Phillips Petroleum buying Tosco Corp.
NEW YORK -- With its $7 billion stock purchase of Tosco Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. has boosted its refining operations at a time when the oil industry is focused on exploration and production.
Trish Sullivan, Brainerd, is among 245 students named to the 2000-01 first semester dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Help for home economics
Dear Heloise: I volunteered at my daughter's middle school yesterday to cook a meal during home economics.
Son rebuffs aunt's attempts to contact long-gone dad
DEAR ABBY: After my divorce 12 years ago, my ex-husband left the state and had no contact with our son, "Lance," or me. We didn't even know where he had gone. Lance was 5 at the time and is now 17.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
CUSHING -- Two people were injured Saturday when their snowmobiles hit a ditch at Highway 10 and 10th Avenue, near Cushing.
Love makes stunning comeback
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A seven-stroke deficit was wiped out in seven holes, but that's where the similarities ended Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This time, the stunning comeback happened early, and it belonged to Davis Love III.
Ventura tells tribal leaders he opposes state-owned casino
RED WING, (AP) -- Backers of expanded gambling in Minnesota got discouraging news Monday from Gov. Jesse Ventura, who told tribal leaders that he is cool to the idea of building a state-operated casino.
Bush, Canadian leader Chretien to have informal chat
WASHINGTON -- After focusing on domestic priorities since his inauguration, President Bush is turning to foreign policy as he prepares to receive Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in what officials say will be an informal chat rather than a heavy-duty negotiation.
GOP, lobbyists still plan to expand Bush's tax cut package
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans and lobbyists say they like President Bush's proposed tax cut, but they won't back down from plans to add their own priorities, even though Bush is promising to defend his proposal "mightily."
McCain to join sponsorship of patients rights bill
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will join Senate Democrats Tuesday to announce his co-sponsorship of a modified version of legislation known as the "patients bill of rights."
Happenings Monday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Clintons say they'll return disputed gifts to White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton say they'll be happy to return the fancy sofas, rattan chairs and other furnishings they took from the White House if it turns out that the gifts were meant to dress up the executive mansion for future presidents too.
Experts predict treatments for some cancers, Alzheimer within 25 years
CHICAGO -- Collaboration among experts in bioengineering, gene therapy and chemotherapy is expected to help tame cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases within the next 25 years, scientists say.
Calling ALL veterans
At least once a week, Gaylord Zelinske of Brainerd dons his American Legion color guard uniform to bid farewell to a fellow veteran.
Brainerd plans welcome signs
Brainerd will have three new signs greeting visitors to the city by Memorial Day.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1941)-A wholly worthwhile community project is that of setting aside suitable areas for use in building up a modern residential district which will be a credit to the city. Such an area south of the Brainerd business district has been zoned for a residential district which in future years will furnish a most pleasing entrance to the city from the south.
Firm pulls application for city loan
Mid America Molding Inc. has withdrawn its application for a loan from the city of Brainerd.
Agency staff and professionals who work with families experiencing financial difficulties are invited to attend an upcoming Dollar Works training from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Crow Wing Services Building in Brainerd.
The Lakes Area Automotive Industry Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Moose Club to discuss the suspension of automotive courses at Central Lakes College.
Former nurse found not guilty
A former Brainerd Regional Human Services Center nurse who faced gross misdemeanor charges following the death of a patient has been found not guilty.
CBIR owner, former workers settle suit
A civil lawsuit between the Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway's owner and three former race track managers was resolved recently, more than a year after the suit was filed.
Fresh powder run
Tracy Fairchild, Aitkin, rode his snowmobile Saturday in the ditch along County Road 11 north of Crosby. The fresh snow in the past week turned the area into a snowmobiler's paradise. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Man gets life in prison for Aitkin County murder
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The last man to go to trial for the 1998 Aitkin County murder of 84-year-old Evelyn Malin has been sentenced to life in prison.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - Bill Selisker's 300th career basketball coaching victory was an occasion for celebration at Crosby-Ironton High School Tuesday, his Rangers rocking District 18 foe Braham by a 68 to 52 margin.
21 teachers leaving at end of year
Together they've amassed 537 years of educating students in the Brainerd School District, or an average of 26 years each.
Cloquet man's death marks eighth this year on area roads
One person is dead and two others are injured following a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 25 at the railroad bridge on the east side of Brainerd.
State services Former state hospital still serving the community
Old-timers still refer to the buildings at the intersection of Highways 18 and 25 as the state hospital, and for some, that may never change.
Official: School funding falls short
If Gov. Jesse Ventura has his way, the Brainerd School District will be looking at such a modest increase in district revenues that it wouldn't keep up with the cost of inflation or the district's growing heating costs.
Brainerd district using newsletter to lobby lawmakers
The Brainerd School District has devised a new way to lobby legislators -- its own legislative newsletter.
Council thanks area legislators for help on CLC program
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved sending a letter to area legislators expressing its support for saving automotive programs that Central Lakes College plans to suspend.
City plans arboretum funding
Funding from Brainerd for Northland Arboretum is close.
USS Cole captain meeting with grieving relatives
ENNIS, Texas (AP) -- The captain of the USS Cole came to a small Texas town to tell a grieving mother, "I'm sorry."
Marathon founder's children plan tribute run
TRENTON, N.J. -- Ed Oliu is no marathon man. But motivated by sibling rivalry and his father's illness, he's training 24 hours a week to compete in next month's Barcelona Marathon.
Four others wounded in Monday attack
MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- At first, Martin Reutimann couldn't believe it. "I heard somebody yell, 'There's a guy in the center aisle with a gun!"' the 24-year-old engineer said.
Released U.S. hostage won't discuss abduction
NAZRAN, Russia (AP) -- Three days after ending his captivity in Chechnya, U.S. aid worker Kenneth Gluck met Tuesday with a North Caucasus leader, but refused to discuss the hazy circumstances of his abduction.
Too many Florida residents ignoring water restrictions
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- One of the first things Kevin Gourrier did when he returned from a business trip last week was water his lawn.
Businessman who won pardon under investigation
WASHINGTON -- A wealthy businessman convicted of crimes in the 1980s was under investigation for possible tax evasion and money laundering even as then-President Clinton pardoned him last month, a federal law enforcement source said Tuesday.
Retailers unsure how to meet demand for power cuts
LOS ANGELES -- "Power police" prowling car dealerships to make sure outdoor lights are turned off. Acres of darkened parking lots. Fines of up to $1,000 a day.
Snowmobile fatalities on track for record
DUXBURY, Vt. -- In a rush of snow, exhaust and noise, Andrew Bombard pulls up to a store along the main snowmobile thoroughfare through this valley.
Rush-hour bombing injures nine on subway platform
MOSCOW -- A small bomb exploded on a subway platform during rush hour here Monday, injuring nine people and reviving fears that terrorists are targeting the Russian capital.
Report: Factory workers beaten, starved in Samoa
NEW YORK (AP) -- Factory workers in American Samoa who made clothes for J.C. Penney Co. and other retailers were beaten, poorly fed, underpaid and spied on while they showered, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Drummer of Tejano band killed in bus accident
PORT LAVACA, Texas (AP) -- A bus chartered by the Grammy-winning Tejano band Los Palominos ran a stop sign, throwing out a passenger, who was killed when the bus ran over him, police said.
Defense: Clients prosecuted unfairly for association with bin Laden
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defense lawyers tried to distance their clients from the bombings of two U.S. embassies after prosecutors portrayed the four defendants as key figures in Osama bin Laden's alleged plot to kill Americans around the globe.
San Francisco Bay area may offer gambling
WASHINGTON -- Circumventing the Interior Department and the California governor, a congressman quietly pushed through a new law for a landless Indian tribe in his district that could open the San Francisco Bay area to Las Vegas-style gambling.
Former employee kills four, then self at Illinois engine plant
Police cars and other emergency vehicles surrounded the entrance of the Navistar truck plant in Melrose Park, Ill., Monday after a former employee about to begin a prison term for stealing from the company opened fire with an assault rifle, killing five people, including himself, and wounding four.
California utilities suspend charitable giving as debts multiply
LOS ANGELES -- California's energy crisis has created an unexpected backlash for nonprofit organizations -- the disappearance of charitable contributions from the state's two largest utilities, once leaders in corporate philanthropy.
Special interests, parties outspend candidates
WASHINGTON -- Unions, business groups and other special interests spent millions of dollars on issue advertisements designed to help a particular candidate rather than discuss a topic, a new study finds.
Opening statements set in trial of alleged U.S. embassy bombers
NEW YORK -- After a 2 1/2-year wait, the judge presiding over the trial of four men accused of conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa wasn't leaving anything to chance at the end of a monthlong jury selection.
Correspondent banking vulnerable to laundering, Senate study finds
WASHINGTON -- A man with no prior banking experience who says he advised an Irish prime minister on public relations operates from his home an offshore bank that has become a conduit for millions of suspect dollars from fraudulent activity, Senate investigators say.
EPA, state officials unveil wood stove replacement program
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Home owners with wood burning stoves made before July 1992 can pay less for a new, more efficient stove under a plan unveiled Monday by federal and state environmental officials.
Late arrival can't slow Iverson as 76ers beat Nuggets
Neither the snow nor the Denver Nuggets could slow down Allen Iverson.
XFL certain to drum up new tricks to try to keep viewers
NEW YORK -- Never the types who are satisfied until every angle has been covered, Vince McMahon and Dick Ebersol get right back to work this week with one task in mind:
Doherty gets first No. 1 as coach
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Matt Doherty became accustomed to being No. 1 when he played for North Carolina in the early 1980s. The Tar Heels were the top-ranked team in The Associated Press poll 29 weeks during his career.
Chmura apologizes, hopes to resume NFL career
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Mark Chmura is full of sorrow and hope.
Conference All Games
Media critics take their turn at Ventura
By JOHN AKERS
Duke, Rutgers share success
Duke needed to get back into the victory column. Rutgers just needed a win.
NBC sinks to XFL
Shame on the network of the Olympics, Sarnoff and Garroway, Huntley and Brinkley, Gowdy and Costas for selling out to the dark side of gratuitous violence, tawdry titillation and lousy football, otherwise known as the XFL. Now we know what the X stands for. Brand X -- and hardly worth wasting a perfectly decent Saturday night to watch.
Now, XFL should start grappling for quick fix
To answer your first question about Vince McMahon's professional wrestling football league, no, the outcomes of these games aren't scripted in advance -- not yet anyway, although today is back-to-blackboard day inside the executive offices of the XFL, so you never know.
Gannon leads AFC to Pro Bowl win
HONOLULU -- Rich Gannon got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time at Sunday's Pro Bowl.
North America nips World, 14-12, in highest-scoring NHL All-Star Game
DENVER (AP) -- Halfway through the highest-scoring NHL game ever, some fans probably wondered which of Sunday's All-Star affairs would feature more scoring -- the NHL or the Pro Bowl.
EMILY -- Dale Norstrom, 71, Emily, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at home.
MOTLEY -- Alvin Macheel, 80, Motley, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at home.
Clyde N. Johnson
McGREGOR -- Clyde N. Johnson, 81, McGregor, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Hazel I. Hardy
CROSBY -- Hazel I. Hardy, 78, Crosby, died today, Feb. 6, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Frances M. Duncan
LONGVILLE -- Frances Maryellen Duncan, 92, Longville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at home.
Toivo J. Mackey
IRONTON -- Toivo John Mackey, 81, Ironton, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Lorraine (Skeesick) Nash
BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Lorraine (Skeesick) Nash, 68, Burlington, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at home, because of complications of lung disease.
Edward R. Ksiazek
ONAMIA -- Edward Raymond Ksiazek, 81, Onamia, formerly of St. Paul, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Robert E. Smoot
SOBIESKI -- Robert Earl Smoot, 53, Sobieski, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at home.
Alvin C. Larson
Alvin C. Larson, 80, Brainerd, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Marvin W. Zeeb
LARGO, Fla. -- Marvin W. Zeeb, 76, Largo, Fla., a summer resident of Nisswa, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Palm Garden of Largo, Fla.
Alvin O. Macheel
MOTLEY -- Alvin Otto Macheel, 80, Motley, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at home.
Edward R. Ksiazek
ONAMIA -- Edward R. Ksiazek, 81, Onamia, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Robert K. Souther
CROSSLAKE -- Robert K. Souther, 72, Crosslake, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at home.
Mary J. Schumacher
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary J. Schumacher, 81, Little Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
SWANVILLE -- John Loven, 85, Swanville, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at home.
Robert K. Souther
CROSSLAKE -- Robert K. Souther, 72, Crosslake, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at home.
Why doesn't The Dispatch print the names of adults who commit a crime? The two men, 18 and 21 years of age, who destroyed
An intolerable state
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
HEAD:OTHER OPINIONS Israel's leadership A long, bloody stalemate is the likely future for the Mideast Most Israelis are accustomed to the Middle East's unpredictable swings
Reagan's ideas live on
WASHINGTON--On Ronald Reagan's 90th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the launching of his big tax-cut initiative, President Bush is preparing to send Congress his own proposal for across-the-board reductions in tax rates.
President Bush's debut
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The news council
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
I want to congratulate the Brainerd Jaycees for another exciting and successful $100,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Way to go, Jaycees!
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After 11 years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman say they are separating because their work is keeping them apart.
Russell makes history in NHRA season opener
POMONA, Calif. -- Darrell Russell became the third professional driver in NHRA history to win his first start, taking Sunday's 41st annual AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway, NHRA's 50th Anniversary season-opener.
Wellstone meets with dead priest's family and friends
ST. PAUL (AP) -- However the Rev. John Kaiser died last August in Kenya, his friends and relatives said Sunday, they want to ensure that the Minnesota-born social justice activist did not die in vain.
Some watched as fans, others as Ventura critics
BLOOMINGTON -- Minnesotans gathered Saturday in bars and in front of their home TV sets to watch Gov. Jesse Ventura's debut in his latest extracurricular venture -- as a commentator for the XFL.
Program will allow consumers to trace pork to farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota consumers soon will have the option of tracing the pork they buy to the farm where it was produced under a program led by the state Department of Agriculture.
Multifoods to buy Pillsbury, General Mills businesses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- International Multifoods Corp. plans to buy General Mills' Robin Hood flour business along with Pillsbury's desserts and specialty products line and its baking mix business, company officials announced Monday.
Slight error found on eighth-grade reading test form
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state education department said it has found a small error on some forms of the basic skills reading test that Minnesota eighth-graders were scheduled to take Tuesday.
Asian gang violence in Twin Cities declining
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After several successful prosecutions that put some of the most violent Asian gang members in prison, several of the gangs are far less active in the Twin Cities, authorities said.
Coleraine man dead after snowmobile accident
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- A 25-year-old Coleraine man died in a snowmobile accident in Itasca County.
Musher Todd Lerol of Grafton, N. D. leads his team down the start chute to begin his 150-mile journey in the 2001 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, Minn. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. Both the full marathon and the mid-distance event take place along Lake Superior's North Shore, and the winner of the full marathon is expected to finish sometime Wednesday, Feb. 7. (AP Photo/
Action taken to speed money to schools
ST. PAUL (AP) -- To Republican howls, Senate Democrats Monday carried a measure to take $30 million from the state surplus and give it to school districts to cover unexpectedly high heating costs.
Minnesota boy who wandered into cold goes home from hospital
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Two weeks after he nearly froze to death, 20-month-old Simon Nelson walked from a children's hospital here Monday with gift-toting nurses and family members in his wake.
Federal mediators set talks with Northwest, mechanics union
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Federal mediators called a meeting in Washington on Monday for representatives of Northwest Airlines and its mechanics union, who are threatening to strike in a bitter contract dispute.
Local sports briefs
A public reception for Brainerd High School offensive tackle Trevor McCulloch, who plans to sign a national letter of intent with the University of Minnesota, is scheduled 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the BHS cafeteria.
B-H/V, Aitkin win conference wrestling titles
NEW YORK MILLS -- The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestling team won the Park Region Conference tournament Saturday.
Warriors boys snap losing streak
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 51-39 victory over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in Central Lakes Conference action Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Gibbs, the defensive coordinator for the University of Minnesota, has accepted a job with the NFL's Denver Broncos, according to reports published Monday.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton dominates Warrior boys
Following a stunning 1-0 win over St. Cloud Apollo Tuesday, the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team hoped it could reverse its fortunes in the last five games of the regular season and enter the Section 7AA playoffs on a high note.
Pioneers lose twice at Kimball triangular
KIMBALL -- The Pierz Pioneers were defeated 36-33 by Kimball and 54-14 by Albany at the Kimball triangular Monday.
Brainerd defeats Minneapolis South in floor hockey
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Brainerd Warriors adapted floor hockey team defeated the Minneapolis South Tigers 7-1 Monday to improve to 5-2 overall.
The Brainerd Family YMCA is accepting team registrations for its adult volleyball leagues.
Brainerd second in CLC gym meet
WILLMAR -- Despite breaking three school records, the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team finished second in the Central Lakes Conference meet Saturday.
Pillager hopes it can bounce back
If you were one of the few individuals who missed the exciting Little Falls Flyers and Staples-Motley Cardinals prime-time boys' basketball matchup last week don't worry as another showdown this week could produce the same results.
Lake Region boys dealt overtime loss
OWATONNA -- The Lake Region Christian School boys' basketball team lost to Owatonna Christian School 59-54 Saturday in overtime.
Proctor boys outscore Crosby-Ironton
CROSBY -- Despite a high-scoring second half, the Crosby-Ironton Rangers were defeated 58-48 by Proctor in non-conference boys' basketball Monday.
It was a classic
Perhaps rather than "Fun For The Whole Family," the Lumberjack Classic should be billed as "The Race Anybody In The Family Can Win."
Berg wins city women's bowling titles
Jean Berg won the singles and all-events divisions of the Brainerd Women's Bowling Association city tournament Jan. 20-28.
Brainerd boys lose in OT
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team was outscored 11-5 in overtime and lost 55-49 to the Willmar Cardinals Saturday night in a Central Lakes Conference game.
Pequot Lakes girls defeat McGregor 49-41
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' basketball team defeated the McGregor Mercuries 49-41 in non-conference action Monday to improve to 12-3 overall.
Raider men lose to Rainy River 74-71
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- After leading 43-32 at the half, the Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball team lost momentum in the second half and lost the game 74-71 to Rainy River Saturday.
Rainy River women edge Raiders 86-84
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- In one of the closest games of the Raiders' women's basketball season, Central Lakes College lost 86-84 to Rainy River Saturday afternoon.
Humboldt defeats Warriors 5-1 in adapted floor hockey
The St. Paul Humboldt Hawks defeated the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 in an adapted floor hockey game Saturday at Riverside Elementary School.
Feia, Flyer boys pin rare home loss on S-M
STAPLES -- For the past seven years Class AA's sixth-ranked Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team has only lost twice on its home floor.
PL/A/C-I, W-DC girls advance
BREEZY POINT -- Samantha Welle had four goals and three assists to help the Pequot Lakes/Aitkin/Crosby-Ironton Blades defeat the Little Falls Flyers 8-1 in a South Subsection 8 girls' hockey playoff game Saturday.
Wolves win 10th in row
TORONTO (AP) -- Tracy Murray's game-tying 3-pointer was ruled a split-second too late, giving the Minnesota Timberwolves their 10th straight victory.
UND receives scare at Duluth
If adversity builds character, Minnesota-Duluth should have the most character of any team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
Buckeyes' win over Gophers carbon copy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ohio State's 73-66 victory Saturday over Minnesota had an eery similarity to the Buckeyes' win over the Gophers in Columbus, Ohio.
Baker one of Gophers' 50 Greatest Icemen
Brainerd oral surgeon Bill Baker was named one of the Gophers 50 Greatest Icemen in ceremonies at the University of Minnesota mens hockey game Saturday.
Racers reach fifth checkpoint in Beargrease Marathon
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- Rita Lensing of Schroeder continued to hold the lead in the 400-mile John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon after reaching the Devil Track Lake checkpoint Monday night.
Weather drawing by Katelyn Thorson in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Weather drawing by Trashawnda Banks of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
New England bombarded by severe winter storm
EAGAN (AP) -- Due to heavy, wet snow expected throughout the northeastern United States, Northwest Airlines issued a weather waiver Monday for passengers traveling in the region.
Patterns of winter
A walking bridge at Pine Meadows Golf Course in Baxter was surrounded by frosty pines as fog drifted over the area Monday.
Homeless heart hint
Dear Heloise: Seeing HOMELESS PEOPLE at major city intersections asking for money tugs at my heartstrings. But after numerous stories of how this money is used, I came up with a solution to ease my conscience.
Quilt winner shouldn't be judged by cover
DEAR ABBY: I would like to respond to the letter about the ladies in the quilting club who disapproved of the man who won their quilt in a raffle. They referred to him as "scum."
Names and faces
MIAMI (AP) -- NBA referee Joe Forte proved he's no "Parrothead."
Israel's Barak fails to catch up to challenger Sharon
JERUSALEM -- A day before Israel's fateful election, Prime Minister Ehud Barak on Monday still trailed far behind challenger Ariel Sharon despite his renewed warning that a Sharon victory will plunge Israel into war with the Palestinians.
Airline industry members meet to talk about so-called 'economy class syndrome'
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Airline executives, pilot unions, doctors and others in the flying industry will meet this week in Australia to discuss so-called "economy class syndrome," a disease caused by blood vessel clots from sitting idly in a cramped condition for a long period.
Two found alive in rubble 10 days after Indian quake
AHMADABAD, India -- Using metal cutters and bare hands, soldiers on a last ditch search Monday dug out a brother and sister who survived 10 days under the rubble after India's killer earthquake, living off crackers and water.
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