DAVIS, Calif. -- After a 10-mile run, University of California, Davis cross-country runners conducted some unusual research -- they sniffed their socks.
Imation stock falls after third-quarter warning
OAKDALE (AP) -- Imation Corp. stock fell more than 13 percent Friday after the company said it expects third-quarter revenues to be down 16 percent and is considering sale of the company.
Taking a holistic approach to customer service
NEW YORK -- It's widely believed that businesses, regardless of their size, must operate online if they expect to survive. Customers increasingly expect to do business over the Internet.
Around the watercooler
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: Those successful enough to become middle managers or senior executives apparently should not fret about the impact an involuntary career change could have on their financial and personal well-being.
Japanese and Pacific region funds fall from grace
NEW YORK -- After a stellar 1999, Japanese and Pacific region funds have fallen on hard times. Indeed, the categories have experienced a complete reversal of fortune in the space of nine months.
Quality to the front
WILTON, Conn. (AP) -- Do you recall when the word "quality" was likely to be part of a company slogan rather than a guarantee -- a goal often sought but not achieved, a promise made easily and just as easily forgotten?
Nefstead stepping down as S-M chamber director
After nearly six years as a tireless supporter of the Staples-Motley area, Mel Nefstead is stepping down as the chamber of commerce executive director.
When your job isn't what you expected
WASHINGTON -- When they are hired or take on new responsibilities, most workers have a general, if not specific, idea of the tasks and expectations their managers have for them.
Once-dominant Pizza Hut cooking up new appeal
DALLAS -- Larry Dykstra remembers when the extent of Pizza Hut's decline hit him like a pie in the face.
Big-time mergers play out as delicate balancing acts
NEW YORK -- DaimlerChrysler AG's recent announcement that the international car maker's Chrysler unit had lost $500 million last quarter is a pointed reminder of the delicate balancing act needed to ensure a successful merger between two giant corporations.
Advocates, regulators focus on possible bias in online travel services
NEW YORK -- Online travel agencies that promise to find low airfares may be playing favorites with the airlines.
Visitors giants in miniatures shop
PEQUOT LAKES -- Items look real enough to use -- if a person were as tall as a pop can.
Fed decision not enough to reassure battered Wall Street
NEW YORK -- No one expected the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this past week, yet Wall Street was far from thrilled when the central bank announced it was indeed leaving rates alone.
Dan Hegstad was promoted to station manager of KAWB in Brainerd.
Pets of Week
Zinny, Mercy and Rue are three 4-month-old female Lab/terrier/springer mixes who are black-and-white with long silky hair.
'Gender wars' catch kids in the cross fire
The phrase "gender wars" was first used to describe the skirmishes between men and women that followed the liberation of one of the combatants.
Tips for taking car trips with pets offered
Dear Readers: If you are traveling with your pet, especially by car, there are a few things you should know to make the trip pleasant for all concerned.
Child in need
Oftentimes the kids on Kinship Partners' waiting list are kids who have special needs.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a fire at the Lake View Trailer Park Friday afternoon on Lot No. 30.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
The State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover at 11:54 p.m. Friday in Mille Lacs County at the junction of highways 47 and 18 and 460th Street.
Crosslake City Council
Golfers will get chance to help the needy
It's only October but the giving season is already under way. Turkey Tee Times is a new program developed to make families' Thanksgiving complete.
Health care and medical services
Blood Pressure Clinics
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Supplemental information for vitamins, minerals
A new independent newsletter free of financial conflicts may help people make better choices in the baffling, hype-infested marketplace of vitamins, minerals and botanicals.
Rx: Error free by 2003
Calling doctors' illegible handwriting a major public health menace, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices is campaigning to make all drug prescriptions electronic within three years.
Chemical dependency groups and AA groups
On brink of nursing shortage?
The nursing shortage may be like a tsunami with the critical wave yet offshore and area health care professionals seeing a looming problem coming this way.
Health care solutions to be forum topic
Finding solutions for the region's health care worker shortage in central Minnesota is the topic of a regional forum set from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 in the cafeteria at Central Lakes College.
They keep their eyes on the potatoes
LITTLE FALLS -- Lucy Tanner and Sandy Morse have found horseshoes, yellow foundation bricks, golf balls and shoes in their line of work each fall.
Long live the king
LUVERNE (AP) -- On Andrew's big night, he sat on stage in his high school gym and waited as the reigning homecoming royalty silently read a scroll bearing the names of their successors.
Legionella discovered in body of patient
COON RAPIDS (AP) -- The bacterium that causes Legionnaire's disease was found in the body of a patient who died at a hospital in this northern Twin Cities suburb, and could have caused that person's death, state health officials said.
Baby boomlet in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Perhaps it was the New Year's celebrations, which were especially big as the calendar flipped over to 2000.
Three-year-old doesn't remember accident that took his arms
ROBBINSDALE -- Three-year-old Parker Sebens doesn't remember the grain auger accident that severed his arms almost three weeks ago and sent him to the hospital in critical condition.
Police union alleges St. Paul sets traffic ticket quota
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The St. Paul police union is threatening to file a lawsuit against the city, which the union says is illegally pressuring officers to meet quotas for writing traffic tickets.
Universal Pensions Inc., Brainerd, purchased a portion of the U.S. Bank's Master Retirement Program, the bank announced Friday.
Minnesota woman dies in Key West scooter crash
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A Minnesota woman died when she crashed her rented motor scooter into the back of a delivery truck.
Loyal fans brave cold
Maria Ervasti (left) and Connie Denny wrapped themselves in a blanket to to stave off wind chills of 15 degrees as their Verndale Pirates football team held off the Wheaton Warriors 36-34 in overtime at Verndale on Friday.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 8 - 80 years ago (1920) - Thirty-eight Pillager people, by actual count, were in Brainerd last Saturday, visiting dentists, doctors, lawyers, stores, garages, etc.
Minnesotan's yak farm helps Tibetan-Americans stay in touch with culture of their homeland
COLD SPRING (AP) -- On a recent brilliant autumn day, a farmer led his herd of Tibetan yaks up a slope and across the wind-blown green land.
Friends at the Northwoods Cafe in Pillager received a "letter" from a former guest, a lovable pooch. Read about a dog's life Monday in The Dispatch.
Rich Iowa widow allegedly duped by identity-switching ex-attorney
BURLINGTON, Iowa -- When his son was born during the Great Depression, Wilfred F. Rice was adamant that he grow up to be well-educated and refined, appreciating the finer things in life.
Navy awards multibillion-dollar computer services contract
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a bold move to privatize its computer services and strengthen its defenses against hackers, the Navy awarded a contract potentially worth $9 billion to a Texas company to link hundreds of separate Navy and Marine Corps computer networks into a single, seamless system.
Clinton congratulates Congress over drunken-driving standard
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton is congratulating Congress for sending him legislation that would set a national standard for drunken driving.
House passes measure to curtail sex trade
WASHINGTON -- The House, responding to a dramatic increase in sex trafficking in the past decade, on Friday passed a measure designed to protect women and children smuggled into the United States and forced into prostitution and other forms of slave labor.
Indecency charge throws conservative legal foundation into turmoil
ATLANTA -- Some of Matthew Glavin's greatest successes have come in court.
Farnsworth dies of self-inflicted gun wound
LINCOLN, N.M. -- Richard Farnsworth was battling terminal cancer during the filming of "The Straight Story," a movie that earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. His fight ended Friday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Daughter says Frank Sinatra got mob boss to help JFK in election
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Frank Sinatra got Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana to help John F. Kennedy win the presidency, one of the singer's daughters claims in an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview.
Ford, GM vehicles being recalled over seat-belt latches
DETROIT (AP) -- An auto parts maker has recalled seat-belt buckle latches in nearly 300,000 General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. vehicles over concerns they may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash.
Ex-Starr spokesman Bakaly acquitted of Clinton probe leaks
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge acquitted the former spokesman for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr of contempt of court charges despite concluding he was misleading about leaks from the investigation of President Clinton.
They're dressed to the nines now in NHL
Now that the NHL has expanded to 30 teams, marketing tactics must grow as well. This season 11
They're wild about the Wild in Minnesota
People along the Iron Range, the vast rolling hills in northern Minnesota where iron ore is hauled from the ground, are ready for the NHL. They hear the call of the Minnesota Wild.
FOR EGGHEADS ONLY: If Buffalo's Marcellus Wiley (Columbia) sacks Miami's Jay Fiedler (Dartmouth) on Sunday, it will be the first time one Ivy Leaguer sacked another in the NFL since 1984. The sacker then was Reggie Williams (Dartmouth) of Cincinnati and the sackee was Joe Dufek (Yale) of Buffalo.
National sports briefs
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The NHL will now decide when Marty McSorley returns to the ice.
Vikings, Bucs reach a crossroads Monday night
MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL season is only six weeks old. Is it too soon to call any one game pivotal?
The irresistible force, the immovable object and Thurman
The Miami Dolphins have allowed just 38 points in five games, by far the best in the NFL.
Hail to the Vikings?
Most people laughed when Dennis Green suggested at the start of the season that his Minnesota Vikings might have a shot at the Super Bowl.
Can Tampa Bay lose three games in a row?
Two weeks ago, Tampa Bay was 3-0, the best team in the NFL -- or at least the co-best with St. Louis. The defense was as good as ever, and the Bucs had an offense averaging 31 points in their first three games.
Wild joins the NHL, loses to Mighty Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Well, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks certainly upheld the honor of the NHL's original 26 teams Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond. But -- and doesn't there always seem to be a but when the Ducks are involved? -- it was no casual skate through and around one of the league's two new teams.
How Tampa Bay and Minnesota match up
TAMPA BAY (3-2) AT MINNESOTA (4-0)
Daunte proves there's no time like present
The expectation was that Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper would have to be gone over with coarse sandpaper and fine sandpaper, given a couple of coats of stain, another coat of varnish and then polished. Then, he might be ready for display.
Charles C. Clink
PEQUOT LAKES -- Charles "Chuck" Carl Clink, 74, Pequot Lakes, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Betty J. Johnson
SWANVILLE -- Betty J. Johnson, 60, Swanville, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Louis Flategraff, 70, Pinehurst, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at First Health Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.
HACKENSACK -- Vivian Muryes, 88, Hackensack, died Thursday Oct. 5, 2000 in Backus.
Kathleen Sayers Watkins
WASHINGTON -- Kathleen Sayers Watkins, 59, Washington D.C., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Du Bois, Pa.
Kathleen M. Daniels
Kathleen Mae Daniels, 47, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at her home.
Federal lawmakers' addresses
Sen. Paul Wellstone
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Under the image
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of Russia's standing as a world superpower, the country has gone to great lengths to convey an image of strength when it knows the world is watching. In the recent Summer Olympics, for example, Russian athletes maintained the country's traditional excellence.
As a young voter I take offense at the accusations that low voter turnout among 18-24 year olds is due to a "non-caring, care-free, responsibility-less" generation. How c
Business dedicated to restoring relics of boating's golden age
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Most of the old boats at the Great River Boat Works would be regarded as derelicts now: tired, old, worn out and used up almost beyond rescue.
Acorns are valuable food for animals, birds and humans
A sure sign and sound of autumn is acorns littering the lawn and dropping on the roof at night. The sound often startles me as the nuts break the nocturnal noiselessness by tapping on and rolling down the shingles. I'm a roof kind of person and love this unique dance of fall.
Trespass laws to be clarified in upcoming session
The DNR will work with legislators, landowners, and conservation and recreation groups in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session to clear up trespass issues on private property.
Toss over the duck call, please, and the sunscreen too
On a day better suited for sun bathing, camo-clad hunters hunkered in cattails and wild rice on area lakes and marshes for the Sept. 30 Minnesota duck opener.
Mobile duck hunting
PIERZ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there are more ducks migrating over North America than there have been in decades.
Julie Wiechmann and Theodore Otto were married June 10, 2000, at St. Francis Church with Father Richard Kunst officiating.
Kenneth and Phyllis Whitney, Baxter, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at their home, 150 Charles St. N., Baxter. No gifts please.
Haley Wimmer and Jayme Gottsch were married Aug. 4, 2000, with Darrell Paske officiating.
Jodi Kiel and Tom Johnson were married May 20, 2000, in Pease by the Rev. Gerald Vander Hoek and the Rev. LeRoy Nevin officiating.
Katie Doubet and Jed Eisel were married July 1, 2000, at Zion Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Paul Biegner officiating.
Laura Lynn Roelofs and Kristopher Kelly Lynk were married June 17, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd with the Rev. Ron Green and the Rev. James Fretheim officiating.
Hazel Fundine will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pillager Assemblies of God Church basement. No gifts please.
Danell Levno and Charles Eggert were married July 29, 2000, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church of Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Fruth officiating.
Brooke Meyer and Chad Ylinen were married June 10, 2000, at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Dan Cites officiating.
Caren Ackerson and Lee Hines were married July 8, 2000, at the Presbyterian Church of Randall with the Rev. Suzanne Cekalla officiating.
Marnie Pikula and Darin Coleman were married June 24, 2000, at St. Francis Catholic Church of Brainerd with the Rev. Leo Otto officiating.
Katy Caughey and Dana Blume were married July 8, 2000, at St. Mathias Catholic Church of Fort Ripley with Deacon Roger Marks officiating.
Russell and Gladys Schmidt, Nisswa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Nisswa Community Center. A buffet luncheon will be provided. No gifts please.
Amy Engler and Ted Halbur were married June 24, 2000, at First Lutheran Church of Brainerd with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Leonard and Mary Stelzel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd American Legion. No gifts please.
Karen Hatch and Clayton Barg were married March 11, 2000, at St. John's Church of Canberra, Australia.
Foreign policy finally stirs in presidential campaign
WASHINGTON -- Republicans give George W. Bush credit for promoting a Russian role in smoothing the transition from despot to democrat in Yugoslavia -- an idea dismissed in debate as risky by Al Gore even as his boss was trying to get Moscow to step in.
WASHINGTON -- The steady migration of the nation's restless population during the 1990s has helped make Sun Belt states such as Arizona and Florida -- once Republican strongholds -- surprisingly competitive in this year's presidential race.
Clinton backs effort to defeat Oregon referendums seen as anti-union
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton said Friday the effort to defeat referendums in Oregon restricting the use of union dues for political purposes is a "metaphor for what this election is all about."
Presidential candidates seek crucial Florida votes
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Al Gore promoted his Social Security, Medicare and other retirement-related programs before senior citizens, as a feisty George W. Bush promised to challenge his rival during their next presidential debate on his "consistent pattern" of making embellishments.
The next Jeff Gordon?
DEERWOOD -- As 16-year-old Trent Snyder sat next to his father, Steve, in the kitchen at their rural Deerwood home, he was asked what his long-term racing goal is.
Tire shortage could influence NASCAR races
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- If there's one constant in racing it's tires: Every car has them and all sets are exactly the same.
Verndale rallies, stops Wheaton in overtime
VERNDALE -- Matt Kern's three touchdowns were just enough to help the Verndale Pirates nip the Wheaton Warriors 36-34 in overtime in a Pheasant Conference football game Friday
Warrior boys in shutout
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors held the Sartell Sabres to only four shots on goal and recorded a 7-0 shutout victory in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer action Friday.
Braham stiffles Aitkin in 2nd half
AITKIN --The Braham Bombers shut out the Aitkin Gobblers in the second half and recorded a 26-14 victory in Great River Conference football Friday.
Rangers roll up yardage in win
EVELETH -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers rushed for 356 yards and had 451 yards of total offense in a 57-6 Sea Range Conference football triumph over the Eveleth-Gilbert Bears Friday.
Warriors need help to catch Willmar now
SARTELL -- The Brainerd Warriors need a favor from Rocori or St. Cloud Tech in the Central Lakes Conference football race.
Rainy River blocks CLC
INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team lost to Rainy River 15-10, 15-11, 15-5 In North Division play Friday.
Willmar tramples Little Falls 41-18
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers football team fell to the unbeaten Willmar Cardinals 41-18 in Central Lakes Conference action Friday.
Pequot Lakes coasts to 38-0 victory
WALKER -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots limited the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves to 60 yards of total offense and posted a 38-0 victory in North Star Conference football Friday.
Park Rapids stops W-DC
WADENA -- The Park Rapids Panthers defeated the Wadena Deer-Creek Wolverines 20-18 in a Mid-State Conference football game Friday night.
Pillager blanks Parkers Prairie
PARKERS PRAIRIE -- The Pillager Huskies jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead and went on to defeat the Parkers Prairie Panthers 36-0 in a Prairie Conference North football game.
Area events Saturday
High School Volleyball
Warriors' offense, defense make a point
SARTELL -- After returning to the Class 5A football ratings this week the Brainerd Warriors went out and confirmed that their ranking is warranted.
Balanced Pierz rolls to victory
PIERZ -- The balanced offensive attack wasn't pioneered in Pierz, but the Pioneers worked it to perfection as they dismantled the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles' defense for a 28-7 Central Minnesota Conference football victory Friday.
Bremer casts his vote for Tom Kelly
Dick Bremer has been broadcasting Twins games for nearly 20 years. He is one of the most respected and knowledgeable broadcasters in the majors.
Computer desks need to get down to reality
Set aside your high-tech interests for a moment to consider a somewhat more low-tech subject: furniture.
CueCat kicks up a lot of kitty litter
The mouse on my desktop got a companion recently -- the CueCat -- and it's a fascinating gadget indeed.
Test of 'dynamic pricing' angers Amazon customers
Few things stir up a consumer revolt quicker than the notion that someone else is getting a better deal. That's a lesson Amazon.com has just learned.
Encarta, Britannica compete on disc and online
Now that the two standout multimedia encyclopedias, Microsoft Encarta and Encyclopedia Britannica, have started to put their contents on the Internet for free consumption, will their CD-ROM cousins wind up a footnote in the transition from leather-bound tomes to digital information?
Government Web sites don't comply with children's privacy law
WASHINGTON -- Contrary to a federal directive, major government Web sites including the one operated by the White House are not adhering to a law that requires companies to obtain parental consent before soliciting personal information from children.
Wizards look to IPv6 to expand Net's limits
As 360 million people worldwide trip happily through cyberspace -- buying books, sending e-mail and checking stock prices -- a crisis is quietly building that threatens to slam the brakes on the Internet's phenomenal growth.
Weather drawing by Megan Griggs of Mr. Trucano's fourth grade class at Baxter school.
In August we served 1,141 meals over 25 serving days for an approximate average of 46 meals per day. In September we served 985 meals over 25 serving days for an approximate average of 39 per day.
Mom must hold her ground against in-laws' indulgence
DEAR ABBY: "Angry Arizona Mom" hates to make waves when her in-laws give her sons sips of alcohol. I, too, didn't make waves when my stepfather taught my younger son and nephew to smoke. I wanted the boys to have a good relationship with their grandfather.
The Center-Mission Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with a potluck luncheon and meeting at the Mission Town Hall.
Guerrillas capture three Israeli soldiers
YARIN, Lebanon -- Lebanese guerrillas captured three Israeli soldiers in an assault with rockets and machine guns on patrols and border posts Saturday as violence that has rocked the Palestinian territories for more than a week spread to the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Milosevic concedes; Kostunica poised to take charge
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- With the army behind him and Slobodan Milosevic wishing him well, Vojislav Kostunica appeared free to take his presidential oath and begin leading Yugoslavia out of a decade of war and turmoil and into a welcoming Europe.
Palestinians force Israelis out of Joseph's Tomb
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israel on Saturday pulled its soldiers out of Joseph's Tomb, a tiny enclave that had come under steady fire from Palestinian gunmen for the past week. Within hours, Palestinian civilians -- some armed -- stormed the site, setting fires and trashing Hebrew texts and equipment left behind by the army.
Aeromexico plane crashes upon landing, killing at least six on ground
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- An Aeromexico plane carrying 88 people skidded out of control as it was landing in heavy rain on the Texas-Mexico border, slamming into cars and through houses. At least six people in its path were killed, including a woman and her three young children.
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