ONAMIA.-- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley have awarded a contract for full-scope advertising and branding services to Russell & Herder, an integrated communications firm serving national and international brands.
Consumer a mushy foundation on which to build next economic skyscraper?
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Reserve chairman covered the span of economic possibilities for Congress last week, providing hope to those who see the economy improving but giving ammunition to the pessimists as well.
Stocks dip Friday on profit warning from Microsoft
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks tumbled Friday on a profit warning from Microsoft, the latest sign that an economic turnaround remains a ways off. But investors were selective in their punishment, leaving the broader market basically intact.
Debt management services can have pitfalls for consumer
Q: I'm thinking of using one of those debt management services to consolidate my debts into one payment. How much extra will that cost?
Fewer new funds to choose from in 2001 in keeping with market's downturn
NEW YORK -- The simple law of supply and demand can be seen at work in the mutual fund industry. Amid the economic slowdown, demand has shrunk, and so has supply.
Retailers rev up campaigns to get people to spend their rebate checks
NEW YORK -- Retailers, particularly value-oriented stores, are counting on Uncle Sam for a consumer spending rebound.
MANISTEE, Mich. -- A year ago, David Solberg was in trouble. The water level at his marina near Lake Michigan had plummeted and was less than a foot deep in some places. Most of the 200 slips were unusable.
Online firm helps get home-builders into line with efficiency
As the Web-world flourishes, online companies are popping up everywhere, including Brainerd.
Forget casual: Corporate America rolling its sleeves back down
NEW YORK -- On Wall Street and points west, much of corporate America is again buttoning the top button and leaving the khakis at home.
Hunt Technologies of Breezy Point announced Friday an alliance with CES International to bring a new, integrated energy management solution to electric and water utility customers.
Book offers tips for weary parents
NEW YORK (AP) -- Most parents know that tired babies don't always fall asleep right away. Often, there is a period of major crankiness before the little one drifts to sleep.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Expectant mothers spend a lot of time planning for the future.
Wife who was clinging vine has grown to rely on herself
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to "Buddy" for 20 years. During the past seven years, we went through some big problems. I used to plead with him to pay more attention to me, but he never felt I was important enough. It's taken me years, but I have finally learned to live my life to the fullest without him.
Here's a trick to keep pets' food off floor
Dear Heloise: As pet owners, we always look for ways to improve our "caring" in exchange for "unconditional love"! We have two chows in their late teens and found it healthier for them to eat and drink from bowls off the floor.
Planning ahead can save you money at vacation time
NEW YORK -- The average American family expects to spend $3,155 on its summer vacation this year, according to a survey by consumer counseling group Myvesta.org.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 256, a year ago 225.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 400. Compared to Thursday, not enough slaughter steers, heifers, and Holstein steers for a test. Slaughter cows steady on light offerings. Slaughter bulls not tested. Near 350 feeders expected for the auction.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at Washington and Northwest Fourth streets in Brainerd.
Meets 5 p.m. Monday
Duval surges into contention at British Open
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) -- David Duval flirted with both the lead and the course record Saturday before settling for a 6-under 65 that put him among the leaders in the British Open.
Tryon falters, while Quigley takes B.C. Open lead
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) -- Ty Tryon proved that even promising teen-agers can have an average day on a golf course.
Stupples watched golf, then played
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Karen Stupples got ready for the second round of the LPGA Big Apple Classic by watching some golf. It wasn't a tape of herself or an instructional video. It was a tournament very dear to her -- the British Open.
Congressman from Texas condemns patients' rights bill in radio address
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The patients' rights legislation favored by President Bush supports insurance companies at the expense of ordinary Americans, a Democratic congressman from Texas said Saturday, touting the benefits of a rival plan coming up for debate in the House.
Dayton taps own money to pay liaison to Asian community
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Dayton isn't just foregoing his Senate salary, he's actually losing money on the gig. The Minnesota Democrat is using his own money to pay the salary of a staffer who can't be paid with federal funds because she's not a U.S. citizen.
Clinton-era panel on AIDS policy will stay
WASHINGTON -- A task force created by President Bush and a panel from the Clinton era will work together on the new administration's AIDS agenda.
Ski Gull's gambling booth at Kelly's investigated
Ski Gull's charitable gambling booth at Kelly's is under investigation for possible fraud, Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement director Frank Ball reported.
Deadline is Tuesday for fair talent show
The search is on for talented amateur performers to compete at the Crow Wing County Fair on Aug. 10 on the Mills Free Stage.
Back to school
Crosslake Community School teachers and board members are preparing for the school's second year and a move into a more visible location. Look for the story Monday.
Faithful friends and family
After a harrowing stay in a hospital, the last thing a person wants to worry about is yardwork and house chores.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - After nearly two years of discussion and study, the Crow Wing County Board decided that the County Poor Farm, plus an additional 80-acre parcel of land adjacent to it, will be used as wildlife management area for a trial period of five years.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Najuana Dorsey's fork trembled and her lips pursed as she tasted the first bite of cake. It didn't help that she knew the ingredients: cake mix, eggs, sugar and one cup of something mom never used -- roasted crickets.
Unfit to print Dan Rather had good reason for laying low on Levy, Condit
Dan Rather and the "CBS Evening News" broke their long silence Wednesday on the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy, whose relationship with Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., has made both the center of attention in most news circles.
Former leader involved in scandal
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- J. Wade Gilley's short tenure as University of Tennessee president began with a goal of making the university one of the nation's top public research institutions. It ended amid a flurry of e-mails between him and a smitten protege with questionable credentials.
California Senate OKs rescue of struggling utility
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Senate approved a bill Friday that would help a struggling utility pay its debt, significantly altering the plan negotiated by Gov. Gray Davis.
ACLU: Florida election reform discriminates
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Civil liberties groups are objecting to sections of Florida's elections reform package, saying they discriminate against minority voters.
Judge orders Alabama to pay fines unless it relieves inmate crowding in county jails
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A judge ordered the state to start paying a fine unless officials drastically reduce a backlog of inmates in county jails within 45 days.
Los Angeles, airport officials consider covering up art depicting nudes
LOS ANGELES -- An art display at the Los Angeles International Airport has been covered up because some travelers complained about the nudity of the male figures in the sandblasted granite slabs.
Paraplegic man uses hands to pedal his way to top of Colorado's tallest mountain
DENVER -- A paraplegic man climbed Colorado's tallest peak, churning his arms to pedal a custom-built four-wheeled cycle up the 14,433-foot mountain.
McVeigh's attorneys billed government $147,000
DENVER -- Timothy McVeigh's defense team billed the government more than $147,000 for the unsuccessful battle to delay his execution and other legal work in the last four months of his life.
Community still tries to make sense of ballpark murder-suicide that wiped out family
ST. LOUIS -- Portraits of her 10-year-old son on Carmen Anderson's desk were constant reminders of everything special to her, even as she fended off the stalking by the boy's father.
Judge throws out law limiting terms of Oregon lawmakers
SALEM, Ore. -- A judge Friday struck down a law that limited the terms of state legislators, a ruling that could revive the careers of 26 lawmakers who were barred from seeking re-election.
Crews extinguish two fires, remove cars in derailment
BALTIMORE -- Firefighters who have endured three days of setbacks in the aftermath of a train derailment entered the weekend with renewed spirit after removing several cars and putting out two blazes.
Arizona governor to appoint task force for boot camps after teen's death
PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Jane Hull wants the state to look into boosting oversight of private boot camps in the wake of the death of a 14-year-old boy at one of the facilities.
Astronauts attach final tank for air lock in first use of portal
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two astronauts demonstrated the international space station's newfound spacewalking independence Saturday when they floated out of its new $164 million front door.
Rep. Condit's brother arrested for violating probation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The younger brother of Rep. Gary Condit was arrested Saturday on charges he violated his probation in a 1996 drunken driving case, authorities said.
Capital learns about world through a virtual touch
WASHINGTON -- One way to find out how Washington works is to touch it -- or virtually do so -- and this capital has a variety of "petting zoos," both actual and still in the works, to promote people's knowledge.
Jury in Philly mob trial acquits Merlino on most serious counts
PHILADELPHIA -- Jubilation filled the courtroom as reputed mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino and six co-defendants were acquitted of the most serious charges against them, including murder and attempted murder.
Web sites Levy visited on day of disappearance released
WASHINGTON -- Police on Friday released a list of Web sites that Chandra Levy visited on May 1, the day the former federal intern disappeared.
50 years after Shoeless Joe's death, his bat being sold
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Embedded in the sad story of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson is another legendary tale: that of his beloved bat, "Black Betsy," which he used throughout his career, even after being banished from the game.
Cubs get OF Tucker from Reds for minor leaguers
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs acquired outfielder Michael Tucker from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for minor league right-handers Chris Booker and Ben Shaffar.
Armstrong wins mountain stage, takes race lead
PLA D'ADET, France (AP) -- Lance Armstrong posted another impressive mountain-stage victory Saturday and took the lead in the Tour de France in quest of his third straight title.
Anderson spurns San Antonio for Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Derek Anderson took $2.25 million to play for the San Antonio Spurs last season, with the expectation that they would improve his contract this summer. When he started to feel they were being disloyal to him, Anderson committed to the Portland Trail Blazers.
STAPLES -- Duane Hurd, 76, Staples, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Harriet A. Prozinski
CUSHING -- Harriet Ann Prozinski, 62, Cushing, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at her home on Lake Alexander.
Alice F. Wenzel
Alice Florence Wenzel, 79, Deerwood, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Betty J. Worcester
LITCHFIELD -- Betty J. Worcester, 75, Litchfield, formerly of Cass Lake, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.
Bernice R. Rottier-Davis
HACKENSACK -- Bernice R. Rottier-Davis, 89, Hackensack, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at her residence on Baby Lake.
Wilhelmine L. Saastamoinen
Wilhelmine Lulu Saastamoinen, 87, Brainerd, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Richard L. Selner
CHADRON, Neb. -- Richard Lee Selner, 48, Chadron, Neb., died Monday, July 16, 2001.
Eugene V. Sundberg
BAXTER -- Eugene V. Sundberg, 76, Baxter, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd
Reagan's view of life
Advocates for embryonic stem cell research are pulling out all the stops, hoping President Bush will approve federal funding.
Sportsmanship vs. slugfests
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Religion and rights
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
The Flood of '51
TOPEKA, Kan. -- By the time you read this I'll be in Kansas for my 40th high school reunion.
A day on the lake with the new Lunds
I knew I shouldn't have gone to Lund boats press day. When your current boat is a 16-footer with 25 horsepower motor of '86 vintage you're inviting a lot of wishful thinking by spending an afternoon running the new Lunds.
Worm and jig rig excels on summer weedlines
Heaven forbid, but if we were limited to only one way to fish, one technique that would allow us to catch bass, northern pike, even the occasional walleye, sunfish and crappie, it would have to be a plastic worm on a jig head with a steel leader.
Hunters harvested fewer ducks and geese in Minnesota last fall compared to 1999, according to recent reports from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
17 acres of Rush Lake island habitat preserved
CROSSLAKE -- As undeveloped shoreline continues to disappear in Crow Wing County it's harder to find an island in midst of the madness.
Yellow-headed blackbirds brighten mornings in the marsh
I sat on the boardwalk and watched the bird bobbing on the green sea of reeds and rushes. In the gentle breeze, its weight bending the spears, it swayed as if keeping time to the sweet-sounding symphony of the marsh on a magnificent morning.
Duck numbers down in key breeding areas
MEMPHIS -- In its annual report on breeding duck numbers and May habitat conditions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed a population decrease in nine
2001 Minnesota hunting, trapping seasons announced
Minnesota's 2001 hunting and trapping seasons were announced last week by the DNR.
North Country calendar
15-Oct. 15 -- Crow season (second split) open
High water doesn't slow the bite on summer rivers
Ice-fishing educator Dave Genz is not only an ice fishing guru. He also loves to spend summer days on the Mississippi River where it flows past his backdoor in St. Cloud. When the weather turns hot, fishing is far from hard for this northwoods Huck Finn, who launches his boat from his backyard.
Gull and Upper Gull are producing crappies along the 6- to 12- foot weed edges. The wa
Pequot Lakes angler wins pro-am bass tournament
CROSSLAKE -- Jim Henriksen, Pequot Lakes, and his amateur partner, Paul Lewis, Orono, won a Minnesota Pro-Am Bass Tour tournament Saturday, July 14 on the Whitefish chain.
Grow or fold?
PILLAGER -- Common wisdom says if a Mom and Pop bait shop is to survive it either must get its own bait or sell a whole lot of bait if it buys from a wholesaler. The Brown family does both.
Bob and Gert Hollingsworth are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They live in Merrifield.
Michelene McLaughlin and Joel Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are Bill and Candy McLaughlin, Breezy Point, and Ron and Kathy Anderson, Cottage Grove. A wedding is planned in Pequot Lakes.
Jessica Kramer and Robert Ryan announce their engagement.
Karen Schroeder and Mike Stave announce their engagement. Parents are Ken and Marlen Schroeder, Brainerd, and Bill and Betty Stave, Brainerd. A wedding is planned Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Kelly Debler and Rick Dean were married April 7, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Baxter with Pastor David Grotzke officiating.
Sarah Smith and Josh Decker were married April 28, 2001, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Marjorie M. Jordan, Brainerd, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house at 2 p.m. July 29 at Lakeside Resort on South Long Lake. No gifts please. The event is hosted by her family. She was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Two Harbors.
Elizabeth Johnston, Brainerd, will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends. She was born July 25, 1909, in Brainerd.
Peggy A. Stout and Patrick D. MacLeish were married June 9, 2001, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Rich Celley and Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Virgil and Muriel Shroyer, Emily, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They also celebrated with their children and grandchildren in Chattanooga, Tenn., where their oldest daughter lives. They were married June 9, 1951.
Gina Larson and Bryan Barber were married June 9, 2001, at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Brainerd with Pastor Randy Ahlberg officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Conway Ahrens recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Reno, Nev., and a family dinner. They were married June 17, 1951, in Pillager.
Rebecca Brown and Scott Bergeski were married Dec. 22, 2000, at St. Francis Church with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Wayne Thiesse will celebrate his 70th birthday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. July 29 at Daryl and Gina Thesing's house, 6332 Thesing Road, Brainerd. No gifts please.
Teri Dahlberg and Steven D. Mick announce their engagement. Parents are Gary and Pam Dahlberg, Willmar, and David and Dee Mick, Baxter. An Aug. 18 wedding is planned at the First Covenant Church in Willmar.
Slumping Gordon gets momentum boost with pole victory for New England 300
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- His momentum fading, his lead in the NASCAR standings gone, Jeff Gordon found just the fix to keep his spirits high.
Motorcycle racers to compete at CBIR
Motorcycle racers reaching straight away speeds of 180 mph and the ones who drag their knees as they lean their 300-pound rockets into road race course corners will hit the 3.1 mile Colonel's Brainerd International Raceway beginning next Friday.
Deputy who killed dog won't be disciplined
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Ramsey County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a St. Paul family's black Labrador retriever won't be disciplined, Sheriff Bob Fletcher said Friday.
Sun Country cuts jobs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Sun Country Airlines has cut about 70 jobs, mostly mechanics and cleaners, as it revamps its operation after replacing its DC-10 aircraft with newer planes and hiring an outside company to clean planes.
Watkins man electrocuted
MELROSE (AP) -- A Watkins man was electrocuted Friday while repairing a light fixture at a Melrose business.
Man who used Internet to solicit boys charged
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A convicted child molester who used the Internet regularly to solicit sex from teen-age boys has been charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old.
Ventura's staffer criticizes woman asking for help
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is known for tough talk on personal responsibility, but his administration will apologize to a woman who says she was insulted by a staffer assigned to answer e-mail from the public.
Talks drag on between public employee union, state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Contract negotiations were tense and agonizingly slow Friday between the state and Minnesota's largest public employees' union, a union official said.
Charges dismissed against lead lawyer for former SLA fugitive
LOS ANGELES -- A judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against the lead lawyer for former SLA fugitive Sara Jane Olson on Friday after both sides agreed that the case against attorney J. Tony Serra would be burdensome to the court, Serra's lawyers said.
Vikings spend $252,000 in pursuit of stadium study
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Publicly, all the Minnesota Vikings sought from the 2001 Legislature was a study of how to pay for a new football stadium. For that, the team spent about $252,000 between January and June.
Nearly 100 cats found in home
VIRGINIA (AP) -- Authorities here removed nearly 100 cats from a woman's home and euthanized them after neighbors complained about an overpowering smell coming from the residence.
Allina Health System breaking into two companies
MINNEAPOLIS -- Allina Health System, Minnesota's largest health care organization, will split into two companies, directors decided Friday. The decision came days after Attorney General Mike Hatch urged the breakup of the company.
Malaysia police confirm ritual killing victim as American woman
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police on Saturday said DNA tests have identified a victim of a ritual killing as an American woman who went missing about 19 months ago.
Traveling team competes in tournaments
The Baxter Eagles 13 and under traveling baseball team competed in several tournaments recently.
Local sports shorts
The Brainerd Family YMCA will host a special aerobic class Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.
Staples-Motley runners advance to Junior Olympics national tourney
STAPLES -- Don't ask the Staples-Motley cross country and track and field teams what a summer vacation is because the runners probably don't know.
Woodchucks blast Mighty Gulls
It's like that old plumber joke, except in reverse. You know, the one where the plumber is called to fix a leaky pipe. He tightens up the connection, the leak stops and he hands the homeowner a bill for a hundred bucks.
Play off schedule
Area events Saturday
Bohn experiencing success with Mighty Gulls
T.J. Bohn came to Brainerd this summer with a goal -- to be a leader in the Northwoods League.
Sele throws shutout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Sele could be pitching for the Minnesota Twins right now. Instead, he just beats them.
Wittman close to returning to Wolves as assistant
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Randy Wittman could return to the Minnesota Timberwolves as an assistant coach within a week, the Star Tribune reported Friday.
Gaborik undergoes successful surgery
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Wild left wing Marian Gaborik underwent successful surgery Friday morning to repair a sports hernia.
Broadcaster hired by Vikings accused of making racial slurs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An NAACP spokesman said the organization will investigate accusations that a California man hired to announce Minnesota Vikings games made racist comments on his radio show.
Control costs in building your own computer
Just because I built my daughter's computer backward doesn't mean you have to do the same.
Precautions for shopping online
Even though he once had his credit-card and account information stolen in a huge hacker download, Tom Arnold says he's not paranoid about shopping online. But he's not stupid about it, either.
Palm goes after corporate customers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- At Ford Motor Co., handheld computers help assembly line workers to avoid lubricating the wrong machines, saving thousands of dollars in production time by preventing equipment from grinding to a halt.
Tech exhibits often obsolete before opening
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The two siblings try to elbow each other out of the way as they lu
The King's English now includes some txt shrcts
LONDON -- Students cheat on exams with it. Criminals in England have coordinated a murder on it. A church in Germany has used it to send religion to the masses.
Price comparison shopping sites aim to redefine themselves in new climate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Web sites devoted to helping online shoppers compare prices are redefining themselves to remain viable.
Webcams click with businesses in search of customers
It hasn't taken long for our voyeuristic society to see the potential in hooking up a video camera to the Internet, allowing anyone to watch just about anything as it happens: Couples saying their vows in a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Giraffes sauntering through their cages. Even corn growing in an Iowa field.
Iowa state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch until 3 pm north central and parts of northwest iowa...
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west with isolated afternoon thunderstorms northwest. Scattered morning thunderstorms east then partly to mostly sunny. Highs 90 to 100.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today through sunday night...Warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs today and sunday in the 80s to mid 90s. Lows tonight and sunday night in the 60s to mid 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch much of extreme southern minnesota until 300 pm...
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Scattered thunderstorms this morning. Partly sunny this afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms...Some possibly severe. Highs from the mid 80s to lower 90s.
Weather drawing by Gunner Johnson in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
July volunteer opportunities
OBITUARY INDEXER -- Search through the newspapers or microfilm for obituaries on people who have a tie with Crow Wing County. Record info., alphabetize, catalog. Contact Jolene or Mary Lou at 829-3268.
Pillager class reunion
A boy, a man, a truck, a fishing pole: A perfect match
Eight-year-old Dustin's mom told her son that Kinship Partners had finally called about a partner for him. Dustin was happy to know he'd be able to do some of the things his friend Joel bragged about doing with his partner, but he was also a bit scared. What would the guy be like? Would he want to go fishing? When would they meet?
'Thank you' doesn't cover tornado victims' gratitude
At about 8:24 June 13 our lives changed dramatically ... but God is in control and though we experienced some fear and anxiety and the loss of our home, we also experienced His protection and many "little" miracles.
The Brainerd Youth Advisory Council wants to be sure to thank everyone involved in the Battle of the Bands 2001, held July 3 at Don Adamson Field. Approximately 300 people heard 10 area bands perform contemporary rock, Christian rock and a variety of other types of music.
Indonesian assembly launches impeachment against defiant Wahid
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia's parliament launched formal impeachment proceedings against President Abdurrahman Wahid on Saturday, just 21 months after it picked him as the country's first democratic head of state in four decades.
Summit leaders insist their discussions worthwhile
GENOA, Italy -- World leaders failed to find common ground Saturday on a global warming treaty opposed by President Bush as they struggled to keep on track an economic summit marred by a protester's death.
Explosion levels Fatah office; Arafat calls for G8 to pressure Israel
JERUSALEM -- A day after a deadly explosion leveled a West Bank office of Yasser Arafat's Fatah party, the Palestinian leader warned Saturday of rising violence and appealed to the world's industrial powers to help instill calm.
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