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Stories from Tuesday, September 25, 2001

New endurance racing game as good as reality (09/25/01)
The Le Mans 24 Hour race is an epic competition. Cars ranging from modified street cars to some of the most powerful racing cars ever made drone around the French countryside, trying to cover the most distance in 24 hours. Turning that race into a videogame is a tall order, but developer Melbourne House and publisher Infogrames have done a creditable job upgrading the Dreamcast title "Test Drive Le Mans" for the PlayStation 2...
People and things 09/25/01 (09/25/01)
Two selected to contend in Heisman program Tessa Bollinger and Matt Angle were selected by Meadow Heights High School to contend in the eighth annual Wendy's High School Heisman Program based on their performances academically and participation in extracurricular activities...
Ka'line's country (09/25/01)
Editor's note: This is a chapter installment from Jean Bell Mosley's book "Wide Meadows" that was first published in 1960. "Lynchie Sal!" someone hollered form the field. "Get up out of that dust and fetch some water." Lynchie Sal stirred, raised to a sitting position, stuck her tongue out at the big man....
Nighttime cold forces early harvest of freshwater shrimp (09/25/01)
Southeast Missourian GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- John Lorberg studiously watches the weather forecasts just like any other farmer. The cold snap he saw coming made him hasten to harvest his crop Monday a week early. When it was in, he breathed a sigh of relief...
FAA grounds crop-dusters (09/25/01)
Southeast Missourian CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Stephen Austin's job has been up and down since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. On Monday it was down. He and other Bootheel crop-dusters, along with their counterparts nationwide, weren't spraying anything after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded crop-dusting planes amid worries about terrorism...
Oskar to get things rolling (09/25/01)
Lee Oskar was the harp player for the funk band WAR, which started life in 1970 playing behind rock legend Eric Burdon. WAR and Burdon recorded three albums and the hit "Spill the Wine" before he left. In subsequent years, the band put together their own string of hits, including "Low Rider," "Cisco Kid" and ""Why Can't We Be Friends?"...
Region digest 9/25 (09/25/01)
Cape Rose Hills Garden Club marks 50 years The Rose Hills Garden Club marked its 50th anniversary Monday with an elegant tea and display of past honors. The event was celebrated at the Chateau Girardeau, and former members were invited. The group is one of several garden clubs in Cape Girardeau and helps maintain the rose display garden in Capaha Park and the Freedom Corner. The group also helps maintain the landscaping at the Parkview School and at other sites...
Charter executive to leave firm (09/25/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Stock in Charter Communications dropped nearly 20 percent Monday after the company unexpectedly announced Jerry Kent, a co-founder who grew Charter into one of the nation's largest cable television providers, will leave at week's end...
Illinois Democrats offer legislative map (09/25/01)
CHICAGO -- Democrats offered a new legislative map Monday that pits fewer Republican incumbents against each other than their original proposal and reduces some downstate districts that had been drawn to stretch more than 100 miles. The amended map, filed by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Bilandic, was presented as a compromise of sorts from Democrats aware that any proposal they approve will be challenged in court. ...
Testimony begins in case of boy dragged to death (09/25/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Christy Robel cried on the stand Monday as she recounted her struggle to free her 6-year-old son from his seat belt before he was dragged several miles to his death. "I tried to get him out," Robel said during questioning by Jackson County Prosecutor Bob Beaird. "I was just frantic. I was just screaming and hollering to stop so I could get him out."...
Holden taps chief of staff (09/25/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Mike Hartmann, the state's chief administrator who served as the top aide for two previous governors, was named Monday as Gov. Bob Holden's chief of staff. Hartmann, who served as chief of staff for Democratic Govs. Roger Wilson and Mel Carnahan, will replace Julie Gibson, who is taking a job as a consultant for the state Democratic Party. Hartmann also served as Carnahan's deputy chief of staff from 1996 to 2000...
Long-distance plan draws questioning (09/25/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Justice Department has raised more questions -- and withheld its support -- on Southwestern Bell's application to offer long-distance service in Missouri and Arkansas. The evaluation released Monday marks the second time the department has criticized Southwestern Bell's Missouri proposal, which is pending before the Federal Communications Commission...
Muslim students leave area universities (09/25/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Anxious parents and anti-Muslim sentiments are prompting some international students attending universities in the region to pack their bags. At least 45 University of Missouri international students have left since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, school officials said...
Rental-car rivals struggle after attacks (09/25/01)
ST. LOUIS -- As its rivals struggle in the wake of the terrorist attacks, Enterprise Rent-A-Car says it has enjoyed a smoother ride with what has made it the segment's domestic leader over the years -- a focus on business away from U.S. airports. Drawing just 5 percent of its business from the domestic airport market, St. Louis-based Enterprise said Monday it has weathered the ripple effect of the Sept. 11 terrorist strikes that have curtailed U.S. air travel...
Lang ends Illinois gubernatorial bid (09/25/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The field of Democratic candidates for governor got a little less crowded Monday with Rep. Lou Lang's decision to drop out of the race. The Skokie Democrat announced he would run for another term in the Illinois House rather than seek the nomination for governor...
Colleagues, friends baffled at suicide (09/25/01)
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- The mayor of this Southern Illinois city left behind more than a grieving family when he took his own life last week. Mayor Kirwan Heisner's shocked colleagues are filled with questions about what might have led him to shoot himself at the graves of his parents Sept. 18. Following an autopsy, the death was ruled a suicide...
Kinder sues governor over bargaining rights (09/25/01)
Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder is spearheading a legal challenge of Gov. Bob Holden's controversial executive order that granted collective bargaining rights to many state employees. Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, Democratic state Rep. Quincy Troupe of St. Louis and others filed a lawsuit Monday in Cole County Circuit Court seeking to overturn the governor's order as unconstitutional...
Schools open hearts to victims (09/25/01)
ST. LOUIS -- From fund-raising car washes to gifts of cards and letters to schoolyard memorials, schools around Missouri are finding ways to memorialize and aid victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Students have responded with contributions of money and gifts. They've also constructed makeshift memorials to help ease the hurt in their own communities as well as in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania...
More veterans seek help following attacks (09/25/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Images of the World Trade Center collapsing and workers searching for human remains are dredging up painful memories for combat veterans. Calls to veterans centers in the region have increased after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The veterans -- survivors of conflicts as far back as World War II and as recent as the Gulf War -- have complained of flashbacks...
Music stimulates same part of brain as food and sex (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON -- In a study that may explain why some people have a powerful emotional response to music, researchers have found that melodies can stimulate the same parts of the brain as food and sex. "People now are using music to help them deal with sadness and fear," said Dr. Anne Blood, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charles-town, Mass. "We are showing in our study that music is triggering systems in the brain that makes them feel happy."...
People talk 9/25/01 (09/25/01)
Lopez Puerto Rican concert to air in U.S. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Jennifer Lopez went back to her roots for a concert in her parents' homeland of Puerto Rico that will be televised in the United States this fall. "It's a pleasure for me to be here in Puerto Rico with the people who I love," Lopez told the thousands in attendance at San Juan's Roberto Clemente stadium on Saturday...
Senator wants bill to keep fighter jet production going (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON -- With the nation girding for war, Sen. Kit Bond wants the military to split production of the Joint Strike Fighter, regardless of who wins the competition to build it. Bond, R-Mo., is preparing legislation to keep fighter jets rolling off the lines at Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. The two aerospace giants are vying for a $300 billion contract that the Pentagon will award late next month, and many say the loser will ultimately stop making jet fighters...
Changes to Yahoo articles highlight quiet Internet danger (09/25/01)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The dangers of Internet worms and viruses are well known, but security experts are warning of a more pernicious and potentially more damaging kind of attack -- the manipulation of content on trusted Web sites. The issue became clear with the recent revelation that a hacker had rather easily entered Yahoo news pages and inserted phony quotes and wrong information on stories...
Rumsfeld - Goal to reduce terrorism (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. goal is to reduce the global reach of terrorism, not to eliminate it entirely, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday. At a news conference announcing home mortgage interest rate cuts for Reservists and members of the National Guard called to active duty, Rumsfeld was asked if Bush's goal is to stamp out terrorism...
Man faces charge of helping hijackers get phony ID cards (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON -- One man has been charged with helping some of the hijackers in the terrorist attacks fraudulently obtain Virginia identification cards, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile, the government ordered all airport workers with access to planes and secure areas to submit to new criminal background checks...
Nation & world digest 09/25/01 (09/25/01)
Bin Laden calls on Pakistanis to fight DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States, called on Pakistan's Muslims to fight "the American crusade," according to a statement broadcast by an Arab television station...
Lower fares won't lure fliers (09/25/01)
CHICAGO -- With the traveling public still fearful after this month's airborne terrorist attacks, the airline industry is facing a daunting task in luring customers back. There is a sense in the industry -- where most flights are only one-third to half full -- that incentives used in the past to fill aircraft won't work until public confidence in airline security is restored, analysts say...
Tornado in Maryland kills at least two (09/25/01)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A tornado ripped through suburban Washington on Monday, killing two students on the University of Maryland campus and injuring at least 50 other people in the area, officials said. Several buildings were damaged when the tornado touched down about 5:20 p.m. About 16,000 residents in the area lost power, Potomac Electric Power Co. officials said...
Four dead, nine missing after explosion in coal mine (09/25/01)
BROOKWOOD, Ala. -- Four miners died and nine who rushed in to help were missing and feared dead after explosions rocked the nation's deepest coal mine. If the deaths of all 13 miners are confirmed, it would be the worst mining accident in the United States since 1984...
National briefs 09/25/01 (09/25/01)
Leading indicators fall 0.3 percent in August NEW YORK -- The economy was weakening even before the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, a new Conference Board survey showed Monday. The New York-based Conference Board said its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.3 percent in August to 109.6, following a revised 0.4 percent increase in July...
Managers deal with ramifications of terrorism (09/25/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Speakers at an international gathering of facility managers struggled Monday to put a name to the devastation of the biggest buildings of them all, the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "What happened on Sept. 11," as many labeled the attacks that embodied a building manager's worst nightmare, made terrorism an urgent topic at the annual meeting of the International Facility Management Association...
Stocks fluctuate but hold steady (09/25/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Stock prices fluctuated but showed signs of stability Tuesday as investors looked for bargains after last week's precipitous drop. The major indexes closed modestly higher, withstanding several waves of profit-taking from Monday's big rally. Analysts were generally pleased with Wall Street's performance and noted that just holding steady is good news, given stocks' recent volatility...
Supreme Court to determine if states can execute mentally ill (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court made clear Tuesday that it will soon decide if it is constitutional to execute mentally retarded killers, substituting a moot North Carolina inmate's case with one from Virginia. The court's first choice had been the case of Ernest McCarver, but before arguments could be heard North Carolina passed a law banning such executions...
Consumer confidence plunges in September (09/25/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence plunged in September to its lowest point since early 1996 as this month's terrorist attacks added to Americans' concerns about the already frail U.S. economy, the Conference Board said Tuesday...
Ashcroft - Bill would not have stopped attacks (09/25/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's anti-terrorism package wouldn't have prevented the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Attorney General John Ashcroft told a House committee Monday as lawmakers said they needed more time to consider measures...
U.S. poverty rate declines to 11.3 percent of population (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. poverty rate decreased to 11.3 percent of the population last year while American household income was down slightly, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Nationwide, 31.1 million Americans lived in poverty, down from 32.3 million or 11.8 percent of the population in 1999. The median household income was $42,148. Accounting for inflation, that is down slightly from $42,187 the previous year...
Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of school vouchers (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether school voucher programs like those favored by the Bush administration are a constitutional use of taxpayer money. The court said it will hear three related cases arising from a program that provides tuition aid to parents of nearly 4,000 students in failing public schools in Cleveland...
Bush briefs congressional leaders on plans (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush brought congressional leaders up to date Tuesday on U.S. troop deployments around the globe and said the government was working to restore confidence in airline security and help workers thrown off the job. Saudi Arabia broke diplomatic ties with the terrorist-harboring rulers of Afghanistan...
U.S. and major allies pledge coordinated financial attack (09/25/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and its major allies agreed Tuesday to produce a coordinated plan to freeze assets of terrorist organizations and pledged in a joint statement to leave no stone unturned in the effort...
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks back on the agenda (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will hold often-delayed truce talks Wednesday morning in the Gaza Strip, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. It would be the first of three sessions planned to work out a formal cease-fire and possibly a timetable for an eventual resumption of peace talks. Violence has dropped considerably since the two sides declared an informal truce last week...
Truce talks in Israel called off (09/25/01)
JERUSALEM -- Israel-Palestinian truce talks sought by the United States were again put off Monday after a Jewish woman was killed in a shooting attack in the West Bank. Israel also took a step toward sealing itself off from Palestinians militants, closing off a swath of West Bank land, angering Palestinians and drawing U.N. criticism...
Tribesmen push for deposed king as 'symbol of peace' (09/25/01)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- Among the turbaned men sitting cross-legged on a red carpet and fingering prayer beads, the consensus was evident Monday: the only hope for their shattered nation was their exiled 86-year-old king. In Rome since a cousin dethroned him in 1973, Mohammad Zahir Shah kindles memories among these southern Afghan tribesmen of a peaceful past, before the country descended into two decades of war...
Pakistani pragmatism - If bin Laden is guilty, punish him (09/25/01)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- In the street, for the cameras, it is daily ritual: a knot of bearded men excoriate America and torch a slightly comical straw George W. Bush. Indoors over tea, things are less simple. "Osama bin Laden is a hero to many people, and they want him to survive," said Farid Khan, who spends his day ladling curries and listening to customers. "But if it cannot work out, let him go. It is not worth a war."...
World briefs 09/25/01 (09/25/01)
British killer may publish book on serial killers LONDON -- One of Britain's most infamous murderers will be allowed to publish a book on serial killers after the institution where he is a prisoner dropped efforts Monday to block the book. Ian Brady is imprisoned at a hospital for the criminally insanein northern England. A lawyer for the facility said Monday that it found no reason the book should not be published...
Ex-communists lack outright majority (09/25/01)
WARSAW, Poland -- Ex-communists from Poland's Democratic Left Alliance succeeded in ousting Solidarity from parliament -- but lack the majority needed to govern alone, preliminary elections results showed Monday. Exit polls following Sunday's vote indicated the Democratic Left had a 1-seat majority in the 460-seat lower house. But the mood turned grim as new results Monday showed the Democratic Left's victory slip to 219 seats, or 41 percent -- 12 seats short of a majority...
Frail pope unable to complete speech in Armenia (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterYEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- Pope John Paul II, appearing frail and tired, was unable to complete his speech after arriving Tuesday in the capital of Armenia. A priest finished reading the prepared text, as the 81-year-old pontiff sat slumped on a throne...
Saudi Arabia severs Taliban ties (09/25/01)
Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic links with the Taliban on Tuesday, leaving Pakistan as the sole country with formal ties to Afghanistan's hard-line leaders. Osama bin Laden's organization, meanwhile, threatened attacks against "Americans and Jews."...
Pope John Paul II expresses respect for 'authentic Islam' (09/25/01)
ASTANA, Kazakstan -- Pope John Paul II said Monday that the Catholic Church respects "authentic Islam," making the distinction between it and the fanaticism that some fear will stigmatize the religion in the wake of the U.S. attacks. The pope's statement, made during a four-day visit to the Central Asian country of Kazakstan, echoed his efforts to calm international anger following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington...
ND softball hands a second loss to Kelly (09/25/01)
BENTON, Mo. -- After not having beaten Kelly on the softball field in quite a few years, the Notre Dame High School Lady Bulldogs now have two victories over the Lady Hawks in less than a week. In a battle of area powers, Notre Dame slipped past host Kelly 3-2 Monday afternoon. Last Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs upended the Lady Hawks 2-0 in Cape Girardeau...
Southeast gets new basketball assistants in place (09/25/01)
Less than three weeks before the start of practice, Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner finally has his staff in place. New assistant coaches Gary Abner and John Daniel, along with holdover Keno Davis -- who has been moved up the ladder -- were introduced to the media Monday morning at the Show Me Center...
Indians put focus on OVC opener (09/25/01)
Whether Southeast Missouri State University's football team will be a legitimate Ohio Valley Conference contender this season is yet to be determined. But, entering this Saturday's league opener at Tennessee State, Southeast Missouri State University coach Tim Billings doesn't see why the Indians can't compete with the OVC's best in 2001...
Otahks fall to Missouri (09/25/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A strong University of Missouri volleyball team ended Southeast Missouri State University's three-match winning streak with a four-set victory Monday night. The host Tigers prevailed 30-14, 27-30, 30-14, 30-17 as they improved their record to 9-1. The Otahkians fell to 5-5...
Red Sox loss assures Yanks share of title (09/25/01)
BOSTON -- Tony Batista had his fifth straight multihit game and the Baltimore Orioles beat Boston 5-1 Monday night, assuring the New York Yankees at least a tie for the AL East title. The Yankees, who were idle Monday night, are 89-60. With 14 games left, the Red Sox can win no more than 89...
Packers manhandle Redskins 37-0 (09/25/01)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins both verified their season openers were no flukes. Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes, Ryan Longwell kicked three field goals and Ahman Green rushed 25 times for 116 yards as the Packers routed the Redskins 37-0 Monday night...
Rhodes ties Japan's HR record (09/25/01)
TOKYO -- Tuffy Rhodes, who spent six undistinguished seasons in the major leagues, hit his 55th home run Monday to tie the Japanese record set by the great Sadaharu Oh in 1964. Rhodes, an outfielder for the Kintetsu Buffaloes, connected for a solo shot off hard-throwing Daisuke Matsuzaka in the fifth inning of a 7-6 win over the Seibu Lions. He has five games remaining to break Oh's record...
Astros build lead over Cards (09/25/01)
HOUSTON -- Lance Berkman and Moises Alou had two RBIs apiece in a seven-run fifth inning as the Houston Astros beat St. Louis 9-3 Monday night to extend their lead in the NL Central to 5 1/2 games over the Cardinals. Houston's magic number for clinching their fourth division title in five years is seven. The Cardinals are the only other team to win the NL Central in that span, doing it last season. St. Louis has lost two straight after a nine-game winning streak...
Martz grateful Rams overcame mistakes (09/25/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Despite costly turnovers and a high penalty count, the St. Louis Rams are 2-0. "We made a lot of mistakes early," coach Mike Martz said Monday, a day after the Rams' 30-26 victory at San Francisco. "Fortunately, we were able to climb out of that hole...
Bonds makes HR assault with bats made of maple (09/25/01)
OTTAWA -- In the Mayflower Pub and Restaurant five years ago, an idea emerged that changed a life and just might help Barry Bonds break the home-run record. It was over a beer there that carpenter Sam Holman first got the challenge to build a better bat...
SEMO athletes nab OVC weekly honors (09/25/01)
Southeast Missouri State University athletes Beth Guccione and Bobbi Carlile have been honored by the Ohio Valley Conference. Guccione was named OVC Soccer Player of the Week as the senior goalkeeper recorded two shutouts and five saves in a pair of Otahkian wins. Guccione has been in the nets every minute so far this season as the Otahkians are 6-0 and have not allowed a goal...
Braves fall into tie for first with Phils (09/25/01)
MIAMI -- Ken Caminiti grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded and Atlanta lost to the Florida Marlins 1-0 Monday night, dropping the Braves into a tie with Philadelphia for first place in the NL East. The Marlins scored in the second inning on catcher Javy Lopez's throwing error. Brad Penny and two Florida relievers made it stand up, blunting the Braves' bid for a second straight ninth-inning comeback...
Margaret Johnson (09/25/01)
Margaret M. Johnson, 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Michael Whitehurst (09/25/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Michael Kevin Whitehurst, 40, of Jackson died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau, from a heart condition. He was born Dec. 21, 1960, in Ports-mouth, Va., son of James and Florence Rountree Whitehurst. He and Cynthia Davis were married April 25, 1981...
Elizabeth Russell (09/25/01)
Graveside service for Elizabeth Fannie Russell of Cape Girardeau will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lorimier Cemetery. David Mueller will officiate. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Russell, 88, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Heartland Care Rehab Center...
Harry Williamson Sr. (09/25/01)
ESSEX, Mo. -- Harry Glenn Williamson Sr., 82, of Essex died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his home. He was born May 26, 1919, in Essex, son of Harry and Lee Crutcher Williamson. He and China Wanda Lee Crews were married Feb. 25, 1941, in Oak Grove, La...
J.W. Sherwood (09/25/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Graveside service for James William "J.W." Sherwood of Sikeston will be held at 11 a.m. today at Matthews Cemetery. The Rev. Charles H. Pipkins will officiate. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Sherwood, 63, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Marie Shrum (09/25/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marie A. Shrum, 87, of Marble Hill died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.
Births 9/25/01 (09/25/01)
Hahs Son to Brian Scott and Jill Renee Hahs of Oak Ridge, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 7:09 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. Name, Bryce Scott. Weight, 8 pounds 14 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Hahs is the former Jill Mueller, daughter of Roy and Irene Mueller of Farrar, Mo. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center. Hahs is the son of Larry and Dorothy Hahs of Oak Ridge. He is employed at Do It Best Corp...
Friedheim man injured in wreck (09/25/01)
FRUITLAND, Mo. -- A Friedheim, Mo., man was seriously injured Monday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree near Fruitland. Milford Klaus, 76, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 12:35 p.m. accident on Route KK, 10 miles north of Fruitland...
Cape police report 9/25 (09/25/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 25 DWIBart Edward Simmons, 26, of Sikeston was arrested Saturday at Independence and Main streets for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsMark Allan Musselman, 17, address unknown, was arrested Sunday at Broadway and Perry for resisting arrest, open container and minor in possession of alcohol...
Cape fire report 9/25 (09/25/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 25 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 4:90 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1226 Cousin St. At 4:14 p.m., an illegal burn at 419 S. Pacific St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 9/25/01 (09/25/01)
10 years ago: Sept. 25, 1991 Number of forcible rapes reported in Cape Girardeau in 1991 already has outpaced year-end totals for each of last five years; police say apparent culprit is date rape; by end of August, most recent period for which information was available, police had logged nine forcible rapes; that compares with eight in all of 1990, six in 1989, seven in both 1988 and 1987, and two in 1986...
Correction 9/25 (09/25/01)
An incorrect Web address was listed for Marty Riley in Sunday's Lifestyles section. The correct site is www.painturpet.com. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
New career center was sound investment (09/25/01)
If educational resources represent one of the strongest predictors of a community's future, then the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center promises to return mightily on the $11 million it cost to build. This state-of-the-art facility neighboring the under-construction Central High School is built like a giant T with three wings, one for health-related careers, one for business and one for trade and industry. ...
Fair endures as American icon (09/25/01)
This year's SEMO District Fair fended off a sluggish economy, bridge construction delays and a national tragedy to distract, delight and reward roughly 100,000 visitors. It remains one of the region's annual highlights. From rousing star performers to sticky caramel apples, there was a little bit for everyone. Such a large event does not take place without serious coordination, and all involved in the planning and organization of the fair deserve congratulations...
Americans coming together (09/25/01)
To the editor: Dec. 7, 1941, a Sunday, was a tragedy that awoke a sleeping giant, the U.S.A. I was 15 years old at the time and didn't realize the implications that this day would bring. This meant war. Many people today don't realize that World War II was a war for survival because we came very close to being dominated by a foreign country. ...
Speak out 9/25/01 (09/25/01)
OUR COUNTRY is united, Democrats and Republicans alike. But Miss Hillary talked during our president's address to the nation, rolled her eyes and her face showed a major attitude. Why is it allowed? Proud of Jackson I'D LIKE to thank the Jackson people for their tribute to the fallen in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. Jackson has shown its vigilance and patriotism with many flags and tributes to the Americans who have fallen. I'm very proud to live in Jackson, Mo...