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Officials promote Missouri tourism (10/31/01)
With jobs disappearing and Americans still shaken by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, tourism has dropped off sharply around the nation, including Missouri. St. Louis lost about 200 meetings, the Mississippi Queen riverboat cruise canceled its final stop along the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and numerous other events were dropped throughout the state...
Ruling nullifies award in child's death (10/31/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Following a decision from the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District, a former Dexter woman likely won't collect on a $2 million judgment she won in relation to the death of her 7-year-old son. Dustin Gaines died sometime on the night of Aug. 8, 1998, or early morning hours of Aug. 9, 1998, when he suffocated after crawling into a refrigerator sitting outside of a mobile home undergoing refurbishment on property in Dexter...
Consumer confidence index at 7 1/2-year low (10/31/01)
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence plunged in October to its lowest level in 7 1/2 years as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and anthrax fears sapped Americans' optimism about job security and the economy. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index had dropped to 85.5 from 97 in September, well below the 96 analysts had predicted...
Man with holy war guide freed by German court (10/31/01)
BERLIN -- A Turkish man arrested at Frankfurt airport two weeks ago with a protective suit against biological warfare and instructions for an Islamic holy war has been freed, prosecutors said Tuesday. An investigation of Harun Aydin, who was taken off a plane to Iran on Oct. ...
Southeast man on short list for highways commission (10/31/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Duane Michie of Caruthers-ville is on Gov. Bob Holden's short list of nominees to fill the latest impending vacancy on the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission, according to several sources familiar with the situation...
Bacteria exists in soil around United States (10/31/01)
Anthrax has taken three lives, infected at least 13 others and wreaked havoc on a country already fraught with worries over terrorism and a war. But this isn't anthrax's debut performance. Before the events of Sept. 11, the bacteria existed naturally in the United States, mostly in the rural soils of Texas, Oklahoma and the Mississippi Valley. In fact, from 1944 to 1994, there were 242 cases of anthrax in this country...
Franklin school adopts a hero (10/31/01)
When Cape Girardeau Police officer Al Spencer arrived Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Elementary School, he suspected nothing unusual. By the end of the day, the school's Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer was named a hero. As Spencer was leaving the cafeteria after lunch, a teacher told him there was going to be a short assembly in the gym but didn't tell him what it was about...
Aaron Katzman interns with Rep. Emerson (10/31/01)
Aaron Katzman, grandson of Marty and Tootie Hecht of Cape Girardeau, worked as an intern in U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office over the summer. He assisted with day-to-day operations of the office and learned about the legislative process. It was Katzman's second stint as an Emerson intern...
Baptists lift voting rights of church (10/31/01)
In an unprecedented move, Missouri Baptists withdrew voting privileges from Second Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo., because the church no longer is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, and put in escrow $2 million allocated in its 2002 budget for five agencies that created self-perpetuating boards...
Boeing explains Pentagon choice (10/31/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Pentagon gave a "A" to Boeing Co.'s design for the Joint Strike Fighter, but graded the rival -- and winning -- entry from Lockheed Martin Corp. an "A-Plus." That's the basic explaination given Tuesday by Jerry Daniels, the head of Boeing's St. Louis-based Military Aircraft and Missile Systems Group, following a debriefing Monday with defense officials in Washington...
Region digest 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Studio Jazz Ensemble to perform today The Studio Jazz Ensemble at Southeast Missouri State University will perform at noon today in the University Center lobby. The program will include "Matchpoint" by Don Schamber, "Neverbird" by Ray Brown, "Pegasus" by Hank Levy as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and "The Big Sur" by Kim Richmond, also as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra...
MoDOT's planned detour ties up traffic (10/31/01)
DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- The traffic jam on Highway 74 at rush hour these days is so bad that the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to install temporary traffic lights in this town of fewer than 100 residents. The cause is a successful MoDOT campaign encouraging motorists to use highways 74 and 25 after work began three weeks ago on an Interstate 55 construction project. Crews are replacing the northbound I-55 Diversion Channel bridge at Route AB...
Members urged to share their testimonies (10/31/01)
Missouri Baptists must share their personal, common and correct testimonies with the world around them so that others can see the glory of God, a Scott City, Mo., pastor said Tuesday. The Rev. Terry Eades delivered the annual sermon during the morning sessions of the Missouri Baptist Convention at the Show Me Center. Eades has been pastor of First Baptist Church in Scott City for 11 years. He also served as a missionary to Japan...
Official warns of road funds shortfall (10/31/01)
If Missouri Department of Transportation funding continues at the same level, there will be no new construction after five years, a transportation commission member said. "Bad news and no solutions," is what the commissioner, Barry Orscheln, said he brought guests at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's annual transportation dinner Tuesday...
Lemp Mansion draws attention to notorious St. Louis history (10/31/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Lemp Mansion, site of three suicides in a historic St. Louis brewing family, has a reputation today for ghostly apparitions, unexplained events and things that literally go bump in the night. Around Halloween, that draws a lot of attention to the purportedly haunted restaurant, dinner theater and bed-and-breakfast now operating at the house...
Ex-warden guilty of reckless homicide, DUI (10/31/01)
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Former Shawnee Correctional Center Warden William Barham was found guilty Tuesday of reckless homicide and aggravated drunken driving in an auto accident that killed a fellow prison employee. First Circuit Judge Michael Henshaw called Barham's claim that he was neither drunk nor driving "preposterous." He said there was "clear and convincing evidence" that Barham was behind the wheel in the late-night crash last year that killed prison dietary manager Jerry Isom, 47...
Bridge closed over safety concerns (10/31/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing the McKinley Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis over concerns about its safety. The bridge between Venice, Ill., and St. Louis was to close at 8 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed until a $25 million rehabilitation project can be completed, according to stltoday.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Internet site. Work on the bridge isn't expected to start until the spring of 2003...
Holden still owes about $64,000 (10/31/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Almost a year after narrowly winning election, Gov. Bob Holden's campaign owes about $64,000 to fund raisers, accountants and others. Holden, then the Democratic state treasurer, raised and spend record amounts of money while defeating Republican Jim Talent by a margin of less than a 1 percentage point...
KC contract includes teacher bonuses (10/31/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City teachers would be eligible for bonuses up to $500 each if their school meets goals for student attendance and performance and parent meetings, under a new contract approved by the school board Monday. The contract still needs the approval of the district's 3,000 teachers. Union leaders have recommended its approval, district leaders said...
Reimbursement urged for airport security (10/31/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The federal government should pay for increased security installed at airports have since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, an airport commissioners group said Tuesday. The request heads a list of recommendations for Congress, drafted at a two-day session attended by policy-making officials from about 20 airports around the nation, members of the U.S. Airport Commissioners' organization...
'Men of Maple Corner' bare almost all to raise money (10/31/01)
CALAIS, Vt. -- It's not every day Cornelia Emlen asks more than a dozen men to take off their clothes. But a worthy cause sometimes calls for a little discomfort. As a small group of bystanders and bemused fishermen looked on, the men of Calais bared it all -- or almost all of it -- and waded into the chilly waters of Curtis Pond. All for a calendar that will be sold to raise money for the local community center...
Trick-or-treaters will see rare Halloween full moon (10/31/01)
For the first time in 46 years, this year's Halloween ghosts and goblins can trick or treat by the light of a full moon. They won't get another chance until 2020, astronomers said. Today's full moon will look like an orange jack-o-lantern rising from the east at dusk, said Jack Horkheimer, executive director of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium...
Ford Motor ousts CEO as Ford's great-grandson assumes control (10/31/01)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Co. chairman William Clay Ford Jr. took over as chief executive of the struggling automaker Tuesday after the ouster of Jacques Nasser, becoming the first Ford in 22 years to run day-to-day operations. "We've been given an amazing legacy, and we're going to build an even better one," said the 44-year-old great-grandson of Henry Ford...
Almost 300,000 tax rebate checks unclaimed (10/31/01)
WASHINGTON -- Almost 300,000 tax rebate checks worth an average of $322 apiece are languishing at the Internal Revenue Service, waiting for taxpayers to claim them. Checks were returned undelivered from all 50 states and the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands...
Anthrax outbreak stirs new questions (10/31/01)
NEW YORK -- A New York hospital worker lay gravely ill with inhalation anthrax Tuesday as the widening list of victims prompted health investigators to wonder whether they have underestimated just how infectious the bacteria might be. The hospital worker became the first person in the country outside the news media or the Postal Service to be infected with the deadliest form of the disease. ...
Rumsfeld confirms troops are in Afghanistan (10/31/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon confirmed the presence of American troops in northern Afghan-istan for the first time Tuesday and credited them with improving the effectiveness of U.S. bombing raids. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who previously had refused to disclose such details, told a Pentagon news conference a "very modest" number of U.S. troops are advising forces opposed to the Taliban, coordinating resupply and helping direct U.S. airstrikes on Taliban targets...
Energy Department wants increased reserves of oil (10/31/01)
WASHINGTON -- With oil prices declining, the White House said Tuesday it's possible President Bush will order the government to put an additional 100,000 barrels of oil a day into emergency stockpiles. While some details remain to be worked out, the Energy Department proposal is awaiting final approval from the president, which is expected soon, according to administration officials...
Supreme Court weighs state sex predator law (10/31/01)
WASHINGTON -- Four years after ruling Kansas could lock up a child molester who admitted he couldn't "control the urge," the Supreme Court is deciding whether states must prove a sex offender cannot control his behavior. The court heard arguments Tuesday in a second case involving Kansas' Sexually Violent Predator Law. At issue is whether due process requires the state to show total inability to control dangerous actions before it can jail an offender as a sexual predator...
Americans on edge after terrorism alert (10/31/01)
In Pennsylvania, a courthouse worker made a wish for his office to be spared a terrorist attack. In Virginia, an anxious mother kept her two small children away from the mall. Try as they might to take the latest national terrorism alert in stride, many Americans were on edge Tuesday. Even those determined to press ahead with flights or other plans spoke more often with resignation than bravado...
Critics scorn census tally of homeless (10/31/01)
WASHINGTON -- More than 170,000 people were in homeless and emergency shelters on one spring night last year, according to a census survey. Critics scorned the analysis as an incomplete picture of life on the streets in America. The Census Bureau report released Tuesday counted people in shelters on March 27, 2000, the first day of a three-day survey that also covered people visiting soup kitchens and living on city streets...
State Department official raises concern about nuclear weapons (10/31/01)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior State Department official said Wednesday he was convinced if the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center in New York had possessed nuclear weapons they would have used them. "Had these people had ballistic missile technology, there's not the slightest doubt in my mind that they would have used it," John R. Bolton said...
Ashcroft announces new immigration crackdown (10/31/01)
and JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press WritersWASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a sweeping new immigration crackdown Wednesday, designating 46 terrorist groups whose members and supporters will be banned from entering the country...
Government to eliminate 30-year Treasury bond (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The government announced Wednesday it was eliminating the 30-year Treasury bond even as a top Treasury official acknowledged for the first time that the government may run a deficit not only this budget year but also in 2003 as well...
New York City hospital worker dies of inhaled anthrax (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A hospital worker with a mysterious case of inhalation anthrax died early Wednesday, the nation's fourth fatality in a month of bioterrorism. Kathy T. Nguyen, 61, died three days after checking herself into Lenox Hill Hospital and being diagnosed as the city's first case of the inhaled anthrax...
House heads for decisive vote on aviation security legislation (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and congressional leaders pledged Wednesday to work through their disagreements and quickly pass legislation to secure the nation's airways. Emerging from a White House meeting with the president, House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt said he still opposes Bush's proposal to give the federal government control of airport screening without hiring thousands of new federal workers. ...
Canada dumping softwood lumber of U.S. (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration said Wednesday it would impose another tariff on Canadian lumber after finding Canada is dumping its wood on the United States at artifically low prices. The 12.6 percent duty will be added to the 19.3 percent tariff put on Canadian softwood lumber in August because the administration found the Canadian government unfairly subsidizes its industry...
Battered economy shrinks by 0.4 percent in third quarter (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy, battered by a yearlong slowdown and the jolt of the terror attacks, shrank at a 0.4 percent rate from July through September, a decline that could signal the end to the longest economic expansion in U.S. history...
Rumsfeld says U.S. ground troop are improving air campaign (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- American soldiers are in Afghanistan advising anti-Taliban forces and helping guide bombs to their targets, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said as he prepared to visit the region this weekend...
Strategic northern Afghan city hit by jets (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. jets struck before dawn Wednesday near the southern city of Kandahar and badly damaged a hospital, witnesses said. Air attacks also pounded Taliban positions near the strategic northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif...
Eurotunnel trains move illegal cargo (10/31/01)
LILLE, France -- Freight train traffic in the Channel Tunnel was temporarily halted Tuesday after about 100 asylum-seekers tried to slip into the tunnel to enter Britain illegally, the French rail authority said. Passenger trains were unaffected by the stoppage, which paralyzed freight train service...
Taliban seize U.N. refugee office in Afghan town (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterQUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Taliban officials took control of a U.N. refugee office in an Afghan town near the Pakistan border Wednesday, a U.N. spokesman said. Several armed Taliban soldiers seized the field office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Spinboldak, about 15 miles inside Afghanistan, according to Yusuf Hassan, a U.N. spokesman in Quetta...
U.N. agency says airlines will take years to recover (10/31/01)
GENEVA -- It will take the world's airlines years to recover from the terrorist attacks on the United States, the U.N. labor agency said Tuesday. "The events of Sept. 11 were unlike any other shock experienced by the industry," said a statement issued after two days of talks by airline experts, organized by the International Labor Organization...
Colombia sends alleged drug kingpin to U.S. (10/31/01)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia extradited one of South America's top suspected cocaine kingpins to Miami on Tuesday, a U.S. drug official said. Alejandro Bernal is accused of leading a smuggling ring believed to have shipped up to 30 tons of cocaine a month to the United States at its height in the late 1990s...
Israeli gunship guns down Palestinian (10/31/01)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli helicopter on Wednesday gunned down a Palestinian accused of involvement in a string of deadly suicide attacks, hours after troops entered a northern West Bank town Wednesday and arrested suspected militants...
Families of Israeli-Palestinian victims place 900 mock coffins (10/31/01)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- More than 900 mock coffins lying Tuesday in Rabin Square -- representing Palestinians and Israelis killed in 13 months of fighting -- were a powerful symbol of an unusual group: Israeli and Palestinian peace advocates with children killed in the conflict...
U.S. bombs fired at Taliban's front lines (10/31/01)
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- An American bomb blasted huge plumes of smoke 1,000 feet into the skies over Afghanistan's front lines Tuesday in an unusually mighty airstrike. The Pentagon said U.S. forces were with the northern opposition and directing fire against the Taliban...
China grooms its leader for next generation (10/31/01)
BEIJING -- He's getting star treatment in Europe. Russia's President Vladimir Putin took time to discuss terrorism. Queen Elizabeth is giving him a private audience at Buckingham Palace. The target of Europe's enthusiasm is China's vice president, Hu Jintao. He rarely travels abroad and is a political enigma even at home. But this former engineer excites interest because he is widely expected to be China's next leader...
Milosevic denounces U.N. judges; Feb. 12 trial set (10/31/01)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic, the ousted Yugoslav president charged with Balkan atrocities, dismissed U.N. war crimes judges Tuesday as agents of NATO and called for removal of his "biased" prosecutors. A tentative trial date of Feb. 12 was set at a hearing in which Milosevic again challenging the legitimacy of the court and the war crimes charges...
Gulf nations pledge more (10/31/01)
MANAMA, Bahrain -- Six Persian Gulf nations pledged Tuesday to do more to combat terrorism, but criticized Western reports questioning Saudi support for anti-terror measures. Interior ministers from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates meeting in Bahrain agreed to swap information to eliminate the sources of funding for terrorism organizations...
Cape Central, Jackson win district semis (10/31/01)
Top-seed Cape Central and second-seed Jackson cruised to the final of the Class 4A, District 1 soccer playoffs. The Tigers' Jon Mark Thompson scored a hat trick to lead Cape Central to a 10-0 drubbing of fifth-seed Hillsboro at the SEMO Intramural Soccer Field Tuesday night. Earlier in the evening, second-seed Jackson disposed of third-seed Poplar Bluff 6-0...
Tech women expected to reign again (10/31/01)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Tennessee Tech has made a habit of being picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball championship -- and this year is no exception. The Eaglettes were selected as solid favorites to defend their regular-season title during Tuesday's annual OVC media day at the Kentucky International Convention Center...
OVC poll pegs young Indians for 7th place (10/31/01)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Gary Garner coached Fort Hays State to a NCAA Division II national championship in 1996 on the floor of the Kentucky International Convention Center. Garner hopes to return to Louisville and the KICC this season. But the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference doesn't think he and his Southeast Missouri State University basketball team are going to make it...
Ski coach may have caused accident (10/31/01)
INNSBRUCK, Austria -- A German ski coach was under investigation Tuesday for possibly causing the accident that left French World Cup champion Rene Cavagnoud on a respirator with serious brain damage. Coach Markus Anwander also was on a respirator but was not injured quite as badly as the 31-year-old super-G World Cup champion in the crash on an Austrian glacier on Monday during practice...
Vermeil, Green catch heat from impatient Chiefs fans (10/31/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cracks are beginning to appear in the unquestioning faith Kansas City fans placed in Dick Vermeil. In his weekly radio show this week after the Chiefs fell to 1-6, one caller went so far as to accuse him of misleading them. "I think most of you heard me say many times, two wins ago I was in a Super Bowl game," Vermeil said Tuesday at his weekly media luncheon...
Hospital releases an upbeat Zanardi (10/31/01)
BERLIN -- Alex Zanardi was released from the hospital Tuesday six weeks after his legs were amputated and spoke of possibly racing again. "I feel I brought home the best and the most of myself," the two-time CART champion said. "I didn't lose much. I got to know the importance of the love of family and friends. Sometimes in life we forget what we have."...
Jordan returns to NBA (10/31/01)
NEW YORK -- Michael Jordan wasn't exactly No. 23 of old and he missed his biggest shot of the night in his return to the NBA. Looking more like a promising playmaker than one of the game's greats, Jordan spent the majority of his minutes at point guard in his regular-season debut for the Washington Wizards after a 3 1/2-year retirement...
Sports digest 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Rams' Wistrom joins ownership group SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Grant Wistrom has joined the ownership consortium of a minor league hockey team that already includes a former Blues player. Wistrom was announced Monday as the newest owner of the Springfield Spirit of the North American Hockey League. The team, formerly the St. Louis Sting, also is owned by ex-Blues enforcer Kelly Chase and former Blues spokeswoman Susie Mathieu...
Not your vintage Jordan (10/31/01)
$$$Start jlitke NEW YORK -- This was not the way it was supposed to begin. Or end. With the game on the line, Michael Jordan missed and then he missed again. In between, he tried to pass over the top of the Knicks' defense but threw the ball away. On the slim evidence of a single game, at least the first one that counted, the man defined by winning is now going to have to learn how to deal with losing...
Gourmet joins school cafeteria (10/31/01)
FINN ROCK, Ore. -- In the McKenzie School District, the food is so good that even the adults visit the cafeteria. The reason is Bernadette Fleischer, a former gourmet restaurant cook who joined the school district after her restaurant burned in 1993...
Bucatini with sausage & onions (10/31/01)
Food writer and cooking teacher Giuliano Hazan is a master at working out recipes that free the home cook from long hours over a hot stove. The evidence? His cookbook "Every Night Italian," offering around 120 recipes that take 45 minutes or less, makes a convincing case...
Apples are basic ingredient of fruit bars (10/31/01)
Apples are a basic ingredient of wholesome fruit bars the home cook can make for family snacking. And, especially at this season, apples are not going to be far from any cook's reach. For the low-fat chewy fruit bars, Braeburn or Golden Delicious apples would be suitable. They are teamed with dates, spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and a dash of nutmeg. Bake in 25 minutes, for a batch of 24 bars...
Winter closet cleanup leads to clothing revelations (10/31/01)
With frost on the car and my breath visible in the early Sunday morning air, it seemed safe to do the annual clothes switch/closet cleanup. That's when, as a Missouri resident, you are led to believe winter is imminent, so you put away all your shorts and polos and pull out all your sweaters and wool pants. And then, when your warm-weather clothes are pushed to the very back of that really inconvenient closet under the stairs, it heats up to about 80 degrees...
Recipes can use an abundance of pears (10/31/01)
$$$Start smcclanahan Booo! Happy Halloween to you and all of the little ghosts and goblins in your home. As with every holiday, today is an exciting time for the children. On a normal morning, Lexie has trouble getting out of bed. But on holidays, she is bright-eyed and ready to go. I guess she wants to get a jump on the all-day sugar high that Halloween brings. Whatever the reason, it sure is fun, and I love every minute of it...
Three outcomes for feline leukemia (10/31/01)
$$$Start jkoch By John Koch, DVMQuestion: I have an indoor cat that never is allowed outside. The other day the little rascal managed to sneak out. I found him nose-to-nose to my neighbor's cat. A week later, I found out my neighbor's cat has feline leukemia. I never had my cat vaccinated for leukemia because he is an indoor cat. What are the chances my cat will get leukemia?...
Picking a perfect pumpkin (10/31/01)
$$$Start P Pumpkins planted in midsummer are ripe for carving by October. I used to think that those yellow to gold to orange round fruits with a green stem that were used for pies and jack o'lanterns were pumpkins until I read Dennis the Menace in the Sunday comics. Margaret told Dennis that a pumpkin was really a squash. Of course Dennis said that explained how they could get those big things in such little pies. I now stand corrected. (I often get valuable information in the comics.)...
Raymond Rampley (10/31/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Raymond Lee Rampley, 69, of Jackson passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home. He was born July 3, 1932, in Bell City, Mo., son of L.E. and Verbie Mooris Rampley. He and Betty Sue Eakin were married June 8, 1956. Raymond was a 1952 graduate of Bell City High School. He was in the U.S. Army from 1952-54, serving in Korea...
Erma Harman (10/31/01)
Erma Sue Harman, 43, of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Southern Hill Hospital in Nashville. She was born Sept. 4, 1958, in Pineville, Ky., daughter of Joe Edward and Christine Harman. Survivors include her father of Midway, Tenn.; her mother, Christine White of Middlesboro, Ky.; three brothers, Alva Harman of San Diego, Calif., Lewis Harman of Morristown, Tenn., and Johnny Harman of Louisville, Ky...
James Sloan (10/31/01)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- James W. "Red" Sloan, 83, of Dongola died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at his home. He was born May 19, 1918, son of Charlie and Bertha Deen Sloan. He and Veryl Noah were married May 25, 1941. She died March 24, 1989. He and Mary Duty were married in 1990...
Richard Ward (10/31/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Richard Dale Ward, 48, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1953, in St. Louis, son of Robert and Mildred Wakefield Ward. He and Alice Ward were married April 3, 1975, in Sikeston...
Luella Biler (10/31/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Luella Biler, 93, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Doyle Graham (10/31/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Doyle Graham, 85, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at his home. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Births 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Brown Son to Gregory Alan and Lisa Delaine Brown of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:04 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001. Name, Jeremy Owen. Weight, 8 pounds 1 1/2 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Brown is the former Lisa Niswonger, daughter of the late LeRoy and Euvela Niswonger of Cape Girardeau. She is a bookkeeper at Terra Dynamic L.C. Brown is the son of Rodger and Deborah Brown of Cape Girardeau. He is chief operations officer at Terra Dynamic L.C...
Cape fire report 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 31 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 3:30 p.m., motor vehicle accident and emergency medical service at William and Henderson. At 5:30 p.m., an illegal burn at 1602 Big Bend Road. At 10:48 p.m., alarm sounding at 1025 N. Spirgg...
Cape police report 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 31 ArrestsJoseph Michael Shaw, 19, of 902 Jefferson was arrested Monday for stealing. Adrienne Lynne Proffer, 18, of 1806 William was arrested Monday for stealing. Jacob Aaron Tucker, 20, of 510 North Middle was arrested Tuesday for assault...
Perryville man hurt in accident (10/31/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man was moderately injured Tuesday in an accident in Perry County. Terry Ziegler, 24, was taken to Perry County Hospital in Perryville after the accident on Route T, one-half mile west of County Road 700. The driver of the other vehicle, Roy Smith, 36, of Festus, Mo., was not injured...
Out of the past 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 31, 1991 U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson has taken procedural steps that could lead to construction or leasing of new federal office building here; House Public Works Committee has scheduled hearing next week on Emerson's request for "11-B study" by General Services Administration; study is action by Congress directing GSA to study federal agency needs, both present and projected, and report back within 90 days...
CASA puts children's needs first (10/31/01)
Thirteen new champions for children joined the ranks of selfless volunteers in Southeast Missouri Monday afternoon at a swearing-in ceremony for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA is a remarkable program, supported by the United Way in this area, that provides lay advocates for children whose troubled families find themselves before our court system. ...
Postal workers can face this fear (10/31/01)
$$$Start By Anthony G. Carroll FARMINGTON, Mo. -- On Sept. 11, a day that will forever be engraved in our memories, the American people witnessed the unbelievable horror in New York and Washington. Our nation, our people and our freedom were attacked by terrorists. as President Bush said, an act of war was committed on our country and on the American people...
Local postal workers getting job done (10/31/01)
$$$Start By Larry Shafer Recent events in our country have shaken us to our foundations. One of these foundations is the U.S. Postal Service. The American people are accustomed to seeing their mail carrier bring the mail to their doorstep on a daily basis. It's as large a piece of Americana as apple pie...
Union activity could seal Dana plant's fate (10/31/01)
The news that Dana Corp. is looking at closing one or two of its five Traction Technology Group plants, which include its Cape Girardeau facility, was disturbing for the entire community. The local plant manufactures automotive components. The news was especially troubling for the 377 employees who work at the Dana plant here and contribute their salaries to the local economy. ...
Aging Americans are living much longer (10/31/01)
P The number of older Americans is growng, thanks to the Baby Boomers. Many older Americans are staying active too. The number of Americans over age 100 is up 35 percent nationally and 24.5 percent in Missouri. This is, no doubt, serious evidence that this country's outstanding medical care and attention to a healthy lifestyle pays off in enviable dividends...
Speak Out A 10/31/01 (10/31/01)
Officer's viewpoint CONCERNING THE Speak Out item about student profiling: Apparently the caller was a student. I'm a police officer. Although this caller thinks he is being discriminated against because of his age, it's his driving ability that is in question. ...