The more snow the better
ELY (AP) -- Len Katauskas' l997 launch of a new snow-removal product hardly could have been more poorly timed.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500.
Analysts may encore last year's botched forecasts
NEW YORK -- Investors, still smarting from the botched forecasts that Wall Street experts made when tech stocks were soaring, are also being asked to swallow some questionable remarks on the way down.
Dayton's, Hudson's stores to become Marshall Field's
MINNEAPOLIS -- Customers who shop at Dayton's and Hudson's department stores will have to get used to a new name.
Around the watercooler
OM, OM GOOD: As Internet companies seek to reassert their positions in the global economy, some of the firms are offering classes for employees who want to improve theirs -- lotus and other yoga positions, that is.
Factory overtime falls victim to slowdown
Winter has always meant fat paychecks for Juan Carlos Gonzales. That's the height of "masa" season at his food processing job, where line workers can expect plenty of overtime preparing the rich, corn-based dough used in holiday tamales.
There's still a future in growth, experts say
After two spectacular years, "growth" stocks suffered a deep dive in 2000, due largely to the technology sector's crash.
MERRIFIELD -- Mike and Connie Bruesch of Woodbury purchased the Train Bell Resort Friday from Harold and Rosemarie Kraft.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Honeywell announces at least 550 people will lose jobs
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- The chairman of Honeywell International said hundreds of jobs will be cut once General Electric Co. completes its proposed takeover of the company.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 287, a year ago 249.
Borrowing, a habit of the big expansion, is still here for a while
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not what you'd expect when the economic traffic lights turn amber, but for at least a while, borrowers and spenders may continue their wayward ways.
Brach's ending candy-making in Chicago, moving production
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brach's Confections Inc., citing competitive pressures, announced plans Thursday to end manufacturing operations in the city where it was founded nearly a century ago and eliminate about 1,000 jobs by the end of 2003.
Astronomers deal in big numbers and in events that often defy easy explanation or description.
Slowing U.S. economy already making overseas impact
Auto layoffs in Mexico, shuttered semiconductor plants in Taiwan, slumping air and ship cargo demand across Asia: All are early signs of a wave of financial dislocation that has begun to work its way across the globe as the powerful U.S. economy slows down.
NEW YORK -- The last time Jennifer Romanello shopped at Toys R Us was a year ago, and she vows she'll never return.
Greenspan surprised even many of his Fed colleagues on rates
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan surprised and shocked investors, analysts and even many of his central bank colleagues last week when he urged an aggressive half-point cut in short term interest rates.
Extra benefits for colleagues with kids?
One underlying issue still seems to color workplace disputes: fairness.
HOMEWORK ASSISTANT -- Help elementary school students, after school, with their homework/class work. Assistants needed at Nisswa, Baxter, Lincoln, Lowell and Garfield schools. ISD No. 181, Youth Development/Youth Services. Lisa Stawarski or RSVP 824-1345.
Why do people have affairs?
Ray says his affair just happened. Six years into his marriage, he found himself sneaking off to have sex with a woman he met at the gym.
2001 weddings to be romantic, personal affairs
NEW YORK -- Glamorous gowns, grandmothers' pearls and heartfelt vows are all in again as couples look to recapture the romance of the wedding experience.
Peggy Norman, who teaches an Early Childhood Family Education class for 9- to 15-month-olds and their parents, offers this advice to parents with infants -- love and nurturing of a child is the key to an infant's learning.
Child in need
When kids are on the waiting list for a Kinship partner for more than a year, the case is reevaluated.
Bridal fashion celebrates beauty of bride
NEW YORK -- A bride may technically be a woman, but on her wedding day, she is living out a childhood fantasy.
Preparing a budget can help set spending, saving goals
NEW YORK -- Just the thought of preparing a family budget strikes terror in the hearts of many people.
Follow these basic rules regarding jewelry for brides
The dress may get the most attention before the wedding, but every detail of the bride's look is important on the big day.
Expectant new bride's mother wonders how to spread the news
DEAR ABBY: Last weekend, I flew to see my youngest daughter, "Katharine," who is 23. The point of the visit was to plan her wedding with a young man I'll call "Howard," whom she has known for less than a year. Although I approved of the wedding, I had met Howard only twice and was not overjoyed with Katharine's decision.
Cass County Board
WALKER -- Two men involved in a series of Longville area burglaries last October were recently sentenced in Cass County Court.
Brainerd City Council
Els makes it look easy
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- Tiger Woods had a lot of snipes, shrimps and chunks -- his way of saying the shots didn't come off as planned.
Second round postponed by storm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The last few years have not been kind to the Tucson Open.
'We have no king but Jesus'
WASHINGTON -- Stressing the role of religion in the nation's history, attorney general nominee John Ashcroft told students at a conservative Christian college in 1999 that America was founded on the belief that "we have no king but Jesus."
Environmentalists target Norton nomination
WASHINGTON -- A group of environmental activists that included some Republicans joined forces Friday to try to derail the nomination of Gale A. Norton, President-elect George W. Bush's designated Interior secretary, claiming that her words and actions should disqualify her for the job.
FDA says mercury in some fish could harm babies' brains
WASHINGTON -- Pregnant women and those who might become pregnant should not eat four types of fish -- shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish -- because they could contain enough mercury to hurt an unborn baby's developing brain, the government warned Friday.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics - Brainerd - Trinity Lutheran Church from 10 a.m.-noon the second Tuesday.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser. - Available free 24 hours. Call 828-HELP, or 1-800-462-5525. Confidential and anonymous.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Adult Children-Chem.Dep. - 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Open meeting. Self Help Group for Adult Children of Chemically Dependent, Compulsive or Abusive Peers and Co-dependents. Call: 829-4417.
Volunteer of the month
"I volunteer because: I think it's really rewarding. I started volunteering because I felt like there was something more -- I wanted something more than just going to work and coming home."
Youth volunteer of the month
I volunteer because: "It gives me a good feeling, like I'm needed."
The Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants today for the NFC Championship and the right to play in the Super Bowl. Read about the outcome in Sports Monday.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 14 - 100 years ago (1901) The Brainerd Ice Co. has commenced filling their ice houses for next season's business and will put up between 35 and 40 thousand ton.
The Crow Wing County Health Department is sponsoring a walk-in flu clinic from 9 a.m. until noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the health department office at 219 Laurel Street in Brainerd.
Vikings fan adds football field green to her rec room
Teresa Giese gets considerable yardage out of her basement recreation room on Wise Road in rural Brainerd.
The Fish Bowl?
BREEZY POINT -- If the Vikings beat the New York Giants in the National Football Conference Championship game today, New York Gov. George Pataki will have another competition to prepare for on May 12.
Harris' testimony on Fla. voting called 'laughable'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The head of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Friday described as "laughable -- ha, ha, ha" the sworn testimony of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris that she had delegated responsibility for the operation of the Nov. 7 election and could answer directly few questions from the panel.
Indictment could bolster investigations of rave parties nationwide
NEW ORLEANS -- Three men have been indicted for allegedly organizing a series of rave parties where large amounts of drugs were consumed, a case prosecutors say could lead to a nationwide crackdown on the high-energy dance parties.
Billy Graham regrets missing inauguration
WASHINGTON -- Professing admiration for both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- two men who lose little love between them -- Billy Graham had hoped his inaugural invocation would help heal the wounds of a divisive election. Instead, fragile health has forced America's top minister to pull out.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- West Coast governors have urged residents to cut their electricity use by as much 10 percent while federal, state and corporate officials try to solve the region's power crisis.
EPA approves rule to cut haze in national parks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday approved a regulation that could help clean the air in many of the country's haziest national parks and other wilderness areas.
Bush faces tough going in reaching out for black support
AUSTIN, Texas -- George W. Bush was struggling last July to win a modicum of black support when he told delegates to the NAACP convention that, while his Republican Party was the party of Abraham Lincoln, it "has not always carried the mantle of Lincoln."
Reagan breaks his hip in fall, surgery set
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Former President Reagan was set to undergo surgery on Saturday to repair his broken right hip.
New trial date set for Sara Jane Olson
LOS ANGELES -- The new judge in the Sara Jane Olson case set a trial date of April 30 after receiving reassurance Friday from one of Olson's attorneys that he would show up for trial.
Clinton check-up reveals possible skin cancer
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's doctors said Friday that they found a "very suspicious" spot on his back that might be a skin cancer.
Synchronized lawn chairs, shopping carts in the line of inaugural march
WASHINGTON -- This isn't his Daddy's parade.
National sports briefs
More than 20 years after becoming the last winner of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, Affirmed still provides the standard to which other horses are measured.
The quarterback longshots: Culpepper and Collins
NEW YORK -- How's this for putting pressure on your quarterback?
Ravens must worry about Gannon
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A classic 300-yard game is not what Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden expects out of quarterback Rich Gannon on Sunday when his team faces the Ravens at Network Associates Coliseum.
Raven defenders are up for challenge
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The setting is perfect, the timing impeccable, the matchup divine.
Shannon Sharpe was talking about the Black Hole. The crazed section of fans at Raider home games, not the Raven offense.
Vermeil back in full cry with Chiefs
Dick Vermeil had his chance to go out on top.
NFL injury report
NEW YORK (AP) -- The updated National Football League injury report for this week's games, as provided by the league:
One boy's decision
This is about men and boys and cars and Michael Vick.
A tacky time for the NFL
The Baltimore Ravens have to wonder what on Earth awaits them when they meet the Raiders in the AFC Championship game this weekend in Oakland. The Ravens, it seems, are the NFL's guinea pig for bad sportsmanship. If you've got an insult, a dirty trick or a bush-league gimmick, pull it on the Ravens.
Fassel looking forward to biggest game of coaching career
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Long before Jim Fassel made his playoff guarantee, the coach predicted the New York Giants would win 11 games this season.
Title coaches are studies in similarities
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Gruden is a darling of the cameras, the man of a thousand faces, all of them captured on TV at some point in his three seasons as coach of the Oakland Raiders.
LASTRUP -- Raymond Ross, 73, Lastrup, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Richard J. Paycer
WALKER -- Richard J. Paycer, 76, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Aw Gwah Ching nursing home near Walker.
Alfred Douglas 'Doug' Johnson
SEBEKA -- Alfred Douglas 'Doug' Johnson, 77, Sebeka, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Gerhardt 'Gary' Walters
Gerhardt 'Gary' Walters, 86, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
John Darrell Shortridge
John Darrell Shortridge, 64, Sylvan Township, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his home.
Herman B. Scheler
CROSBY -- Herman B. Scheler, 72, Crosby, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Ronald E. Kullberg
GLEN -- Ronald E. Kullberg, 74, Glen, died Thursday, 11, 2001, at his home.
BACKUS -- Lyle Gehrke, 73, Backus, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his home.
FORT RIPLEY -- MaryAnn Rudolph, 61, Fort Ripley, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
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Summing up Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON--Bill Clinton is too young--and too protean a character--to sum up for history in a few words.
Rep. James Oberstar is not a big fan of the airline megadeals that are flying around these days. He was a critic of the proposed United-US Airways merger last May, and he's equally doubtful of American's plan to swallow up TWA.
Tuesday. Jan 9 I attended a meeting of The Lakes Area Automotive Industry Group. I went to this meeting as a concerned citizen wanting to know more about why Central Lakes College is eliminating so many of our community's vocational-technical courses, when so many of our local employers employee people in these fields.
Slip, sliding away
Few winter pleasures are as simple as sliding down a hill.
Two days on Winnibigoshish
BENA -- When the perch limit on Lake Winnibigoshish was reduced from 100 to 20 daily a lot of fishermen wondered if the fishery was on the verge of collapse. If a limit that had stood for so many years suddenly needed an 80-fish reduction were the lake's perch in danger of being fished out?
For the fifth year Windsor¨ Imported Canadian Supreme Blended Whisky is searching for Minnesota's ultimate "home away from home." The Windsor "Ultimate Ice-Fishing House" contest challenges Minnesotan's to prove their fish house is the state's best.
Winni perch fishery out of balance, DNR says
It might not be one of the most popular moves the DNR has made in recent years, but the new perch bag limit on Lake Winnibigoshish should help restore the glory days to Minnesota's premier perch lake.
A guide to stargazing 2001
It's 2001 at last, stargazers, and we have a space station. Cue the orchestra and bring up the "Blue Danube" waltz.
Robo-wildlife makes hunters sitting ducks
Brian Wolslegel makes robo-wildlife. Call it turning the tables on the bad guys.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Dutchman's Bluff, Rock Pile, Center Bar, Stone Boathouse Bar, Hole in the Day Bar, and the river channel have all kicked out walleyes and northern pike on Gull Lake this week.
Are mechanized duck decoys fair game?
RICHVALE, Calif. -- In the gauzy dimness before dawn, two hunters picked their way along the muddy, raised trail slicing through the flooded rice fields.
Christmas bird count carries on despite frigid weather
In spite of a minus 24 degree temperature at the start of the Pillager Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), 16 hardy souls showed up on New Year's Day to tally our feathered friends. Eight of the tabulators were new participants, and they included two members of the St. Cloud Audubon Club.
What the birders saw
PILLAGER - Canada Goose 1, Mallard* 8, Red-tailed Hawk 2
North Country calendar
January - 17-21 -- Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center
Dale and Lois Holmquist, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 13, 1951, in Minneapolis. Their family is sending them on a tour of the Hawaiian Islands.
Charina Holland and Steven Wynia announce their engagement. Parents are Dennis and Tamara Holland, Sartell, and Larry and Carole Wynia, Yankton, S.D. Grandparents of the bride are Jim and Marge Peterson, Brainerd. A March 17 wedding is planned in Sartell.
Lisa Shifflett and Tom Wenner were married Nov. 25, 2000, at Immaculate Conception Church in Becker with Kevin Anderson officiating.
Harold and Dorothy Harnois, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married Jan. 11, 1936.
Four generations recently gathered were Kristopher Michael Dobmeier, son; Melissa Dobmeier, mother; Bonnie Popp, grandmother; and Dorothy Pappenfus, great-grandmother.
Roy Schellin will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Club in Brainerd. Music will be by Lyle Kline. No gifts please.
Ralph and Bettie Crose, Crosslake, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 13, 1936, in Superior, Wis.
Kim Hanson and Dale Weinke announce their engagement. Parents are Diane Knutson, Brainerd, and Kirby Hanson, Portland, and Charles and Helen Weinke, Breezy Point. A wedding is planned.
Five generations recently gathered were Kordell Strong, son, Eau Claire, Wis.; Jesse Strong, mother, Eau Claire; Vicki Strong, grandmother, Melrose; Winnifred Schulze, great-grandmother, Pine River; and Zelma Olson, great-great-grandmother, Pequot Lakes.
Minnesota, Wisconsin suspend work on St. Croix River Bridge
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Work on a new bridge across the St. Croix River in Stillwater is being suspended because of insufficient federal funding and failure to get municipal approval, Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials said Friday.
MnDOT signs accord with Finland
Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Finnish National Road Administration recently signed a memorandum of understanding to share knowledge about transportation practices and technology. The agreement focuses on five areas: Infrastructure, operation, safety, organizational structure and land use practices.
Poll: Majority favor dividing surplus between rebates and endowment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Most Minnesotans favor dividing the state's projected surplus in the current budget period between tax rebates and an endowment that could be spent on schools, roads or environmental programs, a new poll indicates.
Gulf War memories
WOOD LAKE -- For Barbara Anderson, it seems like just yesterday that the shiny black car pulled up in front of her home.
Lawmakers take up relief plans for Granite Falls, Iron Range
ST. PAUL -- Victims of a summer tornado and laid-off steelworkers will have the attention of lawmakers in a holiday-shortened week at the Legislature.
Teen gets custody of baby she left in garbage can
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 16-year-old mother who placed her newborn daughter in a garbage can in Minneapolis last winter will regain custody of the girl, a judge ruled Friday.
Wolverines' girls remain unbeaten in Mid-State
WADENA -- The Wadena Deer-Creek Wolverines defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 49-30 Friday night in a Mid-State Conference girls' basketball game Friday.
Kiel Browne recipient of Jason Fitterer Memorial Award
Kiel Browne is the 2000-01 recipient of the Jason Fitterer Memorial Award.
Flyers edge Brainerd, keep unbeaten mark
LITTLE FALLS -- For the first time in eight years the bleachers on the upper level of the Little Falls High School gymnasium were rolled out and filled as the third-ranked Flyers hosted the Brainerd Warriors Friday night.
Local sports shorts
PIERZ -- Pierz Healy High School students, who are taking a trip to Washington, D.C., and New York, and the Pioneers' boys' basketball team are sponsoring Ken Patera's All-Star Wresting Alliance at the high school gym 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.
Moorhead blanks Warriors' girls
Moorhead Spuds girls' hockey goalie Amber Lindner had plenty of time to consider all of her options of what to do on a Friday night in Brainerd.
Sophomore boys beat Little Falls
The Brainerd Warriors boys' sophomore basketball team defeated the Little Falls Flyers 60-50 Friday.
Area events Saturday
Mesabi East edges Rangers in two OTs
CROSBY --Tony House of Mesabi East scored at the 3:15 mark in overtime to lift the Giants past the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies 3-2 in non-conference hockey on Friday.
Little Falls shut out in girls hockey action
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers girls hockey team was shut out 2-0 Friday night by Sauk Rapids/Sartell. It was the ninth loss for the Flyers in nine attempts this season.
Rangers topple W-DC boys
CROSBY-- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' basketball team had three players score in double figures and raced past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 65-49 in a Mid-State Conference game Friday.
Super Bowl all that is missing for Green
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dennis Green watched fellow coaches Bill Walsh, George Seifert and Bill Parcells walk away from the NFL. He notes that they always seem to return.
Clippers beaten by poor late execution
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sometimes you can't help but feel the Los Angeles Clippers' pain.
Carter may be joining the ex-files
NEW YORK -- With New York still buzzing about Giant Coach Jim Fassel's playoff guarantee, one of the greatest receivers in NFL history slipped into town and nonchalantly indicated he might be playing in his final game Sunday.
Low-key Smith hopes to make big statement
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Robert Smith darts in and out of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room, practically unnoticed.
Vikings' best defense is their good offense
MINNEAPOLIS -- They drape the banners over the upper deck railing inside the Metrodome, airing out the famous names and numbers from a musty, bygone era.
North Dakota maintains unbeaten streak at Mariucci
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- North Dakota shut out Minnesota in the second and third periods and extended its unbeaten streak at Mariucci Arena to six games with a 4-1 victory on Friday night.
Wild suffer worst home loss Colorado scores a 5-0 shutout
ST. PAUL(AP) -- Joe Sakic had a goal and two assists Friday night as the Colorado Avalanche beat Minnesota 5-0, handing the Wild their worst home loss in their inaugural season.
A capsule look at NFC Championship game
Ominous sign for the Vikings: The NFL has named four "former greats" to participate in this year's Super Bowl coin toss ceremony -- Marcus Allen, Tom Flores, Ottis Anderson and Bill Parcells.
Griffith defends Vikings' defense
NEW YORK -- Like the hard-hitting, aggressive safety that he is, Minnesota's Robert Griffith met the question head on. Is he tired of hearing about what the Vikings' defense can't do?
Internet-related magazines feel tug of the downturn
For more than a year, the Industry Standard, a weekly magazine that chronicles Internet-related news, has been tracking the number of pink slips issued by "new economy" companies. Monday it added its own layoffs to the list.
Hunting for PlayStation 2 was its own game
When Sony cut its initial shipment of PlayStation 2 game systems to the United States from 1 million to 500,000 in late September, anxious game geeks -- and their parents -- knew that the race to get one was on. Three months later, most of these would-be buyers failed to triumph over Sony's supply chain, but some did.
Con artists find rich pickings online
The 2.7-carat diamond ring looked like a great deal -- a steal, even. So Michael Pollitt decided to take a risk and buy something sight unseen from someone advertising on the Internet.
Surfers did it again -- and again
Search her, baby, one more time.
Paradigm packs a lot in its home-theater package
To put it delicately, under-$1,000 speaker systems are cow chips on the home-theater prairie.
Addition of domain names expands the Net
The latest Big Thing on the Net is dot-biz and a handful of other new top-level domain names (called TLDs in the industry) that boosters say will reshape the way we use the Web over the next few years.
Technology leader William R. Hewlett dies at 87
William R. Hewlett, the surviving member of the duo who all but invented Silicon Valley in a Palo Alto, Calif., garage 62 years ago, died Friday. He was 87.
Minnesota Regional Forecast
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Temperatures and weather conditions during the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. EST today.
Minnesota State Forecast
Winter storm watch extreme southwest for late tonight and sunday...
The Weather Elsewhere
Temperatures indicate Friday's high and overnight low to 8 a.m. Eastern Time.
Weather drawing by Blake Krell of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
Chapter C.J. of P.E.O. will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Caren Bedard. Co-hostess: Jan Erickson.
Brainerd Jaycees - 7 p.m. second Thursday at Paul Bunyan Sports Bar (ages 21-39). Call: 828-9598.
World bishops propose crackdown on U.S. Episcopal Church over gays
NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative Anglican bishops from around the world are proposing a crackdown on America's Episcopal Church because of its toleration of homosexuality.
No conclusions on Raoul Wallenberg's fate in report
LONDON -- A 10-year effort to solve the mystery of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg produced frustration Friday as a joint Russian-Swedish team reported it could not agree on any firm conclusion about the fate of the daring World War II figure who helped thousands of Jews avoid Nazi death camps.
Probe sought into other alleged U.S. attacks during Korean War
SEOUL, South Korea -- With the completion of a probe into the killing of refugees by U.S. troops at the hamlet of No Gun Ri, Koreans are pressing for an investigation into other alleged attacks on civilians by American forces in the early days of the Korean war.
Iraq rejects reports U.S. pilot survived Gulf War shooting
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq said Saturday there was no truth to reports that a missing U.S. Navy pilot might have survived after being shot down during the Gulf War, calling the idea a "silly lie."
Palestinians execute two alleged collaborators
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority put two men before firing squads Saturday for collaborating with Israel in killings of Palestinian militiamen, executing them before weeping family members and crowds of hundreds amid cries of "God is Great!"
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