Solara provides a sunny summer drive
It's summer. What better way to make the most of it than to drive a convertible, especially one whose name, Solara, evokes sunshine.
Lower fuel consumption makes rising gas prices moot
WASHINGTON -- Sniff.
Congress eases up on trucking regulations after complaints roll in
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration's bid to change Depression-era regulations that allow tired truckers to stay on the road is in danger of being scuttled by Congress.
Gas saving tips
Not only are many of you choosing to buy gas-guzzlers; but you're also ignoring the common sense of fuel-efficient driving. To wit:
Barstow wants visitors to get their kicks at Route 66 museum
BARSTOW, Calif.-- Gloria Darling ran her hand across black and white pictures, reliving childhood memories of her travels on Route 66.
The 2001 Infiniti QX4: An SUV that delivers wicked pleasures
WASHINGTON -- I recently received a letter from a reader urging me to campaign against the use of sex in selling cars and trucks.
Lutheran Church Sunday
How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done!
Opponents see motto as attempt to reintroduce religion in public schools
DENVER -- Don Swarthout, nondenominational pastor, sees it as an opportunity to give children a moral compass. Opponents say it's a veiled attempt to introduce religion and prayer in public schools.
The neglected freedom
My summer reading reintroduced me to the story of John, a Roman Catholic priest in London.
Supreme Court energizes interreligious abortion debate
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a Nebraska law that banned so-called partial birth abortion has energized interreligious debate.
Stable, two-parent families produce healthiest kids
QUESTION: Why do you think kids are more sexually active today than when I was young? Lust is certainly not new. What is causing this generation to be so promiscuous?
Singing His Praise
Singing His Praise, a mixed vocal ensemble from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Summer's tempting meals can hide dangers for people diagnosed with food allergies. The Food Allergy Network is a source of advice, information, cookbooks and other publications.
Cookbook includes cooking, gadgets, techniques and recipes
NEW YORK -- If every cooking tool mentioned in "The Essential Kitchen'' were in the kitchen, we'd have to cook somewhere else.
Plan ahead for easy meal time
Want to make meal preparation as easy as possible?
VANDALISM -- Whipple Beach was egged, it was reported at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday.
BURGLARIES -- Michael Hart, Baxter, reported Rolling Thunder on Highway 371 had been broken into.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 158, a year ago 197.
Gerald G. Wheeler, 44, and Johanna C. Holden, 74, both of Brainerd.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a small grass fire ignited by the city's fireworks display Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
GARRISON -- Christal Scott, 26, Deerwood, was injured after being hit by a vehicle at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 169 in Garrison, the State Patrol reported.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 300
ONAMIA -- The State Patrol reported one two-vehicle accident at 8:47 a.m. Thursday on Highway 169, one mile south of Onamia.
WALKER -- Judge John P. Smith heard the following case June 29 in Cass County Court:
Rested Woods makes first appearance since U.S. Open victory
LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Tiger Woods knows he had one of those magical, masterful weeks last month when he humbled Pebble Beach and won the U.S. Open.
Study: Combined lifestyle changes best protect women's hearts
A combination of healthy diet, moderate physical exercise, no smoking and limited alcohol consumption can lower women's risk of heart disease by as much as 83 percent and stroke by 75 percent, a study published Thursday reports. .
Scientists urge new fertility approach to reduce multiple birth risk
U.S. doctors should radically alter their treatment strategies if they want to stem the tide of medically risky multiple births without lowering the success of fertility treatments, say a team of New York and Illinois doctors.
Prozac approved for women suffering from PMDD
WASHINGTON -- Prozac, the world's best-known antidepressant, was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration to treat women who suffer from severe mood swings, irritability and various other symptoms before their menstrual periods.
Dress up deck or patio to make nice place to relax
A deck or patio can be a plain, flat outdoor expanse or an inviting retreat as comfortable and attractive as any room indoors. All you need is a spot of shade, a dash of color and a comfy place to sit back and relax.
Make a splash in the garden
Big, beautiful splashes of garden color can be yours -- even if time and space are in short supply. In 2000, great gardening does not mean great spaces or hours of toil.
79,000 bicycle helmets, 2,200 bike trailers recalled
WASHINGTON -- At the height of the summer biking season, two companies are voluntarily recalling about 79,000 bicycle helmets after government regulators found the headgear failed safety tests and would not adequately protect children or adults from serious or fatal head injuries.
Mortgage delinquency rate falls to 28-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The percentage of Americans behind on home mortgage payments during the first three months of the year declined to the lowest level in 28 years, an industry group reported Thursday.
Playtime hits the big time
For Barbara Butler, playhouses are serious business.
Art in the Garden rescheduled to Sunday
Much preparation was done by Encore Arts to present Art in the Garden.
Multiply your perennials as you enjoy their flowers
Here it is summer, with globe thistles, veronica and lilies in full glory. As you enjoy these and other perennials -- flower plants that live year after year -- think about propagating new perennials.
Finish basement to increase space
Question: We are in dire need of more living space, but tight finances precludes buying a larger home or extensive remodeling. We're considering converting our basement for this purpose. What are the biggest drawbacks to this?
Recipe desk turns into computer station
A traditional recipe desk in a busy McLean, Va., kitchen has taken on the role of a full-service computer station.
Need help buying a home?
If savings accounts are nonexistent or checkbook balances barely above minimums, affording a house does not have to be impossible.
Asphalt driveways require routine maintenance
An asphalt driveway needs regular maintenance to protect and preserve it. Cracks invariably develop and must be filled. The entire surface should be sealed every year or two.
Tips to choose right task chair
Your home computer area needs that all-important accessory, the task chair. Consider advice from Barbara Merrill, physical therapist and certified ergonomist of Saratoga, Calif.:
Home with universal design targets easy access
Imagine a house with rooms that can change level and dimensions.
Company recalls 123,000 night lights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A company is recalling 123,000 night lights after government regulators discovered that the faceplates can be broken off, exposing wiring and posing a danger of shock or electrocution, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Meetings slated on Highway 371 corridor plan
As part of the Highway 371 corridor study, neighborhood meetings have been scheduled July 17-20 in Pine River, Cass Lake, Nisswa and Brainerd to help define the goals and policies surrounding the corridor.
Brainerd holds off on approving boundary pact
A boundary agreement between Brainerd and Baxter will be on hold for a while.
Cass discusses zoning complaints
PILLAGER -- Two Cass County Environmental Services employees will evaluate alternatives available to zoning applicants in the future when an application initially has been rejected or is questionable.
WHAT A DOWNPOUR!
Motorists leaving for work this morning may have run into unexpected delays because of a sudden heavy rainfall that left standing water as high as 1 1/2 feet high in some city streets.
Five dogs attack Wayzata man; St. Paul girls wounded in separate attack
PRINCETON (AP) -- A pack of dogs attacked a 73-year-old Wayzata man out for a Fourth of July walk on a rural road, dragging him into a ditch and then attacking a sheriff's deputy who came to help.
Two incuments file for new terms
Two incumbents have filed for area races: Judge Richard Zimmerman and District 5 Crow Wing County Commissioner John Ferrari of Crosby.
Ruffed Grouse Society gives $10,000 to Cass County Land Department
PILLAGER -- The Ruffed Grouse Society has given $10,000 to Cass County Land Department to improve information about forest management patterns and land ownerships in the county.
Montessori schools have long history
Montessori schools have been around for a long time.
Cass to seek proposals to sell bonds for social services building addition
PILLAGER -- The Cass County Board on Wednesday authorized the county staff to seek proposals to sell $1,250,000 bonds to pay for a social services building addition in Walker this year.
Driver's license information to get more protection
ST. PAUL -- Starting next month, driver's license data in Minnesota will be closed to the public unless the license holder checks a box to keep it open, Department of Public Safety officials said Thursday.
Grams files for re-election on opening day
ST. PAUL -- Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer walked U.S. Sen. Rod Grams through the filing process Wednesday on the first day candidates could officially declare their intention to run for congressional, legislative and judicial seats.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Don Johnson was elected chairman of the Brainerd School Board as the gavel passed during the board's annual reorganizational meeting. Johnson, general manager of Consolidated Telephone, replaced outgoing Chairman Wayne Larson.
Herlofsky hired as county administrator
The wait is over for the two men vying to be Crow Wing County's administrator.
Ventura criticizes endorsement of judicial candidates
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura lashed out Thursday at the political parties that endorsed candidates for judicial races, saying the action threatens the fairness and impartiality of Minnesota courts.
ONAMIA -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will hold a ceremony Tuesday to swear in its newly elected chief executive, Melanie Benjamin, and District 1 representative, Sandra Blake.
Crowd creates uproar at CBIR
Upset about the lack of fireworks and a live band at Saturday's races, a crowd of about 300 people at Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway gathered around a large construction pile that was set on fire Saturday.
11 of 12 holiday traffic deaths called preventable
The Minnesota State Patrol said Wednesday that of the 12 people who died in traffic crashes in the state over the Fourth of July weekend, 11 died in crashes that were preventable.
Robert Ferrian hung onto his BMX bicycle as he flew off one of the jumps Thursday afternoon at the Jaycees Park skate park. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Cass reviews proposed mutual aid law enforcement agreement with reservation
PILLAGER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher presented a preliminary draft Wednesday of a proposed mutual aid law enforcement agreement between counties and the Leech Lake Reservation.
In the Brainerd Fourth of July parade results listed on Page 2A Wednesday, Best of Parade should have read that it was awarded to Range Manufacturing and T. Signs, both of Crosby.
Man is charged in wife's death
WALKER -- A 53-year-old Minnetonka man arrested Monday in connection with his wife's death has been formally charged in Cass County District Court.
Hoffa says Teamsters will fight any proposed Northwest-American merger
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Teamsters General President James Hoffa said in a letter to Northwest Airlines flight attendants that they could lose seniority if the airline merges with American Airlines.
Tobacco checks under way in Cass
PILLAGER -- Cass County Health and Human Services Department has begun having youths ages 15 to 17 make tobacco purchases from tobacco license holders in the county.
Christian-oriented school coming
A Montessori school will open in Brainerd this fall.
Cass murder case expected to wrap up within 60 days
WALKER -- Cass County Judge Michael J. Haas said June 29 he expects the murder case against Michael Richard Ebinger, 31, Elk River, to reach a conclusion within 60 days.
Judge throws out Minnesota Medicare lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- Congress, not federal courts, must resolve disputes over Medicare reimbursement rates, a U.S. District Court judge ruled in throwing out a lawsuit by Minnesota's attorney general and a state senior's group.
Sylvan Township residents air neighborhood concerns
PILLAGER -- Residents from the Big Water plat in Sylvan Township north of the Crow Wing River filled Pillager City Hall for the Cass County Board meeting Wednesday night.
Task force still looking for best tower site
As a result of the March 16 public meeting at Breezy Point Resort regarding the proposed placement of a Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System tower in Mission Township of Crow Wing County, a task force was formed in May to search for additional potential sites.
Holiday weekend keeps highway, waterway officers busy
It was a busy Fourth of July weekend for area law enforcement officers.
St. Cloud airport plans could benefit area resorts
A possible addition to the St. Cloud airport could have benefits for area resorts.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Brainerd Water & Light Department officials said Saturday that a ban on watering lawns in the city would be in effect until further notice. This is due to problems with two water pumps.
The Safety and Public Works Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Brainerd City Hall council chambers to discuss annexation with property owners north of the fairgrounds in Oak Lawn Township.
Greg Ramberg, Baxter, launched his fishing boat Wednesday from the Gull Lake public access on County Road 115 as the sun began to set. Ramberg was in search of walleye. He said the night bite has been good lately. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Jim Hill files for second term on county board
Jim Hill, 61, rural Garrison, filed Wednesday for a second term as Crow Wing County commissioner.
Unorganized Territory residents withdraw annexation petitions
Unorganized Territory residents have decided they don't want to go anywhere.
Japanese authorities detect bacteria in milk that sickened more than 11,000
TOKYO -- More than 11,000 people in western Japan were sickened by tainted milk in the country's biggest case of food poisoning in decades, health officials said Thursday.
Cool weather, high gas prices hurt retailers
NEW YORK -- Soaring gas prices soaked up consumers' spare cash, while unseasonably cool weather dampened their enthusiasm for shorts and T-shirts, leaving many retailers with weaker-than-expected sales for the fourth month in a row.
Strong earthquake rattles Nicaragua
VALLE LA LAGUNA, Nicaragua -- An earthquake shook Nicaragua on Thursday, killing two children, injuring dozens and damaging homes in several poor villages east of the capital.
Castro gives medal to Elian's dad, praising him as communist hero
HAVANA -- Praising Elian Gonzalez's father for shunning bribes to defect during his seven-month fight to bring his son back to Cuba, President Fidel Castro awarded him one of Cuba's highest civilian honors, formally making him a modern day communist hero.
Pentagon set for potentially decisive missile defense test
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is counting down to a rocket launch Friday night that could change the course of U.S. defense policy and present the next president with one of the most contentious international arms control debates in decades.
After more than 40 house calls from police and $2,200 in fines for disturbing the peace in Newport Beach, Calif., former basketball star Dennis Rodman has been decreed safe for now from prosecution.
Safety board pins JFK Jr. crash on disorientation
WASHINGTON -- John F. Kennedy Jr. probably became disoriented during a nighttime descent toward Martha's Vineyard last year, losing control of his high-performance aircraft and spiraling into the Atlantic Ocean, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
At home in Texas, Bush's commitment to affordable housing tainted by scandal
As he stood on the tidy front porch of Oberrion Gibson's new house in a run-down section of Battle Creek, Mich., in April, Texas Gov. George W. Bush proclaimed his commitment to making housing affordable for all Americans.
Body of basketball great Erving's son found
SANFORD, Fla. -- The car belonging to the son of basketball great Julius Erving has been pulled out of a pond with a body inside that appears to be that of the troubled teen-ager, authorities said Friday.
Thousands have overpaid on their taxes
WASHINGTON --Thousands of taxpayers were sent IRS notices demanding taxes they'd already paid and thousands of others forfeited their rights to get money back from the government, an independent audit found.
U.N., U.S., France and Catholic church blamed for Rwanda genocide
UNITED NATIONS -- In the broadest investigation of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, an international panel on Friday blamed the U.N. Security Council, the United States, France and the Catholic church for allowing more than 500,000 people to be slaughtered.
NEA softens opposition to 'bonus' pay to reward teachers
CHICAGO -- The nation's largest teachers' union took a step closer Wednesday to ending its a century-old resistance to paying teachers for performance, instead of just seniority. But the union refused to embrace a proposal to base pay on how well students perform on tests.
Starr spokesman ordered to stand trial for criminal contempt
WASHINGTON -- Kenneth Starr's former spokesman faces trial next week in a battle over news leaks during the Monica Lewinsky investigation that until now was fought mostly in secret.
Family hopes guilty verdict in quads mother's death sends message on domestic violence
SAN ANTONIO -- Sheila Bellush's family hopes the guilty verdict in her ex-husband's murder-for-hire trial will send a strong message about the horrors of domestic violence.
Heat wave swelters southeastern Europe
ATHENS, Greece -- High temperatures seared southeastern Europe on Thursday, the hottest day for most of the region in a heat wave that has left at least 23 dead and sent thermometers climbing to 113 degrees.
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'' has fifth, sixth big winners
NEW YORK -- They're writing checks furiously over at ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.''
Austria approves compensation fund for WWII slave laborers
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Austria's parliament unanimously approved a $415 million fund Friday to compensate aging victims who were forced into hard labor by the Nazis during World War II.
Shoplifting death protested
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Some shoppers at Fairlane Town Center say personal experience leaves no doubt that a man who died during a struggle with mall security guards was targeted because he was black.
Tracking a new image
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak, as part of a new campaign to revitalize its image and improve its bottom line, Thursday announced a series of customer service initiatives that includes a promise to passengers that if they aren't satisfied with a trip, they will receive a ''no questions asked'' certificate for future travel worth the same amount as their ticket.
GAO: Mutual fund investors should get specific quarterly data on fees
WASHINGTON -- Mutual fund companies should be required to give investors clear, specific information each quarter on the fees they're paying, congressional investigators are telling the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Guard charged in shoplifting death
DETROIT -- A private security guard has been charged in a black man's shopping mall death that protesters suggest had racial overtones.
Hijacker explodes grenade, wounding 15, before being killed in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan -- A gunman attempted to hijack a Syria-bound jetliner late Wednesday and divert it to Germany, exploding a grenade that wounded 15 passengers before security guards killed him, authorities said.
Father gets life terms in deaths of three children
McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) -- A man who claimed he was in ''a mystical state'' when he slit the throats of his three young children was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Cass board to receive recommendations on CSAH 50 improvements at July 19 meeting
PILLAGER -- Cass County commissioners will wait until their July 19 meeting to receive recommendations from County Engineer David Enblom on County State Aid Highway 50 road improvements.
Gore stands to benefit from teachers' aversion to vouchers
CHICAGO -- For most of her 33 years as a teacher, Lucile Demanski has confined her political activity to local votes on school tax issues, and her role in the teachers union to promoting the public schools in the Detroit suburb where she has spent her entire career.
N.H. court crisis escalates with impeachment vote by panel
CONCORD, N.H. -- The chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court is one step closer to losing his job in the face of alleged ethics violations.
High court ruling spurs protest of Boy Scouts
BALTIMORE -- Gay rights advocates rallied Wednesday at the local headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America, protesting the organization's policy against gay members and Scout leaders and promising a national day of protest later this summer.
New jobless claims down last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week -- after rising the previous two weeks -- leaving claims hovering in a range suggesting that employers are scrambling for workers.
Opposition within OPEC mounts to Saudi plan to pump more oil
LONDON -- Oil prices fell 6 percent Wednesday as traders dismissed attempts by OPEC members to dissuade Saudi Arabia from its plan to unilaterally pump an additional 500,000 barrels of crude per day.
Lawton awed to be All-Star
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins outfielder Matt Lawton, selected to his first All-Star game on Wednesday, said he might have a small problem when he gets to Atlanta for the game.
Playoff regulars perk up
If the playoffs started Thursday, none of the AL teams who made it last year would be playing to get to the World Series.
There's no place like home
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- ''I'm staying.''
Fred Lane dies in fatal shooting after domestic dispute with wife
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- No charges have been filed in the shooting death of NFL running back Fred Lane, although investigators determined his wife shot him during a domestic dispute.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Dave King's Canadian national teams were packed with enthusiastic overachievers who frequently surpassed expectations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even as his baseball career reached its peak, Orel Hershiser already was looking ahead to when he walked off the mound for the final time.
Rafter defeats Agassi
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Patrick Rafter overcame the blistering returns and passing shots of Andre Agassi to win in five sets Friday and become the first Australian to reach the men's final at Wimbledon in 13 years.
Iowa coach reprimanded
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA reprimanded Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy on Thursday for his temper tantrum at the end of the Cyclones' Midwest Regional Final loss to Michigan State.
Voltchkov surprise semifinalist at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Vladimir Voltchkov wears borrowed shorts and donated shoes. He learned to play tennis outside a car factory in Minsk. He has a world ranking of 247.
Judge sets trial date, orders evaluation for man accused in killing Timberwolves player
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge on Thursday set a trial date and ordered a competency test for the man accused of killing Minnesota Timberwolves player Malik Sealy in a wrong-way crash.
Gonzalez fifth player to hit for cycle this season
At this rate, baseball will have more cyclists than that tour in France.
Twins rally in ninth falls one short
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Boston's Paxton Crawford, making just his second major league start, still looked better than Brad Radke, Minnesota's new $36 million man.
Seattle storms past Lynx
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The expansion Seattle Storm will take a 3-13 record into Houston on Thursday night to play the three-time WNBA champs.
Semifinal match belongs to big sister
WIMBLEDON, England -- Despite the frenzied tabloid buildup, the sudden influx of celebrity well-wishers, the sports psychodrama, the meeting of sisters Venus and Serena Williams ultimately came down to this:
Sox unlikely heroes batter Twins 11-8
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Boston Red Sox are finally enjoying a big week offensively.
Wesley to be tried on racing charges in Phills death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Hornets guard David Wesley denied Thursday that he and teammate Bobby Phills were racing in the moments before Phills was killed in a head-on crash near their practice arena.
Wild announce schedule, sign former Gopher
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild will open their inaugural season Oct. 6 at Anaheim, returning for their home opener Oct. 11 against Philadelphia.
Elmer L. Schneider
PUYALLUP, Wash. --Elmer LeRoy Schneider, 83, Puyallup, Wash., formerly of Randall, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Puyallup.
Matilda 'Tillie' Satovich
CROSBY -- Matilda "Tillie" Satovich, 83, Crosby, died today, Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
James 'Jim' A. Berger
James "Jim" A. Berger, 61, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center Hospice.
STAPLES -- Norman Harkcom, 61, Staples, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his home.
James 'Jim' A. Berger
James "Jim" A. Berger, 61, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at home.
Raymond C. Isackson
MERRIFIELD -- Raymond C. Isackson, 78, Merrifield and Nokomis, Fla., died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ernest W. Beck
NEVIS --Ernest William Beck, 93, Nevis, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Heritage Living Center of Park Rapids.
HACKENSACK -- Edward Skrypek, 41, Hackensack, died Monday, July 3, 2000, near Jenkins.
Leona A. Morgan
Leona A. Morgan, 81, Brainerd, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Joanne M. Casey
SARTELL -- Joanne M. Casey, 65, Sartell, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at the Country Manor in Sartell.
LITTLE FALLS --Minnetta Kloek, 52, Little Falls, died Monday, July 3, 2000.
Sophie B. Treichler
Sophie B. Treichler, 88, Brainerd, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Pauline 'Polly' Krych
PIERZ -- Pauline "Polly" Krych, 79, Pierz, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa of Pierz.
Leona A. Morgan
Leona A. Morgan, 81, Brainerd, died today, Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Katherine M. Dosh
Katherine M. Dosh, 86, Brainerd, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Michael J. 'Teemsy' Teems
PEQUOT LAKES -- Michael J. "Teemsy" Teems, 40, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital as the result of a motorcycle-deer accident.
Bettie R. Smith
GRANTS PASS, Ore. --Bettie Ruth Smith, 76, Grants Pass, Ore., died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her home.
PIERZ --Pauline Krych, 79, Pierz, died today, Thursday, July 6, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa of Pierz.
Viola 'Vi' E. Kastner
LITTLE FALLS -- Viola "Vi" E. Kastner, 80, Little Falls, formerly of the Platte River Estates in rural Pierz, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at her home.
Mexico - Dispatch Editorial
Sunday's victory by National Action Party presidential candidate Vicente Fox in Mexico's presidential election was nothing short of stunning.
Early this spring among other things I bought two Cascading Petunia baskets. They were a deep reddish purple in color.
A country that needs a break
In the second month after Israel withdrew unilaterally from southern Lebanon, the border is quiet but the future is uncertain. Israel's threat to hold Syria, the continuing occupier of Lebanon, accountable for any guerrilla attacks has created a fragile deterrence. Whether a broader peace can be established across the Israeli-Lebanese border is now being tested.
Americans had some spectacular news to celebrate over the Fourth of July weekend: the triumph of democracy in Mexico.
Great actor - Dispatch Editorial
Walter Matthau as a Minnesotan?
I applaud Jodie Tweed for writing an article on parade safety. She is right: Something should be done to protect our children at events such as this. However, I am appalled and offended she felt it necessary through her article to air her personal problems. Her
Teachers and education reform
The following editorial appeared in the June 30 Washington Post:
Jeff Gordon getting used to fewer boos, fewer victories
Jeff Gordon knows nothing lasts forever -- not even the boos.
No more supersub
The only one who always believed in Roberto Moreno was the driver himself.
ST. CLOUD --Ultimate Sports of Waite Park scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Brainerd Braves 5-4 in exhibition amateur baseball Wednesday.
Anniversary prompts celebrating the best of the Minnesota Twins
With Brad Radke signed for four more years at $36 million can a $50 million contract for Eric Milton and a new Twins stadium be far behind?
Brainerd Legion baseball team defeats Sartell
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Legion baseball team scored four runs in the seventh inning Thursday to overcome a deficit and beat Sartell 10-8.
Five Gulls named to All-Star team
Five position players from the Brainerd Mighty Gulls were named Wednesday to the 2000 Northwoods League All-Star Game.
Northwoods League Baseball
Northwoods League Baseball
St. Cloud mightier than Brainerd in Northwoods action
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls managed only four hits off St. Cloud River Bats starter Tod Ewasko Thursday as they fell 6-2 in Northwoods League play.
Pitcher energizes Gulls
Mark Hanrahan is the Energizer Bunny of the Northwoods League. His arm keeps going and going and going.
Book details blunders that made war even more hellish
In "Fatal Decisions: Errors and Blunders in World War II'' (Naval Institute Press, $34.95), British war historian Edmund Blandford casts an impartial eye on some of the tragic military blunders made by both sides in World War II.
Band to perform gospel, bluegrass concert in park
LITTLE FALLS -- At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Crow Wing String Band will perform a concert at Maple Island Park in Little Falls as part of the Great River Arts Association's summer Concerts in the Park series.
It was a musical celebration
The July 4th Celebration wouldn't seem complete without a walk down memory lane with one of rock music's all-time favorite headliners.
Take me out to those ballparks
The memory of place is a strong one, especially in childhood. And for many Americans, one of the quintessential places to remember is where we watched baseball being played.
NBC News is finally set to air the Geraldo Rivera program on teen-age drug and alcohol that is supposed to include segments from the Brainerd area.
It wasn't hard to convince Mel Gibson to be voice of rooster
NEW YORK -- Snagging Mel Gibson for the role of flirtatious rooster Rocky in ''Chicken Run'' was easy.
Here's information to know if you plan to attend Moondance Jam
WALKER -- This week's Moondance Jam electronic newsletter required 12 pages to print, about three times the norm, a clear indication that the outdoor classic rock festival is just around the corner.
Gospel Night draws 800 for Legacy Five
The Legacy Five gave a rousing performance Monday, thrilling a Gospel Night crowd of 800 in Tornstrom Auditorium.
Fourth of July offered full plate of arts, music
Grandpa Grumbles (Jacob Iten) said, "I think I could die," as he acted out a short play at the Washington Middle School Puppet and Mask Theatre exhibit Saturday at Arts in the Park. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Singer-songwriter pair to perform all week in Breezy Point
BREEZY POINT -- A pair of singer-songwriters who say they take their musical inspiration from Jimmy Buffett and Harry Chapin open Monday for a weeklong run at Breezy Point Resort's Dockside Bar.
Weekly charts for the nation's most popular videos as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission:
'Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle' should entertain kids and adults
Moose and squirrel, comrades.
Improvisational comedy for mature audiences to open Friday at CLC
An improvisational comedy show opens Friday in the Bob Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College, but think of it as a show for the late night crowd.
In last Thursday's Tempo section, the wrong location was g
Rhythm of the Rails variety show opens July 13
This summer's edition of Rhythm of the Rails variety show will open July 13 for a seven-performance run at its Front Street stage in downtown Brainerd.
Great American Think-Off discussion continues
NEW YORK MILLS -- Several weeks after the Great American Think-Off, people are still talking and thinking about this year's question, "Is Democracy Fair?"
Publishers Weekly best sellers
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in next week's issue of Billboard magazine.
'Perfect Storm' breezes to No. 1 at box office
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney's ''The Perfect Storm'' blew Mel Gibson out of the water at the box office over the weekend.
Village grows tired of raising neighbors' misbehaving child
DEAR ABBY: I can relate to ''Had It in Houston'' regarding their neighbor's unruly, undisciplined child.
'Survivor 2' may debut after Super Bowl in January
We have learned "Survivor 2'' will debut right after the Super Bowl in January.
Summertime, and the readin' is easy
No matter where your warm-weather plans take you -- the back yard, the beach, a motor trip to the mountains or a flight abroad -- a book can be a welcome companion.
'The Perfect Storm' not quite a perfect movie
Look beyond the eye-popping, bone-chilling ocean-in-hurricane footage and the film version of "The Perfect Storm" slumbers in dead calm.
For week of July 6-12; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Tonight...Increasing clouds. A 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm towards daybreak. Lows near 60. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
Around the world
Amsterdam 68 56 cdy
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 73 53 cdy
Everybody's going swimming
Weather drawing by John Kropp of Mrs. Pelto's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Lilly Anderson of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Around the nation
Albany,N.Y. 78 49 clr
Tonight...Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower to middle 60s. Wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph.
Around the world
Amsterdam 65 53 cdy
Weight-loss shower brings flood of response
DEAR ABBY: A woman wrote to ask you what you thought of the idea of a weight-loss shower for someone who had just shed 30 pounds. The ''catch'' to this shower was that the guests bring monetary gifts so the hostess could buy a new wardrobe to fit her smaller figure.
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
North-South: Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 55.5; and Cliff and LuVerne Johnson, 53. East-West: Ed Abt and Bob McClellan, 59.5; and Al and Carol Kline, 55.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- ''Jaws'' author Peter Benchley joined a conservation group in calling for an end to industrial practices that kill more than 100 million sharks and shark-like fish annually worldwide.
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