High school graduation doesn't mean the end of studying
Though the Brainerd High School class of 2002 has just graduated and many graduates are looking forward to a break from class and homework, 70 percent of 466 graduates surveyed said they will attend college.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 179, a year ago 184.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 300. Last Monday: 437. Year ago Monday: 341. Friday actual: 343.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle estimate: 1,000. Last Tuesday: 795. Year ago Tuesday: 666. Monday actual: 396.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 275, a year ago 173.
Daily 3 lottery number
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
Rob and Audrey (Perlinger) Dubarros, of Longton, Colo., a girl, Elyse Rose, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, May 28. Grandparents are Fran and Donna Perlinger of Brainerd, Bobbie Smith of California and the late Ken Smith.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Dondelinger regains top spot
Dondelinger is back atop the team standings of the men's Twilight League at Pine Meadows thanks to a 9-3 win over LAWCO June 6.
Tips from pro
I've read that approximately 70 percent of all approach shots finish short of the pin. Even when stuck well, most high handicappers' shots finish short of the green. For many players their problems aren't a lack of distance, but rather poor club selection.
Is there a worthy challenger for Tiger?
FARMINGTON, N.Y. -- Every time a green jacket is lifted onto his shoulders, the specter grows. Every photo shoot with Arnold Palmer, every comparison to Jack Nicklaus, increases the size of the shadow that Tiger Woods casts over each tournament that has his name on an entry form.
Anyone can enjoy this scramble
BREEZY POINT -- Charlie Paige was having trouble generating business for the Four Seasons restaurant in Breezy Point during the week.
Classic has new venue, same good cause
The Camp Confidence Golf and Fishing Classic has become a legacy in the Brainerd lakes area as one of the most popular fund-raisers of the summer.
The making of a better golfer
The first thing I say to someone I've never golfed with is, "I'm a better writer than I am a golfer."
Study dismisses fears over measles, mumps, rubella combined vaccine
LONDON -- British experts have reviewed five decades of research on the vaccine for mumps, measles and rubella and have concluded there is no link to autism or bowel disease, as some parents have feared.
Scandinavian folk music festival
After a concert Friday night at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa and a dance at the Pequot Lakes Senior Center, more than 130 musicians performed Saturday on two stages.
Crosby area kids get their own skate park
CROSBY -- McLean Severson, 15, figures he already has mapped out how he'll spend his free time this summer.
EMT shares why it's important to stay involved in children's lives
As summer turns into fall we expect the worst to be over. We made it through another summer, children are back in school and the tourists are returning home. Physically we relax and mentally we slow down.
Youth As Resources
Crow Wing County Youth As Resources members who returned from training workshops included Jessica Dieter (second row, left), Damian Lewis, Chasidy Fratzke, Mike Walters, YAR Director Judy Kidder (front row, left), Kyle Schilling and Mandy Copa, YAR co-director.
Funds for Christmas decorations needed in Pillager
PILLAGER -- The Pillager Sunshine Club is sponsoring a drive to update and buy new Christmas decorations in Pillager.
Exhibitors sought for wellness fest
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Community Partnership, Great River Arts Association, St. Gabriel's Hospital and the University of Minnesota Extension Service are sponsoring the second annual Little Falls Wellness Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. July 7 at Maple Island Park.
Royalton AAL branch honored for community service
ROYALTON -- Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood recognized AAL branch 772 in Randall for its effectiveness in bringing AAL/LB's charitable resources straight to its members' own community.
Fathers, family statewide network is LF forum subject
LITTLE FALLS -- Development of a statewide Fathers and Families Leadership Network in Minnesota will be discussed at a regional forum 9 to 11 a.m. June 21 at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.
College employee scholarship recipients announced
The Central Lakes College Foundation has announced nine recipients of a new scholarship fund.
Dayton helps Girl Scout ship cookies to troops in Korea
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A group of Minneapolis Girl Scouts raised nearly $32,000 during their annual cookie sale to buy cookies for U.S. soldiers in Seoul, South Korea, but had some trouble getting the treats to the troops.
Students get a different kind of music education
MANKATO (AP) -- Luke Walchuk turned to his right and peered at the computer screen. He reached back with his left arm and fiddled with a knob or two.
Staples Community Foundation still seeks donations to meet deadline of June 30
STAPLES -- With a June 30 deadline approaching the Staples Community Foundation needs to raise less than $18,000 to reach its $250,000 goal.
DEERWOOD -- The Deerwood-Bay Lake Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly potluck dinner and meeting at noon June 26 in the clubrooms at the Deerwood American Legion Club.
CLC-UND to sign major transfer agreement
Central Lakes College students soon will find their graduation credits transferring to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for degrees in any of 40 majors.
Baxter council denies tax abatement for Arnie Johnson
BAXTER -- Arnie Johnson won't get tax abatement for a proposed office building in Baxter, but the city council did give the project its support.
Rehab house plan worries Nokay Lake residents
Several Nokay Lake Township residents expressed their concerns to the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday on a proposed rehabilitation house for ex-convicts.
Food service workers concerned about agreement
More than a dozen Brainerd School District food service employees went before the Brainerd School Board Monday to state concerns about their two-year employment agreement that ends June 30.
The last name of Evelyn LuJean "Dolly" Gabiou was listed incorrectly in her obituary on Page 5A Monday.
One year ago a tornado devastated homes and farms south of Brainerd and left the city without power for 24 hours. Starting in Thursday's Dispatch, a series of stories will look back at the tornado and its aftermath.
A Page 1A story Sunday about Peterson Towing should have stated Marvin Campbell previously owned land adjacent to the towing company. He did not sell land to the former owner of Peterson Towing.
County commissioners taken for a ride; transit system to begin
The Crow Wing County Board hopped on one of the three new transit buses Tuesday at the courthouse for a short tour.
Chase leads to city man's death
A 28-year-old Brainerd man driving a motorcycle and fleeing police officers was killed after a Brainerd squad car collided with him early today in Baxter.
Wise Guyz help fire victims
It's not so much the sight of the melted tin and charred remains of her mobile home that bothers Jacky Jensen, who along with her four children lost their home in the Barrows wildfire May 31.
United Way hopes to offset cutbacks
The Crow Wing County United Way Board is analyzing its budget and will decide how to allocate its reduced financing by June 20, Heidi Funk, executive director, said this week.
Taxpayers get a break on airport bonds
Property taxpayers will pay less than estimated for the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport runway project because of a better than expected interest rate.
10th-grader expelled for violating school weapons policy
A 10th-grader in the Brainerd School District was expelled and will not be eligible for enrollment until the 2003-04 school year.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 12 - 80 years ago (1922) - Tommy was permitted to go in and see his new twin brothers. After looking at them a moment he said, "Keep the redheaded one, ma, 'cause he'll be the best fighter."
BAXTER -- About 3,000 Crow Wing Power customers lost electricity Monday after a storm damaged two substations.
County reducing charge to Potlatch for monitoring sludge disposal
The Crow Wing County Board agreed Tuesday to charge Potlatch $1,000 every other month for services instead of the current $4,800 for sludge disposal.
This was Brainerd
JUNE 11 - 30 years ago (1972) - Ray Shortridge was elected president of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association at the group's convention which concluded here Saturday.
Suspect killed during chase identified as Crosby man
A Crosby man who was killed while fleeing from police Tuesday has been identified as Marcus Hartman, 28, according to Brainerd police.
Brainerd school budget adopted
The Brainerd School District proposes having $6 million in its unreserved fund balance at the end of the 2002-03 fiscal year.
A PROBLEM OF DIVERSITY
Brainerd, long a predominantly white community, is becoming more diverse.
In the Brainerd School District's food service story on Page 6A Tuesday, it should have said that the food service department supports its staff to become certified. Employees take courses to help them become certified and each class costs $35.
Bush: Padilla one of many 'would-be killers' held
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Tuesday that Jose Padilla, the man arrested in an alleged plot to spread radioactive material across parts of America, is one of many "would-be killers" the United States has in custody. And there will be more, he promised.
Blast at paper mill kills one
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- An explosion at a paper mill in northern New York killed one worker and injured six others early Wednesday.
Leading Senate opponent of human cloning willing to accept moratorium
WASHINGTON -- Short on votes, a leading Senate opponent of human embryo cloning for medical research is scaling back a proposal to ban the technique.
Poll: Four in five Americans would give up some freedom for more security
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Four in five Americans would give up some freedoms to gain security and four in 10 worry terrorists will harm them or their family, a new Gallup poll shows.
McCartney ties knot in private
GLASLOUGH, Ireland (AP) -- Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote Irish castle.
Motive for abbey shootings unknown
CONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic abbey erupted in gunfire as a 71-year-old man wielding two assault weapons killed two monks and wounded two others before committing suicide, leaving stunned residents wondering about a motive.
FLORISSANT, Colo. (AP) -- With the largest wildfire in Colorado's history hovering outside Denver, dozens of evacuees watched helplessly as billowing gray clouds hung ominously over their homes.
Missionary rescued from Philippine terrorists is home
ROSE HILL, Kan. -- More than a year after she and her husband were captured by Philippine extremists, missionary Gracia Burnham returned to Kansas City on Monday and was reunited with her three children.
Woody Allen settles suit with producers
NEW YORK (AP) -- A trial in which Woody Allen accused two former producers of cheating him out of $12 million ended Tuesday with a settlement of the filmmaker's lawsuit.
Hearings opened on homeland security proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six lawmakers who have been pushing creation of a Homeland Security Department for months praised the thrust of President Bush's new proposal at a hearing Tuesday, even as they added to a growing list of questions about the plan.
Associate of suspected terrorist questioned
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least one associate of Jose Padilla, who is accused of plotting to detonate a radioactive weapon in the United States, has been taken into custody and is being questioned in a foreign country, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
Castle is setting for McCartney's wedding
GLASLOUGH, Ireland (AP) -- As Castle Leslie bustled with last minute preparations for the wedding of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, family, friends and celebrities were making their way to a remote Irish castle for Tuesday's lavish ceremony.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has denied Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui access to any sensitive aviation security information during his trial.
Wildfire slows advance on Denver area
DENVER (AP) -- Shifting wind had slowed the advance of a wildfire bearing down on Denver early Tuesday, but yellow smoke still blanketed the city and officials warned that mass evacuations remained a possibility.
Bishop resigns amid sex abuse allegations
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Roman Catholic Bishop J. Kendrick Williams resigned Tuesday amid accusations of sexual abuse, becoming the third U.S. bishop to step down in the scandal rocking the church.
Crash blamed on pilot
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pilot of a private jet that crashed as it tried to land in Aspen, Colo., came in too low and could not see the runway, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Mob boss John Gotti dies at 61
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Gotti, who swaggered, schemed and murdered his way to the pinnacle of organized crime in America only to be toppled by secret FBI tapes and a turncoat mobster's testimony, died at a prison hospital Monday. He had suffered from throat cancer. He was 61.
Two injured by firecracker at Jacobs Field
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A large firecracker was thrown from the upper deck during an Indians game at Jacobs Field on Tuesday night, leaving two fans with minor burns.
Stern favors a form of limited instant replay
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The NBA appears primed to join the NFL in adopting a limited form of instant replay to assist game officials for next season, league officials said Tuesday.
Lakers want more: three titles, then four
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have all but dismissed the New Jersey Nets and the rest of these NBA Finals. In their eyes, a third straight title is simply a formality at this point.
Ranking Shaq among the basketball greats
On the eve of the fourth, and perhaps final game of the NBA Finals, one question floats naturally to mind. With all that he has accomplished in the last three years, with all the improvement he has shown throughout his 10 NBA seasons, how close is Shaquille O'Neal to being the greatest center in basketball history?
Red Wings take 3-1 lead
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dominik Hasek was the man without a Stanley Cup. Brett Hull was the man without a team.
Gary P. Stremick
FARGO, N.D. -- Gary P. Stremick, 59, Fargo, N.D., died Sunday, June 9, 2002, in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
CROSSLAKE -- Richard Kendall, 74, Crosslake, died today, June 12, 2002.
Stephen Glos Nordquist
NEW YORK CITY -- Stephen Glos Nordquist, 66, New York City, and a summer resident of Brainerd, died of cancer, Saturday, June 1, 2002, in New York City.
Hilda C. Wendland
RANDALL -- Hilda C. Wendland, 94, Randall, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
HACKENSACK -- Kathy Schaffler, 55, Hackensack, died today, June 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Norman A. Bellefeuille
Norman A. Bellefeuille, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Margaret B. McCalvy
Margaret B. McCalvy, 90, Brainerd, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Joseph 'Joe' W. Ringwelski Jr.
LITTLE FALLS -- Joseph "Joe" W. Ringwelski Jr., 54, Little Falls, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at St. Otto's Care Center Chapel in Little Falls.
Evelyn LuJean 'Dolly' Gabiou
Evelyn LuJean "Dolly" Gabiou, 87, Brainerd, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at her home.
Irene G. Monson
PINE RIVER -- Irene G. Monson, 85, Pine River, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Mark P. Hartman
CROSBY -- Mark P. Hartman, 28, Crosby, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, in Baxter.
Vivian M. Holm
AITKIN -- Vivian M. Holm, 82, Aitkin, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Betty Lou Lantto Voss
Betty Lou Lantto Voss, 75, Brainerd and formerly of Buffalo, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her home.
Doris H. Fregin
MEQUON, Wis. -- Doris H. Fregin, 85, Mequon, Wis., formerly of Little Falls, died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at her daughter's home.
Say no to superstores
Brainerd-Baxter and Crow Wing County are facing a very important decision concerning their future and business climate. We have the choice of either continuing the steady growth of diversified retail and business outlets that we have been experiencing, or allowing supercenters, the largest retail stores in existence to come to our community and monopolize our retail options.
The Brainerd Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Bush's security plan
WASHINGTON-- President Bush's proposal for creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security includes much that is sensible policy and a few ideas that are plain silly. Congress needs time to sort it out.
Is bigger always better?
The recent editorial from Bob Olson leaves reason for some serious concern. As it is the principal job of our government leaders to serve their constituents, recent observations from a number of people watching the city council in action raises doubt as to the real reason some of the councilmen are holding these positions.
Take a deep breath
More fears seem to float about these days -- some serious, some superficial, some founded, others not. But the collective national impact is a sense of uncertainty, an uneasy mental summer haze that keeps us from seeing as far as we'd like.
In response to the article regarding the proposed halfway house in rural Nokay Lake Township, the following discrepancies need to be addressed:
Help us formulate Dispatch editorials
The Brainerd Dispatch's editorial board is looking for a new readers' representative. The only qualification is an avid interest in The Brainerd Daily Dispatch and the public affairs of the Brainerd lakes area.
When knowledge and reliable information are lacking an editorial writer can always rely on a surefire ally -- pure, unadulterated speculation.
Decision time arrives for state Republicans
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Sheila Tolbert is one of 2,216 delegates to this week's Republican Party state convention, but she's sure to get more attention than most.
FOREST LAKE (AP) -- Authorities searched the area Monday night for a Chisago County inmate who escaped through the open window of a deputy sheriff's car.
Roseau battles the 'flood of our lives'
Residents of Roseau battled Tuesday to save their far northwestern Minnesota city from a record flood on the rain-swollen Roseau River.
Record flooding soaks Roseau
ROSEAU (AP) -- Crews piled more sandbags and dirt Wednesday to hold record floodwaters back from Polaris Industries, the largest employer in this far northwestern Minnesota city.
Ventura's tour continues
BEIJING (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura barely hammed it up while touring a U.S. meat processing plant on Tuesday as part of a mission to sell Minnesota to the world's most populous nation.
Federated, Twin Cities execs reach definitive deal
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Federated Department Stores Inc. reached a definitive agreement Tuesday to sell major portions of its Fingerhut Cos. subsidiary to Fingerhut's former owner and a partner.
Ventura meets with Chinese vice premier
BEIJING (AP) -- Further tantalizing his audience about his political ambitions, Gov. Jesse Ventura compared himself to a Chinese emperor who reached out to foreign countries.
GOP gubernatorial candidates pledge to reject tax increases
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The two Republican candidates for governor signed pledges Wednesday vowing that if they're elected, they'll reject all tax increases.
A Wolverine's dash to recovery
BLAINE -- Miracles happen everyday.
Arns, Donnelly MVPs of Warriors' softball team
Megan Arns and Erin Donnelly have been named most valuable players of the Brainerd Warriors softball team.
Northwoods League Baseball
Gulls pound out victory over Waterloo
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the Waterloo Bucks in Northwoods League Baseball.
Local sports shorts
The U.S. Bank/Minnesota Timberwolves Caravan will be at Central Lakes College in Brainerd June 18.
Brainerd Parks and Recreation
Mighty Gulls fall to Alex
ALEXANDRIA -- Despite outhitting Alexandria 13-10, the Brainerd Mighty Gulls lost to the Beetles 10-7 in Northwoods League baseball Monday.
Northwoods League Baseball
They're still talking about '91 encounter with the Braves
While World Series champions Dan Gladden and Gene Larkin no longer play in the big leagues, the former Minnesota Twins have not given up one of their favorite parts of the game: the razzing.
Traveling baseball team wins Edina tourney
The Brainerd 15-under traveling baseball team won the Edina tournament June 7-9 and qualified for three different state tournaments.
Twins can still beat the Braves
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves seemed to pick up where they left off 11 years earlier.
State junks outstate basketball quarterfinals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Beginning in 2004, every team that qualifies for the boys' and girls' state basketball tournament will play its quarterfinal game in Minneapolis -- either at Target Center or Williams Arena.
Stringer's last hours detailed in court papers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings trainers say Korey Stringer didn't appear to be suffering from any heat-related illnesses before he lost consciousness after practicing on July 31, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Braves can win in the Metrodome
MINNEAPOLIS -- A split sounds pretty good to the Minnesota Twins.
Nisswa Women's Club chooses patriotic theme for annual fashion show to raise scholarship funds
NISSWA -- Red, white and blue greeted the more than 500 guests as they entered Madden's Town Hall for the Nisswa Women's Club's 19th annual Spring and Summer Luncheon and Fashion Show last month.
Nisswa chamber hires public relations director
NISSWA -- Linda N. Gettelman has been named executive director of public relations for the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.
Dairy cattle show set Saturday in Brainerd
The North Central Youth Dairy Invitational Cattle Show will be Saturday at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd.
White Oak Fur Post to host camping weekend
DEER RIVER -- The White Oak Fur Post, one mile north of Deer River on Highway 6, will host a "Camping with a Historical Attitude" Friday-Sunday.
Six weeks of summer events for children planned in Emily
EMILY -- Summer Adventure 2002 is a six-week program offered at Emily Charter School for all children in the Emily area.
Hackensack Memorial Day ceremony held at Hillcrest Cemetery
HACKENSACK -- American Legion Post 202 in Hackensack honored veterans on Veterans Day with a parade and ceremonies.
Blanding's turtle saved
A Blanding's turtle that was hit by a car last week was saved after it was brought into the Garrison Animal Hospital, which also operates as headquarters for the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, headed by Dr. Deb Eskedahl.
Birch Lake viewed from the Hackensack city dock, boat landing and fishing pier.
Weather drawing by Jasmine Hayes of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly clear west. Partly to mostly cloudy east. A chance of showers and thunderstorms southeast. Highs from the 70s west to the lower 80s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. Highs mainly in the 70s to around 80.
It's time for summer
Weather drawing by Matt Spangler of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
Iowa state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch northeast corner until 7 am...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Windy west and central. Scattered showers statewide. Highs 55 north central to around 70 east.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today.....Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the upper 60s northwest to the lower 80s southeast. Tonight...Partly cloudy. A chance of evening showers and thunderstorms south and east. Lows from the upper 30s northwest to the mid 50s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms all but far southeast. Highs in the middle 60s north to around 80 south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 70s to the mid 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...A chance of showers and thunderstorms north and east. Highs from the lower 70s north to the lower 80s south.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Windy west and central with scattered late morning and afternoon showers. Areas of fog and drizzle east early this morning...Then becoming partly sunny with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs from the upper 50s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
The Rollin' Rangers June campout will be June 16-19 at Fifty Lakes Campground. Hosts will be Tom and Marge Keller and Don and Rose Leuch.
Crow Wing Power Customer Appreciation Day set for Saturday
The Crow Wing Power Customer Appreciation Day and annual meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at their Highway 371 North location.
Eleven killed in attack on bus
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Alleged Islamic militants opened fire on a bus in Algeria, killing 11 people, the North African nation's official news service said. Ten others were wounded.
Bomb wounds three Israeli teens; siege continues
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A bomb exploded near a road outside the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, injuring three Israeli teen-agers about to board a bus after picking cherries, Israeli radio and a Jewish settler group said.
India pulls ships from waters near Pakistan
NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- India began withdrawing warships from waters near Pakistan on Tuesday in a new conciliatory gesture aimed at easing tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors, who are under intense international pressure to step back from the brink of war.
Grumbling emerges from Afghan grand council; Karzai election likely
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- With one contentious issue settled, Afghanistan's grand council got down to work Wednesday amid complaints that foreigners, warlords and political cliques had hijacked the selection process for a new government.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli troops shot and killed five armed Palestinians and a 9-year-old boy in separate incidents near a Jewish settlement, while a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a fast food restaurant in a Mediterranean resort town, killing a 15-year-old Israeli girl.
Argentina wracked by recession, plagued by hunger
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Jose Perez and his wife Maria have 11 hungry mouths to feed. So they travel each week to Argentina's biggest vegetable market to raid the Dumpsters.
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