Rules requiring cleaner-running large trucks, buses proposed
WASHINGTON -- In a two-pronged attack on dirty air, the Clinton administration is proposing rules that would require almost sulfur-free diesel fuel and dramatic cuts in pollution from large trucks and buses, according to administration officials.
This year features cars of a different COLOR
This year, Brenda Robert wore an orange scarf to California's biggest auto show.
GM agrees to $19 million brake settlement
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has agreed to a $19 million settlement for a class action lawsuit that alleged the company installed defective brake parts in sedans built from 1988 to 1993.
Acura offers limited (but good) options
Attention, confused car buyers. You know who you are -- the folks who hate checking the long lists of vehicle options only to find you can only get that leather interior if you pay for heated seats or some other feature you don't want.
General Motors to offer side curtain and dual-stage air bags
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. plans to offer side curtain and dual-stage air bags in many of its cars, but won't meet a deadline for introducing a system that stops passenger air bags from inflating if a child or child seat is in front of it.
Faith helps racer get back on track
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Inside Geoffrey Bodine's racing shop lies a twisted mass of metal, a reminder of how close he came to death.
Heartland Alliance Church of Baxter will have a mortgage burning service at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a fellowship dinner to follow.
Archbishop-elect Egan differs from O'Connor on unions
NEW YORK -- At the end of Cardinal John O'Connor's life, union leaders took out a full-page New York Times ad proclaiming him the ''patron saint of working people.'' Some labor activists say his successor, Bishop Edward Egan, has been hostile to unions.
Eight common symptoms can indicate teen drug abuse
QUESTION: I am suspicious that my 16-year-old son may be using some kind of illegal drugs. He's just not himself lately, and his friends are some of the weirdest guys you ever saw. Can you summarize the most common symptoms of drug abuse for me? What should I look for?
Layer potatoes, other vegetables for tasty vegetarian meal
Potato strata layers potatoes and other vegetables with eggs and cheese, and would suit many vegetarian meal plans.
Simple skillet recipe takes just 30 minutes
This simple skillet recipe will take only about 30 minutes from start to finish -- you don't need to boil the pasta ahead of time. The ingredients are cooked together in one pan, so clean-up is a snap, too.
Grill offers quick, easy meals for summer
During the warmer months of the year, we cook many of our meals on the Weber grill. From just good ol' grilled burgers to you name it, I love that smoky, grilled flavor.
THEFT -- Ruth McInnes, 500 block of Third Avenue Northeast, reported the theft of her vehicle.
BURGLARIES --Grand View Lodge reported a break-in at a storage shed on the north side of the Preserve Golf Club pro shop.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 67, a year ago 168.
School lunch menus
MONDAY -- B-Poptart, cheese slice or yogurt, juice. L-Turkey sticks, parslied potatoes, corn, turnover.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 550.
SOUTH ST. PAUL. (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a minor gas line break at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday at County Road 48 and Industrial Road in Baxter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 88, a year ago 207.
Brainerd police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 12:07 p.m. Thursday at Highway 25 and I Street.
Study: Women react better to stress
LOS ANGELES -- Women react to stress differently than men, turning to their children and seeking out friends instead of using the ''fight-or-flight'' reflex, according to a study.
Better treatment has slashed breast cancer deaths by quarter
LONDON -- Improved treatments in the last 10 years have pushed breast cancer death rates down by about 25 percent in the United States and Britain among young and middle-aged women, researchers said.
Many Americans getting more exercise at work
ATLANTA -- Future studies on exercise and fitness will take into account how much physical activity Americans get while on the job or working around the house.
FDA approves unique leukemia drug for elderly patients
WASHINGTON -- Elderly Americans with a particularly deadly leukemia won a new treatment Thursday that doctors hope could be less traumatic for their patients.
Study: Antidepressant can boost sex drive in low-libido women
CHICAGO -- Preliminary results from an industry-funded study found that an antidepressant increased sex drive in some women whose libido was distressingly low.
Loft offers living space
With a loft like this, who needs the rest of the house?
Mow your way to a major league lawn
Paul Zwaska has earned his stripes.
Baxter issues 17 building permits in March, 30 in April
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter issued 17 building permits with a total valuation of $1,351,195 in March and 30 building permits in April with a total valuation of $1,445,286.
The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association announced the following individuals as recipients of $1,000 scholarships.
HGTV to air area cabin remodeling project
MERRIFIELD -- A national audience will have an opportunity to visit a little cabin near Lake Edward.
Let columbine flowers fly in garden
Columbine flowers seem destined for flight, hovering as they do above the plants' leaves tethered to the ground by slender stalks. Even the forms of the blossoms -- petals flaring forward, then tapering to the rear in a long-pointed spur -- resembles a shooting star or fireworks. Perhaps it was this aerial quality that induced women of a century ago to dangle the freshly picked flowers, attached to thin hoops of gold, from their ears as earrings.
Timing counts in lawn care
Lawn care is similar to many of life's pursuits in that timing is everything.
Plywood types vary
Since 1905 when plywood was first developed in St. John, Ore., it has changed little. But its use in home building has changed the design and structure of homes radically.
Book highlights garden crafts
If Arts and Crafts is a term now used liberally and generously for all levels of homemade decorative items, many of the garden crafts featured in a new book by author Geraldine Rudge are worthy of William Morris.
Solution to city's backed up traffic in works -- but you'll have to wait
Help is in the plans for motorists fed up with traffic congestion in west Brainerd, but drivers beware -- it won't be arriving until 2003.
Grams leads Senate in use of mass mailings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rod Grams leads the Senate in sending mass mail to Minnesotans at taxpayer expense, according to Senate records.
Profile of Learning bill passes at sunrise
ST. PAUL -- Rather than reinvent the state's graduation standards, lawmakers approved a bill today that sticks with a slightly modified Profile of Learning.
Legislators reflect on session, veto overrides
ST. PAUL -- A few hours after adjourning the 2000 Legislature early Thursday, House and Senate leaders reflected on their work and the four votes they cast to overturn four of Gov. Jesse Ventura's vetoes.
Man pleads guilty to vandalizing church
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to spraying derogatory messages on the Korean First Baptist Church in Minneapolis last November, and the judge ordered a psychological evaluation before sentencing.
High court sets limit on reporting 'privilege'
ST. PAUL -- The state Supreme Court established a strict standard Thursday for what media accounts of public meetings are protected by the First Amendment.
BAXTER -- Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center will host its sixth annual LAPS Walk for Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Baxter City Park.
Ann Silgen has joined Central Lakes College as assistant director of development.
Red Lake Falls coach being investigated
RED LAKE FALLS (AP) -- A Red Lake Falls High School gym teacher and basketball coach is on paid leave while the district investigates allegations of verbal abuse and buying alcohol for students.
Weather forces Northwest to cancel flights
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines cancelled more than 100 flights to and from parts of the Midwest and East Coast, including Detroit and Chicago, Thursday because heavy thunderstorms and high winds.
Gov. Jesse Ventura's vetoes in the 2000 session and the Legislature's votes on veto overrides:
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Brainerd School Board bailed out a hard-pressed High School Choir by donating $7,975 to offset a last minute shortage of funds for the Choir's European concert tour next week.
A wind-whipped walk down the dock
Blue Goose launch pilot Randy Usher pulls a wagon filled with supplies along a dock on the west shore of Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison Thursday. Strong northeasterly winds produced large waves which pounded the western shore of the lake Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Governor says he's ready to 'throw the bums out'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, who had four vetoes overridden by the Legislature this week, is comparing lawmakers to members of criminal gangs.
Suspect being held in Cally Jo Larson killing
WASECA (AP) -- A man who has pleaded guilty to several home burglaries in Waseca is a prime suspect in the death of Cally Jo Larson last year, television stations reported. No charges have been filed.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned the 2000 session early this morning, after overriding four vetoes by Gov. Jesse Ventura and passing a bill to alter the Profile of Learning.
Federal agency opens investigation into alleged discrimination at high school pep rally
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating a high school pep rally that allegedly was insulting to American Indians.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Local automobile drivers may find in the near future that traffic will flow in a more orderly fashion on West Washington Street with the addition of traffic control lights.
Two families honored as foster parents of year
Foster parenting is a daunting task but one that offers sweet rewards for those who are up for the challenge.
Brainerd High School students were among the timers showing encouragement Thursday to participants in the Area 5 Special Olympics at Don Adamson Field. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce rescheduled its Breakfast with Legislators to 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 2 at the Initiative Foundation, 405 First St. S.E.
Sen. Paul Wellstone, Patty Wetterling and other officials are among the guests scheduled to attend the open house celebration for the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center from 1:45 to 5 p.m. June 2.
Pine River-Backus superintendent resigns
PINE RIVER -- Pine River-Backus Superintendent Randal Eckart resigned this week to accept a superintendent position in the Princeton School District.
Five Brainerd area law enforcement officers ran up College Drive Hill during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Thursday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Student expelled for carrying gun onto school bus
PARK RAPIDS (AP) -- A Park Rapids High School student has been expelled for a year for carrying a handgun onto a school bus.
Tip of man sucking on pacifier led police to suspect in random killing
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 16-year-old Elk River girl will collect a $30,000 reward for describing to police how the man suspected of killing Tony Basta sucked on a baby pacifier while bragging about shooting him.
Most gun injuries suicides or accidents
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Suicides and accidents cause most gun-related injuries in Minnesota, rather than assaults or murders, according to a study released today by the Minnesota Health Care Coalition on Violence.
Judge suggests minor changes in feedlot rules
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency should proceed with most of the new rules the agency has proposed for modifying feedlots, an administrative law judge recommended.
City, Baxter fail to reach annexation compromise
City officials from Baxter and Brainerd got together Wednesday to discuss a possible compromise in the annexation and boundary issues, but the two sides remain at a stalemate.
St. Cloud State, Metro State have new presidents
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities board named new presidents Wednesday for St. Cloud State University and Metropolitan State University.
Teacher background checks could still be expanded
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Nonlicensed teachers could still be subjected to background checks even though lawmakers adjourned without taking action on the issue, Rep. Matt Entenza said today.
Senate decides against Kosovo deadline
WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly decided against setting a deadline for the removal of U.S. troops in Kosovo, a move the Clinton administration said would have been a blow to U.S.-NATO relations and the hopes for peace in the Yugoslav province.
Mother and son convicted of killing wealthy landlady
NEW YORK -- A mother-and-son con team were convicted Thursday of killing elderly socialite Irene Silverman in an effort to swindle her out of her multimillion-dollar townhouse.
Trade deficit sets another record in March
WASHINGTON -- America's trade deficit widened to an all-time high of $30.2 billion in March as a record foreign oil bill overwhelmed a rebound in American exports of farm products and autos. The deficit with China narrowed slightly but the trade gap with Japan rose to its highest level this year.
New jobless claims down for second straight week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week for the second week in a row, leaving claims at a level suggesting that businesses are scrambling to find workers.
Congress takes step toward affordable prescription drugs
WASHINGTON -- Buried in a massive bill authorizing Department of Defense programs is a small but significant provision that indicates just how politically irresistible it has become for Congress to try to help people afford prescription drugs.
Study: Laughing gas may help smokers kick habit
CHICAGO -- Nitrous oxide, the laughing gas used by dentists, may help smokers kick the habit, according to the results of a preliminary study presented.
New bug attacking computers
NEW YORK -- A new computer virus, said to be both smarter and more destructive than the worldwide ''Love Bug'' plague that inspired it, has surfaced but was not spreading rapidly today, according to Internet bug watchers.
House GOP pushing repeal of telephone tax, estate tax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh from a unanimous vote to get rid of a 102-year-old telephone tax, the House Ways and Means Committee is turning its attention to Republican legislation to gradually repeal the estate tax -- a measure that has substantial Democratic support.
Suspected killer faces seven additional charges
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A man authorities say is a serial killer who preyed on prostitutes was charged Thursday with seven more murder counts.
Minneapolis DFLer Spear, others bid farewell
ST. PAUL -- Senate President Allan Spear and more than a dozen other lawmakers bid their colleagues farewell as the 2000 Legislative session drew to a close.
Higher prices fail to change Americans' gas-pumping, guzzler-driving ways
Flush with cash and armed with sport-utility vehicles, U.S. motorists are burning through lots more gasoline even though they are paying lots more at the pump, industry and government figures show.
Microbrewery owners claim half of macro prize
CHICAGO -- A couple who own a small brewery have a lot to toast each other about today as they claimed half of last week's $363 million Big Game jackpot.
Rain (and tornadoes) in Plains
OMAHA, Neb. -- Deb Bertrand couldn't see the carpet in the tornado-ravaged home through the dirt blanketing the floor. In the distance, a splintered white farmhouse appeared dark brown.
Three killed in pier collapse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rescue crews picked through tangled planks and floating debris today as authorities tried to determine why a pier supporting a new outdoor nightclub collapsed into the Delaware River.
Bill to remove South Carolina Confederate flag is before governor
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Confederate flag finally appears to be coming down from atop the Statehouse dome -- but it's not going very far.
Study links 'Gulf War illness' to shots
WASHINGTON -- A new study by British researchers suggests that there may be a link between the mysterious ''Gulf War illness'' that has plagued tens of thousands of veterans and the practice of giving troops multiple vaccinations before combat.
NRA opens convention amid heated gun debate
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The National Rifle Association opens its 129th annual convention in the crossfire of a superheated national debate about guns, constitutional rights and public safety.
Olson's lawyer says suit filed by former police officer 'defies logic'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The principals in the case of former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson continued to talk about it despite a gag order demanding their silence, this time with Olson's lawyer taking to task a former police officer for suing the one-time fugitive.
Four arrested after girl dies during therapy
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Four people were arrested after a 10-year-old girl suffocated while undergoing therapy intended to simulate birth, the sheriff's office said.
Firefighters gain ground as feds prep fire report
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- It's up to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to explain to burned-out residents how a fire ordered by the National Park Service roared out of control and left hundreds of families homeless.
Fourth liftoff try is the charm for Atlantis
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and seven astronauts blasted off today on a mission to fix the international space station, succeeding finally on their fourth launch try.
Security Council approves arms embargo against Ethiopia-Eritrea
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has banned arms shipments to Ethiopia and Eritrea in an attempt to get the warring Horn of Africa neighbors to reach a peace agreement.
Senate votes today on future of Kosovo peacekeeping mission after House has say
WASHINGTON -- The future of U.S. peacekeeping in Kosovo goes before the Senate after the House voted to end involvement in the Yugoslav province next year if Europeans don't chip in for more of the costs.
U.S. reports drop in domestic violence against women
WASHINGTON -- Years of stepped-up efforts by law enforcement, social services and women's advocates to reduce the toll of domestic violence appear to be paying off: Far fewer women are being beaten by their husbands and boyfriends, according to new data released Wednesday.
Two ex-Klansmen indicted in 1963 church bombing that killed four girls
Two former Ku Klux Klansmen who for years were suspects in the 1963 bombing of a black church in Birmingham that killed four young girls attending Sunday School surrendered to authorities Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the long-running investigation into one of the most horrific crimes of the modern civil rights era.
By big margins, key congressional committees back China trade bill
WASHINGTON -- Two influential congressional panels Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation granting permanent normal trade ties to China, giving the controversial measure new momentum as it heads for a showdown on the House floor next week.
Gunmen declare they've seized power in Fiji
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- After months of simmering ethnic tensions in Fiji, seven masked, armed men stormed parliament today and took the prime minister and his entire Cabinet hostage, saying they had seized power in the island nation.
Explosions kill at least five in southern Philippines
JOLO, Philippines (AP) -- Explosions tore through a fish market and a restaurant today, killing at least five people and wounding more than 50 in the southern Philippines near where Muslim rebels hold 21 Western and Asian hostages, police and radio reports said.
Government rejects lesser penalties for Microsoft
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department remains steadfast in its belief that Microsoft Corp. should be broken up, rejecting lesser penalties the company has proposed as being ''neither serious nor sensible'' ways to remedy a pattern of illegal, anticompetitive behavior.
Babbitt says a chain of mistakes caused Los Alamos fire
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Sitting in a dimly lit bar, watching federal officials explain the mistakes that led to a devastating wildfire, Danne DeBacker had one response: Mistakes? No kidding.
Bourque is back for Game 3
DENVER (AP) -- Eighteen days after going down with a knee injury, Colorado Avalanche star defenseman Ray Bourque will return for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals with the Dallas Stars.
Twins show power
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- One day made all the difference for the Minnesota Twins.
The field for Saturday's 125th Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:
Baffert's whimsical ways to beat Fusaichi Pegasus
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Bob Baffert has the problem of how to beat Fusaichi Pegasus in the Preakness all figured out.
NCAA: 'U' showed lack of control, monitoring in athletic programs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota expects to respond before the July 12 deadline to an official NCAA inquiry into allegations of academic fraud in the men's basketball program.
Flyers say there's no Meadowlands jinx against Devils
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When the bus carrying the Philadelphia Flyers pulls into the Meadowlands, it might be interesting to read their thoughts.
Heat is on, lead series 3-2
MIAMI (AP) -- Shortly before the Miami Heat's biggest game this season, coach Pat Riley admitted he's weary of the rivalry with the New York Knicks.
Wild to use Parade Ice Garden as practice facility
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild announced Wednesday that the team will use Minneapolis' Parade Ice Garden as its practice facility, under an agreement reached with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Mariners sink Twins, sweep series
SEATTLE (AP) -- The only player to overshadow John Halama was Rickey Henderson, who wasn't even at the ballpark.
Kangas joins MSU coaching staff
MOORHEAD -- Dina Kangas has been named head softball and assistant women's basketball coach at Moorhead State University.
Calm returns to 'Friendly Confines'
Think of Wrigley Field, and the image of a cozy little ballpark comes to mind.
Fusaichi Pegasus gets taste of Pimlico
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A few days before the Wood Memorial, trainer Neil Drysdale stood by his barn at Aqueduct looking over the pedigree of Fusaichi Pegasus.
LITTLE FALLS -- Rose Knopik, 85, Little Falls, died today, Thursday, May 18, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Rose Knopik, 85, Little Falls, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
PIERZ -- Clara Copa, 90, Pierz, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Mildred Larson, 92, Little Falls, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
LITTLE FALLS -- Robert Kay, 66, Little Falls, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in Maple Grove.
Darrell L. Sanderson
LITTLE FALLS -- Darrell Leroy Sanderson, 50, Little Falls, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Larry Knight, 60, Willmar, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, in Willmar.
BACKUS -- Robert Bean, 70, Backus, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the St. Louis Park Plaza in St. Louis Park.
Mathilda L. Crocker
Mathilda L. Crocker, 89, Brainerd, died today, Friday, May 19, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
Joseph S. Rice
PILLAGER -- Joseph Samuel Rice, 32, Pillager, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, in Cass County.
Eleanor 'Elly' Peterson
STAPLES --Eleanor "Elly" Peterson, 70, Staples, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Tri-County Hospital of Wadena.
George Virgil Berczyk
REMER -- George Virgil Berczyk, 72, Remer, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
Dorothy Imgrund, 72, Brainerd, died today, Friday, May 19, 2000, at her home.
BACKUS -- Robert Bean, 70, Backus, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the St. Louis Park Plaza in St. Louis Park.
Ronald O. Edstrom
DEERWOOD -- Ronald O. Edstrom, 58, Deerwood, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.
LITTLE FALLS --Darrell Sanderson, 50, Little Falls, died today, Thursday, May 17, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Margaret M. (Begg) Huston
WINTER, Wis. -- Margaret M. (Begg) Huston, 86, Winter, Wis., formerly of Nisswa, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wis.
Arnold Dillon, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at his home.
Joseph 'Jim' Hoheisel
PIERZ -- Joseph "Jim" Hoheisel, 87, Pierz, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at his home.
PIERZ -- Clara Copa, 90, Pierz, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Don't step back on global warming
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
Release the report - Dispatch Editorial
If laws were always crystal clear there would be no need for judges or appellate courts. That's why judges have the final say in interpreting laws in our country.
No trust - Dispatch Editorial
Gov. Jesse Ventura took strenuous objection to a recent, scathing column by St. Paul Pioneer Press Associate Editorial Page Editor Steven Dornfeld that decried Ventura's perception of himself as being something more than an ordinary politician.
Today they held the Million Mom March against gun violence. This is another liberal try at terminating our Second Amendment rights and I'll bet that every burglar, mugger or convenience store robber is down on their knees praying that they are successful.
Foster parents make a difference
Their worlds are falling apart, yet they refuse to give up. The people they expect to give them unconditional love have hurt them, the place they've called home is no longer theirs, the trust they placed in adults is ebbing. Yet they won't abandon their dreams.
Colombia is bleeding
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
I would like to publicly thank the Lands and Forestry Advisory Committee for voting to classify our tax-forfeited county land as "closed to OHV travel unless posted open". Hopefully our county commissioners will realize that this classification is the on
Rx for votes
WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) -- Brian Schweitzer is a farmer, not a pharmacist. Yet strangers call him every day to complain about their ailments and the pills they take.
John W. Hinckley's future
WASHINGTON -- Out across the Anacostia River, in a sanitarium far removed from the business of the nation's capital, is where John W. Hinckley Jr. has been living in exile for almost 18 years. In June 1982, Hinckley was acquitted by a District of Columbia jury even though he almost killed President Reagan, put press secretary James Brady in a wheelchair for life and seriously wounded a police officer and a Secret Service agent.
Emil and Jennie Bush will celebrate their 60th anniversary today. They were married May 19, 1940, in Brainerd.
Petite female teen is tough enough for Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sarah Fisher is determined not to let anyone push her around. All 5-foot-2 of her.
Raiders enjoy learning experience
SEVERN, MD. -- Even though the Central Lakes College Raiders softball team lost both of its games Thursday, the learning experience of a national tournament trip is almost indescribable.
Local sports shorts
Central Lakes College in Brainerd will be the site of a free, two-hour volleyball clinic June 13.
High School Baseball
Gobbler boys capture fourth
ONAMIA -- The Aitkin Gobblers boys' golf team, led by Tom Paulbeck's 90, took fourth place at a Great River Conference meet at Izaty's on Tuesday.
Aitkin beats Onamia 15-5 in baseball
AITKIN -- Dan Sandberg led off the fifth inning with a single and Dusty Finlayson hit a two-run homer to end the game as the Aitkin Gobblers defeated the Onamia Panthers 15-5 in Great River Conference baseball Thursday.
Area events Today
High School Baseball
Raiders lose twice in nationals
SEVERN, MD. -- If the Central Lakes College softball team played like it did at the end of the regular season and in the Region 13 tournament, Raiders coach Dennis Eastman knows his team could compete at the national level.
Local sports shorts
The University of Minnesota men's rowing team will be in Brainerd on Saturday for practice and to provide opportunities for area residents to try the sport.
Brainerd netters end CLC season in loss
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors tennis team ended its Central Lakes Conference season Thursday with a 6-1 loss to the Willmar Cardinals.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Chris Macy is making up for lost ground.
Geiger NCC Player of the Year
MANKATO -- Minnesota State University, Mankato, senior catcher/third baseman Scott Geiger of Pierz was named North Central Conference baseball player of the year Thursday.
Track teams with depth excel in True Team format
Minnesota State High School League track and field meets reward teams that have a few standout individuals since only the top six or eight placers score team points.
Aitkin netters end regular season with win
Aitkin -- The Aitkin Gobblers ended the regular season by defeating the Mora Mustangs 5-2 Thursday in boys tennis.
Warrior girls golfers place 4th in Alex
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors placed fourth in a Central Lakes Conference girls' golf meet Thursday with a score of 178.
Brainerd ends softball regular season with loss
COLD SPRING -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team ended the regular season Thursday with a 12-5 loss to the Rocori Spartans in Central Lakes conference play.
W-DC sweeps Park Rapids in area softball
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines split a doubleheader with Park Rapids Panthers Thursday.
Detroit Lakes wins Md-State track title
PARK RAPIDS -- The Detroit Lakes Lakers won the boys' and girls' divisions of the Mid-State Conference track and field meet Thursday.
Baseball team hopes to keep on rolling
The 2000 season has been like a five-course meal for the Central Lakes College Raiders baseball team.
Special Olympics track meet held in Brainerd
The Area 5 Special Olympics track and field meet was conducted Thursday at Brainerd High School.
Gaviglio wins two medals in girls' golf
MENAHGA -- Crosby-Ironton girls' golfer Amy Gaviglio held off third-ranked Dana Hasselberg and Pequot Lakes's Liz Meschke to win medalist honors at the Menahga Invitational Thursday.
Johnson, Sasse tame Ruttgers
BAY LAKE --Micah Johnson and Logan Sasse, of the Pine River-Backus boys' golf team, were co-medalists with rounds of 80 at the Mid-Minnesota Conference Championship meet at Ruttgers Thursday.
Annual Garrison art show, sale set May 28
GARRISON -- The eighth annual Garrison Invitational Art Show and Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Garrison VFW Pavilion and grounds.
'Gladiator' provides rush of sensory pleasure from the start
Film director Ridley Scott has created another blockbuster with "Gladiator," an epic adventure as thick with bloodletting and political intrigue as any action movie fan could want.
Authors: We're probably alone in universe
Isn't it remarkable that the characters in ''Star Trek'' and similar outer space science fiction always seem to find Earthlike planets with humanoid occupants?
'The X-Files' will be back
HOLLYWOOD -- ''The X-Files'' will go on, with or without David Duchovny.
Students from Lowell, Lincoln, Harrison schools visit state Capitol for Arts Education Day
Earlier this spring, students from Brainerd's Lowell, Lincoln and Harrison elementary schools participated in the 18th annual Arts Education Day at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Beauty's death isn't pretty in 'Easy Prey'
A Minneapolis model's mysterious murder provides another case for that city's Deputy Police Chief Lucas Davenport in ''Easy Prey,'' the 11th in John Sandford's popular ''Prey'' series of mysteries.
Rippleside choirs, band to give spring concert Tuesday
AITKIN -- The Rippleside Elementary School choirs and band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Aitkin High School Auditorium.
Think-Off finalists chosen
NEW YORK MILLS --The finalists are selected and ready to take each other on for the title of America's Greatest Thinker.
Singer to donate CD proceeds to United Way
The female singer you hear in Mall of America and Children's Hospitals commercials is collaborating with United Way in the release of her debut CD, "2 Sides to Every Sky."
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
A couple of area students are making news at the state's Arts High School in Golden Valley.
Punk band with defiant image to play in Brainerd
A punk band with attitude -- "we perform under near riot conditions," its Web site says -- is coming to the Blue Ox Bar for a three-night stay, starting Monday.
Minnesota author to speak at Brainerd library
Faith Sullivan, well-known Minnesota author, will launch a summerlong series of programs at the Brainerd Public Library at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
'Millionaire' has answers to ABC's scheduling questions
NEW YORK -- ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire,'' ''Millionaire.'' Is there anything else you'd like to know about ABC's new fall schedule?
Fine Arts Student of the Week
Katie Schmidt's name was called by the Art Department teachers several times during the recent Brainerd High School Fine Arts Banquet, where she won Outstanding Student and a $250 scholarship for her artistic achievements.
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Duluth, Superior artists to open studios
DULUTH -- Taking a page from a popular Minneapolis event, visual artists in Duluth and Superior, Wis., are opening their studios to the public this weekend for the second annual Art Studio Tour.
Piano students perform
Piano students of Helen C. Anderson of Bridge of Harmony Studios gave a recital earlier this month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
BHS Choirs to present annual spring pop concert
Members of the Brainerd High School Vocal Music Department will present their annual Spring Pop Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Washington Middle School's Tornstrom Auditorium.
'Gladiator' muscles out competition again at theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Roman epic ''Gladiator'' ruled the box-office arena for a second straight weekend, taking in $24.6 million and pushing its total gross to $73.6 million in 10 days of release.
For week of May 18-24; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Rock band with Indian roots to host CD release party at Mille Lacs casino
Indigenous, a blues-infused rock band with American Indian roots, will wing into the area this weekend for a one-night stand at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
New book sheds different light on Kenneth Star
A new book shows Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr in what many would consider a new light.
Nisswa Historic Depot, Pioneer Village to open
NISSWA -- The museum complex on Main Street, Nisswa, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 27-29.
'Dinosaur' full of dazzling special effects, action
With an understated hero and none of the song-and-dance numbers you might expect from an animated Disney film, ''Dinosaur'' offers dazzling special effects and action that's packed with a good right hook.
Auditions set for 'Little Shop of Horrors' in LF
LITTLE FALLS --"Little Shop of Horrors," the quirky musical revolving around a big-hearted little man searching for love, a man-eating plant searching for food, and a ditzy but lovable woman searching for Somewhere That's Green, has been chosen as the Hole-in-the-Day Players' 2000 summer musical.
Around the world
Amsterdam 59 50 rn
Tonight...Clear. Lows near 40. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
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Albany,N.Y. 71 56 rn
Weather drawing by Michael Shanks of Ms. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Frost advisory tonight...
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Amsterdam 57 49 cdy
Out in the rain
Weather drawing by Amy Leikvoll of Mrs. Swanson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 73 46 .95 cdy
Storms drop hail, cause flooding
Residents were assessing damage today and some farmers faced having to replant as heavy thunderstorms that rumbled across southern Minnesota dumped large hail and caused flooding.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Clayton Haglin and Mark Anderson, 134; Jim Alger and Marv Falk, 131; Bill Black and Ray Norrgard, 130.5; and Sandy Chase and Gordon Becker, 127.5. East-West: Bruce Eastman and Patrick Spradlin, 137.5; Bud and Jean Forsberg, 136; Tom and Carol Vind, 126; and Marcella Jensen and Joyce Roemer, 111.
Names and faces
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's governor says a photographer's sexually graphic slide show had no place in a state-owned art museum.
Wife objects to husband who mixes business with affection
DEAR ABBY: My husband is a CEO of a large company. He does business with many other companies and travels all over the country. We are both 65 years old.
Program allows vets to speak across generations
DEAR ABBY: I am asking that you get the word out to veterans across the country and encourage them to start a Veterans in the Classroom program in their local schools. We started the program described below after a history teacher called for help in teaching her students what the war was really like. These are stories that cannot be found in history books.
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