law students have had it their way in recent years. This year, they beat the male med students by only 2 points in a 20 to 18 game. But the women medical students rose up and defeated law women by the same score. The male lawyers were guided by Matt Lien as quarterback. A former college and European player, he threw three touchdown passes.

And at the law school this week, they were murmuring, "We still have Matt for another year."

Cassie Marka was quarterback for the women lawyers. But her team went down 20 to 18 to the medics with Brooke Johnson and McKayla Titus as quarterbacks.


Just for fun. That's what they always say. But they acknowledge things get a little tense when law and medicine go head to head on a football field. And quietly, the athletic med and law students are gearing up for their annual hockey games when winter grows dreary.

Art and wine walk

The weekend arrives with the last race night at Grand Forks speedway...And the goodness of area gardens and handiwork of area artists can be found at the downtown Farmer Market on Saturday...Christus Rex will hold its annual fall gala this evening in the Empire Arts Center, featuring Job Christenson...The fourth annual run/walk Fall Frolic is set for Saturday in Riverside Park as a fundraiser for Empire Arts Center...And there's an Art and Wine Walk scheduled Saturday afternoon downtown...With a Forks Invitational Disc golf tourney also planned for Saturday...Two new exhibitions by Margaret Wall-Romana and Lucinda Mason are opening Saturday afternoon at North Dakota Museum of Art...And the Rydell Benefit Car and Bike Show is set for Sunday.

Ask Marilyn

Q. What would you do if you had a toothache this weekend?

A. I would go over to the Alerus Center and find a dentist or dental assistant. The two North Dakota associations are in session here.

Q. Why is the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center studying honey?

A. Honey has been used as a sweetener for centuries. They say recent data indicates honey consumption may have beneficial effects on glucose intolerance. That's a health issue affecting 57 million Americans.


Q. How did the Cooley boys do in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships near Las Vegas on Sunday?

A. The UND students did fairly well! Sean Cooley finished 28th in the 25 to 29 age category and 261st overall. Jake Cooley finished 31st in the 18 to 24 age category and 443rd overall. There were 1,700 competitors.

Lonnie and Phyllis

Cheerful people of the week: Lonnie Laffen, Phyllis Trefla.

Reach Hagerty at mhagerty@gra.midco.net or (701) 772-1055.

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