Homeschooling advocates push for greater freedom, less regulation
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Mary Ann Eagleson's garage is crammed with reminders of how cumbersome it has been to educate her four children at home, including 10 cardboard boxes full of assignments completed over 14 years.
The following area students were named to the spring semester dean's list at Bemidji State University:
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle estimate: 300. Last Monday: 363. Year ago Monday: 309. Friday actual: 132.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 431, a year ago 240.
UPSALA -- Four people were injured after the car in which they were riding collided with a milk truck at Balcony Road and 40th Street in Elmdale Township, near Upsala about 12:30 p.m., the Morrison County Sheriff's Department reported.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
The most important thing junior golfers learn when they participate in a clinic isn't the proper grip.
Green nips Irwin in seven-hole playoff
JERICHO, N.Y. (AP) -- According to Hubert Green, his playoff victory over Hale Irwin on Sunday in the Long Island Classic was eight holes, not seven.
Beem holds off Lowery to win wild International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Jack Vickers, founder of The International, envisioned a tournament with wild scoring swings, especially over the final few holes.
In small Missouri town, troubled retirement accounts don't mean troubled spending
MACON, Mo. (AP) -- Bill Truitt has seen plenty of dark days before, and not just in the coal mines where he labored for nearly 50 years.
More older couples living together without wedding rings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vic Pelton, 73 and in love, says there are no wedding bells in his future. He's content to share house keys and closet space -- but not "I do's" -- with his girlfriend of nearly two decades.
After Hazel York's husband died, she moved into a retirement home, convinced the better part of her life was over.
Senior center is planning summer and fall bus trips
The Lakes Area Senior Activity Center is sponsoring a "spur" of the moment bus trip Aug. 17 to Bonanzaville Ranch in West Fargo for Pioneer Days.
Retiring isn't in Russ' vocabulary
BAXTER -- After working 44.5 years for Land O' Lakes, Russ Hamblin of Baxter didn't know what to do with his time.
Legionnaires' disease infects dozens in England, more cases suspected
LONDON -- More than 70 people were hospitalized Monday following a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has claimed one life.
Reports question safety of water births, citing risk of drowning in tub
CHICAGO (AP) -- Delivering babies underwater in so-called water births could result in occasional near-drownings and deaths, reports suggest in the August issue of Pediatrics.
The Lakes Area Yoga Association is sponsoring Gentle Yoga classes beginning 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 in the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center great room.
Study shows no link between pollution, breast cancer
NEW YORK (AP) -- A study on possible links between pollution and the high rates of breast cancer on Long Island failed to show a connection, results showed Tuesday.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, the Lakes Area Growers Market is open for business May through Oct. 29, blocking off traffic at South 7th and Maple Streets in downtown Brainerd.
Little Falls School Board grants teachers pay hike
LITTLE FALLS -- Teachers in the Little Falls School District will see an increase in their paychecks for the first time since the fall of 2000.
Antique appraisal specialists Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan were on hand at the antique show Saturday at the Brainerd Armory. Area residents received appraisals on everything from furniture to antique jewelry.
Mayor presents Tower Award to Sen. Samuelson
Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, was presented with the Tower Award Monday.
Where is it?
The Crow Wing County Fair medallion hunt starts Tuesday. Look for the first clue in Tuesday's Dispatch.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 5 - 20 years ago (1982) - Temple Baptist Church of Brainerd will celebrate its 100th anniversary on August 14 and 15. The church was organized on Aug. 20, 1882 as the First Swedish Church of Brainerd.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the name of the DFL-endorsed candidate for state auditor in a story in Friday's newspaper. The DFL-endorsed candidate is Rep. Gregory Gray, DFL-Minneapolis.
Sprucing up for the county fair
Peter Smith (left) steadied Dylan Eschenbacher's calf as Eschenbacher cleaned it at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds this morning. Eschenbacher is a member of the Clover Leaf 4-H Club. The fair opens today.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed the name of a 4-H club in a Page 1A Sunday story. The Nisswa 4-H club is the Black Bear 4-H Club.
First fair pet
Alice Craig, a member of the Clover Leaf 4-H Club, comforted her 6-month-old rabbit named Hershey at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds this morning.
Plane crash injures three
Three people were injured in a plane crash Sunday on the south end of Gull Lake.
Lake Shore bars phosphorous fertilizer on lawns
LAKE SHORE -- Under a new city ordinance aimed at improving water quality, Lake Shore residents no longer can apply phosphorous fertilizers to their lawns.
Dial 211 for help Phone service started in lakes area to provide information
Do you need an answer on a health issue and can't wait?
After hot debate, council votes 4-3 to pursue bonds
After heated debate over several options, it was decided Monday Brainerd will pursue bonding for its new city buildings.
City discusses struggling taxi service, potential conflict of interest
How the city should respond to a struggling taxi service and potential conflict of interest on the city's transportation committee was discussed at an emergency meeting Friday.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 6 - 20 years ago (1982) - Total attendance at this year's Crow Wing County Fair was 85,500, up 6,500 from 1981 despite the warm weather, this year.
A project to create safer biking on County Road 16 between Jenkins and Crosslake is complete. Look for a columnist's view of the lanes Wednesday in Neighbors.
Mystery of Paul's broken arm solved
The mystery behind Paul Bunyan's broken arm has been solved.
Mine drama brings back memories of 1924 Milford Mine disaster on Cuyuna Iron Range
CROSBY (AP) -- Nearly eight decades ago, a rush of mud and swamp water poured into an iron mine on Minnesota's Cuyuna Iron Range, drowning 41 men and flooding nearby towns with grief.
Staples man accused of sexual abuse of minors
STAPLES -- A 37-year-old Staples man faces charges for sexual misconduct involving minors after authorities found photographs of the man with several underage children.
New Brainerd housing ordinance to be reviewed
Only two weeks in effect and the housing maintenance ordinance will be sent to a committee for review.
Report: Justice missing 775 weapons, 400 laptops
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is instituting new security protocols after a government audit showed the Justice Department lost track of hundreds of weapons and laptop computers.
Kidnap survivors say attacker said he would kill them, started counting down
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man who abducted two girls from a teen hangout told them he would kill them and started a countdown, the teens said in an interview broadcast Monday.
Florida judge overturns state's school voucher law
MIAMI -- A few weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the use of school vouchers, a Florida judge ruled Monday that the nation's only statewide voucher program violates the Florida Constitution because it gives tax money to religious schools.
NY municipal workers accused of stealing millions from credit union after Sept. 11
NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the largest fraud cases resulting from the terrorist attacks, thousands of people are accused of using ATMs to steal $15 million from a municipal employees' credit union whose computer security system was damaged on Sept. 11.
Five dead, one wounded in shooting that killed Dallas family
DALLAS (AP) -- Five people, including a mother and her two children, were shot and killed and another was wounded in what is being called one of the worst episodes of family violence Dallas has ever seen, authorities said.
White pelicans return to Wisconsin after 100-year absence
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- After disappearing for more than a century in Wisconsin, white pelicans -- with their long wing spans and orange beaks -- have returned in surprising numbers to the area.
CDC: West Nile Virus here to stay
ATLANTA (AP) -- National health officials warned Monday that the West Nile Virus is here to stay and that simple prevention efforts, such as wearing insect repellent, is the best way to manage the epidemic.
Bush reviews military options for Iraq with top general, key advisers
WASHINGTON -- The general who would command an invasion of Iraq has presented President Bush and his key advisers the latest Pentagon scenario for a U.S. attack.
A day of thanks
SOMERSET, Pa. -- The nine miners trapped for three days in a flooded mine attended a church service to give thanks for the rescue some have called a miracle.
Surgery to separate heads of 1-year-old Guatemalan twins completed
LOS ANGELES -- In a risky procedure spanning about 20 hours, surgeons separated 1-year-old Guatemalan twins joined at the head, a doctor said Tuesday.
Battered but beautiful
OFF CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. -- It's rusty, covered with coral and pocked with dents. But to the divers and scientists who pulled it from the ocean floor, it's irresistible.
Voucher supporters ready for state fights, but acknowledge rough road ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Energized by this summer's Supreme Court decision, legislators in as many as 20 states will introduce bills that would allow families to use taxpayer funds for private or religious schools, voucher advocates say.
Bush's health gets thumbs-up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush declared himself in "tip top" form Tuesday on the occasion of his annual medical checkup.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman whose ex-boyfriend wanted to stop her from having an abortion will be allowed to end her pregnancy now that a judge has ruled in her favor in a case that has outraged abortion rights activists.
Teen Choice Awards honor 'Spider-Man' kiss
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Mandy Moore and Shane West displayed the coolest chemistry in "A Walk to Remember," but Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had the best "lip lock" for their rainy, upside-down smooch in "Spider-Man."
U.S. loans Uruguay $1.5 billion to bolster banking system
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration made an emergency $1.5 billion loan to Uruguay on Sunday in a bid to halt that country's banking crisis and limit the possibility of another Argentina-style economic collapse.
Spurrier leaves Japan with that Gator look
OSAKA, Japan -- On fourth-and-1 in his first NFL exhibition game, Steve Spurrier went long. And the play panned out.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NASCAR will sort through accounts of what led Tony Stewart to punch a photographer following the Brickyard 400 before deciding if the driver should be punished.
Chick Hearn still critical as doctors monitor progress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Longtime Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn was in critical condition Sunday, one day after undergoing two operations for a head injury.
Baseball differences are 'solvable'
Amid a heightened pace and the possibility that the players union will set a strike date next week if there isn't significant progress in baseball's collective bargaining talks, lawyers for the players and owners reached agreement on some of the ancillary issues Monday while failing to resolve the core issue of revenue sharing.
Cardinals look to Greisen as Plummer's backup
For the first time since Jake Plummer became a starter in his rookie season, there will be no seasoned quarterback behind him.
Saturday would have been great day for George Allen to be alive
CANTON, Ohio -- Hail, hail, the now-Way Over The Hill Gang was mostly all here Saturday to witness the induction ceremony for George Allen, the Washington Redskins' quirky, consumed and singularly focused former head coach.
Heck, Madden and Michaels hit it off
John Madden gave viewers an early "boom!" and plenty of "hecks" in his "Monday Night Football" debut -- and nary a highfalutin' reference.
Legendary Lakers' broadcaster dies
LOS ANGELES -- Chick Hearn, the legendary broadcaster who provided the lively soundtrack to more than four decades of Los Angeles Laker basketball, inventing a new vocabulary along the way, died Monday. He was 85.
Texans tumble; Evans bruises spinal cord
CANTON, Ohio -- The expansion Houston Texans' first official football game -- a 34-17 exhibition loss to the New York Giants -- was tinged with sadness Monday night when reserve safety Leomont Evans had to be rushed to a local hospital after suffering a bruised spinal cord as he tried to rush a Giants punter.
Charles R. Paschall
CROSBY -- Charles Roger Paschall, 67, Crosby, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby of heart disease.
McGREGOR -- John Serfling, 70, McGregor, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Lyman D. Schmidt
LAPORTE -- Lyman D. Schmidt, 94, Laporte, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at the Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.
Doris M. Page
CHESIRE, Conn. -- Doris M. (Page) Smith, 88, Chesire, Conn., died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden, Conn.
Willis Rauen, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at home.
PIERZ -- Clarita Urai, 73, Pierz, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Jennie Sundberg Rego
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Graveside services for Jennie Sundberg Rego, 85, San Rafael, Calif., formerly of Brainerd, who died Feb. 14, 2002, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Brainerd.
John C. Serfling
McGREGOR -- John C. Serfling, 70, McGregor, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Kenneth J. Sipper
DEERWOOD -- Kenneth James Sipper, 81, Deerwood, formerly of Emily, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Willis E. Rauen Jr.
Willis E. Rauen Jr., 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at home.
Daniel A. Vukelich
FRAZEE -- Daniel A. Vukelich, 47, Frazee, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
William 'Bill' W. Houle
STILLWATER -- William "Bill" W. Houle, 83, Stillwater, formerly of Hugo, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002.
Aletha E. Hall
PEQUOT LAKES -- Aletha E. Hall, 94, Pequot Lakes, died today, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
BOWLUS -- Roger Benusa, 63, Bowlus, died today, Aug. 6, 2002, at home.
Cecelia 'Ceil' E. Wolf
Cecelia "Ceil" E. Wolf, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at home.
Judith 'Judy' Johnson
ERSKINE -- Judith "Judy" Johnson, 66, Erskine, formerly of Aitkin, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.
Christine Renee Beaupre
MINNEAPOLIS -- Christine Renee Beaupre, 16, Minneapolis, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
WAHKON -- Olive Flygare, 83, Wahkon, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia.
I must reply to careless, uninformed remarks directed to HART. Be careful what you say, know of whom you speak before you throw out unkind and perhaps hurtful words. Words can damage.
For more than 30 years, Minnesota has helped ensure access to higher education for students and families of all economic backgrounds.
Don't blame the player's salaries
The refrain often heard about the economics of sports is that athlete salaries dramatically drive up ticket prices. In fact, this proposition has the financial connection exactly wrong. It is revenues, or projected revenues, that drive salaries and not the reverse.
Convicted for speech
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
Word limits are 300 words for letters, 50 for endorsements
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
In the Open Forum of August 3, 2002, it was stated that 'educated individuals' know that Planned Parenthood is not synonymous with abortion. A truly educated in
Eye to eye with the beast
The beast was a foot long if he was an inch, I tell you.
The Dispatch's editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
The war against CEOs
"Tomorrow I'm going to sign a bill that says as clearly as we can possibly say it ... that if you're a CEO and you think you can fudge the books in order to make yourself look better, we're going to find you, we're going to arrest you, and we're going to hold you to account."
The Iraq threat
President Bush speaks at every opportunity of the need for a "regime change" in Iraq, one of the triumvirate in his axis of evil, but he has yet to make the case for U.S. military action to remove Saddam Hussein. Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee launched a much-needed inquiry into that topic, raising the question not just of how Hussein could be toppled but, more important, what sort of regime might follow.
Elliott's experience finally prevails at Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chalk one up for experience.
Force roars to fourth victory
SONOMA, Calif. -- John Force raced to his fourth Funny Car victory of the season and 102nd of his career Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals.
Clay County residents put most income into rent
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Residents in Clay County don't want to hear about the affordable housing problems of the Twin Cities.
Police may review search procedures following deadly shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police may review how suspect searches are handled after a woman managed to hide a gun from officers just before a deadly shootout.
In field, DNR officers bear burden of court decision
SPICER (AP) -- Conservation officer Mike O'Brien eases his boat onto Green Lake, frowning as he considers how a recent court ruling will affect his efforts to guard the state's natural resources.
Meat processors worry about chronic wasting disease
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Meat processors are worried that chronic wasting disease will be found in Minnesota's wild deer, forcing them to stop making venison sausage for hunters.
Some question FBI whistleblower's loyalty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former and current FBI agents are split on whether fellow agent Coleen Rowley did the right thing when she criticized the FBI's handling of the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui.
Business money flows to Coleman campaign
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- GOP Senate candidate Norm Coleman has tapped corporate executives and political action committees for much of the $5.5 million he has raised through June 30.
Estimated 150,000 attend 20th WE Fest
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Red, white and blue bandanas, baseball caps and cowboy hats nodded along to the beat as an estimated 150,000 country music fans enjoyed the 20th WE Fest celebration.
Hundreds expected at funeral for fallen Minneapolis officer
BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers have traveled to this small northwestern Wisconsin town to honor a Minneapolis police officer who was killed on duty.
Logging effects tracked
DULUTH (AP) -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth have created a new tool to manage the region's forests.
West Nile Virus continues to spread in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tests confirm 17 birds and seven horses in Minnesota have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, the state Health Department said Monday.
Greenlee Textron closing Fairmont plant, 60 jobs cut
FAIRMONT (AP) -- Sixty jobs will be affected with the announced closing of the Greenlee Textron Inc. plant by the end of March.
Beetles overcome Gulls in 17th
For the past four games, the Brainerd Mighty Gulls have been able to edge their opponents with some last-minute heroics, sometimes in extra innings.
New player lifts Mighty Gulls
If Brainerd Mighty Gulls fans, sports writers and the Rochester Honkers didn't know who Brandon Freeborn was before Sunday's doubleheader, they do now.
The Brainerd Mighty Gulls of the Northwoods League announced two schedule changes this week.
Buckman advances to state
PIERZ -- The Buckman Billygoats clinched a state tournament berth with a 6-2 victory over Fort Ripley in the winners' bracket of the Region 8C amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Brainerd girls win state 16-and-under soccer title
The Brainerd Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association 16-under girls' soccer team captured the state championship Sunday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Saturday's stock car racing program at North Central Speedway in Barrows was canceled by rain.
Northwoods league baseball
Bees win region opener
COLD SPRING -- The third-seeded Brainerd Bees upended No. 2 Ultimate Sports of Waite Park 4-2 in the opening round of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Northwoods league baseball
Brainerd wins Legion district title
ST. CLOUD -- It didn't matter who pitched for Brainerd in the District 6 American Legion baseball tournament in the last five days.
Reserve helps Lynx storm past Seattle
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Georgia Schweitzer, filling in for injured starter Svetlana Abrosimova, scored a career-high 17 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 73-60 Sunday.
Selig says Twins' shining season is 'aberration'
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Despite the Minnesota Twins' on-field success this season, baseball commissioner Bud Selig maintains the team is no less a candidate for contraction than it was a year ago.
Twins receive scare in victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Corey Koskie took one for his teammates on Sunday.
Royals stop Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Kansas City Royals were struggling to score, the bottom-third of their order helped them break the slump.
Vikings' front looks like strength
MANKATO (AP) -- The Vikings made revamping their defensive line a top priority in the offseason.
Twins fans starting to fill up Dome
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Just as encouraging as the Minnesota Twins' eight victories on their recently completed 10-game homestand was the number of people there to watch them.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of late afternoon thunderstorms west with isolated thunderstorms east. Highs 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy early morning fog...Then partly to mostly sunny. A chance for showers and thunderstorms far southwest. Highs in the 70s to near 80.
Weather drawing by Gregory Shervey of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for South Dakota
T0day...Partly cloudy west to mostly cloudy east. Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending in the east. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the west. Highs in the 80s east to the mid 90s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of morning thunderstorms in the southeast. A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the west. Highs of 75 to 85.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Sunny or mostly sunny. Highs from the upper 60s to the mid 70s.
Minnesota state forecast
This afternoon...Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms parts of central and south. A chance of thunderstorms northwest. Highs mainly in the 70s.
I like to play outside
Weather drawing by Amanda Craft of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa school.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely northwestern third... Mainly this morning. A chance of thunderstorms central and southwest. Partly sunny with highs in the middle 70s northeast to lower 80s southwest.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny north. Partly to mostly cloudy central and south. Showers and thunderstorms likely south...Mainly during the morning. Highs generally in the 70s.
State forecast for North Dakota
This afternoon...Sunny east. Partly sunny central with a chance of late day thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy west with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 85.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Occasional showers and thunderstorms central and north...And showers and thunderstorms likely south. Highs in the upper 70s and 80s.
Names and faces
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Tonya Harding drove drunk and has a problem with alcohol, she admitted as part of a deal that lets her avoid a conviction if she stays out of trouble for five years.
Palestinian militiamen killed; high court upholds house demolitions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops killed the suspected mastermind of a Tel Aviv suicide bombing and a second Palestinian militiaman during a West Bank chase Tuesday, and Israel's Supreme Court upheld the practice of demolishing homes of Palestinian terror suspects without warning.
Nine killed in attack on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir
NUNWAN, India (AP) -- Suspected Islamic militants lobbed a grenade and opened fire Tuesday on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir, killing nine of them and wounding 27 others, police said.
Gunmen storm Christian school in Pakistan, killing six
MURREE, Pakistan (AP) -- Masked gunmen firing Kalashnikov rifles stormed the campus of a Christian school in this mountain resort Monday, killing at least six people and wounding two others before escaping, police and other officials said.
Army tightens travel bans in West Bank, isolates Gaza town in response to attacks
JERUSALEM -- Israel announced a "total ban" on Palestinian travel in much of the West Bank and sealed off a chunk of the Gaza Strip with tanks Monday in response to Palestinian attacks on Israelis that killed 13 people over 24 hours.
Two killed in Spain car bombing
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Two people -- including a 6-year-old girl -- were killed and several others were injured Sunday when a car bomb exploded in front of a military police barracks in southeastern Spain, police and a government official said. Twenty-five others were injured.
Iraq invites members of U.S. Congress to tour suspected weapons of mass destruction sites
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq invited U.S. Congress members and experts of their choice Monday to search sites in Iraq where they suspect weapons of mass destruction are hidden.
Coalition planes strike Iraqi facility, U.S. military says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airplanes from the U.S.-British coalition patrolling southern Iraq bombed an Iraqi military facility Monday, the U.S. Central Command said.
Administration defends al-Qaida review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bush administration officials say they moved as quickly as possible to assemble a plan for eliminating the al-Qaida terror network, defending a review that took eight months and was completed only a week before the Sept. 11 attacks.
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