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Stories from Thursday, October 10, 2002

Cape P&Z changes sign policies (10/10/02)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission changed its rules and procedures Wednesday night so that a week before the commission's consideration, a yellow sign will be placed at any property that will be considered for a change in zoning or a special-use permit...
Community digest 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Scott City historical commission presents play The Scott City Historical Preservation Commission will present "The Mystery of the Ancell Rock" play this weekend. It will be performed in the newly renovated Harmon Building, now called the Schock Community Art and Rental Hall, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $7 each, will be available at the door...
Strack family of Cape honored as Outstanding Family in Missouri (10/10/02)
Though she may not have been able to study the subject in college, Dortha Strack fulfilled her dream of becoming a home economist through on-the-job training. In September, the Harold and Dortha Strack family of Cape Girardeau County was recognized as the Outstanding Family and Community Education (FCE) Family in Missouri at the State FCE Conference in Columbia, Mo. ...
Community cuisine 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Knights of Columbus schedules fish frys SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus on U.S. 61 in Scott City will hold fish frys on Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 8. The menu includes fish, french fries, slaw, hush puppies and drinks. The all-you-can-eat meal costs $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-12, children five and under eat free. Serving time is from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Catholic Church...
Food, tours, music and more planned for Union County ColorFest (10/10/02)
UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Several Union County communities will be celebrating their annual ColorFest this weekend with food, music, a car show, a tractor pull and lots of other activities. "It is a self-generating, county-wide event," said Terry Rueffer, former Union County Chamber of Commerce vice-chairman. "We want to show off Union County as a place to visit, move to, eat, drink and have a good time."...
Sikeston man found guilty of cocaine charges (10/10/02)
A Sikeston, Mo., man was found guilty Wednesday on charges of possessing cocaine base with the intent to distribute. Following a two-day jury trial, Derrick D. Scott, 26, was found guilty in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel. On Feb. 8, Sikeston police officer Andy Cooper stopped Scott for operating a motor vehicle while his driver's license was suspended. During a search of the car, officers found three packages of crack cocaine and about $3,000 in Scott's pants...
Region/State briefs 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Fourth Missourian dies from West Nile virus ST. LOUIS -- An 88-year-old suburban St. Louis man has become the fourth Missourian to die from the West Nile virus, state health officials said Wednesday. The St. Charles County man died Sunday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said without releasing his name. Preliminary testing late last month showed he had the mosquito-borne virus, the department said...
Cape gains one new leader, but looks to find another (10/10/02)
As the Chamber of Commerce filled a major personnel vacancy in Cape Girardeau, the city finds itself with another hole to fill. The Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday the hiring of a new Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, Chuck Martin of Cape Girardeau...
Jackson's Upward Bound (10/10/02)
What began as a way to increase participation in advanced placement courses in Jackson's schools has blossomed into a district-wide effort to improve student performance and rejuvenate teaching methods. Four years ago, Jackson teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade began meeting in groups known as vertical teams...
Cape schools - Prestwick plan needs changes (10/10/02)
Officials in the Cape Girardeau School District turned down a financing proposal made by developers of an upscale subdivision during a long-awaited meeting Wednesday, but the two groups plan to investigate alternative solutions during the coming weeks...
Gun-grab attempt fails as deputies get man (10/10/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Robert J. Owens so badly wanted to evade capture Tuesday night he tried to run down Bollinger County Sheriff Terry Wiseman and deputy Richard McCall at road blocks and later grabbed the barrel of McCall's handgun when he was stopped, investigators said...
Three judges on area ballots for retention Nov. 5 (10/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri voters will cast ballots on Nov. 5 to decide whether a Supreme Court judge and two members of the Court of Appeals should keep their jobs. Appointed judges, who include all those on appellate courts and trial judges in the St. ...
Third-party Senate candidates seeking votes for future (10/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The phone jangles at Daniel "digger" Romano's home in St. Louis. He answers cheerfully: "Senator's office!" Well, not exactly. At least not yet. But Romano, U.S. Senate nominee of the Green Party, is eternally hopeful. "Really, that's my little joke around here, saying it's the senator's office. Do I expect to win? No, not really. But I sure hope to get some votes," Romano, 47, said in an interview. "Gotta get some votes."...
Ashcroft unveils investigative information-sharing initiative (10/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A regional electronic database enabling federal, state and local law enforcers in parts of Missouri and Illinois is a "revolutionary" information-sharing tool in fighting and preventing crime in post-Sept. 11 America, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday...
Testimony concludes against man convicted of diluting drugs (10/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ovarian cancer patient Georgia Hayes wants former pharmacist Robert R. Courtney to have to look at her for a very long time. Hayes testified Wednesday in her lawsuit against Courtney, who has pleaded guilty to watering down the chemotherapy drugs he prepared for her and other cancer patients...
FBI memo details agents' blunders (10/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- FBI agents illegally videotaped suspects, intercepted e-mails without court permission and recorded the wrong phone conversations during sensitive terrorism and espionage investigations, according to an internal memorandum detailing serious lapses inside the FBI more than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks...
Man given death for killing tourists (10/10/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury decided Wednesday that Cary Stayner should die for killing three Yosemite National Park tourists in 1999, rejecting defense pleas to spare him because of mental illness and his traumatic childhood. The killings terrorized communities along the Sierra Nevada and went unsolved for more than five months. In that time, Stayner struck again, beheading a park naturalist; he was sentenced to life for that crime...
Census Bureau ordered to release adjusted count (10/10/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal appeals court ruled that the Census Bureau must release its statistically adjusted count for every state, county and neighborhood in the country -- a decision that could affect how billions in government money is distributed...
People talk 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Teri Garr discloses long-held MS secret NEW YORK -- After nearly 20 years of dealing with the illness, Teri Garr has revealed that she has multiple sclerosis. Garr, who received an Oscar nomination for supporting actress for 1982's "Tootsie," told CNN's Larry King that she kept the disease secret for years because she "didn't feel it was necessary to tell anybody."...
Coal mine re-opens after slurry spill (10/10/02)
LOGAN, W.Va. -- A coal treatment plant re-opened Wednesday, a day after a ruptured waste pipe spilled 100,000 gallons of coal slurry into two nearby streams, killing fish and raising concerns about the water supply. State environmental inspectors said Bandmill Coal Co., a subsidiary of Massey Energy Co., could open as long as workers continued cleanup efforts...
Head of Chicago-area Islamic charity indicted (10/10/02)
CHICAGO -- The leader of a Chicago-area Islamic charity was indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges accusing him of funneling donations to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. Enaam M. Arnaout, 40, of the Chicago suburb of Justice, head of Benevolence International Foundation, has been held in federal custody since April...
Dockworkers back to work tackling huge cargo backlog (10/10/02)
LOS ANGELES -- West Coast dockworkers returned to their jobs under court order Wednesday and were greeted with a huge backlog of cargo that built up over 10 days of a labor lockout. "It's been very hard. We're just glad to be back at work," said Karen Korbich, a dockworker for the past nine years...
Pentagon - Soldiers in chemical tests not informed (10/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that some soldiers engaged in chemical and biological weapons testing in the 1960s may not have been fully informed about the secret experiments conducted at sea and in five states from Alaska to Florida. Some tests used the military's deadliest nerve agent, VX...
Bush gains more support for war resolution (10/10/02)
President Bush gained important new Democratic support for his war resolution Wednesday, bolstering his expected margin of victory in Congress for broad authority to use force against Iraq. But the administration was having less success on the international front...
Smaller al-Qaida remains a threat, say officials (10/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The small-scale nature of Tuesday's shootout in Kuwait and last week's bombing in the Philippines -- both suspected of links to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network -- support the idea that al-Qaida has decentralized, leaving the plotting of attacks to local operatives, U.S. counterterrorism officials say...
Man shot, killed at gas station (10/10/02)
BALTIMORE -- A man was shot dead while pumping gas in Virginia on Wednesday night, and police were trying to determine whether he was the latest victim of the sniper who has terrorized the Washington area for a week. Meanwhile, a tarot card with the words "Dear policeman, I am God" emerged as a potential clue...
U.N. weapons inspectors outline agreements with Iraq (10/10/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Wednesday he still hopes to send an advance team to Iraq by the end of October to prepare for a resumption of inspections. The Security Council is discussing a possible new mandate for inspectors and Blix said it was reasonable to wait "at least for some little time" for the 15 council members to make a decision before sending the advance team...
Japanese families prepare for reunion with loved ones (10/10/02)
TOKYO -- After nearly a quarter century, five Japanese abducted by North Korea will be allowed to return home briefly next week, but without their children, officials and relatives of the victims said Wednesday. The five are among at least 13 Japanese kidnapped by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s and taken to the secretive communist country to train spies in Japanese language and culture. They are the only ones known to be alive...
U.S. investigates al-Qaida link to Kuwait shooting (10/10/02)
KUWAIT -- As investigators looked for al-Qaida links to a deadly attack on U.S. Marines in Kuwait, American forces in that country were involved Wednesday in another violent incident, the second in two days. A U.S. Army soldier heading to a training area in northern Kuwait fired one shot at a civilian vehicle when one of two people inside the car pointed a gun at the soldiers' Humvee utility vehicle, said a U.S. ...
Putin makes sure he is counted as Russia launches census effort (10/10/02)
MOSCOW -- Russia launched its first post-Soviet census Wednesday, and President Vladimir Putin told a nervous census-taker that he works in the "service" sector and speaks Russian fluently. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, whose answers also were televised, proudly said "18th century" when asked when his home was built. But Patriarch Alexy II didn't know if his stove was gas or electric...
Nobel economics award presented to two Americans (10/10/02)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two Americans won the Nobel prize for economics Wednesday for pioneering the use of psychological and experimental economics in decision-making. It was the third year in a row that Americans have taken the prize. Daniel Kahneman, 68, a U.S. ...
'Clouds of war' blowing across region, warns Israel's Sharon (10/10/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians in a clash in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, and in the West Bank soldiers started dismantling illegal Jewish settlement outposts. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned, meanwhile, that "clouds of war" were gathering over the region, a reference to a possible U.S. attack on Iraq...
On eve of anniversary, Castro lays some blame on Khrushchev (10/10/02)
HAVANA -- President Fidel Castro said on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev helped create the conflict by misleading President Kennedy -- indicating that there were no nuclear weapons on the communist island...
Iraqi site in no-fly zone bombed (10/10/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- U.S. warplanes bombed missile launchers in Iraq's northern no-fly zone on Wednesday, with American military officials calling them a threat to air patrols over the restricted zone. The strike brought to 47 the number of days this year that such bombings were reported by the United States and the United Kingdom coalition, whose mission is to patrol two zones set up to protect Iraqi minorities following the 1991 Gulf War...
Afghan leaders report mass graves (10/10/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Authorities in northern Afghanistan said Wednesday they have discovered several mass graves containing the corpses of hundreds of people allegedly massacred by the former Taliban regime. One mass grave in the district of Chamatal, about 24 miles west of the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, contained 350 bodies, said Mohammad Sardar Sayedi, spokesman for the main ethnic Hazara group, Hezb-e-Wahadat. All the dead were ethnic Hazaras...
SEMO Top 10 volleyball poll for Oct. 10 (10/10/02)
Here is this week's SEMO Top 10 volleyball poll with first-place votes, total votes, record and last week's ranking.1. Notre Dame (15) -- 150 25-4-1 1 2. Leopold -- 125 19-2-1 T2 3. Ste. Genevieve -- 95 15-5-1 4 4. Farmington -- 93 13-4 5 5. Bell City -- 84 15-4 7...
Notre Dame enters district as the team to beat (10/10/02)
Notre Dame, bumped up in classification by the new 1.3 multiplier for private schools, makes its debut in Class 3 competition today when Missouri launches district softball tournaments. Notre Dame, which ended a run of 15 straight district titles by Kelly last season while a Class 2 school, will be the top seed in the Class 3, District 2 tournament when the six-team field opens play today at Notre Dame Regional High School...
SEMO Top 10 football poll for Oct. 10 (10/10/02)
Here is this week's SEMO Top 10 football poll with first-place votes, record, total votes and last week's ranking: 1. North County (14) -- 5-0 223 1 2. Cape Central -- 4-1 207 2 3. Hayti (1) -- 4-0 199 3 4. Ste. Genevieve -- 4-1 171 5 5. Sikeston -- 4-1 150 4...
A win over rival Oklahoma could help quiet Simms' critics (10/10/02)
AUSTIN -- Like it or not, Texas fans tried to write quarterback Chris Simms' legacy before he ever set foot on campus. The son of former Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms would lead Texas to a national championship -- or two -- and routinely beat Oklahoma and anyone else who stood in the way...
Blues look to fill avoid left open by Pronger (10/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- It might be a while before the St. Louis Blues' season takes shape, considering their captain is out until at least January. The defense will be a work in progress while the team tries to fill 30 minutes of ice time per game as Chris Pronger recovers from knee and wrist injuries that could keep him out half the season or more. The team, which opens today at home against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, will be giving a lot of playing time to untested talent in the meantime...
Tigers hire Trammell, five others still searching for managers (10/10/02)
One down, five to go. Detroit became the first team to hire a new manager Wednesday after a half-dozen jobs opened in the days following the end of the regular season. The Tigers reached into their past for Alan Trammell, who played shortstop for them from 1977-96...
Cardinals tripped up by Giants in NLCS opener (10/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Barry Bonds was smack in the middle of everything -- driving in runs, scoring them and even flashing his temper in the NL championship opener. Bonds delivered yet another big hit, lining a key triple and later getting embroiled in a skirmish that nearly turned into a real slugfest as the San Francisco Giants beat the Cardinals 9-6 Wednesday night...
Angels stretch early cushion, tie series (10/10/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- So much for Minnesota's Metrodome dominance. Darin Erstad and Brad Fullmer homered off Rick Reed as Anaheim built a six-run lead, and the high-flying Angels beat the perky, pesky Twins 6-3 Wednesday night to head home with a split in the first two games of the AL championship series...
Now even the managers are talking smack (10/10/02)
Everybody knows where the commotion started. Nobody is prepared to say where it might end. "Just depends," Giants manager Dusty Baker said on the eve of Game 2, "on how many balls are thrown close to somebody." That tells you why the National League championship series between St. Louis and San Francisco should be worth keeping an eye on, even if you have to turn TV Guide upside-down to figure out which channel it's on...
Win over TSU showed team's growing confidence (10/10/02)
Our football team has turned the corner but we still have to go down the street. Our win over Tennessee State was a convincing win that shows our players have learned how to win. Now they have to learn how to handle winning. We have to work our way down the street one game at a time beginning with our game at Tennessee-Martin at 2 p.m. ...
Remembering - Support group reaches out to grieving families (10/10/02)
It doesn't matter whether the loss was yesterday, 20 years ago or 50 years ago, women and families who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth still grieve for their babies. Southeast Missouri Hospital is inviting women and families who have experienced such a loss to a "Walk to Remember" Saturday at Capaha Park. ...
Health calendar 10/10 (10/10/02)
Today Depression Screening Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. The screening is free and anonymous. It is sponsored by the Depression and Manic Depression Association. Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Senior Center. The event is sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Velo Girardeau Bicycle Club finishes 100-mile ride (10/10/02)
Members of the Velo Girardeau Bicycle Club recently rode 1,400 miles collectively during the annual Horseshoe Lake Century Ride. Eighteen members of the club met Sept. 29 for their annual 100-mile ride. Steve Dain of Olive Branch, Ill., served as the host for the ride, allowing members to use his home as the headquarters...
Very good years are still to come (10/10/02)
Oct. 10, 2002 Dear Leslie, When I was 17 it was a very good year. It was a very good year for flirting with girls the best I could, which wasn't very good, I was shy and in between, when I was 17....
Jim Turner (10/10/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Bryan "Jim" Turner, 79, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1923, in Sikeston, son of Claude B. and Bess Darrell Turner. He and Colleen Rayburn were married Aug. 4, 1943...
Dr. L.B. Painter Jr. (10/10/02)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Dr. L.B. Painter Jr., 81, of Portageville died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Knoxville, Tenn., son of Lattie B. and Florence Beach Painter Sr. He and Margaret Jack were married Dec. 4, 1948, in Knoxville...
O'tress Tandy Sr. (10/10/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- O'tress Leroy Tandy Sr., 67, of Cairo died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie Warner (10/10/02)
RANDLES, Mo. -- Elsie Marie Warner, 88, of Florissant, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Manor Care Health Services in Florissant. She was born May 5, 1914, at Randles, daughter of Tony and Mary Patterson Menz. She married Marvin Warner. Warner retired from Bussman Fuse Co. She was a member of Hazelwood Baptist Church...
Helen Miller (10/10/02)
Helen Miller, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau Health Care Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Hileman (10/10/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Nellie G. Hileman, 89, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at her home. She was born March 15, 1913, in Makanda, Ill., daughter of Hoyt and Nellie G. Lingle Eddleman. She and Fred J. Hileman were married March 16, 1930, in Union County. He died Dec. 5, 1999...
Pauline Sambrookes (10/10/02)
Pauline Josephine Sambrookes, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 29, 1904, in Bell City, Mo., daughter of George and Mary Fisher. Mrs. Sambrookes moved to Cape Girardeau in 1965. She was retired from Goldblatts in Hammond, Ind. She was a member of Golden Circle Sunday School of Bethany Baptist Church, Amaranth 14, Eastern Star 165, and White Shrine...
Births 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Kaempfe Daughter to Tim and Julie Kaempfe of Ballwin, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002. Name, Grace Ann. Weight, 8 pounds 9 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Kaempfe is the former Julie Oberndorfer, daughter of Harlin and Rose Oberndorfer of Altenburg, Mo. She is a freelance designer. Kaempfe is the son of Ken and Pat Kaempfe of Perryville, Mo. He is employed by a heavy equipment company...
Cape fire report 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 10 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 3:12 p.m., emergency medical service at 831 S. Kingshighway. At 3:26 p.m., emergency medical service at Perryville Road and Lexington. At 11:22 p.m., alarm sounding at Dempster Hall...
Cape police report 10/10/01 (10/10/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 10 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrestsn Jackee M. Nicholson, 33, of 918 College, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of walking in the street when a sidewalk is provided...
Out of the past 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 10, 1992 Cairo, Ill. -- Medical care in Cairo has taken step forward with relocation and expansion of Community Health Services Inc.; 20,000-square-foot mega-clinic opened this week on five-acre tract near Interstate 57 and Route 3 north of Cairo; prior to last week, Community Health was housed on top four floors of U.S. Post Office building in Cairo...
Correction 10/10/02 (10/10/02)
  • In the Oct. 5 edition, incorrect criminal charges in the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's report were attributed to John D. Schwein, 38, of Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • Talent proves he knows Missourian's interests (10/10/02)
    Webster County Citizen We and hundreds of other journalists from across Missouri were excited Friday in anticipation of hearing debate between incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan and Republican challenger Jim Talent in perhaps the most highly contested U.S. Senate race in the nation...
    Fix mistake by passing Amendment 3 (10/10/02)
    At the 1992 general election, Missouri voters, like others across the nation in the grip of a fiercely anti-government mood, adopted a new constitutional amendment establishing term limits on members of the legislature. The main effect was to graft onto the constitution a maximum eight-year term that any person may serve, in a lifetime, in either the House or Senate...
    Daschle bows to unions on homeland security (10/10/02)
    This side of their outrageous treatment of the president's judicial nominations, few issues have been more revealing of the way the U.S. Senate is being run than their treatment of the president's proposal to create a new Department of Homeland Security...
    Speak Out 10/10 (10/10/02)
    ONCE AGAIN, George Bush has gotten onto to television and tried to convince us all that the world will come to an end and Saddam will nuke all of the Arab coutries over there and then move on to us. I think Bush really believes that we can't see through this charade Yes, Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, but so do we, do does China, so does India, so does Pakistan, so does Russia, the list can go on and on. ...
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