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Stories from Saturday, November 17, 2001

Two arrested for armed theft (11/17/01)
Cape Girardeau police apprehended two men suspected of armed robbery Friday. Officers said an armed robbery was reported about 3 p.m. at the corner of Bloomfield and Hanover streets. According to police reports, the victim said he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded his money. When the victim turned over his money, the robber got in a green car with another man and the pair fled...
Military recruiters to visit mall (11/17/01)
Military recruiters will be on hand today at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park to provide information about the armed forces. Recruiters from the Air Force, Marines, Navy, Army, National Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary are scheduled to be at the mall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m...
correction 11/17/01 (11/17/01)
The name of Jared Scirocco was inadvertently omitted from the fifth-grade A honor roll for Blanchard Elementary School in the Southeast Missourian on Nov. 15. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Harry Potter fans throng opening of movie in Cape (11/17/01)
Audiences in Cape Girardeau queued up early Friday to claim their seats for each of the nine sold-out screenings of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" at Cape West Cinema. On average, lines began about an hour and 45 minutes before each show began...
Rodney Street bridge opens (11/17/01)
The East Rodney Street bridge over Cape LaCroix Creek in Cape Girardeau opened Friday. A few finishing details will need to be completed, including striping and installing a handrail on the pedestrian bridge once the rail is delivered. Paid for out of the Transportation Trust Fund, the project included: necessary grading, excavation and embankment construction, storm sewers, drainage structures, construction of a seven-inch concrete pavement with concrete curb and sidewalks, construction of a three-span precast concrete box beam bridge and approach slabs, retaining wall, concrete bicycle trail and other related construction items as shown on the project plans.. ...
Shopping event will benefit local charities (11/17/01)
Westfield Shoppingtown in Cape Girardeau will be open for special shopping hours Sunday, benefiting over 50 area charities. Tickets are $5 and available from various charities or at the door from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Angie Holzhouser of the "Cooking with Angie" television program will offer food samples, the Cape Shriner Club clowns will entertain shoppers and Westie, the Shoppingtown mascot, will be on hand...
September sales up in Cape County (11/17/01)
Terrorism may have slowed the nation's economy in September, but local consumers opened their pocketbooks. Cape Girardeau County's November sales tax check was 39 percent more than for the same period a year ago. Cape Girardeau saw its November sales tax check jump by 38 percent over November 2000...
Jackson football players review tapes to improve their game (11/17/01)
Seth McDowell, his hair still wet from his post-practice shower, his body still sore from the football game Monday night, clutches a videotape and peeks his head into the tiny coaches' office. The daily conversation that follows goes something like this:...
Faith helps prevent substance abuse (11/17/01)
NEW YORK -- People with religious faith are markedly less likely to abuse alcohol and illegal drugs than non-believers, a Columbia University research report issued Wednesday says. The report from the university's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, found a greater tendency to shun drugs and alcohol both among people who attend worship regularly and among those who personally consider religious belief important -- whether or not they are regular worshippers...
Philadelphia man recognized by church as canonical hermit (11/17/01)
PHILADELPHIA -- He isn't part of a religious order, and his hermitage isn't on top of a mountain. But recently Richard Withers became the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia's first canonical hermit. A convert from Judaism, Withers lives in a small rowhouse in a Philadelphia neighborhood plagued by abandoned houses and drug trade...
A growing demand (11/17/01)
PEOSTA, Iowa -- Some monks make cheesecakes to supplement their income. Others breed German shepherds or market Tex-Mex food. But the 36 monks at the New Melleray Abbey are marketing a more novel item: Trappist Caskets. And business is flourishing. The monastery in northeast Iowa is surrounded by a 4,000-acre farm, a small orchard and private forest that supplies the lumber. ...
Publication of ancient scrolls celebrated (11/17/01)
NEW YORK -- Half a century after the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in desert caves, archaeologists celebrated the publication of nearly all of the ancient texts. "It's a very happy moment that we can say today that all this is completed," Emmanuel Tov, the project's editor in chief, said Thursday at the New York Public Library...
Should Christians be vegetarians? (11/17/01)
Warning: Do not read this article until Nov. 23. "Thanksgiving serves as a national myth about the salvific power of meat," complains Stephen H. Webb, a scholar who thinks the Bible supports vegetarianism. He finds the holiday spiritually vapid, "more about our gratitude for the stuffed turkey than for the variety and abundance of food options God has given us."...
Holden- Washington security visit successful (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some person-to-person communication Friday between Gov. Bob Holden and federal officials should help coordinate preparation against a potential biological terrorist attack, officials said. Security was the main topic as Holden met in Washington with Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge and members of Missouri's congressional delegation...
Extra-strength scare (11/17/01)
CHICAGO -- The first victim was a 12-year-old girl who sought remedy for a morning headache, followed by a 27-year-old postal worker, his brother and his brother's new wife. Three more people were found dead as authorities were making the unsettling connection -- all the victims had taken cyanide-laced capsules of Extra Strength Tylenol...
Wall of photos offers tribute to McClure soldiers, sailors (11/17/01)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- The photos take up almost an entire wall: Men, women and teen-agers who served in the United States armed forces, all from McClure's population of about 1,200 residents. The tribute will be unveiled tonight at a gala benefiting the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna, Ill...
Herbicide gets federal OK for Missouri cattle ranchers (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri cattle ranchers have received federal permission to apply a typically grass-killing herbicide on fescue pastures to battle a fungus that is harming their herds. The emergency approval by the Environmental Protection Agency allows cattle producers to treat up to 8 million acres of tall fescue pasture with Select 2EC Herbicide...
Gold-medal shooter takes aim in Illinois (11/17/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Nancy Napolski-Johnson has an Olympic Gold medal in shooting, yet the Downers Grove native was searching for a trophy of a different kind on a recent trip to the woods of Southern Illinois. Napolski-Johnson was hunting for her first deer with a bow and arrow. Johnson, who won the first Gold medal of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, bagged a deer with a rifle before, but not with a bow...
Judge blocks changes to cold weather rule (11/17/01)
Responding to complaints from some utilities, a judge has temporarily blocked changes to Missouri's cold weather rule that were intended to help people with overdue natural gas bills. The revised rule was to take effect Sunday. But the order by Cole County Circuit Judge Thomas Brown will prevent that in most, if not all, of Missouri. There was some confusion Friday about the scope of the order...
Cigarette chain challenges new tobacco law (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis area cigarette chain has filed a legal challenge to a new state law that bans the sale of certain tobacco products produced overseas. Dirt Cheap Cigarettes and Beer filed a lawsuit Friday in Cole County Circuit Court claiming the law approved earlier this year violates the Missouri Constitution and interstate commerce laws...
GOP asks court to rethink decision on contributions (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Republican Party is appealing a federal court ruling that upheld the state's limits on how much political parties can give to candidates. The Republican Party on Friday asked the entire nine-member 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to reconsider an earlier decision by three members of the court...
Many Missouri veterans missing out on benefits (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About 550,000 military veterans live in Missouri, some with health problems stemming from their service. But few are receiving the benefits to which they are entitled from the federal government. The reason is that many have never applied...
Jews write special haggadah for holiday (11/17/01)
NEW YORK -- Inspired by the haggadah that Jews recite at Passover meals, a Thanksgiving ritual for remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has been published by the American Jewish Committee. "Our joy is mixed with profound sorrow because there are more than 5,000 empty places at America's table," the leaflet says...
47 ferrets seized from bedroom (11/17/01)
OREGON, Mo. -- A Holt County woman whose 47 ferrets were seized from her home has been released from jail on unrelated charges of passing bad checks. Dorcus Pointer was released Thursday on three misdemeanor charges. The Holt County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate possible animal neglect, said Deputy Sam Glassford...
State could be short despite tax growth (11/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri government could face a shortfall of more than $100 million because of slumping tax revenues caused by a sluggish economy and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the state budget chief said Friday. State income tax withholdings, while still growing compared to last year, are about 25 percent lower than projections; state sales tax collections also are slightly below forecasts, said Brian Long, the budget director for Gov. Bob Holden...
Meteor shower probably best show until 2099 (11/17/01)
Brew some coffee. Unpack the lawn chairs. Astronomers predict this year's Leonids meteor display, expected to appear before dawn Sunday, will be a dazzler worth missing a little sleep. "It's now or never," said Robert Naeye of the Astronomy Society of the Pacific. "Astronomers don't think we'll see another storm like this one until the year 2099. We will probably never see a better meteor shower in our lifetimes."...
Congress OKs sweeping air security bill (11/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Trying to reassure travelers, Congress sent President Bush a sweeping aviation security bill Friday to establish a new federal force to stop weapons and bombs from getting on planes and to strengthen cockpit doors against would-be hijackers...
Senate approves tax breaks for attack victims' families (11/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks would get tax breaks under legislation approved Friday by the Senate. "This is not all we could do. It is only the beginning of what we should do," said Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., a prime sponsor of the 10-year, $430 million bill. "But it is something we can do."...
Rumsfeld- U.S. killing enemies on ground (11/17/01)
GREAT LAKES, Ill. -- U.S. special forces troops have engaged in ground combat in Afghanistan, "killing Taliban that won't surrender" as well as al-Qaida terrorists, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday. No Americans have been killed or wounded in the encounters, he said while disclosing that hundreds of U.S. ...
Lawmakers demand hearings on executive order (11/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Black lawmakers and some of the House's more liberal white Democrats and conservative Republicans are urging hearings into President Bush's decision to try by military tribunals foreigners charged with acts of terror. "They're literally dismantling justice and the justice system as we know it," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said Friday. She suggested the effects could "spill over into domestic affairs."...
Industrial activity drops in October (11/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Aftershocks from the terror attacks helped to depress industrial activity in October for the 13th straight month, the longest stretch of declines since the Great Depression. All the economic weakness, however, had a silver lining: Consumer prices fell...
Homeless man pushes woman into train's path (11/17/01)
NEW YORK -- A woman was shoved into the path of a subway train and was in serious condition, but doctors expected her to survive. A homeless man was accused of attempted murder. Police said nursing assistant Latchmie Ramsamy, 40, was pushed so hard that her white clogs remained on the edge of the platform...
Top bin Laden aide believed killed (11/17/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In twin blows to the Taliban and al-Qaida, the regime's supreme leader was reported ready Friday to abandon his home base of Kandahar, and U.S. officials disclosed that Osama bin Laden's military chief may have been killed. The developments came as U.S. warplanes struck the Taliban's two remaining strongholds, Kandahar and the northern city of Kunduz, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan...
Security breach slows air traffic around U.S. (11/17/01)
ATLANTA -- A man ran past guards and through a passenger exit at the nation's busiest airport Friday, forcing officials to halt flights and causing a ripple effect that slowed air traffic throughout the United States. When arrested nearly seven hours later, the man told police he had cleared security once but returned to the terminal to retrieve his camera bag. ...
Storms leave deadly wake in Texas (11/17/01)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Residents used a break in rainy weather to repair storm-damaged homes Friday while rescuers found the body of a man whose car was swept into a raging, muddy creek, raising the toll to seven. Storms throughout the week dumped more than a foot of rain on central Texas, flooding neighborhoods in the capital and swelling creeks and waterways...
Second anthrax letter sent to Congress (11/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Investigators have found an anthrax-tainted letter addressed to Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, the second bearing the deadly germ known to have been sent to Capitol Hill, the FBI said Friday. The contaminated letter was postmarked from Trenton, N.J., as was the one sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and contains similar handwriting, investigators said...
Finance ministers meet in Canada (11/17/01)
OTTAWA -- Finance ministers from around the world gathered Friday to discuss choking off the assets of terrorists and jump-starting the lagging global economy in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The meeting of the Group of 20 nations was originally planned for India, but was moved to Ottawa after Indian officials said they were concerned about security...
Pakistani holy warriors abandon fleeing Taliban (11/17/01)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani holy warriors are deserting Taliban ranks and streaming home in large numbers, tribal leaders said Friday, while in the streets of Peshawar, portraits of Osama bin Laden go unsold. Here where it counts, just across the Khyber Pass from the heartland of Afghanistan, the Taliban mystique is waning...
Offices torched, whites beaten in Zimbabwe (11/17/01)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Heavily armed riot police fired tear gas and chased opposition party supporters through the streets of Zimbabwe's second-largest city Friday after mobs of ruling party militants randomly beat whites and firebombed opposition offices...
No longer enemies, U.S., Russia not yet best of friends (11/17/01)
The dramatic warming in U.S-Russian relations could herald an era of pragmatism in global affairs as the two old rivals finally end decades of hostility and become friends. While a new world order is not emerging, cooperation and common interests are more likely to resolve disputes among the major powers, analysts say. That should reduce tension and boost joint efforts on tackling common threats such as terrorism...
N. Madrid to play in 3A semis (11/17/01)
Southeast Missouri News Service NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Two of the top four teams in Missouri Class 3A will collide today when Salem travels to New Madrid County Central for a semifinal showdown at 1:30 p.m. Both teams are 11-1. Salem brings a solid postseason tradition, having reached the final four the last four seasons. The Tigers finished as 3A runner-up last year...
State's top two recruits to be featured in game (11/17/01)
The state's top two recruits will be on the same field today when Jackson takes on Hazelwood East in the Class 5A semifinal at Jackson. Hazelwood East's David Richard is 6-foot-2 and weighs 225 pounds. He plays linebacker, fullback and sees some time at tailback. He runs a 4.4 to 4.5-second 40-yard dash...
Jackson shoots for 5A title game (11/17/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- If Hazelwood East plays half as well as it talks, Jackson doesn't stand a chance. In a Class 5A semifinal preview aired by Fox Sports Midwest, Hazelwood East tailback Tony Moss said Jackson running back Mario Whitney "isn't half the player he thinks he is."...
Otahks fall in opener to Montana (11/17/01)
EDINBURG, Texas -- Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball team dropped its season opener Friday night, falling 78-63 to Montana in a first-round game of the four-team Texas-Pan American Tournament. Montana (1-0), considered to be a title contender in the Big Sky Conference, shot a sizzling 57 percent from the field on its way to victory. Cheryl Keller led the way with 22 points while Hollie Tyler added 14...
Indians debut with five scholarship players (11/17/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's already depleted men's basketball team was even more shorthanded Friday night than had originally been anticipated. Prior to the season opener against visiting Birmingham Southern College, it was announced that Southeast coach Gary Garner had suspended sophomore forward Damarcus Hence for the first three games of the campaign because of a violation of team rules...
UTM ends Otahkians' season (11/17/01)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Regular-season volleyball champion Tennessee-Martin swept its way into the final of the OVC Tournament Friday night with a straight-set semifinal victory over Southeast Missouri. UTM picked up its third victory of the season over Southeast 30-23, 30-24, 30-20...
Short-handed Indians drop season opener (11/17/01)
Give Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team an 'A' for effort. But give Birmingham Southern College the season-opening victory. The Indians, with only five available scholarship players, went virtually the entire game using only six players. And they hung tough most of the way before the Panthers pulled away late for a 62-51 victory before an announced crowd of 4,118 at the Show Me Center Friday night...
NCAA rules Foster's career at UCLA is over (11/17/01)
LOS ANGELES -- The NCAA ruled Friday that DeShaun Foster won't have his eligibility restored, meaning the star running back will miss UCLA's final two regular-season games as well as a bowl game if the Bruins get an invitation. Foster, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior who leads the Pac-10 in rushing and touchdowns, was declared ineligible Nov. 7 after it was determined he received an extra benefit, a violation of NCAA rules, and he sat out UCLA's 21-20 loss to No. 7 Oregon three days later...
Hewitt earns top ranking in men's tennis (11/17/01)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt is now No. 1, the youngest man to hold the top ranking in tennis. The 20-year-old Australian beat compatriot Patrick Rafter 7-5, 6-2 Friday at the Masters Cup and replaced slumping Gustavo Kuerten for the top spot at year's end...
Earnhardt Jr. captures pole for Sunday's NAPA 500 (11/17/01)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still trying to prove to everyone, including himself, that he can be a legitimate championship contender in the near future. The third-generation NASCAR driver took a step in the right direction Friday, winning the pole for the NAPA 500 and giving himself and his team a big boost of confidence with just two races remaining in this season...
Judge prevents MLB owners from eliminating Minnesota (11/17/01)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball was barred from eliminating the Minnesota Twins next season when a judge on Friday ordered the team to play its 2002 home schedule in the Metrodome. Twins owner Carl Pohlad also was ordered not to sell the team unless the new owner agrees to have the team play its 2002 home schedule in the ballpark...
Indians wield own intimidation- Home (11/17/01)
When I talked to Hazelwood East coach Corey Johnson Thursday, I was very impressed. The coach talked intelligently with much respect not only for me, but for Jackson's coaches, players and overall football program. It's ironic that his players echoed opposite sentiments in a FOX Sports Midwest preview on today's Class 5A semifinal...
Dolores Streiler (11/17/01)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Sister Dolores Marie Streiler, 94, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at St. Mary of the Angels Convent in Richmond Heights. She was born Mary Elfeda Streiler Feb. 3, 1907, at Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Louis and Rosa Green Streiler...
Velma Hill (11/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Velma Irene Hill, 84, of St. Louis, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Beau Vaile Manor in St. Louis. She was born June 26, 1917, in Marion, Ill., daughter of Norman and Georgia Henninger Summers. She and Ira "Buster" Hill were married Dec. 9, 1939, in Matthews, Mo., and he died Jan. 28, 1991...
Gertrude Wachter (11/17/01)
Gertrude Wilma Wachter, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at The Lutheran Home. She was born July 20, 1915, in Frohna, Mo., daughter of Joseph R. and Edna I. Hellwege Mueller. She and Edwin H. Wachter were married April 18, 1937. He preceded her in death...
LeRoy Parkinson (11/17/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- LeRoy Parkinson, 74, of Dexter died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Essex, Mo., son of Thomas and Bernice Johnson Parkinson. Parkinson was a retired carpenter. A former resident of St. Louis and California, he had lived in Dexter for the past 15 years...
Patricia Deming (11/17/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Patricia Ann Deming of Anna died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Hillview Nursing Home in Vienna, Ill. She was born at Herrin, Ill., daughter of James and Fanny Finney Deming. She was married to Gene Morgan in Jackson, Mo. She was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and the Eastern Star chapter in Carbondale, Ill...
Geraldine Schaefer (11/17/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- Geraldine Teresa Schaefer, 73, of Oran died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 4, 1928, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of James B. and Minerva J. Stallings Reed. She and Elmer Joseph Schaefer were married Dec. 7, 1985. He died May 1, 1997...
Lillian Doolin (11/17/01)
Lillian I. Doolin died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Dear wife of the late David Franklin Doolin. Dear mother of Judith Doolin Spikes (James). Dear grandmother of Katie Spikes and Sarah Spikes (Richard Piercy). Dear cousin of Mildred Fikuart. Dear sister of the late Thelma Eastwood and Bertha Dees...
Virgie Hill (11/17/01)
Virgie L. Hill, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 11, 1923, in Delta, Mo., daughter of Adam Sylvester Nance and Daisy Arizona Nance. She first married Clarence A. Hafele April 17, 1943, and he died in 1969. She then married Leo Burton Hill Oct. 13, 1962, and he died in 1970. She then married Roy L. Craft in 1988...
Carl Rhodes (11/17/01)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Carl R. Rhodes, 63, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at the St. Francis Medical Center emergency room. He was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Bessville, Mo., son of Joseph A. and Nancy Jane Kirkpatrick Rhodes. A sawmill worker and farmer, Rhodes was a member of the New Bethel Methodist Church...
Irvin Ketchie (11/17/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Irvin C. Ketchie, 81, of North Charleston, S.C., formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in North Charleston. He was born March 4, 1920, in Dongola, son of Henry L. and Ida Head Ketchie. He married Eleanor Brimm. He was a member of the Old Fort Baptist Church in Summerville, S.C., and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Anna. ...
Cleo Mossman (11/17/01)
DEXTER, Mo. - Cleo Alvin Mossman, 77, of Dexter died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Puxico, Mo., son of Heber and Millie Fagan Mossman. He and Sarah Marie Estes were married March 5, 1943, at Dexter...
William Knickerbocker (11/17/01)
William Wayne Knickerbocker, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 29, 1940, in Fredonia, Kan., son of Charles J. and Alice Robinson Knickerbocker. He and Phyllis Lambert were married Dec. 14, 1993, in Miami, Okla...
Mary Norman (11/17/01)
Mary Virginia Norman, 81, of Ketchikan, Alaska, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Ketchikan General Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cape police report 11/17/01 (11/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 17 ArrestsSteven John Kreidler, 42, of 2048 Big Bend was arrested Thursday for bad checks. Tonya Lynn Gresham, 45, of 419 South Sprigg was arrested Thursday for failure to appear. Jeremiah Ramone Twiggs, 18, of 1200 Cousin was arrested Friday for assault...
Fire report 11/17/01 (11/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Nov. 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 5:23 p.m., an alarm sounding at 147 N. Silver Springs Road. At 9:31 p.m., a medial assist t 40 S. Sprigg St. At 10:18 p.m., a medical assist at 2568 Lisa, Apt. 3...
Out of the past 11/17/01 (11/17/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 17, 1991 Jackson - The Rev. Rodney H. Travis has been elected first vice president of Missouri Baptist Convention during its recent 156th annual meeting in Springfield; Travis has been pastor of 1,800-member First Baptist Church in Jackson since 1982...
Good luck to Starcatchers theater group (11/17/01)
To all the members of Jackson's Starcatchers Community Theatre: On Nov. 23 and 24, break a leg. Those are the days the infant group tests its mettle by performing "A Christmas Box." When the theater group's board members discovered the best-selling book and Hallmark Hall of Fame movie didn't exist as a stage play, they weren't satisfied merely to purchase a more common script and work through familiar lines and movements. ...
Vandals steal our sense of well-being (11/17/01)
Cape Girardeau car owners can sleep a little more easily after two Sikeston men were arrested in connection with a series of car break-ins. Police say the evidence against them is pretty damning: They were caught in the act with a car full of stolen electronic goods...
Speak Out 11/17/01 (11/17/01)
Intelligent choices WE DEMOCRATS are the party of the people as well as the party of choice -- intelligent choices, not the choices of the select few. Skimpy tidbits WHILE LISTENING to a conservative talk show, I learned two things: half-truths and skimpy tidbits of the whole story. Thanks, but no thanks...