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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2002

'Where is it?' photo cinch for some, not others (01/31/02)
Last week's "Where is it?" photo was more of a puzzler than the previous week's scene at the Marquette Hotel on our community page. Perhaps the clue of "look up as you go in" may have stumped some people. Only three people identified the intriguing mural that graces the ceiling of the entrance to Hecht's store in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Making peace with death (01/31/02)
Facing death, either one's own or that of a close relative or friend, can be the crisis that leads someone to faith. Churches and other faith communities are often quick to respond with support and prayers at times of death. Yet, surveys and studies have shown that ministers and leaders of congregations often are ill-prepared to deal with all the issues surrounding care for the seriously ill and dying...
Ports' state subsidies may run dry (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Without money from the state rainy day fund, Missouri's river ports could lose out on any state funding for the upcoming fiscal year. In his proposed budget for the Department of Transportation, Gov. Bob Holden deleted spending for the department's port authority assistance program as part of his efforts to deliver a balanced budget. However, Holden included $400,488 for ports in the $135 million in spending he hopes to preserve by tapping the state's rainy day fund...
Washington and back in 24 hours (01/31/02)
An exuberant Rhoda Reeves returned to Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, gushing about her whirlwind visit to Washington. Reeves and her husband, Glenn, were there for Tuesday's State of the Union address. She watched from five seats behind Laura Bush, and he watched on a television in a White House executive office...
Lone Star permit revisions aired (01/31/02)
Sunday school superintendent Thomas D. White came to the Cape Girardeau Public Library Wednesday night to find out whether his congregation's health could be threatened by changes Lone Star Industries wants to make in its cement-making process. Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries is located near the plant on South Sprigg Street...
Senior drug benefits hit home for Emerson (01/31/02)
President George Bush's call for drug benefits for America's elderly has grabbed the attention of local senior citizens burdened with the high cost of prescription pills. It's a battle cry that U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson wants to hear in Washington these days...
Child smuggling ring discovered near Mexico City (01/31/02)
MEXICO CITY -- Six Salvadoran infants -- victims of an alleged child-smuggling ring -- were found living in deplorable conditions at a house outside Mexico City, police said Wednesday. Six other children were found in Los Angeles, they said. Police said they uncovered the suspected smuggling ring when officers grew suspicious of two women accompanying six children, ages 9 to 11, at Tijuana International Airport Monday...
Stowaways die in Arizona (01/31/02)
The Associated Press WILLCOX, Ariz. -- Five Mexicans who had apparently stowed away in a railroad coal car were found dead Wednesday when the coal was dumped onto a conveyor belt at an Arizona power plant. Investigators have not determined whether the men were illegal immigrants, sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas...
Relatives of airline crash victims go to mountains (01/31/02)
CUMBAL, Colombia -- Army troops warded off looters who trekked Wednesday to the site where an Ecuadorean airliner crashed into a remote volcano in the Colombian Andes and tried to hold back grieving relatives of the 92 people killed in the crash. The Boeing 727-100 broke into pieces, most no more than 5-feet long, when it slammed into the fog-covered mountainside on Monday and exploded. Authorities said there were no survivors, and few bodies have been found intact...
Local man has special history at home and abroad (01/31/02)
Max Neville remembers the first football kickoff in Houck Stadium. He should. He caught the ball. "That was Oct. 3, 1930," said Neville, a native Southern Illinoisan who had moved to Cape Girardeau in 1923, just before the Mississippi River Bridge opened...
Community driefs 1/31 (01/31/02)
Submitted photo Lloyd Phillips posed with his tree. Giant beech recognized by Illinois DNR A giant American beech tree located near McClure, Ill., has been named a Champion Big Tree by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The tree is owned by Lloyd Phillips of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., and is located on the Phillips farm at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest...
SEMO administrator to retire at year's end (01/31/02)
Dr. Pauline Fox, vice president of administration and enrollment management at Southeast Missouri State University, will retire Dec. 31. Fox's retirement was announced at a meeting of Southeast's top administrators on Wednesday. A 24-year employee of Southeast, Fox has served in her current position since July 1999. ...
Park Avenue parking woes prompt residents' petition (01/31/02)
It's called Park Avenue, not Parking Lot. But try telling that to those who live there. One night, Amanda Johnson couldn't fit her silver Mustang through the parked cars. Kathleen Patton is scared about what would happen if there were a fire. Residents who live on Park Avenue have had troubles getting in and out of their driveways for months...
Lawmaker accuses Holden of 'budget blackmail' (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House members accused Gov. Bob Holden of "budget blackmail" and shortsightedness Wednesday for proposing to tap into state savings to fund psychiatric and drug abuse treatments. Holden's proposed $19 billion budget depends on the unprecedented use of $135 million from the state's budget reserve fund to pay for state services...
Senators praise, warn new commissioners (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate panel endorsed the confirmation of three new transportation commissioners Wednesday while subtly threatening that if they act too politically, lawmakers might seek to abolish the commission. Some legislators, especially rural Republicans, have been critical of past commissioners for shifting road money away from rural Missouri and toward the state's two biggest cities...
State likely to get $80 million (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is likely to get up to $80 million in federal money to improve its ability to respond to terrorist attacks, the state's top security official said Wednesday. About $15 million, expected by late summer, will be earmarked for helping the state confront bioterrorism threats, state homeland security adviser Tim Daniel told a House appropriations committee...
Teen denies aiming BB gun at officer (01/31/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A teen-ager has denied reports from Kansas City police officers that he pointed a BB gun that looked real just before he was shot in the chin. The 15-year-old, whose name has not been released because of his age, received 10 stitches to his chin following the incident last month. He was charged with assaulting an officer...
Senate gives initial approval to changes in rape measure (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Rape victims would need documentation of an attack around the time it occurred in order for their cases to be prosecuted years later, according to a Senate bill revised Wednesday. The legislation would give prosecutors unlimited time to file charges in rape and sodomy cases. ...
Open container bill derailed (01/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation to ban open containers of alcohol in vehicles is dead, at least for the moment, in the Senate. The bill's sponsor, state Sen. Morris Westfall, withdrew the measure after opponents successfully attached an amendment that would require proof that a person was intoxicated before they could be cited for an open container violation...
More than 100,000 lose electricity as ice storm hits KC area (01/31/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- More than 270,000 customers lost power in the Kansas City area after a major winter storm burdened trees, power lines and roads with heavy ice. Kansas City Power & Light spokesman Tom Robinson called the storm "easily the worst" in the city's history. "We need our customers to be prepared that this could last several days...
Holden declares state of emergency in KC, northern Missouri (01/31/02)
Associated Press WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's governor and Kansas City's mayor signed emergency declarations Thursday after a fierce winter storm iced power lines and trees and dumped heavy snow across northwestern Missouri...
Bluff woman gets prison in rape of boy (01/31/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff woman was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday on a statutory rape charge involving a 13-year-old boy. Circuit Judge W. Robert Cope sentenced Kristy Noel Burton, 28, to the Missouri Department of Corrections...
Bush administration allows states to call fetus 'unborn child' (01/31/02)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A developing fetus may be classified as an "unborn child" eligible for government health care, the Bush administration said Thursday, giving low-income women access to prenatal care and bolstering the arguments of abortion opponents...
Stocks higher on renewed confidence in economy (01/31/02)
AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street gained momentum Thursday, surging higher for the second straight day on the Federal Reserve's positive outlook for the economy. The Dow Jones industrials rose by triple digits, bringing its two-day advance to more than 300 points...
GAO will file suit to get Cheney's papers on energy (01/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Congressional investigators told the White House on Wednesday they would sue to make officials reveal who met with President Bush's energy task force -- but would first give him a chance to review his decision not to surrender the information...
Missouri lawmakers weigh in on 'axis of evil' remark (01/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- There was no mistaking President Bush when he named North Korea, Iran and Iraq as belonging to an "axis of evil," Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton said Wednesday. "He did everything but declare war," said Skelton, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee...
Fed halts rate cutting after late-year growth (01/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy, jolted last fall by the terrorist attacks, managed to eke out a small increase in the final three months of the year in a surprising sign that the recession could be ending. A 0.2 percent growth rate for the gross domestic product, the country's total output of goods and services, and other positive developments were enough to persuade the Federal Reserve to call a cease-fire Wednesday in its yearlong campaign to lower interest rates...
Prosecutors fight for custody of sect member's missing baby (01/31/02)
BOSTON -- The state of Massachusetts is trying to take away a baby it has never seen and cannot prove exists. The dispute involves a religious sect called The Body that has been implicated by investigators in the 1999 deaths of two babies born to its members. Now, investigators suspect one of the members has given birth again, and a judge has ordered her to turn over her newborn or go to jail...
Texas jailbreak puts spotlight on crowding (01/31/02)
DALLAS -- A jailbreak by two convicted killers and two murder suspects has raised questions about overcrowding and security in Texas' county jails, which saw more than 140 escapes last year. The FBI, Texas Rangers and local police searched on Wednesday for the four inmates who broke out of a North Texas jail on Monday after overpowering a guard with a homemade knife...
New colon test spots cancer genes earlier (01/31/02)
BOSTON -- A new screening test can find colon cancer in its early, curable stage by detecting extremely small traces of cancer genes in patients' stool. The experimental test, still several years away from routine use, offers an entirely new approach to mass screening for colon cancer, which will kill an estimated 48,000 Americans this year...
Airports working to meet deadline for bomb detection (01/31/02)
DENVER -- Airports around the country are hiring design consultants and trying to find the room -- and the money -- to install the bulky bomb-detection machines that must be in place by an end-of-the-year government deadline. Although the deadline is months away, many industry officials and consultants believe that because of the logistical challenges, the costs -- and the possibility there will not be enough of the $1 million X-ray machines to go around -- the nation's 453 commercial airports will have a hard time complying.. ...
Bush makes case for volunteer work (01/31/02)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- President Bush put out the call to everyday Americans Wednesday to enlist in his new USA Freedom Corps and pitch in 4,000 hours apiece to the fight against terrorism: "Stand up to evil with acts of goodness and kindness." The president, visiting a community already at work on a local defense strategy, said he's gotten lots of questions since Sept. 11 about what regular people can do to help protect their country from further attack...
Shark catch limit attracts lawsuit (01/31/02)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Three environmental groups have sued the National Marine Fisheries Services, saying the agency was wrong to raise its limits on the number of sharks fishermen could catch. The Audubon Society, the Ocean Conservancy and Earthjustice say sharks are vulnerable to overfishing because they grow slowly and produce few young...
San Francisco airport evacuated (01/31/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of passengers were evacuated from San Francisco International Airport for more than two hours Wednesday after security guards detected explosives residue on the shoes of a man who then disappeared into the crowd. A search of the United Airlines terminal failed to find the man, and the terminal was reopened mid-morning, with all passengers being rescreened, said airport spokesman Ron Wilson...
Wisconsin college student dies in bathroom (01/31/02)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- A college student died after giving birth in a dormitory bathroom as other students came and went, telling those who asked that she was OK, school officials said Wednesday. The full-term baby was in critical condition. Karen Marie Hubbard, 19, was not breathing when a resident assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire found her in a bathroom stall Tuesday night, said Charles Major, director of housing. She was pronounced dead at a hospital...
People talk 1/31 (01/31/02)
Madonna, daughter attend photo exhibit LONDON -- Madonna took the rare step of bringing her daughter, Lourdes, to a public event when she joined other stars to celebrate the opening of an exhibition by fashion photographer Mario Testino. Five-year-old Lourdes features in at least one of Testino's photos of Madonna...
Space tourism (01/31/02)
MOSCOW -- The world's second so-called space tourist will blast off to the International Space Station on April 27, Russia's mission control center said. The flight carrying South African Internet tycoon Mark Shuttleworth had been scheduled for April 22, but was pushed back for technical reasons, the Interfax news agency quoted the center as saying. No details were given...
German budget deficit draws EU warning (01/31/02)
BERLIN -- The German government cut its economic growth forecast Wednesday and raised its prediction for the 2002 budget deficit for the second time in four months. The European Commission urged member states to warn Germany to get its budget back in line. Such an EU reprimand would be the first of its kind and an embarassment for the economic powerhouse...
Palestinian dies, wounds Israeli agents in West Bank (01/31/02)
TAIBE, Israel -- A Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself Wednesday and wounded two officers from Israel's Shin Bet security service when he set off his explosive upon reaching their van. The attack took place on a road near the line between Israel and the West Bank. Palestinian security officials sources said the man had worked as a collaborator with Israel in the past...
Terrorists send new e-mail threat to kill kidnapped reporter (01/31/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An e-mail purportedly sent Wednesday by kidnappers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl threatened to kill him within 24 hours and warned American journalists to leave Pakistan within three days or "be targeted." The unsigned e-mail claimed that Pearl, who disappeared in Karachi on Jan. 23, was an agent of the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad...
Iran scoffs at being called sponsor of terror by Bush (01/31/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Iran, initially seen as a partner in the war on terror, lashed out Wednesday at being characterized as a terrorism supporter in President Bush's State of the Union speech. Iraq called Bush's comments "stupid," and several other nations worried Bush's tone was too aggressive...
Taliban prisoners want U.S. prison (01/31/02)
SHIBERGAN, Afghanistan -- Jailed fighters of the fallen Taliban shout the name of their former foe, but no longer in anger. "We want to go to an American prison," many plead. Anything, they say, to leave Shibergan prison in northern Afghanistan, now jammed to more than 10 times its capacity with about 3,500 men. But unlike the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, this has been a prison largely out of the spotlight...
Compensation offer made by Irish church to abused children (01/31/02)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- After years of denials and painful negotiations, the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland agreed late Wednesday to pay $110 million to Irish children who were sexually abused by priests, nuns and other church officials in decades past...
Jackson girls fall in tournament (01/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Joseph's Academy defeated Jackson's girls 65-47 in the first round of the eight-team Fischer's Pro-Line Tournament Wednesday night at Maryville College. Six-foot-five freshman Erin McCarthy led No. 3 St. Joseph's with 17 points. Jenna Leet scored 11 points for No. 6 Jackson (9-8), while Kacie Crites and Katie Loos had 10 points apiece...
Coaches pick Govs, Indians to finish 1-2 (01/31/02)
Austin Peay's and Southeast Missouri's baseball teams have been picked to finish 1-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference in a preseason vote of the league's head coaches. Austin Peay, which last won the conference title in 1996, received seven of the eight first-place votes in compiling 49 points. ...
Indians hit road, hope to deliver paybacks (01/31/02)
Southeast Missouri State University has now played everybody in the Ohio Valley Conference once, meaning the Indians are getting ready to receive plenty of chances at payback. Opportunity No. 1 comes tonight as the Indians (3-16, 1-7 OVC) face Tennessee State (7-12, 3-5) at the Gentry Center in Nashville, Tenn. The contest marks the beginning of four straight road games for Southeast...
Otahks try to resume impressive road act (01/31/02)
The level of competition has been different, but in Ohio Valley Conference play, Southeast Missouri State University's women have been much better on the road than at home so far this season. Coach Ed Arnzen hopes that trend continues over the next two weeks as the Otahkians (12-7, 4-4 OVC) open a key stretch of four straight road games against Tennessee State (2-15, 1-7) tonight in Nashville, Tenn...
Ram RB voted NFL Player of the Year (01/31/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk, who led the NFL in total yards and touchdowns this season, won his second straight NFL Player of the Year award Thursday. Other finalists for the award, sponsored by Miller Lite, and worth $30,000 to the charity of the winning player's choice, were quarterbacks Kurt Warner of St. Louis, Brett Favre of Green Bay, Rich Gannon of Oakland, and Kordell Stewart of Pittsburgh and defensive end Michael Strahan of the New York Giants...
Brady will start at QB for Patriots (01/31/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- It's Tom Brady. The big question of Super Bowl week was answered Wednesday night when New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Brady will start at quarterback over Drew Bledsoe, choosing the former backup over the $103 million, three-time Pro Bowler...
Sports digest 1/31/02 (01/31/02)
Baseball
  • Pokey Reese, 28, a two-time Gold Glove winner during his five-year Cincinnati career, agreed to a two-year contract worth at least $5 million with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The deal -- not nearly as big as the $21 million, four-year deal he rejected from the Reds last year -- includes an option year and a deferred signing bonus that protects him if baseball shuts down in a labor dispute...
  • 'Night Train' Lane dies of heart attack (01/31/02)
    By Jim Vertuno ~ The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- Dick "Night Train" Lane, who went from Army soldier to record-setting rookie defensive back with the Los Angeles Rams in 1952, has died of a heart attack. He was 73...
    Blues end three-game slide (01/31/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Pavol Demitra scored two goals in a three-goal second period and the St. Louis Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Demitra snapped a 1-all tie with an even-strength goal, and added a power-play goal...
    Faulk - Vision of greatness (01/31/02)
    NEW ORLEANS -- Trading for Marshall Faulk in 1999 led to two Super Bowl appearances in three years for the St. Louis Rams. It also produced great relief for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who no longer had to game-plan for him twice a season. Whew, he's out of the AFC East...
    Tyson to apply for boxing license in California (01/31/02)
    AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike Tyson will apply for a license to fight heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis at Staples Center this spring, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Tyson's manager, Shelly Finkel, told the newspaper that the fighter would like to challenge Lewis at the Los Angeles venue. Tyson lost his bid to fight Lewis in Las Vegas on April 6 when the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to deny Tyson a boxing license...
    People & Accomplishments 1/31/02 (01/31/02)
    Roadrunners elect new members at banquet The Cape Roadrunners elected new board members and awarded top runners at their recent banquet. Terri Baker and Chuck Dobbs were elected to the board, while Dennis Sander was re-elected. Among the awards given:...
    Health digest 1/31 (01/31/02)
    Outpatient rehab now offered in Jackson Individuals from the Jackson, Mo., area who must undergo physical therapy for general orthopedic diagnoses have a new option. Physical therapy services are now being offered by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Main Street Fitness Center...
    Health calendar 1/31 (01/31/02)
    TodayHeart smart screenings from 8-10 a.m. at Generations Family Resource Center. Grief Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the St. Francis Education Center. For information, call Denise Essner at 651-4617. "Ask your doctor" airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on cable Channel 5. The show is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    The adventures of Alvie the skydiving nomad (01/31/02)
    Jan. 31, 2002 Dear Patty, Our little beagle, Alvie, has a far-off look in his large brown eyes. He's always interested when a stranger approaches. DC thinks he's looking for someone. The bittersweet part of being Alvie's adoptive family is that we don't know his real name or his history. We'll always wonder....
    Herbert Van Matre (01/31/02)
    Herbert J. Van Matre, 75, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1926, at Messler, Mo., son of Joseph Herbert and Goldie Price Van Matre. He and B. Bernice Arnold were married Dec. 20, 1994, at Mountain Home...
    Dorris Suedekum (01/31/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Dorris Lee Suedekum, 74, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 30, 1927, at Gordonville, Mo., son of Martin Henry and Clara Lorene Kasten Suedekum. He and Betty L. Schreiner were married July 12, 1959...
    Leona Rhodes (01/31/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona L. Rhodes, 77, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Perry County, daughter of William and Caroline Behrle Probst. She and Waldo E. Rhodes Sr. were married Dec. 28, 1943. He died May 30, 1997...
    W.R. Nelson (01/31/02)
    MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- W.R. "Russell" Nelson, 91, of Millersville died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
    Joan Allender (01/31/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joan Allender, 60, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1941, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Thomas J. and Opal Smith Hamlin. Allender was a waitress at Kwan Yin Restaurant and at the restaurant on the Robert E. Lee in St. Louis...
    Robert Reynolds (01/31/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert Lynn Reynolds, 47, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at his home. He was born July 1, 1954, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the son of Howard and Helen Birk Reynolds of Sikeston. They survive. He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and worked at the Sikeston power station...
    Glenn Stroder (01/31/02)
    WHITEWATER, Mo. -- W. Glenn Stroder, 80, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at his home in Whitewater. He was born March 3, 1921, at Whitewater, son of M. Luther and M. Lela Heimbach Stroder. He and Ruby Marie Cook were married Nov. 24, 1956. Loving survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Susan Stroder of Collinsville, Ill.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie Stroder of Whitewater, Connie and Eric Waltenberger of Edwardsville, Ill.; two brothers, Carl Stroder of Marion, Ill., John Stroder of Granite City, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jason, Ashleigh and Jessica Stroder, Nathan Stroder, and Wyatt Waltenberger.. ...
    Edith York (01/31/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Edith E. York, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo. She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Bollinger County, Mo., the daughter of Clarence A. and Ozark Jane Yount Miller. She married Commodore R. York Sr. He died Oct. 15, 1986...
    Connie Hines (01/31/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Connie Lea Hines, 70, of Sedalia, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Sylvia Thompson Resident Center in Sedalia. She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Centerville, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Elna Magnuson Thomason. She and William Cooper Hines, formerly of Jackson, were married May 31, 1958...
    Verna Guinn (01/31/02)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Verna Guinn, 78, of Cobden died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at City Care Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of James and Minerva Feen Guinn. There are no known survivors. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Cobden Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating...
    Abigail Bruns (01/31/02)
    Abigail Marie Bruns was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Alan Robert and Danna Marie Westrich Bruns of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Tyler Bruns of the home; maternal grandparents, Ken and Vickie Westrich of Kelso, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Robert and Aline Bruns of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandmother, Hermina Westrich of Kelso...
    Clayton Richardson (01/31/02)
    GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- Clayton Richardson, 89, of Grand Chain died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Southgate Care Center in Metropolis, Ill. He is the son of Elwood and Cora Jones Richardson. He married Kathryn Reichert. Richardson retired from EEI in Joppa, Ill. He was a member of St. Catherine Church in Grand Chain, Illinois Farm Bureau and Operating Engineers Local 148 in Harrisburg, Ill...
    Births 1/31/02 (01/31/02)
    Readnour Daughter to Scott and Annette Readnour of Festus, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, 11:51 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001. Name, Elaina Elizabeth. Weight, 6 pounds 14 ounces. Third child. Mrs. Readnour is the daughter of Freddie M. and Shirley F. Rutledge of Sikeston, Mo. Readnour is the son of Michael and June Readnour of Cape Girardeau. He is a math teacher and basketball coach at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis...
    Dexter man hurt when car flips (01/31/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- A 23-year-old Dexter man sustained moderate injuries Tuesday night in an accident near Dexter. Derik Arnold was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., after the 10:45 p.m. accident on County Road 607, five miles south of Dexter...
    Cape police report 1/31 (01/31/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 31 DWIKia Trenee Walls, 22, of 56 N. Park St., Apt. 1, was arrested early Wednesday morning for driving while intoxicated. ArrestLuis Albert Ruiz-Gasca, 22, of 105 N. Clark St., Apt. 207, was arrested Tuesday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Cape fire report 1/31 (01/31/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 31 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 6:27 p.m., an emergency medical service at 354 S. Silver Springs Road. At 7:16 p.m., an emergency medical service at 518 S. Pacific St. At 9:26 p.m., a fire alarm at Towers North on the Southeast campus...
    Out of the past 1/31/02 (01/31/02)
    10 years ago: Jan. 31, 1992 City workers scooped up hundreds of dead fish yesterday from Capaha Park lagoon; city park official says it isn't known what killed fish; water samples have been taken from lagoon and will be analyzed by Missouri Department of Conservation...
    Truck scanners will keep haulers moving (01/31/02)
    Technology is coming to Missouri's highways, which means many commercial trucks that currently are required to stop at any open weigh station would be able to keep going, saving time and fuel and easing the congestion that sometimes occurs around scales on busy interstates...
    River's flow is vital to vast area of the U.S. (01/31/02)
    Water is a commodity that is all but taken for granted in areas where there is plenty of it. Efforts to tinker with the natural periods of water abundance and drought are all it takes to stir most people from their apathy. That's exactly what's happening as the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push its plan for releasing more water into the Misouri River from dams in the Dakotas in the spring and holding back more of the flow in the drier summer months...
    Speak Out A 01/31/02 (01/31/02)
    Dire prediction THE BUSH tax cut has failed so far because the implemented part has done nothing to pull us out of the recession. In fact, it has been counterproductive. If President Bush's entire tax cut is implemented, our economy and world civilization will collapse...
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