MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 304, a year ago 588.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 350.
How to reach lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
Thorpe scores easy victory
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jim Thorpe followed his dramatic victory a week ago with an easy one, closing with a 5-under-par 66 for a 14-under 199 total to win the Allianz Championship senior tournament by two strokes.
Raiders golfers sweep meets
FERGUS FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders were dominant on the golf course Monday and Sunday as the men's and women's teams won the Northland and Fergus Falls invitationals.
Verplank makes Ryder Cup selection look smart
MONTREAL (AP) -- The 25-foot putt fell in the heart of the hole for an unlikely par, a fitting conclusion to a wild finish at the Canadian Open. Scott Verplank raised his arms to celebrate his first victory of the year, and no one wore a bigger smile.
Senate tells administration not to oppose American POW lawsuits against Japanese firms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted to bar the administration from opposing lawsuits filed by former American POWs against Japanese corporations that enslaved them during World War II.
Governor taking a well-trod high road to China
ST. PAUL (AP) -- When Gov. Jesse Ventura travels to China in November for a 12-day trade mission, he'll represent a state that's a bigger economic force than many countries.
Bush seeks to prod lawmakers on education plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his education plan bogged down in Congress, President Bush was campaigning Monday in Florida to prod lawmakers into action. The dwindling budget surplus gave new significance to the central debate -- how much federal money to spend on schools.
Postal Service will seek to raise first-class postage to 37 cents next year
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it will file for a rate increase, effective next year, that would boost the price of a first-class stamp to 37 cents.
Book: Souter nearly convinced Supreme Court colleague to change vote on Bush election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A month after the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gave George W. Bush the presidency, dissenting Justice David Souter said he could have won over Justice Anthony Kennedy if given only one more day, according to a new book.
Report: Satellite system that tracks planes can be jammed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Transportation Department report cautions that the satellite system the Federal Aviation Administration plans to use to help track airliners in flight is vulnerable to natural obstructions and electronic jamming.
Rumsfeld reacts to vote cutting missile defense
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says he'll recommend that President Bush veto a defense spending bill if it cuts the administration's request for missile defense.
Poll: Majority favor tax cut rollback
WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans say they are prepared to roll back President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut to help deal with the shrinking federal budget surplus and say Bush more than congressional Democrats bears responsibility for a problem that has suddenly put him on the defensive, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News national survey.
A different day for shoppers
Mark Bankers of Brainerd needed to finish his shopping on Tuesday morning as he looked over rows of shoes at Mar-Jons Sportswear at Westgate Mall.
Cheryl Dobosenski, Fort Ripley, left the Fort Ripley Town Hall this morning after voting in the District 12B primary.
Downtown rejuvenation ideas offered
The public was invited Monday to give their opinions on what they think would revitalize downtown Brainerd.
Brainerd pastor wonders what Christians will be thinking in wake of attacks
A loud crash. A second crash. Smoke plumes follow, and one of the most notable buildings in the largest city in the United States crashes to the ground. The Pentagon is hit. The White House is threatened. Other passenger planes are missing. Now what?
Couple concerned about their son at Pentagon
Clifford and Helen Carlson were waiting for word about their son who was working in the Pentagon this morning.
This Old Farm
A weekend chock full of live music, food and old-fashioned family activities is planned Saturday and Sunday at This Old Farm, a first-time event to raise funds for the Brainerd Area Lakers, the new adult Special Olympics team.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Executing the big play while taking full advantage of their breaks, Coach Ron Stolski's Brainerd High School Warriors made it two straight wins in the net season with a 40-0 conquest of Crosby-Ironton Friday night.
Cass County interfaith receives $35,000 grant
The Cass County Interfaith Caregivers Network received a $35,000 grant to recruit volunteers from the faith communities.
Audiotext has updates
To find out the latest breaking news on today's terrorist attacks against the United States, call the Associated Press News Audiotex Update line at The Brainerd Dispatch at 829-2900 or 1-800-547-2909 and press code 3030, or visit The Brainerd Dispatch Web site at
Crosslake man sees change in travel regulations
Terroristic attacks on the United States this morning will have a profound impact for years to come on Americans.
BRAINERD FAMILIES AWAIT WORD ON LOVED ONES
Will and Rosemarie Smith, Baxter, had reason this morning for their hearts to skip a beat.
A waiting game at airport
Laney Berry missed the 7:12 a.m. Mesaba Airlines flight out of t
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Crow Wing County, already ruled out as a location for hazardous waste disposal site, was one of 60 counties being considered this forenoon for a hazardous waste processing site.
Sea of wild rice
Gary Drotts (right) and Rod Ustipak enjoyed gathering wild rice on area lakes and rivers today.
Area residents react with shock, horror
Students, faculty members and employees crowded around televisions today at Central Lakes College, watching the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., unfold.
Ex-security guard suspected in fatal rampage kills himself after shootout with police
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A former security guard wanted in the slayings of five people shot himself to death after a high-speed chase and police shootout Monday, capping a weekend of violence that followed another Sacramento rampage three weeks ago.
Hurricane Erin spares Bermuda serious damage; brings heavy rain, strands tourists
MIAMI -- Hurricane Erin drenched Bermuda and kept some tourists from heading home, but the island escaped major damage as the center of the storm passed far offshore.
Scientific panel says more stem cell lines need
WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences says new embryonic cell lines will be necessary in the future, not just the 60 or so lines permitted to receive federal funds under an order by President Bush.
'People's lives have been changed forever'
Confusion, fear and a sense of relief that area residents do not live in an urban setting may be common today following terrorist attacks this morning in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Gas prices rise 5 cents over last two weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Gas prices rose about 5 cents a gallon nationwide in the past two weeks as refiners retooled some facilities to start producing home heating oil.
Day of horror and panic
NEW YORK -- It was the scene of a nightmare: people on fire jumping in terror from the Trade Towers just before the buildings collapsed.
Two adults, two girls found shot to death in San Francisco home; motive, suspects unknown
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police had identified no suspects and determined no motive in the shooting deaths of two adults and two girls in a house in a quiet San Francisco neighborhood.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every year, more children die from choking on toys and their parts than from any other injury involving toys. Yet nearly every week the government recalls another plaything or clothing item because they have parts small enough to kill.
State agencies get taxpayer-funded farm aid
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- When it comes to harvesting subsidy checks from the federal government, few farms in this state are doing better than the University of Illinois.
Two airliners smash into World Trade Center
NEW YORK -- In one of the most audacious attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows Tuesday that brought down the twin 110-story towers. A plane also slammed into the Pentagon as the government itself came under attack.
Medical journals set scientific study rules
About 12 of the world's most prominent medical journals are issuing a joint editorial this week stating that they will reject any scientific studies that do not come with an assurance that the sponsor -- whether a drug company or other organization -- gave researchers complete access to the data and freedom to report the findings.
A real-life war movie unfolds on TV
WASHINGTON -- The pictures are awful, the anchors grave, the television coverage careening from one disaster to the next.
Police say man fatally shoots mother, two other people in Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. (AP) -- A man fatally shot his mother and two other people before surrendering to authorities, police said.
Bush comments on terror attack
SARASOTA, Fla. -- A young advance worker whisked away the easel holding a chart that was to accompany an education pep talk, a blue curtain parted and President Bush walked briskly toward the presidential podium, set up in an elementary school media center. He turned toward the audience long enough to show a stunned, wide-eyed look.
Man rescued after three days trapped in sewer drain
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Funchess' trip to get some fried chicken turned into a three-day nightmare spent wedged in a storm sewer drain.
Planes destroy World Trade Center; another plane crashes into Pentagon; troops deployed in response to apparent terrorist attack
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated Tuesday as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation's capital.
Spending decline could drop U.S. economy into recession
World stock markets skidded lower again Monday, with Tokyo's main index hitting a 17-year low and London's key index falling below 5,000 for the first time in nearly three years.
Bush promises full force of U.S. government will track down terrorists
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) -- As chaos unhinged New York and Washington, President Bush commanded the full force of the United States government to "hunt down and to find" the terrorists responsible.
All markets close
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. financial markets came to a halt Tuesday after two separate planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
How it happened: The day the Trade Center came down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Flight 11 left Boston for Los Angeles. It would not reach its destination.
Battle is just beginning
By RICHARD BENKE
61, 62, 63
Through Sept. 9
Venus beats kid sister for Open title
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams loves her kid sister and told her so, right after giving her a very public spanking in a match that was far more historic than dramatic.
Oxymorons: 'Jumbo Shrimp,' 'Chargers Win'
I called the Dodgers Monday, concerned our heroes might get caught in the parade traffic down in Yahooville to celebrate the Chargers' undefeated season, but a spokesman said the team would leave Tuesday for San Diego to play the Padres.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KBKK-FM (95.9), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
From Air Jordan to Err Jordan
To some, the news that came sweeping out of Chicago on Monday afternoon was sweet and cleansing.
Replacement officials score points
The spin doctors were at work early as replacement officials worked their first regular season games.
McGwire, Kile lead Cardinals
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mark McGwire hit a 445-foot, two-run homer and Darryl Kile (14-10) won for the first time since Aug. 12, scattering nine hits over six innings.
NEW YORK (AP) -- By opting to have an all-in-white Pete Sampras serve first in the U.S. Open final, Lleyton Hewitt made a statement as brash as his garish Gen-X garb: OK, let's see what you've got.
Broncos take a hit in victory over Giants
DENVER -- The right legs of Denver kicker Jason Elam and New York Giant punter Rodney Williams were on display Monday, but it was the left one of Bronco receiver Ed McCaffrey that had everyone gasping. McCa
Athletics top team since June
While Seattle tries to set a record for wins in a season, the second-place Oakland Athletics have become baseball's hottest and most consistent team.
Milton stumps Angels again
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- You could say Minnesota Twin left-hander Eric Milton has had a charmed career against the Anaheim Angels.
Mays, Hunter lead Twins past Tigers
DETROIT (AP) -- Even with all their second-half struggles, the Minnesota Twins can still beat their favorite whipping boys. Especially when Joe Mays is on the mound.
Chargers match last season's win total
San Diego has a leg up on the category of Most Improved NFL Team. Washington leads in the Biggest Disappointment For Consecutive Years standings.
Graduation rates hold steady among college athletes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The graduation rate for men's basketball players at major colleges dropped from 42 percent to 40 percent, the second lowest since 1984, according to the latest NCAA survey.
GLEN -- Russell Williams, 82, Glen, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
PINE RIVER -- Richard Bourgerie, 84, Pine River, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd.
Helen C. Small
AITKIN -- Helen C. Small, 88, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 8., 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Luella E. Becker
Luella Elizabeth Becker, 87, Brainerd, formerly of Park Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
William 'Bill' French
BAY LAKE -- William "Bill" French, 76, Bay Lake, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Marie C. Malloy
BAXTER -- Marie C. Malloy, 86, Baxter, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
PINE RIVER -- Richard Bourgerie, 84, Pine River, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Roy 'Nick' A. Nelson
FIFTY LAKES -- Roy "Nick" A. Nelson, 82, Fifty Lakes, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at home.
Roy A. Nelson
FIFTY LAKES -- Roy A. Nelson, 82, Fifty Lakes, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Peggy Kuyava, 92, Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Helen C. Small
AITKIN -- Helen Claire Small, 88, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Roger K. Anderson
Roger K. Anderson, 95, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Stella V. Tarlan
BEMIDJI -- Stella Viola Tarlan, 75, Bemidji, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at North Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Lawrence E. High
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Lawrence Everett High, 55, Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, of rheumatoid arthritis of the lungs.
RANDALL -- Louise Eleanor Hines, 81, Randall, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Douglas E. Seely
CUYUNA -- Douglas Eugene Seely, 75, Cuyuna, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at home.
Viola Mae Jones
Viola Mae Jones, 69, Brainerd, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at her home.
Donald R. Jensen
GOLDEN VALLEY -- Donald R. Jensen, 80, Golden Valley, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, of cancer.
A silence that speaks volumes
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis has paid for his lies. After years of regaling undergraduates at Mount Holyoke College with fabricated accounts of his combat experiences during the Vietnam War, Ellis was expos
A bad law
A new state law taking effect has good intentions in protecting local merchants but cuts across the grain of a free-market society.
Sparring for position
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
By the end of today all of the Brainerd School Board candidates will have filed and will be campaigning in earnest. As a rule, school board campaigns are low-key contests generating few controversies and even fewer voters.
News council helps readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Phil Gramm of Texas made it three for the road last week when he joined fellow Southern Republican icons Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Strom Thurmond of South Car
No slump lasts forever
The economic version of the Perfect Storm continued to gather force last week with Friday's news of a sharp fall in the Japanese economy and a big jump in U.S. unemployment.
The Bush administration wants to give the Chinese government an advance look at plans for testing its proposed missile defense shield. It hopes to persuade Beijing we mean them no harm. To ``sweeten the pot,'' the administration is also prepared not to object if China wishes to resume underground nuclear testing in order to ``modernize'' its weapons stockpiles and keep them current. The rationale is that they're going to modernize anyway, so why not try to earn their trust?
I just received the latest issue of the American Bicycle Association's monthly magazine, and thought that the Brainerd area should know what a gift they have in the form of the Brainerd Lakes BMX Association.
Red-hot Rudd teaches rookie Harvick a lesson
RICHMOND, Va. -- Ricky Rudd believes saving his car from a crash was like a miracle. Getting back what he thought was rightly his was a mission.
Minneapolis man shot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 42-year-old Minneapolis man was shot to death in his home Friday night. Authorities were holding two 38-year-old Minneapolis men in the Hennepin County jail in the shooting Thomas Marcus.
Less business travel, higher expenses lead to MAC budget cuts
EAGAN (AP) -- The economic slowdown is forcing the Metropolitan Airports Commission to try and find $3.5 million to slice from its $156 million budget.
Paper farms let growers maximize subsidies
Amid gloom about low prices and sagging exports, there's one apparent sign of vibrancy on Minnesota farms: At least on paper, there is no shortage of farmers.
FARM SUBSIDIES -- Who gets what
Brian Romsdahl knows that for his 640-acre farm in Butterfield, Minn., government subsidies have probably meant the difference between making money and losing it the past few years.
Grocery stores to use gas to draw customers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Grocery-getters will be able to scribble one more item on their lists this weekend -- gas.
Minnesota preparing for possibilities after New York, Washington attacked
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota officials are preparing for the possibility of an attack after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and another crashed near the Pentagon on Tuesday.
State employee strike would be felt throughout the state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State officials are scrambling to prepare for a strike by about 29,500 state employees that could delay the delivery of some state services.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Actress Loni Anderson will have her day here on Wednesday.
Smaller is better That 's the conclusion of a report on school buildings
APPLE VALLEY (AP) -- The lava lamps, houseplants and fish tanks that adorn student desks lend much to the homey, laid-back atmosphere at the School of Environmental Studies, a new-age high school on Minnesota Zoo grounds.
World War I memorial dedicated at Fort Snelling
FORT SNELLING (AP) -- World War I has been over for more than 80 years, and Minnesota might have no more than five surviving veterans of that conflict. But Fort Snelling National Cemetery finally has a memorial to those who served in the war.
Vet likes new book
LITCHFIELD (AP) -- A new book reporting on a daring rescue of prisoners of war by the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion during World War II is welcome news to an 84-year-old Litchfield farmer.
Minneapolis-St. Paul airport shuts down after attacks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shut down Tuesday and the state's tallest building was evacuated in response to terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The Mall of America also was evacuated and closed for the day.
State senators plan gas price hearings
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Another set of state lawmakers is planning legislative hearings into high gas prices in Minnesota.
In 1989 Evelyn Lenander from Buffalo Lake established a fund to provide scholarships for college students in their junior and senior year who are pursuing a career in elementary education.
St. Peter outscores Pine River-Backus
St. Peter -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers football team lost its first regular-season game in two years as it lost 18-7 to the St. Peter Saints Saturday.
Otters shut out Warrior girls
Fergus Falls -- After a 2 1/2-hour bus ride, and a two-hour delay waiting for officials, the Brainerd Warriors girls' soccer team was defeated 4-0 by the Fergus Falls Otters Saturday.
Gobblers edge Hinckley-Finlayson
HinckleY -- The Aitkin Gobblers edged Hinckley-Finlayson 9-7 in Great River Conference football Friday.
Pine River-Backus third at Pequot tournament
Pequot Lakes -- Detroit Lakes won all four of its matches to win the Pequot Lakes volleyball tournament Saturday.
CLC volleyball team raises conference record to 3-0
International Falls -- The
Bemidji State bumps St. Thomas
A comeback scare late in the fourth quarter by St. Thomas will help keep Bemidji State grounded in a season of high NSIC conference expectations, said Beavers coach Jeff Tesch.
Steiger-Whalen runners-up at Lake Hubert tourney
Lake Hubert -- On a difficult day for a tennis tournament, the Brainerd Warriors girls' tennis team ended up placing fifth out of six teams, while powerhouse Bemidji won every match it played en route to the title.
Cardinal teams run to victories
StapleS -- It was a good day for Staples-Motley cross country teams Saturday as the Cardinals ran to two wins in their invitational.
Tech remains unbeaten in tennis
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers remained unbeaten with a 6-1 Central Lakes Conference tennis win over the Brainerd Warriors Monday.
Raiders win first football game of season
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders showed no signs of road legs as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead Saturday and went on to a 47-32 win over Northland for their first win of the season.
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team won its second game of the season 28-6 against the Little Falls Flyers 28-6 last Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Valerie Meschke champion at Pine City tennis tourney
Pine City -- Valerie Meschke of Pequot Lakes won the No. 2 singles title at the Pine City girls' tennis tournament Saturday.
Pioneers off to a good start
Five area football teams remain unbeaten after two weeks and the most surprising might be the Pierz Pioneers.
Barber sharp in Gophers' victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Marion Barber III didn't figure to play a whole lot with 1,300-yard rusher Tellis Redmon and his talented backup, Thomas Tapeh, returning at tailback this year for Minnesota.
Poleaxed by the Panthers
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings were supposed to have the polished offense, not the Carolina Panthers and rookie Chris Weinke.
Carolina 7 3 7 7 -- 24
Carter nursing deep thigh bruise
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter caught his team's only touchdown pass in a disappointing defeat to the Carolina Panthers -- the 125th of his career, tying him for fifth place on the all-time TD list.
Weather drawing by Blaine Bubalo of Mrs. Timmons' second grade class at Riverside school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds north with a chance of showers or thunderstorms northwest...Otherwise mostly sunny. Highs in the middle 60s to around 80.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. A chance of showers or thunderstorms northeast this morning. Highs in the lower 60s north to middle 70s southwest.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy skies north becoming partly cloudy. Otherwise partly cloudy to sunny elsewhere. Highs from around 70 northeast...To the 80s west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A chance of morning showers or a thunderstorm far north... Otherwise partly or mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s to mid 70s.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Mostly sunny skies. Highs in the 80s with mid 70s northeast.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly cloudy south. Mostly cloudy north with a chance of showers. Highs 65 to 75.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Partly sunny west to mostly sunny east. Highs 65 to 75.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Flying a kite
Weather drawing by Cayle Winkler of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy north. A slight chance of showers northeast. Mostly sunny south. Highs in the middle 60s northeast to near 80 south.
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...Sunny with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.
Names and faces
TORONTO (AP) -- Janice Flisfeder opened her eyes after collapsing at a movie during the Toronto International Film Festival and found herself looking into the eyes of its star: Matthew McConaughey.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- The times, they have a-changed.
As nation's health improves, rural Americans suffer, says report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overall are healthier today than they were 25 years ago. A new government report offers some reasons: longer life expectancy, better infant survival, fewer smokers, less hypertension and lower cholesterol levels.
Husband's violence to pet could escalate to people
DEAR ABBY: I am a social worker at a large, church-owned group home for abused, abandoned and neglected children. I hear many stories similar to the letter from "Wanting Peace and Quiet in Oklahoma," who described how her "wonderful husband, Chad" breaks things, punches holes in the walls, and had even flung the family dog to the ground in a fit of anger.
University of Pennsylvania study says 1 in 100 children victims of sexual exploitation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Many children who become entangled in the commercial sex industry originally took to the streets to escape abuse at home, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Whooping cough stages comeback, prompts hunt for booster shots
WASHINGTON -- Whooping cough is one of those diseases most people think is history -- but the dangerous germ that can leave sufferers gasping for air is making a comeback.
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New arsenic study adds pressure on EPA to adopt tougher standards
WASHINGTON -- A National Academy of Sciences report shows that the Environmental Protection Agency has greatly underestimated the cancer risks of arsenic in drinking water, according to EPA officials and other environmental experts familiar with the report.
Dying man's lesson of love changes a life
DEAR ABBY: I recently went to visit a Marine from our reserve unit. He is receiving radiation treatments for an inoperable brain tumor. My objective was to comfort him.
CHICAGO -- City officials from the mayor on down are hoping Chicagoans in coffee shops, on park benches and on buses and trains are engrossed in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Russian defense minister opens door a crack on modifying ABM treaty
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday that Russia might consider changes to the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty but still opposes the planned deployment of a national missile defense by the United States.
Iraq says eight civilians killed, three wounded in U.S.-British airstrike
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq said Monday that eight civilians were killed in a weekend airstrike by U.S. and British warplanes on southern Iraq.
Israelis reel from deadly attacks, including first bombing by Israeli Arab
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Monday it would hold high-level talks with the Palestinians, despite a spate of deadly attacks by Arab militants, including the first suicide bombing carried out by an Israeli Arab. Five Israeli Jews and three Arab militants were killed and dozens wounded in those attacks.
Heavy flooding in India kills at least 48
PATNA, India (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered severe flooding in eastern India, washing out thousands of villages near India's eastern border with Nepal, officials said Monday. At least 48 people have been killed.
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