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THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: America's corporate badboys have tainted the job of chief executive officer, at least for now, according to a new survey of 150 senior executives.
Firm's collapse blow to business of regenerative medicine
The business of regenerative medicine was dealt another blow this week with the collapse of Advanced Tissue Sciences Inc. of San Diego, a pioneering company that sold a replacement skin for burn victims and diabetics.
DEAR HELP WANTED: I am an experienced computer consultant who has been out of work for the past 14 months.
On the money
NEW YORK -- As you've watched your savings accounts shrink, have you given any thought to how the 2-1/2 year market slide and depressed interest rates have affected your parents' retirement nest egg?
Wall Street finally enjoys an upbeat week
For the stock market, happy days are here again. Two of them, anyway.
Gregg Meierhofer recently joined Brainerd Savings and Loan as a loan officer at the Brainerd Savings Loan Center.
Q. I received a letter from a company offering to help me recover unclaimed money that a state is holding and that may be mine. They want me to pay a fee for the service. Should I pay?
NEW YORK -- It sounds almost cliched: A business partnership is like a marriage.
There will be a dedication of the Malmo Evangelical Free Church sanctuary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The church is at the junction of Highways 47 and 18, northeast corner of Lake Mille Lacs.
Mormon church proclaims support for Bush's Middle East policy
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Mormon church offered support for President Bush's policy in the Middle East, qualifying remarks by an apostle who denounced war at a conference of thousands of faithful last weekend.
Inmates encounter Christ at weekend retreat
Several inmates at the Crow Wing County Jail annex recently had a life-changing experience during a weekend retreat called Residents Encountering Christ.
Report: Iraq, China, other countries repress religion
WASHINGTON -- Iraq continues to wage a brutal campaign of "murder, summary execution, arbitrary arrest and protracted detention" against its Shiite population, a new State Department report says.
Survey says U.S. Jewish population declining, aging
NEW YORK -- A once-a-decade report that shapes how American Jews work to keep their religion vital found the population has declined and grown older since 1990, according to statistics released earlier this week.
State church leaders condemn any strike on Iraq
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Church leaders strongly condemned any unilateral, pre-emptive strike by the U.S. against Iraq as "un-American" and said they believe the religious right is drowning out the views of more moderate faith-based citizens.
Emily Wesleyan Church will host live via satellite the seminar "Boundaries" with Henry Cloud from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Cost: $8, which includes lunch. Call (218) 763-HOPE to register by Oct. 28. Cloud is an inspirational speaker, nationally known psychologist and best-selling author. For more information contact Pastor Jeff Fradenburgh at (218) 763-HOPE.
Vatican set to release response to U.S. bishops' action plan against clergy sexual abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is putting the finishing touches on its response to the clerical sex abuse policy drawn up by America's Roman Catholic bishops as the leader of the U.S. prelates prepares to visit the Holy See.
Minnesota and higher education
The following editorial was published Tuesday in the Duluth News-Tribune.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 181, a year ago 182.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle estimate: 400. Last Friday: 1719. Year ago Friday: 393. Thursday actual: 435.
State corn and soybean harvests forecast at record levels
ST. PAUL (AP) -- At a time when prices are relatively high, Minnesota farmers are expected to harvest record corn and soybean crops this year, the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday.
MINNEAPOLI(AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 172, a year ago 62.
Contact your federal lawmakers
Sen. Paul Wellstone
GARRISON -- Four people were injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Highway 18 at Highway 6 west of Garrison.
WADENA -- Three juveniles were arrested Friday in connection with a Sept. 29 burglary at Bill's Guns, two miles north of Wadena.
Nathan and Norma (Stangel) Eckman, Brainerd, a boy, Brian Vernon, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, Aug. 28, 2002. Grandparents are Robert and Vicki Eckman, Walker, Darrell and Tami Stangel, Crosby, and Duane Gard, Pine River.
School lunch menus
Koch takes three-shot led in Tournament of Champions
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Carin Koch was cautious when discussing her first-round lead at the LPGA Tournament of Champions.
Report: Pentagon plans smallpox vaccinations
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the White House moving toward a military attack against Iraq, the Pentagon is expected to start vaccinating up to 500,000 troops against smallpox once the vaccine is licensed in mid-November, a published report said.
Tips to replace a tub spout
A friend recently called and mentioned that the trip lever on her tub spout wasn't working. She said she couldn't get the shower to work and wanted to know how to change the spout.
Virginia creeper goes to college
If truth be known, the hallowed walls of Ivy League colleges are not covered with ivy; they're covered with Virginia creeper.
Fall planting of trees makes sense
Now is a good time to put new trees in the ground and to move around small ones previously planted in the wrong place.
Do-it-yourselfers are giddy over gadgets
A wave of new gadgets is enough to make die-hard home improvement buffs empty their tool box just to hold all the latest stuff.
Baxter building permits
Keith Tuma, 2300 Forestview Drive S., deck, $3,300; Ronald L. & Arlene Hart, 4450 Brentwood Drive S., reroofing, $1,000; Haglin Enterprises, In
Do you find you change your attitude when the seasons change? You look at things differently and your mood makes note of the transition. So can your home. The change of seasons can give a kick-start to room-freshening projects and ideas.
Here's a quick fix for repairing concrete steps
No matter how well concrete steps are built, their edges are the weakest point of their construction.
Inspect roof before rainy season
Keep raindrops from falling on your head during rainy seasons by using a little preventive maintenance.
Brainerd building permits
Commercial new construction -- Brainerd Medical Center, Nor-son, Inc., 2024 Sixth St. S, $558,000; CG Corp., c/o Fred P. Linehan, 611 Washington St. N.E., $35,000; City Center of Brainerd, CAM, 724 Thiesse Drive, $103,349.
Housing projects receive funds
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency board approved $11.3 million to finance single-family housing development, homeownership education and training and rehabilitation/sale of blighted and abandoned property to at-risk homebuyers.
Homeowners are dressing up their mailboxes
Doesn't first-class mail deserve first-class treatment?
NISSWA -- Tina Anderson was named top real estate agent of the third quarter of 2002 at Positive North GMAC Real Estate in Nisswa.
Landscape plants benefit from fall watering, winter wind protection
Trees and shrubs that become too dry in the fall are less likely to survive the winter. It's important to water landscape plants thoroughly as winter approaches, said Janna Beckerman, plant pathologist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
A bed for slumber parties
Ready for slumber-party season?
Not so smooth sailing in Design K-39
Design K-39 is shaped a lot like a boat. At first glance, I feel confused. What's a boat doing on the side of a hill? Will it float down the hillside and set sail on its own?
Make sure houseplants are pest-free
Before returning houseplants indoors, make sure they are free from pests that would multiply this winter, including spider mites, mealy bugs and whiteflies.
Ready to roll? Give this new paint gadget a trial spin
Here's what I thought going into this project: I need a better paint roller about as much as I need a better comb. Neither appears on what a sociologist would call my Hierarchy of Needs. World peace, finishing the crossword puzzle and matching up all my loose socks are just a few things that prey on my mind more than the troubled state of paint-roller technology.
Sanding out stains in wooden floor won't get rid of cat urine smell
Q. Cindy asks: Could you please tell me what is the best way to get cat urine stains out of a wooden floor?
Exposure to water, moisture will rot wood in a wall
Q. Anne asks: We added a garage to our house two years ago. The concrete floor of the garage is slanted slightly so that when we pull our cars in during snow season or during the rainy season the water that drips off the car pools in one spot.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 11 - 30 years ago (1972) - The fruits of a lifelong dream and eight years of work were realized yesterday as Al Leonard of Baxter stood on the runway of the Brainerd Municipal Airport and watched his homemade airplane make two successful trips around the traffic pattern.
LF township hall fire believed arson
LITTLE FALLS (AP) -- Fire damaged a century old township hall where ballots were to be cast in next month's general election.
Former Lund Boats executive sentenced for embezzlement
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former chief financial officer for Lund Boats was sentenced to more than five years and three months in prison Friday for embezzling more than $14 million from the company over 18 years.
Post office closed Monday
The Brainerd Post Office won't be making deliveries or pickups and the post office lobby won't be open Monday in observance of Columbus Day.
Man dies of injuries from fall out of vehicle
EAST GULL LAKE -- A 35-year-old New London man died as a result of injuries he suffered after falling from a vehicle Thursday at Cragun's Resort.
It was incorrectly reported in the Oct. 6 edition of the Daily Dispatch that Milt Wagner won the High Gun man award at the Lakeshore Conservation Club's Labor Day shoot. The award was won by Brackett Wagner.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1982) - Nature's fall paintbrush is reflected in the Mississippi River near Ahren's Hill. The blue sky of autumn emphasizes central Minnesota's annual explosion of color.
State has its eye on food safety
BAXTER -- Executive Chef Howard Smith of Black Bear in Baxter tells employees to sing "Happy Birthday" while they wash their hands.
With great-grandchild Trenton Wagner (left), and youngest grandson Conner Cluever on the right, John Cluever welcomed family and friends at his retirement party Friday in his shop in northeast Brainerd. After barbering in the Brainerd area for 54 years, Cluever has decided to hang up his clippers. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Horse runs off, still missing six weeks later
It's been about six weeks since Dustee, a 6-year-old gelding, became spooked while being ridden at an endurance competitive riding event and ran off into the wilds of the Pillsbury State Forest in Pillager.
BAXTER -- Motorists should plan for delays on Highway 210 from Elder Drive South to Baxter Drive from Monday through Saturday .
The Twins are in Anaheim this weekend as the league championship series continued. Read about the outcome in Sports Monday.
To your health
Learn more about restaurant health inspections in Sunday's Dispatch.
Handy tips for keeping food safe to eat
From storing food to cooking it, there are several things people can do to avoid a food borne illness.
The Ultimate Frisbee clinic scheduled for Saturday at Memorial Park in Brainerd has been canceled because of impending cold weather, according to Brainerd Parks and Recreation.
The Brainerd Comprehensive Planning meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brainerd High School little theater.
Scientist from city works on cancer drug
His dad was a Brainerd junior high science teacher, which drew Jon Thorson into becoming a scientist.
Four-year-old Kole Tibbetts gritted his teeth and aimed the fire hose during the Brainerd Fire Department open house Thursday.
Meeting the police
Claire Norlin asked Baxter Police officer Kathy Bautch about her dog, Zeus, during the Brainerd Fire Department open house Thursday. Several law enforcement agencies were represented at the annual event.
At least one dead in massive crash in Wisconsin
CEDAR GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- More than two dozen vehicles crashed on a foggy interstate Friday morning, killing at least one person and sending a dozen others to hospitals, authorities said.
Report: White House developing postwar plan for Iraq
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is working on postwar plans for Iraq that could include using American and other foreign troops as a stabilizing force until a new government is formed, the Pentagon said Friday.
Congress OKs Iraq war resolution, U.N. still resisting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush now has the overwhelming approval of Congress to use force against Iraq. But the drive for U.N. approval is meeting stiff resistance from France.
Fort Bragg soldier accused in bizarre murder plot
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jonathan Meadows wanted a new life so badly, he was willing to take another life to get it, police say.
TRAGEDY IN THE FOG
CEDAR GROVE, Wis. -- One by one, 38 cars plowed into a fiery heap of vehicles, the burning wreckage obscured by thick fog.
Court ruling slows generic versions of Prilosec
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court ruling Friday boosted a drug company's efforts to block generic versions of its blockbuster heartburn drug Prilosec.
Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A couple of husky astronauts whose first spacewalk was a tiring, difficult affair ventured back outside Saturday for another round of construction work on the international space station.
Man shot dead at Virginia gas station
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Police searching for a sniper were investigating a deadly shooting at a Virginia gas station Friday morning and were pulling over white vans on a nearby interstate after witnesses saw a van leaving the scene of the shooting.
9/11 panel collapse blamed on White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Advocates of an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks are blaming the White House after the collapse of an announced agreement to create the panel.
Prosecutors: Islamic materials found in apartment of terror cell suspects
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say they found Islamic books and printouts from the Internet -- including one titled "How Do I Train Myself for Jihad" -- in the apartment of two suspected members of a terrorist cell.
Top insurer tells seniors imported drugs will be reimbursed
NEW YORK -- The country's biggest health insurer has informed members of the senior citizens lobbying group AARP that it will reimburse them for prescriptions filled in Canada and elsewhere abroad.
Administration ponders Iraq without Saddam
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is considering plans for a postwar Iraq that could keep U.S. troops in the Middle Eastern country long after President Saddam Hussein's departure.
Top lender for poor credit risks agrees to pay millions to settle predatory lending claims
CHICAGO (AP) -- Household International, one of the nation's biggest lenders to people with bad credit, said Friday it will pay up to $484 million to settle claims it duped tens of thousands of mostly poor home buyers across the country with hidden and unnecessary costs.
Retail sales plunge 1.2%
WASHINGTON (AP)-- Consumers, the lifeblood of the economy, sharply cut back on their spending in September, driving down sales at the nation's retailers by 1.2 percent, the largest drop in 10 months.
Canada to deport man wanted as witness in Short slayings
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Canadian officials said they would deport the North Carolina man whom officials have said they want to question as a witness in the deaths of Jennifer Short and her parents.
House OKs $355 billion defense bill, gridlock continues on other bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House handily approved a compromise $355.4 billion defense bill delivering most of the money President Bush wants to bolster the Pentagon's battle against terrorism.
Gas station shooting eighth fatality linked to Washington-area sniper attacks
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A traveling businessman shot while a state trooper stood 50 yards away was the 10th victim of a sniper who has been stalking the Washington area, authorities confirmed Saturday.
One killed in collapse of pedestrian bridge
MARCY, N.Y. (AP) -- Workers were pouring concrete in the final stages of building a pedestrian bridge when it collapsed, killing one man and injuring at least nine others, two critically.
Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his "decades of untiring effort" to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts and efforts to advance democracy and human rights. In an unusual move, the chairman of the award committee criticized President Bush's Iraq policy.
Questions and answers as government finalizes smallpox policy
Q: What is smallpox and why is it so worrisome?
U.S. alerts Americans abroad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overseas should remain vigilant because of "the continuing threat of terrorist actions" against U.S. interests worldwide, including possible suicide attacks aimed at U.S. civilians, the State Department says.
Smallbox vaccine use sparks federal debate
WASHINGTON -- It's one thing to offer a risky, possibly deadly, smallpox vaccine. It's another to urge people to take it.
School bus, truck collide in Michigan; at least 48 injured, eight in critical condition
ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A truck hauling steel coils crashed into the side of a school bus taking youngsters on a field trip Thursday, injuring dozens of children and adults, eight critically.
Tropical Storm Kyle veers along South Carolina coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Kyle, which once reached hurricane strength as it meandered at sea for three weeks, brought heavy rain and the threat of tornadoes to South Carolina as it slipped along the coast toward the northeast.
Frustrated judges try shaming convicts into good behavior
PHILADELPHIA -- Faced with an unending stream of unrepentant crooks, vagrants and addicts who shrug off short jail terms and scoff at probation, a small number of judges are returning to an old weapon in the war on crime: shame.
Score one for the little guys
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The high-rollers already are back home. This year's baseball playoffs are for the little guys.
ST. LOUIS -- The reaction, or overreaction, of Kenny Lofton to an inside pitch in the first game of the NLCS created more room in the dugouts for Game 2 and prompted B
A GIANT STEP FORWARD
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals solved one of baseball's great mysteries Thursday night: how to pitch effectively to Barry Bonds.
GIANTS 4, CARDINALS 1
Thunder Stix arrive by hand delivery
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The 10-day lockout at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach had cargo stacked up for days. It nearly derailed delivery of the Anaheim Angels' most popular giveaway: Thunder Stix.
Simms hopes to finally make plays Texas fans want to remember
DALLAS (AP) -- In two games against Oklahoma, Texas quarterback Chris Simms has thrown two passes that resulted in touchdowns.
Father-son connection is alive and well
SAN FRANCISCO -- At the start of the week, before his son's team had even qualified, Jack Snow fielded several questions from callers wondering whether he planned to root for the Cardinals or the Giants in the event they met in the National League Championship Series.
Friday, Oct. 11
National sports briefs
Texas Rangers All-Star shortstop Alex Rodriguez donated $3.9 million to the University of Miami's baseball program. The gift, paid in annual installments over six years, will be used to renovate the stadium -- which will then be called Alex Rodriguez Park. Rodriguez grew up near the Miami campus.
National sports briefs
Former Yankees and Diamondbacks manager Buck Showalter was hired by the Texas Rangers on a four-year contract.
The Houston Texans started their first season with a good defense and anemic offense that included five first-time starters, plus rookie running back Jonathan Wells, who plays as much as starter James Allen. They're still ranked last in the league in offense but they're getting better.
It's not Elway and Marino any more
Jay Fiedler and Brian Griese aren't Dan Marino and John Elway by any standard. But they'll be doing Sunday night what Marino and Elway rarely did in their long and distinguished careers: facing each other on the football field.
Win or lose, Baker's future with Giants appears uncertain
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dusty Baker returns home at the peak of his managerial career, his San Francisco Giants poised just two victories from the World Series.
Maybe it's too early to start thinking about a West Coast World Series
ST. LOUIS -- The San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis, 4-1, Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship Series and come home to Pac Bell Park for the next three games.
Clifford A. Tornow
EMBARRASS -- Clifford Arthur Tornow, 59, Embarrass, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Hibbing.
Bernette H. Mickelson
Bernette H. Mickelson, 77, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
HACKENSACK -- Alice Bartling, 91, Hackensack, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at home.
Charlie W. Zaleckis
Charlie W. Zaleckis, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Byron 'Barney' Ware
AITKIN -- Byron "Barney" Ware, 100, Aitkin, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Bernette H. Mickelson
Bernette H. Mickelson, 77, Brainerd, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Edward A. Langer
LITTLE FALLS -- Edward A. Langer, 83, Little Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
Lucille H. Lass
BROOKLYN PARK -- Lucille H. (Walz) Lass, 83, Brooklyn Park, formerly of Elk River, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002.
Henry H. Stoltz
SOBIESKI -- Henry H. Stoltz, 87, Sobieski, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.
Herbert F. Cook
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Herbert F. Cook, 92, Storm Lake, Iowa, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Storm Lake.
Stanley F. Thompson
COON RAPIDS -- Stanley F. Thompson, 59, Coon Rapids, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, of cancer.
Byron 'Barney' O. Ware
AITKIN -- Byron "Barney" O. Ware, 100, Aitkin, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
William R. Simpson
CROSBY -- William R. Simpson, 80, Crosby, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
News council can help readers
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
Fast shuffle New Jersey candidate switch not a good deal for voters
A bad precedent was set when the New Jersey Supreme Court overrode state election law by allowing former Sen. Frank Lautenberg to replace fellow Democrat Sen. Robert Torricelli on the November ballot.
Civility in politics
The Gordon Rosenmeier Center, Central Lakes College, is named after the late Sen. Gordon Rosenmeier, Little Falls, a tower in the Minnesota Senate for half a century. Sen. Rosenmeier, a conservative, was unmatched in his legislative abilities, but his accomplishments were achieved without political anger, embarrassment or inappropriate personal behaviors of self or others acting on his behalf. His legacy, on both sides of the aisle, is effective governance with dignity.
A recent AP story on abortion and the governor's race said the next governor could usher in a "new era of abortion politics in Minnesota" and talked of the "cement walls" erected by Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe, the DFL gubernatorial candidate, to thwart the passage of pro-life legislation.
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OTHER OPINIONS Forgetting anyone?
When the Senate Judiciary Committee met this week to report juWhen the Senate Judiciary Committee met this week to report judicial nominations for consideration by the full Senate, two names were conspicuously absent: Michael McConnell and Miguel Estrada..
I have always felt that some people will never let the facts get in the way of a good argument. After reading again how Bush was "appointed" president, all I can say is: Get over it! He won Florida, and r
Despite the publicity, ATVs continue to damage Foothills State Forest
It shouldn't have been allowed to come to this.
Cavreboarding combines skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's nearing 11 p.m. as six guys hop on a city bus, each of them toting a wheeled contraption that looks like the monster truck of skateboards.
An exposed portion of Mississippi River bottom near Kiwanis Park provided a perfect reflecting perch for five seagulls last week. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
New recipes for a wild game favorite
Pheasant hunting has bee
FARMERS vs. FOREST
MARAHOUE NATIONAL PARK, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Wielding machetes in Ivory Coast's protected Marahoue National Park, a knot of farmers gathered piles of dead underbrush, cut down a month before and lying flat and brown on the forest floor.
Oak wilt is caused by a fungus
My mind and memory were put to the test recently when Robert's dad asked me about oak wilt. As I mentally researched, I realized it had been years since the topic had come up in conversation.
Taya Hanson and Wally Peterson were married Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating.
Shawna Norwood and Shawn Barnett announce their engagement. Parents are Greg Norwood, Park Rapids, formerly of Pequot Lakes, and Robin Champlin, Phoenix, and Dave Sullivan, Prescott, Ariz., and Mary Bower, Phoenix. A Nov. 16 wedding is planned in Phoenix.
Five generations recently gathered were Arik Pietz, son; Tanya Pietz, mother; Cathie Pearson, grandmother; Don Hardy, great-grandfather; and Veta Hardy, great-great-grandmother.
Norman and Betty Rohl will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Pillager Elementary School. No gifts please. The event is hosted by their children.
Richard and Eileen Harrison recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at the Deerwood Auditorium. The event was hosted by their children. They were married Sept. 22, 1952.
Heather Byers and Eric Pikula announce their engagement. Parents are Ann Byers, St. Paul, and Jerry Byers, Mankato, and Mike and Pam Pikula, Baxter. A November wedding is planned in St. Paul.
Jamie Preimesberger and Andy Anderson announce their engagement. Parents are Kim Preimesberger, Deerwood, and Mark Preimesberger and Holly Huseth, Shakopee, and Julie and Paul Anderson, Deerwood. A Jan. 4, 2003, wedding is planned in Crosby.
John C. and Florence (Hendricks) Nelson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Church Hall in Brainerd. The event is hosted by their children. No gifts please. They were married Oct. 18, 1952, in Motley.
Paul and Norine Affeldt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family today in St. Cloud. They were married Oct. 11, 1952, in Sauk Rapids by the Rev. C.A. Affeldt.
Rana Kostecki and Joe Browning were married Aug. 17, 2002, at The Depot in Duluth with Pastor Presuhn officiating.
Retirement open house
There will be a retirement open house for Gale and Marlys Plante from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Fort Ripley Community Center. The event is hosted by their family. No gifts please.
Keri Larson and Toby Wooden were married Aug. 31, 2002, at Brainerd Christian Fellowship with George Cahoon officiating.
Kristina Lea Holtzleicer and Bruce Allen Draeger announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Sharon Holtzleicer, Deerwood, and Roger and Joy Draeger, Brownton. A Nov. 16 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa with a dinner and dance to follow at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
Marie Flansburg, Brainerd, will celebrate her 85th birthday with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Bob and Kathy Flansburg. She was born Nov. 8, 1917.
A new place for learning
The doors to the Brainerd School District's Learning Center opened last week.
Ridder, former Pioneer Press publisher, dies
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Bernard H. Ridder Jr., a former St. Paul Pioneer Press publisher who helped create Knight Ridder, the nation's second-largest newspaper group, died Thursday. He was 85 and died in San Mateo, Calif., from complications related to a stroke.
Pawlenty says he won't appeal ruling
ST. PAUL -- Republican Tim Pawlenty said Friday he will abide by an ethics board ruling that could empty his campaign fund in the final weeks of the gubernatorial race, declining to challenge the decision in court.
North Dakotan woman killed in crash near Moorhead
MOORHEAD (AP) -- A North Dakota woman was fatally injured in a collision south of Moorhead Friday night, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Study: High-stakes tests didn't increase school dropout rates
MINNEAPOLIS -- An early look at the state's high school graduation requirements found they have not caused overall dropout rates to rise, but that it's harder for at-risk students to pass the tests and finish school within four years.
One boater dead, one missing in BWCA lake
ELY (AP) -- A St. Paul man died and his brother was missing after a boating accident on Basswood Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
How they voted
Here's how Minnesota's lawmakers voted on a resolution authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq.
Two dead in fiery crash on Interstate 94 near Avon
AVON (AP) -- Investigators returned Saturday to the scene of a fiery crash that killed two people on Interstate 94 in central Minnesota.
Pawlenty faces setback in finance board's ruling on ad
ST. PAUL -- A state ethics board issued a decision Thursday that threatens to all but shut down Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty's campaign in the final weeks of the race.
Nonprofit jobs increase
DULUTH (AP) -- The number of nonprofit organizations with employees in Minnesota grew 27 percent from 1993 to 2001, when nonprofit employees accounted for slightly more than 9 percent of the state's work force, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits said Friday.
New tax figures don't reveal budget turnaround
ST. PAUL -- Making more to-do than usual about a quarterly checkup on state revenues, Gov. Jesse Ventura's administration said Thursday the figures suggest the worst deficit in a dozen years is unavoidable.
Woman acquitted in son's death by reason of insanity
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A New Hope woman who said the devil's spirit came out of her fireplace and into her body has been found innocent by reason of insanity in her son's slaying.
Canterbury Park seeks state approval for casino expansion
SHAKOPEE (AP) -- Canterbury Park announced plans Thursday to seek state approval to turn itself into a combination horse track and casino.
Teachers and the school district will hold a mediation session here Monday to continue negotiations on a new contract, a union spokesman said.
PR-B gathers up Drakes
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers ended homecoming week with a 53-8 victory over the Blackduck Drakes in North Star Conference football Friday.
Proctor blanks C-I
CROSBY -- The Proctor Rails scored early and often in a 54-0 victory over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in Sea Range Conference football Friday.
The Brainerd Warriors shared the Central Lakes Conference football title with Alexandria in 2001. The teams didn't play each other but both went unbeaten in conference play to share the crown.
Raiders hope the fun continues against Ridgewater
Nothing clears the mind and heals the body more in football than a bye week.
High School Football
Radinovich wins and Staples-Motley sweeps
STAPLES --Crosby-Ironton's Joe Radinovich won the Mid-State Conference boys' cross country meet with a time of 16:14 and the Staples-Motley boys' and girls' teams also won Thursday in Staples.
Victory provides home-field advantage
While wrapping up the Central Lakes Conference football title Friday, the Brainerd Warriors also clinched home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Cardinals swim past Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Brittney Corrow won the 50-yard freestyle and helped the 400 freestyle relay win but the Little Falls Flyers lost to the Alexandria Cardinals 104-74 Thursday in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving.
Area events Saturday
Injury forces Kern to do leading from sidelines
In football, where numbers have a huge impact, injuries to key players are a recipe for disaster.
Pierz spikes Eden Valley-Watkins
PIERZ -- Lisa Pohlkamp and Allyson Kloss combined for seven kills and 11 blocks to lead the Pierz Pioneers over Eden Valley-Watkins 15-0, 15-1, 15-6 in Central Minnesota Conference volleyball Thursday.
Brainerd JV volleyball wins
The Brainerd Warrior junior varsity volleyball team defeated Sauk Rapids 15-7, 3-15, 15-2 Thursday.
Big Lake defeats Staples-Motley
BIG LAKE -- The Big Lake Hornets defeated Staples-Motley 42-13 in non-conference football Friday.
Brainerd JV swimming competes
The Brainerd Warrior swimming and diving team competed against Sauk Rapids Thursday.
Verndale remains unbeaten
VERNDALE -- Kyle Ashman and Casey Finck combined for 281 total yards and four touchdowns as the Verndale Pirates remained unbeaten with a 41-6 Pheasant Conference football victory over Wheaton Friday.
Warriors flooded by Storm
SAUK RAPIDS -- Brooke Rollins gave the Warriors registered 24 digs to go along with 11 kills but the Brainerd Warriors fell to the Sauk Rapids Storm 15-5, 10-15, 15-11, 15-9 in Central Lakes Conference volleyball Thursday.
Pioneers run wild for 37-26 victory
PIERZ -- The Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles came into Friday's football game at Pierz with the most potent offense in the Central Minnesota Conference.
She's short but mighty on volleyball court
Devan Preimesberger sets the Crosby-Ironton Rangers offense in motion.
Koch helps Pequot pounce on Cass Lake-Bena
CASS LAKE -- Pequot Lakes' Tim Koch scored on a 3-yard pass reception and 85-yard kickoff return to help the Patriots knock off Cass Lake-Bena 17-2 in North Star Conference football Friday.
Perham stings W-DC
WADENA -- Seth Meier caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kephart and Travis Pettit scored but the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines lost to the Perham Yellowjackets 47-14 Friday in Northern Lakes Conference football.
C-I athlete is racing to the front this year
For most of his cross country career, Joe Radinovich has run second.
Sauk Rapids stops Flyers
LITTLE FALLS -- Bo Carrow's 63-yard touchdown reception from David Sperl saved the Little Falls Flyers from being shutout as they fell to the Sauk Rapids Storm 21-6 in Central Lakes Conference football Friday.
Flyers end season with loss
DETROIT LAKES -- Dani Larson and Jessie Olson combined to stop 10 shots on goal, but the 10th-seeded Little Falls Flyers fell to the seventh-seeded Detroit Lakes Lakers 2-0 in Section 8, Class 1A girls' soccer Thursday.
Pillager-Sebeka game postponed
SEBEKA -- The Pillager Huskies traveled to Sebeka Friday only to be turned away by ominous skies and lightning.
Fergus Falls ends Flyers' season
FERGUS FALLS -- Eric Bell and Andre LeBlanc scored goals but the ninth-seeded Little Falls Flyers lost to eighth-seeded Fergus Falls Hillcrest Academy Comets 5-2 in Section 8, Class 1A boys' soccer Thursday.
Onamia beats Aitkin in volleyball
ONAMIA -- The Onamia Panthers defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 15-6, 15-12, 15-5 in a Great River Conference volleyball matchup Thursday.
Twins face key decisions this winter
MINNEAPOLIS -- Major-league teams assess their needs in the offseason, maybe make a trade, possibly sign a free agent, or clean house.
Local sports shorts
The Lakes Area Golden Gloves Boxing team will have its season-opening practice 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd.
Brainerd swimming still perfect
SAUK RAPIDS -- The Brainerd Warriors won eight events and maintained their perfect record (7-0) as they defeated the Sauk Rapids Storm 113-73 in Central Lakes Conference swimming and diving Thursday.
Angels take 2-1 lead
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Angels are having the time of their lives. They've even started to show it.
Gophers outlast Northwestern comeback
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota may be bowl-eligible, but it certainly didn't look like a bowl team during the waning moments of its 45-42 win over Northwestern on Thursday night.
What they're saying about the Twins and Angels
It's safe to say the Anaheim lineup that Eric Milton faces Friday night will be much more imposing than the one he threw a no-hitter against three years ago.
Vikings still searching for win No. 1
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Joey Harrington is just being honest.
Success fails to endear Pohlad to fans
Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad should be the pride of the Twin Cities these days, celebrating his team's run to the American League Champ
Romero has to hope fame is fleeting
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- J.C. Romero dressed carefully. He shook out the creases in each pant leg, tucked in the black tank top. He put on his jacket slowly, buttoned each button, seven of them, carefully. He shook his watch out of a sock and snapped the clasps. He put on shaded glasses, even though it was 9 p.m. and plenty dark out.
Taylor says he's interested in buying both Vikings and Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in an interview published Friday he's interested in buying both the Vikings and the Twins, although he said he's not sure the baseball team is truly for sale.
Wolves cool Heat
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Troy Hudson scored 19 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 90-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night in the first NBA exhibition game played in the Dominican Republic.
Washburn, Milton square off tonight
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dome or home, synthetic grass or the real stuff, the Angels believe their surroundings will matter less than their mind-set when the American League championship series resumes Friday night at Edison Field.
Wild open with 5-1 triumph
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota Wild coach Jacques has noticed a difference in Manny Fernandez, even in his pregame routine.
St. Cloud edges Ferris State
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Jake Moreland had 40 saves to lead St. Cloud State to 2-1 nonconference victory over Ferris State on Friday night.
After an 0-4 start and a much-needed bye week, the Minnesota Vikings made more changes on defense.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Areas of morning fog...Then partly to mostly sunny. Highs from the mid 60s to the upper 70s.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy and windy with a chance of snow showers. Becoming partly sunny west this afternoon. Highs from the mid 30s northeast to lower 40s west.
Iowa state forecast
Frost advisory for east central iowa tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly sunny. Turning breezy northwest. Warm with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory northwest today...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly sunny and windy with a chance of rain showers statewide. Snow showers possible northwest. Highs from the lower 50s northwest to lower 60s east.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy and breezy. A chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms west. Highs from near 60 northwest to near 80 southeast.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Gusty northwest winds and much colder. A chance of rain or snow showers north. A chance of mainly morning showers with a few thunderstorms south. Temperatures falling into the 30s north and into the 40s south.
Pile of leaves
Weather drawing by Shalissa Pulak of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Scattered morning snow showers west...Then partly cloudy. Becoming partly sunny and windy east. Highs mainly in the 40s.
Flag and family
Weather drawing by Nathalie Klalsky of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Showers and isolated thunderstorms...Mainly early in the northwest...And in the afternoon southeast. Temperatures falling into the lower to mid 40s northwest. Highs southeast in the 60s...Then falling late.
The Brainerd Fire Department would like to thank all those who helped make our Open House another huge success. It is the continued support you give us that enables us to host this event annually during Fire Prevention Week. Your participation helps us accomplish our goal of promoting safety in our community and for this we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Tapping into the down-spirit of Mayberry
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Doug Reeves parked his station wagon at the meterless curb on Main Street, leaving it open and unlocked -- you can do that here -- and walked through the door of Floyd's City Barber Shop.
North-South: Mark Anderson-Clayton Haglin
There will be three ways to win at the Nisswa Area Women of Today's 15th annual fashion show "An Evening in Paradise" on Tuesday in Breezy Point. Raffle tickets will sell for $1 each. Those who buy tickets need not be present to win. New this
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Police say would-be suicide bomber arrested near U.S. Embassy in Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- U.S. Embassy security guards overpowered a would-be suicide bomber who had tried to enter a crowded cafe nearby on the Tel Aviv beachfront on Friday, police said.
Kuwait: Attackers of U.S. Marines part of group planning other assaults
KUWAIT (AP) -- The two Kuwaitis who attacked U.S. Marines this week were part of a group that planned more assaults on Americans, an Interior Ministry official said Friday.
At least 24 dead in police building blast in Chechnya
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) -- Rescue crews in the Chechen capital of Grozny on Friday picked through the rubble of a police precinct building destroyed by an explosion, as officials said the death toll had risen to at least 24.
Seven killed, 59 injured in shopping mall blast that shocks tranquil Finland
VANTAA, Finland (AP) -- A bomb exploded in a busy suburban shopping mall near where a clown was inflating balloons for children, killing seven people and injuring 59 people, police said Saturday.
Terrorism seen in Yemen tanker blast
AL MUKALLA, Yemen -- The French defense minister said Friday investigators found traces of TNT on the French oil tanker that exploded in what authorities believe was a terrorist attack.
U.S. troops find Afghan warehouses filled with weapons
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. troops found two warehouses filled with a staggering arsenal believed to belong to a maverick Afghan commander, the military said Saturday.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- For the Bush administration and its Western allies, the unexpectedly strong showing of religious parties in Thursday's parliamentary elections has yielded a harsh lesson in the law of unintended consequences, at least as applied to Pakistani politics.
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