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Stories from Thursday, July 11, 2002

St. Francis to raze new obstetrics unit, build again (07/11/02)
Less than a year after unveiling its new Family Birthplace, St. Francis Medical Center has decided to tear down the building that houses the center and build its obstetrics and neonatal intensive care units all over again in another part of the hospital...
Russian lawmakers pass landmark farmland reform (07/11/02)
MOSCOW -- Russia's upper house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday allowing sales of farmland for the first time since the czarist era, part of President Vladimir Putin's push to privatize the economy. The upper house, or Federation Council, approved the bill in a 126-14 vote with six abstentions, Interfax news agency reported. The lower house, the State Duma, passed the bill June 26 by a slimmer margin -- 258-149, with five abstentions...
Commission urges better signage at intersection (07/11/02)
Better warning is needed at the Broadway and Perryville intersection to show that the left lane must turn left, the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission said Wednesday night. The commission asked that the city begin looking into the problem where east-bound traffic narrows from four lanes to two...
Cape woman named volunteer of year (07/11/02)
Nila Wright has been named Missouri Health Care Association's District V adult volunteer of the year. The award was presented to Wright in recognition of her dedication to the residents at the Heartland Care and Rehab facility at 2525 Boutin Drive in Cape Girardeau...
Community briefs 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
Scholarship farmers market to open Sunday The Scholarship Garden will roll out its first bounty of the season Sunday in downtown Cape Girardeau. The Downtown Merchants Association Scholarship Farmers Market will welcome veggie lovers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boardman Pavilion in the parking lot in front of Hutson's Furniture Store...
Asia's mountain of debt rises (07/11/02)
TOKYO - Japan's largest retailer, Daiei, announced a half-hearted plan in 2000 to improve profitability, refocus its business lines and work down its $16.8 billion debt. Two years later, Daiei's financial condition is worse, its debt mountain remains stubbornly high and its brand name has further deteriorated...
Police investigate murder, murder-suicide in Scott City (07/11/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- An 18-year-old man has been charged today with murder in the stabbing death of a 48-year-old man, law enforcement authorities said. John Mayabb, 48, was stabbed several times in the abdomen shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday at his home at 602 East Olive. He was rushed by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later...
Congresswoman helps Girl Scouts work on new patch (07/11/02)
Girl Scout Troop 335 is off to a quick start on obtaining the latest patch to be issued by the Girls Scouts of America. "We'll be the first in the Otahkians Council to receive the 'Ms. President Patch,'" said Girl Scout leader Lynne Karnes. Members of the troop -- Brownies, Juniors and Cadet girls -- met with U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson recently to work on the new White House project patch...
Fireman's test score released after legal action (07/11/02)
It appears that a lawsuit brought against the city of Cape Girardeau and its fire chief may be avoided. Larry Galloway, a member of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, filed suit on Tuesday against the city of Cape Girardeau and fire chief Michael Lackman under the Open Records Act of Missouri. The incident involves the results of a promotion test...
One arrested in Scott City stabbing death (07/11/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Police arrested a man in a stabbing death in the 600 block of East Olive Street in Scott City Wednesday night. The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and Scott City police chief Danny Clubb said the suspect's name will be released today after the prosecutor files formal charges...
Community garden destroyed by fire (07/11/02)
Some cabbages are the only salvageable greens left after a fire investigators say was intentionally set destroyed a community garden that was intended to supplement the pantries of eight families. But the families say they won't be defeated. They're meeting at the site today to discuss vegetables that might grow late in the season, like collard greens and maybe even some tomatoes...
Electrical payback (07/11/02)
Southeast Missouri State University is steaming ahead with improvements to its power plant so it can generate its own electricity starting in August. The school hasn't generated its own electrical power for two years and only intermittently over the last two decades. During that time, it has bought most of its electrical power from Union Electric, which later became AmerenUE...
Wartime watch on the Mississippi River bridge (07/11/02)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was calling for planes, tanks, ships and billions of dollars. The year was 1942, and Roosevelt was telling the nation what it would take to win a war that was triggered by the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor...
Jackson girl cuts hair as gift to Locks of Love (07/11/02)
Emma Beel waited until the day before graduation from high school to have her hair cut. Beel, daughter of Roy and Barb Beel of Jackson, Mo., let her hair grow throughout high school. On the day before her graduation from Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau this year, she cut 13 inches of her hair off to give to the Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children with medical hair loss...
Car dealership to pay $6.5 million in 'junk fax' settlement (07/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area car dealership has agreed to pay up to $6.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its unsolicited fax advertisements barred by federal law. So-called "junk faxes" from Newbold Toyota-BMW in O'Fallon, Ill., went out to more than 33,000 businesses and homes in the 314 and 636 area codes around St. Louis from Jan. 25 to Feb. 22 of last year...
Authorities remove 86 cats from mobile home at Liberty (07/11/02)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Eighty-six cats, three dogs and a rabbit were removed from a three-bedroom mobile home by animal control officers Tuesday evening, police said. The owner of the home was taken to jail. An officer who stopped at her home to arrest her for outstanding city warrants discovered the cats, said Sgt. Jim Wright of the Liberty Police Department...
Zoo set to welcome new female elephant (07/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- People, it seems, are not the only ones who use modern methods to find that someone special. Elephants do, too. Raja, the Asian bull elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo in 1992, will welcome a new arrival, a zoo official said Wednesday. Arriving as part of a long-term breeding loan to St. Louis, the incoming elephant was recommended by the Asian Elephant Species Survival Plan, an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums conservation program...
Businessmen ordered to lecture students on corporate fraud (07/11/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the day President Bush urged a crackdown on corporate criminals, a federal judge sentenced two businessmen to lecture student groups on the evils of financial fraud. The lectures were part of the 1,000 hours of community service the men must perform, along with the five years' probation imposed on them Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright...
Bills targeting sex, computer crimes signed by Holden (07/11/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Police Chief Lynn Rowe knew something had to be done after a convicted felon kidnapped and raped two college students in his city earlier this year. Rowe got his wish Wednesday as he watched Gov. Bob Holden sign into law a package of bills aimed at increasing punishment for sex crimes...
Father, daughter dead in crash after mother's killing (07/11/02)
WATERLOO, Iowa -- An Illinois man, who was wanted for questioning in the death of his ex-wife, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter both died Wednesday after a head-on collision in eastern Iowa. The Chevrolet Blazer driven by John G. Scherer crossed the center line of the two-lane U.S. Highway 218 about 15 miles south of Waterloo, according to police in Naperville, Ill...
Cool front moves into Missouri; storms in forecast (07/11/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A cool front that made its way into Missouri on Tuesday was due to stall over southern and central sections of the state, creating the potential for some severe weather to develop. The National Weather Service said the atmosphere will be very unstable to the south and west of the cool front...
Federal judge dismisses former chancellor's suit (07/11/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A federal judge has dismissed a $4.4 million lawsuit filed against Southern Illinois University by former chancellor Jo Ann Argersinger. Argersinger, who filed the lawsuit almost two years ago in Springfield, claimed that her rights were violated when she was fired from her job at SIU's Carbondale campus in June 1999...
Woman receives record settlement in suit against city (07/11/02)
Standard Democrat ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman who lost her baby during an emergency Caesarean section the day after being released from police custody where she was held for more than 12 hours without food or water, has settled her civil rights suit against the City of Sikeston and several police officers for a record amount...
Children with genetic disorders benefit from recent legislation (07/11/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Tottering around on unsteady legs, her arms wrapped around a large green balloon, Cattarah Caringer has a contagious smile on her face and a mischievous sparkle in her eye. It's hard to believe the exuberant 15-month-old toddler has a life-threatening genetic disorder called Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency (OTC)...
Area teens to compete in national finals rodeo (07/11/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Nine area teens from the SEMO High School Rodeo Circuit have qualified for the 54th annual National High School Finals Rodeo July 22-28 at Farmington, N. M. They are: Ryan Moore of Broseley, Mo.; Larry Carter of Elsinore, Mo.; Jake Link of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Evan Burke of Charleston, Mo.; Matt Boyers of Poplar Bluff; Todd Acre of Fisk,Mo.; Brent Menz of Benton, Mo.; Ty Atchison of Jackson, Mo.; and Jeremy Hemmann of Oak Ridge, Mo...
Peach season slow but healthy after weather whiplash (07/11/02)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Peach grower Wayne "Ren" Sirles expected to fill his new, barn-style store July 1, when the season's first tangy clingstones are usually ready for picking. But the veteran grower had to wait until Monday before he had enough fruit to sell -- thanks to cold and wet spring weather that damaged trees and left orchards across the state about a week behind in their harvests, Sirles said Wednesday...
Senate OKs penalties for corporate fraud (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- A unified Senate approved harsh new penalties Wednesday for corporate fraud and document shredding, adding enforcement teeth to President Bush's plan to curb a growing wave of accounting scandals. In a series of unanimous votes, senators added the penalties to an accounting oversight bill moving toward passage against a backdrop of eroded public confidence in corporate America...
Officers round up 31 suspected of getting visas fraudulently (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities are widening their search for foreigners suspected of obtaining fraudulent U.S. visas in the Persian Gulf. Three already detained have been tentatively linked to terrorists. In a little more than two weeks, 31 who obtained the visas in Qatar have been rounded up, including the three suspects. One is a Jordanian resident of Baltimore, Ramsi al-Shannaq, who investigators believe roomed in Alexandria, Va., last summer with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers...
Iraq attack would come on shorter notice (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is capable of launching a rapid attack on Iraq by marshaling 50,000 troops at the Kuwaiti border in roughly a week, airlifting them in and bringing their tanks and heavy equipment on ships through the Strait of Hormuz...
House passes bill to permit guns for pilots (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Pilots could carry guns in the cockpit to defend their planes against terrorists under a bill the House passed overwhelmingly Wednesday despite opposition from the White House and airlines. The legislation, approved by a vote of 310-113, would allow guns for more than 70,000 pilots if they agreed to undergo training. Lawmakers stripped out provisions that would have limited the program to some 1,400 pilots, about 2 percent of those flying...
Stocks mixed, bargain hunters stave off bigger losses (07/11/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors sold blue chips again Thursday as an investigation of Bristol-Myers' books and another downgrade of General Motors further sapped the market's confidence. But afternoon bargain hunters provided some reprieve, pulling the broader market out of negative territory and allowing the Dow Jones industrials to trim an earlier loss of more than 200 points...
People talk 7/11 (07/11/02)
Van Halen, Bertinelli done after 20 years LOS ANGELES -- Guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli have announced they secretly separated nearly 10 months ago after 20 years of marriage. Bertinelli's publicist, Heidi Schaeffer, confirmed the split Tuesday, but did not say whether they plan to divorce...
Nevada's tourism industry eyes Yucca Mountain (07/11/02)
By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The slot machines never stopped in Las Vegas while the U.S. Senate was casting the crucial legislative vote designating a mountain ridge 90 miles away as the nation's nuclear waste dump. And casino executives said Wednesday that the state's lifeblood industry could continue to prosper when the trucks hauling tons of highly radioactive waste start rolling in -- as long as there aren't any accidents...
Withering heat soars across western states (07/11/02)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Withering heat sent temperatures soaring Wednesday across the West, raising wildfire fears and pushing California toward its first serious power shortage of the year. Air conditioners humming across California drained electricity reserves and prompted the state's first Stage 2 power alert of 2002. Still, regulators said they didn't expect to order the rolling blackouts that left thousands without power last year...
Burglary charges filed against former handyman for Smart family (07/11/02)
Associated Press WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Burglary and theft charges were filed Thursday against a handyman who once worked in the home of Elizabeth Smart. Police said the charges against Richard Albert Ricci are not related to the disappearance of 14-year-old Elizabeth. On June 5, the teen was taken from her bedroom at gunpoint as her younger sister watched, authorities say...
Judge orders release of Jordanian (07/11/02)
BALTIMORE -- A Jordanian who FBI officials think lived with two Sept. 11 hijackers last year will be released from federal custody and monitored electronically, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Andre Davis upheld a magistrate's ruling to free the man, whose friends and relatives had pledged $410,000 for his release. ...
Garden-variety gospel (07/11/02)
'VeggieTales' hits mainstream with big-screen release From staff and wire reportsThe star is an asparagus. His buddies include a tomato and a cucumber. And they're featured in a movie based on the biblical tale of Jonah, the guy who got swallowed by a whale...
Officials - Climate change forecasts may take five years (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration told Congress Wednesday it needs up to five years to develop scientific forecasts before deciding how best to address global warming. House Science Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and other members of his committee praised the competence of administration officials but expressed dissatisfaction with what they described as limited information being provided about the White House's climate change policies. ...
House panel OKs rules to protect species in peril (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- A House committee voted Wednesday to approve a Republican bill requiring scientists from outside government to review new federal designations of endangered species. Republicans on the House Resources Committee were joined by one Democrat, Rep. Calvin Dooley of California, in approving the revision to the Endangered Species Act by a 21-18 vote...
WorldCom inquiry based in NY (07/11/02)
NEW YORK -- The U.S. attorney in Jackson, Miss., won't be investigating WorldCom Inc. because he owns stock in the struggling long-distance company, the Justice Department said late Wednesday. Department spokesman Bryan Sierra said the probe is being coordinated by U.S. Attorney James B. Comey in New York instead of U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton in Jackson. WorldCom's headquarters is in Clinton, near Jackson...
Short-term estrogen said still valuable treatment (07/11/02)
BOSTON -- A year or two on hormones may still make sense for millions of women beset with hot flashes and other miseries of menopause, despite worrisome new findings about long-term use of the pills. Even though soy foods or simply avoiding caffeine may help some women, many rely on the estrogen-progestin combination to make menopausal life bearable by easing hot flashes, night sweats and sleeplessness...
Study - Common knee surgery doesn't work (07/11/02)
A type of knee surgery performed on more than 300,000 Americans each year to ease arthritis pain is worthless and perhaps even harmful, government researchers say. The study looked at arthroscopic knee surgery for osteoarthritis, the painful, worsening, wear and tear on joints that affects 12 percent of senior citizens. The operation is done to clear out debris or repair damaged cartilage...
Four swimmers missing after rescue (07/11/02)
HURON, Ohio -- Four men are believed to have drowned Wednesday after they waded into 5-foot waves crashing on a Lake Erie beach to help a swimmer struggling to stay afloat, a fire official said. Firefighters rescued the woman. The Coast Guard and dive teams searched for the men, believed to be between 18 and 30 years old, for several hours after they were reported missing off Nickel Plate beach...
National briefs 7/11 (07/11/02)
Drug for depression may also fight obesity LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A drug used to quit smoking and treat depression helps obese people lose weight and keep it off, researchers say. The drug, bupropion SR, is sold as Wellbutrin for depression and Zyban for nicotine addiction. ...
House bill would improve visa screening (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Applications for visas that let millions of foreigners enter the United States each year would be screened for terrorist threats by the Homeland Security Department under legislation approved Wednesday by two House committees. The actions by the Judiciary and International Relations committees blocked an effort by several high-ranking lawmakers to strip the visa program from the State Department, which oversaw issuance of visas to 12 of the 19 terrorists involved in the Sept. ...
Small companies show security wares at Capitol Hill (07/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's entrepreneurs, clamoring for their share of Homeland Security business, got a chance to show off their wares Wednesday on Capitol Hill. "They talked about $220 billion and 23 percent of it being earmarked for small business, but I don't think a lot of it's trickled down yet," said Bob Crazythunder, an executive with RVSI Acuity CiMatrix...
Terrorists won't return to hideouts, says general (07/11/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. commander in Afghanistan said that al-Qaida fighters who fled to Pakistan will not be able to return to their mountain hideouts in Afghanistan, despite an end to border searches by British Royal Marines. "We will keep them from regrouping ... to launch a significant attack against the people of the free world," said Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill, commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan...
Israeli soldier shot near Egypt's border (07/11/02)
MIDEAST CONFLICT By Greg Myre ~ The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Palestinian gunmen fired on Israeli troops searching for smuggling tunnels Wednesday along the sandy border with Egypt, killing an army lieutenant -- the first Israeli to die in the past 20 days of the Mideast conflict...
Pearl trial ends with demand for death (07/11/02)
HYDERABAD, Pakistan -- The trial of four Islamic militants accused of the kidnap-slaying of American reporter Daniel Pearl ended Wednesday with prosecutors demanding the death penalty and the defense urging the judge not to succumb to U.S. pressure...
Pro-hunting campaigners saddle up in streets of London (07/11/02)
CHASING FOXES The Associated Press LONDON -- Dressed in traditional jackets and breeches, pro-fox hunting supporters saddled up and rode through the streets of London on Wednesday to protest what they see as a government attempt to ban the sport...
Wal-Mart to shut down two stores in Germany (07/11/02)
RETAILING IN EUROPE By Tony Czuczka ~ The Associated Press BERLIN -- Wal-Mart said Wednesday it plans to close two stores in Germany, but insisted it remains committed to expansion in Europe's biggest -- and perhaps toughest -- retail market...
Britain seeks to relax laws on marijuana (07/11/02)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's government moved Wednesday to relax its laws on marijuana, stopping short of legalization but guaranteeing most users will get off with just a warning while police focus their enforcement efforts on harder drugs...
Former Yugoslav president taken by force to testify at tribunal (07/11/02)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Former Yugoslav President Zoran Lilic was detained Thursday and flown to the Netherlands, to testify in the U.N. war crimes trial of his successor, Slobodan Milosevic, Lilic's lawyer said. Lilic served as figurehead president of Yugoslavia from 1993 until 1997, which Milosevic, his political patron, took over as president...
Booster club turns light on Jackson High program (07/11/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson High School's girls soccer team had its best season in school history last year, winning its first ever district championship. And it looks like the future of soccer at Jackson High School will get brighter. The school's booster club has raised the needed funds to light up the school's soccer field, beginning with the upcoming season. ...
Indians' new schedule puts emphasis on Saturday nights (07/11/02)
The Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball team will try to do its part to spice up Saturday nights this winter. The school announced its 2002-03 schedule Wednesday, unveiling several intriguing Saturday matchups at the Show Me Center. Near the top of the list are home games against a pair of regional rivals, Southern Illinois on Dec. 7 and Southwest Missouri State on Dec. 21...
Drivers look for solution to restrictor-plate pileups (07/11/02)
The Associated Press Bobby Labonte looked over his torn-up race car and shook his head in disgust: Three restrictor-plate races this season, three big wrecks. When he finally walked out the gate at Daytona International Speedway, part of Labonte wanted to stay away forever...
Investigators search Iverson's house to look for gun (07/11/02)
Associated Press WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searched Allen Iverson's mansion and his uncle's home Thursday as they investigated accusations the NBA star forced his way into a cousin's apartment with a gun. About 10 police investigators went to Iverson's suburban house, looking for "handguns, phones, telephone records, auto repairs, photographs," court documents showed...
The week ahead in golf for July 31 (07/11/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • 63rd Invitational Tournament, Charleston Country Club, Saturday and Sunday. Mixed pairs scramble, Hiddren Trails Country Club, Dexter, Saturday and Sunday. Three-man scramble, Bent Creek Golf Course, Jackson, Saturday and Sunday. Mixed scramble, Canyon Club, Piedmont, Saturday and Sunday.PGA...
  • Selig vows changes after All-Star shame (07/11/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig vowed Wednesday to make changes to the All-Star game to avoid ties, but he said expanding the rosters isn't the answer. Selig said the sport needs to return to its past, when managers didn't feel pressured into using every player...
    Want a real battle?It can be done (07/11/02)
    PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The Battle at Bighorn becomes the Battle at The Bridges next year. The prime-time TV exhibition featuring Tiger Woods and fill-in-the-blank is moving from the desert to the coast north of San Diego. That was easy enough. The real challenge is finding a new collection of players to keep it interesting...
    Testaverde's thumb injury gives Jets a scare during camp (07/11/02)
    The New York Jets got a scare Tuesday when quarterback Vinny Testaverde banged his right thumb on a teammate's helmet and had to leave morning practice. Testaverde, however, said there was no major damage. He said he would miss a few days as a precaution although he could be held out of practice longer...
    The week in motorsports (07/11/02)
    LOCAL EVENTS
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure street, cruiser classes, Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Trophy, super pro, pro and ET divisions, Sikeston (Mo.) Drag Strip, 5 p.m. Saturday. Sprint, modified, pure street, cruiser classes, Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, 7 p.m. Saturday...
  • Martinez looks for consistency in second half (07/11/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Now that he's finally exited the .220 range, Tino Martinez is looking forward to more typical production in the second half. The St. Louis Cardinals' new first baseman was less than thrilled with his pre-All-Star break production, even though a surge in the final homestand left him at .248 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs. Early in the season, he was looking like a free agent bust...
    Midsummer Classic sheds light on game's dilemma (07/11/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- It was supposed to be Bud Selig's shining moment, but the 73rd All-Star Game somehow became another blemish on baseball's already tarnished image. How could Milwaukee's Midsummer Classic end late Tuesday night with hundreds of angry fans chanting for the baseball commissioner to resign and millions more around the country wondering how baseball could go this wrong?...
    These 'dream teams' could dominate Winston Cup (07/11/02)
    Winston Cup racing's silly season is well under way, so I thought I'd join the party. Drivers, crew chiefs and car owners already have begun the often chaotic process of deciding their allegiances for 2003. But those most intimately involved often suffer from tunnel vision -- they work with the same people day in and day out -- and sometimes a driver's decision to switch rides or an owner's choice of Driver A over Driver B appears shortsighted...
    Area sports digest 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Junior Legion District Tournament opens today Four area junior legion baseball teams open their quest tonight for a sectional berth when the Junior Legion District 14 Tournament begins play at Jackson Legion Field. Double-elimination district play opens when second-seed Sikeston, the defending champion, takes on third-seed Cape Girardeau Best Mortgage at 5 p.m. Top-seed Jackson and fourth-seed Dunklin Co. follow at 8...
    FanFare 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Briefly Baseball
  • The Mariners placed right-handed pitcher Rafael Soriano on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained right shoulder. The Mariners recalled left-hander Mark Watson from Triple-A Tacoma to take Soriano's place on the roster...
  • Get outdoors for exercise (07/11/02)
    Giving your workout routine some breathing room. By Beth Cooney ~ The Stamford Advocate STAMFORD, Conn. Don't be surprised, after a winter of sprinting through five-mile runs on the gym treadmill, if you find yourself panting after two miles jogging outside...
    Fit to Print team updates (07/11/02)
    The Fit to Print team earned 879 points for the week, for an 87.9 average per person. Our competitor, St. Andrew's Fit for Eternity team, is running close behind with 810 points last week and a per person average of 90. Cape Public Library's Bookin' Team earned 377 points for an average of 53.85 points...
    Tips on taking your workout outside (07/11/02)
  • Add strength training to your workout to boost your metabolism and shed that extra winter weight. Bonus: It will enhance your speed outside. Enjoy the proven benefits of cross-training by adding something new to your routine. Some things to try: in-line skating, tennis lessons, swimming or a combination of jogging and walking...
  • Health calendar 7/11 (07/11/02)
    Today Blood pressure screening at 10 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. La Leche League Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. Breast cancer support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the lobby at the Regional Cancer Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Share your success story (07/11/02)
    Have you been working out in an effort to get fit? What's your secret for motivation? Share your fitness tips with our readers.
  • Call: Features editor Laura Johnston at 335-6611, ext. 126.
  • Write to: Laura Johnston, Southeast Missourian, P.O. Box 699, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63702...
  • Too much of nature this week (07/11/02)
    "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in." -- "American Beauty" July 11, 2002 Dear Pat, Life and death share the same breath in the world DC and I have immersed ourselves in this summer....
    Eleanor Story (07/11/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eleanor Story, 75, of Sikeston died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Sikeston, daughter of Dr. Thomas C. and Virginia Hetherington McClure. She married George Garrison Story, who died July 22, 1998...
    Anna Lohman (07/11/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Anna Dean Lohman, 81, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Mildred Jones (07/11/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mildred N. Jones, 92, of Crump, Mo. died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Dorothy Everly (07/11/02)
    BELL CITY, Mo. -- Dorothy P. Everly, 72, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Bell City, died Friday, June 21, 2002, in Houston. She was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Bell City, daughter of Walter and Della Thompson Arnold. She married John Everly. Survivors include her husband; a son, James Everly of North Hollywood, Calif.; a daughter, Kathy Soule of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Kay Strobel and Betty Livingston of Bell City; and two grandchildren...
    Virginia McCullough (07/11/02)
    Virginia Dee McCullough, 77, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Mike Huffman will officiate. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
    John Friedel (07/11/02)
    John L. Friedel, 69, of Kampsville, Ill., died Monday, July 8, 2002, at his home. He was born July 2, 1933, in Golden Eagle, Ill., son of Paul H. and Eileen M. Arnold Friedel. He and Helen B. Brangenberg were married Aug. 25, 1956, in Kampsville. Mr. Friedel retired as a construction superintendent with Local 73 Carpenters Union in St. Louis...
    Hazel Thornton (07/11/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Hazel L. Thornton, 91, of Chaffee, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Vyron Yount officiating...
    Clola Wills (07/11/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Clola Mae Wills, 84, of Oak Ridge died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. She was born April 13, 1918, in the Caney Fork community near Oak Ridge, daughter of Tony Otis and Julia Matilda Moore. She and Adrian M. Wills were married Aug. 8, 1939, at Fredericktown, Mo. He died Dec. 6, 1983...
    Lila Beeson (07/11/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Lila Mae Beeson, 77, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002. She was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Clarence Cecil and Lorene Grace Reed Sutton. She and Cecil Beeson were married Feb. 25, 1940, near Doniphan, Mo. Beeson was a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Barnes Ridge Baptist Church...
    Effie Statler (07/11/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Effie M. Statler, 96, of Perryville died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 3, 1905, at Lixville, Mo., daughter of Louis and Rosetta Barks Lix. She and Oscar Statler were married April 8, 1928. He died April 27, 1989...
    Geneva Burgess (07/11/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Geneva L. Burgess, 71, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, in Crowder, Mo., daughter of Ed and Bertha Jones McCormick. She married Abraham Lincoln Burgess Sr., who died in March 1977...
    Births 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Williams Daughter to Bruce and Julie Williams of San Antonio, Texas, Northeast Hospital in San Antonio, 8:47 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002. Name, Sierra Myra Rose. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Williams is the former Julie Drury, daughter of Robert Drury of Cape Girardeau, and the late Ann Drury. Williams is the son of Banks and Dorothy Williams of Montgomery, Texas. He is manager of Posada Car Rental...
    Cape fire report 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, July 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 3:23 p.m. to a grass fire at Willow and Ranney. At 7:13 p.m. to a medical assist at Arena Park. At 7:47 p.m. to a fire alarm sounding at Towers East third floor...
    Cape police report 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, July 11 ArrestsJason Allen Nix, 26, 224 S. Ellis Apt. 1, was arrested Tuesday on a city of Cape warrant for failure to appear. James Allen Welsh, 18, 1927 N. Kingshighway Apt. 58, was arrested Tuesday on a Capias warrant for probation violation...
    Drivers injured in area wrecks (07/11/02)
    A Scott City woman was seriously injured Wednesday in an accident just south of Scott City. Deborah Koch, 26, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 4:20 p.m. accident on Route N that occurred five miles south of Scott City. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Koch lost control on wet pavement when rounding a curve. The vehicle ran off the road, overturning and ejecting her...
    Out of the past 7/11/02 (07/11/02)
    10 years ago: July 11, 1992 Meeting for its annual retreat to develop long-range plan for school district, Cape Girardeau Board of Education says, "Let's build"; board members hope to build new facilities and also hope to build student, staff and community pride and ownership in school system; in addition to new facilities, board wants sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade middle school, air-conditioned facilities throughout district, and school district boundaries that match city limits...
    Local union sees jobs in power plant (07/11/02)
    In the July issue of the local Craftsman International Union newsletter, founder and president FRED "Nook" KELLEY makes a pitch for the KINDER MORGAN Power Co. plant which "has a potential of providing an opportunity for 500-plus jobs for our area in the form of construction employees and support services."...
    Clear decision opens voucher possibilities (07/11/02)
    The U. S. Supreme Court's ruling in Zelman vs. Harris-Simmons, delivered last month, laid to rest the argument over the constitutionality of school vouchers. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, writing for the majority, rejected the opponents' contention -- trumpeted so loudly against this promising reform -- that vouchers violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The establishment clause is that part that forbids government from establishing a state religion...
    More money -- but don't plan to spend it (07/11/02)
    Uncertainty in state funding for local school districts has local officials at Jackson and other districts doing some careful planning these days. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials in Jefferson City have warned local officials to be careful in counting on state funds, what with uncertainties in the flow of state revenue these days...
    Republicans - No compromise on cloning issue (07/11/02)
    To the editor: Senate majority leader Tom Daschle continues to use his position to stalemate Republican bills and nominations. He is completely out of touch with what citizens want. Why would he go against the wishes of the majority of citizens on such important issues as human cloning?...
    Speak Out A 07/11/02 (07/11/02)
    Decent movies I AGREE with the young woman who wrote about TV and what bothers her. What bothers her is the same thing that bothers me. There was two very good movies put out last year. One was "American Outlaws." Being a Missourian, I think it's a wonderful tale of Jesse James and how he came to be a bank robber. ...
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