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Stories from Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Jackson school enrollment up again this year (10/10/01)
Enrollment in the Jackson School District is up for the tenth consecutive year, with 64 new students taking classes this fall. The official count, taken on Sept. 26, showed while there were decreases in the total amount of students in grades 1,3,5,8 and 11, all other grades showed increases for the this school year...
Patrolmen appointed to fight terrorism (10/10/01)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Stephen Austin welcomed trooper Kendall Hampton's visit to Austin Ag Aviation. Hampton wanted to talk to Austin about measures aimed at securing pesticides to avoid misuse or vandalism in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States...
Work on I-55 bridge causing traffic delays (10/10/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Scott City resident Paul Brockmeyer sat in nearly motionless traffic Tuesday morning on his way to Cape Girardeau, growing more impatient by the minute. He needed to be at his doctor's appointment soon, and he was growing weary of passing the bright orange barrels at a snail's pace...
Three arrested after theft, wild chase in Stoddard County (10/10/01)
PAINTON, Mo. -- Three men suspected of stealing anhydrous ammonia in order to make methamphetamine were arrested Wednesday, but not before leading officers on a high-speed chase, and a state trooper was gassed, nearly run down, then drug through the mud, police said...
Appointments give Holden shot at transportation policy (10/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With constitutionally granted independence from the governor and the General Assembly, the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission has the final say on the direction of state transportation policy. But with five vacancies to fill on the six-member governing board of Department of Transportation during his current term, Gov. Bob Holden has the opportunity to strongly influence what that direction will be...
SEMO University officials support Bond visa proposal (10/10/01)
Southeast Missouri State University officials support legislation in Congress written to help the federal government prevent terrorists from entering the country on student visas. U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act last week...
New SIU chancellor vows to end Halloween breaks (10/10/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- For the past five years, Southern Illinois University has shut down for the week around Halloween in an effort to quell hooliganism at campus-area bars and in the streets. It hasn't worked. Walter Wendler, who took over as chancellor in July, said that this year's break, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, will be the last...
St. Louisan shares Nobel Prize in Chemistry (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- In more than four decades at Monsanto Co., William S. Knowles did what many researchers do: toiling with a microscope, seldom getting much attention. Now 84 and long retired, the suburban St. Louisan learned through a 4 a.m. wakeup call Wednesday that his work mattered a lot -- with a piece of the latest Nobel Prize in chemistry, Knowles is far from anonymous...
Halloween goes patriotic (10/10/01)
CHICAGO -- There's something missing from the white Ninja fighter costume Philip Levine chose for Halloween this year -- the toy sword with fake drops of blood on it. "Mom said, 'No,"' the 6-year-old from suburban Chicago says, still a little dejected. "She said it would scare people who were younger."...
Holden signs tax rebate measure (10/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians who received tax rebates from the federal government won't have to pay state taxes on the money under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Bob Holden. Holden, who made the tax issue part of a special legislative session last month, had urged lawmakers to pass the one-time tax exemption...
Army Secretary - Fort Leonard Wood ready for challenges (10/10/01)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White says the National Guard's terrorism team in Missouri is prepared to deal with any chemical or biological attacks in the state. White said Tuesday during a tour of the 7th Civil Support Team at Fort Leonard Wood that the Army is taking the threat of retaliation seriously as American war planes continue to pound Afghanistan. ...
Funeral home puts body on porch (10/10/01)
CROSS TIMBERS, Mo. -- Nancy King returned to her central Missouri home from picking up a gallon of milk to find a white body bag containing the corpse of her boyfriend on the front porch. Hathaway Peterman Funeral Home returned the body of 74-year-old Robert L. Holder, who had died a week earlier of prostate cancer, to the home the two had shared in Cross Timbers after his daughter failed to come up with the $1,200 for cremation, King said...
Two Missouri anthrax connections investigated (10/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri health department is investigating whether two Missourians were exposed to anthrax through a Florida company. The state Department of Health and Senior Services also has notified the FBI and officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who are working with the investigation in Florida, department director Maureen Dempsey said Tuesday...
Court rebuffs witness' expertise on sex offenders (10/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state must find new evidence if it hopes to have a convicted sexual offender deemed a sexually violent predator, the Missouri Supreme Court said Tuesday. The state's highest court voted 7-0 to send back to a lower court a case involving Joseph Johnson, who appealed a verdict that would have kept him in the Department of Mental Health's sexually violent offender program...
Jim Talent announces run for Carnahan's seat (10/10/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Former Rep. Jim Talent announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Tuesday with a strict declaration that he is running for the office and not against its current holder, Democrat Jean Carnahan. "It's up to the voters to judge Mrs. Carnahan's record, assuming she is my opponent," Talent, 44, said, standing alongside his wife and three young children at a news conference. ...
Farm group urges change in direction (10/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Farm Bureau on Wednesday urged Gov. Bob Holden to fundamentally change the state's transportation policy with his pending appointments to the State Highways and Transportation Commission. Two positions on the six-member commission, which oversees the Missouri Department of Transportation, became open Saturday. Holden could announce his choices as early as today...
Government lifts small-plane rules (10/10/01)
For the first time since terrorists hit New York and Washington on Sept. 11, small private planes have been allowed to fly around some major metropolitan airports. The Federal Aviation Administration began easing a ban on pilots who don't use instruments for landings around some major cities this week, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn...
Doctor's license revoked after giving hydrogen peroxide (10/10/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A doctor well known for promoting alternative therapies has lost an appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals seeking to keep his medical license. The appeals court ruling affirms the decision of the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, which revoked the license of Lawrence Dorman in 1999. Dorman is accused of failing to diagnose that his patient, the Rev. Edward St. Clair, 54, was in imminent danger of suffering a heart attack...
Flight crews seek passenger valor (10/10/01)
CHICAGO -- Airline crews said Tuesday that after the terrorist attacks, they are counting on passengers to help protect them -- the way they did when they tackled a deranged man who broke into a cockpit this week. "We used to have a saying at the Air Force that security is everybody's business," said Herb Hunter, a United pilot and spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association. "That could never be more true than it is right now."...
Man arrested for making gesture with plastic knife on airliner (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterNEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Chicago man flying from Israel was arrested Wednesday after a flight attendant said he alarmed her by drawing the plastic knife that came with his food across his neck while eyeing her, the FBI said...
U.S. jets bomb Kandahar airport in morning raids (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- The United States hit Afghanistan with a third day of airstrikes, crushing Taliban air defenses, radars and airports to the extent that American warplanes can fly virtually unchallenged night and day, the Pentagon said Tuesday. "The skies are now free," President Bush said...
Few 2002 models get 30 mpg (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- Less than 6 percent of the 2002 model cars and trucks arriving in showrooms get better than 30 miles a gallon, and new cars on average get slightly less gas mileage than 2001 models. America's love affair with gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles and pickups again held down the overall numbers for the 865 cars, trucks and vans listed in the annual fuel economy statistics released Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency...
Taliban air defenses hard hit (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led assault on Afghanistan has rained bombs and missiles on the meager military forces of the Taliban, disabling all but one of their air bases, blinding their air defenses and pounding a pocket of ground troops and several suspected terrorist training camps, officials said Tuesday...
U.S. can fly unchallenged after third day of airstrikes (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON-- The United States hit Afghanistan with a third day of airstrikes, crushing Taliban air defenses, radars and airports to the extent that American warplanes can fly unchallenged night and day, the Pentagon said Tuesday. "The skies are now free," President Bush said...
Court won't end antitrust case against Microsoft (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft Corp. lost a longshot appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and all sides said they will focus on settling the government's long-running antitrust case against the software company. The court opted to stay out of the case for now, ending Microsoft's hopes for a fresh start as it tries to avoid penalties for anti-competitive behavior. That leaves the case in the hands of a federal judge who has told the company and the government to settle out of court...
Bush says lawmakers leak secrets (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, in a breakfast meeting with chastened lawmakers on Wednesday, backed off his decision severely restricting congressional briefings on the war against terrorists. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle pledged that members of Congress were committed to handling sensitive information with "more discipline and greater discretion."...
U.S. rules Afghan skies, Powell says more to be done (10/10/01)
AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- With American pilots bombing at will from the skies over Afghanistan, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign "will really never stop in any of its phases" -- military, financial, or otherwise. President Bush and congressional leaders sat down over breakfast to try to iron out squabbles over domestic defense needs...
Three researchers share Nobel Prize (10/10/01)
Three U.S.-based researchers won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for creating a new state of matter -- a kind of super-cold gas that could help scientists build tinier electronics, faster computers and ultra-precise clocks and measuring instruments...
Democrats elect Pelosi to be No. 2 House leader (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to be their No. 2 leader, elevating her to the highest post ever held by a woman in Congress. Pelosi, a Californian, prevailed over her only rival, Rep. ...
Bush says terrorism fight is U.S. calling (10/10/01)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With American pilots bombing at will from the skies over Afghanistan, President Bush declared Wednesday that "our calling" is the eradication of terrorism around the globe. "Now is the time to draw the line in the sand against the evil ones," he said...
Bush says terrorism fight is U.S. calling (10/10/01)
AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- With American pilots poised to unleash "bunker-busting" bombs against the Taliban in Afghanistan, President Bush declared Wednesday that "our calling" is the eradication of terrorism around the globe. "Now is the time to draw the line in the sand against the evil ones," he said...
Stock rally despite disappointing Motorola news (10/10/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street showed it can tolerate bad earnings news Wednesday, rallying sharply despite losses and job cuts at Motorola. The Dow Jones industrials have now won back more than 1,000 of the 1,369 points lost after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Commuter plane crashes in Alaska; nine reported killed (10/10/01)
DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) -- A commuter plane with 10 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring one, state police said. The plane, operated by PenAir, Alaska's biggest commuter airline, went down in calm, clear weather en route to King Salmon, a community about 75 miles away, Alaska State Troopers spokesman Greg Wilkinson said...
Anthrax case jolts nation's supermarket tabloid firms (10/10/01)
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The supermarket tabloids suddenly had the inside scoop on a bizarre and scary story, one with the added advantage of being true: Anthrax Discovered in Newspaper Building! This time, the tabs weren't just covering the story -- they were the story. Anthrax had killed a tabloid editor, turned up on his computer keyboard and found its way into the nose of a mailroom co-worker...
Osprey makers settle with Marine's family (10/10/01)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The manufacturers of the Osprey have agreed to pay more than $1 million to the family of a Marine killed in one of two deadly crashes of the aircraft, the family's lawyer said. Robert Parks, attorney for the family of Lt. Col. Keith Sweaney, said he had been preparing a lawsuit against Boeing Co. ...
People talk 10/10 (10/10/01)
Actress Stone leaves hospital after treatment SAN FRANCISCO -- Sharon Stone has been released from a hospital after being treated for more than a week for bleeding on her brain. Stone's doctor said he expects the actress to make a full recovery. "Sharon Stone is completely intact neurologically and she will have no medical restrictions on her personal or professional activities," said Michael Lawton, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the University of California, San Francisco...
America will pause Thursday to mark terrorist attacks (10/10/01)
With prayers and flickering candles, to the sound of bagpipes and police sirens and patriotic hymns, Americans by the millions will break from their routines Thursday to mark the passage of one month since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Houses of worship will hold special services, including extra hours for confession at Roman Catholic churches. ...
String of tornadoes hits Midwest; more than 100 homes destroyed (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterCORDELL, Okla. (AP) -- Emergency crews and residents began cleaning up Wednesday after a series of tornadoes tore across the Plains, severely damaging more than 100 homes and leaving tons of debris. No serious injuries were reported after a twister leveled homes, toppled power lines and tossed cars like toys Tuesday afternoon. ...
Administration targets 'most-wanted' terrorists (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration stepped up the worldwide pressure on 22 suspected terrorists -- including some who have been at large for years -- with a new most-wanted list and rewards. President Bush was unveiling the list during a visit Wednesday to the FBI headquarters that has been at the epicenter of the massive investigation into the Sept. ...
U.S. is pleased with backing of Muslim countries (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- As threats escalate from Osama bin Laden's entourage, the Bush administration says it is pleased with responses from leaders of Muslim and Arab countries to the U.S.-led bombardment of targets in Afghanistan...
National digest 10/10 (10/10/01)
Incident shuts down D.C.-area subway station TEMPLE HILLS, Md. -- An armed man sprayed a substance, thought to be a cleaning solution, into a subway station Tuesday during a scuffle with police, leaving some 35 passengers and transit workers suffering from nausea, headaches and sore throats...
Britain 'ready' but didn't participate in latest strikes (10/10/01)
LONDON -- Britain remains "totally at the ready" but did not participate in the latest strikes on Afghanistan, a defense spokeswoman said Tuesday as Prime Minister Tony Blair left for a three-day diplomatic tour to shore up support among Arab leaders for the anti-terrorism coalition...
Civilians weep for the dead in Kabul (10/10/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the rubble of what had been an unassuming two-story building on Kabul's outskirts, Mohammed Afzl wept Tuesday for his brother -- one of the first four confirmed civilian casualties of the U.S.-led air war against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden...
Bin Laden spokesman calls for holy war (10/10/01)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden's spokesman on Tuesday called for a holy war against U.S. interests everywhere and said the hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon "did something good." "America must know that the storm of airplanes will not stop, and there are thousands of young people who look forward to death like the Americans look forward to life," Sulaiman Abu Ghaith said...
Private jet's wrong turn blamed in crash (10/10/01)
MILAN, Italy -- Investigators have traced Italy's worst airline disaster to a wrong turn taken by the pilot of a business jet that taxied into the path of a speeding jetliner. Investigators said Tuesday that communications recorded Monday between the twin-engine Cessna and the control tower at Milan's Linate airport indicate the pilot, steering on the ground through dense fog, was convinced he was on the R5 taxiway, which loops around the airport's only runway...
Hurricane Iris hits Belize (10/10/01)
BIG CREEK, Belize -- Flattening buildings and flinging boats ashore, Hurricane Iris tore through Belize and capsized a yacht carrying U.S. divers, killing 15 people and leaving five others missing and feared dead. Twenty divers from the Richmond, Va., area and eight crew members were aboard the MV Wave Dancer when the year's most powerful Atlantic storm hit southern Belize with 140 mph winds Monday night, said Patricia Rose, spokeswoman for the Miami-based Peter Hughes Diving, which coordinated the trip.. ...
American travelers in Europe wary after U.S. attacks (10/10/01)
BERLIN -- Diane and Vic Saul left Florida for Germany on Sunday, arriving in time to catch news of American airstrikes on Afghanistan from their hotel room. "All we can do is hope and pray it doesn't escalate," Vic Saul, 44, said Tuesday near the 18th century Brandenburg Gate in the historic center of the German capital of Berlin...
Police kill four in Pakistani protests (10/10/01)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- Besieged police officers in a restive border province fatally shot a 13-year-old boy and three other students in a second day of violence as Muslim mullahs fanned sentiment against U.S. air raids on neighboring Afghanistan. Elsewhere, hundreds of pro-Taliban demonstrators in the eastern city of Lahore stoned police, blocked roads and chanted slogans against President Bush and Pakistani President Gen. ...
2 Americans, Japanese scientist win Nobel Prize in chemistry (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterSTOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Two Americans and a Japanese scientist shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for research dating back three decades on controlling chemical reactions -- work used for making medicines including a now-standard treatment for Parkinson's disease...
Arafat closes schools to silence militants (10/10/01)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Embarrassed by anti-U.S. protests, Yasser Arafat's government took two unprecedented steps Tuesday: It closed Gaza City's universities to silence Islamic militants and barred foreign reporters from the Gaza Strip to prevent coverage of the events...
NATO told to prevent terrorism 'black holes' (10/10/01)
OTTAWA -- NATO and its partners in central and eastern Europe must prevent "black holes" like Afghanistan that harbor terrorists from emerging in the Balkans, Secretary General Lord Robertson said Tuesday. Addressing the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Robertson said the alliance would continue to expand its membership and capabilities while responding to new demands prompted by terror attacks in the United States...
Three Americans win Nobel Prize in economics (10/10/01)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Americans George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz won the Nobel prize for economics Wednesday for advances in ways to analyze markets. Akerlof, 61, of the University of California at Berkeley; Spence, 58, of Stanford University; and Stiglitz, 58, of Columbia University will share the $943,000 award...
Turkish parliament authorizes troops to be sent to Afghanistan (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Despite strong public opposition, Turkey's parliament approved a bill Wednesday allowing the government to contribute troops to the U.S.-led anti-terrorism campaign in Afghanistan. Turkey, NATO's only Muslim member, has not offered combat troops, but officials have said that Turkish soldiers are available to train fighters of the northern alliance, the main anti-Taliban force in Afghanistan. ...
No U.S. troops will be allowed to fight in Philippines (10/10/01)
Associated Press WriterMANILA, Philippines (AP) -- No U.S. ground troops will be allowed to take part in any counter-terrorist operation in the Philippines, a top security official said Wednesday in response to reports that the country may be one area where the United States wants to expand its fight against terrorism...
U.S. jets pound targets around Kabul in heaviest attack yet (10/10/01)
and AMIR SHAH Associated Press WritersKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In the biggest attack so far against Kabul, U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital Wednesday, and explosions thundered around a Taliban military academy, artillery units and suspected terrorist training camps. Buildings miles away shook with the fury of the attack...
U.N. complains staff beaten in Kabul, two other cities (10/10/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Taliban loyalists have beaten Afghan employees of the United Nations in three Afghan cities and confiscated a number of U.N. vehicles, a U.N. spokeswoman said Wednesday. "Staff have been beaten in Kabul, Kandahar and in Jalalabad," spokeswoman Stephanie Bunker said in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. "A significant number not yet specified of vehicles have been taken by the Taliban in Kandahar," the headquarters of the religious militia...
Anti-aircraft fire heard for fourth straight night in Kabul (10/10/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Jets flew over the Afghan capital and anti-aircraft fire was heard here Wednesday for fourth straight night. Taliban gunners opened fire from at least three positions near the center of Kabul. Most of the firing appeared to be from the west of the city around Rishkore and Kargah -- both areas where Osama bin Laden is believed to have terrorist training camps...
Jackson faces big challenge (10/10/01)
The Jackson High School girls tennis team recorded a major accomplishment last week by winning the Class 4A, District 1 Tournament championship. It was the Lady Indians' first district title since 1992. But coach Linda Adams realizes it will be a whole lot tougher for the Lady Indians to advance another level...
Notre Dame soccer team peppers Kennett 8-0 (10/10/01)
Notre Dame (14-3-2), ranked No. 2 in the latest Class 1A-3A poll, received goals from eight different players Tuesday in an 8-0 rout of Kennett at Notre Dame High School. Travis Siebert recorded his 10th shutout and had an assist on the first goal of the match, a rarity for a goalie...
Sports digest 10/10/01 (10/10/01)
Royals release Quirk, reassign White KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bench coach Jamie Quirk was released and first base coach Frank White was reassigned Tuesday in a shake-up of Kansas City's coaching staff. Quirk, who played for the Royals in the 1970s and '80s, had been a coach for the past eight seasons...
Owner of Bonds' 73rd HR keeps low profile (10/10/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit it and Alex Popov may have caught it, but Patrick Hayashi emerged from a scrum of Giants fans to become the happy owner of the ball the San Francisco slugger launched Sunday for his 73rd homer. Hayashi was grinning at the time, but he's tight-lipped now about what he'll do with the ball, valued at perhaps $1 million...
Indians run down victory in opener with Mariners (10/10/01)
SEATTLE -- Oops. Somebody forgot to tell the Seattle Mariners those 116 wins don't mean a thing anymore. Bartolo Colon blanked baseball's best team during the regular season for eight innings on Tuesday as the Cleveland Indians shut down the Mariners 5-0 in Game 1 of their AL playoff series...
Cards lose desert duel (10/10/01)
PHOENIX -- In a masterful duel in the desert, Curt Schilling put on a dazzling playoff performance. Schilling pitched a three-hitter in his first postseason appearance in eight years as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Matt Morris and the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Tuesday night in the opener of their first-round NL playoff series...
Martz finds fault with perfect Rams after 35-0 rout of Lions (10/10/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Right now, the NFL's lone unbeaten team looks like it'll never lose. The St. Louis Rams are 4-0 for the third straight year after their 35-0 victory Monday night over the Detroit Lions. Points have never been a problem since Mike Martz came to town three years ago as offensive coordinator, but the defense also stepped up with its first shutout since the Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995...
Chipper chops down Astros in Game 1 (10/10/01)
HOUSTON -- Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves remembered how to win in October. And the Houston Astros still haven't figured it out. Jones hit a three-run homer off nemesis Billy Wagner in the eighth inning and the Braves ended a seven-game postseason losing streak, beating the Houston Astros 7-4 Tuesday in the opener of their first-round NL playoff series...
One-pan potatoes and chicken is quick meal (10/10/01)
"Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook" has the cheery subtitle "The Only Chicken Recipes You'll Ever Need!" Its introduction offers general information and advice, as well as 130 recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. Recipes for stir-fried and skillet meals, baked and roasted chicken, and others ranging from formal classics, grilled dishes and salads to soups and chowders are accompanied by photographs and nutritional breakdowns...
Chicken recipes beyond standard barbecue sauce (10/10/01)
These two tasty recipes produces a chicken main dish for four people in around 20 minutes. Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Stir-Fry 10-ounce box couscous pasta 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, cut into strips 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips...
Summer vacation over for most houseplants (10/10/01)
Bringing houseplants back indoors is an admission that the gardening season is ending. Still, it's a job better done now than on the first nippy night because there'll be plenty of other things to do when that frosty evening threatens. Tomatoes and peppers will need covering or gathering, and you might want to fill vases with the summer's last flowers...
Fall cooking means plenty of apple recipes (10/10/01)
$$$Start When Lexie said her day-care class was going to the apple orchard I knew it was apple recipe time once again. After her class went on the trip, they used the fresh picked apples to make a purple room specialty, Apple Crisp. It is an easy recipe that even the 4-year olds can help with and have a great time doing it. Miss Sue is so good to let the children help in all aspects of this learning experience. I hope you enjoy making this recipe with your own children...
Dog could be sensitive to fleas (10/10/01)
$$$Start jkoch By Dr. John KochQuestion: My dog has begun losing hair across his lower back and around his tail. It all started about six weeks ago, and is now getting pretty bad. He has chewed the area so intensely that some spots are bleeding and others have big scabs. ...
Birdfeeders add color, variety to fall landscape and gardens (10/10/01)
The recent cool fall days remind me that winter is not too far off. For most gardeners this means very little activity in the garden or landscape. They also mean the drab colors of dead leaves, dead flower stalks, and brown to black bare soils have replaced the vibrant summer colors of flowers and foliage...
Mr. Potatohead vs. Nintendo - Who wins these days? (10/10/01)
Sunday's newspaper article on the toy shows in Memphis and Cape Girardeau was completely fascinating. It's not just because we never get over our love for great toys -- I'm not sure how the curators in both cities will keep visitors from playing with the displays...
Clinton Helmes II (10/10/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Graveside service for Clinton Webster Helmes II will be held at 11 a.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery. His grandfather, Gary Adams, will officiate. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The infant was stillborn Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Kenneth Foster (10/10/01)
Kenneth B. Foster, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Waldron, Kan., son of Charles and Maude Todd Foster. He and Edith Brown were married Sept. 11, 1938, in Partridge, Kan. She died June 30, 1987...
Ray Bennett (10/10/01)
Ray Grady Bennett, 87, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Wappapello and Scott City, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Magnolia, Ark., son of Oscar and Mary Hill Bennett. He married the former Emma Kruse July 25, 1939, at Bazile Mills, Neb...
Lillie Learue (10/10/01)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Lillie Jane Learue, 89, of Morley died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 1, 1912, at Braggadocio, Mo., daughter of Elihue and Permelia Vaughn Clayton. She and Walter Herman Learue were married March 17, 1927. He died Nov. 26, 1974...
Maggie Moore (10/10/01)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Funeral for Maggie L. Moore of East Prairie will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. R.L. Robinson and Dennis Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements...
Elmer Spooler (10/10/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Elmer H. Spooler, 73, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 29, 1928, at Glennon, Mo., son of Ben J. and Clara Beel Spooler. He and Vanita L. Birk were married June 13, 1953. She died May 27, 2000...
Linus Grebe (10/10/01)
WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Linus Edwin Grebe, 88, of Loudon, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Mountain View Assisted Living Center. Grebe was formerly of Whitewater and a retired farmer. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loudon, and had attended the General Baptist Church in Jackson, Mo...
Charla Andre (10/10/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Charla Andre, 48, of St. Peters, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charley and Viola Crites Mayfield. She and Milton Andre were married Dec. 1, 1979...
Rufus Sides (10/10/01)
Rufus Leo Sides, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services of Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, at Allenville, Mo., son of Cobie and Flora Pettit Sides. He and Lucille Kinder were married Oct. 11, 1969. She preceded him in death...
Rev. Paul Jordan (10/10/01)
fMARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Paul M Jordan, 77, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his residence. He was born Feb. 23, 1924, at Marquand, Mo., the son of John and Clara Upchurch Jordan. He married Verneda Crites on Sept. 19, 1946. She survives...
Leon West (10/10/01)
Funeral for Leon West of Cleveland, Tenn., will be held at 11 a.m. today at Fike Funeral Home in Cleveland. The Rev. Paul McKeehan will officiate. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. West, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at his home...
Bette Cooper (10/10/01)
Bette Dean Cooper, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at her home. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of Bradley and Doris Murphy Greif. She and Bennie L. Cooper Sr. were married April 26, 1954, in Alcorn County, Miss...
Don Hileman (10/10/01)
GOREVILLE, Ill. -- Don Hileman, 76, of Goreville died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., from 5-8 p.m. today. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery...
Cape police report 10/10 (10/10/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 10 ArrestMatthew Donald Dees, 27, of 3001 Themis St., Apt. E, was arrested Tuesday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for parole violation. BurglaryThe Finish Line, 889 N. Kingshighway, reported a burglary Monday that included windows being broken and money stolen...
Jackson fire report 10/10 (10/10/01)
Jackson Thursday, Oct. 11 Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: An emergency medical service on Kimbeland. Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday: An alarm sounding on K-Land Drive. A medical assist on Orchard Drive.
Out of the past 10/10/01 (10/10/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 10, 1991 Southeast Missouri Hospital has received state approval for $30 million expansion that will increase size of facility by more than 40 percent; approval of three-phase project was received yesterday at meeting of Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee in Jefferson City; keystone of project will be construction of four-story, 105,000-square-foot clinical services building...
Uzbekistan visit gives war a face (10/10/01)
To support their strikes against the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan, American troops are using the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan as a launching pad for humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions. More than a decade ago I spent a week in Uzbekistan. Among my memories are the stunning mosques and simple, friendly people...
Perryville schools face a cricital decision (10/10/01)
The news hit Perry County students like a linebacker on fourth down. If their parents and other voters don't pass a 50-cent levy increase in November, there won't be any football at Perryville High School next year. Or basketball. Or volleyball. Or drama club. Or anything else that costs money and takes place after the school day...
Band festival is showcase for hard work (10/10/01)
Marching band is among the activities that Perryville High School would have to cut should there be no tax increase in November, and that would be as tragic as losing anything else. Band members are unsung heroes who need not take a back seat to athletes. Just like football players, band members practice in the summer heat. They get up early and stay late for practices...
Cheerleaders, school board owe apology for effigy (10/10/01)
To the editor: I absolutely cannot believe that the Southeast Missourian would publish an article, much less a picture, about Central High School cheerleaders burning a figure representing another school. With all the bad things going on right now and the morals we try to instill in our children and then the school allows such nonsense to go on. ...
Voter appreciates Drury's effort against tax plan (10/10/01)
To the editor: Steve Robertson is correct in his conclusion that it is the customer who is paying the increased hotel-motel-restaurant tax, which is being set aside to defray the city's cost for the proposed River Campus. This is the crux of the matter. As one who eats out a lot in this town, it galls me to think that every time I eat a taco or hamburger I am contributing to this economic black hole...
Speak Out A 10/10/01 (10/10/01)
Tasteless ad I THOUGHT the cheerleaders burning the effigy before the football game was tasteless. But you know what else is tasteless? It's the radio ad that certain stations are running that begins talking about a mass homicide. It's supposed to be attention-grabbing, I suppose, since the thousands of creatures killed turn out to be forest animals and the weapon is a barbecue pit. ...