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Stories from Friday, December 28, 2001

Transportation fund is paving the way (12/28/01)
The unusually high number of street-improvement projects created a navigational nightmare for Cape Girardeau drivers in 2001 as they dodged a seemingly unending line of orange cones, or plotted intricate alternate routes to avoid them. It may have been a pain, but city engineer Mark Lester said it was worth it...
Assortment of events will mark new year (12/28/01)
On Monday night, New Year's Eve revelers in Cape Girardeau can dance to a band called Funky Donkey Cheese or pray the new year in with members of the United Pentecostal Church. For those who can't wait until New Year's Eve, the Christian-oriented youth center Freedom Rock will celebrate the dawn of the new year at 10:30 p.m. today. "We're going to do a time-warp deal," said the Rev. Carol Heitman, interim youth pastor...
Suspect in fraud scams may be in area (12/28/01)
A man wanted by the federal government as well as police and sheriffs' departments in numerous states may have been in the Cape Girardeau area. Carl Edward Fuerst has been scamming his way across the country, said police. A CrimeStoppers report from the Cape Girardeau Police Department said Fuerst is a known white supremacist and should be considered armed and dangerous. The report lists his last known residence in the Cape Girardeau area...
Cape Girardeau's oldest tavern closes doors (12/28/01)
The corner of Independence and Frederick streets should be noticeably devoid of any New Year's Eve activity Monday night. The city's oldest drinking establishment, the Corner Pub, has closed. Most recently operated by Deborah F. Seesing of Cape Girardeau, the business has been in operation as a bar since about 1910, with a few temporary closures along the way...
New Year's Eve happenings (12/28/01)
Some of the New Year's Eve parties and events around the area: New Year's Eve with Mike and Robyn. Mike Dumey and Robyn Hosp entertain, plus karaoke, dancing, a prime rib buffet and champagne at midnight, Route 25 Banquet Hall, Jackson, Mo. Phone 334-7602 or 243-7775 for reservations...
GOP donor Enron moved money to Democrats (12/28/01)
WASHINGTON -- A week before filing for bankruptcy protection, Enron Corp. contributed $100,000 to Democrats after giving nearly all its prior donations this year to Republicans. The money went to the organization that aids Senate Democratic candidates, but a recently hired attorney for Enron insisted the donations were unrelated to congressional investigations...
Wanted in several states (12/28/01)
  • Name: CARL EDWARD FUERST
  • AGE: 34 Height: 5' 9"
  • WEIGHT: 195 Hair: BROWN
  • EYES: Blue May be driving: NEWER MODEL DARK BLUE OR GREEN CHEVROLET LUMINA WITH A SPOILER...
  • Firm expands cookie dough recall (12/28/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Sara Lee Bakery Group has announced an expanded recall of April Hill frozen cookie dough because eggs are not listed as an ingredient on the package. The latest recall, involving 5.99-pound cartons of 72-count April Hill Harvest season cookies in the shapes of pumpkins and apples, follows Sara Lee's Dec. 19 recall of April Hill Holiday Theme Cookie Cutouts in the shapes of bells, trees and stars...
    Ex-newspaper exec dies in Dallas at 90 (12/28/01)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paul V. Miner, a longtime reporter, editor and executive at The Kansas City Star, died Tuesday at a Dallas retirement home. He was 90. He began his 46-year career at the paper as a copy boy and eventually held nearly every top management position at The Star, including chairman of the board and managing editor. As a reporter, he investigated vote fraud in Kansas City under political boss Tom Pendergast...
    Republic cop quits; sexual assault charged (12/28/01)
    The Associated Press REPUBLIC, Mo. -- A Republic police officer resigned Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting three Greene County boys. Patrolman Jerry Davis was charged with four sodomy counts, sexual misconduct and attempted child molestation, prosecutors said...
    Union says privatizing prison jobs violates law (12/28/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. George Ryan's plan to turn state prison cafeterias over to private companies would violate state law, says the union that represents workers who would be displaced. Privatizing cafeterias and commissaries would save $2 million this fiscal year, contends Ryan, who made it part of $485 million in cuts he announced last month to try to balance the state budget...
    State growth during '90s beats baby boom (12/28/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The baby boom was big in Missouri. But with arrivals of senior citizens, Hispanics and other newcomers during the 1990s, Missouri's millennium boom was bigger. The state recorded its largest decennial population growth of the 20th century between 1990 and 2000, 9.3 percent, an increase fueled more by migration than births and deaths...
    Court looks for parents owed child support (12/28/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- The city's circuit court has tried to help more than $400,000 get to its rightful owners -- parents who did not get the child support money. Announced Thursday, an Internet list of about 1,700 names is one way officials have tried to work out the bugs as the state takes over as trustee of child support payments...
    High Court rejects GOP challenge to redistricting (12/28/01)
    CHICAGO -- The Democratic majority on the Illinois Supreme Court rejected several challenges Thursday to a state legislative map drawn by Democrats, narrowing the legal options for Republicans who call the new map unfair. The court split 5-2 along party lines last month in upholding the new district boundaries. Thursday's decision, again reached along party lines, applies to all challenges to the map that remained before the court...
    Kidnapping suspect appears in court (12/28/01)
    Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A woman accused of kidnapping a 16-month-old girl at a Chicago bus station on Christmas Eve appeared in court Friday, and the toddler's mother prepared to be reunited with her daughter...
    Missing toddler found unharmed (12/28/01)
    CHICAGO -- A nationwide search for a toddler kidnapped on Christmas Eve ended on Thursday when the child was found unharmed in West Virginia. Sixteen-month-old Jasmine Anderson was found at a home in the town of Williamson, said Thomas J. Kneir, special agent in charge of the FBI's Chicago office...
    Missouri growth in 1990s tops every decade of century (12/28/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The baby boom was big in Missouri. But with arrivals of senior citizens, Hispanics and other newcomers during the 1990s, Missouri's millennium boom was bigger. The state recorded its largest decennial population growth of the 20th Century between 1990 and 2000, 9.3 percent, an increase fueled more by migration than births and deaths...
    Western states grow faster, Census Bureau estimates (12/28/01)
    WASHINGTON -- Nevada, Arizona and Colorado top the list of the country's fastest-growing states the past year, Census Bureau estimates show. States in the Midwest and along the East Coast lagged behind the rest of the nation. North Dakota and West Virginia had the steepest declines, as slower economies continued to chase residents out of state while failing to attract enough newcomers to take their place...
    U.S. authorities retrace British bomber's travels (12/28/01)
    Associated Press/Laura Rauch Members of the band Creed received the award for rock artist of the year during the Billboard Music Awards on Dec. 5, 2000, in Las Vegas. By John Solomon ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Aided by intelligence from foreign police, U.S. authorities are reconstructing Richard Reid's recent travels across Europe and the Mideast looking for any ties to terrorist groups, government officials said Thursday...
    U.S. to move al-Qaida, Taliban to Navy base in Cuba (12/28/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has chosen a U.S. Navy base in Cuba as the "least worst" place to hold Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners after they are removed from Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. Rumsfeld said the military has made no plans to hold military tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay base. ...
    Military aircraft leads drop in durable-goods orders (12/28/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Orders to U.S. factories for costly manufactured goods fell by 4.8 percent in November, reflecting a big drop in demand for military airplanes. However, orders for many other big-ticket items, including computers and industrial machinery, were higher...
    New-homes sales soar; orders for many big-ticket items up (12/28/01)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- New-home sales soared, orders for many big-ticket items posted gains and consumer confidence rebounded, a trio of reports showed Friday. The reports raised hope that better days may be ahead for the ailing economy...
    Bush says bin Laden not escaping (12/28/01)
    Associated Press WriterCRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- President Bush pledged on Friday to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, saying U.S. forces are determined to capture him. "He is not escaping us," Bush said at his Texas ranch, adding that the world's most-hunted man no longer has a leadership role in Afghanistan...
    EEOC sues Allstate Insurance over alleged age discrimination (12/28/01)
    Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The federal government is suing Allstate Insurance Co., accusing it of forcing thousands of agents to give up their right to sue the company for age discrimination or other issues. After a year of failed negotiations with the nation's second-largest insurer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the company of illegally converting the agents to private contractors...
    Kidnapped toddler is reunited with her mother (12/28/01)
    Associated Press WriterCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A 16-month-old girl who was snatched from a Chicago bus station by a stranger on Christmas Eve was reunited with her mother on Friday. Marcella Anderson arrived at Yeager Airport from Chicago aboard an FBI jet and got off the plane carrying a teddy bear for her daughter, Jasmine. The reunion took place in private...
    Stocks slightly higher on economic reports (12/28/01)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- As it approached the end of its second straight down year, Wall Street remained positive Friday -- stocks managed some slim gains in response to positive economic news and managed to offset some typical year-end tax selling...
    Creed stays at pinnacle of hottest CDs in music (12/28/01)
    NEW YORK -- For the fifth week in a row, Creed has weathered the competition. The rock band's disc "Weathered" is at the top of the charts again, selling 865,000 copies for the week ending Sunday, according to industry figures released Thursday. That brings the total to more than 3 million copies sold since the disc's debut in late November...
    Bush improves China's trading status (12/28/01)
    CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush on Thursday extended permanent normal trade status to China, calling it "a final step in normalizing U.S.-China trade relations." In a proclamation, Bush also formally declared that the 1974 Jackson-Vanik law no longer applies to China. The law denies normal trade relations with communist states that restrict emigration...
    Outer Banks community angered by horse killings (12/28/01)
    COROLLA, N.C. -- The dunes just north of this remote community on North Carolina's Outer Banks look like a scene from another world. Shells of abandoned cars dot the landscape between weather-beaten homes on stilts. Coarse grass grows from sandbars. Unpaved roads are accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicles...
    ITT buys Precision Stainless (12/28/01)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- ITT Industries has agreed to buy Springfield-based Precision Stainless, the companies said. ITT, a White Plains, N.Y.,-based maker of pumps, valves and defense systems, has signed a preliminary agreement to buy all of Precision's assets in the deal expected to close in mid-January...
    Argentine crisis may change IMF's big-money rescues (12/28/01)
    WASHINGTON -- The violent protests that brought down Argentina's government last week may force the International Monetary Fund to re-examine its multibillion-dollar rescue packages. The IMF and its major shareholder, the United States, are beginning to look at new options after loans and belt-tightening measures failed to revive South America's second-largest economy...
    Pakistan, India trade sanctions (12/28/01)
    NEW DELHI, India -- With their armies facing each other along the border, India and Pakistan jabbed diplomatically Thursday, ordering half of each other's embassy staffs sent home and banning overflights by each other's national airlines. The tit-for-tat sanctions in a confrontation set off by a suicide attack on India's Parliament were the worst since the last India-Pakistan war in 1971. Both governments said they want peace but stressed they are prepared to fight...
    Remote villages survive war without foreign aid (12/28/01)
    SHOLGARA, Afghanistan -- Unlike some parts of Afghanistan that survive on foreign aid, little-known mountain villages in the north have endured constant fighting, bombing and raids in the midst of a massive drought without outside help. But now they are pleading with aid workers for emergency relief. ...
    Singapore airport offers 'game show' (12/28/01)
    SINGAPORE -- Instead of "this is your final boarding call," passengers at Singapore's Changi International Airport may be hearing: "Is that your final answer?" Officials at Changi, an airport known for its luxury and efficiency, on Thursday said the airport has launched a new trivia "game show" for passengers to play while they wait for transit flights...
    Fears of war as tension mounts between Indian and Pakistan (12/28/01)
    Associated Press Writer NEW DELHI, India (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani troops shelled each other in disputed Kashmir overnight, and the Indian army ordered the evacuation Friday of dozens of border villages, raising fears of war. As the shelling ended two days of relative calm, Pakistan warned that India's build-up of troops at the border could make a confrontation between the two nuclear-armed nations inevitable...
    OPEC confirms 6% cut in crude production in bid to lift prices (12/28/01)
    AP Business WriterCAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- After more than a month of uncertainty, OPEC confirmed Friday it would slash 1.5 million barrels a day from its daily crude production in an effort to firm up sagging oil prices. Oil ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed in an emergency meeting to cut their official output by 6 percent beginning Jan. 1. The cuts are to last for at least six months, OPEC officials told a news conference...
    Devils provide no consolation for Panthers (12/28/01)
    Chaffee coach David Mirly didn't necessarily complain about his team getting the 16th and last seed for the University High School Christmas Tournament. But Mirly admitted that he used that dubious distinction as a bit of a war cry for his Red Devils...
    Jackson advances by Hornets (12/28/01)
    Nothing came easy for Jackson or Advance Thursday night. Perhaps that's why both teams wanted a victory so much. Third-seeded Jackson chalked up a payback with a 51-50 win over No. 6 Advance in a hard-fought University High Christmas Tournament quarterfinal thriller...
    Top four seeds live to see semis (12/28/01)
    Notre Dame, the second seed, had to battle to the wire to fend off young, improving Cape Central in quarterfinal action at the University High School Tournament Thursday night. The Bulldogs (6-3) hung on to nip the Tigers 51-49 and advance to tonight's semifinals against No. 3 Jackson...
    Perryville holds off Marquand (12/28/01)
    PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Perryville avoided a first-round upset in the Park Hills Christmas Tournament, building on a two-point lead in the fourth quarter for a 66-56 victory over Marquand on Thursday. Perryville, the third seed, received 18 points from Andrew Meyr and 17 from Jason Dreyer...
    Oran outlasts Bell City in tourney's first OT (12/28/01)
    It looks like Oran and Bell City are pretty evenly matched. Earlier this season, Oran slipped past Bell City by two points. And Thursday night, the Eagles edged past the Cubs 83-78 in overtime in the quarterfinal round of the University High School Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
    No. 1 Charleston cruises to 87-58 victory over SCC (12/28/01)
    Charleston's Jordy Mixon is all about results. He doesn't get it done with flash or style. His baskets don't draw oohs and aahs from the crowd and he doesn't have a sweet stroke from long range. Graceful, he's not. But any high school coach in Southeast Missouri would love to have this "role player."...
    Pitino in eye of Louisville-Kentucky rivalry (12/28/01)
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rick Pitino might be the only person in this basketball-crazy state reluctant to talk about his impending return to Rupp Arena. Pitino would rather avoid discussing Saturday's game between Louisville, his team now, and Kentucky, the team he led to three Final Fours and the 1996 national championship during eight seasons in Lexington...
    Yellow Jackets sting Stanford in the inaugural Seattle Bowl (12/28/01)
    SEATTLE -- Georgia Tech's players chanted "We want Mac! We want Mac!" as they accepted the inaugural Seattle Bowl trophy. Their words were a statement of support for interim coach Mac McWhorter. So was their play. George Godsey passed for a touchdown, Kelly Campbell scored twice, and the defense made an early goal-line stand as the Yellow Jackets beat No. 11 Stanford 24-14 Thursday in the Seattle Bowl...
    Rams defense embarrassed by a loafing performance (12/28/01)
    ST. LOUIS -- Every week, St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith keeps a "loaf chart" as a barometer of his unit's success. The bad plays have never been so numerous as last week. "A season high, for sure," Smith said Thursday. "You all saw the game. I can't tell you a whole lot of good that came out of it."...
    Owners ask appeals court to clear path for contraction (12/28/01)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Less than two months before spring training is scheduled to start, baseball asked a state appeals court Thursday to clear the way for plans to eliminate two teams before next season. Lawyers for the Minnesota Twins and major league baseball said the Minnesota Court of Appeals should lift a district judge's order that the team play through the end of the 2002 season to fulfill its lease with the Metrodome...
    Two grand slam titles boost Capriati to top female award (12/28/01)
    In late 1988, when Jennifer Capriati was 13 and about to turn pro, she played in an exhibition event in Haverford, Pa. Some players worried she was too young to start a career and would be off the tour within a few years; others were certain she was too talented not to become a star...
    City of Louisville will present plans for arena (12/28/01)
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A final plan for a downtown NBA arena will be presented to the Charlotte Hornets and the University of Louisville by the end of this week, Mayor Dave Armstrong said. Armstrong told The Louisville Courier-Journal on Wednesday that he'll give the Hornets and university leaders several days to respond to the city's plan before releasing it publicly next week...
    Beijing's Olympic coup is top story (12/28/01)
    LONDON -- The selection of Beijing as host of the 2008 Summer Olympics was voted the top international sports story of 2001 in a worldwide poll of Associated Press subscribers. Beijing handily defeated four other cities -- Toronto; Paris; Istanbul, Turkey; and Osaka, Japan -- in the International Olympic Committee vote in Moscow on July 13...
    Mets complete trade as Vaughn agrees to restructure contract (12/28/01)
    NEW YORK -- The New York Mets took another big step in upgrading the worst offense in the majors, finalizing a trade Thursday to acquire former MVP Mo Vaughn from the Anaheim Angels for pitcher Kevin Appier. After several days of talks, agent Jeff Moorad and Mets general manager Steve Phillips worked out details to restructure Vaughn's contract and clear the way for the trade...
    Here's my prediction - 2002 will start on or about Jan. 1 (12/28/01)
    If you ask me what the future holds, I won't give you a very good answer. There are some folks out there who have good answers -- interesting, enticing, promising -- but, as it will turn out, inaccurate. Look at that. I made a prediction. I just predicted that most other predictions will be wrong...
    Photographer/pizza guy Don Haupt Jr. gets the blues (12/28/01)
    The Delta blues songs Don Haupt Jr. sings tell of good and bad women and whiskey and the lives of bluesmen who played the guitar and sang just to tell their stories. Haupt likes a good story. Sometimes, he wrestles Delta blues from his Martin guitar like a man with an alligator on his hands. Other times, as in his rendition of the traditional "Corinna, Corinna," he gently coaxes out lovely chords that convey a sensitivity that emerges in another of his passions...
    Music in 2001 - Wacky and tacky (12/28/01)
    At the end of the year, it's customary to look back and make lists: who sold the most albums, who had the biggest song, the best tour, and so forth. Sure, its important to celebrate music's loftiest accomplishments of 2001. But it's more fun to remember what really kept us entertained, from the wretched songs to the shameless outfits to the scandalous antics of entertainers. Here's a rundown of that side of 2001 in music -- for better or for worse:...
    Buddy Guy's 'Sweet Tea' explores the neo-Delta blues (12/28/01)
    Thousands of CDs are released each year, so a few gems usually get lost in the shuffle. As 2001 comes to a close, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the worthy albums that have been overlooked. 'Sweet Tea' (Silvertone, $17.97) -- Buddy Guy...
    James Luttrell (12/28/01)
    THEBES, Ill. -- James Luttrell, 65, of Thebes died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 30, 1936, at Kennett, Mo., son of John and Edith Duty Luttrell. He and Bonnie Schmidt were married Sept. 2, 1961, in Dupo, Ill...
    James Davis (12/28/01)
    PATTON, Mo. -- James F. Davis, 71, of Patton died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Winnie Ivey (12/28/01)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Winnie Ivey, 87, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Bryan's Extended Care Center in Phoenix. She was born June 6, 1914, at Bloomfield, daughter of William Henry and Mary Christine Link Hester. She and Raymond B. Ivey were married April 16, 1938. He died Aug. 24, 1973...
    Vay Headrick (12/28/01)
    Vay S. Headrick, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services of Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 14, 1903, at Appleton, Mo., daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cotner Shoults. She and Marvin Headrick were married Nov. 10, 1943. He died March 18, 1996...
    Cheryl Bowers (12/28/01)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Funeral for Cheryl Ann Bowers of East Prairie will be held at 1 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hagy Cemetery at Dexter, Mo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time. Bowers, 46, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at the home of her mother, following a brief illness...
    Walter Teichman (12/28/01)
    Walter E. Teichman, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services of Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Cape Girardeau, son of August and Regina Gengenbauch Teichman Sr. Teichman was a commercial fisherman with his father and brother, operating a fishing business at Main and Merriwether streets until 1960. ...
    Robert Weith (12/28/01)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert J. "Bob" Weith, 56, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 1945, in St. Louis, son of Homer and Pearl Pillars Weith. He and Shirley Milfeldt were married May 12, 1973...
    Jonathan Kight (12/28/01)
    Jonathan William Kight, 8 days, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 12, 2001, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jonathan J. Kight and Candy F. Hunter. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Cheyenne Hunter of the home; paternal grandmother, Frances Kight of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandmother, Pam Graff of Murphysboro, Ill.; paternal great-grandmother, Pauline Stevens of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandparents, Mr. ...
    Thelma Goodall (12/28/01)
    WYATT, Mo. -- Thelma N. Goodall, 82, of Wyatt died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of William and Dora E. Baumunk Modglin. She married John Goodall...
    Roy Williamson (12/28/01)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Roy E. Williamson, 59, of Sikeston died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at his home. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Freeman Hickman Sr. (12/28/01)
    NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Graveside service for Freeman R. Hickman Sr. of New Madrid will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Essex Cemetery. The Rev. Manny Alvarado will officiate. Friends may call today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo., from 12:30-1:30 p.m...
    Hannah Bright (12/28/01)
    Private graveside service for Hannah D. Bright of Jackson will be held today at the gazebo in Cape County Memorial Park. The Revs. Luther Rhodes and Mike Huffman will officiate. Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Hannah, 9, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at her home...
    Doris Cain (12/28/01)
    ESSEX, Mo. -- Funeral for Doris Cain of Essex will be held at 2 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo. The Rev. Fred Leist will officiate. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time...
    Births 12/28/01 (12/28/01)
    Lemonds Daughter to Amanda L. Lemonds and Chad C. Jokerst of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 8:18 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001. Name, Carlyn Aria. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. First child. Ms. Lemonds is the daughter of Gail Roark of Thebes, Ill., and Rick Lemonds of Jackson, Mo. She is a massage therapist. Jokerst is the son of Edgar Jokerst of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He is a student...
    Jackson fire report 12/28 (12/28/01)
    Jackson Friday, Dec. 28 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:An emergency medical service at 811 West Main. A fire alarm sounding at 1104 Kland Drive. A fire alarm sounding at 3415 Wedgewood. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:An alarm sounding at Old Cape Road East...
    Cape police report 12/28/01 (12/28/01)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Dec. 28 ArrestsCelester Louis Holley, 50, 739 rear Giboney, was arrested Tuesday for assault. Oscar George Fincher, 27, Enid, Okla., was arrested Tuesday for assault. Mark Alan Musselman Jr., 17, 918 N. Clark, was arrested Wednesday for contempt of court...
    Cape fire report 12/28/01 (12/28/01)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Dec. 28 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 6:02 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3120 Kage Hills. At 9:25 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3001 Themis. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 1:05 a.m., an alarm sounding at West Park Mall...
    Out of the past 12/28/01 (12/28/01)
    10 years ago: Dec. 28, 1991 State Board of Education has tentatively approved regulations that would help financially troubled school districts remain in operation; policy is designed to identify districts facing financial crisis and to prevent interruption of school for students; State Board of Education member Bekki Cook, Cape Girardeau lawyer, says ensuring that schools will continue for children is primary goal of regulations...
    Assessment fix should focus on equity (12/28/01)
    As the start of the Missouri Legislature approaches, there is another flurry of pre-filed bills to protect taxpayers, mostly elderly homeowners, from higher tax bills resulting from reassessment every two years. Some of the proposed bills would exempt some elderly homeowners from assessment increases. Others would cap assessment increases for all homeowners. Still others would let voters in each county vote on an assessment freeze...
    Now is good time to consider spending less (12/28/01)
    Missouri's congressional delegation, looking ahead to next year, appears to be diligent about finding new ways to spend tax dollars. Interviewed by The Associated Press, each of the nine U.S. representatives and both U.S. senators had both spending and policy issues on their mind for the new year...
    Speak out 12/24/01 (12/28/01)
    Not a good idea EVERY TIME I go through the roundabout, it makes me sick to think our city administrators are spending money on such a foolish idea. I hope to goodness they don't consider more of these things anywhere in Cape Girardeau. They're a waste of time and money. It's just pitiful...