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Stories from Saturday, November 10, 2001

Southeast Missouri lawmakers hold rally to tout idea of prayer (11/10/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Three area lawmakers pushed for prayer in public schools at an event staged Friday outside Jackson High School. State Reps. Rod Jetton, Patrick Naeger and David Schwab said they want to amend the state and national constitutions to allow voluntary prayer in public schools...
World War II veterans presented high school diplomas (11/10/01)
The Sadler brothers didn't finish high school, but they got an education of a different sort on the battlefields in World War II. William "Woody" Sadler and his brothers, Donald and Edward "Cotton" Sadler, now in their 70s, finally got their chance to don black gowns and mortarboards when they received honorary diplomas during a Veterans Day celebration at Chaffee High School in Chaffee, Mo., Friday. Students applauded from the gymnasium stands as each man received a diploma...
Officials addressing city jail shortcomings (11/10/01)
An evaluation early this year of the Cape Girardeau jail found it unclean, understaffed and potentially unsafe for jailers and prisoners. Lt. John R. Davis, who oversees jail operations, disputes the allegation that the jail is dirty and said the police department is addressing other concerns as funding allows...
Philly schools may be taken over by for-profit company (11/10/01)
PHILADELPHIA -- The roof leaks, the plaster is cracked, the plumbing fixtures are original, circa 1923. There is not enough money in the budget for a security guard. Many of the students come from broken homes. Test scores at William B. Mann Elementary School are just as dismal: 71 percent of fourth-graders lack basic math skills, and 45 percent read poorly or cannot read at all...
Meal costs for deputies in dispute (11/10/01)
Standard-Democrat BENTON, Mo. - Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell said he will pay personally for expenses incurred during an investigation after Scott County commissioners denied reimbursement. Ferrell met with commissioners during Thursday's county commission meeting to answer questions regarding a bill for $24.95...
Jackson theatrical group to present first show (11/10/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- As if starting a new theatrical troupe wasn't challenging enough, the founders of Starcatchers Community Theatre in Jackson have adapted their own script for their first stage production. "The Christmas Box," a best-selling book that became a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Richard Thomas, will be presented Nov. 23 and 24...
Missouri turkeys popular for Thanksgiving tables (11/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If it's a Thanksgiving turkey you're looking for, then Missouri is the place to find it. In fact, chances are that families nationwide will be gobbling down a turkey produced in Missouri, given the state's national ranking for production and quality...
85,000 baby teeth studied by researchers (11/10/01)
ST. LOUIS -- About 85,000 baby teeth collected decades ago and only discovered recently could be useful in pinpointing whether fallout from Cold War nuclear bomb tests caused cancer and other health problems years later, researchers say. The teeth, stockpiled from area children from 1959 to 1970 and nearly tossed out when found in May, could settle a long scientific debate about whether the tests by the United States and the Soviet Union harmed civilians, especially those born from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.. ...
Police- Woman wanted friend to feel loss of baby (11/10/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman, arrested Thursday for killing the infant daughter of a friend, told investigators she wanted the child's mother to know what it was like to lose a baby. According to a sworn statement from Department of Public Safety detective James Donner, Latoya Marie Fletcher, 22, confessed that she wanted to teach her friend a lesson when she put 5-month-old Octavia Clark face down on a piece of plastic Sept. 17...
Sinking boat hinders Cairo development (11/10/01)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A sinking towboat is hindering plans for riverfront and downtown redevelopment, and is creating a potentially dangerous situation, say city officials. The boat pulled into Cairo in July after reporting a fire on board that was extinguished by the local fire department, said Fire Chief Harvey Clark...
Great bean harvest tops state record (11/10/01)
This year's soybean crop is bigger than it's ever been in Illinois, but there will still be plenty of space for the fall harvest in the state's grain elevators, according to the Illinois November Crop Report released Friday. According to the report, which projects the year's harvest based on the amount of corn, soybeans and wheat collected by Nov. ...
Stimulus plan could bring state tax cut (11/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Economic stimulus plans pending before Congress could trigger a state tax cut for businesses and some individuals, the governor's budget office said Friday. While good news to taxpayers, the federal plans could force Missouri government to cut expenses, programs or personnel to make up for lost revenue, budget officials said...
Holden names 32 to serve as state security advisers (11/10/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Bob Holden named 32 law enforcement officials, politicians, business executives and civil servants to the Missouri Security Panel on Friday. He directed the group to audit the state's security effort and recommend improvements by late January...
Judges, scholars want less politics in judicial elections (11/10/01)
CHICAGO -- Judicial elections were much simpler when former California Judge Roger Warren retained his Sacramento County seat in 1982. All he had to do was raise $75,000 -- a county record at the time -- to tout his credentials, said Warren, now president of the reform-minded National Center for State Courts. That was a tiny fraction of the combined $1 million spent last year by the two candidates seeking Warren's old post...
Motorcyclist killed by train (11/10/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- A Scott City man riding a motorcycle on the railroad tracks was killed Friday when he was struck by a train at Bell Crossing. Robert Veal, 41, was headed east on the cycle about 2.5 miles east of Scott City when he was killed by a train heading in the same direction, Missouri State Highway Patrol said...
Experts doubt American hate groups are behind anthrax attacks (11/10/01)
Associated Press/Marco Di Lauro Plumes of gray smoke rose from the Taliban-controlled village of Rahesh, 40 miles from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, Friday after two U.S. aircraft strikes.The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. -- American hate groups have talked for years about using anthrax to strike at the U.S. government...
More National Guardsmen will be at airports for holidays (11/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush announced a 25 percent holiday-season increase Friday in the number of National Guard troops stationed at airports and prodded Congress to move "as quickly as possible" on legislation strengthening airline security. Bush said the additional troops would be called up immediately. "These are temporary measures and we believe they will help a lot," he said...
Amtrak must form liquidation plan (11/10/01)
WASHINGTON -- A federal oversight panel declared Friday that Amtrak will not meet a congressional deadline for achieving financial self-sufficiency, a finding that forces Amtrak to draw up a plan for its own liquidation. The 6-5 vote by the Amtrak Reform Council does not mean Amtrak trains will stop running. ...
Study finds beauty affects male brain like food, drugs (11/10/01)
BOSTON -- Seeing a beautiful woman triggers a pleasure response in a man's brain similar to what a hungry person gets from eating or an addict gets from a fix, scientists say. Researchers said the study, published Wednesday in the journal Neuron, shows that feminine beauty affects a man's brain at a primal level, not on some higher, intellectual plane...
'Cuckoo's Nest' author Kesey in critical condition (11/10/01)
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Ken Kesey, the acid-dropping Merry Prankster who wrote the 1960s novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," lay in critical condition Friday after cancer surgery on his liver. Kesey, 66, was operated on two weeks ago because of tumor on his liver, said his friend Ken Babbs. He said doctors had removed 40 percent of Kesey's liver, and there were no signs of cancer elsewhere in his body...
6-year-old girl found safe after being abducted (11/10/01)
SPRING LAKE, N.J. -- A 6-year-old girl whose family left New York after the terrorist attacks was found safe at a mall Friday, a day after she was abducted while playing in her front yard in New Jersey. Anna Cardelfe was dropped off about 10 miles from her home, apparently after the kidnapper heeded a tearful plea for her return from the girl's father, authorities said. Security workers recognized her and called police. She was reunited with her family and brought home...
Climate talks stall as deadline nears (11/10/01)
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- On a final day of talks, negotiators were deadlocked Friday over details of an international treaty to fight global warming -- the last hurdle to a book of binding rules on curbing the greenhouse gases suspected of causing Earth's temperature to rise...
Opposition claims to have captured key northern city (11/10/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Opposition forces entered Mazar-e-Sharif in heavy fighting Friday, claiming to have captured the key northern city from the ruling Taliban militia in what would give a major boost to the U.S.-campaign in Afghanistan. An American official said Taliban fighters were on the run...
WTO begins meeting aimed at launching new trade talks (11/10/01)
DOHA, Qatar -- Two years after the last bid to get global trade talks going collapsed in Seattle's soggy streets, negotiators began the arduous task of trying again Friday -- facing pressure this time not from street protests but from the threat of global recession...
CAYSA welcomes 90 teams to Classic (11/10/01)
The 13th annual Cape Area Youth Soccer Association Fall Classic kicks off at Shawnee Soccer Park this morning. CAYSA, in its 21st year, offers spring and fall soccer league play for area youth, many of whom advance to the high school level and beyond. The strong seasons just completed by Notre Dame and Cape Central High Schools attest to the success of the program...
Having a Field Day (11/10/01)
Dalhousie Golf Club offers a sneak preview of the course and facilities today in an open-to-the-public Field Day. Although construction is ongoing, it is far enough along to give members -- about 130 at present -- and visitors a clear idea of what to expect at the targeted opening next spring...
Otahks win final exhibition 86-71 over Cougars (11/10/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball team wrapped up its two-game exhibition season with a convincing 86-71 win over Division II opponent SIU-Edwardsville at the Show Me Center Friday night. The Otahkians shot a blistering 63 percent from the field in the second half to build on a 40-33 halftime lead...
Dodgers won't bring back Shaw (11/10/01)
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers did not pick up the option on reliever Jeff Shaw's contract Friday, leaving them in search of a new closer. By declining to exercise Shaw's $7.05 million option, the Dodgers must pay him a $1.25 million buyout. Shaw immediately filed for free agency in pursuit of a closer's job near his Ohio home. He is the Dodgers' leader in saves with 129...
Quincy hopes to keep game close vs. SE (11/10/01)
Quincy University football coach Bill Terlisner is realistic about what most people expect to be a lopsided Southeast Missouri State University victory in tonight's season finale at Houck Stadium. "Our goals for the game are to make it as respectable as we can, to play with them and give SEMO a good game," Terlisner said. "Realistically, we can't match up with them athlete for athlete. But if we come out and play hard, hopefully we can give them a game for a little bit."...
Otahk spikers pound Tennessee St. (11/10/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team got back on the winning track Friday night by rolling past Tennessee State 30-14, 30-15, 30-18 at Houck Field House. The Otahkians improved to 13-13 overall and 9-6 in Ohio Valley Conference play. TSU fell to 4-20 overall and 0-14 in the OVC as the Lady Tigers suffered their 68th consecutive conference loss...
SE opens OVC tourney with win over Murray St. (11/10/01)
Interest in Southeast Missouri State University women's soccer continues to grow -- and the Otahkians are giving their fans plenty to cheer about. Playing in front of the largest crowd in the four-year history of Ohio Valley Conference women's soccer, the top-seeded, host Otahkians knocked off fourth-seeded Murray State 2-0 Friday night in the opening round of the OVC Tournament...
Oakley, coach feud over substitutions (11/10/01)
CHICAGO -- A blowout that turned into a blowup has chilled this Windy City's NBA basketball team. On Friday, a day after suffering the most lopsided loss in team history, the Chicago Bulls fined Charles Oakley $50,000 for criticizing coach Tim Floyd in comments to reporters...
Dodges overwhelming in qualifying (11/10/01)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Led by Ray Evernham's duo of Bill Elliott and Casey Atwood, Dodges were almost ovewhelming in qualifying Friday for the Pennzoil Freedom 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Elliott led a sweep of the top three spots in the 43-car field and new Intrepids held down six of the top 10 positions...
Baylor, MU both aim to stop their losing streaks today (11/10/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A week after watching fellow Big 12 coach Terry Allen get fired for failing to turn around the Kansas program, Baylor coach Kevin Steele is hoping his bosses and Bears fans are a little more understanding. It hasn't been easy for Steele. Baylor hasn't won a conference game since Oct. 10, 1998 -- a streak of 27. This season, the Bears won two non-conference games before losing six straight Big 12 games. They play at Missouri today...
Arizona beats Florida to claim 2nd upset (11/10/01)
NEW YORK -- Rick Anderson wasn't around for Arizona's run to last season's national championship game. He came up with the big plays Friday night that made it possible for the Wildcats to win the Coaches vs Cancer Classic with a second straight upset of a Top Ten team...
Faxon, McCarron lead Shootout (11/10/01)
NAPLES, Fla. -- Defending champions Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron combined for an 8-under-par 64 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Raymond Floyd and Stewart Cink were a stroke back after the alternate-shot round on the Tiburon course. A best-ball round is set for Saturday and the event will end with a scramble Sunday...
Maryland rebounds to knock off Temple (11/10/01)
NEW YORK -- Juan Dixon scored 15 of his 25 points on 3-pointers and No. 2 Maryland improved dramatically on its long-range shooting from its opening-game loss to beat No. 16 Temple 82-74 Friday night in the third-place game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic...
Minnesota gives and takes (11/10/01)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When it comes to pro sports franchises, Minnesota has won them, lost them and lured them back. So the Twin Cities wouldn't be experiencing anything new if major league baseball decides to fold the Minnesota Twins. Before Magic and Kareem ran "Showtime" in Los Angeles, George Mikan's Minneapolis Lakers were the original NBA dynasty. ...
Union to owners- Contraction stance is preposterous (11/10/01)
NEW YORK -- Lawyers will meet again Monday to discuss the legal fight by baseball players against eliminating teams, and a top union official called the owners' stance "preposterous." In Chicago, a management labor lawyer told general managers that contraction would take place by Dec. 15, according to a high-ranking team official who spoke on the condition he not be identified...
Polley comes to Rams' rescue again (11/10/01)
ST. LOUIS -- First, Mark Fields was sidelined with a rib-cage injury. Now, it's Don Davis with a dislocated right wrist. Each time, it's been rookie Tommy Polley to the rescue for the St. Louis Rams. The second-round pick out of Florida State started two games at inside linebacker in place of Fields and excelled, and coach Mike Martz expects more of the same from Polley at outside linebacker Sunday against the Carolina Panthers...
Tonya Jordan (11/10/01)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Tonya Marie Jordan, 28, of rural New Madrid died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at her home. She was born July 10, 1973, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles E. and Judy Kay Truett Wade. She married Jimmy Jordan. Jordan was a 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo. She had worked at Delta Veterinary Clinic, at Wal-Mart in Sikeston and at Plastene Supply Co. in Portageville, Mo...
Alvie Burton (11/10/01)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Funeral for Alvie J. Burton of Vanduser will be held at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Dale Huff will officiate. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery at Benton, Mo. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until time of service...
George Ford (11/10/01)
George Ford, 83, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in Michigan. He was born June 2, 1918, near Bell City, Mo., son of A.M. and Margaret Jane Stewart Ford. He married Bernice Hoxie, who died Feb. 6, 1998. Ford was retired from Clintondale Schools in Mount Clemens, Mich., and the city of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department...
Wayne Barker (11/10/01)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Wayne M. Barker, 68, of Tamms died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at his home. He was born May 17, 1933, in Princeton, Ill., son of Albie and Mildred Carico Barker. He married Jean Simon. Barker owned Barker Construction Co. 32 years before retiring. He was a member of Rock Church in Danville, Ill., and attended Tamms Methodist Church...
Charles Pruett Jr. (11/10/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles Elwin Pruett Jr., 60, of Chaffee died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born March 16, 1941, at Blodgett, Mo., son of Charles Elwin and Grace Williams Pruett Sr. He and Nancy McMullin were married May 27, 1962. Pruett was a police officer in Chaffee many years, and retired as a line operator at Procter & Gamble. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, Mo...
Births 11/10/01 (11/10/01)
Shah Daughter to Samir "Sammy" and Tara Shah of Mexico, Mo., Audrain Medical Center, 2:23 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001. Name, Lauren Mackenzie. Weight, 7 pounds 2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Shah is the former Tara Valleroy, daughter of Weldon and Mary Valleroy of Perryville, Mo. She is an auditor with state of Missouri. Shah is the son of Nick and Becky Shah of Mexico. He is manager of Holiday Inn Express in Mexico...
Jackson fire 11/10/01 (11/10/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 10 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 4:36 a.m., emergency medical service at 835 Grant. At 5:08 a.m., emergency medical service at 1112 Lincoln. At 10:23 a.m., special alarm on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University...
Police 11/10/01 (11/10/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 10 ArrestsJoshua Andrew Dickerson, 22, of St. Louis was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license. Valeliza Knecht, 42, of 908 Penny was arrested Thursday for failure to appear. Tiffany Ann Adams, 27, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Thursday for failure to appear...
Out of the past 11/10/01 (11/10/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 10, 1991 Jackson - The Rev. Dean Heady is installed as new pastor of First Assembly of God Church, Highway 72 and Dallas; speaker at ceremony is the Rev. L. Jack Moore, secretary/treasurer of Southern Missouri District of Assemblies of God in Springfield...
Governor concedes lack of authority (11/10/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- "Will I or won't I be forced to pay service fees to a union I choose not to join?" asks Cliff Coan, a Missouri state corrections officer. The administration of Gov. Bob Holden has yet to answer that question. And a recent motion filed by Attorney General Jay Nixon makes the issue even more ambiguous...
Gary Miller upholds Dingeldein tradition (11/10/01)
Southeast Missouri State University and the entire community can be proud of its most recent Otto F. Dingeldein Award winner. Dr. Gary Miller, chairman of Southeast's music department, received the award for his incredible contribution to music in the area. He formerly has won awards for his teaching abilities, including the Southeast Faculty Merit Award, the Governor's Award for Outstanding Teaching and Excellence in Teacher awards...
Flood project near last stage of construction (11/10/01)
The Cape LaCroix-Walker Branch flood-control project has progressed from the vision of flood-weary city leaders and residents to a reality on which we depend. And now residents will soon see the end of the project. Last week, we learned the final $1.7 million of federal funding needed to finish the project's detention basin is on the way in the form of a water and energy appropriations bill...
Speak Out 11/10/01 (11/10/01)
Highway solution I'VE GOT it! I noticed where Missouri is considering reducing the number of cars provided for state officials. If they eliminate them altogether, do the same for the rest of Missouri's population and ban out-of-state residents from driving in Missouri, that will, at long last, resolve our road problem...