What's the prescription for marker traders' anxieties?
BOSTON -- The Dow is falling and voices are rising at Adams, Harkness and Hill. Equity trading director Ben Marsh is shouting ''At 20 7/8, I'm a buyer!'' across the trading room floor.
Hunt Technologies in search of partner? Stay tuned
Analyst ratings: When 'buy' means 'hold' and 'sell' means you're too late
NEW YORK -- With just one word -- buy, sell or hold -- a Wall Street analyst can change a company's fortune.
Economic complacency precedes inflation
NEW YORK (AP) -- While the Federal Reserve has few clear signs of success in its yearlong attempt to slow the economy from a dash to a comfortable trot, it may at least be routing complacency.
Q: I worked overseas for five years doing business-skills training in Russia. I had to return to the United States because I contracted tuberculosis and couldn't get adequate medical care and follow-up there. My 10-month treatment has been a success, and I am healthy now.
United Way thinks local to get more results
LOS ANGELES -- The United Way is changing the way it does business, putting more money into communities and small projects that are calculated to improve people's day-to-day lives.
Barnes & Noble to buy Funco
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble Inc. has agreed to buy electronic games retailer Funco Inc. for $161.5 million in cash, ending a bidding war for the Eden Prairie-based company.
ConAgra exec pushes food giant into overdrive
OMAHA, Neb. -- Only three months after he became CEO of ConAgra Inc., Bruce Rohde faced a crisis.
Room to grow
AITKIN -- In October of 1999, Aitkin Iron Works began looking to the future.
State's exports grew slightly in 1999
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Figures released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development show that manufactured exports grew 1 percent in 1999, to $9.2 billion.
Computers, telecommunication companies projected to thrive this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The strong performance of information technology companies should keep the U.S. economy steaming ahead this year, the Commerce Department predicted Tuesday in its annual forecast of winners and losers in American business.
Cheryal Lee Hills, Mid-Minnesota Builders Association, was recently selected as executive officer of the year for leadership at the Builder Association of Minnesota convention.
CDs and bonds looking better
NEW YORK -- With stock market volatility and higher interest rates, fixed-income investments such as bank certificates of deposit and bonds are starting to look more attractive to some investors.
Bjerkness, Charles A. and Kari L.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center-Crosby
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
Meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at city hall.
W-DC golf team takes Blueberry Pines
MENAHGA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' golf team cruised to an eight stroke win Thursday at Blueberry Pines in Menahga.
Davies and Turner tied
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- With the iron shots Laura Davies is hitting, she has little need for her driver.
Pierz girls take golf meet
KIMBALL -- Amber Sitzman of Pierz earned medalist honors with a round of 40 Friday and the Pioneer girls team finished first with a score of 184 in a Central Minnesota Conference meet on Friday.
Pequot Lakes golfer is medalist at Fergus invite
FERGUS FALLS -- Jackie Heslop of Pequot Lakes garnered medalist honors with a round of 78 Friday at the Fergus Falls Invitational.
Franco, McCallister share Compaq Classic lead
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With a spectacular 7-under-par run in a span of six holes, McCallister latched onto a share of the lead after the second round of the Compaq Classic.
Lundstrom closes strong for first-round lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- David Lundstrom never has trouble identifying the major weakness of his golf game. Fixing his poor putting is another matter.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Risk factors affecting teen health
Although teens are adopting better health habits in some areas, key risk behaviors such as marijuana and tobacco use are on the rise.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Child in need
I recently went to interview two brothers to be enrolled in Kinship Partners. I left their home saddened by what I encountered.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
The tipping point in the war on teen smoking
An enormous public health campaign is being waged to prevent teens from smoking.
Mouth clicks: Trying to eat responsibly
Trying to eat responsibly and willing to spend time at your computer in order to do it? The Department of Agriculture has a new Web site for you.
MnSCU names interim executive director
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An interim executive director was appointed Friday to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board of trustees.
Clinton stops for lunch in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- President Clinton found a little Southern cooking in Minneapolis.
Prostate cancer victims find help
Reflecting on a full life of 78 years, Bud Burton has many stories to share.
This was Brainerd
May 7 -- 80 years ago (1920) -- All arrangements have been perfected for the opening of Lum Park on Friday evening with a big dance. All who have seen this beautiful spot will agree there is no finer in Northern Minnesota.
Pets of the Week
Annie is a 1-year-old tan and white female dog. She has been spayed. She likes to play and is good with children.
NSP: Lack of nuclear waste storage site threatens Monticello plant
MONTICELLO (AP) -- If the nuclear industry and government can't find new ways to store radioactive waste by 2003, Northern States Power Co. says it may not renew the operational license for its Monticello nuclear plant.
Student-behavior tracking, MnSCU salaries covered by new laws
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Juvenile justice workers will have more access to student behavior records under a bill Gov. Jesse Ventura signed Friday.
Former security guard sentenced to 20 years for attempted killing of boss
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former security guard was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison for shooting his ex-boss.
Legislature looks toward end of session
ST. PAUL -- A three-way budget agreement in hand, lawmakers head into a whirlwind week that may be the last of the session.
Minneapolis library has plan to stop Internet porn use
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minneapolis Public Library, under pressure from the public, its staff and city leaders, is attempting to stop patrons from using its library computers to view pornography on the Internet.
Six longtime educators to retire from CLC
This will be the last graduation for six retiring Central Lakes College employees with 151 years of combined service to higher education in Minnesota.
82-year-old volunteer serves as friend, mentor to Dilworth children
DILWORTH (AP) -- Four days a week, 82-year-old Margaret Severson helps Dilworth first-graders master the alphabet and learn to count, generously rewarding them with praise and soft, warm hugs.
Wenzel says passage of K-12 aid bill will help area schools
Increased state aid to Brainerd and other schools facing financial shortfalls should be a first priority for funds from the budget surplus, Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, said last week as negotiations to wrap up the Minnesota legislative session continued.
Tax cut, budget plans outlined
Examples of vehicle registration fees for five years under the current structure and under a proposal outlined by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Governor gearing up for fishing opener
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said Friday he's hoping for a big day during the governor's fishing opener on Crane Lake, saying his guide told him the walleyes will probably be biting.
Community mystified by latest Columbine tragedy
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Five Columbine High basketball players gathered on a home patio court to shoot hoops as they struggled to grasp why their close friend and teammate committed suicide.
Justice Department conducting criminal probe in former CIA director case
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is conducting a new criminal investigation of whether former CIA director John Deutch violated the law in mishandling secrets on his home computer, officials say.
IRA says it will soon begin disarming
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army announced Saturday it will soon begin disarming -- a hugely significant and long-awaited breakthrough in the effort to revive the Northern Ireland peace process.
President hopes to cut listeria outbreaks
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton announced steps Saturday to reduce outbreaks of a deadly foodborne pathogen, including a requirement that processors systematically test their plants for the listeria bacterium.
Philippine troops find headless bodies
TALIPAO, Philippines -- Philippine troops found two headless bodies Saturday near the former stronghold of a group of Muslim rebels, indicating the rebels were telling the truth when they claimed to have beheaded two hostages, an official said.
Mourners say farewell to Cardinal O'Connor
NEW YORK -- During his 16 years in New York, Cardinal John O'Connor was at the altar in St. Patrick's Cathedral for an assortment of funerals and memorial services: for city heroes, for New York Yankee great Joe DiMaggio, for the victims of TWA Flight 800 and Swissair Flight 111.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The millions of lottery players who lined up at convenience stores, drove across state lines and joined office pools for a shot at instant riches in the $230 million Big Game jackpot will have yet another chance to do it all again.
U.N. response to Sierra Leone crisis may determine its future in Africa
UNITED NATIONS -- For the United Nations, there is more at stake in its handling of the current crisis in Sierra Leone than the freedom of peacekeepers being detained there by rebels.
Planetary alignment arrives with a big yawn
LOS ANGELES -- The sun, the moon and five of the planets marched right into perfect formation, just as the doomsday prophets had said they would. But the world didn't end.
Asian nations agree to currency plan
CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Thirteen Asian nations agreed Saturday to support each other's currencies to contain any future economic crisis like the one that devastated the region in 1997 and 1998.
NFL Hall of Famer establishes foundation in daughter's name
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- On a family trip to Florida, Tracey Biletnikoff told her father she planned to break up with her boyfriend. He was too stifling, she said, calling all the time and complaining when he couldn't track her down.
Johnson shows heat on mound and plate
On the mound, Randy Johnson showed off his 100 mph heat. At the plate, he got pretty steamed, too.
Return to reality
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The real Los Angeles Lakers returned to form, and the upset-minded Sacramento Kings never stood a chance.
Second game with catcher's interference plays factor asTwins lose
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An umpire told rookie catcher Matt LeCroy he might get more calls if he scooted up some, and he was absolutely right.
This Kentucky Derby could be a Woide-Open affair
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If anything is more abundant than bourbon and tobacco in Kentucky it is the optimism that exudes from those with horses entered in Saturday's 126th Kentucky Derby.
Tyson makes it clear he wants Lennox Lewis
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mike Tyson toweled his head off and then shook a finger to make his point. The only thing missing in the steamy gym was Lennox Lewis to receive it.
Underwood taking small steps
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Sprawled across a navy blue sofa, Dimitrius Underwood doesn't have a care in the world.
Blazers mourn death of Musselman
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- They sat listless in the front rows of the Rose Garden, grudgingly rising to go through a halfhearted practice. Their coach did all he could to fight back tears.
Forsberg's goal helps Colorado Avalanche oust Detroit Red Wings
DENVER (AP) -- So much for depth perception.
Utah advances in NBA playoffs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- When Utah won convincingly in the first two games against Seattle, it seemed no stretch to think the Jazz would make short work of the SuperSonics.
National sports briefs
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Sophomore Schea Cotton, who led Alabama in scoring during his only season there, will enter the NBA draft.
Shaquille O'Neal needs title that's not MVP
LOS ANGELES -- The chant has been the same for a couple of months now.
So much to think about at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- So much to think about, so little time.
A look at the NBA second round
Matchups in the second round of the NBA playoffs:
Rangers overcome eight-run deficit
A five-run deficit meant nothing to Texas. And an eight-run lead wasn't good enough for Oakland.
Lenora A. Doble
VADNAIS HEIGHTS -- Lenora A. Schroeder Pearson Doble, 80, Vadnais Heights, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.
PINE RIVER --Gilman Homme, 90, Pine River, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Country Care Home in Pequot Lakes.
Loving thy neighbor's lawn
Abortion - Dispatch Editorial
Want to cast a pall on a discussion among friends? Bring up the topic of abortion. No other nationwide issue has been as divisive and as emotional over a long period of time as that topic.
I am disappointed that the local book book store recently closed. It was a place where kids could sit and read. It was one of my favorite stores.
Life without Regis
WASHINGTON--It's as close to a national emergency as you can get in the post-Cold War world: Regis blackout.
North Country Calendar
1-31 -- Arbor Month
Ever-present dandelion has many virtues
Before I see my rosy-cheeked Mariah, her cheery voice sounds. "Mom, mom -- I've got something for you," she says as she rushes into my office. Proudly she thrusts toward my face a collection of short-stemmed dandelions clutched tightly in her 6-year-old hand.
Casie Schackman and Chad Tighe announce their engagement. Parents are Tracy Schackman, Walker, and Tom Schackman, LaPorte, and Carol Tighe and Gary Tighe, both of Owatonna. A May 20 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Tracy Shaw and Rick Wallin announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Judy Shaw, Pillager, and Charles and Gloria Benzie, Pillager, and Dale Wallin, Pequot Lakes. A June 17 wedding is planned at Christ Community Church of Nisswa.
Heidi Buck and Dale Plasek announce their engagement. Parents are Rollin and Linda Buck, Brainerd, and John and Margaret Plasek, Hinckley. A spring wedding is planned.
Richard and Eileen Leino will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Wednesday. They were married in 1975.
Sarah Moser and Jamie Rubel announce their engagement. Parents are Mary and Larry Moser, Pequot Lakes, and Teri and Ken Rubel, Staples. An Aug. 12 wedding is planned at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Katy Caughey and Dana Blume announce their engagement. Parents are Bruce and Rosanne Caughey, Fort Ripley, and Dale and Debbie Blume, Norcross. A July 8 wedding is planned at St. Mathias Catholic Church near Fort Ripley.
Kyla Kelly and Blaine Joerger announce their engagement. Parents are Mark and Kathy Kelly, Staples, and Joe and Cindy Joerger, and Sue Joerger, all of Staples. A June 10 wedding is planned in Staples.
Chaycie Jo Aylward and Jason Jerome Kramer announce their engagement.
Cindi Zeien and Ronald Cartwright announce their engagement.
Lori Sher-rod and Craig Petersen announce their engagement.
Tana Solarz and Jesse Johnson announce their engagement.
Heather Fortune and Severin Neumann announce their engagement. Parents are Karl and Wanda Fortune, Kodiak, Alaska, and Tate and Arlean Neumann, Pequot Lakes. A May 26 wedding is planned at the Tate and Arlean Neumann residence.
Alice Knapper and Kevin Timm were married April 17, 2000, at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church of Golden Valley with the Rev. Cliff Kessen, Tigerton, Wis., and the Rev. Tim Thorstenson, Minneapolis, officiating.
Larry and Suzanne Sundquist recently celebrated their 40th anniversary at their home.
Laura Ann Lovsted and Gary Lee Olson were married March 25, 2000, at Chapel of the Fountain, Las Vegas, Nev., with Philip York officiating.
Rusty Wallace wins pole for Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Even after blowing the doors off every one that preceded him in qualifying, Mike Skinner knew the sky was moving Rusty Wallace's way.
In the second game of a doubleheader sweep of North Hennepin Thursday, Central Lakes College freshman Becki Wagner swung at a pitch which was as high as her shoulders.
Local sports briefs
Fort Ripley smelt fry Friday
Patriots softball team also defeats Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots collected 12 hits Friday en route to a 16-0 Park Region Conference victory over the Pine River-Backus Tigers.
Brainerd records win in weekend baseball tourney
The Brainerd Warriors baseball team took a vacation this weekend.
Coach enjoys competing in Brainerd invitational
A win or a loss was not the most important thing on the mind of Minneapolis Patrick Henry coach Dave Wicker Friday night.
Brainerd tennis team falls to Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals won two out of three doubles matches to edge the Brainerd Warriors 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference action on Friday.
Pitching leads PL Patriots over Tigers
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mike Langer pitched a complete game and struck out four batters Friday to help the Pequot Lakes Patriots defeat the Pine River-Backus Tigers 9-0 in Park Region Conference play.
Take me out to the ball game
Becki Wagner (center) of the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team bit her thumb after a teammate was thrown out at second base during the Raiders' first game in a doubleheader against North Community College on Thursday.
Stopping cybersnoops with physics
Researchers are reporting encouraging progress in experiments to develop an unbreakable computer code that harnesses the unpredictable realm of quantum physics.
Increase in fraud in online auctions attracting attention
As online auctions have soared, so has the fraud. While Web site safeguards vary, consumers can reduce their risks by following some basic guidelines.
Appleworks 6 proves to be a major upgrade
Apple's long-awaited update to the popular Appleworks productivity suite has arrived, and one thing is certain: This is a major upgrade.
Microsoft, EA Sports step up to the plate
Hey slugger, ready to hit the digital diamond?
Home users facing security fears
In the last few months, as cable and DSL modems have spread, I've been hearing from increasing numbers of readers who are concerned about the security of their computers.
E-mail virus carried what may be clues to its origin
The maker of what is perhaps the most destructive computer virus ever left clues within that seem almost too helpful. Buried in the code of the ''LOVELETTER'' are e-mail addresses and the name of a city: Manila, the Philippines.
Six of top 10 highest paid chief executives head computer firms
NEW YORK (AP) -- Six of the nation's 10 highest paid chief executives work for high-tech firms, according to Forbes magazine.
Cameras move everyday photography into the digital age
If you've ever wanted to say goodbye to photo finishers who lose your film, print pictures with pale-green skin tones, or scratch your negatives, now is the time.
Get ready for opener
Weather drawing by Ryan Salfer in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Record heat hits state
Summer-like heat sent the thermometer soaring in Minnesota on Friday, with some cities setting records.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 79 61 cdy, Albuquerque 89 57 clr, Amarillo 83 57 clr
Clouds, thunderstorms expected
A frontal system hovering over the Great Lakes and New England on Saturday was expected to bring showers, thunderstorms and possible wind gusts over 40 mph to the area.
Today -- Partly sunny. Highs upper 70s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north around 10 mph.
The 2000 tax-filing season is complete and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following RSVP/AARP Volunteer Tax Aides for their untiring efforts and assistance to the many persons seeking help with their federal and state tax forms.
Teens with good information make good choices about sex
DEAR ABBY: I'd like to comment on a letter you reprinted from a mother who taught her 13-year-old daughter about sex, sexually transmitted diseases and the various forms of birth control. As a result, perhaps she helped her daughter prevent an unwanted pregnancy or disease. Your response was that ''every daughter should have a mother like you!''
Florence Rebekah Lodge No. 111 recently met for a social meeting with an Easter party and program. Eva Young, secretary of the lodge for 17 years, was recognized and honored for her many years of dedicated service to the lodge.
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