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Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Rush Limbaugh discloses his hearing loss (10/09/01)
Radio talk-show host and Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh told listeners Monday that he is "virtually deaf," but he wants to continue his nationally syndicated talk show. Limbaugh said he steadily has been losing his hearing over the past four months. Limbaugh's show is heard on 680 stations with an audience of more than 22 million a week. He recently renewed his contract with Premiere Radio Networks through 2009 for a record amount...
'Fast and furious' - A day in kindergarten (10/09/01)
Seven hours after they arrived at school in clean clothes and looking like they just stepped out of the bathtub, kindergartners board buses and head home covered from head to toe in marker ink, stickers, glue and playground dust. With all of the activities the 5- and 6-year-olds do during the school day, it's no wonder how the kindergartners get so dirty...
Crowell to promote reading to fourth-grade students (10/09/01)
State Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, is promoting literacy and learning for area fourth-grade students through the introduction of the Missouri Reads program to Cape Girardeau. Sponsored by the Scholastic Book Corporation, it is designed to get students interested in reading and facilitate life-long learning in Cape Girardeau's public and private schools...
City may assess school for roads (10/09/01)
The Cape Girardeau School Board could be assessed $240,000 for road developments around the new high school once the project is complete next fall. When superintendent Dan Steska learned this Monday night at a joint city council and school board meeting, he asked the council if the school district would be granted an abatement for the cost, but he was not given a definite yes or no answer...
FBI puts local law enforcement agencies on high alert (10/09/01)
A call by the FBI Sunday for law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to move to the highest level of alert didn't exactly send local and state police agencies into crisis mode. Some top commanders took the Columbus Day holiday off. "I would bet most departments don't have a highest level of alert," said Cape Girardeau Police Chief Steve Strong, who was on duty. But Strong said his department immediately increased patrols after last month's terrorist attacks on America...
People and things 10/9/01 (10/09/01)
Central High School book chat Wednesday The Central High School Book Club will hold its monthly book chat at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The discussion will focus on "A Prayer for Owen Meany" and will be led by Susan Hekmat. The event is open to the public...
Downed utility pole delays traffic (10/09/01)
Police believe a tractor-trailer truck -- either knowingly or unknowingly -- knocked down a utility pole at Morgan Oak and Spanish streets Monday morning, causing brief delays in traffic. Cape Girardeau police responded to a call at about 7:55 a.m., said police Cpl. Rick Schmidt...
Diabetes walk raises $48,500 for research (10/09/01)
The American Diabetes Association raised $48,500 Saturday as 450 people participated in the fifth annual America's Walk for Diabetes at Cape Girardeau County Park. "It was an awesome walk," said Lisa Osiecki, district manager for the American Diabetes Association...
'Wide Meadows' - Uncle Joe and the pulley (10/09/01)
Editor's note: This is an installment from Jean Bell Mosley's book "Wide Meadows," first published in 1960. Last week: Ka'line's country. Uncle Joe and Aunt Hannah came down to the farm almost once a month during the spring and summer, or "as long as the roads could be counted on," Uncle Joe would be sure to add in mild derision of the rough, rutty, circuitous course it was necessary to follow to get to our farm....
Community digest 10/9/01 (10/09/01)
League of Women voters meets tonight The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 tonight in the Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Former secretary of state Rebecca Cook will speak about redistricting and how it works. The meeting is open to the public...
Holden orders tighter security at state buildings (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Visitors to state government buildings were emptying their pockets and spreading their arms to be scanned by metal detectors Tuesday under new, tighter security measures. The first day of stepped-up security appeared to be passing without any problems, authorities said...
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra swings into Poplar Bluff (10/09/01)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will swing into Poplar Bluff Wednesday night to give a single, benefit performance at the Black River Coliseum for the city's Boys and Girls Club. "We were very fortunate to get that quality of orchestra," said Calvin Rutledge, director of the Black River Coliseum. "We think it will be an evening of great fun for all."...
Officers seek farmer after finding pot (10/09/01)
Daily American Republic PIGGOTT, Ark. -- Authorities are looking for a Rector, Ark., farmer who is wanted on numerous drug charges after nearly 16 pounds of suspected marijuana were found at his residence. Clay County Sheriff Ronnie Cole said Michael H. ...
Three arrested in assault with bat (10/09/01)
Standard Democrat NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Three people are in custody after New Madrid County Sheriff's deputies received a report of a man being assaulted with a baseball bat. Officers arrested two men and a woman in the incident. The victim remained in the hospital Monday, a sheriff's spokesmansaid...
New SIU chancellor - No more Halloween class breaks (10/09/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- For the past five years, Southern Illinois University has shut down for the week around Halloween in an effort to quell hooliganism at campus-area bars and in the streets. It hasn't worked. Walter Wendler, who took over as chancellor in July, said that this year's break, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, will be the last...
Leadership change coming for state roads panel (10/09/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite fierce and unrelenting criticism, S. Lee Kling says he has much to be proud of looking back on his tenure on the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission. Improved fiscal oversight at the Department of Transportation and legislative approval of $2.25 billion in bonds to speed up construction of some needed road projects are among the items Kling, the commission chairman, touts as accomplishments...
Talent formally announces run for Senate (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Rep. Jim Talent, the west St. Louis County Republican who lost a bid for governor last year, made it official Tuesday: He'll challenge incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan for her U.S. Senate seat in 2002...
B-2's roar means 'security' (10/09/01)
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- Sande Cromer has gotten used to the thunderous roars and trembling buildings when military aircraft soar from nearby Whiteman Air Force Base. "To me, it sounds like security," Cromer said Monday, standing in the door of her downtown Christian book store, The Sparrow's Nest...
Bridge shut down briefly, but pipe was no bomb (10/09/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Missouri Bootheel bridge was shut down briefly after someone spotted a pipe they feared was a bomb, authorities said Monday. The pipe turned out to be simply part of the bridge itself, and the bridge reopened a short time later...
U.S. declares preliminary success in attacks (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led bombing campaign in Afghanistan, scaled back on Monday in a second round of air- and sea-launched attacks, has been at least modestly successful against its first set of targets, senior Pentagon officials said Monday. Five long-range bombers -- a pair of B-2 stealth bombers flying from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and three B-1B's from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia -- joined 10 strike planes launched from aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea in sending bombs and missiles at air defense and other military targets across Afghanistan.. ...
People talk 10/9 (10/09/01)
Angelou sees growth after Sept. 11 events ATLANTA -- From her New York apartment, Maya Angelou saw smoke billowing from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Now, she says hope has replaced the horror of that sight. "I can see in the acorn the oak tree," Angelou said. "I see the growth, the rebuilding, the restoring. I see that is the American psyche...
American, British scientists win Nobel in medicine (10/09/01)
An American scientist and two British researchers won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discoveries about cell division that could open the way to new cancer treatments. Leland H. Hartwell, 61, director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle; R. Timothy Hunt, 58, of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Hertfordshire, England; and Paul M. Nurse, 52, of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London will share the $943,000 prize, announced by Stockholm's Karolinska Institute...
Passenger barges into jet's cockpit (10/09/01)
CHICAGO -- Two military fighter planes escorted an American Airlines jetliner to Chicago on Monday after a passenger described as being mentally ill barged into the plane's cockpit. The 30-year-old man traveling with his father was subdued by two pilots and several passengers aboard Flight 1238 from Los Angeles, FBI spokesman Ross Rice said...
FBI takes over Florida anthrax case (10/09/01)
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The FBI took over the investigation of a Florida man's anthrax death on Monday after the germ was found in the nose of a co-worker and on a computer keyboard in their office. "We regard this as an investigation that could become a clear criminal investigation," Attorney General John Ashcroft said during a news conference in Washington. "We don't have enough information to know whether this could be related to terrorism or not."...
Stock market posts modest losses following U.S. attacks (10/09/01)
NEW YORK -- The stock market slipped slightly Monday as investors reacted to news of the U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 51.83 at 9,067.94. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index inched up 0.65 to 1,605.95. The Standard & Poor's 500 index, considered the best measure of Wall Street's performance, fell 8.94 to 1,062.44...
U.S. planes fire second volley (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- The United States pounded terrorist targets in Afghanistan from the air for a second night Monday in an effort to undercut the Taliban militia sheltering Osama bin Laden. Anti-Taliban forces inside Afghanistan appeared ready to strike in concert with the American barrage...
Analysts concerned about long-term budget downturn (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- Politicians of both parties are lamenting that a federal deficit seems certain this year. Analysts outside the government are more concerned with the budget's increasingly shaky longer-term prospects. A $52 billion surplus projection for fiscal 2002 was put out last week by the leaders of the House and Senate budget committees. But that figure excluded bills to revive the economy and protect the nation against terrorist attacks...
New homeland-security director begins work (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- In a windowless space 10 paces from the Oval Office, Tom Ridge reported for duty Monday at the new Office of Homeland Security. His assignment: figure out where America is vulnerable to terrorist attack and to ensure it doesn't happen again...
FAA imposes new restrictions on luggage (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- Airline passengers are now limited to one carry-on bag and one pocketbook or briefcase each. The new restrictions were announced Monday as airline security already was at its highest level because of last month's terrorist attacks. The Federal Aviation Administration again warned airports about security following Sunday's attacks on Afghanistan...
Afghans receive leaflets, broadcasts denouncing Taliban (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- America is battling terrorism with messages as well as might -- dropping leaflets and filling radio airwaves with words urging Afghans to shun the ruling Taliban and back the war on terrorism. The Pentagon is saying little about how U.S. forces are trying to fill the eyes and ears of the Afghans with pro-American words, but the goal is clear: sway the minds of the people to help weaken the Taliban's hold on the nation...
Bin Laden's terror camps cover it all (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's training camps, prime targets of the U.S.-British military strikes, mix religious instruction with terrorist disciplines, from guns and explosives to hijacking and assassination. Instructors train students in math so they can calculate how much of an explosive it takes to destroy a building, according to terrorist trial testimony. ...
FBI suspects foul play in two Florida anthrax cases (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Federal officials suspect foul play rather than an environmental source is at the root of two Florida anthrax cases that have left one man dead and hundreds of co-workers lining up for medical tests...
U.S. officials assess Afghan bomb damage (10/09/01)
AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is filling out the lineup of his anti-terrorism team as Pentagon officials assess the damage from the U.S. bombing over Afghanistan. The air assault, now into its third day, claimed the lives of four Afghan security guards for a U.N. mine-clearing program...
Stocks fall on Microsoft decision, tech downgrades (10/09/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street maintained a low profile Tuesday with cautious investors selling stocks moderately lower on an unsurprising Supreme Court ruling on Microsoft and taking profits from the market's recent rally...
Anti-terror bombing campaign going 'around the clock' (10/09/01)
AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) -- American pilots bombed targets in Afghanistan day and night Tuesday, and President Bush declined to say whether ground troops would be added to the campaign against terrorism. The United Nations listed four security guards as civilian casualties of the military bombardment...
Mayor - Attack hit New York City budget for $1 billion (10/09/01)
Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The mayor on Tuesday ordered a 15 percent spending cut for all city agencies except uniformed services and education, predicting that the World Trade Center attack would cost the city $1 billion in lost revenue...
Health system underprepared for bioterrorism threats (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Only half the states have federal experts specially trained to prevent or contain bioterrorism, says a leading public health doctor who wants local officials to have better access to vaccines and information...
Passenger faces charges after charging into jetliner cockpit (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Startled by a screaming man's charge to the cockpit, at least a half-dozen American Airlines passengers leapt to their feet and pinned him down as he crashed through the door, witnesses said. "There wasn't much time. It was just a matter of seconds before he was actually in the cockpit and people were already trying to subdue the guy," passenger Shawn Costa told CBS' "The Early Show" on Tuesday...
Supreme Court reinstates death penalty of Tennessee killer (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court left a death sentence in place Tuesday for a Tennessee killer whose new lawyers hoped he would be a test case for an examination of the quality of legal help given to people facing the death penalty...
Suspicious incident shuts down Metro station near Washington (10/09/01)
Associated Press Writer TEMPLE HILLS, Md (AP) -- A Metro subway station just outside Washington was closed Tuesday after an armed man sprayed a substance into the air from a pump-action bottle as he scuffled with police. Authorities apprehended the man and said they didn't believe it was a terrorist act...
Court refuses to review La. case involving gun lawsuit (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to be drawn into a dispute over whether cities can sue gun manufacturers over crime costs, protecting weapon makers from a round of government lawsuits. New Orleans was the first city to file a lawsuit accusing gun makers of selling unsafe products. The case was blocked by the Louisiana Legislature, which passed a law retroactively banning those types of suits. Another 26 states have passed similar laws...
Court declines to stall possible penalties against Microsoft (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not grant Microsoft Corp. another chance to avoid punishment for antitrust violations associated with its nearly ubiquitous Windows computer software. The court, without comment, declined to accept an appeal from the computer giant that would have forestalled yet-unspecified penalties. The case is now in the hands of a lower court judge...
U.S. bombing Afghan target for third day (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States resumed its aerial attack on Afghanistan targets Tuesday as Pentagon officials said bombing alone would not defeat Osama bin Laden or the Taliban regime that shelters him. A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said bombing was under way for the third straight night, following the first daytime volleys. The official did not identify the Pentagon's targets...
U.S. officials assess Afghan bomb damage (10/09/01)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is filling out the lineup of his anti-terrorism team as Pentagon officials assess the damage from the U.S. bombing over Afghanistan. The air assault, now into its third day, claimed the lives of four Afghan workers for a U.N. mine-clearing program...
114 killed after airliner hits jet on runway (10/09/01)
MILAN, Italy -- An SAS airliner taking off for Denmark hit a private jet that wandered across the runway, then careened into an airport building in a fiery crash that killed all 114 people on both planes and four people on the ground Monday. It was Italy's worst aviation disaster...
2 Americans, German-born scientist win Nobel Prize in physics (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterSTOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Two Americans and a German-born scientist shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating a new state of matter: an ultra-cold gas that could aid in developing smaller and faster electronics...
Gaza universities closed in effort to halt anti-U.S. protests (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Palestinian Authority closed universities and schools in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a day after two Palestinians were killed and 76 hurt during protests against the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan. It was the deadliest internal fighting in years...
Attacks inflict 'significant damage,' say British officials (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- Air attacks caused "significant damage" to terrorist camps and Taliban defenses in Afghanistan, defense officials said Tuesday, but emphasized that it's too early to say that the coalition now controls Afghan airspace...
Taliban report fresh airstrikes in Kandahar area (10/09/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States launched a third night of attacks Tuesday, striking around the southern city of Kandahar, the headquarters of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia, Taliban officials said. A Taliban soldier, reached by telephone at a garrison in Kandahar, said the Americans were striking targets near but not inside the city...
U.N. says 4 workers killed in Afghanistan raids (10/09/01)
and AMIR SHAH Associated Press WritersKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Four Afghan security guards for a U.N. mine-clearing program were killed in a U.S. air assault, the United Nations said Tuesday, the first independent confirmation of civilian deaths since the airstrikes began...
Violence erupts in Pakistani cities along Afghan border (10/09/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Enraged by strikes on Afghanistan, thousands of supporters of its Taliban regime burned buildings, battled police and demanded a holy war against America on Monday. Two U.N. offices were targets. Although most of the country was calm, violence broke out in two cities along the Afghanistan border. ...
Kursk nuclear submarine raised from Barents Sea (10/09/01)
MURMANSK, Russia -- In an immaculate and unprecedented salvage effort, the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine was raised from the Barents Sea floor Monday and began its final journey to shore, clamped under a jumbo barge. Salvage crew members who were prepared for the worst drew a deep sigh of relief after the trouble-free lifting, which followed more than four months of technical problems and uncertainty...
20 feared dead in Belize after dive boat capsizes in hurricane (10/09/01)
Associated Press Writer BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) -- A live-aboard dive boat capsized as Hurricane Iris roared into Belize, and the owners said Tuesday that as many as 20 people were feared dead. Twenty-eight people, most of them tourists from Virginia, were aboard the MV Wave Dancer as Iris hit southern Belize with 140-mph winds Monday night, said Patricia Rose, spokeswoman for Peter Rose Diving in Miami...
Police arrest four terror suspects in Irish capital (10/09/01)
Associated Press WriterDUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Police in Ireland arrested four men Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Police spokeswoman Lynne Nolan said the four men were arrested following police raids on five properties in south Dublin early Tuesday...
Palestinian protesters, police engage in deadly battle (10/09/01)
P Osama bin Laden issued a call Sunday for Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- In the worst internal Palestinian fighting in years, protesters opposed to U.S. airstrikes on Afghanistan waged a running gunbattle Monday with police at the Islamic University in Gaza City, leaving two bystanders dead and 50 people injured...
Delta captures district softball championship (10/09/01)
NAYLOR, Mo. -- Delta High School has won its second consecutive district softball championship in just its second season of playing during the fall season when the playoffs are held. The top-seeded Lady Bobcats made short work of host and second-seeded Naylor 11-0 Monday afternoon in the title contest of the Class 1A, District 1 Tournament. The game was stopped after five innings by the 10-run mercy rule...
Turner capitalizes on 1st Indian start (10/09/01)
Plenty of freshmen made major impacts right away for Southeast Missouri State University's football team this season, but O.J. Turner was not among them. That, however, is no longer the case. Turner, a Cape Girardeau Central High School product who had primarily seen action on special teams, made his first collegiate start at outside linebacker Saturday night against Tennessee-Martin...
Garner confronts challenging task in fifth year at SE (10/09/01)
Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner hates to use the word rebuilding -- most coaches do -- but that appears to be exactly the situation his team finds itself in. The Indians, who held media day activities at the Show Me Center Monday afternoon in anticipation of Saturday's beginning of official practice, lost their top four scorers (who all completed their eligibility) and return just one full-time starter -- along with only four other players -- from last year's squad that went 18-12 and finished a fifth-place 8-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference.. ...
Indians to debut with late-night Houck Madness (10/09/01)
Houck Field House has not been used for Southeast Missouri State University basketball since 1987, but it will be this year -- at least for a few hours. The home of Southeast hoops until the Show Me Center was ready for use in 1987, the venerable old building will officially usher in the beginning of practice for the 2001-2002 season with 'Houck Madness 2001.'...
Yanks begin quest for fourth straight World Series title (10/09/01)
NEW YORK -- The extra week added to the season proved quite beneficial for the New York Yankees. Had the playoffs started as scheduled last week, Joe Torre would have been scrambling to put out a healthy team. Now, the Yankees enter their first-round series against Oakland as healthy as they've been in months and poised for a run at a fourth straight World Series title...
Sports digest 10/9/01 (10/09/01)
Tewis cards first career hole in one Linda Tewis recently recorded her first career hole in one at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Tewis used an 8-iron to ace No. 8, a par 3 playing 95 yards. Witnessing the shot were Tewis' husband, Hugh, and Blake Driskell...
Braves play role of underdog (10/09/01)
HOUSTON -- The Atlanta Braves are in unfamiliar territory heading into this year's postseason. The Braves (88-74), usually the favorites in the National League playoffs, go into their best-of-five series against Houston today with the fewest wins of any of the postseason teams...
Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks (10/09/01)
Projected Lineups Cardinals: Fernando Vina 2b (.303, 95 runs, 17 SBs), Placido Polanco 3b (.307, 87 runs), J.D. Drew rf (.323, 27, 73), Albert Pujols lf or 1B (.329, 37, 130, 112 runs, 47 2Bs), Jim Edmonds cf (.304, 30, 110), Mark McGwire 1b (.187, 29, 64, 118 Ks in 299 ABs) or Craig Paquette lf (.282, 15, 64), Edgar Renteria ss (.260, 10, 57), Mike Matheny c (.218, 7, 42)...
Rams tame Lions' offense, win 35-0 (10/09/01)
PONTIAC, Mich. -- The St. Louis Rams thrive on the pass. The Detroit Lions die by it, which is one reason the Rams are unbeaten and the Lions are winless. Kurt Warner threw three touchdown passes and Dre' Bly returned an interception of Ty Detmer 93 yards for a score Monday night as the Rams remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 35-0 victory over the Lions...
Titans need answers after dismal 0-3 start (10/09/01)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans started the season thinking they had all the answers. Now they only have questions. The defending AFC Central champs are 0-3, the number of games they lost in each of the past two seasons. They are one of four winless teams in the NFL and the only one that can't use rebuilding as an excuse...
Mariners shoulder burden of a spectacular season (10/09/01)
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners awoke Monday a little groggy after sipping champagne and found something missing -- 116 wins. They disappeared from the standings overnight. History, for the moment, has been put on hold. Right now, baseball's best team during the regular season is 0-0, just like everyone else...
High stake Cards - St. Louis must beat Arizona's pair of aces (10/09/01)
PHOENIX -- This is the moment Curt Schilling craved when he came to Arizona 15 months ago, a chance to pitch in the postseason again, a spot on center stage when it matters most. The Diamondbacks send Schilling to the mound tonight against Matt Morris and the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the best-of-five National League divisional series...
Bonds sets HR record in off year for offense (10/09/01)
Here's something that makes Barry Bonds' home-run record even more impressive: It came in a down year for baseball offense. Pitchers, helped by a bigger strike zone, regained a little ground in their never-ending battle with batters. Scoring was down 7.1 percent this season, home runs were down 4.2 percent and the overall ERA dipped 7.4 percent...
Dorothy Rainey (10/09/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dorothy E. Rainey, 87, of Dexter died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. She was born Oct. 2, 1914, at Dexter, daughter of Orville Chesley and Nina Norman Rainey. Rainey had worked at Elder Manufacturing in Dexter, and was a member of Dexter Church of Christ...
John Mills (10/09/01)
Funeral for John D. Mills of Union, Mo., was held Saturday at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. The Rev. Daniel Kriefall officiated. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery at Union. Mills, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Sunset Health Care Center in Union...
Gary Callow Sr. (10/09/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gary David Callow Sr., 60, of Shelby, Miss., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born March 27, 1941, near Pop City, Mo., son of Elmer Jackson and Gladys Blanks Callow. He and Ella M. Diebold were married Sept. 13, 1960...
James Teel (10/09/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- James Dallas Teel, 69, of Chandler, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Stroud Regional Medical Center in Stroud, Okla. He was born July 18, 1932, in Randles, Mo., son of Wesley E. and Arcadia Alice Crow Teel. He and Sherrill Nussbaum were married April 3, 1959, at Hornersville, Mo...
Buford Ayers (10/09/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Thomas Buford Ayers of Sikeston will be held at 11 a.m. today at Miner Baptist Church. The Revs. Mitchell Jackson, Joe McCullough and Carl Addison will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, with full military honors...
Frieda Siebert (10/09/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Frieda Emma Siebert, 100, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 19, 1901, near Tilsit, Mo., daughter of Henry W. and Katharine D. Nagel Fluegge. She and Leo Henry Siebert were married July 30, 1922. He died Dec. 26, 1967...
Evert Chapman (10/09/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Evert Leon Chapman, 88, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 21, 1913, at Greenbriar, Mo., son of John Edgar and Nancy Corbin Chapman. He and Otelia Coburn were married in 1932...
Ruth Emery (10/09/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth Emery, 83, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Union County Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1918, at Pomona, Ill., daughter of Clarence and Mary Ellen Rowan McCann. She and Wilbur R. Emery were married May 18, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died May 14, 2000...
Robert Vaughan (10/09/01)
Robert C. Vaughan, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Missouri Veterans Home He was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Ashtabula, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steir Vaughan. He and Mary Butler were married May 6, 1984, in Nevada City, Calif. Vaughan retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, having served in World War II and the Korean War...
Roy Husband Sr. (10/09/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Roy A. Husband Sr., 96, of Steeleville, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Senior Manor Nursing Center in Sparta, Ill. He was born Sept. 27,1905, in Chester, Ill., son of Joseph and Emma Skinner Husband. He and Edith A. Sieberg were married Feb. 12, 1927, in Vandalia, Ill. She died Feb. 17, 1985...
Thomas Moore (10/09/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Thomas E. Moore, 46, of Marble Hill died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born June 13, 1955, in St. Louis, son of James Edward "Bud" and Imogene Lagrand Moore. He and Viola Stevens were married April 21, 1973. Moore was a foundry worker 24 years at Lenco Manufacturing...
Joseph Jordan (10/09/01)
ST. MARY'S, Mo. -- Joseph L. Jordan, 62, of St. Mary's died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born May 20, 1939, in St. Louis, son of Joseph L. and Pearl Weeks Jordan. Jordan was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 670 AF&AM, and Shrine Club...
Doris Mercer (10/09/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Funeral for Doris Mercer of Scott City will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The Rev. Dennis Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 5-8 p.m. today...
Ray Bennett (10/09/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Ray G. Bennett, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
James Barber (10/09/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James L. Barber, 53, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1948, at Charter Oak, Mo., son of Louis H. and Juanita Peppers Barber. Barber lived at Gray Ridge, Mo., most of his life, moving to Sikeston four years ago...
Births 10/9/01 (10/09/01)
Hixson Daughter to Brent Kipp and Rebecca Ann Hixson of LaPlace, La., 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001. Name, Chloe Noelle. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Hixson is the former Rebecca Davis, daughter of Charles and Deborah Davis of Woodbridge, Va. She is a registered nurse. Hixson is the son of Jerry and Faye Hixson of Cape Girardeau. He is a helicopter mechanic with Petroleum Helicopter Inc...
Cape police report 10/9 (10/09/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 9 ArrestsRoy Lee Jones, 24, was arrested Saturday at 324 S. Hanover for assault and resisting arrest. Janet Louise Wiley, 40, was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for operating a vehicle without a license...
Cape fire report 10/9 (10/09/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 9 Firefighters responded to these calls Sunday:At 6:28 p.m., a medical assist at 1228 Linden, Apt. 2. At 8:12 p.m., a medical assist at 40 S. Sprigg. At 8:37 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector at 416 Elm. At 8:56 p.m., a medical assist at 305 S. Middle, Apt. 1...
Out of the past 10/9/01 (10/09/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 9, 1991 City trash collection crews have been slapping lot of orange stickers on bags of trash in recent days; stickers indicate that what was put by curb wasn't acceptable for recycling pickup; despite publicity, some people are confused about new recycling system and trash pickup schedule...
Tough lessons as gruesome case concludes (10/09/01)
A tragic court case came to a close last week in Independence, Mo. Kim L. Davis was spared the death penalty after being found guilty of the much-reported dragging death of 6-year-old Jake Robel in February 2000. Prosecutors had pushed for the death penalty, but Davis' defense lawyers argued he didn't know the boy was entangled in his seat belt and hanging out the back door of the vehicle Davis stole from the parking lot of a sandwich shop. ...
St. Louis not likely to get vote on stadium (10/09/01)
There is a hard-to-define line between issues that deserve voter involvement and those that are left to the decision-making duties of our elected officials. Examples are all around us. Look at the drawn-out court battle over the Cape Girardeau taxes that are supposed to raise funds for the proposed River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Burning of effigy was tactless; paper insensitive (10/09/01)
To the editor: Is anyone else as appalled as I am at what I saw on the front page of the Oct. 5 Southeast Missourian? I am referring to the picture of the Central High School cheerleaders preparing to burn a Jackson cheerleader in effigy. I didn't think anyone did such archaic things anymore except for Mideast terrorist types...
Bicyclists have rights on streets like motorists (10/09/01)
To the editor: I am a student at Southeast Missouri State University. My only mode of transportation is a bicycle. I am well aware that I do not move as quickly as cars and that I have no turn signal. I make sure to stay to the far right side of the road and use hand signals. I also obey traffic signs and lights...
Limbaugh neither mean, obnoxious at library event (10/09/01)
To the editor: It was disheartening to read the Oct. 5 Speak Out comment that characterized David Limbaugh as "mean and obnoxious" and further promised to "not contribute another dollar to help raise funds for the library" after reading Andrea L. Buchanan's article concerning a recent library fund-raising event...
Jackson district should take time to get it right (10/09/01)
To the editor: On April 4, the Jackson School District is not voting for or against better schools, educating our children or whether the current school board is good or bad. We will be voting on one proposed option for expansion and one proposed levy increase of 40 cents. ...
Speak Out A 10/09/01 (10/09/01)
Keep the taxes down I WOULD like to say hooray for Jim Drury, because we are being taxed out of our own town. Senior citizens can't afford the taxes they put on us every year. Going to extremes TO ALL who have spoken out against the River Campus project: I think you're right. ...