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Stories from Friday, March 1, 2002

Plates of protest (03/01/02)
Possible meal cuts by state prompt elderly action By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Joyce Kowal, 63, is in constant pain. She had back surgery a couple years ago and it gives her fits. She deals with diabetes and endures arthritis...
Speaker thinks debate is about human rights, what is a person (03/01/02)
Dr. Robert Weise thinks that seeing is believing. He wishes more people could see an actual embryo inside a petri dish because he believes it would change their perspective on issues of cloning and stem cell research. Seeing the embryo would be similar to the reaction people have when they see an ultrasound of a baby, said Weise, a professor of life sciences and pastoral ministry at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo...
Forum Tuesday for mayor hopefuls (03/01/02)
A candidates forum for the April 2 Cape Girardeau city election will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Departments of Political Science and Mass Communication, will allow voters to question Cape Girardeau mayoral candidates as well as Cape Girardeau City Council candidates for Wards 1 and 6...
Shot fired by police during hostage encounter (03/01/02)
A Cape Girardeau man is facing charges of false imprisonment, domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon after he held his family hostage at gunpoint, police said. Cleties Allen Ford, 39, of 1825 Dumais Dr., held police at bay with a handgun late Wednesday, threatening to kill himself and others in the home, officers said...
Firstar to switch over to U.S. Bank (03/01/02)
The changing of the guard at Firstar Bank is almost complete. As of March 15, Firstar will become U.S. Bank, more than a year after the two corporations merged. The change of Firstar Bank to U.S. Bank is happening region by region across the country, said Cathy Bertrand, senior vice president of the Cape Girardeau branch. The changeover is expected to be completed nationwide by August...
Courts shifting to Democrats (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With today's roster change on the Missouri Supreme Court, judges appointed by Democratic governors will hold the majority for the first time since the mid-1980s. The tilt has garnered much attention, but in light of Missouri's nonpartisan process for picking judges and the court's traditional lack of ideological division, it hasn't been considered particularly significant...
Kinder Morgan offers millions to rural districts (03/01/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Developers of a proposed power plant in southwest Cape Girardeau County have promised millions of dollars in payments to a small school district and a rural fire district if the plant is built...
Women bypassed from rape bill panel (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although most rape victims are women, legislation allowing an unlimited time to prosecute rape cases was negotiated by an all-male panel of Missouri legislators. Female senators expressed frustration Thursday that they had no say in drafting the final version of the legislation, which is expected to come to a vote next week...
Kinder plans statewide economic development bill (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's top senator is preparing an economic development package offering state aid for stadiums in St. Louis and Kansas City -- and for projects elsewhere in the state. The plan by Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, to be announced today, is intended to be acceptable to urban and rural lawmakers alike. But he acknowledges he still is a vote or two short of Senate passage, according to his own informal tally...
Rep. Richardson files for judgeship (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in 1997 filed Thursday as a candidate for a circuit judgeship in Southeast Missouri. Rep. Mark Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, has served in the House for 12 years and is barred by term limits from seeking re-election...
Nixon seeks probe of Enron auditing firm (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon wants to know if the Missouri offices of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen played a role in the financial collapse of Enron Corp. Nixon said Thursday he was asking the State Board of Accountancy to look into the practices of Chicago-based Andersen's St. Louis and Kansas City offices...
Murder trials' venues changed (03/01/02)
Daily American Republic GREENVILLE, Mo. -- The murder trials for a Patterson couple accused of killing the man's first wife will not be held in Wayne County. During court appearances this week, the defense attorneys for Ronald Joe Nunnery, 45, and Eunnona Faye Starkey, 43, asked for change of venues, which Circuit Judge William C. Seay granted, according to Jon Kiser, Wayne County prosecuting attorney...
Bootheel Rodeo dates, entertainment set (03/01/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Jaycees are tuning up and singing the praises of this year's rodeo entertainers. It is a lineup they say will appeal to all rodeo and country music fans. Opening the four days of rodeo in Sikeston will be Alabama on Aug. 7. Next will be Lonestar on Aug. 8 followed by Gary Allen on Aug. 9 with newcomer Trace Adkins taking the stage for the final performance on Aug. 10...
Sikeston man sought in rape (03/01/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are searching for a man suspected of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl over the past six months. Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, said the girl was raped at knifepoint at her home in Sikeston...
Dexter board reassigns police chief, sergeant (03/01/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter's chief of police and a top officer have had an adjustment in assignments following an executive session of the Dexter Board of Aldermen on Wednesday night. City administrator Mark Stidham said Thursday that aldermen voted unanimously to reassign police chief Ken Rinehart and Sgt. ...
MoDOT explains Highway 34/72 widening to residents (03/01/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A year after the Missouri Department of Transportation announced a change of plans for widening Highway 34/72 through Jackson, some residents remain unconvinced that four lanes are better than five. They had the most to say to MoDOT officials Thursday at a public meeting on the project held at the Jackson Middle School. Some businessmen said the inability to make left turns along parts of the 3 1/2-mile stretch may make it impossible for them to continue doing business...
Judge hears testiomony in gag order appeal (03/01/02)
Associated Press WriterLaFAYETTE, Ga. (AP) -- Investigators, politicians and the media have created a "carnival atmosphere" around the search for bodies at a Georgia crematory, preventing its operator from getting a fair trial, an attorney told a judge Friday...
House passes tax amnesty bill (03/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Democratic leaders spent Thursday trying to salvage pieces of Gov. Bob Holden's plan for balancing the budget. Holden's strategy depends on passage of several bills that would raise additional revenue and allow existing funds to be applied in untraditional ways...
Killer's mother accused of helping escape plot (03/01/02)
WAURIKA, Okla. -- The mother of a convicted killer who escaped last month from a Texas jail was arrested for allegedly sneaking hacksaw blades to her son and another inmate for a second escape, officials said. Officers took Cherese Smith, who is also known as Cherese Bagwell, into custody late Wednesday in Jefferson County in southern Oklahoma. The alleged escape plan was never carried out...
Lawmakers want 'In God We Trust' hanging in nation's schools (03/01/02)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In a movement that gained momentum with the after-Sept. 11 surge in patriotism, several states have passed or are considering legislation to post the motto "In God We Trust" in schools. "With things that are facing us today, like terrorism, I think we need a pulling-together of this country," said Clay County School Superintendent David Owens, who is already putting up the motto in schools near Jacksonville without waiting for Florida to pass a law...
Nixon had notion to use nuclear bomb (03/01/02)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Thinking big, President Nixon raised the idea of using a nuclear bomb against North Vietnam in 1972, but Henry Kissinger quickly dismissed the notion. "I'd rather use the nuclear bomb," Nixon told Kissinger, his national security adviser, a few weeks before he ordered a major escalation of the Vietnam War...
Stocks rise on positive reports about manufacturing, spending (03/01/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Encouraged by news that the manufacturing sector has begun its recovery and that consumers are spending solidly, investors sent stocks surging higher Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 260 points for their best day in five months. The Nasdaq composite index, meanwhile, scored its best point gain in nearly three months...
Boston Archdiocese agrees to release abuse allegation details (03/01/02)
Associated Press WriterBOSTON (AP) -- Under pressure from the state's attorney general, the Boston Archdiocese on Friday agreed to turn over to prosecutors the names of alleged victims of priest abuse and details of the reported assaults...
Prosecutors in mauling trial won't bring dog's skull to court (03/01/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors in the dog-mauling trial of a San Francisco couple said Thursday they will not bring the skull of one of the animals into court after the judge suggested it would be "ghoulish." The jury was sent out of the courtroom while the issue was argued. But before Judge James Warren could make a ruling, prosecutor Kimberly Guilfoyle-Newsom decided "on further consideration, we will not be introducing the skull of Bane."...
Pledge of Allegiance a popular issue in statehouses this year (03/01/02)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Responding to the post-Sept. 11 burst of patriotism, state lawmakers around the country want to put the Pledge of Allegiance into more public schools. Half the states now require the pledge as part of the school day, and half a dozen more recommend it, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This year, bills to make the oath mandatory have been brought up in Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Mississippi and Indiana...
Mobster's son enters guilty plea in landmark legal case (03/01/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The son of Philadelphia's former mob boss pleaded guilty to bookmaking charges Thursday in a landmark case in which FBI agents tapped into his computer with a surveillance system that has national-security uses. Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., 36, relented after losing court battles to suppress the gambling records that the FBI secretly obtained from his computer through the "key-logger" system...
Appeals court overturns convictions (03/01/02)
NEW YORK -- In a stunning turn in one of the nation's most shocking police brutality scandals, a federal appeals court Thursday threw out the convictions of three of the four white officers sent to prison in the torture of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima...
Hindu rioters attack Muslims in western India (03/01/02)
AHMADABAD, India -- Angry Hindus set fire to homes in a Muslim neighborhood Thursday and then kept firefighters away for hours, dragging out one former lawmaker and burning him alive. At least 76 people died in revenge attacks triggered by a Muslim assault on a train...
Death toll surpasses 1,000 as West Bank fighting rages (03/01/02)
BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- The Israeli military attacked two West Bank refugee camps with helicopter gunships, tanks and paratroopers Thursday in a high-stakes attempt to break strongholds of Palestinian militants. An Israeli soldier and 12 Palestinians were killed -- pushing the Palestinian toll past 1,000 in 17 months of fighting...
Group of Cubans storm into Mexican Embassy (03/01/02)
HAVANA -- Twenty-one Cubans remained holed up in the Mexican Embassy on Thursday after plowing through the gates with a stolen bus. Cuba's government blamed an exile-run U.S. government radio station for repeatedly quoting a Mexican official as saying the embassy's doors "are open."...
Detainees refuse to eat after guards take turban (03/01/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Incensed that guards stripped a detainee of his turban during prayer, nearly two-thirds of the prisoners captured in the Afghan war refused lunch Thursday and chanted "God is great" in Arabic in their first mass protest since arriving at the base...
Dominican rescue team locates missing U.S. scientists (03/01/02)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Two American scientists lost in a mountainous park for a week were rescued by a Dominican search team and were recuperating Thursday from exhaustion, officials said. Patrick Martin and Olivia Duren got lost on Feb. 21 in Armando Bermudez National Park...
Top pro-Taliban militant leader released on bail (03/01/02)
The AssociatedPress LAHORE, Pakistan -- The pro-Taliban leader of a top radical Islamic party was freed from jail Thursday after four months. After his release on the order of a Lahore court, Qazi Hussain Ahmad spoke with supporters and charged that President Gen. Pervez Musharraf had given away Pakistan's military bases to the United States...
No charges filed against Britain's Prince Harry (03/01/02)
LONDON -- Police in the western English county where Prince Harry reportedly experimented with alcohol and marijuana said Thursday he would not face any police action. Wiltshire police said they had finished an inquiry into events at the Rattlebone Inn, where Harry, then 16, drank with friends...
Vatican invites Catholics to use Internet (03/01/02)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican urged Roman Catholics to use the Internet to spread the faith while warning them about pitfalls such as online pornography in two documents released Thursday. The Holy See touted the Internet's potential and pointed out its problems, including "hate sites, the dissemination of rumor and character assassination under the guise of news."...
Notre Dame slips past Kelly, into district finale (03/01/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Wayne Essner provided a much-needed spark off the bench to lead top-seeded Notre Dame (20-7) past No. 5 Kelly 62-59 and into the final of the Class 2A, District 2 tournament. "Wayne's (Essner) scoring off the bench was real big for us," Notre Dame coach Darrin Scott said, "and Scott Wittenborn gave us a lot of senior leadership when we had trouble scoring."...
Round 4 to Cubs - Bell City wins district title (03/01/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- When the bell rang, it was all Bell City. Playing Oran for the Class 1A, District 2 championship Thursday night, the Cubs of Bell City led wire-to-wire to claim their first district title since 1981. The trio of Eric Henry, C.J. Hadley and Dominitrix Johnson led the charge as the top-seeded Cubs posted a surprisingly easy 73-49 victory over No. 2 Oran...
Southeast No. 1 on NMCC star's list, coach says (03/01/02)
New Madrid County Central High School boys' basketball coach Joby Holland said Thursday that Eagles' star Dereke Tipler could very well be headed for Southeast Missouri State University. "Dereke hasn't committed any place yet, but SEMO is definitely at the top of his list," Holland said. "Right now he wants to keep his options open and concentrate on the season, but he's impressed with SEMO."...
King, Otahkians eager to improve on runnerup finish (03/01/02)
Kristen King didn't think much of her rookie softball season at Southeast Missouri State University. "Last year was a big disappointment," King said. "My pitching was horrible. I just didn't have my game." But King is confident things will be a lot different this season, which begins today with a noon doubleheader at home against Mississippi (9-4). The three-day Southeast Softball Classic that was scheduled for this weekend has been canceled because of expected bad weather...
Southeast softball at a glance (03/01/02)
  • COACHES: Lana Richmond, 609-330-2 in 19 seasons at Southeast. Assistants are Billy Underwood (first year); Renee Enos (first year).
  • 2001 RECORD: 25-25, 16-5 OVC (2nd place).
  • 2001 HONORS: Jenny Doehring (OVC Player of the Year); Renee Enos (All-OVC); Courtney Eklund (second-team All-OVC); Brooke Nett (second-team All-OVC); Kemi Rampi (second-team All-OVC)...
  • Richardson, school leaders find no resolution to turmoil (03/01/02)
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The drama surrounding Nolan Richardson deepened Thursday when he met with Arkansas' chancellor and athletic director, canceled a news conference and skipped practice. The basketball coach had a 90-minute meeting with chancellor John White and athletic director Frank Broyles that ended without resolution of Richardson's status...
    New Red Sox owners make first move, fire team's GM (03/01/02)
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dan Duquette was fired Thursday as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, less than 24 hours after the historic, hard-luck franchise was bought by new owners. His former assistant, Mike Port, will be the interim general manager. In his eight-year tenure, Duquette grew to be one of the most polarizing figures in Boston sports, guiding the team with a robotic style that never quite clicked with fans who are among the most passionate in baseball...
    SIU looks for ticket to the big dance (03/01/02)
    Southern Illinois believes it's already made its case for an NCAA berth. But the Salukis, the No. 1 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that begins today, don't want to leave anything to chance. Coach Bruce Weber doesn't want to be watching anxiously on selection Sunday, hoping his school will appear on the bracket...
    Free agency begins with many teams in trouble (03/01/02)
    The NFL free-agent period that starts today could be a strange one. With the notable exception of expansion Houston, many teams have had to release players to get under the $71.1 million salary cap. And with many of the league's best already signed to long-term deals, there will be relatively few prime players available...
    Madden in, Miller out at ABC's 'Monday Night Football' (03/01/02)
    NEW YORK -- Boom! Just like that, there's a change on the NFL broadcasting scene. John Madden is carrying his inimitable mix of enthusiasm, opinions, quirks and analysis to "Monday Night Football," leaving Fox Sports and agreeing to a four-year, $20 million deal with ABC Sports to pair with Al Michaels in a two-man booth...
    IOC reports two more positive drug tests from Salt Lake City (03/01/02)
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee is investigating two more positive drug tests from the Salt Lake City Games. One case involves the steroid nandrolone, and the other involves the stimulant methamphetamine, the IOC said Friday. It didn't identify the athletes or sports involved pending a hearing...
    Benes fares well in team's opening win (03/01/02)
    JUPITER, Fla. -- Andy Benes, trying to win back a spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation after a dismal 2001, pitched three shutout innings Thursday in a 5-2 win over the New York Mets in the exhibition opener for both teams. "It's the first time I've come to spring training in 12 years that I knew I wasn't one of the starting pitchers," Benes said after allowing just a pair of two-out hits, a first-inning single by Jeromy Burnitz and Roger Cedeno's third-inning double. ...
    Outdoors digest (03/01/02)
    Private grant ups ante for turkey poachers Illegal turkey hunting, already a risky proposition for game law violators, is about to get even riskier. Angered by outlaws who kill turkeys illegally, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has put up cash to help the Missouri Department of Conservation catch turkey poachers...
    New code book isn't intimidating (it just looks that way) (03/01/02)
    Every year the Missouri Department of Conservation issues a new code book containing the regulations dealing with a wide range of outdoor activities. Every year I get hundreds of questions concerning these regulations. I think many people are intimidated by the size of the code book, but it is very easy to understand...
    The Block Hole - How it got there and how to get there (03/01/02)
    Here it is: Everything you wanted to know about the Block Hole. Or at least enough to get you to go look at it, if you've never seen it. Larry Dowdy, executive vice president of the Little River Drainage District, is like an encyclopedia of information about the Block Hole, even when he has a busy schedule but still takes a few minutes to answer a lot of questions...
    Over my dead body (03/01/02)
    These are the 10 songs Michael Maguire of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Won't Get Fooled Again" -- The Who The anthem from my youth has become a rallying cry against the darkness of terrorism (see concert in NYC)...
    New on CD 3/1 (03/01/02)
    'Bryn Terfel Sings Wagner' Ever since Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel burst onto the international opera scene in the early '90s, it was clear he possessed the penetrating power, tonal beauty and musical expressiveness to be a memorable interpreter of Wagner. So his fans have been counting the years until his voice would ripen sufficiently for him to take on the demanding roles without risking early vocal decline...
    Wildlife insight - Cape painter Mary Strong in first solo show (03/01/02)
    Growing up in Northern Illinois, Mary Strong spent her summers surrounded by nature at her parents' summer home in Wisconsin. Before moving to Cape Girardeau, she and her husband, Robert, lived in Southwest Missouri on 120 acres filled with wildlife. When Strong decided to begin painting, the furred and feathered naturally became her primary subjects...
    'Breaking Clean' by becoming a writer (03/01/02)
    MISSOULA, Mont. -- Judy Blunt needed to find meaning in her life as a prairie ranch wife. So she took money she had saved for three years and bought a Sears Roebuck typewriter. Each night, she would spool strips of freezer paper into the machine and write, "emptying myself onto the paper until I could lie down." Later, she began writing during the day, while the menfolk worked in the fields...
    Russell Jackson (03/01/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Russell Keith Jackson, 67, of Dexter died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, at Kennett, Mo., the son of John F. and Grace Davis Jackson. He married Vaudine Goodrich on June 19, 1956, at Hernando, Miss. She survives...
    Emma Cobb (03/01/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Emma Lou Cobb, 77, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Chaffee, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at home. Born Oct. 21, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., she was the daughter of Alonzo S. and Garnett Still Perdue. On May 6, 1940, in Oran, she was married to Gilbert Cobb. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker...
    Patrick Conrad (03/01/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Patrick Conrad, 62, of Benton died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
    Fred Fritzinger (03/01/02)
    Fred Fritzinger, 74, of Kirksville, Mo., and formerly of Anna, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, in Kirksville, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
    Robert Johnson (03/01/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert Paul Johnson, 53, of Sikeston died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Mississippi County, son of Tom and Clara Loretta Hale Johnson. He and Paula Thurman Meeks were married March 13, 1968...
    Ann Forbes (03/01/02)
    NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Ann Forbes, 88, of Lakeside, Calif., formerly of New Hamburg, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home. She was born in 1914, daughter of Louis and Mary Schwartz Gosche. She first married Muriel Wright. She later married Darryl Forbes, who died July 26, 1999...
    May Henry (03/01/02)
    SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- May B. Henry, 95, formerly of Sedgewickville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Ind. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo., from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sedgewickville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jimmie Corbin and the Rev. James N. Brice Jr. will officiate. Interment will be in Sedgewickville Cemetery...
    Frieda Fiedler (03/01/02)
    NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Frieda E. Fiedler, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Walter Patzwitz will officiate. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Egypt Mills, Mo...
    Ida Wimberley (03/01/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ida Lou Wimberley, 64, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 27, 1937, in Prairie, Miss., daughter of William and Isa Bell Coplin Dodds. She and Oneal Wimberley Sr. were married Jan. 14, 1965, in Wickliffe, Ky...
    Bonnie Lindgren (03/01/02)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Graveside service for Bonnie Jean Lindgren of Brownsburg, Ind., formerly of Thebes, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes. The Rev. Carl Fisher will officiate. Crain Funeral Home of Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
    Marie Prewett (03/01/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Marie Maxine Prewett of Benton will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton. The Rev. Normand Varone will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens at Morley, Mo. Friends may call at the chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today...
    Births 3/1/02 (03/01/02)
    Sievers Daughter to Stanley Melbert and Lisa Ann Sievers of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:31 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002. Name, Melody Ann. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. Third child, first daughter. Mrs. Sievers is the former Lisa Kumming, daughter of Anna and Russel Keeling of Lowry City, Mo. She is employed at Missouri Veterans Home. Sievers is the son of Hulda Sievers of Jackson, and the late Melbert Sievers. He is a self-employed farmer...
    Cape fire report f03/01/02 (03/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 1 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 6 p.m., an emergency medical service at 615 Boxwood. At 8:21 p.m., a still alarm at Southeast Missouri State University Towers. At 10:44 p.m., an emergency medical service at 148 S. Lorimier...
    Cape police report 03/01/02 (03/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 1 ArrestsElizabeth Ann Albritton, 32, 205, S. Middle, was arrested Wednesday for receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. Donald Leroy Mier, 29, 3125 Themis, was arrested Wednesday for non-payment of child support...
    Out of the past 3/1/02 (03/01/02)
    10 years ago: March 1, 1992 Centenary United Methodist Church observes its annual Mission Education Weekend, which helps educate congregation about variety of mission projects supported by church; guest missionary is the Rev. Lee Whiteside of Columbia, director of Office of Creative Ministries for United Methodist Church in Missouri...
    No forgiveness for reformer (03/01/02)
    By Ken Newton ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- During the last moments of Sunday's closing ceremony, an NBC camera caught a rare moment of reality in the fairy-tale script used for the Olympics. An American athlete, on the stadium floor dancing to Bon Jovi, looked in the lens and, in a message that contradicted his physical joy, said, "I need a job."...
    Reading is a lot of fun -- unless you can't (03/01/02)
    As an experiment, the Cape Girardeau: United We Read projects has proven that there is enormous interest in reading and in coming together in small groups to talk about a book. In this case, it was John Grisham's "A Painted House," which resonated with so many readers here because of its rural setting and its familiar patterns of farm work, Saturdays in town, church and the amazing events that made our childhoods memorable and exciting...
    Positive signs on the economic front (03/01/02)
    If many U.S. economists and others who make financial forecasts are correct, we may already be out of the recession of 2001. The problem is we probably won't know for sure for another few months, by which time we could be well on the road to full economic recovery...
    Speak Out A 02/29/02 (03/01/02)
    Point of disagreement THERE'S BEEN a lot of Speak Out space given to Jerry Falwell and his religious beliefs. It seems if you disagree with him, you feel he is preaching hate. I find there is a fine line between judging a person's conduct and condemning the person. ...
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