Liners and liquids can keep drivers rolling in pressure situations
With tire failure on motorists' minds these days, we thought it might be instructive to talk about products that purport to fix or prevent flats; some that help deal with sudden loss of pressure; and run-flat tires and pressure-monitoring systems.
Companies look to resolve the car-cell phone issue
n one of the more oft-quoted scenes in cinema, the young Dustin Hoffman is succinctly lectured by one of his father's businessman friends about how to spend his future.
As industry prepares new in-car computer systems, safety concerns linger
DETROIT -- Transportation experts say automakers, in their rush to sell vehicles equipped with the latest in technology and Internet links, have failed to study the gadgetry's effects on highway safety.
Outback gives Subaru strong upstream push
Subaru's new flagship vehicle arrives in November, pushing the all-wheel drive company upstream in a very big way.
Drivers say sport-utility, but data say station wagon
The station wagon, a form of automotive life once thought to be heading for extinction, is staging a comeback these days with versions being offered in the United States by a diverse selection of car makers: from budget models by Daewoo and Suzuki to luxury and performance offerings by the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Clean car program too costly for Arizona
PHOENIX -- It seemed like a good idea in a state where the capital city's skyline is almost always obscured by a brown cloud of pollution.
Take caution on vehicle rollover standard
WASHINGTON -- You can roll any vehicle. That includes a Ford Explorer with a high center of gravity and a wide-track, low-riding Corvette that seemingly has no gravity center at all.
'Big bucks' earned as Dispatch carrier allowed Henderson to buy first car
Back in the 1930s, being a Brainerd Daily Dispatch newspaper carrier meant "big bucks."
Government to require internal trunk latches
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Automobile trunks will be required to have an internal latch release to keep people from becoming trapped inside, the government announced Tuesday.
Study: Outdated fuel-efficiency standards costly
New-car buyers will pay more than 30 percent of their car's sticker price at the gas pumps due to outdated fuel-efficiency standards, according to a new study, "Pumping Up the Price," released last week by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).
The 2001 Solara convertible: Better heard than driven
1I liked the sound system. It was a top-line JBL unit installed in the 2001 Camry Solara SLE V-6 convertible. The car was OK, too. But it was more impressive as a boombox than an automobile.
California's10,000-vehicle fleet switching to nonpolluting cars
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The state's 10,000-vehicle fleet will be exchanged for low-polluting or nonpolluting cars beginning next year, officials said.
United Technologies reportedly closed to buying Honeywell
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Shares of industrial materials maker Honeywell International Inc. rose sharply in after-hours trading Thursday on a report the company is about to be bought by United Technologies Corp. for about $40 billion.
Trade deficit declines to lowest level in six months
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's trade deficit shrank to $29.4 billion in August. It was the lowest level in six months as U.S. exports surged to a record level, with big gains in sales of computer products, autos and American farm goods.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Thursday Cattle: 600.
Profits take a U-turn as Ford negotiates tire recall
DETROIT -- Hit by half a billion dollars in costs related to the massive Firestone tire recall, Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that third-quarter profit skidded 16 percent, for its first quarterly earnings decline in more than four years.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Wednesday cattle midsession: 600.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Thursday 90, a year ago 98.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Greenspan: Fed closely watching energy prices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said policy-makers will keep watch on surging energy prices to make sure they don't spoil the nation's economic good times.
Study finds some big companies avoiding taxes
WASHINGTON -- With imagination and a little help from their friends in Congress, some of America's largest companies are again paying substantially less than the maximum federal income tax rate -- sometimes nothing or less than nothing, according to a study released Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Wednesday 189, a year ago 232.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday.
On the feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, one of the 11th grade confirmation classes at St. Francis Catholic Church hosted a candle light rosary on Oct. 7. This rosary was prayed in accordance with the Holy Father and Bishops from around the world who participated in the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary during a torchlight procession in Rome on that same day.
Look for something stronger than coffee
Some seminary students were discussing a book that said churches must be sensitive to the needs of people.
Jimmy Carter cutting ties with Southern Baptists
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Carter -- a Sunday school teacher since he was 18 years old -- said he is cutting ties with the Southern Baptist Convention because he finds it increasingly rigid in its views on the role of women.
Bush or Gore Supreme Court nominee could rewrite church-state policy
NEW YORK -- During the first presidential debate, Al Gore said the Constitution "ought to be interpreted as a document that grows with our country and our history," while George W. Bush countered that the Supreme Court shouldn't supplant legislatures and "use the bench to write social policy."
Helping kids read is part of church's ministry
Last winter, St. Paul's Episcopal parish in Brainerd launched a weekly program aimed at improving children's reading skills. The program is called SPARC (pronounced spark), which is short for St. Paul's Afternoon Reading Club.
Many districts stick with earlier profile decisions
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- A final Profile of Learning deadline passed with few school districts making major changes to plans they submitted this summer for dealing with the graduation rule.
School lunch menus
PEQUOT LAKES - MONDAY -- B-Cold cereal, toast, juice. L-Pepperoni pizza, pb sandwich, grn. beans, pineapple. Elem: ham salad.
Designer caught in Web of family expectations
DEAR ABBY: I was always interested in computers and pretty adept at working with them, so I combined this interest with my love for graphic design and began producing small Web pages for friends. One of the pages I designed was seen by a large New York advertising company, and it started throwing me clients so I could make some extra cash. Their in-house designer was a whiz with pen and paper, but keyboard and mouse were foreign concepts to him.
Stained glass windows merit special care
"Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
Working moms must try to avoid 'black hole' of exhaustion
QUESTION: You've talked about being a full-time mother vs. having a full-time career. Give us your view of a woman handling both responsibilities simultaneously. Is it doable, and is it smart?
Certified food manager training courses set
As a part of the new Minnesota food code, the Minnesota Department of Health has passed a rule requiring food establishments such as restaurants, delis, resort and hotel kitchens to have one certified food manager.
Spider cookies look sinister but taste beguiling
Halloween's ghastly specters may give your children or party guests the chills, but rich Spider Cookies with cream-cheese frosting will revive their spirits in no time at all.
Keeping track of your food portions is healthy exercise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A free brochure that offers to help you look wisely at what is on your dinner plate is designed to benefit your health.
This soup a big hit for hunting season
This week I would like to share with you my all time favorite wild rice pheasant soup recipe. It's a big hit during hunting season and is James' requested meal each October for his birthday. Served with fresh warm bread sticks, or slices of buttered French bread, it's a meal in itself.
Add spices for zest to chili made with tofu
Honey Spiced Chili is a recipe to consider if you have not cooked with tofu before, especially if you're looking for a low-fat vegetarian entree. The tofu here has a robust, meaty texture, and its seasoning is satisfyingly assertive.
Four people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Thursday on Highway 18 at County Road 8, east of Brainerd, the State Patrol said.
RICE -- A Royalton man died Wednesday when his motorcycle collided head-on with a van on Benton County Road 40, west of Highway 10, the Benton County Sheriff's Department reported.
MILACA -- One person drowned after the canoe he was in overturned on Mille Lacs Lake Thursday, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff' Department reported.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 5:52 Thursday to a grass and brush fire at the property of John Rahto in Nokay Lake Township.
THEFT -- Brian Helmer, 10000 block of North Nelson Road, reported the theft of a all-terrain vehicle.
Cass court cases
One dead from crash west of Pine River
PINE RIVER -- One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 64 at Cass County Road 2, about 20 miles west of Pine River.
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Led by the brilliant play of its rookies and a clutch putt from Tiger Woods, the United States won every alternate-shot match Thursday for a 5-0 lead over the International team in the Presidents Cup.
Some of the president's men
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- This is one tournament Tiger Woods can't win by himself.
Former doctor pleads guilty in poisoning death
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A former doctor who prosecutors say enjoyed killing people admitted Wednesday to fatally poisoning a woman at Ohio State University's hospital in 1984.
November flu shot clinics will target at-risk people
MINNEAPOLIS -- Clinics are expected to begin offering public flu shots in early November, but state health officials want some Minnesotans to wait another month or so before getting their shots.
Report: Biotech possibly already widespread in food supply chain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of bushels of genetically engineered corn approved only for animals may have already reached the human food supply chain and could show up in a wide range of foods, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Exotic lamps boast a little bit of attitude
Designer Camille Saum headed to the Baltimore Craft Show last February to do some serious shopping. What she came home with -- besides five new hats -- was the kernel of an idea for a room based around one of the personality-plus, exotic lamps of exhibitor Dez Ryan.
Tips to reduce heat loss, save energy throughout your home
Other winter tips to save energy and heat loss include:
Color coming back to the kitchen
Kitchen color is back -- in cabinets, cookware, appliances and surfaces. Those who remember a frightening experience with an avocado fridge, a harvest gold dishwasher or a pretty-in-pink sink -- don't run away screaming.
Home improvement loans are aimed at modest-income families in Cass County.
Efficient appliances help conserve energy; try an energy audit
In the battle to lower energy use and thus costs, appliances should not be left out in the cold.
Beware of high heating bills this winter
When the weather outside turns frightful this year, residents will be thinking of the cost of warming those long winter nights.
Lower fuel bill by adjusting thermostat
Want to lower those winter heat bills this year? The answer may be in the thermostat.
Appliances of the future are not only smart, they're colorful
Many small and large appliances fill our kitchens. If you are in the market for a new or replacement appliance, be aware there are several changes in the appearance of the appliance.
Tips on in-home water filters, devices offered
You can always tell where water has been because it contains a little bit of whatever it has touched. The minerals, chemicals and bacteria water picks up from both nature and man give it its taste and color. Some of the things that find their way into our drinking water are beneficial to our health. Others are dangerous and can lead to serious illnesses.
Despite a few flaws, Design J-35 a winner
Design J-35 pretty much screams "wanna-be plantation house." Some architects would criticize this type of design, calling it "referential." But, I'm not an architect. And, as we say in the south: I think this dog is gonna hunt.
Gnawing on the Empire State Building
Building buffs can now share their enthusiasm with Fido.
Tools every handyman might want in the tool box listed
Following are some tools you might want to keep handy in your tool box.
Here's what you should do when flashing fails
Some people regard flashing as deviant behavior. We, on the other hand, view it as a necessary element of construction.
Seepage pit explained
Question: I am building a new home and was told that my septic system needs to use a seepage pit rather than a leaching field. Can you explain what a seepage pit is and why it's necessary?
Fire battled at wildlife area
STACY (AP) -- Firefighters tried Friday to contain a brush fire on the west side of Interstate 35 and keep it away from the small towns of Stacy and Wyoming about 30 miles north of Minneapolis.
The Otto Bremer Foundation, a private charitable foundation established in 1944 by Otto Bremer, authorized the following grants at its September meeting of its trustees.
Graduate survey details student aspirations
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Far fewer males than females in the Class of 1999 expect to be actively involved in their communities six years after leaving high school, an education department survey found.
Open house at juvenile center
Tina Theisen (photo at right), administrator of the Central Minnesota Juvenile Center, talked with Larry Smith, the district supervisor, during an open house Wednesday. (Dispatch Photos by Jennifer Stockinger)
Raffle hoped to sell 7,500 tickts at $100; it sold nine
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The organizers of what was to be the largest charity raffle in Minnesota history have fallen short of their goal of selling up to 7,500 tickets. They sold nine.
Water bomber attacks grass fire south of city
Timing is everything.
Hunters have discovered that Shooting 101 helps. The story is featured Sunday in North Country.
Cass to use grant to hire a deputy
WALKER -- Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher obtained board approval to provide a $3,699 match to obtain a $33,292 federal grant.
The Crow Wing County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the county extension office in the Crow Wing County Courthouse.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 19 - 80 years ago (1920) - Oak Street paving with half of the street finished came to a halt on Wednesday when material ran out. The contractors will resume next spring. As far as laid, the paving appears to be of excellent quality.
This was Brainerd
OCTOBER 20 - 20 years ago (1980) - The Baxter Garden Club will meet for a dessert luncheon at the home of Mrs. Wayne Curtis, 521 Holly Street. Mrs. Curtis will present a review on the origin of garden vegetables.
More money set for road improvements
ST. PAUL (AP) -- State transportation officials Wednesday announced more money to speed up planning for improvements to major highways around the state.
UPS driver hit with birdshot
A United Parcel Service driver suffered minor injuries after he was shot with birdshot while driving on County Road 12 Thursday.
Cass cities seeing lots of development
WALKER -- Cass County zoning permits continued to reflect increased development outside cities here this year.
Rogers ranks 35th fastest growing city in the nation
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The city of Rogers has been the fastest-growing in the state over the last decade, its population increasing by 220 percent, according to census estimates released Friday.
Gangelhoff's lawyers said to be seeking immunity from feds
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Attorneys for the former tutor at the University of Minnesota who revealed academic fraud in the men's basketball program are reportedly seeking immunity for their client.
Preventing urban sprawl
Area residents have an opportunity to discuss future state policy regarding growth and its consequences at a meeting Tuesday in Brainerd.
News council says paper's article was inaccurate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A news article and an opinion piece in the Roseau Times-Region about a proposed assisted-living facility were inaccurate and unfair, the Minnesota News Council ruled this week.
Baxter planning, zoning chair responds
BAXTER -- He concedes the meeting was heated, but Baxter Planning and Zoning Commission chair Ron Matich doesn't believe Baxter council member Craig MacDonald was denied due process at Tuesday's meeting.
New name is better fit for juvenile center
It now has nearly three times the space and a new name.
Home heating bills are expected to be higher this winter. Look in Friday's Living section for tips to reduce heating costs.
A benefit will be held for Larry and Melodie Tusler at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion.
Thiede promoted with Civil Air Patrol
Derek Thiede, Pequot Lakes, was recently promoted to cadet second lieutenant by the Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Thiede recently completed all requirements for the Mitchell award.
Five found slain in Twin Cities suburb
LINO LAKES -- Authorities searched Friday for a man suspected of killing his sister, her husband and their three children.
Accident victim Kramer will be remembered for happy outlook
PIERZ -- Verna Kramer of Brainerd will always remember her husband as a happy-go-lucky and loving man with an optimistic view of the world.
Star dancer Verdon dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gwen Verdon, Broadway's premier female dancer who was the seductive Lola in "Damn Yankees" and the saucy, love-struck Charity in "Sweet Charity," died Wednesday in her sleep. She was 75.
Oil firms accused of cutting inventory to boost Midwest prices
CHICAGO -- A nonprofit consumer rights organization released a study Wednesday accusing oil companies of intentionally sending reserves out of the Midwest to create shortages that sent prices higher than $2 a gallon in some parts of the region last summer.
Republicans piece together tax relief bill
WASHINGTON -- Republican congressional leaders are piecing together end-of-session legislation providing about $260 billion in tax relief over the next decade, including expanded individual retirement accounts and anti-poverty tax incentives for poor communities.
Carnahan's plane plunged 3,200 feet in nine seconds, investigators say
GOLDMAN, Mo. -- It took only nine seconds for the plane carrying Gov. Mel Carnahan to a campaign rally to plummet about 3,200 feet before disappearing from radar, investigators said.
Congress nears approval of global debt-relief bill
WASHINGTON -- Urged on by an Irish rock star, a televangelist and other odd ideological bedfellows, Congress is nearing approval of a major package to help write off debt for some of the world's poorest countries.
Spokane man admits 13 killings
SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing 13 people dating back a quarter century, taking a place among the nation's most prolific serial killers.
Four migrant workers found shot to death
MONTEREY, Tenn. (AP) -- Four migrant workers were found shot to death early Wednesday at a small, wood-frame house they shared in this rural town east of Nashville.
Radar computer failure strands passengers, grounds airlines
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tens of thousands of airline passengers waited hours for delayed or grounded flights headed into or out of the Southwest because of failures of the radar system that guides aircraft through the region.
House speaker pushing to keep Medicaid loophole open By JANELLE CARTER
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert wants to use Congress' largest spending bill to delay plans to close a loophole in the Medicaid law that lets states collect billions in extra dollars.
Dying killer admits to homicides
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Not long after Robert Spangler learned he was dying of cancer, detectives came knocking at his door on the chance he had something he might want to get off his chest before the end came.
Cuba, farm aid, drug-import bill approved
WASHINGTON -- A bill sent to President Clinton would ease the decades-old embargo on Cuba, provide $3.6 billion in aid to farmers and allow for the import of cheaper prescription drugs.
Runaway truck plows into Burger King, killing one
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A loaded dump truck barreled over a car parked at the drive-through window of a Burger King Thursday, killing a woman inside the car.
Hillary played role in travel office firings, Ray concludes By Eric Lichtblau Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- Despite her denials, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton played a significant role in the 1993 White House travel office firings but she may not have knowingly perjured herself, the Whitewater independent counsel concluded in a report released Wednesday.
73-year-old spends seven hours in well before rescue
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) -- A 73-year-old woman fell 20 feet down an abandoned well and spent seven hours there before firefighters were able to pull her out. One rescuer lauded her as "a great gal."
Singer, actress Julie London dies at 74
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Julie London, the smoky-voiced "Cry Me A River" nightclub singer who played TV nurse Dixie McCall on the old "Emergency!" series, died Wednesday at 74. She suffered a stroke five years ago.
Ex-chief of detectives charged in jewel-theft ring
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's former chief of detectives was indicted Thursday on charges of masterminding a theft ring that stole $4.85 million in jewels across the nation.
Colonel facing discipline over Kosovo selected for elite post
WASHINGTON -- The commander of an Army unit that beat, threatened and abused civilians in Kosovo has been selected for a plum assignment at the Army War College, keeping him on track for possible promotion to general.
Hometown projects fill spending bills as budget fights edges onward
WASHINGTON -- Budget bargainers have found hundreds of millions of dollars for a soul music museum in Memphis, a Cleveland carousel and hundreds of other campaign-season projects in an end-of-session blitz that observers say will set a new record for "pork-barrel" spending.
Review leads to new views on Chinese spying
WASHINGTON -- A new review of Chinese military documents provided by a defector in 1995 has led U.S. intelligence agencies to conclude that Chinese espionage has gathered more American missile technology than nuclear weapons secrets, senior U.S. officials said.
Pentagon's handling of Deutch case probed
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's chief internal watchdog is investigating whether a former deputy defense secretary and other senior officials improperly stopped a review that could have led to ex-CIA Director John Deutch being denied access to secret military information.
Congress' final bills will take significant bite from surplus
WASHINGTON -- Congress is crafting late-session spending and tax bills that could shrink projected budget surpluses by more than a third, even as the fight between Al Gore and George W. Bush over how to use that surplus has become a keystone of their presidential race.
Ex-commander says Yemeni coastline 'sieve' for terrorists
WASHINGTON -- The Yemeni coastline, where the USS Cole met disaster in an apparent terrorist bombing last week, is a "sieve" for terrorists but was the best option available for refueling Navy ships in the volatile region, the former U.S. military commander in the region said Thursday.
A happy night for the Minnesota Wild
ST. PAUL (AP) -- All the extra practice is finally paying off for Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild.
Man who killed Wolves' Sealy sentenced to 4 years in prison
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The man who killed Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Malik Sealy in a wrong-way car crash was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, the recommended penalty under state sentencing guidelines.
National ratings down for ALCS
Forget the Big Apple. It's Hardball Heaven. New Yorkers flocked to the tube Tuesday night to see if the Yankees could follow the Mets into the World Series.
New York fans eye each other
NEW YORK -- As he boarded a No. 4 train bound for Yankee Stadium on Thursday, Danny Manzo adjusted the bill of his Yankee cap and spoke lyrically about the war ahead: "See those jerks wearing Mets caps in the back of this car?" he snapped. "Their team is gonna be history. Yanks in five."
Northern, Barker arrive just in time for Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- The unbeaten Minnesota Vikings even have their timing down on injuries.
NCAA to issue report next week
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA will issue its report on the University of Minnesota's men's athletic department scandal on Oct. 24.
Sapp says defense must do job
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Warren Sapp is rarely at a loss for words.
Gophers head to Indiana as Big Ten co-leaders
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- This is heady stuff, this Big Ten title chase.
Subway Series one of the toughest tickets yet
NEW YORK (AP) -- Like a displaced Diogenes, Claudio Beltran circled Yankee Stadium clutching a candle in his left hand. He, too, sought one honest man -- one willing to sell him a World Series ticket at face value.
Henson and Van Dyke finally meet in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The wait is almost over.
Clemens to pitch only in Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK -- Hoping to defuse the most explosive subplot of the Subway Series, Yankees Manager Joe Torre has done the expected and decided that Roger Clemens will not pitch at Shea Stadium, where he would have batted and been subject to direct retaliation for his beaning of Mike Piazza in July.
Torre dusts off the World Series media
NEW YORK -- Yankee Manager Joe Torre admonished the media Thursday for focusing so heavily on whether Roger Clemens would pitch in Shea Stadium, where the Yankee right-hander might be subject to retribution for his July 8 beaning of Met catcher Mike Piazza.
TCU's Frogs could horn in on bowl series plans
We've crunched the numbers; tabulated, formulated and triangulated them.
Stewart solves Bucs' defense
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Keep running, the Detroit Lions reasoned, and eventually James Stewart would find a chink in Tampa Bay's armor.
Astro given a buyout
HOUSTON (AP) -- Ken Caminiti's $5.5 million option was declined by the Houston Astros, who chose to give the 1996 National League MVP a $500,000 buyout.
Vikings winning wilthout takeaways
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- For all their success this season, the Minnesota Vikings have fallen short in an area that typically is the difference between winning and losing.
The World Serious: A notebook
Halftime report on college football 2000
Strike up The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band -- "Boomer Sooner" seems like the appropriate background music, yes? -- it's time for a look at who's hot and who's not; who's breaking through and who's breaking down; and who's still on the road to the national championship through the first half of the season.
No. 1 Nebraska can't overlook Oklahoma this season
Matthew C. Hoffman
SAUK RAPIDS -- Matthew Cardell Hoffman, 29, Sauk Rapids, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at his home.
Pastor Donald Schorsch
Pastor Donald Schorsch, 65, Brainerd, died today, Oct. 20, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Clifford B. DeBord Sr.
CROSBY -- Clifford Byron DeBord Sr., 69, Crosby, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, as the result of a logging accident near Menahga.
Charles E. Kramer
Charles E. Kramer, 58, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, from injuries suffered in a traffic accident near Pierz.
William Bender, 89, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Toiny A. Crabtree
AITKIN -- Toiny A. Crabtree, 91, Aitkin, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Gordon 'Bud' Anderson
LITTLE FALLS -- Gordon "Bud" Anderson, 86, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
Lee D. Sells
BAXTER -- Lee D. Sells, 94, Baxter, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Ursula C. O'Quinn
MOTLEY -- Ursula Crystal O'Quinn, 39, Motley, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Patrick L. Lodermeier
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Patrick L. Lodermeier, 71, Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of the Royalton area, died today, Oct. 19, 2000, at the University of Iowa Hospital.
ROYALTON -- Mark Dillenburg, 33, Royalton, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Velma M. Franks
Velma M. Franks, 76, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
Gordon 'Bud' Anderson
LITTLE FALLS -- Gordon "Bud" Anderson, 86, Little Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
ROYALTON -- Mark Dillenburg, 33, Royalton, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Royalton.
Velma M. Franks
Velma M. Franks, 76, Brainerd, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
The Dispatch's editorial views
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Federal blackmail - Disptch Editorial
Even the best of causes can be tainted by the manner in which proponents achieve their goals.
Over the last four years, I have had the privilege of serving as a Brainerd City Council member representing the Fourth Ward in southeast Brainerd. I have developed a great respect for the people of our community and the efforts given in making our city a great place to live.
Status quo a bearable outcome
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:
This is to support Mary Koep for Third District commissioner. She has experience, does her homework and tackles tough questions. She founded Region 5 Health Care Task Force. As a member of County and State Health Boards and now, the Minnesota Board on Aging, she is working on prescription costs.
Not perfect - Dispatch Editorial
That is what was achieved by Don Larsen in 1956, the last time two New York teams battled for baseball's world championship in what's become known as a Subway Series.
It seems that many shallow, but influential people equate improved education with higher test scores. Though test scores are very important, if they accurately measure a student's comprehension of a subject, higher scores that are the result of coaching and cheating, are not.
Open Forum guidelines
The Dispatch encourages readers to sound off in the Open Forum.
Senate candidates spar on live TV
MINNEAPOLIS -- Social issues took center stage Wednesday evening during the first televised debate of Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates.
Grams, Dayton get feisty in Senate debate
EAST GRAND FORKS (AP) -- Tempers got hot Friday as Republican Sen. Rod Grams and his DFL opponent, Mark Dayton, went back and forth over the future of Social Security in a KCNN Radio debate.
Gun lobby puts Democrats on defensive
MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- The issue of guns, once seen as a potential winner for Democrats, is now threatening the party's prospects of keeping the White House and regaining control of Congress, according to strategists and officials with both major parties.
More debates tonight
Debates 2000, sponsored by The Brainerd Dispatch and Lakeland Public Television, continues tonight as the House District 12A and Senate District 12 candidates face each other.
Gore lead vanishes in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Democrat Al Gore's lead has evaporated in this traditionally Democratic state, where he had once expected an easy victory.
House candidates agree on most issues
House District 12B candidates Mary Marana and Rep. Steve Wenzel had a hard time finding issues to disagree on at Thursday's public television debate.
Forum set for District 12 legislative candidates
District 12 legislative candidates will take part in a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St.
Gore, Bush take time out for humor
NEW YORK -- With Gov. George W. Bush seated a few feet away, Vice President Al Gore addressed Alfred E. Smith IV, the great grandson of the late New York governor of the same name who ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1928.
Clinton ready to hit campaign trail
WASHINGTON -- After almost three months on the sidelines, President Clinton is preparing to hit the campaign trail using his considerable political skills to help the Democratic cause in Nov. 7 voting.
Verndale romps to victory
VERNDALE -- The Verndale Pirates finished the regular season 6-1 in the Pheasant Conference and 7-1 overall with a convincing 54-12 victory over the Hancock Owls Wednesday.
Injuries temper win for Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- The Pine River-Backus Tigers got an expected win Wednesday but it may have cost them.
High school standings
Pequot notches 52-18 win
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Pequot Lakes Patriots defeated the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers on Wednesday 52-18 in a North Star Conference football game.
Raiders gain at least a tie of league volleyball title
The Central Lakes College Raiders volleyball team went into Wednesday's contest against the visiting Northland Pioneers knowing they had a berth in the state tournament locked up. They were playing this game to earn at least a tie for the Minnesota Community College Conference Northern Division championship.
High School Football
Aitkin beaten by Thief River
AITKIN -- The Thief River Falls Prowlers scored 23 second half points and recorded a 44-21 victory over the Aitkin Gobblers in a non-conference football game Wednesday.
Little Falls upsets Apollo
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers came back from a pounding by the Brainerd Warriors last week to upset the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles on Wednesday 34-20 in a Central Lakes Conference game.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- It was a night of milestones for the eighth-ranked South Dakota State University volleyball team as Rose Ebnet of Pequot Lakes set the school career kills record and the Jackrabbits notched their fifth straight 20-win season with a 15-4, 15-7, 15-2, sweep of the University of North Dakota Tuesday.
Perham beats S-M to secure top seed
PERHAM -- The Perham Yellowjackets football team concluded their regular season 7-1 and secured the No. 1 seed in the Section 8, 3A playoffs with a 21-13 triumph over the Staples-Motley Cardinals in a Northern Lakes Conference game Wednesday.
Old scuffed baseball cap favors Yanks
I think a Subway Series is good for baseball.It seems to me that the prospect of the Yankees meeting the Mets has already generated more interest than we have seen for a while. On the Internet tickets are already going for 10 times the marked price, with the cost only to go higher by game time.
Ada-Borup 44, Ulen-Hitterdal 26
Thanks to Tech, BHS winds up with share of CLC title
COLD SPRING -- For six weeks Brainerd has needed one of its Central Lakes Conference football counterparts to beat Willmar so the Warriors and Cardinals could share the conference title.
Senn powers Pierz victory
PIERZ -- The Pierz Pioneers used Nick Senn to send the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars home with a 27-7 Central Minnesota Conference loss Wednesday.
W-DC tumbles in wild game
FARGO, ND. -- The Wadena-Deer Creek football team ended its season in a shootout resembling the OK Corral but the Wolverines lost to the Warroad Warriors 43-20 in a Northern Lakes Conference Game Thursday.
Scoreboard operator kept busy as Brainerd rolls to 63-14 win over Rocori
COLD SPRING -- Jason Goerges' right leg must have been dragging.
Dispatch sports scribes predict New York will win the Series
The first team to win four games will be the champion.
Raiders know about lineup changes
If the Central Lakes College Raiders football team has learned anything this year, it's learned flexibility and patience. Week in and week out the team has had to overcome injuries to key players while reshuffling the lineup to fill the vacated positions.
She counts saves instead of sheep
It would be understandable if Kate Bjornson was a little gun-shy or saw soccer balls in her dreams.
'Breach' is all Wallflowers
When the Wallflowers appeared on MTV to preview "Breach" (Interscope Records), their first new album in four years, with guitars and drums and real instruments, it was almost quaint.
'Repo Man' illuminated on DVD
Finally, "Repo Man" demystified.
Stephen King scares up a book about writing
Stephen King has a new book, so prepare to be scared out of your wits, right?
'The Contender' looks suspiciously like real-life event
"The Contender" -- billed as a political thriller -- draws its inspiration from the did-he-or-didn't-he debate that raged around the Starr investigation of Monica-gate and the subsequent Clinton impeachment hearings.
Director recalls childhood experiences to write children's play for college theater
Dennis Lamberson sifted through his own childhood experiences to create the central characters in his new play, "The Adventures of Zak -- The Amazing X-Ray Boy."
Brainerd graduate wins Emmy Award for doing makeup on 'The X-Files'
LOS ANGELES -- Brainerd alum Cindy Williams has turned her passion for hair styling and makeup into a big-time Hollywood career.
Bernstein legacy lives on online
Ten years after his death, Leonard Bernstein seems more present than ever.
'Wheel of Fortune' rolls into Washington
WASHINGTON -- "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and America's favorite letter-turner Vanna White hammed it up in front of nearly packed houses at DAR Constitution Hall last weekend.
Heartland Poets to meet Friday
BAXTER -- Heartland Poets, a local chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will host an evening of poetry from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Northwestern Mutual Building, 520 Elmwood in Baxter.
Former Brainerd artist showing works in Aitkin
AITKIN -- The Jaques Art Center in Aitkin is hosting Layers of Latitude, a solo exhibition by regional artist Sara Hanlon.
Fonda, Kristofferson film movie in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Actors Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson are in the Twin Cities this week filming a feature-length movie.
Sons of Norway to host Norwegian singer
The local Sons of Norway lodge has imported one of the home country's best-known singers for a public performance Friday before a lakes area audience.
'ER' not about to give up its crown easily
NEW YORK -- "ER" opened its seventh season with 29 million viewers last week, serving notice that it's not about to give up a six-year streak as television's most-watched drama easily.
'Grange House' is unreal estate
"Grange House" (Picador USA, 375 pages, $24) is the story of Maisie Thomas, who, at 17, longs for something -- anything -- to happen in her life.
Saxophone recital to be performed in Pequot Lakes
PEQUOT LAKES -- Chris Bolstad, Pequot Lakes School Band instructor, will present a saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.
Six reels of 'Women of Cinema' released
As part of its "Equal Time: Women of Cinema" series, Milestone Film and Video has released six videos embracing the rise of women and their mark on filmmaking.
New films fail to overtake 'Meet the Parents'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert De Niro gives his prospective son-in-law a lot of trouble in "Meet the Parents," but not as much trouble as the film gave newcomers at the box office over the weekend.
Tonic Sol-Fa to give a cappella concert Oct. 28 in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS -- Tonic Sol-Fa, a dynamic a cappella group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium in Little Falls.
The Great River Arts Association has launched a membership drive to commemorate October's National Arts and Humanities Month, according to a recent news release from the Little Falls nonprofit organization.
Brainerd Area Writer's Alliance to meet
The Brainerd Area Writer's Alliance will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.
It's easy to be cynical about "Hunting With Hemingway" (Riverhead, 304 pages, $22.95), especially since Hemingway heirs often have been accused of living off the family name.
Ryder acts out her youthful angst, nightmares
NEW YORK -- Winona Ryder is talking about her dreams. Not the ones that feature an Academy Award or the ones with a nice husband and a mess of little Ryders.
Sitcom writers' romance no laughing matter
"The Last Hollywood Romance" (Bridge Works, 240 pages, $22.95) is a disenchanting look at life behind the scenes of a popular TV sitcom.
Record highs recorded around Minnesota
It felt like summer again in much of Minnesota on Thursday, as temperatures reached record highs.
Weather drawing by Cody Demo of Mrs. Ahlers' third grade class at Lincoln school.
Weather drawing by Jared Nusbaum of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
North-South: Clif and LuVerne Johnson, 132.5; Ann Whalen and Phyllis DeRosier, 129.5; Ray Norrgard and Bill Black, 113; and Mark Anderson and Clayton Haglin, 112.
Man objecting to foul words gets double dose of 'air rage'
DEAR ABBY: After many hours of delays and waiting, my parents and I finally got on a plane to return home. When the flight landed, we sat on the runway for almost an hour waiting for a gate to open up. A man in the row behind us turned on his cell phone and called someone explaining the situation, using the "F" word in between just about every word he said.
Names and faces
HOUSTON (AP) -- The bombshell dropped a dumbbell: Anna Nicole Smith dropped a weight on her hand, forcing the former Playboy Playmate to miss almost a week of a trial in which she is seeking as much as $800 million.
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Flood moves east as death toll rises in Italy, Switzerland
MANTUA, Italy (AP) -- Rescuers digging through a layer of mud and rock in Alpine villages uncovered four bodies Thursday, raising the death toll from massive floods and landslides in Italy and Switzerland to 35.
Vatican representative, Ukrainian official discuss possible papal visit
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Vatican representative and Ukraine's deputy prime minister met to discuss a possible 2001 visit by Pope John Paul II to the mostly Eastern Orthodox country, where Catholics and Orthodox have clashed bitterly over churches seized during the Soviet period.
Three Americans injured in Sri Lanka suicide bombing
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday, killing two other people and wounding 21 -- including three American women -- shortly before Sri Lanka's president installed her new Cabinet.
Eight killed as small plane crashes in Laos with 15 on board
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- A Laotian airliner crashed into a mountain, killing eight of the 15 people on board, including foreigners, officials said Friday.
Israelis, Palestinians work to meet cease-fire's first big deadline, but fresh gunfights threaten accord
JERUSALEM -- Facing a self-imposed deadline to end violence by midday Friday, Israelis and Palestinians sought to ease tensions -- but fresh gunfights threatened to undermine the U.S.-brokered accord.
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