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Stories from Sunday, June 16, 2002

Officials cite factors in road project delay (06/16/02)
DRIVING TO SCHOOLS By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Over the course of five years, a rural tract of land near Interstate 55 has been transformed into one of the most important scenes in the city...
Weather service tests new heat stress index (06/16/02)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- The National Weather Service is testing a new system of heat stress advisories to provide earlier warnings for people vulnerable to oppressive heat and humidity. The tests are being conducted only in the agency's southern region, but if it works well the alert system could be expanded to the National Weather Service nationally, said Lee Harrison, head of the Shreveport office...
World briefs 10A (06/16/02)
Blast rocks Chinese port city of Tianjin BEIJING -- An explosion flattened homes and damaged university dormitories in the eastern Chinese city of Tianjin, a university official said Saturday. At least two people were killed. At least 30 others were injured in Friday's blast in a crowded neighborhood, said the official at the nearby Tianjin Commercial College. He gave only his surname, Han...
Many flights not covered despite marshal increase (06/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- When the Bush administration denounced the idea of guns for pilots, it said trained air marshals would be able to handle terrorists on planes. Trouble is, there are not enough marshals to cover every commercial flight, and some lawmakers say there aren't even enough armed officers to protect passengers on the long-range trips considered most likely to be targeted by terrorists...
andersen timeline, ap (06/16/02)
ANDERSEN GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE Jurors convicted Arthur Andersen on Saturday of obstruction of justice during the Enron investigation. Industry analysts say Andersen's conviction signals the end of the company...
Dog show regulars feed on canine competition (06/16/02)
WANT TO GO? What: Southeast Missouri Kennel Club Dog Show When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: A.C. Brase Arena Building Cost: Free to the public By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian...
Decision on Kinder Morgan plant expected this August (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- By summer's end, Kinder Morgan Power Co. will either be preparing to start construction on a $250 million power plant in Cape Girardeau County or re-evaluating whether the project is still feasible in light of an expensive requirement sought by state officials that could potentially prompt the company to look elsewhere...
Graduate made most of his college years (06/16/02)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Les Horton spent three hours at the gym every day and stayed up late every night. He didn't always get to class on time. When he studied abroad, he sometimes skipped his classes. So what did all that get him, in five years of college?...
Mystery shoppers help companies evaluate service (06/16/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- You might find Tina Kashlak at a restaurant, secretly timing the number of minutes it takes the server to deliver her food. Or you might see her at an auto-supply store, making sure the parking lot is well-lighted at night. Then again, she may show up in a clothing store, seemingly searching for just the right dress when her true mission is to assess the friendliness of the clerks...
Old railroad site helps answer archaeology questions (06/16/02)
BROOKLYN, Ill. -- For years, workers disposed of gravel and rocks dug up during railroad construction by spreading it over fields on either side of the tracks just east of this tiny St. Clair County community. The debris protected the remains of a prehistoric Mississippian Indian village that is more than 1,000 years old and lies about four or five feet below the surface. ...
Commission- No cause found in discrimination suit (06/16/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Commission on Human Rights found no probable cause in a discrimination lawsuit filed against the Stoddard County Juvenile Office. Community service coordinator and crime victim advocate Kristi A. Rinehart filed suit on May 15, 2001, against the juvenile office and Mike Davis, the chief juvenile officer for the 35th Circuit (Stoddard and Dunklin counties)...
Wappapello wants to try fire tax again (06/16/02)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- This November, Wappapello Volunteer Fire Department Board president Claude Gore Jr. wants Wayne County voters to decide the issue of whether the fire district should be financed by tax dollars rather than by a voluntary tag-purchasing system...
Transportation backers seek better roads, image (06/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Bumpy. Rough. Narrow. Crowded. Scary. Dangerous. Pick an adjective to describe Missouri's roads and bridges, and chances are good that the description is negative. Now how much are you willing to pay to change that? How about starting with an extra $150 a year in taxes for a family of four with two drivers?...
Mosquito fighters gear up to swat the pests (06/16/02)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Humans vs. mosquitoes: The South's annual war against the bloodsucking insects is usually just a battle to prevent the nasty, itchy bites that the pests inflict on almost everyone who goes outside during warm weather. But this year, after the region's first deaths due to mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, the humans are pulling out the big guns...
Family decides not to have funeral for gunman who killed two mo (06/16/02)
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- The family of a man who fatally shot two monks at a Roman Catholic abbey before turning the gun on himself has decided not to hold a funeral for him. At the funeral Mass Friday for the Rev. Philip Schuster and Brother Damian Larson, several monks said they wished to attend the service for Lloyd Jeffress...
Fire kills 83-year-old woman (06/16/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A house fire killed an 83-year-old woman who lived there, Springfield fire chief Dan Whisler said. David Brown, an investigator with the Greene County Medical Examiner's office, identified the woman as Roberta Shortino. Shortino, who neighbors said lived at the home with her daughter, was alone at the time of the fire, about 8:45 p.m. Friday, Brown said...
KC woman accused of killing husband for insurance (06/16/02)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- A woman whose parents were already charged with killing her husband has been accused of plotting the homicide with them and trying to collect on a forged life insurance policy. A Platte County grand jury on Friday indicted Chrysta Mize, 28, on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder...
Cyber sleuthing snares suspected killer (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Perhaps it was cockiness that got the best of Maury Troy Travis. Maybe it was his naivete about cyberspace. Investigators say Travis didn't emerge as a suspect in the killings of black prostitutes around St. Louis until he sent a computer-drafted letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. More important, he sent a map off the Internet...
Priest turned school counselor faces fourth charge (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A state grand jury has added a fourth count of sexual misconduct involving a minor to the list of charges faced by a defrocked Roman Catholic priest turned school counselor who was arrested in March. The grand jury returned a formal indictment against James Beine, 60, on Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Prosecutors said Beine, who also went by the name Mar James, exposed himself to three boys in the restroom of a St. Louis elementary school...
A growing garden Mormon tourists flocking to, through Missouri (06/16/02)
GALLATIN, Mo. -- It may come as a surprise to learn that Adam and Eve lived in Northwest Missouri. But that's the belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church believes that the Garden of Eden was in Missouri and included present-day Independence, Mo...
Movie guns displayed at NRA Museum (06/16/02)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Guns and movies go together like Bonnie and Clyde, Roy Rogers and Trigger, or the NRA and Charlton Heston. So Philip Schreier, curator at the National Firearms Museum, knew for years that he wanted to put together an exhibit on Hollywood's famous firearms. He even had the name of the exhibit long before the exhibit itself: "Real Guns of Reel Heroes."...
odds and ends 6/16 (06/16/02)
Cameras record birth of peregrine falcons ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Bird watching has never been so easy. Four cameras offer a bird's-eye view of two peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in a box atop Eastman Kodak's 19-story office tower. The young birds of prey, Freedom and Isis, were removed from their nest Wednesday and given identification bands. Parents Mariah and Kaver wheeled around overhead while the chicks were removed by conservation officials...
Astronomers find planet with Jupiter-like orbit (06/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Astron-omers say they have discovered a planet circling a distant star in an orbit that resembles the orbit of Jupiter. Geoffrey Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, and Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington said the planet, about five times the size of Jupiter, is traveling around a sun-like star at an orbital distance like the orbital path that Jupiter follows around our sun...
Government giving away lighthouses (06/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Want a lighthouse? The Interior Department has such a deal for you. It's trying to get rid of 301 of them, all considered government surplus. The Coast Guard doesn't want them anymore, so it's willing to give them away to anybody who'll offer them a good home. There are a couple of catches: government and nonprofit groups have first dibs; and lighthouses are expensive to keep up...
KC firm's stock plunges on news of federal inquiry (06/16/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Aquila Inc.'s stock reached a low not seen since the early 1980s on news of a federal inquiry into the company's energy trades and the possibility of a dividend cut. The stock closed Friday at $10.50 per share, down $1.75. Earlier in the day the stock was down to $9.80 a share before recovering...
Jurors convict Andersen firm of obstruction (06/16/02)
HOUSTON -- A jury on Saturday convicted Arthur Andersen of obstruction of justice, dealing the battered accounting firm a potentially fatal blow and giving a first victory to prosecutors investigating the sudden collapse of energy-trader Enron. Andersen, which has already lost more than a third of its public clients, told regulators after the verdict it would stop auditing public companies by Aug. 31. An Andersen lawyer promised a legal fight to keep the company alive...
Ground broken for new silos in missile defense system (06/16/02)
FORT GREELY, Alaska -- Federal officials broke ground Saturday on six underground missile interceptor silos as part of the new national missile defense system. It will take more than two years to install the silos 115 feet beneath the earth at Fort Greely for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system...
California cities lead nation in crowded households (06/16/02)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The three-bedroom house on a quiet corner looks like any other in this fast-growing Orange County city. But inside, it is anything but ordinary. It is home to 20 people, a jumble of relatives and strangers-turned-roommates who share a single bathroom and jockey for kitchen time. They converted a patio into a bunkhouse, installed lockers in the garage, bought three refrigerators and hauled an old trailer into the back yard for extra sleeping space...
Record-setting astronauts head home (06/16/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-- Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the international space station on Saturday and headed home with three men whose half-year stay set an American endurance record. Onufrienko, Walz and Daniel Bursch are due back on Earth on Monday, on what will be the 194th day of their mission. They've already put in an order for pizza and cannot wait to be reunited with their wives and children...
Dig shows extensive Roman trade with India, at times rivaling (06/16/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Spices, gems and other exotic cargo excavated from an ancient port on Egypt's Red Sea show that the sea trade 2,000 years ago between the Roman Empire and India was more extensive than previously thought and even rivaled the legendary Silk Road, archaeologists say...
Drought brings greater risk of wildfire to suburban homes (06/16/02)
ROXBOROUGH VILLAGE, Colo. -- Even when ash dusted his driveway and smoke hung over his roof, Chris Sutton held fast to the belief that fire would not take his home. There are no towering pines in his neighborhood, a half-hour's drive from Denver. He doesn't live off a dirt road in a forest. His is a tract community of neat homes with a small park and a soon-to-be-built retail center...
Iran's leaders promote vasectomies (06/16/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Having promoted a baby boom, Iran's religious leaders are now trying to curb it by discreetly touting vasectomies. In 1979, when they seized power, the clerics called on Iranians to have more children to become soldiers in defense of their country and Islam. The population swelled and the authorities rolled back by launching a family planning campaign that has had notable success...
New Jersey farms find market in Asian crops (06/16/02)
TRENTON, N.J. -- After more than 30 years of farming, Wickie Hom knows how to spot a trend. And lately, his small farm has adjusted to a trend toward the East -- the Far East. On Hom's 150 acres in Englishtown, he grows bok choy instead of spinach, bitter melon instead of watermelon, mustard greens instead of lettuce. There's not an ear of Jersey corn to be found...
Online coffee auction attracts entrepreneurs (06/16/02)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- It didn't seem right to the two young Kenyans that while they paid $4 at a U.S. Starbucks for a latte made of Kenya's finest AA arabica coffee, farmers back home were uprooting trees because there was no money in the crop. So Titus Gitau, 34, and Stephen Njukia, 38, went to work on a way to get a better price and prompt payment for farmers in eastern Africa who grow the specialty coffees prized by connoisseurs and trendy coffee shops in America, Europe and Japan...
Tax squabbles, lawsuits, trade fights put citrus in a squeeze (06/16/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Pity the poor orange. The juicy sphere and its citrus relatives are the subject of squabbles over taxes, lawsuits and international trade that could have long-term consequences for Florida's $9 billion citrus industry. For starters, a tax revolt against the Florida Department of Citrus is brewing among some Florida growers. ...
Backyard fixture succumbs to children's age (06/16/02)
PELHAM, N.Y. -- I took down our backyard swing set the other day, and I guess it was about time. On the same warm spring morning, my oldest daughter was taking her college entrance exam. For months I'd been warning Bridget and Caitlin that the blue-and-silver fixture in our small suburban backyard would soon be dismantled. ...
Gardeners battle against unwelcome plants (06/16/02)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Some of the most colorful exotics arrived in the colonies destined for such planter notables as Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Hundreds of other plant imports came later, brought to the New World from Asia and Europe because they excelled at doing certain jobs, such as covering unsightly spots in yards or woodlots...
Bishops promise parishioners bigger role (06/16/02)
DALLAS -- American bishops left their landmark meeting for home Saturday with a clerical sex abuse policy that gives rank-and-file Roman Catholics an unprecedented role in policing the church. The plan has its critics, including those who had called for the automatic ouster of abusive priests and wanted lay people to have an even greater say in church decisions...
Clint Eastwood enjoys benefits as aging actor (06/16/02)
WAILEA, Hawaii -- Clint Eastwood says there's an upside to being a veteran in the movie business. "One advantage of getting older is you can philosophize and try new things," the 72-year-old actor-director said Friday night at the Maui Film Festival. "What are they going to do to you?"...
South Carolina troopers find no plutonium -- yet (06/16/02)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- State troopers ordered to stop traffic outside the Savannah River Site didn't find any plutonium destined for the former nuclear weapons complex. But that could change next weekend, when the U.S. Department of Energy says it can start shipping the material to the site near Aiken...
Wildlife research has a lethal side (06/16/02)
ELMA, Wash. -- Everything was going as planned, until elk began to die. A helicopter swooped in over the herd, and a marksman leaned out, firing tranquilizer darts at elk fleeing across the meadow. Animals hit with darts soon began to weave and stumble, watched by workers waiting to move in once they dropped...
Mobster Gotti takes the Big Sleep (06/16/02)
NEW YORK -- A decade after Gambino mob boss John Gotti lost his long battle with prosecutors and was sentenced to life behind bars, the "Dapper Don" was laid to rest Saturday in a cemetery that holds other infamous mobsters. The private service at a funeral home in Queens followed a two-day wake that featured larger-than-life floral arrangements for the man who schemed and murdered his way to the top of the Gambino crime family, then was brought down on charges of murder and racketeering...
Research raises smallpox danger as terrorist weapon (06/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Officials weighing whether to dispense smallpox vaccine to the nation were presented with the possibility Saturday that the virus might be a more effective terrorist weapon than they thought. U.S. researcher Alan Zelicoff, drawing on long-secret Soviet documents, reported on an isolated 1971 outbreak that he said appeared to have been caused by smallpox that was tested as a weapon and carried miles through the air...
Satellite watcher warns NATO about spy plane image access (06/16/02)
The Associated Press LONDON -- A satellite enthusiast is saying he had tried to warn NATO that surveillance pictures it took from spy planes over the Balkans could be watched by anyone with basic equipment. However, the Pentagon denied that the video imagery had been used in ways that would be harmful to the United States or NATO...
Scientists find bacteria with taste for caveman art (06/16/02)
MADRID, Spain -- Scientists studying a speck of pigment from a 16,000-year-old cave painting have found mysterious bacteria they suspect may be nibbling on the Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic art. The main chamber of the Caves of Altamira in the northern Cantabria region is dominated by 21 splendid bison painted in red and black, seeming to charge across a low, limestone ceiling...
Loya jirga in Afghanistan gives voice (06/16/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- They're grappling for microphones and raising voices. They're tossing out robust opinions and casting ballots to chart their future. They're making demands -- and expecting results. "We are," declares one Afghan, "finally having our say."...
G-7 finance ministers set stage for changes (06/16/02)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Expressing confidence in the global economy, the finance ministers of the world's industrial powers said Saturday their bosses will discuss a new relationship between developed and developing countries at an upcoming summit...
Praying for peace (06/16/02)
LINE OF CONTROL, India -- They live just a stone's throw from each other, separated by a stream and a rice paddy with water buffalo. But Muslim neighbors in the Himalayan province of Kashmir are divided by an invisible line of sorrow -- the Line of Control between India and Pakistan...
Living in captivity American hostages survived for a year befo (06/16/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Martin and Gracia Burnham led a frugal missionary life, spreading the Gospels among the tribes of the northern Philippines, but for their 18th wedding anniversary they splurged on a weekend at an island resort. The idyllic getaway ended just before dawn on a Sunday morning, when kidnappers kicked in the door of their white bungalow. For the couple from Wichita, Kan., a yearlong nightmare began in which they would dodge death in at least 16 gunbattles...
Challenges face Colombian leader seeking aid during visit to U. (06/16/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- During a crucial trip to the United States that begins today, Colombia's President-elect Alvaro Uribe expects to find support for his plans to fight drugs and a decades-old guerrilla war. But with a scandal here over the possible misuse of U.S. drug-fighting aid, the Harvard-educated former state governor will have to overcome concerns to secure more money from Washington...
Investigators uncover clues on explosion at U.S. Consulate (06/16/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- U.S. and Pakistani investigators searched the site of a deadly car bombing outside the American Consulate in Karachi on Saturday, trying to piece together clues about the attackers. A previously unknown group claimed responsibility for the massive blast Friday that killed 10 people and injured 45. The bomb blew a gaping hole in the heavily guarded consulate's perimeter wall, shattered windows in buildings a block away and sent debris a half-mile...
Protesters demand Chavez's resignation (06/16/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans opposed to President Hugo Chavez marched Saturday to demand his resignation and punishment for those responsible for 17 deaths during a coup in April. The protesters demanded progress into police investigations into the April 11 slayings. The bloodshed sparked a two-day coup before Chavez was restored to power...
Central Asia's loose laws attract smugglers of radioactive mate (06/16/02)
A passenger toted a 20-pound stash of radioactive thorium powder onto a bus in his luggage. Another smuggler, unwisely, stuck a highly radioactive capsule in his trousers pocket as he boarded a flight. Chechen rebels were the apparent customers for stolen radium in a third case...
Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb, unopened sarcophagus (06/16/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest intact sarcophagus ever found, belonging to an overseer of workers who built the pyramids, Egypt's top archaeologist said Saturday. The limestone sarcophagus still had its lid glued to it, which "proves that no one opened it since (about) 4,600 years ago," said Zahi Hawass, who also led the excavation...
Aid groups plan to leave Afghanistan (06/16/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- International aid workers are threatening to leave northern Afghanistan after a female worker was gang raped, a clinic was attacked by gunmen, and a vehicle carrying food for the hungry was shot up, the United Nations said Saturday...
Childress weathering Harvick's hard times (06/16/02)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The routine will be familiar to car owner Richard Childress: He'll climb atop his pit box and look toward the back of the field for his three cars when the green flag falls on the Sirius Satellite Radio 400. It's been a miserable season by Childress' standards, and not even strong finishes today at Michigan International Speedway can fix it...
Tiger holds off a surprise challenge from top rivals (06/16/02)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Two birdie putts by two of his biggest rivals rocked the U.S. Open with deafening cheers that Tiger Woods couldn't ignore. First came Phil Mickelson with a slick 20-footer on the 17th. Then it was Sergio Garcia, pouring one in on the 16th and pointing up the hill to Mickelson, as if they were tag-team partners trying to stop Woods from another runaway...
Estes misses Clemens from mound, hurts him anyway (06/16/02)
The AssociatedPress NEW YORK -- Shawn Estes and Mike Piazza hit Roger Clemens all right -- with longballs instead of beanballs. In the weeks leading up to Clemens' first appearance at Shea Stadium since drilling Piazza in the helmet, the big question was whether the Mets would retaliate when the pitcher finally came to bat Saturday...
U.S. faces its most familiar opponent in second round (06/16/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Claudio Reyna expects one big difference Monday morning when the United States plays Mexico for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. "It's the first time we're not going to be playing in a pro-Mexican crowd -- be it in the United States or Mexico," the U.S. captain said Saturday...
Calf injury will keep American Agoos out for remainder of the W (06/16/02)
Jeff Agoos' difficult World Cup is over, ended by a calf injury. The 34-year-old defender, injured in Friday night's 3-1 loss to Poland, will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks because of a strain in part of his calf muscle, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday...
Simontacchi still unbeaten; Cards win fifth straight (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Right now, the St. Louis Cardinals' most consistent pitcher is a 28-year-old rookie. Jason Simontacchi kept his improbable run going, pitching into the seventh inning and driving in a run for his fifth straight victory as the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday...
Anschutz group pulls plug on plan for LA team (06/16/02)
Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Billionaire backers poised to build a downtown stadium in an effort to lure a professional football team back to Los Angeles abruptly abandoned their plans Friday, according to published reports. The Anschutz Entertainment Group said investors did not want to risk millions of dollars amid a recent $1 million bid by boosters of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to compete for a National Football League team, the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News reported in Saturday's editions.. ...
Sorenstam's Masters win is her sixth this season (06/16/02)
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- Annika Sorenstam shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to win her second Evian Masters championship and sixth title of the season. Sorenstam finished with a four-round total of 19-under 269, four strokes ahead of Sweden's Maria Hjorth and South Korea's Mi Hyun Kim, who shared second place at 273...
Sanders slams a pair, ends Oakland streak (06/16/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Reggie Sanders hit a grand slam and a solo homer as San Francisco ended Oakland's eight-game winning streak and won 6-2 Saturday. Sanders' second career slam highlighted the eighth victory in 12 games for the Giants, who roughed up heralded A's rookie Aaron Harang (2-2) with a two-out rally in the fourth inning...
Lakers, Shaq rank among the best (06/16/02)
If you're a basketball junkie like me, it's tough now that the NBA playoffs have ended, meaning withdrawal time since there won't be any real hoops for the next few months (no offense to women's basketball, which I enjoy on the college level, but I just haven't been able to get into the WNBA yet)...
Only a rules change can stop Shaq (06/16/02)
Dr. James Naismith drew up 13 rules when he created basketball in 1891. Not only have they grown into a vast constitution, but they have been rewritten, revised, restored, revamped and rejected so often critics have abandoned hope they'll ever get it right...
Sports digest for Sunday, June 16 (06/16/02)
AREA RIVERDOGS SPLIT TWO GAMES IN KENTUCKY TOURNAMENT DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. -- The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs split their first two games in the six-team River King Tournament, beating Saline County (Ill.) 6-2 Saturday after losing to Evansville (Ind.) 11-1 in six innings Friday...
Youth meet mixes fun, competition (06/16/02)
Claire Bira, like many youngsters, participated in an organized track and field event for the first time Saturday. "It's for fun," said Bira, who has been running for only about a week prior to the Hershey Track and Field Youth Meet. She brought her neighbor along to participate as well. Bira, of Cape Girardeau, took second in the 200 meter dash...
FanSpeak for Sunday, June 16 (06/16/02)
No more fields CAPE GIRARDEAU needs many things, but the one thing it doesn't need is another ball diamond. Congratulations, Indians MY HAT is off to coach Mark Hogan and the Southeast baseball team. They won the OVC, won the OVC conference tournament and beat Alabama in the postseason. ...
Watch whales from Sydney harbor (06/16/02)
SYDNEY, Australia -- In addition to its landmark harbor bridge and opera house, Sydney is boasting a new waterfront attraction for visitors -- whales. Hundreds of them. The National Parks and Wildlife Service says Australia's most populous city is also one of the country's best for catching a glimpse of migrating marine mammals and now is the time of year to go looking...
Easy entertaining (06/16/02)
JACKSON, Mo. Whether you prefer tee time or tea time, this home at 1210 Wedgewood in the Bent Creek Subdivision in Jackson, Mo., is the house for you. It's perfectly accommodated for both. This four-bedroom brick house sits elegantly on a lot that gives you a choice of beautiful views. ...
Treatment may help body sprout blood vessels near heart, in leg (06/16/02)
LONDON -- Medication that prompts the growth of new blood vessels may one day help the body produce its own bypasses around clogged heart or leg arteries, a new study suggests. Researchers have been experimenting with substances that stimulate blood vessel growth for nearly a decade, but a landmark study published last week is the first demonstration such substances can make patients better...
Children can learn money isn't for play, authors say (06/16/02)
NEW YORK -- Long before they can add and subtract, children know about money. They see their parents put coins into parking meters and take paper money from the ATM, and the plastic card used for substantial purchases probably is on their radar screen...
Wild monkeys enjoy hot springs heaven (06/16/02)
YAMANOUCHI, Japan -- The scene is rugged. Cliffs jut up from around a snow-fed stream, then taper off into rolling evergreen forests and, farther off, into the frosted peaks of the central Japan Alps. Picture at the center of it all a beautiful pool of clear, hot mineral water lined in dark gray rocks and surrounded by volcanic vents that spew up jets of pungent, sulfer-laden steam...
Some trading cards are out of bounds (06/16/02)
Outrage and enrage are strong words. One becomes enraged over an outrage. Not everyone agrees on what an outrage is in these days when dozens of them are described in the morning papers. I experienced that semi-wild stage of rage a long time ago. Maybe about 80 years ago...
Exhibit shows marine history with help of tattoo (06/16/02)
LONDON -- "Skin is a living canvas," says tattoo parlor owner Art Lewis, explaining that maritime history has been mapped on that canvas for 300 years. Lewis knows his business well: His body is covered with more than 100 separate tattoos, although he says there's plenty of room for more...
Lloyd Corvick (06/16/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Lloyd J. Corvick, 74, of Scott City, Mo., died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Percy Jones (06/16/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Percy Jones, 92, of Cairo died Friday, June 14, 2002, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo. Arrangements are pending at the Massie Funeral Home in Cairo.
Dan Moore (06/16/02)
ORAN, Mo.--Dan A. Moore, 63, of Oran died Friday, June 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 14, 1939, son of Alvin and Bernice Smith Moore. He and Patty Anderson were married Dec. 12, 1970, at Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Dawn Sander of Patton, Mo...
paul lincoln obit (06/16/02)
Paul Lincoln FREDERICKTOWN, Mo.--Paul F. Lincoln, 78, of Fredericktown died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown. He was born July 8, 1923, near Marble Hill, son of John William and Nellie Walker Lincoln. He and Lillian Polkinghorn were married in March 1947. She preceded him in death July 29, 1993...
Deborah Shriver (06/16/02)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Deborah Joann Shriver, 45, of Sedgewickville died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Jackson. She was born Sept. 26, 1956, at St. Louis, daughter of Virgil and Faye Foster Polk. She and Daniel L. Shriver were married Jan. 10, 1977. Survivors include her husband; a son, David Halbrook of Cape Girardeau; her mother, Faye Risinger of Ellington, Mo.; two brothers, Jerry Risinger of Byrnes Mill, Mo. ...
Skelton-McLario (06/16/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Sherri Lee Skelton of Suwanee, Ga., and Dr. David Jonathan McLario of Lilburn, Ga., were married April 20, 2002, at The Chapel in the Woods in Flowery Branch, Ga. The Rev. Duncan Locke performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist and vocalist was Lynda Locke of Jacksonville, Ill., trumpeter was Marion English of Buford, Ga., and vocalist and worship leader was Ken Hartley of Jacksonville, Fla...
Wene-Cladis (06/16/02)
Karen Kay Wene and Jason Alexander Cladis exchanged vows April 20, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Prost performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Valerie Schaefer, flutist was Misty Massa, and soloist was Mary Richards, all of Cape Girardeau. Reader was Clay Wene of Midland, Texas, brother of the bride...
James-Thorne (06/16/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Sarah Catherine James and Billy Joe Thorne Jr. were united in marriage May 31, 2002, at Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Judge Peter Statler performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie James and David James of Jackson. The groom is the son of Katie Blumenberg of Oak Ridge, Mo., and Bill Thorne Sr. of Chaffee, Mo...
Rushin-Pry (06/16/02)
Angela Levon Rushin and Brent Rabern Pry were married April 6, 2002, at St. Mary's Cathedral. Msgr. Richard Rolwing performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Regina Rushin of Bloomfield, Mo. The groom is the son of Harry Pry and Paulette Moss of Cape Girardeau...
Sides-Smith (06/16/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sides of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, DeAnna Marie Sides, to Gregory W. Smith. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Roy P. Meyer of Cape Girardeau. Sides is a 1993 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at Michael Tanner Furniture...
Hoffman-Casey (06/16/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hoffman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Christine Hoffman, to Christopher Patrick Casey of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Charlene Pieschel of Schaumburg, Ill. Hoffman is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 1998, and expects to receive a master of science in administration in December 2002...
Dinkens-Thrower (06/16/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Young of Oak Ridge, Mo., and Richard Dinkens of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Misty Dawn Dinkens, to Charles Fredrick Thrower III. He is the son of Sharon Gentry of Cape Girardeau. Dinkens is a 1992 graduate of Zalma High School. She is a dietary supervisor at the Lutheran Home...
Green- Schiwitz (06/16/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- David A. Green of Scott City and Carolyn A. Green of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Lee Ann Green, to Timothy Walter Schiwitz. He is the son of Thomas W. Schiwitz of Chaffee, Mo. Green is employed at Eye Consultants Inc...
King-Choate (06/16/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lanny and Suzanne King of Edmond, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Renee King, to Brian Lee Choate of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is the son of Rick and Tenea Choate of Benton, Mo. King is a 1997 graduate of Edmond Memorial High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma City University in 2001. She is a high school math teacher and women's basketball coach at Edmond Memorial High School...
Nardoni-Hercules (06/16/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Harry and Marybeth Nardoni of Weatherford, Okla., formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Margaret Nardoni, to Bradley John Hercules, both of St. Peters, Mo. He is the son of Stephen and Audrey Hercules of St. Charles, Mo...
Harts together 50 years (06/16/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hart of Chaffee will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with family. Hart and Irene Johnson were married June 18, 1952, at the Methodist Church in Elvins, Mo., by the Rev. Frank Jones. Their attendants were Jess Ritter and Patsy Morgan, brother and sister of the groom...
Schlegels together 50 years (06/16/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Norbert R. Schlegel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th anniversary last year with their family by attending Trinity Lutheran Church and having dinner at Great Wall. Schlegel and Viola M. Exler were married June 24, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills, Mo., by the Rev. Arno C. Meyer. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schlegel. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Exler...
Heurings to observe 60th (06/16/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Albert and Carma Heuring of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Scott City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month. Their children will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. June 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City...
cape fire (06/16/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 16 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 2:33 p.m. a motor vehicle accident extrication at Highway 74 and 25. At 3:08 p.m. an emergency medical situation at 223 S. Plazaway, which turned out to be a false alarm...
cape police 6/16 (06/16/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 16 ArrestsGeoffrey R. Luegger, 20, 230 N. Ellis, was arrested Saturday for maintaining a disorderly house. Quinn C. Strong, 21, 230 N. Ellis, was arrested Saturday for maintaining a disorderly house. Brandon K. Ross, 22, 230 N. Ellis, was arrested Saturday for maintaining a disorderly house...
Out of the past 6/16/02 (06/16/02)
10 years ago: June 16, 1992 Historic, wooded park between Cape Girardeau and Jackson seems destined to become another stretch of highway median; trees at Wedekind Roadside Park on Highway 61 North near Interstate 55 have been chopped down in order to provide new entrance for Missouri Veterans Home and for future development at location...
Visit to 'Good Morning America' yields amazing candor (06/16/02)
NEW YORK -- June's first weekend found this writer at a three-day meeting in Manhattan hosted by the Legislative Leaders Foundation and Columbia University. The subject for a meeting of my legislative peers from across the country was "The Different Worlds of Politicians and the Media."...
Kids count, or do we count them out? (06/16/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- None of us has ever seen a movie in which a life-threatening emergency prompts the call, "Children last!" Regardless of the disaster, the first group to be saved always includes women and children, with an emphasis on the societal belief that the most vulnerable among us deserve more protection than the rest...
Catholic leadership- Complacency or complicity? (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The crisis in the Catholic church is much more than a matter or priestly misdeeds and inadequate supervision by some bishops and cardinals. It is the latest chapter in a longstanding struggle between two competing visions of how the church should be governed: the traditional model of a closed, authoritarian church versus a liberal philosophy of a church characterized by collegiality, accountability and transparency...
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