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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2002

Kinder calls for civility in Senate (01/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As Republicans began their first full year running the Senate since their mid-session takeover of 2001, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder on Wednesday called for cooperation and civility among his colleagues. Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, made his comments during his opening address before the chamber, which Republicans narrowly control by a single vote...
Police, family say missing Illinois man is likely dead (01/10/02)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Linda Gibbs is speaking of her husband of 34 years in the past tense now. "He played that guitar all the time," Gibbs said Wednesday. "He loved old country, the older ones: Ray Price, Vince Gill. He'd sit out in the garage and put in a tape and play along with it. He found it relaxing."...
Area livestock auctions 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
Fruitland Livestock FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Tuesday. Receipts, 575; last week, 504; last year, 1,140. Due to the holidays there were no sales the past two weeks, however, compared to Dec. 18 market today's sale steers and heifers sold 4.00-8.00 higher...
Panel gives initial OK to taller cell tower (01/10/02)
The nation's largest Sprint affiliate received the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission's OK on Wednesday to replace a monopole tower on Broadway with one 20 feet taller. City council members must grant final approval, and they will consider the issue on Feb. 4...
Girl injured in Jan. 2 crash transferred; father still critical (01/10/02)
Ashley Gates, the 11-year-old girl injured Jan. 2 in a Scott County accident that took the life of her sister and aunt, was transferred to St. Louis Children's Hospital on Wednesday for treatment. Ashley's father, 51-year-old James Gates, remains in the hospital's critical care unit...
Woman is killed, three hurt in flaming car wreck (01/10/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- Wanda Blattel of Delta helped pull a man out of a burning van Wednesday in a five-car accident on Highway 25 between Delta and Advance. One woman was killed and three were injured, Highway Patrol Sgt. Dale Moreland said. Nine people were in the five cars...
Wider is better on Siemers Drive (01/10/02)
Fashion Bug employee Ella Sperino's one-hour daily commute from Puxico, Mo., is long enough without traffic problems. And if the city of Cape Girardeau had stuck with its original plan, Sperino likely would still be fighting traffic on Siemers Drive until at least the summer of 2003...
State digest 1/10 (01/10/02)
Howell County man dies in suspicious garage fire WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Smoke inhalation likely caused the death of a Howell County man whose body was found in a fire-damaged garage, authorities said. An autopsy on John Trench, 49, did not indicate anything suspicious, authorities said Wednesday. The Greene County Medical Examiner's office said it would wait for toxicology and other tests -- expected in about three weeks -- before making a final ruling...
Legislators agree to give Ryan added power to make cuts (01/10/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to give Gov. George Ryan more power to cut the state budget if government revenues fall further. The deal would let Ryan cut his agencies' budgets up to 5 percent if necessary. He would be free to pick and choose which agencies are cut and by how much...
Organizers pledge to fix problems for Route 66 festival (01/10/02)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Organizers of the annual Route 66 Music Festival are pledging to fix past problems, while delivering a top-notch lineup of entertainers. The event is planned for July 18-21 on the same private property in Joplin where last year's show was held. Organizers also have increased the talent budget by $100,000. Confirmed acts include Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers and David Ball...
Bearing the torch - Olympic fire crosses Missouri (01/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Baseball figure Buck O'Neil greeted the Olympic torch as it arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, continuing its winding course that included earlier Missouri stops. Hundreds of people lined 18th Street waving American flags as runner Joshua Moore carried the torch on its first leg through the city's historic jazz district...
St. Louis election board member resigns position (01/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A Republican member of the city's election board has resigned, dealing a setback to a body charged with reversing a history of trouble at the polls. Judy Zakibe, nominated by Democratic Gov. Bob Holden, said Wednesday she was leaving because her nomination was opposed by other Republicans in the city. ...
Remains found of man missing for five years (01/10/02)
GRAY SUMMIT, Mo. -- Skeletal remains found last week in eastern Missouri are those of a man missing for more than five years. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said the man's name was inscribed on the plate of his false teeth and matches that of a St. Clair man reported missing in April after relatives had not heard from him since 1996...
Legislature opens session preparing for inevitable cuts (01/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers braced for tough budget decisions and pledged to protect education funding as they started the 2002 legislative session Wednesday. As the gavels fell in the House and Senate on the largely ceremonial first day, many talked of the need to cooperate to balance a budget that likely will require cutting some programs to expand others...
Uncle acquitted of sex crimes (01/10/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A once tightknit family has been torn apart by allegations made from a nephew in regard to his uncle. Could the uncle's acquittal in court here Tuesday after a two-day trial offer any recourse to repair the relationship? Terry Keating of Hornersville, Mo., was on trial on allegations he had sexually molested his nephew Roger Wilkins when Wilkins was a child...
Region digest 1/10 (01/10/02)
Poplar Bluff man joins U.S. attorney's office POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- After years in private practice, a Poplar Bluff attorney was sworn in this week as one of the state's newest assistant U.S. attorneys. Keith D. Sorrell was one of three attorneys joining the U.S. attorney's office to focus on violent crime, said U.S. Attorney Raymond Gruender...
River study's findings (01/10/02)
Some findings in the National Research Council report on its two-year study of the Missouri River ecosystem: The ecosystem of the Missouri River is declining and will suffer irreversible damage without a return to a more natural, meandering ebb and flow...
Senator cool to tax bailout of jobless fund (01/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A key senator expressed reservations Wednesday about requiring businesses to pay greater fees to keep Missouri's unemployment benefit fund solvent. State Auditor Claire McCaskill released an audit Wednesday claiming that, as early as 2003, the state's Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund is expected to pay out $414 million more than it receives, which will lead to the fund's insolvency...
St. Louis election board member resigns (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Republican member of the city's election board has resigned, dealing a setback to a body charged with reversing a history of trouble at the polls. Judy Zakibe, nominated by Democratic Gov. Bob Holden, said Wednesday she was leaving because her nomination was opposed by other Republicans in the city. ...
Missouri lawmakers consider security improvements (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri needs to spend another $2 million to $3 million to address immediate security concerns, the governor's security adviser told legislative budget writers Thursday. The money for security improvements will be requested by various state agencies for the budget year that begins July 1, Tim Daniel told the Senate Appropriations Committee...
Report - River should meander freely (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Missouri River should meander freely along some stretches, returning to the conditions that existed before dams and channels created barge traffic routes, the National Research Council said Wednesday. A more natural flow might entail an end to navigation along portions that are open to towboat traffic, but entire species of birds and fish may disappear without it, the council said...
Low-salt, low-protein diet can prevent kidney stones (01/10/02)
A diet low in salt and meat can dramatically reduce the risk of kidney stones, according to an Italian study that could spell the end for the low-calcium diet that doctors have been recommending for years. About 10 percent of the U.S. population -- and a much larger percentage of men, who make up 80 percent of sufferers -- will have at least one kidney stone sometime in their lives, and it can be excruciatingly painful. ...
Minnesota Public Radio cuts staff, trims budget (01/10/02)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Public Radio, one of the largest public radio networks, will cut jobs from its staff and trim back its current year's budget. MPR President Bill Kling said the network's budget will grow by 6 percent in the 2002 fiscal year instead of 15 percent as originally expected. The 2002 fiscal year began last July...
Bush to restore food stamps for legal immigrants (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants to reverse part of the 1996 welfare overhaul and restore food stamps for 363,000 legal immigrants, an idea that probably will be well received by Hispanic voters this election year. Immigrants who have lived in the country for at least five years would be eligible for the benefits under the proposal that will be part of President Bush's 2003 budget. ...
Ashcroft agenda includes more than just terrorism (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- Before the terrorist attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft was pursuing an agenda that made those on the right smile. In a post-Sept. 11 America where the public backs stern law enforcement, Ashcroft is pushing ahead -- some say with greater zeal than ever -- with the kinds of right-leaning policies that have marked his career. He's standing up for gun rights, opposing assisted suicide, promoting out-of-court settlements with tobacco companies and Microsoft...
Government announces criminal investigation of Enron (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Enron Corp., whose employees lost billions when the company barred them from selling plummeting Enron shares from their retirement accounts. The department has formed a national task force, headed by the criminal division and made up of federal prosecutors in Houston, San Francisco, New York and several other cities, said a Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity...
President raising funds once again (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is stepping back into political fund raising for the first time since before Sept. 11, and his spokesman argued Wednesday that doing so will advance his agenda, democracy and the national interest. Bush was headlining a fund-raiser for brother Jeb's re-election as governor of Florida, an event that was expected to raise tens of thousands of dollars...
Financing deals continue in new year (01/10/02)
It might be too late to get zero-percent financing on a new car, but consumers should continue to get interest-free deals on computers, furniture, TV sets and other big-ticket merchandise, a long-standing tradition in the retail industry. But merchants are unlikely to be as generous as they were this past holiday season, when stores including Home Depot Inc. extended the terms on no-interest loans and made them available on a wider selection of merchandise...
Hamburger chain faces life without founder (01/10/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Future Wendy's commercials will carry on the homespun tradition that founder Dave Thomas used to help turn the hamburger chain into one of the world's top fast-food enterprises. Thomas, who began pitching his burgers and fries in television commercials in 1989 and went on to become a household face, died Tuesday of liver cancer at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ...
University group, drug company settle stem cell lawsuit (01/10/02)
MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin's patent agency and a California company have settled a federal lawsuit over human embryonic stem cell technology, the groups said Wednesday. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation filed the lawsuit in August against Geron Corp. of Menlo Park, Calif., to prevent Geron from interfering with the foundation's ability to contract with other firms to further develop stem cell technology...
Fuel cell plan to reduce oil import dependence (01/10/02)
DETROIT -- The Bush administration launched a partnership Wednesday with domestic automakers to spur the growth of hydrogen fuel cells for the next generation of cars and trucks, hoping to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil while reducing tailpipe pollution...
Poultry farmers watch for avian flu (01/10/02)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A strain of avian influenza that contaminated chickens in east-central Pennsylvania and caused agriculture officials to order the gassing of 135,000 birds appears to have been contained, but poultry farmers say it's too early to let their guard down...
Many young college grads faced with crushing debts (01/10/02)
Christian Miller can't get a car loan and, at age 27, has returned to his parents' New Jersey home, forced back by the double load of credit card debt and student loans. Like other twentysomethings across America, he's found that graduating from college means having to face tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Some even drop out before they finish school, while a growing number are declaring bankruptcy...
Fired plant worker accused of threats (01/10/02)
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. -- A man who allegedly threatened to kill his former co-workers after he was fired from a nuclear power plant was in custody Wednesday after authorities found a weapons cache that included a rocket launcher and hand grenades...
Need for gay senior housing growing, say advocates (01/10/02)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- When Jalna Perry could no longer afford her assisted living center, she knew she would have to move, and that meant more than just giving up friends and a comfortable place to live. It meant losing the peace of mind of knowing her neighbors had accepted her homosexuality...
People talk 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
Canadian singer calls bare torso in photo fake LONDON -- Nelly Furtado is miffed about a midriff. The Canadian singer has complained that a photo of her on the cover of British men's magazine FHM was digitally altered to show a bare torso -- and it's not hers...
'Secret Santa' gift prompts lost job (01/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Secret Santa's gift may have backfired. A security guard at Macy's flagship store at New York City's 34th Street lost his job shortly after receiving $100 from "Secret Santa," a Kansas City-area businessman who hands out cash anonymously at Christmas...
Study - Low-salt, low-protein diet can prevent kidney stones (01/10/02)
A diet low in salt and meat can dramatically reduce the risk of kidney stones, according to an Italian study that could spell the end for the low-calcium diet that doctors have been recommending for years. About 10 percent of the U.S. population -- and a much larger percentage of men, who make up 80 percent of sufferers -- will have at least one kidney stone sometime in their lives, and it can be excruciatingly painful. ...
UCLA announce first test to record Alzheimer's onset (01/10/02)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles said Wednesday they have created the first test that records the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The test, which identifies lesions associated with Alzheimer's in a person's brain, could improve early diagnosis and lead to more effective treatment, said Dr. Stephen Bartels, president of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry...
Georgia insurer settling race-bias suit (01/10/02)
A Georgia insurance company will pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of charging blacks higher premiums for decades, a source close to the negotiations said Wednesday. Life Insurance Co. of Georgia said only that it expects a settlement of the federal class-action suit "in the very near future."...
Cut from a different cloth (01/10/02)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The future of the American textile industry isn't in stitching and dyeing, experts say, but in designing and engineering. That means finding new uses for textiles, new ways to make material that looks like textiles -- including fabric derived from corn, sea creatures or even genetically engineered goat's milk -- and doing it all in a way that requires less labor...
Dad claims self-defense in hockey practice death (01/10/02)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Shedding tears and getting choked up at times, the burly truck driver who beat another father to death at their sons' hockey practice testified Wednesday that the other guy took a swing at him first and that he fought back in self-defense...
Wisconsin changes welfare program after audit criticism (01/10/02)
MADISON, Wis. -- Welfare recipients whose disabilities keep them from complying with state work rules won't unfairly lose out on state assistance, under new changes to Wisconsin's pioneering welfare-to-work program. Rachel Biittner, spokeswoman for the Department of Workforce Development, said the changes should improve the Wisconsin Works program, which has been criticized in state audits for getting relatively few people out of poverty...
U.S. wary of pushing too hard, hurting Afghanistan's Karzai (01/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- At the Pentagon, a top general says America "absolutely" expects to be given custody of senior Taliban officials like the former justice minister. Hours later, an Afghan commander says he has set the minister free, to face no punishment...
Marines' plane crashes in Pakistan (01/10/02)
A U.S. military tanker plane crashed into a mountain in Pakistan, killing seven Marines, the Pentagon said. One of the seven identified, Marine Capt. Daniel Gardner McCollum, was the son-in-law of Jenny and Bill Harkey of Cape Girardeau. The Harkeys' daughter, Jennifer, married McCollum last May. She lives in San Diego, Calif...
Harsh terrain hampers efforts to recover Marines' bodies (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Steep, rocky terrain hindered efforts Thursday to recover the bodies of seven marines killed when their tanker plane crashed into a mountain in Pakistan, defense officials said. It was the worst U.S. casualty toll of the Afghanistan campaign, and included the first woman killed since U.S.-led Afghan bombing began in early October...
Bush orders review of rules on pension, 401(k) plans (01/10/02)
AP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, in a follow-up to the criminal investigation of Enron Corp., has ordered the Treasury Department to review rules regulating company pension and 401(k) plans, The Associated Press has learned...
U.S. forces begin assembling prisoners for move to Cuba (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Taliban and al-Qaida war prisoners, hooded and chained, are being assembled by U.S. forces at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan for movement to a detention facility in Cuba. In an operation presenting what officials Thursday called an unprecedented security challenge, prisoners were shuttled from locations throughout Afghanistan to the Marines' main jail at the airport. Others were moved from the Navy's USS Bataan in the Arabian Sea...
Stocks stall on profit-taking, anticipation of earnings reports (01/10/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street meandered through a lackluster session Thursday, unimpressed by better-than-expected retail sales and a drop in unemployment claims that indicated the economy might be turning around. The major indexes showed little change in sluggish trading that analysts attributed to profit-taking from last week's big rally. They also said investors are waiting to see more fourth-quarter results before making substantial commitments to stocks...
Energy secretary picks Nevada site nation's nuclear waste (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Addressing the most troubling issue facing the nuclear industry, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Thursday chose Yucca Mountain in Nevada to be the nation's burial site for thousands of tons of nuclear waste...
Milosevic defiant before Yugoslav tribunal (01/10/02)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic made a defiant appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal Wednesday, dismissing the judges as biased in his last hearing before going on trial for alleged war crimes in Kosovo. Keeping up his opposition to the U.N. court, Milosevic clashed with presiding Judge Richard May of Britain and said his case was unfair because it was based only on British intelligence and would be presented by a British judge...
Palestinian attack kills four Israeli soldiers, shatters calm (01/10/02)
JERUSALEM -- Tossing grenades and firing rifles, two men in Palestinian police uniforms burst onto an Israeli army post near the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing four soldiers before being shot dead themselves. It was the first deadly Palestinian assault on Israelis in nearly a month and threatened to subvert efforts for a formal Mideast truce...
French agency urges end to systematic herd slaughters (01/10/02)
PARIS -- In a sign that fears over mad cow disease may be waning, France's food safety agency on Wednesday recommended scaling back the slaughter of potentially infected cattle. The government agency called for an end to the systematic killing of herds in which the brain-wasting disease is found -- a policy in effect since 1994...
Camp for war prisoners goes up in Guantanamo (01/10/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- U.S. troops were hurriedly building makeshift cells out of chain-link fences for the first Afghan inmates expected this week at this remote U.S. Navy base in Cuba. "I have 100 cells prepared," said Brig. Gen. Mike Lehnert, who is leading a joint task force of 660 service men and women deployed to build the new prison camp at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base...
Armed men ordered off Kabul streets (01/10/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In a bid to disarm a capital city rife with automatic rifles and rocket launchers, the new Afghan government said Wednesday it has ordered all armed men off the streets of Kabul within 72 hours. However, the order may not go as far as the United Nations wants. U.N. officials say all Afghan soldiers should leave Kabul, something Interior Minister Younus Qanooni says isn't going to happen...
India claims second Pakistani spy plane entered its air space (01/10/02)
JAMMU, India -- An unmanned Pakistani spy plane invaded Indian air space Wednesday for the second time this week, broaching an area south of the capital of Jammu-Kashmir state, an Indian Army officer said. Security forces fired at the drone but it returned to Pakistan unharmed after 10 minutes, the officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity. There was no immediate comment from Pakistan...
Argentines chafe under banking freeze (01/10/02)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Carlos Lema lined up behind dozens of cash-hungry Argentines pouring into a Buenos Aires bank on Wednesday, fuming over a banking freeze that has choked off access to ready money as the government prepares to let the value of the peso float on the currency market...
Taliban officials arrested and freed (01/10/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Seven high-ranking Taliban officials -- including the ex-justice minister -- surrendered to Afghan commanders but were set free by local officials, the Afghan government said Wednesday, even though U.S. officials want Taliban leaders turned over...
U.S. holds al-Qaida prisoners under tight security for transfer (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- The first planeload of al-Qaida prisoners departed a Marine base at Kandahar's airport Thursday night, flown to a U.S. military detention camp in Cuba, a spokesman said. Small arms fire erupted from the northern edge of the base as the plane took off, and the Marines responded with heavy fire, Marine Lt. ...
U.S. ships first batch of al-Qaida prisoners to Guantanamo (01/10/02)
Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Marines began an extraordinary security mission on Thursday night -- flying the first of hundreds of al-Qaida prisoners to a U.S. base on Cuba, where they are to be held for questioning and possible trial...
Otahkians face OVC power E. Kentucky (01/10/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians were unable to knock off one Ohio Valley Conference powerhouse Tuesday night. Today the Otahkians (8-4,1-1 OVC) will get a crack at another league heavyweight when first-place Eastern Kentucky (10-3, 2-0) pays a visit to the Show Me Center...
Dexter's Hale gets quick initiation to college hoops (01/10/02)
Sure, Brett Hale has experienced growing pains as he was forced to adjust to college basketball on the fly. But, by all accounts, Hale has acquitted himself well during his rookie season at Southeast Missouri State University. It's a long way from Dexter High School -- at this time last year, Hale was starring for the Bearcats -- to the Division I level, but Southeast coach Gary Garner believes his freshman guard is making a smooth transition...
Rep. Conyers says Selig should resign (01/10/02)
AP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A day after urging Bud Selig to resign, the House Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat said he would back off if the baseball commissioner dropped his threat to eliminate teams this season. Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan said Wednesday that Selig appeared to violate major league rules in a 1995 loan from a company controlled by the Minnesota Twins owner...
Boo who? Weekley takes place on PGA Tour (01/10/02)
HONOLULU -- Boo Weekley stepped out of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and dipped his toes in the Pacific waters that surround Oahu, a long way from his rural home in the Florida Panhandle and the simple life he has led for 28 years. Equipment companies had bags stuffed with drivers and putters, ready to give him whatever he wanted. He already has done about 30 interviews in the five weeks since PGA Tour qualifying school, where he came out of nowhere to earn his card...
Warner wins second MVP (01/10/02)
Rams quarterback edges teammate Marshall Faulk in balloting by nationwide panel. By Barry Wilner ~ The Associated Press Kurt Warner won his second MVP award in silence. Plagued by damaged vocal chords, Warner was unable to talk about it Wednesday when he won The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award, surpassing the likes of Dan Marino and John Elway in the process...
Bears fullback Shelton suspended for playoffs (01/10/02)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Daimon Shelton revealed three months ago he would appeal a positive test for a substance banned by the NFL that was contained in an over-the-counter fat burner he took. After numerous delays, the NFL finally made its ruling and now the Chicago Bears' 258-pound fullback will miss the playoffs. He's been suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances...
Cardinals tap Japan for outfielder Taguchi (01/10/02)
By Jim Salter ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have turned to Japan to help fill a vacancy in the outfield, signing So Taguchi to a three-year contract, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed...
Selig asks players to accept luxury tax (01/10/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig asked players Wednesday to accept a luxury tax that would slow the increase of salaries and proposed that teams vastly increase the amount of local revenue they share. Selig spoke for nearly four hours during a bargaining session at major league baseball's headquarters and explained management's central economic proposals for a labor contract to replace the agreement that expired Nov. 7...
McNabb is McClutch (01/10/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb checked the scoreboard and the game clock, looked at each of his teammates in the huddle, and smiled. Pressure? McNabb didn't feel any, and he made sure his teammates didn't either. When the Philadelphia Eagles needed McNabb most, he came through, leading the offense to 10 points in the final 2:33 of Sunday's NFC East-clinching 24-21 victory over the New York Giants...
Iowa State deals 71-67 loss to MU (01/10/02)
Cyclones shoots high percentage in second half to beat slumping Tigers. By Chuck Schoffner ~ The Associated Press AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State's victory over No. 17 Missouri almost was enough to make a grown man cry. And Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy admitted that just about happened after his team beat Missouri 71-67 Wednesday night behind Tyray Pearson's career-high 28 points...
Dodgers win the bidding for Japanese pitcher Ishii (01/10/02)
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Dodgers won the rights to pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii on Wednesday with a bid of about $11.25 million. The Yakult Swallows, his team in Japan's Central League, accepted the winning bid Wednesday knowing only the amount, not the identity of the bidder...
Sports digest 1/10/01 (01/10/02)
College
  • Southeast Missouri State University soccer players Beth Guccione and Jenny Hamilton were recently named to the SoccerBuzz All-Central region third team. Guccione, a senior goalkeeper, and Hamilton, a junior defender, are the first Otahkians honored nationally in the program's three-year history...
  • Health calendar 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
    Today Blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at St. Francis Education Center. Call 331-5107 for information. Heart smart screening from 8-10 a.m. at Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For appointment, call 651-5825...
    Songs you can't live without (01/10/02)
    Jan. 10, 2002 Dear Julie, Huge receivers listen for signs of life in the universe. Walt Whitman heard America singing. Our new beagle Alvie, who perhaps dogged birds in his previous wanderings, lies on the floor of the room where DC's parakeets and finches live, hungrily attentive to their songs. Off Maui a few years ago, DC swam with humpback whales whose songs, like a classical composer's, are constructed from many different themes. ...
    Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw win American Music Awards (01/10/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Newcomer Alicia Keys and soul divas Destiny's Child won two American Music Awards Wednesday night, while singer Aaliyah was posthumously honored as favorite female soul artist. "We accept this award on behalf of Aaliyah. Everybody stand up," singer Ginuwine said, commanding a somber standing ovation for the singer killed last summer in a plane crash...
    Rev. Paul Faris (01/10/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Rev. Paul Faris, 75, of Charleston died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Franklin, Ark., son of H.B. and Winnie J. Tadlock Faris. He and Dorothy Herndon were married Dec. 16, 1944. Faris was ordained in 1954 and was pastor of Trinity Pentecostal Church 35 years. He and his wife operated Faris Shoe Repair in Charleston from 1962-94, and in Sikeston, Mo., from 1963-91...
    Marie Niswonger (01/10/02)
    Marie Deneke Niswonger died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau from Alzheimer's Disease. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, at Gordonville, Mo., daughter of William A. and Pauline Nothdurft Deneke. She married O. David Niswonger Jr. Aug. 1, 1948, in Gordonville, at Zion Methodist Church. They had three children: O. David III, Mary Dee and John W., who were all born Feb. 25...
    Glenna Cline (01/10/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Glenna W. Cline, 57, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Wilma Middleton (01/10/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Wilma Lee Middleton, 55, of Scott City died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Miner, Mo. She was born Oct. 21, 1946, at Dexter, Mo., daughter of J.L. and Willene Kimbrel Simpson Jr. She and Gary Middleton were married Nov. 5, 1982, at Advance, Mo...
    Agatha Phillips (01/10/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Agatha Marie Phillips, 81, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 20, 1920, at Valley Park, Mo., daughter of Arthur Theodore and Sarah Elizabeth Hicks Heinemann. She and George Arthur Phillips Sr. were married May 16, 1936...
    H.B. Norman (01/10/02)
    SENATH, Mo. -- Funeral for H.B. Norman of Senath was held Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gene West officiated. Burial was in Senath Cemetery. Norman, 83, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Northeast Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro...
    Lucy Stacey (01/10/02)
    Lucy Evelyn Stacey, 93, of Cullowhee, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Skyland Care Center, following a brief illness. She was born at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Matt and Melinda Jane Stephens. She married Rufus Stacey, who preceded her in death...
    Monroe Norris (01/10/02)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Monroe Norris, 83, of Thebes died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 8, 1919, at Commerce, Mo., son of James Martin and Fannie Lofton Norris. He and Virginia Pauline Sickler were married Feb. 26, 1935. She preceded him in death. He and Georgette Sue White Meggs were married Jan. 18, 1975...
    Births 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
    Southerland Daughter to Vanessa Marie Southerland of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002. Name, Talasha Ann Marie. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Southerland is the daughter of Clara Southerland and Willie Southerland of Jackson, Mo. She is a student...
    Jackson fire report 1/10 (01/10/02)
    Jackson Thursday, Jan. 10 Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: A citizen assist on East Main Street.
    Cape police report 1/10 (01/10/02)
    Thursday, Jan. 10 Cape Girardeau DWIGeorge Davidson Jolly II, 30, 1113 Hidden Valley, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving. He also was arrested for a Scott County warrant for failing to appear for bad checks...
    Out of the past 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
    10 years ago: Jan. 10, 1992 City officials are on track to meet city's May 1 goal to convert operation of city's water system from Union Electric to city; Union Electric and Mid-Missouri Engineering Inc., engineering firm contracted to operate water system for city, have met several times to "iron out" various matters tied to transaction; local voters approved city's purchase of system in November...
    Federal purchases of airline stock - bad idea (01/10/02)
    A worse idea is hard to imagine than that the federal government could end up owning large chunks of stock in our commercial airlines. Yet that is where we could be heading due to a provision in the post-Sept. 11 federal airline bailout package. The potential stock purchases were made possible by a provision in the $15 billion bailout bill to help the airline industry following September's terror attacks on New York and the Pentagon. ...
    Reporting of driving convictions is essential (01/10/02)
    A recent state audit shows that more than 10 percent of Missouri's alcohol- and drug-related driving convictions aren't being reported to state agencies. This means that some drivers found guilty of endangering the lives of others are escaping tougher laws that mandate license suspension, counseling or jail terms...
    Differing opinion doesn't make him unprincipled joke (01/10/02)
    To the editor: This letter is in response to the person who personally attacked Jared Brown and called him an "unprincipled joke" under the cover of the Speak Out column. Brown is one of the most principled people I know, and I'm glad to consider him a friend. ...
    Congressman lives up to oath and principles (01/10/02)
    To the editor: Ron Paul, Republican U.S. representative from Texas, may be the last American in Congress. He is the only one who questions the motives or the constitutionality of congressional actions. For many years, taking the oath to support and defend the Constitution has not deterred congressmen from exploiting and enslaving some American citizens in order to promote and pay off those who found favor with the government. ...
    Editorials flip over presidential appointments (01/10/02)
    To the editor: How short is your memory? While under the administration of the previous president, you lauded the efforts of certain U.S. senators to block appointees that you deemed unsuitable. A president's appointments are generally regarded among the most political actions that he takes and are justly perceived as rewards. It is for these reasons that senatorial review is required for many...
    Speak Out A 1/10/02 (01/10/02)
    Evaluating data THE CATHOLIC school I attended taught aspects of evolution too, but we also attended Mass every day. Both sides of every issue were taught, and I was permitted to make up my own mind only after studying them. Isn't that what real education is about? Now I am a steadfast believer and a devout Catholic who can intelligently give reasons for being both...
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