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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2001

Planner - Event 'you dream about' (10/08/01)
In the 12 years Diane Sides has coordinated Family Weekend activities at Southeast Missouri State University, only one weekend has been completely spoiled by rain. Sides, director of university relations, said she was nervous when the stargazing event had to be canceled Friday night because of rain...
Estimated cost of attacks to KC set at $48 million (10/08/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City officials estimate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks cost the city $48 million in lost tourism revenue and added security expenses. City Manager Bob Collins wrote in a memo that he expects the city to lose about $29 million, including $23.5 million in the aviation department. And city expenses shot up nearly $19 million because of increased security, insurance and overtime, he wrote...
Police close Missouri Capitol (10/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Police closed Missouri's Capitol to the public Sunday in response to American and British attacks in Afghanistan. Tourists in the Capitol were ushered outside about 2:15 p.m. by armed Capitol Police. They were told the building was being closed as a precaution...
Ex-prof from Missouri serving at Pentagon (10/08/01)
Just a year ago, J.D. Crouch II was tapped Missouri's reserve deputy sheriff of the year for pulling an unconscious teen-ager from a fiery car wreck. In Springfield, he taught defense and strategic studies at Southwest Missouri State University. But these days, Crouch is in the Pentagon as assistant secretary of defense for international security -- with a hand in the nation's war against terrorism...
Missourians react to bombings (10/08/01)
Matthew Williams spent his break from work at a St. Louis-area Wal-Mart Sunday digesting news coming from a television on display: American and British military forces have struck back against terrorism. Like many Missourians quizzed Sunday, 20-year-old Williams stood behind the American flag and president. ...
Illinois politicians express resolve (10/08/01)
CHICAGO -- Security at Chicago airports was further tightened Sunday in the wake of airstrikes by the United States and Great Britain in Afghanistan, and Illinois politicians expressed resolve in the war against terrorism. "Enhanced security measures were put in place at noon today" to complement existing measures at O'Hare International and Midway airports, said Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Monique Bond...
Prosecutor backs comments calling slain men 'bums' (10/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis County's prosecutor stands behind his comments describing as "bums" two men fatally shot by a police officer and federal drug agent last year outside a restaurant. Robert McCulloch offered the characterization Wednesday, when a U.S. attorney said federal investigators lack sufficient evidence to charge the police officer and Drug Enforcement Administration agent with civil rights violations in the deaths of the drug suspect and his friend...
Quiet near B-2 bomber's home (10/08/01)
Label hed: Business as usual By Scott Charton ~ The Associated Press KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- It was business as usual Sunday in this town near Whiteman Air Force Base -- the home of the B-2 stealth bombers used in the attacks on Afghanistan...
Cache River vistors center to open in spring (10/08/01)
KARNAK, Ill. -- The giant cypress tree towers almost 75 feet into the air. At near chest level, the trunk circumference is about 35 feet. The old tree -- about 1,000 years old -- is along the Lower Cache River Hiking Trail in the Cache River State Natural Area...
Report - Video shows police striking suspect in incident (10/08/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A home video that reportedly shows police officers striking a man suspected of shooting at a detective will be part of an investigation into the arrest, police said. The video, taken by a free-lance photographer, shows an officer striking Tony Mann, 33, at least five times near his face, the Springfield News-Leader reported Saturday...
West Nile virus under microscope at university (10/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Even as scientists were confirming that the West Nile virus had reached St. Louis, researchers here already have been trying to pinpoint why the mosquito-transmitted form of encephalitis makes only a fraction of those infected seriously ill...
Passenger tries to get into jetliner cockpit (10/08/01)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Air Force fighter planes were sent to escort an American Airlines jetliner Monday after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit of the plane, officials said. Officials said the incident was not an act of terrorism, just a random act by a suspect. The jetliner landed without incident at O'Hare International Airport this afternoon, officials said...
Keeping them on the farm getting tougher (10/08/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In recent years it has become more difficult for Missouri farmers to tend their crops and raise their livestock and still produce a profit. The nation's recent era of high technology, while boosting the incomes of virtually every one involved, also served to point up the contrast between so-called "techies" and the state's tillers of the soil...
Neighbors clean up Kansas City slave cemetery (10/08/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fountain Waller Cemetery, the final resting place for several slaves and their descendants, had become so overgrown that all but a few headstones were covered with trees and brush. Volunteers wielding chain saws and weed trimmers are changing that...
California politician lobbies to make history in Congress (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is on the verge of becoming the highest-ranking woman in congressional history when Democrats pick a new No. 2 leader next week. After a two-year campaign, she's the favorite to win election Wednesday as Democratic whip, the party's top vote-counter and arm-twister in the House. Her opponent, Rep. Steny Hoyer, is a more moderate Maryland lawmaker who lost a whip's race 10 years ago...
Bombing runs easier than training flights, crews say (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Five airmen who flew missions in the first strikes on Afghanistan said they faced some anti-aircraft fire but didn't feel threatened. "We face much more challenging sorties in our routine training," said a bombardier on a B-1B who identified himself as "Vinny" during a conference call with reporters...
'Punishment' - U.S., Britain lead attacks on Taliban (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- American and British forces unleashed punishing air strikes Sunday against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan, aiming at terrorists blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks that murdered thousands in New York and Washington...
Bush, other top aides, call foreign leaders (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and senior U.S. officials, in an urgent round of phone calls, alerted leaders throughout the world as the United States launched military strikes inside Afghanistan on Sunday. Secretary of State Colin Powell planned later this week to travel to Pakistan, a key ally in the U.S. terror war and neighbor to Afghanistan, and to India to shore up diplomatic support for military retaliation...
U.S. airstrikes including airdrops of food, medicine (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military strikes Sunday in Afghanistan included airdrops of food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said plans called for two C-17 cargo planes to drop 37,500 food packets to starving Afghans on the first day of airstrikes. The humanitarian aid is meant to underscore the Bush administration's message that the strikes are meant to harm terrorists, not ordinary Afghans...
Attack led by sea-launched cruise missiles, long-range bombers (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Forty U.S. and British warplanes and an armada of warships pummeled strongholds of the al-Qaida network and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan on Sunday with Tomahawk cruise missiles, 500-pound gravity bombs and computer-guided bombs. The demonstration of Western fire power was the first wave of an anti-terrorism campaign promised after the Sept. ...
People talk 10/8 (10/08/01)
Mary Hart signs 5-year contract to emcee 'ET' LOS ANGELES -- Mary Hart will continue to report the news and celebrity happenings for at least five more years for "Entertainment Tonight." Hart, who has anchored the show for two decades, signed a deal giving her more than $5 million annually, said Joel Berman, president of Paramount Domestic Television, which produces the program...
FBI - Be alert for new terrorism (10/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- Concerned about more terrorist attacks, the FBI on Sunday urged law enforcement agencies nationwide to move to their highest level of alert after the U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan. "All law enforcement agencies have been asked to evaluate whether additional local security measures are warranted in light of the military operations and the current threat level," the FBI said...
Rush Limbaugh tells listeners he's nearly deaf (10/08/01)
AP Television WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh told listeners Monday that he's virtually deaf but that he wants to continue his nationally syndicated talk show. Limbaugh said he noticed in May that he had trouble hearing in his left ear. He said it had progressively worsened to the point where he is totally deaf in that ear. He has partial hearing in his right ear, he said...
U.S. notifies U.N. that attacks may go beyond Afghanistan (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has formally notified the U.N. Security Council that counterterrorism attacks may be extended beyond Afghanistan. A legal document sent Sunday to the council reaffirmed the attack on the Taliban was an act of self-defense under the U.N. charter and said the United States reserves the right to strike at terrorist cells beyond the South Asian country, a senior administration official told The Associated Press on Monday...
Rumsfeld says airstrikes have taken toll on Taliban defenses (10/08/01)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three days of airstrikes by U.S. and British warplanes have taken a toll on the al-Qaida terrorist network and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan that supports it, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday...
Justice Dept. tells law enforcement, businesses to be on alert (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday that thousands of law enforcement agencies, businesses and utilities have been warned to stay on high alert "while we win this war" on terrorism. With 614 individuals detained or arrested, Ashcroft said more than 18,000 law enforcement organizations and 27,000 corporate security managers have been notified to be alert following U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan...
Pentagon says 31 targets hit in first wave (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said its first round of attacks struck 31 targets within Afghanistan, including ground troops, and began to destroy the support system of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and the Taliban regime. More strikes were under way Monday and Pentagon officials promised "the pressure will be relentless."...
Teaching teachers - New teachers cope with the unexpected (10/08/01)
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- For 13 years, Andy Gerb helped keep the Hubble Space Telescope aloft, but he says his new job is much harder: explaining the social and historical significance of computers to a roomful of teen-agers. "I really feel like I'm out of my league trying to teach that particular class," he said recently, adding that he's giving it his best shot. Forget that he'd rather be teaching health...
Minnesota state strike approaches biggest ever (10/08/01)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With state workers ranging from soup-servers to nut-tighteners on strike, Minnesota's weeklong walkout may go down as one of the most expansive public-sector strikes in recent history. Minnesota is one of only about 10 states in which its employees can legally go on strike. And even in some states where such strikes are technically legal, in practice they're never allowed, labor experts say...
Cheers, with caution, greet news of strikes (10/08/01)
Cheers of "USA! USA!" echoed through football stadiums at news that U.S. forces had launched strikes in Afghanistan. In Denver, a woman who fled as a child from Vietnam ruefully wished that war could be avoided. Across the nation, widespread support for the counterattack against terrorism was coupled with wide-ranging worries...
FBI searching for evidence of crime in Florida anthrax case (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the possibility that the anthrax bacteria detected in two Florida men is a result of terrorism or criminal action, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday. The bacteria that killed a man last week has been detected in the nose of a co-worker and on a computer keyboard in the newspaper office where both men worked, health officials said...
Stocks post modest losses following U.S. retaliation (10/08/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market greeted news of U.S. military attacks on the Taliban in Afghanistan quietly Monday, with prices falling moderately as investors tried to discern what the action would mean for the country and the economy...
President swears in new anti-terror chief (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- With the nation on high alert for more terrorist attacks, President Bush says, "I know many Americans feel fear today." He was installing former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as head of a new Office of Homeland Security at a time of growing anxiety over reprisals from Osama bin Laden...
Emmys canceled in wake of military strike (10/08/01)
LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy Awards telecast, delayed three weeks by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was canceled Sunday after United States and Britain launched a military attack in Afghanistan. It was the first cancellation in the awards' 53-year history...
Grief goes on as USS Cole's bombing anniversary comes (10/08/01)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Watching the devastation at the World Trade Center, Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Regal flashed back to last fall's blast in Yemen that ripped open the USS Cole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 37. "When I saw it on TV, it was just, like, exactly what we went through, of course on a grander scale," said Regal, 32, who was a hull maintenance technician aboard the destroyer...
Workers at WTC ruins hail military strikes (10/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Workers helping clear the rubble of the World Trade Center learned of Sunday's military strikes against Afghanistan by word of mouth and from a television that had been set up in a makeshift washroom. The reaction was relatively subdued -- no cheers arose, no backs were slapped -- but the ground zero crew nevertheless hailed the reprisals...
Boston-based half brother disowns terrorist bin Laden (10/08/01)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A half brother of Osama bin Laden who remained in Boston after the Sept. 11 attacks says he lives in fear he will be blamed for the terrorist acts, which he condemns. Abdullah Mohammed Binladin, 35, stayed behind when 11 members of his family boarded a chartered jet for Saudi Arabia...
Oil flowing again at Alaska pipeline (10/08/01)
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Crude oil resumed flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline Sunday after workers welded a bullet hole in the line that caused 285,600 gallons of oil to spew onto the tundra. Permanent repairs on the line 75 miles north of Fairbanks were completed late Saturday and North Slope oil began flowing before dawn. The pipeline was at full capacity by about 7 a.m., Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. spokesman Mike Heatwole said...
Peace Prize will give the world brief break from war on terror (10/08/01)
OSLO, Norway -- As the world watches a war on terrorism unfold, peace will enter the stage -- if only briefly -- this week. The Nobel Peace Prize, celebrating its centennial this year, will be announced Friday. Prize-watchers view the United Nations and its secretary-general, Kofi Annan, as front-runners although, as always, the selection committee has kept silent about those being considered...
Afghan king backs right to justice (10/08/01)
ROME -- Afghanistan's former king said Sunday he recognized the "legitimate right" of the United States to pursue those responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but urged that innocents be spared in the U.S. strikes on his homeland. In a statement issued by his office, former King Mohammad Zaher Shah, who has been working to select a new government for Afghanistan, said his paramount objective was the safety and dignity of Afghans and the integrity of the country...
Some Muslims call strikes war on Islam (10/08/01)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Moderate Arab countries were slow to comment on the U.S. and British strikes on Afghanistan, but in the streets across the Muslim world, many denounced it as a war against Arabs and Muslims. Moustafa Abdel Salam, a 28-year-old Cairo accountant, said "America is now fighting terrorism, when it is the one that has created terrorism from the beginning."...
Bin Laden praises God for attacks (10/08/01)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden praised God for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and swore America will never "dream of security" until "the infidels' armies leave the land of Muhammad," in a videotaped statement aired after the strike launched Sunday by the United States and Britain against Afghanistan...
Hurricane Iris aims toward Yucatan after killing three (10/08/01)
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Hurricane Iris whirled past Jamaica on Sunday, uprooting trees but sparing the island the full fury of its 85 mph winds as it churned on toward Mexico and Belize. The hurricane killed a family of three in the Dominican Republic on Saturday when the retaining wall on a hillside collapsed, crushing their house...
Palestinian 17-year-old kills one with suicide bomb (10/08/01)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian bomber blew himself up and killed one Israeli on Sunday, marking the first suicide attack in nearly a month and dealing another blow to a tattered truce. Also, Israeli troops shot dead one Palestinian and injured three more in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinians said. Israeli troops entered two Palestinian neighborhoods in the city on Friday where they have been for three days...
Russia to investigage Ukraine missile theory (10/08/01)
SOCHI, Russia -- High-ranking Russian and Ukrainian defense officials headed to the Black Sea on Sunday to investigate whether a Russian airliner was mistakenly shot down by a Ukrainian missile. The search for bodies continued Sunday at the crash site of the Sibir Airlines Tupolev 154, and more relatives of the 78 victims arrived in the Black Sea city of Sochi where the investigation is based...
Most of Pakistan quiet, but violent protests in 2 border cities (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Enraged by strikes on Afghanistan, thousands of supporters of its Taliban regime burned buildings, battled police and demanded holy war against America on Monday. Two U.N. offices were among the targets...
U.S. commanders call Sunday raids success (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterABOARD THE USS ENTERPRISE (AP) -- U.S. commanders on Monday reviewed their bombing raids on Afghanistan, showing video clips of battle damage taken by infrared cameras aboard F14 and F18 fighters. The runs had a "very high success rate," they said...
U.S.-British attacks win support of allies (10/08/01)
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.S.-British attack on Osama bin Laden's network and the Afghan regime protecting him drew broad support Monday in Europe but raised anger in the Middle East. Two Palestinians were shot dead in the Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian police that broke out after a protest march against the U.S.-led action in Afghanistan...
U.S., British forces strike at heart of Taliban power (10/08/01)
and AMIR SHAH Associated Press WritersKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Striking at the heart of Taliban power, U.S. and British forces attacked targets in major Afghan cities in the opening salvo of a U.S.-led war on terrorism. The Taliban declared defiantly on Monday that Afghans were ready to sacrifice their lives in the struggle...
Palestinian leadership distances itself from bin Laden (10/08/01)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian leadership rushed to distance itself Monday from Osama bin Laden while its police forces opened fire on university students protesting the U.S.-led military strikes on Afghanistan. Two Palestinians, ages 13 and 21, were killed in a gun battle between police and students in Gaza, police said. The worst internal fighting in several years also left 45 people wounded, Palestinian police commander Ghazi Jabali said...
Helicopter carrying U.N. observers shot down over Georgia (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterTBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- A helicopter was shot down Monday over Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, killing five U.N. military observers and all four others on board, Abkhazian officials said. Three crew members and a translator were killed along with the U.N. ...
U.S., Britain begin second night of attacks over Kabul (10/08/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Anti-aircraft fire crackled in the night sky over Kabul on Monday, signaling the start of a second night of attacks by the U.S. and British coalition. Power was cut shortly after the attacks began. It appeared the Taliban were also firing surface-to-surface missiles, presumably toward forces of the opposition northern alliance about 12 miles north of the city...
More than 100 dead after SAS airliner hits Cessna in Italy (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterMILAN, Italy (AP) -- An SAS airliner collided with a wayward small private plane on the runway of Milan's Linate airport Monday, plowed into a building and then burst into flames, killing at least 114 people. Government officials ruled out terrorism. The Interior Ministry said the accident was most likely the result of "human error" and poor visibility from heavy morning fog...
Syria wins seat on U.N. Security Council (10/08/01)
Associated Press WriterUNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Syria won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Monday with overwhelming support from the nations of the world, despite being on the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The General Assembly elected Syria to the powerful U.N. body for a two-year term on the first ballot. It received 160 "yes" votes from the 177 nations voting...
Nuclear submarine Kursk raised from Barents Sea (10/08/01)
MURMANSK, Russia (AP) -- A daring effort to raise the Kursk nuclear submarine from the Barents Sea floor ended successfully Monday when a Dutch consortium pulled it to a giant barge for transportation to a dry dock more than a year after it sank. The lifting began shortly before 4 a.m. ...
Fake punt helped Indians hold on (10/08/01)
Mike Gross has been something of a jack-of-all trades during his undistinguished yet valuable Southeast Missouri State University football career. Saturday night, thanks in large part to another gutsy call by Southeast coach Tim Billings, Gross just might have come up with the play of the game during the Indians' wild 45-30 victory over Tennessee-Martin. Southeast improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Volleyball, soccer teams see streaks come to an end (10/08/01)
Streaks came to an end for two Southeast Missouri State University women's sports teams Sunday. At Houck Field House in Cape Girardeau, Southeast's volleyball squad suffered its first home loss in 37 matches as Southwest Missouri State knocked off the Otahkians 30-17, 25-30, 30-18, 30-18 in front of 286 fans...
St. Louis dealt a wild card (10/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Houston Astros forgot their late-season woes and clinched their fourth NL Central championship in five years on the final day of the season. Shane Reynolds won his 100th career game Sunday as the Astros beat St. Louis 9-2 Sunday, leaving the Cardinals with the wild card spot...
Bonds finishes with 73 (10/08/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 73rd home run Sunday, further extending the major league record he broke two days earlier. In what could be his final game with the San Francisco Giants, Bonds connected in the first inning off Los Angeles' Dennis Springer. The Giants won the game 2-1...
Titans continue slump as Ravens post 26-7 romp (10/08/01)
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens kept the Tennessee Titans winless, harassing Steve McNair and stuffing Eddie George for a surprisingly easy 26-7 victory Sunday. The Super Bowl champion Ravens (3-1) limited Tennessee to five first downs in taking a 17-0 halftime lead. Terry Allen ran for 108 yards and a touchdown and Jason Brookins had 68 yards on 15 attempts...
Marlin nabs somber win (10/08/01)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Sterling Marlin won the UAW-GM Quality 500 in a somber race Sunday in which the drivers watched images of the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan minutes before the start. Marlin beat Tony Stewart to the finish line at Lowe's Motor Speedway by more than six seconds, about a quarter of the track...
Sports digest 10/8/01 (10/08/01)
U.S. beats Jamaica to make World CupFOXBORO, Mass. -- The United States clinched its fourth consecutive World Cup berth, beating Jamaica 2-1 Sunday on Joe-Max Moore's penalty kick in the 81st minute. Combined with Mexico's scoreless tie at Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago's 1-0 upset win at Honduras, the Americans (5-3-1) assured themselves of finishing among the top three nations in the North and Central American and Caribbean region...
Toms defends title in Michelob Championship (10/08/01)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- David Toms birdied four of his first seven holes Sunday, overcame a bogey in the middle and a late challenge by Kirk Triplett to shoot a 3-under-par 68 and defend his Michelob Championship tournament title by one shot. The victory, clinched with a par on the 18th hole, was the PGA champion's third this year and the seventh of his career...
Season spiced by broken records (10/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds and the Seattle Mariners were only the start of a banner year for baseball records. Bonds set the home-run record with 73 and Seattle tied the major league record for victories with 116, just the top highlights of a season that will long be remembered for remarkable achievements...
Rams in Monday spotlight (10/08/01)
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Mike Martz and Kurt Warner are saying all the right things. But a Monday night game between a team coming off a 42-10 rout of one of the NFL's best defensive squads against one whose quarterback threw seven interceptions in its last start hardly seems like a fair matchup...
Missouri took step forward with triple OT win (10/08/01)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Missouri's rebuilding football team took a step forward by going on the road and winning in three overtimes. Oklahoma State, also rebuilding, took a step back by losing a two-touchdown lead and, eventually, the game 41-38 Saturday night...
Correction 10/8/01 (10/08/01)
The Notre Dame High school individual and team cross country results from Saturday's Marshall County (Ky.) Invitational were inadvertently listed as Kelly's results in Sunday's Southeast Missourian. Notre Dame finished 10th in the boys division and 11th in the girls division while both teams were third in the small-school divisions to capture team trophies...
Debby Boone to star in 'Mississippi Love' (10/08/01)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Debby Boone, known for the song "You Light Up My Life," will play the lead role of Polly in September and October in the new musical comedy "Mississippi Love." Through 30 entertainers and 15 original songs, the show brings to life many of Mark Twain's colorful characters. The show opened Sept. 8 at the Mark Twain Playhouse...
Book set in East Perry County (10/08/01)
FROHNA, Mo. -- "Train Up a Child," a book about life during the 1920s and 1930s in the German communities of East Perry County, has been published. The book by Viola Kassel Kuecker is available at the Saxon Memorial Museum library in Frohna or by writing: Train Up a Child, P.O. Box 260113, St. Louis, Mo. 63126...
Jean Chapman art show opens (10/08/01)
Art by Cape Girardeau's Jean A. Chapman is on display at the Kelsen Gallery, 13 S. Spanish. The show includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in several media, including oil, India ink, pastels, wood, marble and bronze.
Funny, poignant examples of over-the-top service (10/08/01)
The Boston Harbor Hotel employs two of my heroes. I didn't catch either of their names, but one doorman and one executive housekeeper saved me considerable embarrassment one day when, while walking the few short blocks from Boston's South Station to the hotel, a truck barreled through the biggest pothole I have ever seen, drenching the entire left side of my body with filthy rainwater...
Drivers beware - Farm equipment, deer on the road again (10/08/01)
While Missouri farmers are bringing in the fall's crop harvest, hunters are preparing for another type of harvest -- deer. Both events should grab motorists' attention. Drivers need to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles and moving deer...
Attacks not considered 'extraordinary' for business accounting (10/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Imagine you're an airline CEO. For months, you've labored to contain the damage from a deflating economy. Then, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks turned a corporate crisis into a catastrophe, resulting in losses you couldn't possibly have foreseen...
Historic hospitality - Entrepreneurs save old house (10/08/01)
When Eldon Nattier first saw the old house at 611 S. Sprigg St., he threw up his hands -- not in disgust, but in glee. "This was just what we were looking for," said Nattier, a hobbyist carpenter who has rehabilitated 68 houses. The three-story William Schrader home constructed in the 1910-12 era was almost in shambles. In fact, the house had been condemned by the city and was on its list to be demolished...
Doris Mercer (10/08/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Doris Mercer, 90, of Scott City died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at her home. Funeral arrangements will be made by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gary Callow (10/08/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gary David Callow, 60, of Shelby, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Barnes Hospital North in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements will be made by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Lela Reimann (10/08/01)
Lela Reimann, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Lutheran Home Residential Care West. She was born Feb. 18, 1913, at Pocahontas, Mo., daughter of John and Emma Mirly Vogel. She and Rudolph E. Reimann were married on May 17, 1936, at Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Choate (10/08/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clyde Lee Choate, 81, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born June 28, 1920, at West Frankfort, Ill., son of James I and Grace Ellen Brown Choate. He and Madonna Ross were married May 10, 1947, at Carbondale...
Cape police report 10/8/01 (10/08/01)
Monday, Oct. 8 Cape Girardeau ArrestsAaron L. Wiggins, 19, 518 S. Ellis, was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau City warrant for contempt of court. D'Andre McClellon, 23, 428 Pearl, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for probation violation. Michael Shaw, 902 Jefferson, was arrested Saturday for stealing...
Cape fire report 10/8/01 (10/08/01)
Monday, Oct. 8, 2001 Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday:At 6:43 p.m., a building fire at 831 S. Kingshighway. At 6:44 p.m., a medical assist at 2311 Jane. At 6:51 p.m., an illegal burn at 230 N. Ellis. At 9:28 p.m., a medical assist at 400 Houck Place...
Out of the past 10/8/01 (10/08/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 8, 1991 Missouri Highway and Transportation Department officials try to calm local officials' fears that new state transportation plan would revert maintenance of some highways to Missouri's counties; MHTD holds public hearing in Cape Girardeau to hear local reaction to its new Total Transportation Plan, which recommends that state study turning maintenance of state-maintained "lettered" county roads over to county...
Floods can't get residents of Commerce down (10/08/01)
The tiny town of Commerce, Mo., may have given up its battle against the Mississippi River, but it hasn't given up on community pride and fun. The community has survived countless floods since its early days, but after those of 1993 and 1995 most residents decided they had had enough. Many took advantage of the federal flood-buyout program and moved to higher ground...
Americans must have vigilance, not hate (10/08/01)
P Our nation is built on a foundation of what we believe, not what we look like. Those who are scorned just because they look like Middle Easterners don't deserve such treatment, even under current circumstances. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most Americans naturally have become apprehensive of strangers of Middle Eastern heritage, particularly in airport terminals and on commercial flights...
Speak Out A 10/08/01 (10/08/01)
Street needs repair ON HARMONY Street in front of Gary's Beauty Shop there is a buckled up place in the street that is worse than a speed bump. Why don't the city workers fix it? Just a few idiots ABOUT THE Turkish student who's had people say nasty things to him: It seems to me that man is more of an American than a lot of the people he's going to college with. ...