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Stories from Saturday, September 29, 2001

Tragedy hits home (09/29/01)
Hospital staff makes donation Members of the emergency room staff at Southeast Missouri Hospital have collected $320 from a bake sale and chili day for the American Red Cross relief effort in New York. Superior Advertising in Gordonville, Mo., has donated several hundred map-shaped magnets of the United States and will donate those to the hospital ER collections. The magnets will be sold for donations to the Red Cross...
Special Olympics holds draft party on Sunday (09/29/01)
The Special Olympics will host a draft party in Cape Girardeau from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the A.C. Brase Arena Building. The event is designed to introduce new athletes and coaches to the activities of Special Olympics in the state. Special Olympics will offer free physicals, food and T-shirts during the afternoon. To register, call 334-2859 or e-mail williams@somo.org...
Corrections officers seek to oust union (09/29/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After nearly two decades of union representation at the Department of Corrections, a group of corrections officers is working to oust the union. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is the certified bargaining agent for more than 6,300 Department of Corrections workers, though only a minority belong to the union...
Fiery music opens festival (09/29/01)
Under a three-quarter moon Friday night, hot rock 'n' roll music poured from the yellow barge the musicians nicknamed the Big Banana. Some people at Riverfront Park danced in the chilling breeze off the Mississippi River. A spotlight illuminated an American flag flying above the stage. Riverboats towing barges passed by occasionally, spotlighting the musicians on stage from the other side...
'Federalizing security' at airports is worth attention, Emerson (09/29/01)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson says the federal government needs a larger role in airport security even if it means putting 14,000 to 20,000 baggage checkers and security officers on the payroll. "I don't have a problem with federalizing security," she told a crowd of 40 small-business owners and operators on Friday at a National Federation of Independent Business breakfast meeting at the Holiday Inn...
Trail gets $100,000 restrooms (09/29/01)
There's no need to hurry on Cape La Croix Trail any more. That's because there's a new 275-square-foot restroom facility along the 4.4-mile walking and biking trail that begins on Lexington Avenue near Route W and ends at Shawnee Park. A ribbon-cutting was held Friday morning announcing the opening of the $100,000 restroom, located next to Quality Car Wash on Mount Auburn Road...
Oak Ridge English teacher races sprint cars on the weekends (09/29/01)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Monday through Friday, 28-year-old Tanya Landewee teaches language arts classes at Oak Ridge High School. But come Saturday night she kicks off her heels, puts on a fire-retardant suit and helmet, and straps herself into a bright purple sprint car...
United Methodist Church launches 'Hallmark' style campaign (09/29/01)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As the camera focuses on a misty waterfall, a woman offscreen reads a letter of longing. "I miss you," she says. "I miss the sound of your voice, our late-night conversations. No one knows you like I know you." It seems like a commercial for a greeting card until she signs off, "Love, God."...
Groups push to make voting easier for felons (09/29/01)
CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- Virginia churches are lobbying the state to make it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. Thirty-seven states automatically restore voting rights to felons once they've served their time or completed a waiting period. Virginia requires case-by-case approval by the governor...
Reception planned for retiring Perryville pastor (09/29/01)
The Rev. Dr. Thomas N. Bass, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Perryville, Mo., and the Brazeau Presbyterian Church in Brazeau, Mo., will retire from active ministry. A special reception is planned Sunday at the Perryville Community Center in Perryville. The event begins at 2 p.m., with testimonials and music. A reception will be from 2:30-5 p.m. The public is invited...
Ministering to mourners (09/29/01)
From staff and wire service reports The Rev. Stephen McConnell thought the task facing him in the early hours of Sept. 11 would be the grimmest of his day. A car accident had killed a father of four, and the Basking Ridge, N.J., minister had to tell the widow...
Conference to address church growth, evangelism (09/29/01)
Finding the courage to share their faith is often the most difficult challenge a Christian faces, but the Rev. Sam Ramdial is encouraging his congregation to make the Gospel contagious. Ramdial, pastor of First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, is asking his church leadership teams to attend a weekend conference on "Becoming a Contagious Christian" Oct. 5-6 at the church...
James Wolfe, longtime Capitol correspondent, dies at 75 (09/29/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- James F. Wolfe, whose career as an owner, editor and reporter for Missouri newspapers spanned more than half a century, died Thursday. He was 75. Wolfe died around 10:30 p.m. at his Jefferson City home. He had been ill for some time with leukemia...
Nurses walk off job at St. John's (09/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Registered nurses at one of the St. Louis area's biggest hospitals began a 72-hour work stoppage Friday, a day after rejecting the hospital's contract offer. The strike at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in west St. Louis County began at 6 a.m. It followed a 763-62 vote by union nurses Thursday to launch the three-day walkout. Negotiations have been going on for nearly two years...
Holden signs changes to state livestock law (09/29/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Meat packers pledged to resume paying cash for live animals in Missouri after Gov. Bob Holden signed legislation Friday repealing much of the state's unique price discrimination law. Holden said the revised law, which took effect immediately, should end a financial drain on Missouri's farmers...
U.S. in 'hot pursuit,' says Bush (09/29/01)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is in "hot pursuit" of terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush declared Friday as officials said Pentagon special forces had been operating inside Afghanistan. Democratic calls for expanded jobless benefits gained ground amid fresh signs of a sputtering economy...
Researchers using scan to study mummy who turned into soap (09/29/01)
PHILADELPHIA -- Sometime in the 19th century, a fat woman died and her body changed almost entirely into soap. It may sound like an urban legend, but researchers are serious. On Thursday, they performed a CT scan on the woman's mummified body hoping to learn more about the process that turns some corpses into a waxy, soap-like substance called adipocere...
U.S. raids could come from former Soviet bases (09/29/01)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. military officials planning strikes in Afghanistan can choose from dozens of Central Asia bases to launch the attacks -- including some the former Soviet Union used during its Afghan war. Bases in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that were used by the Russians during the 1979-89 war also could be staging areas for smaller groups of special forces...
Third artificial heart recipient doing well (09/29/01)
HOUSTON -- The third recipient of a self-contained mechanical heart was alert and responsive at a hospital Friday, two days after surgery, and could try to walk next week, doctors said. "Certainly this man would have never left the hospital alive without this effort," said Dr. O.H. Frazier, chief of cardiopulmonary transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute...
Economy near standstill during second quarter (09/29/01)
WASHINGTON -- The economy came to a virtual standstill in the second quarter, the government said Friday, another ominous sign that the Sept. 11 terror attacks probably pushed the country into recession. With those attacks causing billions of dollars in lost business, forcing thousands of layoffs and dragging down consumer confidence, many economists believe a full-blown downturn is unavoidable...
Judge tells Microsoft, feds to settle case (09/29/01)
WASHINGTON -- Citing the recent terrorist attacks, the new judge in the Microsoft antitrust case on Friday ordered both sides to participate in intensive negotiations to settle the four-year legal battle. "There's no reason this case can't be settled," the judge said...
Authorities focus on group suspected to have aided in attacks (09/29/01)
and John Solomon ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- U.S and European authorities are zeroing in on a small group of men in England, Germany and the United Arab Emirates believed to have plotted the Sept. 11 attack and provided assistance to the hijackers, government officials said Friday...
Disputed holy site caught in archaeological tug of war (09/29/01)
JERUSALEM -- At Jerusalem's most bitterly contested religious shrine, there's now one more issue in dispute -- renovations at the two hilltop mosques. The Muslims who control the site, which they call Haram as-Sharif, say extensive digging at the compound in recent months has created more prayer room for worshippers and has not harmed anything of historical value...
Seven killed on anniversary of fighting (09/29/01)
JERUSALEM -- Pledging to sustain their uprising against Israel, thousands of Palestinians marched Friday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the anniversary of the fighting. Elsewhere, six Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, but the bloodshed did not derail efforts to implement a truce...
Security Council backs terrorism crackdown (09/29/01)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-sponsored resolution Friday night demanding that all countries take sweeping measures to crack down on terrorism. Responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the council set out a new set of requirements that every nation must meet to cut off funding and support for terrorist activities and improve the exchange of information about terrorist networks...
Major hurricane hits Mexico's Baja peninsula (09/29/01)
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Hurricane Juliette barged into the tourist resorts at the tip of the Baja California peninsula and hung around like an unwelcome guest Friday, smashing docks, ripping off roofs and tossing uprooted trees into flooded streets...
Notre Dame slips past Cape Central in extra innings (09/29/01)
The Notre Dame High School softball team continued its sensational season with a thrilling 4-3, extra-inning victory over visiting Cape Girardeau Central Friday afternoon. After the contest was tied 3-3 following seven regulation innings, the Lady Bulldogs pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth to raise their record to 20-2 and drop the Lady Tigers to 12-12...
Mario breaks state record (09/29/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Graceful. Incredible. Historical. The red and white blur otherwise known as Mario Whitney rushed for a state-record 460 yards and six touchdowns on 32 carries as the Indians (5-0) defeated Parkway North (2-3) 56-22 Friday night at Jackson Stadium...
Tigers suffer OT loss to Graves Co. (09/29/01)
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- The Cape Girardeau Central Tigers might not want to schedule the Graves County (Ky.) Eagles in the future. Central lost to Graves County for the third year in a row as the Eagles handed the visiting Tigers a 13-7 overtime setback Friday night...
Scott City holds off Chaffee 23-21 (09/29/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- It may not be the best of times for Scott City and Chaffee football, but Friday's contest between the two teams should leave both with their heads held high. Scott City (2-3) ran its win streak against the Red Devils to 17 games with a 23-21 victory at Chaffee High School...
Paterno, Penn St. both need a win (09/29/01)
The coaching Bowdens are coming off losses, Joe Paterno is desperate for a win and Fresno State is rooting for Oregon State to beat UCLA. College football is back in full swing this weekend, with all Top 25 teams in action and six games with both schools ranked in the AP poll...
'Huskers shoot for 23 straight over Mizzou (09/29/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Nothing good seems to come Missouri's way when the Tigers play Nebraska. There are the 22 consecutive losses, but it's more about the heartbreak. In 1997, the unranked Tigers improbably led No. 1 Nebraska heading into the final play of regulation. A deflected pass paired with a diving catch, as confused students at Faurot Field rushed from the stands in short-lived celebration, kept the Huskers' national championship season alive...
SEMO soccer stays unbeaten with 3-2 victory (09/29/01)
TULSA, Okla. -- Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team finally allowed its first goals of the season Friday night, but that didn't prevent the Otahkians from remaining undefeated. The Otahkians, who had won their first six games of the year by shutout, improved to 7-0 by holding off Tulsa 3-2 on the opening day of the four-team Oral Roberts Adidas Classic...
TSU climbs back into rankings (09/29/01)
When the 2001 college football season began, Tennessee State was not regarded as one of the nation's better teams -- or even as an upper echelon squad in the Ohio Valley Conference. But all that changed last Saturday when the Tigers stunned Florida A&M -- ranked ninth nationally in Division I-AA at the time -- 27-7...
McGwire thinks Bonds will break HR record (09/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire believes it's just a matter of time before his home run record, considered a feat for the ages just three years ago, falls to Barry Bonds. "All I'm going to say is he's got an excellent chance," McGwire said before the St. Louis Cardinals' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night. "I'm rooting for him...
Red-hot Cardinals trounce bungling Pirates, win 14-3 (09/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Edgar Renteria and Miguel Cairo had three RBIs apiece and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of five Pittsburgh errors in beating the Pirates 14-3 Friday night. Mark McGwire hit his first Busch Stadium homer since Aug. 1 and Cairo doubled in three straight at-bats as St. Louis won for the 12th time in 14 games closed within three games of Houston, the NL Central leader. The Cardinals began the night with a three-game lead over San Francisco in the wild card race...
Twins help slim hopes in Central (09/29/01)
CLEVELAND -- Eric Milton didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning and Cristian Guzman scored on a throwing error by pitcher Danys Baez (5-3) as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Friday night. Minnesota closed within 6 1/2 games of Cleveland, whose magic number for clinching the AL Central remained at three...
Braves cool off surging Mets (09/29/01)
ATLANTA -- Andruw Jones and Javy Lopez each hit two-run homers Friday night to help the Atlanta Braves increase their lead in the NL East with a 5-3 win over the New York Mets. The Braves moved two games ahead of second-place Philadelphia and four in front of the Mets with the win. The Phillies lost 6-5 in 10 innings at Florida...
Blues blank Predators in exhibition action (09/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis goaltender Fred Brathwaite stopped 13 shots to help the Blues to a 2-0 exhibition victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Al MacInnis and Christian LaFlamme scored power play goals to pace the winning attack. The St. Louis defense helped Brathwaite by killing off four penalties...
Owner of No. 70 watches Bonds' assault on 'Mark' (09/29/01)
Todd McFarlane admits he's feeling a bit torn by Barry Bonds' home-run chase. Being a baseball fan, McFarlane realizes it might be uplifting these days to see Bonds break the record. Then again, McFarlane has a reason to root against Bonds. Actually, more than 3 million of them...
Defending champ Leonard holds lead at Texas Open (09/29/01)
SAN ANTONIO -- Justin Leonard won't give up his grip on the Texas Open. The defending champion shot a 7-under-par 64 Friday to take a three-stroke lead over first-round leader Marco Dawson and Carl Paulson after the second round. Leonard, a Dallas native who played at the University of Texas, had 10 birdies on a cloudless but breezy day to finish with a 13-under 129 total on the LaCantera Golf Club course...
Rams' Timmerman draws high praise (09/29/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Toiling in the trenches, St. Louis Rams offensive guard Adam Timmerman definitely caught the attention of his coaching staff. Kurt Warner or Marshall Faulk or Isaac Bruce could have been named the team's offensive player of the week after last week's 30-26 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. All of them had big days...
NFL, auto dealers resume talks (09/29/01)
NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL and the National Automobile Dealers Association resumed talks Friday in an attempt to work out a schedule change that would enable the city to keep the Super Bowl. With a week's worth of games postponed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the NFL hopes to move the Super Bowl back one week to Feb. ...
Bonds rips HR No. 68 (09/29/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 68th home run on Friday night to move within two of Mark McGwire's record. In the second inning, Bonds put a 3-0 pitch from San Diego right-hander Jason Middlebrook deep into the right-center field bleachers for a solo homer. It was Bonds' third homer in six days against Middlebrook, who also yielded Bonds' 65th and 66th homers last weekend in San Diego...
James Smith (09/29/01)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- James E. Smith, 58, of Jonesboro died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 12, 1942, in Chicago, he was the son of Charles R. and Sylvia E. Bickel Smith. On Aug. 3, 1963, he married Judith A. Sandin...
Helen Harris (09/29/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Helen Virginia Harris, 75, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of Daniel and Willia Segraves Courter. She and Roy Charles Harris were married May 11, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. He died May 9, 1996...
Laura Krieger (09/29/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Laura Catherine "Katie" Krieger, 93, of Scott City died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 19, 1908, at Illmo, Mo., daughter of Frank and Laura J. Moore Hopke. She and Alfred William Krieger were married Nov. 9, 1935, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died May 20, 1971...
Eleanor Best (09/29/01)
Eleanor Estelle Best, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Utica, N.Y., daughter of Arthur F. and Ada H. Peck Vining. She and Jack Brownley Best were married July 18, 1936, in Milford Pike County, Pa. He died June 19, 1963...
Harold Morgan (09/29/01)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Harold Morgan, 83, of Dongola died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. He was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Union County, son of Frank and Ella Frick Morgan. He married Mary Belle Penrod Osman. Morgan was a retired farmer and member of Odd Fellows Lodge...
Charles Moore (09/29/01)
DELTA, Mo. -- Charles A. Moore, 86, formerly of Delta, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo. Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel with burial in Cape County Memorial Park...
Rika Mabrey (09/29/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Rika Mabrey of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Beulah Shell (09/29/01)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Beulah Shell, 94, of Advance died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1907, in Dongola, Mo., daughter of Jim and Willie Shell. Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Lambert of Advance and Hettie Baker of St. Charles, Mo...
Verna Huber (09/29/01)
Verna M. Huber, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 22, 1917, daughter of Charles W. and Anna Springer Rahkopf. She and Edgar W. Huber were married in 1935. He preceded her in death in April 1975...
Rodger Curry (09/29/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rodger Leon Curry, 55, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in Southaven, Miss. Survivors include his wife, Karla; a son, Trent Curry; and a daughter, Kristin Licklider. Friends may call at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, Ill., from 3-6 p.m. Sunday...
Carmen Barnes (09/29/01)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Carmen N. Barnes, 81, of East Prairie died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Polk County, Tenn., daughter of James Earl and Beulah O'Dell Stinnett Weems. She and Robert Marion "Bob" Cade were married Aug. 5, 1938. He died Jan. 25, 1965. She and Noah Barnes were married in September 1976. He died April 30, 1996...
Ola Hopkins (09/29/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Ola M. Hopkins, 92, of Dexter died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. She was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of George W. and Belle Gramlin Hall Vanpool. She first married Grant Singleton Nov. 2, 1940, at Farmington, Mo. He died April 12, 1967. She married George Hopkins Aug. 12, 1967, at Dexter. He died Aug. 23, 1984...
Robert Ward (09/29/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert Howard "Bob" Ward, 64, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1936, at Lilbourn, Mo., son of Howard B. and Martha Lucille Campbell Ward. He and Betty L. Alexander were married Aug. 1, 1958, in Vanduser, Mo...
Shirley Peck (09/29/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Shirley Hedrick Peck, 64, of Malden died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at her home. She was born March 19, 1937, at Malden, daughter of Ralph Owen and Ida Mae Wagner Jones. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Hedrick of Jackson, Miss., Stacey Hedrick of Flint, Mich.; a daughter, Debra Gipson of Clio, Mich.; a brother, the Rev. Billy Jones of St. Peters, Mo.; a sister, Nina Ott of Dexter; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Births 09/29/01 (09/29/01)
Daughter to Jim Brian and Liz Marie Yokley of Altenburg, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001. Name, Clara Marie. Weight, 6 pounds 13 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Yokley is the former Liz Mueller, daughter of Tim and Colleen Mueller of Altenburg. She is employed at the Lutheran Home. Yokley is the son of Joe and Shirley Yokley of Bronaugh, Mo. He is employed at PR Developers Inc...
Sheriff 09/29/01 (09/29/01)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Saturday, Sept. 29 DWIRobyn J. Tyner, 24, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sept. 22 for driving while intoxicated. Jodi L. Margrabe, 26, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Sept. 22 for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsQuintin L. Norris, 30, Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Sept. 22 for second-degree assault...
Fire 09/29/01 (09/29/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept.29 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 7:46 p.m., an alarm sounding at 160 S. Broadview. At 10:19 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector sounding at 1959 Briarwood. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 1:48 a.m., an emergency medical service at 31 S. Lorimier...
Police 09/29/01 (09/29/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 29 ArrestsJoshua Herert Trankle, 18, Marble Hill, Mo., was arrested Friday for failure to appear in court. Christopher Ross Anderson, 19, Kansas City, Mo., was arrested Friday for failure to appear in court. Maurice Lydell Welch, 18, 907 S. Ellis, was arrested Thursday for contempt of court...
Out of the past 9/29/01 (09/29/01)
10 years ago: Sept. 29, 1991 St. Vincent de Paul Parish celebrates its 155th anniversary with special liturgy, pancake and sausage breakfast, and open house; celebration accompanies blessing of 7,380-square-foot addition to parish school. Friedenberg - The 11th annual reunion service at former Peace Lutheran Church at Friedenberg is held in afternoon; speaker is Leroy Vogel, director of professional development and placement at Concordia Seminary in St. ...
correction 9/28 (09/29/01)
Flu shots will be available at the Scott County Health Department from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. An incorrect date was listed in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Head to the riverfront early (09/29/01)
The City of Roses Music Festival continues tonight in Old Town Cape Girardeau with headliner Eddie Money performing on the Mississippi main stage barge. But no need to wait until he begins playing at 8 p.m. before heading to the riverfront. The music kicks off at 10 a.m. with talented local bands and classical ensembles at several venues, and a daylong arts show -- with 20 booths featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts -- beginning at the same time...
POW-MIA ceremony had dual purpose (09/29/01)
Every year, Jackson residents and others faithfully gather for a somber, mile-long march around the city's beautiful parks. They are young and old, some hoist flags high and others walk with their heads bowed, but they are all there to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action from America's past conflicts...
Bill prompts freedom vs. security debate (09/29/01)
A Bush administration bill authored by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is causing consternation among civil libertarians, but almost everyone can agree on parts of it. It's called the Mobilization Against Terrorism Act, and it was written to rid American crime fighters of rotary phone and post office laws in a cell phone and Internet age...
Thanks go to volunteer firefighters (09/29/01)
To the editor: We would like to thank all the volunteers from the Gordonville Fire Department and those from all the other departments which assisted them with controlling the fire in the lower level of the storage building at 145 Greenbrier, Cape Girardeau, on Sept. 21...
Speak Out 09/29/01 (09/29/01)
I AM personally very gratified to see all the flags being flown and displayed here in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area. But what hurts this veteran is to see this American flag being used to sell automobiles. Likes pictures BELIEVE ME, the media know we have a new president, but I will take all the pictures of President Clinton and Sen. Clinton they want to show us!...