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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Assessments differ, but reports call for spending controls (01/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The authors of two reports offered conflicting assessments of state revenue growth on Monday but agreed lawmakers must make major cuts to keep the state budget in balance. Ray McCarty, the director of fiscal affairs for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and James R. Moody, the state budget director during the administration of former Republican Gov. John Ashcroft, discussed their independent findings before the House Budget Committee...
Extension Council elections under way (01/22/02)
Cape Girardeau County residents will be voting for new members to the University Extension Council over the next two weeks. The ballots will appear in local newspapers, including the Southeast Missourian, and may also be picked up at the Extension Center in Jackson. Ballots must be turned in by Feb. 1...
Pregnant wives say goodbye to soldiers (01/22/02)
Southeast Missourian PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- On Thursday afternoon, all 103 of the Missouri National Guard soldiers heading out of Company B will leave behind someone who loves them. Maybe a wife or a child, a parent or a friend. Such is the nature of the part-time National Guard, which is on full-time readiness in case of crisis or need, in this instance. a 35-day tour of duty to provide protection at the 2002 Winter Olympics near Salt Lake City...
Bison industry suffers an 'economic meltdown' (01/22/02)
MACON, Mo. -- The blue-ribbon bison hurtled into the auction ring, 460 pounds of pride and prance, and, after a few minutes of desultory bidding, sold for $450. That was less than the $500 at which the auctioneer opened the bidding. From that inauspicious start, things only got worse at the Missouri Bison Association's auction last month at the Lolli Bros. Livestock Market in north-central Missouri...
A day for King (01/22/02)
Southeast Missourian Dr. Henry Shannon remembers growing up in the segregated South in the 1950s when Jim Crow laws kept blacks and whites apart. "You couldn't sit in a room at a table with whites," said Shannon, chancellor of St. Louis Community College...
King award winners (01/22/02)
1992 - Costella Patterson 1993 - Michael Sterling/Ferd Sturm 1994 - Juanita F. Spicer 1995 - Charlotte Wade/May Greene Elementary School 1996 - Marie Walker 1997 - Fred Pennington 1998 - Debra Mitchell-Braxton 1999 - Barbara Blanchard/Washington Elementary School...
Pregnant wives say goodbye to soldiers (01/22/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- On Thursday afternoon, all 103 of the Missouri National Guard soldiers heading out of Company B will leave behind someone who loves them. Maybe a wife or a child, a parent or a friend. Such is the nature of the part-time National Guard, which is on full-time readiness in case of crisis or need, in this instance. a 35-day tour of duty to provide protection at the 2002 Winter Olympics near Salt Lake City...
Mitchell-Braxton gets King award (01/22/02)
The pews of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church were full Monday night with people of all races and creeds who gathered to see Debra Mitchell-Braxton honored with the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award. The Rev. David Allen presented Mitchell-Braxton, director of the Upward Bound program at Southeast Missouri State University, with the award. ...
Opponents voice concerns on Missouri River plan (01/22/02)
Opponents to U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposals to change water flow on the Missouri River say the proposals threaten water transportation on the Mississippi. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing in Cape Girardeau Monday to collect comments on the revised draft environmental impact statement for the Missouri River Master Water Control Manual...
From barely existing roads to Buddhist temples (01/22/02)
Editor's note: Ann Ostendorf of Cape Girardeau is taking a year to travel through England, Pakistan and Asia. This is one in a series of articles she is writing about her journey. Last week: People in Laos had a way of finding fun in everything they did...
Learning briefs 1/22/02 (01/22/02)
Four receive Southeast President's Scholarships With burford, Pombert and Randolph pics 1/22 Alana J. Burford of Benton, Mo., Brian M. Randolph of Cape Girardeau, Layne A. Pombert of Jackson, Mo., and Kyla J. Smith of Scott City, Mo., have each been awarded a President's Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2002-03 school year...
Mitchell-Braxton gets award (01/22/02)
Southeast Missourian The pews of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church were full Monday night with people of all races and creeds who gathered to see Debra Mitchell-Braxton honored with the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award...
A day for King (01/22/02)
Dr. Henry Shannon remembers growing up in the segregated South in the 1950s when Jim Crow laws kept blacks and whites apart. "You couldn't sit in a room at a table with whites," said Shannon, chancellor of St. Louis Community College. On Monday, the Mississippi native shared a table with top Southeast Missouri State University officials, both black and white, at the 17th annual Dr. ...
Rep. Gephardt suggests shutting down smelter (01/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt suggested Monday that if Doe Run Co. fails to meet a deadline for reducing air pollution in Herculaneum, then the government should consider shutting down the nation's largest lead smelter. Gephardt, who represents the district that includes Herculaneum, said he did not want to see the smelter close. He held a meeting Monday at the home of a family near the smelter...
Empty freight train derails; no injuries (01/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Crews were picking up the pieces Monday after an early morning freight train derailment near Bourbon, about 65 miles southwest of St. Louis. More than a dozen cars jumped the tracks on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. line just after midnight, television reports said. No injuries were reported, and the train cars were empty. Investigators were trying to find out what caused the accident...
Vets say money in trust fund is running out (01/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Money is running out to pay for upkeep at state veterans' homes and cemeteries, officials from the Missouri Veterans Commission told a Senate committee on Monday. The Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund will be depleted by 2006 unless more money is directed its way, said Sam McVay, veterans commission executive director...
Gov. Holden cuts back on state airplane use (01/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden is going more places by ground these days, fulfilling a pledge to reduce the frequent flying that marked his first six months in office. Holden flew an average of every other day during the first half of 2001 -- a pace faster than any of his recent predecessors...
Limbaugh tells listeners his hearing has returned (01/22/02)
MIAMI -- Talk show host and Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Monday that an ear implant has partially restored his hearing. Limbaugh had an electronic device placed in his skull late last year, and the final hookup, which partially restored his hearing, took place Thursday...
State working to eliminate truck scales (01/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Transportation officials in Missouri are close to eliminating the need for truckers to stop at scales on major highways, which should reduce the roadway congestion the stops can cause. "It's not done, but it's close," Kevin Keith, chief engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "At this point, we all think it is a good idea."...
Dexter police chief, officer are indicted (01/22/02)
Dexter's police chief and another officer have been indicted on a charge that they hindered a sex-crime prosecution of a former Dexter police officer. The indictments allege that Chief Ken Rinehart and Sgt. Sammy Stone concealed a case where former officer Robert Kennedy had non-consensual sex with a woman. Kennedy later pleaded guilty to deviant sexual intercourse, along with two charges of statutory rape in a separate case. He was sentenced to five years of probation...
Region digest 01/22/02 (01/22/02)
Cape mayor forum to be on television Voters who missed last Wednesday's mayoral forum at the Cape Girardeau City Council chambers will have an opportunity to see it on cable access channel 5 at 6 Wednesday. It will be repeated again at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29...
Branson tourist tax supporters, opponents gear up for vote (01/22/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson voters will decide Feb. 5 whether to approve a one-cent tourism sales tax to help promote the area's tourist attractions. Supporters say the tax would raise $9 million to $10 million annually, 95 percent of it from visitors. Supporters are going door-to-door and speaking at public meetings, trying to solidify support in advance of the vote...
One in custody, one sought in shooting of cab driver (01/22/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- As one teen-age boy sits in juvenile detention for his alleged role in the shooting of a cab driver, authorities continue looking for his suspected accomplice. According to earlier reports, Shannon L. Arbuckle, 27, was shot in the back of the head Thursday night during an alleged robbery attempt while he was parked in front of a residence on Benton Street...
Dietitians to give doctors nutrition guide for elderly (01/22/02)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The 60-year-old lung disease patient gasped for breath after certain meals. The culprit: High-calorie meals loaded with sugar. Healthy people just breathe a little faster to excrete the carbon dioxide that's produced by eating sugar. But lungs damaged by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- one of the nation's top killers -- can't handle both the extra work and the new pounds...
Document shredding continued after start of investigation (01/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Enron is looking into the reported destruction of documents that allegedly took place at its Houston headquarters after the federal government began investigating the company, an attorney for the bankrupt energy giant said Monday night...
Congressional travel not slowed (01/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- Hawaii in January to study airlines. The Breeder's Cup Race in New York to learn about horses. The renowned Greenbrier resort in West Virginia to discuss pesticides. Members of Congress have taken to heart President Bush's message to return to normal business in the aftermath of Sept. 11 and are traveling across America at the expense of special interests -- to give speeches and conduct fact-finding missions...
Scientists to use PCs' power against anthrax (01/22/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A coalition of scientists will ask people to use their computers' extra processing power to help search for a cure for anthrax. The project follows similar efforts to use "distributed computing" to hunt for extraterrestrial life and a cure for cancer. It is being launched today to help Oxford University scientists find ways to treat anthrax that can no longer be treated by antibiotics...
President announces King scholarship (01/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush honored Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by announcing the creation of new federal scholarships encouraging young people to study education and public policy. Bush, who has said "education is the great civil rights issue of our time," used the King holiday to renew his emphasis on improving schools. ...
AOL Time Warner files suit seeking damages from Microsoft (01/22/02)
AP Technology WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- AOL Time Warner sued Microsoft in federal court Tuesday over AOL's Netscape Internet browser, which ruled computer desktops until Microsoft began giving its competing browser away. Many of Microsoft's business practices, including ones in which the company encouraged computer manufacturers and Internet providers to distribute its Web browser instead of Netscape, were found to be anticompetitive by a federal appeals court last year. ...
Food distributor halts shipments to Kmart (01/22/02)
DALLAS -- A major food distributor said Monday that it has cut off most shipments to Kmart after the troubled discounter failed to make its regular weekly payment for deliveries. Fleming Cos. said Kmart, its largest customer, owes $78 million. Kmart chief executive Charles Conaway said the company was negotiating a plan to resume shipments from Fleming, once Kmart officials work through "financial issues and are able to provide Fleming with adequate assurance of payment."...
Heart patient released (01/22/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Vietnam veteran James Quinn, 51, who became the world's fifth recipient of a self-contained artificial heart has been released from the hospital.
People talk 1/22/02 (01/22/02)
Glover defends his views on death penalty MODESTO, Calif. -- Danny Glover says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have endorsed the actor's anti-death penalty message. The civil rights leader is a man "who died committed to defending the principles of nonviolence," Glover told a congregation at Christ Unity Baptist Church on Saturday...
Interior secretary announces plan for wildlife funds (01/22/02)
FREMONT, Calif. -- Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced a proposed $56.5 million increase for the National Wildlife Refuge System, an 18 percent hike needed to cover maintenance and renovation of aging facilities. "It certainly looks like the refuge system needs a sustained effort to improve the resources," Norton said Monday while touring the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. "It's important to take care of the land entrusted to us."...
Post-Sept. 11 focus on home boosts housewares industry (01/22/02)
CHICAGO -- Flags aren't the only hot-selling item since the Sept. 11 attacks. Americans' renewed focus on home, family and friends also is providing a lift for some familiar old products in the $69.5 billion-a-year housewares business, retail and housewares industry experts say...
Israel takes over West Bank town -- first in 16 months (01/22/02)
TULKAREM, West Bank -- Israeli troops searched homes and traded fire with Palestinians as the military took over an entire Palestinian town Monday, a first in 16 months of fighting and another blow to beleaguered Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Dozens of tanks rumbled through the streets of Tulkarem, emptied by a military curfew. ...
Aid groups offer little help in Afghanistan (01/22/02)
DASHTI-ARZANA, Afghanistan -- Children dug through the dusty, unforgiving soil around the Dashti-Arzana refugee camp on Monday for roots to use for firewood. Their mothers turned a few onions and murky water into a runny soup for dinner. Their fathers pleaded for international aid...
14 detainees on stretchers arrive at Cuban prison (01/22/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Fourteen battle-scarred detainees from the war in Afghanistan arrived on stretchers at this U.S. base Monday as new questions arose about the treatment and legal status of its inmates. In Los Angeles, a federal judge agreed to hear a petition from U.S. civil rights advocates, including former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, challenging the detentions of the al-Qaida and Taliban fighters at the Navy base in Guantanamo, Cuba...
Shoe bomb suspect sent e-mails before boarding flight (01/22/02)
PARIS -- The man accused of trying to blow up an American Airlines plane with bombs hidden in his sneakers spent hours sending e-mails before leaving Paris, the manager of a cybercafe said. Richard C. Reid, 28, visited the Happy Call cybercafe twice on Dec. 20, two days before boarding a Paris-Miami flight, the manager said. Days later, police confiscated the hard drives from eight computers at the cafe in a northern Paris, said the manager...
Gunmen kill 3 at U.S. cultural center in India (01/22/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Attackers opened fire at police officers guarding a U.S. government cultural center in Calcutta today, killing at least three people, police said. Seven others -- including six police and a private security guard -- were wounded. No one was in the building when the shootout occurred, police officials said...
Russia aims to limit U.S. missile defense (01/22/02)
MOSCOW -- Russia hopes to negotiate agreements that would put limits on the U.S. missile defense program, a senior general said in an interview released Monday. The statement by Col. Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky is the first official indication that Russia is trying to get restrictions on the U.S. missile shield, although Washington has shown no willingness to bend...
At least 30 die in Congo blast (01/22/02)
GOMA, Congo -- Lava touched off a massive explosion and a series of fireballs at a gas station Monday, killing at least 30 people scavenging for fuel. Still, residents picked their way across hardening slabs of lava, returning home to this town demolished by a volcanic eruption...
Officials - Money for Afghanistan needs guidance (01/22/02)
The Associated Press TOKYO -- A two-day conference on aid to Afghanistan closed Tuesday with pledges of more than $4.5 billion, but officials warned the challenge now is seeing the money gets to where it needs to go. Organizers said that more than $1.8 billion was earmarked for the current year. The remaining $2.7 billion would be distributed by the donors over the next several years...
Officials - Money for Afghanistan needs guidance (01/22/02)
TOKYO -- A two-day conference on aid to Afghanistan closed Tuesday with pledges of more than $4.5 billion, but officials warned the challenge now is seeing the money gets to where it needs to go. Organizers said that more than $1.8 billion was earmarked for the current year. The remaining $2.7 billion would be distributed by the donors over the next several years...
Kuper family submerges itself in local swimming scene (01/22/02)
Meet the Kupers, Southeast Missouri's first family of swimming. There's Lenny, the head coach of Notre Dame Regional High School's boys and girls swim teams. And there's Pat, his wife and the swim team's assistant coach. Then there are the children, Lindsay, 18, Jordan, 16, and Jameson, 14 -- all competitive swimmers. Lindsay and Jordan compete at Notre Dame, and Jameson with the Gators, a local swim club...
Hickman rolls past Jackson girls 58-34 (01/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Jackson Lady Indians (8-6) were outclassed by state-ranked Columbia Hickman at the King Classic Shootout 58-34 Monday night. "They're the best team we've played this year," said Jackson coach Ron Cook. "They have a good chance to be in the final four."...
Rams, Steelers look just super (01/22/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Bill Cowher's forte as a player was special teams. His area of expertise as an assistant coach was defense. So what did the Pittsburgh coach want to talk about Monday? The Steelers' offense. "We've always been a team that says, 'We're going to run the football.' There was never any question we could do that," Cowher said as he began preparation for Sunday's AFC title game against New England. ...
Blues claim ninth straight win (01/22/02)
BOSTON -- The St. Louis Blues are making other teams take notice as they climb the Western Conference standings. Bryce Salvador scored off a pass from Keith Tkachuk with 2:12 left in overtime Monday as the Blues won their franchise-record ninth consecutive game with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins...
Sports digest 1/22/02 (01/22/02)
College
  • Morehead State forward Ricky Minard scored 57 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to be named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week Monday. Minard, a sophomore, helped Morehead to victories last week over Ohio Dominican and Eastern Kentucky by hitting 18 of 31 field goals, seven of 14 3-pointers and all 14 of his free throw attempts...
  • 'Holy Buckets' - Martz forgets Faulk (01/22/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams were up 28, the clock was winding down, and Kurt Warner had a sore back and sore ribs. Yet he and Marshall Faulk were on the field to the finish in Sunday's playoff blowout over the Green Bay Packers. It's just the latest example of coach Mike Martz always, always, going for the jugular...
    Mets land Burnitz in big trade (01/22/02)
    NEW YORK -- The New York Mets pulled off a three-team, 11-player trade Monday night, acquiring Jeromy Burnitz from Milwaukee and sending Glendon Rusch to the Brewers and Todd Zeile to Colorado. The Mets completed an offseason overhaul of their offense, getting the slugging outfielder they had been seeking. Burnitz will fit into a lineup with newcomers Roberto Alomar, Mo Vaughn and Roger Cedeno...
    OSU pushes on one year after tragic plane crash (01/22/02)
    STILLWATER, Okla. -- Nearly a year later, the pain is still evident in Oklahoma State basketball players who lost teammates and friends in a plane crash. Andre Williams says he doesn't break down and cry as he did many times in the weeks after the Jan. 27, 2001, crash in Colorado. But he thinks often of his roommate, Dan Lawson, and the other nine men killed...
    Brawl breaks out at Lewis-Tyson news conference (01/22/02)
    AP Boxing WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis finally went at it Tuesday -- at a news conference, not in a ring. Tyson charged the WBC and IBF heavyweight champion right after the start of a conference called to announce their April 6 bout, and a brawl broke out on stage at the Hudson Theater...
    Hingis advances to semifinals of Australian Open (01/22/02)
    MELBOURNE, Australia -- Martina Hingis advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Tuesday by winning her hardest match of the tournament. Hingis beat 83rd-ranked Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-2, 6-3, and now has lost just 14 games in five matches. Serra Zanetti, in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time, made Hingis run and hit more winners. But the Italian offset them with errors...
    With snow, possibilities for amusement are endless (01/22/02)
    $$$Start hkronmueller Unlike a lot of people, I was sad to find the sun shining Monday morning. For a lot of people it meant a break from the cold, dreary days we have been seeing for the last week. But for me -- and I suspect hundreds of children who were home for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday -- the sun's presence in the sky meant one thing: certain doom for all of the snow creatures people worked so hard to build last weekend...
    Alan Jackson's new CD has hit song about Sept. 11 (01/22/02)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country music star Alan Jackson looks at his boots and skips a beat or two before talking. He looks uneasy. "Everybody's going on and on about this new song," he said. "I can see how it could put the pressure on you to continue to try to write on a level like that...
    Billy Bob's big year - Bandit, barber, executioner (01/22/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Billy Bob Thornton points out that his notoriety exceeds his clout in Hollywood, a place he finds bemusing, benumbing and generally at odds with the sort of work he wants to do. "There's a real common misconception that I'm like a big deal. I'm really not," Thornton said. "I'm a big deal only because of people like Roger Ebert, Jeffrey Lyons, Joel Siegel, critics like that. That's the only reason anybody ever hears about me."...
    Larry Womack (01/22/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Larry Joe Womack, 63, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the Union County Hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1938, in Berryville, Ill., to Amel and Pluma Ragain Womack. He married Glenda Roach on July 20, 1990, in Jonesboro. He did maintenance work at the Sunshine Inn in Anna, Ill., and was a member of the Lockard Chapel Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force...
    Harold Walker (01/22/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Harold E. Walker, 93, of Urbandale, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home of Cairo, Ill.
    Audra Jenkins (01/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Audra F. "Tick" Jenkins, 86, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1915, in Jackson, son of Pinkney Wills and Lula Mae Drum. She and the late L.C. Jack Jenkins were married Sept. 6, 1946. He died Sept. 28, 1990...
    Leon Halter (01/22/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Leon George Halter, 81, of Benton died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 1, 1921, at Benton, the son of Charles and Emma Schlitt Halter. He married Catherine Enderle on March 9, 1943, at Kelso, Mo...
    Leo Compas (01/22/02)
    Leo G. Compas Jr., 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 21, 1918, at New Hamburg, Mo., son of Leo H. Compas and Clara Diebold Compas. He and the late Rhoda Crump were married Nov. 9, 1940, at Cape Girardeau. She died March 7, 2000...
    Bessie Travelstead (01/22/02)
    Bessie E. "Betty" Travelstead, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 2, 1918, at Fostoria, Ohio, daughter of Lester E. Fisher and Myrtle Welker Fisher. She and the late Kline Sams were married June 6, 1945. She and the late Thurman M. Travelstead were married Aug. 28, 1993, at Cape Girardeau...
    Theodore Agin (01/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Theodore Agin, 77, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at the Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McComb's Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Michael Garner (01/22/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Michael Daniel Garner, 16, of Sikeston, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 10, 1985, in Sikeston, son of Chris Austin Garner and Julie Kay Harp Hays. He was a 10th-grade student at Sikeston High School and a member of Church on the Rock...
    Verna Kesler (01/22/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Verna Lee Kesler, 73, of Ullin, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. She was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Ullin, daughter of Vernon and Wilma Warren Crippen. She married Glenn "Bull" Kesler on Dec. 23, 1961. He died Aug. 6, 2001. She was a homemaker and a member of Ullin Baptist Church...
    Larry King (01/22/02)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Larry Eugene King, 49, of Cobden, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born March 17, 1952, in Anna, Ill., son of Fred Eugene and Betty Jean Smith King. He was a self-employed mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Susan King of Dongola, Ill.; two sons, Patrick Eugene King of Cobden and Tracy King of Dongola; his parents, Fred and Betty King of Cobden; a brother, Doug King of Cobden; and two grandchildren...
    Ray Lipe (01/22/02)
    Ray F. Lipe, 80, of Cape Girardeau, died Jan. 21, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    James Fox (01/22/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- James W. Fox, 71, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 4, 1930, in Anna, Ill., he was the son of Lawrence and Ethel Darnell Fox. On July 25, 1964, he was married to Mildred Pender...
    Betty Brugger (01/22/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Betty L. Brugger, age 71, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink will officiate...
    Mable Ann Baugher (01/22/02)
    Mable Ann Baugher, 77, of McClure, Ill., died Sunday, Jan., 20, 2002, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 23, 1924, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of John and Eva Goodman Verble. She married Dallas Baugher in 1943. He preceded her in death in 1979...
    Births 1/22/02 (01/22/02)
    Seabaugh Son to David Dwight and Lynda Ann Seabaugh of Jackson, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 3:58 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002. Name, Kyle Dwight. Weight, 7 pounds 10 ounces. First child. Mrs. Seabaugh is the former Lynda Muegge, daughter of Edward and Kathy Muegge of Florissant, Mo. She is a general accountant for TG Missouri. Seabuagh is the son of Milford and Dorothy Seabaugh of Jackson. He is a CPA for Beussink, Hey & Roe, P.C...
    Cape fire report 1/22 (01/22/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Jan. 22 Firefighters responded to these calls Monday:At 4:16 a.m., a medical assist at 608 Boxwood. At 7:45 a.m., a medical assist at 1669 Perryville Road. At 9:19 a.m., a medical assist at 1333 N. Sprigg St. At 10:35 a.m., a medical assist at 212 S. Kingshighway...
    Jackson fire report 1/22 (01/22/02)
    Jackson Tuesday, Jan. 22 Firefighters responded to this call on Sunday: A medical assist at Dallas Street.
    Out of the past 1/22/02 (01/22/02)
    10 years ago: Jan. 22, 1992 Cape Girardeau County and other parts of Southeast Missouri are included in four-state, 7,500-square-mile region that has wealth of untapped mineral resources, new study shows; study is designed to spark more exploration and use of mineral resources, something that would aid region's economy...
    Districts lose both younger, older teachers (01/22/02)
    As noted in a recent front-page story in the Southeast Missourian, Missouri's Public School Employee Retirement System results in the retirements of many teachers and administrators who are in their 50s. In some cases, these retired teachers, under the right circumstances, are eligible to receive 90 percent of their salary in pension payments. ...
    Service flags - Way to honor those who serve (01/22/02)
    After last Sept. 11, hundreds of thousands of Americans found ways to show their patriotism, mostly by putting up flags at their homes and businesses or finding other creative ways to use red, white and blue in public displays of support for the men and women in the U.S. armed forces...
    Afghan captives receive treatment that is humane (01/22/02)
    To the editor: As you read this, hundreds of detained radical Islamicists seethe with hatred toward their American captors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One can imagine the diabolical plots, even at the cost of their own lives, they would initiate in order to kill just one of their captors...
    Former user urges children to keep off drugs (01/22/02)
    To the editor: My name is Chris Locklear. Some of you may remember me as being the one who jumped from the burning apartment building. I want all you kids out there to pay attention to me. If it hadn't been for drugs in my life, this would never have happened. ...
    Add valet parking to tuition -- who would notice? (01/22/02)
    To the editor: I read about the parking situation at Southeast Missouri State University and the individual who said he drove 30 minutes to get to school and had to walk another 10 minutes to get to class. I have a solution that might be considered: Let the university provide valet parking for its students and add the cost to overall tuition. The cost of tuition seems to go up every year, and who would notice?...
    Economic terrorists still roam freely (01/22/02)
    To the editor: While we are intensely focused on eliminating world terrorism, there is another insidious force at work among us: economic terrorism. Its practitioners continue to roam freely among us in the cloak of social respectability performing their black art...
    Speak Out A 01/22/02 (01/22/02)
    Out-of-state taxation MISSOURI WILL get more than its fair share of money earned out of state. I am a retired educator living in Missouri. Not one penny of my income was made in Missouri, but I have to pay income taxes on it. Missing ingredient FOR THE Republicans, the Enron case will not be a big deal because it has nothing to do with sex...
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