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Stories from Sunday, November 10, 2002

Storm causes power outage, accidents (11/10/02)
A string of severe thunderstorms that swept through Southeast Missouri between 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday was a contributing factor to several minor accidents and a power outage in Cape Girardeau. A tree fell across the street on the 300 block of North Park Avenue, knocking down power lines and cutting power to at least one house. Limbs were snapped off trees on that street and in other areas...
Administrators struggle to close the MAP gap (11/10/02)
Like many across Missouri, the Cape Girardeau School District is wrestling with a long-standing achievement gap between black and non-black students on state tests. The disaggregate results of the 2002 Missouri Assessment Program tests, which are broken down by gender, ethnicity and learning disabilities, show black students' scores are significantly lower...
Jefferson's challenge (11/10/02)
Racial imbalances in the Cape Girardeau School District have left one elementary school teetering on the edge of a federal violation and students there struggling to keep up on state-mandated tests. The situation at Jefferson Elementary School is exactly what some Cape Girardeau parents said they feared would happen when the district redrew attendance boundary lines in 1999...
Cape Girardeau woman remembers segregation (11/10/02)
The devastating effects of racial segregation in the public school system are never far from the hearts and minds of one generation of Cape Girardeau area residents. Until 1953, Cape Girardeau was home to one of Southeast Missouri's few black elementary and secondary schools -- John S. Cobb School, a three-story brick structure located at the intersection of Ellis and Merriwether...
Vets to hold ceremony in Cape Monday (11/10/02)
The Joint Veterans Council will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Corner, the corner of Broadway and West End Boulevard in Cape Girardeau. Ronald MacCubbin, commander of the Marine Corps League, will speak at the ceremony. ...
Marines mark corps' 227th birthday in style (11/10/02)
They've crawled on their elbows and knees through sand, mud and who knows what else. They've hunkered in fox holes. Ask any one of them and they'll tell you they're the grittiest of all soldiers. But those down-and-dirty Marines have a softer side too...
Horse caught West Nile late in season (11/10/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Despite cooler temperatures and a dwindling mosquito population, a horse in Carter County recently became ill with West Nile virus, a veterinarian said. "I think most people feel that once it starts to get cooler, mosquitoes are no longer a problem," said Dr. Kim Heise, the Carter County veterinarian who treated the horse last month. "Evidently they can be for awhile."...
Quincy woman brings tea parties to customers' homes (11/10/02)
QUINCY, Ill. -- If a Quincy resident is dying to sit down for tea and crumpets, he or she doesn't have to book a trans-Atlantic flight to London just yet. They just have to give Susan Asher a call. Asher, a recently retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, realizes that most people can't find time to make all the preparations for a traditional English afternoon tea...
Libertarians secure for '04 ballot; Greens not (11/10/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arnold J. Trembley has done his part to save Missouri Libertarians future sweat and shoe leather. The Libertarian nominee for state auditor was the choice of 39,830 Missouri voters last Tuesday. That represented 2.2 percent of the unofficial total vote in the race, far short of the 60 percent rolled up by Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill...
Aussie visits online bridge partners (11/10/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- A love of playing bridge has led Australian Roger Lowe on a worldwide adventure. Lowe was in Kennett recently as part of that journey, visiting one of his online playing partners, Carolyn Workman. Lowe and his wife, Natalie, were avid bridge players and became devotees of playing bridge on the Internet. Over the years, they became acquainted with bridge players from around the world...
Bobcats make comeback in Illinois (11/10/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Once they mature, most bobcats in Illinois stay in the same area their entire lives, a fact that usually is lost on a majority of the state's human population. "People spend their entire lives outdoors and never see one, so they're surprised we even have bobcats here," said Alan Woolf. "Hearing that we've trapped bobcats near their homes and along busy roads kind of shocks them."...
Whiteman opens new building for working on B-2 bombers (11/10/02)
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- A new facility for the B-2 bomber will reduce the need for the planes to fly to California for maintenance. U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton and Col. Doug Raaberg, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing, were the guests of honor at a ceremony Friday marking the opening of a new $26 million Low Observable Restoration Facility...
Posh resort does its part to protect water (11/10/02)
RIDGEDALE, Mo. -- At a posh resort on Table Rock Lake, the staff that does 5,000 pounds of laundry a day is helping to keep the lake as clean as the sheets. Big Cedar has led the way among a slowly growing number of businesses adopting environmentally friendly habits...
Woman acquitted on bomb threat charge (11/10/02)
CHICAGO -- A former Chicago Board of Education member charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly making a bomb threat at O'Hare International Airport last December has been found innocent by a Cook County judge. Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan said that while Anna Mustafa was "loud, rude and confrontational," at the Swissair ticket counter, she was not guilty of a crime...
Animal shelter's water isn't fit for drinking (11/10/02)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Workers at a local animal shelter have learned that their tap water isn't fit for a dog. The staff at the Granite City Association for the Protection of Animals learned Friday that excessive levels of rust have made water from shelter's well unsafe for animals to drink...
Celebrities trade glitz for drab in prison (11/10/02)
ELKTON, Ohio -- Even at a fancy federal prison like the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution, the night life is lousy. It's lights out at 9:30 p.m. For future Elkton inmate Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., the flamboyant former mayor of Providence, R.I., and others used to the limelight, the glare of prison floodlights marks not just a loss of freedom, but a complete revolution in lifestyle...
Study- Activity can prevent illness (11/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- Physical inactivity accounts for about 1.9 million deaths a year worldwide, a United Nations report says. Lack of exercise is one factor contributing to such illnesses as heart disease and some types of cancer, according to an analysis by the World Health Organization...
U.S. Catholic bishops meet again on sex abuse crisis (11/10/02)
America's Roman Catholic bishops meet in Washington this week, hoping to put nearly a year of sex scandals behind them by approving a revised policy to get rid of molesters in the clergy. Abuse victims worry that the plan, which seems likely to pass, retreats from church leaders' earlier promises...
Victims of Flight 587 remembered (11/10/02)
NEW YORK -- A bell tolled Saturday for each of the 265 people killed one year ago in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, which plunged into a residential area just after taking off on a flight to the Dominican Republic. Each of the victims' names was read at a hilltop service in Astoria Park, where a grove of trees was planted...
D.C. does elephant stomp (11/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- Let the upheaval begin. The switch in Senate power heralds an attitude adjustment in Washington, personnel shuffles, shifts in perks and new specials of the day on the policy menu -- changes seemingly out of proportion to the fact that only about a half-dozen extra Republicans are coming to town...
91-year-old who created dialysis is still inventing (11/10/02)
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- Dr. Willem J. Kolff has already helped save millions of lives with his invention of the kidney dialysis machine more than six decades ago. But today, at age 91, the recent winner of the prestigious Lasker Award for medical research is pushing his latest potentially life-saving invention...
Two astronauts taken off flight roster for medical reasons (11/10/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- It was bad enough when a medical problem sidelined one astronaut, but then a back injury forced another off space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming flight, sending shock waves through the crew. Not since Apollo 13 had a career astronaut, let alone two, been bumped from an impending U.S. space shot because of health concerns...
Redheads may be harder to knock out before surgery (11/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The genetic quirk that makes red hair red may also make carrot-tops harder to knock out -- in the operating room, that is. A new study suggests people with naturally red hair need about 20 percent more anesthesia than patients with other hair colors...
World briefs 10A (11/10/02)
Italy suffering worst wine harvest in half a century ROME -- Lovers of Italian wine have little reason to toast after a dry winter and a wet summer ravaged Italy's grapevines, causing the worst harvest in half a century. Experts say the summer showers and hail that hit the northern Italian regions of Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto, where some of the more upscale wines are produced, came at the worst possible moment...
More women are getting repeat C-sections (11/10/02)
ATLANTA -- A government effort to reduce the rate of Caesarean births appears headed for failure, federal officials reported Thursday. A California study found that the percentage of mothers who had had a child by Caesarean section and opted to repeat the procedure for subsequent children increased during the second half of the 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
Plague creates stir in East, worry about tourism in West (11/10/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- When a pair of tourists in New York fell ill with bubonic plague -- a naturally occurring though rare disease -- reaction in the East was swift and scared. Fox News Channel ran an on-screen headline that blared "Black Death," while The New York Times ran a subhead on its story declaring: "A disease that ravaged medieval Europe reappears."...
Scientists to map genome of microbes killing oaks, damaging soy (11/10/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Scientists in California and Virginia will try to decode the genetic makeup of two plant-destroying microbes, including one blamed for killing tens of thousands of oak trees along the West Coast. Backed by $4 million in federal grants, the scientists hope to sequence the genomes of the two species of Phytophthora to find ways to track, detect and eventually treat both diseases...
Researchers trying to use UV rays to detect anthrax (11/10/02)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- As Americans faced the anthrax scare a year ago, spilled sugar, salt, baby powder, even Sheetrock dust became suspect. If only there could have been some way to easily detect anthrax and other bioagents, something along the lines of a smoke detector -- small, reliable and capable of giving ample warning...
First American Indian astronaut (11/10/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- When NASA's first American Indian astronaut embarks on his long-awaited journey into space in a few days, he will fly with eagle feathers, arrowheads, a handful of sacred ground and the blessings of the Chickasaw Nation. "I've always imagined what it would be like to be able to go out the hatch and to see the Earth in all its glory," said John Herrington. "I think it's going to fill me with an incredible sense of who I am."...
Spanish and English combination make its way into mainstream (11/10/02)
Some see the language mix as a danger to Hispanic cultures, others say it offers a middle ground. By Deborah Kong ~ The Associated Press In the wacky cartoon world of the "Mucha Lucha" wrestling school, Buena Girl is trying to help her friend gain weight in preparation for his match with three big "brutos."...
Robber drops ID outside grocery store (11/10/02)
WARREN, Mich. -- A man accused of robbing a grocery store made it easy for police by accidentally dropping a pair of calling cards: identification and a family photo. Terry Neal Tavi was arrested Sunday at his Madison Heights home and later charged with larceny from a person, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reported...
Three-man crew leaves space station (11/10/02)
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- A Russian space capsule carrying two cosmonauts and Belgium's first astronaut separated from the international space station today and headed for Earth. The Soyuz capsule separated from the space station automatically at 3:44 p.m. EST Saturday, according to a spokesman at Russian mission control in Korolyov, outside Moscow...
Turkish party backs U.N. resolution on Iraq (11/10/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- The Islamic-rooted party that won recent elections in Turkey supports the U.N. resolution that demands that Iraq disarm or face military action, a top party official said Saturday. Abdullah Gul, deputy chairman of the Justice and Development Party and a contender to be Turkey's next premier, reiterated Turkish fears that military action on Iraq would be too costly for Turkey's frail economy...
Al-Qaida suspect buried in Yemen (11/10/02)
SAN'A, Yemen -- A top al-Qaida suspect killed in a CIA missile strike this week was buried in Yemen on Saturday, security officials said. Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi, described by U.S. and Yemeni officials as al-Qaida's chief operative in Yemen, was killed on Tuesday together with five other men after a CIA Predator drone aircraft fired a missile at their car...
Venezuelan leaders fighting return of political chaos (11/10/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Mayor Alfredo Pena's building looks more like a besieged fortress than a city hall, with bullet-pocked windows and doors barricaded against radicals loyal to President Hugo Chavez. "If the world wants proof that Chavez doesn't want dialogue, here it is," Pena said in his office, daylight peeking through a bullet hole in a red curtain...
Islamic Jihad leader shot dead by army in Jenin (11/10/02)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli army shot and killed one of Israel's most wanted men from the militant group Islamic Jihad in a gunfight in the West Bank Saturday, security officials said. The group retaliated with a roadside bombing near a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, killing an Israeli soldier...
Pakistan bloc wants U.S. military out (11/10/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A leader of Pakistan's religious right, coming off the bloc's best election showing in the country's 55-year history, demanded Saturday that the U.S. military leave the country. "We were opposed to their war in Afghanistan before and we are opposed now. The vote of the people was clear. They want them out of Pakistan," Fazl-ur Rahman told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday...
Arabs say Iraq likely to approve resolution from U.N. (11/10/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egypt's foreign minister said early today he expected Iraq to accept the U.N. resolution to disarm, but his Iraqi counterpart said "no decision has been taken." Ahmed Maher spoke after his Iraqi counterpart briefed members of the Arab League in Cairo...
Islamists make impressive electoral gains in four countries (11/10/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Islamist candidates have pulled off a string of election successes in recent weeks, running on appeals to the faithful as well as challenges to entrenched politicians viewed as more corrupt than caring by exasperated voters. The successes -- in four countries across a wide swath of the Islamic world from Morocco to Pakistan -- represent a new pragmatism by political Islam that is increasingly turning to the ballot box to bring about change...
Newspaper- Tokyo helped Japanese escape from North Korea (11/10/02)
TOKYO -- Japan has been smuggling citizens who left for North Korea back home for almost a decade, but in secret so it would not anger China or North Korea, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Justice and Foreign Ministries secretly issued travel documents from third countries, primarily China, to at least 40 people since 1994 to let them return to Japan, the daily Yomiuri Shimbun said, citing unidentified ministry sources...
'Forgive him' Pakistan city hopes for clemency for man sentenc (11/10/02)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- U.S. authorities plan to execute Aimal Kasi this week for gunning down two CIA employees nine years ago as they sat in their cars outside the intelligence agency's headquarters in Virginia. But in his dusty hometown of Quetta, on the edge of a desert in southwest Pakistan, Kasi is remembered more as a shy but emotional man -- one whose life should be spared even though he committed a terrible crime, his friends and tribal members said Saturday...
Slovenia's prime minister Drnovsek likely to win presidency (11/10/02)
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- There can be no mistaking that this former Yugoslav republic sees itself as part of the West. Modern multilane highways that look like German autobahns link the capital, Ljubljana, to Italy and Austria, while those heading eastward to Croatia turn become narrow, bumpy two-lane roads...
Leopold rolls, brings home its third state volleyball title (11/10/02)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Leopold's volleyball team and many of its fans predicted a state title through much of the season. They were rewarded Saturday. After handing Green Ridge (35-1-1) its first tie of the season on Friday, Leopold issued Green Ridge its first loss in the Class 1 state championship match a day later. Leopold posted matching 15-5 scores to win its third title in 10 years...
Central's Pancoast finishes fifth; girls' team 11th overall (11/10/02)
Jennifer Pancoast finished fifth overall Saturday in the Class 3 state cross country championship meet in Jefferson City, the best finish among Southeast Misosuri qualifiers. Pancoast led Central to an 11th-place finish as a team, the best finish in the school's history...
Defense takes top billing in Indians' win at Eastern Kentucky (11/10/02)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Although Willie Ponder dabbles in defense on occasion, his main calling card is as one of the nation's premier wide receivers. But Southeast Missouri State University's senior All-American appreciates good defensive play, particularly when it helps the Indians gain a major victory...
Indians deliver in must-win opener (11/10/02)
It may have been an exhibition game, but Saturday night's game against Missouri-Rolla at the Show Me Center was about as must-win as an exhibition game can get. Coming off of a 6-22 season that included an exhibition loss to the University of Missouri-St. Louis last season, the Indians weren't taking anything for granted against the Miners and led from start to finish in a 77-53 win...
Indians play party-crashers (11/10/02)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- So much for Roy Kidd's farewell bash. Southeast Missouri State University's Indians, dominating on both sides of the football, stunned Eastern Kentucky 35-21 Saturday night in Kidd's final home game after 39 seasons as the Colonels' coach...
New race track management has big plans for '03 season (11/10/02)
Auto Tire and Parts Racepark will have new management for the next five years. Owners of the track said Saturday that the 11-year-old facility in rural Scott County near Benton, Mo., has been leased to Jerry Wolsey of Cape Girardeau for a five-year term...
Midseason NFL rankings (11/10/02)
NFL RANKINGS Midseason rankings shown with rank, team, last week's ranking and comment: 1. Green Bay 1 MVP: QB Brett Favre 2. Philadelphia 3 MVP: QB Donovan McNabb 3. San Francisco 4...
Weight lifts Blues past Maple Leafs for home win (11/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Everything is going right for Doug Weight and the Blues. Weight and Dallas Drake each scored two goals to give the St. Louis Blues a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. "It feels good to come out there and be able to do the things I'm capable of doing," Weight said. "I'm getting a lot more confident."...
Colorado nudges Mizzou to keep Big 12 title in sight (11/10/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It took every one of Chris Brown's 211 yards to keep No. 18 Colorado on track for the Big 12 championship game. The nation's leading rusher scored his third touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run in overtime as the Buffaloes survived a second-half Missouri comeback to win 42-35 Saturday...
Rams prepare to put load on Faulk for one final time (11/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- One more start, and the Rams hope to get back Kurt Warner. Maybe then, they can give Marshall Faulk a bit of a breather. The Rams (3-5) looking to make it four consecutive victories with former third-stringer Marc Bulger at quarterback -- and with Faulk carrying a heavy load -- today against the San Diego Chargers. Bulger, a success story so lightly regarded that his third-string job was in jeopardy at the start of training camp, knows he couldn't have done it alone...
Attitude has been critical in season of Indians' surprises (11/10/02)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's football team came to this Bluegrass town with high hopes of finally turning the tables on big, bad Eastern Kentucky. The Indians, closing in on their first winning season since 1994, didn't seem to care that the Colonels are the nation's 16th-ranked NCAA Division I-AA squad or that they have owned Southeast over the years, winning all 12 meetings since the teams began playing each other in 1990...
FanFare 11/20/02 (11/10/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Wayne Hagin, the voice of the Colorado Rockies since 1993, is leaving Denver to succeed longtime Cardinals broadcaster and Hall of Famer Jack Buck on KMOX, the station announced Tuesday. ...
  • FanFare 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    Baseball
  • The Cardinals plan to announce an increase in ticket prices Monday. Letters notifying season-ticket holders of the increase were mailed Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday. The Cardinals, with a payroll that is already challenging its projected $79 million cap for next season, reached the decision within the past two weeks...
  • FanSpeak 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    Thanks for the memory THANK YOU so much for the article on Heath Orr. Heath probably didn't tell the reporter as he was talking, but he was coming off a knee surgery in the spring so this was a phenomenal accomplishment for him. Anything can happen...
    Researcher says some toys are oldies but goodies (11/10/02)
    NEW YORK The gift-giving season is almost here but, as any parent knows, the toy-buying season is year-round. Toys are supposed to be the tools that children use to do their "work" -- although most of us call it "play" -- so of course they need to be surrounded by the latest and greatest gadgets, right?...
    Travel briefs (11/10/02)
    Museum to stage Lewis and Clark exhibit ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri History Museum says it will showcase the nation's most comprehensive exhibit of the Lewis and Clark expedition, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from St. Louis-based technology company Emerson to help fund it...
    Letters, notes bring missile crisis to life again (11/10/02)
    BOSTON -- The pencil scribbles on a yellow legal pad suggest an impending crisis. Over and over, John F. Kennedy wrote the words "decisions" and "leaders" on his pad as his advisers debated the next step in the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the middle of the sheet of paper is a set of concentric circles -- perhaps representing a blockade of Cuba...
    Follow the Web south of the border to charming Mexico (11/10/02)
    Head south for your next big trip, all the way south to Mexico, the land of the Aztecs, sunny beaches, majestic mountains, historic cities and a vibrant culture. See why you should consider visiting places such as the city of Morelia by visiting the Mexico Tourism Board -- www.visitmexico.com/ -- which calls Morelia "one of the loveliest colonial cities in America." Construction of the city, northwest of Mexico City, started in 1541...
    Running out of steam (11/10/02)
    East Broad Top Railroad is last of its kind operating east of Mississippi River. By Dan Lewerenz ~ The Associated Press ROCKHILL FURNACE, Pa. -- Clouds of white steam change to thick gray smoke, filling the air with the greasy smell of burning coal as the East Broad Top Railroad's Locomotive No. 14 chugs and churns into motion...
    Toy companies take buyers back in time by reviving favorites (11/10/02)
    Hey, everybody, wish Mr. Potato Head a happy birthday. He's 50, you know. Of course, he's only half as old as the teddy bear, who hit the century mark this year. You can raise a toast to both of them with a big smiling pitcher of Kool-Aid, the sweet summer drink that made its debut 75 years ago. For a party game, everyone can play Trivial Pursuit, which just turned 20 itself...
    Preparing soil in fall eliminates work in spring (11/10/02)
    Think ahead to spring planting time. One way to get the jump on that season is by readying the soil now. For instance, you could till now rather than in spring. Don't till as thoroughly as if you were preparing a seedbed, though, or raindrops will pound the dirt into an airtight powder. Instead, leave the soil rough, and let alternate freezing and thawing fracture the large clods. Come spring, lightly rake the clods for a smooth seedbed...
    Words of wisdom can help aspiring photographers (11/10/02)
    I'm a fan of famous quotations. In a few words, meaningful ideas and concepts can be summed up. What's more, quotations give us food for thought. They also help us remember ideas; ideas we hope we can use in our lives. I've been collecting quotations for years. Some apply specifically to photography, some to life...
    Theright touch (11/10/02)
    Old King Midas may have had the golden touch, but every once in a while you come across a home with all the right touches. An example of that is the house at 134 Lakeview Lane in Jackson, located in the Meier Lakes Subdivision. This house has all the right touches -- a lake view, a well-manicured yard in a nice neighborhood, a great floor plan and imaginative interior design...
    Seizing golden moments (11/10/02)
    Editor's note: This column originally was published Feb. 18, 2001. Many years ago I ordered, from the American Home magazine, a clock-making kit. Oh, I didn't have to make the internal parts of the clock with all the little cogwheels. I had only to embroider on linen what was to be the face of the clock, attach it to a piece of plywood and fit it into the shadowbox frame. ...
    Some chores are easier to stomach than others (11/10/02)
    The Army's stuck on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but so far hasn't been able to make them battle-ready for soldiers in the field. Army scientists are hard at work developing pocket sandwiches that will keep without refrigeration for three years and don't taste like fruit cake. You have to appreciate an Army that aims straight for the stomach...
    Exhibit looks at history of dining out in New York (11/10/02)
    NEW YORK -- Workers rush out to grab cheap lunches in crammed dining rooms. They stand, eat and hustle back to the office to resume their work. It sounds like a typical lunch in today's New York. But it really describes the "eating houses" of New York City in the 1800s...
    Documentary traces rise and fall of Jimmy Carter (11/10/02)
    NEW YORK -- Undone in his 1980 re-election bid, Jimmy Carter left the White House tarred as a failure. Yet, curiously, his offenses were hard to distinguish from the qualities that, four years before, had carried him from "Jimmy Who?" to the nation's highest office...
    'CSI- Miami' draws viewers, does justice to parent show (11/10/02)
    P Show's success sealed its status as part of franchise. By Frazier Moore ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- In the matter of CBS' "Crime Scene Investigation" triumph, here are some numbers to ponder: No. 1: the season-to-date rank for "CSI," which not only unseats past champs "ER" and "Friends" but has boosted its audience by 29 percent from a year ago...
    Local TV news changed little after terrorist attacks (11/10/02)
    NEW YORK -- The content of local television news changed little after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks even as the story touched the lives of most viewers, a study released Thursday found. Crime stories still dominated, increasing slightly to 25 percent of newscasts, according to the study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, while only 1 percent of the stories dealt with homeland security -- despite airports tightening security, the threat of bioterrorism and increased nervousness about threats to public places.. ...
    Renia Miller (11/10/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- The funeral for Renia Miller, formerly of Olmsted, Ill., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin. The Rev. Carl H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 6 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Tuesday...
    Bobby Williams Sr. (11/10/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Bobby W. Williams Sr., 55, of Kennett died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his home. He was born July 12, 1947, at Maynard, Ark. He and Rita Campbell were married Jan. 25, 1980, at Arlington, Ky. He had lived in Kennett for a year. He was a carpenter and auto repair mechanic...
    Martin Heider (11/10/02)
    Martin E. Heider, 88, of Willow Springs, Mo., died Friday, Nov.8, 2002, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Sophie Wessel (11/10/02)
    Sophie E. Wessel, 93, of Gordonville died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Jean Rhodes (11/10/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jean F. Rhodes, 71, of Advance died Friday, Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 17, 1931 in St. Louis, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Whithington Requarth. She and Bill Rhodes were married on Jan. 24, 1948, at Advance. He died July 10, 1993...
    David Dalton (11/10/02)
    David Wayne Dalton, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Bruce McAdams Sr. (11/10/02)
    Bruce Lee McAdams Sr., 60, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at Las Vegas, Nev. He was born Aug. 8, 1942, at Dumas, Ark., son of Burley and Genevieve McAdams. Mr. McAdams was formerly of Cape Girardeau and had been the lead deck hand with American Commercial Barge Line...
    Whaley-Lindsey (11/10/02)
    Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau was the setting July 27, 2002, for the wedding of Gretchen Marie Whaley and Devin Lindsey. Hal Greene performed the ceremony. Pianist was Gayla Tripp of Jackson. Parents of the bride are Paul and Dorothy Brown and Larry and Anna Whaley, all of Jackson. The groom is the son of Darrell and Peggy Lindsey of Mountain Grove, Mo...
    O'Loughlin-Koetting (11/10/02)
    Erica Dawn O'Loughlin and Matthew Jonathan Koetting exchanged vows June 1, 2002, at the home of her parents. Judge J. Patrick O'Loughlin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Teresa O'Loughlin of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of Bernard and Sheila Koetting of Kansas City, Mo...
    Seib-Browning (11/10/02)
    Kristin Lynn Seib and Jason Michael Browning were married June 1, 2002, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Rev. Nathan Kuhlman performed the ceremony. Musicians were Tim DePriest, Rebecca Goot, Michelle Hopen, Misty Massa, Paul Trupka and Christina Van Nostrand. Soloist was Nichole Williams...
    Downs-Miller (11/10/02)
    Jennifer Ann Downs and Mitchel Lane Miller II were united in marriage Sept. 14, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Prost performed the ceremony. Organist was Lenny Kuper and vocalists were Mark and Mike Kohlfeld, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Ganchevska-Brickler (11/10/02)
    Jack and Sherri Mehner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their son, Jim Brickler, to Tanya Ganchevska. She is the daughter of Boiko and Rumiana Ganchevska of Sofia, Bulgaria. Ganchevska is a graduate of St. Kliment Ohridski-Sofia University. She is pursuing a degree in psychology at College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo...
    Rauh-McGill (11/10/02)
    Beverly Rauh of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Heidi Rauh, to Matthew P. McGill. He is the son of Mary Shepard of Jackson and Philip McGill of Paducah, Ky. Rauh is a sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University, pursuing a degree in physical therapy. She is employed at Wonder Years Daycare...
    Noce-Munroe (11/10/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. William Noce of Burfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Michele Noce, to Joshua Michael Munroe. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Munroe of St. Mary's, Mo. Noce is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
    Palmers honored on 50th (11/10/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. James A. Palmer of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance Sept. 21, 2002, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Guests attended from Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Farmington, Rolla, Sikeston, Ballwin, Manchester, Florissant, St. Louis, Imperial, and Lohman, Mo.; Metamora and Riverton, Ill.; Orlando, Fla.; Glendale and Camarillo, Calif...
    Police report 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Nov. 10 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI David Charles Dodds, 54, of 3096 Valley Creek Road was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated and a stop-sign violation...
    Fire report 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Nov. 10 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 12:11 a.m., emergency medical service at 1727 Themis. At 11:10 a.m., emergency medical service at 2045 Woodland. At 11:14 a.m., an alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg. At 11:22 a.m., a utility fire at 2712 Janet...
    Out of the past 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 10, 1992 Fruitland - Two rural Cape Girardeau County firefighters were hurt early yesterday when fire truck driven by one collided with pickup truck driven by fellow volunteer; men were speeding to fire call when accident occurred at intersection of Route C and CC in northeastern Cape Girardeau County; injured were Mike Meyer, 38, of New Wells area, and Revis Reisenbichler, 27, of Pocahontas; fire truck was total loss...
    GOP gains carry enormous responsibility (11/10/02)
    The Republican sweep of the midterm elections marks a historic victory for President Bush, who -- by personally recruiting serious candidates like Jim Talent in Missouri and Norm Coleman in Minnesota -- turned the vote into a referendum on his priorities for governing...
    Telemarketers should provide opt-out system (11/10/02)
    To the editor: Of course politicians are exempt from the no-call list. Do you think they would pass something that adversely affected their campaigning. What I object to is the fact that they use computerized calls with no way to request that you be put on their no-call list...
    Speak Out AA 11/10/02 (11/10/02)
    Thanks for nothing I WOULD like to thank Gov. Bob Holden and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for playing politics with our children in the Delta School District and to the Citizens Against Pollution group. Thank you for protecting our children. ...
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