MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 86, a year ago 282.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 62, a year ago 53.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 750.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Ventura, citing security, says he'll withhold public schedule
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura, citing security concerns, will no longer release a schedule of his planned public appearances, the state's top law enforcement official said Tuesday.
High court reinstates death penalty of man who claimed bad counsel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court left a death sentence in place Tuesday for a Tennessee killer whose new lawyers hoped he would be a test case for an examination of the quality of legal help given to people facing the death penalty.
Bush chastises lawmakers for leaking war secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, in a breakfast meeting with chastened lawmakers on Wednesday, backed off his decision severely restricting congressional briefings on the war against terrorists.
Congress asked for $5 billion to protect nation's drinking water
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Worried about the potential for terror attacks, the nation's water system operators are seeking up to $5 billion from Congress to upgrade drinking water and wastewater facilities, plus $155 million -- a 62-fold increase -- in Environmental Protection Agency security-planning funds.
Computer training for senior citizens set Nov. 8 in Backus
BACKUS -- The Region 5 Area Agency on Aging/Health Insurance Counseling Program is sponsoring a Senior Surf Day Computer Training from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Backus Elementary School.
Duluth's Park Point firefighter gives solitary, last line of defense
DULUTH (AP) -- What if?
With hunting season upon us, RMV users must know the off-road rules
The popularity of recreational motor vehicles has skyrocketed in recent years. Off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles are common equipment for many hunters.
Energy forum to feature three speakers
When state and local institutions work with individual citizens, community problems are often solved. As an example of this approach to problem solving, the Energy Forum "Solutions or Lights Out," scheduled 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, is involving folks throughout the state.
A farmer's love in an antique tractor collection
COTTONWOOD (AP) -- Byron Kompelien has a sickness and he's loving every minute of it.
Worrying at work
The number of Americans concerned about their safety at work hasn't grown significantly despite the attacks on the World Trade Center, according to a survey.
Maine faces lackluster blueberry harvest
ORLAND, Maine -- Maine's wild blueberry growers squeezed out an average harvest this year, but the summer drought devastated many operations and is expected to hurt next year's crop.
Area golfers make name for themselves in college
Seven lakes area golfers are enjoying competition at a higher level.
Coffin-building class gives unique perspective of death
GRAND MARAIS (AP) -- The build-your-own-coffin class starts with instructor Mark Hansen describing the first one he built.
Apple picking involves patience, deft technique and camaraderie
LAKE CITY (AP) -- When apples hang thick and heavy from trees in the Pepin Heights orchard, Jose Garcia knows that means two things:
WADENA -- A group of representatives of area agencies working to provide a place as a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for people with serious and persistent mental illness is planning a fund-raiser for a mental health peer center.
Pequot Lakes students surprise many with fund-raising efforts
Like many adults across the country, Pequot Lakes seventh- and eighth-graders expressed feelings of powerlessness after witnessing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Wastewater plant's aim to protect river
Millions of gallons of wastewater flows through the Brainerd Area Wastewater Treatment Facility daily before treated water is released into the Mississippi River.
Students take part in river protection
Students are learning first hand how to monitor water quality and are part of a diverse group of citizens who provide valuable data on the Mississippi River.
Brainerd Public Utilities is joining community-owned electric utilities around the country and the American Public Power Association in observing the 15th annual Public Power Week through Saturday.
Man sentenced for brother's death
AITKIN -- A 35-year-old Finlayson man found guilty in the death of his brother was sentenced in Aitkin County District Court to more than eight years in prison.
LITTLE FALLS -- A 25-year-old St. Cloud man has been charged in Morrison County court with two counts of assault after cutting the throat of a Little Falls man Friday.
Region 5 board to meet
STAPLES -- The Region 5 Board of Directors will meet 9 a.m. Thursday at the Region 5 office in Staples.
What happens to our wastewater
Wastewater moves into the Brainerd area system through pipes and pump stations and travels through the main pumping station near Kiwanis Park in Brainerd where heavy debris and grit is removed. The main pumping station is located on the old wastewater treatment plant site.
County airs North Long Lake zoning issue
Half a dozen people attended the Crow Wing County Board meeting Tuesday to address a zoning issue that could have created a commercial pocket north of North Long Lake.
Educators cover Advanced Placement programs at BHS
Brainerd School District students continue to outperform state and national Advanced Placement test results, but educators said younger students need to be encouraged to try the college-preparation classes.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-In order to trim a half-million dollars off the Crow Wing County payroll, commissioners plan to cut 100 employees during 1982.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Repair work on the Memorial Carillon bells atop the Crow Wing County Courthouse is under way. Crow Wing County Historical Society officials said a $2,900 contract to repair the bells was awarded to Arthur Kurtzman of Avon.
WALKER -- While state workers picket outside Ah-Gwah-Ching near Walker and the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, National Guardsmen are inside filling in the best they can.
Mel Hime's life devoted to serving Pillager, Cass County
PILLAGER -- Mel Hime dedicated much of his adult life to the Pillager community and Cass County, despite dealing with many adversities.
Hurricane kills at least 15 U.S. tourists, leaves 13,000 homeless
BIG CREEK, Belize (AP) -- Hurricane Iris, the year's most violent Atlantic storm, killed at least 15 U.S. tourists on a diving boat, wiped out Belize's banana crop and left 13,000 people homeless before losing strength over land.
Source of anthrax probed in Florida as fear of further infections spreads
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- FBI agents wearing white moon suits and gas masks scoured the newspaper offices of two men whose exposure to anthrax has prompted heightened fear of bioterrorism across the country.
Hijackers' bogus identification cards prompt scrutiny of state licensing rules
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- The deal struck in a suburban Washington parking lot was simple, authorities say: For $50, day laborer Herbert Villalobos agreed to sign forms that a Middle Eastern man needed to obtain a Virginia identification card.
Bush lists 'most-wanted' terrorists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush issued a new "Most Wanted" list on Wednesday, stepping up the worldwide pressure on 22 suspected terrorists, some of whom have been at large for years. "Terrorism has a face and today we expose it for the world to see," Bush said.
String of tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Nebraska; more than 100 homes destroyed
CORDELL, Okla. (AP) -- Emergency crews and residents began cleaning up Wednesday after a series of tornadoes tore across the Plains, severely damaging more than 100 homes and leaving tons of debris.
Airstrikes on Afghanistan slow as Pentagon says bombing won't be enough to win war
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led airstrikes on Afghanistan slowed as Pentagon officials said bombing alone would not defeat Osama bin Laden or the Taliban regime that shelters him.
Security becomes even tighter after U.S. air strikes
At Las Vegas resorts, they were taking no chances -- guests were asked for permission to inspect their trunks when they handed over cars for valet parking.
Passenger charges jet's cockpit
CHICAGO (AP) -- Startled by a screaming man's charge to the cockpit, at least a half-dozen American Airlines passengers leapt to their feet and pinned him down as he crashed through the door, witnesses said.
U.S. air raids continue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American pilots bombed targets in Afghanistan day and night on Tuesday as the Bush administration pressed its campaign to combat terrorism. The United Nations listed four security guards as civilian casualties of the military campaign.
Anthrax fears in Florida
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Federal officials suspect foul play rather than an environmental source is at the root of two Florida anthrax cases that have left one man dead and hundreds of co-workers lining up for medical tests.
Use of helicopter-borne forces likely next step in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON -- As U.S. warplanes shift from fixed targets in Afghanistan to bombing more mobile targets such as troop convoys, helicopter-borne special forces teams are poised for what is likely to be a prominent role in the next phase of attacks.
Few 2002 models get more than 30 mpg
WASHINGTON -- New passenger vehicles average about 21 miles per gallon and just 6 percent of the 2002 models headed for showrooms get more than 30 mpg, government statistics show.
Motorola cuts 7,000 more jobs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Slumping tech giant Motorola Inc. said Wednesday it is cutting 7,000 more jobs and confirmed it is headed for a fourth straight money-losing quarter.
Osterholm urges bioterrorism outlay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The country should spend $2 billion to prepare for a bioterrorism attack, infectious diseases expert Michael Osterholm told a Senate panel Tuesday.
New York lawmakers vow to fight for billions in federal aid for city's recovery
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's governor sought $54 billion in federal aid and the mayor ordered most departments to cut spending by 15 percent as the city tackles the economic fallout from last month's terrorist attacks.
Number in custody rises to more than 600
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people arrested in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks rose to more than 600 people.
Americans win Nobels in economics, chemistry
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Three Americans won the Nobel prize for economics Wednesday for research into how the control of information influences everything from used car sales to the boom in high-tech stocks.
Limbaugh tells audience he's nearly deaf, but wants to continue talk show
NEW YORK -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh surprised his listeners with the revelation that he has gone almost completely deaf over the past few months.
Diamondbacks blank Cards 1-0
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks played the first of their pair of aces and came away a shutout winner.
Things didn't go Seattle's way
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki couldn't get a hit when it mattered most. He couldn't steal a base when it really counted, either.
Johnson, Flutie share bad experience
Rob Johnson and Doug Flutie were on the same page for once, although not in the same stadium, this week.
Astros feast on Atlanta miscues
HOUSTON (AP) -- Greg Maddux thought he pitched one of the best games of his career and was losing when he left. Rey Sanchez, the shortstop acquired for his glove, made an error that put his team behind. And closer John Smoltz gave up a ninth-inning homer.
Maddux, Mariners and maybe McGwire begin playoff quest
First, the St. Louis Cardinals will see Curt Schilling. Then, Randy Johnson.
O'Neill will start vs. A's as DH
NEW YORK -- For the first time in seven years, Paul O'Neill will not be in right field when the Yankees open the playoffs. And O'Neill, who is still bothered by a stress fracture of his left foot, believes they are better off Wednesday night against the Oakland Athletics.
Rams, Warner crush Lions
PONTIAC, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions were determined Monday night to keep St. Louis Ram star Kurt Warner off the field.
Cleveland opens with 5-0 surprise over Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- While closing in on history last week, the Seattle Mariners couldn't escape hearing about their unbelievable record.
PILLAGER -- Melvin Hime, 82, Pillager, died today, Oct. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ruth M. Granum
Ruth M. Granum, 73, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Clarence 'Corky' H. Olson
NISSWA -- Clarence "Corky" H. Olson, 67, Nisswa, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at home.
Bryan L. Callahan
VERNDALE -- Bryan L. Callahan, 39, Verndale, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at his mother's home in Verndale.
Claude W. Sornberger Jr.
ONAMIA -- Claude W. Sornberger Jr., 77, Onamia, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.
HARDING -- John Litke, 90, Harding, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Jacqueline L. Johnson
McGREGOR -- Jacqueline L. Johnson, 53, McGregor, formerly of Blaine, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at home.
Ann V. Knutson
Ann V. Knutson, 86, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at home.
PILLAGER -- Melvin Hime, 82, Pillager, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
I am so disappointed with our governor.
Carrol 'Pat' I. Patrick
CROSBY -- Carrol "Pat" Ivan Patrick, 92, Crosby, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Geraldine Willmington, 91, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Lloyd H. Larson
CUSHING -- Lloyd Harry Larson, 58, Cushing, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at home.
PALISADE -- Sharon Landrus, 61, Palisade, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Leo 'Red' Whalen
Leo "Red" Whalen, 84, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
STAPLES -- Edith Black, 88, Staples, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Shady Lane Nursing Home in Wadena.
Jean C. Hoff
AITKIN -- Jean Carol Hoff, 58, Aitkin, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at home.
Doris Bloom, 76, Brainerd, died today, Oct. 10, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
The first business casualties of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the Brainerd area were probably Mesaba Airlines, its customers and area travel agencies.
A last resort
The following editorial was published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Open Forum letters sought
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Duty, honor, tax deductions
Do I have this right? If we just hold on a little longer in this crisis, the government might send us all on vacation?
Two gentle giants
WASHINGTON -- Two gentle giants have left us, and the world is a poorer place.
The evidence is mounting even though teens throughout the land might groan at the news: Graduated restrictions for new drivers translate into safer driving. Minnesota is one of 34 states that places some sort of phased licensing for teen drivers.
As a teacher, I'd like to take a moment to set the record straight on prayer in pu
O'Neill deserves some slack
As a Treasury secretary, Paul O'Neill has been as unlucky as predecessor Bob Rubin was blessed with good fortune.
Archie Serdahl will celebrate his 85th birthday Saturday with his family at his home in Deerwood.
Jarrett calls for NASCAR to mandate restraints
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dale Jarrett called on NASCAR to require the use of head-and-neck restraints, saying Tuesday there is enough known about the benefits of the devices to warrant the order.
Mediator calls for more talks
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Talks aimed at settling Minnesota's largest-ever state workers' strike will resume Thursday, a top official from the state Bureau of Mediation Services said Monday.
Gas prices stay low after Afghanistan bombing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The military action in Afghanistan isn't expected to trigger higher gasoline prices in Minnesota, which have been falling steadily since Labor Day.
Minnesotans keep on flying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesotans kept flying after the U.S.-led bombing in Afghanistan on Sunday and there were no signs of the travel drop off seen in the week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Airline faces 'thousands' of grievances over layoffs
EAGAN (AP) -- Northwest Airlines may face thousands of grievances because it allegedly violated seniority rights in laying off 3,300 ground workers, union leaders said.
Twin Cities arts community comes together for 'Elegy' concert
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performed together for the first time in 17 years as the Twin Cities arts community came together for a benefit for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Striking union members to rally before new talks begin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Striking state employees hope to build momentum before negotiations resume Thursday with a series of "solidarity rallies" across the state.
THE ATTACKS AND MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota law enforcement officials confirmed Monday that they have developed a list of potential targets for a terrorist attack in the state.
Deal reached on sale of LTV assets
HOYT LAKES (AP) -- LTV Corp. on Wednesday announced an agreement to sell the assets of its LTV Steel Mining Co. to subsidiaries of Cleveland Cliffs Inc. and Minnesota Power for $25 million.
Seeds of state worker strike sown long ago
ST. PAUL -- Starting in January, Georgia O'Hara held off on big pur
Double-amputee halts quest to scale Mount Everest
DULUTH (AP) -- A double-amputee's quest to scale Mount Everest was called off Monday after high wind and heavy snow forced him and his team to turn back 3,000 feet short of the summit.
Local sports shorts
Scott Moen of Brainerd has been named the boys' soccer player of the Central Lakes Conference for the week ending Oct. 6. Moen had a goal and two assists in the Warriors' first-ever win over St. Cloud Tech.
Warrior boys finish regular soccer season with win
In a tuneup for the Section 8, Class 2A boys' soccer playoffs, the Brainerd Warriors wanted to stay injury-free Tuesday and start a winning streak against Central Lakes Conference opponent Alexandria Tuesday.
Apollo downs LF in boys' soccer
LITTLE FALLS -- The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles scored three goals in the first half and went on to post a 4-1 Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer triumph over the Little Falls Flyers.
Pierz defeats St. Cloud Cathedral
ST. CLOUD -- The Pierz Pioneers bettered their record to 17-5 after beating St. Cloud Cathedral 1-15, 15-9, 15-2, 15-3 in non-conference volleyball Monday.
Willmar beats Flyer boys
WILLMAR -- The Little Falls Flyers fell to Willmar 6-3 in Central Lakes Conference boys' soccer Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Solinger wins, Pierz boys', girls' 2nd
BROOTEN -- Amidst the clouds and the rain Tuesday, both the Pierz Pioneers boys' and the girls' cross country teams fell just short of catching Big Lake at the Central Minnesota Conference meet.
The Brainerd Warriors have been seeded fifth in the North Subsection 8AA team tennis tournament at Grand Forks Center Courts.
Pierz advances to Section 7A team tennis tournament
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers defeated the Pequot Lakes Patriots 5-2 in the opening round of the Subsection 7A team tennis tournament Monday.
Warrior girls ride first-game momentum to volleyball win
Coming off a second-place finish at the Pierz Invitational Oct. 6, the Brainerd Warriors volleyball team was feeling confident going into the home stretch of its Central Lakes Conference schedule.
Big North Star game on tap
Words aren't necessary to embellish Friday's 7 p.m. game at Pine River between the 5-1 Pine River-Backus Tigers and the undefeated (6-0) Pequot Lakes Patriots.
Willmar outscores Flyer girls
BELLE PRAIRIE -- Willmar proved too much for the Little Falls Flyers to handle in a 7-3 Central Lakes Conference girls' soccer loss Monday.
Verndale comes together as a team for volleyball win
MENAHGA -- The Verndale Pirates volleyball team decided to disrupt Menahga's parents night Tuesday by defeating Park Region Conference foe 7-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-7.
Vikings sign Antonio Wilson from practice squad
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have moved linebacker Antonio Wilson from their practice squad to their active roster and released fullback Matt Snider, the team announced Tuesday.
Players want to be better
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Win Twins.
Old game haunts Mason
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Glen Mason knew the question was coming. The inevitable query about Minnesota's nightmarish, last-second loss to Northwestern last season.
McHale has no plans to bench Brandon
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Terrell Brandon will be the Timberwolves starting point guard for the foreseeable future, despite his statements that he wouldn't mind relinquishing the job as early as next season.
We strive for a 'normal' October in Minnesota
Breaking national and world news tells us the physical attack on terrorism has begun. Air strikes have been taking place in Afghanistan against targets critical to Osama bin Laden and his followers. We also hear the terrorists are likely to respond to those attacks, with the biggest question now being, "How?"
EMILY -- Emily Charter School will host an Apple Pie Social from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Students learn firsthand about nature
HACKENSACK -- Sixth-graders from Royalton and their teachers not only had the peak of fall leaf colors, but a sunny day to receive their conservation and natural resource education this year at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve near Hackensack.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Breezy with highs in the 60s to around 70.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Chance of morning shower east. Otherwise cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy. Windy east. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Increasing cloudiness. A chance of rain west and south in the afternoon. Highs 55 to 65.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early north...Then partly sunny. Increasing clouds west and south with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Highs in the 60s to around 70 southeast.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Becoming sunny west. Morning cloudiness and light rain east...Then becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Windy most areas. Highs in the mid 50s to the lower 60s.
On the lake
Weather drawing by Caylea Franzen of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Leaves are falling
Weather drawing by Spencer Michals of Ms. Kobes' second grade class at Lincoln school.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...A chance of showers southwest. Areas of rain north...With scattered showers and thunderstorms diminishing southeast. Blustery with highs from the middle 50s to middle 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms west and central...A chance of showers and
Iowa state forecast
Today...Scattered showers and thunderstorms east half. Showers ending west half by this afternoon. Breezy with nearly steady or slowly falling temperatures in the mid to upper 50s northwest. Highs in the lower 70s southeast...With 60s elsewhere.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for mainly afternoon showers. Highs in the 60s to around 70.
The Weather Elsewhere
State forecast for south dakota
Tuesday...Rain likely with a few thunderstorms southeast. Rain changing to snow in the black hills. Highs from the 40s far west to the 60s east.
The Weather Elsewhere
False alarm reveals true colors of 'perfect man'
DEAR ABBY: I am in my mid-20s and have found the perfect man. We are very much in love and have discussed marriage. We are sexually active and responsible about using birth control.
TOPS 1702 will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Call Linda at 829-1243.
Names and faces
DENVER (AP) -- Music will become even more important as the United States retaliates for last month's terrorist attacks, said country singer Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel.
Dear Heloise: Our family loves Italian croutons in soup, salad, etc. They are quite expensive. Do you have a recipe for making them? Thank you. -- Mary, Rochester, N.Y.
Movie director Herbert Ross dies at 74
NEW YORK (AP) -- Herbert Ross, a choreographer and director who worked on films including "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand and "Steel Magnolias" with Julia Roberts, died Tuesday. He was 74. The cause of death was not immediately released.
Childproof caps on oil-based products may be required
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Of all the dangers that could harm her twin sons, Teresa Bryson never considered baby oil.
Decision to forgive washes away resentment
DEAR ABBY: I'm writing in response to "Controlled and Trapped," the 18-year-old woman who was forbidden by her mother to visit "Tom" in Tennessee unless she took a chaperone. She never did go, and she regretted it for the next 40 years. She finally got her own apartment, but continued to feel deep resentment toward her mother. You recommended counseling.
Names and faces
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sharon Stone has been released from a hospital after being treated for more than a week for bleeding on her brain.
Veterans protest removal of American-born doctors from clinic in Kentucky
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Angry veterans protested Tuesday outside a Veterans Affairs clinic where two part-time American physicians were relieved of their duties, leaving only three doctors from the Middle East.
Working Mother releases list of top 100 companies; some lauded for family friendly perks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Merck & Co. offers auto maintenance for employees at the pharmaceutical maker's headquarters. Software company SAS provides take-home dinners and a hairstylist three times a week. Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. sends baby formula to employees' homes for a newborn's first year.
Two Americans and a German-born scientist win the Nobel in physics
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Two Americans and a German scientist shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating a new state of matter: an ultra-cold gas that could aid in developing smaller and faster electronics.
Gaza universities closed in Palestinian effort to halt anti-U.S. protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian Authority closed universities and schools in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a day after two Palestinians were killed and 76 hurt during protests against the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan. It was the deadliest internal fighting in years.
Powerful hurricane makes landfall in Belize
BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) -- Hurricane Iris quickly lost strength Tuesday after making landfall in Belize, with winds dropping from 140 mph to 80 mph.
Islamic students hold third day of anti-US protests in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Police fired tear gas to stop about 1,000 Islamic students storming the grounds of Indonesia's Parliament during a protest Wednesday against U.S.-led strikes in Afghanistan, witnesses said.
Rescue workers still recovering bodies from Italy's worst aviation disaster
MILAN, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews tried Tuesday to recover the last bodies trapped in the wreckage of a SAS airliner that collided with a business jet and a building a day earlier, killing 118 people in Italy's worst aviation disaster.
Russia's retrieved nuclear submarine Kursk is on its way to harbor
MURMANSK, Russia (AP) -- A giant barge hauled the sea-battered remains of the Kursk nuclear submarine toward dock Tuesday, while a senior Russian official sought to downplay potential radiation danger from its twin nuclear reactors.
Defiant Taliban say bin Laden alive, safe
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban rulers said they were still capable of defending the country despite attacks Wednesday on their home base of Kandahar and U.S. claims of air supremacy. They also said terror suspect Osama bin Laden was alive and safe.
Tiny Pacific kingdom of Tonga rocked by millions of dollars in lost investments
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Tonga, the Pacific's only kingdom, is being rocked by a scandal involving the loss of millions of dollars of investments based partially on the advice of its 83-year-old king's court jester -- an American businessman.
U.N. says four Afghan workers killed in air raids
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Four Afghan security guards for a U.N. mine-clearing program were killed in a U.S. air assault, the United Nations said Tuesday, the first independent confirmation of civilian deaths since the airstrikes began.
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