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Stories from Monday, March 4, 2002

Juvenile center still an issue (03/04/02)
As the Cape Girardeau County Commission and local juvenile officers and judges debate the issue of whether to build a new juvenile detention center here, the local public school district is weighing in. Educators say teaching children elsewhere would cost too much. Figure it out by the numbers in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (03/04/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 City Hall Action Items Power and Light Committee Consider motion to begin the process of implementing GASB 34 and to set the minimum amount of $1,000 for any property to be included in the fixed asset accounting records. Consider bill proposing an ordinance authorizing a contractual agreement with K-Bar-K, L.L.C., relative to the upgrade of an existing sanitary sewer lift station to serve the Parkview Terrace Subdivision...
Ballpark bill in for tough innings (03/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Both supporters and opponents of taxpayer funding to help build a new St. Louis Cardinals ballpark agree that if the General Assembly voted on the plan today, it would fail. However, this game is only in the second inning. In the legislative process, as is baseball, anything can happen...
Finished pier on Bill Emerson bridge dominates Cape skyline (03/04/02)
It towers over the landscape, a giant, H-shaped concrete pier that can be seen from miles away. With a crane perched on top of the 300-foot-tall structure, it's the most visible sign of construction work on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (03/04/02)
7 p.m. Monday, March 4 Public Hearings A public hearing regarding the proposed Capital Improvements Program for fiscal years 2002-2007. A public hearing regarding amendments to the zoning ordinance to establish definitions and standards for telecommunication towers...
Ballpark bill in for tough innings (03/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Both supporters and opponents of taxpayer funding to help build a new St. Louis Cardinals ballpark agree that if the General Assembly voted on the plan today, it would fail. However, this game is only in the second inning. In the legislative process, as is baseball, anything can happen...
Locals keep Olympics safe (03/04/02)
Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Haskel E. Rooker is one of more than 5,000 active duty and reserve U.S. armed forces troops who served as a member of Joint Task Force-Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and coast guardsmen helped to support the 2002 XIX Winter Olympic Games in February. ...
Extension seeks old farms to recognize (03/04/02)
The search is on again for Missouri farms that have been in the same family 100 years or more. Fifty-six Cape Girardeau County farms have been recognized as Century Farms since the program was launched in 1976. The farm must be owned by the same family for 100 years or more. The family must consist of direct descendants only: sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters and so on...
Concert band set for Tuesday (03/04/02)
The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Academic Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for students with university IDs. Barry Bernhardt, director of Southeast's bands, will conduct the concert. Selections will include "Ozark Overture," "Shepherd's Hey," "Irish Tune From County Derry," "Crystals," "The Boys of the Old Brigade March" and "Cajun Folk."...
Community digest 3/4/02 (03/04/02)
Noon Optimists gear up for annual Chili Day Cape Girardeau's Noon Optimists will be serving chili at the group's annual Chili Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Arena Park. Cost for tickets is $5 for adults and $3 for children...
Photo prompts memories of food (03/04/02)
It was an anchor in pre-mall downtowns across the nation. It was where generations went to buy a needle and thread, men's handkerchiefs, Evening in Paris cologne, birthday gifts and Christmas gifts, penny candy and parakeets. It was the F.W. Woolworth Co., and according to the more than 200 readers who correctly identified last week's "Where is this?" photo, clearly Woolworth's was a special kind of place for many people...
Five area school districts to get performance awards from DESE (03/04/02)
Over the next several weeks 181 school districts throughout the state, including five in the Cape Girardeau area, will receive distinction in performance awards from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The awards are based on Missouri Assessment Program scores, ACT scores, attendance and dropout rates and other academic performance measures...
Informational meeting tonight about new CHS construction (03/04/02)
The public is invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Career Technology Center to discuss what is included in the contract for the new Central High School. Principal Mike Cowan, Rich Payne, assistant director of the CTC, and Terry Kitchen, athletic director, will answer questions and take suggestions and comments...
New advocate for victims of juvenile crime (03/04/02)
There's a new advocate for victims of crimes committed by juveniles in the 32nd Judicial Circuit. Her salary is being paid by a government grant, and she says her job is to guide victims through the judicial system and let them know there's someone on their side. Find out who she is and how she can help you in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Foundation hopes to fund Central items (03/04/02)
The new Central High School will be ready to open in the fall, but school leaders have a "wish list" of things they believe will make the school better. At the top is a $180,000 concession stand/restroom/press box for the stadium. At the bottom is $1,250 in furniture for the school resource officer. Find out how you can help in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Exceptions to openness proposed for security (03/04/02)
Associated Press/Portland State University, Julie Schablitsky University of Nevada, Reno archaeology students worked at a site on the outskirts of Virginia City, Nev. The dig marks the first time DNA residue has been extracted from historic artifacts other than human remains, in this case, a 125-year-old glass hypodermic syringe. The students are unidentified.By Scott Charton ~ The Associated Press...
House taking on task of shaping tight budget (03/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On a portable dry-erase board, the type you might see in a school, House Budget chairman Tim Green has displayed an intentionally startling chart. In red numbers with blue headings are the amounts of money -- broken down by state departments -- that the state expects to spend this year and that Gov. Bob Holden has proposed to spend next year...
Archdiocese sought quiet way out of allegations against priests (03/04/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Archdiocese for years has tried to keep sexual abuse allegations against Roman Catholic priests under wraps, secretly paying people who made claims against priests or quietly reassigning accused clergy, according to a newspaper report...
Circumstances of deputy's diving death raise questions (03/04/02)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The official report about a Jasper County deputy's death in January contradicts suggestions by law enforcement officers at the time of the drowning. The Missouri Water Patrol report, obtained by The Joplin Globe, indicated that Sgt. Scott Arner was alone in the water, out of air and under a sheet of ice at the time of the accident. Authorities had said Arner was accompanied in the water by other divers at the time of the accident...
Bluff man gets five years on amended sodomy charge (03/04/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man was sentenced to prison Friday morning after he had earlier pleaded guilty to an amended sodomy charge involving a young girl. Mark Bryan Lohman was sentenced to five years in prison, said Wade Pierce, Butler County assistant prosecuting attorney...
Bar codes of future will give voice to the inanimate (03/04/02)
PITTSBURGH -- The bar code of the future includes a little bit of the World War II dogfighter. Researchers, financed by some major retailers, are refining radio identification technology developed for U.S. fighter pilots in the 1940s to make "smart labels" -- tiny computerized tags embedded in everyday items that could tell consumers when eggs or milk have turned...
Judge nomination dead, Daschle says (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- The expected rejection by a Senate committee of one of President Bush's picks for the U.S. Court of Appeals would kill the nomination, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday. Bush wants to elevate U.S. District Judge Charles Pickering of Mississippi to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. But Democrats are expected to defeat the nomination 10-9 on a party-line vote this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee...
Insurance firm, big farms benefit from buyout plan (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- The John Hancock insurance company and big farming operations from Georgia to Texas stand to make millions of dollars from a plan in Congress to buy out their special licenses the government has used for decades to inflate the price of peanuts...
Probe says abuse in nursing homes treated differently (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- In a videotaped deathbed interview, Helen Love sat with a metal band pinned to her skull and described a beating she said was delivered by a caretaker at her Sacramento, Calif., nursing home after she soiled herself. "He started beating me all along the bed," the elderly women said. "He choked me and he went and broke my neck. He broke my wrist bones, my hand. He put his hand over my mouth."...
Democrat deals blow to drilling in refuge (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's plan to drill for oil in a remote Alaska wildlife refuge is all but dead for now, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday. Debate on the administration's energy plan is expected to begin in the Senate this week...
Critics say reform might change who gets, not who gives (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch Companies has given more than $528,000 for the 2002 elections, more than half of it to the national Republican and Democratic parties. The national party contributions are unregulated "soft money," which is the target of a bitterly contested effort to curb the influence of money on American politics. The measure would forbid "soft money" contributions such as Anheuser Busch's...
Senator seeks data on war effort (03/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday he wants President Bush to keep congressional leaders better informed about the war on terrorism and a "shadow government" that has been operated outside Washington since Sept. 11. Daschle, D-S.D., said, "Not knowing things as basic as that is a pretty profound illustration of the chasm that exists sometimes with information."...
Nation and world digest 3/4 (03/04/02)
Reagans to mark golden wedding anniversary LOS ANGELES -- Ronald and Nancy Reagan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, still inseparable after years together in Hollywood, the White House and finally, in the shadows of Alzheimer's disease...
At least six killed in helicopter shoot down (03/04/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- At least six Americans were killed and an unknown number wounded when their helicopter was shot down over eastern Afghanistan in intense fighting that caused the worst casualties of the 5-month-old war, Pentagon officials said Monday...
Bush regrets casualties, says pressure on al-Qaida to continue (03/04/02)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- President Bush said Monday he was saddened by the loss of American lives in the battle in Afghanistan, but promised to keep the pressure on al-Qaida until the terror organization is finally routed. "History has called us to defend freedom," Bush said, responding to reporters' questions on the latest casualties in Afghanistan...
NASA contacts Pioneer 10 on 30th launch anniversary (03/04/02)
LOS ANGELES -- NASA successfully bridged 7.4 billion miles of space to contact the Pioneer 10 spacecraft on the 30th anniversary of its launch, mission managers said over the weekend. Scientists beamed a message to the craft Friday from a radio telescope in the desert east of Los Angeles. A radio telescope in Spain received the response 22 hours and six minutes later, said Larry Lasher, the mission's project manager...
Study suggests blood test may spot ovarian cancer (03/04/02)
A simple blood test may be able to identify ovarian cancer at its earliest stage, when it's hardest to spot but at its most curable, a preliminary study suggests. Currently, around three-quarters of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease, when they have only about a 20 percent chance of surviving five years. But if the disease is caught early, the five-year survival is around 95 percent...
Voters to decide fate of Condit (03/04/02)
MODESTO, Calif. -- The 10-month saga of the missing intern and the embattled congressman reaches a turning point Tuesday as voters decide what is in store for Rep. Gary Condit. It's the toughest race Condit has faced in a 30-year career that has carried him from City Hall, to the state Capitol to Congress...
Man injured after shot by FBI agent (03/04/02)
PASADENA, Md. -- A 20-year-old man riding in a car with his girlfriend was mistakenly shot in the face by an FBI agent who was seeking a bank robber. Joseph Charles Schultz was in serious but stable condition Sunday at a Baltimore hospital. He suffered a gunshot wound to the cheek, said Charles Ravenell of the Anne Arundel County police...
People talk 3/4 (03/04/02)
Actor's breakup with wife no laughing matter LOS ANGELES -- Comic actor Tom Green isn't laughing much these days as he tries to get over his breakup with estranged wife Drew Barrymore. The two no longer are speaking, Green told the syndicated TV show "Inside Edition."...
Astronauts catch telescope, watch as wings roll up (03/04/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia's astronauts latched onto the Hubble Space Telescope on Sunday and watched in relief as its 40-foot-long solar wings neatly rolled up like window shades. The crew will replace the electricity-producing wings with a smaller yet stronger pair beginning today with the first of five demanding spacewalks to enhance Hubble...
DNA testing gives better glimpse into the Old West (03/04/02)
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. -- Archaeologists combing through artifacts beneath the burned floorboards of this 19th century mining town are using DNA testing in a way never used before to learn new secrets about the Old West. Some of the tests just down the hill from the Bucket of Blood Saloon might tell a story of the frontier rarely seen in Westerns or on the old "Bonanza" television series that helped make Virginia City famous...
U.S. helicopter shot down over eastern Afghanistan (03/04/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Several Americans were killed and wounded when a helicopter was shot down over eastern Afghanistan in intense fighting against al-Qaida forces that caused the worst casualties of the 5-month-old war, Pentagon officials said Monday...
Man shoots himself in head at St. Patrick's Cathedral (03/04/02)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who said he was depressed shot himself in the head Wednesday in the rectory of St. Patrick's Cathedral while talking with a priest, authorities and church officials said. The man, covered in blood, was taken away by ambulance and reported in extremely critical condition at a hospital. His name was not released...
Seven Americans killed in assault on al-Qaida fighters (03/04/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The seven Americans who died in the bloodiest operation of the war in Afghanistan were killed as troops were being taken into the battle area on two different missions, the Pentagon said Tuesday. One incident happened early Monday morning south of the town of Gardez when a two-helicopter team was ferrying in reconnaissance troops and one was hit by enemy fire, said Brig Gen. ...
Nine Americans killed in assault (03/04/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Nine American soldiers have died in a U.S.-led assault in Afghanistan, including at least eight killed when two helicopters took enemy fire in the largest offensive of the five-month war against terrorists, Pentagon officials said Monday...
Dow soars more than 200 in second-day of big rally (03/04/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Showing a determination to buy not seen in months, investors bid stocks sharply higher Monday in a broad rally that propelled the Dow Jones industrials up more than 200 points for the second straight session...
U.S. and Afghan forces press attack (03/04/02)
SURMAD, Afghanistan -- U.S. bombers pounded al-Qaida and Taliban positions in the eastern mountains of Afghanistan on Sunday after a 1,500-strong coalition ground attack the day before failed to dislodge the well-armed fighters. U.S. and Afghan forces backed by the airstrikes engaged in more "heavy" fighting Sunday against "several hundred" opposition fighters, said Maj. Ralph Mills, spokesman for Central Command in Tampa, Fla...
Swiss voters OK joining U.N. despite fear of losing neutrality (03/04/02)
GENEVA -- Swiss voters approved joining the United Nations on Sunday, finding the prospect of a greater role in today's interlinked world more compelling than fears it would threaten the nation's centuries-old tradition of neutrality. The country, which has been formally neutral for almost 200 years, will become the United Nations' 190th member. Only the Vatican remains outside the world body...
13 kept hunger strike since protest began (03/04/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Scores of captives from the Afghan war refused meals Sunday in a protest that has lasted five days, but the U.S. military said only 13 of them had kept to the hunger strike since its start. The military revealed the new tally after officials finished a cell-by-cell count of those who had refused food since the start of the protest on Wednesday...
Muslim women are looking to alter their image in West (03/04/02)
CORDOBA, Spain -- A conference of Muslim women ended Sunday with a call to end what it called negative stereotypes in the West. Security guards scuffled with some participants who tried to pray in a nearby church that was once an ancient mosque. A final statement at the end of the two-day conference attended by about 200 women and men, defended Islam as a religion of tolerance and condemned domestic violence. ...
Colombian war seen as terrorism (03/04/02)
FLORENCIA, Colombia -- Car bombs. Blown bridges. Felled power lines. Explosions at water reservoirs. Since the sudden collapse of peace talks last month, Colombia's long guerrilla war has been veering toward terrorism -- testing the resolve of the country's 40 million citizens and the ability of its U.S.-backed military to defend it from the rebels...
Germans greet N.Y. firefighters (03/04/02)
WESTERLAND, Germany -- New York firefighters who helped in the Sept. 11 rescue efforts were welcomed by this town's mayor and chatted with volunteer firefighters Sunday. Everett Wabst, a New York Fire Department chaplain leading the group of 20 firefighters on the North Sea island of Sylt, presented mementos to Mayor Petra Reiber at a city hall reception. One was a T-shirt with a well-publicized picture of two firemen who retrieved a U.S. flag from the ruins of the World Trade Center...
Colombian senator, two others killed (03/04/02)
ZIPACON, Colombia -- A Colombian senator and two companions who were trying to negotiate the release of rebel hostages were shot in the head and killed, apparently by the rebels, police said Sunday. The bodies of Sen. Martha Catalina Daniels, her driver, Carlos Lozano, and Ana Maria Medina were found Saturday in a deep ravine outside Zipacon, 35 miles north of Bogota, town mayor Bernardo Gonzalez said...
21 Israelis killed in attacks during past two days (03/04/02)
JERUSALEM -- Taking aim from a hilltop, a sniper killed 10 soldiers and civilians at a checkpoint Sunday in the deadliest of a two-day string of Palestinian attacks that killed 21 Israelis. Israel sent tanks and helicopters on retaliatory raids that hit several Palestinian Authority security targets, killing four Palestinian policemen, while Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Cabinet weighed additional military action...
Quake rattles parts of Asia (03/04/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A strong quake shook a wide area of South and Central Asia on Sunday, killing at least one person, injuring several more, damaging buildings in the Afghan capital and sending people scrambling into the streets in five countries...
Saudi plan causes rift among Arabs (03/04/02)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is causing a rift among Arabs ahead of a key summit, and an Israeli official said Sunday that its main provision was an unacceptable precondition for talks. The proposal floated by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah two weeks ago envisions full Arab political, economic and cultural relations with Israel if the Jewish state withdraws from Arab lands it captured in the 1967 Mideast war. ...
Today's games (03/04/02)
Class 1A regionals Bell City (24-5) vs. Delta C-7 (14-10) When/Where: 8:15 p.m., Sikeston High School Up next: Thayer (25-3) or South Iron (22-4) Key players: Bell City, G Eric Henry (6-1, jr., 20.5 ppg), C C.J. Hadley (6-4, sr., 16 ppg, 12.2 rpg), PG Dominitrix Johnson (15.3 ppg); Delta C-7, F Derrick Dye (6-1, jr., 19 ppg), F Josh Driskill (6-0, sr., 12 ppg), PG Damion Trawick (5-8, sr., 10 ppg)...
Bell City hopes to avoid big upset in 1A regional (03/04/02)
That Bell City will represent District 2 in tonight's 1A boys regional game at Sikeston High School is no surprise. But its opponent, Delta C-7 of District 1, is proof of what can happen this time of year. The teams will meet at 8:15 p.m. with the winner going to Wednesday's sectional round at Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Assistant leaving program (03/04/02)
John Daniel said he thoroughly enjoyed his first season as an assistant men's basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State University. But an opportunity that was simply too good to pass up means Daniel's first season with the Indians will also be his last...
Blues settle for 1-1 draw with Oilers (03/04/02)
The Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mike Comrie may be young, but he fully understands how much each point means to the Edmonton Oilers. Comrie's goal at 14:13 of the third period Saturday night lifted the Oilers into a 1-1 tie with the St. Louis Blues, giving them a crucial point in the Western Conference standings...
Break goes to Marlin for a change (03/04/02)
The Associated press LAS VEGAS -- Sterling Marlin got the break this time, and took full advantage. Marlin pulled away to victory Sunday in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 after NASCAR rescinded a 15-second penalty for speeding in the pits because officials did not notify the team in time...
Harrington plays down battle to be No. 1 pick (03/04/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Joey Harrington isn't thinking about being the No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft. He just wants to play. Harrington is battling Fresno State's David Carr to be the first quarterback selected in the draft and possibly the first overall pick, but he played down the battle at the NFL scouting combine...
Els holds on to win Genuity tournament (03/04/02)
MIAMI -- An eight-stroke lead suddenly became Ernie Els' worst nightmare. It was bad enough that the Big Easy was having a difficult time in the Genuity Championship on Sunday. Worse yet, Els had to watch Tiger Woods in the group ahead put on a dazzling display of big drives and crucial putts, working the gallery into a frenzy...
Ankiel rocked in first spring start (03/04/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Rick Ankiel had a shaky start to his spring, allowing six runs in two innings of St. Louis' 12-1 loss to the Montreal Expos on Sunday. Ankiel walked the first two batters on nine pitches, allowed five runs and six hits, including a grand slam to Lee Stevens in the first inning...
Rams retain Little; Fletcher likely to go (03/04/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Defensive end Leonard Little will be back in St. Louis next season. Linebacker London Fletcher apparently will not. Rams coach Mike Martz said the Rams signed Little, an unrestricted free agent, to a five-year contract Sunday, one day after they also signed linebacker Jamie Duncan to replace Fletcher...
Sports digest 3/4/03 (03/04/02)
Colleges
  • Sophomore Gerlonda Hardin tied a career high with 30 points and Brooke Armistead added 25 as Austin Peay held on for an 85-83 win over Tennessee Tech in the championship of the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball tournament in Louisville, Ky...
  • Gottfried has Tide rolling again (03/04/02)
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Not since Wimp Sanderson glowered courtside in the "Plaid Palace" has Alabama basketball seen such high times. The sixth-ranked Crimson Tide, despite a loss to Mississippi on Sunday, have captured their first Southeastern Conference title in 15 years and locked up a return to the NCAA tournament after a seven-year absence...
    Illini nab share of crown (03/04/02)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Frank Williams made a driving layup with 2.9 seconds left to cap a 10-0 game-closing run and No. 15 Illinois beat Minnesota 67-66 Sunday, giving the Fighting Illini a share of the four-way tie for the Big Ten title. Williams' layup were his first points since the 2:20 mark of the first half, extended the Illini's winning streak to eight games and put them in a tie for the regular season championship with Wisconsin, Ohio State and Indiana, all with 11-5 records...
    SIU rolls into title contest (03/04/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Marcus Belcher scored 19 points and Kent Williams added 15, leading Southern Illinois to an 86-63 victory over Southwest Missouri State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday. Top-seeded Southern Illinois (26-6) advances to tonight's title game against second-seeded Creighton (21-8), a 90-63 winner over Illinois State in Sunday's other semifinal game. Southern Illinois and Creighton were the conference co-champions...
    Jayhawks make Big 12 history (03/04/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Top-ranked Kansas finished the first unbeaten Big 12 season by beating the team that gives the Jayhawks fits. Five of the previous six times they played at Missouri with a top-five ranking, they lost. In both 1997 and '98, the Missouri game was their only loss in conference play...
    Correction 3/4/02 (03/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University quarterback Jeff East was misidentified in the photo caption on Page 1B in Sunday's Southeast Missourian. The Missourian regrets the error.
    Kids' drawings help diagnosis of migraines (03/04/02)
    CHICAGO -- A study that had children draw images of their headache pain showed pictures sometimes do speak louder than words after the drawings helped doctors better diagnose and treat migraines, researchers say. A 10-year-old boy drew a frowning person playing the drums inside a big head, and a 9-year-old boy drew a hammer and chisel pounding crevices into the top of his head. Both were among pictures by 226 children complaining of headaches...
    Recession rears its ugly head with manufacturing losses (03/04/02)
    smoyers Talk around here before the recession ended -- has it really ended? -- was how Cape Girardeau is somewhat insulated from the ebbs and flows of the national economy. The argument, and it's a good one, is that the area is diversified because it's a regional hub for shopping, health care and education. ...
    New cable series goes home with Ozzy (03/04/02)
    NEW YORK -- The boxes are stacked outside the Beverly Hills home, ready to be carried in. Each is neatly labeled: "pots and pans," "linens," "devil heads," "dead things." Plainly, Ozzie and Harriet aren't moving in. This Ozzy is Ozzy Osbourne, the heavy metal rock star, and his family. Their arrival in the neighborhood heralds a hilarious new MTV series, "The Osbournes," that premieres 9:30 p.m. Tuesday...
    Program brings Mideast news to American audience (03/04/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- High school history teacher Suzanne Maxson is fed up with U.S. television coverage of the war on terrorism and what she believes is its lack of a global view. "The more interested you are in what's going on in the world, the more frustrating it is," complained Maxson, who lived in Iran for two years as a child. "When it's not shrill, it's sentimental, and it's a very narrow view."...
    The price of beauty (03/04/02)
    Baby boomer skin care adding up to big dollars for industry By Lisa Singhania ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- When lotions failed to smooth the crow's feet around Cheryl Hoover's eyes and restore the firmness to her skin, she turned to Botox, collagen and laser treatments to ease the effects of aging...
    Many Americans unrealistic about retirement savings (03/04/02)
    NEW YORK -- There seems to be a "disconnect" in American thinking when it comes to retirement savings. Some 70 percent of people say they are confident they'll have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, according to a national survey released Wednesday. But half of workers have saved less than $50,000, and 15 percent say they've saved nothing...
    Greeting card company says revenues down (03/04/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hallmark Cards has reported its first significant revenue decline in at least a decade, with the greeting card company's family entertainment unit chiefly responsible for the drop because it held back on film production. Privately held Hallmark, which does not report detailed financial results required of publicly owned companies, said in mid-February that consolidated net revenues for 2001 dropped 8 percent to about $4 billion. ...
    Mary Griffaw (03/04/02)
    DUMAS, Ark. -- Mary L. Griffaw, 70, of Dumas died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Dumas. She was born April 16, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joe and Beulah Koelzer. She was married to Lindy P. Griffaw. He preceded her in death. Griffaw was a beautician at Daisy's Beauty Shop in Cape Girardeau before moving to Dumas in the early 1980s. She was employed by the Dumas School Cafeteria and a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church...
    Clara Neader (03/04/02)
    Clara Matney Neader, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Full obituary to follow on Tuesday. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Alpha Brune (03/04/02)
    FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Mrs. Alpha Alfonda Brune, 93, passed away March 1, 2002, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington. She was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Daisy, Mo., daughter of Arnold and Bertie "Brown" Drum. Also preceding in death were her husband, Roscoe Paul Brune; son, Roscoe Donald Brune; sister, Alma Doggett; brothers, Wilson Drum, J.R. Drum and one in infancy; son-in-law, Gary Giles; and great-grandson Joshua Brune...
    Arvella Steimle (03/04/02)
    Arvella P. Steimle, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 2, 1912, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of John and Bertha Bles Dumey. She and the late Edward Steimle were married April 28, 1936, at Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1982...
    Meryl Dunn (03/04/02)
    Meryl Dyer Dunn, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1927, at Moscow Mills, Mo., daughter of Luther and Mary Hill Dyer. She was married to Harry F. Dunn. Dunn was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
    Sarah Wachter (03/04/02)
    Sarah Kathleen "Dickie" Wachter, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation. She was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Gravel Mill, Mo., the daughter of Grover Daniel and Cornellia Elizabeth Lessley Slinkard. On Jan. 19, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, she was married to R.M. "Mutt" Wachter. He died Jan. 31, 2001...
    Herman McIntyre (03/04/02)
    Herman McIntyre, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Jackson Manor in Jackson, Mo. He was born June 12, 1918, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Marvin Franklin and Della Mae McNeal McIntyre. He and M. Maxine Goehman were married Dec. 23, 1941, at Jackson. She died Dec. 16, 1997...
    Annie Hileman (03/04/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Annie Marie Penninger Hileman, 88, of Anna died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1914, in Lick Creek, Ill., daughter of Charles L. and Bertha Ann Corbit Penninger. She and Fred G. Hileman were married Sept. 23, 1933, in Lick Creek. He died Feb. 20, 1998...
    Louise Friese (03/04/02)
    Mildred "Louise" Friese, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born March 7, 1931, in Ancell, Mo., daughter of Homer Charles and Ida Adeline Kern Davis. She and Norval Melford Friese were married Dec. 24, 1949, in Illmo, Mo...
    June Linder (03/04/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- June Linder, 61, of Dongola died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
    Births 3/4/02 (03/04/02)
    Wilson Daughter to Brian Lee and Susan Raye Wilson of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002. Name, Taylor Raye. Weight, 7 pounds 2 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Wilson is the former Susan Hoffmeister, daughter of Larry and Dixie Hoffmeister of Jackson. Wilson is the son of Roger and Barbara Simpson of Wittenberg, Mo. He is a towboat pilot with B&H Towing in Paducah, Ky...
    Cape fire report 03/04/02 (03/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 4 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 4:06 p.m., an emergency medical service at 300 N. Ellis. At 5:30 p.m., an emergency medical service at 341 N. Main. At 6:57 p.m., an ambulance assist at 521 Broadway...
    Cape police report 03/04/02 (03/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 4 ArrestsJodie Rose McCulloch, 19, of Ballwin, Mo., was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and failing to use headlights. Anthony Odoms, 20, of 418 S. Ellis was arrested Saturday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant...
    Out of the past 3/4/02 (03/04/02)
    10 years ago: March 4, 1992 Public next month can have its first look at Cape Girardeau's mail processing facility; April 5 has been set for open house at new facility, situated at Cape West Business Park; when center opened in November, it sorted all incoming and outgoing mail for two zip codes - Cape Girardeau and Sikeston...
    Americans keep lots and lots of coins (03/04/02)
    If current estimates are correct, there is enough loose change lying around our homes or offices or under the seats of our cars for each of us to rent a dozen videos, see five movies (matinee tickets) or have one really good meal at one of our fine restaurants...
    Arab peace proposal raises more questions (03/04/02)
    There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about an Arab newspaper's story purporting to outline a Mideast peace plan made by Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. As reported, the deal would be for all the Arab nations of the region to "make peace" with Israel in return for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem...
    Speak Out A 03/04/02 (03/04/02)
    Schools or baseball BEFORE BOB Holden was governor, he was the treasurer of Missouri. All during the election, he knew we were about to run out of money, but he never told us. Now he's telling us the state is out of money, yet he says we need to spend extra money to build a new baseball stadium for the Cardinals. ...
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