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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Extra turn lane opens off I-55 in Scott City (01/29/02)
By Mark Bliss Southeast Missourian An extra left turn lane from southbound Interstate 55 into Scott City opened Monday, a project aimed at keeping interstate traffic from backing up during the evening rush hour. But some Scott City residents, including Mayor Tim Porch, see the construction as a stop-gap measure rather than a long-term solution...
United We Read starts Friday (01/29/02)
One city, one book, one month. The bookmarks being distributed by the organizers of United We Read succinctly state what is about to take place in February, when Cape Girardeau will become one big book club reading John Grisham's "A Painted House."...
Super Bowl trip makes Rams wear a hit again (01/29/02)
DEMAND FOR NO. 13 By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian Owners of area sports stores report that Southeast Missouri football fans are as eager to purchase Rams' memorabilia as they were two years ago when their favorite team won the Super Bowl...
Association marks 10 years of business recruitment (01/29/02)
The Cape Girardeau Area Industrial Recruitment Association, founded a decade ago, has provided recruitment services for 29 new or expanded businesses in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City areas. The group celebrated its accomplishments Monday, marking the association's 10th anniversary...
Association marks 10 years of business recruitment (01/29/02)
By B. Ray Owen Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau Area Industrial Recruitment Association, founded a decade ago, has provided recruitment services for 29 new or expanded businesses in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City areas. The group celebrated its accomplishments Monday, marking the association's 10th anniversary...
Extra turn lane opens off I-55 in Scott City (01/29/02)
An extra left turn lane from southbound Interstate 55 into Scott City opened Monday, a project aimed at keeping interstate traffic from backing up during the evening rush hour. But some Scott City residents, including Mayor Tim Porch, see the construction as a stop-gap measure rather than a long-term solution...
Cape man pleads guilty to manufacture of meth (01/29/02)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Patrick W. Scholl, 31, of 1537 North Water Street, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines for two felony drug charges. With his plea, Scholl admitted that on May 5 he was working on a batch of methamphetamine and that police caught him when they searched his car on May 30...
Subcommittee, ad hoc panel to meet on names (01/29/02)
Cape Girardeau School District Superintendent Dan Steska went into Monday night's school board meeting thinking the board would decide on the names for the new fifth- through eighth-grade centers that will open next fall. But by the end of the meeting the only thing the board members agreed upon was that they didn't agree on any of the names except Central Junior High School for the seventh- and eighth-grade center...
Reservist from Jackson interrogates terrorists (01/29/02)
GOING TO GUANTANAMO BAY By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian An Arabic-speaking U.S. Army reservist from Jackson, Mo., has joined a military intelligence unit at Camp X-Ray in Cuba, where 158 captured detainees in the war on terrorism are being held...
United We Read discussion schedule (01/29/02)
  • Feb. 1 Location: Port Cape Time: 5:30 p.m. Leader: Pam Spradling Feb. 4 Location: Barnes & Noble Time: 7-8 p.m. Leaders: Bill Springer, Julia Jorgensen...
  • United We Read starts Friday (01/29/02)
    Southeast Missourian One city, one book, one month. The bookmarks being distributed by the organizers of United We Read succinctly state what is about to take place in February, when Cape Girardeau will become one big book club reading John Grisham's "A Painted House."...
    Imagination and fantasy - Library begins winter reading program (01/29/02)
    Read any good books lately? The Cape Girardeau Public Library has plenty to suggest if you haven't. The library kicked off its winter reading program for children and adults Monday. The program ends March 30. The themes for all three are dragon-related and pictures and artwork of the creatures adorn the library's walls...
    No column today (01/29/02)
    Heidi Hall's column, "Stranger than Fiction," does not appear today. It will return next week.
    White House invites Cape couple to attend State of the Union sp (01/29/02)
    Rhoda Reeves' friends and relatives were glued to Tuesday's State of the Union address, hoping for a glimpse of the Cape Girardeau entrepreneur who was one of the president's special guests. Suddenly, she appeared on C-SPAN for a brief moment, smiling in approval and applauding with gusto...
    Rape bill passes hurdle in House (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave initial approval Monday to legislation allowing prosecutors to press charges in rape and sodomy cases no matter how old the crime. The bill has been listed as a priority by numerous lawmakers who want to reverse the effects of a state appeals court ruling prohibiting charges more than three years after the offense...
    Pharmacies back new tax to boost Medicaid money (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Pharmacies are supporting an effort to tax themselves as a way to boost Medicaid funding and their own state subsidies for serving the poor and disabled. The proposed tax is similar to an existing tax on hospitals and nursing homes...
    Toddler, 3, found hanging from tree (01/29/02)
    ST. PETERS, Mo. -- A 3-year-old suburban St. Louis boy has died after apparently accidentally hanging himself from a tree. A playmate found Cody Miller Sunday afternoon at a tree in the backyard of his home in St. Peters, about 30 miles west of St. Louis. Cody's grandfather cut the rope and administered CPR, but the child was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital...
    Senate considers tax-deferral idea (01/29/02)
    By Marc Powers Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the General Assembly searches for ways to protect homeowners from rising property taxes, one lawmaker has offered a potential solution that is at least drawing high marks for being innovative...
    Newspaper group to move national office to Missouri (01/29/02)
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Newspaper Association has said it would move its headquarters to Columbia, Mo., site of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The newspaper association also said it had reached an agreement with American PressWorks Inc. of Arlington, Va., to operate an NNA office in the Washington, D.C., area...
    Arraignment set in missing boy case (01/29/02)
    TROY, Mo. -- Arraignment will be Feb. 5 for an eastern Missouri man accused of lying to authorities when he said two brothers made him kill an 11-year-old boy a decade ago. Joshua Spangler, 23, appeared Monday for a preliminary hearing on a felony perjury charge. In June, Spangler said he shot and killed 11-year-old Arlin Henderson of Moscow Mills in 1991, but only because he was forced to at gunpoint by brothers George and Chuckie Gibson...
    Clemson University lets citizens join in class on terrorism (01/29/02)
    CLEMSON, S.C. -- Within five miles of Bob and Ellen Rochford's home sits one of South Carolina's seven nuclear power plants considered a possible terrorist target. Like so many in their quiet retirement community in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Rochfords want to know more about their safety since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
    Cole County prosecutor won't run again (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cole County prosecutor Richard Callahan, who brought charges against numerous elected officials over the past 15 years, said Monday he will not seek re-election this year. Callahan, 54, did not say what he would do next and declined to comment about whether he would make a bid to succeed Circuit Judge Byron Kinder, who is not running for re-election this November...
    Veterans increasingly seek unclaimed medals from records center (01/29/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- When his time in the U.S. Navy came to an end, John E. Clark Sr. didn't wait around for his Distinguished Flying Cross. He just wanted to get home. "My most exciting time in the Navy was when they handed me those discharge papers," said Clark, a veteran of World War II...
    Computer expert studies Mars scientists in Arctic (01/29/02)
    PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Computer expert William J. Clancey tags along when NASA researchers visit a crater 500 miles from the North Pole to explore its Mars-like environment. "The scientists are studying the crater, the geology and biology of this land, and I'm studying the scientists," Clancey says...
    Budget chief - State tax funds drop dramatically (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State tax revenues fell sharply during the first few weeks of January, causing concern for state budget officials as Missouri enters its annual income tax season. "For the first three weeks of January, we have seen a dramatic drop in general revenue collections. It's a little disturbing," state budget director Brian Long told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday...
    Missouri Gas lowers rates (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Natural gas customers of Missouri Gas Energy should see lower bills due to a rate cut taking effect Friday. A typical residential customer should save about $20, or 3 percent, for the remainder of the winter when compared to the rates in effect, the state Public Service Commission said Monday...
    Region digest 1/29/02 (01/29/02)
    Cape man pleads guilty to meth charge A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Patrick W. Scholl, 31, of 1537 N. Water St. faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines for two felony drug charges...
    Mississippi pastor, four family members die in house fire (01/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterFLORENCE, Miss. (AP) -- A Baptist minister who established a new church in this town four months ago died along with his wife and three sons Tuesday when fire swept through their rural home. Bodies of the Rev. Sammy J. McDonald, 41, his wife, Patricia Ann, 36, and their sons, James Lowrey, 13, Allen, 12, and Reese, 7, were discovered when firefighters arrived during the early morning hours and found the home engulfed in flames...
    Portageville man sentenced on firearms charge (01/29/02)
    A Portageville, Mo., man was sentenced Monday eight and a half years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Buddy W. Newsom, 36, appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, charged as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm...
    St. Louis area to get aquarium (01/29/02)
    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Plans for a new $55 million aquarium in suburban St. Louis were announced Tuesday, an aquarium that officials say will serve as a "world class showcase." The World Aquarium is expected to open in 2004 at Hanley Road and Highway 40 in Richmond Heights, just west of St. Louis. Plans call for an 80,000-square-foot facility on more than two acres...
    Senate considers tax-deferral idea (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the General Assembly searches for ways to protect homeowners from rising property taxes, one lawmaker has offered a potential solution that is at least drawing high marks for being innovative. State Sen. Wayne Goode, D-Normandy, is sponsoring legislation that would allow many homeowners age 62 and older to defer paying property taxes on their residences until they die or sell the property...
    Perryville man to appear in court on charges he molested girls (01/29/02)
    A Perryville man is scheduled to appear today in court to answer charges of child molestation. Walter Alex Jones of Perryville was arrested Jan. 17 on three counts of first-degree child molestation, statutory sodomy, third-degree assault and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
    Maxwell gears up for battle over cuts (01/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell is rallying tourism leaders to fight Gov. Bob Holden's proposed 29 percent budget cut for the Division of Tourism. Holden has recommended an appropriation $5.3 million below this year's funding for the agency responsible for advertising Missouri as a vacation destination. Tourism already has been declining after the Sept. 11 attacks and because of a softened economy...
    Dow tumbles nearly 250 points (01/29/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors showed a growing lack of faith in corporate America's accounting practices Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials tumbling nearly 250 points on worries that more companies might be vulnerable to bookkeeping scandals...
    Bush speech- 'We will prevail in war, defeat this recession' (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Tuesday night that tens of thousands of terrorists still threaten America -- "ticking time bombs, set to go off" -- and promised to stalk them across the globe. In his first State of the Union address, he pledged a battle of equal vigor to revive the ailing economy...
    Aisle say - Know-it-all grocery cart may be in shoppers' future (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- You swipe your savings card against a screen mounted on a supermarket shopping cart. As you move about the store, the screen flashes ads for products you usually buy, notes that you haven't bought toothpaste in six months and provides recipes and health information...
    Bank robber takes hostages in Southern California holdup (01/29/02)
    ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) -- A bank robber took at least seven people hostage inside the building Tuesday, police said. The area around the Cathay Bank was cordoned off and hostage negotiators tried to contact the gunman. A silent alarm was triggered inside the bank at 9:25 a.m., police said...
    Helicopter crash, forklift accident injure 21 U.S. soldiers (01/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Twenty-one U.S. soldiers deployed to the war in Afghanistan were injured in two accidents, and one of them was evacuated to Europe for treatment, the Pentagon said Tuesday. On Monday, 16 were injured in a helicopter crash and five were hit by a forklift...
    Bush promises Karzai aid, says no to U.S. peacekeepers (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush promised Afghan leader Hamid Karzai a "lasting partnership" including economic aid and training for a national military on Monday but turned aside a request for U.S. troops as part of a peacekeeping force. Americans will help build a new Afghanistan "free from terror, free from war and free from want," Bush told Karzai as the tri-colored flag of the visitor flew in the White House Rose Garden for the first time in nearly four decades...
    Conservatives put pressure on GOP to balance budget (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- House conservatives looking ahead to the November elections are trying to persuade Republican congressional leaders to produce a balanced budget, but are so far being met with skepticism. The campaign comes as President Bush prepares to submit a $2.1 trillion budget to Congress next week that projects an $80 billion deficit for next year. The last budget to propose an annual deficit was submitted in February 1997 by President Clinton...
    Navy sub in third mishap in a year (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Navy is investigating the third incident at sea within a year involving the USS Greeneville, the submarine that smashed into a Japanese fishing boat and killed nine people. The submarine collided with the amphibious transport ship USS Ogden Sunday off the coast of Oman as the ships were preparing to transfer two sailors, Pentagon officials said Monday...
    World digest 01/29/02 (01/29/02)
    Ecuador plane crashes along Colombian border QUITO, Ecuador -- An Ecuadorean jetliner carrying 94 people, including seven children, crashed in Colombia on Monday in the fogbound mountains of the Andes. The Boeing 727-100 from Ecuador's TAME airline originated in the capital, Quito, and was headed to the Ecuadorean border city of Tulcan, 110 miles to the northeast. Its flight plan took it over the Colombian city of Ipiales, the airline said...
    Nation digest 01/29/02 (01/29/02)
    Home-sales record powered by low rates WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes climbed to an all-time high last year even as the country was mired in a recession. Low mortgage rates helped to motivate Americans to make such a big purchase. The Commerce Department reported Monday that a record 900,000 new single-family homes were sold in 2001, a testimony to the resiliency of the housing market, one of the economy's few bright spots...
    Missourians in Congress join in economic debate (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A month after partisan bickering blocked measures aimed at stimulating the economy, Missourians in Congress greeted the president's State of the Union address Tuesday with renewed resolve to beat back the recession. Several Missourians highlighted Bush's support for small business tax cuts...
    Prune burgers pass, broccoli guacamole fails in taste tests (01/29/02)
    WASHINGTON Hey, kids! Want a prune burger for lunch? Or how about sweet potato pancakes for breakfast? The government is trying out new products on finicky fifth- and sixth-grade taste testers in an effort to find new ways to use surplus fruits and vegetables in school lunch and breakfast menus...
    Web offers trek to find ice worms (01/29/02)
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Armed with a sophisticated ice borer, professor Daniel Shain went hunting on Byron Glacier for a scientific treasure -- the tiny, fragile ice worm. "We know there are millions of worms on Byron Glacier in the summertime and unless they migrate to Florida or something, there aren't too many other places they could be," the Rutgers University professor said over the weekend, as he prepared to tackle the glacier about 50 miles southeast of Anchorage...
    Kidney disease and gangrene killed Herod (01/29/02)
    BALTIMORE -- King Herod, the bloodthirsty Judean ruler who reputedly tried to kill the infant Jesus, died an excruciating death, brought on by kidney disease and finished off by gangrene, a medical sleuth said. "It's a very unpleasant way to die," said Dr. Philip Mackowiak, the director of the Historical Clinicopathological Conference at the University of Maryland medical school...
    FBI investigating claims broker stole $100 million from clients (01/29/02)
    CLEVELAND -- A stockbroker suspected of stealing as much as $100 million from clients reportedly told authorities before he disappeared that lax supervision made it possible for him to misappropriate money over a 15-year period. Frank Gruttadauria, 45, disappeared Jan. 11. The FBI said Monday that the agency had not yet found him...
    Saudis want citizens at base returned home (01/29/02)
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Saudi Arabia said Monday that more than 100 of its citizens are in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, making Saudis by far the largest group of terrorist suspects detained on this remote U.S. naval base. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef urged the United States to turn over the Saudi detainees for interrogation at home. ...
    Israeli leader pledges victory over terrorism (01/29/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised a victory over terrorism to his battered people on Monday, as his police deployed on sidewalks and rooftops in Jerusalem, scene of recent bloody attacks. An 81-year-old Israeli man killed Sunday in a bombing in Jerusalem's hard-hit downtown was buried Monday. ...
    Afghan's search for aid reveals a cruel reality (01/29/02)
    HAZRAT SULTAN, Afghan-istan -- Hundreds of Afghan villagers drawn by promises of aid are now living in dank burrows dug into the hard tan soil, like tombs over this riverbank plateau. It's a cruel reality: Afghans roaming the country in search of help end up in greater misery because of the difficulty of providing food and shelter to a population on the move...
    Assessing Afghanistan's security a growing concern (01/29/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- An explosion jolts the U.S. Embassy grounds and Marines who rush to investigate find a land mine lying nearby. A few nights later, another blast roars at the embassy and it turns out to be only a cat setting off a warning device...
    U.S. forces end al-Qaida occupation of hospital (01/29/02)
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan troops backed by U.S. Special Forces wearing "I love New York" buttons lobbed grenades into hospital Monday then stormed the burning ward, killing all six al-Qaida gunmen in a firefight. The gunmen, who had holed up there for nearly two months, had repeatedly refused to surrender...
    Refrigerator mountain side effect of environmental rules (01/29/02)
    LONDON -- Protecting the ozone layer has spawned a chilling new menace to the English countryside -- abandoned refrigerators. Residents say unsightly dumps of old appliances have sprouted across the land since people began secretly abandoning them in fields after European environmental regulations took effect Jan. ...
    Hundreds of bodies pulled from canal after explosions (01/29/02)
    LAGOS, Nigeria -- As onlookers wept and wailed, hundreds of bodies were pulled out of a canal in Nigeria's largest city Monday after they drowned while trying to flee explosions at an army weapons depot. Many victims apparently didn't realize how deep the water was and drowned when they ran and drove vehicles into the Oke Afa drainage canal in Lagos, witnesses said. They were fleeing explosions at the city's Ikeja military base, which propelled shrapnel and shock waves for miles Sunday night...
    Israeli army raids Palestinian village in West Bank (01/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterARTAS, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli troops backed by tanks raided this Palestinian village in the West Bank early Tuesday, arresting three suspected militants. Six Palestinians were hurt in clashes, officials and witnesses said...
    Cape Central girls claim big win over Doniphan (01/29/02)
    The Cape Girardeau Central girls basketball team notched an impressive victory Monday night as the host Lady Tigers defeated a solid Doniphan squad 65-50. Central (12-6) outscored Doniphan 17-9 in the third quarter to expand a 30-23 halftime lead. Sarah Hyslop had a big game for the Lady Tigers with 28 points. Alex Wieser added 10 points...
    Young Tigers' trials test McCord (01/29/02)
    Losing and Derek McCord do not make good bedfellows. That's why Cape Central athletic director Terry Kitchen appeared eager last spring to make the successful Scott City coach head of a struggling Tiger program. It's also why the first-year coach didn't get to sleep until 3 a.m. Wednesday, an 84-67 loss to Doniphan gnawing at him. The game, coupled with a loss to Poplar Bluff two days later, left McCord's Tigers at 4-14 overall and 0-5 in the SEMO Conference...
    Important road stretch ahead for Southeast (01/29/02)
    If the season ended today, Southeast Missouri State University's Indians would not qualify for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time since coach Gary Garner took over the program. In order for that to change, the Indians will have to turn around their struggling season on the road as they play their next four games away from the Show Me Center, beginning Thursday night against Tennessee State...
    Kansas explodes past MU 105-73 (01/29/02)
    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Drew Gooden had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Kirk Hinrich added 23 points Monday night as No. 2 Kansas beat No. 22 Missouri 105-73 after leading by only one point at halftime. Gooden's 16th double-double of the season came in front of Allen Fieldhouse's loudest crowd of the season...
    Owners say Twins, Expos only targets for contraction (01/29/02)
    NEW YORK -- With contraction all but dead for this winter, baseball management told the players' association that Montreal and Minnesota were the only teams under consideration for elimination before opening day. Owners voted on Nov. 6 to eliminate two teams but did not identify them, and contraction has been on hold since Nov. 16, when a Minnesota judge issued an injunction that forces the Twins to honor their 2002 lease at the Metrodome...
    Rams arrive in New Orleans heavily favored to beat Patriots (01/29/02)
    NEW ORLEANS -- The St. Louis Rams aren't impressed with the oddsmakers. They even think it's unfair that their opponents in Sunday's Super Bowl, the New England Patriots, are 14 1-2-point underdogs. They felt the same way when the line against Green Bay was 11 points...
    Sports digest 1/29/02 (01/29/02)
    College
  • The Southeast Missouri State University women's tennis team opened its 2002 schedule by losing two indoor matches over the weekend, 7-0 at Missouri on Sunday and 6-1 at St. Louis on Saturday. Southeast's lone victory was by sophomore Kay Ehlke, who defeated SLU's Rebecca Steer 6-2, 6-3. The Otahkians won no other sets the entire weekend...
  • NFL makes sure game is super secure (01/29/02)
    NEW ORLEANS -- At this year's Super Bowl, even the high rollers will be walking. So much in America has changed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and America's biggest sporting event is no exception. Security is priority No. 1 in New Orleans this week. It means the limousines that normally overtake a Super Bowl city, shuttling the hordes of big names and big spenders who infiltrate each year, will be parked on Super Sunday. That includes the guy who's throwing the party...
    Video late fee a lesson in political correctness (01/29/02)
    $$$Start hkronmueller I understand the importance of being nondiscriminatory, but I think the use of politically correct terms has gotten out of control. I went to a local video store recently to rent a movie. When I got to the check-out, I gave my card to the 20-something man behind the counter...
    William Clark (01/29/02)
    GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- William Russell Clark, 84, of Grand Chain died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at the South Crest Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill.
    Guy Weeks (01/29/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Guy Weeks, 91, of Dongola died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Marion, Ky., son of Frederick Lee and Manie Lenore Riley Weeks. He and Verda Nunn were married in June 1933. She died Dec. 2, 1999...
    Bonnie Sweet (01/29/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Bonnie Sweet, 82, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 10, 1919, in Anna, daughter of Roy and Ollie Bridgeman. She married Carl Jackson Sweet in Anna. He died in 1960. Sweet retired as a stenographer with Illinois Department of Public Aid. She was a member of Anna Church of the Nazarene...
    Cleaster Townsend (01/29/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Cleaster "Red" Townsend, 64, of Charleston died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born April 9, 1937, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of Cornelous and Gladys Rhodes McCauley. She married Cubie Lee Townsend June 24, 1960...
    Gilbert Richter (01/29/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Gilbert M. Richter, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Louise Parker (01/29/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Louise Parker, 65, of Ullin died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Mounds, Ill., daughter of Calvin and Rosie Neillus Wilson. She married Leslie "Bubby" Parker June 2, 1954. He died Dec. 19, 1994...
    Joyce Churchill (01/29/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Joyce Churchill, 76, of Dongola died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Clarence and Genevieve Lingenfelter Brown. Churchill was an accountant 42 years with Southern Illinois Electric Co-op. She was a member of First Baptist Church...
    Ruby Welker (01/29/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Welker, 85, of Marble Hill died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Eldercare. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, at Mayfield, Mo., daughter of Cleveland and Ida Hanners Hale. She and Bennett Welker were married Feb. 24, 1935. He died May 13, 1990...
    Romona Shock (01/29/02)
    Romona J. Shock, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of Jessie Mae Hill Cora. She and Lester Ates were married in July 1947. He died Dec. 2, 1968...
    Gertrude Ruethling (01/29/02)
    Gertrude M. Ruethling, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born April 12, 1910, in Mineral Point, Wis., daughter of Fred and Katherine Fischer Marr. She and Clarence Ruethling were married April 22, 1939, in Chicago. He died Nov. 18, 1977...
    James Burnham (01/29/02)
    MARION, Ill. -- James Russell Burnham, 54, of Marion died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at the Carbondale Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born March 1, 1947, in Marion. He married Norma Rushing. She survives at Ocala, Fla.. He was a member of the Living Waters Pentecostal Church in Metropolis, Ill. He had worked for the Massac Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service for several years...
    Arthur Rhodes (01/29/02)
    DELTA, Mo. -- Longtime Delta businessman Arthur Ray Rhodes, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Feb. 15, 1939, at Millersville, Mo., son of Charles J. and Esther Estes Rhodes. Rhodes owned and operated Rhodes Grocery, SEMO Produce and SEMO Brokerage more than 30 years...
    Patsy Fitzgerald (01/29/02)
    Patsy Joe Fitzgerald, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 9, 1930, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Charlie and Cora Lee Sanders Trout. She married Reginal "Pete" Fitzgerald May 3, 1967, at Morehouse, Mo. He died May 30, 1995...
    Patrick Regan Jr. (01/29/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Patrick Joseph Regan Jr. of Sikeston will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Stephen Schneider will officiate. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery. Regan, 65, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Sikeston Health Care...
    Births 1/29/02 (01/29/02)
    Macke Daughter to Christopher Paul and Angela Sue Macke of Carterville, Ill., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:16 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001. Name, Sydney Grace. Weight, 8 pounds 5 ounces. First child. Mrs. Macke is the former Angela Walter, daughter of Michael Walter of Cape Girardeau and Jean Walter of Saginaw, Mich. Macke is the son of Paul Macke and Jo Ann Knoll of Jackson, Mo. He is serving in the U.S. Navy...
    Cape police report 01/29/02 (01/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Jan. 29 DWIMatthew John-Daniel Tarrants, 20, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. ArrestsJohn A. Parker, 24, 401 Park, was arrested Sunday for assault and leaving the scene of an accident...
    Cape fire report 1/29 (01/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Jan. 29 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 7:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 9:01 a.m., an emergency medical service at 609 Sylvan Lane...
    Out of the past 1/29/02 (01/29/02)
    10 years ago: Jan. 29, 1992 Jackson - Citing increasing threat to financial and economic stability of district, Jackson School Board yesterday voted unanimously to seek voter approval of 35-cent increase in tax levy on April 7; according to Superintendent Wayne Maupin, 35-cent levy would take district out of deficit spending trend, and allow it to maintain current staff and academic programs...
    Clarification 01/29/01 (01/29/02)
    Severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service Forecast Station in Paducah, Ky., can be received at 162.550 FM on National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios in the Cape Girardeau area. That information was omitted from Monday's article about the StormReady program and Cape Girardeau County...
    Corrections 1/29/02 (01/29/02)
  • Emerson Elementary School in Cairo, Ill., was built during the 1966 school year. Bennett Elementary was built in 1948 and Cairo Junior High School was built in 1949. The ages of the schools were incorrect in stories in the Jan. 17 and 25 editions and in an editorial Saturday...
  • Focus on business, accounting practices (01/29/02)
    Understanding all the ins and outs of the collapse of Enron Corp. appears to be beyond even the grasp of financial experts who closely followed the giant utility company. And it's certainly a dark hole for the many politicians who want to turn Enron into a bull's eye for this contentious campaign year...
    AT&T - Smart choice to drop 900 numbers (01/29/02)
    When telephone numbers starting with the prefix 900 first came on the scene, their potential was viewed as a boon to businesses that wanted to offer services for which consumers would pay through phone charges. As is happening with the Internet, a new communications tool intended for legitimate purposes was quickly taken over by shadier profiteers, mainly related to raw sex or psychic bamboozling...
    Cuts not offered by governor or legislators (01/29/02)
    To the editor: Gov. Bob Holden and the legislators in Jefferson City are up to their old tricks again. The Jan. 25 editorial was right on target. As of this date, I have not read where even one of our state legislators has called for a tax reduction, a reduction in red tape or a reduction in the state bureaucracy. Tax and spend is the order of the day...
    Cairo's schools adequate; city is overtaxed (01/29/02)
    To the editor: I grew up in Cairo, Ill., and graduated from Cairo High School in 1960. The schools you mention in your Jan. 25 article concerning the school bond issue are not over 100 years old. In fact, two of them are under 50 years old, Emerson and Bennett. ...
    Speak Out A 01/29/02 (01/29/02)
    The smell test I SMELL a whitewash when 85 percent of the congressional investigators of Enron received contributions from them or the Arthur Anderson accounting firm. It won't work A CAREFULLY orchestrated Speak Out campaign will not fool Cape citizens into believing the local populace supports the anti-progressive and obstructionist efforts of Jim Drury to forever retard the completion of the River Campus specifically and the renaissance of downtown Cape in general...
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