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Learning briefs 2/12/02 (02/12/02)
Six awarded Regents' Scholarships to SEMOSix area students have been awarded Regents' Scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2002-03 school year. They are: Wade Christian, Melissa Enderle, Lydia Blades and Tammy Henson, all of Cape Girardeau, and Joseph and William Ettling of Jackson, Mo...
Attendance for United We Read pleases organizers (02/12/02)
Julia Jorgensen's aim was modest: She wanted at least four people to participate in each United We Read's book discussion of "A Painted House" by John Grisham. Monday, there were exactly four. But because it was the first time a group's number has dipped below 10 and there's at least one discussion per day this month, Jorgensen is a happy librarian...
The art of math - Students combine concepts for poster contest (02/12/02)
Art, science and history might be favorite subjects for Alexia Phillips, a first-grader at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, but she's also learning a little about mathematics while she draws in art class. Students at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School are integrating math and art concepts in projects that could become entries for a Math 'n Art poster contest sponsored by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. ...
Carjacking case continued to allow more time for discovery (02/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- An alleged carjacker appeared briefly in court Monday. Robert W. Wiley, 24, of Liberty, Ill., is charged with two felony counts of second-degree robbery and felonies of resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident. On Monday, he appeared with his attorney, public defender Bryan Keller. The case was continued in order to allow more time for discovery...
The right to know (02/12/02)
Most parents of college students get plenty of campus-related information -- newsletters, solicitations, the inevitable bills. But if the student fails a slew of courses, attempts suicide or is hospitalized after a drinking binge, mom and dad may be kept in the dark...
Disagreements between Jackson, Cape have faded (02/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Annexation, sharing the public access channel and taking positions on two major local road projects were some of the issues on the agenda when the Cape Girardeau City Council and Jackson Board of Aldermen held their first joint meeting in 1998...
Bluff man's murder retrial starts (02/12/02)
WARRENTON, Mo. -- Jury selection began Monday in Warren County for a Poplar Bluff, Mo., man accused of brutally murdering a teen-ager, along with her 73-year-old grandmother. After several delays, this will be Cecil Barriner's second trial in connection with the deaths of 19-year-old Candance Sisk and her grandmother, Irene Sisk. The Sisks were stabbed to death in their Tallapoosa, Mo., home on Dec. 16, 1996...
State digest 2/12 (02/12/02)
390 cited, but Mardi Gras gets high marks ST. LOUIS -- Police issued 390 citations, but overall, the St. Louis version of Mardi Gras received high marks from organizers and police. Sunny and unusually warm weather with temperatures around 60 degrees drew large crowds Saturday to the parade and other festivities in the city's Soulard neighborhood. The city's Mardi Gras is considered one of the largest outside of New Orleans...
Banned problem gamblers finding work in casinos (02/12/02)
Patty Farr is again repairing slot machines in a St. Louis-area casino, working the graveyard shift at a job she lost two years ago when she barred herself from riverboat gambling. Farr's betting had estranged her husband, shamed her two children and stacked tall odds against making the monthly mortgage. She needed help...
Hair-brained idea - Woman has collected hair art for 45 years (02/12/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Leila Cohoon has hair on the brain. Not in the literal sense. It's just that Cohoon has been collecting hair for nearly 45 years. "I started dressing hair in 1956," said Cohoon who established and operates Leila's Hair Museum in Independence. "By 1956 I found my first piece of hair art. To say it has been an obsession would be an understatement."...
Mardi Gras cranks up with little worry about security (02/12/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- The woman stood on the French Quarter street, a spiked cafe au lait in one hand, feathered Mardi Gras mask in the other, listening to the solo trumpeter blowing an old blues number. Three days into her vacation and a day away from the climax of the city's annual pre-Lenten blowout, Doreen Anderson was not worried about security, terrorists or anything except collecting beads and memories...
Internet prescription draws state complaint (02/12/02)
A state investigative panel has filed a complaint against a Missouri doctor for allegedly prescribing Viagra to a North Dakota patient over the Internet without an examination. The panel, which is made up of members of the state Board of Medical Examiners, alleges that Dr. Miles Jones "has repeatedly written prescriptions for patients over the Internet without first examining the patient or obtaining appropriate information from the patient."...
Bats considered for mosquito problem (02/12/02)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- Just call him the Bat Man. When local woodworker Matt Soete heard officials in this historic Missouri River town were considering pesticides to control mosquitoes along the new Rotary Riverfront Trail, he went to the park board and suggested a more natural form of control: Bats...
Big demand - State crime lab understaffed for workload (02/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The main facility for the Missouri Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory is crowded into a single floor of a three-story annex to patrol headquarters, with space allotted for each investigative discipline. In a suite jammed with equipment, state criminalists make nearly continuous use of eight gas chromatograph-mass spectrometers, analyzing evidence linked to drug offenses throughout Missouri...
Attorney general hopeful uses humor to woo Illinois voters (02/12/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Did you hear the one about the unknown candidate for attorney general? He spent more than $1 million on ads making fun of himself. Republican Bob Coleman, a newcomer to Illinois politics, is about to launch a series of campaign commercials that use humor to catch voters' attention...
Dems want to investigate Kinder aide (02/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate Democrats are seeking an investigation of Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder's top aide concerning his ownership of a political consulting company that administers a campaign fund for electing Republicans. David Barklage, Kinder's chief of staff, owns Strategic Communications Group Inc. of Cape Girardeau, which last year took in $117,526 from the Senate Majority Fund. As a state employee, Barklage earns an annual salary of $69,599...
Two bills offered to strengthen Missouri's Sunshine Law (02/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governmental bodies that fail to comply with state open records laws would face tougher penalties under two bills a Senate committee considered on Monday. The measures are similar in most respects, and called for raising maximum fines from the current $500 to $2,500. However, they differ on the legal standard needed to prove a violation...
Cardinals stadium bill filed (02/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a new St. Louis Cardinals stadium filed legislation Monday committing state aid for a ballpark but penalizing the team if it fails to follow through on a nearby downtown development. The legislation follows the basic outline of an agreement announced last June by Gov. Bob Holden, Cardinals officials and St. Louis city and county leaders...
Alabama Space Camp looks for boost after financial crash (02/12/02)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Fewer commanders are on hand at mission control to guide space shuttle adventures. A dwindling number of explorers float in the simulated weightlessness of outer space or dress in bulky, white astronaut suits. Those T-shirts of the 1980s proclaiming "I spent the night in space" have disappeared...
Woman charged with selling driver's licenses killed in crash (02/12/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A state employee charged in a scheme with five Middle Eastern men to sell fraudulent Tennessee driver's licenses died in a fiery car crash the day before her first court appearance, authorities said Tuesday. Prosecutor Tim DiScenza called the crash "most unusual and suspicious" and raised the possibility that five co-defendants could be involved in terrorism against the United States...
Dad, women charged with murder in tot's death (02/12/02)
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- A man and four women who shared a home with their 13 children were charged with murder and child neglect Monday in the death of one child and the malnourishment of the others. The 19-month-old toddler -- whose bones were extremely brittle -- was pronounced dead of severe malnutrition and neglect at a hospital in November after the women brought him in. The other children -- ranging in age from 8 months to 16 years -- were quickly put into emergency foster care...
New year brings recovery hope to Chinatown (02/12/02)
NEW YORK -- Chinatown is hoping the arrival of the Chinese New Year today will bring a change of fortune to the neighborhood, which is suffering financially because of the World Trade Center attack. "The Chinese have a theory about the New Year," said community activist Steven Wong. "To say goodbye to all the negativities of the past year -- and, boy, was there a lot -- and welcome in the prosperity and better luck of the next."...
Nation digest 02/12/02 (02/12/02)
UK firm claims it owns patent on 'hyperlinks' WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A British company claimed in federal court Monday that it owns the patent on hyperlinks -- the single-click conveniences that take a Web surfer from one Internet page to another -- and should get paid for their daily use by millions of people...
FBI issues new terrorism warning about Yemeni man (02/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI issued an extraordinary terrorist alert Monday night, asking law enforcement and the American public to be on the lookout for a Yemeni man and several associates who might be plotting a terrorist attack as early as Tuesday. The FBI scrambled to put the warning out after information emerged that one or more people were involved. Officials said the intelligence, while deemed credible, was not specific about possible targets...
Congress not yet talking immunity for Enron witnesses (02/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay will become the sixth person to cite the Fifth Amendment and decline to testify in Congress' inquiry. For now, lawmakers reject the idea of offering immunity from prosecution to get them talking...
Survey finds use of Ecstasy rising (02/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- A survey of teen-agers found that drug use remained steady last year with one glaring exception -- a rise in use of Ecstasy -- an anti-drug organization said Monday. The Partnership For a Drug-Free America said teen Ecstasy use rose 20 percent last year...
Broker in alleged scam used secret computer system (02/12/02)
CLEVELAND -- A stockbroker suspected of stealing millions of dollars over 15 years kept the scam going by sending his clients phony financial statements, according to the FBI. Frank Gruttadauria, 44, kept false accounts for about 110 customers and inflated the value of their accounts by $277 million, the FBI said in court papers. He disappeared Jan. 11 -- leaving behind an incriminating letter -- but surrendered Saturday to the FBI in Cleveland...
Researcher promotes new rating system for winter's storms (02/12/02)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Hurricanes and tornadoes are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. Why not snowstorms? Gregory Zielinski, a researcher at the University of Maine, said the rating could be a quick and efficient way to warn the public of the severity of winter storms...
Main girl stands up to lawmakers to help protect dogs (02/12/02)
BATH, Maine -- Kelly Davis spent a year raising more than $12,000 to buy bulletproof vests to protect police dogs in Maine. Then the state told the 12-year-old that she was breaking the law. What started as a lesson in charity and fund raising has turned into a civics lesson as the dog lover goes before the Maine Legislature this week to try to overturn a state law that prohibits soliciting funds to benefit law enforcement officers, agencies or associations...
Lawmakers heap scorn on former Enron chairman (02/12/02)
AP Business WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators heaped scorn Tuesday on Kenneth Lay, the presidential pal who built Enron into a darling of Wall Street only to see it collapse in scandal. Lay bears "significant responsibility" for a lack of controls of Enron to prevent abuses, said a company director who investigated the failure...
Powell says no 'axis' war plan on Bush's desk - at the moment (02/12/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell told Congress Tuesday there is no plan on President Bush's desk -- at the moment -- to start a war with the "axis of evil." But Powell hedged a bit on Iraq, one of the three nations singled out by Bush in his State of the Union speech last month. And, the secretary insisted again there must be a "regime change" in Baghdad, possibly through natural causes...
Pentagon - Victims of missile strike probably 'not innocents' (02/12/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Credit card applications and airline schedules were found at the site of a U.S. missile attack in Afghanistan, indicating that the victims of the strike were not innocent civilians, a top Pentagon spokesman said...
White House seeks 25 percent drop in drug usage over 5 years (02/12/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Tuesday set a goal of reducing illegal drug use by 25 percent over the next five years by improving law enforcement and treating more addicts. His administration's anti-drug strategy seeks a 10 percent reduction in drug use within two years...
Stock prices decline as investors lock in gains (02/12/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors collected profits on Wall Street Tuesday, ever aware of the uncertain economy and taking no chances after two days of sizable gains. The market's slippage wasn't surprising as buyers had been lured to stocks by bargain prices, not a renewed faith in an economic turnaround...
Vatican creates Russian dioceses (02/12/02)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has announced the formation of dioceses in Russia, raising the profile of the Roman Catholic Church there and drawing a swift rebuke from the Russian Orthodox Church, which threatened to sever all contacts. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls described the creation of the four dioceses as normal administration prompted by "the need to improve the pastoral assistance to the Catholics present in that vast region, as they have insistently requested."...
Israel's retaliation for Hamas rockets hurts more than 30 (02/12/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel unleashed another airstrike on Palestinian offices in Gaza City on Monday while the defense minister declared that Palestinian militants had raised the stakes in the Mideast conflict by firing new, longer-range rockets. The Islamic movement Hamas sent a pair of Qassam-2 rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, digging large craters in two farm fields. ...
Gang robs van at Heathrow Airport (02/12/02)
LONDON -- Robbers held up a security van at Heathrow Airport on Monday and escaped with $6.5 million in American currency that had just arrived from Bahrain, police said. Police said the driver of the van was attacked by at least two men at the airport's Terminal 4 at about 6:30 a.m...
Chief suspect detained in WSJ reporter's abduction (02/12/02)
Associated Press WriterKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- The chief suspect in the abduction of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was arrested Tuesday, and an official close to the investigation said the suspect told police Pearl was alive...
Taliban inflated body count (02/12/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The cemetery is little more than a scattering of stones across a dusty hillside. A few tattered green flags flutter in the winter wind, marking the resting place of casualties of war. Such grave sites are haunting reminders of civilian deaths that have scarred the U.S. air war in Afghanistan...
Milosevic trial begins (02/12/02)
Associated Press WriterTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A U.N. prosecutor accused Slobodan Milosevic of "medieval savagery" at the opening of his landmark trial Tuesday in the deaths of thousands of people and the displacement of more than a million in three Balkan wars...
Iranian airline crashes in mountains; 118 believed dead (02/12/02)
Associated Press WriterKHORRAMABAD, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the mountains of western Iran amid snow and rain, and all 118 passengers and crew on board were believed dead, an official said. Residents reported hearing an explosion and seeing the sky lit up red as the Russian-made Tu-154 went down in the Sefid Kouh mountains outside Khorramabad...
Man claims he met key terrorist figures in Afghanistan (02/12/02)
PARIS -- A Frenchman who claims to have crossed paths in Afghanistan with key figures tied to the Sept. 11 attacks, a thwarted millennium plot on Los Angeles and other threats on American citizens is providing French authorities with a treasure-trove of information on al-Qaida, officials revealed Monday...
Hitler's secretary describes power of Fuehrer's rule (02/12/02)
BERLIN -- During Traudl Junge's three years as one of Adolf Hitler's secretaries, most of Europe's Jews died at the hands of the Nazis and World War II was at its height. In a new documentary, Junge, now an ailing 81-year-old, admits she was taken with the magnetic power of Hitler when, at 22, she applied for the job. It was only after the war, when she learned what many already knew, that she felt wracked with guilt for having liked the "greatest criminal who ever lived."...
Venezuelan officers turn themselves in (02/12/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Two military officers who have been branded traitors by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for instigating protests against his government turned themselves in Monday under threat of arrest. Air Force Col. Pedro Soto and National Guard Capt. Pedro Flores were allowed to go home pending investigations, Air Force chief Gen. Regulo Anselmo Espin said...
French president Chirac launches re-election bid (02/12/02)
AVIGNON, France -- President Jacques Chirac officially launched his re-election bid for the French presidency Monday, opening his campaign with sharp criticism of the Socialist government for squandering economic growth. Chirac, a conservative, had long held off making his candidacy official -- just like the man expected to be his chief rival, Socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin...
Poplar Bluff wraps up top spots in 1-4A event (02/12/02)
Poplar Bluff's boys' and girls' basketball teams both were awarded the top seeds of the Class 4A, District 1 tournament that begins Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Poplar Bluff's boys' team, ranked No. 3 in the state, will play No. 4 Cape Girardeau Central in the first round at 6 p.m. Feb. 19. Second-seeded Jackson will play No. 3 Farmington at 7:30 p.m. The championship will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22...
Baseball owners approve sales of Marlins, Expos (02/12/02)
AP Sports WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball owners approved the sales of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos on Tuesday, setting the stage for team managements to switch just three days before they start spring training. John Henry, whose group was given approval last month to buy the Boston Red Sox for $660 million from the Jean R. Yawkey Trust, is selling the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria for $158.5 million...
Russian pairs keep streak going in night of controversy (02/12/02)
AP Sports WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- With a disgusted wave of his hand, David Pelletier seemed to sum up what many were thinking: Figure skating will never outgrow judging controversies. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze extended Russia's dominance of Olympic pairs Monday night by the slimmest of margins over Canada's Pelletier and Jamie Sale. One judge, from China, favored the Russians in a tiebreaker...
U.S. men sweep made-in-America halfpipe snowboarding (02/12/02)
AP Sports WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For all the scripted ways organizers have tried making the Winter Games truly American, three snowboarders have pulled off the equivalent of spray painting "USA" on the white spires of the Mormon temple...
U.S. makes history on halfpipe (02/12/02)
PARK CITY, Utah -- Gold, silver, bronze. Red, white and blue. Snowboarders Ross Powers, Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas rendered those colors interchangeable and indivisible Monday, giving the United States its first medals sweep in the Winter Olympics in 46 years...
A Russian pairs victory sparks an outcry (02/12/02)
AP Sports WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Canada's Olympic delegation called for an investigation into the judging that gave the Russians the pairs gold medal over the Canadian team. Others in the sport say this could be the first sign that figure skating is due for some drastic changes...
Monday's Olympic medal winners (02/12/02)
It looked a little strange: Georg Hackl standing in the spot reserved for the silver medalist. After three straight Olympic gold medals, the German luger's unprecedented run success ended Monday when he settled for a silver medal -- finishing behind gold medalist Armin Zoeggeler of Italy...
Salt Lake City turns trendy with Olympic visitor influx (02/12/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- There are limos on State Street, lines for invite-only parties and rock star sightings at the local clubs. Is this really Salt Lake City? With its white-bread reputation and arcane liquor laws, this town was supposed to be too dull to host an Olympic party. But the games have brought their own hipness factor to Utah, virtually drowning out the Mormon influence with an influx of 70,000 visitors a day...
Racing's new hot wheels (02/12/02)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Flip on MTV and watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. showing off the nightclub in his basement and his collection of cars. Check out the newsstands and take your pick of magazines with Kevin Harvick on the cover. Elliott Sadler hawks products on TV and Jimmie Johnson's smiling face is everywhere...
Moseley, street fail to add to medal collections (02/12/02)
AP Sports WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jonny Moseley and Picabo Street couldn't bring their Nagano magic home to Salt Lake City. Moseley pulled off his Dinner Roll to perfection but wound up fourth in the moguls Tuesday. The 1998 Olympic champion lost his spot on the medals stand when teammate Travis Mayer finished second...
Marlins open spring training with frustration, uncertainty (02/12/02)
MIAMI -- A.J. Burnett's 15-minute pitching workout last week at Pro Player Stadium began to unravel with a couple of wild fastballs and a curve that bounced five feet in front of the plate. By the end of the session, Burnett found himself unable to throw a strike, so he angrily turned toward the stands, reared back and threw the ball over the upper deck...
Anti-anxiety herb draws investigation from FDA (02/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The 45-year-old woman became jaundiced and then, in just months, became so ill she needed a liver transplant. Her doctor suspects the popular herbal supplement kava. European health officials report 25 similar cases of liver toxicity, and some countries are barring kava sales. Now the Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the herbal sedative -- promoted to relieve anxiety, stress and insomnia -- poses a danger...
Menus bring back memories of pudding, rectangular pizza (02/12/02)
$$$Start hkronmueller As I was flipping through the pages of the newspaper Sunday morning, I stopped to look at the school menus. I'm not sure why, but I did. I was shocked at what I saw. The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, buttery spinach and sweet potatoes of yesterday have been replaced by corn dogs, potato wedges and cheese sticks...
Tom Green leads movie-award spoof with eight nominations (02/12/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Green got fingered by the Razzies, a movie-award spoof that singled out his "Freddy Got Fingered" with a leading eight nominations, including worst picture of last year. Joining Green's tacky comedy in the worst-picture category were Sylvester Stallone's racing flick "Driven," Mariah Carey's pop-star bomb "Glitter," the war epic "Pearl Harbor" and Kevin Costner's Elvis-impersonator heist thriller "3000 Miles to Graceland."...
Virginia McKee (02/12/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Virginia Marie Watson McKee, 73, of Cairo died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 11, 1928, in Pulaski, Ill., daughter of M. Dewey and Bessie Poole Mayberry. She married Harley McKee, who died in November 2001...
Mabel Stehr (02/12/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mabel Amelia Stehr, 91, of Oran died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born March 21, 1910, at Chaffee, daughter of Levi John and Elenora Elizabeth Scheeter Bechel. She and Arnold Peter Stehr were married May 16,1935. He died Sept. 17, 1974...
Leo DeHart (02/12/02)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Leo DeHart, 92, of Alto Pass died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Oct. 29, 1909, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of Monroe and Margaret Lindsey DeHart. He and Jessie Mae Lyerla were married July 13, 1937, in Cape Girardeau...
Judith Brown (02/12/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Judith M. Brown, 57, of Perryville died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 3, 1945, at Perryville, daughter of Wallace T. and Pearl C. Colbert Hunt. She and Harry H. Brown were married in 1961. He died Nov. 20, 2001...
Barbara Collins (02/12/02)
Barbara Collins, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., daughter of Ross M. and Dorothy Thompson Ramseger. She and Paul Collins were married Sept. 1, 1962, in Centerville, Ill. Collins was a retired licensed practical nurse...
Ada Cotner (02/12/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Graveside service for Ada P. Cotner of Dexter was held Monday at Hagy Cemetery. The Rev. Clifford Wray officiated. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Cotner, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala...
Elsie Reynolds (02/12/02)
Elsie E. Reynolds, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at the Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Bobby Feltz (02/12/02)
ST. MARY'S, Mo. -- Bobby L. Feltz, 66, of St. Mary's died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1936, at Lithium, Mo., son of Virginius A. and Nettie Guyot Feltz. He and Barbara Ann Buatte were married Sept. 23, 1959. She died Jan. 6, 1962...
Rev. Robert Bingenheimer (02/12/02)
The Rev. Robert Bingenheimer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of Otto and Christine Nothdurft Bingenheimer. Robert Bingenheimer served in the military during World War II in the 82nd Army Airborne Division...
Births 2/12/02 (02/12/02)
Wolfson Son to Adam and Dorothea Wolfson of Kensington, Md., Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. Name, Thomas Ethan. Weight, 8 pounds 3 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Wolfson is the former Dorothea Israel, daughter of Thomas and Kilja Israel of Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape fire report 02/12/02 (02/12/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Feb. 12 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 10:54 a.m., a citizen assist at 524 Washington. At 10:59 a.m., a smoke odor at 2430 Myra Drive. At 11:12 a.m., a motor vehicle accident at 750 N. Mount Auburn. At 1:16 p.m., cleanup at William and Mount Auburn...
Jackson police report 2/12/02 (02/12/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 10 ArrestsA 16-year-old male was cited over to juvenile court Sunday for receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and numerous traffic offenses. Amber Louise Swader, 18, of 801 Good Hope was arrested Sunday for assault...
Out of the past 2/12/02 (02/12/02)
10 years ago: Feb. 12, 1992 State Sen. John Dennis, vice chairman of Senate Transportation Committee that will consider House-passed bill increasing state's fuel tax by 6 cents, predicts bill will receive quick approval in Senate. Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission approves developer David Gerlach's subdivision plans that include layout of street that was previously source of dispute; commission unanimously approves five record plats for Gerlach's Woodland Place and Randol Farms subdivisions, including one that shows Kent street.. ...
A good hunch helps police nab suspects (02/12/02)
Good police work resulted in two arrests last week of teen-agers who are believed to have burglarized two convenience stores. When police arrived at one store, it didn't take long for Sgt. Carl Eakins to determine that the burglars might be headed for another nearby store. Sure enough, police found two teen-agers pulling away. They were arrested nearby in a car that contained bottles of liquor like those stolen earlier...
Biggest meth states target illegal makers (02/12/02)
A few short years ago, the Southeast Missourian reported extensively on the explosive growth of methamphetamine in Missouri, particularly in this part of the state. At the time, we reported that Missouri had become the meth capital of the nation, thanks to its vast rural areas where illegal meth labs can operate without detection, thanks to the abundance of anhydrous ammonia used as a crop fertilizer -- a staple of meth production, and thanks to good highway access that brings meth producers to our state.. ...
Columnists' views on apartheid are way off base (02/12/02)
To the editor: I have to respond to the Jan. 11 column by Walter Williams concerning Africa and many of the countries there. His views border on the obscene. Any person who condones apartheid and says it was not an evil is seriously deluded. As an African-American, I am saddened by the conditions in most of the African nations. ...
Another queen recalls events of bridge festival (02/12/02)
To the editor: In response to the Feb. 2 bridge article, I just want to let you know that my mother, the former Edith Compas of Benton, Mo., was one of the queens representing Benton. She just turned 90 years old on Christmas Day and still remembers all about it. She recalls that the winners were determined by popular vote at a penny apiece, and she thinks the money was used to help pay for the float...
River plan puts too much at stake for a large area (02/12/02)
To the editor: I was encouraged to see the reaction of the Cape Girardeau community in Scott Moyers' Jan. 28 story, "River plan evokes flood of concerns for local businesses," concerning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce Missouri River water flows. Changes to flows on the Missouri River would have devastating impacts on commercial, recreational and farming interests downstream on the Mississippi River...
Speak Out 021102 (02/12/02)
ONE OF the problems with airlines is the liquor they serve on the flights. They should not sell the stuff at the airport or on the flights. Not welcome THIS IS a comment on Jerry Falwell coming to this area. I am embarrassed for the people who are looking forward to his visit. He is the antithesis of Christianity. As far as I am concerned, he is not a welcome guest here...
Speak Out A 02/12/02 (02/12/02)
Comparing apples TO SEE if SEMO has too many administrators, we must divide the number of administrators by the number of credit hours taken. Then compare the percentage to other Missouri schools using the same formula. Now we are comparing apples to apples...
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