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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2001

State will review terrorism response plans (09/14/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Contingency plans for responding to a terrorist attack in Missouri will be revised in the wake of Tuesday's tragedies in New York and Washington. The State Emergency Management Agency has detailed plans on how to coordinate resources and rescue services under circumstances ranging from floods to earthquakes to acts of violence. However, whether the state is prepared to handle a disaster on the scope of the destruction of the World Trade Center is an open question...
Why us? Experts share opinions on attack (09/14/01)
It could have been because of the U.S.'s strong support of Israel during its continuing conflict with the Palestinians. Or maybe they did it to draw attention to their cause by striking a blow against one of the world's mightiest superpowers. If it was indeed Saudi-born billionaire terrorist Osama bin Laden, as many now think, it could have started with the Persian Gulf War...
Polytechnic building dedication Saturday (09/14/01)
Southeast Missouri State University will dedicate its Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building on Saturday at 10 a.m. A robot, part of the high-tech manufacturing equipment in the School of Polytechnic Studies, is scheduled to cut a ribbon at the dedication ceremony...
Tragedy hits home (09/14/01)
Southeast Missouri residents looking to show their patriotism in the wake of tragedy rushed to stores this week and snapped up thousands of flags. Wal-Mart in Cape Girardeau was sold out of American flags by Thursday afternoon but expected a shipment that night...
Staying vigilant key to job, say Cape firefighters (09/14/01)
Ivan LaGrand, center, cooked hamburgers while Charles Brawley and Mike Allen ate lunch and watched television at Fire Station 1 in Cape Girardeau. The team rotates cooking dutiesBy Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/14/01)
Demolition derby Feature winners Chad Despain, car 6, Jackson, Mo.; Tim Joggerst, car 244, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Ed Huffman, car 87, Oak Ridge; Roy Griffard, car 21, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Daniel Hancock, car 31, Jonesboro.Karaoke contest First: Tony Kiser, Jackson, Mo...
Cape Brownie troop creates ribbons of patriotism (09/14/01)
Armed with crayons, Lucy Gage carefully drew an airplane crashing into a skyscraper on construction paper as she and others in her third-grade Brownie troop made sympathy cards Thursday afternoon for President Bush and the people of New York and Washington...
World digest 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
U.S. denies Iraqi claim of warplanes' bombing BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An official Iraqi news agency accused U.S. and British warplanes of dropping bombs in southern Iraq on Thursday -- a claim denied by the Pentagon. The official Iraqi News Agency said an attack on villages in Wasit province, 115 miles south of Baghdad, caused no casualties, but "led to the destruction of several houses and the frightening of children and citizens."...
Red Cross locally unable to handle so many donors (09/14/01)
The American Red Cross staff couldn't cope with the more than 1,200 area residents who showed up at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to give blood in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Nearly 700 people were turned away or left because the wait was too long, local Red Cross officials said...
People talk 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
Britney Spears cancels promotion SYDNEY, Australia -- Britney Spears canceled a Thursday media conference to promote a new album, saying it was inappropriate after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Spears arrived from New York early Wednesday for an intensive two-day promotional trip. The 19-year-old had planned to face more than 200 international media representatives in Sydney...
Young tractor drivers compete at fair (09/14/01)
Backing up is the hard part. T.J. Pruett, a member of the Madison County 4-H Club at Fredericktown, Mo., agrees that backing a small tractor with a trailer attached can be a tough chore. So does Travis Huffman, a member of the Future Farmers of America Club of Fredericktown, Mo., High School...
Study finds boys, like girls, may be starting puberty early (09/14/01)
CHICAGO -- A new study suggests that boys in the United States, like girls, are entering puberty slightly earlier than previously thought, with blacks the most likely to develop the first signs by age 10. Skeptics challenged the findings but said they raise important questions worthy of more comprehensive study...
More evidence of West Nile virus (09/14/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State health authorities have found more evidence of the potentially fatal West Nile virus in Illinois. Public Health Director John Lumpkin reported Thursday that 18 more dead birds found in Chicago and various Cook and DuPage county locations have preliminarily tested positive for the virus...
Churches help comfort a nation in shock (09/14/01)
Even as the military and federal government has been placed on high alert, the nation's faith community has been called into action following Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. President Bush called on the nation's faith leaders for support during the time of tragedy. He declared today a "national day of prayer and remembrance" and asked people to spend part of the day in worship services...
MFA exec addresses gas price increases (09/14/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Confronted with customer outrage, a top executive of MFA Oil Co. apologized for "irresponsible" gasoline price increases at Break Time convenience stores across Missouri just hours after Tuesday's terror attacks. "The whole tragedy is so sickening to the general public that anything that smacks of taking advantage is awful and it rightfully should be condemned," Jerry Taylor, senior vice president of Columbia-based MFA Oil, said in an interview Thursday...
Senate keeps Medicaid bill alive (09/14/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the House on the sidelines Thursday, the state Senate spent hours debating an expansion of the state's Medicaid program before finally agreeing to it. Under a provision adopted 25-9 by the Senate, about 10,000 more poor, blind and disabled Missourians would become eligible for Medicaid's health-care and prescription drug benefits...
Missouri mourns victims of terrorist attacks (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Before church bells across Missouri rang out to honor attack victims, Gov. Bob Holden on Friday honored those who died in the terrorist crashes in New York and Washington. Holden was to be joined by other ministers at a non-denominational service on the state Capitol's north steps overlooking the Missouri River...
Beleaguered New York firefighters mourn one of their own (09/14/01)
NEW YORK -- "If you want to make God laugh, tell him what you're doing tomorrow." That's what the Rev. Mychal Judge -- Father Mike, the Fire Department chaplain -- used to tell firefighters who sought his counsel. It's what those same firefighters told each other Thursday as they mourned the department's worst loss since its first engine companies were formed in 1865...
Feds probe possible Florida links to attacks (09/14/01)
MIAMI -- Three men spewed anti-American sentiments in a bar and talked of impending bloodshed the night before the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, a Daytona Beach strip club manager interviewed by the FBI said Thursday. "They were talking about what a bad place America is. They said 'Wait 'til tomorrow. America is going to see bloodshed,"' said John Kap, manager of the Pink Pony and Red Eyed Jack's Sports Bar. Kap said they made the claims to a bartender and a patron...
Amtrak train crashes, catches fire in Utah (09/14/01)
WENDOVER, Utah -- An Amtrak train carrying stranded airline passengers and others to California on Thursday crashed into a freight train, derailed and caught fire in the western Utah desert. There were no serious injuries. "It knocked me out of my chair and almost instantly the car filled with dust," said Scott Stopper, 41, who was stranded in Denver after taking a flight Tuesday...
Skipper sacked after grounding submarine (09/14/01)
HONOLULU -- The new skipper of the U.S. submarine that sank a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii was relieved of duty after grounding the sub during an approach to the Saipan harbor, the Navy said. Cmdr. David Bogdan was relieved of duties on the USS Greeneville "due to lack of confidence in his ability to command," a Navy report said...
Artificial heart placed in second patient (09/14/01)
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- A man was implanted with a self-contained artificial heart Thursday, becoming only the second patient in the world to receive the experimental device. The softball-sized device was implanted into the chest of a 70-year-old man Thursday morning at Jewish Hospital, according to Abiomed Inc., the device's maker. The first implant was performed at the same hospital...
Emotion key in making tough moral decisions (09/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- Here's the dilemma: A runaway train will kill five people unless you flip a switch sending it onto another track where it will kill only one. Most people say flipping the switch is moral. But what if the only way to stop the train is to push a passer-by onto the track? You still save a net of four lives, but most people say that's not moral...
Fed insists economy still moving (09/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that $50 billion will be made available to European banks to help them meet emergency withdrawal needs, while the Bush administration proclaimed prospects still bright for an economic rebound. Trying to bolster confidence in the wake of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. ...
New claims for unemployment insurance grow; rate cut awaited (09/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- New claims for state unemployment insurance rose last week as the nation's weakening economy continued to take its toll on workers. The number of workers filing new applications for jobless benefits rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 431,000 for the work week ending Sept. 8, the Labor Department reported Thursday. For the previous week, a revised 410,000 workers filed for jobless benefits...
Collaborators sought; two black boxes found (09/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. investigators pressed Thursday to identify terrorist collaborators who may still be in a position to strike more Americans, and agents located critical "black boxes" from two of Tuesday's hijacked planes. Four U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that authorities are investigating the possibility that some terrorists involved with Tuesday's plots are still at large...
Muslims, Arab communities around nation targeted for abuse (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterTears welled up in Mohammad Kasmaei's eyes as he recounted the angry telephone calls that keep pouring into his Ali Baba Restaurant in Anaheim, Calif. "You can't stay in the U.S.," was one message. Another caller simply reeled off bitter obscenities...
Flight data, cockpit voice recorders found at Pentagon (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Searchers on Friday found the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the hijacked plane that flew into the Pentagon and exploded three days earlier, Department of Defense officials said. The two "black boxes," crucial to uncovering details about the doomed flight's last moments, were recovered at about 4 a.m., said Army Lt. Col. George Rhynedance, a Pentagon spokesman...
Bush approves order to put 50,000 reservists on active duty (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Friday gave the Pentagon authority to call 50,000 reservists to active duty for "homeland defense" and other missions in response to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington...
Port Authority lifts suspension of NYC airport travel (09/14/01)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York metropolitan area's three major airports were reopened Friday, ending a nearly 18-hour shutdown for security concerns. There had been no arrivals or departures since Thursday at approximately 6 p.m., said Pasquale DiFulco, spokesman for the Port Authority, which runs the airports. Service was restored at 11:20 a.m...
Passenger jets return to nation's skies after attacks (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterA few jetliners roamed the nation's skies Friday, carrying small numbers of edgy travelers as airlines resumed limited schedules three days after terrorists attack New York and Washington. At the handful of major airports that reopened, passengers found long waits due to intense new security measures, including bans on seemingly every conceivable weapon -- even nail clippers and plastic knives. And there were numerous delays and cancellations...
Tropical storm Gabrielle moves ashore in Florida (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle rushed ashore Friday on Florida's Gulf coast, spinning out tornadoes, felling trees and power lines, and threatening the rain-soaked peninsula with significant flooding...
Investigators want to find collaborators, avert more attacks (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- At full throttle, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials are trying to identify collaborators in this week's terrorist attacks to ensure they don't strike again. The effort yielded a dramatic result late Thursday in New York, where airports were abruptly shut and authorities apprehended at least five men being sought for questioning in connection with Tuesday's attacks by suicide hijackers...
Men detained at NY airports cleared in terrorist attacks (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Travelers of Middle Eastern descent who were detained at two New York airports have been cleared of any connection with Tuesday's terrorist attacks, Sen. Joseph Biden said Friday. Biden was told by the FBI that about 10 travelers were questioned and found to have no connection to the attacks, according to the senator's chief of staff, Alan Hoffman...
Partial casualty list from terrorist attacks (09/14/01)
Partial list of those killed in Tuesday's terrorist attacks, according to family members, friends, co-workers and law enforcement. American Airlines Flight 11, Boston to Los Angeles, crashed into World Trade CenterCREW: -- John Ogonowski, 52, Dracut, Mass., captain...
Rain, muck dampen WTC resuce effort as Bush visits (09/14/01)
Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Sopping-wet search crews slogged through the rubble of the World Trade Center on Friday under gray skies that mirrored their dwindling hopes for miracle rescues. Though President Bush made a morale-boosting visit to the site in the afternoon, the grim reality was that for a second straight day, no survivors emerged from the debris...
Three Marine officers found liable in Osprey investigation (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterNORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Three Marine officers were found liable in the alleged cover-up of problems with Osprey aircraft, the Marines said Friday. Five others were cleared. Col. James E. Schleining, commanding officer, Marine Aircraft Group 26, was found in violation of a charge of dereliction of duty in that he should have known about the falsified Osprey maintenance reports. He received a punitive letter of reprimand...
Bush - 'Nation is peaceful but fierce when stirred to anger' (09/14/01)
AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush assured a country wounded by terrorism on Friday that America would meet its "responsibility to history" and "rid the world of evil." He approved the call-up of thousands of reservists, and Congress rushed to post a $40 billion down payment to rebuild and retaliate...
Hijackers identified by FBI (09/14/01)
The 19 people identified by the FBI as hijackers aboard the four planes that crashed Tuesday: American Airlines 77, which hit the PentagonKhalid Al-Midhar: Possible residences in Los Angeles and New York; visa status: B-1 Visa (covers business-related travel, good for up to a year). Expired B-2 Visa (travel visa, good for up to a year)...
Senate approves funds, authorizes Bush to use force (09/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Friday approved $40 billion in emergency aid to help the victims and hunt down the perpetrators of this week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. It then gave its official consent for the president to use force against those responsible for the attacks...
Government allows most private planes to resume flying (09/14/01)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal officials on Friday reopened the skies to most private planes, which had been grounded with commercial airlines following terrorist attacks against the United States. This decision affects some 200,000 private aircraft. ...
Film actress Dorothy McGuire dies at age 85 (09/14/01)
Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dorothy McGuire, the lovely, soft-voiced actress who lent dignity and inner strength to such films as "Gentlemen's Agreement" and "Friendly Persuasion," has died. She was 85. The actress died Thursday night at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, her daughter, Topo Swope, said Friday. She had broken her leg three weeks ago and then developed heart failure, Swope said...
Text of President Bush's speech at prayer service (09/14/01)
Text of the speech by President Bush Friday at the National Cathedral, as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks, Inc. We are here in the middle hour of our grief. So many have suffered so great a loss, and today we express our nation's sorrow. We come before God to pray for the missing and the dead, and for those who loved them...
U.S. anthem plays abroad, flags wave as world mourns (09/14/01)
LONDON -- A military band played the U.S. national anthem at an unprecedented Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, ordered by Queen Elizabeth II in a show of solidarity with the American people. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer called the British gesture "very touching," and noted that Britain, too, lost citizens in the attack...
Plane crash in Mexico kills 16 tourists, 3 crew (09/14/01)
MERIDA, Mexico -- Sixteen Seattle-area tourists on a Caribbean cruise died during a side trip to visit Mayan ruins when their plane crashed in the eastern Mexican state of Yucatan. Three Mexican crew members also died. Soldiers barred access to the accident site, but digital photographs showed the tail was the only surviving piece of the twin-engine LET 410 turboprop plane, which crashed Wednesday night...
Israeli forces send tanks into West Bank towns (09/14/01)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks rumbled into Palestinian towns in the West Bank for the second straight day Thursday, igniting gunbattles that left three Palestinians dead and 21 wounded. Palestinian leaders accused Israel of stepping up incursions into their territory as the world turned its eyes toward the horrendous aftermath of terror attacks in the United States...
NATO wraps up second weapons collection phase in Macedonia (09/14/01)
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Efforts to bring peace to Macedonia are shifting back to the country's parliament after NATO wrapped up the second phase of its operation to collect weapons surrendered by ethnic Albanian rebels. Formally announcing the completion of phase two, Maj. ...
European Central Bank keeps rates steady (09/14/01)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The European Central Bank kept its main interest rate unchanged at 4.25 percent Thursday as it waited to see how the U.S. terror attacks affect the world economy. The decision to hold steady was expected after bank President Wim Duisenberg appeared to rule out a rate decrease a day earlier, saying a quick cut in the wake of the disaster "would rather have inspired a reaction of panic than of stability and calmness."...
Afghanistan vows revenge if U.S. strikes it (09/14/01)
Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ruling Taliban threatened revenge on Friday if the United States attacks Afghanistan for shielding suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. "If a country or group violates our country, we will not forget our revenge," Taliban spokesman Abdul Hai Muttmain said in telephone interview with The Associated Press...
French foreign minister says Afghan opposition leader is dead (09/14/01)
PARIS (AP) -- Afghanistan's military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood was assassinated in an attack by suicide bombers, the French foreign minister said Friday, but a Massood spokesman denied it. "This assassination fills me with very great sadness," Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said in a statement...
Tonight's prep football games (09/14/01)
Game times are 7:30 p.m. unless noted EAST PRAIRIE (0-2) at SCOTT CITY (0-2) Last week: Portageville 58, Scott City 0 (Portageville ended an 11-game losing streak); Corning, Ark. 18, East Prairie 13 (Corning ended a 13-game losing streak with a late score)...
Central trying to right its ship (09/14/01)
Cape Girardeau Central has been rearranging chairs this week to make sure the ship won't go down. After studying game film of last week's 28-20 loss to New Madrid County Central, the Tiger coaching staff has made several changes to the depth chart, particularly at the line of scrimmage...
Prep events proceeding as scheduled (09/14/01)
Is it too soon to play games? As rescue personnel in New York still scramble in efforts to save victims buried as a result of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, the NFL says yes. So does major league baseball and so does the PGA Tour and many colleges. In those organizations, security and travel pose legitimate concerns, but most of all they want to show due respect for a nation trying to heal...
Perryville hopes to slow down Whitney (09/14/01)
Jackson's Mario Whitney rushed for only 63 yards last year against Perryville. Unfortunately for the Pirates, the Indians attacked through the air as then-senior Ray Goodson had 120 yards on three catches. Considering Jackson has completed only five passes in two games, it's reasonable to think that Perryville coach Lance Bell may take the same approach this year, despite falling to the Indians 37-3 last year...
Tonight's football games (09/14/01)
  • Cape Central at Blytheville, Ark. Jackson at Perryville East Prairie at Scott City Piggott, Ark. at Chaffee Fredericktown at Festus Caruthersville at Charleston Poplar Bluff at Sedalia-Smith Cotton Sikeston at Dexter Farmington at New Madrid Hayti at Crystal City...
  • Jackson hands ND first softball loss (09/14/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame softball team fell from the ranks of the undefeated with an 1-0 loss to host Jackson Thursday afternoon. The Lady Indians scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning and held on to drop the Lady Bulldogs to 11-1. Jackson improved to 5-9...
    SEMO football game is still on (09/14/01)
    Even though all of this weekend's Division I-A college football games will not be played because of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast, Southeast Missouri State University's home contest against Southwest Missouri State Saturday night is still on...
    Attacks hit home for Irving (09/14/01)
    Southeast Missouri State University starting linebacker Michael Irving has had a lot more than football on his mind this week. Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the East Coast hit extremely close to home for the Indians' sophomore from St. Louis as his sister and a cousin both worked in New York's World Trade Center that was demolished when hijackers flew planes into the twin towers of the structure...
    Sports digest 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
    Cape Central hosts cross country meet The 37th annual Cape Girardeau Central High School Cross Country Invitational, featuring 14 teams, will be held Saturday at Cape County Park North. Squads participating, in addition to host Cape Central, will be Notre Dame, Jackson, Kelly, Advance, Delta, Oak Ridge, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Farmington, Kennett, Northwest, Fox and Carbondale, Ill...
    Most sports grind to a halt (09/14/01)
    Professional and major college sports will shut down this weekend, following the lead of the NFL that said America needed time to mourn and reflect on this week's "horrific acts of terrorism." Major league baseball, several auto racing circuits, college football conferences, the NHL and the LPGA all canceled competition...
    Big Mac rips into baseball (09/14/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire criticized major league baseball Thursday for taking so long to postpone games the rest of the weekend. McGwire launched into an impromptu state-of-the-game speech minutes before the decision to take the rest of the week off was made public, and after the St. Louis Cardinals worked out at an empty Busch Stadium...
    Death's sting reaches across thousands of miles (09/14/01)
    This story I am about to tell you will be repeated in many forms -- different names, circumstances, locations -- countless times in the days and weeks to come. It is a sad story. I am telling you that, because we've had more than a lifetime of sadness this week. You may not want any more. But here's the story of how Tuesday's tragedy affected my family:...
    'Love and Theft' latest in Dylan's return to relevance (09/14/01)
    "LOVE AND THEFT" (COLUMBIA) -- BOB DYLAN For 20 years, Bob Dylan mattered as little more than a museum piece. It's nice to have him back. So nice, in fact, that some critics have given his new album, "Love and Theft," a rapturous reception out of proportion to reality. Be warned: It has more to do with Dylan's return to relevance and the absence of music like it today than with the disc's quality...
    'Crush' on Galileo inspired historical memoir (09/14/01)
    NEW YORK -- For years, author Dava Sobel had been infatuated with the wrong man. Galileo Galilei, she thought, embodied the highest scientific ideals -- objectivity and levelheadedness -- in his single-minded quest to untangle the mysteries of the heavens and Earth...
    Trick Pony more rock than country at fair (09/14/01)
    Thursday night's grandstand concert by Trick Pony at the SEMO District Fair was relatively lightly attended, as all the grandstand events have been since Tuesday morning's national tragedy. Against the backdrop of a huge American flag, that didn't stop Trick Pony from raring back and letting it rip...
    Young actors and actresses wanted (09/14/01)
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- Footlights, the Market House Theatre's youth acting program, is accepting new members for classes beginning Saturday, Sept. 15. All troupes meet on Saturday mornings. For information, phone (270) 444-7828 or (270) 444-9084. The theater company will hold auditions for the youth musical "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" on Sept. 24-25...
    Former Southeast violinist releases easy listening CD (09/14/01)
    William Scobie, who studied violin at Southeast, has released a CD of easy listening favorites. "Echoes of Dreams" includes five of Scobie's own transcriptions for violin and piano. He has dedicated the album to his grandchildren. The CD includes "The Little Dustman," a lullaby from the Netherlands, along with the Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, "Humoresque" by Dvorak and serenades by Toselli and Schubert, among other tunes...
    Frederick Ferguson (09/14/01)
    PUEBLO, Colo. -- Frederick F. Ferguson, 68, of Pueblo, a former resident of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at the Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors in Pueblo...
    Larry Cornwell (09/14/01)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Larry Gene Cornwell, 61, of East Prairie died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home. He was born June 4, 1940, in East Prairie, son of Raymond C. and Helen Jackson Cornwell. Cornwell lived in Mississippi County most of his life, and was a truck driver...
    Betty Mancell (09/14/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Jean Mancell, 66, of Sikeston, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 30, 1934, in St. Louis, daughter of Herbert and Bertha Wietzel Smith. She and James V. Mancell were married in 1958 in St. Louis. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jim Mancell of Pass Christian, Miss., Charles Mancell of Sikeston; four daughters, Sandra Midkiff of Annapolis, Mo., Betty Mancell of Jefferson City, Mo., Deborah Mancell of Gulfport, Miss., Penny Eads of Williamsville, Mo.; two brothers, Bobby Smith of Jefferson City, Sonny Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Shirley Staples and Mary Wood of Herculaneum, Mo., Barbara Miller of Mill Spring, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
    Jerry Sneed (09/14/01)
    BERNIE, Mo. -- Jerry Ray Sneed, 47, of Bernie died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. He was born Dec. 20, 1953, at Dexter, son of Gene Ray and Carolyn June Dozier Sneed. He and Claudia J. Glasgow were married March 15, 1996, in Paragould, Ark...
    Nadine Carlson (09/14/01)
    Nadine Alpha Carlson, 80, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 4, 1921, in Newton County, Ind., daughter of Ernest and Genevieve Tabler Crum. She and Rudolph Frederick Carlson were married Jan. 4, 1940. He died Dec. 21, 1997...
    Mary Stevens (09/14/01)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Mary M. Stevens, 75, of Cairo, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at her home in Cairo. Arrangements are under the direction of Barkett Funeral Home.
    Paul McLain (09/14/01)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Paul David McLain, 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1936, in East Prairie, he was the son of Floyd E. and Annie M. Powers McLain. He was formerly employed as a department foreman for Watlow Electric in St. Louis and attended the First Church of God in East Prairie...
    Emma Felts (09/14/01)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Emma Lou Shelby Felts, 75, died Thursday Sept. 13, 2001, at her East Prairie home. Born July 11, 1926 in East Prairie, she was the daughter of Travis W. and Lena Murphy Shelby. On Dec. 13, 1947 she was married to Edward L. Felts who died April 21, 1980...
    Mildred Sneed (09/14/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mildred Sneed, 88, of Sikeston, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Greenwood, Miss. She was born July 6, 1913, in the Hickory Grove community, daughter of James C. and Addie Joyce Foster. She and William Audie Sneed were married Aug. 9, 1948. He died Dec. 12, 1983...
    Births 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
    Graft Daughter to Michael David and Susan N. Graft of St. Louis, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 1:46 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001. Name, Miranda Ashley. Weight, 6 pounds 11 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Graft is the former Susan Hupp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hupp of Kansas City, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Mack Illers of Jackson, Mo. Graft is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Graft of St. Louis. He is employed at Thermal Refrigeration...
    Cape fire report 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 14 On Wednesday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 5:04 p.m., emergency medical service at 19 S. Ellis. At 8:14 p.m., emergency medical service at 915 Ranney. At 9:40 p.m., alarm at 1000 Towers. On Thursday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 6:03 a.m., emergency medical service at 65 Rivercrest...
    Cape police report 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 14 ArrestsMichael Howard Brock, 41, Scott City, was arrested Wednesday for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Adam Wayne Holloway, 22, 1211 College Street, was arrested Wednesday for endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and numerous traffic offenses...
    Out of the past 9/14/01 (09/14/01)
    10 years ago: Sept. 14, 1991 About 35,000 people crowded into grandstand in evening to hear country music group, Shenandoah; despite scorching daytime temperatures, attendance at week-long SEMO District Fair totaled about 81,500, increase over last year's attendance of 78,208...
    Now is the time to give (09/14/01)
    Americans are rallying to the aid of countrymen by giving blood, housing, moral support and resources. In New York City, the mass of volunteers is inspiring, even while we cringe at the horrors they witness. In Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City and the surrounding area, the outpouring of support affirms the goodness of our community. ...
    Big effort made last weekend a huge success (09/14/01)
    To the editor: This past weekend was another example of why I am so proud to be a part of the best community anywhere. The town was absolutely buzzing and bursting at the seams, yet everything was pulled off without incident. There are a number of things that must come together to achieve such a successful weekend. Some things are within our control, and some things such as the weather and the attitudes of the people visiting our community are out of our control. Or are they?...
    Never dreamed New York would become war zone (09/14/01)
    To the editor: Thanks for the U.S. flag, and for the list of how to help in Wednesday's edition of the Southeast Missourian. My flag is up, and money being sent. My daughter is in Manhattan going to college, and lives close to the World Trade Center. She was on her way to class when she saw one of the explosions. Papers rained down on her bus. When we sent her to college, we never dreamed we were sending her to a war zone...
    Booth at fair misrepresents Libertarian views (09/14/01)
    To the editor: I was at the SEMO District Fair Tuesday night and saw something disturbing. At the entrance of the Arena Building was a Libertarian Party stand with an adult and some teen-agers promoting the legalization of drugs. I am a Libertarian in philosophy, and I vote independently. ...
    This is no time for America to give up hope (09/14/01)
    To the editor: From here in the heart of our country, a thousand miles away from Tuesday's happenings, I feel strangely inadequate. I look out my window and see cars driving by, students walking to class. I turn on the radio and songs still play. But within my heart, I know that this day will alter the consciousness of America. ...
    Letter 4 09/14/01 (09/14/01)
    Days after tragedy are no time for price gouging To the editor: Wednesday when the gas scare was on, I drove by one of our local gas stations here in Dexter. The gas had been marked up to $3. I felt ashamed that someone in my community would gouge his fellow man this way. This person made probably $1.50 a gallon above what he paid for the gas. There is no telling how much money he made off his fellow man. I hope he realizes his mistake and will not do this again...
    Wear ribbons to show support for dead, nation (09/14/01)
    To the editor: Do you remember our hostages in Iran, our boys in Desert Storm, the blowing up of the Challenger, AIDS victims, breast-cancer victims? We wore ribbons above our hearts to remember these people. May I suggest that we all buy red, white and blue ribbons and wear them above our hearts to show our support for those who lost their lives Tuesday and to support our government in the actions that it will take...
    How do you punish a person for many deaths? (09/14/01)
    To the editor: As everybody else here in The Netherlands, I was stunned by the events from Tuesday. I was ready to fly from Brussels to St. Louis on Wednesday. I immediately canceled my plans. I sincerely hope that the brain behind all this will be found and brought to trial. My only question: How do you punish one person for the deaths of thousands? Capital punishment sounds too easy to me...
    Speak Out B 09/14/01 (09/14/01)
    I've had it. Tuesday we had a tragedy, and most gas stations started raising prices. You interviewed one owner who said his suppliers had raised his price by 15 cents, which he was passing on to the public. I have a problem with this. His suppliers shut down their pipeline for one day. ...