Owner of brokerage firm sentenced to more than eight years in prison
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of operating one of the largest securities fraud schemes in history was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison.
Around the watercooler
TRAVEL TROUBLE: The travel and tourism industry, devastated by last September's terrorist attacks, accounted for a quarter of the 1.2 million job cuts announced in the United States between Sept. 11 and March 31.
A detailed look at workers, jobs
Survey results gained in the 2001 labor force assessment of Crow Wing County provide a detailed look at area workers and job opportunities. The Minnesota Department of Economic Security analyzed the data.
Many investors giving up on 2002
NEW YORK -- The year isn't even half over, but many stock investors have the uneasy feeling that 2002 is destined to be another loser. Prospects of a third straight year of losses has left shareholders apathetic, prompting them to sell or stay out of the market altogether.
Performance matters when it comes to fund managers' paychecks
NEW YORK -- After two difficult years on Wall Street, investors aren't the only ones feeling less prosperous -- some mutual fund managers are also taking home less pay.
BAXTER -- When customers suffer from sticker shock at the Memories for the Making store in Baxter it has nothing to do with the prices.
Biggest mistake in small business?
NEW YORK -- What's the biggest mistake you can make in your business? Not thinking ahead before you do something, whether it's buying equipment, dealing with an employee or even starting the whole enterprise itself.
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has sworn in band member Deron Dunkley as its commissioner of finance.
Brainerd educators earn award
PRIOR LAKE -- Brainerd Xi chapter members won a gold award for communication and responsibility at the Minnesota Alpha Delta Kappa's state convention at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake recently.
Unsettled teacher contracts spur labor actions in some districts in state
ANOKA -- John Belpedio, LeMoyne Corgard and Linda Anderson were relatively new to the classroom when a contract impasse sent teachers in the Anoka area to the picket lines for 13 days in 1981.
Former Brainerd resident earns education award
Janet (Hendrickson) Robb, of Roseville and formally of Brainerd, was recognized by the Minnesota Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development with the Friend to Education Award.
Star shines on silver screen and in old soldier's memory
DEAR ABBY: I have enjoyed reading about all the random acts of kindness in your column. I recall one from many years ago.
Anthony Reed led the procession of boys as they entered the sanctuary before their concert Thursday night.
Now is the time
How many times have you read the Child in Need segment of the newspaper and thought "that child is adorable I would really like to help her/him". Then you do nothing.
A real baby memory book
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forget the old traditions of collecting booties and a lock from baby's first haircut, a new baby memory book offers a more modern approach that highlights sleepless nights, streaming video, dirty diapers.
Iowa Friday closing grain prices
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Prices paid to Iowa farmers at the close of business Friday for No. 2 yellow corn and No. 1 yellow soybeans. Prices compiled from country elevators by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Corn prices generally steady to 1 cent lower; soybean prices generally 6 to 7 cents lower.
Farmers will plant more biotechnology seeds this year, despite unease
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Despite uncertainties over farm program benefits and markets, farmers have told the U.S. Department of Agriculture that they intend to plant more corn, slightly less soybean and wheat, and make greater use of biotechnology varieties of seeds this year.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 2,400. Last Friday: 97. Year Ago Friday: 2,284. Thursday actual: 619.
Minneapolis Fridy closing grain prices
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 255, a year ago 131.
Lawmakers Embrace Subsidies with New Farm Bill
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators Friday jettisoned a six-year attempt to wean farmers off government subsidies and approved a high-priced farm bill that will expand payments to producers of basic agricultural commodities by nearly $50 billion over the next decade.
Congress Comes Together on Farm Policy
WASHINGTON -- At a time when Congress is stalemated on a spate of issues, one measure is an eye-catching exception: a major rewrite of federal farm policy.
Meets 5 p.m. Monday
Little Falls man dies in rollover
LITTLE FALLS -- A 19-year-old Little Falls man died Friday in a one-vehicle rollover, the Morrison County Sheriff's Department said.
Tony and Mary Beth Maras, Plymouth, a girl, Maia Isabelle, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, April 16, 2002. Grandparents are Ed and Barb Worms, Brainerd, and Dave and Connie Maras, Baxter.
Richard and Lynda (Evans) Orton, Backus, a boy, Ethan Jay, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, April 3, 2002.
Write to Washington
Sen. Paul Wellstone
The property owner of land to be leased by Minnesota Towers for a cellular communications tower was reported incorrectly on Page 6A Friday.
The spring kickoff luncheon for the Pine Meadows women's golf league has been changed to May 9 at Pine Meadows.
Pierz golf team finishes third
LONG PRAIRIE -- Chad Schirmers fired a seven-over-par 79 to lead the Pierz Pioneers boys' golf team to a third place finish at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational Friday.
Patriots finish fifth
NISSWA -- Even without its top player, the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team showed its a team to watch out for.
Democrats says Bush threatening future of Social Security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats are continuing to separate their support for President Bush in the war on terrorism from their strong opposition to his policies on such issues as Social Security.
Who's responsible for her life?
SEALY, Texas -- Doctors worked furiously to save Sidney Ainsley Miller after her premature birth in 1990. Though she entered the world 17 weeks early, state-of-the-art neonatal care made it possible for her to survive, and there's a fair chance she'll have a normal life span.
Government gives $3.5 million in grants to prepare for embryonic stem cell research
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The government Friday awarded its first grants to prepare for embryonic stem cell research since President Bush gave approval for limited federal funding.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Teen-age couple, mother at center of Michigan's latest assisted suicide case
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- If prosecutors are right, Kathleen Holey did everything she could to help her son and daughter-in-law commit suicide: She drove them to an abandoned farmhouse, arranged pillows and blankets for their comfort and handed over a powerful narcotic.
HIV problem hits small S.D. college town
A South Dakota college basketball player who tested positive for HIV was arrested this week in a case that has led health officials to two other new infections and what they are calling "a web of sexual contacts" that numbers in the hundreds.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
An afternoon of poetry
Maxine Russell, "Poet Laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets," performed one of her poems during a program at Central Lakes College to benefit the Maxine Kaiser Russell Literary Scholarship Fund.
This was Brainerd
APRIL 28 - 80 years ago (1922) - The general spirit of optimism and increase of business is reflected in Brainerd, one of the largest railway shop towns on the Northern Pacific Railway System, where on May 1 the whole shops will go on a six-day schedule.
Brainerd Fire Department Rescue team helps Pine River; they'll work together
Starting this month the Pine River Fire Department has a technical rescue team that rivals the largest team in the state.
BAXTER -- Get ready to say good-bye to the Highway and Business Highway 371 intersection stop lights.
A Nisswa barber has seen it all from his tiny shop along Highway 371.
First-quarter Internet sales better than expected for many e-tailers
NEW YORK -- The first quarter, usually a sleepy time in the retail business, turned out to be unusually busy for online merchants.
Bush calls anew for expanded trade powers
CRAWFORD, Texas () -- With the Senate set to debate trade legislation in earnest, President Bush asked lawmakers again Saturday to give him broader powers in negotiating trade pacts. He said it would lift the entire economy.
Casino fight between biker gangs leaves four dead
LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) -- A gunfight erupted between rival motorcycle gangs at a crowded casino early Saturday, leaving four dead and at least 12 wounded as terrified gamblers ducked for cover.
Long-distance companies are getting short shrift
As long-distance companies watch their calls and profits slip away to rivals such as cellular phone networks, the day may soon come when their business -- once considered a pillar of American enterprise -- simply ceases to exist.
Alabama nuclear plant workers exposed to radioactive gas
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- Fifty-four workers were exposed to gas with low levels of radioactive contamination during an incident this week at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, officials said.
One stowaway dead, two others found severely dehydrated on ship
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One man was found dead Friday and two others were severely dehydrated after apparently stowing away in the rudder compartment of a cargo ship that arrived from Colombia after a 14-day voyage.
Dog stranded for weeks aboard abandoned fuel tanker rescued
HONOLULU -- A dog aboard an abandoned fuel tanker finally has some company after 24 days alone at sea.
Former worker at Okla. storms lab arrested for fire that destroyed $1.8 million in equipment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man who worked at the National Severe Storms Laboratory was arrested for allegedly setting a fire last year that destroyed about $1.8 million in lab equipment, officials said Friday.
Families of couples killed in a DWI-collision to sue BIA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Families of two Nebraska couples killed in a freeway collision with a drunken Bureau of Indian Affairs worker plan to sue the bureau for giving the worker a government vehicle, a lawyer said.
Engineer of freight train that crashed into Metrolink train says sun blinded him
PLACENTIA, Calif. -- The engineer of a freight train that crashed head-on into a Metrolink commuter train, killing two passengers and injuring hundreds of others on Tuesday, admitted to police that he failed to see a crucial signal before the collision because sunlight momentarily blinded him.
Bodyguard accused of helping Blake kill wife freed after actor posts $1 million bail
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert Blake doesn't have the option to post bail to get himself out from behind bars, but he paid $1 million to free his jailed bodyguard.
Papers show former Boston priest tried to blackmail cardinal
BOSTON -- The latest round of documents released by the Roman Catholic archdiocese here shows that an accused pedophile priest shipped from Boston to California once tried to blackmail a cardinal here.
Man accused of trying to smuggle opium in tablecloths
CHICAGO (AP) -- A man was arrested at O'Hare International Airport for allegedly smuggling opium-soaked tablecloths into the country from Thailand, authorities said.
Cardinals agree on zero tolerance for sex abusers, Philadelphia Cardinal Bevilacqua says
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As America's Roman Catholic leaders met at the end of a week dominated by unprecedented discussions on sexual abuse by priests, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia insisted they have embraced a "zero tolerance" policy for clergymen who have molested children.
U.S. to clamp down on California food stamp errors
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Friday scolded California for operating the most error-plagued food stamp program in the nation and disclosed that the state faces a likely penalty of tens of millions of dollars, the largest such sanction imposed in the history of the program.
Agassi, Sampras meet in semifinals match
HOUSTON (AP) -- Andre Agassi has played Pete Sampras 32 times in his career, and he can recall a few favorite matches.
Estes and Perez near-perfect; Rockies roll with new skipper; Johnson wins
Shawn Estes and Odalis Perez flirted with perfection, Randy Johnson remained unbeaten and the Colorado Rockies won with a new manager.
Opinions vary on what next president needs to lead NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA is searching for a new president, and there are varying opinions as to what qualities that person should have.
Capriati dropped from Fed Cup team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati wanted to get extra practice for the Fed Cup competition. Now, she'll be watching from the sidelines.
Havlat's goal sends Flyers packing
Martin Havlat didn't feel sorry for the high-priced, big-name Philadelphia Flyers.
Yankees still better than Mariners six months later
Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees picked up where they left off last October against the Seattle Mariners.
Rockies fire manager
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell was fired Friday with the team off to the worst start in club history.
Nets sneak out road win over Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal guaranteed he wouldn't have another awful performance. He was wrong.
HACKENSACK -- Glenn Witham, 68, Hackensack, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Leonard W. Lehmann
PERHAM -- Leonard William Lehmann, 44, Perham, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home.
BACKUS -- Ralph Halverson, 68, Backus, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Rev. Clyde Norrgard
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Rev. Clyde L. Norrgard, 75, Ottumwa, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Howard Dobbins, 88, Sioux City, Iowa, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at his home.
A terrifying problem
When Father Seamus Walsh meets with non-Catholic friends these days they usually steer clear of conversation about the sex abuse scandal that's rocked the Catholic church. He knows they're being polite.
The scandal - Dispatch Editorial
The Catholic church, America's largest single body of Christians, is clearly at a crossroads. How church officials and its estimated 48 million lay members go forward from this point will likely foretell the future of the church.
I noticed that they are going to start selling bonds for the airport expansion. I thought our budget was very tight. I thought the state and federal government was having trouble finding money for essential programs.
The education gap
WASHINGTON -- Last week, Oregon newspapers carried an Associated Press report that more than 4,600 taxpayers had voluntarily donated almost $700,000 of their tax refunds from the state to a newly created fund for support of public schools.
God v. us
After years of fruitless negotiations, God has been forced to take legal action against his most cherished creation: the human race. Apparently angered by countless negligent invocations of his name, the formerly all-caring Supreme Deity th
Gunsmith Pat Laib will be featured at the Wild Acres Target Shoot May 4-5. Laib specializes in Remington, Perazzi, Browning and Winchester guns, though he fits and fixes all guns.
Rare visitor to Minnesota stops in Crow Wing County
The cinnamon teal is one of three members of the teal family in North America. It normally inhabits the far western U.S. and seldom is seen east of Montana.
Early-season crappie action is just around the corner
What do you do when the ice goes out and it's still too soon to fish for walleyes? Fish for spring crappies.
Walker angler jumps out to early lead
Baseball had Mr. October -- Reggie Jackson, a hall of fame slugger famous for hitting big home runs in World Series games.
Takasaki sets PWT record for one-day catch
Imagine catching five walleyes weighing between 8 and 12 pounds. That would make a pretty good career, wouldn't it?
Cougar photographed along Minnesota River in Savage
SAVAGE (AP) -- A cougar seems to be roaming the Minnesota River valley near Savage.
Lesson is re-learned in a northern Minnesota stream
Whenever we become smug in our ability to catch fish it's inevitable we do something that puts us back in place. The best fishermen understand their quarry, know where fish will be at certain times and in what kind of mood. But they never think they know it all.
North Country calendar
Surfers work to build boards
DULUTH (AP) -- Saw in hand, Greg Isaacson set to work on an oversized hunk of polyethylene this week.
Help stop the spread of exotic species
"Exotic species" is an interesting combination of words. The word "exotic" has several meanings; foreign, striking and charmingly different, and of or relating to striptease. In today's column the definition of exotic will strictly pertain to the foreign aspect of species. Species, of course, refers to classifications of plants and animals.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - The ice is completely gone on all area lakes and the shallow channels and bays have started producing sunfish and crappies.
Beverly Whirley and Travis Loeffler
Beverly Whirley and Travis Loeffler announce their engagement.
Edgar D. and Betty Ann Peck
Edgar D. and Betty Ann Peck recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married April 23, 1977, in Little Falls.
Cassandra Britton and Donovan Jensen were married Feb. 16, 2002, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Bob Twiton officiating.
Ron Malinowski will celebrate his retirement from Potlatch with a reception beginning at 3 p.m. and music at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Mathias Park. He worked for Potlatch for 36 years.
Jennifer Bronkala and Richard Broneak
Jennifer Bronkala and Richard Broneak announce their engagement. Parents are Patty Bronkala, Brainerd, and Dick and Louann Broneak, Brainerd. A June 29 wedding is planned at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Clarence and Shirley Warner
Clarence and Shirley Warner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd.
Glenn M. and Louise Pilgrim
Glenn M. and Louise Pilgrim, Pillager, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Elks Club in Brainerd. They were married April 26, 1952, in Edgar, Wis.
Mike and Kathy Badger
Mike and Kathy Badger will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a casual dinner and dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Eagles Club. No gifts please.
Four generations recently gathered were Karleen Shereck, daughter, Aitkin; Jennifer Johnson, mother, Aitkin; Marilyn Johnson, grandmother, Aitkin; and Neva Hockerman, great-grandmother, Janesville, Wis.
Jess and Freda Ackerson
Jess and Freda Ackerson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home. They were married April 22, 1952, in Walker.
Traci Knutson and Brett McKay
Traci Knutson and Brett McKay announce their engagement. Parents are Pam and Jim Knutson, Baxter, and Mary and Richard McKay, Brainerd. A July 13 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Gary and Wanda Beimert
Gary and Wanda Beimert, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary Monday.
Alma Whitney will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. May 5 at the High Rise North Star Apartments community room. No gifts please.
Christina L. Heiling and Lucas J. Pehoski
Christina L. Heiling and Lucas J. Pehoski announce their engagement. Parents are Sharon and Gary Heiling, Lake Shore, and Julie and Anthony Pehoski, Mahtomedi. A June 1 wedding is planned at St. John's Lutheran Church in Chaska.
Shae Getty and Glenn Pifer
Shae Getty and Glenn Pifer announce their engagement.
Kent and Jean Johnson
Kent and Jean Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. May 5 at the home of their son, Kent Johnson, 1520 Highland Scenic Drive, Baxter. They were married May 10, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz.
Newman leads youthful charge in California qualifying
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Newman can almost taste his first Winston Cup victory.
Mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus on its way to Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus is expected to reach Minnesota this spring, veterinary officials said Friday.
Administration plans end run on state workers contracts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State government's chief of employee relations said he's ready to try an end run around the Legislature to preserve labor contracts with state workers that include insurance coverage for same-sex partners.
Haskins arbitration deadline extended
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The deadline for an arbitrator's decision in University of Minnesota's lawsuit to recover buyout money from former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins has been extended to May 10.
Man goes on trial Monday in killings of five in Lino Lakes
ANOKA (AP) -- Defense attorneys plan to use a mental illness defense when Lawrence Dame goes on trial for murder Monday in the beating deaths of five of his relatives at their home in Lino Lakes two years ago.
Brainerd falls to Sartell
SARTELL -- A shorthanded Brainerd Warriors tennis team lost to the Sartell Sabres 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference action Friday.
Brainerd baseball drops fourth straight
COLD SPRING -- Mike Zauhar finished 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, but the Brainerd Warriors dropped their fourth straight Central Lakes Conference baseball game 5-3 to the Rocori Spartans Friday.
No tiny accomplishment
Playing for the Brainerd Warriors was a family tradition for the six sons of Anton and Carol Veith.
Local sports shorts
The Ageless Wonders over-55 softball season, for men and women, opens May 7.
Pierz edges Gobblers in softball
AITKIN -- Kahli Hoppe was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI for the Aitkin Gobblers, but it was the Pierz Pioneers coming out on top with an 11-9 non-conference softball victory Friday.
Mighty Gulls to celebrate fifth year
While the Twins' existence in Minnesota is threatened by contraction, no such fate threatens the Brainerd Mighty Gulls.
Brincefield's bat leads to W-DC win
WADENA -- Thanks to Leland Brincefield's 3-for-4, two RBI performance, the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines beat the New York Mills Eagles 9-3 in non-conference baseball Friday.
Area events Saturday
Stock Car Racing
Pioneers finish fourth
HOLDINGFORD -- Mark Poepping of Pierz finished with a first, second and third and the Pioneers finished fourth as a team followed by Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines at the Holdingford track and field invitational Friday.
Documents show Twins discussed contraction early in 2001
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins officials had discussions with the Timberwolves about the possibility of the Twins' elimination last spring, several months ahead of baseball's failed contraction decision.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- One of Mike Tice's first vows as coach of the Minnesota Vikings was to get Randy Moss the ball more often.
McCombs says front-office shake-up was a long time coming
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings' front-office shake-up was in the works for nearly a year, owner Red McCombs said, but was delayed by what he called the unexpected departure of Dennis Green.
Want scoring? Mavs' options outnumber Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The math behind the Dallas Mavericks' 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves is simple.
Tigers nip Twins in extra inning
DETROIT (AP) -- Seth Greisinger felt like he was back home, even if the stadium didn't look familiar.
Reality is the highlight in tough military simulation game
Gamers, be warned. In Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, you'll find no well-placed health packs, no shield regenerators and no lightning cannon to mow down your foes.
Build holes your own way with SimGolf
It's not easy being a green. After spending hours crafting my ideal golfing paradise, one teed-off golfer is all it took to mess things up.
He's not recreating the Apple, but Wozniak's back
LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Behind the closed doors and darkened windows of what looks like a former furniture store, Steve Wozniak just might be proving F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong: Maybe there are second acts in American lives.
Sites to see
Compassionate Frog Dissection
Customizing products online is getting a second chance
NEW YORK (AP) -- The idea is as old as online shopping: Let people input their own preferences and measurements at a Web site, and a factory will custom-make them everything from slacks to sneakers to breakfast cereal.
Searching for a winner of a search engine?
Silently but steadily, the World Wide Web grows.
Programs can help improve pages
Do you need to buy a program to build Web pages? For the past few weeks, we've looked at the various no-cost alternatives, including Netscape Communicator and freebie Web sites like Yahoo-Geocities that incorporate page-building tools.
In 1999, a group of St. Cloud business people, investors and employees began developing StCloudMN.com, a community-based resource on the Internet with community calendar events and business directory.
Firm unveils personal computer the size of a paperback book
NEW YORK (AP) -- A little-known San Francisco company on Tuesday unveiled a personal computer that crams processor, memory, battery and storage into a package the size of a paperback novel.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning north this afternoon and tonight...
The Weather Elsewhere
Rain for parts of the East, Deep South, Plains; dry in northern Great Plains
Low pressure off of the coast of northern New England was bringing showers to parts of the East early Friday, while the Plains and West braced for unsettled weather.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Cloudy with periods of rain and snow this morning...Possibly mixed with sleet at times. Rain or snow showers this afternoon. Highs from the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Iowa state forecast
Flood watch in effect today and tonight east central and southeast...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Breezy with rain south and east. Chance of snow northwest. Highs from the 30s northwest to near 50 far southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Winter storm warning this afternoon and tonight small part of the east central...
Hitting a bump
Weather drawing by Zak Knoblauch of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
The AmeriCorps Pledge:
There will be a pancake breakfast for Adam Olson, who has been diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, at 9 a.m. May 5 at the Eagle Valley Elementary School in Clarissa. Freewill offering and a silent auction will be held. Any questions, call Missy at 828-0334.
Honduran police say Lopes swerved off road to avoid truck
LA CEIBA, Honduras (AP) -- As friends back home mourned Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, whose squeaky rhymes helped make TLC the world's best-selling female pop group in history, authorities in Honduras investigated the automobile accident that killed her and prepared to send her body home.
Palestinians kill four in attack on Israeli settlement
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian gunmen disguised as soldiers slipped into an Israeli settlement in the West Bank on Saturday and went from house to house, shooting residents in their bedrooms and killing four people, including a 5-year-old girl, the army said.
German police: School gunman sought revenge
ERFURT, Germany -- The teen-ager who gunned down 16 teachers and classmates at his former school in a furious rampage that horrified Germany was seeking revenge for being expelled after forging a doctor's note, police said Saturday.
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