THEFT -- Judy Hustak, 300 block of Washington Street, reported the theft of various crystal items valued at $500 from a storage area at her residence.
THEFT -- Don Herbst, Garrison, reported Friday the theft of five fishing poles and reels, valued at $700, from his boat.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday hogs: 1,200 (includes 450 feeder pigs).
PAOLI, Pa. (AP) -- Final scores and money winnings Sunday of the $3.2 million SEI Pennsylvania Classic on the 6,939-yard, par-71 Waynesborough Country Club course:
Green holds off Nelson to win Kroger by one stroke
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- After five birdies on the front nine at the Kroger Senior Classic, Hubert Green sensed he was close to victory.
Medical group condemns cell-phone driving
DULUTH (AP) -- Members of the Minnesota Medical Association condemned the practice of driving while talking on a cell phone.
New Yorkers are least likely to wash after using public restrooms
TORONTO (AP) -- Apparently the city that never sleeps is also too busy to wash up. A new survey of public restroom habits in five U.S. cities finds New York commuters are least likely to clean their hands after using the john.
Report: Bayer to pay $14 million in probe of drug prices
NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. unit of Ge
Daniel L. Holbrook, Kathryn E. Lykins, Adam A. Miller and Meghan K. Rahn have been named as semifinalists in the 2001 merit scholarship competition. The students are enrolled at Brainerd High School.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Former Governor and Mrs. C. Elmer Anderson will be guests at a reception and dinner for former Minnesota governors at the governor's residence in St. Paul. Anderson, currently mayor of Brainerd, said the reception is believed to be the first held for former governors.
U of M looks to expand role as economic engine
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Developed at the University of Minnesota, the AIDS drug Ziagen will yield hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties for the school and the professor who invented it.
Hopefuls to debate on TV
Lakeland Public Television and The Brainerd Dispatch are joining forces to bring northern Minnesota voters Debates 2000, a series of broadcasts featuring area legislative candidates.
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) -- A Long Prairie, Minn., man who spent 1 1/2 years as a prisoner of war during World War II has been awarded a Purple Heart.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Gay Zelinski, vice president and service manager of Burton Brothers, Inc. in August was presented with an all expense paid trip to England and Wales by the company in honor of completing 40 years with the firm.
Plan for children's home in Brooklyn Center dropped
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mary Jo Copeland, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands homeless shelter in Minneapolis, has decided to drop plans to build a children's home in Brooklyn Center.
Video Update files for bankruptcy protection
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Video Update Inc. plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but said it will keep its 586 video rental stores across the country open while it reorganizes its finances.
Vanguard Airlines pulls out of Minneapolis to Chicago competition
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Vanguard Airlines, which helped pioneer low-fare competition to Chicago Midway Airport from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, will abandon the route after a summer of intense rivalry with three other carriers.
CROSBY -- A 26-year-old Princeton man died this past month as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident in Wolford Township, Crosby police reported today.
Little Falls board OKs school levy
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls School Board Monday approved its preliminary 2001 levy, the maximum amount by law for 2001.
EPA targets Ely for spraying sludge on land
ELY (AP) -- Ely could face a $137,500 penalty from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly disposing of sewage sludge with illegal nitrate levels.
New charges allege teens misled police
HASTINGS (AP) -- Dakota County authorities charged five more teen-agers in the beating death of a Lakeville boy, bringing the total number of suspects charged to nine.
City puts liquor question on ballot
The Brainerd City Council Monday approved placing the question of whether to allow the council to issue on-sale liquor licenses at its discretion on the Nov. 7 ballot.
City official will be greatly missed
EAST GULL LAKE -- Karen Groshong is known in most circles as "the lady who runs the city of East Gull Lake."
60 groups apply for low-watt licenses
About 60 Minnesota nonprofit groups are asking the Federal Communications Commission for licenses to run their own low-power FM radio stations.
Minnesota may be doing better in technology start-ups than suggested
ST. PAUL (AP) -- When the summit on the future of Minnesota's high-tech economy was called, officials feared the state wasn't creating enough new, fast-growing technology companies to replace companies leaving the region.
Minnesota officials report little trouble with troubled contractors
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota officials say they routinely scan a federal database to make sure the state's vendors are in good standing and not on a list of companies barred from doing government work.
Striking actors to ask governor to intervene
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Striking actors will deliver a petition to Gov. Jesse Ventura's office Monday asking the governor to intervene in the five-month dispute between commercial actors and the advertising industry.
FERGUS FALLS (AP) -- A Long Prairie man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree assault after threatening a rural Parkers Prairie man with a gun.
School cooks, bus drivers, custodians on strike in Isle
ISLE (AP) -- Schools were closed Monday in this central Minnesota community when cooks, bus drivers, custodians and other support staff went on strike at 5:45 a.m.
Judge reduces Davidians' sentences for 1993 raid
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge has reduced prison terms for six Branch Davidians, three months after the Supreme Court said he overstepped his authority by exceeding federal sentencing guidelines.
Man pleads guilty for sending fake bombs to county government offices
ELK RIVER (AP) -- An Elk River man has pleaded guilty to three counts of terroristic threats for sending fake bombs to Sherburne and Wright county government offices.
3-year-old boy's arms severed in farm accident
MILNOR, N.D. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy whose arms were severed by farm equipment was in critical condition Tuesday after surgery to reattach the arms, his grandmother said.
CROSBY -- Anyone longing for 1950s-style fast food or the chance to eat in their vehicle with a tray hanging from their car window should make a trip to the Oasis Drive-in in Crosby.
City puts buildings bond issue to voters
Brainerd voters will decide if the city should approve a $7 million bond issue for the construction of a public safety building and for an addition to the city hall.
Another theft from Education Department raises lawmakers' concern
WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers are demanding that Education Department officials explain how $1.9 million meant for children who live on American Indian reservations and military bases apparently was diverted to buy a Maryland house, a Cadillac and other items.
United Way president resigns
NEW YORK (AP) -- The president of United Way of America has resigned amid a struggle between the charitable organization and several of its large local chapters, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
McGraw, Hill vying for music award
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- Tim McGraw isn't worried about losing Entertainer of the Year honors to his wife -- fellow country music sensation Faith Hill -- at the Country Music Awards later this month.
High oil prices, bearish Wall Street push share prices lower across Asia, Europe
HONG KONG -- Share prices tumbled throughout Asia on Monday, shaken by last week's decline on Wall Street and fears of persisting higher oil prices. The South Korean and Indonesian markets were hit especially hard.
EVERETT, Wash. -- The camera sweeps over a sleeping baby, then up to a nurse busy with tubes and monitors next to his crib.
Strike strands 450,000 California commuters
LOS ANGELES -- Nearly a half-million bus and rail riders scrambled to find transportation Monday on the first work day after transit drivers in Los Angeles County walked off the job.
Recall of Continental tires expected
WASHINGTON -- Continental General Tire will replace 16-inch tires that were standard equipment on the 1998 and 1999 model year Lincoln Navigator amid reports some of the tires lost parts of their tread.
Report: U.S. troops violated human rights in Kosovo
WASHINGTON -- They were sent to Kosovo to keep the peace.
Atlantis undocks, flies away from newly outfitted space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed away from the international space station early Monday, leaving the cosmic outpost fully stocked and freshly outfitted for its first inhabitants.
IMF sees global economy on track for best growth in 12 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world economy should achieve its best growth in more than a decade this year, with conditions remaining strong in 2001, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
Gordon now just a shadow of its former strength
CEDAR KEY, Fla. -- Residents of this rustic fishing town cleaned up broken tree limbs and surveyed roof damage Monday after Gordon plowed ashore with wind just below hurricane strength and quickly weakened.
Vikings' offense is more than Moss, Carter and SMith
EDEN PRAIRIE -- They weren't supposed to do much, these role players, except avoid mistakes and give the starters a break every now and then.
At St. Louis
College football: A ball of confusion so far
When five of the nation's top 15 teams lose on the same day, there's bound to be some changes in the college football landscape.
New England a patsy
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Daunte Culpepper has led the Minnesota Vikings to a 3-0 record, and he's just getting started.
Indians pound Yankees again
The Cleveland Indians not only are staying ahead in the AL wild card, they're dominating a team they might play in the postseason.
Underdog Cowboys beat high-priced Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Even after a $100 million makeover, the Washington Redskins once again looked ugly against the Dallas Cowboys.
A day of firsts in NFL
It was a day of firsts in the NFL.
Rice sees future beyond 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- It's hard to imagine Jerry Rice wearing any uniform but the one in which he set every significant NFL receiving record and won three Super Bowls.
Defense deserts Rangers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Rangers manager Johnny Oates is surprised at the way his team's defense has deserted him.
Colon flirts with no-hitter over Yanks
NEW YORK -- Sitting alone, Bartolo Colon could tell something special was happening. It had become stone silent on the Cleveland bench.
Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul promises to be Wild experience
ST. PAUL (AP) -- When the puck drops for the Minnesota Wild's season opener at Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 11, there will be a lot more to do than simply watch the hockey game.
Marino's career celebrated
MIAMI (AP) -- Even a deluge couldn't put a damper on Dan Marino's retirement party.
Radke good, Twins lucky
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pitcher Brad Radke was good, and the Minnesota Twins were lucky against the Anaheim Angels on Sunday.
Vikings stifle Patriots, 21-13
FOXBORO, Mass. -- It was fourth-and-7 at the Vikings 14-yard line when linebacker Bryce Paup sacked Drew Bledsoe to stifle
It's official: Indians to play Twins and White Sox on same day
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's official: For the first time in AL history, there will be a three-team doubleheader.
Wild's first home game sells out in two minutes
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Tickets for the Minnesota Wild's Oct. 11 regular season home opener against Philadelphia sold out in two minutes, the National Hockey League expansion team said Saturday.
Player's widow held; death could be sought
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The widow of NFL running back Fred Lane was held without bail on bank larceny charges after documents in federal court suggested she might have killed her husband to stop him from reporting the theft.
Bison pounding foes into submission
North Dakota State isn't just beating its opponents; it's pounding them into submission.
BACKUS -- Bennie Swenson, 65, Backus, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home.
Lena M. (DeRocher) Dougherty
Lena M. (DeRocher) Dougherty, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Mildred A. Mass
Mildred A. Mass, 87, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
PIERZ -- Robert Bayerl, 80, Pierz, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home.
PIERZ -- Robert Bayerl, 80, Pierz, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Blanche Olson, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Mike W. Post
RICE -- Mike Willard Post, 70, Rice, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his home.
Sophie E. Andren
AITKIN -- Sophie Edna Henrietta Bakeman Maehl Andren, 95, Aitkin, formerly of Glen, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center in Aitkin.
Ruby O. Nelson
STAPLES -- Ruby Olga Nelson, 81, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Sterling Park Health Care Center of Waite Park.
Viola 'Vi' M. Olds
Viola "Vi" Marie Olds, 80, Brainerd, formerly of Outing, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Doreen A. Klaverkamp
ST. CLOUD -- Doreen A. Klaverkamp, 70, St. Cloud, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at home of cancer.
David J. Strey
CALUMET -- David J. Strey, 52, Calumet, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Duluth.
ZIMMERMAN -- Peter Denzen, 50, Zimmerman, formerly of Little Falls, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in Lexington, Ky.
AITKIN -- Lillian M. Hawkins, 72, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Helen J. Brown
Helen J. Brown, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Margaret O'Brien, 79, East Gull Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- Edna Andren, 95, Aitkin, formerly of Glen, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center.
STAPLES -- Gilma Haugen, 94, Staples, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Trevilla Nursing Home, New Brighton.
AITKIN -- Lillian Hawkins, 72, Aitkin, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
John Carl Ross
PILLAGER -- John Carl Ross, 69, Pillager, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at VA Medical Center of St. Cloud.
John Carl Ross
PILLAGER -- John Carl Ross, 69, Pillager, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Veterans Administration Medical Center of St. Cloud.
Ruth Rhoda Hintze
FARIBAULT -- Ruth Rhoda Hintze, 86, Faribault, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.
James E. Young
MERRIFIELD -- James E. Young, 69, Merrifield, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
Mildred A. Mass
Mildred A. Mass, 87, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Richard Beavers, 52, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Crosslake, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Grand Lake, Colo.
EAST GULL LAKE -- Margaret O'Brien, East Gull Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her home.
Edward F. Balaski
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward F. Balaski, 78, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home.
Viloria beats Russian light flyweight
SYDNEY-When you're a world champion you know how to win.
Postcard from Australia - Party, party, party
American rowers still in the race
SYDNEY-Augusta rowers continued to fight through Olympic jitters as both the men's and women's quad sculls finished third in their heats Monday.
Malchow wins 200 butterfly gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Mendota Heights native Tom Malchow won the 200-meter butterfly Tuesday, lowering his own Olympic record for the third time in two days and giving the U.S. team its sixth swimming gold medal.
Two more U.S. golds in the pool, but American gymnasts come up short
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- American swimmers Lenny Krayzelburg and Megan Quann showed they can beat the world's best. The U.S. men's gymnastic team still can't.
The network of Nothing Beats Crying
SYDNEY, Australia -- As 16-year-old Megan Quann ascended the podium Monday night to get the gold medal she'd just earned in the women's 100-meter breaststroke, could it get any better for
How U.S. did
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Tuesday at the Summer Olympics:
Postcard from Australia - Moreton Bay Bugs
US baseball team nearly blows it
SYDNEY - One of the reasons Tommy Lasorda agreed to manage the United States Olympic baseball team was to get back some of the excitement he has missed since retiring.
US Women win first weightlifting medal in 16 years
SYDNEY - Half of the United States' women's weightlifting team took the day off from training Sunday. But their hands were far from idle.
Australians prefer to blend in
SYDNEY-It's dangerous to define a country's psyche based on just a few days' impressions, but since I'm in Australia, land of the fearless, I'll do it anyway.
Catholic 'criminals' in Communist China
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
The Knight who thought he was king
By accidental but revealing coincidence, the long-overdue dismissal of Bobby Knight as basketbal
Baxter's decision - Dispatch Editorial
The council voted 4-1 to set aside $10,000 for such a study. In addition city staffers will research the services available from the Board of Government Innovation and Cooperation, a state agency that can help cities that are considering a merger.
Ducking the hard one
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:
The Pied Piper of violent media
I was stunned when my son, then a 9-year-old in fourth grade, started clamoring to rent R-rated movies. "Everyone in my class gets to see them!" he wailed as we trudged down the aisles o
Labor is on the front lines
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Charles Wells started his day before sunrise along with other union organizers at a local Waffle House, yet showed no signs of flagging at 7 p.m. as he spoke to fellow labor officials about the stakes in the congressional and presidential elections.
News council looks at complaints against the media
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
We offer two pieces of advice to Americans concerned about Social Security's future. First, don't take too seriously the major presidential candidates' plans to "save" the system.
President signs bill for long-term-care insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton signed a long-term-care insurance program for federal employees Tuesday that the administration hopes could be a model of bipartisan cooperation on health care issues.
Trade bill brings revolution to U.S.-China relations
WASHINGTON -- It's generally agreed that the China trade
Gore, Bush fight for Southern votes on home turf
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The South is rising again in the battle for presidential votes.
Candidates spar over health care
GOLDEN VALLEY. (AP) -- Health care and prescription drug prices took center stage Monday in the first debate among the three major U.S. Senate candidates, and their disagreements were immediately clear.
Israel calls indefinite 'timeout' in talks with Palestinians, says official
WASHINGTON -- Israel has called an indefinite "timeout" in peace talks with the Palestinians with the explanation that Yasser Arafat has hardened his position on the unsettled issues, an Israeli official said Tuesday.
Clinton, Indian prime minister hail new U.S.-India relationship at lavish dinner
WASHINGTON -- In a tent aglow with gold candles, President Clinton hailed the nation's new friendship with India, while Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee predicted the warming ties would "stand the test of time."
Godzilla leads Burton to victory
LOUDON, N.H. -- Godzilla was a monster whose dominance is no longer limited to the movies.
Pennsylvania Classic DiMarco's time
PAOLI, Pa. -- Chris DiMarco knew early on that he'd be celebrating a victory in the inaugural Pennsylvania Classic.
Brainerd second in C-I volleyball tourney
CROSBY -- The Brainerd Warriors volleyball team made it to the championship round of the 15th annual Crosby-Ironton Rangers Invitational where it lost 15-3, 15-4 to Deer River Saturday.
At 5-foot-8, 270 pounds, Bob Crawford usually isn't difficult to miss. But on the football field his contributions sometimes go unnoticed.
Cardinals win Pelican Rapids tournament
Pelican Rapids -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals volleyball team won all five of its matches Saturday to win the Pelican Rapids Invitational.
Little Falls boys fall to Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals boys' soccer team defeated the Little Falls Flyers 5-3.
Staples-Motley wins Mid-State title
Detroit Lakes -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won the Mid-State Conference tennis meet Saturday with 31 points and captured two singles and two doubles championships.
High School Volleyball
Gangelhoff to be arraigned next Mon day on fraud charge; Jackson to testify
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The former tutor who blew the whistle on the academic fraud scandal in the Minnesota basketball program will be arraigned next Monday on one count of felony fraud.
Pioneers prevail in volleyball
ROYALTON -- The Pierz Pioneers volleyball team defeated Royalton 15-10, 15-12, 15-7 and improved its record to 5-4 overall Monday.
Pierz netters take 6-1 win over Melrose
MELROSE -- The Pierz Pioneers tennis team defeated Melrose 6-1 on Monday.
Local sports shorts
The third annual Rally For A Cure, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, was played at Birch Bay Golf Course on Sept. 9.
High school volleyball
Armstrong def. Chaska 15-12, 15-3, 12-15, 15-9
Sartell trims BHS in soccer
SARTELL -- Heidi Grindahl scored the only goal for the Brainerd girls' soccer team as the Warriors lost 6-1 to the Sartell Sabres Monday.
Alexandria Cardinals 3-0
Raiders sweep Mesabi, Vermilion
ELY -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team defeated Vermilion 15-1, 15-10, 15-8 Saturday after defeating the Mesabi Range Norse 15-6, 15-6, 15-8 Friday in Northern Division volleyball.
Warriors swim to title
PARK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors swimming and diving team finished ahead of eight teams to win the Park Rapids Invitational Saturday.
Alex girls win, too
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria Cardinals defeated the Little Falls Flyers girls soccer team 3- 0 on Monday.
Tapeh, Riley help Gophers rebound
WACO, Texas -- Minnesota wasn't about to be upset two weeks in a row.
Raider golfers leading
ROCHESTER -- The Central Lakes College men's and women's golf teams stand in first place after the first round at the Eastwood Golf Course Monday.
Grand Rapids thunders past Warrior boys
GRAND RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team was defeated 5-1 by the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks Friday.
(Games at 1:30 p.m. unless noted)
Overtime field goal nips Raiders
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Aaron Chirpich's 32-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Northland Pioneers to a 17-14 win over the Central Lakes College Raiders in non-conference football Saturday.
Warrior girls 2nd in Pierz Stampede
PIERZ -- The Brainerd girls' cross country team finished second at the Pierz Stampede Monday while the Warrior boys' placed fifth.
Time to learn
Weather drawing by Amanda Finstad in the Riverside School third-grade class of Mrs. Meyer.
Weather drawing by Kim Davis of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Community Clothes Closet has reopened. The Closet is located in the lower level of Lakes State Bank in Crosslake and is open from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday. Freewill offerings are accepted and any donations of clothing may be accepted during business hours.
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Britain's Prince Edward said he first thought it was a joke when he learned he'd be presented the Bette Davis Special Achievement Award.
Sisters worry joint wedding will double trouble for guests
DEAR ABBY: My sister and I are both being married next year. Several people have suggested that we make it a double wedding. We are very close and neither one of us is opposed to the idea, but we are worried it will be too expensive for our guests.
Look before you store
Dear Heloise: Here is another story about CLEANING WEDDING GOWNS. The bridal shop stitched bust pads in the bodice of my daughter's gown. I left them in when I took it to be cleaned.
Ad for grave marker's maker should not be set in stone
DEAR ABBY: My dear father passed away recently. My mother ordered a headstone in my father's memory from a local business.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- William Shatner says his grief over the death of his third wife last year inspired him to write "Star Trek Preserver," the best-selling novel released in July.
Peru fears instability as mystery deepens over intelligence chief
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The whereabouts of Peru's intelligence chief grew murkier amid conflicting reports of his arrest, deepening the mystery about the man at the center of Peru's growing political crisis and raising questions about the government's stability.
Cross-border railway aims to open exchanges between Koreas
IMJINGAK, South Korea -- South Korea started rebuilding a railroad line across the world's most heavily armed border on Monday, saying the new link will serve as an avenue for exchanges with isolated communist North Korea and trade with fast-growing markets in China and Russia.
Bomb kills 16, injures dozens in Pakistan's capital
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A powerful bomb placed in a crate of grapes ripped through a crowded market Tuesday morning, killing 16 people and wounding more than 80 in Pakistan's capital, police said.
Peru faces future of uncertainty
LIMA, Peru -- President Alberto Fujimori's stunning decision to call new elections and end his 10-year authoritarian reign has launched Peru into an uncertain future and left many wondering how its powerful military will react.
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