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Stories from Sunday, September 1, 2002

Vietnam vets, relatives travel to wall at Thebes (09/01/02)
THEBES, Ill. -- Willie Miller, 54, of Ullin, Ill., squatted down and traced his finger up and down the black, polished wall which seemed misplaced in the middle of a grassy baseball field. The wall didn't seem to match the backdrop of the Mississippi River, the old railroad bridge, the campground and the older homes in the historic river town...
KRCU show to focus on orchestra (09/01/02)
Dr. Sara Edgerton, director of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, will be the guest on KRCU'S "Going Public" radio show today. The show will focus on the growth of the orchestra and its upcoming concert season. The public affairs show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
SEMO District Fair mixes old fun, new excitement (09/01/02)
Organizers of the SEMO District Fair hope this year's event has something for everyone -- from mud drag races, a demolition derby and tractor pull to deep-fried candy bars. Volunteers spent much of Saturday preparing the fairgrounds for opening day. Workers installed new metal benches in the grandstand to replace old wooden ones. Others landscaped the FFA barn or installed bricks on the commemorative walkway...
Trail of Tears holds scavenger hunt (09/01/02)
Scavenger hunters wandered around Trail of Tears State Park grounds Friday night playing a tape that kept repeating "who cooks for you, who cooks for you all." That's the call for the barred owl, one of several types of owls in the area. Scavenger hunter Shelia Saffel of Cape Girardeau said they got a taker after learning about owls in a program Friday night...
Framing history- Television turns 75 (09/01/02)
veryone has a television moment he or she will never forget. For some it's a somber one: For 86-year-old Sydney Richards -- and many of her generation -- it is the 1963 assassination of JFK and the subsequent shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. "I was glued to the television," said Richards of Cape Girardeau. "Everyone was. We were afraid to look away. It was a terrible time."...
McDonald's finds burgers are not king in Belarus (09/01/02)
MOSCOW -- Belarus, the Soviet throwback sandwiched between Russia and Poland, is resisting efforts by McDonald's to turn it into a fast-food nation. The fast-food giant filed a lawsuit in August month in a land dispute with authorities -- the latest in a string of problems it has had since it opened for business in Belarus in 1996...
Pedestrian hit by car near Neelyville (09/01/02)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. -- A pedestrian from Neelyville in Butler County died after stepping into the path of a car on Saturday, the state highway patrol said. The victim was identified as Toby A. Sampson, 35, of Neelyville.
Eight wells near closed nuclear fuel plant found contaminated (09/01/02)
The Associated PRess HEMATITE, Mo. -- Two more private wells near the closed Westinghouse Electric Co. nuclear fuel plant in this Jefferson County town contain chemical contaminants, company officials said. The discovery brings to eight the number of wells found to contain non-radiological contaminants from the plant. Seven of those wells are in a subdivision southeast of the plant, in this community about 35 miles south of St. Louis...
Frugal fishermen Catching trout on a budget is challenging assi (09/01/02)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Penny-pinchers. Cheapskates. Tightwads. Spendthrifts. Go ahead, call Bob Sadrakula, Keith Gann and Don Burns anything you want. All they know is, they get the most for their buck when they go fishing. "It gripes me to pay full price for anything," said Burns, 58, who lives in Olathe, Kan. "To me, it's fun to save money. Let's face it, we're just cheap."...
Audit- St. Louis lost millions from late paperwork (09/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Late paperwork cost the St. Louis City Department of Health $207,000 in federal funds for HIV and AIDS services, an audit showed Friday. Failure to meet reimbursement deadlines nearly forced the city to forfeit an additional $3 million...
Chasing the wind (09/01/02)
LITTLE ROCK -- His car windshield is cracked. The taillights are splintered. The hood is cratered with hundreds of dings. "Every little possible thing on the car is damaged," Scott Blair says proudly. "This car's been through hell and back." It's just one of the hazards that go with being a storm chaser...
Jury awards $8.5 million in suit over child car seat (09/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A jury has awarded $8.5 million in a case where a faulty car seat failed to protect a 2-year-old child in a one-car accident, leaving him a paraplegic. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury awarded the money Friday to Damon Steele, whose son, D.J. Steele, was riding in an Evenflo car seat in the accident Nov. 26, 1996, on Highway J near Fredericktown, Mo...
Scientists- Hunley coin legend true (09/01/02)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The legend that a $20 gold coin stopped a Minie ball at the Battle of Shiloh saving the life of the man who later commanded the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley appears to be true. Scientists at the Hunley lab conducted forensic tests on the left thighbone of Lt. George Dixon and say the bone shows signs of being hit by a Minie ball...
Phillips, Conoco merger unlikely to affect gas prices (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers are unlikely to see changes in gas prices or brand names resulting from the $15.1 billion merger of Phillips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc., regulators and company officials say. The companies completed the deal creating the third-largest U.S. ...
Striking flight attendants to be locked out (09/01/02)
MILWAUKEE -- Midwest Express flight attendants will be locked out if they walk off their jobs as threatened, an airline attorney says. Carol Skornicka, senior vice president and general counsel for Midwest Express, said the airline has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, contending the walkouts would not be protected under federal labor laws...
After nearly nine decades, Andersen no longer auditor of public (09/01/02)
CHICAGO -- After 89 years in business, Arthur Andersen LLP on Saturday ended its role as auditor of public companies. The Chicago-based company was convicted in June of obstruction of justice for shredding and doctoring documents related to Enron audits. Afterward, Andersen told the Securities and Exchange Commission it would cease auditing public companies. It already had given up its license to practice in several states...
Texas priests seek help to keep parishes open (09/01/02)
AMARILLO, Texas -- Few places have been hit harder by the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church than the Diocese of Amarillo, where eight priests have resigned after being accused of abuse. Eleven of the 35 parishes in the sprawling 26-county diocese do not have full-time priests. Retired priests are celebrating Mass on Sundays and hearing confessions, and deacons are assisting with administrative duties to serve the diocese's 56,000 Catholics...
Report cites wasted money in response to anthrax threat (09/01/02)
Private contractors hired to decontaminate postal facilities last fall cleaned up more than just anthrax: They billed the government for at least $50 million in unexplained cost overruns and $40 million for mail-irradiation machines that have yet to be used, federal auditors found...
After Texas break, Bush returns to challenges (09/01/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas - After 26 days away from the White House, President Bush returns today to the nation's capital facing an intense period of political maneuvering and policy debate that is likely to shape the second half of his term. Since leaving Washington on Aug. ...
Tabloid looks for ending to anthrax story (09/01/02)
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- If the tabloid empire of American Media Inc. wrote the headline for the latest act in its own disaster, it might read: "Space aliens search for hidden killer in eerie ghost town!" But for this story, the company that publishes The National Enquirer and other supermarket tabloids wants the bizarre headlines to go away...
World briefs 10A (09/01/02)
After typhoon, two U.S. Marines missing in Japan SEOUL, South Korea -- Typhoon Rusa caused floods and landslides across South Korea on Saturday, killing at least three people after whipping up waves that swept away two U.S. Marines in Japan. Five others were missing in southern South Korea after being carried away by floodwaters, while rescuers in the east were trying to reach people trapped inside 10 cars buried in a mudslide...
N.C.'s Bowles works to overcome country-club image (09/01/02)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- His political consultants said he should have hidden his bald spot in a commercial with a little spray. How about a downgrade for those thick, big-framed glasses? Erskine Bowles said no thanks to both. "They said I look like Harry Potter," he said to howls at a recent Young Democrats meeting at the University of North Carolina. "I told them I'm not changing my glasses, and I'm not changing my principles."...
Weather and tree rhythms may mean fewer pecans this year (09/01/02)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Drought, a cooler-than-expected summer and the natural rhythms of nut-bearing trees will likely lead to a smaller pecan crop this year in Georgia and across the South. "Pecans like it hot," said Darrell Sparks, a University of Georgia pecan specialist. "Last year was relatively cool. You have to have a lot of heat to get a return bloom" the following year...
Jazz great Lionel Hampton dies (09/01/02)
NEW YORK -- There was more than musical magic on stage that day in 1936 when Lionel Hampton joined Benny Goodman in a Manhattan ballroom -- it was a breakthrough in American race relations. Hampton, a vibraphone virtuoso who died Saturday, broke a barrier that had kept black and white musicians from performing together in public. Through a six-decade career, he continued to build a name for himself as one of the greats in jazz history...
Kidnapped 9-year-old boy brought back to his father (09/01/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A 9-year-old boy who was abducted from his father's home in the middle of the night by two men has been reunited with his father, authorities said Saturday. "He's very exhausted from the whole ordeal," said Lisa McConnell, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. "He seemed very happy to be back with Dad last night."...
Ship wraps up climate mission (09/01/02)
ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY -- Great chunks of sea ice knock against the bow of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, jolting the ship like a series of moderate earthquakes. The constant thumping soon fades to background noise as the 420-foot vessel plows through ice floes before its next stop in the Arctic Ocean beyond Alaska's northwestern coast. ...
Asian shrimpers on Alabama bayou (09/01/02)
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- Among the rugged and scraped boats that drowsily rumble down the bayou that gives this seafaring town its name are vessels with names many folks here can't pronounce: Mui Ten, To Giay Bac, Bo Duc. Multicolored, writhing dragons adorn the prows of some, but most of these boats are as sullen and unassuming as the other vessels here. It's as if they're politely requesting anonymity...
Doctor brings medical care to homeless in Pittsburgh (09/01/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Nearly a decade ago, a young doctor dressed in an old shirt and torn jeans started making trips to Pittsburgh's alleys, overpasses and bridge abutments, a bag of medical supplies at the ready. Dr. James Withers took to the streets to start one of the few programs in the country offering street-level health care to the homeless. Braving 90-degree heat, rain and snow, he has treated head colds, broken arms, pregnancies, heart attacks and maggot-infested wounds...
Government starts ad campaign to teach children how to play (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that tracks anthrax and other killer microbes is spending at least $125 million to tell kids, nicely, to go outside and play. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding a national ad campaign to encourage children ages 9 to 13, called tweens, to be more physically active. The CDC hopes to set kids on the path to health now so they don't wind up later in its statistics on obesity, diabetes, heart disease and early death...
Florida's tourism industry making an uneven recovery (09/01/02)
MIAMI -- After Sept. 11, Dezer Hotels saw a four-year streak of double-digit growth vanish along with international tourists and Americans' appetite for taking to the skies. The South Florida hotel chain's occupancy rate, which measures how close a hotel comes to filling its rooms, dropped by 50 percent for three months following the terrorist attacks. ...
Battered Ericsson endures restructuring (09/01/02)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two years ago, LM Ericsson was Sweden's biggest business, the main private employer, foreign exchange earner and bulwark of the stock exchange. Shares of the wireless equipment company, the world's largest, traded at $24 apiece...
Cambridge attempts to hold patents for professors' ideas (09/01/02)
LONDON -- In the quiet stone halls of Cambridge University, a distinctly 21st century battle is brewing over a question that has vexed academic institutions around the world. Who owns faculty members' ideas -- some of them very profitable? Cambridge has angered some of its professors by proposing a very American notion: that it should hold the rights and patents to all the concepts and inventions they create...
What makes geckos stick? (09/01/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The mystery of what makes geckos stick to just about anything -- a question that has puzzled scientific minds since Aristotle -- finally has been solved, according to a new study. The answer involves the geometry, not the biochemistry, of the lizard's feet, meaning scientists may be able to duplicate the same geometric principles to create things such as robots that can walk on any surface in any direction, the researchers say. ...
Night air might be key to cutting smog (09/01/02)
WORCESTER, Mass. -- It hangs in the daytime sky like a dirty curtain filtering sunlight into a toxic gray haze, choking throats and burning eyes. But what smog-causing pollution does when the sun sets is still a mystery to scientists, and one they say needs to be solved if pollution regulation is going to work...
Malongo port is key element of Angola petroleum industry (09/01/02)
MALONGO, Angola -- The heart of Angola's booming petroleum industry beats in Cabinda, a detached fragment of Angolan territory where soldiers from Cuba once guarded American oil men against attack -- by U.S.-backed guerrillas. Within this strategically important enclave, U.S. ...
U.S., Angola ties strengthen due to oil (09/01/02)
LUANDA, Angola -- If not for its oil, Angola would scarcely warrant a second look from most potential investors. Riven by Africa's longest postcolonial war, the country has distinguished itself mainly for poverty, corruption and, most recently, the threat of famine...
Impaired benefit from gardening (09/01/02)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- What do you do when the colors fade, when your pathways are in perpetual shade? If you're at least partially sighted, you continue to garden, of course. Gardening can be great therapy for the roughly 12 to 14 million Americans who are visually impaired, or for those with other disabilities or special needs...
odds & ends 9/1 (09/01/02)
Outhouse built to protest city rules CRESAPTOWN, Md. -- A property owner who thinks state building regulations stink is sending a message with his latest construction project: an outhouse. Gene Pratt said he built the nonfunctional privy along U.S. 220 to protest rules that would add $2,000 to the cost of putting a small office building on the site...
People talk 9/1/02 (09/01/02)
Directors to be honored at Marrakech festival CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Movie directors David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola will be guests of honor at next month's Marrakech International Film Festival. Scorsese, who filmed scenes for "The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Kundun" in Morocco, will be given the country's highest award, the Wissam alaouite, by King Mohammed VI at the Sept. 18-22 festival, organizers said...
Wal-Mart- Dole on cover mistake (09/01/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Wal-Mart executives said it was a mistake to mail a company publication featuring Republican Senate candidate Elizabeth Dole on the cover less than two weeks before the GOP primary. The publication, sent to nearly 200,000 North Carolina residents, was meant to promote literacy -- not Dole's candidacy, they say...
Babbling babies give clues to how brain masters language (09/01/02)
NEW YORK -- Listening to a newborn's plaintive squall, parents hear the hungry promise of a life to come. In the babbling that precedes an infant's first halting attempts to talk, however, scientists are discovering crucial clues to how children master the languages that connect humans to one another...
Judge- Scientists can study bones of man Indians claim as ance (09/01/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal judge Friday ordered the U.S. government to let scientists study the bones of Kennewick Man, an ancient skeleton that could offer rare clues to how the first people arrived in America. The 9,300-year-old bones have been the center of an intense legal battle between scientists, who want to study the remains, and the federal government, which had ruled the bones belong to Northwest tribes who claim the remains as an ancient tribal member...
Doctor says surgery gave paraplegic ability to walk (09/01/02)
LOS ANGELES -- An experimental nerve-graft surgery allowed a paraplegic woman whose spinal cord was severed in an automobile accident to reacquire limited use of her legs, an Italian doctor reported last week at a conference in California. In a 14-hour surgery performed in July 2000, Dr. ...
Jobless rate puts damper on Labor Day (09/01/02)
Many Americans this Labor Day are just thankful to have a job. The nation's unemployment rate is hovering near a seven-year high, and new jobs are not being created as the bleak economy teeters on the cusp of recovery and recession. "To working families, it looks a heck of a lot like a recession," said Jared Bernstein, an economist at the union-supported Economic Policy Institute in Washington and an author of "The State of Working America 2002-03."...
Attorneys- Lindh helpful to feds (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- John Walker Lindh's attorneys say he is telling federal agents everything he knows, and he wants Americans to forgive him for joining the Taliban military. The United States would be interested in Lindh's knowledge of other fighters he met as well as places he had been in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Before his military training in Afghanistan, he spent time in a pro-Taliban border region of Pakistan...
Say it isn't soy U.S. companies challenge Japan's proposal for (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON-- The dark spicy sauce that adds a kick to stir-fry or a tang to grilled salmon is a new source of conflict between Japan and the United States. Japan wants soy sauce labeled, particularly unfermented U.S.-made brands that some food purists contend are only an imitation of the Japanese brew...
Carriers inspecting 1,440 Boeing jets for faulty fuel pumps (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S.-based airlines are inspecting 1,400 Boeing jets to determine if they have a potentially faulty fuel pump that could cause an explosion. In an emergency order issued Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration stressed that no serious incidents have been linked to problems with the pumps, which are made by Hydro-Aire Inc. of Burbank, Calif., and installed since January on Boeing 737s, 747s and 757s...
Disparity exists in organ donations (09/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Christine Frank knew one thing for certain on that horrible day when she was told neither of her teenage sons would survive a car accident. "I said, 'Listen to me now. They are to be organ donors. That was their wish,"' said Frank, who lost James, 18, and Christopher, 15, in 1998. "When you're hit with tragedy, if you're any kind of survivor, you're going to find something to hold on to, to find it made sense."...
Results mixed in removing prescription requirements (09/01/02)
Dropping the prescription requirement for a drug usually means the price comes down and people can treat themselves for common ailments without seeing the doctor. But it can also mean paying more for the drug and facing the danger of misdiagnosing themselves...
Researchers- Jump way to stronger bones (09/01/02)
Something as simple as jumping off and onto low platforms can make a child's bones stronger, and it can be accomplished in as little as 10 minutes three times a week, researchers say. The exercise program requires nothing more high-tech than platforms 4-20 inches in height...
Florida probes possible West Nile infection from transfusion (09/01/02)
MIAMI -- Health officials said Saturday they are investigating the possibility that a 63-year-old man contracted West Nile virus from a heart transplant or a blood transfusion. It would be the first time such a method of transmission was recorded, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All cases of West Nile virus in the United States have come from contact with a mosquito, according to the CDC...
Israeli soldiers take West Bank Hamas leader (09/01/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- An Israeli helicopter fired missiles at a car Saturday, killing five Palestinians including a militant and two children, witnesses said. Elsewhere in the West Bank, a Palestinian gunman infiltrated a Jewish settlement, wounding two people before he was killed...
Gadhafi- No longer will Libya be a rogue state (09/01/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Eager to shake off his pariah image, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Saturday his country is no longer a rogue state and has even detained some Islamists suspected of links with the al-Qaida terror network. In a two-hour speech on Libyan national television, Gadhafi condemned the Sept. 11 attacks, saying: "We have never seen such a horrific and terrifying act performed in such an exhibitionist manner."...
Activists demand immediate action at summit (09/01/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Thousands of peaceful demonstrators, disillusioned by squabbling and compromise, marched to the World Summit on Saturday, demanding immediate action to save the planet and its poor. Inside the summit building, negotiators slogged through a sixth day in an elusive hunt for language to protect the environment and get clean water, sanitation and health care to more than a billion people who live without them...
Germany-No death penalty for terror suspect (09/01/02)
BERLIN -- Germany has told the United States it will withhold evidence against Sept. 11 conspiracy defendant Zacarias Moussaoui unless it receives assurances that the material won't be used to secure a death penalty against him, Germany's justice minister said in remarks released Saturday...
EU ready to compromise on U.S. demands (09/01/02)
HELSINGOER, Denmark -- The European Union showed a new willingness Saturday to compromise on U.S. demands that it exempt Americans from prosecutions at the international court on war crimes. Italy and Britain have already indicated they are ready to break ranks with their EU partners and sign bilateral deals granting Washington's wish...
Private memories On fifth anniversary of Diana's death, reactio (09/01/02)
LONDON -- Five years after Princess Diana's death prompted an astonishing public outpouring of grief, Britain remembered her Saturday in far more subdued fashion, marking a sad anniversary with small, personal gestures and private recollections. Hundreds of bouquets piled up outside Kensington Palace, Diana's former home, far fewer than the thousands that formed an ocean of floral tributes when the palace's ornate iron gates were a focal point for national mourning in 1997...
Crowd enjoys Spanish food fight (09/01/02)
BUNOL, Spain -- Tens of thousands of people stripped off their shirts and hurled tons of ripe, juicy tomatoes at each other in the annual Tomatina food fight, creating knee-deep rivers of tomato sauce on the streets of this Spanish town. The festival, which has its roots in a food fight between childhood friends, is gaining in popularity. Wednesday's crowd numbered around 38,000 -- more than four times the population of Bunol -- and 8,000 more than last year, Spanish news agency Efe reported...
Military raids Afghan police for alleged terrorist links (09/01/02)
MEIVAND, Afghanistan -- The raid of a local police station by Afghan soldiers and U.S. Special Forces has fired emotions in this southwestern town, with provincial officials saying the 170 men arrested were renegades, while residents said they worked for the new government...
Late kick boosts Michigan past Washington (09/01/02)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Philip Brabbs kicked a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give 13th-ranked Michigan a 31-29 victory over No. 11 Washington in the opener Saturday. No. 1 Miami 63, Florida A&M 17 MIAMI -- Ken Dorsey threw for 110 yards and three touchdowns as Miami overwhelmed Division I-AA Florida A&M...
Dove season takes flight in Missouri (09/01/02)
Department of Conservation/Peter Latourette The Missouri dove hunting season opens today and runs through Nov. 9. Missouri hunters' average annual take is 1.2 million doves.By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Today marks the start of hunting season for local hunters with the opening of dove season...
Augusta opponents shift focus to CBS (09/01/02)
Now that the Masters has eliminated its television sponsors, the leader of a national women's group said Saturday she will urge CBS Sports to drop coverage of golf's most watched tournament until Augusta National has a female member. Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said she will not give up the fight until the Masters fades away as a major championship or until the club admits a woman...
Veteran Sauers leads two Aussies at Air Canada Championship (09/01/02)
SURREY, British Columbia -- Gene Sauers shot a 5-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Air Canada Championship. The 40-year-old Sauers, who won the last of his two PGA Tour titles in 1989 and hasn't had a full tour card since 1996, had a 13-under 200 total Australians Peter Lonard and Robert Allenby were a stroke back after 68s...
Astros lose ground to Cards (09/01/02)
HOUSTON -- Omar Daal allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings to beat Houston for the first time in seven decisions as Los Angeles beat the Astros 4-0 on Saturday. Daal entered the game 0-6 in 22 appearances against the Astros, but he retired 18 of the first 19 batters...
Rams exit preseason with health, but without a win (09/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- All Rams coach Mike Martz wanted from the preseason was to enter the regular season with his starters healthy. Mission accomplished. The Rams lost no one to injury in a 23-16 loss to the Chiefs Friday night in the annual Governor's Cup game in Kansas City. The loss ended a winless preseason for the Rams (0-4)...
Indians' OT opener was an ominous start (09/01/02)
It's generally not wise to try and read too much into any one game, particularly a season-opening contest. But I came away from Southeast Missouri State University's 42-41 double-overtime football victory over Arkansas-Monticello Thursday thinking one primary thing:...
Baseball puts the love back in the air (09/01/02)
History was pitching a shutout against baseball last week until the MLBPA and the owners hit a home run in the ninth inning. About 210 minutes away from baseball's ninth work stoppage the players and owners stepped up to the plate and got the job done. Like any professional would. They worked long into the night and that was evident on the fatigued faces that appeared in front of the world at the news conference Friday...
area sports digest 9/2 (09/01/02)
Otahkians remain winless on season SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Otahkians fell to 0-3 on the season after being swept t3-0 by Utah State and the host Lady Bears at the Conoco/SMS Fall Invitational on Saturday. In their first match of the day the Otahkians fell 30-25, 30-17, 30-25 to the host Lady Bears. Senior Bobby Carlisle led the charge for the Otahkians, but was outmatched by the play of Southwest Missouri State's Erin Murphy and Linette White who had 12 and 11 kills respectively...
Cherokees stage outdoor drama of ancestors' story (09/01/02)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- They stumble along the path of their ancestors, some barefoot, coughing and crying as they trudge toward Indian territory. Wrapped in thin blankets, they shiver as they pretend to walk on frozen earth and through icy rivers. Some fall to the ground, as if they are too weak and too sick with measles and dysentery to go any farther...
Indy steak house celebrates 100 years (09/01/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- It's a devilish trick: Take unsuspecting out-of-towners to St. Elmo Steak House for the spicy shrimp cocktail and watch them take their first bite. Even Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has duped his guests into trying the mostly horseradish concoction with the bite that many hate to love, and a reputation that stretches from coast to coast...
Eyes are the focus of fall makeup Neutral tones serve as a ba (09/01/02)
NEW YORK To match the mix of opulence and richness that she is seeing in fall fashions, makeup artist Charlie Green says she's using color cosmetics to create exotic tapestries in shades of green, wine, purple and "mochaccino." The baroque look lends itself to deeper color, she explains...
fall beauty tips (09/01/02)
The traditional colors of autumn might be the reds, yellows and oranges of the falling leaves, but when it comes to color cosmetics, the season is bursting with deep greens, purples and browns. Some of the new colors and products from makeup manufacturers include:...
Two pros share views on digital and film (09/01/02)
"Should I stick with 35mm film or should I get a digital camera and go totally digital?" seems to be the big photography question these days. Personally, I like shooting with both types of cameras -- film for stock- and book photography, and digital for magazine- and newspaper work. For my fun shots, I use a one-time-use camera and a 3-megapixel camera...
Travel briefs (09/01/02)
Sicily looks to burnish its image and attract more tourists ROME -- Sicily's government, determined to quash the image of the island as a Mafia backwater with scant tourist appeal, is launching a major campaign next month to persuade travelers worldwide to come visit...
A rare find (09/01/02)
Homes can be much like jewels. The quality of the gem is of the utmost importance, but setting can determine the overall beauty of the jewel. The house at 2745 Caufield is like a jewel in a perfect setting. This is a 4-year-old structure in an older, more established neighborhood -- a rare combination. The owner will have the advantage of modern design and convenience coupled with a lovely yard and friendly neighbors who have lived there for years...
leaves (09/01/02)
NEW YORK The hot looks for fall this year are all looks we've seen before -- ethnic embellishments, romantic tops, chunky knit sweaters, pencil skirts and suede anything. What makes them very 2002 is how they're put together, says Elaine Farley, beauty and fashion director at Cosmopolitan magazine...
Billboards in space? It's only a matter of time (09/01/02)
The economy may be in a shambles down on Earth, but for $20 million it will look a whole lot better from space. At least, Russia's financially strapped space agency is banking on it -- getting some good old capitalistic cash from boy band pop star Lance Bass who is training for a road trip to the international space station this fall. At 23, Bass is vying to become the youngest person to really space out. He also would be the first celebrity space tourist...
Robert Reed (09/01/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert Mitchell Reed, 63, of Marble Hill died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 19, 1939, at Brookins, Ark., son of Joseph and Gladys M. James Reed. Reed worked for the VIP Industries for several years...
Shirley Klipfel (09/01/02)
Shirley Clara Klipfel, 63, of Benton, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 16, 1939, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Marcus and Clara Johanna Compas Schaefer. She and Lawrence James Klipfel were married June 14, 1958, at Kelso...
Charles McCann (09/01/02)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Charles McCann, 71, of Morley died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomple at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo.
Sharon Moore (09/01/02)
Sharon Kay Moore, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Friday Aug. 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, at St. Louis, daughter of Curtis Jefferson and Florence Ethel Benson Rose. She and Harold A. Moore were married May 2, 1959, at Scott City, Mo...
Hazel Davis (09/01/02)
Hazel L. Davis, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at her home. She was born July 7, 1910, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Roy "Price" and Rozena Jane O'Guin Knight. She and James "Mack" Matthew Davis were married Feb. 8, 1930, at Cairo, Ill...
William Bohannon Jr. (09/01/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William L. Bohannon Jr., 78, of Sikeston died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 19, 1923, north of Sikeston, son of William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon. He and Willa "Billie" Menz were married Nov. 16, 1946, at Sikeston...
Hood-Urhahn (09/01/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Shannon Hood and Keith Thomas Urhahn were married Sept. 22, 2001, at La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by Chris Nall and Geoff Smith of Cape Girardeau and Jill Prince of Jackson...
Weber-Rayburn (09/01/02)
Jill Allison Weber and Joshua Rayburn were married Sept. 9, 2001, at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Weber of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Loggins of Angleton, Texas...
Fehr-Adams (09/01/02)
Kimberly Ann Fehr and Marvin E. Adams exchanged vows April 6, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Valerie Schaefer, flutist was Christina Van Nostrand, and soloist was Mike Renick...
Daugherty-Gladden (09/01/02)
Lisa Michelle Daugherty and Michael Joseph Gladden were married May 25, 2002, at Cape Bible Chapel. Fred Burgard performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Philip Redmond and soloist was Wendy Taliaferro, both of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the bride are William and Bonnie Daugherty of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Joe and Debbie Gladden of Fenton, Mo...
Johnson-Neumeyer (09/01/02)
Jill Renee Johnson and Shawn Lane Neumeyer were united in marriage June 1, 2002, at St. Mary's Cathedral. Msgr. Richard Rolwing performed the ceremony. Organist was Brenda Neumeyer, aunt of the groom, and soloist was Christy Shinn. The bride is the daughter of Joyce Johnson of Cape Girardeau, and the late James W. "Jay" Johnson. The groom is the son of Glenn and Pat Neumeyer of Jackson, Mo...
Goetz-Richter (09/01/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Amy Renee Goetz and Matthew Ray Richter were married March 2, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Mo. The Rev. Walter Patzwitz performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Susan Ludwig of Shawneetown, Mo., trumpeter was Jennifer Zoellner of Farrar, Mo., and soloist was Joleta Ludwig of Shawneetown...
Annable-Hite (09/01/02)
Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church was the setting June 9, 2002, for the wedding of Crystal Diane Annable and Brian Anthony Hite. Bendi Burgin performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Paul and Diana Annable of Washington, Mo. The groom is the son of Judy Hite of Cape Girardeau, and the late Tony Hite...
Banger-Proctor (09/01/02)
BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- Jennifer Lynn Banger and Timothy Scott Proctor were married June 1, 2002, at the home of her aunt and uncle in Winterset, Iowa. Doug Helton performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Linda Banger of Burfordville, formerly of New Virginia, Iowa. Robert and Pat Proctor of Alpha, Iowa, are parents of the groom...
Dockins-Richardson (09/01/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Deanna Dockins and Brad Richardson were married Aug. 10, 2002, in Chaffee, The Rev. Jim Hatley, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony. Music was by Wayne McAlister of Chaffee, and soloist was Becky Bentley of Jackson, Mo. Parents of the couple are Laddie and Annette Bridwell and Danny and Linda Lindy, all of Chaffee...
Bustos-Merideth (09/01/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. John Bustos of San Antonio, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Vaness Bustos, to Kenneth Dean Merideth. He is the son of Mary Merideth of Sikeston and Kenneth Merideth of Essex, Mo. Bustos attended Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio and the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She is a power scheduler at Calpine Energy Services in Houston...
Ward-Hanks (09/01/02)
James Ward of Malden, Mo., and Linda and Willard Cohen of Linn Creek, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna R. Ward, to Justin H. Hanks, both of Eldon, Mo. He is the son of Steve and Marsha Hanks of Eldon. Ward is a 1993 graduate of Central High School, and received a manicuring license from the state of Missouri in 1997. She is employed at Windjammer Spa and Salon at Tan-Tara Resort in Osage Beach, Mo...
Daniel-Campbell (09/01/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Carol Gosche of Benton and Richard Daniel of Oran, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Crissy Michele Daniel, to Craig Allen Campbell. He is the son of Robert and Joyce Campbell of Hazelwood, Mo. Daniel received a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May. She is employed with the family business, Morley Building Supply...
Taylor-Halter (09/01/02)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Dennis Taylor and Cynthia Taylor of McClure announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Renee Taylor, to Raymond Charles Halter. He is the son of Bill and Rose Halter of Benton, Mo. Taylor is a 1997 graduate of Shawnee High School, and a 1998 graduate of Stage One the Hair School. She is employed at Great Clips for Hair in Cape Girardeau...
Goolsby-Weissenborn (09/01/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Leo and Pamela Goolsby of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Dawn Goolsby, to Riche D. Weissenborn. He is the son of Jimmy and Linda Weissenborn of Advance. Goolsby is a 1995 graduate of Advance High School. She is employed in accounts receivable at Schott Farms Trucking Inc...
Bruch-Burford (09/01/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- David and Phyllis Bruch of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Alane Bruch, to Terry Joseph Burford of Benton, Mo. He is the son of Ron Burford of McClure, Ill., and Gerri Powell of Benton. Bruch is a 2001 graduate of Kelly High School, and is attending Trend Setters School of Cosmetology...
Jacksons mark 55th event (09/01/02)
Arthur and Judy Jackson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 17, 2002, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The Jacksons were married Aug. 17, 1947, in the Academy Building at Ste. Genevieve, the home of her parents at that time...
Police report 09/01/02 (09/01/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Michele Andrea Satre, 38, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Friday on a Charleston warrant for failure to appear...
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