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Stories from Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Lipke beats Miller handily in 157th (11/06/02)
Republican Scott Lipke of Jackson, who survived two recounts of votes cast in the August primary, easily won election Tuesday night to the 157th District state representative seat in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. Lipke garnered 8,035 votes to defeat Democrat Chuck Miller of Oriole, Mo., who had 3,733 votes. Libertarian Timothy Doubledee, a Jackson insurance agent, finished a distant third with 172 votes...
GOP replacement wins legislative race in Farmington (11/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While most political campaigns are marathons, Republican Kevin Engler's run for 106th District state representative was a sprint. Despite launching his candidacy less than seven weeks ago, Engler, the mayor of Farmington, defeated Democrat Dennis W. Smith, a Farmington city councilman, and independent Elbert Bohnert of Perryville to keep the seat in Republican hands on Tuesday...
Bunny farm keeps workers hopping (11/06/02)
ADEL, Ga. -- Carroll Bullard, a south Georgia peanut and cotton farmer, hopped into bunny farming two years ago after seeing a rabbit scamper from a corn field. With no established markets, Bullard soon began having doubts about his impulsive venture. He released his rabbits from their cages, but by then they had become homesteaders...
Fund raiser brings in $3,000 for 2003 Air Festival (11/06/02)
A banquet, wine tasting and silent auction has raised about $3,000 for the 2003 Air Festival, scheduled for June 21-22 at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. Saturday's fund raiser was held at the Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge with former Blue Angels pilot Lt. Col. Larry Packer as the featured speaker...
Security detail in place at Cape airport (11/06/02)
A New York businessman and a retired Miami woman say the new security at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is fine. When it comes to security, they'd rather see too much than face the consequences of not having enough. The Cape Girardeau guy? "I think it's a little overkill myself," said Johnson Norris, a Cape Girardeau resident who was traveling to Chicago via St. Louis...
Couple works to salvage belongings after explosion (11/06/02)
Whitewater residents Vernon and Cindy Ainsworth are recuperating at a relative's home in Cape Girardeau from injuries they suffered Monday in a propane explosion that lifted their house off its foundation. The blast was ignited accidentally as Vernon Ainsworth, 41, examined his floor furnace at the 274 Poplar St. residence...
Helicopter pilot checks for damage (11/06/02)
An equipment problem prompted a precautionary landing by a Air Evac helicopter about five miles south of Dutchtown Tuesday afternoon. The craft was headed to St. Francis Medical Center. "The pilot heard noises outside the aircraft that sounded like hail," said Jack Bates, director of administration for Air Evac. "He inspected the craft and found no visible damage."...
Author of children's books meets with fans (11/06/02)
Squeals of laughter filled Central Junior High's auditorium Tuesday as award-winning author Jack Gantos brought to life his children's books for local elementary students. Gantos, whose books include the Newberry honor-winning Joey Pigza series and the Jack Henry series, spoke with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Cape Girardeau, Malden, Mo., and Poplar Bluff, Mo., about his career as a writer...
Enrollment for food stamps up by 2 million since 2000 (11/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- More people are signing up for food stamps -- a sure indication of tough times but also a dose of medicine for helping revive the economy. Enrollment has increased over the past two years from nearly 17 million in 2000 to 19 million in 2002, reversing a trend that began in 1994, according to the latest Agriculture Department figures...
U.S. shrimpers looking for other work (11/06/02)
DULAC, La. -- A weather-beaten, sea-gnarled Clarence "Weasel" Fitch -- shrimper by trade -- pops quarters into a video poker machine in Wayne's Cafe to get through a good working day. Right now, poker is less risky than shrimping, he says. "I wish I had won some money right there," Fitch said with a smirk at the machine...
Utility problem disrupts some state voting (11/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Residents donated their flashlights and county officials gathered scented candles Tuesday after a power outage left voters in the dark in the central Missouri town of Vienna. "We scrambled to find flashlights and candles and that's how we voted," said Maries County Clerk Rhonda Brewer...
Toddler's father sentenced to life for his murder (11/06/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A northwest Missouri man was sentenced to life in prison for beating and kicking his 2-year-old son to death last year. Isaiah Washington Sr. 19, was sentenced Monday in Buchanan County Circuit Court, where he was convicted in September of second-degree murder...
FBI investigates e-mail threat to Illinois pilots (11/06/02)
CHICAGO -- The FBI and Canadian authorities are investigating an e-mail threat from Canada against two Illinois pilots involved in a mistaken bombing that killed four Canadian soldiers. Charles W. Gittins, the attorney for one of the pilots, confirmed the FBI investigation on Tuesday, as did the office of Illinois Gov. George Ryan...
Jim Talent defeats Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan (11/06/02)
Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Republican challenger Jim Talent eked out a narrow victory Tuesday over Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan, the widow who took her late husband's place in the U.S. Senate after his surprising election win two years ago...
Listing of uncontested races in the region (11/06/02)
The vast majority of races in four Southeast Missouri counties were decided in the primary or even before, as several candidates ran unopposed. A reminder of who was elected: Cape Girardeau County All but Ludwig are incumbents. Robert Mayer, state rep. 159th District, Republican...
Top choice for MU head runs college elsewhere (11/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The committee seeking a new leader for the University of Missouri has identified its top choice -- and it's apparently not Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon or former Gov. Roger Wilson. John Mathes, president of the four-campus system's Board of Curators, said Monday the committee's preferred candidate is already a university president somewhere else...
Remains found along creek (11/06/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A woman walking her dog found human remains near a creek, and searchers later found the almost complete skeleton of an unidentified man, authorities said Tuesday. Columbia police Sgt. Steve Monticelli said a woman was walking along the Hinkson Creek Trail on Monday and came upon what appeared to be the remains of a human leg and hand...
Appellate court rules Chicago can file suit against gunmakers (11/06/02)
CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago has won a major appellate court victory that allows it to move forward with its landmark $433 million lawsuit against the gun industry. Mayor Richard M. Daley filed the lawsuit in 1998, accusing gunmakers and dealers of creating a public nuisance with their products. The Illinois appellate ruling on Monday comes more than two years after a lower court dismissed the lawsuit...
High-tech voting systems win poll praise (11/06/02)
Although some devices crashed or need to be reprogrammed, touchscreen and other high-tech voting machines experienced few problems Tuesday as they made their full-scale debut in more than 200 counties nationwide. Anxious to avoid the kind of snags that created Florida's primary mess and lesser troubles in Maryland in September, election officials had spent countless hours training poll workers and educating voters on how the new digital tallying machines work...
GOP nears House win; Democrats fight for U.S. Senate (11/06/02)
Republicans marched toward continued control of the House on Tuesday, while Democrats struggled to defend their endangered Senate majority in midterm elections. Republicans seized a Democratic Senate seat in Georgia as Rep. Saxby Chambliss defeated Sen. Max Cleland. And the GOP prevailed in a pair of high-profile races for open seats, Elizabeth Dole winning in North Carolina and John Sununu in New Hampshire...
McCaskill beats GOP's Hanson (11/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill won re-election Tuesday over several challengers in an unusual campaign that featured little fund-raising and no widespread advertising. McCaskill credited her victory to an aggressive approach in her first four years in office, pledging a new round of audits in the weeks and months to come...
Missourians vote on ballot issues, retention of state judges (11/06/02)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters didn't appear ready to authorize the first constitutional convention in nearly 60 years but were leaning toward supporting three of four proposed changes to the current state constitution, according to early returns from Tuesday's elections...
VNS abandons national exit poll operation (11/06/02)
NEW YORK -- Voter News Service abandoned its state and national exit poll plans for Election Night, saying it could not guarantee the accuracy of the analysis which media organizations use to help explain why people voted as they did. VNS also had problems Tuesday night with a separate operation for counting the actual vote. CBS and NBC complained the votes were coming in slowly and they were relying on a backup operation provided by The Associated Press...
Missouri's U.S. House members favored (11/06/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt was re-elected Tuesday night to the seat he has held for 26 years, leaving him poised for promotion to speaker should Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. With about one-quarter of precincts reporting, Gephardt was declared the winner over Republican Catherine Enz. Most of the uncounted votes were in heavily Democratic areas of the district...
Blagojevich elected Illinois governor (11/06/02)
CHICAGO -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich ended Republicans' quarter-century hold on the Illinois governor's mansion Tuesday, beating an opponent who spent the campaign in the shadow of the scandal-ridden GOP incumbent. Blagojevich, a 45-year-old three-term congressman, easily defeated Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan as voters handed Democrats control of nearly all of state government...
Voters pick governors in 36 states (11/06/02)
Democrats were headed toward regaining a majority of governors' offices Tuesday as they broke a 25-year Republican hold on Illinois and took back Pennsylvania. The GOP, however, won the night's two marquee races. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush turned back a massive Democratic effort to unseat him, and Republicans ended Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's bid for Maryland governor...
Nevada turns down ballot measure legalizing marijuana (11/06/02)
In twin setbacks for the drug-reform movement, Nevada voters refused Tuesday to make their state the first to legalize possession of marijuana, and voters in Ohio rejected a treatment-instead-of-jail proposal. In Florida, voters approved a sweeping ban on smoking in restaurants and virtually all other workplaces. "It's going to save lives," said Martin Larsen, chairman of the Smoke-Free for Health campaign...
Senate control leans toward GOP in state elections (11/06/02)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY By Paul Sloca ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Rep. Charlie Shields won a state Senate seat previously held by Democrats as Republicans hoped to keep their majority in the chamber in Tuesday's elections...
Republicans claim complete victory in state Legislature (11/06/02)
Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters have handed Republicans complete control of the state Legislature for the first time since 1948. Republicans extended their Senate majority to 20-14 in Tuesday's election while taking a convincing 90-73 majority in the House...
Effort to hike tobacco taxes failing in late totals (11/06/02)
Voters were closely divided on whether Missouri's tobacco taxes should be raised to boost spending on health care programs, according to Tuesday's incomplete election returns. With nearly two-thirds of precincts reporting statewide, Proposition A was failing by 52 percent of the vote...
Nation digest 11/06/02 (11/06/02)
Southern states lead in 'generosity index' BOSTON -- Southerners still take the prize when it comes to charitable giving. Relatively poor Bible Belt states, headed by Mississippi, retained their lead in the latest "generosity index," a survey measuring the disparity between what residents of each state earn and what they give...
Sniper suspect's attorney says extortion charges hide weak case (11/06/02)
GREENBELT, Md. -- John Allen Muhammad's lawyer derided the government's extortion charges against the sniper suspect Tuesday, accusing prosecutors of overreaching in order to make a federal case out of the murder spree. The lawyer's claims came as a federal judge ordered the 41-year-old Muhammad held without bail...
With 71 percent of votes in, Talent has growing lead (11/06/02)
Republican Jim Talent widened his lead late Tuesday night over Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan, but the key to their election was in St. Louis and Kansas City, where most of the results had not yet come in. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, Talent led Mrs. Carnahan 52 percent to 46 percent in a race that will help decide control of the U.S. Senate...
Coast Guard steps up sea, air patrols (11/06/02)
MIAMI -- The Coast Guard said Tuesday it has stepped up sea and air patrols in response to a possible increase in the flow of illegal immigrants from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The increase was announced as 19 Haitians were sent back home. They were the only ones who failed to get ashore when an overcrowded wooden freighter carrying more than 225 Haitians ran aground in Miami one week ago...
Tobacco tax narrowly defeated (11/06/02)
AP Political Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By a slim margin, Missouri voters rejected a proposal that would have quadrupled the state cigarette tax to boost spending for health care. Proposition A would have raised the cigarette tax to 72 cents a pack from the current 17 cents and raised other tobacco taxes by 20 percent...
Constitutional convention fails, three proposed amendments pass (11/06/02)
Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters weren't prepared to authorize a complete overhaul of the Missouri Constitution but were willing to make three changes to the state's current document. A proposal to authorize a constitutional convention failed by a nearly 2-to-1 margin -- 66 percent to 34 percent -- in Tuesday's election, with 99 percent of precincts reporting on all constitutional issues...
Postal rate likely to stay same for at least four years (11/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- Pen pals, rejoice! Postal rates are likely to remain the same for another four years, thanks to money freed up from a retirement fund that the Postal Service had been overpaying. Rates for postage last went up in June, and postal officials said they didn't expect another increase until 2004. But they stretched their estimate Tuesday after announcing details from a new financial review...
WorldCom charges expand (11/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government on Tuesday expanded its civil fraud charges against WorldCom and the company raised its estimate of inflated earnings to more than $9 billion in one of the most stunning accounting scandals of the year. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had broadened the scope of its civil fraud charges, originally filed against the telecom company in June, to include an additional charge and to allege that WorldCom misled investors starting at least as early as 1999 through the first quarter of this year.. ...
Voters around state weigh local issues (11/06/02)
Voters in Oak Grove on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have made the Kansas City area town the only municipality in Missouri with its own tax on gasoline. A penny-per-gallon sales tax proposal lost by nearly a 2-1 margin. City officials said the proposal would have cost the average resident only about $15 a year while raising about $1 million annually, largely from truckers and other Interstate 70 travelers who stop to refuel at one of the three large service stations in the town of 5,500.. ...
Chairman of SEC resigns under pressure (11/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Harvey Pitt resigned under pressure Tuesday night after a series of political missteps that embarrassed the Bush White House just when it needed to shore up investors unnerved by accounting scandals...
On his own - FBI agent makes the most of his Nevada outpost (11/06/02)
ELKO, Nev. -- FBI Special Agent Jack Salisbury likes to tell the story of a 1995 bombing he investigated -- notable more for the unlikely location than for his whiz-bang speed at wrapping it up. He had traced pipe bomb fragments to a hardware store, and a sales receipt to a man in nearby Spring Creek...
Republicans poised to take state House, keep Senate (11/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans appeared likely to keep their majority in the state Senate in Tuesday's elections and were claiming victory in the House of Representatives. Republicans had won five of 12 races and were leading in several others in the Senate while Democrats had only one victory in late election returns. ...
Pakistan's first prisoner released from Guantanamo returns home (11/06/02)
PATTAN, Pakistan -- Wrapped in a deep purple shawl, 9-year-old Salehla at first tried to hide, but then spoke shyly of hearing her mother cry for her father, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This week, 51-year-old Mohammed Sanghir returned home -- the first Pakistani released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo...
Indonesian authorities detain two suspects in Bali bombings (11/06/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian authorities detained two possible suspects in the Bali bombings that killed nearly 200 people last month, the national police chief said Tuesday. One man was detained Tuesday in the capital, Jakarta, Gen. Da'i Bachtiar told Indonesia's parliament. Another was taken into custody Monday in the city of Medan on Sumatra island...
U.S. wins over Mexico with revised draft of resolution on Iraq (11/06/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States won over Mexico, a key vote on the U.N. Security Council, with a revised resolution on Iraq, but Russia and France are waiting to see if the new U.S. draft meets their main demand, preventing an automatic attack on Baghdad...
Calm returns to Caracas after riots -- for now (11/06/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's government weighed a petition Tuesday for a nonbinding referendum on Hugo Chavez's presidency as opponents charged he had lost control of his government after a day of street riots. "Is there a government in Venezuela? ... Who has the authority in Venezuela?" opposition lawmaker Gerardo Blyde asked during a congressional debate on Monday's violence...
Thousands greet Dalai Lama at monastery in Mongolia (11/06/02)
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- The Dalai Lama gave a lesson to thousands of followers in Mongolia's largest Buddhist monastery Tuesday, where he was welcomed by overjoyed monks during a trip to the north Asian country that has raised Chinese protests. "If you do good for others, goodness will return to you," he said before the crowd from a massive stage in front of the main temples of the Gandantegchillen Monastery...
Officials - China detained missing Japanese activist (11/06/02)
TOKYO -- Chinese authorities have detained a Japanese activist who helped establish an organization that assists North Korean refugees, Japan's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Hiroshi Kato, who had been missing for six days, was detained along with his interpreter for allegedly violating Chinese immigration laws, said Foreign Ministry official Naoko Murasaki...
Marriage lawsuit against Swaziland's king is postponed (11/06/02)
MBABANE, Swaziland -- A woman who sued Swaziland's monarchy to prevent the king from marrying her daughter postponed her lawsuit indefinitely Tuesday, saying she doubted she had any chance of winning. Lindiwe Dlamini had asked the court to force the royal family to release her 18-year-old daughter, Zena Zoraya Mahlangu, from a royal guest house. Mahlangu and two other women were picked by King Mswati III's aides in September after the king decided they would be his 10th, 11th and 12th wives...
N. Korea threatens to resume missile tests (11/06/02)
TOKYO -- North Korea threatened Tuesday to resume missile test-launches unless Tokyo stops making the North's nuclear weapons program and the fate of five Japanese abductees central to normalizing relations. Quoting a Foreign Ministry official, the North's official Korea Central News Agency said Japan's stance on the abductees and its demands that the North stop developing nuclear weapons "is now creating very serious issues as it is illogical."...
Israel calls elections for Jan. 28 (11/06/02)
JERUSALEM -- A reluctant Ariel Sharon on Tuesday called early elections for Jan. 28 after the breakup of his fractious coalition, sending Israel into a tempestuous campaign that threatens to freeze U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts at a time of a possible confrontation with Iraq...
World briefs 11/06/02 (11/06/02)
Four Palestinians plead guilty in bombing attacks JERUSALEM -- Four Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem pleaded guilty Tuesday to direct involvement in four bombings that killed 35 people, including five Americans at Hebrew University, court officials said...
French arrest eight in deadly Tunisian synagogue attack (11/06/02)
GRENOBLE, France -- French intelligence agents have arrested eight suspects in connection with a Tunisian synagogue bombing earlier this year that killed 19 people in an attack that German authorities claimed was linked to the al-Qaida terrorist network...
Both sides agree to form coalition government in Pakistan (11/06/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Hard-line Islamic parties and a pro-democracy block in Pakistan agreed to join forces Tuesday, giving them the parliamentary majority needed to form a coalition government and possibly choose a pro-Taliban cleric as prime minister...
The Tigers' sc-Orr-ing machine (11/06/02)
For the second consecutive year the Central Tigers have added a new name to their record books. A year after Central's all-time leading goal scorer, Jon Mark Thompson, tied the single-season goal scoring record of 26, junior Heath Orr set a new mark with two goals versus Farmington Monday in district play. Orr, who now has 27 goals on the season, stands all alone at the top of the single-season list...
Area sports digest 11/6 (11/06/02)
Area Digest New Salem rolls to pair of wins New Salem Baptist opened its basketball season on the road at Cornerstone Christian School and came away with a clean sweep. New Salem's girls cruised 62-37, while the boys routed Cornerstone 91-32. For the New Salem girls, Sarah Green posted a career high of 27 points to lead the way. Laura Poole added 14...
Firing of UTM coach surprises his colleagues (11/06/02)
Ohio Valley Conference football coaches spent much of their weekly teleconference Monday praising Sam McCorkle and wondering why the Tennessee-Martin coach was fired last Thursday. McCorkle, who by all accounts had done an admirable job in trying to breathe life into the Skyhawks' struggling program, was let go for what athletic director Phil Dane termed "philosophical differences" between McCorkle and the school's administration. ...
Fittipaldi to make debut in Winston Cup this week (11/06/02)
A go-karting accident put Christian Fittipaldi's stock-car racing career on the fast track. The Brazilian star of the CART series will make his Winston Cup debut this week at Phoenix International Speedway because Jerry Nadeau was hurt in a wreck. Fittipaldi wasn't supposed to trade in the keys to his open-wheel racer for a set to a stock car until next season. But when Nadeau injured his ribs Oct. 17, Petty Enterprises decided to speed up Fittipaldi's move...
Blues stretch winning streak to nine games (11/06/02)
MONTREAL -- The St. Louis Blues are getting the most out of their depth. Pavol Demitra had a goal and two assists as St. Louis extended its NHL-best winning streak to nine games with a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. The Blues are undefeated in 10 games since a season-opening loss to Anaheim despite the absence of All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger, goaltender Brent Johnson and left wing Keith Tkachuk...
A tour of duty - Finchem battles away as commissioner (11/06/02)
ATLANTA -- PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem sat in a quiet, dimly lit room at East Lake Golf Club and went over his schedule, typed single-space on an index card. The only thing missing from the itinerary was a minute to catch his breath. In golf vernacular, no one has been grinding harder...
No. 1 Sooners draw on winning memories (11/06/02)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Top-ranked Oklahoma goes to Texas A&M this week, one of the toughest venues in college football and a place that generates only fond memories for the Sooners. In their last visit two years ago, the top-ranked and unbeaten Sooners overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 35-31, silencing a record crowd and propelling Oklahoma to the national title...
Cougars claw way into title picture (11/06/02)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State is pointing fingers this week -- and not at each other. Despite losing two defensive starters because of a fight, the Cougars have climbed to their highest ranking ever at No. 5 and the fifth spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings...
D-Backs' Big Unit extends Cy Young streak to 4 years (11/06/02)
NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson won yet another Cy Young Award and then he teed off. No, not on baseball. The Big Unit was getting ready to play Pebble Beach Golf Links when his latest honor was announced Tuesday, and rather than delay his round, Johnson grabbed a cell phone and talked about his fastballs and sliders while deciding among woods and wedges...
Lakers score lowest total since move to L.A. (11/06/02)
CLEVELAND -- Darius Miles couldn't help himself. Caught up in the euphoria of a home-opening win over the Lakers, one of the newest Cavaliers spoke his mind. "We're going to put on a show every night," Miles told the Gund Arena crowd. "We're going to surprise the world."...
Fanfare 11/6 (11/06/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • A court hearing over whether Ted Williams' daughter can challenge her half brother's desire to have the Hall of Famer's body cryogenically preserved was postponed for a second time Tuesday. The hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday in Citrus County Circuit Court. No new date had been set...
  • Try these sweet potato casseroles at holiday meals (11/06/02)
    Outdoor cookouts with falling leaves make for a wonderful family outing. My sister, Pat, has a large in-ground pit cooking set-up, and each fall we enjoy going to her home for outdoor cooking. We get fresh kielbasa, bratwurst and homemade hot dogs from Esicar's and cook it all down with quite a large pile of sliced onions. ...
    Perfect pasta (11/06/02)
    The Pasta Police are coming! Recently the Italian government created a bureau to monitor the quality of pasta around the world and to award a seal of approval to those establishments which have not compromised authenticity. Fed up with inferior imitations of the national cuisine, Italian Agriculture Minister Giovanni Alemanno is spearheading the effort, and he sounds serious. ...
    Come out of political closet (11/06/02)
    It's Tuesday, a couple hours before the polls close. For newsrooms, it's the calm before the storm, just a little bit before rational people who normally behave in a professional manner begin yelling bizarre things like, "Dammit! Who's got the totals for Brown Owl? Does this count the absentees?"...
    Closure - a brief biography (11/06/02)
    Closure is a rock band made up of lead vocalist, Heath Hartwell; lead guitarist, Derek Pearson; rhythm guitarist, Chad Parker; bassist, Damon Pearson; and drummer, Scott Blakey. All members are originally from Matthews, Missouri, except for Hartwell, who is from Fagus, Missouri...
    November concert schedule (11/06/02)
    11/06/02 - Josh Joplin, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 11/06/02 - Josh Joplin / Peter Stuart, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 11/06/02 - Peter Stuart, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 11/06/02 - Holy Ghost, Creepy Crawl 11/06/02 - The Brooklyn Cowboys, Frederick's Music Lounge...
    Reel News - Metropolis (11/06/02)
    Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya In the industrial tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans for world domination. To that end he has the worlds most advanced robot built, Tima. Duke Redis violent second-in-command, Rock, distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. ...
    Alex Goes Off! - "Bachelor Bingo" (11/06/02)
    Alexandra R. Yaremko Apparently the TV show, "The Bachelor," is a big hit. I have to admit I've indulged in viewing it this season, mainly because this Bachelor is from Springfield, Missouri and I lived there for a time. This probably sounds like an excuse to you. Let me reassure you it isn't. If I was looking for an excuse, I could use the reasoning that last season's Bachelor was named "Alex" and my name is Alex...
    Mystikaleidoscopes - Your Sun Sign's Zodiac Presence (11/06/02)
    SCORPIO (Oct.23-Nov.21) The Scorpion's stealth is an excellent representation of Scorpio's ability to strike out when its victims least expect it. The venom in its sting represents Scorpio's power over life and death. SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec.21) The wild and unruly Centaur, with its half-horse body and archer's bow in hand is the perfect image for Sagittarius' courageous spirit...
    The Dharma Bum (11/06/02)
    "Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great devices are delightful." -- Duc de La Rochefoucaul Well, well, well my little miscreants and malcontents, it appears that we find ourselves once again at the crossroads of primal cause and existential entropy: I, scribbling away furiously in a hotel room in Charlotte, NC to finish a column that was due yesterday - all the while desperately trying to ignore the X-Box next to the TV that is ever so beckoning and baiting me with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game; you, desperately trying to beckon and bait the girl named Charlotte that looks a lot like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who's been ignoring you as she stands next to the TV talking to her ex. ...
    Off! the Shelf (11/06/02)
    Batman The Long Halloween Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya Gotham city is in the grip of mob boss Carmine "The Roman" Falcone. In order to rid the city of this evil three men, Captain Gordon, District Attorney Harvey Dent, and Batman make a vow to rid the city of this evil at all cost. ...
    Mollie's Cafe and Bar (11/06/02)
    In the mid 19th century the Prescott House Hotel in Cape Girardeau boasted a beautifully hand-carved cherry wood bar. After many years of tolerating condensation rings and cigarette bums, the bar still provides the patrons of Mollie's Cafe' & Bar with a beautiftil backdrop for socializing with friends over a deliciously mixed cocktail...
    Billie Waldron (11/06/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- The funeral for Billie Jean Waldron of Hardin, Ky., will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Revs. Brett Miles and Mitchell Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Sikeston Garden of Memories Cemetery...
    Robert Roy (11/06/02)
    PATTON, Mo. -- Robert Lee Roy, 48, of Patton died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Karen Turner (11/06/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Karen Sue Turner, 53, of Sikeston died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 14, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of Roy and Jewell E. Ramsey Price. Turner had been a waitress at Gaslight Square Restaurant...
    Bernice Keen (11/06/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Bernice Mary Keen, 72, of Charleston died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born March 26, 1930, in the Texas Bend community, daughter of Bernard Joseph and Louise Renaud Bruenderman. She and Charles Curtis Keen were married April 10, 1951. He died Nov. 29, 1994...
    Alma Geringer (11/06/02)
    Alma B. Geringer, 78, of Biehle, Mo., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at her residence. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Perry County, Mo., to Frank and Bertha Schott Wingerter. She was married to Nelbert H. Geringer on May 17, 1945. He survives of the home...
    Carl Orr (11/06/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Carl C. Orr, 87, of Anna died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Parkway Manor in Marion, Ill. He was born April 1, 1915, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of John and Jesse Marie McCloud Orr. He and Elizabeth M. Graham were married in 1936. She died in 1986. He and Mary Evelyn Hill were married in 1988. She died in 2000...
    Phillip Corzine (11/06/02)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Phillip Austin Corzine, 19, of Karnak died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
    Linus Dannenmueller (11/06/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Linus Otto Dannenmueller, 81, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 14, 1921, at Oran, Mo., son of Zeno Nicholas and Dena Katherine Schlitt Dannenmueller. He and Mary Dean Amos were married Dec. 29, 1948...
    Cape fire report 11/6/02 (11/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Nov. 6 Firefighters responded Monday to the following item: At 12:15 p.m., emergency medical service at 1802 Ricardo. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 7:03 a.m., emergency medical service at 611 S. West End Blvd...
    Jackson fire report 11/5 (11/06/02)
    Wednesday, Nov. 6 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following item: An emergency medical service on South High Street. Firefighters responded Sunday to the following item: Woodland Drive canceled enroute.
    Cape police report 11/6/02 (11/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Nov. 6 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Aaron L. Wiggins, 20, of 513 S. Middle, was arrested Monday on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license...
    Out of the past 11/6/02 (11/06/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 6, 1992 City of Cape Girardeau this week welcomed four new police officers on staff, but officials say it will be at least next year before city confronts shortage in detectives on force; replacing four policemen who have resigned in past six months are Brian W. Ritter, Kelly B. Kenser, Arthur L. Hammonds and Eddie Webb Jr...
    Salvadoran proud to be an American (11/06/02)
    By E. Leticia Patterson This is a response to the guest column by Andrea Essner. I'm from El Salvador, and I'm proud to be an American. When I say "American," I'm speaking of all the Americans such as Central Americans, South Americans and, of course, North Americans...
    Some campaign observations (11/06/02)
    Because of close elections and voting problems, this year's U.S. senate elections may still be up in the air for several more days. There's not much that we can do except pray that God will give wisdom to leaders of both parties to choose integrity and honor over political cynicism and partisanship. Won't you join me?...
    PBS looking for pledge-drive alternatives (11/06/02)
    Public radio and television stations are known for two things: high-quality programming and pledge drives. One provides listening and viewing options to commercial networks and a maze of cable channels. The other makes many listeners and viewers turn off their radios or TV sets...
    The need for coordinated investigations (11/06/02)
    A good deal of soul searching has taken place in the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in an attempt to find out how much various government agencies knew and why that information wasn't used to possibly thwart the madmen's plans. With the recent arrest of two men accused of sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., area, the same questions are being asked: What did authorities know in the weeks and months prior to the shootings? How was that information processed? And could some of the information have been used to prevent the killings?. ...
    Quality of life is a choice we all must make (11/06/02)
    To the editor: We all have choices. Some of us choose to climb the ladder of life fast, then slip and fall. Others choose a slower but steady climb. Some get up so high and stop. Some reach out to try to catch the ones who are falling. But sometimes they don't choose to latch on or continue to add burdens so others continue to fall. Still others stop, stay and don't want any more help up...
    Speak Out A 11/06/02 (11/06/02)
    Lack of health care I CAN'T believe what they have done to the MC+ program in Missouri. My family with five children has to make an income of $1,450 or below in order to be considered in poverty and for my wife to receive Medicaid so she can stay well to take care of our kids. ...
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