RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Twelve of the most popular science textbooks used at middle schools nationwide are riddled with errors, a new study has found.
Hannah Thoele of St. Francis Catholic School took first place in the writing competition for Outdoor Life. Her essay was about winter fun and her work will be featured in the magazine Outdoor Life.
James and Sheila (Nephew) Hunter, Ironton, a girl, Ashley Diane, 2 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 27, 2000. Grandparents are Thomas and Jeanine Nephew, Crosby, Elaine Ebnet, Mentor, and Jim Hunter, Deerwood.
Veteran Wiebe takes third-round lead
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Wiebe watched the leaderboard hoping to catch NFL scores. Garrett Willis watched to convince himself he was leading the same tournament where he made a PGA cut for the first time.
Pak's fresh start nets season-opening win
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- New coach, new caddie, new swing, and now, Se Ri Pak has a victory to begin the new season.
Low expectations yield big reward for Furyk
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- Tiger Woods expects to win every tournament he plays. Jim Furyk's expectations were substantially lower in the Mercedes Championships, which made his victory that much more surprising.
McCain to challenge new administration on campaign spending
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain's early push to pass campaign spending changes could be a first test of the Bush administration's commitment to working with a divided Congress. And unlike his past battles with his party over the issue, McCain may have the upper hand this time.
McAuliffe promotion to party chair angers some Democrats
WASHINGTON -- The charge is familiar: blacks deliberately excluded from a rigged election. But it's not the Florida presidential fight that's drawing protests this time.
Allies of Oklahoma Gov. Keating furious with Bush camp
Oklahoma Gov. Frank A. Keating's allies are furious with the Bush operation for allegedly leaking confidential information about $250,000 in gifts financier Jack Dreyfus gave Keating's children, which reportedly scuttled Keating's chances for a Cabinet post.
Democrats not inclined to give Ashcroft a pass to become attorney general
WASHINGTON -- John Ashcroft will soon be mingling with his friends back in the Senate, some of whom are ready to pounce.
Study suggests cutting TV, video game use can make kids less aggressive
CHICAGO -- A school-based program that discourages television and video game use makes grade-school children less aggressive, a Stanford University study suggests.
Initiative Foundation achieves goal
The Initiative Foundation announced Cass and Crow Wing County residents provided more than $320,000 in donations in support of community initiatives and regional economic development, representing a significant portion of the foundation's regional campaign goal of $2 million.
There's no debate: It was good year
You may not want to start an argument with the Brainerd Lincoln-Douglas debate team this year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - First Bank Brainerd celebrates 100 years. Harkening back to earlier times at First Bank Brainerd recently were Zane Smith, Bernie Swedberg, Russell LaCourse, Dorothy Warlof, Ernie Wozniak, Arline Johnson and Walter Jordan.
BAXTER -- NightCAP and Safe and Sober programs will be conducted in coordination of the Jaycees $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza, the State Patrol reported.
Housing bias existed in area in era before Martin Luther King
PEQUOT LAKES -- Sixteen years ago when Joanne and Everett Johnson decided to buy a lake home in Pequot Lakes and retire here some of their Twin Cities friends thought they were crazy.
Doctor: Reagan recovering well, sits in chair, after hip surgery
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Former President Reagan was able to sit up in a chair the day after surgery to repair a broken hip, one of his doctors said Monday.
Peck, Small win top honors in children's literature
WASHINGTON -- A series of vignettes set in Depression-era rural Illinois about a 15-year-old girl and her scheming grandmother took top honors in children's literature Monday from the American Library Association.
King historic site making changes
ATLANTA (AP) -- The guest book at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site reads like a world atlas, with visitors signing in daily from Germany, Japan, Canada and South America.
Nine die in small plane crash
TOOELE, Utah (AP) -- A twin-engine plane returning from a skydiving trip crashed into the Great Salt Lake, killing all nine people on board.
Iowa Central fraud investigation focuses on transcripts
DES MOINES (AP) -- The state Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating possible academic fraud at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, the Des Moines Register reported.
'I have a dream!'
For many Americans, the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be summed up in four words.
Gunman shoots three and kills self at Gulf Coast casino
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- An Alabama man who shot three people before killing himself at a busy Gulf Coast casino was apparently distraught over losing money to a slot machine, a casino employee said Sunday.
TV executives working on strike contingency plans
1PASADENA, Calif. -- Television executives are hard at work on two schedules for their networks later this year -- one they hope to use and another they fear they'll have to.
CNN axes 'Newsstand,' braces for staff cuts
NEW YORK -- CNN is bracing for a round of staff cuts and reorganization this week, but in the meantime, some of its future programming plans are becoming clearer.
California power rescue plan faces fundamental obstacles
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Despite Gov. Gray Davis' show of public optimism, the key players in California electricity saga remain deeply divided over the two most fundamental facets of a newly conceived rescue plan, with energy producers crying foul and consumer groups claiming bailout.
Ohio State blows 23-point lead before edging Gophers
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State won and felt like it lost. Minnesota lost and, well, also felt like it lost.
Monday - MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Jays trade Wells to White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- David Wells could be just the pitcher the Chicago White Sox need. It's a safe bet he'll also be more than just the staff ace.
Ravens advance to Super Bowl
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Fade to black.
At East Rutherford, N.J.
Herman B. Scheler
CROSBY -- Herman B. Scheler, 72, Crosby, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Earl C. Everson
DULUTH -- Earl C. Everson, 84, Duluth, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
BACKUS -- Lyle Gehrke, 73, Backus, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at his home.
Elaine E. Larson
LITTLE FALLS -- Elaine E. Larson, 80. Little Falls, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 20001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Vera M. Dahnert
AITKIN -- Vera M. Dahnert, 88, Aitkin, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Gerhardt 'Gary' Walters
Gerhardt "Gary" Walters, 86, Brainerd, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Cabinet: Judge by results
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
You win, George - Dispatch Editorial
New York Gov. George Pataki won't be coming to Pelican Lake for the 2001 fishing opener, after all.
Desolate war orphans. Innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of a deadly war. Horribly injured Iraqi and United States military personnel. Children of U.S. Desert Storm veterans experiencing the same birth defects as war-ravaged Iraqi children. Should these persons concern us?
Minnesota's medical students reflect national trend
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Theresa Person tells bar patrons at her part-time job that she's going to medical school, they often assume that she's going to be a nurse.
Ventura will be subject of regular Pioneer Press comic strip
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press plans to debut a comic strip based on Gov. Jesse Ventura on Jan. 28.
Poll: Majority of Minnesotans have favorable impression of Bush
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A majority of Minnesotans have a favorable impression of President-elect George W. Bush and are moderately confident in his ability to govern, according to poll published Sunday.
Opponents to Lutheran-Episcopal agreement meet
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lutherans who oppose the Lutheran-Episcopal Church agreement say it is time to move forward with a new church -- without Episcopalian bishops.
Clearbrook family finds success in bison business
CLEARBROOK (AP) -- Bison ranching isn't for everyone, but some livestock producers have discovered the American buffalo can be a profitable alternative to raising beef.
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- A 68-year-old Litchfield man died after a fall in his house, about a week after his older brother also died from a fall.
Tech nips Warriors with nine seconds left
Following a lopsided defeat against St. Cloud Apollo two days earlier, the Brainerd Warriors were dealt a crushing blow by the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Saturday night.
B-H/V wins title
MINNEWASKA -- The Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale wrestling team won all three of its dual meets Saturday and won the Minnewaska Tournament.
Warrior wrestlers 1-2 at Tech
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors wrestling team competed in the Kiffmeyer Duals tournament Saturday at St. Cloud Tech and won the battle for seventh place with a 57-12 victory over Moorhead.
Boys Basketball - Onamia at Aitkin
Alex routs Flyer boys
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals throttled the Little Falls Flyers 12-0 in a Central Lakes Conference boys' hockey game Saturday night.
St. Cloud moves into first place in WCHA
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The St. Cloud Huskies clawed their way to the top of the WCHA heap Saturday with a two-game sweep of Michigan Tech and some help from the Minnesota Gophers and their victory over North Dakota.
Vikings would have administered beating in Super Bowl
Nobody beats a Dennis Green-coached team when he has a week off to prepare. So, whichever team the Vikings face the next Sunday is in for one brutal beating.
Roseau girls skate past Wadena-Deer Creek
Roseau -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines girls' hockey team lost 4-2 to Roseau in a penalty-plagued non-conference game Saturday.
Warrior gymnasts 6th at Lakeville
LAKEVILLE -- The Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team went up against 16 of the state's best teams at the Lakeville Invitational Saturday and came out in sixth place.
Flyer gymnastics team places third
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Little Falls Flyers gymnastics team placed third at the Grand Rapids Invitational Saturday with 121.3 points.
Davich scores 27 but Flyers lose
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' basketball team lost 62-55 to Fergus Falls Saturday night despite a 27-point effort from Rachel Davich.
Tartan beats Brainerd girls by 40
OAKDALE -- Shut down early in the first quarter, the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team never recovered and lost to Tartan 74-34 in a non-conference game Saturday.
Nelson scores 13 points in BSU win
BEMIDJI -- Brainerd High School graduate Chad Nelson scored 13 points as Bemidji State beat Concordia of St. Paul 78-65 in men's college basketball Saturday.
Raiders women outscore Vermilion
ELY -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team remained unbeaten in the North Division as they defeated Vermilion 65-60 Saturday.
Vermilion defeats Raiders men
ELY -- The Vermilion Ironmen cruised past the Central Lakes College Raiders 93-72 in North Division men's basketball Saturday.
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Richter, Graves lead Rangers past Wild
NEW YORK -- Mike Richter did most of his talking on the ice, and his coach praised him off of it.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It had started as a boisterous victory lap with the NFC championship trophy, but it didn't take long for New York Giants quarterback Kerry Collins to slow from a jog to a walk, a deliberate pace that let him luxuriate in every cheer from the sellout crowd at Giants Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Moss questions whether Vikings can ever be champions
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just like that, the Minnesota Vikings became a poor-tackling, penalty prone, mistake-riddled shell of the team that was 11-2 going into December.
Weather drawing by Summer Reyna of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Ray's Promenaders will square dance from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the Baxter Elementary School. Bob Barnabee will be the caller. A potluck lunch will follow the dance hosted by Joe and Elsie Molly.
Woman weighs obligations to family, lifesaver
DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter, who is in elementary school, has been nominated to receive a prestigious award. Because of this, she has been featured in the newspaper and is a celebrity of sorts in her town. My daughter wants us to attend the awards ceremony. She mentioned more than six months ago that my granddaughter is up for this award and stands a great chance of winning it.
Names and faces
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Boris Becker and his estranged wife, Barbara, have reached an out-of-court settlement of their bitter alimony and custody dispute, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
Islamic court reduces, postpones flogging of Nigerian teen
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Under mounting international pressure, an Islamic court has reduced and indefinitely postponed the flogging of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who says she was pressured by her father to have sex with three men, officials said Monday.
China says 242 Falun Gong leaders punished, others sent to labor camps
BEIJING -- In a rare disclosure, China said Monday it has punished 242 organizers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement and sent an undisclosed number of followers to labor camps during an 18-month-old crackdown.
Hundreds die in Salvadoran quake
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Authorities buried many of the 400 victims of El Salvador's earthquake in mass graves, saying a landslide that wiped out entire families had made it impossible to fully know the identities of the dead.
Israelis delay negotiating session after settler slain
JERUSALEM -- Israel on Monday delayed a negotiating session with the Palestinians and reimposed a tight closure on the Gaza Strip after the body of a Jewish settler slain by Palestinians was found near his greenhouse.
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