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Fan club looks for donations to maintain some cool (06/20/02)
HOT DAYS IN THE SUMMERTIME By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Tina Rodgers is one of those people who just hates to say no. And since the heat has been on, the director of social services for the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau has been struggling a bit...
Military digest 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
Navy Petty Officer lst Class Steven L. Prost of Perryville was among the sailors of the USS Antietam when it returned home recently from the North Arabian Gulf. The Antietam had helped monitor the sanctions against Iraq and the "no-fly" zones. It also participated in the war against terrorism after Sept. 11...
Community digest 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
Millersville Masonic lodge meeting tonight The Millersville Masonic Lodge Westview 103 will hold a dinner meeting at 6:45 p.m. today at the lodge. Masons are invited for the dinner and the meeting that follows. Information is available by calling Billy Joe Keele at (573) 866-3282...
Dean brothers come to Cape (06/20/02)
Dizzy Dean and his brother, Paul, were in Cape Girardeau in 1944. Dizzy was visiting with his brother, who was on the St. Louis Browns.During spring training in 1934, Dizzy Dean predictedhe and his brother, Paul, would win 45 games that season. This was all right for the older Dean brother. He had been around the major league scene a couple of years, but Paul had never pitched a game in the majors...
New center to recruit and place volunteers (06/20/02)
The Volunteer Intergenerational Center will open July 1. The Area Wide United Way and Retired Senior Volunteer Program have worked to develop the center, which will recruit and refer volunteers to groups throughout the area. "This will include volunteers in all age groups," said Tina McDowell, executive director of the new center. "We're hoping for a volunteer group of up to 250 new volunteers during the first six months of the program."...
Benton pair arrested on meth, drug counts (06/20/02)
Southeast Missourian BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton couple is being held in the Scott County Jail on charges related to methamphetamine after a Tuesday night search warrant served on their residence turned up drug paraphernalia. David M. Huff, 38, and Lisa D. Walls, 35, are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of ephedrine, possession of chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Pilots get help from House on gun issue (06/20/02)
By Richard Simon ~ Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- Heeding arguments from pilots that they should be the "last line of defense" against airplane hijackings, the House on Wednesday moved toward approving a test program to allow them to carry guns in the cockpit...
County farmer killed after being hit by train (06/20/02)
A Cape Girardeau County farmer was killed after the tractor he was driving across railroad tracks was hit by a train Thursday afternoon. Earl Nabe, who was about 82 years old, was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital by helicopter, where he died at about 2:45 p.m., a little over an hour after the accident...
Firework vendors expect explosive Fourth (06/20/02)
Tragic events keep feeding patriotic fervor By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian With patriotism still surging 10 months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the sounds of booming Roman candles, whizzing Saturn missiles and giant, multishot cannons may take on more intensity -- and meaning -- than usual on the Fourth of July this year...
Fireworks facts (06/20/02)
Cape GirardeauFIREWORKS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 8 A.M. AND WILL BE SOLD UNTIL 10 P.M. DAILY, ENDING AFTER JULY 4. THEY CAN BE USED EACH DAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 10 P.M. ON JULY 4, THEY CAN BE FIRED UNTIL MIDNIGHT. IN THE CITY LIMITS OF CAPE GIRARDEAU, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL, POSSESS OR USE BOTTLE ROCKETS...
U.S. plane bombs Iraqi air defense site (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- An American fighter jet dropped a bomb on an anti-aircraft artillery site in northern Iraq on Wednesday after Iraqi air defense forces fired on U.S. planes patrolling a "no fly" zone, officials said. All U.S. planes departed the area safely, according to a brief statement issued by U.S. European Command, which is responsible for U.S. military operations over northern Iraq...
Riverfront fireworks a go in Cape (06/20/02)
Riverfront fireworks will take place on the Fourth of July at about 9:20 p.m., with a show planned to last about 20 minutes, according to the downtown Cape Girardeau group sponsoring the event. Fireworks will be electronically fired from 900 feet off the banks of the Mississippi River and will be choreographed to music. The fireworks are sponsored by Old Town Cape, the Convention and Visitor's Bureau, UPN 9, 24, and Soft Rock 104.7...
Cape's airport joins 23 others selected by TSA (06/20/02)
SECURITY TESTINGBy Heidi Hall and Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is a launching point for a new program to place federal baggage screeners in every U.S. airport, and a team from the Transportation Security Administration will arrive Sunday to start the process...
Money for roads (06/20/02)
Bollinger County $125,000MARBLE HILL 10,900 SEDGEWICKVILLE 1,400 ZALMA 800 Butler County $258,900POPLAR BLUFF 120,800 NEELYVILLE 3,500 QULIN 3,400 FISK 2,600 GLENALLEN 1,100 Cape Girardeau County $206,600CAPE GIRARDEAU 256,400 JACKSON 86,000 DELTA 3,800...
Road tax proposal would add to county, city funds (06/20/02)
PROPOSITION B By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri counties and municipalities large and small would share an extra $51.8 million a year for local road and bridge projects if voters approve Proposition B...
Region digest 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
Three arrested charged in mailbox vandalism DEXTER, Mo. -- Quick thinking by residents and a Stoddard County sheriff's deputy has resulted in the arrests of three people. The Stoddard County sheriff's office reported that Josh Battles, 22, of Dexter; Heath Hayes, 22, of Dudley, Mo.; and John Hayes, 21, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., were arrested Tuesday on property damage charges...
Impostor at bridge collapse gets charged with car theft (06/20/02)
SEARCY, Ark. -- A man accused of impersonating a military officer to try to take control of rescue efforts after a deadly bridge collapse in Oklahoma has been charged in White County with theft of property. William Clark, 36, of Tallapoosa, Mo., was arrested in Canada last week as he waited to board a ferry in Tobermory, Ontario, about 180 miles northwest of Toronto...
Suit doesn't slow plans for lakefront changes (06/20/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- A lawsuit brought by its former development partners hasn't stopped the city of Branson from moving ahead with the redevelopment of the downtown lakefront. The city plans within the next 30-45 days to ask the court to dismiss a suit filed last month by Branson Landing LLC, said Frank Evans, a Springfield attorney for the city of Branson...
Gov. Ryan will OK tobacco loan despite warning from comptroller (06/20/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. George Ryan will approve a plan that allows a $750 million state loan backed by the tobacco lawsuit settlement even though he has reservations about it, an aide said Wednesday. Spokesman Dennis Culloton said Ryan will keep the option as a means of shoring up the state's bank account at the end of fiscal year that begins July 1...
Holden signs bills for public schools, balanced budget (06/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Traveling to schools statewide, Gov. Bob Holden is promoting a new school accountability law signed alongside a measure to help balance the budget and fund public schools. Holden kicked off a two-day tour Wednesday at Willard Junior High School near Springfield by signing what he called "a landmark education reform bill."...
Illinois man dies in traffic mishap (06/20/02)
The Associated Press HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- An Illinois man is dead after an accident on U.S. 71 in Cass County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The accident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday, when a vehicle driven by Jackie Collins, 39, of Dixon, Ill., pulled onto the roadway from the shoulder of the road and was then struck by a tractor-trailer truck. ...
Investigators say Abbey gunman's motive might stay mystery (06/20/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Investigators might never know why an elderly Missouri man went on a deadly shooting spree at a Roman Catholic abbey and then killed himself, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday. "Short of someone coming forward with information we don't have, we don't really have any more sources to evaluate or check at this time," Sgt. David Merrill said...
Helicopter reporter dies after jogging (06/20/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Rich Barklage, a helicopter pilot and reporter for KSDK-TV, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack after jogging. Barklage, 50, was found next to his car beside the Helicopters Inc. hangar, apparently after having finished his daily jog around St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Ill. Barklage later was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill...
State legislator to test Democrat heavyweight (06/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Unlike others who end up in Washington, Catherine Enz never had childhood dreams of prowling the halls of the Capitol as a member of Congress. "I never really had concentrated on any type of public office," Enz said. "It was just the matter of eight years ago, the opportunity was there."...
Man jailed over posting of addresses on Web site (06/20/02)
Retirement home blues By Gene Johnson ~ The Associated Press SEATTLE -- Soon after moving into a retirement home, Paul Trummel began complaining that his neighbors fell asleep with their TVs blaring or flushed their toilets during quiet hours. Then he really turned up the heat by starting a Web site accusing tenants and staff members of housing-law violations and conspiracies...
Arizona fire forces 4,000 evacuations (06/20/02)
As many as 4,000 people were ordered out of their homes Wednesday as a wind-whipped wildfire exploded to nearly 19,000 acres as it leaped from treetop to treetop in the mountains of eastern Arizona. Authorities ordered the tiny towns of Linden, Pinedale and Clay Springs evacuated, said Kartha Icenhour of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The fire is about 110 miles northeast of Phoenix...
Tycoon balloonist enjoys smooth sailing (06/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Adventurer Steve Fossett drifted over Australia on Wednesday, catching short naps and marveling over the smooth progress of his sixth bid to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe. "I'm so used to having all kinds of problems with the equipment; it's just a pleasure to have everything running so well," the 58-year-old Chicago investment tycoon said aboard his cramped Bud Light Spirit of Freedom, which set out from Australia at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday...
People talk 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
Men use video tape to blackmail Crowe SYDNEY, Australia -- Two men tried to use video footage showing Russell Crowe in a drunken brawl outside a nightclub to blackmail the Oscar-winning actor, prosecutors told a court Wednesday. Philip Antony Cropper, 36, and Malcolm Brian Mercer, 37, are charged with trying to extort $112,000 from Crowe in exchange for destroying the security video taken in 1999. They face a maximum sentence of 10 years if convicted...
Bomb dropped on Canadians blamed on procedural error (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air National Guard F-16 pilot who mistakenly bombed Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in April did not follow proper procedures to ensure that his target was hostile, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials said it was possible the pilot would face judicial action, likely an Article 32 hearing under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Such a hearing is similar to a civilian grand jury...
White House evacuated during small plane scare (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- The White House was briefly evacuated and military jets scrambled Wednesday night after a small plane flew through restricted airspace near the executive mansion. The Cessna aircraft landed in Richmond, Va., about 100 miles from Washington, and law enforcement officials said it appeared to be simply a case of a pilot who got lost...
Plutonium storage site safe in South Carolina, feds say (06/20/02)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Federal documents released following a lawsuit by The Associated Press and other media organizations show the Savannah River Site for long-term plutonium storage is structurally sound and can withstand an earthquake. The media companies sued the Energy Department after the agency said documents should be sealed under a federal law limiting the release of nuclear information...
Human error likely caused Marines' air crash in Pakistan (06/20/02)
Human error likely caused the January crash of a refueling plane over Pakistan that killed seven Marines, according to a military report released Wednesday. Investigators found the KC-130 flight crew likely became disoriented while approaching an airfield at night in southwestern Pakistan, where their plane slammed into a mountainside...
Grand jury weighs case against cardinal (06/20/02)
BOSTON -- A grand jury is looking into whether there is enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Cardinal Bernard Law and other church leaders in the sex scandal that has engulfed the Boston Archdiocese, a law enforcement source said Wednesday...
Poll suggests Catholics not satisfied (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of Catholics don't think the bishops in their church went far enough earlier this month to protect children from predatory priests, says a new poll. The Washington Post poll released Wednesday said three-fourths overall felt the guidelines don't go far enough...
FBI will monitor events for threats (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is putting together a national operation to monitor and protect major July Fourth parades and festivities because of concern that terrorists might attack, officials said Wednesday. The FBI is not reacting to any specific threat, one official said. But the interrogation of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has revealed a general interest in the day as a possible target, the official said, commenting on condition of anonymity...
Plan for peace in Mideast hits snag (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- Israel's threatened reoccupation of West Bank areas and two lethal suicide blasts have vastly complicated -- and may torpedo -- President Bush's plan to seek a provisional Palestinian state and to prod Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table...
Gephardt sets sights on control of House (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- While most Democratic presidential hopefuls are watching Al Gore, Rep. Dick Gephardt is eyeing a different prize: control of the U.S. House. Gephardt rose to Democratic leader in 1995, the year a Republican takeover thrust him into the minority. Now he spends nearly every other weekend campaigning for candidates around the country and has raised more than $15 million to help Democrats win the majority...
Skelton secure in 4th District (06/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In Congress, Ike Skelton has made a career out of national security. In return, Missourians have rewarded Skelton with job security. The Democrat from Lexington has served for years on the House Armed Services Committee, helping bring an Army engineering school to Fort Leonard Wood, the stealth bomber to Whiteman Air Force Base and a new National Guard training site to Jefferson City...
Bush proposes $500 million to fight AIDS (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- With 2,000 babies infected each day by the AIDS virus, President Bush proposed spending $500 million over the next five years to stop HIV-infected women in Africa and the Caribbean from transmitting the disease. Critics called the proposal "grossly underfinanced."...
Pentagon OKs patrols for U.S. soldiers in Philippines (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has approved a plan to send Americans on jungle patrol with Philippine soldiers who are fighting Islamic rebels, defense officials said Wednesday. While agreeing to the expansion of a counter-terror training program, the military rejected the idea of letting Americans stay beyond July, senior officials said on condition of anonymity...
Feds sue NYC parks officials (06/20/02)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The federal government sued New York City's parks department Wednesday, saying it had discriminated against minority employees in promotions. The lawsuit follows an investigation begun in 1999 when black and Hispanic parks employees complained they were discriminated against...
Reporters fined, get community service for defying order (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Four Philadelphia Inquirer reporters were each fined $1,000, and three were given community service for defying a judge's order not to contact or identify jurors in the sensational trial of a rabbi charged with murder...
Bush confers with Sharon (06/20/02)
AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush assured Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in a telephone call Thursday that he was trying to find a way to bolster Israel's security even while providing hope for the Palestinian people...
Martha Stewart defends stock sale (06/20/02)
NEW YORK -- In her first public appearance since the ImClone insider trading scandal broke, Martha Stewart told Wall Street analysts Wednesday that there was nothing improper about her dumping company stock just before it plunged on bad news from the government...
Court rules states can force HMOs to allow second opinions (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A heavily divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can help patients fight their HMOs, a decision that could increase requests for second opinions. The court voted 5-4 to endorse an effort, like those used in about 40 states, to let patients bypass health plan gatekeepers who refuse to approve payment for a treatment. The ruling also lifts pressure off Congress, which has failed to pass a national patients' rights plan...
Ridge lobbies Congress for Homeland Security Department (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's homeland security chief, Tom Ridge, urged Congress on Thursday to move quickly on the "historic step" of creating a new Cabinet-level agency he said was crucial to safeguarding Americans against a continuing terrorist threat...
Bush proposes another $100 million for education in Africa (06/20/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will propose spending an extra $100 million over five years for education in Africa, a continent he plans to visit next year. The president plans to announce his travel plans and the new spending initiative Thursday night at a dinner in memory of the Rev. Leon Sullivan, a Philadelphia minister credited with helping end apartheid in South Africa, White House officials said...
Supreme Court approves census technique that cost Utah seat (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court affirmed a 40-year-old population estimating technique on Monday, turning back a challenge to census numbers that Utah claims robbed it of a House seat. The court ended a tug-of-war between Utah and North Carolina, finding that the government did nothing wrong in filling in gaps in the last census...
Tennessee lawmaker commits suicide (06/20/02)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- State Rep. Keith Westmoreland, charged with exposing himself in Florida and facing similar accusations in Tennessee, shot himself to death at his home, police said. Westmoreland, 55, was found by his brother about Wednesday night in a bathroom with a gunshot wound to the chest, police chief Mark E. Addington said...
Court says execution of mentally retarded is unconstitutional (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided Supreme Court reversed itself Thursday and ruled that executing the mentally retarded is unconstitutionally cruel. The 6-3 ruling is confined to mentally retarded defendants convicted of murder and does not address the constitutionality of capital punishment in general...
Government closes probe into Clinton's clemency orders (06/20/02)
Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors closed their investigation Thursday into whether former President Clinton's grant of clemency to four swindlers was political payback arranged by his wife, now-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Teen-ager pleads guilty to murder in 2001 school shooting (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterEL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A teen-ager pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder for a shooting spree that left two dead at a San Diego-area high school last year. Charles "Andy" Williams, 16, entered the plea in during what had been scheduled as a readiness hearing...
Forest Service employee pleads innocent in Colorado fire (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterDENVER (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service employee Terry Barton pleaded innocent Thursday to charges she set the biggest wildfire in Colorado history. Barton, 38, was dry-eyed as she entered the plea. But after a hearing got under way on whether to allow her release on bail, she wiped away tears and reached for a tissue as witnesses described discovering the fire...
Chaney complains of leaks by panel investigating attacks (06/20/02)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney complained to lawmakers Thursday about leaks that he believes led to disclosure of the National Security Agency's Sept. 10 intercepts of at least two messages in Arabic that suggested a major event was to take place the next day...
Major indexes record new lows again (06/20/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street came the closest yet to its post-terrorist attack lows Thursday with a sharp selloff provoked by another round of warnings -- this time from Genzyme and Nokia. The Dow Jones industrials fell triple-digits for a second session, while the Nasdaq composite index and Standard & Poor's 500 fell to levels last seen in late September...
AMA endorses 80-hour work week for medical residents (06/20/02)
AP Medical WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association endorsed a new 80-hour-a-week work limit for medical residents Thursday to try to keep doctors-in-training from becoming so bleary-eyed they hurt themselves or their patients...
Fires across West force evacuations of thousands (06/20/02)
Associated Press Writer SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) -- An out-of-control wildfire roared across 60,000 acres of forest in eastern Arizona on Thursday and began burning structures on the outskirts of a deserted community, officials said. The town, Pinedale, was one of three that were evacuated after the fire exploded on Wednesday. As many as 4,000 people fled Pinedale, Linden and Clay Springs as the fire swept toward their homes...
White House briefly evacuated (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterRICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A pilot who flew a small plane into restricted White House airspace, prompting the building's evacuation, made an innocent error and will not face federal charges, an FBI official said Thursday...
Israel calls up reserve soldiers (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel called up reserve soldiers Thursday, as troops returned to five West Bank towns in response to two suicide bombings that killed 26 Israelis in two days. Yasser Arafat appealed to Palestinian militias to stop attacking Israeli civilians...
British man killed in car bombing in Saudi Arabia (06/20/02)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A car bomb explosion killed a British bank employee in the Saudi capital on Thursday. Quoting the chief of Riyadh police, the official Saudi Press Agency said the victim's four-wheel-drive vehicle exploded. In London, the Foreign Office said the explosion happened in the street outside a residential compound. Most Westerners in Saudi Arabia live in heavily guarded high-walled compounds...
Arafat calls for halt to attacks on Israelis (06/20/02)
Associated Press WriterRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Yasser Arafat appealed to Palestinian militias Thursday to halt attacks on Israeli civilians, after two suicide bombings over two days killed 26 Israelis and prompted Israel to send troops back into five West Bank towns...
U.S. troops needed in Afghanistan for another year (06/20/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops may need to remain in Afghanistan at least another year to finish their mission of destroying the al-Qaida terror network and the Taliban militia, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill, who took command of the Afghan campaign June 1, believes hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters -- perhaps up to 1,000 -- continue to operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, spokesman Col. Roger King said...
Air traffic controllers strike over plan to consolidate (06/20/02)
PARIS -- Air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday over a plan to unify Europe's disjointed skies, canceling 7,700 flights over France and stranding passengers across the continent just as the busy summer travel season was getting under way...
Attack reported at Jewish settlement; four killed (06/20/02)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A suspected Palestinian infiltrator entered a house Thursday night in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar and took several hostages, rescue workers and settlers said. Israel TV said four people were killed. Rescue worker Neri Ketoa said from the scene that soldiers exchanged fire with the infiltrator. He said two of the wounded were evacuated to hospitals in serious condition...
Gunfire heard in West Bank Jewish settlement near Nablus (06/20/02)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Gunfire was reported after nightfall Thursday in Itamar, a West Bank Jewish settlement near the Palestinian city of Nablus, settlers said. Israel TV said two people were seriously wounded. Police spokeswoman Ganit Wingrad said shots were heard inside the settlement, but she could give no further details...
Official points at torpedo as cause for nuclear sub's sinking (06/20/02)
MOSCOW -- A flawed torpedo sank the Kursk nuclear submarine, not a mine or collision, a top official said Wednesday as the inquiry into the disaster neared its conclusion. The Kursk exploded and sank during maneuvers in August 2000, killing all 118 crew members on board. The bulk of the wreckage was lifted last October, allowing investigators to search for clues to the disaster...
Protestors want changes to world trade rules (06/20/02)
LONDON -- Thousands of people gathered outside Britain's Parliament on Wednesday, calling for changes to world trade rules to protect the poor and safeguard the environment. Leaders of the Trade Justice Movement -- a new group of charities, aid agencies and campaign groups -- also spoke briefly with Prime Minister Tony Blair, who later said that he expected the protesters to receive "a lot of support" from lawmakers...
Suicide bomb attack kills 6; Israel poised to occupy land (06/20/02)
Editor's note: This story was submitted to Israeli military censures as required by the government, and deletions were made. By Susan Sevareid ~ The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber sprang from a car, slipped past a pair of policemen and blew himself up at a busy Jerusalem intersection Wednesday, killing at least six other people in the second deadly attack in the city in two days...
World briefs 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
Auction house finds paintings were copies LONDON -- Two collectors who paid more than $30,000 for three watercolors by Prince Charles were given refunds Wednesday after the works were exposed as fakes. Auctioneers Fellows & Sons, based in Birmingham, gave back the money after an investigation by St. James's Palace revealed the real works were still in the prince's possession...
Afghan leader names Cabinet posts (06/20/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's grand council adjourned Wednesday after swearing in Hamid Karzai as president and approving a new government to begin the long process of rebuilding a nation shattered after 23 years of war. However, many of the 1,650 delegates complained that the nine-day council, or loya jirga, failed to dislodge the powerful regional warlords and had left key posts such as defense in the hands of an ethnic Tajik clique opposed by the country's dominant Pashtun community...
Rodeo finals will draw state's best teen-aged competitors (06/20/02)
A field of about 100 competitors from around the state will compete in the three-day Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals that begins today at Flickerwood Arena near Fruitland, Mo. Contestants will vie in events from goat tying to bull riding for the rights to advance to the national competition. The top four in each event qualify for the nationals July 22-28 in Farmington, N.M...
St. Louis says goodbye to 'a winner' (06/20/02)
AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Thousands of mourners streamed passed Jack Buck's closed casket near home plate at Busch Stadium on Thursday in a public display of grief for a famed broadcaster and longtime friend. Fans, many dressed in red and some of them weeping openly, paid their respects to the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for nearly a half-century. Buck died Tuesday night after 5 1/2 months in a hospital...
The upcoming week at a glance (06/20/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure street, cruiser classes, Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Late model, pro street, pure street classes, Fredericktown (Mo.) Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Sprint, modified, pure street, cruiser classes, Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, 7 p.m. Saturday...
  • U.S. hopes speed will lead to an edge over Germany (06/20/02)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- Could Shaq come to the rescue? Is Kobe available? Would Phil Jackson accept a collect call from Bruce Arena? It's reality time for the U.S. World Cup team, which plays three-time world champion Germany on Friday morning in the quarterfinals of international soccer's showcase event...
    Buck is remembered by millions as a close friend (06/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- His voice was the Cardinals, it was baseball, and it was summertime. And for millions of Cardinal fans, Jack Buck's voice was that of a familiar pal. "I've never met him personally, but I've known him all my life," said Mary Eikemeier, a lifelong St. Louisan who visited Buck's statue Wednesday to mourn a loved one. Buck died Tuesday night at age 77 after a long illness...
    Polanco home runs seal fifth straight win (06/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- As they began paying tribute to broadcaster Jack Buck, the St. Louis Cardinals won their fifth straight game, beating the Anaheim Angels 6-2 on Placido Polanco's two home runs Wednesday night. The Cardinals extended their NL Central lead to two games over the Reds a day after the death of Buck, who was honored in a pregame ceremony and whose closed casket will be at home plate for a visitation on Thursday...
    Baseball, fans say goodbye to Jack Buck (06/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Jack Buck, the revered voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, is getting a send-off usually reserved for heads of state. For 4 1/2 hours today, the team will hold a public viewing of Buck's closed casket at home plate at Busch Stadium. Buck, 77, died late Tuesday night after being hospitalized more than 5 1/2 months...
    Nostalgia (06/20/02)
    Thursday, June 19 1940 -- Joe Louis stops Arturo Godoy in the eighth round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title. 1960 -- Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round in New York to become the first boxer to regain the world heavyweight title...
    Castillo hits in 33rd game to tie 80-year-old record (06/20/02)
    MIAMI -- Luis Castillo tied Rogers Hornsby's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, going 2-for-4 to make it 33 games as the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 Wednesday night. Castillo was 0-for-2 before beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the sixth inning, then scored the tying run on Cliff Floyd's single. Castillo also had an RBI single in the seventh...
    Sports digest 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
    Basketball
  • The Detroit Shock hired former Pistons center Bill Laimbeer to replace Greg Williams as coach. Williams was fired earlier in the day after the Shock started the season 0-10. The WNBA Players Association said it filed an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board late Wednesday against the New York Liberty and the WNBA for barring union officials from meeting with Liberty players at Madison Square Garden...
  • Another NASCAR star plans stop at a local track (06/20/02)
    Another driver from the Winston Cup ranks will make a stop at a local track soon, bringing the number to four so far this year. Mike Wallace, a Busch Series and Winston Cup racer and younger brother of Rusty Wallace, will sign autographs at SEMO Motor Speedway during its special event of MARA midgets, NMMA micro sprints and RAMS mini stocks July 13...
    Surprise practice pays off in Cape victory (06/20/02)
    Nothing like a little batting practice to shake Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team out of its offensive funk. Actually, make that a lot of batting practice. Coming off a five-hit performance in a Monday night loss to Dunklin County, Cape manager Tom Reinagel had his players at Capaha Field at 4 p.m. Wednesday -- 2 1/2 hours before their scheduled game against Chaffee...
    10-minute interview - Ty Atchison and Cailey Perkins (06/20/02)
    Question: Who has the biggest belt buckle?Ty: That'd be me. Cailey: No, sorry, but it's me. Ty: I don't think so. It's me. What's it represent?Ty: Nothing really. It's just a lot of flash. What's the story behind a fashion statement like that?Ty: Well, nobody has really big belt buckles. Just the wannabe cowboys. They have those big dinner plates hanging off their belts...
    Local sports digest 6/20/02 (06/20/02)
    Southeast's Purcell signs pro baseball contract Former Southeast Missouri State University pitching standout Brad Purcell has signed a contract with the Evansville (Ind.) Otters of the Independent Frontier League. He reported to the Otters late Wednesday and is scheduled to start a game later this week...
    Doctor defines new eating disorder (06/20/02)
    DENVER Dr. Steven Bratman has seen the quest for healthy eating take a sour turn from dietary vigilance to dangerous obsession. Bratman's own extremes in dietary purity peaked in the 1970s when he was living on an organic farm in New York. He disdained to eat any vegetable that had been plucked from the ground more than 15 minutes earlier, and chewed each mouthful at least 50 times. ...
    Health calendar 6/20 (06/20/02)
    Today Blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Missouri Association of Disability Examiners office at 3014 Blattner Drive. Call 339-1822 for details. Carbohydrate counting class meets from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center. To register, call 331-5897...
    Fit for Eternity team updates (06/20/02)
    Here are updates from some of our Shape Up Cape competitors, the Fit for Eternity team from St. Andrew Lutheran Church. TERRI NOLAND I just finished the six-week Biometrics program and am excited with the results. I lost 16 pounds and 17.5 inches overall. ...
    Fit to Print team updates (06/20/02)
    Check other team standings at www.capechamber.com/team_standings.htmFit to Print The Fit to Print team earned 934 points last week -- our best week so far. The competitors we've chosen from the Shape Up Cape entrants also fared well: St. Andrew's team earned 786 points while the Bookin' Team from the public library earned 436...
    The pleasures of feeding and fitting in (06/20/02)
    June 20, 2002 Dear Julie, For many years after DC and I moved back home, we remained homesick for California. I think we missed the grandeur most of all. The West is all about soaring landscapes, Death Valleys, Joshua Trees, the prickle of ocean in the nostrils...
    Dennis McCauley (06/20/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Dennis Wayne McCauley, 40, of Charleston died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Oct. 28, 1961, in Charleston, son of Charles Lee and Arcola Rateliff McCauley. McCauley was a 1980 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
    Lavine Carter (06/20/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lavine Carter, 91, of Murray, Ky., died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at West View Nursing Home in Murray. She was born June 16, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of Lige N. and Eliza Ann Mandrell Inman. She and Elden Lynear Carter were married Nov. 8, 1930. He died April 9, 1982...
    Wanda Flynn (06/20/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Wanda Lee Flynn, 88, of Scott City died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of Levi and Mabel Kirby Hartsoe. She and William Vernon Flynn were married Nov. 22, 1930, in Bardwell, Ky. He died Oct. 12, 1989...
    Harold Thompson (06/20/02)
    Harold Lewis Thompson, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Nov. 4, 1931, at Allenville, Mo., son of Fred and Lulu Myrtle Harmon Thompson. He and Jane Evelyn Sanders were married July 15, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
    Bro. Raymond Tochtrop (06/20/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Brother Raymond J. Tochtrop, 85, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at St. Mary's of the Barrens Healthcare. He was born Dec. 8, 1916, at Wentzville, Mo., son of Joseph Henry and Viola Schram Tochtrop. Tochtrop entered the novitiate at St. Mary's of the Barrens July 19, 1948, and professed vows July 19, 1950. He was assigned to St. Mary's where he worked in agriculture until retiring...
    Herschel Miller (06/20/02)
    ESSEX, Mo. -- Herschel P. Miller, 64, of Essex, formerly of St. Louis, died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Mo. He was born Jan. 21, 1938. He married Nina Deal. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Danny Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jimmy Miller of Ballwin, Mo., Rodney Miller of Affton, Mo.; two daughters, Beverly and Debbie Miller of Arnold, Mo.; and a sister, Marie Vaden of Fredericktown, Mo...
    Eileen Douglass (06/20/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Eileen M. Douglass, 85, of Cairo died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Lawrence and Bertha Miller Myers. She married William O. Douglass, who preceded her in death...
    Norma Skaggs (06/20/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Norma Lee Skaggs, 64, of East Prairie died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 20, 1937, at Kaskaskia Island, Ill., daughter of Floyd H. and Bernice Nelson Roderique. She and Billy L. Skaggs were married Oct. 23, 1958. He died March 22, 1996...
    Irene Siemers (06/20/02)
    Irene L. Siemers, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Lois Means (06/20/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Lois P. Means, 67, of Anna died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Union County Hospital. She was born June 27, 1934, in Lincoln, Ill. Means worked at R.A.V.E. Workshop several years, and attended Salem Lutheran Church. Survivors include her caregiver, Clara Wills of Anna...
    Agnes Slinkard (06/20/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Agnes Marie Slinkard of Marble Hill died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. Hutchings Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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