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Latest 'Metal Gear' a must-have for latest PlayStation (12/11/01)
Solid Snake is back, and that's excellent news for action game fans. Snake, bandanna firmly tied around his forehead, bears one of the most revered names in gaming history as the raspy-voiced hero of the "Metal Gear" series. The latest, "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" for PlayStation 2, is the best yet and a solid candidate for the best title of the year...
Student councils coming to Cape (12/11/01)
A state convention will bring 1,200 middle- and high-school students to Cape Girardeau in March, but organizers still haven't found enough housing or money to stage the event. When they found out nine months ago they would play host to the 2002 Missouri Association of Student Councils convention at Central High School March 14-16, Central's Student Senate immediately began thinking of ways to raise money. ...
Southeast to consider tuition hike (12/11/01)
Southeast Missouri State University may dip into financial reserves, cut expenses and raise tuition by as much as $8 a credit hour for the spring semester to combat an expected state spending cut, school president Dr. Ken Dobbins said Monday. The Board of Regents will consider the budget revisions when it meets at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the University Center...
Out-of-work parents need help for holidays (12/11/01)
A family with six children will struggle through the holidays now that the father is without work and the mother is unemployed. "My family will appreciate anything you can do," the mother wrote on an application for Toybox, a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that helps needy families at Christmas...
Woman's income short of filling needs (12/11/01)
Mrs. P. is still fairly independent, although she lives with her son to ease some of her financial burdens. She receives assistance from Medicaid and Medicare. She suffers from high blood pressure, arthritis and poor vision, and has a thyroid problem...
Father who used claw hammer on son receives prison term (12/11/01)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- Eric Schwepker of rural Cape Girardeau County was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for abusing his then-11-year-old son, a penalty that satisfied both the prosecutor and the boy's grandparents. Monday, Circuit Judge Gary Kramer sentenced Schwepker to five years in the Department of Corrections for hitting the boy on the toes with a claw hammer, five years for hitting him with a baseball bat and four years for hitting him with a belt. ...
Learning briefs 12/11/01 (12/11/01)
Marketing major gets O'Day scholarship Zach Miller, a junior marketing major at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., has received the Walter "Wally" O'Day Memorial Scholarship for the 2001-02 school year. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Miller of Cape Girardeau...
learning briefs 12/11/01 (12/11/01)
Several university students recently were awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University during a scholarship reception. They are: Gretchen Probst of Cape Girardeau was awarded the Melvin Gately Endowed Scholarship at the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Scholarship Reception....
Students break out of their shells in ninth grade (12/11/01)
tudents at Cape Gir- ardeau Central Junior High School spend nearly as much time visiting with one another in the hallways as they do learning in a classroom. Ninth grade is a time when students begin to break out of their shells and emerge as individuals. Some express their individuality in hair color -- plenty of male and females alike sport streaks of color or highlights in their 'do -- while others dress in Gothic black with beaded jewelry or crop tops and hip-hugger jeans...
Old and new meet at border town in China (12/11/01)
Editor's note: Ann Ostendorf of Cape Girardeau is spending a year traveling the globe from England to Asia. This is another part in the series of articles she has written about her journey. After a day on the bus with no food stops and several breakdowns, I had finally made it over the Khunjerab Pass out of Pakistan and into China...
Picture perfect present (12/11/01)
In her three years on the job, Carrie Phifer has been in some harrowing situations: She's been screamed at, bitten, even whomped on the head with a baseball bat. Such is the life of a family-portrait photographer. "The baseball bat was a plastic prop," Phifer said, resting in the Sears portrait studio Monday between sittings. "But it still sort of hurt. We see a lot of things in here."...
helpbox.7a (12/11/01)
Want to help? To donate money or volunteer to be a host parent for the Missouri Association of Student Councils convention in Cape Girardeau March 14-16, contact Bonnie Strack or Kathy Wright, student senate advisers, at 335-8228.
Silver Dollar City attendance strong (12/11/01)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson's Silver Dollar City is bucking a national trend of declining attendance at amusement parks since the Sept. 11 attacks. Attendance at the 1800s-themed park is on pace to exceed last year's total by about 5 percent, park spokeswoman Lisa Rau said Sunday...
Transit Casualty tops $1 billion as it nears end (12/11/01)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After nearly 15 years, court proceedings are finally nearing an end in one of the nation's largest insurance company bankruptcies. The receivership of Transit Casualty Insurance will have collected almost $1.6 billion and paid out more than $1.2 billion when it ends; the expenses will have totaled about $350 million, said Cole County Circuit Judge Byron Kinder...
Election ball rolling in Illinois (12/11/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Hundreds of candidates for state and federal offices in Illinois lined up Monday to begin filing nominating petitions for the March primary. About 550 candidates converged on the State Board of Elections to officially declare their intentions to seek election to Congress, the state Legislature, judicial posts or statewide jobs from governor to comptroller...
Kansas legislator is recuperating (12/11/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Kansas state representative has been upgraded to good condition at a Missouri hospital and is undergoing rehabilitation, hospital officials said. Gene O'Brien of Parsons, Kan., has been hospitalized at St. John's Hospital in Springfield for nearly a month. He suffered head and back injuries in a 12-foot fall while visiting Branson on Nov. 11. He had back surgery eight days later...
Senators address area officials (12/11/01)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Kit Bond told regional election officials Monday that he wants to clean up voter rolls and create fail-safe voting mechanism that prevent voter fraud. Bond, R-Mo., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., spoke to officials from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska who are attending the Midwest Election Officials Conference Monday. ...
Wood ad scolds Ryan for asking her to quit race (12/11/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Corinne Wood's latest campaign commercial scolds Gov. George Ryan, her political mentor, for pressuring her to drop out of the governor's race. "Recently, party insiders tried to pressure Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood to drop out of the race for governor," the television ad says. "Corinne Wood's respectful answer to Gov. Ryan: No. The voters, not party leaders, should be choosing our next governor."...
State Senate seat at stake in vote today (12/11/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A special state Senate election today for a St. Louis area seat pits a Democratic member of the House against a Republican who hopes to earn a first term in Jefferson City. Rep. Harry Kennedy, D-St. Louis, is looking to replace longtime Democratic Sen. John Scott, who resigned in October. Republican lawyer Matt Hoffman is making his third foray into politics after unsuccessful bids for the state House in 1996 and the St. Louis board of alderman in 1999...
State workers raise record total for charities (12/11/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State workers raised about $19,000 a day over the last two months for charities, including one designed to help victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign raised $1,125,000 -- including $95,850 for The Sept. 11 Fund -- from the contributions of 11,000 state employees...
Synod chief weathers storm (12/11/01)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- After the Rev. Gerald Kieschnick was elected in July to lead 2.6 million Lutherans, he said he wanted to promote dialogue within the church. But this isn't exactly what he meant. The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod found he had stirred controversy by being tolerant of participation in interfaith prayer services after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Two pastors asked a district president to revoke Kieschnick's membership in the synod...
Man charged in bondsman's death (12/11/01)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Nearly three years after bail bondsman Charlie Hoskins was found stabbed to death in his northeast Missouri home on Christmas Eve morning, 1998, a man has been arrested for the killing. Aaron John Miles Fix has been charged with first-degree murder, Ralls County Sheriff Ben Berghager said...
State's budget woes could affect River Campus (12/11/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While River Campus proponents await the end of the nearly four-year legal battle that has delayed the project, a court victory won't eliminate the final funding obstacle. With the state facing an increasingly bleak financial situation, a large component of the funding package to transform the former St. Vincent's Seminary in Cape Girardeau into a fine arts center for Southeast Missouri State University probably won't be available for some time...
Missouri changes child support procedure (12/11/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state child support office has changed the way it handles payments over holidays in response to a $1.2 million mistake made during the Thanksgiving break, officials said Monday. Yet even while changing its policy, the state cast responsibility for the error on a contractor that it said would likely face a financial penalty...
Fed expected to cut interest rates today (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve, faced with an economy now officially suffering through a recession and shedding jobs at the fastest pace in two decades, is widely expected to cut interest rates today for the 11th time this year. But many economists believe the central bank will also signal that its aggressive credit lowering is drawing to a close by making a quarter-point reduction instead of the bigger half-point moves it has favored for most of this year...
Court won't reconsider case allowing prayer at graduations (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Student-led graduation messages, which opponents call official school prayer in thin disguise, may continue in Jacksonville, Fla., high schools. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not review a lower court's ruling that found the policy constitutionally sound...
House majority leader considers retirement (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Dick Armey, second-ranking leader among Republicans and an advocate for tax cuts and smaller government, has told associates he may retire at the end of his term, sources close to the Texas lawmaker said Monday night...
Customs identifies terrorist 'shopping list' (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Customs Service has identified about 100 key technologies, weapons and other items that make up a "shopping list for terrorist organizations," and is asking businesses to help prevent such items from falling into the wrong hands...
Study finds link between Gehrig's disease, Gulf vets (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- Americans who served in the Gulf War were nearly twice as likely to develop Lou Gehrig's disease as other military personnel, the government reported Monday. The Department of Veterans Affairs said it would immediately offer disability and survivor benefits to veterans with the disease who served in the Persian Gulf during the conflict a decade ago...
High court passes on prayer case (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court backed away from a confrontation over student-led prayers at high school graduations Monday, an action that all sides in the church-state fight say increases pressure for a stronger religious presence at public school ceremonies...
Bin Laden claims to have calculated casualties (12/11/01)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden claims he calculated in advance how many casualties "the enemy" would suffer on Sept. 11, according to administration descriptions of a videotape that President Bush said "just reminded me of what a murderer he is."...
Pentagon - Taliban is defeated but war 'ain't over yet' (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan but al-Qaida terrorists they supported are still at large and will be difficult to find, a top Pentagon official said Monday. "It ain't over yet," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. ...
Slain CIA officer buried at Arlington National Cemetery (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA officer Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann was remembered as an American hero Monday as he was buried with full military honors amid the white grave markers of Arlington National Cemetery. "From his earliest days ... ...
Prosecutors indict more than 30 in illegal smuggling operation (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities have broken up an illegal immigrant smuggling ring that used a bus company to help hundreds illegally cross the Mexican border each month, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Monday...
Nation digest 12/11/01 (12/11/01)
Shuttle astronauts take maintenance spacewalk SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Two spacewalking astronauts went out on a repair job Monday and wrapped thermal covers around a pair of motors that turn the international space station's giant solar wings. NASA hopes the covers will shield the motors against the temperature extremes of space and eliminate power spikes and stalls. The motors keep the solar wings pointing toward the sun and generating electricity...
Slain CIA officer buried at Arlington (12/11/01)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- CIA officer Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann, the only American to die at the hands of the enemy in Afghanistan, was buried among the ranks of the fallen Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. Spann was remembered as a hero as he was interred with crisp precision and full military honors by the Marine Corps, where he was a captain of artillery before he joined the CIA...
Viacom joins UPN, CBS networks (12/11/01)
LOS ANGELES -- CBS and UPN will be joined in one unit by owner Viacom Inc., a change viewers may not notice but which the company hopes will cut costs and improve ad sales. It was announced separately Monday that Kerry McCluggage, who helped launch UPN, is resigning as chairman of the Paramount Television Group...
Israel strikes police post following mortar attack (12/11/01)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Israeli attack helicopters struck a Palestinian police post in northern Gaza early Tuesday, after Palestinians fired mortars at Jewish settlements in violence that continued to snarl U.S. efforts to arrange a truce. One person was slightly injured in the latest Israeli strike, Palestinians said. The building was evacuated before the attack, they said...
Ebola outbreak death toll rises to 11 (12/11/01)
LIBREVILLE, Gabon -- Health experts were headed Monday to the central African nation of Gabon, where 11 people have died from the highly contagious Ebola virus -- and the number was expected to rise. It was not immediately clear how many people were infected, or over what period. ...
U.S. Marines secure abandoned American embassy in Kabul (12/11/01)
AP Special CorrespondentKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Marines secured the grounds of the American embassy in the heart of Kabul on Monday, more than 12 years after the United States closed it in the wake of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan...
Afghan mine clearers reap a sinister harvest (12/11/01)
ALI KHUJA, Afghanistan -- Even in the December chill, a thin film of sweat glistened on Mohammed Naseem's forehead. At the foot of a crumbling mud wall, in what was once a pretty village where clusters of grapes hung heavy on the vine, his metal detector had just uttered a small, telltale shriek...
Afghan leader says rooting out terror main challenge to country (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Sitting in the sprawling compound of the defeated Taliban leader, Afghanistan's interim ruler pledged Monday to build a new nation -- but said the country must first destroy the terrorists who have held it hostage...
U.S. seeking access to al-Qaida suspect in Spanish custody (12/11/01)
Associated Press WriterMADRID, Spain (AP) -- Faced with Spain's refusal to extradite suspects held in connection with Sept. 11, a senior U.S. official arrived Monday seeking access to eight detainees and suggested U.S. investigators wanted to interrogate them on Spanish soil...
Fighters take valley leading to bin Laden cave complex (12/11/01)
TORA BORA, Afghanistan -- Afghan tribal fighters battled their way through mortar and machine-gun fire Monday and pushed Osama bin Laden loyalists from a strategic mountain valley leading to an underground complex where the terror suspect may be hiding...
U.N., Annan collect Nobel Peace Prize (12/11/01)
OSLO, Norway -- Saying the world "entered the third millennium through a gate of fire" ignited on Sept. 11, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan accepted the centennial Nobel Peace Prize on Monday with a call for humanity to fight poverty, ignorance and disease...
ND girls turn back Lady Cats (12/11/01)
On a difficult day for their coach, the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs provided a bit of good news. Notre Dame dominated play in a 72-45 win over visiting Fredericktown Monday night without coach Jerry Grim, who was absent due to the death of his brother...
Jackson girls storm past Perryville 86-24 (12/11/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson's girls basketball team shot over 50 percent from the field as five players finished in double figures in an 86-24 rout of Perryville Monday night. Six-foot-one senior Alisha Burns led the charge with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. As a team, Jackson connected on 34 of 62 shots, including seven 3-pointers...
Boys basketball12/11/01 (12/11/01)
Bell City 68, Chaffee 64 CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jason Rampley led Bell City's long-range attack with six 3-pointers and 25 points as the Cubs picked up a road victory. C.J. Hadley added 15 points for Bell City (4-2), which sank 11 3-pointers in the game. Andrew Horrell paced Chaffee (0-3) with 15 points and Chase Eskew added 13...
Duke, Mizzou remain 1-2 (12/11/01)
Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the second straight week Monday, while three teams fell from the Top 25. The Blue Devils (8-0), who beat Temple and Michigan last week, received all 72 first-place votes and 1,800 points from the national media panel...
Southeast could add key players for Billiken game (12/11/01)
Southeast Missouri State University will finally be at as close to full strength this week as it has been all season, although the Indians will still be missing one anticipated key player while the status of another is up in the air because of medical problems...
briefs.dec11 (12/11/01)
Cubs trade Heredia for Alex Gonzalez BOSTON -- The Chicago Cubs didn't take long to find their replacement at shortstop, acquiring Alex Gonzalez from Toronto on Monday for left-hander Felix Heredia and a player to be named. Gonzalez takes over for free agent Ricky Gutierrez, who was not offered salary arbitration by the Cubs before last Friday's deadline...
Owners, players work on deal to delay contraction (12/11/01)
BOSTON -- Players and owners were close to an agreement Monday night that would delay eliminating teams until at least 2003, officials on both sides said. The deal would ensure that the Minnesota Twins and the Montreal Expos, the teams most likely to be targeted, would survive one more season and that the jobs of approximately 60 major leaguers would be saved in 2003...
Cold cash (12/11/01)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The last time the United States held a Winter Olympics, athletes slept in a prison and organizers nearly had to declare bankruptcy on a $168 million budget. As top officials meet in Switzerland this week to review final plans for an Olympics only two months away, they'll find the accommodations aren't the only thing upgraded since 1980 in Lake Placid, N.Y...
Archuleta spends night in hospital (12/11/01)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams rookie safety Adam Archuleta spent Sunday night in a hospital as a precautionary measure after sustaining his second concussion in three weeks. Coach Mike Martz said Monday that initial tests came out well for Archuleta, injured in the Rams' 27-14 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, but said further tests were needed over the next few days...
Cardinals get their closer (12/11/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals finally got their man. After spending the past several winters chasing after free agents who ended up elsewhere, almost always for more money than St. Louis was offering, the Cardinals Monday signed reliever Jason Isringhausen -- the player club officials said was at the top of their off-season shopping list...
Dolphins pummel Colts 41-6 (12/11/01)
MIAMI -- Jay Fiedler went another game without a turnover, and the Miami Dolphins won again. Peyton Manning added to his rising interception total, and the Indianapolis Colts lost again. Fiedler threw three touchdown passes -- two to rookie Chris Chambers -- and ran for a TD as Miami took advantage of Manning's three interceptions to beat Indianapolis 41-6 Monday night...
Rams' overhauled 'D' overwhelms 49ers (12/11/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The Greatest Show on Earth isn't putting up huge numbers these days, and it doesn't have to. The St. Louis Rams still have the NFL's No. 1 offense, but the second-rated defense is a bigger reason they have the best record in the conference heading into the final four games. The Rams (10-2) held the San Francisco 49ers, the third-best offense in the league, to a season-worst 220 yards in Sunday's 27-14 victory...
'Members' Holiday Show' at Carbondale (12/11/01)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Associated Artists' Gallery will host a "Members' Holiday Show" opening Tuesday, Nov. 20 and continuing through Jan. 5. Buyers can take the art or craft work at the time of purchase. The art will be replaced by the artists during the run of the show...
Korean quilts at MAQS (12/11/01)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- An exhibit titled "Quilts, Expressively Korean" is on display at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society through March 9. It consists of 26 quilts created by 20 different Korean quilters. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 215 Jefferson St. in downtown Paducah, Ky...
Celebrating art and artists of St. Louis (12/11/01)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- "Will Mentor & Guiseppe Pirone: Recent Works," opening Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Mitchell Museum's Main Gallery at Cedarhurst, is the first exhibition in a series celebrating the art and artists of St. Louis. Both Mentor and Pirone are active abstract artists. The exhibition continues through Dec. 30...
Library accepting canned goods in lieu of fines (12/11/01)
The Cape Girardeau Public Library will accept canned and dried foods for overdue fines the entire month of December. This does not apply to replacement costs of materials or other library fees. The food value is 50 cents per item. The food will be donated to FISH, which will distribute it to the local families the organization helps...
Count Basie, ballet, lead Shryock season (12/11/01)
Count Basie, ballet, lead Shryock season CARBONDALE, ll. -- The 2001-2002 season at Shryock Auditorium will include performances by the Count Basie Orchestra, the Moscow Ballet, a tribute to the Beatles and the Roy Clark Christmas show. Other shows on the bill include productions of "Funny Girl" and "Big River," along with performances by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and by violinist Daniel Heifetz...
Carol Byrd (12/11/01)
Carol Hunter Byrd, 75, of Waynesboro, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, Va. He was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of Carol Elliott and Mary Clodfelter Byrd. Byrd received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University, and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University...
Eunice Masterson (12/11/01)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Eunice "Polly" Masterson, 84, of Lake Barrington, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Long Grove Manor in Long Grove, Ill. She was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Pulaski, daughter of Ira and Elizabeth Reeves Lackey. She and Joseph Bernard Masterson were married Dec. 12, 1945, in Mound City, Ill...
Mary Peerson (12/11/01)
Mary Elizabeth Peerson, 86, of Savannah, Ga., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Savannah Square Health Care. She was born June 26, 1915, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Earl M. and Ava Harris Kinnison. She and Edward L. Peerson were married in 1931 in Florence, Ala. He died in 1971...
Harold Riggs (12/11/01)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Harold Lee Riggs, 75, of Charleston died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Feb. 1, 1926, at Charleston, son of Lafe and Mae Bell Maxwell Riggs Sr. He and Clara Mae Johnson were married March 14, 1946...
Germaine Carr (12/11/01)
Germaine Elizabeth Carr, 81, of Willow Springs, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs. She was born May 10, 1920, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of Pinkney and May Limbaugh Long. She and Asier Herman Carr were married June 15, 1948...
Anna Kohler (12/11/01)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Anna Kohler, 89, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Robings Manor Nursing Home in Brighton, Ill. She was born Sept. 11, 1912, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of William A. and Lura Dillow King. She and Doil Kohler were married June 30, 1930, in Union County. He died Aug. 7, 1995...
Denise Bevis (12/11/01)
BENTON, Mo. -- Denise M. Bevis, 43, of Osseo, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Anthony "Tony" and LaWanda Seyer LeGrand. She married Dennis Bevis. Bevis was an assistant technology officer at County National Bank...
Dorothy Merideth (12/11/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy C. Merideth, 83, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Sikeston Health Care. She was born July 12, 1918, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Martin and Alvina Bles Menz. She and Owen Merideth were married March 25, 1934, at Malden, Mo. He died Aug. 21, 1980...
Simon Huey Jr. (12/11/01)
AURORA, Mo. -- Funeral was held Friday for Simon P. Huey Jr., 75, of Aurora at the Aurora First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Golding officiating. Burial was at Maple Park Cemetery. Huey died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at St. John's Regional Health Care Center in Springfield, Mo...
Edward Propst (12/11/01)
Edward B. Propst, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Delories Simmons (12/11/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Delories O. Simmons, 65, of Scott City, wife and mother of many, whose giving nature will forever linger in the hearts she touched, passed from this world Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Her incorrigible laugh and loving smile will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her...
birthstue.sr 12/11 (12/11/01)
Mauk Daughter to Allan D. and Devin R. Mauk of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001. Name, Whitney Renee. Weight, 7 pounds 11 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Mauk is the former Devin Rinehart, daughter of Bill and Jackie Rinehart of St. Ann, Mo. Mauk is the son of Ted and Jewell Mauk of Lilbourn, Mo. He is employed at Pepsi-Cola in Sikeston, Mo...
Sikeston, Jackson drivers injured (12/11/01)
Sikeston, Mo., and Jackson, Mo., drivers both sustained moderate injuries in separate single-vehicle accidents Sunday and Monday. John Johnston, 38, of Sikeston was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after an accident Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on Highway DD, a mile west of Vanduser, Mo...
cape fire report for 12/11 (12/11/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 3:50 p.m., fire at Meyers Hall, Southeast Missouri State University. At 6:45 p.m., gas odor at 1401 Margaret. At 7:35 p.m., motor vehicle accident on southbound I-55 at mile marker 92...
Cape police report for 12/11 (12/11/01)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 11 Arrests Maylon Darrell Phelps, 42, of Benton, Mo., was arrested Sunday for failing to show proof of insurance, operating a motor vehicle while improperly registered, striking a legally stopped vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 12/11/01 (12/11/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 11, 1991 Scott City - Scott City Mayor Shirley Young said Tuesday she won't seek re-election to second term; after 10 years in city government, Young said she's ready to retire. For third Cape Girardeau City Council election in eight years, eligibility of candidate has come into question; but this time candidate will be excluded from race; City Attorney Warren Wells and City Manager J. ...
Some state employees favor unions (12/11/01)
State probation and parole officers have embraced union representation while workers in the divisions of employment security and workforce development haven't. These were the results of union organizing votes held last week. At the Division of Probation and Parole, the vote was 531-199 in favor of being represented by the Service Employees International Union. Only 730 of 1,260 eligible voters took part in the vote...
Bonne Terre prison to get first inmates (12/11/01)
Our neighbors to the north at Bonne Terre, Mo., in St. Francois County delighted in the news some years back that the state would build a $168 million prison in their community. It would be the state's largest. This long-sought economic boost would be a big plus for the town, they thought...
Charge creates a psychological double jeopardy (12/11/01)
To the editor: Having read the article by Scott Moyers about the prosecution of April McDonald, I must express my outrage and complete amazement. As the McDonald family has already suffered a traumatic shock from which they may never recover, this is certainly a case of psychological double jeopardy...
Remember pets during this holiday season (12/11/01)
To the editor: All through the house, not a creature was stirring except for the mouse. You didn't have the heart to set a trap in your house. So think of those other animals this year Who are at the Humane Society that will not be filled with cheer....
Sequenced lights would make city traffice flow better (12/11/01)
To the editor: Before Cape Girardeau sets itself up for another round of angry and disgruntled motorists trying to negotiate poorly designed and expensive traffic circles, I have a suggestion. The city could help the motoring public and get a far greater return on taxpayers' money by installing computer-controlled and sequenced traffic signal lights at all major intersections along Kingshighway, William and Broadway. ...
Speak Out A 12/11/01 (12/11/01)
Look to the past "DOWNTOWN revitalization looks to the future" read a Southeast Missourian editorial. That's the problem. The organization Old Town Cape should follow its namesake and look to the past. As with the new old McDonald's on Broadway, a retro downtown Cape is the realistic way to go...