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Stories from Sunday, August 11, 2002

Laying plans for The Wall That Heals (08/11/02)
The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial, is 250 feet long and holds the names of 58,220 men and women killed or declared missing in action during the Vietnam War. Students from the nearby Living Hope Fellowship School will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Curly Tinsley, at 86 Thebes' oldest veteran, will lay a wreath at the memorial during the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 29. Veterans organizations will post the colors...
Waiting for the wall (08/11/02)
Area Vietnam veterans reflect on the coming of a war memorial to Thebes, Ill., later this month. By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian THEBES, Ill. -- In 1965, the news that her brother, Gary, had been killed in the Vietnam War shattered 13-year-old Joyce Schemel and the rest of her family at home in Cape Girardeau. Gary was the oldest boy, a top athlete at Central High School, the other children's role model ever since their father's death seven years earlier...
Military digest 8/11/02 (08/11/02)
Area natives achieve in U.S. Navy, Marine Corps The U.S. Navy recently announced achievements of several Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois natives. Marine Corps Cpl. John M. Chaney, son of Brenda R. Hill of Anna, Ill., was recently promoted to his current rank based on superior job performance. He is a 1998 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro High School and joined the Marine Corps soon after graduation...
Area servicemen killed in Vietnam War (08/11/02)
Southern Illinois ANNA
  • Pfc. William Steven McCloud, Army, June 9, 1969 Lt. Cmdr. Robert Eugene Robinson, Navy, May 13, 1967 DONGOLA
  • Pfc. Ronald Caleb Davis, Army, March 26, 1967 GOLCONDA
  • Staff Sgt. Charles Franklin Kerr, Air Force, Feb. 28, 1968...
  • Supporters help delay terrier's date with death (08/11/02)
    ST. CHARLES, Mo.-- Supporters from around the country have helped postpone the likely execution of a West Highland white terrier. The 4-year-old dog, Chip, appeared doomed when he was picked up in July after biting a child in St. Charles County. But Gil Copley, director of the county's Health Department, has decided against having Chip euthanized. Instead, he's working with a group of the dog's backers on a plan that would lead to Chip's release...
    Seamstress caters to those who love Bard (08/11/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- It wasn't even hemmed, yet the plain brown smock Susan Day spotted in a Springfield High School classroom transformed students who wore it into couplet-spewing, swashbuckling Shakespearean heroes. A third-generation seamstress, Day knew she could turn out something even more befitting Romeo and his Juliet. Then she could snare young learners with the lure of a good costume...
    Postcard collectors serve local history (08/11/02)
    BRINGING BACK MEMORIES By Alicia Smith ~ LaSalle News-Tribune LASALLE, Ill. -- Many years ago, Russ Mathews worked for Illinois Bell telephone company. One of his first jobs was to pull out all the telephone equipment from the Hotel Francis before it was torn down after a 1968 fire...
    'Grandma's' label adds zest to yucky foods (08/11/02)
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Putting the label "Grandma's" on unappealing vegetables like lima beans or those awful legumes may be the way to lure Americans to eat them, according to the findings of a University of Illinois study. Illinois researchers found that adding a label like "Grandma's" to restaurant menu items prompted more people to buy the dishes and to rate them as having higher quality and being a better value...
    Family shares passion for Pez dispensers (08/11/02)
    MORRIS, Ill. -- A passion for Pez has popped up in the Morris Area Public Library. With nearly 600 items filling up two glass cases, Zachary Robinson's collection of Pez paraphernalia, which has taken about five years to assemble, has been put on display near the entrance of the library for everyone to see...
    Drive-in theaters make a comeback (08/11/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A short car ride east on Interstate 70, past the neon marquee of the Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, transports Lawrence resident John Schmidt back in time. "The nostalgia of it -- you kind of forget you're in the year we're in," said Schmidt, 48. "It takes you back when you see some of the people that go to the theater. It's good old-time fun."...
    Story about delivery on highway unravels (08/11/02)
    MERRIAM, Kan. -- It was a heartwarming story that garnered a lot of media attention -- a baby born in a pickup truck alongside Interstate 35 as her mother was being rushed to the hospital. But one day later, the mother's story began to unravel as police said the newborn had drugs in her system and that her eight siblings were in state custody in Missouri...
    Prop B percentages (08/11/02)
    Bollinger 86.3 Butler 90.9 Cape Girardeau 79.7 Carter 85.3 Dunklin 80.8 Iron 84.4 Madison 81.9 Mississippi 80.0 ...
    Area servicemen killed in Vietnam War (08/11/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Passengers who had booked flights on bankrupt Vanguard Airlines could find it easier to have their tickets honored by other carriers thanks to a federal ruling. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday that airlines that fly the same routes as Vanguard Airlines must honor tickets held by Vanguard customers when space is available...
    Effort to clean up lead expands to more yards and more money (08/11/02)
    AURORA, Mo. -- The effort to clean up soil contaminated by lead mining has expanded from three dozen yards in this Southwest Missouri town to more than 150 yards so far, and the cost also is likely to rise. Earlier this year, Environmental Protection Agency project manager Bryant Burnett and a team of employees used old mining maps, accounts from residents and soil testing to determine the extent of the cleanup of what's known as the Lawrence County Mining Area Superfund Site...
    Lincoln family raises petting zoo animals (08/11/02)
    LINCOLN, Ill. -- The discordant bleating and mooing coming from Kevin Ritchhart's animal enclosures may not be as sweet as the sounds of birdsong, but like the birdcalls, they are signs of the changing seasons. "When we start weaning them, they holler," the animal keeper said. "It takes about a week. They always want to be fed."...
    Craft crowds descend on Ste. Genevieve for Jour de Fete (08/11/02)
    WANT TO GO? What: Jour de Fete When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today Where: Downtown Ste. Genevieve Details: Call (800) 373-7007 or (573) 883-7097 KNICK-KNACK HEAVEN...
    Boston's cardinal celebrates Mass as part of Marian Days (08/11/02)
    CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Boston Cardinal Bernard Law was given a warm and enthusiastic welcome Saturday by thousands of Vietnamese Catholics attending the annual Marian Days celebration in Southwest Missouri. Law, a central figure in the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, made no comments about the scandal during a homily at Mass Saturday evening...
    Independence passes local transportation tax (08/11/02)
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Several years had passed since a transportation tax was enacted with a long list of specific projects it was expected to fund. Now it was time to ask for more money. And voters were presented another long list of projects their tax dollars would build...
    Southeast Missouri vote leads defeat of road taxes (08/11/02)
    By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Proposition B proved a massive bust throughout the state, the animosity from Southeast Missourians to the $483 million tax increase for transportation was unmatched by voters in any other region...
    Forging ahead as farriers Kentucky horseshoeing school attracts (08/11/02)
    MOUNT EDEN, Ky. -- The Kentucky Horseshoeing School isn't the kind of place you'd think would attract students from around the world. It is housed in a modest, non-air-conditioned wooden building by the side of a winding highway. But the school's reputation has drawn prospective farriers from New Zealand, Taiwan, Sweden and many other countries to this place about halfway between Louisville and Lexington...
    The art of gracious living (08/11/02)
    BOGALUSA, La. -- In Dixie Gallaspy's day, young ladies of the South learned poise and grace at home, basic social skills passed on by elders in the normal course of daily life. Today, Gallaspy is doing her part to keep those fading charms alive as working parents and busy children reduce home life at times to little more than a bed-and-breakfast...
    Union makes contract concessions to aid bankrupt St. Joseph com (08/11/02)
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A union that had threatened a debilitating strike against bankrupt Wire Rope Corp. of America, a major employer, has made sweeping concessions on its contract, the company has announced. The decision by the United Steelworkers of America will save Wire Rope about $3.9 million and make it more attractive to potential investors, the company said Friday...
    UMKC to pay temporary dean more than head of UM system (08/11/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The salary of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's temporary biology dean exceeds those of not only the university chancellor but the head of the entire University of Missouri system. Frank E. Horton has been hired to head the School of Biological Sciences for the next six months to a year, beginning Aug. 19. Horton, 62, holds a doctorate in geography and headed three universities between 1980 and 1998...
    History 8/11 (08/11/02)
    Today is Sunday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2002. There are 142 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 11, 1909, the SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C. On this date:...
    Contrails affect weather, study finds (08/11/02)
    Newsday An unexpected experiment -- the sudden three-day grounding of air traffic after last September's terrorist attacks -- shows that high altitude jet contrails are having an important impact on temperatures, scientists said last week. Because thousands of commercial flights were canceled after the disaster, the researchers said, a thin blanket of cirrus clouds that often forms from water vapor exiting jet engines in high-traffic corridors was absent. ...
    Democratic chairman says Bush White House is 'adrift' (08/11/02)
    LAS VEGAS -- The Democratic Party chairman accused President Bush on Saturday of exploiting the Sept. 11 attacks for political advantage and of heading an "administration adrift" that squandered its domestic policy mandate. In an election-year charge reminiscent of President Clinton's 1992 campaign against Bush's father, Terry McAuliffe said the president failed to convert his wartime political capital into action on the economy, Social Security, health care and corporate abuse...
    Off-duty President Bush is at home on the range (08/11/02)
    CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush is filthy, his wrist is bleeding and sweat is dripping from his chin. But he is exuberant as he hauls freshly cut cedar to a burn pile. "We're lifting weights!" he says, a thick log on each shoulder. Throwing them onto the pyramid, he cries: "Oh, baby!"...
    People talk 8B (08/11/02)
    Diesel misses power of nightclub bouncing NEW YORK -- Vin Diesel, star of the new film "XXX," says working as a nightclub bouncer hurt him when he first started auditioning for acting roles. "When you bounce, you speak with a certain strength. And it's hard to leave that strength behind," the 35-year-old told reporters in Los Angeles recently...
    Bush- Too early to speculate about U.S.-Iraqi casualties (08/11/02)
    WACO, Texas -- President Bush said Saturday the United States has no "imminent war plan" for Iraq so it is too early to consider whether Americans are prepared for potential U.S. casualties. In Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney told Iraqi dissidents the United States will insist upon a democratically elected government to replace Iraqi President Saddam Hussein...
    NY freight train spills chemicals (08/11/02)
    WESTPORT, N.Y. -- A freight train spilled a hazardous powder Saturday as one car derailed and was dragged for seven miles in northern New York state, said state police. No injuries were reported, said state Trooper Brian Rhoney. As a precaution, county officials declared a state of emergency in this town of about 1,300 people near the Canadian border but no one was evacuated, said Ray Thatcher, Essex County director of emergency services...
    World briefs 9A (08/11/02)
    North Korea devalues currency to aid economy SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea slashed the official exchange rate for its currency last week as the latest step in a new reform program aimed at reviving the moribund economy, foreign residents say. The official value of the won dropped from 46.5 U.S. cents to just two-thirds of a cent, the residents reported, speaking on condition of anonymity...
    El Nino throwing some cold water on storm forecasts (08/11/02)
    The wind seems to be going out of this year's hurricane forecast. Weather experts at Colorado State University, who originally predicted 13 big storms this season, are downgrading their forecast. They now think only nine named storms will come this season, perhaps four of them becoming hurricanes...
    Bioweapons expert in anthrax probe complains about FBI (08/11/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, a bioweapons expert under scrutiny for the anthrax attacks, have complained to the Justice Department about its treatment of their client, including the recent highly publicized search of his apartment complex...
    Justice Department lawyer- Government not barbarians (08/11/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Most leads that neighbors would pass along in the government's proposed network of anti-terrorism tipsters will produce little, a top Justice Department official predicted Saturday. Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff, the administration's lead anti-terrorism prosecutor, defended the program as a legitimate way to protect Americans, despite criticism it infringed upon their civil liberties...
    Teacher barred from classroom after setting fire (08/11/02)
    The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- A teacher who set a student's newspaper on fire to teach her a lesson about reading in class was convicted of two misdemeanors and barred from returning to the classroom anytime soon. Diane Montelius, 31, was sentenced to two years probation after Municipal Court Judge Wendy Pew found her guilty Thursday of possessing an instrument of a crime and recklessly endangering another person...
    Longtime debate coach has cultivated politicians, preachers (08/11/02)
    HOUSTON -- For more than 50 years, Thomas Freeman has taught the power of the spoken word, and at 82, the Texas Southern University professor is still shaping the oratorical skills of his students. Freeman has instructed some of America's legendary black politicians, educators and spiritual leaders, including the late U.S. Reps Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland and Martin Luther King Jr., who took a course from Freeman when he taught at Morehouse College in Atlanta...
    Pressure mounts on domestic diva Martha Stewart (08/11/02)
    Legal and business pressures are mounting on Martha Stewart, as federal investigators step up probes into her alleged insider stock trading, prosecutors press her friends to testify against her and investors continue to batter her company's stock. Prosecutors this week added one of Stewart's friends to those cooperating in their inquiry into Stewart's trades last year of ImClone Systems Inc. ...
    Seniors modify dwellings so they can stay at home (08/11/02)
    DENVER -- Alan and Julie Stewart converted their kitchen cabinets into drawers to hold pots and pans. They widened the doorways and eliminated all stairs in the house. They age-proofed it, not for their grandchildren, but for themselves. The couple are in their 80s and getting around has become more difficult...
    Maryland board approves settlement with teens abused in boot ca (08/11/02)
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- State officials gave final approval to a $4.6 million settlement of a lawsuit on behalf of young people abused at three western Maryland boot camps. The three members of the Board of Public Works -- Gov. Parris Glendening, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Treasurer Nancy Kopp -- approved the payments without discussion on Wednesday...
    NYC leaders want piece of Oscar ceremony (08/11/02)
    NEW YORK -- Could Oscar be coming to New York? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a group of New York leaders have been talking about moving part of next year's Academy Awards show to New York City to help the city recover from the Sept. 11 terror attacks...
    Halliburton quagmire haunts ex-CEO Cheney (08/11/02)
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney, who boasted on the campaign trail of his success as chief executive officer at the Halliburton Co., has watched the biggest business deal of his corporate career turn into a quagmire that could haunt the Dallas oil field services company for years...
    Kansas husband and wife seek same seat on county bench (08/11/02)
    The Associated Press HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- The general election race for a judgeship in Reno County will be a family affair. Reno County District Judge Steve Becker will face his wife, Sarah E. Sweet-McKinnon, a public defender in Sedgwick County, in an election in November...
    Cities want fewer cul-de-sac streets (08/11/02)
    By Kristen Comer ~ The Associated Press MASON, Ohio -- Jenny and Rick White enjoy living on their cozy cul-de-sac, where traffic is light and neighbors are friendly. "There are a lot of advantages," she said. "It's safer for kids because people don't drive as fast and we know everyone who lives on this street."...
    Health officials say outbreaks of virus should taper off (08/11/02)
    WEST NILE VIRUS By Jason Straziuso ~ The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. -- In 1975, an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St. Louis encephalitis spread through 29 states, killing 95 people and infecting about 3,000 others. The following year, infection rates were down, and they have stayed down over the decades that followed...
    Nursing home spies on staff after accusing them of voodoo (08/11/02)
    MIAMI -- A nursing home that accused union organizers of using voodoo to frighten its Haitian-American employees into joining has been accused by federal officials of mistreating workers. The National Labor Relations Board said last month it found evidence of spying on workers, threats and unfair dismissals at Mount Sinai-St. Francis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Miami. It granted four workers a Nov. 12 hearing before a labor judge...
    Former nuclear researcher Wen Ho Lee still seeking job (08/11/02)
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Former government researcher Wen Ho Lee says he hasn't found a job since he was fired and prosecuted for making copies of sensitive nuclear weapons data. "I have tried to get a job in both the university and industry setting, but so far I have not been able to locate a job," Lee said in an interview in the July issue of the American Physical Society News...
    New Jersey's ex-governor seeks end to public feud with successo (08/11/02)
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Christie Whitman, frequently vilified by her successor, Gov. James E. McGreevey, is calling for an end to their public feud. Whitman, a Republican who left the governorship to run the Environmental Protection Agency, conceded her Democratic successor inherited tough economic problems...
    Smithsonian not welcome in bid for mine capsule (08/11/02)
    PITTSBURGH -- The rescue of nine men from a western Pennsylvania coal mine has set off a tug-of-war over the metal capsule that lifted the men to safety from 240 feet underground. The Smithsonian Institution wants to add the grungy, yellow cage to its collection, although the federal agency that owns the capsule isn't ready to let go of it...
    Real-time info Traffic sensors installed on bay area highways (08/11/02)
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- In about a month, traffic sensors being installed along San Francisco Bay area highways will be able to track a quarter million drivers along their commutes. Proponents say the $37 million addition to the region's electronic toll system will give motorists real-time information about some of the nation's worst road congestion via cell phone, radio or Internet. Traffic planners say they will be able to gather crucial data on problem areas...
    Fashion moves to the Hamptons Style-makers get a rare vacation. (08/11/02)
    The fashion business doesn't grind to a stop in August, it simply relocates to the beach. Summertime always brings a haze of calm to cities like Washington and New York. The lucky denizens head to more pleasant surroundings: the mountains, the shore, the family compound in Maine. And even if it's called a working vacation, everyone knows that business reading doesn't feel quite so grueling when you're stretched out in a hammock with a glass of something ice-cold at hand...
    Police officer who's worked 60 years not retiring yet (08/11/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- More than 50 years after saving his partner's life, 86-year-old police Lt. Andrew Anewenter is still on the job -- and he still gets teary-eyed when recalling that day. Anewenter said he and his partner were taking two "desperadoes" to the station, when one grabbed the other officer's gun, put it to his stomach and told them they both were going to die...
    Pet gardens provide personal stash of catnip (08/11/02)
    On the Net: American Association of Poison Control Centers: www.aapcc.org American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: www.aspca.org. By Dean Fosdick ~ The Associated Press NEW MARKET, Va. -- A pet garden can be the cat's meow, provided you research your selections well and don't serve up too much of a good thing...
    Japanese drop out in droves from new ID system (08/11/02)
    TOKYO -- Ever since their computerized ID system began a few days ago, Japanese citizens have dropped out in droves from what many resent as a "big brother" monitoring of the people. The dozens of protest groups that have popped up are planning a rally Monday at which demonstrators will show their outrage by ripping up the papers being sent out by the government to assign every citizen an 11-digit number...
    Tragic summer Forty-four dead in Russian floods; crews continue (08/11/02)
    SHIROKAYA BALKA, Russia -- Divers searched for bodies off Black Sea coast Saturday, where beaches were littered with fallen trees, smashed vehicles and other debris after disastrous flooding that has taken at least 44 lives in Russia. On land, rescue crews scoured the debris-strewn shoreline and destroyed vacation resorts for victims of the second major flood to hit southern Russia this summer...
    Family ties Father, daughter grow closer through National Guard (08/11/02)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Spc. Michael Thompson has something special with him on his National Guard deployment to Afghanistan: his daughter. "She's not just my daughter, she's my battle buddy," Thompson said of his 25-year-old daughter, Spc. Janieko Nance. Both are with the 769th Engineers Battalion from Baton Rouge, La., and came to Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, about a month ago...
    Pakistani officials widen search for attackers of Christian org (08/11/02)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani investigators said Saturday they had identified one of the assailants responsible for an attack on a Christian hospital and had detained members of outlawed militant groups who allegedly trained him and others at their camps in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir...
    Zimbabwe threatens action against white farmers (08/11/02)
    HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Farmers will "live to regret" their defiance of government orders to abandon their land, Zimbabwean officials warned Saturday. Nearly 3,000 white farmers were ordered to leave their property by Friday as part of a plan to seize white-owned lands and turn them over to blacks. No serious measures have been taken yet against farmers who have defied the deadline...
    Jalalabad warehouse blast likely an accident (08/11/02)
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- A preliminary investigation shows a warehouse explosion that devastated a neighborhood and killed at least 14 people in this eastern Afghan city was an accident and not an act of terror, the Afghan foreign minister said Saturday...
    Israel- Palestinians must rein in terrorism before holding elec (08/11/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Gunfire in a Jordan Valley settlement left a Palestinian and an Israeli woman dead Saturday, as an Israeli official said the Palestinian Authority cannot move forward with U.S.-demanded elections until it reins in terrorism. Two Israelis were also wounded in the gunbattle between the army and at least one suspected Palestinian militant in the Mechora settlement, said Yehoshua Mor-Yosef, spokesman for the settlers' organization. ...
    Prime number puzzle may be solved (08/11/02)
    NEW DELHI, India -- Indian computer scientists said Friday they have solved a mathematical problem that has eluded researchers for 2,200 years -- and could be crucial in modern times in improving computer configurations. A three-member team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technolgy in the northern Indian city of Kanpur have devised a method that will make no mistake in quickly determining a prime number -- those that are divisible only by themselves and 1...
    Indonesia adopts direct presidential elections (08/11/02)
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- In a major expansion of democracy, Indonesia's top legislature amended the constitution Saturday to require direct presidential elections and end reserved parliament seats for the military. Closing out its annual two-week session, the 700-member People's Consultative Assembly also turned back calls to impose Islamic-based law in the world's most populous Muslim nation...
    Investigators find clues of Sept. 11 planning meetings in Spani (08/11/02)
    SALOU, Spain -- A few months before Sept. 11, several al-Qaida operatives slipped into this Spanish beachside resort, blending in with the tourist crowds to hold what investigators increasingly suspect was a pivotal rendezvous in planning the terrorist plot...
    Robots draw rough duty in combat test in Afghanistan (08/11/02)
    QIQAY, Afghanistan -- Hermes the robot edged its way into the dark cave, its treads spinning over the dust and small rocks until a boulder appeared in its path. No problem. The tiny machine dropped its side arms, lifted onto and over the boulder, and rolled on, its two cameras sending images to an operator waiting outside...
    Judge won't move extradition hearing in Olympics fixing case (08/11/02)
    ROME -- An Italian court ruled that extradition hearings for an alleged Russian mobster accused of fixing Olympic ice skating will be kept in Venice, the suspect's lawyer said Saturday. Lawyer Luca Saldarelli had requested the hearings be moved to Tuscany, saying that his client, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, had been arrested in the Tuscan seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi, and should be processed there...
    Middle East violence affects sports, arts (08/11/02)
    JERUSALEM - The next time the Tel Aviv soccer team plays a home game, it will probably be in Bulgaria. The reason: No professional soccer team has been allowed to play in Israel for months because the sport's European governing body considers it too dangerous. So Israeli teams must go elsewhere for their games, losing the home field advantage and the packed stadiums that go with it...
    Heat-wary coaches, teams kick off fall practice Monday (08/11/02)
    Ever wondered what it feels like to have pads on and play football? In August? In Missouri, a humidity capital of the United States? Jackson football coach Carl Gross is as qualified as anyone on the subject. The dean of local football coaches enters his 14th year at the school and paints a less-than-glorious picture:...
    Defense picks up for first scrimmage of preseason (08/11/02)
    There were some rough spots, but Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings came away pleased with his team's first dress rehearsal of the preseason. The Indians held a two-hour scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Houck Stadium -- with officials -- on the first day they were able to work out in full pads under NCAA guidelines...
    McDowell says he'll be healthy, ready for opener (08/11/02)
    Although he has been limited in his throwing during the first few days of practice -- and sat out Saturday's first scrimmage of the preseason entirely -- Southeast Missouri State University quarterback Jeromy McDowell doesn't appear concerned. McDowell, whose right shoulder is still not at full strength following surgery in January that forced him to miss spring drills, said he's confident he'll be 100 percent well in advance of the Indians' season opener Aug. ...
    Miami No. 1 in AP preseason football poll (08/11/02)
    The AssociatedPress No. 1 in the postseason. No. 1 in the preseason. Little has changed for the Miami Hurricanes since winning the national championship with a perfect record at the Rose Bowl earlier this year. They're atop the rankings in The Associated Press preseason poll released Saturday, hoping to become the first team to repeat as champions since Nebraska in 1994-95...
    Woods overcomes a rocky start, leads by a stroke (08/11/02)
    GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods kept things interesting in the Buick Open with a shaky start Saturday. Four strokes ahead after the second round, Woods had a double bogey on his first hole Saturday and was three strokes behind at one point before rallying for a 1-under 71 and a one-stroke lead...
    Titans win while Rams' rushing game takes break (08/11/02)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans found their running game Saturday night while the St. Louis Rams' rushing offense rested on the sideline. Undrafted rookie John Simon scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Titans edged the defending NFC champion Rams 28-26 in the preseason opener for both teams. The Titans, who lost the 2000 Super Bowl to St. Louis, have beaten the Rams in six consecutive exhibitions...
    Fisher is first woman to win IRL pole (08/11/02)
    SPARTA, Ky. -- Sarah Fisher climbed from her car, broke into a mile-wide smile and buried her face in her hands. The 21-year-old driver, already in her fourth season in the Indy Racing League, became the first woman to win the pole position in a major auto race Saturday when she nudged Billy Boat from the top spot in qualifying for today's Belterra Casino Indy 300...
    Pujols' slam puts Cards on the fast track past Mets (08/11/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols had a clear idea what he wanted to do when he stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the first inning Saturday. "I just wanted to see the ball and hit it to the opposite field," Pujols said after the Cardinals beat the Mets 5-4...
    Bonds contemplates life, goals after 600 (08/11/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The morning after Barry Bonds joined one of baseball's most exclusive home run clubs, he wandered through the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse carrying a large wicker basket. "You guys want some pot stickers?" Bonds asked, lifting the lid to reveal an incredible number of the Chinese appetizer...
    Santiago's grand slam sends Giants past Pirates (08/11/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Benito Santiago hit a grand slam as the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 Saturday. Santiago followed Barry Bonds' third walk in the seventh with his eighth career slam against reliever Mike Lincoln (0-3). D-backs 9, Marlins 2...
    Bonds' 45 intentional walks ties record (08/11/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds received his 45th intentional walk on Saturday, tying Willie McCovey for the majors' single-season record. The Pittsburgh Pirates walked the San Francisco star with Jeff Kent on second base in the fifth inning of a 3-3 game...
    Big air, big crowds expected for month-long X Games VIII (08/11/02)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Among her many athletic accomplishments, 14-year-old Tori Allen holds a world record as the youngest female climber to summit El Capitan, the famous Yosemite National Park landmark. Having conquered the largest granite monolith on Earth, Allen is more than ready to take on the 60-foot climbing wall at this year's X Games. Allen's event is Speed Climb, in which two climbers race simultaneously up the wall to see who can tag a buzzer first...
    Young says following McMahon prepared him for Montana (08/11/02)
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Steve Young had practice replacing a popular quarterback long before he took over for Joe Montana. Young faced the difficult challenge of following Jim McMahon at Brigham Young as a junior in 1982, and described the task as "a monster."...
    Indian basketball team suffers another blow (08/11/02)
    Losing Dainmon Gonner, the junior-college recruit who failed to meet NCAA eligibility requirements, was certainly not good news for a Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball program already reeling from last year's 6-22 record. But even Gonner probably wouldn't have been enough for the Indians to transform from one of the Ohio Valley Conference's worst teams into one of its best in one year. Turnarounds like that are few and far between...
    Hey Bill, pass the time machine (08/11/02)
    What kind of half-baked time machine is this? It only takes us back to that part of 1985 where Bill Elliott is winning back-to-back races? That's not really what I'm looking for. Why not take me all the way back? I want my 34-inch waist. I want more hair on my head than on my pillowcase. ...
    FanSpeak 8/11/02 (08/11/02)
    Who's a hero? WITH ALL this fuss about Barry Bonds breaking home-run records and trying to establish himself as a baseball great, it makes me remember the players who were really great. Those men had pride and honor and didn't need millions of dollars to do their job. Sorry, but Barry isn't in that group...
    Fake leg stirs cries of unfairness in swim league (08/11/02)
    ATLANTA, Gla. --Hunter Scott was a star swimmer - winning medals in amateur swimming leagues - even before he started using the prosthetic leg that allowed him to wear the flippers other kids used in races. But the parents of other children claim the leg gave Hunter an unfair advantage. Last month, the DeKalb Atlanta Swim and Diving league banned him from competitions...
    FanFare 8/11/02 (08/11/02)
    Basketball
  • Mavericks assistant coach Del Harris announced Saturday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration for the Nuggets' head coaching job and will remain with the Mavericks. Arvydas Sabonis was in Portland, Ore., this week to chat with Trail Blazers president Bob Whitsitt and could be contemplating a return to the team. ...
  • Area digest 8/11/02 (08/11/02)
    Heartland Nationals win World Series opener LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Heartland Nationals, a local fast-pitch girls' softball team, defeated Riverdale (Calif.) 10-2 Saturday in the opening round of the 12-under Babe Ruth World Series. Heartland had just three hits but took advantage of six errors and nine walks. Wendy Eftink, Kristain Burger and Chelsi Bradley had the Nationals' hits...
    food bites.9c (08/11/02)
    NEW YORK -- Whether your family vacation includes a cross-country trek or just a drive across the county line, meal times often occur while you're on the road. It can be a tough challenge for vacationers to resist the lure of too much fast food when cheeseburgers and French fries seem to be on offer with every mile traveled -- along with other frequent food-sampling opportunities, and those all-you-can-eat buffets...
    Flag days (08/11/02)
    Today is another workday for James Carlton, and another notch on his flagpole. As he directs American Airlines planes to and from the gates at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, pilots will salute him and passengers will press sober faces to the windows, watching the middle-aged man in the orange vest standing on the tarmac with a baton in his right hand and a U.S. flag in his left...
    Study- Stem cells could create new blood vessels, save limbs (08/11/02)
    LONDON -- Injecting patients' own stem cells into their leg muscles could create new blood vessels, eliminating pain from bad circulation and helping to prevent gangrene or amputations, new research indicates. The study, described last week in The Lancet medical journal, is the first demonstration that implanting stem cells into humans can result in new blood vessel networks, a process called angiogenesis...
    Hidden treasure Downstairs master suite is centerpiece of thi (08/11/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. The home at 2233 Ridge Road in Jackson may appear to be a run-of-the-mill split-level home. Its simple brick-and-siding exterior reveals little about the secrets it holds inside. The home sits on a deep lot with a wealth of established trees offering a shady yard in the summertime heat. Colorful perennials such as gladioli and hostas point to the advantages of an established yard...
    etiquette tips (08/11/02)
  • Rolls and bread are one of the few foods that can be eaten with your fingers, even at a formal meal. However, it is inappropriate to break the roll in half, butter it and eat it. Instead, break off bite-size pieces, butter them and eat them one at a time...
  • The city has plenty to offer that you won't find in a guidebook (08/11/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Maybe you've been to this city before. You've done the Gateway Arch, the zoo and Busch Stadium. Or maybe you're planning your first trip here, and those attractions are at the top of your list. You think that's all there is to St. Louis?...
    Colorful collection Glass museum dazzles with color (08/11/02)
    SANDWICH, Mass. -- A visit to the Sandwich Glass Museum gives the impression of walking through a kaleidoscope: turn a corner, and a dazzling new array of ruby, emerald and cobalt glass dances in the light. The museum, with its collection of exquisite blown, molded and pressed glassware, is as much a delight for the eyes of antiquers and collectors as it is for history buffs who can feast on Sandwich's industrial legacy...
    mansion manners (08/11/02)
    How do you know when to use a dessert, dinner or salad fork? What about a cocktail fork, soup spoon and butter knife? If you don't know, who's teaching your children? Area parents say it's not difficult teaching children manners but requires constant reminders...
    Soldiering forward with fork, knife and napkin at the ready (08/11/02)
    NEW YORK The olive was already rolling around on Dan Hoffman's tongue before he realized he'd been lured into a boobytrap set amid the mixed greens. So Hoffman quickly devised an emergency plan to escape embarrassment: He swallowed the pit. Innovative, certainly, if not exactly orthodox business behavior. ...
    Small bites (08/11/02)
    Garlic festival time in Pennsylvania STROUDSBURG, Pa., -- The 2002 Pocono Garlic Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, to celebrate the beloved homegrown product. The organizers promise loads of garlic for sale, garlic delicacies to eat, and other food and entertainment, all in downtown Stroudsburg, which last year modestly proclaimed itself the Garlic Capital of the World...
    Take a look at the Internet for a Greek vacation (08/11/02)
    If you haven't already started, it's time to make plans for going to the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Even if you're not going to the Games, make plans anyway to visit the home of the Acropolis and the heart of Greek civilization. Get an advance look at Athens on the Web with the city's official Athens Today --www.athens-today.gr/ -- and learn about history, food and major sights. ...
    Seafood is serious business on island (08/11/02)
    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- The clawing crabs and flopping fish inside the glass tanks stacked as high as televisions at an appliance store look like they're part of a low-budget, roadside aquarium show. But the swimming critters aren't there to be looked at. They're there to be eaten -- fried in garlic, smothered in tangy red sauce, steamed with green scallions or almost any other way you prefer...
    Travel briefs (08/11/02)
    Plan would spruce up Jamestown for 400th anniversary JAMESTOWN, Va. -- Historic Jamestowne would add water taxis, a tram system and a pedestrian-bicycle bridge under a plan to spruce it up for the 400th anniversary of its 1607 founding as the first permanent English settlement in North America...
    These bee look-alikes are friendly in garden (08/11/02)
    Don't swat or scorn every beelike insect that comes your way. The insect could be a harmless syrphid fly, a creature whose friendship is worth pursuing. With bright stripes of yellow, brown, and black, and sometimes hairy bodies, syrphid flies do indeed resemble bees or yellow jackets. ...
    All digital cameras don't 'think' alike (08/11/02)
    Camera Angles By Rick Sammon ~ The Associated Press Not all digital cameras are created equal. For example, I'm sure you know that different models offer different-sized megapixel image sensors (megapixel meaning millions of pixels or picture elements), such as 2, 3, 4, 5 and now even 6 megapixels. ...
    Missing out on summer events (08/11/02)
    I missed the departure of the purple martins this summer. Heretofore, this has been the time when all the locally housed martins got together and had what might be called a departure party. With all their springtime verve they would dip and sway, chuckle and chortle and do show-off air maneuvers. The party lasted for several days, then the visiting flocks began to go back to their base and make ready for their southern journey...
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