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Stories from Monday, August 19, 2002

Cape man shot in car Sunday afternoon (08/19/02)
A shooting incident Sunday afternoon resulted in serious gunshot wounds for a Cape Girardeau man. According to Sgt. Carl Eakins with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the shooting occurred at the intersection of Independence and East Rodney when a light-colored, small car containing two or three people pulled alongside a Nissan Maxima driven by the victim...
Show Me Center addition close to completion (08/19/02)
Fifteen years after it opened, the Show Me Center finally is loosening its belt with a $1.5 million addition that gives it much needed space to store everything from tables and chairs to carpeting and Southeast Missouri State University's basketball floor...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (08/19/02)
7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance annexing land to the city of Cape Girardeau upon the request of Prestwick Holdings, LLC. An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property for the Arena Creek Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project...
Model citizens take to the sky (08/19/02)
The airspace over Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was filled with everything from World War II fighter planes to a witch perched atop a broomstick on Sunday. It was all part of the fourth annual Radio Controlled Model Air Show, presented by the Southeast Missouri Modelers Association, the Show Me Air Kings and the airport...
Abortion politics may have had role in GOP primary for auditor (08/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Republican Party officials were shocked when Al Hanson won a sweeping victory over their hand-picked candidate in the party primary for state auditor. Hanson hadn't raised or spent much money. He had no commercials. He seemed to have done little campaigning...
Clayton, Mo., man takes out ad to find a kidney donor (08/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Desperate to avoid languishing on a transplant waiting list with 53,000 other people, 46-year-old Robert Kornblum has gone to the marketplace in search of a kidney. The Clayton, Mo., man spent $128 to run a classified ad twice in a weekly newspaper: "If you would be willing to donate a LIFE SAVING KIDNEY, call me."...
Town loses thousands while park remains closed (08/19/02)
FORSYTH, Mo. -- High water in Bull Shoals Lake has kept a popular park closed for months, costing this southwest Missouri town nearly an entire summer's worth of camping fees. Forsyth usually takes in $35,000 from campers at Shadowrock Park, which was closed for Memorial Day and won't be open for Labor Day...
Christian cowboy - Grain Valley man gives history a horse ride (08/19/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Ralph Goldsmith is living out his dream. If you've been to the Independence Square in the last four years, you've probably seen him, treating visitors and residents alike to the rich history of the area. Goldsmith, who lives in Grain Valley with his wife, Debi, offers tours by horse wagon around historic sites, such as the 1859 Jail, Bess Truman's birthplace, the Truman home and library and local religious centers...
Conjoined twin more alert after surgery (08/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- One of the conjoined Guatemalan twins separated in a 22-hour operation grew more alert Sunday as she continued to recover from a second follow-up surgery. Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez, who underwent more than three hours of surgery Friday, was breathing with a ventilator and remained under moderate sedation, a UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital spokesman said. Both she and her sister, Maria de Jesus, remained in serious but stable condition...
Post-Saddam Iraq will be hard to rebuild (08/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- From his suite at the Ritz-Carlton overlooking Georgetown, Sharif Ali bin Hussein spoke passionately last week about bringing the royal family back to Iraq -- and putting himself on the throne. "Our belief after 40 years of failed republics is that the people want a return of the monarchy. ...
Amtrak to restore much of Acela Express train service following (08/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express is returning to service sooner than planned, with nine trains set to run on Monday, the railroad said. The trains, which can reach speeds of 150 mph, will make 30 departures from Washington, New York and Boston, compared with 50 on a normal day...
Baggage screening deadline hard to meet, airport managers say (08/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Managers at some major airports believe big travel problems could lie ahead come the Dec. 31 deadline to begin inspecting every piece of checked luggage for explosives. They also are raising questions about whether the bomb-screening equipment is sophisticated enough and in adequate supply...
Ohio appeals ruling that death penalty trial is too expensive (08/19/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state and a prosecutor are appealing a ruling that a death penalty trial for a man accused of killing a college student would be too expensive. Vinton County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey L. Simmons ruled Aug. 8 that prosecutors couldn't seek the death penalty for Gregory McKnight, who is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in the 2000 death of Kenyon College student Emily Murray...
New York Times to run gay commitment notices (08/19/02)
NEW YORK -- The New York Times plans to begin publishing announcements of same-sex commitment ceremonies along with its wedding announcements. The announcements of formal gay and lesbian unions will begin next month in the paper's Sunday Styles section, Howell Raines, executive editor of the Times, said in Sunday's editions...
California teen takes blame for deadly shooting (08/19/02)
SAN DIEGO -- In a jailhouse interview, a teenager serving 50 years for a deadly high school shooting spree said he takes full responsibility for the rampage. "I blame myself," Charles "Andy" Williams, 16, told the San Diego Union-Tribune in an interview published Sunday. "The school didn't put the gun in my hand. I don't want to blame anybody."...
Two postal facilities tested for anthrax (08/19/02)
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- The U.S. Postal Service tested two New Jersey mail processing centers for anthrax Sunday as federal authorities investigate whether spores found in a Princeton mailbox had been there since tainted letters surfaced last fall. A contractor sampled dust from equipment in areas where mail is received and sorted at the Monmouth Processing and Distributing Center in Eatontown and the Kilmer General Mail Facility in Edison. ...
World briefs 7A (08/19/02)
PLO treasurer accuses Arafat of corruption JERUSALEM-- A former treasurer of the Palestine Liberation Organization, who fled to London last week, accused Yasser Arafat of transferring millions of dollars of international donations into a personal account, according to interviews published Sunday in Israeli newspapers...
Five law enforcement officers shot; one suspect arrested (08/19/02)
FRIARS POINT, Miss. -- Five law enforcement officers were shot during a bloody 36-hour saga that ended Sunday morning with the arrest of one man in the small Mississippi Delta town of Friars Point. Mayor Herbert Thomas said none of the five officers was killed, and the man suspected in all five shootings -- as well as in the shooting of a man on Friday -- was in custody...
People talk 8/19/02 (08/19/02)
Show of support means much to ailing actor LOS ANGELES -- Charlton Heston says he was overwhelmed by the concern -- including calls from President Bush and former first lady Nancy Reagan -- after his announcement that he has symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease...
Cousin sues Aquila execs over handling of family trust (08/19/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The two top officers of Aquila Inc. have been sued by a cousin over the handling of a family trust whose assets consist entirely of the energy company's stock. Aquila shares have lost 92 percent of their value this year, reducing the total value of investors' shares to $369 million. Their shares had been worth $5.9 billion at the end of August last year...
Car in road race veers off course into crowd, injures 13 (08/19/02)
HASTINGS, Neb. -- A car in a road race veered off course into a group of spectators Sunday, injuring 13 people, officials said. The injured were hit by a Pontiac Trans Am that veered off a city street where the race was being held, Mayor Rick Sheehy said...
Towns, farms at odds over groundwater while wells run dry (08/19/02)
SIDNEY, Neb. -- One by one, the wells are drying up in western Nebraska's Cheyenne County. Extreme drought is forcing desperate farmers to pump more and more groundwater to irrigate thirsty fields and keep their crops alive. The drought has ravaged cities as well. In Sidney, two of nine municipal wells are expected to go dry in the next week, and others could become useless if water levels drop lower, leaving inadequate supplies for 6,200 residents to fight fires, drink, cook or even bathe...
Columbine school has 60 percent staff changes since shooting (08/19/02)
LITTLETON, Colo. -- About 60 percent of the people on the staff at Columbine High have left since the school became the site of the nation's deadliest school shooting in 1999. Only 58 of the 143 faculty members and staffers from 1999 are still at the Jefferson County school...
Quran reading set for today unless court takes action (08/19/02)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Small-group discussions of a book about the Quran were scheduled for Monday at the University of North Carolina -- barring late action by a court considering whether the summer reading assignment violated religious freedoms. Attorneys for a conservative Christian group on Friday asked an appeals court to stop Monday's two-hour discussion sessions of a book that interprets the Islamic holy text. ...
Youths fight while leaving Cincinnati family festival (08/19/02)
CINCINNATI -- Groups of youths fought and overturned tables while leaving the downtown Black Family Reunion festival. Eight people were arrested, but the disturbances did not force the cancellation of any closing events Sunday at the three-day festival...
Communist guerrillas threaten Americans if U.S. joins war (08/19/02)
BAGUIO, Philippines -- Communist rebels could target Americans for attack if U.S. troops take a more active role in the Philippine army's campaign against insurgency, according to a rebel statement Sunday. The communist rebels claim the United States may be planning direct involvement in offensives against them after the U.S. State Department last week included the Communist Party and its armed wing, the New People's Army, on its list of foreign terrorist organizations...
Bahrain joins Iran to oppose U.S. military action against Iraq (08/19/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Bahrain, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf region, joined Iran on Sunday in opposing American military action against Iraq. "Iran and Bahrain declare their determined opposition to any unilateral military action against Iraq," said a joint statement issued at the end of a two-day visit to Tehran by Bahrain's king, Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa...
Assassination suspects freed by Afghan officials (08/19/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan authorities, at the urging of international investigators, have released suspects held in connection with last month's assassination of Vice President Abdul Qadir, the international peacekeeping force here reported Sunday...
Bodies found in woodland are likely those of missing girls (08/19/02)
LONDON -- Two bodies found in woodland along a country lane almost certainly belong to a pair of missing 10-year-old girls, detectives said Sunday, bringing a chilling end to a two-week manhunt that transfixed Britain. Meanwhile, the two people suspected of murdering Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman continue to be questioned by police, although they have not been charged with any crimes. The girls disappeared Aug. 4 from their rural hometown of Soham, near Cambridge...
Tears, cheers at pope's final Mass in Krakow (08/19/02)
KRAKOW, Poland -- In a tearful, farewell Mass in his beloved Krakow, Pope John Paul II told more than 2 million Poles on Sunday that he would like to return one day -- but "this is entirely in God's hands." The ailing, 82-year-old pope, brushing aside any notion he might step down while making his ninth papal trip to his homeland, grew weaker during the three-hour service until adoring throngs raised his spirits by chanting his name...
Israel plans to withdraw from Palestinian areas (08/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli and Palestinian security officials reached agreement Sunday on a plan for Israeli troops to withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip and from the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Israeli officials said. The agreement was reached Sunday evening between Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Palestinian Interior Minister Abdel Razak Yehiyeh, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. ...
Flooding continues in Germany, Hungary (08/19/02)
BERLIN -- As Germans fought to keep rivers of putrid water out of their homes and the Hungarian capital of Budapest braced for flooding, European leaders on Sunday promised a common effort to fund rebuilding and cleanup expected to take years and cost about $20 billion...
Lawsuit could have major implications (08/19/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In a move that could drastically alter upcoming postseason tournaments for Missouri high school sports teams, five high school student-athletes have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The students, four from Helias in Jefferson City and one from St. Pius X in Kansas City, are challenging a private-school multiplier adopted in May by MSHSAA...
Cardinals ease past Phillies (08/19/02)
Rolen not needed as Morris pitches St. Louis to 5-1 victory. The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Even though he didn't play, Scott Rolen made sure to step on the field in honor of a friend. Rolen sat out the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday with a sore left shoulder, but still made a brief appearance during the pregame tribute to longtime Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas...
Patient run to the front lifts Jarrett to Pepsi 400 victory (08/19/02)
By Keith Parsons The Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Jarrett spun his fortunes around with a patient run to the front. Jarrett rebounded from a spin on the 12th lap and passed Jeff Burton with five laps to go to win the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday...
Jarrett charges back from spin to win Pepsi 400 (08/19/02)
The Associated Press BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Jarrett rebounded from a spin on the 12th lap and passed Jeff Burton with five laps to go to win the Pepsi 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. Jarrett's 30th career victory -- and fourth at Michigan -- came on the 11th anniversary of his first one, when he edged the late Davey Allison by inches on the two-mile track. Jarrett also won this race in 1996, the last time it was held on Aug. 18...
Cubs lose Sosa but beat Diamondbacks (08/19/02)
CHICAGO -- Joe Girardi hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday as the Chicago Cubs, despite losing Sammy Sosa in an outfield collision, beat Arizona 3-2 to snap the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak. Alex Gonzalez opened the ninth with a single off Matt Mantei (2-2) and stole second. After missing a bunt, Girardi singled to center to win it for the Cubs...
Surprise, surprise - Beem beats Tiger (08/19/02)
The Associated Press CHASKA, Minn. -- The PGA Championship was on the line. Tiger Woods was on his heels. Rich Beem figured he had nothing to lose. No one expected a former stereo salesman to stand up against the world's best player in the stifling Sunday pressure of a major championship. Beem himself had said that guys like him aren't supposed to win majors...
Knee problems force Davis to call it quits (08/19/02)
DENVER -- Terrell Davis wanted to keep playing. His knees just wouldn't cooperate. After struggling with injuries for nearly four years, Davis announced that tonight's preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers will be his final appearance in a Denver Broncos uniform...
da Matta back in top form (08/19/02)
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Cristiano da Matta returned to form Sunday, ending a three-race slump with a victory in the Motorola 220. The CART series leader won for the first time on the scenic 4-mile road course at Road America, earning his sixth win in 12 starts this season and the 10th of his career...
Strike talks resume today (08/19/02)
NEW YORK -- Negotiators for baseball's players and owners took Sunday off and will resume talks today in hopes of avoiding the sport's ninth work stoppage since 1972. Lawyers met twice Saturday for about three hours, but did not discuss the key issues of a luxury tax and revenue sharing. On Friday, the union set a strike date for Aug. 30...
Sports fanfare 8/19/02 (08/19/02)
Golf
  • Meg Mallon shot a 1-over-par 73 Sunday to win the windswept Canadian Women's Open. It marked the 10th time Mallon has come from behind in the final round to win and was her 14th career victory. She finished at 4-under 284 and earned $180,000...
  • Guys with more longing than sense (08/19/02)
    CHASKA, Minn. -- Rich Beem keeps a bottle of antacid in his golf bag and his old salesman's I.D. card in his wallet. He still needs the first to steel himself for the journey ahead each day. The second is to remind him where he's been. On the eve of the final round of the PGA Championship, with only Justin Leonard ahead of him on the leaderboard and Tiger Woods lurking just behind, Beem said what a lot of other people were thinking: "Guys like me are not supposed to contend in majors."...
    IRL gets nod for most exciting racing (08/19/02)
    The Indy Racing League is coming to St. Louis this week and this has jump-started a question that takes laps in my mind: Which racing series is the most exciting? I lay my NFL and college previews aside this week to extinguish the flame that is this controversy. (If you're not a racing fan pass this and speed to Tuesday.)...
    Leading closeout retailer coming to Cape Girardeau (08/19/02)
    Apparently you people are a bunch of nags. But you must be persuasive nags, because your needling has helped bring Tuesday Morning, the country's largest closeout retailer of upscale home accessories and gifts, to Cape Girardeau. "People really were nagging us to put a store in there," said Karen Goodman, Dallas-based Tuesday Morning's vice president of real estate. "Honestly. People were calling us, writing us letters and letting us know they wanted us there. So we're coming."...
    Diesel fuels 'XXX' to second week at box office top (08/19/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Spies and space invaders were bigger draws at theaters this weekend than surfer women. Vin Diesel's espionage thriller "XXX" remained the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend, taking in $23 million to push its 10-day total to $84.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
    Crime dramas celebrate brain power (08/19/02)
    NEW YORK -- Who'd a-thunk it? The "idiot box" is celebrating brains! Sure, TV drama is largely the province of pugilists, enforcers and Romeos. But step aside, boys; make room for TV's nerd herd! This new breed gets the job done by using their bean. They save the day, then go home alone...
    NBC hires a child psychiatrist to advise on Sept. 11 coverage (08/19/02)
    NEW YORK -- Most children 4 and under don't realize that it's a taped replay from Sept. 11 when television screens show the World Trade Center collapsing in a cloud of dust. They think it's happening all over again. Some NBC News executives were taken aback when told that by Harold Koplewicz, a psychiatrist and founder of the New York University Child Study Center...
    Business memo 08/19/02 (08/19/02)
    CPS Trailer joins forces with Canada Semitrailer manufacturer CPS Trailer of Oran, Mo., has joined forces with Manac, based in Saint-Georges, Quebec, a division of The Canam Manac Group Inc. The acquisition of certain assets of CPS trailer for $4.5 million will be Manac's first plant in the United States and will breathe new life into the Oran plant...
    Getting ideas heard in workplace can be difficult (08/19/02)
    About four years ago, LeRoy Pingho was a senior vice president for information systems at Charles Schwab. His boss told him to take over the group responsible for creating a new payroll-processing system for the brokerage company. The system simply didn't work, and the group had gone over budget and well beyond their deadline. Pingho was supposed to sort of clean house, lay a few workers off, bring in a few of his own people...
    Economy, market make it harder to foot college bills (08/19/02)
    NEW YORK -- Working for a company that helps students get ready for college, Harriet Brand figured she would be prepared for the day when her two daughters headed to campus, even when it came to paying hefty tuition bills. Brand, who works for The Princeton Review, started saving for college when her children were babies, and she thought she'd have no trouble paying for their education. ...
    People on the move 08/19/02 (08/19/02)
    Kinder joins Red Letter Communications Frank M. Kinder has joined Red Letter Communications, Inc., as a partner of James W. Riley Jr., founder of the 22-year-old marketing communications firm. Riley remains creative director and chief executive officer, and Kinder is now president and chief operating partner. He will also be involved in account service and new business acquisition...
    The Minnesota miracle (08/19/02)
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. Toy store owner Al Batzel thought the 4.2 million square-foot Mall of America would never work. It was too big and complicated to attract shoppers -- and too expensive for retailers, he thought. But he visited the mall shortly after it opened and liked it. And when one of its leasing agents later stopped in his Rochester, Minn., store, Batzel decided to open a second shop, Al's Farm Toys, in the megamall. "A lot of people said we wouldn't make it," he said...
    Robert Littleton (08/19/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Robert "Bob" L. Littleton, 74, formerly of Jackson, Mo., passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at his son's home in Oak Ridge. Friends may call between 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment in Old Apple Creek Cemetery at Pocahontas, Mo., with a military honors graveside service. The Rev. Jon Sedgwick will officiate...
    Elwood Kinder (08/19/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elwood Reece Kinder Jr., 60, of Morehouse, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Morehouse. He was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Scott City, Mo., son of Elwood R. and Pauline Edna Keesee Kinder Sr. Kinder was a 1959 graduate of Sikeston High School and was owner/operator of Nancy's Sweet Shop for 28 years...
    Lamona Backus (08/19/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Lamona Backus, 62, of Dexter died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at her residence. She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in London, Ark., daughter of the late Henry DeWitt and Agnes Braswell Becker. She and Jerry Lee Backus were married Dec. 29, 1963, in Bell City, Mo. He died June 25, 1995...
    Police report 08/19/02 (08/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Daniel E. Jones of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Sunday at the intersection of Kingshighway and Walnut on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
    Fire report 08/19/02 (08/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 19 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 5:42 p.m., a citizen assist at 1330 N. Sprigg. At 2:37 p.m., a citizen assist at 1105 Linden. At 3:06 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1927 Kingshighway....
    Out of the past 8/19/02 (08/19/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 19, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University may not be Harvard, but it is attracting its share of scholarly students; 13 National Merit finalists this fall will attend Southeast, most in school's history; nationwide, there are about 14,000 National Merit finalists, representing best and brightest students...
    Despite setbacks, polio will be eradicated (08/19/02)
    In 1988, 350,000 cases of polio were reported around the world, even though there were no new cases in most developed countries where polio vaccine had been in wide use since the 1950s. Just three years earlier, Rotary International, the world's oldest and largest service organization, had embarked on an ambitious fund-raising effort called PolioPlus to raise enough money to make the vaccine available everywhere...
    Book by first-graders wins national contest (08/19/02)
    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Darlene Robertson, like so many other teachers, faced the enormous task of continuing her class work while dealing with her fragile first-graders at H. Byron Masterson Elementary School in Kennett, Mo. So she took the time to remind her students that they were safe and that the familiar things in their lives -- sunrise, homework and the love of their parents -- had not changed...
    Speak Out (08/19/02)
    Form of punishment IN RESPONSE to the article "Disabled mother evicted over son's drug charges": If evicting the family members of people charged with breaking the law works so well at preventing crime, why don't we do it for all crimes? Grim forecast...
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