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Stories from Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Kinder Morgan awaits ruling on appeal for power plant (10/24/01)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has rejected plans for a power plant in Cape Girardeau County, citing concerns about possible air pollution. The rejection comes as no surprise to the developer, Kinder Morgan Power Co. of Lakewood, Colo., which appealed the ruling to the state Air Conservation Commission more than two months before the DNR officially turned down the application in a September letter to Kinder Morgan's director of operations. ...
Two file quickly for Cape mayor (10/24/01)
Jay Knudtson didn't have to get up early Tuesday to become the first candidate to file for Cape Girardeau's April elections. The mayoral candidate spent the night outside City Hall awaiting the 8 a.m. opening of the clerk's office. "A college professor told me it was very important to be first on the ballot," said Knudtson...
College costs rising even faster than before (10/24/01)
Associated Press/Paul Vathis Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge J. Michael Eakin displayed several of his opinions that he has penned in rhyming verse, in his Mechanicsburg, Pa., office.By Arlene Levinson ~ The Associated Press...
County to replace old bridge (10/24/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County will replace a 66-year-old, one-lane bridge north of Jackson with a two-lane concrete span costing $180,718. Penzel Construction of Jackson, the low bidder on the project, expects to start construction next week on the bridge on County Road 450, said Scott Bechtold, the administrator of the county's highway department...
By the numbers (10/24/01)
17 state Senate seats on the November 2002 ballot 12 open Senate seats due to term limits 32 state representatives with campaign committees for potential Senate bids 75 representatives ineligible to run again in the House
Riverwalkers plan 'Transylvania Trek' (10/24/01)
Southeast Missourian The Riverwalkers will hold a "Transylvania Trek" beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Grace Cafe at Themis and Spanish streets. Walkers are encourage to come in costume. The destination is Old Lorimier Cemetery.
'I teach because I love the kids' (10/24/01)
It was strictly business in Corona Harper's classroom. She sat between two students, watching them copy letters from a newspaper. When one puzzled over the capital "A," Harper sternly pointed to the letter and insisted he try again. When the other finished his work correctly, she gave a nod of approval and quick, "That's right."...
School's buildings to act as shelters in emergencies (10/24/01)
If a disaster, man-made or natural, occurs in Southeast Missouri, the buildings within the Jackson School District will be used by the American Red Cross for emergency shelter. When Ron MacCubbin, director of emergency services for the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross, asked Jackson School District superintendent Ron Anderson to consider the use of his district's buildings for shelter Anderson knew all he had to do was ask his board to approve the idea. ...
Antique car club donates $250 to Red Cross fund (10/24/01)
The Capaha Antique Car Club recently donated $250 to the Red Cross to aid the families of American military personnel in Afghanistan.
Navy member begins military medicine career (10/24/01)
Brett H. Lessman of Cape Girardeau has begun his first year as a medical student at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He has been commissioned in the U.S. Navy and will serve seven years after completing his degree.
Cape mayor signs theater proclamation (10/24/01)
Cape Girardeau Mayor Al Spradling III recently signed a proclamation declaring October as national community theater month in the city. The celebration is part of the American Association of Community Theatres, which is a national network for community theater groups. Locally, the River City Players have provided live theater in the area for 25 years...
Central graduates complete boot camp (10/24/01)
Derick E. Teague, a 2001 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, recently completed U.S. Army boot camp at Fort Jackson at Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Clark and Vicki Daniels of Cape Girardeau and Rocky and Mindy Teague of Newburg, Mo...
Marble Hill judge attends education course (10/24/01)
Judge Bill Hopkins of Marble Hill, Mo., recently completed a dispute resolution skills course and a course on decision making. Both were offered through the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev. Hopkins serves on the Missouri Public Service Commission as a senior judge...
Cape teen earns leadership award (10/24/01)
Sarah Nicole Ressel, daughter of Thomas and Suzanne VanderFeen of Cape Girardeau, has been awarded the Pre-Teen Missouri Merit finalist and the Pre-Teen Missouri Outstanding Achievement in leadership award. The Pre-Teen achievement program is an invitation only event held in Jefferson City, Mo. Ressel was sponsored by Primerica, Southeast Home Builders Association, JB Properties and Coldwell Banker...
Jackson man completes National Guard training (10/24/01)
Luke Wade, son of Wesley and Debra Wade of Jackson, Mo., has completed nine weeks of basic training at Fort Leonard Wood's USA Maneuver Support Center. He became a volunteer soldier in the Missouri National Guard. Wade became an expert in hand grenades, acquired the marksmanship rating in weapons firing, and became the fastest recruit runner in his company by making the two-mile run in 12 minutes and 48 seconds...
Region digest10/24 (10/24/01)
Southeast to hold forum on alcohol awareness Southeast Missouri State University will observe Alcohol Awareness Week with a panel discussion Thursday in the University Center Ballroom. The event will feature testimony from a mother and brother of victims of alcohol-related accidents and from police officers...
Missouri reactor faces federal fine (10/24/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri Research Reactor should be fined $3,000 for disciplining a research scientist who complained about the amount of commercial activity at the reactor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday. In 1999, the scientist spoke to an official at the U.S. ...
Mother receives kidneys from dying daughter (10/24/01)
CHICAGO -- A 3-year-old girl killed by a falling tree limb gave the gift of life to her mother -- the girl's kidneys were transplanted into her mother, who says she feels healthy for the first time in years. "She gave me 3 1/2 years of the most happy days of my life, and before she left she gave me the greatest gift of all," Michele Garibay said Monday, the day her daughter Elise Badillo was buried...
Supreme court rules on state estate taxes (10/24/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a precedent-setting decision, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that taxpayers exempt from federal estate taxes should also be exempt from similar state taxes. The decision Tuesday overturned a ruling of an administrative hearing commission in a single case. But it will force the Department of Revenue to change the way it handles estate taxes, said agency director Carol Fischer...
Two women killed in auto accident (10/24/01)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Joplin girl and her mother died Tuesday when their car ran off the road and overturned, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Stephanie Rogers, 16, was driving when the car ran off Trout Farm Road, about six miles south of Joplin, overturning and ejecting the occupants...
Lilly files to dismiss suits (10/24/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drug-maker Eli Lilly has filed motions to dismiss seven of the lawsuits that claim the company knew pharmacist Robert Courtney was diluting drugs but did nothing to stop him. "We believe there are no valid legal complaints against the company arising out of this tragic situation," Eli Lilly spokeswoman Judy Kay Moore said Tuesday...
Saudi who took training in flying held as flight risk (10/24/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal prosecutor said a Saudi man who took flight training does not pose a "terrorist danger," but asked a judge to hold him without bond on a bad-check charge anyway. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Larsen agreed, and ordered Adel F. Badri held without bond. Badri is charged with overdrawing his bank account by $10,450...
3 arrested in bust of meth lab (10/24/01)
Daily American Republic PATTERSON, Mo. -- A methamphetamine lab operating with what authorities describe as unusual equipment was seized Monday afternoon in Wayne County. Three have been arrested. "We got a call that Chris Shoemake was at a residence cooking methamphetamine in a shed," said Wayne County sheriff's deputy Bobby Burch, who is assigned to the SEMO Drug Task Force...
Elderly woman's rape brings arrest of teen (10/24/01)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A teen-ager is in the Dunklin County Jail awaiting formal charges after he allegedly assaulted and raped an elderly Malden woman last week. Malden Police Chief Rod Dill said a 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday night at a residence in Malden on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and forcible rape...
Term-limited representatives focus on state Senate (10/24/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It is said around the Capitol that what every state representative wants most is to be a senator. Prior to legislative term limits, a representative with senatorial aspirations might bide his or her time in the House for decades before getting the chance to jump to the upper chamber. But in this age of term limits, the best opportunity for many to make the move will be next year...
Perryville teacher earns state community award (10/24/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A social studies teacher in Perryville was one of 10 people from throughout the state recognized as an exemplary leader this week at the 38th annual Missouri Community Betterment conference. The city also took home second place in youth involvement and third place overall in its population category. First place went to Salem, Mo.; second, Carl Junction, Mo.; fourth, Branson, Mo.; fifth, Dexter, Mo...
FBI says no link established between hijackings and anthrax (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- No link has been established between the Sept. 11 hijackings and anthrax attacks that were meant to terrorize the nation, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. Mueller assured the nation's mayors the bureau has assigned unprecedented resources -- one of every four employees -- to the hijacking and anthrax investigations...
Odyssey enters orbit around Red Planet (10/24/01)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft appeared to successfully enter orbit late Tuesday around the Red Planet, where the space agency suffered back-to-back failures on its previous two tries. Engineers and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received preliminary indication shortly before 8 p.m. that a programmed engine firing had slowed the spacecraft and allowed Mars to capture it into an egg-shaped orbit...
Nation digest 10/24/01 (10/24/01)
FTC vote lets Pillsbury merger move ahead WASHINGTON -- A business marriage of the Pillsbury Doughboy and Betty Crocker moved ahead Tuesday when the Federal Trade Commission deadlocked on approving General Mills Inc.'s $6.1 billion purchase of Pillsbury Co...
More than 100 workers at White House mail center test negative (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Preliminary anthrax tests on some 120 White House mail sorters turned up no sign of exposure to the bacteria on Wednesday. President Bush said he's confident that the people inside the gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are not in danger...
Anthrax found at White House mail facility (10/24/01)
WASHINGTON -- Anthrax was discovered in an offsite mail facility for the White House on Tuesday and confirmed as the cause of death for two postal workers in the nation's capital, the latest bioterrorism victims. President Bush, trying to provide reassurance, told reporters, "We're making sure the West Wing and the White House is safe."...
Pentagon admits stray bombs hit civilian areas (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is vowing to flush out any Afghan fighters who hide in residential areas to escape aerial attacks even as it acknowledges a few of its bombs accidentally struck civilian sites. And a Pakistani militant group confirmed Wednesday that 22 of its fighters, including several senior commanders, were killed in Tuesday in the bombing of a house, the deadliest strike known so far against a group linked to Osama bin Laden...
Talent to stump area with Idaho senator (10/24/01)
WASHINGTON -- He used to sing with John Ashcroft, but now Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig is stumping for another Missouri Republican -- U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent. Talent, a former congressman who lost the governor's race last November, hopes to challenge Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan next year...
Anti-terrorism vote expected today (10/24/01)
WASHINGTON -- Police would be able to conduct secret searches of suspects' homes, tap all their cell and home phones and track their use of the Internet under anti-terrorism legislation moving toward final approval in the House. "This is going to pass by an overwhelming margin," said Rep. ...
Cheney says efforts have disrupted terrorists (10/24/01)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday that U.S. officials have disrupted some operations of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network and prevented some potential attacks. But he cautioned, "We have to assume there will be more attacks."...
Study details vulnerabilities of nuke power plants to jet crash (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite evidence dating to 1994 that terrorists wanted to strike nuclear power plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission kept a study in its public reading room that identified in precise detail the vulnerabilities of U.S. reactors to a jetliner crash...
Pennsylvania judge writes some legal decisions in verse (10/24/01)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- J. Michael Eakin brings new meaning to the concept of poetic justice. Eakin, a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court and a candidate for election to the state's highest court, has sometimes turned to rhyming verse instead of the stale legalese common in courtrooms...
Justice Department releases copies of three letters (10/24/01)
WASHINGTON -- Reaching out to the public for help, the Justice Department released copies of three letters that contained anthrax. Two appeared to be identical; all three contained anti-American and anti-Israeli messages. The notes written in block letters to NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and the editor of The New York Post warned recipients to "Take penacilin now," an apparent misspelling. "Death to America," "Death to Israel" and "Allah is Great" were written on each...
House passes anti-terrorism compromise (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The House gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to a compromise anti-terrorism bill giving police new power to secretly search the homes of terrorism suspects, tap all their phones and track their use of the Internet...
O.J. Simpson cleared of burglary, battery in road-rage trial (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterMIAMI (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was acquitted of all charges Wednesday after another motorist accused him of snatching his glasses and scratching his face during a roadside confrontation last year. Simpson put his hand to his chest and mouthed 'thank you' as he nodded his head toward the jury. He then hugged his attorneys...
Taliban may try to poison food U.S. dropping into Afghanistan (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Taliban might be planning to poison food aid being distributed in Afghanistan and blame it on the United States, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "We are going to make sure that that is as widely known as fast and as far as we can," said Rear Adm. John D. Stufflebeem...
Gore surprises friends with visits before big fund raiser (10/24/01)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Former Vice President Al Gore paid a surprise visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday for informal meetings with party members, days before a key Democratic fund-raiser in the state that holds the nation's first presidential primary. "We talked about everything from the economy to the idle mill in Berlin," said Coos County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Robitaille, who had breakfast with Gore at a restaurant in Berlin...
Administration struggles to make mail safe from anthrax (10/24/01)
AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration struggled Wednesday to make the nation's vast postal system and its employees safe from anthrax. Surgeon General David Satcher bluntly admitted "we were wrong" not to respond more aggressively to tainted mail in the nation's capital...
Report - Shooting of actor holding fake gun justified (10/24/01)
LOS ANGELES -- A police officer's fatal shooting of an actor holding a fake gun last year was justified because the officer believed the weapon was real, a police department internal review board has found. In a recommendation to Police Chief Bernard Parks, the board said Officer Tarriel Hopper should not be disciplined for the death of Anthony Dwain Lee, police sources told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday...
Russian capsule docks with Alpha (10/24/01)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The three men living on the international space station welcomed their first guests Tuesday with the arrival of a Russian spaceship carrying two cosmonauts and a French researcher. "It's a great thrill to see some people after 75 days on orbit, to have people visit us," said the space station's American commander, Frank Culbertson. He presented the three visitors with red shirts bearing his expedition's insignia...
Sears to eliminate 4,900 salaried positions (10/24/01)
AP Business WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. said Wednesday it is eliminating 4,900 salaried jobs over the next 18 months and revising its merchandise offerings as part of a cost-cutting overhaul. The announcement came as Sears reported a slight gain in third-quarter earnings and outlined a new strategy that moves the retailer further from a traditional department-store company and closer to a discount store...
Fed finds widespread economic fallout from Sept. 11 attacks (10/24/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The already ailing U.S. economy has been battered by weak retail sales, canceled manufacturing orders and rising layoffs since the terrorist attacks, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. The Fed's new survey of business conditions found that no area of the nation had been spared from the economic jolt caused by the Sept. 11 attacks...
U.S. jets log deadliest attack on group linked to bin Laden (10/24/01)
and AMIR SHAH Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Pakistani militant group confirmed Wednesday that 22 of its fighters were killed in a U.S. attack on Kabul -- the deadliest known strike against a group linked to Osama bin Laden since the air campaign began Oct. 7...
Israeli forces enter West Bank village (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterBEIT RIMA, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli forces searching for the assassins of a Cabinet minister entered a West Bank village Wednesday and battled with armed Palestinians. At least six Palestinians were killed in one of the bloodiest clashes in more than a year of fighting...
Trucks crash head-on in Albine tunnel; at least 9 killed (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterAIROLO, Switzerland (AP) -- Two trucks, one of them carrying tires, crashed head on in a main tunnel through the Alps on Wednesday, sparking explosions and blasting heat and smoke through the passage. At least nine people trapped inside were killed, police said...
Pakistani police confront protesting Islamic militants (10/24/01)
JACOBABAD, Pakistan -- Police wielding batons charged toward Islamic militants Tuesday to avert a mass demonstration near an air base being used to support U.S. personnel. More than 140 people were arrested, authorities and witnesses said. The police rushed at approximately 200 militants, ordering them to disperse. They made no move to march on the base. An Associated Press photographer on the scene said at least five protesters appeared to have been injured by batons...
Soldiers gun down scores of civilians in Nigeria (10/24/01)
Associated Press WriterABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Soldiers raided six villages in eastern Nigeria, razing homes and gunning down more than 100 civilians, apparently in revenge for the slaying of troops earlier this month, state officials said Wednesday...
Investigators inspect Kursk to search for clues about sinking (10/24/01)
MOSCOW -- Russia's top prosecutor led investigators Tuesday onto the deck of the nuclear submarine Kursk, hoping to find new clues to what caused the vessel to explode and sink more than a year ago. Crew members on the barge that lifted the submarine from the Barents Sea floor and towed it to a floating dock in Roslyakovo, near the Arctic port Murmansk, lowered wreaths into the water to honor the Kursk's 118 dead...
Israel rejects U.S. demand to pull out of six towns (10/24/01)
JERUSALEM -- Israel defied the United States by refusing to pull its troops out of six Palestinian towns Tuesday, but President Bush later appeared to defuse the confrontation in urging the Jewish state to do it "as quickly as possible." Only hours earlier, the State Department demanded that the Israelis leave the towns without delay. The presence of the Israeli Defense Force "contributes to an escalation in violence, and it should be withdrawn immediately," spokesman Richard Boucher said...
Stakes are high for Transylvanian theme park (10/24/01)
SIGHISOARA, Romania -- Mist shrouds the Casa Vlad Dracul, where tourists sink their teeth into bloody chops drizzled with Dracula sauce -- red and spicy -- and wash it down with bottles of Vampire cabernet. Over at the medieval main square, pallid-faced actors film a scene for "Dracula Resurrection," a new B movie. Down in the dungeon-like Dracula video arcade, teen-agers zap virtual vampires while their elders belly up to the bar for a Bloody Mary...
U.S. forces blast al-Qaida stronghold (10/24/01)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. jets struck Taliban front lines and an Osama bin Laden stronghold north of Kabul on Tuesday -- attacks the opposition hopes will open the way for an advance on Kabul. But Taliban troops held their ground, launching rockets and mortars toward positions held by the northern alliance...
Ramadan adds new urgency (10/24/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Muslim allies, whose support is considered essential to the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign, are pressuring the United States to score a major victory on the ground before the Islamic holy month Ramadan begins around Nov. 17 or agree to a delay in the Afghan operation...
Germans nab suspected terrorist boarding plane (10/24/01)
BERLIN -- A Turkish man trying to board a flight to Iran was arrested after authorities found a holy war CD-ROM and a protective suit against biological and chemical weapons in his bag, German prosecutors said Tuesday. Harun Aydin, 29, was arrested at Frankfurt airport on Oct. 17 after his luggage, which also contained a face mask and equipment to make a detonator, was searched before he boarded a plane to Tehran. His lawyer said the bag and the equipment did not belong to Aydin...
IRA begins to decommission arms (10/24/01)
LONDON -- The Irish Republican Army put an unknown quantity of its guns and explosives "beyond use" Tuesday, an unprecedented step that satisfied the leader of Northern Ireland's main Protestant party and injected fresh hope into a faltering peace process...
Convictions reversed in massacre (10/24/01)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions Tuesday of three Bosnian Croats who had been sentenced for one of the worst massacres of the Bosnian war, calling their trial "critically flawed." The court also significantly reduced the sentences of two other Bosnian Croats who had been convicted of involvement in the 1993 massacres in Ahmici, where more than 100 Muslim civilians, including women and children, were slaughtered...
Notre Dame tops Scott City in 2A, District 2 final (10/24/01)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Notre Dame played through several injuries and won its second straight Class 2A, District 2 volleyball championship, defeating Scott City 15-3, 8-15, 15-8 Tuesday night. "Our two middle hitters, Deana McCormick and Jen VanGennip, both had injuries and played great," Notre Dame coach Helen Payne said. "And Courtney Vickery would just not let us lose. All our seniors got to play and they all played real hard. I was very proud of them...
Jackson finds district title at peak (10/24/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- In late September, the Jackson High School volleyball team -- in the middle of a major slump -- dropped a three-game match to Farmington. But as Farmington found out Tuesday night, Jackson is a much different squad than the one the Knightettes faced earlier in the season...
Otahks fall in five sets (10/24/01)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri's volleyball team dropped a five-set match to Austin Peay in Ohio Valley Conference action Tuesday night. Southeast dropped the first set 19-30, won the next two 32-30, 30-22, but dropped the fourth and fifth sets 24-30, 18-20...
TSN names Bonds player of the year (10/24/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Home run king Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants has been named player of the year by The Sporting News, the publication announced Tuesday. It marked the second time Bonds won the award. He also won in 1990 while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Diamondbacks take shortcut to Series (10/24/01)
PHOENIX -- No team has arrived on baseball's biggest stage as quickly as the Arizona Diamondbacks. This desert jewel of a franchise is in deep hock financially, but has made it to the World Series in only four years with a combination of expensive free agents and a series of player moves that hardly could have worked out better...
Jeter's backhanded toss resurrected Yankees' dying hopes (10/24/01)
NEW YORK -- Shane Spencer's throw was bouncing to nowhere, along with the New York Yankees' season. The dynasty was about to go down. Then, Derek Jeter appeared as if beamed from a spaceship, grabbing the ball and making his now-famous backflip to the plate to nail Jeremy Giambi and preserve Mike Mussina's shutout...
IOC says Winter Games are a go (10/24/01)
LONDON -- For the first time, a senior Olympic official questioned Tuesday whether the Winter Games should go ahead in Salt Lake City while the United States is at war in Afghanistan. But the International Olympic Committee reiterated that the games would go on as planned in February, saying that only "World War III" could lead to a possible change...
Sports digest 10/24/01 (10/24/01)
TSN names Bonds player of the year ST. LOUIS -- Home run king Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants has been named player of the year by The Sporting News, the publication announced Tuesday. It marked the second time Bonds won the award. He also won in 1990 while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Run aground - Mariners' smooth sailing ends abruptly in ALCS (10/24/01)
SEATTLE -- The New York Yankees made the Seattle Mariners look more ordinary than magical in the AL championship series. Maybe, in retrospect, the Mariners' 116 regular-season victories were more surprising than their disappointing ending. "You know, the amazing thing about baseball is that no matter how many games you win, unless you win a World Series, you're going to feel disappointment," manager Lou Piniella said...
Yankees vs. Diamondbacks (10/24/01)
STARTER COMPARISONS AVG AB HR RBI CatcherPosada, NY .277 484 22 95 Miller, Ari .271 380 13 47 First BaseMartinez, NY .280 589 34 113 Grace, Ari .298 476 15 78 Second BaseSoriano, NY .268 574 18 73 Counsell, Ari .275 458 4 38 Third BaseBrosius, NY .287 428 13 49...
A young team gains valuable experience (10/24/01)
What a great crowd for homecoming on a great football afternoon at Houck Stadium this past Saturday. Our great home crowds and their enthusiasm have been one of the high points of this season. Thanks to everyone who was in attendance. Unfortunately, we didn't get you a win and that is very disappointing to me. ...
Chocolate-covered caramel apples keep Halloween sweet (10/24/01)
There's something wholesome about apples. They manage to convey an aura of healthy goodness even when they're dripping with toffee and chocolate. No excuses are needed for the chocolate-dipped caramel apples in Alice Medrich's new book, "A Year In Chocolate: Four Seasons of Unforgettable Desserts." They are a fine treat to make for Halloween, or any time of year, to eat off the stick or cut into wedges to serve at table...
Normal EKGs not always a clean bill of health (10/24/01)
CHICAGO -- Heart attack patients with normal EKGs may be in more danger than doctors realized. Unexpectedly high death rates were found in a study of hospitalized heart attack patients whose initial electrocardiogram readings were normal. The findings suggest such patients may need more aggressive treatment than previously thought, research-ers said...
Master chefs make perfect omelets (10/24/01)
NEW YORK -- Master chefs Jacques Pepin, Andre Soltner and Alain Sailhac, deans of the French Culinary Institute, have put their minds to making the perfect omelet. They have come up with 14 recipes and tips on omelet making, printed in a nicely designed little booklet, available free in what is described as a limited edition, to people who e-mail a request to omelettebook @kobrand.com...
Three-Cheese Fondue with Champaign (10/24/01)
WHAT IT IS Though ingredients may vary, a cheese fondue typically consists of a liquid (such as wine, beer or cider), cheese and cornstarch or flour (to prevent curdling). This recipe, adapted from Bon Appetit magazine, triples the taste with three cheeses and adds elegance to what is essentially a humble dish by using the most sophisticated liquid of all--champagne...
Living vicariously through a couple of twentysomethings (10/24/01)
As I round the bend toward age 32 and seven years of wedded bliss, I have to admit the heart-pounding intensity in my marriage has been gone for some time now. It makes watching the complicated mating dances of the singles in my life all the more interesting...
Fondues and don'ts (10/24/01)
The 1970s have been called the decade that taste forgot. And even if you're reading this by lava lamp, you have to admit there's some truth to the charge. But there was one '70s fad that was all about good taste: fondue. And like many other hallmarks of the decade, it's back in style...
Halloween treats score a big hit with goblins (10/24/01)
$$$Start smcalanahan Halloween is only one week away, and I know many moms who are planning what to take to school for classroom parties. In addition to the regular giveaways at our house I usually try to have a little something extra for our neighbor children. A few years ago I made this snack mix, and it was a big hit...
David Crown (10/24/01)
PULASKI, Ill. -- David Crown, 82, of Pulaski died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at his home. Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
John Summers (10/24/01)
John D. Summers, 66, of Independence, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, son of J. Doyle and Geraldine Summers. He attended Cape Girardeau Public Schools and Southeast Missouri State University. Summers was national sales manager with Lennon Wallpaper, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church...
Nina Ferrell (10/24/01)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Nina Ferrell, 87, of Morehouse died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born April 9, 1914, in Fredonia, Ky., daughter of Allen B. and Elvada Rustin Andrews. She and Paul L. Ferrell Sr. were married March 10, 1934, in Morehouse. He died May 13, 1988...
Madeline McKenna (10/24/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Madeline M. McKenna, 88, of Anna died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Union County Hospital. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon White (10/24/01)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sharon White, 59, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the home of a sister in Pulaski, Ill. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Grace (10/24/01)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Funeral for Wanda Grace of Mounds will be held at 1 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The Rev. Larry Potts and Clark Short will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service...
Viola Morrow (10/24/01)
Viola Morrow, 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home from 9-10:45 a.m. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lorimier Cemetery. The Rev. Jay White will officiate...
Births 10/24/01 (10/24/01)
Jenkins Daughter to Don C. and Debra J. Jenkins of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. Name, Dakota Leigh. Weight, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Jenkins is a secretary at Southeast Missouri State University. Jenkins is employed in sales and service at All Computer Technical...
Jackson fire report 10/24 (10/24/01)
Jackson Wednesday, Oct. 24 Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday: A medical assist on North Missouri. A medical assist on Jackson Trail.
Cape fire report 10/24 (10/24/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 24 Firefighters responded to these calls Monday:At 3:32 p.m., a citizen assist at 240 Marlin. At 4:32 p.m., a medical assist at 3631 Hopper Road. At 5:33 p.m., an electrical fire at Schultz School. Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday:At 1:46 a.m., a medical assist at 1751 Dunklin...
Cape police report 10/25/01 (10/24/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 24 DWIMatthew William Knoderer, 30, 1710 N. Sprigg, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsEdward T. Gardner II of Marble Hill, Mo., was arrested Monday for failure to appear. Chelsea Michelle Stahl, 19, of Perryville, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for failure to appear...
Out of the past 10/24/01 (10/24/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 24, 1991 Mississippi River from St. Louis to Cape Girardeau is forecast to drop next month to levels not seen since record low-water conditions in December 1989; meanwhile, as river continues to fall, representatives of river industry, Coast Guard and Corps of Engineers are scheduled to meet in St. Louis next week to prepare plans for keeping river open to commerce...
Central High -- new and old -- has its day (10/24/01)
P As the high school prepares to move to its new home next fall, an effort is under way to preserve the memories of the last half-century. The students dress a little differently today than when a state-of-the-art (at the time) Central High School opened its doors on Caruthers Avenue in Cape Girardeau...
Pledge restored in Madison, Wis., schools (10/24/01)
Members of the Madison, Wis., school board have voted to permit schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to comply with a state law that requires a daily display of patriotism. One would feel inclined to say good for them if not for the fact that the school board never should have banned the pledge in the first place, which it did after some parents complained about the "one nation under God" section...
Airlines taking our tax dollars for new security (10/24/01)
To the editor: Congratulations, America. We now get to give our tax dollars to people who insult us when we pay for their services. We will not pay for thugs rifling through our luggage and stealing our valuables. Who can forget the caring way the baggage handlers off-loaded our suitcases? Then there was that "How dare you ask me a question" look you received from the boarding personnel. ...
Speak Out 102101 (10/24/01)
The best friends TRUE FRIENDS are like diamonds: precious but rare. False friends are like autumn leaves: found everywhere. Words could not be more true. Recently in the hospital I found out who my true friends were, and I thank each one of them. God bless them for being there when I needed them...