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Stories from Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Senate bill gives quicker income boost than House's (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Economists who analyze agricultural policy for Congress said Monday that a Senate-passed farm bill will provide a quicker boost to growers' income than the House version. But the House legislation will provide slightly higher income after 2003 as its higher price supports begin to kick in, the economists said. An analysis of the impact of the bills on typical farms scattered around the country also favored the House bill...
Schools see added cost to ship juveniles to other centers (03/05/02)
Local public school officials picked sides in the debate over whether juvenile criminals should be housed in Cape Girardeau or elsewhere in Southeast Missouri. They say closing the local detention center would mean added costs to the Cape Girardeau School District and asked commissioners to build a larger center in the district...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 3/5/02 (03/05/02)
Public Hearings A public hearing was held regarding the proposed Capital Improvements Program for fiscal years 2002-2007. A public hearing was held regarding amendments to the zoning ordinance to establish definitions and standards for telecommunication towers...
Backstage glance (03/05/02)
While the cast's shoot-outs and resounding tunes entertain the audience during performances, there's another production backstage at "Annie Get Your Gun" that rarely gets seen by an audience. Until now. The Southeast Missourian took a look backstage last week during a dress rehearsal of the Central High School performance. The play by Irving Berlin was presented Thursday through Saturday at the high school auditorium...
Learning briefs 3/5/02 (03/05/02)
St. Vincent students to compete at state level Students from St. Vincent de Paul grade school will participate in the state MathCounts competition Saturday at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Students in sixth through eighth grades are invited to participate in the MathCounts program. Winners at the chapter level are eligible to compete at the state level...
Cape councilmen reject proposed raise in salary (03/05/02)
Due to what most on the Cape Girardeau City Council considered "poor timing," the board defeated a new ordinance Monday night that would have given councilmen and the mayor a $100-a-month raise. Ward 6 councilman Butch Eggimann, who will see his tenure end next month because his term limit has expired, said he wanted to introduce the idea because the council has not received a salary boost since 1981...
Wish list for Cape schools targets athletics (03/05/02)
Students in Cape Girardeau could be playing in an athletic complex with brand new scoreboards, outdoor concessions and well-lighted fields next fall when the new Central High School opens. That is, if the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation is successful in raising $600,000 -- more than 12 times the $51,000 it raised last year...
Abandoned corpse case will get airing in high court (03/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a debate over whether a man accused of leaving his 3-year-old daughter alone with his dead wife should be charged with abandonment of a corpse. In October, Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp dismissed a criminal charge against the first person in Cape Girardeau County to be charged under a statute that makes it a crime to abandon a corpse...
Advocate represents victims of juveniles (03/05/02)
Victims' services specialist Tammy Adams works with people who are victims of juvenile crimes. Juvenile crimes against people have doubled in last 10 years.On the Net www.victims-services.org By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian...
Jackson man charged in child porn case (03/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- An April 12 trial date has been set for a Jackson man accused of collecting child pornography. Darin G. Walker, 37, was charged Feb. 1, 2001, after Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputies seized his computer. Walker faces three misdemeanor charges of possession of child pornography...
Alderman to organize meeting on proposed widening of highway (03/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Dissatisfaction with the Missouri Department of Transportation plan for improving Highway 34/72 in Jackson has prompted Jackson Alderman Joe Bob Baker to begin organizing a public meeting intended to air the concerns before area legislators...
Illinoisan gives Alford plea in theft (03/05/02)
A man who led police on a high-speed chase after stealing a purse, then stealing a car, admitted Monday he was probably guilty, but couldn't remember the crimes. Robert Wiley, 24, of Liberty, Ill., entered an Alford plea to two counts of second-degree robbery in exchange for the prosecutor's agreement to drop two lesser felony charges of resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident...
Interior chief - Arctic oil drilling is security issue (03/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Campaigning in the nation's heartland for President Bush's energy plan, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said Monday the administration's push to open up Alaska's remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling is key to national defense...
Station rolls back gas prices to 77 cents (03/05/02)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- On a bitterly cold day, hundreds of people in this northeast Missouri town braved sub-zero wind chills and went out ... to buy gasoline. And why not? On Sunday, Parsons Texaco sold regular unleaded for 77 cents a gallon. The service station rolled back prices to mark its 25th anniversary -- it opened in 1977...
Life sciences corridor discussed (03/05/02)
The Asociated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Right now it's just an idea: to develop a partnership for life sciences research between universities, research institutes and government entities from St. Louis to Kansas City. But if the idea is realized, a so-called "Life Sciences Corridor" would be advantageous to the state, officials said Monday at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Teen sentenced to 30 days in jail in shooting of chimp (03/05/02)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- A teen-ager convicted of fatally shooting an escaped chimpanzee was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for felony animal abuse. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Gary Kramer ordered Jason Coats, 18, to serve the jail time June 1, after he completes the school year. ...
State readies for execution in murder during robbery (03/05/02)
POTOSI, Mo. -- Condemned killer Jeffrey Tokar awaited word from the U.S. Supreme Court and Gov. Bob Holden Monday as his scheduled execution drew near. Tokar, 37, was scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the Potosi Correctional Center. He would be the third Missouri prisoner put to death this year...
Measure passes to end limits in rape prosecution (03/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation clarifying that there is no statute of limitations on prosecuting rape or sodomy won final approval in the Legislature on Monday. Gov. Bob Holden has said he will sign the legislation, which would take effect immediately...
Three charged in St. Louis vote fraud case (03/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce has charged three people with 17 counts of vote fraud in connection with the March 2001 mayoral primary, and said additional charges were possible. But Joyce, the city's prosecutor, stressed that no one was able to cast a ballot using the fraudulent voter registration cards she said were illegally filed with the city's Board of Election Commissioners...
State high court to hear appeal in double slaying (03/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Claiming a Cape Girardeau County judge committed 122 errors during his trial, Terrance L. Anderson is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn his conviction and death sentence for the 1997 slaying of a Poplar Bluff, Mo., couple...
Gov. Holden declares budget emergency (03/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden declared an "economic emergency" in Missouri on Monday, the first step toward drawing from a state savings fund to finance government services facing likely cuts. Holden's declaration seeks to use $135 million from the state reserve fund -- commonly called the Rainy Day Fund -- as part of his fiscal 2003 budget, which starts July 1...
Gephardt sees change in control of U.S. House (03/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt filed for re-election Monday with a prediction Democrats would regain a majority and make him speaker of the House. Gephardt's filing in Jefferson City was sandwiched between those of two Republican colleagues -- Reps. Kenny Hulshof of Missouri's 9th District and Todd Akin of the 2nd District...
Democrats make pitches to members of unions (03/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Claire McCaskill warned traditionally Democratic union members Monday they must use strategy rather than political muscle to prevent Republican gains in the Legislature. McCaskill, running for a second term this November, told about 300 people attending the AFL-CIO's legislative conference that this year's political races are some of the most critical in recent memory...
State digest 3/5 (03/05/02)
Governor displays humor over rapper cartoon LEBANON, Mo. -- He may not know how to bust a rhyme, but Gov. Bob Holden still can have a good time. Holden dropped in at The Lebanon Daily Record recently to chat with the newspaper's cartoonist who portrayed him, in not so flattering fashion, as "Rappin' Robert Holden."...
Hundreds evacuated from L.A. terminal (03/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of travelers were evacuated from Los Angeles International airport terminals Monday after baggage screeners spotted the outline of a hand grenade on a security scanner. The object turned out to be an inert replica of a military hand grenade but it had the potential of being turned into an explosive device, police Commander Gary Brennan said...
Congressman of Arab descent on defensive in U.S. Senate race (03/05/02)
CONCORD, N.H. -- The Arab card has been thrown down on the table in the race for Senate in New Hampshire. Rep. John E. Sununu has been the subject of accusations -- some of them made anonymously, some of them made openly by his GOP rival's campaign -- that the Arab-American congressman is anti-Israel and soft on terrorism. The allegations could be just the start of a dirty, expensive and high-stakes campaign for the historically Republican Senate seat, now held by Bob Smith...
Coroner details wounds in dog attack case (03/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A coroner testified Monday that one of the dogs that killed Diane Whipple in her San Francisco apartment building last year attacked like a wild animal. Dr. Boyd Stephens, the chief medical examiner in San Francisco, said the dog seized and crushed Whipple's larynx to asphyxiate her...
Seven dead in assault on al-Qaida (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Seven American soldiers were killed and 11 were wounded Monday when two U.S. helicopters took enemy fire during the most deadly allied air and ground offensive of the war in Afghanistan. The U.S. assault, code-named Operation Anaconda, marked a new approach. Instead of relying on Afghan forces to take the fight to the al-Qaida, with U.S. troops in support, the Americans took the lead. Afghan, Canadian, Australian, German, Danish, Norwegian and French forces were supporting...
Pentagon team finds no defects in batteries (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Pentagon review team found no problems with thermal batteries used to power missiles and "smart" bombs, the Air Force said Monday. Built by Joplin, Mo.-based Eagle-Picher Technologies, the batteries are the subject of a former employee's federal whistle-blower lawsuit. Eagle-Picher has denied claims in the lawsuit that the company made defective batteries...
Laboratory experiment may have produced fusion (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- In a tabletop experiment, researchers created a reaction like nuclear fusion -- the energy source of the sun. Using a device described as the size of three stacked coffee cups, they zapped tiny dissolved bubbles with sound waves, triggering a flash of light and super-high temperatures...
Supreme Court bows out of salary case (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to be drawn into a dispute between Congress and the nation's judges over judicial pay -- but not without some angst. The court declined to hear an appeal from a group of judges that claims Congress reneged on a promise of annual cost-of-living increases. The case could have meant 9 percent pay increases for thousands of judges, including the Supreme Court members...
Driver guilty of document fraud (03/05/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A man whose past association with Sept. 11 ringleader Mohammed Atta has troubled federal authorities pleaded guilty Monday to one count of document fraud. At a plea hearing, Agus Budiman, 31, of Alexandria, Va., admitted that in November 2000 he helped a man who has been linked to Osama bin Laden, Mohammad bin Nasser Belfas, obtain an ID card from Virginia by falsely certifying that Belfas was a Virginia resident...
Homeland security director refuses request to testify (03/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Homeland security chief Tom Ridge is turning down a bipartisan request from a Senate committee that he testify, his spokeswoman said Monday, the latest White House-Congress difference over the war on terror. The two top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee -- Chairman Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and senior Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska -- wrote to Ridge on Monday asking that he appear before their panel...
Blue chips slide on profit-taking (03/05/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street retreated Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials falling more than 150 points as investors cashed in their winnings from the market's spectacular two-session rally. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite index proved steadier, its losses mitigated by optimism about earnings prospects at bellwether Intel. Analysts said the market's overall mood was cautious, but still showing signs of bullishness...
Investigators begin draining lake (03/05/02)
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- Authorities began draining a three-acre lake Monday in their search for bodies near a crematory where more than 300 corpses have already been discovered. Pipes drew enough water out to drop the lake level by 6 inches, authorities said. They estimate the lake outside Tri-State Crematory is 8 feet deep at its deepest point...
Bush to impose steel tariffs to help ailing steel industry (03/05/02)
AP White House CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will impose tariffs of 8 percent to 30 percent on several types of imported steel under a three-year plan to aid the ailing U.S. steel industry, The Associated Press learned Tuesday...
56 more charges filed against Georgia crematory operator (03/05/02)
Associated Press WriterLaFAYETTE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities filed 56 additional charges Tuesday against a crematory operator accused of discarding hundreds of corpses he was paid to cremate. The new charges bring to 174 the number of theft by deception counts against Ray Brent Marsh, who remains in Walker County Jail. A magistrate denied Marsh bond on Monday, noting that investigators were likely to file further charges...
Police report 15 killed in fighting (03/05/02)
JAMMU, India -- Separatist violence in India's region of Kashmir has left at least 17 people dead, Indian security officials said Monday. Indian soldiers killed eight Islamic militants trying to sneak in from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir along the remote frontier...
Yoko Ono rents London billboard for peace message (03/05/02)
LONDON -- Yoko Ono has rented a Picadilly Circus billboard to deliver a message of peace to the thousands who pass through the busy London intersection every day. The simple poster bears just one line from her late husband John Lennon's song "Imagine": "Imagine all the people living life in peace."...
Afghan residents tell of town's takeover by al-Qaida (03/05/02)
SURMAD, Afghanistan -- Two months ago, Arab and Chechen fighters showed up at the village of Shah-e-Kot and warned residents to leave or risk being caught up in fighting. Village elders accepted the advice. Now the village is the scene of some of the heaviest clashes of the Afghan war...
Israeli attacks kill 16 Palestinians (03/05/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel sent warplanes and tanks against Palestinian targets Monday, killing the wife and three children of a Hamas militant in what the military said was a mistake. In all, 16 Palestinians died in retaliatory raids. The multiple strikes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip followed a Cabinet decision Sunday to intensify military action after Israel was left reeling from Palestinian bombing and shooting attacks that killed 25 Israelis over the weekend...
U.S. firms sign more contracts for selling food to Cuba (03/05/02)
HAVANA -- The Cuban government has signed a new round of contracts to buy $32 million of food from American agricultural firms, a trade group said Monday -- a move sure to whet the appetites of U.S. food companies eager to increase their sales to the island...
Plastic grocery bag tax raises stir in Ireland (03/05/02)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Ireland slapped a 13-cent-per-bag surcharge on plastic shopping bags Monday, a measure lauded by environmentalists but decried as a rip-off by many struggling Dublin residents. "They'll be taxing my underpants next because they're not white enough," grumbled Brendan Quinn, departing the Moore Street market with a bagful of eggs and sausages...
Scientist met bin Laden but didn't reveal secrets, son says (03/05/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A former Pakistani nuclear scientist suspected of links to Islamic extremists met Osama bin Laden twice in Afghanistan but did not reveal any nuclear secrets, the scientist's son said Monday. Sultan Bashiruddin Mehmood, who retired from Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission in 1999, did not tell his family that he had met with bin Laden in 2000 and 2001, his son, Dr. ...
Woman gives birth to quintuplets (03/05/02)
BEIJING -- A 33-year-old woman from northern China gave birth Monday to quintuplets and a dairy products manufacturer promised them free milk powder up to age 7, state media reported. Doctors at Beijing Maternity Hospital delivered Wang Cuiying's three girls and two boys by Caesarean section, two months premature, the Xinhua News Agency reported...
Some Hindus rescue Muslim neighbors amid recent violence (03/05/02)
AHMADABAD, India -- Horrified by the screams of his Muslim neighbors being beaten and burned alive, Virsing Rathod put aside fear and did what many other Hindus could not get up the courage to do. The burly Hindu and his two sons jumped in a truck, rammed their way through frenzied Hindu rioters and began pulling Muslims from the flames just before midnight Thursday...
Hunger strike in its sixth day (03/05/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- U.S. officials pledged Monday that none of the Afghan war prisoners is "going to starve" in a hunger strike, which has been spurred on by uncertainty hanging over their cases. With the protest reaching its sixth day, 83 al-Qaida and Taliban detainees were refusing some or all food, down from a high of 194 on Thursday...
Historian who questioned Holocaust declared bankrupt (03/05/02)
LONDON -- Historian David Irving, who questioned the extent of the Holocaust, was declared bankrupt Monday after failing to pay legal costs to an American professor and her publisher. Irving sued American academic Deborah Lipstadt and publisher Penguin in April 2000 over her 1994 book, "Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory." Irving said the book destroyed his livelihood and fueled hatred against him...
Coalition forces close in on al-Qaida, enter cave complex (03/05/02)
Associated Press WriterGARDEZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. and coalition forces inched up the snow-covered mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, trying to reach hideouts believed to contain hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. Some forces entered at least one cave complex, uncovering weapons caches...
Clashes raise death toll past 500 (03/05/02)
AHMADABAD, India -- Police fired at a mob trying to set fire to Muslim buildings early Monday, killing two people in the latest Hindu-Muslim violence in the western Gujarat state, where 544 people have died in six days. Six other people reportedly were killed overnight in other towns, but no details were available. ...
Palestinian militants kill 5 Israelis; Israel stages air raids (03/05/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Palestinian militants struck at Israeli civilians Tuesday with a suicide bombing on a bus, a roadside ambush in the West Bank and a restaurant shooting in Israel's largest city, leaving five Israelis and two Palestinian assailants dead...
Central, Notre Dame return experience, state qualifiers (03/05/02)
Both Cape Girardeau Central and Notre Dame Regional High School return state qualifiers for the girls swimming season that begins today. Central coach Dayna Powell opened practice with a turnout of 40 girls, including one returning state qualifier, senior Terra Herzberger...
Eagle Ridge team earns nationals berth (03/05/02)
The Eagle Ridge girls basketball team will compete in the National Association of Christian Athletes National Tournament this week in Dayton, Tenn. Eagle Ridge received the invitation after recently winning the Class 2A Missouri State Christian Athletic Association Tournament...
Local teams take next step toward state basketball titles (03/05/02)
Several Southeast Missouri high school basketball teams meet on the courts tonight, another step toward the Class 1A and 2A state championships. For results on these games and playoff scores from across the state, see Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Bell City cruises past Delta C-7 in regional (03/05/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bell City coach David Heeb didn't use a conventional timeout to address his Cubs in their Class 1A regional game against Delta C-7, but it was effective nonetheless. Displeased with his team's play in the second quarter, Heeb set his entire starting five on the bench. They returned to deliver an early knockout blow as Bell City advanced with a 78-42 victory...
Gooden, Hinrich earn spots on All-Big 12 men's squad (03/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drew Gooden and Kirk Hinrich, the key performers in No. 1 Kansas' unbeaten conference season, are unanimous first-team selections to The Associated Press All-Big 12 team for 2001-2002. A panel of sports writers and broadcasters also named Texas Tech's Andre Emmett, Oklahoma's Hollis Price and Missouri's Kareem Rush to the first team...
Creighton win leaves SIU waiting for NCAA invitation (03/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Terrell Taylor scored 20 points and Kyle Korver added 18, pacing Creighton to an 84-76 victory Monday night over Southern Illinois for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament that begins next week...
Richardson will appeal contract buyout, attorney says (03/05/02)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson intends to appeal the university's decision to buy out his contract, his attorney said Monday. Arkansas bought out the remaining six years of Richardson's contract on Friday. The announcement came six days after Richardson had publicly said: "If they go ahead and pay me my money, they can take the job tomorrow."...
Grbac ready to retire rather than relocate (03/05/02)
BALTIMORE -- Elvis Grbac will retire from the NFL instead of attempt to play for another team, the quarterback's agent said. Released by the Baltimore Ravens last week after rejecting a restructured contract, Grbac turned down a proposal from the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend. He told his agent, Jim Steiner, he was ready to quit football...
CART agreement puts future of Chicago event on track (03/05/02)
CHICAGO -- The CART race in Chicago is back on. Nearly a month after Chicago Motor Speedway suspended its auto racing schedule, CART said Monday it will lease the track and hold the Grand Prix of Chicago on June 30 as originally scheduled. "The announcement the race was going to go away was disappointing for me because Chicago is such a great town and such a great racing town," driver Jimmy Vasser said. "It's great to have it back on the schedule."...
The X-Man - Agent for extreme athletes finds his niche (03/05/02)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Peter Carlisle cheered until he lost his voice when Ross Powers and Kelly Clark won snowboarding gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Carlisle was more than just a fan. He's also a sports agent who counts Powers and Clark among the 10 athletes he represented at last month's games in Salt Lake City...
Ex-Nets star offers condolences to family of dead limo driver (03/05/02)
The AssociatedPress FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams offered "heartfelt condolences" Monday to the family of a limousine driver who he is accused of killing with a shotgun blast at his rural estate. The former New Jersey Net spoke briefly before leaving the Hunterdon County courthouse, where he appeared for a five-minute hearing on the case. Williams is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the Feb. 14 shooting death of Costas Christofi...
Smith shines in season's first start (03/05/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Bud Smith, who threw a no-hitter for St. Louis late last season, made his first start Monday and gave up just one run as the Cardinals beat Baltimore 13-4. Smith faced the minimum of seven batters through 2 2/3 innings before giving up a run on Jerry Hairston's single to left that scored Geronimo Gil...
Season frustrating, athletes weren't (03/05/02)
ggarner I was disappointed with our 6-22 record this season, but I was not disappointed with our players. There are a lot of teams with bad records that had players quit or had a lot of internal bickering and fighting. This year's Southeast team hung together as a family despite the record and as a result we were a lot better at the end of the season than at the beginning. I appreciate the attitude and hard work put in by this year's team...
Strange world - Sega's Sonic now for Game Cube (03/05/02)
Sega and Nintendo once were archrivals, their platforms battling like the characters in their games to dominate the videogame console market. Times have changed. After the unfortunate Dreamcast passed away last year, Sega has become strictly a maker of games. Nintendo, meanwhile, is besieged by muscular rivals -- Sony with its hugely popular PlayStation 2, and Microsoft's new Xbox...
In pursuit of smoke-free laundry (03/05/02)
hkronmueller Laundry owners around town must love to see my car pull into their parking lots. It only happens about once every two months, but when it does, it means business -- lots of it! You see, I have a lot of clothes. I don't have an excess of one item and not another, like a lot of jeans but not as many sweaters. I have plenty of everything...
Secluded island offers break from hectic pace (03/05/02)
Editor's note: Ann Ostendorf of Cape Girardeau is taking a year to travel abroad. This is one in a series of articles about her journey. By Ann Ostendorf ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian After seven months wandering around Asia I needed a vacation. ...
Marilyn Linder (03/05/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Funeral for Marilyn June Linder of Dongola will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Stan Chism will officiate. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday until time of service...
Jennie Thompson (03/05/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jennie Thompson, 98, of Cairo died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Massie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Augie Talley (03/05/02)
BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Augie H. Talley, 78, of Brownwood died Monday, March 4, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1923, at Zalma, Mo., son of Benjamin and Stella Deckard Talley. He and Betty Jo Lemons were married March 21, 1981, at Gipsy, Mo. Talley was a retired self-employed mechanic. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Claudine Lorch (03/05/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Claudine M. Lorch, 81, of Advance died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 4, 1920, in Advance, daughter of Oscar and Nelle Cawthon Tippett. She and Leonard J. Lorch were married May 14, 1940. He died Feb. 20, 2001...
Thelma Ward Moore (03/05/02)
KELSO, Mo. -- Thelma Ward Moore, 85, of Kelso died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 26, 1916, in Randles, Mo., daughter of William A. and Hattie Paralee Harmon Sledge. She married Ralph S. Ward on March 25, 1935. He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 1970. She later married Alvin Moore on Feb. 10, 1973. He preceded her in death March 7, 1996...
Clara Neader (03/05/02)
Clara Neader, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born March 25, 1929, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of William T. and Della Miskell Matney. She married Boyd Neader, who preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother of Cape Girardeau; and a brother, Lawrence Matney of Advance, Mo...
Warren Strack (03/05/02)
Warren H. Strack, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born April 20, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry A. and Louise M. Bertling Strack. He and Margaret P. Welker were married Aug. 22, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
David McSwain (03/05/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- David Lee McSwain, 54, of St. Louis died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 13, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Lee and Mary Magdalen Burger McSwain. He married Cheri Lynn McKee Jan 1, 2002, at Commerce, Mo...
Eureda Hendershott (03/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Eureda May Hendershott, 52, of Jackson died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1949, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Warren and Eureda Robinett Powers. She and Marshall Hendershott were married Sept. 15, 1969, at Sikeston. He died May 16, 2001...
Gladys Pearson (03/05/02)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Gladys F. Pearson, 89, of Cobden died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at City Care Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Union County, daughter of Monroe and Melissa Skinner Tucker. She and Willard F. Pearson were married May 1, 1961, in Anna, Ill. He died Sept. 14, 1998...
Clinton Fulton (03/05/02)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Clinton Ray Fulton, 71, of Oak Ridge died Monday, March 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 29, 1931, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Louis Ray and Ona Caroline Yount Fulton. He and Patsy Sue Hartle were married Oct. 10, 1964, at Patton, Mo...
Births 3/5/02 (03/05/02)
Case Daughter to Derek and Kelly Case of St. Louis, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 9:03 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002. Name, Emily Kathryn. Weight, 8 pounds. First child. Mrs. Case is the former Kelly Jones, daughter of John and Paul Jones of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau. She is court administrator for the city of Richmond Heights, Mo. Case is the son of Stuart and Beverly Riley of Waterloo, Ill. He is employed at Schneithorst's...
Jackson fire report 3/5 (03/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, March 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 9:47 p.m., a small weed fire at 613 Morgan Oak. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 1:34 a.m., an alarm sounding at Greek housing on Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Jackson police report 3/5 (03/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, March 5 ArrestsByron Allen Brown, 20, 909 Hackberry, was arrested Sunday for possession of marijuana and careless driving. William Eldridge Zolper, Mendota, Ill., was arrested Sunday for failure to appear. TheftA blue motorcycle was reported stolen Sunday at 1325 N. West End Blvd...
Out of the past 3/5/02 (03/05/02)
10 years ago: March 5, 1992 Cape Girardeau Citizens Advisory Commission on Education attempted yesterday to sort through school district's finance, facilities and education program needs and begin cohesive long-range planning effort. Cape Girardeau Public Library will discontinue its Sunday hours on April 26; over summer, library officials will discuss whether to reopen Sundays in fall; Bettye Black, assistant director, says response to experimental Sunday hours has been tremendous, with more patrons than any other day at library.. ...
Clarification 3/5 (03/05/02)
Altenburg 48 school district in Perry County and Kelso C-7 school district in Scott County received Distinction in Performance awards for the 2000-01 school year from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They were inadvertently left out of an article in Monday's issue...
National Guard gives us reason to be proud (03/05/02)
The war on terrorism is being fought on many fronts. One successful military deployment deserves considerably more recognition than it is getting for the success of its assignment: the men and women of the National Guard who provided security at the Winter Olympics in Utah for a month. As a result, athletes, coaches and spectators were kept safe. More than that, any effort to mount a terrorist attack was thwarted...
For Lou Hobbs, life is what you make it (03/05/02)
The Lou Hobbs story is full of hardship, persistence, grit and now a battle with a disease that would challenge even the strongest among us. The themes of this real-life story sound familiar -- like the lyrics of many of the hundreds of rockabilly songs Hobbs has written and performed over the 40 years of his professional career...
Bush is handed a blank check to fight terrorists (03/05/02)
To the editor: I get the heebie-jeebies every time I am told that, in this time of crisis, the strategies and policies of the Bush administration are not to be subject to scrutiny, that the president is to be given carte blanche in anything he does or will do -- just as long as he can point to the existence of a terrorist somewhere, anywhere, in the world. ...
Speak Out 03/05/02 (03/05/02)
Firearms in plays I FIND it strange that students are expelled or given suspension for bringing so-called weapons to school, yet the administration condones the use of rifles and blank cartridges on school property for play productions. Teaching theory, religion...
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