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Stories from Thursday, September 6, 2001

Cape force veteran named police chief (09/06/01)
After a four-month nationwide search, the Cape Girardeau Police Department has chosen one of its own as its new police chief. Capt. Steve Strong, 53, a 25-year veteran of the force, was named to the position Wednesday at a news conference held by city manager Michael Miller...
Cape Girardeau City Council action taken this week (09/06/01)
Tuesday, Sept. 5 Public hearings Consent ordinances
  • Approved a request regarding the proposed issuance of tax-exempt certificates of participation in a principal amount not to exceed $2,750,000 to finance a portion of the costs of a project to be leased to Renaissance Aircraft, LLC...
  • New Anna, Ill., lab to separate good grapes from bad (09/06/01)
    ANNA, Ill. -- The grape picking season is under way in Southern Illinois, and Shawnee Community College is doing something to ensure its quality. The college has opened a grape juice testing lab at its Anna Extension Center. The region's wine making is at stake, said Dr. Ben Maragni, coordinator of alternative agriculture at the college...
    John Tlapek reappointed to SEMO Board of Regents (09/06/01)
    John C. Tlapek of Cape Girardeau will serve a second term on the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. Gov. Bob Holden reappointed Tlapek to a six-year term on Wednesday, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. His term will end on Jan. 1, 2007...
    St. Francis' new birth center gives preview to public (09/06/01)
    When Jan Massey took a tour of the new Family BirthPlace at St. Francis Medical Center Wednesday afternoon, she said she could see a problem developing. It wasn't that the facility was incomplete or too small. It's just too nice. "Now everyone's going to want to get pregnant," said Massey, of Benton, Mo.,...
    Livestock auctions (09/06/01)
    Fruitland Livestock FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Fruitland Livestock Auction Tuesday receipts, 326; last week, 558; last year, 274. Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers 250-600 lbs sold 2.00- 3.00 higher, the heavier side of the offering sold steady. ...
    Autism - In search of answers (09/06/01)
    First Atlanta, then San Diego. But in between conferences where millions of people live, Defeat Autism Now will come to Cape Girardeau, bringing national experts to inform area families, doctors and educators about the latest breakthroughs and theories in the field of autism...
    Former eastern Missouri postmaster pleads guilty to fraud (09/06/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- A former eastern Missouri postmaster pleaded guilty Wednesday to federally defrauding the U.S. Postal Service and an organization representing postmasters of thousands of dollars. Tina Emery, 47, of St. Charles, admitted in U.S. District Court that she embezzled postal money orders valued at $3,742 in December 1998 while she was Hawk Point's postmaster. ...
    Dunklin County man imprisoned (09/06/01)
    A Dunklin County man has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges that he set fire to a Malden auto-repair shop last year. Louis E. Gamlin, 39, of Malden, also was ordered Tuesday in U.S. District Court to pay $44,000 in restitution in the March 2000 fire that destroyed Mike's Automotive...
    Kansas City Zoo gets six months for improvements (09/06/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- A professional association on Wednesday gave the Kansas City Zoo six more months to improve finances and staffing and upgrade a dilapidated orangutan exhibit. Zoo director Mark Wourms met in a closed meeting with the accreditation committee of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. The meeting took place in St. Louis, where the association will begin its annual conference Friday...
    Inquiry by congressman clears agents in dogs' death (09/06/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt on Wednesday defended federal agents who took criticism for the deaths of two dogs who succumbed to heat in a car as their owner was arrested in one of the Midwest's largest counterfeiting schemes. In a report capping an investigation requested by animal advocates, Blunt said the agents took reasonable steps to protect the English Bulldogs July 11 and that the owner, Edward Clyde Allen Sr., ultimately put the animals at risk by using them to protect his alleged criminal activity.. ...
    AT&T adds additional fee in Missouri (09/06/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many of AT&T's Missouri customers will soon see an additional fee on their long-distance bills -- whether or not they use the service targeted by the increase. The long-distance carrier has informed its Missouri customers that they will be billed an extra $1.95 a month beginning Sept. 15. The charge, the company says, will offset access fees that AT&T must pay local carriers to place in-state long-distance calls...
    Plan looks to turn Jefferson Barracks into historical park (09/06/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Sen. Jean Carnahan and House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt offered support Wednesday for a plan to turn 60 acres at Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County into a historical park. Carnahan and Gephardt, both Missouri Democrats, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Bob Holden seeking help in developing the project at the barracks, site of the first permanent military installation west of the Mississippi...
    Missouri Supreme Court names redistricting panel (09/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court has named a judicial panel to redraw Missouri's legislative districts for the next decade. The appointments Wednesday of six appellate judges from Missouri's three judicial districts comes a week after two citizen panels failed to reach an agreement on tentative maps based on 2000 census data...
    Drug benefit takes stage in session (09/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers began a special session Wednesday with more than enough support to pass a new prescription drug benefit for lower-income senior citizens. A majority of House and Senate members signed onto a pair of bills that differ only slightly and closely mirror the recommendations of Gov. Bob Holden's prescription drug task force...
    'Titanic' fight expected over cattle losses (09/06/01)
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A battle for the assets of Missouri man accused of selling the same cattle to more than one investor promises to pit private investors against banks, lawyers say. The Omaha World-Herald reported last month that George L. Young's cattle businesses closed Aug. 10, and media reports have estimated losses at up to $100 million...
    Local lawmakers expect smooth special session (09/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Area state lawmakers are predicting the special session of the General Assembly that began Wednesday to be productive and relatively swift. Gov. Bob Holden called the lawmakers into session to tackle three tasks: crafting a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, fixing a livestock pricing law and exempting this summer's federal tax rebates from state income taxes...
    Bathroom renovations at Missouri Capitol cost millions (09/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While the governor and lawmakers sweat over a budget crunch that has some offices conserving paper clips, their Capitol bathrooms are getting a $2.7 million makeover. When lawmakers returned Wednesday for the special session, they found that one of the more convenient men's restrooms -- right across the hall from the House chamber -- was a boarded-up construction zone...
    Republicans open collective bargaining hearings (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- With Democrats conspicuously absent, Republican senators opened hearings Thursday on the legality of Gov. Bob Holden's order allowing collective bargaining for thousands of state employees...
    Russians experts fear germ warfare research (09/06/01)
    MOSCOW -- Russian experts voiced concern Wednesday about U.S. plans to develop a potentially more lethal version of the bacterium that causes deadly anthrax, but the government refrained from immediate reaction. The Pentagon confirmed its intention Tuesday to conduct the research once legal reviews have been completed and the U.S. ...
    Figures suggest back-to-school sales gains (09/06/01)
    NEW YORK -- In a first look at the back-to-school sales season, three major retailers on Wednesday reported modest sales gains for August. "My sense is that the back-to-school season is still adversely affected by the onslaught of layoffs," said Jeff Feiner, managing director at Lehman Brothers...
    Investors take aim at HP, Compaq (09/06/01)
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Investors pounded the stocks of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. to 52-week lows Wednesday, indicating Wall Street has yet to be convinced HP's acquisition of Compaq is a good idea. HP shares fell 4 percent, or 79 cents, to $18.21 on the New York Stock Exchange. The price has fallen 22 percent since HP's stock swap with Compaq was announced late Monday, dropping the value of the deal from $25 billion to $19.5 billion...
    Administration - Most stem cell lines undeveloped (09/06/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Fewer than half the embryonic stem cell lines approved for federal funding are ready for research, the Bush administration admitted Wednesday as it defended the president's restrictions to skeptics on Capitol Hill. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said he expects more of the existing cell lines to be fully developed by the time federal grants are issued next year. Even if they aren't, he said, two dozen cell lines are enough to get the science moving...
    Fox surprises Bush with quick timetable (09/06/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Mexican President Vicente Fox, the first state visitor of the Bush presidency, challenged the United States on Wednesday to strike an agreement on immigration by year's end. President Bush said "there is no more important relationship" than with Mexico but did not embrace Fox's ambitious deadline...
    GOP leaders still want more tax cuts this fall (09/06/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Top congressional Republicans said Wednesday they want new legislation to stimulate the economy including cuts in the capital gains tax rate, despite President Bush's wish to delay such an effort. The GOP split emerged as Republicans stepped up efforts to combat Democratic claims that this year's tax cut was so costly that, unless savings are found, it could force the use of Social Security surpluses to pay for defense, education and other increases that both sides support...
    Reno has some party bosses cringing (09/06/01)
    MIAMI -- Janet Reno crisscrosses Florida in a red pickup. Those who have something to say to her can just call her up -- she's in the book. And when she announced for governor, she didn't call a news conference; she invited reporters over to her rustic house for one-on-one interviews...
    Students swarm campuses (09/06/01)
    HANOVER, N.H. -- A campus housing crunch at schools around the country is so bad that Dartmouth College has offered freshmen the chance to defer their first year in return for a year of free housing. Fourteen students out of the roughly 2,000 the Ivy League school accepted this year have taken Dartmouth up on its offer -- worth about $5,000 -- which was extended because of increased student enrollment...
    Fox promotes immigration overhaul in speech to Congress (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Mexican President Vicente Fox pressed his case for immigration overhaul to Congress on Thursday, urging greater trust between neighbors as the basis for "a new partnership in North America." Fox told a joint session of the Senate and House, "The time has come for Mexico and the United States to trust each other."...
    Russian rocket burns up in atmosphere off East Coast (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterA Russian rocket that had orbited the Earth since 1975 re-entered the atmosphere Thursday, its fiery debris creating a spectacular early-morning light show along much of the East Coast. "It was kind of sparkling a little bit, almost like it was on fire," said John Yeomans, who saw it at 6 a.m. as he and his wife were drinking coffee at home in Smyrna, Del. "It left just an incredible trail."...
    Administration no longer interested in breaking up Microsoft (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, reversing the Clinton White House legal strategy against Microsoft, told the software manufacturer Thursday it no longer seeks to have the company broken up. The department also said it will not pursue the bundling issues in its protracted antitrust suit against the software giant...
    Domenici says spending part of Social Security surplus harmless (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Social Security surpluses remain so huge that it would be harmless to use some of the money to finance other programs, a top Senate Republican said Thursday in a departure from the orthodoxy of both parties...
    Danforth tapped as special envoy to troubled Sudan (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush named a prominent former senator and ordained minister, John C. Danforth, to broker an end to an African civil war that after nearly two decades is grabbing the attention of Christian groups and western oil companies alike...
    Delegates struggle to find compromise at racism meeting (09/06/01)
    DURBAN, South Africa -- Under threat of a devastating European walkout, the World Conference Against Racism held closed-door meetings Wednesday to try to find compromise language on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and reparations for slavery. France warned it and the European Union could follow the United States and Israel by quitting the U.N. ...
    Crucial vote on peace plan clears Macedonian parliament (09/06/01)
    Associated Press WriterSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's peace process cleared a crucial test Thursday as parliament backed its overall framework and opened the way for NATO to resume collecting weapons from ethnic Albanian rebels. The vote passed 91-19, with two abstentions, following a nearly weeklong process in which many lawmakers assailed the pact but conceded the consequences of defiance were too grave...
    Homemade grenade blasts police in Northern Ireland (09/06/01)
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Schoolgirls screamed and their parents ducked after Protestant extremists hurled a homemade grenade at them Wednesday, the third day of a hate-fueled confrontation outside a Catholic elementary school in Northern Ireland...
    China, media near deal to trade programs (09/06/01)
    BEIJING -- Looking to spread its culture through television, China said Wednesday that it is near an extraordinary agreement to allow direct foreign broadcasts into citizens' homes -- if an English-language channel run by the Chinese government is disseminated across the United States...
    Jackson spikers beat Scott City for SEMO crown (09/06/01)
    NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Jackson Lady Indians swept away Scott City 15-6, 15-3 to capture the championship of the SEMO Conference Tournament. Jackson (6-0) defeated Sikeston 15-8, 15-5 in the semifinal match. "The girls played well," said Jackson coach Nancy Ellis. "We have a long way to go, but overall it was a good couple of days."...
    Cape serves up area's biggest volleyball tourney (09/06/01)
    Southeast Missouri's biggest regular-season high school volleyball tournament -- by far -- is ready for its 14th edition. The annual SEMO Specialties & Sports High School Volleyball Classic will be played Friday and Saturday at two venues on the Southeast Missouri State University campus and at Notre Dame High School...
    SEMO Sports & Specialists Volleyball Classic (09/06/01)
    Following is a list of the teams in each pool : Pool A: Advance, Leopold, Lesterville, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston. Pool B: Bloomfield, Gideon, Lindbergh, Notre Dame-Cape Girardeau, South Iron. Pool C: Cape Girardeau Central, Farmington, New Madrid, Notre Dame-St. Louis, Zalma...
    27 up, 27 down - Williams pitches two-hitter (09/06/01)
    SAN DIEGO -- Woody Williams threw six perfect innings against his former Padres teammates two nights after rookie Bud Smith pitched a no-hitter, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego 2-0 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Williams didn't allow a runner until rookie D'Angelo Jimenez lofted a fly ball into the left-center gap that fell in for a single on the first pitch of the seventh. ...
    Clemens wins 15th straight (09/06/01)
    TORONTO -- Roger Clemens set a Yankees record with his 15th straight victory, leading New York over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night. Clemens (19-1) also became just the second player in major league history to win 19 of his first 20 decisions. Rube Marquard of the New York Giants did it in 1912...
    Martinez hoping to start Friday against Yankees (09/06/01)
    BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez, who a day earlier criticized Boston general manager Dan Duquette for saying he was healthy, said Wednesday he hopes to pitch again this season. Martinez threw in the outfield while the Red Sox took batting practice before playing Cleveland. His next scheduled start is Friday at Yankee Stadium...
    Morris pitches 7 shutout innings (09/06/01)
    SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres got some hits -- eight of them -- and scored a run. Other than that, their offensive slump continued as they were beaten 6-1 by the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Matt Morris pitched seven shutout innings to join Arizona's Curt Schilling as the only 19-game winners in the majors, and rookie Albert Pujols hit his 33rd homer for the Cardinals...
    Venus, Capriati set for semifinal match (09/06/01)
    NEW YORK -- Venus Williams was erratic, Jennifer Capriati was ecstatic. Now the winners of the year's first three Grand Slam titles will meet for a spot in the final of the fourth major. Not a whole lot went right for Williams at the U.S. Open on Wednesday -- the 43 unforced errors, the 48 percent of first serves that missed the mark, the eight double-faults. Just enough did go the defending champion's way, though, to add up to a 6-3, 6-1 quarterfinal victory over Kim Clijsters...
    Martz, angry with media, threatens to close practice (09/06/01)
    ST. LOUIS-- St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz had to be talked out of closing practice Wednesday after he was asked about using running backs Marshall Faulk and Trung Canidate together in the backfield. Martz also shooed photographers and TV cameras from the field early in practice...
    Astros rip Reds 10-3 (09/06/01)
    CINCINNATI -- Vinny Castilla homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs as the Houston Astros shook up their struggling lineup and beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-3 Wednesday night. With Jeff Bagwell and Moises Alou watching from the bench, Castilla led the Astros to their best offensive showing in more than two weeks. His six RBIs matched his career high...
    NFL refs reject offer, replacements to open season (09/06/01)
    AP Football WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL referees' union rejected the league's latest contract offer on Thursday, and replacement officials will work at least the opening weekend of the regular season. The league said Tom Condon, head of the NFL Referees' Association, left a telephone message saying the union's board unanimously rejected the offer presented the previous day...
    Ho-hum attitudes stun Phillies skipper (09/06/01)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Larry Bowa isn't surprised the Philadelphia Phillies are in contention for a playoff spot. He's stunned by the way they're responding to it. "As a manager, it's hard for me to fathom no excitement in a pennant race," Bowa said Wednesday. "But it's their personality. There are some out there who have won before and you can hear them chirping. But most of them have never won...
    Dominicans see baseball as ticket out of poverty and into fame (09/06/01)
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Sitting on a trash-strewn sandlot in a Santo Domingo slum, Guillermo Matos Jr.'s eyes shine when he talks about the major leagues -- and what he would do to get there. "It is the fastest way out of poverty, for me and my family," the young catcher said...
    Sports digest 9/6/01 (09/06/01)
    Woods commits to St. Louis event ST. LOUIS -- Tiger Woods officially entered the American Express Championship next week in suburban St. Louis, the final World Golf Championship event for official money this year. The WGC event, to be played at Bellerive Country Club in west St. Louis County, is for the top 50 players in the world ranking, plus top money-winners from six tours around the world...
    Overcoming obesity - Researchers study successful dieters (09/06/01)
    NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps is still snoozing peacefully when John Kubacki trots out his front door for a sunrise run in Central Park. Across town, Patricia Brawer is already pumping iron with her personal trainer. Soon Toni Landau will be striding briskly on the treadmill in her bedroom, just like she has six days a week for the past 12 years...
    Health calendar and digest 9/6 (09/06/01)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10-11 a.m. at Cape Senior Center. The event is sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center. Healthy Bites seminar from noon to 12:40 p.m. on ethnic cooking, presented by Kris Schmidt, dietetic intern at St. Francis Medical Center. Lunch is served in Conference Room C of the education center. For information, call the Wellness Department at 331-5970...
    The horror of chiggers and basking in summer of someone's arms (09/06/01)
    Sept. 7, 2001 Dear Ken, Sitting in our favorite Chinese restaurant, my wife offers her right leg for my inspection. "Hmm," I say in a tone meant to imply insignificance. I pull up my left pants leg and roll the sock down below the ankle. "Oh!" she exclaims....
    The Dharma Bum (09/06/01)
    By Jaysen Buterin "Has anyone ever told you that look like Jesus?" - Asked of me by virtually every bloody person I've ever met, often on a continual basis. Wow, has it really been a month already? That went by faster than Walt Flanagan's dog, and in these two fortnights, so much has happened. ...
    Kill Your TV (09/06/01)
    By Jason Parker Mix 104.7's afternoon personality I was asked one time to be the lead singer of a rock band. It was seventh-grade, the new kid in town and I really didn't fit in. I was a skater kid from St. Louis who was forced to move to a town with less than 5,000 people...
    Get yer motors runnin' -- The HOGs are crankin' into Cape (09/06/01)
    Motorcycle lovers will get their motors runnin' and head on down the highway to Cape Girardeau -- meaning locals will see a lot of leather, chrome and heavy boots. The 2001 Missouri State HOG Rally, an adventure sponsored by the local HOG chapter, will take place here Sept. 7-9 and is expected to draw more than 3,000 HOG members to the city. It offers Cape Girardeans a chance to learn more about the biker lifestyle...
    Event schedule for September and October 2001 (09/06/01)
    MISSOURI RIVERPORT AMPHITHEATRE Sat. 9/8 Sammy Hagar Sat. 9/15 Matchbox Twenty Sat. 9/29 The Guess Who & Joe Cocker THE PAGEANT Thur. 9/6 Osomatli Mon. 9/10 Rollins Band Tue. 9/11 Carrot Top Thur. 9/13 Bela Fleck & The Flecktones...
    Cason Point (09/06/01)
    By Richard Cason What does it take to stir-up some controversy around here? I thought that in this conservative area, the hate mail would've been pouring in after my column concerning flag burning! I didn't get so much as note tied to a rock thrown through my window at home -how disappointing. I guess it shows that there are more people who think like me than I'd thought; not that it's a good thing...
    Tattoo for you, and body piercing too (09/06/01)
    By Jim Obert The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tatu," which means "to mark something." It is probable that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years B.C. The purpose of tattooing has varied from culture to culture over the years. In the United States after World War II, tattoos were frowned upon because of their association with Marlon Brando-type motorcycle hoodlums and juvenile delinquents...
    Veg Out! (09/06/01)
    by Becky Brown What do Pamela Anderson Lee, Leonardo da Vinci, Hank Aaron and Sting have in common? They are all vegetarians. Throughout the course of history, many people have been vegetarians. The reasons people enjoy a veggie lifestyle vary greatly...
    September Events in Cape (09/06/01)
    6 Open Mic/Writers Night, Grace Café 7 Don Haupt Jr., Grace Café Gospel Concert, SEMO District Fair State H.O.G. Ralley, Osage Community Center, thru the 9th Wise Acres, Port Cape 8 Harley Davidson Opening, Arts Council Todd Mayberry, Grace Café...
    Old Town ArtsCape (09/06/01)
    "Old Town ArtsCape", a fine art fair sponsored by The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, will be held on Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m .to 6 p.m., on the parking lot across the street from Bella Itallia on North Spanish Street. The fair is being held in conjunction with the fifth annual City of Roses Music Festival...
    OFF! on Music (09/06/01)
    Sum 41 All Killer No Filler These new millennium skateboarding punksters are self-aware masters of entertainment. They'll take you on a joy ride combining super pop with heavy metal, hip-hop and ska sounds. The single "Fat Lip" glides smoothly from an 80s Beastie Boys' sound to Blink 182 to Black Sabbath. Crazy combinations like this that'll make you laugh, but leave you asking for another listen...
    New sound to City of Roses Music Festival (09/06/01)
    By Jim Obert When the City of Roses Music Festival kicks-off downtown later this month, namebrand musicians will entertain with the rambling river as a backdrop. For the first time, wailing guitars, thumping drums and voracious vocals will emanate from Riverfront Park - inside the Mississippi River floodwall. Headliner musicians will play on a stage near the edge of the river or on a barge...
    Billboard's Top Ten (09/06/01)
    Billboard's Top Ten Modern Rock Tracks 1. Smooth Criminal, Alien Ant Farm 2. Fat Lip, Sum 41 3. Schism, Tool 4. Clint Eastwood, Gorillaz 5. How You Remind Me, Nickelback 6. It's Been Awhile, Staind 7. Control, Puddle of Mud 8. Hash Pipe, Weezer...
    Arts Council announces exhibit of antique motorcycles (09/06/01)
    The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri announces an exhibit of antique and restored Harley-Davidson motorcycles at Gallery 100. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 7, 5-8pm. The display continues through Friday, September 28. In conjunction with a Harley-Davidson Rally to be held in Cape Girardeau September 7-9, this exhibit will display some of the choicest antique Harleys held in private collections in this area. ...
    146th annual SEMO District Fair starts Saturday (09/06/01)
    Country music stars Neal McCoy and Charley Pride will perform at the SEMO District Fair to be held Sept. 8-15 in Arena Park. Grandstand events include horse shows, a pet parade, demolition derby and tractor-truck pulls. Astro Amusements returns with special wrist-band nights for rides...
    Reel News (09/06/01)
    Enemy at the Gates - video rental By Donna Denson The opening sequence of Enemy At the Gates depicts the 1942-43 siege of Stalingrad. Red Army soldier Vassili Zaitzev (Jude Law) is thrown off a train and into the heat of battle. Zaitsev is thrown into a boat where the choice is to stay on board and be shot by German fighter planes or jump into the water and be shot by their own commanders. ...
    Betty Chivalie (09/06/01)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Betty Chivalie, 69, of Key Largo, Fla., formerly of Cairo, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Mariner's Hospital in Tavernier, Fla. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
    Elva McConnell (09/06/01)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elva Estes McConnell Jr., 77, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Oct. 7, 1923, at Malden, Mo., son of Elva Estes and Gertrude Ellen Markle McConnell Sr. He and Virginia Jordan were married Sept. 9, 1949...
    Pauline McCollom (09/06/01)
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Pauline Jannett McCollom, 52, of Bloomfield died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 6, 1949, at Holcomb, Mo., daughter of Lowell and Lela Chambers Mann. She and Randy McCollom were married Sept. 13, 1989...
    Ryoko Reeder (09/06/01)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Ryoko Reeder, 69, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born March 16, 1932, in Tokyo, Japan, daughter of Hogoro and Hanako Kiyosu Matsuoka. She and Glenn O. Reeder were married Oct. 1, 1965, in Tokyo. He preceded her in death...
    Emma Anderson (09/06/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Emma Marie Anderson, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, at St. Charles, Mo., daughter of James Ebert and Nettie Croquart Anderson. Anderson was a beautician more than 25 years in Hartford, Ill. ...
    Linus Huck (09/06/01)
    COMMERCE, Mo. -- Linus E. "Bud" Huck, 86, of Commerce died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 9, 1915, at Crystal City, Mo., son of George W. and Ilma Baumstark Huck. He and Ann Alice Foster were married Oct. 3, 1936, in Fairfield, Ill...
    Naomi Finley (09/06/01)
    Naomi Yvonne Finley, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at her home. She was born June 23, 1934, in Mayfield, Ky., daughter of George Henry and Novella Myatt Callis. She first married Ralph McDaniel May 9, 1960. He died Nov. 13, 1975. She later married Thomas Finley Aug. 11, 1979, in Cape Girardeau...
    Velma Lee (09/06/01)
    Velma Lee, 81, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Christine May (09/06/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Christine May, 84, of Sikeston, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Clay County, Ark., the daughter of Joseph Lewis and Willie Lavada Wagner Murphy. She married Oather Liddell May on May 19, 1934. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1980. She also married Robert Franklin. He also preceded her in death...
    Roy Barks (09/06/01)
    SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Roy Lester Barks, 83, of Sedgewickville died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 16, 1917, son of David and Emma Statler Barks. He and Mary Seabaugh were married June 1, 1951. She died Jan. 3, 1994...
    Ralph Anderson (09/06/01)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ralph O. Anderson, 93, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 27, 1907, in Perry County, Mo., son of Bob and Maude Hudson Anderson. He and LaVesta M. Reeves Thoms were married March 14, 1942...
    Births 9/6/01 (09/06/01)
    Skinner Daughter to Jay D. and Susan Skinner of Dallas, Texas, Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas, 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Name, Rhiannon Elizabeth. Weight, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Skinner is the former Susan Lorberg, daughter of Jerry and Barbara Lorberg of Gordonville, Mo. She is a self-employed graphic designer. Skinner is the son of Jerry and Janet Skinner of Wichita, Kan. He is a geophysicist with Kerr McGee...
    Cape police report 9/6 (09/06/01)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 6 ArrestsSantos Felipe Sosa, 42, of 310 N. Pacific St. was arrested Tuesday by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court. Stephen Damian Evans, 18, of Clarksville, Tenn., was arrested Tuesday on a Sikeston, Mo., warrant for contempt of court...
    Cape fire report 9/6 (09/06/01)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 6 Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:At 4:15 p.m., emergency medical service at 341 N. Main St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 12:32 a.m., emergency medical service at 3020 Boutin Drive...
    Out of the past 9/6/01 (09/06/01)
    10 years ago: Sept. 6, 1991 MTV won't be pulled from local cable television service despite religious group's move to ban it from local airwaves; Roger Harms, who heads up local TCI Cablevision of Missouri, says petition being circulated by Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the American Family Association that supports removal of channel will have no effect on TCI's programming...
    Correction 9/6 (09/06/01)
    Lisa Gay McDaniel of 720 S. West End was involved in a car accident. She was listed incorrectly in Wednesday's police report as having been arrested. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Power-plant trip a good gesture by company (09/06/01)
    P But two opponents who visited the Kinder-Morgan Power Co. plant in Colorado came away still convinced they don't want a similar facility in their area of Cape Girardeau County. Neither of two people who oppose a plan to build a power plant in Cape Girardeau County changed her mind after visiting a similar but smaller plant in Colorado...
    Judge sends harsh warning to Butler County (09/06/01)
    P A former correctional officer in the Butler County Sherifff's Department showed that the behavior of her superiors and co-workers was wrong. Ruling in a sexual harassment suit, a federal judge put the Butler County Sheriff's Department on notice that public officials and their employees had best watch what they say and do around the people they work with...
    Politicans should keep hands off Social Security (09/06/01)
    To the editor: The headline in the Aug. 28 Southeast Missourian read: "Government must tap SS for $9 billion." I am an 85-year-old widow. I am not a politician, nor am I campaigning for Democrats, Republicans or independents. The Social Security account is not the government's money to spend. It was paid into the Social Security fund by employees and their employers. This fund has been tapped for years, and I have never seen or heard where even one IOU has been repaid...
    Work is welcome, but drop-offs can be dangerous (09/06/01)
    To the editor: I totally support Cape Girardeau's implementation of upgrading its streets. However, careless removal of paving with several inches of drop-off without any warning whatsoever could cause damage to cars going the speed limit of 30 mph. Or, worse yet, sudden stops at these parts of the pavement might cause rear-end collisions...
    Speak Out A 09/06/01 (09/06/01)
    Clearheaded analysis AL SPRADLING is arguably the best mayor Cape Girardeau has ever had. One of his many strengths is his level-headed and even-tempered approach to any and all problems facing our proud community. Though his guest column criticizing the Southeast Missourian generally and editor Joe Sullivan specifically concerning their ongoing criticism of the process of street repairs may have at first glance seemed an uncharacteristic verbal temper tantrum on his behalf, upon further reflection it becomes apparent that it was not. ...