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Stories from Monday, December 17, 2001

As enrollment cap expires, students face a choice of schools (12/17/01)
Every afternoon 8-year-old Tiffany Haselbusch and her 6-year-old sister, Casey, leave school 15 minutes early and catch another school's bus so they can get home. They attend Jefferson Elementary School because of an enrollment cap that keeps them from attending Franklin Elementary School even though they live within that school's boundaries. That means they ride alone from one school to the other and then wait on the bus for the other children to get out of class at Franklin...
U.S. subsidy a profitable 'crop' for some farms (12/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite the variety of crops grown on Missouri's 109,000 farms, the most profitable is the annual federal subsidy that provides more cash than any of the major row-crop products sold. Missouri farmers' total crop and livestock income last year reached $4.6 billion, with $2.7 billion coming from the sale of livestock and animal products and $1.9 billion coming from a large variety of row crops, such as corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton and rice...
Jackson aldermen agenda (12/17/01)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public Hearings Hearing to consider the proposed annual budget for 2002. Action Items Power and Light Committee Consider a bill proposing an ordinance approving the annual budget for 2002. Consider a bill proposing an ordinance accepting the dedication of sanitary sewer easement deeds from Jerome and Bernice Ziegler, Martin and Inez Roberts, MFA Oil Company, Verna Suhr, Cooper Service Center Inc., Fred Leimer and Douglas Wessell, Mary Ferronato and Alan and Laura Dee...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (12/17/01)
Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Appearances Presentation by Vision2020 Community Relations Council. Public hearings Consent ordinances An ordinance accepting sanitary sewer and waterline easement from D & D Cape Investments, L.P., for sanitary sewers and waterline located at the southeast corner of the Route 74 and Mount Auburn Road intersection...
Cape November permit status (12/17/01)
Following is the November permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Cape Girardeau: New buildings Ochs Office Building, 1330 Copper Drive, new building, 11/29/01. 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, Beaudean Street, new building, 11/21,01; sent copy of plans to fire department, 11/26/01...
Karaoke machine, scooter on wish lists (12/17/01)
The toy warehouse is getting pretty bare as the children's bags are being filled, awaiting Santa's arrival Thursday. The Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian are jointly sponsoring Toybox, a drive to collect toys for needy children in the community...
Mrs. V wants purple robe for Christmas (12/17/01)
Mrs. V. lives alone and suffers from some serious health ailments related to diabetes. She would like a new purple robe in size 16 as a Christmas gift. She could also use a new short coat in black or gift certificates. Christmas for the Elderly is a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that provides holiday gifts to needy senior citizens in the community...
Military digest 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Midshipman accepted into Merchant Marine Midshipman Travis Hanebrink of Charleston, Ill., the son of Gary and Karen Hanebrink and grandson of Eva Hanebrink of Cape Girardeau, participated in Acceptance Day ceremonies at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., where he was accepted with the freshman class into the ranks of the academy's Regiment of Midshipmen...
Ornament goes to White House (12/17/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Barb Lewis has always had a love for making miniature figurines and crafts, but she never dreamed one of her creations would end up in the White House. Each year, the White House Christmas tree has a theme. The theme this year is Home for the Holidays. Each state was asked to find four people to create replicas of famous homes within the state as ornaments...
World digest 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Relations not hurt by U.S. ABM withdrawal WASHINGTON -- President Bush's top foreign policy advisers said Sunday that relations with Russia will weather the United States' pulling out of an arms control treaty and moving ahead on a missile defense. They rejected predictions that the withdrawal will lead to a new arms race...
Afghans receive 'message of hope' in bags of grain (12/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- The average American or European would not know what to do with a bag of raw grain. But for millions of Afghans facing starvation after years of drought and war, it is the best thing aid officials say they can give. Raw wheat stays fresher longer than flour. ...
Two area lawmakers to push for school prayer next year (12/17/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Students would be able to voluntarily pray in school under a proposed change to the state Constitution two Southeast Missouri lawmakers will pursue next year. The amendment, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Pat Naeger of Perryville and Rod Jetton of Marble Hill, would clarify that voluntary prayer is permitted in public schools. A landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision declared school-sponsored prayers unconstitutional...
Manager of bankruptcy drew millions since '87 (12/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- The man who has managed one of the nation's largest insurance company bankruptcies apparently was paid more than $4 million in salary and $14 million in bonuses from 1987 to last May, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. J. Burleigh Arnold got that for presiding over the bankruptcy of Transit Casualty Insurance under a complex, 14-page contract interpreted for the Post-Dispatch by Peter Kerth, an area attorney specializing in reorganizations and bankruptcy law...
With teacher as foster parent, Down syndrome boy gets big break (12/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Finally, 11-year-old Alf Schultz could just be a kid. Standing proud in his Boy Scout uniform, the boy with Down syndrome got his first Scout badge during a ceremony this month. When applauded for leading his troop in fund-raising popcorn sales, he thrust his arms skyward, his smile a mile wide...
Owners can infect pets (12/17/01)
CHICAGO -- Scientists who worry about the spread of nasty germs from animals to people have found the opposite can also happen: Cats and dogs catch bad things from their owners. Canadian researchers documented 16 cases of dangerous, hard-to-treat staph infections in horses, cats and dogs. They believe that all of them probably began with owners or veterinarians infecting the animals...
Researchers develop alternative to leeches (12/17/01)
As someone who has had real, live leeches crawl across his face in nose-reconstruction surgery, retired Stanford professor William Rambo is all for a mechanical alternative. Rambo and patients who shudder just thinking about the slimy little buggers may be in luck, thanks to research at the University of Wisconsin...
Clydesdales to visit Sikeston (12/17/01)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- They may not be Dasher or Dancer nor Rudolph, but another famous team will visit Sikeston in December. The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales will be on display for five days in Sikeston thanks to the Bob Ralph Distributing Co...
Politicians trade barbs in battle over stimulus bill (12/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's Democratic leader said Sunday there is an even chance of a compromise this week on legislation to stimulate the struggling economy, while President Bush's budget director said "there's a deal in there somewhere" being held up by politics...
Lack of judges leads to backlog in Cuban travel cases (12/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Nine years after Congress granted the right to civil hearings for people accused of violating the Cuba travel ban, no judges have been hired and no hearings have been held. As of September, 357 cases were pending, some of which date to 1995, said a congressional aide...
Retailers step up discounting to attract more holiday shoppers (12/17/01)
NEW YORK -- With less than two weeks left until Christmas, retailers struggling with disappointing sales slashed prices further, but it might not have been enough for some to make sales goals. "They're desperately trying to move out merchandise, but they are not doing so successfully," Kurt Barnard, president of Barnard's Retail Trend Report, said Sunday. "This is the home stretch, and they are whipping the horse, but the horse is responding only sluggishly."...
Anthrax match may have several possible sources (12/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- A genetic match between the anthrax spores in the letters mailed to Capitol Hill and those in the Army's stockpile wouldn't necessarily provide clues to who was responsible for the bioterrorist attack, an Army spokesman said. Chuck Dasey, a spokesman at Fort Detrick, Md., said the Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease got its supply from the Agriculture Department and shared it with five laboratories around the country...
Officials try to ID man in bin Laden tape (12/17/01)
WASHINGTON -- Senior U.S. officials said Sunday they still are not sure about the identity of the man seen visiting Osama bin Laden in a videotape released last week. "We're trying to get a firm identification of him so there's no question about who we're dealing with," Secretary of State Colin Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."...
Wall Street's path ahead likely to be rocky (12/17/01)
NEW YORK -- For all the talk of a bullish market and improving business, it's the same old worries about earnings and the economy that are holding Wall Street back. Although the stock market appears to be stabilizing, there still is a dearth of signs of an economic rebound. Until a recovery is assured, stocks, now hovering at their pre-Sept. 11 levels, will have a hard time extending their rebound into a true rally...
Passenger trains roll into Maine (12/17/01)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Getting Amtrak service between Portland and Boston took longer than construction of the transcontinental railroad and cost more than $50 million in public spending on new track and equipment. For many, seeing the trains roll will be the fulfillment of a dream...
Subadvisers provide outside expertise to mutual funds (12/17/01)
NEW YORK -- When trying something new, it's not unusual to look to an outside expert for help. That's what a growing number of mutual fund and other financial businesses are doing to stay competitive. Instead of relying on an inhouse team to launch new funds or overhaul others, they're turning to specialists from different firms for guidance...
Shuttle Endeavour returns to Earth (12/17/01)
AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth under heavy security Monday, bringing home a crew that watched from the space station as the planet was transformed by terrorism and war. The shuttle swooped through thick clouds and touched down at 12:55 p.m., right on time...
Scientists develop drug that speeds recovery from common cold (12/17/01)
AP Medical EditorCHICAGO (AP) -- Scientists have developed the first medicine proven to reduce the length and severity of the common cold. Whether this is the long-sought cure is debatable, since it doesn't make the sniffles disappear immediately. Nevertheless, experts say there is little doubt this medicine makes people feel better sooner if their cold is caused by a rhinovirus, the most common culprit...
Vivendi, Amgen deals pull stocks higher Monday (12/17/01)
AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Acquisitions by Amgen and Vivendi boosted stock prices Monday, as Wall Street interpreted the deals as signs the business environment is improving. Wall Street especially welcomed the positive prospects following last week's selling amid a litany of bad news, which included profit warnings from such companies as Merck and Ciena and thousands of layoffs by American Express and Aetna...
Congress near deal on $20 billion anti-terror package (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate bargainers neared agreement Monday on a compromise $20 billion anti-terrorism package containing half what President Bush wanted for defense and more than he sought for domestic security and rebuilding from the Sept. 11 attacks...
Scientists glimpse 'lens' that made star brighter (12/17/01)
For the first time, scientists say they've glimpsed a mysterious object in the Milky Way galaxy that acts like a lens to make a distant star appear brighter. Such objects, called microlenses, are part of the unseen "dark matter" that accounts for perhaps 90 percent of matter in galaxies, and even a bigger portion of matter in the entire universe. Nobody knows what all this dark matter is...
Teen sentenced to 8 years for smuggling guns, bombs into school (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) -- A teen-ager who smuggled guns and bombs into his high school for a planned killing spree was sentenced Monday to 8 1/2 years in prison under a plea deal. Jeremy Getman, 19, has admitted that he intended to shoot students and teachers and toss bombs into crowds when he brought weapons to Southside High School on Valentine's Day. ...
CDC opens smallpox training for health officers on front lines (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterATLANTA (AP) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began training state and local health officials Monday on how to recognize smallpox and quickly contain an outbreak spread by terrorists. "It's a sad day that we feel this meeting is necessary," said Dr. Walter Orenstein, chief of the CDC's National Immunization Program. "I hope and pray that this is a big waste of time."...
USA Networks, Universal inch closer to $12.4 billion deal (12/17/01)
NEW YORK -- Talks between Vivendi Universal and USA Networks Inc. are progressing, but no deal has been struck. Sources say French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal will spend $12.4 billion in stock, cash and assumed tax liabilities for the assets of Barry Diller's USA Networks. Vivendi owns 43 percent of USA Networks, but Diller, its chairman, has the voting power...
People talk 12/17 (12/17/01)
Giuliani croons for 'Saturday Night Live' NEW YORK -- In his final appearance on "Saturday Night Live" as mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani joined in a rousing rendition of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" on the show's Weekend Update segment...
Astronaut coming home to world that has changed a lot (12/17/01)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After four months off the planet, former space station commander Frank Culbertson realizes he has a lot of catching up to do, especially since he's coming back to a changed world. His mission, which began one month and one day before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is scheduled to end today, when space shuttle Endeavour lands...
Publisher booed at graduation talk (12/17/01)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A newspaper publisher's commencement speech was drowned out by hecklers when she mentioned threats to civil liberties posed by the government's investigation of the terrorist attacks. Janis Besler Heaphy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee, was delivering the midyear graduation address Saturday to about 17,000 people at California State University in Sacramento...
Haitian police recapture National Palace after coup attempt (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Armed commandos stormed the National Palace early Monday, killing four people before police recaptured the building and killed one of the gunmen. Government supporters, meanwhile, retaliated by burning down the homes and offices of opposition leaders...
Peacekeeping troops could be in Afghanistan by weekend (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterLONDON (AP) -- Britain will lead an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan and the first troops could be on the ground when a new interim government takes power this weekend if agreement is reached with local leaders, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday...
Two Palestinians shot and killed (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian militant and a policeman Monday, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat accused Israel of stepping up its military actions a day after he made a strong appeal for an end to the Mideast fighting...
Afghan tribal fighters and U.S. soldiers chase fleeing al-Qaida (12/17/01)
Associated Press WriterTORA BORA, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tribal fighters and U.S. special forces chased al-Qaida guerrillas through the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday after conquering their complex of caves and tunnels. Some tearful al-Qaida fighters surrendered, pleading with their captors not to turn them over to the Americans...
Biologists find smallest known lizard (12/17/01)
BEATA ISLAND, Dominican Republic -- Two American biologists have discovered the world's smallest known gecko -- a lizard so tiny it can curl up comfortably on a dime. The Jaragua Gecko is the smallest of all 23,000 species of reptiles, birds, and mammals, researchers said...
Afghans claim victory; fighting goes on (12/17/01)
TORA BORA, Afghanistan -- After nine weeks of siege, Afghan tribal leaders claimed victory Sunday over al-Qaida guerrillas at their last stronghold in Afghanistan. But Osama bin Laden was nowhere to be seen, and U.S. officials said the fighting around Tora Bora was far from finished...
Rumsfeld - Troops punishing terrorists for Sept. 11 attack (12/17/01)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told U.S. troops Sunday they are "bringing the consequences to the terrorists," but that there was no way of knowing how long it will take to finish the job and find Osama bin Laden. In the first visit by a top U.S. official into an Afghanistan only recently freed from Taliban rule, Rumsfeld also met with the country's new interim prime minister, Hamid Karzai...
Odd fortunetellers - Japanese see future in sushi, sumo shorts (12/17/01)
TOKYO -- Many people look for answers in the stars. But in Japan these days, some folks are divining their future from a plate of sushi. Or an electrical appliance. Or sumo underwear. Traditional methods of fortunetelling have long been a staple in Japan, where the fate-fretful go to great pains to schedule weddings -- and sometimes even elections -- on properly auspicious days...
Strict code rules Afghan women (12/17/01)
HERAT, Afghanistan -- The prosecutor reads the charges: leaving your husband and spending the night in another man's home. The suspect rises from the floor. "No one touched me, not even my hand," Gol pleads. "I swear there was nothing improper."...
Arafat calls for end to suicide bombings (12/17/01)
JERUSALEM -- In Yasser Arafat's strongest call yet for an end to violence, the Palestinian leader said in a televised speech Sunday that suicide bombings and all other "terrorist activities" against Israel must cease. He pledged to arrest militants who persisted with attacks...
Ports hope to gain new life (12/17/01)
HAIRATON, Afghanistan -- The wharf at Hairaton is one of just two ports in all of Afghanistan, and it has no ferries, barges or boats. Some of the border guards who patrol it don't even know how to swim. Things are a little better at the sister port across the Amu Darya River, in Termez, Uzbekistan. It has three functioning barges -- but no spare parts. And some of its freight containers are rusted shut...
Government could keep control of Chilean House (12/17/01)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The government coalition of Socialist President Ricardo Lagos appeared to retain control of the lower House in nationwide congressional election Sunday. Its one-vote edge in the Senate over the right-wing opposition was endangered...
16 die in plane crash in Colombia (12/17/01)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A small plane crashed into the mountains outside the city of Medellin on Sunday, killing all 16 people on board, including three children, authorities said. The Czech-made Let-410 Turboprop belonging to Colombia's Heliandes airline crashed at about 10:21 a.m., three minutes after taking off in rainy weather from the Medellin airport, airline spokesman Sergio Valencia said...
German author Heym, 88, dies (12/17/01)
BERLIN -- Stefan Heym, 88, a well-known German writer who fought alongside U.S. troops during World War II but was later thrown out of the Army because of his communist leanings, died Sunday. Heym died of heart failure after collapsing at a hotel in Israel where he had gone for a literary conference, said Hanna Lifshits, a spokeswoman at the Mishkanot Sha'ananim Cultural Center, which organized the event...
Indians look for 2nd win (12/17/01)
No venue has been all that kind to Southeast Missouri State University's Indians so far this season, but at least their home court is where they have their lone victory to date. The 1-6 Indians will be hoping to make it two in a row at the Show Me Center tonight when 3-3 Mississippi Valley State comes to town...
Spotlight is on Rams, Saints (12/17/01)
NEW ORLEANS -- The Rams are in familiar territory. This will be the third time this season St. Louis, with the best offense and one of the best records in the NFL, has played on Monday night. The New Orleans Saints, still trying to shake off their image as league doormat, are making their first Monday night appearance since 1994...
Missouri brought back to earth by Iowa (12/17/01)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It might have been a case of too-fast, too-soon for Missouri. Coach Quin Snyder never believed his young team, which has three sophomore starters, deserved the No. 2 ranking. After a 9-0 start, the Tigers' inexperience finally showed up in a humbling 83-65 loss to No. 15 Iowa Saturday night...
Illini's Williams still trying to hit stride (12/17/01)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Frank Williams was so confident in his ability, so certain things would go well for Illinois, that he announced he was turning pro after the season even before it began. And what if Williams had an off year? "I didn't come back to have a bad season," he replied...
Sports digest 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Herzog turns down offer from Rex Sox BOSTON -- Former major-league manager Whitey Herzog said he has turned down an offer to be the Boston Red Sox's bench coach because he didn't think it would be fair to their inexperienced manager to have him lurking if the team had a bad stretch...
Draw derails Holyfield's quest for fifth world title (12/17/01)
MASHANTAUCKET, Conn. -- Evander Holyfield will continue to fight, but maybe never again for a heavyweight championship. The 39-year-old Holyfield failed in his quest to become a champion for the fifth time late Saturday night. John Ruiz kept the WBA title on a draw in their third -- and certainly their last -- fight in a bingo hall at Foxwoods Resort Casino...
Woods rallies to win own tourney (12/17/01)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tiger Woods certainly hasn't lost his comeback magic. Fortunate to be only four strokes down at the turn, Woods poured it on with five straight birdies Sunday to blow by Vijay Singh and win the Williams World Challenge, the final tournament of the season and one that Woods annually puts on...
Arena manager claims Knight sought out fight (12/17/01)
HOUSTON -- An arena manager says Bob Knight cursed him and offered to fight when he confronted the Texas Tech coach over remarks about the building's locker rooms. Jerry MacDonald, general manager of the Compaq Center, said Sunday that he approached Knight after the coach criticized the size of its locker rooms following a game Friday night. Knight responded with a flurry of profanity, MacDonald said...
Correction 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Central's Trever Duncan lost to St. Charles' Jared Stolin 12-8 Saturday night in the 160-pound championship match of the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament. An incorrect score appeared in Sunday's Southeast Missourian.
Wild Sunday features near riot, Lions' initial victory (12/17/01)
CLEVELAND -- An overturned call in the final minute helped give the Jacksonville Jaguars a 15-10 win over Cleveland and caused a near riot by bottle-throwing Browns fans Sunday. The fans pelted the field with thousands of plastic bottles -- many of them filled with beer -- and other debris before the game was stopped with 48 seconds left. A few fans tried to run on the field but were quickly caught by security personnel...
Blues' Johnson has easy night (12/17/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Brent Johnson had little to do in earning his second shutout of the season. Johnson faced just nine shots and Keith Tkachuk scored two goals, leading the Blues to a 4-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Johnson was excited about the opportunity to face ex-Blues goalie Roman Turek for the first time since Turek was traded to Calgary...
Good news, bad news on business front (12/17/01)
With job cuts making headlines on almost a daily basis, Cape Girardeau has been relatively lucky. Here, most of the job cuts have been by one or two, not in hundreds, such as the cuts announced the past week -- about 6,000 at Aetna Inc., 7,000 at Quest Communications and 1,500 at Boeing...
TV principal a study in dedication, rage (12/17/01)
NEW YORK -- Chi McBride, star of the Fox drama "Boston Public," has a helpful hint for all the ladies as Christmas approaches. "If you ever want a better present," he says, "all you have to do is The Sigh. A man gives you a present and it isn't what you want, you go, 'hhhhhhhhhhhh.'...
Actress Sarah Clarke finds intrigue, suspense on '24' (12/17/01)
I first met Sarah Clarke in seventh grade when she was a ponytailed student in St. Louis with a dimpled smile and an infectious laugh. We went to junior high and high school together. The rest of you met Clarke last month on the Fox television show, "24," one of the most-hyped new shows of the season. She plays Nina Myers, the sexy, computer-adept colleague of the CIA counterterrorism agent played by Kiefer Sutherland...
Boomers looking for value, big-ticket items as holiday gifts (12/17/01)
They might be known as the "me" generation, the yuppies, the ones living in a material world. But not so this holiday shopping season as spendthrift baby boomers decide less is more. Amid a slumping economy and stock market and with the United States retaliating for the Sept. 11 terror attacks, tisn't the season for loading up on gifts...
New business 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
China Palace owner likes his new location John Cai likes his new location on Broadway. "We have more parking space and more room inside," said John Cai, who operates the China Palace Restaurant at 2123 Broadway. Cai, who operated his Chinese restaurant at 1731 Broadway five years, moved to his new address earlier this year...
Personnel 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Conducts course at ophthalmology meeting Dr. Marybeth E. Kapp recently attended the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans, where she conducted an instructional course on the treatment of abnormal head position caused by ocular misalignment...
Business memo 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
Economic outlook conference scheduled "What's Ahead for the Year 2002?" is the theme of the Fourth Annual Economic Outlook Conference scheduled Feb. 15 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The conference will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall...
Security world skeptical of campaign for silence (12/17/01)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- When Oy Online Solutions Ltd. discovered that a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could let hackers steal private user information from Web files known as "cookies," the Finnish company faced a difficult decision. Should it whisper the news to Microsoft so the software giant could fix the problem? Or should it announce the so-called "bug" to the world so Explorer users could protect themselves before a hacker discovered the same vulnerability?...
Milford Austin (12/17/01)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Milford Dwight Austin Jr., 68, of Peoria died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Sharon Elms Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 25, 1933, at Millersville, Mo., son of Milford Dwight and Dora Slinkard Austin Sr. Austin was an over-the-road truck driver and worked for Liquid Air of Peoria and Walker Trucking of Chillicothe, Ill...
Stephen Bey (12/17/01)
Stephen Paul Bey, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 2, 1919, at Perryville, Mo., son of John E. and Marie Dorrenbach Bey. He and Shirley C. "Shea" Kupferer were married Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Louis...
Glenda Brock (12/17/01)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Glenda Rhae Brock, 55, of East Prairie, formerly of Anniston, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 29, 1946, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of Frances Nadine Calhoun Houser and the late Rathel Lee Brock...
Ruth Meadows (12/17/01)
Ruth B. Meadows, 86, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 26, 1915, in rural Dunklin County, daughter of J.I. and Lilly Marker Burlison. She and the late Claude E. Meadows Jr. were married April 28, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 18, 1969...
Stephen Orselski (12/17/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Stephen M. Orselski, 53, of Anna, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at his home. He was born April 20, 1948, at Melrose Park, Ill., the son of Stanley and Marie Merritt Orselski. He is survived by his mother. Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds is in charge of arrangements...
Gladys Diebold (12/17/01)
KELSO, Mo. -- Gladys Helen Diebold, 91, of Kelso died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1910, at Kelso, daughter of George and Caroline Lux Glueck. She and the late Albert Diebold were married Aug. 13, 1928, at Kelso. He died June 8, 1998...
Alice Cannon (12/17/01)
Alice Cannon, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel.
Ruth Short (12/17/01)
GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- Ruth Short, 85, of Grand Chain, formerly of Ullin, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Metropolis, Ill. She was born April 21, 1916, in Ullin, daughter of Henry Elmer and Corinna Borland Knupp. She and the late John Short were married Dec. 2, 1939. He died March 17, 1979...
Kelsi Essner (12/17/01)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kelsi Marie Essner, 8, of Benton died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 14, 1993, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ronald Joseph and Laura Anne Riley Essner. Essner was a second-grader at St. Denis Catholic School and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Cape fire report 12/17 (12/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Dec. 17 Firefighters responded to these calls Saturday:At 5:19 p.m., a medical assist at 918 S. Ellis. At 7:24 p.m., a structure at Cherokee Park. Firefighters responded to these calls Sunday:At 3:42 a.m., a medical assist at 1256 Linden...
Cape police report 12/17 (12/17/01)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Dec. 17 StealingVideo equipment was reported stolen Sunday from the 200 block of South Ellis. BurglaryA home at 1206 Big Bend Road was reported burglarized Saturday. ArrestsEntwain Isom Johnson, 25, 304A N. Middle, was arrested Sunday on a municipal warrant for supplying alcohol to a minor...
Out of the past 12/17/01 (12/17/01)
10 years ago: Dec. 17, 1991 Cape Girardeau officials hope new composting operation that will start next year will be better received by residents than city-wide recycling program implemented this year; at Monday's City Council study session, Public Works Director Doug Leslie explained new program, which will be instituted in order to comply with state law that will prohibit yard waste in landfills after Jan. 1...
Child support mix-up must not happen again (12/17/01)
P Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for such an embarrassing mistake. The $1.2 million mistake last month in Missouri child support payments raises serious questions about procedures used by the state and a contractor to make the payments. During the days surrounding Thanksgiving, the state double-issued 7,500 child support checks. ...
Charge from fatal crash questioned by many (12/17/01)
Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney Morley Swingle's decision to file a careless and imprudent driving charge against a 16-year-old girl who was driving a car in which her 11-year-old sister was killed has prompted a good deal of public outcry against his decision...
Speak out 12/11 (12/17/01)
It was just fiction TO THE person who called in "All that filth": Obviously you have not read "The Hobbit" or "The Lord of the Rings." You talk of things you know nothing about. It is fiction. What does personal hygiene have to do with the story? Nothing. ...