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Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Thieves steal 95 tires from Scott City supplier (12/18/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- It initially had the makings of a big-budget action flick. A stolen truck crashing through locked gates. A daredevil maneuver rendering security cameras worthless. A smooth getaway leaving the crime undetected for hours. But then there was the decidedly unglamorous payoff: 95 truck tires...
State lease could save Marquette (12/18/01)
The dilapidated and vacant Marquette Hotel would be remodeled and house Missouri offices under a proposal being pushed by a Jefferson City, Mo., builder. The deal could be helped by a state preference for downtown locations but hinges on the builder reaching an agreement on the sale price with the hotel's owner...
Ridership up at Cape airport (12/18/01)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was having a banner month in August in regards to the number of passengers, with a 35 percent increase from the previous year. Then Sept. 11 happened, and numbers dropped 25 percent, leaving airport officials worried about long-term passenger fall-offs and what that might do to Federal Aviation Administration funding that often is dependent upon ridership...
State task force providing base for farm policies (12/18/01)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- While warning that budget constraints will prevent increased state spending for agriculture in the short term, Gov. Bob Holden on Monday lauded the findings of a six-month effort that will provide the framework for his administration's long-term agricultural policy...
Woman won't get much for Christmas (12/18/01)
Mrs. W. has no savings left now that a change in her insurance company required two payments in one month. The additional cost depleted her savings. Christmas will be a difficult holiday for her this year. Without many relatives around, she won't receive many gifts...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (12/18/01)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public Hearingsn Held hearing to consider the proposed annual budget for 2002. Action Items Power and Light Committee Approved the annual budget for 2002.
  • Accepted the dedication of sanitary sewer easement deeds from Jerome and Bernice Ziegler, Martin and Inez Roberts, MFA Oil Co., Verna Suhr, Cooper Service Center Inc., Fred Leimer and Douglas Wessell, Mary Ferronato and Alan and Laura Dee...
  • Cape Girardeau City Council action 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Appearancesn Presentation by Vision2020 Community Relations Council. Public hearings Consent ordinances Approved 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...
    Meeting demands (12/18/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- With only a day left before the final draft of an essay due in his college writing class, Doug Ludwig changed the topic of his paper. But the change made Ludwig, a senior at Jackson Senior High School, much happier with his work. "It's the third topic for my paper," he said, with a bit of a grin. His title is "Hillbilly Superstars," and the paper examines the work of two country music artists...
    Many Toybox orders still need to be filled (12/18/01)
    The Christmas wish list and requests are dwindling, and so are the available gifts to be distributed to children throughout Cape Girardeau as part of the annual Toybox program. Toybox is a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that provides gifts to needy children from infant to age 12...
    Forecasters say rest of week will be dry (12/18/01)
    Nearly 5 inches of cold, constant rain left some rural roads in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties under water Monday, but forecasters say the rest of the week should be dry. They made no promises about Christmas. "We've had some nasty cold rain for a few days," said Christine Zagorski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., which also monitors Southeast Missouri. "We should be done with the rain at least until Sunday, so we should have a chance to dry out."...
    State Guardsmen to help provide Olympics security (12/18/01)
    A contingency of 100 area National Guardsmen will be among 400 Guardsmen from Missouri who will help provide security for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The troops will leave Jan. 24 to join approximately 17,000 Guardsmen who will be part of the security force for the Feb. 8-24 games. The Guardsmen will be in Salt Lake City through Feb. 27...
    Jackson approves $18.8 million budget (12/18/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson Board of Aldermen Monday night approved a balanced $18.8 million budget for 2002, one Mayor Paul Sander characterized as "pro-active" while preserving "the financial integrity of Jackson's future." Not counted in the amount are more than $2.5 million in "pass throughs" that will pay for water and sewer improvements under revenue bonds approved in 1997...
    Inmate in hostage case gets life term (12/18/01)
    The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An inmate convicted of kidnapping during an eight-hour standoff in April at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has been sentenced to life in prison. David Perkins, 45, was sentenced Monday by Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown to life plus 25 years for kidnapping and armed criminal action stemming from the April 19 incident...
    Anthrax hoax fugitive enters not guilty plea (12/18/01)
    URBANA, Ill. -- A man suspected of sending fake anthrax letters to abortion clinics nationwide was returned to Illinois on Monday, where he pleaded innocent to a charge that he escaped from jail. Clayton Lee Waagner, 45, made his first federal court appearance in Illinois since escaping from the Dewitt County Jail on Feb. 22. Waagner had been held in Ohio, where he was arrested two weeks ago...
    Court hears druggist's call to wife to throw out 'trash' (12/18/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A pharmacist accused of diluting cancer drugs made a jail-house call to his wife to ask her to throw away "outdated medicine" in the trunk of his car, according to a recording played in court Monday. Robert R. Courtney's attorneys are trying to get his confessions thrown out, and to get him released on bond. On Wednesday they plan to ask a judge to move his trial outside of Kansas City...
    Holiday-card campaign for New York City growing (12/18/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- When Debbie Lavender decided to gather holiday cards to cheer up ordinary New Yorkers following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, she thought she had a pretty good idea. So did a lot of other people. One small group's campaign to bring holiday greetings to New York City, called Hugs & Kisses, has ballooned over the past few weeks...
    Teen pleads guilty to arson at school (12/18/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- A teen-ager admitted in court Monday that he set fire to an area high school's auditorium nearly two years ago, causing more than $1 million damage. Juan Cannon, 19, of the St. Louis suburb of University City, pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court to a first-degree arson count related to the Jan. 5, 2000, fire at University City High School...
    Southern Illinois street famous for Christmas lights (12/18/01)
    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Forget decking the halls with boughs of holly -- how about decking the entire neighborhood with miles of lights to express your holiday spirit? That's what some particularly spirited residents of this Southern Illinois city have done since 1989, and the result has become a Christmas institution that attracts celebrants from miles around...
    Judge dismisses lawsuit against collective bargaining order (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A judge has granted Gov. Bob Holden's request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his executive order authorizing collective bargaining for thousands of state employees...
    Gov. Holden announces education proposal in St. Louis (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- Gov. Bob Holden on Tuesday said he wants the state ask more of its failing pubic schools. Underperforming elementary and secondary schools would have to give the state specific strategies for improvement under a proposal unveiled by Holden during an appearance at Riverview Gardens High School. State money would be withheld until each school submits a plan that meets state approval...
    Billionaire Lauries are MU arena donors (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Shedding secrecy, billionaires Nancy and Bill Laurie acknowledged Tuesday that they are the anonymous donors of $25 million to build a new University of Missouri basketball arena. Nancy Laurie is an heir to the Wal-Mart fortune and Bill Laurie owns the St. Louis Blues hockey team...
    Sikeston officer hurt when vehicle hit poles (12/18/01)
    Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston police officer was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries Saturday after he lost control of his vehicle and struck light poles on West Malone. Police attributed the accident to the wet pavement.
    Holden taps health chief (12/18/01)
    The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Dorn Schuffman of Columbia was nominated Monday by Gov. Bob Holden to serve as the new director of the Department of Mental Health. Schuffman will replace Roy Wilson, who stepped down in August.
    Bin Laden flight to Pakistan would raise delicate issues (12/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Pakistan seems a natural destination for al-Qaida fighters and perhaps Osama bin Laden as U.S.-backed forces solidify control of Afghanistan. Across a 1,344-mile, largely unprotected border, it offers hide-outs and sympathetic tribesmen even though its government stands with the United States...
    Walker may meet legal standards of treason (12/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Could a case for treason be made against John Walker, the American Taliban? The legal record suggests "maybe." Would U.S. authorities want to make such a case? The historical record -- barely 30 cases in 225 years -- pronounces a firm "no."...
    Getting to bin laden proving difficult (12/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden is holed up in the caves of Tora Bora. Or he's hiding elsewhere in Afghanistan. Or he's escaped to Pakistan. Or he's dead. As the search goes on, all the Americans really know is what they don't know. It's "anybody's guess," offers one Pentagon official...
    Nation digest 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    Teen gets eight years for taking bombs to school ELMIRA, N.Y. -- A teen-ager wept in his family's arms after being sentenced Monday to 8 1/2 years in prison for smuggling a duffel bag full of bombs and guns into his high school for a killing spree...
    Muslim in Michigan detained by INS (12/18/01)
    DETROIT -- A Muslim who serves on the board of a group suspected of funding terrorism has been detained by federal immigration officials on a visa violation, his attorney said Monday. Attorney Ashraf Nubani said his client, Rabih Haddad, was detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Friday, the same day federal agents raided the offices of Global Relief Foundation of Bridgeview, Ill. Haddad, 41, is on the group's board of trustees...
    Negotiators near pact on anti-terrorism package (12/18/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Senate and House negotiators neared a deal Monday on a $20 billion anti-terrorism package heeding President Bush's demands for spending restraint but devoting more than he wanted to domestic security and rebuilding from the Sept. 11 attacks...
    Stocks rise sharply on housing report, stronger earnings (12/18/01)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A strong jump in November housing construction propelled stock prices to sharp gains Tuesday and fueled investors' hopes that the economy is improving. Better-than-expected earnings from electronics retailers Best Buy and Circuit City also contributed to the market's advance. Combined with the housing report, the news improved investors' outlook for the economy, two-thirds of which is comprised of consumer spending...
    Shuttle, space station crews return to Earth (12/18/01)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour swooped through thick afternoon clouds Monday, bringing the crew as well as an American and two Russians who were aboard the international space station safely back to Earth. "The landing was so smooth I wasn't even sure we touched down yet," said Cape Girardeau County native Linda Godwin. "From the beginning to the end it was an incredible experience. It was over a little too soon."...
    Philadelphia mob takes blow (12/18/01)
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philly mob is down but not out. Government officials were pleased this month when former Mafia boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino got 14 years behind bars for racketeering and his top lieutenants received long prison terms as well...
    New medicine helps speed recovery from common cold (12/18/01)
    CHICAGO -- 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 the medicine -- which is still months away from drugstores -- makes people feel better sooner if their cold is caused by a rhinovirus, the most common culprit...
    Economy forces churches to scale back (12/18/01)
    When the stock market soared, the worldwide network of United Methodist missionaries thought big. About $3 million was to go for a hospital in Kazakstan. Another $2 million was budgeted for land mine removal, and money was also earmarked for helping U.S. convicts rebuild their lives. Then the market tumbled, and with it went the bounty from the missionary division's investments. The group has lost about $21 million in 2001, forcing administrators to lay off 45 employees...
    Fire breaks out at St. John the Divine, largest church in U.S. (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Fire broke out Tuesday morning at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with black smoke billowing 40 feet high from the Episcopal church that has been under construction for more than a century...
    Captured al-Qaida fighters paraded before reporters (12/18/01)
    TORA BORA, Afghanistan -- Heads bowed and hands bound behind their backs, 18 al-Qaida fighters captured in the fall of Tora Bora were paraded in front of reporters Monday as Afghan tribal soldiers and U.S. special forces hunted Osama bin Laden and what's left of his fleeing army...
    Taliban's leader believed to be in southern Afghanistan (12/18/01)
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Mohammed Omar, the mullah who led the Taliban to its downfall, is believed to be holed up with hundreds of fighters in south-central Afghanistan, an intelligence officer for Kandahar's new governor said Monday. Like thousands of other Taliban, Omar fled the city of the movement's birth as the militia collapsed. Unlike most of them, the United States is determined to see him captured -- and plans to offer a $10 million reward...
    Haitian coup attempt put down (12/18/01)
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A gang of gunmen seized Haiti's National Palace in a coup attempt Monday, killing four people before police retook the building. Three others, including one of the attackers, died as violence spread. Government supporters armed with machetes and sticks struck back by burning the homes and offices of opposition leaders around the country...
    Yasser Arafat accuses Israel of escalating attacks (12/18/01)
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians on 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. Also Monday, Israeli police briefly detained Sari Nusseibeh -- the Palestinians' chief envoy in the city they see as their capital and an advocate of peacemaking and nonviolence -- while he was holding a Muslim holiday reception in Jerusalem...
    Hunt for bin Laden and Mulla Omar continues in mountains (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Tribal Afghan fighters withdrew artillery and heavy weapons Tuesday from the mountain stronghold of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in eastern Afghanistan, signaling the worst of the fighting was over...
    Marines raise Trade Center memorial flag over Kandahar airport (12/18/01)
    Associated Press WriterKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Marines on Monday raised a giant flag scrawled with the names of New York City policemen killed in the Sept. 11 attacks and other terror victims over their base Tuesday at Kandahar airport...
    Cape Central girls roll to victory (12/18/01)
    Sarah Hyslop scored a game-high 20 points as Cape Central posted a 53-42 home victory over Farmington in girls high school basketball action Monday night. Alex Wieser added 11 points and Erica McDonald netted 10 as the Lady Tigers improved to 7-2 on the season...
    SE forks over road win to Devils (12/18/01)
    Mississippi Valley State had lost its first three road games this year by an average of 31 points. But, like most teams so far this season, the Delta Devils were able to get well at Southeast Missouri State University's expense. The Delta Devils built an 18-point first-half lead and held off several second-half charges by the Indians as they cruised to an 82-70 victory at the Show Me Center Monday night...
    Duke remains atop poll; MU falls to No. 8 (12/18/01)
    Duke was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll Monday for the third straight week, the longest such stretch since the Blue Devils did it 10 seasons ago. Florida moved up one place to No. 4, the highest ranking in school history. The Blue Devils (9-0), who have been No. 1 all season, received all 70 first-place votes and 1,750 points from the national media panel. Maryland (8-1) had 1,655 points and moved up one place to No. 2, the same spot the Terrapins held in the preseason poll...
    Shaking the rust - Stewart returns to form (12/18/01)
    PITTSBURGH -- Kordell Stewart had a season like this once, and the Pittsburgh Steelers made it to the AFC championship game. If Stewart keeps playing like he is now -- and he hasn't done so since 1997 -- and the resurgent Steelers might not stop at the AFC title game this time...
    Sports digest 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    EIU's Domercant honored by OVC BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Eastern Illinois' Henry Domercant was honored Monday as the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week. The junior guard scored a career-high 40 points in the team's victory over Loyola Saturday to give Eastern Illinois its sixth straight victory. He also tied a school record with 17 free throws...
    Baseball owners fire back in court (12/18/01)
    ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins and major league baseball told a state court Monday that an injunction forcing the team to play next season strips the sport's right to govern its own affairs. The brief was the latest filing in a court case that could prevent baseball's owners from eliminating two franchises before next season, with the Twins believed to be one of the two. Oral arguments before the state Court of Appeals are scheduled for Dec. 27...
    NFL reviews Browns fiasco (12/18/01)
    From instant replay to beer sales, the NFL will review of all aspects of the bottle-throwing melee by Cleveland fans after a replay decision led to the Browns' loss to Jacksonville. It will not, however, take action against the Browns' owner and president for statements that failed to criticize the fans' actions...
    St. Louis secures playoff spot with 34-21 win over Saints (12/18/01)
    NEW ORLEANS -- Who cares about penalties, turnovers and wasted timeouts? Kurt Warner's arm makes up for all of them. The St. Louis Rams clinched a playoff spot by beating New Orleans 34-21 Monday night. Warner threw for 338 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Isaac Bruce and the other to Marshall Faulk. Grant Wistrom led the defense with three sacks and an interception...
    Savoring No. 1 - Lions bask in first win after losing first 12 (12/18/01)
    PONTIAC, Mich. -- Coaches, players and even secretaries were still grinning at the Silverdome on Monday. Everybody was celebrating Detroit's their first win of the season, a 27-24 victory Sunday over Minnesota that guarantees the Lions will not become the NFL's first 0-16 team...
    Cardinals sign Stephenson, Cairo to deals (12/18/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals said Monday they have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Garrett Stephenson and infielder Miguel Cairo, avoiding salary arbitration for both. Terms were not disclosed. Stephenson, 29, won a career-best 16 games with the Cardinals in 2000 but missed all of last season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on an elbow in April...
    Someday maybe I can be in Martha Stewart's league (12/18/01)
    $$$Start hkronmueller I've never believed in reincarnation or agreed with the practice of human cloning, but I have to admit: If I had to die and come back as someone else's clone, I would want to be, without a doubt, Martha Stewart. I have been stuck in a sort of craftiness craze since mid-summer when I watched "Martha Stewart Living" one morning before work. It was the first time I had watched her show, but after the first 10 minutes I was hooked...
    Alice Cannon (12/18/01)
    Alice G. Cannon, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services of Cape Girardeau. She was born May 17, 1910, at Neelys Landing, Mo., daughter of John and Genevieve Masters LaBruyere. She and Charles Robert Cannon were married June 23, 1935, in Cape Girardeau. He died July 21, 1980...
    Cecil Crawford (12/18/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cecil Crawford, 93, of Sikeston died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born June 14, 1908, in McCracken County, Ky., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crawford. He and Mary Lillian Westmoland were married in May 1935, at Sikeston. She died May 14, 1989...
    Benjamin Grim (12/18/01)
    Benjamin Birkland Grim, 35, of Parker, Colo., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in Elbert County, Colo. He was born Dec. 22, 1965, in Fairfax, Va., son of Morton and Esther Birkland Grim. He and Cynthia Nenninger were married Dec. 29, 1990, at Perryville, Mo...
    Stanley Jamito (12/18/01)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Stanley P. Jamito, 90, of Scott City died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 8, 1911, in Milwaukee, Wis. He married Nieves Margaret Tacon, who died in November 1997. Jamito was an elevator operator at Edgewater Beach Hotel and Lion-Healey Co., both in Chicago. He moved to Scott City in 1997 from Chicago. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Scott City...
    Archa Mosley (12/18/01)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Archa Mosley, 85, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at her home. She was born June 14, 1916, at Buncombe, Ill., daughter of George and Arista Ragsdale Mozley. She and John Owen Stanley were married June 14, 1936, in Ullin, Ill. He died Nov. 7, 1961. She later married Marion Mosley April 8, 1972, in Anna, Ill...
    David Turner (12/18/01)
    David L. Turner, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 20, 1933, at Wolf Lake, Ill., son of Herbert and Nellie Zimmerman Turner. He and Violet M. Fortner were married Feb. 24, 1954, in Carson City, Nev...
    Donna Mosier (12/18/01)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Donna Faye Mosier, 61, of Scott City died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born May 21, 1940, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Paul and Florence Bibb Busby. She and John Edward Mosier were married July 28, 1966, in Union City, Tenn...
    Carl Gross (12/18/01)
    Carl Leon Gross, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Margaret Williamson (12/18/01)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Margaret "Marge" Williamson, 81, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Dexter, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Washington. She was born Dec. 31, 1919, at Washington, daughter of Arthur and Laura Jasper Cierpiot. She and Donald Verner Reynolds were married April 2, 1948, in St. Louis. He died Oct. 24, 1974. She later married Herman B. Williamson Dec. 17, 1981, at Dexter. He died Nov. 2, 2001...
    Ruth Meadows (12/18/01)
    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 Claude E. Meadows Jr. were married April 28, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 18, 1969...
    Births 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    Dye Daughter to Jeffrey Owen and Kristin Lynn Dye of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001. Name, Abigail Lynn. Weight, 6 pounds 9 ounces. Fourth child, third daughter. Mrs. Dye is the former Kristin Fernandez, daughter of Vince and Judy Fernandez of Scott City, Mo., and Linda and John Finney of Cape Girardeau. Dye is the son of Owen Dye of Cape Girardeau, and the late Valma Dye. He is service manager at Dutch Enterprises...
    Jackson fire report 12/18 (12/18/01)
    Jackson Tuesday, Dec. 18 Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:A rescue on Ridgeway. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:An emergency medical service on South Hope. An emergency medical service on East Adams An emergency medical service on East Adams...
    Millersville youths hurt in auto mishap (12/18/01)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Two Millersville, Mo., youths sustained moderate injuries in a collision Monday afternoon near Jackson. Driver Jessica Leadbetter, 16, and her passenger, Blake Leadbetter, 12, were taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital after the 3:31 p.m. accident on Highway 72, west of Jackson. The driver of the other vehicle, Janet Nickelson, 50, of Jackson was not injured. Jessica Leadbetter was issued a summons for following too closely...
    Cape police report 12/18 (12/18/01)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 18 DWICharles Edward Reed, 48, of Portageville, Mo., was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated. David Wyatt, 39, 1015 Bloomfield, Apt. 3, was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsByron Allen Brown, 21, 909 Hackberry, Apt. 105, was arrested Sunday for drug trafficking and failing to signal turn...
    Out of the past 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    10 years ago: Dec. 18, 1991 Convention and Visitor's Advisory Bureau will include two new members when it begins next month to discuss proposals for use of city's tourism funds; City Council Monday re-appointed board's chairman, Narvol Randol Jr., and Robert Hoppman, but replaced Show Me Center Director David Ross with Walt Wildman, director of Regional Commerce and Growth Association...
    Correction 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    Dale Nitzschke is a consultant and raises funds for Southeast Missouri State University. His title was incorrect in Sunday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Eagleton should withdraw criticism (12/18/01)
    $$$Start By Jim Talent ST. LOUIS -- President George W. Bush left no room for guessing when he issued an executive order providing for military commissions to try terrorists suspected of murdering thousands of innocent Americans. It was a clear signal to the terrorists: you will be brought to justice...
    Pre-filed bills cover wide range of issues (12/18/01)
    Dec. 1 each year marks the start of pre-filing bills for the legislative session beginning in early January. Area state lawmakers from both the House and Senate have been busy filing several measures for consideration in the session that begins Jan. 9. A few of the measures, many of which represent the second, third or fourth attempt at passage:...
    Social Security options demand attention (12/18/01)
    President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security unanimously approved recommendations this month that would allow younger workers -- if they wanted to --to invest a portion of their Social Security contributions in the stock market. Both co-chairmen of the panel are Democrats, and one of them is the distinguished former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, which makes the historic nature of the panel's recommendations all the more so...
    Speak Out A 12/18/01 (12/18/01)
    Goodbye, SAT and ACT GREAT NEWS for the college bound. The SAT has all but been proven not to be a test of innate intelligence but rather hard work. Thus, because it's not a true aptitude test, it's on the way out. And, if this is so for the SAT, can the ACT be far behind? Whoopee!...