VANDALISM --Gregory Huiris, Sleepy Eye, reported vandalism to heavy equipment while it was parked at the construction site on 43rd Street in Barrows.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 400.
The Little Falls Police Department reported three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on East Broadway Avenue in Little Falls.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 56, a year ago 109.
Scott and Jill (Carlson) Ferrie, Brainerd, a girl, Emma KayLynn, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, April 23, 2000. Grandparents are Rod and Sharon Carlson, Brainerd, and Don and Normie Ferrie, Cresco, Iowa.
Parnevik deals more heartache to Love
IRVING, Texas -- Jesper Parnevik wore hot pink pants, the color of Pepto-Bismol. Ultimately, it was Davis Love III who felt sick to his stomach.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday of the $800,000 Electrolux USA Championship, played on the 6,479-yard, par-72 Ironhorse course of the Legends Club of Tennessee (a-denotes amateur):
Pill shows promise for keeping alcoholics on the wagon
CHICAGO -- A drug designed to help alcoholics abstain from drinking showed promise in its first American test, according to researchers.
Report finds cancer rates declining
WASHINGTON -- Progress is being made in the war against cancer with fewer Americans getting or dying from the disease, in part because of reduced smoking and early detection, according to a new study.
Drug may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Postmenopausal women whose hot flashes are caused by the breast cancer medication tamoxifen may find some relief in a drug normally used to treat high blood pressure, researchers suggested today.
Sviggum: No veto overrides
House Speaker Steve Sviggum doesn't expect the Minnesota House to override any of Gov. Jesse Ventura's vetoes when it convenes at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Ventura uses his veto power sparingly on bills
ST. PAUL -- Legislators returning to the Capitol this week will have less work on their plate than they expected thanks to Gov. Jesse Ventura's sparing use of his veto power.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Three Burlington Northern employees will retire May 30. The retirees are Alex Paycer, with 39 years service; John Strobec, 35 years service; Bill Potter, 33 years services.
Venturas show they can fish
CRANE LAKE (AP) -- Despite a cold and rainy opener, Gov. Jesse Ventura became the first governor in nearly a decade to catch a walleye.
Staples bar fire called suspicious
STAPLES -- A fire that destroyed a Staples business early Friday morning was being called suspicious today.
Alliance names endangered properties
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota on Saturday released its annual list of properties in the state that it believes to be the most endangered.
Next year, Ventura will fish at Breezy Point
BREEZY POINT -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, fresh from a successful fishing outing on Crane Lake, is heading for Breezy Point for the 2001 Governor's Fishing Opener.
Seven members of one family hurt in crash
MORA (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after a car crash that also hurt his mother and five siblings.
Taiwan government recognizes Little Falls man who served there
LITTLE FALLS -- Fourty-two years after defending Taiwan from invading Communist Chinese forces, John Akotchik was awarded the medal of honor.
Great weather -- for hunting
It was beautiful weather for the opener -- the firearms deer opener, that is.
Births on increase in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The number of births in Minnesota in the late 1990s increased despite predictions they would fall as the state's population aged, according to Minnesota Planning.
Teacher background checks won't be expanded
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Language that would have extended background checks to nonlicensed teachers was dropped from a wide-ranging education bill lawmakers approved last week.
Twins stadium gifts going back to givers
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans who contributed their tax rebates and other money toward a new stadium for the Minnesota Twins last year can look for a refund this summer.
Most area students pass writing test
Many of the 10th-graders in the area did better than the state average in passing the state writing tests.
Wallin seeks annexation boundary line
Brainerd Mayor James Wallin Monday asked the Brainerd City Council members where they would like to see the Brainerd-Baxter boundary line drawn.
One person critically injured in Rosemount fire
ROSEMOUNT (AP) -- One person was critically injured with serious burns and at least two others were hurt after an early morning explosion today at a food waste processing plant in this Twin Cities suburb.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Doc Smedley and Olive Risser carded a low net score of 64 Friday to win the "Mixed Foursome" couples night event at Brainerd Golf and Country Club. Runners-up were John Struthers and Alicia Hulsether.
The fifth-grade math master team from Lincoln Elementary took third place out of 30 entrants in Grand Rapids recently for the Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge. Team members were Alicia Niemi, Jeff Schuety, Chris Smolke, Logan Sjolund, Jordan Stich and Heather Halverson.
New system alerts police officers to dangerous situations
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A new database that attaches warning messages to license plate numbers, vehicle types and people's names is allowing police officers to more confidently conduct traffic stops and other routine calls.
1 dead, 1 missing, 1 safe
PILLAGER -- One person is dead and one person is missing after the boat they were in capsized Saturday on the Crow Wing River near the Pillager Dam.
LF continues to work on budget balancing
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School District is still working out details from its $1.5 million in cuts to help balance the budget.
The Heartland Animal Rescue Team board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter, 1401 Danielson Road.
Graduation standards deal criticized on several fronts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state's top education official and a key lawmaker signaled Monday that the Profile of Learning deal struck last week is in jeopardy.
Missing police dog safe at home
BACKUS -- He's 15 pounds lighter with cuts, scrapes and possible coyote puncture wounds covering his body after spending a week roaming the woods in northern Minnesota.
Region 5 meeting set May 25
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Commission will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 in the Region 5 office in Staples.
Iowa man dies in Goodhue accident
GOODHUE (AP) -- An Iowa man has died in a two vehicle accident in Goodhue County.
Campion picked to lead the BCA
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Michael Campion, a longtime employee of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been appointed the agency's superintendent, Public Safety Commissioner Charlie Weaver announced Monday.
Residents air annexation concerns to city
The Brainerd City Council heard Monday from residents concerned about Brainerd's recent resolution to annex 1,500 acres north of the city.
Report of LF superintendent's evaluation delayed
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board delayed a public report of the superintendent's evaluation, intended for Monday's meeting, to June 19 instead.
Suspects in random killing were involved in murder-for-hire plot
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Two of the teen-age suspects in the random killing of a bicyclist last month were allegedly involved in a murder-for-hire plot, according to a search warrant.
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch Internet server will be out of service from 1-7 a.m. Wednesday.
Mayor Adam has a few changes in mind
A request for no school for the next several years came from the Brainerd mayor Monday night.
Bush calls for Social Security reform, but leaves details out
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush reaffirmed Monday his call for fundamental reforms in Social Security, but refused to provide details on the key elements of his plan to transform the United States' retirement program for the elderly.
Search resumes for victims in blast-devastated town
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands -- Firefighters sprayed smoldering rubble as forensic teams searched today for bodily remains two days after explosions at a fireworks warehouse killed at least 20 people and injured 601 others.
Tougher teacher training standards proposed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coalition of educators wants tougher standards for teachers' colleges seeking endorsement of their courses.
Giuliani refuses to say whether he'll quit race
NEW YORK -- So what if he has insisted that he's running for U.S. Senate and has raised $19 million in political contributions so far?
ABC Wins 12 Daytime Emmys in first round of awards
HOLLYWOOD -- ABC was the big winner in the preliminary portion of the Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming a dozen prizes overall during ceremonies Saturday, far more than any other network.
Cohen warns against Kosovo deadline
WASHINGTON -- If the Senate succeeds in imposing a deadline for the withdrawal of American peacekeeping troops from Kosovo, the NATO allies probably would follow suit and the viability of the Atlantic alliance would be called into question, Defense Secretary William Cohen said today.
Drought expected to linger in Midwest, South despite rains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite the likelihood of rain, a drought will persist into the summer in the Midwest and South as expected high temperatures cause the moisture to evaporate, the government said today in its latest drought forecast.
AARP looks to capture loyalty of baby boomers
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the AARP's biannual convention opens here Tuesday , its leadership is worried that its days as a powerhouse -- representing the elderly both in the halls of Congress and on Main Street -- could be thwarted by the indifference of baby boomers.
Clinton facing showdown in Congress on Kosovo
WASHINGTON -- This week could be a decisive one for President Clinton's policy of keeping U.S. troops in Kosovo, with showdowns likely in the Senate and House that could ultimately force withdrawal of the peacekeepers next year.
After the million moms march...
WASHINGTON -- Advocates of tighter gun control laws hope a mass turnout of mothers and families at a weekend march will spur activism that breaks the gridlock in the Republican-run Congress.
In Philippines, virus similar to ''Love Bug'' found on seized diskette
MANILA, Philippines -- A computer diskette seized from the apartment of a Filipino student who said he may have accidentally released the ''Love Bug'' computer virus contained a similar virus that apparently was written by another student, officials said today.
U.S. teachers turn to Singapore for math lessons
CHICAGO (AP) -- In professor Yoram Sagher's classroom, a dozen high school math teachers hunch over textbooks, scribbling their way through a tough geometry problem.
Bush touts free trade, links with Mexico
AUSTIN, Texas -- Shortly after he was elected governor, George W. Bush attended the inauguration of Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo. Friendship blossomed as the Texan promoted free trade and close ties.
Sierra Leone rebels free 139 U.N. personnel
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leonean rebels holding 500 U.N. peacekeepers have released 139 of their captives into Liberian custody, U.N. officials said today.
Sheriff releases 700-page official report on Columbine massacre
DENVER -- Reading like a macabre itinerary of death, the official report of the Columbine shootings charts the minute-by-minute movements of the two teen-age gunmen who launched their attack with the exhortation, ''Go! Go!'' -- then with calm dispatch killed 13 people and wounded 21 in little more than 15 minutes. One witness reported hearing a gunman shout during the shooting, ''This is what we always wanted to do. This is awesome!''
Philippine government, kidnappers exchange demands
JOLO, Philippines (AP) -- The government and Muslim guerrillas set new conditions today for the start of talks on freeing 21 hostages being held by the rebels in a southern Philippine jungle.
'Fortunate' Los Alamos residents go home
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- When Bill Starkovich heard his neighborhood had reopened, he rushed home ahead of his wife and jumped behind the lawnmower.
Court rejects law allowing rape victims to sue attackers in federal court
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court today threw out a law that let rape victims sue their attackers in federal court, saying Congress wrongly trampled on an area of state authority.
Violence breaks out despite Israeli good-will gesture
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- In the worst violence in four years, Israeli troops and Palestinian police fought fierce gun battles today, and three Palestinians were killed as protests swept across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Cast of NBC's 'Friends' agrees to come back for two more seasons -- on very friendly terms
NEW YORK -- NBC will keep its ''Friends'' for two more years, but the six actors who star in the sitcom will be getting a lot more money to hang around the coffee shop.
Relief and grief as fire evacuees get look at homes
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- It was a time of jubilation for some, of intense sorrow for others, as thousands of people driven from their neighborhoods by searing walls of flame began returning home.
Suspect in O'Hair vanishing goes on trial
AUSTIN, Texas -- Five years after they vanished along with $500,000 in gold coins, the only person ever charged in the disappearance of outspoken atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her son and daughter is going on trial in federal court.
Rural sober school stays open for now
FREEBORN (AP) -- The United South Central school board voted not to close the Sober School, an experimental high school aimed at helping recovering teen-age addicts stay sober and get back on their feet.
Industrial production leaps ahead in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industrial production posted its biggest leap in April in more than a year as the output of utilities rebounded, the Federal Reserve said today.
Consumer prices hold steady in April, energy prices post first decline in nearly year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer prices, after rising sharply for two straight months, held steady in April as energy prices posted their first decline in almost a year.
Millions more children may suffer from lead exposure, study says
BOSTON -- New research suggests that millions more children than previously thought might have lead-linked mental impairment, while another study supports a strong link between lead exposure and juvenile delinquency.
Attorneys argue whether Xerox gunman was sane during killing spree
HONOLULU -- The man accused of gunning down seven of his Xerox Corp. co-workers believed the company ''was messing with him'' and ''hated his co-workers because he thought they made him look bad,'' a prosecutor argued Monday.
Massive oil field sited in Caspian Sea off coast of Kazakhstan
A consortium of Western oil companies has found a vast petroleum reserve in the northern Caspian Sea off the coast of Kazakhstan that may well be the largest oil discovery anywhere in the world in the past 20 years, according to U.S. officials and industry sources.
Twins suffer 14-0 loss to Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins played like a team with the lowest payroll in the majors.
Devils scare Flyers in playoff opener
PHILADELPHIA -- The New Jersey Devils are starting to get scary.
Knicks find way to ward off Heat
MIAMI (AP) -- It didn't take four games for the New York Knicks to figure out the Miami Heat's defense. It just took them that long to attack it correctly.
White Sox tune up for Yankees, Indians with victory over Twins
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox, heading into a three-week period that includes games against the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, are about to find out how good they are.
Blazers hoping home is where clincher is
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The longer Jeff Hornacek postpones retirement, the more pressure will be heaped on the shoulders of the favored Portland Trail Blazers.
Jones stops Hall in 11 rounds to keep light heavyweight crown
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Jones Jr. came out swinging and Richard Hall had no answer Saturday night in their world light-heavyweight championship Saturday night.
76ers gain new life
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- All of a sudden, Philadelphia is back in the series. And once again, the Indiana Pacers are perilously close to ending Larry Bird's coaching career.
McGwire matches Mantle
Mark McGwire matched Mickey Mantle on the career home run list and Henry Rodriguez drove in seven runs. Chipper Jones homered from both sides of the plate and Andruw Jones almost hit for the cycle.
Musselman eulogized as fierce competitor
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) -- Everyone had a story about Bill Musselman, and they all painted a vivid picture of the late coach: A leather-tough, fiercely loyal man who cared even more about people than basketball.
Indiana president to decide if Knight stays
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana coach Bob Knight will learn today whether his vow to work on curbing his infamous temper will be enough to save his job.
Line drive angers Reds' hurler
HOUSTON (AP) -- A hard line drive by Jeff Bagwell grazed the arm of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ron Villone, changing his attitude for the game.
Ward helps Knicks cool Heat
NEW YORK -- Charlie Ward's son must think Daddy is some kind of scorer.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Beal
AITKIN -- Elizabeth "Betty" Beal, 83, Aitkin, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
RANDALL --Seward Wise, 92, Randall, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Donald Terrell, 80, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
PILLAGER -- Joe Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000.
LITTLE FALLS --Berniece Powell, 98, Little Falls, and formerly of Cushing, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
Rebecca L. Tate-Turner
CROSSLAKE -- Rebecca L. Tate-Turner, 47, Crosslake, and formerly of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lakeview Hospital of Stillwater.
Alvin 'Turk' Soderman
Alvin "Turk" Soderman, 55, Brainerd, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at home.
CROSSLAKE -- Allen Leslie, 86, Crosslake, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
Seward E. Wise
RANDALL --Seward Erwin Wise, 92, Randall, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Shirley E. Witt
LITTLE FALLS -- Shirley E. Witt, 73, Little Falls, and formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
ROYALTON -- Kenneth Popp, 59, Royalton, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital, of cancer.
LITTLE FALLS -- Berniece Powell, 97, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
ROYALTON --Gerald Skrock, 88, Royalton, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at St. Otto's Health Care Center of Little Falls.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas Roy Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Carolyn V. Marsolek
SOBIESKI -- Carolyn V. Marsolek, 86, Sobieski, died Saturday, May 13, at her home.
Virginia L. Anderson
AITKIN -- Virginia L. Anderson, 53, Reno, Nev., formerly of Aitkin, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at home.
Arnold Dillon, 74, Brainerd area, died Monday, May 15, 2000, at home.
Henry 'Hank' A. Harrison
LITTLE FALLS -- Henry "Hank" A. Harrison, 80, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the Veteran's Administration in St. Cloud.
ROYALTON -- Kenneth Popp, 59, Royalton, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Thomas R. Hegstad
Thomas R. Hegstad, 70, Brainerd, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Ronald E. Havenor
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Ronald Everett Havenor, 82, Las Cruces, N.M., and formerly of Emily, died May 2, 2000, at La Posada Hospice Facility of Las Cruces, N.M.
I am a sophomore attending the Brainerd Senior High. I was recently removed from my fifth hour class "American Studies." Apparently there was something "inappropriate" written on the desk in which I sit in.
Fifty years ago Washington was shaken by worries over spies in the State Department. Today the worries are back.
The following letters were written by students in Carol Jackson's sixth-grade class at Washington Middle School in Brainerd.
After the march
WASHINGTON -- As the United States woke up Monday morning from a day of stirring speeches and wrenching stories about guns and their carnage, the question at hand is this: What, if anything, did the Million Mom March achieve?
Restore the bridge to Cuba
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Los Angeles Times:
Low crime rate - Dispatch Editorial
Politicians are quick to take credit for good news and last week's announcement of a continued decline in serious crime was no exception.
Andretti paces Firestone Firehawk 500
MOTEGI, Japan -- A 24-hour rain delay at the Firestone Firehawk 500 worked in Michael Andretti's favor.
MOTEGI, Japan (AP) -- Results Sunday of the CART Firestone Firehawk 500, with starting position in parentheses, driver, country, make of car, laps completed and reason out, if any:
BROOKLYN PARK -- The Staples-Motley girls golf team continued its undefeated season Monday by placing first in the Edinburgh Invitational at the part-72 Edinburgh USA Golf Course.
Neznik sparks Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Heather Neznik knocked in the game winning run Monday to lead the the Pequot Lakes Patriots over the Sebeka Trojans in an eight inning 7-6 Park Region Conference victory.
Field of dreams:
In the 3-year history of Brainerd High School soccer the program literally has been kicked around.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
Alexandria wins boys' golf meet
LITTLE FALLS -- Five teams shot under 320 Monday in a Central Lakes Conference meet at Little Falls Country Club.
Raiders run rampant
It was a weekend to remember at Central Lakes College.
Warrior girls place 4th in golf
ST. CLOUD -- Rocori easily won a Central Lakes Conference meet Monday as the Brainerd Warriors finished fourth.
Raider baseball team qualifies for nationals
The Central Lakes College baseball team would have liked a smoother road to take on its way to New York.
High School Baseball
Little Falls splits at Pierz tourney
PIERZ -- The Little Falls Flyers were 1-1 Saturday in the Pierz Invitational beating the Staples-Motley Cardinals 5-1 and losing to the Moose Lake Rebels 3-2.
High School Baseball
CLC softball team advances to nationals
At the beginning of the spring, the first thing Heidi Rogge and her Central Lakes College teammates wanted to know was where the national tournament was being held.
S-M boys stay on track with victory
CROSBY -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys track and field team took top honors at the Crosby-Ironton Invitational Friday with 154 points.
S-M boys win on home course
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals hosted a 16 team boys golf invitational Saturday in which the Cardinals number one team placed first with a score of 323.
LF netters blank Sartell
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers won all seven matches in straight sets Monday as they beat up on Sartell 7-0 in the Central Lakes Conference.
W-DC dominates track meet
WADENA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals placed first in both the girls' and the boys' meets at the Wadena-Deer Creek Willis Invitational Monday.
Pierz rallies for 6-5 victory
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to defeat the Howard Lake-Waverly Lakers 6-5 in a Central Minnesota Conference game.
Damion LaPrairie of Brainerd won his lightweight fight against Vern Christensen of Milwaukee at the Ho-Chunk Casino at Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Friday.
Gobblers win baseball tournament
HINCKLEY -- The Aitkin Gobblers went 3-0 in the Hinckley-Finlayson Tournament over the weekend to take first place.
Pierz boys win league golf meet
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers won the final Central Minnesota Conference meet of the spring Monday with 151 strokes, six ahead of runner-up Maple Lake.
Brainerd Braves win easily
The Brainerd Braves had little trouble in a 15-0 exhibition win over the Alexandria Aces Friday.
"Mudcat" to help gulls open 2000 season
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League have secured former Minnesota Twin Jim "Mudcat" Grant as their celebrity guest on opening day Saturday, June 3.
BHS outlasts Sauk Rapids
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors and the Sauk Rapids Storm battled it out for nine innings Monday as the Warriors scored two in the top of the ninth and held on for the win.
Around the world
Amsterdam 82 53 clr
Weather drawing by Jake Caughey of Mr. Hendrickson's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Emily Thesing of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with areas of fog. Lows around 50. Light and variable wind.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 45. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
Around the world
Amsterdam 85 58 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 60 35 clr
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 64 38 cdy
Dear Heloise: Now that I am older, change is not good. So, when I get an item out of a drawer, I leave the DRAWER OPEN as a reminder to put the item back in the same place.
Repeat storyteller needs understanding from his audience
DEAR ABBY: I would like to share my thoughts regarding the 80-year-old talkaholic. This man's wife needs support. Perhaps the wife could ask for ''group support'' by inviting listeners to raise their hands so the gentleman knows they have heard his stories before and he is talking too much. He knows what he is doing and is taking unfair advantage of his audience and his age. He is not a fragile old man. He is an abuser. -- DOWN WITH NOISE POLLUTION, LONG BEACH, CALIF.
Dear Heloise: My sister, Norma, and I have sent TEA BAGS to friends and to each other in our birthday cards and letters for several years.
Names and faces
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- In remarks before a room full of doctors, veteran newsman Walter Cronkite complained that humans ''still believe the way to settle arguments is to kill each other.''
Names and faces
EATONTON, Ga. (AP) -- Wesley Snipes, who has played a federal marshal, a police officer and an FBI agent in his movies, wants to bring some real-life action to rural Georgia.
Mother's ill-timed surgery cuts into vacation plans
DEAR ABBY: I was an only child. I am 53 years old and have been married 33 years. All my life, my mother told me never to tell my maternal grandmother when our family had plans, because she would always ''get sick'' and spoil everything. For several months, my husband and I have been looking forward to a vacation in a cabin in the mountains. We have not had one mainly because of the illness and death of our son.
Washington Middle School Builders Club is hosting a community car wash from 3:15-6 p.m. Thursday behind Washington Middle School. Donations will be accepted. Donations will be designated for future school and/or community service projects.
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