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Jackson police say four vandalized city park, pool, tire shop (07/09/03)
Jackson police say they've solved Sunday night's string of vandalism and have arrested four teenage boys. Lt. Chris Mouser said the four broke a sink and damaged bleachers at Jackson City Park, broke two car windows and a store front window at Plaza Tire Service and damaged the city pool's floor surface by throwing heavy items from the deck into the water...
Worker struggles to get the mail through (07/09/03)
BUNIA, Congo -- Neither rain nor war keeps Nkunda Leon from coming to work nearly every morning inside this town's bullet-stained post office. He polishes the thick wood of the letter-writing tables. He dusts the faded and empty post office boxes. He tests the scale. In better times it was used to weigh bulky packages and letters home from colonialists that were filled with fabled stories of African bush adventures and fantastical tales of profits from gold and diamond mines...
Cape choral director featured in Jackson Muny Band concert (07/09/03)
Singer Mike Dumey will provide the special entertainment during Thursday's concert by the Jackson Muny Band. Dumey is a graduate of Jackson High School and is the choral director at Central Junior High School in Cape Girardeau. He is known for his productions of spring musicals at the school and for his duet performances with singer Robyn Hosp...
Resort urges plus-size vacationers to 'live large' (07/09/03)
TANKAH, Mexico -- Christian Gassler used to dream of running down the beach like a lifeguard on "Baywatch." But instead, the 308-pounder always sucked in his gut and stayed put in his beach chair, worried about smirks and stares. Vacation dinners were just as humiliating: "You'd go to eat and come back with a little bit of salad and be hungry for two weeks,'' said Gassler, 39, who said self-consciousness in front of skinny vacationers in little bathing suits kept him from the heaping helpings he really wanted.. ...
Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission agenda (07/09/03)
7 p.m. today Hearings Request of SLS Investments for a special-use permit for a community unit plan for approximately 7 acres at Missouri and Jefferson avenues, in an R-3, two-family residential district. Discussion and voting Request of SLS Investments for a special-use permit for a community unit plan for approximately 7 acres at Missouri and Jefferson avenues. Subdivision plats...
Nash Road, port authority on economic development list (07/09/03)
The Delta Regional Authority has tentatively given Cape Girardeau County $46,350 to help extend Route AB (Nash Road) to improve access to industry. The money is a part of the $267,655 total awarded to the Cape Girardeau region. "The money is still subject to final approval by the DRA," said Jim Grebing, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. "But it is likely to happen."...
Dana Corp. stock draws rival bid (07/09/03)
The possibility of a hostile takeover had the 315 employees at Dana Corp.'s Cape Girardeau plant buzzing with uncertainty Tuesday after news came down that a competitor planned to make an unsolicited takeover bid to the company's shareholders. "It really flamed up this morning, but now it's dying down some," plant manager Larry Dillon said Tuesday afternoon. "Naturally, they're curious and concerned and want to see what information there is."...
Scott City schools near end of large expansion project (07/09/03)
No more shared classrooms. No more eating lunch at 10:30 a.m. No more transporting students to the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau because of a lack of athletic practice space in the gym. Many of the space-related problems that have plagued Scott City students and teachers for years will disappear in the next month as a multimillion dollar building project nears completion...
First week of Foto Fest almost over (07/09/03)
Entry boxes are filling up with photographs and there are just a few more days left to qualify for the first week of Foto Fest 2003. The amateur photography contest is open to residents in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Photographs entered by Friday at 5 p.m. each week of the six-week contest will be judged the following Monday...
Club news 7/9/03 (07/09/03)
Eastside Homemakers The Eastside Homemaker's Club met with Janet Piepenbrok for brunch on June 18. After the meal, the group played bingo. Following bingo, a meeting was held. The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 16 at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. Maxine Southard will present the program...
Road responsibility changes create challenge (07/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Turning over responsibility for 25 percent of the state highway system to local governments could prove a tough sell for the Missouri Department of Transportation. MoDOT is pursuing the possibility of transferring ownership of 8,050 miles of state highways to cities and counties. But department officials acknowledge that local leaders will have to be convinced the idea is beneficial to all parties in order for the plan to go anywhere...
Prosecutors file charges in 32-year-old slaying (07/09/03)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A prison inmate who says he's become a born-again Christian has confessed to killing a man 32 years ago, telling investigators he was "clearing his conscience." Based on statements he made to the investigators, Robert Patrick Macon, 68, was charged Monday in Clay County Circuit Court with first-degree murder, as well as with a 1965 bank robbery. ...
Former Morgan County prosecutor has law license suspended (07/09/03)
VERSAILLES, Mo. -- The former Morgan County prosecutor, who pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution, has lost his law license. The Missouri Supreme Court on June 27 indefinitely suspended the law license of Stephen Concannon, 33, who resigned last year under pressure from Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon...
Small earthquake hits near Rolla (07/09/03)
HERMANN, Mo. -- An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 2.9 shook parts of central Missouri early Tuesday, but no damage was reported. The earthquake occurred at 12:55 a.m. and was centered 20 miles northeast of Rolla, said John Minch of the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo...
Iraqi immigrant not bitter after charges are dismissed (07/09/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Iraqi immigrant Khalid Amen lost his job and the down payment for a semester at college following his arrest in a highly publicized government sting. Now, a month after the charges were dismissed, Amen hasn't lost his faith in the American way...
Decision time for Holden on 99 bills (07/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With a constitutional deadline just five days away, Gov. Bob Holden and his staff face the daunting task of deciding the final fate of 99 pieces of legislation lawmakers passed this year. The Republican-controlled legislature passed 254 bills during the regular legislative session that ended in May. So far, Holden, a Democrat, has signed 148 bills into law and vetoed seven...
New judge to hear case against Poplar Bluff teacher (07/09/03)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- The decision on which judge hears the case involving a former Poplar Bluff teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student is now up to the Missouri Supreme Court. Timothy Slayton, 32, of Fairdealing, Mo., was supposed to be arraigned before Presiding Circuit Judge Mark Richardson for arraignment Monday on two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault...
From bad to worst (07/09/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- The bridges are 80 years old and much too narrow. The curves are too tight and numerous. The intersections are dangerous and the straight stretches are too few and too far between. But Missouri Department of Transportation officials didn't hold a public meeting Tuesday night at Meadow Heights school cafeteria to find out what is bad about Highway 72 from Fredericktown to Patton...
McDonald's to offer wireless Internet in San Francisco area (07/09/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The counter help will be saying "You want Wi-Fi with that?" now that residents of the technology-focused Bay Area will be able to get a Big Mac and wireless Internet access at the same time. McDonald's Corp., which already has been offering wireless Web access at 10 restaurants in New York City, is expanding the pilot program to dozens more restaurants spanning the San Francisco Bay region...
Forces arrest Iraqi alleged to have met with Atta (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces have arrested the Iraqi diplomat alleged by some Czech officials to have met with the lead Sept. 11 hijacker five months before the attacks. U.S. government officials said Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani was arrested on July 2. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said al-Ani had been interrogated but had provided little information...
Democrats urge probe of intelligence efforts (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats pressed for deeper investigation of prewar U.S. intelligence efforts Tuesday after the White House admitted President Bush had erred in his State of the Union speech when he said Saddam Hussein had tried to buy uranium in Africa...
FDA to force food labels to reveal artery-clogging trans fat (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers are about to get a better idea of just how unhealthy some brands of potato chips, cookies, even margarines really are: Food labels will soon be required to reveal how much artery-clogging trans fat they contain. Trans fat helps make such foods as doughnuts, french fries, crackers and fried chicken taste good. ...
Tighter security ordered for nuclear weapons labs (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- The administrator of the nation's nuclear weapons programs ordered tighter security at the labs Tuesday in response to a recent spate of security failures. National Nuclear Security Administrator Linton Brooks ordered additional experts to make rapid changes to alleviate security shortcomings identified in recent months, increased the frequency of surveillance at the weapons labs and directed a review of past security studies and ensure recommended measures are in place...
Retailers envision transmitters replacing bar codes (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Razor blades and medicines packaged with pinpoint-sized computer chips and tiny antennae that eventually could send retailers and manufacturers a wealth of information about the products -- and those who buy them -- will start appearing in grocery stores and pharmacies this year...
House set to approve defense spending bill (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House was ready to approve a $368.7 billion defense spending bill Tuesday that would support the Pentagon's goal of developing a more mobile, high-tech fighting force while preserving older weapons systems that proved their value in the Iraq war...
Democrats set conditions for compromise prescription drug bill (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats presented President Bush with a list of conditions for their support of a compromise Medicare prescription drug bill on Tuesday, demanding an ironclad guarantee of a government benefit for the elderly in areas where no private drug plan is available...
Superheated gas also breached shuttle during Atlantis mission (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Superheated gases breached the left wing of shuttle Atlantis during its fiery return to earth in hauntingly similar fashion to the demise of Columbia nearly three years later, according to internal NASA documents. Unlike Columbia, Atlantis suffered no irreparable damage during the May 2000 episode and, after repairs, returned to flight just four months later. NASA ordered fleetwide changes in how employees install protective wing panels and sealant materials...
House bill would ensure federal workers keep drug benefits (07/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Tuesday to guarantee that federal workers, including members of Congress, keep their current prescription drug benefits when they retire even if Congress agrees to a Medicare drug bill that provides significantly less generous benefits...
Moose given go-ahead for book, movie deals about sniper case (07/09/03)
ROCKVILE, Md. -- Former Montgomery County police chief Charles Moose reached a deal with the county ethics commission Tuesday that clears the way for him to write a book and pursue a movie project about the sniper investigation. Moose resigned last month, but his departure did not resolve the legal dispute over his book about the three-week manhunt following the sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area last fall...
Experimental drug fails to reduce deaths from sepsis infection (07/09/03)
CHICAGO -- An experimental drug has failed to live up to expectations that it could treat a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis that affects more than a half-million Americans a year. The intravenous drug tifacogin, developed by Chiron Corp., did not reduce deaths from severe sepsis in a study of 1,754 patients in 17 countries. In fact, the drug was linked with an increased risk of bleeding...
Lake overflow threatens to flood Midwest businesses (07/09/03)
MONTEZUMA, Ohio -- Water roared over a spillway Tuesday from a rain-bloated reservoir, flooding the area downstream and threatening businesses after the latest in a series of thunderstorms that have battered the Midwest. Rivers hit record levels Tuesday in Indiana, and some roads in Ohio and northern West Virginia were closed by flash flooding and mud slides...
Death penalty sought in Rudolph case (07/09/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Prosecutors are requesting permission to seek the federal death penalty against serial bombing suspect Eric Rudolph, according to defense lawyers. Without giving details, court papers filed by Rudolph's attorneys say federal prosecutors in Birmingham are asking the Justice Department for permission to try Rudolph, 38, on a capital charge in a fatal abortion clinic bombing...
Man wakes after years in coma (07/09/03)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. -- A man regained consciousness after spending 19 years in a coma as the result of a car crash, greeting his mother who was waiting at his bedside. "He started out with 'Mom' and surprised her and then it was 'Pepsi' and then it was 'milk.' And now it's anything he wants to say," Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center social director Alesha Badgley said Tuesday...
Nation briefs 07/09/03 (07/09/03)
Elementary vice principal sought in five deaths BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Police called in the FBI to aid in their search Tuesday for the vice principal of an elementary school as a possible suspect in the shooting deaths of five people, including three children...
Gunman opens fire at Lockheed Martin plant in Mississippi (07/09/03)
MERIDIAN, Miss. -- A factory worker known as a racist "hothead" who talked about killing people opened fire with a shotgun at a Lockheed Martin plant Tuesday, leaving five fellow employees dead before committing suicide. Dozens of employees at the aircraft parts plant frantically ran for cover screaming "Get out! Get out!" after Doug Williams, dressed in a black T-shirt and camouflage pants, started firing. The rampage occurred after Williams attended a meeting on workplace ethics...
People talk 7/9/03 (07/09/03)
Britney confesses all to W magazine NEW YORK -- After years of saying she'd wait until she was married to lose her virginity, Britney Spears is acknowledging that she had sex with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. "I've only slept with one person my whole life," the pop star tells W magazine for its August issue...
Blair defends handling of intelligence on Saddam (07/09/03)
LONDON -- Facing growing public distrust, Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted Tuesday he was right to go to war to depose Saddam Hussein and said weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq. Blair defended his government's use of intelligence material and dismissed concerns he had overplayed the threat posed by Saddam, a day after a parliamentary committee questioned the reliability of two key dossiers...
Survey - Nearly one gun for every American (07/09/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States has by far the largest number of publicly owned firearms in the world and is approaching the point where there is one gun for every American, according to the Small Arms Survey 2003 released Tuesday. But in surprise findings, the survey found that Europeans are more heavily armed than commonly believed while there are far fewer small arms in Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa than previously estimated...
Iranian conjoined twins die following surgical separation (07/09/03)
SINGAPORE -- Fifty grueling hours into an unprecedented operation to separate adult twins conjoined at the head, Dr. Keith Goh's heart sank. He was working furiously Tuesday to save Laleh Bijani, who began bleeding profusely the moment surgeons made the final cut to separate her from her sister, Ladan...
Crowded triple-deck ferry sinks in Bangladesh (07/09/03)
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A ferry carrying about 750 people capsized in southern Bangladesh, with some 600 people missing and feared dead, rescue officials said Wednesday. The triple-deck ferry was traveling from Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, to the southern Bhola district when it sank late Tuesday near Chandpur town, 40 miles south of Dhaka, said Manzoor-e-Elahi, the area's government administrator...
Palestinian premier threatens to resign (07/09/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit as premier and resigned from a key body of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement Tuesday, reflecting turmoil within the Palestinian leadership over negotiations with Israel...
Reward offered for leads on mosque attackers (07/09/03)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- Pakistan offered a $35,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of those who organized a mosque attack that killed at least 50 Shiite Muslims. The offer came in a statement that carried photographs of three men who carried out last Friday's attack in this southwestern city, tossing grenades and gunning down worshippers. About 2,000 people were in the mosque at the time...
Myanmar economy targeted for sanctions (07/09/03)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- With Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi again under arrest, the United States is preparing tough economic sanctions against the ruling military junta to make it change its course. But history and politics argue that such moves may have little effect...
TV commentator fined for cocaine possession (07/09/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- A German Jewish leader and controversial talk show host apologized Tuesday and said he would give up all official posts after he was fined for cocaine possession in a drug scandal that has filled newspaper headlines for weeks. Michel Friedman, 47, stepped down as deputy head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, where he was the most visible voice of the country's Jewish community. ...
Protest mars vigil for Venezuelan cardinal (07/09/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets against stone-throwing supporters of Venezuela's president trying to disrupt the wake of Roman Catholic Cardinal Ignacio Velasco. The cardinal, an outspoken leader of the Venezuelan Church and critic of President Hugo Chavez, died early Monday at the age of 74...
Baghdad's landmark statues falling to looters (07/09/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The world watched the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue April 9. But few saw the felling of the stately figure of Abdul Muhsin al-Saadoun -- or more than a dozen other landmark bronzes that once watched over this city's squares and boulevards...
American missionary expelled from Haiti (07/09/03)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- An American Protestant missionary was expelled from Haiti Monday following a conviction for illegally importing arms. James Glenn White, 47, was arrested May 9 while waiting for a shipment from the United States. Police said they found an AR-15 assault rifle, a pistol and a machine to make bullets in a refrigerator that White was to pick up that day...
Bush talks of slavery during start of five-day African journey (07/09/03)
GOREE ISLAND, Senegal -- American slavery was one of history's greatest crimes, President Bush said Tuesday at the very spot where hundreds of thousands of Africans were bought and sold like cargo. The president was embarking on a five-nation tour of Africa...
Rising anti-American sentiment casts shadow on Bush visit (07/09/03)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Rising anti-American sentiment fueled by discontent over the U.S.-led war in Iraq is casting a shadow over President Bush's visit to South Africa. Scores of disgruntled South Africans have protested this week outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria and the consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town...
Seven U.S. soldiers in Iraq wounded in series of attacks (07/09/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A blistering series of attacks, coming nearly hourly, wounded seven U.S. soldiers in Iraq on Tuesday, and the United States offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone who kills a coalition soldier or Iraqi policeman...
About a tenth of missing Iraqi artifacts have been returned (07/09/03)
LONDON -- About 10 percent of the artifacts known to have been stolen from Iraqi museums after the war have been recovered, archaeologists said Tuesday, emphasizing they are working to determine what is still missing, damaged or destroyed. Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, said archaeologists who attended a five-day conference in London now have a clearer idea of the number of damaged items at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. The conference ended Monday...
Human rights group says 5,000 killed in nine months (07/09/03)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Fighting between rival tribal and rebel factions in a volatile northeastern Congolese province killed an estimated 5,000 civilians between July 2002 and March, a human rights group said. New York-based Human Rights Watch blamed neighboring Uganda and Rwanda -- as well as the Congolese government -- for fueling the conflict in Ituri by arming and supporting the factions...
British Columbia allows same-sex marriages (07/09/03)
TORONTO -- British Columbia became the second Canadian province to allow same-sex marriage under a court ruling Tuesday, and two men were wed shortly afterward in Vancouver. The decision by the province's Court of Appeal further increased pressure on the Canadian government to follow through with plans to rewrite federal law that defines marriage as between man and woman...
Study - Rich countries need to give more to poor nations (07/09/03)
GENEVA -- International programs to help poor nations develop and industrialize are failing in many countries and need radical changes if the world is to meet its targets for reducing poverty, a major United Nations report said Tuesday. Instead of forcing developing countries to cut back on public spending, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank should be pressing rich countries to provide more help, the 367-page Human Development Report 2003 said...
Liberians plead with U.S. military experts for action (07/09/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- U.S. military experts received a jubilant but chaotic welcome Tuesday from thousands of Liberians pleading for an American-led rescue mission to help end their West African country's ruinous civil war. Waving hankies and American flags, refugees swarmed the U.S. team's convoy as it visited some of the camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the fighting...
Two Americans, one Australian gored at running of the bulls (07/09/03)
PAMPLONA, Spain -- Bulls gored two Americans and an Australian Tuesday on the second day of Pamplona's annual runs with the bulls. One of the gored Americans, Al Chesson, 57, from Pittsburgh, Pa., spent a terrifying half-minute being thrown around in the narrow alley leading into the bull ring that marks the end of the run...
Anti-Pakistan protesters raid embassy in Afghanistan's capital (07/09/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A mob stormed the Pakistani Embassy on Tuesday, ransacking the building and smashing windows as diplomats took cover in the basement, during a protest against clashes along the two nations' border. Pakistan Ambassador Rustam Shah Mohmand closed the embassy and accused the Afghan government of inciting the attack and failing to protect the diplomatic post...
Child apparent sole survivor of crash of Sudanese airliner (07/09/03)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Sudanese airliner plunged into a hillside while attempting an emergency landing Tuesday, killing 116 people and leaving one survivor -- a 3-year-old boy found injured but alive amid a scene of charred corpses. The Sudan Airways plane, headed from Port Sudan on the northeastern coast to the capital, crashed before dawn in a wooded area just after takeoff. The Boeing 737 wreckage was badly burned, and authorities decided to rapidly bury all bodies, including eight foreigners...
Hasek's return adds to a crop of top goalies (07/09/03)
DETROIT -- The return of two-time league MVP Dominik Hasek gives the Red Wings a unique problem: too many top-notch goaltenders. The 38-year-old Hasek, who led Detroit to a Stanley Cup title a year ago, announced Tuesday that he plans to come out of retirement to rejoin the Red Wings...
Cards' bats keep quiet against SF (07/09/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Since Jose Cruz Jr. joined the San Francisco Giants, he's wanted to hit a home run into McCovey Cove. He considers it a meaningless feat, really -- but when he did it Tuesday, it felt good. Cruz homered and drove in four runs and Jim Brower pitched 4 1/3 strong innings in relief of injured starter Kirk Rueter as the Giants defeated the Cardinals 8-3 on Tuesday...
Kenseth leads the pack to the finish (07/09/03)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Matt Kenseth was steady, Dale Earnhardt Jr. a surprise. Dale Jarrett and Tony Stewart were downright disappointing. Winston is out, Nextel is in and Toyota is coming. Then there's the infighting between teammates Kevin Harvick and Robby Gordon...
Wie, Ammaccapane ordeal puts a new focus on caddies (07/09/03)
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The father of a golf prodigy went to the Portland area to caddie for his kid, but a fight broke out and he turned over the job to someone else. "I was tired," Earl Woods said Monday, recalling the one time he worked for Tiger in the 1994 Pacific Northwest Amateur...
Armstrong, 12th, ready to make run (07/09/03)
SAINT-DIZIER, France -- Now Lance Armstrong gets serious. His bid for a fifth straight Tour de France title begins in earnest today in team time trials. By day's end, Armstrong hopes to be wearing the leader's yellow jersey. That would put him in excellent position before cycling's showcase race heads into the arduous climbs up the Alps on Saturday...
James shines during pro debut in summer league (07/09/03)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- LeBron James dominated the competition to the delight of his audience, then eyeballed the scoreboard for his own satisfaction. With 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists Tuesday night, the most talked-about high school draft pick in NBA history thrilled a huge crowd that waited several hours to see him make his pro basketball debut...
Sheriff says accusor is 19, from Colorado (07/09/03)
EAGLE, Colo. -- The sexual assault allegations against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant were made by a 19-year-old Colorado woman. Eagle County sheriff Joe Hoy confirmed the woman's age Tuesday and said she has left on vacation with her family...
Credibility has been on the side of Kobe Bryant (07/09/03)
It was a resume Kobe Bryant seemingly dragged through shoe-contract negotiations like a millstone around his neck. Too wholesome. Too clean-cut. Too well-spoken. Too much the family man. And when it came time to sign on the dotted line, Nike decided to pay $90 million for the great unknown, high school senior LeBron James, and dole out half that amount to Bryant, owner of three NBA championship rings and the admiration of millions of parents but apparently lacking in the all-important "street cred" department.. ...
It's clear now women's golf has arrived (07/09/03)
Don't look now but women's golf just blew past men's tennis. A sport that, only two months ago, had to fight to get its due, has suddenly arrived. What gifted, gritty Annika Sorenstam started at Colonial Country Club in May, obscure Hilary Lunke and Angela Stanford finished with clutch performances that bordered on witchcraft Mon at Pumpkin Ridge...
Area digest (07/09/03)
Elfrinks team up to win SEMOhorseshoe event Tyler and Todd Elfrink won in an 18-field Sunday in the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association event at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Leopold. Cori Stoverink and Bob Piper were second. Darrel Vandeven and Danny Nenninger were third...
Ice cream recipes offer fabulous flavors (07/09/03)
Ice cream is one of the sweetest treats for most people almost any time, but its cool pleasure is even more welcome in warmer weather. Preparing homemade ice cream doesn't sound like a hard job for the cook, not something about which to sigh "but someone's got to do it!" To make even thinking about it easier, and perhaps to persuade you it's worthwhile, check out one or two specialized cookbooks -- they make mouthwatering reading...
There is an art to selecting sauces for ice cream sundaes (07/09/03)
The Culinary Institute of America HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- There are tough decisions to make throughout life, but few more important to an ice cream sundae connoisseur than how to top one's ice cream. With so many sauces and toppings, which combination creates the ultimate sundae? It wasn't always this difficult. There was a time when all you could order were different flavors of ice cream...
I like you but not your car sticker (07/09/03)
There's a car driving around town bearing a bumper sticker that reads: "You suck, and I don't like you." The fact that I've been behind it at stoplights three times in the last two months defies all probability. The first time, I found the sticker mildly interesting. The second time, it became a little offensive. The third time, I got seriously irritated, which probably is the point...
Flavors blend in decadent desserts (07/09/03)
smcclanahan I hope each of you were able to brave the hot and humid weather and have an enjoyable Independence Day holiday. We were able to spend it with family and a few very special people. Yes, it was hot, but we grilled our traditional barbecue chicken, as we do every July Fourth. ...
Picking a perfect peach (07/09/03)
"An apple is an excellent thing," observed George Du Maurier, "until you have tried a peach!" He was hardly the only one to be enamored of what food historian Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat calls "the typical fruit of summer." For example, Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, former proprietors of Manhattan's celebrated Silver Palate gourmet food shop, claim, "A perfectly ripe peach is worth waiting for all summer long." And Alice Waters, California's apostle of utterly fresh, organic produce, goes so far as to assert, "The most perfect fruit has to be a perfect peach." Her rationale is convincing. ...
Amon Deck (07/09/03)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Amon Dale Deck, 70, of Glenallen died Monday, July 7, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1933, at Hahn, Mo., son of Roy M. and Gertrude Shell Deck. He married Shirley Eady, who died in May 1978. He and Charmaine Manley were married Jan. 26, 1980, at Glenallen...
Sue Sharrock (07/09/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Sue Sharrock, 67, of Sedgewickville died Monday, July 7, 2003, at the family home, following an illness. She was born Aug. 27, 1935, near Sedgewickville, daughter of Jesse Howard and Louise James Hahn. She and Harold "Bud" Sharrock were married Aug. 14, 1953...
Roy Tompkins (07/09/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Roy Norman "Red" Tompkins, 76, of Unionville, Tenn., died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born June 25, 1927, in Anna, son of Roy and Katheryn Cook Tompkins. He and Edith Keller were married in 1962...
Deborah Garrett (07/09/03)
Deborah Garrett, 50, of Scott City died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Gifford Hobeck (07/09/03)
Gifford E. Hobeck, 64, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, where he had been a patient the last three weeks. Friends may call Wednesday, July 9, between 4 to 8 p.m., at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson...
James Caldwell (07/09/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- James William Caldwell, 89, of Thebes died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Delta, Ill., son of William and Ida Dyer Caldwell. He married Zelma Browning. Caldwell was a retired farmer and a member of Thebes Methodist Church...
Tempa Simmons (07/09/03)
Tempa Pauline Simmons, 58, of Scott City died Monday, July 7, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Fred K. and LaVern Martha Margaret Sanders Wolfe. She and Lyman "Boyd" Simmons were married May 16, 1965, at Scott City...
Paul Atchison (07/09/03)
ROCKWOOD, Ill. -- Paul Robert Atchison, 64, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born June 25, 1939, in Chester, Ill., son of Everett Gerald and Grace Steele Atchison. Paul was a laborer, and veteran of the Korean War...
Nancy Burnett (07/09/03)
Nancy M. Burnett, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home on Mount Auburn.
Johna Mitchell (07/09/03)
Johna L. Mitchell, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Saupe (07/09/03)
Hazel Lena Saupe, 90, of Shawneetown died Monday, July 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 2, 1913, in Groton, S.D., daughter of Art and Emma Jensen Lenling. She and Edmund Saupe were married Dec. 13, 1933. He died May 12, 1957...
Genevie O'Brian (07/09/03)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Genevie June O'Brian, 70, of Murphysboro died Friday, July 4, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born June 11, 1933, at Ullin, Ill., daughter of John and Clara Bracken Baker. She and Ben H. O'Brian were married Aug. 21, 1978...
Jack Ficker (07/09/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Jack Lee Ficker, 62, of Sedgewickville died Monday, July 7, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill. He was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Granite City, Ill., son of Charles and Eileen Bennet Ficker. He and Joyce Lane were married Dec. 30, 1965...
June Wheeler (07/09/03)
Ruth LaJune "June" Wheeler, 90, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Garland, S.D., daughter of Roy Lacey and Mabel Omega Haight Standiford. She and Irvin Wheeler were married Dec. 20, 1930, in Springfield, Mo. He died May 19, 1999...
Births 7/9/03 (07/09/03)
Jedlinski Son to Drs. Michael Jedlinski and Sarah Aydt of Cape Girardeau, Tuesday, May 27, 2003. Name, Andrew Joseph Aydt. Weight, 8 pounds 14 ounces. Second son. Ms. Aydt is the daughter of Elizabeth Aydt of Cape Girardeau, and the late Louis Aydt. Jedlinski is the son of the late Henryk and Helene Jedlinski of Champaign, Ill. Jedlinski and Aydt are employed with Cape Girardeau Physician Associates...
Cape fire report 07/09/03 (07/09/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 9 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 4:53 p.m., structure fire at 101 N. Kingshighway. At 7:22 p.m., medical assist at 429 N. Frederick. At 8:03 p.m., structure fire at 36 N. Henderson. At 9:53 p.m., trash can fire at Kiwanis Park...
Cape/Jackson police reports 07/09/03 (07/09/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 9 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Chelsea M. Stahl, 20, of 416 N. Chamber, Apt. 14, Fredericktown, Mo., was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
Out of the past 7/9/03 (07/09/03)
10 years ago: July 9, 1993 Raging Mississippi River is headed for historic proportions; for eighth time in past two weeks, National Weather Service has upped its flood forecasts, following torrential rains in Central Missouri; latest forecasts for crest at Cape Girardeau is 47-foot reading Thursday; that would be highest crest recorded in almost 150 years of record-keeping; record is 45.6-foot reading on May 1, 1973...
Missouri budget needs attention right now (07/09/03)
Most Missourians aren't terribly concerned about the budget battle that gripped elected officials in Jefferson City for several weeks this year. The head-butting between a governor who wanted higher taxes and a Republican-controlled legislature that insisted on spending cuts ended when Gov. Bob Holden signed budget bills he previously had vetoed, thereby avoiding a financial crisis unprecedented in the state's history...
Less security, easier access at state Capitol (07/09/03)
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, increased security became a way of life across America. Airport security got most of the attention. But federal, state and local government buildings also had their security beefed up on the theory that they would be likely targets for future attacks...
Family memories of Louis Lorimier live on and on (07/09/03)
To the editor: When an event touches home, a great deal of enthusiasm, joy and pride is felt. That is exactly what I am feeling with the upcoming celebration and commemoration of the Lewis and Clark expedition and Don Louis Lorimier's hospitality in Cape Girardeau,...
In the end, God's judgment is what counts (07/09/03)
To the editor: I would like to reply to a recent article, "High court strikes down gay sex ban." One cannot help but wonder what goes through the minds of those Supreme Court justices who say homosexuals are protected by the U.S. Constitution. I believe such an idea would have been farthest removed from the minds of the Founding Fathers...
Speak Out A 07/09/03 (07/09/03)
Facts about weapons YOU CAN find the facts about crime and concealed weapons laws at: http://depts.washington.edu/hiprc/childinjury/topic/firearms/rightcary/htm Here's a summary: Early studies which claimed to show a drop in crime rate related to the liberalization of concealed-carry laws have been proven defective and false. ...
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