Disney Co. buys Fox Family Worldwide Inc.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walt Disney Co. is buying the children's cable network Fox Family Worldwide Inc. for $3 billion in cash plus the assumption of $2.3 billion in debt.
Big Mac's sun is rising
TOKYO -- The arrival of McDonald's in Japan helped change the eating habits of a nation -- wooing rice-lovers to burgers and fries, making fast food a part of everyday life and marking the birth of a business empire.
Ryan Smith, the son of Gregory and Evelyn Smith of Brainerd, has been appointed to the 2001-02 student association staff at Concordia College in Moorhead. Smith has been named to the judicial council.
Crosslake school finds a new home
CROSSLAKE -- While Crosslake Community School students are off enjoying their summer vacation, teachers and board members at the one-year-old charter school are busy unpacking from their move into a new more centrally located facility.
Poll: Keeping secrets not unusual in marriage
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- About 40 percent of married Americans admit keeping a secret from their spouses, but most have nothing to do with an affair or fantasy, a new poll has found. The most common secret is how much they spend.
Dear Heloise: I have a couple of hotel-room gripes to add:
Unchecked urban legend waste of time and money
DEAR ABBY: I hope you'll print this and stop an urban legend in its tracks.
AITKIN -- A 17-year-old Aitkin man died Friday after being hit by a pick-up in Spencer Township, northwest of Aitkin.
The Brainerd Fire Department investigated what turned out to be a false alarm Saturday at Woodland Acres on Buffalo Hills Lane.
THEFT -- TNT Towing, 22417 Highway 6, Deerwood, Friday reported a Dodge Dynasty stolen.
Jones lead American charge
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) -- It took about two-thirds of the LPGA Tour season, but Americans finally left an event with the title and the biggest of the checks.
Duval emerges from the struggle as British Open champ
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Fittingly, the final test came on the walk up the 18th.
Duval escapes his trap
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The lingering image of David Duval from the 2000 British Open, when he began the final round in a final-twosome showdown with Tiger Woods, was of him, in anguis
Summit fails to resolve climate problem but leaves leaders heartened over other gains
GENOA, Italy -- President Bush and other world leaders left this riot-scarred city able to claim some success on issues that had threatened their summit, even while failing to overcome differences on climate control.
Bush looking for quick U.S.-Russian agreement for new talks on arms control
ROME (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he is looking to reach quick agreement with Russia on a framework for new arms control talks, but will allow President Vladimir Putin and European allies "ample time" to get used to the idea of scrapping a nearly 30-year-old arms treaty.
Fast track trade facing slow path
WASHINGTON -- Congress is heading toward a trade battle, with Republicans trying to give the president more power to negotiate new deals and Democrats saying that won't happen without looking at the broader effects of world trade.
John Hopkins told it may resume human research
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Government regulators told Johns Hopkins University on Monday that the school may resume medical research on humans, four days after the regulators halted such studies because of the death of a volunteer.
George Bedard dies
George R. Bedard, 91, a former Brainerd mayor and Realtor who started his business in the back booth of his restaurant, died Sunday at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. He was 91.
Cass deputy proves to be dog's best friend
BEMIDJI -- It was the most doggoned caper Cass County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Diekmann ever did see, but it all ended with a happy
To parents of twins: You are not alone
Potty training, biting and hitting. A Brainerd area group deals with these sorts of problems ... in multiples.
In a page 6A story in Sunday's Dispatch the deadline for performers to submit a video for the amateur talent contest Aug. 10 on the Mills Free Stage at the Crow Wing County Fair was incorrect. The correct deadline date should have been Tuesday, July 31.
BACKUS -- Construction on Highway 87 between the north junction of Highway 371 in Backus and Highway 84 is set to begin the week of July 30, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Man dies in industrial accident
DEERWOOD -- An area man died today in what authorities are calling an industrial accident at Trus Joist MacMillan in Deerwood.
Television has come to the Brainerd City Council with two new shows on public access. Read more about it in Tuesday's Dispatch.
3-year-old drowns in yard pool
LITTLE FALLS -- A 3-year-old girl died Sunday, the victim of drowning in a pool.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - The fund to repair the carillon bells on the Courthouse roof stands at $1,000 today. Needed to repair the bells so they can function on a daily basis once again is at least $2,000.
At busiest airports, more than one-quarter of flights at least 15 minutes late
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than one-quarter of flights into 11 of the nation's busiest airports were at least 15 minutes late during the first five months of the year, government figures show.
Thousands pay tribute to Graham
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands paid tribute Monday to Katharine Graham, filling a cavernous church with memories of a gallant lady who befriended presidents and a brave businesswoman who longed for news stories that gave her a "piece of the action."
CHICAGO -- One comes home and announces her intention to diet because "I'm getting fat!"
$3 billion spent so far in security steps for U.S. embassies
WASHINGTON -- Since terrorist bombs destroyed two U.S. embassies in East Africa nearly three years ago, the State Department has spent $3 billion on security initiatives that include shatterproof windows, high-tech screening devices and plainclothes surveillance teams at embassies around the world.
Pope urges Bush to bar using human embryos for research
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) -- Pope John Paul II urged President Bush to bar using human embryos for medical research, saying Monday that America has a moral responsibility to reject actions that "devalue and violate human life."
Good weather in Florida inviting space shuttle Atlantis back to Earth on time
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Favorable weather forecasts Monday for NASA's preferred landing site in Florida gave flight controllers confidence that space shuttle Atlantis and its five-member crew would return home on time.
Baltimore breathes easier
BALTIMORE -- Crews removed the last smoldering railroad car from a downtown tunnel Monday, five days after a CSX train derailed and caught fire, creating chaos across the city.
Who did what
Major League linescores
CHICAGO (AP) -- A tight hamstring will not delay Nomar Garciaparra's comeback.
Yankees get rings, stop 4-game skid
Mike Mussina walked in from the bullpen as his New York Yankees teammates got their World Series rings, and he thought ahead.
A day of rarities in the NL
A Houston Astros shutout at Enron Field. John Smoltz relieving Greg Maddux. It was a day of firsts in the National League.
Shirley A. Midgley
BURTRUM -- Shirley A. Midgley, 66, Burtrum, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at home.
George R. Bedard
George R. Bedard, 91, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
LITTLE FALLS -- Kaley Isme, 3, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, in Little Falls.
LaVerne C. Hendrickson
CROSSLAKE -- LaVerne Carol Hendrickson, 74, Crosslake, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Hennepin County Medical Center.
William D. Vinje
William D. Vinje, 60, Esko, died July 21, 2001.
Ann C. Huseby
NEW HOPE -- Ann C. Huseby, 92, New Hope, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope.
Matthew A. Moore
Matthew A. Moore, 17, Aitkin, died Friday, July 20, 2001, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
STAPLES -- Duane Hurd, 75, Staples, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
ST. CLOUD -- Cy Kuefler, 76, St. Cloud, formerly of Lake Shore, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lorraine E. Schultz
Lorraine E. Schultz, 71, Brainerd, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Esther E. Bennett
Esther Elnor Bennett, 75, Brainerd, died Sunday, July 21, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
The New York Times, the Miami Herald and many other newspapers have gone to a great deal of trouble to demonstrate what should have been fairly obvious by the end of last year: that, for all the problems with the presidential vote in Florida, the result was, in essence, a statistical tie.
I wonder how many people are aware that the county plans on taking over Highway 25 North.
After the 'Energy Crisis'
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
OTHER OPINIONS Not a normal vote
House supporters of campaign finance reform have begun anew the laborious process of pressing for an unobstructed up-or-down vote on their bill.
Drivers battle in the heat at NCMS
One hundred drivers battled the blistering heat Saturday as Nick Musel, Dave Mass, Chuck Olson and Brad Dwyer won their respective division at the North Central Motor Speedway competitions.
Carpentier gets first career win
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Patrick Carpentier kept waiting for Dario Franchitti or Michel Jourdain Jr. to suddenly appear in his mirrors as he approached the checkered flag in Sunday's heartstopping Harrah's 500.
Jarrett pushes past teammate for victory
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- It's tough being a team player when a victory is on the line.
Girl attacked by tiger at private camp
RACINE, Minn. (AP) -- A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized with minor injuries after being attacked by a tiger at a private wild animal refuge in this southeastern Minnesota town, authorities said.
Triathlete from Illinois dies after Minnesota triathlon
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- An Illinois man has died after competing in a triathlon in northern Minnesota.
Weekend rains bring relief to Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Southern Minnesota got its first significant rainfall of the month over the weekend, bringing some relief to brittle lawns and giving farmers a fighting chance to keep their crops alive.
2nd half blues Mighty Gulls continue to struggle, drop doubleheader to St. Cloud
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls managed to lose games in two different cities Sunday, adding two more losses to their ever-growing pile of defeats.
To the plate
RANDALL-- In the North Division playoffs Saturday, the Randall Cubs rallied from a 6-1 deficit to beat St. Mathias 17-11. This game turned in the bottom of the fourth inning when the Cubs sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs on seven hits.
Northwoods League Baseball
Mariners deal defeats to Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul Abbott took a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning, showing once again how far he has come with the Seattle Mariners.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Very warm and humid central and south. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s far northwest to around 90 south. Heat indices of 95 to to around 100 south. Cooler near lake superior and lake michigan.
The Weather Elsewhere
Weather drawing by Jave Madison of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Minnesota state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch southeast through 10 am...
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory today portions of eastern iowa...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Scattered thunderstorms ending southeast this morning. A chance of thunderstorms west. Highs in the 70s northwest to near 90 southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny. Highs 75 to 85.
Names and faces
MIAMI (AP) -- Janet Reno's doctors say her mild form of Parkinson's disease should not prevent the former U.S. attorney general from running for the Florida governor's office.
Negotiators rescue global warming pact
BONN, Germany -- Negotiators from 178 nations rescued the 1997 Kyoto Protocol after 48 hours of marathon talks ending Monday, leaving the United States isolated as the rest of the world embraced the first binding treaty on combating global warming.
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