Perks offered to recruit top students as competition heats up
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Aspiring attorney Rosie Shatkin was delighted when she was accepted by the law school at the University of California at Berkeley, but not sure she wanted to move 400 miles north or pay for the airfare for a campus visit.
Hallie Ladd, the daughter of Larry and Dianne Ladd of Palisade, has been selected as student of the month for September by the Youth Activities Committee of the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Ladd i
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 286, a year ago 399.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday estimated cattle: 450. Last Monday: 476. Year ago: 263. Friday actual: 625.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at a residence on the 400 block of 17th Street Southeast Sunday. The smoke was reported at 2:48 p.m. The cause of the smoke was attributed to a faulty fan switch on a furnace.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle broadside collision today at Northwest Sixth and James streets in Brainerd.
Shoulder problems bothering former Warrior golfer
Marni Lundbohm battled shoulder problems as a college sophomore and those same problems have returned.
Study: Breast self examination does not reduce risk of death
WASHINGTON -- Self examination does not detect tumors early enough to reduce the risk of death from breast cancer and teaching the technique may be a waste of time for doctors and patients, according to a decade-long study of more than 260,000 women in Shanghai.
This was Brainerd
SEPTEMBER 30 - 40 years ago (1962) - Arrangements completed at St. Cloud for Kennedy visit
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 1 - 20 years ago (1982) - Evert Holm, 70, owner of John M. Bye Clothing Co. in Brainerd selling "quality name brand" men's wear, retired Friday after 52 years in retail sales.
Odds and ends
Neither advancing age nor health problems have kept Floyd Emerson away from newspapers.
BAXTER -- Work will begin today on two area culvert projects, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported.
Happy homecoming queen
Jenny Harne reacted after being crowned Pillager High School homecoming queen Monday night. Mark Gaalswyk was named king.
Red Cross chapter names director
Pat Charlson recently was named executive director of the Northern Lakes Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in Brainerd.
The Region 5 Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Region 5 Office in Staples.
Raceway destruction begins
ing pad and the remaining portion will be asphalt with taconite tailings used as the substrate. A ceremony to celebrate the start of construction will be at the raceway's starting line at 4 p.m. Tuesday. (Dispatch Photo by Clint Wood)
Lincoln students Jacob Trimble (left), Nadia Loving, Taylor Korchari and Samantha McFatridge harvest corn in their garden at the school Monday. The students are part of the Lincoln Ecology club that planted corn, sunflowers and flowers and participated in several environmentally based trips.
Tuesday's Sports will take a look at the playoffs contenders, especially our Minnesota Twins.
Brainerd council rejects frontage road bid
The Brainerd City Council Monday rejected a bid of $141,498 from Anderson Brothers for the extension of the frontage roads along Business Highway 371.
Skull more than 500 years old
STAPLES -- Human remains found along the Crow Wing River north of Staples in 2001 have been dated at more than 500 years old.
Social Security issues disputed by Wellstone, Coleman
The Social Security issue has turned into a war of words between Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., and his challenger Republican Norm Coleman.
Pierz woman rebuilding her life after accident leaves her paralyzed
PIERZ -- One late afternoon in June, a single vehicle rollover forever changed Amy Diederich's life.
Staples woman is an 'Ageless Hero'
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota will honor 12 outstanding senior citizens, including a Staples woman, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the fifth annual Ageless Heroes Award Program at the Mall of America.
Rate of child pedestrian deaths nearly cut in half in 1990s
WASHINGTON -- The number of children hit and killed by automobiles was cut nearly in half during the 1990s, according to a report released Tuesday that said the decline is due to fewer kids walking to school and better traffic safety.
Congress takes blame for intelligence failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As lawmakers examine why intelligence agencies failed to stop the Sept. 11 attacks, they're finding that part of the blame falls on themselves.
Personal spending slows in August after red-hot July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers, upset by a falling stock market and rising job layoff notices, trimmed their spending a bit in August even as their incomes were picking up, the government said Monday.
Norfolk mourns, looks for answers after deadly robbery
NORFOLK, Neb. -- It was all over so quickly -- 40 seconds, police say -- that the robbers may not have gotten with any money.
Bulgarian arrested at airport with boxcutters, scissors
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A Bulgarian student with a one-way ticket to South Carolina tried to pass through airport security with a pair of scissors and two boxcutters in his backpack before he was arrested on a weapons charge, authorities said.
GAO report says Labor Department should focus on enforcing child labor laws in high-risk jobs
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department needs to improve its enforcement of child labor laws in jobs where teenagers face a high risk of injury and death, according to a congressional audit.
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in September after seven straight months of growth, an industry group reported Tuesday.
Drought hurting Midwest economy
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Drought in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, along with overall weakness in the national economy, is hurting business in the Midwest, according to an economist who surveys company officials in a nine-state region.
Number of uninsured up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The recession increased unemployment and forced many businesses to scale back benefits, resulting in an additional 1.4 million people without health insurance last year, Census Bureau figures show.
Cost of Iraq war set at $9 billion a month
WASHINGTON -- Fighting a full-scale war with Iraq would cost up to $9 billion a month, congressional budget experts said as the Senate prepared to open debate this week on a resolution authorizing President Bush to wage that war.
California fire 80 percent contained
MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire burning near this mountain hamlet was nearly surrounded Sunday night, though high humidity and rain made it difficult for firefighters to ignite necessary backfires.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A passenger slashed the throat of a Greyhound bus driver as the bus traveled down a California freeway, causing it to careen out of control, authorities said. Two people died and dozens were injured.
Recession end may be declared
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the panel that decides the beginning and ending dates for recessions in the United States said Sunday his group may be closer to picking a month when the most recent recession ended -- assuming it ended.
Homeland security action still stalled
WASHINGTON -- Once on the fastest of tracks to passage, legislation creating the Homeland Security Department remains mired in a Senate stalemate over labor rights.
West Coast ports once again remain shut as labor dispute keeps cargo ships adrift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hundreds of millions of dollars of cargo sat idle off the West Coast on Monday as port workers were ordered off their jobs for a second time in a labor dispute that could cost the nation an estimated $1 billion a day.
Bush: Don't tie my hands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush expressed deep reservations Tuesday about an alternative congressional measure authorizing force against Iraq, and demanded that the United Nations "put some calcium in the backbone" as it works up its own resolution on disarming Baghdad.
Homeless cats, dogs put in lap of luxury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Spacious living accommodations with modern European-style furnishings. Classical music piped into every room. A spa area with professional groomers.
Judge throws out $800 million cell phone-brain tumor suit
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The federal ruling that tossed out an $800 million lawsuit against cell phone manufacturer Motorola could hinder other lawsuits filed by wireless users who claim their phones gave them brain cancer, an attorney said.
House race in South Dakota is a generational battle
HURON, S.D. (AP) -- Stephanie Herseth recalls the time not too many years ago when Gov. Bill Janklow gave her a few minutes of his time, answering questions for a high school report she was writing.
Financial leaders promise action to help markets, bankrupt nations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top financial leaders ended their weekend meetings by promising action to prevent plunging stock markets from derailing the global economy's fragile recovery and vowed to draw up a plan to help bankrupt nations by April.
Famed publisher, philanthropist, envoy Annenberg dies
PHILADELPHIA -- Walter H. Annenberg, who parlayed America's love affair with television into a fortune by launching the national TV Guide magazine and later served as ambassador to Britain, died Tuesday. He was 94.
Judge shields drug rehab center from probe of Jeb Bush's daughter
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In a case closely watched by drug counselors nationwide, a judge has ruled that staff members at the drug rehab center where Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter is receiving treatment don't have to answer police questions in the investigation.
Sept. 11 inquiry looks at sharing of intelligence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A July 2001 FBI memo warning that al-Qaida may be training terrorist pilots in the United States was not turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration until well after the Sept. 11 attacks, a congressional investigator said Tuesday.
Democrats, Republicans spar over implications of Torricelli's departure
TRENTON, N.J. -- Democrats and Republicans immediately began sparring over the legal implications after Sen. Robert Torricelli's abrupt decision to abandon a race that could affect the balance of power in the Senate.
CHICAGO -- Beth Johnson and the U.S. economy both were on a roll in 2000, when she bought her first home.
Diamondbacks unpack bags, prepare for NL playoffs
The Arizona Diamondbacks arrived at Bank One Ballpark with their bags packed, just in case. Because of a big day by Chad Moeller, their trip was postponed.
Out they go
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Detroit Tigers shared the worst record in the majors this season.
Bonds takes aim at World Series
From the start of spring, Barry Bonds has insisted he has only one goal -- and it's not the career home run record.
Mets fire Valentine
NEW YORK (AP) -- Manager Bobby Valentine was fired by the New York Mets on Tuesday after a last-place finish in the NL East.
Ravens upset Broncos 34-23
BALTIMORE -- The longest play in NFL history began with Chris McAlister standing still in the back of the end zone, looking like he had no intention of doing anything but holding onto the football.
Torrance strategy pays off as Europe wins Ryder Cup
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (AP) -- By the time Tiger Woods marched down the 17th fairway in the final match, the Ryder Cup was already lost.
Average attendance in the major leagues dropped 6.1 percent this year, its second straight decline and the biggest decrease since the season after the 1994-95 strike. This year's average of 28,168 was the majors' lowest since 1996 and was down from 30,012 last year.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Marian Gaborik scored his second goal of the game with 10 seconds left to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Cornhuskers' run of excellence ends
Even the most loyal citizens of Husker Nation -- and we know there are many -- have to admit it: The Big Red Machine is out of gas. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are mighty no more.
Chargers improve to 4-0
LaDainian Tomlinson tied host San Diego's single-game rushing record with 217 yards and scored on runs of 58 and 37 yards as the Chargers knocked off the defending champion New England Patriots 21-14 Sunday.
At The Belfry (Brabazon course)
Yankees gain home-field advantage
With no playoff spots at stake, the American League was left with lesser drama on the final day of the season.
Marjorie M. Hoskins
Marjorie M. Hoskins, 88, Brainerd, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Sonja D. Thelander
LITTLE FALLS -- Sonja D. Thelander, 99, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Dennis D. Doucette
LITTLE FALLS -- Dennis David Doucette, 59, Little Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in Ripley Township.
Dorothy H. Boucher
DEERWOOD -- Dorothy Helen Boucher, 85, Deerwood, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Nona I. Lound
IRONTON -- Nona I. Lound, 69, Ironton, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at home.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -- Amelia Ciatto, 67, Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at Pasco-Hernando Hospice Care Center in Dade City, Fla.
Minnie M. Druschba
LITTLE FALLS -- Minnie M. Druschba, 89, Little Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Larry Tusler, 62, Brainerd, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at home.
Cecelia E. Norrgran
BACKUS -- Cecelia E. Norrgran, 85, Backus, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at home.
Easing the line on North Korea
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You've heard Gov. Jesse Ventura say that Minnesota government spending doubled over the past decade.
Five years ago when our friend died and left two boys, we wondered who would step in and fill the big shoes of their father. Eric Klang stepped in with confidence and love and has been a faithful father and friend. He'd do the same as Crow Wing County Sheriff.
An easy call
It is hard to imagine a worse parody of a judicial confirmation process than the unfolding drama of Miguel Estrada's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Tony Pedregon races to sixth victory of season
JOLIET, Ill. -- Tony Pedregon raced to his third consecutive NHRA Funny Car victory and sixth of the season Sunday at the second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary Nationals presented by Racing Champions at Route 66 Raceway.
NASCAR team celebrates Sunday showing
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Rick Hendrick has a four-time Winston Cup winner and the circuit's leading driver in his stable.
Activists focus on abortion issue
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Abortion activists from both sides of the issue have plenty of fodder in this fall's governor's race -- and they plan to use it.
Negotiators for striking teachers and the International Falls School District wrapped up talks without a resolution Sunday after a marathon session.
Investigation confirms officer, suspect killed each other
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a Minneapolis police officer and a suspect killed each other in an exchange of gunfire at a public housing tower, Hennepin County Sheriff Pat McGowan said Monday, declaring the case closed.
Task force recommends merging New London, Spicer
NEW LONDON (AP) -- A public vote could be held in March after a task force recommended that New London, Spicer and New London Township merge into one, new town.
Albertville outlet mall sold
ALBERTVILLE (AP) -- A New Jersey-based real estate group that specializes in upscale outlet malls is buying two outlet centers in Minnesota and Wisconsin in an $89.5 million deal.
Minnesota hardest-working state in nation in report
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota is the hardest-working state in the nation, according to a new report by the U.S. Labor Department.
A bear killed by a car in central Minnesota last month wasn't the one that attacked a researcher a few hours earlier.
Security crackdown keeps foreign students off campus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Tightened security after Sept. 11 has taken its toll on Minnesota's colleges and universities.
Nurse takes agency to court
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This week, a judge will hear arguments on whether the Minnesota Health Department should be allowed to start collecting medical information, including names, birth dates and diagnoses, on nearly every Minnesotan.
Rangers squeak by Aitkin
CROSBY --The Crosby-Ironton Rangers girls' tennis team swept all four singles matches en route to a 4-3 victory over the Aitkin Gobblers in a non-conference matchup Monday.
Throw away records. Forget the past. When the Pine River-Backus Tigers square off against the Pequot Lakes Patriots emotion takes over.
Lakers defeat Warrior boys
Detroit Lakes -- Fatigue set in for the Brainerd Warriors boys' soccer team, which was defeated 6-1 by Detroit Lakes Saturday.
Spuds shut out Warrior girls
MOORHEAD -- Kate Bjornson's 15 saves weren't enough to save the Brainerd Warriors, who lost 2-0 against Moorhead in girls' soccer Saturday.
JV girls' soccer team loses first game
The Brainerd Warrior girls' junior varsity soccer team lost its first game of the season, 1-0, to Moorhead Saturday.
Pioneers lose twice at Foley
FOLEY -- The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Stumpf and Becky Korf won the only matches for Pierz, which was defeated 6-1 by West Central and 7-0 by Foley at the Foley quadrangular Saturday.
Raiders defender Joel Anderson reached out to tackle Hibbing quarterback Ryan Pike (16) during their clash at Central Lakes College Saturday.
Tigers claw past Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers eased past the Aitkin Gobblers 15-10, 15-8, 15-8 in a non-conference volleyball matchup Monday.
Last-minute goal dooms Flyers
ST. JOHN'S-- Little Falls' Joey Cotton collected a goal and an assist, but St. John's scored a goal with 30 seconds left in the game to edge the Flyers in a 4-3 heartbreaker Monday night.
Second half does in Flyers
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Little Falls' Andrea Ploof scored the lone goal for the Flyers but the 26-9 shots-on-goal margin in favor of St. John's Prep was too much to overcome as the Johnnies posted a 5-1 victory Monday.
Hibbing inches past Raiders, 7-3
Football is a game of inches.
Mesabi dispatches CLC volleyball team
The Central Lakes College Raiders never looked in synch, and were quickly dispatched by Mesabi Range 30-25, 30-24, 30-22 Saturday afternoon in community college volleyball.
Warrior bowlers split
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors opened the bowling season Saturday at Granite Bowl by defeating St. Cloud Cathedral 3-2 and losing to Sauk Rapids 3-2.
Roberts paces Brainerd at meet
ST. PAUL -- Jenna Roberts finished 13th, enabling the Brainerd Warriors girls' cross country team to finish in the top 20.
Pierz wins VB title at Onamia
ONAMIA -- Kari Block led Pierz to a 4-0 showing Saturday as the Pioneers won the Onamia tournament.
C-I's Radinovich wins again
BECKER -- Joe Radinovich, ranked fourth in Class 1A, captured top honors at the Big Lake/Becker Invitational with a time of 16:39 Monday.
Palmer, Binek win for S-M
FOSSTON -- Abby Palmer continued her domination for Staples-Motley, which finished fourth at the Fosston-Bagley swimming and diving invitational Saturday.
Twins prepared to face strong pitching
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins' lefty-laden lineup has, predictably, had trouble hitting left-handed pitching this year.
Kielty wins second game in two days
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another day, another go-ahead homer for Bobby Kielty.
How A's, Twins match up
A look at the best-of-five American League division series between the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics:
Oregon man wins Twin Cities Marathon
ST. PAUL (AP) -- If Dan Browne decided to call it quits after his first career marathon, he'd retire as an undefeated champion. Browne, 27, held off two Kenyan veteran runners to win the 21th Twin Cities Marathon in 2:11:35 Sunday.
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings gave themselves a thorough self-examination on Monday.
Boilermakers hand Gophers first loss
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue once again turned to its defense to bail out its mistake-prone offense and gain some momentum in the Big Ten.
Wells left off roster
Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire was distressed that he had to leave right-hander Bob Wells off his playoff roster.
Clueless in Seattle
SEATTLE -- The way Shaun Alexander performed on his way to five first-half touchdowns, there probably wasn't much Randy Moss could have done.
ESPN: Moss tested positive for marijuana
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss tested positive for marijuana last season and underwent another test by the NFL after his arrest last week, ESPN reported.
TWINS' STORY for '02: 'Contraction to Champions'
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Grateful running backs have been known to buy their linemen jewel-encrusted wristwatches or boots made from exotic animal skins. It isn't unheard of for a golfer to win a car and give it to his caddy.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely south this morning... Spreading north by afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s northwest to mid 80s southeast.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy...Breezy and very warm. A chance of morning showers and thunderstorms northwest. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.
September was rainier than usual
A wet September, with 2.76 inches of rain, followed a wetter than normal summer this year, DNR Forestry office officials reported today. The 10-year-average for September rainfall is 2.52 inches.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon...Mainly across the south. Some storms may produce very heavy rains. Highs from the mid 60s north...To the low 80s south.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly sunny...Breezy and warm. A chance for showers and thunderstorms north. Isolated light showers south ending this morning. Highs from the mid 70s to the upper 80s.
Fun with friends
Weather drawing by Brock Kruize in the Lowell School first-grade class of Sharon Jendro.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy north. Some patchy dense fog northeast this morning. Increasing cloudiness south with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs from the middle 50s northwest to the upper 70s southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Areas of dense fog across the north this morning. Scattered thunderstorms statewide...Most numerous in the northeast. Breezy and warm south. Highs in the mid 70s north to mid 80s south.
Ready to swing
Weather drawing by Devon Hutchison of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Dense fog advisory this morning south central...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and cooler with occasional rain west...And scattered showers developing east. Highs in the 40s west to the 70s extreme southeast.
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and warm. Isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s northwest to the 80s southeast.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...A chance of showers west and south this morning...And east this afternoon. Highs 45 northwest to the mid 50s southeast.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Model Kate Moss has given birth to her first child, a daughter, British newspapers reported Monday.
Musical presentation for all ages set for Oct. 17
Brainerd Community Education will sponsor "Cows, Bugs and Aardvarks," a free musical presentation for all ages from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Lincoln Elementary School gym. Seating is from 9:30-9:50 a.m.
Names and faces
RADNOR, Pa. (AP) -- As David Hasselhoff returns to the beaches of Hawaii for a "Baywatch" reunion, he said he's coming back a changed man from the time he starred on the popular television show.
Public participation sought in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- Public input is needed to help define the policies and goals for land use, growth management and community facilities in and around Crosslake.
U.N. weapons inspectors haggle with Iraqis over details
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Opening talks with Iraqi experts Monday, the chief U.N. weapons inspector said he expected unfettered access to suspect sites if his teams return and full cooperation in the meantime to make that happen.
Body found believed to be kidnapped boy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- An 11-year-old heir to a centuries-old family-owned bank was believed to be dead Tuesday, four days after the boy was kidnapped and despite the payment of a $990,000 ransom.
U.S. military presence growing in former French colony
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- Several dozen American soldiers raise a big green tent and shuffle it across the sand, making room for yet more equipment at a new U.S. military base that is growing larger by the day in this small but strategically located country in the Horn of Africa.
Sharon meets wall-to-wall criticism
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came under wall-to-wall criticism at home Monday for the bungled 10-day siege of Yasser Arafat's compound, which was aborted under intense U.S. pressure.
Toll rises in one of Africa's deadliest ferry disasters
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal promised answers Monday in one of Africa's worst ferry disasters, with President Abdoulaye Wade saying the vessel was overcrowded when it set out on the high seas and overturned, leaving 970 people missing or dead.
Hurricane Lili lashes Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- Hurricane Lili dumped heavy rains on western Cuba on Tuesday and 127,000 people fled their homes in fear of the storm that ripped roofs from buildings in the Cayman Islands and killed seven in Jamaica and St. Vincent.
Senegal's president promises those responsible for ferry disaster will be prosecuted
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- President Abdoulaye Wade promised criminal prosecution in Africa's deadliest ferry disaster Tuesday, as fishermen and villagers won permission to bury the rapidly decaying bodies they find washing up to shore.
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