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Stories from Sunday, March 24, 2002

Panhellenic Council at Southeast wins five awards (03/24/02)
The Panhellenic Council at Southeast Missouri State University won five awards at the Mid-American Greek Conference in Chicago. The council received five of eight "Excellence" awards presented, including awards for academic achievement, council management, philanthropy and community service, public relations and risk reduction and management...
Ex-lieutenant governor to be seminar speaker (03/24/02)
Harriett Woods, former lieutenant governor of Missouri, will present the keynote address at an "Empowering Women to Overcome Adversity" seminar Monday at Southeast Missouri State University. The seminar also will feature a special video address by U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan...
Hackers try to enter Air Force computer network (03/24/02)
FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Hackers operating outside the United States tried unsuccessfully to enter the computer network at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, officials said. There were 125,000 attempts made early Friday, said Lt. Gen. Richard Reynolds, commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center...
Suspect asks for cash, getaway driver (03/24/02)
SHREWSBURY, N.J. -- Cash wasn't the only demand from a bank robbery suspect; she also was hoping the bank would provide a getaway driver. Nira Kay Nevins, 52, of Perth Amboy, was captured less than 40 yards from the bank, just moments after she fled with $5,000...
Home show highlights cooking, gardening (03/24/02)
Tracey Newman revealed some quick and easy methods of preparing meals, and Angie Holtzhouser let visitors in on some secrets to make canned foods taste like homemade. Newman, a Pampered Chef kitchen consultant from Ste. Genevieve, and Holtzhouser, author of the cookbook "Drop Dumplin's & Pan-Fried Memories Along the Mississippi," shared the cooking theater platform at the 22nd annual Southeast Missouri Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show...
cape hub.1a (03/24/02)
Starting from the mid-sized city of Cape Girardeau, population 35,349, a Sunday afternoon drive to any of Southeast Missouri's other counties will tell the story. Take a drive through the curves and hills of Bollinger County and you'll see clusters of clear creeks, numerous pastures and old barns. But you won't find a shopping mall or a movie theater...
Easter eggs draw hundreds (03/24/02)
Four-year-old Zachary Sifford placed his basket down and started going through the half-dozen plastic eggs he had gathered Saturday. Some eggs contained candy. Another had a movie pass in it, and yet another had a coupon for french fries. Sifford and his mother, Angela Brewer of Cape Girardeau, were among the hundreds of people who showed up on a sunny but cold day for the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's annual Easter egg hunt at Capaha Park...
Competition allows supermodels of poultry to show off (03/24/02)
As he stretched his neck and looked toward the ceiling, men and women alike gazed at his tight body and long, muscled thighs. "Kind of little to make good eating," one visitor commented. The Birchen Modern Game bantam cock was one of 1,017 birds entered in the third annual Heartland Poultry Show this weekend at A.C. Brase Arena...
Nurses call union vote attention plea (03/24/02)
Donna Ketterer wants a contract. Without it, she says she and other registered nurses at St. Francis Medical Center can be fired, reassigned or demoted for any reason or no reason at all. And when Madonna Farrow clocked out on Friday, she had worked 130 hours for the previous two weeks. She does it because they ask -- and because there is a nationwide nursing shortage -- but she said she doesn't think a nurse should have to work that much...
Burglar gets 30 years for assault (03/24/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man who has admitted to more than 100 car burglaries was sentenced to 30 years in prison for trying to hit three police officers with a stolen truck. Donnie Emmert, 24, was sentenced Friday in Greene County court for aiming the truck at three officers on Nov. 21, 1999, as they tried to arrest him for car break-ins in motel lots...
More Missourians seeking help for problem gambling (03/24/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More problem gamblers are calling a hotline and asking to be permanently banned from the state's casinos, as efforts to educate the public about the programs expand. The number of calls to the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling's hotline last year jumped 64 percent, to 2,846. That was the largest annual increase since the service began in 1995...
Room for history Museum finds place to display antique hearse (03/24/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Finding a new home for an antique horse-drawn hearse was no problem for the History Museum for Springfield and Greene County. Scott Tillman, who owns four historic buildings in downtown Springfield, offered the use of one of his buildings to store the vehicle...
State unemployment rate falls to 5.2 percent in February (03/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in February to 5.2 percent, the state Economic Development Department said Friday. The state's labor market conditions remained relatively unchanged in February...
Creator of the Dr. Scholl's sandal dies in England (03/24/02)
LONDON -- William Scholl, who took over the family company and made foot care fashionable during the 1960s and '70s with a contoured wooden sandal, has died at age 81. Scholl, nephew of the famous Chicago orthopedic footwear pioneer, died March 15 from a rare form of pneumonia at a hospice in Douglas on the Isle of Man, an island off the northwest coast of England, said his wife, Susan...
Holden visits Herculaneum after reaching agreement with Doe Run (03/24/02)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- Don Taylor has a message for Gov. Bob Holden: he's ready to leave Herculaneum after 55 years as a resident. Holding up a black and orange "House For Sale" sign, Taylor greeted Holden as he toured the town on Saturday, two days after his staff and various state agencies reached an agreement with the Doe Run Co. to buy the properties of about 160 homeowners...
Man accused of killing two neighbors, sheriff's deputy (03/24/02)
TOULON, Ill. -- Investigators say a Toulon man killed a Stark County sheriff's deputy, then kicked in the door of neighbors and killed the couple inside before he was wounded in a gunfight with law officers. State Police spokesman Jeff Darko said Curtis Thompson, 60, is accused of shooting Deputy Adam Streicher, 23, Friday night as Streicher tried to serve a warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor assault charge...
Oak Ridge National Lab to help check textbook facts (03/24/02)
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- The chemical makeup of water. H2O, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Check. Light moves at a faster speed than sound. Check. Some of the nation's top scientists will soon make sure scientific facts like these are right in Tennessee textbooks...
Democrats accuse Talent of running illegal committee (03/24/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Democrats are alleging that a committee set up by Republican Jim Talent last year was an illegal effort to raise money for a political campaign. But Talent said the committee, Missouri Renewal, was legal and served to give him a political platform and help other Missouri Republicans win office...
Archdiocese has paid out $1.6 million in settlements (03/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Believing it was cheaper to settle some cases than fight them in court, the Archdiocese of St. Louis said it has paid about $1.6 million over the past 20 years to alleged victims of sex crimes by priests. "The rationale is to assist people who have brought complaints," said Bernard C. Huger, a lawyer for the archdiocese. "And in some cases, settlements were made even if the claim was considered not to be substantiated."...
Reps faced tough choices in House budget committee (03/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --There is an old Capitol saying: Don't tax you. Don't tax me. Tax the stranger behind that tree. The same do-it-to-somebody-else principle applies to budget cuts. Since lawmakers began working on the state budget in January, various groups that rely on state spending have taken turns lobbying to protect their pieces of the pie...
Bishop - Easter offers renewal for hurt church (03/24/02)
The Catholic Church, suffering because of a national sexual abuse scandal, will overcome it and grow in its faith, said the bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese. The message of Easter will have a new vitality this year because of the church's situation, said the Rev. John J. Leibrecht, the leading authority within the diocese...
Study- Soccer not damaging soccer players' brains (03/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Concussions from heading a soccer ball or running into another player won't keep a young athlete from learning, researchers say. A study of high-level college soccer players who were in the sport since childhood finds that having had more concussions does not impair scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or on research tests of thinking ability...
Israelis hot commodities for homeland security (03/24/02)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Israelis with military or security experience seem to have the inside track with U.S. corporations and government agencies looking for anti-terrorism expertise. Boston's Logan Airport -- which came under heavy criticism because it was the departure point for the jetliners that brought down the World Trade Center -- hired a former security director for Israel's El Al Airlines in October...
FBI limits agents' access to nation's highest secrets (03/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is reducing by hundreds the number of agents with access to the nation's most sensitive secrets and has administered lie detector tests that have identified possible problems with fewer than 10 of its employees, officials said...
Boomers not expected to pay for weddings (03/24/02)
You've seen the kids through braces, through college, and now it's finally time to think of your retirement. But wait, there could be one more big bill to come: your child's wedding. Talk about bad timing for those parents of the bride or groom who also are baby boomers. These people have spent their adult lives dealing with bigger, more pressing financial responsibilities than receptions, flowers and limos...
Economic upturn spurs fears of future inflation troubles (03/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Department store shoppers are getting a bit of sticker shock along with their new spring and summer fashions. Clothing prices in February jumped by the biggest amount in a nearly a year. Airline travelers have seen ticket prices rise for the past two months. Those still wary of flying are not faring any better at the gasoline pump, where prices so far in March are rising at the fastest pace in a year...
Researchers try to pinpoint lava flows for volcanoes (03/24/02)
AMHERST, N.Y. -- Technology being developed at the State University of New York at Buffalo has the potential to identify not just when and where a volcano might erupt but, for the first time, the path of its destruction. Researchers say their work could save the lives of thousands around the world who live in the shadows of volcanoes...
Deserted desert (03/24/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- In the wind-swept desert just west of Cairo, researcher Ann Macy Roth excavates a burial site just behind the Great Pyramid. Some American and other Western archaeologists are concerned that anti-American sentiment since the Sept. 11 attacks might put them at risk in the Middle East. But Roth, who over the last 14 years has excavated, studied and mapped out Pharaonic tombs, is mostly concerned with the heat and the dust...
Judicial panel rejects bias complaint against justice (03/24/02)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A judicial panel has dismissed a bias complaint against state Chief Justice Roy Moore, who called homosexuality an "inherent evil" in ruling that a lesbian was an unfit mother. The gay rights group Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund had filed a petition alleging Moore's comments showed he could not be an impartial judge...
Report- Hijacker may have had anthrax (03/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating a report from medical authorities that one of the Sept. 11 hijackers was treated three months before the terror attacks for a lesion that could have been caused by exposure to anthrax, U.S. officials said Saturday...
Black schools deal with discrimination claims (03/24/02)
DOVER, Del. -- Kathleen Carter says that when she became chairman of the education department at historically black Delaware State University in 1995, she found herself facing more than the usual administrative hassles. Carter, who is white, says she was told that she was usurping blacks' right to govern themselves and that whites in the department were trying to make blacks look bad...
New Mexico fires force evacuations (03/24/02)
ALTO, N.M. -- Wind-whipped grass fires pushed into affluent residential areas in the pine-studded southern New Mexico mountains Saturday, burning at least 32 homes and forcing more than 1,300 residents to evacuate. Two fires consumed at least 3,400 acres, including 1,000 acres in the Kokopelli fire, named after a subdivision where the homes burned, firefighters said...
Kenya's condom ads make youths squirm (03/24/02)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- In bars, shops, restaurants and homes across Kenya, racy TV ads attempting to encourage condom use are making adults fume and adolescents squirm. Letters to the editor in the newspapers of this profoundly conservative East African nation -- where an estimated 700 people die every day from AIDS -- complain that the ads encourage promiscuity. They are also showing up, although in less explicit form, in posters and billboards along the highway...
Technology takes reporting into hostile environments (03/24/02)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Wanted: aggressive war correspondent with interview skills, satellite phone. Mobility required in hostile, rugged terrain. Pay: None. Solar panels a plus. Frustrated by what he considers a dearth of solid news from the Afghan conflict, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher has set about trying to build a roving, multimedia reporter...
Schools warn parents of overweight children (03/24/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Some parents are getting letters home from school these days, but not because their youngsters are acting up or flunking out. The problem is their children are too fat. The letters are worded with more sensitivity than that, of course, but the idea is to encourage parents to change their children's eating habits and help them get more exercise...
Original rock DJ Freed enshrined in hall's wall (03/24/02)
CLEVELAND -- The late, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed has been enshrined at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame -- literally. A brass urn containing Freed's ashes have been sealed in an undisclosed wall at the rock hall. Freed, who died in 1965 at age 43, popularized the term "rock 'n' roll," and Cleveland staked its claim to the rock hall on his legacy...
Remains of 16 taken from WTC (03/24/02)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The remains of 10 people, including two firefighters, were recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center on Saturday. The discoveries followed the overnight removal of six other victims, four of them firefighters...
Three police deaths prod Chicago reflection (03/24/02)
CHICAGO -- White-gloved officers line a city block as the strains of bagpipes break the silence of a cold, bright morning. A grieving widow follows a flag-draped coffin into a church. For the third time in less than nine months, members of the Chicago Police Department mourned a veteran officer shot to death in the line of duty...
SAT change takes California accent (03/24/02)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- In a bid to avoid losing the University of California as a customer, the head of the College Board has proposed overhauling the SAT I test after university officials criticized the exam and announced they were considering dropping it as an admissions standard...
Drama leading up to Oscars ceremony both on, off screen (03/24/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The year of the fantasy film. The year of the musical. The year of the black actor. The year the Oscars came home to Hollywood. The year of badder blood than usual among competing studios. There was plenty of drama on screen and off in the weeks leading up to today's Academy Awards. Squaring off for best picture are "A Beautiful Mind," "Gosford Park," "In the Bedroom," "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "Moulin Rouge."...
From freedom to feedom (03/24/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Surfing the Web these days requires two hands -- one to click the mouse, the other to dig into your pocket to pay fees demanded by sites that used to be free. Every day, it seems, another desperate dot-com concludes it's better to charge a smaller congregation of visitors than to lose money on a mass audience looking to get something for nothing...
American trout may get boost from expatriate trout (03/24/02)
DENVER -- Scientists may be able to partly contain whirling disease, introduced to the United States by fish imported from Europe, with the help of a disease-resistant American trout that has dwelled on the continent for a century. "We have been looking very hard in North America for whirling-disease resistant trout and haven't found any. ...
Bush pledges to help Peru fight terrorism (03/24/02)
LIMA, Peru -- Extending a hand to a shaken nation, President Bush declared Saturday that the United States would work to bolster "democratic foundations" in Peru as a means of fighting terrorism. He said the two nations share a common perspective on terrorist violence: "We must stop it."...
africa.15a (03/24/02)
KHAYELITSHA, South Africa -- An estimated 7.3 million South Africans lack proper shelter, a problem dating from the apartheid era, when blacks were confined to the fringes of the economy. The bulk of shacks are spartan, one-room structures of wood, corrugated iron and plastic, hastily nailed together at minimal expense...
Exploding stereotypes Not all Palestinian attackers fit the pro (03/24/02)
DEHEISHE REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- After the cafe explosion, the bus bombing or the carnage on a crowded Israeli street, the parents of the Palestinian suicide attacker can usually be counted on to express pride and declare their child a martyr headed directly to paradise...
U.N. report- Water shortage by 2025 (03/24/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- More than 2.7 billion people will face severe shortages of fresh water by 2025 if the world keeps consuming water at today's rates, the United Nations warned Friday in a report marking World Water Day. Worldwide, about 5 billion people will be living in areas where it will be difficult or impossible to meet all their needs for fresh water, creating "a looming crisis that overshadows nearly two-thirds of the Earth's population," the report said...
Drug lauded for preventing tumors (03/24/02)
BARCELONA, Spain -- Recent research indicates a new hormone-blocking drug works better than the standard medicine in preventing women with early-stage breast cancer from developing tumors in the healthy breast. In the largest breast cancer treatment study to date, women taking Arimidex were less than half as likely as those taking tamoxifen to develop a new cancer in the other breast...
Zimbabwe election ignites dispute over democracy (03/24/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The re-election of another autocratic African leader in a vote dogged by accusations of rigging and violence has reignited an argument between Western and African leaders over democracy, colonialism and the continent's future...
Labor reform draws protests in Italy (03/24/02)
ROME -- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators on Saturday protested efforts by Premiere Silvio Berlusconi to make it easier to fire workers, and denounced the assassination of a government adviser on labor reform. Union leaders claimed that at least 2 million people heeded their call for the rally in the Italian capital, but the number appeared to be far less. Rome's police headquarters put the count at more than 700,000...
Bush says Arafat not doing enough to fight terror (03/24/02)
LIMA, Peru -- President Bush said Saturday that Yasser Arafat "is not doing all he can do to fight off terror," but no decision has been made yet whether to send Vice President Dick Cheney back to the Middle East to hold talks with the Palestinian leader...
The look of champs (03/24/02)
Deana McCormick hated to lose (and usually didn't) By Jeff Breer Southeast Missourian Deana McCormick doesn't try to hide her competitive nature. "I don't like to lose," she says. She catches herself and amends her words with a pugnacious stance...
The Southeast Missourian's All-Star Basketball Team (03/24/02)
We've picked the best of the best among 21 area high schools to come up with this year's Southeast Missourian All-Star Basketball Team, including two players of the year who made their marks on the area and the state. For the full story and profiles of the all-stars, see Sunday's Southeast Missourian...
Tigers open season with lopsided win (03/24/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Central's baseball team opened its season impressively Saturday as the Tigers routed Poplar Bluff 15-2. The contest was stopped after five innings by the 10-run rule. The Tigers banged out 17 hits and had home runs by Chris Conrad and Patrick Slattery. Conrad went 3-for-4 with three RBIs; Slattery was 2-for-2 with three RBIs...
Private schools face new vote in enrollment debate (03/24/02)
A private matter will be put to a public vote in April when Missouri high schools consider an enrollment multiplier. The issue found the spring Missouri State High Schools Activities Association ballot after a petition gathered the required signatures for a vote...
The Southeast Missourian All-Star Basketball Team (03/24/02)
Boys Fist team Heath Stephens Year: Senior School: Marquand Ht./Pos: 6-1, guard/forward Key stats: 26 ppg, 7 rpg, 56 percent FG, 2.8 spg Notables: Could do a whole lot of scoring and a little bit of everything else. Scored 44 points against Valle late in season, winning game on buzzer shot. Can score inside and hit 3-pointer with consistency. Has good ballhandling and passing skills as well as great scoring touch. Three-time all-Mississippi Valley Athletic Conference...
Dominitrix Johnson was an artist on the court (03/24/02)
here's an artistry to the way Dominitrix Johnson plays basketball. Just a sophomore who turned 16 this month during Bell City's drive to the Class 1A state title, he averaged 15.2 points a game and 5.7 assists. But if a boxscore contained a column for style points, this young left-handed point guard would lead the area. He had a way of lubricating the mechanics of dribbling, passing and shooting, making them look silky smooth...
Deana McCormick hated to lose (and usually didn't) (03/24/02)
eana McCormick doesn't try to hide her competitive nature. "I don't like to lose," she says. She catches herself and amends her words with a pugnacious stance. "I hate losing." Her words match her actions. During McCormick's four years as the starting center, Notre Dame's loss total dwindled each year as it won four district championships. ...
Sharp-shooting Indiana sends Kent State packing (03/24/02)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Indiana is back in the Final Four thanks to nearly unprecedented 3-point shooting. Making their first eight long-range shots and close to 80 percent overall, the Hoosiers rolled past upstart Kent State 81-69 Saturday night in the South Regional to return to the national semifinals for the first time since 1992...
Sanderson wins championship, finishes 159-0 (03/24/02)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cael Sanderson went out perfectly. The Iowa State senior completed his record-setting college career Saturday, winning his 159th match without a loss and claiming his fourth straight NCAA title. The 197-pound Sanderson caught Jon Trenge by the ankle, turned it into a double-leg takedown and put the Lehigh sophomore straight to his back for a near fall, going on to score a 12-4 major decision...
Sooners' return to Final Four keeps Tigers waiting (03/24/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson is going to another Final Four -- only this time, he won't have to go alone. With a dynamic combination of toughness and late-game cool, Oklahoma rolled to its first national semifinal since 1988 with an 81-75 victory over 12th-seeded Missouri on Saturday...
Indians rediscover offense, fall to SMS (03/24/02)
Different method, similar result. A day after their 15-inning pitchers' duel, Southeast Missouri State University and Southwest Missouri State engaged in more offensive-minded game that led to an 11-9 Southwest win Saturday. The Indians, who lost Friday's marathon contest 5-3, fell to 6-9 while the Bears improved to 10-3. The squads will close out their three-game series at 1 p.m. today...
E. Kentucky tops Otahkians in OVC doubleheader sweep (03/24/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team began the Ohio Valley Conference season Saturday with a pair of one-run losses to visiting Eastern Kentucky. The Colonels (14-7, 2-0 OVC) defeated the Otahkians (3-12, 0-2) 3-2 in the opener and 2-1 in the second game...
Elusive gold- Kwan finishes second at worlds (03/24/02)
NAGANO, Japan -- One month after failing to win the Olympic gold medal, Michelle Kwan is no longer even the world champion. Kwan lost the world title she held for the last two years, finishing second to Russia's Irina Slutskaya on Saturday at the World Figure Skating Championships...
Steady Paulson surprises Players Championship field (03/24/02)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- On a day of scintillating shots and shocking collapses, Carl Paulson played a steady hand Saturday in The Players Championship and positioned himself for the biggest surprise of all. Untested and relatively unknown, the 31-year-old Paulson posted a 3-under 69 for the third straight day to build a one-stroke lead over Craig Perks (69) going into the final round of one of toughest and most exciting tests in golf...
Sore shoulder forces Ivanisevic out early (03/24/02)
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Goran Ivanisevic's shoulder hurt so much Saturday that he quit while he was ahead, and the chronic injury could keep him from defending his Wimbledon title in June. The latest flare-up in Ivanisevic's torn left rotator cuff forced him to retire leading Franco Squillari 4-3 in his opening match at the Nasdaq-100 Open...
Padres gain Cardona, Gomez in Tigers' deal (03/24/02)
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Padres traded infielder Damian Jackson and catcher Matt Walbeck to the Tigers on Saturday for catcher Javier Cardona and outfielder Rich Gomez. Jackson hit .241 with four home runs and 38 RBIs, and stole 23 bases last season for the Padres...
Wallace eager to get back on winning track at Bristol (03/24/02)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Rusty Wallace has never tried to hide his love for Bristol Motor Speedway, where he's one of the winningest drivers with nine victories. Toss in the quick start he's off to this season and Wallace hopes to coast around the high banks during today's Food City 500 and into the winner's circle for the first time in almost a year...
j0245 BC-BBA-Selig-Royals 03-23 0533 (03/24/02)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- While assuring Kansas City that the Royals are in no danger of contraction, baseball commissioner Bud Selig warned that improvements to Kauffman Stadium "have to be addressed." In an informal meeting with reporters Saturday, Selig stopped short of saying that a proposed $125 million in stadium improvements are necessary for owner David Glass to keep the franchise in Kansas City...
MU's late run should calm critics (03/24/02)
Missouri fell one win short of a stunning run to the Final Four as the Tigers lost to Oklahoma in Saturday's West Regional final. But the three impressive victories the Tigers posted in the NCAA Tournament should take most of the heat off MU coach Quin Snyder...
sunday's sports digest (03/24/02)
Basketball
  • Nuggets point guard Tim Hardaway will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left foot against the Supersonics. Hardaway had seven points in the first 3 minutes, but hopped off the court and straight to the locker room after Randy Livingston stepped on his foot with 3:24 left in the first quarter...
  • sunday's sports letters (03/24/02)
    Bell City fan appreciates sign To the editor: As a fan from Bell City, I would like to say "thank you" to the community of Delta. As we were on our way home from the state championship victory Saturday night, we passed through Delta around 9 p.m. and were greeted with a congratulatory sign. ...
    sunday's fanspeak (03/24/02)
    Coach has no excuse I AM so sick and tired of reading comments like the one that appeared in your Sports page on March 14. To quote you, "Sure, Bob Knight still gets fired often. A college coach can't turn around a college basketball without yelling occasionally." That's bull. ...
    Annual event serves up competition, relaxation (03/24/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- They don't play for pay, or even trophies. They do it for the love of the sport. Adult volleyball teams from Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee gathered Saturday for the 12th annual Perryville Invitational. Since few of the teams have sponsors, the players pay their own travel and hotel expenses, in addition to the tournament's $80 entry fee...
    Organized opulence Jackson home features convenience, efficien (03/24/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. It's not often that you find a home that represents both the utmost in convenience and beauty, but that describes the home at 905 Drew in Jackson. This home is conveniently located in Jackson, but only minutes away from Cape Girardeau, also. Architecturally, this ranch brick home combines well-planned living spaces with some surprisingly opulent touches...
    a culinary (03/24/02)
    hough the cupcake nearly collapsed under the weight of its green birdnest made with a mixture of colored buttercream icing and coconut, Jessee Beighley didn't seem to mind. He carefully lined up the sugar decorations, each one shaped like a chick cracking out of an eggshell, and added more jelly beans as the eggs in his nest...
    Oregon Trail traces homesteaders' path (03/24/02)
    NYSSA, Ore. -- Wagons carved such deep ruts in some dusty hills on the Oregon Trail that nothing will grow there again. The parallel path of the wheels stretch for miles in those spots, unprotected from eastern Oregon's wild winds. From a crossing at the Snake River, visitors can follow parts of the route taken by more than 300,000 homesteaders and adventure-seekers as they pressed north toward the Columbia River into what is now Oregon, then west to their Eden: the lush Willamette Valley...
    ifyougo.2c (03/24/02)
  • GETTING THERE: Remnants of the Oregon Trail can be traced from Nyssa, 40 miles from the Idaho border. If you are coming from outside Oregon, the quickest way to reach Nyssa is by flying to Boise, Idaho and renting a car. From there, you can drive across Oregon, stopping at various sites that show either remnants of the trail or have interpretative centers...
  • Easter bunnies, baskets abound in children's books (03/24/02)
    Wacky Witzy, the duck from Little Suzy's Zoo, and his pals find Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and bonnets in "Witzy's Backyard Easter Hunt" (Scholastic, ages 2-4) by Suzy Spafford. Witzy invites young readers to help in their search, asking "Can you find 4 Easter baskets?" and so on. He also encourages kids to count clouds in the sky and find the baby bunnies hiding under a bush...
    Museum looking for safecracker (03/24/02)
    EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- The Eagle Point Museum is looking for someone with experience at cracking safes. No questions asked. All that is required is strongbox experience and a keen ear for the tumblers. The museum has a safe that stood in the First State Bank of Eagle Point when it opened its doors early in the summer of 1911. The bank was one of the few that survived the Great Depression following the stock market crash in fall 1929...
    Town embraces tragedy in advertising campaign (03/24/02)
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- This blue-collar city, known mainly for the infamous Johnstown Flood of 1889, plans to launch a $500,000 tourism marketing campaign to let potential visitors know that the "flood's over" and it's safe to come back. The Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau wrestled with the problem of how to best attract tourists to the town where 2,209 people died in the flood...
    A day to proclaim hosanna (03/24/02)
    The following is a selection from my biblical novel, "The Crosses at Zarin." Salome and Zebedee, parents of James and John, the apostles, have gone to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover: --- Jerusalem, which had been relatively quiet over the Sabbath, began to stir early on the first day of the week. ...
    Computer card game clicks with family (03/24/02)
    We don't have card sharks in our family. But we're hooked on Spider Solitaire. The kids love it. So does my wife, Joni. Thanks to her, I've become addicted to the game. The great thing about this game is that we never have to worry about losing cards. We play it without any real cards. This card game is on our home computer...
    Tom Green rolls out own red carpet to accept 'Razzie' for worst (03/24/02)
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Tom Green swept the "Razzies" awards Saturday for his much-reviled comedy "Freddy Got Fingered" -- and gave himself a red-carpet welcome as the first actor to ever accept an award in person. "Freddy" was named worst picture of last year at the Golden Raspberry Awards, the annual booby-prize spoof held on the eve of the Academy Awards. ...
    Helen McCommons (03/24/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Helen McCommons, 91, of Dongola died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1911 in Dongola, daughter of David and Dezia Grear Hinkle. She and Russell McCommons were married May 29, 1928. He died June 7, 1999...
    Margaret Steger (03/24/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Margaret Steger, 51, of Scott City died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
    Christine Gibson (03/24/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Christine M. Gibson, 81, of Wyatt, Mo., died Friday, March 22, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Arkansas, daughter of William and Dora James. She and Raymond Harold Gibson were married Aug. 10, 1946. He died Jan. 19, 1986...
    Alma Stammer (03/24/02)
    Alma T. Stammer, 81, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Fred and Minnie Geringer Stammer. Stammer worked as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward for more than 30 years. She also managed the former Catholic Information Center for a number of years...
    Matzat-Lord (03/24/02)
    Michele Ann Matzat and Kurt Dean Lord exchanged vows Nov. 10, 2001, at Bethel Lutheran Church in St. Louis. The bride's father, Dr. William A. Matzat, performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Stephen Mager of St. Louis, trumpeter was Dan Berry of Cape Girardeau, and flutist was Eric Matzat of Branson, Mo., brother of the bride...
    Wortmann-Wachter (03/24/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau was the setting June 9, 2001, for the wedding of Deborah Susan Wortmann and Jeremy Andrew Wachter. Drew Dietz performed the ceremony. Pianist was Kristi Thurman of Cape Girardeau and soloist was Josh Eyring of Montville, Ohio...
    Asher-Daniel (03/24/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Laura Lynn Asher and Kristan Dee Daniel were united in marriage Oct. 6, 2001, at Emanuel United Church of Christ. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer and David Schaffner performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Jo Ann Petzoldt of Jackson...
    Shields-Stovall (03/24/02)
    Sarah Brooke Shields and Randy Stovall announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Bob and Pam Shields of Machesney Park, Ill. Stovall is the son of Jim and Amy Stovall of Cape Girardeau. Shields is a 1997 graduate of Harlem High School. She is attending dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
    Roberts-Hancock (03/24/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Charles and Julia Roberts of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Renee Roberts, to Ben A. Hancock of Puxico, Mo. He is the son of Tim Hancock of Puxico and Debbie Ketcherside of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Roberts received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture-business from Southeast Missouri State University. She is greenhouse manager at Pioneer Market...
    Emerson-Berghoff (03/24/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Walter Emerson of North Easton, Mass., and Kathy Lewandowski of Brockton, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Emerson, to John Berghoff. He is the son of Leo and Hilda Berghoff of Kelso. Emerson is employed at First Discount Travel...
    Zoellner-Schmidt (03/24/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Zoellner of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Jo Zoellner, to Brandon Paul Schmidt. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Schmidt of Frohna, Mo. Zoellner is a 1999 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Buchheit Inc. buyer's office in Biehle, Mo...
    Dodd-Chambers (03/24/02)
    Jamie and Sandy Dodd of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Nichole Dodd, to Michael Lee Chambers. He is the son of DeVonda Casey of Cape Girardeau and Paul Mott of Sikeston, Mo. Dodd is a 2001 graduate of Shawnee Community College...
    Thorne-Heisserer (03/24/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Thorne of Patton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey J. Thorne, to Daniel P. Heisserer, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heisserer of Kelso, Mo. Thorne is a graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a surgical nurse on the cardiovascular team at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Fire damages Scott City home (03/24/02)
    Fire caused extensive damage to a home on Highway N in Scott City Saturday evening, firefighters said. No one was injured in the fire, which apparently started in the utility room of the single-story wood-frame house, said Scott City fire chief Jay Cassout...
    Fire report 03/24/02 (03/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, March 24 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 3:57 p.m., an emergency medical service at a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. At 4:43 p.m., a Dumpster fire at 2530 William. At 7 p.m., an investigation at 301 N. West End...
    Police report 03/24/02 (03/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, March 24 DWIVincent Dow Elkins, 20, of Benton, Mo., was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsKarlos Draper, 35, of 509 S. Ellis was arrested Friday on two outstanding warrants; one for failure to appear in response to a charge of driving while intoxicated, the second for contempt of court...
    Out of the past 3/24/02 (03/24/02)
    10 years ago: March 24, 1992 Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission has passed resolution opposing Salvation Army's plan to demolish its building at 702 Good Hope to make room for new facility; commission says old Farmers & Merchants Bank building at South Sprigg and Good Hope, which houses Army, is only surviving bank structure from its era in city...
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