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Stories from Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Shop offers burgers with onions, opinions (11/13/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kirby's Sandwich Shop has become a Sikeston institution since opening in 1907. Kirbyburgers are fried with a pile of onions on top, and opinions swapped with the cooks and waitresses are as plentiful as the Coca-Cola memorabilia on the walls...
Oak Ridge breaks ground for new school buildings (11/13/01)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Judy Sharp's band room at Oak Ridge High School is packed so full of students and instruments that if a student in the back row needs help, Sharp has to practically climb over the others to get to him. But, she said, after teaching in the cramped, 28-year-old room for 21 years, next year she will be able to move around with ease thanks to school district voters...
Police get 26 more car vandalism reports (11/13/01)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department has formed a task force to find those responsible for breaking the windows of as many as 60 vehicles, mostly in residential areas, within the past two months. The most recent spree took place Saturday night and in the early hours Sunday when police received reports of 26 vandalized vehicles. Items such as radar detectors, stereos and cell phones were stolen from five...
Judges set to end work in private (11/13/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Six state appeals court judges will soon begin closed-door deliberations toward settling the thorny political issue of legislative redistricting. The judges must submit final maps of Missouri's 34 state Senate districts and 163 House of Representatives districts before Dec. 28. The new boundaries, which must be redrawn to reflect population changes revealed in the 2000 Census, will be used for the next 10 years...
Two men robbed, one shot after rural party (11/13/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A party in rural Cape Girardeau County ended when two Jackson men were assaulted and robbed by what police described as a local gang. One of the victims was shot in the back and arm and robbed of $40 before being left naked in a nearby front yard, police said...
Salvation Army readies holiday work (11/13/01)
The Salvation Army is about 40 turkeys shy of having enough birds for its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be held at its headquarters building, 701 Good Hope in Cape Girardeau. "This could be the first time we've ever had to purchase turkeys," said Maj. Robert Gauthier...
Students participate more in their education in fifth grade (11/13/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. Using a pencil to mark his page in the language textbook, Cody Seyer turned his attention to the front of his fifth-grade classroom where the English lesson was about possessive nouns. Students worked out answers together as a class project, which is how many assignments are completed in Laurel Rhodes' classroom at Scott City Elementary School...
Black ministers are called upon to heal divisions (11/13/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Over and over, black residents and many ministers say a lack of cooperation among the black churches is thwarting attempts to rejuvenate Sikeston's downtrodden West End, where most of the city's blacks reside. "It's a power struggle," says the Rev. Chester Yarber of the West End Missionary Baptist Church. "We have put ourselves in a position of leading our church, but the teaching has been stepped on."...
'Wide Meadows' - The political fox (11/13/01)
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Jean Bell Mosley's book "Wide Meadows" that was first published in 1960. Last time: Getting ready for the political rally The governor spoke first, being very vehement about his party's stand. Then the representative spoke, being even more vehement, but touching on a local subject: "You all now, of course, that we are trying to pass a bill establishing a national park in the hills out west of here. ...
Schools strive to reflect the best and filter out worst (11/13/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bulldogs snarl from store windows and car bumpers, from sweatshirts and letter jackets. Football and basketball games, where the menacing school mascot is everywhere, are Sikeston's most popular events on Friday nights. It's all evidence of the strong connection between the public school system and the community it serves...
Locals react to airliner crash in New York (11/13/01)
What local residents thought when they first heard about the crash: Cody Walker, 18, of Jackson, Mo. "At first, I thought it was another terrorist attack. We don't really know. I just try to look away (from the news) until they find out what happened."...
Downtown Christmas ornaments available (11/13/01)
Want to fill in your collection of downtown Cape Girardeau Christmas ornaments? All five of the ornaments, from 1996 through 2000, are available at Old Town Cape at 111 Independence. The 1997, 1998 and 1999 ornaments are original. The Downtown Merchants Association donated its stock of the old ornaments to Old Town Cape...
SEMO to evacuate buildings for drill (11/13/01)
Southeast Missouri State University will clear every campus building for an emergency drill today in what officials say likely will be the first mass evacuation in the school's history. It will send thousands of students and teachers outdoors at once...
Embattled sheriff sends letter to resign (11/13/01)
EUREKA, Ill. -- Woodford County Sheriff Bill Myers has resigned almost two weeks after disappearing amid questions over charges to a sheriff's department credit card. County board chairman Tom Janssen said he received the one-line resignation, mailed over the weekend, on Monday...
Passengers left stranded at airports (11/13/01)
CHICAGO -- Passengers were stranded at Chicago airports and airlines scrambled to accommodate them Monday after a plane crash in New York City led to the suspension of operations at airports there. Chicago Department of Aviation spokeswoman Monique Bond said flights "going in and out New York's airports today have been suspended until further notice." There are 46 departures out of O'Hare International Airport to the New York area every day and 16 out of Midway Airport, Bond said...
Police arrest man hiding inside bar (11/13/01)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ronald Pyatt, 35, of Sikeston was arrested early Saturday for burglary after police officers responded to a report of a burglary in process at Red's Bar. Police officers, including a K-9 unit and a light unit, arrived shortly after 4:08 a.m...
Hunting death brings charges (11/13/01)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo.-- A year after a hunter shot and killed their son, Vonda and Danny Knell are angry about the ensuing investigation that has now produced a misdemeanor charge against the shooter. David McQuinley, 18, was shot in the chest at dusk on Nov. 10, 2000, by his friend's father. William Ludlow Jr., who was charged Thursday in LaClede County with third-degree assault, told investigators he mistook McQuinley for a wild pig rustling through dense brush...
Roman Catholic bishops elect first black president (11/13/01)
AP Religion WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The group that serves as the collective voice of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops elected its first black president Tuesday, Bishop Wilton Gregory of Belleville, Ill. Gregory got 186 of the 249 votes cast, with the other 63 scattered among nine candidates...
Superintendent found dead in farmer's pond (11/13/01)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- The Diamond School District superintendent, missing since Halloween, has been found dead in a farmer's pond. Greg Smith, 49, was found Sunday behind the wheel of a submerged car at the farm along Highway 59, north of Diamond, Newton County Sheriff Ron Doerge said...
St. Louis school first in region to use program (11/13/01)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- It's considered a mark of success that the 48 children at Clayton Academy don't line up in straight rows, march to the same orders or form typical classrooms. There's pride in the fact that an eighth-grader often chooses to sprawl across the floor because he knows he can't concentrate in a seat or that another student sometimes stands up for the same reason...
Parents charged with whipping daughter to death (11/13/01)
CHICAGO -- A South Side couple was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly whipping their daughter so severely it caused her death. Police said that Larry and Constance Slack strapped 12-year-old Laree Slack to a futon and beat her with an electric cord Saturday evening because she could not find her mother's coat. The girl died Sunday morning at South Shore Hospital...
Mom refuses to quit search (11/13/01)
OAKWOOD, Ill. -- It has been a year since Linda Katcher saw her son, Ryan. "He once gave me a birthday card that read 'I was going to give you a trip to the Bahamas -- but I knew you'd miss me too much,"' she said. There's no doubt about how much Katcher misses her son today and every day...
Sidewalks, gathering place, trust could help (11/13/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. --It was dusk on a hot summer day in Sikeston's Clayton Addition, and the only thing on the boys' minds was basketball. They bared their underdeveloped chests and chose teams for a pickup game, their mouths already full of the trash-talking mandatory in street ball...
New prosecutor wants to get tough on terrorists (11/13/01)
CHICAGO -- When it comes to waging war on terrorism, Chicago's new federal prosecutor has some strong views -- and a bit of experience. Patrick Fitzgerald -- who successfully prosecuted a number of mobsters and terrorists, including bin Laden associates, as a federal prosecutor in New York -- said Monday that a tough congressional anti-terrorism package is needed...
Central Illinois private schools pay leaders well (11/13/01)
PEORIA, Ill. -- A study shows that two private universities in central Illinois paid their leaders significantly more than the national average for their position. Among central Illinois private schools, Bradley University appears to be the most generous, according to a study published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Former President John Brazil made $357,081 annually leading the 6,000-student school...
Bush and Putin build friendship few predicted (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- Nothing in common, people said of backslapping George Bush and ex-spy Vladimir Putin. Yet the two leaders seem determined to find common ground. They talk warmly of heart, soul and trust. Today, the U.S. and Russian presidents meet on American soil for the first time. But they have spoken often, and Putin was the first world leader to call with words of support after Sept. 11...
Ceremony honors black vets (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- About 100 people gathered Monday to pay tribute to black veterans, including 18 former slaves who fought in the Civil War and later founded the village of Unionville, Md. After returning from battle, the soldiers built the village in 1867, on land leased to them by their former owners...
Investigators' search for clues comes up empty (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- They've hunted for clues in her Bronx apartment and the hospital where she worked, scoured phone bills and retraced her steps. But health investigators, who probe medical mysteries much as police try to unravel crimes, have come up empty...
Mechanical failure ruled probable cause (11/13/01)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The American Airlines jet that crashed in New York lost all or part of an engine in flight, and investigators said preliminary evidence pointed strongly toward mechanical failure rather than terrorism as the cause...
Nation's emergency response preparation gets post-Sept. 11 test (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- The new way of responding to emergencies kicked in Monday and yielded this quick determination: The old way would mostly do. Within minutes of the plane crash in New York, senior White House, military and law enforcement officials joined others in a conference call to plot action. They are not the normal squad called together for a plane crash...
Some judicial picks unlikely to get Senate vote this year (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's most controversial judicial nominees may have to wait until 2002 before they get a confirmation hearing, much less a vote, from the Democrat-controlled Senate. While Democrats say they plan to get as many as 30 of Bush's judges confirmed before the end of the year -- 17 of his 64 nominees have been approved so far -- none of them will likely be the four nominees who could cause long, drawn out debates among senators...
ATM-style drug dispenser saves time, maybe errors (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- It looks like a giant ATM machine, but instead of cash the contraption at a Minneapolis pediatricians' office spits out prescription drugs. No more treks to the drugstore for a 45-minute wait with a sick child: Just insert the prescription and a credit card, and out pops the medicine...
Implanted pumps can boost power of failing hearts (11/13/01)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Pumps that boost weakly beating hearts can be implanted permanently in the terminally ill, offering an alternative to heart transplants that could save tens of thousands of lives annually, according to a landmark study released Monday...
Signs point to accident in crash of jet that killed 262 (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators scoured wreckage in search of the flight data recorder from a Dominican Republic-bound jetliner that crashed in a waterfront neighborhood, killing at least 262 people. American Airlines Flight 587 crashed less than three minutes after taking off from Kennedy International, raining debris on the Rockaways section of Queens, and initially raising the specter of another terrorist attack...
Aircraft carrier heads to sea for duty in Persian Gulf area (11/13/01)
CORONADO, Calif. -- Relatives and friends, some in tears, hugged crewmen of the USS John C. Stennis on Monday before the aircraft carrier set sail to support the military action in Afghanistan. Sailors stood at ease around the edges of the nuclear-powered carrier's deck, which stretches the length of three football fields, as the Stennis moved away from its dock into San Diego Bay...
Bush, Putin begin White House talks (11/13/01)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, allies in a war on terrorism, sat down for White House talks Tuesday aimed at slashing Cold War-era nuclear arsenals and easing disagreements over American plans for a missile defense shield...
Nation digest 11/13/01 (11/13/01)
Court: Teacher can be fired for drunken driving PHILADELPHIA -- A teacher at a drug and alcohol treatment facility convicted three times of drunken driving can be fired for immoral conduct, a state appeals court ruled. The Commonwealth Court said officials were justified in firing Nancy J. Zelno...
Area hit is still reeling from attacks (11/13/01)
NEW YORK -- People in the close-knit Rockaways neighborhood have spent the past two months struggling to recover from the loss of their neighbors in the World Trade Center. Then disaster struck again closer to home. The American Airlines jetliner that crashed in the Queens enclave Monday is believed to have killed all 260 people aboard. Authorities were scrambling to find out if several more people had died on the ground...
Rumsfeld says U.S. troops in Kabul (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A small number of U.S. troops are in Kabul, helping the northern alliance rebels who drove the Taliban out, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday. The Pentagon said all of northern Afghanistan was under rebel control, except for pockets of resistance...
Remote State Department mail site tests positive for anthrax (11/13/01)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthrax contamination turned up in eight of 55 tests taken from a State Department remote mail facility in Virginia, officials reported Tuesday, a strong indication that a spore-laden letter remains to be found...
Crash believed accidental (11/13/01)
NEW YORK -- A jetliner en route to the Dominican Republic broke apart minutes after takeoff and crashed in a waterfront neighborhood Monday, engulfing homes in flames and sowing initial fears of a new terrorist atrocity. All 260 people aboard were killed, and at least six others were reported missing on the ground...
Bush ordering another increase in emergency stockpile of oil (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is ordering the government to add millions of barrels of oil to its emergency stockpile. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said Bush was announcing the increase to the Strategic Oil Reserve on Tuesday, with the size of the increase yet to be determined. "It will depend on the circumstances over the next period of time. I think it's fair to say an increase up to capacity," Fleischer said...
Rocket plane soars over Mojave Desert (11/13/01)
MOJAVE, Calif. -- A fledgling aerospace company took another step toward making private space flights Monday as a rocket-powered plane soared 9,000 feet over the desert. Xcor Aerospace's EZ-Rocket, outfitted with twin, 400-pound-thrust rocket engines, streaked off a windy Mojave Airport runway and into a cloudy sky...
Astronaut, cosmonaut on spacewalk mission (11/13/01)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut ventured out on a spacewalk Monday to hook up cables and test a crane on the international space station. It was the first spacewalk for station commander Frank Culbertson -- and almost certainly his last. His four-month mission is nearing an end, and if he ever returns to space, it will be in his old shuttle piloting job...
Inhaled anthrax mortality rate can drop, study finds (11/13/01)
WASHINGTON -- Inhaled anthrax is a treatable infection and not a sure death sentence if doctors recognize the disease early and treat it aggressively, experts say in the Journal of the American Medical Association. An analysis in JAMA of the 10 recent cases shows that if doctors speedily give patients a constellation of antibiotics, along with aggressively treating symptoms such as the accumulation of fluid in the chest, there is a high rate of survival...
Troops enter Palestinian village, kill militant, arrest 45 (11/13/01)
TEL, West Bank -- In a 10-hour raid Monday on a Palestinian village, Israeli troops killed an Islamic militant and arrested 45 residents, including 16 on Israel's wanted list. Israel also continued to hold parts of two Palestinian towns in the northern part of the West Bank. ...
Fishermen survive almost five months adrift (11/13/01)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Two fishermen survived almost five months adrift on the Pacific Ocean in a small metal boat by catching fish and birds and drinking rainwater, one of the survivors and a doctor said Monday. Two other men died during the torrid journey, which saw them drift nearly 2,480 miles west from Western Samoa to Papua New Guinea...
Dead in Algerian storm at least 579 (11/13/01)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- Rain battered northern Algeria for a fourth straight day Monday as the storm death toll climbed to at least 579 people. A torrential, 36-hour downpour that began Friday triggered a mudslide that ripped through several of the hilly capital's working-class neighborhoods, collapsing buildings, blocking roads, overturning vehicles and knocking out power...
Key nations to move faster in forming new government (11/13/01)
UNITED NATIONS -- With opposition forces driving Afghanistan's ruling Taliban fighters from their strongholds, foreign ministers from eight key countries agreed Monday to accelerate efforts to form an alternative government "on an urgent basis." The ministers from Afghan-istan's six neighbors as well as the United States and Russia met on the sidelines of a weeklong General Assembly gathering as opposition fighters claimed to have advanced toward the capital, Kabul...
Taliban forces appear to abandon Afghan capital (11/13/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban military forces appeared to have deserted the capital of Kabul at dawn Tuesday, after a series of stunning military victories by opposition forces over the past four days. Sporadic small arms fire could be heard from the hills overlooking the city, but the streets were empty of the Taliban soldiers, who had been there hours earlier...
Activist continues fight with WTO at Qatar meeting (11/13/01)
DOHA, Qatar -- Jailed in France and tear gassed in Seattle, French farm activist Jose Bove had to raise a ruckus again to get to the World Trade Organization meeting in Qatar -- only to end up feeling sidelined. "They don't allow us to attend some press conferences, they exclude us from the debates, guards are everywhere and entire sections are closed" to all except delegates, he complained in an interview...
U.N. outlines new vision for post-Taliban Afghanistan (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterUNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations envoy called Tuesday for a two-year transitional government backed by a multinational security force in Afghanistan. Lakhdar Brahimi, outlined a plan before the U.N. Security Council to bring Afghanistan's many ethnic and tribal groups together "as early as humanly possible."...
German court convicts four in 1986 disco bombing (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterBERLIN (AP) -- A German court convicted four defendants Tuesday in the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin discotheque and blamed the Libyan secret service for planning the attack which killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman...
Pakistan, Turkey could give troops to Kabul peace mission (11/13/01)
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, called for a U.N. peacekeeping mission made up of Muslim nations to deploy in Kabul and said Tuesday that Turkey and Pakistan could contribute. "Kabul should remain as a demilitarized city, this is the cause of the atrocities of the past and they must not be repeated," Musharraf said in Istanbul, hours after Afghan opposition forces seized the capital from the Taliban...
Blair - U.N. presence needed in Afghanistan to build government (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that a U.N. presence is required in Afghanistan "as soon as possible" to begin building a broad-based, stable coalition to replace the fleeing Taliban regime. Blair said he believes the northern alliance forces that have taken Kabul would accept sharing power in a new government, because that was a condition of the U.S. bombing that paved the way for advances on the ground...
Taliban deserts Kabul as northern alliance moves into capital (11/13/01)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Capping their stunning victories in the north, Afghan opposition fighters rolled into Kabul on Tuesday after Taliban troops slipped away under cover of darkness, abandoning the capital without a fight...
Macedonia on edge of stability after 3 police officers killed (11/13/01)
SEMSOVO, Macedonia -- Hundreds of Macedonian police officers converged on two villages in the Balkan country's ethnically tense northwest on Monday, attempting to prevent the escape of ethnic Albanian gunmen they said killed three police officers and took dozens of hostages...
Semis elude Tigers 18-17 (11/13/01)
Cape Girardeau Central couldn't pull off another heart-stopping victory while Washington was able to. As a result, the Blue Jays have advanced to the Class 4A semifinals. Less than a week after both squads had posted one-point, double-overtime triumphs in the opening round of the playoffs last Wednesday, Washington prevailed 18-17 Monday night in a 4A quarterfinal at Houck Stadium...
Jackson arranges 5A semi at home (11/13/01)
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Jackson's schedule is too weak, they said. The Indians are too one-dimensional, they said. Overrated, they said. Well, look who is in the Class 5A semifinals. Jackson proved their skeptics wrong Monday night as they improved to 12-0 with a dominating 19-0 quarterfinal victory over Parkway West (9-3)...
Charleston's season ends (11/13/01)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Unbeaten John Burroughs marched into the Class 2A semifinals with a 42-22 victory over Charleston Monday night. Bomber quarterback A.J. Van Slyke, the son of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Andy Van Slyke, unloaded four touchdowns while passing for 256 yards...
Southeast record fails to speak for itself (11/13/01)
Statistically, Southeast Missouri State University's football Indians improved tremendously during Tim Billings' second season as their head coach. About the only major improvement missing came in the area of wins and losses as the 2001 Indians went 4-7 as opposed to 3-8 last year. But Billings is planning on all that changing next season...
Indians nab win in final tuneup (11/13/01)
The Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball team built a little confidence with an 80-69 exhibition win over the Dreambuilders at the Show Me Center Monday night. The Indians were in need of a victory after losing a 22-point second-half lead in an opening exhibition loss to the University of Missouri-St. Louis last Thursday...
Warner's seven interceptions stick out like a sore thumb (11/13/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Seven interceptions from Kurt Warner in two games is causing a bit of concern for the St. Louis Rams. Warner threw four interceptions in a 34-31 loss to the Saints two weeks ago, and three more in Sunday's 48-14 blowout victory over the Carolina Panthers. Afterward, he said he's been bothered by a sprained thumb since the season opener, especially on long balls, where the ball appears to hang up...
McGwire's surprising retirement creates $30-million question (11/13/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire's retirement creates a $30 million windfall in the St. Louis Cardinals' budget. Now they have to decide how -- or if -- to spend it. Among the options to replace McGwire, who retired Sunday after two frustrating, injury-plagued seasons, is a player who's done it successfully once before: Jason Giambi...
Patriots to start Brady against Rams (11/13/01)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe is expected to be cleared to return to practice this week, and he could be ready to play Sunday night against St. Louis. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he expects the team's doctors to give Bledsoe the OK this week. But that doesn't mean he will replace Tom Brady, who is 5-2 as a starter since Bledsoe's chest injury, as the starting quarterback...
Pujols, Ichiro named top rookies for 2001 season (11/13/01)
NEW YORK -- Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki became the second straight Japanese player to win the American League Rookie of the Year award, and Albert Pujols of St. Louis was a unanimous choice Monday for the National League honor. Suzuki received 27 of 28 first-place votes from a panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
Sports digest 11/13/01 (11/13/01)
Missouri suspends three players for K-State game COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three Missouri football players have been suspended for the Nov. 24 game at Kansas State, coach Gary Pinkel said Monday. Junior defensive end Antwaun Bynum, senior punter Jared Gilpin and redshirt freshman punter Brock Harvey were suspended for violating team standards. Pinkel would not comment further on why he took the disciplinary action. A team spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment...
Stores start Christmas season a few weeks early (11/13/01)
It seems like every year stores begin decorating for Christmas a few weeks earlier. I went to a mall in St. Louis three weeks before Halloween and was surprised to find giant red and green wreaths hanging from the ceilings and Santa's little helpers assembling his house in center court...
Dorothy Lewis (11/13/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dorothy Lee Lewis, 70, of Chaffee died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at the home of a daughter in Arnold, Mo. She was born Dec. 27, 1930, in Oran, Mo., daughter of Jessie Green and Midgze Nance Williamson. She and Woodrow Wilson Lewis were married March 12, 1969. He died Aug. 31, 1991...
Verba Romines (11/13/01)
BERNIE, Mo. -- Verba Ellen Romines, 80, of Bernie died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. She was born Feb. 8, 1921, at Fisk, Mo., daughter of Alva and Julia Allen Rowley. Romines was a social service supervisor with Department of Public Social Services in Blythe, Calif. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary 2987 in Blythe. She moved back to the Bernie area a few years ago...
Danielle Davis (11/13/01)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Danielle Davis, 23, of Cairo died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at her home. Massie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clay Henderson (11/13/01)
WARE, Ill. -- Clay Henderson, 89, of Ware died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at his home. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Steven Veal (11/13/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Robert Steven Veal, 41, of Scott City died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a train at Bell Crossing near Scott City. He was born Nov. 29, 1959, in Peoria, Ill., son of Joseph Marcus and Angela Fay Wedding Veal...
Darrell Alcorn (11/13/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Darrell Ellis Alcorn, 84, of Sikeston died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his home. He was born June 13, 1917, in Greenway, Ark., son of Ellis and Wrista Alcorn. He and Juanita Branum were married Sept. 12, 1935. Alcorn farmed many years. He owned Alcorn Real Estate and Insurance Co., and was area management broker for HUD Housing 23 years. He was named Sikeston's Man of the Year in 1968...
Births 11/13/01 (11/13/01)
mJohnson Son to Amy Chanel Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:31 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Name, Noah Khyler. Weight, 8 pounds 5 1/2 ounces. Second child, first son. Ms. Johnson is the daughter of Bev and Wayne Welch of Tamms, Ill. She is a customer service representative with Southwestern Bell...
Dexter teens hurt in I-55 mishap (11/13/01)
FRUITLAND, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., teen-ager who fell asleep at the wheel was seriously injured early Monday when her vehicle ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 55. Heather Hardin, 18, was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital after the 1:56 a.m. accident at Fruitland. Her passenger, 18-year-old Kelly Affolder of Dexter, was taken to the same hospital with moderate injuries...
Cape police report 11/13 (11/13/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 13 ArrestsHillary Millicent Lowell, 28, of 11 S. Pindwood Lane was arrested Sunday at Wal-Mart for theft. Feleshia Lynn Kimes, 25, of 1226 Harmony was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for no license and no seat belt...
Cape fire report 11/13 (11/13/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 13 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 7:57 p.m., a medical assist at 1620 N. Main St. At 10:45 p.m., a medical assist at 2719 Flora Hills. At 11:53 p.m., a medial assist at 3031 Minutemen Way. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 12:26 a.m., a medical assist at 3110 Meadowlark Lane...
Out of the past 11/13/01 (11/13/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 13, 1991 City and Missouri Highway and Transportation Department officials yesterday broke ground on next segment of Cape Girardeau's $3 million Lexington Avenue arterial project; newest segment will consist of five-lane road and bridge of Cape LaCroix Creek between Mount Auburn Road and Lexington; also, traffic signals will be installed at Kingshighway and Mount Auburn...
Nightmare of American blowback (11/13/01)
KENNETT, Mo. -- I believe most Americans would understand the current events that have turned us from an incredibly affluent society into one that at times seems to take on the appearance of a cowering one if we only had a better grasp of what precipitated the Sept. 11 attacks...
National Guard may need bigger numbers (11/13/01)
The Missouri National Guard lacks sufficient manpower to indefinitely carry out the additional duties placed on it by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the state's acting adjutant general said last week. Acting Adjutant General Dennis Shull said the Guard is fully capable of carrying out the missions it has been asked to perform in recent weeks, but the increasing demands being placed upon it will at some point require an upgrade in troop strength...
Tax holiday could boost sagging economy (11/13/01)
The economy, which was deteriorating noticeably from the middle of last year, is now almost certainly in recession. It is likely that the recession will be dated officially to have begun earlier this year. It is a recession, we are persuaded, that was brought on by excessive tightening by the Federal Reserve during 1999 and early 2000...
Speak Out A 11/13/01 (11/13/01)
Support for union I APPLAUD the employees at the Dana Corp. plant and their efforts to become union members. Dana's management team and the anti-union propaganda this newspaper has published will not stop the employees from organizing. Dana has other plants that are organized. ...