Crimes reported

March 9, 2001 ASH FLAT - Investigations into eight drug cases and eight forgeries topped the Sharp County Sheriff' Department's activity report for February.

Peace talks attract support

March 9, 2001 LOS POZOS, Colombia (AP) - Signaling an expanding international peace role in Colombia, rebels and the government welcomed diplomats from two dozen countries and the United Nations for talks today

Unstable man blamed for school blast

March 9, 2001 BEIJING (AP) - Premier Zhu Rongji today blamed a lone madman for an explosion that destroyed a schoolhouse, killing 41 students and teachers in rural southeastern China.

Supreme Court decides last minute execution

March 9, 2001 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Attorneys for a convicted killer asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to review a state ruling that lifted a last-minute stay of execution.

Roads improved at Bald Knob refuge

March 9, 2001 BALD KNOB (AP) - Gates have been opened to the south end of the Farm Unit on Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge in White County, according to refuge manager Bill Alexander.

Sharp County, cities, SIDs get FEMA aid

March 9, 2001 ASH FLAT - Sharp County, its cities and surburban improvement districts will receive almost three-quarters of a million dollars in disaster aid funds, stemming from winter disasters that included i

Buddah under fire

March 9, 2001 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The demolition of two ancient monumental statues of Buddha was to resume today with the end of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the Taliban's foreign minister said.