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Stories from Thursday, March 14, 2002

Albertsons to close Cape store (03/14/02)
The Albertsons grocery store in Cape Girardeau will close its doors on March 21, just 13 months after it first opened its doors, the country's second-largest grocery chain announced Thursday. Employees were notified at a meeting Thursday morning, according to company spokeswoman Jeannette Duwe. The Cape Girardeau store was among five Midwest stores that were set for immediate closings, including two in Memphis, and stores in Collierville, Tenn. and Hot Springs, Ark...
City hopes to improve traffic flow with new controller device (03/14/02)
The installation of a new traffic controller at the corner of William Street and West End Boulevard should be completed today after a temporary four-way stop situation seemed to confuse motorists Wednesday. The controller is more technically advanced than the old one and will make traffic move more rapidly, said Chris Graff of Cotner Electric, which was awarded the contract...
Group quilts for nursing home patients (03/14/02)
Homemaker clubs focus on many interests -- magazines, books, friendship, arts and crafts. "We call our club the Friendship Club," said Alma Bodenstein of Gordonville, Mo. The members are from a wide area -- Gordonville, Jackson, Mo., and Whitewater, Mo. -- "and we take on projects to help a number of people."...
Tree replaces bedpost to stick gum (03/14/02)
Gum sticks to a lot of things -- bedposts, shoes, sidewalks. And trees -- especially the "gum tree" on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The tree, Monday's photo puzzler on the "Faces & Places" page, is not even a distant cousin of the gum tree family...
Military digest 3/14 (03/14/02)
Military digest Bell City man aboard USS Ticonderoga Navy Lt. j.g. Kevin Hunt is aboard the guided-missile cruiser, USS Ticonderoga. Cruisers like the Ticonderoga primarily operate with aircraft carrier battle groups in extreme threat environments, but they are also capable of operating independently, responsible for detecting, classifying and tracking potential targets simultaneously in the air, on the surface and under the sea...
School to get marquee sign (03/14/02)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission gave approval to a 6-foot by 10-foot marquee sign at the Alma Schrader School at the commission's monthly meeting Wednesday night. The sign will be funded by donations made in the memory of Kaelyn McGill, who died Feb. 3 in an automobile accident in Jackson, Mo...
Casino revenue (03/14/02)
Revenue for Missouri's casinos for February, compared to a year earlier: Argosy Kansas City, $8.34 million, up 2 percent from $8.21 million. Casino Aztar in Caruthersville, $2.16 million, up 3 percent from $2.09 million. Harrah's Maryland Heights, $21.60 million, up 3 percent from $20.87 million...
Cape man pleads guilty to manufacturing meth (03/14/02)
Teddy N. Jones, 32, of Cape Girardeau, entered a plea of guilty Wednesday to one felony count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. He appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber. Jones now faces a maximum of 40 years imprisonment and/or a $2 million fine. Sentencing has been set for 1:30 p.m. June 24...
Authorities warn local senior citizens about scams, abuse (03/14/02)
Since Biblical times, con men have come up with schemes to part senior citizens from their money. It may be a promise to cut or trim trees or perform a home repair job. It may be as simple as a phone call with a sales pitch. "There are many ways that scam artists try to separate the senior citizens from the money," said Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle...
Free lunch program gets cited for income ineligibility (03/14/02)
One of every five kids who gets free or discounted meals at school may be ineligible because the family's income is too high, a government-commissioned study says. The Agriculture Department, which runs the lunch program, says billions of dollars in education aid, including grants for computer hookups, are divvied up on the basis of the lunch numbers. And that's encouraging school officials to push the figures higher...
Give 'em a break (03/14/02)
Ryan Blaha can't wait to hit the beaches and bars in sunny Florida. But Beth Vaughn is on a different mission, looking to help Mexican immigrants in Texas. The two Southeast Missouri State University students are among thousands of college kids across the country who are gearing up for spring break. At Southeast, spring break begins after classes Friday and runs through March 24...
Perry commissioners should repay $16,400, say auditors (03/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One present and one former member of the Perry County Commission should each return $8,200 in pay increases they were granted under an unconstitutional state law, a state auditor's report says. However, the commission isn't following that recommendation. Presiding Commissioner Thomas H. Sutterer said the salaries were granted in good faith before the law in question was found invalid...
R-4 school district bond issue back on ballot (03/14/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- On April 2, the Scott County R-4 School District's voters will step up to the polls for the sixth time to decide the fate of the reoccurring bond issue. This time, the district promises the proposal is a winning plan that will cost voters as little as possible...
Drinking and driving bill OK'd (03/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- New drivers would be given information about the perils of drunken driving under a bill recently passed by the Senate. The Senate voted 31-0 Wednesday for the legislation sponsored by Sen. Anita Yeckel, R-St. Louis. The bill, which is considered non-controversial, heads next to the House, where an identical measure has been proposed...
Navy calls off search for crew of crashed helicopter (03/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Navy said Wednesday it has called off its search for a suburban St. Louis woman and two other crew members now presumed to have died after their Navy helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during a routine training flight. Searchers "found a helmet, but it wasn't her's," Joyce Fussner tearfully told The Associated Press from her home in Ballwin, where family members had hoped for "a miracle" in the air and sea search for Lt. ...
Concealed gun bill passes first hurdle (03/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri motorists would be able to hide guns under car seats or in gloves boxes under legislation given initial approval Wednesday by the House. The bill, which also allows certain retired law officers to carry concealed guns, would take a first step toward relaxing Missouri's strict laws against concealed weapons...
Revenue keeps rising at Missouri casinos (03/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The economy might be sputtering, but not at Missouri's casinos. Revenue jumped 18 percent statewide in February compared to a year ago, and two St. Louis area gambling boats had their best months ever. The state's 11 casinos earned $103.9 million in adjusted gross revenue in February, up from the $87.1 million earned in February 2001, according to figures released this week by the Missouri Gaming Commission. ...
Highlights of education bills (03/14/02)
Highlights of education bills passed Wednesday: Funding The state formula that funds public elementary and secondary schools would gain: $47.7 million by raising so-called casino entrance fees to $3 from $2 for each person during each two-hour gambling period...
Health-care workers ask for union during rally (03/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State mental health and veterans home workers rallied Wednesday in the Capitol to demand immediate recognition of their union under the terms of an executive order granting them collective bargaining rights. Following the rally, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees submitted to the State Board of Mediation approximately 3,500 cards signed by workers who expressed interest in joining the union. ...
Bishop resigns; Vatican accepts (03/14/02)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of a Roman Catholic bishop Wednesday who admitted molesting a teen-ager at a Missouri seminary more than 25 years ago. Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell, 63, of the Diocese of Palm Beach, announced his resignation last Friday after he admitted to the allegations first published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Former director pleads guilty (03/14/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The former director of a Kansas City housing agency has pleaded guilty to misusing federal grants, bringing a close to an investigation that led to convictions of more than two dozen people. Bob Brim, 59, entered his plea Tuesday, hours before his trial was scheduled to begin. He admitted embezzling more than $87,000 in federal funds...
Fisk math students among best in state (03/14/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Just how fast did those Iditarod teams mush? Linda Null's math students know. Every day during the event, they went online to check the sledders racing toward Nome. They used statistics from the Web site to figure how fast the teams were going. They checked temperatures from Alaska and graphed the highs and lows. They researched and added up the costs of maintaining a dogsled team...
Rolla man convicted under new domestic violence law (03/14/02)
ROLLA, Mo. -- A man faces prison time as the first person in Phelps County convicted of a crime under a new domestic violence law. Jonathan C. Guild, 33, of Rolla, was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree domestic assault in an attack on his former girlfriend...
Board OKs retirement plan upgrade (03/14/02)
MINER, Mo. -- An upgrade in the city employees' LAGERS retirement plan from L3 to L6 was approved by the Board of Aldermen during its regular monthly session Tuesday night. "And I will not veto it," said Mayor Frank Tatum, who had earlier voiced his opposition...
Education plan clears House (03/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden's two-pronged education plan passed the House on Wednesday, with new funding from higher casino taxes and new accountability measures for troubled schools. "It's a win-win all the way around," Holden said while congratulating supporters on the House's side gallery...
USPS expecting $2 billion deficit (03/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Postal Service is facing a loss of more than $2 billion this year as mail volume lags and costs of sanitizing the mail and cleaning up contaminated offices mount. Postmaster General John E. Potter told a House Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that the projected deficit for this year is "somewhere above $2 billion."...
Nation digest 3/14 (03/14/02)
Pentagon plans test of anti-missile system WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon plans its sixth test of a ground-based anti-missile rocket on Friday. The test is part of the military's efforts to develop systems to destroy an enemy's long-range missiles before they reach U.S. targets...
Oscar nominees travel to Afghanistan troops (03/14/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Battle-weary troops in Afghanistan are getting a morale boost from Hollywood. USO showman Johnny Grant, Hollywood's honorary mayor, is sending this year's best picture Oscar nominees to Afghanistan for U.S. soldiers to see. The videos were scheduled to leave Wednesday afternoon aboard a military plane...
World briefs 3/14 (03/14/02)
House GOP budget would increase defense WASHINGTON -- Republicans muscled a $2.12 trillion budget for 2003 toward House Budget Committee approval on Wednesday following President Bush's lead in bolstering defense and domestic security while cutting other programs...
US digest 3/14 (03/14/02)
Death penalty for Yates difficult case to make HOUSTON -- Prosecutors likely face an uphill battle proving Andrea Yates, despite her severe mental illness, poses a threat to society and should be put to death. "Before it was a much tougher case for the defense," said Dan Shuman, a Southern Methodist University law professor. "I think now it is a much tougher case for the prosecution...
Bush - U.S. will 'deal with' Saddam, revamp nukes (03/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush declared Wednesday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a menace "and we're going to deal with him," and said Osama bin Laden -- a man he once said he wanted dead or alive -- has been reduced to a marginal figure in the war on terrorism...
Report - Pardons an abuse of power (03/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Former President Clinton abused his power by giving pardons to controversial figures like Marc Rich based on the recommendations of relatives , a report says. "Clinton granted pardons and commutations to individuals who never would have received clemency but for the fact that they hired individuals close to the president to represent them," the report said...
Pileup on Interstate 75 in northwest Georgia kills at least 10 (03/14/02)
RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) -- Dozens of vehicles piled up in a chain-reaction crash on a foggy interstate highway Thursday morning, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. The accident, involving 50 to 100 vehicles, happened around 7:50 a.m. on Interstate 75 just south of Chattanooga, Tenn., said Karlene Barrow, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation...
Senate defeats bill to make vehicles more fuel efficient (03/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate gave automakers a reprieve Wednesday by rejecting a plan to require they produce cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles that run 50 percent farther on a gallon of gas. The industry and its unions lobbied hard against requiring a 36 mile a gallon average by 2015. Supporters of the higher standard said it would save millions of barrels of oil and could be reached through current and emerging technologies...
Israeli tanks pull out of Ramallah in all directions (03/14/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks began withdrawing from the West Bank city of Ramallah Thursday night, just hours after the arrival of U.S. mediator Anthony Zinni on a mission to achieve a cease-fire. The United States has been exerting pressure on Israel to pull its soldiers from Palestinian cities...
Stocks mixed, blue chips make modest gain (03/14/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Caution dominated stock trading Thursday as investors made modest purchases of blue chips but also collected profits, limiting the market's upside and giving the tech sector a losing session. Wall Street's gains grew out of news from the government that companies are rebuilding their inventories. ...
Federal grand jury indicts Arthur Anderson in Enron scandal (03/14/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted the Arthur Andersen accounting firm in the Enron Corp. scandal, the first criminal charges in the nation's biggest bankruptcy. The one-count indictment alleging obstruction of justice came after Andersen spurned a 9 a.m. ...
Judge dismisses 224 charges against defrocked California priest (03/14/02)
Associated Press WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge threw out all 224 child-molestation charges against a defrocked Roman Catholic priest Thursday in a dispute over whether the statute of limitations had run out. The ruling, unless overturned on appeal, means prosecutors cannot try former Monsignor Patrick O'Shea, 67, on charges of molesting nine boys in the 1960s and '70s...
Pickering nomination goes to Senate Judiciary Committee (03/14/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats on the Judiciary Committee worked to scuttle Judge Charles W. Pickering's nomination to the appeals court on Thursday, lining up to defy President Bush's call for a vote in the full Senate...
Allied troops fight Al-Qaida, killing three in 90-minute battle (03/14/02)
Associated Press WriterBAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. and Canadian troops battled al-Qaida fighters in the Shah-e-Kot area Thursday, killing three of them in a 90-minute gunbattle, according to Canadian reporters accompanying the troops...
Defense urges jury to spare Yates from death penalty (03/14/02)
Associated Press WriterHOUSTON (AP) -- The mother of a Texas woman convicted of drowning her children asked a jury Thursday to spare her daughter from the death penalty. Prosecutors referred jurors back to the testimony from the first part of the trial...
New study links high cholesterol to Alzheimer's (03/14/02)
AP Medical WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- A study raises the provocative possibility that cholesterol-lowering drugs taken by millions of Americans can also ward off Alzheimer's disease. The study found that high cholesterol levels appear to harm the brain and lead to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease. But it also found that older women who took drugs called statins -- sold under such brand names as Lipitor, Zocor and Mevacor -- had less mental impairment than non-users...
U.N. chief seeks stop in fighting (03/14/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Israel and the Palestinians to obey the U.N. Security Council's demand for an immediate cease-fire, declaring that "the whole world" wants to see Israel and a new state of Palestine living as peaceful neighbors...
Israeli troops enforce curfew (03/14/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Enforcing a curfew, dozens of Israeli tanks patrolled the deserted streets of this West Bank town Wednesday and waged sporadic firefights with bands of Palestinian gunmen. A senior Palestinian security officer, an Israeli soldier and an Italian photographer were killed...
Detainees accept first meals in two weeks (03/14/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Two detainees captured in the war in Afghanistan have broken their two-week hunger strike, eating twice in a 24-hour period, military officials said Wednesday. The pair, who hadn't eaten since at least March 1, ate two meals sometime between midafternoon Tuesday and midafternoon Wednesday, a Marine spokesman said...
Cheney calls for both sides to end Mideast bloodshed (03/14/02)
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that Israel and the Palestinians share the burden of ending Middle East bloodshed. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met with Cheney and promised to apply pressure. At a news conference with Cheney at this Red Sea resort, Mubarak also addressed another difficult Mideast issue, saying he believes Iraq's Saddam Hussein is close to agreeing to allow the return of U.N. weapons inspectors...
U.S., Afghan troops pursue remaining al-Qaida fighters (03/14/02)
SHAH-E-KOT, Afghanistan -- U.S. Marine helicopter gunships blasted cave entrances Wednesday in the rugged mountains, seeking to stop al-Qaida and Taliban fighters from escaping after U.S. and Afghan troops seized control of this valley. Afghan commanders said many al-Qaida and Taliban fighters -- including their commander, Saif Rahman Mansour -- got away before Afghan troops overran three villages and a commanding ridgeline early Wednesday...
Indians' Bonilla tops OVC list with 168th career walk (03/14/02)
Clemente Bonilla is quite a hitter, but taking pitches has resulted in him earning a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference record book. Bonilla, Southeast Missouri State University's senior second baseman, became the OVC's all-time walks leader Wednesday when he drew his 168th career free pass in the ninth inning against Evansville...
Plenty of seats available for St. Louis sub-regional (03/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The good news for St. Louis NCAA organizers: they've sold 22,000 all-session tickets for the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. "This new format is positive, it's successful," tournament director Joe Mitch said Wednesday. "It's what the teams want and the fans want."...
UK optimistic that worst is over (03/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- After a tumultuous regular season, Kentucky is taking nothing for granted in the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats are seeded No. 4 in the East Regional. But they have had their share of turmoil, with four losses in the last nine games, and coach Tubby Smith is less than confident heading into Thursday's game against Valparaiso...
Evansville finds the right combination, drops Indians (03/14/02)
Evansville sparkled defensively, moved runners along and came up with key hits. Southeast Missouri State University struggled in the field and left too many men on base. That combination spelled defeat for the Indians in their first home action of the season Wednesday, 7-5 in front of an announced crowd of 675 at Capaha Field...
All eyes on Dickau at morning madness (03/14/02)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- At least Dan Dickau and his Gonzaga teammates caught one break in the West bracket -- they can sleep through Morning Madness. Then again, they probably would prefer to play at the crack of dawn. "It'd be great. You'd wake up, get right on the court and get going," Dickau said Wednesday before practice. "You wouldn't have to sit around all day, thinking about the game."...
Today's games (03/14/02)
Games with no times are 30 minutes after previous game at same site At St. Louis
  • Kentucky vs. Valparaiso, 11:25 a.m. (WQWQ-TV)
  • Marquette vs. Tulsa (KFVS-TV)
  • Kansas vs. Holy Cross, 6:50 p.m. (KFVS-TV)
  • Stanford vs. Western Kentucky (KFVS-TV)...
  • Johnson raises potential, slams Mets past Cards (03/14/02)
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mark Johnson raised his profile with a home run, double and three RBIs Wednesday as the Mets beat the Cardinals 10-7. Earlier in the day, the Mets placed outfielder Mark Sweeney on unconditional release waivers, boosting Johnson's chances of winning a backup job...
    Memphis still in running to host Tyson-Lewis bout (03/14/02)
    NEW YORK -- A line in "Beale Street Blues" goes, "If Beale Street could talk." If it could, it might be saying that Mike Tyson's challenge to heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis could end up in Memphis, Tenn., despite Tyson getting a boxing license Tuesday to fight at Washington, D.C...
    Drug center expelled Strawberry for sex, breaking rules (03/14/02)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry was kicked out of a drug-treatment center and sent to jail for repeatedly breaking program rules, including a ban on sex between residents, according to court documents released Wednesday. The former baseball star had many behavior problems at Phoenix House near Ocala, a state Corrections Department report said. Strawberry told his probation officer Tuesday he had sex with a female resident three days earlier...
    The days of old - Marlin relishes his classic style (03/14/02)
    HAMPTON, Ga. -- Winston Cup points leader Sterling Marlin is a throwback, a driver more comfortable talking chassis setups with his crew than doing a TV commercial. And his fans wouldn't want it any other way. "Who wants to pull for a pretty boy like Jeff Gordon?" said Marvin Sanders, who wore a T-shirt with Marlin's likeness to Sunday's MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. ...
    Last laugh - Bobby Knight finds success with a new team (03/14/02)
    Sure, Bob Knight still gets fired up, his mood sometimes as dark as his black Texas Tech sweater. A coach can't turn around a college basketball team without yelling occasionally. Still, the man with the famous temper and three national championships has behaved about as well as he's coached this season, never getting ejected, never even receiving a technical foul...
    Sports digest 3/14/02 (03/14/02)
    AREA JACKSON HAS NEW COMPANY IN FOOTBALL DISTRICT SHUFFLE New football district assignments for next season pair Jackson with St. Louis-area teams Francis Howell, Parkway Central and Parkway West, the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced Wednesday...
    Health calendar 3/14 (03/14/02)
    Today American Red Cross first aid basics course from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hancock Center room F110 at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. Call (618) 985-2828 for information. Headaches and migraines in children seminar at 6:30 p.m. in Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The program is sponsored by the hospital's Regional Brain and Spine Center and Center for Women and Children's Services...
    Going deep in the heart of Texas (03/14/02)
    Dear Ken, Birds do it. Butterflies do it. And the urge to go South -- if only for a few precious days, for the winter, pulls at humans too. Spring break is in our blood. The first and last time I saw Austin, Texas, was fleeting during a layover for a burger and beer in a non-stop, 24-hour plunge to Padre Island during college. ...
    Aldon Kincy (03/14/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Aldon Kincy, 77, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 10, 1925, at Dexter, son of Howard and Ella Temples Kincy. He and Lenora Cato were married Nov. 7, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. To this union six sons were born...
    Anna Draughon (03/14/02)
    SIKESTON, MO. -- Anna Draughon, 102, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1899, in Gulfport, Miss., daughter of Robert and Evva Lightfoot Colquhoun. She and Harris N. Draughon were married May 17, 1921. He died April 3, 1978...
    Dolores Burns (03/14/02)
    Dolores A. Burns, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Heartland Care Center. Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Oma Raney (03/14/02)
    Oma Amanda Raney, 88, of Fordyce, Ark., died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Dallas County Nursing Home in Fordyce. She was born Sept. 25, 1913, in Dallas County, daughter of Butler and Tonie Nutt Green. She married John Dekalb Raney, who preceded her in death...
    Paul Hoffmeister (03/14/02)
    Paul R. Hoffmeister, 77, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1924, in Jackson, Mo., son of August and Minnie Hoffmeister. He married Louise Proctor, who died Dec. 23, 1987. Hoffmeister owned and operated Mr. Paul's Beauty Shop. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
    Bonnie Poe (03/14/02)
    Bonnie Poe, 57, of Seminole, Okla., died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George Ulan and Irene Marie Ervin Adams. She and Donald Poe were married June 21, 1963, in Cape Girardeau. Poe was co-pastor of Seminole Foursquare Church with her husband, and had worked at an information handling service in Denver, Colo. She was a member of Seminole Foursquare Church...
    Births 3/14/02 (03/14/02)
    Little Son to Danny R. and Melody L. Little of Chaffee, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 9:16 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002. Name, John Ryan. Weight, 8 pounds 10 ounces. Fourth son. Mrs. Little is the former Melody Hunsaker, daughter of Doug and Gayla Baker of Morley, Mo. Little is the son of Jimmy and Barbara Little of Randles, Mo. He is a foreman at Wheeler Steel...
    Cape police report 3/14 (03/14/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, March 14 ArrestsMichael Joseph Hawkins, 18, of 203 Franks, was arrested Tuesday for reckless burning. Laura Wright, 24, of 229 S. Lorimier, was arrested Tuesday on five Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear. Shelby Farrow, 24, of 204 Cherry St., Jackson, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance...
    Cape fire report 3/14 (03/14/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, March 14 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 1:34 p.m., a box alarm at 3007 Themis. At 5:04 p.m., emergency medical service at 2136 Williams St. At 6:35 p.m., emergency medical service at 2762 Chrysler. At 7:04 p.m., a house fire at 838 S. Ellis...
    Out of the past 3/14/02 (03/14/02)
    10 years ago: March 14, 1992 Youngsters wielding shovels and rakes and wheelbarrows transform pile of gravel and sand into beginnings of small desert plot at Nell Holcomb School; rock and cactus garden is part of Nell Holcomb's outdoor classroom, which, when completed, will include at least 20 different learning stations, amphitheater and nature trail...
    Cameras at intersections might save lives (03/14/02)
    Several months ago, the idea of putting cameras at some of Cape Girardeau's busiest intersections to catch motorists who run red lights created quite a furor. A lot of opponents cited privacy issues and expressed concerns about confusion over who might be driving a vehicle caught by a camera as it goes through the intersection illegally...
    Chalk this one up to the Gipper (03/14/02)
    When Ronald Reagan was president, he became the butt of many jokes for declaring that schoolchildren could meet a dietary requirement for vegetables by eating ketchup in the school cafeteria. Guess what? For several years now, researchers have acknowledged the benefits of tomato-based foods. Apparently, tomatoes contain some of the essential ingredients that trigger immune systems and help ward off illness and disease, especially some cancers...
    Keeping dogs tied to chains is cruel punishment (03/14/02)
    To the editor: The other day I was out driving. What took me by surprise was the number of animals that are kept on chains or some kind of restraint against moving in their confined circle. If we tried to invent the cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up with anything worse than solitary confinement on a chain...
    Questions remain about proposed power plant (03/14/02)
    To the editor: Last August a meeting was held regarding the proposed Kinder-Morgan Power Co. plant. County commissioners expected a handful of people, but over 70 people appeared. Little concrete information was provided. Kinder-Morgan didn't want to reduce smog-producing emissions as required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A final decision on their appeal will be rendered after an April 16 hearing...
    It doesn't matter whether or not Jesus is liberal (03/14/02)
    To the editor: A couple of weeks ago, someone called Speak Out and said Jesus was a liberal. I would like to address that person. The name Jesus Christ is a name above all names. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is not conservative, liberal, Democrat or Republican. ...
    Speak Out A 03/14/02 (03/14/02)
    Eternal vigilance I WAS not reassured by your March 8 editorial. Your message was a more than cavalier one to the effect that when it comes to terrorism Cape residents don't need to let their guard down entirely, but that it's OK to do so somewhat. So much for eternal vigilance being the price for liberty...
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