A slowdown is not a recession
NEW YORK (AP) -- It shouldn't have come as a shock to Americans to learn their economy was slowing from the hectic pace of the past 10 years. But it did. And the impact this month has been seismic.
Rice, Morman open pool and spa business
Business partners Dave Rice and John Morman recently opened Brainerd Pool and Spa on Highway 371 North in the former King Koil building.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jason Winner recently joined USLink's Internet division as an Internet customer support technician. Winner's main duties are assisting customers with questions regarding the installation and operation of their Internet. The Verndale resident's background is in network administration.
Supply meets demand with CabinFinders, a business that arranges rentals of private lake homes
Supply and demand in housing needs created a business opportunity that is arranging the rentals of private lake homes.
General Mills unveils cereal for women
GOLDEN VALLEY -- First came Milk n' Cereal Bars for dashboard dining. Now General Mills Inc. is rolling out a sweet and crunchy pill in a bowl designed specifically for women.
Ornamental concrete business has deep family roots in Vesta
VESTA (AP) -- Rich Preuss hasn't been able to sit still since he started his new business, but the product he sells doesn't have that problem. Preuss sells lawn ornaments and statues that can be made to order at Country Ornamental Concrete in Vesta.
California's utility crisis has plenty of market winners and losers
NEW YORK -- California's energy crisis has created some clear winners and losers on Wall Street.
Beyond Emeril: The Food Network turns into a cash cow
NEW YORK -- When the Food Network started out in 1993, cooking shows weren't considered hot TV fare, and chefs weren't celebrities. Studious cooks watched Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet truss chickens, but cooking as entertainment had not yet arrived.
CNN laying off 440 workers
CNN has announced that 440 staffers would be laid off by the end of next week, as part of a broad restructuring that executives said would involve the "convergence" of television and interactive services.
Employer heath care options to be aired at two-day meeting
Employer health care coverage options will be discussed at an informational meeting this week.
Super Bowl advertising takes a quieter route
From one football season to the next, the Super Bowl went from Dot-com Sunday to Dot-gone Sunday.
Online brokerages morphing to stay afloat in tough market
NEW YORK -- "Be your own sugar daddy," advised one humorous TV ad featuring a young man massaging a rich, elderly woman's gnarled and buniony feet. In another, a tow truck driver is shown on his own tropical island, a product of his success trading stocks on the Internet.
IRS simplifies rules on IRA withdrawals
The IRS has drastically simplified the complex rules governing how taxpayers can take money from their individual retirement accounts, a move that may save Americans billions.
What's in a name?
Take it from the labels: Don't eat rocks, drink toilet water
DETROIT (AP) -- Be warned: "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover."
Pets of the Week
Jasper and Caesar are 3-month-old male Labrador puppies who have been neutered.
Story of near-tragedy included in kids' book about adventure
GLENWOOD (AP) -- When a snowstorm dumped 15 inches on this west-central Minnesota town four years ago, it was nearly fatal for four boys who turned out to be a little too good at dislodging snowdrifts.
Taking food to grieving family is not customary everywhere
DEAR ABBY: I would like to address funeral etiquette. I'm aware of how times have changed, but certain manners and traditions should continue.
Saving for college easier with Section 529 plans
NEW YORK -- You could easily describe Joseph F. Hurley as passionate about Section 529 college savings plans. He has invested in programs in 20 different states for his two children, Megan, 14, and Christopher, 10.
Cities face off in tug of war over historic warship
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Royal Savage was the flagship in the nation's first navy, a ragtag fleet of gunboats commanded by an infantry officer who would later turn traitor.
Marriage: Another old thing that's new again
In the annals of celebrity weddings, 2000 certainly had some shockers.
Bridal fashion celebrates the beauty of the bride
NEW YORK -- A bride may technically be a woman, but on her wedding day, she is living out a childhood fantasy.
PILLAGER -- A Friday fire damaged a home in Pillager, the Pillager Fire Area Protection Association reported.
GARRISON -- A two-car collision Friday on Highway 169 four miles north of Garrison caused minor injuries, the State Patrol reported.
HEAD:Little Falls School Board Meets 7:30-9 a.m. Monday Media Center Little Falls Community High School 1. Call to order.
Moya outlasts Hewitt in Australian Open marathon
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- For nearly four hours, Lleyton Hewitt was a fist-pumping, chest-thumping, racket-abusing firebrand, while Carlos Moya waited until the final point to unleash his emotions.
Lawmaker praises education plan
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush has a Texas-style slate of school testing and reading reforms that both Republicans and Democrats can support, a lawmaker overseeing federal education programs said Saturday in the weekly Republican radio address.
Clinton pardons his brother, business partner, former Cabinet official
WASHINGTON -- In one of his final executive acts, President Clinton on Saturday pardoned more than 100 Americans, including former Whitewater business partner Susan McDougal, brother Roger Clinton and former CIA Director John Deutch.
Another Humphrey moves ahead in politics
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Hubert "Buck" Humphrey IV, grandson of a vice president and son of Minnesota's former attorney general, has been hired as a policy aide to Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton.
Senate ready to confirm at least three top Cabinet officers
WASHINGTON -- The Senate was ready to confirm Colin Powell and at least two other Cabinet officers, the first top members of the new Bush administration to get lawmakers' approval.
Legislators scour books to purge outdated laws
ST. PAUL -- Leaders of town boards, listen up: It's your job to castrate bulls, boars, stallions or rams continually caught running loose.
Happenings Friday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Debate arises over who went more than halfway in Clinton deal
WASHINGTON -- Overcoming his earlier defiance, President Clinton acknowledged that he gave false testimony in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
A double dose of heartache 'Miracle' drug casts a light on suicide of congressman's son
MENOMINEE, Mich. -- Disbelief came first. Not the pain, or the guilt, or the desperate desire to understand why. Rep. Bart Stupak and his wife, Laurie, will tell you that now.
Cold weather requires special measures
I was searching Web sites recently and came across several from places such as North Dakota and Saskatchewan that gave advice on how to deal with the cold.
Be sure to read those multivitamin labels carefully
If you regularly take dietary supplements, check the labels to make sure they don't exceed the revised recommendations set recently for a dozen vitamins and minerals from A to zinc.
Planned Parenthood to begin offering abortion pill in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota will begin offering the abortion pill known as RU-486 at its Highland Park Clinic in St. Paul.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Food choices aren't just about health but safety
Even before it got into print, last week's column citing the ills of fast food pulled in an outraged e-mail.
Rushed exams may not be getting job done
Ideally, it's an almost indulgent rite of self-reflection, a soothing embrace of common sense, as well as a chance to simply chat with a doctor. But the typical physical examination often feels more like a pit stop: Check the cholesterol, check that blood pressure and -- done! -- it's back to the races. Especially for the doctor, who's often running to the next appointment.
Anglers take the ice
Flying high over Gull Lake four hours before the start of the 11th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Saturday was a flag bearing the colors of the Loyal Order of the Elbows, a group that calls Shep's on Sixth home base.
She lived in darkness for 38 years, blinded by a bottle that was carelessly thrown through her car windshield in 1962. Now a 74-year-old Brainerd woman can see again, thanks to a Brainerd eye surgeon. Read this remarkable story in Monday's Dispatch.
The Washington High School Class of 1944 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Sawmill Inn.
Source of luncheon illness can't be found
The exact source that caused nearly three dozen people to become ill after a Brainerd luncheon cannot be identified, state health department officials said Friday.
This was Brainerd
JANUARY 21 - 40 years ago (1961) - Brainerd Theater Now Showing "The Sundowners." All critics say it will win Academy Award. Greater than "Giant" or any picture in 10 years. Starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Peter Ustinov. Admission 75-60-25.
Carruth guilty of conspiring to kill girlfriend
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former NFL player Rae Carruth could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison following a jury's decision to acquit him of first-degree murder but convict him of conspiring to kill his pregnant girlfriend.
Coalition says it paid $35,000 to mother of Jackson's child
CHICAGO -- The woman who had the Rev. Jesse Jackson's out-of-wedlock child received $35,000 in severance pay from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, leaders of the civil rights group said.
Ethanol's future uncertain under Bush
LINCOLN, Neb. -- As two men with ties to the oil business take over the White House, the ethanol industry wonders about its future under the new administration.
Militia member pleads guilty to plots against judge, tanks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to kill a judge and blow up a propane storage facility to help a militia overthrow the federal government.
Pentagon sees 'collective responsibility' for Cole bombing
WASHINGTON -- Military officials from the top down bear "collective responsibility" for lax security that lead to the bombing of the USS Cole, Pentagon officials say. So the ship's captain and crew will not be punished.
Departing president says thank you
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton offered a melancholy thank you to the American people Saturday in his final radio broadcast from the White House. He said he proudly turns "the reins of a nation renewed" over to George W. Bush.
Clinton discloses $190,000 in gifts he's keeping
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An $800 photo of jazz musician Duke Ellington, a $2,500 bust of President Truman, $300 boxing gloves from Sylvester Stallone and a painting of Buddy are among the $190,000 worth of gifts that outgoing President Clinton is keeping.
A hootin' and hollerin' party
WASHINGTON -- At one hotel, the smell of quesadillas and barbecue mixed with the odor of livestock, and the fashion statement was tuxedos and ball gowns -- with cowboy boots.
Tears well as Bush becomes 43rd president
WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush soldiered purposefully through the words, "I do solemnly swear ... ," that delivered to him the office his father had held before.
Bush inaugural parade a blend of old and new
WASHINGTON -- It's a weekend to put the Lone Star state front and center and organizers planned George W. Bush's inaugural parade to keep with the long tradition of presidential pageantry.
Officials work to plug explosive natural gas leak
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Crews toiled in freezing temperatures Saturday to plug a leak in an underground gas storage facility that caused explosions and towering gas geysers in this central Kansas town.
Tripp's lawyers say she was fired from her Pentagon job
WASHINGTON -- In a move her lawyers say was an act of vengeance, Linda Tripp is joining the ranks of political appointees tossed out of their Clinton administration jobs to make room for Bush administration hands.
On oil spill anniversary, tankers safer but spills still a threat
SAN FRANCISCO -- The icy waters of San Francisco Bay complete a stunning vista that includes wild islands, a famous bridge and a sparkling skyline.
California expects no weekend blackouts
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The lights were expected to stay on in California through the weekend as lawmakers attempted to fashion a plan to put the state's electricity system on track and keep its utilities from going broke.
Bush promises to lead with 'civility, courage'
WASHINGTON -- George Walker Bush was inaugurated 43rd president of the United States on Saturday, his eyes glistening with emotion as he became only the second son in American history to follow his father to the White House.
Anger at contested election fuels protesters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Demonstrators with diverse agendas but united by anger over the contested election and mistrust of George W. Bush took to the streets Saturday in what police predicted would be the largest inaugural protests since 1973.
Yankee exec's championship ring found
PHOENIX (AP) -- A glitter that caught a 20-year-old Phoenix man's eye at Sky Harbor International Airport turned out to be a 3-carat diamond ring from the 1999 World Series.
Colorado skates to tie for league lead
DENVER (AP) -- Brothers Joe and Mark Cullen each scored a goal, helping Colorado College defeat Denver 4-1 Friday night.
New York, New Jersey lay claim to NFC champions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Everyone loves a winner, especially New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Quoth the Raven: New York?
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The enigmatic figure who brought the annual birthday tribute of roses and cognac to Edgar Allan Poe's grave early Friday also left behind a note that has fans of the Baltimore Ravens seeing purple.
Michigan Tech overpowers Alaska-Anchorage
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- Jarrett Weinberger had two goals and an assist to lead Michigan Tech to a 6-4 win over Alaska-Anchorage on Friday night.
In the purple reign
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After years of mourning the dear, departed Colts, Baltimore has fallen in love again.
Kwan gets seven perfect marks in short program
BOSTON (AP) -- She didn't watch Michelle Kwan skate, and Sarah Hughes managed to avoid tripping over the flowers and other gifts that showered the ice when Kwan finished her short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
A baseball man in the White House, Bush hopes for labor peace
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a baseball man in the White House, President-elect Bush will tell his old colleagues "loud and clear, I hope there's not a strike" next fall, but says owners and players must settle their differences without looking to him.
Sydor unlikely hero in Stars' freewheeling shootout win over Penguins
Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux flourished in the free-skating, high-scoring shootout between the Dallas Stars and the Pittsburgh Penguins. So did unlikely hero Darryl Sydor.
Who will enter Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Bill Parcells is one of 15 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with voting scheduled the day before the Super Bowl. He may not be as much of a lock as some New Yorkers might believe, especially with popular Marv Levy of the Buffalo Bills the only other former coach on the ballot.
Collins doesn't need to win Super Bowl to make his life a success
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- As much as he would like to thank the New York Giants by leading them to a Super Bowl, Kerry Collins doesn't need a championship ring to prove that he has turned his life around.
Report: Recruits, athletes received more than $23,000 in discounts
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Several Wisconsin recruits were among the beneficiaries of more than $23,000 in unadvertised discounts from a local shoe store, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday.
Kidd's image shattered by accusation that he struck wife
PHOENIX (AP)-- Jason Kidd's image makeover after his move to Phoenix from Dallas had seemed almost perfect, until a 911 call from his Paradise Valley home.
Noel S. Aasen
Noel S. Aasen, 80, South Long Lake, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home.
Willard L. Topp
PEQUOT LAKES -- Willard L. Topp, 65, Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at his home in Pequot Lakes.
SOBIESKI -- Agnes Kuklock, 82, Sobieski, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
William L. Randall
LITTLE FALLS -- William L. Randall, 86, Little Falls, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Raleigh Laswell, 47, Brainerd, died at his home.
STAPLES -- Roger Reichel, 70, Staples, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Harry L. Grant
STAPLES -- Harry L. Grant, 83, Staples, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at the Staples Hospital.
Carol Kurtzman, 60, Brainerd, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001.
Minnesota News council
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Gone fishin' - Dispatch Editorial
The most unpopular public agency in Minnesota, at any given moment, is probably the Department of Natural Resources.
Spread the sunshine
This weekend Washington, D.C., is decked out in review stands and other parade attire as the government goes through the pomp and circumstance of installing a new president.
WASHINGTON--The most striking thing about the new president is that he is, by any measure, one of the least experienced figures in the upper ranks of his own administration. Vice President Cheney and a large majority of the Cabinet-level appointees are Washington veterans. Those who come from outside, like the two fellow governors recruited by George W. Bush, have more time in office than he does.
When the liberals talk about bipartisan efforts in Congress, I cringe. To a Democrat bipartisan mea
DNR reaches million dollars in timber sales in Aitkin County
AITKIN -- Minnesota, its school districts and Aitkin County will all benefit from $1.579 million in timber sales last year.
New walleye tournament series promises big bucks
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. -- Operation Walleye has announced the introduction of a $2.9 million professional walleye fishing circuit to be known as the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Series.
North Country calendar
January - 20 -- 11th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza; for tickets call (800) 950-9461
Power crisis could harm endangered salmon
PORTLAND, Ore. -- California's energy crisis could harm endangered salmon populations because it has forced a power agency to release water normally reserved for the spring migration, environmentalists and power officials say.
Hunting season too short? Here's a good way to lengthen it
Winter hunting has a fond spot in my heart. It was the first topic I wrote about when this column began 16 years ago. Yet I don't seem to have convinced many more hunters to try rabbit, snowshoe hare or varmint hunting. For whatever reason these sports have never really caught on in Minnesota. But people who do hunt in the winter do so with a passion.
Wolf and deer studies continue at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- You've probably heard stories of domestic dogs that were lost on camping trips and then journeyed hundreds of miles to their owner's home. The canine homing instinct is legendary and little understood by humans.
End of an era?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ole and Bess Evinrude knew they were on to something big when they began peddling "detachable rowboat motors" in Milwaukee in 1909.
Trappers to request season changes for four species
The Minnesota Trappers Association will request a longer season for otters and an earlier season for bobcat, fisher and martin.
New circuit will be good for walleye fishing, PWT says
In January summer is a distant dream. But if you're a tournament walleye fisherman chances are good that in this coldest of months you're seeing visions of open water, livewells full of plump walleyes and checks with multiple digits.
Coyotes deserve our respect and understanding
Through the fog-shrouded morning mist my eyes perused the lake ice plain stretching in front of my haven in the woods. Searching for the ghostly images I scanned from north to south. Then out of the harbor of haze they materialized like mirages on the bleak barren desert of snow. Dancing and darting, racing and resting, the pair mesmerized me into a state of muse.
Cristina Gard and Eric Ruhl were married Oct. 28, 2000, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Backus with Pastor Hendrickson officiating.
Harlan LaPorte, Pillager, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pillager Senior Citizens Center. No gifts please. The event will be hosted by his family. He was born Jan. 18, 1921, in Iowa.
Amanda Jane Nelson and Joshua D. Hemsworth were married Aug. 5, 2000, at First United Congregational Church of Christ in Brainerd with Pastor David Price officiating.
Nicholson didn't want to portray 'tough' cop
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Although Jack Nicholson plays a homicide detective in the new film "The Pledge," the veteran actor didn't want to play the usual "tough, hard-bitten" cop.
Melissa Gage and Wade Reynolds announce their engagement. Parents are Tony and Kathy Gage, East Gull Lake, and Bruce and Sue Reynolds, Merrifield. A Feb. 3, 2001, wedding is planned at Church of the Nazarene in Brainerd.
Wesley and Elaine Norwood, Pequot Lakes, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Stacey Ann Pickar and Justin Ray Lewis announce their engagement.
State National Guard unit deploys to Persian Gulf
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Minnesota National Guard soldiers exchanged tearful hugs with relatives Friday as they prepared to leave for duty in the Persian Gulf.
Judge quits case over federal sentencing rules
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A federal judge critical of mandatory drug-sentencing laws removed himself from a criminal case rather than sentence a first-time drug offender to 10 years in prison.
Northwest co-pilot fails blood alcohol tests
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines fired a co-pilot after he failed two blood alcohol tests following a flight from San Antonio to Minneapolis, the airline announced Friday.
Kiffmeyer participates in WWF vote effort
WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, Republicans assailed Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for refereeing a World Wrestling Federation match. On Friday the state's top elected Republican stood under the same organization's banner.
County attorney accused of racial bias
ST. JAMES (AP) -- The chief public defender for the 5th Judicial District is asking that the Watonwan County attorney's office be removed from all cases involving Hispanics because of racial bias.
Kennedy sets school diving record
It used to be you'd get into trouble for writing your name on a high school wall.
S-M boys outscore Wadena-Deer Creek
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 75-32 in Mid-State Conference boys' basketball action Friday.
Brainerd gymnasts prevail in battle of ranked teams
WILLMAR -- In a battle of Class AA gymnastics powers the fourth-ranked and unbeaten Brainerd Warriors edged the sixth-ranked Willmar Cardinals 142.6 to 141.83 in a Central Lakes Conference meet Friday.
Forfeits help Lakers nip Staples-Motley
STAPLES -- Forfeit wins at the last two weight classes enabled the Detroit Lakes Lakers to defeat the Staples-Motley Cardinals 33-28 in Mid-State Conference wrestling Thursday.
Bjorklund says time was right for coaching change
Chris Bjorklund has learned during his four years at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., that Division I men's basketball is all about winning.
Brainerd girls' basketball team gaining confidence, recording wins
Before Christmas, Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball coach Carl Hendrickson wasn't sure how his team would react.
Local sports short
Sartell defeated the Brainerd Warriors 45-37 in sophomore girls' basketball Friday.
Renneke hits winning bucket at buzzer to lift Brainerd over Sartell
Lisa Renneke may be to the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team what the good-hands people are to All-State Insurance Companies.
Wothe leads Park Rapids past C-I/A in hockey
PARK RAPIDS -- Hans Wothe scored four goals to lead the Park Rapids Panthers to a 6-0 Mid-State Conference boys' hockey victory over the Crosby-Ironton/Aitkin Grizzlies Friday night.
St. Cloud downs Brown
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud State capitalized on the last four of its five power-play opportunities and beat Brown 4-2 Friday night.
Area events Saturday
C-I girls defeat Hermantown
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' basketball team earned its third win of the season by defeating Hermantown 51-46 Friday in a non-conference game.
McLennan records second win in goal as Wild defeat Islanders
ST. PAUL (AP) -- This time, the New York Islanders' rally fell short to an expansion team.
Timberwolves come back to defeat Seattle SuperSonics
SEATTLE (AP) -- If the Seattle SuperSonics have convinced themselves that they have to get rid of Gary Payton, they might want to rethink that decision.
Green to reshuffle Vikings coaches
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green made changes to his defensive staff for the second straight season Friday by firing two coaches, moving two and reassigning another.
Gophers fall to Badgers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Matt Murray's third career two-goal game lifted Wisconsin to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Friday night.
North Dakota, Mankato tie
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Josh Kern converted a North Dakota giveaway with 2:50 remaining to give Minnesota State, Mankato a 3-3 tie with the Fighting Sioux on Friday night.
Walters fined $5,000 for hit in NFC Championship game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings' receiver Troy Walters was fined $5,000 by the NFL for striking the head of New York cornerback Ramos McDonald during the Vikings' loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship game Jan. 14.
Internet domain confusion feared
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Internet, too, has its breakaway republics, cybercolonies that resist the status quo by assigning themselves unsanctioned domain names.
Directories form the cornerstone
Files and folders, also known as directories, are the building blocks of computing. Understand them, and you'll have gone a long way toward understanding your computer.
Titles to start your heart racing again
"Driver 2" for Sony PlayStation works on so many levels that it's tough to count them all. A sweet, sweet driving game. A tight mystery story. And the ability of players to edit their adventures into a personalized movie. It's this kind of imaginative approach to a potentially tired genre that makes "Driver 2" such a winner.
Musicians remix the digital-music debate
Where most trade shows and conferences seem to be about PowerPoint presentations and business-card exchanges, the two-day Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University this week offered some candid dialogue and even an argument or two. Th
Q & A
Q. I am interested in setting up a wireless network between my Gateway 2000 and Dell laptop (using my cable modem) as access to the Internet. Recommendations?
Reviving a computer
It's a sickening feeling: You hook up a new computer, or sit down at one that's been working fine for weeks. You push the power button and nothing happens. No lights, no whir, no clicks. Dead as a doornail.
Weather drawing by Katie Garin in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
St. Joseph's Medical Center Auxiliary thanks the following individuals and organizations for supporting us with our Bazaar in December:
Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary will have a luncheon from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Club, 708 Front Street. Vegetable soup, chicken patty sandwich, peach upside down cake and a beverage will be served. Cost: $3.50. The proceeds will benefit Legionville. Call-in orders are welcome. For more information, call 829-2249.
Philippine government crisis ends
MANILA, Philippines -- President Joseph Estrada quit Saturday and the country's vice president replaced him in a wild finish to the Philippines' worst political crisis in more than a decade.
Clinton clears way for aid package to Colombia
WASHINGTON -- Just two days after right-wing paramilitaries massacred 25 people in northern Colombia, the Clinton administration issued a report Friday saying the country had not fully complied with human rights conditions placed on a $1.3 billion aid package.
Tokyo again most expensive city
LONDON (AP) -- Tokyo is the world's most expensive city to live in, outpacing such global centers as New York, London and Paris, according to a survey released Thursday.
U.N. head to press China on human rights, peacekeeping
BEIJING (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in China Saturday for talks in which he said he will press China to improve human rights and take a larger role in peacekeeping operations.
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