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Stories from Sunday, September 22, 2002

Libertarian candidate to be on KRCU today (09/22/02)
Eric VanOostrom, Libertarian candidate for Missouri's 8th Congressional District, will be the featured guest on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. He will discuss Libertarian ideology, his views and the 2002 congressional race. The show, hosted by Tom Harte and Chris Schnell, will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Perry County fair keeps mules, crowds coming (09/22/02)
ALTENBERG, Mo. -- Some rode rides. Others rode horses. And nearly everyone found time to grab a jack salmon fish sandwiches, munch on a bratwurst or sip a soda. The party was so happening that even the mules were jumping. Why not? It's all part of the fun of the East Perry Community Fair...
Keiko's exploits in shunning his own kind don't surprise traine (09/22/02)
NEWPORT, Ore. -- At Ocean Coast Aquarium, the 1.6 million-gallon pool that held Keiko the whale for nearly three years has been converted into a tank for sharks. But reminders of the superstar orca still are evident in the display of a quilt and clay figures made by fans...
Down the road Nation's elderly drivers may face tougher licensi (09/22/02)
Allan Stubbs, 81, shuffles with stiff, small steps into the driver-licensing office in Greenwood, Wash. He has come to renew his license so he still can get out to grocery shop, see the doctor and have breakfast with his nephew. But, so far, he has failed a re-examination of his skills three times...
Seminar focuses on discipline as learning (09/22/02)
Mabel Swink of Farmington, Mo., believes discipline is important early in life because disciplining is teaching. "Discipline is always an issue for families, and the more information I can take home to share with families, the better," said Swink, a Parents As Teachers educator...
Census gives economic profile of average worker (09/22/02)
Darrin Scott drives a Dodge Neon. His wife, Jana, drives a minivan. He and Jana are raising their two daughters in a three-bedroom house with a basement they remodeled themselves in a middle-income subdivision in Jackson. "We don't feel like we're rich where we can buy whatever we want," Scott said. "But we have enough to have cars and a house. We have to be smart with our money, but we have enough to live the basic lifestyle."...
Once bitten (09/22/02)
Before he was diagnosed with the West Nile virus, Wally Gawrych was doing everything he could think of to make sure he and his family didn't contract the sickness. He'd seen the reports and the advice from health officials in the news, so the 29-year-old Cape Girardeau resident made sure there was no free-standing water in his yard that would create a breeding ground for virus-carrying mosquitos...
Southeast gets grant to make curriculum for at-risk students (09/22/02)
Southeast Missouri State University has been awarded a three-year grant for the "Children at Risk in Education" or CARE program to develop a curriculum for student teachers to work with children at risk of failing in school. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $204,585 grant. ...
Avian virus killing raptors in 'staggering' numbers (09/22/02)
AKRON, Ohio -- Owls and hawks began dying in Louisiana in late July. Then the mysterious avian epidemic jumped to Kentucky and southern Ohio. Once in Ohio, the disease established a stronghold, killing up to a thousand raptors since mid-August and spreading to other states in all directions...
Southwest Missouri students prepare for solar competition (09/22/02)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- When every kilowatt counts, why generate heat for the dryer when the attic is already bursting with air warm enough to dry clothes, asks Monty Pugh-Towe, a blacksmith and Crowder College student. He and others at Crowder will use a fan to pump attic air into their dryer. That way, the only electricity required will be for the fan and the tumbler in the dryer, said Pugh-Towe, who is working on the school's latest solar project, a fully operational solar house...
Criminal charge dismissed in cat-burning case near KC (09/22/02)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- Clay County authorities have dismissed a criminal charge against a Kansas City-area man accused of burning a kitten in a barbecue grill. Charles C. Benoit, 24, of Liberty had been charged with animal abuse for allegedly placing the 7-week-old kitten in burning coals of a grill at his apartment complex...
Springfield company wants more soy on your table (09/22/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Spectrum Foods is making it easy to get more soy in your diet. Add water and an ingredient or two to the Springfield company's boxed mixes and you have soy-enriched brownies, pancake batter or meatless chili. There are 14 soy-enriched products in the Premier Harvest line, and Spectrum is working toward getting them into supermarkets nationwide...
Pharmacist's wife to give money to victim fund (09/22/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The wife of Kansas City pharmacist Robert R. Courtney has agreed to turn over more than $2 million to a fund set up for his victims and other fines. Courtney, 49, pleaded guilty in February to 20 felony counts of tampering with, adulterating and misbranding the cancer drugs Taxol and Gemzar...
Search for Amelia Earhart to start again (09/22/02)
ATCHISON, Kan. -- The head of a Maryland company says he plans to resume the search for missing pilot Amelia Earhart early next year. Earhart's disappearance in 1937 at age 39 remains one of America's great mysteries and the subject of continuing searches of the Pacific...
Anti-tax mood discounted by proponents of tobacco levy (09/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Chief among the messages taken from the resounding defeat of a half-billion dollar transportation package last month was that Missourians are in no mood for a tax increase. However, supporters of a $342 million tax proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot are undaunted by the apparent anti-tax sentiment. Since only smokers would pay the tax and most Missourians don't smoke, proponents are not anticipating the same level of resistance that a general tax increase would face...
Sikeston looks for success in a can (09/22/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. --A little over 2 1/2 years ago Della Hubbard asked residents to drop off empty aluminum cans to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. To date, residents have tossed thousands of dollars' worth of cans into the trailer set up for the St. Jude project at Inside Lane, Highway 61 N...
Former Illinois governor's home may become U.S. landmark (09/22/02)
METTAWA, Ill. -- The Lake County home of former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II may become a national landmark. Lake County Forest Preserve officials have agreed to ask that the 64-year-old Mettawa home be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. If that happens, they hope the home eventually becomes a National Historic Landmark...
Sheen for saint Central Illinois diocese takes on bishop's caus (09/22/02)
EL PASO, Ill. -- Karen Fulte sits amid a room full of photos, books and other items promoting the teachings of a native son who made the nation his pulpit, a man she never met but feels she knows well. But collecting memorabilia about Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is not her goal. What she seeks are the experiences of others influenced by the late Catholic teacher, provable testimonials tinged with enough divine influence to persuade the church to name Sheen a saint...
Miss Illinois wins Miss America title (09/22/02)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss Illinois Erika Harold, who put Harvard University law school on hold so she could compete in the Miss America Pageant, won it all Saturday. Harold, 22, an opera singer from Urbana, Ill., wowed judges with "Habanera," an aria from the opera "Carmen," and performed ably on a newly added contemporary culture pop quiz given to the five finalists...
Voting law hurts first-time voters, mother says (09/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A new election law designed to curtail fraudulent voting may actually prevent people wanting to cast absentee votes from voting at all. Newly registered voters who register by mail must have their signature verified in person by election officials before casting absentee ballots, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...
Police snapping photos brings up questions of rights (09/22/02)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The city police department's Corner Deployment Unit is known as the "jump-out squad" for bursting out of vehicles to question and search suspects. Its officers also are known for something else: snapping photos of suspects they stop, even those they don't arrest...
People talk 10B (09/22/02)
Robert Redford backs candidate's campaign DETROIT -- Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga's run for Congress is getting Hollywood support: an endorsement from Robert Redford. Marlinga's first paid advertisement is a testimonial from Redford, who is deeply involved in environmental issues. It began airing on radio this week, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday...
Thousands gather in Colorado to honor firefighters (09/22/02)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- In the shadow of Pikes Peak, the names of 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center have been added to the International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial. On Saturday, families, friends and colleagues gathered to remember those victims and other firefighters who have died in the line of duty...
Another exhibit on WTC with jumpers draws ire (09/22/02)
NEW YORK -- A second artistic rendering of people falling from the World Trade Center towers after the terrorist attacks last year has outraged residents who called the works insensitive. "This is a time for healing, not opening wounds," said Helen Marshall, the Queens borough president, about an art center that decorated its windows with white cutout images of people plunging from the twin towers...
'Hillside Strangler' Angelo Buono Jr. dies in prison (09/22/02)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Angelo Buono Jr., whose gruesome killing of young Los Angeles women in the 1970s earned him the nickname "Hillside Strangler," died Saturday in prison, corrections officials said. Buono, 67, was found dead at Calipatria State Prison, said Bob Martinez, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections...
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison resigns from Apple Computer board (09/22/02)
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Larry Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of Oracle Corp., is resigning from Apple Computer Inc.'s board of directors. "Larry has served Apple shareholders well as a director during the past five years," Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said in a statement early Friday. "We're looking forward to benefiting from his counsel on an informal basis going forward."...
Age, politics could make this last year on Supreme Court for ch (09/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- He's 77, has been on the job for more than three decades and has a bad back, so retiring to read, write and work on his tennis swing would seem reasonable. But for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the prospect of retirement is fraught with political consequences...
House members competing to move to Missouri Senate (09/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If it wasn't for this year's elections, Democrat Bill Gratz and Republican Carl Vogel would gladly be enjoying a Coke and a smile together. Gratz served as Vogel's real estate agent a few years back in a deal that helped him expand his Coke distributorship in Jefferson City. And Vogel has attended several auctions run by Gratz' auctioneering company...
Woman seen on videotape hitting daughter arrested (09/22/02)
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A mother turned herself in to police Saturday to face a child battery charge, eight days after a nationally televised videotape depicted her shaking, slapping and punching her 4-year-old daughter in a store parking lot. Madelyne Gorman Toogood, 26, and her lawyer met police at an undisclosed location and arrived at the police station late Saturday afternoon, Lt. Jeff Giannuzzi said...
Centenarian cowgirl (09/22/02)
HUNT, Texas -- In 1901, while the Wright brothers were trying to fly and Guglielmo Marconi was trying to get his radio to work, Constance Douglas was born in a tiny Texas border town, the only child of a district judge and his genteel wife. It would never occur to Connie, as she swam in the Rio Grande and rode horses with cowboys, that other little girls in other places lived vastly different lives. ...
Boomers CEOs will buck retire-at-age-65 trend (09/22/02)
Dick Cook is an archetypal baby boomer: energetic, ambitious and bent on defying the aging process as long as possible. He's also a CEO, now less than a decade away from the day he's supposed to turn in his keys and retire, according to time-honored business tradition...
Giving affected by stock market decline (09/22/02)
In Little Rock, Ark., a 75,000-square-foot warehouse that distributes food to 450 food banks is nearly half empty. Corporate food gift cutbacks are to blame, and the donations that do come in are mostly junk food rather than eggs, cheese, canned vegetables and produce...
Astronomers find new class of black holes (09/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Astronomers say they have found a new type of black hole and now believe those mysterious celestial objects exist in a variety of sizes, from small to supermassive. Two teams of astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments, have found evidence for a type of medium-sized black hole, a class of the objects that has never before been seen...
odds for renda 9/22 (09/22/02)
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho -- Community colleges had it their way. Burger King has decided to pull a television commercial that poked fun at students in two-year schools. In the ad, two students are shown chatting with a talking menu, which decides they probably don't have a lot of money and likely never will because they attend a junior college...
Fuel cells to replace rechargeables (09/22/02)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cell phones free from nightly recharges. Laptop computers that run and run without needing an outlet. Pocket TVs with enough power to show a Ken Burns documentary. Portable gadgets are demanding more and more juice, yet a viable alternative to rechargeable batteries could be years away. But when it comes, it might work like the device about the size and weight of a deck of cards in William Acker's hand...
Disney board bracing for major changes (09/22/02)
LOS ANGELES -- While pressure mounts for Walt Disney Co. to improve its profits, the entertainment company's board will meet to address some of the other issues raised by unhappy investors: the makeup of the board itself and the accountability of chief executive Michael Eisner...
Memorial sees spike in number of names added this year (09/22/02)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A memorial to fallen firefighters was inscribed Saturday with 425 new names -- most of them men who died in the World Trade Center attacks. During last year's ceremony honoring firefighters who died in the line of duty in the United States and Canada, 74 names were carved into the granite of the Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial...
Software exec says industry 'at cusp' of advancements (09/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- In Microsoft's vision of the future, broader acceptance of powerful handheld devices will lead to a steady flow of useful information to consumers no matter where they are. Microsoft Corp.'s chief technology officer, Craig Mundie, predicts a period of dramatic innovation for the computer industry after more than a year of relatively staid performance...
Implants offer hope for acid reflux disease (09/22/02)
LEXINGTON, Ky. --Thirty-two-year-old Frank Cienniwa went to the emergency room thinking he was having a heart attack. He left with a different diagnosis -- acid reflux. "It's like a constant severe heartburn to the degree that even bland foods like toast and oatmeal cause discomfort," Cienniwa said as he recalled the incident that gave him quite a scare five years ago...
Urban outfitters (09/22/02)
Classic clothing labels like Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica are getting some edgy urban competition in department stores -- from names like Sean John, Phat Pharm, Ecko and Enyce that were once seen as too gritty for the place where your family shops Urban clothing brands, which in the past were showcased only in small clothing stores and inner-city chains, are gaining more space and attention at department store companies such as Saks Inc. ...
Elderly receive help to live on their own (09/22/02)
DENVER -- Ken Nixon sees his 84-year-old mom, Louise, every day. They chat in the morning and sometimes have dinner together, and he watches as she takes her Alzheimer's medication, even though they live about 250 miles apart. The two communicate through computer screens, a system that Nixon and his brothers created using a DSL telephone line that allows them to dial straight into their mother's computer...
Leading U.S. bishop becomes part of abuse crisis (09/22/02)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane was among a group of Roman Catholic leaders who traveled to Rome in April to brief the pope on the child sex abuse scandal rocking the U.S. church. Five months later, Skylstad's leadership is in question after revelations that a ex-priest in the Spokane Diocese with ties to Skylstad had a history of abusing boys...
Small electronic device reads prescription labels for patients (09/22/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Not all customers at Kohll's Pharmacy read their prescription bottles to learn about their medication. Some listen to them. Pill bottles that can communicate have hit the shelves at the family-owned pharmacy as a way to serve visually impaired customers, including the elderly...
Biotech firms race to develop way to replace needles (09/22/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Everybody hates needles. Millions of diabetics aggravate their disease by skipping insulin injections. Countless Americans would rather risk the flu than get inoculated against the virus each year. Seeing financial promise in this fear of the needle, several biotechnology companies are scrambling to develop alternative delivery systems, including inhaled versions of injectable drugs...
Transportation department to treat highway signs equally (09/22/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Department of Transportation will comply with a judge's order to stop tearing down certain highway banners after being sued because anti-war signs were removed while U.S. flags remained. Caltrans said Wednesday it would leave up all banners that do not pose a safety hazard...
Study- Pill doesn't make young women gain weight (09/22/02)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Teenagers and young women who use birth control pills can't blame their tight jeans on the contraceptive, say researchers who have done a long-term study. The study of 66 women who were followed through their teen years to age 21 showed that the pill-users and nonusers were not significantly different from each other in body weight or percentage of body fat...
Libertarian party sells pin-up calendar (09/22/02)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina's Libertarian Party has found a way to get a little exposure for its platform. A Libertarian candidate for the state House of Representatives has put together a pin-up calendar featuring herself and 11 other Libertarian women, including five other candidates. The candidates plan to sell the calendar to raise money for their campaigns...
Yemeni al-Qaida suspects questioned (09/22/02)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemen questioned three al-Qaida suspects who were detained after a fire fight that killed two alleged members of the terror network, an official said Saturday. Two Yemeni soldiers and a woman in a nearby house were wounded in the gunfire late Friday, which erupted when security forces stormed a one-story house in the suburb of Rawdah. Their condition wasn't known...
Gen. Franks- U.S. forces training in Persian Gulf ready for Ira (09/22/02)
KUWAIT -- U.S. troops are increasing their training with friendly forces in the Persian Gulf and are ready to act against Iraq if called upon, Gen. Tommy Franks, the head of U.S. Central Command, said Saturday. Franks, who oversaw U.S. military action in Afghanistan, acknowledged increased military exercises in the Gulf region...
Avalanche in Russia leaves many missing (09/22/02)
GIZEL, Russia -- A 500-foot-high chunk of glacier crashed down a Caucasus mountainside, burying a village in ice, rocks and mud and leaving as many as 100 people missing and feared dead Saturday -- among them, a popular Russian action star who was filming a movie...
Ultimatum- IRA stops violence or government shuts down (09/22/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland's major Protestant party announced Saturday it will shut down the joint Catholic-Protestant government -- the central achievement of the 1998 peace agreement here -- if the Irish Republican Army doesn't demonstrate it has renounced violence within four months...
Austria's parliament dissolves (09/22/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- Austria's parliament has dissolved itself as planned following a political crisis unleashed by a conflict between far-rightist Joerg Haider and colleagues in his Freedom Party. Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel of the centrist People's Party, which ruled in coalition with the Freedom Party, last week called for early elections after key Freedom Party leaders had resigned from the government and party leadership. The legislature dissolved on Friday...
Tuesday deadline pressures Arafat (09/22/02)
From wire reports JERUSALEM -- Israel planted its flag in Yasser Arafat's compound Saturday, and shell bursts shook his offices, chipping away at the building in an ever-tightening siege designed to make the Palestinian leader surrender militants or leave into exile...
Hurricane Isidore churns toward Yucatan Peninsula (09/22/02)
CANCUN, MEXICO -- Hurricane Isidore roared closer to the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula late Saturday, picking up strength as it began to batter the sparsely populated coast with high winds and heavy rains. Already a powerful category 3 hurricane with sustained winds near 125 mph, Isidore threatened to grow into a dangerous category 4 storm by Saturday night as it moved toward the warm waters of the Yucatan. A category 4 hurricane has winds of at least 131 mph...
Iraq's heat a formidable force (09/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein's military is not the only foe Bush administration planners must reckon with in preparing for war with Iraq. A formidable force that must be taken into account in every military calculation is the hellish desert weather of the region-- mildly hot and often wet and cloudy during the Iraqi winter, but after February, a broiling inferno that even the uniquely adaptive Lawrence of Arabia decried as "oppressive, deadly." "In June, July and August, it can be more than a human being can bear, especially inside an armored vehicle," said Maj. ...
German candidates play on voters' fears (09/22/02)
BERLIN -- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder holds the slenderest of leads over challenger Edmund Stoiber as Germans go to the polls Sunday to choose their leader. The election campaign, which featured a startling level of anti-American rhetoric, was one of the most fiercely contested in German history. In many ways, it revealed more about Germany than it did about either of the two candidates...
Fox runners finish with a bite (09/22/02)
Notre Dame sophomore Austin Critchlow felt two distinct stings Saturday at the Tiger Time Invitational cross country meet at Cape Girardeau County Park North. Critchlow first felt the sting of a yellow jacket between his toes before the race. He put that crisis aside and ran remarkably well, only to encounter the sting of being overtaken just feet from the finish line in a near dead-heat in the boys' varsity race...
Central puts away Fulton in second half of 7-1 road win (09/22/02)
ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Central scored four goals in a 10-minute span in the second half and went on to a 7-1 boys' soccer victory over Fulton on Saturday at the Anheuser-Busch Conference and Sports Centre. The Tigers got two goals apiece from Aaron Bornstein, Heath Orr and Bryan Ross. Whit Lynn scored the other goal for Central (6-4). Calen Wills, Bornstein and Jordan Duncan recorded assists...
Otahks lose momentum early in OVC loss (09/22/02)
After giving up a late lead in the first game, Southeast (6-8, 1-1) never regained momentum and lost Saturday in straight sets to Morehead State at Houck Field House. Southeast came out strong in the first game after sweeping Eastern Kentucky in their Ohio Valley Conference opener Friday night, but after Morehead came back to tie it at 25, Southeast was unable to put up a stable offensive attack...
Indians handed second loss at SMS (09/22/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Maybe Southeast Missouri State University wished Southwest Missouri State's top two tailbacks had played Saturday night. The Indians could certainly do little to slow the Bears' third-stringer. Zach Dechant, a little-used senior making his first career start only because the SMS backfield is decimated by injuries, rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns as the Bears (3-1) held off the Indians (2-2) 28-21...
They're 0-2, but maybe the Rams are being overanalyzed (09/22/02)
The 0-2 start by the Rams has been blamed on everything from Mike Martz's arrogance to Kurt Warner's thumb. But maybe after three years at the top, the Rams are sliding back because that's what good teams do in a league with no dynasties. Is it possible that even though they've managed the salary cap as well as anyone, they're feeling the effects of losing some players?...
Cards show soft spot in loss to Astros (09/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Now that the Cardinals have clinched the NL Central, they've got to figure out how to get Matt Morris ready for the playoffs. Morris, struggling since he came off the disabled list, allowed all six runs and nine hits Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros...
Europe takes narrow lead over U.S. in Solheim Cup (09/22/02)
EDINA, Minn. -- By pairing the world's best player with the unbeatable Carin Koch, Europe found its Solheim Cup dream team Saturday. Make that, one of its dream teams. Koch and Annika Sorenstam led a European sweep of the afternoon best-ball matches to give Europe a 9-7 lead over the Americans after Day 2 at Interlachen Country Club...
Wallace optimistic he can end Winston Cup drought (09/22/02)
DOVER, Del. -- On his kind of track with his kind of tire, Rusty Wallace is in great position to end a 53-race losing streak. Will it happen today at Dover International Speedway, or will Wallace's frustration continue? "There's been a lot of second-place finishes this year, and a lot of close-but-no-cigars," Wallace said on the eve of the All-American Heroes 400. "So, it bothers me a little bit."...
Maybe it was a little too early to tell fate of Rams, MU (09/22/02)
Last weekend was definitely not a good one for the Rams and University of Missouri football teams. And their performances also didn't make some of my recent comments look too smart. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that, while not exactly saying the Rams will reach the Super Bowl, their 0-4 exhibition record won't mean a thing once the regular season begins...
Letters to the editor 9/22/02 (09/22/02)
Count me out if Cardinals move To the editor: If the Cardinals move to East St. Louis I would not be a fan anymore, period. If Missouri is not good enough for them, then goodbye.CHUCK BRUENDERMAN Sikeston, Mo. Illinois will get team and the revenue...
FanFare 9/22/02 (09/22/02)
Baseball
  • Cardinals pitcher Woody Williams won't pitch again this season, but could play in the postseason. An examination on Saturday, a day after he left a start, showed no serious damage to Williams' side. The right-hander had said he'd leave Friday night's game if he felt any pain...
  • FanSpeak 9/22/02 (09/22/02)
    Iwouldn't go back FROM SOMEONE who has gone to Cardinals games with my dad since I was 3 years old at Sportsman's Park, I am saddened by the prospect of the Cardinals moving across the river. Where is any loyalty? Will I ever go to a game again with it being in Illinois? Very unlikely. Busch Stadium is not that old. Why do we need a new one anyway?...
    Baby sticker shock (09/22/02)
    New babies can generate weeping and wailing at decibel levels you thought were only possible at airport runways and Aerosmith concerts. And your child might do some crying, too. You say this isn't what you expected when you were expecting? Welcome to the sisterhood. It seems even the stylish strumpets of HBO's "Sex and the City" aren't exempt from the sticker shock new moms often experience...
    Stately structure House has great location complete with a larg (09/22/02)
    From the stately gray pillars in the front, one can tell the house at 2002 Evergreen is a home of time-tested sturdiness. For those who would like a closer look, there is an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. today. This house is located just off Perryville Road, making it just minutes from almost any location in Cape Girardeau. At the same time it is in an established, friendly neighborhood in the Alma Schrader school district...
    Daughter shows up dad in shopping for groceries (09/22/02)
    Some people are born athletes. Others are born shoppers. Our oldest daughter, Becca, falls into the latter. She could shop until she drops, and that would take awhile. She has that shopping gene just like her mom. Becca likes to shop for just about anything -- clothes, shoes, even groceries...
    Berenstains celebrate anniversary of first book (09/22/02)
    SOLEBURY, Pa. -- Since moving into their treehouse deep in Bear Country 40 years ago, the Berenstain Bears have helped children cope with first trips to the dentist, new siblings, summer camp and messy rooms. Now, with the release of their autobiography, authors Stan and Jan Berenstain want to share a few firsts of their own -- from their first college art class together to the early meetings with Dr. Seuss that grew into more than 200 books featuring the Berenstain Bears...
    Maggie Gyllenhaal proves romance takes all kinds (09/22/02)
    TORONTO -- It takes all kinds to make a go at romance, and Maggie Gyllenhaal is out to prove it. For her first lead role, Gyllenhaal takes on the provocative black comedy "Secretary," playing a self-mutilating woman who finds the perfect match in her sadomasochistic new boss (James Spader)...
    Earl Lewis Sr. (09/22/02)
    Earl Gardner Lewis Sr., age 88, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girar-deau. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment in Fairmount Cemetery. Ministers David Bragg and Bryan McAlister will officiate...
    Lonnie Leigh Jr. (09/22/02)
    Lonnie W. Leigh Jr., 59, of Jackson died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1942, in St. Louis County, son of Lonnie W. and Earlie Harrrold Leigh Sr. He was a member of St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau and a member of the St. Andrew's Masonic Temple in St. Louis. He formerly served as a president of the NAACP in Jefferson County and was a member of the Musician's Local Union in St. Louis...
    Gene Cross (09/22/02)
    VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Gene A. Cross, 75, of Villa Ridge died Friday, Sept. 20, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. He was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Villa Ridge, son of George A. and Ada Mai Johns Cross. He was married to Merelyn Townes Cross. Cross was a graduate of Douglass High School in Mounds, Ill., and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received a degree from Wilberforce University in Xenia, Ohio. ...
    Ira Meridith (09/22/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ira Meridith, 66, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Kennett, Mo., son of Owen and Dorothy Menz Merideth. Merideth operated a real estate and insurance agency in Sikeston, as well as serving on many civic clubs, including the Jaycees, Lion's Club, Sikeston City Council and Sikeston Chamber of Commerce...
    Sylvia Henderson (09/22/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sylvia S. Henderson, 90, of Perryville died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at St. Anthony's Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1911 in Perry County, daughter of Raymond and Sara E. McDowell Skaggs. She and James E. Henderson were married May 11, 1933. He died May 7, 1994...
    Verline Besand (09/22/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frances Verline Besand, 82, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of John and Mary Basler Miederhoff. She and J. Leo Pecaut were married in 1939. He died in August 1947. She then married Elvis Besand on Oct. 31, 1955. He died April 10, 1983...
    Wilma Arnold (09/22/02)
    Wilma A. Arnold, 60, of Scott City died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1942, at Tremble, Tenn., daughter of Seward O'Neal and Lola Ellen Dillard Wagner. She and Larry Franklin Arnold were married Jan. 9, 1960, at Charleston. He died May 3, 1992...
    Bohnert-Wibbenmeyer (09/22/02)
    BIEHLE, Mo. -- Julie Bohnert and Greg Wibbenmeyer were united in marriage July 6, 2002, at St. Maurus Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis Zachies performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are David C. and Rosella Bohnert of Biehle. The groom is the son of Mike and Cindy Wibbenmeyer of Friedheim, Mo...
    Eifert-Kiehne (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Amanda Ann Eifert and Michael Dean Kiehne were united in marriage June 1, 2002, in an outdoor setting at Deerfield Lodge in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Debbie Eifert of Flippin, Ark. The groom is the son of Larry and Lois Kiehne of Jackson...
    Georger-Shoemaker (09/22/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Katrina Marie Georger and Ryan Andrew Shoemaker were married July 6, 2002, at the Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Kenneth Shoemaker, cousin of the groom, performed the ceremony. Organist was Diann Bradshaw, aunt of the bride. Parents of the couple are Gary and Helen Georger of Advance, and Tommy and Shirley Shoemaker of Perkins, Mo...
    McCormack-Brown (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Marcie Ann McCormack and Gregory Paul Brown exchanged vows July 13, 2002, at Emanuel United Church of Christ. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn and soloist was Melanie Lutes. Parents of the bride are Dennis and Shirley McCormack of Jackson. The groom is the son of Danny and Carolyn Brown of Scott City, Mo...
    Ryan-Coleman (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Stacie Dawn Ryan and Jason Todd Coleman were married July 20, 2002, at Millersville Baptist Church in Millersville, Mo. The Revs. George Newell and Doyle Randol performed the ceremony. Soloists were Darrell Carlisle and Amber Ryan. Pianist was Gene Newell, uncle of the bride. Organist was Charlotte Kinkade, aunt of the groom...
    Harrington-Swader (09/22/02)
    Lyndsay Dawn Harrington and Michael Wayne Swader exchanged vows Sept. 7, 2002, at Cape County Park South. The Rev. Vester Keesee performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Thomas and Brenda Harrington of Metropolis, Ill., and Vernon and Nancy Swader of Cape Girardeau...
    Ramsey-Daniel (09/22/02)
    Kimberly Kay Ramsey and John Stephen Daniel were married June 8, 2002, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Revs. Paul Short and Robert J. Daniel performed the ceremony. Organist was Diann Daume, trumpeter was Marc Fulgham, and vocalist was Brandon Hahs, all of Cape Girardeau. Reader was Diane Dodd of Cape Girardeau...
    Limbaugh-Bruenderman (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- John and Nancy Rocha of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jo Ann Limbaugh, to David Andrew Bruenderman. He is the son of B.D. and Joyce Bruenderman of Cape Girardeau. Limbaugh is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a secretary at Prairie Farms Dairy in Cape Girardeau...
    Hency- Watson (09/22/02)
    Richard and Sheila Hency of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Kay Hency, to Jeremiah Andrew Watson. He is the son of Greg and Denise Watson of Cape Girardeau. Hency is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She is assistant manager at Factory Card Outlet...
    Ebaugh-Long (09/22/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ebaugh of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Renee Ebaugh, to Todd Long. He is the son of Noranna Long of Patton, Mo., and the late Frank Long. Ebaugh is also the daughter of the late Terry Ebaugh of Chicago...
    Baker- Bomar (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mark Baker and Ed and Marilyn Bowen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kia Marie Baker, to Sean Christopher Bomar. He is the son of Gary and Jeanine Bomar of Jackson. Baker is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is self-employed...
    Cook-Brown (09/22/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mindy Deann Cook and Nathaniel Joseph Brown of Marble Hill announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Bobby and Gladys Cook of Sedgewickville, Mo. Brown is the son of Blair and Deanna Brown of Kelso, Mo. Cook is a graduate of Woodland High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is a special education teacher at Marquand High School in Marquand, Mo...
    Dumeys married 70 years (09/22/02)
    RANDLES, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Frank "Mike" Dumey of Randles celebrated their 70th anniversary with a family gathering Sept. 15, 2002. Dumey and the former Agnes Felden were married Sept. 14, 1932, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Mo. Their children and spouses are: Don and Barbara Dumey of Bourbonnais, Ill., Pauline Loucks of Seal Beach, Calif., and Joan Kight of Bell City, Mo...
    Lampes mark 50th event (09/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lampe of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 3, 2002, at Route 25 Banquet Hall. Lampe and Rita Wehrheim were married Aug. 2, 1952, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Their attendants were Donna Wehrheim Parker of Chester, Ill., and Leonard Lampe of Steeleville, Ill...
    Waldrups mark 60 years (09/22/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Waldrup of Kelso celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance Sept. 7, 2002, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Waldrup of Robards, Ky., and granddaughter, Bridget Waldrup...
    Fire report 09/22/02 (09/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 22 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 6:45 p.m., an alarm sounding at 2101 S. Expressway. At 7:23 p.m., a medical emergency at 701 Bellevue. At 8:46 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Fourth and Water...
    Police report 09/22/02 (09/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Stavid Stuckey, 45, of 505 N. Kingshighway was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated at Kingshighway and William...
    Out of the past 9/22/02 (09/22/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 22, 1992 Three wagon trains manned by troubled youths from East Coast are traveling through Southeast Missouri as part of journey through eastern united States; wagon trains are part of VisionQuest, private corporation founded in 1973 to help young people; first and smallest of trains stopped Monday at North Elementary School in Fruitland...
    Goldenrod memories lingering (09/22/02)
    Editor's note: This column originally was published Sept. 19, 1999. Deep into the Goldenrod and Wild Aster month, I thought it would do well for me to review why this is one of my favorite months. Heading the list is not apples but goldenrod and goldenrod memories...
    The world we call home (09/22/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Given the rapid -- one could also say dazzling -- times in which we live these days, it might be wise to pause and give thought to all that's happening around us -- just for the record, you know, because you and I are constantly finding ourselves busying about, tending to tasks that might seem mundane when considered from the purview of history books, but which, nevertheless, seem important at the moment, even to the point of crowding out occurrences that otherwise would be remarkable.. ...
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