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Stories from Sunday, June 23, 2002

Cape fire report 6/23/02 (06/23/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 9:13 p.m., an alarm sounding at 4072 Nash Road. At 9:29 p.m., an emergency medical service at 807 S. Sprigg. At 11:23 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1013 N. Fountain Apt. A...
Man jumps into marriage by skydiving (06/23/02)
The wedding of Peggy Sue Cordia and Jason Stieneke was marked by all the usual mishaps. A few relatives didn't follow the seating plan. A tape was cued to the wrong song. A decorative candle-lighter wouldn't light. But the groom's skydiving entrance onto the church's front lawn? Almost perfect...
Southwest Missouri State seeks construction money (06/23/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Though Gov. Bob Holden didn't approve any construction money for state colleges this year, Southwest Missouri State University officials will seek nearly $39 million for capital improvements. The university's Board of Governors on Friday approved a request that includes plans for remodeling six buildings and additions to McDonald Arena and University College Hall...
Buckle up and hope on Highway 34 (06/23/02)
Highway 34 from just outside Jackson to U.S. 60 guides motorists past an historic covered bridge, over streams and rivers, through forests and across hills. It occasionally stops in small towns, towns just big enough to provide the necessities of life. You can buy groceries, eat at McDonald's, purchase a car and fill it up with gasoline in both Marble Hill and Piedmont. Other towns, like Silva, are little more than rest and fueling stops...
Management chips in during lifeguard shortage (06/23/02)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Richard Wittman isn't your traditional lifeguard -- he's 51 years old for one thing, and he is also the executive director of the Granite City YMCA. But Wittman has had to get recertified as a lifeguard this year because of a growing shortage of lifeguards in the area...
Converted concrete (06/23/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- All he wanted was a place to grow his herbs, a little plot of ground to dig in near his French Quarter home and restaurant. What grew was much more than the basil, rosemary, dill and other herbs that chef Horst Pfeifer now harvests. These days, a former parking lot behind the historic Ursuline Convent is lush with trees and plants. ...
Fire truck in chain-reaction collision en route to fire (06/23/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Four firefighters were among seven people injured Friday night in a chain-reaction crash involving a Kansas City fire truck. The truck was nearing a house fire about 9 p.m. when the accident occurred after a vehicle pulled in front of it...
Radio ads criticize Carnahan on taxes (06/23/02)
A Missouri-wide radio campaign criticizes Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan's recent vote against permanently repealing federal estate taxes. Carnahan's campaign replied Friday that she promoted speedier tax relief targeted to help family farmers, while dismissing the legislation that failed as "better for billionaires."...
Pony Express re-enactment ends at St. Joseph museum (06/23/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The 142nd anniversary of the Pony Express was celebrated with the delivery of 45 pounds of mail from California. Emily King, 14, a third-generation rider, completed the last leg of the trip Friday on her horse, Image, as a crowd outside St. Joseph's Patee House Museum clapped...
Adventurer Fossett still moving along in balloon trek around th (06/23/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Ducking turbulent weather above him, American adventurer Steve Fossett on Saturday continued drifting over the south Pacific in his bid to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe. As of Saturday evening, Fossett was cruising at 21 mph at 1,300 feet above the sea, waiting for weather above his Bud Light Spirit of Freedom balloon to turn more favorable. ...
Prison worker faces three drug charges (06/23/02)
Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston woman working for the Southeast Correctional Center is facing charges for allegedly smuggling and attempting to distribute drugs in the correctional center. According to Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Raffety, Helen Darlene Farmer, 43, was arrested and charged Friday with trafficking, possessing more than 2 grams of cocaine and possessing over 5 grams of marijuana with the intent to distribute...
Suspect in Illinois murder captured at Sikeston home (06/23/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A murder suspect from Illinois was caught early Saturday morning in Sikeston by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies, after hours of search and surveillance. Carl Wayne Wilson, 45, of East St. Louis, Ill., was charged Tuesday with the first-degree murder of Marilyn Patterson, 17, of East St. Louis. According to reports, Patterson was found last Sunday in a car near Centreville, Ill., with a gunshot wound to the head...
Christian group holds conference on preventing homosexuality (06/23/02)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Paul Smith says he's the only openly gay Southern Baptist pastor that he knows of, and God created him that way. As Smith, the pastor of Broadway Baptist Church in Kansas City, and other gay rights supporters quietly protested outside Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Saturday, another message was being presented inside...
Sex offender sentenced to 30 years (06/23/02)
Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., sex offender was sentenced to 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on charges of first-degree statutory sodomy. Lloyd Carroll, 33, pleaded guilty to committing deviate sexual intercourse with two children under age 14. He confessed to committing the acts as well as other offenses committed in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties...
Collective bargaining makes little impact for state employees (06/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Bob Holden last summer ignited what at the time looked to be a long-running war with Republican lawmakers and pro-business groups. One year later, all is quiet on the collective bargaining front...
Construction plans are in, but timing still uncertain (06/23/02)
While designs for a wider, safer Highway 34 are becoming clearer, the first construction date is as uncertain as what may be coming around one of those sharp curves near Grassy, Mo. As part of a huge project that would widen and straighten an 85-mile stretch of road from outside of Jackson, Mo., to Highway 60, the Missouri Department of Transportation outlined some possibilities for Highway 34 to bypass the cities of Marble Hill and Piedmont...
Quintessential advice columnist Ann Landers dead at age 83 (06/23/02)
CHICAGO -- Ann Landers, the columnist whose snappy, plainspoken and timely advice helped millions of readers deal with everything from birth to death, died Saturday. She was 83. The death of Landers, whose real name was Esther Lederer, was announced by the Chicago Tribune, publisher of her column. She died less than two weeks before her July 4 birthday...
Poll- Most expect attack by terrorists on July 4 (06/23/02)
More than half of Americans, 57 percent, say they think it is at least somewhat likely that an act of terrorism will occur in the United States on the Fourth of July, a new poll indicates. Of that total, the number who felt it was very likely was 13 percent, while 38 percent thought an attack on the holiday is not likely...
Federal election officials spell out 'soft money' ban (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Election officials meeting Saturday to finish their plan to enforce the cornerstone of the nation's campaign finance overhaul opened what the law's supporters say are still more loopholes letting big money continue to flow in national politics...
Researcher finds versatile stem cells in adult humans (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Minnesota researcher says she has found a previously unknown type of cell in the adult body that acts much like the highly versatile stem cells from human embryos that have caused a political furor for more than a year. Like embryonic stem cells, the cells recently discovered in adult bone marrow seem capable of turning into a wide assortment of the body's various tissues, raising hopes that they can be fashioned into transplantable material for patients whose own cells and tissues have become faulty. ...
Bishops start implementing abuse policy (06/23/02)
America's Roman Catholic bishops spent the past week meeting with priests, recruiting parishioners for review boards and taking sex abusers off the job as they started implementing their ambitious policy to end the church's molestation crisis. Yet even as Catholic leaders began to clean house, outside pressure from law enforcement authorities was building...
DNA tests needed to decide if hybrid fruit is a plum (06/23/02)
FRESNO, Calif. -- What do you get when you cross a smooth-skinned, sweet, purple plum with a fuzzy, tart, yellow apricot? Anything from a pluot to an aprium. But there is also a battle over whether the pluot is more like a plum or more like an apricot. The dispute is heading to a laboratory for DNA testing and the result could cost growers $1 million in fees to market the product...
Fine wines in funky places (06/23/02)
SEATTLE -- A new crop of urban winemakers is proving you don't need to live in the country to make great wine. You don't even need a back yard. These winemakers get their grapes from the rolling hills of Eastern Washington but they do the crushing, fermenting, bottling and everything else in the big city...
National Security Agency faces remodeling (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- They eavesdrop on international drug trafficking, track weapons of mass destruction, keep an eye on conflicts from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, watch for nuclear testing in India, Pakistan and elsewhere. With eyes and ears on so much, the National Security Agency had trouble focusing on terrorism before Sept. 11, critics say...
Prescription drug promises for older Americans aging (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Some Republicans are finding fault with a prescription drug bill that their party put together for a crucial election-year vote in the House this week and is supported by pharmaceutical and insurance companies. The GOP infighting, along with sharp criticism from Democrats and some advocates for older Americans, shows how difficult it will be for Congress to compromise and send legislation to the White House this year. ...
Report- Anthrax by mail was fresh (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- Scientists have concluded that anthrax sent through the mail last year was less than two years old, leading investigators to believe that whoever sent the germs could make more, according to a published report. "It's modern," a government official told The New York Times in a story to be published Sunday. "It was grown, and therefore it can be grown again and again."...
Airlines finished with Priceline (06/23/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Northwest Airlines has stopped selling discounted tickets on Priceline.com, the name-your-own-price Internet company. The airline has grown "increasingly concerned with the changes in Priceline's business model," Northwest spokeswoman Mary Beth Schubert said Friday. Schubert did not explain the concerns and said she didn't know if it might resume using the company in the future...
Advocates urge federal spending on Amtrak (06/23/02)
ATLANTA -- The federal government should improve and expand Amtrak rather than splitting it into smaller, regional services, a railroad advocate group said Saturday. The Bush administration Thursday announced its plans to pare Amtrak's national intercity network and distribute the rest of its rails and routes among states and public partnerships...
FBI searches car of drifter in Smart disappearance (06/23/02)
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The FBI searched the car Saturday of a hospitalized drifter sought for questioning in the disappearance of a Utah teenager. The FBI obtained a search warrant Friday to search the Saturn of Bret Michael Edmunds, FBI spokesman Kevin Eaton said. The car, left in the parking lot of City Hospital in Martinsburg, was photographed, impounded and towed away...
World Briefs 11A (06/23/02)
Aides say French secret service spying on Chirac PARIS -- Aides to President Jacques Chirac have accused France's intelligence services of carrying out investigations aimed at compromising Chirac personally, the daily Le Monde reported. In its Sunday edition, the newspaper said the Elysee presidential palace suspects the country's secret services -- at the behest of Chirac's Socialist rivals -- of investigating alleged business dealings by Chirac in Lebanon and Japan...
odds & ends 6/23 (06/23/02)
WILDWOOD, N.J. -- The marbles kingdom has a new king -- and queen. Jonathan Hulse, 14, of Washington County, Md., and Morgan Kellman, 13, of Middletown, Md., were crowned after outlasting 57 others in the National Marbles Tournament.
Drying out (06/23/02)
ELKHART, Kan. -- Warren Bowker's combine kicks up a cloud of dust as he runs it nearly full speed across his thin stands of winter wheat. The machine almost touches the parched ground as it tries to cut stunted wheat that grew only a few inches tall...
Hideous hagfish gets lots of attention (06/23/02)
OFF JEFFREYS LEDGE IN THE GULF OF MAINE -- It was a fisherman's nightmare that slithered out of the Cambrian ooze when trilobites ruled the world. Now a group of researchers from the University of New Hampshire are trying to unravel the slimy mysteries of the hagfish, one of the sea's oldest and oddest creatures...
People talk (06/23/02)
Bush urges preserving Louisa May Alcott home CONCORD, Mass. -- First lady Laura Bush recalled a time when she was just like every other girl in America: a devoted reader of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women." On Thursday, the first lady, a former librarian, came to Alcott's family home to support its preservation...
FDNY warning of foreigners issued (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- The city's fire department has issued an internal memo warning firefighters not to give out information about the department, in response to e-mail inquiries from people at foreign universities about emergency procedures. The memo, distributed last week by Chief of Operations Sal Cassano, cites a warning by the U.S. Fire Administration's Critical Infrastructure Protection Information Center...
Armed drones, 'sleeper' weapons may be in U.S. Air Force's futu (06/23/02)
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Swarms of armed drones launch from a mother ship. An unmanned aircraft fires laser guns guided by radar that can see through rain, sleet, snow and foliage. A "sleeper" weapon lands deep in enemy territory and waits until a threat emerges before taking off again to strike quickly from close range...
Color of universe is 'Cosmic Latte' (06/23/02)
BALTIMORE -- Good news for coffee lovers: Space, the final frontier, is the color of a latte. So say astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry at Johns Hopkins University. In January, the two determined that the universe was a pale turquoise, then after discovering a glitch in their software in March, they realized that the average color was actually a milky brown...
Arizona mountain town ordered to leave as wildfire approaches (06/23/02)
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- Authorities ordered the 7,700 residents of this eastern Arizona mountain community to evacuate Saturday night as a mammoth fire breached a hastily constructed fire line on its western edge. The mandatory evacuation orders came as the fire, which had burned more than 150,000 acres of forest since Tuesday, passed a fire line about eight miles west of the city that crews had been building but fled earlier in the day as the blaze approached...
U.N. report says dramatic changes needed to win war against AI (06/23/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- A year after the 189-nation General Assembly adopted a plan to halt the AIDS epidemic, a U.N. report issued Sunday said "dramatic changes" in sexual awareness and behavior are still needed in many developing countries to stop the advance of the killer disease...
Iranian earthquake kills hundreds, injures 1,600 (06/23/02)
ABDAREH, Iran -- A powerful earthquake Saturday flattened nearly 100 remote mountain villages in northwestern Iran, killing at least 500 people, injuring more than 1,600 and leaving thousands homeless. Most of the known deaths occurred in the town of Bou'in-Zahra in Qazvin province, the epicenter of the magnitude-6 quake, Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported...
Al-Qaida spokesman says bin Laden alive, preparing new U.S. att (06/23/02)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Osama bin Laden and his No. 2 man are both alive and well and their al-Qaida network is ready to attack new U.S. targets, bin Laden's spokesman said in audiotaped remarks aired Sunday. The message also claimed responsibility for a deadly April fire at a Jewish synagogue in Tunisia...
How much for the rhino? (06/23/02)
UMFOLOZI, South Africa -- The hippos snorted, the rhinos dozed and the giraffes darted about nervously as the hammer fell Saturday at Africa's largest wild animal auction. A crowd of nearly 2,000 private game reserve owners, tourists with children and the odd Texas millionaire wandered among the huge pens, inspecting the hundreds of animals up for fierce bid at the annual auction held by the parks board of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province...
Swedish icebreaker to join Antarctic rescue mission (06/23/02)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A Swedish icebreaker has left for Antarctica to help rescue 107 people aboard a German ship trapped by an ice drift, a Swedish official said Saturday. The Oden icebreaker left its Baltic Sea port on Friday and will take five weeks to reach the stranded Magdalena Oldendorff on the other side of the globe, said Anders Backman, Swedish Maritime Administration spokesman...
Karzai names rest of Cabinet, but leaves one post vacant (06/23/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai named the rest of his Cabinet on Saturday, filling more than a dozen posts but leaving one conspicuously vacant -- the ministry of women's affairs. Karzai's spokesman Ahmed Yusuf Nuristani announced the remaining appointments but did not explain why the previous minister of women's affairs, Seema Samar, had not been reappointed...
Israel to step up offensive against Palestinians (06/23/02)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military was preparing a "crushing and decisive" response to recent Palestinian attacks, and it could include an extended stay by Israeli troops in Palestinian areas, a senior defense official said Saturday. Israeli troops have poured into several Palestinian towns and cities in recent days, and as of Saturday night, remained in at least six places in the West Bank, where strict curfews were in force...
Five separatist bombs rattle Spain during EU summit (06/23/02)
MADRID, Spain -- Five powerful explosions rattled Spanish cities during a two-day European summit that ended Saturday. The Basque separatist group ETA claimed responsibility. No injuries were reported in two Saturday blasts in the southern city of Malaga and the northern city of Santander...
Men's sports feel pinch of compliance, budgets (06/23/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For all that Title IX gender equality rules have given to women, there are hundreds of male athletes like swimmers Erik Wiken and Dustin Chalfant. Wiken was competing for Nebraska and Chalfant for Kansas when they were told in the spring of 2001 that their programs were being cut to help balance budgets and to comply with Title IX, which prohibits any school or college that receives federal funding from discriminating based on sex in sports or academics...
'Baseball lost a good guy'- Majors stunned by the news (06/23/02)
The stunning death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile brought even baseball's toughest guys to tears Saturday. "I think we've all heard what he was like as a teammate, and it's all true," Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker said as he dabbed his eyes. "He was a great guy, was in a good mood all the time and was a professional at everything in life. It's going to be hard to deal with."...
Spanish coach joins list of World Cup referee critics (06/23/02)
GWANGJU, South Korea -- Add Spain to the growing list of critics condemning World Cup referees. Coach Jose Antonio Camacho was furious at the ref and linesmen for disallowing three goals Saturday before South Korea knocked Spain out of the tournament in a penalty-kick shootout following a 0-0 tie...
Reconfigured course adds visual challenge (06/23/02)
SONOMA, Calif. -- The newly named Infineon Raceway's $50 million facelift has robbed drivers of familiar navigational landmarks -- a guardrail where they brake and a flag point where they gun it. Polesitter Tony Stewart used a pedestrian bridge as a gauge when he won a year ago at the track formerly knows as Sears Point Raceway...
Reds pounded for sixth consecutive loss (06/23/02)
CINCINNATI -- Barry Zito got his ninth straight win and Olmedo Saenz hit a two-run double and solo homer in his only at-bats, sending Cincinnati to a 10-3 loss, its season-high sixth straight defeat. Zito (10-2) gave up three hits and made only one bad pitch in seven innings -- Sean Casey's three-run homer...
Soccer in America wakes up (06/23/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- They woke up America and they woke up the world. The United States came to the World Cup seeking redemption, respect and recognition. The American soccer team got all three, and something more important, too. For the first time ever, the players look at the rest of the world not with awe, not with envy, but with confidence...
Ephedra ban opens debate on role, need for stimulants in NFL (06/23/02)
ASHBURN, Va. -- On Sunday mornings in locker rooms across the NFL, players prepare themselves for three hours of physical violence that most people can't fathom. A 250-pound linebacker must come to terms with painful, full-speed collisions with 300-pound linemen, or else he can't play the game...
Meyers will stay as replacement for Joe Buck (06/23/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Joel Meyers, hired this season to replace Joe Buck in the St. Louis Cardinals radio booth, will take on the job full-time following the death of Jack Buck, Joe's father and the team's longtime broadcaster. Meyers was hired before the start of the season to broadcast road games, with Jack Buck scheduled to continue broadcasting the club's games at Busch Stadium...
After milestone wins, a new day dawns for U.S. soccer (06/23/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- American soccer dawned on the longest day of the year. Even though they were eliminated from the World Cup on Friday with a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Germany, the Americans could leave Asia filled with pride, albeit with some frustration...
Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile found dead in Chicago hotel room (06/23/02)
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in the team hotel Saturday, apparently of natural causes, police said. Kile was found in his bed, said commanding officer Michael Chasen. There were no signs of forced entry and no signs of foul play...
Kaye leads Verplank after third round of Hartford (06/23/02)
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jonathan Kaye avoided the late trouble that derailed Phil Mickelson, shooting a 5-under-par 65 to take the third-round lead in the Greater Hartford Open. Kaye, suspended for two months and placed on probation for the season after a confrontation with a tournament security guard last year, had a 13-under 197 total on the TPC at River Highlands to take a one-stroke lead over Scott Verplank into the final round...
Major leaguers who died in-season (06/23/02)
Other prominent major leaguers who died during the regular season or in spring training over the past 30 years (does not include players who died in the offseason, or players who died around the start of the 20th century from diseases such as tuberculosis or typhoid):...
Tigers end Castillo's streak at 35 (06/23/02)
MIAMI -- Luis Castillo's 35-game hitting streak is over. Castillo went 0-for-4 Saturday night and was left on deck when the Florida Marlins finished off a four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4. After Tim Raines' game-ending sacrifice fly, Castillo stood in the on-deck circle and slowly pulled off his batting helmet -- obviously disappointed with the end to the 10th longest hitting streak in baseball history...
Familiar name, different sport- Street leads Longhorns to baseb (06/23/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Texas closer Huston Street has his own national championship story to share with his dad. The son of former Texas quarterback James Street, who helped lead the Longhorns to a Cotton Bowl victory in 1970, carried the baseball team to its fifth College World Series title on Saturday...
Buck brought Cardinals to life over the radio (06/23/02)
So many people have already written so many things about Jack Buck, the great broadcaster who died Tuesday, but I thought I'd add a little something to the mix. Some of my fondest memories as a kid growing up in St. Louis in the 1960s were of listening to Cardinals games on the radio and being thrilled by the descriptions of Harry Caray, then the primary play-by-play man, and Buck, his sidekick...
So long for just a while, Mr. Buck (06/23/02)
Dustin McKinnis, a 2002 graduate of Central High School, met Jack Buck in 1995 and occasionally shared the Cardinals broadcast booth with him. McKinnis has had more than 100 operations to repair problems related to his tracheal tube. By Dustin McKinnis...
Local digest for Sunday, June 23 (06/23/02)
AREA CAPE JR. LEGION TO PLAY FOR TOURNAMENT TITLE TODAY Cape Girardeau's Jr. American Legion baseball team will play for the championship of its own tournament today. Cape (18-11) split two pool-play games Saturday but still clinched first place in the National Division. Cape, which went 2-1 in pool play, beat Ballwin 7-3 and lost to Anheuser-Busch 18-4 in five innings...
Letters for Sunday, June 23 (06/23/02)
Sharing memories of Jack Buck To the editor: My fondest memory of Jack Buck consisted of a unique personal experience that I had with this exceptionally personable individual. It occured not during a Cardinals baseball game, but rather in the context of a college basketball game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the St. Louis Billikens approximately three years ago at the Kiel Center in St. Louis...
Pecaut starts slow, finishes strong in Capahas' victory (06/23/02)
Ricky Pecaut didn't dominate the St. Louis Golden Spikes like earlier in the week. But Pecaut, despite a shaky start, was good enough to beat the Spikes for the second time in six days in the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas' 10-5 victory Saturday at Capaha Field...
FanSpeak for Sunday, June 23 (06/23/02)
Cup is best of the best I'VE BEEN watching World Cup soccer games, not because the U.S. team is on a roll but because it is an opportunity to see the game played by the world's best teams and players. The games are well played and exciting. First of all, the action is continuous with no time outs. ...
Few places in nation can match Brooklyn's imprint on the Americ (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- It isn't easy trying to paint a borough of 2.5 million people with a broad brush, particularly one with 90 distinct neighborhoods, more than 150 ethnic groups and layers upon layers of history. That doesn't stop Dorothy Pecorara from trying...
Fresh ideas flavor summer brunch foods (06/23/02)
Spring and early summer are not only packed with special-occasion celebrations, but they also mark the beginning of a bounty of fresh produce. Take advantage of what's available by using seasonal fruits and vegetables. Serve a variety of foods that everyone can enjoy, perhaps a selection of roasted or grilled vegetables with yogurt dipping sauces, for a refreshing flavor contrast. These foods will fill you up -- but won't fill you out...
'Wash-and-wear' becoming a desirable label (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- In this fashion-fickle society, there is one label that is gaining popularity and keeping it: machine washable. Busy women are fueling the craze for easy-care clothes that can be worn all day and for a variety of activities -- and then go straight into the washing machine...
Book offers quick fun for long, hot summer (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- Many kids spend 10 months of the year waiting for their summer break from school. They know that once summer comes there are ice cream cones to be eaten, sprinklers to run through and bicycles to be ridden. What children seem to forget, however, is that all of those activities can be accomplished in about an hour...
brooklyn born.6c (06/23/02)
Born in Brooklyn The following people are among those born or raised in Brooklyn: Comedy: Joey Adams, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Jack Carter, Larry David, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Cooper, Dom DeLuise, Danny DeVito, Phil Foster, Jackie Gleason, Morty Gunty, Buddy Hackett, Gabe Kaplan, Danny Kaye, Alan King, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Rhea Perlman, Martha Raye, Ritz Brothers, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Phil Silvers, Neil Simon, Jerry Stiller, Mae West, Henny Youngman...
Wildlife parks offer photo opportunities (06/23/02)
Wildlife centers -- including the Bronx Zoo, the San Diego Wildlife Park, Fossil Rim Ranch near Dallas and Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. -- provide a great opportunity for photographers who want to get up-close-and-personal pictures of animals in natural-looking settings...
French (06/23/02)
European import brings a taste of home to Cape kitchens. By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian Whether it's dinner for 10 or just for two, Marine Raudin can create an authentic French meal with all the flair and flavor you'd find in a four-star restaurant. All you have to do is provide the guests and table settings...
Tennessee Titans using yoga program to prevent injuries (06/23/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Every time the Tennessee Titans walk on a football field, they strike the warrior pose, stretch out into the dog and turn their bodies into triangles. It's yoga, NFL style. The Titans weathered a string of injuries and a 7-9 record last season, leaving the team searching for answers. ...
Seward swells for Fourth of July celebration (06/23/02)
SEWARD, Alaska -- Sure it's a cliche. But legend has it that the highlight of Alaska's Independence Day celebration started as a bar bet. And when you see the muddy, bloody runners dragging themselves over the finish line after scrambling up and down Mount Marathon in Seward, it makes sense that the first people to conceive of this outrageousness were likely drunk. ...
Study finds vigorous exercise lowers death risk from all types (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Physically fit people are less likely to die of cancer, including cancers related to smoking, even if they smoke, a study finds. But other studies indicate the benefit may come only with vigorous exercise; less-intense activities, such as brisk walks, won't be enough...
Health clubs try to be less intimidating (06/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Pot bellies, flabby arms: It's the hot new look at health clubs. The exercise industry sees an untapped market among the majority of Americans who get too little or no exercise and who view the health club as an island of agony inhabited by Type A's with the physiques of Marines...
Bushwacker Hildebrand still bugs me (06/23/02)
My friend Dorothy called to say, "Jean, I have a new book I think you would like to read." I have a lot of friends named Dorothy. This one is Dorothy Miles who emigrated from St. Francois County to Cape, as did I. Knowing I had a stack of unread books on hand and not wanting to duplicate," I said, "What is it, Dorothy?" "The Rebel From Shepherd Mountain," she replied...
Highlights for the week ahead in TV (06/23/02)
We don't mean to be $narky, but we're a little $keptical about "Wall $treet Week with Fortune but without Louis Rukeyser," making its grand debut Friday at 7:30 p.m. on PBS. Co-hosts of the revamped, officially retitled "Wall $treet Week with Fortune" are Geoff Colvin, editorial director of Fortune magazine, and former Fox News Channel business correspondent Karen Gibbs...
Where did all the music go? (06/23/02)
CEDAR GROVE, N.J. -- When 13-year-old Dana Marino flips on her boom box, she wants to hear her favorite songs. And she often does -- over and over and over again. "FM stations overplay popular songs, to the point that no one likes them anymore," the eighth-grader complained after enduring a recent audio overdose of J.Lo and Ja Rule...
Study- TV gives short shrift to families (06/23/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Television series paint an unrealistic picture of American families by showing far more single-parent households than exist in society, according to a new study. In primetime TV series, 47 percent of fictional families are headed by married parents, compared to 72 percent of real families, according to the Parents Television Council study...
Broadcast networks turn up summer programming heat (06/23/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Network audiences faced with reruns used to melt away like ice cream on a sultry day in the good old summertime. The current reality, though, is that summer represents a miniseason of fresh prime-time programming -- with "reality" being the operative word...
Americans endorse good and great books (06/23/02)
NEW YORK -- President Bush is reportedly studying Aristotle. Book clubs proliferate in the media. A self-published, 1,200-page science text sells and sells. Are Americans reading more, or do they just want you to think they are? "I'd be happy if it were either," says Richard Russo, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Empire Falls," a novel selected by USA Today's book club. ...
Martin Lechner III (06/23/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Martin B. Lechner III, 60, of St. Louis died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Jewish Center for the Aged. He was born on May 5, 1942, at St. Louis, son of Martin B. Lechner Sr. and Mildred Baker Lechner. He and Mary Ellen (Murph) Masterson were married for 37 years...
Glenn Lingle (06/23/02)
DONGOLA, Ill.--Glenn W. Lingle, 86, of Dongola died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending from Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
Dr. Michael Bader (06/23/02)
DEXTER, Mo.--Dr. Michael John Bader, 50, of Dexter died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was born Jan. 26, 1952, son of Louis C. and Rita Litzler Bader. He and Linda Lou Rausch were married April 30, 1988...
Flavian Ernst (06/23/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo.--Flavian B. Ernst, 89, of Perryville died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born April 14, 1913, at Biehle, Mo., son of Joseph and Catherine Wingerter Ernst. He and Cleora Sutterer were married Jan. 19, 1936...
Fahren Gillespie (06/23/02)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Ill.--Fahren M. Gillespie, 84, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Hillview Nursing Home in Vienna, Ill. She was born June 21, 1918, at Balcom, Ill., daughter of Henry and Effie Shipman Aden. She and Walter Olen Gillespie were married Jan. 21, 1939, at Jackson, Mo...
Louise Ogilvie (06/23/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo.--Louise Ogilvie, 95, of Charleston died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. She was born Jan. 11, 1907, daughter of Thomas M. and Minnie DeWitt Ogilvie. Ogilvie graduated from Stephens College for Women and the University of Missouri in Colombia, Mo.. ...
Grace Pulliam (06/23/02)
LICK CREEK, Ill.--Grace Pulliam, 87, of Lick Creek died Friday, June 21, 2002, at the Parkview Care Center in West Frankfort, Ill. She was born Dec. 22, 1914, at Lick Creek, daughter of Jeff and Minnie Highland Treece. She and Owen R. Pulliam were married July 22, 1939. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1970...
Betty Kasten (06/23/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo.--Betty L. Kasten, 69, of Perryville died Friday, June 21, 2002, at the Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 7, 1933, at Menfro, Mo., daughter of Alvin G. and Alma E. Ochs Hoehn. She and Paul W. Kasten were married June 24, 1951, at Perryville...
Manker-Weber (06/23/02)
Jennifer Jo Manker and James Alan Weber were married Dec. 1, 2001, at Larimore Plantation in St. Louis. The Rev. Clela Anderson of St. Louis performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sharon Manker of Cape Girardeau, and the late Joseph Manker. The groom is the son of Charles and Marilyn Weber of St. Louis...
Prater-Reynolds (06/23/02)
GALE, Ill. -- Carrie Marie Prater and Nicholas Earl Reynolds were married June 1, 2002, at the home of the bride's parents. Raymond Oxford performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Bill and Harriet Prater of Gale. The groom is the son of Rick and Janice Reynolds of Vienna, Ill., and Joann Sturgeon of Murphysboro, Ill...
Baldwin-Campbell (06/23/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- First Baptist Church was the setting May 18, 2002, for the wedding of Melissa Yvonne Baldwin and Christopher Todd Campbell. The Rev. Kenneth Strong performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Elaine Wild of Mounds, Ill., and vocalist was Sally Buerick of Altenburg, Mo...
Cochran-Pobst (06/23/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Crystal Gail Cochran and Jeremy Martin Pobst were married Nov. 24, 2001, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. The Rev. John Harth performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by Dana Lynch of Oran and soloist was Christy Hency of Benton, Mo...
Riley-Burger (06/23/02)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- St. Lawrence Catholic Church was the setting for the wedding of Kimberly Michelle Riley and Blake Daniel Burger Feb. 9, 2002. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the double ring ceremony. Eucharist ministers were Russell and Stephanie Burger of New Hamburg, uncle and aunt of the groom, and Jamie Burger of Benton, Mo., uncle of the groom. Reader was Stephanie Burger...
Ferden-Patterson (06/23/02)
Casey Sue Ferden and Bradley Joseph Patterson exchanged vows June 1, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist and organist was Valerie Schaefer of Cape Girardeau; cantor and soloist was Sally Kreamer of Johnston, Iowa, aunt of the bride; and reader was Denise Siebert of Cape Girardeau...
Brumbaugh-Dibert (06/23/02)
Red Star Baptist Church was the setting April 27, 2002, for the wedding of Amie Lee Brumbaugh and Jedediah Luke Dibert. Joe McCullough and Jim Matthews performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Phyllis Swift of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Jan Brumbaugh of Cape Girardeau and Mike Brumbaugh of Fenton, Mo. The groom is the son of Kathy Yarbro of Cape Girardeau and Gary Dibert of Mansfield, Ohio...
Fletcher-Fulwider (06/23/02)
Abigail Marie Fletcher and Max Elliott Fulwider were united in marriage June 1, 2002, at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Ga. Terry Johnson performed the ceremony. Dr. James and Cynthia Fletcher of Savannah, formerly of Cape Girardeau, are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of James W. Fulwider of Leesburg, Ind., and Linda Fulwider of Warsaw, Ind...
Burke-King (06/23/02)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Teresa and Charles Birk Jr. of Tamms and John and Jeannie Burke of DuQuoin, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Marilyn Burke, to Hursel Lee Barrett King. He is the son of Buddy and Ann King of Elkville, Ill. Burke attends John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. She is a design engineer at Cimtron Manufacturing Corp. in DuQuoin...
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