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Stories from Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Highway 25 reopens, I-55 won't change (05/22/02)
Highway 25 at Dutchtown, Mo., opened late Wednesday morning after being closed for a week due to a floodwaters that caused the Army Corps of Engineers to build a temporary levee there. The Corps plans to open Highway 74 at Dutchtown by late Friday afternoon, a spokesperson said...
Two children die during urban clash in Colombia (05/22/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Warfare between security forces and suspected leftist guerrillas erupted in Colombia's second-largest city Tuesday, leaving at least eight people dead, including two children. The Medellin fighting began after an early morning raid involving hundreds of soldiers, police and federal agents on a hillside slum ringing the city. Two girls caught in the cross fire, ages 4 and 2, were among those killed...
Con man's scheme falls short in Cape Girardeau (05/22/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Thebes, Ill., man admitted that he conned people in Cape Girardeau out of money by claiming to have car trouble and asking their help to purchase parts. James H. Powell, Jr., 36, said he had been using the same scam for about two years here but didn't realize that telling lies to get money was against the law...
Fema aid to cover flooding losses (05/22/02)
Residents and business owners in some Missouri counties can seek additional federal aid to cover flooding losses under an amended disaster declaration. The declaration was issued May 6, after storms and tornadoes struck the southeastern part of the state. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday extended the declaration to include damage to private and public property from recent floods...
Neighbors' fight for sewer line goes to council (05/22/02)
SMELLY SEPTIC SYSTEMS By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Good fences may make good neighbors, but bad septic systems can stir up a stink. Four neighbors who live next door to each other along the 2300 block of Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau are in disagreement on whom should be responsible for the costs of a sewer line that would run through their back yards...
Flood buyout reduces water damage in Cape (05/22/02)
The Southeast Missourian presented Cape Girardeau police chief Steve Strong a check for $18,074.88, the proceeds from the newspaper's "Pay for the Pup" fund-raising effort. The money will be used for two drug-detecting dogs. From left were: Jon Rust, co-president; Tracker; Cheryl Ellis, editor of the Southeast Missourian Jr.; Strong and Kris Dowell, advertising director...
Buyouts ruined Commerce after '95 flood, says mayor (05/22/02)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- The residents of Commerce have survived yet another flood, but Mayor Lawrence Vetter says it makes no difference -- the town was ruined after the last big one in 1995. After that flood, when the river crested at 46.7 feet, one foot above this year's flood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency moved in and offered to buy out 74 homes that were destroyed...
Crews start to clear away levee (05/22/02)
Cape Girardeau County highway administrator Scott Bechtold said Highway 25 and Route A at Dutchtown should be open by 4 p.m. today. County road crews and eight inmates from the Charleston Correctional facility cleared 60 percent of the sandbags from atop the temporary levee on Highway 74 Tuesday, leaving only the 6-foot mound of crushed rocks and plastic sheeting...
Ports in Southeast Missouri lose state funding (05/22/02)
Only four out of 13 Missouri river ports will get state financial help with operating expenses in the coming fiscal year because of a 49 percent funding cut to the Department of Transportation's waterways program. For more on how may affect river commerce, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
Jackson reviews results of traffic study (05/22/02)
The early results of a traffic plan prepared for the city of Jackson at its own cost will be the topic for aldermen as they meet this evening. The city commissioned the St. Louis firm of Crawford, Bunte and Bammeier earlier this year to devise solutions and provide the city with a blueprint for the future. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
'Pay for the Pup' raises double needed for new police dog (05/22/02)
The "Pay for the Pup" campaign, established to raise money for the purchase of a police dog for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, struck gold, raising $18,000, twice the initial amount of $9,000 set at the beginning of the campaign. Started by Cheryl Ellis, Southeast Missourian Jr. ...
Levee rocks come tumbling down (05/22/02)
Motorists cruised through the intersection of Highway 25 and Route A at Dutchtown Wednesday with smiles on their faces. It was the first time they were able to travel the road since the Army Corps of Engineers closed the intersection and Highway 74 on May 15 to build a 2,000-foot temporary levee. But some area businesses are looking to raise money so a temporary levee will never be needed for Dutchtown again. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
SEMO looks at increasing tuition again (05/22/02)
Southeast Missouri State University may have to raise tuition another $15 a credit hour for the fall 2002 and spring 2003 semesters and look at employee layoffs because of a $4 million cut in state funding for May and June, school officials say. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
State to resume mailing of tax refund checks (05/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After delays blamed on a lack of money, the state this week will resume sending out income tax refunds to taxpayers, state budget director Brian Long said Tuesday night. Refunds checks were delayed for about half a million taxpayers because of a budget crunch caused by lower-than-expected state income tax collections. The state still owes $167 million in refunds to taxpayers...
Holden says he supports keeping team downtown (05/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Downtown St. Louis is still where the Cardinals belong, and keeping them there is still a possibility, Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday. A bill that would have committed state funding to help finance a new downtown ballpark never made it to a vote before the Legislature's adjournment last week. In response, Cardinals owners and management said they would move on to other options and consider relocating to the suburbs, perhaps even on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River...
Man to pay for illegally transporting tigers to be killed (05/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A man who admitted to transporting tigers as part of a illegal scheme has been ordered to pay $10,000 to the Save the Tiger Fund. Freddy Wilmoth of Gentry, Ark., also was sentenced to six months of home confinement and three years probation, the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis said. He must also spend two weekends in jail before July...
Charleston man receives prison sentence for drug trafficking (05/22/02)
A former Charleston, Mo., man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 1/2 years in prison on drug charges. Dorian Wells, 29, also known as "Big Heavy," is thought to be a member of a drug ring that primarily distributed crack cocaine to Charleston and Sikeston, Mo...
Prosecutors say Illinois man staged killings of wife, driver (05/22/02)
When Bootheel Area Rapid Transportation owner Ray Duffey first heard that one of his drivers in the Springfield, Ill., office had killed a passenger in her home before being shot by her husband, he flat refused to believe it. "I never believed it that he did that," Duffey said of the 1995 incident. "He was just a nice man I hired up there to drive our vans. I had no problems with him, I had no complaints."...
Pipe bomb found in rural Missouri mailbox (05/22/02)
CAULFIELD, Mo. -- A pipe bomb found in a rural southern Missouri mailbox likely was a targeted threat, not a random terrorist act, a sheriff's investigator said Tuesday. A woman checking on a bluebird nest in her plastic mailbox found the device Monday when she opened the mailbox door. It did not explode and nobody was hurt...
House cleaning coming for 2003; parties jockeying for position (05/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When the opening bell rings in the 2003 legislative session, the Missouri House of Representatives will be a vastly different place. Not counting the handful of incumbents who undoubtedly will be knocked off in this year's elections, at least 84 representatives from the class of 2001-2002 will not be back -- a majority of the 163-member body...
Posthumous college degrees earn ovation for student's parents (05/22/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Even while leukemia ravaged his body, Charles Linnenbringer persisted with his college education -- pursuing five degrees at once at the University of Missouri. His illness finally forced him to leave school this winter and he died in March. But his accomplishments were honored Sunday as his parents, Mary and Jerry Linnenbringer, led the procession of graduates at commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences on the Columbia campus...
FEMA says federal aid expanded for flooding losses (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Residents and business owners in various Missouri counties can seek additional federal aid to cover flooding losses under an amended disaster declaration that had been issued previously for the state. The declaration was issued May 6, after storms and tornadoes struck the southeastern part of the state...
Friend of Gov. Ryan, two others indicted in shakedown scheme (05/22/02)
CHICAGO -- A close friend of Gov. George Ryan was indicted Tuesday on charges of shaking down state vendors for $2.8 million and sharing the cash with a powerful lobbyist and an unnamed state official. "For the better part of a decade, when it came to contracts and leases with the secretary of state's office, the fix was in," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald told a news conference...
Teen-ager says manure 'discipline' stories were exaggerated (05/22/02)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- A former church school student who was ordered to wade into a manure pit as punishment minimized the event Tuesday and acknowledged exaggerating to a sheriff about how often it happened. Now 16 and identified in court papers only as R.K., he was the first Heartland Christian Academy student to testify in the trial of school staffer Charles Robert Patchin, who faces three charges of felony child abuse...
Board would rather lose money than lose fight with teachers (05/22/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Unless teachers approve a three-year contract, the school district here will not make up days lost to a strike despite teachers returning to work, the school board's lawyer said Tuesday. Barney Mundorf, the attorney for the Cairo school board, said officials in this impoverished city would rather forgo thousands of dollars in state aid than allow teachers to work past May 29, the originally scheduled last day of school, without approving the board's offer...
Citizens group argues case its against Illinois governor (05/22/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinoisans should not have to wait on reluctant public officials to take legal action to stop public corruption, a taxpayer group argued Tuesday before the Supreme Court. Citizens represented by the Better Government Association sued over a bribery scandal during Gov. George Ryan's two terms as secretary of state. They want to recover the salary Ryan made, along with the salaries of employees who were taking bribes to issue drivers licenses to unqualified truck drivers...
Bioterrorism bill clears negotiators (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a bioterrorism bill that would spend billions of dollars to stockpile vaccines and help states prepare for a biological disaster. The bill, which is expected to come before the full House today, would also hire more border inspectors to protect food supplies and better regulate laboratories that work with deadly agents...
Government seeks $2.2 million fine over E-911 (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government wants to fine AT&T Wireless Services Inc. $2.2 million for allegedly failing to include technology on new cell phones that allows emergency services to pinpoint the location of a distressed caller. The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to propose the fine, which was announced Monday...
Senate kills worker benefit plans; trade legislation picking up (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate scuttled two proposals Tuesday to create new benefits for workers victimized by imports, including one killed on Vice President Dick Cheney's tie-breaking vote, as momentum grew for passage of major trade legislation sought by the Bush administration...
Powell for giving Yugoslavia aid (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Yugoslavia has met U.S. criteria for cooperating with the U.N. war crimes tribunal, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday, opening the way for a resumption of U.S. assistance. Powell's announcement means that $40 million in frozen assistance can be released and that the administration is free once again to support Yugoslav loan requests in the World Bank and other international lending institutions...
Bush shoots down idea of arming pilots (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- No guns in the cockpit, the Bush administration decided Tuesday, saying pilots should concentrate on flying their airliners and let trained air marshals defend against possible terrorists. Transportation Undersecretary John Magaw's announcement was criticized by some lawmakers and the pilots' unions, who said they would try to overturn the decision...
Voting rights suits to be filed (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government will file three lawsuits against Florida counties alleging voting rights violations resulting from the bitterly disputed 2000 presidential election, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Lawsuits also will be filed in Missouri and Tennessee by the department's civil rights division, Assistant Attorney General Ralph Boyd told the Senate Judiciary Committee...
U.S. accuses 7 countries of promoting terrorism (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The State Department branded Iran the world's most active sponsor of terror Tuesday as the Islamic fundamentalist state intensified support for Palestinian militants attacking Israel. On the other hand, Libya and Sudan were taking steps "to get out of the terrorism business" and North Korea and Syria took smaller steps in that direction, but continued to play host to militant groups, the department said in its annual report to Congress...
House passes bill authorizing $4.6 billion to counter bioterror (05/22/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The House, trying "to think as evilly as we could," overwhelmingly passed a $4.6 billion bill Wednesday aimed at strengthening the nation's bioterrorism preparedness by stockpiling vaccines and boosting inspections of food coming across borders...
Stocks make late advance, ending two days of selling (05/22/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks fluctuated throughout an uncertain session Wednesday, dropping amid fears of terrorist attacks and then turning mostly higher late in the day on rumors that Osama bin Laden had been captured. The market, worried about the possibility of more terrorism, was on its way to its third straight decline before the unconfirmed rumors...
Ex-Klansman convicted in deadly 1963 church bombing (05/22/02)
Associated Press WriterBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- In the final trial stemming from one of the most notorious events of the civil rights era, a mostly white jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder Wednesday in a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963...
Bush opens four-nation European tour (05/22/02)
Associated Press WriterBERLIN (AP) -- President Bush, opening a four-nation trip, told America's allies Wednesday "we've got to be tough" in the battle against terrorism. Thousands of demonstrators massed in central Berlin against the U.S.-led war as the president arrived...
Senate panel subpoenas White House staff in Enron investigation (05/22/02)
AP Business WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate panel voted on party lines Wednesday to issue Congress' first subpoenas to the Bush White House, seeking information on staff contacts with Enron Corp. officials. The vote was 9-8 to subpoena President Bush's executive office and the office of Vice President Dick Cheney to compel them to produce relevant documents by noon on June 3. ...
Appeals Court frees Corps from orders on Missouri River (05/22/02)
Associated Press WriterPIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has freed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from three court orders that restricted how the agency operated the Missouri River in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued a stay that blocks orders issued by federal judges in the three states. State officials received the appeals court's decision on Wednesday...
Bills would protect children on Internet (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Citing Internet danger to children, the House voted Tuesday to expand wiretap authority to target molesters who find young victims online and to establish a new domain for kid-friendly Web sites. The wiretap measure, approved 396-11, would allow investigators to seek wiretaps for suspected sexual predators to help block physical meetings between molesters and children they meet via the computer...
Skeletal remains found in Washington park may be Levy's (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A skull and other human bones were found in a park early Wednesday and police are trying to determine whether they are the remains of Chandra Levy, the 24-year-old intern who disappeared more than a year ago. "The possibility exists that it's a female based on some preliminary work," Terrance W. Gainer, Washington's deputy police chief, said in a telephone interview from Rock Creek Park. "They have been here for some time."...
Broker to pay $100 million fine (05/22/02)
NEW YORK -- Merrill Lynch & Co. will pay a $100 million fine and change compensation for its stock analysts in a settlement designed to usher in a new era of analyst independence on Wall Street. The agreement reached Tuesday with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer requires Merrill Lynch to stop rewarding its 800 analysts for helping the firm win investment banking fees for arranging mergers and new stock offerings...
National briefs 5/22 (05/22/02)
Grandson of doctor who treated assassin dies SAGINAW, Mich. -- Richard D. Mudd, who spent much of his life trying to overturn his grandfather's conviction on charges of aiding Abraham Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, died early Tuesday. He was 101...
People talk 5/22 (05/22/02)
Singer Stevie Wonder sings and swings NEW YORK -- We all know Stevie Wonder can sing -- but can he swing? He proved he could do both Monday night, jamming with Wynton Marsalis and his septet at Jazz at Lincoln Center's spring gala at the Apollo Theater...
Nation briefs 5/22/02 (05/22/02)
Harvard faculty to revisit sexual misconduct policy BOSTON -- Harvard professor Everett Mendelsohn didn't hesitate to vote for a change in the student handbook making those who allege being victims of sexual misconduct provide witnesses or evidence up front before the school launches an investigation...
FBI warns of possible threats to NY landmarks (05/22/02)
NEW YORK -- The FBI warned city officials Tuesday it had received uncorroborated information that terrorists have made threats against New York and some of its landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly characterized the information as "general threats" but patrols were increased at some popular sites, including the statue and the bridge...
Report shows mixed health habits for Americans (05/22/02)
CHICAGO -- Americans are buckling up but chugging down, getting cancer screening tests yet still smoking too much, according to government research showing mixed results when it comes to healthy habits nationwide. State-by-state surveys of adult health trends in the 1990s reveal disturbing increases in binge drinking -- rising in more than a third of states and falling in only three. ...
Bush renews warnings of possible attacks (05/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush warned Tuesday that al-Qaida terrorists still "want to hurt us," while his Pentagon chief said terrorists inevitably will acquire weapons of mass destruction from countries like Iraq, Iran or North Korea. In a shift from previous refusals to give Congress certain information, the administration showed members of the Senate Judiciary Committee portions of a July memo from a Phoenix FBI agent who issued a pre-Sept. 11 warning of Arabs attending U.S. flight schools...
Azerbaijan hopes for peace with pope's visit (05/22/02)
BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Soldiers in dark-green camouflage snapped their bayonets at the Martyrs' Lane cemetery Tuesday, practicing drills for the arrival of Pope John Paul II. Most of the hundreds of rows of black tombstones are for those killed in fighting during the civil war in Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan...
Suicide bomber pledges more attacks to come in video message (05/22/02)
ASKAR REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- A baby-faced Osama Boshkar held an M-16 assault rifle in a home video released by his family on Tuesday, and he promised that he would not be the last Palestinian suicide bomber. The 18-year-old carpenter slipped into Israel on Sunday, traveled to the nearby coastal city of Netanya, and, wearing an olive-colored Israeli army uniform, disappeared into a narrow lane of vegetable stands at an outdoor market. ...
Bush to appeal for Europe's support on trip to Berlin (05/22/02)
BERLIN -- In this city where two of his predecessors made fiery Cold War speeches, President Bush is looking to rekindle European support that surged after Sept. 11 but has lately been on the wane, amid perceptions the United States is increasingly going it alone in world affairs...
Deal complete to send 13 exiled Palestinians to Europe (05/22/02)
LARNACA, Cyprus -- The European Union finalized a deal Tuesday to accept 13 Palestinian militants involved in the siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. The men have been eating three meals a day and passing time watching satellite TV at a Cyprus beach hotel for the last two weeks...
Liberian rebels take mining town (05/22/02)
The Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia -- Rebel forces have taken control of a key diamond-mining town in northwestern Liberia, military officials said Tuesday. The rebel fighters, using heavy weaponry, met little resistance from government troops when they burst into the town of Lofa Bridge three days ago, the officials said on condition of anonymity...
Japan's premier starts push to bolster sagging birthrate (05/22/02)
TOKYO -- Many young Japanese are too busy logging hours at the office and enjoying the material spoils of their hard work to even think about marriage, let alone kids. It's a trend Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sought to reverse Tuesday when he ordered top aides to draw up policies to make parenthood more attractive and affordable for the country's swelling ranks of childless 20- and 30-somethings...
Swift ratification of U.S.-Russian arms deal predicted (05/22/02)
MOSCOW -- Despite some grumbling from nationalists that Russia caved in to the United States, the nuclear arms deal to be signed this week faces no serious opposition in the Russian parliament, a senior lawmaker said Tuesday. Alexei Arbatov, deputy head of the parliament's defense affairs committee, said the lower house, which is dominated by pro-government moderates, will quickly rubber-stamp the deal...
Iran - Cuba does not transfer technology for germ warfare (05/22/02)
HAVANA -- Iran's ambassador denied U.S. allegations that Cuba transfers technology to his country for germ warfare uses, insisting Tuesday that the countries' scientific agreements are for lifesaving technology such as hepatitis vaccines. Ambassador Seyed D. Salehi held a news conference to deny allegations made earlier this month by Undersecretary of State John Bolton that Cuba has at least a limited offensive biological warfare research and development effort...
Jenna Bush works to avoid attention on trip to Europe (05/22/02)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Jenna Bush, Secret Service code name "Twinkle," shunned the bright lights of her mother's 10-day European tour, taking pains to avoid news cameras. In the three years since Jenna and twin sister Barbara, now 20, told their father they wanted nothing to do with his presidential campaign, neither girl has warmed to public life. "I would say probably NO," first lady Laura Bush said with a chuckle on Tuesday...
Arafat weak as demands for reform keep growing (05/22/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat is at his weakest in years, with his popularity down and his people clamoring for reform. Yet, no serious challenger has emerged, according to political analysts and a new opinion poll released Tuesday. Marwan Barghouti, a key street leader of the Palestinian uprising, is the front-runner among potential contenders -- but he's been sitting in an Israeli jail since the army detained him last month during a sweep through the West Bank...
Featherless fowl in Israel beat the heat (05/22/02)
JERUSALEM -- Seedless watermelon was one thing, but a featherless chicken? An Israeli researcher is growing bald birds that will stay cool in the sultry Middle East and other hot regions. The less fatty, crossbred chickens will fare better in tropical climates, where expensive cooling systems are needed to raise poultry, Hebrew University's Avigdor Cahaner said Tuesday. ...
Palestinian militant, tow others killed by Israeli shells (05/22/02)
Associated Press WriterNABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks fired at the Balata refugee camp Wednesday, killing a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade militia and three other Palestinians, witnesses and the military said. Witnesses said Israeli forces on Mount Gerizim, overlooking the camp, fired shells at the camp cemetery, hitting three activists and a bystander. ...
Bomb explodes in suburb south of Tel Aviv (05/22/02)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A bomb exploded Wednesday evening in Rishon Letzion, a suburb of Tel Aviv, and authorities said dozens of people were wounded. Israel TV reported two people were killed, apparently including the bomber. Police said the bomb went off on Rothschild Street in the middle of the city. On May 7, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pool hall in the same Tel Aviv suburb, killing 15 Israelis and himself...
Mexico to pay U.S. water debt (05/22/02)
The Associated Press MEXICO CITY -- Mexico proposed Monday to pay off its water debt to the United States within five years without imposing strict conservation measures on its population. The National Water Commission proposal would increase Mexico's annual water payment to the United States under a 1944 treaty from 114 billion gallons a year to 180 billion gallons for the next five years...
Canada to pull troops from Afghanistan soon (05/22/02)
TORONTO -- Canada announced Tuesday it was bringing home its ground troops from Afghanistan this summer, ending their six-month mission. Defense Minister Art Eggleton said navy and special forces would maintain their roles in the U.S.-led campaign. "We'll continue to be a part of it," Eggleton said...
Separatist leader assassinated as Hindu, Muslim tensions grow (05/22/02)
SRINAGAR, India -- A prominent separatist who sought dialogue with India and opposed violence was shot to death Tuesday in front of 5,000 people at a ceremony to commemorate another assassinated independence leader. The slaying of Abdul Ghani Lone came at a time of increasing tensions between India and Pakistan, nuclear powers that have fought two wars over the divided Himalayan region. Shelling persisted on the India-Pakistan frontier, where the Indian prime minister planned to visit troops...
Rocker, Republican go to Africa (05/22/02)
ACCRA, Ghana -- It's the Rocker and the Republican, on Africa Cliche-Breaking Tour 2002. Singer Bono and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill embarked Tuesday on a four-nation odyssey: Bono, bent on convincing O'Neill, that Africa puts Western development aid to good use...
Iranians discuss Iran-U.S. ties (05/22/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- For the first time in two decades, Iran's hard-liners and reformers on Tuesday debated the prospect of resuming relations with the United States, a lawmaker said. Senior politicians and lawmakers attended a closed meeting at the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee to listen to "expert views" on the complexities of Tehran-Washington ties, the lawmaker said...
Notre Dame offense gains steam for final Class 2A run (05/22/02)
Notre Dame is taking this enrollment multiplier thing seriously. Getting bumped up to Class 3A in baseball next year due to the recently passed 1.35 multiplier proposal for private schools in Missouri, the Bulldogs have apparently implemented the change on offense during their final days as a Class 2A school...
Parkway Central ends Jackson soccer season (05/22/02)
FENTON, Mo. -- Jackson's record-setting girls' soccer season came to an end Tuesday night as the Indians lost to Parkway Central 2-0 in a Class 4A sectional game at the Anheuser-Busch Conference & Sports Centre. The Indians, who last week won their first district title, finish the year with a 15-2-1 record. The Colts (16-4-3) advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round...
Southeast takes cautious approach toward OVC Tournament (05/22/02)
Southeast defeated Morehead State twice over the weekend, but the Indians weren't taking Morehead lightly while they prepared for Wednesday's first-round baseball tournament game. For more on this story, plus a look at the other teams in the tournament, see Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Purcell top pitcher, Hogan top coach in OVC awards (05/22/02)
On the heels of its first Ohio Valley Conference regular-season baseball championship, Southeast Missouri State University captured two of the league's four major postseason awards Tuesday night in Paducah, Ky. Mark Hogan won Coach of the Year and Brad Purcell won Pitcher of the Year at the OVC honors reception on the eve of the conference tournament...
Indians wary of big OVC tournament task (05/22/02)
Logic says Southeast Missouri State University should ease past Morehead State in today's opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. But logic sometimes takes a back seat to weird happenings in the league tournament, when stakes are raised and regular-season records mean little...
Jenkins shatters her own Southeast discus record (05/22/02)
The impressive freshman season for Southeast Missouri State University track athlete Heather Jenkins reached new heights over the weekend. Jenkins shattered her own school record in the discus during the Georgia Tech Invitational with a throw of 173 feet, 11 inches to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships...
OVC Tournament teams at a glance (05/22/02)
Southeast Missouri
  • Seed: NO. 1 N RECORD: 32-17, 16-5 OVC
  • Coach: MARK HOGAN (243-182-1 IN 8 YEARS AT SE) N BATTING AVERAGE: .310...
  • With Cubs struggling, expectations on Prior even bigger (05/22/02)
    CHICAGO -- The expectations on Chicago Cubs pitching phenom Mark Prior aren't so big. All the No. 2 pick in last summer's amateur draft has to do is revive baseball's perennial losers. Not only have the Cubs not won a World Series since 1908, they haven't had back-to-back winning seasons since 1971-72...
    It's not about the money -- well, not entirely (05/22/02)
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Phil Mickelson is second on the PGA Tour money list with just over $2.2 million. Tiger Woods made more than that last week alone. All he had to do was fly to Germany and collect his $2 million appearance fee. Woods earned the other $410,000 from his 38th career victory, holding off a gutsy challenge from Colin Montgomerie to win the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open in a playoff...
    It's the last big week for Open exemptions (05/22/02)
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Dudley Hart had no chance of winning the Colonial, but birdies on three of the last four holes certainly came in handy. Hart finished fourth, moved up 12 spots to No. 44 in the world ranking and should be a shoo-in for the U.S. Open...
    Celtics rally defense, tie series with Nets (05/22/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Boston Celtics did it with defense on a night when Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker weren't all that special on offense. Stopping the Nets from running and remembering how to rebound, the Celtics made a defensive stand while taking control in the third quarter and defeated New Jersey 93-86 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece...
    Hurricanes use another OT, go up 2-1 over Leafs (05/22/02)
    TORONTO -- Jeff O'Neill showed once again how potent the Carolina Hurricanes are in overtime. O'Neill scored 6:01 into the extra session, lifting the Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night...
    Yankees win sixth in a row behind Mussina (05/22/02)
    NEW YORK -- Mike Mussina, working on just three days' rest, allowed only four hits in 6 2/3 innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Mussina (6-2) struck out five and walked three while filling in for left-hander David Wells, who missed his turn because of back soreness...
    Simontacchi makes his case, keeps Cards on a roll (05/22/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The last of the St. Louis Cardinals' stand-in starters made an impressive bid to stay in the rotation. Jason Simontacchi pitched seven impressive innings as the Cardinals won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night...
    Puttanesca sauce adds more flavor to spaghetti (05/22/02)
    First, the challenge: Puttanesca sauce, of Neapolitan origin, is often overpowered by one flavor, or is heavy or dull, says Shannon Blaisdell in a feature in the April issue of Cook's Illustrated magazine. She set to work to overcome these faults. After the exhaustive testing that is the magazine's stock-in-trade, she did. ...
    Kit helps couple develop taste for wine (05/22/02)
    CONCORD, N.H. -- The suggestion that we hold our own wine tasting party was tempting, even romantic. Our heads filled with images of glamorous friends gathered in our equally glamorous dining room, clinking fine crystal, quaffing spirits and uttering lines such as, "It's a bit precocious, but the chocolate and fig undertones are exquisite."...
    Cherry shortcakes benefit from sweet flavor (05/22/02)
    Bing Cherry Shortcakes are easy to bake, but make a colorful dessert and a sweet flourish with which to end a meal. For a special treat, top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream -- it will look as pretty as a picture. The Bing cherries lend a rich hue to the confection, as well as natural juicy sweetness. Bing cherries are hard to miss -- they are really large, and their color can range from a deep garnet red to almost black. They are good for eating out-of-hand, as well as for cooking...
    Avoiding kitchen catastrophes (05/22/02)
    Food writer answers intriguing questions about cooking "A little learning is a dangerous thing," Alexander Pope remarked. I don't disagree, but clearly no knowledge at all can be just as hazardous. Especially in the kitchen. If you can't tell a coulis from a clafoutis, don't know whether it's better to chop garlic or mash it in a press, or fail to appreciate the role of a mirepoix, you could be setting yourself up for culinary catastrophe. ...
    New cookbook full of great recipes (05/22/02)
    smclanahan It is hard to believe that school is coming to a close for another year. Friday will finish up Ross' second-grade year and he will turn 8 years old. Mrs. Skinner has worked so hard with her class to build them in reading, writing and math skills. ...
    What could cause dog to shed hair? (05/22/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have a small mixed breed dog with short hair that seems to be constantly shedding. His skin is not red, nor does it have any scabs or crusts. He scratches occasionally, but not enough that I consider it a problem. Other than leaving hair everywhere I think he looks pretty healthy. Is there anything that can be done to eliminate some of this shedding?...
    New cards call for new outlook (05/22/02)
    Greeting card aisles put a lot of pressure on the average woman. We agonize over finding the ideal picture with the ideal sentiment. Why do you think there are so many different lines of greeting cards? There are country-style cards and post-modern cards. There are cards specifically for Latino and African-American consumers. Some are blank inside and some have long poems that female recipients read and male recipients pretend to read...
    Rev. Charles Herbst (05/22/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Charles Y. Herbst, 79, of Perryville died Monday, May 20, 2002, at St. Mary's of the Barrens. He was born May 23, 1922, in St. Louis, son of Charles and Della Lockner Herbst. Herbst had 22 years of education, and a master's degree in speech. He was a Catholic priest with the Congregation of the Mission...
    Keith Lee (05/22/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Keith Henry Lee of Benton will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Unity Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery at Charleston, Mo. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today...
    Louis Myers (05/22/02)
    A memorial service for Michelle L. "Shelley" Plummer will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Klein will officiate. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements. Plummer, 69, died Sunday, May 19, 2002, at her home...
    Hubert Sutterer (05/22/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hubert F. Sutterer, 84, of Perryville died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Perry County, son of Edwin and Theresa Layton Sutterer. He and Viola Endres were married April 10, 1939. She died Jan. 30, 1997...
    Louis Myers (05/22/02)
    MARQUAND, Mo. -- Louis H. Myers, 73, of Marquand died Monday, May 20, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room. He was born Feb. 15, 1929, at Cold Water, Mo., the son of Marvin Hill and Ethel Mae Gamblin Myers. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 15 years. He was a retired carpenter...
    Cecil Strachan (05/22/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Cecil E. Strachan of Sikeston will be held at 11 a.m. today at Shady Acres Church of Christ. Patrick Hogan will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service...
    Jordan Killen (05/22/02)
    Jordan L. Killen, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Hot Springs, Ark. He was a waiter at Huey's, and member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, William S. "Bill" and Martha Killen of Memphis; three sisters, Jennifer Moore of Memphis, Jenny Hutto of Athens, Ala., Laura Ray of Vinemont, Ala.; two brothers, Steve and James Killen of Memphis; and grandmother, Odetta Niswonger of Cape Girardeau...
    Births 5/22/02 (05/22/02)
    Raines Daughter to Kevin C. and Sharon K. Raines of Whitewater, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:41 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002. Name, Elizabeth Marie. Weight, 7 pounds 9 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Raines is the former Sharon Houar, daughter of Barb and Don Ahlrichs of Monticello, Iowa, and John and Pat Houar of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ...
    Cape police report 5/22/02 (05/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, May 22 DWIAnne Elizabeth Schrader, 44, 1622 Oak Lane, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsDamond Patrick Riddle, 21, 373 N. Henderson, was arrested Monday for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia...
    Cape fire report 5/22/02 (05/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, May 22 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 6:41 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1020 Parkway Drive. At 8:16 p.m., a still alarm at 2430 Albert Rasche. At 10:56 p.m., a motor vehicle crash at 2429 Perryville Road...
    Out of the past 5/22/02 (05/22/02)
    10 years ago: May 22, 1992 Vicki and Todd Lantz plan to open Cape Town Safari, drive-through animal park and petting zoo next month; they hope to have exotic animal park open June 10, with grand opening scheduled for July 4 weekend; site is old 5-H Ranch, owned by Vicki Lantz's father, Dave Hale, who has been in exotic animal business for more than two decades...
    Clarification 5/22 (05/22/02)
  • The Day of Adventure on Thursday was provided by the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area District Council and the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts were omitted from a photo caption in Friday's edition.
  • I-66 going through Cape increasingly unlikely (05/22/02)
    The I-66 project, the dream of an east-west corridor linking Virginia and California, has been in the planning stages for more than a decade. The latest movement was a public information workshop at the Missouri Department of Transportation office in Sikeston, Mo. Representatives of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began the process of determining what role Cape Girardeau may have in the I-66 process...
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