SOUTH ST. PAUL, (AP) (USDA) -- Tuesday cattle: 1,150.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Tuesday 197, a year ago 232.
LITTLE FALLS -- One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday at Hawthorne Road and 153rd Street near Little Falls.
The Brainerd Dispatch incorrectly described council member Bob Olson's recent statement regarding Council President Lucy Nesheim in Sunday's editorial. Olson said he hoped she would consider resigning from her position as council president.
Crow Wing sheriff
St. Joseph's Medical Center
WALKER -- The following recently appeared in Cass County District Court:
The Brainerd Fire Department responded at 3:03 a.m. Saturday to a call from the Charles Sheets residence at 561 Timberlane Drive in Baxter.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a trash bin fire outside the Salvation Army in Brainerd.
Teen on the tour
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Ty Tryon is just like any other 17-year-old in many respects. He is still growing into his size-13 shoes, his cheeks are pocked with acne and he has an English paper due Friday at his high school.
Bush threatens to veto defense bill if spending added
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush told congressional leaders over breakfast Wednesday that he will take the extraordinary step of vetoing the Defense Department appropriation if Democrats insist on attaching $35 billion in anti-terrorism spending.
Hit with giant deficit, state politicos point fingers
ST. PAUL -- Now that they've got an idea on the size of Minnesota's budget problem, the next step for state leaders is to figure out how to fix it.
President sees brightening job market, offers antidote to recession
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush says the federal government has set the stage for a rebounding job market.
Bush freezes assets of Muslim charity linked to militant group
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration froze the assets Tuesday of a prominent U.S.-based Muslim charity and two overseas groups accused of financing the militant Islamic Palestinian organization Hamas. The move marked the first time the U.S. government has used its war on terrorism to intervene in the Middle East conflict.
Student fashion show raises $400
STAPLES -- Nearly 30 models, mostly students at Central Lakes College in Staples, helped raise about $400 for two causes supported by the Student Senate at CLC.
Last barges of season head south on Mississippi
ST. PAUL (AP) -- A towboat named Phyllis has pushed the last barges of 2001 downstream from St. Paul, ending the upper Mississippi River's shortest-ever shipping season.
Area health briefs
The Cass County Public Health Department has moved to the Cass County Health and Human Services Building, 400 Michigan Ave., Walker.
Winter fashion takes cue from sleek skiers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forget snow, ice and rain. The real perils of winter are hat hair, cold fingers and unflattering puffy coats.
Hog processing plant will give control back to producers
DAWSON (AP) -- The future of 80 family farms in southwest Minnesota rests on the fate of a new kind of hog processing plant set to open around the middle of December.
Dome school's unusual shape touted for strength, low cost
GRAND MEADOW (AP) -- Standing on a dirt floor in a dimly lit dome, Bruce Klaehn peered into the future and proclaimed, "This will be our ag shop."
CLC-Staples hosts annual Farm Forum
STAPLES -- The 14th annual Farm Forum, "Current Issues in Agriculture," featured marketing, tax information, weather and government program updates.
Bemidji company finds niche with quick, tasty trail food
BEMIDJI (AP) -- Entrepreneurial inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places. Bob and Billie Edwards found it one day deep in the woods, on a paddling trip celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
Mom's business keeps her close to daughters
PEQUOT LAKES -- Christine Kennedy likes to joke that she decorates her home in "early warehouse."
The drive-through collection mailboxes on South Fifth Street at the Brainerd Post Office will be closed Thursday morning because of construction at the post office.
Residents oppose Hawkins improvements
The Brainerd City Council Monday heard from several people opposed to improvements on Hawkins Drive in southwest Brainerd.
St. Joseph's Medical Center Foundation, Brainerd, recently announced its Community Health Initiative Grant award of $10,000 to the "Bridges of Hope" project sponsored by Lakewood Evangelical Free Church.
Police chief-related lawsuit by Putzke dismissed
A lawsuit claiming three Brainerd City Council members violated the state open meeting law in the hiring process of the new police chief earlier this year has been dismissed.
Industrial park land sale argued
The sale of a parcel of land in Brainerd's Industrial Park was contested at Brainerd's City Council meeting Monday.
Baxter council adopts 2002 budget, levy
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council Tuesday adopted its 2002 budget and property tax levy Tuesday.
Council denies contractor's license
The Brainerd City Council Monday denied a contractor's license to Caird Construction, citing several complaints from customers and at least five judgments pending in court against Caird.
Patrol: Drunk driving enforcement to increase
BAXTER -- The State Patrol office in Baxter is reporting drunk driving enforcement will be increased from Dec. 13-22.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-Brainerd High School's Warrior Basketball team showed second-year mentor Mike Morgan it is beginning to get his hustling brand of tight defensive basketball down pat in rolling to an 82-47 season opening triumph over Crosby-Ironton Rangers here Friday night.
Council applauds Baxter police work
BAXTER -- The Baxter City Council and Mayor Gary Muehlhausen Tuesday congratulated the Baxter police officers who were on duty and responded to a chase and standoff with a Edina man wanted for questioning in the murder of his mother.
Space shortage faces high school
Brainerd High School is the newest facility in the district, yet it is 33 years old and overcrowded.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1981)-St. Joseph's Hospital, a part of Brainerd since 1901, announced yesterday the eighth major construction program in its 80-year history, a proposed $10.4 million addition and remodeling project.
The western sky glowed orange over the Mississippi River at the bridge on the C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway Tuesday afternoon. The moisture in the air and haze helped create a dramatic light show.
A worker descended a ladder on one of the two silos that have been erected at the new W. W. Thompson concrete block plant which is under construction on Industrial Park Road Southwest in Brainerd. The new facility will manufacture all concrete blocks for the Brainerd company.
EPA orders General Electric to dredge PCBs from Hudson River
WASHINGTON -- Federal environmental officials ordered General Electric Co. to pay to remove tons of poisonous PCBs from the bed of the upper Hudson River, one of the largest dredging operations ever.
Latest alert taken in stride
In a sobering sign of the times, the latest nationwide terrorism alert was greeted as part of the new routine by state and local authorities, who kept working Tuesday on holiday security plans.
AMA declines to call for nationwide smallpox vaccinations
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday refused to endorse smallpox vaccinations for all Americans, rejecting calls from doctors who say the disease could be used as a biological weapon.
Bloomberg spent record $69 million in New York mayor's race
NEW YORK (AP) -- Media mogul Michael Bloomberg spent $92.60 per vote to become New York's next mayor, eclipsing the U.S. record for self-financed campaigns and following a trend in recent high-stakes campaigns.
Enron takes steps to stay afloat
HOUSTON (AP) -- Enron Corp. took steps to bolster its weak financial footing following the beleaguered energy company's historic bankruptcy filing, arranging $1.5 billion in financing and slashing 4,000 jobs, or 20 percent of its work force.
Oklahoma puts third woman to death, passes Texas for number of executions this year
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- A woman convicted of killing her son's ex-girlfriend in 1982 was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection, making her the third woman and 17th inmate put to death this year in Oklahoma.
Jobless Linda Tripp may lose home to foreclosure
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) -- Linda Tripp is facing foreclosure on the home where she recorded the telephone calls with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that triggered the impeachment of President Clinton.
U.S. fears bin Laden advance in nuclear device
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence agencies have recently concluded that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network may have made greater strides than previously thought toward obtaining plans or materials to make a crude radiological weapon that would use conventional explosives to spread radioactivity over a wide area, according to U.S. and foreign sources.
Striking teachers jailed
FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Contract talks between a striking teachers' union and a school board broke off early Wednesday as 43 teachers spent their first night in jail early Wednesday for defying a judge's back-to-work order.
Americans emerge from ranks of defeated Taliban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces have questioned an American found among Taliban fighters but haven't decided what will be done with him, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Friendly fire kills 2 U.S. troops
WASHINGTON -- Two American soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in Afghanistan on Wednesday when a B-52 bomber missed its target. The friendly-fire accident produced the worst U.S. casualty toll of the war.
Ridge issues new terrorism alert
WASHINGTON -- Announcing a terrorist alert during the holiday season, the Bush administration is urging Americans to be extra vigilant amid an increase in credible threats.
Rain clouds force another delay in shuttle launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After yet another delay in the launch of space shuttle Endeavour, NASA fueled the ship again Wednesday for a launch to begin a mission to ferry a fresh crew to the international space station.
Olson can't recant guilty plea
LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge Monday refused to let accused Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson withdraw her guilty plea in a 1975 case after a contentious hearing in which he accused the longtime fugitive of lying in court.
Authorities search O.J. Simpson's home in connection with drug, theft ring
MIAMI -- Federal agents searched O.J. Simpson's home early Tuesday as part of an investigation into an Ecstasy drug ring and the theft of equipment used to steal satellite television signals.
False anthrax assurances put heat on officials
WASHINGTON -- Government health officials investigating the anthrax attacks are facing growing criticism for making false safety assurances that some experts say may be eroding public trust.
Players never expected contraction to be part of negotiations
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Major league players expected to negotiate a new labor contract during the offseason. They just never thought the elimination of teams would be an issue.
Favre leads Pack to comeback win over Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' victory over Jacksonville wasn't nearly as easy as Brett Favre made it look.
Jordan to sit for at least one game
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Jordan's body is telling him to rest. He's listening -- for at least one game.
LITTLE FALLS -- Marcella Piekarski, 79, Little Falls, formerly of Flensburg, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Phyllis L. Hyytinen Kallroos
AITKIN -- Phyllis L. Hyytinen Kallroos, 78, Aitkin, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
Gerald Payonk, Crosslake, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sheri J. Long
Sheri Jean Long, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at her home.
Stella Leonard Lyman
WADENA -- Stella Leonard Lyman, 90, Wadena, formerly of Verndale, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
PIERZ -- Martha Otremba, 93, Pierz, formerly of Harding, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Ralph I. Fischer
Ralph I. Fischer, 91, Brainerd, died today, Dec. 5, 2001, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Esther A. Pfeifle
STAPLES -- Esther Annette Pfeifle, 79, Staples, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Ruth M. Johnson
PINE RIVER -- Ruth Mary Johnson, 88, Pine River, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sheri J. Long
Sheri Jean Long, 47, Brainerd, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at her home.
Ruth M. Johnson
PINE RIVER -- Ruth M. Johnson, 88, Pine River, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Ora V. Hubred
Ora Victoria Hubred, 91, Brainerd, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
LITTLE FALLS -- Marcella Piekarski, 79, Little Falls and formerly of Flensburg, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
PIERZ -- Martha Otremba, 93, Pierz, formerly of Harding, died today, Dec. 4, 2001, at Pierz Villa in Pierz.
Leonard L. Larson
NISSWA -- Leonard L. Larson, 50, Nisswa, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Carol Tautges, 69, Brainerd, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at her home.
John P. Leisenheimer
LITTLE FALLS -- John Philip Leisenheimer, 77, Little Falls, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at home.
PINE RIVER -- Ethelyn Alexander, 73, Pine River, formerly of Brainerd, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River.
Joanne (Faucher) Carroll
MORA -- Joanne (Faucher) Carroll, 62, Mora, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at home.
William D. Bryant
William D. Bryant, 68, Brainerd, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Back to deficits
When Congress was debating the cost of the president's proposed tax cuts earlier this year, administration officials and the president said not to worry: The surplus would provide the necessary funds for the tax cut and the operations of the government besides. Now the tax cuts have been enacted, the economy is in recession, the country is at war and the same officials are lamenting that deficits are in sight for at least the rest of the president's term. The surplus, which, as the president's own advisers well understood, was never more than an accounting mirage, has disappeared.
You ain't seen nothin' yet until you've seen the Christmas lighting display at the corner of North Fourth and Kingwood streets.
If you don't like this story...
If you don't read every single word of this story, then the terrorists have won.
The following letters were written by Brainerd School District students.
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Sixty years is a long time to remember a military disaster. Yet for those old enough to remember Pearl Harbor, the date of Dec. 7, 1941, continues to leave an indelible mark on their memories.
Contact your state legislator
Area legislators and how to contact them.
The wrong question
"Why Do They Hate Us?" was the headline question after the attacks of Sept. 11. After the popular response in Afghanistan to the defeats suffered by the Taliban, perhaps we can conclude it was the wrong question.
News council procedures
The Minnesota News Council is an independent organization that examines citizens' complaints alleging inaccuracy, unfairness or unethical conduct by the media.
NHRA lines up sponsor
Eleven-time National Hot Rod Association Winston Drag Racing Series Funny Car points champion John Force described it as "a perfect fit" in a special National Hot Rod Association teleconference call Monday.
WEIRD WEATHER Record highs, thunderstorms, fog, winter storm in weather mix
Record highs, thunderstorms, thick fog and even snowstorms brought a strange brew of December weather to Minnesota on Wednesday.
State budget turns RED
ST. PAUL -- The state's budget is expected to come up $1.95 billion short, according to a projection released Tuesday by the state.
Stadium poll Most Minnesotans still oppose public funding
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Most Minnesotans still oppose public funding for a baseball stadium despite a chance the Minnesota Twins may be eliminated next season, according to a new statewide poll.
'Buck' Humphrey announces campaign for secretary of state
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Another Humphrey is officially running for office.
Unusually mild weather spreading across U.S.
Golf courses reopened Wednesday in Minnesota as unusually mild weather sent temperatures rising toward records from the Midwest to the East Coast.
Health Department releases new smoke-free proposal
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Only new restaurants would be required to go smoke-free or install special ventilation equipment under a new proposal by the Minnesota Health Department.
State budget shortfall brings back memories for Samuelson
Sen. Don Samuelson remembers having to face his constituents in 1981 and telling them their taxes would be raised and state programs would be cut back to make up a state budget deficit.
Consideration of state employee contracts delayed again by legislative commission
ST. PAUL (AP) -- For the second time, a legislative commission has put off consideration of new contracts ratified by two state employee unions.
Former Brainerd swimmer making splash in new career
A wise man in a movie once used a box of chocolates to explain how life can be unpredictable and where you end up and what you do in life might not be exactly what you had in mind.
Junior high players lead Tech past Warrior girls
Remember the names Andrea Herold and Holly Roberts because they will be ravaging girls' hockey opponents in Minnesota for years.
Stout volleyball team honors Bogenschutz
Brainerd High School graduate Laura Bogenschutz has been named the recipient of the hustle award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout volleyball team. Bogenschutz was the team's setter, collecting 1,305 assists.
Wiczek leads Pequot past LRCS in area boys' basketball play
PEQUOT LAKES -- Jeremy Wiczek led the Pequot Lakes Patriots past the Lake Region Christian School Hornets 55-38 in non-conference boys' basketball Tuesday.
Brainerd Warriors wrestler Andy Pickar has been named wrestler of the week by the Central Lakes Conference.
Senior goalie earns first varsity victory for BHS
At 6-foot-2 and 255 pounds, Jon Weston occupies a considerable amount of space in goal.
Little Falls opens gymnastics season with victory
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers slid past the Princeton Tigers 125.65 to 109.2 in a season-opening gymnastics meet Monday on the strength of fine performances by Shae Tabatt and Colleen Roach.
Cusac's free throws edge Pequot Lakes in girls' basketball
PINE RIVER -- Erin Cusac made one of two free throws with 10 seconds left to lift the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 43-42 triumph over the Pequot Lakes Patriots in non-conference girls' basketball Tuesday.
W-DC wrestles past Frazee
FRAZEE -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrestling team battled out a close meet, defeating Frazee 31-24 in non-conference action Tuesday.
JV hockey team skates to 3-3 tie
The Brainerd Warriors and Detroit Lakes Lakers boys' junior varsity hockey teams skated to a 3-3 tie Tuesday.
Brainerd boys win coach's debut
Hibbing -- In its season opener, and in Matt Urbanek's first game as Brainerd's head coach, the Warriors' boys' basketball team beat Hibbing 74-58 Tuesday.
Greenway defeats C-I girls in opener
CROSBY -- The Crosby-Ironton Rangers opened their girls' basketball season Monday with a 59-29 loss to the Greenway Raiders.
Little Falls boys trample Morris-Benson
LITTLE FALLS -- The Little Falls Flyers scored six goals in the first period and added five more in the second on their way to a 12-1 boys' hockey victory over the Morris-Benson Storm on Tuesday.
Now Pequot Lakes turns its focus to basketball
The Pequot Lakes Patriots were close in football, but hope basketball is their ticket to a state tournament.
Bemidji thwarts Brainerd girls' upset hopes
The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team had a chance for an upset.
Warrior gymnasts open on high note
The first competition of a season tells coaches where a team is at and where they need to go to improve.
Twins' baseball operation still in limbo
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- If this were a normal offseason, Minnesota Twins third-base coach Ron Gardenhire might be the team's new manager and be making early preparations for spring training.
Wolves in winning zone
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to the best start in their history in part because they've taken advantage of the new NBA rule allowing zone defenses.
Molitor withdraws as skipper hopeful
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul Molitor withdrew as a candidate to manage the Minnesota Twins because of uncertainty over whether the team will be eliminated next season.
Gophers upset by Wilmington
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- After a 80-54 loss to Ohio State over the weekend, the North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks still felt they were a good team.
Digging out after season's first snowstorm
We knew it was coming. It wasn't too early. It was time for the first major snowstorm of the season.
Snowmobilers reminded to drive safely this winter
Snowmobiling is a fun and exciting way to spend a winter's day in Minnesota. But ignore the basic safety rules and the season can end quickly and tragically.
Whispering Pines staff members rewarded for dedication to their jobs, team work
PINE RIVER -- Whispering Pines Good Samaritan had an appreciation ice cream social recently, where Randy Kropp, administrator, thanked staff members for their dedication and team work.
NISSWA -- Sheila Avenson of the Nisswa Women of Today recently was honored with the Minnesota Women of Today's highest award, the Key Woman award.
The Weather Elsewhere
Weather drawing by Jared Mendicino of Mrs. Brenny's third grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for north dakota
Various winter weather warnings and advisories all but the southwest today...
Wisconsin state forecast
Dense fog advisory this morning far north...
Minnesota state forecast
dense fog advisory central until 10 am...
Wisconsin state forecast.
Dense fog advisory portions of far north and northwest this morning...
State forecast for north dakota
Corrected wording wednesday
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory portions of west central and northwest through mid morning...
State forecast for south dakota
Today...Areas of fog southeast dissipating this morning...Otherwise increasing clouds. Highs from 30 to 35 northeast to 40 to 45 south.
Weather drawing by Bryce Hall of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for south dakota
Freezing drizzle advisory northeast through 9 am...
Minnesota state forecast
winter storm warning northwest today and this evening...
The Weather Elsewhere
Iowa state forecast
Today...A chance of morning rain northwest. Showers and thunderstorms likely southeast. Highs near 50 northwest to the upper 60s southeast.
Names and faces
LONDON (AP) -- Diaries kept by Richard Burton during his first stormy marriage to Elizabeth Taylor have been returned anonymously to the British Broadcasting Corp., eight months after they disappeared and were presumed stolen, the BBC said.
Batterer's locked up anxiety erupts in escalating violence
DEAR ABBY: First, thank you for providing years of excellent advice and comfort to the American people. I must, however, take exception to your response to "Never Been Hit Before," whose wife slugged him in the jaw while he was driving on the freeway. I am a psychotherapist. There are some important things to know about domestic violence:
Dear Heloise: I'm looking for a hint -- please help me! Can I make self-rising flour instead of buying it? Thanks. -- Ingrid Hoffman, Via E-mail
Study: Another experimental stroke drug fails
CHICAGO (AP) -- Yet another experimental stroke drug that showed great promise in animals has failed in humans, with the study cut short because patients were dying or showing no improvement.
Bully learns gravity of situation
DEAR ABBY: I have read with interest the letters about bullies. They brought back the memory of an experience I had with our class bully. He wasn't too smart and had not been promoted. Therefore, he was older and larger than the other boys in our class. He made up for lack of self-worth by bullying the other boys.
Wal-Mart curtails bell- ringing during holidays
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- It's a holiday tradition at Wal-Mart stores nationwide -- as cash registers ring inside, Salvation Army volunteers ring donation bells outside.
Names and faces
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carol Burnett is spending time these days with new husband Brian Miller.
Powerball winner to share $10.9 million with his estranged wife
ROSEVILLE (AP) -- An unemployed sheet metal worker from Richfield who was laid off a month ago and out of money claimed a $29.4 million Powerball jackpot Monday.
Taliban put up fierce resistance in Kandahar
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban fighters and members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida militia were putting up fierce resistance against opposition Afghan forces outside Kandahar on Tuesday as a relentless U.S. bombing campaign continued, tribal leaders said.
Afghan factions reach governing agreement
KOENIGSWINTER, Germany -- Amid applause and embraces, Afghan leaders signed a pact Wednesday creating a temporary administration for their war-ravaged nation. It will be headed by an ethnic Pashtun who battled the Taliban and include two women.
Israel unleashes air strikes near Arafat's compound
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel unleashed air strikes Tuesday in retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings, and three missiles hit 50 yards from Yasser Arafat's office as the Palestinian leader worked inside. Arafat was not injured, and Israel said he was not the target of the strike.
Suicide bomber strikes Jerusalem, minor injuries reported
JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a central Jerusalem hotel during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing himself, lightly hurting two bystanders and further rattling Israelis already edgy after a wave of deadly weekend attacks by Islamic militants.
Powell: Pressure building on Arafat
BUCHAREST, Romania -- International pressure is building on Yasser Arafat to deal more forcefully to control Palestinian terrorist groups after a rash of suicide bombings in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
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