A new day in day care
MERRIFIELD -- A new building near Clow Stamping Co. in Merrifield will not be used to make a single manufacturing part, but it is believed to be an important part of future business growth -- even if building occupants will be years away from joining the work force.
The Public Relations Society of America, Minnesota chapter, presented Russell & Herder with two PRSA Classics awards for the Betty Crocker Catalog Web site and a news kit developed to promote the agency's ice-fishing house, called the Offshore Conference Center.
Investors spend week getting quickly in and out of tech, blue chips
NEW YORK -- As investors weaved in and out of blue chip and technology stocks this past week, their quick changes might have hinted of big happenings on Wall Street.
2000 record year for mutual fund consolidations and liquidations
NEW YORK -- The Munder Value Y and Standish Fixed Income II funds shut down in 2000, along with more than 200 of their peers. Other mutual funds got new leases on life by merging, including two Skyline small-cap funds that were folded into its Special Equities Portfolio.
Workers should get layoff notice
Dear Help Wanted: I joined an information-technology consulting firm as a manager about six months ago. Even though I performed well, I, along with many others, was let go at the end of the year. The worst part is that the company gave us no warning.
Sun Country to launch new transcontinental service
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just under two years after switching its operations to regularly-scheduled service to compete with Northwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines on Thursday announced plans to expand its coast-to-coast service.
Danger: Yelling fire in a jittery economy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Terrified voices have been heard shouting "recession" in the already jittery economy -- it doesn't really matter who they are -- and soon they had crowds running for the exits.
WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the latest in technology makes our jobs easier. Millions of workers can do research at their desks using the Internet, and countless others can save commuting time by working at home with all their typical office-like cyberspace connections right at hand. The technology is ever-changing, and so are the rules governing it.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 200.
Silver Dragon won't reopen
After decades of doing business in Brainerd, Sandy Ng, owner of the Silver Dragon Chinese-American restaurant on Washington Street, has decided not to reopen the business after the usual winter break.
Around the watercooler
DOWN IS OUT, UP IS IN: Sartorial norms at the office apparently are shifting again, which means it may be time to trade in those khakis for some dress pants.
Qwest plans to pay dividend for first time since acquisition of U S West
DENVER (AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to pay a dividend for the first time since its acquisition of U S West Inc. last June.
Retailers report better-than-expected sales in January
NEW YORK -- The lure of deeply discounted merchandise drew consumers into the nation's malls and stores during January, giving many struggling retailers a respite from a sluggish sales trend.
WATERFORD, Ireland -- Waterford crystal -- it's not just for grandmothers anymore.
CEO navigating Digital River to profitability
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The "control center" at Digital River Inc., a pod of about 10 computers, is part of a $40 million collection of hardware that lords over a room filled with mega-sized servers, wires and switches.
Free online tax filing help is available
The tax man cometh. And for the third year, so does Intuit, creator of Quicken personal finance software and Quicken Turbo Tax, donating free electronic filing and preparation for state and federal income tax returns to lower-income Americans nationwide.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
After first 30 years
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, the self-named "stock market for the next hundred years," turned 30 Thursday, boasting of its past success and touting its plans for the future. But the market that pioneered electronic trading is also struggling with the issues of today.
Disney hopes Kmart association is no Mickey Mouse deal
Walt Disney Co. is hoping that hanging out with Martha Stewart will lift the fortunes of Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh. Teaming up with struggling mass retailer Kmart, Disney is gambling that following Stewart's downscale success will resuscitate its flagging merchandise.
Miami-based Ryder System says 700 jobs to be cut this year
MIAMI (AP) -- Ryder System Inc. expects to cut up to 700 jobs this year, from vice presidents on down, as a new CEO takes charge.
Motorola to cut up to 4,000 jobs
CHICAGO -- Motorola said Friday it will cut as many as 4,000 jobs, or about 3 percent of its work force, from its semiconductor operations by the end of the year -- its third round of employee cuts in 10 weeks.
Franklin Junior High lists honor roll
First Semester Honor Roll
C-I honor roll listed
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton High School Second Quarter Honor Roll:
Tempting all chocolate lovers
PEQUOT LAKES -- France and the small town of Pequot Lakes came together Wednesday afternoon.
Jason, Melanie and Pete need partners
January's past. February is well on its way.
For love -- or money
In 1993, at its first London auction devoted solely to valentines, Christie's sold some 1,500 cards in 313 lots for $35,000.
Who let the dogs out? Westminster prepares canine capital
NEW YORK (AP) -- For most dog lovers, the perfect pooch is the one with a sweet face, wagging tail and loving licks.
Longtime dislike for doctors explains mom's short life
DEAR ABBY: When I opened the newspaper today, in the front section was a photograph of Lucille Ball. Her blue eyes, red hair and lovely smile reminded me of my mother. My mother was only 49 when she passed away last month.
WALKER -- Judge Michael J. Haas heard the following cases Feb. 5 in Cass County Court:
Thomas and Theresa (Murphy) Ryan, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Sean Thomas, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, Jan. 11, 2001. Grandparents are John and Bonnie Ryan, Shoreview, and Lloyd and Peggy Parker, Faribault.
Crow Wing County Board
Love, Mickelson take lead into the weekend
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Phil Mickelson is weaker and 10 pounds lighter from a bout with food poisoning, but still in the same position he was at this time last year -- tied for the lead going into the weekend of the Buick Invitational.
Effort designed for detecting lung cancer early
MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- Walter Szalewski takes a deep breath and holds it for 30 seconds even though his lungs are a wreck. The electric gurney takes him through the scanner, which whrrs and chkks for the interminable half minute. He's as flat and still as a man who's hit the ground to avoid bullets.
Report: Insurers have denied payment to state for mental-health care
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's health plans have refused to pay for $28.5 million of mental-health and chemical-dependency treatment administered by state agencies, according to a legislative auditor's report.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Medical sleuth concludes Roman emperor ate poisonous mushrooms
BALTIMORE -- In the palaces of ancient Rome, it would have been the perfect crime: The scheming wife of the emperor slips poisonous mushrooms onto the ruler's plate, causing agonizing pain and ultimately death.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Massage is therapeutic, even for pets
You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Researchers say anti-bacterial drug will save lives in blood poisoning cases
A new drug to fight bacterial infections in the bloodstream could save 50,000 lives per year in the United States, researchers said Friday.
The NBA shows off its biggest basketball names in today's All-Star game. Read about the outcome in Sports Monday.
Scenic ski trail
The freshly groomed cross country ski trails in the Northland Arboretum provided a scenic foreground for a snow-covered bridge on Friday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Town's residents pitch in to reopen store
VERNDALE -- Remember those movies where the amateurs decided to put on their own musical? One person figured he could build the scenery. Another one decided she could make the costumes.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 11 - 40 years ago (1961) - Crow Wing, Aitkin, Itasca counties have been designated as areas of substantial and persistent unemployment by the United States Department of Labor.
Heating bills victimize Mario's
Mario's Sports Bar on Highway 371 North put a closed for the season sign in the door recently. It is a reflection of the other burden of winter faced in a year that finally provided abundant snow.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. Feb. 20-22 at the Brainerd Armory, 1115 Wright Street, in Brainerd.
Mora woman killed in accident identified
A 58-year-old Mora woman killed Thursday in a three-car accident on Highway 65, about a half-mile south of Mora, has been identified.
Crisis of faith
BENTON, Ky. -- As a boy, William Bowen sat quietly in his seat while his classmates recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Source: Rich's ex-wife gave $450,000 to Clinton library
WASHINGTON -- Former President Clinton's library foundation received an estimated $450,000 in donations from Denise Rich, the ex-wife of a fugitive financier who received an eleventh-hour pardon from Clinton, a Democratic source says.
Bush needs to sway GOP senators on Arctic drilling
WASHINGTON -- To win the centerpiece of his energy plan, President Bush will have to change some minds among seven Republican senators who staunchly oppose oil drilling in Alaska's pristine Arctic wildlife refuge.
Canary Island dogs become both scourge and trophy
NEW YORK -- The mauling death of a San Francisco woman by two powerfully built dogs last month has prompted a disturbing increase in interest in a rare breed called the Canary Island, some breeders say.
A record 79 shark attacks were reported around world last year
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Seventy-nine shark attacks -- 10 of them fatal -- were reported around the world last year, the highest number in the four decades that records have been kept.
Powell promises OK for missile shield if technology works
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will consult U.S. allies, Russia and China beforehand, but it will go ahead with deployment of a missile defense system if the technology checks out, Secretary of State Colin Powell says.
Bush austerity plan roils Pentagon
WASHINGTON -- The only way to reform the Pentagon, one of President Bush's top advisers has been fond of declaring, is to "fire a few generals."
Fight for slavery reparations gains steam
CHICAGO -- Brother Howshua is certain. The burly black man in the black suit, black leather hat, black boots and spirit to match knows he has the prescription for his people's psychic and financial ills on the piece of paper suffocating in his weathered hands.
Hated Navy task is being shipped out to civilians
SAN DIEGO -- Jason Swaney, 19, enlisted in the Navy eight months ago from Tomahawk, Wis., eager to see the world, learn a trade and defend his country.
Mass. official could become nation's first pregnant governor
BOSTON (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Jane Swift could become the nation's first pregnant governor if Gov. Paul Cellucci is approved as ambassador to Canada.
Ranger supporters denounce Army's black beret plan
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Around this home of the glory-covered Army Rangers, the black beret is a badge of honor recognized even by children.
Family stranded for 15 hours after plane crash
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. -- Surrounded by wreckage and a stench of aviation fuel, Mirth Gault and her three children huddled through the chilly night and prayed to be rescued after their plane crashed on a Lake Michigan island.
Atlantis crew spacewalkers ready to attach Destiny lab to space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two astronauts floated outside space shuttle Atlantis Saturday to help with the careful process of mounting the $1.4 billion science laboratory Destiny onto the international space station.
Questions raised about how Clinton White House handled gifts
WASHINGTON -- New questions emerged Friday about whether the Clinton administration mishandled gifts sent to the White House and whether some items the former president and first lady have returned were given to them before he took office.
Little Falls pilot among two killed in charter plane crash in Michigan
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. -- A charter plane with a woman, her three children and two crew members crash landed on mist-shrouded Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan, killing the crew, and injuring the passengers, authorities said Friday.
O.J. Simpson welcomes spotlight in latest arrest
MIAMI -- Arrested on felony burglary and simple battery charges Friday, a jovial O.J. Simpson said that he welcomed the criminal prosecution as an opportunity "to show people what kind of life I live."
Killer of Bill Cosby's son apologizes, drops appeal
LOS ANGELES -- Saying he wanted to "do the right thing," the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped.
NBA owners, players pledge to work together
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NBA players and owners aren't used to seeing eye-to-eye. Now they finally realize they need each other if the league is going to solve its problems.
Replacement starters named Friday for Sunday's NBA All-Star game
Toronto's Antonio Davis, Miami's Anthony Mason and Minnesota's Kevin Garnett were chosen Friday as replacement starters for Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
Diver qualifies for state final after IHSAA allows second chance
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Anesa Beard got a second chance. The Indiana High School Athletic Association is hoping for similar forgiveness.
Competition committee discusses rules changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Karl Malone thinks zone defenses should be allowed in the NBA. Jason Kidd and Gary Payton disagree.
Webber ponders fate as Kings wait
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- If Chris Webber walks out on Sacramento this summer, at least one die-hard Kings fan with a front-row seat won't take it personally.
Cardinals hoping Ankiel's wild days are done
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- After Rick Ankiel's horrendously wild postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals didn't send their prize rookie to the showers, minors or bullpen.
North Dakota, Wisconsin record 3-3 tie
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Dany Heatley's goal late in the third period gave Wisconsin a 3-3 overtime tie with North Dakota on Friday.
Yankees give Derek bucks like they were dominoes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yeah, the money is good, Derek Jeter was saying. The wins are better.
Young dunkers go to rim in All-Star contest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- DeShawn Stevenson was just a toddler when Larry Nance won the NBA's first slam dunk competition in 1984.
Sharks' Nolan suspended by NHL for 11 games
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Owen Nolan of the San Jose Sharks was suspended for 11 games by the NHL Friday for a hit that sent Grant Marshall of the Dallas Stars to a hospital with a concussion.
U.S. on brink of elimination as Swiss take 2-1 lead
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- Switzerland pushed the United States team and its new captain, Patrick McEnroe, to the brink of Davis Cup elimination Saturday by winning the doubles match.
Boxer Riddick Bowe pleads innocent to charges he assaulted wife
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe pleaded innocent to charges of assaulting his wife.
Carol Hanson, 52, Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
LITTLE FALLS -- Curt Logan, 52, Little Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, as a result of an airplane accident in Michigan.
PINE RIVER -- Sheena Lee Heath, 16, Pine River, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
Frank M. Kempenich
RANDALL -- Frank M. Kempenich, 78, Randall, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at home.
BACKUS -- Elizabeth Fillings, 59, Backus, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home.
Elliot W. Nelson
LINCOLN -- Elliot Willard Nelson, 70, Lincoln, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home on Lake Shamineau.
Disarray among the Democrats
WASHINGTON--The disarray so evident among Democrats in these first weeks of the Bush presidency is the result of their not knowing where they are or who they are. While George W. Bush advances his own agenda and pushes his outreach to the opposition, the Democrats are struggling to find their footing.
Linking airports - Dispatch Editorial
Flying is a tremendously popular mode of travel but nobody wants airports
Tea for two
Florida, the Sunshine State that brought us Elian Gonzalez and those hanging chads, has given the media another field-day-in-the-making with last week's arrest of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo for allegedly throwing a tea canister at his wife and leaving a golf-ball-sized lump on the side of her head.
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, two adult female cats were abandoned on the front steps of Lakeland Veterinary Hospital. The owner drove up
DNR calls environmental review petitions valid Minnesotans for Responsible Recreation upset by inaction on OHV issue
The DNR said three petitions for environmental reviews of Off-Highway Vehicle plans filed with the Environmental Quality Board in December are valid. Another petition was denied because it failed to identify specific projects, the agency said.
Nomads of the DNR Interns go where they must to get careers started
CAMP RIPLEY -- They grew up in Wisconsin, Indiana, New Hampshire and North Dakota.
Public gets its chance Meetings planned for input on fish bag limits in Minnesota
Minnesota anglers can respond to proposed changes in statewide bag limits at a series of public input meetings during the next two months. The meetings (see schedule this page) are another step in a DNR-sponsored revision of bag limits that began last spring.
North Country calendar
February - 11 -- Vasaloppet cross country ski race, Mora
Mille Lacs walleye slot is 16-20 inches for 2001 season
Beginning May 12, Mille Lacs anglers will be allowed to keep six walleyes between 16 and 20 inches and one over 28 inches.
"Lucky" Libby Hoene is a 13-year-old muskie fishing prodigy who has caught eight muskies weighing 30 pounds or more.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Gull Lake continues to produce plenty of walleyes during the day in 28 to 45 feet of water.
Tracy Dawn Bozack and John W. Pierron Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. John W. Pierron, Pequot Lakes, and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bozack, Gladstone, N.J. A June 23, 2001, wedding is planned in Gladstone.
Marv and Lorri Millam, Brainerd, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Brainerd. The event will be hosted by their children. They were married Feb. 12, 1971, in Aitkin.
Elene Mary Thesing and John Albert Pawlu announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Sherilyn Thesing, Brainerd, and Roger and Janice Pawlu, Pierz. An April 21, 2001, wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Church in Brainerd.
Tracey Lynn Vrzal and Gerald Howard Blanck were married Oct. 21, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Biegner officiating.
Amy Christine Brandli and Erik Carter Rosvold were married Sept. 30, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church in Warroad.
Karri Herman and Patrick Johannes were married Nov. 20, 2000, in Las Vegas.
Connie L. Brown and James G. Krueger were married Dec. 9, 2000, at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with Pastor Rory Swenson officiating.
Kara Pratt and Eric Frome were married Oct. 7, 2000, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with Pastor Chris Meier officiating.
Retirement open house
Bob Jordan will celebrate his retirement from the Brainerd State Hospital after 32 years of employment with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 18 at St. Francis Church basement.
Stephanie Jones and James Quinnild were married Oct. 14, 2000, at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa with Father George Zeck officiating.
Jessica Grams and Matthew Windorski announce their engagement. Parents are Leon and Teresa Grams, Nisswa, and Katherine and Micheal Windorski, Deerwood. An April 21, 2001, wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Evernham's cars not among fastest Dodges
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- As the point man for Dodge's return to Winston Cup racing, Ray Evernham was expected to field the fastest of the new Intrepids.
Government poised to take role in stalled Northwest, mechanics negotiations
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- With contract talks at an official stalemate between Northwest Airlines and its mechanics union, the government is poised to take the rare step of turning the dispute over to a Presidential Emergency Board.
St. Paul man wrestles gun away, kills intruder
ST. PAUL (AP) -- One intruder was killed by a resident and another was charged with first-degree armed robbery after they entered a house with the apparent intention of stealing drugs, police said Friday.
University president Mark Yudof to fly around state to oppose Ventura budget plan
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof plans to barnstorm the state later this month to seek support for the school in its budget fight with Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Aitkin wrestles past Hinckley-Finlayson
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers defeated the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars 64-9, improving their record to 5-0 in Great River Conference wrestling.
Area events Saturday
Poor fourth quarter sinks Warriors
Play defense. Be patient on offense. Drain your free throws.
Park Rapids boys down Grizzlies
CROSBY -- The Park Rapids Panthers broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of goals in the third period to defeat the Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin Grizzlies 3-1 in Mid-State Conference boys' hockey Friday.
Brainerd girls edge Tech in subsection
ST. CLOUD -- The third-seeded Brainerd Warriors scored on two of its first three shots on net and went on to record a 3-2 victory over the second-seeded St. Cloud Tech Tigers in the South Subsection 8 girls' hockey playoffs Friday at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
The life of Riley
By day Mike Riley crunches numbers as a senior vice president and retail banking services manager for Bremer Bank in Brainerd.
Local sports shorts
Tyler Currie of Wadena-Deer Creek High School has signed a national letter of intent to play football for Bemidji State University next season. Currie is a 6-foot, 200-pound linebacker.
Miller, Feia lead Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Nate Miller and Kendall Feia combined to score 48 points to lead the Little Falls Flyers past the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 78-59 in a Central Lakes Conference boys' basketball matchup Friday.
Pequot girls ease past Verndale
VERNDALE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots jumped out to a commanding 45-11 halftime lead and posted an 82-32 victory over the Verndale Pirates in girls' basketball Friday.
The Brainerd PeeWee B Blue hockey team won the Willmar Tournament Feb. 4 by beating Bloomington Jefferson 6-3.
Staples-Motley cruises by Crosby-Ironton in boys' basketball
CROSBY -- With a man-to-man defense so tenacious that everyone in Minnesota talks about it, Staples-Motley Cardinals coach Lynn Peterson could have started anyone Friday and received the same result.
Huskies shut out Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Forward Mark Hartigan scored twice in the first minute of the second period to lead St. Cloud State to a 2-0 shutout of Alaska Anchorage Friday night.
Michigan Tech beats Minnesota-Duluth
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- Jarrett Weinberger scored all three goals for Michigan Tech as the Huskies beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Friday night.
Twins sign Eric Milton to $21 million, four-year contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eric Milton became the second Minnesota Twins pitcher to get a long-term contract, agreeing Friday to a $21 million, four-year deal.
Gophers skate past Mankato 4-1
MANKATO (AP) -- Erik Westrum had a hand in each Minnesota goal Friday night, with two goals of his own and two assists as the Gophers beat Minnesota State, Mankato 4-1.
Minnesota Wild record another victory against Dallas Stars
DALLAS (AP) -- Hockey fans in Minnesota have a new team to root for, and they like nothing better than to beat the team that left them behind.
Steussie criticizes Moss for lack of effort
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings tackle Todd Steussie says he loves receiver Randy Moss' talent, but not his admitted reluctance to play hard on every play if he's not going to get the ball.
Addiction is a concern as young gambler flock to Net
He heard about Internet gambling from his friends in the dorm. He bet $10 on a basketball game, and won. It was "intriguing," so he tried it again. And again. He was up "quite a bit" by the end of the month.
Adding a second hard drive
Cleaning out your closets is always a good thing -- especially if your closet is a crowded PC hard drive. Last week, we talked about ways to get rid of the accumulated digital garbage and improve your housekeeping.
Boeing team hopes passenger-plane concept takes wing
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Since the Wright Brothers first took flight at Kitty Hawk, passenger airplanes have mainly resembled a flying cigar tube with wings, a ubiquitous design that has defined aviation for nearly a century.
We can blame it on Hollywood
And now for something completely different.
Cyber law and order continues to evolve
Dot-com billionaires may be a rare breed these days, but there's one class of high-tech professional that appears not only to have survived the Internet Crash of 2000 but to have flourished: the Cyber Lawyer.
In new economy, dot-coms turn to readers
For Internet scribes, 2001 truly began as the Year of the Snake. Major news organizations -- from New York Times Digital to CNN -- put their payrolls on crash diets after regimens of rich investment in their Internet properties.
Spam keeps on coming
How much would you pay to increase your company's sales by 1,500 percent or more -- $10? Maybe $20? What if you were offered free cash grants, which you never have to repay? Too good to be true?
Free, easy site-hosting services tap into the urge to post
WASHINGTON -- Just what is it that gives so many people an urge to put up their pictures and words on the Web?
Backup files for best use
For most home users, the biggest investment of time you have in your computer is in setting it up the way you want. A full backup will save all those settings and let you restore them rather painlessly.
Experimental super snowplows hit the roads
MILWAUKEE -- Clutching a pistol-grip joystick, a driver monitors global positioning systems, temperature sensors and a computer. The scene seems more befitting of space travel than snow removal.
Weather drawing by Molli Koering of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Brainerd Area Zonta meets for their business meeting at noon Wednesday at the Sawmill Inn. Members will view an international program video. For information call Shirley at 829-0062.
Nine remain missing after U.S. sub hits Japanese fishing boat
HONOLULU -- Rescue crews held out hope that they would find nine people -- including high school students on a training voyage -- who were on a Japanese fishing vessel that sank after a Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine collided with it.
Remains of missing British woman found in Japan
TOKYO -- After a lengthy search that highlighted weaknesses in the Japanese criminal justice system, police on Friday announced the discovery of dismembered body parts of a 22-year-old Briton missing since July.
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