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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Former mayors give views on Sikeston home rule charter (12/12/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. - All but one of the home rule charter cities in Missouri have elected mayors who serve terms of several years in length, yet former Sikeston mayors say a mayor selected by council members to serve a one-year term works best here. About a dozen former Sikeston mayors gathered at Monday's Home Rule Charter Commission meeting to offer their opinions on the mayoral position to the commissioners, who have spent a year drafting a framework for a new city government that will be put before voters in April.. ...
Adult Learning Center expands (12/12/01)
When the Adult Learning Center expanded its room in the old vo-tech building on Clark Avenue in September, coordinators hoped the extra room would benefit the nearly 450 students who use the center each year. And it has. Peter Cai, who came to Cape Girardeau from China, has been taking English as a Second Language classes for over a year and said the larger room has been useful because it allows him to work in a group with other international students. ...
Local spenders find cuts enticing (12/12/01)
Whether the Federal Reserve's 11th cut in interest rates this year will help the economy remains to be seen, but local banking officials and car dealers say area consumers are doing their part. The Federal Reserve on Tuesday pushed its target for the federal funds rate, the interest banks charge each other, down to a 40-year low of 1.75 percent. ...
Flu shots offered in comfort of your car (12/12/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center hopes to steer people to get flu shots the way many get hamburgers and do their banking: with a drive-through clinic. People can get vaccinated without getting out of their cars in the county's first-ever drive-through clinic scheduled for 9 a.m. ...
Godwin finds role aboard space shuttle challenging (12/12/01)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Cape Girardeau County native Linda Godwin took her second spacewalk Monday, spending four hours and 11 minutes outside the space shuttle Endeavour. Godwin is loadmaster of the STS-108 shuttle mission responsible for transferring thousands of pounds of supplies to the international space station and bringing items from the space station back to Earth...
Toybox far short with only week left (12/12/01)
Toybox will fall far short of toys this year unless donations pick up significantly during the final week of the drive. Plenty of orders remain to be filled if all the needy children in Cape Girardeau whose families have requested toys are to receive them for Christmas...
McDowell to exit Jackson school board (12/12/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- School board member Vicki McDowell announced at Tuesday night's board meeting she will not be seeking re-election when her term expires in April. McDowell, who will finish her ninth year on the board in April, said her work on the board was a wonderful community service opportunity...
Stroke victim would appreciate holiday help (12/12/01)
Mrs. Q. lives with a daughter and son-in-law and has health problems related to strokes. She is able to move around well but isn't as sure-footed as she was. She'd like any type of bath soap or gels as gifts and some cosmetics, particularly lipstick...
Christmas bird-counting season starts next week (12/12/01)
The annual Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count kicks off a series of holiday bird counts when participants head for the wilds Monday morning. "Early bird" counters will meet at Cypress Creek office at the Shawnee Community College campus at 6 a.m. Monday for maps, information sheets, routes and bird lists...
Area lawmakers prepare new legislation (12/12/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With four weeks until the start of the 2002 legislative session, Southeast Missouri lawmakers have already pre-filed dozens of bills on subjects as varied as job protections for volunteer firefighters and donation limits for gubernatorial inaugurations...
FCE Council meets (12/12/01)
The Cape Girardeau County FCE Council meeting was held Dec. 6 at the County Extension Education Center in Jackson, Mo. Host club was Cheerful Country Doers. Lamplighters FCE was in charge of the devotional and prayer before the luncheon. Lee Anderson conducted the business session...
Economists see gloom, not doom for Missouri (12/12/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The economy should start improving in early 2002 for both the state and the nation but it is unlikely to regain the bullish growth of recent years, economists told legislative budget writers Tuesday. The forecast spells gloom but not necessarily doom, as state government will have to balance weak tax receipts with rising demands for new spending...
State Rep. Harry Kennedy wins St. Louis-area state Senate seat (12/12/01)
ST. LOUIS -- State Rep. Harry Kennedy won a special election Tuesday and kept an area state Senate seat in Democratic hands, dashing a Republic lawyer's latest bid for a first term in Jefferson City, according to complete, unofficial results. Kennedy, a 49-year-old St. Louisan, got 7,707 votes, or 68 percent of 11,327 ballots, for the 3rd District seat vacated by longtime Democratic Sen. John Scott, who resigned in October...
Study finds U.S. kids gaining weight at alarming rate (12/12/01)
CHICAGO -- American children are getting fatter at an alarming rate, with the percentage of significantly overweight black and Hispanic youngsters more than doubling over 12 years and climbing 50 percent among whites, a study shows. By 1998, nearly 22 percent of black children ages 4 to 12 were overweight, as were 22 percent of Hispanic youngsters and 12 percent of whites, according to researchers who analyzed data from a national survey...
Execution set for sheriff shootings (12/12/01)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court has set a Jan. 9 execution for James Johnson, convicted of killing three central Missouri sheriff's officers and a sheriff's wife a decade ago. Johnson's case got attention both for the crimes and political controversy, affecting a nomination for a federal judgeship and confirmation of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft...
Aging bridge gets money for repairs (12/12/01)
CROSSVILLE, Ill. -- An aging bridge in Southern Illinois is getting quite a Christmas present -- $120,000. Two Illinois lawmakers, Sen. Bill O'Daniel, D-Mount Vernon, and Rep. Chuck Hartke, D-Effingham, say they have gotten money to help pay for maintenance of the New Harmony Bridge across the Wabash River. ...
Man who sought flight lessons before hijackings is indicted (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury indicted a French Moroccan for conspiracy in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the first indictment directly related to the suicide hijackings, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Tuesday. "Al-Qaida will now meet the justice it abhors and the judgment it fears," Ashcroft said...
U.S. concentrating on bin Laden, Omar (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- The defeat of the Taliban and sudden success against Osama bin Laden's forces means the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan is narrowing its focus to two final targets: bin Laden and his top deputies, and Mullah Mohammed Omar, the terrorists' Taliban sponsor...
Bush to withdraw U.S. from 1972 ABM treaty (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, anxious to deploy a missile shield long sought by Republicans, will soon give Russia notice that the United States is withdrawing from a landmark 1972 nuclear treaty, U.S. government officials said Tuesday. The pact bans missile defense systems...
Number of executions declines (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- Death row executions dropped to 85 last year, 13 fewer than in 1999, the Justice Department reported Tuesday. The decline signals that wrongful murder convictions and a lower homicide rate are driving down the use of the ultimate punishment...
Missouri's Blunt may seek higher post in U.S. Congress (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is planning a bid to become third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House, several sources said Tuesday. The No. 2 Republican, Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, was expected to announce his retirement on Wednesday, and the No. 3 Republican, Majority Whip Tom DeLay, has indicated he intends to seek the job...
Panel details three options for overhaul (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON -- A presidential commission unanimously approved recommendations Tuesday that would allow younger workers to invest a portion of their Social Security contributions in the stock market. In some cases, benefits would be cut. Rather than agree on a single option, the commission decided to send to President Bush three separate proposals for private investment accounts. ...
Nation digest 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
AAA predicts less air, train and bus travel ORLANDO, Fla. -- Twenty percent fewer people than last year will fly, take the train or ride the bus during this season's Christmas and New Year's holidays, AAA predicted Tuesday. About 11.5 million people are expected to travel by airplane, train or bus this season, compared with 14.4 million people last season. Most of the decline is coming from the airline industry, which has seen a drop-off in business since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Jewish Defense League chairman, follower arrested by FBI (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) -- The chairman of the Jewish Defense League was arrested in connection with a failed bombing plot, federal authorities said. Irv Rubin, 56, and a member of the militant group, Earl Krugel, 59, both of Los Angeles, were booked early Wednesday at the downtown federal Metropolitan Detention Center, detention center spokeswoman Donna Davis said...
Bush emphasizes high-tech approach (12/12/01)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- President Bush told America's next generation of warriors it will take a high-tech military and old-fashioned spies "to save our children from a future of fear" like the horror of the September morning remembered Tuesday around the globe...
Feds find drug tunnel in Arizona (12/12/01)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Federal authorities found an 85-foot tunnel under the U.S.-Mexican border Tuesday and said they believed it had been used to smuggle $21 million worth of cocaine and marijuana into the United States. Authorities said they had seized all the drugs -- 956 pounds of cocaine and 839 pounds of marijuana -- since smugglers began using the tunnel in late summer, Customs Agent Vince Iglio said. Two people were arrested last month...
Bush signs law committing U.S. to improving Afghan life (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush committed the United States to the long-term development of Afghanistan as he signed legislation Wednesday targeting American aid to the education and health care of that country's women and children...
American bomber goes into Indian Ocean (12/12/01)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Air Force B-1 bomber went down into the Indian Ocean Wednesday and a rescue mission was under way, the Pentagon said. There was no indication of the cause, Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said. There was no word on the fate of the crew of four...
Former Georgia sheriff denied bond (12/12/01)
DECATUR, Ga. -- A judge denied bond Tuesday for a former DeKalb County sheriff accused of killing his successor, saying he could be a threat to the community and intimidate witnesses if he is released. Sidney Dorsey and two others are charged with killing Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown, who was gunned down in his driveway last December just days before taking office...
Pilot of plane that hit Pentagon buried at Arlington (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of the hijacked jet that terrorists crashed into the Pentagon was buried at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday. Charles Frank Burlingame III, known as Chic, "was a gifted aviator. He could make the jets talk," said Navy Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, a Naval Academy classmate...
Cuban spy sentenced to life in prison (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterMIAMI (AP) -- The leader of a Cuban spy ring was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for trying to infiltrate U.S. military bases and betraying the lives of four Cuban-Americans whose private planes were shot down by the Castro government in 1996...
Stocks end higher Wednesday (12/12/01)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Buyers still worried about the economy but unable to resist bargain prices went back to Wall Street late in Wednesday's session, giving stocks some modest, hard-fought gains. Investors overcame their misgivings about earnings warnings from Merck and American Express, which had sent prices falling for much of the day...
House passes bill to overhaul the election system (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after a tumultuous election left the winner of the presidency in doubt for weeks, House leaders passed a $2.6 billion package that would send millions of dollars to states to improve voting systems...
House Majority Leader Armey retiring (12/12/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Leader Dick Armey announced his retirement Wednesday, saying the conservative causes he has championed, "peace through strength and supply-side economics," have changed the world for the better...
Trade deficit in third quarter falls to 2-year low (12/12/01)
AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. deficit in the broadest measure of foreign trade fell to $94.98 billion in the July-September quarter, the smallest in nearly two years, reflecting an American economy in recession and huge foreign insurance payments from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Alliance demands al-Qaida surrender (12/12/01)
TORA BORA, Afghanistan -- Alliance fighters overran a series of caves and tunnels in Osama bin Laden's suspected mountain refuge Tuesday, trapping hundreds of his al-Qaida supporters in a rocky canyon and giving them a Wednesday morning deadline to surrender or face a thunderous assault...
Now in trade group, China braces for economic fallout (12/12/01)
BEIJING -- From her post behind a McDonald's cash register, Ms. Yang hears official talk of opportunity and economic reform spurred by the World Trade Organization. But what she looked forward to on China's first day of WTO membership was simpler: new clothes...
World digest 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
Milosevic's trial for war crimes scheduled THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A United Nations tribunal ruled Tuesday that Slobodan Milosevic's trial for war crimes in Kosovo will begin in February and be followed by a trial for genocide in Bosnia and crimes against humanity in Croatia...
Remains in al-Qaida camp include chemistry, flying texts (12/12/01)
TORNAK FARMS, Afghan-istan -- A chemistry text, an issue of Aviation Week magazine and a copy of Chemical Weekly were found Tuesday strewn about an abandoned training camp of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. The publications were picked up in the ruins of this camp 12 miles south of Kandahar as a group of journalists joined American and British special forces troops inspecting the desert camp, abandoned after heavy U.S. airstrikes...
U.S. holds new Mideast talks (12/12/01)
JERUSALEM -- A U.S. mediator presided over a new round of Israeli-Palestinian truce talks Tuesday following two earlier stormy meetings that ended without result. Despite reports that U.S. peace envoy Anthony Zinni had threatened after the last session to leave the region if negotiators couldn't make progress, American officials said he had no plans to go...
Red Cross probes deaths of Taliban prisoners (12/12/01)
GENEVA -- The international Red Cross said Tuesday it was investigating reports that dozens of Taliban captives suffocated in shipping containers while being taken to prison in northern Afghanistan. "Our staff on the ground are trying to get more information," said Macarena Aguilar, spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross...
Alliance demands al-Qaida leaders surrender (12/12/01)
Associated Press Writer TORA BORA, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan tribal commanders set a new deadline Wednesday for the surrender of a group of al-Qaida fighters cornered in a mountain canyon under heavy U.S. bombardment, demanding that top terrorist suspects, possibly including Osama bin Laden, also turn themselves in...
First film in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy premieres in London (12/12/01)
LONDON -- The much-hyped film version of "The Lord of the Rings" was launched Monday at a glitzy world premiere attended by stars Liv Tyler, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood -- the actor charged with bringing J.R.R. Tolkien's endearing hobbit Frodo Baggins to life...
Palestinians attack Israeli bus in West Bank, Gaza settlement (12/12/01)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinians attacked an Israeli bus in the West Bank and set off explosions near Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip in near simultaneous attacks Wednesday. The army said eight people were killed in the bus attack. At least 30 people were wounded in the two attacks, paramedics and the army said...
Israel strikes Gaza City security building after attacks (12/12/01)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli F-16 bombed a Palestinian security installation Wednesday, witnesses said, hours after Palestinian militants launched deadly attacks on Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. As four fighter planes buzzed overhead, there was a large explosion at the security building just before 10 p.m., and white smoke filled the air. Palestinian security workers ran from nearby buildings, filling the streets...
U-High Tournament (12/12/01)
First-round pairings (First-round games begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26) No. 1 Charleston vs. No. 16 Chaffee No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Oak Ridge No. 3. Jackson vs. No. 14 Delta No. 4. Oran vs. No. 13 Leopold No. 5 Bell City vs. No. 12 Scott City...
U-High, Holiday Classic release tourney seedings (12/12/01)
Last year's University High Christmas was the most competitive ever and this year's bracket appears even more enticing in terms of parity. Charleston once again got the first seed, but there doesn't appear to be near the drop off in talent from top to bottom as there has been in most of the tournaments of the past...
'Dogs unleash Siebert (12/12/01)
Notre Dame's Travis Siebert was frustrated after his first four games. He couldn't get much going offensively, averaging about 10 points. After an 11-point performance against Dexter, the junior guard asked his coach, Darrin Scott, "When are the shots going to start falling?"...
Panthers pounce on another victim (12/12/01)
PATTON, Mo. -- The Meadow Heights boys basketball team, which went 4-18 last year, is off to a 5-1 start after winning a 97-82 shootout from Delta. The Panthers, who scored more than 20 points in all four quarters, were paced by Josh Mayfield with 25 points and Joey Bell with 21. Also in double figures were Chris Burr (13), Joe Jordan (11) and Cody Smith (10)...
Crouch, Grossman lead AP All-America team (12/12/01)
Quarterbacks Eric Crouch and Rex Grossman added a new twist to the AP All-America team -- the Heisman Trophy winner and runner-up are both on it. Crouch, Nebraska's option whiz, was selected as the all-purpose player, while Grossman, Florida's sensational passer, won the quarterback spot on the team announced Tuesday...
Different Stokes - Mizzou point guard upgrades his game (12/12/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It wasn't the shot Wesley Stokes was looking to take, and he hasn't looked at it since. "I haven't watched it," said Stokes, Missouri's sophomore point guard, of his buzzer-beater against Saint Louis on Dec. 3. "I don't watch it like that. If I watch it, I watch the whole game, not just that play."...
SE puts the break on holiday hoops (12/12/01)
As Southeast Missouri State University's women prepare for a lengthy holiday break, coach Ed Arnzen couldn't be much happier with the way first-semester play has gone. The Otahkians, who won't see action again until they host Missouri Baptist Jan. 2, will carry a 6-3 record into the holidays after Saturday night's resounding 90-41 rout of visiting Samford...
Indians trade Alomar to Mets (12/12/01)
BOSTON -- The phone bills and scratched-out names on pads of paper prove how much the New York Mets wanted Roberto Alomar. The relentless approach by general manager Steve Phillips paid off Tuesday, when the Mets completed a blockbuster eight-player deal with Cleveland to bring the All-Star second baseman to New York...
Sports digest 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
Players, owners continue negotiations BOSTON -- Players and owners failed Tuesday to finalize an agreement that would delay eliminating teams until at least 2003, and the meetings were scheduled to resume after an overnight break. The union's grievance to block contraction remained on hold. The hearing was to have resumed Tuesday before Shyam Das, but the arbitrator was kept waiting until late afternoon, when talks were put off until Wednesday...
Rams confident turnovers won't doom season (12/12/01)
ATLANTA -- Kurt Warner can't explain why the St. Louis Rams keep giving the ball away. Maybe another trip to the Georgia Dome will halt that ugly trend. "When we're on top of our game, these things don't happen," the Rams quarterback said. "We're not as consistent as we've been in the past."...
Spartans spank Missouri 55-7, wait for bowl bid (12/12/01)
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State did its best to show bowl scouts that it can put on a good show. T.J. Duckett and Charles Rogers each scored three touchdowns as the Spartans beat Missouri 55-7 Saturday to become bowl eligible. The Spartans (6-5) might receive a bid as soon as Sunday to play No. 21 Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Bowl after routing the Tigers (4-7)...
Indians enjoy first taste of victory (12/12/01)
$$$Start ggarner It was great to get a win Saturday night. When you have lost five games in a row, it is very big to get a win regardless of who you are playing. We should have beaten North Alabama and we did, 75-68. We did a good job of getting the ball inside and we shot about 50 percent from the field. I've said all along that good shooting will cure a lot of ills...
Tomato salad topper for steaks (12/12/01)
This recipe tops thin steak with salad greens and marinated tomatoes. Citrus-Marinated Tomato Salad Over Steak 1/2 cup prepared regular or low-fat Italian salad dressing 1/2 teaspoon grated orange or lemon peel 1 pound fully ripened tomatoes, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)...
Mistletoe dresses up indoor holiday decorations (12/12/01)
Kiss someone under the mistletoe and you're doing what the Druids did centuries ago. That's all that remains from the many mistletoe legends of European peoples of centuries ago. A sprig of mistletoe wasn't always so innocent. Mistletoe was regarded by the ancients as having supernatural powers, sometimes good and sometimes evil. ...
Junior high preparation the key to avoiding shy bladder (12/12/01)
It isn't a fear of terrorists keeping some people from air travel this season, bringing financial ruin to the airline industry. It isn't the minuscule seats or the threat of lost luggage. It's something far more horrible, inconceivable even. It's paruresis, and it's tearing our nation apart...
O Christmas tree (12/12/01)
Doc, an old friend of mine in Columbia, Mo., would buy a balled and burlapped (B&B) Scotch pine each year at Christmastime, bring it into the house for a week or two, decorate it with lights and ornaments, and use it as his Christmas tree. After Christmas he would then take the tree outside and plant it in his landscape. I could go up to a tree and he would tell me what year it was planted and then give me a brief rundown of his family's history for that year...
Holiday favorites and soup recipes (12/12/01)
$$$Start smcclanahan This weekend was a holiday killer for our family, as I'm sure many of you, too. Most of our weekend activities involved church and school. I have to tell you about our Christmas play at church. The children performed a really cute play, "Operation Baby King," and both of our children were in the play. ...
Delories Simmons (12/12/01)
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...
Ethel Henson (12/12/01)
Ethel May Henson, 97, of Newport News, Va., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center in Newport News (Denbigh). She was born Sept. 17, 1904, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of James Solleman and Magalin Strong McCormick. She married Rudy G. Henson, who died in 1963...
Edward Propst (12/12/01)
Mr. Edward B. Propst, age 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 12, between 4-8 p.m., at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape. Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by internment in Snyder Cemetery near Millersville, with a Missouri Military Service. Dr. Derek Staples will officiate...
Betty Nicholas (12/12/01)
Betty E. Nicholas, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Victor Heise (12/12/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Victor Henry Heise, 67, of Scott City died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry and Albertine Senn Heise. He and Carol Joan Lance were married Aug. 15, 1964, in Cape Girardeau...
Freda Green (12/12/01)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Freda F. Green, 60, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 5, 1941, at Sugartree, Mo., daughter of Jacob L. and Edna Marie Grubbs Williamson. She and James D. Green were married Aug. 16, 1957, at Bell City, Mo. He died July 24, 1998...
Virginia Roussel (12/12/01)
Virginia Sue Roussel, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Mexico, Mo., daughter of George G. and Elizabeth Taft Ridgeway. She and Hershel Kenneth Roussel were married Sept. 22, 1938, at Farber, Mo. He died May 3, 1993...
Births 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
Wasikowski Daughter to Mark and Lori Jo Wasikowski of Tucson, Ariz., Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, 6:51 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. Name, Joelle Nicole. Weight, 6 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Mrs. Wasikowski is the former Lori Crites, daughter of Mary Crites of Jackson, Mo., and the late George "Tom" Crites. ...
Cape fire report 12/12 (12/12/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Dec. 12 Firefighters responded to the following incidents Sunday:At 6:45 p.m., a gas leak at 1401 Margaret. At 7:45 p.m., an emergency medical assist on Interstate 55, 92 mile marker. At 8:05 p.m., an emergency medical assist at 621 S. Ellis...
Cape police report 12/12 (12/12/01)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Dec. 12 ArrestsMichael Ralph Wilkins, 31, of Tamms, Ill., was arrested Monday on a warrant out of New Madrid County for forgery. Mary Devalin Long, 18, of 1000 Towers Circle 608 South, was arrested Monday for stealing and being a minor in possession of alcohol...
Out of the past 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 12, 1991 Jackson - Ever since Cape Girardeau County enacted half-cent sales tax for general revenue in March 1980, receipts have increased consistently every year; but in 1991, county's string of growth snapped; total collections were just $8,762.38 greater than what was collected in 1990 - increase of just .28 percent...
Correction 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
Tuesday's police report should have said Jacqueline Sue Payne, 236 Cayuga Lane, and Steve Konstadin Anagnostopourlos of Poplar Bluff, Mo., were involved in a vehicle accident. The Cape Girardeau Police Department incorrectly reported in its daily summary that they were arrested...
Reserve officers perform essential duties (12/12/01)
Considering the state requirements to be a reserve police officer in Missouri, Cape Girardeau is fortunate to have a dozen highly trained men willing to step up and volunteer to fill gaps in the regular force. And, most remarkably, they do it without extra compensation...
Young Life a big boost to teen-agers (12/12/01)
There are so many negative -- or at least questionable -- messages that bombard teens every day, from frighteningly bloody video games to Brittany Spears moaning and gyrating in hip-hugging short-shorts. How refreshing it must be for teens to get a few doses of wholesomeness in the course of a week, sometimes from a school visit by a member of Young Life...
Prosecutor shows little compassion in filing charges (12/12/01)
To the editor: I wish to commend the quick reporting of our prosecuting attorney's actions against a 16-year-old girl whose sister was tragically killed in a car accident. I suppose Morley Swingle would wish to keep such matters out of public view. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us, such things are a matter of public record...
Eagleton attack on Ashcroft was partisan, unfair (12/12/01)
To the editor: Tom Eagleton, hiding his partisan biases under the cloak of journalism, was grossly unfair in his attack on John Ashcroft and the U.S. military-justice system in Sunday's column. Eagleton claims Ashcroft "wants to throw out the Bill of Rights in toto" and mindlessly rants that Ashcroft "orders secret, nonjury trials before three military officers with hearsay and illegally obtained evidence allowed. ...
Speak Out A 12/12/01 (12/12/01)
Somebody has to pay JARED BROWN'S letter about the proposed new St. Louis baseball stadium states: "There would be no tax abatements for the building of the new stadium." If this is correct, then what are the taxpayers being asked to pay for? I read in these very pages in months past that tax abatements were being asked for. ...