Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter was honored to be one of 100 schools throughout the United States to receive $5,000 from the Target Corp. as part of the Take Charge of Education Program.
DEAR ABBY: On Sept. 10, 2001, my husband and I flew to Las Vegas for a three-day mini-vacation. Then 9/11 happened. Along with millions of other American citizens, any plans we had were changed.
HINTS FROM HELOISE
Dear Heloise: In response to the reader who wrote about service technicians being late for scheduled appointments with customers, I would like to comment from the business side:
DEAR ABBY: A few days ago, while walking down our stairs holding my infant son, "Carl," in one arm and a cordless phone in my other hand, I tripped over our cat and fell down 14 hardwood stairs. I dropped the phone and cradled my baby close to my body.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 131, a year ago 155.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimated receipts: 300. Last Monday: 649. Year Ago Monday: 315. Friday actual: 490.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at Brainerd Medical Center Friday.
Three killed in accidents
ONAMIA -- Three people were killed in two area accidents Saturday.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the Highway 371 and Business Highway 371 intersection, the State Patrol reported.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Wilson cracks top 10 at Nationals
SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Melanie Wilson of the Central Lakes College Raiders women's golf team shot a first-round 8-over-par 80 to tie for ninth place in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III tournament Monday.
Warrior golfers 2nd
SARTELL -- George Fortier of Little Falls claimed medalist honors with a round of 74 and Charlie Mahady of Brainerd finished second with a 76 in a Central Lakes Conference meet on Monday.
Area girls golfers eye more honors
The Brainerd lakes area not only boasts renowned golf courses but also topflight high school girls' golf teams that play on them.
Price wins Colonial for first title in four years
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- When Nick Price won the Colonial in 1994, he was one of the world's top golfers.
Woods wins title
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) -- Tiger Woods won his third Deutsche Bank-SAP Open title in four years, making an 8-foot par on the 72nd hole to get into a playoff and beating Colin Montgomerie on the third extra hole with another par.
Moodie follows Sorenstam's path to victory
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Janice Moodie not only tries to imitate Annika Sorenstam, she's even thinking like the Swedish star.
Experts recommend doctors stick with tamoxifen for early stage breast cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doctors should stick with the estrogen-blocker tamoxifen, the standard for two decades, rather than switching to newer drugs for women with early stage breast cancer, an expert panel recommends.
Study: Millions don't need yearly prostate screenings
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Many older men with low readings in a blood test for prostate cancer now given annually may be able to safely have the screenings less often, a change that could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Ovary removal may prevent breast cancer in women with gene defect
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Women likely to get breast cancer because of a genetic defect may lower their risk substantially by having their ovaries removed, two studies show.
Obesity threatens health gains of Americans over 50, report says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans over 50 are living longer, smoking less and developing fewer disabilities than their predecessors, but increasing obesity could cancel the health gains, an AARP report says.
Nature Vision granted loan
The Brainerd City Council Monday by a 6-1 vote approved a $62,500 loan to Nature Vision to help the business move into the former Cimarron Printing building on Northwest Fourth Street.
Suspensions spur T-shirt protest by two ninth-graders
Two ninth-graders at Mississippi Horizons school in Brainerd were asked this morning to each remove their T-shirt, which was worn in protest of the suspension of 40 students Friday.
About 40 students suspended
About 40 Mississippi Horizons students were suspended Friday after writing comments viewed as harassment about a student in a pass-around journal.
Bill Blum defends his accusations against Gary Scheeler
Bill Blum is defending his statement that Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler's involvement in the relocation of lawn equipment dealer is a conflict of interest.
Sviggum glad money saved for schools
House Speaker Steve Sviggum hopes the 2002 Legislature is remembered as much for what didn't happen as for what did.
Rising deer population burdens Lake Shore
LAKE SHORE -- This city on the northwest shore of Gull Lake grew by 25 people between 1990 and 2000. But the population of another resident has grown more and has city officials wondering how to curb it.
This was Brainerd
MAY 20 - 30 years ago (1972) - He will miss the students most of all. After 39 years of teaching Social Studies that is what W.H. "Wally" Engbretson's chief regret over his retirement which will become effective at the end of the school year.
Four ducks swam in the direction of the mist over Gilbert Lake this morning. The fall-like temperatures created the mist. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
This was Brainerd
MAY 21 - 30 years ago (1972) - Fred Casey, assistant county attorney, has been named speaker for the annual Memorial Day program to be held at Evergreen Cemetery.
Authorities still investigating report of smoke bomb in mailbox of city council member Gary Scheeler
Local and federal authorities are still investigating the report of a non-lethal smoke bomb found in Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler's mailbox Friday.
After session, Howes announces re-election bid
Rep. Larry Howes, R-Walker, waited until the House adjourned before announcing his intent to run for re-election Monday on the theory that it's best to finish the task at hand before asking voters to send him back to St. Paul.
Nagorski wins DFL endorsement
WALKER -- Stan Nagorski, in his first bid for political office, won the DFL endorsement for Senate District 4 Sunday at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School.
A name was misspelled in a Page 5A obituary Sunday for Donald E. "Donnie" Lybeck.
The Pequot Lakes Historical Society will open its museum depicting life in the 1940s and 1950s. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
HALL OF FAME
Don Samuelson had a busy day Monday.
At Potlatch picnic, a farewell walk
Doug and Pat Bjorklund of Brainerd walked away from the Potlatch farewell picnic at Loren Thompson Park in Baxter Saturday. Doug Bjorklund had worked at the mill for 36 years before it was closed down Friday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Council agrees to EAW
An Environmental Assessment Worksheet for a property on Wise Road will be done, despite a unanimous recommendation from a city committee against it.
Samuelson offers views on session
With the 2002 Minnesota legislative session turning a bit contentious and with neither the House nor the Senate budging, Senate President Don Samuelson said today it was time to "get out of Dodge and go home."
Scheeler denies secret Wal-Mart meeting
Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler Monday again defended himself against accusations that he met secretly with Wal-Mart about locating a superstore in Brainerd.
Services were listed incorrectly in an obituary for Marcie Broman on Page 5A Sunday. Services will be 1 p.m. May 28 at the United Methodist Church in Aitkin.
It's still a dream-come-true-job to Brainerd police chief John Bolduc
He still carries a map of the city in his patrol car that he refers to often, but Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc half-jokingly said Friday that it was because the city continues to annex additional parcels of land.
Area lawmakers say it was best they could do
Area lawmakers agreed the 2002 Legislature did the best it could do under tough circumstances as final adjournment ceremonies concluded today.
Hatch makes case
Arguments as to whether Potlatch Corp.'s sale agreement with Sappi Ltd. violated state law were heard in a Crow Wing County Courtroom this morning.
Senator cites growing abuse of elderly, urges expanded powers by government
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Citing the growing problem of abuse of the elderly, the Senate Aging Committee chairman wants criminal background checks for nursing home workers and expanded powers for the government.
Administration: More terrorist attacks on Americans coming
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration predictions that more terror attacks on Americans are virtually certain to occur are based in part on new intelligence suggesting al-Qaida plotting is on the rise again.
Justice planning polygraphs for hundreds of federal workers about anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Still seeking a suspect in the anthrax-by-mail attacks, the Justice Department is preparing to give lie detector tests to hundreds of federal workers at two facilities where anthrax is kept, a law enforcement official says.
Dallas workers accuse Coke of reselling nearly expired soda in minority neighborhoods
DALLAS (AP) -- Several employees of Coca-Cola Co. have accused the soft drink maker of repackaging nearly out-of-date soda cans and bottles and then reselling them at stores in minority neighborhoods.
Rules on Social Security numbers tightened
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Social Security Administration, cracking down on the use of Social Security numbers in the aftermath of Sept. 11, no longer will issue numbers to foreigners to apply for driver's licenses even in states that require them.
Prolific paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould dies of cancer at age 60
BOSTON (AP) -- Stephen Jay Gould, who was "paleontology's public intellectual," a scientist with a passion for evolutionary science and a talent for expressing complex theories in creative and accessible ways, died Monday of cancer at his home in New York City. He was 60.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal task force recommended that all adults be screened for depression during regular visits with their doctors, saying as many as half of all cases are missed and others are mistreated.
Military women who were fired for pregnancy decades ago seek apology, compensation
NORTH TROY, Vt. -- Patsy Wells grew up longing to see the world, so she joined the Marines after graduating from high school in 1966.
Merrill Lynch agrees to pay $100 million
ALBANY, N.Y.(AP) -- Merrill Lynch & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to settle charges that the firm's analysts misled investors with their stock ratings so the company could win lucrative investment banking fees.
Pilots won't be allowed guns in cockpits
WASHINGTON -- The federal government said Tuesday that pilots will not be allowed to have guns in the cockpits of commercial airplanes.
Win earns Nets no respect
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Maybe Byron Scott is right. The New Jersey Nets aren't going to get much respect until they make it to the NBA Finals.
Selig is a man without a plan
If you love baseball yet fear for it more every week, you probably don't know who to believe.
Avs beat Wings in OT
DETROIT (AP) -- This is Chris Drury's season. The playoffs and overtime bring out his best, and so do the Detroit Red Wings.
Cubs break through, end 9-game skid
The Chicago Cubs were playing so poorly, they had no problem waiting a couple of extra innings for a win.
Vaughn goes deep again and again
As soon as Greg Vaughn remembered how to hit home runs, the Tampa Bay slugger hasn't stopped hitting them.
Triple Crown threat
BALTIMORE -- Bob Baffert never heard of War Emblem six weeks ago. In 19 days, he and his newfound friend will attempt to do what hasn't been done in 24 years -- win the Triple Crown.
Kings even series
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Blame the cheesecake.
Carolina ties series in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Eastern Conference finals have been a grind for every inch of ice, every possession, every shot.
Bernard G. Zimpfer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bernard G. Zimpfer, 84, Minneapolis, summer resident of Emily, died Sunday, May 12, 2002.
Ray E. Berg
LITTLE FALLS -- Ray E. Berg, 81, Little Falls, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- Duane Nyhous, 36, International Falls, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Nett Lake as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Ethel Flora Petersen
FERGUS FALLS -- Ethel Flora Petersen, 86, Fergus Falls and formerly of Motley, died Monday, May 20, 2002, in Fergus Falls.
Thomas Michael Kinsella
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Michael Kinsella, 40, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at his home.
Charlotte Ruth (Cummins) Clasen
ALEXANDRIA -- Charlotte Ruth (Cummins) Clasen, 90, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Donna M. Christopherson
Donna M. Christopherson, 68, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Donna M. Christopherson
Donna M. Christopherson, 68, Brainerd, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Charlotte R. (Cummins) Clasen
ALEXANDRIA -- Charlotte Ruth (Cummins) Clasen, Alexandria, formerly of Glenwood, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Hazel M. Doland, 89, Brainerd, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at her home.
Mary R. Hubner
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary R. Hubner, 89, Little Falls, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
LEADER -- George Johnson, Leader, died this morning, May 21, 2002, at his home.
Irving G. Plante
PIERZ -- Irving G. Plante, 86, Pierz, died today, May 20, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
ROYALTON -- Michael A. Lanners, 27, Royalton, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
CROSBY -- Gladys Gilbertson, 85, Crosby, formerly of Bagley, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Thomas M. Kinsella
LITTLE FALLS -- Thomas Michael Kinsella, 40, Little Falls, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at home.
CROSBY -- Alyce Cornelius Magana, 62, Crosby, died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
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Pray for gridlock
WASHINGTON -- That hardy perennial, the bankruptcy reform bill, is back again. Five years after banks, credit card companies and auto finance agencies began to press Congress to let them tighten their grip on borrowers, and 14 months after both the House and Senate passed the kind of bills the creditors want, another showdown looms.
Sept. 11 inquiry must omit politics
This editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
The last Burma Shave sign I recall was the one just before getting to Iven's on the Bay. They were so entertaining. But at our present speed limits there's no way one could read them. They were of a time when most speeds were 45 mph. Of course there were no interstates then either.
'Star Wars' fans undeterred
To heck with critics.
A laughable notion
WASHINGTON -- Two years after Republican voters ended his quest for the presidential nomination, John McCain is being urged to try again -- this time as a Democrat.
The American Dream changes
I'm sorry to see the middle class and the aspirations of middle class-ness fading.
I recently went into Brainerd shopping and had the opportunity to hear once again just what some people in the area think. I have to say that I am deeply disappointed in the comments. This has to do with Potlatch and its closing. I have never heard so many cold-hearted people in my life.
Newspapers are the marketplace of ideas. And with those ideas come opinions -- at least on this page, anyway.
Someday soon someone should study the impact of all these studies that emerge daily on virtually every imaginable subject. They're scary, curious, interesting. Some may even be important.
New clay helps drivers at NCS
As another chilly Saturday night arrived in the Brainerd lakes area, 109 race cars entered the pit gate at North Central Speedway.
Bernstein triumphs in Top Fuel final
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Kenny Bernstein kept his perfect record at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in tact Sunday, defeating Larry Dixon in the Top Fuel final at the Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions.
Youth dominates NASCAR's all-star race
CONCORD, N.C. -- In the moments before the green flag dropped on the final segment of NASCAR's all-star race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. glanced around at the company he was in.
Indy 500 field filled despite rain
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- After two weeks of frustration, Team Kool Green placed all three of its cars into the Indianapolis 500 field as rain disrupted the last day of qualifying.
Priest convicted of sex crime still celebrates Mass
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy continues to celebrate Mass in this Minneapolis suburb, an apparent violation of the policy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
House and Senate send bonding bill to Ventura
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate on Sunday morning passed a plump bonding bill on to Gov. Jesse Ventura and his waiting pig stamp and veto pen.
Crosiers say priest abused boy at Onamia school in 1980s
SHOREVIEW (AP) -- A member of a Minnesota-based religious order of Catholic priests sexually abused a teen-age boy in the 1980s at its seminary school in Onamia, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers acknowledged Sunday.
Analysis: Homeowners' property taxes to rise
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Property taxes dropped 12 percent this year for Minnesota homeowners after dramatic changes to the state's school finance laws, but a new analysis predicts they'll bounce back to previous levels next year.
'Sparkler' session not sparkling
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers entered this session with visions of ooh-ah style legislative fireworks. They left with little more than sparklers.
Courthouses fly flag at half-staff
Courthouses in the Ninth Judicial District, including the Crow Wing County Courthouse, flew their flags at half-staff today to honor Judge James Preece who died last week.
Action on major issues in 2002 session summarized
Status of some of the major issues in the 2002 Legislature:
Tough decisions won't just vanish
ST. PAUL -- If Minnesota's economy doesn't make a 180-degree turnaround by next year, lawmakers could face the toughest session in a long time.
One person dead, another missing
BELVIEW AP) -- A 15-year-old died and another person was missing after a boat capsized on the Minnesota River, northeast of Belview.
Senators offer their farewells
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Senate capped the 82nd legislative session Monday with gag gifts, goodbye speeches and a farewell to its longest serving leader, Roger Moe.
BWCAW at peak risk for fires
ELY (AP) -- Three years after a major windstorm blew down millions of trees across 475,000 acres of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and adjoining forests, fire officials say that the risk of fires in the woods has reached its peak.
Union, state officials vow to work around ramifications
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State and union leaders worked out a basic agreement Monday that will ensure that tens of thousands of state employees get paid and keep their health insurance for the next month.
Pared-down anti-terrorism bill passes
ST. PAUL -- The House and Senate passed a pared-down anti-terrorism bill Sunday morning in one of the last official actions of the Legislative session.
Legislature approves stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature sent Gov. Jesse Ventura a Twins stadium financing plan Saturday night, although leaders of the endangered franchise said they're not sure it will work.
Analysis points to increased homeowners property taxes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Property taxes dropped 12 percent this year for Minnesota homeowners after dramatic changes to the state's school finance laws, but a new analysis predicts they'll bounce back to previous levels next years.
high school BASEBALL
Itasca ends Raiders' baseball season
WILLMAR -- The Central Lakes College Raiders baseball season ended Saturday with a 2-0 loss to Itasca in the second round of the Minnesota Community College Conference state tournament.
Warrior tennis team third in invitational
Paul Tuchscherer and Chad Anderson both claimed individual titles as the Brainerd Warriors tennis team placed third in its invitational Saturday.
Kelm's two home runs not enough for Pillager
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- Kelly Kelm finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI, but the Pillager Huskies softball team lost an extra-inning game 9-8 Monday to Parkers Prairie.
S-M boys fifth at state meet
BLAINE -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals placed fifth in the Class 2A boys' state True Team track and field meet and won the 4x400 relay at the National Sports Center Saturday.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League announced the signing of two players from the University of California-Los Angeles.
Tech edges Flyers in baseball
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers were defeated 10-7 Saturday by the St. Cloud Tech Tigers in Central Lakes Conference baseball.
high school BASEBALL
Braves trounce St. Mathias 17-2
ST. MATHIAS -- Nate Foss was 4-for-5 with six RBI, including a grand slam, to lead the Brainerd Braves to an 11-4 Victory League amateur baseball win over the St. Mathias Saints Sunday.
Pequot uses nine Pillager errors to win
PILLAGER -- Eric Fornshell was 2-for-4 with two RBI, but nine Pillager Huskies errors helped the Pequot Lakes Patriots win a Park Region Conference baseball game 11-3 Monday.
Bees win three weekend games
ST. CLOUD -- Ben Jukich and Eric Bolt combined on a 4-hitter, giving up one earned run and one walk while striking out 17, leading the Brainerd Bees to a 7-1 Lakewood League amateur baseball victory over St. Cloud O'Hara's Sunday.
Little Falls nets the Sabres in quarters
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers sailed past the Sartell Sabres 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the South Subsection 8, Class 2A tennis tournament Monday.
Little Falls man produces one of KFAN's hottest shows
The next time you're in the car, change the radio station to AM.
Surprising Warriors net subsection title
Despite entering the North Subsection 8, Class 2A team tennis tournament at Alexandria with a 1-11 record, the Brainerd Warriors knew they could pull off an upset or two.
Staples-Motley, Flyers second in tourneys
PARK RAPIDS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals softball team finished second in the Park Rapids Invitational Saturday.
Jeremy Perlinger (left) squared off against Brandon Courts at the basketball courts below Mississippi Horizons School Monday night. The warm weather brought out the best in pick-up basketball among the asphalt players. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Gophers win Big Ten title
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- David Roach and Jeremy Beaulieu each drove in two runs as the Minnesota Gophers beat Ohio State 8-5 Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader to win the Big Ten regular-season baseball title.
McCombs says he's considering sale, relocation of Vikings
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs raised the possibility Monday of selling or moving the team because he again failed to get financing for a new stadium from the Legislature.
Clemens shows off 'super powers' in 287th career victory
NEW YORK -- To achieve greatness, as Roger Clemens has, is to bring out strong reactions in others. Hence the words flowed after yet another Clemens masterpiece, an eight-inning, 13-strikeout performance in the New York Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Stadium bill could help settle contraction suit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The stadium bill approved over the weekend could help resolve a lawsuit that aims to keep the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome, lawyers for the team and major league baseball said Monday.
Roofgate? Twins president wants stadium roof in place from start
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Twins president Jerry Bell said Monday he wants a new ballpark to have a retractable roof from the get-go even though lawmakers passed a bill with the understanding that a lid would come later.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy and windy west with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the black hills. Mostly sunny east. Highs from the lower 60s northeast to the lower 70s southwest.
ATLANTA (AP) -- With summer just a month away, Southerners fired up furnaces and dug out sweaters as a blast of Canadian air sent temperatures plunging to wintry lows.
Fun on the bike
Weather drawing by Ashlee Knutson of Mrs. Sedlachek's second grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Sunny. Highs from the middle 50s northeast to the middle 60s southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Wind advisory statewide today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Sunny. Windy west and central. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 50s...Except lower 60s southwest...Cooler near the great lakes.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the 60s. Cooler near the great lakes.
Minnesota state forecast
Wind advisory northwest today...
Weather drawing by Jacob McDonald of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs from 60 to 70.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory west today...Central and much of the east through this evening...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs in the 60s.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- In August 1997, when Jamie-Lynn Sigler was cast as Meadow Soprano, Tony's teen-age daughter on HBO's "The Sopranos," she was a size 4 or 6. Nearly a year later, when shooting on the first season began, series creator David Chase didn't recognize her.
Oregon office manager wins 'Survivor 4' contest and a million bucks to go with it
NEW YORK -- Vecepia "Vee" Towery had to wait five months after coming home to find out, it was well worth the wait: She won the grueling "Survivor: Marquesas" contest and the $1 million prize.
The Crow Wing County Memorial Day committee will have a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the VFW No. 1647. Assembly of wreaths and meeting to follow.
Suicide bombers hit northern Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian militant detonated explosives at a busy intersection Monday as he was approached by police -- killing himself, but causing no other injuries in the second suicide bombing in northern Israel in two days.
U.S. says Yugoslavia is cooperating with war-crimes tribunal, lifts freeze on aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration certified Tuesday that Yugoslavia is cooperating with an international war-crimes tribunal, paving the way for the resumption of U.S. aid frozen by Congress.
Iran most active supporter of terrorism, report says
WASHINGTON -- Iran remains the world's most active sponsor of terrorism, while Sudan and Libya took some steps -- but not yet enough -- to "get out of the business" of terrorism, the State Department said Tuesday in an annual report to Congress.
U.S. special forces soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan skirmish
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A U.S. Special Forces soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan during a skirmish with forces believed linked to al-Qaida and the deposed Taliban militia, military officials said Monday. At least one opponent died and an Afghan fighting with the American forces was injured in the firefight.
Sharon deals with suicide bombings, political crisis
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops in pursuit of a suicide bomber blockaded a West Bank village Tuesday, following two bombings over a 24-hour period and the arrest of a Palestinian woman Israel said was planning to carry out such an attack.
Bush refuses to lift embargo on Cuban trade until Castro meets tough conditions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Monday refused to lift the Cuban trade embargo unless Fidel Castro releases political prisoners, conducts independently monitored elections and accepts a list of tough new U.S. conditions for a "new government that is fully democratic."
Iceland walks out of whaling summit, threatens to resume hunts, after membership rejected
SHIMONOSEKI, Japan -- The rift between pro- and anti-whaling nations deepened Tuesday after Iceland stormed out of the International Whaling Commission meeting and hinted it may resume whale hunts following the rejection of its bid for full membership.
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