Target to open more stores
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target will open 24 new stores in 16 states by March 2001, the company announced Monday.
Reaction seems favorable to General Mills purchase of Pillsbury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Government and business leaders in the Twin Cities reacted favorably to General Mills' announcement that it's buying Pillsbury, while several securities analysts praised the deal as a good long-term move.
Taco Bell replaces top exec, and Chihuahua, too
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Drop the Chihuahua!
Consumer prices shoot up in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer inflation jumped 0.6 percent in June, chiefly reflecting surging gasoline prices and a record rise in the cost of natural gas. Most other prices posted modest increases.
THEFT -- Anita Volkmoth, 1000 block of Thompson Road Southeast, reported her Ford Aspire was stolen from the gates of the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two false fire alarms Monday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 330, a year ago 178.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 900.
BAXTER -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday at Highway 210 and Baxter Drive.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Contacting federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
THEFT -- Westside Auto Body, 700 block of Charles Street, reported the theft of four tires and rims worth $800.
Quality at a good price
FIFTY LAKES -- During the design of the Golden Eagle owner Bruce McIntosh wanted a unique golfing experience with an affordable price tag.
Fifty Lakes course will boost area
FIFTY LAKES -- The Brainerd lakes area's self-proclaimed title of Minnesota's "golf mecca" will be further solidified once the Golden Eagle Golf Course opens next spring.
A year after collapse...
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- The image is etched in the memory of any golf fan. Jean Van de Velde, pants rolled up past his knees, stood in the frigid water fronting the 18th green at Carnoustie, a wry smile on his face that belied the spectacular collapse taking place around him.
At 24, Woods transcends golf with his feats and charisma
There he is on television, pitching cars that his parents should be driving or knocking his new brand of golf ball into a paper cup on a New York City bridge. There he is again, staring out at you from the cereal aisle of the supermarket. And there he is, too, being reacclaimed as the best player in the world after winning last month's U.S. Open by a record 15 strokes.
Perfecting a short game
The short game can be the most critical part of a golfer's game. Club selection is the first part that should be thought through. As you approach a green you will need to decide the best method with which to play the shot. I try and teach my students two basic shots, the bump and run, and the pitch shot.
Around the courses
The Bodyworks took an early one-point lead to start off the second half of the season by defeating Reichert Bus 9.5-2.5. Peoples Security secured second place with an 8.5-3.5 win.
Wash away viruses with dishwashing soap, Mayo Clinic publication advises
ROCHESTER (AP) You know there are antibacterial soaps, but what about viruses?
Kids need healthy habits now
Nearly 25 percent of U.S. kids are overweight today, double the number 30 years ago, according to the July issue of Parents magazine.
Why are some children more accident prone than others?
If you've had one child treated recently in a hospital emergency room, keep a very close eye on your other kids.
A week before Christmas 1999, Dr. Steve Bardolph, an orthopedic surgeon at Northern Orthopedics in Brainerd, received devastating news.
Group urges ban of foods spiked with herbal medicines
WASHINGTON -- Consumers are being bilked, and maybe endangered, by dozens of foods spiked with herbal medicines that falsely claim to do such things as boost brain power or fight infections, consumer advocates charged.
Are Americans dangerously clean?
ATLANTA -- Mom would be proud: All that nagging about washing your hands and cleaning behind the ears finally sank in -- perhaps too much.
Army ponders doing more combat-oriented physical training
The Army gets enlistees who can't do a sit-up.
Study: Dreaming may help us remember
Getting a good night's sleep after trying to master a tough new task might just reinforce what you have learned.
Camp gives aspiring pilots glance at life of aviation
STANTON (AP) -- For a brief moment, 21 high school students soared like eagles above the sun-drenched corn and soybean fields that surround the freshly mowed grass runways at Stanton Airfield in northwestern Goodhue County.
Battle Lake man's fish-scaling invention keeps him too busy to fish
BATTLE LAKE (AP) -- Ray Schumacher lives in a modest house on Minnesota Highway 78, just across the road from Battle Lake. He has been retired for 14 years, but he doesn't fish much.
Work continues at Crosslake dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to work on a three-year project to improve the Crosslake dam and areas immediately surrounding it.
Antique, classic wood boats to line bay
Dock space filled up quickly again for the 13th annual Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous, which will be Saturday at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar in Crosslake.
Outdoor opera brings familiar story to farmers
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- On the wide front porch of a 19th-century farmstead, in the company of blooming yellow roses and an occasional stray farm cat, an American classic recently came to life.
Anderson crowned Miss Aitkin
AITKIN -- Melanie Anderson, daughter of Edward and Judy Anderson, was crowned Miss Aitkin at the annual scholarship pageant Thursday as part of Riverboat Heritage Days.
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education is planning a bus trip Aug. 17 to see the Minnesota Twins take on the Kansas City Royals.
Mexican Fiesta will help orphaned, abandoned children
Five area Knights of Columbus Councils are keeping alive Joe DeRosier's 20-year Gull Lake tradition of hosting a Mexican Fiesta to help orphaned and abandoned children in six Third World countries.
Deadline nearing for one of five CLC trips overseas
Central Lakes College has announced five international study tours for next spring, each aligned with student credits and available with senior discounts.
Central Lakes Ag Center Field Day to cover six topics
STAPLES -- From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, the Central Lakes Ag Center, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Central Lakes Colleg
Owatonna company restores 1927 amphibious plane with meticulous detail
OWATONNA (AP) -- It's easier now, this building of a 1927 Sikorsky S-38 amphibious airplane from scratch and original blueprints, now that the Born Again Restorations crew has had some practice.
It's fair time
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Fair is under way at the fairgrounds in Pine River. Following is a schedule of events for today through Sunday.
Civil War camp for kids features in-your-face history
NEW ULM (AP) -- The Civil War camp may be make-believe, but the screaming is real.
Sustainable Farming Association plans area tours in August
The following events and tours are sponsored or endorsed by the Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota.
Row crops start growing again in once-flooded fields
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Hot, humid weather generally improved crop conditions across the state last week, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly crop weather report.
State court has jurisdiction in incident on Indian reservation
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The mother of a woman killed on an Indian Reservation is allowed to file a civil lawsuit in state court even though she didn't exhaust tribal court remedies, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
July 19 -- 100 years ago (1900) -- The B. and N.M. Railway will run an excursion to Bemidji next Sunday, the fare for the round trip being $2.00. Bemidji is one of the finest towns in northern Minnesota and the opportunities for enjoying one's self is the best.
Officials downplay possible link between stolen explosives, protest
ROCHESTER (AP) -- Authorities have discounted the possibility of a link between the theft of an explosive chemical from a quarry here and upcoming protests by animal rights groups in the Twin Cities.
A week before Christmas 1999, Dr. Steve Bardolph, an orthopedic surgeon at Northern Orthopedics in Brainerd, received devastating news.
Radio stations moving to Baxter
BAXTER -- WJJY/K101 radio stations are moving to new digs in Baxter after being evicted from its current location at 410 Front St. in Brainerd after fire damaged the building on June 7.
LITTLE FALLS -- Two former Little Falls School District employees have requested a review of various records relating to their termination.
LF school meal prices raised
LITTLE FALLS -- Residents in the Little Falls School District are going to have to dig a little deeper in their pockets.
Brainerd council amends resolution on annexation
The Brainerd City Council Monday voted 5-2 to amend its annexation resolution at Minnesota Planning to release property on the west side of the boundary agreement with Baxter.
State getting safer for pedestrians
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota is becoming a safer place for pedestrians, state figures show.
Adding of liquor licenses by city draws vocal opposition
Residents voiced their opposition Monday to the possibility of Brainerd issuing additional liquor licenses.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board agreed to release documents today for two former employees relating to their termination.
As the result of incorrect information supplied to The Dispatch, the date for the American Legion Auxiliary luncheon was listed incorrectly in today's What's Doing section. The luncheon will be July 27. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Pulltab manager sentenced
HASTINGS (AP) -- An Inver Grove Heights man who admitted stealing money from pulltab games owned by the Inver Grove Heights Hockey Association has been sentenced to 180 days in jail, said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.
Firefighter competition planned in Palisade
AITKIN -- The 12th annual Aitkin Area Firefighter Competition will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at Berglund Park in Palisade.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly spelled the name of W. Steven Smith, a candidate for District 1 commissioner in Crow Wing County, in a story Tuesday.
LF superintendent's pact extended
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School District's superintendent George Maurer received another "A" on his performance evaluation Monday.
MnDOT outlines plans for 210 reconstruction
The Minnesota Department of Transportation presented its Highway 210 reconstruction plans to the Brainerd City Council Monday.
Human remains presented as evidence
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Prosecutors presented as evidence at Donald Blom's murder trial two small boxes that they say contain the burned remains of Katie Poirier.
Expert says bone fragments are those of a young woman
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- A forensic anthropologist said bone fragments found in Donald Blom's fire pit were from a young female, age 15-24 in the fifth day of Blom's trial on Tuesday.
Campaign cash is piling up in 6th District House race
The 6th Congressional District race is shaping up to be a bank-buster.
Cedardale South plat approved
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved the final plat of Cedardale South, an addition, when fully occupied, that will add 38 additional homes in the city.
This was Brainerd
July 18 -- 40 years ago (1960) -- Brainerd now seems assured of year-round airline service so long as traffic meets minimum requirements of the Civil Aeronautics authority.
Senior housing project in Baxter unveiled
BAXTER -- Arboretum Trails, a senior citizen housing development planned in Baxter, will allow its residents to enjoy the neighboring Northland Arboretum and the Paul Bunyan Trail while providing care as they age, according to David Carlson of Wilson Management Limited. Carlson unveiled the project at the Baxter City Council meeting Tuesday. He also requested that the city rezone the property from C-2 to C-1, which allows for neighborhood commercial construction. The council approved the rezoning Tuesday.
At closed session, Baxter discusses departure of building inspector Sucik
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council met in closed session Tuesday to discuss the departure of Doug Sucik as Baxter's building inspector.
The Ripple River Gallery near Deerwood will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. Look for the guest artists Thursday in Tempo.
Canoeist missing, is presumed drowned in river
FARIBAULT, (AP) -- Searchers combing the banks of the Cannon River Tuesday found the body of a man who fell from a canoe and drowned, Rice County authorities said.
Cyclists shrug off weather
AITKIN -- The cold rain and wind that has cooled the air the past two days became a challenge that was embraced by 82 bicycle riders participating in the Habitat 500 Bike Tour. They rested last night in Aitkin.
Residents oppose city making up for Dispatch TIF fund shortfall
Residents spoke Monday against Brainerd using public funds to help make up a shortfall of about $45,000 in The Brainerd Dispatch's tax-increment financing account.
Teen gunman quietly surrenders after terrorizing classmates
SEATTLE -- Josh Warnock was described by school officials as an outgoing, usually responsible student who ended up in summer school after getting behind in his classwork.
Sen. Paul Coverdell dies at 61
ATLANTA -- Sen. Paul Coverdell, a longtime Republican politician in Georgia who became a congressional workhorse and quickly ascended to a leadership post, died Tuesday of a stroke. He was 61.
Midwest now boasting cheapest gas prices
INDIANAPOLIS -- There is finally good news for motorists like Scott Taylor.
Georgia senator undergoes surgery for cerebral hemorrhage
ATLANTA -- Sen. Paul Coverdell underwent surgery Monday to relieve pressure on his brain after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
Clinton delays trip as summit goes into overtime
THURMONT, Md. -- Sending the Camp David summit into overtime, President Clinton delayed his departure for Japan by a day to give Mideast negotiators a last chance to break their deadlock. He opened the ninth day of talks Wednesday by meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Doctor charged in patient killings pleads innocent
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- A former doctor implicated in a string of patient and co-worker poisonings has pleaded innocent to charges that he killed three patients at a Long Island hospital.
Highway safety regulators warning drivers to avoid high-tech distractions
WASHINGTON -- Federal highway safety regulators, in their first official warning about the pitfalls of a wireless society, recommended Tuesday that people refrain from talking on cell phones, reading e-mail or surfing the Internet while driving.
Brown bear kills, partially eats man
JUNEAU, Alaska -- In a rare predatory attack, a brown bear killed and partially ate a man at a campground a few miles from a bear-viewing site in far southeast Alaska.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Commanders at an Army base where a homosexual soldier was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat by a fellow soldier should not be held responsible for the incident, Army investigators concluded.
Huge budget surplus predicted by nonpartisan CBO
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office will project an enormous $2.17 trillion in federal surpluses over the next decade, officials said Monday, further fueling the election-year battle over what to do with the government's mountains of excess cash.
Teen gunman still at large
RENTON, Wash. -- A 13-year-old boy was at large Tuesday after allegedly firing a handgun into the ceiling of his crowded school cafeteria, threatening classmates and talking for days about shooting a teacher.
Woman who bought guns for rampage pleads guilty
BALTIMORE -- The woman who bought the guns used during a neighbor's murderous rampage in March pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.
Basketball great Abdul-Jabbar arrested
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, police said.
'Marriage-penalty' tax cut nears passage
WASHINGTON ,-- Republicans are on the brink of sending President Clinton a centerpiece of the GOP election-year tax relief agenda, a bill cutting income taxes $248 billion over 10 years for millions of married couples.
USOC's former drug czar says drug-using athletes have won
DENVER (AP) -- United States Olympic Committee officials are reviewing their legal options in the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by the committee's former drug czar.
Cards show their arsenal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even with Mark McGwire on the disabled list, the St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of power.
Rockies spend long day trying to end losing streak
The Colorado Rockies had to wait 14 days and nearly 11 hours of doubleheader baseball just to win one game.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers, desperate for help at first base since Tony Clark went out with a bulging disc in his back, acquired Hal Morris from the Cincinnati Reds for cash Tuesday night.
West wins WNBA all-star game
PHOENIX (AP) -- With Cynthia Cooper vowing to retire and turn Houston's Magnificent Threesome into a duo, Tina Thompson is in the spotlight for good.
Lawton fuels Twins' rally past Cardinals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins fans didn't get to see mighty Mark play. Still, they went home smiling thanks to their own mighty Matt.
Neagle stars in Yankees debut
Denny Neagle felt the power of Yankee Stadium before his first pitch, and after his last.
Edna V. Richmond
MOTLEY -- Edna Viola Richmond, 84, Motley, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Country Manor of Sartell.
MOTLEY -- Edna Richmond, 84, Motley, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at the Country Manor Nursing Home of Sartell.
Albert F. Wiedewitsch
Albert F. Wiedewitsch, 78, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at home.
Phyllis M. Mayer
MONTICELLO -- Phyllis M. Mayer, 62, Monticello, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at her home.
PINE RIVER -- Blanche Farr, 91, Pine River, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center of Pine River.
Kris Hasskamp has been in office so long that it seems she will do just about anything to stay there.
Those of us liberal geezers who escaped the musical revolution of the 1960s have for a generation endured the derision and pity of a rock music community that imagined it alone invented high-minded anarchy, radicalism, scorn of authority and left-wing foolishness.
I have been keeping updated on Frank Ball's career move via your website on the internet. I was very impressed when I read the editorial your paper composed about him for the July 14, 2000 edition.
Annexation is not a dirty word.
The need for finality
WASHINGTON--No one knows what the final details of an agreement coming out of Camp David would look like--or even if there will be one. But one thing is certain. If it does not contain the following twofold provision, it will be worthless:
The urge to merge - Dispatch Editorial
We're not sure if bigger is, indeed, better but there's little question that getting bigger is what it's all about in the business world these days.
A veep with electoral juice
Loyalty. Personal compatibility. The ability to step in as president.
Politics is a family affair for a father and daughter running for office in western Minnesota.
The wrap-up of filings for November 2000 elections in the Brainerd lakes area saw a flurry of activities including:
Late filing creates primary race for county board
Voters in Crow Wing County's District 1 now have a primary race with this morning's filing by W. Stephen Smith of rural Brainerd for county board.
Foley pulls a surprise
ST. PAUL (AP) -- An instigator in the fight over political endorsements in judicial races filed to run for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the same day he filed a lawsuit over rules that keep him from acknowledging his Republican ties in his campaign.
Gore pulls even with Bush in two national polls
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore campaigned about the nation's prosperity for the last month as the Democratic National Committee flooded key states with millions of dollars in advertising. This week, Gore got a hint the intensive effort may have helped, with two new national polls showing the presidential race is even.
Here is a rundown on filings for Brainerd lakes area political offices and area candidates running for statewide office:
Kyle Petty to permanently take over Adam's car
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Petty will be walking in the footsteps of his son next season.
Day swings big bat in Pony League game
Gregg Day slammed two home runs for the American League and Justin Mueller homered and struck out three batters for the National League in the inaugural Pony League Mid-Season Classic at Bane Park on Sunday.
Selig meets with citizens' panel on stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Amid fresh debate over the feasibility of a new Minnesota Twins ballpark, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig told stadium supporters here Tuesday that without a new facility, the team won't be able to take advantage of baseball's increased revenue-sharing plan.
Neugebauer powers Bronco League winners
Cory Neugebauer belted two home runs and a double to lead the American League over the National League 18-11 in the 45th annual Bronco League Mid-Season Classic at Bane Park on Sunday.
Who needs 9 players?
Brainerd Legion pitcher Nate Thomas got the job done on the mound and at the plate as he helped his team to a 9-4 victory over Fergus Falls on Monday.
Thurlow gets Nisswa youths started in baseball
NISSWA -- For 31 years Scott "Mike" Thurlow has been giving back to his home town of Nisswa.
Warren Mertens of Motley, who guided the Central Lakes College baseball team to national prominence this spring, has been named Coach of the Year in the Northern Division of the Minnesota Community College Conference.
Hornets dominate tournament
The Brainerd Hornets outscored their opponents 115-9 and won all six of their games this weekend to win the Junior Olympics 16-and-under State softball tournament at Memorial and Mills Avenue Fields.
Rochester rallies to beat Gulls
ROCHESTER -- After taking their last series from Mankato it looked as if the Brainerd Mighty Gulls would start another series off on the right foot.
Rochester sweeps Gulls
ROCHESTER -- The Rochester Honkers' Sam Smith silenced the Mighty Gulls bats and Josh Renick created an offensive blast as the Honkers took both games of the series with a 13-1 win Tuesday.
Northwoods League Baseball
The Brainerd Family YMCA has its next swim lesson schedule ready. The session begins, July 31, and meets twice a week for three weeks. YMCA members can begin registering for classes on Monday, July 24. Community members can begin on Thursday, July 27.
Family center funding nears $43,000
PEQUOT LAKES -- As of July 13, $42,928.82 had been raised for the Lakes Area Family Community Center in Pequot Lakes. The goal is $100,000.
Art of natural dyes to be presented at Deep Portage
HACKENSACK -- At 1:30 p.m Saturday, Aug. 5, Rosemary Haack will return to Deep Portage Conservation Reserve to present her workshop on preparing dyes and actually dying mini skeins of yarn.
Deep Portage expands building
HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage has added 28,000 square feet to the main building. The addition contains two sleeping wings that house five bedrooms for a total sleeping capacity of 175.
Pequot family center will house programs to help families, children at early age
PEQUOT LAKES -- Programs that work at early intervention in children's lives and are now scattered between Pequot Lakes School and the Methodist Church will come together when the Lakes Area Community Family Center is completed.
Lakes area events
Turtle Races, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Nisswa.
Around the nation
Salt LakeCity 90 58 clr, San Antonio 98 75 clr, San Diego 77 66 clr
Around the world
Copenhagen 71 52 cdy, Dhahran 109 88 clr, Dublin 65 42 cdy
Tonight...Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Fishing in the sun
Weather drawing by Tony Engel of Mrs. Zaffke's third grade class at Nisswa school.
This is July? State experiences record cold
It may be mid-July but it already feels like fall in northern Minnesota.
Around the nation
Duluth 66 46 cdy, El Paso 98 73 clr, Evansville 84 73 rn
Weather drawing by Emily Greene of Mrs. Larson's fifth grade class at Harrison school.
Around the world
Brussels 66 47 cdy, Budapest 69 59 cdy, B'Aires 52 35 cdy
Tonight...Partly cloudy and cool. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds.
Gardening books popular at bookstore
The new crop at the bookstores includes these titles:
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brooke Shields is heading back to the altar.
Offers to help can ring hollow to those who are depressed
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to the letter from the Minnesota woman whose godson committed suicide at 18. At the funeral the minister asked for a show of hands from people who would not mind a phone call in the middle of the night from a depressed friend who needed to talk. Every hand went up.
Knowing brambles is key to long harvest season
Brambles are plants whose fruits can be enjoyed all summer and then on into the fall until weather turns frosty.
Keep these tips in mind when hiking
SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Hiking is more than just a walk in the park.
Engineers need to hear about blunder
DEAR ABBY: Have you noticed how often people fail to get out of the way of electric carts used to transport people who can't walk long distances at airports? It isn't pure cussedness. It's because the ''warning beep'' used by these carts is near a sound frequency that cannot be easily processed by the human ear. (See: ''How We Localize Sound'' by W.M. Hartmann in the November 1999 issue of Physics Today.) Thus, airline commuters cannot tell where the sound is coming from, which is hazardous to both walkers and riders.
The Brainerd American Legion Auxiliary will serve chicken salad with fruit, roll, ice cream, a cookie wafer and a beverage from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $3.50. Call-in orders are welcomed.
Pact creates $5 billion fund to reimburse Nazi-era slaves
BERLIN -- With hopes of securing legal peace and moral closure after more than half a century, U.S. and European officials Monday signed into being a $5 billion fund to compensate more than 1 million survivors of Nazi enslavement and forced labor.
Mideast summit begins make-or-break day
THURMONT, Md. -- The Camp David summit entered a make-or-break day Tuesday, with President Clinton saying through a spokesman he hopes the parties will have ''wrapped up their business'' by the time he is to leave for Japan the following morning.
Diamond industry cracking down on African war trade
ANTWERP, Belgium -- The international diamond industry announced strict new measures Wednesday to clamp down on the trade in ''conflict diamonds'' used to pay for wars in Africa.
Princess bride confronts legal problems
SAN DIEGO -- A Bahraini princess who used forged military documents to flee her country and marry a U.S. Marine must face charges of illegally entering the United States, a judge said Monday.
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