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Stories from Friday, November 23, 2001

United Way gets to 80 percent of goal (11/23/01)
The 2001 fund-raising campaign for the Area Wide United Way has raised about 80 percent of its goal so far, with $696,360 of the hoped-for $875,000 collected. Executive director Nancy Jernigan said: "Our nation has shown so much consideration to the families that were impacted by our national tragedy," and the community extended their compassion to assisting local needs...
Agencies supported by the United Way (11/23/01)
  • American Red Cross APPLE (Applications, Personal Papers, Legal Environment) ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens) Big Brothers-Big Sisters Boy Scouts of America Boys Club-Girls Club at Cape Civic Center Cancer research at Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center...
  • Turkey takeouts - Dinner deliveries becoming popular (11/23/01)
    Watching the take-out requests rise and in-house dining interest drop, Maj. Robert Gauthier said that he had hoped to draw more people out of their homes to the community table for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the Salvation Army. Volunteers delivered 341 meals to 103 different homes Thursday, with another 84 take-out meals served...
    Locksmith bids sought by Cape police (11/23/01)
    Associated Press/Tina Fineberg John Bernieri, right, served sodas with a flourish for children during a Children's Aid Society Thanksgiving feast in New York. Bernieri once served a wealthier clientele fancier meals at Windows on the World, where he was captain of the Dining Room before Sept. 11 this year.By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian...
    Commission plans search for Bloomfield vet cemetery director (11/23/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Veterans Commission will soon begin the search for a director to run a state veterans' cemetery planned for Bloomfield. Ron Taylor, the commission's superintendent of services and cemeteries, said the commission learned from the construction of its first two state cemeteries at Springfield and Higginsville, which is east of Kansas City, the importance of having directors hired early in the construction process. ...
    Three traffic deaths reported in separate holiday crashes (11/23/01)
    At least three people have been killed in traffic accidents on Missouri roads during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Bruce Tanner, 34, of Branson, Mo., was killed Wednesday night when his car hit a rock bluff on Missouri 165 outside Branson, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported...
    Attorney general blasts mining in national forest (11/23/01)
    PJay Nixon wants an environmental impact study done. ST. LOUIS -- A U.S. Forest Service study that would allow lead mining in Mark Twain National Forest is drawing heat from Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. The Forest Service study would allow Doe Run Co. to look for lead by drilling holes in parts of Missouri's national forest...
    Judge explains his acquittal of Nichols lawyer (11/23/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The evidence against former J.C. Nichols Co. attorney Charles Schleicher in a federal racketeering and fraud case was either nonexistent or too week to support a conviction, according to the judge who acquitted Schleicher. U.S. District Judge Ortie Smith, however, said his decision to end the Kansas City man's trial should not be viewed as a vindication for two former executives who pleaded guilty earlier this year...
    Skateboard park boots Belleville (11/23/01)
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The city of Belleville is getting an unexpected boost from the skateboard park it built so local kids would have a trouble-free place to entertain themselves. The park, paid for with state grant money and opened Nov. 16, has turned out to be a great investment for the city, Alderman Joe Shively said...
    Charter schools take small steps toward success in Illinois (11/23/01)
    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- The entire student body of Thomas Jefferson Charter School would barely fill two lunch tables at a typical Illinois elementary school. With only 68 students enrolled, the suburban K-8 school can boast of the individual attention its students receive. Principal Char Berry also is proud of the school's diversity -- last year, about half of the students came from non-English-speaking homes...
    USS Jefferson City has native sons in charge (11/23/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- They're still 1,700 miles apart, but the USS Jefferson City and the state capital for which it is named are now a little closer in spirit. At a ceremony in San Diego this week, Cmdr. Dean A. Richter -- a former Jefferson City resident -- took over as commander of the Jefferson City, a nuclear-powered submarine...
    Mary Kay founder, 83, dies (11/23/01)
    DALLAS -- Mary Kay Ash, 83, whose pink Cadillacs and eponymous cosmetics company made her one of the most famous women in American business, died at her home in Dallas on Thursday. Ash, who had been in fragile health in recent years, died of natural causes, Mary Kay Inc. said in a news release...
    FBI takes measures in eavesdropping on high-tech messages (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI is going to new lengths to be sure it can eavesdrop on high-tech communications, secretly building "Magic Lantern" software to monitor computer use. Separately, the agency is urging phone companies to change their networks for more reliable wiretaps in the digital age...
    U.S. won't allow foreign fighters free to fight again (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Thousands of Osama bin Laden's core Arab supporters in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz -- and thousands more who've already melted into the countryside -- pose a perplexing problem for the United States. If they aren't killed, they must be locked up forever, the Pentagon says, because any who are given amnesty or free passage will simply try to launch more terror...
    Study - Mad cow disease among British at peak (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The epidemic of British people infected with a form of mad cow disease may have peaked and the number of deaths from may gradually go down in the coming years, according to a new study. French researchers say that a new computer model suggests that more than half of the total British cases of new variant Creutzfeld-Jakob caused by eating tainted meat have already occurred and that the peak of the epidemic has passed. ...
    Sept. 11 has given people nightmares (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Darla Deen, from Oregon, dreamed of being trapped in a World Trade Center tower. For New Yorker Sara Ridberg, sleep brought a vision of anthrax spilling on Central Park from a hot-air balloon. Californian Kelley Kolberg dreamed of a beautiful bald eagle, suddenly transformed into a snarling bird that flies away, leaving an apparition with glowing red eyes...
    Antiterror law lets government nab foreign hackers (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The recently approved antiterrorism law could be used to prosecute foreign hackers, a move critics say could make the United States the world's Internet policeman. The new prosecutorial powers, which have no parallel in other nations, affect computer hacking cases and take advantage of nation's pivotal role in Internet communications...
    19 hijackers entered with valid U.S. visas (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- All 19 Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States with valid visas but three had lost their legal status by the time of the attacks, the Justice Department said Thursday. The majority of the attackers, 15, were from Saudi Arabia while two came from the United Arab Emirates, one was an Egyptian and another was Lebanese...
    U.S. teams test for chemical, biological arms in Afghanistan (11/23/01)
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. teams are searching and taking samples from sites in Afghanistan where the al-Qaida terrorist network may have been building chemical or biological weapons, a top Pentagon official says. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace said U.S. forces have visited some, but not all, areas where al-Qaida may have been making such weapons of mass destruction. Results of tests from those sites have not come back yet, Pace said Wednesday...
    Patriotic celebrations give outlets for thanks (11/23/01)
    With Sept. 11 still fresh in their minds, Americans at ground zero and across the nation celebrated Thanksgiving with renewed fervor and patriotism even as they struggled to cope with losses. Many found new meaning in the holiday as they joined family and friends, counted their blessings and found ways to help those less fortunate...
    Sex offender law not constitutional (11/23/01)
    HONOLULU -- Hawaii's Supreme Court has struck down the state's sex offender registration law, declaring it unconstitutional. The high court said the state's "Megan's Law" improperly allows authorities to notify the public about the location of sex offenders, even if the offenders have not received notice or the chance to argue that they pose no danger...
    People talk 11/23/01 (11/23/01)
    'Potter' maker gets Scottish mansion LONDON -- J.K. Rowling has used some of the fortune from her phenomenally successful Harry Potter books to buy a secluded Scottish mansion. Rowling has bought Killiechassie House, built by a Scottish general in 1865 on the picturesque banks of the River Tay near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, central Scotland, according to William Jackson of realtors CKD Finlayson Hughes in Perth...
    No antrax found in Conn. woman's mail, mailbox, post office (11/23/01)
    Associated Press WriterOXFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Preliminary tests on the mail, mail box and home of a 94-year-old woman who died of inhalation anthrax this week have come back negative for the bacteria, Gov. John Rowland said Friday. The early tests also found no sign of anthrax at the Post Office in Seymour, which handles mail for Oxford, or the Wallingford processing center, which sorts mail for southern Connecticut. ...
    Singles' lives not so simple (11/23/01)
    NEW YORK -- David Bergman sees financial pluses and minuses to being single. A divorced real estate salesman from Scotts Valley, Calif., the baby boomer especially likes the ability to make decisions without anyone second-guessing him. "I'm in control of what I spend and what I don't," he said. "Right now, I'm thinking of buying a BMW convertible."...
    Stocks rise in light trading (11/23/01)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors returned from the Thanksgiving holiday in a buying mood Friday, sending blue chip stocks to strong gains and reversing the profit-taking trend of recent sessions. The Dow Jones industrial average ended an abbreviated trading session up 125.03 to 9,959.71. For the week, the Dow climbed 92.72 points, or 0.9 percent...
    R.J. Reynolds to buy Santa Fe (11/23/01)
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. announced plans Thursday to buy the maker of American Spirit cigarettes. Details of the offer were scarce on Thanksgiving Day, but a release from RJR said the company had agreed to purchase Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. for $320 million in cash...
    Shelter welcomes gay congressman (11/23/01)
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- A shelter that asked Rep. Jim Kolbe not to volunteer last Thanksgiving because he is gay welcomed him back. "It's a great way to spend the day giving something back to the community that's given so much to me," Kolbe said. About 1,500 people, some homeless and others who couldn't afford a Thanksgiving dinner, showed up at the Gospel Rescue Mission on Wednesday. ...
    Officers search home, trash for anthrax clues (11/23/01)
    OXFORD, Conn. -- Federal investigators scoured the home of the nation's fifth anthrax fatality on Thursday, sifting through trash and mail in an attempt to explain how the 94-year-old woman contracted the disease. Ottilie Lundgren, who died Wednesday, gave up driving years ago and rarely ventured from her home without the help of friends and neighbors...
    School works to restore missing generation of watchmakers (11/23/01)
    LITITZ, Pa. -- The daughter of an auto mechanic, Brigitte Keesey has a combination of interests that make her a good candidate for working with intricate and beautiful timepieces. "I used to work in a woodshop, and I was in school for art," Keesey said. "If you combine the two of them, somewhere you find watch repair."...
    Clinton probes up in air (11/23/01)
    NEW YORK -- U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White's caseload is like no other, with secret investigations of top political figures, the nation's largest police department and most-wanted terrorists. But White announced last week that by year's end she would leave the job of top federal prosecutor in Manhattan. Her departure raises questions about how and when those cases will conclude, including a probe into then-President Clinton's last-minute pardons...
    Mexico faces growing drug abuse (11/23/01)
    TIJUANA, Mexico -- With a vial of crack cocaine teetering between her fingers, a glassy-eyed woman pauses while rummaging through a pile of trash near the U.S.-Mexico border, mesmerized by the morning traffic. Nearby, a man in his 20s sits on the curb behind a parked pickup and lights a vial with a tiny white rock inside. A police car passes as he inhales. A forgotten hypodermic needle rests on the truck's tire...
    New drug demonstrates promise against disease (11/23/01)
    LONDON -- Preliminary research suggests that a new drug could stop the progression of type I diabetes by halting the destruction of insulin-producing cells. Experts say that as well as stopping deterioration in people in the early stages of the disease, the drug eventually could also be given to pre-diabetics to prevent the illness, an incurable autoimmune disease which afflicts about 15 million people worldwide...
    Argentina's Menem freed (11/23/01)
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Former President Carlos Menem, savoring his newfound freedom after more than five months of house arrest, said Thursday he plans to run again for the presidency in 2003. Claiming he was the only person capable of rescuing Argentina from its economic crisis, the flamboyant 71-year-old, two-time former president promised to travel from "town to town and city to city" to regain the presidency...
    Sweden protests handling of western demonstrators (11/23/01)
    BEIJING -- Sweden has protested China's handling of several Swedes who were among 35 foreigners, including six Americans, expelled for demonstrating against the government's crushing of the Falun Gong movement. The protest handed to China's Foreign Ministry complained that the detained Swedes were not permitted to meet quickly enough with Swedish diplomats to meet international regulations, Rigmor Petterson, a consular official for the Swedish Embassy in Beijing said Thursday...
    Landslide at Colombia gold mine kills at least 27 (11/23/01)
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Torrents of mud engulfed a group of gold miners digging at a condemned strip mine in western Colombia on Thursday. At least 27 people were confirmed dead and dozens were missing. The victims were said to be poor people who ignored government warnings that erosion had made the mine unsafe. It was not immediately clear whether the digging, recent heavy rains -- or both -- were to blame for the accident...
    Taliban cede northern stronghold (11/23/01)
    BANGI, Afghanistan -- Taliban commanders agreed Thursday to let northern alliance troops into their last stronghold in northern Afghanistan to oversee a surrender of the besieged city of Kunduz, anti-Taliban officials said. Alliance fighters, apparently unaware of the breakthrough, launched a chaotic offensive outside Kunduz just as details of the agreement emerged. ...
    German economy said in recession, drags down Europe (11/23/01)
    BERLIN -- Europe moved a step closer to recession Thursday with the news that the German economy unexpectedly shrank in the third quarter, as consumers and firms reined in spending even before the full impact of the Sept. 11 attacks was felt. The total value of goods and services produced in Germany in the three months through September slipped 0.1 percent from the previous quarter, the first decline in more than two years, the government statistics office said...
    Yugoslav tribunal confirms genocide charges against Milosevic (11/23/01)
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- The U.N. war crimes tribunal has agreed to hear charges against former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic of genocide and other atrocities during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, a spokeswoman said Friday. A tribunal judge in The Hague confirmed the Bosnia indictment, which prosecutors submitted earlier this month after years of preparation, said prosecution spokeswoman Florence Hartmann...
    Anti-Taliban forces besiege Kanduz (11/23/01)
    Associated Press WriterBANGI, Afghanistan (AP) -- After the heaviest fighting in 10 days, anti-Taliban forces kept Kunduz tightly encircled Friday while commanders from both sides discussed the final details of a surrender by the Islamic militia...
    Mexicans await report on missing (11/23/01)
    MEXICO CITY -- The gray-haired housewife has organized hundreds of protest marches, gone from hunger strikes to a seat in congress and argued face-to-face with presidents. Just as she has been transformed by the 26-year search for her son, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra has seen Mexico change: Democracy has put a conservative opposition leader into the presidency and leftist rebels have emerged from jungle hide-outs and secret jails into the center of the media spotlight...
    Pakistan shuts Taliban embassy (11/23/01)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan, the country that nurtured the Taliban and was the first to recognize their rule in Afghanistan, closed the circle Thursday by shutting the Taliban embassy in Islamabad, leaving them without diplomatic ties to a single nation...
    Russia trims oil output, but less than others had hoped (11/23/01)
    Associated Press WriterMOSCOW (AP) -- A pledge from Russia to reduce its daily oil exports by less than 1 percent disappointed the world's other leading petroleum producers, which had hoped for a cut three times as large to help stabilize falling prices...
    Palestinian militant killed in West Bank car blast (11/23/01)
    Associated Press WriterNABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a van in the West Bank on Friday, killing a leading member of the Islamic militant Hamas group and his brother, Palestinian officials and Israel army radio said...
    Study - Blood tests improve help sooner (11/23/01)
    LONDON -- New research indicates that performing a blood test after six days of new medication, instead of the typical four weeks, could get HIV patients onto the best drug cocktail more quickly, sparing them unnecessary side effects and reducing the virus' ability to become resistant to the pills...
    Pope sorry for injustice to South Seas peoples (11/23/01)
    VATICAN CITY -- With a tap on a laptop, Pope John Paul II for the first time sent out his official word over the Internet, apologizing Thursday for missionary abuses against indigenous peoples of the South Pacific. Bishops and their flocks in Oceania -- Australia, New Zealand and scattered South Sea islands -- had hoped John Paul would come in person to deliver the message. But his doctors have been pressing him for years to slow down...
    Macedonian ministers quit coalition positions (11/23/01)
    SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Three ministers resigned Thursday, jolting a broad-based coalition government that was created to back Macedonia's fragile peace process. The resignations followed a decision Tuesday by a key Macedonian party -- the Social Democrats -- to leave the government, saying the threat of ethnic war no longer exists...
    Turkish parliament approves civil code revisions (11/23/01)
    ANKARA, Turkey -- Parliament formally recognized Turkish men and women as equals Thursday under a series of revisions to the civil code. The changes, which take effect Jan. 1, came after a month of debate on 1,030 new articles. "This symbolizes a historic turning point," the Flying Broom women's rights group said in a statement after the final vote. "Our country is closer to achieving the goal of equality between women and men."...
    Explosion kills five Palestinian children (11/23/01)
    KHAN YOUNIS REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip -- An explosion killed five Palestinian boys from the same clan as they walked to school Thursday, and Palestinian police said they believed the boys inadvertently set off an unexploded Israeli shell. The children, ages 7 to 14, were hurled into the air and torn apart by the blast. Bloodied schoolbooks and scorched satchels were scattered across the sandy lot...
    Haitian mob faces senators (11/23/01)
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitians angry with the government mobbed two senators passing through a town in the Port-au-Prince area on Thursday, trapping the legislators inside city hall for two hours until police rescued them by helicopter. Senators Clones Lans and Gerald Gilles were on their way to the capital when about 100 protesters confronted them in the town of St. Marc, about 50 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince...
    NATO chief starts talks in Russia (11/23/01)
    MOSCOW -- NATO and Russia will live together or perish apart, NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson said Thursday after talks aimed to upgrade Moscow's ties to the military alliance and strengthen the former enemies' resolve to join forces for the fight against terrorism...
    Notre Dame looks for bigger splash (11/23/01)
    After experiencing the anticipated growing pains during its inaugural season last year, the Notre Dame boys swimming team is hoping to make a bigger splash this year. According to coach Lenny Kuper, the Bulldogs are aiming for their first state qualifiers in the short program's history...
    Cape Central features new look (11/23/01)
    Cape Girardeau Central boys swimming coach Dayna Powell knows it will be tough for her new-look team to break a two-year stretch of posting losing dual-meet records. But Powell is still excited about the upcoming season. "We graduated 10 seniors last year so we're a new team, but I'm thrilled because we have 15 brand-new swimmers, a lot of them juniors and seniors," she said. ...
    Eagles, Pirates to battle for title (11/23/01)
    New Madrid County Central rode its big-play offense to the state championship game this year, putting up 39 points per game. Now they get to face a defense that has given up just 70 points all season. In a battle for the Class 3A title, NMCC and undefeated Platte County meet today at the TWA Dome in St. Louis...
    Illinois celebrates return to Big Ten glory (11/23/01)
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois players jumped into the crowd, danced on the field and then made their way to the gold trophy marking their first Big Ten title in more than a decade. Now they wait to see where that trophy takes them. The No. 10 Illini earned at least a share of the conference crown with a 34-28 victory over Northwestern on Thursday...
    Broncos hold off Cowboys (11/23/01)
    IRVING, Texas -- The Denver Broncos came to Texas Stadium seeking a spark to ignite a playoff run. Instead, they nearly burned themselves. Jason Elam kicked four field goals, helping Denver take a 23-point lead into the fourth quarter. Then the Broncos allowed Dallas, which hadn't scored a touchdown in nine quarters, to score three times before holding on for a 26-24 victory Thursday...
    Season finale offers plenty of reasons to race (11/23/01)
    LOUDON, N.H. -- At first, racing in the cold on the day after Thanksgiving was the last thing NASCAR's drivers wanted to do. Now that there's big money on the line, no one would dare miss it. Jeff Gordon wrapped up his fourth Winston Cup title last week, but the points race is still on. Spots 2-10 in the standings are up for grabs depending on the results of today's season finale at New Hampshire International Speedway...
    Packers hang on, nip Lions (11/23/01)
    PONTIAC, Mich. -- The Green Bay Packers don't feel sorry for the winless Detroit Lions. They're just happy to escape Detroit. The Lions made up all but two points of a 16-point deficit in the final seven minutes with two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion, before Green Bay survived with a 29-27 win on Thursday...
    Mizzou proves its point to voters (11/23/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's only four games into the season, so Clarence Gilbert isn't quite ready to proclaim that Missouri belongs in the top half of the Top 10. He won't argue with the voters who put the Tigers there, though -- not after No. 5 Missouri came back from an 11-point deficit in the closing minutes Wednesday night to beat No. 9 Iowa 78-77 in the championship game of the Guardians Classic...
    Nebraska, Colorado to decide North title (11/23/01)
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Every time he buckles on his helmet, Eric Crouch accounts for nearly half of Nebraska's offense. And you never know where it's coming from. The Cornhuskers are averaging 442 yards per game this season, and Crouch is contributing 206 yards to that figure when his passing (119) and rushing (87) are combined...
    Ball State magic finally ran out against Duke (11/23/01)
    LAHIANA, Hawaii -- Duke emphatically ended Ball State's run of Top Five upsets. The top-ranked Blue Devils beat the Cardinals 83-71 Wednesday night, something No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 Kansas couldn't do the previous two days, and won the Maui Invitational for the third time in as many appearances...
    It's never too early to sing praises of noble fruitcake (11/23/01)
    Tax Day, that magic day when somebody smarter than me tells us we've worked long enough to pay our tax bills, keeps getting later and later. Meanwhile, the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier. I'll swear I heard Jose Feliciano singing "Felice Navidad" while I was shopping in May...
    Circus in 20th century art on display (11/23/01)
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Many people who ran away to join the circus had an artistic bent, a creative urge, a desire to do something out of the ordinary. Those who did left behind the normal daily rigors for new and different ones. "The circus is its own social institution," says Donna Gustafson, director of the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, N.J., and guest curator of an exhibit of circus art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art...
    Iraqis eke out lives in poor economy (11/23/01)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- It is 10 in the morning. Akil Abdel Zahra is up to his waist in the Tigris River under a fierce sun, searching for gold. For years, the 20-year-old has been scavenging the river, abandoned jewelry shops, wells and even dumps for gold, silver, bronze or copper that may have clung to the waste jewelers threw away back in Baghdad's heyday...
    An 11-year-old's poem of inner peace (11/23/01)
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- For a first-time author, Mattie Stepanek has had quite a literary debut. His book of poetry, "Journey Through Heartsongs," is among the Top 10 on The New York Times best-seller list. He talks peace with former President Jimmy Carter and counts TV talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and comedian Jerry Lewis among his friends...
    Magnolia Manor Holiday House open (11/23/01)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- The Magnolia Manor is hosting its 49th annual Holiday House through Dec. 2 The manor, located at 2700 Washington Ave., is a four-story Victorian mansion in the Italianate style. It will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Group tours can be arranged by calling (618) 734-0201...
    Faculty Exhibition opens Nov. 30 (11/23/01)
    The 2001 Annual Faculty Exhibition will open Nov. 30 at the University Museum. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. The show will continue through Jan. 27. The show will feature the work of Samuel Bishop, Sarah Riley, Colleen McCall, Ronald Clayton, Lane Fabrick, Amy Kephart, Edwin Smith, Pat Reagan, Katherine Smith, Paul Schock and Louise Bodenheimer...
    CARD project lists Missouri artists (11/23/01)
    The Creative Artist Resource Directory is a new project that documents the state's artistic and technical resources. CARD is a directory of visual, performing and literary artists as well as theater directors and visual art judges. The Web site currently lists more than 1,100 artists. Since going online Nov. 1, the site has had more than 10,000 hits...
    'Tadao Ando - Architect' opens (11/23/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- "Tadao Ando: Architect" opened Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The installation features 17 projects with models, drawings, photographs and videos. Ando is among the most distinguished architects working today. His buildings are personal statements that blend international modernism with Japanese architectural traditions. In 1995 he was named the 18th Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize...
    'Phantom' returning to St. Louis (11/23/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera" will open Feb. 13, 2002, at the Fox Theatre for a four-week run. Tickets are on sale. For information, visit the Web site www.thephantomoftheopera.com...
    Filmmakers at work on more Potter tales (11/23/01)
    LONDON -- No sooner had Harry Potter fans caught their first screen glimpse of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry then the cameras were already rolling on the further adventures of the boy wizard and his pals. And if anybody worried that the filmmakers might lose interest after "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," rest assured. ...
    Andy Williams returns for Christmas in Branson (11/23/01)
    BRANSON, Mo. -- Andy Williams' annual Christmas show is playing through Dec. 16 at his Moon River Theatre. For information, phone (800) 666-6094.
    Edward Martin (11/23/01)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Edward Joseph Martin, 89, of Scott City, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at his daughter's home in Indiana. Born Jan. 31, 1912, in Kelso, Mo., he was the son of Albin and Ortha Blattel Martin. On Oct. 14, 1933, he was married to Ellen Virginia Smith. She died, Oct. 3, 1993...
    John McFall Sr. (11/23/01)
    DEXTER, Mo. - John L. McFall, Sr., 65, of Dexter, died Nov. 21, 2001, at his home. He was born on Jan 20, 1936, in Morley, Mo., son of George W. and Gertrude McDaniels McFall. He married Ruby Denney on Jan. 25, 1957, in Delta, Mo. He was a retired truck driver, a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS O'Brien and USS Dortch, and a member of the American Legion Post 1000 in Dexter...
    Mary Lacy (11/23/01)
    JONESBORO, Ill. - Mary Lacy, 86, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Jonesboro Healthcare. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hileman & Parr Funeral Services.
    Mary M. Rafferty (11/23/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mary Margaret Rafferty, 91, of Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 16, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Peter and Ersie Points Mollenhour. On May 26, 1930, she was married to Robert E. Rafferty Sr. He died Oct. 14, 1996. The couple formerly owned and operated the A&W Drive-In in Jackson for many years...
    Births 11/22/01 (11/23/01)
    Mungle Son to Gary Charles Mungle and Bethany Elizabeth Haertling of Altenburg, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Name, Devin Wayne. Weight, 8 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Haertling is the daughter of Amber Kuehn of Jackson, Mo. She is a student. Mungle is the son of Gary and Michele Mungle of Cape Girardeau. He works in the operations department of the Show Me Center...
    Jackson High School (11/23/01)
    Scholastic Honor Roll 12TH GRADE: Krista Mouser, Ashley Myer, Nicole Poythress, William Schwent, Angela Soemo, Justin Thompson. 11TH GRADE: Jordan Hinkle, Sarah Luehrs, Kathryn Perry, Heather West.A Honor Roll 12TH GRADE: Alicia Alderson, Cory Aufdenberg, Matthew Balsman, Christopher Barks, Elizabeth Baugh, Brooke Beattie, Matthew Bell, Travis Beussink, Michael Birk, Lydia Blades, Cassi Bock, Jessica Bock, Lance Bollinger, Jessica Bowen, Christina Bridges, Justin Bromley, Nathan Brown, Lance Brumbaugh, Nathan Buchheit, Mandy Burlbaugh, Chantel Childers, Katherine Clark, Cindy Cobb, Tara Craven, Kacie Crites, Sara Davie, Megan Day, Brenton Eaton, Ashley Ehlers, Joseph Ettling, Richard Feiner III, Trent Forester, Sophonisba Gathman, Paul Gholson, Jennifer Goodwin, Peter Gordon, Roni Hayden, Elishia Heiden, Ashley Hemmann, Amanda Hilbert, Blair Hinkebein, Laura Hodge, Elizabeth Holst, Jennifer Hotop, Jeremy Houchins, Meghann Humphries, Adam Huskey, Derek Jenkins, Ashley Johnson, Geoffrey Kinder, Jill Kirchherr, Rebecca Knight, Carol Koenig, Patrick Kohm, Dawn Lambert, Merideth Leimer, Billy Lesar Jr., Kassi Littlepage, Andrew Lutes, Kassandra Lynn, Timothy Maire, Erin Marrs, Rebecca Mazzanti, Seth McDowell, Morgan Meyer, Kimberly Miller, Amelie Morgan, Tyler Murphy, Meredith Musgraves, Catherine Myers, Elizabeth Myers, Amber Nagel, Kelli Niswonger, Nichole Overbey, Sarah Owen, Joshua Parham, Kyle Perry, Brandon Petzoldt, Layne Pombert, Michael Presnell, Michael Putz, Natalie Rafferty, Michael Ramsey, Victoria Ramsey, Clayton Randol, Charles Ressler, Brian Rhodes, Lindsey Rhodes, Kyle Rice, Zachary Rice, Dusty Roberts, Christopher Robertson, Matthew Roethemeyer, Jared Rouggly, Aaron Sadler, Melissa Sander, Christy Sappington, Bradley Schafer, Lindsey Scheffel, Michael Schuette, Brian Seabaugh, Caleb Seyer, Jonathan Smart, Benjamin Statler, Michael Taylor, Megan Thiele, Samantha Thurman, Lance Trankler, Cheryl Trotter, Teagan Turner, Luke Wade, Lucas Walker, Jennifer Watkins, Jennifer Weiss, Traci Weissmueller, Aaron Wright.. ...
    Delta school (11/23/01)
    A Honor Roll: 12TH GRADE: Amy Ainsworth, Craig Bock, Daniel Carroll, Katie Lemonds, Regina McCoy, Amanda Sanders, Tasha Santonyo 11TH GRADE: Rebecca Below, Rebecca Cook, Sarah Jo Cook, Andrea Dohogne, Katrina Flores, Ashley Hinkebein, Thomas Horn, Brandon Keesee, Joey Keys, Amanda Kridelbaugh, Steven Moore, Alexis Nussbaum...
    Meridian school (11/23/01)
    High Honors 3RD GRADE: Milton Anderson, Lacey Barnes, Briana Bennett, Tanner Crow, Jamarah Durham, Lyndsay Helton, Suzanne Johns, Brent Kennedy, Aurilla Lawrence, Brandon Madison, Jazmine Meeks, Cody Sanders, Lauren Terry, Lindsey Trammel, Gigi Tucker, Lindsey Winding, Alexis Wood...
    Scott City High School (11/23/01)
    Honor Roll 9TH GRADE: Robert Bailey, Samantha Burford, Samantha Burks, Abbie Cook, Kyle Curry, Brian Garms, Travis Glueck, Raquel Goodman, Audra Hester, Lisa Hughes, Rachel Jeffrey, Mark Johnston, Ashtin LaFentres, Angela Laxton, Brittany Ledure, John Leible, Ryan Lutes, Rachel Mansker, James Massey, Bruce Matlock, Luke McClellan, Melissa Miller, Ashley Mirgaux, Faie Morgan, Faith Myers, Alex Palisch, Andy Palisch, Ashton Phillips, Katie Posey, Jarrod Pullen, Meghan Raines, Matt Schaefer, Tim Schleinger, Terry Taylor, Megan Teeters, Jessica Ward, Jared Weiss, Lori Young. ...
    Jackson fire report 11/23 (11/23/01)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Nov. 23 Firefighters responded to these calls Wednesday:At 5:48 p.m., a still alarm at 1953 Rampart. At 9:26 p.m., an alarm sounding at 396 North Kingshighway. Firefighters responded to these calls Thursday:At 1:59 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1072 Linden...
    Out of the past 11/23/01 (11/23/01)
    10 years ago: Nov. 23, 1991 It's going to cost more to put together Christmas fruit baskets or graze at salad bars this winter; tiny insect called poinsettia whitefly is chewing its way through millions of dollars worth of winter produce in Florida; Frank Stinnett, who owns and operates Stinnett Wholesale Produce Co., says impact of infestation will show up here in mid-December as shortages send prices higher...
    Traffic signals need some fine tuning (11/23/01)
    With several years of Transportation Trust Fund street improvements under its belt, Cape Girardeau can proudly point to new streets and improved streets that have made driving in the city easier and safer. As streets are built and upgraded, there are other improvements that follow. ...
    Driving safety gets special holiday emphasis (11/23/01)
    The Thanksgiving holiday is always one of the busiest on our nation's highways, and this year's travel plans by automobile appear to be bigger than ever, thanks in large part to the qualms many of us still have about air travel in the wake of September's terrorist attacks...
    Careful reading shows sinfulness of homosexuality (11/23/01)
    To the editor: A number of people have defended homosexuality, including Jeanne Wells who said sins other than homosexuality were the cause for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. She said to read Genesis 18 and 19. I would add: Read it carefully, and you'll see that the sin was homosexuality...
    Time to move on in federal case against Microsoft (11/23/01)
    To the editor: The announcement by the U.S. Justice Department that it has reached a settlement with Microsoft is great news for Missouri businesses and computer users. However, several states' attorneys general are threatening to pursue the case on their own. Obviously, some just can't let this go...
    New stadium would show fans are appreciated (11/23/01)
    To the editor: The proposed ballpark for the St. Louis Cardinals is an all too rare deal in baseball today. It's a facility designed with the needs of the fans in mind. It would have 15 percent more inexpensive seats than Busch Stadium. And those seats would be closer to the action because this park would be designed in the traditional ballpark style...
    Speak Out A 11/23/01 (11/23/01)
    Sounds like a gang IN REFERENCE to the recent Speak Out comment about gang members: I also believe they were probably not gang members. I'm sure they were just good young men on their way to Sunday School class when they decided to stop and shoot and rob somebody. Gang members? You bet...