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Stories from Sunday, August 25, 2002

Buying a recovery (08/25/02)
The sales tax checks generated by retail spending in Cape Girardeau County are starting to look a little better to H. Weldon Macke, county auditor. For the better part of this year, Macke has watched each month as the bottom line fluctuated from bad to worse as consumers cautiously guarded their wallets amidst stock market turmoil and economic uncertainties...
Sending Old Glory abroad becomes military duty for 'Army mom' (08/25/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Somewhere in Afghanistan, Carol Messmer's U.S. flag is flying over her daughter's Army base. What began as a birthday gift to her husband has become a mission to show support to the military's men and women by sending them flags as keepsakes of their tours of duty...
Barbecue festival draws 31 teams (08/25/02)
Judging barbecued foods is serious business, according to Ruth Knote, judging coordinator of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce BBQ Fest held Saturday in Arena Park. Knote should know. She has been involved in barbecue judging for 16 years. "My husband and I wrote a cookbook," Knote said. "We got into it by accident, by love of cooking."...
Senate candidates pitching ideas on prescriptions (08/25/02)
SALES TAX REVENUE Sales tax revenue reflects actual retail sales from two months prior:CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY 2001 2002 January $468,985 $446,856 February $266,965 $239,180 March $659,927 $676,143...
Superintendent to be on KRCU show (08/25/02)
Mark Bowles, superintendent of the Cape Girardeau public schools, will be the guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Bowles will discuss the new high school and the new school year. The public affairs show hosted by Tom Harte and Chris Schnell airs at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
jazz singer honored (08/25/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Life keeps getting sweeter for Kansas City comeback queen Myra Taylor. At 85, the jazz and blues vocalist is enjoying her biggest burst of popularity since she lit up the scene with Harlan Leonard's Kansas City Rockets in the 1940s -- and the long-delayed accolades keep coming...
Woman uses massage techniques to soothe stressed equines (08/25/02)
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Pamela Rolfs can soothe, calm, heal and even improve a horse's performance with a touch. Rolfs owns On Site Massage and practices integrated massage for horses, as well as humans. "I believe all muscle tissue, be it human, horse or other animal, can be nurtured through massage therapy," said Rolfs, whose business is based from her home. "And I apply the same techniques for a horse massage as I do for a human massage."...
Sikeston teen dies in crash (08/25/02)
Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., teen sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. on Interstate 55 at Benton when the southbound vehicle driven by 16-year-old Savannah Seabaugh of Scott City, Mo., ran off the right side of the road and struck a concrete pillar. She was seriously injured and airlifted to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Man robs pharmacy in Sikeston (08/25/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A man tried to rob one Sikeston pharmacy, then succeeded robbing a pharmacy farther down the road Friday evening. According to the Department of Public Safety, the attempted robbery occurred around 5:47 p.m. at Medicap on North Main Street. Then around 5:53 p.m. there was a robbery at Medicine Shoppe on South Main...
Camp Barnabas creates fun for disabled (08/25/02)
Associated Press/Ryan Hasler Jaci Johannessen, a counselor at Camp Barnabas, from Elk Grove, Calif., explained to Phillip VonGontard, 9, a blind camper, that his drawing looks like a mountain with clouds and a river. Camp Barnabus is a summer camp for disabled children near Purdy, Mo.By Connie Farrow ~ The Associated Press...
Illinois man charged with burglary and vandalism of 13 churches (08/25/02)
CHICAGO -- A Joliet man has been charged with breaking into at least 13 suburban churches and religious schools during a nine-month spree of burglary, vandalism and arson. Jamie Pytell, 40, was charged with felony burglary, arson and criminal damage to property for the crimes in Cook and DuPage counties. He became a suspect when a witness described his car leaving one church, investigators said...
MoDOT to drop urban, rural criteria as funding basis (08/25/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For four years, state transportation officials have endured intense criticism from around the state for their policy of dividing available funds for road and bridge construction evenly between urban and rural areas. Spurred in part by overwhelming voter rejection this month of a transportation tax package, that policy is slated to be dropped...
Family carries out memorial project (08/25/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A monument to prisoners of war and Americans missing in action was dedicated Friday, fulfilling the final wish of a veteran who didn't live to see it. Ben Haynes, who served in the Navy from 1948 to 1970, started work on a POW/MIA Memorial Monument in April 2001, but died of cancer in November...
Program lets ranchers compare quality of beef (08/25/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri farmers can learn more about the quality of area beef through a program from the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension. The Missouri Steer Feedout allows cow-calf farmers, who sell their calves before they reach harvest weight, an opportunity to see how their cows compare with others...
Woman to be buried decade after death (08/25/02)
GALENA, Ill. -- A Jo Daviess County Circuit Court judge has ruled that the remains of a woman found in her son's basement 10 years after she died will be buried 13 miles from where she lived. Mary Albaum will be buried in the rural Stockton-Pleasant Valley area in an unspecified location. Authorities discovered her corpse Aug. 9 in a basement while trying to serve an eviction notice to her son, Ben Belden, 67, at his rural northwest Illinois home...
Illinois arboretum workers search for urban Supertree (08/25/02)
LISLE, Ill. -- It may not be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but Supertree has its own secret powers. It can withstand blistering cold temperatures, attacks from its nemesis, road salt, and it doesn't show up everywhere like the honey locust...
Authorities halt plan to raffle off family deli (08/25/02)
ROCK PORT, Mo. -- State authorities have shut down a northwest Missouri couple's plan to raffle off the family deli. Tim and Kelly Chard were selling tickets on a chance to win their business, the Red Star Deli in Rock Port. The raffle began July 15, but representatives of the attorney general's office went to the deli Friday and ordered the raffle stopped, Kelly Chard said...
Fire chiefs discuss Sept. 11, aftermath (08/25/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The man charged with restoring the security of America's transportation systems after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is asking the country's firefighters for help. James Loy, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, said Saturday that firefighters already know how to train for and respond quickly to unexpected emergencies...
Poll shows Carnahan, Talent in dead heat (08/25/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A poll conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV shows a close race in Missouri's U.S. Senate campaign. The poll conducted by John Zogby will be published in a copyright story in the Sunday edition of the Post-Dispatch and was posted late Friday on stltoday.com, the Post-Dispatch Web site. It shows Republican nominee Jim Talent with 47.1 percent support, compared to 46 percent for incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan...
Sea spray rinses out air pollution (08/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- That salty spray from the ocean gives the air more than a refreshing tang. It appears to provide a scrubbing, too. A team of Israeli researchers reports that, by encouraging increased rainfall, the sea spray helps wash pollution from the air...
Fighting war on two fronts (08/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- The day before suicide hijackers flew an airliner into the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gathered some of his rank and file and declared war on the arthritic, money-wasting, change-resistant bureaucracy -- "not the people, but the processes."...
U.S., Russia resolve trade dispute on poultry exports (08/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- A dispute over health standards that seriously disrupted exports of American chicken products to Russia, the biggest foreign market for U.S. poultry, has been resolved, the Bush administration says. Negotiators for both countries reached agreement on a new veterinary certificate that addressed concerns raised by Moscow, Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, Commerce Secretary Don Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick announced Friday...
Michigan, New York see first suspected deaths by West Nile (08/25/02)
NEW YORK -- West Nile virus is suspected in the deaths of an 81-year-old man on Long Island and a 65-year-old man in Michigan, health officials said Saturday. If confirmed, the two cases would bring the number of deaths from the disease this year to 18...
World briefs 9A (08/25/02)
Central China's lake rises past danger mark YUEYANG, China -- The water level in central China's Dongting Lake surged well past the danger mark Saturday as forecasters predicted a new round of showers could further swell rivers flowing into the lake...
Young fat fighters (08/25/02)
OAK PARK, Ill. -- By now, it's a well-known fact: the nation's younger generation is fatter than any before it, with 14 percent classified as obese or overweight. Dana Jenkins was part of that statistic. An athletic but chubby kid much of his life, he weighed 212 pounds -- 150 percent his ideal body weight -- by the time he was 15...
Peru brain museum becomes resource on cerebral ailments (08/25/02)
LIMA, Peru -- Pointing to one of the four natural holes we all carry in our brains, Dr. Diana Rivas explained why some of her patients get headaches only when they move their heads to one side. She suggests the reason is that parasites camped out in the ventricles bump up against the gray matter only some of the time...
Experimental drug raises treatment hopes and pricing fears for (08/25/02)
NEW YORK -- A new, experimental drug is raising hopes for AIDS sufferers with strains of the virus that are resistant to existing treatments, but the complex manufacturing process is expected to mean high prices and limited quantities. Dubbed Fuzeon by its developers, Roche Group and Trimeris Inc., the drug won a priority, six-month review from the Food and Drug Administration. ...
Human brain wired to spot cheaters (08/25/02)
The Washington Post Humans are hard-wired to detect cheaters, according to new research. Leda Cosmides and John Tooby of the University of California at Santa Barbara studied a patient, identified only as R.M., who had experienced damage to the limbic system, a part of the brain crucial for processing emotional and social information...
Diplomats could lose plates over too many parking tickets (08/25/02)
NEW YORK -- Diplomats who don't pay parking tickets could lose their license plates under an agreement to end a years-long international dispute over unpaid citations in the city. The deal announced last week between the State Department and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office also cuts the number of diplomatic parking spots by about 75 percent...
Man back in prison 26 years after shooting (08/25/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- A doctor convicted of murdering a friend in 1976 so he could marry the man's wife, claiming the death was an accident, is back in prison after the state's highest court ruled that the delay in prosecuting him was his own fault. Dr. Stephen Scher flew from North Carolina to Wilkes-Barre, where he turned himself in to waiting state police Thursday afternoon. He was taken immediately to the state prison in Waymart...
Share your garden with journal in your pocketz (08/25/02)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Odds are many of the best garden writers go unpublished. They're backyard diarists, lavender lyricists, row crop record-keepers, poets among the palms. That's yourself, perhaps private, but with a passion for plants germinating into powerful prose...
New York teacher shortage ending (08/25/02)
NEW YORK -- More than 8,000 new public school teachers, most of them certified, are expected to begin teaching in September, effectively ending the city's teacher shortage of the past several years. Officials said many of the new hires were drawn by a pay increase in a recent contract agreement that raised the salary for an entry-level teacher to $39,000 from $31,910...
Senate candidates pitching ideas on prescriptions (08/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and Republican challenger Jim Talent have zeroed in on how the government should pay for older people's prescription drugs. Both candidates for U.S. Senate are pitching their ideas on a Medicare drug benefit to older Missourians, who make up an estimated 13.5 percent of the state's 5.6 million residents. In a race as tightly contested as this one, support from such a large and influential group of voters could help make the difference...
California outlaws plastic knuckles for security (08/25/02)
Fearing that plastic knuckle sets present yet another subtle threat that should not be overlooked, California has made a law banning them. The law signed by Gov. Gray Davis this past week bans the manufacture, import or sale of plastic knuckles in the state. Brass knuckle sets, which , like their plastic counterparts, are typically worn either to make a punch more powerful or to protect the hand delivering a blow, already were outlawed in California...
FBI finds remains at man's home in missing girls case (08/25/02)
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- The FBI uncovered human remains Saturday in an outbuilding behind the house of Ward Weaver, the self-described No. 1 suspect in the case of two missing girls who lived across the street, officials said. The remains of one person were found hidden in a shed, said Charlie Mathews, special agent in charge of the FBI's Portland office. Teams continued to look under a concrete slab directly behind the house for more remains, he said...
Oldest U.S. person dies at 114 (08/25/02)
SAN DIEGO -- Adelina Domingues, considered the oldest person in the United States by the Guinness Book of World Records, has died. She was 114. Domingues died of congestive heart failure Wednesday afternoon at a San Diego-area nursing home, family members said...
High-tech child monitoring gains interest from parents (08/25/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Given the recent spate of high-profile child abductions, Eric Wasman now double-bolts his front doors and shuts his windows even on hot nights. And soon, he'll arm his two young daughters, ages 4 and 2, with high-tech bracelets he hopes will keep them safer and buy him some peace of mind...
Marine sentenced for bilking money (08/25/02)
SAN DIEGO -- A Marine Corps major was sentenced to five years in military prison for plotting to use credit cards to steal $400,000 from the government. Maj. Darryl Phillips was also dismissed from the Corps on Friday and fined $400,000 after being convicted by a military jury a day earlier...
Florida governor cites 'bigotry' after criticism of agency head (08/25/02)
MIAMI -- Gov. Jeb Bush defended his choice to lead Florida's beleaguered child welfare agency after an article surfaced in which he condoned "manly" discipline of children and asserted that men have authority over their wives. Bush told reporters Friday that he questioned whether Jerry Regier was being pilloried because of his conservative religious views, and condemned a "soft bigotry that is emerging against people of faith."...
People talk 8B (08/25/02)
Damon promoting 'Identity' in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Paging director Ang Lee -- Matt Damon wants to work with you. "It would be a dream to work with someone like Ang," said Damon, star of "The Rainmaker," "Good Will Hunting" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley."...
Media coverage of Sept. 11 anniversary mixes emotions (08/25/02)
Jennie Susan Farrell plans to spend three hours on Sept. 11 facing television cameras, in hopes of telling the world about the beloved brother she lost to terrorism a year ago. By the time Farrell and others convene at 1 p.m. for a televised town hall meeting at NBC headquarters in Rockefeller Center, the network will have broadcast six hours of Sept. 11 commemorations and still have 10 more to go. That's in addition to several documentaries aired in the days leading up to the anniversary...
Saddam's son accuses Iran of backing Islamic extremists (08/25/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- President Saddam Hussein's eldest son has accused Iran of setting up a group of Islamic militants in the Kurdish zone of northern Iraq. Iran did not comment on the claim Saturday. Odai Hussein said the group, "Jund al-Islam," or Soldiers of Islam, has no connection to al-Qaida, the terror group blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks...
'A part of war' Village to receive aid for rebuilding (08/25/02)
KHAK RAIZ, Afghanistan -- Asadullah watched the nightly explosions last year, looking down from his grape and pomegranate orchards in the hills as U.S. bombs gradually shattered his town. The airstrikes on Taliban and al-Qaida forces holding out in the area nearly destroyed this hilltop village, flattening houses, shops and the Muslim shrine that still draws hundreds to pray...
French ballot proposal outrages small parties (08/25/02)
PARIS -- The extreme right calls it apartheid. The Greens say it smacks of villainy. Even a party representing hunters and fishing enthusiasts is outraged, warning of an ominous "end of France." At the center of France's latest political storm is a proposal floated last week by the new center-right government to streamline elections by making it more difficult for smaller parties to make it to second-round votes...
Saudi man wanted by FBI in terror probe surrenders (08/25/02)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A 21-year-old Saudi man sought by the FBI on suspicion of associating with the Sept. 11 hijackers has surrendered to Saudi authorities, his father said Saturday. Saud Abdul-aziz Saud al-Rasheed turned himself in to Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday to prove his innocence after learning of the FBI's worldwide alert for his arrest, his father said from Riyadh...
To save the planet Johannesburg summit offers slim chance to (08/25/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ten years ago, Earth Summit delegates celebrated in the streets of Rio de Janiero. But as leaders of more than 100 nations prepare to gather again -- more somberly this time, in Johannesburg -- delegates admit that little, if any, headway has been made to prevent global warming, species extinctions and other environmental problems...
Many in West Bank prefer to suffer rather than surrender (08/25/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The ruins of the Palestinian Authority headquarters lie near Samir Habib's fruit stand. Dust from the rubble settles on his pomegranates and melons, a constant reminder of the Palestinians' frustrated desires for statehood. Despite the hard response from Israel, like the shells that wrecked Yasser Arafat's headquarters, the shopkeeper said his people won't stop fighting...
In the air tonight Guitar music fans mime it out for Finnish w (08/25/02)
OULU, Finland -- As the red sun set behind the dark fir trees, Zac Monro's guitar solo hit a fever pitch. He rolled on his back on the outdoor stage and thrashed madly with his hands. All without striking a chord. The performance was enough for him to retain the Air Guitar World Champion title for a second straight year...
Iraq to rally international support against U.S. attack (08/25/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq will be sending envoys abroad with a message that U.S. military intervention to overthrow President Saddam Hussein is doomed to fail, the country's vice president said in remarks published Saturday. The comments by Taha Yassin Ramadan to the Iraqi weekly al-Ittihad come as the U.S. administration is considering whether, how and when to undertake a war to topple Saddam, accused of developing weapons of mass destruction and blocking the return of U.N. weapons inspectors...
Buckeye freshman opens with big game (08/25/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett made some history -- and then went on to bigger things. Clarett became the first true freshman to start at tailback in an Ohio State season opener, then rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 13 Buckeyes beat Texas Tech 45-21 on Saturday in the Pigskin Classic...
SEMO exhibition soccer (08/25/02)
Otahkians win exhibition game on late goal On a last-minute goal by sophomore Erin Slattery the Otahkians slipped by Busch-Hulcer 1-0 in an exhibition game Saturday night at Houck Stadium. Saturday's exhibition game was a showcase for Southeast's air-tight defense. The Otahkians allowed only one shot on goal and did not allow a single shot in the first half...
Longer season is product of money (08/25/02)
The longest major college football season ever began Thursday night in Charlottesville, Va., and will end Jan. 3 with the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. In between, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the schools who will play 13 regular-season games -- the most in their histories...
Baseball could be headed for another mystery season (08/25/02)
Tony Gwynn knows full well how costly a baseball strike could be. The last time players walked out and a season was canceled, so too was Gwynn's run at .400, Matt Williams' bid for Roger Maris' home run record, and a magical season in Montreal. "There were a lot of guys having great years. ...
Phillies' Padilla puzzles Cards (08/25/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Vicente Padilla pitched eight scoreless innings and Bobby Abreu and Pat Burrell each homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. The first-place Cardinals remained four games ahead of Houston in the race for first place in the NL Central...
Reds end five-game skid 5-3 (08/25/02)
HOUSTON -- Adam Dunn, in a 3-for-41 slump, hit a two-run homer off Tom Gordon in the 11th inning Saturday as Cincinnati beat Houston 5-3 to end a five-game losing streak. Austin Kearns, who had a three-run homer in the first inning, singled with two outs in the 11th against Gordon (1-2), making his second appearance since he was acquired Thursday for the Chicago Cubs. Dunn followed with his first home run since Aug. 8 at Colorado...
Gordon ends winless skid in Sharpie 500 (08/25/02)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Jeff Gordon bumped his way past Rusty Wallace with three laps to go to win the Sharpie 500 on Saturday night and snap his 31-race victory drought. Gordon, the four-time and defending Winston Cup champion, passed Wallace by driving his Chevrolet up onto Wallace's bumper and sliding past him in Turn 4 at Bristol Motor Speedway...
Offensive-minded Spurrier takes his brash words, controversial (08/25/02)
ASHBURN, Va. -- The letters "HBC" on Steve Spurrier's golf cart stand for "head ball coach." Instead of passing and receiving, he says he coaches "pitching and catching." The new Washington Redskins coach speaks in an aw-shucks, know-it-all style that irritates many, makes him easy to ridicule -- and to underestimate. Then again, he's good at both mind games and ball games, so he likes it that way...
Aussies share lead in NEC Invitational (08/25/02)
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Robert Allenby ticked off the names of players that he let back into the hunt Saturday in the NEC Invitational. One of them stood out in particular. "You've got a guy like Tiger Woods sitting right up behind you," Allenby said after an even-par 71 that left him in a share of the lead, which was about the best thing that came out of the third round at Sahalee Country Club...
Schedule does Indians no favors (08/25/02)
Ready or not, Southeast Missouri State University's football team is just a few days away from opening another season. Chances are, the Indians will be 1-0 by about 9:30 p.m. Thursday after Arkansas-Monticello exits Houck Stadium. The Boll Weevils appear to be a decent Division II team and will have some quality athletes, but likely not nearly enough to pull off an upset...
FanSpeak 8/25/02 (08/25/02)
We're also too hot for TV JERRY SPRINGER in the pages of the sports section and the entertainment section on the same day? You guys rock! Clicking off baseball WHAT TYPE of boneheads are running the major league baseball players union? That they would even consider going on strike because they're not sure if their salaries are large enough ... ...
FanFare 8/25/02 (08/25/02)
Boxing
  • Unbeaten German Sven Ottke stopped Canadian Joe Gatti in the ninth round Saturday to retain his IBF super middleweight title for the 15th time. Football
  • The Eagles strengthened their young wide receiver corps by reaching a contract agreement with free agent Antonio Freeman, ESPN.com reported...
  • Sports people 8/25/02 (08/25/02)
    Your ad could be here Top professional bowler Kim Adler knows how to pick up strikes and spares. Now she's trying to pick up a new sponsor on the Internet. In what might be an unprecedented move by an individual athlete, Adler is using on-line auctioneer eBay Inc. to sell 8 square inches of advertising space on her skirts and shorts to supplement her earnings from the Professional Women's Bowling Association...
    sports letters to the editor 8/25/02 (08/25/02)
    To the editor: I spent the past month helping coach the 14-and-under Heartland Nationals. We had a very good and talented team. The young ladies had fun and worked very well together. The team was comprised of players from Oran, Chaffee, Delta, Benton and New Hamburg. The tournament allowed us to play teams from Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Louisiana. We finished 11-3 overall and third in the nation...
    Scrapbooking captures family, personal memories (08/25/02)
    With colored paper cutouts, family photographs and a few handwritten notes, dozens of area residents are compiling the memorabilia of their lives on the pages of scrapbooks. A survey published by the Hobby Industry Association shows that scrapbooking ranks in the top five craft activities behind cross-stitching and home decor painting...
    Cape Girardeau home has interesting story to tell (08/25/02)
    This home has a number of features no longer found in newer homes. It was constructed in 1908, one of three homes built by the Sheppelman family. Through touches like beautiful woodwork, beveled glass, stained glass, and a dining room light from the St. Louis World's Fair, this home has an interesting story to tell about a time of grace and dignity...
    Activity reduces chance of colds, researcher finds (08/25/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A more active day apparently helps to keep a cold at bay. Researchers who report this also say people don't have to put in an athletic performance to get the benefit. "A regularly active person has a lower risk of getting a cold," said Charles E. Matthews of the University of South Carolina...
    Digital photo frames can dress up your pictures (08/25/02)
    In our homes, a frame dresses up and puts a finishing touch on a photograph, painting, drawing, poster or tapestry. What's more, a frame can complement the image that is within its borders -- if the color and texture of the frame are complementary. If a frame or matte is too gaudy or too brightly colored, it can ruin the presentation of the picture...
    'Fussbuster' tips help get happy preschoolers out door (08/25/02)
    FAMILY LIFE By Samantha Critchell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- At the dawn of every new day, families start with a clean slate. Yesterday's fights about wearing a coat to school and wanting ice cream for breakfast are forgotten and there is an opportunity to have a peaceful and smooth-running morning...
    A peek at spectacular pueblo ruins (08/25/02)
    CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. -- The pinkish-tan cliff soars 80 feet above Una Vida, the ruins of a 150-room multistory stone pueblo built when Europe was in the Middle Ages. Una Vida is what archaeologists call a great house, a large planned public building with distinctive masonry and a great kiva, a chamber used for religious ceremonies. ...
    Chicago offers plenty of sights to see, things to do (08/25/02)
    Take off a few days and spend a long weekend taking in the sights of Chicago and exploring a few restaurants. Better yet, spend a week or more so there's plenty of time to cover everything the city offers in the way of sights, sounds, restaurants and shopping...
    Back-of-the-book answers lose meaning (08/25/02)
    Dad and I got home at the same time that September afternoon, he from harvesting in the cornfield, I from my first week in fourth grade. He had waited at the door for me and stooped to give me a hug. "Look, Daddy. We got new arithmetic books and the answers to the problems are in the back of the book."...
    Numbers don't add up for people with poor math skills (08/25/02)
    Americans are math challenged. We've been that way from the beginning. We weren't sure how many states were in the Louisiana Purchase, but we knew it was a bunch. Growing up, I always thought of accounting as an exact science. Now, we're learning it isn't so exact, at least not at Enron, WorldCom and other giant corporations...
    Opera cancels 'War and Peace' due to cost (08/25/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Opera has canceled a $3 million production of "War and Peace" because of cost overruns and the refusal of billionaire Alberto Vilar to cover the additional expenditures. Vilar, who had pledged $1 million for the production of Sergei Prokofiev's opera, declined requests to cover an additional $600,000 and would not move up the date to hand over his pledge...
    End of 'Friends'-ship? (08/25/02)
    Well, summer's almost over. School's about to start. "Yes," Matthew Perry agrees, "that's exactly how it feels." Rather than new textbooks, what Perry soon would be studying is the new season's first script for "Friends," on which he plays wisecracking friend Chandler Bing. With the hit sitcom entering season No. 9, Perry is almost certainly approaching graduation...
    Student filmmakers hit awards gold with Hispanic drama (08/25/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- An old man, nearing death, longs to be buried in the land where he was born and began his glory years, when adventure and romance were his. Two students produce a short film about this fictional character and find their own share of glory when "A Piece of Earth" takes first place in a college contest held by the TV academy, home of the Emmy Awards...
    Book- Hate pervades culture (08/25/02)
    FREDERICK, Md. -- A new book by two Hood College professors takes on Snoop Doggy Dogg, Eminem, Limp Bizkit -- and President Bush. "Law, Media and Culture: The Landscape of Hate" explores the language of rap music, the Internet sites of hate groups and speeches by politicians...
    'Baretta' TV series ready for DVD release (08/25/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Universal Studios Home Video plans to release episodes of "Baretta," the 1970s detective series starring Robert Blake, on DVD this fall, even though Blake is jailed on murder charges. Blake, 68, is charged with murdering Bonny Lee Bakley, his wife and mother of his young daughter. Bakley, 44, was shot on May 4, 2001, in a car parked near a restaurant where she and Blake had just dined. He has pleaded innocent...
    Paul Funke (08/25/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Paul M. Funke, 89, of Perryville died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1912, at Longtown, Mo., son of M.G. and Louise Springer Funke. He and Ruth A. Rudisaile were married June 21, 1953...
    Keller-Likens (08/25/02)
    Kimberly Michelle Keller and David Christopher Likens were married July 29, 2002, on the beach at Dunn's River Resort in Jamaica. The Rev. Owen Watson performed the double ring ceremony. Larry and Deanna Keller of Jackson, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Kent and Vicki Zickfield of Cape Girardeau and John and Cathy Likens of Columbia, Ill...
    Wooster-Wischmann (08/25/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Melissa Wooster and Ashley Wischmann were united in marriage May 18, 2002, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Johnson performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Patty Main of Jackson and Ron Wooster of Lake Arrowhead, Calif. The groom is the son of Gus and Trisha Wischmann of Jackson...
    Arnold-Turnbull (08/25/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Amy Alizabeth Arnold and Kyle David Turnbull were married July 24, 2002, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Parents of the couple are James H. and Gloria Arnold of Scott City, and Reginald and Anita Turnbull of Jefferson City, Mo. A reception and dinner followed the ceremony...
    Mansker-Montgomery (08/25/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Guardian Angel Catholic Church was the setting Aug. 25, 2001, for the wedding of Kari Nichole Mansker and Jason Michael Montgomery. The Rev. J. Friedel of Cape Girardeau performed the ceremony. Pianist was Dana Lynch of Oran, and vocalists were Calvin Garner of Cape Girardeau and Alexis Anthony of St. Louis...
    Sheeley-Hemingway (08/25/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- St. Ambrose Catholic Church was the setting June 15, 2002, for the wedding of Sara Marie Sheeley and Charles Keith Hemingway. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Cheryl Oberhaus of Cape Girardeau and Mary Jansen of Leopold, Mo. Vocalists were Alan Bruns of Cape Girardeau and Yasuko Yamaguchi of New York City...
    Williams-Steele (08/25/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Sheila K. Williams and Terry L. Steele were married June 22, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. J.O. Frehner performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Delbert and Ruby Williams of Jackson. The groom is the son of the late Leslie "Bud" Steele and Gladys Steele of Cape Girardeau...
    Cairns-Clements (08/25/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles and Jane Cairns of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Cairns, to Jonathan Clements, both of Chesterfield, Mo. He is the son of Donnie and Mona Clements of Perryville. Cairns is a 1996 graduate of Perryville High School, and a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Monsanto in Creve Coeur, Mo...
    Wachter-Johnston (08/25/02)
    NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wachter of New Wells announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindy Lea Wachter, to T. Patrick Johnston. He is the son of Tim and Linda Johnston of Scott City, Mo. Wachter is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Mo., and a 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a bookkeeper at Peoples Bank of Altenburg in Jackson...
    Bodenschatz-Doty (08/25/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Leonard and Jane Bodenschatz of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Lynne Bodenschatz, to Heath Alan Doty. He is the son of Howard and Gloria Doty of Lebanon, Ill. Bodenschatz received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994. She is a certified public accountant and financial services manager at Humes & Barrington, P.C., in Kirkwood, Mo...
    Washburn-Scudder (08/25/02)
    OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Randy and Darlene Bohnert of Old Appleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Marie Washburn, to Mark Anthony Scudder. He is the son of Tony and Vivian Scudder of Blodgett, Mo. Washburn is a 2002 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton, Mo. She is employed at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo...
    Pemberton-Vetter (08/25/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Alen and Janie Pemberton of Charleston announce the engagement of their daughter, Toni S. Pemberton, to Justin W. Vetter. He is the son of Randy and Lisa Vetter of New Hamburg, Mo. Pemberton is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in physical education. She is employed in the Scott County Circuit Clerk's Office in Benton, Mo., and at St. Augustine School in Kelso, Mo...
    Loepker-Schlimpert (08/25/02)
    ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Wendell and Lucille Loepker of Breese, Ill., and Milton and Mary Schlimpert of Altenburg announce the engagement of their children, Christi Marie Loepker and Bruce Allen Schlimpert. Loepker is a 1990 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Breese, and a 1994 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is a physical therapist assistant at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
    Altenthal-Winkler (08/25/02)
    Brad and Karen Altenthal of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Nichole Altenthal, to Christopher Lee Winkler. He is the son of Hubert and Cornelia Winkler of Perryville, Mo. Altenthal is a graduate of Central High School, and is majoring in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a secretary at Ferrell Mobile Homes...
    Coomer-Umfleet (08/25/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Darrell Coomer of Scott City and Darlene Coomer of Dale City, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabatha L. Coomer, to Terry G. Umfleet Jr. He is the son of Terry G. Umfleet Sr. of Scott City and Teresa Walker of Las Vegas, Nev...
    Cotner-Heisserer (08/25/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Lester Cotner of Kelso and Darlene Abshire of Mayfield, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Renee Cotner, to Scott Michael Heisserer. He is the son of Ralph and Debbie Heisserer of New Hamburg, Mo. Cotner is a 1993 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed by Anderson Merchandisers of Amarillo, Texas...
    Reiss-Clements (08/25/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ken and Kathy Reiss of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Reiss of St. Louis, to Eric Clements. He is the son of Donnie and Mona Clements of Perryville. Reiss is a 1995 graduate of St. Vincent High School, and a 1999 graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Ky. She is employed at Creative Management Inc. in St. Louis...
    Police report 08/25/02 (08/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 25 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI John Ikerman of Benton, Mo., was issued a summons Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to show proof of insurance...
    Fire report 08/25/02 (08/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 25 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 6:52 p.m., alarm at 123 N. Pacific. At 7:54 p.m., motor vehicle accident and emergency medical service at Sprigg and William. At 8:43 p.m., emergency medical service at 419 Koch...
    Out of the past 8/25/02 (08/25/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 25, 1992 Cape Girardeau Public School teachers report today for workshop in advance of opening classes on Thursday; summer vacation ended Monday for 887 students in Scott City, and school starts Wednesday for Jackson pupils; students at Notre Dame High School began classes this morning...
    Our veterans deserve benefits (08/25/02)
    By Bob Holden JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Aug. 15 editorial regarding the Benefits Awareness Task Force misses the point. In fiscal year 2000, Missouri ranked 43rd of the 50 states in per-veteran compensation and pension benefits paid by the U.S. ...
    Mayor applauds task force, evaluates suggestions (08/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau's mayor, Jay Knudtson, was asked to comment on the Citizens Finance Task Force that recently made recommendations to the city council that included spending plans and fee and tax increases. The mayor's response includes opening comments and his answers to questions from the Southeast Missourian....
    State argues that no one has right to question governor (08/25/02)
    At Wednesday's appellate hearing on the lawsuit filed by this writer against Gov. Bob Holden, several impressions are worth sharing with a broader audience. This is my lawsuit, styled Kinder, et al. vs. Holden, seeking to nullify the Holden executive order instituting collective bargaining for public employees...
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