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Stories from Saturday, October 20, 2001

River Campus project receives $1 million gift (10/20/01)
Sikeston businessman Donald C. Bedell donated over $1 million to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus arts school project on Friday. Neither school officials nor Bedell would disclose the exact amount. University President Dr. Ken Dobbins said the donation is the largest single cash gift in the 18-year history of the school's fund-raising foundation and the largest ever made for a new facility at the school...
Higher security may face constitutional test (10/20/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As government steps up security measures and expands law enforcement powers to combat terrorism, it's a sure bet some those actions will raise serious constitutional questions. As has been the case throughout the nation's history, government's use of power often clashes with Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches of citizens and seizure of their property. ...
Tenor to give recital Sunday (10/20/01)
Tenor Dr. Christopher Goeke will give a recital of vocal literature at 3 p.m. Sunday at Old St. Vincent's Church. Goeke, an associate professor of voice at Southeast, will sing Robert Schumann's "Dichterliebe," a song cycle based on the poems of Heinrich Heime. Dr. Gary Miller will provide piano accompaniment...
Civil War Round Table to meet Sunday' (10/20/01)
Abbie Boyer, 5, waited for her mother outside of their house on Fredrick Street. Fall colors are heading towards their peak as the homecoming weekend forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s.The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the Civil War Round Table will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship room at Hanover Lutheran Church. James Mayo, president of the Stars and Stripes Museum and Library Association in Bloomfield, Mo., will speak. Guests are welcome...
Social Security raises will average $22 a month (10/20/01)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security recipients will get a 2.6 percent cost-of-living increase next year, about $22 a month for the average retiree. That's down from this year's 3.5 percent raise because inflation has slowed. Monthly Social Security checks for 45.6 million Americans are adjusted annually to keep rising prices from eroding recipients' income. But dropping energy prices this year have kept inflation low...
SEMO OKs contract to improve A/C (10/20/01)
Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents Friday approved a $1.15 million contract to make enough modifications and repairs to allow the university to cool the new residence hall and the power plant to generate electricity. The regents also agreed to pay the same company $68,220 to do a detailed energy audit with an eye towards upgrading the university's aging heating and cooling system...
3 charged in stealing guns from cop cars (10/20/01)
The three men who allegedly stole two shotguns and a handgun from three Cape Gir-ardeau police cars that have been routinely parked along Kingshighway overnight have been arrested and the guns recovered. "They were apparently out cruising when they saw the cop cars and thought it would be neat to break into them and see what they could find," said police spokesman Jason Selzer...
Defense secretary thanks base for B-2 effort in Afghanistan (10/20/01)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday brought greetings from a grateful nation to B-2 stealth bomber crews who have made successful runs to Afghan-istan. The B-2s housed at Whiteman Air Force Base, 50 miles east of Kansas City, have flown the longest missions in history: 44 hours from Whiteman to Afghanistan, and then to a recovery base in the Indian Ocean...
Religious leaders denounce attacks (10/20/01)
Religious scholars who agree on little else have been virtually unanimous in their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks: They have denounced them. Yet Muslim and Christian thinkers -- working with centuries of teaching on moral use of force -- have found less common ground on the appropriate response to terrorism...
'Danny Boy' not appropriate for Mass (10/20/01)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The ballad "Danny Boy" has long been played at funerals, wakes and memorial services, its mournful strains conjuring up images of Ireland's green pastures and wind-swept hills. New York Fire Chief Peter Ganci, killed in the World Trade Center attack, actor Carroll O'Connor and John F. Kennedy Jr. all were laid to rest with the plaintive melody...
Prophecy seminar at Show Me Center (10/20/01)
A program about the Bible's prophecies and final words will be presented tonight through Oct. 28 and again Oct. 30 at the Show Me Center. The presentations are at 7 p.m. nightly. Admission is free. The program is presented by Jason Morgan, a speaker for "Amazing Facts," a radio and TV ministry. For details, call the Rev. Lee Whitman at 339-1910...
Halloween tradition goes on (10/20/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It was a Halloween tradition that Mel Carnahan and his wife, Jean, enjoyed. The annual Spooktacular at the Governor's Mansion was an event that thrilled children and adults alike -- and the Carnahans always dressed for the occasion...
Firm to build combination of power plant, coal mine (10/20/01)
Peabody Energy Corp. will build a $2 billion combination coal mine and power plant in Washington County, creating 1,500 construction jobs and up to 500 permanent jobs in an area hit hard by the decline of the state's coal industry, Sen. Dave Luechtefeld said Friday...
Airport to get 24-hour security (10/20/01)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Effective immediately, Spirit of St. Louis Airport will get round-the-clock police security, St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall said Friday. Westfall said there will be a St. Louis County police officer patrolling the general aviation facility 24 hours a day. There are currently about 500 aircraft based at the airport...
Police rescue wildlife from St. Louis County home (10/20/01)
Can you charge Bambi with breaking and entering? St. Louis County police responded to a neighborhood north of the city Thursday after a deer crashed through a house's front window. The owner Hattie Vaughn was out, getting her car serviced, when a deer somehow managed to break into the home...
Congressman loses challenge to redrawn congressional districts (10/20/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- U.S. Rep. David Phelps has lost his challenge to the state's redrawn congressional map, but says he will appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court. Sangamon County Circuit Judge Donald Cadagin ruled Thursday that the lawsuit did not raise constitutional or federal law issues...
Musical ministers travel through state and time (10/20/01)
OAK FOREST, Ill. -- For most of the year, Phil and Amy Switalski perform close to home. Singing at weddings, village concerts and even Chicago's Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field, the musical married couple bring tunes from times past to a public they say has forgotten some great songs...
Military for canceling Operation Dear Abby (10/20/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Concerns over anthrax in the mail has prompted the Military Postal Service to recommend suspending Operation Dear Abby and another program that deliver letters of support and holiday greetings to soldiers. Glenn Flood, a spokesman for the Defense Department, said the Pentagon is expected to make a decision about the programs over the weekend or early next week...
Morgue workers convicted for stealing from deceased (10/20/01)
PHILADELPHIA -- Four city morgue workers were convicted Friday of running a theft ring that stole more than $90,000 from the dead. Employees in the Medical Examiner's Office were accused of swiping credit cards, cash, guns and identification from bodies and using the credit cards to buy televisions, computers and other merchandise...
Anthrax hunt continues in Northeast (10/20/01)
EWING, N.J. -- Investigators trying to track anthrax-laced letters questioned residents and workers along a suburban Trenton mail route Friday as authorities said a second postal worker has the skin form of the disease. FBI "evidence teams" fanned out in neighborhoods in Ewing Township to trace the route of a female letter carrier who was diagnosed with anthrax earlier this week...
Jordanian student charged with perjury in attack investigation (10/20/01)
NEW YORK -- A college student from Jordan was charged Friday with lying to a grand jury about his association with two men suspected of hijacking the plane that crashed into the Pentagon last month. The charges against Osama Awadallah were brought in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where a grand jury has been hearing testimony related to the investigation of the Sept. 11 disaster that heavily damaged the Pentagon and toppled the World Trade Center towers...
CIA applicants grow as agency scours grad schools for spies (10/20/01)
NEW YORK -- The help-wanted ad called for "the extraordinary individual who wants more than a job." The position "demands an adventurous spirit ... a forceful personality ... superior intellectual ability ... toughness of mind ... and the highest degree of integrity."...
Pentagon- Two die in helicopter crash in Pakistan (10/20/01)
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. helicopter supporting a commando raid in Afghanistan crashed Friday in neighboring Pakistan, killing two people in the first combat-related American deaths of the military campaign. A brief Pentagon statement said the helicopter crash was an accident but provided no details. The two military personnel who were killed were not immediately identified so their families could be notified first...
Commandos open new phase of war (10/20/01)
WASHINGTON -- About 100 U.S. commandos carried out a secretive ground assault in the Taliban stronghold of southern Afghanistan, opening a new phase of the war on terrorism after nearly two weeks of punishing airstrikes, U.S. officials said Friday night...
Black police group works to put an end to racial profiling (10/20/01)
OAKLAND, Calif.-- As a black man, Ronald Davis believes he was once stopped by police simply because he was a minority driving a Mercedes-Benz. But as an undercover police officer, he has stopped young men on suspicion of drug-dealing because they wore baggy jeans, carried pagers -- and were black...
Widow of hijack victim retraces his route (10/20/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Lisa Beamer on Friday retraced the route her late husband would have taken Sept. 11, when his hijacked plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field. Beamer made the Newark, N.J., to San Francisco flight to make a statement against fear and to seek donations for the Todd M. Beamer Foundation...
Israel sends tanks into Bethlehem (10/20/01)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- In one of Israel's biggest incursions into Palestinian territory, the army sent tanks into biblical Bethlehem on Friday, commandeering two hotels for its troops as it stepped up pressure on the Palestinians following the assassination of an Israeli Cabinet minister...
Bush gets cautious nod on U.S. military action from China (10/20/01)
SHANGHAI, China -- Cautioned by China to spare innocent civilians in Afghanistan attacks, President Bush urged wavering Asian nations to stand up to terrorists. He faced resistance Saturday from Malaysia, whose leader wants the United States to stop bombing Afghanistan...
Accurate body count nearly impossible in Afghanistan (10/20/01)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Out of the chaos, smoke and rubble left by nearly two weeks of intense American bombardment, a wrenching question emerges: How many innocents are dead? The Taliban, Afghan-istan's Islamic rulers, claim up to 400 people -- mostly civilians -- have been killed in airstrikes that have pounded the country for 13 days and nights, hitting targets in and around nearly all its major population centers...
Widow of German businessman who saved Jews buried (10/20/01)
MUNICH, Germany -- Representatives of Germany and Israel lauded the late Emilie Schindler on Friday, saying the attention paid to her husband's efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust overshadowed her own heroism. Emilie Schindler, wife of the late Oskar Schindler, was buried Friday in the village of Waldkraiburg, in the German state of Bavaria. ...
Indians dodge upset (10/20/01)
JACKSON Mo. -- Too close for comfort. The Jackson Indians, ranked sixth in the state, barely survived an upset bid by Vianney High on a Friday night when it seemed nothing went Jackson's way. But the Indians did just enough to win 49-35 in a shootout at Jackson Stadium...
Jackson netters fall at state tourney (10/20/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Jackson High School's Nicole Poythress won her first match but then suffered two straight losses Friday as the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament got under way here. Poythress defeated Ebony Palmer of Hazelwood East 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round...
Bell City claims 21st victory (10/20/01)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Bell City ended the regular season in impressive fashion by rolling past Woodland 15-4-15-5 Friday night in high school volleyball action. The Lady Cubs are 21-5-1 while the Lady Cardinals fell to 7-19. Katie Spears had nine kills, six digs and three blocks to lead the Lady Cubs. Katie Niemczyk added four kills, six digs and nine service points. Whitney Abner had seven assists while Katie Goodman recorded nine service points...
District meet arrives for Central, Jackson (10/20/01)
Cape Girardeau Central's girls appear to be a slight favorite in a competitive field as the Class 4A, District 1 high school cross country meet is held at Jackson City Park today. The top four teams and top 30 individuals in both the boys and girls divisions will advance to the sectional round at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis next Saturday...
SE soccer pummels Morehead (10/20/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team picked up its record 11th victory of the season in dominating fashion with a 7-0 victory over Morehead State Friday night at Houck Stadium. Southeast (11-1, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) scored just 1 minute, 59 seconds into the game when Erin Slattery deposited a rebound from a Nichole Thiele shot. Diana Poovey upped the lead to 2-0 nearly 33 minutes later for a 2-0 halftime lead...
MU, KU will break 109-game deadlock (10/20/01)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In 1891, a time when Civil War passions between free state Kansas and slave state Missouri still smoldered, these two old adversaries first clashed on the football field. They've met every autumn since. That's 109 years of punts and passes, draw plays and onside kicks, blocks, tackles, turnovers and touchdowns...
Otahkians suffer 2nd setback to Martin (10/20/01)
University of Tennessee-Martin volleyball coach Chris Rushing was happy enough after his Skyhawks picked up a rare win over perennial Ohio Valley Conference power Southeast Missouri State University last month. Imagine, then, the elation Rushing felt Friday night after the Skyhawks made it two in a row over the Otahkians with a 30-28, 30-20, 20-30, 30-28 victory at Houck Field House...
SE safety turns out to be real Prince (10/20/01)
Prince Anderson acts somewhat modest when the subject of his knack for being around the football comes up. "I guess I'm just at the right place at the right time," he said with a smile before a recent Southeast Missouri State University practice...
Indians, Racers attempt to cure red-zone blues (10/20/01)
Murray State football coach Joe Pannunzio thinks his team has been playing well this season. Then why is Pannunzio so frustrated? Because the Racers don't have nearly enough victories to show for it. Sound familiar? Well, Southeast Missouri State University coach Tim Billings and his squad have been in something of a similar predicament...
Southeast to hold fantasy baseball camp (10/20/01)
Fantasy camps have become quite popular in recent years, with adults shelling out thousands of dollars -- and sometimes more -- to work out and play ball for a few days with former professional athletes in various sports. Now Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach Mark Hogan is bringing that concept to the local level...
Pac-10 boasts three teams still in hunt for national title (10/20/01)
Oregon's offense has been fine, thanks to quarterback Joey Harrington. Now the defense is picking up the pace, and the Ducks hope they are rounding into championship form. Not that No. 5 Oregon (6-0) is the only Pacific-10 Conference team in pursuit of a national championship, which would be its first and the league's first since USC won the title in 1972...
Blues hand Wild first loss in OT (10/20/01)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Keith Tkachuk scored 46 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues handed the Minnesota Wild their first loss of the season, 3-2 on Friday night. Doug Weight, who scored St. Louis' first two goals of the game, set up Tkachuk's game-winner...
Faulk feels better but still questionable (10/20/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk didn't practice for the third straight day on Friday and he remains questionable with a bruised right knee for this week's game against the New York Jets. Faulk, the NFL's MVP last year, was limited to work on a treadmill on Friday. Coach Mike Martz plans on going with backup Trung Canidate, the team's first-round draft pick last year, on Sunday...
1990 Kentucky Derby champion euthanized (10/20/01)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Unbridled, the 1990 Kentucky Derby champion, was euthanized after a bout of colic. The 14-year-old stallion, who had been at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., was put down at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Clinic on Thursday after it was determined that the condition was terminal...
D-backs' Schilling shines again (10/20/01)
ATLANTA -- Curt Schilling blew away the Atlanta Braves with his pitching, then bowled them over with his baserunning for good measure. Schilling put another glittering start on his growing postseason resume, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Braves 5-1 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series...
La Russa tells Cardinals he will return for 2002 season (10/20/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa, who has had a contract extension offer on the table for several months, on Friday said he'll return for a seventh season as St. Louis Cardinals manager. La Russa, whose contract expired after the season, has led the team to the postseason three times. The Cardinals were the NL wild card team this year with a 93-69 record, then lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a five-game first-round series...
Japan's Yokoo leads National tournament (10/20/01)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Kaname Yokoo doesn't have a flashy smile or wear extravagant hats like some of the more popular Japanese stars. He'll settle for the 36-hole lead in the National Car Rental Classic. Yokoo, a PGA Tour rookie who made it through qualifying school on his first try, made another breakthough Friday at Disney World with a 7-under 65 that gave him a one-stroke lead over Jerry Smith...
Rams strengthen line with patience (10/20/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' patience with Rod Jones is about to be rewarded. The 330-pound offensive tackle, given an extended leave of absence in July, gets his first start for his new team in place of the injured Ryan Tucker on Sunday against the New York Jets. He's come a long way since the first day of training camp, when he abruptly quit after the morning workout...
Rose Grady (10/20/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Rose Grady, 66, of Dexter, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 at Missouri Southern Healthcare emergency room. Born Feb. 2, 1935 in Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of J.B. and Vandora Haddock Grady. A retired high school mathematics teacher, Grady was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Theodore Rhyne (10/20/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Theodore G. "Bud" Rhyne, 85, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 21, 1915, at Seventy-Six, Mo., son of Jonah and Birdie Truitt Rhyne. He and Dorothy Pingel were married May 17, 1968...
George Bond (10/20/01)
ALLENVILLE, Mo. -- George W. Bond, 82, of Shell Knob, Mo., formerly of Allenville, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Southberry County Hospital in Cassville, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home in Shell Knob.
Robert Hood (10/20/01)
Robert Hood, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at St. Louis Veterans Hospital. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Births 10/20/01 (10/20/01)
Jung Son to Christopher H. and Tamy S. Jung Jr. of Jackson, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 2:23 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. Name, Levi Christopher. Weight, 7 pounds 15.4 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Jung is the former Tamy Stone, daughter of Jack and Carol Stone of Oak Ridge, Mo. Jung is the son of Beverly Jung and Dr. Christopher Jung and Myra Jung of Cape Girardeau. He is a physician assistant at SEMO ENT Consultants...
Police 10/20/01 (10/20/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 19 ArrestsShawn Eugene Barnes, 30, Fredricktown, Mo., was arrested Thursday for failure to appear. Blake Steven Detter, 17, 1000 Towers was arrested Thursday for stealing. Johnny Lee Johnson, 23, 410 S. Hanover, was arrested Friday for escape...
Fire 10/19/01 (10/20/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 20 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 5:41 p.m., a still alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg. At 8:33 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3440 Lowes. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 11:26 a.m., an emergency medical service at 825 Locust...
Out of the past 10/20/01 (10/20/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 20, 1991 Cornerstone Assembly Church conducts dedication day services in afternoon, with guest speaker being the Rev. Mickey Davis of Evansville, Ind.; church began holding services in individual's home in January and has grown to about 90 in Sunday morning worship attendance; in February, church purchased old Fischer's Market building at 298 N. West End Boulevard, and began extensive renovation for church use...
Parked patrol cars no longer effective (10/20/01)
Cape Girardeau's police chief, Steve Strong, has wisely decided to end the practice of leaving out-of-service patrol cars parked at the city limits. Of course, it was the only possible decision after someone stole two shotguns from police cars -- one parked at the Missouri Veterans Home and the other at Ford's Custom Bikes, both on North Kingshighway...
City has a process for determining needs (10/20/01)
Allowing the president of the Cape Girardeau firefighters' union to take time for a lengthy presentation at the last city council meeting raises questions about how the council intends to go about resolving future equipment needs -- and making tax decisions to pay for those needs...
Most educators welcome parents who get involved (10/20/01)
To the editor: I have to disagree with the Speak Out caller who implied parents should not be involved in public education. Most educators I know welcome the involvement of parents in their children's education. Several studies indicate parental involvement and expectations are one of the best predictors of academic success...
Speak Out 10/20/01 (10/20/01)
Proud of local talent HAVE YOU seen Dr. Jean Chapman's new art exhibit? We should be so proud of our local residents such as Dr. Chapman, Jake Wells and Rush Limbaugh. Go, Rush. Accolades to all of our very own. Symbol of pride I WISH to comment about the man who wrote the letter about the flag being nothing more than a decoration. I have news for him. My flag to me is a lot more than just a decoration. It is a symbol of my country, of which I am very proud...