Morey's announces staff changes
Morey Fish Co. announced an internal strategic shift in its national sales and marketing roles.
For Walgreens, the location's the thing
For the new Walgreens store in Brainerd, it was all about location.
Here's chance to go inner-tubing in hotel
Imagine floating on a gentle current in an inner tube inside a hotel.
BAXTER -- Jessie Townsdin, an Alexandria native, recently joined Lake Country Journal Magazine as a graphic designer.
Green Mill restaurant will continue to operate at hotel
Within two months the Holiday Inn will no longer be a Brainerd landmark.
Top toymakers report second-quarter declines
The United States' two largest toy makers, Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc., said second-quarter profits took a hit from some divisions' slowing sales and a strong U.S. dollar that inflated prices abroad.
Experts tell fifty-somethings how to avoid financial pitfalls
Sure, the teen years are filled with angst, the 30s with juggling work and starting a family and the 60s with issues of where to retire.
CLC offers training for owners and managers at business program in August
Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples has announced the following Small Business Management program training opportunities:
-- A typical Walgreen store is 15,000 square feet, which includes 11,000 square feet of sales area and carries more than 18,000 consumable items and necessities.
Business news deadline
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Survey finds female business owners getting just trickle of venture capital
SAN FRANCISCO -- Although she had been steadily building her business since 1994, Nell Cote didn't really feel like a full-fledged entrepreneur until just a few months ago.
Survey reports Protestant clergy favor Bush
PHOENIX (AP) -- A market research firm's survey of 518 U.S. Protestant ministers indicates 50 percent definitely plan to vote for Republican George W. Bush and another 14 percent probably will.
St. Christopher's and St. Alice's churches will host a full week of Jubilee events Aug. 5-11. Three Sacred Heart s
Fans enraptured by latest 'Left Behind' book
CHICAGO -- An assassination. Mass disappearances. A war of Apocalyptic proportions. Takeover by the dreaded Beast.
Finding peace in the garden
One early summer morning I walked to the peace garden, near St. Joseph's Medical Center, to pray. I walked around the sculpture of the dove with the olive branch in its beak, and I read the inscription, "Let peace be your quest and aim." I sat down on a park bench to meditate.
Great Catholic Get Together
The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is sponsoring The Great Catholic Get Together this Sunday. The event officially will bring the archdiocese's 150th anniversary year to a close.
People offered $10 to go to church
BRYAN, Texas (AP) -- Every Sunday morning, the Rev. Rick Sebastian cruises around the missions, cheap motels and housing projects of this southeast Texas town in a big blue bus emblazoned with this plea: ''We will pay you $10 to come to church on our bus.''
Was Jesus of Nazareth also Jesus of Sepphoris?
Though you might never have heard of the place, the ancient Israelite town of Sepphoris has been the focus of intense speculation lately. The reason: Some say the town changes how we view Jesus of Nazareth.
United Methodists elect African-American and women bishops
NASHVILLE (AP) -- Seven of the 13 new bishops elected this month in the predominantly white United Methodist denomination are African-American -- and three are women.
God will help us with our battles
In the Old Testament book of First Samuel we find the familiar story of David and Goliath.
`MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 430, a year ago 102.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 450.
Two people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Thursday on County Road 8 about three miles south of Highway 18.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday on College Drive at Kiwanis Park.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Meets 8:30 a.m. Tuesday
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday Cattle: 400
Kyle and Diana (Moore) Kampen, Pequot Lakes, twin boys, Jared Kyle Glendon, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and Josiah Isaac Gordon, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, July 1, 2000.
BURGLARY -- Sherwin Williams reported its building broken into and $5,000 to $10,000 in cash and merchandise stolen.
WALKER -- Mark Allen Humphrey, 37, Pine River, whom a Cass County jury found guilty June 27 of driving after cancellation, is seeking a new trial.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 225, a year ago 156.
Tough course conditions make for some nasty scores at Women's Open
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) -- Forget about anyone blowing out this U.S. Open.
Woods maintains lead despite first bogey
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Tiger Woods made his first bogey in 64 holes of major championship golf Saturday, while several players moved up the British Open leaderboard to try to prevent another runaway.
Nicklaus finishes Open for last time
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus stood on the Swilken Bridge and doffed his hat before a cheering crowd Friday to bid farewell to the British Open, much like Arnold Palmer did at the Old Course five years ago.
Israelson leads state golf tourney
COON RAPIDS -- Bill Israelson, golf professional at the Vintage in Staples, fired a five-under par 67 to claim the lead Friday heading into the second round of the 2000 Best Buy Minnesota State Open.
New uses for old drugs
The blood thinner warfarin recently was found to help ward off cancer in people treated for blood clots. The same week, three studies suggested that popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may somehow reduce the risk of broken bones.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Prenatal nutrition guide helps mothers-to-be
You are what you eat -- and if you're a pregnant mother, you and your baby are what you eat.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
New options mean more homework for patients
Consumers now have so many ways to correct vision through surgery that they may ultimately regret their choice if they don't do their homework first.
The eyes have it
Doctors discovered more than 100 years ago that placing a hot needle in the cornea of the eye would cause it to change shape, becoming steeper.
Phone link adds drama to show on surgery
Three themes wind through the new documentary ''Cybersurgery'' from the Discovery Health Channel. Two of them explore cutting-edge technology in medicine. The third theme explores human nature. And it is this element that makes the hourlong show, which will premiere July 23, worth watching. (Check local listings for time.)
Regulators set to adopt series of measures for disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stuck at a Chicago airport recently, Pam Holmes wanted to call her sister who also was in the area. But Holmes, who is deaf, had trouble figuring out how to reach a special local operator who could relay a text message.
Baxter issues 51 permits in June
BAXTER -- The city of Baxter issued 51 building permits with a total valuation of $2,249,877.07 in June.
Log, cedar-sided Woman Lake homes showcased
LONGVILLE -- Earlier this month, the public had the opportunity to tour four Longville Community Church Women's Fellowship members homes and gardens.
There's more than just one remedy to control bugs
Mosquitoes, tiny as they are, have a way of taking the fun out of summer evenings in the garden.
Lighting makes the party
Nothing sets the stage for a party quite like lighting.
Ron Strychar, a real estate agent since 1996, has joined Positive Realty of Nisswa Better Homes and Gardens as a broker/Realtor.
Design J-22 isn't picture perfect
Design J-22 is pretty as a picture, but not picture perfect.
World War II memorial design approved by fine arts panel
WASHINGTON -- The Fine Arts Commission Thursday unanimously approved a controversial design for the proposed World War II memorial and reaffirmed its support for a prominent site between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Cass County woman injured in attack by a bobcat
REMER (AP) -- A Cass County woman says she was attacked and bitten by a wild bobcat as she walked across her yard, reading her satellite TV guide.
Sidewalk shoppers invade
Sidewalks and malls all over Brainerd are being invaded by hundreds of frantic shoppers trying to catch the best deals.
Juvenile charged with felony in explosion
BEMIDJI (AP) -- A 16-year-old Bemidji youth is accused of building a bomb that blew up in his hand, splattering blood and flesh on the ceiling and walls of an apartment rented by a co-worker, according to a criminal complaint.
Northwest flight makes emergency landing in Michigan
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- A Northwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Friday morning because of a possible fire in the cabin.
BAXTER -- On Wednesday, the city of Baxter's offices will convert the telephone system to the state of Minnesota's centrex telephone system and will have all new phone numbers.
Cass gets grant to help on job woes
WALKER -- Health and Human Services employees hope to work out a coordinated plan to target hard to employ Cass County people.
Woman arrested in campground kidnapping
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A Hawley woman on Friday was arrested in the kidnapping of an 18-month-old child who was left alone by her parents and reported missing from a campground for several hours.
371 concerns aired at Pine River meeting
PINE RIVER -- More people who have lived a long time in the Pine River and Backus areas came to the Highway 371 meeting at Pine River Thursday night than to the Backus meeting in June for their area.
Highway traffic counts shared with citizens
PINE RIVER -- Jay Blake, Highway 371 corridor planning consultant with Dahlgren, Shardlow and Uban, reported Thursday night to citizens on results of two studies -- on city sewer capacity and traffic count.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura has ordered the return of nearly $86,000 that was contributed to help build a new professional sports stadium in the Twin Cities.
Police, demonstrators gear up for animal genetics conference
MINNEAPOLIS -- With more than 800 uniformed officers on the streets or waiting in the wings, police say they're ready for anything as demonstrators prepare to protest the International Society of Animal Genetics conference, which officially kicks off Saturday and runs through Wednesday.
Katie's dentist testifies
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Katie Poirier's dentist testified in the murder trial of Donald Blom, saying material she used on Poirier's teeth 14 days before the woman's abduction matches that found in a tooth on Blom's property.
Average return on tax dollar by region
Average return on the tax dollar by region in 1998. The figures used in the analysis only include the six major taxes collected by the state and spending that is not used for state parks, state government and universities and colleges.
Aaron Andersen of Odland Protective Coating inspected the containment arms that have been erected on the Baxter water tower Thursday.
Two new Crow Wing Outstanding Senior Citizens were recognized at a ceremony on Thursday. Their next stop is the statewide competition at the Minnesota State Fair.
Man dies after lawn tractor tips into lake
ERHARD (AP) -- An 82-year-old rural Erhard man died when his lawn tractor rolled over him into an embankment where he apparently drowned.
Tower topples on Cass fair ride
PINE RIVER -- As many as 13 people were injured Thursday and Friday on carnival rides at the Cass County Fair in Pine River.
On Page 6A in Wednesday's Dispatch, the Dispatch incorrectly reported the location of Dr. Steve Rehnblom's new veterinary clinic.
Camp Ripley to get new commander
CAMP RIPLEY -- Camp Ripley will have a new commander Sept. 1.
Man arrainged in Bemidji after blast
BEMIDJI -- Douglas Burdette Spies, 23, was arraigned in Beltrami County District Court Wednesday for felony unauthorized possession of explosive components.
Resorts define Brainerd lakes area
Good ol' summertimes in the lakes area have meant resort destinations for generations.
Ventura: Report will be 'eye opener' at rural summit
ST. PAUL -- Civic and business leaders at last year's Minnesota Rural Summit heard Gov. Jesse Ventura declare an end to the day of government bailouts. This year, he's putting their fiscal laundry on display.
This was Brainerd
July 23 -- 30 years ago (1970) -- Fire gutted the Gibson's Discount Store here yesterday and damaged the entire Iron Exchange Building to the point where it may have to be torn down. Residents of the new Brainerd Hotel were all evacuated.
Former choir director sentenced to prison
DULUTH (AP) -- A former East High School choir director was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison and 15 years of probation for having sex with two underage female students.
This was Brainerd
July 21 -- 80 years ago (1920) -- Brainerd gets the Big Labor Convention! Brainerd Union men worked valiantly and backed by Mayor F.E. Little's telegram vouchsafing support of organized labor, businessmen, Chamber of Commerce and citizens in general, organized labor in session at Rochester, voted to hold the 1921 Convention in Brainerd.
Progress, setbacks in decade of disabilities law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Going to the doctor always was a hassle for Kelby Brick. Just to get his ailments diagnosed, Brick, who was born deaf, would have to wait for his doctor to scribble questions on paper.
New $5 and $10 bills confounding vending machines
WASHINGTON -- Without special software, vending machines aren't processing the new $5 and $10 bills.
GOP tax cut for couples approved by Senate
WASHINGTON -- A Republican election-year tax cut for millions of married couples won final Senate approval Friday, sending the bill to the White House, where it faces a threatened veto by President Clinton.
Senate candidate joins critics of Nazi, Confederate flag burnings
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Ed Bernstein joined critics of the Jewish Defense League's burning of Nazi and Confederate flags in Reno, a demonstration against hatred that divided the local civil rights and Jewish community.
Clinton: GOP tax breaks threaten projected budget surplus
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton contended Saturday that tax cuts sought by the Republican-led Congress over the past two years are so enormous they would "completely erase" the projected budget surplus and disproportionately benefit the wealthy.
House votes to lift travel, drug and food bans against Cuba
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Thursday to allow unrestricted U.S. food and drug sales to Cuba and let Americans freely travel there. The vote was a major victory for farm, business and other groups trying to ease the four-decade-old sanctions against Fidel Castro's government.
Keep the whole family happy in nation's capital
WASHINGTON -- Dad wants to introduce the family to senators, Mom would like to revisit Arlington Cemetery and 8-year-old daughter Jordan likes music and dance.
Olson reflects on life as defendant
LOS ANGELES -- By the time the FBI caught up with her, Sara Jane Olson had stopped thinking about the fact that she had been a wanted fugitive for 23 years.
Bid executive responds to Olympic indictment
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Olympic bid executive Dave Johnson responded to allegations that he helped pay $1 million to win the 2002 Winter Games by saying, "I didn't bribe anyone."
Mets infield could get big addition
The New York Mets infield looks a whole lot different from the last time it visited Turner Field. The biggest change yet might be coming.
Jacobs breaks U.S. record in event she won't run at Sydney
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Regina Jacobs knew she wouldn't be running the 5,000 meters in Sydney. But, just in case she was feeling good, Jacobs scribbled a note on her palm before beginning the 5,000 at the U.S. Olympic trials.
Mays maintains spell over Chisox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins designated hitter David Ortiz can look to the Colorado Rockies for the reason he's on such a tear.
Redskins become first team to charge fans to watch practice
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins doled out tens of millions of dollars to add Deion Sanders, Bruce Smith and other stars to a lineup that was already only a botched field goal shy of playing for the NFC championship.
Twins defeat Indians; rookie Redman throws near-shutout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was the sort of game the Cleveland Indians were used to winning. Only this time, they didn't.
Vikings 2000 schedule
Sept. 3 Chicago, noon
At Davis Cup, Spain's gain is Americans' pain
SANTANDER, Spain (AP) -- The goal of the U.S. Davis Cup team now is simple: Make the score respectable.
After winning a stage, Armstrong ready to triumph
BELFORT, France (AP) -- For two grueling weeks along sun-baked country lanes and steep mountain passes, Lance Armstrong built a daunting lead over his chief Tour de France rivals.
Seattle storms past Minnesota
SEATTLE (AP) -- After a drought of five weeks, the Seattle Storm finally sent its fans home happy.
Pacers hire Isiah Thomas as coach
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers have replaced one Hall of Fame member with another on their bench.
Yanks get Glenallen Hill for two minor-leaguers
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a trade aimed at bolstering their bench, the New York Yankees acquired Glenallen Hill from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for minor league pitchers Ben Ford and Ozwaldo Mairena.
All or nothing for 22 former umps
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's all or nothing for the 22 former umpires who lost their jobs last September.
The summer of Marion Jones
With painstaking penmanship and a few erasures to correct spellings and numbers, the little girl explained herself. The year was 1985 and she lived just east of Los Angeles. Precisely on the lines of her homework paper, arranging her thoughts in paragraphs, she wrote ...
Weightlifting gaining Olympic spots and attention
WESTWEGO, La. (AP) -- The United States men will send two weightlifters to the Olympics this summer. The women will be sending twice as many.
Major League linescores
Vikings tackle Ball retires
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Veteran nose tackle Jerry Ball retired from pro football Friday, just two days before Minnesota Vikings players report to training camp in Mankato.
Everett plays after appealing suspension
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Carl Everett took a swing at the media, then took his cuts at the plate after receiving a 10-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for twice bumping an umpire last weekend.
NFL training camps open
Ryan Leaf is already ahead of last season.
Birds break border jinx
Harold Baines' bat and Brady Anderson's glove turned out to be Baltimore's passport to victory.
Lois A.M. Muhar
Lois A.M. Muhar, 75, Brainerd, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Julia C. Maras
HIBBING -- Julia Conti Maras, 79, Hibbing, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
LITTLE FALLS -- Juliena Wuebben, 85, Little Falls, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Joseph F. Seavey
IRONTON -- Joseph F. Seavey, 67, Ironton, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center of Duluth.
Robert Fausch, 95, St. Paul, formerly of McGregor, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Highland Chateau Health Care Center in St. Paul.
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Sportsmanship seems to be in very short supply these days It was bound to happen. One could see it over the past few years. Go to any Little League game, or youth hockey game in the winter. Tempers flare, words are exchanged. But they aren't on the playing field by the kids -- it's in the stands and along the fences by parents.
AIDS epidemic - Dispatch Editorial
The agenda for President Bill Clinton and other members of the Group of Eight, the world's leading industrial powers, is no doubt, a full one as they meet this week in Okinawa.
Disturbing trends in public education
There are two disturbing trends in public education today. The first is the over-emphasized practice of the hands-on, project-oriented activities approach to learning. One of the main reasons for this push is a basic philosophy in college schools of education that implies that unless students are actively participating in some project related to the topic or lesson, meaningful learning will not take place. Teachers often feel pressured into using project learning to excess because that is what they feel is expected of them by administrators and current educational theory. No one, of course, would deny that projects certainly have a place in any curriculum, have become the curriculum itself. In any case the problem with this approach to education is that most classroom hands-on projects take an inordinate amount of time and frequently add little to the student's actual knowledge of the topic.
What did you say?
Maybe it's old age or excessive ear wax, but I'm constantly mishearing things.
The worst 'estate tax'
We have heard a lot in recent weeks about the estate tax -- or death tax, as many of its opponents prefer to call it. House and Senate Republicans, together with a diverse group of Democrats ostensibly concerned about family businesses, have voted to repeal the federal estate tax. President Clinton has threatened to veto the repeal.
Input meetings are scheduled along the Highway 371 Corridor by a St. Cloud firm which is planning how our land, on 371, will be 'planned and zoned' by the State. This plan allows State jurisdiction for one mile on each side of the highway. Eminent domain, for highways, is a matter of feet, by law, but now my entire 40 acres would be in jeopardy.
Ralph Nader accepts Green Party's Presidential Nomination -- that's the headline The Brainerd Daily Dispatch decided its readers did not need to see.
Review of fish bag limits begins here
So how's fishing been? Caught a limit lately? How important is catching a limit to you? And while we're on the subject, what exactly makes a quality fishing experience for you?
Enjoy swallows bfore they head for warmer places
Clinging precariously to the side of the building, the cliff swallow fans its squared-off tail and takes a momentary rest before venturing out to gather another mud spitball to add to its nest. Comrades are doing the same. Although a number of birds peek at me from their cup-like abodes, the group seems oblivious to my presence as I gawk, fascinated by their industriousness.
Wyoming river packed with trout
CHEYENNE (AP) -- There are 2,000 catchable trout per mile in the stretch of the North Platte River from the Colorado-Wyoming border to I-80, according to Wyoming Tourism.
North Country dates
July 28 -- Fall turkey hunting application deadline
Super Bowl of bass fishing hits Chicago shore
CHICAGO (AP) -- At dawn Thursday, 46 high-powered boats slipped into the waters of Lake Michigan, unnoticed by the flow of commuters rolling toward the high-rises of downtown.
The local chapter of Pheasants Forever is having its annual banquet Thursday, Aug. 17 at Brainerd Moose Lodge. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p
Norb Wallock nets first PWT win at Saginaw Bay
BAY CITY, Mich. -- In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail pro Norb Wallock, Conover, Wis., claimed his first PWT title July 14 on Michigan's Saginaw Bay.
Have no fear, Wheels Afield is here
For more than 20 years Bob Collette made a living by guiding people to fish in Minnesota, Texas and Florida. The Nisswa native was among the second generation of guides to work for Nisswa Guide Service, and he began guiding when he was 14.
Walleye action around the Crosslake remains good. Leeches and Lindy Rigs or spinner rigs are turning fish in 18-to-26 feet of water on Whitefish Lake and Cross Lake. Bigger minnows are fooling a few northern pike on these lakes as well.
Weather smiles on state hunters
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's 2000 fall hunting and trapping seasons have been announced by the DNR.
Heather Marquardt and David Grell announce their engagement. Parents are Robert and Stephanie Marquardt, Pequot Lakes, and John and Marge Grell, Brainerd. A Sept. 23 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.
Dudley and Kathy Gangestad, Fort Ripley, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at their home in Fort Ripley. They were married Aug. 2, 1975, in St. Mathias.
Ann Meier and Dan Richter were married May 12, 2000, at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Dan Clites officiating.
Kathy Ketterling and Marc Bergman were married June 10, 2000, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Brian Wermager officiating.
Jodie R. Hoemberg and Brendan K. Hiles announce their engagement. Parents are Steve and Karen Hoemberg, Staples, Janice Rohl, Brainerd, and Arlo Rohl, Pillager, and Gary and Loni Hiles, Breezy Point.
Amy Furan and Michael Lamser announce their engagement. Parents are Douglas and Lona Furan, Brainerd, and David and Janet Lamser, Brainerd. A Sept. 30 wedding is planned in Brainerd.
Kristin Liebel and William Poteet announce their engagement. Parents are Lonnie and Carol Liebel, Walker, and Bob and Ann Poteet, Durham, N.H. A Sept. 22 wedding is planned in Crosslake.
James and LaVerne Barry will celebrate their 60th anniversary with their family later this month in Minneapolis. They were married June 8, 1940, in Seattle, Wash.
Tracy Distante and Eric Bratberg announce their engagement. Parents are Gerald and Sandra Mihalic, Pillager, and Glen and Janice Bratberg, Mondori, Wis. An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at Gethsemane Church of Maplewood.
Lynette Anderson and Corey Cowdin announce their engagement. Parents are Del and Marilyn Anderson, Crosby, and Gail and Myra Cowdin, Janesville. An Aug. 19 wedding is planned in Crosslake.
Leonard and Helen Hall will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house, including social hour from 3-5 p.m., a buffet at 5 p.m. and a dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Verndale Community Center.
Close races seen for 2000
LANSING, Mich.--The politicians across America know how important this election is to them. The people do not. Those two facts--driven home to me in the last two weeks of grass-roots reporting across four battleground states--define the dynamic of the 2000 campaign, which is about to reach its second significant milepost.
As Bush nears decision, McCain says he would 'serve' if asked
AUSTIN, Texas -- In a sign that a decision is near, George W. Bush's top adviser has contacted potential vice presidential candidates and requested to know their whereabouts this weekend.
Campaign '00 notebook
Happenings Thursday in the 2000 Campaign:
Cheney emerges as leading candidate for Bush running mate
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Dick Cheney walked into the county clerk's office alone, changed his voter registration from Texas to Wyoming and boosted his chances of becoming George W. Bush's running mate.
Parties stretch dollars by funneling money through states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seizing another loophole, Democrats and Republicans are funneling money through state parties to buy their television ads in a tactic that preserves the limited dollars they can spend directly on candidates in the fall.
Aitkin post draws six candidates
Six people are vying for the District 2 commissioner in Aitkin County. The candidates, who will face off in the Sept. 12 primary, are seeking to succeed Katherine Galliger, who chose not to run.
Debate on slowing down cars rages on
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- In theory, slowing down the cars racing in the CART FedEx Series makes a lot of sense.
Martin back in Winston Cup title race
Anybody who knows Mark Martin also knows June is too early to write him off in the championship race.
Speedway points leaders hope to stay on top
The racing season at North Central Motor Speedway is half over and four mid-season point leaders have been established.
Superbike series returns to CBIR
Mat Mladin, Nicky Hayden and Mladin's teammate, Aaron Yates, will be the Superbike racers to watch when the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Chevy Trucks Superbike Series returns to Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway Friday for the Colonel's Truck Accessories AMA Classic.
Stewart wins Pocono pole
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Tony Stewart sat out a rain delay of more than 25 minutes, inspected the race track in the pace car and then set a record in qualifying Friday at Pocono International Raceway.
Brainerd Parks & Recreation
Women's WS 1 Softball
Braves defeat Saints with decisive ninth inning run
The Brainerd Braves got back on the winning track by beating the St. Mathias Saints 9-8 in Victory League action Friday.
Junior tennis open begins Monday in Brainerd area
Tiger Woods has the nation's youth awe-struck with his spectacular abilities on the golf course.
Northwoods League Baseball
Gulls lose to Bucks
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Despite out hitting the Waterloo Bucks six to three the Brainerd Mighty Gulls could only produce two runs in route to a 4-2 loss Friday.
Brainerd American Legion second baseman Nate Thomas watched the flight of his 10th inning lead-off double Thursday at Adamson Field in Brainerd's 10-6 victory over Little Falls in the completion of a suspended game from Wednesday night.
Instead of seeing fireworks, Hank Ebert saw gold during the Fourth of July week -- and a lot of it.
Hardy leads Legion to playoff wins
Adam Hardy pulled double duty Thursday at Adamson Field.
Osequera tosses 3-hitter for Gulls
WATERLOO -- Mike Osequera tossed a three-hitter Thursday to lead the Brainerd Mighty Gulls to an 8-1 victory over Southern Division leading Waterloo in the Northwoods League.
The Cell 2000 Chargers split a doubleheader with Morris losing the first game 8-2 and winning the second game 3-1.
Surfers are speeding up
Not long ago, modem speeds of 56,000 bits per second -- or 56K, in geek-speak -- were considered technologically impossible. So when the first wave of 56K modems hit the market, it was considered a minor miracle.
Mouse is highlilght of ergonomic suite
Repetitive-stress injuries are not 100 percent avoidable, but you can reduce your symptoms by practicing ergonomics and taking regular breaks from the computer.
General Mills apologizes in advance of Bible software reaching consumers
DETROIT (AP) -- Cereal maker General Mills has issued an apology for software versions of the Bible headed to store shelves nationwide in about 12 million boxes of the company's cereal.
Microsoft, Dell influence fading
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that the Internet has captured the world's imagination, the societal shift is being reflected on Wall Street in terms of which companies investors watch as barometers for the stock market.
Give your modem a port in a storm
From the weather standpoint, it was a rotten week -- hot and humid, with a seemingly endless supply of thunderstorms that rolled from the Midwest into the Northeast, one after the other, with gale-force winds driving solid sheets of rain that produced floods and power outages across a dozen states.
Around the nation
Des Moines 77 54 clr, Detroit 77 62 cdy, Duluth 69 49 cdy
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows in the middle 40s. Wind light and variable.
Around the nation
El Paso 101 73 cdy, Evansville 80 57 cdy, Fairbanks 68 55 cdy
Cool weather holds over Plains
Strong thunderstorms were expected to push through the Plains and into the middle and lower Mississippi Valley Saturday, while unseasonably cool temperatures were forecast across the northern Plains and northern Great Lakes.
Around the world
Brussels 70 57 clr, Budapest 73 59 cdy ,B'Aires 49 37 cdy
Nice summer day
Weather drawing by Jaime Barry in the Riverside School second-grade class of Mrs. Frank.
Today -- Partly sunny. Highs near 80. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Weather drawing by Mitchell Kalenberg of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
Divorcee still proudly displays wedding picture
DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for three years. My ex-husband and I remain on good terms. Our 13-year-old son lives with me.
North-South: Walt and Betty Moynagh, 137; Sandy Chase and
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Teens and sex: Are they telling the truth?
Nearly two-thirds of teens who have had sexual intercourse wish they had waited, according to a poll released by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Beware of what you wear
This story comes out of Swaziland. Not Switzi. Swazi.
Kids cruel to animals are often victims
DEAR ABBY: After 30 years of reading your column, I am impelled to respond to ''Seen It in Seattle,'' the letter regarding the St. Bernard who was teased by a neighbor child until it turned vicious and finally had to be euthanized.
Bed-wetting has several causes
QUESTION: What causes a child to wet the bed? Our 5-year-old soaks his sheets nearly every night, which drives me crazy.
Partners can make a big difference
At Kinship Partners a "match" signifies the beginning of a partnership between an adult volunteer and a child.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the annual "Kids Count Too!" picnic at Gregory Park.
Stay-at-home moms work to reverse stigma
While writing "And What Do You Do? Why Women Choose to Stay at Home," Mary Quigley and Loretta Kaufman compiled a vocabulary list that gives a "stay-at-home" mom, whom they call "the new traditional wife," a more positive way to look at -- and describe -- the choice to put raising children ahead of working in a full-time career. Here are some of their definitions:
G-8 leaders discuss ways to help developing nations
NAGO, Okinawa (AP) -- The Group of Eight industrial powers pledged Saturday to set up a "dot force" to help poor nations join the information technology revolution and someday leave the Third World behind.
At summit, Israel offers to share control of Jerusalem
THURMONT, Md. -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has approved a plan to share administrative control of Jerusalem's Palestinian neighborhoods, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Friday. The United States is trying to sell the offer to the Palestinians.
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