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Stories from Saturday, December 8, 2001

Girl charged in wreck that killed her sister (12/08/01)
A 16-year-old girl faces a misdemeanor charge of careless and imprudent driving in connection with an accident that killed her younger sister and injured two teen-agers. Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced the charge Friday, the same day that the girl, April McDonald of Cape Girardeau, was issued a summons to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp at 9 a.m. Jan. 3...
Medals awarded 115 who served in World War II (12/08/01)
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Navy machinist mate Melvin Bacon was aboard the USS Utah, a target ship used by aircraft carriers to practice air strikes with dummy bombs. But on that morning 60 years ago in Pearl Harbor, Bacon knew that the dimming lights and rocking motion of the ship weren't a result of a practice bombing mission...
Siblings' toy requests are vastly different (12/08/01)
Chase and Chasidy are both 11 years old and have vastly different requests for Christmas gifts this year. The siblings also have a 4-year-old brother, so the toys their family receives from Santa vary greatly. Chase wants board games, a baseball glove, ball and bat, a football and a basketball. His sister wants Barbies, Barbie clothes and anything that has to do with horses...
Dean says MBA enrollment keeps expanding at Southeast (12/08/01)
The master's program for a degree in business administration is the third largest graduate studies program at Southeast Missouri State University, and it's getting bigger. With 95 students enrolled, the MBA program is now third behind elementary education, with 104 students and secondary education, with 96 students...
Jackson schools get ready for board member election (12/08/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson School District will start accepting applications on Dec. 18 for three school board positions to be chosen by election this April. One seat is being vacated by a 12-year-veteran. Darrell Hanschen, who has served four terms on the board, will not seek re-election when his term expires in April...
Nursing home resident needs chair for visitors (12/08/01)
Miss M., 79, lives in a nursing home and has a limited income. She suffers serious complications from diabetes. For Christmas she would like a folding chair for her room so that visitors have a place to sit. She would like a large raincoat in any color and gift certificates...
Hearing set for AmerenUE rate case (12/08/01)
The Associated Pres JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A hearing has been set for March 4 on whether electric customers of AmerenUE are due money from the company. State utility regulators are seeking to reduce the company's annual electric revenues by as much as $250 million on grounds that AmerenUE has been earning too much at the expense of its customers...
Tales of playthings past (12/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Parents frantically searching stores for holiday gifts may yearn for a time before the Xbox and the Game Cube electronic game systems, not to mention the pre-Harry Potter era. But spend a little time talking to toy experts and they'll tell you that toy mania is nothing new, though the seasonal zaniness associated with purchasing playthings seems to be a more recent phenomenon...
Police kill man after road rage (12/08/01)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Police shot and killed a road rage suspect Friday during a shootout in the downtown area of St. Charles. The shooting happened around noon. Police said the man became upset when another driver cut him off. He threatened the other motorist with a handgun, then drove away, striking two cars, police spokesman Donovan Kenton said...
Ozarks college top-ranked for growth (12/08/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ozarks Technical Community College experienced a 91- percent increase in enrollment in five years, making it the fastest-growing community college among schools its size in the U.S., a new report shows.Based on statistics from 1994 to 1999 among colleges with enrollments between 2,500 and 4,999, the Springfield school was No. ...
Pearl Harbor victims honored in ceremonies throughout Missouri (12/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Often to the plaintive sound of a trumpeter playing taps, Missourians paused somberly Friday to remember the 60th anniversary of the Japanese airborne strikes on Pearl Harbor and the September terrorist attacks -- two events that vaulted America into war...
Jack Buck undergoes lung-cancer surgery (12/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Broadcast legend Jack Buck underwent surgery for lung cancer Wednesday. His family reports that he's doing well following the operation and should be released from the hospital soon. "He's doing great," his son and radio partner, Joe Buck, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Saturday's edition. "He's actually up and walking around and expected to go home in a few days."...
Two arrested after body found in Wayne County (12/08/01)
PATTERSON, Mo. -- Authorities exhumed a woman's body from a grave in a cedar grove near her residence Thursday night and charged her husband and his new wife with murder Friday. They said the two admitted to the crime. Investigators said Marcia Nunnery, 38, had been missing for more than a year. ...
O'Hare plan OK'd, but battles loom (12/08/01)
CHICAGO -- While Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Gov. George Ryan hailed the airport expansion deal they hammered out this week as historic, the reality Friday was that the project was far from getting off the ground. The city must put together and win federal acceptance of a master plan for the proposed $6.6 billion project, gain approval of design, financial and environmental aspects of the proposal, and overcome fierce opposition from communities surrounding O'Hare. ...
Area livestock auctions (12/08/01)
Fruitland livestockFRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Tuesday results. Receipts, 656; last week, 753; last year, 784. Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers under 500 lbs sold 5.00-8.00 higher, the rest of the offering sold steady. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 2.00 higher; Demand moderate and supply light. Cows made up approximately 20 percent of the run, feeders 80 percent. Steers made up approximately 56 percent of the offering, 44 percent heifers...
Missouri county wants large hog farms gone (12/08/01)
BROOKFIELD, Mo. -- The first Missouri county to adopt health laws controlling the size of livestock operations could now be the first to tell Premium Standard Farms Inc. to take its hogs and leave. Commissioners of Linn County, upset by a 500,000-gallon spill of untreated hog waste that flowed into Locust Creek last month, demanded Thursday that Premium Standard remove all of its hogs from the county...
Southwestern Bell offers long-distance service (12/08/01)
SBC Southwestern Bell began offering long-distance telephone service in Missouri on Friday, less than a month after receiving permission to do so from the Federal Communications Commission. "This was a really key component in the product line that we feel we have to offer," said Jan Newton, the company's Missouri president. "Customers have told us for a long time they would like one telecom provider that offers all the telecom products."...
Jobless rate up to 5.7 percent (12/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate shot up to 5.7 percent in November as the job loss total for the past two months hit 800,000, the worst performance in more than two decades. The Labor Department report Friday showed just how devastating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were on the labor market, prompting huge layoffs across a wide swath of the U.S. economy, with airlines and other travel-related industries particularly hard-hit...
Bush says no truce, treaty with terrorists (12/08/01)
NORFOLK, Va. -- President Bush ruled out "a truce or a treaty" with any Taliban or terrorist enemy in Afghan-istan as Taliban fighters abandoned their last bastion, Kandahar. The president and 25 living witnesses to the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered with hundreds of uniformed sailors Friday on the deck of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise. The president marked the 60th anniversary of the attack and honored U.S. forces responding to the September terrorist attacks...
Congress told of youth smoking law problems (12/08/01)
WASHINGTON -- State enforcement of a youth smoking law is inadequate, and the federal government should pay more attention to the problem, congressional investigators said Friday. The General Accounting Office said states often rely on inaccurate and incomplete lists of retailers when deciding which stores to inspect, and tracking tobacco vending machines is even less successful...
Federal court limits scope of Megan's Law (12/08/01)
TRENTON, N.J. -- A federal judge has ruled that New Jersey can list sex offenders' names but not their addresses or even their hometowns when it begins posting Megan's Law information on the Internet next month. U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas declared Thursday that an offender's constitutional right to privacy trumps any state need to broadcast the information...
Fallout shelters making comeback (12/08/01)
Fearing nuclear terrorism, Americans are building home fallout shelters in numbers unseen since the peak of the Cold War, sometimes even mortgaging homes to cover costs, say shelter makers and designers. Some corporations are giving the shelters to top executives as a perk, one dealer said...
Mail zapped for anthrax catches fire (12/08/01)
BRIDGEPORT, N.J. -- Batches of mail being treated with radiation to eliminate possible anthrax contamination caught fire, apparently because some material overheated, officials said Friday. Hundreds of large envelopes and magazines -- 90 pounds in all -- were destroyed during two small fires, one Thursday and one early Friday, the Postal Service said...
Strangler's family wants prosecutors to reopen case (12/08/01)
BOSTON -- Relatives of a man long-suspected of being the Boston Strangler on Friday accused prosecutors of stonewalling rather than reopening the case using new DNA evidence to find the real culprit. The families of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to the murders but later recanted, said authorities have ignored inconsistencies between DeSalvo's confession and the 11 killings...
Leaked report on 1998 Omagh bomb stirs anger (12/08/01)
OMAGH, Northern Ireland -- Relatives of 29 people killed in Northern Ireland's deadliest terrorist strike demanded a public inquiry Friday into allegations that senior police officers suppressed warnings that might have stopped the attack. A car bomb planted by Irish Republican Army dissidents in Omagh Aug. 15, 1998, tore through a crowd that had been accidentally evacuated toward the blast...
Israel hits Gaza police compound (12/08/01)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- After a lull in attacks, Israel renewed its retaliatory strikes against Palestinian targets in Gaza with a missile raid on a security compound today and a bombing attack hours earlier that left 20 people wounded. Two helicopters fired nine missiles into buildings belonging to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's personal guard, known as Force 17, and the military intelligence service in the pre-dawn raid, Palestinian security officials said...
Taliban flee rather than surrender (12/08/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban forces abandoned their last stronghold Friday without a fight but with their weapons, freeing Kandahar from the Islamic militia's harsh grip. U.S. forces battled to block their escape, and Afghanistan's new leader vowed to arrest the fugitive mullah, Mohammed Omar...
Jackson falls victim to third-quarter lull (12/08/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A weak third-quarter performance proved to be Jackson's undoing in a 75-64 loss to Dexter Friday night. The Indians (2-2) outscored the Bearcats in the first, second and fourth quarters, but were outgunned 22-7 in the crucial third period. The win kept Dexter's record perfect at 4-0...
Oran gets jump on Scott City, triumphs 58-41 (12/08/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- By the time the Scott City Rams woke up, it was too late. Oran made its first five shots and scored 11 straight points to open the game and Scott City couldn't recover as the Eagles improved to 3-1 with a 58-41 victory Friday night...
New Madrid repeats as Sikeston champ (12/08/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- New Madrid County Central, the two-time defending Class 3A state champion, captured its third straight Sikeston Invitational boys basketball tournament title by defeating Poplar Bluff 62-53 Friday night. The top-seeded Eagles (4-0) were led by Dereke Tipler with 23 points. Also in double figures were Ronland Ranson with 15 and Terrance Smith with 12. The third-seeded Mules (5-1) got 14 points from Tony Webb and 12 from Cheron Pearson...
Vols can tidy up big BCS mess with win over LSU (12/08/01)
ATLANTA -- The Bowl Championship Series will be the subject of fierce debate this year, no matter who winds up in the Rose Bowl against top-ranked Miami. Certainly, though, No. 2 Tennessee presents the most appealing option to nervous BCS officials...
Which QB? Heisman race is too close to call (12/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Best athlete? Best career? Best stats? Best team? The Heisman Trophy means many things to many voters, and that's why this year's race has been one of the more unpredictable in the 67-year history of the award. Four quarterbacks -- Miami's Ken Dorsey, Oregon's Joey Harrington, Nebraska's Eric Crouch and Florida's Rex Grossman -- are the finalists for college football's top individual award, which will be presented tonight at a midtown hotel...
Conditions ripe for SE's 1st win (12/08/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's Indians, after playing Vanderbilt to within five points Wednesday, appear poised to finally break into the win column tonight. But Southeast coach Gary Garner warns that the Indians can't assume they will beat Division II North Alabama by simply showing up -- not that he figures his 0-5 squad will take the 2-5 Lions lightly...
Otahkians seek win prior to long break (12/08/01)
After seeing his team play its last four games away from home, Southeast Missouri State University women's coach Ed Arnzen is happy that the Otahkians will be back at the Show Me Center today. The 5-3 Otahkians, who have lost two straight after previously posting a five-game winning streak, will take on 1-4 Samford from Birmingham, Ala...
Blues battle Kings to 1-1 tie (12/08/01)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- If the St. Louis Blues aren't questioning the value of their $56 million makeover, others are. After tying the Los Angeles Kings 1-1 Thursday night, the Blues remain seventh in the Western Conference, just four games over .500. The Kings are 13th and five games under...
Cards may be close to getting closer (12/08/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals continue to negotiate with free-agent closer Jason Isringhausen, but no deal is imminent, Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow said Friday. A report in Friday's Dallas Morning News said Isringhausen had selected the Cardinals over the Texas Rangers. Bartow said no deal has been finalized, though Isringhausen is the team's top choice for a closer...
Tyson cancels fight for shot at Lewis (12/08/01)
NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson called off his January fight against Ray Mercer so he can challenge heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in April. "This is a business, and I'm sure Ray understands why I need to take Lennox out now," Tyson said in statement Friday. "Lennox made me an offer than I could not refuse, and it is time to give the people what they want."...
NY teams swap Justice, Ventura (12/08/01)
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees made a rare deal with the crosstown Mets on Friday, trading outfielder David Justice for third baseman Robin Ventura. The trade is the first in more than eight years between the teams and the first involving major leaguers since 1992. The teams have exchanged players only six times since the Mets began play in 1962...
SEMO opens indoor track season today (12/08/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's and women's indoor track squads will open the 2001-2002 season today with a five-team meet at Arkansas State. "This is a good opening meet for us," said Southeast coach Joey Haines. "I'm excited about both our men's and women's teams because we have good talent and we are getting great senior leadership."...
Inez Dame (12/08/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Inez E. Dame, 89, of Sikeston died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1912, at Oran, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Ida Pobst Prindle. She and Albert O. Dame were married Feb. 7, 1935, in Sikeston. He died Aug. 25, 1988...
Simon Huey Jr. (12/08/01)
AURORA, Ill. -- Funeral was held Friday for Simon P. Huey Jr., 75, of Aurora at the Aurora First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Golding officiating. Burial was at Maple Park Cemetery. Huey died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield, Ill...
Betty Henderson (12/08/01)
Funeral for Betty T. Henderson of Cape Girardeau will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home. The Rev. James Sanderson will officiate. Burial will be in Bismarck IOOF Cemetery at Bismarck, Mo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. Sunday...
Ethyl Corzine (12/08/01)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Ethyl Corzine, 100, of Seminole, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. She was born May 20, 1901, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Columbus and Elizabeth Knupp Corzine. Formerly of Dongola and Cape Girardeau, she was a retired hairstylist. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Mounds...
Effie Loughary (12/08/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Effie Margaret Loughary, 89, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1912, in Madison County, Mo., daughter of Charlie Burlbaugh and Pearl May Huggins. She and Abner Loughary were married in 1933 at Zalma, Mo. He died in 1986...
Sylvia Glastetter (12/08/01)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Funeral Mass for Sylvia Marie Glastetter of New Hamburg will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. Normand Varone will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo., from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayers will be at 7...
James Swink (12/08/01)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- James C. "Red" Swink, 58, of Dongola died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at his home. He was born April 18, 1943, at Buncombe, Ill., son of Claude A. and Etta L. Smith Swink. He and Donna Childers were married Nov. 9, 1967, in Jonesboro, Ill...
James Hendershott (12/08/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- James Loyd "Jim" Hendershott, 66, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. He was born Dec. 2, 1935, at Hahn in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Early and Dora Shell Hendershott. He and Mary Jane Lacy were married Aug. 31, 1957, at St. Peters, Mo...
Cape police report 12/8/01 (12/08/01)
Cape Girardeau, Saturday, Dec. 8 DWIBethany Ann Ruhland, 21, of 55 N. Benton St. was arrested Friday in the 600 block of Broadway for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsBrian Anthony Burton, 23, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Thursday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Cape woman hurt in accident (12/08/01)
A Cape Girardeau woman was seriously injured Friday when the car she was driving went off a road and struck a tree in Perry County. Dorothy Koenig, 53, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo., after the 10:30-a.m. accident on Route B at Perry County Road 502...
Fire report 12/08/01 (12/08/01)
Cape Girardeau, Saturday, Dec. 8 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 3:53 p.m., a still alarm at 1201 Good Hope. At 4:56 p.m., an emergency medical service at 205 Caruthers. At 6:13 p.m., an emergency medical service at 621 S. Ellis St...
Out of the past 12/8/01 (12/08/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 8, 1991 Board of directors of Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has appointed task force to look at future funding for chamber-operated economic development office; office has been in operation for nearly three years, funded by contributions from chamber members and subsidized by chamber funds; but chamber officials say chamber can't continue to fund office all by itself...
The demons in our land (12/08/01)
$$$Start KENNETT, Mo. -- I suspect many readers have their minds on something other than what's troubling America or what's disturbing Missouri as we turn our attention to more mundane matters. After all, we have gifts to buy for Aunt Maude and Uncle Harry, and there's that big decision on whether the old holiday door wreath still looks presentable...
Bridge-route plan is good place to start (12/08/01)
With the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge under construction since 1996, the structure in its unfinished form seems so much a part of our lives that it is difficult to imagine cars ever crossing it. But they will. Missouri Department of Transportation officials say the bridge will be completed in 2003. And so Old Town Cape is acting now to prevail upon the city council to provide the most desirable route between that bridge and downtown...
Local economy continues to buck trends (12/08/01)
The financial headlines have been almost merciless: A recession is official. Employees across the nation are facing layoffs. People are holding tight to their money. But the headlines in Cape Girardeau have been encouraging, specifically "Building continues in Cape despite news of recession" and "New schools mean business."...
Teach children about God's love, not separation (12/08/01)
To the editor: The question of determining whether a child loves Harry Potter as much as Jesus is absurd. Am I to assume we are not to have a passion over anything other than Jesus? If the child who loves Harry is in a foxhole someday, I doubt if his first priority will be to pray to Harry...
Cape's downtown churches affect quality of life (12/08/01)
To the editor: On behalf of the Downtown Council of Churches, I want to commend the Old Town Cape program. The downtown churches have appreciated the efforts of Catherine Dunlap Stock for many reasons. Thousands of folks still worship in our historic and vital churches. We look forward to working together with the city, university and our greater Cape Girardeau community in the revitalization process. We envision a downtown neighborhood that offers a quality of life for all...
Stadium proposal would generate more revenue (12/08/01)
To the editor: I would like to respond to a a recent Speak Out, "Welfare for St. Louis." The caller said a letter to the editor was flawed when it stated that the new stadium in St. Louis would cost the taxpayers nothing. The caller is the one who is inaccurate. ...
Speak Out 12/8/01 (12/08/01)
Reading list THOUGH DR. Michael Devaney's sophisticated endorsement of a globalized economy was extremely well-written, it was tragically flawed. Speak Out space does not allow for all of the accurate but arcane theoretical models needed to demonstrate the untruths in Devaney's thesis. ...