Ford's Harley-Davidson F-150: Subtle it's not
There are some crazy people at Ford Motor Co. who spend careers trying to figure out how to turn ordinary cars into hot rods and pickups into rockets. They are members of the company's Special Vehicle Team, and though they labor in a corporate world, they seem remarkably lacking in restraint -- at least in terms of any holds on their imagination.
It's what's inside that counts
Every car buyer wants a comfortable interior. But the most discerning shoppers, where interiors are concerned, may be minivan buyers.
What to do with 14 million recalled tires
WASHINGTON -- I wonder what Bridgestone/Firestone is going to do with the millions of recalled tires it is now taking back. Will they be stacked away somewhere, awaiting the ignition of one of those eternally burning-tire fires? Will the "good" tires, and there probably are many in the bunch, be scrapped? Hmm. Or, will Bridgestone/Firestone take a page from the book of some other U.S. industries and ship the tires overseas?
GM enters Internet car sales business
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is expanding its online shopping services to enable consumers to check vehicle inventories and get a guaranteed "e-price," allowing customers to complete all but the final steps of a vehicle purchase on its GM BuyPower Web site.
Problematic engine seal in some Hondas calls for service update
More than a million Honda car or minivan owners will receive notices in the mail next month alerting them to a potentially defective engine oil seal on their 1994-97 model vehicles, American Honda Motor Co., based in Torrance, Calif., said Tuesday.
Toyota may market Lexus in Japan
With its booming growth in the United States and a steady presence in Europe, Lexus appears ready to enter the one major market from which it is absent: Japan. Of course, Lexuses are sold in Japan -- but as Toyotas. The GS is the Toyota Aristo, the LS is the Celsior, the RX the Harrier. It's as if Lincolns were sold as Lincolns overseas but as high-end Fords the United States.
New models: Cars haven't been driven off the road yet
Don't worry. Cars haven't been driven off the roads by sport utility vehicles, pickups and minivans yet.
Harvest-season meal: Add flavor to grilled ham with pears, maple glaze
Menus for backyard cookouts can be assembled from easy variations on classic themes. One harvest-season idea to try: grilled pears and a maple glaze as the savory accents for grilled ham. The dish takes only half an hour to make once the grill is fired up.
Munchable mouthfuls for lunch boxes
Sight is the sense with which we first "taste" food. That's something to bring into play -- and play is the operative word here -- when looking for appetizing variations on lunch-box staples.
Crab cake recipe both sweet, mild to satisfy a craving
When I was in Washington, D.C., one of my most memorable meals when we went out for dinner was crab cakes.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 289, a year ago 359.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 148, a year ago 266.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
The Brainerd Police Department is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspects in two burglaries that occurred last week.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle: 400.
BURGLARY -- Charly Dreiling, 600 block of Front Street, reported his residence broken into and stereo equipment and CDs stolen.
Twilight golf title on the line
LAWCO and Country Club Estate will meet Thursday to decide the Pine Meadow Twilight League championship.
Study: Physical exam could be as effective as mammogram
For women in their fifties, a comprehensive physical examination of the breasts once a year can be as effective as an annual mammogram in preventing deaths from breast cancer, according to a large Canadian study that challenges current U.S. health recommendations for women in this age group.
WADENA -- The Wadena Historical Environmental and Learning Project has learned a grant proposal for $5,000 was approved by the Initiative Foundation to do site and program planning aimed at improving the Old Wadena site.
Applications being sought for rural poverty planning grants
Applications are being sought from agencies that serve rural populations in 14 surrounding counties.
CLC professor to speak at Cuyuna Range Women's Club dinner
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its annual fall dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall, Crosby.
W-DC's Asfeld runs to No. 3 ranking in state cross country
WADENA -- Adam Asfeld isn't the largest or the strongest athlete at Wadena-Deer Creek High School, but this fall he's been the most successful.
"If every single graduating high school senior stayed in Iowa, we would still have a labor shortage. If our businesses are going to expand, we're going to need people." -- Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa needs people. Its aging workers are retiring in droves and its young people are heading elsewhere for better jobs.
Judge rules Iron Range tax distribution system unconstitutional
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- A 9th Judicial District Court judge ruled a 1996 state law that distributes commercial and industrial property tax growth across the Taconite Tax Relief Area unconstitutional.
Former fishing boat now serves as Superior research ship
DULUTH (AP) -- The Fairtry, an 87-foot trawler built 15 years ago in Maine, was expected to spend its life moving fishermen and their catches through the wind-whipped waters of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.
Cass hears of conflict between resolution, zoning ordinances
WALKER -- Cass County has a conflict between a resolution and contract the board signed this summer and the county zoning ordinances.
Minnesota Lace Society members to demonstrate lace making in Hackensack
HACKENSACK - Five Minnesota Lace Society members from the Twin Cities will demonstrate lace making from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lundquist Fiber Arts on Highway 371 in Hackensack.
Cass votes to demolish former Hope Lutheran Church
WALKER -- Cass County Commissioners voted Tuesday to demolish the former Hope Lutheran Church building they bought almost a year ago.
Review of recreational uses at Deep Portage to continue
WALKER -- Committee members representing a variety of recreational interests will have to extend their six-month review of how motorized and non-motorized interests will be balanced at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve near Hackensack.
Old feed mill, 1917 home turned into setting for craft shows
ODIN (AP) -- Never tell Odin resident Nancy Olson what can't be done.
The first 29 Central Lakes College students in a unique scholarship project have accepted the challenge that comes along with their $2,000 grants.
Walz keeps son's memory alive by heading Aitkin girls' tennis team
AITKIN -- Friday, May 28, 1999, is a day Cindy Walz wishes never happened. But it is a day she will never forget.
Warn's summer vacation pays off for S-M tennis team
STAPLES -- Staples-Motley tennis player Laura Warn literally climbed mountains to make her a stronger tennis player.
Mississippi Headwaters Board celebrates 20 years
The Mississippi Headwaters Board recognized the work of Commissioner L.B. (Gus) Schroeder at its meeting Friday.
Cass to use grant to hire social worker to visit families and find out why they're still receiving welfare benefits
WALKER -- There are 207 families with children in Cass County who are at risk of losing their welfare benefits under welfare reform.
Looking for a good book?
BREEZY POINT -- They're just sitting there in rows, collecting dust. Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Jackie Collins, among others. They're all new or nearly new books and old classics that are patiently waiting for someone to stop by and check them out.
Report: Feedlots to blame for majority of fish kills
ST. PAUL -- More fish have been killed as a result of manure spills than any other cause in recent years in 10 states including Minnesota, according to a report released Wednesday by environmental groups.
Ripple River among four state water bodies that have milfoil
Eurasian watermilfoil has been found in the Ripple River in Crow Wing County.
WALKER -- The U.S. Coast Guard ihas two sites in Cass County under consideration for one of its differential global positioning system towers.
A moment of prayer
Central Lakes College students gathered around the school's flagpole this morning to pray along with students all across America to participate in a national event, "See You At The Pole." As part of the event, students gather around their school's flagpole to pray for other students, their teachers, schools, government leaders and their country. (Dispatch Photo by Brian Tollerud)
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The future housing and health care needs of Brainerd's senior citizens will be shaped by a decision to be made Thursday. Two different developers would like to build facilities for up to 220 new nursing home beds in Brainerd. The same developers are also planning to build congregate apartments in conjunction with the new nursing beds.
Ventura: State factions must work together for healthy economy
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Business leaders, educators, lawmakers and communities need to work together with state officials to ensure that Minnesota's economy does not fall behind, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday.
Exiled Buddhist monk charged in fatal crash
MARSHALL(AP) -- A Buddhist monk living in exile from Thailand was charged in a crash that killed a Belview woman this summer.
3-year-old undergoes more surgery after farm accident
ROBBINSDALE (AP) -- A 3-year-old North Dakota boy who lost his arms in a farm accident underwent a third surgery Wednesday and remained in critical condition.
3-year-old listed as critical after surgery
MILNOR, N.D. (AP) -- Residents of this small town have started a benefit fund for a 3-year-old boy who lost his arms in a farm accident.
Perpich remembered five years after his death
CHISHOLM (AP) -- On the fifth anniversary of Rudy Perpich's death, friends and family are remembering the longest-serving governor in Minnesota history.
Crow Wing County misses target figure for census participation
Crow Wing County missed its target figure for participation in the national census.
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County official outlines shoreland violations; tips offered
Trying to have the best looking yard on the lake can get in the way of preserving it.
Hatch sues college aid company, alleging fraud
ST. PAUL -- Promises of an elite-school education and financial aid went unfulfilled and constituted fraud, Attorney General Mike Hatch alleged Wednesday in a lawsuit against a Texas company that counsels people on paying for college.
Work together That's the message from Ventura at economic summit
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Business leaders, educators, lawmakers and communities need to work together with state officials to ensure that Minnesota's economy does not fall behind, Gov. Jesse Ventura said Wednesday.
Kixters fall performance season in full swing
Cindy Clough remembers that in 1975 as a high school junior she wished Brainerd High School offered danceline.
Baxter works on Kentwood ditch project
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday approved hydroseeding the Kentwood Drive ditches.
An emergency practice drill by staff members turned into a false alarm for police officers Thursday at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd.
Justices go to school
It was a typical ninth-grade civics class but the teachers who spoke on the judicial system at Mississippi Horizons Tuesday really knew their stuff. They were Chief Justice Kathleen A. Blatz and Associate Justice Russell A. Anderson.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Minnesota Public Radio's variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keiller will stage a road show in Washington Junior High School's auditorium this Sunday.
Search near Wadena fails to find bodies of two young women
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Authorities across the state are investigating the 1998 disappearance of two young women from the St. Cloud area, including St. Paul police who talked to a man claiming he knew where and how the women were killed.
United Way kicks off drive with Chili Cookoff
More than 1,500 people filled the Westgate Mall on Wednesday afternoon to taste 60 different recipes for chili.
Ruth Dickey, Pequot Lakes, flipped hot lefse Tuesday on a griddle in the kitchen at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes.
Government officials consider legal fight against Voyageurs management plan
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Government leaders and residents in Koochiching County are threatening legal action to delay a proposed management plan that will guide the usage of Voyageurs National Park for years to come.
Members of the St. Joseph's Medical Center Nursing staff specializing in Cardiac Rehabilitation Sharon Kramer (left) Dianne Miller, Terri Monroe and Bunny Caughey toured the new YMCA Wellness Center Tuesday with Randy Klinger, YMCA Executive Director
Craig Taylor new Nisswa police chief
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Police Department has a new police chief.
Cass agrees to lease for communications tower
WALKER -- The Cass County Board voted Tuesday to agree to negotiated terms with Cellular One to lease a county managed land site for a communications tower by Upper Trelipe Lake near Longville.
Legislators like Mankato man for MnSCU chancellor
MANKATO (AP) -- Richard Rush, president of Minnesota State University, Mankato, isn't saying he'll throw his hat in the ring to become chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, but he has an influential cheering section.
Summit planned for C-I school
CROSBY -- A Legislative Education Summit for the Crosby-Ironton School District will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the in high school auditorium.
Forced to flee
A small fire in the Downtown Mall on South Seventh Street forced residents above the mall to evacuate their homes Wednesday afternoon.
County finishes inspecting water wells
After almost two years of inspecting the drinking water in wells within Crow Wing County, the task is complete.
Xenia hit again
XENIA, Ohio -- A tornado swept through town, killing one person and injuring dozens of others as it left overturned cars, damaged buildings and downed power lines.
Documents indicate Bridgestone/Firestone tire testing revealed problems
WASHINGTON -- Congressional investigators have uncovered testing done by Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. in 1996 that showed problems with the tires now under recall and linked to 103 U.S. traffic deaths.
Rescued Cubans arrive on U.S. soil; most released from hospital
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Amid flashing cameras, they walked or were carried onto U.S. soil from a Coast Guard cutter in the dark of night but showed little emotion after two days at sea.
Permanent trade for China wins overwhelming Senate victory
WASHINGTON -- Congress has come down solidly in favor of trade and engagement with China in historic legislation that President Clinton says will promote prosperity in America and freedom in China.
Homes lost as fire spreads across Oklahoma
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) -- Firefighters slogged through heavy brush and thick smoke to battle a stubborn wildfire that has scorched nearly 40,000 acres while Oklahomans who lost their homes to other blazes sifted through the charred rubble.
Authorities try to learn whether mysterious crash of Cuban plane came at end of hijacking
KEY WEST, Fla. -- The FBI interviewed one survivor of a Cuban plane that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Coast Guard will attempt to transfer the eight others to a guard cutter, authorities said Wednesday.
Pets listed as Firestone victims
WASHINGTON -- Federal safety regulators were doggone embarrassed Wednesday.
Probe is over: No Whitewater charges against Clintons
WASHINGTON -- Independent Counsel Robert Ray on Wednesday wrapped up the six-year Whitewater investigation, concluding there was insufficient evidence to warrant any criminal charges against President and Mrs. Clinton in connection with their Arkansas business dealings.
Teen agrees to return $285,000 in illegal stock profits
NEWARK, N.J. -- In less than half a year, Jonathan G. Lebed earned more than a quarter-million dollars trading stocks on the Internet.
Firefighters' bold plan credited with saving homes, halting fire
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A wildfire was rampaging toward a cluster of 100 mountain homes, and the flame-killing slurry raining down from air tankers was evaporating seconds after hitting the fire.
Bridgestone/Firestone: Ford tire pressure recommendation was part of problem
WASHINGTON -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., "shaken to the core" by a recall of tires linked to 101 U.S. traffic deaths, told a congressional panel Thursday that Ford Motor Co.'s recommended tire pressure apparently contributed to accidents.
Trade deficit soars to monthly record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit soared to a record $31.9 billion in July as oil prices climbed to a 10-year high. America set record deficits with China, Japan, Western Europe and Canada.
Atlantis returns to Earth in pre-dawn darkness
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of seven swooped through the pre-dawn darkness and landed Wednesday, ending a successful mission to outfit the international space station.
Judge clears government of blame in Waco tragedy
WACO, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge cleared the government of any wrongdoing in the deaths of 80 Branch Davidians during the 1993 standoff with federal agents at the cult's compound.
Rangers beat Twins in 12th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rafael Palmeiro left his bat on the bench and used his legs instead to help the Texas Rangers win a game.
Ducks blank Wild
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Leclerc scored two goals and Dominic Roussel stopped 18 shots as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the expansion Minnesota Wild 3-0 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
Browns release Orlando Brown
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Orlando Brown may soon be throwing a penalty flag of his own in the NFL's direction.
There's no bright side for Redskins fans
Come on, people, let's look at the bright side.
Mariners, A's head west for showdown
As Aaron Sele and the Seattle Mariners left Tropicana Field, they already were looking ahead.
Wild opens with 3-3 deadlock
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- It only took the Minnesota Wild four minutes to earn its first penalty, throw its first punch and score it's first goal. But after skating through its first overtime period, the expansion team will have to wait a little longer for its first win.
An era ends in New York Ewing dealt to Sonics in four-team trade
Patrick Ewing never brought a championship to New York, and now he never will.
Twins rock Rangers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Rafael Palmeiro wants to hit his 400th home run in Texas. And he doesn't plan to stop there.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr., sidelined because of an injured left hamstring, took batting practice Tuesday night but was not in the Cincinnati Reds' lineup against the San Francisco Giants.
Blue Jackets open new arena with a win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Don't tell the Columbus Blue Jackets that it was another meaningless exhibition game in a hockey-ignorant city. Before a raucous sellout crowd of 18,136, the expansion franchise christened Nationwide Arena on Wednesday night by beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-2.
Lena M. (DeRocher) Dougherty
Lena M. (DeRocher) Dougherty, 92, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Frances L. Nelson
SAUK RAPIDS -- Frances L. Nelson, 86, Sauk Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of Sauk Rapids.
Raymond May, 89, Brainerd, died today, Sept. 20, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Virginia C. Aiton
CINCINNATI -- Virginia Caroline Aiton, 74, Cincinnati, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Cincinnati of cancer.
Richard E. Beavers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Richard Emil Beavers, 52, Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Crosslake, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.
Helen J. Brown
Helen Joan Brown, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Blanche Olson, 82, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
CROSSLAKE -- Jeanean Heinz, 68, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Helen J. Brown
Helen Joan Brown, 74, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Raymond J. May
Raymond J. May, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Thomas E. Murphy Sr.
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Thomas E. Murphy Sr., 79, St. Louis Park, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at home.
Yanks strike swimming gold Down Under
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Misty Hyman sank Madame Butterfly and Jenny Thompson snapped a tie for Olympic gold as the Americans surprised the Australians with an ambush in the swimming pool.
U.S. gymnasts frustrated with Karoli
SYDNEY, Australia -- There were a few moments of pure joy at the Sydney SuperDome Tuesday night when the
Minnesota's Malchow has one more thing to do in Sydney: Rest
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- In the afternoon before Mendota Heights, Minn., native Tom Malchow became the first Minnesotan to take home an individual gold medal from the Summer Games, the butterflies were in his stomach, not the pool.
Vaulters go overtime in women's all-around
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- It was a scene nobody can remember seeing before -- a vault set two inches too low. And at the Olympics no less.
NBC adding ads to account for lower ratings on Games
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC has started running additional commercials in its telecasts of the Sydney Olympics to compensate advertisers for a shortfall in TV audiences.
Two more Bulgarian lifters test positive
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two more Bulgarian weightlifters have tested positive for banned drugs and will be thrown out of the Sydney Olympics, the head of the International Weightlifting Federation said.
China upsets Americans in softball
BLACKTOWN, Australia (AP) -- One loss was rare enough for the U.S. softball team. Now it has something even more uncommon: a losing streak.
Men's volleyball team at a loss to explain spiral
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- In the four years since their pitiful showing in Atlanta, the U.S. men's volleyball team has crisscrossed the planet trying to get better, playing 173 matches on six continents.
Medals come in pairs for U.S. swimmers
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two, one, zero.
Mystery runner becomes even more mysterious
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Marie-Jose Perec, the mystery woman of the Sydney Olympics, now has completely disappeared.
Romania once again rules women's all-around
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- With the gold medal hers, Andreea Raducan ran to her coach and climbed onto his shoulders, waving and blowing kisses to the adoring crowd.
How U.S. did today (no tape delay)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Thursday at the Summer Olympics:
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The Netherlands had its flag raised on a magic day for the small European country.
How Americans did
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Wednesday at the Summer Olympics:
Cuba finally falls
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Doug Mientkiewicz pointed his right index finger skyward as he touched 'em all on the biggest hit of his career, a game-turning grand slam.
Loss to Aussies makes it three straight for U.S. softball
BLACKTOWN, Australia (AP) -- The U.S. softball team has now lost as many times in these Olympics as it had since the last ones.
Ralph Nader refuses PAC and soft money.
Government regulators need some clout to assure the public's safety The case in the news right now is the scandal involving blowouts of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires, now linked to 103 accident fatalities.
Retired brass shouldn't endorse candidates
When senior retired military people endorse a presidential candidate -- as some 85 of them, including five former service chiefs, reportedly plan to do for the George W. Bush campaign -- it marks a major step toward politicizing the American military.
An open meeting with Rep. Kris Hasskamp will be held at the home of Dick Henrickson on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to talk with Hasskamp on the issues of taxation as it relates to industry and its effect on the community and area schools:
Al Gore vs. business
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Washington Post:
The big count - Dispatch Editorial
Iowa was first with 76 percent, followed by Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, which all had a 75 percent response rate. The nation-wide participation rate was 67 percent.
The debates' real winner
WASHINGTON -- The widespread impression that negotiators for Vice President Al Gore outmaneuvered representatives of Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the "debate over debates" is probably correct. But it misses an important point: The real winner was the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Recount under way in area counties for congressional candidate
ST. PAUL -- Recounts began Thursday for the Republican nomination in the Eighth Congressional District. The candidates are Bob Lemen and Warren L. Nelson.
Spending bill runs afoul of Senate
WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hill's year-end budget process skidded off track Wednesday as the Senate took the extraordinary step of rejecting a routine appropriations bill -- in part because it would allow a congressional pay raise.
Clinton urges action on stalled conservation bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton turned up the heat Thursday on the Senate in urging approval of a landmark conservation bill stalled by a minority of vocal critics.
Ads set nasty tone in Senate race
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Six days in, Minnesota's U.S. Senate race has turned ugly.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Despite reneging on the term-limit pledge that helped usher him into Congress, Rep. George Nethercutt survived his first ballot box test since breaking his promise.
Bush matches wits with Oprah
CHICAGO -- He believes in God, he's grateful for love, he thinks he's of the people and smarter than them all at once. He gushed about his wife, cheered up when talking about his daughters' birth.
CART title still up for grabs
The most competitive championship race in CART history must make drivers wonder: Does anybody really want the Vanderbilt Cup and the $1 million that goes with it?
CART's Rahal takes reins of Formula One team
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bobby Rahal always wanted to be part of Formula One.
Winston Cup update
The NASCAR Winston Cup schedule, winners in parentheses, and driver point standings:
Ebnet reaches second 1,000 club
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Outside hitter Rose Ebnet of Pequot Lakes is moving up the South Dakota State University career charts in several categories, including digs.
W-DC edges Perham
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tennis team defeated Perham 4-3 in non-conference action Tuesday.
WILLMAR -- The Brainerd Warriors tennis squad lost to the Willmar Cardinals 6-1 Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference match.
Ex-Gopher Jackson testifies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Golden Gophers basketball star Bobby Jackson testified Wednesday in front of a federal grand jury considering criminal charges in the University of Minnesota cheating scandal.
Apollo blanks Flyers' boys
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers lost to St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 3-0 in a Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
GLENWOOD -- Adam Asfeld won another race and the Wadena Deer-Creek Wolverines boys' and girls' cross country teams took second place on Tuesday at the Minnewaska Invitational.
High School Volleyball
Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country coach Craig Rezac will speak to the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club meeting noon Thursday at the Moose Lodge.
WR-Tim Siekas, Jason Goerges; LT-Trevor McCulloch; LG-Jeff Hanson, Luke Tholen; C-Brian Burke; RG-Joel Jacobson; RT-Jamie Strowbridge; TE-Matt Means, Derrick LaPointe; QB-Mike Zauhar, Billy Tadych; FB-Adam Hardy, Jeff Goodman; HB-Mike Weiss, Dan Kirkpatrick, Tyler John, Jeff Hight; PK-Goerges; P-Weiss
BEMIDJI --The Brainerd Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one half but fell to the Bemidji Lumberjacks 4-2 in a non-conference boys' soccer game that went into overtime Tuesday.
The Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association will conduct its Raise the Roof garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Brainerd Area Civic Center Gold Medal Arena.
AUSTIN -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's golf teams won again Tuesday, this time at the Austin Country Club.
Warriors travel to winless Apollo
The Brainerd Warriors football team aims for its second straight sturdy performance at 7 p.m. Friday when it plays the winless Apollo Eagles in a Central Lakes Conference game at Michie Field in St. Cloud.
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals won four events in a swimming and diving triangular Tuesday.
Tapeh's just getting started
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Thomas Tapeh was nervous before the Baylor game, tired and hurting during it. So all the Minnesota freshman tailback did was rush for 183 yards, score two touchdowns and earn Big Ten player of the week honors.
Warriors continue volleyball comeback
Everyone at Brainerd High School could hear a buzz filling the gymnasium Tuesday night but couldn't figure out where the electrifying sound was coming from.
Wolverines hold on for win over PR-B
WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines volleyball team defeated the Pine River-Backus Tigers 3-2 in non-conference action Tuesday.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Lisa Renneke may not think she's as talented in volleyball as she is in basketball and golf but her performance this fall indicates otherwise.
Raiders suffer first conference setback
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- A small caravan rolled out of the Central Lakes College parking lot carrying the Raiders' volleyball team into the wind-swept mist of a fall afternoon Wednesday.
Apollo topples Little Falls' girls
ST. CLOUD -- Colleen Roach stopped 19 shots but it wasn't enough as the Little Falls Flyers girls' soccer team lost 7-1 to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles in a Central Lakes Conference matchup Tuesday.
Little Falls singer to bring bilingual folk rock music to New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- Little Falls singer and songwriter Gerry Wass brings a little of his day job to his musical repertoire: He's a Spanish teacher who performs bilingual folk music with a rock influence.
Geritol Frolics to stage 'New York, New York' at Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College opens its theater season next week with a Geritol Frolics production of "New York, New York," billed as a "comical musical revue with tunes to tickle your funny bone."
Kids, meet Lyle
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Children's Theatre Co. of Minneapolis is fueling up for its 15th annual tour, with whistle stops in Pequot Lakes and 40 other cities over the next 100 days.
London successfully captures subjects in colorful paintings
EAST GULL LAKE -- As a portrait painter, Jean London has a knack for capturing the essence of her subjects.
Friends throw cancer patient a party to cover up her fears
DEAR ABBY: I experienced such an incredible act of kindness and generosity from my co-workers that I feel compelled to share it.
'The Watcher' tops slow weekend at theaters
LOS ANGELES -- "The Watcher," a thriller about a serial killer, was the top film for the second straight week as the nation's theaters reported their slowest weekend in three years.
Twin Cities singer to pay tribute to Peggy Lee in St. Cloud concert
ST. CLOUD -- At 80 and in frail health, Peggy Lee has faded from public view, but her music lives on in a critically acclaimed theatrical tribute developed by jazz singer Connie Evingson.
Koppel trims 'Nightline' appearances
NEW YORK -- Ted Koppel signed a new contract with ABC News that will keep him at "Nightline," where he has anchored since its founding in 1980, through its 25th anniversary in 2005.
Walker Art Center receives gift from Motherwell estate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Walker Art Center has been given over 200 prints from the estate of abstract expressionist artist Robert Motherwell.
Puppets begin to take to the American stage
NEW YORK -- Hanne Tierney's puppets are objects stripped bare: a length of fabric, a coil of wire that, animated by the combined imaginations of the performer and the audience, become Salome and John the Baptist.
Northeast Minnesotans' artworks on display in New York Mills
NEW YORK MILLS -- Fifty works of art by northeast Minnesota artists are on exhibit in the main floor gallery of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center until Oct. 31.
Humor, fast-paced script save 'Bait'
"Bait" starts off as just another urban action film -- complete with stereotypical bad guys -- but evolves quickly into a slick thriller-comedy, thanks to Jamie Foxx's deadpan humor and a fast-paced script.
The Brainerd Area Writer's Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.
Lee Greenwood to be at Grand Casino
ONAMIA -- Lee Greenwood, who kick-started his singing career as a featured Las Vegas and Reno, Nev., casino performer in the 1970s, is returning to his roots.
Yearlong Atlanta Ballet musicians' strike ends
ATLANTA (AP) -- A yearlong strike by the Atlanta Ballet orchestra ended just in time for the new season.
Centennial Auditorium events
STAPLES -- Four main events, as well as an end-of-the-season performance, will be part of Centennial Auditorium's 2000-2001 season.
Gore Vidal plays himself in 'Golden Age'
Of all the real-life characters in Gore Vidal's new novel "The Golden Age," there's one who probably didn't require much research: Vidal himself.
'Purple Cane Road' is Burke at his best
In his riveting series of novels featuring principled but fallible Louisiana gumshoe Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke has carved out a peculiar niche in detective fiction.
Olympics give NBC first weekly ratings victory
NEW YORK -- The Summer Olympics in Sydney earned NBC its first weekly win in the ratings competition, but no world records were set. Far from it.
Capsule reviews of current movie releases playing in area
The following opinions are by Los Angeles Times reviewers.
Trollope's 'The Pallisers' arrives on video
The opulent adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels "The Pallisers," which scored a huge hit on PBS in the 1970s, has become available on video.
Keep eyes peeled for peak fall colors
In general, only the northernmost areas of the state offer an abundance of fall color in the trees and shrubs, however many areas are reporting nice fall color in the wildflowers and grasses.
Cass public forest land earns SmartWood certification
The SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance has approved for certification forest lands in Cass County, managed by the Cass County Land Department.
Pequot Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce's Fall Get-Together, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Norway Ridge. Cost: $10 per person.
Extra lighting helps seniors overcome weakening vision
Two years ago, when Malcolm and Julia Kersteen moved into McLean Village Apartments, an independent-living facility in Simsbury, Conn., one of the first things they noticed was the abundance of light.
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Lioness Lake Country Christmas Fashion Show will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the pavilion at the Legacy Clubhouse of Cragun's.
It's fun to be outside
Weather drawing by Haley Hanson of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Dear Heloise: I enjoy your column tremendously. Regarding old things in refrigerators, we had a 15-YEAR-OLD CORNISH GAME HEN in our freezer.
Anna Puetz will celebrate her 95th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Ray Puetz. No gifts please. She was born Sept. 27, 1905, in Brainerd.
Scam artists take advantage of office work paper chase
DEAR ABBY: Reading your column is the first order of business in most companies, so please pass this along. There is a scam going on that rips off businesses big and small:
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another celebrity lesbian couple is calling it quits.
Projectile fired at British spy headquarters
LONDON -- Attackers who blasted the headquarters of Britain's intelligence service MI6 may have used a type of rocket launcher readily available to the Irish Republican Army and the hardline splinter groups which reject a cease-fire, police said Thursday.
Two French journalists escape Philippine rebels
MANILA, Philippines -- Free after 2 1/2 months in captivity, two French journalists smiled as they told a news conference Wednesday how they evaded their Muslim rebel captors in the darkness and then hid overnight in the jungles of a remote island in the southern Philippines.
Peru's Fujimori electrifies crowd by announcing he is still in power
LIMA, Peru -- In a flamboyant return to the public eye, President Alberto Fujimori electrified a nighttime crowd of thousands by climbing the towering gate outside the presidential palace to show he still has a firm grasp on power.
Israel scrambles to restart talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel scrambled Wednesday to renew peace talks, reversing an announcement of a time-out only hours earlier, as the Palestinians insisted they would not return to negotiations until Israel clarifies its position.
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