Cost unknown for kindergarten program
LITTLE FALLS -- Parents who want to enroll their children in the all day, everyday kindergarten program in Little Falls may not know yet how much they will have to pay for the program.
More than 200 people attended the Brainerd School District's Music Live! A Classroom Music Gallery held at Riverside Elementary School.
A picture-perfect move
Dear Heloise: We're getting ready to move. I took pictures of what I have inside all of the pieces of furniture used for storage, such as desks, armoires and sewing cabinet, that we'll be taking with us.
Vets at emergency pet clinics know time is of the essence
DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Kelly in Temecula," whose dog died as a result of eating a kitchen towel, touched my heart. I have been an emergency and critical-care veterinarian for many years, and her story is not uncommon. However, your warning left out an important point.
Cattlemen, state officials reach agreement on runoff
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa cattlemen may have earned a temporary reprieve from federal inspectors and the state's waterways might be closer to being less polluted with manure.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 180, a year ago 241.
Compared to last weeks close, not enough slaughter steers or heifers for a price trend. Holstein steers steady on a light test. Slaughter cows steady to weak. Bulls steady on a light test.
Farmers urged to form alliances to thrive
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Farmers who form production alliances stand a better chance of prospering in the modern, global farm economy than those who remain independent, a North Dakota State University researcher says.
ROYALTON -- One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover reported at 2:26 p.m. Saturday on Highway 10, four miles north of Royalton, the State Patrol reported.
WALKER -- John Robert Reuter III, 51, Walker, appeared for an omnibus hearing March 22 before Judge John P. Smith in Cass County Court.
Gold - $262.20 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).
A build up of lint led to a smoldering dryer at Giant Wash, 1224 Oak St., Saturday, causing an estimated $50 damage, the Brainerd Fire Department reported.
With Masters coming up, Tiger is on the prowl
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Congratulations Tiger, you won The Players Championship. Now, what can you do for an encore at the Masters?
Murky water or not, it was a sweet swim for Sorenstam
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- The water is murky and you have to go in fully dressed. That didn't matter to Annika Sorenstam, who enjoyed perhaps the sweetest swim of her life.
Rain postpones Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Storms left the leaders only two hours of daylight to play, which is all Tiger Woods needed to take the lead in The Players Championship.
O'Neill: Tax cuts shouldn't stop with quick one-year stimulus package
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said Tuesday that Congress must pass all of President Bush's 10-year, $1.6 trillion tax cut and not settle for a quick one-year stimulus that would have limited impact on the faltering economy.
Senators launch round two on campaign finance reform
WASHINGTON -- As senators head into a second week of debate on campaign finance, Sen. John McCain is trying to head off momentum for a rival to his own overhaul plan banning soft money.
State lawmaker questions consulting contracts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A state lawmaker on Monday questioned the increasing amount of money the state has spent on consulting contracts in recent years.
Court vacancies unlikely to be filled any sooner
WASHINGTON -- Old grudges and an evenly split Senate point to President Bush -- just like President Clinton -- facing long, bitter battles in seating new federal judges.
Wellstone amendment seen as setback to campaign finance reform
WASHINGTON -- Proponents of a campaign-finance-reform bill suffered a setback Monday when the Senate passed an amendment that toughens restrictions on certain television ads but faces serious constitutional doubts.
President pushing tax cut in two-day, three-state tour
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embarking on a high-profile week, President Bush was pursuing his sales pitch on behalf of his $1.6 trillion tax cut in speeches Monday to employees of a minority-owned manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., and to agricultural producers in Montana.
Bill to provide health care for uninsured kids advances
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A bill to offer health care to virtually every uninsured child in Minnesota has cleared a Senate committee, and a similar bill has been introduced in the House.
House committees to take up abortion-related bills
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Relatively quiet for most of the session, the always touchy debate over abortion grabbed renewed attention Monday in anticipation of House hearings on two bills Tuesday.
Happenings Monday at the Minnesota Capitol:
New push afoot to keep legislators away from Capitol
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, stymied in his attempt to downsize the Legislature, joined the two top House Republicans and other legislators Monday to detail a bill that would restrict lawmakers to meeting every other year.
Whitman urged Bush not to break campaign pledge on carbon dioxide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmental Protection Agency chief Christie Whitman told President Bush a week before he broke a campaign promise to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that such a move would undermine this country's world reputation, The Washington Post said.
Women smoking numbers worsen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest surgeon general's report gives dire new meaning to that old cigarette ad "You've come a long way, baby." Women now account for 39 percent of smoking-related deaths, a proportion that has more than doubled since 1965.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - The Crow Wing County Board yesterday authorized the sale of land to Baxter for an industrial park, ending more than four years of legal disputes and appeals in the matter.
This Was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Nature's awesome power is as dramatically illustrated for a rural Merrifield man yesterday as a lightning strike blew up a tree in his yard. The bolt sounded like "a big explosion," according to Caryl Lee, and sent debris flying 200 feet through the air.
Students, parents, staff sound off on cuts
LITTLE FALLS -- Students, parents and staff were given another opportunity to voice their opinion Monday about the estimated $2.59 million in Little Falls school program and staff cuts facing the Little Falls School Board.
The Healing Gardens
When many residents first enter a nursing home, they're often confused and angry, upset that they've had to leave their homes and most belongings behind. Some arrive straight from the hospital, often on a stretcher via an ambulance.
Hoarfrost covered the trees along the Mississippi River this morning northeast of the bridge on the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway. The temperature dipped to 10 degrees Fahrenheit overnight.
Cardinals take third at state
Nick Doll (third from left) of the Staples-Motley Cardinals yelled as he and teammates Kyle Bendson (left), Bobby Burton, Josh Winter and assistant coach Ryan Beachy reacted to a teammate making two free throws in the waning moments of the team's 48-42 win Saturday over the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers.
Crow Wing County junior, senior princesses named
Becky Caughey, 21, the daughter of Bruce and Rosanne Caughey of Fort Ripley, was crowned senior princess Saturday at the Crow Wing County Dairy Princess banquet at the Brainerd Armory. She also was named Miss Congeniality.
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will have a spring used book sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library. For more information, call 829-5574.
Iowa man believed drowned after mishap on river
JACOBSON -- An Iowa man is presumed drowned after his snowmobile went into the Mississippi River on Saturday near Jacobson in northeastern Aitkin County, the sheriff's department reported.
LF school cuts totaling $2.59 million approved
LITTLE FALLS -- Students attending the Little Falls School District will see changes next school year.
Comair pilots walk off the job
HEBRON, Ky. -- Comair pilots walked off the job early Monday after contract talks with the airline broke off, and union officials said the pilots were prepared to continue the strike for as long as necessary.
Consumer confidence rebounds
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence made a forceful comeback in March after declining for five consecutive months, apparently unshaken by the recent turmoil in the stock markets, a private research firm said Tuesday.
'Gladiator' slays competition
HOLLYWOOD -- The effects-driven Roman spectacle "Gladiator" slew the crouching tiger and a trio of other celluloid adversaries Sunday evening, winning five Oscars, including best picture, at the 73rd Academy Awards.
Continental, Northwest strengthen operating agreement
HOUSTON (AP) -- With their legal disagreements about a stock buyback behind them, air carriers Continental and Northwest are strengthening their profitable operating alliance.
Three suspects charged in death of Oakdale man
DURAND, Wis. (AP) -- Two young men and a 15-year-old boy from Minnesota were accused Monday of helping kill a man whose beaten body was found on a logging trail a few hours after he had been at a casino.
Pressures build on North Carolina to get in the game
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Along the Virginia line, in gas stations, convenience stores and gift shops, the neon "VIRGINIA LOTTERY" signs shine the way for North Carolina motorists looking for their numbers to come in.
The Oscars: A close race
HOLLYWOOD -- Finally, eerily, it was a cliffhanger not unlike the one that decided that other election back in November, with the winner in doubt until the final envelope was opened and even a Chad (Hilary Swank's husband) left hanging from last year.
Older motorcyclists driving up fatality rates
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After nearly a decade-long decline, motorcycle fatalities are on the rise again -- and statistics show that aging baby boomers may be behind the increase.
Denver billionaire moves closer to controlling theater chain
DENVER (AP) -- Billionaire Philip F. Anschutz has reportedly taken another step toward gaining control of Regal Cinemas Inc., the nation's largest theater chain.
Eastwood pitches solar energy
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) -- Clint Eastwood wants Gov. Gray Davis to make his day by promoting solar energy as the answer to California's power crisis.
White supremacist apologizes, gets life for shooting rampage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a courtroom filled with sobbing victims, White supremacist Buford O. Furrow apologized and blamed mental illness for the 1999 shooting spree in which he killed a postal worker and wounded five people.
Floors of Great Lakes could someday hold gas pipelines
CHICAGO (AP) -- Seeking to meet the nation's ever-growing demand for natural gas, suppliers want to build pipelines through new and controversial territory: the Great Lakes.
Communities prepare for spring flooding
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Contractors have started building emergency dikes in Wahpeton and neighboring Breckenridge, Minn., to guard against the threat of serious Red River flooding this spring.
One fugitive dead, another in custody
EDMOND, Okla. -- Mildred Tuepker feared for her life when two escaped murderers took her and her husband hostage and refused to surrender to police during an eight-hour standoff.
Possible bacterial contamination forces recall of apples
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Fresh Products Northwest is recalling its "Crunch Pak" Fresh Sliced Apple packages in 17 states including Minnesota because of possible bacterial contamination.
New-home sales dip
WASHINGTON -- New-homes sales fell 2.4 percent in February as the slowing economy depressed activity for a second straight month, the government said Monday.
Williams, Battier lead Duke to Final 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Duke's been down this road before.
Lute, don't pack yet
SAN ANTONIO -- Lute and Bobbi Olson used to unwind from the intensity of every basketball season by taking a trip, the more exotic the better. For this April, they'd picked a resort in Mexico.
Final Four coach Williams unchanged
On the first full day of his life as a Final Four coach Gary Williams sat alone in his den and watched basketball games: Michigan State-Temple and Arizona-Illinois.
Kwan rediscovers confidence by skating to fourth world title
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- There were many times over this long, difficult year that Michelle Kwan doubted herself.
Rangers win six events at St. John's
COLLEGEVILLE -- Six Crosby-Ironton Rangers won events in the season-opening track and field meet Saturday at St. John's University.
Food City 500
Only victory left for Battier is national title
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Shane Battier won't look back if Duke fails to win the national championship in Minneapolis. It's not his style. He lives without regrets.
Near-perfect game dispatches Stanford
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Maryland blew a 10-point lead to Duke in the final 54 seconds on Jan. 27, but Saturday was not Jan. 27.
Michigan ends St. Cloud's bid to advance to men's Frozen Four
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Mark Kosick and Geoff Koch each had a goal and an assist as Michigan beat St. Cloud State 4-3 Sunday to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four.
Michigan State reaches third straight Final Four
ATLANTA (AP) -- Now the truth can be told: Not even the coach expected Michigan State to be packing for another trip to the Final Four.
Hope Marie Brown
STAPLES -- Hope Marie Brown, 21-month-old daughter of Robby and Amanda Brown, Staples, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis of leukemia.
Donald L. Whitford
CROSSLAKE -- Donald L. Whitford, 83, Crosslake, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Joseph 'Joe' Eastman
GARRISON -- Joseph "Joe" Eastman, 22, Garrison, died Sunday, March 25, 2001.
Marcella Gladys Gustafson, 66, Brainerd, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at her home.
Charlotte M. Olson
OUTING -- Charlotte M. Olson, 97, Outing, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at home.
Dorothy E. Glynn
STAPLES -- Dorothy Elaine Glynn, 62, Staples, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at home.
Harry L. Dean
Harry L. Dean, 56, Brainerd, died Wednesday, March 13, 2001, at home.
Nels I. Olson
CROSBY -- Nels I. Olson, 92, East Gull Lake, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Harold Hartwig, 62, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
CROSBY -- Delores McGaughey, 72, Crosby, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at her home.
PIERZ -- Loretta Fischer, 88, Pierz, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Hope Marie Brown
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hope Marie Brown, 21-month-old daughter of Robby and Amanda Brown, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis of leukemia.
Delores M. McGaughey
CROSBY -- Delores Mae McGaughey, 72, Crosby, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at home.
STAPLES -- Dorothy Glynn, Staples, 62, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at her home.
Leo J. Muyres
CROSBY -- Leo John Muyres, 88, Hackensack, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the Cuyuna Range Care Center in Crosby.
SWANVILLE -- Violet Denny, 85, Swanville, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at home.
PIERZ -- Raymond Tatro, 76, Pierz, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at his home.
Charles A. Johnson
Charles Alfred Johnson, 77, Brainerd, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Velma H. Luckow
DEERWOOD -- Velma Henrietta Luckow, 87, Deerwood, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
To the residents of Inglewood Dr. N.,
A Mir solution
I see the Japanese are all concerned about the mir space station falling on the old sod. A simple solution to several problems would be to catapult Jesse "The Boob" into space (from whence he came) and have him steer the ship safely into the tank just as he did so effectively at the XFL.
Fed is no tool of Wall Street
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
Make a difference
Members of the Brainerd Dispatch Citizen's Advisory Board are encouraged to write a guest column during their tenure on the board. As a member, I have struggled with identifying a topic on which to share my opinion, hard to believe for those who know me. Recent events and an inspiring morning walk have brought me to the keyboard.
Realism in the U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON--Realism is not always a striking feature of Senate debates, but then, there are few subjects on which senators have greater firsthand experience than the financing of political campaigns. So it is that the first two substantive changes approved in the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill dealt with real-world problems.
Private agenda - Disaptch Editorial
Labor disputes are terribly stressful and frustrating even when the issues are clear and aboveboard. Northwest Airlines' mechanics may be doubly burdened in their contract tussle with the airline by their union's private agenda.
As coordinator for the Crow Wing County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition, I respectfully and strongly disagree with the March 14 Brainerd Dispatch editorial stating that selling wine in groce
Like many other school districts across the region, International Falls schools face deep budget cuts. In most instances, the cuts have been triggered by declining student enrollment. That's because the existing formula for determining state aid to schools is based on student enrollment. If enrollment rises, the school gets more assistance. When enrollment falls, state aid also drops.
Scott and Kathy Stenberg, Lake Shore, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise in the Bahamas. They were married March 27, 1976, in Wayzata.
Sadler paces Food City 500
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- As Elliott Sadler celebrated his first career victory, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart were in front of NASCAR officials discussing their latest collisions -- both on and off the track.
Expert looks at Earnhardt autopsy photos
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An independent medical expert viewed images from Dale Earnhardt's autopsy Monday as part of a compromise between the driver's widow and the Orlando Sentinel.
Worsham wins fourth career NHRA title
BAYTOWN, Texas -- Del Worsham scored his fourth career NHRA Funny Car victory at Sunday's O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park, the fourth race of the NHRA's 50th anniversary season.
Fired Lund Boat Co. vice president charged with theft
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- A fired vice president of the Lund Boat Co. has been accused of embezzling more than $1.8 million in company funds.
After escape, county to review policy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mower County authorities on Tueday said they would review the jail's policies and facilities in response to the escape of two murder suspects on Sunday.
Two murder suspects escape from Austin jail
AUSTIN (AP) -- Three murder suspects staged a ruse over spilled cereal, then overpowered their guards and jumped out a second-story window to escape from the Mower County jail. Two remained on the loose Monday.
Draft report recommends Minneapolis warehouse district for new stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins want a new stadium and a new draft report from the city of Minneapolis and other agencies recommends where to put it.
Police chief settles lawsuit against city
FERTILE (AP) -- A former police chief will receive $175,000 after settling his lawsuit against the city, the mayor and four City Council members.
W-HB-A fills superintendent position
WALKER -- Jeff Lindstrom has accepted the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School superintendent position.
Mechanics union calls Northwest Airlines back to bargaining table
EAGAN (AP) -- Officials from the union representing Northwest Airlines' mechanics said they sent a letter to the airline asking that negotiations continue.
Authorities offer Zappa deal, but family waits for surrender
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The sister of Anthony Zappa said authorities offered her fugitive brother a deal requiring that he serve no more than five years for his crimes if he turned himself in.
Profile of learning under new attack
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota House members planned to dust off another effort Tuesday to repeal the Profile of Learning.
Three suspects being held in death of Oakdale man
RED WING (AP) -- Authorities were holding three Minnesotans on Monday in the death of an Oakdale man whose body was found on a logging trail in western Wisconsin.
Army worms to return to northern Minnesota
DULUTH (AP) -- Army worms are likely to march across northern Minnesota again this summer, leaving a forest canopy stripped of leaves by late June, a forest official said.
Dylan earns Oscar for 'Wonder Boys' theme
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three years ago, Bob Dylan conquered the Grammys. Now he's done the same at the Academy Awards.
Track and Field
Rebuilt Cardinals finish third
ST. PAUL -- The third-place game in last year's Class AA boys' basketball state tournament may have been the only time in Lynn Peterson's tenure as Staples-Motley head coach that the Cardinals didn't rebound to play a consolation game.
Staples-Motley's Brever finishes great four years with bronze medal
ST. PAUL -- Four years, 90 wins and two state tournament appearances are just some of the accomplishments of Staples-Motley Cardinals point guard Jeff Brever.
Immonen, Buresh lead W-DC girls in track opener
WAHPETON, N.D. -- The Wadena-Deer Creek girls' track and field team opened its season at the Wahpeton Indoor Friday with several first-place finishes.
A look back at the high school season that was
In a winter season that saw surprises, milestones and the Staples-Motley Cardinals earn third place at the Class AA state basketball tournament, the 2000-01 basketball season might never be matched.
Molly Smith was selected the most valuable member of the Brainerd Warriors gymnastics team last weekend.
Warriors' Toms wins in track season opener
ST. CLOUD -- Zach Toms was the only winner for the Brainerd Warriors boys track and field team as it opened its season Saturday at the Huskie Classic at St. Cloud State University.
Area events Monday
High School Athletics
Region IV boxers advance to Upper Midwest
A capacity crowd watched 12 Golden Gloves bouts Saturday at the Wadena Armory in the Northern Minnesota Boxoff tournament.
Wild rallies to tie Vancouver
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The first-year Minnesota Wild will take a point any way they can.
Romero, Hunter lead Twins past Yankees 6-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- J.C. Romero allowed two hits over five shutout innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 6-4 Sunday.
Boys' state tourney
KFAN to broadcast Vikings games
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings will be broadcast on KFAN-AM after WCCO-AM, the team's former radio home, elected not to match the Vikings' four-year deal with the Twin Cities all-sports radio station.
Brandon outplays Marbury in Wolves' win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Terrell Brandon knows he's always going to hear the comparisons to Stephon Marbury.
UMD first champion in NCAA women's hockey
MINNEAPOLIS -- In just its second season, Minnesota-Duluth grew to become the first NCAA women's hockey champion.
Botterill receives Kazmaier Award
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jennifer Botterill is the 2001 winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is given to the women's college hockey player who best displays personal and team excellence.
Twins still have a few positions up for grabs
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly made it clear this spring he had few personnel decisions to make, unlike the past two seasons in which Kelly had to sift through a heap of rookies to come up with a roster for opening day.
Gophers' Wildenborg plans to transfer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Golden Gophers center Ryan Wildenborg plans to transfer to a school closer to his hometown of Kirkland, Wash., the University of Minnesota announced.
Southwest Christian three-peats, Henry repeats as boys' champs
ST. PAUL -- The boys state basketball tournament returned to St. Paul this season, and a couple of championship trophies got sent back to familiar places, too.
Twins lose to Tampa Bay
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Minnesota manager Tom Kelly was working at the team's minor league complex during the first three innings of the Twins' exhibition game with Tampa Bay Monday, but he wishes he would've missed the rest of it, too.
Weather drawing by Katie Harris in the Baxter School fourth-grade class of Mr. Trucano.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Increasing afternoon clouds far west. Highs from near 40 far west to the mid to upper 20s far east.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Becoming cloudy. Areas of snow and rain west...Spreading to the east by evening. Highs 30 to 40.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny west. Mostly cloudy elsewhere with scattered snow showers or flurries. Highs in the 20s to lower 30s.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Highs mainly in the 30s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Morning clouds central and east giving way to mostly sunny skies. Sunny west. Highs mainly in the 30s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds far west mainly this afternoon...Sunny elsewhere. Highs from 35 to 45.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs in the 20s. Tonight...Clear. Lows from 5 above north to 15 above southwest.
Weather drawing by Angela Gatlin of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy southwest with a chance of afternoon light rain or light snow. Increasing clouds remainder of west. Mostly sunny central and east. Highs from mid to upper 20s east...To the 30s to mid 40s elsewhere.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...Clear to partly cloudy. Highs from the mid 20s northeast to near 40 far southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Cloudy west and central. Breezy with increasing clouds east. Snow likely northwest and black hills...With a chance of rain or snow central. Highs in the 30s to mid 40s.
Poll: Americans work more, sleep less
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are sleep-deprived workaholics, with only about a third sleeping the recommended eight hours a night, and about 40 percent say they have trouble staying awake on the job, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Names and faces
PARIS (AP) -- Gold records are nice, but Quincy Jones has a new international honor.
There will be a steak dinner with all the trimmings from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagles Club. Cost: $7 per plate.
Sister's burden carried to grave
DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter about women pallbearers, I had to write.
Two pilots die in second crash, in Germany
LONDON -- Search teams have spotted wreckage and a body in the Scottish Highlands where two U.S. F-15 jets were reported missing, the Royal Air Force said Tuesday.
Nuclear-waste train heads for German dump amid protests
DANNENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Protesters blocked train tracks with bales of straw and dangled from a railway bridge Tuesday, trying to stop a shipment of nuclear waste rumbling by train through Germany.
Israeli baby slain
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian sniper killed a 10-month-old Israeli girl Monday in the tense and violent West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israeli tanks retaliated with machine-gun and artillery fire into the neighborhood where the shooting originated.
Death toll eight and expected to rise from Belgium train crash
PECROT, Belgium -- A crowded commuter train slammed head on into an oncoming locomotive outside Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring nine in Belgium's worst rail accident since 1974.
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