NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Monday.
New orders suffer sharp decline in October
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to American factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell a sharp 5.5 percent in October as demand for primary metals including steel dropped by the largest amount in nearly two years.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Monday 102, a year ago 164.
GE picks successor to Welch when he retires next year
Capping one of the most closely watched corporate-succession dramas ever, General Electric Co. on Monday tapped the head of its medical-systems group to replace legendary chief executive John F. "Jack" Welch Jr. when Welch retires at the end of 2001.
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) -- Monday cattle midsession: 600.
Northwest, Continental antitrust settlement nears a conclusion
DETROIT (AP) -- The Justice Department on Monday formally signed off on Northwest Airlines' plan to sharply pare its controlling stake in Continental Airlines and said it will drop its antitrust lawsuit against the airlines once the deal is consummated.
Microsoft seeks to overturn breakup order, charges bias
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft's lawyers on Monday asked a federal appeals court to overturn the breakup order of the software giant, citing repeated errors and bias by the lower court judge who handled the landmark antitrust case.
Plea deals reached in mine fraud case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The former general manager of an Iron Range mining company and his wife reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors for their alleged roles in a fraud scheme that involved kickbacks, misappropriations and insurance fraud.
DaimlerChrysler AG facing $9 billion lawsuit from Kirk Kerkorian
DETROIT -- With its Chrysler division posting a $512 million loss in the third quarter and expecting more steep losses next year, DaimlerChrysler AG is facing yet another headache: a $9 billion lawsuit from investor Kirk Kerkorian.
Retailers see big crowds over holiday weekend, but profits uncertain
Consumers gave most retailers a better-than-expected start to the holiday shopping season, sellers said Monday, with malls and online stores reporting significantly more visitors than last year.
Headstones signed by proud artists
DEAR ABBY: My heart sank when I read the letter from "Daughter From Westfield, N.J.," who was obviously deeply hurt by the way the "monument designer" had signed her father's headstone. While I wholeheartedly support "Daughter's" right to remove the "metal business card," I would like to express the basis for this practice in the memorial industry.
State Farm to offer discount to drivers of autos with best safety records
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- State Farm, the nation's largest automobile insurer, plans to shift its pricing policy to offer discounts to drivers of vehicles that appear to best protect passengers during accidents.
$38.3 million offered for heating assistance
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The federal government has released $38.3 million for low-income Minnesotans to pay heating costs, the state Economic Security Department announced Tuesday.
An 83-year-old woman was injured Monday after being struck by a semi-truck on Highway 6, 11 miles north of Remer in Cass County, the State Patrol said.
JENKINS -- Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident at about 3:38 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 371 in Jenkins, the State Patrol reported.
In an accident report on Page 5A of Monday's Dispatch, Crystal Cherne's name was misspelled.
BURGLARY -- Brandon Connery, Deerwood, reported his residence broken into. Two Eclipse speakers, valued at $600, were taken.
BURGLARY -- Total Gas reported a burglary Saturday. Eighteen cartons of cigarettes were taken.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1100.
Pillager School Board
Jerome P. Peterson, 52, and Susan E. Katzaman, 42, both of Baxter.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 142, a year ago 293.
Gore, Bush take fight to Florida court, U.S. Supreme Court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida state judge announced Tuesday he will order thousands of ballots driven from South Florida to the state capital here under the tight security of state police -- setting up the possible final act in Vice President Al Gore's struggle to capture Florida's electoral votes and wrest the presidency from Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
Stalemate Q. and A.
Lawyers for George W. Bush and Al Gore exchanged legal briefs and criticism and faced off in two state courtrooms Tuesday. But the dispute over Florida's presidential election remains far from resolution. Here are several questions and answers to help clarify the stalemate.
Study: Men -- unlike women -- use only half of brain when listening
CHICAGO (AP) -- Score one for exasperated women: New research suggests men really do listen with just half their brains.
Bowel drug pulled from market
WASHINGTON --A popular drug recently approved for irritable bowel syndrome was pulled from the market Tuesday after sending dozens of people to the hospital and possibly causing the deaths of at least three users.
Gophers' doctor says removing helmets can worsen hockey injuries
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When hockey players go down on the ice with potential neck injuries, leave their helmets on, the team doctor for the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team says.
Drug slows early stage rheumatoid arthritis, study says
BOSTON (AP) -- A drug used to relieve the symptoms of advanced rheumatoid arthritis also appears to slow or stop the progression of the disease when given in its early stages, a study concludes.
Supreme Court will hear medical marijuana case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide the fate of the medical marijuana laws in California and eight other states.
Volunteers needed to help others prepare tax forms as part of free program
Anyone interested in helping others with tax form preparation is invited to participate in the upcoming tax aide program.
C-I graduate lives a dream by performing with Minnesota Vikings' cheerleading squad
CROSBY -- When fulfilling your dreams it doesn't matter whether you're from a small town or a large city. Just ask Erika Geske.
Champion fisherman reveals winning strategies
GRAND RAPIDS -- A month after claiming the richest prize in walleye tournament history, Scott Glorvigen has revealed how he won the first Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Championship at Green Bay, Wis., in October.
Cass County will offer blood pressure and immunization clinics in December.
Multiple sclerosis patients may be winter athletes
WASHINGTON -- For people with multiple sclerosis, winter is a good time for sports.
Farm couples help each other cope with stress
DETROIT LAKES (AP) -- David and Janet Malone gave up their farm dream once in the 1980s and don't want to do it again.
Duluth's new aquarium attracts visitors, as well as controversy
DULUTH (AP) -- By one measure, the Great Lakes Aquarium is off to a great start: more than 202,000 people have visited since it opened July 29. That puts it halfway toward its first-year goal in less than four months of operation.
Group strives to bring 'poetry to the people' at Crosby coffee shop
CROSBY -- Don't get too worried if you suddenly begin to hear people speaking in rhyme in downtown Crosby.
Cuyuna Range Women's Club to meet
CROSBY -- The Cuyuna Range Women's Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library Meeting Room.
Tree of Lights to be on display in Lincoln
LINCOLN -- A Tree of Lights is being sponsored by the Lincoln-Scandia Valley Lions and will be on display by Staples Sports II on County Road 3 just off Highway 10.
Sister finds her life calling helping young prisoners
RED WING (AP) -- Sister Mary Jude Jun likes to joke, "I have 28 grandsons, and they all go to Harvard."
CLC offers workshops, short courses
Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, will host the following workshops and short courses through its Business and Industry Center and the Customized Training staff.
Open house at Staples campus of CLC attracts 400 people
STAPLES - Four hundred visitors signed the guest book at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College for the open house Nov.19.
A small group of poets in Crosby has devised a way to bring poetry to the people at a coffee and book store in Crosby. Find out how to contribute to a magnetic poem Wednesday in Neighbors.
C-I board still working on superintendent search
CROSBY --Integrity, leadership, interpersonal, knowledge and understanding of school finance are skills or qualities the Crosby-Ironton School Board will be seeking in its search for a superintendent.
Brainerd man to take TV spotlight
A Brainerd man was able to see a popular television game show from the inside and will be able to watch himself in a national spotlight tonight on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
County fields opinions on trails, tax-forfeited land
More than 65 people filled the Elk's Club meeting room Tuesday to weigh in their opinions with the Crow Wing County Board about how trails should be posted on tax-forfeited land.
C-I books show improvement, but district still in the red
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton School District is still operating in the red, but its financial status seems to be moving in the right direction.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1980) - Walt Doran, a veteran of volunteer work in the Brainerd area has been selected by a 16-member committee as 1980 Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A school bus driver was sentenced to 2 1/2 months in jail after admitting he drove a bus while under the influence of drugs.
Ag firm extends compensation deadline for Starlink corn
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The deadline for farmers to request compensation for problems incurred in marketing genetically modified corn not approved for human foods has been extended indefinitely, the Minnesota Attorney General's office said.
This was Brainerd
NOVEMBER 28 - 80 years ago (1920) - A minimum wage of $12 a week for women and minors in Minnesota will be effective in January. This is an increase of $1 a week over the former minimum wage.
Ready for Christmas
With the initials LJM on the outside of a small child's trunk, Laura Jane Musser would have packed for the annual trip abroad. The original case filled with clothes is the same one used by Musser, who later deeded the Weyerhaeuser and Musser Houses to the city of Little Falls. This year's theme for Musser House tours is "Christmas around the World." Tours continue daily until Dec. 10.
The Brainerd High School Kixters will hold its holiday show at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. tonight in the high school gym. Each show is a one-hour performance.
Radiothon planned in child abuse fight
The Crow Wing County Child Protection Team, the Cass County and Aitkin County Child Abuse Prevention Councils, WJJY/K101 radio stations and Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota will once again sponsor the seventh annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse.
Pequot trucker dead three days before being found in truck
DEXTER, Minn. (AP) -- A trucker found slumped over the steering wheel of his idling truck at a truck stop on Interstate 90 Sunday had apparently been dead for three days, Mower County officials said.
Recount in the 2nd District congressional race to be done by hand
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) -- Florida can do whatever Florida wants. But Minnesota's recount of one of the tightest congressional races in the nation will be done by hand, a judge decided Tuesday.
MADD launches safety campaign
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, AllState and General Motors are inviting Brainerd lakes area residents to participate in the 15th annual "Tie One On For Safety" campaign. The campaign runs between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Man pleads innocent in 1979 Stearns County jailbreak
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- The man accused of escaping from the Stearns County jail 21 years ago pleaded innocent to an escape charge. Authorities allege that David Hodel used a hacksaw to cut his way out of the old jail in 1979. He was recently found at a homeless encampment in Alaska and extradited back.
Another surplus expected
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesotans are virtually guaranteed another surplus-driven tax rebate.
County making progress on E-911 signs
Crow Wing County is seven townships closer to having all the Enhanced-911 signs installed.
Attorney general issues opinion on Ventura's gig
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura is covered under a state code of ethics regarding outside income, the state attorney general said in an opinion released Tuesday.
Bring your Christmas wish lists and your appetite to the 35th annual Brunch with Santa from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday at the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Ruptured natural gas line shuts down much of Aitkin
AITKIN -- A ruptured natural gas line west of Aitkin left many residents without heat and shut down much of the city early Monday.
The winter storm that blew across Minnesota Tuesday night and into this morning dropped about 3-5 inches of snow in the area and created icy road conditions for motorists.
MARSHALL -- Officials will perform an autopsy on a man whose body was found outside his car, which was stuck in the snow.
Judge postpones trial on Indian graves lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The trial of a tribal lawsuit over eroding American Indian grave sites along the Missouri River was postponed Tuesday after lawyers for both sides asked for more time to try reach a settlement.
Gore urges patience while he contests Florida results
Taking his case directly to the people, Al Gore asked Americans Monday night to be patient and suspend judgment as his lawyers went to court to formally contest Florida election results giving the White House to George W. Bush.
Cohen orders probe of system on military absentee ballots
WASHINGTON -- Amid a continuing GOP outcry over the exclusion of military absentee ballots in Florida, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen ordered the Pentagon Tuesday to investigate the shortcomings of the military postal system.
Bipartisan task force recommends easing Cuban embargo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should ease the Cuban embargo to help the island's transition to a post-Castro era and reduce chances of U.S. military intervention, a Council on Foreign Relations panel recommended Wednesday.
Houseboat exhaust cited in poisonings
PHOENIX (AP) -- Carbon monoxide poisonings have caused nine deaths and 102 injuries at a lake straddling Arizona and Utah, leading investigators to fear houseboat exhaust may be sickening people across America.
Supreme Court strikes down drug checkpoints
WASHINGTON -- A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional random roadblocks intended to catch drug criminals. The court's most conservative justices dissented.
South Dakota governor touts egg plant
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Janklow touted a proposed $10.6 million egg production plant for Moody County on Tuesday, and an Arizona egg ranch signed an agreement with a farmer cooperative to buy and market the eggs in stores between South Dakota and that state.
Key witness defends motives in Carruth trial
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A co-defendant in the Rae Carruth murder case denied that he was testifying to get a more lenient sentence when he goes to trial later.
Economic growth slows sharply
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The high-flying U.S. economy has come back to earth, growing at an annual rate of just 2.4 percent in the summer, the slowest pace in nearly four years.
Economy cools as consumer confidence plummets
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy appears to be slowing more suddenly than previously thought. The slowdown increases chances that the high-flying economy's long-sought "soft landing" could turn hard, driving up unemployment and forcing the Federal Reserve to reverse course and slash interest rates.
FBI searching Los Alamos landfill for missing tapes
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Using a bulldozer and a large floodlight, FBI agents scoured a snow-covered county landfill for tapes containing nuclear weapons data from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Bush boldly moves toward taking charge
AUSTIN, Texas -- George W. Bush, in a bold gesture to assert authority, is moving key operatives to Washington and seeking private financing for a presidential transition.
Report: Depressurization probably caused crash that killed golfer Payne Stewart
Offering little to better explain the mysterious plane crash 13 months ago that killed golfer Payne Stewart and five others, federal investigators on Tuesday confirmed long-held suspicions that the accident probably was caused by a loss of cabin pressurization.
Hispanic trailblazer Rep. Henry Gonzalez dies
SAN ANTONIO -- To many in San Antonio, former Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez will be remembered as a trailblazer.
Carolina breaks out of skid
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers found a solution for their inconsistency -- for one game, anyway.
Packers' Dotson lost for season
The Green Bay Packers' hopes of reaching the playoffs under first-year coach Mike Sherman are all but over.
Carter mum on future
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The Minnesota Vikings' Cris Carter knows whether he is returning next season, but he isn't ready to reveal those plans.
Timberwolves enjoy Wally's World
CHICAGO (AP) -- In Wally's World, there's a treat every night. Up close, he gets to watch teammate Kevin Garnett and his vast array of basketball skills.
Washington coach Norv Turner lived up to his word, and Redskins quarterback Brad Johnson got his starting job back.
Duke beats Illinois by 1
Mike Krzyzewski's patience is stretched as thin as top-ranked Duke's victory margins.
Hackett's out at USC Beamer staying at Virginia Tech
In the latest flurry of college coaching activity, Paul Hackett is out at Southern California, Frank Beamer is staying at Virginia Tech and Miami's Butch Davis is interviewing at Alabama.
Riley shares Big Ten's best defensive lineman honor
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) -- Purdue quarterback Drew Brees was named Tuesday the Big Ten offensive player of the year and placed atop the All-Big Ten team chosen by coaches and a media panel.
Sooners' offense not a concern
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's 12-point effort against Oklahoma State last week represented the fewest points in Bob Stoops' two years as coach. It also continued a three-week run in which the top-ranked Sooner offense wasn't its normal, high-scoring self.
Former North Stars player wins round in case
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Former Minnesota North Stars player Mario Thyer won a round in his fight to make the relocated NHL franchise compensate him for an injury related to the puck he took to the right eye in a 1992 game.
These aren't the same old Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints, tied with defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis for the lead in the NFC West, have surprised everyone but themselves.
Sharks' goalie notches victory
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Darryl Sutter expects his team to benefit while Steve Shields and Evgeni Nabokov compete for the job as the San Jose Sharks' starting goalie.
McNabb, running quarterbacks are future of the NFL
PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb isn't supposed to run like Ricky Williams.
Mr. Selig goes to Washington Anxious D.C. people told business issues come first
WASHINGTON -- Commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday that Major League Baseball must first put its economic house in order before he will consider allowing a franchise to relocate to Washington, Northern Virginia or any other city.
SuperSonics fire Westphal
SEATTLE (AP) -- SuperSonics coach Paul Westphal was fired Monday, 15 games into a season marked by discord and losses.
Lindros wants to play but needs a team
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) -- Eric Lindros isn't getting away from the Philadelphia Flyers just yet.
The Chargers were unplugged
Shouts of "Heidi! Heidi!" went up in sports bars all around Kansas City on Sunday, but, sadly, in a stadium half a country away, Chief Coach Gunther Cunningham could not hear those desperate pleas and kept Warren Moon in at quarterback.
Lions all banged up heading into Vikings game
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- There are probably worse things in the NFL than playing the Minnesota Vikings with a beat-up defensive backfield.
Seton Hall's Griffin continues to impress
Seton Hall freshman Eddie Griffin was everything he was expected to be in his first three college games.
Miffed Pac-10 might end relationship with BCS over Oregon State snub
The Pacific 10 Conference, tired of being virtually snubbed by the major college football bowls other than the Rose for the last 15 years, is threatening to pull out of the Bowl Championship Series after its contract expires in 2006 if the Fiesta Bowl does not select Oregon State.
Mussina narrows list to three teams
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Mussina hopes to decide by Friday where he'll pitch next year, and he has already trimmed his list to three teams.
DULUTH -- RoseMarie Ginter, 69, Duluth, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Franciscan Health Center of Duluth.
Mansel D. Martin
Mansel DuWayne Martin, 79, Brainerd, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of Minneapolis.
Mildred E. Folsom
BLOOMINGTON -- Mildred E. Folsom, 86, Bloomington, and formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at NC Little Hospice of Edina.
Mayme B. Hammerstad
PEQUOT LAKES -- Mayme B. Hammerstad, 100, Pequot Lakes, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Country Care Home of Pequot Lakes.
Lorna (Zaffke) Hamilton
WILSON, N.C. -- Lorna (Zaffke) Hamilton, 82, Bailey, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Wilson, N.C.
Richard Steenhoven Jr.
NEVIS -- Richard "Rich" "D.J." Louis Steenhoven Jr., 34, Nevis, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Fairview Southdale Hospital of Edina.
Dorothy L. Runberg
Dorothy L. Runberg, 91, Brainerd, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Rochester.
Charles 'Chuck' H. Russell
VERO BEACH, Fla.-- Charles "Chuck" H. Russell, 75, Vero Beach, Fla., and formerly of Brainerd, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fla., after a brief illness.
PIERZ -- Bernard Rastetter, 96, Pierz, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at St. Gabriel's Hospital of Little Falls.
PALISADE -- Harry Jacobson, 75, Palisade, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at home.
Carl A. Anderson
AITKIN -- Carl A. Anderson, 78, Aitkin, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Riverwood Health Care Center of Aitkin.
Phillip A. Dahlberg
DULUTH -- Phillip A. Dahlberg, 76, Duluth, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Benedictine Health Center of Duluth.
Harley L. Lundquist
MOTLEY -- Harley L. Lundquist, 80, Motley, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at home.
Late charges - Dispatch Editorial
Since 2000 will be remembered as the political year that wouldn't end, we'll revisit one unsettling campaign issue -- the subject of last-minute political charges.
The unending election
Everyone else is floating theories on the meaning of the election that will not end. Here is mine.
Florida challenge has radicalized Gore
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore, the politician who fashioned a 25-year career portraying himself as the soul of moderation, has become radicalized by Florida.
OTHER OPINIONS - Mr. Gore's appeal
Vice President Al Gore is asking Florida's courts, meaning ultimately its Supreme Court, to issue a set of orders whose likely effect would be to make him the winner of a presidential election he will otherwise have lost.
Cheney's health: Legitimate issue
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times:
The fight's not over
WASHINGTON--You have to sympathize with Al Gore and George W. Bush. The missteps both have committed during the endless days of the Long Count Election result from pressures few of us can even imagine.
Brainerd Lakes Area AARP Tax Aide is seeking volunteers of all ages who want to learn tax law and help prepare tax retu
Why Gore must soldier on
There may come a day very soon when Al Gore must show the fine breeding from which he certainly must have benefited and concede the presidential election.
France steps down as NASCAR president
Bill France Jr. stepped down Tuesday as president of NASCAR, the racing circuit his father founded in the backwoods of the South that has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry.
Sauk Rapids edges LF boys in hockey action
LITTLE FALLS -- The Sauk Rapids Storm scored with less than one second remaining in the third period to defeat the Little Falls Flyers 8-7 in non-conference boys' hockey Tuesday.
Good matchups coming early
The winter sports season looks to be an exciting one in the Brainerd lakes area and in the first week of competition some intriguing matchups are on the docket.
Girls pile up penalties
Six penalties were whistled in the first period of Tuesday's girls' hockey game between the St. Cloud Tech Tigers and Brainerd Warriors.
St. Cloud girls beat Brainerd in OT
For almost two periods the Brainerd Warriors girls' hockey team maintained a 2-0 edge against the St. Cloud Tigers.
AITKIN -- Brooke Rollins scored 20 points to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team to a 68-34 non-conference victory against the Aitkin Gobblers Tuesday.
Six Warriors on all-section football team
Six Brainerd Warriors have been named to the All-Section 8, Class 5A football team.
Brainerd High School graduate Chris Bjorklund scored a team-high 29 points but the Cal Poly Mustangs fell 86-72 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in men's college basketball Sunday.
Study finds Web sites on health influence care decisions
WASHINGTON -- When Elise Roelands wanted to find out why her husband had kidney stones and how he could avoid them, she searched health sites on the Internet rather than going to a doctor.
Those who sew learn how to create items with fleece
WALKER -- Fleece, once a name reserved for wool sheepskin with fur on it, now also commonly means a fuzzy knit polyester fabric, said LeAnn Evans, Wadena County extension educator.
Giving directions just isn't as easy as it used to be
Early sailors stayed close to shore and followed known landmarks. The Phoenicians and Polynesians learned to use positions of stars and planets to guide them. And the Three Wise Men followed the Star of Bethlehem.
Weather drawing by Mary Gendron of Mrs. Surma's third grade class at Baxter school.
Snow tonight, cloudy with flurries Wednesday.
You have snow mail
Robert Bosch shoveled a love message Monday into the fresh snow on Boom Lake to his girlfriend who lives above the lake on Park Street.
Weather drawing by Leona Caruthers of Sharon Jendro's first grade class at Lowell school.
Robin Paulson walked in the frosty landscape Monday down South Fourth Street to College Drive as part of his 2.5 mile morning walk.
Opinionated woman in company of men does her gender an injustice
DEAR ABBY: The other day, a female co-worker and I were talking about friendship. She informed me that she prefers the company of men. When I asked her why, she said that women were small-minded and boring.
Christmas party for the Rollin' Rangers Camping Club will be at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the VFW Club in Brainerd. Please bring items for the Food shelf in place of gift exchange.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Geena Davis is getting married -- again.
Names and faces
BOSTON (AP) -- Looking to reel in a good catch?
Plastic-coated toaster oven!
Dear Heloise: Please help me with a big problem! I have a chrome toaster oven, and I had a loaf of bread (wrapped in plastic) on the top when I was heating an item. The PLASTIC MELTED ON THE CHROME, and I can't get it off. -- Shirley Spear, Springfield, Va.
Chretien, Liberal Party triumph in Canada election
OTTAWA -- Jean Chretien had exhorted voters to "Remember Florida," and they heeded his message, delivering a no-recount-needed election victory that gave the prime minister's Liberal Party a third straight majority government.
Russian prosecutor demands maximum sentence for accused U.S. spy
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian prosecutor on Wednesday demanded the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250 million fine for Edmond Pope, a U.S. businessman accused of espionage, the defendant's lawyer said.
Egyptian accused of spying for Israel
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian engineer was charged Tuesday with spying for Israel, prosecutors said, in a case that comes at a particularly frosty time in the two nations' relations.
With early elections, Barak's future, Mideast peace on the line
JERUSALEM -- In the midst of a bloody conflict with the Palestinians, Israel has been plunged into political turmoil by an overwhelming parliament vote to hold new elections, two years ahead of schedule.
U.N. warns of AIDS complacency, says epidemic explodes in Russia
GENEVA (AP) -- The world's richest countries are growing alarmingly complacent about the global AIDS epidemic as infections reach new levels, the United Nations said in a report Tuesday that noted the number of cases in Russia alone will more than double this year.
Prophet or evil genius?
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- When he first ran for office a decade ago, many Haitians called him a prophet and backed him with religious fervor.
Opposition determined to force early elections in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's hard-line opposition on Tuesday rebuffed an appeal by Prime Minister Ehud Barak that it join a national emergency government, and said it was determined to force early elections with a crucial vote in parliament.
European Commission proposal aimed at stopping mad cow disease
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Commission proposed a six-month ban on meat and bone meal in fodder Wednesday as a way to eradicate mad cow disease and restore consumer confidence in European beef.
DNA points to link between wild rice and Asia
ST. PAUL (AP) -- As it turns out, wild rice may be every bit as Minnesotan as the Great Wall of China.
Philippine Senate rejects president's attempt to dismiss impeachment
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Senate on Tuesday denied President Joseph Estrada's motion to dismiss impeachment charges accusing him of corruption and said his trial will begin Dec. 7.
Dutch parliament passes bill to legalize euthanasia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch parliament approved a bill Tuesday to allow euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, making it the first country to formally legalize the practice.
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