THEFT -- Marlene Minke, 7000 block of Highway 25 North, reported Saturday the theft of her Toyota Camry.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 174, a year ago 424.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire at Lowell School at 1:20 a.m. Sunday.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 300.
STAPLES -- Two people were injured Sunday in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 64 in Cass County, 22 miles north of Staples.
VANDALISM -- Washington Middle School reported four windows had been broken out at the school. Damage was estimated at $750.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 800 (includes 300 feeder pigs).
BOWLUS -- One person was hurt in a three-vehicle accident today on Morrison County Road 24, 1.5 miles south of Bowlus.
Els gets first Tour win of season
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Although you-know-who wasn't playing, that didn't detract from Ernie Els' victory in The International.
Kane records first career win at Michelob Light Classic
EUREKA, Mo. (AP) -- The key to Lorie Kane's first career LPGA win at the Michelob Light Classic was simple: She hardly made any mistakes.
Dougherty attains first Senior win at Burnet Classic
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- Ed Dougherty displayed a sense of purpose on the Bunker Hills course at the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic -- and a sense of humor off it.
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- Final scores and earnings Sunday in the $1.6 million Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, played on the 6,914-yard, par-72 Bunker Hills Golf Course:
Baxter-Nisswa 371 roadwork won't affect motorists yet
Construction on Highway 371 began today between Design Drive in Baxter and Nisswa, but the roadwork won't affect motorists traveling the corridor until after the week of Aug. 21, said Mike Travis, spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Foundation announces July grants
The Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving 14 counties in central Minnesota, awarded six community grants in July totaling $33,500.
More than 140 arrested at music festival
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- Authorities arrested more than 140 people for alcohol violations during the weekend's WE Fest near this western Minnesota city.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- A prison inmate is back in custody after escaping from a minimum-security facility over the weekend. Michael D. Alt, 30, apparently walked away from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater.
If you take a deep breath and notice less smoke in the air at your favorite dining establishment, it may be because of the rising trend for restaurants to instill a smoke-free policy.
BENA -- The bodies of two people missing since Wednesday were recovered Saturday from Lake Winnibigoshish.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Michael Jon Hassler, a Brainerd poet, recently had a collection of his poems published. "I Skipped The Circus" is the title of Hassler's book. The book includes 23 of Hassler's poems.
Just for Kix camp winners announced
The following are a list of awards won by area dancers at the 17th annual Just for Kix dance camp held at Brainerd High School
Hatch discusses key issues
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch isn't running for election this year but he's keeping plenty busy.
He'd be smiling
Friends and relatives of the late C. Elmer Anderson can almost imagine a quiet smile forming on his face as the tentative list of political speakers for Wednesday's dedication of the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway grew longer.
Grove City boy dies of ATV accident injuries
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Grove City boy has died of injuries suffered July 30 when he lost control while driving an all-terrain vehicle in the yard of his family's home.
Crow Wing County Fair schedule Tuesday -- Entry Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m.-- Entering of exhibits. 6 p.m.
Ventura says campaign finance reform is most important issue
Gov. Jesse Ventura, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, said campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing the nation's voters this year.
Police seek killer of 'Can Man'
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Police were still looking Monday morning for the killer of a 78-year-old man that neighbors said was kind, friendly and known to most only as "Can Man."
Girl arrested after leading officers on chase
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- Authorities used spikes to puncture tires as they tried to stop a vehicle during a 27-mile chase through three western Minnesota counties.
Authorities say death may be linked to Ecstasy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The death of a 26-year-old Minneapolis man may be linked to a possibly tainted batch of the party drug Ecstasy, police said.
Crow Wing County Fair schedule Tuesday -- Entry Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
In a Sunday business feature on Cimarron Printing on Page 4D, Universal Pensions chief executive officer's name should have been spelled Arnie Johnson.
Cable contractor faces fines over St. Cloud gas explosion
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- A Michigan company faces up to $3,000 in fines for its actions in a 1998 explosion that killed four people and injured a dozen others.
City policy on documents irks Olson
Former Brainerd Mayor Bob Olson said he believes a policy adopted by the Brainerd City Council Monday, based on dollar amounts concerning his recent document request, is a direct attack on him.
Funding OK'd for lakes area housing study
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved $1,000 in funding for a Brainerd lakes area housing study.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - South Seventh Street in Downtown Brainerd has a new look to it, as a result of the renovation of an upstairs apartment building into the Downtown Office Center. Fifteen new offices were constructed inside the 11,000 square foot upstairs area. Owner of the building is Dick Volkmuth.
Informal poll supports keeping fountain
Results from an informal Dispatch poll show a majority of respondents in favor of retaining the Gregory Park fountain.
Council holds off on tearing down fountain
There will be a Gregory Park fountain. Whether it is a renovated version of the current fountain or an entire new one has yet to be decided.
The place for a senior dance was listed incorrectly in Sunday's What's Doing section on Page 3C. The senior dance will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Pequot Lakes Senior Center. Music will be by Lyle Kline. The Dispatch regrets the error.
Parents of student who failed test sue scoring company
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The parents of a girl who has spent much of her summer tucked away in a classroom, being tutored in math because of a low basic skills test score, are suing the company that incorrectly graded hers and thousands of others' tests.
Blom's wife testifies in his defense
VIRGINIA (AP) -- Donald Blom's wife testified Monday that he was home in Richfield the night that Katie Poirier disappeared from a Moose Lake convenience store last year.
Midway carnival president Bast expects rides to be safe
Promising it to be the biggest midway ever at the Crow Wing County Fair this week, midway carnival president Harlan Bast said today that it's one of the safest, too.
More development pressure seen for Minnesota's small lakes
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Around Beauty Lake, less than a mile outside Itasca State Park, there is almost no evidence of civilization. There are no cabins and anglers rarely fish the clear, 50-foot-deep water.
Voyageurs National Park celebrating 25th anniversary
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- As Voyageurs National Park celebrates its 25th anniversary, park officials already are looking ahead to how the area should be used in the next quarter-century.
Bypass ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
The grand opening and dedication ceremony for the new C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway, also called the Highway 371 Brainerd bypass or realignment project, is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Sexual conduct charge against lawmaker dismissed
CAMBRIDGE (AP) -- A criminal charge that accused state Rep. Jim Rostberg of fondling a girl was dismissed on the condition that he admit to the "elements" of the charge in a related juvenile court proceeding.
Firm misstated average scores on writing-exam reports
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The wrong state average scores were printed on the transcripts of 61,000 fifth-graders who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment writing exam last school year, National Computer Systems acknowledged.
Crosslake Art Club to host Art Show
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Art Club will hold its 16th annual Art Show on Friday through Sunday at the Crosslake Community Center.
Infant deaths in state's child care settings double average
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Forty percent of all cases of sudden infant death syndrome in Minnesota occur in child-care settings, a rate that is twice the national average, a new study has found.
The following students have been named to the academic distinction list at The University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire: Ryan Dechaine, Brainerd, sophomore; and Kathryn Schoepf, Little Falls, senior.
Man killed in boating accident
NEVIS (AP) -- A Nevis man died of injuries suffered in a weekend boating accident on Belle Taine Lake in northern Minnesota.
Defense set to begin in Blom trial
VIRGINIA (AP) -- The murder and kidnapping trial of Donald Blom shifts to the defense now that prosecutors have presented their case against the Richfield man.
Inmate reported missing from Stillwater prison
STILLWATER (AP) -- An inmate from the prison here was reported missing Saturday, corrections officials said.
Winds, possible tornado damage businesses in Lakefield
LAKEFIELD (AP) -- Eight businesses sustained moderate to severe damage and trees and power lines were blown down when a storm swept through this southern Minnesota city, Police Chief Mary Brick said.
Father safely lands plane after pilot dies
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- Henry Anhalt had never flown an airplane, but his life and the lives of his wife and children depended on him when their pilot passed out at the controls.
Homes, mills leveled as fires rage in West
HAMILTON, Mont. -- After forcing hundreds of people from their mountain homes, fires sweeping across Montana's Bitterroot Valley destroyed dozens of buildings as authorities warned that winter might be the only cure to the worst fire season in decades.
Fires roaring across Rockies
HAMILTON, Mont. -- For Roy Mears, it was the 200 cattle he helped move as wildfires sweeping across southwestern Montana burned ever closer. He's pretty sure they are dead.
Tribes sign Great Lakes fishing rights policy
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- The Interior Department, five American Indian tribes and the state of Michigan have reached an agreement aimed at ending a dispute over Indian fishing practices in the Great Lakes.
American group to collect sanctions to bring against Iraq
SEATTLE -- For Bert Sacks, a weapon of mass destruction doesn't have to go "boom!"
Cuban doctors jailed in Africa after defecting arrive in Miami
MIAMI (AP) -- Two Cuban doctors jailed in Zimbabwe for more than a month after defecting from a medical mission arrived in Miami Monday night after nearly a month's temporary refuge in Sweden.
Internet turns antiquing 'on its head'
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. -- John Crowder's shop looks, sounds and smells like any of those he's owned during three decades in the antiquing business -- incense burning, classical music playing, customers meandering.
Rights activist to receive medal of freedom
DETROIT -- Growing up in the 1920s in Iowa, one group of locals struck a chord so deep within Mildred "Millie" Jeffrey that she never forgot how she felt.
Rare coin makes a mint at auction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Heads, it's a quarter. Tails, it's a dollar. Together, it is worth more than its weight in gold.
Vehicles removed from precarious Colorado perch
SILVERTON, Colo. -- Two passenger trucks have been freed from their mountainside perch, ending a six-day ordeal for two Texans whose predicament brought smirks and little sympathy from locals.
A new chapter
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- David Ray, who is blind and uses a cane to feel his way, can clearly see what this town is missing.
Firestone tires being probed in 46 highway deaths
A federal probe into potentially defective Firestone tires escalated Monday into one of the most serious such cases in decades, as investigators more than doubled the possible death toll to 46 and another major tire retailer halted sales.
Actor Sir Alec Guinness dies at 86
LONDON -- Sir Alec Guinness, a Shakespearean actor who was knighted after his role in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and was introduced to a new generation of fans as a wise Jedi knight in "Star Wars," has died at age 86.
Historic Utah smokestacks topple
SALT LAKE CITY -- Thousands of nostalgic Murray residents watched as two landmark smokestacks toppled and crumbled into their graves, burying nearly a century of history.
Washington farm workers rally for better wages
MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) -- About 4,000 farm workers and religious, political and civil rights supporters called for better wages and working conditions during a 4 1/2-mile march between two south-central farm towns.
ABC says Stossel report on organic food was wrong
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC News admitted on Monday that a "20/20" report by John Stossel questioning the safety of organic produce was wrong and that the reporter would apologize on the air for his mistake on Friday.
Verizon braces for business day traffic with strike
WASHINGTON -- Verizon Communications braced for busy workweek telephone traffic Monday, with thousands of operators and technicians on strike for the second day in a dozen Eastern states.
Government reveals 'Operation Smartcard' satellite TV sting
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Tuesday disclosed a 22-month undercover sting operation in which government agents sold thousands of counterfeit cards that allowed users to steal satellite television signals.
United Airlines scraps more flights
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines is canceling nearly 2,000 flights next month, the latest blow as the world's largest airline struggles to improve relations with its pilots.
Crew shortage forces canceled flights
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines canceled at least 120 flights at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, and the company blamed the cancellations on pilots who have refused to worked overtime since their contract expired in April.
National sports briefs
SONOMA, Calif. -- John Force reclaimed the Winston points lead in Funny Car Sunday by recording his seventh victory of the season at the FRAM Autolite Nationals at Sears Point Raceway.
Moss' injury not serious
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Randy Moss caught a break: his left shoulder and ribs are only bruised, not broken.
Yankees claim Canseco on waivers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees manager Joe Torre and Jose Canseco are in agreement: Neither knows what the slugger's role will be with New York.
Galarraga helps Braves win series against Cardinals
Andres Galarraga may be the biggest difference between this year's Atlanta Braves and the 1999 team.
Holmgren likes Packers' dedication
Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with his team's focus after returning to training camp.
Twins' rookie wins in second career start
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers couldn't solve J.C. Romero.
Moss returns to full workout
MANKATO (AP) -- Vikings receiver Randy Moss was back on the practice field Monday, going through a full workout and showing no effects from a bruised shoulder and ribs.
Redman notches 10th victory
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Kelly thought he had no choice.
Lennox leads Lynx before largest home crowd of season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Betty Lennox, a candidate for Rookie of the Year, scored 27 points and handed out a career-high eight assists on Sunday as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 80-75.
Royals outlast rain, Bluejays
The Kansas City Royals waited out the rain, then outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays.
West is the best, so how do you replace him?
LOS ANGELES -- And so the rolling, pitching, increasingly drifting sports scene that is Los Angeles has lost another anchor.
Kicker gives last year the boot
MANKATO -- Gary Anderson's weight is back. So is his smile and his bulls-eye accuracy.
Strawberry faces finance questions, surgery
NEW YORK (AP) -- Darryl Strawberry is to have a cancerous tumor removed from his stomach Monday amid questions about his finances.
Injury to Moss sours debut of Culpepper
MINNEAPOLIS -- After Minnesota went ahead on a field goal with 1:29 remaining, Andrew Jordan looked across the field at his former teammate and motioned for New Orleans receiver Jake Reed to look at the scoreboard.
Schilling improves to 3-0 for Diamondbacks
Against Montreal, Curt Schilling is a complete pitcher.
White Sox, Mariners look good in possible playoff previews
You couldn't blame the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners for wishing it was October.
Jean E. Anderson
Jean E. Anderson, 85, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- Lucille Hembre, 78, Aitkin, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Unit of Aitkin.
Margaret Kohls, 90, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Olga F. Habas
LITTLE FALLS -- Olga F. Habas, 95, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Sarah F. Sears
Sarah F. Sears, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Lucille 'Lucy' Hembre
AITKIN -- Lucille "Lucy" Hembre, 78, Aitkin, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
Donna L. Harry
STAPLES -- Donna LaVern Harry, 64, Staples, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Country Manor Health Care Center of Sartell.
Lorraine M. Anderson
VERNDALE -- Lorraine M. Anderson, 73, Verndale, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Mabel M. Meyer
Mabel M. Meyer, 96, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Agnes E. Luepker
Agnes E. Luepker, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Olga F. Habas
LITTLE FALLS -- Olga F. Habas, 95, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center Chapel of Little Falls.
Mary E. Johnson
EVANS, Wash. -- Mary E. Johnson, 89, Evans, Wash., and formerly of Pine River, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Colville, Wash.
Mabel M. Meyer
Mabel M. Meyer, 93, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Jean E. Anderson
Jean Elizabeth Anderson, 85, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at home.
George M. Tautges
ST. MATHIAS -- George M. Tautges, 79, St. Mathias, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Simon G. Boyd
ONAMIA -- Simon George "Ogembenaise" Boyd, 5, Onamia, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Onamia Hospital.
Agnes Luepker, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Sarah F. Sears
Sarah F. Sears, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Frieda Sherman, 82, Pine River, died today, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Jeffrey C. Losos
Jeffrey C. Losos, 19, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Adelaide J. Ott
GARRISON -- Adelaide Josephine Ott, 96, Garrison, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center of Little Falls.
Plan now - Dispatch Editorial
But growth is occurring at such a rapid pace in communities in central Minnesota that planning is a task that can no longer wait. The choices now are often plan for the future or be prepared to accept whatever happens because no plans were made.
To all citizens of Brainerd and the Brainerd lakes area, please join my wife Cathy and myself in an effort to save the historic, almost 100-year-old, water fountain in Gregory Park.
Warming and the woods
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
Tax fixes abound, but what's broken?
Wednesday was tax-cut day at the Republican National Convention, and it was an occasion to spread it on as thick as they do on Velveeta Recipe Day at a county fair.
Yet when older -- middle school and high school -- students are asked those questions in writing and with promised anonymity, they are more likely to be truthful and candid. T
Last week my husband and I took a kitten to the vet ... to be euthanized. It was a buff kitten with gray ears, tail and paws, and brilliant blue eyes. This was not the first time we had seen her. She had appeared earlier in the week
The Lieberman choice
WASHINGTON--The focus on the religious background of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the surprise choice for the second spot on the Democratic ticket, is both predictable and superficial.
How to initiate a merger study
Other than some symbolic linking of arms and uttering phrases like "we are one community," is
Clinton raises funds for Hillary
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Clinton says opponents of his wife's run for the Senate from New York are trying to muddy the campaign playing field through personal attacks intended to confuse voters and unfairly incite resentment against her.
Bush holds 17-point lead in Gallup poll
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George W. Bush has a 17-point post-convention lead over Al Gore among likely voters in the CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Sunday, the same lead Democrat Michael Dukakis had in that poll after his convention in 1988.
Bush, Cheney wrap up train tour of swing states
AUSTIN, Texas -- Wrapping up a whistle-stop train tour of the Midwest, George W. Bush headed back to Texas to regroup before embarking on the next leg of his Republican presidential campaign -- a swing through the West with former rival John McCain.
Gore chooses Lieberman as running mate
WASHINGTON -- Al Gore has selected Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman to be his running mate, rounding out the Democratic ticket with the first Jewish vice presidential candidate in American history, The Associated Press has learned.
Lieberman can run for both VP, Senate
Under Connecticut law, Joseph Lieberman can run for both vice president and his third term in the Senate.
Bush gets mixed reviews on minority record in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- George W. Bush portrays himself as a man of inclusiveness, a Republican who has been opening doors for minorities ever since becoming governor of Texas. Critics say his record back home is mixed, at best.
Lieberman: Friends say it's all about character
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the 1980s, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas took time out to campaign for a fellow Yale Law School graduate in Connecticut. In 1992, Joseph Lieberman returned the favor, speaking up as the first senator from the Northeast to endorse Clinton's presidential bid.
Rain suspends races at NCMS
Heavy rain halted racing action at North Central Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Late pass sends Labonte to victory
INDIANAPOLIS -- With a gentle nudge, one of the most dominating Brickyard 400 drives went for naught. Once Bobby Labonte caught and then slipped past Rusty Wallace, it was all over.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Results Saturday of the NASCAR Winston Cup Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, car, laps completed, reason out, if any, and money won:
Northwoods League Baseball
Channel Cats pounce on Mighty Gulls
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Brainerd Mighty Gulls likely would like the first inning back in Sunday's game with Grand Forks as the Channel Cats compiled nine runs.
Stars help open Dumont Series
As storm clouds rolled into Don Adamson Field Saturday night, the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and under World Series game between the Braves of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and the Brainerd Bulldogs was suspended in the third inning with Canada leading 1-0.
Texas, Iowa unbeaten in Dumont
The Houston Cobras and Iowa Explorers remained the only unbeaten teams in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and under World Series at Adamson and Mills fields in Brainerd this past weekend.
Diane Kalscheur (left) and Amy Breuscher pulled at Mills Field Saturday as their team from Oregon, Wis., tried to earn a trip to the Tug of War International Federation's world championship next month.
COLD SPRING -- Ultimate Sports of Waite Park scored 11 runs in the first three innings on its way to an 18-3, 7-inning win over the Buckman Billygoats in the losers' bracket game of the Region 7B tournament Sunday.
Braves clinch return trip to state
FLENSBURG -- The Brainerd Braves are headed back to the amateur baseball state tournament for the second consecutive year following a 20-7 win over the Fort Ripley Rebels in the Region 8C winners' bracket game Sunday.
National Baseball Congress
"Hap" Dumont Scoreboard
Adamson and Mills fields, Brainerd
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
A fan bus has been chartered for Brainerd Mighty Gulls fans to watch the Northwoods League team take on the St. Cloud River Bats Wednesday at Putz Field.
National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont Scoreboard
Adamson and Mills fields, Brainerd
Springers defeat Bees 9-1 in Region 7B tournament
COLD SPRING -- The top-seeded Cold Spring Springers outscored the No. 3 Brainerd Bees 9-1 in the winners' bracket of the Region 7B amateur baseball tournament Sunday.
Brainerd hands Arkansas team a 10-0 shutout
The Brainerd Bulldogs had yet to win a game in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and Under World Series.
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Tonight -- Increasing clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Lows lower 60s. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Rain chance is 40 percent.
Sun shines brightly
Weather drawing by Emily Nelson of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Storms inch across the East
Showers slinked across the East on Monday from the Ohio Valley to the Appalachians and north into New England, while scattered storms threatened the northern Plains.
Tonight...Decreasing clouds. Lows in the middle 50s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wife happy to rise and shine for her husband
DEAR ABBY: I can't believe that "Sleepless in New Jersey" complained because her husband woke her at 4 a.m. to say goodbye before leaving for work.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tobey Maguire is now a man in tights.
History of aneurysms is often all in the family
DEAR ABBY: Please reprint the article about abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) that appeared in May 1997. It saved my life. My internist had told me I didn't have AAA. However, after reading your column, I insisted on having a sonogram. Much to my doctor's surprise -- there it was. Surgery was performed May 2 of last year. I am fine, thanks to you. -- JOAN FELLA, HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA.
Important info about identify theft
Dear Heloise: I read your column in The Washington Post where a concerned reader, Karen, wrote about A SAFETY TIP from her insurance agent: When renewing your driver's license or ordering checks, be sure to omit your Social Security number.
Names and faces
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Harrison Ford, the heroic rogue in such movies as "Star Wars" and the "Indiana Jones" series, is being credited with rescuing an ailing hiker from a mountain with his helicopter.
Protect your valuable possessions
Dear Heloise: I would like to add a few suggestions to the hint about a misplaced camera. I am an organizing consultant, and I recommend that any significant item like a camera or planner that you want returned should be clearly labeled with return information. This can be a pre-printed return label, a business card or a label you have created yourself.
Corruption in Puerto Rico triggers crackdown
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A spate of scandals rocking Puerto Rico has prompted a U.S. government crackdown and calls for accountability from the most populous U.S. territory, which gets $13 billion a year in federal aid.
Blast rips central Moscow square, killing at least six
MOSCOW -- A bomb ripped through an underground walkway packed with hundreds of rush hour commuters and shoppers in central Moscow Tuesday, killing at least six people, officials said.
Inter-Korean railroad to run again after more than 50 years
MUNSAN, South Korea -- Near the border with North Korea, rusting train tracks lined with sesame and red and green pepper shrubs disappear into a bank of earth. A sign reads in English: "We want to get back on track."
Bombay seeks 'rat catchers' to battle disease
BOMBAY, India -- There are few takers for the job of night rat catcher in Bombay, so the city is turning its citizens into "Pied Pipers," offering 11 cents for each rodent killed.
Rabbi: Holocaust victims were reincarnations of sinners
JERUSALEM -- In a fireside chat that ended up setting the Mideast political tinderbox ablaze, a powerful rabbi crucial to Prime Minister Ehud Barak's peace moves described Holocaust victims as "sinners" and Arabs as "snakes."
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