Bromberg's success wrapped in cellophane
NEW YORK -- For Diane Bromberg, a cellophane-wrapped basket filled with cookies, jams and chocolates is more than a calorie-laden delight; it's a symbol of her success.
Wall Street shrugs off Argentina's financial troubles
NEW YORK -- Even as Argentina's economy crumbled and its angry citizens took to the streets this past week, Wall Street paid little attention.
Marketing 'THE RINGS'
It looks like a typical big-budget holiday blockbuster. But the marketing behind "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" was unlike most for a movie of its size, thanks to the geek factor.
Morningstar index, funds and other products on the way for 2002
NEW YORK -- Coming soon to a portfolio near you: Morningstar-branded equity indexes, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.
Age discrimination, subtle and obvious
On the Job regularly hears from older workers about perceived slights in the workplace and, with the economy limping along, the difficulties they encounter as they attempt to change careers or get a new job after being laid off.
In the fine print, cardholders seeing rates rise based on other debts
Alan Cowan said he's never been late paying his credit card bills. So he was surprised this spring when he opened his First USA bill and found an "important notice" that said in small print that his 9.99 percent interest rate was going up to 19.49 percent.
ADM elects new president; says a former exec won't return
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) -- Archer Daniels Midland Co. has elected Paul Mulhollem to be its new president and the company has reiterated its previous indications not to allow the return of a former executive convicted years ago of price fixing.
BAXTER -- Tim Reichel is the new manager at the Holiday Station store in Baxter.
UPI founder Johnson signs copies of book
Arnie Johnson, former owner and founder of Universal Pensions Inc., was signing books at Book World in the Westgate Mall this past weekend. Johnson authored "Got a Problem? Get a Duck!: Getting Where you Want to be."
Economic woes mean fewer options, higher costs for farmers seeking insurance
OMAHA, Neb. -- Tim Gubbels, who operates a small grain elevator in Laurel, Neb., is worried about getting insurance.
Can credit card company help me in billing problems?
Q. An unfamiliar charge appeared on my credit card bill recently, and I called my credit card company for help. They issued a temporary credit and, when it was determined I'd been billed erroneously, removed the charge. Do all credit cards offer this service, and do they set any limits?
Recession seeps into every corner of the economy
ST. LOUIS -- Long before the recession made its national debut, it paid an early visit last year to Elkhart, Ind., a little industrial city that lives at the cutting edge of U.S. economic cycles.
The new Dollar Days store in the Westgate Mall is the largest store in regional chain that includes four other locations.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday.
A return to the basics for AT&T
After four years of wandering in the telecommunications wilderness, AT&T is finally about to retreat into the phone businesses it once dominated -- but as a smaller, less-profitable company than before it mounted its costly ventures into cable television, wireless phone service and Internet access.
Nurseries filled with Emilys, Jacobs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Linda Murray is like many other expectant mothers. It's just a few days before her due date and she still hasn't decided what to name her bundle of joy.
Keeping the faith
PILLAGER -- When fire gutted their church Dec. 8, members of the First Baptist Church in Pillager had to scramble to hold services and make decisions about the building.
Parents who shower together can safely leave their kids
DEAR ABBY: Hello? Is anybody home? How could you agree with "Lucy in Cheyenne, Wyo.," who admonished married couples not to shower together because they leave the children unsupervised when they do? Tell that ice cube to get a life!
Sharing the gift of time
Recently I joined the staff of Kinship Partners. I had previously read the Child in Need articles and wondered what the program was all about and how it worked.
December volunteer opportunities listed
RUN ERRANDS -- Volunteers needed to run errands around SJMC, once a week for four hours. Call Deb or Sara 828-7610.
An abundance of catalogs means more lifestyles for sale
In December, catalogs are the mail carrier's bane, as slippery as fish, too thick and numerous for any box or slot. They lie on our porches, against our doorways in drifts. We bring them into our homes, set them aside, then reach for one as we sip our morning coffee, or balance them against our knees at night in the half-hour before sleep.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle receipts: 250.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wheat receipts Friday 266, a year ago 282.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded Friday to a house fire at 809 SE 19th St. in Brainerd.
Leslie Davis and Lewis Pacheco, Onamia, twin boys, Rylie Arik Pacheo, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and Ryan Henry James Davis Pacheo, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 27, 2001.
Drug arrests made
The Lakes Area Drug Investigative Division made several drug arrests last week in Brainerd, according to Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross.
Congress in review: Patriotic best and partisan worst
WASHINGTON -- A political defection that turned the Senate upside down and a terrorist attack that wounded the nation were the defining events of a year in which Congress was at both its patriotic best and partisan worst.
Administration now faces task of enforcing education reforms
If history is any guide, the Bush administration will face stiff resistance as it pushes states to carry out the ambitious education reforms passed by Congress this week.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
Pfizer settles after jury issues $43 million verdict in diabetes drug case
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A woman who said her liver was destroyed by Pfizer Inc.'s recalled diabetes drug, Rezulin, still faces the prospect of a transplant. But her attorneys say a settlement reached with the drug giant hours after it lost a huge jury verdict will bring her justice.
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Reading letters to Santa
"He knows when you are sleeping.
This was Brainerd
DECEMBER 23 - 20 years ago (1981) - Many people decorate their yards at Christmastime, but for William Ahlgrim of 811 Northeast Sixth Avenue the art of Christmas decorating takes on a new meaning. Because, every year this 87-year-old retiree turns his front lawn into a holiday spectacle, complete with Santa Claus, choir angels, merry-go-rounds and numbers of lights. Even Christmas music is provided.
The Crow Wing County Health Department is sponsoring a flu clinic on Wednesday. Hours are from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the walk-in clinic at 219 Laurel St.
Dance to the music
Music General's The Nutcracker Performance Holiday Show
Caring community brightens family's Christmas
Life hasn't been an easy journey for Susanne Knott.
Crow Wing Power workers help out Camp Confidence
Crow Wing Power donated their time and supplies to Camp Confidence through the United Way's Day of Caring program.
A Fort Ripley boy can now hear again, thanks to generous Brainerd residents and kind strangers who helped pay for his surgery.
Circus trainer acquitted of elephant abuse
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A jury took less than two hours to acquit a circus trainer charged with elephant abuse, ending a closely watched trial that stemmed from a unique California law.
Last-minute shoppers face lots of temptations
NEW YORK -- A holiday warning: Last-minute shopping may be hazardous to your wealth.
State taking over troubled Philadelphia school system
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- State and city leaders reached agreement Friday on a state takeover of the troubled Philadelphia school system as part of an ambitious plan to install a private company to help run the district and dozens of its worst schools.
Official count of victims of Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania
Official count of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
New York merchants grapple with decline in tourism during the holiday season
NEW YORK -- Every year, Randy Pope makes his annual trip to New York from his hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss. Seeing New York in December is a memorable experience and Pope expects this year, despite the terrorist attacks, to be no different.
Bush calls on Americans to remember those who grieve after Sept. 11
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Saturday he would like Americans to pause to "remember all those who feel loss, separation and need" at Christmas following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Cincinnati's racial wounds are not healing with time
CINCINNATI -- Brenda and Roger Owensby stand at the curb, asking strangers to help them get justice for their son.
Stores try to spur final holiday buying spree
NEW YORK (AP) -- With round-the-clock hours, advertising blitzes, extra catalogs, discounts and more discounts, stores are desperately trying to draw last-minute shoppers and salvage what could be the weakest holiday season in more than a decade.
Comedian Foster Brooks, 'overnight success' at 59, dies at 89
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Foster Brooks, a one-time television newscaster who became an "overnight success" at the age of 59 after creating a comic drunk act that made him a favorite in Las Vegas showrooms and on television variety shows, has died. He was 89.
At Christmas in 1941, new Roman Catholic convert Avery Dulles was in his first days as a civilian U.S. Navy worker, having just quit Harvard Law School. He would receive an officer's commission that eventually led to battles in the Mediterranean and a bout with polio.
Red Sox sign Damon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chan Ho Park neared a deal with the Texas Rangers, Johnny Damon finalized his contract with the Boston Red Sox and Pokey Reese's odd week took another strange twist.
Future of Fenway a factor in plans for Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) -- The winning bidders for the Red Sox renewed their pledge Friday to expand Fenway Park but didn't rule out the possibility of building a new stadium elsewhere.
Marshall placed on probation
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- For the second time since 1990, Marshall has been punished by the NCAA for failing to control its athletic programs.
Sooners win eighth straight
Oklahoma broke the 100-point mark in its last three games, all easy wins over teams the Sooners should have beaten easily.
Hearn continues his recovery from surgery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Announcer Chick Hearn, who missed his first Los Angeles Lakers game in 36 years because of open heart surgery, continued his recovery Friday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
Montana wins 2nd I-AA title
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Montana's Yohance Humphery kept looking at his commemorative I-AA national championship cap.
Pioneereing journalist Dick Shaap dies
Dick Schaap, a pioneering journalist and sports broadcaster who was a thoughtful and prolific writer on a wide variety of subjects in an even wider variety of mediums, died Friday in a New York hospital following complications from hip replacement surgery in September. He was 67.
Berton F. Manske
DEERWOOD -- Berton F. Manske, 84, Deerwood, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
Ruth Agnes Schrock
MOTLEY -- Ruth Agnes Schrock, 81, Motley, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Family gives Weiss stability, security in his Olympic quest
While the rest of the medal favorites were warming up for the Olympics at the Grand Prix finals, Michael Weiss was at a Christmas pageant, watching his 3-year-old daughter sing carols with her class.
Countdown to the Salt Lake City Olympics
DAYS UNTIL OPENING CEREMONY: 48.
Czechs, Russians release Olympic rosters
Twelve players from the gold medal-winning 1998 Czech Olympic hockey team will defend their title at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, according to the roster announced Friday by the Czech Hockey Federation. However, defenseman Petr Svoboda, who scored the decisive goal against Russia in the title game, and f forward Martin Straka were left off the team because of injuries. Svoboda, who plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, is suffering from post-concussion syndrome and Straka, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has a broken leg.
Where's the ice? Ex-inliners bolster U.S. medal hopes in speedskating
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Miami. Seattle. San Bernardino. Greensboro.
Torch arrives in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The glass and metal cone of the Olympic Torch took an emotional route to the nation's capital Friday, passing the huge breach in the wall of the Pentagon left Sept. 11 when terrorists slammed a hijacked airliner into the massive building.
Slow down this season
Do you really have time to sit down and read the newspaper this morning?
Enron's end run - Dispatch Editorial
The collapse this month of the giant energy company Enron Corp. was a calamity for nearly everyone involved except the people responsible for it.
The continuing saga of the flying squirrel
Pot pourri' scattered on the stove, top of the window valance scrunched and petite black droppings were the clues informing me the critter was back. Now that a bit of cold weather has set in, the regular rodent resident of this house has returned. I knew it was only a matter of time before it would show its perky face.
Potlatch looks into leasing land to private parties More than 54,000 acres in Brainerd area could be affected
One of Minnesota's largest private landowners might change how it manages its lands and the changes could affect hunters.
The cold and dark of winter makes us all better people
We people of the North have a peculiar make up. We live in a land with winters that many with less fortitude deem as a hostile environment, yet we flourish in many ways. Our annual plunges into a polar world make us better people.
BRAINERD/NISSWA - Walkable ice has covered the smaller lakes and bays in this area. Tip-ups and shiners or sucker minnows are turning northern pike and walleyes in 20 feet of water on Round Lake, Nisswa Lake, Roy Lake, Mollie Lake, and at the Highway 371 Bay on North Long.
Perch fishing is a pastime most pursue only in winter
Perch are winter's fish. Walleye, northern pike, bluegill and crappie are pursued in all seasons, but perch in most lakes are pretty much left alone until ice covers the surface. When that happens, legions of anglers throughout the Upper Midwest suddenly turn once again to perch, which taste just as good as their more famous cousin, the walleye.
The Cuyuna Range Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an ice fishing contest on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 on Serpent Lake at Crosby. The contest is from noon to 3 p.m. and tickets are $5 per hole.
BLM draws flak for real estate appraisals
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- The Bureau of Land Managment has come under fire from government auditors and two watchdog groups for conducting real estate appraisals that benefit private landowners at the expense of taxpayers.
Scientists spot a new type of squid living at extreme depths of the world's oceans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moving like a ghostly figure in the inky black of the ocean deep, a new and bizarre type of squid with spidery, 20-foot-long limbs has been spotted in a series of photographs taken by scientists in submersibles.
Polaris' new center in Roseau is an experience
ROSEAU (AP) -- The newest attraction in this community known for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and hockey isn't a museum.
Janelle Eidenschink and Donal Reilly were married Sept. 2, 2001, at St. Julianna Church in Chicago with Father Tom O'Halleran officiating.
Rachel Besmehn and Adam Cox were married Sept. 15, 2001, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Paul Fruth officiating.
Kala Karst and Brian Diederich
Kala Karst and Brian Diederich announce their engagement. Parents are Ray and Linda Karst, Pierz, and Gary and Faye Diederich, Pierz. A Jan. 15 wedding is planned in Kona, Hawaii.
Misti Lea Baldwin and Dylan Shane Dwyer were married Oct. 6, 2001, at Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church in Crosslake with the Rev. David Schoessow officiating.
Renee DeVowe and Jason Baker were married Aug. 11, 2001, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.
Kathy Jeanne Machula and Kieran Charles Moore were married Nov. 16, 2001, at the Fort Snelling Chapel in Fort Snelling.
Heidi Yoder and Andrew Johnson were married Dec. 1, 2001, at Staples Alliance Church with the Rev. Jonathan Wiggins and the Rev. Ottis Yoder officiating.
Mindy Adamek and Anthony Whipple
Mindy Adamek and Anthony Whipple announce their engagement. Parents are Larry and Deb Adamek, Long Prairie, and Rob and Sue Whipple, Nisswa. A July 20 wedding is planned at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
Hubbard County woman confesses to 1992 deaths of two daughters
AKELEY (AP) -- The mother of two children who died under unusual circumstances nine years ago confessed this week that she smothered both of them to death, authorities said Friday.
Voyageurs faces snowmobile suit
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (AP) -- The Voyageurs Regional National Park Association and 10 other environmental groups say they'll sue Voyageurs National Park over its plan to reopen 11 bays to snowmobiles.
Skyrocketing fares don't follow demise of Sun Country
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The doom and gloom predictions of skyrocketing airfares in markets where Sun Country stopped competing with Northwest Airlines so far haven't proved true -- although airfares have inched up in those markets.
Dream catchers: Selling the sacred?
MILLE LACS LAKE -- When Millie Benjamin was growing up, she spent her nights sleeping under a dream catcher, a traditional Indian object believed to ward off nightmares.
Notorious drunken driver back in Detroit Lakes court
DETROIT LAKES, (AP) -- After a year on the run, a Fergus Falls man known as a habitual drunk driver on Friday finally faced charges of escaping from jail.
Kidnapping suspect found competent to stand trial
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A Minnesota man accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl outside a Kearney shopping mall in April and taking her on a thousand-mile odyssey was ruled competent to stand trial Friday.
Pierz wrestles past Aitkin in 34-25 win
AITKIN -- The Pierz Pioneers wrestling team improved its record to 7-1 with a 34-25 victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Friday.
Raider women lose to Minneapolis
ANOKA -- After splitting its first two games of the season against Minneapolis, the Central Lakes College Raiders lost 56-36 to the Marauders at the Anoka-Ramsey tournament Friday.
Stegora doesn't let sore ankle stop her
Not even a sore ankle can stop Shiela Stegora from scoring.
Double trouble Brothers teaming up for Warriors
Younger brothers are often considered pests. They're always tagging along, getting in the way and generally making life intolerable for the older brother.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Fosston's loss is Little Falls' gain
LITTLE FALLS -- Fosston is the two-time defending Class 1A girls' basketball state champion. In addition, on Dec. 15 the Greyhounds set a state record by winning their 58th consecutive game.
Warrior girls show inside strength in beating LF
LITTLE FALLS -- Rachel Davich of Little Falls is considered one of the premier post players in central Minnesota, if not in the state.
Apollo defeats Brainerd boys
ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team lost to the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 59-37 Friday in Central Lakes Conference action.
Sports Santa knows who's been naughty
Sports Santa recently read that the average male has more than 200,000 hairs on his head. No wonder many of Santa's friends have been telling him for years he's below average.
Smetana helps C-I girls defeat Aitkin
CROSBY -- Whitney Smetana tallied a double-double in leading the Crosby-Ironton Rangers past the Aitkin Gobblers 36-19 in girls' basketball action Friday.
Sauk Centre skates past C-I-A
CROSBY -- The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters boys' hockey team defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 8-1 in non-conference play Friday.
Area events Saturday
Detroit Lakes boys edge Staples-Motley
DETROIT LAKES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals fell to the Detroit Lakes Lakers 60-55 in Mid-State Conference boys basketball Friday.
Brainerd MJ Sports Pee Wee A
Brainerd MJ Sports Pee Wee A hockey team was runner-up in the Little Falls tournament Dec. 7-9.
Senior Cori Severson has been named the most valuable member of the Brainerd Warriors girls' swimming and diving team.
Edward Jones 3-0
Johnson coming of age as sophomore wrestler
Adam Johnson is only a sophomore, but in the wrestling community he's approaching Paul Bunyan-like status.
If there's a team, here's the '02 slate
All times are central.
Contraction or not, Twins announce schedule
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Twins still don't know if they have a future, but they finally have a schedule.
Wolves outlast Hornets
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves finally found a way to hang on in the fourth quarter.
St. Cloud stops Minnesota State in WCHA action
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- Ryan Malone had one goal and an assist to lead St. Cloud State to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota State, Mankato on Friday.
Vikings' Bouman says he's ready to play Sunday
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Vikings quarterback Todd Bouman said he'll start against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday despite limited practice this week because of an injured thumb on his throwing hand.
A strategy game with unit alchemy
In a genre full of sameness, I expected Battle Realms to be just another ho-hum real time strategy game for my PC. Boy, was I ever wrong.
Software Review: Adventures Along the Oregon Trail, 5th Ed.
THE OREGON TRAIL: ADVENTURES ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL, 5TH ED., Learning Co.
PRODUCT REVIEW: The castle gets a welcome makeover
With Return to Castle Wolfenstein, think evolution, not revolution.
A digital point-and-shoot for the serious hobbyist
If Santa's feeling both flush and photogenic this year, a new digital camera by Ricoh is worth a look.
Going for an alternative photofinish
Whenever the family gets together, I take pictures, and on each occasion I promise to send copies to Grandma Jen and Uncle Bob and Cousin Barry and everybody else who found themselves in my viewfinder.
Video Game Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER 3, Activision
Holiday Lingo Lessons
With the holiday season come certain traditions: hopelessly tangled Christmas lights, gridlock at the mall parking lot, that bloated feeling after the office party -- and, not least, a blizzard of buzzwords in consumer-electronics advertising.
Movie realism distinguishes holiday season's video game hits
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Video game enthusiasts sure don't have visions of dancing sugar plums in their heads this Christmas.
Get Info on: Google, AOL's Mac Users
Search engine Google has updated its Usenet archive to cover articles going back to May 3, 1981 -- an addition of about 700 million newsgroup postings.
PRODUCT REVIEW: Off-road racer offers captivating graphics
It's a shame many owners of sport utility vehicles never use them for their intended purpose: slogging through mud bogs, snaking up mountain passes or careening off sand dunes.
ExciteAtHome's death won't kill the company's broadband legacy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- ExciteAtHome made plenty of dumb decisions on its way to the dot-com graveyard.
For protection, firewalls are hot stuff
In some ways, computers have become easier to use. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) have made it possible for even novices to punch away at buttons and menus until something useful happens. What GUIs produce is the way we work on computers like the Apple or the IBM PC using Windows.
Deck the halls with all sorts of gadgets A last-minute techie gift guide
Looking for a gift for the technophile on your holiday gift list? Welcome to a world of confusion.
Software Review: Monopoly Tycoon
MONOPOLY TYCOON, Infogrames/Deep Red
Mine-sniffing technology improving, but expensive; low-tech methods still used
NEW YORK -- Clearing the millions of anti-personnel mines hidden in Afghanistan's fields, village paths and mountain passes is one of the toughest jobs imaginable, even for Western militaries whose tools include ground-penetrating radar and infrared sensors.
War in Afghanistan demonstrates air power's new ability to dominate the enemy
WASHINGTON -- In their thundering attacks on Afghanistan's cities and caves, U.S. warplanes demonstrated how much air power can do and how much it has improved as a weapon of war.
State forecast for South Dakota
High wind warning this afternoon northwest and western plains adjoining black hills...
Weather drawing by Marissa Lueck of Gayle Kub's first grade class at Lowell school.
Wisconsin state forecast
Winter storm warning far northwest today and tonight...
Minnesota state forecast
winter storm warnings over the northeast for today and tonight with winter weather or snow advisories over most of the remainder of the state for today and tonight...Except far west and southwest...
State forecast for North Dakota
Winter weather advisory for eastern north dakota today and tonight...
Iowa state forecast
Winter weather advisory west and north saturday and saturday evening...
Rain, snow in nation's midsection, Pacific Northwest; dry in most of East
A storm system was pushing rain and snow through the nation's midsection early Saturday, while another system moving onshore from the Pacific was beginning to spark rain showers in northern California.
Diane Scearcy, director of the Central Lakes College Foundation, recently spoke a
More Americans to join cave searches; new bomb enters U.S. arsenal
WASHINGTON -- U.S. soldiers are keeping their focus on searching mountain caves and tunnels in Afghanistan that once held al-Qaida members as the Pentagon introduces a new weapon to kill those inside such underground complexes.
Argentina's Peronists regain the presidency in time of crisis
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's Peronist party reasserted its role as the dominant political force, preparing to name one of its veterans Saturday to guide a country mired in an economic crisis that brought down the president.
Karzai sworn in as prime minister as Afghanistan closes book on Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Hamid Karzai was sworn in as prime minister of Afghanistan's interim government Saturday, strengthening hopes he can heal a nation torn by war.
Palestinians mourn dead in infighting, say call for truce puts burden for peace on Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- After two days of internal Palestinian fighting, thousands of mourners attended funerals Saturday for six of those killed. At one point, they formed a human chain to prevent any further outbursts of violence.
Top U.S. military official links Somalia to bin Laden's al-Qaida network
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- The United States has strong indications Somalia is linked to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, but the next stage of America's anti-terrorism assault may not involve military action, America's top general said Friday.
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