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Stories from Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Court dismisses appeal over arson damage to home (08/13/03)
An appellate court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal in a case that sought to force an insurance company to pay for damage to a Jackson home caused by a fire a teenage boy intentionally set in an attempt to cover up the murder of his grandmother. William Lindley sued American Family Mutual Insurance Co. after the company said his claim was precluded under his homeowner's policy because of the actions of his grandson, Joshua Allen Wolf...
Ideas for enjoying the season's abundant crop of tomatoes (08/13/03)
It's a tasty question to face: What to do with all those colorful, juicy, ripe tomatoes growing in your garden, or spilling from farm fresh market stands? This is the season to explore new ways to prepare the plump fruit, and taste the different heirloom varieties that come in a rainbow of colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, white, purple -- and even brown, black and mottled...
Preliminary hearing rescheduled (08/13/03)
DailyAmerican Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- It will be Sept. 22 before it is known whether a Poplar Bluff man will stand trial for allegedly raping and murdering a woman whose body was found in the old abandoned Frisco Railroad tunnel near where it runs under Main Street...
Boosters considering new college nickname (08/13/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's boosters are on a 90-day plan to consider a nickname change for the school. Greg Brune, director of athletic development, said the group's executive board met Tuesday and received research from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which discourages schools from using American Indian nicknames. The men's teams at Southeast are called Indians, and the women's teams are called Otahkians after an Indian princess...
Final week for Foto Fest competition entries (08/13/03)
Even though the Foto Fest contest is nearing an end, the entries continue to mount. Judges had a more difficult time than any previous week choosing four semifinalists among the nearly 300 entries for the amateur photography contest sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. Other contest sponsors and drop-off locations are Schnucks and Kasten Masonry Sales in Jackson...
Cape Girardeau yet to break 90-degree mark for August (08/13/03)
It's not exactly an upper Alaskan igloo, but Swampeast Missouri hasn't lived up to its moniker this year. For the first time in at least 30 years, Cape Girardeau residents have not seen a high temperature reach 90 degrees over the first 12 days of August...
Miss Missouri Teen supporters disappointed by pageant loss (08/13/03)
The suspense in the Oran Jaycee Hall was agonizing. As Miss Teen USA co-host Mario Lopez called the names of the 15 semifinalists Tuesday night, 25 supporters of Amber Marie Seyer, Miss Missouri Teen and hometown girl, stared at the big-screen TV trying to will the word "Missouri" out of his mouth...
Finishing the frame (08/13/03)
No cheers, just smiles from more than 30 sweaty ironworkers and a brief pause for photos greeted the closing of the final gap in Cape Girardeau's new Mississippi River bridge on Tuesday. The work to connect Missouri and Illinois began in the cool, early morning in the light of a full moon and construction floodlights on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge...
Jackson schools to appeal for funds (08/13/03)
With Jackson School District's financial future in jeopardy, district officials will appeal to voters for money to protect programs and staff. During their meeting Tuesday night, the Jackson School Board approved a resolution calling for a Nov. 4 election to eliminate the district's Proposition C rollback in the operating levy...
Appeals court affirms sex offender's sentence (08/13/03)
A convicted child molester's 50-year sentence was affirmed Tuesday by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. Samuel J. Farrow Jr. was sentenced by then-Circuit Judge John W. Grimm in May 2002. Farrow was found guilty of kidnapping and sexually abusing two young girls in separate incidents in a trial held in April 2002. Grimm sentenced Farrow to two consecutive 25-year sentences...
Cocaine sale in restroom garners 15-year sentence (08/13/03)
For selling crack cocaine in a Wal-Mart restroom, a Cape Girardeau man will spend the next 15 years in prison. On Tuesday, New Madrid County Circuit Judge Fred Copeland handed down the sentence to Jeremy Nelson, 32, for selling crack in the bathroom at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cape Girar-deau on Nov. 17, 1999. The case was handled in New Madrid County on a change of venue...
Cape boy injured after riding bicycle into traffic (08/13/03)
A 12-year-old Cape Girardeau boy was hit by a car Tuesday morning when he ran his bicycle through a stop sign and into oncoming traffic, police said. His mother said that he suffered a minor skull fracture, but that he was conscious and "doing OK."...
Marble Hill man receives 15-year prison sentence (08/13/03)
A Marble Hill, Mo., man will spend another 15 years behind bars for his role in a methamphetamine-making operation. Arlen B. Brown, 49, already was serving a 10-year sentence for a probation violation. The 15 years will be tacked onto that. Brown was sentenced Tuesday in Ste. Genevieve County by Circuit Judge Sandy Martinez on a change of venue. The judge said Brown was lucky for all the chances he had to break free of drugs...
Subject in custody for armed robbery (08/13/03)
DailyAmerican Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man was arrested Tuesday morning on a warrant charging him with robbing County Mart on Highway 53 at gunpoint last week. This comes after Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour charged William "Elvis" Coleman, 22, of the 600 block of North Eighth Street with the Class A felony of first-degree robbery...
Club news 8/13 (08/13/03)
Lamplighter FCE The Lamplighter FCE Club met July 17 at the home of Dorothy Hahs. President Linda Sebaugh presided over the meeting. A committee was formed to organize a lunch stand for an auction to be held at Daniel Sebaugh's dairy farm in Oak Ridge, Mo., on Aug. 16...
Mountain lion killed in traffic crash (08/13/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the second time in 10 months, a Missouri motorist has struck a mountain lion on a major highway -- growing proof that wild cougars may be making a comeback in Missouri, state officials said Tuesday. The 105-pound adult male mountain lion was hit late Monday on a four-lane stretch of U.S. 54 near Fulton by an unidentified motorist who left the scene but later called the Callaway County sheriff's office saying she thought she had hit a dog that might still be alive...
Police seek replacement after drug dog's death (08/13/03)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Police in this St. Louis suburb are dealing with the death of the department's police dog, who choked on a toy over the weekend. St. Peters officials say they will begin searching for money to buy a new police dog.
Judge refuses bail package for Pakistani man (08/13/03)
NEW YORK -- A judge refused to set bail Tuesday for a Pakistani man accused of aiding al-Qaida, saying the suspect was dangerous if he did try to help terrorists sneak into the country after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck came as prosecutors said they expected to toughen charges against Uzair Paracha, 23, who has been held since his March arrest as a material witness in the government's wide terrorism probe...
People talk 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
Louisiana women sue Snoop Dogg over video NEW ORLEANS -- Two Louisiana women are suing rapper-actor Snoop Dogg, saying they were offered drugs during Mardi Gras 2002 to flash their breasts for pictures that later appeared on the cover of a "Girls Gone Wild" video...
Faulty maps blamed for '02 mine flood (08/13/03)
NEW STANTON, Pa. -- A federal agency on Tuesday blamed inaccurate maps for the inundation of the Quecreek Mine last summer that trapped nine miners for three days before their dramatic rescue. The report by the Mine Safety and Health Administration said not enough was done to determine the proximity of an adjacent, flooded mine. In the absence of reliable maps, drilling might have discovered that water had collected in the abandoned mine, the report said...
Blade wars pit rival companies in messy patent suit over razors (08/13/03)
BOSTON -- The battle of the blades suddenly sharpened Tuesday, with Schick introducing the first four-blade razor and Gillette countering hours later with a patent infringement suit against its rival. Schick-Wilkinson Sword, a division of St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings, officially announced the Quattro on Tuesday, touting the $8.99 shaving system's ergonomic design and synchronized blades. It already had disclosed plans to sell Quattro starting next month...
Wall Street extends upward trend into fifth day (08/13/03)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's buying momentum extended into a fifth day Tuesday as investors took heart from a Federal Reserve decision to keep interest rates at their 45-year lows. Stocks were little changed immediately after the Fed announcement, but later rose sharply amid growing investor optimism that the economy was indeed rebounding. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 92.71, or 1 percent, at 9,310.06, for a five-day gain of 273 points...
McDonald's puts hope in New Orleans cajun eatery (08/13/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- It won't smell or taste like or resemble McDonald's. And that's just what the fast-food company's executives are banking on to bring customers to their Cajun-style restaurant coming here. McDonald's Corp. will open a new venture, Chef Mac's, on the first floor of an office building across from City Hall and the Louisiana Superdome in September. ...
Family and friends stunned by Florida man's double life (08/13/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- While their wives drove Rolls-Royces and moved among Tampa's elite, Douglas S. Cone and Donald Carlson always seemed busy with business. Cone, the 74-year-old millionaire owner of a Tampa highway construction company, was gone most weekdays...
Mars to make closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years (08/13/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The wandering of the planets brings Mars closer to Earth this month than at any time in nearly 60,000 years. It will be a last-chance proposition for all alive today: Mars won't be as close again until Aug. 28, 2287. Just 34.6 million miles of space will separate the two planets on Aug. 27. If that doesn't sound close, Mars was five times as distant just six months ago...
Blue mold poses threat to tobacco crop (08/13/03)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Blue mold, a fungal disease that damages tobacco, has spread through a wet, gray summer and poses a threat to burley fields across Kentucky, a crop expert said Tuesday. The entire state -- the nation's top burley producer -- is under a blue mold warning or watch, and the threat is the worst since 1996, when the disease caused about $200 million in damage, said Bill Nesmith, a University of Kentucky plant pathologist...
Man shot to death, another wounded in credit union robbery (08/13/03)
WEBSTER, N.Y. -- A man posing as an FBI agent tried to rob a credit union at a sprawling Xerox complex Tuesday, fatally shooting one bank customer and wounding another before he fled, authorities said. Both victims were identified as Xerox employees...
Marine dies of heart attack hours after returning from Iraq (08/13/03)
WEARE, N.H. -- After eight months in Kuwait and Iraq, Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Dale Racicot just wanted to see his wife and two daughters. Giddy with excitement, they headed for the airport Friday in Racicot's cherished "Marine Corps green" pickup truck to start what his daughter, Keri Magnarelli, called "a reunion of a lifetime."...
Hundreds charged in $48 million auto accident scam (08/13/03)
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Hundreds of people -- including doctors, lawyers, chiropractors and psychologists -- have been indicted on insurance fraud and other charges involving tens of millions of dollars in claims on staged auto accidents. Nearly 600 indictments have been filed in connection with the fraud ring, and further charges are likely, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday...
State of mind - Florida's popularity with retirees slips (08/13/03)
HAYMARKET, Va. -- Frank Falsetti doesn't want to retire to Florida like his parents did, so the former New York stock broker is trading his Long Island home for a gated community in northern Virginia, 35 minutes from his kids. He's not alone. Census Bureau figures show Florida is slipping as the destination of choice for retirees, while states such as Georgia, Virginia, Arizona and Nevada are growing more popular...
Panel comes out against smallpox vaccinations for public (08/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- A scientific panel recommended against smallpox vaccinations for the public Tuesday because of concerns about side effects -- both for those receiving the shots and others in contact with them. The focus of smallpox preparedness should move away from the number of people vaccinated to concentrate on who needs to be prepared for a possible smallpox attack by terrorists and how communities should respond, the panel said...
'Terminator,' 'Diff'rent Strokes' would trigger equal time rule (08/13/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's foray into California's gubernatorial recall election poses a dilemma for broadcasters who might be tempted to show his films during the race: Doing so would allow rival candidates to demand equal time. For that reason, broadcasters in California will likely not air Schwarzenegger movies such as "Total Recall" and "The Terminator" or a repeat of a "Diff'rent Strokes" episode with Gary Coleman for the next few months...
Democrats outnumber other party candidates in Calif. election (08/13/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More Democrats than Republicans have filed candidacy papers for the Oct. 7 recall election, even though the state Democratic Party had discouraged challenges to Gov. Gray Davis, a tally released Tuesday shows. Ninety-five of the 247 are listed as Democrats, the secretary of state's office said. ...
Three arrested in alleged plot to get missile into U.S. (08/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities said Tuesday they arrested three people and foiled an international plot to smuggle into the United States a shoulder-fired missile that could shoot down a commercial airliner. A British man was arrested in Newark, N.J., after agreeing to sell a sophisticated Russian SA-18 Igla missile to an undercover FBI agent posing as a Muslim extremist, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity...
Fed holds key short-term rate steady (08/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve held a key short-term interest rate at a 45-year low Tuesday amid scattered signs that the economy, after months of stubborn listlessness, is perking up. Fed chairman Alan Greenspan and his Federal Open Market Committee colleagues -- the group that sets interest rate policy in the United States -- kept the federal funds rate at 1 percent. ...
Virus-like worm snarls networks in parts of Asia, Europe, U.S. (08/13/03)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- An Internet-borne infection incapacitated tens of thousands of computers on Tuesday, snarling company networks and frustrating home users as it spread across the globe. Security officials said the virus-like worm, dubbed "LovSan," was part of a coordinated electronic attack that exploited one of the most serious flaws yet discovered in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating systems...
Troops to serve year in Iraq (08/13/03)
All troops in Iraq should expect to serve for at least a year, with brief rest breaks in the region and possibly a few days at home, the commander of U.S. forces said Tuesday. That came as news to some soldiers. "It's a one-year rotation," Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez told The Associated Press in an interview. "Every soldier has been told that they'll be deployed for a year, and then at the end of the year we'll be working to send them home."...
Parisians are finding creative ways to cool off (08/13/03)
PARIS -- The motto of the moment in sizzling Paris could be "modesty be damned." Struggling through a Sahara-like heat wave without the luxury of air conditioning, Parisians are throwing open their windows, giving an intimate glimpse into each other's lives. Some sleep on cool tiled floors, in wet T-shirts, or walk around in underwear or less, in view of neighbors across narrow streets...
Rebel groups agree to withdraw from vital port in Monrovia (08/13/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Rebels laying siege to Liberia's capital signed a pledge Tuesday to withdraw from Monrovia's port, allowing food and aid to flow to hundreds of thousands of people starving in the government-held side of the city, the U.S. ambassador said...
Serbia wants to reclaim Kosovo (08/13/03)
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Claiming U.N. officials failed to establish democracy in Kosovo, the Serbian government said Tuesday it wants to retake control of the province but pledged to give it "substantial autonomy." The government laid out its hopes of regaining authority in the south Serbian province in a document that is Belgrade's first comprehensive statement on its policy on Kosovo since former President Slobodan Milosevic was ousted from power in 2000...
Army major caught throwing body of wife off bridge in S. Korea (08/13/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A U.S. Army major was arrested Tuesday after throwing a plastic bag containing the body of his wife off a bridge, police said. A South Korean highway patrol caught the man, identified as Maj. Richard Keith Hart, before dawn on a high concrete bridge linking the coast west of Seoul and Youngjong Island, where Incheon International Airport is located...
Model plane crosses Atlantic Ocean (08/13/03)
LONDON -- It didn't fly high and it didn't fly swiftly, but The Spirit of Butts Farm made it all the way from Canada to Ireland with a few drops of fuel to spare, a group of model airplane enthusiasts say. They are hoping for a distance record for the flight of 38 hours, 23 minutes over 1,888.3 miles by a model plane that weighed just 11 pounds when it took off from Newfoundland...
China shutters coal mines after explosion ills 37 (08/13/03)
BEIJING -- Chinese authorities shuttered all coal mines in a large northern city and detained two safety officials after a gas explosion killed at least 37 miners and left five missing, the official news agency said. The accident was the latest in an industrial sector that has gained a reputation as China's deadliest despite government promises to improve safety...
Soldiers capture bodyguard, Iraqi general in raid (08/13/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- U.S. soldiers on Tuesday captured one of Saddam Hussein's former bodyguards and an Iraqi general who was a senior Baath Party official, the U.S. military said. The 14 suspects arrested in a sweep outside Saddam's hometown of Tikrit belonged to a single family that had been a key backer of the deposed dictator's regime -- and was believed to be supporting guerrilla resistance to U.S. occupying forces...
Suicide bombings increase Mideast tensions (08/13/03)
JERUSALEM -- A pair of 17-year-old Palestinians killed two Israelis in suicide bombings Tuesday, rattling a shaky Mideast truce and prompting warnings by Israel that it will freeze a U.S.-backed peace plan unless all violence stops. The Islamic militant group Hamas and renegades from Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement dispatched the teens, one to a grocery store in the Tel Aviv suburb of Rosh Haayin and the other to a bus stop outside the Jewish settlement of Ariel, about 10 miles to the east, in the West Bank.. ...
World briefs 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
Two Americans dead after crash in S. Korea SEOUL, South Korea -- A U.S. military transport plane on a maintenance test flight crashed Tuesday south of Seoul, killing the two Americans on board, the U.S. military said. The C-12 Huron, a 10-seat turboprop plane, went down at 2:43 p.m. seven miles southwest of Camp Humphreys, a U.S. base, the military said...
Schrader eager to hit the dirt in area stop (08/13/03)
Spend a week on Ken Schrader's schedule and you wouldn't need a hobby either. If he's not racing on the Winston Cup circuit, he's in his Craftsman Truck series ride. Or Winston West. Or ARCA. Or the Southwest Tour. Or today on a dirt track in Scott County...
Struggles seem long ago for British Open champion (08/13/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- In Ben Curtis' former life, he would have been thrilled just to be playing in the PGA Championship. That was only a month ago, but his life as a struggling rookie now seems so far away. Curtis is not only at Oak Hill Country Club this week, but he's come with expectations -- the kind that winners of major championships often carry...
Cards find groove early in Pittsburgh (08/13/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Albert Pujols frets and fusses before a game if he doesn't feel right. He prefers to stay with a routine, get everything down right and take that approach into his first at-bat. Apparently, it's working. Pujols and Tino Martinez hit three-run homers before Pittsburgh retired a batter, and the Cardinals rode the six-run first inning to a 10-6 victory Tuesday night...
Problems still plague former PGA champ (08/13/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Sweat soaked his royal blue shirt and the back of his pants down to his knees as John Daly waited 20 minutes for the tee to clear Tuesday at Oak Hill. He leaned on his driver, tilted his head against his shoulders and smiled. What was so funny?...
The week ahead in golf (08/13/03)
Area events
  • Beck MGC two-person scramble, Emminence, Mo., Saturday Two-man scramble, Lakeview Country Club, Neelyville, Mo., Saturday Mixed scramble, Kimbeland Country Club, Jackson, Mo., Saturday and Sunday Three-person scramble, Lead Belt Golf Course, Bonne Terre, Mo., Saturday and Sunday...
  • This time, America's team is dealt a tough loss (08/13/03)
    Probably no single victory in the history of United States sports is more fondly remembered or more lovingly referred to than the 1980 "Miracle on Ice." Time and time again it's voted as the high-water mark of 20th century American team achievement, a feel-good story for eternity...
    Sideline chatter 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
    Bet boy becomes bat boy Dan Mason, the general manager of the minor-league Rochester (N.Y.) Red Wings, could probably stand to go for a while without hearing "Wanna bet?" Last season, Mason had to sleep five nights in the team's bullpen after vowing to do so until the Wings ended a losing skid that reached a club-record 12 games...
    Area digest (08/13/03)
    Scott Co. team splits World Series games WILSON, N.C. -- Scott County went 1-1 Monday in the Babe Ruth World Series for ages 12 and under. Scott County, the Midwest Regional champion, defeated Wilson County 4-3. Allison Peters and Heather Menz had two hits each. Menz pitched the win...
    Outdoor living options mix space, functionality (08/13/03)
    It's no wonder homeowners are increasingly adding living space to the edge of their homes. Many of today's room-to-grow options give homeowners a functional living space that will put them in closer proximity to the great outdoors. According to Rick Duggan of America's Best Remodelers, an exterior product installer for The Home Service Store, homeowners should weigh the pluses and minuses of decks, multiseason sun rooms, screened porches, and patios. ...
    Around the home 8/13 (08/13/03)
    In the garden Around the house In the kitchen
    Building codes ensure project quality and safety (08/13/03)
    So you think you've thought of all the tools and materials you need for your home-improvement project. Chances are there's a critically important aspect you've overlooked: local building codes. According to an authority on building codes, do-it-yourselfers are frequently oblivious to code requirements or simply think their project doesn't need an official stamp of approval...
    I, Mallrat (08/13/03)
    Some people, when reflecting upon my highly obnoxious personality, refuse to believe that I could have ever had a childhood. It's hard to contemplate that I could have had a wide-eyed, innocent youth while trying to balance that image out with my current megalomaniacal behavior...
    Stranger in Town (08/13/03)
    by Greg Levrault An hour into the end of July, crossing over the river, I can see the lightning illuminate the skeleton of what will become Cape's new bridge, and I realize that I'm running out of time. In a few hours, I have to consider, on paper, the beginning of school and the end of summer. But I feel like I'm jumping the gun, like I'm shopping for Christmas. I don't know how to get my mind ready...
    Off! the Top of My Head (08/13/03)
    by Chad Armbruster Well kids, after a one-month hiatus I return to you happier and healthier than in previous articles. Good things have been happening lately, and if you write then you know that it's always harder to write when the entire world is right, because logic dictates that drama begets fodder for writing. ...
    Serving up summer's bounty from the garden (08/13/03)
    Seventy-one years seems like a good long life span, doesn't it? But can you imagine being married 71 years? Last weekend we celebrated my aunt and uncle's 71st wedding anniversary. I spent much of the weekend wondering about all of the experiences they have had on their long, happy, 71-year journey. To all who know and love them, they are such wonderful examples of time-honored commitment and faithfulness during all of their days together. And they said it wouldn't last...
    Lunch math and Driving for Justice (08/13/03)
    Most people, faced with their first word problem in fifth grade, probably thought: "What the heck? Who cares when Train A reaches Point C? Just check the freakin' schedule." But teachers assured us that word problems were about reasoning out dilemmas using math, and those reasoning skills would help us in adult life...
    Kill Your T.V. (08/13/03)
    by Jason Parker Kill Your T.V.'s Guide to Cape Girardeau Back by unpopular demand, I give you the Kill Your T.V. Guide to Cape Girardeau 2003-2004 for you incoming college freshmen and transfers. Given that I inherited the packrat mentality of my dear mother, I have actually kept last years K.Y.T.V. ...
    Off! the Wall Magic 8-Ball (08/13/03)
    August questions Submitted by Jason "Master Shake" Parker of Mix 96.5 fame 1) Will Viagra help me stay up all night to ummmm study? - WITHOUT A DOUBT! 2) Will my roommate have personal hygiene issues? - YES, DEFINITELY! 3) Is it possible to show up the first day and for finals and skip the middle?...
    OFF! Gets Real with B Phlat (08/13/03)
    Where did the name B Phlat come from? A guy I used to date used to say I had a flat Stairmaster ass. My first name is Beverly, so he called me B Flat. When I started doing comedy, I took that name and turned it into something positive. The B still stands for Beverly, but I changed the F to Ph to stand for Phillie (her comedic home base), and I changed the A into a Delta symbol for my sorority. You have to be able to turn stuff into positives...
    Alex Goes Off! (08/13/03)
    by Alexandra R. Yaremko "Back to School" Recently, I've felt an itching to have my palm read. I've had my palm read before with somewhat interesting (to me), if not as of yet, accurate results. Twice actually one summer when I was 17, in two different places by two different people, with, yup, you guessed it, two different results. ...
    Game Review (08/13/03)
    by Keayn Dunyan Planetside Online gaming is nothing new. The only thing different these days are which company is putting out a different version of the same tired routine. You start a game, make a new character and run around fighting rats until you high enough in levels to actually do something worthwhile. ...
    St. Louis concert schedule (08/13/03)
    August 2003 08/08/03 - The Wiggles, Fox Theatre 08/08/03 - Mary Alice Wood, Frederick's Music Lounge 08/08/03 - Rex Hobart, Frederick's Music Lounge 08/08/03 - Larry Garner, Jefferson Barracks 08/08/03 - Les Nubians, Mississippi Nights...
    Welcome to the Zone (08/13/03)
    by Leroy Grey Each month, we'll bring you an inside look at the music you hear on The Zone @ 107.1 and the artists that make it. Insider here, getting some jam cram time in before my brain cells have better things to do. To commemorate the back to school vibe permeating in your hands, I've put together 26 neat facts for you to consider called:...
    Mildred Dillow (08/13/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Mildred W. Dillow, 83, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Gary Stubenrauch (08/13/03)
    Gary Stubenrauch, 60, of Scott City died Aug. 12, 2003, near Van Buren, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
    Johnnie Webb (08/13/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Johnnie Michael Webb, 48, of Sikeston died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1955, in Torrance, Calif., son of John and G. Irene Lawson Webb. Webb was in the construction business. Survivors include his father, and a son, Tyler Webb...
    John Carter (08/13/03)
    John H. Carter, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge. He was born Nov. 5, 1927, in Capels, W.Va., son of John Henry and Cordelia L. Howell Carter. Carter served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
    Mary Gieselmann (08/13/03)
    Mary M. Gieselmann, 50, of Millersville died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Annie Barnes (08/13/03)
    OLMSTED, Ill. -- Annie Elizabeth Barnes, 89, of Cole Camp, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Cole Camp. She was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Louisville, Ky., daughter of Charles Andrew and Elizabeth Caroline Bornwasser Simpson. She and James P. Barnes were married in September 1931 in Olmsted. He died Dec. 3, 1992...
    Betty Poe (08/13/03)
    Betty Lou Poe, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
    Powell Twin daughters to Russell and Sally Powell of Columbia, Mo., Boone Hospital, Tuesday, July 22, 2003. Hannah Lane was born at 4:08 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds 2 ounces. Sarah Eve was born at 4:09 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds 4 ounces. First children. Mrs. Powell is the former Sally Taylor, daughter of Dr. Phil and Helen Taylor of Cape Girardeau. She is a dentist. Powell is the son of Gardell and Karen Powell of Fayette, Mo. He is a police officer with the University of Missouri...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Istvan Horvath, 55, of 105 N. Clark, Apt. 106, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
    Cape fire report 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 13 Firefighters responded Monday to the following item: At 9:16 p.m., structure fire at 3018 Mimosa. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 7:09 a.m., medical assist at 2845 Themis. At 7:51 a.m., alarm sounding at 134 West Park Mall...
    Out of the past 8/13/03 (08/13/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 13, 1993 St. Louis - President Bill Clinton yesterday signed into law $5.7 million disaster relief bill to aid Midwestern flood victims, who he hailed as ordinary people who through heroic deeds inspired all of America. Benton, Mo. ...
    Politics, economy, recall (08/13/03)
    The national, state and local political scenes have all of the makings of a movie. Whether it's a comedy, drama, tragedy, farce or heroic epic remains to be seen. Much of the unknown centers on the status of the economy, international trade, terrorists and campaigns and candidates for elective office...
    Gray hue for Holden (08/13/03)
    By Steve Kraske ~ The Kansas City Star Feel free to send a sympathy card to us political correspondents who aren't based in recall-frenzied California for the looniest political story in decades. To be sure, Missouri is no California. And while nothing will match the Gray Davis fiasco, I'm starting to think the Missouri governor's race may be a decent consolation prize...
    Poll - More support for First Amendment (08/13/03)
    From time to time we read and hear stories about booths set up at malls where shoppers are asked to sign a petition in support of the following statement: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."...
    SEMO alum recalls Indian before games (08/13/03)
    To the editor: I have been a part of Southeast Missouri State University for 51 years. There were probably about 1,000 students enrolled during my four years. I loved every minute I was there. Everyone supported all the athletic teams, plays, clubs and all the events that happened on campus. All of the students supported the teams and knew the players and coaches...
    Speak Out A 08/13/03 (08/13/03)
    Ban all fireworks ABOUT THE idea of raising the age limit on firework sales to prevent future accidents: There are age limits on tobacco and alcohol, but we still see underage kids with them all the time. Most of the kids who buy fireworks don't buy them for the purpose of celebrating our country's freedom. They buy them for mischief and to have fun. There are lots of towns in the area with firework displays. We should ban all firework sales to the public...
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