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Stories from Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Drawn to Ground Zero (09/11/02)
Three weeks after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Charlie Kent's friend, Jeff Stephens, phoned to ask if he had plans for the weekend. Neither of them had any vacation time, flying was still a scary idea and neither of them had a trustworthy car, but a few days later they rented one and drove 15 straight hours to Ground Zero...
Charges filed in crash that killed 2 (09/11/02)
A late-night summer crash that killed two passengers and injured another now has the driver facing criminal charges. Scott L. Bragg, 32, of Patton, Mo., was charged Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Court with two counts of involuntary man-slaughter and one count of second-degree assault...
Woman gets six years on child abuse charge (09/11/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for child abuse. Jennifer D. Schwepker, 25, pleaded guilty June 25 to felony child abuse for kicking her then-11-year-old stepson in the genitals in January 2001...
Senate approves drought relief funding despite Bush protest (09/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Defying President Bush by a huge, bipartisan majority, the Senate voted Tuesday to provide nearly $6 billion in emergency drought relief to farmers and ranchers that the administration has opposed as too costly. The vote was 79-16, with two-thirds of Republicans joining nearly all Democrats to help Farm Belt states, which many strategists believe will play a decisive role in the contest for control of the Senate in the November elections...
Military recruitment up in all branches since Sept. 11 (09/11/02)
The U.S. Armed Forces all are on target to surpass their enlistment goals this year, and area recruiters say the big reasons are the sluggish economy and a desire for college money -- not necessarily a surge in patriotism after Sept. 11. "Nobody's come in and said, 'We want to do something for our country,'" said Petty Officer Matthew Enos, a Navy recruiter in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Girardeau police officers in training to combat terrorism (09/11/02)
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, steps have been taken to increase security and awareness across the nation, and the same is no less true in Southeast Missouri. "People may think we're in Cape Girardeau and terrorism will not affect us, but that is not necessarily the case," said Lt. Tracy Lemonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Engineering, security, interpreting skills used by locals (09/11/02)
Two weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, 28 U.S. naval reservists left Cape Girardeau for duty on the island nation of Bahrain in the Middle East to help provide security. When the USS Theodore Roosevelt was one of the first aircraft carriers sent to drop bombs on Afghanistan, a 21-year-old Perryville, Mo., native was on board. The first bomb the carrier sent had his words -- "This is for NY" -- scribbled on it...
Counselors see more cases in days after attacks (09/11/02)
Mental health counselors statewide experienced an increased workload following the Sept. 11 attacks, but local counselors say the visits have diminished substantially a year later. Patrick Tankersley, a licensed professional counselor, likened the healing to a rock splashing in the water...
Turning a light on terrorism (09/11/02)
Osama bin Laden wasn't part of the curriculum at Southeast Missouri State University a year ago. But his al-Qaida terrorist network's hijacked airliner attacks on America's East Coast last year have turned terrorism into an academic subject on the Cape Girardeau campus this fall, with 29 students crowding into a second-floor classroom in Carnahan Hall in an effort to understand the meaning of the mayhem...
Officers help out at airport (09/11/02)
Shortly after Sept. 11, the Cape Girardeau Police Department assigned two officers to serve as the terminal's security force. Passengers boarding the three daily American Connections flights to St. Louis must submit their identification to the officers for verification while their carry-on luggage is examined by an airline ground agent...
Local Muslims - 'They attacked our country, too' (09/11/02)
Fourteen months ago, Shafiq Malik and his wife and kids took a family vacation to Washington D.C. At the airport, there were no sidelong glances from other travelers, skittish at the mere sight of him. Not one accusatory stare struck him as he shuffled unnoticed through security...
Essays from our readers (09/11/02)
"Jesus, help us" was all I could mutter to myself. I'll never forget the stillness of that day. I didn't know what to expect next. It took from me that feeling of total security that I had known all my life in being an American. My country was wounded; like the innocence taken from a child. I cried from a place from where tears had never come. I still pledge allegiance to a flag that has never looked more beautiful through my tears.Vicki Ramsey-Winschel...
Americans find shorthand for national disaster (09/11/02)
Americans have always had a shorthand for disasters: Pearl Harbor, Oklahoma City and most recently, 9-11. We've reduced the terrorist attacks of a year ago to two numbers. "9-11 is very catchy. It just seemed to fit the times,' said Carol Scates, a socio-linguistic professor at Southeast Missouri State University...
Displays of patriotism (09/11/02)
As the nation learned of the terrorist attacks on American soil, many people responded first with shock and grief and then with a heightened sense of patriotism and duty to their country. Old Glory flew tall and proud from hundreds of homes and businesses in Southeast Missouri. The Southeast Missourian printed a pullout flag that many residents taped to their windows or doors...
Broadcast media make plans for Sept. 11 coverage (09/11/02)
A few local television and radio stations plan special coverage today on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Most stations are handling coverage through their national networks or syndicated hosts. All the commercial stations face the challenge of commemorating the first anniversary without dwelling on it or taking advantage of it...
Area native escapes WTC collapse (09/11/02)
Submitted photo Susan Hinton, shown kneeling next to the stroller, during a visit to the World Trade Center in this May 2001 photo. Her mother Ann Hinton, of Jackson, Mo., is shown at the far right of the second row. By Callie Chitwood ~ Southeast Missourian...
Travel industry rebounding from attacks, economy (09/11/02)
A year ago, Mark Hill and the rest of the country watched numbly as images of the World Trade Center's destruction flickered on television. Two commercial planes full of travelers crashed into one tower and then the other. "Like everybody else, at first all I thought about was all those people who had died," said Hill, who owns Destinations Unlimited in Cape Girardeau...
Airport security more intense than ever (09/11/02)
Some think the current airport security measures are absolutely appropriate, given the terrorist aggression that was inflicted one year ago today. Others believe the Transportation Security Administration has gone overboard in some of its security recommendations...
Jackson economy not hurt by Sept. 11, leaders say (09/11/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Last year's Jackson Chamber of Commerce Picnic was scheduled for the evening of Sept. 11. It was canceled, of course. One year later, the wounded U.S. economy is struggling. But the consensus at Tuesday night's return of the picnic is that Jackson appears to be little affected by post-Sept. 11 economic troubles...
Born on Sept. 11 - 'Life goes on' (09/11/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- It's 4:30 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, and all is well with the world. Lisa Smith gets dressed for a day that she has been looking forward to for years. On this day, in just a few hours, Smith will have the second child she always wanted but didn't think she'd ever have. She gave up on the idea years ago after fertility drugs failed...
Cattle crowd keeps coming back for more at fair (09/11/02)
By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The SEMO District Fair is a farmer reunion of sorts. Jerry Wolfenkoehler hasn't missed one since 1964. Lonnie Peetz was raised in Jackson, moved to St. Joseph, Mo. He took a vacation this week and hauled cattle some 400 miles to come back because he missed the fair...
Increase in support is target for United Way plan (09/11/02)
NEW CHALLENGE WANT TO DO MORE? Call Area Wide United Way at 334-9634 or visit Web site: www.areawideunitedway.org ~...
Incumbent Lanie Black has fund-raising advantage (09/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Lanie Black had more than eight times the amount of campaign cash as of Aug. 31 than Wayne Petitt, the Democratic challenger for the 161st District seat in the House of Representatives. Black, R-Charleston, reported $37,066.69 on hand at the close of the latest campaign finance reporting period, which covered donations received from July 26 through Aug. 31. Black raised $17,421 during that span while spending $5,499.27...
Cape man faces 15 years on drug charge (09/11/02)
A quarter-pound of marijuana hidden under a car seat has a 39-year-old Cape Gir-ardeau man facing up to 15 years in prison. A Pemiscot County jury found Gregory I. Campbell, 39, of Cape Girardeau, guilty Monday of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The trial was held in Pemiscot County on a change of venue from Cape Girar-deau County. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 19...
Club news 9/11/02 (09/11/02)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
Jetton and Crowell seek leader posts in House (09/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If Republicans win control of the House of Representatives, two Southeast Missouri lawmakers hope to claim top leadership positions in the chamber. State Rep. Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, is seeking to become the next House speaker pro tem, a post second only to the House speaker and often a springboard to the top job. Meanwhile, state Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, is vying for majority floor leader, the No. 3 ranking House post...
Cocaine found on Florida governor's daughter (09/11/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's 25-year-old daughter was found with what was believed to be crack cocaine at a drug rehab center where she was undergoing court-ordered treatment, police said. If confirmed, it would be Noelle Bush's second lapse since entering rehab and could result in jail...
Security adviser role becomes permanent (09/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tim Daniel figured the job would take a year or less. As the first state-level "homeland security" adviser in the nation, the recently retired Army colonel and former Pentagon strategist had planned to thoroughly review Missouri's security measures and recommend improvements to the governor...
Slovenian claims victory in Mississippi River swim (09/11/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- A Slovenian marathon swimmer has claimed victory in his effort at a record 2,500 mile swim -- the entire length of the Mississippi River. "We are in Venice," exclaimed 47-year-old Martin Strel in a telephone conversation from the small river town near the mouth of the river Monday...
Holden calls summit on next state budget (09/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With Missouri's recent budget problems, Gov. Bob Holden is planning a "budget summit" Thursday to discuss next year's state finances. Holden said he has invited members of his Cabinet and lawmakers to a nearby office building to discuss the budget that begins July 1, 2003...
Fighter jets escort Columbia, S.C., flight (09/11/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two F-16 fighter jets escorted a twin-engine jet to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Tuesday because it was unclear whether the pilots provided authorities with adequate flight information, aviation officials said. The plane, a Cessna Citation, took off from Columbia, S.C., shortly before 11 a.m., said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen...
Doctor - Reeve has regained some movement, sensation (09/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Seven years since a horse-riding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, Christopher Reeve has regained some movement and sensation in his hands and feet, a St. Louis neurologist who developed his treatment said Tuesday. The "Superman" star also can breathe without a ventilator for about an hour at a time, offering hope of recovering -- at least partly -- from such "worst-case scenario" spinal cord injuries, said Dr. ...
Kennett class to open Nasdaq (09/11/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- The second-grade students who wrote "September 12th: We Knew Everything Would be All Right" will take part in the opening of the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York today. The ceremony will begin at approximately 9:45 a.m. According to Masterson Elementary principal Elsie Heller and Nasdaq representatives, the best bet to see the ceremony will be on CNBC...
Gustav kicks up wind, rain, but little worries (09/11/02)
HATTERAS, N.C. -- Storm-tested residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks reacted with a collective shrug Tuesday as Tropical Storm Gustav brushed the coast with intermittent bouts of rain and hurricane-strength gusts. "It's windy and rainy. It's not as windy as we've seen in the past," Allen Burrus said as he watched a steady stream of customers buying water, sandwich fixings and milk from his supermarket...
Dethroned Miss North Carolina testifies in bid to keep title (09/11/02)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A beauty queen trying to stay in the Miss America pageant told a federal judge Tuesday that the state pageant gave her the option of resigning or being fired when rumors of topless photos surfaced. Rebekah Revels testified before U.S. District Court Judge James Fox that she not only submitted her resignation, but she also had signed a termination letter...
Disabled rally against Medicaid change (09/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Couching it as a life or death issue, about 200 disabled people and advocates rallied Tuesday at the Capitol to urge Gov. Bob Holden to delay a Medicaid change that would force them to spend more of their own money on health care...
Smith loses to Sununu in N.H. primary (09/11/02)
Two-term New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith lost a bitter GOP battle to Rep. John Sununu on Tuesday, while Janet Reno's bid for the Florida Democratic gubernatorial nomination faltered against a surprisingly aggressive political newcomer. Smith was the first elected senator to lose a primary in a decade...
People talk (09/11/02)
Buzz Aldrin accused of punching doubter BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Detectives are investigating a complaint that retired astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin punched a man in the face after being asked to swear on a Bible that he'd been to the moon. Officers were called to the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive Monday and took a report from Bart Sibrel, 37, who said the former Apollo 11 astronaut had attacked him...
Treasury says efforts to cut off terrorist money are working (09/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. efforts over the past year to financially paralyze terrorists are producing some "real-world effects," including squeezing the al-Qaida network, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. Plans to cut off financing of terrorist groups, begun by President Bush following last year's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, are making substantial progress, but more needs to be done, the department said in a report...
Americans relive a staggering blow (09/11/02)
By David Crary ~ The Associated Press At ground zero, the names took precedence, 2,801 of them read aloud, from Gordon Aamoth Jr. to Igor Zukelman. Patriotic resolve held sway at the Pentagon. And in a field near Shanksville, Pa., grief was partially offset by pride...
A new lexicon emerges (09/11/02)
Some words and phrases that became part of Americans' day-to-day vocabulary after Sept. 11: Axis of Evil: Refers to Iran, Iraq and North Korea, according to President Bush, who accused those countries of supporting terrorism against other nations and trying to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Bush first used the phrase in his State of the Union address in January...
House where bodies were found is demolished (09/11/02)
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Demolition crews using heavy equipment tore into Ward Weavers' single-story home, two weeks after the bodies of two missing teenage girls were found in the back yard. Sawtooth Roofing, an Oregon City company that donated its work for the project, said the building materials will be recycled after the house is completely demolished on Tuesday...
Flight 93 victims remembered at site (09/11/02)
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. -- Friends and family of the victims of United Flight 93 privately shared their grief and memories at the crash site Tuesday, a day before a public ceremony marking the one-year anniversary. Preparations for Wednesday's event were put on hold for two hours as the nearly 500 people walked on the grassy field in western Pennsylvania to remember their loved ones, who investigators believe overpowered the hijackers and prevented the plane from reaching its target...
Threats arise as day of attacks marked (09/11/02)
The Associated Press For the most part, the nation will remember last Sept. 11 in silence, with few sounds other than bells tolling, military jets roaring in tribute and the reading of victims' names. At the World Trade Center, felled by two of the four hijacked jetliners, family members and dignitaries will read the names of the 2,801 dead and missing this morning, an hour-and-a-half recitation to begin and end with moments of silence and include readings of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.. ...
Civilian preparation (09/11/02)
Some advice from the American Red Cross on how to prepare for the possibility of a major terrorist attack: Develop a personal and family disaster plan, including plans for emergency communications with family, friends and neighbors. Assemble a disaster kit that includes water, food, first aid supplies, prescription medicines, clothing, portable radio or TV, and extra batteries...
Committee asks Justice Department to investigate Martha Stewart (09/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to begin a criminal investigation into whether Martha Stewart lied to a House committee trying to determine if she received inside information before selling her ImClone stock. "As members of Congress we believe it is our obligation to forward specific and credible information in our possession that could suggest a federal crime has been committed," the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to Attorney General John Ashcroft.. ...
Poll - Public optimism, patriotism high despite ongoing fear (09/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are more patriotic, more inclined to spend time with their families and very optimistic about the future of the country a year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, new polls suggest. These positive feelings come at the same time they have increasing doubts about the effectiveness of the campaign against terrorism and continuing fears of more terrorist attacks...
World briefs 9/11/02 (09/11/02)
U.S. carrier prepares to hand over tasks ABOARD THE U.S.S. GEORGE WASHINGTON -- Fighter jets flew training sorties over the Arabian Sea Tuesday as this aircraft carrier prepared to hand over its tasks of supporting U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and over Iraq to another carrier on Sept. 11...
Arab station airs more of videotape of bin Laden (09/11/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The Arab station Al-Jazeera broadcast more excerpts of a videotape on Tuesday in which a male voice attributed to Osama bin Laden can be heard naming all 19 Sept. 11 hijackers. On Monday, the station broadcast a portion of the tape in which the same voice, speaking in Arabic, named the four leaders of the Sept. 11 attacks -- Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah and Hani Hanjour...
More than 400 al-Qaida suspects have been arrested in Pakistan (09/11/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani security forces have arrested 402 suspected al-Qaida members during months of raids on hide-outs and heightened security along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Most of the men are Arabs and were turned over to the United States, Interior Ministry officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Some of those arrested are still in Pakistani custody, the officials said...
Security tight on eve of anniversary (09/11/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Nine U.S. embassies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East were closed, and U.S. military bases and embassies in Europe enforced tightened security Tuesday, the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. In Washington, Bush administration officials cited the threats against U.S. embassies in southeast Asia in raising the nation's terror alert to "code orange," its second-highest level...
Iraqi official urges Arabs to retaliate if U.S. attacks (09/11/02)
The Washington Post BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi vice president threatened Tuesday to engulf the United States in a wider conflict if his country is attacked, urging Arabs outside Iraq to respond by striking at U.S. interests all over the world. "We categorically believe that the aggression on Iraq is an aggression on all the Arab nations," Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said at a news conference in the Jordanian capital, Amman. ...
Arafat's group calls for halt to civilian attacks (09/11/02)
The Washington Post JERUSALEM -- A draft statement by senior leaders of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement calling for a halt to attacks against Israeli civilians was leaked to news organizations here Tuesday, and was immediately met by dissension among Palestinians...
Man arrested after alleged cyber-threats (09/11/02)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkish police arrested a man Wednesday for sending threatening e-mails to President Bush and other top U.S. officials that warned they would "choke in flames." Ahmet Burak Ceylan, 27, a translator at an Istanbul computer company, was charged with committing a crime against a foreign dignitary, officials reported. He was freed pending trial...
U.S. allies in Afghanistan at war with each other (09/11/02)
SADAY KANDOW PASS, Afghanistan -- In the rocky hills of southeastern Afghanistan, America's allies in the fight against terrorism are at war against each other -- battling for supremacy over an area where al-Qaida and the Taliban are still hiding. Up to 50 people have been reported killed and wounded since fighting erupted again Sunday in Khost province between forces of Bacha Khan Zadran -- a warlord who has worked with U.S. ...
Why single out Iraq? (09/11/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- China has them. The United States, Britain, France and Russia have them. So do India and Pakistan. Israel likely does, and North Korea may be trying to get them. Nuclear weapons abound, in friendly and unfriendly hands. So why is Washington singling out Iraq in its post-Sept. 11 crusade to purge the world of the threat?...
ND strikes early, wins 2-1 (09/11/02)
Notre Dame grabbed the lead with less than five minutes to go in the first half and withheld a roaring attack by Central late in the game to win Tuesday's cross-town soccer clash 2-1. The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 and the Tigers fell to 3-2. In the first of what should be two intense battles between the two Cape Girardeau schools, it was an innocent shot by junior Blake Urhahn late in the first half that proved to be the difference...
ND softball routs Poplar Bluff 11-1 (09/11/02)
From one extreme to another. Notre Dame squeezed out a 1-0 win over Poplar Bluff two weeks ago. Tuesday, the Bulldogs routed the Mules 11-1. The game was stopped in the bottom of the sixth inning by the 10-run rule. The Bulldogs, who improved to 7-1, banged out 14 total hits...
Kinsey rushes to front of offense (09/11/02)
Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings entered the season with high collective hopes for his running backs but was virtually certain none of them could individually begin to replace last year's standout, Curtis Cooper. So far, the Indians' three primary backs have performed well, as Billings anticipated...
City celebrates silver anniversary (09/11/02)
This month marks the 25th anniversary that the city of Cape Girardeau has been in the golf business. To mark the occasion, the city is doing exactly nothing, which is good for area golfers. That means it will be picking up the option for another 25 years in the business as operators of Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
The 9-11 oasis (09/11/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball will be played here tonight. Yankees-Orioles. It said so right up there on the side of Yankee Stadium. In big block letters it promised: Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Baseball goes on, like life does, though not without a long, sad pause at 9:11 p.m. and an undeniable sense that despite our routines and return to normalcy, nothing is quite the same...
Yanks help playoff hopes with sweep (09/11/02)
NEW YORK -- Raul Mondesi homered and Jeff Weaver pitched well in a rare start as the New York Yankees completed a sweep of a split doubleheader with a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Rookie Juan Rivera drove in two runs, including a tiebreaking single in the seventh, and Andy Pettitte (10-5) allowed one run in 7 1-3 innings to lead New York to a 5-2 victory in the opener...
Cards to put playoff tickets on sale (09/11/02)
The St. Louis Cardinals, leading the NL Central by 5 1/2 games over the Houston Astros, will begin selling postseason tickets this weekend. Tickets for a possible appearance in the NL division series and league championship series will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. Fans can begin forming a line outside the club's box office at Busch Stadium at 6 p.m. on Friday...
Morris pitches Cards to 7th straight victory (09/11/02)
The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Matt Morris, activated from the disabled list before the game, allowed one run in five innings Tuesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3. Eduardo Perez hit a three-run homer and Scott Rolen had a solo shot for the Cardinals, who have won seven straight for the first time since a nine-game streak from Sept. 8-22 last year. St. Louis maintained a 5 1/2-game lead over second-place Houston in the NL Central...
PGA Tour may reduce size of some fields (09/11/02)
Some players have suggested smaller fields might improve the pace of play, although that's not the reason the PGA Tour policy board is considering reducing the number of players in as many as 10 tournaments next year. "It's a matter of daylight more than anything else," Olin Browne, a policy board member, said over the weekend at the Canadian Open. "It's onerous to expect a guy to warm up in the dark or finish in the dark."...
Area sports digest 9/11 (09/11/02)
Southeast volleyball beats Southern Illinois CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team evened its record at 4-4 with a 30-28, 30-15, 23-30, 30-25 win over Southern Illinois Tuesday night. Sarah Frost powered 24 kills for the Otahkians while Bobbi Carlile added 18. Suzanne Gundlach led the way in digs with 24, followed by Carlile with 16 and Emily Johnson with 12. Emily Scannell dished out 56 assists and Jessica Houpt had seven blocks...
Fanfare 9/11 (09/11/02)
Baseball
  • Owning two professional teams is becoming a burden for Tom Hicks. So the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars is reluctantly ready to unload the NHL club. Hicks said the sale of the Stars would help him concentrate more on the Rangers, who will finish last in the AL West for the third straight season...
  • Golf at a glance 9/11/02 (09/11/02)
    Area events
  • Men's individual championship, Caruthersville (Mo.) Country Club, Saturday and Sunday. Three-person scramble, Fredericktown (Mo.) Country Club, Saturday and Sunday. Two-man scramble, Crowley Ridge, Bloomfield, Mo., Saturday and Sunday...
  • Cold soups move meals from summer to fall (09/11/02)
    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- During this transition from summer to autumn, cold soups can be a refreshing surprise for your guests at a dinner party or brunch. They generally are served as an appetizer or dessert. Many soups adapt well to being served cold. Cold soups can be rich, as in the case of cream soups such as potato-leek, or bold and robust, as in the case of gazpacho...
    Cherish your neighborhood restaurant (09/11/02)
    Requirements for a great neighborhood restaurant might include that when there's no food in your kitchen, you'd rather eat there than order a pizza. Other qualifications could include that its food is delicious, uncomplicated and lovingly prepared, you feel welcome whether you're in jeans or black tie, and your children aren't treated like aliens...
    Funnel cake recipe tastes like fair food (09/11/02)
    Once again it is fair time. The Du Quoin State Fair was a tremendous success with attendance records being set and we are right in the middle of the SEMO District Fair and the East Perry County Fair will follow. Nearly everyone loves fair foods and it always amazes me what and how much can be purchased on a stick. For me, it is fun to go and look around to see what the new food crazes are at the fair...
    Aging in dogs depends on size (09/11/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have an 8-year-old dog that I notice isn't getting around as well as it used to. Could arthritis be causing this? I know that 8 years old is not young, but I didn't think it was that old. Do some dogs age earlier than others? What are the signs of aging in dogs?...
    Opinions differ on fried candy (09/11/02)
    Take a moment. Sit down. Go to a happy place in your mind. Try to think of the most decadent, fattening, sugary food one could possibly concoct and consume. The sky's the limit. For instance, I am thinking about squeezing wedding cake icing straight into my mouth...
    Marvelous mums (09/11/02)
    Choosing color, flower shape is most important decision for landscape. The gardener's synonym for fall is the hardy garden mum. I can think of no other plant that the general public would equate with fall to the extent that they do with the hardy garden mum...
    City of Roses Music Festival ripe with talent (09/11/02)
    Dave Mason, formerly of Traffic, a headliner Dates are Sept. 27-29 More than 40 bands will perform at 11 Cape Girardeau downtown nightclubs and on the main stage - a barge on the Mississippi River between Broadway and Themis Street - the nights of Sept. 27 and 28 during the City of Roses Music Festival...
    Autoharp champ plays at Port Cape (09/11/02)
    "Everything I do I do different than anybody else does," he says. Dan Wiethop, Cape Girardeau native, will be playing regularly at Port Cape in downtown and will emcee the main stage at this year's City of Roses Music Festival. After teaching himself to play the guitar and harmonica, Wiethop went on to play the autoharp and in 1989 Wiethop received both the Autoharp National Championship in Avoca, Iowa, and the Autoharp Southern National Championship at Mountain View, Arkansas. ...
    Mystikaleidoscopes - Colorful sign profiles (09/11/02)
    WARNING: It is not recommended that you plan your life around these profiles, but we do hope you find them amusing.
    Untitled (09/11/02)
    By Mix 96.5's Jason Parker Ter'ror-ism' n. " the use of force or threats to intimidate, etc., esp. as a political policy." Let us not be intimidated but let us not forget. Let us not forget where we were, or what we were doing, or whom we were with, or the surreal way in which time passed that day as we looked into our new world through television screens and the windows of familiar places that suddenly appeared foreign to us all...
    Robert Hoyt kicks off fall tour in Cape (09/11/02)
    Redmud Records recording artist Robert Hoyt will kick off his fall tour with a concert Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m., in the Ballroom of the University Center at SEMO. The concert is free and the public is invited. Hoyt has received critical acclaim for songwriting and his distinctive style that has been characterized as "folk/Americana with an edge." His music displays a strong social conscience, keen observation and a refreshing wit. ...
    St. Louis Entertainment Guide (09/11/02)
    Wed. 09/11/02 - Jonathan Baer, Frederick's Music Lounge Wed. 09/11/02 - The Whole Sick Crew, Frederick's Music Lounge Wed. 09/11/02 - Cider, Off Broadway Thu. 09/12/02 - Willy Porter, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Thu. 09/12/02 - The Barnacles, Cicero's...
    The Boys of Summer - Some Good, Some Bad (09/11/02)
    by Tom Edwards Baseball fans have seen some stellar play while recently observing the Little League World Series. Even when it wasn't exactly stellar, it was always inspired and entertaining-- which is more that can be said for the grown up boys of summer...
    Off! the Shelf - 'The Pro' (09/11/02)
    Writer: Garth Ennis (Preacher) Artist: Amanda Conner (Gate Crasher) Inker: Jimmy Palmiotti (Daredevil) Reviewed by Just Colburn and Keayn Dunya When a cosmic watcher gives super powers to a "working girl" on a bet to see if anyone can become a hero, we see how a gritty real worldview clashes with the idealistic views of how a real hero should be...
    Parkers Pick - Jack Johnson's Brushfire Fairytales (09/11/02)
    A.K.A. The CD that refused to be reviewed. About a month ago I had a day all to myself. It was a day to do as I wished, a "play day" if you will. So I slept in, then went to the music store and grabbed two cd's. The Dave Matthews Band's latest effort Busted Stuff and Brushfire Fairytales by lesser- known Jack Johnson...
    A Mantra for the Rock of Ages (09/11/02)
    or "What Would Gwen Stefani Do?" by Alexandra R. Yaremko When in a pinch, a bind, or when you hit that proverbial three miles of bad road with only a fork at the end of the stretch (or worse yet, when the ship starts going down), people turn to a variety of things for assistance, comfort, and guidance. The list of what people turn to is endless. But we all know someone who has used one or more of the following to see them through the stretch...
    Congressional Plot To Ban Toilet Paper (09/11/02)
    By VICKIE YORK WASHINGTON -- This might be a good week to stock up on extra toilet paper -- because wild-eyed environmentalists and their congressional "puppets" are trying to slap a nationwide ban on the stuff! Crusading tree-huggers say the average American uses "literally tons" of toilet paper in his or her lifetime, and the wasteful practice is destroying the country's forest lands...
    Reel News - 'Serving Sara' (09/11/02)
    Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya Matthew Perry: Joe Tyler Elizabeth Hurley: Sara Moore Bruce Campbell: Gordon Moore Amy Adams: Kate Vincent Pastore: Tony Cedric the Entertainer: Ray Harris Jerry Stiller: Milton the Cop Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry, Friends) is in a race with his co-worker, Tony (Vincent Pastore, the Sopranos) to serve Sara More (Elizabeth Hurley, Austin Powers) with divorce papers. ...
    The Dharma Bum (09/11/02)
    by Jaysen Buterin "A flute with no holes in it is not a flute, but a doughnut with no hole in it is a Danish." - Basho... or Chevy Chase Sometimes I really don't know what's more alarming - the fact that they now have college websites aimed at fifth and sixth-graders so that they can start brainwashing kids almost as early as the boob-tube...or maybe Phillip Morris - or the fact that the word "funeral" is an anagram for "real fun." And then sometimes, just sometimes, I'm completely bewildered by the fact that in Bozeman, Montana, there is a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown - if they're nude. ...
    Harold Huggins (09/11/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Harold Huggins, 69, of Sikeston died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1933, in Greeneville, Tenn., son of Talma and Ethel Richmond Huggins. Huggins had worked at a fertilizer and feed plant, and had been a machine operator at Anchor Toy. He lived in Sikeston most of his life...
    Patsy Gibbs (09/11/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Patsy Gibbs, 62, of Jonesboro died Monday, Sept., 9, 2002, at Union County Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Jonesboro, daughter of Harry and Beatrice Boshell Shepard. She and Paul Gibbs were married in Paducah, Ky. Gibbs was a nurses aide...
    Dorothy Tibbles (09/11/02)
    Dorothy L. Tibbles, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of John Paul and Louise Dorothy Messmer Weis. She and Raymond E. Tibbles were married Feb. 2, 1946, in St. Louis. He died March 30, 1995...
    Bertha Koeberl (09/11/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Bertha Emma Koeberl, 86, of Jackson passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Wednesday after 9 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Mo...
    Chester Kinder (09/11/02)
    WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Chester Kinder, age 99, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, followed by interment in Zion Methodist Cemetery at Gordonville, Mo. The Rev. Ann Mowery will officiate...
    Vincent Joggerst (09/11/02)
    Vincent F. Joggerst, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1951, at River Aux Vases, Mo., son of Herman and Hildagard Kist Joggerst. Joggerst was a member of National Rifle Association...
    Rev. Chester Pulliam (09/11/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rev. Chester Lewis Pulliam, 91, of Kansas City died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at New Mark Care Center. He was born June 10, 1911, in Doniphan, Mo., son of Lewis and Flora Pulliam. He was married to his wife, Ruth, for 66 years. She preceded him in death...
    Martin Farris Jr. (09/11/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Martin Luther Farris Jr., 70, of Ullin died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Miller City, Ill., son of Martin Luther and Lena Phelps Farris Sr. He married Charlotte Calvin...
    Cape fire report 09/11/02 (09/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 6:02 p.m., alarm at Interstate 55 and North Kingshighway. At 6:23 p.m., emergency medical service at 605 S. Middle. At 7:03 p.m., emergency medical service at 430 N. Frederick...
    Cape police report 09/11/02 (09/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 11The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kelly A. Jackson, 42, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture a controlled substance...
    Out of the past 9/11/02 (09/11/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 11, 1992 Preliminary plans are being made for First Lady Barbara Bush to attend SEMO District Fair Wednesday; Police Chief Howard Boyd was alerted by Secret Service on Tuesday that Bush may visit fair. Scott Woldridge is doing his part to fight campus crime; Southeast Missouri State University freshman and physics major helped inaugurate new anti-crime program last night on campus; he was one of two students who patrolled grounds from 9 p.m. ...
    Sept. 11 taught us vulnerability (09/11/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Sept. 11, 2001 was the most consequential geopolitical event since the dropping of the atom bomb. Many political, cultural and social assumptions were abruptly transformed. Unabashed patriotism of a type not seen since World War II became fashionable...
    A prayer for world peace and reconciliation (09/11/02)
    For all whose lives are devastated by the violence of terrorism: For those killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for the victims of terrorism everywhere, and for those who live in the midst of conflict and fear, we pray to you, O Lord: Bless us and keep us, O God....
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