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Marketing association offers way to cut down on junk mail (03/06/02)
Want to stop junk mail? To put your name on a list to stop bulk business mail from coming to your house, write to Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, N.Y., 11735-9008, or check out their Web site at www.the-dma.org/cgi/offmailinglistdave...
Expert panel addresses issue of children and terrorism (03/06/02)
Since Sept. 11 parents have been forced to walk a fine line between scaring their children and speaking frankly with them about terrorism, said a panel Tuesday evening. The six-member group met with several community members during a program at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
U.S. Court digest 3/6/02 (03/06/02)
Jackson mother, son sentenced for drugs A mother and son drug team were sentenced Monday for their role in forming a methamphetamine lab. Deborah Ing, 40, and Wesley Ing, 22, agreed to guilty pleas in December. She was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. He was sentenced to eight years in prison...
Southeast, students adjusting to jump in cost of cable (03/06/02)
Southeast Missouri State University tapped into cable television service at a bargain price over the past decade. The school paid $8,000 a year for at least 10 years -- university and cable company officials don't know how long the arrangement has lasted -- to get the service even as the school added cable outlets in its residence halls and academic buildings without the cable company's knowledge...
Council candidates concur on most city issues (03/06/02)
LEAGUE FORUM By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian As the five Cape Girardeau City Council candidates answered various questions at a public forum Tuesday night, there seemed to be agreement on most of the topics...
Parents grieve loss of son to war (03/06/02)
Parents of Army Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, the second Missouri soldier killed in the latest assault in Afghanistan, on Tuesday called their son a good father and husband who proudly served in the war on terrorism. Svitak, 31, of Joplin, Mo., was among seven U.S. ...
Bill proposes state change to district attorney system (03/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Only Texas and Kentucky have more elected local prosecuting attorneys than Missouri's 115. But having so many elected prosecutors is hampering rather than helping the pursuit of justice in the state, say supporters of reducing that number...
Senate committee rejects cameras at stoplights (03/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite an attempt at compromise, a state Senate panel defeated legislation Tuesday that would have let police use cameras to catch motorists running red lights. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-2 against the measure after members raised concerns about invading personal privacy and allowing machines to do a human's work...
Diocese pays to settle abuse claim (03/06/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Amid growing pressure on the Catholic Church to rid itself of pedophiles, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph said Monday it paid $25,000 in 1996 to settle a sexual abuse claim against a priest. The alleged abuse occurred in the early 1980s, when the accuser was in grade school and the accused was his parish priest, the Rev. Patrick Rush, vicar general of the diocese, told The Kansas City Star...
More charges filed against operator of crematory (03/06/02)
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- Authorities filed 56 additional charges Tuesday against the operator of a northwest Georgia crematory where hundreds of discarded corpses have been found and an official said the recovery of bodies was ending. "Hopefully we have found all of them," said Walker County Emergency Management Agency Director David Ashburn. "We are scaling back now."...
State's first biodiesel pump opens (03/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Trucks, school buses and firetrucks lined up as the state's first biodiesel pump opened for business at a capital city gas station. The diesel fuel composed of a 20 percent soybean mix can be used by any diesel engine, much like a corn-based ethanol mix can be used by gasoline-powered vehicles...
Jury orders child-seat maker to pay $10.5 million (03/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis couple has been awarded $10.5 million in a lawsuit against the maker of a car safety seat for injuries their 2-year-old son suffered when a drunk driver struck their car. A jury ruled Friday that the Cosco safety seat had a faulty design that was partly responsible for severe injuries suffered by Benjamin Uxa. The toddler was in a Cosco high-back booster seat on Sept. 27, 1999, when his mother's car was struck...
Election bills under debate (03/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With statewide elections just a few months off, legislators are debating whether to revise voting procedures to avert problems like those that occurred in Missouri and elsewhere in 2000. The Senate and House spent most of Tuesday debating their respective bills but made little headway toward first-round approval...
Pharmacist's admission said to help to drug firms (03/06/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The guilty plea by the pharmacist who diluted cancer medication is likely to bolster drug companies' defense that Robert R. Courtney is solely responsible, a legal scholar said. Pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb are defendants in roughly 200 lawsuits filed in Jackson County by the druggist's former patients...
Stadium bill gets chilly reception (03/06/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Advocates of a statewide vote on subsidies for stadiums received a chilly reception Tuesday from a House committee where stadium-aid proposals are pending. Rep. Jim Murphy, R-St. Louis, has proposed a constitutional amendment requiring a statewide vote before the Legislature could appropriate money to pay off bonds for a major league sports facility...
Dexter alderman - Decisions made behind his back (03/06/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter alderman has accused the mayor and city administrator of making decisions behind the backs of aldermen. Those alleged decisions included placing the city's police chief, Ken Rinehart, and police Sgt. Sammy Stone on administrative duty at the police station after their January indictments by a Stoddard County grand jury...
Bush OKs big tariffs on steel imports (03/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush slapped hefty tariffs of up to 30 percent on a range of steel imports Tuesday, suggesting it would help ailing U.S. steelmakers get back on their feet. The action could raise prices on products including cars and appliances and drew sharp criticism from U.S. trading partners...
Democrats criticize president's welfare plan (03/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- Key Senate Democrats said Tuesday that President Bush's welfare plan fails to give poor Americans support needed to move out of poverty, does not spend enough on child care and wrongly fails to restore benefits for legal immigrants. The president is also wrong to call for $300 million to promote marriage among welfare recipients, said Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Finance Committee, which will write legislation this year renewing the 1996 welfare overhaul...
Blue chip rally resumes (03/06/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's appetite for blue chips returned Wednesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials sharply higher on new economic data showing business is improving. The tech sector stalled, however, reflecting lingering concerns that the sector has become overpriced...
Twin columns of light will mark WTC anniversary (03/06/02)
NEW YORK -- The passage of six months since the World Trade Center attack will be observed with a bronze sculpture damaged on Sept. 11 and with twin columns of light beamed skyward from a spot near ground zero. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. George Pataki said Tuesday that "Tribute in Light," meant to evoke the destroyed towers, and "The Sphere," a sculpture that had stood in the trade center plaza, are meant only as temporary memorials until a permanent design is selected...
Ship rescues missing woman (03/06/02)
MIAMI -- A cruise ship cabin stewardess who fell overboard was rescued Tuesday after treading water for at least 10 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said. The 24-year-old Romanian woman was in stable condition and will remain on the Miami-based Norway under the care of a ship's doctor until it makes it next cruise call in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to officials...
Scandal may cost priests' rights (03/06/02)
BOSTON -- With the Archdiocese of Boston suspending priests on suspicion of child molestation and turning their names over to prosecutors, some are warning that the church is moving too fast and that priests' rights are being trampled. "It's almost like a movie -- you're convicted and then they try you," said Michael Higgins, a former priest who is the head of Justice for Priests and Deacons, an organization founded by canon lawyers in 1997 to defend the rights of Roman Catholic clergy...
Jet makes emergency landing in Arkansas after cockpit fire (03/06/02)
TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A cockpit fire forced a United Airlines 757 to make an emergency landing at Texarkana Regional Airport on Tuesday. None of the 106 people on board was injured. There was no word on the cause of the fire, although Federal Aviation Administration Roland Herwig said there was a possibility it was caused by a window heater...
Judge OKs $5 million for former Enron workers (03/06/02)
HOUSTON -- The New York judge overseeing Enron Corp.'s bankruptcy approved a plan Tuesday to distribute about $1,100 in severance money to each of the approximately 4,500 workers laid off when the company filed for bankruptcy in December. "That's what we wanted because people need it," said Deborah DeFforge, co-chairwoman of the Severed Enron Employees Coalition, a group of more than 600 laid-off workers...
Three shot to death outside Michigan courthouse (03/06/02)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- A man shot and killed his ex-wife and two other people in a courthouse parking lot Tuesday, then holed up for several hours inside his home before surrendering, police said. The shooting was a "domestic-type of deal," said police officer Charles Lyon...
Afghan battle evolved with more enemy fighters (03/06/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The bloody U.S.-led assault on al-Qaida fighters holed up in eastern Afghanistan is turning into a tougher and longer battle than the Pentagon had hoped. But Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday he has no doubt it will succeed...
Jet patrols called up 292 times in 6 months (03/06/02)
WASHINGTON -- It doesn't take much these days to draw a pair of jet fighters off your wingtips -- an unruly airline passenger, a wrong turn into restricted airspace or deviation from a flight plan. Since Sept. 11, concerns about more terrorism in North America's skies have drawn investigating U.S. and Canadian fighters 292 times, military officials say...
Powell tells Sharon to reconsider his declaration of war (03/06/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's declaration of war against the Palestinians will not work and should be reconsidered. "If you declare war against the Palestinians and think you can solve the problem by seeing how many Palestinians can be killed -- I don't know if that leads you anywhere," Powell said...
China opens legislative session (03/06/02)
BEIJING -- In an annual ritual of political pageantry, Premier Zhu Rongji launched China's legislative session Tuesday, urging lawmakers to unite in facing internal and external threats to stability. This year's 11-day legislative session comes at a time of transition, as Zhu and other top leaders in their seventies prepare to yield power to a younger generation of leadership...
Russia needs to be part of Europe, but process will take time (03/06/02)
MOSCOW -- A former U.S. national security adviser urged Russia on Tuesday to rebuild itself as a strong, successful democracy if it wants to provide a counterbalance to U.S. power. Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to former President Carter, told the former Cold War foe he understands its "sense of resentment at the unusual position the United States occupies in the world today."...
Pope scraps appearances due to health concerns (03/06/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II is scrapping several public appointments over the next two next weeks on the advice of his doctors, the Vatican said Tuesday. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said a painful, arthritic knee was forcing the pontiff to cancel his weekly general audience on Wednesday and parish visits the next two Sundays...
Exhibition reflects century of war, progress (03/06/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Nelson Mandela releases a white dove. Mikhail Gorbachev stands beside a remnant of the Berlin Wall. Aung San Suu Kyi looks out a window. Yasser Arafat holds a picture of the late Yitzhak Rabin. Photographs of these Nobel Peace Prize winners reflect what U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the newest peace laureate, calls "a century of savage loss and bloodshed, but also one of extraordinary progress and vision."...
China to put police officers on airline flights this summer (03/06/02)
BEIJING -- A new police force formed to guard China's airlines in response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks will start flying on domestic flights this summer, a state newspaper said Tuesday. Two officers from the 2,000-member force are to be assigned to each plane in July or August, the China Daily said. It said recruits, picked in part based on military experience and "good morals," were being taught English and martial arts...
Coalition forces closing in on al-Qaida in rugged terrain (03/06/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida fighters were killed in fierce fighting Tuesday as U.S.-led coalition forces pressed their offensive in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghan-istan, the American commander said. U.S. forces in the region said as many as 800 opposition fighters had been seen moving toward the battle since the American-led operation was launched on Saturday...
Court sets aside petition to keep suspect in Pakistan (03/06/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A Pakistani court on Tuesday set aside a petition to prevent the handover of the key suspect in the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl to the United States, after the government promised not to do so in violation of the law, the prosecutor said...
Al-Qaida fighters taunt U.S. forces - at a price (03/06/02)
EDITOR'S NOTE -- Associated Press Writer Jonathan Ewing spent nine days in the battle zone of eastern Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Anaconda. Here is his account of one confrontation. By JONATHAN EWING Associated Press WriterSIRKANKEL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Capt. Kevin Butler couldn't believe his eyes...
Conspiracy theories abound to explain deadly religious riots (03/06/02)
AHMADABAD, India -- The day after the deadly train fire that ignited Hindu-Muslim violence in western India, local authorities blamed the attack on a railroad platform fracas among angry Muslim tea vendors and slogan-chanting Hindus. Nearly a week later, conspiracy theories abound about who was behind the assault, which claimed 58 Hindu lives and set off riots and attacks that left more than 500 people dead, most of them Muslims...
ND tackles Royal threat in next step (03/06/02)
Notre Dame's days of easy victories are likely a thing of the past. Tonight, Notre Dame's girls quest to return to the Class 2A state championship game gets serious when the Bulldogs encounter Twin Rivers in the sectional round at Cape Girardeau Central High School. It will be a meeting of two 25-win teams...
Notre Dame wins opening meet in girls swimming (03/06/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Notre Dame Regional High School opened its girls' swim season with a win over Incarnate Word. In the process, Lindsay Kuper's four wins included state cut times in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle. Kuper also won the 100-meter butterfly and anchored the winning 200-meter freestlye relay...
Today's games (03/06/02)
CLASS 2A GIRLS SECTIONAL Notre Dame (25-2) vs. Twin Rivers (25-3) WHEN/WHERE: 6:30 p.m., Cape Girardeau Central High School
  • UP NEXT: John Burroughs (16-11) or Arcadia Valley (14-11)
  • KEY PLAYERS: Twin Rivers, G Amanda Lance (5-5, so., 20 ppg), C Racheal Baker (6-0, sr., 10.5 ppg), G Nickey Clark (5-5, sr., 9.5 ppg); Notre Dame, C Deana McCormick (6-0, sr., 14 ppg, 7.2 rpg), F Lisa Millham (5-10, sr., 16 ppg), F Ashley Millham (5-10, so., 14 ppg). ...
  • Dickau's lights-out shooting lifts Zags into NCAAs (03/06/02)
    SAN DIEGO -- For 30 minutes, Dan Dickau looked all too average and the automatic NCAA berth that Gonzaga has grown used to was slipping away. Then Dickau hit a 3-pointer. And another. Then two more in a bang-bang sequence. He hit from the corner, from the wing, from way beyond the top of the key...
    Creighton in NCAA comfort zone for fourth straight year (03/06/02)
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Selection Sunday won't hold quite as much suspense for Creighton's basketball team this year. The Bluejays are waiting only to find out who and where they will play in the NCAA tournament. They already know they will be invited. "It feels nice. We can sit back, relax and have fun with it," said Kyle Korver, who had 18 points and nine rebounds Monday night when Creighton beat Southern Illinois 84-76 in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game...
    UIC makes sophomore appearance in tournament (03/06/02)
    CLEVELAND -- Cedrick Banks walked over and greeted Loyola coach Larry Farmer after the game just as he almost always does -- with a hug and kiss. "I love the kid," Farmer said. "I just wish he would have missed that shot." Banks made a turnaround jumper with four seconds left in overtime Tuesday night, giving Illinois-Chicago a 76-75 win over Loyola of Chicago in the championship game of the Horizon tournament...
    Gooden wins Big 12's top award (03/06/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas' Drew Gooden, an All-Big 12 first-team member on the nation's top-ranked team, is the unanimous choice as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. It would be a scandal if he weren't. The 6-10 junior -- widely expected to depart Kansas a year early for the NBA -- topped all other Big 12 players in points (20.6 per game) and rebounds (11.1)...
    Bradley, DePaul looking for new men's coaches (03/06/02)
    It didn't take long for the coaching vacancy signs to go up. Pat Kennedy of DePaul and Mack MaCarthy of Virginia Commonwealth resigned on Tuesday, while Jim Molinari of Bradley and Mel Hankinson of Liberty were fired. Massachusetts women's coach Joanie O'Brien also was dismissed...
    Ankiel to skip next start due to elbow pain (03/06/02)
    ANKIEL WILL SKIP NEXT START BECAUSE OF SORE ELBOW VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Rick Ankiel's spring training comeback is on temporary hold due to elbow pain that will force the St. Louis Cardinals left-hander to skip a start...
    Cardinals, Dodgers tie 4-4 (03/06/02)
    Luke Allen singled in the tying run with two outs in the eighth inning, rallying the Dodgers into a 4-4 tie with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Omar Daal, trying to become the Dodgers' fifth starter, allowed two first-inning homers and six hits in three innings. Five days ago, he allowed five runs in just one inning...
    Taguchi, Robinson among leaders in chase for vacant left field (03/06/02)
    VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Eli Marrero became the fifth different starting left fielder in six games for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The defending NL Central champions are set everywhere else. But in left field, it appears to be a wide-open derby. "All we've said to these guys is if you play left, center or right, they all count," manager Tony La Russa said Tuesday. ...
    Last-place Knicks extend Chaney's contract (03/06/02)
    PURCHASE, N.Y. -- The last-place New York Knicks extended the contract of coach Don Chaney, who has an 11-27 record since taking over in November following the resignation of Jeff Van Gundy. "Yeah, it's true," Chaney said as he left practice at SUNY-Purchase...
    Now the ideal time for pasta primavera (03/06/02)
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- In spite of its Italian name and near classic status, pasta primavera is not a dish from the Old Country. It was created by New York City chef-restaurateur Sirio Maccioni. Maccioni owns Le Cirque 2000, a renowned French restaurant in Manhattan. ...
    Study finds lung cancer, pollution tie (03/06/02)
    CHICAGO -- Long-term exposure to the air pollution in some of America's biggest metropolitan areas significantly raises the risk of dying from lung cancer and is about as dangerous as living with a smoker, a study of a half-million people found. The study echoes previous research and provides the strongest evidence yet of the health dangers of the pollution levels found in many big cities and even some smaller ones, according to the researchers from Brigham Young University and New York University.. ...
    OFF! the Top of My Head (03/06/02)
    By Chad Armbruster Forgive me readers for I have sinned. It's been 111 days since my last article and I have no good reason. However fear not my friends for I have gone through many life changes over the past few months. No, I don't mean the typical Cape Girardeau life change, which requires the use of a gerbil, chunky peanut butter, a keg of Stag, super glue and a nice shade of mauve lipstick. ...
    Big thighs join daffodils as harbingers of spring (03/06/02)
    The days are getting longer. The air is getting warmer. The daffodils will bloom, the birds of spring will chirp. And, along with all the other astonishing harbingers of spring, Heidi Hall's winter thighs will emerge into the light. Apparently this event, equal in magnitude to a solar eclipse, is going to happen in sunny Florida on a long weekend later this month -- during shorts weather. ...
    Use cleanser to remove wax (03/06/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog seems to always have a lot of ear wax. It doesn't seem to bother him, but I am afraid it will lead to infection. What is the proper way to clean his ears? Answer: Ideas about the best technique for cleaning ears changes from time to time. ...
    New fish recipe for Lenten meals (03/06/02)
    smcclanahan During this season of Lent, many people practice eating fish on Friday. At the Senior Center we are careful to serve fish on every Friday during Lent. For those who do practice this tradition, you might enjoy a change from fried fish. If you can't find the black grouper filets, almost any kind of firm, textured filet will do fine...
    A tisket, a tasket - Growing grass for an Easter basket (03/06/02)
    Easter was a very important day when I was growing up. I can remember my parents usually purchasing a new suit for me with shirt and tie to match. The first time I wore the new outfit would be on Easter morning. Our own children sported a new outfit each Easter morning. My wife has already purchased that new dress and suit for our grandchildren for this Easter. The tradition continues...
    Getting ready for summer gardens (03/06/02)
    By Debbie Naeter If you are on anyone's mailing list anywhere, by now you have probably received your spring 2002 seed and nursery catalogs. Aren't they fun? You can sit and dream up the most beautiful garden; it's filled with all your favorite blooms and overflowing with perfect fruit and vegetables. There's not a weed, bug or disease in sight...
    Kill Your Toaster and Your Boss (03/06/02)
    By Mix 96.5's Resident Chubby Cherub, Mr. Parker After seeing last month's cover you're probably thinking that I'm a bit on the portly side. I used to be like a little girl when it came to comments like "big guy", "big boy", "living large", and so on. ...
    Local Music & Theatre (03/06/02)
    Wednesday, 3/6 Comedy Club, Willy Beach Club Funomenon, Broussard's Karaoke, Show Me's Friday, 3/8 Mix 96.5 DJ, Jeremiah's Sunday, 3/10 Water Street Band at the River City Yacht Club/Port Cape Tuesday, 3/12...
    Billboard's Top Ten (03/06/02)
    Billboard's Top Ten Modern Rock Tracks 1. Blurry, Puddle of Mudd 2. Youth of The Nation, P.O.D. 3. Wasting My Time, Default 4. In the End, Linkin Park 5. Crawling In The Dark, Hoobastank 6. Last Nite, The Strokes 7. The Middle, Jimmy Eat World 8. For You, Staind...
    50 Is Fabulous (03/06/02)
    Enter the Old Town Cape 50 Fabulous Features Contest. Just describe your favorite feature about Old Town Cape in 10 words or less and deliver it to an Old Town Cape business displaying a 50 Fabulous Features poster in its window. "We hope the public will be creative with their responses," said Marsha Toll, promotions committee chairman. ...
    Upcoming events (03/06/02)
    Miami Mambo The Miami City Ballet is coming to Southeast Missouri State University, April 8-10. One of the largest ballet companies in the country, the Miami City Ballet employs more than 45 dancers and has toured 29 states. There will be workshop activities Monday and Tuesday, and the performance will be Wednesday at the Rose Theatre...
    Americana Concert (03/06/02)
    The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sara Edgerton, will present an "Americana" Concert March 12, 8pm in Academic Auditorium. This subscription series concert will feature the music of 20th century American composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, and Ferde Grofe. ...
    Mystikaleidoscopes (03/06/02)
    Colorful Horoscopes CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.19) Did you know that goldfish have memories of about three seconds. That means that every time they pass through the little plastic castle, it is, for them, the first time. You can learn quite a lesson from the tiny carps: Over the next few days, don't count on anything, and don't take anything for granted. ...
    Reel News (03/06/02)
    Kiss of the Dragon Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya Jet Li stars as officer, Liu Jian from Hong Kong who has been sent to Paris to aid in the apprehension of a major drug smuggler. Things go awry when the officer in charge of the operation, Richard (Tcheky Karyo, The Patriot), sets him up for the murder of the suspect. ...
    History of the Shamrock and Leprechauns (03/06/02)
    Near a misty stream in Ireland in the hollow of a treeLive mystical, magical leprechauns who are clever as can be With their pointed ears, and turned up toes and little coats of greenThe leprechauns busily make their shoes and try hard not to be seen. Only those who really believe have seen these little elves And if we are all believersWe can surely see for ourselves.(Irish Blessing)...
    Ever eat here? We did! (03/06/02)
    Port Cape By Misty Smith You can pretty much satisfy all tastes one way or another at Port Cape. whether you feel like beef or chicken or you are even a vegetarian, I'm sure you will find something to enjoy. I myself have eaten there many times, and have taken all avenues, from their barbecued pork to their catfish to their awesome salads that 4 people could eat and still have some left over. ...
    An Interview with Independent Comic Book Creator Steve Hamaker (03/06/02)
    By Justin Colburn Two and a half years ago I was given the opportunity to represent Marvels & Legends at my first comic book convention. So on Thanksgiving weekend my friends and I loaded up the car and headed to Columbus for Mid-Ohio Con '99. Of all the artists and writers at the convention there were only a handful who made the convention a memorable experience for me, and out of those few one person sticks out in my mind more than any of the others...
    "INSIGHT" at the Gallery (03/06/02)
    "Insight" is an exhibit of watermedia paintings by Cape Girardeau artist Mary Strong opened March 1 and continues through Friday, March 29 at Gallery 100. Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The exhibits are free and open to the public...
    Concert schedule (03/06/02)
    ST. LOUIS AREA Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Thursday, 3/7....Bottle Rockets Friday, 3/8.....Bottle Rockets Saturday, 3/9.....Monte Montgomery Wednesday, 3/13.....Chuck Berry Saturday, 3/16.....Edwin McCain Wednesday, 3/20.....The Yahoos...
    The Dharma Bum (03/06/02)
    By Jaysen Buterin "Rather, I think one should write, as nearly as possible, as if he were the first person on earth, and was humbly and sincerely putting on paper that which he saw and experienced and loved and lost; what his passing thoughts were and his sorrows and desires." - Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac...
    Brian Rickman (03/06/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Brian W. Rickman, 25, of Benton died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 11, 1976, at Dexter, Mo., son of Charles Edward and Peggy Darlene Williams Rickman. Rickman had been a welder at Wheeler's Trailer Co. at Morley, Mo...
    Margaret Cope (03/06/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Margaret Francis Cope, 60, of Scott City died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Alvin Ray and M. Madeline Bader Stoffregen. She and Daniel Jessie Cope were married July 25, 1957, in Cape Girardeau...
    Marie Rinehart (03/06/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Marie Rinehart, 98, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna, Ill. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Gilbert LeClere (03/06/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Gilbert J. LeClere, 55, of Scott City died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    Lloyd Sichling (03/06/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Lloyd L. Sichling, 76, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1925, at Grand Chain, Ill., son of Irving Earl and Martha Ellen File Sichling. He and Violet Hofer were married July 1, 1949...
    Edna Young (03/06/02)
    Edna Young, 82, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 1, 2002, in Springfield. She was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Issaquena County, Miss., daughter of Jimmy and Grace Bradford. Young moved from Cape Girardeau to Springfield about a year ago...
    Hester Hendrix (03/06/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hester D. Hendrix, 97, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1905, at Yount, Mo., daughter of Ruben and Effie Kennon Edmond. She and Andrew Hendrix were married Aug. 7, 1922. He died June 27, 1978...
    Mary Fritzen (03/06/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mary Lucille Fritzen, 80, of Bisbee, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1921, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of the Rev. Charles E. and Mildred G. Corbin. She and Richard W. Schroeder were married April 1, 1945, at Lutesville. He died Oct. 11, 1962. She later married Henry Fritzen in 1975, who died in 2000...
    Chester Simmons Jr. (03/06/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Chester Simmons Jr., 74, of Pasadena Hills, Mo., died Monday, March 4, 2002. He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Fornfelt, Mo., son of Alene Bollinger and Chester Simmons Sr. He was awarded 17 citations during his 20-year career in the U.S. Army...
    Louis Sackberger (03/06/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Louis E. Sackberger, 74, of Cairo died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
    Marilyn Bennett (03/06/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Marilyn Jean Bennett, 57, of Tamms died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Thebes, Ill., daughter of Richard and Zelva Dunning Bennett. Bennett was a member of Freewill Baptist Church at Olive Branch and Wetaug Homemakers Extension Club...
    Births 3/6/02 (03/06/02)
    Uhrhan Son to Chad Eric and Kristen Rae Uhrhan of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. Name, Noah Tyler. Weight, 7 pounds 13.2 ounces. Mrs. Uhrhan is the former Kristen Martin, daughter of Larry and Janice Martin of Chaffee, Mo. She is an intern architect with Robert Stearnes and Associates, Architects. Uhrhan is the son of Mark and Peggy Uhrhan of Jackson. He is a union sheet metal worker with Drury Co...
    Cape fire report 03/06/02 (03/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 6 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 6:36 p.m., a Dumpster fire at 2008 N. Kingshighway. At 9:55 p.m., an emergency medical service at 823 N. Clark. At 10:25 p.m., an emergency medical service at 436 Louis...
    Cape police report 03/06/02 (03/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 6 ArrestsJames Howard Douglas, 21, of 301 N. Lorimier was arrested Monday for contempt of court. Dallas Edward Dover, 37, of Scott City, Mo., was arrested Monday for failure to appear. Tina Marie Roberts, 39, of 621 Themis was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant for stealing...
    Out of the past 3/6/02 (03/06/02)
    10 years ago: March 6, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has discontinued 1987 fee stabilization plan that permitted students to "lock in" incidental fee charges for eight semesters; board action came Thursday on recommendation of university administration...
    Corrections 03/06/02 (03/06/02)
    An article Tuesday featuring victims' advocate Tammy Adams incorrectly reported her hometown. Adams is from Ware, Mo. Another article incorrectly reported that Darin G. Walker was charged by summons on Feb. 1. He was charged on Feb. 1, 2001. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors...
    Survey confirms Cape's business benefits (03/06/02)
    Residents know Cape Girardeau is a great place to live and do business. Now many business investors and plant-site specialists around the nation are likely to get a positive view of our city, thanks to a survey by KPMG, one of the world's largest accounting and consulting firms...
    Petty spats are unbecoming to county officials (03/06/02)
    Cape Girardeau County residents have grown accustomed to a mostly calm and orderly leadership, thanks to several years of relative harmony among various governmental entities. We laugh at a St. Louis alderwoman who makes a public spectacle of herself when she needed to go to the restroom rather than risk losing ground on a political position. And we wonder about councils, boards and commissions elsewhere that meet until the wee hours fighting over seemingly clear-cut issues...
    Diplomas for vets stir patriotism, pride in Jackson (03/06/02)
    To the editor: On Feb. 26, the Jackson School District got it exactly right. Before the board of education meeting, a presentation at the high school auditorium took place. Entitled "Operation: Recognition," this ceremony grants an honorary diploma to those men or women who left high school before graduating to serve their country in the armed forces...
    Speak Out A 03/06/02 (03/06/02)
    Peace and closure GOD BE with the Walter Gibbs family. May you have the peace and closure you need at this time. Proper scheduling THE NEXT time you make a doctor's appointment, please tell the doctor's office what you need to be seen for, and the person scheduling you will tell how much time will be allotted to you. ...
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