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Stories from Monday, June 9, 2003

Grave concerns in Scott City (06/09/03)
The profusion of decorations on many of the graves at Lightner Cemetery in Scott City tell stories about the people buried there and those who love them. Sports trophies, a watering can for a gardener, model racing cars, wind chimes, bird feeders and tiny statues of rabbits, squirrels and angels are among the thousands of totems arrayed around the graves...
Jackson youth continues to improve (06/09/03)
Doctors and family members are encouraged by the steady improvement 11-year-old Andrew Tyler is making after a near fatal accident Thursday. The Jackson boy continues to show small signs of improvement, his grandfather, Jim Tyler, said Sunday evening...
Church in Cape sells buildings to SEMO (06/09/03)
The oldest Baptist congregation in Cape Girardeau welcomed a new beginning after voting Sunday to sell its property to Southeast Missouri State University. Following their morning service, 92 percent of about 200 members at First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau voted to sell the church campus, located south of Houck Stadium, for $3.5 million...
Laptop computers present patrol with better options (06/09/03)
It's a quieter ride these days inside some Missouri State Highway Patrol cars. The radio chatter of a dozen voices is slowly being replaced by the light patter of keystrokes and a robotic female voice giving troopers driving directions and short announcements...
Community cuisine 6/9/03 (06/09/03)
Hamburger and ice cream social A hamburger and ice cream social will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Christ Lutheran Church, 248 Albert St. in Gordonville. The menu includes hamburger, cheeseburger, German potato salad, brownies, pie and homemade ice cream...
Perry County Sheriff's Office trail ride proves successful (06/09/03)
The Perry County Sheriff's Offices sponsored its first fundraiser trail ride in an effort to raise money for training and equipment for its new equine section. According to Sheriff Gary J. Schaaf, "We sent six commissioned officers through a 50-hour training course in the use of horses for law enforcement last September and we put the unit on hold until we could raise some funds for safety equipment and training aids."...
Delta Queen cruises in for a visit to Riverfront Park (06/09/03)
CHRIS PAGANO * cpagano@semissourian.com Delta Queen At Riverfront Park Greeting passengers debarking the Delta Queen with a little Dixieland music were, from left, Jerry Ford on trumpet, Dr. Dan Cotner on trombone, John Quinn on clarinet and Joe Blackwell on banjo. "Cape is the only stop that greets passengers with Dixieland tunes appropriate for such a tour," said Ford...
EMAA Back-to-school fair set for July 15 (06/09/03)
Affecting more than 250 children in 2002 the East Missouri Action Agency Inc. will hold a back-to-school fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15, targeting Cape Girardeau County school-age children who are economically disadvantaged. The event will be held at the agency office, 1111 Linden St. in Cape Girardeau, where preregistration will also take place...
Community digest 6/9/03 (06/09/03)
comm brfs 6-9 Family reunion for Branums set for Saturday The descendants of Michael and Angelique Branum of Hornerville, Mo., will hold a reunion with a potluck meal to begin at noon Saturday at the Christian Mission Church on Highway 72 in Benton, Mo. All Branums are encouraged to attend and bring old pictures, newspapers and stories. For more information call Elizabeth Marshall at (573) 545-3736...
Newborns' deaths ruled homicides (06/09/03)
CHICAGO -- Two newborn twin boys found in a trash bin were asphyxiated and their deaths have been ruled homicides by the Cook County medical examiner's office, officials said. The boys' bodies were found by a garbage collector Friday morning in the Stickney Township southwest of Chicago...
Tuition gamble plays off for Westminster College (06/09/03)
FULTON, Mo. -- Eight months ago, officials of Westminster College took a well-calculated gamble by announcing a 20 percent reduction in tuition, surmising that higher enrollment would offset the lost revenue. Less, it appears, has become more for the liberal arts college...
Sedalia newspaper reporter fired on plagiarism charges (06/09/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A sports writer and movie reviewer for The Sedalia Democrat has been fired for plagiarism, the newspaper's editor said Sunday. Michael Kinney, 29, was fired after an investigation into his work, prompted by a reader who called the paper last month to report a familiar-looking movie review in the Democrat...
Region's lawmakers say residents don't want additional taxes (06/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden's hopes for getting a state budget more to his liking -- and tax increases to pay for it -- were built on the premise that residents unhappy with cuts to education, social services and health care would pressure Republican lawmakers to reverse their anti-tax course...
Hillary Clinton launches media campaign to promote memoirs (06/09/03)
NEW YORK -- Wristbands, like those used for ticket-buyers at rock concerts, for the first 250 fans. A summer-long tour of major American cities. A little "magic" expected to attract bigger crowds. Welcome to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2003 book tour...
Nation briefs 06/09/03 (06/09/03)
NASA delays launch of first of two Mars rovers CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Storms and high wind on Sunday forced NASA to delay launching a rocket carrying the first of a pair of rovers destined for Mars on a mission to search for evidence of water on Earth's neighbor...
People talk 06/09/03 (06/09/03)
'Idol' judges auctioning off chairs for charity HOLLAND, Mich. -- Office chairs used by judges on the Fox TV series "American Idol" will be auctioned off to benefit cancer-related charities. Judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson have each autographed their respective seats, made by Holland-based Trendway Corp...
Lawsuits draws more attention to racial profiling of consumers (06/09/03)
Recent lawsuits against Macy's, Dillard's and JCPenney are attracting new attention to racial profiling of consumers, something minority shoppers say has long been an unfortunate fact of life. While the retail industry says profiling cases are isolated and the result of overly aggressive employees rather than company policies, minority customers complain they've been viewed suspiciously, sometimes refused service and falsely accused of shoplifting...
Search for California girl expands as police release videotape (06/09/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Police investigating the abduction of a fourth-grade girl released a grainy surveillance videotape Sunday that contains several brutal images and sounds from the brazen crime. Jennette Tamayo, 9, was still missing Sunday and presumed to be with the man who assaulted the girl's mother and brother before speeding off with the child...
U.S. will find Iraqi weapons, officials testify (06/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Because Iraq concealed its banned weapons so well, it will take time to interview scientists and pore over seized documents to find the hiding places, say Bush administration officials who reject charges the White House overplayed prewar intelligence to justify the invasion...
Palestinians infiltrate army post (06/09/03)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Three militant Palestinian groups joined forces to kill four Israeli soldiers in a daring attack Sunday in Gaza, sending a message that they are out to sink a new, U.S.-backed Mideast peace plan. Hours later, Palestinians killed another Israeli soldier in the West Bank town of Hebron. Six Palestinian gunmen also were killed in the violence, one of the bloodiest 24-hour periods in recent weeks...
Poles fulfill aspirations, vote to join European Union (06/09/03)
WARSAW, Poland -- President Aleksander Kwasniewski told cheering supporters Sunday that Poland has fulfilled its aspirations to return to Europe, after exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favor of joining the European Union. "We are coming back. We are coming back to Europe," Kwasniewski said at the presidential palace after kissing his wife, Jolanta, and hugging former Solidarity activists...
Internet pharmacies in Canada fighting back against opponents (06/09/03)
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Fast-growing Manitoba companies selling discount drugs from Canada to U.S. customers now have a partner in their battle with the pharmaceutical giants -- local regulators. Six months of mediated talks have brought a tentative agreement between the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association and a group of Internet pharmacies on acceptable practices for an industry creating hundreds of jobs in this prairie province north of Minnesota and North Dakota...
Iran says it failed to inform U.N. on uranium imports (06/09/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran admitted Sunday it failed to inform U.N. authorities that it imported a small quantity of uranium 12 years ago but said that failure did not violate the international Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Gholamreza Aghazadeh, Iran's nuclear energy chief, also urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to widely publish the report it released to member nations last week on Iran's nuclear program...
U.N. - Health effects from war still haunt relief efforts (06/09/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Nearly two months after the U.S.-led war to topple Saddam Hussein's government, relief agencies are still struggling to control widespread health problems aggravated by the conflict, U.N. officials said Sunday. Geoffrey Keele, Baghdad spokesman for UNICEF, the U.N. children's fund, said 66 cases of cholera have been confirmed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, with three of them being fatal. He blamed the country's damaged infrastructure...
Two more SARS deaths in Canada; Asia total up (06/09/03)
TORONTO -- Two more SARS deaths were reported in Toronto on Sunday after a second outbreak of the illness gripped Canada's largest city, raising the virus' death toll here to 33. The latest outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome is mostly under control in Toronto, but officials have warned some patients in critical condition could die instead of recovering...
Capahas improve to 9-0 with sweep (06/09/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas narrowly avoided their first loss of the season Sunday as they swept a doubleheader from host Springfield (Ill.) to remain undefeated. After romping 15-4 in a first game that ended after five innings by the 10-run rule, the Capahas found themselves behind 5-4 entering their final regulation at-bat in the top of the seventh inning of the second game...
Ferrero captures lopsided final (06/09/03)
PARIS -- Juan Carlos Ferrero smacked winners while lunging so far he nearly landed in the courtside geraniums. He whipped returns at his opponent's feet, put strokes on the lines and controlled the tempo on nearly every point. Add it up, and Ferrero made Martin Verkerk look exactly like what the Dutchman will be this week: a player at a local club...
Clutch Sorenstam captures fifth major title (06/09/03)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Annika Sorenstam faced this kind of pressure at Colonial, only this time she didn't miss the cut -- she won a major. Three weeks after testing her game on the PGA Tour, Sorenstam came up with clutch shots down the stretch Sunday and was flawless in the playoff, making a routine par on the toughest hole to beat Grace Park and win the LPGA Championship...
Cards win 11-10 slugfest from Orioles (06/09/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen gave his mother a fine birthday present. Rolen hit a tiebreaking grand slam and Jim Edmonds drove in three runs on two homers, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-10 victory Sunday over the Baltimore Orioles. "This was a big win, a big team win. It was a good day for me," Rolen said. "Today was my mom's birthday and she was here. She was here today and I saw her clapping in the stands."...
NHL season has come down to one final game (06/09/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Mighty Ducks and Devils have played for two weeks on two coasts in what has often seemed like two simultaneous but wildly contrasting Stanley Cup finals. Now, finally, there is only one: one game, tonight's Game 7. And after it, one champion, even if neither has proven worthy of such a distinction so far...
Stewart nabs first win of year (06/09/03)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Tony Stewart was dominant for the third week in a row Sunday, but this time his effort and fast work by his crew carried him to Victory Circle at Pocono Raceway. Stewart was in control in each of his last two races. But he had an engine problem two weeks ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway, then lost at Dover International Speedway after NASCAR imposed a one-lap penalty for stopping slightly out of his stall on pit road...
Sammy's smile just a thin disguise (06/09/03)
We are spectators of a baseball world that is becoming dangerously tilted toward offense. The Questec System is making strike zones smaller. Owners are building stadium fences closer. And players are somehow getting stronger. Players are looking for an edge, because in this age the best of the best are separated by a Sammy Sosa bat splinter...
FanFare 6/9/03 (06/09/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Hee Seop Choi was resting at home Sunday, a day after a violent collision with Kerry Wood that left the Chicago Cubs first baseman with a concussion. Choi still had a headache and his neck was sore, but he was in good spirits, Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. Choi was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees and has been ordered to rest for the next week...
  • Kmart pulls new-style registers from store (06/09/03)
    Attention Kmart shoppers: You're going to have to go back to the old-fashioned way of checking out -- by actually talking to a person and paying a cashier. The Cape Girardeau Kmart has pulled its self-scanning checkouts, which allowed people to check out by themselves...
    Musical 'Hairspray' takes firm hold on 2003 Tony Awards (06/09/03)
    NEW YORK -- "Hairspray" took firm hold of the 2003 Tony Awards Sunday, winning eight, including best musical and prizes for its full-figured stars, Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur. "Take Me Out," Richard Greenberg's drama about a gay baseball player, was named best play...
    Biotech rebounding from two-year funk (06/09/03)
    Maybe Martha Stewart should have hung on to her shares in ImClone Systems Inc. after all. This week, European researchers reported that ImClone's experimental cancer drug Erbitux appears to be effective, helping some of the sickest colon cancer patients live longer...
    Fighting fraud on eBay (06/09/03)
    he white poodle should have been a tip-off. Antiques dealer Thomas Perry had taken a picture of a giant antique teakwood ship's wheel outside his gallery in Chester, Conn., and offered it for sale on his One of a Kind Antiques Web site. It added to the charm of the photo that Buffalo, his poodle, had wandered into the shot...
    Retailers report modest gains in May (06/09/03)
    NEW YORK -- The nation's largest retailers reported only modest sales gains for May, as rainy weather in certain regions and a weak job market kept shoppers from splurging for yet another month. "It is a little better than expected, but we still haven't broken out of a sluggish pace yet," said Michael Niemira, vice president of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...
    Ernest Prindle (06/09/03)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Ernest Prindle, 94, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
    Dorothy Stroder (06/09/03)
    Dorothy Stroder, 72, of Millersville died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Selma Crisler (06/09/03)
    Selma M. Crisler, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Muriel Bowman (06/09/03)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Muriel Dorothy "Peewee" Bowman, 75, of Olive Branch, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Wooten-Under-Edge, England, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth "Ellen" Fletcher Allen. She and John W. Bowman were married June 2, 1945, in England...
    Cape police report 6/9/03 (06/09/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, June 9 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Tyrance Hill, 27, of 817 S. Pacific, Cape Girardeau, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay fines and failure to appear...
    Out of the past 6/9/03 (06/09/03)
    10 years ago: June 9, 1993 Malden, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University employees will receive 4 to 5 percent pay raises for 1994 fiscal year as part of $52.41 million operating budget approved yesterday by Board of Regents; later, in closed session, regents awarded university president Kala Stroup with $8,800 pay hike, raising her salary to $118,000 for coming fiscal year...
    Have a 'green' tomorrow (06/09/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Psychiatrists, as is their wont, have a tendency to view society from the viewpoint of whatever happens to be, if you will pardon the term, the current mental fixation of the month. Since Sept. 11, America's shrinks have been focusing on the most recent manifestations exhibited by a nervous nation while wondering aloud how each affects our behavior as the U.S. ...
    Toll roads need to be part of highway mix (06/09/03)
    The mere mention of toll roads in Missouri will make many of the state's highway users cringe. A toll for roads? What are our taxes going for? But stop a minute. Everyone knows that many state roads are in poor condition and traffic volumes continue to rise...
    It's time for Scott City to move on (06/09/03)
    Most residents of Scott City are all too familiar by now with the circumstances of an after-prom party and disciplinary action taken by the school board. And most have chosen sides. Now, with action by the Scott City School Board, it's time to move ahead...
    Speak Out A 06/09/03 (06/09/03)
    Welfare, not refund IF YOU made less than $26,000 and have a child, you shouldn't have paid any income taxes. How can you get a refund of taxes not paid? That's not a refund. It's welfare, and it shouldn't be part of this tax bill. Time for action...
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