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Stories from Tuesday, September 18, 2001

X-games boarders won't beat Tony Hawk (09/18/01)
The Associated Press When you decide to take on skateboard legend Tony Hawk at his own game, you better bring more than a beat-up board and a dream. Unfortunately, when ESPN and Konami decided to break out skateboarding in "X Games Skateboarding" for the PlayStation 2, they left their best stuff at home...
Winners from the SEMO District Fair (09/18/01)
BEEF CATTLE Angus Grand champion heifer -- Hamilton Angus Reserve champion heifer -- Southern Illinois University Grand champion bull --Orville Birk Reserve champion bull -- Bootheel Angus...
Funds sought to fix historic Glenn House (09/18/01)
Pat Ruopp says the 108-year-old Glenn House is part of the city's rich downtown culture, a vernacular-style home that not only adds to the city's deep river history but helps feed city coffers through tourism dollars. "It's an actual site that tells something about the history of our town," said Ruopp, the president of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau. "And it's the only historic home in the city that is open to the public."...
Event will honor WWII veterans (09/18/01)
Dr. Joel Ray's family bleeds patriotism. It's there in the military exploits of his father and three uncles in World War II, one of whom died in the Battle of Midway. His father fought the Germans in North Africa and Europe, survived prisoner of war camps and assisted in planning the invasion of Normandy in 1944. His military courage won him two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart...
Far more buyers reported locally (09/18/01)
Monday was a long trading day for local brokers watching a plunging stock market and dealing with anxious investors. In the first day of trading since terrorism shut down markets Sept. 11, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 684.81 points. The Nasdaq composite, considered the world's technology benchmark, slumped more than 115 points, and the S&P 500 Index tumbled 4.9 percent to 1,038.77...
Briefs 4a 9/18 (09/18/01)
County clerk to talk tonight at League meet Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller will speak at the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri meeting at 7 tonight in the Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Miller's topic will be "Election Laws that Affect You." The meeting is open to the public...
New leader, board member chosen for Cape schools (09/18/01)
It was a night of personnel changes for the Cape Girardeau School District. Superintendent Dan Steska formally announced his June 30 resignation, Steve Trautwein was appointed to the board and current assistant superintendent Mark Bowles was given a three-year contract to be the district's next chief executive. It all happened at Monday's regular board meeting...
Building code changes discussed (09/18/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The fastest-growing city in southern Missouri is cracking down on contractors. Monday, the Jackson Board of Aldermen held a public hearing on a long-deliberated set of revisions aimed at strengthening parts of the city code controlling stormwater drainage, detention and erosion control along with building permits and inspections...
Tragedy hits home (09/18/01)
Readers ask for flag etiquette information Since Tuesday's tragedy, residents across the country have hoisted their U.S. flags to show their patriotism and unity. It is no different locally. The Southeast Missourian has received a number of calls about the proper etiquette of flag display. The American Legion adheres to the following rules, which were adopted by the National Flag Conference in Washington in June 1923:...
Researcher fighting slugs with worm parasite (09/18/01)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Parwinder Grewal is working on research he hopes will wipe out slugs before they do the same to farmers' fields. The Ohio State University researcher and entomologist is trying to discover a microscopic parasitic worm known as a nematode that crawls into a slug through its breathing pore, multiplies and kills the pest in about a week...
council action for 9/18 3a (09/18/01)
Public hearings Consent ordinances
  • Approved an ordinance amending Section 16-33 of the city code relating to motorcycle safety trust fund. Approved an ordinance amending Chapter 16 and Chapter 24 of the city code to remove the words "street foreman."...
  • Teaching the teacher (09/18/01)
    In July while hundreds of students were enjoying summer vacation, a dozen Jackson junior and senior high school history and communication arts teachers were in a classroom learning a variety of new teaching techniques. And only one month after school got back in session, the teachers who attended the weeklong class agreed what they learned during the summer is making an impact on their lives and their students' learning...
    Gephardt- Nation's soldiers set for duty (09/18/01)
    AFFTON, Mo. -- Ashley Lipham is just 16, a high school junior in suburban St. Louis and keenly aware that her generation has never faced the prospect of war, let alone fighting one. So when Rep. Dick Gephardt, her congressman and the House Minority Leader, stopped in to speak with her class Monday, six days after terrorist attacks on New York and Washington killed thousands, her question was admittedly one of innocence...
    Travelers welcome increased security (09/18/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly a week after terrorist attacks temporarily shut down airports across the country, travelers passing through Kansas City International Airport Monday said they have no complaints about tightened security measures. The extensive security was evident to airport visitors as they entered each terminal. A traffic control officer stood at the entrance of each parking garage, checking photo identification of drivers who entered...
    Region digest 5a 9/18 (09/18/01)
    Matthews teen-ager dies in one-vehicle crash MINER, Mo. -- A Matthews, Mo., teen-ager was killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that 16-year-old Steven Brashear was traveling on New Madrid County Route AA, seven miles south of Miner at 9:42 p.m. when the northbound vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole...
    Arrest warrants issued for pair from Arkansas (09/18/01)
    MINER, Mo. -- Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two Arkansas residents in connection with a July 28 theft of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia, an ingredient used to make methamphetamine. Richard L. Holeman, 37, of Jonesboro, Ark., and Johnnie R. ...
    Audit critical of food, phone costs (09/18/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The lack of official policies on providing food for state employees and the use of the state's cellular phones leads to an inefficient -- and in some cases inappropriate -- use of taxpayer resources, according to State Auditor Claire McCaskill...
    Questions of drug bill arise (09/18/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While Gov. Bob Holden and many state lawmakers congratulated one another last week for passing a prescription drug benefit for senior citizens, some legislators were worried about the law of unintended consequences. The new program, depending on which set of numbers you believe, will cost the state between $60 million and $100 million for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. ...
    Bush says bin Laden wanted 'dead or alive' (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Monday the United States wants terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden "dead or alive." The Federal Reserve cut key interest rates, but nervous investors sent Dow Jones industrial stocks plunging to their largest point loss ever...
    Crews search for victims after collapse of bridge (09/18/01)
    PORT ISABEL, Texas -- Crews found a fifth body Monday while searching for people trapped in their cars after driving off a bridge that partially collapsed when it was hit by barges and a tugboat. Trooper Adrian Rivera, a Department of Public Safety spokesman, said at least five people have been confirmed dead and another three or four are missing in the Queen Isabella Causeway. The collision Saturday knocked out part of the bridge, the only one linking Port Isabel and South Padre Island...
    Synagogues increasing security (09/18/01)
    The Jewish High Holy Days arrived Monday night with synagogues under the watch of extra security guards and police, but worshippers greeted the period of personal reflection with vows not to be intimidated by last week's terrorist attacks. Three police officers stood in front of a Reform Jewish seminary at the edge of Manhattan's Greenwich Village as a steady stream of people, some wearing red, white and blue ribbons, arrived for services...
    Changes in airport security may take time in some places (09/18/01)
    BOSTON -- Bruce Fagaley grew uneasy as he waited outside Terminal B at Logan Airport to meet relatives. A car -- with no driver -- idled for at least 15 minutes near the terminal. Fagaley watched as two state troopers walked by the car, and said nothing...
    Sell-off blamed for big declines (09/18/01)
    and Eileen Alt Powell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- In the smoky shadow of the World Trade Center, stock prices plummeted but stopped short of collapse Monday in an emotional, flag-waving reopening of Wall Street...
    Businesses whittle down inventories (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Businesses pared excess inventories in July for the sixth straight month, helped out by a solid gain in sales. But some economists worried that stocks could pile up again if consumers, shaken by last week's attacks, close their pocketbooks...
    Government rushes to put armed guards on jetliners (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Armed guards may become almost as much a part of air travel as pilots and flight attendants as the government rushes to get hundreds of new marshals on board airliners. Federal agencies are being asked to contribute armed plainclothes security officials while the Federal Aviation Administration begins to train a new generation of marshals to provide security on airplanes. Many are coming from the Justice Department, Attorney General John Ashcroft said...
    Some who aren't getting tax rebate check can still qualify for (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Some taxpayers who didn't qualify for a tax rebate check this summer will still get 2001 tax relief when they file returns next year. Key members of Congress told the Treasury Department in a letter released Monday that certain dependents, nonresident aliens and others who were excluded from the checks should still benefit from the 2001 installment of the 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut...
    Panels prepare to beef up laws (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers pushed aside other work Monday to take up the administration's request for wiretapping and other counterterrorism laws, prompted by Attorney General John Ashcroft's warning that terrorists could still be active in the United States...
    U.S. special forces could play big role (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- They're the "snake eaters," the "night stalkers," clandestine commandos -- they're Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Green Berets, Air Force special operations teams and Marines trained to launch small-scale attacks from aboard Navy ships...
    FBI investigateing new Internet worm (09/18/01)
    AP Technology Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft Tuesday warned computer users about a new Internet threat that could slow the global network worse than the "Code Red" worm that struck earlier this summer. Ashcroft said the FBI and private firms are assessing the effects of the program, known as "W32-Nimda," which has affected possibly tens of thousands of computers. ...
    Wall Street stabilizes in Tuesday morning trading (09/18/01)
    Wall Street stabilizes in Tuesday morning trading By LISA SINGHANIA and EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street showed signs of stabilizing in early trading Tuesday, a day after a reopening shockwave sent the Dow to its biggest one-day point drop...
    Federal grand jury hearing evidence about terrorist attacks (09/18/01)
    By PAT MILTON Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal grand jury has been convened to investigate the terrorist attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, The Associated Press has learned. The grand jury was convened in White Plains, a suburb north of New York, and will review evidence and issue subpoenas, according to a law enforcement source who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity...
    U.S. marks the shattering attacks one week ago (09/18/01)
    AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush led the nation in a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the passage of "a really horrible week" after the nation's deadliest terrorist attack. His administration said it was considering direct financial aid to the hammered U.S. airline industry and a federal grand jury opened an investigation into the suicide hijackings...
    New Yorkers sadly mark one week since World Trade Center attack (09/18/01)
    New Yorkers sadly mark one week since World Trade Center attacks By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Staggered but unbowed, New Yorkers paused at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, reflecting on the terrorist attacks that shook their city exactly one week earlier...
    Afghans live grim life in nation ravaged over decades by war (09/18/01)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Mir Jan slowly slides his fingers along the scar that runs across his forehead. His cheek bone protrudes. Another scar zigzags down the side of his nose, causing his nose to be pushed to one side. He lifts his unkempt beard to reveal another jagged seam; this one runs almost from ear to ear...
    Gun battles erupt in Israel; U.S. again tries to broker truce t (09/18/01)
    JERUSALEM -- Gun battles in the West Bank and Gaza Strip left one Palestinian dead and 15 wounded Monday, including five boys. Four Israeli soldiers were also hurt in the fighting, which came despite U.S. efforts to broker truce talks. In one clash near the West Bank town of Ramallah, Israeli tank shells hit a mosque, a kindergarten and a rescue vehicle, Palestinians said...
    Arafat says he is enforcing truce (09/18/01)
    Arafat says he is enforcing truce; Israel says it is halting military strikes against the Palestinians By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced Tuesday that he is unilaterally enforcing a cease-fire, and Israel responded by ordering a halt to offensive military operations...
    World briefs 09/18/01 (09/18/01)
    Parents plead for safety of daughters in Kabul ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The father of an American aid worker jailed in Kabul, Afghanistan on charges of preaching Christianity said he pleaded Monday with the country's Taliban rulers to let him take his daughter's place...
    Notre Dame falls on home floor (09/18/01)
    Meadow Heights limped into the home of the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs a little shorthanded, personnel-wise, but with no shortage of desire. The Lady Panthers' girls volleyball team defeated Notre Dame 15-10, 5-15, 15-6 Monday night "This team really pulled together and wanted to prove something tonight, because we had some unfortunate events occur," said Meadow Heights coach Erin Hoffman...
    Notre Dame softball cruises past Sikeston (09/18/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Notre Dame High School softball team continued its impressive season Monday afternoon as the Lady Bulldogs routed host Sikeston 10-0 in a game stopped after five innings by the run rule. Notre Dame, which improved to 15-2, got a complete-game pitching performance from Ramona Blankenship. In five innings, she allowed three hits and no walks while striking out five...
    Indians' beliefs still high after loss (09/18/01)
    Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings said before the season that it was vital for his young team to get off to a strong start in order to build confidence. So, now that the Indians are just 1-2 after three games -- even though they very easily could be, and probably should be, 3-0 -- where do the Indians rank on the confidence meter heading into Saturday's contest at 0-2 Illinois State?...
    Otahkians open OVC schedule (09/18/01)
    Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team is off to somewhat of a slow start this year, which is not all that unusual. Coach Cindy Gannon's philosophy has always been to play rugged non-league competition early in the season in order for the Otahkians to become as ready as possible for the start of their Ohio Valley Conference schedule...
    Source- NFL reaches deal with locked out referees (09/18/01)
    NEW YORK -- The NFL and its officials agreed to a new contract Monday, all but ending the lockout and the need for replacements, a league source told The Associated Press. The deal, which must be ratified by the 119 officials, is for the same amount of money the league had offered on Sept. 4, although some details are different...
    Phils tighten race in NL East (09/18/01)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Rolen hit two home runs off Greg Maddux (17-9) and the Philadelphia Phillies came back from baseball's six-day break to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 Monday night and tighten the NL East race. The Phillies won the opener of a four-game series and closed within 2 1/2 games of Atlanta...
    Cards return with a 'W', tie for wild card lead (09/18/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Coming off his no-hitter, rookie Bud Smith allowed only three hits in seven innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Monday night. The 21-year-old Smith held San Diego hitless Sept. 3. He skipped a start after throwing 134 pitches in that outing, then waited for baseball to resume play after Tuesday's terrorist attacks...
    Red Sox suspend Everett (09/18/01)
    The Associated Press BOSTON -- Carl Everett was suspended for four games by the Boston Red Sox on Monday, a day after reporting late to a workout, the latest in a series of penalties against the outfielder. Everett reportedly berated manager Joe Kerrigan, who had told him to leave when he arrived late. He also had several run-ins with Jimy Williams, who was fired as manager Aug. 16...
    Missouri reschedules Michigan St. (09/18/01)
    The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri and Michigan State have agreed to reschedule last weekend's postponed football game for noon on Dec. 1 in East Lansing, Mich. The game was originally supposed to be played Sept. 15, but was called off as the nation grieved following last week's terrorist attacks...
    Wizards accidentally list Jordan on Web site (09/18/01)
    NEW YORK -- He's back! He's back! Oops, well, he's almost back. For 90 minutes Monday, Michael Jordan was listed as an active player for the Washington Wizards on the team's Web site. Apparently, someone pressed a button a little too soon. "Just a clerical error," NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. "Our Internet department was making preparations in case he comes back."...
    briefs.sept18 (09/18/01)
    Dunn wins sprints; James wraps up title BENTON, Mo. -- Lee Dunn drove past points leader Robbie Standridge on the third lap and dominated the field of sprint cars from there to win Saturday at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark...
    Berries found along roads high in substance that may fight can (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- A hardy bush long treated as good for little but curbing soil erosion produces an edible berry that scientists have found is up to 17 times richer than tomatoes in lycopene, a compound widely believed to protect against cancer. They're known as autumn olives, but they are more like cranberries in taste and size. In parts of Asia, they're eaten as a fruit...
    Joint venture Surgeons develop better way to install artificial (09/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Just 12 hours after getting an artificial hip, Sally Heinzen was out of the hospital and back home. That's astoundingly fast -- most hip implant recipients are hospitalized four or five days. A Chicago doctor, teamed with surgeons in Oregon and Canada, is turning the grueling job of hip replacement into a minimally invasive operation by slipping in the artificial joint through two small incisions instead of a 12-inch slice...
    Richard Sanders Sr. (09/18/01)
    DELTA, Mo. -- Richard Earl Sanders Sr., 54, of Delta, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, outside of Advance, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
    Joe Sherrod (09/18/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joe D. "J.D." Sherrod, 79, of Sikeston, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1922, near Hayti, Mo., to Dave Crockett and Rosalee Brodglin Sherrod. He married Virginia Eaton on Nov. 18, 1943, in Marion, Ark...
    Betty Johnson (09/18/01)
    GLEN ALLEN, Mo. -- Betty Lucille Johnson, 65, of Glen Allen died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 11, 1936, at Dudley, Mo., daughter of James Franklin and Minnie Bessie Thompson Johnson. Johnson was a 1955 graduate of Lutesville High School. She had been a nurse's aide at the former Bond Nursing Center, and had worked on the family farm. She was a member of McGee Chapel Church...
    Ruby House (09/18/01)
    Ruby House, 87, of Dresden, Tenn., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Methodist Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin, Tenn. She was born June 2, 1914, in Weakley County, Tenn., daughter of Charles Wesley and Ida Elizabeth Jackson Culbertson. She married John B. House...
    John Marshall (09/18/01)
    John Edward Marshall, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, Ill. He was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Granite City, son of John S. and Dorothy M. Burt Marshall. He and Ruth V. Roberts were married March 25, 1951, at Potosi, Mo...
    Laura Eakins (09/18/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Laura L. Eakins of Sikeston will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Dolan Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau. Eakins, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Miner Nursing Center...
    Edna McHarry (09/18/01)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Edna Mae McHarry, 84, of Ullin died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Ullin, daughter of Nathan Gilbert and Sarah Olive Tramel Melvin. She and William Edwin McHarry were married March 26, 1934. He died in 1975...
    Ernest Brown (09/18/01)
    WYATT, Mo. -- Ernest Edward Brown, 84, of Wyatt died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 10, 1917, in Wyatt, son of John J. and Maggie Belle Goode Brown. He and Goldia D. Sullivan were married Dec. 14, 1938. She died Sept. 9, 1988...
    George Bertling (09/18/01)
    SYCAMORE, Ill. -- George G. Bertling, 73, of Sycamore died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at his home. He was born April 29, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Walter and Arnetta Bertling. Bertling was a retired electrician, and member of IBEW Local 364. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
    Hazel McIntire (09/18/01)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Hazel McIntire, 94, of Owensboro, Ky., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Carmel Home in Owensboro. She was born March 20, 1907, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Elbert Jefferson and Nancy Keller Hinkle. She and Clyde McIntire were married in 1928. He died in 1985...
    Steven Brashear (09/18/01)
    MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Steven Michael "Spike" Brashear, 16, of Matthews died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 12, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Wayne and Kathy Ann Thompson Brashear...
    John James (09/18/01)
    DELTA, Mo. -- John C. "Muck" James, 75, of Delta died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
    Wilson Watkins (09/18/01)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Wilson Watkins, 89, of Dexter died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. He was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Middleton, Tenn., son of James Wesley and Mexi Watkins. He and Dora V. Ellison were married Sept. 2, 1933. She died Aug. 4, 1993...
    Robert Ward (09/18/01)
    Robert L. Ward, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Rector, Ark., son of Robert Lee and Martha Jackson Ward. He and Irma J. Greene were married July 16, 1949, in Piggott, Ark...
    Evelyn Cuba (09/18/01)
    Evelyn C. Cuba, 75, of St. Louis died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born in St. Louis, daughter of Walter and Rosina Stein. She married Raymond J. Cuba, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Richard Cuba of Cape Girardeau, Robert Cuba; three daughters, Barbara Hatton, Joanne Kohne and Carolyn Bruce; three sisters, Rosemary Rehme, Lenora Gerber and Carol Evans; a brother, Robert Stein; and 14 grandchildren...
    Cape fire report for 9/18 (09/18/01)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 18Firefighters responded to these calls Tuesday: At 9:12 a.m., a fire alarm at St. Francis Medical Center. At 9:22 a.m., a medical assist at 2624 Azalea Drive. At 11:56 a.m., a medical assist at 244 Siemers Drive. At 2:35 p.m., a smoke scare at 1008 Bloomfield Road....
    Cape police report for 9/18 (09/18/01)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 18 SummonsesSteven Paul Martin King, 17, 234 S. Ellis, Apt. C.; Shannon Reagan Mungle, 38, 307 S. West End Blvd.; and Alonzo Nathan Jones, 20, 324 S. Hanover, were issued summonses Sunday for peace disturbance at 307 S. West End Blvd...
    Accidents in region result in injuries (09/18/01)
    An 81-year-old Dexter, Mo., woman was seriously injured Sunday in an accident west of Dexter. Janie Edwards was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after the noon accident at the U.S. 60 and Highway 51 junction, 8 miles west of Dexter...
    Out of the past 9/18/01 (09/18/01)
    10 years ago: Sept. 18, 1991 Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors has endorsed proposal for city's purchase of Cape Girardeau water system from Union Electric; City Council has placed $11.8 million bond issue on November ballot to allow voters to decide whether city should purchase water system; bond issue includes $8.5 million for purchase of system and additional funds for operating costs and system improvements...
    Not all gas stations profiteered (09/18/01)
    While many gas stations across the state clearly gouged consumers during the uncertainty of terrorist strikes last week, the same cannot be said for Cape Girardeau County proprietors. If area consumers missed that fact, it's understandable, because the 10 to 15-cent increases common in Cape Girardeau County last Tuesday appeared to take advantage of the frenzy. In fact, most local gas stations increased the rate in step with the projected increase in oil spot prices...
    A land of Hispanic opportunity (09/18/01)
    In the past decade, the Hispanic population in Cape Girardeau County has nearly doubled, with more than half living in Cape Girardeau. The total number is not large in size, 624 residents according to the 2000 U.S. Census, but it does have an impact as government services learn to assist residents whose English is basic, and the Cape Girardeau School district hires a full-time English as a Second Language teacher. ...
    New Air Force recruit showing patriotism (09/18/01)
    (Ed. note: This letter originally was sent to staff writer Andrea Buchanan.)Dear Ms. Buchanan: Recently, you interviewed me while I was waiting to give blood at the Osage Centre. I am pleased with the article. But what I am e-mailing you about is that, when my dad read the article, he began to cry. It touched a side of him I have rarely seen. My father and the rest of the region saw a side of patriotism I have always had...
    speakout 9/18.4b (09/18/01)
    Religion of peace YOUR PHOTOGRAPH of Dr. Shakil and fellow followers of Islam worshipping at Cape's Islamic Center in condemnation of the terrorist attack and in solid support of America spoke more than a thousand words, words that shouldn't have to be spoken at terrible times like these, but, sadly, need to be. ...