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  • Day-Care Center Operator Pleads Innocent To Hurting Tot

    An Olympia man accused of shaking a 3-monthold girl at the day-care center he operated and causing permanent blindness in one of her eyes has pleaded innocent to assault charges. …


  • Harassed, Dillon Says

    Corey Dillon was charged with drunken driving, and the Cincinnati Bengals and ex-University of Washington running back contends he was harassed by police. Dillon has denied he was drunk when …


  • Westmin To Close B.C. Copper Mine

    Westmin Resources plans to shut down its Gibraltar copper mine in central British Columbia at the end of the year, putting 278 people out of work. The Vancouver company, and …


  • Definitions Scuttle Child Guardian Bill

    Questions about what constitutes a “normal parental relationship” prompted the Idaho House to reject a bill aimed at clarifying when judges can appoint guardians for abused, abandoned or neglected children. …


  • Mpm Technologies To Sell Mining Claims

    MPM Technologies Inc., formed a decade ago as a mining company, will sell off its claims and equipment to focus on its expanding air pollution-control business, spokesman Robert Little said …


  • Woman Who Feared Losing House Pleads Guilty To 3 Bank Robberies

    A north Spokane woman who told authorities she robbed five banks to save her house from foreclosure pleaded guilty Wednesday to three of the robberies. Lisa Marie Dressel, 32, made …


  • Idaho Trust Reaches Agreement With F&M;

    Idaho Trust Co. will provide trust services to Farmers and Merchants Bank customers as a result of a new alliance between the two companies. Farmers and Merchants Chief Executive Officer …


  • Gambill Wins Again

    Gambill


  • Dungy Gets New Deal

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rewarded Tony Dungy for leading the team to its first playoff berth since 1982, voiding the remaining four years on his contract Wednesday and replacing it …


  • Shea Elected To Post With U.S. Chamber

    David Shea, chairman of the board of Shea Construction Inc., has been elected to a two-year term on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. Shea said being selected …


  • Boeing May Add Jobs At St. Louis Facility

    Boeing officials say they may be adding hundreds of jobs in St. Louis. Officials at the Seattle-based company say they have been talking to state officials about plans to add …


  • Miscellany

    Front-runners in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took their mandatory 24-hour layovers in the 1,100-mile race from Anchorage to Nome. Dee Dee Jonrowe of Willow, Alaska, led after going …


  • Productivity Gains Expected To Slow

    Problems as broad as a scarcity of skilled workers and as specific as the Year 2000 computer bug threaten to dampen the productivity growth enjoyed by American workers and businesses …


  • Crown Resources Loss Widened In 1997

    Crown Resources Corp. Tuesday reported net losses of $4,979,000 or 38 cents per share for 1997, compared with a 1996 net loss of $1,571,000 or 12 cents per share. Revenues …


  • Waltrip Dumps Sponsor

    Darrell Waltrip, mired in a slump that has him pointed toward the worst season of his 27-year Winston Cup career, reported he has terminated the contract of Speedblock Inc., his …


  • Canadian Pacific Buys Rival Hotel Chain

    Toronto Canadian Pacific Hotels, already owner of some of Canada’s most famous hotels, said Tuesday it is buying one of its biggest competitors, the Delta Hotels chain. CP Hotels will …


  • Regulators Reviewing Worldcom, Mci Deal

    Federal regulators are taking a hard look at whether WorldCom’s proposed takeover of MCI Communications would dampen competition and drive up Internet and long-distance prices. The $37 billion merger - …


  • Russian Team Picked

    Yevegeny Kafelnikov, the world’s fourth-ranked player, will head the Russian Davis Cup team that plays the United States at Stone Mountain, Ga., April 3-5. Kafelnikov will be joined by Alexander …


  • Scoring Questioned

    A tabulation error made in Saturday’s WBC super lightweight title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez and Miguel Angel Gonzalez was a “mental lapse” that did not affect the outcome, WBC …


  • Gambill Opens Tourney With Victory

    Jan-Michael Gambill returns against Mark Philippoussis at Indian Wells, Calif. Photo by Associated Press


  • Spellman Hospitalized

    Chicago Bears defensive end Alonzo Spellman, wearing no shoes or shirt in freezing weather, on Tuesday walked out of the hospital he had checked into following an 8-hour standoff with …


  • Bobby Labonte Races Past Jarrett To Win Primestar 500

    Labonte


  • Pentagon Questions Lockheed Merger

    The planned $8.3 billion merger of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. appeared in jeopardy Monday after the Pentagon said it has serious concerns about the deal, which would …


  • Mexico Agrees To Apple Tariff Talks

    The Mexican government has agreed to a new round of talks with U.S. apple producers next week to consider suspending a huge tariff on shipments into that country, an industry …


  • Ryanair Places Order For 25 Boeing 737s

    Ryanair, a low-fare airline based in Dublin, Ireland, has ordered 25 737-800 jetliners and taken options for 20 more, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group said Monday. The value of the deal …


  • Ftc Seeks Data On Compaq-Digital Deal

    The Federal Trade Commission wants more information on Compaq Computer Corp.’s plans to buy Digital Equipment Corp., but neither company expects the scrutiny to delay the deal. The deal, expected …


  • Miscellaneous

    Disciplinary action against coach Bob Knight or Indiana remained uncertain after he appealed a Big Ten decision over his actions in a game against Illinois two weeks ago. The Big …


  • Fog Disrupts Flights; Thousands Stranded

    Thick fog covers Hong Kong harbor Sunday, leading to a monumental traffic jam. Photo by Associated Press


  • Agassi Beats Stoltenberg For Second Straight Tourney Title

    Agassi


  • Primestar 500 Postponed

    Has NASCAR slowed its powerful Winston Cup cars enough at Atlanta Motor Speedway? That’s a bone of contention as the sanctioning body gets ready to run the rain-delayed Primestar 500 …

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