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Stories from Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Technological boost Schools seeing results with state's eMINTS (03/19/02)
As fourth-grader Robert Myers tried to match a picture of a digital clock with a picture of a face clock displaying the same time, his classmates at Franklin Elementary School chanted "34, 35, 36." Robert was trying to beat the record time of matching five clocks in less than 38 seconds on the classroom Smart Board. He almost succeeded, ending up just a few seconds over 38...
Cell phone tower tabled (03/19/02)
Charlie Roberts is having a hard time getting his cellular phone tower built. The Cape Girardeau City Council tabled his special-use permit request again Monday night, but this time it was the cell phone company that asked that the request be put on hold...
Professors draw on Enron for lessons (03/19/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- According to the syllabus, the Thursday morning class in Conklin Hall was supposed to focus on Chapter 4, "Ethics in the Marketplace." Instead, the students in Room 346 spent the time considering material that hasn't yet made it into business textbooks -- the collapse of Enron...
Students negotiating better college deals (03/19/02)
When John Davin got acceptance letters from seven colleges, he weighed their financial aid offers and then asked his top two choices if they could do better. They could, and Davin saved nearly $6,000 his first year. Now 20 and a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh -- which famously welcomes a chance to reconsider its aid packages -- Davin echoes advice often heard these days from guidance counselors, consultants and even some college officials: Don't be shy about asking a school to improve its financial aid offer if you think you have a good case.. ...
Smelly white fungus could help farmers, environment (03/19/02)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Researchers at Montana State University say a stinky fungus from Honduras may provide farmers with an alternative to an effective, but ozone-damaging, soil fumigant. The musty-smelling fungus, it turns out, emits a number of gases that kill or slow pathogens harmful to certain crops...
Learning briefs 3/19 (03/19/02)
Soemo, Thompson get state academic honor Angela R. Soemo and Justin R. Thompson, both of Jackson, Mo., have been selected for the 2002 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2002...
Man gets 12 years for child molestation (03/19/02)
Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- A Friedheim, Mo., man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday for domestic assault and child molestation. Timothy D. Klaus, 42, pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to the charges, which included one count of domestic assault, a third-degree misdemeanor, and one count of child molestation, a class B felony...
Cape school board names new director for career center (03/19/02)
When Harold Tilley, director of the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau, retires at the end of the year, he will be replaced by a man who has been serving as his understudy for almost a year. The Cape Girardeau school board approved Rich Payne, current assistant director of the CTC, as Tilley's replacement Monday night...
Party faithful click picks in online poll on Senate race (03/19/02)
The Southeast Missourian's online poll on the U.S. Senate race in Missouri garnered 2,688 responses as Internet users, urged on by e-mails from the state's Democratic and Republican parties, clicked their picks during the weeklong survey that ended Monday...
Report says some law enforcement not complying with law (03/19/02)
A state law passed last year was aimed at closing a loophole that kept drug seizure money from going to education as intended. A recent report shows that there's still a problem, and it involves some agencies in our area. Statehouse reporter Marc Powers gets the story in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions 3/19/02 (03/19/02)
Public Hearings Held hearing to consider the special-use permit request of Art Spradlin for the establishment and operation of an auto repair shop as a home occupation in an R-2, single-family residential district, at 1402 S. Hope St. Held hearing to consider amending Chapter 65 of the city code by adding the O-1, professional office district, regulations...
Coming and going (03/19/02)
Drew Kiel would prefer a plush seat, some music playing on the radio and a chance to talk to friends while he's riding to school. But few school buses provide those luxuries: vinyl-covered seats are top of the line, and students are most often encouraged to keep the noise down so they don't distract the driver...
Jackson lobbies to alter road plan (03/19/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The city of Jackson will send a letter to the Missouri Department of Transportation arguing in favor of a five-lane improvement to Highway 34/72 in the city instead of the four lanes designed by MoDOT. Mayor Paul Sander emphasized Monday the letter is meant to promote a five-lane highway...
Cape firefighter lives for the rush (03/19/02)
Cape Girardeau's sole female firefighter has another exciting job on her day off. Find out what drives her when Andrea Buchanan tells the story in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.
Inquest to be held in shooting death (03/19/02)
A coroner's inquest has been called to determine whether Winford S. Griffith's death was justifiable or if a felony was committed against him. Griffith, 64, of Cape Girardeau died as the result of an armed confrontation in a local bar that ended a trail of gunfire from Fruitland, Mo., to Good Hope Street...
Priests accused of sexual misconduct have local ties (03/19/02)
Two Catholic priests accused of sexual misconduct nearly 20 years ago have served in Southeast Missouri. Find out who they are and what their accusers allege. Religion and features editor Laura Johnston has the story in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Cairo voters decide controversial tax issue (03/19/02)
Cairo school district voters will decide tonight whether to pass a tax increase to fund a new school. Some city leaders actively campaigned against it. Learn how the election went, plus all the other Southern Illinois primary news, in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Police shoot, kill man in Westport (03/19/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police shot and killed a gun-wielding man late Sunday in the city's popular Westport entertainment district as St. Patrick's Day festivities wound down. Police on Monday identified the man as Kirt J. Morrisey, 46, and said he was wanted by authorities in Nevada in connection with an assault case outside Las Vegas...
Sentencing begins for man who killed five (03/19/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Jackson County judge began hearing evidence Monday to help him decide if Gary Beach, who killed five men in his Kansas City home, should live or die. Beach, 59, pleaded guilty last month to five counts of first-degree murder for the city's worst killing spree in the 1990s. ...
Video conference set for court use (03/19/02)
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- Lawrence County inmates may soon participate in court proceedings without leaving the jail. The sheriff's department plans to use part of a $17,000 grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance to buy a video conferencing system for the southwest Missouri jail...
Teen reporter meets president (03/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Alex Hagen is ready to let bygones be bygones. In January, the 14-year-old journalist was ridiculed and sent away by Secret Service agents when he tried to cover President Bush's visit for his local newspaper. On Monday, the president offered the eighth-grader an apology -- and threw in a personal tour of Air Force One for good measure...
Embattled cardinal handled clergy abuse case while in Missouri (03/19/02)
BOSTON -- Cardinal Bernard F. Law, as a bishop in Missouri, handled a clergy abuse case before he came to the Boston archdiocese and encountered the problem of now defrocked priest John J. Geoghan, according to a published report. As a bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese in southern Missouri in 1981, Law had removed the Rev. ...
Walls crumbling at historic Jefferson City prison (03/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Chunks of limestone are crumbling off the high walls surrounding the nation's oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River. A city street remained closed Monday to keep vehicles -- especially large delivery trucks -- from causing extra vibrations that could shake more stones loose at the Jefferson City Correctional Center...
Former seminary student files suit (03/19/02)
A lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of a former Missouri seminary student alleges that he was sexually exploited by former Florida Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell at the seminary from 1967 to 1971. The lawsuit comes less than two weeks after O'Connell resigned after admitting he sexually abused another former seminarian, Christopher Dixon, now 40, in the 1970s, also at St. Thomas Aquinas Preparatory Seminary in Hannibal. O'Connell was rector at the seminary for several years...
Dem files for House seat (03/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the first time in 14 years, voters in Jackson, Mo., will have an opportunity to elect a Democrat as their state representative. Chuck Miller, a political newcomer from rural Cape Girardeau County, on Monday ended the streak of Republicans running unopposed for the city's seat in the General Assembly by filing as the lone Democratic candidate in the 157th District...
Assistant prosecutor found dead (03/19/02)
CAMBRIA, Ill. -- The Williamson County Major Case Squad has been called in to aid in a multijurisdictional investigation into the death of Steven L. Jett, an assistant state's attorney for Alexander County. According to a news release from Williamson County Sheriff Tom Cundiff, Jett, 39, lived in Cambria...
State schools look to hikes in tuition during tight budget year (03/19/02)
Associated Press/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Bush, left, and U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent arrived at the Lambert St. Louis International Airport on Monday in St. Louis. Bush is in St. Louis to attend a campaign fund raiser for Talent. The Associated Press...
House panel slices into MAP test fund (03/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some education officials fear proposed cuts in the state budget could severely damage the state's key tool for measuring the performance of public schools. On Monday, the House Budget Committee adopted an amendment slashing the funding for the Missouri Assessment Program tests by more than 60 percent...
Bush raises funds for Talent (03/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Intent on helping Republicans regain Senate control, President Bush brought his high wartime approval ratings here Monday in hopes of parlaying the popularity into big money for Republican Senate hopeful Jim Talent's campaign. With Democrats clinging to a 50-49 edge in the Senate, GOP activists have said Bush has targeted Missouri and a handful of other states where his involvement might help Republican candidates attract money and votes for November's midterm elections...
California dog mauling trial goes to jury (03/19/02)
AP Special CorrespondentLOS ANGELES (AP) -- The trial of two San Francisco attorneys in the dog mauling death of a neighbor went to the jury Tuesday after the judge threatened to jail a defense attorney for an improper objection. In his final rebuttal, prosecutor Jim Hammer attacked defense attorney Nedra Ruiz for calling victim Diane Whipple's domestic partner a liar. ...
South Carolina sues NAACP, white-pride group (03/19/02)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state filed a lawsuit Monday to stop rest-stop demonstrations by the NAACP and a white pride group in a dispute over the Confederate flag. Attorney General Charlie Condon said he had warned the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the European-American Unity Rights Organization that their protests were illegal...
Man sees words, numbers in reading rainbow of colors (03/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- For one middle-aged man, "two" looks blue, but "2" is orange. And while "3" appears pink, "5" is green. The man has synesthesia -- a phenomenon in which printed words and numbers burst with color, flavors take on shapes and the spoken language turns into a mental rainbow...
FDA to rule on cloned milk; food activists having a cow (03/19/02)
Got cloned milk? Infigen Inc., a DeForest, Wis. biotechnology company does. With 34 of its 170 cloned cattle currently in a "milking barn," Infigen is ready to place bottles of the herd's output on America's breakfast tables. Instead, executives at Infigen say they dump hundreds of gallons of the milk a day awaiting a Food and Drug Administration decision on the safety of cloned-derived products for human consumption, the environment and the animals themselves...
Focus on 'soft targets' means danger for Americans overseas (03/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. embassies and overseas military bases are generally fortified against attack. But the schools where American kids go each day often aren't. Neither are restaurants where American business people meet clients, nor the church in Pakistan where an embassy worker and her daughter were killed...
Columbian rebels face cocaine charges (03/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. grand jury has indicted on cocaine charges three members of a guerrilla group in Colombia that the Bush administration considers terrorists. In announcing the charges Monday, Attorney General John Ashcroft described an "evil interdependence" between drug trafficking and terrorism overseas...
Pentagon developing plan to cut 24-hour air patrols (03/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon has proposed a plan to reduce the number and frequency of round-the-clock combat air patrols flown over American cities since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a spokeswoman said Monday. "We are looking at a plan ... that will employ some kind of mix of combat air patrols over certain locations," Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said...
NASA will keep secret launch times of shuttle (03/19/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Beginning with the next space shuttle flight in two weeks, NASA is keeping its launch times secret until 24 hours in advance to guard against possible terrorist attack. It is the first time in more than a decade that the space agency is refusing to give out a shuttle launch time well in advance. ...
People talk 3/19 (03/19/02)
Minnelli, hubby plan to adopt four children LONDON -- Liza Minnelli and producer David Gest are wasting no time in starting a family. After marrying on Saturday, they're already planning to adopt four children, a British newspaper reported Monday...
Flooding reported in three states; at least six dead (03/19/02)
HARLAN, Ky. -- A second day of heavy rain in the hills of Kentucky and Tennessee triggered floods and mudslides Monday that destroyed dozens of homes and forced some to flee by boat as water lapped at the rooftops. Tennessee authorities blamed at least six deaths on the storm, which dumped as much as 6 inches of rain on the region Sunday. Showers are expected over the next couple of days...
Studies cast doubt on use of adult stem cells (03/19/02)
Two new studies cast doubt on the tantalizing theory that adult stem cells can serve as the body's all-around repairmen, capable of converting into any type of cell to fight disease or replace faulty organs. The findings, if confirmed, could force scientists to focus more on embryonic stem cells -- whose use is highly controversial because they are taken from embryos that are killed in the process...
Rep. Blunt to seek party post, re-election (03/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt will campaign for two positions this year -- re-election to his southwest Missouri seat and the chance to become the third-ranking Republican in the House. Blunt filed candidacy papers Monday for a fourth term from Missouri's 7th Congressional District. If he wins and Republicans retain control of the chamber, Blunt also stands to become the majority whip...
Stocks finish higher after Fed announcement (03/19/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's appetite for stocks held steady Tuesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for the time being but indicated that an increase was possible later this year. Stocks ended the session higher, despite a pullback from an earlier rally. Analysts attributed the muted response to the fact the Fed move had been widely anticipated...
Fed leaves interest rates unchanged (03/19/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday and began preparing Americans for the possibility that short-term rates will go higher this year as the country bounces back from recession...
Suit seeks to get FEC to act on complaint against Ashcroft (03/19/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A campaign overhaul group filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to get the Federal Election Commission to act on a year-old complaint involving Attorney General John Ashcroft. The complaint alleges that in his 2000 Senate re-election campaign, Ashcroft took a contribution in excess of federal fund-raising limits and failed to report it...
Pakistan's security forces on high alert after attack (03/19/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Churchgoers wounded in a grenade attack on their Protestant congregation prayed from their hospital beds Monday for those who engineered the assault that killed five people. Pakistani security forces pledged to track down Islamic militants suspected in Sunday's attack on a church in a guarded diplomatic quarter about 400 yards from the U.S. Embassy compound. No arrests have been made...
Cuba announces arrest of suspected drug trafficker (03/19/02)
HAVANA -- Cuba announced Monday it was holding an alleged Colombian drug trafficker sought in his homeland and the United States and challenged the U.S. government to sign an agreement allowing the two countries cooperate in the fight against narcotics smuggling...
Airlines to increase flights amid surge in bookings (03/19/02)
LONDON -- Increasingly confident about flying as the shock of Sept. 11 recedes, travelers are returning to the skies over the North Atlantic. American Airlines and British Airways, which cut services as demand slumped after the attacks, said Monday that business is growing so well that they are increasing the number of flights on their trans-Atlantic routes...
Cheney takes active role, ponders Arafat meeting (03/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- Vice President Dick Cheney took a more direct role in Middle East peace efforts Monday, urging Israel to ease economic hardships inflicted on innocent Palestinians and Yasser Arafat end all Palestinian terror against Israel. Cheney pondered a possible meeting with the Palestinian leader as both sides seemed to be inching toward a cease-fire...
Troop pullout under way amid truce talks (03/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- Spurred on by a U.S. peace mission, Israeli troops pulled out of Bethlehem early today, edging closer to a cease-fire with the Palestinians in the 18-month-old Mideast conflict. The pullback came after Vice President Dick Cheney arrived to bolster the efforts of U.S. ...
Father to son, a gift to get him home from war (03/19/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- As a boy, Dave Dedo heard stories about Vietnam from his old man, Wendell, a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. Now it was the son, a sergeant in the same famous division, who was stepping off a chopper into his first combat. Nothing he heard at home could have fully prepared him...
New Afghan army eager for action (03/19/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The new base commander trooped the line of men and found a ragged rank of eager faces, in an array of caps, turbans and bare heads, in battered shoes and sandals, with a mismatched arsenal of AK-47s, machine guns and even a single-shot rifle -- a genuine bolt-action antique...
Central girls capture soccer opener in double overtime (03/19/02)
The Cape Central girls soccer team opened its season with a dramatic 2-1double-overtime victory over St. Vincent. Following a corner kick, Allie McGinty scored the winning goal three minutes into the second overtime off a pass from Emily Morris. Stephanie White netted the Tigers' first goal of the season at the 32-minute mark of the first half with Megan McDonald assisting. St Vincent (0-1) tied the score 1-1 one minute into the second half as Caitlin Hoeh netted a Amanda Carron pass...
Big 12 turns March sadness into madness (03/19/02)
DALLAS -- The Big 12 has never had a problem getting teams into the NCAA tournament. It's sticking around that's been tough. Finally this March, the 6-year-old league has broken through, with four teams among the remaining 16, the most for any conference. Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri all will try giving the Big 12 its first Final Four team -- or two...
Ghostbusters? Young MU not haunted by Edney (03/19/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri isn't haunted by the ghost of Tyus Edney. When the 12th seed in the West Regional plays UCLA in the round of 16 on Thursday night, it'll be the first meeting between the teams since Edney's famous length-of-the-court dash. His shot in the second round of the 1995 tournament in the final 4.8 seconds allowed the top-rated Bruins to escape with a 75-74 victory and eventually win the national championship...
Richardson meets three hours with U. of Arkansas president (03/19/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Nolan Richardson's bid to keep his job as Arkansas coach will be decided by the middle of the week. Richardson and university President B. Alan Sugg met for more than three hours Monday, and Sugg said he would decide in a day or two whether to overturn Chancellor John White's decision to buy out the last six years of Richardson's contract for $500,000 a year, about half its face value...
Saluki fans slow to show support (03/19/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- "Go Dawgs!" replaced "God Bless America" on strip mall signs in this town Monday. That's because Carbondale is the home of Southern Illinois University, and the Salukis are on an unprecedented roll in the NCAA tournament. By stunning No. 3-seeded Georgia 77-75 Sunday in the East Regional in Chicago, the 11th-seeded Salukis reached the final 16 for the first time since 1977, when only 32 teams participated...
Ankiel has a painless throwing session (03/19/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- There were no unwelcome surprises Monday when Rick Ankiel pitched to batters for the first time since March 3, when a bad outing against the Expos helped reveal elbow tendinitis. On one of the practice fields behind the Cardinals spring training clubhouse, Ankiel threw some warm-up pitches before throwing five pitches each to Kerry Robinson, Mike Coolbaugh and So Taguchi. ...
Panthers change mind, send high-scoring Bure to Rangers (03/19/02)
NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers acquired forward Pavel Bure in a trade with the Florida Panthers on Monday night. New York, which also acquired a second-round pick, sends disappointing defenseman Igor Ulanov and young defenseman Filip Novak to Florida along with the Rangers' first- and second-round picks in this June's draft, and a fourth-round pick next year...
Cardinals, Braves give up after 10 scoreless innings (03/19/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Two of the National League's best pitching staffs battled for 10 innings Monday as the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves played to a scoreless tie. Josh Pearce, trying to win a spot with the Cardinals, and Tom Glavine, one of the stars that helped earn Atlanta's 10 division titles since 1991, each pitched five innings...
Magic Juan - Gonzalez returns potent bat to Rangers' lineup (03/19/02)
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Juan Gonzalez strolls through the Texas clubhouse, a bat in his hand and a smile on his face. On the way to his locker, sandwiched by those of Rafael Palmeiro and Alex Rodriguez, Gonzalez chats with several teammates. He exchanges fist bumps with one of the team's equipment managers...
Sports digest 3/19/02 (03/19/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL GOES 1-3 IN TOURNAMENT Southeast Missouri State University's softball team went 1-3 in the Winthrop Tournament held over the weekend in Rock Hill, S.C. The losses were to Pittsburgh 5-4, Jacksonville State 3-1 and Birmingham Southern 7-1...
Blues get Ferraro in trade (03/19/02)
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers traded captain Ray Ferraro to the St. Louis Blues for a fourth-round draft pick Monday night, giving the 18-year veteran a chance to finish his career with a playoff team. Ferraro, in the midst of his worst season ever with only eight goals, hasn't scored since Feb. 8. He has just 27 points in 61 games this season. The center sat out Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins because the trade was imminent, Atlanta general manager Don Waddell said...
Combat boating game is flawed but fun (03/19/02)
On paper, "Blood Wake" sounds like solid gold. In action, however, there's more than a bit of lead in the mix. "Blood Wake," developed by Stormfront Studios for the Xbox, is an ambitious attempt to finally create a high-quality nautical combat game. If the past teaches us anything, it's that waterborne battles are tough...
Transportation keeps city connected (03/19/02)
By Jake Meyer The Mississippi River runs wide and deep, but just above it, in downtown Cape Girardeau, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge is taking shape with 13 million pounds of reinforced steel and 215 million pounds of concrete. While the new bridge will change the skyline of Cape Girardeau, it will only be one of the many transportation assets in the city...
A segue from sidekick to sitcom (03/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Second banana no more, Andy Richter is officially in charge in his new Fox sitcom "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." After chatting with Conan O'Brien's former sideman, the odd thought occurs: That might not be such a bad management plan...
Carl Reiner hopes to introduce new generation to Mark Twain (03/19/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- God, according to that noted expert on the deity, Carl Reiner, hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. Actually, it's Reiner who hates talking to anyone wearing a tongue ring. But that's the point. Since we are created in God's image, he must be a lot like us, Reiner reasons...
Modern Maturity gives awards for grown-up movies (03/19/02)
NEW YORK -- You've heard of the Palm D'Or, the top prize at Cannes. Now comes the "Chaise D'Or," honoring the best of the silver screen for the silver-haired. Amid the glut of film awards, AARP's Modern Maturity magazine is offering the "Best Movies For Grown-ups," more specifically, for the publication's over-50 audience...
Michael Woods (03/19/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A memorial service for Michael R. Woods of Jackson will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Patterson United Methodist Church in Patterson, Mo. Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, Mo., is in charge of arrangements. Woods, 50, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at his home...
Jim Mosier (03/19/02)
Jim Mosier, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at his home. He was born in Pleasant View, Tenn., son of Jessie and Naomi Mayo Mosier. He and Betty Sue Presley were married Oct. 3, 1967, in Sharp, Ky. She died June 23, 1998. Mosier had a transportation consulting business and also worked as manager for a trucking company in Columbus, Ohio. He worked at Edwards Transportation in East Prairie, Mo., many years...
Charles Guiling (03/19/02)
Charles Guiling, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 18, 2002, at his home. He was born July 21, 1939, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of Curtis and Lillian Fowler Guiling. He and Joel Whitledge were married Aug. 31, 1957, in Mississippi. Charles was an independent dealer 25 years with Snap-on Tools, retiring in 1999. He attended Lynwood Baptist Church...
Floyd Martin (03/19/02)
Floyd Martin, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Bell (03/19/02)
Robert Junior Bell, 38, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gail Pickett (03/19/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Emily Gail Pickett, 54, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Donnie Hyslip (03/19/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Donnie Ray Hyslip of Sikeston will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Carl Addison will officiate. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery at Dogwood, Mo., with full military honors. Hyslip, 52, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at his home...
William Sturgeon (03/19/02)
William A. Sturgeon, 55, of Ferguson, Mo., died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred L. and Mildred Howell Sturgeon. Sturgeon moved to Ferguson 12 years ago from Oran, Mo. Survivors include a brother, Fred Sturgeon; two sisters, Judith Osseck of St. Johns, Mo., and Carolyn Boling...
Harry Deimund (03/19/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harry W. Deimund, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. He was born Oct. 19, 1918, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of George and Clara Bangert Deimund. He and Anna M. Phillips were married Oct. 18, 1941...
Harvey Kiefer (03/19/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harvey V. "Tud" Kiefer, 84, of Perryville died Monday, March 18, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 5, 1917, in Perryville, son of Andrew H. and Albertine A. Feltz Kiefer. He first married Margaret Sandlin Oct. 16, 1935. She died April 3, 1955. He and Rita A. L'Hote were married Dec. 27, 1982...
Billie Sander (03/19/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Wilma Billie Sander, 79 of Frankfort, Ky., formerly of Scott City, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Frankfort. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Ben Hennemann (03/19/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ben Hennemann, 88, of Benton died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 14, 1913, at Schalls, Mo., son of Theodore and Mary Balsman Hennemann. He and Luvina Winkler were married Nov. 24, 1936. She died May 14, 2000...
Tom Reeves (03/19/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Tom Reeves, 88, of Dongola died Monday, March 18, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Bardwell, Ky., son of Samuel Fount and Kathryn Denton Reeves. He and Eulita Penrod were married Nov. 24, 1938. Reeves was one of three managers that began organizing and served as a board member of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. He worked at Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative from 1946-80, serving as manager more than 25 years...
Births 3/19/02 (03/19/02)
Ziegler Son to William and Katina Ziegler Jr. of Bella Vista, Ark., Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Johnson, Ark., 1:47 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002. Name, William Henry James. Weight, 8 pounds 13 ounces. First child. Mrs. Ziegler is the former Katina Sowell, daughter of Nelda Sowell of Friedheim, Mo. She is a merchandise planner. Ziegler is the son of Janice Lamm of Wernersville, Pa., and William Ziegler of Lauraldale, Pa. He is a business analyst...
Cape fire report 03/19/02 (03/19/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, March 19 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 3:45 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1953 Delwin. At 5:16 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1904 Perryville Road. At 8:18 p.m., a motor vehicle accident extrication on Interstate 55...
Cape police report 03/19/02 (03/19/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, March 15 ArrestsOscar George Fincher, 45 S. West End, was arrested Friday for assault. Jason Burton Gordon, 26, of 442 S. Sprigg was arrested Friday for unlawful use of a weapon. Robin Regina Sides, 22, of 541 S. Ellis was arrested Sunday for burglary...
Out of the past 3/19/02 (03/19/02)
10 years ago: March 19, 1992 Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board will make budget recommendation for operation of bureau for fiscal 1992-93 year during its April meeting; budget proposal of $303,218 was submitted to board in February and re-submitted Wednesday in more detail...
Clarification 3/19/02 (03/19/02)
Winford S. Griffith was not an employee at Southeast Missouri Hospital in 1984. He was at Southeast on Dec. 16, 1984, in his duties as a reserve officer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
Local sales-tax revenue is holding its own (03/19/02)
Some economists say the U.S. recession that probably began in early 2001 also probably ended before the end of the year, making it one of the shortest downturns in recent history -- if, indeed, the economy is showing as much strength as anticipated...
History, science students shine at fairs (03/19/02)
Several hundred students from schools around Southeast Missouri had two opportunities recently to demonstrate their creativity and research abilities in two fields: history and science. And they once again demonstrated that the future of academic diligence is in good hands...
Fight mandatory volunteerism for government (03/19/02)
To the editor: A question arises when government places requirements on its citizens that they serve in some capacity that benefits the state. I'm referring to the requirement that students should volunteer to serve two years of service. Who is in service to whom? I was led to believe by our public schools that government was formed to serve the citizens of the country. Now the government states, rather authoritatively, that we were born to serve the government's desires...
Winford Griffith was simple, honest and nice (03/19/02)
To the editor: Winford "Griff" Griffith was not a crazed psycho bully. He was not anything at all like what he has been depicted in the pages of your newspaper. Griff was a nice, gentle man -- a lady's man perhaps, and a man amongst men. He liked fishing, hunting, guns, big trucks, fast cars, cooking meat with fire and women. ...
Tied-up dogs get better treatment than many others (03/19/02)
To the editor: We have two large dogs and live in what used to be called the country before the city decided to come out and keep us company. Previously, our dogs could roam at will along with our neighbor's dogs. Along with the city's company we got joggers, walkers, bicycle riders and speeding cars, so roaming is out of the question...
Speak Out A 03/19/02 (03/19/02)
Have mercy on her HOW CAN anyone in his right mind think Andrea Yates should get the death penalty? She was wrong, but she needed help in lots of ways. I pray all will have mercy on her. Praising God's name QUITE SOME time ago, someone called attention to the careless use of God's name in everyday life. ...
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