Fed decision to hold interest rates steady gets little reaction
NEW YORK -- Wall Street got a long hoped-for reprieve this past week. After months of speculation about the Federal Reserve's next move, the central bank decided against raising interest rates for a seventh time since June 1999.
Around the watercooler
MINORITY HIRING: U.S. companies continue to focus on increasing the diversity of their work force, according to a survey by the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Seventy-six percent of recruiting executives queried said they expect to hire a greater number of minority MBA graduates in 2001 than they've done this year.
Ex-Tower Pizza building to be outlet for bargain hunters
An outlet-type store is moving into the former Tower Pizza building on Highway 371 North.
Greeting card line features slobbering dog named Zelda as its supermodel
SUNRIVER, Ore. -- Zelda is a new breed of supermodel.
Community banks offer personal service -- and more products for consumers
MADISON, Wis. -- America's small-town banks didn't worry in the past about competition. After all, they were the only game in town.
Leveraged funds offer bigger returns in exchange for bigger risks
NEW YORK -- Margin investing was demonized last spring when the stock market tanked and stories circulated about investors who borrowed money and then lost their shirts after trying to get in on that "sure thing" Internet stock.
Buying clubs give discounts on health care
NEW YORK -- A rise in the number of uninsured and out-of-pocket medical expenses has spurred several companies to form discount clubs that offer savings on prescription drugs, doctor visits and other medical services.
Rite Aid's top executive has dealt with adversity before
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Long before troubled Rite Aid Corp. recruited him to be its new chief executive officer, Robert G. Miller knew how it felt to head a company that some people were labeling a near "dead duck."
U.S. Bank installs Minnesota's first voice-guided ATMs for visually impaired
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Bank on Monday began operation of Minnesota's first voice-guided automated teller machines in the new U.S. Bancorp Center, making the ATMs more accessible to visually impaired people.
STAPLES -- Lakewood Clinic recently announced new urology services in Staples.
Internet hoax sends tech stock plunging
NEW YORK -- A network equipment maker's stock plummeted by more than 60 percent after financial news agencies picked up a bogus Internet news release on the company's earnings and personnel changes. Shares of Emulex later recovered when the company denied the reports.
3M Acquires GlareGuard Brand anti-glare filter business
MAPLEWOOD (AP) -- 3M Co. on Friday announced the purchase from Optical Coating Laboratory Inc. of the GlareGuard and GlareDefender business that makes anti-glare filters as accessories for computers.
Sye saying 'sayonara'
It will be the end of an era Thursday when Sye Majerus closes the doors of Sye's Barber Shop.
State reaches deal with firm to build business-friendly Web site
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The State has contracted with the company NIC Conquest to build a Web site where businesses can complete Uniform Commercial Code filings and perform corporate record and trademark searches.
State jobless rate at all-time low
Help wanted signs are not expected to go away any time soon.
Greenspan sees no evidence of slowdown in productivity surge
JACKSON, Wyo. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday that he sees no "credible evidence" that the powerful acceleration of U.S. productivity growth in recent years has stopped.
Century-old church ordered sold after split between deacons, members
ABERDEEN, Miss. -- Roosevelt Jones is among those who believe God no longer dwells within the walls of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.
Aging monks vacate Nebraska monastery
HASTINGS, Neb. -- The headstones outnumber the monks at the Crosier Monastery, a sign of why the order is vacating its home of 68 years.
American Indian Catholics mix tribal beliefs with their faith
LINCOLN, Neb. -- As a girl growing up on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska, Sarah Berridge was warned by the nuns about the consequences of embracing the spiritual teachings of her native tribe.
CROSSLAKE -- The Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake will sponsor its annual fall garage and rummage sale
School prayer ban protested
ASHEVILLE (AP) -- Thousands of churchgoers from across western North Carolina filled a high school football stadium to protest U.S. Supreme Court decisions prohibiting organized prayer in public schools.
A child becomes an adult by learning to accept responsibility
QUESTION: I believe one of the primary tasks for parents is to prepare children for the independence and responsibility of adulthood. I have an infant son, and I certainly want to teach him to be self-disciplined and responsible as the years unfold. But I don't know where to start. How can I instill these characteristics in my son, and how early should I begin?
BURGLARY -- Dwayne Sewell, 200 block of Third Avenue, reported his apartment had been broken into.
Jerome M. Lee, 52, and Elizabeth A. Hilleren, 31, both of Ironton.
Crow Wing County Fair results
Coloring Contest Winners
One person was injured at 1:10 p.m. Friday when a farm tractor and a car collided on Highway 27 in Morrison County.
Tom and Katie (Brand) Riitters, Little Falls, a boy, Wilham Edward, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Aug. 18, 2000.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday cattle: 450.
The following recently were sentenced in Crow Wing District Court for misdemeanor underage consumption. The defendants were fined $100 unless otherwise noted.
Crow Wing County Commissioners
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 356, a year ago 468.
Rochester entrant's putt decides title
PEQUOT LAKES -- Josh Bargfrede was saving his best putt for a rainy day.
Quinney making a name as the comeback kid in U.S. Amateur
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- No matter what happens in the final two days of the U.S. Amateur, Jeff Quinney has made a name for himself. He's now the comeback kid.
Tiger's 61 ties course record
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Phil Mickelson promises a fight. Everything else points to surrender.
Tiger cards 64 despite 'off' day
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Maybe the thing about Jack Nicklaus that motivates Tiger Woods the most is not what he won, but what he said.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
Kaiser Permanente gambles on technology
DENVER -- Kaiser Permanente, the nation's second-largest health plan, lost hundreds of millions of dollars after its East Coast expansion plans ended in failure in the 1990s.
Linking up: Consumers prod doctors into the electronic record-keeping age
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- At the bank, a teller uses a computer to review your savings account. In the airport, an airline agent uses a computer to check your reservation. At the garage, a technician uses a computer to update your car's maintenance history.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Leech Reservation gardens to be toured
The public is invited to attend the Showcase of Gardens Tour of five community and youth gardens within the Leech Lake Reservation from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Mill Avenue apartments satisfy both renters, homeowners
When the Vadnaises decided to sell their home and scale down, they did not want to leave the northeast Brainerd neighborhood where they spent much of their lives.
Tips to maintain, install metal roofing offered
Metal roofing, while adding a unique or period touch to your home, often brings up questions regarding maintenance and installation.
Twenty-four building permits were issued in the city of Brainerd during July for construction valued at $726.217.
Rugosa rose is carefree, pretty
Rugosa rose tolerates adversity without flinching. It's unbothered by salt, whether from road de-icing or sea spray or by winter cold as low as minus-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Just about the only thing that will kill this plant is weeds.
The Southeast Brainerd Residents Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library large meeting room.
Tips shared to regrout and recaulk ceramic tile
Regrouting and recaulking ceramic tile above bathtubs and inside showers is relatively easy and inexpensive, requiring only basic household tools. Here are some tips to make the job go smoothly.
Hardware industry coming to grips with women do-it-yourselfers
CHICAGO -- With everything from tools with smaller grips to gloves that accommodate long fingernails, the hardware industry is paying closer attention to the needs of women do-it-yourselfers.
Final piece of evidence presented against James Sarff
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jurors watched a videotape of Connie Sarff, weak, weeping and confused and with her arm in a sling, during an interview the day after she was found near the border of Mexico where her estranged husband, James Sarff, allegedly took her against her will.
Report: 5 percent of children lacking health insurance
One in 20 children in Minnesota lacks health insurance, according to a report by the Urban Institute.
State education officials to delay new tests
ST. PAUL -- Three new tests scheduled to begin this year for Minnesota students will be delayed for at least a year due to an earlier test-scoring error.
CONVENTION MEMORIES - DEM
Kathy Hegstrom displayed her Democratic Party convention paraphernalia and made a confession about her recent trip to Los Angeles.
Ventura to campaign for Independence Party
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura will work actively on behalf of several Independence Party candidates this campaign season, party chairman Rick McCluhan said.
Raiders spend morning digging dirt instead of volleyballs
LAKE SHORE -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team had time this preseason for more than just two practice sessions a day.
Man stopped in NY suspected of killing in Minnesota
NEW CASTLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a man who reportedly has admitted killing his wife in Minnesota and burying her body on a remote tract of land in Tennessee.
Strike forces closing of Glencoe County license bureau
GLENCOE (AP) -- McLeod County residents who plan to get hitched or travel out of the country will have to go elsewhere to get a marriage license or passport.
Gas prices on rise again in city, state
Gas prices in Minnesota are expected to rise from Friday through Labor Day.
Blom sent to prison in Pennsylvania
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Donald Blom, sentenced last week to life in prison for the kidnapping and murder of a 19-year-old convenience store clerk, has been transferred to a prison in Pittsburgh.
School district running short of substitute teachers
The Brainerd School District is experiencing an assignment as difficult as any exam -- the task of finding enough substitute teachers.
Storm lashes Lake Elmo
LAKE ELMO (AP) -- Heavy thunderstorms packing winds estimated at 60 miles per hour moved through the eastern Twin Cities suburbs early Saturday, knocking down trees and power lines and damaging a municipal airport.
The Brainerd YMCA will hold a Red Cross water safety instructor aide class beginning Sept. 9.
This was Brainerd
AUGUST 27 - 60 years ago (1940) - Brainerd Daily Dispatch headlines: -- Nazi fleets bomb S.E. coast -- President signs National Guard bill
Carbon monoxide poisoning kills Boy Scout
RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A 15-year-old St. Paul, Minn., boy died this week from carbon monoxide poisoning at Tomahawk Scout Reservation camp where he was a counselor.
Up for grabs In 4th District, everyone thinks they have a shot
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Summer is the doldrums for politicians, a time for dry chicken dinners and vote-by-vote campaigning.
Wellstone defends himself against claims made in Ventura's second book
FALCON HEIGHTS -- A passage in Gov. Jesse Ventura's new book has U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone fighting mad, and he questioned Thursday whether the governor even understands the farm policy he wrote about.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The Brainerd City Council voted 4-2 last night to sell water to residents in Southeast Baxter, at the same rates currently charged to large water users in Brainerd. The decision, however, prompted both criticism from Brainerd's mayor, and warnings of possible lawsuits.
CONVENTION MEMORIES - GOP
Sue Hilgart's first national political convention this summer was important enough to her that she squeezed it in between her daughter's wedding and preparations for her husband's elk hunting trip out West.
Dayton spent nearly $3 million campaigning
WASHINGTON -- Mark Dayton released figures showing he spent a whopping $2.95 million in the last reporting period, nearly double that of his closest financial competitor, as a new poll shows him up by 9 points.
More Brainerd students pass basic skills test this summer
More Brainerd School District' students are rejoicing after passing the Minnesota Basic Standards Test in July.
The location of the opening performance for the Grassroots Concerts fall season was listed incorrectly Thursday in Tempo. Tish Hinojosa and her trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Pequot Lakes School auditorium.
PETS OF THE WEEK
Mittens is a black-and-white male neutered dog who is approximately 3-1/2 years old.
Canadian geese lined the shore of the Mississippi River near the College Drive Bridge this week. The west shore of the river near Boom Lake is a favorite location for Brainerd's ducks and geese. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Politicians work to gather votes at State Fair
FALCON HEIGHTS -- Nothing like a little politics to go with those Pronto Pups.
Ventura calls 'Survivor' Rudy a legend
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura praised "Survivor" contestant Rudy Boesch on Friday for talking straight and not giving in to the politically correct answer on the wildly popular television show.
U.S. soldier charged in killing of boy in Kosovo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Army soldier on peacekeeping duty in Kosovo has been charged with negligent homicide and dereliction of duty in the killing last month of a 6-year-old Albanian boy, U.S. officials said Friday.
Small plane crashes in ocean; eight survive, one still missing
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- A small sightseeing plane with one of its engines apparently on fire crashed into the Pacific Ocean. Eight people were pulled safely from the water, authorities said.
National Guard called in to fight huge fire
PROSSER, Wash. -- As wildfires continue to rage and firefighting resources are strained across the West, Washington is calling out the troops.
Economy grows at 5.3% rate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 5.3 percent in the spring with strong investment by American businesses offsetting less brisk spending by consumers.
Gulf Air jet's final moves puzzling
Investigators from around the world began gathering in Bahrain Thursday to ponder the odd final maneuvers of a Gulf Air Airbus A320 that crashed into the Persian Gulf Wednesday, killed all 143 people aboard.
Driver charged in accident that endangered 83-year-old woman
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A driver was arrested Thursday in connection with the accident that sent an 83-year-old woman's car off a bridge and into a swamp, where she lay for three days before being rescued.
Navy again investigating Tailhook misconduct
WASHINGTON -- The Navy is investigating allegations of "inappropriate conduct" by service members at a convention last week of the Tailhook Association, the naval aviators organization whose 1991 convention featured scandalous episodes of drunken debauchery, property damage and sexual assaults.
Slater rips Ford for not reporting tire problems
WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. should have notified the federal government when it began to replace Firestone tires on sport utility vehicles in foreign countries last year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater said Thursday.
Beer spill kills thousands of fish
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- An employee of Coors Brewing Co. flipped the wrong switch and sent 77,500 gallons of beer into a creek, killing thousands of fish and prompting health warnings.
Customs cracking down on money smuggling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bicycle tires, cereal boxes, stereo speakers and cars are among the places where U.S. Customs officials found $11.4 million in cash that people tried to smuggle out of the country.
CHICAGO -- Whether they use natural gas or oil to heat their homes, consumers can expect higher energy costs this winter, with natural gas and heating oil prices near historic highs.
Deal reached to end Pepsi strike
BURNSVILLE (AP) -- A tentative agreement has been reached between union negotiators and the Pepsi Bottling group, the union announced Thursday night. If approved, it would end a 2 1/2-month-old strike.
Black, white learning gap wider
Despite years of intensive efforts to improve the performance of American students, scores in reading and science stagnated in the 1990s and the achievement gap between blacks and whites widened, according to the latest measure of long-term trends in the nation's classrooms.
Firefighters to battle weather this weekend
HELENA, Mont. -- Firefighters battling blazes burning nearly 600,000 acres across Montana braced for the worst Friday under a forecast of gusty wind, scorching temperatures and lightning.
Schools hold football field prayers despite Supreme Court ruling
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Undaunted by the possibility of a lawsuit, Batesburg-Leesville High School's student body president took the microphone in the stadium press box and said a prayer as football fans stood silently.
CDC: High-school smoking down in '99
ATLANTA (AP) -- Smoking among high-schoolers dropped slightly last year after climbing for most of the 1990s, the government reports.
Judge allows testimony from Ruff in White House e-mail inquiry
WASHINGTON -- A group that has dogged the Clinton administration for months over thousands of missing e-mails will be allowed to question the president's former top White House lawyer.
Judge orders spy suspect freed on bail
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in New Mexico on Thursday ordered the release of indicted nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee on $1-million bail next week, a sign that the judge no longer accepts government claims that Lee's release poses a grave threat to national security.
Black farmers say government slow, stingy about settlement
RICHMOND, Va. -- Some black farmers say the government has been stingy and slow about issuing payments from last year's settlement of a lawsuit alleging decades of racial discrimination in federal lending practices.
Kidnapped American mountain climbers recount dramatic escape from Uzbeki militants
DAVIS, Calif. -- American climbers held hostage for six days by Islamic militants in Kyrgyzstan say they escaped by pushing a guard off a cliff before making a harrowing 18-mile trek to freedom.
Ronald Reagan Trail dedicated in Illinois
DIXON, Ill. -- A motorcade wended through the prairies and Illinois River valley paths once walked by a young Ronald Reagan, marking the inaugural trip on a freshly marked trail tracing the footsteps of the former president.
Pitchfork murders shock town
MERCED, Calif. -- After a sleepless night mourning the deaths of two of his children -- killed by a stranger with a pitchfork -- John Carpenter slipped out of the hospital to get some doughnuts.
Former cancer society executive pleads guilty to embezzling
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former American Cancer Society executive pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling nearly $8 million from the charity, using the money to pay for an addition at his home and landscaping that included 35 Aristocrat pear trees.
Tropical Storm Debby dissipates off Cuba
LAS TUNAS, Cuba -- Tropical Storm Debby dissipated Thursday off Cuba after showering the eastern part of the island with much-needed rain and soaking northern Haiti.
Tire probe highlights slow pace of federal investigations
WASHINGTON -- The first lawsuits alleging some Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. truck tires suddenly lost their tread were filed nearly a decade ago, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't start investigating until May.
Venus shows power
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Venus Williams overpowered Amanda Coetzer 6-3, 6-4 to roll into the Pilot Pen final to defend her title and giving her three straight tournaments.
Vikes end preseason on losing note
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jamel White did his part. Now it's up to Jim Mora and the rest of the Indianapolis Colts' coaching staff to decide if it was good enough.
1. Detroit Lions
It's Bellaire vs. Maracaibo in Little League championship
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The downside to winning the U.S. title for Bellaire, Texas, is that it won't have Ross Haggard available to pitch in Saturday's Little League World Series championship.
10 games to look forward to
1. Sept. 2, New Mexico State at South Carolina. Could this be the game that the nation's longest losing streak is broken for the Gamecocks?
Gotta know your history to see what's on tap
Somewhere, Bear Bryant, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer and Danny Ford are grinning, for Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma and Clemson, the traditional powers of the past, are back.
10 players to watch
They may not all be the best players in the country, but they are the most intriguing.
10 teams to watch
1. Notre Dame. The first five killer games of the season (Texas A&M, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan State, Stanford) may kick off the Bob Davie Watch.
Green leads Rams past Cowboys
With teams taking few chances with their starting quarterbacks in the final week of the preseason, Trent Green and other backups took advantage of extended playing time.
North Dakota State, South Dakota State have numbers as NCC season starts
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- North Dakota State and South Dakota State may have the numbers to back up the optimism found in North Central Conference football camps this fall.
XFL unveils smashmouth names
NEW YORK (AP) -- With team nicknames like Hitmen, Outlaws and Maniax, the XFL left no doubt Thursday about the image it wants to project.
Williams has new agent, new attitude
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- He hasn't missed a play, a practice, a meal or an autograph request. His coaches see no sign of moodiness, surliness or sullenness. His teammates say the strange loner of a year ago is gone.
Guzman signs 4-year deal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan isn't ready to put Cristian Guzman in the same category as superstar shortstops Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
SPECIAL REPORT: How the NFC shapes up for the 2000 season
Daniel Snyder is a man who knows what he wants and is willing to pay to get it. What the Washington Redskins owner wants is championship players, and he went out and got them.
Casey case is an ethics test for collge football's MR. RIGHT
Penn State Coach Joe Paterno deserves the benefit of the doubt in the Rashard Casey case because, frankly, he has earned it.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Who will represent the United States in the 167 1/2-pound class of Greco-Roman wrestling at the Olympics won't be decided until next week.
NFL week-by-week schedule
All Times Eastern
THE WOMEN'S GAMES
She ran that first race for herself.
NFL 2000 Rams are ready to repeat
MACOMB, Ill. ( -- Mike Martz takes it personally. The new St. Louis Rams coach thinks all the buzz about Washington waltzing its way to the Super Bowl is aimed directly at him.
SPECIAL REPORT: A look at the AFC for 2000
Three coaches new to the AFC East will have one thing in common this season. All of them will be chasing the two established guys.
DULUTH -- Theresa Batcha, 47, Duluth, formerly of the Bowlus area, died today, Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at The Waters of Park Point Nursing Home of Duluth.
CROSBY -- LaVern Amundson, 74, Crosby, died Aug. 25, 2000, in Minneapolis.
DULUTH -- Theresa Batcha, 47, formerly of the Bowlus area, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the Waters of Park Point Nursing Home in Duluth.
BIG FALLS -- Arnold Bakkenta, 84, Big Falls, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Little Fork Care Center of Little Fork.
Lucille A. Volkman
Lucille Alma Volkman, 84, Brainerd, formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at her home.
Ethel Mills Michael
BEMIDJI -- Ethel Mills Michael, 83, Bemidji, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at North Country Nursing Home of Bemidji.
Lydia A. Flicker
LITTLE FALLS -- Lydia A. Flicker, 79, Little Falls, formerly of Rochester, died Aug. 25, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Richard H. Aker
KENOSHA, Wis. -- Richard H. Aker, 75, Kenosha, Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Brookside Care Center.
FIFTY LAKES -- Lois Goodyear, 74, Fifty Lakes, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her home in Fifty Lakes.
Harold Koop, 78, Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Kent D. MacArthur
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kent D. MacArthur, 34, Minneapolis, died Aug. 23, 2000.
STAPLES -- Opal Carpenter, 80, Staples, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Lloyd L. Anderson
LAKE SHORE -- Lloyd L. Anderson, Lake Shore, died Aug. 26, 2000, at his home.
Harold A. Koop
Harold A. Koop, 78, Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Lois A. Frazer
EAST GULL LAKE -- Lois A. Frazer, 65, East Gull Lake, died Friday, Aug. 25. 2000, at her residence.
A recent poll commissioned by the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting showed that more than three of every four Minnesotans think that schools should promote abstinence, but should also be able to teach about contraception.
Father knows best
There is only one person with enough authoritative golf knowledge to settle this Tiger Woods matter, and he happens to be the gu
Was Lieberman pick a gamble?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having Joseph Lieberman as a running mate could inoculate Al Gore against President Clinton's moral failings, help attract suburban women concerned about moral values and appeal to moderate swing voters.
The Dispatch fails to inform the readers that council persons Nesheim, O'Day, Olander and Dehen voted to pay The Dispatch $31,535.00 of your tax dollars.
Thank you, Kris Hasskamp, for telling voters to "consider the source" in my previous letter regarding her voting record. Of course in her Aug. 17
The bridge vandals
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
Sally Ihne - Dispatch Editorial
Central Lakes College has seen a lot of changes since its early days as Brainerd Junior College at the old Washington High School and Lincoln Elementary School.
Clinton's uneven record on Africa
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
Ducks continue to dodge Minnesota hunters
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota duck hunters, whose numbers are greater than any other state, have been a frustrated lot in recent years.
September - 1 -- Snipe and rail hunting opener
MILLE LACS - In the east, walleyes and perch are coming from the rocks in 12 to 18 feet of water. Slip bobber rigs have taken fish here, but crankbaits trolled during the evening hours have started producing a few more fish.
Building a better decoy
CROSBY -- An innovative new decoy manufactured here is one of the hottest products on the waterfowl hunting market.
Just like old times
APPLETON -- Ralph Perry had to wait more than half a century for what he saw again last week.
Some hunters support proposed early South Dakota pheasant season
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Some hunters are giving a tentative thumbs up to a proposal to let South Dakota hunters have a head start on pheasant season.
DNR employees assembled a new fishing pier recently on Whipple Lake in Baxter.
Stacy Swain and Sean Roquette announce their engagement.
John and Lorna (Stevens) Tabor will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at their home.
Dick and Lois Volkmuth will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the home of Marc and Peg Serani of Baxter.
Sonja Elizabeth Palmquist and Stephen Allison Mayhew announce their engagement.
Rochelle Gjestvang and Scott Stinar announce their engagement.
Shannon Andres and Grant Haglin announce their engagement.
Tracey Vrzal and Gerald H. Blanck announce their engagement.
Joe and Celeste "Tudy" (Stockard) Landowski, Emily, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the home of Mark Landowski, two miles east of Emily on County Road 1.
Hugo and Carol Heino recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in Port Richey, Fla.
Kimberly Winscher and Andrew Woitalla announce their engagement.
Mollie Williams and Dan Quinnelly were married May 10, 2000, at Our Lady of the Valley in Glann, Ireland, with Father Frank Duggan officiating.
Dondi Hayes and Tom Schubert were married March 4, 2000, at Faith Community Church of Pierz with Pastor Dan Leighton officiating.
Anthony and Harriet Prozinski, Cushing, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with their family Sunday.
Ed and Evie Fox will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at their home at 2000 Ashmun Road on Gilbert Lake.
Do candidates hear just a faint old echo?
NEW YORK (AP) -- There were at last count more than 102 million households in America, and soon most of them will own shares in corporate America. The trend is inevitably in that direction.
Do voters really want a tax cut?
WASHINGTON -- Until recently, the cardinal rule of American politics was: when in doubt, cut taxes. So why, with the presidential campaign finally under way in earnest this week, are the candidates making so little headway in selling their tax cut plans to the voters?
Wallace takes eighth pole of the season
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace would trade in all his racing wins and poles for a second Winston Cup Championship.
IRL drivers cope with bumpy track
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Speedway's broad expanse of asphalt racetrack is deceiving.
NCMS racers will keep it all in the family
Two future step-brothers will battle it out against each other next season at North Central Motor Speedway south of Brainerd.
Shootout expected at Kentucky Speedway
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- There's not much question that Sunday's inaugural Belterra Resorts Indy 300 is going to be a shootout, and one of the most experienced closers in the Indy Racing League is Al Unser Jr.
Baxter Eagles Petite softball
Brainerd boys' soccer team suffers 4-1 loss
FERGUS FALLS -- Despite a 4-1 loss the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team looks to be ahead of schedule or at least ahead of last year.
Coors Lite/Schroeder's wins Masters Championship
Coors Lite/Schroeder's of Brainerd won the season-ending tournament with four straight wins Aug. 13 in the Brainerd Masters Tournament for 35 and over softball players.
Pierz tennis team sweeps
OSAKIS -- The Pierz Pioneers tennis team opened the fall season with a clean sweep at the Osakis Quadrangular Thursday.
Raiders open with a split
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team opened its season Friday by splitting two matches in an invitational at the College of DuPage.
Whitlock has Braves fans talking
Brainerd Braves pitcher Tony Whitlock wound up walking taller than his 6-foot-52, 20-pound counterpart, Mac Zachow.
Best friends replace pair of Pro Bowlers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gone are two familiar faces from the Minnesota Vikings' revamped offensive line.
Pequot wins four of seven matches
SWANVILLE -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots took three of four singles matches and swept the doubles competition in a 6-1 non-conference tennis win over Swanville on Friday.
Warrior girls lose opener
BEMIDJI -- Junior Kristy Wallner scored all five goals as the Bemidji Lumberjacks defeated the Brainerd Warriors 5-1 in a season-opening girls' soccer game Thursday.
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Local sports shorts
At the age of 65, Phil Markert is getting golder.
Raiders focus on this season
They say that people who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
Fargo golfer getting used to pressure
PEQUOT LAKES -- For Fargo, N.D., senior Kane Hanson playing in prestigious golf tournaments is helping him deal with pressure situations.
As Smith goes, so go the Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE -- After a slow start, Daunte Culpepper looked great in the preseason, shredding defenses, threading bullet passes to Cris Carter and lofting bombs to Randy Moss as well as Randall Cunningham or Jeff George did.
Twins blast Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brad Radke needed 14 pitches to record the first out against the Detroit Tigers. When he finally got it, the hard drive was caught on the right-field warning track, and one run had already scored.
A coaches and Brainerd Sports Booster Club social is scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Moose Lodge. Members, friends and coaches are invited to attend.
Saturday College Football - Central Lakes vs. Mesabi Range at Minnesota-Duluth 7 p.m.
Computer map gives clearest view of clearest lake
CRATER LAKE, Ore. -- While a small boat cruised the sunlit blue surface of Crater Lake pounding sonar pulses deep into the water, Jim Gardner sat in the dark of a boathouse on Wizard Island, "flying" through the latest computer images the soundings produced.
Big Brother may be watching your Internet use
You pick up the phone, you drop a letter in the mail, and you reasonably expect that no one will be listening in or secretly reading your notes.
Tapping into a wayward spouse's online fidelities
"I'm not doing anything wrong, believe me," she'd said for weeks. But he didn't buy it.
Students today carry extra-heavy loads ... of digital gear
Whitney Hess wants to make life as simple as possible.
Create computer art with ease using a tablet and stylus
More than one computer artist, struggling with a mouse, has asked this question: "Why can't you just put the monitor in your lap and draw on the screen?"
Clinton opens Internet site to match teachers to schools
WASHINGTON -- Moving to address a national teacher gap, President Clinton on Saturday launched a one-stop Internet clearinghouse to help schools find qualified teachers and help teachers find out where the jobs are.
Music alternatives: File sharing beyond Napster
As Napster and the recording industry slug it out in court over charges of piracy, voices from the sidelines have said, in effect, "Who cares?"
Broadband brings its own problems
So the good news is that you are set up with a home broadband connection, either a cable modem or a digital subscriber line (DSL) via the phone company or an independent ISP. The bad news is that you now have a whole new set of issues to deal with.
New technology brings Web to classrooms in old schools
This fall, every eighth-grader at Milwaukee's A.E. Burdick school will get a taste of learning Elroy Jetson-style.
Swing, swing, swing
Weather drawing by Abbey Buchta of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
North-South: Phyllis DeRosier and Ann Whalen, 111; Cli
LAKES AREA SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
Playing with fire can have deadly consequences
DEAR ABBY: It's almost the end of the summer school break, and students who haven't returned to classes may be bored or curious and do something as ignorant and foolish as I did long ago.
I just wanted to share how much I enjoy volunteering with my (adult Kinship Partner) Tammy Ebertowski and my friend and my mother (Barb) and Friendship Circle too. On the Children First For Future event project for Oct. 12, and having fun working together delivering plants, flowers to schools.
U.S. News' college rankings put to the test
WASHINGTON -- Here is the early September must-do list for middle-class America: Store the charcoal briquettes. Buy school supplies. And check out the new U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
Widow haunted by dreamy romance
DEAR ABBY: Here's a new twist to what I believe is an old story. Four years ago, my husband (Jim) passed away, leaving me a widow. A year later, Jim's sister passed away, leaving her husband (John) a widower.
The class of 1961 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Poncho and Lefty's.
Names and faces
BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A jury acquitted actor Woody Harrelson of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges Thursday, ending his four-year court battle to get the state to differentiate between hemp and marijuana.
The Long Lake Beavers 4-H Club recently met at the Crow Wing County Fair. Erin Butler gave a talk on puppies and Michael Montgomery gave a talk on fishing jigs. Members gave a tour of their fair exhibits.
Parents, officials debate who's ready to start school
Devi Knaster knows her ABCs, can count to 10, and is no longer too shy to speak to adults or play with other children. The California 5-year-old spent an extra year in preschool brushing up those skills.
Make a plan before outfitting your grade-school kids
Palm Beach County, Fla., school officials were still reeling from the shock of a student fatally shooting his teacher when the experts came calling. They offered to counsel students, train teachers, put metal detectors in every classroom doorway.
Clinton's Nigeria trip underlines U.S. support for democratic rule
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Whirling dancers in flowing, red and black African dress greeted President Clinton as he began a three-day trip to Africa that the White House hopes will embrace democracy in Nigeria and encourage peace elsewhere.
Rescuers seek survivors after crowded boat capsizes
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Rescuers searched the Straits of Malacca on Saturday for about 38 people missing and feared drowned after a crowded boat capsized on its way from Indonesia to Malaysia, maritime officials said.
Authorities play down Olympics terrorist threat
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian authorities on Saturday played down an Olympic terrorist threat after reports emerged that New Zealand police had foiled a plot targeting a nuclear reactor in Sydney five months ago.
Activist priest murdered in Kenya was Perham native
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenyans reacted with shock and dismay Friday to the shooting death of an American priest, whose human rights work and criticism of the government made him popular with some and brought death threats from others.
Investigators begin to unravel mystery of Gulf Air crash
MANAMA, Bahrain -- As Gulf Air Flight 072 approached Bahrain International Airport for a night landing, pilot Ihsan Shakeeb calmly requested a "go around" from air traffic controllers.
Speculation abounds over slaying of American priest
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In his last few hours, the Rev. John Kaiser -- described by colleagues as a fearless man -- appeared nervous and agitated for the first time in his decades-old crusade for social justice in Kenya.
Warning for Clinton visit: Don't use credit cards
ABUJA, Nigeria -- With a horde of American businessmen and journalists here for President Clinton's weekend visit, U.S. diplomats have issued an odd security warning: Don't use your credit cards.
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