Michael Hart, the son of Ronald and Arlene Hart of Baxter, and Anna Erickson, the daughter of David and Sally Erickson of East Gull Lake, will take part in the Concordia College fall concert tour of Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin Oct. 27-Nov. 4.
U of M to push lagging students to boost graduation rate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, long known as a forgiving place for the casual student, is about to get tough to boost a graduation rate that ranks at the bottom of the Big Ten.
Dinner guests with allergies must speak up
DEAR ABBY: I am a widower who enjoys maintaining contact with -- and occasionally entertaining -- the friends my wife and I shared before her death. At a dinner party I hosted last weekend, one of those friends nearly died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 114, a year ago 367.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle: 450.
PILLAGER -- Homeowner Rick DeWolff suffered first- and second-degree burns on his hands and face while hooking up a propane gas line to his house, the Pillager Fire Area Protection Association reported.
In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, the Brainerd Lakes Area Chapter of Empty Arms would like to acknowledge those who have lose a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council and the Baxter Utilities Commission will meet in joint session 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Baxter City Hall to review the Forest and Fox Project assessments.
Two arrested Two men were arrested about 6 p.m. Sunday night for transporting several pounds of marijuana in a motor vehicle about two miles east of Brainerd, the State Patrol reported.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
Tap-in birdie gives Coceres PGA win
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Of the nine players who have won at least twice on the PGA Tour this year, the most unlikely is Jose Coceres.
Mayo study stirs debate on how defective gene causes Huntington's
NEW YORK -- A surprising and provocative Mayo Clinic study of brain tissue from people with Huntington's disease will stir debate about how a defective gene causes the disorder -- and how to devise a treatment.
Experts: Unlikely that post office contamination tainted other mail with anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's highly unlikely that any anthrax present in a Washington post office could have contaminated other letters awaiting delivery to people's homes, anthrax specialists said Monday.
High-protein diets spur warning
High-protein diets -- such as the popular Atkins, Zone, Power Protein, Sugar Busters and Stillman diets -- have not been proved to promote weight loss and may even be dangerous for those who adhere to them for more than a short time, the American Heart Association warned in an advisory last week.
Tossing and turning? Don't take trauma to bed
Many who have been stressed or depressed since last month's terrorist strikes look for a measure of comfort through sleep. But often, even that isn't possible.
Israel insists it will hold on to West Bank towns despite U.S. demand to leave
JERUSALEM -- Israel insists on holding six West Bank towns until its demands are met, despite stiff U.S. criticism of the widest Israeli incursion in seven years.
Death toll from sunken refugee boat may top 350
BOGOR, Indonesia -- Survivors of a boat that sank off Indonesia's coast said that 200 people, mainly women and children, were trapped in the vessel's hull when it swiftly went down, while others drowned after floating for hours.
NEW YORK -- In a finding that may someday help scientists understand and treat ordinary baldness, researchers say they've identified a normal role for a gene that causes two rare hair-loss disorders when it's disabled.
Limbaugh's ear malady resonates through nation
Rush Limbaugh's revelation that he is going deaf has resonated through a nation that has 28 million people who are hard of hearing or experience total hearing loss.
New guidelines reassess cholesterol, find more people at risk
A decade ago you decided to watch your cholesterol, so you avoided eggs, switched from butter to margarine and finally stopped eating much fat at all. Since then you've learned that eggs might not be as bad for you as everyone thought, margarine could be more deadly than butter, and not all fats are created equal.
Concerns over anthrax screening raised
The sudden deaths of two Washington, D.C., postal workers -- neither of whom was previously known to have come in contact with anthrax -- heightened concerns over whether the government is screening enough people for exposure to the bacterium.
Anthrax: Fighting back
Two new findings may someday help doctors deal a one-two punch against inhaled anthrax, targeting not only anthrax bacteria with drugs like Cipro but also the poison those bacteria pump out.
Democrat Helen McLennan, a House District 12B candidate, listened as U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minnesota, spoke on her behalf at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport Sunday. The congressman also made stops at Pierz and Little Falls for the DFL candidate. (Dispatch Photo by Steve Kohls)
Brainerd School Board candidates offer views
Six Brainerd school board candidates talked about their views on building needs, the operating levy referendum and challenges for the future in a candidate forum Monday night.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981) - A Brainerd School Board Committee recommended that bids be sought on about $200,000 worth of building projects. The work ranges from new lockers at the high school to tennis court resurfacing.
House District 12B candidates Greg Blaine and Helen McLennan squared off at a televised candidate forum Monday night, agreeing with each other more than they disagreed.
Read Tuesday what the House 12B as well as the Brainerd School Board candidates said at tonight's 2001 election forum.
Four charged in charitable gambling fraud case
WALKER -- Four people were charged in Cass County District Court Monday on forgery and fraud charges following a Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement investigation of the Ski Gull charitable gambling site at Kelly's restaurant.
Foreign exchange student's time in Brainerd helped shape career as world civil servant
Though it's been about 37 years since Ludo Welffens lived in Brainerd, it was his yearlong experience here as a foreign exchange student that seemed to shape the direction of his life and career as a world civil servant.
Who's running in area school board races
In two weeks, voters will have an opportunity to cast ballots for school board candidates in four area cities.
4-H Ambassadors will host their annual Halloween haunted house for ages 8 and older from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the 4-H building in the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-The Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport is among 10 state airports which will receive federal grants totaling $6.6 million according to Gov. Al Quie's office.
Postal workers victimized
WASHINGTON -- With anthrax deemed the likely cause of the death of two postal workers, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson pledged Tuesday the government would be more aggressive with testing and treatment if more tainted mail is discovered.
Runway safety, fuel tanks, passenger protections take back seat to security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drive to improve airline security is delaying other efforts to make flying safer.
Bush returns from Asia with more backing for war against terrorism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was billed as an economic summit but President Bush saw it as another opportunity to talk about terrorism. The message was the same, the venue different.
Peres assures Arafat that Israel has no designs on his territory
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is assuring Yasser Arafat that Israel does not intend to keep its forces in Palestinian areas of the West Bank.
U.S. jets press attacks
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. jets pounded Taliban positions Monday near front lines outside the Afghan capital and a key northern city, the Taliban said. The attacks appeared aimed at helping Afghan opposition forces advance on major cities.
Concorde lands after first full trans-Atlantic test flight since Paris crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- A British Airways Concorde landed at Kennedy International Airport on Monday morning on the supersonic jet's first trans-Atlantic flight since service was suspended last year after a crash killed 113 people near Paris.
Music stars gather to raise money for terrorism victims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It began with the Backstreet Boys singing the national anthem and ended with Michael Jackson under a shower of red, white and blue confetti.
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft closes in on Mars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- If all goes well, a NASA probe will conclude a six-month voyage spanning 286 million miles on Tuesday and enter orbit around Mars to begin mapping minerals, elements and frozen reservoirs of water across the dusty surface of the Red Planet.
Plan will disclose cleanup of Idaho's Silver Valley
KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) -- A proposal to dramatically expand a Superfund site here would bring more money to clean up the area, but opponents contend it would hurt efforts to build on a budding tourist economy.
Postal worker has inhalation anthrax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Health officials are awaiting test results from five patients who have symptoms consistent with anthrax after a local postal worker was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease. The Capitol reopened Monday but congressional buildings remained closed for environmental tests.
Federal work force aging fast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A wave of retirements set to spread across the federal government in the next few years could seriously hamper the war on terrorism.
Consumers may see lower beef prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Consumers should find lower prices at their meat counters the rest of this year in the wake of a slowing economy that has created a glut in the nation's cattle markets, analysts said.
Leading indicators index drops
NEW YORK (AP) -- A key gauge of future U.S. economic activity declined 0.5 percent last month, as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks weakened an already troubled economy.
Ghost of choices made in recessions past haunt Bush
WASHINGTON -- President Bush works fervently to avoid the missteps that bedeviled his father during the last recession. But as Bush negotiates an economic stimulus package with Congress, the strategy presents him with a Hobson's choice.
Death penalty opponents say Texas man should be spared
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Gerald Mitchell grew up on death row, spending almost half of his life condemned for a murder he committed at age 17.
Progress seen in overhauling elections system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key players from both political parties are working to develop federal legislation on overhauling election procedures after months of partisan gridlock, say those familiar with the negotiations.
Artwork aims to help soothe emotions for both artists and viewers
BOSTON (AP) -- Ludvic Saleh was working on an abstract painting of water lilies when he heard that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center.
U.S. soldiers identified
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The two U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan had much in common: They were mature, focused, primed for action and extremely proud to be Army Rangers.
Lobsterman helps trap phony Navy SEALs
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine -- Steve Waterman makes his living trapping lobsters. But his passion is trapping phony SEALS.
Lou: 'I felt good for them'
NEW YORK -- He stood on the top step of the visiting dugout transfixed, his eyes mournfully tracking the arc of another baseball about to disappear over the left-field wall of Yankee Stadium.
Dixon may not be able to set tone against Eagles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoffs last year, Ron Dixon set the tone.
MVP? Pettitte as usual
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Pettitte couldn't believe it -- not that the Yankees won yet another playoff, but that he had a trophy of his very own.
Soriano's walk-off HR gives Yankees 3-1 lead
NEW YORK -- To a long and storied list of New York Yankee playoff heroes that includes Reggie Jackson, Chris Chambliss and Bernie Williams, add Alfonso Soriano, a 23-year-old rookie second baseman who sent a Yankee Stadium crowd of 56,375 -- and probably his entire hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic -- into delirium Sunday night.
Eagles come back to edge Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the Bronx, 10 miles from here, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants to double figures
Another postseason, another Braves defeat
ATLANTA (AP) -- With sprinklers providing the backdrop at Turner Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks straggled out of the third-base dugout for a photo commemorating their first NL championship.
Rams improve to 6-0 behind Canidate
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Subtract reigning league MVP Marshall Faulk, insert a player with 17 career carries -- and the St. Louis Rams still dominate.
Radio guide -- WYRQ-FM (92.1), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KBKK-FM (95.9), KTCF-FM (101.5), KTIG-FM (102.7), WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KTLF-AM (960), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KLLZ-AM (1600)
It's all set: Yanks vs. Diamondbacks in World Series
Mark Grace will get to see Yankee Stadium a lot sooner than he expected.
With memorable game, Paterno finally matches Bear Bryant
With his big, thick glasses and even thicker white socks, Joe Paterno never has been what anyone would consider flashy.
Yankees win fourth straight AL flag
NEW YORK -- It will be months, probably years
Look who's laughing now
ATLANTA -- The plan was ambitious and risky for an expansion franchise that was determined to compete with baseball's establishment.
Anthrax scare hits tennis tournament site
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) -- The site of an ATP tournament was closed for more than hour Tuesday after guards discovered a letter feared to contain anthrax. Authorities said they found no trace of the substance.
Robert Eugene Thomas
AITKIN -- Robert Eugene Thomas, 76, Aitkin, formerly of Crosby, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Edward Joseph Mead Jr.
GARRISON -- Edward Joseph Mead Jr., 85, Garrison, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home.
BREEZY POINT -- James Reece, 70, Breezy Point, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Claude J. Klein
CROSBY -- Claude J. Klein, 82, Crosby, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
Mabel E. Gorman
Mabel E. Gorman, 99, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
Elmer A. Hein
MOTLEY -- Elmer Arthur Hein, 74, Motley, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his home.
Mabel F. Gorman
Mabel F. Gorman, 99, Brainerd, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.
PIERZ -- Marion Veith, 76, Pierz, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at home.
William 'Bill' A. Carlson
William "Bill" A. Carlson, 87, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Robert J. Tepley
SWANVILLE -- Robert John Tepley, 90, Swanville, formerly of Upsala, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Lucille J. Larkin
Lucille J. Larkin, 84, Brainerd, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at her home.
LITTLE FALLS -- Laura Przybilla, 86, Little Falls, formerly of Buckman, died today, Oct. 22, 2001, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
Howard A. Thiery
Howard A. Thiery, 81, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Aili E. Haveri
CAMBRIDGE -- Aili E. Haveri, 89, Cambridge and formerly of Aitkin and Mora, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Delores Albright, 86, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Hart P. Graeber
MERRIFIELD -- Hart P. Graeber, 74, Merrifield, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at his home.
PINE RIVER -- Pat Dirks, 62, Pine River, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at her home.
Reino R. Tuomala
GARRISON -- Reino R. Tuomala, 63, Garrison, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Edward J. Mead Jr.
GARRISON -- Edward Joseph Mead Jr., 85, Garrison, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home.
Lucille J. Larkin
Lucille J. Larkin, 84, Brainerd, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at her home.
Joseph A. Rogich
MILLE LACS LAKE -- Joseph A. Rogich, 79, Mille Lacs Lake area, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his home.
Alvin G. Funk
BUCKMAN -- Alvin George Funk, 57, Buckman, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
SWANVILLE -- Robert Tepley, 90, Swanville, formerly of Upsala, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Greater Staples Hospital in Staples.
Adapting to this reign of terror
WASHINGTON -- Turning on the news lately or glancing at the morning paper is about as entertaining as renting "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives." It's a relentless, nauseating horror show, day after day.
Arafat and political welfare
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may be the world's biggest recipient of political welfare. He refuses to work toward peaceful relations with Israel. He honors none of his agreements. He continues to promote terror. And the world pays him anyway, at Israel's expense.
What happened at Brentwood?
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:
OTHER OPINIONS Our best weapon
The battle against terrorism began in earnest Sept. 11 when terrorism's scourge finally hit home for many Americans.
A recent contributor to this feature made the assertion that there is only one god (God?), presumably hers. However, history shows that there have been thousands of gods from a long list of
BYLINE3: WASHINGTON -- Thrust into the role of wartime leader, President Bush has soared in the polls to a 90 percent approval rating.
With Halloween about a week away, would-be hoaxers are on notice that law enforcement officials won't tolerate any shenanigans when it comes to false reports about terrorism.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is world renowned for his delightfully bizarre novels.
Proud Earnhardt gets sweet victory
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- The only thing that could catch Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway was the rules.
Force wins record 11th NHRA title
ENNIS, Texas (AP) -- John Force won a record 11th NHRA title with a second-place finish Sunday in his Funny Car at the O'Reilly Fall Nationals.
Sluggish economy tests state welfare system
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The downturn in the Minnesota economy and the aftershocks of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are presenting the state's new welfare system with its first major test.
Alleged metro-area accident scams investigated
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Brooklyn Center chiropractor and three St. Paul residents are accused of defrauding Minnesota insurance companies out of $1.2 million in an alleged scheme involving fraudulent injury claims.
Anthrax hot line gets lots of calls
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Although no anthrax cases have been detected in humans within a thousand miles, hundreds of people have called the state Health Department hot line set up to field calls about the illness.
Lutherans install new bishop
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Rev. Craig Johnson became bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a lavish ceremony.
Violent crimes in Minnesota rose 5.7 percent in 2000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Serious crime declined nationwide for the ninth straight year in 2000, but violent crime in Minnesota increased 5.7 percent, according to the FBI's uniform crime report.
People try to help fix health care nightmare
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Prompted by a growing concern that health care costs are out of control, thousands of Minnesotans willingly came to forums earlier this year to pinpoint problems and express their opinions on how best to fix them.
UND ask to leave Fighting Sioux nickname at home
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Officials at State Cloud State want the University of North Dakota to leave their "Fighting Sioux" logos at home when their men's hockey teams play Nov. 2.
Teen injured in shooting mishap
ST. LEO (AP) -- A rural St. Leo teen was hospitalized in serious condition after being accidentally shot in the back Sunday afternoon.
State Fair competitor stripped of win because steer was given drug
FALCON HEIGHTS (AP) -- For the first time since the Minnesota State Fair began testing for illegal drugs 10 years ago, a contestant was stripped of a victory because of a failed drug test.
Remembering a fire chief
During funeral services Saturday for Morristown Fire Chief Ernest Nordmeier, firefighter Brad Sammon passed Nordmeier's helmet across the casket to relatives of the deceased during graveside services in Morristown. Nordmeier, 58, who had been chief for nine years and was still chief when he died, had a 35-year career with the department. He died Oct. 17 of natural causes. (AP Photo)
Pequot Lakes advances in Section 7A
AITKIN -- The ninth-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots knocked off the No. 8 Aitkin Gobblers 3-1 in the opening round of the Section 7, Class 1A volleyball tournament Monday.
Local sports shorts
The Cuyuna Range Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gary's Sports Bar in Ironton.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Tigers, Warriors reeling
Two teams reeling from either misfortune or injury will clash 7 p.m. Tuesday at Adamson Field in the quarterfinals of the Section 8, Class 5A football playoffs.
Raiders end season with 50-11 defeat
Fergus Falls -- The Central Lakes College Raiders football team ended its season with a 50-11 loss to Fergus Falls Saturday in South Division play.
Eighth-ranked Alexandria blanks Warriors
ALEXANDRIA -- The Brainerd Warriors lost their final regular-season match of the volleyball season to eighth-ranked and Central Lakes Conference champion Alexandria 15-4, 15-11, 15-8 Monday.
Seedings illustrate need for new area conference
If ever there was an argument for a new area football conference, or the obliteration of conferences all together, the seedings for the Section 8, Class 3A playoffs are evidence enough.
St. Cloud, Mankato, pull into tie with North Dakota in WCHA
St. Cloud State and Minnesota State, Mankato pulled into a tie with North Dakota at the top of the WCHA standings by opening conference action with sweeps, while the Fighting Sioux split their series with Hockey East opponent Maine.
Wolves like new rule
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The introduction of a zone defense has brought mixed reviews from the NBA, but the Minnesota Timberwolves weren't complaining about it Monday.
Lopez leads Wolves past Bucks
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Felipe Lopez scored 16 points Saturday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 93-74 in an exhibition game.
MINNEAPOLIS -- No matter how good they are, the Green Bay Packers just can't seem to play well in the Metrodome.
Linemen give Redmon, Barber credit for Gophers' victory
MINNEAPOLIS -- Running backs are usually the ones attempting to deflect accolades to their offensive lineman.
Really coming down
Weather drawing by Mikaela Allord of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the 50s.
The Weather Elsewhere
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Becoming cloudy. Scattered showers developing during the afternoon west and south. A chance of showers northeast late. Highs from the middle 40s northeast to near 60 far south.
State forecast for south dakota
Wind advisory today northwest...
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Patchy fog early. Then increasing clouds. A chance of rain spreading into the south this afternoon. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Fog lifting this morning otherwise variable cloudiness with a chance of showers or thunderstorms late northwest. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Considerable clouds. A chance of mainly afternoon showers central and east. Scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm far southeast starting around midday. Highs from the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Increasing clouds west. Partly sunny east. A slight chance of showers or thu
Weather drawing by Sarah Sanders in the Lincoln School third-grade class of Mrs. Ahlers.
State forecast for north dakota
Today...Showers developing around noon west. Becoming cloudy with scattered afternoon showers east. Highs 40 to 45.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A few showers or thunderstorms northwest early. Cloudy elsehwere with areas of fog central and south. Becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Iowa state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. High from the middle 50s north to the upper 60s south.
Annual College Board survey shows college costs rising steeply in weak economy
A survey released Tuesday found the long-standing trend of college costs outpacing inflation worsened this year, and education leaders said the weakening economy was partly to blame.
Names and faces
NEW YORK (AP) -- 'N Sync's Lance Bass sees a time when teen-age girls won't be screaming for his songs -- but for his acting.
Cancer drug stimulates growth of blood vessels, showing promise for treating heart disease
DALLAS (AP) -- A cancer drug has been shown to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in oxygen-starved areas of the heart, offering a potential new treatment for people with clogged heart arteries.
Names and faces
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tennis stars Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf were married Monday in Las Vegas.
Swift action against bullies makes schools safer
DEAR ABBY: I am writing about the letters you have printed about bullying. If an adult attacks an adult, the victim can call the police. If an adult attacks a child, the child can call the police. But if a child attacks or bullies another child, no adult will step in. The adults stand back and say things like, "They'll work it out," or, "It's part of growing up," or, "The bully must come from a broken home."
Study: Newscasts create 'climate of fear' for children, shun key issues
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Local newscasts give scant coverage to key children's issues such as education while creating a "climate of fear" by exaggerating crime dangers for kids, a study says.
U.S. forces blast al-Qaida base north of Kabul, attack other Afghan areas
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. jets swooped down to strike Taliban front lines and an Osama bin Laden stronghold north of Kabul on Tuesday, watched by opposition fighters hoping the American bombardment will open the way for their advance.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli tanks drove deeper into a West Bank town and a refugee camp Monday, drawing heavy Palestinian fire on the fifth day of Israel's broadest military strike against the Palestinians in years.
Pakistanis fear wider clash, unpredictable fallout from war
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- From their front-row seats at the world's strange new war, some Pakistanis fear the United States may be headed into a clash of cultures it cannot win, with fallout no one can predict.
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