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Stories from Monday, October 14, 2002

Students invited to enter essay contest on science, agriculture (10/14/02)
Missouri's junior high students are invited to share their thoughts about science and agriculture as part of a national essay contest sponsored by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). The council, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is sponsoring the "Boundless Science for Bountiful Agriculture" essay contest for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students across the nation. ...
Seminary building again attracting students (10/14/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A renovated, former seminary building is once again attracting students. Where students once trained for the priesthood, they're now studying algebra, earth science and history and looking to get secular jobs in such fields as auto repairs and nursing...
Community briefs (10/14/02)
Civil War group to meet Tuesday The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 E. Washington, in Jackson. Items of business will include nomination of officers for the coming year...
Seeing double - Cape woman finds Dutch 'twin' (10/14/02)
Southeast Missourian In March of 1945, Lillian Statler was home from college on spring break when everyone she ran into kept saying she was on the cover of LIFE magazine. But by the time she got to Jones Drugstore to see what all the fuss was about, the store was sold out...
Fetching attire adorns dogs at show (10/14/02)
Southeast Missourian Dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors strutted down the runway wearing the latest canine designs Sunday during the Fido Fashion Show during the annual Women's Show held in the Show Me Center. From denim to plaid, straw hats to tutus, man's best friends never looked so good as they pranced down the cat, err, dogwalk to the tune of Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy."...
New poll shows Carnahan trailing Talent (10/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Sen. Jean Carnahan is trailing Republican Jim Talent in a recent poll for a U.S. Senate race that is too close to call. The Zogby International poll, conducted last week for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, shows Mrs. Carnahan, D-Mo., trailing Talent 40.8 percent to 47.3 percent...
Health department firm on family planning money (10/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Little has changed at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services when it comes to the agency's stand on funding for Planned Parenthood. In 1999, the department awarded contracts to Planned Parenthood that were immediately challenged in court because anti-abortion forces claimed the funding was in violation of carefully worded restrictions lawmakers put into a spending bill...
Report - Nursing homes quietly killing thousands (10/14/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Thousands of America's elderly mothers, fathers and grandparents are being killed each year in the nation's nursing homes -- frail victims of premature and preventable deaths, according to a newspaper report. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the quiet pandemic is rarely detected by government inspectors, investigated by law enforcers, appraised by medical examiners or prosecuted...
Amendment 2 would allow bargaining for firefighters (10/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A 25-year veteran of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Stan Turner says winning the right to collectively bargain would be a boon for local firefighters. "We got a 1-percent raise this year, but that was the first time in three years," Turner said. "Even though we negotiate with the city, without collective bargaining we don't have a leg to stand on with city leaders. Without it, it is tough on us to get salary increases."...
'Dallas' does a movie (10/14/02)
The already larger-than-life Ewings of "Dallas" will be supersized to the big screen via a multimillion-dollar deal sanctioned by series creator David Jacobs. He envisions a grand-scale feature film with a new cast and more substantive roles for the series' often underfoot women. "Dallas," which ran from 1978 to 1991 on CBS, made the city an international tourist mecca and a symbol of high-handed lust and greed epitomized by Larry Hagman's portrayal of oily J.R. Ewing...
Registration on Election Day appears on ballots (10/14/02)
DENVER -- An expansion of democracy, or an invitation to fraud? Those are the competing arguments as voters in Colorado and California consider questions on the Nov. 5 ballot that would allow people to register to vote literally at the last minute -- at polling places on Election Day...
Enron faces struggles ahead on anniversary of collapse (10/14/02)
HOUSTON -- A year after Enron Corp.'s public facade as a thriving global energy behemoth began to crumble, only hints of those heady days remain in the company's 50-story headquarters. Former chairman Kenneth Lay's corner office on the top floor, with its view of the city skyline is vacant...
Stock research practices need overhaul (10/14/02)
NEW YORK -- It might be hard to understand how cleaning up Wall Street research would end up costing you money. Didn't biased research already cost you enough? It sure did. During the stock-market boom, analysts seemed more interested in winning investment banking business than giving investors accurate information. And many people lost big following their tainted advice...
Modifying vaccine for Alzheimer's may make it safe (10/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Modifications to an experimental vaccine for Alzheimer's disease that was discontinued because of side effects might make it safe, a study suggests. Researchers in Canada and Germany found that a more refined form of the vaccine worked in mice, which raised the chance that it might not produce in humans the inflammation that ended clinical trials...
Juice Newton performs benefit concert for town (10/14/02)
WALKER, Calif. -- Grammy Award winning singer Juice Newton sang for an audience seated on hay bales to raise money for this quiet Sierra town ravaged by two wildfires last summer. "I was asked if I would come to do a show to try to raise the awareness, to raise some money," she said after Saturday's concert. "Of course I'd come. Why not? ... You've gotta help."...
Trial over multiple killings grips Wichita (10/14/02)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The grim details of how two brothers allegedly committed a nine-day crime rampage that left five people dead are being closely monitored by a community that is still shaken nearly two years after the slayings and more than a month into the brothers' murder trial...
North Carolina Zoo group withholds funds for Afghan zoo (10/14/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The photographs and stories moved readers around the world: An aging, one-eyed lion. A stressed-out bear. Keepers who went unpaid but stayed on to care for animals at the Kabul Zoo. Last year, a zoo in North Carolina launched a fund-raising drive for its impoverished, war-shattered Afghan counterpart...
Investigators defend release of little information on sniper (10/14/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Investigators hunting an increasingly brazen sniper defended their meager release of information, saying Sunday they don't want the killer to know what they know. Authorities pointed to the dangerous balance between pleading for public help and revealing too much...
Deja vu - Familiar faces in Colorado's U.S. Senate race (10/14/02)
DENVER -- Colorado voters are feeling a sense of deja vu. Six years after Republican Wayne Allard beat Democrat Tom Strickland in a close election for the Senate, the two are locked in another tight contest and trading some of the same barbs. With Senate control in the balance, big names and money have been pouring into the state from Washington...
Army considers using foreigners in Special Forces (10/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Faced with a critical shortage of native Arab speakers, the Army is considering recruiting Middle Easterners into the ranks of its elite Special Forces, defense officials say. The proposal, which would require congressional approval, has not yet been endorsed by top Army leaders or the Pentagon. The Army's interest reflects the seriousness of a problem that looms large in the global war on terror: the Special Forces are stretched thin, particularly in Arab linguists...
Remains of fossilized camel found (10/14/02)
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A geologist searching for earthquake faults at a construction site found something even more earth-shattering: the 100,000-year-old fossilized remains of a North American camel. Thursday's discovery by Robert Lemmer yielded four vertebrae -- the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae, the thoracic vertebra and a neck vertebra. On Friday, another neck vertebra was discovered in a 12-foot deep trench dug to search for quake faults in the parking lot of a bowling alley...
L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. didn't investigate misconduct (10/14/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department failed to investigate 800 claims of deputy misconduct dating to 1993, a civilian oversight panel has found. The report by the Office of Independent Review found department officials routinely failed to investigate allegations of misconduct outlined in civil claims, which are filed with the county prior to a lawsuit, the Daily News of Los Angeles reported Sunday...
Nation briefs 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
Historian Stephen Ambrose dies of cancer NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen E. Ambrose, a once-obscure history professor catapulted to prominence by his best-selling books that made aging World War II veterans hometown heroes again, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 66...
It's not a question of if Iraqi people will re-elect Hussein (10/14/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The victory rallies are set and the tributes are ready. In an Iraqi yes-or-no vote on re-electing Saddam Hussein, the only cliffhanger in Tuesday's vote is whether the two-decade Iraqi leader will beat his last showing: 99.96 percent...
World Standards Day preserves measures (10/14/02)
GENEVA -- What's in a screw? Well, there's ISO 272, ISO 4757, ISO 7721. And that's just for starters. The humble screw, along with bolts, nails and all other types of fasteners, is subject to a mind-boggling 160 size and quality controls under an internationally coordinated system intended to make our everyday life safer and simpler...
Official - Saudi mosques cannot be used to spread extremism (10/14/02)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Mosques in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to preach extremism or recruit for Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, a senior member of the Saudi religious establishment said Sunday. Young Arabs, including Saudis, should not obey bin Laden's militant Islamic message because the world's most wanted man does not have the qualifications to speak in the name of Islam, Tawfeeq al-Sediry, deputy minister of Islamic affairs, told The Associated Press...
Deadly bombs in Indonesia raise al-Qaida attack fears (10/14/02)
BALI, Indonesia -- Terrified tourists tried Sunday to flee this island paradise that turned into an inferno, with the death toll from a pair of bombings climbing to 188 and fears growing that al-Qaida has taken its terror campaign to the world's largest Muslim country...
Serbia's presidential elections fail due to low turnout (10/14/02)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Serbia's first presidential elections since Slobodan Milosevic was ousted from power were ruled invalid Sunday because of low turnout, independent vote monitors said. Widespread voter apathy -- triggered by the slow pace of reforms, quarreling between pro-democracy leaders who ousted Milosevic and low living standards -- produced a turnout of 45.5 percent, according to the independent Center for Free Elections and Democracy...
World briefs 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
Police dismantle migrant-smuggling ring BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's secret police say they broke up a ring that was smuggling migrants into the United States. Five Chinese citizens and a Colombian man were arrested on charges they led a crime ring that smuggled people into the United States, the secret police, known as the DAS, said in a press release...
Six Palestinians killed in day of violence (10/14/02)
BEIT JALLA, West Bank -- A Palestinian militant, whose clan has been targeted previously by Israeli security forces, was killed Sunday when a public telephone exploded in his hand -- one of six Palestinians to die in a day of violence, Palestinians said...
Kuwait - Attack on Marines won't affect ties with Washington (10/14/02)
KUWAIT -- The fatal shooting of a U.S. Marine by two Kuwaitis last week won't affect Kuwait's "deep" ties with Washington, the Kuwaiti government said Sunday. "Kuwait will not be lenient in the face of such acts that are rejected by all Kuwaitis and will firmly stop anyone who tries to undermine its security and interests," the Cabinet said in a statement following its first meeting since the Tuesday attack that left one Marine dead and another injured...
Rams finally show life in getting first victory (10/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- One quick possession was all Marc Bulger needed to calm his frayed nerves and give the St. Louis Rams a lead they'd never relinquish. The third-string quarterback, who came into the league two years ago as an obscure sixth-round draft choice, threw three touchdown passes and ran for another in his first NFL action Sunday as the Rams won their first game 28-13 over previously unbeaten Oakland...
Angels book first ticket to World Series (10/14/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Once Adam Kennedy and Anaheim broke out their own Thunder Stix, there was no doubt -- the Angels were going to the World Series for the first time. Kennedy hit his third homer of the game in the seventh inning Sunday and the Angels erupted for a 13-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins to win the AL championship series in five games...
Tataurangi nabs first win (10/14/02)
LAS VEGAS -- Phil Tataurangi shot a 10-under 62 Sunday to come from five shots behind to win the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas. Tataurangi swept past fourth-round leader David Duval with five birdies on the front nine, then added the same number on the back to get to 29-under 330...
Rookie surprise winner (10/14/02)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jamie McMurray, driving in only his second Winston Cup race, shocked the NASCAR world Sunday with a victory in the UAW-GM 500. McMurray, scheduled to move up from the Busch Series in 2003, was pressed into service early by team owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates when veteran Sterling Marlin, who led the points much of the season, was knocked out for the final seven races of the season by a fractured vertebra...
Favre gets better of Brady as Pack rolls (10/14/02)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Brett Favre outplayed New England's Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Packers to their fourth straight victory Sunday, 28-10. Favre now has 301 TD passes for his career, moving him past John Elway into third place on the career list. Only Dan Marino (420) and Fran Tarkenton (342) have more...
Giants put Cardinals in serious trouble (10/14/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds strolled to the plate and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa never hesitated, putting four fingers in the air for an intentional walk. It seemed like a good idea -- until catcher Benito Santiago connected. Santiago followed the walk with a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night in Game 4 of the NL championship series...
Adversity on the road to a title? So what (10/14/02)
A recent column by Skip Bayless of the San Jose Mercury News argued which team was more deserving of a World Series berth. In his mind, the Giants have followed a rockier road to the playoffs and should get into the championship based on that alone...
O'Grady fits housewife role in 'American Dreams' show (10/14/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Wearing a scratchy, green wool sweater, a pencil slim skirt, very high heels, a blond bouffant and pale peach lipstick, Gail O'Grady walks into a bedroom where a small boy is saying his prayers. The decor on the walls includes a paint-by-numbers study of a horse, a picture of Jesus Christ and a photo of President John F. Kennedy...
CBS News plans for life after legend (10/14/02)
NEW YORK -- How do you say goodbye to a television legend who's not ready to say goodbye? There's no easy answer to that question, being asked quietly these days in the halls of CBS News about Don Hewitt, for whom the label "legend" is befitting...
People on the move 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
Abernathy joins Eugene's salon Lupe Abernathy has joined Eugene's Total Care Salon in Cape Girardeau. Abernathy had worked at Elan Day Spa before taking the job as nail technician for Eugene's. Abernathy, a Los Angeles native who moved to the area 10 years ago, has 20 years of nail experience...
Zany Brainy founder woos tweens, teens (10/14/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Although 10-year-olds might not know it yet, what they really need is "a store they can call their own." That's entrepreneur David Schlessinger's marketing idea for Five Below, the new emporium he opened in Chester County, Pa., that carries thousands of items for $5 or less, designed for 8- to 15-year-olds with their own spending money...
Ways to check up on parents' financial health (10/14/02)
NEW YORK -- As you've watched your savings accounts shrink, have you given any thought to how the 2-1/2-year market slide and depressed interest rates have affected your parents' retirement nest egg? Are they in trouble or are they OK? Just how do you broach the subject in a way that doesn't hurt their feelings or threaten their sense of independence?...
New USDA regulations on organic foods go into effect Oct. 21 (10/14/02)
Chances are, the ingredients in the food you eat have been sprayed with pesticides made from sewage sludge, injected with growth hormones or ionized with radiation. While all those are government-approved as safe farming techniques, consumers looking for an alternative will have an easier time finding one starting Oct. 21...
Madrea McLard (10/14/02)
Madrea McLard, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Hearland Care in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Chapel.
Esther Casper (10/14/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Esther G. Casper, 87, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born April 4, 1915, in Union County, Ill., daughter of the late Charles E. and Ella Abney Casper. She was a nursing supervisor and worked at the former Anna State Hospital for 10 years before working at the Alton Mental Health Center. She retired in 1976...
Floy Tally (10/14/02)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Floy Marie "Pepper" Shumaker Tally, 78, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at her residence. She was born June 3, 1924, in Villa Ridge, daughter of the late Dr. W.E. and Floy Bour Shumaker. She and Benjamin Mark Tally were married Jan. 5, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark. He preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2002. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Mounds and was a homemaker and housewife...
Dr. Walter Schroeder Sr. (10/14/02)
Dr. Walter A. Schroeder Sr., 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Pinckneyville, Ill., son of the late George Herman and Adele Caroline Walthers Schroeder. On Dec. 29, 1939, he and Frieda Jane Osburn were married in McLeansboro, Ill. She preceded him in death June 23, 1975...
Sylvia Schuette (10/14/02)
Sylvia Teresa Schuette, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 27, 1909, at Perryville, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Mary Pouyer Miget. She and Lester Smith Schuette were married in 1946 at Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1972...
Jimmy Winters (10/14/02)
Jimmy V. Winters, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Rivers Run Health and Rehab. He was born Aug. 28, 1923, and worked as a tailor. He was a veteran. He is survived by one son, Michael. Service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Lee Roy Quinn officiating...
Cape fire report 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Oct. 14 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 3:13 p.m., an illegal burning at 1222 N. Spanish. At 4:33 p.m., an illegal burning at 2452 Camel Back. At 8:08 p.m., an illegal burning at Dumis and Country Club...
Cape police report 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Ando Yoshiharu, 48, of 641 S. Spring was arrested Sunday at the intersection of Sprigg and William for driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive on the right half of roadway...
Out of the past 10/14/02 (10/14/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 14, 1992 After years of being orphan, Cape Girardeau Central High School has been adopted by Mid-America Hotels; in addition, Parents as Teachers program has been adopted by Commerce Bank; this marks first time program, for parents with children through age 3, has been part of adopt-a-school program...
Amendment makes us unequal (10/14/02)
By Jim Kistler As the Nov. 5 election approaches, Missouri voters need to take a close look at Constitutional Amendment 2. Constitutional Amendment 2 amends the Missouri constitution by bestowing special "rights" on a select few Missouri citizens...
What's a citizen to do? (10/14/02)
There are so many problems, so many potential disasters and so many dire warnings of imminent danger these days that the only response most of us can offer is worry. The concern I have is that most will have nothing left to do but follow the leader and concentrate on the things we can resolve: the need to buy more orange juice on the way home, the need to drive around that discarded tire on the street outside the subdivision, the need to pick up that broken limb from last week's wind storm that's still in the front yard. ...
City of Roses brought good times downtown (10/14/02)
Members of the City of Roses Music Heritage Association are breathing contented sighs, recovering from their recent giant undertaking of a three-day music festival that brought the best of local country, rock and gospel music to downtown Cape Girardeau...
Terrorism threat calls for all to be alert (10/14/02)
America's war on terrorism has awakened many in this nation to harsh realities about the enemy. There aren't any real skirmishes, never mind battles. The enemy hides in caves, coming out to shoot Marines during military exercises in Kuwait or bomb a Green Beret in a Filipino market...
Mission group is impressive (10/14/02)
I recently heard a presentation by members of the Jamaican Christian Medical Mission and was so impressed; I wonder why I haven't seen a front-page story about this group. It is so rewarding to see what a relatively small group of very enthusiastic Christians can do. ...
Speak Out 10/14 (10/14/02)
DDT worked for me THIS IS about the stupid remark about DDT. I am an 84-year-old man and was with the 15th Air Force in southern Italy. We had fleas and body and head lice. The body and head lice we got by sending our laundry to private homes. The Air Force issued 12-ounce cans of DDT to get rid of the lice and fleas. ...
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