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Stories from Monday, April 29, 2002

Tornadoes kill 2, injure others (04/29/02)
12-year-old dies when thrown from home By Sam Blackwell Southeast Missourian MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Many survivors of the tornado that killed 12-year-old Billy Hoover and injured at least 12 others early Sunday said they didn't know a storm with winds of up to 200 mph was bearing down on them. ...
Six injured, one killed when tornado strikes Dongola (04/29/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- A tornado ravaged Dongola in the wee hours of Sunday morning, plucking hundreds of trees from the ground, snapping power lines in half and demolishing homes and businesses throughout the town. One of the town's 750 residents -- 69-year-old Janie Chamness -- died when the storm tore through her mobile home. Six others were injured...
Area Wide United Way deciding how to distribute money (04/29/02)
Battered women. Families strapped for cash and in need of everything from gas to food. They are among those helped by the Area Wide United Way. For the charitable group and the 31 non-profit agencies it supports, compassion comes with cash. Raising money -- nearly $900,000 last year -- and allocating the bulk of it to 31 different agencies and organizations from the Salvation Army to the Boy Scouts is the main mission of the Area Wide United Way...
Meteorologist - Past week was 'fairly unusual' (04/29/02)
Two early Sunday morning tornadoes that killed a young boy and an elderly woman were part of the third round of tornadoes to hit Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky in a week. Billy Hoover, 12, of Marble Hill, Mo., and Janie L. Chamness, 69, of Dongola, Ill., were killed...
Police - Man fatally shot wife, family dog, then himself (04/29/02)
The Assopciated Press IMPERIAL, Mo. -- An 89-year-old man fatally shot his ailing wife, then killed the couple's dog before turning the gun on himself, Jefferson County authorities said Sunday. Investigators were trying to pinpoint why Alvin Brouk killed 87-year-old Alvina Brouk, who had an unspecified terminal illness, before committing suicide, sheriff's Lt. Rich Stevens said. A .22-caliber pistol was found at the scene in this St. Louis suburb, Stevens said...
Guide shows link between surgery volume and patient outcome (04/29/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new consumer guide from Missouri health officials shows how often each hospital in the state performs 10 critical procedures, including heart transplants and brain surgeries. The idea behind the report is to make it easier for Missourians to choose the right hospital when considering surgery...
House bill would stop judges from deciding death penalty (04/29/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Last month, a Boone County jury couldn't decide if Deandra Buchanan should be executed or spend life in prison for killing his aunt, his stepfather and the mother of his two children. With the jury hung, the judge stepped in and sentenced Buchanan to death...
Poplar Bluff woman among winners at Dove Awards (04/29/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- For the second time in the past two years, Poplar Bluff's own songwriter Tina Sadler has claimed one of the highest awards in gospel music. In front of a sold-out audience in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., Sadler was honored with her second Dove Award in the Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year category for "He's Watching Me," a song performed by the Gaither Vocal Band...
Carnahan formally launches campaign (04/29/02)
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. -- Sen. Jean Carnahan on Sunday formally launched her campaign to close out the term won posthumously by her governor husband, casting herself as an effective Beltway voice for Missouri's "working families" and senior citizens. Since Mel Carnahan's death in an October 2000 plane crash and her eventual appointment to the seat he won just weeks later, his Democratic widow told a few hundred supporters during a rally in this St. ...
Shock waves from crisis in Argentina could yet reach U.S. (04/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- The United States largely has avoided the fallout from Argentina's financial collapse. That could change if the crisis in South America's second biggest economy worsens. The worry is that a serious recession and Argentina's plunging currency could spill over to neighbors still trying to emerge from last year's global slowdown -- and eventually reach the United States...
Bush says deal to end Arafat siege a 'hopeful' sign (04/29/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush heralded "a hopeful day" in the Mideast after personally brokering an Israeli-Palestinian deal to end the siege of Yasser Arafat's compound, and demanded that Arafat redouble his efforts to end terrorism. With Arafat to be freed from house arrest as part of the pact, Bush said, "Now is the time for him to step up."...
Barbie doll creator, Mattel co-founder dies (04/29/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Ruth Handler, who created Barbie, the world's most popular doll and an American icon that helped shape girls' dreams while infuriating feminists, has died. She was 85. Handler, who also co-founded the Mattel toy company, died at Century City Hospital Saturday of complications from colon surgery she underwent three months ago. Since Handler's creation, named for her daughter Barbara, was introduced in 1959, it has become a touchstone of cultural politics...
Cardinal Law puts halt to notion of quick reform after summit (04/29/02)
BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard Law said Sunday that expectations for reform following the recent summit of cardinals were too high, reiterating that the creation of a national policy on sexually abusive priests would have to wait until a Catholic bishops conference...
World briefs 4/29 (04/29/02)
Scores reportedly killed in Congo tribal clashes KIGALI, Rwanda -- Fighting between rival tribesmen in northeastern Congo has left scores of people dead and injured during the last two weeks, a Ugandan army spokesman said Sunday. Maj. Shaban Bantariza said Lendu militiamen, armed with assault rifles, machetes and bows and arrows, have killed "scores" of people from the smaller Hema tribe...
National briefs 4/29 (04/29/02)
Sen. Helms in slow recovery after surgery FAIRFAX, Va. -- Sen. Jesse Helms remained in a cardiac intensive care unit Sunday, recovering from surgery to replace a worn-out heart valve, his chief aide said. "It is a gradual process," Jimmy Broughton said of Helms' recovery. "People shouldn't expect major news everyday. He will be there a while."...
Daschle - It's too early to attack Iraq (04/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate leader said Sunday there is broad support for toppling Saddam Hussein but that it is too early to take military action against Iraq. "We've got to win the war on terror, we've got to stabilize Afghanistan. We have to do all that we can to ensure that we succeed there before we take on another mission," Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said...
Stocks selloff again on investor pessimism (04/29/02)
y LISA SINGHANIA AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- New troubles in the telecom sector sent stocks sharply lower Monday as Wall Street looked past evidence of healthy consumer spending and worried that business won't recover enough to justify higher stock prices...
28 Maoist rebels killed in Nepal (04/29/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Government forces attacked rebel training camps and hide-outs in the remote mountains of Nepal, killing at least 28 guerrillas on Sunday. The latest government offensive came a day after a five-day nationwide strike ordered by the rebels ended. ...
Israeli forces enter West Bank city of Hebron (04/29/02)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Dozens of Israeli tanks and armored vehicles entered the West Bank city of Hebron early today. The incursion came from the north, south and west, and was accompanied by attack helicopters, firing machine guns from the air. A Palestinian member of one the security forces was killed and at least 15 people were wounded by Israeli gunfire, mostly from the helicopters, Palestinians said...
Rumsfeld talks with Asian coalition leaders (04/29/02)
ASTANA, Kazakstan -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met Sunday with the rulers of two former Soviet republics in Central Asia to bolster support for the war in nearby Afghanistan and for U.S. efforts to deny new sanctuaries for al-Qaida fighters...
Warlord feuds leave 25 dead (04/29/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- Bitter feuding among warlords turned eastern Afghanistan into a war zone over the weekend, leaving as many as 25 people dead and furious residents accusing the interim regime of being weak, and the United States of being uncaring...
14 Christians killed in Indonesia (04/29/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Black-masked assailants armed with guns, grenades and daggers stormed a village in Indonesia's religiously divided Maluku province Sunday, killing 14 Christians in a brutal pre-dawn attack that threatened a fragile peace pact...
Iran's Zoroastrians celebrate millennia-old feasts (04/29/02)
PIR-E-HERISHT, Iran -- Dressed in white to symbolize purity, the priest carried a torch down the steps of the temple and set fire to a pile of wood to end the celebration of one of the world's oldest religious rites. Sadeh, or the feast of creation of fire, has been observed by Zoroastrians since ancient times, when their religion was the state belief in the powerful Persian empire. ...
Marines on Okinawa train for jungle war (04/29/02)
CAMP GONSALVES, Japan -- Lt. Col. Zene Fearing likes having guests on his 20,000 acres of jungle. He has a lot to show off -- wild pigs, poisonous snakes, exotic bugs. There are also booby traps, a mock village and nearly two dozen helicopter landing zones...
Bosnian student kills teacher, wound another (04/29/02)
Associated Press WriterVLASENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A 17-year-old shot and killed one teacher and wounded another Monday before taking his own life in front of 30 other students. Bosnia's first school attack came three days after a deadly shooting spree at a German school...
Vickery, Wittenborn nab top Notre Dame athletic honors (04/29/02)
Two three-sport athletes received top honors at the annual Notre Dame Regional High School Athletic Booster Club Awards Banquet Sunday. Courtney Vickery and Scott Wittenborn were honored as Lady Bulldog and Bulldog, the ultimate sports' awards presented by Notre Dame...
Indians sweep aside Governors (04/29/02)
Big weekend keeps Tribe in first place in OVC. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian When it's going good, it's going good. And it's certainly going good for Southeast Missouri State University baseball these days. The Indians completed a three-game weekend sweep of Austin Peay by winning both ends of Sunday's doubleheader, 8-6 and 6-2, in front of an announced crowd of almost 1,300 at sun-drenched Capaha Field...
Thorpe beats out his buddy (04/29/02)
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. -- Jim Thorpe has a new favorite golf hole -- the 18th at the Countrywide Tradition. Thorpe rolled in a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole there Sunday to win the season's first major on the Senior PGA Tour over cigar-smoking buddy John Jacobs, who missed a 3-footer that would have forced another hole of play...
Sports digest 4/29/02 (04/29/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST GOLFERS BEGIN PLAY IN OVC TOURNAMENT Southeast Missouri State University's golf team will begin play today in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in Paducah, Ky. The 54-hole event runs through Wednesday...
Johnson wins with gas-only pit (04/29/02)
FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson, one of NASCAR's suddenly omnipresent young guns, parlayed a gas-only pit stop into his first Winston Cup victory Sunday in the NAPA Auto Parts 500. The 26-year-old Johnson held off 23-year-old Kurt Busch, who got his first Cup win last month in Bristol, Tenn., by about six car-lengths on the 2-mile oval at California Speedway...
Expos play long ball to beat Cardinals (04/29/02)
Montreal hits three homers off Morris in 5-2 victory. The Associated Press MONTREAL -- Vladimir Guerrero isn't reading too much into the Montreal Expos' strong start. Guerrero had his second multihomer game of the season and 15th of his career, leading the Expos over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Sunday...
Kentucky Derby looks as wide open as ever (04/29/02)
Saturday's race should be a delight for fans around the world.By Richard Rosenblatt The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bond -- trainer H. James Bond -- is Derby-bound for the first time with Buddha. Laffit Pincay Jr. returns for his 21st Kentucky Derby ride, aboard Medaglia d'Oro, matching Eddie Arcaro for the second most mounts in America's greatest race...
Pitching dominates dramatic weekend (04/29/02)
Lowe's no-hitter, four near misses take center stage.By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press From Fenway Park to Wrigley Field, at Shea Stadium and in Seattle, fans all around the majors were captivated this weekend by the high drama of low-hit pitching...
Yankes complete successful road trip (04/29/02)
SEATTLE -- In their first trip West this season, the New York Yankees repeated their success from last year's playoffs. Rookie Nick Johnson's two-out RBI double in the ninth inning broke a tie and gave the Yankees a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday...
Rookie helps LA sweep Cubs (04/29/02)
CHICAGO -- Manager Jim Tracy is elated at what he sees from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kazuhisa Ishii became the first Los Angeles rookie to win his first five decisions since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader sweep...
Globalization - the world in our own back yard (04/29/02)
smoyers A few weeks ago, I spent a good deal of time with small business owners who came to the United States from other countries. They're names, no doubt, were familiar: Peter Chan, Kenny Lee, Dr. K. Charles Cheung, John Cai. They're the reasons Cape Girardeau is diversified, and they stand as the first cog in the wheel of globalization. ...
'Frontier House' takes families on trip through time (04/29/02)
BIG TIMBER, Mont. -- One of Adrienne Clune's first clues that frontier life would be filled with sacrifice -- and hardly as pretty as she had envisioned -- came the day she had to pose for a family portrait without her beloved makeup. It was enough to make her cry...
The Rock retains box-office title belt (04/29/02)
LOS ANGELES -- "The Scorpion King" ruled the box office for a second straight weekend with $17.6 million, but its reign is about to end with the arrival of another hero that's part man, part bug. One of the most hotly awaited comic-book adaptations ever, "Spider-Man" opens next weekend and is expected to put an early spin on the summer blockbuster season...
Nickelodeon's 'Blue's Clues' gets new host (04/29/02)
LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't long ago that Donovan Patton was a struggling young actor who paid the bills by skateboarding around Manhattan's Upper East Side, delivering videos to famous people. Now he's becoming one of those people. Patton, 24, is taking over as host of one of television's most popular children's shows, Nickelodeon's "Blue's Clues," on Monday, replacing Steve Burns, the show's host since its debut in December 1996...
Results matter to managers' paychecks (04/29/02)
NEW YORK -- After two difficult years on Wall Street, investors aren't the only ones feeling less prosperous -- some mutual fund managers are also taking home less pay. Many funds link compensation for management to how well a fund does, a concept that industry observers say has become more relevant as prices of stocks and funds have fallen...
Follow the code (04/29/02)
Experts say a good start to establishing an ethical workplace begins with writing a code of ethics. A code of ethics should be tailored to the needs and values of your organization. A few tips include:
  • Include an aspirational section, often in the preamble, that outlines what the organization aspires to, or the ideals it hopes to live up to. Use words like ethics, values, beliefs and responsibility...
  • Business memo 04/29/02 (04/29/02)
    Labor market shows little improvement Missouri's jobless rate jumped four-tenths of a point to 5.2 percent and non-farm payroll employment fell by 9,000 jobs, on a seasonally adjusted basis in March, the state's Department of Economic Development recently announced...
    People you should know/Maria Kathryn Swan (04/29/02)
  • Age: Mid-20s Key responsibilities: My key responsibilities are to generate positive media coverage, work with media when they call and/or come to St. Francis, write and send out news releases, coordinate press conferences, be an ambassador to the Cape Girardeau region by attending community events and being involved in community organizations representing St. Francis Medical Center...
  • People on the move 04/29/02 (04/29/02)
    Locklear named chair for nursing league Kathy Locklear, RN, ICU staff nurse at St. Francis Medical Center, has been named as the Southeast Missouri unit chair for the Missouri League for Nursing at the MLN Annual Convention. The meeting was held at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Mo...
    Enron fiasco leaves businesses thinking harder about ethics (04/29/02)
    From nothing, Enron grew to become one of the top U.S. firms, but it turned out that the Houston-based energy company's success was little more than an intricate con. In essence, Enron lied about its profits and now faces a range of accusations, most notably for using a shell game to shuffle debts so they were hidden from the company's accounts...
    Internet sales better than expected (04/29/02)
    NEW YORK -- The first quarter, usually a sleepy time in the retail business, turned out to be unusually busy for online merchants. The pace of Internet sales, which picked up momentum after Sept. 11, further accelerated in the first three months of 2002, fed by an improving economy, an influx of new shoppers on the Web as well as increased spending from previous customers, according to company reports released this week...
    Janie Chamness (04/29/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Janie L. Chamness, 69, of Dongola, formerly of Cobden, Ill., died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home. She was born May 9, 1932, in Cobden, the daughter of William Arthur Nance and Minnie Bell Marks Nance. She married James L. Chamness on June 9, 1951, in Piggott, Ark...
    Dorothy Linebaugh (04/29/02)
    DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- Dorothy Lee Linebaugh, 76, of Diehlstadt died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1925, in East Prairie, Mo., the daughter of Albert Lee and Grace E. McClanahan Crosno Sr. She married Marshall Linebaugh on Oct. 5, 1925, in East Prairie...
    Ola Lentz (04/29/02)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ola M. Lentz, 104, of Indianapolis, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home.
    Ivilla Weiss (04/29/02)
    Ivilla M. Weiss, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
    Dale Baggott (04/29/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Dale Baggott, 60, of Anna died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hileman & Parr Funeral Services in Jonesboro, Ill.
    Clara Vetter (04/29/02)
    NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Clara H. Vetter, 83, of New Hamburg died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in New Hamburg, daughter of Lawrence and Katherine Scherer Bucher. She and Ralph G. Vetter were married Jan. 16, 1943. He died Sept. 16, 1980...
    Bob Rinkenberger Sr. (04/29/02)
    DE SOTO, Mo. -- Robert "Bob" E. Rinkenberger Sr., 66, of De Soto died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. He was born July 15, 1935, at Towanda, Ill., son of Edward L. and Dorothy E. Blakney Rinkenberger. He and Betty Sue Shimkoik were married March 22, 1958, in Joliet, Ill...
    Nola Tedrick (04/29/02)
    MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- Nola A. Tedrick, 93, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Country Side Manor in Mount Vernon. She was born May 3, 1908, in Mulberry Grove, Ill., the daughter of Fredrick Louis and Mary Mollie Minor Dothager. She married Ralph Raymond Tedrick on Jan. 27, 1934, in Decatur, Ill. He died May 15, 1987...
    Cape police report 4/29 (04/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 29 ArrestsEric Ryan Cassell, 35, of Charleston, Mo., was arrested Saturday for contempt of court. Demetrius Van Flowers, 1020 Bloomfield, was arrested Saturday for trespassing. Tracy Stoverink, 17, of Leopold, Mo., was arrested Sunday for stealing...
    Cape fire report 4/29 (04/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 29 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:At 4:34 p.m., an emergency medical service request at 1215 William. At 6:14 p.m., an emergency medical service request at 1819 Stoddard. At 7:13 p.m., an emergency medical service request at the Shawnee Park soccer field...
    Out of the past 4/29/02 (04/29/02)
    10 years ago: April 29, 1992 Steve Engles, representative of SEMO Fair Board, appeared before Convention & Visitors Bureau Advisory Board Wednesday appealing for portion of tourism tax funds for fair advertising; Fair Board was fifth and final group to appear before CVB Board this week; fair is fourth largest outdoor event in Missouri...
    Explorers left legacy of never-ending quests (04/29/02)
    Every generation needs its inspirational heroes. Two men who explored the skies and oceans and left legacies that kindled the desire to voyage into outer space and to the farthest depths of the seas have been in the news this past week. They continue to set examples of human endurance and the quest for knowledge about the unknown...
    Speak Out A 04/29/02 (04/29/02)
    Garden gratitude A SPECIAL thank you to all of the area gardeners who supported the Cape County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale on April 20. It was a pleasure to meet so many great gardeners and share with them our enthusiasm for gardening and the many benefits it affords personally as well as the resulting beauty to the entire community which is shared by all. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you next year at our bigger and better plant sale...
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