SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 550.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 240, a year ago 174.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 250.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 315, a year ago 197.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
How to reach state lawmakers
Area legislators and how to contact them.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
PILLAGER -- Two persons were injured when a pick-up and a station wagon crashed in Pillager, the State Patrol reported.
TIPS FROM A PRO: The grip
The grip plays an important role in the golf swing because it connects the golfer to the club in a fixed but not locked fashion.
New course taking flight in Fifty Lakes
FIFTY LAKES -- What a difference a month makes.
Pros and cons Are there too many golf courses opening in the Brainerd lakes area?
When the topic of golf is mentioned, ears will either perk up or fall silent. But when the topic relates to the number of area golf courses then an argument is sure to follow.
Bayer pulls cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol off market after link to 31 deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the popular cholesterol-lowering medicines called statins -- Bayer Pharmaceutical's Baycol -- was pulled off the market Wednesday because of muscle destruction linked to 31 U.S. deaths.
EPA seeks to scale back a Clinton administration pollution initiative on coal-fired power plants
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that an aggressive Clinton administration initiative to reduce emissions from aging coal-fired power plants should be scaled back, after intense lobbying by the utility and refinery industries.
Despite campaign activities for Democrats, unions report zero political expenses to IRS
WASHINGTON -- Eager to help Democrats, unions have spent millions on TV ads and voter guides portraying the party favorably, and worked neighborhoods to get voters to the polls. But they routinely report zero political expenses to the IRS, a review of union documents shows.
At meeting, governors concerned about Bush agenda
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Meeting for the first time since Congress began acting on President Bush's agenda, the nation's governors found themselves Monday wrestling with a familiar question: How to keep Washington from messing up their lives.
Republican governors fear their dominance endangered
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Throughout the 1990s Republican governors provided their party with energy, innovation, political muscle and the current president of the United States. But as the governors look to election battles this fall and next, they fear their dominance is endangered.
Chair of product safety agency to resign Nov. 1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the federal agency in charge of product safety said Wednesday she will resign.
Italian doctor, U.S. researcher say they'll implant cloned human embryos
WASHINGTON -- An Italian doctor and a U.S. researcher claim they will implant cloned human embryos in 200 women volunteers within the next few months, an effort that would mark the first known attempt at human cloning, and that is sure to complicate a tangled debate in Congress over the procedure.
Bush aides strive to make his lengthy hiatus a working vacation
CRAWFORD, Tex. -- By the time President Bush returns to Washington on Labor Day after the longest presidential vacation in 32 years, he will have spent all or part of 54 days at his parched but beloved ranch. That's almost a quarter of his presidency.
California high court rules victims can't sue gunmakers
SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1993, Gian Luigi Ferri entered a San Francisco skyscraper and opened fire in a law office with two TEC-DC9s and a revolver, killing eight people and wounding six before killing himself.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After a noisy demonstration by tax protesters, lawmakers set themselves up for a special session when they voted to override the governor's budget veto.
Cass to distribute income earned from timber sales
LONGVILLE -- Cass County will receive $1,139,595 this year in state revenue generated by a percentage of Minnesota DNR timber sales income.
Hospice programs can fulfill wishes of the dying
AITKIN -- One of Emma Hurd's last wishes came true because of Hospice. The Hospice program conducted through HomeHealth Partnership allowed Emma to remain in her home until she died last February. She was "95 years plus," as she told family members.
STAPLES -- All women who have ever breastfed are invited to the Staples Care Center gazebo at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Old Wadena Rendezvous to be held Saturday near Staples
STAPLES -- A new and revamped Old Wadena Rendezvous will be staged Saturday at the Old Wadena County Park northwest of Staples.
All about Hospice -- from what it is to who qualifies
Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are diagnosed with a terminal illness. The goal of the program is to allow patients dignity and peace as they spend their final days living their life to the fullest.
Cass won't enact animal leasing ordinance
LONGVILLE -- The Cass County Board declined Tuesday to consider at this time an animal leasing ordinance.
Ojibwe group from Detroit Lakes to be featured at Old Wadena Rendezvous
STAPLES -- A group of young American Indians from the Detroit Lakes Cultural Center will be the featured drum and dance group at the Old Wadena Rendezvous on Saturday at the Old Wadena County Park.
Some students at Central Lakes College are quite surprised to learn that "what's up with that" hasn't always been.
The time of a parade was incorrect in last week's Neighbors section. The Garrison Lions and Mille Lacs Lake Lions will sponsor a Kiddie Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday as part of Garrison Play Days.
National Guard to fire new tanks at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- Some of the newest M1-A1 tank crews in the Army National Guard, and their tanks, are being put to the test the first two weeks of August when the First Battalion, 194th Armor conducts its annual training at Camp Ripley.
15th annual Crosslake chili cook-off slated Saturday
CROSSLAKE -- The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce will host the 15th annual Chili Cook-off contest Saturday in Crosslake.
Cass County owes boat and water safety fine money to state
LONGVILLE -- Minnesota DNR's recent audit showed Cass County had failed to share half the county's boat and water safety fine money as state law stipulates.
Cass gets three proposals to expand garbage transfer station
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Board's capital improvements subcommittee of the board will evaluate three proposals for expanding the garbage transfer station near Pine River.
Cass County will provide first property address signs only
LONGVILLE -- Cass County property owners will be responsible for ordering, picking up, installing and paying for any individual property address signs after the first installation.
Study: Chemical triggered by sudden exercise may cause migraine
For people who get migraine headaches, a burst of intense exercise can be a time bomb in the brain, setting off a migraine hours later, a study finds.
More than 40 participate in Husky basketball camp
PILLAGER -- More than 40 boys and girls took part in the second annual Husky Basketball Camp held under the direction of head boys' basketball coach Jim Bentson.
HACKENSACK -- One day while Glen Tuma was working at the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce, an older Hackensack resident stopped in to give him a piece of her mind.
Cass County Council on Aging to host bus trip to State Fair
The Cass County Council on Aging will sponsor a bus trip for seniors who wish to attend the State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 30.
Hackensack vet wins battle with bureaucracy
HACKENSACK -- It's been seven long years of fighting the federal bureaucracy, but Al "Smoky" Parrish of Hackensack said Tuesday he was thrilled with last week's news that U.S. veterans exposed to atomic test blasts will now have easier access to compensation and medical care.
TIF OK'd for Lexington Manufacturing
The Brainerd City Council approved the development agreement and tax-increment financing request for Lexington Manufacturing Monday, clearing the way for the wood products company to build a plant in the Brainerd Industrial Park.
Human remains found near Staples
STAPLES -- The remains of a human were found Sunday near the Crow Wing River, north of Staples.
Activities heating up at fair
The show must go on, even with temperatures nearing 100 degrees.
High-stepping cloggers at fair
The Crow Wing Cloggers high-stepped during their performance Tuesday night at the Crow Wing County Fair. In the front row were Joyce Specht (left), Judy Hendrickson and Carol Bye. See story on Page 6A.
Surprise! Man sees name in Dear Abby
Herbert Haugland gets his Brainerd Dispatch delivered to him at home, as he has for years, so he couldn't figure out why his grandson, Isadore "Izzy" Sorce, wanted him to read Monday's edition soon after it rolled off the press at the newspaper's offices.
Road work sought
LONGVILLE -- Leech Lake Reservation officials appeared before the Cass County Board on Tuesday when it met in Longville to seek a higher level of road improvement next year for a 1.25-mile road at Onigum.
Fair booth to promote use of seat belts
In 2000, 641 people were injured and 17 people died in Crow Wing County as a result of traffic accidents, an increase of 44 persons injured and a 50 percent increase in the number of fatalities from the five-year average, according to the Crow Wing County Health Department.
A new man on campus
Central Lakes College president Joe Birmingham (left) spoke with Raam Mohan during an open house at CLC for Birmingham who replaced Sally Ihne as president of the Brainerd-Staples college. The reception drew a packed crowd to the college cafeteria here.
City approves financial boost for downtown
Future renovation of downtown Brainerd received a boost Monday.
Area bloodmobiles scheduled
To help boost blood supplies to fulfill the needs during the summer months, the Red Cross has scheduled two bloodmobile visits in August.
Man apparently shoots himself accidentally while weighing suicide
AITKIN -- A 38-year-old Palisade man died Sunday of an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound while deputies tried to talk him out of an suicide attempt, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Department reported.
Camp Ripley on alert for troop heat exhaustion
CAMP RIPLEY -- Even the toughest people have to watch out for heat exhaustion.
Just like Kansas High temperatures and heat indexes soar across state
The state's recent hot and muggy conditions brought back memories for University of Minnesota football coach Glen Mason.
Cass County takes steps toward acquiring half of Ah-Gwah-Ching
LONGVILLE -- The Cass County Board took the first step Tuesday toward possibly acquiring about 50 percent of the property at Ah-Gwah-Ching Center, currently a state nursing care facility.
'Casting' problems aired by Mayor Wallin
The debut of televised Brainerd City Council meetings wasn't the only show to garner the council's attention Monday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Total attendance last week at the Crow Wing County Fair was estimated at 77,000 despite the inclement weather. The fair had a total of 4,009 entries this year.
CROW WING COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Aug. 7 -- ENTRY DAY
Despite being clueless, Tom Swanson finds fair medallion
The daily medallion clue is one of the most anticipated events of the Crow Wing County Fair each year.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Robert Hurst, Nisswa Community School principal, recently received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Washington, D.C.
Hot spell puts heat on power supply
High temperatures and humidity are not only a health risk for people and animals, but are turning into a power risk for several power providers.
Special meetings may be needed in Cass County
LONGVILLE -- Cass County Chief Deputy Auditor Larry Wolf told county commissioners Tuesday many townships may have to call special meetings before Sept. 15 this year to increase their levies.
Sunken boat leaks 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel in Prince William Sound
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Workers have cleaned up nearly a third of the diesel spilled by a sunken fishing vessel into Prince William Sound, the largest spill there since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, officials said Tuesday.
Train accidents on the rise since 1997
The derailment and fire involving a chemical-laden freight train in Baltimore last month is just the latest in a pattern of rail accidents on the rise since 1997 -- about the time that a string of multibillion-dollar rail mergers left the industry financially strapped.
Microsoft says Supreme Court should take antitrust case because of judge's alleged bias
WASHINGTON -- Saying the trial judge should have been thrown off the case because of derogatory comments he made about the company, Microsoft Corp. asked the Supreme Court to overturn rulings that it violated antitrust laws.
Barry still bedevils Southeast while sticky humidity roasts most of the nation
The rain-plagued Southeast braced for more showers early Tuesday, while unsettled weather hung over the Four Corners states. Heavy humidity stretched from the Plains to the Northeast.
Barry loses steam, brings much-needed rain
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Barry blew across the Florida Panhandle and Alabama on Monday, knocking down tree limbs and power lines before falling apart. Its heavy rainfall was welcomed by farmers struggling to raise crops in dry fields.
Code Red knocks Qwest's Minnesota Internet customers off-line
DENVER (AP) -- The latest version of the Code Red Worm is responsible for knocking off some of Qwest Communications' high-speed Internet access customers in Minnesota, the company announced.
Analysts: Too much fat-trimming weakens chances for recovery
Mounting layoffs are beginning to stoke fears that companies are cutting so deeply into their work forces that they will have trouble bouncing back when the economy turns around.
Investigative board, general disagree about whether crew error caused National Guard crash, that killed 21
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- An investigative board concluded that crew error caused a National Guard plane crash that killed 21 people, but the general who ordered the probe argued the accident had more to do with bad weather and equipment malfunctions.
Aviation task force rejects nonflammable gasoline in plane fuel tanks as too costly
WASHINGTON -- Adding nonflammable gases to airline fuel tanks would be too costly, a government task force concludes, even though the National Transportation Safety Board says such a step could avoid the kind of explosion blamed for the loss of TWA Flight 800.
Cars collide on roller coaster at Six Flags New England; 22 sent to hospital
AGAWAM, Mass. -- For the second time in as many weeks, riders at a New England amusement park were injured in a roller coaster accident.
Crime wave on the beach
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine -- There's a crime wave at the beaches, and it seems to be getting worse as the summer heats up.
U.S. planes bomb targets in northern Iraq in response to missile firings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. fighter planes bombed an air defense site in northern Iraq Tuesday after taking fire from Iraqi surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft artillery, U.S. officials said.
U.S.-Mexico meeting amid climate favoring immigration reform
WASHINGTON -- A powerful alliance of labor, business groups, immigrants rights groups and Republican political strategists has formed to lobby for immigration liberalization, reversing the anti-immigrant tenor that has dominated the nation's capital for much of the past decade.
Research teams defend human cloning plans
WASHINGTON -- As details of their work remained murky, two research teams Tuesday defended their plans to clone human beings in the face of growing concerns that the practice would lead to deformed or unhealthy babies.
New York man recovering from Bahamas shark attack that cost him his leg
MIAMI (AP) -- A 36-year-old man visiting the Bahamas was attacked by a shark over the weekend and forced to swim to shore with a shredded left leg that doctors later amputated.
Jones upset in 100-meter finals
EDMONTON, Canada -- The last time Zhanna Pintusevich-Block thrust her arms in the air to celebrate beating Marion Jones at 100 meters, at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, she was crushed when a photo finish showed Jones had won by .02 seconds.
THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME It's not a popularity test
Some 16,000 men have played major league baseball. Exactly 188, roughly one out of every 100, have found their way into the Hall of Fame.
Rams like new defense
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Without Kurt Warner throwing a pass or Marshall Faulk touching the ball, the St. Louis Rams still beat the Miami Dolphins in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame game.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Greg Maddux set the NL record for consecutive innings without allowing a walk Tuesday night, passing the mark of 68 held by Christy Mathewson and Randy Jones.
Player's parents want answers in son's death
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Rashidi Wheeler's family wants answers.
Szabo runs from boycott question
EDMONTON, Canada -- Gabriela Szabo had a few moments to enjoy the 1,500-meter world title she won on a cool, clear evening at Commonwealth Stadium before a reporter asked if she will carry out her threat to boycott the women's 5,000 meters Friday.
Hall of Fame revamps voting; all balloting to be revealed
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Famers will have a much larger say in who joins them in Cooperstown under changes announced Monday aimed at making it harder to enter baseball's shrine.
Florence B. (Eberle) Thornquist
Florence B. (Eberle) Thornquist, 73, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PIERZ -- MaryAnn Storkamp, 76, Pierz, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
LuVerne J. Johnson
LuVerne J. Johnson, 78, Brainerd, died today, Aug. 8, 2001, at home.
Mildred F. Stave
Mildred F. Stave, 82, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Esther M. Carlson
BROOKLYN CENTER -- Esther Marie Carlson, 100, Brooklyn Center, formerly of Crosby and Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at the Maranatha Care Center in Brooklyn Center.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steven Kiley, 49, Minneapolis, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Paul D. Crandall Jr.
Paul D. Crandall Jr., 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Almost Home Assisted Living in Brainerd.
Georgianna F. Betts
BROWERVILLE -- Georgianna Fern Betts, 59, Browerville, formerly of Little Falls, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Rickey D. Buker
WASECA -- Rickey Dean Buker, 46, Waseca, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at home.
Ann West Tymosko
Ann West Tymosko, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
LITTLE FALLS -- Richard Krottoschinsky, 68, Little Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
ST. MICHAEL -- Betty Anderson, 70, St. Michael, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001.
Francis E. Waln
WADENA -- Francis E. Waln, 86, Wadena, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at the Tri-County Hospital.
August 'Auggie' Math
HAZELTON TOWNSHIP -- August "Auggie" Math, 59, Hazelton Township, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at home.
Delores 'Lorry' A. Brick
Delores "Lorry" A. Brick, 66, Brainerd, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Arctic ignorance and bliss
"How dare you stand up and talk about something when you've never been there. Shame on you."
What a gem the people in the Brainerd lakes area have in Rep. Dale Walz.
President George W. Bush has a host of serious issues to ponder as he relaxes at his Crawford, Texas ranch this month.
I am writing in response to the Open Forum letter "Brainerd streets" in the July 30, 2001 Dispatch. I agree with the gentleman that there are a lot of streets in rather questionable shape in some of Brainerd's neighborhoods. But let's take a look at the real problem.
The Madison marvels
WASHINGTON--Maybe it's something in the waters of Lake Mendota. Maybe it's just their personal makeup. But the two folks who migrated from Madison, Wi
The canary caucus
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post:
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Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
The Dispatch encourages readers to contribute to the Open Forum.
Thurmond nomination fails the laugh test
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
One of the more cost-effective things the federal government does is pay for family planning services for women without health insurance. Studies have shown that every dollar spent saves $3 in health-care costs by averting unwanted pregnancies and the health problems associated with births spaced too closely together; it also reduces abortions. Most of this spending is through Medicaid, but states also have the option of extending family planning coverage to a broader population by getting a waiver from the federal government.
Suspect killed, police officer shot in Chaska standoff
CHASKA (AP) -- A gunman was killed by police and an officer was shot during a standoff at a trailer park here.
Teenager killed, brother shot in St. Paul
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy was killed and his 14-year-old brother was wounded in a shooting their father said may have grew out of a dispute with other boys in the neighborhood.
E. coli sickens 10 people in lake
BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- Bush Lake remains closed after 10 people have become ill with E. coli bacteria, including seven who swam in the lake in late July.
State notifies welfare recipients of looming benefit cutoff
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Government welfare workers are gearing up for their largest challenge since the state's new welfare program was launched in 1997 -- the cutoff of benefits that begin hitting many recipients next July.
It's so hot people are looking forward to winter (?!)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- It was another day of temperatures near three digits Tuesday in Minnesota.
Local sports shorts
Equipment issue for Brainerd Warriors football players is scheduled Friday.
Northwoods League Baseball
Gulls' second-half record slips to 7-22
ROCHESTER -- A six-run fifth carried the Rochester Honkers past the Brainerd Mighty Gulls 8-2 in a Northwoods League game Monday at Mayo Field.
Northwoods League Baseball
Learning soccer -- the British way
If a player at the Challenger British Soccer Camp needs to use the restroom, asking to use the bathroom isn't going to cut it.
Second-half chumps After winning first-half championship, Mighty Gulls win only 7 games
ROCHESTER -- It was not the way the Brainerd Mighty Gulls wanted to end the Northwoods League regular season.
Buckman clinches state tournament trip
BUCKMAN -- Buckman handed Sobieski an 11-3 defeat in Region 8C amateur baseball action Sunday to clinch a berth in the Class C state tournament.
Vikings trying to return to normal
MANKATO (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings are trying to return to normal, although many aren't sure there can be such a thing for them again.
Warren remembers Stringer
WARREN, Ohio -- Korey Stringer was an enormous man -- one of the biggest in the NFL -- but people who knew him best remember his childlike charm.
Vikings try to get back to work
MANKATO (AP) -- Coach Dennis Green said it is time for the Minnesota Vikings to move on, tough as that might be to do following Korey Stringer's death.
Indians baffle Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- If the Minnesota Twins want to extend their breakthrough season into October, they better figure out how to beat the Cleveland Indians.
CROSSLAKE -- Camp Knutson will hold its 15th annual Quilt Auction on Saturday.
Work continued on the Crosslake Dam rehab and flood wall construction project. This photograph was taken near the large fishing pier near the dam.(Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Readers respond to words that trigger familiar memories
As I write about my own thoughts and experiences in my column each week, I keep in mind the goal of educating a little bit while attempting to entertain. My experiences are unique in that they are my own; however, they often strike a cord with others, and many readers have been kind enough to share their own similar experiences with me.
Flag retirement ceremony held
HACKENSACK -- On Sunday, American Legion Post 202
State forecast for south dakota
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening east...
I love dogs and people
Weather drawing by Kim Davis of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening extreme northwest...
Wisconsin state forecast
Severe thunderstorms watch for much of far northern wisconsin
Fun on the water
Weather drawing by Tori Bravreman of Mrs. Swanson's first grade class at Lincoln school.
Iowa state forecast
Heat advisory in effect north half today through this evening and for tonight northeast...
State forecast for north dakota
Heat advisory southeast today...
Minnesota state forecast
Heat advisory for much of the south through wednesday...
Minnesota state forecast
Severe thunderstorm watch northeast until 10 am...
State forecast for South Dakota
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening southeast...
Wisconsin state forecast
Excessive heat warning south today and tonight...
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for North Dakota
Heat advisory this afternoon and early evening central...
Names and faces
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) -- A Macomb County Judge ruled that Eminem's mother is entitled to only about $1,600 of a $25,000 settlement she won against her son.
Clinton book deal will top $8.5 million record
NEW YORK -- No bidding wars. No White House meetings. Not even a press conference. For all the money involved, former President Clinton's book deal proved surprisingly straightforward.
Survey: Teens favor smaller classes over national testing to improve America's schools
WASHINGTON -- President Bush believes national testing is the ticket to improving America's schools. But students give a better grade to former President Clinton's focus on smaller classes.
Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler dies
LONDON (AP) -- Larry Adler, the harmonica virtuoso who charmed kings, commoners and composers with an instrument once disparaged as a toy, died Tuesday. He was 87.
The Crow Wing Lake Association is sponsoring a flea mar
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Penelope Cruz has reluctantly gotten used to the rumors that she's dated her co-stars Matt Damon, Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise.
Teen racing toward legal age doesn't know rules
DEAR ABBY: Our daughter will be 18 in a few weeks. She has announced that at that time she will be of "legal age" and will no longer have to obey us. She believes she can drive anywhere (in our car), buy anything she wants (with our money), and not have to abide by a curfew (while living under our roof and paying no rent).
Postal Service unveils Lucille Ball stamp
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky didn't always want Lucy at the Tropicana, but Monday she joined a more exclusive club.
Too racy for kids?
Don't count on Kathleen Mortensen to get excited about back-to-school shopping for her 11-year-old daughter. She's dreading it.
Dear Heloise: I hope you'll help me and my colleagues at the Federal Trade Commission alert your readers to identity theft. It occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud, like opening a credit-card or utility account in your name. Identity thieves can get personal information in ways most people never give a second thought: through catalog and magazine labels in the trash, credit-card receipts left at the gas pump, even receipts left on the table at restaurants.
Girl resists parents' pleas to get out there and play
DEAR ABBY: I am writing because I have no one else who will give me advice. I am a freshman in high school and have never really been interested in playing sports. I am on the speech team, math club and newspaper staff.
Voice of Garfield dies at 64
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lorenzo Music, who provided the distinctive voice of "Garfield" the cartoon cat and worked on television series including "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Rhoda," has died. He was 64.
Women, elderly are underrepresented in heart studies, researchers say
CHICAGO -- Women and the elderly, who make up a significant portion of heart disease patients, are still vastly underrepresented in heart-related studies despite federal efforts to close the gap, according to a study.
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