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Sherman does not back down on two-point call

GREEN BAY (AP) -- So, what was coach Mike Sherman thinking?

He went against conventional coaching wisdom in electing to go for a 2-point conversion after Brett Favre's 19-yard touchdown pass put Green Bay ahead 15-7 Sunday.

Sherman said he was still thinking about the blocked extra point of Ryan Longwell's when Chad Clifton was beaten by Dana Stubblefield.

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13
Jan

Brown stuffs Niners

GREEN BAY (AP) -- Gilbert Brown's impact upon his return from injury was immediate and impressive.

Brown, who missed four of the last five weeks with a foot injury, buried 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia for a 4-yard loss on the opening play Sunday for his first sack since 1997.

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13
Jan

Favre's call at halftime leads to Packers victory

GREEN BAY (AP) -- Brett Favre griped at halftime about the way his talent was being wasted. Then he went back out and did something about it.

The Green Bay Packers heeded their quarterback's call to open up the passing game, and they scored 19 points in the second half of a 25-15 victory over San Francisco in the wild-card playoffs Sunday.

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13
Jan

Click here for obituary information

Beginning June 5, 2001, complete obituaries will not be available on the Shawano Leader's website.

As a service, the website will list the name, age, city of residence, as well as the date and location of death.

Other obituary information may be obtained by purchasing a copy of the Shawano Leader at dealers and newsboxes throughout the Shawano County area. If you would like to subscribe, please call 715-526-2121 or 1-800-236-2105.

Sun
13
Jan

Bush recovers quickly after fainting at White House

WASHINGTON -- President Bush was doing well and back at work Monday after fainting briefly in the White House residence while choking down a pretzel a day earlier.

"I feel great," Bush told reporters on the White House lawn as he prepared to board a helicopter for a two-day trip to the Midwest and Louisiana.

"My mother always said, 'When you're eating pretzels, chew before you swallow,"' Bush said. "Always listen to your mother."

Sun
13
Jan

Engineering team studying collapse of towers, frame by frame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Searching for clues frame by frame, engineers studying the collapse of the World Trade Center have seen the twin towers fall hundreds of times on videotape.

Despite the widely accepted notion that no skyscraper could have survived an attack by a fuel-engorged jet, a federally commissioned team of engineers is trying to determine exactly when and how the 110-story twin towers collapsed.

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13
Jan

Liaison officers to ID, cite apathetic parents

Police/school liaison officers in schools in the city of Shawano are taking on a new project.

Officers Jeff Heffernon at the high school, and Jody Johnson at the middle school, will be spearheading Project Parent Responsibility.

The purpose of the project, according to Heffernon, is to reduce the incidents of repeated misconduct by juveniles by requiring supervision on the part of the custodial parents.

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