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Stories from Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Injured firefighter should return to work today (03/12/02)
A Cape Girardeau firefighter injured on the job Sunday is recovering and should be back at work today said assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider. Fire Capt. Scott Altenthal received an electrical shock while in the attic above a second-floor apartment at 1412 Lexington. He was treated and released from St. Francis Medical Center...
Error sends farm-state Dems back to square one (03/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats put together an election-year farm bill designed to please everyone from farmers to environmentalists and anti-hunger advocates. Only it didn't add up. A $6 billion error by congressional budget analysts has sent Democrats scrambling to rewrite their plans for negotiating a final bill with the GOP-controlled House and left Republicans crowing that the Senate bill was phony all along...
Suspect in rape case to seek venue change (03/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The attorney for a man accused of statutory rape and incest told a judge Monday his intentions to file a change of venue in the case. Ronald E. Shumate Jr. was in court Monday and formally pleaded not guilty to three class C felony counts of statutory rape and three class D felony counts of incest...
Residents reflect on Sept. 11 anniversary (03/12/02)
In Southeast Missouri, no crowds gathered to mark the day. There were no public moments of prayerful silence. No elaborate sculptures were dedicated. No lights towered into the night sky. But on Monday, far from the site of the appalling events of Sept. 11, people in this area paid their respects as best they knew how -- by offering their own private prayers and quietly remembering those who lost their lives...
Volunteers step forward to care for neglected horses (03/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Three horses seized last week from a Jackson pasture are being cared for by volunteers until animal neglect charges involving their owner are settled. Immediately after the plight of the malnourished and dehydrated horses was made public last week, volunteers stepped forward offering to care for and even adopt the animals, said Cape Girardeau County animal control officer Jack Piepenbrok...
Therapist teaches about cochlear implants (03/12/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- For months Lorrie Duckworth has been debating whether the benefits of cochlear implants would be worth putting her 8-year-old hearing-impaired daughter, Torrie, through surgery. The debate wasn't the first to come up in the past three years since Duckworth has been working closely with her daughter's school speech pathologist, Tara Mouser, but it was one they were taking seriously...
Earthquake northwest of Advance, Mo. (03/12/02)
The Center for Earthquake Studies at Southeast Missouri State University reported a 3.6 earthquake northwest of Advance at 2:30 a.m. At least one professor reported feeling it in Fruitland, Mo. For all the details, read Bob Miller's report in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Learning briefs 03/12/02 (03/12/02)
Southeast awards Regents' Scholarships Southeast Missouri State University recently awarded Regents' Scholarships to students for the 2002-2003 academic year. The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who achieve composite ACT scores of 27 and SAT scores of 1220. ...
Cape County, city sales tax funds reported down (03/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County government and the city of Cape Girardeau have garnered fewer sales tax dollars so far in 2002 than in the first three months of last year. The city of Jackson, on the other hand, has landed more sales tax money...
Holden pushes school plan (03/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave initial approval Monday to a measure that supporters say will bring accountability to bad schools. The voice vote came just hours after Gov. Bob Holden urged lawmakers to pass his proposal. "We must insist on high standards, not just for students, but also for administrators, teachers and parents," Holden said Monday at a Capitol news conference. "To meet those standards, we must give our schools the resources they need."...
MU students flock to Islam course that won't be offered (03/12/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After the Sept. 11 attacks, University of Missouri-Columbia officials anticipated that more students would be interested in a newly offered course on Islam. The number of students who could enroll in Religious Studies 136, Islam, was doubled to 60. The course filled up...
Inmate charged in death (03/12/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man imprisoned for a separate killing has been charged with first-degree murder in the 1999 strangling of a woman.
State says 3 vaccines in short supply (03/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state health department expressed concerns Monday that children are being turned away at doctor's offices because of a shortage of some vaccines in Missouri. The vaccine shortage is occurring nationally, too. "As a result, many of Missouri's children may not get the immunizations they need to protect them from dangerous diseases," said Vic Tomlinson, chief of a vaccine section at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Moving priest didn't solve problem, his attorney says (03/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- As the Rev. Victor Frobas lay dying, he complained the Roman Catholic Church had moved him around from state to state without making much effort to cure him of his sexual disorder, an attorney representing the priest said. "He was very angry at the church and believed it just shuffled him around to cover up his problem all those years," said William J. Shaw, who was then St. Louis County's public defender...
Ex-lieutenant governor picked for stadium panel (03/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Democratic Lt. Gov. Harriett Woods has been named to the board that oversees the St. Louis Rams' football stadium. Gov. Bob Holden appointed Woods on Monday to the 11-member St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority. The board was created in 1989 to oversee the finances and operation of the domed stadium and convention center...
Alleged vandal charged with storing cyanide (03/12/02)
CHICAGO -- A man accused of vandalizing Wisconsin power stations was charged Monday with storing deadly powdered cyanide in an underground passage that is part of Chicago's mass transit system. Joseph Konopka allegedly took over a Chicago Transit Authority storage room under the downtown district and stored sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide there. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said he claimed to be the leader of a Wisconsin group of vandals known as the "Realm of Chaos."...
Woman charged with threatening public officials through e-mail (03/12/02)
WHEATON, Ill. -- An Addison woman, allegedly upset over plans to expand O'Hare International Airport, has been charged with threatening a public official in an e-mail sent earlier this month, DuPage County prosecutors announced Monday. Donna Kasprzak, 27, is alleged to have sent threatening e-mails to Gov. George Ryan and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on March 5 from a computer at her workplace in Lombard...
Man gives kidney to mom's friend (03/12/02)
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- When Linda Evans talked to neighbor Carole Fox about her need for a kidney transplant, she had no idea the eventual donor would be Fox's son. Gabe Fox lived in St. Louis and barely knew Evans. Still, he said he felt called by God to be tested as a possible donor once he learned of her plight. It turned out to be a perfect match...
Committee gives its backing to economic package (03/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An economic development package offering state aid for communities across Missouri gained a committee endorsement Monday after overcoming a procedural error and attempts to expand it. The proposal specifically includes money for stadium developments in St. Louis and Kansas City, an exposition center in Springfield and a convention center and arena in Branson...
Sculpture honors those who lost lives, those who still serve (03/12/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Inspired by the Sept. 11 tragedies, a Sikeston resident has created a steel sculpture as a tribute to the firefighters and police officers who died that day and to officers and firefighters everywhere who continue to serve...
Man accused in stabbing (03/12/02)
VALLEY PARK, Mo. -- A man has been charged with murder in the fatal weekend stabbing of his roommate in this St. Louis suburb. Timothy McDermott, 22, was hospitalized Monday in serious condition with knife wounds sustained during his suicide bid the previous day that killed 18-year-old Matthew Knoerle, authorities said...
Businessmen make baseball a reality (03/12/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The anticipated return of minor league baseball after 54 years might make fans giddy, but it's the potential for spinoff development from his stadium that makes millionaire John Q. Hammons' heart thump. Hammons, who has helped develop more than 30 buildings in the state's third largest city, is spending $20 million to finance "Hammons Field." He plans to break ground in June and have a Class AA team on the field in 2004...
Region briefs 3/12 (03/12/02)
Weather Service to test storm warning system The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency will conduct a severe weather drill for weather radios at 1:30 p.m. today. The drill will be broadcast on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for the Emergency Alert System as a tornado warning ...
A nation remembers (03/12/02)
NEW YORK -- To the strains of "America the Beautiful," two pillars of light soared skyward from beside ground zero Monday night, filling a hole torn in the nation's most revered skyline when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center six months ago...
Pilgrims' stone still defines nation (03/12/02)
PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- An ancient, icy Atlantic wind churns Plymouth Harbor, the sky spreads a slate gloom, and some teen-agers stare solemnly at a boulder caged in a sand pit, like a circus act. The year "1620" is carved in its flank. A fat seam of mortar fills a diagonal crack. A marker for modern pilgrims identifies this pale, plump chunk of granite -- just six feet across -- as Plymouth Rock...
Contract negotiations open up between AT&T, unions (03/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Contract negotiations opened Monday between AT&T and two unions representing nearly 30,000 workers whose agreements expire May 11. The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers last month refused AT&T's offer to extend the current contracts for up to 18 months after the company would not agree to a no-layoff pledge...
Agency scrutinizes Enron's trading (03/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating whether Enron Corp. committed fraud or manipulated markets through improper trading, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Monday. Disclosure of the investigation comes as Enron's longtime auditor, the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, is negotiating with federal prosecutors over whether it can avoid criminal charges in the Enron case...
Machinist union members reject contract, walk off job (03/12/02)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Thousands of workers at Lockheed Martin plants that produce F-22 Raptor jets and military transport planes went on strike Monday in three states. About 2,700 members of the Machinists union in Marietta turned down a three-year contract proposal Sunday that would have raised wages 10 percent and provided $1,000 signing bonuses. About 100 machinists at two plants in Clarksburg, W.Va., and Meridian, Miss., also walked out...
Carnahan files for Senate seat (03/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A candidate for the first time, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan filed Monday for election to the Senate seat to which she was appointed after her husband's death. Carnahan, 68, has served in the Senate since Jan. 3, 2001 -- the date on which her husband, Mel Carnahan, was to have taken office...
Prosecutor says 'Jerry Springer' guest was beaten to death (03/12/02)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- A man went on trial Monday for allegedly murdering his ex-wife hours after they and another woman appeared on a "Jerry Springer Show" episode about secret mistresses. Ralf Panitz beat and stomped Nancy Campbell-Panitz, leaving her so disfigured that a sheriff's deputy who recently had met her could not identify her, prosecutor Charlie Roberts said in his opening statement...
Funerals held for three U.S. soldiers (03/12/02)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Three Army Rangers were buried Monday, one at Arlington National Cemetery and two in Florida, a week after they died trying to rescue another soldier on the deadliest day for America in the Afghan war. The Pentagon, damaged in the terror attacks that pushed the nation into war, sat in full view of the more than 100 relatives, friends and comrades of Cpl. Matthew A. Commons of Boulder City, Nev., who gathered at Arlington National Cemetery...
'The Garden of Eden' School teaches how to thrive in wilderness (03/12/02)
APOPKA, Fla. -- Starting a fire with only some sticks. Tracking and catching a rabbit, then skinning it with a primitive rock knife. Sleeping in a crude shelter of fallen logs and dead leaves. The Girl Scouts was never like this for Jenny Jai. That's why the 42-year-old cell biologist from Monticello in Florida's Panhandle enrolled in Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracker School...
Idea of adults-only community moving out of Sun Belt (03/12/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- No swing sets. No noisy kids. Someone to mow the lawn and shovel the snow. That's the good life as far as some people are concerned, and they're willing to pay for it in exclusive adults-only communities that have been branched out north of the Sun Belt...
Arthur Andersen board unveils reforms, but it may be too late (03/12/02)
NEW YORK -- An independent oversight board on Monday ordered Arthur Andersen LLP to split its auditing and consulting services amid reports that the beleaguered company might be in talks to sell its operations to another Big Five accounting firm. The three-member board, led by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, ordered the split to eliminate any potential conflict of interest between the company's accounting and consulting arms...
Kmart CEO leaves firm in wake of bankruptcy, store closings (03/12/02)
DETROIT -- The struggling Kmart Corp. replaced its chief executive Monday, three days after announcing a turnaround plan that will trim 22,000 jobs and close 284 stores. Chuck Conaway is being replaced effective immediately by Kmart chairman James Adamson, a turnaround expert and longtime board member of the nation's third biggest discount chain...
Police criticized for shooting man armed with machete (03/12/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Several police officers shot and killed a Somali man carrying a machete and critics accused the officers of using excessive force, saying the man was mentally ill. At least five officers were put on routine administrative leave after the shooting Sunday. Mayor R.T Rybak planned to meet with Somali leaders to discuss the shooting...
Telecom warnings, accounting woes send stocks lower (03/12/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Spooked by weak sales predictions and accounting investigations in the telecommunications and technology sectors, investors collected profits Tuesday and left the stock market with a mixed close. Tech stocks retreated but blue chips scratched out a small gain. Analysts said investors, after pushing tech prices higher last week, were shifting away from the volatile sector until earnings prospects improve or stocks become cheaper...
Andrea Yates convicted (03/12/02)
HOUSTON (AP) -- Andrea Yates, the 37-year-old housewife who admitted she drowned her five children, was convicted of murder Tuesday by a jury that rejected her claim of insanity. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Yates, who had pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. She also could be sentenced to life in prison...
Suspect captured in shooting death of priest, parishioner (03/12/02)
Associated Press WriterLYNBROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- A man with a rifle walked into a Long Island church during morning Mass and opened fire Tuesday, killing the priest and a 73-year-old worshipper. The suspect was captured at a nearby apartment house after a daylong standoff with police...
Hostage incident ends in Amsterdam (03/12/02)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A man with a machine gun, a pistol and a homemade bomb took 18 people hostage Monday in Amsterdam's tallest building before fatally shooting himself in a bathroom. All the hostages were freed unharmed, along with more than 200 people trapped in their offices during the standoff...
Coalition report notes threats could prompt military action (03/12/02)
LONDON -- The international coalition against terrorism will take military action "if absolutely necessary" to forestall future attacks, according to a document issued by Prime Minister Tony Blair's office. The 35-page document, produced by the inter-governmental Coalition Information Center, was issued six months to the day after the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States...
Cheney talks up terrorism campaign (03/12/02)
LONDON -- Vice President Dick Cheney drew endorsement for widening the U.S. war on terrorism from British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday, but Cheney said he wasn't prepared to announce any possible timetable for next steps as he begins a tour of the Middle East...
U.S. Army silent on nine prisoners said to be Iranians (03/12/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The American military maintained official silence Monday, including to the Red Cross, about the reported detention of nine Iranians at the U.S. Army-run stockade in Kandahar. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which by treaty has oversight of such detainees, has waited since Saturday for the Army to confirm or deny it holds any Iranians, said Gian-Battista Bacchetta, the agency's chief in this southern Afghan city...
Israel lifts travel ban on Arafat, presses military offensive (03/12/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel lifted Yasser Arafat's three-month confinement in the West Bank town of Ramallah but expanded its military offensive Monday with three large-scale raids, rounding up about 1,100 Palestinians for interrogation. Sixteen Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire...
Fifteen prisoners refuse breakfast as strike wanes (03/12/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- At least 15 detainees refused meals at this U.S. naval base refused meals Monday in a waning protest over their uncertain fate, military officials said. They said three of the men had not eaten since March 1. The number of detainees refusing food has dropped from a high of 194 shortly after the protest began on Feb. 27. On Monday, 15 declined breakfast; numbers for lunch and dinner were not immediately available...
U.S. officer defends key Afghan ally's performance (03/12/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A senior U.S. Special Forces officer on Monday defended the performance of a key Afghan commander whose forces were driven back during the first day of fighting in Operation Anaconda. The U.S. officer, who briefed reporters on condition he be referred to only as Lt. Col. Mark, acknowledged that the Afghans were unprepared for the fierce al-Qaida and Taliban resistance they encountered. But he said they performed bravely and eventually managed to take important ground...
Hundreds of U.S.-allied fighters mass at front for final push (03/12/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- Tanks and trucks carried 1,000 more U.S.-allied Afghan fighters to the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Monday to reinforce American troops closing in on al-Qaida and Taliban holdouts. In preparation for a final push, high-flying U.S. ...
Jordanian king says attack on Iraq would undermine terror war (03/12/02)
Associated Press WriterAMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- An attack on Iraq would undermine the war against terrorism and destabilize the Mideast, Jordanian King Abdullah II said Tuesday, shortly before hearing Vice President Dick Cheney's case for ousting Saddam Hussein...
Israeli troops round up men, boys from camp (03/12/02)
DHEISHEH REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Hands on their heads, hundreds of Palestinian teen-age boys and men lined up silently Monday in the dusty yard of a stonecutting factory, waiting to be handcuffed and blindfolded by Israeli soldiers. Before dawn, soldiers sweeping through this refugee camp announced over bullhorns, in broken Arabic, that all males in Dheisheh between the ages of 15 and 45 must leave their homes and surrender. More than 500 were detained, the army said...
Missouri enters NCAA tournament as unlikely low seed (03/12/02)
To start the season, college basketball's legions of pundits and prognosticators pegged Quin Snyder and Missouri as Final Four favorites. After crashing from a 9-0 start and early No. 2 ranking, the Tigers ended the season without a vote in the Top 25 poll and barely won the endorsement of the NCAA Tournament's selection committee...
Otahkians beat showers, Indiana State for first win (03/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team picked up its first victory of the season just in time. That's because Monday's 6-2 triumph over visiting Indiana State allowed the Otahkians (1-6) to avoid losing seven games in a row for the first time in the program's history...
Drowsy in Dayton - Alcorn St., Siena cramming for NCAA play-in (03/12/02)
DAYTON, Ohio -- C'mon in, Alcorn State and Siena. Lace 'em up and learn firsthand what it's like to play in the only NCAA tournament game that inspires more dread than dreams. It's the play-in, and it's like nothing else -- the all-night travel, the missed meals, the quiet arena that feels more like a sideshow than center stage...
Smith promises quick pace, jr. college influence (03/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University making the NCAA Women's Final Four probably sounds like an impossible dream. Not to B.J. Smith. "Every 10 years, a team makes it that shouldn't be there," Smith said Monday. "If Southwest Missouri can make it to the final four, why can't we? There's no reason we can't be one of those teams that takes a piece of the pie."...
Slumping Blues fall to Avalanche (03/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Reinprecht had two goals, and Joe Sakic also scored, leading the Colorado Avalanche past the slumping St. Louis Blues 3-2 Monday night. Colorado has won six consecutive road games and is 6-0-1 in its last seven away from home. It was the first road game for the Avalanche since Feb. 8...
Vina - Gold Glove better than .300 (03/12/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Fernando Vina batted .300 and won a Gold Glove last season, and there's no contest which he considers the bigger achievement. The St. Louis Cardinals' second baseman will take the fielding honor any day. "I'll tell you what, winning a Gold Glove is the ultimate for myself," Vina said. "I've hit .300 three or four times and it's special because it's a long grind...
Bonds, Sosa brush aside talks of fued (03/12/02)
MESA, Ariz. -- Barry Bonds was a no-show at HoHoKam Park on Monday, yet there was no need for a public hug with Sammy Sosa. Turned out they'd already patched up any feud -- perceived or real -- at a chance meeting for food, rather than on the field...
More charges filed against Williams (03/12/02)
FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams wiped his fingerprints off the shotgun used to kill a limousine driver at his mansion, then told house guests to lie to police that the driver killed himself, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors filed more charges Monday against Williams, already accused of manslaughter in the Feb. 14 shooting of Costas Christofi. Two of the guests were charged with helping him dispose of his clothes and fingerprints to cover up the shooting...
Monday's game - Cardinals 6, Braves 2 (03/12/02)
Jim Edmonds and Edgar Renteria hit two-run homers, and Matt Morris pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings Monday as the Cardinals beat the Braves 6-2. Morris, 2-0 in three spring starts, gave up five hits but did not allow a runner past second base. He struck out one and walked one...
NCAA Tournament fans' guide (03/12/02)
Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala., 26-7. Nickname: Crimson Tide. Coach: Mark Gottfried. Tournament Record: 15-14, 14 years. Last NCAA Appearance: 1995. Top Scorers: Erwin Dudley 15.2; Rod Grizzard 14.2; Maurice Williams 9.8; Terrance Meade 9.4...
Sports digest 3/12/02 (03/12/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST BASEBALL TEAM ON THE ROAD TODAY Southeast's baseball team will have two more road games today as the Indians (3-6) travel to Nashville, Tenn., for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with Lipscomb (4-12). The Indians, who have not yet played at home, have won three of their last four games. Lipscomb is a former NAIA power that is struggling making the transition to Division I...
Student helps expose underground of self-injury (03/12/02)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Long sleeves couldn't hide the secret -- not from her parents and a college roommate, who began to notice inconsistencies in the stories she made up about her scars. Now Elizabeth Franas is going public with her problem and even gearing her studies at Central Michigan University to prepare for research that could eventually help her and others...
Diabetics underestimate disease's damage to hearts (03/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Two out of three diabetics don't consider cardiovascular disease a serious threat, a new poll says, even though heart disease and stroke are the leading killers of diabetics. That may be largely their doctors' fault, says the poll commissioned by the American Diabetes Association. Among the diabetics surveyed, 52 percent said their health provider has never discussed lowering blood pressure, and 45 percent had received no advice about lowering cholesterol...
Scientists developing blood test as backup for mammograms (03/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists are testing blood from more than 1,000 women in search of a protein that might signal breast cancer, hoping to create the kind of blood test men have for prostate disease. It's too soon to know if the experiment will work. But the quest for new ways to catch early tumors or even precancerous cells -- from blood testing to analyzing nipple fluid -- is heating up amid controversy over mammograms. Proponents foresee a day when the X-ray routinely comes with a backup test...
Hiking, hot-wiring minivans just a part of Girl Scouts (03/12/02)
hkronmueller Today marks the 90th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. I used to be a Girl Scout. My favorite thing was our weekly meeting. Every Thursday after school we would sit around a table dipping sugar cookies in red Kool-Aid while we sang the song "I Need You Now" by the group Extreme...
Richard Walker (03/12/02)
ARAB, Mo. -- Graveside service for Richard "Toby" Walker of Arab will be held at 11 a.m. today at Stephens Cemetery near McGee, Mo. Ruth Doublin will officiate. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements. Walker, 57, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Irene Self (03/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Irene M. Self, 89, of Jackson died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Monticello House. She was born June 30, 1912, at Hilderbrand, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Riehl Ruch. She and John J. Self were married Aug. 13, 1938. He died Aug. 9, 1992...
Wesley Bright (03/12/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Wesley Bright, 86, of Jackson died Monday, March 11, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Beulah Lee (03/12/02)
Beulah Lee, 92, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was born Jan. 13, 1910, in Cherry Valley, Pa., daughter of Charles Wesley and Augusta Schiffer Starner. She and James P. Lee were married Jan. 1, 1933...
Floyd Porter III (03/12/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Floyd Porter III, 51, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home. He was born July 16, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Floyd and Lila M. Gray Porter Jr. Porter was a self-employed mechanic; had been an ironworker and worked on the construction of Callaway County Nuclear Power Plant at Fulton, Mo., and had also been a truck driver. He was a member of Steel Workers Union in St. Louis...
Bernard Hayden (03/12/02)
Bernard L. Hayden, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. He was born June 7, 1920, at Fancy Farm, Ky., son of John and Bessie Toon Hayden. He first married Margaret Williet in 1939, who preceded him in death. He and Clareita Curtis were married in 1946. She died in 2000...
Norman Boshera (03/12/02)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Norman L. Boshera, 78, of Jonesboro died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1923, at Wolf Lake, Ill., son of Sam and Della Brothers Boshera. He and Phyllis Farris were married Sept. 10, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
Mildred Graden (03/12/02)
Mildred Mary Graden, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jacob Busch and Clara Maevers Graden. Graden had worked at St. Francis Medical Center and VIP Industries. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Melvin Meier (03/12/02)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Melvin E. Meier, 82, of Farrar died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. He was born Jan. 24, 1920, at Farrar, son of Joseph and Katharine Mahnken Meier. He and Helen Biester were married April 23, 1950. She died March 27, 1988...
Adella Scheffer (03/12/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Adella Marie Scheffer, 83, of Chaffee died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Sopoka, Okla., daughter of Wendolyn and Laura Gerst Heisserer. She and Lawrence Edward Scheffer were married Sept. 28, 1940. He died May 8, 1993...
Zeb Taylor (03/12/02)
James Edward "Zeb" Taylor, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 11, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Loretta, Tenn., son of James David and Emma Alice Pugh Taylor. Taylor had been a cook in a St. Louis restaurant. He was a member of VFW Post 3838...
Ervin Bodenschatz (03/12/02)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Ervin J. Bodenschatz, 93, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo., from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Mo...
Judy Robert (03/12/02)
KELSO, Mo. -- Funeral Mass for Judith Marie Robert of Kelso will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. The Rev. Oliver Clavin will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo., from 4 to 8 p.m. today...
Vernice Wilson (03/12/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Vernice Wilson, 83, of Sikeston died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of James H. and Orla Rowbotham Freed. She and Guy Wilson were married Oct. 23, 1938, in New Madrid, Mo...
Carl Fisher (03/12/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Carl Gene Fisher, 68, of St. Peters, Mo., died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. He was born May 6, 1933, at Oran, son of Eugene and Pearl Fisher. Fisher retired from General Motors in St. Louis, where he was a tractor mechanic 30 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in St. Charles and United Auto Workers...
Margaret Saittia (03/12/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Margaret Saittia, 95, of Dongola died Monday, March 11, 2002, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill. She was born Nov. 20, 1906, in River Falls, Wis., daughter of Frank and Anna Johnson Merta. She married Dominick Saittia. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Georgia Lingle of Anna; a son, Thomas Mouzakis of Indianapolis, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Births 3/12/02 (03/12/02)
Palmer Son to Nelson John Albert and Erin Tiffany Palmer of Sedgewickville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:34 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002. Name, Logan Ryan. Weight, 6 pounds 4 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Palmer is the former Erin Smith, daughter of Joe and Jo Smith of Georgetown, Texas. She is employed at Wal-Mart in Perryville, Mo. Palmer is the son of John and Irean Palmer of Sedgewickville and David and Vicky Hall of Decatur, Tenn. He is employed at Falcon Foam in Perryville...
Cape fire report 03/12/02 (03/12/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, March 12 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 6:45 p.m., a brush fire at 1350 N. Water. At 10:44 p.m., a fire alarm at Southeast Missouri State University Towers complex. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 7:11 a.m., an emergency medical service at a motor vehicle accident on Highway 74 and Kingshighway...
Cape police report 3/12 (03/12/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, March 12 DWIRyan Aden Keller, 17, 3011 Minute Men Way, was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsJohn Paul Waller, 29, 713 N. Spanish, was arrested Sunday for domestic assault. Mariques Cymone Boyd, 18, 421 S. Pacific, was arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance, traffic offenses...
Out of the past 3/12/02 (03/12/02)
10 years ago: March 12, 1992 Carbondale, Ill. - Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton ended Wednesday campaign swing through Illinois with speech on campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Arkansas governor urged more than 1,000 people at rally to reject President George Bush's "failed economic policies of the '80s" and vote "Clinton" in Tuesday's presidential primary...
Power plant's benefits still unknown (03/12/02)
By Alan R.P. Journet I have been quite disappointed at the way the Cape Girardeau County Commission has been addressing issues regarding the proposed Kinder-Morgan Power Co. power plant. My concerns are many: I. As yet, there seems to have been no honest evaluation of the potential costs and benefits to the citizens of Cape County regarding the presence of this facility, its economic and environmental costs to local residents and taxpayers and its potential benefits. ...
District attorney plan seems to make sense (03/12/02)
The difference between a district attorney and a prosecuting attorney has to do with geography. Missouri's 115 county prosecutors are responsible for filing charges and prosecuting alleged criminals only in the counties they serve. District attorneys, on the other hand, have the same responsibilities for an area not defined by county borders but by the area within a judicial circuit...
St. Louis plan doesn't need political baggage (03/12/02)
There seems to be little, if anything, that can be said or done to change the minds of opponents of state assistance for a new Cardinal stadium in St. Louis. So this is for Missourians who believe economic development is better than decades of benign neglect. ...
Shareholders should have say on bank salaries (03/12/02)
To the editor: I read with interest an article concerning the compensation package for retiring U.S. Bank chairman John Grundhofer. It seems after the merger with his brother's bank, Firstar, his salary of a little over $900,000 will go up to $2.9 million upon his retirement for the rest of his life. Why does he earn more for staying home?...
Education isn't changing minds on stadium needs (03/12/02)
To the editor: I guess I'm really nearsighted. I can't see the benefits that we will derive from a new stadium in St. Louis. I guess I just need education. I'm sure there are more than a few who are willing to try to educate us poor slobs out here in the hinterlands...
Speak Out A 03/12/02 (03/12/02)
No bonus for veterans DIPLOMAS FOR veterans was undoubtedly a very special night in Jackson, but you were about 56 years late. In fact, many who would have been eligible from World War II have passed on. I believe that it has taken Missouri longer than any other state to give recognition to its veterans. If memory serves me correctly, Missouri, unlike many other states, never did provide a bonus for its World War II veterans...
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