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Stories from Sunday, June 9, 2002

Mobile CAT scans come to area with questions (06/09/02)
MEDICINE VAN ON THE NET: www.cat-scan2000.com www.fda.gov By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian A new mobile CAT scan unit that will visit Cape Girardeau and Jackson this week is being hyped by its Florida-based owners as a new technology that could save lives by finding abnormalities before they result in cancer...
riverboat.1a (06/09/02)
Riverboat arrivals help downtown economy By Heidi Hall ~ Southeast Missourian Impossibly cheerful volunteers dispense paddlewheel-shaped lapel pins and offhandedly suggest they be worn immediately -- the pins are a signal to store owners who these important folks are...
Foundation names associate director (06/09/02)
Doug McDermott of Cape Girardeau has been hired as associate director of development with the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. He will be responsible for coordinating annual development efforts to increase alumni support of Southeast Missouri State University...
riverboat box (06/09/02)
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  • What: River Explorer, a floating hotel When: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. today Where: Riverfront, downtown Cape Girardeau Details: The time is subject to change...
  • briefs.8a (06/09/02)
    Jurors say Skakel's own words led to conviction DARIEN, Conn. -- Jurors who convicted Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel of murder said Saturday their decision was based not on a single piece of evidence, but an overwhelming set of circumstances. A majority of jurors believed Skakel was guilty at the start of deliberations, while a few had questions about testimony that they wanted to resolve, two jurors said...
    World briefs 10A (06/09/02)
    Chavez calls for unity in Venezuelan military CARACAS, Venezuela -- Amid rumors of another coup plot in Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez called for unity within the armed forces on Saturday and accused the media of trying to provoke a military uprising...
    Bridge construction to delay traffic (06/09/02)
    Diversion Channel bridge construction could delay traffic this week on the northbound Interstate 55 ramp at Route AB. Weather permitting, girders will be set. Traffic will have to stop for 10 to 15 minutes at a time on the northbound ramp while the procedure is under way, said Bob Wilson, Missouri Department of Transportation engineer. The construction work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday...
    U.S. envoy- India, Pakistan ready to make conciliatory gestures (06/09/02)
    NEW DELHI, India -- The threat of war between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan appeared to lessen further Saturday, with India saying Pakistan was making moves "in the right direction" and Pakistan affirming that "ice has broken." A top U.S. envoy said tensions over the Kashmir region were down "measurably."...
    Blood donations drop across nation, Red Cross says (06/09/02)
    ONE-DAY SUPPLY By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau physician Dr. C. John Ritter is recovering from a liver transplant at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. The complicated surgery required a transfusion of 135 units of blood and blood products...
    'Start with a vision' Woman uses attitude to create art, fight (06/09/02)
    CARBONDALE, Ill.-- When Inga Silver was 14 months old, she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. When she was 10 years old, she found a book belonging to her parents, and did some reading on her own about her medical condition. She realized that she was expected to lose her sight at age 16, and to die at around 20...
    Rockford-area workers like both best- and worst-rated jobs (06/09/02)
    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Ironworker Ron Bridges used to work untethered, climbing from one towering steel building column to another. An ironworker for 28 years, the Machesney Park man remembers how real the fear of falling was before safety rules years ago put a stop to untethered work. Now when ironworkers work in high places, they stand in lifts held by cranes or wear harnesses tied to stationary objects...
    UMC sending minister to breakaway church (06/09/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Despite the recent return of the Agee Church congregation to its sanctuary, the United Methodist Church will send a minister there to preach today. Karen Gordy-Panhorst, communications coordinator for the Missouri Area of the United Methodist Church, said Thursday that the Rev. Elroy Hines of the Kansas City, Mo., area had been asked to minister at the church...
    Judge bars publication of attorneys' letter (06/09/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A judge has barred The Kansas City Star from publishing a letter from lawyers representing hundreds of people who are suing two drug manufacturers whose products were diluted and sold by pharmacist Robert Courtney. In a two-page temporary restraining order issued Friday against The Star and reporter Dan Margolies, Senior Jackson County Circuit Judge Lee Wells stated that release of the information "presents an immediate and potentially irreparable harm to the parties that can only be prevented by entry of this restraining order restraining release of the attorney client privileged communications and privileged information.". ...
    A league of their own Mounds, Ill., builds diamond for baseball (06/09/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Little League dad Gene Kennedy burst into the hardware store. The town's first game was about to start at the new ball park and the umpires had nothing to clean home plate. The store owner handed him a paint brush, no charge. People are chipping in however they can for the new league and lighted diamond, which some say are bringing hope and summertime fun to a town where both are scarce...
    Playing the odds Regulators use mock casino to learn how to spo (06/09/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There's a casino in the basement of Missouri Gaming Commission headquarters, but don't get the wrong idea. It's not designed to lure gamblers or make a profit. Its purpose is to train state officials on how to catch cheaters at Missouri's 11 casinos...
    Police search home in case involving dead prostitutes (06/09/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Police investigating the deaths of 10 women, all believed to be victims of a serial killer preying on prostitutes, detained and questioned a man Friday and searched his home in suburban Ferguson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Saturday editions...
    Commissioner of Higher Education, ex-SEMO president, to step do (06/09/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Higher Education commissioner Kala M. Stroup will step down to become president of a Kansas City-based group that prepares undergraduate college students for jobs in the nonprofit sector. American Humanics said Friday that it has hired Stroup. ...
    No quick solutions to flooding for subdivision (06/09/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- On a 1901 Scott County map, the area now occupied by the Mini Farms subdivision has a different name -- "St. John's Lake." Mini Farms residents know they're in a low spot and expect some water every now and then. "But through the years it's become progressively worse," said resdient Jim Marret...
    Experts say hiking strenghthens leg, back muscles (06/09/02)
    Hiking is a great natural way to maintain fitness, but be sure you're prepared and pre-conditioned before you start out on a substantial walk. "Hiking is a rigorous physical activity, and the best conditioning for it is to day-hike, carrying a full backpack load," said Mac Johnson, dean of students at Roanoke College in Salem, Va...
    Report on Carnahan crash answers what happened (06/09/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The final report from federal investigators on the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan explains what happened that night, and why. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that his pilot son, Randy, suffered disorientation so severe that he lost control of his Cessna 335, and the plane plummeted 7,700 feet into wooded hills...
    Investigation examines translators for FBI (06/09/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating a whistle-blower's allegations of security lapses in the translator program that has played an important role in interpreting interviews and intercepts of Osama bin Laden's network since Sept. 11, officials said...
    Bush sidesteps statehood issue for Palestinians (06/09/02)
    CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush on Saturday sidestepped Arab pleas to impose a deadline for Palestinian statehood while Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak defended Yasser Arafat and urged, "Give this man a chance." Ending weekend talks on the Mideast crisis, Bush and Mubarak agreed that the Palestinian Authority must enact political reforms to give Israel the confidence to negotiate peace. ...
    Three people die after shootings at newspaper's production pla (06/09/02)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. --An employee shot a co-worker to death and wounded another at a newspaper production plant Saturday, then killed another employee in a nearby suburb before he was found dead in a burned-out car, police said. Family members identified the gunman as Carlos Pacheco and said he had complained that he was teased by colleagues at The Providence Journal production plant for years...
    Essay addition to SAT exam would add new challenges (06/09/02)
    NEW YORK -- An expected overhaul of the SAT college entrance exam looks likely to include a handwritten essay, creating a new challenge for college-bound students, a big logistic chore for test administrators and more emphasis on writing in high school...
    Moon will obscure sun in partial solar eclipse (06/09/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- A dazzling solar eclipse will be on display across a broad swath of the western United States, Mexico, Canada and Asia on Monday, with as much as 99 percent of the sun obscured by the moon. One of the best U.S. views will be in San Diego, where as much as three-fourths of the sun will be hidden...
    Jurors continue in Andersen trial (06/09/02)
    HOUSTON -- Jurors in Arthur Andersen LLP's obstruction of justice trial deliberated for a third day Saturday without reaching a verdict in the first criminal trial to emerge from Enron Corp.'s stunning collapse last year. The jury had already discussed the five-week case for about 25 hours when they broke for the day Saturday. Deliberations were to resume today...
    Hundreds of sex abuse suits filed against dioceses (06/09/02)
    At least 300 civil lawsuits alleging clerical sex abuse have been filed in 16 states since January, when the case of a pedophile priest in Boston spurred claims against Roman Catholic dioceses across America, a nationwide review by The Associated Press found...
    Space traveler requests model (06/09/02)
    The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The international space station's new skipper says forget 'N Sync singer Lance Bass as the orbiting outpost's next tourist. Send up Cindy Crawford! "We would be very happy to see one of the supermodels," Russian Valery Korzun said Saturday in response to a reporter's question as he settled in for a long and cloistered stay...
    Block Island residents prepare for 'summer shuffle' (06/09/02)
    NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. -- Warm ocean breezes signal moving season on scenic Block Island, where scarce housing leaves year-round workers like Nancy Perry almost begging for beds every summer. Although Perry is the town finance director, she still isn't sure where she'll be living when her lease expires this month...
    Costly coiffures (06/09/02)
    ATLANTA -- Some of the frizzy and curly haired, tired of spending hours with a hair dryer forcing the loops out of their locks, are turning to a new straightening treatment that promises months of silky straight hair. Getting rid of curls doesn't come cheap, however, with some salons charging $1,000 for a process that will need a touchup in a few months...
    New approach against Lyme disease kills ticks (06/09/02)
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A new contraption designed to kill ticks on the backs of mice could prove a powerful weapon against Lyme disease. The contraption -- developed by government scientists -- consists of bait boxes placed outdoors designed to lure the rodents that harbor the Lyme disease bacteria...
    Older people increasingly sedentary (06/09/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Getting Americans who are middle-aged and older to use their bodies more requires advocates of physical activity to understand their minds better. A new survey indicates many people like the idea of exercise, but only in principle. The RoperASW survey for AARP said 63 percent of Americans ages 50-79 consider exercise the best thing they could do for their health. ...
    Ex-CIA chief will lead Texas A&M (06/09/02)
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Former CIA Director Robert Gates has been hired as president of Texas A&M University after a 5-3 vote by the school's board of regents. Gates, 58, will succeed Ray Bowen, who is retiring after leading the 44,000-student school for eight years...
    Diverse outlooks (06/09/02)
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- It's a long way from Arizona's Fort Apache Indian Reservation to the oceanfront kitchen at Fralinger's Saltwater Taffy. Bennett Cosay knows. He made the 2,100-mile trip here to shoot pictures of taffy being made. And when he flew home, he had more than photographs to show for it...
    odds and ends 6/9 (06/09/02)
    Nesting gulls raise stink at convention center The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Nesting gulls are raising a stink at the Midwest Express Center. Officials at the convention facility say the problem stems from ring-billed gulls and herring gulls near the metal air intake structures on top of the building...
    Peopletalk 8B (06/09/02)
    Palmer to play on 'green' greens NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- Golf legend Arnold Palmer and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency plan to play nine holes at a course designed to be environmentally friendly. Palmer's company, Palmer Course Design, designed the 18-hole ArborLinks Home Course in this town famous for Arbor Day, the tree-planting holiday founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton...
    Hershey workers approve new contract (06/09/02)
    HERSHEY, Pa. -- Members of Chocolate Workers Local 464 voted overwhelmingly Saturday to approve a new contract with Hershey Foods Corp., ending the longest strike in company history. The April 26 walkout of 2,700 workers largely idled two chocolate plants that make up nearly a quarter of the largest U.S. candymaker's production...
    Spies of past gather to mark Strategic Services anniversary (06/09/02)
    McLEAN, Va. -- Secrets can get so old they don't matter any more. Try telling that to veterans of the OSS, some of whom have never answered the question: Dad, mom, what did you do in the war? In World War II, members of the Office of Strategic Services were spies, saboteurs, commandos, propagandists, weird inventors, translators, typists...
    Feel-good gadgets Japan swept up in fad for negative ions (06/09/02)
    TOKYO -- Gadget-loving Japan is hooked on a new fad -- hairdryers, air conditioners and other electronic goods that some buyers swear deliver the soothing mood lifts of negative ions, those invisible bits of matter swarming under waterfalls and trees...
    Auschwitz survivors share with youth (06/09/02)
    OSWIECIM, Poland -- Aging survivors of the Auschwitz death camp shared their stories with young Poles and Germans Saturday in the first Holocaust education program financed by a German fund for Nazi-era slave laborers. About 160 youth from across Poland and Germany are participating in the three-day program led by 35 camp survivors...
    Chinese newspaper mistakenly publishes American humor article o (06/09/02)
    BEIJING -- It was a great story: U.S. Congress wants new building, threatens to leave Washington. So one of Beijing's biggest tabloids published as news the fictional account from the Web site of the American satire newspaper The Onion -- and got an embarrassing lesson in journalism...
    Afghan economy looks for new life from exports (06/09/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- In a dim, dusty factory thick with the peaty aroma of overripe fruit, 16 women dip their hands in vats of paraffin oil and toil -- for their paychecks and for the new Afghanistan. The Majidi Raisin Co., a low-slung building east of Kabul, packages and ships oil-coated raisins from the once-fertile Shomali Plain. Like 90 percent of Afghanistan's raisins, most that leave the premises these days will be consumed by Afghans. But it wasn't always that way...
    Traditional loya jirga brings Afghans hope for future (06/09/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Ground down by decades of invasion, war and repression, Afghans are looking to this week's traditional "grand council" not only to choose a new government but to give them hope. "If the loya jirga fails us, there will be no life for us," said Ehsanullah, a hotel owner in a southern province still full of Taliban sympathizers. "Our hope is that it will bring our nation together, that brother will stop killing brother, that we will live together in peace."...
    The occidental tourist Afghanistan tourism making a comeback -- (06/09/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- It's late afternoon on Chicken Street and the Afghan carpet dealers are eyeing the only customer left: a foreign peacekeeper in camouflage fatigues with a flak jacket strapped around his chest. The soldier isn't buying anything, but merchants staking out this tourist alley in the capital say business is better than its been in years...
    Gunman fires shots outside residence of Greek premier (06/09/02)
    ATHENS, Greece -- A man wielding a shotgun fired shots at the home of the Greek premier Saturday and was arrested after a gun battle with police, authorities said. The gunman was injured, but no one else was hurt. Costas Simitis was inside the building when the incident occurred, in a heavily policed area of central Athens. The entrance of the apartment block was damaged by one of the shots...
    Mixed views (06/09/02)
    Five years after handover, Hong Kong nervously clinging to its freedoms By Dirk Beveridge ~ The Associated Press HONG KONG -- As they do every Sunday, people thronged the open-air markets full of squirming fish and dried shark's fins, and the air-conditioned department stores offering the latest from Gucci and Ralph Lauren...
    Deadly Colombian explosion caused by bomb, not gas leak (06/09/02)
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian authorities said Saturday that a deadly explosion in an upscale Bogota neighborhood -- initially blamed on a gas explosion -- was caused by a bomb. The explosion Thursday inside La Churreria restaurant killed one woman and injured 10 people who were eating lunch, said Sgt. Alberto Cantillo, a spokesman for the Bogota Metropolitan Police...
    Three Israelis, four Palestinians killed as Sharon heads to U.S (06/09/02)
    JERUSALEM -- In a trio of deadly episodes Saturday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen killed a pregnant woman, her husband and an Israeli soldier at a mobile home settlement, while at least four armed Palestinians died. The bloodshed came as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon headed to Washington to tell President Bush that peace talks should not be restarted until the more than 20 months of violence ends...
    Far right looms again as French go to polls (06/09/02)
    PARIS -- Ultimately crushed in last month's presidential vote, France's extreme right returns to center stage in legislative elections that start today -- this time as a potential spoiler. The voting, which ends in a second round June 16, could give the National Front a handful of seats in the National Assembly, polls show. But the real fear among moderates is the extremist party could tip the balance in races for the 577 voting districts...
    Philippine troops intensify offensive against terrorists (06/09/02)
    SIRAWAI, Philippines -- Muslim extremist rebels eluded pursuers Saturday but U.S.-trained Philippine troops said the guerrillas are more vulnerable and scrambling to avoid capture. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo pledged that troops would now unleash their full arsenal on the rebels because Philippine forces will not have to worry about harming hostages...
    Serena beats sister Venus for title (06/09/02)
    PARIS -- The French Open was hers, no more shots to chase or winners to produce. Still, Serena Williams didn't want to look her opponent in the eye. It's never easy to compete against your sister -- or beat her. Tying their Sister Slam series at one title apiece, Serena stopped older sibling Venus 7-5, 6-3 Saturday at Roland Garros in a final that was far more competitive, if just as sloppy, as their championship match at the U.S. Open nine months ago...
    War Emblem doomed at start, falters in last leg of Triple Crown (06/09/02)
    NEW YORK -- Bob Baffert was right -- a bad start was the only thing that could keep War Emblem from winning the Triple Crown. As soon as the gates sprang open and the black colt nearly fell to his knees, the trainer knew he and his horse were doomed...
    Pocono track dries out; Marlin shows his speed (06/09/02)
    LONG POND, Pa. -- Sterling Marlin should have no reason to worry about his car not being fast at Pocono Raceway, where the track dried enough Saturday to permit the first NASCAR practice of the weekend. The Winston Cup points leader was awarded the pole Friday, when water seeping through seams and cracks on the 2 1/2-mile triangle prevented practice and qualifying. The starting grid for today's Pocono 500 was set according to series points...
    D-backs give Martinez his first loss (06/09/02)
    BOSTON -- Baseball's winningest pitcher had his way with baseball's winningest team. Curt Schilling and the Arizona Diamondbacks handed Pedro Martinez his first loss, beating the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Saturday to remain perfect at Fenway Park. Schilling (12-1) allowed six hits and two walks over 7 1/3 innings, striking out nine to improve his major league-leading victory total...
    Nets bring Lakers, 2-0 series deficit back home (06/09/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets couldn't get out of Los Angeles fast enough. The trip to California for the first two games of the NBA Finals was a bust. Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers had their way with the Nets in almost embarrassing fashion in moving within two wins of a third straight title...
    Home runs keep Royals grounded (06/09/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa doesn't want to rely on three-run homers. Still, he's happy to have them in bunches. Albert Pujols, Miguel Cairo and Eli Marrero each hit three-run shots as St. Louis beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Saturday night...
    Lewis stops Tyson to retain titles (06/09/02)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lennox Lewis showed the bully who was boss. Using a masterful left jab and landing his right hand at will, Lewis battered a befuddled MikeTyson before stopping him with a crashing right hand in the eighth round to keep his heavyweight titles Saturday night...
    This looks like another familiar finish for the Lakers (06/09/02)
    For all you National Basketball Association fans who hate the Lakers and were hoping they would be dethroned, you have only the Kings to blame. For all you NBA fans who love the Lakers and want to see them three-peat, the celebration appears to be right around the corner...
    Sanity has disappeared at the World Cup (06/09/02)
    First, Fu Manchu. Then the Japanese imperialists. And now us. Us Hollywood-behaving, gold-medal-stealing, Toyota-driving Americans. Two days ago, I thought they loved us. We hadn't beaten anyone in World Cup soccer in eight years. But now the South Koreans, fresh from watching their side knock off the befuddled, leg-weary Poles, suddenly think that their home boys are Team Pele. And those overbearing U.S. bullies are standing right in the way of the second round...
    Local teams earn shot in national tournament (06/09/02)
    Five local pool teams will attempt to bring back another championship at the APA National Championships Aug. 15 through 25 in Las Vegas. All five teams -- three 8-ball and two 9-ball -- won their brackets at last week's regional competition at A.C. ...
    Capahas rally past Printers, go to 3-0 (06/09/02)
    It's not that the Craftsman Union Capahas are expected to go undefeated this season. But the Cape Girardeau baseball team certainly didn't want to be hit with a loss this early in the campaign. For a while Saturday night, it looked like it would. But the Capahas rallied for two runs in their final at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the St. Louis Printers 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader...
    Sunday's sports briefs (06/09/02)
    Eftink plans to leave Southeast program Former Notre Dame High School standout Josh Eftink is planning to leave the Southeast Missouri State University baseball program and transfer to Jefferson College, a junior college in Hillsboro, Mo. Eftink has been at Southeast two years. He redshirted his first season and saw limited playing time this year, batting .250 (6-for-24), with two home runs and five runs batted in...
    FanSpeak (06/09/02)
    Save the drama I hope BASEBALL PLAYERS DO GO ON STRIKE OR GET LOCKED OUT OR WHATEVER AFTER THIS SEASON'S OVER. THEIR DRAMA THIS SEASON ALONE HAS TAKEN UP ENOUGH OF AMERICA'S TIME. GOOD JOB, TEAM...
    showcase 6/9 (06/09/02)
    It's summertime, and the living is easy, as the old saying goes. That's especially true of the home at 1936 Oak Hills. Whether inside or outside, this home is as relaxing as a summer day. This brick home is set elegantly on a hill with landscaping that has been done especially well. Everything about this home has been well-planned, from its two-level redwood deck and aggregate patio in the back yard to its classic interior design...
    After surgery, Parkinson's patient lives life anew (06/09/02)
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Over 18 years, Parkinson's disease stole Jack Goldman's ability to drive, write and speak on the telephone. Because of shaking hands, he couldn't eat without spilling his food. He couldn't zip his pants. At times his joints were frozen. Other times, his medicine caused his body to squirm and jerk violently, throwing him out of his chair...
    Cancer diagnoses will double by 2050 (06/09/02)
    ATLANTA -- The number of Americans diagnosed annually with cancer will double over the next 50 years, from 1.3 million to 2.6 million, according to a new study that warns of an intense burden on the health care system. The expected boom reflects a population that will be larger and live longer -- rather than suggesting that cancer itself will become more menacing...
    Alsace's sights, sounds and smells entice visitors (06/09/02)
    EGUISHEIM, France -- Until the wooden gates suddenly swung open, every single half-timbered house evoked the feel of a fairytale, every one of the narrow streets a touch of early Disney. Alsace is astonishingly pretty -- sloping vineyards tucked in between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains broken by village spires and huddled, pastel-painted homes...
    Enjoying a trip to tasty Alsace (06/09/02)
  • GETTING THERE: Paris is served by major airlines throughout the world. From one of the Paris airports, you can choose a short plane ride to Strasbourg or Mulhouse to start at either end of the wine route, some 280 miles from the capital. ...
  • to (06/09/02)
    Some advice on wedding-gown shopping from the design experts By Samantha Critchell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK uying a wedding gown is usually No. 3 on a bride's to-do list, right after putting the engagement ring on her finger and setting a date...
    A wedding gown shopping checklist (06/09/02)
    SHOPPING CHECKLIST Buying a wedding gown is not as simple as buying a winter coat or a spring suit, Mara Urshel and Ronald Rothstein write in "How to Buy Your Perfect Wedding Dress" (Simon & Schuster). The owners of Kleinfeld, a Brooklyn, N.Y., bridal salon, suggest packing a bag of 12 "essentials" that will help make a shopping trip more successful...
    'Swingeing' the Sunday chicken (06/09/02)
    Have you heard? They've bred featherless chickens! What next? Skinless pigs? De-whiskered cats? My question is, why? A flock of featherless chickens would be downright ugly. Maybe they would save Tyson, the big Arkansas chicken processors, a step in their production. But think of the by-products that would be wasted: feathers...
    Children keep on dancing through the generations (06/09/02)
    There's more to Cape Girardeau than Bubba and beer. There's something called culture. That's with a capital "C" and it stands for children who dance the night away in those weekly dance classes. Parents pay for it. And for those sequined costumes that the kids wear for the annual end-of-classes recital...
    'Undercover Brother' leaps from Web to silver screen (06/09/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Last week at the box office, "Undercover Brother" struck a blow for truth, justice and the once-prevalent notion that short animated shows created on the Internet could migrate successfully to a bigger screen. The movie, which began its life as an animated show on the Web, brought in $12 million in movie ticket sales and, in doing so, perhaps breathed new life into the idea that the Internet can be a proving ground for major TV and movie projects...
    Museum showcases century-old board games (06/09/02)
    NEW YORK -- It turns out the classic American board game Monopoly was not the first to have "greed is good" as its basic objective. In 1883, Bulls and Bears: The Great Wall St. Game promised it would make players feel like "speculators, bankers and brokers" and featured cartoons of railroad barons Jay Gould and William Henry Vanderbilt...
    Hollywood has license to thrill with '02 lineup (06/09/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- There's nothing covert about Hollywood's intrigue with secret agents this year. The industry has spies piled sky high in every imaginable genre, from straight espionage adventures to action comedies to spoofs. At least a dozen cloak-and-dagger flicks are hitting theaters by January, offering pint-sized operatives, heroic paper-pushers, big-toothed agents and the king of spies, James Bond, returning for his 20th big-screen adventure...
    Missouri has own version of Enron (06/09/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The surprising insolvency of a large, aggressive 1945-chartered property and casualty insurance company in St. Louis strikingly resembles the recent collapse of Enron in Texas. The Missouri insurance underwriter, once called the "crown jewel" of the state's chartered insurance firms, originally provided casualty coverage for transportation systems such as the St. Louis Bi-State Transit Authority and similar systems in Los Angeles, Houston and Baltimore...
    Chuck Hensley (06/09/02)
    MARTINEZ, Calif. -- Charles David "Chuck" Hensley of Martinez passed away peacefully at the VA Hospital in Martinez on May 30, 2002, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Born on Dec. 11, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., David graduated from Illmo-Scott City High School in 1969. ...
    Ruth Nothdurft (06/09/02)
    Ruth E. Nothdurft, 90, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Heartland Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCombs Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau.
    Edwards-Johnson (06/09/02)
    Wendy Lee Edwards and Marcus Eric Johnson were married Aug. 4, 2001, at Cherokee Park. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Edwards Phegley of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Clarence and Marie Walker of Memphis, Tenn...
    Vickery-Lape (06/09/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jill Elaine Vickery and Daniel DeKalb Lape were married March 23, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Stephen Schneider performed the ceremony. Lectors were Katie Lape of Sikeston, cousin of the groom, and Elizabeth Farrenburg of Memphis, Tenn. Organist was Nora Fuchs and soloist was Patti McPheeters, both of Sikeston...
    James-James (06/09/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Eddy D. and Bonnie L. James of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Renee James, to Joshua Allen James of Jackson. He is the son of Paul G. and Teresa A. James of Marble Hill, Mo. Amanda James is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School...
    Brown-Bass (06/09/02)
    Richard Brown and Penny Bowers of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Nichole Brown, to Matthew Robert Bass. He is the son of Robert Bass of St. Peters, Mo., and Marsha Candrl of St. Charles, Mo. Brown is a graduate of Central High School, and attended Shawnee Community College. She is employed by SEMO Recreational Leagues...
    Erlbacher-Bernal (06/09/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Erlbacher II of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Leigh Erlbacher, to Michael Joseph Bernal, both of Kansas City, Mo. He is the son of David J. Bernal of Lees Summit, Mo., and Kathleen Peterson of Prairie Village, Kan...
    Beussink-Shearon (06/09/02)
    Amy Marie Beussink and Paul Elliot Shearon of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of the late James and Lydia Beussink of Leopold, Mo. He is the son of Alan and Ginger Shearon of Jackson, Mo. Beussink is a 1997 graduate of Leopold High School. She is an oral surgery assistant for Dr. Robert Ward...
    Lumsden-Delrosa (06/09/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Joe and Mary Ann Lumsden and Judith Delrosa of Scott City announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Lumsden and Brandon Delrosa. Lumsden is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau. She is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Logan's Roadhouse...
    Bandermann-Kistner (06/09/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Stan Bandermann of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Bandermann, to Tim Kistner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Kistner of Millersville, Mo. Bandermann is a graduate of Drury University, and is attending the University of Missouri at Columbia...
    Calhoun- Stewart (06/09/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Meador and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stewart announce the engagement of their children, Crystal Yvonne Calhoun and Joseph Franklin Stewart. A June 22 wedding is planned at New Life Christian Center in Morley, Mo.
    Schuessler-Roth (06/09/02)
    UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Charles and June Schuessler of Uniontown announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Jo Schuessler, to Joseph Bradley Roth. He is the son of Melvin and Ernestine Roth of Wittenberg. Schuessler is a 1996 graduate of Perryville High School in Perryville, Mo. She received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is a third and fourth grade teacher at Concordia-Trinity Lutheran School in Altenburg, Mo...
    Condray-Dooley (06/09/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Dean and Connie Dowdy of Paragould, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynn Condray, to Ryan Patrick Dooley, both of Jackson. He is the son of Edward and Frances Dooley of Chaffee, Mo. Condray is also the daughter of Harold and Brenda Condray of Ellsinore, Mo...
    Borgfields observe 40th (06/09/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Larry and Audrey Borgfield of Jackson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 26, 2002, at Cape County Park in Cape Girardeau. A luncheon was hosted by their children and spouses, Sandy and John Schnicker and Brad and Tosha Borgfield...
    police 6/9 (06/09/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 9 ArrestsThomas Murray, 34, 522 S. Ellis, was arrested Friday on a warrant. Keith Estes, 32, of Scott City was arrested Saturday for stealing. SummonsTheresa Bright, 38, 118 N. Pacific, was issued a summons Saturday for assault...
    fire report 6/9 (06/09/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 9 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 3:14 p.m., a medical assist at Bessie and Caruthers. At 4:58 p.m., an extrication at Independence and Silver Springs. At 7:56 p.m., a medical assist at 105 Clark. At 7:58 p.m., vehicle fire at William and Interstate 55....
    Out of the past 6/9/02 (06/09/02)
    10 years ago: June 9, 1992 For Emil "Jim" Meyer, price of progress is paved with sadness; construction of Lexington Street is taking part of his family farm and brick house at 2010 Perryville Road in which he has lived for most of his life; from his porch, 79-year-old Meyer can see Lexington being built just to west of Perryville Road, inching ever closer to his home...
    Part II- High cost of low oversight (06/09/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- When I first started the research on taxpayer rip-offs by inefficient, inattentive and uncaring state agencies and programs, I really underestimated the extent of the political inefficiency, inattentiveness and indifference that are so rampant in our state capital...
    Probes, preparation are mutually productive (06/09/02)
    Enough time has elapsed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks without another major blow that critics are becoming bolder. In some cases, these questioners are raising serious issues that need the fullest attention at every level of government. In other cases, the rant boils down to unproductive finger-pointing...
    Even 'Peanuts' is good way to create reading interest (06/09/02)
    As usual Peppermint Patty is far too wise for her age, as shown in the advice she gives to Marcie in this "Peanuts" strip. But the notion of summer reading programs is a time-tested way to stimulate young minds and build good reading habits that will last a lifetime...
    Speak Out A 06/09/02 (06/09/02)
    More partisanship DAVID LIMBAUGH writes that he is unhappy with the pathetic byproduct of rank partisanship. Is there anyone in the country who has contributed more to this partisanship that he complains about? Is there no limit to Republican hypocrisy?...
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