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Stories from Monday, November 26, 2001

Cape County native will be aboard launch (11/26/01)
Cape Girardeau County native Linda Godwin is preparing to fly to the International Space Station. The mission will be the first shuttle launch since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and NASA officials say security will be far greater than previous shuttle flights...
Dinner honors 'communities on the move' in Illinois (11/26/01)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Southern Illinois communities have shared in an economic windfall during the past year, almost $10 million ranging from a $130,000 grant for library building renovations at Mounds, Ill., to the more than $2.7 million for SouthWater Inc. water service improvement...
University honors students with scholarship reception (11/26/01)
Students at Southeast Missouri State University were honored Oct. 6 during a scholarship reception. Students recognized were: Anne Dean of Webster Groves, Mo., was awarded the St. Louis Alumni Endowed Scholarship at the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Scholarship Reception...
Mrs. A needs clothes, blankets, towels (11/26/01)
Life for Mrs. A has been lonely since her husband died in May. She cared for him at home as long as she was able and then visited him every day in the nursing center. Now that he has passed away, she is alone. The couple had no children. Her financial support comes in a small pension and Social Security checks. But there are many things Mrs. A simply cannot afford on that limited income...
Parade brings floats, candy for kids (11/26/01)
Every year, 68-year-old Frankie Schott of Cape Girardeau kicks off the Christmas season the same way -- sitting in front of the Hecht's Too store with her family watching the Downtown Merchants Parade of Lights. Schott, along with her husband, two children, daughter-in-law and five grandchildren, got downtown at 5 p.m. Sunday to stake out their annual parade-watching spot on Main Street...
Old Town Cape lays foundation in its first year (11/26/01)
The first year of a group created to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau has been one fixed on laying fundamental groundwork for projects that will bear more visible fruit in the future, according to organizers and business owners. Old Town Cape -- the name selected for a program that represents a wide area of the downtown -- set up shop in November 2000, and since then the group has done "an amazing amount of work," said executive director Catherine Dunlap...
Money tight for family with three boys (11/26/01)
A family of five who recently moved to Cape Girardeau from a northern state won't have much for Christmas this year without the help of Toybox and the community. Toybox is a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that helps provide Christmas gifts to needy families and children from infants to 12 years old...
Parade winners (11/26/01)
Themen Christ Church of Heartland, first Heartland Telephone, second Christian Faith Fellowship, third Convention Visitors Bureau, fourth Appearance Trinity Lutheran Church, first Cape Fire Department, second Heartland Care and Rehabilitation, third...
Hunter's work is never done (11/26/01)
HANDLERVILLE, Ill. -- Along the river, men court ducks as if they were courting women. Tell a man what he needs to do to make himself attractive and he'll spare neither time nor money to make himself irresistible. For Dave Conway, getting ready for duck season takes extra effort. The owner of the Sprig Duck Club begins grooming in the spring, when he plants grain sorghum, soybeans, millet and corn in the holes of his 150-acre club...
Missouri's first elected Libertarian stirring the pot (11/26/01)
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. -- It has been just more than six months since Chillicothe voters made Mayor Jeff Foli the first Libertarian elected to political office in Missouri. The time has not been easy for the 37-year-old, whose conflicts with the city council have lead to threats of impeachment...
Fort Massac to be rebuilt a fifth time (11/26/01)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- For about 250 years, deterioration has been the fiercest enemy to attack Fort Massac. Discussing a $4.3 million reconstruction project scheduled for next year, Fort Massac State Park site superintendent Terry Johnson said wear and tear have doomed all five versions of the fort, including the most recent reconstruction, which was completed 28 years ago...
Plans to boost traffic at KC station offered (11/26/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Leaders of Union Station are proposing changes outside the structure in an effort to bring more people into the struggling landmark. All the proposals are preliminary and face several obstacles. They are based on the theory that having more people living, working and driving around Union Station would increase traffic at the station...
Cape man drowns in Florida (11/26/01)
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. -- A Cape Girardeau man visiting his daughter for Thanksgiving weekend drowned after he was pulled out by a riptide in the Gulf of Mexico, the second drowning in as many days on area beaches. Leo Steger, 61, and his daughter, Sherri Palermo of Navarre Beach were caught in the riptide Saturday, less than 50 yards from shore. A beachgoer, Lee Wagner, ran into the surf with two bodyboards and swam toward Steger...
Pulitzers open arts foundation in St. Louis neighborhood (11/26/01)
ST. LOUIS -- By turns, people describe the new Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts as a renowned family's gift to their city, or as a needed spark for an arts district attempting a revitalization. The Pulitzer Foundation building rests on Washington Boulevard in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood, a once-sparkling entertainment area poised for a comeback...
Tree killers invading Illinois (11/26/01)
CHICAGO -- Illinois agriculture officials say they are finding more and more evidence that the long-feared infestation of tree-killing gypsy moths has arrived. The leaf-loving creatures, which are about the size of pencil stubs, hang off trees by the hundreds and can strip away a mature oak tree's leaves in a day...
Agenda still crowded though fall session has few days left (11/26/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have three days left in their fall session, and all they have to do is: Act on vetoed legislation ranging from domestic battery to government secrecy. Balance civil rights and security concerns to come up with acceptable legislation to guard against terrorist attacks, while also finding $17 million for stepped-up security...
Dairy farmer, 62, apparently killed by Holstein bull (11/26/01)
NEW MINDEN, Ill. -- Dairy farmer Henry Finke had hoped a purebred Holstein would produce more calves than the mixed-breed bulls he was accustomed to using. The new bull apparently turned on the Southern Illinois man Thanksgiving Day, knocking him to the ground and killing him. His family found his body lying in the mud at their 400-acre farm in Washington County...
Officials say throwing cash at terrorism not solution (11/26/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With Missouri's budget situation likely to get worse, the state's security adviser said pouring money into anti-terrorist measures may not be practical. Tim Daniel, Gov. Bob Holden's security adviser, said organization and communication might provide more solutions than randomly dumping money into the cause...
Outdoor decor - Camouflage carpet introduced in Illinois (11/26/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Hunters and outdoors enthusiasts who aren't satisfied just dressing themselves in camouflage now have the option of dressing their family rooms that way, too. A new Illinois company is selling camouflage carpet. "You can find leather sofas in camo and chain saws in camo and all sorts of clothes in camo," said John Staff, a carpet dealer and one of four partners in the business, called Camo Boys Carpet. "But no one has ever thought to put their carpet in camo."...
Shooting victim thankful for people's help (11/26/01)
CHICAGO -- Others who suffered a mugging and shooting on Thanksgiving might find little for which to be thankful. Not Ann Hytros. She's just happy to be alive, and she says she owes it to fellow Americans who stopped to help her. "I thank God, and I thank the American people," the 56-year-old Polish immigrant and housekeeper said...
U.S. airstrikes help subdue prison riot (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON -- American airstrikes helped subdue an uprising by Taliban prisoners of war at a fortress in northern Afghanistan, U.S. military spokesmen said Sunday. Hundreds of the foreign Taliban prisoners were killed, but U.S. military forces were all accounted for, Pentagon officials said...
Lobbyists alter spiels for wish lists (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON -- The lobby for road-sign makers is using a new pitch for its traditional request for more federal highway safety money: Better traffic-routing devices would help motorists flee cities more quickly and safely during a terrorist attack. Since Sept. 11, lobby groups as diverse as the American Traffic Safety Services Association, farmers, the high-tech industry and energy producers have begun to promote long-standing proposals as suddenly vital to national security...
Leaders in Tampa over U.S. forces in Afghanistan (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan are commanded from a base in Tampa, Fla., a balmy setting more than 7,700 miles from Kabul. The Central Command, one of nine U.S. military commands covering different parts of the world, evolved from a smaller unit based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa -- because of past problems in Afghanistan...
U.S. studies opium options (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials are exploring ways to prevent a surge in opium cultivation in Afghanistan, once the world's leading producer, now that the Taliban's control is crumbling. The challenge is persuading the factions likely to govern to fight opium production and trafficking, when they in the past had shown little inclination to do that...
Gore backers keep options open (11/26/01)
WASHINGTON -- The political team that helped Al Gore come within a few disputed ballots of the presidency cannot be counted on to help him again, a troubling omen for a former vice president contemplating another run for the White House in 2004. Some supporters were angry or frustrated over the loss of a close election many think they should have won, say veteran Democrats. ...
Girl's quest to save mom's sight leads her to clone (11/26/01)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fifteen-year-old Shana Matthews isn't just sitting back helplessly as a degenerative eye disease slowly takes away her mother's sight, changing her world from light to dark, color to black. The precocious science whiz from Palm Bay has dedicated herself to saving her mother's sight, winning numerous science fairs for her research and making it her goal to become a doctor...
Tech stocks surge, but Dow falls short of 10,000 (11/26/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street extended its advance Monday with a moderate rally that boosted technology stocks but failed to take the Dow Jones industrials above 10,000. Analysts attributed the Dow's stall to investors' doubts that stock market might be rising too much, too quickly. ...
Nasal steroids reportedly superior to fight hay fever (11/26/01)
CHICAGO -- Steroid nasal sprays are more effective than prescription antihistamines when used as needed to treat hay fever and other seasonal allergies, a study suggests. The University of Chicago study compared two popular prescription drugs -- the antihistamine loratadine, sold as Claritin, and fluticasone nasal spray, sold as Flonase. The 88 participants were split into two groups, each using one of the drugs for four weeks when symptoms occurred, rather than continuously...
Researchers find gene that increases risk of lupus (11/26/01)
Colorado researchers working with bioengineered mice say they have identified the first gene that increases the risk of developing lupus, a crippling and sometimes fatal inflammatory disease. The researchers said that while problems with gene Ifi202 are specifically associated with lupus, many other subtle gene abnormalities are believed to be involved in the disorder...
Utah loses attempt to add congressional seat (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Utah lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday in the state's fight to wrest a congressional seat from North Carolina, which came out 856 residents ahead of Utah in the 2000 Census. The court, without comment, rejected Utah's request to decide whether it is constitutional to include some Americans living abroad in the national head count, while excluding others. ...
Ashcroft says naming detainees would create 'public blacklist' (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday he won't name all those detained in the terrorism investigation because he doesn't want to create a "public blacklist" that would violate their privacy or aid Osama bin Laden...
Dow rises into bull market territory (11/26/01)
NEW YORK -- Talk of a new bull market forming spread throughout Wall Street as the Dow Jones industrials ended the week in that territory. But plenty of bears remain on the prowl, cautioning that stocks remain on unstable ground and that the market could be getting ahead of itself...
U.S. recession began in March after 10 years of growth (11/26/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- It's official. The National Bureau of Economic Research announced Monday that the United States entered a recession in March, the month in which the longest expansion in U.S. history celebrated its 10th anniversary...
Bush - Marines hunting down Sept. 11 terrorists (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- An initial force of about 500 Marines seized an airstrip in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. President Bush said the troops would assist in hunting down terrorists linked to the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States...
Bush decries advances in human cloning (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Monday decried a research company's claim to have cloned the first human embryo. "We should not, as a society, grow life to destroy it," Bush said. The president told reporters during a Rose Garden appearance that the reported breakthrough by a Massachusetts research firm was "morally wrong, in my opinion."...
Holiday sales not bonanza some stores had hoped for (11/26/01)
NEW YORK -- Lured by big discounts and fears that must-have holiday items will be in short supply, consumers crowded malls and shopping centers over the Thanksgiving weekend, snapping up video games, DVDs and anything to do with Harry Potter. However, the weekend's receipts won't be the bonanza some merchants hoped for...
Tornado survivors search for belongings (11/26/01)
MADISON, Miss. -- David Dykes found his wedding ring in a pile of debris in his neighbor's yard Sunday as he and other residents searched for their belongings amid the destruction caused by a killer tornado. "There's been some spoofing between all of us that we've got 72 hours to clean up each other's properties before we start charging storage fees," Dykes said...
Oil and gas industry on high alert (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A possible terrorist threat against natural gas pipelines has put the U.S. oil and gas industry on high alert. Attorney General John Ashcroft called it "an uncorroborated report of undetermined reliability" but said it was being taken seriously...
Firm claims early success in human cloning (11/26/01)
BOSTON -- A research company reported Sunday it had cloned the first human embryo, a development it said was aimed at producing genetically matched replacement cells for patients with a wide range of diseases. But the news from Advanced Cell Technology of Worcester, Mass., drew swift protests from religious and political leaders who saw it as a step toward cloning human beings...
Comic remains hospitalized after mild heart attack (11/26/01)
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield remained hospitalized in stable condition Sunday after suffering a mild heart attack on his 80th birthday. Dangerfield was to undergo an angiogram, an X-ray of the blood vessels, today, publicist Warren Cowan said. Doctors then will determine the treatment...
Vintage WW II troopship finds home in Baltimore (11/26/01)
BALTIMORE -- On the S.S. John W. Brown, there are no beach chairs or swimming pools on deck, no Broadway shows below, no white-uniformed crew members to wait on passengers. But when the ship leaves its Baltimore berth for all-day cruises down the Chesapeake Bay four times a year, hundreds of $125 tickets sell out three months in advance...
Police, dogs sweep school for explosives in alleged plot (11/26/01)
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- Police used bomb-sniffing dogs on Sunday to search a high school where three teen-agers allegedly planned to use explosives and guns to kill fellow students. The all-day search of the sprawling 3,300-student New Bedford High School by 38 police officers and five bomb-sniffing dogs yielded no new evidence of the alleged plot, said police Lt. Richard Spirlet...
Marines encounter no resistance in airfield seizure (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- About 500 U.S. Marines have taken an airstrip in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday. It was the first major seizure of Afghan territory by American ground forces in the war against terrorism...
Nepal king declares state of emergency (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterKATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's king declared a state of emergency Monday after weekend attacks by rebels killed at least 76 soldiers and police, the palace said. King Gyanendra accepted a Cabinet recommendation that allows the government to deploy the army for the first time in hunting down Maoist rebels fighting to establish a socialist state since 1996. ...
Scores killed in fresh Kunduz fighting (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterKUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- Anti-Taliban forces laid savage claim to the captured city of Kunduz on Monday after a two-week siege, beating captured Taliban in the streets and shooting wounded prisoners in the grimy town's marketplace. The northern alliance reported scores of Taliban dead...
Marines land near Kandahar (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Quickening the hunt for Osama bin Laden and top Taliban leaders, U.S. Marines landed Monday outside the southern stronghold of Kandahar and set up a desert airbase. Heavy U.S. bombardment backed up anti-Taliban tribal fighters advancing on the city...
U.S. Marine helicopters attack convoy (11/26/01)
Associated Press WriterSOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN (AP) -- U.S. Marine helicopter gunships attacked an armored column Monday "in the vicinity of" the new base the Americans created in the Afghan desert to press their war on terrorism, a Marine spokesman said...
Crossair plane crash latest Swiss disaster (11/26/01)
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Switzerland mourned again Sunday after a fiery plane crash near Zurich's airport killed 24 people, most of them foreigners -- the latest in a string of deadly incidents that has shaken the Alpine nation. With the fuselage in flames, seven passengers and two crew members escaped from the tail section of the Crossair Jumbolino Avro RJ-100 jet after it crashed in the woods just short of the runway Saturday night on a flight from Berlin. ...
Thousands mourn slain militant (11/26/01)
NABLUS, West Bank -- To Israel, Hamas leader Mahmoud Abu Hanoud was a cold-blooded killer who masterminded the deaths of dozens of innocent civilians in suicide bombing attacks on a Tel Aviv disco, a Jerusalem pizzeria and a Jerusalem produce market...
Marines land in Kandahar (11/26/01)
BANGI, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of U.S. Marines landed by helicopter Sunday near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the spiritual home and power center of the Taliban, a senior U.S. official said. As many as 1,000 troops could be on the ground there within days...
War crimes investigation reports finding of remains (11/26/01)
TETOVO, Macedonia -- Forensic experts have found human remains at a site where Macedonian officials suspect ethnic Albanian rebels buried several people they killed during a six-month insurgency this year, a government official said Sunday. Investigators recovered "parts of human bodies and bones" at the site between the villages of Trebos and Dzepciste in the ethnically tense northwest, said Aleksandra Zafirovska, a Macedonian investigative judge. She did not say how many bodies were found...
Tourneys spice first big week (11/26/01)
While a handful of area high school basketball teams opened their seasons last week, the majority will tip things off this week, highlighted by several traditional tournaments. Many of the area squads will be kept busy at the Oran (boys), Woodland (boys) and Farmington (boys and girls) tournaments while Cape Central's girls will take part in the Oakville tourney...
Norman cleans up in Skins Game (11/26/01)
INDIO, Calif. -- With one big birdie putt and one routine par Sunday, Greg Norman managed to recapture a bit of his old magic in the Skins Game. He played well, entertained fans and earned a cool $1 million. Perhaps more importantly, he beat Tiger Woods...
SIU makes No. 2 Illini sweat (11/26/01)
LAS VEGAS -- Illinois hung on despite another poor shooting night from star guard Frank Williams. Williams scored 19 points, but shot just 7-of-21 as the second-ranked Illini edged Southern Illinois 75-72 to win the Las Vegas Invitational late Saturday night...
Miami closes in on shot at title (11/26/01)
All the national championship controversy is behind No. 1 Miami -- for a change. A win over No. 14 Virginia Tech on Saturday, and the Hurricanes (10-0) clinch a spot in the Rose Bowl with a chance for a fifth national title. The opponent may be argued about forever thanks to a pair of mind-boggling results that knocked Nebraska, then Oklahoma out of contention...
Sooners gunned down by lowly foe (11/26/01)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma went into the Oklahoma State game favored by 27 points and didn't score half that many. This time, the Sooners' outstanding defense couldn't bail them out. Oklahoma State stunned Oklahoma 16-13 on Saturday by driving for a game-winning touchdown in the closing minutes. But that TD would have been window dressing if the Sooners' offense had some punch...
Western Kentucky center now squarely in spotlight (11/26/01)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Chris Marcus had no basketball aspirations when he accepted a scholarship from Western Kentucky. "I was mainly just looking to maybe grab a rebound here or there, block a shot or something. I was just using it as a tool for an education," said Marcus, a senior sociology major...
Dolphins rally past Bills (11/26/01)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Miami quarterback Jay Fiedler threw three touchdown passes, including a 32-yarder to Chris Chambers with 48 seconds remaining, as the Dolphins overcame a late 10-point deficit and beat the Buffalo Bills 34-27 Sunday. The Dolphins (7-3) overcame a 27-17 deficit in the final eight minutes, helped in part when Patrick Surtain recovered Nate Clements' fumble on a kickoff return, setting up the winning score...
Rams vs. Bucs lacking punch (11/26/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Unlike the previous two seasons, Rams vs. Bucs is lacking that showdown feel. St. Louis (8-1) has the best record in the NFL and Tampa Bay (4-5) is tied for third in the NFC Central. Despite a rash of injuries, the Rams are 10-point favorites to keep rolling tonight...
Boyle loves playing lout on 'Raymond' (11/26/01)
NEW YORK -- Frank Barone is an unrepentant clod. On the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," he's forever riding sons Ray and Robert, needling daughter-in-law Debra, waging war with wife Marie, and unbuttoning his trousers for some after-dinner breathing room as he settles in for a night of TV...
Drama 'The Guardian' finds right chemistry for viewers (11/26/01)
LOS ANGELES -- In CBS' new drama "The Guardian," there's on-screen chemistry between Simon Baker, who stars as troubled attorney Nick Fallin, and Dabney Coleman as his crusty father. There's chemistry as well between Baker and Alan Rosenberg, who plays the tough director of the child-advocacy office where Fallin must perform community service after a drug arrest...
Business memo 11/26/01 (11/26/01)
Business counseling sessions available The Small Business Development Center will conduct counseling sessions at Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Malden and Perryville. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce office. The counseling sessions (about one hour) are free. Call 335-3312 for appointment...
New business 11/26/01 (11/26/01)
Brick Street Gallery Antiques in new locationBrick Street Gallery Art Antiques and Creative Designs has moved into new quarters in downtown Cape Girardeau. The new business opened Friday at 19 N. Spanish St., in a building which formerly housed Save-A-Lot Grocery, which moved to the intersection of William and Sprigg. ...
Outlook not good for goose hunting (11/26/01)
As the wild goose goes, so goes the winter economy in Southern Illinois. And both could be down this winter. Kathy Thornburg, who keeps count of the big honkers, said a recent count in Southern Illinois found that just over 4,000 geese were in the entire area...
Plant closings play havoc with unemployment numbers (11/26/01)
Bollinger County's unemployment numbers went from 241 to 442 last month. The loss of jobs resulted in the highest Ocotober unemployment rate in Southeast Missouri and the fifth-highest county rate in the state, at 8 percent. The culprit in the big change of events for Bollinger was the closure of the Paramount Head Wear Co. of Marble Hill, where 183 workers were left without jobs. Paramount, like many U.S. sewing manufacturers, is moving its operations to China...
Business personnel 11/26/01 (11/26/01)
Bess named chairman of state wholesaler group William H. Bess, president of Bluff City Beer Co., with operations in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Herculaneum, Mo., has been elected chairman of the board of the Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association...
As Internet stretches the office, employees may lose privacy (11/26/01)
NEW YORK Borrow a pen from work to write a love letter, and all you might get is a frigid rejection. Borrow the company's e-mail system to compose that same letter, and you could get fired. Getting in trouble is becoming much easier as the workplace stretches beyond the walls of the office building...
Vera Horner (11/26/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Vera G. Horner, 93, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Union County Hospital. She was born Jan. 31, 1908, at Dongola, Ill., daughter of Gerald and Meffie Davis Lingle. She was married to the late Jack Horner. Horner owned and operated a stationery store in Oak Park, Ill., for many years. She was a member of the Anna United Methodist Church, the Zonta International Club of Oak Park and the Salvation Army Auxiliary...
Leo Steger (11/26/01)
Leo William Steger, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Gulf Breeze Medical Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred Leo and Wilma A. Huber Steger. From 1960 to now, he was general manager of Missouri Barge Line. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church...
Golda Woods (11/26/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Golda Mae Woods, 73, of Dexter died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born March 31, 1928, at Hendrickdson, Mo., daughter of the late Ed and Dorthy Ray Etheridge. She and Homer Woods were married Dec. 22, 1944, at Piggott, Ark...
Alice Isom (11/26/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alice Isom, 67, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, at Perks, Ill., daughter of Orville and Hazel Beaver Redcloud. She and Melvin "Tunney" Isom were married July 11, 1953...
Mary Peerson (11/26/01)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Mary Elizabeth Kinnison Peerson, 86, of Savannah, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Savannah Square Health Care Facility. She was born June 26, 1915, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Earl M. and Ava Mae Harris Kinnison...
John Hudson (11/26/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- John Burton Hudson, 97, of Oran died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Aug. 24, 1904, at Gatewood, Mo., son of Newton and Maude Goodman Hudson. He and the late Thelma Hart were married Sept. 25, 1935. She died Feb. 28, 1992...
Charles Cutrell (11/26/01)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Charles O. Cutrell, 79, of Cobden died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at his home. He was born June 7, 1922, at Cobden, son of Harvey and Josie Bowers Cutrell. He and Alma Ludene Meacham were married Nov. 26, 1955. Cutrell was a self-employed mechanic and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Samuel Hurst (11/26/01)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Samuel Hurst, 83, of Alto Pass died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the City Care Center in Cobden, Ill. He was born Aug. 30, 1918, at Cobden, son of Ernest and Nancy Hurst. He and Anita Gaye Pearson were married Oct. 15, 1980. Hurst was a member of the Labor Local 1330 and a veteran of World War II...
Cape police report 11/26 (11/26/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Nov. 26 ArrestsMartha Sheron, 41, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Saturday for stealing at 100 West Park Mall. Latotia Stanback, 26, of Sikeston was arrested Saturday for stealing at 100 West Park Mall. Sean Reagan, 28, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Sunday for assault...
Cape fire report 11/26 (11/26/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Nov. 26 Firefighters responded to these calls Saturday:At 2:57 p.m., smoke in a residence at 2301 Lombardo. At 3:15 p.m., a medical assist at a vehicle accident at East Rodney and Themis. At 5:39 p.m., a medical assist at 1712 West End Blvd...
Out of the past 11/26/01 (11/26/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 26, 1991 Flu virus is creeping closer to Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri; Missouri Department of health says latest confirmed cases of flu were reported in St. Louis County and in Texas County, 115 miles west of Poplar Bluff; statewide, 35 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu have been reported...
Sheryl Crow back for benefit, doctorate (11/26/01)
When entertainers -- singers, musicians, actors, moviemakers -- from small towns achieve a certain level of fame and fortune, they tend to fall into two camps: Those who maintain their connections with family and friends back home. And those who never look back...
Generous donors fill Scouts' food bags (11/26/01)
Boy Scouts in this area are wrapping up another successful food drive that tops the generosity demonstrated by residents in previous years. Scout executives say they will collect more than 52,000 cans of food left on the doorknobs of virtually every house in sight. Last year's drive brought in 45,500 cans of food...
Aid for farmer shows there is still good news (11/26/01)
To the editor: I want to thank you for including the article, "Neighbors harvest friend's beans," by B. Ray Owen in the Southeast Missourian. I think in this time of anxiety and uncertainty it is very appropriate to provide evidence that there are still good people in this world and that they are continuing to help their fellow man. ...
Unlicensed autos - Can't new owners afford the tax bill? (11/26/01)
To the editor: Lately I have noticed a large number of vehicles being driven in or around Cape Girardeau without license plates or temporary tags in windows. These people, should be stopped and ticketed by the police. Most of these vehicles are either new or late-model pickup trucks. I suppose these people can't afford to pay the sales tax after buying the trucks...
Speak out 11/26/01 (11/26/01)
It's witchcraft IF YOUR only concern is to teach your children the worldly morals in the Harry Potter story, that is fine. But if you choose to teach a godly moral represented in the Bible, then you would understand that witchcraft is witchcraft is witchcraft whether it is something that is played or toyed with or something practiced as a religion...