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House approves bill giving aid to Colombia

and Leader staff writer

WASHINGTON Despite the two-day effort of many Congressmen, including Rep. Mark Green, the House approved a $13 billion measure on Thursday, which included $1.7 billion for the Colombian government's battle against drug producers.

The other funding was for the Pentagon and recovery from Hurricane Floyd.

Green (R-Green Bay) worked to cut aid to Colombia unless the suspected murders of three Americans, including Menominee Indian tribal member Ingrid Washinawatok, were extradited to the United States for trial.

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Mar

Mustangs win season opener

Leader Sports Editor

STEVENS POINT The Marion softball team opened its 2000 season on a winning note Thursday afternoon with an 8-7 win over Stevens Point Pacelli. The Mustangs scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to overcome a 7-6 deficit for the win.

The Mustangs were only able to pound out three hits, but benefited from five Pacelli errors to get the season-opening win. Marion's Amy Helms picked up the win on the mound for the Mustangs, while Jenny Korth had the big hit of the day with a double for one of Marion's three hits.

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30
Mar

Witt-Birn girls kick off 2000 season

Leader Sports Editor

ANTIGO The Wittenberg-Birnamwood girls tracks team opened the 2000 season with a second place finish in an indoor meet with 49 points. The meet was won by host Antigo, with Rib Lake rounding out the field in third place with 30 points.

The Chargers had three first place winners in the opening meet. Carrie Skaaland won the mile run in 6:11.54, while Missy Paulson won the two mile run in 13:08. In a shorter distance, Jodi Clark brought home the first place time of 2:48 in the 800 meter run.

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30
Mar

Badgermania hits the 2000 Final Four

AP Basketball Writer

INDIANAPOLIS The Final Four's fourth visit to the heart of basketball country comes 20 years after the first. Two decades later, not much has changed.

In 1980, two teams from the Big Ten Iowa and Purdue made it to Indianapolis. In 2000, two teams from the Big Ten Michigan State and Wisconsin made it to Indianapolis.

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