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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2001

Board to settle juvenile center funding dispute (12/07/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A state board has been asked to settle a fierce budget battle between the Cape Girardeau County Commission and local circuit judges, and the outcome will decide the future of a proposed juvenile center in Cape Girardeau. At issue is whether the circuit court can order the county commission to build a juvenile center and mandate the size and design of the structure...
1960s-era McDonald's opens in Cape Girardeau (12/07/01)
When Jerry Davis opened McDonald's Restaurant at 1925 Broadway 33 years ago, he was barely open an hour when the lights went out and the restaurant was closed for a day because of an electrical problem. A new, "old-style" McDonald's opened at the same location Thursday morning, and Davis' son, Shannon Davis, was there for the occasion...
Local vet remembers nightmare in paradise (12/07/01)
Ken Anderson figured he'd found a tropical paradise when his Navy job took him to Pearl Harbor. "I thought I was in heaven," said the Navy veteran and Cape Girardeau resident. He was 20 when he was stationed in Hawaii with a search-and-rescue plane squadron in August 1941...
Toybox donations are slow coming in (12/07/01)
Ann's request is simple: She wants a diary for Christmas. The 10-year-old also would like a purse and some little things to go inside. Vivian, 4, wants a toy telephone and a Barbie doll or baby doll from Santa Claus. The children have made their requests known, but parents aren't always able to fill them because of lost jobs, dire financial straits or illnesses...
Woman would like clothing for Christmas (12/07/01)
Mrs. L. is often in chronic pain from arthritis and complications from diabetes. She lives alone, although her son often goes by to check on her and offer transportation when she needs it. At 74, Mrs. L. is living off Social Security payments and Medicaid...
Rolla school chief takes Fort Osage job (12/07/01)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Rolla schools superintendent will take over the top spot at the Fort Osage School District after the school year ends. Larry Ewing, superintendent of the Rolla School District since 1996, will replace Paul James when he retires in June after nine years. The Fort Osage School Board will officially name Ewing with a vote at its Tuesday meeting...
Hall Family Foundation gives hospital $25 million (12/07/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Children's Mercy Hospital, one of the nation's leading pediatric centers, has received the largest gift in its 104-year history, nearly $25 million from the Hall Family Foundation. The gift, which was announced Wednesday, will go toward the hospital's five-year $64 million Destiny plan, which includes a new clinic and research building at Children's Mercy's Kansas City campus...
New phone directory delivered in region (12/07/01)
The new Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone directory contains the Cape Girardeau public school listings this year. Telephone users had to use other means to obtain numbers for Alma Schrader, Schultz, and Franklin elementary schools as the public school listings were omitted from last year's directory...
Sikeston teen certified as adult in rape case (12/07/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston teen has been certified as an adult in the alleged gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl. Gailon L. Applewhite, 15, was arrested Wednesday on charges of rape and burglary. Reports from Sikeston Department of Public Safety allege that on Oct. 28, Applewhite and 18-year-old Cletus Harris, aided by four other teen-agers, grabbed the victim, forced her into a house and took turns raping her...
Labor attorney Gladney talks of collective bargaining letter (12/07/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Prominent St. Louis labor attorney Ronald C. Gladney says he doesn't understand the fuss over a letter he penned a year ago outlining in detail the contents of Gov. Bob Holden's executive order on collective bargaining -- an order Holden didn't sign until June...
Man on trial for murder in crime spree case (12/07/01)
FULTON, Mo. -- A man accused of killing a rural Missouri couple in 1994 as part of a three-state crime spree could face a second death penalty, if convicted. Lewis E. Gilbert, already on death row in Oklahoma, was being tried Thursday in Missouri on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of William Brewer, 86, and his wife, Flossie Mae Brewer, 76...
Region digest 12/7 (12/07/01)
Sikeston woman killed in one-vehicle accident VANDUSER, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., woman was killed Wednesday night when she was involved in a one-vehicle accident near Vanduser. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Doris Jean Hull Stokes, 43, was driving on Scott County Road 445, three miles north of Vanduser when her vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree and ditch. She was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene...
FBI rounds up samples of drugs from pharmacy (12/07/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The FBI is expanding its drug-dilution investigation at a Kansas pharmacy because the latest drug alleged to be weakened is so different from those found earlier, spokesman Jeff Lanza said. Pharmacist Robert R. Courtney is charged with diluting the cancer drugs Gemzar and Taxol at his Research Medical Tower Pharmacy in Kansas City...
Judge to decide on suit's standing within 30 days (12/07/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge says he will rule within 30 days on Gov. Bob Holden's request to throw out a lawsuit challenging his executive order on collective bargaining. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown met briefly Thursday with lawyers representing Holden and the plaintiffs before deciding to take the case under advisement...
Southwest Missouri proposes tuition hike (12/07/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A downturn in the state's economy has forced Southwest Missouri State University to propose a rare midyear increase in tuition. The university's Board of Governors will be asked to increase fees 5.4 percent for undergraduates and 6.3 percent for graduate students for the spring semester when it meets Dec. 14...
Hungerbeeler discusses security with national panel (12/07/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A national panel headed by Missouri Transportation Director Henry Hungerbeeler has begun work assessing terrorist threats to the nation's transportation system. Hungerbeeler, a retired Air Force colonel with counterterrorism experience, led discussions of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Task Force on Transportation Security in Texas earlier this week...
Kissinger - War unlikely to have clear end point (12/07/01)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The so-called "war on terrorism" is unlikely ever to have a definite end, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Thursday. The best the United States and its allies can hope for is to cripple the ability of terrorist groups to coordinate and inflict harm on innocent people, thus reducing them to small criminal bands, Kissinger said...
Legal groups to offer free advice for targets of FBI interview (12/07/01)
CHICAGO -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and several other organizations announced Thursday they will offer free legal services to those designated for questioning by the U.S. Justice Department. Last month, the Justice Department announced plans to interview 5,000 young male foreigners from the Middle East and countries where terrorists are known to operate. Federal agents were told to work with local and state police to find people for questioning...
State official lauds high school bank at Herrin (12/07/01)
HERRIN, Ill. -- The Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate doesn't visit student-run banks very often. But the First Tiger Trust of Herrin High School is no ordinary school project. Commissioner Scott Clark and his staff wanted to see it in action and offer a few tips...
Illinois to get $5.8 million for homeland safety (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- Illinois is getting a $5.8 million Justice Department grant to help meet some of its homeland security needs, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday. The money is to be used to expand the capabilities of state and local hazardous material response teams and to acquire protective equipment for first responders to acts of terrorism and other disasters...
Airport traffic lags (12/07/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport was down again in October, the second straight decline since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, officials said. The number of passengers arriving and departing has dropped by 13.9 percent...
Boonville casino opens to big crowds (12/07/01)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- The Isle of Capri casino officially opened Thursday after state regulators gave their approval to the Caribbean-themed floating casino. The Isle of Capri, a $75 million boat-in-a-moat, opened to customers at 2 p.m. and was nearing its capacity crowd of about 1,500 by 2:30, said Reginald Burt, manager of player development for Isle of Capri...
Use of hydrants results in tickets for firefighters (12/07/01)
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- A feud over using water from hydrants has resulted in two Southwest Missouri firefighters being ticketed. Eric Hill and Chase Malen, volunteers with Brookline Fire Protection District, were ticketed after they allegedly refilled their truck with about 100 gallons of water from a Republic hydrant last summer after dousing a grass fire just outside the city limits...
Stocks slip on disappointing unemployment numbers (12/07/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A worse-than-expected unemployment report pressured stock prices Friday as Wall Street pondered how the thousands of layoffs last month would affect the economic recovery. Stocks also fell on profit-taking with investors again selling to preserve gains from the powerful technology-based rally earlier this week. The pullback was relatively modest, however, suggesting the market's upward trend might still be in place...
Officials - Senators' anthrax letters identical (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- The anthrax-tainted letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy that investigators opened this week is identical to the letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, two government officials said Thursday. Scientists at the Army's biodefense laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md., opened the Leahy letter Wednesday. The event had been delayed more than two weeks while technicians tried to determine the best way to protect the evidence retrieved from the letter...
Ashcroft defends anti-terror tactics before senators (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft defended military courts, detentions and a host of other anti-terrorism measures Thursday, saying they are necessary to thwart terrorists who are on U.S. soil "waiting to kill again." "One option is to call Sept. 11 a fluke and to live in a dream world that requires us to do nothing different," Ashcroft told the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The other option is to fight back."...
Rumsfeld rejects idea of letting Omar go free (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- The United States will not tolerate any arrangement that allowed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to remain free and "live in dignity" in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday amid reports Omar was ready to surrender his stronghold...
House widens president's power to negotiate trade (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- In a victory for a wartime White House, the House narrowly approved legislation Thursday giving President Bush stronger authority to negotiate global trade deals. The vote was 215-214, and came after House Speaker Dennis Hastert made a forceful plea for supporting a commander in chief leading the worldwide fight against terrorism...
'Destiny's Child' takes break for solo projects (12/07/01)
NEW YORK -- The members of Destiny's Child plan to be "Independent Women," taking time off from the group to concentrate on solo projects. Already, lead singer Beyonce Knowles has a featured role in the upcoming "Austin Powers" sequel, and Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland have discussed solo albums...
Survivors mark 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- In a somber ceremony marked by words of resolve to win the war against terrorism, Pearl Harbor survivors sat in silence Friday on the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack that plunged the country into World War II...
Trade panel wants tariffs, quotas to penalize steel imports (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal trade panel recommended a range of tariffs and quotas on steel imports, but their proposals fell short of what the beleaguered U.S. industry wanted. Each of the six members of the International Trade Commission made recommendations on how the U.S. government could offset steel imports that the panel earlier ruled were unfairly subsidized by foreign governments...
Teen pleads guilty in slayings of Dartmouth professors (12/07/01)
HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) -- The younger suspect in the Dartmouth professor murders pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges, meaning he eventually could be paroled. James Parker, 17, pleaded guilty to being an accomplice to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Susanne Zantop 11 months ago, when he was 16. He is expected to testify against his best friend and co-defendant, Robert Tulloch, 18, who is accused of murdering Zantop and her husband, Half, at their home...
Democratic senators confront Ashcroft over anti-terror tactics (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats confronted Attorney General John Ashcroft with fresh criticism of Bush administration responses to terrorism, maintaining Thursday that the Justice Department moved too quickly in authorizing broad new investigative powers without consulting Congress...
Shuttle docks with space station, delivers three new residents (12/07/01)
AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station on Friday, delivering a new three-member crew to relieve the men who have been up there since August. The shuttle pulled up as the two spacecraft orbited 250 miles above the Polish-Ukrainian border, ending a two-day chase...
Unemployment increases to 5.7 percent in November (12/07/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's unemployment rate took another big leap upward in November to 5.7 percent, the highest level in six years, as 331,000 more Americans lost their jobs, the government reported Friday. It marked the second consecutive month of massive job losses as the weak economy continued to stagger from the blow delivered by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
New Jersey teachers sent to jail for striking (12/07/01)
FREEHOLD, N.J. -- History teacher Barbara Guenther hasn't missed a day of class in 37 years. Now, she is spending her days in a 9-by-9 jail cell, locked up along with scores of other striking teachers in a bitter lesson in civil disobedience. Among them is Arline Corbett, 57, a veteran teacher who jokingly says she is so law-abiding she still has the "do not remove under penalty of law" tags on her old mattresses...
U.S. warns anti-Taliban groups against giving Omar amnesty (12/07/01)
AP Photo XJCM102 By MATT KELLEY Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials have warned Afghan opposition groups that American support will be cut off if they let Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar go free. Following reports that the Taliban may be ready to give up their final stronghold of Kandahar, Defense Secretary Donald H. ...
Legal marijuana smoker sues Delta Air Lines (12/07/01)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A man who legally uses marijuana for medicinal purposes is suing Delta Air Lines for kicking him off a plane because he was carrying the drug. Irvin Rosenfeld, a stockbroker from Boca Raton, filed suit Wednesday in federal court, claiming the airline violated federal protections for people with disabilities...
U.S. forces firing on Taliban fighters as they flee Kandahar (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces Friday were firing on Taliban forces as they fled their last stronghold in Afghanistan, the commander of the campaign said. "We have engaged forces who are leaving Kandahar with their weapons," Central Command chief Gen. Tommy Franks told a news conference...
U.S. forces firing on Taliban fighters as they flee Kandahar (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces were firing on Taliban fighters as they fled their last stronghold in Afghanistan Friday, and American officials did not know the whereabouts of the Taliban's top leader, the commander of the campaign said...
Sunbeam to close part of plant at Neosho (12/07/01)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- Sunbeam Corp. will significantly reduce production of barbecue grills at its Neosho plant, a move that could affect 642 jobs, the company said in a letter to employees. The letter issued Saturday to workers and Neosho officials said that an undetermined number of "employees will be terminated in the period February 2 through February 16, 2002.," the Joplin Globe reported...
Man kills co-worker before committing suicide at factory (12/07/01)
GOSHEN, Ind. -- A man returned to the factory where he worked after a dispute and opened fire Thursday, killing a co-worker and wounding six others, authorities said. A SWAT team later found the gunman dead inside the simulated-wood factory with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound...
Dems back down from fight with Bush over anti-terror spending (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats backed down Friday from a veto fight with President Bush over their $35 billion anti-terrorism plan and began preparing a smaller package more to his liking. The turnabout came as the Senate prepared for a showdown vote on the Democrats' plan for responding to the Sept. ...
Surviving Pearl Harbor - Vets mark 60th anniversary (12/07/01)
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Kunio Iwashita, a Zero fighter pilot during World War II, says it was only on Sept. 11 -- six decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor -- that he realized how Americans must have felt back then. "I was very impressed with all the flags on buildings and cars, with the patriotism Americans showed after Sept. 11," said Iwashita, who was visiting relatives in Boston that day. "I realized what a big, strong country America is. I had no idea about that" in 1941...
Senators question NASA nominee on future of space programs (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators made clear to President Bush's choice to head NASA that they don't want his cost-cutting skills to be used to undermine the scientific goals of the international space station and other key NASA programs...
Hamas leaders escape arrests (12/07/01)
Islamic militants are not making it easy for Yasser Arafat. Their leaders have gone underground, urging fellow fugitives not to turn themselves in to Palestinian police, and vowed more attacks. Arafat is under intense U.S. and Israeli pressure to jail militants, but confronting them also means taking on Palestinian public opinion and risking Palestinian unity...
Taliban fighters commence surrender (12/07/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban forces began handing in their weapons in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar today as part of a surrender deal with opposition forces, according to a Pakistan-based news service close to the Islamic militia. The report, by the Afghan Islamic Press, could not be independently verified immediately...
Lagoon barriers to save Venice (12/07/01)
ROME -- After more than 12 years of debate and discord, Italy approved a plan Thursday to save Venice from sinking by installing mobile barriers to protect the fabled city from high tides. The project, approved at a Cabinet meeting, will take about eight years and $2.6 billion to complete. It is called Moses after the Biblical figure who led his people safely through the Red Sea...
Security Council OKs power-sharing accord (12/07/01)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a power-sharing agreement for a temporary post-Taliban government in Afghanistan Thursday but held off authorizing a multinational security force. The council said in a resolution that it is determined to help the Afghan people establish lasting peace after more than two decades of war, and to cooperate with the international community "to put an end to the use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorism."...
Taliban leader's fate key to surrender (12/07/01)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Among the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar's word was always law. Now, as the purist Islamic movement collapses, its leaders are desperately trying to salvage safety for the bearded, one-eyed cleric who led them to rule -- and to ruin...
Marines attack convoy in first offensive ground action in war (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterSOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN (AP) -- U.S. Marines attacked a Taliban convoy near Kandahar, killing seven fighters in their first offensive ground action since setting up base in southern Afghanistan, a Marines spokesman said Friday. No Marines were injured...
Taliban flee Kandahar; Omar's whereabouts uncertain (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion Kandahar on Friday, with witnesses saying joyous residents poured into the streets and tore down the Taliban white flag. Afghanistan's interim leader said Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was missing and would be arrested if found...
U.S. jets bomb mountain hide-outs; bin Laden believed in area (12/07/01)
Associated Press WriterTORA BORA, Afghanistan (AP) -- American jets made repeated runs over the forested mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Friday, bombing hide-outs of Osama bin Laden loyalists and filling the valleys with smoke and dust...
Lady Mules hand 67-43 loss to JHS (12/07/01)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- In a game of the area's Class 4A heavyweights, Poplar Bluff knocked the Jackson High Lady Indians out, 67-43, in a SEMO Conference game Wednesday night. Jackson (2-2, 1-0), which took third at state last year after beating Poplar Bluff in the district championship game, was held to less than 10 points in each of the first three quarters...
Dragons rain fire on Tigers 70-3 (12/07/01)
"They're a heck of a team and we want to be them." Those words from Cape Central wrestling coach Josh Crowell echoed his respect for the opponent and his hopes of emulating their success. But for now, the Tigers are paying their dues as they were soundly defeated by Ste. Genevieve 70-3 at Central High School...
LSU seeks respect in SEC title game (12/07/01)
ATLANTA -- LSU is getting a little tired of all this talk about Tennessee playing for the national championship. After all, the Volunteers still have to win another game to get there: Saturday night's Southeastern Conference title game against the underdog Tigers...
Mizzou bombs Southern U. (12/07/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri overcame one of its worst long-range shooting performances quickly -- and in record fashion. Clarence Gilbert scored 18 of his 29 points in the first half and No. 2 Missouri hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 117-67 victory over Southern University on Thursday night...
Texas Tech finds change hard to make over-Knight (12/07/01)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- After seven games, Bob Knight has little doubt about the work ethic of his Texas Tech players. But hard work isn't the end-all for Knight. It has to translate into solid and consistent play. Despite a 6-1 record, the team's ability to carry out Knight's style of play remains, at times, elusive...
Arkansas' Richardson goes for 500th win against Illini (12/07/01)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson goes for his 500th career victory when the Razorbacks face No. 5 Illinois on Saturday. Richardson's career record is 499-194 in 21 seasons, including 380-157 in 17 years at Arkansas. "Illinois is big and I can see why they are ranked so high. ...
Rex Grossman - Gator makes good case for more than QB job (12/07/01)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sitting in a film room with Steve Spurrier, Rex Grossman realized how good a quarterback he could be at Florida. The hardest part was getting Spurrier to believe it, too. Grossman took a winding path to Florida, then to becoming Spurrier's starter, and finally to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist in this, his sophomore year...
Miami's Dorsey wins Maxwell Award (12/07/01)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey won the Maxwell Award and Nebraska's Eric Crouch took the Davey O'Brien quarterback trophy Thursday night during the college football awards show. Dorsey and Crouch are two of the four Heisman Trophy finalists, along with Florida's Rex Grossman and Oregon's Joey Harrington. The Heisman, college football's top individual award, will be presented Saturday night in New York...
Sports digest 12/7/01 (12/07/01)
Sailing great Blake killed by pirates SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Peter Blake, who headed the New Zealand crew that won the America's Cup in 1995 and 2000, was shot and killed by pirates during a robbery of his boat on the Amazon River. Blake was killed late Wednesday during a holdup aboard his 119-foot yacht, the Seamaster, anchored on the Amazon in the jungle state of Amapa, some 1,600 miles north of Sao Paulo, state police chief Rosilene Martins de Sena said...
Davis will wear cast in his return to field (12/07/01)
ST. LOUIS -- For Don Davis, there's a silver lining to wearing a cast. After a month on the sideline with a dislocated right wrist, the St. Louis Rams' linebacker otherwise feels 100 percent heading into Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. That's more than most of his teammates can say...
Owners tell poor story to Congress (12/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- Baseball commissioner Bud Selig took his case for eliminating teams to Congress on Thursday and was greeted by skeptical committee members and hostile questions from Minnesota's governor. Selig testified before the House Judiciary Committee, which is considering legislation to repeal baseball's 79-year-old antitrust exemption...
CART co-founder moving to IRL (12/07/01)
CART co-founder Roger Penske is abandoning the league he helped create for the rival IRL, a stunning move by the most successful owner in open-wheel racing. He plans to race in all IRL events next season, including the Indianapolis 500, Penske Racing president Tim Cindric said Thursday in a statement from company headquarters in Reading, Pa...
Prep talent impressive at 21st annual Shootout (12/07/01)
ST. LOUIS -- An Oklahoma schoolboy scored 32 points, on an off-game, in the 21st annual Shootout Thursday night at the Savvis Center. Kelenna Azubuike, who averaged 37.8 points last season for Victory Christian High School of Tulsa, Okla., is one of the latest players to contemplate jumping straight to the NBA. Playing for the first time since he sprained an ankle on Nov. 24, the 6-6 Azubuike had 32 points in a 68-52 victory over Marquette of suburban St. Louis...
If you know your ward and your councilman, you win (12/07/01)
Please pay attention, because there will be a quiz. Correction: This is a quiz. You're on the honor system, so don't cheat. The answers to these questions cannot be found on the back of any cereal box or milk carton. So get ready. Are you comfy? Clearheaded? Wide awake?...
Mechanical bull makes a return (12/07/01)
Riding a mechanical bull, a feat of skill that became popular decades ago in the wake of the movie "Urban Cowboy," is making a return to Southeast Missouri. A bull will be ready for riding, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Pockets, a nightclub in the Town Plaza Shopping Center...
Making space for artists (12/07/01)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Feast your eyes on an urban big top that's bound to delight anyone with an appetite for art. And with acts ranging from rock 'n' roll shows to screen printing classes, from figure drawing sessions to poetry readings, some say its diversity is what makes AS220 the greatest show on Earth...
'Art of World War II' in Columbia (12/07/01)
'Art of World War II' in Columbia COLUMBIA, Mo. -- "The Art of World War II: Works from Missouri Collections" is on display at the Museum of Art and Archaeology through Jan. 27. The exhibit commemorates the 60th anniversary today of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America's entrance into World War II...
Sylvia Glastetter (12/07/01)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Sylvia M. Glastetter, 88, of New Hamburg, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are under the direction of Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Robert Suggs (12/07/01)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Funeral for Robert Lee Suggs of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Cairo, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo. The Rev. Ronnie Mack will officiate. Burial will be in National Cemetery at Mound City, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service...
Betty Henderson (12/07/01)
Betty Henderson, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Stokes (12/07/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Doris Jean Hull Stokes, 43, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Vanduser, Mo. She was born March 17, 1958, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Russell and Alene Randles Barlow. She married Mark Stokes...
Matthew Hanham (12/07/01)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Matthew Allen Hanham, 24, of Dexter died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 5, 1977, in Pontiac, Mich., son of William John and Cathy Walker Hanham. Hanham was a graduate of Bernie High School at Bernie, Mo. Survivors include his mother of Dexter; his father of Rochester, Mich.; two brothers, Michael Walker of Dexter, Johnny Walker of St. ...
Charles Robert (12/07/01)
KELSO, Mo. -- Charles Frank Robert, 88, of Kelso died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 6, 1913, at Kelso, son of Charles and Ida Hohmann Robert. He and Caroline Stella Scherer were married May 18, 1937, at New Hamburg, Mo...
Aileen Schroeder (12/07/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Aileen Marie Schroeder, 86, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born July 4, 1915, at Gordonville, Mo., daughter of August and Minnie Neumeyer Meyer. She and Al Schroeder were married March 31, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. He died Sept. 9, 1982...
William Colyer (12/07/01)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- William M. "Witz" Colyer, 72, of McClure died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, son of Moses and Dona Johnson Colyer. He and Betty Adams were married May 3, 1952, in Cairo, Ill...
Runyon Dyer (12/07/01)
Runyon Estes Dyer, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1909, in Opdyke, Ill., the only child of Theodore Graham and Florence Estes Dyer. He and Lucille Recker of Portageville, Mo., were married April 22, 1931, in Waterloo, Ill. Lucille was a registered nurse. She died March 26, 1970...
Ronald Popham (12/07/01)
Ronald E. Popham, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1942, in Columbus, Ga., son of Cyril E. and Jean Holloway Popham. Ron graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964, and received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Kansas State University in 1968...
Ivie Lewis (12/07/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ivie E. Lewis, 98, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 27, 1902, near Cumberland City, Tenn., son of Richard and Mary Jane Lewis. He and Myrtle Allard were married March 22, 1925. She died May 23, 1991...
Cape fire report 12/07/01 (12/07/01)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Dec. 6 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 4:53 p.m., mutual aid for a house fire in Jackson. 9:21 p.m., fireworks at 1121 S. Sprigg. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 1:16 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3020 Boutin...
Jackson fire report 12/7 (12/07/01)
Jackson Thursday, Dec. 6 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:A house fire on East Adams. A motor vehicle accident on West Jackson Boulevard. An emergency medical service on North High Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:An emergency medical service on South Union...
Cape police report 12/07/01 (12/07/01)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Dec. 7 ArrestsJohn Paul Smalley, 19, 1000 Towers Circle, was arrested Wednesday for failure to appear. Terry Ray Greable, 23, 827 Jefferson, was arrested Wednesday for failure to appear. Roy Lee Jones, 24, 1181 Bertling, was arrested Wednesday on a Poplar Bluff, Mo., warrant...
Out of the past 12/7/01 (12/07/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 7, 1991 Seventh candidate for City Council filed Friday, but his eligibility is in question leaving doubt as to whether there will be primary election Feb. 4; primary is held if there are seven or more candidates for three council seats to be decided in April municipal election; Jesse D. ...
In-vesting in America (12/07/01)
$$$Start By Eli Fishman A recent Federal Reserve press release revealed the lamentable status of U.S. manufacturing employment. Since 2000, U.S. manufacturers have shed more than 1 million workers. With unemployment continuing to rise, many of those workers will remain out of work. ...
Once again, we must stay alert (12/07/01)
Once again, we have been asked to return to a state of high alert against the possibility of another terrorist attack. This time, officials believe, another strike could come before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ends in mid-December. Previous appeals to be on alert have, thankfully, not been accompanied by other attacks. Indeed, there is some concern that telling Americans to be on alert without specific information about any imminent threats actually diminishes our readiness...
Pearl Harbor - We will not forget (12/07/01)
Even with the passing of the years, Pearl Harbor's place in American history is undiminished. At 7:55 a.m. 60 years ago today, Japanese bombers began an attack on the Hawaiian naval base. The surprise attack left 18 ships sunk or severely damaged and 200 airplanes destroyed...
Soldier upset by petty gripes in Speak Out (12/07/01)
To the editor: This is to all of you who call Speak Out and gripe about stupid little things. I am a 20-year-old soldier from Chaffee who is in the Army. It makes me sick to see you waste your time complaining while I am protecting your freedoms. I wish all of you would open your minds and do something better with your time like helping each other. You act like a bunch of little kids...
Speak Out A 12/07/01 (12/07/01)
God's schedule ROBERT LUCAS recently asked how long it takes God to make a human being. Choosing to work through the evolutionary process, God allowed for the appearance of man-like creatures after about 5 billion years of evolutionary history. God then allowed the process to continue so that modern man, homo sapiens, appeared about 350,000 years ago. ...