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Stories from Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Jackson's 95th Homecomers festival opened on Tuesday (08/20/03)
By week's end, a young, pretty lady in a formal dress will answer several questions the right way and be crowned the queen of Homecomers. But perhaps the true, albeit unofficial, royal court sat at the corner of High and Main Street Tuesday night, the first night of the 95th annual festival held uptown on the square...
City worker use cited in Jackson probe (08/20/03)
More details emerged Tuesday about the criminal investigation of Jackson Mayor Paul Sander, with his attorney and investigators confirming it involved more than just two 1998 real estate transactions. The use of city employees and equipment outside the city limits, the purchase of what is now a 60-acre industrial park tract and multiple committee appointments are being reviewed, said Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Scott City School Board agenda (08/20/03)
6:15 p.m. today 3000 Main St. On the agenda: Tax rate hearing Transportation program evaluation Approval of bus routes Set tax rates Approval of certified staff salary schedule Revision of 2003-04 budget Student handbooks Conflict-of-interest ordinance...
Alzheimer's cases may nearly triple by 2050, new study says (08/20/03)
More than 13 million people in the United States could have Alzheimer's disease by the year 2050 -- nearly three times higher than the number believed to have Alzheimer's today, according to a new study. The projected increase is largely due to the aging of the population and increased life expectancy, according to the research being published Tuesday in the journal Archives of Neurology. Alzheimer's is a disease that primarily afflicts those over 75...
U.S. forces can detain Iraqi children deemed 'security threats' (08/20/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sixteen years old, unshaven fluff on his upper lip and wearing only his underwear, Ali Maitham stood at a Baghdad intersection June 20, holding the bottle of water given to him by one of the American soldiers who was releasing him. People gathered around the boy. Someone gave him a torn shirt. Ali grabbed a taxi to his home in the Adhamiya neighborhood of Baghdad and told his sobbing mother how he had been held without charge by American soldiers for five days...
Region digest 08/20/03 (08/20/03)
Work to close Highway 25 for several days Repairs to a railroad crossing will force the closing of Highway 25 at Delta for several days, state highway and railroad officials said. The road will close at 7 a.m. Friday. Traffic will be detoured through Chaffee, Mo., via Highway 77 and Route E, Missouri Department of Transportation officials said...
Cape City Council narrows manager search (08/20/03)
The Cape Girardeau City Council hopes to choose from among three finalists for a new city manager, two fewer than originally planned. The council, meeting behind closed doors Monday night, chose three finalists and an alternate from among 61 applicants...
Coast Guard sees old bridge as dangerous relic (08/20/03)
The Coast Guard won't let the old Mississippi River bridge stand beyond next spring no matter how many people want to see it turned into a scenic, pedestrian crossing, officials say. It is scheduled to be razed at an estimated cost of $3.8 million. No contract has been let and no firm date has been set for the demolition, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Last semifinalists picked in Foto Fest (08/20/03)
A child's portrait, baby birds feeding in a nest, seagulls flying and a puppy nestled in a basket were chosen by judges as semifinalist winners in the final week of Foto Fest, an amateur photography contest sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Club news 8/20 (08/20/03)
American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 met Aug. 13 for the regular monthly meeeting. Hostesses were Marilyn Ritter and Shirley Myracle. The 2003-2004 officers were installed: Iola Amelunke, president; Betty Cato, vice president; Dorothy Klein, historian; Marilyn Ritter, chaplain; Barbara Yallaly, secretary; Myrna Powers, treasurer; and Muriel Day, sergeant at arms.. ...
Former paramedic charged with diluting ambulance painkillers (08/20/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal grand jury has indicted a former paramedic on charges of diluting pain-relieving drugs supplied to an ambulance service, U.S. Attorney Todd Graves said Tuesday. Craig J. Starr, 39, of the Kansas City suburb of Liberty, was charged in a 10-count indictment. He had worked as a paramedic for ambulance services in Pleasant Valley, Liberty and Claycomo...
No-kill shelter turning away new animals (08/20/03)
SAVANNAH, Mo. -- One of the nation's largest no-kill shelters is turning away animals and its owners say they need donations in order to stay open. Lisa and Gary Silverglat have spent about $6 million in the last 18 years operating the M'Shoogy's Emergency Animal Rescue on about 20 acres of property in the northwest Missouri town of Savannah...
State says infant mortality rate up (08/20/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's infant mortality rate increased to its highest rate in a decade in 2002, the state Department of Health and Senior Services said Tuesday. The state's infant mortality rate last year jumped by 15 percent from 7.4 per 1,000 live births in 2001 to 8.5 last year...
Sen. Bond holds hearing on abuse of senior citizens (08/20/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Attorney Todd Graves says he has been able to prosecute elder abuse indirectly, but that prosecutors need to be able to do more. Graves' comments came during a hearing Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., held Tuesday in Kansas City to discuss abuse of the elderly. Bond is a co-sponsor of the Elder Justice Act, which is pending before Congress...
St. Louis investigators search wooded area for missing boy (08/20/03)
KINLOCH, Mo. -- Investigators from the FBI and St. Louis area police departments on Tuesday searched a wooded area in suburban St. Louis looking for a 9-year-old boy missing for more than two months. Investigators said they found nothing of note while searching for the body of Christian Ferguson for several hours near the Second Missionary Baptist Church. ...
St. Louis police official wants trial to clear his name (08/20/03)
ST. LOUIS -- An assistant St. Louis police chief accused of sexual harassment says he wants a police board trial so he can clear his name. Assistant police chief Everett Page, accused this year of sexual harassment by five female officers, was taken off suspension for one day last week, then resuspended by police chief Joe Mokwa. While he was off suspension, Page took sick leave, which could secure him his maximum pension...
St. Louis University begins test of new vaccines for smallpox (08/20/03)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis University researchers began a new smallpox vaccine trial Tuesday fueled, in part, by interest in providing protection against a potential bioterrorism attack. The last case of smallpox in the United States was in 1949, but after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the government stepped up work to keep the vaccine on hand in case the disease is reintroduced in an act of terrorism...
MAP testing results show little progress (08/20/03)
Most Missouri students fared only slightly better or worse than a year ago in meeting state standards in reading, math and science, according to data released today by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Results from the Missouri Assessment Program also showed that overall, tested students met yearly progress guidelines set out by a new federal law. More than 500,000 students took the MAP tests earlier this year...
Cameras banned at Scott Peterson prelim hearing (08/20/03)
FRESNO, Calif. -- A judge has ruled that Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing shouldn't be televised, arguing that the case against the man accused of killing his pregnant wife shouldn't be turned into a "'reality' television show." The ruling was a blow to TV networks that argued for live coverage -- and a victory for prosecutors, who said broadcasting the case against Peterson would only escalate the media frenzy...
FCC delays rules against 'junk' faxes to 2005 (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Businesses and nonprofit groups opposed to an FCC rule requiring written permission before sending unsolicited faxes say they will use a 16-month delay announced Tuesday to urge Congress to block the requirement. The new Federal Communications Commission rule, announced in July, was to have been in place next Monday. In the past month, the FCC received 12 petitions asking the commission to delay the new fax rules...
Pine clones - Ancient seeds provide botanic wonder (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Two spiky green pine seedlings, the offspring of one of the oldest trees on Earth, were presented to the U.S. Botanic Garden Tuesday as part of an effort to study and eventually clone the world's great trees. The 10-month-old seedlings, each about 4 inches high, were delivered to the Botanic Garden by northern Michigan tree farmer David Milarch and his son, Jared. ...
People talk 8/20/03 (08/20/03)
Singer and wife add son to growing family Marc Anthony has another boy in the family. The singer's wife, Dayanara Muniz, gave birth to Ryan Anthony Muniz on Saturday morning at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, his publicist said Monday...
Fake obituary slips into weekly newspaper (08/20/03)
MILFORD, N.H. -- Police are trying to determine who told a weekly newspaper that the wife of a teacher had died, resulting in a published obituary for the woman who was still alive. "It never occurred to us that someone would be sick enough to do this," said Michael Cleveland, editor of The Cabinet Press...
Texas appeals court stops execution (08/20/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A state appeals court on Tuesday halted the execution of a triple murderer after attorneys argued jurors should have been allowed to consider his troubled childhood during his sentencing. "That was the only issue I raised," said defense lawyer Randy Schaffer...
Wisconsin Catholic priests sign letter urging optional celebacy (08/20/03)
MILWAUKEE -- More than 160 priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee have signed a letter arguing that married men should be allowed to enter the priesthood. The letter marks the first time since the mid-1970s that a group of priests has spoken out in favor of loosening the rules on celibacy, said Dean Hoge, a sociologist at Catholic University of America...
Two dead, two wounded after shooting in parts plant (08/20/03)
ANDOVER, Ohio -- An employee opened fire at an auto parts plant Tuesday, killing at least one person and critically injuring two others before he was killed, authorities said. The shootings happened about 8:20 a.m. at Andover Industries in the northeast Ohio village, Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson said...
Prosecutor - Lawmaker's car ran stop sign (08/20/03)
TRENT, S.D. -- A prosecutor said Tuesday that Rep. Bill Janklow likely ran a stop sign before a deadly crash with a motorcycle at a rural intersection, setting up the possibility that criminal charges could be brought against the South Dakota political icon...
Operator of gas pipeline gets approval for testing (08/20/03)
PHOENIX -- The operator of a gasoline pipeline that was shut down for safety reasons was given permission Tuesday to begin testing the line, said a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The pipeline between Phoenix and Tucson ruptured July 30, spilling about 12,000 gallons of fuel. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners of Houston shut it down Aug. 8 because of concerns that there could be more problems...
Activist criticizes expert panel's dietary guidelines (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- An activist group wants the government to replace some of the 13 experts chosen to update the nation's nutrition guidelines, arguing that they are closely tied to the food industry and farm groups. Michael Jacobson, executive director of the group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, said some experts on the panel -- namely nutritionists Penny M. Kris-Etherton and Connie M. Weaver -- have received money from food processors and farm groups for their research...
Sizzling art show in upstate New York features bacon (08/20/03)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The first thing that hit visitors was the smell -- that sizzling, hickory, greasy smell that seeps into your clothes and hangs in your hair. The pungent aroma announced to passers-by that the second annual Bacon Show was on. And if the smell didn't bring people in, maybe the man dressed in a bright pink pig costume would...
Analysis says some students may not be ready for college math (08/20/03)
The high school class of 2003 earned an average composite score of 20.8 on the ACT college entrance exam, matching last year's total, but the test-maker warned that more than half of this year's students may not be ready for college-level coursework in either math or science...
Husband and wife are first to backpack all 5,000 (08/20/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Relying on the kindness of strangers and enduring severe weather, a husband-and-wife hiking team reached the Pacific Ocean after a 5,058 mile cross-country trek, becoming the first to walk the full American Discovery Trail. Joyce and Pete Cottrell, of Whitefield, N.H., left their jobs at Wal-Mart and started the trek across 13 states on March 5, 2002. ...
Police narrow leads in deadly West Virginia sniper shootings (08/20/03)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Investigators have narrowed hundreds of tips to 10 solid leads in their probe of sniper shootings that killed three people outside Charleston-area convenience stores, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators also are pursuing a possible drug link in at least two of the shootings, Kanawha County Sheriff's Department chief deputy Phil Morris said...
California's governor attacks recall as GOP power grab (08/20/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Gray Davis, taking a combative stance Tuesday in the first major address since the recall qualified for the statewide ballot, denounced the Oct. 7 vote facing him as a Republican power grab. The Democratic governor acknowledged he was slow to act on California's energy crisis and that no one was happy with the budget he just signed...
Budget deficit hits $54.2 billion in July (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- The federal budget deficit climbed to $54.2 billion in July, a sharp deterioration from the same month a year ago, as a new round of tax cuts trimmed government revenue, the Treasury Department reported Tuesday. Treasury's monthly budget report showed that the deficit for this July was 86 percent higher than the $29.2 billion imbalance set in July 2002...
Extra money, boredom make children more likely to use drugs (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- A survey of American children and parents released Tuesday found a mix of three ingredients in abundance for many kids can lead to substance abuse: boredom, stress and extra money. The annual study by Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse also found students attending smaller schools or religious schools are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol...
Man opens fire at Louisiana bus stop (08/20/03)
MERAUX, La. -- A man holding his 2-year-old son was shot to death and the child was seriously wounded near a crowded school bus stop Tuesday when a man grabbed a shotgun out of his car and started firing, investigators said. Louis Schenck III was arrested shortly after the shootings were reported at about 7:15 a.m., said Lt. Mike Sanders, spokesman for the sheriff in St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans...
Bombing may strain U.N. future in Iraq (08/20/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations went into post-war Iraq with more trepidation than usual -- there was little security, the United States waged a war without U.N. backing and relations with Washington were at an all-time low. The strains led the U.N. Security Council to authorize a loosely defined mission which was forced to work with the U.S.-led occupation. The cooperation and a dependence on U.S. security may have compromised U.N. neutrality, many suggested...
Blackout cost could hit $6 billion (08/20/03)
NEW YORK -- The blackout that stranded millions of travelers, halted assembly lines and spoiled tons of food cost an estimated $4 billion to $6 billion, no more than a temporary ripple in the economy, experts say. "It is a minor nuisance, as opposed to a major disaster," said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poors. He added that the closures were too short to have a significant effect on overall manufacturing and the retailing industry...
FDA approves second drug to treat erectile dysfunction (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government approved sale of a second pill to treat erectile dysfunction Tuesday, setting the stage for a fierce battle with Viagra in the billion-dollar-plus impotence market. The new drug, Levitra, is in the same family as Viagra. Both work by targeting an enzyme important for maintaining an erection. The Food and Drug Administration approved Levitra Tuesday...
Ashcroft - Patriot Act main reason for success against terror (08/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft began a nationwide campaign Tuesday to defend the USA Patriot Act, saying the anti-terrorism law is the chief reason America has not suffered another catastrophic terrorist attack since Sept. 11. Quoting Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, Ashcroft compared the law passed six weeks after the 2001 attacks to turning points in history such as the Civil War's battle of Gettysburg and U.S. ...
Computer virus hinders Air Canada operations (08/20/03)
TORONTO -- A computer virus designed to inoculate against another infection brought down some computer networks Tuesday, forcing Air Canada to check in passengers manually at airports across the country. Long lines formed at counters at Vancouver International Airport as the virus slowed Air Canada's computer system, spokeswoman Laura Cooke said...
Four Moroccan men receive death for attacks (08/20/03)
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- A Moroccan court sentenced four men to death and jailed 83 others Tuesday for their involvement in a wave of terror attacks in Casablanca that killed 33 bystanders and a dozen suicide bombers in May. The trial involved dozens of defendants accused of belonging to a clandestine Moroccan group, the Salafia Jihadia. Moroccan authorities have linked the group to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network...
Peacekeepers patrol new front lines (08/20/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- West African peacekeepers backed by U.S. Marines worked Tuesday to help Liberia's new peace deal take hold, although fresh clashes between government and rebel fighters were reported in the countryside. West African forces and a few Marines patrolled new front lines outside Monrovia, surveying dope-smoking rebel fighters clad in rain-matted women's wigs at the insurgents' checkpoint on the Po River, about six miles outside the capital...
Distraught quake survivor tries to hijack Air Algerie jet (08/20/03)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- A man who told passengers his life was wrecked by an earthquake attempted to hijack an Air Algerie jet Tuesday, threatening the crew with what he claimed was a grenade before surrendering to security services. The 55-year-old man from Boumerdes, a town devastated by the May 21 quake, "said he had lost everything in the quake and no longer wanted to live in Algeria," said fellow passenger Djamel Mohamedi...
Twenty dead after suicide attack in Jerusalem (08/20/03)
JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus packed with ultra-Orthodox Jews on Tuesday, killing 20 people, including at least three children, and wounding about 100 in one of the deadliest bombings in the past three years of fighting. The militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad both claimed responsibility. Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas condemned the bombing as a "terrible act."...
Drug watch by air OK in Colombia (08/20/03)
The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- President Bush has approved a resumption of U.S.-supported drug surveillance flights over Colombia after a two-year suspension, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday. Rumsfeld, speaking in an interview en route from Washington to the Colombian capital, said he had discussed the matter with Bush and concluded that it would bolster Colombia's counternarcotics effort...
Suicide bomb strikes U.N. in Baghdad (08/20/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A cement truck packed with explosives devastated the United Nations headquarters in Iraq on Tuesday, killing the top U.N. envoy and 19 other people in an unprecedented attack against the world body. At least 100 people were wounded...
14 freed European hostages end ordeal in Sahara Desert (08/20/03)
BAMAKO, Mali -- Fourteen European tourists made their way out of the Sahara Desert by road on Tuesday, ending a six-month kidnapping ordeal at the hands of Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaida. Emerging from the desert thin, dirty and many in ragged desert robes and turbans, the freed hostages boarded a German military plane in the West African nation of Mali just before midnight Tuesday, bound for Cologne, Germany, and home...
Conditions for mentally ill in Bulgaria draw calls for change (08/20/03)
PODGUMER, Bulgaria -- The petite orderly pushed back the 13 dirty, ill-clad men so visitors could step inside their "cage" -- a pen the size of half a basketball court for inmates deemed unruly. "They escape from time to time," explained Stefka Chipakova, the 23-year-old who monitors them. "So they are in a cage."...
Fears of Jewish underground targeting Palestinians increase (08/20/03)
HEBRON, West Bank -- The arrest of five suspected Jewish militants in the West Bank city of Hebron and nearby settlements in the past month is raising concerns about a new Jewish "underground," reminiscent of settler vigilantes who attacked Palestinians in the mid-1980s...
Chinese grads flood job market that has little to offer (08/20/03)
HANGZHOU, China -- Lai Chuanlong frowned anxiously as he waited his turn among the hordes of recent college graduates, all jostling for a chance to sit on a folding chair opposite a recruiter from a local company. Tall and slim, he held his shoulders erect as a protective barrier against those with designs on cutting in front. ...
10 suspected traffickers go to trials (08/20/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Ten members of a smuggling ring blamed in the deaths of 19 migrants who were abandoned at a truck stop in Texas have been ordered to stand trial in Mexico on organized crime and immigrant trafficking charges, the Justice Department Tuesday...
French look for guilty source following death toll from heat (08/20/03)
PARIS -- Shamed by thousands of deaths, France is trying to answer why so many elderly people succumbed to a heat wave, some alone in sweltering city apartments, others in overwhelmed hospitals. Critics have blamed families for deserting aging relatives while they went on holiday. But a retirement home director who lost five of her residents and other health-care workers blamed the government for repeatedly cutting health-care budgets for the swelling ranks of the elderly...
FBI gathers evidence in investigation of Clemons (08/20/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Boone County authorities have given the FBI more than two dozen hours of recorded jailhouse phone conversations of former Missouri basketball player Ricky Clemons, Sheriff Ted Boehm said Tuesday. The FBI declined to comment about why it gathered the phone recordings and incoming mail for Clemons, who is serving a 60-day sentence after pleading guilty to false imprisonment of his former girlfriend...
Making the grade (08/20/03)
Corey Kinsey had no problem on the field for Southeast Missouri State University last year when he became the fourth player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in one season. But his classroom work was not nearly as productive. "I just didn't work as hard as I could have," he said...
Bieg gets thumbs up to return (08/20/03)
Southeast Missouri State University offensive lineman Dan Bieg received exactly the news he was hoping for Wednesday. Bieg, the Indians' second-team all-Ohio Valley Conference right guard, was cleared to return to full-contact work and he figures to see action during next Thursday's season opener at Ohio University...
Clemons fiasco doesn't shake AD's faith in Snyder (08/20/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said Wednesday he has "an unbelievable amount of confidence" in basketball coach Quin Snyder, amid an NCAA investigation and revelations of apparent FBI interest in jailed former Tigers player Ricky Clemons...
Mellow Manning takes casual approach to start of Heisman chase (08/20/03)
OXFORD, Miss. -- Frat boys, novelists and retirees peacefully coexist in the boutiques and restaurants that surround the Lafayette County courthouse. It's a cozy place at the center of a unique college town -- a place where the school's most popular football player and his equally famous father can grab a postgame po' boy without being hounded by overzealous admirers...
Cardinals storm back in 8th against Pirates (08/20/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Rolen hit a go-ahead, three-run double and a two-run single in a 10-run eighth inning, driving in six runs to lead the Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-5 Tuesday night. Craig Wilson hit a three-run homer, and Jeff Reboulet and Jack Wilson had solo shots for the Pirates, who lost three of four to the Cardinals in Pittsburgh last week...
Suspension begins for Pujols (08/20/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals dropped his appeal of a two-game suspension Tuesday and began serving the penalty in the opening game of a nine-game homestand. The Cardinals wanted Pujols' suspension for punching Padres catcher Gary Bennett on July 13 reduced to one game, partly because no one else involved was suspended. ...
The week ahead in golf (08/20/03)
AREA EVENTS
  • Mixed scramble, St. Francois Country Club, Farmington, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Three-man scramble, Madison County Country Club, Fredericktown,Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ross Best Ball Tournament, Hidden Trail Country Club, Dexter, Saturday and Sunday...
  • Opening drive was a sign of what's ahead, Warner says (08/20/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Kurt Warner is looking again like a two-time MVP instead of the scattershot quarterback who was 0-6 last year as the Rams' starter. Warner's stint in Monday night's 26-16 exhibition victory over the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers was short but sweet for a team intent on getting back to the top. He was 7-for-7 for 55 yards in the Rams' opening series against the NFL's best defense, setting up a field goal...
    Picture perfect (08/20/03)
    AKRON, Ohio -- The young lady in the gallery at Oak Hill might not realize this until she gets her film back, but she has quite a memento from the PGA Championship. Three groups were stacked up on the first tee during a practice round Tuesday when she ducked under the ropes, talked her way past a marshal and asked John Daly to sign her flag...
    Baylor is another sad tale that has its root in the pressure to (08/20/03)
    Nobody at Baylor told Dave Bliss that framing a dead kid would save his job. Nobody had to. At least not in so many words. Smearing Patrick Dennehy was Bliss' idea. So was bringing in one questionable character after another and ignoring the rules about eligibility and team chemistry at every turn. Be clear about that much...
    MU made itself quite a mess with Clemons (08/20/03)
    Should we believe Jessica Bunge, the disgruntled ex-Missouri student who is trying to sink Quin Snyder's basketball program by ratting out Ricky Clemons? I do. Her story explains Missouri's kid-glove handling of Clemons ever since the former Mizzou guard was charged with choking Bunge. I tried giving Missouri the benefit of the doubt. I tried telling myself that Snyder didn't want to give up on a troubled kid he had recruited...
    Area digest (08/20/03)
    Southeast pitching coach takes position at Stetson Southeast Missouri State University assistant baseball coach Jeremy Tyson has left the program to become an assistant coach at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. Tyson, a Southeast assistant for four seasons, was the Indians' pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. He will have both duties at Stetson...
    Chili shrimp with a sweet fruity relish (08/20/03)
    Pineapples, mangos and apples can juice up a spicy dish, serving as a sweet counterpoint to chilies. This recipe pairs fruit relish with shrimp seasoned with chili powder, cumin and paprika to create a lively, summery dish. Not only is this a low-fat choice, it's also a no-frills dish that requires only 20 minutes of preparation time and 5 minutes of cooking time...
    Cool inspiration - Chilled soups soothe the summer soul (08/20/03)
    NEW YORK -- There's something about soup. It captured the imagination of several Beat poets, who often used soup imagery. Jack Kerouac evokes nectar soup in his meditation on "Buddahood" in "Mexico City Blues," and Allen Ginsberg describes the "angelheaded hipsters" who ".... lounged hungry and lonesome through Houston seeking jazz or sex or soup" in "Howl."...
    Cookbook shares recipes from church (08/20/03)
    Everyone loves a new cookbook, and probably no one loves them more than I do. So I would like to introduce you to a new local community cookbook you can add to your collection. Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau is under way with a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the church. ...
    Adventures in grocery shopping (08/20/03)
    Now that the Hall family is committed to eating healthy meals at home more often, we're making more trips to the grocery store. When I was just running in for some party snacks, a six-pack and a frozen pizza, grocery shopping was fun. Now there are coupons and long, itemized lists. There are strolls up and down every aisle. There are pulled muscles from trying to get $100 worth of groceries into the house without making two trips from the car...
    Culinary consciousness (08/20/03)
    Healthier eating means making some revisions in how you use the food pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Egypt, the only wonder of the ancient world still standing, has survived for thousands of years. The great pyramid of the USDA, on the other hand, is barely a decade old and it's already starting to crumble. The USDA's pyramid, of course, is the celebrated food pyramid, which graphically advises greater consumption of the foods at its base than of the foods at its top...
    Joseph DeLine (08/20/03)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Joseph Loren "Spec" DeLine, 96, of Charleston died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1907, in Charleston, son of Charles L. and Lilly Millard DeLine. He and Helen Margaret Cook were married Nov. 28, 1941. She died Dec. 25, 1994...
    Grover Sachse (08/20/03)
    Grover Gene Sachse, 71, of Oak Ridge died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Oak Ridge, son of Roy McKinley and Mayme Estelle Penny Sachse. He and Edith Scholz were married Aug. 7, 1955. Sachse raised livestock in the Oak Ridge area and was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church at Daisy, Mo...
    Births 8/20/03 (08/20/03)
    Baker Son to Brandon M. and Laura M. Baker of Marble Hill, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 10:28 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003. Name, Landon Malachi. Weight, 6 pounds 10 ounces. First child. Mrs. Baker is the former Laura Sander, daughter of Terry Sander and Sharon Sander of Marble Hill. Baker is the son of Howard Baker and Leona Baker of Marble Hill. He is employed at ARI...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 08/20/03 (08/20/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 20 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Lauren J. Otis, 22, of 117 Daisy, Jackson, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing clothing. Summons Patricia A. Emmons, 39, of 530 S. Pacific, Apt. A, Cape Girardeau, received a summons Monday for unlawful possession of a weapon...
    Oran man injured in weekend crash (08/20/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- An Oran, Mo., man sustained moderate injuries Sunday night when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a natural gas meter. Hank Wagner, 47, was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after the 10:45 p.m. accident. He refused treatment...
    Cape fire report 08/20/03 (08/20/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 20 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 6:02 p.m., fire alarm at 1000 Towers Complex. At 8:33 p.m., illegal burn at 501 Louis. At 8:37 p.m., citizen assist at 1240 Linden. At 10:53 p.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries at Interstate 55...
    Out of the past 8/20/03 (08/20/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 20, 1993 It's a mess now, but it won't be long before Lexington avenue arterial is extended in north Cape Girardeau; Nip Kelley Equipment Co. Inc., contractor for short segment of street between Perryville road and Concord Place, today should complete storm sewer work and begin grading tract; section will be completed this fall...
    Correction 08/20/03 (08/20/03)
    A story in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian should have said Doris Jean Arnold is a real estate broker with Century 21 Ashland Realty. The error was due to incorrect information provided to the Missourian.
    Protesters are good comedy (08/20/03)
    By Chris Morrill I bought last Sunday's Southeast Missourian intending to read the news. Instead, I ended up reading a slapstick comedy. The source of the knee-slapping? The articles about the local peace protesters. Protesting a war that has been technically over since April leaves a bit to be desired...
    Liberal arts and the blinding nature of ideology (08/20/03)
    By Robert Polack Most people hold beliefs about how society should be organized and other factors like human nature. Liberals are inclined toward collectively addressing the needs of those who are socially and economically disadvantaged, while conservatives emphasize the need for self-reliance, personal responsibility and other similar values...
    Troops in Iraq are in for the long haul (08/20/03)
    In this era of modern warfare, Americans have become accustomed to a quick incursion in some instances and bogged-down, no-end-in-sight fighting in other cases. By and large, the world looks to the United States for leadership not because of this country's politics, but because of its military might and its history of using force in ways that are intended to produce long-lasting, positive results...
    Column pattern better suits some readers (08/20/03)
    To the editor: I am very glad to see Joe Sullivan back in the Friday paper. I look forward to both Joe and Sam Blackwell on Thursdays and Fridays. Sunday was just awkward. I also applaud the addition of "Car Talk" and Steve Robertson's car reviews on Fridays. ...
    Dozens of taxes didn't exist a century ago (08/20/03)
    To the editor: I received this in my e-mail a few days ago and thought it might be worth printing. Subject: Taxes ... food for thought. Accounts receivable, building permit, capital gains, CDL license, cigarette, corporate income, court fines, dog license, federal income, federal unemployment, fishing license, food license, fuel permit, gasoline, hunting license, inheritance, interest, inventory, IRS interest charges, IRS penalties, liquor, local income, luxury, marriage license, Medicare, personal property, real estate, septic permit, service charge, Social Security, road usage, sales, recreational vehicle, toll booth, school, state income, state unemployment, telephone federal excise, telephone federal universal service fee, telephone federal-state-local surcharge, telephone minimum usage surcharge, telephone recurring and non-recurring charges, telephone state and local, telephone usage charge, toll bridge, toll tunnel, traffic fines, trailer registration, utility, vehicle license registration, vehicle sales, watercraft registration, well permit, worker's compensation.. ...
    Legislators urged to support boost in cancer funding (08/20/03)
    To the editor: The nation's investment in medical research has yielded remarkable returns. As a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, I can attest to the progress being made in the fight against cancer. More Americans are surviving cancer than every before, but we still have work to do. This year, 29,500 people will be newly diagnosed, and 12,300 will die in Missouri from cancer...
    Speak out 8/15 (08/20/03)
    Too hot for school IT'S REALLY a crime those kids have to go to school so early. It's hot. The day after Labor Day is soon enough. I think September's hot enough. The essence of teaching CALLIE CLARK has effectively captured the essence of Jason Bandermann's first day of school. ...
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