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Stories from Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Dreamcast baseball never played so well (09/11/01)
Last year, gamers eagerly awaited "World Series Baseball" for the Dreamcast. They were greatly disappointed. Simply put, Sega struck out. The game was clunky, featured bad play in the field, a shortage of play modes and was pretty much a serious flop...
Cape police report 9/11 (09/11/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 11 ArrestsJames Spencer Brasfield, 21, 1106 S. Sprigg, was arrested Sunday at 40 S. Sprigg on a warrant for an alleged probation violation. Jerry Thomas Speight, 39, of Clinton, Ky., was arrested Sunday for stealing. Michael Anthony Fischer, 20, of 1927 N. Kingshighway, Apt. 6, was arrested Monday on two Bollinger County warrants for failure to appear in court for passing bad checks...
Learning briefs 9/11/01 (09/11/01)
Adult education program opens on Kingshighway The Adult/Literacy Program (GED) has reopened on 760 S. Kingshighway for the school year. Classes are free and meet from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For more information, call 334-0900, extension 17...
Cape County residents push for paving of dusty road (09/11/01)
NEELY'S LANDING, Mo. -- Dust churned up by 100 trucks a day hauling rock from a nearby quarry and a blind curve make Cape Girardeau County Road 525 north of Neely's Landing a treacherous route, say residents who want the county to pave it. But the county commission says it won't pave the two miles of road from Route J to County Road 535 and straighten the curve unless all the property owners bordering the road sign easements...
Learning briefs 09/11/01 (09/11/01)
Daume gets degree in chemical engineering Bryan Daume of Cape Girardeau graduated summa cum laude in May from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. He was also one of two students recognized as honor scholars in chemical engineering. Daume was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, treasurer, and president of Omega Chi Epsilon and AICHE...
'Wide Meadows' - Ka'line's country (09/11/01)
Editor's note: This is a chapter installment from Jean Bell Mosley's book "Wide Meadows" that was first published in 1960. "Kids have it easy these days, don't they?" Uncle Hayden asked Mama. They were sitting on the well porch and I suppose Uncle Hayden had been watching Lou and me put together a jigsaw puzzle. We did have a pitcher of lemonade close by and a plate of cookies, and living looked easy....
Search for mineral water leads to show of hospitality (09/11/01)
Editor's note: Ann Ostendorf, 24, of Cape Girardeau is taking a year to travel to Great Britain, Pakistan and Asia. This is the third in a series she is writing about her journey. I made my way out of the front of the bus after wading through a sea of brightly dressed women and children. ...
Parade marks official kickoff to SEMO Fair (09/11/01)
An hour after Sgt. Reggie Walker drove a 1959 Dodge Missouri Highway Patrol car out of Capaha Park onto Broadway to start the SEMO District Fair Parade Monday afternoon, Jim and Kay Sides and four granddaughters sat far behind in their horse-drawn carriage by Capaha Field still waiting to move...
SEMO District Fair horse show results (09/11/01)
Category: Yearling gaited halter Owner: Kim Abernathy Horse: Pride's Brambling Surprise Category: Yearling western halter Owner: Vickie Horn Horse: Casey at the Bat Category: Senior gaited halter Owner: Renee Schneier Horse: Metal Detector...
Teachers from area to get supplies (09/11/01)
Thanks to the Southeast Missourian Jr., Horizon Screen Printing and several other local businesses elementary school teachers and students in the Cape Girar-deau region will get classroom supplies and 10,000 No. 2 pencils. In an effort to help local teachers supply their classrooms with the necessities, the Southeast Missourian Jr. and 13 local businesses sponsored a Tools for Teachers supply drive from Aug. 9 - Sept. 5...
Cape County raises road, bridge tax levy (09/11/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Commission raised the road and bridge tax levy on Monday, setting the tax rate at 22.84 cents per $100 assessed valuation. That's up from 22 cents last year and nearly 3 cents higher than in 1999. The increase came even as the county's assessed valuation jumped by around 9 percent to over $807 million, county officials said...
Cape Rotarian honors two sons (09/11/01)
Rotary Club Secretary Dick Hammond honored his two sons, Jeff and Craig, with Paul Harris Fellowships Monday at the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau meeting. The fellowships are the seventh and eighth to be funded by Hammond, with five of the other six in his name and one in his wife Helen's name...
Farmers try paintball and other attractions (09/11/01)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Buffeted by hard times in the dairy business, Gary Pettis turned his 90-acre Wisconsin farm into a motocross track. Later, he added a paintball course. "I got all this land sitting here. I didn't want it all to grow into weeds," Pettis said. "You look at sports, and that's where the money's at."...
Jackson permit status report 9/11 (09/11/01)
New commercial buildings
  • The Dollar Tree, 2050 Walton Drive, a retail store, receive plans/application 8/28/01; approved building plans, 8/30/01. Kelly Francis, 957, N. Farmington Road, mobile home, received plans/application, 8/10/01; issued permits, 8/14/01.Commercial signs...
  • Illinois state buildings close; National Guard on alert (09/11/01)
    The Sears Tower was shut down and Illinois state government buildings in Chicago and Springfield were closed after explosions in New York and Washington stunned the nation. In Springfield, the secretary of state's office said the state capitol would be closed for the day. In Chicago, the James R. Thompson state office building was evacuated...
    Lebanon, Mo., police arrest man, woman featured on crime show (09/11/01)
    LEBANON, Mo. -- A Southwest Missouri police officer's suspicions led to the arrest of two Illinois fugitives who had been featured on the Fox crime show "America's Most Wanted." Daniel L. Taylor, 23, of Hollister, Mo., and girlfriend Karen A. Harmon, 19, of Chicago, remained Monday in the Laclede County Jail. ...
    Missouri House approves drug plan (09/11/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State representatives have passed legislation that expands Missouri's Medicaid program and offers new medicine benefits to the lower-income elderly. But the 126-11 vote late Monday night came after some lawmakers raised concerns about the cost of the new and expanded programs...
    House endorses livestock bill touted as compromise (09/11/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a compromise praised by some and criticized by others, the state House gave preliminary approval to legislation changing the state's one-of-a-kind price discrimination law for livestock sales. The bill, endorsed by voice vote Monday night, is intended to entice meat packers to resume paying cash based on the live weight of cattle, hogs and sheep...
    Missouri spending $10 million to feed employees at meets (09/11/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State agencies spent $10.6 million for employee meals at a variety of events over a span of two years, including lunches and retirement parties, a state audit said. While there is no comprehensive food policy for most state agencies, the report by State Auditor Claire McCaskill said food expenditures were inconsistent and sometimes excessive...
    Corinne Wood to make run as party 'outsider' (09/11/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Corinne Wood portrayed herself Monday as a fresh face in Illinois politics, someone who reached one of the state's highest offices without following "normal political routes." She did not dwell on the fact that her route was being picked for the job of lieutenant governor by George Ryan, the ultimate insider and one of the state's most unpopular politicians...
    Missouri military bases on heightened security (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer Missouri's two military bases were on heightened security, allowing entry to only those with authorized business after terrorist strikes in the United States. Meanwhile, a federally appointed task force of 62 rescue workers and four dogs from Missouri were headed to New York Tuesday to assist emergency workers at the collapsed World Trade Center...
    Teachers unhappy with delay in Missouri fine arts test (09/11/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Bob Holden's cost-cutting decision to delay the launch of a statewide fine arts test has some teachers feeling snubbed. Among the $400 million in cuts ordered by Holden was $3.1 million from the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education. About $900,000 of that came from putting off the new fine arts test for one year...
    Two United Airlines jets crash (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Two United Airlines jetliners crashed Tuesday in a morning of almost unthinkable terror. United said one crashed near Pittsburgh, and the airline's pilots union said the other hit the World Trade Center in New York...
    Cairo sets Riverboat Days events (09/11/01)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo Riverboat Days, which started 12 years ago as a one-day event, will open for a five-day run Oct. 3. The festival started in July 1990 and featured a competition between the crews of the Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen steamboats, which docked at Cairo during the annual New Orleans to St. Louis "Race of the Queens."...
    Missouri state government on alert following attacks (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri government stepped up its security Tuesday after terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Gov. Bob Holden put the Missouri National Guard, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the State Emergency Management Agency on alert...
    Chicago reacts to Trade Center attack (09/11/01)
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Sears Tower was evacuated and the police department went on heightened alert Tuesday morning after massive attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. Security was beefed up at the Sears Tower following news of the attack in New York, and then workers were ordered out of the building...
    Investigators seek answers to popcorn workers' illness (09/11/01)
    JASPER, Mo. -- Health investigators say they know workers at a popcorn plant are getting sick, but they're not sure why. Eight workers at the Gilster Mary Lee Corp. popcorn plant in Jasper have developed bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare pulmonary disease that makes it difficult for them to breathe...
    Contribution limits law arguments held (09/11/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- The same federal appeals court that rejected Missouri's limits on donations from political parties to candidates for statewide office shouldn't waver from that opinion, lawyers for the Missouri Republican Party argued Monday. In brief oral arguments before the 8th U.S. ...
    University of Missouri to end mailing grades (09/11/01)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Students at the University of Missouri at Columbia will no longer get their grades in the mail unless they ask for them. The school said Monday that, beginning later this year, students will be asked to use the telephone and computer systems to access their grade reports...
    Missouri corrections workers not receiving overtime (09/11/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of Department of Corrections officers have been working for a year without receiving overtime pay because the agency says it cannot afford the tab. Since last July, state corrections officers haven't received overtime pay and haven't been able to take time off as compensation...
    Witness - 'I just saw the top of Trade Two come down' (09/11/01)
    AP Special CorrespondentNEW YORK (AP)-- It was the scene of a nightmare: people on fire jumping in terror from the Trade Towers just before the buildings collapsed. "Everyone was screaming, crying, running -- cops, people, firefighters, everyone," said Mike Smith, a fire marshal from Queens, as he sat by the fountain outside a state courthouse, shortly after the second tower collapsed. "A couple of marshals just picked me up and dragged me down the street."...
    Two planes crash into World Trade Center; no word on deaths (09/11/01)
    AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Two planes crashed into the upper floors of both World Trade Center towers minutes apart Tuesday in what the President Bush said was an apparent terrorist attack, blasting fiery, gaping holes in the 110-story buildings. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries...
    Whooping cough making comeback (09/11/01)
    Whooping cough is one of those diseases most people think is history -- but the dangerous germ that can leave sufferers gasping for air is making a comeback. The cough so strong it can break a rib once hit mostly babies and toddlers, but now it's striking more and more teen-agers and young adults. Apparently the whooping cough vaccinations Americans get as babies eventually can wear off...
    Rat research may slow growth of brain tumors (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON -- An aggressive form of brain cancer secretes a chemical that kills nearby cells and carves out a path for its own growth, say researchers studying the disease in rats. Their findings could point to a way of slowing the growth of the disease in humans using drugs already available...
    Planes crash into World Trade Center; no word on casualties (09/11/01)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Planes crashed into the upper floors of both World Trade Center towers minutes apart Tuesday in a horrific scene of explosions and fires that left gaping holes in the 110-story building. There was no immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the twin disasters, which happened shortly before 9 a.m. and then right around 9 a.m...
    FBI investigating World Trade Center crashes as terrorist act (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is investigating two plane crashes into the World Trade Center Tuesday as a possible terrorist act, The Associated Press has learned. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agency is pursuing reports that one or both of the planes were hijacked and that the crashes may have been the result of a suicide mission...
    Bioethicist's business booms with high-tech world (09/11/01)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Early in his career, public debate over the moral dilemmas posed by scientific advances was so sparse that bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan went for years without a call from a reporter. Now, as director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Caplan does back-to-back telephone and TV interviews on the ethical tangles arising from this brave new world of genome mapping, cloning and stem-cell research...
    Baby signing sheds light on babbling (09/11/01)
    Babies with normal hearing but deaf parents "babble" with their hands, supporting the notion that vocal babbling reflects attempts to use the natural rhythms of language, researchers say. While parents might strain to hear words in baby babble, some researchers have suggested it is unrelated to language and just the result of moving the mouth and jaw. ...
    Shell game - Some say snapping turtle endangered; others say no (09/11/01)
    NEW ORLEANS -- It's a marvelously ugly beast, with spiked and ridged armor, a sharply hooked beak, a fishing lure in its mouth and a nasty bite. But the alligator snapping turtle's hard shell holds tasty flesh. Many experts worry that turtle soup will wipe out North America's biggest freshwater turtle unless Louisiana -- the animal's main turf -- protects it...
    Archaeologists unearthing river history from boat (09/11/01)
    FORT TOWSON, Okla. -- The listing steamboat, long buried in a riverbank, is broken into several pieces and mostly submerged in about 10 feet of water. Planks from the stern and parts of the paddle wheel jut from the waters of the Red River, although the sandy river bottom shifts so much in the changing currents that different parts are exposed on different days...
    Grand jury will not investigate Condit complaint (09/11/01)
    MODESTO, Calif. -- A grand jury has rejected a flight attendant's complaint that Rep. Gary Condit obstructed justice by allegedly asking her to sign an affidavit stating they didn't have an affair. The Stanislaus County civil grand jury reached its secret decision Thursday night and mailed it to Anne Marie Smith's lawyer, James Robinson, who disclosed the letter's contents Monday...
    Suspect in rampage kills self after shootout with police (09/11/01)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A former security guard wanted in the slayings of five people shot himself to death during a furious gun battle with police early Monday, leaving a video suicide note boasting that he had "put on a hell of a show." "I giveth and I taketh away, that's how it goes in (expletive) life," Joseph Ferguson said on the tape, which authorities showed to reporters...
    National briefs 09/11/01 (09/11/01)
    No clemency for killer who chose the chair COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. Bob Taft denied clemency Monday to a convicted killer who has chosen the electric chair over lethal injection to illustrate what he says is the brutality of capital punishment. John W. Byrd Jr., 37, is scheduled to die Wednesday morning in Ohio's first execution by electric chair in 38 years. He claims an accomplice stabbed a clerk to death in a 1983 robbery at a Cincinnati convenience store...
    Aircraft crashes near Pentagon (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An aircraft crashed near the Pentagon and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated amid threats of terrorism.
    White House is evacuated (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House was evacuated Tuesday after the Secret Service received credible threat of a terrorist act against the presidential mansion and residence, The Associated Press has learned.
    FAA blocked from limiting how many hours pilots work (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Court of Appeals has blocked the government from strictly enforcing rules designed to give pilots at least eight hours of rest a day. The appeals court for the District of Columbia circuit ordered the Federal Aviation Administration not to enforce the rules until it hears the case...
    Republicans leery of staying course on U.S. economy (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON -- His tax cut cleared by Congress and the economy in recession two decades ago, President Reagan memorably urged the nation to "stay the course." Republicans paid a steep price in midterm elections, making it a course that House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate GOP leader Trent Lott would surely like to skip in 2002...
    Pentagon chief declares new war on bureaucracy (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Monday declared a war on bureaucracy in the Pentagon, saying he wants to combine some civilian and military staffs, cut duplicate positions in the military services and shift some jobs to the private sector...
    Planes crash into World Trade Center (09/11/01)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning, and black smoke poured out of two gaping holes, witnesses said. Shortly afterward a second plane hit the other tower. There was no immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the twin disasters, which happened shortly before 9 a.m. and then right around 9 a.m...
    One of World Trade Center towers collapses (09/11/01)
    AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- In a horrific sequence of destruction, two planes crashed into the World Trade Center and one of the towers collapsed Tuesday morning in what the President Bush said was an apparent terrorist attack. A witness said he saw bodies falling from the 110-story towers and people jumping out...
    Nation in shock as World Trade Center, Pentagon attacked (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterThe nation reeled in horror as the work day began with a series of bombs and crashes that left the World Trade Center in flames and smoke billowing from the Pentagon. "We're like everyone else, in shock," said Carol Windham, a spokeswoman at Birmingham International Airport in Alabama. Planes were grounded nationwide...
    Stock trading stopped by World Trade Center attack (09/11/01)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street shut down Tuesday after two separate planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Much of the downtown district, including the nearby Financial Center. It was also difficult to make phone calls to the downtown business district and throughout Manhattan...
    World Trade Center collapses in terrorist attacks (09/11/01)
    AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center and the twin 110-story towers collapsed Tuesday morning. Explosions also rocked the Pentagon and the State Department and spread fear across the nation...
    Large plane crashes near Pittsburgh (09/11/01)
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A large plane crashed Tuesday morning just north of the Somerset County Airport, airport officials said. The plane, believed to be a Boeing 767, crashed about 10 a.m. about 8 miles east of Jennerstown, according to county 911 dispatchers, WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh reported. The airport is about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh...
    World Trade Center collapses in attack; Washington assaulted (09/11/01)
    AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers Tuesday morning. A jetliner also slammed into the Pentagon as the government itself came under attack...
    Police clear Themis Street downtown (09/11/01)
    In response to terrorist acts in Washington and New York, law enforcement officers in Cape Girardeau shut down parking around the Federal Building on Broadway. That included asking owners of parked cars on Themis and Fountain streets to move them.
    Plane crashes into pentagon; troops deployed in response (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated Tuesday as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation's capital...
    Bush promises government will track down terrorists (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) -- As chaos unhinged New York and Washington, President Bush deplored the acts of "a faceless coward" and commanded the United States military to high-alert status worldwide...
    SEC says all U.S. financial markets to be closed Tuesday (09/11/01)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. financial markets came to a halt Tuesday after two separate planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The Securities and Exchange Commission said all financial markets would be closed for the day. The announcement followed a suspension of trading on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market. The American Stock Exchange had already decided to close...
    Fed says it will provide sufficient money to nation's banks (09/11/01)
    AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve, seeking to provide assurances that the nation's banking system will be protected following the terrorist attacks, said Tuesday it stood ready to provide additional money to banks if needed...
    How it happened - The day the Trade Center came down (09/11/01)
    AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Flight 11 left Boston for Los Angeles. It would not reach its destination. Something happened shortly after takeoff. A hijacking. And instead of climbing well aloft and heading west, the plane swept to the south, to New York...
    Attack postpones New York City mayoral primary (09/11/01)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's primary election was called off Tuesday after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The primary was to select candidates for mayor and other city offices. Naomi Bernstein, a spokeswoman for the Board of Elections, said the judge charged with overseeing the election called it off because of the massive confusion and terror that followed the attack on the twin towers, which both collapsed...
    Bush promises U.S. government will track down terrorists (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterBARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) -- As chaos unhinged New York and Washington, President Bush commanded the full force of the United States government to "hunt down and to find" the terrorists responsible. "Terrorism against our nation will not stand," he declared Tuesday...
    Passengers stunned and stranded at Cape airport (09/11/01)
    Tuesday's terrorist attacks left passengers stunned and stranded at airports nationwide, including the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport where passengers on a flight from Nashville, Tenn., spent the morning watching the horror on television. The FAA ordered all planes grounded nationwide after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York...
    In Washington, chaos and fear as capitol tries to empty (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secret Service agents at the White House shouted at tourists to get away. At the Capitol, stunned congressmen huddled under the shade trees outside. Downtown, students ran to a dorm roof to watch the Pentagon burn. Across Washington, people left work and jammed streets and subways to try to get home as the seat of government was evacuated after devastating terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and in New York City. ...
    Second World Trade Center tower collapses (09/11/01)
    NEW YORK -- Second World Trade Center tower collapses.
    Nation in shock as World Trade Center, Pentagon attacked (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer The nation reeled in horror and security measures spun into effect as the work day began with a series of plane crashes that tore through the World Trade Center and sent smoke billowing from the Pentagon. Americans far from the destruction sobbed, shook with anger or just stood, paralyzed by the unbelievable images on TV...
    Federal buildings in Washington closed, thousands evacuated (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal offices in the nation's capital were closed Tuesday after planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. About a quarter of a million people were sent home early, federal officials said...
    Military tightens security; Naval ships to New York, Washington (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Navy dispatched aircraft carriers and guided missile destroyers to New York and Washington after Tuesday's terrorist attacks as the president put the military on its highest level of alert...
    Jet crashes in Pennsylvania; passenger reports hijacking (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A United Airlines jetliner carrying 45 people crashed into a grassy field on Tuesday morning, minutes after a man who said he was a passenger told an emergency dispatcher in a cell phone call: "We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!"...
    Attacks show evidence of sophisticated planning (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) -- The nearly simultaneous attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon using commercial airliners point to a meticulously planned strike that may well have employed trained pilots, experts on terrorism said...
    U.S. embassies authorized to close; several in Mideast close (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- In response to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the State Department gave U.S. embassies worldwide permission to shut down and urged them to take all necessary security precautions...
    Bush returning to White House (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AP) -- As chaos unhinged New York and Washington, President Bush was spirited from Florida to Louisiana to Nebraska -- and then back to the nation's capital. Bush planned to address the nation Tuesday night...
    Plane crashes into Pentagon; troops deployed in response (09/11/01)
    Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon took a direct, devastating hit from an aircraft and the enduring symbols of American power were evacuated Tuesday as an apparent terrorist attack quickly spread fear and chaos in the nation's capital...
    State Department is evacuated (09/11/01)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department was evacuated Tuesday due to a possible explosion or fire amid a rash of explosions in New York and Washington. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the incident appeared connected with two plane crashes at the World Trade Center, an explosion at the Pentagon and the evacuation of the White House...
    Air traffic is halted around nation (09/11/01)
    AP National Writer CHICAGO -- Air traffic around the nation was halted Tuesday for the first time in history as stunned travelers watched televised pictures of the smoking wreckage of New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, both attacked by terrorists...
    First suspected Asian case of mad cow found in Japan (09/11/01)
    TOKYO -- Japan may have Asia's first case of mad cow disease, the government said Monday, citing tainted feed from Europe as a possible cause. Initial tests on the brain of a cow in Chiba prefecture east of Tokyo revealed signs of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad cow disease, the Ministry of Agriculture said...
    World airlines divert, cancel flights to because of attacks (09/11/01)
    LONDON (AP) -- International airlines scrambled to divert or cancel flights to the United States on Tuesday following a wave of airborne terror attacks on New York and Washington. The cancelations and diversions caused confusion and congestion at many European airports, where airlines ordered flights bound for the United States to do U-turns or find alternate landing points outside America...
    Suicide bomber kills two police officers (09/11/01)
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A suicide bomber set off an explosive in front of a police post Monday, killing two policemen, injuring 20 people and creating panic in Istanbul's nearby main square, a popular destination for tourists. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which created such a gruesome scene that police dashed to the area and covered bloody body parts with newspaper, putting stones on top to prevent the paper from blowing away...
    Israel ready to hold talks despite weekend attacks (09/11/01)
    JERUSALEM -- Israel and the Palestinians said they were willing to hold high-level truce talks on Tuesday, despite a series of deadly weekend attacks by Arab militants, but remained at odds over where the meetings should take place. In renewed violence in the West Bank Tuesday, two Israelis were killed in a Palestinian shooting attack near the town of Tulkarem, army radio reported. ...
    World briefs 09/11/01 (09/11/01)
    Vietnam cracking down on dissidents, groups say HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are targeting Communist Party critics and Buddhists in a new crackdown, religious and human rights groups charged Monday. The group Human Rights Watch said more than 12 dissidents were detained and interrogated last week in "the largest and most systematic effort to intimidate Vietnamese dissidents in a long time."...
    Powell decries acts of terrorism, talks with allies (09/11/01)
    LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, in Peru for a special meeting of regional leaders, immediately headed to the United States after Tuesday's terror attacks. He telephoned major allies as he flew. Powell was to arrive at an undisclosed location Tuesday evening, a State Department spokeswoman said who spoke on condition of anonymity...
    Taliban condemns attack, deny bin Laden's involvement (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's hardline Taliban rulers condemned the devastating terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Tuesday and rejected suggestions that Osama bin Laden could be behind them. "We never support terrorism. We too are targets of terrorism," Abdul Hai Muttmain, the Taliban's spokesman in the southern city of Kandahar, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview...
    World watches in horror as terror unfolds in United States (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- Astonishing terrorist strikes in the United States quickly reached a global audience Tuesday, with many around the world watching live coverage of an aircraft hitting the World Trade Center. Audiences were transfixed by the awful images from New York, where both World Trade Center towers collapsed...
    Notre Dame improves to perfect 10-0 (09/11/01)
    The Notre Dame High softball team continued its sizzling start as the Lady Bulldogs destroyed visiting Sikeston 16-1 Monday afternoon. The game was stopped in the bottom of the fourth inning by virtue of the run rule. Notre Dame improved its record to 10-0 as Mika Williamson pitched a four-inning no-hitter, even though she walked six and hit two batters. Williamson struck out six...
    Indians lose second coach; Schuberth accepts UAB job (09/11/01)
    It looks like Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner will need to find two new assistants. Tom Schuberth confirmed Monday that he will be leaving the Southeast program this week to became an assistant coach at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, although the move has not yet been officially announced by either school...
    Billings seeks a Houck record (09/11/01)
    Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings was elated with the crowd for the Indians' first home game of the 2001 season. Saturday night's contest against Southern Illinois drew 9,822 fans, which is the sixth-largest crowd to ever see a Southeast game at Houck Stadium. And most of those fans went away happy as the Indians defeated the Salukis 24-5...
    Baseball calls off all games following terrorist attacks (09/11/01)
    AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Major league baseball postponed its entire schedule of 15 games Tuesday night following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and other sports also called off their events. Aside from work stoppages, it was the first time since D-Day in 1944 that baseball wiped out a whole day of regular-season play...
    Cubs end five-game skid 8-2 (09/11/01)
    CHICAGO -- Roosevelt Brown drove in four runs, and Jon Lieber won his 18th game as the Chicago Cubs stopped their five-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ron Coomer and Joe Girardi each had two RBIs for the Cubs, who closed within 1 1/2 of games of San Francisco, the NL wild card leader...
    Rams' defense passes its first test in overtime (09/11/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- When it counted, the St. Louis Rams' reconstructed defense came through. The new scheme, which featured nine new starters in the opener, gave up two fourth-quarter touchdowns to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. But it stiffened in overtime to set up the game-winning drive, and the bottom line in points was a huge improvement in a 20-17 victory...
    Replacement refs will work again with no talks planned (09/11/01)
    Replacement officials will work the second week of the NFL season after negotiators for the locked-out union and the league decided they were too far apart to resume talks. Tom Condon, chief negotiator for the NFL Referees Association, offered to resume talks in a call Monday to Jeff Pash, the league's chief negotiator...
    Cards blank Brewers (09/11/01)
    MILWAUKEE -- Mark McGwire hit a two-run homer and Darryl Kile won for the first time in almost a month to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 Monday night. Kile (14-10) scattered nine hits over six innings to win for the first time since Aug. 12 against the New York Mets. He had been 0-3 in his previous four starts...
    Rain postpones Clemens' attempt to win 20th game (09/11/01)
    NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens was ready to pitch and 50,000 fans were ready to watch. Then the weather got in the way. Monday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees was canceled because of rain and unplayable field conditions, costing Clemens a chance to earn his 20th victory against his old team...
    Broncos turn back Giants (09/11/01)
    DENVER -- It was a bittersweet celebration for the Denver Broncos. Playing their first game in a new stadium, the Broncos welcomed back former MVP Terrell Davis and showed why they are considered Super Bowl contenders with a 31-20 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night...
    Utah governor promises Olympics will go forward (09/11/01)
    Associated Press WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The governor of Utah promised that officials will work to ensure that terrorist attacks won't disrupt the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Gov. Mike Leavitt said at a news conference Tuesday the Winter Olympics "will go forward as planned" on Feb. 8-24. He said organizers will do "all we humanly can to make sure the games are safe."...
    Mark my words - Jordan is returning (09/11/01)
    $$$Start jlitke CHICAGO -- Asked for the millionth time about a comeback, a sly smile played on Michael Jordan's lips. A moment later, he looked up and said, "I'm doing it for the love of the game. Nothing else. For the love the game." In a half-hour conversation on a curb outside his restaurant Monday afternoon, Jordan did everything but connect the final dot. So I'll do it for him...
    Coffee & tunes at the homey Yellow Moon (09/11/01)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- A shaggy biker complimenting owner Mary White on the "nice ambiance" is the first clue that the Yellow Moon Cafe is not your usual coffeehouse. Ambiance the Yellow Moon has, much of it provided by the clientele. Owners Mary and Michael White have created a spot where old-timers in camouflage hunting gear order French vanilla cappuccinos in the mornings. ...
    Adriel Williams (09/11/01)
    ORAN, Mo. -- James Adriel Williams, 82, of Oran died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born July 27, 1919, at Parma, Mo., son of John G. and Katie Ann Biby Williams. He and Daisy V. Warner were married Nov. 11, 1940. Williams had been a self-employed mechanic, and had been a bus driver with Oran School District. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Oran, and VFW Post 5368 at Morley, Mo...
    Rev. John Gourley (09/11/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- The Rev. John Gene Gourley, 80, of Jackson died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born May 13, 1921, at Neelyville, Mo., son of Charles E. and Kizzie Adeana Campbell Gourley. He and Elma Arbutus Johnson were married Nov. 8, 1940, in Corning, Ark...
    Doyle Vesterby (09/11/01)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Doyle F. Vesterby, 91, of Marble Hill died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. He was born May 15, 1910, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of Jens and Emma Alice Hunick Vesterby. He and Minnie Ramsey were married Oct. 23, 1933. She died March 28, 1988. He then married Hallie Fisher, who also preceded him in death...