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Stories from Sunday, October 6, 2002

Brawls at gas station attract mob of nearly 100 (10/06/02)
Chaos broke out early Saturday morning at a Cape Girardeau gas station with multiple fistfights in a parking lot crowded with perhaps more than 100 people. To further complicate the situation, a police officer responding to the brawls struck a 21-year-old woman when she pulled out in front of him. She was recovering at Southeast Missouri Hospital Saturday night...
Missouri fear factor (10/06/02)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- As part of her 17-year job as office manager at Karpet Korner, Mary Martin drives across the Mississippi River bridge six or seven times a day running errands. It's not the high point of her day. If the traffic's not backed up, causing her to wait as much as half an hour sometimes, there's the not-so-fleeting thought in the back of her mind that the 74-year-old bridge may not be in the best of shape...
Tour de Cape becoming more popular (10/06/02)
These five bicyclists on Highway 74 were among the 250 people who rode in the Tour de Cape Saturday.By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The numbers say the Tour de Cape bicycle tour has seen its attendance increase 2 1/2 times in three years...
Make A Difference Day gives opportunity to volunteer (10/06/02)
Helping the needy, providing a boost to the military and putting a priority on good family values ... it all sounds like a cheesy, lip-service political campaign platform. But real people from three Cape Girardeau organizations are putting those ideals into action this month as they plan to participate in Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26...
'Witness' of Virginia killings targeted in probe (10/06/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Canadian authorities said Saturday they have begun seeking out acquaintances of a man described as a "witness" in the disappearance of a 9-year-old Virginia girl and the deaths of her parents. Garrison Storm Bowman, who owned a trailer in North Carolina near where the girl's remains were found Sept. 25, was being held in Canada on grounds he illegally entered the country about a month ago...
United Way topic of radio show today (10/06/02)
Nancy Jernigan, executive director of the Area Wide United Way, will be the guest on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. Jernigan will discuss charitable giving and the ways that United Way provides aid to the community. The show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Jackson Business Showcase draws about 100 people (10/06/02)
Jackson Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase drew about 100 people Saturday, which was up quite a bit from last year, according to chamber executive director Ken Parrett. "I think the location and day of the week made a difference," Parrett said. Last year, the first year for the showcase, the event was held on a Friday...
Ruptured hose in chlorine leak did not meet standard (10/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Federal investigators said a substandard hose is partly to blame for a chlorine leak in August that injured 63 people. U.S. Chemical Safety Board Spokesman John Bresland said Friday that the ruptured hose contained a metal weave not normally used in chlorine transfer hoses. ...
80-year-old keeps jogging (10/06/02)
Associated Press/L.G. Patterson Walter Schroeder, a retired University of Missouri geography professor, showed off a old map of Missouri in the geography library on the Columbia, Mo., campus. Schroeder is the chairman of a state commission that is responsible for approving new place names for the sake of consistency.Daily American Republic...
Man unlocks story of WWII radar school (10/06/02)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- During Boy Scout outings in the 1960s at McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville, Tom Atkinson used to play on concrete ruins in the heart of the woods. As a youngster, it was just something fun to do. Years later as an adult, finding out what buildings once existed on that site became a mission for Atkinson...
Scuba diving opens up new world for divers in Midwest (10/06/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Ernie Miller says scuba diving is like going to the opera. "If you like it at first, you'll learn to love it with a passion. If you can tolerate it, you might just learn to like it," says the Professional Association of Diving Instructors course director...
Authorities say woman lived with corpse for weeks (10/06/02)
JASPER, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri woman apparently lived with her husband's corpse for more than six weeks before relatives discovered him, authorities said. Jasper County Coroner Ron Mosbaugh said Kenneth Weber, 58, apparently died in August while sitting on the couch in his living room. Meanwhile, his wife, Linda Weber, lived with and cleaned up around the corpse...
Two sentenced in bribery case (10/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- An acquaintance of a former St. Louis Housing Authority worker has been sentenced to a year and eight months in federal prison in a bribery scheme involving waiting lists for subsidized housing. The former worker was ordered to spend three years on probation...
Sex offenders ask federal judge to bar release of lists (10/06/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has been asked to bar the state and its 114 counties from releasing their lists of convicted sexual offenders. U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey already has granted an injunction barring the release of the names of three Kansas City-area plaintiffs. On Thursday, she granted class-action status to six other men challenging the law, meaning those six now potentially represent more than 17,000 Missouri residents required to register...
Relics from the past (10/06/02)
BRAGGADOCIO, Mo. -- The town name begs the question: Are folks from Braggadocio braggarts? "Naw, we're pretty humble down in these parts, and I know because I've lived here all my life," says farmer Caleb Davis, 59, of Braggadocio, an unincorporated community deep in Southeast Missouri's Bootheel. "It IS a memorable name for a town, though."...
Worker says he was fired for e-mail questioning ex-CEO (10/06/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The e-mail from Aquila Inc. chief Richard Green encouraged employees to share their "thoughts and concerns" about the company. Employee Stephen Millan shared a concern -- and lost his job. Millan sent a note critical of the $7.6 million severance package given to former chief executive officer Robert Green, who last week turned the CEO post over to his brother, Richard...
Firefighters rally for pay increase (10/06/02)
New York Daily News NEW YORK -- More than 50,000 firefighters from around the world are expected to cram Times Square next week to rally for higher pay for their New York brethren, the New York Daily News has learned. The Uniformed Firefighters Association is organizing the demonstration for Friday -- the day before a massive memorial service for the 343 FDNY members lost on Sept. 11, 2001, is held at Madison Square Garden...
Hearing loss starting to plague baby boomers (10/06/02)
In the ad, two laughing couples, perhaps in their late 40s -- their teeth flashing, skin tanned -- crowd together on a sofa, sharing a conversation and maybe a joke or two, and clearly relishing each other's company. "For every need and lifestyle," says a headline over the photo, the subject of which is not at all evident. What product is being pitched here as a key to living life to its fullest?...
War survivor finds brother 60 years later (10/06/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- On July 23, 1942, Nazis forced 24-year-old Maria Maksymiuk Harkuscha from her home in a small Ukrainian village, sending her on a trek through labor and refugee camps before her escape to America a decade later. Separated from her parents and three siblings, who were put on different trains, Harkuscha knew little of their whereabouts...
Unlikely astronaut Man goes from motorcycle bum to space shutt (10/06/02)
By Marcia Dunn ~ The Associated Press SPACE CENTER, Houston-- As soon as Duane Carey sat down for his interview, the astronaut-selection committee popped the question: What have you done since high school? It was a simple query meant to relax astronaut wannabes, but one that Carey fretted over for days...
N.J. Republican proposes debates (10/06/02)
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- Even as Republicans contested Frank N. Lautenberg's effort to get his name on the ballot in a bid for the Senate, the GOP candidate challenged the Democrat Saturday to a series of debates. Approaching Lautenberg at a street fair, Douglas Forrester borrowed a page from the former senator's first campaign in 1978 in challenging him to 21 debates -- one for each county. "Are you willing?" he asked...
Magic class teaches tricks, philosophy (10/06/02)
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- As a dozen students waited for philosophy professor Lawrence Hass to start class, some did card tricks, shuffling and rearranging decks, fanning them out into circles, reclosing them with one hand. The class at tiny Muhlenberg College was Theory and Art of Magic, and Hass started by chatting about tricks and giving some students books and videos on ones they might perform in a show. Yes, they would be graded...
odds and ends 10/6 (10/06/02)
LEBANON, Pa. -- A judge gave a potentially smelly sentence to a man who drove through farmland. Lebanon County Judge Bradford Charles ordered 19-year-old Jason Theirwechter to do community service, preferably on a farm, and said he hopes one of Theirwechter's chores is shoveling manure...
odds and ends 2 (10/06/02)
Man who ran from police to run in benefit race for them ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A man who pleaded guilty to trying to flee police said he would run as part of his punishment. In a plea bargain, Chad M. Eschbach, 21, agreed to run in a 5-kilometer race that will benefit the Schuylkill-Carbon Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police...
Crickets add some crunch to chocolate at insect fair (10/06/02)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Like most 7-year-olds, Alec Mann went straight for the chocolate. After all, it is chocolate, even if there are crickets mixed in. The insect deli was just part of Penn State University's 10th annual Great Insect Fair. "I like the worm tunnel," said Alec, who enjoyed the fair so much last year that his mother brought him back Saturday. "They give you a list of bugs, and you crawl through the tunnel and try to find all the bugs on the list. I saw a cockroach."...
Sept. 11 photo becomes symbol of America's response to tragedy (10/06/02)
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Newspaper photographer Thomas E. Franklin still shoots the same small-town subjects he has for years. But these days his schedule also is crowded with events like his appearance at the White House -- at President Bush's invitation -- and the unveiling of a postage stamp adapted from his photo of three dusty firefighters hoisting a tattered flag amid the rubble of the World Trade Center...
Paper towel company seeking helpfulness over muscles (10/06/02)
ATLANTA -- He's still tough and sexy, but the new Brawny man doesn't mind helping with the housework. The paper towel maker was expected to announce five finalists for its new product model Saturday, and the nominations make the traditional mustachioed lumberjack look like a throwback...
Giuliani archives still kept from public by NYC mayor (10/06/02)
NEW YORK -- Shortly after Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in January, he pledged to make accessible thousands of pages of historically important documents that were removed from City Hall by the Giuliani administration. But the Bloomberg administration has released little in response to a months-long effort by The Associated Press to gain access to the Giuliani archives, raising questions about whether the records are truly available to the public...
People talk 12B (10/06/02)
Letterman makes offer to Indianapolis mayor INDIANAPOLIS -- David Letterman has an offer: He'll pay for new road signs if Mayor Bart Peterson renames the highway that circles Indianapolis the "Dave Letterman Expressway." On the "Late Show" that aired on CBS Thursday night, the talk-show host extended the offer after joking for weeks about renaming Interstate 465...
Farm products languish on docks (10/06/02)
A weeklong shutdown of the West Coast's major ports has left stacks of market-bound farm produce to rot on the docks and in the holds of ships that can't reach shore. As contract talks continued between the dockworkers union and shipping lines Saturday, about 1.3 billion apples were awaiting shipment to Asia, nearly 8,000 tons of frozen meat from Australia sat in untouched shipping containers, and hundreds of tons of other fruit and food products remained far from intended markets...
Bureau of Prisons will decide where Lindh resides (10/06/02)
Knight Ridder Newspapers WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The sentence says 20 years in federal prison. But just where John Walker Lindh will serve his time -- under what skies and at what security level -- remains for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to decide...
America- Just say neigh (10/06/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The last roundup for tens of thousands of American stallions and mares ends not far from Fort Worth's historic Stockyards. Their destination, Beltex Corp.'s peeling walled compound on North Grove Street, is becoming the focus of a growing campaign to end equine slaughter...
Texas company launches rocket to open new spaceport (10/06/02)
FORT STOCKTON, Texas -- A company successfully launched a 14-foot rocket Saturday night on arid Texas ranchland that organizers hope will become a commercial spaceport. The 50 or so people cheered when the slim white rocket blasted off, then roared again when it came down five minutes later with a parachute...
World briefs 100602 (10/06/02)
U.S. soldier wounded when helicopter shot BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Shots were fired at a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan, wounding a crewman in the foot, the military said Saturday. The helicopter returned fire, killing one enemy fighter and wounding another...
Divers discovering new world in waters, caves of Lake Erie (10/06/02)
KELLEYS ISLAND, Ohio -- Bright streaks of light cut through Lake Erie's shallow waters and illuminate a hulking skeleton. Divers float past the green moss and zebra mussel shells that cover the anchor lift and wooden hull of the F.H. Prince, a propeller-driven steamer that caught fire in 1911 just off the coast of Kelleys Island...
Latest terror suspects pulled from quiet, professional lives (10/06/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- One terrorism suspect worked for two Portland mayors. Two others were nursing assistants at a retirement home. But suspicious behavior -- alarming messages to co-workers, a child's pro-terrorism remarks -- emerged from their quiet lives months before they were arrested Friday on charges of conspiring to fight U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks...
Police examine car in seventh shooting (10/06/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Authorities on Saturday investigated a Virginia shooting for links to a sniper spree that left six dead in Maryland and Washington, D.C., but they said they may never be able to confirm that all the slayings were connected. No arrests had been made in the scattered shootings that began Wednesday and apparently targeted people at random. Authorities were talking to one man late Saturday afternoon, but they stressed that he was not a suspect and no weapons were found with him...
Police link bullet in Virginia to sniper spree (10/06/02)
SIX VICTIMS By David Dishneau ~ The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The bullet used to shoot a Virginia woman matches ammunition used to kill at least four of six victims of a sniper spree in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland, investigators said Saturday...
Health care a major theme in Carnahan-Talent race (10/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- About half a million Missourians have no health insurance, and new estimates show the number is growing. Debate over how to make insurance affordable has persisted during the U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri. So has disagreement over how the government should pay for older people's prescription drugs, making health care a major theme of the race between Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and Republican challenger Jim Talent...
Bush urges Americans to build support for Iraq war (10/06/02)
President Bush warned on Saturday that Saddam Hussein could strike without notice and inflict "massive and sudden horror" on America, offering a new rationale for pre-emptive military action against Iraq. In the run-up to key congressional votes on war-making authority, Bush promised in the clearest terms yet to rebuild Iraq after a war. He also said the Iraqi president has a "horrible history" of attacking his enemies first...
Supreme Court begins new term Monday (10/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- The freedom to burn a cross, the post-prison privacy rights of sex predators and copyright protection for lingerie will occupy the Supreme Court as the justices step from behind red velvet drapes and into their courtroom next week. The term's biggest news, however, may come from cases still making their way to the high court...
Ivory Coast on edge as peace agreement delayed (10/06/02)
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast -- The signing of a cease-fire to stop Ivory Coast's deadliest uprising was delayed Saturday, forcing an uneasy wait for an end to fighting that has split this once-stable nation in two. High-ranking mediators, who flew to the capital of Yamoussoukro for the signing, blamed Ivory Coast's government for the delay...
Sinn Fein pickets police stations over raids, arrests (10/06/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Sinn Fein activists protested outside police stations across Northern Ireland on Saturday after officers raided offices of the Irish Republican Army-linked party in search of stolen British documents. Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord suffered strain on another front as police said gunmen from two rival Protestant gangs, the Ulster Defense Association and Loyalist Volunteer Force, resumed a monthlong feud over the profits from drugs trafficking...
Brazil presidential polls indicate former union boss with runaw (10/06/02)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Unemployed construction worker Antonio da Silva has not made up his mind how to vote in Sunday's presidential election, but he does know what he expects from Brazil's next leader. As he scanned help-wanted ads on a wall in Sao Paulo, he talked of the need to create jobs and make fewer promises...
Israelis prepare for Iraq war (10/06/02)
KFAR SAVA, Israel -- As Americans ponder the consequences of a U.S. attack on Iraq, people in this hamlet northeast of Tel Aviv seem quite certain where Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein will strike back. At Israel. Many have begun preparing for war, restocking their bomb shelters and getting new gas masks from the government...
Russia, Cuba, South Africa abandon racism conference (10/06/02)
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A handful of countries -- including Russia, Cuba, South Africa and France's overseas territories -- withdrew their delegates from an anti-racism conference to protest its decision to exclude whites. Most of the 250 delegates at the African and African Descendants Conference Against Racism whistled and cheered Friday when chairwoman Jewel Crawford of the United States defended the conference's decision...
Bosnians choose between unity and ethnic division (10/06/02)
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- For the first time since the war, Bosnia conducted elections without international supervision Saturday -- a test of whether the ethnically divided nation can run its own affairs. The poll also is crucial to the country's future: Diplomats have warned that if Bosnians choose hard-line nationalists as their leaders, the country could lose the Western cooperation and foreign aid it depends on...
Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli army fire (10/06/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli troops Saturday killed a Palestinian youth during clashes in the West Bank's most populous city, the fifth such death in two weeks. In Washington, a Bush administration official said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet with President Bush on Oct. 16. Israeli news media said the talks would deal with the Israel-Palestinian conflict and possible U.S. action in Iraq...
4 Haitians dead in Lili's wake (10/06/02)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The death toll from Hurricane Lili grew to 12 after Haitian authorities reported that four people were killed when the storm hit the island more than a week ago. Two people died in mudslides and the other two drowned when Lili's outer rainbands dumped torrential rain on Haiti's south coast on Sept. 27, the National Civil Defense Bureau reported. At the time, Lili was a tropical storm...
Perryville ends slump, defeats Windsor (10/06/02)
PERRYVILLE -- Kyle Dobblare scored on a 1-yard run and ran in the conversion in the second half to lift Perryville to a 14-7 homecoming victory Saturday over Windsor, its first win of the season. Windsor (1-4) led 7-0 before Joel Kurre scored on a 2-yard run. Perryville trailed 7-6 at halftime before Dobblare's second-half points...
St. Mary's adds to string of wins vs. Notre Dame (10/06/02)
Notre Dame and St. Mary's have tangled in classic boys' soccer matchups the past few years. Saturday's wasn't much different. After playing scoreless more than 80 minutes, Jeff Rice of St. Mary's scored on a loose ball scrum inside the box to seal a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs. The ball appeared to be saved but was called in by the referee...
Perryville picks up first football win (10/06/02)
Kyle Dobblare scored on a 1-yard run and ran in the conversion in the second half Saturday to lift Perryville to a 14-7 homecoming victory over Windsor, its first win of the season. Windsor (1-4) led 7-0 before Joel Kurre scored on a 2-yard run. Perryville trailed 7-6 at halftime before Dobblare's second-half points...
Indians excel in OVC opener, beat TSU 49-25 (10/06/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's football team evidently got tired of all those white-knuckle finishes. The Indians, whose previous three wins were down-to-the-wire affairs, left no doubt Saturday night when they pummeled Tennessee State 49-25 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both squads...
Niners chomping at the bit to knock off downtrodden Rams (10/06/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Rams are 0-4. Kurt Warner is out for two months with a broken finger. The NFL's closest thing to a dynasty is on the edge of disaster. And the San Francisco 49ers would love to give them another push. After spending more than nine months preparing for today's game on Candlestick Point, the 49ers aren't sure how to react to the Rams' reduction to mere mortals...
League pins higher safety hopes on its new nets (10/06/02)
When the six-ounce frozen rubber puck leaves Al MacInnis's stick, it often travels faster than a Randy Johnson fastball. When he really cranks one up, it's known as hockey's "radio shot" -- you can hear it, but you can't see it. More times than the St. Louis Blues defenseman can count, his faster-than-fast slap shot has deflected off a player, the goal post or a stick and slammed into the unprotected crowd, destination unknown. Sometimes, the result is frightening...
Maddux sends Braves to 2-1 series advantage (10/06/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Greg Maddux looked like a fine postseason pitcher this time around -- doing more than enough to get Atlanta closer to another NL championship series. Maddux shook his past playoff blunders, winning his first postseason game in three years, as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 10-2 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL division series...
The have-nots have it, send Yankees packing (10/06/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As soon as David Eckstein settled under the popup, the red-clad crowd of 45,067 at Edison Field began celebrating. And when the Anaheim shortstop caught it for the final out, a most stunning AL division series was over. While the New York Yankees sat and stared blankly from the first-base dugout, the Angels and their fans cheered as never before, having beaten the big, bad New York Yankees 9-5 to win the best-of-five series 3-1...
Cards complete sweep of defending champions (10/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- After getting past Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, the Cardinals quickly finished off the defending World Series champions. Miguel Cairo, starting in place of injured Scott Rolen, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Saturday night to complete a three-game sweep in the NL division series...
Smith, MU give No. 3 Sooners a scare; Oklahoma escapes 31-24 (10/06/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Oklahoma can now look forward to playing Texas, although it may be a while before the Sooners shake the memory of Brad Smith. Smith, Missouri's redshirt freshman quarterback, had the third-ranked Sooners on the run all game long. Oklahoma needed a touchdown on a fake field goal with 6:33 left to escape with a 31-24 victory Saturday night...
Guerin's OT goal lifts Stars past Blues (10/06/02)
DALLAS -- Bill Guerin scored 24 seconds into overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 2-1 victory over the Blues on Saturday night in an exhibition game. Guerin skated to the net and backhanded Sergei Zubov's lead pass by Fred Brathwaite to give the Stars the victory. Guerin's penalty late in the third period set up the Blues' tying goal...
Latest win monumental in its own way (10/06/02)
Just one week after arguably the program's biggest win ever, Southeast Missouri State University's football Indians proved they weren't just one-hit wonders. While Saturday's victory over visiting Tennessee State to begin Ohio Valley Conference play doesn't rank with the previous week's stunning upset at Division I-A Middle Tennessee, the triumph was significant nonetheless...
FanSpeak 10/6/02 (10/06/02)
Coach showed class PEOPLE IN the community need to know what kind of a class act we have as our head football coach at Central. Last weekend, our team traveled to North County to play a 7:30 p.m. game. While the team was getting ready, we discovered that North County moved the starting time to 7 without notifying anybody. ...
FanFare 10/6/02 (10/06/02)
Briefly Basketball
  • A man arrested for identity theft had a bank account number for Michael Jordan and was looking for someone to pose as Jordan or his wife, police said. Ishman Walker was arrested last month, before he was able to find an accomplice who resembled Michael or Juanita Jordan, said Sally Daly, a spokeswoman for Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan.. ...
  • Think pink to raise breast-cancer awareness (10/06/02)
    Breast cancer affects the lives of so many women, either because they've been diagnosed with the disease, recently been tested for it or know someone who has it, which means the disease affects the lives of many shoppers. The fashion and beauty industries are giving all these shoppers a chance to do something to fight breast cancer...
    Ivy League schools covered in Virginia Creeper, not ivy (10/06/02)
    If truth be known, the hallowed walls of Ivy League colleges are not covered with ivy; they're covered with Virginia creeper. Still, the name "Creeper League" colleges wouldn't conjure up visions of institutions for higher learning. This is not to disparage the plant itself, now coming into its full glory, visually igniting walls and trees. ...
    Finding treasures at fall flea market sales (10/06/02)
    Flea market browsing is a nice way to spend an autumn day. Shoppers never quite know what they'll find at garage sales, tag sales and estate auctions. But they're sure to find some treasures that nudge their memories. If you're a browser, no doubt you'll see old objects that can be used in new ways. If you're on a mission to add to a particular collection, such as World War II-era linens or McCoy pottery, you know how to scope out the scene in a hurry...
    Accessories add punch to any outfit this fall Once again, this (10/06/02)
    The perfect accessory adds the proper punctuation to an outfit. If you're looking for an exclamation point this fall, try an oversized bag, a touch of the Wild West or an exotic animal print. The staple of the season, however, is again the boot. "Boots -- and by extension, booties -- are the perfect accessory," says footwear designer Stuart Weitzman. They work for a variety of outfits and personal styles, he explains...
    Comfortable and cozy Jackson house offers practical design (10/06/02)
    The house at 3558 Dana in Jackson is more than just a pretty face. Its innovative and practical design prove that it has brains as well as beauty. This house has four bedrooms and three baths, making it a very practical home for a growing family. Yet it also has a number of features that give it unexpected touches of luxury...
    Work to start on new hot air balloon museum in Albuquerque (10/06/02)
    ALBUQUERQUE -- A groundbreaking ceremony for a museum dedicated to the history and high points of ballooning will coincide with this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Maxie Anderson Foundation plans to break ground for the new museum on Friday...
    Finding Phoenix (10/06/02)
    PHOENIX -- Not long ago a friend of mine was eagerly packing for a trip Phoenix. I asked him, "What's the attraction of a city that brings to mind stately cactus, canyons and desert critters?" "Great golf," he said. There is a lot of golf in Phoenix. Of the more than 200 courses in Arizona, more than 120 of them are in the Phoenix area, and with about 300 days of sunshine each year, there are plenty of chances to play...
    Beyond trendy, denim takes its place as a fashion force (10/06/02)
    Denim has become its own fashion category. Just as every wardrobe needs casual clothes and dress-up clothes, denim clothes -- and not just jeans -- are now on the list of must-have items. "To call jeans or denim a trend at this point sounds ludicrous. It's gone way beyond that," says Cyndi Leive, Glamour magazine's editor in chief...
    New imaging software enhances pictures (10/06/02)
    As an avid digital-image maker, I try to keep up to speed on the latest digital imaging programs. That's not easy to do. Seems like a new, or updated, version of an existing imaging program is introduced every month. What's more, I try to become familiar with as many programs as possible so I can share their benefits with readers of this column...
    Man searches for 'perfect' woman (10/06/02)
    Stu Burt doesn't want Miss Universe. The New Zealand bar owner wants a woman who can mend a fence, change a tire, stack hay bales and darn a sock. Those are just four of the tests for entrants in his "Perfect Woman" contest later. The winner gets $420 and, no doubt, will be banned permanently from the Miss Universe Contest...
    Spurned Fox News takes after Paula Zahn (10/06/02)
    NEW YORK -- Shortly before CNN unveiled the new studio it had built in Manhattan for Paula Zahn's "American Morning" last month, a telephone rang at the desk of a reporter. A publicist for Fox News Channel was calling. For anyone writing about Zahn's show, she wanted to point out how much better Fox's morning show, "Fox & Friends," was doing in the ratings...
    Filmmakers draw on Soviet navy historian's expertise (10/06/02)
    HIRAM, Maine -- Peter Huchthausen had planned to write a comprehensive history of the Soviet navy during the Cold War, but Hollywood kept interrupting with requests to tap his wealth of knowledge about Soviet submarines. The retired Navy captain and former U.S. naval attache in Moscow has no complaints...
    Katelynne Brewer (10/06/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Katelynne M. Brewer of Perryville was born and died on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Donald and Koren Hogard Brewer. Survivors include her parents; one brother, Alec J. Brewer; two sisters, Courtney R. ...
    Caleb Brown (10/06/02)
    McCLURE, Ill. -- Caleb W. Brown, infant son of Rodney and Casey Dalton Brown, of McClure died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 8, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Hanover Lutheran Church. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Callie Brown of McClure; maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Robert York of Cape Girardeau and William Dalton of Gordonville, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Virginia and Jerry Munson of Metamora, Ill., and Morlow and Linda Brown of McClure; maternal great-grandparents, Imogene and Loyd Bollinger of Cape Girardeau; and paternal great-grandparent, Alice Harris of Cape Girardeau.. ...
    Franklin Schmidt (10/06/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Franklin P. "Dutch" Schmidt, 75, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born May 15, 1927, in Granite City, Ill., son of Martin and Marie Brown Schmidt. He and Zita Schrenk were married Sept. 5, 1949, in Perryville...
    Mary Scheeter (10/06/02)
    Mary Emeline Scheeter, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 4, 1911 at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of John A. and Etta M. House Stone. She and Charles L. Scheeter were married April 21, 1935 at Illmo, Mo. He died Sept. 4, 1995...
    Helen Haag (10/06/02)
    Helen B. Haag, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born April 23, 1909, at Rochester, N.Y., daughter of George and Mary Edna Carter Budd. She and Herman M. Haag were married July 8, 1933, at St. Louis. He preceded her in death June 7, 1970...
    Cora Musgrave (10/06/02)
    Cora "Cody" N. Musgrave, 93, of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Nov. 29, 1908, in Bokerton, Mo., daughter of J.W. and Mary "Molly" Herase Nicholas. She and Daniel Musgrave were married June 17, 1954, in Cape Girardeau. He died April 3, 1993...
    The Rev. Fletcher Hill (10/06/02)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- The Rev. Fletcher V. Hill, 85, of Rockford, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Rockford. He was born May 29, 1917, in McClure, son of John and Allie Chapman Hill. He and Anna Teich were married Aug. 21, 1941, in Chicago. Survivors include a son; three daughters; a brother, Miles Hill of McClure; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews...
    Marguerite Thurman (10/06/02)
    Marguerite Barnhill Thurman, 93, of Anniston, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1909 at Kewanee, Mo., daughter of Luke Winslow and Wilma Leonore Adkins Barnhill. She and Leonard "Peck" Therman were married Aug. 25, 1929, at Charleston, Mo. He died May 24, 1999...
    P.J. Schlosser (10/06/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- P.J. Schlosser, 87, of Sikeston died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 27, 1915, at Kelso, Mo., son of John and Mary Burger Schlosser. He and Geraldine Brewer were married March 10, 1936, at Murphysboro, Ill...
    Al Lafleur (10/06/02)
    Alfred "Al" D. Lafleur, age 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at his home. He was born June 8, 1916, in Cicero, Ill., the son of the late Otto and Ruth Kennedy Lafleur. He married Ruth Chilcutt Sept. 4, 1971, and she survives...
    Births 10/6/02 (10/06/02)
    Lanigan Son to Michael Timothy and Melissa Sue Lanigan of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2002. Name, Colin Bradley. Weight, 7 pounds 1 ounce. Fourth son. Mrs. Lanigan is the former Melissa Hennecke, daughter of Betty Hennecke of Whitewater, and the late Robert Hennecke. She is an assistant manager at McDonald's in Jackson. Lanigan is the son of James Lanigan and Louella Lanigan of Marble Hill, Mo. He is a carpenter with Behlman Builders...
    Swift-Hammock (10/06/02)
    Sara Kay Swift and Chet Allen Hammock were married July 29, 2002, at St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Dwight W. Ervin performed the ceremony. Dennis and Kay Swift of Columbia, Ill., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Jane Hammock of Matthews, Mo., and the late Donald Hammock Jr...
    Ireland-Featherston (10/06/02)
    First Baptist Church in Jackson was the setting for the wedding of Cathy Jean Ireland and Joshua Scott Featherston Aug. 3, 2002. The Rev. Brian Anderson performed the ceremony. Organist was Laura Robinson, and vocalists were Michelle Hicks of Campbell, Mo., and Reba James of Memphis, Tenn...
    Slinkard-Cruz (10/06/02)
    Elizabeth M. Slinkard and Matt J. Cruz were married Aug. 24, 2002, at Cape County Park in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Ronnie Brown performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Roger and Pauline Slinkard and Duane and Sherry Cruz, all of Oak Ridge...
    Casteel-Harper (10/06/02)
    First Baptist Church in Jackson was the setting June 22, 2002, for the wedding of Lynn Elaine Casteel and Ryan Paul Harper. The Rev. Patrick Tankersley performed the ceremony. Scripture reader was Angela Ernst, cousin of the bride. Pianist was Matt Yount of Marble Hill, Mo.; guitarist was Bryan Davidson, drummer was Brian Brinker, bassist was Sam Godwin, and soloist was Beth Poole, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Schoen-Vail (10/06/02)
    Audrey Lorainne Schoen and Chadwell Brandon Vail were married May 23, 2002, at the St. Louis Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jack Kramer of Cape Girardeau performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Brenda Schoen of Jackson, and Clifford and Anita Vail of Belgrade, Mo...
    Smithey-Coomer (10/06/02)
    Tera D. Smithey and Brandon Coomer were married Aug. 23, 2002, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Lorie Smithey of Wynona, Okla., and Kim Smithey of Jackson. Rick and Carol Coomer of Shawneetown are parents of the groom...
    Smith-Davis (10/06/02)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- Kevin and Debra Smith of Campbell Hill, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Sue Smith, to Matthew Steven Davis. He is the son of Tom and Martha Davis of McClure. Smith is a 1994 graduate of Trico High School in Campbell Hill. She received an associate of science degree in chemistry from John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She is an accountant at SIU...
    Birk-Holdman (10/06/02)
    Heather D. Birk and Brian E. Holdman of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Roy and Nancy Birk of Ann Arbor, Mich. Holdman is the son of Ruth Holdman of Cape Girardeau, and the late Larry Holdman. Birk received a bachelor of science degree in marketing management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a manufacturing supervisor at Magna-Tel Inc...
    Maynard-Tucker (10/06/02)
    Mike and Kathy Maynard of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica Leann Maynard, to Benjamin Vincent Tucker. He is the son of Mike and Donna Tucker of St. Louis. Maynard is a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an assistant manager at Walgreen Drug Store in St. Louis...
    Turner-Klaus (10/06/02)
    Dennis and Patty Turner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Denise Turner, to Brian Eli Klaus. He is the son of Theresa Weaver and James Klaus of DeSoto, Mo. Turner attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a software systems trainer for the United States Federal Courts...
    Sanders-Sanford (10/06/02)
    Donald R. Sanders and Deborah F. Cox of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Rae Sanders, to Shawn Steven Sanford. He is the son of Steven A. Sanford and Brenda K. Sanford of Scott City. Sanders is a graduate of Scott City High School, and is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is a server at Red Lobster...
    Koeberl-Freeman (10/06/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Koeberl of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Denise Koeberl, to Travis Jeremy Freeman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Freeman of Cape Girardeau. Koeberl is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is majoring in agri-business with animal science option at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the university...
    Aden-Moser (10/06/02)
    Kerry and Sherry Aden of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerrigan Renee Aden, to Christopher Joseph Moser. He is the son of Duaine and Judith Moser of Grassy, Mo. Aden is a 1994 graduate of Central High School. She is a cardiovascular assistant in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Gohns celebrate 50 years (10/06/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. David Gohn of Jackson celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 3, 2002, with family and friends at the Sportsman's Lodge at Kentucky Lake. A dinner party was also held Aug. 11 at the home of Jack and Shirley Cracraft in Cape Girardeau. Gohn and Glenda Propst were married Aug. 3, 1952, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
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