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Stories from Sunday, August 10, 2003

Buyers at wild horse, burro auction study before bidding (08/10/03)
"The first time they take a step toward you or whinny for you they've shown acceptance. You just can't put that feeling into words," said Tiffiney Smith, a Jackson teacher at South Elementary. Smith refers to the wild horses and burros brought in by the Bureau of Land Management this weekend for adoption to good homes. The BLM is responsible for managing wild herds on Western rangelands and uses the adoption program to control wild horse and burro populations...
World briefs 15A (08/10/03)
Forest fires, continuing heat exact toll on Europe ROME -- With a heat wave scorching Europe, emergency crews battled wildfires as authorities made house calls for those suffering at home, and tourists hunted for drinks and shade. Around Europe, about 40 deaths have been blamed on the sizzling temperatures, which have been stuck around 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for days...
Concert at Capaha Park attracts blues lovers (08/10/03)
Every now and then, when the beat got slow and heavy, a low sounding "wooo" could be heard rising from a few blues-loving women at Capaha Park Saturday afternoon. "Did he hit a note for you?" concert organizer Sherrie Hempstead asked a woman fanning herself. "That note got to you, I can tell."...
Budget cuts hit county health departments (08/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For a decade, the state appropriation for family planning services was among the most controversial components of the Missouri budget. But as lawmakers struggled to balance the current state spending plan, the $5.1 million that helped provide preventive health care to low-income women was eliminated. As a result, county health departments are being forced to either scale back services or increase out-of-pocket expenses for the women who use them...
Accident snarls I-55 traffic (08/10/03)
Traffic was brought to a halt Saturday afternoon near the Nash Road exit ramp of Interstate 55 on Saturday when a tractor-trailer carrying 22 tons of a flammable bleaching agent collapsed onto the asphalt. For nearly nine hours, police diverted drivers around the accident to the exit ramps as firefighters and a hazardous materials team worked to carry away the dangerous cargo...
A game plan in place (08/10/03)
"Hello, my name is Mr. Bandermann. I'll be your math teacher this year." He's practiced the simple sentences over and over in his mind, but the words still stumble out of Jason Bandermann's mouth when he tries to say them aloud. Saying it out loud makes Wednesday seem real...
Tigris Beat State Department funds pop magazine for young Arabs (08/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has a message for young Arabs: Hi. Hi is a new magazine funded by the State Department, published in Arabic, targeted at Arabs ages 18 to 35 and sold on newsstands in more than a dozen countries. It costs consumers about $2 a copy. It will cost American taxpayers about $4 million a year -- minus whatever advertising revenue it can generate...
Woman sentenced in son's mauling death (08/10/03)
FULTON, Mo. -- A Callaway County woman has been sentenced to a year in jail in the death of her 3-year-old son, who was mauled by the family's 93-pound Rottweiler. Terri Swindler was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for endangering the welfare of her son, Wesley, and to 30 days for third-degree assault. The sentences will run concurrently...
Small town becoming folk art and antique center (08/10/03)
PALESTINE, Ill. -- Most turtles do not have garbage can lids for shells. But then, most of them aren't red, made of wood and have a look of permanent surprise carved on their faces. In the fanciful world of Steve Meadows, fish come with optional equipment (wheels), frogs still look fetching as roadkill and snakes have lips like Mick Jagger...
Police drop inquiry into alleged threat (08/10/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Police have abandoned a criminal inquiry into an allegation that a St. Louis school board member threatened to kill the city's former comptroller over comments he made about her mental fitness. Virvus Jones never considered his life at risk and has chosen not to seek an investigation into the supposed threat by Rochell Moore, police spokesman Richard Wilkes said Saturday...
Four charged in fight at religious festival (08/10/03)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Four people from Oklahoma have been charged with assault for their alleged role in a deadly fight between two gangs at the Marian Days Celebration, a national religious festival held each year in southwest Missouri, police said. Carthage police chief Dennis Veach said prosecutors filed first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges Friday night against Nguyen H. ...
Woman opposed to smoking on the job is laid off (08/10/03)
FENTON, Mo. -- An asthmatic woman who was fighting to eliminate smoking at her DaimlerChrysler assembly line job has been laid off. Rossie Judd was told Friday she was being laid off and would need to file for unemployment. Judd, an employee for eight years, has said the fumes at her job already have sent her to the hospital five times this year...
Man who shot wife turns gun on himself (08/10/03)
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- A Collinsville man who fatally shot his estranged wife in the couple's home turned the shotgun on himself about a mile away on a country lane, authorities said Friday. Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz said Michael Knight, 44, rode a mountain bike Thursday night from his home after shooting his wife Karen Knight, 36...
Prosecutors consider retrying two in rape-murder (08/10/03)
CHICAGO -- Cook County prosecutors are trying to match DNA evidence to a number of people linked to the investigation of a 9-year-old girl's 1976 rape and murder, and may retry two men who were convicted by later released from prison, a spokesman said...
St. Louis City Hall tightens up security (08/10/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Anyone wanting to enter St. Louis City Hall will have to go through a metal detector beginning Monday. That new policy includes Mayor Francis Slay, aldermen and city employees who used to show a badge to bypass security. Aldermen who used to go through a basement entrance near their assigned parking spaces will now have to walk around the building to a public entrance...
Minority-owned business talks progressing (08/10/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Community activists said they're making progress in talks to provide more work to minority-owned businesses on a light rail expansion project. Activist groups halted additional Metrolink protests for at least a week on Friday. Members of the Concerned Citizens Coalition and MoKan, a nonprofit group that assists minority and women contractors, said Metro officials have agreed to set separate goals for awarding work to minorities and women on the project...
Two Lebanon, Mo., teens killed in accident on I-44 (08/10/03)
LEBANON, Mo. -- Two Lebanon, Mo., teenagers were killed after the car they were in crossed the median on Interstate 44 and was struck by a tractor-trailer, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Brian Mcfadin, 17, and Nicholas Shearer, 16, were killed in the accident Friday night on Interstate 44 two miles west of Lebanon, the patrol said. The boys were pronounced dead at the scene...
Childhood homes of the famous draw curious tourists (08/10/03)
KEARNEY, Mo. -- Outlaws Jesse and Frank James made a living robbing banks and trains. Apparently, their mother also knew how to rake in the money, although in a legal if crass way. Not long after an assassin shot Jesse James in 1882, Zerelda James Samuel began giving tours of the home where she raised her boys. She even sold souvenirs...
Kansas City businesses and police team up to control unruly tee (08/10/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A partnership between police, parents and business owners has brought peace to a strip mall where unruly teens once ran wild. Now, those who put the program together hope it will pay off elsewhere. At the BarryWoods Crossing strip mall in Kansas City, north of the Missouri River, teens fought, knocked over displays and intimidated shoppers. Someone even set a girl's hair on fire...
Suspect charged in stabbing death (08/10/03)
LADUE, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area man was charged Saturday in the fatal stabbing of a teenager whose body was found days earlier by a jogger in this posh St. Louis suburb. Derringer Wellington, 22, of Rock Hill, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Rodney Rankins Jr., 16, of Hazelwood. Rankins' body was found Wednesday along an abandoned railroad right of way near Old Warson Country Club in Ladue...
Teamsters union formalizes earlier endorsement of Gephardt (08/10/03)
DETROIT -- Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt accepted the Teamsters union's formal endorsement Saturday in the union stronghold of Michigan before moving on to rally Teamsters in Iowa and New Hampshire. Standing in a grassy area close to Teamsters Joint Council 43 headquarters near downtown Detroit, the Missouri congressman told several hundred Teamsters holding Gephardt signs and American flags that he is the best candidate to bring back jobs lost under President Bush...
Illinois State Fair's fire display combines fun, grief of Sept. (08/10/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Diana Gisinger stepped forward, quietly, to touch the twisted metal. She ran her hand across the scarred red paint and then moved back, pain evident on her face. The metal was the door from a fire engine that had once been buried under the rubble of the World Trade Center. Now it is part of a sculpture honoring the 343 firefighters who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack...
Ginsburg marks 10 years on high court (08/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is all business during the court's public sessions. She zeroes in on lawyers who haven't done their homework and her careful, reedy tone can quickly undercut some of her more flamboyant colleagues on the bench...
Thousands of protesters rally against congressional redistricti (08/10/03)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Thousands gathered Saturday to rally against a Republican push to redraw state congressional lines and in favor of the Democratic state senators who fled to New Mexico to scuttle the effort. The people of Texas said no once Republicans started drawing the maps, said protester Ginger McGilvray. "They said no with a strong voice and they didn't listen. So here we are, standing out here ... to show that we mean it."...
Administration orders energy project reviews in Rockies (08/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has directed federal land managers to remove obstacles to oil and gas development in parts of five Rocky Mountain states. New policy directives issued to Bureau of Land Management state directors give the officials tools to implement the administration's long-standing goal of opening the Rocky Mountain West to increased exploitation of oil and gas resources...
Verizon talks to resume Tuesday (08/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Negotiations will resume Tuesday between Verizon Communications and its two unions after a break called by government mediators. Long and intense negotiations have been ongoing since a 12:01 a.m. Aug. 3 strike deadline passed, with both sides saying they were making progress...
More than 125 candidates file for California recall election (08/10/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As dozens of candidates rushed to meet a Saturday deadline for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at becoming governor, a prominent Democrat dropped out of the race to replace Democratic Gov. Gray Davis if he is ousted in the Oct. 7 recall election...
Army opens incinerator, destroys sarin rocket (08/10/03)
ANNISTON, Ala. -- Most people paid no attention Saturday when the Army fired up its first chemical weapons incinerator located near a residential area to destroy two rockets loaded with enough sarin nerve agent to wipe out a city. Workers wearing protective gear loaded the 6 1/2-foot-long rocket onto a conveyor belt and sent it into a sealed room, where it was drained of 1.2 gallons of the deadly chemical and chopped into eight pieces...
Scientists facing monkey shortage (08/10/03)
BOSTON -- A nationwide shortage of rhesus macaque monkeys is hampering efforts to create cures from new information such as the human genome sequence, organ transplant techniques, and the use of stem cells to replace diseased of damaged tissue, scientists say...
Episcopalians head back to parishes to measure impact of divis (08/10/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Delegates to the Episcopalians' divisive national meeting are returning to their parishes this weekend to find out firsthand what will come of the church's approval of its first openly gay bishop and its affirmation of same-sex blessing ceremonies...
Connecticut will honor tickets in lottery snafu (08/10/03)
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Connecticut lottery officials said Saturday they will honor lottery tickets containing numbers of two lottery balls that got stuck during a drawing. The numbers 18 and 27 were placed in a mixer for the "Cash 5" drawing Friday night, but they got stuck in the number chute as the other 33 balls fell into the chamber, said Diane Patterson, spokeswoman for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation...
Political foes join in battle against law some say erodes basic (08/10/03)
BOISE, Idaho -- Put pacifists, gun-rights advocates, abortion rights supporters and anti-abortion activists in a room and try to find a political viewpoint they all agree on. It could take a while. But bring up the USA Patriot Act -- a national law designed to fight terrorism that critics contend erodes basic civil liberties -- and they may start nodding in agreement...
New Boston archbishop changing climate (08/10/03)
BOSTON -- Archbishop Sean Patrick O'Malley arrived in Boston amid swelling public anger over the Catholic church's inability to resolve hundreds of clergy abuse claims. But behind closed doors, the Capuchin Franciscan friar quickly had a calming influence on the rancorous settlement talks...
Asking for room African religions attracting more U.S. follower (08/10/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Voodoo, Santeria and other religions with African roots are drawing followers in the United States among immigrants and black Americans interested in their ancestry, their leaders say. But their practice can result in clashes with neighbors and police over rituals such as animal sacrifices and sacred drumming -- especially since they're mostly conducted at home, in residential neighborhoods...
High court justice says minimum sentences often 'unwise or unj (08/10/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said Saturday that prison terms are too long and that he favors scrapping the practice of setting mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes. "Our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long," Kennedy said in remarks prepared for delivery to the annual meeting of the American Bar Association...
Submarine rescue pioneer gets surface ship named after him (08/10/03)
BATH, Maine -- Sixty-four years after a Navy officer led a daring deep-sea rescue of 33 sailors from a sunken submarine, his daughter christened a warship named in his honor Saturday. Despite having quadruple bypass heart surgery last month, Evelyn Momsen Hailey, 82, smashed a bottle of champagne on the bow of a destroyer bearing the name of Vice Admiral Charles Bowers Momsen...
Grace notes Flutist becomes fixture at World Trade Center site (08/10/03)
NEW YORK -- Like the clouds of white dust that still sneak their way off the Ground Zero construction site, Phil Belpasso is both here, and not here. Or, to put it simply, he is invisible. That's the way it is for many of New York's street musicians, especially those with soil-coated Eddie Bauer jackets and fingertips the color of soot. ...
People 9B (08/10/03)
If one is good, nine are better for Emmys LOS ANGELES -- If one funny host is a good thing, organizers of the 55th annual Emmy Awards are banking on a bunch of them being even better. Nine comedians-- Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Garrett, Darrell Hammond, George Lopez, Conan O'Brien, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Jon Stewart and Wanda Sykes -- will play host at this year's Emmy show, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday...
Chicago cites hundreds over porches (08/10/03)
CHICAGO -- More than a month after a third-story porch collapsed under the weight of partygoers, killing 13 people, Chicago building officials have cited nearly 450 property owners for porch safety violations. City workers had responded to 1,394 complaints through late Wednesday, and 446 had been cited for serious violations...
Plane lost in 1964 found in Canadian Arctic (08/10/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The June 1964 weather in the Canadian Arctic wasn't bad -- though at 56 degrees, still cooler than summers at the University of Missouri, where Albert Kunes was a graduate student. "Sorry I couldn't write more," the 23-year-old Kunes wrote his brother, James, that summer, "but I will write more when I get into the bush. Love, Al."...
Indonesia says Marriott Hotel bombers trained with al-Qaida (08/10/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The perpetrators of the deadly car bombing at Jakarta's Marriott Hotel trained with al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Indonesia's defense minister said, adding that there are many more terrorists still in the country. "Each one of them has special abilities received from training in Afghanistan and Pakistan," Matori Abdul Djalil said late Friday...
Storm hits Japan's main island (08/10/03)
TOKYO -- A tropical storm rumbled up Japan's most populated island Saturday, bringing torrential rains that stranded thousands of travelers and triggered flooding and mudslides. Dozens of people were injured and three remained missing a day after the storm claimed three lives...
NATO to take over command of peacekeepers in Afghanistan (08/10/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Monday plans to take command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan's war-shattered capital, a move that reflects the 54-year-old alliance's shifting priorities in the global war on terror...
Pakistani activists welcome Indian lawmakers for peace conferen (08/10/03)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Political activists chanted peace slogans and tossed rose petals Saturday as a delegation of lawmakers from India arrived for a two-day conference aimed at easing long-standing tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors...
Rape surges amid anarchy in war-battered Liberia (08/10/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Clutching her daughter's photograph to her breast, Rebecca throws back her head and wails. Gunmen burst into her home and raped the child on her 10th birthday, leaving her lying in a pool of blood -- dead. Every time fighting surges in Liberia, women are raped, aid workers say. But this time, the scale is incalculable. Wild-eyed men are going door to door, ransacking homes, beating and killing people, and raping any women -- or girls -- they find...
Taylor's staff threatens more bloodshed for Liberia (08/10/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Days before President Charles Taylor is to step down, his spokesman warned Saturday of bloodshed to follow and said he feared what demoralized government fighters would do. "All hell might just break loose," he declared. Leaders of a West African peacekeeping force and several U.S. Marines visited the capital's port, which is in rebel hands, for the first time to see if it could be reopened soon to receive humanitarian aid...
Group blamed for Marriott, Bali attacks poses new threats (08/10/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Even as a top Bali bomber awaits execution and Indonesia basks in world praise for firmly tackling terrorism, investigators say they are confronted with a network of terror far wider than previously imagined. A devastating blast at the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta two days before the bomber's sentencing has reinforced a suspicion that Islamic militancy in the world's most populous Muslim country is taking on new, more dangerous dimensions...
Nagasaki marks 58 years since atomic bombing (08/10/03)
TOKYO -- Nagasaki's mayor urged people to remember the nuclear bombing that turned his city into a "hell on earth," marking the attack's 58th anniversary on Saturday. At a ceremony attended by thousands of people, including survivors of the 1945 blast, Itcho Ito also warned that the world's oldest -- and newest -- nuclear powers had dealt dangerous setbacks to arms-control efforts...
Palestinians call for American help to rebuild security forces (08/10/03)
JERUSALEM -- Clamoring for revenge, thousands of Hamas supporters Saturday buried two militants killed in an Israeli raid, and a senior Palestinian official urged the United States to intervene to prevent the unraveling of a six-week-old truce. The militants and an Israeli soldier were killed Friday when troops raided a bomb lab in a West Bank refugee camp, sparking a gunbattle. A Palestinian stone-thrower also was killed by troops...
From Stone Age to Middle Ages (08/10/03)
LEJRE, Denmark -- It wasn't quite haute couture and the models weren't exactly Givenchy. But the clothes were chic, or at least fashionable in their time -- thousands of years ago. Models in hides, wool and coarse linen strutted the Viking catwalk Saturday, showing off the "latest" in prehistoric and medieval fashion at an outdoor museum near this small town, 25 miles west of the capital, Copenhagen...
Cultural misunderstandings raise level of danger in Iraq (08/10/03)
JAZEERAT EL-ANBAR, Iraq -- The tribal leader had just been freed after 12 days in an American prison. Well-wishers flocked to his house. They kissed his cheek. They cried. Mostly, they cursed their U.S. occupiers. Sheik Saad Naif Mish'hen al-Hardan, wearing a yellow Arab robe, looked pale and dazed. "History will record this," the 40-year-old leader told his followers...
Illinois linebacker sits out of practice during recovery (08/10/03)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Matt Sinclair, Illinois' starting middle linebacker, appeared at the football media day in uniform but with an extra accessory around his wrist: a plastic hospital admission bracelet. It was a reminder of the illness that put Sinclair, 21, in the hospital with a 107.5-degee fever and the reason he won't be practicing with the team for a few days...
Defense prepares for next step (08/10/03)
Southeast Missouri State University defensive coordinator Shannon Morrison doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to his squad's expectations. If the Indians are going to build on last year's 8-4 season, the defense likely must emerge as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's best...
Pinkel welcomes new competition in MU secondary (08/10/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel wasn't in a surly mood after Friday's practice on Faurot Field, but he declined to answer one question. He just couldn't. Asked about the competition for MU's secondary spots this year compared to the past two, Pinkel was at a loss for words...
Hall of Famer Lott fulfills a 'great' dream (08/10/03)
The AssociatedPress SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As roommates at Southern California, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen talked about achieving greatness. Lott was one of 24 people inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. His induction comes six days after Allen was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
Central graduate heads to Caribbean for baseball camp (08/10/03)
Josh Ford just finished a summer baseball season that saw him help Cape Girardeau's American Legion team qualify for the state tournament. But Ford isn't getting much of a rest before he departs soon for his freshman year at Southern Union State Community College in Alabama, where he received a baseball scholarship...
Gramatica will sit out game against Rams (08/10/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Martin Gramatica will be held out of practice and next week's preseason game at St. Louis because of a sore groin. Bucs coach Jon Gruden said Saturday that Gramatica will get treatment and work with a team trainer...
Raiders' defense throws Rams early curve in road loss (08/10/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Charles Woodson watched Kurt Warner's eyes, nimbly changing direction after Warner released his pass. The football hit Woodson's hands -- and even in an exhibition, the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback got a thrill. Woodson intercepted Warner on the Rams' first series, and Madre Hill rushed for 63 yards and a score as the Oakland Raiders beat St. Louis 7-6 Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams...
Practice gives Gordon a lift (08/10/03)
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- A victory by Jeff Gordon today would be a strong argument that there's nothing more important than practice. After failing last year to get his fifth victory at Watkins Glen International, NASCAR's king of the road decided to use one of five allowable testing sessions this season to regain the dominance he had here in the late 1990s. It paid off Friday when he won the pole for the Sirius at The Glen...
Phelps breaks his own world record for 4th time (08/10/03)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Michael Phelps set another world record, punched the air several times and pointed to his head, an unusual show of emotion from the 18-year-old Baltimore native. Was he celebrating the end of a phenomenal season? No, he was simply thrilled to win a bet with his coach, who now has to get his head shaved...
Castroneves leads record-breaking Gateway field (08/10/03)
MADISON, Ill.-- Helio Castroneves led a record-breaking qualifying session on Saturday at Gateway International Raceway and grabbed the pole for today's Emerson Indy 250. The Brazilian driver knocked former Indy Racing League champion Kenny Brack off the top qualifying spot with a lap of 175.965 mph on the 1.25-mile oval in suburban St. Louis...
Stephenson shows his mettle (08/10/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Earlier this month, Garrett Stephenson got demoted to the bullpen. On Saturday, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa showered Stephenson with compliments after the right-hander dominated the Atlanta Braves for eight innings in a 3-1 victory...
The lesson of a Giant shock jock (08/10/03)
Jeremy Shockey didn't know his comments would make him the lead item on ESPN's "SportsCenter" and the talk of talk radio. Drew Rosenhaus probably didn't, either. But he didn't seem particularly appalled by it -- any publicity, after all, is more exposure...
Love still holds big lead after 3 rounds (08/10/03)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Davis Love III played steady, conservative golf to maintain his 10-point lead Saturday in The International. Using long irons off most tees, Love avoided trouble in his 5-point round, increasing his total to 41 points under the modified Stableford scoring system used in this event...
Last call for a major (08/10/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- By all accounts but one, Tiger Woods has every reason to call this year a success. Despite surgery on his left knee that caused him to miss five weeks and limited his PGA Tour events to a career-low 12 going into the PGA Championship, Woods has won four times, has four other top 5s, leads the money list and has the lowest scoring average...
Media day optimism carried plenty of weight this year (08/10/03)
Media day for Southeast Missouri State University's football team Thursday was unlike any the Indians have held since 1995. For the first time in almost 10 years, the Indians showed up for their annual schmooze-fest with reporters at Houck Stadium as a winning squad...
FanSpeak (08/10/03)
Rain wasn't a problem IT WAS not raining when the players were pulled off the field ("Rain assists Cape in 8-4 zone victory," Aug. 3). It didn't rain for about 20 more minutes. Then the rain only lasted about 20 minutes. It was the lightning that caused the longer delay, and in the groundskeepers' opinion the field could have been made playable...
Area digest (08/10/03)
Volleyball Junkies win city sand volleyball title The Volleyball Junkies won the four-on-four sand volleyball title in the championship game of the Parks and Recreation Department league. The team defeated Buffalo Wild Wings twice to win the championship in the season-ending tournament Tuesday at Arena Park. Knaup Floral finished third...
Letters (08/10/03)
Congratulations to Heartland team To the sports editor: We, the parents of the Heartland Pride Select 16-and-under team, want to say congratulations to the team. We also want to let you and the surrounding area know we are proud of you. We especially want to thank the coaches -- Tony Young and Dusty Collins -- for helping the girls the entire summer. Thank you both for staying with the team and believing in the team on the final day of the ASA regional tournament in Topeka, Kan...
Personality has an effect on parenting methods (08/10/03)
NEW YORK -- When it comes to parenting, there rarely is only one right way to do things. But, says author Janet Levine, there might be a better way of doing things depending on a parent's individual personality: An "organizer" often works best when there is a goal to be accomplished while an "entertainer" thrives on working a lesson into a story...
Staying connected after the split (08/10/03)
Families of divorce use Web site to manage joint custody and keep everyone informed of happenings. n The Web site is far more than just a calendar. There is a private message board where parents can make requests and leave information for each other. ...
Reborn after remodel (08/10/03)
Even houses sometimes get a chance for a new start. That's the case with the house at 865 August in Jackson. This home was a standard split level home with a combination brick and vinyl siding exterior. It's had a second chance at life, though, because it has been completely remodeled. The great thing about that is it has had a chance to keep its strengths as a house, and improve its weaknesses...
Can shampoo cure dog's body odor ? (08/10/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dogs seems to have a very strong body odor. We shampoo once each week, but the odor returns in a few days. We have tried several different shampoos and they all work about the same. I am afraid to bathe her more often. Is there a special shampoo that might help, or do you have any other suggestion?...
Alyson Hannigan sexes up 'American Wedding' (08/10/03)
LOS ANGELES -- While talking two summers ago about "American Pie 2," Alyson Hannigan dismissed herself as a sex symbol. "Luckily, my career is not based on my body. I play the quirky sidekicks, the offbeat characters. I'm not the boobs in a movie," she said, contrasting herself against some of the shapely actresses hired for the movie to make men salivate...
James Moore (08/10/03)
James Edward Moore, 62, of East Prairie, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at his home. He was born July 10, 1941, at Wolf Island, Mo., son of James William and Maggie Lee Marshall Moore. He and Katherine Sue Brown were married Feb. 7, 1975, in East Prairie...
Dennis Lancaster (08/10/03)
Dennis Ray Lancaster, 55, of Randles, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at his home. He was born July 6, 1948, son of Robert and Clarissa Stewart Lancaster. Lancaster was a truck driver. He graduated from Bell City High School in 1966. Survivors include a son; Larry Wayne Lancaster of Randles; his mother; four brothers, Robert Lancaster of Overland, Mo., Wesley Lancaster of Villa Ridge, Mo., Lesley Lancaster of Bloomfield, Mo. and Alan Lancaster of Sikeston, Mo...
Dorothy Ramsey (08/10/03)
Dorothy A. Ramsey, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ivan and Eva Green Borchelt. She and Robert A. Ramsey were married Oct. 5, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 1995...
Martin Winschel (08/10/03)
Martin Eldred Winschel, 53, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Perry County Hospital in Perryville, Mo. He was born in Perryville to the late Ludwig and Flora Meyer Winschel. He married Elaine Besand on Nov. 30, 1974. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Gregory Winschel of Frohna, Mo., Neil and Bradley Winschel of the home; daughters Anastacia, Kimberly, Gwendolyn and Stephanie Winschel, all of the home; brother Glennon Winschel of Perryville; sisters Louise Ann Walters of St. ...
Hubert Miget (08/10/03)
Hubert Aloysius Miget, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 13, 1915 in Perry County to Emil and Lona Tucker Miget. He married Lorine Turrin on April 26, 1952. She preceded him in death July 1, 2002...
Cranmer-Buenemann (08/10/03)
Stacey Lin Cranmer and Matthew Curtis Buenemann exchanged vows March 29, 2003, at Friedens United Church of Christ in St. Charles, Mo. The Rev. Bruce Van Roekel performed the ceremony. Pianist was Marilyn Van Roekel. Soloist was Amy Rivenbaugh of Jackson...
Schermann-Monette (08/10/03)
Erinn MacKenzie Schermann and Matthew Eric Monette were united in marriage June 7, 2003, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchez, Miss. The Very Rev. Zabron A. Davis III performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Paul Stephens. Organist was Brother Vincent Ignatius Bache...
Fletcher-Fuller (08/10/03)
Sarah Elizabeth Fletcher and Lt. j.g. Joshua Philip Fuller were married April 19, 2003, at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Ga. The Rev. Terry L. Johnson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. James L. and Cynthia Fletcher Jr. of Savannah, formerly of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of the Rev. Frank and Anne Fuller of Greenville, S.C...
Peters-Statler (08/10/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lisa Ann Peters and Michael Lee Statler were united in marriage May 3, 2003, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. The Rev. Bill Huggins performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Mary Jansen of Leopold. Vocalists were Bob and Jean Clubb, Dustin Jansen, Tara Broshuis, Heidi DeBrock, Jill Landewee, all of Leopold, and Jennifer VanGennip of Marble Hill...
Cook-Statler (08/10/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Carla Jean Cook and Mark William Statler were married June 21, 2003, in an outdoor garden setting at the home of Christo and Terre Chriss of Millersville, cousins of the groom. The Revs. Ron and Patricia Inkenbrandt performed the ceremony...
Warden-Harwell (08/10/03)
Britne Kristina Warden became the bride of Neal Roberts Harwell Aug. 1, 2003, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Little Rock, Ark. The Rev. John Antony performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mick Warden of Scott City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Harwell of Hot Springs Village, Ark...
Patton-Young (08/10/03)
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Patton of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Patton, to Greg Young, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Julee DeLaRosa of Wentzville, Mo., and the late Jerry Young. Patton received a bachelor of science degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997, and a juris doctorate from the university's School of Law in 2000. She is an attorney with Atwill & Montgomery, Attorneys at Law, LLC, in Columbia...
Herndon-Glosemeyer (08/10/03)
Sam and Barb Herndon and Mary Herndon, all of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Leigh Herndon, to Bryan Douglas Glosemeyer, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Bill and Nancy Glosemeyer of Cape Girardeau. Herndon is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and is majoring in accounting at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Vaughn-Boyd (08/10/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vaughn of Mounds announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Susan Vaughn, to Edward "Ned" Boyd Jr. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boyd of Sikeston, Mo. Vaughn is a 1996 graduate of Meridian High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2001. She is a registered pharmacist with Kroger Co...
Hentes celebrate 50th anniversary (08/10/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hente Sr. of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th anniversary May 24, 2003, with an open house at Cape First and a family dinner at My Daddy's Cheesecake Media Room. Guests attended from Cape Girardeau, Dudley, Bloomfield, Chaffee, Oran, Stafford, Webster Groves and Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla...
Hencys mark golden event (08/10/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hency of Oran celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception July 20, 2003, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. Hosts were their daughters and sons-in-law, Rene and Dale Pingel of Cape Girardeau, Gina and Tim DeClue of Bolivar, Mo., Tina and Bruce Huffman of Zalma, Mo.; and seven grandchildren, Whitney and Lindsey Pingel; Ty, Tarah and Tori DeClue; Erika Campbell and Jared Huffman...
Iannuzzis married 50 years (08/10/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Carmine N. Iannuzzi Sr. of Woodbridge, Conn., observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration June 28, 2003, at the home of a daughter in Bethany, Conn. Iannuzzi and the former Ethel Rose "Rusty" Schmitt were married June 27, 1953, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Mo., by the Rev. Thomas Geraghty. Mrs. Iannuzzi is formerly of Chaffee, and a 1952 graduate of St. Mary's High School (Notre Dame) in Cape Girardeau...
Police 8/10 (08/10/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 10 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Threasa D. Stallings, 44, no address given, was arrested Friday on suspicion fo driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and endangering the welfare of a child...
Fire 8/10 (08/10/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 10 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 6:10 p.m., medical assist at 512 S. Hanover. At 7:22 p.m., citizen assist at 654 S. Spring. At 10:16 p.m., citizen assist at 1240 Linden, No. 4. At 11:26 p.m., medical assist at 2718 Bloomfield...
Out of the past 8/10/03 (08/10/03)
10 years ago: Aug. 10, 1993 Cape Girardeau's Board of Education will ask voters for 51-cent tax increase on Oct. 5; money generated would fund construction of middle school and other improvements; board president John Campbell estimates 51 cents per $100 assessed valuation would generate between $16 million and $18 million; board would finance building through lease-purchase plan...
Budget gap is good reason to get to work (08/10/03)
There were some lessons in this year's sessions of the Missouri Legislature. How well they were learned and how much attention will be paid to them remain to be seen. One of those lessons was the need for legislators and the governor's staff to agree on revenue estimates as they go about creating spending plans...
Sales-tax holiday bill has opt-out provision for cities, counti (08/10/03)
Two years ago, this writer received a call from Lisa Zeigman, a reporter for KMOV-TV in St. Louis. "Senator Kinder," she began, "are you indeed the sponsor of the bill that would create the sales-tax holiday I just learned about?" "Guilty as charged," I replied. "How did you hear about it?"...
State courts shouldn't set tax policy (08/10/03)
When Missouri legislators convene next January for the 2004 session, they are likely to be under a cloud of a lawsuit filed by more than 100 of the state's 500-plus school districts seeking more state revenue. Organizers of the lawsuit say they will make a strong case that the current school-funding formula needs to be replaced with a mechanism that is more equitable and more adequate...
Speak Out 08/10/03 (08/10/03)
Move a little closerTO ALL these Speak Out contributors who are so critical of President Bush and what he's done in Iraq: I'm sure he would be more than pleased if you would move to Washington, D.C., so you could be close enough so he could confer with you and get your advice frequently, because your seem to have all the answers...
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