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Stories from Sunday, July 7, 2002

Marines, Army, Air Force Family holds memorial for three-time v (07/07/02)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Described as a sophisticated yet simple man by relatives, James Sanders served his country. Three times. In three wars. In three branches of the military. A memorial for Sanders, who died Sept. 1, 2001, in Clearwater, Fla., was held Saturday in his family cemetery near Commerce...
what it means.1a (07/07/02)
WHAT IT MEANS Twenty-one Caring Communities programs throughout Missouri were ended July 1 because government funding was cut. The program had locations in four Cape Girardeau elementary schools and contracted specialists to provide therapy and tutoring for children who needed it. ...
Reforming justice Mexico's poor face unfair sentences (07/07/02)
MEXICO CITY -- Giovanni Hurtado Aviles was hurrying to his engineering class when he realized he didn't have the two pesos about 20 cents for the subway. When he tried to use somebody's else's pass to get on, he was caught and hauled to jail. "I made a mistake. I am really sorry. I won't do it again," Hurtado, 20, said he told the guard who nabbed him that January morning...
World briefs 9A (07/07/02)
India's army rescues thousands from floods GAUHATI, India -- Indian soldiers on Saturday battled swirling river waters in the northeastern state of Assam to help authorities rescue nearly 700,000 people hit by devastating floods. Hundreds of thousands of people were moved by boat to makeshift relief camps in schools and government buildings in safer areas after their homes were submerged by floods, officials said...
Devastated village has little hope left (07/07/02)
CHANGOUREH, Iran -- From atop a pile of rubble that buried Dr. Achbar Esmaeli alive, Jamsheed Amiri pointed to a deep black scar cutting across a hill in the distance. That's the spot where the earth tore open and flames shot out the morning a powerful earthquake devastated this roughly 300-year-old village, he said...
Family finds American pride at the dinner table (07/07/02)
There's nothing like a good dog to make us feel proud to be Americans, particularly one covered in mustard and slapped on a bun. The Fourth of July gives us a good excuse to chow down on some hot dogs and get a bang out of life without violating a single city ordinance...
More for the money (07/07/02)
hinking about moving to the Big Apple, Washington, D.C., or even Groton, Conn.? You're going to need a raise. If you're a homeowner making $40,000 in Cape Girardeau, you'll need to pull down almost $115,000 to live in Manhattan the way you're used to...
Volunteer chaplains offer aid to police, fire units (07/07/02)
The hot afternoon sun shone down on the Rev. David Allen, kneeling on the narrow Mississippi River Bridge. It was seven years ago today, at about 4:20 p.m., that Allen had to keep his cool. The pastor at the St. James AME couldn't lose his concentration, couldn't complain. A suicidal 36-year-old man needed him to listen...
Caring Communities cut from schools (07/07/02)
For eight years, students at designated Cape Girardeau public schools received therapy and tutoring through an initiative aimed at making the state's social services more accountable for providing results. In fiscal year 2001, 20 percent of the students at Blanchard, Jefferson, Franklin and Clippard schools received tutoring through the program. ...
Nixon warns of fake no-call list (07/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Impostors are calling Missouri residents to pay $500 to get their names added to a fake national no-call list, Attorney General Jay Nixon said Friday. Nixon said there is no national no-call list. Also, it does not cost anything to be added to the state's list of people who do not want telemarketers to call them...
Americans weigh in on Fossett's balloon trip (07/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- If some see a Windy City tycoon's solo balloon trek around the globe as a bit looney, don't tell it to the woman running the Ballooney Bin in Laramie, Wyo. Naomi Nottage cheers Steve Fossett's flight into history as a welcomed break from everything she's sick of hearing -- the drone about America's war on terrorism, crime and politics...
Deaths on state waterways up this year, authorities say (07/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The number of fatal Missouri boating accidents and drownings has more than doubled over the first six months of this year from the same period in 2001, the Missouri Water Patrol said. The 19 deaths from Jan. 1 through June 30 are 11 more than in last year's first half...
Steering committee named for Old St. Francis River (07/07/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A nine-member committee has been appointed by the Dunklin County Commission to spearhead an effort to restore the Old St. Francis River Channel in northwestern Dunklin County. The steering committee is a product of a meeting the county commission hosted in late May in Campbell to test public interest in establishing a 17-mile section of the Old St. Francis River channel as a fishing and wildlife area...
Stabbing pb 7/1 (07/07/02)
Man jailed in stabbing incident By Teresa Oyler Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- As a 38-year-old Poplar Bluff man was walking to the hospital after being stabbed twice Saturday night when an investigating police officer saw the suspect in the stabbing walking out of a residence on Lester Street with a large amount of blood on his shirt...
Sunday outings Mid-Missouri parish picnics reminiscent of simpl (07/07/02)
FRANKENSTEIN, Mo. -- Lois Bixenman isn't ashamed to admit it. She's a picnic groupie. "We like the food. The food is excellent," Bixenman, 66, said recently while carefully dotting her bingo card. "It's just a way to pass away the time on a Sunday afternoon. We pick out the ones we want to go to, but we know it's all good. Bring the whole family because they are going to have a good time."...
Children appearing in adult court for smoking violations (07/07/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Children caught smoking are being summoned to court alongside adult theft and assault suspects under a nearly year-old Missouri law intended to discourage youths from using tobacco. A law enacted last August made it illegal for those younger than 18 to possess tobacco products -- not just to buy them, as had previously been the law...
Teacher sentenced to four months in jail for having sex with s (07/07/02)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- A former learning disabilities teacher was sentenced to four months in jail and five years probation for having sex with a 14-year-old student. Platte County Circuit Judge Owens Lee Hull Jr. on Friday also ordered Rachelle L. Hernandez, 31, not to have any unsupervised contact with children under 18, to forfeit her Missouri teaching license and to receive counseling. She also must perform 100 hours of community service...
Nature's recyclers Turkey vultures clean up life's little mess (07/07/02)
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- As a road warrior, Ivan Beard sees his fair share of roadkill. "And where there's dead meat," the Jerseyville railroad worker has discovered, "there's usually a big, ugly bird." True. Turkey vultures aren't likely to win any beauty contests...
Chief of genome center bound for Washington state (07/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The chief of Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center will leave the school probably by this year's end, depriving St. Louis of one its most-respected scientists and perhaps large amounts of revenue the center generates for the university...
Patrols beefed up at Lambert ticket counters (07/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Lambert Airport police have stepped up their patrols around airline ticket counters after the fatal shootings at Los Angeles International Airport, but do not plan to bolster security at the St. Louis airport beyond that. The added Lambert police presence began Thursday after an armed Egyptian immigrant opened fire at the El Al airline ticket counter in the Los Angeles airport's international terminal, killing two people and wounding three others before being shot by El Al security officers.. ...
Former Gov. Jim Edgar reportedly turns down top spot in Illinoi (07/07/02)
CHICAGO -- Former Gov. Jim Edgar reportedly has turned down an offer to become the chairman of the state Republican Party. Edgar, who still is popular, has decided not to replace Lee Daniels as the new GOP leader, according to the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times' Saturday editions. Both papers cited unnamed sources...
Congress bracing for spending during campaign season (07/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- A campaign season of House-Senate spending clashes over counterterrorism, schools and other items approaches, but it is unclear if the one event sure to grab headlines will occur: a veto by President Bush. Bush seems to be itching for his first veto. The confrontation would help polish his credentials as a fiscal conservative after presiding over the return of budget deficits and signing an expensive farm bill...
People 8b 7/7 (07/07/02)
Filmmaker tried to put character in Indian face TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Action film director John Woo says Western films often have given viewers the mistaken idea that American Indians are without emotion. "Whenever we saw the Indian character on the screen, he was very stoic," Woo said during a recent promotional visit for his new movie, "Windtalkers."...
Recommend 8a 7/7 (07/07/02)
In the wake of the Enron scandal, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recommends that directors of publicly traded corporations: Stop accounting practices and transactions that put the company at high risk of not complying with generally accepted accounting principles and resulting in misleading and inaccurate financial statements...
Directors ignored warnings, report says (07/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- Enron's board closed its eyes to evidence the company was heading for financial disaster, and claims by former directors that they were kept in the dark are untrue, a Senate report concludes. "Much that was wrong with Enron was known to the board," the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a scathing 60-page critique...
Satellites confirm cities cause more rain on some suburbs (07/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- People moving to the suburbs -- or planning to farm near a city -- may find it's more important than they thought to know which way the wind blows. That's because it rains more for several miles downwind from large cities, sometimes a lot more...
Crossbows used to tag walruses (07/07/02)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Scientists made a trek to Round Island off Alaska's coast, where walruses spend their time soaking up the summer sun, and they found exactly what they were looking for: carcasses. The carcasses, which result from diseases or injuries sustained in fights or falling off cliffs, helped the scientists test a veterinary crossbow that attaches transmitters to the spot between the thick, tough hide and the blubber...
San Quentin prison turns 150 (07/07/02)
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. -- John Whearty was 22 when San Quentin State Prison officials gave him a .38-caliber revolver, a 12-gauge shotgun and a crash course in being a prison guard. "The officer I relieved was kind enough to stay half an hour to train me when I relieved the third watch," says Whearty, 78, with a wry smile...
INS- Gunman almost deported in 1996 (07/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The government had started deportation proceedings in 1996 against the Egyptian immigrant who gunned down two people at Los Angeles International Airport. But the following year, the man gained U.S. residency because his wife received a valid visa, officials said Saturday...
Dairy Queen heating up restaurant scene (07/07/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- On her 63rd birthday, the Queen is getting a facelift. She'll be spending more of her time uptown, too. International Dairy Queen, which introduced Americans to "the cone with the curl on top" in 1940, is cautiously rolling out a new restaurant format with more food choices and warm, earth-toned dining rooms where customers can enjoy lingering...
Year later, no suspects in missing sisters case (07/07/02)
CHICAGO -- When Tionda Bradley played outside her apartment building, her little sister Diamond was usually toddling close behind. "The two of them were always together. They used to hold hands," said neighbor Robert Washington. "Everywhere Tionda went Diamond was right with her."...
Scandals shine light on forensic accounting (07/07/02)
BOSTON -- They don't wear cowboy hats or boots, but they certainly have a little more swagger than your typical bean counters. Forensic accountants inhabit a cloak-and-dagger corner of the accounting world. Their job: respond at a moment's notice when a client spots trouble -- anything from procurement fraud to a top executive cooking the books to industrial espionage...
Film, music studios want legislation to protect investments (07/07/02)
For years, consumers and electronics manufacturers have had an unwritten agreement. Shoppers keep spending billions of dollars to upgrade their gadgetry, knowing their investments will quickly become outdated. In return, the makers of computers, TV accessories and audio devices keep innovating, bringing consumers greater value and selection...
Couple fighting plate battle (07/07/02)
VALRICO, Fla. -- A couple wanted to express pride in their Italian heritage with the license plate "2 Dagos," but were told to return the plate to the state because some people feel it's an ethnic slur. But Phil and Fran Lascola said they are fighting the request, saying they don't consider the term insulting...
Fire ants adapted to march through northern Georgia (07/07/02)
ALBANY, Ga. -- For years, experts predicted fire ants couldn't tolerate frosty winters in the north Georgia mountains. But the aggressive, fast-breeding South American pests have defied predictions, spelling trouble for crops, wildlife and people. Fire ants have spread to all of Georgia's 159 counties and a new type discovered in the Rome area seems especially adept at hunkering deep in the ground to escape the cold, said Wayne Gardner, a University of Georgia entomologist...
Program helps female inmates acquire job skills (07/07/02)
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. -- The two women listening intently as their instructor explains how to measure and cut drywall could be mistaken for vocational students, if not for their red shirts with telltale "DOC" on the back. Kim Scott and Penny Adams are the first female inmates in Pennsylvania training for masonry work, roofing and other general construction jobs under a community-based program run by Operation Outward Reach Inc...
Uncertain economic climate creates less spending (07/07/02)
NEW YORK -- Early this year, Mike and Kelly Weiss, buoyed by a general sense that the economy was improving, purchased a house in Kensington, Md., and filled it with furniture. They also planned to buy a second car, and do some major home renovating...
Battle rages against the invasive salt cedar (07/07/02)
SAN ACACIA, N.M. -- An army of water-sucking soldiers is marching along the banks of nearly every waterway in the West. The soldiers -- with their skinny leaves and non-nutritious seeds -- have invaded more than 1 million acres of river and stream banks in New Mexico, Texas and more than a dozen other arid states. They have pushed out native plants, birds and other wildlife, and sucked dry already dwindling water supplies...
Florida man charged, faked 1,100 calls for help (07/07/02)
The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida man was charged with faking more than 1,100 calls to 911, tying up emergency service lines for two days. Michael A. Holmes, 20, placed the calls June 30 and Monday because he was bored, an Alachua County sheriff's office spokesman said...
Crews ready to replant fire areas (07/07/02)
DENVER -- Fire crews are eager to begin replanting a carpet of green shrubs and grasses where a 138,000-acre fire seared the wooded slopes southwest of Denver and where rain now threatens to wipe out roadways and homes. The plan, submitted to the U.S. ...
Navy divers uncover turret of Union warship (07/07/02)
HATTERAS, N.C. -- Divers have uncovered the turret of the Civil War ironclad Monitor in the first phase of an expedition to raise the artifact from the ocean floor, the Navy said Saturday. The Navy and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are trying to preserve what they can of the warship's deteriorating wreckage, especially the revolving gun turret that inspired modern naval guns. ...
Tobacco funds may cover shortfall (07/07/02)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin lawmakers are considering using the state's entire share of the national tobacco settlement -- once estimated to be worth $5.9 billion -- to help cover a one-time budget deficit. The settlement, signed in 1998 by tobacco companies involved in a class action lawsuit over health care costs, was set up to pay states over a 25-year period. ...
Film director Frankenheimer dead at 72 (07/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- John Frankenheimer, director of such Hollywood classics as "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Birdman of Alcatraz," died Saturday. He was 72. Frankenheimer died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of a stroke due to complications following spinal surgery, said his business manager, Patti Person...
Biker fans gather at site of 'The Wild One' (07/07/02)
HOLLISTER, Calif. -- Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts jammed into this sleepy farm town Saturday for a holiday weekend rally that recalled one of the pastime's darkest hours. Tattooed and leather-clad bikers filled the narrow sidewalks, snapping up souvenirs, hot dogs and beer. Roaring motorcycles cruised the town's main drag -- closed to all other traffic...
Scientists unraveling malaria genes (07/07/02)
A dull, lingering headache was Melissa Palka's first sign that something was wrong. Unaffected by aspirin, it slowly worsened, taxing her as she went about her work teaching students at a missionary school in the West African nation of Togo. After three days, Palka was stricken with deep chills -- the sort of doubled-over, teeth-chattering that comes with a bad virus. Shivering beneath quilts piled deep despite the warm climate, she realized she had malaria...
Study finds catch to throwing back small fry (07/07/02)
Keep Darwin in mind when you go fishing. A new look at what happens when you toss the small ones back -- as often required by law -- suggests it's not really wise to select fish by size. Returning wee ones to the water may force the population to downsize, gradually evolving populations of smaller fish...
Stolen trailer has toxic chemicals (07/07/02)
MEDLEY, Fla. -- A truck trailer loaded with almost a ton of hazardous cleaning chemicals was stolen from a fenced lot and was still missing Saturday, police said. Authorities issued a nationwide alert warning officers of potential health risks if they locate the trailer...
Texas flooding kills at least eight (07/07/02)
MICO, Texas -- Hundreds of people fled three small West Texas towns Saturday as a storm dumped more than a foot of rain on an area that rarely sees more than 2 feet a year, while rainfall tapered off in flood-weary Central Texas, where water surrounded homes in 29 counties...
Man alleges bishop abused him 19 years ago (07/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A former Roman Catholic bishop who was forced to resign in a 1999 sex scandal is being sued by a man who claims the bishop abused him for nearly two decades. The lawsuit filed Friday alleges the plaintiff was first molested when he was a sixth-grade altar boy at St. Matthias Church in Huntington Park, a suburb of Los Angeles...
Government to set up patrols at ticket counters (07/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- The new government agency responsible for airline security said Saturday it will place armed law enforcement officers -- uniformed and plainclothes -- at ticket counters and other public areas of airports. The Transportation Security Administration made the announcement in response to the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport two days earlier, when three people, including the gunman, were killed. ...
Smallpox attack could require more vaccinations (07/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- A widespread smallpox attack could require vaccinating many more Americans than the estimated 10,000 to 20,000 first responders recommended by a government panel for the shots, federal health officials say. A decision about who to vaccinate against the virus is expected by month's end from Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson...
Bad weather interrupts German efforts to recover planes' wrecka (07/07/02)
By David McHugh ~ The Associated Press UEBERLINGEN, Germany -- German officials said most of the wreckage had been recovered Saturday as investigators tried to piece together clues about the collision of two jetliners at 35,000 feet over the German-Swiss border...
U.S. commander says his forces killed Afghan villagers (07/07/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Seeking to avoid a rift with Afghan allies, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan acknowledged Saturday that civilians had been killed in a U.S. airstrike this week and promised to find ways to avoid such mistakes in future. The statement by Lt. Gen. Dan McNeill was made at a joint press conference with Afghan Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullah in response to Afghan allegations that 48 people were killed and 117 wounded in an air raid Monday in Uruzgan province...
Key Afghan figure shot and killed in Kabul ambush (07/07/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Abdul Qadir, a vice president and cabinet minister in the Afghan government and a key political figure for 25 years, was assassinated just after noon Saturday as his vehicle left his ministry compound in the capital. Qadir, 48, was the second-highest-ranking ethnic Pashtun in the ethnically mixed government of President Hamid Karzai. ...
NATO candidates vow to keep reforms on track (07/07/02)
RIGA, Latvia -- Leaders of former communist countries hoping to join NATO looked ahead to the responsibilities of membership on Saturday, pledging to bring their democracies in line with Western standards. The 53-year-old alliance is just months away from a summit where it is expected to issue invitations for its most ambitious expansion and map out a historic transformation to fulfill the security needs of a post-Sept. 11 world...
Carter launches peace mission in Venezuela (07/07/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Former President Carter launched a Venezuela peace mission Saturday sanctioned by leftist President Hugo Chavez but met with skepticism by many of Chavez's opponents. "It is my hope that the Venezuelan government and opposition groups will pursue constructive talks to settle immediate pressing differences," Carter said in a statement released before he was welcomed Saturday by Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel...
Police rescue 13 infants in baby smuggling racket (07/07/02)
The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian police have rescued 13 babies and arrested seven suspected members of a baby smuggling racket, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Berita Harian newspaper quoted Mohd Yusoff Jaafar, police chief of Sarawak state on Borneo island, as saying the group had been selling babies for the past six years for between $1,000 and $4,700...
Thousands pack Pamplona as bull-running fiesta begins (07/07/02)
PAMPLONA, Spain -- Tens of thousands of cheering, champagne-soaked revelers packed the central streets and plaza of this northern city Saturday to kick off Spain's most famous fiesta -- the bull-running festival. To the cries of "Viva San Fermin!," town councilor Roberto Jimenez ignited the traditional "chupinazo" firecracker in the city's main square to officially start the San Fermin festival, popularized by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."...
Raising less cane Cuba overhauling sugar industry (07/07/02)
HAVANA -- After decades in Cuba's sugar industry, Ezequiel Bonilla is finding it hard to give up the only way of life he's known. "I don't like it," Bonilla says of the government's decision to cut sugar's industrial capacity by 50 percent and close many of its 154 sugar mills, including the one he has lived near all his 65 years...
Seabees pulling out of Philippines (07/07/02)
MALUSO, Philippines -- At least 80 U.S. Navy Seabees were pulled out of the southern Philippines after finishing their work in support of a six-month counterterrorism training exercise, a Navy officer said Saturday. Lt. Bill Siemer, an officer with the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion deployed in Maluso town, on Basilan island, said the Seabees were sent back to their home base in Kadena, Japan, on Thursday...
Survivors of LA airport shooting arrive in Israel (07/07/02)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- About 50 El Al passengers who survived a shooting attack in the Los Angeles airport arrived in Israel early Saturday to the hugs and tears of relatives. The passengers were waiting for a flight Thursday, the Fourth of July, when an Egyptian immigrant gunned down two Israelis at the ticket counter of Israel's national airline before an El Al security guard shot him dead...
Musharraf restricts former prime ministers from holding post ag (07/07/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf decreed Saturday that any former prime minister who held the post for two terms was ineligible to hold it again. The move appears aimed at shutting out two former prime ministers -- Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif -- from October elections aimed at returning Pakistan to democracy. Musharraf seized power three years ago, toppling Sharif in a bloodless coup...
Union could set the date Monday for MLB strike (07/07/02)
After months of doomsday speculation, public relations campaigns and sniping from both sides, the most significant strike call of the Major League Baseball season looms when the union meets Monday in Chicago. Frustrated by lagging negotiations on a new bargaining agreement and concerned about the unilateral implementation of new work rules after the World Series, the Major League Baseball Players Association has chosen the All-Star break as a time to turn up the heat on team owners...
Nalbandian's only Centre Court match is the biggest (07/07/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- David Nalbandian's first appearance on Centre Court at the All England Club will be for the Wimbledon final against No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt. It's one of many firsts for the 20-year-old Argentine. No other man reached the final in his Wimbledon debut in the Open era (since 1968). No other Argentine has been this far at the tournament. And, most amazingly, Nalbandian never had played a tour-level event on grass...
Kimm wins his debut with Cubs (07/07/02)
ATLANTA -- If Don Baylor had gotten pitching like this, he might still have a job. Carlos Zambrano pitched five innings of two-hit ball and Moises Alou hit two homers as the Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 Saturday night in Bruce Kimm's first game as Chicago's interim manager...
Boston mourns loss of a legend (07/07/02)
BOSTON -- They were the heroes of the Greatest Generation: Mantle, DiMaggio, Williams. Now they're gone, and baseball fans in Boston and around the country mourn the passing of an era. "Everyone was hanging onto yesteryear through Ted," said Carlton Fisk, the former Boston Red Sox catcher whose retired number hangs next to Williams' on the facade at Fenway Park. "It's a sad day."...
Petty celebrates 65th birthday by going racing (07/07/02)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ten years after his retirement, Richard Petty is still "The King" of the race track. He walks quickly through the garage, a big cowboy hat on his head and a brash gold belt buckle touting his seven Winston Cup championships...
Serena wins sister final (07/07/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- At the trophy ceremony following the first one-family final at Wimbledon in 118 years, Venus Williams leaned over to sister Serena and whispered. "You have to curtsy," Venus said. "Did you know that?" It was the only time Saturday that there was any need to coach Serena -- now No. 1 in the world and her own home...
Blown chance- Dodgers rough up Cardinals' Isringhausen (07/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Eric Gagne slammed the door on the St. Louis Cardinals after Jason Isringhausen let another one get away. Isringhausen blew his third save in six games Saturday, opening the door for the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-2, 11-inning victory in a battle of division leaders. Gagne, who escaped a bases-loaded jam with no outs a day earlier, this time retired the top of the Cardinals' lineup in order for his major league-leading 32nd save in 34 chances...
Sorenstam moves ahead of pack in Women's Open (07/07/02)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- A shrinking list of challengers all made costly bogeys on the 18th hole, allowing Annika Sorenstam to get out of the sweltering sun with a two-stroke lead Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open. She says the tournament is far from over...
Waltrip a winner -- and happy this time (07/07/02)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Finally, a win for Michael Waltrip to savor. Waltrip, whose only other career win was marred when Dale Earnhardt died in the Daytona 500 last year, finished first again at NASCAR's most famous track Saturday night, beating Rusty Wallace in a race that finished under caution...
Bonds breaks out of his HR slump (07/07/02)
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds ended a 10-game drought with his first home run off Randy Johnson and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Saturday. J.T. Snow singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Matt Mantei (1-1) in the eighth inning after Arizona had rallied to tie it 2-all on Craig Counsell's two-out single with the bases loaded in the seventh...
A TIRED SCENE Serena vs. Venus just isn't helping the sport muc (07/07/02)
Venus and Serena. Or is it Serena and Venus? Yeah, I think it is Serena and Venus now. But either way, they dominate the game in a manner in which we are not familiar. Take the current Wimbledon championship Saturday morning. ... Another episode of All In the Williams Family, just like the U.S. Open final in September and the French Open final last month...
THE LEGEND Williams' talent transcended the generation gap (07/07/02)
A piece of America died Friday. A treasure waits to be buried. Ted Williams, the cantankerous old cuss, takes a time with him to the grave, too -- a colorful era that was, all at once, black-and-white and golden. Suddenly, and with finality, 1941 is going, going -- gone...
FanFare 7/7/02 (07/07/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • The Yankees pulled off another big deal, boosting their already stellar rotation by getting Jeff Weaver from Detroit early Saturday in a three-team trade that included Oakland. As part of the deal, the Yankees dealt pitcher Ted Lilly and two top prospects to Oakland. The Athletics sent first baseman Carlos Pena to the Tigers...
  • Area digest (07/07/02)
    Capahas win fourth game in Indiana tournament EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Tristen McDonald hit a pair of two-run home runs late in the game to seal the Capahas' 11-0 win over Beckley, W.V., in a tournament Saturday in Evansville. McDonald hit his home runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put the game away. Josh Eftink added a three-run homer in the sixth...
    'Biscuit Man' gives tips for brewing perfect coffee (07/07/02)
    CLAUDE, Texas -- James "Biscuit Man" Robinson's instructions for brewing "cowboy coffee," sometimes called camp coffee: Pour cold water into a two-gallon pot until it is half full. Add coffee grounds and place pot on grill over hot fire. Bring to a rolling boil and set aside while boiling...
    New Georgia excursion train will visit Jimmy Carter home (07/07/02)
    AMERICUS, Ga. -- A state-operated excursion train to former President Jimmy Carter's childhood home will start its run through southwest Georgia this fall. SAM Shortline -- which stands for Savannah-Americus-Montgomery, the line's historic route -- will travel from Cordele to Plains, gliding through cotton fields, pecan groves and peanut farms and over Lake Blackshear. Officials hope the project will stimulate tourism in southwest Georgia...
    Wanna be a cowboy? (07/07/02)
    CLAUDE, Texas -- Dawn breaks evenly above the plain, first white and then gold as the sun flirts with a bank of low clouds. A solitary mare and a faraway windmill punctuate the horizon. No crowded mall here. No stoplights, either, as the old Claude Highway rolls away from Amarillo. The flat landscape of the Texas Panhandle stretches beyond the eyes' ability to focus, hiding a geological wonder that plunges down instead of up...
    Tips for enjoying your own 'Cowboy Morning' (07/07/02)
  • Getting there: Roam the Texas Panhandle in your own car via Interstate 40 from the east or west, Interstate 27 from the south and U.S. 287 from the southeast or northwest. Follow Texas Highway 217 from the town of Canyon to the entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. ...
  • Ties that bind (07/07/02)
    Bond between child and parents runs deep, effects are lasting By Martha Irvine ~ The Associated PressRICHMOND, Ind. e is gone -- torn from her life by cancer when she was 15 years old. Seven years later, Connelly Stokes-Prindle still finds herself longing for her father's advice...
    Study finds more AIDS cases that resist drug mixes (07/07/02)
    BARCELONA, Spain -- More Americans are getting infected with forms of HIV that are resistant to life-extending drugs, a finding produced by a study showing that 16 percent of new cases in San Francisco are caused by a strain that resists treatment with one or more drugs...
    showcase 7/7 (07/07/02)
    FRUITLAND, Mo. astoral landscapes that look as if they could have been painted by an artist are one of the features that make the home at 297 County Road 541 near Fruitland, Mo., so attractive. Large, round bales of hay and oceans of green grass lay the backdrop for this brick and white tri-level home...
    Going from column to column (07/07/02)
    In 1950 I wrote this for my "Dawn to Dusk" column: "Picking up one of my new magazines the other day, it fell open to a page that headlined 'Let's make this the happiest fall.' Good, I thought, I'm in favor of that. Before I read the article my mind got busy with how I might make this the happiest fall. The project seemed to fall into three topic heads: Things outside the house, Things inside the house, Things inside of me...
    Ascending musical scale (07/07/02)
    STEVENSVILLE, Md. -- It was one thing for Paul Reed Smith to see the wooden electric guitars he designed in the hands of rock icon Carlos Santana. It was another to see complete strangers wearing T-shirts with his logo. But when fans started coming into his factory with tattoos of the initials "PRS," that was another level altogether...
    New service helps viewers find their shows (07/07/02)
    You've put in a hard day. Now you're ready to chill in front of the TV and watch some basket-weaving. Or maybe you've got a taste for motorcycles. Or outer space. Or Shakespeare. What are the odds you could click to a show devoted to that interest whenever you get the urge?...
    Branch carves out niche among young pop stars (07/07/02)
    FIVE QUESTIONS By Alisa Blackwood ~ The Associated Press PHOENIX -- Although there are plenty of teen-age pop stars to provide competition, Michelle Branch has carved out a niche of her own...
    Watch for shows concerning mummies, Islam, single life (07/07/02)
    Who better to provide a thoughtful look at the most highly charged issues than Bill Moyers, who examines the relationship between Islam, Middle Eastern politics and America in his PBS newsmagazine. Two special editions of "Now with Bill Moyers" air Friday (check local listings for time), both drawing on a recent seminar that gathered Muslim, Christian and Jewish scholars and journalists from seven countries and was moderated by Moyers...
    Alice Walter (07/07/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Mary Alice Walter, 78, of Scott City died on Saturday, July 6, 2002. She was born on Jan. 10, 1924 at Kelso, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and C. Alvina Lux Ressel. She married Arthur Kilhafner on Nov. 27, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1951. She married Louis A. Walter on Sept. 3, 1955 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 1992...
    Charles Cates (07/07/02)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Charles L. Cates, 67, of Cobden died on Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home. He was born on Dec. 30, 1934, at Cobden, the son of Charles Ford and Anna Elizabeth Huback Cates. He married Mu Son Kim on May 16, 1973 in South Korea. Survivors include his wife of Cobden; two daughters, Yvonne and Dorothy Cates of Anna, Ill.; three sons, Harold and Mark Cates of Atlanta and Chang Cates of Nashville, Tenn.; five brothers, Floyd Cates of Cobden, Donald Cates of Chicago, Gaylon Cates of Elwood, Ill., Ed Cates of Anna and Homer Cates of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Edna Poole of McClure, Ill., Ginny Mears of Cobden and Helen Treece of Anna; and six grandchildren.. ...
    Lena Miller (07/07/02)
    LITCHFIELD, Ill.--Lena May Miller, 85, of Litchfield, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Litchfield Health Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.
    Harold Beasley (07/07/02)
    LONGVIEW, Texas -- Harold Beasley, 77, of Longiew died Friday, July 5, 2002, at a Longview hospital. Beasley was born June 27, 1925, at Fulton, Ark. He and Alene Beasley were married for 60 years. Beasley was a sales representative, independent businessman and was retired from Tri-State Water Company in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Greggton First Baptist Church in Longview. He was ordained a Baptist deacon in Hickory Street Baptist Church in Texarkana in 1956...
    Dr. C. John Ritter (07/07/02)
    Dr. C. John Ritter, age 65, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Friends may call Sunday, July 7, between 3-8 p.m. at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau and Monday after 12:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
    Robert Grable (07/07/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Robert Dean Grable, 67, of Oak Ridge died Friday, July 5, 2002, at his home. He was born on Sept. 19, 1934, at Sikeston, Mo., the son of Romey and Grace L. Cronister Grable. He and Dona Sprutte were married on March 14, 1952, at St. Louis, Mo...
    Rauh-Johnson (07/07/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Jamie Suzanne Rauh and Chris Lee Johnson were married Feb. 25, 2002, at Sand Dollar Beach Resort in Barbados. The Rev. C.A. Darlington performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Bridgeport steel drum band. Parents of the bride are Dale and Mary Rauh of Jackson. The groom is the son of Duane and Zula Johnson of Independence, Mo...
    Lowes-Allen (07/07/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Jill Lindsay Lowes and Matthew Todd Allen exchanged vows Dec. 29, 2001, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Johnson performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist and organist was Orville Perr Jr. of Jackson, and string selections were by Trio Girardeaux. Soloist was Anne Gardner of Philadelphia, Pa., and a duet was sung by Mr. and Mrs. Jason Vance of Houston, Texas, brother-in-law and sister of the groom...
    Coomer-Harless (07/07/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Jennifer Nicole Coomer and Charles Lee Harless were married June 8, 2002, at Memorial Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Joe Hudson performed the double ring ceremony. Vocalist was Sara Rhodes, sister of the bride. Robert and Barb Coomer of Scott City are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mary Harlow of Cape Girardeau and Ronnie Kirk of Sikeston, Mo...
    Whitticre-Royle (07/07/02)
    Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church was the setting Oct. 20, 2001, for the wedding of Jennifer Lynn Whitticre and Shawn Robert Royle. The Rev. James Hogue performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Joyce Macke of Cape Girardeau. Larry and Melinda Whitticre of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Frank and Jane Honackie of Sarasota, Fla., and Thomas Royle of Orlando, Fla...
    Illers-Spooler (07/07/02)
    Julie Christine Illers and Douglas Ben Spooler were united in marriage June 8, 2002, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Marty Roth, trombonist was Rick Wieser, and soloists were Michelle Spooler, stepmother of the groom, and Tara Thomas...
    Berry-Hente (07/07/02)
    Patty Berry and Rob Hente were married June 1, 2002, at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo. The Rev. Jim Matthews performed the ceremony. Soloist was Robyn Hosp of Jackson, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gifford of Fredericktown, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hente of Cape Girardeau are parents of the groom...
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