Range Rover is SUV that stands above trends
Even with dozens of sport utility vehicles now on the market, there's still something unmistakable about a Range Rover.
Pontiac Sunfire starting to show age
Pontiac's least expensive model has been ''freshened'' for 2000 -- given a nose job and a new stick shift, both of which help, but don't completely mask its advancing age.
Richard Schlinger of Brainerd owns something similar to what the Los Angeles Police Department used in the early 1970s.
Forget what you heard before
WASHINGTON -- Most children 14 and under killed in alcohol-related crashes are passengers in automobiles driven by inebriated drivers, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The hatchback is back
They're back! Or, maybe -- depending on your perspective -- they were never really gone.
Ford recalls some 1997-2000 Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 628,703 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from model years 1997 to 2000 because of concerns of loosely bolted trailer hitches on the sport utility vehicles.
National Day of Prayer
The 48th annual National Day of Prayer brought together about 110 people in front of the Bataan Memorial, next to the Crow Wing County Courthouse, during Thursday's lunch hour.
Dad can play peacemaker for strong-willed daughter, mom
QUESTION: My teen daughter, Cynthia, and I have incredible fights sometimes. No one has ever gotten to me in quite the way she can. We actually yell at each other when these battles are going on. How unusual is that kind of conflict between mothers and daughters? And is there hope for us?
Survey: Most religion news addressed politics, not faith
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National media coverage of religion doubled during the 1990s, but most of it addressed political issues rather than faith, spirituality or theology, a study says.
Diocesan scandal leaves parishioners baffled, hurt, angry and without school
LAKEPORT, Calif. -- Hanging in the front office of Holy Family Elementary School, a polished brass plaque reads: ''First Catholic school in Lake County. Congratulations! Nov. 11, 1998.''
Good parents, great parents
Consider with me a few thoughts concerning the role of a family -- primarily moms and dads.
St. Blaine's Guild will meet 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 of the church; St
Try this rub, then sizzle steaks on the grill
Last weekend I tried a recipe on the grill for sirloin steak that could become a favorite way to sear up a sizzling steak on the Weber.
Serve Honey Custard French Toast for tasty family breakfast or brunch
A family breakfast or brunch is a relaxed time to savor at weekends, a time to cook up something rather special.
Mother-daughter project: Try making hearty chicken soup
"Mothers and Daughters at Home'' (Simon & Schuster, $24) by Charlotte Lyons is subtitled ''35 projects to make together.''
Spaghetti Pie still satisfies
Spaghetti Pie must be one of the regulars on the calorie-laden covered-dish circuit. How then to explain the recipe's appearance in the May issue of Cooking Light?
Brainerd police reported one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Northeast and G Street Northeast.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 500.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 44, a year ago 92.
THEFT -- Kevin Callander, Fifty Lakes, reported the theft of a Spray-Tech paint sprayer, valued at $965, from his garage sometime in the last month.
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
LAWLER -- The Aitkin County Sheriff's Department reported 13-year-old Marlin Vickstrom, rural Lawler, died Thursday after he fell from his family's vehicle.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 600.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 77, a year ago 71.
Stankowski beats wind
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The first day of the Compaq Classic was a breeze for Paul Stankowski.
Younger Nicklaus finally following in father's famous footsteps
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When is golf toughest for Jack Nicklaus? When he's watching the second-best golfer in the family struggle.
Drugmaker warns of deaths linked to breast cancer drug
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pharmaceutical maker Genentech Inc. has warned doctors that the breast cancer drug Herceptin is linked to 15 deaths and 47 other adverse reactions in patients.
Thalidomide again draws FDA fire, this time over promotion as cancer fighter
WASHINGTON -- The drug thalidomide has once again run afoul of the Food and Drug Administration, this time over the unapproved promotion of the medication as a cancer fighter.
WASHINGTON -- Many doctors are failing to adequately treat patients with high blood pressure because they still believe the top number in a person's blood pressure reading is less important than the lower figure, the National Institutes of Health says.
Many people are setting up home offices for their own businesses these days, while countless others are doing so to have a place to bring extra work home from the office.
Find your dream house at the bookstore
Your dream house may begin on paper, at the bookstore:
Tips for buyers
1. Shop early and often. Ask when the shop puts out new merchandise.
Baxter woman paints murals on walls of her home
BAXTER --Combine regular house paint with imagination and talent and the result may be whimsical scenes and murals that transform interior walls.
Stay totally tuned in
So you weren't home for ''A Prairie Home Companion'' last weekend? You miss Jon Miller's baseball broadcasts? You'd like to ''return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear''? What's a radio fan to do?
Tips to help flush toilet
Question: My toilet suddenly started acting up. I either have to hold down the handle for 3 seconds before it flushes or snap it really quick to flush. Otherwise too little water flows to flush. What can I do?
Janie Lapka from RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty of Brainerd recently received her broker's license after passing the broker's test and attending 40 hours of the broker's course in St. Paul.
Here's why sweet potatoes aren't yams
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. (AP) -- One thing about sweet potatoes: Purists don't call them yams, terming it a widespread misnomer. Another thing: They're very good for you. And third: Certain varieties grow easily in the North.
Baxter annexes 10 acres owned by Smith, owner of Lewie's RV
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council on Wednesday annexed 10 acres of land owned by Lewis Smith, owner of Lewie's RV, north of Baxter.
Ventura promotes state tourism in Chicago
CHICAGO -- The three-ring media circus that is Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura rumbled into town as the former actor, wrestler and Navy SEAL took on the role of tourism promoter for his state.
Bovine clones to appear at Minnesota Zoo
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- Visitors to the Minnesota Zoo this summer might want to look twice at ''Gene'' the bull.
Ventura trip to Mexico to focus on agriculture, technology
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota leaders will try to expand an already growing presence in Mexico with a five-day trade trip this fall led by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Budget surplus agreement reached
ST. PAUL -- With four working days left in the session, House and Senate leaders finally agreed on an overall budget number and generally how it should be carved up.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The possibility of separate incidents of arson is being probed in fires which destroyed a pig barn and gutted five units at a motel early this morning. Damage in those two fires totaled an estimated $80,000.
Jury finds Owatonna man guilty of murder
OWATONNA (AP) -- A prosecutor argued Charles Whitney Slabaugh be taken into immediate custody and sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison after a Steele County jury found him guilty of killing his wife and setting fire to the couple's home.
Olson's lawyer to abandon case
LOS ANGELES -- A noted attorney, who has represented former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson since her arrest, left the case because of illness Thursday and will be replaced by another nationally renowned defense lawyer.
Former Crookston athletic director pleads innocent to theft
CROOKSTON (AP) -- The former athletic director at the University of Minnesota-Crookston has pleaded innocent to stealing concession funds.
Judge dismisses light rail lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County District Court judge today dismissed a lawsuit filed by lawmakers against Gov. Jesse Ventura over a $548 million light rail project in Minneapolis.
Two honors were omitted from the list of Brainerd High School cheerleading awards in Tuesday's edition of The Dispatch. Carrie VanSickle was co-most valuable for junior varsity basketball and Kelsey Haff shared the coaches award in junior varsity football.
Ex-Wolves, Gophers coach dies
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Bill Musselman, the first coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died early today from heart and kidney failure related to a liver disease, a Mayo Clinic spokesman said. He was 59.
New resident gets wildfire welcome to Baxter
BAXTER -- Randy Ahern's housewarming was anything but a good time.
Spring twirl on a tire swing
Jacki Smith (left) and Brittany Fyock spent a summer-like Thursday night twirling on a tire swing at Garfield Elementary School. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Area child abuse prevention agencies in Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties and organizations representing six other area counties received $92,734 in funds raised through CellularOne's "Santa Clause" promotion and "Radiothon to End Child Abuse," the annual December fund-raiser organized by WJJY/K101, Brainerd; KIKV, Alexandria; and KB101, Bemidji.
Rural housing shortage leaves migrant workers homeless
WILLMAR (AP) -- A group of migrant workers unable to find affordable housing has spent nearly a week sleeping in a parking lot.
St. Paul charter school hosting Clinton was first in nation
ST. PAUL -- President Clinton, on a tour to promote his education agenda, visited the nation's first charter school today and said Minnesota has struck the right balance with its charter schools.
Board chair Sluss cites challenges county faces
It could have sounded like a campaign declaration, but Crow Wing County Chairman Terry Sluss said he was not ready to make that announcement one way or the other yet.
Computer bug strikes Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- A computer virus that spreads by e-mail reached Minnesota today, infecting computers in state government, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and at least one news organization.
Firefighters contain fire near BWCA
COOK (AP) -- Sooty, smoky mop-up work awaited crews today, after firefighters contained a wildfire that burned more than 1,000 acres just west of a vulnerable blow-down area in the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Wildfires destroy homes, approach Boundary Waters blowdown area today
Firefighters resumed their attack today on wildfires around Minnesota, including one that burned near a vulnerable blowdown area in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but foresters said they didn't expect the flames to reach the popular wilderness area.
Ventura is big winner in budget agreement
ST. PAUL -- Now that legislative leaders have reached an agreement that splits the budget surplus three ways, conference committees begin their work with a sense of urgency.
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department is requesting help in locating a missing Japanese foreign exchange student.
E-mail threat sent to House members
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State police said today they won't arrest a man who sent threatening e-mail messages to some members of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Parents and teachers of the Brainerd School District voiced opposition to a proposal for a voluntary pilot Kindergarten class which would meet all day, every day, next year.
Moorhead man convicted in baby sitter's death
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A jury convicted Michael Gianakos early today in the 1997 killing of a baby sitter from Fargo, N.D.
Nasty 'love bug' sabotages computers
Several area businesses and home computer users have been struck with the so-called "computer love bug," the aggressive self-propagating computer virus that spread little love around offices Thursday.
State to study Brainerd, Baxter annexation dispute
Brainerd's and Baxter's dispute over annexation of land east of Highway 371 is on its way to Minnesota Planning.
Kidnapper caught after woman left notes
FARGO, N.D. -- Desperate notes scrawled on a bathroom wall and a paper towel helped authorities find a Minnesota woman and her son who were allegedly forced by the woman's former boyfriend to go with him to Canada.
House sends public safety bill back
Happenings Thursday at the Minnesota Capitol:
Lakes area lawmakers back deal
Area lawmakers unanimously supported the budget deal reached Wednesday on how to divvy up $525 million that's available for permanent tax cuts and spending.
New heartbreak at Columbine: Students reeling from basketball star's suicide
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) -- A star member of the Columbine High School basketball team who witnessed last year's shooting rampage committed suicide, hanging himself at his home.
Government proposes overhaul of air bag safety standards
WASHINGTON -- Children and small women will be better protected from inflating air bags, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater says of an overhaul of the federal government's air bag standards.
FCC says Time Warner violated rules in dropping ABC
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators say they will take appropriate enforcement action against Time Warner for dropping ABC signals in seven cities during the television industry's May ''sweeps'' period.
Mom sues Burger King over tot's Poke Ball death
LOS ANGELES -- The mother of a toddler who was suffocated by a promotional Pokemon toy from Burger King filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the fast-food chain, the toymaker and a safety-testing company Thursday in Los Angeles.
Guerrillas launch second day of rocket attacks in Israel1
KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel -- Children playing soccer and adults buying bread scattered in panic today as Lebanese guerrillas fired rockets for a second day at this Israeli border city, where people had just emerged from a night in the bomb shelters.
Massive CBS-Viacom deal gets approval of government
WASHINGTON -- With final government approval in hand, CBS and Viacom are speeding toward completion of a massive merger that positions them to become a powerhouse in the radio, TV and film worlds.
Democrats sue House majority whip DeLay
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in years, House Democrats are running their re-election campaigns without the help of Newt Gingrich, the sharp-edged partisan Republican whose provocative, conservative views galvanized their political base.
Cardinal O'Connor, strong ally of pope, dies
NEW YORK -- During 16 years at the helm of the nation's most prominent Catholic pulpit, Cardinal John O'Connor inspired a flock of millions by preaching compassion, helping the poor and fighting a brave public battle against the brain tumor that would kill him.
London, Frankfurt stock exchanges merge into giant
PARIS -- The London and Frankfurt stock exchanges announced Wednesday they would merge, creating an international trading powerhouse nearly half the market size of the New York Stock Exchange.
Albright castigates staff for security slips
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright angrily reprimanded her headquarters staff and the entire U.S. diplomatic corps Wednesday for a recent rash of security scandals, but some staff members countered that Albright's top aides are partly to blame.
Bush on defensive over charge that he's too chummy with NRA
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- George W. Bush was forced Thursday to defend himself against charges that he would be in the pocket of the National Rifle Association, and declared that ''I'll make the decisions as to what goes on in the White House. I'll make it clear what my positions are.''
Greenspan warns banks against complacency
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned banks today that they must not become overconfident in deciding how to manage risks, especially where it concerns their participation in new types of financial activities.
Guilty pleas arranged in 6-year-old's school shooting death
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Three men accused of possessing stolen guns, including the one a first-grade boy allegedly used to shoot a classmate, have agreed to plead guilty to federal firearms charges, authorities say.
Productivity increases at 2.4 percent rate in first three months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' productivity, a key measure of future prosperity, rose at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the first three months of this year, a sharp slowdown from the previous quarter, the government reported today.
U.N. peacekeepers seized in Sierra Leone
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan is rounding up African leaders to exert pressure on Sierra Leone rebels to release at least 92 U.N. peacekeepers and civilians they have taken hostage over several days of clashes. At the same time, Annan said Thursday the United Nations was seeking to mobilize a rapid-reaction force to move into Sierra Leone to reinforce the 8,700-member U.N. mission that has come under attack by rebels of the Revolutionary United Front. The United States, Britain and France have been approached, but so far none have committed any troops or logistical help, Annan said. Britain and the United States both ruled out any ground troops on Thursday. ''Ideally one would want to see a rapid-reaction force go in to assist,'' Annan said. ''But this can only happen if those with capacity are prepared to offer.'' The U.N. peacekeeping force for Sierra Leone was dispatched in January to oversee a cease-fire and peace agreement to end an eight-year civil war in which the rebels killed thousands and tortured and maimed tens of thousands more. Beginning Monday, RUF rebels began seizing U.N. staff in three towns -- Makeni and Magburaka in central Sierra Leone and Kailahun in the east -- just as a Nigerian-led regional intervention force was pulling its last troops out of the country. The initial clashes began after the United Nations refused to hand over 10 rebel fighters who had come to a U.N. disarmament center to turn in their weapons. Rebel leader Foday Sankoh denied Thursday that his troops were holding any U.N. hostages. The United Nations on Thursday scaled down its estimated death toll of seven peacekeepers killed to four missing and presumed dead, spokeswoman Marie Okabe said. They were believed to be from the Kenyan battalion. At least 92 U.N. peacekeepers, unarmed observers and civilians have been detained since Monday, including a 23-man contingent of Indian peacekeepers that was surrounded Thursday by RUF rebels in Kuiva, near Kailahun, Okabe said. Annan said he had spoken with the leaders of Nigeria, Mali, Liberia, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Togo and Libya, hoping they could use their influence with Sankoh to persuade him to call an end to the attacks. The Security Council again condemned the attacks on the U.N. mission.
FDA approves first device to aid female sexual problems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of advances in helping male impotence, women with sexual problems are getting a new therapy: The government has approved the first medical device to help women achieve orgasm, by pumping blood into the clitoris.
Demonstrators had blocked Navy bombing range on island
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- Federal agents in riot gear today peacefully removed protesters, including two U.S. lawmakers, from the gates of a U.S. Navy bombing range that demonstrators had blocked for more than a year.
White House proposes monitoring plan to boost China trade bill hopes
WASHINGTON -- The heated debate over normalizing U.S. economic ties with China took a sharp turn Wednesday as U.S. officials embraced extraordinary new measures to monitor China's behavior on trade, an approach that advocates say could ultimately win passage of the measure.
Leftist outsider is London's first elected mayor
LONDON -- Leftist ''Red Ken'' Livingstone became London's first elected mayor today, exploiting his popular image as a cheeky outsider by capitalizing on Prime Minister Tony Blair's efforts to thwart his candidacy.
Movie Hercules Steve Reeves dies at 74
Steve Reeves, the Mr. Universe who won a film role as the mythical strongman Hercules and became one of the world's top box office draws of the 1950s, has died.
Former White House lawyer denies coverup in e-mail issue
WASHINGTON -- Former White House counsel Charles F.C. Ruff acknowledged Thursday that he failed to pursue an e-mail breakdown vigorously enough to insure compliance with subpoenas covering the messages, but he emphatically denied there was a coverup.
Beating, torture of suspects are widespread in China , report says
BEIJING -- A dozen years after China signed the U.N. Convention Against Torture, beating and torture of criminal suspects remains a widespread problem, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.
Marine band vocalist has sung for his last president
WASHINGTON -- Don Quixote wore a suit of rusty armor, but he'll don the scarlet-and-blue dress uniform of the U.S. Marines when Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ryan does his farewell performance after 30 years entertaining seven presidents and more than 2,000 public concerts.
Couples steal show at Academy of Country Music Awards
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- With Shania Twain and Garth Brooks no-shows at the Academy of Country Music Awards, attention turned to two pairs of country sweethearts.
Jobless rate falls to 3.9 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The surging economy pushed the nation's unemployment rate down to a three-decade low of 3.9 percent in April as 340,000 workers found jobs. The jobless rates for blacks and Hispanics plunged to record monthly lows.
Emissaries say 21 Philippine hostages alive
JOLO, Philippines -- All 21 hostages kidnapped by Muslim rebels from a diving resort were alive and being held in a single location outside a military encirclement, sources close to the negotiators said today.
Public optimism on personal finances holds steady as market wobbles
WASHINGTON -- Like many Americans, retired dentist Norman Alpher feels the economy is going strong these days and he expects the good times to last a while. Almost nine of 10 Americans in an Associated Press poll say their finances are better or the same as a year ago.
Sonics tie series with Jazz
SEATTLE (AP) -- For a team led by grizzled veterans with so much playoff experience, the Utah Jazz lost their composure like a bunch of rookies.
Familiar refrain: Minnesota needs to get bigger
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite no first-round draft picks and very little amenities to offer free agents, the Minnesota Timberwolves believe they can find that big man they so desperately need.
Lynx start second season with nearly all new faces
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The second-year Minnesota Lynx will have at least one thing in common with last season's team -- a whole lot of new faces.
Drivers moving to faster class at NCMS
Several racers at North Central Motor Speedway, which opens its 42nd season on Saturday night, have moved up to the next faster class over the years.
Riley, Heat try again against Knicks
MIAMI (AP) -- Ask Pat Riley if the Miami Heat are determined to beat the New York Knicks, and he looks at the floor.
Lukas shooting for Derby win No. 5
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- When you've won four Kentucky Derbys like D. Wayne Lukas has, you have every reason to beam with confidence.
Citizen Khannouchi is forced to skip marathon
NEW YORK -- His Olympic marathon ambitions squelched by injuries, a saddened Khalid Khannouchi now will direct his attention to making the U.S. team at 10,000 meters.
Tigers beat Twins in 11th inning
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Bob Melvin thinks the Detroit Tigers are on to something.
Martinez suspended five games
BOSTON (AP) -- Frank Robinson may prove to be Pedro Martinez's toughest opponent yet.
Flyers win in 5 OT periods
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Philadelphia Flyers needed 2 1/2 games to get one victory.
Twins pull out win in 10th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins were having trouble protecting leads. They didn't have to after their final at-bat.
Miller paces Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Playoff heroics are nothing new for Reggie Miller. This year, they came earlier than usual.
Rose: 'I'm treated like a leper'
Pete Rose, angry that baseball won't let him attend anniversary celebrations for the 1975 Cincinnati Reds and 1980 Philadelphia Phillies, feels like Charlie Leper, not Charlie Hustle.
Dream comes true for Drury
DETROIT (AP) -- Growing up in Connecticut, playing hockey with his brothers on a frozen pond near their house, Chris Drury had fantasies of scoring the winning goal in overtime of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Frisky Fusaichi Pegasus is made 9-5 Derby favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With the 12th selection in the post position draw, Neil Drysdale tried to find a safe place for his frisky favorite in the $1 million Kentucky Derby.
Stuart A. Patterson
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --Stuart Alexander Patterson, 85, Fort Collins, Colo., died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home.
LONGVILLE -- Isabel Gjervik, 94, Longville, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village of Pine River.
Joanne T. Hayes
Joanne T. Hayes, 70, Brainerd, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS --Regina Fleming, 89, Little Falls, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Carl R. Gustafson
PEQUOT LAKES -- Carl R. Gustafson, 83, Pequot Lakes, died Feb. 21, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz.
Judie K. Mull
Judie K. Mull, 59, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Gary Moran, 51, a resident of Crow Wing Lake, formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, of heart failure at his lake home.
Harold H. Nygaard
Harold H. Nygaard, 91, Brainerd, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home.
PINE RIVER -- Gilman Homme, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Country Care Home in Pequot Lakes.
Anthony 'Tony' Medek
PIERZ -- Anthony "Tony" Medek, 83, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Bertha I. Davis
MONTICELLO -- Bertha I. Davis, 85, Monticello, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Monticello Nursing Home.
Anthony 'Tony' Domiano
AITKIN -- Anthony "Tony" Domiano, 86, Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Bertha I. Davis
Bertha I. Davis, 86, Brainerd, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Monticello.
Project Censored 2000 has proclaimed 25 news stories as the best written, most under-reported news articles of 1999. The mass media had ignored the stories.
It's all relative
As someone who has lots of ''Miami relatives,'' I was perplexed last week to see these two words go down in history with a new and pejorative meaning.
Lebanon's authority at stake
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
It seems to me all this fighting and arguing between our cities is just dividing us more and more. Maybe Baxter should annex Brainerd and we can call this the Baxter lakes area. No I have a better idea, the Unorganized area should annex Baxter and Brainerd and we can call it the Disorganized lakes area.
Low-income housing needs should be recognized
The problems faced by the residents of the Lakeview Mobile Home Park demonstrate in a very visible way what many residents of the Brainerd area face on a regular basis in their search for adequate low-income housing. The shortage of affordable housing is profound. Prospective residents may spend between 8 to 12 months on a waiting list for Section 8 housing, which as of 4/24/00 numbered 389. Actions reducing the number of housing units serving primarily low income people, such as the closing of the Lakeview Mobile Home Park, adds to an already crowded pool of people seeking low-income housing.
Get it done- Dispatch Editorial
Gov. Jesse Ventura's penchant for plain talk has gotten him into trouble on occasion, but he hit the nail on the head in this week's message to lawmakers: "Get it done."
A new arts group - Dispatch Editoirial
This summer won't be much of a vacation for people immersed in an outgrowth of the Blandin Community Investment Partnership. Members of the Blandin Cultural Arts Steering Committee will try to turn months and months of discussion into concrete action.
Pierz girls place 4th
KIMBALL -- Amber Sitzman shot an 84 Thursday and led the Pierz Pioneers to a fourth-place finish in the Kimball Invitational in girls golf.
All-Century baseball team to be honored
Among them is a pitcher enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y.
Warriors topple Sartell
SARTELL -- Chris Macy was 3-for-5 with three RBI and one run scored Thursday to lead the Brainerd Warriors baseball team to a 11-7 Central Lakes Conference win over the Sartell Sabres.
Local sports shorts
Phil Markert of Lake Shore won the 220-pound class in the over 50 age category at the Zumbro Valley Open Powerlifting Championships on Saturday.
Pequot's Meschke tops Park Rapids field
PARK RAPIDS -- Liz Meschke of Pequot Lakes shot a 37 on the front nine and earned medalist honors in the Park Rapids girls' golf invitational with a 18-hole score of 81 Wednesday.
High School Baseball
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Justin Heitkamp is regarded by his golf coach, Tom Younghans, as an unassuming young man, one who doesn't seek the limelight.
Bohn shows he's on road to recovery
Tennis is a hard enough sport but add playing with mono and it might be the hardest.
House overcomes broken foot to help Warriors
NISSWA -- As in life, golf has handicaps.
Rangers take a doubleheader from Staple-Motley
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers swept the Staples-Motley Cardinals by scores of 7-6 and 7-3 in a Mid State Conference doubleheader Thursday in area high school baseball.
PR-B boys golfers win
BAY LAKE -- Logan Sasse shot a round of 38 to help the Pine River-Backus Tigers claim first place with team score of 206 in a Mid-Minn East boys' golf meet Thursday at Ruttger's.
Cardinals win S-M Invitational
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley boys track team won nine individual events and two relays to claim first place at the Staples-Motley Invitational Thursday.
Raiders bounce back with sweep
Sometimes it is Central Lakes College softball coach Dennis Eastman's job to jump start his team's offense when it stalls.
Warrior girls still looking for offense
The Brainerd Warriors softball team's hitting problems continued Thursday in a 2-0 loss to Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell.
High School Baseball
Bethany sweeps Raiders in softball
MANKATO -- The Bethany Lutheran softball team of Mankato swept a South Division doubleheader from the Central Lakes College Raiders on Wednesday.
Warrior JV netters lose to LF
The Brainerd Warriors junior varsity tennis team lost 6-2 to the Little Falls Flyers Thursday.
Boxer turns himself in on dogfighting and assault charges
ELK RIVER (AP) -- St. Paul flyweight boxer Will Grigsby turned himself in on charges of felony dogfighting and domestic assault, according to a television report.
S-M sweeps C-I
STAPLES -- Thanks to solid pitching by Amanda Noska and Sarah Berg, the Staples-Motley Cardinals swept the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a Mid State Conference doubleheader Thursday in area girls softball.
Walker artist to open show at Matthies Gallery
The Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery is featuring a Walker artist during May and June.
Winners in CLC photo contest announced
Top winners in the 33rd annual photo contest at Central Lake College went to Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd; Heidi Envall, Pine River; and Gary Fitch, Brainerd.
True Love Waits
Wanted: Teens facing the complexities of approaching adulthood. In other words, all teens.
CLC auditions for summer improvisational revue set
Central Lakes College Theatre has announced auditions for "Mosquitoes Tore at My Flesh, or How I Spent My Brainerd Summer Vacation," a summer improvisational revue.
Piano students to play Wednesday at Franklin school
The piano students of Sue Kavanaugh, Jillian Cave and Katie Lykins will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Franklin Junior High School auditorium.
Guthrie season wraps up with Irish play
MINNEAPOLIS -- In keeping with its Irish ties, the Guthrie Theater is wrapping up its current season with a classy production of Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars."
Lakes Area Concert Association memberships open for next season
The Lakes Area Concert Association is using its final performance this season to promote "early bird" membership sales for its next season, which opens Oct. 19 with Moscow Nights.
'Where the Heart Is' boasts gentle entertainment with feel-good themes
In keeping with a popular Hollywood theme, "Where the Heart Is" gives us another reason to believe in the power of women, who stand 10 feet tall in their close encounters with life.
Crosby-Ironton Mass Band Concert slated Tuesday
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton 5-12 Band Department will host its annual Mass Band Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Woock Gym.
CLC Community Band to entertain on Sunday
The Central Lakes College Community Band will be in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Hospice helps protect patients from too much intrusive care
DEAR ABBY: Thank you for reprinting ''Let Me Go'' and discussing the durable power of attorney for health care. The state of Ohio has recently enacted a do-not-resuscitate comfort-care law that further protects patients who wish to be ''protected'' from ''heroic measures.'' I hope other states are doing the same. However, this still may not be enough.
Two Roche sisters to give concert in Nisswa
NISSWA -- Suzzy and Maggie Roche will make their Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Nisswa Community Center.
Porwall's works on display at city hall
Encore Art is presenting a display of artwork by Kathy Porwall at Brainerd City Hall.
This summer, Hollywood rides a time machine
The summer of 2000 may not make movie history, but there will be plenty of history covered over the long season, beginning Friday with a return to ancient Rome.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
Anderson's piano students to give recital Sunday
Piano students of Helen C. Anderson, Bridge of Harmony Studios, will give a recital at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Guthrie Theater hopes for new home
MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Guthrie Theater and its legions have their way, the company's 2004 on-stage season will open in sparkling new digs along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
'M' involves mayhem, murder and mystery
''In a time when art was prisoner to ideas and ideology, M undertook a single-handed and single-minded exploration of what it was to see the reality of things and people.''
The Beach Boys are coming to Moondance Jam 2000, sweetening the outdoor festival's classic rock and roll lineup that already includes Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
'Art touches the child's soul and allows the child to create from his or her innermost being.'
The creative arts will take center stage next week at Lincoln Elementary School in Brainerd.
Science fiction thriller 'Frequency' full of warm fuzzies
"Frequency" pushes the pleasure button as a sci-fi thriller, aided and abetted by its loveable characters, high production values and pull-the-heartstring tale about time travel.
For week of May 4-10; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Community theatre auditions for 'Oliver' set
STAPLES -- Lamplighter Community Theatre auditions for "Oliver" will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
Around the world
Amsterdam 74 48 cdy
Around the world
Amsterdam 60 49 cdy
Weather drawing by Sara Parsons of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows near 60. South wind 10 to 20 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 74 57 cdy
Get ready to fish
Weather drawing by Whitney Joyce of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms late. Lows around 55. South wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 68 50 cdy
For Mother's Day, offer gift of healthier life
DEAR ABBY: Another holiday is approaching, and the same old question is echoing across the country: What to buy for Mother's Day? The ''usual'' gifts, such as flowers, Sunday brunch and a card, are nice. Yet these gifts are common. Let me suggest another option: the gift of a healthier life.
Names and faces
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- When his St. Louis Rams misbehaved, coach Dick Vermeil knew just how to deal with it. He threatened to tell their wives.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Taco salad or tacos, soft pretzel, corn, pineapple chunks.
North-South: Sandy Chase and Gordon Becker, 109; Clayton
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