The following area students graduated from the University of St. Thomas in December: Aaron Peterson, Baxter, earned a degree in business administration/accounting; Theresa Sullivan, Deerwood, medical group management; and Jarod Paulson, Nisswa, business administration/financial management.
A salute to creativity at BHS
Brainerd High School paid tribute Monday night to about 200 students who have excelled in various artistic and creative endeavors.
Maternity massage requires careful handling
NEW YORK -- There might be nobody -- and no body -- whose back aches and feet hurt more than those of a pregnant woman.
Outgoing toddlers have higher IQs as preteens, research shows
Children who are outgoing and adventurous as toddlers have substantially higher IQs by the time they are preteens, according to new research by scientists studying how personality shapes intelligence.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old woman who enjoys singing, crafts and working with children. I appear normal and I'm almost always pleasant. Why do I make that statement? Because I have a mental illness, and there is still a stigma. People sometimes feel uneasy when with me. While over the years the stigma has lessened, it still remains to some degree.
DEAR ABBY: I have been engaged for 18 months, and we still have not set a wedding date. Every time I talk to my fiance about it, he suggests we elope to Australia o
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 172, a year ago 245.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Fans, competitors salute the master for last time
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- And on the third day, the King finally said goodbye.
Famous field fails to challenge defending champion
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Back-to-back Masters Tournament victories are rare and have never been easy. This one was for Tiger Woods.
Nature manages to negate changes
Augusta, Ga. -- It might be another year before players get a true feel on what effect the course changes to Augusta National Golf Club will have.
The top five Masters
The day the master played his masterpiece in the lakes area
It was Memorial Day 1999 when I saw Arnold Palmer play golf.
From wretched start, Goosen was cooked
Augusta, Ga. -- He lost the Masters Tournament on Sunday, but Retief Goosen didn't lose his sense of humor.
Discount cards make golf more affordable
From the cost of clubs, to green fees to golf balls, golf is an expensive hobby.
Sasse medals, C-I wins Mid-Minn boys' golf meet
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus junior Logan Sasse carded a nine-hole 38 at the Pine River Country Club to win the East Mid-Minn Conference boys' golf meet Monday.
Study finds a daily baby aspirin lowers the risk of colon cancer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A once-a-day baby aspirin can modestly ward off the development of common polyps that eventually grow to become colon cancer, a study finds.
Study: 38 percent of adults sedentary in leisure time
Nearly 40 percent of American adults are sedentary in their leisure time, basically never exercising. In contrast, about 30 percent exercise on a regular basis, either vigorously several times a week, or even more often at lower intensity. The rest do something in between.
There are safer ways to stretch and do calisthenics, say today's fitness pros
Thirty-three years ago, at Edison High in Alexandria, Va., we started each period of phys ed with a warm-up. To my mind, it was a waste of time: After the tedium of algebra class (Part 1, and I had to take it twice) I wanted to jump right into the volleyball game. But there was a tincture of virtue wafting over the gym: Stretching was good for you, we were told. And so we did it.
Self-monitoring health devices gain popularity
More and more aging Americans have a finger on the pulse of a new health-care trend. Facing rising medical costs, shorter hospital stays and age-related chronic illnesses, many seniors are self-monitoring -- checking conditions ranging from hypertension to diabetes at home and seeking even more options for managing their health between doctor visits.
FDA approves use of Botox for removing wrinkles
Botox, the popular drug that temporarily removes "frown lines" and other wrinkles, was formally approved Monday by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use. The ruling will allow its manufacturer to start an advertising campaign to convince Americans they can look younger and less worried with a few small injections.
Keeping pounds on key part of battle for cancer patients
Tips from cancer specialists to patients whose cancers and therapies cause side effects that lead to severe weight loss:
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1962) - Boy Scouts from East Gull Lake are in the finishing stages of a project which they hope will never be called on for actual use. Working with Cass County Sheriff Simpson, the boys and their leader have organized a reserve unit which will operate on Gull Lake this summer.
Spring joy ride
With temperatures in the 70s, Deb and Lonnie Jensen of Brainerd cruised with friends on Highway 10 between Staples and Motley Sunday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Crow Wing sheriff
New thrift store site to solve space needs of Salvation Army
The piles of garbage bags filled with donated clothing and other items sometimes reach as high as the 10-foot ceiling in the sorting room at The Salvation Army in downtown Brainerd.
BAXTER -- Work on the foundations for the Highway and Business Highway 371 interchange south of Baxter began this week.
Little Falls girl dies at hospital
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 3-year-old Little Falls girl who suffered a serious head injury during a traffic accident in Morrison County died Saturday at Minneapolis Children's Hospital.
Late tax filers can use drive-through mail boxes tonight
Although the Brainerd Post Office's window hours will run on a normal schedule today, tax filers who wait until the last minute can drop their tax returns off at the drive-through boxes. The drive-through boxes will remain open until midnight.
Aitkin mayor Wedell runs for House
AITKIN -- Aitkin Mayor Mark Wedel has announced plans to seek the Republican endorsement for the Minnesota House District 3B seat.
BHS senior wins state homecoming queen title
Megan Whalen put her hockey uniform away for the weekend, put on a fancy dress and was named the 2002 Miss Minnesota Homecoming Queen Sunday.
This was Brainerd
60 years ago (1942) - Every home in Brainerd is to be visited by Brainerd Air Raid wardens and occupants instructed in what to do in case of a blackout and what actions will be necessary to avoid fire by bombs.
Dormant Little Falls lodge slated for reopening
LITTLE FALLS (AP) -- A popular lodge and restaurant built nearly 80 years ago in this central-Minnesota city is set to be reopened after sitting dormant for the last three years.
A Kingwood Street home sustained about $25,000 in damage after a fire burned a portion of the upstairs, the Brainerd Fire Department reported today.
Fire damaged an auto body shop north of Brainerd Sunday.
Proposed Wise Road zoning change tabled by council
A proposed zoning change of a property on Wise Road from residential to business will wait for two weeks.
The American Legion Auxiliary luncheon was listed incorrectly on Page 3C of Sunday's newspaper. The luncheon will be April 25.
City seeks to expand up Riverside Drive
Brainerd is looking to expand its boundaries up Riverside Drive.
TIF request for Timberland project to be re-evaluated
A tax-increment financing request will be re-evaluated in light of an increased market value of the property.
A 46-year-old man wanted on FBI and other warrants was arrested at a local bar Friday.
Training day at Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- After two previous attempts were foiled, an emergency training exercise for eight state and federal agencies took place Monday at Camp Ripley.
City wards amended
The ward boundaries for the city of Brainerd have been amended to include new census information received Friday.
Opening of newly expanded YMCA set for May 6
The long-awaited opening of the expanded Brainerd Family YMCA is set for May 6. An 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the public's first chance to see the YMCA's new aquatics center.
Pine River school student collapses, dies
PINE RIVER -- A 7-year-old Pine River Elementary School student died after collapsing at the school Monday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) --Businesses worked off excess stocks of unsold goods in February for the 13th month in a row, potentially setting the stage for ramped-up production in the future.
TV star Robert Urich dies of cancer at 55
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television tough guy Robert Urich, an Emmy-winning actor best known for his starring roles in sleuth series such as "Vega$" and "Spenser: For Hire," died Tuesday of cancer. He was 55.
Bipartisan bickering busting up budget-writing deadline
WASHINGTON -- Congress is about to fall down on its most basic job: writing a budget plan for the U.S. government.
Byron R. White, football hero who became Supreme Court Justice, dies at 84
DENVER -- Byron R. White, a Rhodes scholar and football hero who became one of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving justices, was known for a quality that typified his stalwart role on the court: Bone-crushing handshakes.
Lindbergh flies again
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Pushed by strong tail winds, the grandson of aviation icon Charles Lindbergh touched down Sunday in this St. Louis suburb in the first leg of a journey to duplicate his grandfather's historic 1927 solo crossing of the Atlantic.
Top U.S. Catholic clergy to discuss priests' sex abuse scandal with pope
ROME (AP) -- Eight of the highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergy in the United States will meet with Pope John Paul II next week to discuss the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the U.S. church.
Powell weighs talks that exclude Arafat
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday he is holding talks with Arab and Israeli leaders about an Israeli proposal to hold an international Mideast peace conference that might not include Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Endangered condors hatch chick in wild for first time in 18 years
For the first time in 18 years, a pair of California condors have laid, brooded and hatched an egg in the wild, thrilling biologists and wildlife officials who hope similar births someday will lift North America's largest bird off the endangered species list.
Despite Israeli action, Powell sees hope for truce
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks rolled into three Palestinian suburbs of Jerusalem and re-entered a West Bank city Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised the United States he would withdraw soldiers from most Palestinian areas by next week.
Study finds welfare rules boost family income, but fail to improve kids' lives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mothers facing new welfare rules are finding jobs and earning more money. But they haven't improved their parenting skills, they still have trouble paying rent, and they spend less time with their kids, according to a three-state study that examined details of family life.
INGLIS, Fla. -- The last time an agent of temptation came to this sleepy hamlet near the Gulf Coast, throngs of screaming girls followed his every move.
Consumer prices rise modestly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices rose by a modest 0.3 percent in March despite sharply higher costs for gasoline and other energy products. Industrial activity shot up by the largest amount in two years.
Americans die in Afghan blast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An explosion Monday killed at least four American soldiers disposing of ordnance in Afghanistan, defense officials said. Several were injured and others were missing.
Girls with guitars
CHICAGO -- Back in high school, the only people Jean Kahler knew who played guitar were guys. They weren't very good, she says, but they were their own little club.
Bush pushes domestic agenda two days a week
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is devoting unprecedented attention to the Middle East, as well as pressing ahead with the war on terrorism. But with an eye toward November's congressional elections and his own 2004 re-election bid, he is devoting no less energy to his largely dormant domestic agenda.
Supreme Court strikes down ban on virtual child pornography
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court struck down a congressional ban on virtual child pornography Tuesday, ruling that the First Amendment protects pornography or other sexual images that only appear to depict real children engaged in sex.
Supreme Court allows nation's longest-running urban busing program to end
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fight to continue one of the nation's longest-running school busing program ended at the Supreme Court on Monday.
Clinic employee kills doctor, two others in California shooting
COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) -- Patients at a prenatal care clinic ran terrified into the street when an X-ray technician opened fire inside the building, killing the doctor-owner and two of her employees before committing suicide, police said.
Gore rejoins the partisan political struggle with gusto
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Al Gore rejoined the partisan political debate with gusto at the Florida Democratic Convention this weekend after more than a year of staying mostly in the background.
U.S.-led forces launch new offensive against Taliban, al Qaida fighters
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.-led forces have launched their first major combat operation in a month against Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives in eastern Afghanistan, officials announced Tuesday.
Government, Arthur Andersen near settlement of charges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors will defer pursuing criminal obstruction charges against Arthur Andersen LLP in a settlement requiring the accounting firm to admit it knew employees were wrongfully destroying documents related to the Enron Corp. collapse, people familiar with the ongoing negotiations say.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Bitter memories of the 2000 presidential election in Florida are gradually fading, but they could be revived by leading players in the recount who are running in three state congressional races.
National sports shorts
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A guard from a community college in Texas with three years of eligibility has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Minnesota.
NFL Draft: No Question marks at top
NEW YORK (AP) -- As usual, there's little intrigue about the first pick in the NFL draft.
Mariners remain unbeaten away from home
The Seattle Mariners can't seem to lose on the road.
Hamstring injury forces Bonds from game
Only Barry Bonds' body is stopping him these days.
Clarence M. Bramer
VERNDALE -- Clarence Maurice Bramer, 86, Verndale, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
Andrew 'Jim' J. Grgurich
CROSBY -- Andrew "Jim" John Grgurich, 83, Crosby, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha.
RANDALL -- Cecil Creguer, 93, Randall, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mildred (Jung) Wittmayer, 91, Tempe, Ariz., died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Westchester Care Center in Tempe, Ariz.
STAPLES -- Alice Willis, 83, Staples, died today, April 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Bruce J. Peierman
FRIDLEY -- Bruce J. Peierman, 51, Fridley, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at home.
Cody S. Angevine
LITTLE FALLS -- Cody S. Angevine, 3, Little Falls, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Zena J. Appledorn
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Zena J. Appledorn, 102, River Falls, Wis., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Kinnic Long-Term Care in River Falls.
Richard J. Benke
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Richard J. Benke, 50, Peoria, Ariz., died Friday, April 12, 2002, at his mother's home in Brooklyn Park.
LITTLE FALLS -- Cecil Creguer, 93, Randall, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Richard M. Doust
Richard M. Doust, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at home.
Isabelle M. Pirner
AITKIN -- Isabelle M. Pirner, 82, Aitkin, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Richard Doust, 71, Brainerd, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph Lukasavitz, 66, Little Falls, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Alice S. Willis
STAPLES -- Alice Sedona Willis, 83, Staples, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Evelyn M. Wolford
CROSBY -- Evelyn Martha Wolford, 77, Crosby, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Rev. Gerald E. Huff
PLYMOUTH -- The Rev. Gerald E. Huff, 86, Plymouth, died Sunday, April 7, 2002.
Katie J. Wynn
PINE RIVER -- Katie Jane Wynn, 92, Pine River, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph Lukasavitz, 66, Little Falls, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Evelyn M. Wolford
CROSBY -- Evelyn M. Wolford, 77, Crosby, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Ripley
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ripley, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
In answer to the Open Forum of Tuesday, April 9, about Potlatch's closing:
Medical cloning not 'anti-life'
Political advertising on "therapeutic cloning" has started, and it appears the U.S. Senate debate on this issue is going to be clouded by emotional appeals rather than sound science.
The Rukeyser ruckus
This editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
Democrats short on candidates
WASHINGTON -- Less than two years ago, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., squeaked into office by 111 votes, having had to wait weeks to confirm h
The letter written in the Open Forum from the April 9, 2002, Brainerd Daily Dispatch sounded like a pitch for Norm Coleman and the Republican Party.
Last year when Congress was debating and passing President Bush's $1.3 trillion tax cut, the mantra was that government was taking more money from taxpayers than it needed.
Elwyn Tinklenberg can't figure it out. The Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner sees strong, across-the-board support for transportation projects this year, yet there's been little or no progress in the 2002 legislative session.
Force wins 100th NHRA national event
Baytown, Texas -- After three false starts, John Force finally scrawled his signature on another piece of drag racing history Sunday when he drove his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to the Funny Car championship at the15th annual O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.
Vasser's mistake helps Andretti win Long Beach Grand Prix
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Jimmy Vasser forgot about Michael Andretti, and it might have cost him a win.
Sartell residents start campaign for branch library
SARTELL (AP) -- Julie Wang's family moved to Sartell for good schools. But now, she's got to drive 20 minutes to check out books for her children.
State health officials ask counties for plans to clean drug labs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Health Department is asking every county and Indian reservation in Minnesota to develop local rules to clean illegal drug labs, such as homes in which methamphetamine was produced.
Hearing test cuts criticized
ST. PAUL (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm criticized President Bush Sunday for his plan to cut funding for hearing tests on newborns.
Analysts: Polls suggest Wellstone in trouble
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two polls conducted by political parties show that Sen. Paul Wellstone is struggling in his campaign for a third term, according to a report published Tuesday.
Austin council faces tough decision on hockey arena
AUSTIN (AP) -- The City Council is caught between a rink and a hard place.
Restless legislators hope to escape St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- The Legislature's mating dance is finally under way.
Nobles County pigs quarantined after pseudorabies found
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tests for pseudorabies on 1,000 pigs in southwestern Minnesota have come back negative after the highly contagious livestock disease appeared in a Nobles County swine herd.
HOT TIME IN STATE
Unseasonably warm weather swept through central and southern Minnesota on Monday as record high temperatures were reached in at least 20 cities.
After the flood
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It was the starkest image of the flood that swamped this city: the charred facade of a downtown building, rising from murky floodwaters that had held firefighters at bay.
Woman walking the walk for the homeless
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Where laws and policies are made in the Twin Cities, Karla Weigold walks the walk for the homeless.
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
high school BASEBALL
Raiders get the broom
The Central Lakes Conference Raiders baseball team was swept by the Vermilion Ironmen 14-0, 6-4 Monday at Mills Field in North Division Conference play.
Aitkin splits two meets
EVELETH -- The Aitkin Gobblers tennis team beat Greenway 4-3 and lost to Eveleth-Gilbert 4-3 Saturday.
Raiders sweep Bethany
MANKATO -- The Central Lakes College Raiders women's softball team won its third straight game by sweeping a doubleheader from Bethany College Saturday.
CLC's Reis hits sixth home run in nine games
Jon Reis hit a grand slam, his sixth home run in nine games, as the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team swept Mesabi 14-11 and 6-2 in a doubleheader Sunday.
Pierz girls win at Maple Lake
MAPLE LAKE -- Pierz's Diane Stangl tied with Amanda Tanner from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa for the medalist at the Central Minnesota Conference girls' golf meet Monday.
Local sports shorts
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Sophomore outfielder Kyle Berg of Brainerd and sophomore third baseman Mario Filippi of Little Falls are starters for the nationally ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers baseball team.
Verndale, Tomte stay perfect
VERNDALE --Steph Tomte smashed a three-run double and Kayla White finished 2-for-4 with two RBI's helping the Verndale Pirates defeat the New York Mills Eagles 7-3 in Park Region Conference softball Monday.
Pequot Lakes still perfect
PINE RIVER -- Todd Szymanski was 3-for-3 with two doubles and seven RBI for the Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team in a 12-5 Park Region Conference victory over Pine River-Backus Monday.
Brainerd fourth after first conference meet
ROCORI -- Katie VanderBrake's 48 helped the Brainerd Warriors girls' golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Central Lakes Conference meet Monday.
Twins bullpen off to surprisingly solid start
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Starting pitching was the farthest thing from the Minnesota Twins' list of shortcomings for this season.
Cavosie signs with Minnesota Wild, skips senior year
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Rensselaer Polytechnic's Marc Cavosie, the Eastern College Athletic Conference player of the year, signed with the Minnesota Wild, giving up his last year of college eligibility.
Wild ends second season with 4-2 loss to Oilers
ST. PAUL -- Eliminated from postseason contention two days before, the Edmonton Oilers still played as if the playoffs were on the line.
Minnesota gets 'thorough' hearing on NCAA violations
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Minnesota administrators spent nearly 11 hours before an NCAA infractions committee Saturday arguing against sanctions for alleged rule violations in its women's basketball program.
Timberwolves fail in another close game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Boston showed Minnesota what it takes to win a close game.
Hunter fuels Saturday's victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jeff Weaver pitched well against the Minnesota Twins, but it still wasn't enough for the struggling Detroit Tigers.
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. (AP) -- After dropping the first game 3-0, Minnesota rebounded to hammer Penn State 8-0 in the second game of a double-header Sunday.
Garnett's 35 points spark Wolves
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Garnett got off to a quick start and took the Minnesota Timberwolves with him.
Twins keep Tigers winless
MINNEAPOLIS -- It just gets worse for the Detroit Tigers.
Wild's world: Be patient
ST. PAUL (AP) -- After two full seasons, the Minnesota Wild haven't shown many tangible signs of success.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms north and central. Near record warmth and breezy south under clear to partly cloudy skies. Highs from the upper 60s north to the middle 80s south...But much cooler near lake superior.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers northwest. Highs from the lower 50s northwest...To the mid 80s far southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and windy west with a chance of showers. Partly sunny and windy east with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe. Highs from around 50 northwest to the 80s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with record or near record highs in the 80s.
Weather drawing by Colton Mogensen of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Skipping into spring
Weather drawing by Kendra Berg of Jan Wilcox's kindergarten class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Wind advisory northwest today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Wind advisory portions of northwest today...
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory today central and south...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cloudy east with scattered morning showers...Partly sunny west and central. Highs 55 northwest to the lower 70s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy. A chance of a shower ot thunderstorm north this afternoon. Highs in the 70s north to lower 80s south. Cooler near lake michigan and superior.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Occasional light rain and scattered morning thunderstorms west. Rain may mix
Names and faces
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- It probably didn't make his day.
The Brainerd Area Retired Educators will meet at noon April 22 at the Park United Methodist Church. Note the date change. Other meetings this year will be on the third Mondays of June, September and October.
Venezuela president Chavez restored to power
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez, newly restored to office after a botched coup attempt, told paratroopers who remained loyal to him "I will always be with you," but also made a conciliatory gesture to opponents.
Bin Laden shown in video excerpts
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Osama bin Laden, his top deputy and a man identified as a Sept. 11 attacker were shown in brief video excerpts aired Monday by the pan-Arab satellite station Al-Jazeera. It wasn't clear when the tapes were made.
Israel captures key Arafat aide
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli forces on Monday captured Marwan Barghouti, a close aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and a leader of the current uprising, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
Chinese passenger plane crashes in South Korea, more than 100 dead
KIMHAE, South Korea (AP) -- An Air China jet carrying 166 people crashed into a mountain in rain and fog Monday as it prepared to land in South Korea's second largest city. At least 109 people were killed, police said.
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