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Stories from Sunday, September 15, 2002

.38 special (09/15/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The SEMO District Fair wrapped up Saturday to the hard-charging sounds of Southern rock 'n' roll band .38 Special before an enthusiastic crowd at the grandstand. Concert-goers said they were thrilled to hear something besides country music at the 147th SEMO District Fair at Arena Park...
SEMO District Fair has some new rides for children (09/15/02)
There were a few new children's rides to choose from at the SEMO District Fair this year. New additions to the midway included the Circus Train, the Dizzy Dragons and a replica of The Mystery Machine from "Scooby-Doo." "It seems like there is a couple more rides that appeal to kids 5 and under," said James Kerber of Cape Girardeau on Saturday, the last day of the fair. "And it seems like they are letting them ride a little longer than they used to."...
Firms in industrial park not drinking city water yet (09/15/02)
Industrial businesses on Nash Road now have city drinking water. But they're not ready to put the water where their mouths are. Cape Girardeau city planner Kent Bratton told the planning and zoning commission Wednesday night that the industrial park on Nash Road now has potable water. It was a project Bratton said the city has been working toward since 1975...
Gore's son, 19, given DUI ticket by military police (09/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- The 19-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore has been ticketed for driving under the influence near a military base, a Gore family spokesman confirmed Saturday. Albert Gore III, who attends Harvard University, was pulled over and ticketed by military police in the early hours of Sept. 5 just outside Fort Myer in suburban Virginia, but was not taken into custody...
Rep. Emerson on KRCU show today (09/15/02)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will be the guest on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show on Sunday. The 8th District congresswoman will be interviewed on issues ranging from the economy to potential war with Iraq. The public affairs show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Checking the MAP Local districts received their spring Missouri (09/15/02)
After five years of Missouri Assessment Program testing, public school districts are finding the state's annual goal of increasing the number of satisfactory students while lifting low-performing children out of the bottom scoring levels is a tough one to maintain...
MAP scores (09/15/02)
STATEWIDE Social studies 4th grade Test takers in 2002: 71,144Percentage proficient/advanced 1999 2000 2001 2002 26 37.7 41.8 40.18th grade Test takers in 2002: 67,772Percentage proficient/advanced 1999 2000 2001 2002...
Federal screeners start Tuesday at Lambert Field (09/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Travelers at Lambert Field's main terminal will be checked by federal security screeners beginning Tuesday morning. At the same time, federal screeners will not be coming to Kansas City International Airport at all. Congress set a Nov. 19 deadline for having federal employees do the screening at most airports...
Illinois farm featured in Smithsonian exhibit (09/15/02)
WATERMAN, Ill. -- The DeKalb County farm of Joel and Adela Rissman is being seen by people all over the country, thanks to a traveling exhibit put together by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit, "Listening to The Prairie," tells the stories of four farming families, including the Rissmans, who use progressive farming methods...
Attendance at wildlife museum less than expected in its first (09/15/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Although the Wonders of Wildlife Museum will attract about one-third fewer visitors than anticipated this year, officials say the museum is not in financial trouble. When planning for the museum's opening in November, the museum anticipated attracting 900,000 visitors to its outdoor-themed exhibits...
UM presidential speculation a matter of political dominoes (09/15/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The mention of Attorney General Jay Nixon as a prospective president for the University of Missouri has set off a speculative game of teetering political dominoes. Gov. Bob Holden could be the kingmaker. That's because the governor is empowered to name an attorney general if his fellow Democrat Nixon steps down before his four-year term ends in January 2005...
A changing mission Caregivers meet new needs as young AIDS pati (09/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Eleven years ago, all Mildred Jamison wanted was to change diapers for babies with HIV. Now the St. Louis grandmother worries whether her teenagers will return in time for curfew. Jamison established Faith House to care for the youngest AIDS victims, but March was the last time the Missouri Department of Family Services placed one such child in her care...
Carnahan offers four potential Senate debates (09/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan offered Friday to debate her Republican challenger, former Congressman Jim Talent, in four debates, three of which would be televised. But with the exception of one debate, an Oct. 24 media-sponsored faceoff in Columbia, Mo., Carnahan's offer is just that, an offer. A spokesman for Talent's campaign said they have not agreed to dates and times for the other three meetings suggested Friday by Carnahan's campaign...
'Widow makers' give view of ancient plants (09/15/02)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Old-time coal miners called them "widow makers." They are hard mineral formations that cropped up in seams of coal, damaged mining equipment and sometimes dropped from a mine roof onto the head of an unfortunate miner. But University of Illinois Professor Tom Phillips, who knew the formations as "coal balls," saw something more than nuisance and danger in them. ...
New constitution possible for state after Nov. 5 vote (09/15/02)
GOVERNING MISSOURI By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Since becoming a state 181 years ago, Missouri has had four constitutions. If voters give the go ahead in November, the state could be on the path toward its fifth...
Constitutional convention debate likely would be heated (09/15/02)
POINTS FOR DEBATE By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If Missourians were to call a constitutional convention, a number of provisions in the current document would be likely targeted for elimination or major alteration...
Panel suggests disbanding East St. Louis school board (09/15/02)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A state oversight panel wants to dismantle the East St. Louis school board and replace it with one appointed by the state in an unusual proposal that would also slash local property taxes. Under the proposal, residents of East St. ...
Single-engine plane crashes in Osage County (09/15/02)
KOELTZTOWN, Mo. -- There were no survivors in the Saturday crash of a small plane in Osage County, southeast of Jefferson City, Mo., authorities said. It was not known how many people were aboard, said Sgt. Paul Reinsch, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Reinsch said authorities didn't know where the plane left from nor its destination...
Bees thirst for nectar in drought (09/15/02)
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The drought that's withering plants and wildflowers where Alan Mikolich raises thousands of bees is pushing him out of the honey business. With summer production nearly at an end, Mikolich said his bees have produced about 40,000 pounds of the gooey, golden syrup this year. That's down from about 60,000 pounds three years ago...
CDC- Americans living longer (09/15/02)
Los Angeles Times Americans are living longer than ever before and infant mortality is at a record low, according to a new report on the state of the nation's health by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For instance, the average life expectancy at birth is now nearly 77 years, up from 47 a century ago. Today, the life expectancy is 74 years for men and nearly 80 for women, according to preliminary numbers...
Bishops' plan for abusers in trouble (09/15/02)
The reforms were meant to restore trust and end a crisis. But three months after America's Roman Catholic bishops promised to aggressively discipline priests who molest children, resistance to their policy is intensifying and the plan could be coming undone...
Man accused of burning money held in Sweden (09/15/02)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- An American passenger was briefly detained after allegedly burning dollar bills on a flight from Newark, N.J. to Stockholm, Swedish police said. The American, whose name was not disclosed, was handcuffed by police outside the gate after the Scandinavian Airlines System flight landed at Arlanda International Airport on Friday. He was released pending further questioning of witnesses, Prosecutor Tomas Torne said...
Boeing faces morale challenges as union fails to strike (09/15/02)
RENTON, Wash. -- If voting had turned out just a little differently, Mike Bonner would have been holding a strike sign Saturday instead of a bag full of shirts bearing The Boeing Co. logo. Bonner, an inspector at the aerospace company's commercial-jet factory factory here, was shopping at a company store sale during a break from work...
Republican incumbent draws anger over comments about NRA escort (09/15/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Republican candidate for Congress is offering campaign volunteers extra protection for their forays into immigrant neighborhoods -- escorts from the National Rifle Association. Democrats said the move by incumbent Rep. Robin Hayes' campaign is an insult to residents, and held a rally Saturday in their support...
Man calls his detention in terror scare an injustice (09/15/02)
NAPLES, Fla. -- One of three men detained after a terror scare on a Florida highway said the experience was an injustice that should never be repeated. "I learned that injustice, regardless against whom, is wrong," Ayman Gheith said in an interview late Friday on CNN. "It is against us today, tomorrow it could be against you."...
ACLU leader says rights in danger (09/15/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Restrictions on civil liberties adopted after Sept. 11 could persist for many years, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union said Saturday. "This is really about deciding what type of country we want to live in," said Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU. "This is about nothing less than core American values."...
Enthusiasts hooked on camping, with some luxury (09/15/02)
WESTMINSTER, Md. -- A backache from sleeping on the ground can lead an aging nature lover ultimately to this: 38 feet of fiberglass, steel and custom oak cabinetry on wheels. The Holiday Rambler Endeavor Diesel has two televisions, two air conditioners and two owners, Paul and Bernice Beard, retirees in their 70s who are quick to point out that they're RVers, not campers...
Brooklyn workshop builds merry-go-rounds (09/15/02)
NEW YORK -- In a vaulted warehouse in a gritty stretch of Brooklyn, grinning fiberglass horses stand in the corners, vibrantly colored wooden panels hang off the walls, the smell of paint and dust fills the air. At the Fabricon Carousel Company, the workday is in full swing...
odds and ends 9/15 (09/15/02)
Woman finds baby sea turtle with 2 heads NAPLES, Fla. -- What started as a routine day for sea turtle monitor Mary Toro turned out to be one of her most memorable -- after she found a baby turtle with two heads. "I was shocked. I couldn't believe it," Toro said after finding the creature Thursday morning near Naples Cay...
Plans to return species to wild face setbacks (09/15/02)
The Associated Press It is considered their best chance at survival and, sometimes, their last. When habitat restoration alone won't sustain them, when there are so few creatures left that the odds of natural recovery are slim, establishing a new population of animals in the wild becomes the lifesaving solution for many of the nation's most imperiled species...
Bush- U.S. gains in war on terrorism (09/15/02)
Arrests this week in Pakistan New York state praised as progress By Larry Margasak ~ The Associated Press The Bush administration Saturday hailed anti-terrorism arrests from suburban Buffalo, N.Y., to Karachi, Pakistan, and promised to tighten the noose on al-Qaida and the terrorism cells it supports...
Fishing ban aims to aid bottom fish (09/15/02)
The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. -- Federal regulators banned commercial trawling off much of Washington, Oregon and California in an effort to avoid the decimation of several bottom fish species. The action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council late Friday is the strictest regulation ever of West Coast fishing -- and comes as coastal economies are hobbled by restrictions on logging and salmon fishing...
Smallpox vaccine plan begins with health workers (09/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- Smallpox vaccine would be offered to hospital emergency workers and slowly extended to other doctors, nurses, police and, eventually, the general public, under a Bush administration plan in the final stages of development. The plan would begin vaccinations for those at the greatest risk of contacting a patient with the highly contagious disease. ...
Tropical storm Hanna spreads heavy rain across dry Southeast (09/15/02)
Tropical Storm Hanna poured up to 5 inches of rain in coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Saturday before moving inland and spreading rain across the Southeast. A swimmer in Florida disappeared in rough surf and was presumed drowned. The storm came ashore in Mobile County with 50 mph winds but by afternoon was downgraded to a tropical depression with winds dropping to 30 mph...
Defense, security hold high places in U.S. Senate race (09/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- In the year since terrorist hijackers crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Sen. Jean Carnahan has visited Afghanistan to meet with political leaders and U.S. troops. Republican challenger Jim Talent has stood alongside a president who credits him with helping to strengthen national defense...
Warming up for a move (09/15/02)
In Alaska, an ancestral island home falls victim to global warming By Joseph B. Verrengia The Associated Press SHISHMAREF, Alaska -- Stripped to his shirt sleeves on a desolate polar beach, the Inupiat Eskimo hunter gazes over his Arctic world...
Paralyzed Russian seeks end in case against U.S. diplomat (09/15/02)
MOSCOW -- On a Tuesday night in 1998, 23-year-old part-time student Alexander Kashin flagged down a ride on one of the main streets of Russia's Pacific port of Vladivostok. Shortly after he took his seat, he saw a car coming toward his at right angles, he tensed and lost consciousness...
U.S. group lands in Iraq criticizing threats of war (09/15/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- It would be immoral for America to attack Iraq without provocation, a former U.S. senator said here Saturday. James Abourezk, who used to represent South Dakota in the senate, was speaking to reporters after he, Democratic West Virginia Rep. Nick Rahall and two other Americans met with Iraqi Health Minister Omed Medhat Mubarak...
Earthquake hits India's southeast (09/15/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- A strong earthquake hit India's southeast early Saturday, killing at least two and damaging homes on the Andaman islands, officials said. The epicenter of the magnitude-6 tremor was in the sea some 1,500 miles southeast of the Indian capital, said J.L. Gautam, an official at the New Delhi Meteorology Department. The first tremor was at 3:59 a.m. and was followed by several aftershocks...
Robot to explore mystery of Egypt's Great Pyramid (09/15/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A robot the size and shape of a child's toy train is exploring one of the enduring questions of Egypt's Great Pyramid: What lies at the end of a shaft first discovered by explorers in the 19th century? Engineers from the Boston firm iRobot and researchers from National Geographic and the Egyptian government's Supreme Council of the Antiquities showed the robot to reporters Friday. ...
Bush to Palestinian official- Statehood will end suffering (09/15/02)
JERUSALEM -- In his first-ever discussion with a Palestinian Authority official, President Bush said statehood is a prerequisite for ending Palestinian suffering, the official said Saturday. Bush met several times with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon but has refused to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat or his aides, calling his regime corrupt and linked to terror. In a June speech, Bush called for Arafat's ouster...
Italians rally against prime minister (09/15/02)
Los Angeles Times ROME - About 200,000 people rallied in one of Rome's biggest squares Saturday to blast Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for what the protesters view as his rewriting of Italian laws to save himself from criminal punishment on corruption charges...
Liberia lifts state of emergency (09/15/02)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- President Charles Taylor lifted the state of emergency he imposed eight months ago, declaring Saturday that the rebel insurrection against his government had been all but crushed. Taylor made the announcement in a nationally broadcast speech in which he also ended a ban on political rallies, imposed earlier this year as the 2003 presidential elections drew near...
Key to Hamburg al-Qaida cell may lie with Ramzi Binalshibh (09/15/02)
HAMBURG, Germany -- Germany's investigation into the Hamburg suicide hijackers after the Sept. 11 attacks kept returning to one man: Ramzi Binalshibh. Prosecutors here -- and elsewhere -- are convinced he holds the key to the details of how the al-Qaida cell in this northern port town operated so chillingly efficiently...
Police recount capturing planner of attacks on U.S. (09/15/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- It was still dark when the small squad of intelligence agents began staking out the apartment block where suspected al-Qaida members had been living for several months. Lightly armed, they decided to wait until daylight. Fewer than 20 men, the agents and a backup unit of Pakistani police made their move at midmorning, easily capturing two men...
Britain challenges U.N. to stand up to Iraq (09/15/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Britain challenged the United Nations on Saturday to stand up to Iraq's defiance of Security Council resolutions, echoing the demand issued by President Bush under threat of unilateral U.S. military attack. "We have not just an interest but a responsibility to ensure that Iraq complies fully with international law," British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told the 190-nation General Assembly. ...
With no threat of a rally, Oakville takes tournament over Notre (09/15/02)
After finishing second in the B.A. Sports High School Volleyball Tournament for the second straight year, Notre Dame players were left pondering the paradox of rally scoring. As the Bulldogs found in the gold-bracket final Saturday evening, it's hard to stage a rally in rally scoring...
Ste. Genevieve defeats Perryville 38-0 (09/15/02)
ST. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Ste. Genevieve got a handle on Perryville (0-2) early, putting the game in the books by halftime. The Dragons went on to win 38-0 Friday night. Derrick Wolk scored twice for St. Genevive on touchdown runs and Brad Arnold threw three touchdown passes. Matt Vader had two touchdown catches...
Park Hills Central deals St. Vincent a shutout (09/15/02)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- St. Vincent gave up its first touchdown with 42 seconds left in the first quarter Friday, the first of several scores by Park Hills Central in St. Vincent's 30-0 loss Friday. Jake Johnson ran the football 15 yards into the end zone to score Central's second touchdown with 9:28 left in the half. The conversion didn't connect for Central, making the score 12-0...
PB takes title in Kelly cross country meet (09/15/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ross McDonald led the way as the Poplar Bluff boys won the Kelly Invitational with 21 points on Saturday. McDonald covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:54 to finish six seconds ahead of Notre Dame's Adam Critchlow, who ran the fastest 5K in Notre Dame history to help the Bulldogs to second place...
Friday's prep football scores 9/13/02 (09/15/02)
AROUND THE REGION Cape Girardeau Central 31, New Madrid Co. Central 0 Rockwood Summit 18, Jackson 0 Sikeston 24, Charleston 6 Blytheville, Ark., 42, Poplar Bluff 6 Kennett 40, Caruthersville 27 Gosnell, Ark., 28, Dexter 7 Portageville 39, Scott City 0...
Eastern Michigan rallies in Indians' first defeat (09/15/02)
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Deja vu. A little more than a year after Eastern Michigan converted on fourth down and scored a late touchdown to beat Southeast Missouri State University's football team, the Division I-A Eagles did it again to the Division I-AA Indians on Saturday...
Acts of kindness- Indians are improved, EMUcoach, QB insist (09/15/02)
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Coming from one of the nation's worst Division I-A football teams, it's hard to know how much stock should be put in the comments. But Eastern Michigan coach Jeff Woodruff and Eagles quarterback Troy Edwards both said following Saturday's 35-32 comeback win over Southeast Missouri State University that the Indians (2-1) should look forward to plenty more wins this season...
Familiar look-Knight leads Trail of Tears Triathlon finish (09/15/02)
A familiar face led the pack in Saturday's Trail of Tears Triathlon. Barry Knight of Paducah, Ky., a former runner at Murray State University, finished in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 25 seconds to win the overall title, more than two minutes ahead of last year's winning time...
Cardinals escape a late-game jam, slip past Astros (09/15/02)
HOUSTON -- Every move the Cardinals make is pushing the Houston Astros farther out of the NL Central race. Woody Williams showed no ill effects from a strained muscle in his left side, pitching seven scoreless innings for his third straight victory as St. Louis extended its NL Central lead with a 2-1 victory over Houston on Saturday...
Rams confident offense won't be problem (09/15/02)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The last two games, counting their Super Bowl loss, the St. Louis Rams' prolific offense has been curiously quiet. The New York Giants will try to make it three in a row on Sunday, not that they're at all confident the NFL has finally figured out how to stop Mike Martz's mad schemes...
Indians not short on drama (09/15/02)
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Southeast Missouri State University might not be a dominant football team this year. In fact, the Indians almost certainly aren't. But it would probably be difficult to find a more resilient and mentally tough squad anywhere in the country than the Indians, who came ever-so-close Saturday night to what might have been the biggest win in the program's history...
Sports letters to the editor 9/15/02 (09/15/02)
To the editor: I would like to voice my concerns of discrimination to Chicago Bears fans across the Heartland showcased by Fox 23/WB 49 on Sunday during the first week of the NFL season. The Bears, who made a habit of winning dramatic games last season, were driving into Minnesota Vikings territory with less than two minutes left in the game, when the Bears game was dropped in favor of covering the St. ...
Area digest 9/15/02 (09/15/02)
Southeast drops final Jayhawk Classic LAWERENCE, Kan.--Southeast (5-7) dropped its final match of the Jayhawk Classic 31-29, 30-28, 30-21, to Marquette on Saturday. Emily Johnson led the way with 13 kills. Bobbi Carlisle was solid again with 12 kills, and Sarah Frost put up 12 kills as well...
FanSpeak 9/15/02 (09/15/02)
Spread your coverage I GO online daily to check area news and sports information, but according to your high school sports section Notre Dame is the only high school that matters! I'm from Dexter and have yet to hear anything whatsoever regarding any Dexter sports or any others in our area for that matter...
FanFare 9/15/02 (09/15/02)
Baseball
  • Former All-Star outfielder Albert Belle is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday after being arrested on DUI and other charges last Saturday night, police said. Belle, 36, was pulled over after a police officer said he saw a 2003 Rolls Royce Bentley weaving on a north Scottsdale street and traveling 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit...
  • Flowers, spice and everything nice in fragrance harvest Women (09/15/02)
    NEW YORK The fragrances for fall are complex -- just like the women and men who are targeted to wear them. The final products are blends of fresh florals, exotic spices and smells from everyday life, such as grass and even cotton. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who adds T Girl to his lineup of fragrance offerings, describes his latest perfume as "a walk through wildflowers."...
    No lye (09/15/02)
    Soap-making, a 2,000-year-old craft, gets a fresh start By Sandra L. Walsh ~ St. Joseph News-Press ST. JOSEPH, Mo. eople are throwing convenience out the door and replacing it with a 2,000-year-old craft -- soap making. When St. Joseph resident Wanda Fisher isn't bottling homemade elderberry wine, harvesting honey, making candles or catching 7 1/2-pound bass, she's making soap...
    Urban garden has views of Boston and taste of history (09/15/02)
    BOSTON -- Some come for the parks and beaches, ocean breezes, walking trails and views of the city and harbor. Others come to appreciate the history of a fort that once protected the city. For one reason or another, about 1 million people a year visit Castle Island at the eastern edge of the city's South Boston neighborhood...
    Travel briefs (09/15/02)
    New York City testing high-tech video systems inside taxis NEW YORK -- For many New York City taxi passengers, the view out their windows usually provides plenty of entertainment. Now there's something to see inside the cabs. The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission has launched a test program to place video screens inside taxis. The videos offer information on cultural and sporting events, museum exhibits, concerts, movie listings, restaurant reviews and other helpful information...
    Attractive accommodations Jackson house has cathedral ceilings, (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. When life seems to always have unexpected turns, the right home can be like a shelter from the storm. This house has the feel of a comforting shelter, sturdy in its brick exterior, and soft as grandmother's quilt on the inside. The entrance features a handsome door with frosted glass and sidelights, the foyer immediately moving into the rest of the home. To the left is a formal dining room that is perfect for special family dinners and entertaining friends...
    Cover crops help care for your garden's soil (09/15/02)
    Here's a riddle: What will weed and till your soil as well as feed your plants? If you answered "me," you are right. But there is also another answer, and that is "cover crop," which is a plant grown primarily and temporarily for soil improvement...
    6-year-old daughter turns bathing into marathon sport (09/15/02)
    I'm all for soap and water. But I never thought of bathing as a marathon sport. That is until now. Our 6-year-old, Bailey, has turned bathing into a major endeavor. She can't take a quick bath. To her, it's a water sport that routinely goes into extra innings...
    Dennis Farina's playing for laughs on 'In-Laws' show (09/15/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- While Dennis Farina's most memorable roles are tough cops -- or criminals -- he's no stranger to comedy. "I think there is something very nice about going to work to try to make people laugh," he says. Yes, it's nice work if you can get it, and the 58-year-old actor's got it now in his first sitcom -- the new NBC cross-generational comedy "In-Laws." The series premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m...
    Psychologist Dr. Phil flying solo (09/15/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Phil strides out onto a sleekly decorated set, a rousing Shania Twain tune blasting from video monitors behind him and a cheering audience before him. As the applause and strains of "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" ebb, it takes just moments for Phillip C. McGraw, psychologist, best-selling author and Oprah Winfrey sidekick, to strike...
    William Shirrell (09/15/02)
    ZALMA, Mo. -- William "Bill" Shirrell, 71, of Zalma died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 21, 1931, at Zalma, son of Phynnie and Dovie Hedrick Shirrell. He and Carolyn Thurston were married Jan. 28, 1955, at Hernando, Miss. He was a retired sawmill worker. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army...
    Freddie Ashley (09/15/02)
    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Freddie L. Ashley, 74, of West Frankfort and formerly of Jonesboro, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. He was born July 5, 1928, at Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Arthur and Dona Godwin Ashley. He was a disabled veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
    Wilmer DuBois (09/15/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilmer V. DuBois, 73, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1929, in Perry County, Mo., son of Leo V. and Magdalene Mary Weber DuBois. He and Esther May Graff were married Sept. 1, 1956, at Perryville...
    Alma Lynn (09/15/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Alma I. Lynn, 84, of Scott City died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at her home. She was born June 19, 1918, at Illmo, Mo., daughter of John Crawford and Addie Leora McLane Dillow. She and William Anderson Lynn were married Sept. 7, 1945, at Jonesboro, Ill. He died Feb. 5, 1965...
    Eulalia McCanless (09/15/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Eulalia McCanless, 69, of Oak Ridge died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
    Gillen-Rambo (09/15/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dana Gillen and Greg Rambo were married July 6, 2002, at Hahn Chapel General Baptist Church. The Rev. Gerald Huff performed the ceremony. Organist was Brenda Huff and flutist was Misty Massa. The bride is the daughter of Mary Gillen of Marble Hill. The groom is the son of Jess and Betty Rambo of Marble Hill...
    Knepper-Hawkins (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Lori Anne Knepper and Keith Randall Hawkins were married Aug. 17, 2002, at Bethel Baptist Church. Keith Price performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pauline L. Matthews of Frederick, Md. The groom is the son of Omega Hawkins of Brownwood, Mo...
    Holloway-Wittenborn (09/15/02)
    Andrea K. Holloway and Danny B. Wittenborn exchanged vows July 27, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Revs. J. Friedel and Mike Parry performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Travis Holloway and Jessica Herzing of Mt. Vernon, Ill. Pianist was Valerie Schaefer of Cape Girardeau, cellist was Jessica Herzing, and guitarist was Travis Holloway...
    Self-Goodwin (09/15/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Angela Diane Self and James Dennis Goodwin exchanged vows Aug. 24, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Mary Jansen was organist. Vocalists were Eva Dunn, Teri Rose, Ashley Allmon, Lindsey Allmon and Beverly Johnson...
    Jordan-Blackwell (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Crystal Dawn Jordan and James Loyde Blackwell were married July 20, 2002, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Earl Statler performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Alexia Jordan of Scopus, Mo., and Christina Streiler of Jackson. The groom is the son of Bob and Barb Blackwell of Cape Girardeau...
    Schoen-Seabaugh (09/15/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Susan Dale Schoen and Robert James Seabaugh were married July 20, 2002, at Delta, Mo. The Rev. Jack Owens performed the ceremony. Music was by Donna Senciboy, cousin of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Betty McBride of Scott City and Tom and Lori Jones of Gulfport, Miss. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Janet Seabaugh of Chaffee, Mo...
    Langford-Dameron (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- New McKendree United Methodist Church was the setting for the wedding of Jaclyn Rae Langford and Brian Taylor Dameron March 15, 2002. The Rev. Richard Northcutt performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Langford and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dameron, all of Jackson...
    Favier-Kaempfe (09/15/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lisa Lynn Favier and Mark Lynn Kaempfe were married April 20, 2002, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo. The Rev. Robert Schneider performed the ceremony. Organist was Janet Seibel, trumpeter was Jennifer Favier, and soloist was Rachel Weber...
    Wooley-Edwards (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Amanda Wooley and Benjamin Troy Edwards were married May 18, 2002, at Pine Street Baptist Church in Guyton, Ga. Chris Roberson performed the ceremony. Pianist was Darlene Collins of Brooklet, Ga. Soloists were Scot Phegley of Nashville, Tenn., cousin of the bride, and Linda Anderson of Springfield, Ga...
    Wilkinson-Reno (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Dana Marie Wilkinson and Matthew Allen Reno were united in marriage June 1, 2002, at Fruitland Community Church. The Rev. Mike Parry performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Valerie Eubanks of St. Louis and David Jewell of Kennett, Mo...
    Whitlock-Breedon (09/15/02)
    William and Betty Whitlock of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Joyce Whitlock, to Jeffrey Wayne Breedon, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Billie Clayton of Rector, Ark., and Alfred Breedon of Kennett, Mo. Whitlock is a graduate of Sikeston High School, and received a bachelor's degree from William Woods University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri State University...
    Amos-Kranawetter (09/15/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- James A. Crossen of Cape Girardeau and Barbara Szepanski of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Suzanne Amos, to Kevin Scott Kranawetter. He is the son of Robert and Karen Kranawetter of Gordonville, Mo. Amos is a graduate of Scott City High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a customer service representative with D&K Healthcare Resources in Cape Girardeau...
    Gibbons-VanGennip (09/15/02)
    LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Joseph and Denisa Tiefenaner of Caledonia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha D. Gibbons, to Christopher L. VanGennip. He is the son of Lynn and Ruthy VanGennip of Leopold. Gibbons received an associate's degree from Forest Park Community College. She is employed at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo...
    VanGennip- Roberts (09/15/02)
    GLEN ALLEN, Mo. -- Robert L. and H. Laverne VanGennip of Glen Allen announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy J. VanGennip, to R. Scott Roberts. He is the son of Randall and Janice Roberts of Wilmington, N.C. VanGennip is a 1994 graduate of Woodland High School in Marble Hill, Mo. She received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999. She is human resources manager with Bethesda Southgate in St. Louis...
    Lowe-Price (09/15/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- The Rev. Dennis and Susan Lowe of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Antoinette Lowe, to Anthony Dean Price. He is the son of Andrew Price of Caanan, Mo., and Mary Price of Owensville, Mo. Lowe is a graduate of Owensville High School...
    Burnett- Stidham (09/15/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Tom and Shelley Burnett of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jean Burnett, to Thomas Lynn Stidham II. He is the son of Tom and Paula Stidham of Chaffee. Burnett is a 2000 graduate of Chaffee High School. She will graduate later this month from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center School of Nursing...
    Belongy-Weber (09/15/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Belongy of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. David Evans of Marion, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lichele Belongy, to Gary Wayne Weber II. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Weber of Frohna, Mo. Belongy is a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau...
    Wilson-Elfrink (09/15/02)
    Dennis and Karen Wilson of Alton, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Wilson, to Bart Elfrink. He is the son of Matthew and Marsha Elfrink of Cape Girardeau. Wilson is a 1998 graduate of Alton High School, and a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Hazelwood Central High School...
    Elfrinks married 50 years (09/15/02)
    LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elfrink celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 19, 2002. A mass was held at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Huggins officiating. A dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, followed by an open house...
    Police report 09/15/02 (09/15/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jeffrey A. Staples of Bridgeton, Mo., was arrested Friday on a charge of driving while intoxicated at Broadway and Lorimier...
    Fire report 09/15/02 (09/15/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 15 Firefighters responded to the following call on Friday: At 7:46 p.m., a medical assist at 500 N. Fountain. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 12:41 a.m., an emergency medical service at 2719 Flora Hills...
    Out of the past 9/15/02 (09/15/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 15, 1992 Special edition of Southeast Missourian is sold on street corners in Cape Girardeau and Scott City in effort to raise money to fight illiteracy; volunteers are hawking papers in second annual Y.E.L.L. for Newspapers; money raised will fund Missourian's Newspapers in Education program for area schools and also Area Wide United Way's special literacy programs...
    Goons, ginks and political finks (09/15/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Perhaps when we're all grown up, we who proudly call ourselves Americans will be able to observe our country, our society and, most importantly, ourselves and declare, then and there, once and for all, our allegiance to the ideals of the only good revolution in our dictionary, the one launched in Philadelphia more than two centuries ago by our Founding Fathers...
    GOP, carpenters union find things in common to discuss (09/15/02)
    "I'll have the lamb chops," said one of my jovial hosts at lunch on a recent Monday at Spiro's on Watson Road just off Hampton Avenue in St. Louis. And on the theory of "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," I followed suit. In short order, the waitress brought three small chops with a side of broccoli, amounting to a memorable lunch, one of the finest in recent memory...
    Many factors, not just Fed, affect economy (09/15/02)
    Nobody pays much attention to the policy makers when everything is going well -- particularly if our pocketbooks aren't adversely affected. Over Alan Greenspan's 16 years as Federal Reserve chairman -- the second longest tenure in history -- the influence and impact of the Fed's economic tinkering have been little criticized and mostly applauded, except when the economy sours...
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