Maybe you should mix those hearts and flowers with some dollars and cents
NEW YORK -- After the hearts and flowers of Valentine's Day, perhaps it's time to start talking about the dollars and cents of your relationship.
Onion uprooted: Midwestern humor mag moves to N.Y.
NEW YORK -- Twelve years after taking root in the funky college town of Madison, Wis., The Onion wants more room to grow.
Around the watercooler
DON'T BE STUPID ABOUT CUPID: Love may permeate the air at this time of year, but a new study shows that many Americans would prefer to filter it out of the workplace.
Home where Jan's Sew'n with Heart is
About 30 years ago Jan Fraune was a customer at Al's Meat Market never expecting to one day be a tenant in the building with her own business -- Jan's Sew'n with Heart.
Trading pattern ahead murky; most analysts don't expect much
NEW YORK -- If this past week's trading is any indication, a solid, lasting stock market recovery isn't likely anytime soon. Wall Street is mired in what analysts call range trading -- when a lot of volatility leads to no substantial change in the major market indexes.
Cheap financial advice can be expensive
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the massive developments of the technology age has been the explosion in the number of financial "experts," self-styled perhaps, but claiming the same status as lettered professionals.
Hormel earnings drop attributed to Y2K stockpiling last year
AUSTIN (AP) -- Hormel earnings dropped 5 percent in the first quarter, when compared with the first quarter of the previous year when people were stockpiling Spam and other canned goods in case of Y2K problems.
Silver mine closing stuns Idaho
KELLOGG, Idaho -- The Sunshine Mine, the nation's largest silver mine, has been a mainstay in this community for more than a century, providing jobs, driving the economy and helping the region earn the name Silver Valley.
National Steel to lay off 200 salaried workers, 30 more union workers
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) -- National Steel Corp. announced it will cut 200 salaried jobs and lay off an additional 30 hourly workers -- raising the total number of hourly workers laid off this year to 400.
Three TV ads produced by Russell & Herder won national Telly Awards, while a Web site the agency developed for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system won a Gold Award in the 16th Annual Admissions Marketing Report Advertising Awards.
Mall rats no match for Mighty Moms
BLOOMINGTON -- It's Friday evening inside the nation's largest mall, and as the crowd swells, just try swinging an Old Navy bag without hitting a teen-ager.
Giovanni's Pizza looks to future with new partnership
Giovanni's Pizza restaurant is operating with a new partnership.
Mississippi Horizons honor roll students announced
The following students were named to the Mississippi Horizons honor roll for first semester.
Pillager School lists first semester honor roll students
PILLAGER -- Following are Pillager School honor roll students for first semester.
College president: It's time to eliminate SAT requirement
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The president of the University of California has recommended dropping the main SAT as an admission requirement at its eight campuses, saying the test is an unfair measurement of students' abilities.
Dear Readers: Donna J. Mueller from Fremont, Neb., sent in a very funny story about her son's dog, Charlie, a golden retriever who is about 5 or 6 months old.
Husband's surprise strategy sends message loud and clear
DEAR ABBY: I worked the day shift and my wife worked the night shift in a hospital. My "buddy" (I'll call him Ralph) worked the night shift along with her.
Pets of the Week
Harry is a male cockapoo who is described as playful, eager to please and loving.
'Baby Whisperer' reminds us that babies are little people
NEW YORK -- There are two words that new parents should live by: EASY and SLOW.
Don't make 7-year-old girl wait too long for a partner
She came with her mom to the interview to be enrolled in Kinship Partners.
Volunteer opportunities for February listed
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS -- Age 60+ needed for area schools, day cares. Help kids needing extra attention. 12-30 hrs. week. Tax-free stipend, meals, mileage. Contact Marcia Ferris, 828-2354 or 839-6650 or toll-free 1-877-612-6243.
A covered table is a treat kids will eat up, and it's simple to provide
Young children love to nest! Finding a small spot somewhere, very private, to look at books or listen to tapes, a quiet spot where no one can disturb her can be a little one's idea of heaven.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 239, a year ago 245.
Cass County court WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
1. 10:30 a.m. -- Approval of agenda (Any requests to be heard not on the proposed agenda are considered for inclusion at this time).
1. Call to order.
Durant slips to 67; still leads by three
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Durant was so frustrated trying to play golf for a living that he quit the game to sell insurance. Luckily for him, he turned out to be even worse at selling than he had been at playing.
Happenings Friday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Senate panel considers drink tax
ST. PAUL -- Be prepared to drop another nickel on cocktails and shell out $1.20 more for a case of beer if Sen. John Marty succeeds in imposing a new drink tax to fund chemical treatment programs and law enforcement costs.
State's colorful governor reflects on job at halfway point
ST. PAUL -- Midway through his stint as Minnesota's top official, Gov. Jesse Ventura reflects on three-party government, its future and his.
Take an inside peek at Overeaters Anonymous
If I had the slightest doubt that being overweight isn't caused by an addiction to food, it was erased at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Poll finds ignorance of AIDS causes in state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A majority of Minnesotans say they aren't sure whether they would be comfortable having their child attend school with a child who has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new poll.
Law enforcement agreements between bands, counties cited as success stories
ONAMIA -- Success stories of tribal and county government relationships included agreements for roads, schools and law enforcement.
The Brainerd Post Office will be closed Monday in observance of President's Day.
Jason LaDouceur pulled out another sled full of snow Friday from a tunnel he and a friend were constructing in the piles of snow that trucks dumped in the East Green lot of Brainerd High School.
Tribal, county officials find common goals
ONAMIA -- Common ground.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 18 - 30 years ago (1971) - Brainerd's City Street Department will continue to follow its "no-overtime" policy on the removal of snow from the streets except in an emergency situation, the City Council declared last night after a discussion of snow removal problems.
New Black Panther Party leader in hospital
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Khalid Abdul Muhammad, a black militant known for his harsh rhetoric about Jews and whites, was hospitalized in "life-threatening" condition at a suburban Atlanta hospital, associates said.
Pentagon says strikes against Iraq effective
WASHINGTON -- The joint U.S.-British air strike against Iraq, described by President Bush as routine, was the biggest blow against Saddam Hussein's military in more than two years and involved two dozen attack planes armed with precision-guided missiles, Pentagon officials say.
Plane reaches polar explorers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Polar explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen had guests for the night Friday: the pilots of the search-and-rescue plane they called a day earlier to pluck them from the Ross Ice Shelf.
Governor's plan to end power crisis has skeptics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gray Davis' multibillion-dollar plan to rescue cash-strapped utilities and end California's energy crisis was met with skepticism from power generators and consumer activists.
President calls on public to lobby for his budget
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush asked the American people Saturday to help make his case to Congress for a budget that cuts taxes across the board, pays down the national debt and invests in education.
Commerce secretary assumes final say on census sampling
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Secretary Don Evans is wresting from the Census Bureau the final call on whether to adjust the 2000 census results. House Democrats say that could ultimately leave millions of poor people and minorities uncounted.
Police issue arrest warrant for teen in professor slayings
CONCORD, N.H. -- Police were looking for a Vermont teen-ager who was charged in an arrest warrant with stabbing two Dartmouth College professors to death.
Clinton seals deal on Harlem office space
NEW YORK -- Former President Clinton struck a deal with the city Friday to lease penthouse office space in Harlem for his post-presidency.
Bush returns to ranch after first foreign trip
WACO, Texas -- After a day of diplomacy that pulled his attention from Mexico to Iraq and back again, President Bush retreated to the sanctuary of his West Texas ranch.
Gretzky, DiPietro share significant firsts
The Great One and The First One shared the spotlight in the NHL.
Aguilera turns down Padres' overture and will retire
NEW YORK (AP) -- Reliever Rick Aguilera turned down another overture to play this year, this time from San Diego, and plans to retire.
Mavs owner fined $10,000, banned for two games in fast-food dash
DALLAS (AP) -- Mark Cuban was fined $10,000 -- enough to buy 10,101 chalupas -- and banned from Reunion Arena for two games for his fast-food inspired dash onto the court at the end of the Dallas-Cleveland game.
North Dakota rallies to tie
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Wes Dorey scored his second goal of the game with just over four minutes remaining in regulation to give North Dakota a 3-3 tie with Denver Friday.
Sled dog race draws competitors from far and near
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) -- Despite frigid wind chills, over 2,000 people lined the streets of downtown Marquette to launch the 12th annual U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship.
Wisconsin extends unbeaten streak
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Kevin Granato scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period Friday night, as Wisconsin extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 3-2 victory over St. Cloud State.
Rivera gets $39.99 million; Adams wins in arbitration
When Mariano Rivera got his long-term contract, New York Yankees manager Joe Torre seemed even happier than his top reliever.
Joseph J. Kaminsky
IRONTON -- Joseph J. Kaminsky, 89, Ironton, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his home.
Norman Robert Super
LITTLE FALLS -- Norman Robert Super, 74, Little Falls, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at his home.
EDINA -- Ardelle MacLeod, 82, Edina, formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at N.C. Little Memorial Hospital in Edina.
Blanche Hedstrom, 75, Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at her home.
Emma A. Hurd
AITKIN -- Emma Alina Hurd, 95, Aitkin, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at her daughter's home near Aitkin.
Curtis G. Wright
DEERWOOD -- Curtis G. Wright, 67, Deerwood, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
LITTLE FALLS -- Roman Euteneuer, 85, a resident of St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center.
George P. Bahr
BAXTER -- George P. Bahr, 84, Baxter, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dorothy M. Fornshell
PORTLAND -- Dorothy M. Fornshell, 75, Portland, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Portland.
STAPLES -- Gladys Adamietz, 82, Staples, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
The following editorial was in The Daily Journal of International Falls on Tuesday:
A confident beginning
WASHINGTON--One month of the 48 in a presidential term is hardly the basis for judging performance, but there are clues in the Bush administration's first four weeks that are worth noting--whether or not they are borne out by future developments.
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
Ventura-Higher ed - Dispatch Editorial
Educating Minnesota's young people is one of the state's most important jobs. A good educational system boosts our economy and improves our quality of life. It's usually one of the first aspects Minnesotans bring up when they want to brag about their state.
Maybe it's time fishing returned to its simple roots
The information age has affected everything. Entertainment, business, education, industry -- everything you can imagine has been forever changed, including fishing.
Proximity makes Manitoba's Pelican Lake tempting ice fishing destination
NINETTE, Manitoba -- Pelican Lake, located 25 miles into Manitoba from the North Dakota border, is proof you don't have to travel far into Canada to find great fishing.
Videotapes clinch hunting cases
ANCHORAGE -- Wildlife enforcement officers received a treasure trove of videotapes after a feud erupted over the estate of longtime Bush pilot Floyd Saltz, who died in a 1998 plane crash.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Gull Lake is providing numbers of walleyes in the 14- to 16-inch range. Although they've been scattered in 25 to 60 feet of water, they've remained active.
Drill some holes, catch some fish
NINETTE, Manitoba -- Ice fishermen who park in one place usually catch fewer fish than mobile fishermen. Thus fishing writers and tackle manufacturers preach the gospel, "stay mobile."
Fishing industry thrives on Devils Lake
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- The fishing always was good in front of Randy Myers' house on Devils Lake. Today it's still good -- over his house.
North Country calendar
Chickadees, poetry and a quiet, foggy morning
I stepped outside in the early hours of daylight to an encompassing whiteness of fog and a gentle breeze blowing. The stillness was broken by what sounded strangely like a soft, steady summer rain. I cocked my head, straining to identify the source, only to discover the faint swishing high in the treetops was caused by the murmuring wind.
Moose learn the hard way to avoid grizzlies, wolves
WASHINGTON -- When wolves and grizzly bears returned to parts of the Yellowstone basin of Wyoming, they feasted on the innocence of moose that had not seen such predators and didn't know to run.
South Dakota, Wisconsin legislators helped put brakes on snowmobile ban
WASHINGTON -- Republicans last year attacked the National Park Service decision to ban snowmobiles from most national parks.
The deadline for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters is midnight Feb. 28 if they're located south of Highway 200 and Highway 2. Shelters north of that line must be removed by midnight March 15.
Five generations recently gathered were Jordan Hines, son; Lacie Hines, daughter; Nicholas Hines, father; Gradon Hines, grandfather; Virginia Hines, great-grandmother; and Hazel Doland, great-great-grandmother.
JoEllen Marie Kinville and Michael Paul Kitchenhoff announce their engagement. Parents are Wayne and Nancy Meyer, Baxter, and Larry and Edna Kitchenhoff, Emily. A wedding is planned.
Linda Murray and Kurt Gregersen announce their engagement. Parents are John and Rosella Murray, Brainerd, and Peter and Gloria Gregersen, Brainerd. A June 2, 2001, wedding is planned on the Knotty Bear cruise ship.
Five generations recently gathered were Samantha Hines, daughter; Eric Hines, father; Gradon Hines, grandfather; Virginia Hines, great-grandmother; and Hazel Doland, great-great-grandmother.
Belva Mehaffey celebrated her 99th birthday Jan. 13 with her family.
Kevin and Jean Hummel, Crosslake, formerly of Elk River, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake. They were married Feb. 14, 1976, in Zimmerman.
Kate Avelsgard and Rick Koop announce their engagement. Parents are Jeff and Cheryl Avelsgard, Deerwood, and Rick and Deb Koop, Ironton. A June 16, 2001, wedding is planned at Clearwater Forest in Deerwood.
Michelle Silitz and Gabe Aldridge announce their engagement. Parents are Joseph Silitz, Crystal, and Roy and Joan Maske, Brainerd, and Barry and Alana Aldridge, Ironton. A March 10, 2001, wedding is planned at Faith Baptist Church.
Harold and Joyce Moffett, Staples, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, with a program at 4 p.m., at Thomastown Covenant Church in Staples. The event will be hosted by their family. No gifts please.
Tami McGrady and Matt Scott were married Dec. 2, 2000, at Assembly of God Church in Little Falls with Pastor Greg Valentine officiating.
Kenneth and Sandra Pederson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at an open house this summer. They were married Feb. 17, 1951.
Deadly year puts increased focused on NASCAR safety
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Brett Bodine won't crank up his race car until he straps a device that looks like a toilet seat around his neck. It's as much a part of his apparel as the helmet and firesuit.
Foxifying NASCAR: Get ready for glowing cars
Now it's NASCAR's turn to be Foxified.
Forty-three drivers will take the field today in the Daytona 500. Look for results in Sports Monday.
Dodge makes quick impression in Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bill Elliott led the first nine laps of his qualifying race for the Daytona 500, then virtually disappeared.
28 state employees disciplined for misusing computers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Twenty-eight employees of the Minnesota Department of Administration will be disciplined for keeping "inappropriate material," including pornography, on their work computers, officials said.
Collision may have preceded plane crash
WEBB LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have moved the wreckage of a plane crash near here that killed two couples who were celebrating Valentine's Day to a hangar in Minneapolis.
Authorities say victims found in Austin house fire were killed
AUSTIN (AP) -- Two people whose bodies were found inside a burning home were killed, and the fire apparently was set to cover up the crime, authorities said Friday.
Sarah Bichler, a sixth-grade student at St. Augustine Elementary School, finished applying her Kabuki makeup Friday at the school in St. Cloud.
Northwest pilots take extra safety precautions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As tension increases between Northwest Airlines and its mechanics, the airline's pilots are taking extra safety precautions.
It didn't appear the Warriors were even going to play one good quarter, but then the second half arrived and so did Brainerd, which outscored Tech 37-17 to finish with a 58-42 Central Lakes Conference win.
After an embarrassing loss to the Little Falls Flyers Tuesday the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team wanted to play four solid quarters Friday against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers.
Inspired Warriors glide by Flyers
Ben House may have been the inspiration for the win by the Brainerd Warriors boys' hockey team Friday.
Free throw competition conducted
The Knights of Columbus free throw district competition was conducted Feb. 11 for boys' and girls ages 10-14.
Pierz wrestlers fall short
ROYALTON -- Paynesville defeated the Pierz Pioneers 34-21 to win the Section 6A team wrestling championship Friday.
Duluth native takes fast lane into pro wrestling
Lenny Carlson took the fast lane into the fairy tale world of pro wrestling.
Flyer goalies ready for playoffs
With a Section 4A boys' hockey playoff game looming Tuesday, the Little Falls Flyers hope both of their goalies are in postseason form.
Brainerd ninth-grader completes nordic state meet
BIWABIK -- Brainerd ninth-grader Christina Roberts placed 45th in her first trip to the nordic skiing state meet Friday at Giants Ridge.
W-DC girls outscore Rangers
CROSBY -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines had four players score in double figures and shot 48 percent from the field in a 73-45 triumph over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a Mid-State Conference girls' basketball game Friday.
Local sports shorts
Cal Poly senior Chris Bjorklund of Brainerd needs only three points to break the school career scoring record of 1,903 set by former standout Mike Wozniak.
All-American wrestler doesn't dwell on past accomplishments
I had a friend who was a big baseball player back in high school
Roberts scores 32 in Pillager victory
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Huskies edged out the Sebeka Trojans 67-64 in Park Region Conference basketball Friday as Lee Roberts scored 32 points.
Area events Saturday
Gophers beat Colorado
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jordan Leopold scored a goal and had two assists as Minnesota beat Colorado College 6-1 Friday night.
Timberwolves lose third straight after All-Star break
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Garnett made it back OK from the All-Star game. His Minnesota teammates are still finding their way.
Twins getting ready to go back to work
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Breaking through the relative quiet surrounding the Lee County Sports Complex on Friday morning was the familiar sound of wood meeting ball.
Hobey Baker Award heads to St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Hobey Baker Award is moving to St. Paul from the Decathlon Hotel and Athletic Club in Bloomington, its home since the 1981 inception of the award given to the nation's top college hockey player.
Duluth, Anchorage tie
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Mark Carlson's third-period goal lifted Minnesota-Duluth to a 2-2 tie with Alaska Anchorage Friday night in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action.
Mankato falls to Michigan Tech
MANKATO (AP) -- Matt Ulwelling had three assists as Michigan Tech beat Minnesota State, Mankato 4-2 Friday night.
Minnesota shut out at home by Los Angeles
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings might have too many goalies if they make the NHL playoffs, which is better than having not enough goalies.
You've got to give this portable calendar a hand
At this time of year, I'm usually scratching around for a new calendar system to track family occasions, business appointments and the like.
The history of joysticks
Joysticks trace their roots to a short-lived game console released in 1976 by Fairchild Camera & Instrument Co. called the Video Entertainment System. The VES was controlled by a
What makes a good joystick?
Above all, a joystick must stand up to constant pounding, so it should be sturdy, with a solid heavy base to keep it from flipping during violent maneuvers.
Computer Networks Get a Voice of Their Own
BOSTON -- Her task seems simple enough: Find a flight from New York to San Antonio, using an automated telephone system that responds to the human voice.
GAME REVIEW: 'Disney's 102 Dalmatians'
What: "Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue" for Game Boy Color, in which you play either as puppy Oddball or Domino to free dognaped Dalmatians enslaved by Cruella De Vil to generate power in her toy factory.
Digital picture frames offer great quality
"Hold on, honey, I've got to check the picture frame to see how my baseball team did last night."
New batteries could soon power special effects on packaging
NEW YORK -- What if the next time you walked into a music store, a compact disc sang to you? Or you reached for some beauty cream at the department store and the package began to glow, enticing you with a tiny video invitation to rediscover lost youth?
Today's joysticks make a real jet jockey jealous
In the early days of PC gaming, flying a virtual airplane meant punching the keys on your number pad to move your fighter up, down and sideways.
Weather drawing by Emily Holland in the Baxter School fourth-grade class of Mr. Trucano.
Children plucked from bus roof as storms roar across South
CHINA SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A grandmother anxiously watched as an Army helicopter safely plucked her three grandchildren from the roof of a school bus while floodwaters swirled around the vehicle, threatening to sweep it downstream.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Partly to mostly cloudy southwest. Highs from 5 to 15.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Snow showers over portions of the lake superior snowbelt this morning. Otherwise mostly sunny but cold. Highs 5 to 15.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny northeast...Mostly cloudy southwest. Highs 5 to 10 north...10 to 20 south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Decreasing clouds west and north. Mostly cloudy with a few flurries southeast. Highs 5 above northeast to the 30s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Decreasing clouds far southwest...Sunny elsewhere. Highs zero far north to the teens extreme southwest.
The Brainerd American
All families and children wish to express their appreciation for "Gifts From the Heart" during the holidays.
First, let me say thank you to Dr. Ronald Halvorson, Ann, Deb and Marion, Dr. Todd Greatens and Julie, and Dr. Peter Henry and Kim for the wonderfu
Kosovo Serbs mourn those killed in bomb blast
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Lighting candles and weeping, hundreds of Kosovo Serbs gathered Saturday in a cemetery to mourn the victims of a bus bombing that killed seven people and injured 43 others.
A clash of cultures over investigating sub accident
WASHINGTON -- For the National Transportation Safety Board, the spotlight of publicity is the only real power it has to force changes meant to prevent accidents. The Navy can order changes but would rather wait until the facts are in before talking about results.
U.S., British planes strike south of Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq will retaliate for the largest attack by U.S. and British warplanes in months, a state-run newspaper vowed Saturday, as Iraqis returning to classes, jobs and markets a day after the deadly bombing uniformly condemned the United States.
Navy finds fishing boat wreakage
HONOLULU -- A deep-sea robot has found the wreckage of a Japanese fishing vessel that sank when a Navy attack submarine tore through it while surfacing, Navy officials said Saturday.
Russia drawing line over further NATO expansion
MOSCOW -- For nearly a decade, "partnership" was the buzzword for Russia's relations with NATO. Now that venture is all but dead and the Kremlin is drawing a thick line to show the Western alliance where it says its eastward expansion must stop.
International community slams U.S., British air attacks on Iraq
TOKYO -- Nations with large Muslim populations Saturday slammed U.S.-British air strikes against Iraqi targets near Baghdad, saying prior attacks failed to topple the nation's leader and victimized innocents.
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