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Stories from Friday, October 3, 2003

County runoff needs control, officials say (10/03/03)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission told a stormwater committee Thursday morning that it was in favor of regulating stormwater runoff within the county. Currently, there are no local regulatory measures being taken regarding stormwater. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has regulations in place, but some local officials say DNR does not have enough resources to enforce the regulations...
Scott Co. sheriff investigating student's alleged online threat (10/03/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- After being alerted by a concerned parent, the Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating allegations that a Kelly Middle School seventh-grader made death threats to himself and others last week while using a computer chatroom...
Briefs 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
First Friday topic is emergency management Cape Girardeau's emergency preparedness will be the topic of this month's First Friday Coffee, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. today at the Show Me Center. For more information, contact the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the monthly event, at 335-3312...
New district naming aims to sell Cape's downtown (10/03/03)
Organizers of Old Town Cape, a 3-year-old group organized to revitalize the downtown area, say creating new and better defined districts will help attract new businesses as well as offer a new promotional tool for businesses that are already there. "The question kept coming up: 'What are the real boundaries?'" said Skip Smallwood, co-chairman of the group's economic development committee. "So we went in and defined them."...
Hazardous waste pickup day offers 'needed' service (10/03/03)
Cape Girardeau residents threw out 22,095 pounds of hazardous household waste last year. That was fine with city officials since the trash -- everything from paint to used motor oil -- was dealt with during a hazardous waste collection day and not buried in the regular garbage...
More schools join lawsuit challenging governor's authority (10/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nine more school districts have joined a lawsuit claiming Gov. Bob Holden unconstitutionally withheld $190 million in approved spending for Missouri public schools, while several state officials and agencies have been dropped as defendants...
St. Louis grocers advertise for replacement workers (10/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- While calling their workers "the best at what they do," the St. Louis area's three largest supermarket chains on Thursday began looking for temporary replacements in case of a walkout early next week. Schnuck Markets Inc., Dierbergs Markets Inc. and Shop 'n Save Warehouse Foods Inc. -- which make up The Greater St. Louis Food Employers Council -- placed a full page ad in the main section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Thursday editions seeking temporary cashiers and clerks...
Concealed gun permits ready (10/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About 120,000 application forms for concealed gun permits have been printed and are being mailed this week to county sheriffs, meaning all the paperwork should be in place when Missouri's concealed gun law takes effect Oct. 11...
Chief justice calls for more diversity in legal system (10/03/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Chief Justice Ronnie White, noting his status as Missouri's first black court leader, urged lawyers and judges to increase the diversity in a legal justice system that historically has been dominated by white men. Speaking Thursday at the annual meeting of The Missouri Bar, White said a diverse legal system -- from attorneys to court clerks to judges -- is essential for people to feel they are treated equally under the law...
Rare footage from St. Louis shows Rat Pack (10/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Fans of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin may soon feel like raising their cocktail glasses to toast the Rat Pack: they'll be able to see rare footage of the legends at work, filmed in St. Louis. A new DVD and CD collection, called "Live & Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection," is scheduled for release by Reprise Oct. 14. The label says it's the only known Rat Pack concert footage from the 1960s...
Missouri revamping promotions for senior medicine plan (10/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials overseeing Missouri's prescription drug program for senior citizens are revamping their promotional efforts after two years of lower-than-expected participation rates. The Missouri SenioRx Program was projected by a professional actuary to attract as many as 55,000 seniors for its July 2002 debut...
Goodyear workers file discrimination (10/03/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two former Goodyear workers who are Hispanic allege in separate lawsuits that they were retaliated against after they complained about a hostile work environment. Michael Mesa, 53, of Kansas City, filed suit late last month in Jackson County Circuit Court. Andy Gutierrez, 29, also of Kansas City, filed suit earlier this year in U.S. District Court in Kansas City...
California seen as next year's likely epicenter for West Nile (10/03/03)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Westward expansion of the West Nile virus has prompted the government to look to California as the possible epicenter of next year's virus season. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the mosquito-borne illness will hit the West Coast hard next year, particularly California, said Dr. Lyle Petersen, acting director of the CDC's division of vector-borne diseases...
FCC proposes second-largest fine ever for radio indecency (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government on Thursday proposed the second-biggest fine ever for indecency: $357,000 against Infinity Broadcasting for a radio segment in which a couple was said to be having sex in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Federal Communications Commission responded to an outpouring of complaints following an August 2002 broadcast of the "Opie and Anthony" show over New York's WNEW-FM and 12 other Infinity radio stations. ...
Hope Diamond glows with the blood of royalty (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Diamonds in America are associated with the heat of romance, but the famed and feared Hope Diamond feels cool, almost chilly as it draws warmth away from the palm of the hand. Museum security guards stood by nervously Thursday as curators -- joking they hoped the gem's storied curse wouldn't rub off -- allowed a reporter and photographer to hold the diamond briefly after it was removed from its case for scientific study...
Bond aide leaves after fracas over controversial Web site (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- An aide to Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond left the senator's staff after it was discovered he had been running a political Web site named for the tail number of a plane that crashed in 2000, killing the Democratic Missouri governor...
Shooting down planes practiced by military (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- At least twice a week, the military practices what two years ago would have been nearly unthinkable: shooting down a civilian airliner hijacked by terrorists. Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, head of U.S. Northern Command, said Thursday that strong safeguards are in place to prevent an accidental or unwarranted shootdown of a commercial airplane. Commanders, pilots and air defense crews are drilled on those procedures at least twice and as many as four times each week, Eberhart said...
U.S. weapons hunter says no evidence yet of WMD in Iraq (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Chief U.S. weapons searcher David Kay reported Thursday he has uncovered no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and only limited evidence of secret programs to develop weapons, drawing fresh congressional complaints about the Bush administration's prewar assertions of a serious threat from Saddam Hussein...
Confidence in Bush slips on domestic, foreign policy (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Doubts are growing about President Bush's ability to deal with international crises and the economy, says a poll released Thursday night. The CBS-New York Times poll found that 45 percent say they have confidence in Bush's ability on international crises and 50 percent said they do not. On the economy, four in 10 said they have confidence in his ability to handle it, while 56 percent did not...
Justice probe not limited to White House, spy agency (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- The federal investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's name expanded Thursday beyond the White House and the spy agency to other parts of the government with access to the officer's classified identity. The Justice Department sent "do not destroy" letters to the Defense and State departments requesting preservation of phone logs, e-mails and other documents that could become evidence in the inquiry, senior law enforcement officials said...
Do gun laws prevent violence? Health officials don't know (10/03/03)
ATLANTA -- A sweeping federal review of the nation's gun control laws -- including mandatory waiting periods and bans on certain weapons -- found no proof such measures reduce firearm violence. The review, released Thursday, was conducted by a task force of scientists appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Partial birth abortion ban clears House (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted decisively Thursday for the first ban of an abortion procedure since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that women have a right to end their pregnancies. Strongly supported by President Bush, the bill could be on his desk for signature in days...
Schwarzenegger admits 'offensive' behavior with women (10/03/03)
SAN DIEGO -- Confronted with fresh allegations that he groped women, Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized Thursday for having "behaved badly sometimes" and pleaded with voters just days before California's recall election for the chance to show that he has changed...
No death penalty in 9-11 case (10/03/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal judge dealt a severe setback to the only U.S. prosecution arising from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, ruling Thursday that the government cannot seek to execute Zacarias Moussaoui or introduce trial evidence linking the al-Qaida loyalist to the suicide hijackings...
Avon hopes to woo new generation of customers (10/03/03)
NEW YORK -- Carleigh Krubiner is helping to usher in a new era for Avon Products Inc. Since August, the University of Pennsylvania sophomore has become part of a new generation of "Avon ladies" peddling a new line called mark., featuring such products as blue liquid eyeliner and hot pink lip gloss in funky packaging aimed at her peers...
People talk 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
Late-night talk host suiting up with Wolves MINNEAPOLIS -- Late-night wisecracker Craig Kilborn, a native Minnesotan, will suit up with the Minnesota Timberwolves next week when the team meets for training camp. The host of CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," who played basketball for Hastings High School and Montana State, is an unabashed Wolves fan...
$2 million ends suit over cigarette fire (10/03/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Philip Morris USA has agreed to pay more than $2 million in the case of a toddler severely burned in a fire blamed on a cigarette left in a car -- the first time the nation's No. 1 tobacco company has ever settled a personal injury suit...
Nose cap inspection may delay return of space shuttle to flight (10/03/03)
NASA wants to find out if the nose cap of the space shuttle Atlantis was inspected properly for corrosion, an action that could further delay the first shuttle launch since the Columbia disaster, an agency official said Thursday. Officials planning the return to space next year have questioned the inspection of the metal framework inside the nose cap, which can corrode. ...
Graham's presidential run gives conflicting signals (10/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democrat Bob Graham told a Senate colleague Thursday that he would abandon his struggling presidential bid, a Democratic source said, but in a day filled with mixed signals, aides said he will continue to campaign. The Florida senator's future in the crowded Democratic field remained in doubt as the campaign made several staff changes and held a series of high-level meetings...
Annan- U.S. draft resolution ignores quick transfer of power (10/03/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- France, Russia and Germany signaled Thursday that a new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq did not meet their demands, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan said it did not follow his recommendation for a quick transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government...
A decade after gunmen shot down two U.S. Army helicopters (10/03/03)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The wreckage of a Black Hawk helicopter lies tangled in a big prickly pear cactus. It's the only remaining evidence of the fierce battle on a dusty side street a decade ago that killed 18 U.S. soldiers and spurred the exit of American peacekeepers...
Austrian cardinal says Pope John Paul II is dying (10/03/03)
VATICAN CITY -- One of Europe's top cardinals said Thursday that Pope John Paul II was nearing "the last days and months of his life," the first ranking prelate to say the 83-year-old pontiff is dying. With John Paul visibly weaker in recent weeks, concern over his health has been growing. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn was the second leading prelate this week to express alarm over the pope's health...
Last of four top Bali bombing suspects gets death sentence (10/03/03)
BALI, Indonesia -- The last of four main suspects in the deadly nightclub bombings on Indonesia's Bali island was convicted Thursday and sentenced to death by firing squad. The verdict is the latest sign that Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation, is serious about confronting Islamic militancy. Death sentences in Indonesia are rare, but are allowed under an anti-terror law adopted after last year's bombings on Bali, which killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists...
Pakistani army raids suspected al-Qaida hideout (10/03/03)
ANGORE ADDA, Pakistan -- Pakistani soldiers swooped down on an al-Qaida mountain hideout in the country's forbidding tribal region Thursday, killing 12 suspected terrorists and capturing 18 others in the military's largest-ever offensive against Osama bin Laden's network...
Two Canadian peacekeepers killed in land mine explosion (10/03/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A land mine hidden in a sandy track in the Afghan capital exploded Thursday, killing two Canadian peacekeepers and wounding three others. The blast came 24 hours after engineers checked the road for explosives and found nothing. However, officials said it was too early to determine whether the explosion was caused by an old land mine or one laid recently in an effort to target international peacekeepers...
North Korea claims it's making nuclear bombs using spent fuel (10/03/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Thursday it was using plutonium extracted from some 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods to make atomic bombs, alarming South Korea and other Asian countries that feared the assertion would jeopardize efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute peacefully...
Israel announces plans for new homes in Jewish settlement (10/03/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel announced Thursday it would build 565 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, violating a U.S.-backed peace plan and angering Palestinians already seething over plans to build a security barrier deep into the West Bank...
Bus destroyed in suicide bombing to be displayed at New York (10/03/03)
JERUSALEM -- A bus destroyed in one of the deadliest Palestinian suicide bombings will be displayed at a New York fair alongside booths promoting Jewish culture and tourism to Israel. Relatives of the bombing's victims are outraged, and Israeli government officials have quietly questioned the wisdom of the plans by ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, an Israeli disaster response group...
U.S. commander- Iraqi guerrillas claiming three to six American (10/03/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Each week in Iraq, an average of three to six Americans are dying and another 40 are wounded by a foe that has become more lethal and sophisticated since the fall of Baghdad in April, the commander of coalition forces said Thursday...
2003 Nobel Prize for literature presented to South African (10/03/03)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- South Africa's J.M. Coetzee, whose stories tell of innocents and outcasts oppressed by the cruel weight of history, won the 2003 Nobel Prize for literature Thursday. The 63-year-old writer, long a favorite for the book world's most prestigious prize, was cited as a "scrupulous doubter, ruthless in his criticism of the cruel rationalism and cosmetic morality of Western civilization."...
Japanese plan tracking system for children (10/03/03)
TOKYO -- Stunned by the kidnapping of a teenage girl, a rural Japanese city plans to use a satellite-linked tracking system to help parents find their children. The northern city of Murakami has asked two security companies to provide the service for the families of 2,700 elementary and junior high school students, said Kenkichi Kimura, an official on the city's Board of Education...
Shoes giving off good vibrations (10/03/03)
A buzz in the soles may keep elderly people on their toes and reduce the risk of debilitating falls, preliminary research suggests. The experiment, outlined this week in The Lancet medical journal in Great Britian, found that elderly people showed signs of better balance when they stood on a pair of battery-operated randomly vibrating insoles...
Interpol extends long arm of the law (10/03/03)
BENIDORM, Spain -- Crime knows no borders, not even Tonga's. The Pacific island kingdom with a population of 120,000 has seen its first murder in a decade. But wee as Tonga is, Interpol says, it's one of 78 countries now hooked up to a new, high-tech, global database to track terrorists and other criminals...
U.N. atomic agency begins talks with Iran officials (10/03/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Two U.N. atomic watchdog officials began talks here Thursday to clear up questions about Iran's nuclear program before an Oct. 31 deadline for Tehran to prove its aims are peaceful. The meetings between officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna, Austria, and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran began about 10 a.m. "under an atmosphere of understanding," said Saber Zaimian, a spokesman for the Iranian group...
Imprisoned American gets married without groom (10/03/03)
LIMA, Peru -- Lori Berenson, an American serving a 20-year sentence for aiding leftist rebels, married a former inmate Thursday in a prison ceremony the groom was barred from attending because he is on parole. Anibal Apari confirmed his marriage to Berenson, 33, after receiving a phone call from his bride. His father stood in for him during the nuptials in the Andean town of Cajamarca, 350 miles north of Lima...
Ailing Azerbaijan leader won't seek re-election (10/03/03)
BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan's ailing leader Geidar Aliev on Thursday announced his withdrawal from the presidential election, passing the ruling party's mantle to his son in what could result in the first family succession in a former Soviet republic...
Liberians demand U.N. protection as looting, rapes follow (10/03/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Terrorized civilians demanded Thursday that Liberia's new U.N. force protect them from systematic looting and rapes occurring in the aftermath of a deadly firefight in the capital between rebels and the government. Officials with the U.N. mission, which took over peacekeeping responsibilities Wednesday from the 3,500-strong West African force, declined immediate comment on the unrest...
Thousands protest against rebels controlling half of Ivory Coas (10/03/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators surged into Ivory Coast's commercial center Thursday for the largest pro-government rally in months, a sign of increasing tensions over a stalled power-sharing agreement with rebels. Authorities closed highways leading into the skyscraper-lined downtown, allowing a crowd of apparently more than 70,000 to flow into a central square for a rally against rebels, who have divided the West African country...
Pro-democracy leader still under house arrest (10/03/03)
YANGON, Myanmar -- A U.N. envoy sent to Myanmar to promote free elections ended his two-day mission Thursday without securing the release of detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Razali Ismail said Myanmar's military rulers did not indicate whether Suu Kyi will be included in their so-called "road map" to democracy, a diplomat who attended a private briefing by Razali said on condition of anonymity...
Today's area football games at a glance (10/03/03)
Fort Zumwalt West (1-3) at Jackson (1-2) Last week: Jackson idle; Fort Zumwalt West 13, Troy 7 Last year: Fort Zumwalt West 33, Jackson 7 Notes: Jackson was idle last week and is coming off a tough loss to Pattonville in week three. ...
Tigers fend off Dexter (10/03/03)
In a football game that had more turnovers than touchdowns, the Central Tigers came away with a 27-14 win over Dexter Thursday at Houck Stadium. Playing in its homecoming game, Central got off to an inauspicious start. On the first play of the game, the defense had a pass interference call. After stopping Dexter, Central's first offensive play was a botched shotgun snap which ended up in a Bearcat touchdown and a 7-0 Dexter lead...
Struggling rivals to jostle for precious win tonight (10/03/03)
All that separates Scott City and Chaffee is a short car ride down Route M. But for two towns so close together, their high school football programs have been miles apart until recently. The Rams have not lost to Chaffee since 1985 and during that span Chaffee has been within a touchdown only four times...
No. 1 ND turns back Jackson (10/03/03)
Notre Dame's volleyball team continued to show why it is ranked first in Southeast Missouri and cruised past visiting Jackson 25-13, 25-21 Thursday night. The Bulldogs improved to 23-3-1. Jackson, tied for fourth in the area poll, fell to 16-3-1. Sommer McCauley had an impressive all-around match for Notre Dame with seven kills, seven assists, four digs, 12 service points and four aces...
Southeast gains commitment from St. Louis guard (10/03/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team is focused on the coming season, but the Indians apparently will soon land a new player for the 2004-2005 campaign. Paul Paradoski, a senior point guard at Vianney High School in St. Louis, recently gave Southeast an oral commitment. The early signing period for college basketball begins in November, and Parodoski said he plans to make it official then...
Cute move St. Francis baby turns into Cubs rooter (10/03/03)
It's all about the Cubs, baby. Cape Girardeau's most-watched toddler -- the nameless, diaper-wearing baby on the billboard on Route K in front of St. Francis Medical Center -- has a new favorite team this week and has the cap to back it up. A Cubs hat went atop the gender-neutral tot on Tuesday, just days after the Cubs clinched the NL Central Division title and eliminated the Cardinals from playoff contention. ...
Mack wraps up season tour in 11th (10/03/03)
Southeast Missourian Joey Mack of Benton placed 11th in the final standings for the Mid America Racing Series, a late model tour based in Batesville, Ark. Mack, a former rookie of the years on the MARS circuit, finished ninth in the tour's final event of the season Saturday at Wheatland, Mo. He followed the tour for 30 events through Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Oklahoma...
Limbaugh resigns ESPN duties under pressure (10/03/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh said Thursday he resigned as an ESPN sports analyst to protect network employees from the uproar over critical comments he made about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Limbaugh stepped down from the sports network's "Sunday NFL Countdown" late Wednesday, three days after saying on the show that McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed...
'Sick' Bryant fails to make the flight for Lakers' camp (10/03/03)
HONOLULU -- Kobe Bryant was not on the private plane that brought Los Angeles Lakers veterans to training camp on Thursday and team officials refused to be more specific than saying the star guard was "under the weather." "That's all we have to say," said general manager Mitch Kupchak, refusing to answer any other questions about Bryant, who faces felony sexual assault charges in Colorado...
Yanks win Game 2 4-1 to pull even with Twins (10/03/03)
NEW YORK -- Now that's more like what New York fans expect from a postseason game at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte pitched another gem under pressure, Jason Giambi turned the boos to cheers and the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Thursday night to even their best-of-five AL playoff series at a game apiece...
Weary Red Sox surrender to A's, face elimination (10/03/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Barry Zito got plenty of rest and no relaxation on the night before he dominated the Boston Red Sox. While his Oakland teammates worked late for a 12-inning victory in the division series opener, Zito was wide awake in bed. He turned the radio on and off, called his parents -- anything to stay occupied until the Athletics were finished...
U.S. women show their physical side (10/03/03)
The Associated Press FOXBORO, Mass. -- Karl Malone has nothing on Abby Wambach. Kevin McHale has nothing on Cindy Parlow. If ever a women's soccer team has presented two power forwards for opponents to deal with, it's the current American squad that has reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Wambach and Parlow both are 5-foot-11, both excel in the air and both have played huge roles in the tournament...
Garcia shoots 65, joins select group under par (10/03/03)
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 65, one of only 12 sub-par scores Thursday at the American Express Championship, and he held a one-stroke lead over Rocco Mediate and Tim Herron. Defending champion Tiger Woods made two long birdie putts and five good par saves and was another stroke back at 67 on the Crabapple course at Capital City Club...
The Prior guy - Chicago's young ace to duel Cubs' former ace (10/03/03)
CHICAGO -- Mark Prior was more worried about Little League hitters back when Greg Maddux won his first Cy Young Award in 1992 with the Chicago Cubs. "I don't remember a whole lot at 12. Obviously I know what he's done with the Braves, and I hear about what he did with the Cubs," Prior said...
Giants hope to reel in Marlins' catalysts (10/03/03)
MIAMI -- The first two games of the playoffs have shown the San Francisco Giants how to beat the Florida Marlins: Keep Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo off base. It's easier said than done. San Francisco succeeded in Game 1, when Pierre and Castillo went a combined 0-for-8 as Jason Schmidt shut out Florida 2-0...
Jetton skeet shoot set for Saturday (10/03/03)
An annual skeet shoot sponsored by State Rep. Rod Jetton of Marble Hill is scheduled for Saturday at the Holliday Farm in Clubb, Mo. There is a $100 entry fee for the event, and prizes include a Remington 1187 shotgun, Beneli Nova 12 gauge and a framed print of a WW II battle scene signed by the artist and Col. Ollie North, as well as lots of door prizes. There will be 10 Remington 870 Express shotguns given to every 10th-place finisher through the 100th-place in the shoot...
Cucumber magnolia has a unique home in Missouri (10/03/03)
The magnolia tree is a popular ornamental tree in Cape Girardeau County, in part because their gorgeous blooms and glossy foliage make them a landscape favorite. If you like these trees, would it surprise you to find Missouri has its own magnolia? It's the cucumber magnolia, a longtime resident that shares many features with its southern U.S. relatives...
FanFare Friday 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Braves second baseman Marcus Giles took ground balls Thursday and said he expects to be back in the lineup for Game 3 tonight. Giles was out of the starting lineup Wednesday for Game 2 of the playoffs against the Cubs because of a bruised thigh. He pinch-hit in the sixth inning and he had RBI single...
  • Sideline Chatter 10/03/03 (10/03/03)
    Can you ever get too much J. Lo? If Boston doesn't end its World Series drought this year, chalk it up to the theory of same song, second curse. "Do you know who narrated 'The Curse of the Bambino'?" wrote Mike Penner of the Los Angeles Times. "Ben Affleck. That's right. 'The Curse of Gigli' does 'The Curse of the Bambino'. Now the Red Sox curse has been doubly cursed...
    Sporty Saturn satisfies drivers (10/03/03)
    The 2004 Saturn Ion Quad has smart, eye-catching lines. Although it looks like a traditional coupe, it actually has four doors and a spacious interior and trunk. The Ion Quad Coupe is actually a four-door hot rod "Watch out for the torque steer," I told my brother as he slid into the driver's seat of my new '89 Ford Probe GT...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Duplex' (10/03/03)
    Two stars (out of four) In "Duplex," Ben Stiller has his usual comedic timing, and Drew Barrymore is pleasant as usual (she was even pleasant during her bad girl phase in the early 1990s), but the movie is a little light on content. ...
    New on CD 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    'My Baby Don't Tolerate' With "My Baby Don't Tolerate," Lyle Lovett creates a lush musical and lyrical world that proves that he hasn't lost the songwriting touch that made him famous. The disc is his first of all original songs in seven years -- and his best release since 1992's "Joshua Judges Ruth."...
    Memorabilia from Scott City's past on display (10/03/03)
    Vyron and Lillian Harmon sat under a freshly painted Victorian tin ceiling in a room that once displayed their kitchen appliances and furniture. Now dinner tables replace the springless cotton and felt couches the Harmons sold after World War II, and there is a women's basketball uniform from 1924, a detective kit featuring disappearing ink, and a moveable block printing press where they used to sell refrigerators...
    Series transports American families into the Third World (10/03/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- The Russell family likes comfort: their three-bedroom, three-bathroom suburban home in Birmingham, Ala.; a packed refrigerator with an automatic ice machine; central air conditioning, and, when mom doesn't feel like cooking, fast food restaurants...
    Journey into the landscapes of the heart (10/03/03)
    Louise Bodenheimer did not begin creating the drawings in her new exhibit "Guardians, Mothers and Birth of a Woman," for public consumption. They began as simple line drawings that expressed thoughts and feelings she was having during a painful passage in her life, a coming to terms with her own womanhood...
    Artifacts 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    KRCU 90.90 FM gets 'The Blues' "The Blues," a 13-part documentary series by Public Radio International, will begin airing at 8 p.m. Saturday on KRCU 90.9 FM. The series will chronicle the music from its West African originals to today. The series is hosted by two-time Grammy winner Keb' Mo'. It includes interview with B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt along with performances by Taj Mahal, the Mississippi All-Stars, Shemekia Copeland and Rory Block...
    Loretta Clippard (10/03/03)
    Loretta Maud Clippard, 103, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born Jan. 3, 1900, at Oak Ridge, daughter of Emory and Martha Elizabeth Davenport Delph. She and Seibert Hartle Clippard were married Sept. 2,1924, at Marble Hill, Mo. He died Nov. 17, 1970...
    Stephanie Camp (10/03/03)
    Stephanie Camp, 44, of Jackson died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in an automobile accident in Red Bud, Ill. She was born July 8, 1959, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of Lynn E. and Helen V. Friess Morrison. Camp was a graduate of Jackson High School. Survivors include a son, David Camp of state of Oklahoma; a daughter, Erica Camp of Jackson; her parents of Fruitland; two brothers, Charlie Morrison of Jackson, Bill Morrison of state of Texas; and a sister, Chris Trierweiler of Jackson...
    Adria Meyr (10/03/03)
    Adria Anne Meyr, 23, of Chaffee, Mo., died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 at Loudoun County Hospital in Leesburg, Va. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
    Ralph Newell (10/03/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Ralph Newell, 58, of Tamms died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his home. Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and Saturday at Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Wickliffe, Ky., from noon to service time...
    Mary McMillion (10/03/03)
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Mary Marjorie Beatrice McMillion, 88, of Bloomfield died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo. She was born April 11, 1915, in Aquilla, Mo., daughter of Edgar and Eady Scism Harper. He and Reble Aaron McMillion were married in 1933. He died Dec. 2, 1980...
    Bernhardt Lang (10/03/03)
    Bernhardt H. "Bern" Lang, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 20, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Hugo and Anna Mae Fischer Lang. He and Marjorie Gohn were married Nov. 19, 1948, in Hernando, Miss. She died March 29, 1991...
    Births 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    Weber Son to Daniel P. and Faye M. Weber of Perryville, Mo., Perry County Memorial Hospital, 7:28 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003. Name, Ethan Nathaniel. Weight, 8 pounds 5 3/4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Weber is the former Faye Braeuner, daughter of Robert and Linda Braeuner of Frohna, Mo. She is employed at Perry County Nursing Home. Weber is the son of Richard P. and Margaret Weber of Perryville. He is employed at Perryville Machine Shop...
    Fire report 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Oct. 3 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 1:39 p.m., medical assist at 217 Marlin. At 3:55 p.m., medical assist at 820 Merriwether. At 6:32 p.m., citizen assist at 1105 Linden, No. 605. At 7:29 p.m., kitchen fire at 801 Good Hope...
    Police report 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Oct. 3 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Lonnie D. Fisher Jr., 25, of 714 Vine, Charleston, Mo., was arrested Wednesday on a Mississippi County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance...
    Scandal-ette politically motivated (10/03/03)
    The Wall Street Journal We've been knocking our heads trying to figure out how a minor and well-known story about an alleged CIA "outing" has suddenly blossomed into a Beltway scandal-ette. The light bulb went off reading Monday's White House press briefing...
    No-call battle is democracy in action (10/03/03)
    The battle over the no-call list -- which has been waged from courts to Congress to the office watercooler -- has demonstrated the strengths and the follies of American democracy. In one of the simplest displays of democratic choice, over 50 million people signed their names to the list that would make telemarketing companies subject to stiff fines for calling their homes. That's nearly one-third of all people who have residential numbers and a loud cry for the right to privacy...
    Speak Out 10/3/03 (10/03/03)
    Amazing men THE DEMOCRATIC candidates running for presidents never fail to amaze me. They are blaming Bush for all these jobs being lost. I would like to ask these people, what administration was it that signed the NAFTA deal? If I'm not mistaken, it was the Clinton administration. ...
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