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Osage facts (03/08/02)
Opened: April 15, 1997 Square feet: 34,000 Cost of building: $2.5 million Main floor area: 109 feet wide and 153 feet, 4 inches long Seating capacity in main floor area: 1,800...
Centre of attention (03/08/02)
When the facility manager of the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau flips through her calendar, there's very little white space these days. Pencil scratches fill the numbered squares on Penny Williams' calendar. A party here, a reunion there. A reception one day, a car show another. And meetings. There are tons of meetings...
Discovery of starving horses leads to criminal charge (03/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Police and animal control officers seized three emaciated horses Thursday and charged a Jackson man with their neglect. David D. Kinder, 55, of 1305 S. Farmington Road, is charged with a class B misdemeanor of animal neglect for failing to provide food to the horses...
Threat at school prompts suspension, policy review (03/08/02)
Central Junior High School is reviewing its policy on verbal threats between students after an incident that resulted in the suspension of one ninth-grade boy and in-house discipline of his reported target. Assistant superintendent of schools Mark Bowles said a freshman muttered something about "shoot the dude" as he left a classroom on March 1...
Hearing specialist will hold workshops (03/08/02)
Ellen Rhoades, a cochlear implant user, says deaf children no longer need to be deaf or go to a school for the deaf. Rhoades, an auditory verbal therapist who has provided audio-verbal training to parents and teachers internationally for the past 22 years, will be in Oran, Mo., next week to share her training with parents and teachers of deaf children...
Girl Scouts exceed cookie sales goal (03/08/02)
The Otahki Girl Scout Council exceeded its goal for cookie sales this year, increasing by 9 percent last year's total number of cases. The girls are delivering 17,094 cases of cookies this week at 12 boxes per case. They sold 15,668 cases last year, said Karen Redfearn, program director for the council...
Fatality panel cites careless driving in girl's death (03/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau woman has been charged with careless driving in an accident that killed an 8-year-old girl last month. According to court records, an exhaustive investigation showed Jennifer Golden wasn't speeding, talking on a cell phone or driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash...
Lawmaker wins $8,888 in lottery (03/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There's no law against being lucky in Missouri -- and one legislator is thankful for that. Rep. Don Koller, D-Summersville, recently won $8,888 in the Missouri Lottery's "Crazy 8's" game from a scratch-off ticket he purchased at the grocery store he owns...
Cookie sales exceed goal (03/08/02)
The Otahki Girl Scout Council exceeded its goal for cookie sales this year, increasing by 9 percent last year's total number of cases. The girls are delivering 17,094 cases of cookies this week at 12 boxes per case. They sold 15,668 cases last year, said Karen Redfearn, program director for the council...
Lawsuits from families of hijacking victims target airlines (03/08/02)
NEW YORK -- The families of two passengers who died on planes hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11 have filed lawsuits against United Airlines and two airport security companies, in part to highlight the need to strengthen air safety, their lawyer says...
Officials seize dogs at suspected puppy mill (03/08/02)
BLACKWELL, Mo. -- Nearly 30 dogs were rescued Thursday from a suspected Jefferson County puppy mill that investigators believe may have been run by those responsible for 26 sick cats seized last week, authorities said. The 28 dogs taken into the Humane Society of Missouri's custody were found suffering from ear, teeth and eye ailments typically associated with neglected animals, the agency said...
House OKs budget bills (03/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House moved forward on three pieces of legislation Thursday that could help balance the state's budget. "I feel like we finally got something accomplished toward our priorities, which is balancing the budget, dealing with this budget crisis and fully funding" the state's education formula, said House Speaker Jim Kreider, D-Nixa...
State to give $16 million tax refund to businesses (03/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state must refund more than $16 million in taxes and interest to big businesses because of a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that overturned the state's interpretation of a tax law. The tax refunds are an unexpected hit to the state budget at a time when Gov. Bob Holden and lawmakers already are cutting services to avoid running a deficit...
Interest high at state's bars with 'quick-draw' lottery (03/08/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- More than 250 bars across Missouri have been approved so far to offer a new "quick-draw" electronic lottery, state officials said Thursday. They project that number will nearly quadruple. Meanwhile, dealers in jukeboxes and pool tables added their voices to criticism of Quick-Draw Keno, pressing instead to expand video poker from casino boats into thousands of Missouri bars...
Man sentenced in son's death (03/08/02)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in last year's shaking death of his infant son has been sentenced to five years behind bars. St. Louis County jurors in January convicted Mark Anthony Counts, 39, of Olivette, in the death of 5-month-old Curtis Counts on Jan. 24, 2001...
Fire damages St. Louis shelter for homeless (03/08/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- A fire that damaged a downtown homeless shelter was intentionally set, investigators said Thursday. Fire was discovered at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the basement of the New Life Evangelistic Center. About 130 people got out safely, but files and other items were damaged or destroyed...
Funding cuts for Southeast remain at 10 percent level (03/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Proposed 10 percent funding cuts remain in place for four-year public universities after the first round of the state budget process. The House appropriations committee handling spending for the Department of Higher Education on Thursday chose to endorse Gov. Bob Holden's budget recommendations for such institutions after a brief discussion...
Fisherman finds mastodon tooth near Caruthersville (03/08/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- "I knew it had to be old," Rick Crane said, shifting his gaze to the 20,000-year-old petrified fossil of a mastodon's tooth that he had found while fishing in the Mississippi River near Caruthersville, Mo. He said the object just looked interesting, though at first he thought it was just a rock...
Region digest 3/8 (03/08/02)
Emerson to keynote chamber banquet KENNETT, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, will be the keynote speaker for the 56th annual Kennett Chamber of Commerce banquet on April 8. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Kennett...
Judge dismisses rape charges against defrocked Catholic priest (03/08/02)
BOSTON -- A judge threw out two child rape charges against the former Roman Catholic priest at the center of the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal Thursday, saying too much time had passed between the alleged assaults and the indictment. John Geoghan, who is serving a 9- to 10-year sentence for fondling a 10-year-old boy, said 1999 charges that he twice raped another boy in the mid-1980s came after the statute of limitations had expired...
Airport ordered evacuated again (03/08/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A suspicious item detected by a screening machine Thursday morning forced another evacuation at Los Angeles International Airport, the latest in a series of shutdowns at the facility. The evacuation affected only the ticket counter area in one terminal and was lifted after less than 20 minutes...
People talk 3/8/02 (03/08/02)
Comedian Pryor seeks rights to recordings NEWARK, N.J. -- Richard Pryor has won the return of master recordings made early in his career by settling his lawsuit against a Middlesex County enterprise. The 60-year-old comedian sought the materials because he's ill with multiple sclerosis, said his lawyer, William J. Heller...
House OKs tax cut, extends jobless benefits (03/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- Ending months of gridlock on recession relief, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday combining tax cuts intended to spark business growth and a 13-week extension of benefits for millions of unemployed people. Following the 417-3 vote in the House, Senate Democrats they would bring the bill to the floor first thing today for a vote. The White House said President Bush would sign the measure into law...
Lawmakers blast Bush for firing of official (03/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers said Thursday their former colleague, Mike Parker, was fired as civilian head of the Army Corps of Engineers because of his honesty in predicting Congress would not allow the administration's proposed cuts in water project spending...
Amtrak president calling it quits (03/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak President George Warrington, who challenged Congress to more clearly define the mission for the nation's passenger rail company and give it more money, is resigning, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Warrington is leaving to pursue another opportunity, said John Robert Smith, chairman of the Amtrak board of directors. Warrington will stay on for up to 60 days until an interim successor is named, and a nationwide search is under way, Smith said...
Bodies of two police officers found at World Trade Center (03/08/02)
NEW YORK -- Nearly six months after terrorists brought down the World Trade Center, the bodies of two police officers were discovered in the rubble and removed from the site draped in American flags, officials said. The bodies of Officer John Perry and Sgt. Michael Curtin, who were among 23 New York Police Department officers killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, were taken from the site Wednesday night, said police Emergency Services Unit Officer James McEniry...
Anna Nicole Smith gets $88 million in damages (03/08/02)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A federal judge awarded former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith more than $88 million in damages Thursday in the latest ruling in a bitter legal fight over the estate of her late husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II...
Police check into possible biker gang war (03/08/02)
The AssociatedPress PHILADELPHIA -- Police believe the firebombing of a South Philadelphia tattoo parlor may have stemmed from a running battle between two motorcycle gangs involved a deadly brawl last month in New York. The owner of the shop, Joseph DeMatteo, was one of more than 70 alleged members of the Pagans motorcycle gang arrested Feb. 23 after crashing a Hells Angels meeting known as the Hellraisers Ball...
Police claim woman left hit-and-run victim to die (03/08/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A nurse's aide hit a homeless man with her car, drove home with him stuck headfirst in her broken windshield and ignored his cries for help as he bled to death in her garage over the next two or three days, police say. Chante Mallard allegedly told police she periodically went into the garage, apologizing to him but doing nothing to help...
Bush administration assails Israel for attacks (03/08/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration assailed Israel on Friday for attacks that have left scores of Palestinians dead. Demanding an immediate halt, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said "above all, civilians should not be targeted."...
Bush tells soldiers' families more casualties are inevitable (03/08/02)
Associated Press WriterST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A red-eyed, tearful President Bush on Friday mourned the deaths of Americans in Afghanistan, telling the families of two soldiers "we ache for you" while stressing that more casualties are inevitable in fierce battles now under way...
Father convicted; daughter was squeezed to death by a snake (03/08/02)
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A man whose 8-year-old daughter was squeezed to death by the family's 11-foot python was found innocent Thursday of involuntary manslaughter but guilty of endangering the girl's welfare. Robert D. Mountain, 31, was negligent but not grossly reckless in leaving Amber Mountain home alone with the snake last August, Judge Richard McCormick Jr. ruled in the non-jury trial...
Japan's economy sinks deeper (03/08/02)
TOKYO -- Japan's hobbled economy sank deeper into recession, shrinking 1.2 percent during the three months ending in December, the third consecutive quarter of contraction. This nation has been fighting a slowdown for more than 10 years. Last quarter, which ended in September, Japan slid into its third recession in a decade -- sinking 0.5 percent or an annual rate of 2.1 percent. Recession is generally defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction...
Weak intelligence handicaps U.S. operations, Afghans say (03/08/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- The 25-vehicle column of U.S. and Afghan troops was rumbling through a mountain pass when al-Qaida mortars rained down on them, killing one American and three Afghans. "We just ran in every direction," one of the Afghan fighters, Tameen, said...
Fatal Israeli-Palestinian clashes follows Bush announcement (03/08/02)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian gunman infiltrated a Jewish settlement in Gaza and killed five Israelis late Thursday. Israel hit back early Friday with attacks in Gaza and Bethlehem, killing a top commander and nine other Palestinians after a day of intense Israeli strikes throughout the Palestinian territories...
Iraq, U.N. talks get 'positive' start (03/08/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq and the United Nations agreed Wednesday that their first high-level talks in a year got off to a "positive and constructive" start, but there was no indication Baghdad will allow U.N. weapons inspectors back in the country. No major breakthrough had been expected, and Foreign Minister Naji Sabri announced that the dialogue would continue sometime in mid-April. "I am always optimistic," Sabri said as he left U.N. headquarters...
China demands Washington block Taiwan defense minister's visit (03/08/02)
BEIJING -- Calling for an end to growing U.S.-Taiwan military ties, China angrily demanded Thursday that the United States block the Taiwanese defense minister from attending a private conference in Florida next week. "We demand that the United States ... correct their wrong decisions and stop these official and military exchanges," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan. He warned that Washington was risking damaging its relations with Beijing...
Wounded U.S. soldiers stable (03/08/02)
LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Nine U.S. special forces troops wounded in Afghanistan and brought to Germany for treatment are in stable condition, most suffering from bullet or shrapnel wounds to their arms and legs, a military surgeon said Thursday. Peacekeepers hurt...
Suharto's son charged over murder of judge; trial to begin soon (03/08/02)
Suharto's son charged over murder of judge; trial to begin soon AP Photos JAK112 By CHRIS BRUMMITT The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The youngest son of ex-dictator Suharto was formally charged Thursday with the killing of a Supreme Court justice in a case seen as a test of Indonesia's corrupt legal system...
Suspected guerrilla contacts arrested (03/08/02)
ISABELA, Philippines -- Police arrested eight alleged supporters of Muslim extremists, including wives of suspected rebels, partly as psychological warfare against the captors of an American couple in the southern Philippines, officials said Thursday...
Officials warn of threat to journalists (03/08/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- International peacekeepers in Afghanistan have received intelligence reports of new threats against journalists, possibly in response to the current U.S.-led campaign against al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts in eastern Afghanistan...
A trench-level view of war in Afghanistan (03/08/02)
SIRKANKEL, Afghanistan -- It had been a freezing night in a dry riverbed, and just after dawn, the shells from Taliban and al-Qaida guns started whistling in. The barrage lasted for up to five hours, with varying intensity. A soldier who had taken shrapnel in the legs and buttocks howled in pain, but could not be evacuated in safety until nightfall...
Pakistan leader offers to end ban on Indian flights (03/08/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf offered Thursday to lift a ban on flights from India if its neighboring rival did the same, suggesting the move would be a step toward easing friction between the south Asian nations. The Pakistani leader's offer came amid months of tensions that began escalating after a Dec. ...
Indians try to build on first win (03/08/02)
Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach Mark Hogan said a big weight was lifted off the Indians' shoulders with Tuesday's 2-1, 11-inning win at Arkansas State. Now Hogan will see if the Indians (1-5) can build on their first victory of the season when they visit Memphis (2-4) for a three-game weekend series that begins at 7 p.m. today. There will also be single games at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday...
Loyola-Chicago sweeps aside Otahks (03/08/02)
The Southeast Missouri State University women's softball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader, 6-2 and 8-3, to Loyola University of Chicago on Thursday at University Field. The Otahkians (0-6) were unable to make early leads stand in both games...
Mizzou rolls to 79-59 victory (03/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Clarence Gilbert hit 8-of-11 3-pointers and scored 26 points Thursday night, leading Missouri to a 79-59 victory over Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Kareem Rush and Arthur Johnson added 17 points each for sixth-seeded Missouri (21-10), which meets third-seeded Texas in the quarterfinals tonight...
Hoosier Halo - Coach's broken neck inspires team (03/08/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Kathi Bennett smiles when asked about the contraption screwed into her skull. The halo brace she wears looks uncomfortable and awkward. But for the Indiana women's basketball coach, things are fine. She is alive and doing reasonably well, considering she's coaching with a broken neck, and her team is playing its best as it enters the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995...
Thursday's game (03/08/02)
CARDINALS 5, PHILLIES 0 St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen, making his first appearance in six days, threw a scoreless inning in the Cardinals' 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. Isringhausen, who sat out because of tightness in his forearm, needed only 10 pitches to get through the fifth inning...
Cubs get bad news on closer Gordon (03/08/02)
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Tom Gordon, forced to walk off the mound this week after hurting himself, has a "severe" shoulder injury and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. The Cubs had counted on Gordon to come back strong from an injury-plagued season. Instead, a second MRI exam Thursday confirmed their worst fears...
Rain at Honda Classic unable to cool off Faxon's hot putter (03/08/02)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Brad Faxon has putted well for as long as he can remember. He doesn't know why or how. But if he tries to analyze his skill too much, he will mess it all up. So he just putts. Faxon made two 30-footers and four more from beyond 10 feet Thursday. He shot a 7-under 65 and was the clubhouse leader when heavy rain suspended the opening round of the Honda Classic...
Injured Drew is gradually forming a fragile reputation (03/08/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- J.D. Drew is hurt again, typical for the St. Louis Cardinals' right fielder. Drew missed five exhibition games after spraining his left ankle in warmups. But he is expected back in the lineup by the weekend and said if it were the regular season, he'd be playing...
Sports digest 3/8/02 (03/08/02)
AREA WHITE, ASHER CARD HOLES IN ONE Cape Girardeau Country Club yielded a pair of holes in one Wednesday with Bill White Jr. and Kenneth Asher II carding aces. White of Cape Girardeau, Mo., accomplished the feat with a 7-iron on No. 2, which played 160 yards. Witnesses were Bob Talley, Ken Brockett and Bob Hemperly...
Wild hands 3-0 loss to Blues (03/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Marian Gaborik scored twice and goaltender Dwayne Roloson stopped 28 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Gaborik has 21 goals on the season. The second-year forward is the first 20-goal scorer in the two-year history of the Wild...
Skating judge blames media and officials (03/08/02)
PARIS -- The French judge at the center of the Winter Olympics' skating scandal said Thursday she was trapped by international officials and the news media into falsely accusing her national federation of pressuring her. Speaking at her first news conference since voting for the Russians in the pairs' competition in Salt Lake City, Marie-Reine Le Gougne again defended her vote and said she was one of the best judges in the world...
Rams tell Carter he can skip visit (03/08/02)
At least for now, the St. Louis Rams have scrapped plans to meet with free agent wide receiver Cris Carter, venting frustration over the longtime Minnesota Viking's inability to come to town as scheduled. "He supposedly got tied up in Cleveland" while visiting this week with the Browns, Rams coach Mike Martz said. "So we'll just move on. We had a lot of things set up, and a lot of people made plans for this visit."...
Blending new homes, existing trees requires care (03/08/02)
As aspiring homebuilders contemplate a wooded lot, they may imagine their dream home surrounded by healthy, vigorous trees. After the home is built, however, the reality may be far different. Trees that made the home site unique or desirable are often eventually lost, victims of damage during construction work...
Outdoors digest 3/8/02 (03/08/02)
Corps offers hunt for the physically challenged MONROE CITY, Mo.-- Mobility-impaired hunters can get help realizing their turkey-hunting dreams through the annual Mark Twain Lake Turkey Hunt for the Physically Challenged. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns and manages Mark Twain Lake, works with local community groups to make the hunt May 4 and 5 at Indian Creek Recreation Area a memorable experience. ...
This is a pretty sexy column, so read it at your own peril (03/08/02)
Hang on to your Cheerios bowl, because I've got a lot of ground to cover this morning. I'm about to reveal the secrets of men's fantasies. I'm about to tell you the real name of my favorite valley in the Ozark hills west of here. And I'm about to give you a much overdue update on the World Famous Downtown Golf Course and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet...
Dewitt Jordan - A genius who carried on (03/08/02)
HELENA, Ark. -- Dewitt Jordan liked oil paints as much as he did whiskey. Vivid works on canvas became his legacy. Heavy drinking became part of his undoing. A quarter-century after he was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn., an exhibit of 21 works has opened at the Delta Cultural Center in downtown Helena, about 50 miles south of Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River...
Over my dead body 3/8 (03/08/02)
These are the 10 songs musician Ryan Harper of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" -- U2 This is the only song I listened to the week of Sept. 11. It's not even my favorite U2 song, but Bono's questioning of self-inflicted human suffering -- "How long must we sing this song?" -- sadly remains the central concern of the day...
Everybody's a critic (03/08/02)
This week: 'We Were Soldiers' HHHH "We Were Soldiers" is a well-written and well-scored film about young men and older men who did what was asked of them because they believed in their country and in their battlefield leadership. Screenwriter, director and co-producer Randall Wallace ("Braveheart") honorably portrays the story of the 1st Battalion of the 7th Calvary, led by Lt. ...
Chesney to headline country show April 19 (03/08/02)
The Show Me Center will make up for the drought in a big way when Sara Evans, Phil Vassar and Carolyn Dawn Johnson join the high-riding Chesney on stage April 19. Once a Show Me Center staple, country music has undergone a marketing upheaval in recent years that has left venues like the Show Me Center empty handed. Clear Channel Entertainment, previously a radio empire, bought up many independent promoters that produce concerts...
Charles Morse (03/08/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles Morse, 61, of Anna died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his home. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Whitener (03/08/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Dorothy D. Whitener, 86, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Advance, Mo., daughter of David W. and Dora A. Elfrank Dysinger. She and Myron Whitener were married Feb. 24, 1940...
Harry Skinner (03/08/02)
Harry Lloyd Skinner, 79, of National City, Calif., and a native of Jackson, Mo., died Friday, March 1, 2002. He was born Oct. 22, 1922. He is survived by his wife, Violet Skinner. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired as a master chief after 38 years in the Navy...
Iris Zelle (03/08/02)
Iris Wyneva Zelle, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Cooper (03/08/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Vernon Robert Cooper, 87, of Bloomfield died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1914, at Zadock, Mo., son of Charlie and Victoria Pope Cooper. He and Vercie May Dunivan were married Aug. 15, 1940, near Swinton, Mo...
Georgia Marchildon (03/08/02)
Georgia Tenkhoff Marchildon, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 25, 1917, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of George and Margaret McCormick Mouser. She and Jerome Tenkhoff were married Feb. 13, 1943. He died July 1, 1983. She later married Holly C. Marchildon Jr. March 28, 1987, in Cape Girardeau...
Gene Forbes (03/08/02)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Gene A. Forbes, 80, of Mound City died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Meridian Manor Nursing Home in Mounds, Ill. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Henry Lynn (03/08/02)
WYATT, Mo. -- Henry Lynn, 96, of Wyatt died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born June 16, 1905, in Senatobia, Miss., son of George and Lourie Lynn. He first married Arleayera Lynn, who preceded him in death. He later married Bular Collins...
Births 3/8/02 (03/08/02)
Martin-Laws Daughter to Rachel Golden Martin and Justin Dallas Laws of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:23 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2002. Name, Jada Beatrice. Weight, 8 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Ms. Martin is the daughter of Sheila and Timothy Martin of Cape Girardeau and Lloyd and Bonnie Bea Fish of Chaffee, Mo. ...
Cape police report 03/08/02 (03/08/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, March 8 DWICalvin Warren Mosley, 39, 943 Bellevue, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. Benjamin Ray Eaton, 23, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsKevin Kirk Dow, 37, was arrested Wednesday for possession of drug paraphernalia...
Cape fire report 03/08/02 (03/08/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, March 8 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 12:17 p.m., an emergency medical service at 100 West Park Mall. At 7:22 p.m., an emergency medical service at 429 N. Frederick. At 7:28 p.m., leaking fuel, still alarm on Interstate 55 southbound...
Out of the past 3/8/02 (03/08/02)
10 years ago: March 8, 1992 One hundred sixty-nine people try out for American Gladiators Live Tour, coming to Show Me Center March 25; most become spectators after failing first test of 50 fingertip pushups in 60 seconds; other tests include 40-yard dash in 5 seconds, peddling hand bike and 18 behind-the-head pull-ups in less than two minutes...
Corrections 3/8 (03/08/02)
  • A Georgia lawsuit between the Don Luscombe Aviation History Foundation and Renaissance Aircraft is ongoing. An Arizona arbitration between the two companies was decided in Renaissance's favor but has yet to be affirmed in a court. The status of the cases was misstated in a Jan. 25 article...
  • Safety precautions become more practical (03/08/02)
    Concerns about personal safety have taken on new dimensions since the attacks of Sept. 11. But as more time passes without a repeat of deadly terrorism in the United States -- even though such acts continue unabated in other hot spots around the globe, there is evidence of compromise on some strict security precautions...
    Checkpoint loot - Brass knuckles, drugs ... (03/08/02)
    If you thought brass knuckles only existed in novels about tough detectives, just look at the list of items confiscated by security officers stationed at state office buildings around Missouri in the wake of Sept. 11. In addition to knives and illegal drugs, officers found two brass knuckles, which are heavy metal finger guards worn over the fingers to inflict serious damage in a fistfight...
    County should hold meeting on power plant (03/08/02)
    To the editor: Cape Girardeau County commissioners plan to issue $300 million in bonds to build a power plant owned by Kinder Morgan Power Co. They should look closely at the company's financial stability, partnerships and business practices. Trading of Kinder Morgan stock was suspended by the SEC when it fell dramatically. The complexity of Kinder Morgan's business partnerships were discussed on CNBC and linked to Enron-type accounting practices...
    Shawnee district considers cuts in the fine arts (03/08/02)
    To the editor: My children attend school in the Shawnee School District in Southern Illinois, which has 280 children enrolled in grades six through 12 in the junior-senior high school. Due to state cutbacks, the school board has proposed cutting our music department, art and home ec. A large group of parents is concerned about this. Fine arts are a very important part of any child's education...
    Teen old enough to understand what's happening (03/08/02)
    To the editor: My opinion about the murder of Daniel Pearl is that the world should not be like this. I believe many people would agree. It is sad that Pearl, an innocent American, was killed to prove a point. I wish I could be young again so that when things like this happen, I would have no idea of what is going on. For young teens like me who have never seen things like this, it is very scary...
    Speak Out A 03/08/02 (03/08/02)
    Ask right person I WOULD like to make a comment about U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle, the one who got sent the anthrax letter. He keeps asking the news reporters how long this war is going to last. Very simple. Just ask Osama bin Laden. Propaganda over analysis...
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