Airstreams: The kings of the road
WASHINGTON -- In a deserted RFK Stadium lot, 17 silver Airstream trailers were parked in neat rows, their proud owners having come from as far away as England last weekend to see Washington's monuments.
Oldsmobile Aurora shows power isn't everything
Smaller, lighter and offering a less-powerful V6 for the first time, Oldsmobile's 2001 Aurora takes a decidedly different turn from its first-generation predecessor.
BMW finds a market where none existed
There's a market in America for cars that were designed for a kind of driving we never do on roads we don't have -- and BMW has done well here tapping into it. The new coupe version of the 328 is another of BMW's almost perfect driver's cars that require some imagination to enjoy -- especially in crowded metro areas -- without committing a vehicular felony, anyway.
Tire disaster the parent of invention
WASHINGTON -- Disaster is the parent of invention and other business offspring,
Automakers offer their own drivers' education
Remember the hours you spent in driver training?
At Jewish New Year, Biblical crop sabbatical law stirs conflict
BET UZIEL, Israel -- For a while, farmer Eli Sella was caught in a vise. Whether he kept the Bible's commandments or defied them, he faced financial ruin.
Missionary to come 'home' to Trinity church
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." -- Matthew 28:19
Changes in 'In God We Trust' sign not enough
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The sign has gotten bigger and the word "God" has shrunk, but Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline still faces a lawsuit over a sign at her office proclaiming, "In God We Trust."
Adoption means becoming that child's 'real' parents
QUESTION: We have an adopted girl who came to us when she was 4 years old. She is very difficult to handle and does pretty much what she pleases. For us to make her obey would be very unpleasant for her, and frankly, we don't feel we have the right to do that. She has been through a lot in her short life. Besides, we're not her real parents. Do you think she'll be OK if we'll just give her a lot of love and attention?
Tim Iverson serves as a missionary in Taiwan with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. He serves as church planting coordinator and is part of the field leadership team. He pastors the Living Water Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Taipei, Taiwan.
Crossan and Jesus: Is theology really autobiography?
For the general American public, Irishman John Dominic Crossan is probably the most effective among scholars who are attacking the traditional understanding of the New Testament Gospels.
Polygamists in British Columbia are part of U.S. probe
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A polygamous community in southern British Columbia is part of a U.S. probe into the arranged marriages of underage American girls.
Mormon temple nears consecration
BELMONT, Mass. -- In the Mormon church's new Boston temple, one room is illuminated by 12 sparkling chandeliers and three-story-high stained-glass windows. In another, a Jacuzzi-sized baptismal pool rests on the backs of 12 life-size sculptures of oxen.
Even non-chicken lovers will enjoy this
Gary is not a big lover of chicken, but a good sport when I try a new chicken recipe.
Make a good dinner in just 40 minutes
Make Roast Fish With Honeyed Onions (2 servings) in just 40 minutes.
This meal is easy for the cook
An easy-to-make, all-in-one dish, this Mushroom and Pork Skillet Dinner uses a mixture of mushrooms and pork simmered in wine just long enough for the flavors to develop and combine.
Meatless meal features roasted veggies
Roasted Vegetable Turnovers can be a savory addition to a meatless menu. Their filling of vegetables and cheese, wrapped in crusty pastry made of flour and wheat germ, delivers both good taste and good nutrition.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 12:24 p.m. Thursday to what turned out to be a false alarm at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center Building 2.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle estimated receipts: 450.
The Little Falls Police Department responded to the accident at 7:50 a.m.
One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 18, a half-mile off of Highway 25.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 210, a year ago 150.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 205, a year ago 489.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 500.
BRAINERD & PILLAGER
The Brainerd Fire Department Wednesday night responded to the 300 block of South Seventh Street for a report of smoke in the hallway.
VANDALISM -- A house on Highway 6, north of Crosby, to be auctioned by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department, was broken into.
Abortion foes forced to revamp their strategy
WASHINGTON -- Thursday, the federal government handed American women a new option for obtaining an abortion, and in so doing transformed the political fight that has raged since the procedure was legalized in 1973.
CDC expects enough flu vaccine, but later than normal
ATLANTA -- Federal health officials said Thursday they don't expect a flu vaccine shortage this year, but recommend healthy Americans postpone getting shots while manufacturers overcome a lag in production.
Foes vow to fight federal approval of abortion pill
WASHINGTON -- Abortion foes bitterly denounced government approval of the abortion pill RU-486 and vowed to continue to fight a drug they called "baby poison" and a threat to women's health.
Uninsured Americans see biggest decline since 1987
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans without health insurance declined last year for the first time since the Census Bureau began collecting data in 1987. Health care advocates and analysts cited the robust economy as the main reason.
Minnesota ranks lowest in
three-year average of uninsured
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota had the lowest three-year average in the nation of people without health insurance, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday.
A fruiting banana plant -- indoors
BYLINE3: Many people grow banana plants outdoors for their leafy, tropical foliage. Rare is the gardener who can claim a fruiting version this far north without the help of a greenhouse.
Need help to redecorate? Inexpensive sources listed
When they see a decorated space they like, most people haven't a clue about how to replicate it for themselves.
Compost heaps may hold key to garbage quandary
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. -- When Thomas Metzger learned his mountain county spent $6,000 a day to ship its garbage to Nevada, he was outraged.
Household income report is open to interpretation
NEW YORK (AP) -- While it was a wonderfully encouraging report, the latest Census Bureau report on American household income includes plenty of shrapnel for political exploitation.
In the next two weeks, the Southeast Brainerd Residents' Association will deliver survey questionnaires to residents in regard to housing needs.
Decorating wallboard is challenging
Question: I have just finished renovating my living room and am now at the stage where the wallboard work is completed. Can you give me some advice as far as painting is concerned?
Tips to deal with cracks in sidewalks offered
Sidewalks take a beating from the very beginning.
New line of waterbased stains come in glorious colors
When you open a paint brochure and say "Wow!" at the colors, it must be a good thing.
Exciting new housing products are now on the market
Safer spray paints are just one of several new products on the market.
Red Delicious apples are now the reddest
Ah, the good old days when a smoker could buy a cigar for a nickel and you really could spend only a nickel or a dime in a five-and-dime store.
Tips to select the right windows for your home
James recently expanded his home office. A big decision he had to make was to choose the right windows for the job. The wall that was being "pushed out" contained a window and a sliding door. James wasn't sure whether he should nix the window and replace the smaller sliding door with a larger one, or go with just windows or reuse what he had. He anguished over the choice. He wanted it to be just right.
TENANTS vs. LANDLORDS
Growth is pushing landlord and tenant issues toward metro-like concerns.
Report: Vento's cancer spreads
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lawyers for U.S. Rep. Bruce Vento, whose cancer reportedly has spread to his remaining lung, plan to sue 11 companies, claiming they negligently exposed him to asbestos fibers, the Star Tribune reported Thursday.
Child care association receives grant
Crow Wing County Licensed Child Care Association has been awarded a grant for child care mentorship and training by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning.
Polaris and Dodge to partner in promotions
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Polaris Industries Inc. and Dodge have agreed to work together in promoting their products in ads, at dealerships and at special events, Polaris announced Tuesday.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - The presidency of the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce officially changed hands at the Annual Dinner held at Cragun's on Gull Lake. Outgoing president, Tom Fitzpatrick, turned the gavel over to incoming president, Jack Ruttger.
State fines Poirier's employer for not protecting her
MOOSE LAKE (AP) -- The state has imposed a $50,000 fine on the Moose Lake convenience store where Katie Poirier was working when she was abducted, saying the store failed to protect her "from exposure to violent acts."
Former Brainerd resident Michael Schmitz has learned that the telecast for his scheduled appearance on "Do You Want to Be a Millionaire?" has been changed to Oct. 12. Schmitz is now a Jacksonville, Fla., resident.
Fourth finalist for C-I superintendent named
CROSBY -- The fourth finalist in the Crosby-Ironton superintendent search is Roger Damerow, Waterbury, Conn.
Elvis helps celebrate Peace Week
It must have been a strange sight for parents who dropped their children off Monday at Mississippi Horizons in Brainerd.
Nursing shortage squeezes nation's health industry
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some administrators in Minnesota's health care industry are becoming desperate in the face of a nationwide shortage of nurses.
Jews face challenge in observing Rosh Hashanah
PEQUOT LAKES -- The year is 5761.
For more than half a century, John M. Cluever has been cutting hair.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - An important decision was made by the Central Minnesota Health Systems Agency. At a hearing held at Cragun's, the agency gave its approval for construction of more nursing home beds and facilities to provide congregate housing.
C-I setting interviews with four finalists for superintendent
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School Board on Monday selected four superintendent finalists.
C-I School Board, administrators settle contracts
CROSBY -- Some residents may feel the Crosby-Ironton School Board had bad timing in settling the 1998-2001 contracts for administrators, but they still plan to support the referendum in November.
Blom trial proves costly for Carlton County
CARLTON (AP) -- Carlton County officials expect to ask the Minnesota Legislature for help paying for the investigation and trial of Donald Blom.
Newspaper preparing lawsuit over Grams ads
ST. PAUL -- The Saint Paul Pioneer Press was preparing a lawsuit against Sen. Rod Grams over a campaign ad that used material from the paper. Grams' opponent Mark Dayton stopped another ad from airing under a similar threat.
Brainerd School Board working on comprehensive plan
The Brainerd School Board's Committee of the Whole is back in action, meeting Wednesday to start discussions on a long-range comprehensive plan.
Gangelhoff fired from casino job
DANBURY, Wis. (AP) -- Jan Gangelhoff, the former academic counselor who blew the whistle on academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program, was dismissed from her job as finance manager at the Hole-in-the-Wall Casino here.
Ventura, Jax to honor students denied diplomas
ST. PAUL (AP) -- High school seniors denied graduation last spring because of scoring errors on their basic-skills math tests will be honored by Gov. Jesse Ventura next month at a ceremony.
With spending outpacing income growth, savings rate falls to record low
WASHINGTON -- Americans' incomes rose solidly in August but their spending went up faster, pulling the nation's personal savings rate down to a record monthly low.
Congress moves to put off new rules on trucking hours
WASHINGTON -- New federal rules on how long a trucker may stay behind the wheel will be put off for at least a year, upsetting highway safety advocates who say trucker fatigue contributes to hundreds of road fatalities annually.
Homeless AIDS advocates wish federal aid could match medical innovations
NEW YORK -- They carry their life's possessions on withering backs and hide death within their broken bodies.
Popular land conservation bill snagged
WASHINGTON -- Despite overwhelming bipartisan appeal, prospects are fading for congressional approval of a widely heralded $45 billion land conservation proposal that has fallen victim to a congressional turf fight and determined opposition from a handful of Western senators.
Atlanta park bomb's blast still echoes
ATLANTA -- Centennial Olympic Park is quiet now.
Eco-friendly college dorm features wind tower
ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Dorm life is a little different for 90 students at Northland College: their "living laboratory" features a 120-foot-tall wind generator, solar panels, recycled furniture and waterless toilets.
Trudeau dies; Canada's Camelot remembered
TORONTO -- With the death of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Canadians lost their own version of Camelot.
Ford to put Michelin tires on new Explorers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. plans to equip the bulk of its new Explorer sport utility vehicles with Michelin tires in the wake of a massive recall of Firestone tires, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Sling Blade" Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton has been released from a hospital following a bout with a viral infection and is recuperating at home.
Teens: Marketing changes won't keep them from R-rated films
LOS ANGELES -- To Matt Casazza and fellow teens, the debate raging over Hollywood's marketing of violent films to youth leaves them with one question: Who cares?
Railroad retirement bill threatened
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A campaign-season bill to raise benefits for thousands of retired rail workers and cut taxes for railroads appears headed for passage in Congress despite concerns it could drain $15 billion from the budget surplus and permit risky investment in private securities.
Economy roared ahead in second quarter
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy roared ahead in the spring, growing at a 5.6 percent annual rate, stronger than the government previously thought. Solid investment by American businesses offset less brisk spending by consumers.
Indians remain in the chase
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Once again, every TV in the Indians' clubhouse was tuned to the same program.
Green gets 3-year contract extension
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Dennis Green's supposed hot seat just got a little cooler.
Mets subdued after clinching NL East
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yes, the Mets sprayed each other with champagne. It seemed almost obligatory.
Greats from past bid farewell to County Stadium
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The greatest collection of talent ever to play in Milwaukee took the field one last time.
Fox Sports has come a long ways in seven years
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox has come a long way since 1993.
Twins frustrate Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians manager Charlie Manuel perfectly described his team's heartbreaking loss hours before it happened.
Lions looking for a rush
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Brian Baker could've screamed, "Eureka!"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now that baseball owners know how much they'll get from their new national television contracts, they are sure to start spending it.
Seattle holds AL West lead; Yankees fail to clinch
A great escape by Kazuhiro Sasaki kept the Seattle Mariners in first place in the AL West. A shaky performance by the New York Yankees prevented them from clinching the AL East.
Richard 'Dick' McLellan
CROSSLAKE -- Richard "Dick" McLellan, 75, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home.
AITKIN -- Robert Kehl, 74, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Dave Beckman, 58, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Robert A. Kehl
AITKIN -- Robert A. Kehl, 74, Aitkin, died Wednesday at his home.
Gayle E. Zins
WAHKON -- Gayle E. Zins, 64, Wahkon, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at home.
Ricky A. Siegel
Ricky Allen Siegel, 41, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Effie.
Michael Joseph Zauhar
CROSBY -- Michael Joseph Zauhar, 89, Crosby, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Harry C. Heidinger
ST. PAUL -- Harry Conrad Heidinger, 89, St. Paul, and formerly of Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.
Ronald L. Lien
GARRISON -- Ronald L. Lien, 60, Garrison, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center of Crosby.
CROSBY -- Margaret Wilmot, 97, Crosby, and formerly of Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Arlene S. Kirby
EMILY -- Arlene Sarah Kirby, 87, Emily, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home.
SWANVILLE -- Bea Nelson, 77, Swanville, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her home.
Arthur C. Pribbenow
STAPLES -- Arthur C. Pribbenow, 82, Staples, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
Arlene Sarah Kirby
EMILY -- Arlene Sarah Kirby, 87, Emily, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at her home.
Patrick E. Cosgrove Sr.
McGREGOR -- Patrick E. Cosgrove Sr., 61, McGregor, and formerly of Crystal, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home as a result of cancer.
Sally A. Killion
STAPLES -- Sally Ann Killion, 68, Staples, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Eva M. Bentler
RANDALL -- Eva M. Bentler, 81, Randall, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
David C. Hill
David Charles Hill, 40, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Margaret M. Wilmot
AITKIN -- Margaret M. Wilmot, 97, Aitkin, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center of Crosby.
Edward 'Leo' Langer
PIERZ -- Edward "Leo" Langer, 98, Pierz, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at St. Mary's Villa of Pierz.
Mark B. Anderson
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark B. Anderson, 41, Minneapolis, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.
Richard 'Doc' McLellan
CROSSLAKE -- Richard "Doc" McLellan, 75, Crosslake, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at home.
Polish walker clinches first ever Olympic double
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- If he needed any inspiration over 50 grueling kilometers of Olympic race walking, Robert Korzeniowski needed only nod his head and look at his shirt.
Little girl lost One tiny gymnast, one big mess
SYDNEY, Australia -- It would be easy to picture her alone in a roiling sea, flailing to stay afloat while unimaginable forces from above push her tiny body down. But that image would be unfair to Andreea Raducan. She is more than that.
Runyan advances to finals in 1,500 meters
SYDNEY, Australia -- Marla Runyan looked across the track, watching a mix of shapes and colors tumble around
Norway spills U.S. for soccer gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- As the U.S. women's soccer team assembled behind the silver medal podium, Mia Hamm left her place in line to talk to her teammates. Some were smiling, some were crying, some looked dazed.
Jones' toughest event ends in foul-filled failure
SYDNEY, Australia -- Now it's over. No five gold medals. Just two golds and a bronze with two events to go.
Gardner doesn't know if beating Karelin will upset his lifestyle
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Rulon Gardner, seemingly destined to be America's most improbable star of the Sydney Olympics, celebrated the night of his life at Michael Johnson's birthday party -- a surprise guest in every sense of the word.
Blame 'Ivan the Terrible' Chile beats U.S. in men's soccer
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- "Ivan the Terrible" did terrible things to the U.S. men's soccer team's hope for its first medal.
NBC's Olympics ratings hit new low
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's Olympics ratings tumbled to a new low.
LITHUANIA ALMOST PULLS OFF BIG UPSET
SYDNEY, Australia -- One of the greatest upsets in the history of basketball came within inches of happening. The mighty Americans, the team that couldn't lose, almost did just that.
Two down: Jones wins 200 meters, her 2nd gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Two gold medals for Marion Jones. Two kisses for C.J. Hunter. And one big surprise for Greece.
Americans shut out of synchro medals
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The United States' reign as the world's first synchronized swimming superpower ended Friday as the Americans failed to win a medal for the first time since the sport joined the Olympics in 1984.
Avoiding the spotlight
WASHINGTON -- Jim Lehrer buys a new tie before every presidential debate. Nothing startling, just a little something for luck when he shows up to ask the questions.
It couldn't hurt - Dispatch Editorial
Three central Minnesota civic groups, operating under the name of Civility 2000, hope to clean up area political campaigns by soliciting pledges for above-board campaigning from the candidates.
In three months I will turn 18 years old. The Minnesota state government has made the decision that at the age of
Lee case needs further study
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Los Angeles Times:
OTHER OPINIONS Stadium issues
As the Nov. 7 election approaches, make sure you know how your legislative candidates would vote on building publicly funded stadiums for professional sports teams in Minnesota.
The definition of strategic, for people interested in such things in the age of Clintonisms, is ``necessary to or important in the initiation, conduct or completion of a strategic plan; required for the conduct of war ... of great importance within an integrated whole or to a planned effect.''
There is something refreshing in the political atmosphere this fall -- a sense of hope that there are some true choices among the candidates for higher office and that we need not settle for another corporate hologram in the White House.
Corporations sponsor presidential debates
WASHINGTON -- The debates between George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore are being underwritten by contributions from several companies with major business pending before the government.
Dayton leads Grams in two separate polls
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Democratic challenger Mark Dayton leads Republican incumbent Rod Grams in the race for the U.S. Senate in two polls published Thursday -- by a slim margin in one and more significantly in another.
Ventura signs off on plan for domestic partner benefits
ST. PAUL -- Gay and lesbian state employees found a powerful ally Thursday in Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he will ask the Legislature next year to amend state law to expand benefits to domestic partners.
GOP hopes deals near on spending
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are trying to nail down deals on easing trade sanctions against Cuba and creating a new land conservation program sought by the Clinton administration in hopes of breaking Congress' logjam on its budget work.
Fiscal year begins with Congress struggling with the budget still
WASHINGTON -- Congress has agreed on a major conservation bill that could double federal land acquisition and preservation spending next year.
Brickyard 400 moved to Sunday in new schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Brickyard 400 is moving to a new day.
Andretti still misses Petty
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- John Andretti's joy will be tempered when his little girl blows out the candle on her first birthday cake.
Now there's girl power behind the wheel -- illegally
LOS ANGELES -- It's another illegal quarter-mile street race in Ontario, south east of Los Angeles, on a Friday night, another illustration of the newest face of hot-rodding.
High School Football
Raiders bounce back against Itasca at home
There's no place like home.
Coach's body English helps seal BHS win
Sometimes a coach needs more than just strategy to help their team win.
Staples-Motley netters defeat Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' tennis team defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 5-2 in a non-conference meet Thursday.
Harmon makes a convincing case both ways
They say a good attorney can argue as well for a case as he or she can against it.
Apollo girls shut out Warriors
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles scored a pair of goals in each half and went on to post a 4-0 triumph over the Brainerd Warriors in Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer Thursday.
High School Volleyball
Brainerd, LF set 4 pool marks
LITTLE FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors girls' swimming and diving team set two pool records on its way to defeating the Little Falls Flyers 111-75 Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference meet.
WARRIOR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Brainerd Warriors diver Tara Schmidt will graduate with the distinction of being one of the most accomplished divers in Brainerd High School history.
Sophomores lose to Alexandria
The Brainerd Warriors sophomore football team fell to the Alexandria Cardinals 27-8 at Adamson Field Thursday.
Gophers to face another powerful offense in Illinois
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota knows all about Kurt Kittner, and the Golden Gophers don't take the Illinois quarterback lightly. But with all due respect, they're happy he isn't a certain other Big Ten quarterback.
Willmar boys outscore LF
WILLMAR -- The Little Falls Flyers boys' soccer team fell 4-2 to the Willmar Cardinals in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.
C-I's Sam Anderson wins race
McGREGOR -- Sam Anderson of Crosby-Ironton won the boys' race with a time of 17:29 to help the Rangers to first place with 37 team points at the McGregor cross country running invitational Thursday.
Despite 3-0 loss, Warriors boys' soccer team shows progress
In five previous meetings the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles had outscored the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team by a whopping 43-0.
Both Warriors running teams place fourth
FERGUS FALLS -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' and girls' teams both finished fourth in the Fergus Falls cross country running invitational Thursday.
Brainerd netters unable to come up with right formula
When people talk about chemistry they don't always mean the class where you roast marshmallows on the Bunsen burner or concoct a mixture to slip into the teacher's coffee cup.
Warriors face unbeaten Alexandria
Usually when the Alexandria Cardinals and Brainerd Warriors play it's for first place in the Central Lakes Conference football standings.
Pierz coach nabs 100th triumph
KIMBALL --Pierz head coach Sheryl Wesenberg attained her 100th career victory as the Pioneers outlasted the Kimball Cubs 15-12, 15-11, 14-16, 13-15, 15-7 in a Central Minnesota Conference volleyball match Thursday night.
Anyone interested in forming a broomball team this year should plan to attend a meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Inn.
Pearl Jam releases its 'own bootlegs' at low cost
Call it the ultimate fan's ultimate dream, or a bootlegger's nightmare, but Pearl Jam has just released 25 -- yes, 25! -- live albums.
'Survivor' a flop the second time around
NEW YORK -- Television viewers have passed on a return trip to Pulau Tiga.
CBS to stop canned bird songs during golf broadcasts
WASHINGTON -- After birders cried foul, CBS decided to stop broadcasting canned bird songs during coverage of golf tournaments.
The Minnesota Center for the Book is accepting submissions for the Minnesota Book Awards, given annually to Minnesota authors, illustrators and editors.
Lakes Area Concert Association to offer variety of music concerts
The Lakes Area Concert Association's season motors into view Oct. 19 with an opening night revue of Russian folk music, then roars through the year with medleys as American as Broadway or the Old West.
'Asleep' offers three tales of human hibernation
In the three novellas in "Asleep" (Grove, 177 pages, $21), Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto writes about exhaustion in a voice that is far more lucid than the torpor of her characters' lives.
'Innocence' is a taut tale of youth in crisis
Jane Mendelsohn's novel "Innocence" (Riverhead, 199 pages, $21.95) is a taut page-turner that unfolds through the eyes of Beckett, a 14-year-old girl who teeters on the line between reality and imagination.
One author's look at high-tech society
Now that the computer has revolutionized business and communications, it would be interesting to look into the soul of the machine, to see what cultural values lurk behind the digital curtain.
A magazine for the rocker, AARP style
Hey, baby boomers, remember the old Who song "My Generation," tha
Clay sculpture artists to sell their works, sign autographs at The Finishing Touch
Tom Clark and Timothy Wolfe, internationally acclaimed clay sculpture artists, will appear from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Finishing Touch in the East Brainerd Mall.
WASHINGTON -- Thomas Pink, the swank London-based haberdashery, set up shop in downtown Washington this summer, with its world-famous logo and hot-pink shopping bags and gift boxes.
Bemidji area man to open House Concert series in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Jim Miller will open the House Concert series Friday, Oct. 6, at Jerry's Supper Club in Little Falls.
Portraits 2000 photo exhibit moves to CLC
A traveling exhibit of 67 photographs will move to the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College on Sunday and be available for public viewing through November.
Woodblock printer to be featured at Ripple River Gallery open house
DEERWOOD -- If you're traveling the back roads in search of fall color this weekend, you might consider a rest stop at Ripple River Gallery in rural Deerwood.
Christian pop band, 'clean' comedian entertain teens
A packed house at Tornstrom Auditorium rocked with laughter and applause last weekend in response to funnyman Daren Streblow and hot-and-rising Christian pop music group LaRue.
Playwright tackles life of screen legend Tallulah Bankhead
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sandra Ryan Heyward grew up in the pampered neighborhoods of Beverly Hills that sported some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Plut to teach first course on Hassler's novels
BRAINERD -- The first-ever college course dedicated to studying the works of Minnesota novelist Jon Hassler will begin Jan. 9, 2001, at the campus where his writing career began.
Kinky is left holding the bag in latest mystery
It isn't news when Kinky Friedman is left holding the bag. But in his latest mystery, he is left holding a real bag -- a pink vinyl cosmetics case that makes up plenty of trouble for the "Kinkster" and his pals.
Singer/songwriter Franke to perform in Nisswa
NISSWA -- "It's his integrity," folk icon Tom Paxton said of Bob Franke, the next Grassroots Concerts performer.
Sculptor conducts workshop
John Acosta, a sculptor, painter and muralist from St. Paul, directed a community workshop for about 100 guests Sept. 21 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Music residency program offered in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Lauren Pelon, who presented a concert in Little Falls last winter, will be back to present a series of events in October and November.
Daughters who hang posters cause Dad to climb walls
DEAR ABBY: My stepdaughters like to decorate their room with lots of posters and whatnots. The girls hang them using thumbtacks and constantly rearrange them. As a result, their walls are full of tiny holes. I don't mind their hanging one or two posters, but the number they hang (and move from place to place) is destructive and shows little respect for our home.
Weather drawing by Cherice Hummel in Mr. Barber's Whittier School second-grade class.
It's almost Friday
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs in the Baxter School fourth-grade class of Mr. Trucano.
LAKES AREA SENIOR
Mom's strength, forgiveness still inspire decades later
DEAR ABBY: My dear, late father read the old Baltimore News Post newspaper from cover to cover. He would put me on his lap and read the funnies or something special to keep me current and interested in the news. I have read newspapers ever since -- and always your column.
North-South: Clif and LuVerne Johnson, 97.5; Bill Bla
Police fire rubber bullets at Palestinian stone throwers
JERUSALEM -- Clashes erupted Thursday at a key Jerusalem shrine that is at the center of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with Israeli riot police firing rubber bullets at about 200 Palestinians who hurled stones and bottles.
More bodies found from sunken Greek ferry
PAROS, Greece -- The captain of a ferry that slammed into a rock and sunk admitted he was asleep just before the accident, according to testimony reported Friday. Divers pulled more bodies from the Aegean waters, bringing the death toll from the accident to 75.
Milosevic's opponent threatens strike until win recognized
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Slobodan Milosevic's opponents threatened Thursday to call a general strike, shutting down schools, offices and other public institutions until the president recognizes their election victory and steps aside.
Three Palestinians killed, dozens injured in clashes
JERUSALEM -- Israeli riot police fired rubber bullets and live rounds at hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinians on Friday, killing three protesters in the bloodiest clashes in four years at a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews.
Yugoslav students boycott classes in first wave of opposition blitz
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Thousands of high school students shunned classes Friday in the first wave of a nationwide blitz of strikes and protests aimed at forcing President Slobodan Milosevic to accept election defeat.
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