Brainerd pupils' reading skills improved
Third- and fifth-graders in the Brainerd School District overall improved their reading, mathematics and writing skills and surpassed the state average in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test results.
California OKs paid family leave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California has become the first state in the country to enact a comprehensive paid family leave program that allows workers to take six weeks off to care for a newborn, a newly adopted child or ill family member.
Working mothers like General Mills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Working Mother magazine has named General Mills Inc. one of the top 10 companies in America for working mothers.
Stay in touch with your legislators
Area legislators and how to contact them.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 423, a year ago 186.
Crow Wing sheriff
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 254, a year ago 197.
WALKER --The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
LITTLE FALLS -- One person was injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 27 east of Little Falls.
Age prevails over youth
Dondelinger, a team composed mainly of retired teachers, came away with the men's Twilight League golf championship May 19 at Pine Meadows.
Warm, dry weather boosts soybean harvest
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Warm, dry weather across most of the state allowed soybean producers to get off to a fast start on this year's harvest, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
CROSBY -- Combining "Ice Breaker" day with "USA Family Health & Fitness Day," the Hallett Community Center will provide a variety of free activities for families Sunday.
Cass businesses learn what they can do to make it easier for banks to help them
HACKENSACK -- Primary financing and gap financing are available. Help to write business and marketing plans are available. But in today's economy, lenders don't even have 1 percent wiggle room for risking loans to businesses that might fail.
Plut to speak at Cuyuna Range Women's Club dinner
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will hold its annual fall dinner Oct. 7.
Canine conquers cancer -- for now
EAST GULL LAKE -- Last year Taku was a dog at the top of her game.
Horseshoe pitchers grant Sauk Rapids child's wish to go to Disney World
The Minnesota Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association capped off a yearlong charity drive with a check presentation to the Make a Wish Foundation of Minnesota.
Books, body-building before basketball
BYLINE3: The wake-up call comes about 6:30 a.m. for Daakarr Bellfield and 14 basketball teammates at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 24 - 80 years ago (1922) - The cynical bachelor seems to feel that all the modern girl can cook is his goose.
Robbery suspects are arraigned
Two men arrested Saturday for allegedly robbing the northeast Brainerd Cub Foods store were arraigned in Crow Wing County District Court Tuesday.
Early deer tests: No CWD so far
AITKIN -- The first tests for chronic wasting disease among deer shot near Aitkin have come back negative, the DNR said today.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 25 - 40 years ago (1962) - Late September and October often yield some of the best weather as well as the finest views in the area. Autumn, 1962, apparently is going to be no exception, since the sub-freezing temperature of a few days ago, the woods around Brainerd have become a panoramic of brilliant scenes.
BHS homecoming royalty
Danielle Arnold and Nate Eiesland smiled after being crowned the 2002 Brainerd High School homecoming king and queen Monday night. They will reign over this week's homecoming activities.
12 elk from Aitkin County farm free of CWD
AITKIN -- Twelve elk from an Aitkin County farm where chronic wasting disease was discovered in August have tested negative for the disease, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Tuesday.
County OKs business subsidy policy
Crow Wing County is ready if a developer asks for help with a building project.
Ever wonder why a certain movie never makes it to the lakes area while another plays for weeks on end? Look for an answer in Tempo Thursday.
Candidate forums taking shape
Political junkies will get plenty of chances to hear candidates debate the issues next month as civic organizations and broadcast outlets complete the scheduling for what will likely be a full slate of candidate forums.
STAPLES -- The Staples Campus of Central Lakes College will sponsor a Promotion and Marketing Workshop.
Sausen set for court on Thursday
Crow Wing Assistant County Attorney John Sausen is scheduled to appear Thursday before Crow Wing County District Court Judge Richard Zimmerman on fourth-degree misdemeanor DUI and expired registration charges.
The Crow Wing County Board will have to make about $1 million less in cuts in the 2003 budget than expected.
County fills new parks commission
The Crow Wing County Parks Advisory Commission is now complete.
Baxter mulls park dedication fees
BAXTER -- After an hour of debate, the Baxter City Council at a workshop Tuesday couldn't find a consensus concerning park dedication fees for a housing development.
County board wants Cuyuna Range water bill paid
The Cuyuna Range Water District asked the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday to dismiss the proceedings for the wastewater system project and the water district.
Lake Region Christian School first-grader Trever Nordlund received a helping hand before starting his trek around the pit row area at Brainerd International Raceway Tuesday for the 16th annual Bike-A-Thon to raise money for extra curricular activities at the school.
Coroner outlines grim statistics
There were four homicides in 2001 in Crow Wing County, after no homicides in Crow Wing County for two years in 1999 and 2000, the Crow Wing County Board learned Tuesday in a report from the county coroner.
A special East Gull Lake dog has battled back from cancer, thanks to unconventional treatments by two area veterinarians. Read more about this story in the Neighbors section.
A Page 5A story in Monday's Dispatch should have stated Kaitlyn Jurek was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Homeless shelter planned here
The Salvation Army in Brainerd, which plans to construct a homeless shelter, asked the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday for its support.
Random checks going
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Random security screening of people about to board planes could be phased out next year as Transportation Security Administration chief James Loy tries to make air travel less burdensome.
Administration considering lowering alert to yellow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks after putting the nation on high alert, President Bush and his advisers are discussing whether to lower the nationwide terror alert back to code yellow because of disruptions in the al-Qaida terrorist network, government officials say.
Now it's code yellow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two weeks after putting the nation on high alert, President Bush lowered the nationwide terror alert back to code yellow on Tuesday because of disruptions in the al-Qaida terrorist network.
Louisiana, Mississippi prepare for worst
HOUMA, La. (AP) -- Schools were closed, hospitals were asked to postpone some surgeries and coastal residents were urged to evacuate as Tropical Storm Isidore swirled toward Louisiana and Mississippi on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore Monday issued a broad and blistering critique of George W. Bush's Iraq policy, branding it politically divisive to the nation and the world and potentially destabilizing.
U.S. Senate control could hinge on South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Bush administration had no sooner unveiled an aid package for drought-stricken ranchers than a relieved Rep. John Thune began taking the credit.
Bush reaches out to friends to temper life inside the bubble
"I live in a bubble," President Bush said earlier this year in Berlin. Bush spoke then with cheerful resignation about how t
Man rescued after three months adrift at sea alone on sailboat returns to California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who survived three months adrift in the Pacific Ocean by collecting rainwater in a bucket and roasting the sea birds that landed on his sailboat thanked the crew of the U.S. warship that rescued him.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tired from a day of volunteer work, Charla Moye was ready to relax when she returned home one afternoon. But after a driver plowed into her neighbor's yard -- and the woman's three children -- Moye charged out to the scene.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economic uncertainties heightened by the possibility of war with Iraq and a rare display of dissent within the Federal Reserve is raising expectations that the central bank might cut interest rates before the end of the year, economists say.
Congressional opponents of war face uphill battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A few Democratic lawmakers are raising their hands in protest as Congress prepares to give the president the go-ahead to "use all means" to end the threat from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Glacier disaster heats up global warming debate
The entombment of a Russian village under 3 million tons of ice and mud from a collapsing glacier is a sign of the gradual yet vast climatic changes sweeping the world's mountainous regions, scientists say.
Double amputee killed by falling rock on Mount Rainier
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- Twenty years after the mountains took Ed Hommer's legs, they took his life.
Airlines still needy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling airlines are asking the government for financial help little more than a year after Congress approved a $5 billion cash bailout and a $10 billion loan guarantee program to aid the industry after the Sept. 11 attacks.
B'Gosh, trendier fashions coming
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- OshKosh B'Gosh Inc., the children's clothing company once known most for its bib overalls and farm duds, is turning to SoHo for help coming up with new designs.
Prime change unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stock market turbulence, a stagnant job market and heightened worries about a possible war with Iraq are motivation enough for the Federal Reserve to keep short-term interest rates low in the months ahead, economists say.
Memo in focus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A July 2001 memo by an FBI agent warning that Osama bin Laden might send terrorists to the United States for flight training was disregarded by headquarters, which was unaware officials previously tried to identify Middle Eastern flight students in this country, a congressional investigator said Tuesday.
Miss America tells of harassment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newly crowned Miss America Erika Harold said Monday that as a high school student she endured racial and sexual harassment so severe that it escalated into death threats.
Getting it straight
Here's the straight story:
Diamondbacks going back to playoffs -- minus Gonzo
The Arizona Diamondbacks now know two things for sure -- they've made the playoffs, and they're minus Luis Gonzalez.
Bucs leave Rams winless
TAMPA, Fla. -- The St. Louis Rams have fallen, and there's no telling when they'll get up.
National sports briefs
Mike Webster, the rugged Pittsburgh Steeler center who snapped the ball to Terry Bradshaw to win Super Bowl championships but was beset by physical and financial difficulties in retirement, died Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He was 50.
Guess who's back sliding in Cincy
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Instead of rambling toward third base and flinging himself defiantly on his chest, Pete Rose ambled over and carefully flopped on his belly.
Angels stumble again
Could Anaheim blow it?
Russell D. Christensen
MERRIFIELD -- Russell David Christensen, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at home.
Dorothy F. Rosier
Dorothy F. Rosier, 82, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dale W. Simmons
HOLDINGFORD -- Dale Willis Simmons, 81, Holdingford, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at his niece's home in Holdingford.
Ambrose M. Smelter
SAUK RAPIDS -- Ambrose M. Smelter, 85, Sauk Rapids, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Christie H. Annis
DULUTH -- Christie Helen Annis, 96, Duluth, formerly of Nisswa, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in the Benedictine Health Center.
Adam J. Hartung
CROSBY -- Adam J. Hartung, 89, Crosby, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Clark J. Kretzman
Clark J. Kretzman, 54, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at his home.
Thelma O. Meadows
VERNDALE -- Thelma O. Meadows, 79, Verndale, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa.
Dallas S. Skare
AITKIN -- Dallas S. Skare, 85, Aitkin, formerly of Walker, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. -- Eva Hearold, 76, Gardnerville, Nev., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002.
ALDRICH -- Lauren Hanson, 82, Aldrich, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Julia R. Kasper
MOTLEY -- Julia R. Kasper, 88, Motley, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Moorhead Health Care Center in Moorhead.
Phyllis Matthews, 86, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
The Minnesota News Council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
These comments are about the proposed motocross track, sales and service business south of Brainerd.
Editor Roy Miller made some very good points in his editorial regarding televising government meetings. I believe I can speak for all commis
Brainerd's Memorial Day observances, although less raucous than our area's famed Fourth of July celebrations, have a tradition just as rich.
Corporate attorneys can't look the other way when deals are cut
Lawyers must remember that shareholders, not the corporate executives who sign their paychecks, own the company. It's a distinction that some lawyers have forgotten and one that the Securities and Exchange Commission must heed as it creates standards of professional conduct for securities lawyers.
The new domino theory
Behind concern about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, there's another force propelling American forces toward combat in Iraq: A new domino theory.
Carl and Shirley Scharrer, Aitkin, will celebrate their 40th wedding
Vikings' Moss jailed after pushing traffic agent with car
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Randy Moss spent the night in jail facing a possible felony charge after police said he pushed a city traffic agent a half-block with his car.
Senate campaign gets dirty
ST. PAUL -- A multimillion dollar air war hasn't changed their poll numbers appreciably, so now Minnesota's two main Senate candidates seem intent on taking their fight to the ground. Or the dirt.
NSP elminates guards at non-nuclear plants
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Although government officials regard power plants as prime targets for terrorists, Northern States Power-Minnesota has eliminated security guards at its metro-area generating plants to cut costs, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday.
Mediation talks scheduled in International Falls teachers' strike
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- Teachers and school officials here are returning to the bargaining table in an effort to end a teachers' strike.
Jury deliberation error leads to overturned murder conviction
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a convicted murderer because a judge allowed a juror to travel to Texas during deliberations without the defendant's approval.
State bioterror response in the works
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's public health officials say some parts of the state are more ready than others for a bioterrorism attack but, all in all, the state is prepared.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The last surviving sibling of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey has died.
Crosier priest placed on restrictions after alleged indecent exposure
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest has been put on restrictions by his superiors after he was cited for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct last week.
Pequot Lakes shuts out Aitkin in area tennis
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team continued to roll with a 7-0 win over Aitkin Tuesday.
PR-B's Bristow wins boys' race
LONGVILLE -- Travis Bristow of Pine River-Backus won the boys' race in the Northland Remer Invitational cross country meet Tuesday.
Warriors snap net skid
Homecoming week can do great things for struggling teams.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Crosby-Ironton outlasts Aitkin in 5 games
AITKIN -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers outlasted the Aitkin Gobblers 15-7, 10-15, 11-15, 15-9, 15-6 in non-conference volleyball Tuesday.
Openings remain on the Brainerd Family YMCA's Dolphin Swim Team.
Sartell outscores Flyer boys
SARTELL -- Sartell's Dan Mullins scored five goals in the Sabres' 6-1 victory over the Little Falls Flyers Tuesday.
Raider men and women clinch Northern Division titles
HIBBING -- The Central Lakes College Raiders men's and women's golf teams each clinched Northern Division titles Tuesday at the Hibbing Invitational.
Local sports shorts
GARRISON -- The 21st annual Mille Lacs Crossing is scheduled Friday through Sunday on Mille Lacs Lake.
Pequot tennis improves to 18-1 on year
PARKERS PRAIRIE-- The Pequot Lakes Patriots switched up their line up and still came away with a 6-1 non-conference tennis victory over Parkers Prairie Monday.
Brainerd boys win second straight
BEMIDJI -- Jason Roberts' overtime goal gave the Brainerd Warriors a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against Bemidji in non-conference boys' soccer Tuesday.
Tech blast Flyers
ST. CLOUD -- The Little Falls Flyers boys soccer team lost to the St. Cloud Tech Tigers 9-0 in Central Lakes Conference action Monday.
Grunewald wins; Warriors' boys, girls second at Albany
ALBANY -- Justin Grunewald won his fourth race of the season and Jenna Roberts finished second in the girls' meet to lead the Brainerd Warrior cross country teams to second-place finishes at the Albany Invitational on Tuesday.
Staples-Motley wins title at Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Staples-Motley won the 8-team Litchfield tennis tournament Saturday and the Cardinals' Jacque Peterson, Jenna Vogel, Emma Pipek and Kim Mosack won singles championships.
Sartell's experience leads to 8-0 win over Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- The Little Falls Flyers outshot Sartell in the first half, but it was the Sabres' experience that finally led them to an 8-0 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer victory Tuesday.
Pirates looking good
In Kyle Ashman and Casey Finck, the Verndale Pirates have possibly the best running duo in the lakes area.
Warriors blank Willmar
BAXTER -- Come Tuesday morning Pat Freeman might be the big man on campus at Brainerd High School.
Tech Tigers blank Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls goalies Holly Hoheisel and Jessi Olson combined for 16 saves, but the St. Cloud Tech Tigers finished with 25 shots on goal for a 9-0 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Flyers Monday.
Brainerd girls get a kick out of 2-0 shutout over Storm
BAXTER -- Fresher legs may have been the difference in the Brainerd Warriors' 2-0 girls' soccer victory over the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm.
Preimesberger sets C-I to win
CROSBY -- Crosby-Ironton's Brianna Wynn, Heather Santi, Jenna Kovatovich and Sarah Uglem combined for 59 kills and five ace serves in a 3-2 non-conference volleyball win over Sebeka Monday.
Twins playoff tickets go on sale Thursday
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tickets for the Minnesota Twins' home playoff games in the American League Division Series go on sale Thursday.
Wild player hurt
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Wild center Darby Hendrickson will miss three months after breaking his arm in preseason action against Calgary on Monday.
Undefeated, unproven Gophers head into Big Ten play
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Heading into Big Ten play this weekend, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are the most unproven unbeaten team in the conference.
Vikings sticking to plan
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings, one of the NFL's elite teams not so long ago, are slipping into a Monday routine: Analyzing what went wrong on Sunday.
Twins buoyed by Milton's win
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins can erase their doubts: Eric Milton looks ready for the playoffs.
Chamberlain expected to play
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said he hopes tight end Byron Chamberlain could be ready to play this weekend at Seattle.
Enforcing pool depth rule has some schools scrambling
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A decision by state health officials has some high school diving coaches worried about the future of their sport in Minnesota.
HACKENSACK -- James Hein, past commander of the Hackensack VFW Post 2701, recently received an award from VFW Assistant Adjutant General Ron Browning.
Slump in milk prices drives farmers to call auctioneer
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Jim and Marilyn Schumer aren't giving up yet. Neither is Dennis Ritter. But like 7,000 other Minnesota dairy producers, these Stearns County farmers are feeling a frightening slump this year in milk prices.
Cass Association of Cities names board members
PINE RIVER -- The Cass County Association of Cities selected a board to include one city representative from each county commissioner district and officers at their second organizational meeting last Thursday.
International Falls students join striking teachers
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- A handful of students joined striking teachers on the picket lines here Monday, becoming part of the first teacher's strike in the state since 1992.
Al Greenfield, reading specialist, spent a good part of one day last week reading to classmates at Emily Charter School. Greenfield spoke to Emily Charter School parents and community members who attended the open house, dinner and annual meeting that evening.
Walker, Hackensack residents support troops
The state Legislature passed a House resolution commending civic groups in Walker for their support of American troops in Afghanistan.
Fog hung over Sibley Lake.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs in the 50s.
Nice enough to walk the dog
Weather drawing by Jasmine Hite in the Baxter third grade of Mrs. Brenny.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms early...Then a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms north and west this afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy early portions of north and central... Mostly sunny elsewhere. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms north and west. Morning light showers or sprinkles possible south otherwise becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s north to the upper 60s to low 70s south.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds from west to east. A chance of showers north and west. Highs from the lower 50s north to the middle 60s southwest.
State forecast for South Dakota
Changed tuesday night to tonight.
Flying the flag proudly
Weather drawing by Grant Werthman in the Lowell kindergarten of Jan Wilcox.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Scattered showers central and south. A few thunderstorms possible south. Partly sunny northwest. Highs from the lower 50s northwest to the middle 60s south.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Rain likely south and west...Mixed with snow black hills. Chance of a thunderstorm southeast. A chance of rain northeast. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s...Except 60 to 65 far southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny north. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers south. Highs in the 50s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Becoming partly sunny west and central. Mostly sunny east. Highs in the 60s to lower 70s.
Community Education Advisory Council to meet
The Brainerd School District Community Education Advisory Council will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the district office.
Meeting will begin with registration and hospitality at 9:30 a.m. followed by workshops, a business meeting, luncheon and program presented by Sharon Carlson, Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Chapter DV of Brainerd is hosting the gathering of members throughout the area.
French troops arrive at U.S.-led mission school in bloodied Ivory Coast
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- French troops secured a U.S.-led mission school in a rebel-held Ivory Coast city on Wednesday, bringing protection for 100 American children and others trapped amid the West African nation's deadliest-ever uprising.
U.S. defense secretary says he did not intend to snub German minister
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got up and left the room just before his German counterpart spoke during informal talks in Poland -- a move he insisted Wednesday was not meant as a snub to his German counterpart.
Blair: Iraq poses threat
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq has military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, and has tried to acquire "significant quantities" of uranium from Africa, Britain said Tuesday in a dossier of evidence about Iraq's development of weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. troops land in Ivory Coast
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) -- U.S. military C-130s and U.S. troops landed in Ivory Coast on Wednesday on a rescue mission for Americans in the West African nation's deadliest-ever uprising.
Gunmen kill seven at office of Christian charity in Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen entered the offices of a Christian welfare organization in the southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, tied workers to their chairs and shot each in the head, officials said. At least seven people were killed and another was critically injured.
GANDHINAGAR, India (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a popular Hindu temple and opened fire, killing 23 worshippers and wounding 40 on Tuesday in a western Indian state where hundreds were killed in religious rioting this year, authorities said.
India sends troops to stop riots
GANDHINAGAR, India (AP) -- India deployed thousands of troops to prevent an eruption of Hindu-Muslim rioting Wednesday after gunmen attacked a major Hindu temple complex in a raid that left 32 people dead, most of them worshippers.
Iraq conflict would start with bombing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No matter what war plan President Bush chooses, if he decides to attack Iraq, the assault is almost certain to start from above.
Israeli troops backed by dozens of tanks raided Gaza City early Tuesday in the deepest incursion yet into the Palestinians' largest metropolis, killing nine Palestinians in gun battles in crowded neighborhoods.
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