Tim Harris, right, is the only person in the country with Down Syndrome who owns a restaurant. Or at least he did until he closed it in Albuquerque last month. He moved to Denver with his girlfriend, Tiffani, left.
He became a big deal a few years ago when his story was amplified by CBS’ Steve Hartman, who returned to the restaurant to document its end. The piece aired Friday night.
Here’s a tissue.
Hartman’s piece didn’t include much about the farewell party in Albuquerque.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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