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Stories from Thursday, September 13, 2001

Upcoming blood drive (09/13/01)
2 p.m. -7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, Cape Girardeau Senior Center
Missouri special session more subdued after attacks (09/13/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- To say that business continued as normal Wednesday in the state Capitol would be inaccurate. But business did continue. Although the previous day's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington raised safety concerns, the Missouri General Assembly kept its vow to proceed with the special legislative session that began last week...
Blood donors turn out in droves in Cape (09/13/01)
Watching her own blood flow into the plastic bag next to her, 19-year-old Angela Bartlett said she was doing the only thing she could think of to help people devastated by loss caused by terrorists' acts on the East Coast Tuesday. Bartlett was one of more than 1,000 Southeast Missourians who poured into the Osage Community Centre Wednesday to donate blood, overwhelming volunteers for the American Red Cross and forcing them to close their doors early...
Perry County schools replace superintendent (09/13/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The school board of the financially strapped Perry County School District demoted superintendent Stephen Doerr and replaced him with a high school principal. Carolyn Pontillas, board president, said someone is needed with the skills to lead the district through a campaign to get voters to break a 27-year cycle and approve a tax levy increase Nov. 6...
Horse/mule-hitch event attracts seniors (09/13/01)
Edgar Moll hadn't had a set of mule reins in his hands for more than four decades. "But I had a good feeling about this contest," said Moll, a Jackson, Mo., farmer who drove a mule-hitch through the twists and turns of an obstacle course Wednesday to come away the big winner...
Parents given tips on dealing with children during tragedy (09/13/01)
Parents across the country are struggling with what to tell their children about the terrorist attacks Tuesday. Children, like many people, may be confused or frightened by the news and will look for adults for information and guidance on how to react...
Brain power hopes to rise at SEMO District Fair (09/13/01)
When the Federal Aviation Administration grounded aircraft in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attack, even The World's Largest Brain couldn't figure out a way to fly. The 10-story hot-air balloon has been inflated at Capaha Park and the SEMO District Fair this week but always remains tethered to the ground. ...
YELL calls out for more sponsors (09/13/01)
Students in 96 classrooms from Perryville all the way to Benton receive copies of the Southeast Missourian in their classrooms each week thanks to the YELL foundation and several local sponsors. But the YELL foundation, a non-profit organization that stands for Youth Education Literacy and Learning, is having trouble covering the cost of the papers this year. ...
Flights could resume today at Cape Girardeau airport (09/13/01)
Operations at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport could resume as early as noon today, airport manager Bruce Loy said. "Unless I get a different directive, it will still be status quo," Loy said. "That means it will be a complete shutdown until at least noon."...
Tragedy hits home, brings changes locally (09/13/01)
The Area Wide United Way's announcement of its 2001 fund-raising campaign goal was going to be celebratory. It was planned for Tuesday at the SEMO District Fair, with a background of rides and cotton candy stands and a festive atmosphere. After all, the theme is "Make Someone Happy."...
Today's fair events (09/13/01)
  • 8:30 a.m. -- Livestock judging resumes Noon -- 4-H/FFA tractor rodeo 4:30 p.m. -- 4-H/FFA livestock sale 7 p.m. -- Karaoke contest, R&R tent 8 p.m. --Trick Pony, grandstand...
  • Cape Planning and Zoning Commission (09/13/01)
    Sept. 12 Hearingsn Recommended approval of a request by Midamerica Hotels Corp. to rezone part of Lot 35, Doctor's Park, from C-1, local commercial district, to C-2, general commercial district. The rezoning would allow a Holiday Inn Express to be built on the site and allow room for another doctor's office...
    Scott County sheriff seeks new computers (09/13/01)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Sgt. Jerry Bledsoe of the Scott County Sheriff's Department presented county commissioners with bids for computer hardware during Tuesday's county commission meeting. "We have a couple of computers that need to be replaced real bad," said Bledsoe...
    Livestock auctions (09/13/01)
    Fruitland Livestock FRUITLAND, Mo. -- O Tuesday. Receipts, 568; last week, 326; last year, 409. Compared to last week feeder steers sold steady to 2.00 higher, and heifers sold steady to 1.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 higher, slaughter bulls too scarce last week for an trend; Demand and supply light...
    Local gas consumers cry foul over fuel costs (09/13/01)
    Patty Minner pumped $20 of unleaded into her pickup Wednesday at the Citgo on Broadway, but she didn't get as much gas as she would have two days ago. "Not near as much," said the 48-year-old Scott City resident. "Normally, $20 will get me three-quarters of a tank, and now I only got about half."...
    Community digest 9/13 (09/13/01)
    Baby contest winners at fair announced The winners in the girls' Baby Contest at the SEMO District Fair were announced recently. They include: 3-6 months old: Kaitlin Hart, daughter of Jennifer and Bobby Hart of Jackson, Mo., first place; Trinity Harris, daughter of Carmen Thomas and William Harris of Cape Girardeau, second place; Sydney Dittlinger, daughter of Scarlett and Rick Dittlinger of Cape Girardeau, third place...
    Cardinal Baum to return for visit (09/13/01)
    Cardinal William Wakefield Baum will mark 50 years as a priest and 25 as a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church during a Mass at 7 p.m. Friday at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. Baum, 74, served as an assistant to the first bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese in 1962. He also assisted the bishop during sessions of the Vatican II council. He later served as bishop of the diocese from 1970 to 1973...
    Congress urges Americans to fly flag (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is asking Americans to fly the Stars and Stripes for 30 days in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Flying the flag shows that "we shall not be daunted," said Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. "We as Americans remain great and free."...
    Illinois grants permit for proposed mega-dairy (09/13/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state Department of Agriculture has granted a California farmer a permit to build Illinois' largest dairy. Owner George Kasbergen said he plans to begin work on the 4,500-cow Stone Ridge Dairy just south of Bellflower by the middle of October...
    Woman works 60 years without taking a sick day (09/13/01)
    BELVIDERE -- For 60 years and counting, Rita Ohlsen has not called in sick to work. It's not that she never took time off from her job at packaging products maker Pactiv Corp. She took the occasional personal day. But consider the public acclaim of Cal Ripken Jr., the Baltimore Orioles third-baseman who set baseball's ironman record by playing in every Orioles game from May 30, 1982, to Sept. 20, 1998...
    Trucker blocks I-44 near Springfield in protest (09/13/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Texas truck driver blocked Interstate 44 in southwest Missouri, chained himself to his rig and held a knife to his throat Wednesday in protest of the terrorist attacks. The 31-year-old man from Houston, who also carried a newspaper story on the attacks, brought westbound traffic on the busy interstate to a halt for about 30 minutes, Springfield police spokesman Kirk Manlove said...
    Five to stand trial for using manure pits for punishment (09/13/01)
    MONTICELLO, Mo. -- Five people associated with a northeast Missouri center for troubled youths must stand trial for allegedly forcing misbehaving youngsters to stand in pits of manure as a form of punishment, a judge ruled Wednesday. A preliminary hearing was Tuesday for four men and a woman associated with the Heartland Community Center near Bethel. After taking another day to review the evidence, Circuit Judge Garry Lewis ordered all five bound over for trial...
    Charges filed in Kansas City hit-and-run death (09/13/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a Kansas City man in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 7-year-old boy. Enrique Sanchez, 20, was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and driving without a license, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office said. Sanchez was not in custody Wednesday and authorities were searching for him...
    Pharmacist's trial date questioned (09/13/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Delaying the trial of a pharmacist accused of diluting chemotherapy drugs could result in a "miscarriage of justice," federal prosecutors say. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed court documents arguing against a defense request for a delay in Robert R. Courtney's trial...
    Dozen hijackers linked to bin Laden (09/13/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities have identified more than a dozen hijackers of Middle Eastern descent in Tuesday's bombings and gathered evidence linking them to Osama bin Laden and other terrorist networks, law enforcement officials said. The massive investigation stretched from the Canadian border, where officials suspect some of the hijackers entered the country, to Florida, where some of the participants are believed to have learned how to fly commercial jetliners before the attacks. ...
    Alligator bites leg off Florida man (09/13/01)
    The Associated Press SANIBEL, Fla. -- An 11-foot alligator killed an elderly man walking his dog by a canal, biting off part of his leg. It was the third deadly alligator incident in Florida this year. Robert Steele, 81, was declared dead at a hospital Tuesday. Investigators think he may have tried to protect his dog when he was attacked...
    Airline to go out of business (09/13/01)
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Midway Airlines, already staggered by financial problems, said Wednesday it will go out of business rather than try to rebuild amid the emotional fallout from this week's terrorist hijackings. Some 1,700 employees were immediately put out of work, on top of 700 who were laid off when the airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 13...
    Poundstone reaches agreement with plea in lewd conduct case (09/13/01)
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Comedian Paula Poundstone accepted a plea agreement Wednesday that ends her child abuse case and clears her of lewd conduct charges. The 41-year-old former star of the game show "To Tell the Truth" pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court to felony child endangerment and misdemeanor inflicting injury on a child, according to her publicist Allan Mayer...
    No stock listings (09/13/01)
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- An entertainment industry publicist pleaded innocent Wednesday to 26 counts stemming from a crash outside a Hamptons nightclub that injured 16 people. Elizabeth Grubman, whose clients have included Britney Spears, initially was accused of intentionally backing her vehicle into a crowd outside the Conscience Point Inn in Southampton, on eastern Long Island, on July 7. ...
    Day of tragedy followed by grim task of retrieving bodies (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK -- As the smoldering ashes of the World Trade Center slowly yielded unimaginable carnage, investigators fanned out across the country Wednesday to track the conspirators who orchestrated an unprecedented day of terror from the air. In an indication of the potential death toll, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was asked whether the city has asked federal officials for 6,000 body bags. "Yes, I believe that's correct," said the mayor...
    Insurers expect billions in claims from losses (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK -- The collapse of the World Trade Center is likely to become the nation's most expensive man-made disaster ever faced by the insurance industry. It also could lead to higher premiums and policies that restrict liability for acts of terrorism...
    U.S. flight schools trained some of hijackers (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- At least one hijacker on each of the four planes in Tuesday's terrorist attacks was trained at a U.S. flight school, authorities say, pressing an investigation Attorney General John Ashcroft called the largest in history...
    Rescue workers ordered to leave unstable area of Pentagon (09/13/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Search and rescue workers ordered to leave unstable area of Pentagon damage site.
    Amid tragedy and terror, Americans raise flag in solidarity (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterJust Monday, town leaders in Amherst, Mass., voted to restrict how often and how long American flags could fly along downtown streets. In the words of the town manager, extended displays seemed "a bit too much." The next day, as the World Trade Center crumbled and the Pentagon burned, the banners were quickly hoisted once more on flagpoles lining two streets in the politically liberal town that is home to the University of Massachusetts. ...
    Pentagon says about 190 people perished in attack (09/13/01)
    AP Military WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Approximately 190 people perished in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, a senior defense official said Thursday. The death toll, which includes the passengers aboard the airliner that slammed into the building, was the first official estimate by the Pentagon. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity, stressed that the figure of 190 was preliminary...
    Bush to visit New York, sees 'quiet anger' in America (09/13/01)
    AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, declaring "I weep and mourn with America," announced Thursday he will visit terrorist-stricken New York on Friday. Officials said the death toll from coordinated attacks earlier in the week would reach into the thousands...
    U.S. stock markets to open Friday at earliest (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK -- The nation's stock markets won't reopen before Friday as New York's financial district struggles to recover from a terrorist attack that devastated the World Trade Center. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt had said earlier that he believed the markets would be ready to open today, according to SEC spokesman John Heine...
    Congress nears agreement on emergency anti-terrorism bill (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- In an extraordinary show of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders said they intended to begin pushing an emergency anti-terrorism package through Congress on Thursday with a price tag that could exceed $20 billion...
    Five firefighters found alive in World Trade Center rubble (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Rescuers saved five firefighters from the World Trade Center rubble Thursday, more than two days after the landmark twin towers collapsed in a terrorist attack, authorities said. The five had been trapped in a buried SUV. Three of them were able to walk away after the amazing rescue early Thursday afternoon, the disaster command center said. There was no immediate word on the condition of the other two...
    Powell says bin Laden is prime suspect in attacks (09/13/01)
    AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell identified Osama bin Laden as a prime suspect in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and said he would press the president of Pakistan for information on his operations...
    Skyscraper next to WTC complex buckling (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK -- Top floors buckling at evacuated skyscraper next to World Trade Center complex.
    Limited trading reopens after attacks (09/13/01)
    AP Business Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. financial markets began their gradual return to work following a two-day shutdown Thursday, with a sharp increase in bond prices reflecting investors' uneasiness about a worsened economic outlook...
    Rescuers receive signal from black box at Pentagon (09/13/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Rescuers receive signal from black box of plane that crashed into Pentagon, fire official says.
    Ashcroft says 18 hijackers were on plane (09/13/01)
    Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday the FBI was working on "thousands and thousands of leads" in the investigation of Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington. At the Pentagon, searchers received a signal from the black box of the airliner that crashed there...
    U.S. aviation system to reopen today with tighter security (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal aviation officials said they would allow air travel in the United States to resume Thursday morning, but cautioned travelers to expect slower operations and tight security. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. ...
    Amtrak train crashes in western Utah (09/13/01)
    WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- An Amtrak train crashed into another train Thursday, and a hospital was told to expect casualties, a spokesman said. LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City has activated its "mass casualty plan" but no deaths have been confirmed, spokesman Jess Gomez said. The accident east of Wendover happened between 5 and 6 a.m., Gomez said...
    A nightmarish scene of rubble, body parts and dwindling hope (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The light of a new day brought no comfort to a city in shock, as rescue crews picked through the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center in a desperate search for survivors Thursday. New York's mayor said 3,700 people had been reported missing...
    Bush vows to lead world to victory in first war of 21st century (09/13/01)
    AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- Fighting back tears, President Bush vowed Thursday that America would "lead the world to victory" over terrorism in a struggle he termed the first war of the 21st century. He announced plans to visit New York, site of the World Trade Center twin towers that were destroyed by attacks earlier in the week...
    Bush accepts condolences, seeks support from foreign leaders (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush spoke by phone Thursday with more world leaders to receive condolences and seek support for the United States as it struggles to recover from the most devastating terrorist attack in its history...
    War talk begins in Congress (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional leaders were trying to make final decisions Thursday on the Bush administration's request for a multibillion-dollar down-payment to fight terrorism and legislation authorizing force against terrorists...
    Fed makes $50 billion available for Europe to support banks (09/13/01)
    AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP)-- The Federal Reserve, seeking to stabilize the global economy following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, announced Thursday that it was making $50 billion available to stabilize European banking systems...
    Bush, Congress vow 'war' against terrorism (09/13/01)
    AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- With a sense of urgency on every front, the government deployed agents to the nation's awakening airports Thursday to help make the return to the skies safe, and intensified efforts to prepare Americans and the world for an assault on terrorism...
    Bin Laden reported to have quickly moved into new hiding place (09/13/01)
    Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Osama bin Laden moved to a new hiding place within minutes of the terrorist onslaught in the United States, refusing to tell anyone where he was going or where he had been when the attacks occurred, sources in Pakistan's intelligence service said Thursday...
    Israel hunts Islamic militants (09/13/01)
    JERUSALEM -- Intensifying its hunt for Palestinian militants, Israel raided a West Bank town and two nearby villages on Wednesday, killing seven Palestinians, including three suspected Islamic militants and an 11-year-old girl. Senior Palestinian officials accused Israel of exploiting the world's horror over the wave of terror in the United States to step up its strikes against Palestinian targets. ...
    International force opposed (09/13/01)
    SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Rebuffing international pressure, an influential government minister said Wednesday there was no need for a multinational force in Macedonia after NATO completes its weapons collection mission. Interior Minister Ljube Boskovski's comments reflected continued resistance among hard-liners in the government to international efforts to bring long-term stability to the Balkan nation...
    Tourist plane carrying 19 crashes in Mexico (09/13/01)
    MEXICO CITY -- A twin-engine plane carrying 19 people on a tourist flight to Mayan ruins crashed in the state of Yucatan on Wednesday. The airline said some people might have survived. Some Americans were believed to be aboard when the LET 410 went down about 5 p.m. near the village of Tinum, Laura Cardenas, director of Aero Ferinco, said in a telephone interview...
    One person detained in Germany in connection with U.S. attacks (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterHAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Police detained one man in the northern German city of Hamburg in connection with terrorist attacks in the United States, authorities said Thursday. The man was detained for questioning as part of an investigation, said Gerhard Mueller, the state police chief. He refused to give the man's name, age or nationality...
    Two Syrian men taken custody in 'serial arrests' (09/13/01)
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- Two activists have been arrested in Syria, a human rights group said Wednesday, raising to 10 the number of government opponents detained in recent weeks. Haitham Maleh, head of the Human Rights Society in Syria, denounced the arrests of lawyers Habib Isa and Fawaz Tello, founding members of the group...
    Cutting of Kursk's bow almost done (09/13/01)
    MOSCOW -- A Dutch consortium has almost finished cutting the bow of the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine, nearly clearing the key obstacle for raising it to the surface, the group said Wednesday. "We have completed 99 percent of the work," said Larissa van Seumeren, a spokeswoman for the Mammoet-Smit International, which is working to lift the Kursk on an estimated $65 million contract with the Russian government...
    Pakistan promises 'full support' to U.S. to fight terrorism (09/13/01)
    Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday promised the United States his country's unstinting cooperation in the fight against terrorism following the attacks in New York and Washington...
    Foreign firms fear recession (09/13/01)
    LONDON -- European and Asian companies struggled Wednesday to adjust to the impact of the terrorist attacks in the United States, while doing their best to conduct business as usual. Consumer confidence, and the heightened risk of a global recession, hang in the balance...
    Correction 9/13/01 (09/13/01)
    Jackson softball coach Julie Rushing was misidentified in Wednesday's issue. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    ND softball team still unblemished (09/13/01)
    Notre Dame High stayed perfect on the season with a convincing 9-2 home victory over Park Hills. Ramona Blankenship no-hit Park Hills for four innings before being lifted for Lindsey Reinagel. Blankenship allowed one unearned run and walked one while striking out four...
    Kelly stays perfect, slips past Central (09/13/01)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Natalie Lewer tossed a two-hit gem to lead the Kelly girls softball team to a 2-0 win over Cape Central Wednesday afternoon. The shutout in the SEMO Conference matchup kept Kelly's record unblemished at 5-0, 2-0 in the conference. Cape Central fell to 5-6, 1-2 in conference games, both losses to the Lady Hawks...
    Glenn reinstated, will return Week 5 (09/13/01)
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- An arbitrator overturned Terry Glenn's season-long suspension Wednesday, allowing him to rejoin the New England Patriots for their fifth game. The fourth leading receiver in team history still must complete a four-game NFL suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. His agent, James Gould, said there are no plans to appeal that now...
    Terror hits home for coach (09/13/01)
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Unflinching, unbending, always focused, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin was preparing the game plan when the horrific jolt came. The World Trade Center had been hit by an airplane. His son, Tim, was trying to get out. For the next 45 minutes, Coughlin was no longer a coach, but just another father, worried about a son who was trying to make his way out of the death trap...
    Tagliabue still undecided on NFL games (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK -- NFL players and coaches are reluctant to play this week's games following the attacks in New York and Washington and several said Wednesday they were afraid to board airplanes. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue spent the day talking with owners, coaches and those outside the NFL, including members of the Bush administration. The league said a decision could be made today...
    Sports continue standstill (09/13/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- With the nation in shock and the title sponsor of its World Golf Championship decimated by the terrorist attack in New York, the PGA Tour canceled all four of its tournaments Wednesday. It was the first time in 52 years that players were sent home without hitting a shot...
    Baseball may run to November (09/13/01)
    Baseball may play its first World Series games in November and Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn could get to finish at home as result of the terrorist attacks that disrupted the major league schedule. Games through Thursday were called off, raising the total to 45, the most postponed since 1918. There was no decision on this weekend's series...
    Cardinals say 'it wouldn't be right' to play (09/13/01)
    MILWAUKEE -- Mark McGwire didn't want to talk about baseball or Barry Bonds or the pennant race. He didn't feel like talking about anything at all, really. McGwire just pointed to the images of terror on the television sets in the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park on Wednesday, and said what mattered now was freedom's future, not America's pastime...
    Play soon or wrong side wins (09/13/01)
    Not today. Or tomorrow. Maybe not even the next few days after that. A nation still needs to catch its breath. Two cities need time to complete the gruesome business of pulling bodies from the rubble. Families and friends need time to grieve, to heal, to try to understand...
    NFL calls off weekend games (09/13/01)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will not play its 15 games this weekend following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. League vice president Joe Browne did not say whether the games were canceled or postponed. Pat Hanlon, vice president of communications for the New York Giants, said: "I wouldn't use the word canceled, but we're not playing this weekend."...
    Coping in the wake of tragedy (09/13/01)
    While officials in New York and Washington, D.C., continued rescue and recovery efforts Wednesday, many people in Southeast Missouri were struggling to deal with the range of emotions brought on by terrorist attacks early Tuesday. Adults and children alike struggle with issues of extreme anger, hostility, fear, anxiety and grief that arose after a coordinated assault on American government and finance, which grounded the nation's commercial aircraft and led President Bush to place the military on its highest state of alert.. ...
    Health digest 09/13/01 (09/13/01)
    Today Depression in the workplace program from noon-1 p.m. in Meeting Rooms 101-102 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Dr. John T. Lake, a psychiatrist will speak about the signs and symptoms in the workplace. Lunch will be $5 per person. Call the Generations Center at 651-5825 for reservations...
    The sounds of silence and sorrow are all around us (09/13/01)
    Jo Dee Messina performs Sept. 28 at the SIU Arena in Carbondale, Ill. That Bach concert I went to so long ago -- the chandeliered room of ladies and gentlemen who would never die ... the voices go out, the room becomes hushed, the violinist puts the irreversible sorrow of his face...
    Ethel Robins (09/13/01)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ethel Robins, 90, of Advance died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1911, in Advance, daughter of Claude and Iva Carlton Fowler. She and Vester "Pete" Robins were married Oct. 11, 1926, in Advance. He died June 16, 1986...
    Virginia Wibbenmeyer (09/13/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virginia G. Wibbenmeyer, 79, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Apple Creek, Mo., the daughter of Anton Charles and Bertha Unterreiner Ponder...
    Wilma Nebughr (09/13/01)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Wilma Nebughr, 91, of Cobden died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., daughter of Harris E. and Viola Chastain Borden. She and Halley Nebughr were married Dec. 1, 1928, in Perry County, Ill. He died March 6, 1993...
    Austin Niswonger (09/13/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Austin Mikel Niswonger was stillborn Sept. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was the son of Noel N. Niswonger. Survivors include his mother; a brother Trevor Niswonger; a sister Taylor Niswonger; a grandmother, Paula Niswonger, all of Jackson...
    Vertis Ralls (09/13/01)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Vertis Irene Ralls, 78, of Anna died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Delta, Ill., daughter of Harry and Lou Gearing Goleaner. She and Robert Lee Ralls were married Dec. 22, 1940, in Jackson, Mo...
    Irene Fears (09/13/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Irene Nelson Fears, 84, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Newbern, Tenn., daughter of John Thomas and Esther Lee Dickson Griffin. She and Orville Nelson were married Nov. 4, 1933, at Sikeston. He died May 11, 1972. She later married Corbett Fears, who also preceded her in death...
    Linus Edward Huck (09/13/01)
    On the morning of Sept. 4, 2001, at his home in Commerce, Linus Edward Huck, retired Mississippi riverboat captain, sat down at his big easy chair and died. He was 86 years old. The son of George W. and Ilma Baumstark Huck, he was born at Crystal City, Mo., on Feb. ...
    Irma Murphy (09/13/01)
    Irma Joan Murphy, 60, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 26, 1941, near East Prairie, Mo., daughter of William Carl and Mary Nell Tyner Bard. Murphy was a 1958 graduate of Anniston High School...
    Jessie Edmond Sr. (09/13/01)
    PARMA, Mo. -- Jessie Edmond Sr., 91, of Parma died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Coffeeville, Miss., son of Chester and Ella Williams Edmond. He and Joella Rutledge were married Nov. 11, 1950, in Grenada County, Miss. She died Aug. 14, 2001...
    John Bubulka (09/13/01)
    John M. Bubulka, 73, of Doniphan, Mo., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Chicago. He and Beatrice E. Horky were married May 28, 1949, in Severna Park, Md. Bubulka was a longtime resident of Ripley County, Mo. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and VFW Post 3485...
    Births 9/13/01 (09/13/01)
    Cantoni Son to David Joseph and Heather Lisa Cantoni of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:43 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001. Name, Jacob Laine. Weight, 8 pounds 15 ounces. Mrs. Cantoni is the former Heather Click, daughter of Gene and Linda Click of Cape Girardeau. She is a preschool teacher at Christian School for the Young Years. Cantoni is the son of Phil and Ann Cantoni of Cape Girardeau. He is a technician at TG Missouri Corp...
    Cape police report 9/13/01 (09/13/01)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 13 ArrestsRandall Joseph Hanstein, 20, Scott City, was arrested Tuesday for assault. Rickie Lotez Brown, 22, rear 518 S. Ellis, was arrested Tuesday for assault. SummonsCathryn L. Maya, 30, 2700 Pioneer Drive, was issued a summons Tuesday for having an animal at large...
    Cape fire report 9/13 (09/13/01)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 13 Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday:At 6:48 p.m., a medical assist at 1304 Dunklin. At 11:59 p.m., A medical assist at 3020 Boutin. Firefighters responded to these calls Wednesday:At 3:45 a.m., an alarm sounding at 325 N. Sprigg...
    Jackson fire report 9/13 (09/13/01)
    Jackson Wednesday, Sept. 13 Firefighters responded to this call Wednesday: An alarm on East Jackson Boulevard.
    Out of the past 9/13/01 (09/13/01)
    10 years ago: Sept. 13, 1991 Saying they didn't want to lose "bird in hand," Cape Girardeau Airport Advisory Board yesterday failed to approve motion to halt plan to renovate airport terminal building so matter could be further studied; board in December approved motion to go forward with $1.1 million renovation project after more than year of deliberations over whether to renovate terminal or build new one...
    A firsthand account of tragedy (09/13/01)
    $$$Start The following account of what it was like to be in New York City Tuesday was provided by Dr. J. Russell Felker, a Cape Girardeau physician: Mike Daisy is the 27-year-old author of a one-man play entitled "21 Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon.com" which played the Fringe Festival in New York City in August. ...
    Prince of Peace - In this crisis, turn to Jesus (09/13/01)
    To the editor: The monstrous attacks on New York City and Washington are an astounding example of mankind's fall into sin and the forces of evil at work in this world. The fall was not a one-time event. It continues to happen. It is an ongoing process, a downward trajectory, that shapes every moment of our lives...
    State government continues work of democracy (09/13/01)
    To the editor: We in the House of Representatives, like all Americans, are deeply troubled by apparent terrorist attacks on our nation. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy and to those brave individuals who are attempting to rescue those in need...
    Rotarians send condolences from Russia (09/13/01)
    This letter was e-mailed to Rotary clubs in Cape Girar-deau and throughout the United States: Dear American Rotarians and all American friends: I am writing to you on behalf of all members of our Rotary club. That horrible events shocked us. ...
    Unseen helpers made HOG rally a huge success (09/13/01)
    To the editor: The fabulous pop-culture event we witnessed in Cape Girardeau this past weekend, the Harley Owners Group Missouri State Rally, was certainly a feather in our city's cap. Comments from participants were glowing. Certainly much credit for the success of the event goes to our Convention and Visitors Bureau. In the media coverage of the rally, others behind the scenes were left unrecognized...
    Plaintiff sought $1 million from Butler Co. case (09/13/01)
    To the editor: I wanted to bring one factual matter to your attention concerning your stories on the Dugger vs. Butler County lawsuit and judgment. While this does not affect the editorial content and position that the Missourian has taken on what the judge indicated was going on in the Butler County Sheriff's Department, the factual issue of what Deborah Dugger asked for from the court at least needs to be corrected...
    No excuses for raising prices of gasoline (09/13/01)
    To the editor: To raise the price of gas twice in 20 minutes while having the same gas in their storage tanks as 30 minutes ago is a deplorable action by convenience stores in Cape Girardeau. No excuse can accommodate this outrage upon the citizens of Cape Girardeau. I can do this: Keep your gas. Keep your Cokes, chips and food. I will drive past the stores that raised prices...
    Speak Out B 09/13/01 (09/13/01)
    Turn to God IT'S TIME now to turn back to God and to his Word. Read Isaiah 46 and 48. God bless America. Come to them I WAS not angry since I came to France (New York) until this instant. Take a trumpet, herald. Ride thou unto the horsemen (terrorists) on the hill. If they will fight with us (man to man), bid them come down, or void the field (run like the cowards they are). They do not offend our sight. If they do neither, we will come to them -- "Henry V," Act 4, Scene 7...