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Stories from Sunday, July 28, 2002

Newspaper plans multimillion-dollar investment for new press (07/28/02)
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT By Callie Chitwood ~ Southeast Missourian The Southeast Missourian will build an addition for a new press at its production plant on William Street and is scheduled to install the new press by the end of the year, officials of Rust Communications Inc. have announced. The total project will cost $3 million...
Cape boy competes in All-American Soap Box Derby (07/28/02)
He didn't make it out of the first round at Saturday's 65th All-American Soap Box Derby, but Nick Austin of Cape Gir-ardeau was virtually unfazed. "I just had a good time," he said. "I went there because I wanted to win, but if I didn't, that was OK, too."...
Iraqi Leaders Invited to Meet with State, Defense Departments (07/28/02)
The Bush administration has invited key leaders of the Iraqi opposition for a meeting next month with senior officials from the State and Defense Departments in a bid to end sniping between rival Iraqi opposition groups and within the administration over the campaign to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, officials said Friday...
Evangelical leaders push Mideast policy (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON - A group of prominent evangelical Christians, challenging the view that their community is solidly behind the Bush administration's Middle East policy, has urged President Bush to adopt an evenhanded stance affirming "the valid interests" of both Palestinians and Israelis...
D.C. mayor gets ousted from ballot for signatures (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Mayor Anthony Williams is considering how he can get around a decision by the District of Columbia's elections board to deny him a spot on the Democratic primary ballot. A spokeswoman for the mayor, Ann Walker Marchant, said she expected no decision Saturday on what Williams' next step would be in his effort to run for re-election. She said the mayor was meeting with advisers, but "there's no deadline" for making a decision...
Cape man's idea saves land from erosion (07/28/02)
Lester Goodin of Cape Girardeau recently received an award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for coming up with a more natural way of keeping the Mississippi River from changing its course and eroding land. The project has come to be known as the Thompson Bend Soil Management Conservation project...
Sticking with it Everyone finds their niche at Leopold's annual (07/28/02)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Every year since 1954, just out of the Korean War, Stan Thiele has helped fix homemade vanilla ice cream. Saturday was no different. Fifty cents for one scoop. A dollar for two. Nowadays, Thiele and his crew of three or four gray-haired men use the motorized ice cream makers instead of the hand-cranking ones...
Candidate information for county primary election (07/28/02)
CONTESTED RACES There are six contested races on the Aug. 6 Republican primary ballot in Cape Girardeau County. There are no local contested races on the Democratic ticket. Here's a brief look at the contested races and the views of the GOP candidates...
Radioactive roadtrip (07/28/02)
With Nevada's Yucca Mountain named the official repository for nuclear waste, transportation safety becomes a hot issue.By Scott Moyers and Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Yucca Mountain is a long way from Southeast Missouri, but a government plan to send high-level nuclear waste there using America's roadways and railways would make Missouri a crossroads for thousands of shipments of the highly radioactive material...
Primary ballot likely to draw larger turnout of area voters (07/28/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Democratic voters who go to the polls on Aug. 6 in Cape Girardeau County will find it's no contest unless they vote for Republicans. That's because all six locally contested races in the primary election are on the Republican ballot. ...
Fifteen give task force input on city finances and budget (07/28/02)
Associated Press/George Nikitin Patrick Zdunich, an aerospace engineer from the University of Tornonto, watched a robot fly that is being developed jointly with the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. The project is among a handful aiming to engineer devices that can soar, dart and hover on gossamer wings that flap with a rhythm and precision otherwise found only in nature. By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian...
Russia plans more nuclear aid to Iran (07/28/02)
Los Angeles Times MOSCOW -- Despite opposition from the United States, Russia is seeking to increase cooperation with Iran, releasing plans Friday to build a new nuclear power plant in the western part of that country. A draft of a 10-year program of cooperation with Iran, which was approved by the Russian government, spelled out Russia's determination to build a nuclear plant at Ahvaz and a second plant at Bushehr...
Suspect accused in abduction, slaying (07/28/02)
VALLEY PARK, Mo. -- A transient was accused Saturday of abducting, trying to rape and ultimately slaying a 6-year-old girl he allegedly took from her father's home in this St. Louis suburb. St. Louis County warrants charge Johnny A. Johnson, 24, of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, kidnapping and attempted forcible rape in Friday's killing of Cassandra "Casey" Williamson, who vanished from the home where Johnson also had spent the night...
Teachers in Cairo reach tentative deal (07/28/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- After months of negotiations, Cairo teachers say they have reached a tentative four-year agreement with Unit District 1 School Board. "We are happy this is over and do not anticipate any problems getting it ratified," said Ron Newell, president of the Cairo Association of Teachers. "This deal is a compromise that involves the board's giving more than it wanted and the teachers not getting everything we asked for."...
Two found dead in murder-suicide (07/28/02)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A home health care nurse was found shot to death Friday in Joplin, and her estranged husband was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later, police said. The deaths were being investigated as a murder-suicide...
MU president on board being sued by investors (07/28/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A bankrupt New York clothing firm whose board of directors includes University of Missouri president Manuel Pacheco has been sued for allegedly misleading investors about profit margins. Warnaco Group Inc., a New York-based clothing manufacturer whose products are sold under such brands as Calvin Klein, Speedo and Chaps, sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2001. ...
Prosecutor- DNA tests free man serving life sentence (07/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- DNA testing on evidence long believed to have been destroyed exonerates a "horribly wronged" man who has spent nearly 18 years in prison in the sexual attack of a female college student, a prosecutor said Saturday. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said that as early as next week she could file court papers to free 47-year-old Larry Johnson, imprisoned since being sentenced in September 1984 to life plus 30 years for rape, sodomy, kidnapping and robbery...
Illinois man sues attorney representing bombing victims (07/28/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Illinois man has sued a St. Louis attorney who was helping Oklahoma City bombing victims become eligible for a victims compensation fund being set up in Congress. Jim Helenthal accused Charles E. Polk Jr. of persuading him to invest nearly $500,000 to sign up those who wanted to pursue a class action lawsuit or federal legislation granting them access to money set aside after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Mother, two children drown in pond (07/28/02)
HUNTSVILLE, Mo. -- A woman and her daughter drowned Friday after they went into a farm pond to try and save the woman's son. The boy also drowned. None of the three victims could swim, said Randolph County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Nichols. Nichols said when the boy, Thaddeus Christner, 8, went into the farm pond, his 10-year-old sister, Phebe, jumped in to try and help him...
Carbondale council OKs proposed settlement on skewed census fig (07/28/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The city council has taken a step toward settling a dispute with nearby Murphysboro over an undercount in the 2000 census. Councilors approved a settlement Friday in which Murphysboro and the state would pitch in to pay Carbondale $420,198.74 in lost state payments based on population...
St. Louis man dives off boat, drowns (07/28/02)
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis man drowned Friday when he dove off a boat in Table Rock Lake while it was moving, the Missouri State Water Patrol said. Troy Barnhart, 27, died in the accident near the Joe Bald Access in Stone County, which is south of Springfield. The patrol said the boat he was riding in with three other people was traveling about 35 mph when he dove off the side and didn't resurface...
Army fights soldiers' domestic violence (07/28/02)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A soldier's life is filled with challenges and difficulties, from basic training to the battleground. But it's rare that those stresses have the deadly consequences that have shaken the Army at Fort Bragg. Since June 11, two Fort Bragg soldiers have killed their wives and themselves. Two other soldiers are charged with murdering their wives...
Pufferfish helps sort out 'junk' DNA (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Sequencing the genes of the pufferfish is yielding clues to the more complex human genetic makeup. While pufferfish, or fugu, is a delicacy in Japan, it has interested scientists because it has the smallest genome of any vertebrate. In sequencing its genome, researchers at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., discovered that the pufferfish has about the same number of genes as humans, but without most of the repetitive so-called "junk" DNA that fills out the human genome.. ...
May-Guth (07/28/02)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Tipsy the tortoise is back on his feet. About a year after his handlers at Roger Williams Park Zoo noticed he had a bum left front leg, the 21-year-old year-old radiated tortoise has finished his rounds of physical therapy and is back munching on plants and scoping out the females in his pen...
Academy of Sciences to hold summit on limiting scientific publi (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Concerned that researchers may be publishing information that might be useful to terrorists, the National Academy of Sciences is planning a meeting to discuss whether researchers should withhold some information from publications. Ronald Atlas, president of the American Society for Microbiology, proposed the meeting in a letter to Academy president Bruce Alberts...
House approves Bush-backed trade deal by three-vote margin (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- The House on Saturday narrowly endorsed a major trade bill that President Bush says could be a key to American supremacy in the world economy and restored vibrancy for American businesses. America has fallen behind as a trade leader, said Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., the chief sponsor of the bill. "It is time to pass legislation to get us back in the game."...
Army base could get more work from security agency (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- The new homeland security agency taking shape in Congress could create a bigger role for Fort Leonard Wood, the Army base in Missouri's Ozarks. The post is the home of the U.S. Chemical School, the nation's primary training facility for handling terrorist threats. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, several Missouri lawmakers included Fort Leonard Wood in their ideas for improving how the United States prepares for the possibility of another attack...
Congress makes progress on election-year issues (07/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Eyes squarely on the fall election, Congress crammed as much as possible into its most productive work week of the year before rushing out to campaign for control of the House and Senate next year. Lawmakers pushed through as many key election issues as possible as the House started its summer recess, with the Senate staying in session one more week. Then Congress will resume its work in September after Labor Day...
Astronomer says threat from asteroid 'minimal' (07/28/02)
A large and newly sighted asteroid is reported to be on a potential collision course with Earth in 2019. Astronomers said last week, those observations are scary but not necessarily accurate. For now they're watching and waiting. The existence of the asteroid was reported by the British Broadcasting Corp. ...
Trapped miners rescued to end three-day ordeal (07/28/02)
SOMERSET, Pa. -- Nine coal miners were found alive Saturday night after rescuers spent an agonizing three days drilling through 240 feet of earth to save them from a cramped and flooded mine shaft, Gov. Mark Schweiker said. Schweiker appeared before reporters and raised his hands over his head...
Aerodynamic elegance Tiny flying robots the future of espionage (07/28/02)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Understanding the aerodynamics that allow insects and hummingbirds to fly is the key to an invention that researchers hope will create a little buzz and a lot of flap. Biologists and technologists at the University of California, Berkeley have spent the past four years developing a tiny robot, called the Micromechanical Flying Insect, that they say will one day fly like a fly...
Thousands view lava as Hawaii volcano erupts (07/28/02)
HONOLULU -- Glowing lava set trees afire and oozed into the ocean before dawn Saturday as thousands of spectators braved Kilauea Volcano's scalding spray to witness the spectacle. It is the most dangerous display of volcanic activity from Kilauea since 1995. Since the flow began May 12, the lava has triggered one major fire, burning more than 3,600 acres...
Bad beef (07/28/02)
Last week's recall of 19 million pounds of hamburger exposed major weaknesses in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspection program, according to politicians and consumer groups, who are now seeking reform of federal meat inspection regulations...
Florida voting officials hoping to avoid repeat of 2000 electio (07/28/02)
SUNRISE, Fla. -- To Miriam Oliphant, the keys to life and elections are the same: preparation and organization. These days the Broward County election supervisor is all about details -- 60 classes a week for county poll workers, an inventory of iVotronic voting machines stacked in a warehouse, even blue aprons for precinct clerks that will hold the all-important card key needed to operate the machines...
World briefs 7/28 10A (07/28/02)
Iraqi leaders to meet with senior U.S. officials The Bush administration has invited key leaders of the Iraqi opposition for a meeting next month with senior officials from the State and Defense Departments in a bid to end sniping between rival Iraqi opposition groups and within the administration over the campaign to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, officials said Friday...
U.S. apologizes to South Korea for girls' deaths (07/28/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The American military said it was deeply sorry for the deaths of two teen-age girls struck by a U.S. armored vehicle in South Korea, but anti-U.S. demonstrators said Saturday the apology was not sincere. The military also defended its decision to prosecute the two soldiers involved in the June 13 accident under military law on charges of negligent homicide, rather than hand them over to South Korean authorities for trial...
Ambush injures 5 U.S. soldiers (07/28/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Five American soldiers were injured and two Afghan militiamen were killed Saturday in a 4 1/2-hour gun battle in eastern Afghanistan during a search for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters believed holed up in the lawless region. At least three of those who opened fire on the U.S. and Afghan troops from a mud-brick compound also were killed, said Col. Roger King, military spokesman at Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan. One attacker was wounded and is now in U.S. custody...
Bleak camp awaits flood of Afghan refugees (07/28/02)
ZHARE DASHT, Afghanistan -- Clouds of ochre dust swirled around U.N. officials as they surveyed a barren, sunbaked expanse where thousands of Afghan refugees are expected to live as soon as next week. "This place is a surprise," Olara Otunnu, the U.N. envoy for children in conflict, said of the wretched site built by aid workers under duress to hold refugees who are shunned by Pakistan and unwelcome in many Afghan villages...
Seven killed in Kashmir violence as Powell arrives (07/28/02)
SRINAGAR, India -- As Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in India to urge restraint and dialogue, seven people were killed in attacks in disputed Kashmir Saturday and Pakistani guns shelled Indian positions along the cease-fire line. No one was killed in the Pakistani shelling, the heaviest in weeks...
Arrests shed light on Israelis who sell weapons to their enemi (07/28/02)
JERUSALEM -- The arrests of 10 Israeli men on suspicion of selling 50,000 stolen bullets to Palestinian militants has put the spotlight on a long-running furtive trade that helped arm the Palestinians both before and during their current uprising. Despite the deep-rooted bitterness of the Mideast conflict, some Israelis, apparently motivated by the prospect of quick money, are funneling weapons and ammunition to the Palestinians with the knowledge they may be used against Israeli citizens...
Ukraine air show crash leaves at least 78 dead (07/28/02)
LVIV, Ukraine -- A fighter jet clipped the ground and sheared through a crowd of spectators Saturday at an air show in western Ukraine before exploding in a ball of fire, killing at least 78 people and injuring 138 in the deadliest air show accident in memory...
Islamic court bans opposition party, orders 33 jailed (07/28/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A hard-line Islamic court banned the leading opposition party Saturday and ordered 33 leaders jailed for as long as 10 years each. The court said Freedom Movement leaders acted against national security with the intention of "overthrowing the establishment."...
Wood boosts Cubs at Busch (07/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Simontacchi got flustered after the umpires issued a warning about pitching inside. Kerry Wood barely noticed. Wood allowed one unearned run in six innings and Moises Alou had three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday...
Bruce makes it just in time for start of Rams' preseason work (07/28/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Isaac Bruce, who showed up at training camp two hours after the St. Louis Rams' initial team meeting, would rather not be there at all. "If it was up to me, I wouldn't come," the four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver said Saturday after the first of two opening-day workouts. "It's not up to me, so I come."...
Armstrong primed to repeat going into final day (07/28/02)
MACON, France -- Lance Armstrong wasn't satisfied. Sure, he entered Saturday's time trial with a hefty overall lead in the Tour de France and little doubt that he'll win a fourth straight title. Sure, he's already shown he's a time-trial star. Still, Armstrong went out and dominated dozens of top cyclists yet again, winning the 19th stage easily and adding nearly 2 minutes to his advantage in the overall standings...
Elliott tries to set Pocono record with a victory today (07/28/02)
LONG POND, Pa.-- Bill Elliott knows the value of a fast lap, and hopes to parlay his latest into a record-setting victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway. "In any race as competitive as all these cars are, it's important to start up front," Elliott said...
Gamez closer to ending PGA dry spell (07/28/02)
SILVIS, Ill. -- Robert Gamez, winless since taking two events in 1990 in his first two months on the PGA Tour, shot a 5-under 66 for a share of the third-round lead Saturday in the John Deere Classic. J.P. Hayes, the second-round co-leader after a course-record 61, had a 67 to match Gamez at 18-under 195 on the TPC at Deere Run...
Top picks sign; Leaf's exit surprises Holmgren (07/28/02)
Three first-round picks agreed to deals Saturday as tackle Mike Williams signed with the Bills, running back William Green signed with the Browns and defensive end Dwight Freeney signed with the Colts. Williams, the fourth player taken in the draft, is scheduled to join the team Sunday for the Bills' first full-squad training camp session...
The Wizard dazzled us in trip to Cooperstown (07/28/02)
By Ross Newhan It is uncertain whether Ozzie Smith will somersault across the Cooperstown stage today and directly into the Hall of Fame. The Wizard of Oz, at 47, may not be able to generate the acrobatics that characterized his highlight-reel performances as one of the greatest fielding shortstops of all time and enabled him, said Jack Clark, the Dodger hitting coach and a Smith teammate with the St. Louis Cardinals, to "demoralize" the opposition with his glove alone...
Canadian pitcher will highlight week for local league (07/28/02)
By Marty Mishow Area fast-pitch softball enthusiasts -- of which there are many of all ages -- are in for a special treat this week. Darren Zack, a Canadian who is regarded as one of the world's premier pitchers, will ply his trade in Kelso, Mo., Monday and Tuesday during regular play of the SEMO Fast-Pitch Softball League. Zack will take the mound at 7 p.m. both days...
Sunday's area digest (07/28/02)
Capahas suffer 5-4 setback at Valmeyer VALMEYER, Ill. -- The Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas lost to Valmeyer (Ill.) 5-4 Saturday in their final regular-season game. The Capahas (27-9) will play the Austin (Texas) Gold Sox at 1 p.m. Monday in the first round of the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan...
Sunday's FanSpeak (07/28/02)
How to make champs THIS IS to the super series 13-year-old group that went to Oklahoma this year. Whether you're a swimmer or even a baseball player, the finish line is about much more than being the best. It's about setting goals and seeing them through. That's why determination, drive and practice are what true champions are made of...
Sunday's FanFare (07/28/02)
Briefly Tennis
  • With her booming serve falling perfectly, top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered unseeded Lisa Raymond 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic. She will play for the title today against the winner of Saturday's evening match between Lindsay Davenport and Kim Clijsters...
  • Regional rules of dress are all over map (07/28/02)
    NEW YORK -- "Black tie," a seemingly self-explanatory dress code, might have a different definition depending on where you live. In Los Angeles, the cues come from the red carpet, where originality counts; in Dallas, the bigger the ballgown the better, especially when worn with jewels and stones. And in New York, women, who always check first to see what their friends are wearing, usually end up in something understated...
    Teenager says labels are for clothes, not people (07/28/02)
    NEW YORK -- Labels are flat, they have no depth and there is no room for more than one or two not-so-helpful words. Yet these tools are not only used to describe clothes but also to put people in equally shallow categories. Teenagers are particularly tempted to label their peers, says Aisha Muharrar, this year's valedictorian at Bay Shore High School on New York's Long Island...
    Single use cameras fun at wedding (07/28/02)
    Brides and grooms pay big bucks for official wedding photographs. And rightly so. Professional photographers use their expertise, in photographic technique and in working with people, to get great shots -- indoors and outdoors. But official wedding photographers are not the only ones who can get pictures at weddings. ...
    The Current and Jacks Fork rivers flow quickly -- and coolly -- (07/28/02)
    There's nothing more relaxing and restful than a lazy afternoon spent in the summer sun beside a lake or river. And there's hardly a better place to relax than on the rivers in the Missouri Ozarks. Currents can be strong, particularly after a heavy rain, but the clear water and natural beauty is spectacular nearly any time of the year...
    Seeking peace in Sedona (07/28/02)
    SEDONA, Ariz. -- Emir Bjelajac's skin was raw from months of hitchhiking. Beside the clothes he was wearing and a watch that had broken months before, he didn't have much by the time he got here. But as Bjelajac took a drag from a cigarette that was no longer lit, he said he was happier than he had ever been...
    if you go ...sedona (07/28/02)
    IF YOU GO ... Getting there: Sedona is a two-hour drive north of Phoenix. From Interstate 17, take Exit 298 onto Arizona 179 and proceed 15 miles to Sedona. What to do: Hiking, biking, golf, four-wheel drive and Jeep tours, hot-air balloon rides, scenic drives -- Sedona boasts plenty of recreational opportunities among the red rocks. ...
    Ancient Egyptian objects displayed at National Gallery (07/28/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The largest collection of ancient Egyptian objects ever brought to the United States is on display at the National Gallery of Art. "The Quest for Immortality" will display about 115 items. Among them is a statue of Osiris, the god of the underworld murdered by his brother Seth but brought back to life by his sister Isis...
    Briefly (07/28/02)
    Bartlesville landmark becoming luxury hotel BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper will open in December as Bartlesville's Price Tower Hotel. Wright was 89 when he was hired by H.C. Price to build the 19-floor tower in downtown Bartlesville. Wright called it "the tree that escaped the crowded forest."...
    America's oldest amusement park finds new life (07/28/02)
    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Tom Wages, a 25-year veteran of the amusement park industry, recalls the day when he first strolled through the grounds of America's oldest continually operating amusement park here. "There were weeds growing up through the pavement and the paint was peeling off buildings," says Wages, who has been general manager of 157-year-old Lake Compounce since 1997...
    Relax amid Pennsylvania's forests and Lake Erie shore (07/28/02)
    Western Pennsylvania earned early fame as the birthplace of the nation's oil industry and the home of steel mills, but today it attracts travelers with offerings that include skiing, fishing, golf, hiking, camping and sightseeing. Whether you're driving in or arriving by air, you'll likely start your visit in Pittsburgh. ...
    Expensive accessories (07/28/02)
    NEW YORK -- What's likely to be the first thing to jump out at you when you open a woman's closet? If it's not the scores of shoes that come tumbling out every time the door is opened, it's probably the handbags that rain down from the top shelf...
    Breathtakingly beautiful (07/28/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. The phrase beyond your wildest dreams would seem to fit the home at 335 Indian Springs Drive in Jackson. It is one of those rare homes that combines the ultimate in unique style with a simple practicality. This home is a two-story log home featuring 4,500 square feet of living space, a six-acre lake, a three-car garage,and a commercial shop building...
    Advisers urging caution with tuna (07/28/02)
    BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Pregnant women who eat too much tuna risk exposing their unborn babies' developing brains to possibly harmful mercury levels, but there is no need for the women to cut the highly nutritious fish out of their diets altogether, a government advisory panel said...
    if you go/canoeing the current (07/28/02)
    IF YOU GO ... Ozark National Scenic Riverways is operated by the National Park Service. The following are some basic tips that can help you plan your trip: Operating hours The river and surrounding park is open year-round. ...
    Dress up patio, terrace with creeping herbs (07/28/02)
    The way to soften the look and feel of a terrace paved with brick or stone is to lay the pavers in sand, then grow plants in the joints. Plants suitable for such a site must be low growing, tolerant of both cold and drought, and invasive enough to keep weeds at bay. The amount of foot traffic also needs to be considered, for not every plant tolerates being stomped on...
    What would Strunk and White think? (07/28/02)
    William Strunk's and E.B. White's little book "The Elements of Style" has stood the test of time. It was copyrighted by Strunk in 1918. In 1919 it was required reading at Cornell University. It has gone through several revisions. E.B. White (remember "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little") says that the little book should still be required reading for anyone who deals with English words...
    Walking isn't for the birds; they know better (07/28/02)
    Scientists tell us that it took ages for our ancestors to learn to walk upright. Only then did they start looking for hiking trails. Actually, for much of human existence, walking has been the main form of transportation. Even in many Third World countries today, people depend on their own two legs to get them from place to place...
    People Talk 7/28 (07/28/02)
    Springsteen returns home for new album ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Public works crews, a nightclub owner and even a fortune teller are busy making sure everything is just right when The Boss comes home. Bruce Springsteen returns Tuesday to the shabby seaside city where he got his start. This time, he'll be belting out tunes to some 6.2 million fans as he headlines a three-hour remote broadcast of NBC's "Today" from the boardwalk with co-hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric...
    'Liza and David' inviting audiences to dinner parties (07/28/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- What good is sitting alone in your room ... if no one is there to watch? Liza Minnelli and new husband, David Gest, will be staging a "Cabaret" at their house -- and you're invited. Trying to imitate the ratings magic of sister channel MTV's "The Osbournes," VH1 is offering its own version of a celebrity home invasion television series, with Minnelli and Gest in their Manhattan penthouse...
    'Emo' music noticed by the mainstream (07/28/02)
    It's called "emo," short for emotional -- music with punk roots but more personal lyrics, sometimes painfully so. And it's catching on. Some serious fans even have a "look" -- short, greasy hair, dyed black with bangs cut high on the forehead; glasses with thick black frames; thrift-store clothes and chunky black shoes; and makeup, on anyone...
    Britney backlash? (07/28/02)
    NEW YORK -- Since Britney Spears arrived on the music scene three years ago, pop music has molded its teen queens according to three Bs -- blondness, beauty and bustiers. But a new crop of female singer-songwriters is challenging the notion that you have to bare your navel and cavort in tight clothes to be sexy and successful in pop music. Over the last year, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton and Avril Lavigne have been dominating the charts by putting more of the focus on their music...
    Highlights -- and lowlights -- for the week ahead (07/28/02)
    First, he finds a dead man hanging from a water pipe during what was supposed to be an ordinary business appointment. Then he finds his own future similarly dangling in mid-air. A handsome, put-upon insurance adjuster, Lorimar Black becomes increasingly entangled in a conspiracy that appears to touch everyone he's ever met...
    Beatrice Calvert (07/28/02)
    Beatrice L. Calvert, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Chateau Girardeau Heath Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    James "Bo" Brown (07/28/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Lee "Bo" Brown, 45, of Sikeston died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
    Betty Henry (07/28/02)
    Betty Lou Henry, 66, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, July 26, 2002 at The Lutheran Home. She was born on Aug. 22, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Paul L. and Augusta Benorin Cottrell Cavalier. She was married to Roger Henry on October 6, 1967 at St. Joseph, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2001...
    Barbara Stone (07/28/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. - Barbara Bailey Stone, 82, a resident of Pasadena, Texas, and formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died Friday, July 26, 2002 at the Charleston Manor. She was born June 15, 1920, in Mississippi County to the late Roy I. and Callie Beavan Gist. She moved to Pasadena, Texas, in 2000, but had lived in Mississippi County most of hr life. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
    George Dorris (07/28/02)
    George Dorris, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 16, 1931, in Kilmichael, Miss., the son of Hill and Stella Daniel Dorris. He married Mary Faineh Williams in May 1959, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 14, 1995...
    Howard Krauss (07/28/02)
    PERRYVILLE, MO. - Howard W. Krauss, 81, died July 27, 2002 at the Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Perry County, Mo., the son of Eugene and Magdalena Bergman Krauss, who both preceded him in death. He married Loretta Morrison on April 21, 1942. She preceded him in death on Nov. 6, 2000...
    Robert Pearman Jr. (07/28/02)
    CARMI, Ill. -- Robert Pearman Jr., 75, of Carmi, formerly of Olive Branch and Tamms, Ill., died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the White County Medical Center in Carmi. He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in St. Mary, Mo., son of Robert and Ethel Smiley Pearman Sr. He married Frieda Sissom...
    Elsie Seabaugh (07/28/02)
    Elsie Minta Opal Seabaugh, 87, died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born November 20, 1914 at Twelve Mile, Mo., daughter of Virgil and Gertrude Alexander Parsons. She married John "Cam" Seabaugh on Oct. 2, 1935 at Greenville, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1983...
    Charles Hensley (07/28/02)
    Charles David "Chuck" Hensley of Martinez, Calif., died May 30, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Martinez following a battle with cancer. Hensley was born Dec. 11, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. He graduated from Illmo-Scott City High School in 1969. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1972-80. He was a member of the First Cavalry, specializing in armored vehicles, explosives, and sharpshooting. He was awarded a Purple Heart...
    Emma Wilkins (07/28/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Emma G. Yeckley Wilkins, 84, of Jonesboro, Ill., died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Feb. 22, 1918 in Goreville, Ill., daughter of Brad Durham and Ethel Hudgens Durham. She was married to Gus Yeckley, who preceded her in death. She was later married to Donald Wilkins, who also preceded her in death...
    Genevieve Lottes (07/28/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. - Genevieve G. "Gene" Lottes, 78, of Perryville, died July 26, 2002 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Lottes was born on Nov. 26, 1923 at San Francisco, Calif. She married Harry L. Lottes, who survives, on Sept. 20, 1947 in San Francisco. They moved to Perryville in 1949...
    Kenneth Miller (07/28/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Kenneth C. Miller, 63, died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 11, 1938 at Greenbrier, Mo., son of Denzil B. and Etta M. Garner Miller. He and Kathryn D. Deneke were married June 23, 1973 at Gordonville, Mo...
    Laura Neal (07/28/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Laura D. Neal, 81, of Cobden, Ill., died Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Lutheran Home in Peoria, Ill. She was born June 27, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of George Henry Dubber ad Minnie Louise Frick. She married Dr. Charles W. Neal, who died in 1980...
    Burgard-Panice (07/28/02)
    Jayme LeAnne Burgard and Nich Vido Panice were married April 27, 2002, at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, Ill. The double ring ceremony was performed by Dalmus Meeks and Dr. Fred Burgard, father of the bride. Music was by the bride's parents, Fred and Sharon Burgard, and by Betsy Yunck of Oregon...
    Upchurch-Null (07/28/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Karen Upchurch and T.J. Null were married June 8, 2002, at Little Valley Independent Baptist Church. The Rev. Aaron Allen performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Steven and Marcia Upchurch and Jim and Naomi Null, all of Marble Hill...
    Clarke-Mansorian-Fard (07/28/02)
    Lesley Anne Clarke and Porya Mansorian-Fard were united in marriage May 26, 2002, in the Japanese Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The Rev. Terry Barber performed the ceremony. Music was provided by the Manhassett String Quartet. The bride is the daughter of Susan L. Clarke and Dr. Paul W. Clarke of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Mohammad and Afsar Mansorian-Fard of Hamburg, Germany...
    Spies-Lyle- Hanner (07/28/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Rulen and Darlene Spies of Lowndes, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Spies-Lyle, to Paul Hanner Jr., both of Jackson. Spies-Lyle expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in industrial and engineering technology technical graphics from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2002...
    Welker-Keeven (07/28/02)
    Jerry and Charlotte Welker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Michelle Welker, to Bret Norman Keeven. He is the son of Kenneth and Deborah Keeven of Highland, Ill. Welker is a 1996 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business marketing from Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield in 2000. She is an analyst at SBC Services in St. Louis...
    Margrabe- Glastetter (07/28/02)
    Karen McClendon of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Ann Margrabe, to Matthew Ryan Glastetter. He is the son of Vicki L. Glastetter of Scott City, Mo., and the late Michael J. Glastetter. Margrabe is employed by Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau...
    Chapman- Lucas (07/28/02)
    Kathy Morales of Joplin, Mo., and David Green of Jackson, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Joan Chapman, to Bradly Shay Lucas, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Mary Lucas and Edward Foutch of Cape Girardeau. Chapman is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse...
    May-Guth (07/28/02)
    Kurt and Erin May of Whitewater, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bevin Christine May, to Craig Joseph Guth, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Charles and Jan Guth of Jackson, Mo. May is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School, and a graduate of Southeast Missouri Hospital School of Nursing. She is a nurse in the Emergency Department at Southeast Hospital...
    Vygodskaia-Rust (07/28/02)
    Valentina Vygodskaia and Alexander Vygodski of Minsk, Belarus, announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Alexandrovna Vygodskaia, to Jon Kurka Rust, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Gary and Wendy Rust of Cape Girardeau. Vygodskaia expects to receive degrees at the end of the year in German language and international business from Southeast Missouri State University, where she was recognized as the Outstanding International Business Student in 2002. ...
    Banger-Reid (07/28/02)
    BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- Bob and Linda Banger of Burfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Banger, to Nathan Reid. He is the son of Dennis and Charlene Reid of West DesMoines, Iowa. Banger is a 1996 graduate of Interstate 35 Community High School in Truro, Iowa, and a 2000 graduate of the University of Iowa. She is activities director at Oak Knoll Retirement Center in Iowa City, Iowa...
    Parker-Lewallen (07/28/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Melba Parker of Scott City and Verlon Parker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jean Parker, to Ronnie Dale Lewallen. He is the son of Ron and Brenda Lewallen of Holcomb, Mo. Parker is a 1996 graduate of Scott City High School. She received an associate's degree from Three Rivers Community College, and is enrolled in the respiratory therapy program. She is employed at Drury Lodge...
    Heuring-Miller (07/28/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Larry C. and Pam Heuring of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Beth Heuring, to Joshua Charles Miller. He is the son of Charlie and Charlene Miller of Scott City, Mo. Heuring is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is employed at K's Merchandise...
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