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Stories from Monday, October 13, 2003

Jackson teen to compete in pageant (10/13/03)
Victoria Adams of Jackson, daughter of Dr. Mark and Cynthia Adams, has been selected to participate in the 2003 Miss Missouri/Teen USA Pageant in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The pageant will be held from Thursday through Saturday. As Miss Jackson Teen USA, Adams will compete in swimsuit, evening gown and personal interview competitions...
Community cuisine 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Immaculate Conception serving chili on Friday A chili supper will be held in the Immaculate Conception Parish Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Torch Club holding chili supper Thursday Torch Club members will hold a fund-raising chili supper from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Boys and Girls Club, 232 Broadway, Cape Girardeau. Proceeds will finance the club's community, education, health, fitness and social recreation activities...
United Way at one-third of '03 goal (10/13/03)
The Area Wide United Way is at 30 percent of its goal of $935,000 for its 2003 fund-raising campaign. Communities in Southeast Missouri have been raising funds since the Aug. 28 kickoff event with dozens of businesses and hundreds of individuals involved...
Community briefs 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Eagles, hawks among birds at rec center Eagle Day will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Gym of the Student Recreation Center at Southeast Missouri State University. The World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis will include live entertainment and a fly-over of the audience by birds. An eagle, three owls, two hawks, a vulture and a kestrel will be part of the show, which is open to the public...
Gordonville trustees OK tax rate (10/13/03)
The village of Gordonville board of trustees recently met and proposed to set the village tax rate at 0.4780 cents per $100 valuation, the same as 2002. The assessed tax will be due on Dec. 1 and will be delinquent on Jan. 1. No comments were received from the public on the tax rate...
World briefs 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Fire at Belarus mental hospital kills 30 patients MINSK, Belarus -- A fire believed to have been set by a psychiatric patient engulfed a Belarusian mental hospital Sunday, killing 30 patients and reducing much of the century-old wooden building to ash...
Military digest 10/12/03 (10/13/03)
Jackson grad reports to air defense school Joseph Golightly, son of Gary and Judith Golightly of Fruitland, recently completed boot camp and combat training in the U.S. Marine Corps. Golightly has reported to the Marine detachment at Fort Bliss, Texas, to attend the low-altitude air defense school. He will be trained as a Stinger missile gunner and Avenger system operator at Fort Bliss...
Heritage group faces lack of interest, members (10/13/03)
With a reduced amount of participation and number of members in recent years, the Jackson Heritage Association is trying to figure out how to recruit new helpers. The association is the official caretaker of the Oliver House, a historical structure that was home to Robert and Marie Oliver. ...
Interns gain experience, ease circuit court workload (10/13/03)
They're young, eager and learning their way around a courthouse. A new internship program at the 32nd Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County is offering three of Southeast Missouri State University's criminal justice department students an early education in the law...
Antique show for counseling center brings out old and unusual (10/13/03)
Decades-old newspapers, firearms, dishes, books and jewelry were just some of the items available at the Community Counseling Center Foundation's semiannual antique and collectible show at the A.C. Brase Arena building Sunday. "Antiques are a very popular thing around here," said Larry Essner, executive director of the Counseling Center Foundation. ...
An old-fashioned approach (10/13/03)
Some of Walter White's favorite memories of growing up in Hayti, Mo., are of going to an old country store where he would buy handfuls of penny candy, sip on soda pop and eat as many baloney and cheese sandwiches as he could afford. "You could buy anything at the old country store," said White, now 46 and a resident of Cape Girardeau. "People would buy groceries there, everything. It was the old-fashioned way of doing business. They even gave people credit. You sure don't see that now."...
Crowds have two versions of holiday ballet to pick from (10/13/03)
"The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovksy's "The Nutcracker" will be heard often this holiday season. The question is whether this town is big enough for two "Nutcracker" ballets. The first performance will be the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" at the Show Me Center Nov. ...
Contamination at old nuclear plant results in legal melee (10/13/03)
HEMATITE, Mo. -- Over decades, a string of companies made nuclear fuel rods at a plant in Jefferson County. Since the plant closed two years ago, the current and past owners of the plant have been pointing fingers at each other, claiming the others are responsible for cleaning up the contamination left behind...
Proposed development for Branson lakefront raises concerns (10/13/03)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Owners of two theaters and a hotel say a projected lakefront development might not have the drawing power its backers intended. They are concerned that the $300 million Branson Landing development might draw customers away from existing businesses. Two theater owners and a hotelier are urging city officials to be cautious that the planned downtown Branson Landing development doesn't draw customers away from existing businesses...
Quarry dispute delays completion date for school in southwest (10/13/03)
WILLARD, Mo. -- A dispute over the site of a proposed $20 million high school has pushed the southwest Missouri school's target completion date back to late 2005 or early 2006, as tensions mount between some residents and owners of a local rock quarry...
Nation briefs 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Ex-Illinois governor joins Penn. death penalty foes HARRISBURG, Pa. -- About 1,000 people converged on the state Capitol to urge a suspension of the death penalty, joined by the former Illinois governor who imposed a moratorium there. Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan suspended executions in 2000 after 13 death-row prisoners were found to have been wrongfully convicted...
Polaroid betting big on digital kiosks (10/13/03)
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Polaroid's place in history has already been secured by its trademark cameras with their signature instant prints. But bad investments and the digital imaging revolution buried that business, sending the company spiraling into bankruptcy two years ago as it failed to evolve gracefully in a new instant photo world...
Columbia's medical center in dispute over care of lab animals (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- A whistleblowing veterinarian has entangled Columbia University's prestigious medical center in a protracted dispute after alleging that baboons and other lab animals suffered from cruel or negligent treatment. A year after veterinarian Catherine Dell'Orto complained to senior medical center officials, the case remains very much alive. It is the subject of investigations by two federal agencies, and animal-rights activists are seeking punitive action against the medical center...
Philadelphia mayor rallies support amid news of probe (10/13/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Mayor John Street drew the support of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Democrats on Sunday who worked to rejuvenate a re-election campaign hampered by reports of an FBI investigation. Pelosi, who along with Gov. Ed Rendell and other lawmakers marched with Street in the city's Columbus Day parade, questioned the timing of the FBI investigation. Listening devices were found in Street's office on Tuesday, just a month before the Nov. 4 election...
Electrical stimulation of stomach suppresses appetite (10/13/03)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A kind of pacemaker for the tummy, an implanted electrical device that fools the body into feeling full, appears to be an effective alternative to radical digestive surgery for helping obese people shed large amounts of weight...
Investors return to dangerous margin buys (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- Such short memories these investors have. They got burned before by borrowing cash to buy stocks. And now they are right back doing that again. Buying on margin, as it's called, is going on at a pace not seen in some parts of the market since the height of the last bull market. And individual investors seem to be behind much of these gains...
Analysts say one-year-old bull market has room to grow (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street celebrated the first year of its bull market this past week with gains that lifted stocks to 52-week highs. Now investors may have more to cheer about. While urging caution, analysts say the market should continue its run based on improving corporate profits...
Geologists say Salt Lake area due for earthquake (10/13/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- It could happen tomorrow, or it could happen a century from now. But scientists are accumulating more evidence that the Salt Lake City area will be hit by a powerful earthquake again, just as it has every 1,200 years or so for millennia...
Underage drinkers beware (10/13/03)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Chris Ludy has heard it all. He's the "ID Nazi," the "ID police" -- names yelled at him by Indiana University students who've tried, unsuccessfully, to use fake IDs at the liquor store he manages a few blocks off campus. He and his staff at Big Red Liquors use black lights to help them examine holograms on any number of state licenses that come through their doors. ...
Egyptian twins joined at head successfully separated in Dallas (10/13/03)
DALLAS -- Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the top of their heads were separated Sunday in a 34-hour operation that took more than a year of planning. Doctors at Children's Medical Center Dallas worked through the morning separating the intricate connection of blood vessels running between the brains of Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim -- considered the riskiest part of the operation...
Pharmaceutical lobbyists spending heavily against drug imports (10/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- The pharmaceutical industry's trade group spent $8.5 million in lobbying this year as it worked against a bill to allow importation of government-approved drugs. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America spent the money lobbying Congress and federal agencies in the first half of this year, the most the group has ever spent in a reporting period, according to federal reports reviewed by The Associated Press. ...
As south cheers, northern California mourns recall win (10/13/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking office with a clear mandate from millions of people in Southern California's suburbs and the state's vast interior, where 70 percent of voters favored recalling Gov. Gray Davis. But liberals are mourning along the state's northern coast, particularly San Francisco, where 80 percent voted against the recall. ...
Official- Information uncovers plans for more al-Qaida attacks (10/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- Some of the al-Qaida operatives whose activities led to a U.S. security warning last month have been captured, while others remain at large, U.S. counterterrorism authorities say. "We have received a lot of good information from these detainees over the past several weeks and corroborated the fact there were active plans, ongoing, to conduct another attack in the United States," said William H. ...
Car bombs rock Iraqi capital (10/13/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide attackers struck again Sunday in Iraq, this time with twin car bombs in the heart of Baghdad that fell short of a hotel full of Americans but exploded on a busy commercial street, killing six bystanders and wounding dozens, U.S. military and Iraqi officials said...
Afghanistan bans political parties from having private militias (10/13/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government banned warlords Sunday from taking part in politics, a move that would prevent some of the country's top leaders from participating in next year's pivotal elections. The new law is seen as crucial to helping the country become a stable democracy, as Afghanistan has long been dominated by private militias whose rivalry kept the country at war for 23 years...
Bali bombing victims remembered with memorial service (10/13/03)
BALI, Indonesia -- More than 2,000 people, many of them weeping and clutching relatives, gathered at a hilltop amphitheater on Bali island Sunday to remember those killed in last year's nightclub bombings and condemn the terrorists responsible for the attack...
Ready to join the club (10/13/03)
BEIJING -- Once a remote patch of land, the new launch pad for China's first manned space mission is a Gobi desert oasis -- complete with rocket-shaped streetlights, lush boulevards and restaurants where scientists snack and talk of the stars. Glimpses of Jiuquan, a town in northwestern China, were splashed across state-controlled newspapers Sunday as a full-on propaganda blitz began and communist leaders counted the hours to the moment they have planned and anticipated for a decade...
'Renew the face of this land' (10/13/03)
KRAKOW, Poland -- Troubled by television pictures of a stooped and frail Pope John Paul II, Poles celebrated the 25th anniversary of their native son's papacy Sunday with prayers for his health and memories of his inspiration for their overthrow of communism...
Britain's gay Anglican priests fear to speak out (10/13/03)
LONDON-- The Rev. David Page is a gay priest and says there are many like him ministering to Church of England parishes in London. But at a time when bitter divisions over homosexuality threaten to split the worldwide Anglican Communion, he's one of the rare gay clerics who feel confident enough to speak up...
Indonesian terror suspect thought killed in Philippines (10/13/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- Police reported killing a top bombmaker for an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group in a shootout Sunday, ending a massive three-month manhunt launched after his stunning escape from Philippine police headquarters. If confirmed, the killing of Fathur Al-Ghozi, one of the most-wanted terror suspects in Asia, ends an embarrassing episode for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and gives her a victory in the war on terrorism just six days before close ally President Bush visits...
Terrorist hunters cast nets on immigrant smuggling (10/13/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- In a grimy tea house on a dead-end alley, Afghans who sneaked into Iran plot their next moves: safe houses, secret border crossings, slipping like shadows along ancient smuggling routes that crisscross the globe. Al-Qaida operatives used such means to enter Iran after fleeing Afghanistan, Iranian authorities say, as the United States and other countries like Syria, Iraq and Greece -- with the coming Olympic Games -- point to growing evidence that terrorists are following longtime immigrant and drug-smuggling trails.. ...
Military controls Bolivian city after deadly clashes over gas (10/13/03)
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Bolivia's government imposed martial law on a city of 750,000 outside the Andean capital Sunday after a series of deadly clashes between troops and demonstrators protesting plans to export gas to the United States and Mexico. A total of 11 people, including a 7-year-old boy, have died since the protests began two weeks ago in El Alto, a poor industrial city 10 miles outside the capital, La Paz...
Road to 'normalcy' - Ruined Chechnya offered return to stabilit (10/13/03)
GROZNY, Russia -- People in Chechnya's capital used to point proudly at the leafy trees lining the city as a symbol of its serenity. Now new trees are growing, but they silently emphasize Grozny's long torment. The vegetation springing out of the city's war-ruined buildings give a rough guide to a decade of devastation -- the taller the tree, the older the wreck...
New Palestinian prime minister says he will quit over Arafat (10/13/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- After days of bitter quarreling with Yasser Arafat, interim Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Sunday he intends to give up his post in the coming weeks, dampening hopes of reviving a stalled U.S.-backed peace plan. Still, Qureia's threat left open the possibility a deal could be worked out to keep him in office...
MU adds to league's quirky start (10/13/03)
Missouri athletic director Mike Alden swears it was just a coincidence when the school scheduled a reunion for the last coach to beat Nebraska on the weekend of the Nebraska game. The Tigers made it a memorable weekend for the old coach, Warren Powers, and for themselves with a 41-24 victory Saturday over the 10th-ranked Huskers. ...
New teams fill role of spoilers in Otahkians' weekend (10/13/03)
The two new women's soccer teams in the Ohio Valley Conference have been a thorn in the side to Southeast Missouri State University. Two days after their 14-game regular-season OVC winning streak was snapped by visiting Samford, the Otahkians had to settle for a 0-0 home tie with Jacksonville State on Sunday...
Passing solutions- Rams set, Falcons fret (10/13/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Win or lose, touchdown pass or interception, hero or goat, Marc Bulger projects the same cool demeanor. The man who replaced two-time MVP Kurt Warner as the Rams' starting quarterback insists it's no act. He doesn't expect stage fright tonight when the Rams (2-2) host the fading Falcons (1-4)...
Rain postpones ALCS; Sox, Yanks face $90,000 in fines (10/13/03)
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox were fined Sunday along with Don Zimmer and Karim Garcia of the New York Yankees for their actions in Game 3 of the AL championship series. Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, did not announce specifically why the four were fined, other than to say it was for their behavior in the fourth inning of New York's 4-3 victory Saturday...
Tkachuk's big day helps lift Blues to a win (10/13/03)
DENVER -- Keith Tkachuk scored a pair of goals to become the 74th NHL player to score 400 and Chris Osgood stopped 39 shots to lead the Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Tkachuk, who has all three goals for the Blues this year, recorded his 400th goal in the first period and the game-winner at 6:47 of the third period. Doug Weight had two assists and the Blues killed six power plays in winning for the first time this year...
Marlins put a hold on Cubs' celebration (10/13/03)
MIAMI -- Josh Beckett and the Florida Marlins put history on hold -- at least for a couple of days. With the Chicago Cubs set to clinch their first World Series trip in 58 years, Beckett buzzed Sammy Sosa in pitching a two-hitter and leading the Marlins to a 4-0 win Sunday in Game 5 of the NL championship series...
Reeves looks for team boost and 200th win (10/13/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Not long ago, career victory No. 200 might have seemed like a big deal to Dan Reeves. Now he's more concerned with win No. 2 -- this season. The real milestone feels overdue to the beleaguered coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1-4), a playoff team last season but struggling these days without Michael Vick...
A voice from beyond- Don't blame the curse (10/13/03)
Hey, it's me. The Babe. No, not the billboard baby with the Cubs hat. You know, the Bambino. This Wilson character took the week off and he asked me to fill in -- in honor of the Red Sox clinging to hopes of a championship. Again. First of all, let's get one thing straight: There is no curse...
Jon Cryer brings his anxiety act to CBS sitcom (10/13/03)
BURBANK, Calif. -- Jon Cryer had his doubts. Friends insisted he audition for the role of Alan Harper on the new CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (Mondays, 8:30 p.m.), saying he'd be perfect for the part. But when Cryer read the script, "I thought this guy is so uptight and anxious and that's not me," he recalled. "Then I gave the script to my wife and she said, 'This script is so you!'"...
Eastwood prefers being moving target (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- Move on. Keep changing. That's what Clint Eastwood sees as the keys to his longevity and success. Even in the gym "you got to keep ahead of the game," the lanky, 73-year-old filmmaker says, drinking tea in a Warner Bros. screening room. ...
Business memo 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
State NFIB hosts event with Talent, Emerson The Missouri chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses will host "Taste of NFIB," with honorary guests U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. The event will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Harrison School of Business in Dempster Hall, 814 Henderson St., at the corner of Henderson and New Madrid...
People on the move 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
St. Francis names new board members Kevin A. Govero, Donald L. Kaverman and Dennis J. Vollink have been named to the St. Francis Medical Center Board of Directors. Bishop John J. Leibrecht of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese has approved each appointment...
Regulators, industry try to halt Canadian drugs (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- The battle over importing prescription drugs is erupting into a border war of sorts. Lured by the chance to cut costs in half, state governments hope to join the one city and legions of Americans who get their medicines from Canada, even as federal regulators and the pharmaceutical industry insist it's illegal and unsafe and step up efforts to stop it...
Some executives are taking computer classes in secret (10/13/03)
NEW YORK She often meets her powerful clients on nights and on weekends, when no one is around. Some of them insist she call only on their cell phones, fearing the loose lips of secretaries. Yet there is nothing unsavory about Jennifer Shaheen's line of work...
Programs to make PDFs emerge, but applications are clunky (10/13/03)
NEW YORK -- The IRS uses it to distribute tax forms over the Internet. Research reports often circulate in the format, too. So popular is the PDF that software companies use it to "print" their manuals. The Portable Document Format, from Adobe Systems Inc., has become a de facto standard for electronic documents...
Hal Robertson (10/13/03)
A military funeral will be conducted for Hal Robertson at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. A celebration of his life will follow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sikeston Country Club in Sikeston, Mo.
Georgia Aden (10/13/03)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Georgia A. Aden, 86, of Dongola died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1917, daughter of Rowley and Della Minton. She married Wardell Aden in Oct. 1935. He died on Oct. 21, 1975...
Everett L. Holley Sr. (10/13/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Everett L. Holley Sr., 72, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at his residence in Charleston. He was born Oct. 26, 1930, at Patton, Mo., son of George and Mildred Meisser Holley. He and Patsy McDaniel were married on Sept. 26, 1948...
James Seabaugh (10/13/03)
James "Jim" Lynn Seabaugh, age 59, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at his home. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Cape County Memorial Park with the Rev. Zachary Strong officiating. McCombs Funeral Home of Cape Girar-deau is in charge of arrangements...
Virbie Hixson (10/13/03)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Virbie Lula Hixson, 96, of Piedmont was born on June 6, 1907, in Ellsinore, Mo., and died Oct. 11, 2003, in Clark's Mountain Nursing Center. She was the daughter of Zack and Barbara Graham Stephens. She was married at St. Louis to Lawrence Hixson, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1958. Also preceding were her parents, five brothers and five sisters...
Agnes McKee (10/13/03)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Agnes P. McKee, 94, of Alto Pass formerly of Scott City died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1909, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of John and Ida Henson Gibson. She and Lester McKee were married Nov. 28, 1928, at Bloomfield. He died on Dec. 5, 1981...
Crash report 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Elizabeth Benson of Jackson received minor injuries in a one-car accident Sunday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Rt. Y, two miles east of Jackson. Benson lost control of her vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway, overturning several times, according to accident reports. She was issued a summons for careless and imprudent driving and taken to St. Francis Medical Center...
Police report 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Oct. 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Joshua Sheldon Thele, 19, 3194 Highway MM, Gray Summit, Mo., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Oct. 13 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 5:05 p.m., a request for medical assistance at 801 Good Hope. Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 2:01 a.m., an alarm sounding at 1710 N. Sprigg...
Floodway means jobs, area growth (10/13/03)
By Kit Bond, Jim Talent and Jo Ann Emerson The St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project took a decisive step forward last week as Missouri officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, local sponsors and area residents joined for a milestone ceremony. This occasion marks a cooperative agreement that will take the project to the next level...
Guardsmen play vital role in training (10/13/03)
Several Southeast Missouri residents are serving their country in Iraq through the Army Reserve and Navy Reserve. But, to date, one of the major National Guard units in the area -- the 1140th Engineer Battalion -- hasn't had a role in the war effort...
Jackson, Cape help residents with fall cleanup (10/13/03)
Isn't there something about a change in the weather from hot and humid to cool and crisp that sparks an inexplicable desire to clean up around your home? We turn to our homes with the goal of getting rid of garbage and making a comfortable space in which to hibernate during the snowy winter months...
Speak Out 10/13/03 (10/13/03)
IT'S INTERESTING to note that all the reasons California voters gave for recalling Gov. Gray Davis and replacing him with Arnold Schwarzenegger are present in super-abundance at the national level. As goes Davis, so should go Bush. Way off base TO THE person who said we "need a Republican governor like we need another four years of this nightmare Republican president's administration. ...
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