Delegate, or stay small
NEW YORK -- Delegate, delegate, delegate. It's the mantra of management experts and yet one of the hardest things for entrepreneurs to do.
The specter of unemployment continues to cast a dark shadow for many workers. Some have never been out of work before. Others just don't know what their rights are or how to make sure they don't get shortchanged as they're escorted out the door.
You've heard the answers, now answer the questions
NEW YORK (AP) -- There may be no perfect answers to the situations that follow, although you might never guess that from the number of people willing to offer their opinions.
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- This fall, when future design engineers begin working through the sixth edition of a leading college textbook, "Mechanical Engineering Design," they'll read a greatly expanded section on adhesive bonding. 3M Co. has Barry Kostyk to thank.
Wall Street end dismal quarter with Nasdaq technical troubles, slow reaction to Fed rate cut
NEW YORK -- Wall Street wrapped up its second quarter with two days of technical troubles that shut down the Nasdaq and a delayed reaction to the latest interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
CROSSLAKE -- Dennis Leaser will fill the general manager position vacated when Kevin T. Larson left Crosslake Communications to join Consolidated Telephone Co. in Brainerd.
Magazines dive into licensing, unleash slew of products from chunky footwear to gourmet food
NEW YORK -- Loyal magazine fans no longer have to limit their experience to just reading. They can now sport their favorite magazine brand on their backs, in their hair and -- in some cases -- even taste it.
OSHA rejects proposal on ergonomics data
WASHINGTON -- The federal government Friday rejected a proposal to require employers to separately report nerve, tendon or spinal disk injuries in their workplaces, a move critics say will make it harder to identify health problems caused by repetitive motion.
New legislation could affect mutual fund holders
NEW YORK-- Josh Cattie signed up for his employer's 401(k) plan as soon he became eligible, but deciding which mutual funds to invest in wasn't easy.
Taking on the heat
The show must go on as the recent heat wave is making local businesses sweat.
No light switches needed
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- There are no light switches at the local Best Buy. The bright fluorescent lights in the sprawling store at the Maine Mall are told by a computer in Minnesota when to turn themselves on and off.
DocuShop can document a growing client list
A fledgling business has a growing client list and high aspirations for continued success.
The next move
NEW YORK -- After 15 years as a corporate executive, Jennifer Gold Bennett wants a new challenge. Maybe she could run a golf club. Or, as an art collector, open her own shop.
Pillager honor roll students listed
PILLAGER -- The following Pillager students are on the A or B honor roll.
Mississippi Horizons honor roll listed
The following is the Mississippi Horizons second semester honor roll:
Only safe way to enjoy fireworks is at a distance
DEAR ABBY: I would like to pose a question to your readers who are parents: Would you hand your child a lighted match? The idea is absurd. Yet each Independence Day, thousands of parents don't give a second thought to giving their children sparklers -- lighted sticks that can burn at a temperature up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Don't dash child's hopes of gaining an adult partner
When I was about 6, I was given a beautiful green dress to wear on Christmas. Somehow, I came up with the notion that in church on Christmas Eve, the pastor would call me to the front to illustrate the spirit of the season because of that special dress.
CROSSLAKE -- With temperatures soaring, spending time at the Cross Lake Recreation Area just makes sense.
Don't forget to feed the fish
Dear Heloise: I don't know if you are aware of it, but there is a new fad involving fish and plants in a vase. The fish is a Siamese Fighting Fish. They are in small bowls or vases with plant roots suspended in the water. The problem comes with the care of these fish.
Pets of the week
Charmin is a squeezibly soft and gentle male white cat who likes to give kisses.
Grain farmers could be losing clout in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The time when grain and cotton farmers could hog federal crop subsidies may be coming to an end.
California farmers look for piece of state's own ethanol market
GRIDLEY, Calif. (AP) -- While traditional ethanol-producing states have been salivating at the prospect of a huge new market in California, farmers here are working hard on ways to grab a share of the potential profits.
Man killed in farm accident in southeastern Minnesota
LEWISTON, Minn. (AP) -- A rural Lewiston man has died in an accident on his farm.
North Dakota farmers sue Agriculture Department over payments stemming from '80s bailout
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dozens of farmers have sued the U.S. Agriculture Department, saying bills seeking money from deals struck during the 1980s federal farm bailout has raised new fear of foreclosure.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 279, a year ago 198.
Farmers pitch crops as promoting good health
NEW ORLEANS -- Bothered by arthritis or headaches? Worried about cancer? America's cherry growers think their crop is just what you need.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade Fri:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 250.
Dairy experience guides family in direct-marketing beef
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- It took Paul and Irene Petersen two tries before they succeeded in selling their dairy herd last month. The first time, Paul changed his mind and called an interested buyer the night before a scheduled farm visit to stop the sale.
After years of renting, Hmong family purchases farm
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- Der Thao and Nikk Cha now have land to call their own.
Daryl and Theresa (Keetley) Beavers, Pine River, a boy, Austin Daryl, 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces, June 18, 2001.
Cass County Board
Brainerd City Council
GREY EAGLE -- One person was injured Friday in a single-vehicle accident in on Balcony Road in Grey Eagle.
Eight players tied in Greater Hartford
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Joe Ogilvie shot a 6-under-par 64 in windy afternoon conditions Friday for a share of a record-matching, eight-man tie for the lead in the Greater Hartford Open.
Congress responds sluggishly to Bush's energy proposals
WASHINGTON -- More than a month after the White House unveiled its national energy plan with great fanfare, President Bush's proposals are languishing on Capitol Hill, casting doubt on whether Congress has the political will to pass the kind of sweeping redirection of policy that Bush is seeking.
Senate passes patients' rights bill
WASHINGTON -- Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed sweeping patients' rights legislation Friday night, promising millions of Americans new health care protections and the ability to sue their HMOs.
House, Senate sign off on $7 billion health bill
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The House and Senate overwhelmingly signed off on a $7 billion health bill Saturday that would extend welfare benefits, but has none of the abortion restriction language that dominated much of the debate.
Roads, crime bill receives Legislature OK
ST. PAUL -- Concerns that a transportation and public safety bill was light on road spending and misguided on racial profiling didn't derail its approval late Friday night.
Ventura issues veto threat over employment status measure
ST. PAUL -- A measure that could have put Gov. Jesse Ventura's outside earning under more scrutiny drew a late-night veto threat from the governor, prompting legislators to remove it from a budget bill at the last minute Friday.
Judge issues order to keep government going
ST. PAUL -- Stepping into the domain of the Legislature, a judge on Friday ordered the state to fund core functions of government even if lawmakers fail to finish a budget before Sunday, the start of a new fiscal year.
School funding bill sent to Ventura
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An education funding package won Senate approval Friday, although several senior Democrats voted against it and complained that it shortchanged schools for the sake of a bigger tax cut.
How to reach federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Lawmakers agree to $118 million bonding bill
Lawmakers agreed to provisions of a $118 million bill that funds state construction projects -- called the bonding bill because it is paid for with revenue from selling state bonds.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Freeze sets in between White House and surgeon general
WASHINGTON -- The White House sought to distance President Bush on Friday from Surgeon General David Satcher, after the Clinton-administration appointee issued a report encouraging communities to offer a broad range of sex education in their schools.
Blood Pressure Clinics
Group to move human cloning efforts offshore after FDA warning
WASHINGTON -- An obscure religious group said Friday that it would move its efforts to clone a human being offshore after the Food and Drug Administration paid a surprise visit to its laboratory and warned that cloning could not be done without agency permission.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Pillsbury recalls frozen biscuits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Pillsbury Company announced it will voluntarily recall 30,000 cases of frozen biscuits after finding they contained plastic strands, creating a choking hazard.
Area events Saturday
Northwoods League Baseball
The second annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure is held today in Brainerd.
Food for mind -- and body
Kettle corn, ice cream and snow cones will accompany Brainerd's popular Arts in the Park festivities.
The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. July 11 in the Airport Conference Room.
City fired up for 4th
The American Celebration festivities are under way once again in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
JULY 1 - 20 years ago (1981) - The Wesley Bell Ringers from Christ United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be one of units of more than 90 which will be entered in the Johnny Inkslinger Parade on Saturday.
MnDOT alerts July 4th travelers to road construction projects
BAXTER -- July 4th holiday travelers should take note of five road construction projects underway in central Minnesota and one new highway near Brainerd will make travel a lot easier, according to Minnesota Department of Transportation officials.
Visit the library
The Brainerd Public Library has exciting programs beginning for the summer. The Library's summer reading program, Wolfin' Down Books at Your Library began on June 11. Join us for wild adventures in reading.
YOU can contribute!
Discoveries is for kids and their families. Send in your pictures and book reviews.
Grow at the Northland Arboretum
The Northland Arboretum offers 540 acres of trails, gardens and wilderness. Enjoy a casual stroll to see the Monet Pond and Bridge, the DNR Landscaping for Wildlife project which boasts an extravagant gazebo, the
History is fun!
Visit the Crow Wing County Historical Society. The Crow Wing County Historical Society is a fun place for the entire family. Come learn about how and why your county was estab
Performances in the Park!
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled top-notch entertainment at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Gregory Park. Admission is free. Bring chairs. In case of rain, performances will be rescheduled and a notice of the rescheduled performance will be published in The Brainerd Daily Dispatch.
Things to do at the Paul Bunyan Nature and Learning Center
Please come and enjoy the Paul Bunyan Nature and Learning Center this summer. Sign up for a class, schedule a specific program or just stop in for a picnic or walk. If you would like to becom
Kid Picks section is for you. Read a book to your children, do a science project, send in your own favorite picks to us.
Deep Portage is open for fun and learning
Visitors are welcome to hike the trails, tour the Interpretive Center at Deep Portage and study displays and models without charge. Special Programs are planned for approximately one Saturday each month.
Outdoors fun at Crow Wing State Park
If you and your family want to discover more about nature, and the history of the Brainerd area, try a visit to Crow Wing State Park.
Places to go & things to do!
On the Discoveries page you will find interesting places and things for kids and their families. The Brainerd Daily Dispatch Newspapers in Education program will publish Discoveries on the third Sunday of each month. Watch for it!
'Don't-talk-and-drive campaign is gaining momentum
Deluged with horror stories of accidents caused by distracted drivers, lawmakers around the world are taking aim at a popular pastime of the technological age: chatting on the cellular phone.
VP Dick Cheney undergoes heart test to see if he needs pacemaker
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney is undergoing hospital tests to see if he needs a pacemaker to regulate an occasionally irregular heartbeat. Accompanied by his wife and daughter, Cheney smiled and waved to waiting reporters as he walked into the hospital Saturday morning.
Report: Osprey commander falsified records
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's chief investigator confirmed an allegation that the commander of the Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey squadron falsified maintenance documents to exaggerate the aircraft's performance record.
Carbon dioxide emissions jump nearly 3 percent in U.S.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming, jumped nearly 3 percent last year while declining in other key countries, according to preliminary estimates released Friday by a federal agency.
Judge formally dismisses charge against FBI sharpshooter in Ruby Ridge case
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Nearly nine years after the standoff at Ruby Ridge, a federal judge has formally dismissed charges against an FBI sharpshooter in the death of the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver.
Doctor with secret life convicted of killing wife
DEDHAM, Mass. -- No matter how gruesome, how salacious or how painful the testimony, Dr. Dirk Greineder's three grown children stood by him, convinced he was innocent of their mother's murder.
Mafia's Gravano comes full circle, is jailed for 20 years
DENVER -- Former Mafia hitman and turncoat Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano, who had pledged to federal authorities to go straight and live a quiet life in the Witness Protection Program, pleaded guilty Friday to state drug and racketeering charges in Phoenix for his role as mastermind of Arizona's largest Ecstasy drug ring.
Davenport, Sampras advance to round of 16
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Lindsay Davenport used yet another straight-set victory Saturday to move closer to regaining the Wimbledon championship she lost last year to Venus Williams.
Mets catcher out 7-to-10 days with broken toe
ATLANTA (AP) -- New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza broke a bone in his left big toe Friday night and will be out at least a week.
Kid K rediscovers his unhittable stuff
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kerry Wood brought some of the nastiest, most unhittable stuff baseball had ever seen in a rookie when he arrived in 1998.
Olympic gold medalist Comaneci becomes U.S. citizen
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci capped an 11-year journey to freedom by taking the oath to become a United States citizen.
Romanowski says trial verdict restores his reputation
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Saying his reputation was restored, Denver Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski was acquitted of getting prescription diet pills illegally.
Marie M. Wendland
AITKIN -- Marie Martha (Knoll) Wendland, 86, Aitkin, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care in Aitkin.
Brent P. Pederson
LITTLE FALLS -- Brent Peter Pederson, 34, Little Falls, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Veteran's Hospital in St. Cloud.
Marjorie C. Kocon
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Marjorie C. Kocon, 86, Arlington Heights, Ill., formerly of Crosslake, died May 4, 2001, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Marie M. Wendland
AITKIN -- Marie M. Wendland, 86, Aitkin, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Jillian Kay Lenk
ROBBINSDALE -- Jillian Kay Lenk, infant daughter of Dan and Holly Lenk, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Gladys M. Miller
Gladys M. Miller, 86, Brainerd, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Mabel F. Anhalt
Mabel F. Anhalt, 94, Little Falls, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
William 'Bill' Osborn
William "Bill" Osborn, 83, Brainerd, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud.
A look at the Microsoft appeal
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post:
Disturbing news - Dispatch Editorial
Most environmental scientists and outdoors enthusiasts acknowledge the importance of wetlands and their vital link to the nation's water quality.
Rumsfeld and Congress
WASHINGTON--When Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld recently gave his first testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee since his confirmation hearing, it was a big-picture briefing. Assigned by President Bush to bring the military establishment and national security policy into the post-Cold War world, Rumsfeld talked to the lawmakers about the need to develop "the portfolio of capabilities which, in combination with a new strategy, could help us to meet our defense policy goals."
The Garbage King
The stillness of a clear summer morning will soon be shattered.
Find quiet time on the Gull River
As I paddled the upper stretch of the Gull River all I heard was the plunk-swish-drip of my canoe paddle, the gentle gurgling of the current where it passed over a log in mid-stream and the clumsy squawk of a great blue heron as it took flight over tall grass along the bank.
Grosbeaks nesting nearby are summertime delight
Summer songbirds come in a delightful array of sizes, shapes and incredible colors. Starting with the spring migration, each day brings new arrivals. In some cases the colorful birds skip and flit through the vibrant green buds and move on to nesting areas farther north.
LEECH LAKE - Walleyes remain scattered but active here. Stay on the move and adapt your presentation to the area you're fishing. For instance, a jig and minnow combination is still the best bet on most main lake reefs and rocky points.
Round up walleyes with good boat control
Bass anglers can get away with using boats solely as casting platforms. But walleye fishermen must learn to control boats like cowboys use horses. Both must work in partnership to achieve success.
Some old neighbors in Merrifield won't be around much longer
MERRIFIELD -- Road construction will soon begin on County Road 19 near Merrifield and area residents and frequent travelers are preparing for the coming closing.
The DNR will offer 284,210 antlerless deer permits for the coming firearms season, an increase of 51,915 over last year and the second most in history. In 1992, 322,030 permits were offered.
Minnesota breeding ducks stable, geese down slightly
Most breeding duck populations in Minnesota are similar to last year while Canada goose populations have declined, according to the DNR's May waterfowl breeding ground survey.
North Country calendar
30-July 1 -- Brainerd Archery Club 3-D shoot, 28 target field round and 28 target animal round; phone 828-7810 or 828-8007
Ervin and Bernette (Mueller) Mickelson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married July 1, 1951, in Brainerd.
Atty Gray and Rory Smith announce their engagement. Parents are Vicki Gray, Brainerd, and Tom Gray, Deerwood, and Vicki Smith and Randy Smith, Tucson, Ariz. A July 14 wedding is planned at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
Trisha Beth DiGiovanni and Oak Warren Plested announce their engagement. Parents are Roy and Patricia DiGiovanni, Motley, and Jean Plested, Brainerd, and Neil Plested, Yukon Territory, Canada. An Aug. 18 wedding is planned at Brainerd Assembly of God Church.
James and Minna Wallin, Brainerd, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 2, 1966, in Brainerd.
Michelle Stebbins and Ronald Ray Jr. announce their engagement. Parents are Richard and Susan Stebbins, Garrison, and Ronald Ray Sr., Brighton, Colo. A July 14 wedding is planned at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo.
The Rev. and Mrs. Mark Boone will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house and a program beginning at 6 p.m. July 8 at the sanctuary of Brainerd Assembly of God Church. They were married June 19, 1976, in Crystal.
Amy Miller and David Bednar announce their engagement. Parents are Mike Miller, White Bear Lake, and the late Geraldine Miller, and Jerry Bednar, Brainerd, and the late Joanne Bednar. An Aug. 25 wedding is planned at St. Mathias Catholic Church.
Jean Miller and the Rev. Earle Tousley were married June 19, 2001, at the Brainerd Heartland Alliance Church with the Rev. Al Klasky officiating.
Norman and Betty Johnson, Brainerd, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were married July 1, 1961, in Brainerd.
Emily DuBois and Tim Amundson were married March 17, 2001, in Duluth with Father Jerry Weiss officiating.
Duane and Nancy Laughton, Brainerd, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at their home in Brainerd. The event is hosted by their children and their families. They were married July 10, 1976.
Graydon "Gary" and Ruth (Bikkie) Hines will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at their home. They were married July 3, 1976, in Brainerd.
Elaine Motzko and Mike Youngquist announce their engagement. Parents are Norbert and Nancy Motzko, Browerville, and Bruce and Carole Youngquist, New Hope. A July 28 wedding is planned at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
More than $6 million approved for disaster relief in last six weeks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- More than $6 million dollars have been approved for disaster assistance in Minnesota in the last six weeks.
'THE PLANE IS LANDING'
ST. PAUL -- In a true-life cliffhanger at the Capitol, the state budget came together Saturday mere hours before the government's authority to spend money was to expire.
A lot of baseball to be played in lakes area this week
Northwoods League Baseball
Local sports shorts
The Baxter Eagles' 13-and-under traveling baseball team competed in a tournament in Marshall June 16th-17th.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation
Baxter Parks & Recreation
Mighty Gulls second baseman slugs his way to top of Northwoods League
Ronnie Seets is a marked man.
Love of the game, not money, rewards Gulls
This is real baseball.
Vikings rookie Michael Bennett resolves Wisconsin court case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Michael Bennett pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge Friday and paid a $1,315 fine to resolve a court case that followed the running back into the draft.
Wild acquire center Sergei Zholtok from Edmonton
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Sergei Zholtok from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for unspecified future considerations, the team announced Friday.
Dukes co-owner to become sales director
DULUTH (AP) -- Duluth-Superior Dukes part-owner Adam Ehlert will join the team's front office as sales director, the team announced Friday.
Allen hits winning homer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Chad Allen was anxious to get back to the big leagues. The Detroit Tigers wish he would have waited.
Applying for Social Security can be done with ease online
Michael Concagh had planned a trek from his Maryland home to the nearest Social Security Administration office for a long chat with an interviewer, so he could get his retirement benefits.
Before you begin, a few safety tips
Instead of putting yourself at the mercy of a repair service ("We'll be there between 9 and 5 on Tuesday"), do-it-yourselfers with even modest experience can tackle a lot of basic repairs on kitchen and laundry appliances.
Analog vs. digital
When George W. Bush accused Al Gore of "analog thinking in a digital age," it made a great sound bite -- or should I say, sound byte.
Sometimes you can fix a stove with your computer
Michael Vines is a dedicated do-it-yourselfer, and he knew exactly what was causing his electric clothes dryer to keep stopping mid-cycle: The drying element thermal connectors were broken, causing the heating element to quickly short out.
Computer energy use no problem
Flick the switch, and the computer powers up. After a while, you don't even think about it, except perhaps to curse at how long it takes.
Microsoft ruling gets mixed reaction from rivals
Around the country Thursday, some high-tech executives were ecstatic about the appeals court decision on the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case. Others were devastated. Many were confused. The only emotion practically everyone seemed to share was fatigue.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Mostly cloudy. A chance of thundershowers southwest and south central. Isolated showers north and east. Highs from 60s northeast to upper 70s south central.
Weather drawing by Brennen Myers of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny northwest. A chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. Warm with highs in the 80s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely from the west...Spreading into the central. Thickening clouds with a chance of thunderstorms east. Highs mainly 75 to 85.
Rainy weather on tap for much of the East and the Northern Plains; calm conditions in West
Showers and storms were forecast to be scattered throughout the East on Saturday, while some severe storms were expected to move through the northern Plains.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly south. Highs from the upper 60s northwest to middle 80s south. Tonight...Partly cloudy and cooler north. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms south...Mainly in the evening. Lows from the middle 40s north to near 60 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms...Mainly during the afternoon. Highs in the 80s.
Jennifer L. Mead, daughter of Todd and Donna Lundberg Nelson, Sartell, and Craig and Mary Mead, Andover, granddaughter of John
There will be an open house/picnic for Lindsey Rae Holien, a recent graduate of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gull Lake Yacht Club.
The Explorers 4-H Club recently met at the First Presbyterian Church. Hosting the meeting was the Green family. Ben Pontius gave the
I would like to express my gratitude for my family, neighbors, friends, volunteers and everyone who assisted me after the tornado hit Wednesday night, June 13.
Milosevic extradition threatens fragile Yugoslav federation
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Politicians from Yugoslavia's smaller republic pledged Saturday to take part in talks to resolve an internal political crisis touched off by Slobodan Milosevic's extradition to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
U.N. chief Annan wins second term amid extravagant praise
UNITED NATIONS -- One admirer has called Kofi Annan "a rock star of international diplomacy." Another says there is "a saint-like sense about him."
Air Force sergeant queried in Okinawa alleged rape
OKINAWA CITY, Japan -- Police spent a second day Saturday questioning a U.S. Air Force sergeant about the alleged rape of a Japanese woman he spent the night drinking with near the American military base on Okinawa.
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