NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 197, a year ago 184.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 650.
BOWLUS -- One person was hurt in a three-vehicle accident today on Morrison County Road 24, 1.5 miles south of Bowlus.
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 cattle: 300.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 174, a year ago 424.
Amputee golfer scores hole-in-one
Bob O'Brien, an amputee golfer, scored a hole in one on the 155-yard No. 3 hole at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course.
Twisted Rose takes Twilight lead
Twisted Rose Saloon defeated Mills Motor 8-4 on Aug. 3 to take the lead in the twilight men's golf league at Pine Meadows at Brainerd.
Short story: Don't overlook touch around the greens
When you think of Tiger Woods' phenomenal play the past 18 months, towering drives and pinpoint iron shots come to mind.
Madden's course puts a premium on accuracy
EAST GULL LAKE -- When talking about golf courses, Madden's scores a hat trick.
It's a virtual golfer's delight online
Golf is experiencing a full-time assault by cyber freaks, Web designers and equipment companies.
FDA approves inhalant for very young asthmatics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An inhalant drug that can be used by asthmatic children as young as 1 year was approved Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
Seven million kids eligible but not enrolled for health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly two-thirds of the nation's 11 million uninsured children are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance through the government, but their parents mistakenly believe they don't qualify, according to a study released Wednesday.
Pillager football, basketball camps held
PILLAGER -- The first Pillager Husky Football Camp was held July 11-13 in conjunction with Pillager Community Education.
Brainerd woman's son participates in Air Force rodeo competition
POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Since the time frontiersmen roamed the Old West, the rodeo has been a spectacle of cattle roping and steer wrestling -- a way to prove oneself.
Sustainable Farming Association plans tours in central Minnesota
The following events and tours are sponsored or endorsed by the Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota.
Army Corps plan to expand locks will hurt environment, experts contend
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Federal scientists told a national panel that an Army Corps of Engineers plan to expand locks on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers will hurt the ecological health of the two waterways.
Staples Motley Community Education to sponsor bus trip to Twins game
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education will sponsor a trip to a Twins vs. Kansas City Royals game Aug. 17.
Taste of Longville to feature western theme
Saddles, spurs and lassos are the main events at Friday's annual Taste Of Longville as downtown is transformed into a scene from a western movie.
Names reflect lakes area homes
People who choose to live in the lake country are a peculiar bunch.
Hackensack woman named Cass County Outstanding Senior Citizen
WALKER -- Patty Herheim, Hackensack, was selected Cass County's Outstanding Senior Citizen for 2000.
Honey industry sings sour note
PIERRE, S.D. -- Cheap honey from Argentina and China is causing financial disaster for the U.S. honey industry, according to the American Honey Producers Association.
BULL$ 'N' BEAR$ Area man writes business comic strip
EAST GULL LAKE -- Like anything else, comic strips need to change with the times, and that's just what happened to a business comic strip that is co-authored by an East Gull Lake resident.
STAPLES -- The Railroad Days Festival will chug into Staples on Aug. 25-26.
Sustainable Farming Association to form area chapter
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota announces formation of new chapter
States rated on education
States that have focused on lowering class size in the early grades, expanding pre-kindergarten programs and giving teachers more resources show the greatest improvement in student math and reading achievement in the last decade, according to a study by the Rand research organization.
Mother runs full-time farming venture
WEST CONCORD (AP) -- Lori Callister's customers buy eggs, frozen chicken and beef directly from her at farmers' markets or at the farmstead.
Cass County Fair in Pillager to make run
PILLAGER -- The 102nd annual Cass County Fair in Pillager will run Thursday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Pillager Fairgrounds.
Farm full of heritage provides glimpse of American character
HARVEYTOWN, W.Va. -- By day, he heads one of the four largest banks in West Virginia. In his spare time, Mike Perry has created the state's largest private collection of historic items.
Crosslake Communications to mark 75th anniversary
CROSSLAKE -- In 1925, Watertown Township residents (about 17 of them) voted to start the township's first phone system to be used for its firefighters to be called in case of a fire.
CLC in Staples receives donation
STAPLES -- The Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance program at Central Lakes College was given a $5,000 donation from St. Paul Utilities and Excavating Inc., Little Canada.
Grandson to join grandfather on bike ride for diabetes
HACKENSACK -- Zachary Wicks of Brainerd will join his grandfather, Dennis Wicks of Hackensack, Aug. 19 on Dennis' second summer vacation to bike ride for charity.
No fancy frills, but lots of parking
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- When Veronica Ruibal returns to class at Nassau Community College next month, she'll be training at one hospital, working nights at another, battling Long Island traffic to shuttle her toddler to daycare, and, she hopes, finding a few spare moments for her husband.
Attorney seeks gag order
ELK RIVER (AP) -- A Sherburne County judge on Tuesday rejected a public defender's motion to issue a gag order in a court case involving the 1992 murder of Linda Jensen.
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.
Crow Wing County Fair schedule Tuesday -- Entry Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m.-- Entering of exhibits. 6 p.m.
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.
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.
Upstart Sun Country has frequent flier plan now
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) -- Does Sun Country Airlines have a deal for you! Maybe. Maybe not.
Crow Wing County Fair schedule Wednesday -- Senior 1 p.m.
Group opposes zoo's plans to acquire dolphins
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- An environmental group says the Minnesota Zoo's plan to buy two South African dolphins condones wild-dolphin captures.
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.
Crow Wing County 4-H Awards
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.
Politicians meet the people at county fair
The hours are long. The pay is non-existent. The working conditions are noisy and hot.
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.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Jack and Majel Laimer won the Mr. and Mrs. Golf Tournament at the Brainerd Golf and Country Club with a low net score of 135.
Woman who died in police custody had mix of drugs in her system
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A 25-year-old bodybuilder who died in the custody of police had taken a toxic combination of drugs that included cocaine, Ecstasy and a painkiller and anti-depressant called Nubain, authorities said Tuesday.
Powerball winner turns himself in after missing court date for DWI
BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The winner of a recent $65.4 million Powerball jackpot turned himself in to authorities Wednesday, avoiding an arrest for failing to appear in court on a drunken driving charge.
Texans advance to championship game
Houston Cobras pitcher J. D. Ritchey started Tuesday's winners' bracket game against the Iowa Explorers at Mills Field in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and Under World Series.
RSVP director is chosen
Senior citizens will now have someone to work with for the Retired and Seniors Visitors Program.
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.
Blom's attorney focuses on suspect who was discouonted
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- Several witnesses in Donald Blom's murder trial on Monday identified a different man as the figure seen in a blurry videotape of Katie Poirier's abduction.
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.
Dedication day at last
Nearly 40 years in the making, the seven-mile Brainerd bypass is finally a reality.
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.
No crime found in probe of Pine River fair ride accident
PINE RIVER -- The results of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a Cass County Fair ride July 22 in Pine River that injured eight teen-agers were released today by Pine River City Attorney Ted Lundrigan.
Informal poll supports keeping fountain
Results from an informal Dispatch poll show a majority of respondents in favor of retaining the Gregory Park fountain.
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
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.
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.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly listed information regarding the Crow Wing County Fair's entertainment schedule as the result of misinformation supplied to the newspaper. The Heartland Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines will not perform at the fair this year.
Look up, look down
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.
Test errors draw second class-action suit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A second class-action lawsuit has been filed against National Computer Systems Inc. for its scoring errors on the Minnesota basic-skills math test.
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.
Minnesota is getting more humid and sticky
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Muggy. Sticky. Humid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surgeon general urges states to use more settlement cash for anti-smoking campaigns
CHICAGO (AP) -- The surgeon general is calling upon states to use more money from their multimillion-dollar tobacco settlements on anti-smoking campaigns, citing a "failure to implement proven strategies."
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced Wednesday a voluntary safety recall of 6.5 million tires for light trucks and sport utility vehicles that have been implicated in 46 deaths.
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.
Teen births drop to lowest rate in 60 years
ATLANTA -- Teen-agers are having babies at the lowest rate in at least 60 years, and everyone is taking credit -- from religious groups that push abstinence to advocates for contraceptives and sex education in schools.
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.
Montana scene of worst western fires
HAMILTON, Mont. -- Even as fire crews made progress across the West, vast blazes in western Montana forced more evacuations and sent smoke streaming into South Dakota, more than 500 miles away.
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.
Delays in building new rocket may postpone missile defense deployment
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's experimental missile defense, already beset by high-profile test failures, must now deal with longer delays from the contractor building new rocket boosters. The setbacks could jeopardize the missile's readiness by the target date of 2005.
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.
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.
Suit: Millions of illegal profits on CDs should be repaid
NEW YORK -- Record companies should pay back millions of dollars in illegal profits they collected by forcing discount stores to raise CD prices in 1995, attorneys general for 28 states alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday.
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.
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.
Mariners sweep White Sox
The Seattle Mariners didn't let down after beating the AL East-leading New York Yankees three straight games.
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.
Girls hockey goes to 2 classes
BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) -- The Minnesota State High School League Board has approved two classes for girls' hockey, starting in the 2001-02 season.
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.
DETROIT -- What was feared in spring training became reality for the Orioles Tuesday when pitcher Scott Erickson underwent ligament
Schilling improves to 3-0 for Diamondbacks
Against Montreal, Curt Schilling is a complete pitcher.
Lesley Visser returns to CBS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lesley Visser, bounced as sideline reporter for ABC's "Monday Night Football," is back where she began her television career, taking a shot at the man who took away her old job.
Blanking Twins might help Lopez escape bullpen
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Albie Lopez might be out of the bullpen for good.
Kicker gives last year the boot
MANKATO -- Gary Anderson's weight is back. So is his smile and his bulls-eye accuracy.
Royals outlast rain, Bluejays
The Kansas City Royals waited out the rain, then outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays.
University prepares for NCAA sanctions
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Top University of Minnesota officials are preparing to appear before the NCAA Infractions Committee this weekend.
Holmgren likes Packers' dedication
Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with his team's focus after returning to training camp.
Rookie making his mark
MANKATO (AP) -- Antonio Wilson backpedals quickly, chopping his feet while his eyes stay on the quarterback. Daunte Culpepper looks to his left, and Cris Carter makes his cut toward the sideline.
After months of tinkering, Cone still can't win
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Cone has altered his leg kick and his release point. He has changed his windup and his catcher. He's even tried a different style of socks.
Redman notches 10th victory
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Kelly thought he had no choice.
PIERZ -- Fern Wruck, 89, Pierz, died today, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Pierz.
Mabel M. Meyer
Mabel M. Meyer, 96, Brainerd, died Monday, Aug. 7, 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.
Lucille 'Lucy' Hembre
AITKIN -- Lucille "Lucy" Hembre, 78, Aitkin, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
Frieda E. (Brown) Sherman
PINE RIVER -- Frieda E. (Brown) Sherman, 82, Pine River, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
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.
Marvin E. Bergquist
Marvin E. Bergquist, 86, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at home.
Mary E. Johnson
EVANS, Wash. -- Mary E. Johnson, 89, Evans, Wash., and formerly of Pine River, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Colville, Wash.
Olga F. Habas
LITTLE FALLS -- Olga F. Habas, 95, Little Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Lutheran Care Center of Little Falls.
Jean E. Anderson
Jean Elizabeth Anderson, 85, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at home.
Bernhard 'Barney' E. Winkelman
Bernhard "Barney" E. Winkelman, 89, Brainerd, a former member of the Brainerd City Council, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Simon G. Boyd
ONAMIA -- Simon George "Ogembenaise" Boyd, 5, Onamia, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Onamia Hospital.
Jeffrey C. Losos
Jeffrey C. Losos, 19, Brainerd, died Monday, July 31, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Sarah F. Sears
Sarah F. Sears, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Issues abound on editorial board
Brainerd-Baxter annexation controversy, 371 corridor growth moratorium, Highway 371 realignment project increased traffic congestion, school district long-range planning, Elian Gonzalez, data privacy issues, health care for the elderly, gun control, lakes area growth, a new police chief search, just some of the topics considered weekly by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch Editorial Board during my eight months' tenure as the readers' representative.
Joseph Lieberman - Dispatch Editorial
With Vice President Al Gore's selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate it's likely that the last shred of political suspense has been played out until Americans select a new president on Nov. 7.
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.
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.
Integrity on the Democratic ticket
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post:
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.
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
Gore, Lieberman cite differences as strength
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vice President Al Gore and Sen. Joseph Lieberman acknowledged Wednesday that they have some disagreements on issues but portrayed their differences as a strength in developing national policy.
Chaotic leaders' meeting throws Reform Party into turmoil
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A meeting of Reform Party leaders here erupted in chaos Tuesday, with screaming, shoving matches, a walkout by loyalists to party founder Ross Perot and a declaration that social-conservative Pat Buchanan will secure the fractured party's presidential nomination.
Michigan team ousts Brainerd
East Side Sports of Warren, Mich., eliminated the Brainerd Bulldogs from the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and Under World Series with an 11-4 win at Adamson Field Tuesday.
Northwoods League Baseball
National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont - Scoreboard
Adamson and Mills fields, Brainerd
Northwoods League Baseball
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.
Grand Forks field vandalized; Gulls win by forfeit
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Grand Forks Channel Cats, on appreciation night for fans at Kraft Field Tuesday, rewarded them by vandalizing the field overnight and then refused to play in the Northwoods League regular-season finale against the Brainerd Mighty Gulls.
Houston and Wichita to battle for Dumont title
The Iowa Explorers and Houston, Texas, Cobras were the only undefeated teams remaining in the National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont 14 and Under World Series.
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.
National Baseball Congress "Hap" Dumont Scoreboard
Adamson and Mills fields, Brainerd
NISSWA -- The annual meeting of the Cullen Lakes Property Owners Association will be Saturday at the Nisswa American Legion.
Skateboard park open for Pequot area youths
1. Alcohol, tobacco and drug free (same rules as on other school property).
Many donated time, funds, materials to park
PEQUOT LAKES -- In addition to the numerous teens who have worked on this project, gifts of time, funds or materials were given
Turtle Races, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Nisswa.
Sun shines brightly
Weather drawing by Emily Nelson of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Weather drawing by Jacob Gould of Mrs. Zaffke's third grade class at Nisswa school.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 55. Light northwest winds.
Tonight...Decreasing clouds. Lows in the middle 50s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Fresh herbs all year
Dear Heloise: I have a very large kitchen window, and on the window I grow several little POTS OF FRESH HERBS all year long.
Paying to heat pool raising dad's temperature
DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son-in-law earn twice as much as my husband and I do. They insist that we visit them each year in California. My wife and I both have arthritis and find a heated pool therapeutic. They have a swimming pool, but they expect us to pay to heat it when we visit.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tobey Maguire is now a man in tights.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a boy for Catherine Zeta-Jones and fiance Michael Douglas.
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.
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.
MARJAYOUN, Lebanon (AP) -- A token force of Lebanese security officers moved into the former Israeli-occupied zone on Wednesday, marking the first time the government has asserted control over the border areas of southern Lebanon since the 1970s.
Two suspects questioned in deadly Moscow blast
MOSCOW (AP) -- Two men were arrested Wednesday and were being questioned in connection with a bomb blast that ripped through one of Moscow's busiest areas a day earlier, killing seven people and injuring scores of others, police said.
Indonesia charges Suharto with embezzling $571 million
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The government formally charged former President Suharto on Tuesday with embezzling $571 million, in a 45-page indictment that the attorney general said represents an airtight case. But it is unlikely that Suharto will ever see the inside of a prison.
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.
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