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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2002

Cape's first birth bypasses New Year's Day (01/03/02)
Mark Ticer paid little attention to the gift basket celebrating the first baby of the new year in Cape Girardeau. He was too busy cradling the real gift, his newborn daughter, Haley, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Mark and Minyo Ticer of Cape Girardeau didn't give much thought to the idea that their daughter would be the first baby of 2002. Hospital staff gave the Ticers a gift basket full of flowers, a picture frame, a teddy bear and a handmade baby quilt...
Shootings at schools crack glass, prompt security (01/03/02)
A police barricade in front of Clippard Elementary School directed students to a side-door entry Wednesday morning because of vandalism to windows at the main entrance.By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Police are stepping up security at Cape Girardeau schools after windows and glass doors were shot out at Alma Schrader and Clippard elementary schools, even though authorities believe it was a simple case of New Year's Eve vandalism...
St. Francis welcomes hospital's first baby of 2002 (01/03/02)
Christina McCormick's visit to the doctor turned into a hospital stay, but she isn't complaining about the end result: a baby girl, the first child to be born at St. Francis Medical Center in 2002. The Portageville, Mo., woman gave birth to Emma Marie by cesarean section at 11:26 a.m. on Wednesday. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long...
Cape Girardeau December permit status report (01/03/02)
Following is the December permit status of new buildings, expansions and remodeling projects and the status of those projects in Cape Girardeau: New buildings Karim Manouri, 826 Enterprise St., new building, 12/18/01; plans submitted, 12/18/01; need structural calculation and application, 12/18/01; received application and structural calculation, 12/20/01...
School head resigns, cites 'personal family' needs (01/03/02)
PATTON, Mo. -- The principal at Meadow Heights High School has resigned to attend to "personal family business," prompting a search for his replacement that may not be completed until this fall. William Moss, 46, had been principal at Meadow Heights for two years when he resigned Dec. 17...
Australian wildfires burn; homemade bombs found (01/03/02)
SYDNEY, Australia -- As blazes burned wildly around Australia's largest city for a 10th day and thousands fled their homes Thursday, police discovered the remains of what might have been two homemade bombs used by arsonists to set tinder-dry forests afire...
Fourth GOP candidate enters race in 157th (01/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tom Sachse of Friedheim, Mo., has joined an increasingly crowded field of hopefuls running for the 157th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Sachse, 33, is the manager of Shawneetown Feed and Seed store in Friedheim and president of the Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau board of directors. He said he is running as a "common man" who shares the values of his community and understands the everyday concerns of its residents...
Whitewater teen hurt on four-wheeler (01/03/02)
A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned in rural Cape Girardeau County Wednesday. Police reports indicate the victim, Andrew Rhodes, was riding on a four-wheeler driven by another 14-year-old, Aaron Kinder. Both boys are from Whitewater, Mo...
Dealer wonders if painting looted by Nazis (01/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A yellowed sticker attached to a painting antiques dealer Michael Hirschfeld bought for $900 was the first clue it might be more than an ordinary piece of art. The sticker says "Collectie Goudstikker." That's left Hirschfeld wondering if it once belonged to Jacques Goudstikker, a Dutch Jew who fled the Netherlands in 1940, leaving his vast collection behind. Much of that collection wound up in the hands of German Field Marshal Hermann Goering...
St. Louis authorities seek cause of fire (01/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Fire officials on Wednesday were trying to determine what caused a blaze that gutted the top floor of a St. Louis landmark building. No one was hurt after fire broke out around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at the headquarters of Nestle Purina PetCare just south of downtown. More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire. Security and cleaning crews inside at the time were able to get out safely...
Web site helps prepare students for state tests (01/03/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Teachers from more than a dozen school districts have formed a Web site to help other teachers prepare their students for high-stakes state tests. The Web site includes sample tests to measure how students will fare on the Missouri Assessment Program tests. It was designed by Kansas City-area school districts, but any teacher in the state can use it...
Kling up for spot on transportation board (01/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The former chairman of the state Highways and Transportation Commission could once again be making funding decisions for transportation projects. St. Louis businessman S. Lee Kling left the state commission when his term expired in October. On Friday, his former colleagues are expected to approve him for a board position on the Missouri Transportation Finance Corp...
St. Louis holiday cards hit in boosting New Yorkers' spirits (01/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Those holiday cards gathered in St. Louis received a warm welcome in New York City. The half-dozen volunteers who spent a day in New York handing out more than 6,000 cards say they were surprised by the warm reception. The cards were given to strangers on the streets of New York on Dec. 21 with this message: "I'm from St. Louis. We collected holiday cards, and this one is for you."...
Exelon's generating capacity gets boost (01/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Exelon Generation Co. has received federal approval to boost generating capacity at four Illinois nuclear power plants to help meet growing customer demand. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Dec. 21 approved plans to increase the power at the Dresden 2 and 3 plants near Morris by 17 percent each, and the Quad Cities 1 and 2 plants near Moline by 17.8 percent. The move would raise power production at each plant to 912 megawatts...
Second dose of snow, ice turn South into slippery nightmare (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A deep freeze and a second dose of snow turned the South into a deadly, slippery nightmare Thursday, throwing a region unaccustomed to dealing with winter weather into near paralysis. Hundreds of flights were canceled in Atlanta, the nation's busiest air hub, scores of Floridians took refuge in shelters and South Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency, activating the National Guard to help stranded motorists...
Missouri health director resigning (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's state health director is resigning after more than four years of overseeing an agency at the center of bioterrorism preparations and abortion-related disputes. Maureen Dempsey, 44, is resigning effective Jan. 25 "in order to pursue other professional opportunities," the Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday...
Two killed in crash with deputy's car (01/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Scott County sheriff's deputy was back at work Wednesday, a day after he was involved in an accident that killed a woman and her 12-year-old niece and left two other passengers in their car seriously injured. According to police reports, Sgt. Steve Shoemaker was responding to an emergency call about a stolen truck Tuesday night when the crash occurred...
Sen. Carnahan will observe war on terrorism firsthand (01/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-Mo., is traveling with eight other senators this week to the scene of U.S. military attacks on Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network. The lawmakers planned meetings in the U.S. Central Command in central Asia with foreign leaders, military commanders and U.S. troops...
Senate committee prepares to look into Enron collapse (01/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee will subpoena documents from Enron's board of directors, auditors and key managers as part of an investigation into the energy company's sudden collapse and lack of government protection for investors. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., announcing the investigation, promised Wednesday "a search for the truth, not a witch hunt." He did not rule out an examination of Enron's relationships with the Bush administration...
Woman wounded in office shooting in Dallas suburb (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterADDISON, Texas (AP) -- A gunman wounded a woman at an office building Thursday morning and was later shot by police. The wounded woman and the suspect were both taken to hospitals, but their conditions were not immediately known...
Plea of innocent for Moussaoui, only defendant in terror attack (01/03/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Zacarias Moussaoui declined "in the name of Allah" to enter a plea Wednesday to charges he conspired to murder thousands on Sept. 11. The judge set an October trial for the only man charged in the suicide hijackings despite defense concerns it would be too close to the anniversary...
Rumsfeld pledges U.S. will complete mission in Afghanistan (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly four months into the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday defended U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and pledged to bring the terrorist leader and his cohorts to justice...
Ex-Klansman ruled competent in '63 church bombing (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A judge ruled Thursday that former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry is mentally competent to stand trial on murder charges in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls...
Stocks rally higher on Intel (01/03/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- An analyst's bullish comments about Intel sent tech stocks sharply higher Thursday as Wall Street bet the sector would lead a market recovery. Analysts said investors were buying in what they hoped was the early stage of a tech turnaround despite economic news that suggested business is still weak. The broader market also moved higher, although its advance was less spectacular as buyers gravitated toward technology...
Court - Children conceived posthumously have rights (01/03/02)
BOSTON -- Children conceived artificially after the father's death have the same inheritance rights as other youngsters, the state's highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday. "Posthumously conceived children may not come into the world the way the majority of children do. But they are children nonetheless," Chief Justice Margaret Marshall wrote in the 7-0 decision...
Suspicious letter found in Sen. Daschle's office (01/03/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A suspicious letter with powder and threatening note was found Thursday in the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the U.S. Capitol, police said. Capitol Police spokesman Dan Nichols said the letter had been opened. Police moved quickly to restrict movement in the area around Daschle's office on the second floor of the Capitol as well as an area one floor above it...
Garcia called casino-owner role good fit (01/03/02)
NEW YORK -- Shooting "Ocean's Eleven" at the Bellagio in Las Vegas made it easy for Andy Garcia to fall into the role of casino owner Terry Benedict. "I'd go on the set -- this is my casino," he said. "We were shooting in pit No. 5, which is sort of the high-end pit, and I'd look around and the place was packed not only with our extras, but beyond that, the casino was functioning so it was really, it was like an actor's dream."...
Prosecutor ends probe of New Jersey Sen. Torricelli's finances (01/03/02)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The investigation of the finances of New Jersey's Sen. Robert Torricelli has ended and no charges will be filed, outgoing U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White announced Thursday. In a one-page statement, White said she had reached the decision after "an exhaustive investigation" by her office, the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Customs Service...
Storm glazes South with snow, sleet, makes driving hazardous (01/03/02)
ATLANTA -- A storm glazed the South with snow and sleet Wednesday, delighting children but knocking out power and making roads treacherously slick from Louisiana to the Carolinas. Forecasters predicted up to 8 inches of snow for parts of the region and warned that a hard freeze overnight would make the morning commute even more dangerous. Up to a foot of snow was possible in North Carolina...
New claims for jobless benefits increase sharply (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment insurance shot up for the second week in a row, suggesting many U.S. workers are still suffering from an economy that is trying to claw its way out of a recession. For the work week ending Dec. 29, new claims for jobless benefits jumped by a seasonally adjusted 36,000 to 447,000, the highest level since the beginning of December, the Labor Department reported Thursday...
Hispanic-majority district rejected (01/03/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A judge rejected a redistricting proposal Wednesday that would have created a Hispanic-majority congressional district for New Mexico, and instead approved a plan that makes only slight changes. The ruling was a setback for Democrats, who had hoped a realignment and Hispanic-majority district would give them a better shot at a second U.S. House seat. Republicans hold two of three seats...
California's governor fights for wider authority (01/03/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- As he enters a tough re-election campaign, Gov. Gray Davis is assuming unprecedented powers that have landed him in court with key legislators and civil libertarians. Davis, a Democrat in the final year of his first term, has exercised emergency powers to cope with the electricity crisis, pushed to keep some criminals locked up indefinitely past their release dates, and tangled with the Legislature over his veto authority...
Heart can repair itself, say researchers (01/03/02)
Challenging generations of medical lore, researchers have found striking new evidence that the human heart can repair itself. Doctors have long assumed that damage from a heart attack or other ailment is irreversible and that the heart cannot regenerate tissue like other organs. But recent research has changed that...
Kentucky seeks smoking changes (01/03/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's major cities want state legislators to repeal a law that required indoor smoking areas in public buildings. "It's an unfunded mandate a lot of cities didn't know they had," Sylvia Lovely, executive director of the Kentucky League of Cities, said Wednesday. The league includes 350 municipalities...
New York officials offer free show tickets (01/03/02)
NEW YORK -- New York made Matthew and Rachel Bentley of Australia an offer they couldn't refuse: Spend some dough and see a show -- for free. The couple from Sydney were the first to take advantage of a new promotion aimed at sparking the city's economy in the aftermath of Sept. 11...
Taliban spy chief killed; Omar's surrender in negotiations (01/03/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- American bombs killed the Taliban's intelligence chief, the new Afghan government confirmed Wednesday, and a tribal commander reported that negotiations were under way for the surrender of the ousted Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar...
Indian, Pakistani ministers meet as 'ice is melting' (01/03/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Foreign ministers from India and Pakistan shook hands, smiled and chatted Wednesday and one Pakistani official said the "ice is melting" between the nuclear-armed neighbors. But violence persisted, with an attack outside a legislative building in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir...
Moderate earthquake shakes Central, South Asia (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A moderate earthquake hit swaths of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan at midday Thursday, shaking house foundations and jolting cities across 400 miles of Central and South Asia. Some damage and minor injuries were reported in the Afghan capital...
Thousands flee firestorm, as Australian blazes burn (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterSYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Thousands of evacuees from two coastal villages took refuge on nearby beaches Thursday after a fast-moving firestorm isolated their communities and burned as many as 20 houses in a third village...
Talks for surrender of Omar reach 'crucial' stage (01/03/02)
Associated Press WriterKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Negotiations for the surrender of about 1,500 Taliban fighters, including their supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, have reached a "crucial stage" and a resolution was expected soon, an Afghan intelligence official said Thursday. U.S. officials have expressed doubt that Omar planned to give himself up...
Jackson wrestlers drop dual meet (01/03/02)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Ste. Genevieve, the recent Tiger Classic champion, handed Jackson its first dual loss of the season, 43-37, in high school wrestling action Wednesday night. Besides facing one of the state's top teams, the Indians, who placed second in the Tiger Classic, were hampered by three forfeits -- one due to illness and the others brought on by wrestlers who recently quit the team...
Miami, Nebraska face moment of truth (01/03/02)
PASADENA, Calif. -- An unlikely matchup in an unlikely setting seems to be the perfect way to end a most improbable college football season. Top-ranked Miami is poised to win its first national championship in a decade when it plays No. 4 Nebraska in the Rose Bowl tonight...
Mizzou ends three-game slide, defeats Coppin St. (01/03/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kareem Rush and Clarence Gilbert ended slumps that coincided with No. 17 Missouri's three-game losing streak, combining for 40 points in a 74-47 victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night. Rush, a preseason All-American, shot 29 percent and Gilbert shot 23 percent during the losing streak that followed nine straight victories to open the season for Missouri (10-3). Against Coppin State, Rush had 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting and Gilbert had 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting...
Otahks shake rust, handle Mo. Baptist (01/03/02)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team returned to the court after a 25-day layoff to face NAIA opponent Missouri Baptist with predictable results. In a spotty performance, the Otahkians, playing shorthanded, prevailed 70-53 over the Lady Spartans Wednesday night to improve to 7-3 entering their Ohio Valley Conference opener against Eastern Illinois University on Saturday...
Gators dine on Terrapins in Orange Bowl 56-23 (01/03/02)
MIAMI -- This starting stuff is overrated. Banished to the bench for the first 20 minutes of the Orange Bowl, Rex Grossman led Florida to touchdowns on all six of his drives and the No. 5 Gators set record after record in a 56-23 crushing of No. 6 Maryland on Wednesday night...
W. Illinois stops SE without top guns (01/03/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Despite playing without its two leading scorers -- who also happen to be the team's top two inside players -- Western Illinois University had little trouble in sweeping the season series from Southeast Missouri State University. The Leathernecks closed the first half with a 23-7 run to take control and went on to beat the visiting Indians 82-75 Wednesday night...
Davey's sweet ending proves entirely too much for Illinois (01/03/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Given one last chance to make a national name for himself, Rohan Davey delivered. Fact is, so did the whole LSU team. Showing off the strong arm that he hopes will make him an NFL quarterback, Davey guided a record-setting offense Tuesday that sent the No. 12 Tigers over No. 7 Illinois 47-34 in the Sugar Bowl...
Trial begins for youth coach killed by parent (01/03/02)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A man who claims he beat another hockey dad to death in self-defense went on trial Wednesday in a case that became a national symbol of parental violence at youth sporting events. Jury selection began in the trial of Thomas Junta, 42. Junta was charged with manslaughter in Michael Costin's death at the Burbank Ice Arena in Reading, north of Boston, on July 5, 2000. At least one son of each of the men was expected to testify...
McNabb makes Olympic Development team (01/03/02)
Former Cape Central soccer player Bret McNabb has been named to the men's Under 19, Region 2 Olympic Development team. McNabb, one of 18 players chosen from 14 Midwest states, will train with the team this month at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif...
Rams only put five players in Pro Bowl (01/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Though the St. Louis Rams have the best record in the NFL, somehow they're also-rans in the Pro Bowl balloting. The Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each landed six players on the team, one more than the Rams. And both teams are 9-6, a marginal record for the playoffs...
Gonzalez may not fit in Mets' overhaul (01/03/02)
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets don't seem likely to add Juan Gonzalez as part of their offseason makeover. "It's probably still a long shot at this point for any premium free agent," general manager Steve Phillips said Wednesday. Gonzalez, the top hitter left on the market, is thought to be seeking $10 million to $15 million a season. The Mets are believed to be willing to offer a two-year package worth about $10 million...
PGA to launch season in Hawaii (01/03/02)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- It all starts today along the rugged coastline of west Maui, where 32 PGA Tour winners gather for the season-opening Mercedes Championships. With Masters champion Tigers Woods, British Open champ David Duval, PGA champion David Toms, and U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, all four major champions are in the field at the Plantation Course at Kapalua...
Health calendar 01/03/02 (01/03/02)
Today Mental health issues forum at 6:30 p.m. at the Osage Community Centre. The meeting is sponsored by the National Alliance for Mentally Ill of Missouri and the Manic-Depressive-Depressive Association of Southeast Missouri. Speakers include former state Rep. ...
Geraldo Rivera reporting from beyond time and space (01/03/02)
NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel said war correspondent Geraldo Rivera had made an "honest mistake" in his reporting of a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan. The network said Dec. 26 it had accepted Rivera's explanation and planned no further action...
Dennis Starzinger (01/03/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Dennis D. Starzinger, 52, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 23, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Dillman and Nelda Pilz Starzinger. He and Rhonda Weber were married Nov. 14, 1970, at Pocahontas, Mo...
Herman H. Smith (01/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Herman H. Smith, 89, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1912, at Clinton, Ark., the son of Ed and Bertha Bradley Smith. He married Jimmie L. Barnes. She survives. He was a retired landowner, cattleman and farmer...
Evelyn Kay Orman (01/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Evelyn Kay Orman, 41, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 61 north of Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Brittany Gates (01/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Brittany Gates, 12, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident on U.S. 61 north of Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Juanita South (01/03/02)
FISK, Mo. -- Juanita South, 75, of Fisk died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 24, 1926, at Commerce, Mo. She and William South were married Jan. 18, 1947, in Corinth, Miss. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Randy and Tom South of Fisk, James South of Dexter, Mo.; four daughters, Judy Aslin of Jackson, Mo., Linda Chitwood of Ellington, Mo., Janet South of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Mary Meisel of Jefferson City, Mo...
Lewis 'Cub' Evers (01/03/02)
KARNAK, Ill. -- Funeral service for Lewis "Cub" Evers, 59, of Belknap were held Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill., with the Rev. Raymond Davis officiating. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain, Ill. He died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries received in an automobile accident near Perks, Ill., Monday morning...
Charles W. McNeil Jr. (01/03/02)
VANDALIA, Ill. -- Charles Willard McNeil Jr., 82, of Vandalia died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., the son of Charles and Anna Koechig McNeill. He married Virginia Brockmire on July 4, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. She survives...
Helen Bandermann (01/03/02)
Funeral for Helen Elizabeth Bandermann of Gray Summit, Mo., was held Dec. 30, 2001, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Mo. The Revs. Daniel Kern and Ron Walter officiated. Burial was in Brush Creek Cemetery at Gray Summit. Bandermann, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, in St. Louis...
Helen Rundles (01/03/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Helen E. Stoehr Rundles, 67, of Cairo died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Rundles; two sisters, Carol Stoehr of Cairo, Kay Stoehr of Chicago; and a brother, Rodney Stoehr of Cairo. Private memorial service will be held at a later date...
James Smith (01/03/02)
ESSEX, Mo. -- Funeral for James D. "Jimmy" Smith of Essex will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo. The Rev. Gerald Beam will officiate. Burial will be in Dudley Cemetery at Dudley, Mo. Smith, 47, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at his home...
Alida Oberndorfer (01/03/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Funeral for Alida Oberndorfer of Perryville, formerly of Washington, Mo., was held Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. The Rev. Mark Bangert officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home at Washington was in charge of arrangements...
Harold Beasley (01/03/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral for Harold Isham Beasley of Naylor, Mo., was held Dec. 24, 2001, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Neelyville, Mo. The Rev. J. Michael Heston officiated. Beasley, 95, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo...
Marguerite Ward (01/03/02)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Marguerite B. Ward, 83, of Dyersburg, Tenn., formerly of Mounds, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Dyersburg Methodist Hospital. She was born April 28, 1918, at Villa Ridge, Ill., daughter of Rory and Lillian Aldrich Bonner. She married Harvey Ward, who died in 1983...
Cornetta Seyer (01/03/02)
KELSO, Mo. -- Funeral Mass for Cornetta R. Seyer of Kelso will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. The Rev. Oliver Clavin will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo., from 5-8 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 6:30...
Harold Vernon (01/03/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harold Edwin "Jake" Vernon, 73, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Perry County, Mo., son of Elmer J. and Lela Boxdorfer Vernon. Vernon was a retired mechanic and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Births 01/03/02 (01/03/02)
Koerber Daughter to Susan Marie Koerber of Gordonville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001. Name, Faith Noelle. Weight, 9 pounds 3 1/2 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Koerber is the daughter of Paul and Bernice Koerber of Gordonville. She is owner of an in-home daycare and is an educational consultant with Discovery Toys Inc...
Jackson police report 01/02/02 (01/03/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan 3 SummonsMelvin Daney Jr., 21, 103. N. Clark, was issued a summons Tuesday for property damage. TheftFood was reported stolen Tuesday at Pizza Hut, 215 S. Kingshighway. A camera, wallet and medical prescription was reported stolen Tuesday...
Jackson fire report 01/03/02 (01/03/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 3 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 7:24 p.m., a gas smell at Country Club and Big Bend. At 7:48 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1538 Briarcliff. At 10:29 p.m., an emergency medical service at 215 Mason...
Out of the past 1/3/02 (01/03/02)
10 years ago: Jan. 3, 1992 St. Louis - Fears that critical shortage of fresh produce might develop later this month because of whitefly infestation in California and Arizona were discounted this week by St. Louis produce distributor; in fact, produce brokers and distributors now say supplies and quality of produce in area food stores should improve as prices return to near-normal winter levels...
Correction 01/03/02 (01/03/02)
The firefighters pictured on page 5a of Monday's edition are with the Fruitland Fire Department. The name of the department was incorrect in the photo caption. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Slumping economy isn't bothering gamblers (01/03/02)
Bad economic news apparently makes some people more eager to gamble. Despite hard times, Illinois casinos earned 6 percent more through November 2001 than they did the same period of 2000. Perhaps more surprising, revenue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was up 3 percent from the same period in 2000...
Vigilance aboard airplanes can save lives (01/03/02)
The actions of two flight attendants and passengers aboard a Paris-to-Miami flight on which a man tried to light a homemade bomb in his shoe probably saved the lives of all 197 people aboard. During the Dec. 22 flight, the suspect lit a match but put it in his mouth when confronted by a flight attendant. The flight attendant told the captain and returned to see the suspect with a match held to the tongue of his sneaker...
World citizen brought culture into our lives (01/03/02)
To the editor: Herbert Hirschfield's son remembers asking his mother about the worn little man approaching their house. Ted had a vague recollection of his father, who had been impressed into the army of the Third Reich. When it dissolved, Hirschfield wandered about until he found his family, who believed that he had long been dead...
Speak Out 01/03/02 (01/03/02)
Fight at home first ON OSAMA bin Laden's tapes, he has told his people that the United States is evil and he wants to bring us to ruin. He says the United States and Israel will finally be defeated. That is not the way God is going to take care of all the wickedness in the world. ...
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