MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 247, a year ago 255.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
A 36-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Friday for making three bomb threats at Chas Levy Circulating Co. last week.
The Brainerd Fire Department Saturday responded to a hay bale fire on County Road 121 in St. Mathias Township.
Joshua M. Fordyce, 28, and Andrea A. Svor, 28, both of Brainerd.
Nicholas A. Zahner, 23, Minneapolis, and Andrea P. Skiba, Stuttgart, Germany.
BAXTER -- A 10-year-old Brainerd boy was injured after being hit by a car backing out of its parking space in the Westgate Mall parking lot Monday.
Larry Nelson moves into second place on Senior PGA money list
ADA, Mich. (AP) -- Larry Nelson is climbing fast on the Senior PGA Tour money list.
At Highland Meadows Golf Club
USGA denies disabled caddie's cart request
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruling that lets Casey Martin ride a golf cart apparently doesn't extend to disabled caddies.
Pak wins Farr for 3rd time in 4 years
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) -- Maria Hjorth made one bad shot. That was all the opening Se Ri Pak needed.
Hoch wins Western Open in a thriller
LEMONT, Ill. -- Scott Hoch walked off the green in triumph, his arms around his wife and two children, a bright smile lighting up the darkening skies at the Western Open.
Ventura ready to spread the Canadian love
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is ready to give Canada his complete attention this week as he heads northbound to strengthen ties with Minnesota's neighbor and No. 1 foreign trading partner.
Ventura says he will appoint 5 regents
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura said he will appoint five people to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, completing a task typically done by the Legislature.
Poll rates Ventura's contributions behind Carlson's, ahead of others'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans think Gov. Jesse Ventura's contributions to the state are less significant than those of former Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson, according to a poll.
Condit's media silence in Levy case explained
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gary Condit has kept a public silence in the Chandra Levy case in hopes of protecting his family's privacy and not jeopardizing the search for the former federal intern, his lawyer said Sunday,
President building barrier to 2004 GOP challengers in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa -- George W. Bush got to know Iowa's campaign trail when he stumped for the state's leadoff precinct caucuses, and he has moved aggressively to strengthen those ties since taking office.
Supporters fight attempts to scuttle campaign finance reform
WASHINGTON -- With the House preparing to debate campaign finance legislation this week, the bill's critics are offering an alternative that would continue to allow unions, corporations and individuals to donate to political parties.
Garage sales -- either you love 'em or you hate 'em.
Jennifer Schmidt, Brainerd, graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Schmidt earned her degree in English.
Three school board terms up for election
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Thompson hired for CLC diesel mechanics program
Chris Thompson of Hitterdal has been hired as a Central Lakes College diesel mechanics instructor for the coming school year.
Two possible sites found for ECFE
The Brainerd School District has found two potential sites to place its Early Childhood Family Education program.
Head-on crash kills 2
Dick Rademacher didn't see the collision, but the violent sound was enough for him to know it wasn't good.
The great aviator Charles Lindbergh preferred to travel without being recognized as a celebrity.
Two hurt in Highway 371 crash
BAXTER -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday on Highway 371, four miles north of Baxter.
Two charged for heroin possession
Two people arrested on drug charges July 2 were formally charged in Crow Wing County District Court Thursday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Many people keep plants in their office, but not everyone has a plant that's four feet tall, five feet across and 52 years old. Not everyone but Mark Erickson, that is. Owner of Kampmanns Sash and Door Factory, Erickson has an enormous jade plant on his desk, given to him by his aunt 52 years ago.
Fishing Pier repair
Acorn crane service was used to re-attach the gangway of the College Drive fishing pier Monday morning. Recent high water on the Mississippi caused the pier and the gangway to separate.
School funding in final bill better but still not enough, says Gary Phillips
Now that the Legislature has approved the 2001 Omnibus Tax Act, the Brainerd School District can start figuring out its own budget.
Russ Smith with Hy-Tec Construction wiped his brow while working on steel rods at the Brainerd YMCA expansion project this morning. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s today, outdoor workers will be exposed to hazardous working conditions.
Man missing after swim in Mississippi
A 27-year-old Brainerd man is missing following an early morning swim in the Mississippi River in Brainerd.
CLC to host Spanish Day Camp
Central Lakes College will host its second annual Spanish Day Camp for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Hackensack Sweetheart Days, despite a poor outlook on opening day, moved to the outstanding success category. Barbara Tusha was selected as queen this year.
Administrative judge says California overcharged up to $1 billion by energy suppliers
WASHINGTON -- California consumers were overcharged by as much as $1 billion by electricity suppliers since October, a federal administrative judge said Monday, after California state officials and power suppliers failed to reach an agreement on the disputed electricity charges.
NAACP plans to sue lead-based paint industry
NEW ORLEANS -- NAACP president Kweisi Mfume says the civil rights organization is preparing to sue the lead paint industry in an effort to hold it accountable for health problems linked to lead in paint.
U.S. rejects any U.N. plan to curb small arms trafficking that interferes with gun ownership
UNITED NATIONS -- Staking out a tough position at a U.N. conference on small arms, the United States said Monday it would oppose any plan that interferes with the legal weapons trade or the right of citizens to own guns.
Lawyer: Church youth leader set to plead guilty to molestation charges
SALEM, Mass. -- A former youth minister and YMCA swim coach decided to plead guilty Monday in the state's largest child sex abuse case because he wanted to spare the children further harm, his lawyer said.
Former church worker pleads guilty to sexual abuse
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- For more than a year, Christopher Reardon maintained his innocence as investigators compiled a mountain of evidence they said proved he raped and sexually assaulted young boys in his care.
Court to decide whether ex-Klansman competent to stand trial for church bombing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Two evaluations found ex-Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry incompetent to stand trial for the deaths of four black girls in a 1963 church bombing. A third determined he was fit to face charges he helped plant the deadly device.
Southern West Virginia towns devastated by flooding
KIMBALL, W.Va. -- Flash floods that swept through the narrow valley towns of southern West Virginia left downtown Kimball a row of broken windows and caved-in store fronts caked in mud.
Online grocer Webvan to file for bankruptcy
FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Online grocer Webvan Group Inc. shut down Monday and said it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Jamaica deploys army after gang violence leaves at least 20 dead
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Helicopters roared overhead and armored personnel carriers rumbled down capital streets Monday night as the army deployed across Jamaica to quell three days of politically charged violence that has killed at least 20 people.
Three Marines killed in crash
SNEADS FERRY, N.C. -- A Marine Corps helicopter on a training exercise crashed into the New River near the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base, killing three Marines and injuring two others.
Comcast offers to merge with AT&T Broadband for $44.5 billion in hostile bid
NEW YORK -- With its $44.5 billion offer for top cable television provider AT&T Broadband, Comcast Corp. wants to create a cable TV and high-speed Internet access behemoth that would dwarf all others.
Timely consulate help rare for foreigners on death row in U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rarely since the United States reinstated the death penalty a quarter-century ago has a condemned foreigner received consular help from his government before reaching death row.
U.N. conference on small arms highlights global killer apart from AIDS
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. officials meeting about the illegal trade of small arms start with a dramatic reminder of what they're up against -- a 5-ton sculpture made of more than 7,000 weapons used in crimes, warfare and terrorism around the world.
Ivanisevic wins men's title
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic became one of Wimbledon's most improbable champions Monday, beating Patrick Rafter in five riveting sets after barely getting into the tournament.
Twice is nice for Venus
WIMBLEDON, England -- Even before play started, as the players appeared at the traditional pre-final photograph at Center Court, the match already was advantage, Venus Williams.
Let Gwynn play! Let Gwynn play!
SEATTLE (AP) -- Baseball is giving Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn a triumphant sendoff in their final All-Star week.
The more the Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) -- Fans at Safeco Field let out a big cheer when Mike Cameron was announced as the latest addition to the AL All-Star roster, bringing the total of Seattle players to eight.
Gonzalez beats Bonds, Sosa to win Home Run Derby
SEATTLE (AP) -- Hey Barry, Luis Gonzalez is baseball's home run king, at least for this week.
Armstrong 49th in first stage of Tour de France
BOULOGNE SUR MER, France (AP) -- Lance Armstrong huddled close to other riders Sunday and finished 49th in the first stage of the Tour de France, a leg that Germany's Erik Zabel won in a mass sprint.
Flight carrying champion turns back
LONDON (AP) -- A plane taking Wimbledon champion Venus Williams to Milan, Italy, had to turn back to Heathrow Airport after the crew smelled oil in the cockpit, British Airways said Tuesday.
Armstrong's patience with European media wears thin
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) -- There are almost three weeks remaining in the Tour de France, but Lance Armstrong's patience with the European media is already wearing thin.
Smith scores WNBA-record 46 in Lynx win
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Katie Smith of the Minnesota Lynx, the WNBA's leading scorer, knows that a league record matters less than a victory.
All the All-Star eyes on Ichiro
SEATTLE (AP) -- His cap backward, Ichiro Suzuki got a quick hug from Ivan Rodriguez, bounced into the cage for batting practice and sent the first pitch over the right-field wall.
Ethel T. Schlee
McGREGOR -- Ethel T. Schlee, 86, McGregor, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake.
Gloria Romine, 66, Brainerd, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Viola Lucille Ohnstad
Viola Lucille Ohnstad, 75, Little Falls, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at her home.
Oliver H. Olmschenk
CROSBY -- Oliver Henry Olmschenk, 87, Crosby, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
FLEMING TOWNSHIP -- Joy Reis, 70, Fleming Township, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at home.
Marcelia 'Marge' Norman
PINE RIVER -- Marcelia "Marge" Norman, 77, Pine River, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
LeRoy E. Loucks
MOTLEY -- LeRoy E. Loucks, 89, Motley, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
Lucy K. Smolke
GRAND RAPIDS -- Lucy K. Smolke, 88, Grand Rapids, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids.
DONNA, Texas -- Charles Hoffman, 82, Donna, Texas, and Aitkin, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas.
Lorna J. Moody
CRYSTAL -- Lorna J. Moody, 30, Crystal, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, in Crosslake.
NORTH PRAIRIE -- Lucille Borash, 81, North Prairie, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at her home.
NISSWA -- Ashley Adam, 9, Nisswa, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, in Pine River.
PIERZ -- Bernice Brausen, 63, Pierz, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at home.
Rose Marie Bilyard
PEQUOT LAKES -- Rose Marie Bilyard, 81, Pequot Lakes, died today, July 10, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
MINNESOTA LAKE -- John Cline, 11, Minnesota Lake, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Aitkin.
Fern Beatrice Peterson
ONAMIA -- Fern Beatrice Peterson, 94, Onamia, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Mille Lacs Long Term Care Center in Onamia.
Cecelia E. Kingsley
AITKIN -- Cecelia E. Kingsley, 96, Aitkin, formerly of Swatara, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
AITKIN -- June Bailey, Aitkin, died today, July 10, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Marcelia 'Marge' Norman
PINE RIVER -- Marcelia "Marge" Norman, 78, Pine River, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary Cooper, 96, Little Falls, died today, July 10, 2001, at St. Otto's Health Care Center in Little Falls.
BACKUS -- Deloris McGill, 58, Backus, died today, July 9, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
John T. Cline
MINNESOTA LAKE -- John "J.T." Thomas Cline, 11, Minnesota Lake, died Friday, July 6, 2001.
Annette M. Eidenschink
LITTLE FALLS -- Annette M. Eidenschink, 93, Little Falls, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Otto's Health Care Center in Little Falls. She was born in Grand Forks, N.D., on March 30, 1908, to Alphonse and Clara (Turcotte) Gregoire. She married Sidney Rodseth who later died. She married Jacob Eidenschink, who also died. She lived in various places including Grand Forks, Milwaukee and Phoenix. She was a homemaker and day-care provider.
BACKUS -- Doris Larsen, 64, Backus, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
BACKUS -- Deloris McGill, 58, Backus, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Home in Brainerd.
Gerald D. Raines
Gerald D. Raines, 71, Brainerd, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Asheville, N.C.
TURTLE LAKE, N.D. -- Emil Kuntz, 69, Turtle Lake, N.D., died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at home.
LeRoy E. Loucks
MOTLEY -- LeRoy Elbert Loucks, 89, Motley, died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Greater Staples Care Center.
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Time to choose
The House has a simple choice to make on campaign finance reform this week, and nothing should be allowed to obscure it. It must decide whether to kill or perpetuate what has become the almost-routine evasion of campaign finance law through the so-called soft-money system, a fig leaf whereby a half-billion dollars in supposedly forbidden funds was raised and spent in the last election.
Five more Minnesota lakes have been infested with Eurasian watermilfoil, bringing the known total of infested lakes to 119.
The church and state
While President Bush was touting his revised ``faith-based'' initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Detroit on Monday, some Democrats were charging
A jump start for Japan
The global leader who's playing the world's most interesting poker game right now is Japan's new prime minister, Junichiro Koizumi.
Ditch the mercury
Packrats are plentiful, even in the best of families. When spring cleaning time comes around many folks have a hard time parting with that old sweater that's been out of fashion since 1981.
China and the Olympics
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
Campaign finance reform necessary
This editorial ran recently in the Daily Journal of Fergus Falls.
Complaints of unfairness are heard
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Cheever's Infiniti outduels Hornish in Ameristar Casino Indy 200
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- It's hard to beat a man with a secret weapon.
Fellows proves again he's the fellow to beat at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Not even a lingering case of jet lag could slow Ron Fellows.
Force leads NHRA victory parade
POMONA, Calif. -- John Force, the NHRA's most prolific winner, led the victory parade Saturday at the Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals as the drag racing organization celebrated its golden anniversary under the lights at Pomona Raceway.
Earnhardt's heroic victory adds to NASCAR's rollicking drama
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures someday, Hollywood might make a movie out of his five-month odyssey -- starting with his father's death at Daytona and ending with his own victory on the very same asphalt.
Wermter, Mass, Sweet, Hines win NCMS midseason features
The action was fast and furious Saturday night for the Miller Lite Midseason Championships as Brainerd drivers Louis Wermter, Dave Mass, Rick Sweet, and Pete Hines cleaned up and swept their respective divisions at North Central Motor Speedway.
Minority kids at higher risk for abuse, violence
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's minority children are experiencing "epidemic" levels of abuse and other violence, according to a study released Monday.
Officials hope conservation efforts yield good results
RED WING (AP) -- While a federal report indicates the health of wetlands across the United States might not be improving, local officials hope their conservation efforts will pay off.
U of M, Concordia want Congress to lobby for rejected visas
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Leaders at the University of Minnesota want two of Minnesota's congressional delegates to lobby for Chinese students who had their study visas rejected.
Dry weather fuels BWCA fire worries
DULUTH (AP) -- Additional firefighting crews have arrived to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness and more out-of-state help may be recruited as dry conditions fuel the area's extreme fire danger.
Albert Lea factory fire to idle hundreds of workers
ALBERT LEA (AP) -- A fire that destroyed a large part of the Farmland Foods plant in this city's downtown will likely cost hundreds of workers their jobs for some time.
Twin Cities hospitals juggle staff, patients
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pressure is mounting on Twin Cities hospitals to turn away patients -- and it will probably intensify now that nurses at six hospitals have new contracts giving them authority to limit patients on their units.
Poll finds Minnesotans unhappy with Legislature's performance
ST. PAUL (AP) -- While Minnesota voters give their Legislature low marks for its performance this year, most are satisfied with the results of the recent special session, according to a poll released Monday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press gets new look
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press is redesigning its newspaper for the first time in 11 years.
Fire damages Farmland Foods in Albert Lea
ALBERT LEA (AP) -- Workers for the city's second-largest employer were told to stay home Monday as fire crews tried to contain a fire at the downtown Farmland Foods plant.
Dollar keeping Canadians home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Businesses and towns along Minnesota's northern border are feeling the crunch of an abysmal exchange rate between the United States and Canada that is keeping shoppers from the north away.
Six-year-old drowns in Buffalo River State Park
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at Buffalo River State Park, authorities said Monday.
Mother charged for leaving children inside hot car
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A woman accused of leaving her two children in a parked car on a hot day while she shopped was charged Monday with one count of child endangerment.
All three higher seeds lose in first round of Victory League playoffs
It was a bad day for high seeds in the Victory League North and East Division amateur baseball playoffs Sunday.
Warriors traveling team finishes fourth
The Brainerd Warriors 14-and-under traveling team placed fourth in the USSSA and NBC "Hap" Dumont baseball tournament last weekend in Brainerd.
Bees lose two of three in tournament
The Brainerd Bees lost two of three seven-inning games in the Cold Spring wood bat amateur baseball tournament this past weekend.
Three-run ninth leads Mighty Gulls
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls scored three times in the top of the ninth and held off the Waterloo Bucks for a 5-4 Northwoods League win Sunday at Riverfront Stadium.
Northwoods All-Stars to battle Team USA
Five Brainerd players and the entire Mighty Gulls coaching staff will participate in the Northwoods League All-Star Game against the national collegiate Team USA 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud.
Coors, Tharoldson, Biesman win titles
Coors Light over-35 team of Brainerd, Tharoldson Enterprises of Fargo, N.D., and Biesman Trucking of Minneapolis won championships in the Brainerd men's slow-pitch softball invitational Sunday at Memorial Park.
Mincks pitches Gulls past Waterloo Saturday
WATERLOO, Iowa --Lincoln Mincks pitched the Mighty Gulls to their first victory in the second half, 4-0 over the Bucks Saturday night.
Pierzynski's sacrifice fly beats Reds Saturday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another game, another new hero for the Minnesota Twins.
Ex-Viking Marshall in fair condition
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Former Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall was in fair condition at the Mayo Clinic after being admitted Friday following a car accident.
Radke retires last 20 as Twins sweep Reds
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Brad Radke throws strikes, everything else seems to fall into place for the Minnesota Twins.
TWINS 7, REDS 1
Weather drawing by Ashley Banks in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly sunny with highs from 85 to 95.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 70s north to the mid to upper 80s south.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms extreme southwest and southeast. Highs in the upper 80s to middle 90s.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms diminishing north this morning. A chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm central this afternoon. Partly to mostly sunny. Warm south with highs from the middle 80s to middle 90s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy north and east...Scattered thunderstorms southwest. Highs 85 to 95.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms west and central. Highs 85 to 95.
State forecast for South Dakota
Flash flood watch northwest this afternoon and tonight...
Summer is fun
Weather drawing by Abigail Palmer of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm far northeast. Highs from near 75 northeast to near 90 southwest.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny northeast. Partly sunny central. A chance of showers and thunderstorms west. Highs from the upper 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early. Then partly to mostly sunny and warm. A chance of showers or thunderstorms north. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Cooler near lakes michigan and superior.
Names and faces
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Best-selling, self-help author Iyanla Vanzant can teach empowerment even with a nursery rhyme.
Shady Slim should be told to saddle up and ride away
DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, I met and fell desperately in love with a cowboy named "Slim." I believed everything he told me -- that he had married only once and was divorced, that he had only one son. Lies, all lies. Slim was still married when he married me. He stole money and property from me, then took off to be with a woman in another state.
Brainerd lakes area children ages 11 and under will have an opportunity to be recognized as guest clowns in the all new performance of the great Carson and Barnes 5-Ring Big Top Circus when it appears on July 16.
Seattle mayor hit in face by protester's megaphone
SEATTLE -- A visibly banged-up Mayor Paul Schell vowed to continue taking his agenda into the streets despite being bashed in the head by a protester's megaphone.
Fill bridal baskets with helpful items for bridal party
Dear Heloise: I read in your column a while back about a lady who makes up baskets for the bridal room at a church. She puts little things in it that the bridal party might need while getting dressed for the wedding.
Scattering ashes isn't a breeze
DEAR ABBY: I am an attorney who provides legal assistance throughout the country to cemeteries, crematories, funeral homes and trade associations in the industry. I am writing to correct some popular misconceptions that were reflected in some of the letters in your column in the last few weeks.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Comedian Rowan Atkinson escaped injury when his Aston Martin car crashed during a weekend race meeting.
Report: Ex-Beatle George Harrison treated for brain tumor
BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) -- Former Beatle George Harrison is reportedly being treated for a brain tumor in Switzerland -- just two months after receiving lung cancer therapy in the United States.
Japanese prime minister seeks tighter discipline among U.S. troops
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday urged the new U.S. ambassador to Japan to bolster discipline among American troops stationed on Okinawa following the arrest of an airman suspected of rape.
E. Timor prepares for its first free election
DILI, East Timor -- Sitting among the wooden planks in a carpentry shop that doubles as her family's living room, Maria de Fatima Pinto is ready to run in her country's first democratic election.
Mexico's ruling party appears headed for gubernatorial win in Baja California
MEXICALI, Mexico -- President Vicente Fox's party appeared Monday to maintain its grip on the governor's office in Baja California after a lackluster election marked by apathy and low voter turnout.
Push to solve Northern Ireland crisis shifts to secluded English mansion
WESTON-UNDER-LIZARD, England (AP) -- Efforts to save Northern Ireland's peace accord shifted Monday to a secluded English mansion, where the British and Irish governments planned to challenge Catholic and Protestant parties to strike a new deal within days.
Israeli bulldozers destroy buildings in Palestinian refugee camp
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli army bulldozers demolished homes and shops in a Palestinian refugee camp early Tuesday, triggering a two-hour battle with Palestinian gunmen and sending civilians running for cover, some still in their pajamas.
Indonesian president gives lawmakers deadline to drop impeachment drive
BOGOR, Indonesia -- President Abdurrahman Wahid warned Monday that he will declare a state of emergency and call new elections unless lawmakers drop their impeachment drive against him by July 20.
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