BURGLARY -- Michael Ludke, Coon Rapids, reported Saturday his trailer in Merrifield had been broken into.
MILLE LACS -- The State Patrol responded to a single all-terrain vehicle accident at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on Highway 47, one mile north of Highway 27 by Isle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 167, a year ago 214.
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a false alarm this morning at 8:34 at Target.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
St. Paul livestock
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 500.
Leonard wins first Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Justin Leonard finished second at the Texas Open twice, and he wasn't about to do it again.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Final scores and prize money Sunday from the $2.6 million West Texas Open on the 6,905-yard, par-70 LaCantera Country Club course:
Mi Hyun Kim wins on LPGA
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- When Jeong Jang came to the United States, fellow South Korean golfer Mi Hyun Kim taught her about American customs, manners and traditions.
Nelson gets 'Tigerish'
DALLAS (AP) -- Larry Nelson and Tiger Woods have something in common: They both dominate their circuits.
Most vulnerable should be first in line for vaccine
If you're the type who likes to get a flu shot early in the fall, take note. Most people are going to have to wait until November to get the vaccine.
Studehts learn of AIDS threat, less about protection
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A girl in Matthew Wentzel's class of ninth-graders at Minnie Howard S
Tiny implant rescues dying heart patient
Doctors in England have implanted into the chest of a 61-year-old man the first permanent electronically powered device that can take over the pumping functions of an ailing heart.
Pipeline expansion considered
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Lakehead Pipe Line is considering expansion of its pipeline capacity in northern Minnesota between Clearbrook and Superior, Wis., a company official says.
CITY FEELS SPACE PINCH
It's a $7 million question.
Danielle Sawatzky, the daughter of David and LuAnn Sawatzky of Isle, has been selected as the student of the month for September.
Pequot school board outlines tax impact from referendum
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes School Board Monday offered preliminary figures on how a $27.85 bond referendum will affect individual taxpayers based on estimates by Ehlers and Associates, the board's bond consultanting firm.
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board Monday approved its preliminary 2001 levy, the maximum amount by law.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Cheryl Wentworth was crowned Homecoming Queen and Keith Holtan was crowned Homecoming King during ceremonies at the high school last night.
Man says finding missing brother 'unbelievable''
LONG PRAIRIE (AP) -- A Todd County man with Down syndrome who wandered away from a group home and was missing for nine days will spend a few days with his family before returning to the home.
Parents of girl who nearly drowned in school pool hire attorney
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The parents of an 11-year-old girl who nearly drowned in a Minneapolis school swimming pool say they didn't know their daughter was taking swimming lessons as part of her physical education class.
School facilities graded low Pequot board members hear results of survey of patrons
PEQUOT LAKES -- The results are back on the community survey sponsored by the Pequot Lakes School District, and it appears there is a strong agreement by residents that the current school is inadequate to meet school needs over the next five years.
Comment period extended on park management
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- The public comment period on a new management plan for Voyageurs National Park has been extended for an extra 30 days at the request of local officials, resort owners and residents.
Pequot backs couple's arts center idea
PEQUOT LAKES -- If all goes as planned, theater enthusiasts in the lakes area will watch the opening night of the professional theater production of "Jesus Christ, Superstar" on Nov. 29, 2002, at the proposed $6.25 million Whitefish Center for the Arts, Inc. in Breezy Point.
State may have to give up funds meant for poor kids
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forty states including Minnesota may have to give up hundreds of millions of dollars of federal money earmarked for health insurance for children in low-income families because they haven't used all their allotted funds, The New York Times reported Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two men were found shot dead in a car in a south Minneapolis alley have been identified.
Genetically modified foods defended
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The McKnight Foundation says it will dedicate $41.5 million over the next nine years to research -- much of it studying and manipulating plant genes -- that the foundation hopes will help feed the world's hungriest people.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Local law officials today announce the successful wrap-up of a two-month investigation of a "mini-network of teenage delinquents" which accounted for property damage, shoplifting, thefts and burglaries totaling more than $10,000.
BHS homecoming royalty
Newly crowned Brainerd High School homecoming royalty Seth Doud and Lindsey Anderson smiled as they were presented during coronation Monday night at Brainerd High School. Another photo on Page 9A. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
The Heartland Animal Rescue Team Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter at 1401 Danielson Road.
C-I to start interviews for new chief
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board agreed Monday to begin the interviewing process for a superintendent.
DNR survey reflects support among public
DULUTH (AP) -- Minnesotans want more public land, they are happy with their fishing and they give good marks for the state Department of Natural Resources, according to a survey the agency conducted.
Minnesota farmers see first widespread frost of the season
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota farmers have seen their first widespread frost of the season, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday in its weekly crop weather report.
Warm weather ride
A boater cruised across the southeast end of Gull Lake on Monday afternoon as the temperatures warmed during the first days of autumn. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
911 dispatcher disciplined for improper response
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Ramsey County 911 operator has been suspended after he allegedly delayed dispatching officers to a Shoreview home where a woman was being stabbed to death.
Troopers feeling budget crunch
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's public safety chief has canceled an upcoming trooper training school and will decide this week whether more should be cut because of budget constraints.
Minnesotan honored at Medal of Honor Park
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) -- A Minnesota man is one of those honored in a new Medal of Honor Park at South Dakota State University.
Newest segment of trail to be dedicated
BAXTER -- A new eight-mile segment of the Paul Bunyan Trail is set for dedication in Baxter.
Churches urged to take stand against violence
LITTLE FALLS -- A terrified 15-year-old Heidi Johnson hid beneath a library table and prayed to God as her classmates were fatally shot or injured around her on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will meet Oct. 5 to discuss Civility 2000, the central Minnesota attempt to civilize political campaigns, as part of its brown-bag lunch series.
Teams of Belgian horses hauled covered wagons on the Buena Vista Ranch near Bemidji Saturday for a fall leaf tour. (AP Photo)
Cheap seats surface
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Northwest Airlines has unleashed thousands of discount seats in markets where Sun Country Airlines competes and could drive the smaller airline out of the Twin Cities, according to a study partly paid for by Sun Country.
Hundreds gather in St. Paul for telecommunications conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- American Indians are some of the last people in the United States to get telephones, with about half of families on reservations still without service.
Homicide-suicides incidents increase
\MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- On Jan. 4, James Bloomfield took an extension cord and strangled his wife, Roxanne, in their home in Zumbrota.
Dayton sells third drug company stock
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dayton says he sold stock he owned in a third drug company based in Dublin, Ireland, as soon as he was alerted by his financial advisers that it was in his portfolio.
Higher enrollment helps lower proposed levy
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes School District Monday decreased the proposed 2001 payable levy by 2.86 percent because of increased student enrollment and higher market values in the district.
Confidence shows surprising gain
NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence rose more strongly than expected in September, which could bode well for holiday retail sales.
Study: More employers offering benefits to gay workers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More employers are offering health insurance coverage to the partners of homosexual employees -- a total that includes just over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies -- according to a report released Monday by a gay rights group.
Home sales jump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans, taking ad
Snow blankets Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A snowstorm that had earlier blanketed most of Wyoming trained its fury on Cheyenne over the weekend, setting a record for snow fall so early in the fall, before plowing through Colorado and into western Nebraska.
Hollywood to limit R-movie ads
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood moguls will offer a list of concessions on Capitol Hill this week that would restrict marketing of adult-themed movies to children and would offer more specific information about R-rated films in advertisements.
Gas prices remain steady -- and high
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Gasoline prices remained steady over the past two weeks, with no immediate impact from President Clinton's decision to tap 30 million barrels of oil from emergency stockpiles, an analyst said Sunday.
Baggage workers on strike in Denver
DENVER (AP) -- Workers who operate United Airlines' baggage system at Denver International Airport went on strike Tuesday but the airline said passengers were not affected.
Car plunges off oceanfront parking deck, killing 4
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A car crashed through the concrete-block wall of an oceanfront motel garage and plunged 41 feet to the ground, landing upside down and killing the four women inside.
Monica Lewinsky to report on American culture for British TV
NEW YORK (AP) -- Monica Lewinsky, whose affair with President Clinton made her a celebrity in the United States, will be reporting on American culture for a British television network, her publicist said Sunday.
White Sox don't care how they wrap up title
MINNEAPOLIS -- Frank Thomas wrapped a towel around his head, popped the cork on his champagne, did a dance step with his teammates and let loose with an ear-piercing "Let's Gooooooo."
Who needs Keyshawn or the Tuna?
Who's the flashlight now, Keyshawn?
Mets within step of postseason
Their September swoon behind them, the New York Mets are one step away from the postseason.
Glavine is a 20-game winner for 5th time
MONTREAL (AP) -- The magic number for Tom Glavine was 20.
Washington comes alive, blasts Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It was a cold, hard slap in the face for the New York Giants and their fans, a sobering reminder of the bad old days -- circa 1998 and '99 -- when a punchless offense and a defense vulnerable to big plays made for numerous frustrating games.
Brees adds to record collection
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Drew Brees' record collection keeps growing.
Wild tie Blackhawks, lose to Canucks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Minnesota's Filip Kuba and Maxim Suchinsky scored 2:07 apart in the third period Sunday night to give the Wild a 4-4 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks in an exhibition game.
Fox bids to get entire baseball postseason TV package
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox is trying to do what CBS couldn't a decade ago: Buy the exclusive TV rights to baseball's postseason without losing money in the process.
Double whammy hits college football's best
The top 10 isn't a safe place to be these days.
Big Ten upside-down
The Big Ten football has been turned upside-down this season, with Northwestern among those at the top and Penn State at the bottom.
Celtics' Paul Pierce stabbed at nightclub
BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce, an emerging star on the Boston Celtics, was recovering Monday after being stabbed in the face, neck and back at a night club.
NFL standings and summaries
Twins edge Tribe
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The dreaded three-headed, doubleheader monster the Indians feared is finally over. And Cleveland's season is looking scarier, too.
Colts add to Jags' misery
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Terrence Wilkins, the smallest player on the Indianapolis Colts, looked gigantic on the football field to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
White Sox clinch title; M's lead A's by game
Chicago became the first AL team to clinch a spot in the playoffs, even though the White Sox lost.
Man pleads guilty in Malik Sealy crash
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The man accused of killing Minnesota Timberwolves player Malik Sealy in a drunken driving crash pleaded guilty Monday.
Coslet quits; LeBeau takes over for Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Dick LeBeau took over as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals and had no illusions. He knows just about everything needs fixing.
Bye weeks have been very good to Vikings' Green
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Bye weeks have been good to Minnesota coach Dennis Green.
History made with three teams, two games, one day
CLEVELAND (AP) -- As the clock neared midnight, the busiest day in Cy Buynak's 39-year career was more than 14 hours old, and still a long way from being over.
LITTLE FALLS -- Stanley Wielinski, 89, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Clemens 'Clem' A. Terwey
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Clemens "Clem" A. Terwey, 89, Hutchinson, Kan., died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Hutchinson Hospital.
James M. Ustruck
PEQUOT LAKES -- James M. Ustruck, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Carol A. Kersting
RANDALL -- Carol Ann Kersting, 60, Randall, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Carol A. Kersting
RANDALL -- Carol A. Kersting, 60, Randall, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lowell 'Lucky' Gearhart
CROSBY -- Lowell "Lucky" Gearhart, 57, Crosby, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
PIERZ -- Philomene Gohl, 88, Pierz, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Florence M. Swanson
Florence M. Swanson, 93, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Norbert 'Norb' A. Greden
ALTURA -- Norbert "Norbert" A. Greden, 86, Altura, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at home.
Ruth L. Price Orton
McGREGOR -- Ruth L. Price Orton, 84, McGregor, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Florence M. Swanson
Florence M. Swanson, 93, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village of Brainerd.
Gerald L. Goble
Gerald L. Goble, 66, Brainerd, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at St. Cloud Medical Center.
Ardes C. Adamek
RANDALL -- Ardes Catherine Adamek, 75, Randall, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Michael P. Flynn
GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Michael Patrick Flynn, 51, Gulf Breeze, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at home.
Evelyn A. Carlson
AITKIN -- Evelyn A. Carlson, 90, Aitkin, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Riverwood Extended Care Center of Aitkin.
Clifford C. Hansen
ONAMIA -- Clifford C. Hansen, 88, Onamia, and formerly of Granite Falls, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Veterans Hospital in St. Cloud.
McGREGOR -- Ruth Orton, 84, McGregor, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Douglas F. Gutzman
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Douglas F. Gutzman, 82, Tucson, Ariz., died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Tucson.
CUSHING -- Irvin Borgstrom, 88, Cushing, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Greater Staples Hospital of Staples.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Alice Jarvis, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Onamia Hospital.
Lance Armstrong is ready to go for Olympic gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is at his best on the mend. He beat cancer to win the Tour de France and repeated as champion last summer after being hospitalized briefly following a training crash.
Seles finishes Olympics with a victory
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- For the first time in years, Monica Seles won her final match in a big tournament.
Rudacan stripped of gold after drug test
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- This isn't a sinister case of an athlete pumping herself full of steroids or human growth hormone. Andreea Raducan isn't Ben Johnson. At 4-foot-10 and 82 pounds, her slight body is hardly bulging with muscles.
Freeman focues on the next race for now
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A career in politics can wait. So can any thoughts about retirement. And the same goes for a decision about where she's going to live.
Lindland wrestles for gold medal, upset kid from Minnesota eliminated
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Matt Lindland is unbeaten so far in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling -- and, just as importantly, he still isn't losing off the mat, either.
SYDNEY, Australia -- Numbers make the difference in any Olympics, but these statistics are just plain nauseating: Four medals surrendered. Five nations sullied. Six athletes punished.
How U.S. athletes fared
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- How U.S. athletes fared Tuesday at the Summer Olympics:
Hunter denies steroid use
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Fighting back tears, his voice quivering with emotion, C.J. Hunter denied Tuesday that he would ever take anabolic steroids, saying his career means nothing compared to wife Marion Jones' quest for five Olympic gold medals.
U.S. wins in softball and baseball
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Americans won American games at the Olympics on Tuesday -- softball, baseball and volleyball.
IAAF says Marion Jones' husband tested positive for drug
SYDNEY, Australia -- Marion Jones will not only have to beat world-class athletes to win five gold medals, she'll have to overcome a world-class distraction -- her husband, shot put champ C.J. Hunter, tested positive for a steroid.
179 of 180 Medal Events
Peace week - Dispatch Editorial
There's a ceremonial week for almost every cause and event these days but perhaps few are as worthwhile as this week's celebration of Peace Week in the Brainerd area.
I can't believe you chose a black baby for your news on fetal alcohol syndrome. There is very little racial diversity in this area and plenty of prejudice lurks in quiet corner
Is the media biased?
WASHINGTON -- It is the elephant in the room, the talk of the radio airwaves, the shadow that some believe is hovering over the presidential race.
Saddam Hussein Emboldened leader of Iraq challenges America's resolve A decade ago Iraq invaded Kuwait. Operation Desert Storm in 1991 expelled Saddam Hussein's troops and left Iraq subject to an embargo that can be lifted only when the United Nations certifies that Iraq has abandoned weapons of mass destruction. Yet Saddam Hussein himself has remained in power, invulnerable, seemingly, to either internal revolt or external economic pressure.
Senate finally goes along on China
Treating the Chinese like dirt was official American policy for 61 years -- from 1882, when Congress passed the first of the infamously racist Chinese Exclusion Acts, until 1943, when Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill for their repeal.
Wenzel denounces change in trespass regulations
A little-noticed change in the rules governing recreational use of acres enrolled in farmland set-aside programs following an obscure court ruling may create conflicts across rural Minnesota in the coming hunting season, said Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls.
Candidate taking Medicare talk to MTV
"Boxers or briefs" is so yesterday, so Bill Clinton. For Al Gore, MTV is the place to talk Medicare.
Bush spars with senator in debate prep
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- George W. Bush jokes that the problem with engaging in mock debates with Sen. Judd Gregg is that often "he wins."
Bush suggests 'recession' in education
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- George W. Bush, opening a three-day West Coast swing, is suggesting the nation is in the grips of an "education recession" even as it enjoys good economic times.
Gore issuing booklet on Medicare
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the campaign contest over specifics, Al Gore's latest offering is 74 pages outlining his plan to add prescription drug coverage to Medicare and safeguard its finances in "an ironclad lockbox."
Parties joust over benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats are jousting over prescription drug benefits for Medicare recipients, a key campaign issue, as the congressional session nears an end and elections approach.
Stewart wins at Dover
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Tony Stewart isn't thinking much about anything but how to run the next lap or win the next race.
Schumacher goes on top
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Schumacher overwhelmed the field in the inaugural Formula One race at Indianapolis, winning the U.S. Grand Prix to take the lead in the world championship.
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Results Sunday of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series MBNA.com 400 race at Dover Downs International Speedway with starting position in parentheses, driver, type of car, laps completed, reason out, if any, and money won:
Freeman, Johnson win 400s
SYDNEY, Australia -- Cathy Freeman carried the hopes of a nation and the dreams of a downtrodden people as she raced around the track. When she was done, she carried a flag -- half Australian, half aboriginal -- in a joyous victory lap.
High School Volleyball
Warriors' Schmidt wins diving, Brainerd fifth
ROSEMOUNT -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' swim finished in fifth place earning 176.50 points at the Irish Invitational swimming and diving meet Saturday.
Greenway beats C-I
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' tennis team lost 5-2 to Greenway on Monday in a non-conference meet.
Flyers win rare tennis dual from Brainerd
Some of the milestones in life include a first paycheck, a first date and the purchase of a first vehicle.
Raiders consolation champions at Mankato tournament
MANKATO -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team won the consolation championship at the Mankato Bethany tournament Saturday.
Maybe it's the fans who have changed
The Olympics are in trouble. Ratings and overall interest in the Games have taken their biggest plunge since the year the athletes first put on clothes.
Brainerd boys, Alexandria tie
BAXTER -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team tied its archrival, the Alexandria Cardinals, 2-2 in Central Lakes Conference action Saturday.
Raiders fall at Rochester
The Central Lakes College Raiders football team lost to the Rochester Yellowjackets, the fifth ranked community college team in the nation, 48-6 Saturday.
Judge rejects plea agreement for former Gophers tutor
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday tossed out a plea agreement expected to make former Minnesota basketball tutor Jan Gangelhoff a witness against other figures in an academic cheating scandal.
W-DC's Asfeld runner-up at U of M; Warrior boys 28th
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wadena-Deer Creek's Adam Asfeld was runner-up and the Wolverines' boys' team finished in 23rd place Saturday at the University of Minnesota Invitational.
High School Volleyball
(Games at 1:30 p.m. unless noted)
Warrior girls nearly upset Alexandria
Alexandria -- Alexandria's Danielle Thompson tucked a shot past Brainerd goaltender Kate Bjornson with just two minutes left to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over Brainerd in a girls' soccer match Saturday.
High school volleyball
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Cardinal boys run to first place at Princeton
MILACA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' cross country running team, ranked second in the state, won the Princeton Invitation meet held Saturday at the Milaca Government Center. The eighth ranked Cardinal girls' team finished fourth.
Battle of unbeatens tops area agenda
NFL fans saw a marquee matchup Sunday pitting two unbeatens, the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, against each other.
Standings as of Sept. 21
Sartell blanks LF
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers girls' soccer team lost 5-0 Monday night in a Central Lakes Conference game against the Sartell Sabres.
Rain in the forecast?
Weather drawing by Randy Gibbs in the Lincoln third grade of Mrs. Ahlers.
Weather drawing by Cody Roehl in the Lowell first grade of Sharon Jendro.
Son fails to make good his promise of payment to Mom
DEAR ABBY: My son and daughter-in-law asked me to baby-sit my new grandson when she returned to work three days a week. They also told me they wouldn't "let me" unless I agreed to accept $10 an hour. My son is very successful and makes more than $100,000 a year. They know I have few opportunities to earn spending money.
CROSBY -- There will be a waffle breakfast fundra
Couple thinks in-laws' visit is more about money than love
DEAR ABBY: My in-laws have invited themselves to stay at our house over a long weekend. They told us the time and day they are arriving -- and that their airplane tickets are non-refundable.
Summit starts with protests
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Protected from violent street fights by metal barriers and thousands of police, global finance leaders opened their annual meeting Tuesday with the head of the World Bank saying he shared the "passion" of demonstrators outside.
Finance chiefs see some hope on oil
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- World finance officials, facing the twin threats of soaring oil prices and a weak European currency, were scoring some initial success on Monday in their effort to use strong words and selected market manipulation to corral prices.
Thousands of truckers shut down central Berlin
BERLIN (AP) -- Thousands of German truckers protesting higher gas prices clogged the streets around the capital's center Tuesday demanding relief from high gas prices. And they got some when the government offered low-interest loans to some trucking companies.
Milosevec won't concede defeat
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Refusing to concede defeat despite calls from home and abroad, Slobodan Milosevic's allies claimed Monday the president was ahead in vote counting from the weekend election but admitted he could face his main challenger in a runoff.
Yugolsalvia's opposition demands election results
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Yugoslav election officials failed Tuesday to release results from this weekend's presidential vote, heightening fears that President Slobodan Milosevic was trying to overturn what appears to be an overwhelming opposition victory.
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