The Brainerd Junior High School speech team recently completed its tournament season. Heart of the Lakes conference awards were presented to the top speakers in each of the 13 Minnesota State High School League categories: Natasha Leyk, earned second in discussion; Kayla Wallin, second in serious prose; and Carmen Cummings, third in humorous interpretation. Other team members were Brad Folta, Sarah Jacobson, Vincenza Spagnuolo, Meghan Hagedon, Brittany Steinkraus, Danielle Knopik, Ashley Goedker, Amy Espersen, Kaiji Ollila, Amanda Wooden and Kayna Schindele.
English 101: California parents take English classes with kids
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- At first, Tomasa Galeana got strange looks from her classmates at Thomas Edison Elementary School.
Average teacher salary rose 31 percent in 1990s to $43,000
WASHINGTON -- Salaries for the nation's teachers just barely kept pace with living costs in the 1990s, rising 31 percent to about $43,000, the nation's largest teachers union said Monday.
Stepfather exiled from burial plot after discovery of abuse
DEAR ABBY: Our stepfather is still alive, but my family and I are trying to decide where to bury him when the time comes. When our mother died six years ago, we purchased two burial plots so they could be laid to rest next to each other. We even had a headstone engraved with both their names.
DEAR ABBY: I wish you would run your collection of "pet peeves" again. Seventy years ago I learned to conjugate verbs, and I am amazed at the number of people who use "got" when they should say "have." Thank you. -- MR. J.W. ANDERSON, LEVITTOWN, PA.
SOUTH ST. PAUL(AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
In search of better milk, farmers pamper herds with water beds
MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) -- They say happy cows are more productive cows. Arie Jongeneel is hoping his herd of Holsteins, resplendent on their water beds, will bring forth a dairy deluge.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 137, a year ago 123.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Contact your state legislator
Area legislators and how to contact them.
1. Call to order
Players will try to master changes at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- David Duval was bending over to fix his pitch mark Sunday on the 11th green when one of the members at Augusta National, Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles, called to him from the 12th tee.
There is no Plan C at Augusta National
It's not often you find yourself rooting for the golf course.
Woods is ready to go great lengths
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The azaleas bloomed a little early this year, so they're looking a little ragged, but chances are you aren't going to be able to say that about Tiger Woods. This is Masters week and Woods is the defending champion and he might turn the whole thing into a coming-out party again.
Tewell on target
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- By his own admission, Doug Tewell doesn't have the stuff to be a superstar.
Augusta National: Legends designed masterpiece course with room to grow
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When Alister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones collaborated to shape their masterpiece that became the Augusta National Golf Club, there was no way for the respected Scottish course designer and the legendary American player to predict how the game would change over the next 70 years.
PL parents get strong dose of drug awareness
PEQUOT LAKES -- Children and teens often find clever ways to hide their drug use from their parents.
Two arrested in drug bust
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people were arrested Friday for drug related crimes at a Little Falls residence.
Lyla Billman of Merrifield is a bright-eyed, cheerful baby girl who shows no signs of the struggle for life she experienced before and after her birth nine months ago.
Tuesday's Dispatch will feature a Pequot Lakes meeting covering student drug use.
Brainerd Public Library celebrates library week
The Brainerd Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14-20.
The Heartland Animal Rescue Team will host its seventh annual "Hoofin' It for HART" pets and people walk-a-thon from 9:30 a.m. to noon May 4.
Blaine girl, Little Falls woman die in separate accidents
LITTLE FALLS -- Two people died in separate automobile accidents over the weekend in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
This was Brainerd
100 years ago (1902) - Henry I. Cohen, one of the leading merchants on Front Street has decided to add another line to his business in this city and next Monday will be ready with a first class stock of groceries.
Issue of Merrifield growth stirs up controversy in Lake Edward Township
MERRIFIELD -- Controversy bubbled to the surface in Lake Edward Township even before the recent supervisor's election and it does not appear to be finished yet.
The Brainerd Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at t he Brainerd Public Library. The time and day were reported incorrectly in Sunday's edition.
Paying for progress
Paying for water and sewer improvements for Riverside Drive was the topic of a special Brainerd City Council meeting Monday.
Marcher had personal reason to participate in Bataan event
Garrett Trapnell, St. Paul, let his fellow marchers, numbering about 100, and passing motorists know one reason why he was participating Saturday in the fifth annual Bataan Memorial Death March south of Brainerd.
In the Extra Credit column Monday, Jim Esser should have been identified as the son of Stephen and Linda Esser of Baxter.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - The Franklin Junior High School seventh grade enriched Mathematics class recently finished first out of 500 schools in the fifth section of the six-part nationwide Sigma Junior High Mathematics League contest.
District's insurance premium jumps
The Brainerd School District will see a 22 percent increase in its health insurance premiums next school year.
President's brother travels world promoting new business venture
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decade after his ties to a failed savings and loan brought his family unwanted attention, Neil Bush is crisscrossing the globe promoting a company with a mission to transform the way children are taught.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Wall Street Journal is hyping its first major design change since World War II with a tongue-in-cheek campaign showing some approaches it won't be taking.
Powell goes to Mideast
AGADIR, Morocco (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, after meeting Monday with Morocco's moderate King Mohammed VI, demanded "a clear statement from Israel that they are beginning to withdraw" from Palestinian territories and "to do it now."
Powell to visit Arafat
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he will meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat later this week. He also said the United States is prepared to send U.S. observers to the region to help monitor enforcement of a Palestinian-Israeli truce.
Six N.Y. priests asked to leave assignments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six priests from the Archdiocese of New York have been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct and their names have been handed over to prosecutors, the latest developments in an ongoing church probe that also include new allegations of misconduct in California.
Study finds 1,400 college student deaths annually related to alcohol
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An estimated 1,400 college students are killed every year in alcohol-related accidents, according to a study released Tuesday that researchers call the most comprehensive look ever at the consequences of student drinking.
Wisconsin officials exceed goal for deer shoot in battle against disease
Wisconsin wildlife officials have exceeded their goal of shooting 500 deer to test them for a deadly brain disease, state officials said Sunday.
Date set for postal rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mailing a letter, bill payment or birthday gift will cost more starting June 30.
Airline service continues to improve, annual report says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines' efforts to bring back passengers after the Sept. 11 attacks are being helped by more on-time arrivals, fewer bags being lost and fewer travelers being bumped, said a study released Monday.
Fire damages three buildings in Lanesboro's historic downtown
LANESBORO (AP) -- A fire destroyed one business and severely damaged two other buildings in Lanesboro's historic downtown before crews were able to get it under control late Monday.
Gas up more than 8 cents
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Gasoline prices, which have risen steadily since February, jumped more than 8 cents in the past two weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arthur Andersen LLP's chief auditor on its Enron account in Houston has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors pursuing a document shredding case against the beleaguered accounting firm, a person familiar with the case said.
Amid turmoil back home, Palestinian girls stranded in U.S. after attending Oscars
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two Palestinian girls, one the star of an Oscar-nominated documentary, say they cannot return home from their trip to the Academy Awards because their refugee camp outside Bethlehem is under siege by the Israeli army.
INS imposes new restrictions on foreign students, proposes other visa changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hoping to better track foreign visitors and keep out would-be terrorists, immigration officials are tightening student visa rules and proposing shorter U.S. trips for tourists and business travelers.
Gusty wind threatens to further delay Atlantis' trip
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- With a leaky line repaired, NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis again Monday even though stiff wind threatened to further delay the space station construction mission.
Powder used in anthrax attacks 'not routine'
Whoever concocted the wispy white powder used in last fall's anthrax attacks followed a recipe markedly different from the ones commonly used by scientists in the United States or any other country known to have biological weapons, law enforcement sources said Monday.
Protesters gather to mark one-year anniversary since shooting triggered riots in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chanting "No justice, no peace," hundreds of marchers denounced what they called an enduring racial divide in the year since the police shooting of an unarmed black man.
Martinez gets first win since May 30
The Curse of the Bambino is over, at least for Pedro Martinez.
Griffey injures knee He'll be sidelined up to six weeks
While Pat Burrell, Marcus Giles and Daryle Ward hit walkoff home runs, Ken Griffey Jr. hobbled off toward an uncertain future.
Score one for the red, white and blue
HOUSTON (AP) -- It might not be too long before Davis Cup veterans are asking Andy Roddick all the questions.
Price jumps higher for used gum
PHOENIX (AP) -- The price shot up on a piece of used gum when the manufacturer got into the spirit of raising money for a rural Minnesota high school.
Shaq helps burn fading Heat
The Los Angeles Lakers were thrilled to have Shaquille O'Neal back. The Toronto Raptors don't seem to miss Vince Carter very much at all.
Dombrowski clearly in charge of Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Dave Dombrowski is determined to rebuild the Detroit Tigers, who haven't had a winning season since 1993.
Ethel H. Schwab
AITKIN -- Ethel Helen Schwab, 88, Aitkin, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
PINE RIVER -- Patricia Barsness, 67, Pine River, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
AITKIN -- Hermann Christiansen, 89, Aitkin, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Aicota Nursing Home where he had been living for several years.
AITKIN -- Ethel Schwab, 88, Aitkin, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Stanley E. Johnson
PILLAGER -- Stanley Elmore Johnson, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at St. Benedict's Care Center in St. Cloud.
Hubert 'Hub' Walther
LITTLE FALLS -- Hubert "Hub" Walther, 86, Little Falls, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Tina M. (Simmons) Grove
LITTLE FALLS -- Tina M. (Simmons) Grove, 30, Little Falls, died Saturday, April 7, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
PILLAGER -- Stanley Johnson, 79, Pillager, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at St. Benedict's Care Center in St. Cloud.
Cleta E. Gere
PEQUOT LAKES -- Cleta E. Gere, 89, Pequot Lakes, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Leander 'Lee' D. Filsmyer
PINE RIVER -- Leander "Lee" D. Filsmyer, 68, Pine River, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at home.
PROCTOR -- Tina Dahly, 87, Proctor, formerly of Walker, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at her daughter's home near Proctor.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Ann Weigel-Nieman, 53, Bismarck, N.D., died April 6, 2002.
John G. Scepurek
LITTLE FALLS -- John George Scepurek, 87, Little Falls, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Arnold L. Bauer
LITTLE FALLS -- Arnold L. Bauer, 68, Little Falls, died today, April 8, 2002, at Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Steven J. Turcotte
MERRIFIELD -- Steven John Turcotte, 47, Merrifield, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, in Minnetonka.
Donna M. Baum
BURTRUM -- Donna M. Baum, 66, Burtrum, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at her home.
Bertha L. Cogger
DETROIT LAKES -- Bertha "Betty" L. Cogger, 84, Callaway, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Steven J. Turcotte
MERRIFIELD -- Steven J. Turcotte, 47, Merrifield, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, in Minnetonka.
PROCTOR -- Tina Dahly, 87, Proctor, formerly of Walker, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at her daughter's home in Midway Township near Proctor.
Bataan World War II heroes have been a part of our community for years
American heroes weren't invented on Sept. 11.
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At a time when many Minnesota school districts -- especially rural ones -- are facing tough budget decisions, it makes sense that schools will need to begin shifting the costs of extracurricular activities onto the students who participate and their families.
The House Democrats punted
WASHINGTON -- Some time after Congress comes back to work this week, the Democrats will have a chance to address the questions of taxes, spending and fiscal policy. The budget resolution reported out of committee by a party-line vote will probably not come to the Senate floor until the energy bill is finished. But when it does, the Democrats can have their say.
The Dispatch's views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Brainerd's space needs
At the Brainerd city council meeting on Monday, April 1, the city council unanimously approved building new and expanding space for our police, fire and street departments. The council felt this motion was in the best interest of the health, welfare and safety of the citizens.
I also feel bad that people at Potlatch will lose their jobs. I agree that no government official may directly create new productive jobs. That is where my agreement ends. The worst enemy of the working people, over the past 30 y
We all recognize that The Dispatch is a private enterprise and that its editorial board can publish whatever it pleases in the space for editorials. However, for The Dispatch to publish an excerpt from the Bible, complete with a religious icon in the space for editorials is ill advised.
Potlatch -- More than paper
The other morning I heard a story about how a very uninformed person was saying things like "Potlatch employees are finally getting what they deserve, and now they know what it is like
Kenseth victory continues Roush Racing rebound
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Car owner Jack Roush finally got a genuine "10-gallon" Texas cowboy hat -- the latest payoff for his team's impressive rebound.
Mankato names street after Martin Luther King
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- Mankato has named a new street after slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Reports of mail theft increasing in Twin Cities, elsewhere
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Reports of mail theft are increasing across Minnesota, western Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, with a significant amount being reported in the Twin Cities, the U.S. Postal Service said.
Opponents lining up against sex-abuse reporting bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Churches, schools and local governments are lining up against a proposal to extend the amount of time alleged victims of sexual abuse have to file a lawsuit.
Officials, students give differing accounts of postgame riots
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota officials on Monday defended the methods police used to disperse large and sometimes violent crowds after the Golden Gophers won the NCAA hockey championship Saturday night.
Childhood vaccines in short supply throughout Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In Minnesota, parents, kids and health care providers are feeling the effects of one of the worst childhood vaccine shortages ever, experts say.
St. Cloud men drown in Leech
WALKER -- Two St. Cloud men drowned Saturday after the pickup truck they were in broke through the ice on Leech Lake.
Ranger girls' golf team searches for rising stars
The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' golf team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons last year.
Ganske, 13 other letterwinners bolster hopes of Pequot Lakes boys' track team
The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys' track and field team hopes to build upon last season's success.
Eveleth-Gilbert defeats Aitkin tennis team
AITKIN -- The Aitkin Gobblers' tennis team was defeated 6-1 Saturday by the Eveleth-Gilbert Bears in its season opener.
Pillager to have first golf team
Pillager will offer boys' and girls' golf for the first time after pairing with Staples-Motley in the past.
Fergus Falls, Raiders split baseball opener
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes Raiders opened their baseball season Monday by splitting a doubleheader with Fergus Falls.
Brainerd High School divers Shaun Kennedy and Josh Olson competed in the Junior Olympic Regional qualifying diving meet at Lincoln, Neb., last weekend and will move on to the U.S. Junior Olympic national meet.
Raiders 1-4 in softball games over weekend
WORTHINGTON -- The Central Lakes College Raiders softball team came away from its 600-plus mile, 10-hour weekend road trip with a disappointing one win in four games.
Saehr, Riley should help Pierz baseball team contend
With seven returning starters, including its entire pitching staff, the Pierz Pioneers baseball squad looks to contend for the Central Minnesota Conference and Section 6, Class 2A titles.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Position players to be among top pitchers
While establishing the Brainerd Warriors as one of the state's baseball powers, coach Lowell Scearcy has tried to avoid having position players pitch on a regular basis.
Defense, pitching assets of Little Falls softball team
The Little Falls Flyers softball team won't have a problem finding senior leadership or experience.
White, Kern return to lead Verndale softball team
Shortstop Kayla White and Raya Kern (third base-outfield) hope to perform like they did last season for the Verndale Pirates softball team.
Softball team returns five players from national tournament team
In the three years that Dennis Eastman has been coach of the Central Lakes College softball team, the Raiders have experienced unprecedented success, including two consecutive trips to the NJCAA Division III national tournament.
Six regulars return from 2001 for tennis team
With its entire starting lineup returning in 2001, the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team enjoyed its best season in three years, finishing 11-3 and losing in the subsection semifinals.
Central Lakes College Raiders baseball coach Warren Mertens isn't worried about hitting or pitching.
Mary Hasselberg (left) of Staples-Motley and Jackie Heslop of Pequot Lakes took a preseason walk on the Legacy courses at Cragun's last week. Hasselberg tied for the Class 1A state championship last season and Heslop was runner-up.
Anderson, Pace, Kirzeder lead C-I meet
St. Cloud -- Sam Anderson of Crosby-Ironton and Laura Pace of Pillager each won three events, while Brian Kirzeder of C-I won two, in the Rangers' indoor meet Friday at St. Cloud State University.
Senior captains to lead girls
Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field coach Geri Skogen considers them a terrific trio.
The week ahead
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Pole vaulters required to wear helmets this season
Following a few fatal injuries and near-misses, pole vaulters will be required by the Minnesota State High School League to wear helmets this spring.
Curtain falls on Brenny's college career
Katie Brenny was a star on the Minnesota high school golf scene.
Pine River grad keeps Wolves healthy
MINNEAPOLIS -- Who is the professional sports athletic trainer? Who are these behind-the-scenes heroes that keep our favorite athletes' bodies running smoothly?
Five players return from section tournament girls' golf team
For the first time in three years the Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team did not qualify for state tournament competition last season.
Boys' golf team has new coach
Gary Johnson begins his first season as the Aitkin Gobblers head boys' golf coach this spring.
Softball team could contend for conference, section titles
Following a .500 season in Mike Zauhar's first year as head coach, the Brainerd Warriors fast-pitch softball team appears to possess the tools to contend this spring.
High expectations remain for S-M girls' golf team
With as much success as the Staples-Motley girls' golf team has enjoyed through the years, this year should be no different as expectations will be high to improve upon its fourth-place finish in the 2001 Class 1A state meet.
New boys' golf coach brings expertise, passion for sport
Brian Wallace never had an opportunity to play golf in high school or college.
Tigers' Sasse hopes to return to state boys' golf tournament
Logan Sasse has his sights set on another state tournament for the Pine River-Backus boys' golf team.
Asfeld returns to defend Class 1A state track championship
The heat will officially be on Adam Asfeld as he takes to the track to defend his Class 1A state championship in the 1600-meter run this spring.
Flyers edge Monticello in tennis opener
LITTLE FALLS -- Brandon Staab won at No. 2 singles and the Little Falls Flyers won all three doubles matches in a 4-3 triumph over the Monticello Magic in a non-conference tennis meet Monday.
Wolves dump Suns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the first time in weeks, the Minnesota Timberwolves were pleased with their play in the fourth quarter.
Hauser silences Gopher critics
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Adam Hauser heard the criticism throughout his four-year career, despite being Minnesota's all-time leader in most goaltending categories.
Police tally damage from postgame rowdiness
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police were tallying the damage from students who hurled beer bottles and rocks at police and broke windows after Minnesota won the NCAA hockey championship.
Beloved Puckett's image takes a hit, appearances erode
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Eight months ago, Kirby Puckett was experiencing the highest of highs.
Twins place Rivas and Buchanan on the 15-day DL
TORONTO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins placed second baseman Luis Rivas and outfielder Brian Buchanan on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Wolves show Oakland boobirds
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett loved to hear the boos rain down on the Minnesota Timberwolves, even if they weren't directed at him.
Maine 0 1 2 0 -- 3
MOORHEAD (AP) -- Concordia-Moorhead women's basketball coach Sara Cepek has resigned after two seasons, citing personal reasons and the chance for a new career path, the school announced Monday.
Minnesota's first NCAA title in 23 years didn't come easily
ST. PAUL -- A school with a rich hockey tradition like Minnesota will always attract the area's top talent. But that hadn't translated into a title for the Gophers since 1979.
Lawton gets his wish
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Matt Lawton circled the date on his calendar months ago. And after hitting a home run against his former team, he circled the bases savoring every step.
Wild thwart San Jose's climb
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If the San Jose Sharks wind up without home-ice advantage during the Western Conference playoffs, they can look back at their struggles against the Minnesota Wild as a reason.
Twins jump on Blue Jays
TORONTO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins haven't forgotten former manager Tom Kelly's philosophy of getting to a pitcher early.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cloudy this morning...With flurries east. Clouds breaking to some sunshine this afternoon. Highs from the upper 30s northeast to the lower 50s southwest.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory for central...Northeast and east central and iowa through 10 am...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy skies in the west. Scattered light showers this morning...Lingering in the black hills this afternoon. Cloudy in the east with a few sprinkles or light showers...Then skies becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the 50s...With mid 40s northeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny west. Morning clouds east...Giving way to partly sunny skies during the afternoon. Highs from the mid 40s northeast to near 60 southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy skies and warmer. Highs of 55 to 65.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered afternoon rain or snow showers northeast. Highs 45 to 55.
Weather drawing by Katie Salfer in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds northwest and north. A chance of rain or snow showers north. Mostly sunny southeast. Highs near 40 far north to near 60 south.
Minnesota state forecast
Dense fog advisory southeast through mid morning...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Weather drawing by Brandon Moe of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory this morning for north and west central wisconsin...
Conference for parents, child-care providers, set April 27 in Wadena
WADENA -- Parents and child-care providers are invited to "The Road to Reading and Writing," a mini-conference about children from birth to age 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at Northwest Technical College, 405 Colfax Ave. S.W., Wadena.
Names and faces
PHOENIX (AP) -- Police are reviewing claims by an exotic dancer and her boyfriend that Mike Tyson assaulted them during a confrontation at a strip club.
St. Isidore's guild meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Green Mill in Brainerd.
Oil markets calmer on signs of possible Israeli withdrawal
LONDON (AP) -- Signs of a possible Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian territories restored calm to world oil markets Tuesday, a day after a cutoff in Iraq's crude exports sent crude prices soaring.
Booby trap kills 13 Israelis
JENIN, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli soldiers hunting for militants entered a booby-trapped building where Palestinians then set off explosives, killing 13 soldiers and wounding nine, during intense fighting in a West Bank refugee camp, an Israeli military source said.
Former guerrilla leader is front-runner in East Timor's first presidential vote
AILEU, East Timor (AP) -- On a soccer field in East Timor's central mountains, thousands came to hear Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao make his campaign pitch.
Britons bid farewell to 'Queen Mum'
LONDON (AP) -- Kings, queens and royalty from around the world mourned the Queen Mother Elizabeth at her funeral Tuesday in Westminster Abbey as huge crowds stood outside, honoring a woman beloved for her kindness and dedication to duty.
Bomb explodes near Afghan defense minister's convoy, killing four
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A bomb exploded Monday near a convoy carrying Afghanistan's defense minister, killing four bystanders and injuring 16 others in what officials said was another attempt to destabilize the interim government.
Colombian city fears more violence after bombings kill 12 and wound 60
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia (AP) -- Mourning family members planned funerals for 12 people who were killed when bombs rocked a popular nightspot area over the weekend, as residents of this provincial capital worried the attacks heralded a bloodier phase in Colombia's civil war.
Sharon: Israel's offensive will continue despite U.S. demands
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's offensive in the West Bank will continue
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