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Stories from Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Run of the drill - Southeast evacuates 6,400 successfully (11/14/01)
No one screamed. Emergency officials didn't rush to the scene. No one was injured in Tuesday's evacuation drill at Southeast Missouri State University that forced 6,400 students and employees to briefly exit all campus buildings. Most people were prepared for the school's first campus-wide emergency evacuation exercise. The university sent a letter to students and school employees alerting them to the drill and posted signs around campus to add emphasis...
Cape man receives top extension award (11/14/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau philanthropist B.W. Harrison has been honored with the highest award given by the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Service. Harrison is the 2001 recipient of the Gordon Warren Land-Grant Award, given annually to a person who exemplifies the land-grant mission and assists others in the community and state. The late Gov. Mel Carnahan received the award in 1998...
Some area residents believed to have donated baby teeth (11/14/01)
Associated Press Paul McCartney performed at the "Concert for New York" at New York's Madison Square Garden in this Oct. 20 file photo. Cartney witnessed the aftermath of the New York plane crash Monday from the window of a Concorde jet, which landed in the city minutes after the American Airlines jet went down...
Fourth-graders handle all assignments by computer (11/14/01)
INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING By Charity Lane ~ Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- Fourth-grade students at Southland C-9 are experiencing a reality that just a few short years ago seemed like something out of a science fiction novel...
Consumers key to stopping slump, economic officials say (11/14/01)
AWAITING HOLIDAY SPENDING "These statistics indicate that Missouri's economy was continuing to slow." -- Joe Driskill, director of the Department of Economic Development By Jack Stapleton Jr. ~ Southeast Missourian...
Retailers get logistics help inside stores (11/14/01)
A store's window often gets cluttered with too many signs, distracting from any clear message. All customers really want to know is the hours of operation and whether or not you take a charge card. Another thing: Don't leave Christmas lights up all year -- people don't look at it as creative and festive lighting. They just notice the lights were never taken down after the holiday season...
MoDOT work under budget for FY 2001 (11/14/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Actual costs for state highway and bridge projects completed in fiscal year 2001 were 1.4 percent lower than estimated, a legislative committee was told Tuesday. Missouri Department of Transportation director Henry Hungerbeeler cited that figure as evidence the department is doing a responsible and efficient job in maximizing its nearly $1.8 billion annual budget...
Air Evac's operations to cease at Cape airport (11/14/01)
Air Evac EMS Inc. will cease operations at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport beginning Dec. 1. In a letter to the city from Air Evac board chairman William Chritton Jr., he said the company has "never been able to make the venture financially viable."...
Deer hunt sees record numbers (11/14/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About 5 percent more deer were killed during the opening weekend of the deer hunt this year than last year, according to numbers from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The department's numbers show 116,553 deer were taken across the state this past weekend, up from last year's record high of 111,002...
Legislature seeks changes to Ryan's anti-terrorism bill (11/14/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State lawmakers are questioning Attorney General Jim Ryan's anti-terrorism proposal, but there was little indication Tuesday that the measure wouldn't pass in the fall legislative session. A Senate committee adopted the bill containing the proposal's language but senators agreed it needs work...
Visitors praise increased security at Illinois Capitol (11/14/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Thirty-three schoolchildren visited the state Capitol and were met by guards -- some armed -- searching bags and inspecting IDs Tuesday. Their response to this potentially alarming sight? Disappointment that they were not searched with metal-detecting wands, said their teacher...
Tamoxifen offers help to some women (11/14/01)
CHICAGO -- The drug tamoxifen may help prevent breast cancer in healthy women with BRCA2 genetic mutations but not in women with BRCA1 defects, new research suggests. The abbreviations stand for defects involving Breast Cancer Gene 1 and Breast Cancer Gene 2 that are strongly linked with breast and ovarian cancers...
Judge refuses to free ex-chief of detectives (11/14/01)
CHICAGO -- A judge refused Tuesday to free Chicago's jailed former chief of detectives to spend the holidays with his family, saying he might flee to avoid prison and could pose a danger to the community. "The organized crime aspects of this case cannot be overstated," U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle said in refusing to grant bond to William Hanhardt, the one-time top detective on the city's police force...
Illinois prepares wish list for federal funding (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- If Congress approves a broad economic stimulus package that includes money for infrastructure needs, Illinois is prepared to move quickly to spend as much as $1 billion on road, bridge and other projects that might be funded with the new federal dollars...
State workers to begin voting on unionization (11/14/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of state employees will begin casting votes today on whether to join a union, a first since Gov. Bob Holden expanded union powers this summer through an executive order authorizing collective bargaining. Nearly 2,000 state employees, including probation and parole officers and unemployment caseworkers, will begin voting on whether they want to be represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 2000...
Bush, Putin agree to cut nuclear arms (11/14/01)
WASHINGON -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin both pledged Tuesday to slash Cold War-era nuclear arsenals by two-thirds, to levels unseen in decades, but remained at odds over American plans to develop a missile defense shield. "Together, we're making history as we make progress," Bush said after three hours of summitry at the White House. "We're transforming our relationship from one of hostility and suspicion to one based on cooperation and trust."...
Court enforces deadline to sue (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- Victims of identity theft or other credit fraud cannot stretch a two-year deadline to sue companies that collect or spread bad information, even if the victims don't learn of the problem until it is too late, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday...
Bishop mixes spirituality with message on race (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops chose their first black president Tuesday, electing a powerful orator who speaks bluntly about racism in the church and society at large. Bishop Wilton Gregory, of Belleville, Ill., said he would continue to speak about racism as a violation of Christ's teaching and an evil that Catholics must work to end...
Order would allow military tribunal to try terrorists (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush approved the use of a special military tribunal Tuesday that could put accused terrorists on trial faster and in greater secrecy than an ordinary criminal court. The United States has not convened such a tribunal since World War II...
GOP tries to head off New Yorkers seeking extra funds (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- White House officials and House Republican leaders labored Tuesday to head off a challenge to President Bush by New York lawmakers seeking $11 billion to help the city recover from September's terrorist attack. As they did, Democrats said they would ignore Bush's threat to veto any emergency anti-terrorism spending that exceeds the $40 billion already provided by Congress. ...
Payday lenders' fees equal up to 910 percent a year (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- Businesses offering short-term cash advances against borrowers' paychecks charge fees equivalent to annual interest rates of 182 percent to 910 percent, a survey shows. The companies making the payday loans are increasingly entering partnerships with out-of-state banks to skirt the law in the 19 states that prohibit such loans, officials of the Consumer Federation of America and Public Interest Research Group said Tuesday...
Nation digest 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
Mistrial in murder case against rabbi CAMDEN, N.J. -- A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial of a rabbi accused of arranging his wife's murder after the jury said they had reached a standstill on all three counts. Jurors deliberated for more than 40 hours over seven days before sending Superior Court Judge Linda G. Baxter a note Tuesday saying they could not reach a decision in the case against Rabbi Fred J. Neulander...
Researcher says sea level rising faster (11/14/01)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Sea level has risen between 12 and 20 inches along Maine's coast and as much as two feet in Nova Scotia during the past 250 years, according to a team of international researchers. It's the biggest rise in the past millennium and global warming is to blame, said Roland Gehrels of the University of Plymouth in England...
Stocks higher on HP earnings and strong October retail sales (11/14/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A record jump in retail sales and better-than-expected earnings by Hewlett-Packard sent stocks higher Wednesday for the second straight session. After weeks of rallying, the Dow Jones industrials are now halfway between the 9,605 level held before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and 10,000...
OMB Deputy Director O'Keefe to become new NASA administrator (11/14/01)
AP Science WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Sean O'Keefe, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and co-author of a recent study highly critical of NASA, will be named the new space agency administrator, sources said Wednesday. Republican congressional aides said that President Bush planned to name O'Keefe to the NASA job this week and that O'Keefe has told associates of his plans to leave OMB...
INS to be restructured to aid immigrants, fight terrorism (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration announced Wednesday a major restructuring of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to separate law enforcement and service duties. The change fulfills a campaign pledge by President Bush to try to reduce the long waits endured by people who apply for benefits such as naturalization or permanent residency. It also seeks to address deficiencies in how the INS tracks foreigners who enter the country...
Spinach, blueberries helped rats' brains (11/14/01)
SAN DIEGO -- Studies exploring the effects of specific foods on the brains of animals found that diets rich in spinach and blueberries may help stave off age-related declines in rats' mental abilities. Rats fed a diet rich in spinach reversed a normal loss of learning that occurs with age, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Florida. The study was presented at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in San Diego this week...
Red Cross says all Fund donations will go to attack victims (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The American Red Cross said Wednesday it will use all the money donated to the Liberty Fund for victims of the terrorist attacks, reversing a plan to set aside some of the money for other needs. The Liberty Fund has collected $543 million. ...
Retail sales soar by record 7.1 percent in October (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers, drawn by favorable financing and heavy discounting, boosted retail sales in October by 7.1 percent, the biggest one-month gain ever recorded. The jump in sales at the nation's retail stores came after consumers cut back on their spending in September, pushing sales down by 2.2 percent, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday...
New fossils show whales related to hippos, cows (11/14/01)
New fossil discoveries add weight to the conclusion that whales are related to land-based plant-eaters such as cows and hippopotamuses rather than to an extinct group of carnivores, two groups of researchers report. Scientists have known that whales evolved from four-legged land animals million of years ago. However, which branch of the animal kingdom whales split from has been a matter of debate...
Investigators focus on why jet's tail fin snapped off (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators focused Wednesday on how the tail fin of American Airlines Flight 587 snapped off the fuselage as the jetliner broke apart and crashed, killing 265 people. Determining how the 25-foot-high tail separated from the plane -- a breakup experts consider unprecedented -- was hampered Wednesday with word that the flight data recorder was damaged, the National Transportation Safety Board said...
Too loud for comfort - In space, no one can hear above the din (11/14/01)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The image is one of quiet serenity: Astronauts on a space station gliding effortlessly around Earth, removed from worldly clamor. Here's the shrill reality: The fans and pumps are so loud up on the international space station that astronauts who spent nearly six months on board consider noise one of the top habitability issues...
Retailers gird for launches of GameCube and Xbox consoles (11/14/01)
NEW YORK -- Let the console game wars begin. With Microsoft's much anticipated Xbox due in stores Thursday, followed by Nintendo's GameCube three days later, this holiday season is looking to become a hardcore gamer's dream. In a slumping economy, the nation's retailers are counting on the new consoles to drive overall traffic into their stores and hoping a sizzling video game market will fuel holiday sales...
Rattling heard in cockpit seconds before crash (11/14/01)
NEW YORK -- The cockpit voice recorder from American Flight 587 indicates the pilots struggled to control the plane after a rattling was heard less than two minutes into takeoff, investigators reported Tuesday. George Black Jr. of the National Transportation Safety Board said investigators do not yet know what caused the "airframe rattling noise."...
Santa letters to be zapped for anthrax (11/14/01)
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of thousands of children's letters to Santa Claus will be irradiated against anthrax so New Yorkers won't hesitate to respond to this year's heart-tugging requests, the U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday. "We're not going to cancel Christmas," said David Solomon, regional vice president of the Postal Service. "We certainly want people to feel comfortable about opening their hearts and bringing some happiness at this time of year."...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs help healthy heart patients (11/14/01)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Even heart patients with seemingly healthy cholesterol levels live longer and better if they take cholesterol-lowering drugs, a discovery that could vastly increase the number of people using these already ubiquitous medicines. The findings emerge from the largest experiment ever to test the power of so-called statin drugs, which already are recommended for about 36 million Americans at risk of dying from heart disease...
Army decides not to carry out inquiry in boy's death (11/14/01)
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip -- Eleven-year-old Khalil Mughrabi never came home after a soccer game with friends in an empty lot in this refugee camp. He was killed after the game, hit in the head by a large-caliber bullet as he sat, his friends said, resting on a mound of sand...
Four convicted in disco bombing (11/14/01)
BERLIN -- A Berlin court convicted four people Tuesday in the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin disco that killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman. The United States blamed the attack on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi -- a charge the court said was not proven...
Farmers abandon land after eviction announcement (11/14/01)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Ordered to immediately stop working their land or face prison, white Zimbabwean farmers on Tuesday began dismantling the equipment and infrastructure on some of their farms. As part of its "fast track" land reform plan, the government on Monday ordered 1,000 white commercial farmers who had received notification their land was to be seized to stop cultivating their land and prepare to vacate their homes...
Officials outline plan for Afghan government (11/14/01)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations called Tuesday for a two-year transitional government for Afghan-istan backed by a multinational security force, while world leaders said the world body should have a leading role in the war-ravaged nation's peace process...
As Taliban cities fall, refugees load donkeys and head home (11/14/01)
GHAM GHASHLAGA, Afghanistan -- At a refugee camp in Afghanistan bustling with women loading donkeys for the long-awaited trip home, a crowd of men swelled around a transistor radio and listened to the stunning news of Taliban forces being routed in city after city...
France takes hard stand on subsidies at WTO meeting (11/14/01)
DOHA, Qatar -- Negotiators worked past the deadline early today to save the World Trade Organization's attempt to start a new round of talks on freeing up global commerce. The goal was a compromise over farm export subsidies that would ease objections from the European Union, especially France, and avoid another collapse like the one the WTO suffered in Seattle two years ago...
Kabul celebrates alliance's arrival (11/14/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans brought their radios out of hiding and played music in the streets, savoring the end of five years of harsh Taliban rule as the northern alliance marched triumphantly into Afghanistan's capital Tuesday. Diplomats sought U.N. help in fashioning a government for the shattered country...
Smallpox attack would hit developing world hardest (11/14/01)
LONDON -- It is a nightmare that has gained the public's attention since Sept. 11: a terrorist walks into an airport and releases the smallpox virus, a scourge that killed millions of people before it was eradicated more than two decades ago. Seventeen unsolved cases of anthrax in the United States have made the threat of a chemical or biological terrorist attack seem more real and has prompted the U.S. ...
U.S. warplanes target retreating Taliban (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The northern alliance moved Wednesday to consolidate its grip on Kabul, taking over key posts and ministries despite a pledge to support a broad-based government. Forced to retreat south, the Taliban were reportedly struggling to prevent their movement from disintegrating...
WTO delegates agree to start new round of trade talks (11/14/01)
AP Business WriterDOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Bleary-eyed delegates at the World Trade Organization conference agreed Wednesday to start a new round of much-anticipated talks to free up global commerce after the lone holdout -- India -- agreed to abstain...
OPEC plans to make deep cut in oil output (11/14/01)
AP Business WriterVIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC has agreed to reduce its daily production target for oil by 1.5 million barrels, or 6 percent, but only if non-OPEC producers share the burden by making a deep cut of their own, the cartel announced Wednesday...
Ex-king urges fellow Afghans to unite and choose own destiny (11/14/01)
Associated Press WriterROME (AP) -- Afghanistan's exiled king urged Afghans on Wednesday to unite and freely choose their own destiny now that the Taliban rulers have fled Kabul. In a statement to be broadcast on radio inside Afghanistan, Mohammed Zaher Shah, 87, also urged that the U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan end soon...
Missouri claims opener over UTM (11/14/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kareem Rush scored 28 points as No. 8 Missouri opened the season with a sloppy 89-63 victory over Tennessee-Martin in the first round of the Guardians Classic on Tuesday night. Arthur Johnson added 10 rebounds and four first-half blocked shots for Missouri, which swatted away seven shots in the first half and 10 overall...
MU takes breather before final two games (11/14/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Like most college football teams at this point in the season, Missouri is banged up, bruised and battered. That's normal, coach Gary Pinkel insists. But the Tigers also have sustained some serious injuries to key players, making the week off before playing Kansas State on Nov. 24 in Manhattan, Kan., all the more valuable...
NCAA ruling leaves SEMO even shorter (11/14/01)
An already depleted Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball team received yet another blow Tuesday when expected starting point guard Kenny Johnson was declared ineligible by the NCAA for the first semester of play. Johnson, a transfer from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo., missed the Indians' two exhibition games as Southeast awaited word on an appeal by the school regarding Johnson's eligibility...
Jordan struggles to find the proper touch with Wizards (11/14/01)
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan isn't sure what to do or when to do it. He's trying to rediscover his shooting touch and still be a team player. At times he tries to take over a game, and at others he forces the inexperienced Washington Wizards around him to become more involved so they can learn...
Big Mac's sad season ends with a mighty whiff (11/14/01)
ST. LOUIS -- After one more strikeout, Mark McGwire called it quits. Big Mac fanned on Sunday night. The retirement fax to ESPN was fine, but McGwire didn't play baseball for ESPN. He wasn't paid by ESPN. McGwire owed a phone call to Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty. And McGwire certainly should have informed his friend and longtime manager, Tony La Russa. McGwire and La Russa have been through a lot together, in Oakland and St. Louis...
Blue Jackets power past Blues with five seconds left in OT (11/14/01)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ray Whitney scored a rare power-play goal for Columbus with five seconds remaining in overtime and the Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Tuesday night for their first home win. The Blue Jackets got a power play with 24 seconds to go when Scott Mellanby was called for holding. David Vyborny fed Whitney, who carried it over the blue line and beat Brent Johnson for the game-winner...
Sports digest 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
Baseball lawyers hope to set hearing dates NEW YORK -- Lawyers for baseball players and owners hope to agree today on dates for hearing the union's grievance to stop two major league teams from being eliminated. The sides planned to speak by telephone with Shyam Das, baseball's arbitrator...
McGwire - 'Zero' chance of return (11/14/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire said there's "zero" chance he'll be like Michael Jordan and come out of retirement. In his first interview since retiring Sunday, McGwire told ESPN that his mind is made up. "Michael Jordan can control the game," McGwire said Tuesday. "Give me the ball, I'll do what I want with it. When you're a power hitter, you're not in control of anything. There's absolutely no way. Zero."...
Do-over turns a Titan victory into agonizing loss to Ravens (11/14/01)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans celebrated what they believed was a last-second victory against the defending Super Bowl champions. Instead, the Titans were done in by a do-over. "I guess it wasn't meant to be," Tennessee center Bruce Matthews said Tuesday...
Johnson earns 4th Cy Young (11/14/01)
NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson didn't have to share this award with Curt Schilling. The Big Unit, co-MVP of the World Series with his Arizona Diamondbacks teammate, won his third straight National League Cy Young Award on Tuesday, receiving 30 of 32 first-place votes from a panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
Foods of yesteryear have place at table today (11/14/01)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Thanksgiving has had a long evolution over the centuries, and that includes the occasional surprise. Popcorn, for example. There were no forks on that first Thanksgiving table in 1621. Instead, the Pilgrims and Indians shared cups and spoons and used knives and their fingers to eat...
Control, not cure, may be goal for ear infections (11/14/01)
$$$Start jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: My dog has had a long-standing problem with his ears. I treat them, and they get better. They seem better for a while, and then they get worse again. It has gone back and forth like this for several years. Someone suggested that my dog might have ear canker. I have never heard of ear canker. What is it?...
Beaujolais Nouveau - Young wine is meant to be gulped (11/14/01)
  • the movie "The Jerk," Steve Martin saunters into a restaurant and insists that the waiter bring him a bottle of "new" wine. Moviegoers, especially those brought up on those television commercials featuring a corpulent Orson Welles intoning that Paul Masson would sell no wine before its time, laugh at his stupidity. ...
  • It's time to find out what college life is all about (11/14/01)
    $$$Start They're labeled non-traditional college students, but they should be called heroes. Or maybe lunatics. I've admired them for years: women with a job and a few kids at home who still find the hours in a day to attend a class, work on a paper, hit the books. Men who already have good jobs and fine homes to take care of but feel unfulfilled because they don't have an education...
    Hearty fall dessert recipes (11/14/01)
    $$$Start Pumpkin cookies are the specialty this week from my daughter's pre-kindergarten classroom. Mrs. Sue has had the 4- and 5-year-olds busy making cookies. Lexie told me they were good, but she didn't eat the raisins. That's okay, though; at 4 years old I guess you don't have to eat your raisins if you don't want to. So, once again I will share with you another great Purple Room specialty...
    Edgar Geile (11/14/01)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edgar C. Geile, 90, of Perryville died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Montclair Residential Care. He was born May 26, 1911, in Perry County, Mo., son of Joseph L. and Josephine Doll Geile. He and Eleanor Proctor were married Dec. 28, 1931. She died Jan. 15, 1967. He and Juanita Rushing were married Sept. 3, 1968...
    Clay Henderson (11/14/01)
    WARE, Ill. -- Clay Henderson, 89, of Ware died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at his home. Survivors include a son, Clayton Henderson of San Francisco; and a stepdaughter, Sharon Sydenstricker of Washington, D.C. Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., after 1 p.m. Saturday...
    Joyce Holekamp (11/14/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- A memorial service for Joyce Ann Holekamp, 53, of Jackson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until service time. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorials to St. Jude's Children's Hospital...
    Helen Bess (11/14/01)
    Helen Dawanda Bess of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Marlin Dunn (11/14/01)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Funeral for Marlin Dunn of Dexter will be held at 2 p.m. today at Rainey Funeral Home. The Rev. Adam Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery. Dunn, 65, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
    Caseline Henry (11/14/01)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Caseline Ethel Henry, 45, of Charleston died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Aug. 5, 1956, in Charleston, daughter of Lanie and Edith Fulton Henry. Henry was a 1975 graduate of Charleston High School...
    Violet Thompson (11/14/01)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Violet Marie Thompson, 79, of Karnak and formerly of Metropolis, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born March 1, 1922, in Washington, D.C. She married William J. Thompson Sr. He preceded her in death...
    Albert Kueker (11/14/01)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Albert F. Kueker, 87, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at his home. He was born May 4, 1914, in Ruma, Ill., son of Louis and Christina Sievers Kueker. He and Elsie M. Erdmann were married Nov. 24, 1945, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. She died Jan. 12, 1998...
    Robert Allen (11/14/01)
    Robert Howard Allen, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Esther Casey (11/14/01)
    Esther Amy Casey, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    John Upchurch (11/14/01)
    John Martin Upchurch, 55, of Manchester, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
    Hartmann Son to Dennis and Deidre Hartmann of Little Rock, Ark., Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, 3:18 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Name, Matthew Robert. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Hartmann is the former Deidre Walton, daughter of Riley and Marilyn Walton of Joplin, Mo. ...
    Cape police report 11/14 (11/14/01)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Nov. 14 ArrestsScott William Pierce, 19, 3028 Aspen, was arrested Monday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Marcus Termayne Morgan, 21, of Frohna, Mo., was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear and on a Perry County warrant for probation violation...
    Cape fire report 11/14 (11/14/01)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Nov. 14 Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:At 8:40 p.m., an emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg St. Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:At 3:46 p.m., a medical assist at 2518 Lynwood...
    Jackson fire report 11/14 (11/14/01)
    Jackson Wednesday, Nov. 14 Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: An emergency medical service on South Hope Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: An emergency medical service on South Hope. An alarm at 1104 Kimbeland...
    Out of the past 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
    10 years ago: Nov. 14, 1991 First federal grand jury to serve Southeast Missouri will be impaneled early next year, says U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh; unlike state grand juries, which are often called to investigate specific problems, federal grand juries are essential to federal law enforcement because it is the only way criminal indictments can be handed down...
    Correction 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
    The name of Keith LeGrand was omitted from the St. Augustine School fourth-grade honor roll published Nov. 7. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Sikeston's effort deserves broad support (11/14/01)
    P In a little over a year, Sikeston officials have pinpointed a variety of crucial problems and have enlisted city resources, other government agencies and entire neighborhoods to promote a positive future. Sure, every city has its problems: the blighted neighborhood that gives police fits, the dilapidated house no one will fix up or tear down, the lingering prejudice that keeps citizens from embracing each other and moving forward...
    Yule traditions are disappearing; celebrations wane (11/14/01)
    To the editor: Readers of the marvelous 18th century English novels of manners and those who watch TV versions of these stories remember the English Yule-log culture when you cleaned up the castle and friends from afar arrived with their coach-and-four and a lackey or two hanging on the standards. Parties lasted for weeks...
    Speak Out A 11/14/01 (11/14/01)
    Behind the scenes TO THE person who wants to tear down the Marquette Hotel: My husband and several other people have been working very hard to get the old hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In fact, some of them are heading to Jefferson City, Mo., for the nomination hearing. Good things are about to happen for the Marquette. Just because you don't see a difference when you pass the building doesn't mean that something isn't happening behind the scenes...