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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2001

United Way gearing up for campaign (09/05/01)
The Area Wide United Way will kick off its 2001 fund-raising campaign during the SEMO District Fair next week, but will thank its sponsors in advance at its annual CEO luncheon Thursday afternoon at Drury Lodge. "We want to make them aware that it is campaign time again and encourage them to get others involved," said Nancy Jernigan, executive director of the Area Wide United Way...
Council rejects license at Taste (09/05/01)
Although there is no connection between Shelia Brown and the previous owner of Good Hope's popular but troubled Taste Restaurant and Lounge, that wasn't enough for the Cape Girardeau City Council to grant a liquor license to Brown. The council refused to allow Brown and her two business partners to reopen the bar at 402 Good Hope St. with a new name, new management and what she said would be renewed commitment to wiping out the Taste's embattled history...
Community digest 09/05/01 (09/05/01)
Submitted photo Southeast Missouri State University's Sundancers attended the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance summer collegiate camp. Front row, from left: Heather Cook, Jennifer Cox, Kelly Willson, Jessica Dick and Ashley Collem. Back row, from left: Kate Bryan, Chela Rutlin, Lakisha Jackson, Tiffany Wills, Katie Cummings, Jennifer Clarkson, Jessie Ladd and Manda Hill.Cheerleaders return with wins from camp...
Want to go? (09/05/01)
What: NASA Starship 2040 exhibit When: Sept. 12, 13 and 14 Where: NASA Educator Resource Center, 222 N. Pacific St. Times: Sept. 12, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon Admission: Free For more information: Check out the exhibit's Internet site at www.Starship2040.com...
Cape weather radio station on air (09/05/01)
A weather radio station that promises better emergency coverage for Cape Girardeau is up and running, ready to alert listeners with special receivers about potentially hazardous weather. The 300-watt station began transmitting Aug. 20 and operates at 162.550 megahertz, said Rick Shanklin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Paducah, Ky. The station's call letters are KXI-93...
Missouri veterans can apply for honorary diplomas (09/05/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- War veterans who didn't complete high school can now apply with the Missouri Veterans Commission for honorary diplomas. A state law that took effect Aug. 28 allows honorably discharged veterans of either World War or the Korean War to receive diplomas. The Veterans Commission will process the applications, but the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will issue the diplomas...
Starship 2040 offers peek into the future (09/05/01)
Cape Girardeau isn't outer space, but it is on NASA's educational flight path serving as home to Missouri's only NASA Educator Resource Center. The center, housed in a small, former bank building at 222 N. Pacific St., opened in November 1999 and began operating fully in mid-January 2000. Managed by Southeast Missouri State University, it distributes NASA educational materials including video tapes and space slides to kindergarten through 12th grade teachers in Missouri...
West Lane discussion premature, mayor says (09/05/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Seven people turned out at Tuesday night's Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting to show their opposition to a preliminary proposal that would extend West Lane to Route D, a move they fear would create more traffic problems for the schools on West Lane. But no one spoke after Mayor Paul Sander opened the period for non-agenda citizen input saying, "The proper time for public input is when we have something to talk about."...
Sikeston man gets life in prison for murder (09/05/01)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County jury has recommended a life sentence without the possibility of parole for a Sikeston man convicted of fatally shooting a woman in front of a closed convenience store. Prosecutors said Sheila Box, 36, of Sikeston was sitting in a sport utility vehicle next to a pay phone on Aug. 5, 2000, when David Robinson, 33, shot her in the chest. She died during surgery...
Missouri suspect surrenders after long standoff with police (09/05/01)
WRIGHT CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri man was in custody Wednesday following a four-hour standoff with police. It began around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the suspect's mobile home at Wright City, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. The name of the suspect has not been released...
Southern Illinois school defies odds to open again (09/05/01)
LOGAN, Ill. -- As this town's elementary students report to school for another year, parents are thankful that their small town in Franklin County still has a school at all. Budget and enrollment problems forced the school board to vote to close Logan Elementary School at the end of last school year...
Med school applications drop again (09/05/01)
CHICAGO -- Applications to the nation's medical schools fell 3.7 percent in 2000 in the fourth straight year of decline. Attractive jobs in dot-coms and information technology, along with the prospect of big medical school debts, may be among the reasons for the decline, said Barbara Barzansky, secretary of the American Medical Association's medical education council and author of the report...
Woman who let her newborn freeze to death leaves jail (09/05/01)
DWIGHT, Ill. -- A Poplar Grove woman convicted of letting her newborn daughter freeze to death outside more than five years ago was released from jail on Tuesday. Kelli Moye, 21, walked out of the Dwight Correctional Center after serving almost two years for a crime that stunned residents of Poplar Grove, a small town surrounded by farmland about 70 miles northwest of Chicago...
Holden embraces prescription recommendations (09/05/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With a special legislative session about to begin, Gov. Bob Holden embraced recommendations Tuesday for a new state-funded, privately run prescription drug benefit for seniors. Holden urged legislators to work with bipartisanship during the session starting today and quickly pass a bill based on the recommendations of his prescription drug task force...
DuQuoin State Fair sees record crowd (09/05/01)
DUQUOIN, Ill. -- The DuQuoin State Fair drew 54,900 more people this year than last, due mainly to improved entertainment, officials said Tuesday. The state's smaller and lesser-known state fair attracted 447,950 people during its run Aug. 25 to Sept. 3, 14 percent more than the year before, said Jeff Squibb, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Agriculture...
Math scores creep upward; reading, writing stay constant (09/05/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The percentage of Illinois schoolchildren meeting state mathematics standards rose at three grade levels for the second year in a row, figures released Tuesday show. Still, only half of eighth-graders meet or exceed math goals as measured by the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, compared to 74 percent of third-graders and 61 percent of fifth-graders...
Lt. Gov. Wood reportedly to run for Illinois governor (09/05/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Pushing the Illinois Republican Party toward a potentially damaging primary battle, Republican Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood will formally announce her bid for governor Sunday, a source within her office said Monday. Wood will join Attorney General Jim Ryan and state Sen. Patrick O'Malley of Palos Park in the March 2002 Republican primary election, said the source, who spoke only on condition of anonymity...
Pharmacist at center of cancer drug scare was innovative (09/05/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even as a pharmacy business student, Robert R. Courtney was looking for ways to make money -- lots of it. When one of his college professors told him there might be profit in mixing chemotherapy drugs, he took up the tricky work and was paid handsomely by doctors. He turned out to be so successful that the professor, Ashok Gumbhir, later used his former student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as an example of how to do things right...
Union unhappy with new uniforms (09/05/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The state Corrections Department plans to replace the green polyester uniforms its employees have been using for at least 30 years, but the union that represents prison workers is not happy. The uniform money could be used to hire more prison guards, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says. ...
Hannibal officials say cabarets don't fit town (09/05/01)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- In "America's Hometown," town leaders say, semi-nude dancing has no place a few blocks from Mark Twain's boyhood home and the river where fictional Tom and Huck romped. By a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, the Hannibal City Council advanced a proposal to restrict "adult cabarets" in the northeast Missouri town. Two council members were absent and did not vote on the measure, which could be decided during the council's next meeting in two weeks...
MAP test scores rise, still low in all subjects (09/05/01)
Although fewer Missouri students are scoring low, about two-thirds still are not making the grade in such basics as math, science and social studies. Most students scored below their grade level in all five subjects of the standardized tests given under the Missouri Assessment Program, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday...
Biologists net suspected record trout (09/05/01)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Everyone agrees it's a whopper of a fish for Lake Taneycomo, but it won't be going into the record book. There won't be any certificates or trophies, either. That's because Missouri Department of Conservation biologists netted the brown trout while looking for evidence that large fish are returning to the popular fishing lake near Branson...
Regional digest 09/05/01 (09/05/01)
Tennessee chase ends with arrest in Missouri NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A St. Louis man is in custody in the New Madrid County Jail following his arrest early Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Renard Smith, 34, was fleeing authorities from Tennessee but his luck ran out when he came to Missouri...
Prisons are grappling with boom in cases of hepatitis C (09/05/01)
PITTSBURGH -- When Charles White was sentenced to prison in Oregon for robbery five years ago, he knew nothing about hepatitis C. It was only after his release in December that he found out he was infected with the blood-borne virus. A prison doctor had told him he had high liver enzymes -- a telltale symptom of the sometimes fatal condition -- and cautioned him against taking aspirin or drinking coffee. Nothing more...
Prosecutors to pursue state murder charges against Nichols (09/05/01)
Associated Press WriterOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The new district attorney in Oklahoma City said Wednesday that he will prosecute bombing conspirator Terry Nichols on state murder charges that could bring the death penalty. District Attorney Wes Lane had hinted in recent months that he might not pursue the first-degree murder and other state charges filed by his predecessor against Nichols, 46...
Mexican president asks Bush to work out migration agreement (09/05/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Mexican President Vicente Fox opened a state visit Wednesday by challenging President Bush to work out a bilateral migration agreement before the end of year. Flanked by Bush on the White House South Lawn, Fox said he envisions an agreement that will allow him and Bush, before the end of their respective terms in office, "to make sure that there are no Mexicans who have not entered this country legally in the United States and that those Mexicans who have come into the country do so with the proper documents.". ...
U.S. planes bomb Iraqi air defenses (09/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. fighter jets bombed Iraqi air defenses in separate attacks Tuesday in the southern and northern "no-fly" zones, defense officials said. The official Iraqi news agency said the strike in the south injured four people. The Pentagon generally does not comment immediately on casualties related to patrols over Iraq...
Gramm decides against re-election (09/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Phil Gramm announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year. The Texas Republican said his decision followed "a long and difficult period of soul searching." Gramm's retirement will conclude a career that spanned two political parties and a quarter-century of unflinching conservatism...
Rising population giving Hispanic influence a firm foothold (09/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- Hispanic influence is felt in the halls of Congress and in heartland towns. It expresses itself in music, on dinner plates and on the playing fields of the nation. When Mexican President Vicente Fox tours Washington and a slice of Ohio this week, he may feel quite at home, thanks to the growing Hispanic influence in the United States...
Slaying suspect to face 7 counts (09/05/01)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Ukrainian immigrant arrested in the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife and five other relatives will be charged with seven counts of murder, including one for his unborn child, prosecutors said Tuesday. District Attorney Jan Scully said Tuesday she has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Nikolay Soltys...
Bush opens the door to capital gains tax cut (09/05/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush opened the door Tuesday to a future cut in the capital gains tax, a longtime Republican prescription for reviving an ailing economy, but said he first wants to see the effects of last spring's income tax cut. Bracing for an autumn of wrestling with Democrats over the sluggish economy and diminished budget surplus, Bush told reporters that before reducing the capital gains tax, he wanted to give the income tax cut time to stimulate the economy. ...
Janet Reno makes bid for Florida governor (09/05/01)
MIAMI -- Janet Reno launched her bid for governor Tuesday, setting up a potential battle against the president's brother that could be the most closely watched political contest of 2002. Even some Democrats, though, say Reno faces an uphill fight. The people of Florida want a governor "who's not afraid to make the hard decision, to stand up for those decisions," said Reno, who filed paperwork to open a campaign account in a bid for the Democratic nomination...
Man releases hostages in Indiana bank (09/05/01)
LOWELL, Ind. -- A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun entered a bank and took nine people hostage Tuesday morning before surrendering about four hours later. No one was injured, police said. The hostages were released throughout the morning as police negotiators talked to the bank manager, who relayed the demands of the gunman. Authorities said David Potchen, 39, of Lowell, asked for two Big Macs and a pack of cigarettes, which were delivered in exchange for two hostages...
S. African, EU officials seek compromise at racism parley (09/05/01)
DURBAN, South Africa -- Desperate to save the U.N. racism conference, the European Union and South Africa joined forces Tuesday to try resolving the language dispute that prompted a walkout by the United States and Israel. References to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were temporarily removed from a draft declaration while the South Africans formulated substitute language, said Mary Robinson, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights...
Carter back in China to promote democracy (09/05/01)
BEIJING -- He established diplomatic relations with China two decades ago, helping along a relationship that time has only made more important. Now Jimmy Carter, in his typically gentle way, is deploying his clout as an elder statesman to enter places and talk to people no one else could...
Latest bombing shocks Jerusalem (09/05/01)
JERUSALEM -- The young man making his way along the Street of the Prophets was dressed in a skullcap, white shirt and dark trousers -- the sober garb of an Orthodox Jew, apparel that would scarcely draw a glance in the center of Jerusalem. But to sharp-eyed passers-by, the man's demeanor was all wrong. His movements were jerky, nervous; he was almost running. As two Israeli paramilitary policemen confronted him, he smiled, turned away -- and detonated explosives in a sack strapped to his back...
Britain, France approve plans to resume Concorde flights (09/05/01)
Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- British and French officials cleared the luxury Concorde for takeoff, laying out a series of safety modifications Wednesday that will enable the world's only commercial supersonic jet to return to service a year after a deadly crash killed 113 people...
Iraq expells five U.N. officials (09/05/01)
Associated Press WriterBAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq has expelled five U.N. officials it accuses of jeopardizing its security and sovereignty. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the officials were from the U.N. office that oversees the oil-for-food program...
ND spikers open season with victory over Bernie (09/05/01)
BERNIE, Mo. -- The Notre Dame High School volleyball team got its season off in impressive fashion Tuesday night by rolling past host Bernie 15-7, 15-7. "We played good for the first match of the year," said Notre Dame coach Helen Payne. "There is a lot of improvement to be done, but for the opening match I'm very pleased with them."...
Monroe Hicks - Turning the corner (09/05/01)
It was there. The laughter, the sincerity, the talent, love, peace and potential. It was always there. But for so long it was clouded by a haze of drugs, alcohol, a broken home and a life on the streets. But Monroe Hicks was there. He was always there...
Notre Dame avenges soccer loss to Cape Central (09/05/01)
Round two between the two city soccer rivals, Notre Dame and Cape Girardeau Central, proved to be an intense and spirited contest. Meeting for the second time in two days, Notre Dame prevailed in this SEMO Conference matchup 2-1 at the Southeast Missouri State University Intramural Field Tuesday night...
Shelton departs Southeast after just one season (09/05/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's basketball backcourt will now include one less player for the 2001-2002 season. Indians' head coach Gary Garner announced Tuesday that sophomore guard Joel Shelton has left the team for personal reasons. Shelton averaged 2.4 points and 1.5 assists per game while playing a reserve role as a true freshman at Southeast last season. ...
SE running game picks up ground (09/05/01)
Out of the many positive signs that emerged from Southeast Missouri State University's near-upset of Division I-A Eastern Michigan Saturday night, one of the biggest had to be the performance of running back Curtis Cooper. Cooper, who played wide receiver for the Indians last year but had been a running back in junior college, broke loose for 129 yards on 26 carries during the Indians' 16-12 season-opening loss...
Martinez reveals tear in rotator cuff, rips GM (09/05/01)
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez has a minor tear in his rotator cuff and criticized Boston general manager Dan Duquette for saying he was healthy. "What I don't appreciate is Duquette saying I'm healthy because then it is not true," Martinez said Tuesday. "I'm doing the best that I can to help the team, but I'm not 100 percent. .....
Red Sox skid hits nine games (09/05/01)
BOSTON -- Jim Thome homered twice and Juan Gonzalez drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians sent the Boston Red Sox to their ninth straight loss, 8-5 Tuesday. Boston, on its longest skid since June 1994, remained a season-high 9 1/2 behind the Yankees in the AL East...
Marlins rookie shuts down Cubs in major league debut (09/05/01)
MIAMI -- Josh Beckett allowed one hit in six shutout innings in his major league debut as the Florida Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 8-1 Tuesday. Beckett also doubled and scored as Florida won for the just the fifth time in 22 games. Preston Wilson had a three-run homer off Jon Lieber (17-6) and Kevin Millar hit his second career grand slam, providing plenty of run support for Beckett...
Hope is fading that ref lockout will end soon (09/05/01)
By Dave Goldberg ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The NFL and its locked-out officials got nowhere in negotiations Tuesday, despite facing a midweek deadline to reach a deal or go into the regular season with the replacements who worked last week's exhibition games...
Williams holds off Davenport (09/05/01)
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams kept building a lead, and Lindsay Davenport kept coming back. Finally, capping a furious exchange on her third match point, Williams ripped a forehand winner for a 6-3, 6-7 (7), 7-5 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open...
Almonte's father charged with falsifying document (09/05/01)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Danny Almonte's father was charged Tuesday with falsifying a birth certificate to make his son appear to be 12 when he actually was 14 -- and thus too old for Little League. Felipe de Jesus Almonte "will be arrested as soon as he sets foot in this country," said Victor Romero, a public-records official in the Dominican Republic who determined the young pitcher's real age...
SEMO's Slattery nabs OVC honor (09/05/01)
SEMO's Slattery nabs OVC honor Southeast Missouri State University's Erin Slattery has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Soccer Player of the Week. Slattery, a freshman from St. Louis, scored two goals and added an assist over the weekend as the Otahkians opened their season with two shutout victories in their own tournament...
Bud blossoms - Cards' young lefty displays potential (09/05/01)
SAN DIEGO -- Bud Smith had thrown no-hitters before, one in high school and twice in the minors last year. He sure didn't have to wait long to throw one in the majors. And it was a pretty cool experience. The 21-year-old St. Louis Cardinals rookie no-hit the rotten-luck San Diego Padres on Monday night, winning 4-0 in just his 11th start...
Excitement builds with strong play in opener (09/05/01)
I am excited! I thought our diaper dandies played a tremendous football game Saturday at Division I-A Eastern Michigan, even though we fell short 16-12, and we have regional rival Southern Illinois at Houck Stadium this Saturday night in what should be an exciting and fun football game...
Preparing to paint - How to choose and use applicators (09/05/01)
Recorded information about paintbrushes dates as far back as the Phoenicians. However, brushes were a bit different then. In those days horns were filled with animal hair that was held in place with twine. Eventually, a cylindrical piece of wood fitted with a leather strap at one end (the ferrule) replaced the horn...
Painted furniture equals pure fun (09/05/01)
Interesting furniture pieces, either from grandma's attic or a flea market or new ones from an unfinished furniture source, are pure fun because of their versatility. These days, you can pair them with nearly any other pieces of furniture and accessories in any room of the house, and they fit right in...
New dishes found among readers' recipe files (09/05/01)
$$$Start The 146th Annual SEMO District Fair is just about ready to open, and area cooks are getting geared up for the Midwest Food and Poultry Recipe Contest. The recipe contest will be take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the R&R Tent. I will be helping to judge the entries of chicken appetizers or main dishes brought in for the contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners with the first prize being $100. It promises to be a great time for all and tasty, too...
Best place to play tennis is on a private court (09/05/01)
No doubt you've been watching the display of sheer power, athleticism and depth perception we call the U.S. Open. I certainly have. It's amazing the way players never lose a game because they can't get a single serve over the net. And it's unbelievable the way they actually return the ball instead of flailing their rackets wildly about three feet away, believing they are about to hit it...
Hollow tail not a real disease (09/05/01)
$$$Start jkoch By John Koch, DVMQuestion: I have a dog that stays skinny all the time. He eats well, and the vet says he is healthy. I have never worried much about it because Hyper, as I call him, is extremely energetic and does everything at a full gallop. ...
Linus Huck (09/05/01)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Linus E. "Bud" Huck, 86, of Commerce died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Brian Evans (09/05/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Brian J. Evans, 42, of Dexter died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 30, 1959, in Sikeston, son of Bill and Patricia Carr Evans. Evans was a heavy equipment operator for J.H. Berra Construction in St. Louis. He was an officer eight years with Sikeston Department of Public Safety. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
Norma Feterly (09/05/01)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Funeral Mass for Norma P. Feterly of Belleville, Ill., formerly of McClure, will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter's Cathedral in Belleville. Graveside service will be at 1:15 p.m. in Anna Cemetery at Anna. Friends may call at St. Peter's Cathedral from 9-10 a.m...
Harlan Basham (09/05/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Harlan Basham, 93, of Anna and formerly of Cypress, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born Aug. 9, 1908, in Owensboro, Ky., son of Warner and Sarah Spencer Basham. He married Lorena Jones. He was a retired grain and stock farmer in the Cypress area. He was a member of the Nazarene Church at Anna. He was a past member of the West Eden Methodist Church near Cypress...
Louise Childress (09/05/01)
Louise E. Childress, 88, of Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Living Center in Little Rock. She was born Oct. 1, 1912, in Cape Gir-ardeau, daughter of August and Ella Dilport Gockel. She and James T. Childress were married May 23, 1934, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 30, 1991...
Gary Ernst (09/05/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gary LeRoy Ernst, 59, of Perryville died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 19, 1942, at Perryville, son of Gilbert A. and Gladys M. Moore Ernst. Ernst worked in information systems at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and American Legion Post 133...
Stanley Manestar (09/05/01)
Stanley M. Manestar, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Empire, Ohio, son of Martin and Veranika Manestar. He and Lorene C. Kuethe were married April 24, 1948, in St. Louis. Manestar worked for Von Der Ahe Moving Co. in St. Louis and then was a long-distance driver with ABF. He had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1966...
Naomi Finley (09/05/01)
Naomi Finley, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Messer (09/05/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Funeral for Shirley Jean Messer of Dexter will be held at 1 p.m. today at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo. The Rev. Dale Hendrix will officiate. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield. Messer, 67, died Ssunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Dexter...
Minnie Smith (09/05/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Minnie M. Smith, 80, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. She was born Oct. 12, 1920, at Leopold, Mo., daughter of John D. and Mary Holweg Scharenborg. Smith had been a cook at several local restaurants...
Jacob Williamson (09/05/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jacob Williamson, 96, of Sikeston died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 18,1904, at Parma, Mo., son of Jacob Ledford and Onvill Mary Hatchel Williamson. He married Edna Grubbs, who died March 20,1984...
Beatrice Holland (09/05/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Funeral for Beatrice Holland of Dexter will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rainey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chalk Bluff Cemetery. Holland, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. She was born Dec. 7, 1923, in Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of Connie Clarence and Heather Beatrice Williams Harkness. She and Ernest Lee Holland were married July 15, 1944, in Hernando, Miss. He died May 24, 1972...
J.R. Futch (09/05/01)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- J.R. Futch, 68, of East Prairie died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at his home. He was born May 31, 1933, at Dorena, Mo., son of Wayne and Pauline D. Hunt Futch. He and Agnes Lorene Ivie were married Dec. 5, 1958. Futch was a retired farmer and landowner and member of St. James General Baptist Church...
John Arendt (09/05/01)
John Edward Arendt, 60, of Warsaw, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at his home. He was born May 8, 1941, in St. Louis, son of John S. and Dolores Heller Arendt. He and Carol Stevenson were married in 1962. Arendt moved to Southeast Missouri in 1976 from Arnold, Mo., and then to Warsaw in 2000...
Births 9/5/01 (09/05/01)
Johnson Son to Olusola C. Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:43 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001. Name, Amare Amarii Shemar. Weight, 6 pounds 11 ounces. Miss Johnson is the daughter of Francine Johnson of Springfield, Ill. Harrison Son to Jeffrey C. ...
Fire report 09/05/01 (09/05/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 5:02 p.m., an emergency medical service at Wal-Mart. At 6:02 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3208 Lakewood. At 9:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at Notre Dame High School...
Police report 09/05/01 (09/05/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 5 DWI Brent Garret Lichtenegger, 24, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated at 1031 Main. Angel Trejo Hernandez, 28, 639 S. Spring, Apt. G was issued a summons Tuesday for driving while intoxicated at Bloomfield and Caruthers...
Out of the past 9/5/01 (09/05/01)
10 years ago: Sept. 5, 1991 Dutchtown - Jackson construction company is low bidder for construction of seismically designed, Highway 25 traffic bridge across Diversion Channel, between Dutchtown and Blomeyer in southwest Cape Girardeau County; Penzel Construction Co. submitted bid of $3.6 million; it was one of three bids submitted for work...
Learn to play hard -- and have fun (09/05/01)
In the early 1990s, I volunteered to become a Little League baseball coach. What better way to get into the flow of the town than to participate in an activity I loved growing up? Jim Grebing, former political editor of the Southeast Missourian and current spokesman for the Missouri Democratic Party, was Little League commissioner at the time. ...
It takes help to haul a bigger load (09/05/01)
$$$Start By Frank Moreland A few years ago my wife read in the paper that President Reagan had a mole removed from his nose. Her reaction was, "That was a terrible thing to put on the front page of the newspapers of the land." My immediate reaction was, "Thank God that was the biggest new of the day. No drought, dustbowl, no killing of all the natives someplace, no plague or war. How much better can life be?"...
America's Labor Party (09/05/01)
$$$Start The Wall Street Journal Of all the strengths of America's labor movement, historically two have distinguished it from the more radicalized versions which prevail on the continent. One was its determined anti-communism. The other was an agenda geared less to ideology than to concrete issues like pay and working conditions. ...
Housing survey provides a starting point (09/05/01)
There wasn't much encouraging news in a recent study on housing in Cape Girardeau commissioned by the Area Wide United Way's Housing Needs Coordinating Committee: There's more homelessness in this city than one might think. The average cost of available homes is $90,000. ...
Glenn House needs financial assistance (09/05/01)
Cape Girardeau's 118-year-old Glenn House, almost as much of a city fixture as the Mississippi River, is in sad disrepair. The Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, which owns the house and maintains it for public tours, is seeking financial help...
Driver has advice on flooded roads (09/05/01)
To the editor: I regularly read your paper online. I enjoy the photographs that you pushish in the newspaper and online. I am writing to you about a photo printed Sept. 1. On your front page was a photo of another motorist stranded in floodwater. Even with recent drainage improvements, any city with the topography of Cape Gir-ardeau can experience flooding in a downpour. With streets crossing each other at the bottom of hills, this flooding at intersections is hard to eliminate...
Perform audit of city's road work (09/05/01)
To the editor: It seems that with each passing day the controversy over road construction in Cape Girardeau becomes a bit more heated. I would like to make a modest proposal for resolving some of the issues at hand. Hire a van that would seat about six people. ...
Speak Out A 09/05/01 (09/05/01)
Hot-weather work THE MAYOR is right. I read his column on the Opinion page, and I totally agree with him. He's been a good mayor. I would have to sit all winter and wait for a street to be repaired. Do it now while the weather is great. Just like swallows...