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Stories from Saturday, September 8, 2001

State Harley Owners Group members converge for rally (09/08/01)
They were teal and purple and red and black, black, black -- hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles resting handlebar to handlebar, all bearing the damp sheen of persistent rainfall. Their owners gathered under the Osage Community Centre entranceway for a while, studying the skies and contemplating how to fill a Friday afternoon at the Missouri State HOG Rally when half the events were canceled due to weather...
146th SEMO District Fair schedule of events (09/08/01)
Today 9 a.m. -- Antique tractor pull 2 p.m. -- Midwest food and poultry recipe contest 7 p.m. -- Gospel concert, The Arnolds, Heaven Bound, The Principals Sunday 1 p.m. -- Pet parade ...
Secretary of state reaching out to small businesses (09/08/01)
Jim Thompson's job is so new most people don't know about it. Thompson manages the Small Business Outreach Project, an effort by the Missouri secretary of state's office to assist small businesses. "It's brand new," said Thompson, who discussed the outreach project at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. Nearly 100 people attended Friday's gathering...
Fair kicks off 8-day run today (09/08/01)
The Southeast Missouri District Fair, billed as the oldest outdoor event in the state, kicks off today, and fair officials hope their effort to offer something for everyone will lead to big attendance figures. The 146th annual fair officially opens in Arena Park at 1 p.m. A free, antique-tractor pull is scheduled for 9 a.m. today at the grandstand, and food and poultry recipe contests will be held at 2 p.m. the R&R tent...
French Catholic bishop convicted for silence (09/08/01)
PARIS -- A French bishop who was convicted for keeping silent about a priest who sexually abused children announced Friday that he would not appeal the decision, saying he did not want to reopen wounds by forcing victims to return to court. Bishop Pierre Pican said, however, that he regretted that the court's decision has set a precedent limiting the Roman Catholic clergy's right to keep professional secrets...
People in need find help through ministries of Jackson church (09/08/01)
JACKSON, Mo. Pastor Joyce Hungate of the Revival Center doesn't like to take credit for the transformations she's seen in people's lives. It wouldn't be right, she insists, because God deserves all the credit. "This is all God," she said, pointing to the facilities around her where men and women walked in hallways on their way to work or back to their rooms to clean...
Christian coffeehouses offer more than a cup of joe (09/08/01)
EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. Henry Sanchez was reluctant to restart his social life after his wife of 27 years, Barbara, died from breast cancer last December. His attitude changed after he found Samantha's "Li'l Bit of Heaven," a boutique-turned-Christian coffeehouse on Long Island. A warm hello from the proprietor, Samantha Tetro, and a supportive environment has made him a regular on Friday nights...
Looking for next pope in Third World (09/08/01)
VATICAN CITY -- In Colombia's coffee country, people talk about Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos as a young priest walking the meanest of streets at night, carrying hot coffee and bread for the beggars and mentally ill who slept on the sidewalks. In Nigeria, Cardinal Francis Arinze is remembered for turning mission schools into shelters for starving refugees...
Senate passes prescription drug bill (09/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Conceding that it was a flawed bill, state senators passed prescription drug legislation designed to create new benefits for the lowest income elderly Missourians. After seven hours of debate, the Senate voted 24-3 Friday night to for a bill estimated to cost $117.6 million -- far more than senators had intended and more than an existing prescription program that was deemed too expensive...
Charleston prison dedication Sept. 21 (09/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Spared the extra budget withholdings that will affect many state agencies and services, the new South East Correctional Center in Charleston, Mo., will open this fall as scheduled. The maximum security prison, which cost $70.9 million to build, will be dedicated Sept. 21. The first group of inmates will be transferred to the prison from others in the state in October...
Shop owner liable for renting costumes resembling Barney (09/08/01)
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- A costume shop owner was found liable of copyright infringement and ordered to pay $100,000 for renting costumes resembling Barney, a 6-foot purple dinosaur, and other characters on a PBS children's television show. A federal judge ordered Pamela Henry, who runs Pamela's Razz Pizzazz in Moline, to pay $45,000 to Lyons Partnership LP, which creates and licenses "Barney and Friends" products. She was also ordered to pay $55,543 in attorneys fees incurred by Lyons...
Transportation panel shifting its efforts (09/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After coming up empty this year, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans a "mellow" approach in asking lawmakers for more money and authority in 2002. That means no mention of controversial proposals like toll roads, and several, less expensive options for generating new highway funds...
Repairman's typewriter-repair service still thrives (09/08/01)
DUQUESNE, Mo. -- Forget about motherboards and mice: Bill Lyscio finds solace in the clack of a typewriter key. With powerful computers and laser printers seemingly in everyone's home, Lyscio has a niche business that still thrives even today in the golden age of electronics: He owns Hobbs Typewriter Repair Service in Duquesne near Joplin...
Jailers plead innocent to charges they urinated on inmates (09/08/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two jailers will fight charges they urinated on four inmates while making their rounds at the Greene County Jail. Justin K. Hastings, 21, and Curtis Myers, 26, were arraigned Friday on four misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault. Both pleaded innocent to the charges and requested a jury trial...
Federal and state authorities mass near Salem in standoff (09/08/01)
SALEM, Mo. -- A highway north of Salem remained closed Friday as a federal agents maintained an "enforcement operation" outside a home. Authorities have not said why agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and U.S. Customs have joined state and county law enforcers outside the home about eight miles north of Salem on Missouri 68 in south-central Missouri...
Team searching for Earhart disappointed (09/08/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Researchers have discovered that a rusty splotch visible on a satellite photo of the South Pacific is red algae, not part of Amelia Earhart's missing plane, The Kansas City Star reported Friday. Divers began their search this week at the coral reef at Nikumaroro, the island where some believe Earhart died more than 64 years ago during an attempted around-the-world flight...
Granite City woman charged with killing friend (09/08/01)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Madison County authorities did not believe a Granite City woman's claim that a carjacker bludgeoned her friend to death, and instead charged her with first-degree murder on Friday. Carol A. Warren, 50, is accused of killing longtime friend Estelle K. Roberts, 72, with a short-handled sledgehammer along a roadside near Madison, just north of East St. Louis, on Thursday afternoon...
7-year-old wins $100,000 (09/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- When Morgan Truax left a McDonald's in Brynes Mill last week, the 7-year-old took home more than a Happy Meal. Her prize inside was $100,000. The first-grader at Hillsboro Primary Elementary was one of the youngest winners in McDonald's 2001 $10 Million Instant Giveaway, the promotion created by the company to restore confidence in it's sweepstakes promotions...
One-time campaign Web sites serving other purposes now (09/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Web site that last year was then-Sen. John Ashcroft's official campaign Web site and pulpit of his "Missouri Values" theme is serving a purpose he has no control over and could never have imagined -- as a portal to pornography. Meet the dilemma facing politicians: What do they do with their campaign Web sites once the yard signs and ballot boxes are put away?...
Telemarketers fined $40,000 for violating no-call law (09/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Seven businesses are to pay a total of $40,000 in fines for violating Missouri's no-call list, the attorney general's office said. Along with the fines, court orders will require the businesses to obtain copies of the state's no-call list and follow it in the future, Attorney General Jay Nixon said Friday...
Bank robber strikes again to pay restitution (09/08/01)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A Bloomington man who says he robbed a bank and a gas station to repay money he stole in an earlier bank robbery has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Dontel Hughes, 19, was sentenced to eight years for aggravated bank robbery and two five-year terms for an earlier robbery of the same bank and a gas station, to be served concurrently with the eight-year sentence...
Children's program to begin soon (09/08/01)
The Pioneer Clubs will start a new year of activities with a kick-off event from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Christ Presbyterian Church. The club is open to children in grades 3-8 and includes Bible study, games, crafts, outdoor activities and field trips. For more information, call 334-6292...
August jobless rate biggest in six years (09/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate swelled to 4.9 percent in August as job losses in manufacturing passed 1 million for the yearlong national slowdown. The increase in the monthly jobless rate was the biggest in six years. The report Friday virtually guaranteed further interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve to try to revive the economy, analysts said...
Geography works against old coal counties (09/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Forsyth County in Georgia and Harlan County in Kentucky are both in Appalachia, but that's about all they have in common. In Forsyth, near Atlanta, the growth is so explosive that schools can't be built fast enough. But in Harlan, along the Virginia border, schools are closing as the population dwindles...
U.S. immigration upgrades sought (09/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Business and labor leaders urged senators on Friday to upgrade the immigration system, which they called crucial to the nation's economic health. U.S Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee the American economy will have an estimated 161 million jobs by 2008, with a work force of only 154 million Americans to fill them...
Report- DNA tests show hair found in car belonged to Hoffa (09/08/01)
DETROIT -- In a break in one of the nation's biggest unsolved cases, a hair from Jimmy Hoffa was found in a car that a longtime friend was driving the day the former Teamsters boss vanished 26 years ago, The Detroit News reported Friday. FBI scientists matched DNA from hair taken from Hoffa's brush with that of a strand found in the borrowed car that Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien had been using on July 30, 1975, the newspaper reported, citing two unidentified sources...
Single mother of five gives back $120,000 cash (09/08/01)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Wanda Johnson, a mother of five, was driving to pawn her television for $60 to pay her electric bill when temptation fell from the back of an armored car. She stopped in traffic to scoop up the plastic sack that had fallen into the street. Inside, she found $120,000 in cash...
FBI investigates 13 police in Miami shooting coverups (09/08/01)
MIAMI -- Thirteen current and former Miami police officers were accused in an indictment unsealed Friday alleging they helped cover up wrongdoing in police shootings in which three people died. All were veteran officers assigned to special enforcement teams at the time of the shootings, which resulted in three deaths and one injury during the late 1990s. At least three shootings involved police planting guns at the scene, and officers are charged with lying, prosecutors said...
Police search for Simi Valley suspect leads to car, body (09/08/01)
OJAI, Calif. -- A dead body was discovered deep in Los Padres National Forest Friday near where authorities found the rented vehicle used by a man suspected of killing three members of a Simi Valley family, police said. "We have confirmed that it is the vehicle, and I have heard that there is a body but nobody has confirmed to us that it is him," said Sgt. Bob Gardner, a spokesman for the Simi Valley Police Department...
Talks on slavery, Middle East extend racism conference (09/08/01)
DURBAN, South Africa -- European negotiators agreed to a compromise over a key issue on slavery Friday, but the U.N. conference on racism remained deadlocked over the Middle East conflict and reparations for slavery. Negotiators at the U.N. racism conference remained locked in talks Friday night -- hours after the gathering was to have ended -- in a last-ditch effort to rescue the global gathering from unraveling over the Middle East conflict and reparations for slavery...
Shrinking economy plummets Tokyo stocks (09/08/01)
TOKYO -- Japanese stocks tumbled Friday on news of a shrinking Japanese economy and renewed pessimism about recovery prospects in the United States. The dollar held steady against the yen. The benchmark 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed down 133.54 points, or 1.25 percent, to 10,516.79 after losing as much as 2 percent earlier in the session. On Thursday, the average closed up 51.54 points, or 0.49 percent...
Russia on financial crime blacklist (09/08/01)
PARIS -- An international task force battling money laundering withdrew its threat of sanctions against Russia on Friday, but kept it on the blacklist of nations not cooperating in the fight against the illegal practice. The Financial Action Task Force ended a closed three-day meeting by adding Ukraine and Grenada to its blacklist, which now numbers 19 nations or territories...
1.2 million euros stolen in German robbery of new currency (09/08/01)
BERLIN -- The driver and an accomplice got away with 1.2 million euros -- worth $1.08 million -- from a German cash transport truck in what is believed to be the first robbery of Europe's new money, police said Friday. Police said all seven denominations, from five to 500 euros, were on the truck robbed Thursday near the western town of Giessen...
Migrant-turned-millionaire returns to United States (09/08/01)
MEXICO CITY -- The first U.S. resident to win a Mexican mayorship -- a migrant-turned-millionaire who promised to invest heavily in Mexico -- has returned angrily to California after federal officials overturned his victory. Andres Bermudez Viramontes, 51, known as the "Tomato King" for the fortune he made in vegetables after migrating illegally to the United States 28 years ago, was elected mayor of Jerez, in central Zacatecas state, on July 1...
Palestinians demand revenge during funeral of two gunmen (09/08/01)
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Palestinians clamoring for revenge buried two gunmen killed in an Israeli helicopter attack, while Palestinian officials reiterated Friday that no date has been set for high-level truce talks. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has said he would meet Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat next week, possibly at the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip...
Eagles collar Tigers 28-20 (09/08/01)
Murphy's Law was in full force at Houck Stadium Friday night. Everything that could go wrong did for New Madrid during the third quarter. The same could be said for Cape Central during the entire first half. The end result was an exciting finish as the Eagles (2-0) held off the Tigers 28-20...
Portageville routs Scott City 58-0 (09/08/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- The once-proud tradition of Scott City High football suffered a humiliating setback Friday night. Portageville, winless in its last 11 games, trounced the host Rams 58-0. "Our kids have had this (losing streak) bothering them for a good while," said longtime Portageville coach Jim McKay, who returned this season to try and rebuild the down program...
Thompson nets four goals in Tiger loss (09/08/01)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Cape Central's Jon Mark Thompson scored four unassisted goals, but even that was not enough to prevent the Tigers from falling 7-4 in a first-round game in the Francis Howell Soccer Tournament. Francis Howell North, which has won the tournament nine of the 13 years its been held, received four goals of its own from Matt Forrester and never trailed in the contest...
St. Vincent recovers from opening loss (09/08/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The St. Vincent High football team bounced back from last week's season-opening loss by routing visiting Brentwood 31-8 Friday night. "It was good to win after last week," said St. Vincent coach Keith Winkler, whose 1-1 squad was blanked by Park Hills Central 23-0 in its opener. "We didn't have nearly as many mistakes. We played good, fundamental football."...
Jackson dominates Sumner, wins 42-0 (09/08/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson High football coach Carl Gross came away not feeling all that good about the Indians' season opener last weekend, even though they routed Sikeston by 27 points. But Gross was feeling plenty good Friday night as the Indians pushed their early-season record to 2-0 with a totally dominant 42-0 blowout of visiting Sumner...
Irish make rare visit to 'Husker country; Miami tries on No. 1 (09/08/01)
Even on the third weekend of the season, there are still a few more firsts to go around. There's Notre Dame's first visit to Nebraska in 53 years, Jim Tressel's debut as Ohio State's coach and Miami's first game as the No. 1 team in nine years...
Indians want shot at big lead this year against SIU (09/08/01)
Turnabout is only fair play, which is why Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings wouldn't mind giving Southern Illinois a chance to make up a huge deficit tonight. "I'd like to get up 31-0 on them this time and let them come back, see if they can do it," said Billings with a laugh...
Otahks keep shutout string alive, win 3-0 (09/08/01)
Southeast Missouri State University women's soccer coach Heather Nelson admits that her team has not exactly faced a murderous schedule so far. But there is no denying just how dominant the Otahkians have been during the early part of the 2001 season...
NCAA says Alabama booster paid cash to influence recruits (09/08/01)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- An Alabama booster offered a high school player's coach $115,000, and another recruit got $20,000 from a booster, including $10,000 cash in a plastic bag, according to NCAA charges disclosed Friday. The NCAA charges of rules violations, released by the university, said the booster who offered $115,000 actually made at least three cash payments of $10,000 to the high school coach to influence the player's recruitment...
Southeast spikers fall in tournament opener (09/08/01)
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team dropped its opening game in the Powerade Panther Invitational Friday night, falling to the host squad Wisconsin-Milwaukee in three sets. Wisconsin-Milwaukee won 30-19, 30-15, 31-29...
Mizzou tries to gather itself after ugly opener (09/08/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Before the season, a quick glance at Missouri's schedule had the Tigers spending this past week readying for a second win against a non-conference patsy before the arrival of what's sure to be a rough year in the Big 12. That was before last week's embarrassing loss to Bowling Green, a straggler in the Mid-American Conference. It's a loss that makes today's game against Division I-AA Southwest Texas State that much more important...
Williamses guaranteed a winner in title match (09/08/01)
NEW YORK -- This much is certain, as their proud father noted, "A Williams is going to win" the U.S. Open today. Venus and Serena Williams advanced to the final with stunning ease, beating the world's two top-ranked players and setting up the first Grand Slam final between sisters in 117 years...
Cubs suffer third straight loss, fall 3-2 (09/08/01)
CHICAGO -- Andruw Jones hit a solo home run in the ninth inning Friday, and the Atlanta Braves sent the Chicago Cubs to their third straight loss, 3-2 Friday. Jones' homer off Kyle Farnsworth (4-4) was his 30th this year and decided what began has a duel between Kerry Wood and Greg Maddux...
Pride takes lead at Canadian Open (09/08/01)
MONTREAL -- Dicky Pride set a course record Friday at Royal Montreal that lasted only about five minutes. His consolation prize was a one-stroke lead in the Canadian Open. Pride, who has never finished in the top 100 on the money list since his only PGA Tour victory in 1994, made three straight birdies on the back nine and finished with a 6-under-par 64 and a one-stroke lead over Matt Gogel and David Morland IV of Canada...
Yankees hand loss to fading Red Sox 3-2 (09/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez lasted just three innings in his third start back from the disabled list, and the New York Yankees beat the fading Boston Red Sox for the fifth straight time, 3-2 Friday night. New York defeated Boston for the fourth time in eight days to take 11-game lead in the AL East, its largest since 1998. Boston has lost 11 of 12...
A healthy MVP (09/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The pampered preseason is over for Marshall Faulk. The NFL's MVP, mostly a no-show in the games that don't count, will resume carrying a heavy load for the St. Louis Rams in the opener Sunday at Philadelphia. Faulk, who has undergone surgery twice on his right knee since November, was held out of three preseason games and totaled 27 yards on 11 carries in the two games he did play...
Green leads Dodgers to 7-1 win over Cards (09/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Shawn Green homered twice to set a Dodgers' franchise record with 45 this season, leading Kevin Brown and Los Angeles over the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday night. Green, who went 4-for-5, topped the previous team record of 43, set by Duke Snider for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 and matched last year by Gary Sheffield...
Cape permit status for August (09/08/01)
Following is the August permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Cape Girardeau: New buildings Rebel Group, LLC, new building for strip mall, 623 S. Silver Springs Road, preliminary site plan, 9/4/01...
Elmer Palisch (09/08/01)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Elmer H. Palisch, 76, of Altenburg, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 3, 1924, at Altenburg, son of Adolph Christian and Frieda Ida Jungclaus Palisch. He and Irene Bock were married Oct. 4, 1952...
Anderson Moore (09/08/01)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Anderson Moore, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born June 25, 1918, in Hornsby, Tenn., son of James Walter and Callie Wilson Moore. He and Garnita Maxine Smith were married Jan. 26, 1943. Moore lived in Mississippi County most of his life, and was a retired farmer...
Betty Volner (09/08/01)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Betty L. Brown Volner, 69, of Sikeston, Mo., and Miller City, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Miller City to Vegie D. and Velma Louise Hornberger Brown. She married Bill Volner in 1962...
Births 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
Cowling Daughter to Shawn David and Christy Lea Cowling of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:05 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2001. Name, Destiny Cheyenne. Weight, 7 pounds 12 1/2 ounces. Mrs. Cowling is the former Christy Ringwald, daughter of Harold and Kathy Ringwald of Jackson. Cowling is the son of Mikell and Bonny Rackley of Fredericktown, Mo. He is employed at Farrow Fabricating...
Sheriff 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
Cape Girardeau County Saturday, Sept. 8 ArrestsTravis W. Beasley, 31, of Scopus, Mo., was arrested Aug. 31 on a warrant for a parole violation for non-payment of child support. Terri S. Noce, 29, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Sept. 2 on a warrant for two counts of endangering the welfare of a child...
Police 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
Cape Girardeau Sept. 8 MiscellaneousA stolen vehicle was recovered Thursday on the 900 block of South Lorimier. Fraudulent use of a credit/debit device was reported Thursday at 2 S. Mount Auburn. Property damage was reported Thursday at 503 Maple. Counterfeit money was reported Friday at 2116 William...
Fire 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 8 On Thursday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 2:29 p.m., lightening-damaged wiring at 115 Themis. At 3:29 p.m., extrication on Highway 177. At 3:39 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Broadway and North Kingshighway...
Out of the past 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
10 years ago: Sept. 8, 1991 Gordonville - Congregation of Good Life Church, Route K and Highway 25, celebrates its fifth anniversary with special activities; Pam Jolliff and Sonja Jarrell of Dexter, known as The Gospel Duo Vision, perform at morning worship; lunch and afternoon service is held at Dennis Scivally Park...
Correction 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
The Hammer Sisters will perform Sept. 14 at Trail of Tears Park amphitheater and Sept. 15 at Bollinger Mill Historic Site at Burfordville. Incorrect dates were given in Friday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Power plant- Time to face facts (09/08/01)
$$$Start By D. Mitch Robinson A proposed 550-megawatt natural gas-fired electric generating plant near Cape Girardeau has sparked a lot of debate in recent weeks. Unfortunately, a great deal of information being paraded as fact is either misleading or downright wrong. If the community is to engage in a productive discussion about the merits of such a project, the public must have the facts...
SEMO District Fair is week of thrills, fun (09/08/01)
Today marks the opening of the 146th annual SEMO District Fair, the oldest fair in Missouri. The event transforms Arena Park in Cape Girardeau into a wonderland of colorful sights and tantalizing smells. There's literally something for everyone, from stomach-turning rides to livestock to country music...
Local schools give MAP scores short shrift (09/08/01)
There wasn't much to cheer about when the Cape Girardeau School District released its Missouri Assessment Program test scores this week. There were only two categories where more than half of district students were proficient: fifth-grade physical education and third-grade science...
Speak Out 09/08/01 (09/08/01)
Climate changes FINALLY, PROOF of global warming. CNN reported NASA scientists have discovered that growing seasons in Europe and North America have increased by as much as 18 days in over just a few decades. This means plants have responded to climate change by blooming sooner and dropping leaves later, a sure sign of climate change that should have taken hundreds or thousands of years...