Three of four small SUVS get poor rating in bumper tests
WASHINGTON -- Bumpers on three of four small sport utility vehicles performed poorly in 5 mph crash tests performed by the insurance industry, according to results released Tuesday.
Ford recalls Thunderbird
As if delaying the launch of its long-anticipated Thunderbird for several months last year because of quality glitches wasn't enough of a headache, Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall of 16,500 of the cars to fix a potential problem with the driver's seat belt.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Zoom, zoom ... zzz
The Chevrolet Camaro is a 35-year-old teen-ager born and reared on the wrong side of the tracks. It's going to die that way. It goes out of production at the end of the 2002 model year.
Lexus tries its hand at movie stardom
It's 2054 and Officer John Anderton, on the run from fellow cops, is fleeing in a wall-crawling magnetic-levitation car.
Subaru Forester comfortable, not quirky
Being trendy isn't easy. It takes time and energy -- not to mention nonstop interest -- to stay abreast of the latest fashion. And there's always the risk of being odd.
Incentive fever returns to auto retailing
If you've been waiting, it's time to start shopping.
It's what's inside that counts
The automotive interior, once relegated to beginners in the styling center, is becoming the designer's new frontier.
Getting courses accepted can be tough for students transferring to four-year colleges
Gregory Spon was a drafting student at Pittsburgh Technical Institute when he decided to move on to a four-year college and earn a bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture. He got a nasty surprise.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 183, a year ago 212.
Farm Service Agency announces critical deadline
The Farm Service Agency announced a critical deadline for farm programs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 223, a year ago 202.
Write your federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
DNR warns of fire danger for holiday
While the fire danger has been low for a while, there is the potential it could increase during the remainder of this week, said Mark Mortensen, DNR program forester.
BAXTER -- The Baxter Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at Highways 210 and 371 in Baxter.
BAXTER -- A 7-year-old boy started a grass fire Tuesday from a sparkler he stole at a convenience store, said Baxter Police Capt. Dale Walz.
Gas line cut
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Friday to a gas line cut on Laurel Street at the Lakes Country Journal's new office.
Crow Wing County United Way will host a benefit at the Legacy Courses at Cragun's the week of July 8-13.
Shep's on 6th wrapped up the first-half championship in the men's Twilight Golf League at Pine Meadows June 27 with a 7-5 victory over Deerwood Bank.
Golden Eagle offers picturesque play, drastic elevation changes
FIFTY LAKES -- "It's too far away."
Kim Larson of Grand View Lodge shot 75 at the Lake City Country Club to advance to the 99th Minnesota Golf Association's Amateur Championship.
A second lesson
The results of my golf lessons are slowing taking shape. I was able to reach two of my goals -- breaking 50 for nine holes and 100 for 18 holes.
More research in heart patients questions hormones benefits
CHICAGO -- Long-term hormone use doesn't reduce heart attack risks in postmenopausal women with heart disease and may increase their chances of developing blood clots and gallbladder disease, new research suggests.
BOSTON -- To doctors' amazement, experimental new medicines are rescuing people from the brink of blindness so they can read and drive and sometimes even regain perfect vision.
Prostate cancer test may be leading to unnecessary treatment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many men over 60 are receiving unnecessary surgery and other treatments for prostate cancer even though the disease is unlikely to progress far enough to cause health problems, according to one analysis.
Northland residents flood Ohio 8-year old with postcards
DULUTH (AP) -- Earlier this spring, Ben Kinsel got some postcards from Duluth.
CLC-UND sign major transfer agreement
Central Lakes College students soon will find their graduation credits transferring to the University of North Dakota for degrees in any of 35 majors.
Fire station, pizza chain team up for fire prevention
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- A caravan pulls up outside your house. A uniformed crew steps out and approaches.
GARRISON -- The Mille Lacs Lake Lions and the Garrison Lions recently had 5M9 District Gov. Bob Beard visit their clubs to install newly elected officers.
State highway information is just three digits away
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state of Minnesota has broadened a program that makes highway travel information more accessible.
Youth As Resources receives training, funds three youth projects
Youth As Resources of Crow Wing County recently received its second annual training sponsored by the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.
Lakeshore: An endangered habitat
One of the most endangered natural habitats in Minnesota is native lakeshore.
'Thank a Farmer for Pizza'
Lowell Elementary School summer school students in Brainerd have turned into farmers.
Hyatt named Mrs. Crow Wing County International
Michelle Hyatt was named Mrs. Crow Wing County International Year 2003 and will represent the county at the Year 2003 Mrs. Minnesota Inter-national Pageant on March 15 and 16 in St. Cloud.
I spent my summer vacation as a dock kid
LAKE SHORE -- Two adolescent boys sprawled across a dock at the Bar Harbor Supper Club one recent Sunday with their arms and heads dangling over the water. One dropped pieces of bread into the water while the other grabbed at the fish surfacing for food. A third boy dipped a fishing line into the three-foot water.
Minnesotans prefer university academics over athletics, poll says
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans put more value on academics and research at the University of Minnesota than they do on athletics, a new poll indicates.
Baxter teacher's board game marketed with emphasis on fun, as well as learning
Fossil Island is a place where children can have fun and learn. It's a board game invented by a teacher, created from a perceived need for learning materials that would actively engage students.
Board declares Shingobee Island sewer system insufficient for restaurant
WALKER -- The Cass County Board passed resolutions Tuesday to declare Shingobee Island sewer system insufficient to handle the proposed Shimer restaurant and to assume management of the system until the Shimers' lawsuit is concluded.
All 5 Cass commissioners file
WALKER -- All five Cass County commissioners filed for re-election this year.
Board to tour garbage transfer station on Aug. 6
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will tour the county garbage transfer station north of Pine River at 5 p.m. Aug. 6.
Cass will establish a dive team with Hubbard County
WALKER -- Cass County will establish a dive team collaboratively with Hubbard County.
More funds on way
WALKER -- School districts, cities, townships and Cass County all will receive additional receipts from the state tax forfeited reforestation fund this year, because the county sold leased lots on Long Lake.
Area skier making waves
Everyone, at one point in their lives, has strapped on a pair of water skis and has been pulled, or dragged, around a lake.
Bay Lake area homes will be part of a home tour for the first time to raise money for a Cuyuna Range charity. Look for the story Friday in the Housing section.
Cities group weighed
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will invite city officials from the 14 municipalities in the county to a 6:30 to 8 p.m. meeting Aug. 22 at Pine River Community Resource Center to consider forming a Cass County Association of Cities.
Baxter amends city code on single-family residences
BAXTER -- A certificate of occupancy will no longer be required for Baxter residents who've lived in their home before Jan. 1, 2001.
Veteran county department heads file
Four veteran Crow Wing County Department heads and one incumbent commissioner were first-day filers for political office in Crow Wing County today.
This was Brainerd
JULY 3 - 20 years ago (1982) - George Nichols of Crosby, recently took first place in the National Chef Boyardee Pizza Cook-off Contest with the recipe for "Roller Coaster Pizza."
Fourteen kids ages 12 to 14 are spending their summer vacations working on the docks at Bar Harbor in Lake Shore. Look for the story Wednesday in Neighbors.
Auditor cites inadequate protection from identity theft
WALKER -- Cass County Recorder Katie Norby informed the Cass County Board on Tuesday that some documents being filed in Minnesota counties contain Social Security numbers.
Council to apply for grant
Brainerd will be taking part in the Initiative Foundation's Healthy Communities Partnership Program.
Confidence Learning Center director Bob Slaybaugh (left) performed the "chicken dance" with Russ Gilbertson at the Right Friends Picnic at the camp Monday night. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Firefighters battle heat, flames in NE Brainerd house fire
Firefighters battled a blaze and oppressive heat Monday night after being called to a house fire in northeast Brainerd.
Striving for development, LF council creates three new business districts
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls City Council isn't waiting for economic development to happen, it is creating business opportunities.
Reward offered for information on fire
Investigators are still seeking tips on individuals seen near the area of the Barrows fire that started May 31.
Cass continues capital improvement plan hearing
WALKER -- The Cass County Board continued a public hearing Tuesday to Aug. 6 on the county capital improvement plan.
Council OKs building plans, seeks bonds
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved building improvements and requested the Brainerd Economic Development Authority issue revenue bonds not to exceed $4,425,000 to pay for them.
July 4 events listed
Aitkin's Fourth of July Neighborhood Party sponsored by the Aitkin Chamber of Commerce will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Aitkin City Park next to Rippleside Elementary School.
For the first time in more than 60 years, Minnesotans can buy, sell and use fireworks.
Dewes, Klang file for county posts
Two more Crow Wing County candidates joined the ranks of candidates today as Commissioner Gil Dewes filed for re-election to his District 4 seat and Deputy Eric Klang filed for sheriff.
Due to incorrect information provided The Dispatch, the names of Roy and Gerry Starkey were misspelled Monday on Page 6A in Extra Credit.
Cass to submit warranty claim for air conditioning
WALKER -- Cass County will submit a warranty claim for the air conditioning system at the Health and Human Services building.
Examples of legal fireworks
* Wire or wood sparklers and other sparkling items that are nonexplosive and nonaerial.
Cass to study airport participation
WALKER -- The Cass County Board will name an airport committee of the board to consider the county's participation in one or more major neighboring airports as regional facilities.
This was Brainerd
JULY 2 - 20 years ago (1982) - A total of 38 building permits, the highest number of permits ever issued in one month, were recorded in Brainerd.
Plat for Baxter apartment project revived
BAXTER -- A planned unit development plat on Clearwater Road approved more than a year ago, but since voided, is back to the starting point.
Despite suit, council still contracts with Peterson Towing for towing needs
Despite being sued by Peterson Towing, the city of Brainerd has contracted with the company to handle the city's towing needs.
Beating the heat
Libby Borash of Baxter sat in the cool water of Whipple Lake on Monday to keep cool in the 90-degree heat. Libby and her parents, Amy and Dave Borash, were among the crowds of people who headed to area beaches Monday. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
All American baseball
An American flag painted on the grass west of Brainerd High School provided a fitting background for Brainerd American Legion second baseman Mark Germain in Monday's game against Little Falls.
33 Superfund cleanups hit slowdown
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has slowed the cleanup of 33 highly contaminated hazardous waste sites due to funding shortfalls, according to a new report to Congress from the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general.
Arizona's biggest fire 80 percent contained; local tensions after Indian accused
CIBECUE, Ariz. (AP) -- Firefighters have gained the upper hand on the largest wildfire in Arizona history, but tensions remain high between white Arizonans and the area's White Mountain Apaches after a member of the tribe was accused of starting the fire.
New jobless claims hit low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment insurance fell to its lowest point in 15 months, suggesting that the pace of layoffs is stabilizing.
Judge: Federal death penalty is unconstitutional
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. trial judge in New York said Monday that the federal death penalty is unconstitutional because there is an "unacceptably high" risk that an innocent person will be executed.
Two America West pilots allegedly drunk before jetliner takeoff arrested
MIAMI (AP) -- A Phoenix-bound jetliner was preparing for takeoff with 124 passengers aboard when officials called it back to the terminal and arrested both pilots for allegedly being drunk in the cockpit.
Government sees no exact threat but will step up security for 4th of July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Combat jets will patrol the skies over New York, Washington and other U.S. cities Thursday as part of the government's beefed-up security for Fourth of July celebrations.
Security tests reveal serious gaps at 32 major airports
WASHINGTON -- Fake guns, bombs and other weapons got past security screeners almost one-fourth of the time at 32 major airports last month, a Transportation Security Administration official said Monday.
WorldCom CEO raises possibility of more layoffs
WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of WorldCom Inc. is raising the possibility of more layoffs as the company struggles to avoid bankruptcy and cooperates with government investigators probing nearly $4 billion in accounting improprieties.
More than 80 servicemen at Camp Lejeune busted during drug probe
RALEIGH, N.C. -- One of the largest military drug investigations in recent years has led to the conviction of more than 80 Marines and sailors at Camp Lejeune for using and selling Ecstasy, cocaine, LSD and methamphetamine.
No indictment in FBI shooting of unarmed, innocent man in face
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A grand jury decided not to indict an FBI agent for mistakenly shooting an unarmed, innocent man in the face.
Aniston settles topless sunbathing photo lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With husband Brad Pitt at her side, "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston on Tuesday settled her privacy lawsuit against two magazines that published photographs of her sunbathing topless in her back yard.
Messier, head of Vivendi Universal, resigns
Bowing to pressure from angry shareholders and a disillusioned board of directors, Jean-Marie Messier resigned as head of Vivendi Universal SA Tuesday, leaving the world's second-largest media conglomerate heavily in debt and without a clear vision for its future.
Bush says U.S. will try to end stalemate over international court
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Bush said he would keep looking for a way to resolve a dispute with allies over the world's first permanent war crimes court as a deadline neared for continued peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.
Jazz great Ray Brown dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned a half century, died in his sleep Tuesday in Indianapolis. He was 75.
Fossett completes solo quest in balloon
KALGOORLIE, Australia (AP) -- American adventurer Steve Fossett drifted into aviation history Tuesday, becoming the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world.
Commemorative license plate honors heroes, victims of Sept. 11th
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- As more red, white, and blue come out for the Fourth of July, thousands of Virginia drivers are making plans to keep those colors on their cars permanently.
Sharon Osbourne has cancer surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sharon Osbourne, wife of British rocker Ozzy Osbourne and star of the MTV reality show "The Osbournes," is set to undergo surgery Wednesday for a treatable cancer, her publicist said.
Central Texas awash in floods, three dead
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- After days of pummeling central and south Texas, a slow-moving storm system responsible for at least three deaths moved to the west after its floodwaters turned scores of communities into virtual islands.
Venus Williams sails into semifinals
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Venus Williams swept to another easy straight-set victory Tuesday as she moved into the semifinals and closer to her third straight Wimbledon title.
Rain continues to plague Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Wimbledon played another soggy waiting game Wednesday as rain delayed the start of play for the third day in a row.
Selection second-guessing sours Brenly's All-Star experience
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly says that the difficulty of selecting the pitchers and reserves for the National League and the criticism that followed has soured his first experience as an All-Star manager.
Going, going, gone
Baseball's hitters got a head start on the Home Run Derby.
After a month of surprises, Brazil is back on top
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Senegal wasn't supposed to beat France. The United States wasn't supposed to scare the soccer powers. And Brazil, mighty Brazil, wasn't supposed to run off with the World Cup.
Joe Popowski, 87, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at home.
Amanda J. Peterson
Amanda June Peterson, 80, Brainerd, died Monday, July 1, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Larry L. Brill
STAPLES -- Larry L. Brill, 60, Staples, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Mary Rondorf Retirement Home in Staples.
Steve J. Mueller
BUCKMAN -- Steve J. Mueller, 81, Buckman, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at the Pierz Villa.
John B. Rengal
STAPLES -- John B. Rengal, 86, Staples, died today, July 3, 2002, at home.
Victor M. Elvester
Victor M. Elvester, 78, Brainerd, died Sunday, June 30, 2002.
STAPLES -- Mabel Chipman, 97, Staples, died Friday, June 28, 2002, in Fergus Falls.
Mayme E. Manlick
LITTLE FALLS -- Mayme Ellen Manlick, 84, Little Falls, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Richard L. McPherson
BAXTER -- Richard L. McPherson, 77, Baxter, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Generally, superstores are much larger than the discount centers that Brainerd area shoppers are familiar with and they include a full line of grocery goods as well as the more traditional discount center products.
Bring back the Superfund tax
This editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
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Of wildfires and trust
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:
New fire station
There's no question the population growth and commercial development in the Brainerd lakes area has justified the building of an additional remote fire hall.
I was born on June 14, 1777.
The Fourth of July is coming, and with it an excessive display of obnoxiously loud fireworks. I imagine this year will be something even bigger, in order to fight terrorism.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Out of hospital, into winner's circle
Talk about a comeback.
Firefighter killed in accident
ESKO (AP) -- An Esko volunteer firefighter was killed Monday when he was hit by a car on the interstate south of Duluth, where he and others were fighting a car fire.
Former Lund Boats exec pleads guilty to embezzlement
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former chief financial officer for Lund Boats pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $14 million from the company over an 18-year period.
Minnesota names first woman to lead medical school
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota named Deborah E. Powell as dean of its medical school, the first woman and first outsider to lead the school.
Armed thief hits Wadena Subway
WADENA -- A person wearing all black clothing and brandishing a handgun robbed the Subway restaurant today in Wadena, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wife of firefighter was on scene, kept helping others
ESKO, Minn. (AP) -- As volunteer firefighter Kim Granholm lay dying Monday near a burning car that was struck by another, his wife, also a volunteer firefighter, kept working to save other victims.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Warrior 10-under baseball team won the Brainerd Invitational tournament last weekend and earned a trip to the Minnesota Sports Federation state tournament July 19-21 at Lakeville.
Mighty Gulls pound Woodchucks 7-2
Fans on the sports deck at Mills Field had a grand time Monday but Brainerd Mighty Gulls catcher John Purdom had the grandest time of all.
Brainerd Legion sweeps Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The Brainerd American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from Bemidji Tuesday night.
Woodchucks ground Mighty Gulls 3-1
All Brainerd Mighty Gulls pitcher Bryan Beck can do is shrug his shoulders.
California athlete enjoys Mighty Gulls experience
Most athletes playing baseball in the Northwoods League dream of competing in the major leagues.
Northwoods League Baseball
Ninth-inning rally propels Brainerd over Little Falls
The Brainerd Legion baseball team is thanking its lucky stars that Monday night's game against Little Falls was nine innings instead of the usual seven.
Northwoods League Baseball
Wild names Stewart assistant coach
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild named former player Cam Stewart as assistant coach for the team's American Hockey League affiliate Houston Aeros.
Lynx shocks Detroit in overtime 85-80
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Katie Smith scored a season-high 28 points, including seven in overtime, leading the Minnesota Lynx over the Detroit Shock 85-80 Monday night.
Hunter's glove, Mientkiewicz's bat lead to Twins win in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Torii Hunter showed again why he's an All-Star.
Miami's Maturi named finalist for Minnesota AD job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Miami of Ohio athletics director Joel Maturi will likely be the next sports chief at the University of Minnesota.
NCAA adds two years to Minnesota probation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA on Tuesday added two years to the University of Minnesota's probation and cut one scholarship for rule-breaking in the women's basketball program.
Saenz's pinch-hit, ninth-inning homer lifts Athletics over Twins
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- This time, the wait was worth it for Olmedo Saenz.
Szczerbiak to seek maximum six-year deal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Wally Szczerbiak made the All-Star team last season and now he wants the contract to match.
What digital divide?
LOS ANGELES -- Researchers mining the data from their survey of 2,000 U.S. households recently came across an interesting fact about the "digital divide": There isn't one. Or, at least, the divide that once was clear seems to be disappearing.
Flowers bloomed in Cass County.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce has raised $7,200 toward its $15,000 goal to build a gazebo south of the chamber building on Main Street.
Pequot man tours western United States on his Harley Davidson motorcycle
PEQUOT LAKES -- Fred Haeg returned to his residence west of Pequot Lakes the night of June 19 after racking up what he described as a few miles on his 1990 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail.
Museum plans tribute to famous 'Lady of the Lake'
ON RAINY LAKE (AP) -- Since 1932, a beautiful woman has lured unsuspecting visitors to a certain spot on Rainy Lake.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms central and south. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to around 90 south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to around 90.
State forecast for South Dakota
Severe thunderstorm watch parts of northeast and east central until 3 pm...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of thunderstorms southwest this afternoon. Highs in the 80s to near 90.
Weather drawing by Sean McAllister of Mrs. Ruen's first grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 95.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms north this morning. Partly sunny south with a chance of mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Turning less humid north. Highs in the 80s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Hot and humid. Partly cloudy with highs from 85 to 95.
Weather drawing by Megan Marlatt of Mrs. Gramer's second grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly or mostly sunny with a chance of showers or thunderstorms north and central. Highs in the mid 80s to low 90s.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers west and central and a chance of thunderstorms extreme south central this morning. Highs in the 80s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. A chance of showers and thunderstorms south. Highs in the 80s.
Officials: U.S. plane opened fire in Afghanistan because crew spotted ground fire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. warplane that may have been responsible for dozens of civilian casualties in southern Afghanistan attacked several sites where the crew or its American ground spotters saw what they believed was anti-aircraft artillery fire, U.S. officials said.
Israel agrees to ease curfews if Palestinian areas are calm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government approved a plan Wednesday to lift daytime curfews in Palestinian areas that are quiet and may also allow as many as 5,000 Palestinians to enter Israel to work.
Swiss say collision-warning system was undergoing maintenance at time of plane crash that killed 71
UEBERLINGEN, Germany -- Swiss authorities said a collision-warning system was out of service in the Zurich tower when it took control of a Russian airliner and a cargo jet shortly before they collided at 35,000 feet, killing 71 people, mostly children headed for an end-of-school beach holiday.
Russian jet filled with children collides with cargo plane; all believed dead
UEBERLINGEN, Germany (AP) -- More than 50 Russian children headed for dream beach vacation in Spain were among more than 70 people killed when their chartered Tupelov airliner slammed into a cargo plane at 36,000 feet over southern Germany, officials said Tuesday.
U.S. planes bomb Afghan civilians, scores killed
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's new regime was looking for answers Tuesday to why U.S. planes bombed a central Afghan village, killing scores of people.
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