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Stories from Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Self-storage turns into big business (10/16/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Some call it hoarding. Others insist it has to do with sentimentality. But the truth of the matter is more and more people are running out of room to put their stuff. And in answering Americans' plea for help, the self-storage business has grown into a $10-billion-per-year industry...
Region briefs 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
BioKyowa scholar to visit SEMO Hisao Tanaka, an English professor from Japan, will deliver a lecture on Oct. 23 about American author William Faulkner's visit to Japan in 1955. The lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Crisp Hall's Dempster Auditorium. The lecture will include rare film footage of Faulkner in Japan. Admission is free and open to the public...
Area job hunters attend inaugural Career Fair (10/16/02)
Around 375 job hopefuls from throughout the area took advantage of the opportunity to meet with business representatives, fill out applications and gather employment information Tuesday during the inaugural Career Fair at the Show Me Center. Some, like Nancy Blattel of Jackson, even landed interviews with prospective employers...
Share your favorite holiday recipes (10/16/02)
Everybody has one: a favorite treat you find only at the holidays. It might be your grandmother's fruitcake, your mother's divinity or your aunt's Christmas stollen that gives you your first taste of the holidays. Whatever treat it is, the Southeast Missourian is looking for the recipe...
Cape County man pleads guilty to charges of burglary (10/16/02)
A rural Cape Girardeau County man admitted he was a car thief and burglar when he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jackson to three counts of felony stealing, three counts of second degree burglary and six motor vehicle violations. Presiding Circuit Judge John Grimm sentenced Richard Ryan Gilmore, 29, to six concurrent five-year terms in prison and three concurrent six-month terms in Cape Girardeau County jail...
Janet Ashcroft talks to voters about D.C. life (10/16/02)
TOP COP'S WIFE By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The nation's top cop doesn't walk the streets of Washington any more. In America's war on terrorism, it has become too risky, says Janet Ashcroft, the wife of U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft...
Jackson chief of police gets allegation of harassment (10/16/02)
SUSPENDED By Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian An allegation of sexual harassment made by a dispatcher against Jackson police chief Marvin Sides resulted Tuesday in his suspension with pay while an investigation is being conducted, city officials said...
The rise of hillbilly heroin (10/16/02)
Defining a painkiller What is OxyCotin: A synthetic drug designed as a pain medication and considered highly addictive. Abusers take it for its opiate-like effects. Also called Oxy, OC's, O's, hillbilly heroin. Who abuses it:...
Prestwick planners postpone meeting with commission (10/16/02)
By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Negotiating continues in Cape Girardeau's first tax-increment financing project, but the Prestwick Group's progress has slowed again, this time due to a financial analysis report submitted by an independent consultant...
14 more cases of West Nile reported in Illinois (10/16/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Public health officials reported 14 new cases of West Nile Virus on Tuesday. The mosquito-borne disease has killed 41 of the 675 people in Illinois who have been infected this year. Illinois has the most deaths and cases of any state. Nationally, among 2,991 cases, 162 people have died, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Columbia teen loses his appeal in death of 12-year-old girl (10/16/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Columbia youth who was sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing a 12-year-old girl has lost an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. David Dewey was convicted last year of second-degree murder in the beating and strangulation of Sheena Rae McDonald. Dewey, who was 16 at the time, was tried as an adult in the slaying...
Trainers ready fish to live together in facility addition (10/16/02)
The AssociatedPress CHICAGO -- Some fish at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium are going to school. Several species of sharks and other fish are enrolled in an underwater academy where trainers are getting them ready to live together in a new $47 million addition that is set to open in April...
Former fiance of Revels turns over nude photos (10/16/02)
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- The former fiance of Rebekah Revels, the Miss North Carolina who resigned after the Miss America pageant learned about nude photos of her, turned over the pictures Tuesday, her lawyer said. Attorney Barry Nakell said in Robeson County court that Tosh Welch turned over the photographs just before a contempt hearing for Welch was to begin. Nakell would not describe the pictures in detail...
Crash leaves fleeing suspects paralyzed (10/16/02)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Two people suspected of robbing a suburban St. Louis fast-food restaurant at gunpoint were left paralyzed after their car crashed while they were trying to get away, police said. Sgt. David Kuppler of the St. Peters police said the 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman are both from St. Louis. Their names were not released because formal charges had not been filed...
Charter school students in St. Louis score lower in exams (10/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Students at St. Louis charter schools, which began opening two years ago as an alternative to failing urban schools, are scoring significantly lower on state exams than pupils at St. Louis Public Schools. Recently released test scores for the spring show charter school students scoring below the city district average in every category tested, from communication arts and social studies, to math and science, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday...
State workers create association to push rights (10/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Faced with no pay increases and rising health care costs, some state employees have created an association to lobby on their behalf at the Capitol. The newly formed Missouri Association of State Employees will allow the roughly 65,000 state workers to become part of the group for an annual fee of $144 a year...
State voters must give approval for St. Louis to get home rule (10/16/02)
By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As statewide ballot measures go, Amendment 1 -- home rule for St. Louis city -- is uncharacteristically parochial. Whereas most proposed changes to the state constitution would impact all Missourians, approval of Amendment 1 on Nov. 5 would affect only residents of St. Louis city, and then only maybe...
Fried Twinkies a hit in Arkansas (10/16/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In the South, where some joke that the four basic food groups are barbecued, baked, broiled or fried, state fairs are filled with booths that sell everything from corn on a stick to club-like turkey legs. For dessert, an odd new treat has emerged: fried Twinkies...
Customers' calls to Missouri welfare hotline directed to India (10/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians who call a toll-free number with questions about their food stamps or welfare benefits are receiving help from customer service representatives in India. Yes, the country of India -- about 8,000 miles away from Missouri on the opposite side of the world...
Businesses, uneasy about recovery, trim inventories (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Uneasy about the economic recovery, businesses trimmed their stockpiles of unsold goods in August for the first time in four months. Inventories on shelves and back lots edged down by 0.1 percent in August, a turnaround from July when businesses boosted their stockpiles by a solid 0.4 percent, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday...
IRS mulling use of private firms to collect back taxes (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is considering the use of private collection agencies to help it track down billions of dollars in delinquent taxes, raising concern Tuesday from key lawmakers about privacy and taxpayer protection. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees the IRS, said he is skeptical about putting such powers in the hands of for-profit businesses. ...
Bush touts greater home ownership by minorities (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Saluting the beaming new minority homeowners sitting primly behind him on stage, President Bush said Tuesday that reducing the huge disparity between white and minority homeowners is essential "for the sake of a more hopeful future."...
Sniper kills FBI terrorism analyst (10/16/02)
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- An FBI terrorism analyst was identified Tuesday as the ninth person killed by the Washington-area sniper, shot in the head in an attack investigators say has yielded the most detailed clues yet. For the first time, witnesses were able to give information about license plates on vehicles seen fleeing the scene, including a light-colored Chevrolet Astro van with a burned-out rear taillight...
Hijacking grass-roots democracy (10/16/02)
Citizen initiative process gets wide criticism By David Crary ~ The Associated Press In theory, it is the quintessence of American democracy: citizens signing petitions to place grass-roots proposals on their election ballot. In practice, voter initiatives are provoking complaints from a growing number of skeptics...
Terrorism called possibility behind sniper attacks (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Absent hard evidence about motivation, the Bush administration is considering the possibility that foreign or domestic terrorists are behind the sniper slayings of nine people in and around the nation's capital. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge said Tuesday that investigators are hesitant to rule out any possibility...
Girl's kidnapping halted by bowlers (10/16/02)
WINDHAM, N.H. -- A group of bowlers who stopped a man from leaving a bowling alley with an 8-year-old girl helped thwart a kidnapping, authorities said. Gerard Bean, 55, was arraigned on a charge of attempted child abduction Tuesday, two days after he allegedly walked out of the bowling alley with the girl...
Stocks surge Tuesday by 378 points (10/16/02)
NEW YORK -- Powered by a batch of surprisingly good earnings reports, stocks barreled higher Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrials soaring more than 375 points for a four-day gain of nearly 1,000 points. The rally also gave the Dow its seventh-biggest point gain ever, and that propelled the blue chips back above 8,000...
Bodies of suspected illegal aliens discovered in railcar (10/16/02)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Eleven suspected illegal immigrants whose badly decomposed bodies were found in a locked railroad car probably died slowly and painfully from severe overheating or asphyxiation, authorities said Tuesday. The victims apparently boarded the grain hopper in Mexico four months ago and may have been smuggled into the country, said Jerry Heinauer, district director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for Nebraska and Iowa...
People talk 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
'Pinocchio' sets box office record in Italy ROME -- Roberto Benigni's "Pinocchio" has set a new record at the Italian box office for first weekend returns, taking in more than $6.93 million, according to the independent movie survey company Cinetel Srl...
Soldier pleads innocent to peddling top-secret photos (10/16/02)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A soldier accused of offering photographs of a top-secret military facility to a Philadelphia newspaper pleaded innocent Tuesday and his lawyer said he hoped to reach a plea bargain. Army Spc. Maurice Threats, 22, of Cascade, Md., is charged with peddling photos of the Alternate Joint Communications Center, a facility widely known as Site R. ...
Former ImClone CEO pleads guilty; Stewart not implicated (10/16/02)
NEW YORK -- Samuel Waksal, the jet-setting scientist who founded ImClone Systems, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the insider-trading scandal that threatens his friend Martha Stewart and her home-decorating empire. Waksal, 55, became the second person to plead guilty in the investigation into trading of the biotechnology company's stock. He did not implicate Stewart in his plea, and the plea was not part of an agreement to cooperate...
Supreme Court refuses case on Confederate flags (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- A descendant of a Confederate soldier has lost a Supreme Court challenge of a ban on Confederate battle flags in national cemeteries. Justices refused Tuesday to settle a free-speech skirmish over the government flag restrictions, imposed out of worry that the flag is racially divisive...
Illinois holds broad clemency hearings for death row inmates (10/16/02)
CHICAGO -- Illinois opened a marathon series of clemency hearings Tuesday for nearly every prisoner on death row in what could be the most sweeping review of capital punishment in U.S. history. In all, more than 140 petitions for clemency will be heard before the end of next week. The hearings for all but a few of the state's 160 condemned inmates come after Gov. George Ryan said earlier this year that he intended to review every death penalty case before he leaves office in January...
U.S., British airstrikes focus on key air base in southern Iraq (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- A key target of U.S. and British bombing in Iraq in recent weeks has been an air base south of Baghdad that would be central to Saddam Hussein's defense against an American invasion. Since mid-September, Tallil Air Base -- a key link in an Iraqi air defense network that remains formidable despite damage from years of periodic U.S. ...
Domestic violence rules for military tightened (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- The House, responding to a spate of violence at an Army base during the summer, moved to close a legal loophole Thursday that exempts military bases from enforcing restraining orders issued by civilian courts. Rep. Robin Hayes, R-N.C., said the measure, passed by voice vote, would help protect both civilians and military personnel at military installations...
Talent holds cash advantage over Carnahan as election nears (10/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan raised more money, but Republican Jim Talent had a $1.65 million cash-on-hand advantage heading into the final month of the U.S. Senate campaign, according to reports released Tuesday. Talent reported having $2.79 million cash on hand to Mrs. Carnahan's $1.14 million. The figures were due Tuesday to the Federal Election Commission and cover money-raising from July 18 through Sept. 30...
Diana's butler pleads innocent to theft charges (10/16/02)
LONDON -- In the days after the car crash that killed Princess Diana, her butler removed two dresses and other personal items from her London home in a pre-dawn visit, prosecutors told a jury Tuesday. Paul Burrell -- the man Diana called "my rock" -- has pleaded innocent to three charges relating to the theft of hundreds of items from the princess and others in the royal family...
Injuries reported in attack on bus in northern Israel (10/16/02)
JERUSALEM -- A bus was attacked near the northern Israeli town of Beit Shean on Tuesday and four people were wounded, police and rescue workers said. There were conflicting reports about whether the incident involved a shooting or a bombing attack. Rescue services spokesman Yeroham Mandola said four people suffered light injuries due to shooting. The initial, urgent police report referred to a bombing, but spokesmen later said the nature of the attack was "unclear."...
Crew of Saudi airliner foils hijacking attempt (10/16/02)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A gun-wielding Saudi passenger attempted to hijack a Saudi Arabian Airlines jet Tuesday, but security forces overpowered and arrested him, officials said. The gunman's motive was not immediately known, but the hijack attempt follows a series of terrorist acts throughout a jittery world. ...
Belgian court upholds arrest of Moroccan man (10/16/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A Brussels court upheld the arrest of a man of Moroccan origin suspected of links to al-Qaida. Ahmed Ellattah, 35, made his first appearance in court Monday on charges of criminal association. He denied the charges, but the court ordered he remain in detention...
Israel briefly detains, then releases chief Muslim cleric (10/16/02)
JERUSALEM -- Jerusalem's chief Muslim cleric was questioned by Israeli police Tuesday about a newspaper interview in which he was quoted as endorsing suicide bombings. Ikrima Sabri, 63, was detained at his home and held for three hours at a police compound in Jerusalem before being released without charge...
Court gives death sentence to Afghan troop commander (10/16/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- For first time since the fall of the Taliban, a court in the Afghan capital handed down a death sentence Tuesday -- to an infamous military commander convicted of killing more than 20 people, including his wife. Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdul Hadi Shinwari told The Associated Press that the condemned man, Abdullah Shah, had the right to appeal the verdict. State television said Shah pleaded innocent...
Indonesia pressured to find those responsible for bombing (10/16/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian officials interrogated a security guard and another man Tuesday about the deadly nightclub bombing in Bali and said traces of C-4 plastic explosives were found at the scene of the blast. With Indonesia under increasing international pressure to combat terrorism, a violent Muslim group with ties to Indonesia's military disbanded -- the first apparent sign the government was getting serious about moving against Islamic extremism...
Myanmar recruits world's largest number of boy soldiers (10/16/02)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Children are being snatched off the streets of Myanmar and forced to fight and commit atrocities in an army with the world's largest number of boy soldiers, according to human rights investigators. A report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch claims that as many as 70,000 soldiers in Myanmar's national army were under 18, with the vast majority forcibly conscripted...
Casualties of Saddam's chemical weapons arsenal (10/16/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- To understand the unending nightmare of an Iraqi chemical barrage, there's ward 10-D. The patients -- all veterans of Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq -- shuffle about in plastic sandals and pale yellow hospital pajamas. They talk little. Even a shallow breath can be painful...
Disbandment of IRA key to reviving cooperation, politicians say (10/16/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland's Catholic-Protestant administration won't be revived unless the Irish Republican Army disbands, leading British and U.S. officials predicted Tuesday. IRA commanders remained silent about Britain's resumption of authority in Northern Ireland after nearly three years of local power-sharing between two British Protestant parties and two Irish Catholic parties, including the IRA's Sinn Fein...
Man guns down ex-wife, relatives and neighbors (10/16/02)
CHIERI, Italy -- A gun collector shot and killed his ex-wife and six other relatives and neighbors Tuesday, then turned the gun on himself in the latest in a spate of small-town family slayings that have horrified Italians. The killings occurred in two adjacent homes on a residential street in Chieri, a suburb of the northwestern industrial city of Turin, said Col. Filippo Ricciarelli of the carabinieri paramilitary police...
Iraqis vote for Saddam (10/16/02)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Stuffing ballots into boxes by the fistful, citizens in Saddam Hussein's hometown of massive compounds and narrow lanes joined millions of other Iraqis on Tuesday for a vote choreographed as a show of support for their leader. "All Iraq is for Saddam. He is our leader and our father," said one voter, showing off a ballot stamped "yes" in a thumbprint of blood...
Five kidnapping victims return from North Korea (10/16/02)
TOKYO -- Five Japanese kidnapping victims who were whisked away in their youth by North Korean spies finally came home Tuesday, tearfully hugging their aging mothers and fathers for the first time in nearly a quarter century. The reunion marked a major thaw in relations between Japan and North Korea's enigmatic ruling regime, which appears to be easing its long-standing belligerence toward the outside world in search of economic aid...
Central puts wraps on district title, hits the road (10/16/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Central softball team. Today, a day after winning a district championship, the Tigers will find out when they travel to play Seckman in the Class 4 sectionals. "We made our goals at the beginning of the year that we didn't want to talk about districts," Central coach Amy Blattel said. "We wanted a step above that. We wanted to talk about sectionals."...
ND overcomes Central challenge (10/16/02)
Notre Dame's volleyball team struggled with its hitting but, with the help of some strong serving, found its way to a 15-13, 15-4 home victory over Central Tuesday night. Valaree Rutherford scored eight straight points on her serve to bring Notre Dame -- ranked No. 1 in the SEMO Top 10 poll -- back in the first game. Rutherford put up four aces during that streak...
Winans eager to follow up on his big freshman debut (10/16/02)
Derek Winans is focused on avoiding a sophomore jinx and helping lead Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball back to prominence -- although not necessarily in that order. Winans broke on to the college basketball scene in a big way last year when the redshirt freshman guard led the Indians in scoring (14.9 ppg) and four other statistical categories while being voted Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the year...
Out of football's shadows, Pancoast finds room to run (10/16/02)
Running in the shadows of a storied football team, Central product Kim Pancoast is finding a way to make her mark in Cornhusker country. Pancoast said the cross country team enjoys a great deal of support from the school despite the state's love for the gridiron...
Eastern Illinois quarterback gives Panthers a leg up (10/16/02)
Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference heavyweight battle between powerhouses Eastern Illinois and Eastern Kentucky lived up to its pre-game hype. Defending OVC champion EIU needed an 8-yard touchdown run by quarterback Tony Romo on the game's final play -- capping a 75-yard drive in 43 seconds -- to squeeze out a 25-24 victory in Charleston, Ill...
Audible disaster, loss add to Zook's woes (10/16/02)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Rex Grossman surveyed the defense, called an audible, took the snap and threw for a touchdown -- to the wrong team. It turned out that the audible, a little wiggle of the hand, means one thing under Florida offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher's new system and another under Steve Spurrier's old one...
Transition from QB to receiver a smooth one for MU's Outlaw (10/16/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When Missouri played Nebraska in 2001, Darius Outlaw was on the sidelines as the backup quarterback. Last Saturday, Outlaw was Missouri's leading receiver in a 24-13 loss. In less than a year, Outlaw has not only learned the wide receiver position, but he is a starter and one of quarterback Brad Smith's favorite targets. And Outlaw wasn't even sure if he'd be back for this season after becoming academically ineligible in the spring...
Willingham says No. 7 Irish won't stray from game plan (10/16/02)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- He's not going to criticize, he's not going to fret and he's not going to look too far ahead. Nope, Tyrone Willingham is going to stick with the game plan that has No. 7 Notre Dame off to its best start in nine years. The Irish offense and defense had their worst performances of the season in a 14-6 win over Pittsburgh, and now the team must play in the mile-high altitude at No. 18 Air Force at 10 p.m. EDT on Saturday...
McMurray's victory adds fuel to driver vs. car debate (10/16/02)
Driver or car? Jamie McMurray's victory in Sunday's UAW-GM 500 provides a new ration of meat for one of NASCAR's timeless arguments. Do drivers win because they have superior equipment, or is equipment superior because a driver gets the most out of it? That's the kind of unanswerable question that keeps race fans arguing season after season...
The Bonds dilemma - To pitch or not to pitch (10/16/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everywhere the Anaheim Angels go, the question is the same: Pitch to Barry Bonds or walk him? Listening to the talk Tuesday at Edison Field, it seems the Angels will be playing only against Bonds in the World Series, trying to devise a plan to somehow beat him, 25 on 1...
The week ahead in golf 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
AREA EVENTS
  • Community Counseling Center Foundation Tournament, Kokopelli Golf Club, Marion, Ill., Friday. Ozark Ridge Golf Course individual tournament, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Saturday.PGA TOUR Disney Resort Classic
  • Site: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Schedule: Thursday-Sunday...
  • Blues use overtime for first win of season (10/16/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Once the Blues got into overtime, the plan was simple. "When you get into overtime, you try to win it," defenseman Al MacInnis said. "That's what we were trying to do." And the Blues did. Rookie defenseman Tom Koivisto scored at 3:49 of overtime to give St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night...
    Cards - Finish was 'a failure' (10/16/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- This wasn't how the Cardinals' storybook season was supposed to end. Wearing patches on both sleeves to honor fallen teammate Darryl Kile and broadcaster Jack Buck, the Cardinals persevered to win the NL Central and then swept the world champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the playoffs...
    Long hitters don't always translate into pro tour winners (10/16/02)
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The driving range on the Magnolia Course at Disney World could have been a day-care center Tuesday morning. On the right was 18-year-old Ty Tryon, finally old enough to vote but still with a year of high school to go. On the left was that grizzled veteran, 23-year-old Charles Howell III, already in his third year as a pro...
    For Angels, there's no time like the first time (10/16/02)
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- People lined up again at the ballpark Monday. Not to buy World Series tickets; those disappeared last week in a red tidal wave. Not to touch Frankie Rodriguez's garment or pat David Eckstein's head; the players were off. No, they were there to quench the great American urge for the lookalike T-shirt. They had to wait outside the merchandise store until there was room, but they did, with no police presence. Never underestimate the fan's resolve to resemble other fans...
    Macaroni and cheese is perennial favorite (10/16/02)
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Most children name macaroni and cheese as one of their favorite foods. But it's not a homemade recipe they rave about -- it's the boxed type, which is among top-selling items in supermarkets. Try making homemade macaroni and cheese one night and see how your family likes a creamier version...
    Some soup basics from the Culinary Institute (10/16/02)
    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Although the methods for making different soups vary, general guidelines apply to almost all soups. From ingredient and equipment selection to cooking, storing and serving, basic principles can help create delicious soups. First principle: The best soups are made from the finest available ingredients. Because soups are mostly liquid, the flavor of a soup's liquid will strongly influence its overall flavor -- so begin with a homemade broth to define a soup's fragrance...
    Warm up with wild game (10/16/02)
    It happened around 4300 BC or so. As a nighttime thunderstorm approached, lightning struck a tree near a cave creating a fire that spread throughout the woods. The next morning, the occupant of that cave came across a deer carcass blackened by the flames. Cautiously he sampled a piece of the charred meat and grunted his approval. This, according to the Wild Game Cooking Association, was the beginning of wild game cooking...
    Phenobarbital used to treat epilepsy in dogs (10/16/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog recently began treatment for epilepsy. He is taking phenobarbital, but I am thinking of taking him off of it. Max doesn't seem like the same dog since beginning this medication. All he wants to do is sleep, eat and drink. He has also had several accidents in the house. When he does get up and move, he staggers and stumbles around like he is drunk. Are there any other drugs that can be used to treat epilepsy?...
    Casseroles make quick fall meals (10/16/02)
    smcclanahan Today we will finish the last recipe entries from the Midwest Food and Poultry recipe contest that was held at the SEMO District Fair. It has been fun sharing all of the entries with you and I look forward to next year. In addition to finishing that up, we have recipes for fresh apple cake and apple butter bread. Don't those recipes sound like fall? With the cooler temperatures it really makes everyone want to bake something with apples or pumpkin...
    Della Speakman (10/16/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Della E. Speakman, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Double Springs, Ala., daughter of John and Mary Anne Mote Waddell. She and Henry Speakman were married Nov. 10, 1929. He preceded her in death March 26, 1991...
    Martha Driskill (10/16/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Martha E. Driskill, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Harry and Grace Lyles Friend. She and Arvin J. Driskill were married in 1929. He preceded her in death in 1945...
    Elmer Huber (10/16/02)
    Elmer Richard Huber, 92, of Williston, Vt., died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt. He was born Feb. 1, 1910, in St. Louis, son of Edward Robert and Mary M. Panhorst Huber. He married Bobbie Blodwen, who died in October 2000...
    James Pate (10/16/02)
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- James "Pappy" Pate, 82, of Fredericktown died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at his home. He was born June 23, 1920, in Aberdene, Miss., son of Paul and Bessie Nash Pate. He and Bernice Brewer were married in 1941 in St. Louis. She preceded him in death...
    Vernon Brown (10/16/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Vernon J. Brown, 81, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Perry County, son of Louis and Genevieve Friedman Brown. Brown had been a farmer. Survivors include two brothers, Eugene Brown of Perryville, Louis Brown of Richmond Heights, Mo.; two sisters, Aurelia Mattingly of Brewer, Mo., and Jeanette Maxfield of Denver, Colo...
    Ron Payne (10/16/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Ron Payne, 61, of East Prairie, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at his residence. He was born July 1, 1941, in Wyatt, Mo., son of Percy and Isadora Gregory Payne. He and Georgia Ruth Parker were married May 2, 1987. He lived for most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. He was a retired maintenance technician with the Gates Rubber Company in Charleston...
    Ruth Owen (10/16/02)
    METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Ruth Heisner Owen, 82, of Metropolis and formerly of the Boaz community in Massac County died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the Southgate Care Center in Metropolis. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak....
    Births 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
    Liley Son to Jason Scot and Katy Marie Liley of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002. Name, Rhet Scot. Weight, 9 pounds 4 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Liley is the former Katy Stoverink, daughter of Jerry and Cathi Stoverink of Jackson. She is employed by Koehler Engineering. Liley is the son of Carol and Mike Keen of Jackson and Mike and Laura Liley of Grassy, Mo. He is employed by Liley Construction...
    Cape police report 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 16 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jeremy David Crocker, 23, of 333 N. Middle, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence and traffic violations...
    Cape fire report 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 16 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: At 6:57 p.m., an odor at 11 S. Kingshighway. At 10:17 p.m., an emergency medical service at 429 N. Frederick. Jackson Wednesday, Oct. 16 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
    Out of the past 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 16, 1992 Jackson - Group opposed to county zoning Thursday heard from candidates for first district county commissioner and took plans blasting members of county commission and planning commission; group also criticized provisions of zoning ordinance that voters will consider Nov. 3; if approved, measure will take effect Jan. 1...
    Record makes Talent best choice (10/16/02)
    Missourians face a historic opportunity. If you believe that these are seriously important times and that we need our best in government, which I do, you have an opportunity to make a major difference by voting for Jim Talent in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Rarely does a public servant like Talent come along. Not only is he a truly good person and a principled thinker with a sharp intellect, but he has an overwhelming track record that is particularly meaningful for these times...
    Bargaining case deserves more attention (10/16/02)
    A case with momentous implications for all Missourians is in the Missouri Supreme Court, scheduled for hearing Nov. 6. The case could eventually lead to collective bargaining rights for school employees. The case was brought by a former teacher and a former principal in the Jefferson City School District and their union representative...
    Moriarty's past speaks for itself (10/16/02)
    It is a name out of Missouri's past: Judi Moriarty, now Judi Moriarty-Ebbers. She is Missouri's former secretary of state and the only statewide official ever to be impeached by the House of Representatives and ousted from office after a trial before the Supreme Court...
    Stop using Clinton as diversion (10/16/02)
    While it is true that "President Bush's Harken Oil dealings were fully investigated 10 years ago, and there was no evidence of any illegal dealings," his investigator was appointed by President Bush the Senior. Perhaps this is a "cynical rant" but that does suggest that there was a conflict of interest going on there...
    Pool users won't forget closure (10/16/02)
    I am writing this letter in response to Southeast Missouri State University's recent descent into what appears to be total disregard for student initiative and physical fitness. In a day when obesity and laziness abound throughout the entire structure of this great country, when the diet industry thrives, millions of people are struggling to retain lost vitality and the pharmaceutical industry is becoming the mainstay of life, it baffles my senses to discover that a great educational institution is teaching the next generation that health and physical fitness are not important.. ...
    Punishment has biblical precedent (10/16/02)
    I would like to respond to two recent articles in "Speak Out." The one, titled "Psychological defense," seems to defend the wicked deeds of such people as Hitler, Osama bin Laden and the Nebraska bank robbers. I would like to ask the writer of the above-mentioned article where his or her sense of right and wrong is...
    Speak out 10/16/02 (10/16/02)
    This message is for the person who complained about "sissy college students" who apparently have no idea about warfare. For your information, the strategy of modern warfare has been changed from the trench warfare and massive ground assaults that were used by the military forces during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. ...
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