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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Jackson tightens city ordinance on disorderly conduct (12/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The owners of property where people are charged with disturbing the peace can now be prosecuted under city ordinance. The Jackson Board of Aldermen amended the city's disorderly house ordinance Monday night to provide for the offense of maintaining a disorderly house...
Mother of five needs Toybox help (12/04/01)
Buying holiday gifts for five boys can be a challenge when the children range in ages from 3 to 9. One single mother doesn't have the money to provide a big Christmas for her children, so she's asking Toybox for help. Toybox is a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that provides gifts to needy children up to age 12...
Seniors just like being remembered (12/04/01)
Many elderly residents in Cape Girardeau County don't require lavish gifts for the holiday but want something to show they've been remembered. Some won't be seeing relatives because of illnesses or limited incomes that prevent travel. Christmas for the Elderly provides small gifts and necessary household items for the community's elderly residents. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council actions 12/4/01 (12/04/01)
Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public hearings CONSENT ORDINANCES N HELD A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A PETITION FOR VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION FROM THE WILLIAM O. SEABAUGH VOLUNTARY TRUST OF FEB. ...
Charter explains new services (12/04/01)
Charter Communications isn't forcing its 14,500 cable subscribers in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mo., to pay the extra $5.95 a month for a digital box -- only those who get premium pay channels and want to keep getting them. That plus the fact subscribers must fork over an additional $5.95 a month for each additional box they want and a $3.95 January rate hike for those who get expanded basic cable have some customers griping...
Task force head seeks help with club drugs (12/04/01)
The director of the local drug task force asked college students for help Monday in tracking the path of club drugs and rave parties. Since students and younger teen-agers are the prime market for club drugs, "you may have a better handle on it than I do," said Kevin Glaser of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force. "If it's a problem, we need to address it."...
Two men get prison terms in meth cases (12/04/01)
Three men appeared before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel Monday on methamphetamine charges: Dunklin County resident David W. Sullivan, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and one felony count of a felon in possession of a firearm. Sullivan also forfeited $1,460 that was seized by officers following his Nov. 28, 2000, arrest...
Cape police investigate assault, robbery (12/04/01)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating an assault and robbery that occurred Sunday, leaving one man slashed with a knife and missing his wallet. Two Perryville, Mo., men were injured when they stopped their car to talk to a couple of men on the 400 block of Bellevue...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (12/04/01)
7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 City Hall Action Items Power and Light Committee Approved the mayor's appointment of Rodney Bollinger, Alderman Larry Hall, Alderman Larry Cunningham and Wayne Maupin to serve on the Zoning Amendments Committee. Amended the contractual agreement with Southwest Power Administration relative to the transmission of electric capacity...
Eighth-graders on edge of opportunities (12/04/01)
Like high school seniors looking anticipating the world outside, eighth-grade students at Trinity Lutheran School know they're on the edge of opportunities. Many of the students in Melanie Martens' class are already thinking about where they'll attend their freshman year of high school -- and if they'll meet the requirements set for admission...
Jackson traffic top concern of citizens (12/04/01)
Traffic congestion appears to be a business and community concern in Jackson. More than 75 percent of the people surveyed by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce during a special "Community Survey," expressed concern over the city's traffic problems. The survey included 400 members of the chamber and more than 500 randomly selected citizens...
Beer stein artist favorite of collectors (12/04/01)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- People who collect beer steins tend to be serious about their hobby. But Jim Wainwright, of the eastern Missouri town of Terre du Lac, was still surprised at his first collectors' show in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 2,000 people waited in line to get his autograph on their steins...
New alternative schools in jeopardy, despite acclaim (12/04/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Two new St. Louis schools, hailed as national models by supporters of alternatives to public education, will likely shut down after this year unless they are approved as charter schools, organizers said. The opening of the tuition-free St. Louis Academies this year was unprecedented, because it was done in a matter of weeks, entirely with private money...
Farm Bureau endorses policy change (12/04/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Members of the Missouri Farm Bureau have endorsed a policy change that could boost the chances for a transportation tax increase. Delegates to the 93,000-member organization's annual convention voted without objection Monday to support the change. A final, largely routine vote was expected today during the gathering at the Lake of the Ozarks...
Sikeston man sentenced on drug charges (12/04/01)
Standard Democrat BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man has pleaded guilty to drug charges and was sentenced to serve two 10-year sentences in prison. Eric D. Moore, 20, pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine twice to an undercover SEMO Drug Task Force agent...
Trading post owner assaulted in robbery (12/04/01)
Daily American Republic WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Authorities think a burglary at Crums Trading Post and the armed robbery of its owner over the weekend are connected. Butler County sheriff's Lt. Jerry Armes said. The owner, Jean Crum, was awakened by a knock at her front door at about 11 p.m. on Friday...
Artrain USA plans visit for Sikeston in January (12/04/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- All aboard! But don't expect just any ol' train. This one is a study in motion, carrying a cargo of creativity. Artrain USA is the nation's only art museum on a train, with five rail cars housing a fine arts exhibition, interactive area, artist studio, gift shop and staff administrative space...
Lawmakers begin filing bills for next legislative session (12/04/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State lawmakers on Monday began submitting bills for the 2002 legislative session on topics ranging from collective bargaining to equal rights for women. While many of the bills filed will never find their way to the chamber floors for debate, those that do often look significantly different...
Holden taps Bootheel banker for roads panel (12/04/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden on Monday nominated Duane Michie, a Bootheel banker and river port overseer, as the newest member of the state Highways and Transportation Commission. Michie, 62, of Hayti, Mo., replaces commissioner Edward Douglas of Chillicothe, Mo., whose term expired Saturday. Both are Republicans, a requirement to maintain the political balance on the commission...
Workers split on collective bargaining measure (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State probation and parole officers have embraced union representation while workers in the divisions of employment security and workforce development have not. Voting under expanded union powers backed by the governor, workers of the Division of Probation and Parole voted 531-199 in favor of being represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 2000, the state Board of Mediation said Tuesday...
Next state budget likely to be smaller than this year's (12/04/01)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missourians having trouble balancing their checkbooks should consider the plight of state budget officials: Revenue for fiscal year 2001 ended $98 million below the revised projections developed in December 2000. All revenue increases collected in the current calendar year will be needed to alleviate the shortfall in fiscal 2002 and ensure mandatory funding required in the budget year starting July 1...
U.S. questions Arafat's grip on militants (12/04/01)
WASHINGTON -- Yasser Arafat has come back from exile and from U.S. rebuke as a terrorist to gain American recognition and a Nobel Peace Prize. His failure to stop suicide bombers from killing Israelis, however, is causing the Bush administration to question his credentials as ultimate leader of the Palestinians...
Court papers - Pharmacist diluted drugs for the money (12/04/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pharmacist told the FBI he diluted chemotherapy drugs because he owed nearly $1 million for taxes and a pledge to his church, according to court papers. The handwritten confession was among documents filed by a federal prosecutor Monday in response to a defense motion to suppress some of Robert R. Courtney's statements to authorities...
Mysterious innovation is gyro-balanced scooter (12/04/01)
NEW YORK -- "IT" is a scooter. Capping months of speculation about his mysterious innovation, an inventor unveiled the device Monday -- a gyroscope-stabilized, battery-powered scooter that he hopes will revolutionize short-distance travel. Dean Kamen and his backers are banking on the Segway Human Transporter to displace cars, leading to a realigned cityscape that's more people-friendly...
Nation digest 12/04/01 (12/04/01)
Spacewalk repairs clear way for shuttle launch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Two spacewalking cosmonauts removed an old rubber seal stuck to the international space station, clearing the way for space shuttle Endeavour to lift off today on a flight to the orbiting outpost...
Tech buying triggers market rally (12/04/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Strength in the technology sector sent stocks soaring Tuesday in a rally that gave investors hope the market's post-Sept. 11 advance still has momentum. The Dow Jones industrials scored a triple-digit advance as buying gained intensity late in the session. But analysts were skeptical that the market was beginning another extended run upward and noted that there are still few signs that business and the economy are stabilizing...
President takes message on economy to Florida (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Microphone in hand, President Bush took the stage of a town hall meeting Tuesday and expressed sympathy with workers and business owners struggling in a sagging economy. "There's nothing that hurts me more than to know, as we head for the holiday season, that some of our citizens and some of their families hurt because they've been laid off as a result of" the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings over Washington, New York and Pennsylvania...
Nation told to return to high alert (12/04/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's homeland security chief asked Americans to return to a high state of alert Monday, citing threats of more terrorist attacks, possibly around "important religious observations" this month. Federal officials said the alert should continue at least through the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in mid-December. ...
Record increase in October personal spending reported (12/04/01)
WASHINGTON -- Lured by no-interest auto deals, Americans pushed up consumer spending by the largest amount ever in October. A closely watched manufacturing gauge rebounded a bit, too, and construction spending halted a five-month slide in encouraging economic news...
U.S. freezes assets of groups accused of helping Hamas (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Targeting the pocketbooks of terrorists, the Bush administration froze the assets early Tuesday of an American foundation and two overseas groups accused of financing the militant Palestinian organization Hamas...
Bosnian Serb general on trial for war crimes (12/04/01)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A Bosnian Serb commander during the siege of Sarajevo went on trial for war crimes Monday, accused of ordering his snipers and artillerymen to fire on civilians as they bought bread, tended vegetable gardens or attended victims' funerals...
Afghan factions agree on post-Taliban structure (12/04/01)
KOENIGSWINTER, Germany -- Four Afghan factions agreed early Tuesday on a framework for a post-Taliban administration, just hours after the United States pressured the northern alliance to drop obstacles threatening to derail talks on Afghanistan's political future...
Sharon blames Arafat for terrorism (12/04/01)
and Mark Lavie ~ The Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared war on terror Monday, and Israeli airstrikes destroyed two of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's helicopters in Gaza and hit West Bank security installations...
U.S. secretary of state says pressure building on Arafat (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- International pressure is building on Yasser Arafat to deal more forcefully to control Palestinian terrorist groups after a rash of suicide bombings in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell asserted Tuesday...
Israel unleashes airstrikes, hitting Arafat's compound (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel unleashed airstrikes Tuesday in retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings, and three missiles hit 50 yards from Yasser Arafat's office as the Palestinian leader worked inside. Arafat was not injured, and Israel said he was not the target of the strike...
Home schools emerge from secret but Islam remains the theme (12/04/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- With a sweet smile and gentle voice, the teacher dictated a writing exercise for her primary school pupils: "Saber's brother went off to jihad." The girls and boys nodded gravely and wrote. In her single mud-walled classroom, no longer clandestine now that the Taliban have gone, Nafisa Nadery shapes young Afghans. She wants them to be well-rounded and curious, but she also wants them to defend the faith...
Fighting rages at Kandahar airport (12/04/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Tribal fighters battled the Taliban at Kandahar airport Monday, and U.S. warplanes pounded the city and suspected terrorist hideouts in the towering peaks along the Pakistan border in the east. B-52s unloaded bombs on positions thought to be a sanctuary to Osama bin Laden in the Jalalabad region. ...
Beatle's ashes scattered in India (12/04/01)
NEW DELHI, India -- George Harrison's intimate relationship with Indian mysticism, music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where authorities said the former Beatles' ashes would be scattered before dawn today...
Area roundup (12/04/01)
WRESTLING Fox Tournament ARNOLD, Mo. -- Jackson had three individual champions and placed third Saturday in its pool of the 10-team tournament. Belton won the pool Jackson was in with 220 points. Then came Fox (192), Jackson (157), Belleville East, Ill. (81) and Hazelwood East (36)...
High seeds advance in Chaffee tourney (12/04/01)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The first three games of the Chaffee Invitational girls basketball tournament went according to form Monday night as Kelly, Delta and Sikeston all picked up victories. Top-seeded Kelly pounded No. 8 East Prairie 79-14; No. 2 Delta eased past No. 7 Portageville 55-42; and No. 4 Sikeston won a low-scoring duel over No. 5 Chaffee 42-32...
New Madrid blisters Cape Central 66-40 (12/04/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- After getting a late start on practice because the school's football team reached the Class 3A state championship game, New Madrid County Central coach Joby Holland figures his Eagles are still not even close to rounding into form...
Tigers buzz by Bills 69-67 (12/04/01)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Wesley Stokes ignored Missouri's big scorers, both of whom were calling for the ball, and beat the buzzer himself. Stokes, who had the game-tying shot hit over him seconds earlier, made a tough 18-footer as the No. 2 Tigers survived an upset bid by St. Louis, 69-67 Monday night...
Winless Indians remain upbeat (12/04/01)
Entering this season, Southeast Missouri State University had compiled a sparkling 62-28 record over the past three years. Only 42 of the nation's 311 NCAA Division I basketball teams won more games than the Indians during that time. But right now, the above accomplishment is of little comfort to Southeast coach Gary Garner, whose 0-4 squad is off to the program's worst start since the 1950-51 team began the season with nine consecutive losses...
OVC honors Austin Peay's Armistead (12/04/01)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Austin Peay's Brooke Armistead is the Ohio Valley Conference's player of the week. Armistead, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, scored a career-high 39 points in Austin Peay's 78-69 loss to Middle Tennessee. In the Lady Governors' 89-65 loss to Florida State, she shot 43.8 percent from the field...
Joey Harrington - Oregon's star quarterback is bigger than life (12/04/01)
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Heisman hype didn't just follow Oregon's Joey Harrington this season, it towered above him. In June, Ducks boosters shelled out $250,000 to put a 10-story-tall poster of the 6-foot-4 senior on the side of a building in New York. So much for subtlety...
Vols vault to No. 2 in BCS poll (12/04/01)
Nebraska is perhaps on the verge of its greatest comeback ever thanks to the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Cornhuskers, all but out of the national title chase after a 62-36 loss to Colorado on Nov. 23, would play No. 1 Miami in the BCS championship game if LSU beats Tennessee on Saturday...
Tigers trail only Duke in AP poll (12/04/01)
Duke received all the first-place votes in the AP college basketball poll Monday, the first time the Blue Devils have been a unanimous No. 1 since the 1991-92 season. Victories over Iowa and Clemson last week kept Duke (6-0) unbeaten and the defending national champion got all 70 first-place votes and 1,750 points from the national media panel...
Olympic torch begins 46-state tour to Salt Lake City (12/04/01)
Associated Press WriterATLANTA (AP) -- The Olympic torch returned to the United States Tuesday for the first time since the 1996 Summer Games, beginning a 46-state tour to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The torch arrived before dawn at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport from Athens, Greece, on a Delta Air Lines jumbo jet painted specifically for the occasion. Olympic gold medalists Nikki Stone and Bonnie Blair delivered the torch...
Tryon becomes youngest to qualify for PGA Tour (12/04/01)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA Tour is about to get some peach fuzz. Ty Tryon, the 17-year-old golfer with a man-sized game, became the youngest player in history to earn a PGA Tour card Monday when he closed with a bogey-free 66 to easily finish in the top 35 at qualifying school...
Sports digest 12/4/01 (12/04/01)
Jordan to miss game with knee injury WASHINGTON -- More than eight years and two retirements later, Michael Jordan is finally going to miss another NBA game because of an injury. Jordan had fluid drained from his right knee Monday and will miss the Washington Wizards' game at San Antonio tonight, the start of a four-game road trip...
Rams defense continues to excel despite injuries (12/04/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The stops keep coming from the St. Louis Rams' defense, no matter who's in there. The Rams entered Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons minus five front-line defenders, including both safeties and their best pass rusher. But they wouldn't let the Falcons in the end zone in a 35-6 victory that kept St. Louis (9-2) tied for the NFC's best record heading into next week's showdown against the San Francisco 49ers (9-2)...
Christmas lights, trees and the family cats (12/04/01)
$$$Start hkronmueller My dad put Christmas lights on the house for the first time in more than 20 years. Atop the ladder, looking down at my mother and me he kept murmuring, "You're trying to kill me, aren't you?" My mom thought of the idea for the lights first, but I quickly jumped on the bandwagon. ...
Kill Your TV (12/04/01)
by Jason Parker Mix 104.7's afternoon personality They say it takes less muscle power to smile than it does to frown, but in the daily routine that is life, it seems to take less effort to be negative than it does to be positive. Open up your senses and just look for it. ...
In the Wine Cellar (12/04/01)
Ever Eat Here? We Did... By Misty Smith Even though I'm too young to enjoy the wine, I was still drawn to the romantic little restaurant on Main Street, downtown. I had no idea what the menu or the prices were going to be. My friend and I decided to go after work one night to see if it was as good as we had heard...
Reality Bites (12/04/01)
By Jason Stone Truly, reality is a difficult undertaking. The process of life does often turn out to be quite the box of chocolates. However, the subject of this writing deals not with the monotony of everyday life, but the reality of entertainment. What form of entertainment might I speak of? I speak of none other than the realest of television shows. I speak of reality TV...
The Egotist Says "Feliz Navidad!" (12/04/01)
By Tom Edwards Sydney felt it. This year would be different. As he drove up to the Christmas tree stand outside Murphy's grocery store, the tree peddlers spotted him from a mile away with binoculars. They were like vultures wearing sock caps. They may as well have been wearing ski masks. ...
Papa's Return (12/04/01)
By Jason Stone Live music in Cape? Yes kids, it truly does exist. This month the proof of this little known fact comes to us live from Willy Jak's Beach Club. It comes to us in the form of the local legend Papa Aborigine, alongside Cape rookies, Color Will...
If I Had a Penny for Your Thoughts I'd Be Bankrupt (12/04/01)
An Editorial by Tom Edwards "Thank You", "Thanks", "Thanks a Million", "Thank You Much"-are words heard by fewer and fewer people. You can lump them in with "I'm Sorry", "Excuse Me", "Pardon Me", "How Are You Doing?", "Hello", "Good Day", "Goodnight", "My Fault", "I Appreciate It" and "Keep the Change". ...
CD Warehouse Disk Review (12/04/01)
By Jason Stone Kid Rock - "Cocky" Rating: 1 1/2 The self proclaimed American Bad Ass is still up to no good. Detroit rap/rocker Kid Rock recently released his third mainstream album, "Cocky." The album features the music of the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, along with guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, and Snoop Dogg. ...
The Dharma Bum (12/04/01)
By Jaysen Buterin "I'm on my way, just set me free, Home Sweet Home..." - Motley Crue You know it's going to be a rock-em sock-em good time whenever you find a column that starts off with a quote from those marauding minstrels of the rock and roll revolution, "The Crue," and even though yours truly does possess his own Tommy Lee-aspirations, let us for a moment try and rise above the lyrical sagacity and prolific brilliance that came forth from the Stygian depths of the creators of such songs as "Girls, Girls, Girls" and the ever-ebullient Bible camp anthem "Shout at the Devil" and get right down to business resolving that quagmire that is running amok in all of your minds, and if it's not, well it bloody well should be, and that is - just how many times can I see Harry Potter before I try and apply to Hogwarts and swipe my roommates broom to bone up on my Quidditch skills; and just when exactly can I buy my advance tickets for the Lord of the Rings movie which will be the coolest movie EVER made...at least until Spider Man comes out!. ...
Mystikaleidoscopes (12/04/01)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec.21) You have to bust out of what you think is normal and get a new perspective to understand what is going on around you. Try to understand others opinions. Many people trying to solve the same problem make for a creative atmosphere. Be bold and take some chances. If you are a Sagittarius who loves to challenge life, this is going to be a day that you will remember for a long, long time...
Concert schedule for December (12/04/01)
St. Louis Area Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Thursday, 12/6...................Chris Duarte Group Tuesday, 12/11...................Over the Rhine Wednesday, 12/12..............Chuck Berry Saturday, 12/22..........Brave Combo Cicero's...
Billboard's Top Ten (12/04/01)
Top Ten Modern Rock Tracks Finally some new names make the list... 1. How You Remind Me, Nickelback 2. Alive, P.O.D. 3. I Wish You Were Here, Incubus 4. In the End, Linkin Park 5. My Sacrifice, Creed 6. Fade, Staind 7. Chop Suey, System Of a Down...
Timeless Toys on Exhibit at Museum (12/04/01)
A rare collection of antique toys dating from the 1850s to 1900s is on display at Cape River Heritage Museum. The collection includes several wind-up toys and a World War I toy biplane. The exhibit shows just how much toys have changed. The traditional tin, wood and cast iron treasures of yesteryear have now been replaced primarily with plastic...
Reel News (12/04/01)
THE ONE Reviewed byJustin Colburn and Keayn Dunya In a parallel universe man has harnessed the power to move between universes. To regulate this type of travel, the Multi-Verse Agency was formed. Jet Li (Black Mask) stars as Yulaw, a rogue Multi-Verse Agent who is traveling through parallel dimensions in order to kill all of his Parallel Universe Versions (PUV's). ...
The Return Of Sheryl Crow (12/04/01)
Sheryl Crow will perform a benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 14 at Southeast Missouri State University. This year's unplugged concert will be an intimate event held in Academic Auditorium. Crow is an ardent supporter of education. All proceeds from her concert will be divided equally to support endowed scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University and at the Kennett Area Higher Education Center...
Ella Mae Branum Wilkins (12/04/01)
Ella Mae Branum Wilkins, formerly of Hornersville, Mo., died Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 2001, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was 97 years old. Mrs. Ella Mae Wilkins was born in Hornersville, Mo., on Jan. 22, 1904, to the late Ruth Underwood Branum and William H. ...
Doris Williams (12/04/01)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Doris Williams, 74, of Wolf Lake died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Webb Sr. (12/04/01)
John Floyd Webb Sr., 47, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Cape Gir-ardeau, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete. Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Leta Meyer (12/04/01)
KARNAK, Ill. -- Leta Meyer, 66, of Karnak died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was the daughter of Roy and Zona Davis Martin. She and Jesse D. Meyer were married June 2, 1956. Meyer had worked at Southgate Health Care Center in Metropolis, Ill. She was a member of Karnak Baptist Church, and also attended Anderson Congregational Church in Boaz, Ill...
Jessie Butler (12/04/01)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Jessie Mae Butler, 80, of Mound City died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Ora James (12/04/01)
Ora Sarah James, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1922, in Imboden, Ark., daughter of John and Sarah Farris Selsor. He and Hollis V. James were married in 1941 in Piggott, Ark. He died in 1990...
Jennifer Davis (12/04/01)
Jennifer Susan Davis, 26, of Longmont, Colo., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, in an automobile accident in Longmont. She was born March 23, 1975, in Cape Girar-deau, daughter of Robert Keith Schultz Jr. and Kathy Drury. Jennifer was a 1993 graduate of Central High School. She was a banquet manager for a restaurant in Colorado...
Charles Anglin (12/04/01)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Charles W. "Bud" Anglin, 69, of McClure died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Westside Care Center in West Frankfort, Ill. He was born March 21, 1932, at Thebes, Ill., son of Chance and Dixie H. McCord Anglin. Anglin was a driver with Tanksley Trucking in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the VFW Post in McClure...
Clifford Boyce (12/04/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Clifford Benjamin Boyce, 84, of Dexter died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1917, at Bloomfield, Mo., son of Albert and Ada Mae Palmer Boyce. Boyce was a retired machinist. He lived in St. Louis and California before returning to Bloomfield, and later moved to Dexter. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Emma Baggott (12/04/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Emma C. Baggott, 83, of Anna died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Union County Nursing Home. She was born March 12, 1918, in Union County, daughter of Arthur E. and Fannie Day Gibbs. She and Clyde C. Baggott were married Sept. 12, 1936, in Murphysboro, Ill. He died July 30, 1987...
Willey Smith (12/04/01)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Willey Eugene Smith, 75, of Murphysboro, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1925, at Wolf Lake, son of Walter and Annie Coryell Smith. He and Edna Anderson were married in 1979 in Jacksonville, Fla. She died Feb. 18, 1992...
Flora Etzold (12/04/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Flora A. Etzold, 91, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 11, 1910, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Henry and Martha Cornehlsen Wichern. She first married John Norrington. She later married Alfred Etzold, who died May 3, 1978...
Clifford Gowen (12/04/01)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Clifford T. Gowen, 92, of Advance died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Advance Nursing Center. He was born Jan. 28, 1909, at Eminence, Mo., son of James and Minnie Foster Gowen. He and Mary Burke were married Nov. 30, 1945, in Piggott, Ark...
Harry Barnes (12/04/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Harry Barnes, 67, of Sikeston died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Henderson, Ky., son of Howard and Azillee Barnes. He and Betty Dozier were married May 15, 1969. Barnes was a wrapper operator with Bunny Bread. He was currently serving on the Miner City Council...
Births 12/4/01 (12/04/01)
Taylor Daughter to Scott Alan and Kathy Jo Taylor of Morley, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:19 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001. Name, Katherine Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 10 1/2 ounces. Mrs. Taylor is the former Kathy Sauceda, daughter of Alex Sauceda of Oran, Mo. She is employed at Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri. Taylor is the son of Linda Taylor of Morley. He is employed at Good Humor-Breyers...
Perryville High School honor roll 12/4 (12/04/01)
Perryville High SchoolFirst Quarter A Honor Roll 9TH GRADE -- Jodie Amschler, Natalie Bachmann, Brittany Baker, Brittany Clements, Jessica Cooper, Kyle Cottner, Amanda Coyne, Melissa Crannick, Whitney DaVault, Dustin Deckerd, Jillynne DuVall, Cory Esselman, Bridget Etzold, Andrew Fair, Gavin Flentge, Nicholas Fritsche, Shana Gemoules, Nicholas Gremaud, Andrew Hayden, Hannah Hoehne, Kristen Jannin, Heather Kearnes, Amanda Koenig, Lindsey Koetting, Kelly Kuehn, Megan Kutz, Stacey Landholt, Stephanie Landholt, Matthew Lohmann, Kyle Lorenz, Saori Matsuo, Kelcee McAlonan-Bunn, Trey Palisch, Christina Pannier, Samantha Pearce, Chad Petzoldt, Ashley Pingel, Clinton Rice, Ashley Riney, Shawn Roth, Matthew Schamburg, Michael Schamburg, Bethany Schindler, Christina Schremp, Lindsey Wengert, Vivian Wheeler, Beth Winschel, Terry Wood.. ...
Police report 12/04/01 (12/04/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 4 ArrestsBillie June Ivy, 43, of 256 S. Benton, was arrested Sunday for contempt of court. Jason Chadwick Junkerman, 23, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arrested Sunday for contempt of court. Dorothy Jean Jones, 48, 817 S. Ellis, was arrested Monday for contempt of court, failure to pay a fine over animal neglect...
Fire report 12/04/01 (12/04/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 4 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 6:50 p.m., an alarm sounding at 606 S. Silver Springs. At 8:39 p.m., an emergency medical service at University Plaza. At 10:34 p.m., an extrication at 11582 Highway 72...
Out of the past 12/4/01 (12/04/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 4, 1991 Jackson - County Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep called 1992 budget request for juvenile office "mindboggling" yesterday, and said it would be absurd to even discuss the kind of increase requested. Betty Chong has been named special services director for Cape Girardeau Public Schools; Chong has been serving as interim director since retirement of Calvin Chapman in June; prior to that, she was assistant director...
Tough domestic-abuse law under scrutiny (12/04/01)
Missouri's new law on domestic abuse, which makes even a single slap punishable by a seven-year prison term, is generating controversy around the state. The law allows prosecutors to treat all domestic violence cases as felonies. On one side are some prosecutors and activists against domestic abuse and advocates for abuse victims. On the other side are many defense lawyers and even some prosecutors who warn that the new law is an invitation to prosecutorial abuse...
Every state monitoring fate of Megan's Law (12/04/01)
One state court -- the Hawaii Supreme Court -- has struck down as unconstitutional what has come to be known as Megan's Law. These are the laws passed in all 50 states that permit authorities to notify the public about the location of convicted sex offenders after they are released from prison or placed on probation...
Salary caps, new commissioner needed for MLB (12/04/01)
To the editor: Major League Baseball owners and players need to wake up and agree on a salary cap or there'll be nobody left to play but the Yankees. St. Louis, with a $70 million to $80 million payroll, is in the middle of the pack. Get the former owner away from the commissioner's office and put Bob Costas in and make a salary cap where every team is equal. Let the game take care of itself where everybody has a shot at the title...
Environment is only a platform to spew politics (12/04/01)
To the editor: Alan Journet's harping continues ad nauseam. I am convinced his ranting has little to do with the environment and a lot to do with politics. The environment is only a vehicle to further his political views. I also suspect he is much more an anti-capitalist and socialist who is a poor loser than an environmentalist...
How long does it take God to make a human being? (12/04/01)
To the editor: For those who profess a belief in God: Do you believe that it takes God nine months to make a human? ROBERT T. LUCAS Cape Girardeau
Speak Out A 12/4/01 (12/04/01)
Yell for the ladies I WISH that the people who go to the SEMO women's basketball games would support them. I mean yell and cheer instead of just sitting there looking dead. When people go to the men's games, they yell and cheer. At the women's games, if the team is fighting to get back on top, pep them up. Don't just sit there. Let's get out there and start yelling for the ladies...