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Man arrested on meth charges (03/25/02)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested David Hamlyn of Sturdivant, Sunday for attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine precursors. He was charged with a felony and is being held in the Bollinger County Jail on $15,000 cash bond...
Downtown volunteer is an ambassador for Cape Girardeau (03/25/02)
Anita Meinz is a top-notch ambassador for Cape Girar-deau. Over the past 17 years in her capacity as a Cape Girardeau Paddlewheeler, Meinz has guided thousands of camera-snapping visitors on tours of the city. She has also put in thousands of hours as a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) office volunteer...
Project provides toy bunnies, chicks to area hospitals (03/25/02)
Sewing is good therapy for residents of Heartland Care and Rehab Center, 2525 Boutin Drive. Residents at the skilled nursing home have been making bunny rabbits and baby chicks toys to give to patients at Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center...
SEMO events to mark Holocaust (03/25/02)
Hedy Epstein, a survivor of the Holocaust, and Jeany Soshnik, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, will participate in a panel discussion on April 3 at Southeast Missouri State University as part of activities for Holocaust Remembrance Week. Epstein also will make a keynote Common Hour presentation at noon in Johnson Hall's lecture room...
National park site proposed for Ste. Gen (03/25/02)
Plans are taking shape that could include some French Colonial sites in Ste. Genevieve in the National Park System, a proposal welcomed by both preservationists and tourism officials. The proposed French Colonial Heritage Area would include the Bequette-Ribault, the St. Gemme-Amoureux and the Wilhauk homes along St. Mary's Road along with related structures and sites...
United Way will present awards at annual meeting (03/25/02)
Three Community Spirit awards will be presented at the Area Wide United Way annual meeting Tuesday. More than 100 business representatives, campaign volunteers and agency representatives will attend the event, which begins at noon at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau...
Community briefs 03/25/02 (03/25/02)
Schnucks to host Easter egg hunt Saturday An Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Schnucks, Zimmer Radio Group and Pepsi Cola, will be held Saturday at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau, starting at 9 a.m. Youngsters ages 2 and 3 will hunt at 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 6 at 9:30 p.m. Youngsters 7 and 8 will hunt at 10 a.m...
Military 03/25/02 (03/25/02)
Cape man to report for duty in Army Friday Michael M. Kolb of Cape Girardeau has joined the U.S. Army. Kolb will report for duty Friday at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to recruiter Sgt. Corey Brann, of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, 1307 Broadway...
Shooting suspect on respirator as charges mulled (03/25/02)
TOULON, Ill. -- The man who was shot after authorities say he killed a sheriff's deputy and a neighbor couple remained hospitalized on a respirator Sunday while investigators considered homicide charges. State trooper Jeff Darko said police may not be able to piece together why Curtis Thompson, 60, shot his neighbors Friday night unless his condition improves. ...
Champaign's only men's hat store calling it quits (03/25/02)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dan's Hat Shop is the kind of store you don't find much any more, and soon you won't find Dan's Hat Shop at all. Longtime owners Kenneth and Mary Mabray are closing the venerable store in downtown Champaign after 81 years in business. The store, founded by Mary's father, Dan Semmons, is expected to close at the end of March...
Man who claimed to save girl accused of raping her (03/25/02)
WHEATON, Ill. -- A former Hanover Park paramedic who claimed to have saved a 12-year-old girl hit by a car in 1997 now is charged with sexually abusing her. The girl, now 17, befriended Earl Burney, after the accident and called him her "guardian angel." But now she accuses him of repeatedly raping her in December and January when she came to his house to baby-sit his children...
Proposed Legacy of Flight museum closer to takeoff (03/25/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A proposed aviation museum in southwest Missouri is a step closer after developers reached a preliminary agreement to buy the land where they intend to build the project. The $50 million "Legacy of Flight" museum is slated to go on 40 acres of ground at the intersection of U.S. 65 and Interstate 44...
Senator wants to block gray-market tobacco (03/25/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator has made good on his vow to back legislation banning the sale of certain less-expensive tobacco products. Sen. Bill Kenney is sponsoring legislation to outlaw sales of so-called gray-market cigarettes, which are manufactured overseas for sale abroad but are also sold at low prices in the United States...
Holden delays setting election after Republican leaves office (03/25/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After five Democratic state lawmakers resigned or died in recent months, Democratic Gov. Bob Holden acted quickly to set special elections to choose their replacements. But a couple of months after a Republican lawmaker resigned, Holden has yet to set a special election for a successor...
Report - Fly larvae grew in comatose patients (03/25/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Maggots infested the noses of two comatose patients at a Veteran's Administration hospital, and mice were so common that nurses cared for some of them as pets, according to a medical journal report. The story in today's Archives of Internal Medicine said mice once dashed over the feet of employees in the hospital director's suite during the 1998 infestation...
Capitol turns into noontime walking track (03/25/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While many people see the Capitol as the grandest of state government buildings, others regard it as something of a fieldhouse -- the perfect place to walk a couple of laps indoors. On any given work day, dozens of speedwalkers zip along the corridors, sometimes maneuvering through constituents clustered outside legislators' offices or dodging lobbyists chatting near elevator doors...
More than 200 U.S. priests removed for misconduct (03/25/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States have removed at least 232 priests because of sexual misconduct with minors in the past two decades, according to a survey conducted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In a copyright story published Sunday, the newspaper said 66 dioceses, more than half of those that responded to the paper's inquiry, have policies that require notification of authorities "immediately" whenever there is an allegation of sexual abuse by anyone working at the diocese.. ...
Area election officials mostly like reform plans (03/25/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As he watched the presidential election fiasco unfold in Florida in 2000, Stoddard County Clerk Don White says, he got cold chills. What the nation witnessed was every election official's worst nightmare magnified by worldwide attention...
Rumsfeld - U.S. troops to help train new Afghan army (03/25/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- American troops will soon begin helping to train an Afghan army to try to maintain security and guard the borders in that still-unstable nation, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday. The United States will send no additional troops to do the training, instead using special forces troops already in the country, when they are not engaged in other tasks, Rumsfeld said...
Consolidated Coal to cut production at Rend Lake, other mines (03/25/02)
SESSER, Ill. (AP) -- Officials from the Rend Lake coal mine near this southern Illinois town said Monday they will cut production in the months ahead, either by trimming the hours the mine operates or temporarily idling it. Whichever decision Pittsburgh-based Consol Energy Inc. makes will affect the jobs of 245 miners in one of the state's poorest areas...
Prosecutors choosing Sept. 11 survivors who will testify (03/25/02)
NEW YORK -- Barbara Minervino has just 40 minutes to describe the lifetime's worth of grief she suffered when her husband was killed in the World Trade Center attack. This week, she will be among the first people interviewed as prosecutors begin choosing 30 victims' relatives who would testify during the penalty phase if Zacarias Moussaoui is convicted of conspiracy in the Sept. 11 attacks on the Trade Center and the Pentagon...
People talk 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
Actress details her battle with arthritis NEW YORK -- Actress Kathleen Turner says she's recovering after being stricken with the painful illness, rheumatoid arthritis. "When I was shooting 'Serial Mom,' my feet became painful and swollen," Turner tells Sunday's issue of Parade Magazine...
Survivors of downed plane offered $8 million in compensation (03/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has proposed paying $8 million to the survivors of a missionary plane that was misidentified as a possible drug-smuggling flight and shot down last year by a Peruvian jet. An American missionary and her infant daughter were killed...
Political parties go online to find contributions (03/25/02)
WASHINGTON -- As one major fund-raising route closes, political parties are fast developing another with great potential to raise lots of money at little cost: the Internet. A new congressional ban on unlimited "soft money" donations to the political parties, which takes effect after the fall election, will make it more important for campaign fund-raisers to collect large numbers of smaller checks...
Stocks fall sharply ahead of earnings reports (03/25/02)
AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Taking no chances before first-quarter earnings reports begin, investors collected profits and sent stocks sharply lower Monday, erasing the gains the Dow Jones industrials enjoyed during their March rally...
Bush discusses Central American trade (03/25/02)
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- President Bush on Sunday held out the promise of expanded trade to Central American nations, saying countries once racked by civil war now deserve jobs as a reward for the way they have "changed old ways and have found new wealth and new freedom."...
Rival gunmen attack Afghan security chief in volatile Khost (03/25/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The governor of an eastern Afghan province demanded U.S. Special Forces hand over several rival Afghan allies who allegedly opened fire Sunday on the region's security chief, killing a bodyguard and wounding two others before reportedly fleeing into an American compound...
Ailments restrict pope on Palm Sunday (03/25/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Plagued by knee pain, Pope John Paul II took the exceptional step of ceding his place at the altar during Palm Sunday Mass, the latest sign of the health problems that are exacting a toll on the once tireless pontiff. To the surprise of tens of thousands of faithful who turned out on a spring day so cold snowflakes wetted the top of the colonnade around St. ...
Israelis kill four militants crossing from Jordan (03/25/02)
JERUSALEM -- U.S.-led truce talks ended without an agreement late Sunday but both Israelis and Palestinians said they would meet again, focusing on new American proposals aimed at bridging their differences and halting 18 months of bloodshed. Violence raged despite the cease-fire efforts. Israeli commandos backed by helicopters tracked and killed four militants who slipped across the normally quiet border from Jordan, and seven other people were killed in other violence...
NCAA Final Four (03/25/02)
South finaln (1) Kansas 104, (2) Oregon 86 East finaln (1) Maryland 90, (2) Connecticut 82
Smith to be named SEMO coach today (03/25/02)
B.J. Smith is expected to be introduced today as Southeast Missouri State University's new women's basketball coach, replacing Ed Arnzen. Smith, the coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M junior college, will be introduced at a news conference at 3 p.m. at the University Center. The public is invited to attend...
Bears sweep aside Indians with romp (03/25/02)
Southwest Missouri State had barely squeezed past Southeast Missouri State University in the first two games of a weekend series. But the Bears left no doubt about their sweep as they pounded the Indians 9-3 Sunday afternoon in front of an announced crowd of 611 at Capaha Field...
EKU rips Otahkians to finish off sweep (03/25/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team finished off a dismal opening weekend of Ohio Valley Conference play Sunday afternoon. Eastern Kentucky completed a three-game sweep of the Otahkians by rolling to a 7-1 victory at the Southeast Softball Complex...
Kansas, Maryland finalize Final Four (03/25/02)
Polanco stars in 1-1 tie (03/25/02)
The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. -- Placido Polanco had three hits and an RBI, lifting his spring training batting average above .400, as the St. Louis Cardinals tied the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-1 in 10 innings Sunday. Polanco started at third base on Sunday, but it's still unknown where he will end up defensively in the Cardinals everyday lineup. Manager Tony La Russa is committed to playing Albert Pujols, last year's NL Rookie of the Year, at third...
Missouri returns to rousing reception (03/25/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri basketball Coach Quin Snyder thanked fans and declared "we don't have anything to cry about" as his team basked in a rousing welcome home after Saturday's West Regional NCAA loss to Oklahoma. Hoarse and tired, Snyder grinned at the cheers of about 200 fans who stayed up past midnight for the team's return to campus. "Wow, wow!" Snyder said as his players lined up behind him on a stage at the Hearnes Fieldhouse...
Chicago stuns Blues in OT (03/25/02)
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks needed a dramatic finish to end a six-game winless streak. Eric Daze scored his second goal of the game with 1:18 left in overtime on a power play to lead Chicago to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday...
Busch breaks into winner's circle at Bristol (03/25/02)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kurt Busch survived the usual bumping and banging at Bristol Motor Speedway, including the tap he put on Jimmy Spencer, to win his first career race. Busch gambled on pit strategy and bumped Spencer out of his way Sunday to win the Food City 500, a race that ended with tempers flaring and a pit road confrontation between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Robby Gordon...
Speedy Jayhawks race past Ducks (03/25/02)
MADISON, Wis. -- The Jayhawks met a team that wanted to run with them. They jumped all over the Ducks instead. Drew Gooden and Nick Collison each had double-doubles by early in the second half Sunday, and top-seeded Kansas never trailed in a 104-86 rout of Oregon that put the Jayhawks in the Final Four...
Terrapins slip past Huskies (03/25/02)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Back and forth, back and forth -- until Steve Blake spoke up and came through. Pulled from a tight East Regional final because of poor defense, and without a point, the junior guard still wanted a shot. So when Maryland coach Gary Williams barked instructions to get the ball to All-American Juan Dixon with less than a minute left, Blake cut Williams off and announced he would take care of things...
Snyder not planning to leave MU (03/25/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Other schools may come calling, but basketball coach Quin Snyder said he's staying at Missouri. "I'm not leaving," Snyder told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the Tigers' 81-75 NCAA West Regional loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday...
Two No. 1 seeds highlight Final Four (03/25/02)
If everything worked out according to the brackets designed by the NCAA basketball selection committee, there would be four top-seeded teams headed to next weekend's Final Four. In some regions it does, which is why Kansas and Maryland will meet in one national semifinal next Saturday at Atlanta...
Perks nabs Players title for first career victory (03/25/02)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Not many people knew about Craig Perks. No one will forget his theatrical finish Sunday that brought him an unlikely victory at The Players Championship and a trip to the Masters. In a roller-coaster round expected out of a newcomer to such a pressure-packed stage, Perks completed a day of high drama with an eagle-birdie-par finish to become the first player to earn his first victory at the event regarded as golf's fifth major...
Sports digest 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
AREA CENTRAL GIRLS' TRACK TEAM WINS BIG MEET Cape Girardeau Central High School's girls' track team won Saturday's Washington University Invitational for the second straight year. The meet featured more than 35 squads...
Sliding doors - a few parting thoughts about Albertsons (03/25/02)
smoyers Alas, Albertsons, we hardly knew ye. There's a lot of speculation about what went wrong with Cape Girardeau's 13-month experiment with the country's second-largest grocery store chain, which closed its electronic glass doors for good last Thursday...
Washington, Berry take top Oscars for acting (03/25/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Denzel Washington was named best actor for his role as a crooked cop in "Training Day" while Halle Berry became the first black actress to earn an Academy Award in a lead role, winning Sunday for her portrayal of a death-row widow involved with her husband's executioner in "Monster's Ball."...
Say goodbye to pop-up ads with new blocking software (03/25/02)
NEW YORK -- It's a Web surfer's dream: software that automatically ends the distracting stream of pop-up and banner ads. Though none of the eight products I tested suited all my needs, a few did a decent job of killing many ads without inadvertently zapping too many useful items...
On the job - John Lyle, instrument repairman (03/25/02)
John Lyle doesn't play a musical instrument, but he says you can't work around them for as long as he has and not learn something. "I pick up a little bit more every day," said Lyle, 25, who has been repairing instruments at Shivelbine's Music Store for seven years. "The rest of these guys play in jazz bands, so go figure."...
Despite recession, gyms continue to be healthy businesses (03/25/02)
During the recent recession, many Americans weren't traveling, eating out or buying new cars, clothes or homes. But they were exercising. "That never changed," said Linda Jones, manager of Curves For Women, a fitness club in Cape Girardeau. "We're signing up new members, and our old members kept coming in and working out. Business has been great."...
People you should know - Kathryn Swan (03/25/02)
  • Age: 51 Key responsibilities: Marketing, financial operations, human resources and planning functions. How long have you lived in Cape Girardeau: All of my life. Education: Associate of arts in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University in 1970; bachelor of science in 1975; completed 30 hours of prerequisite for MBA in 1989...
  • People on the move 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
    Seabaugh and Darnell appointed to WIB J. Mike Seabaugh of Jackson, Mo., and Patti Darnell of Fredericktown, Mo., have been appointed to the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri. Seabaugh is project manager with the Department of Economic Development at the Dexter, Mo., office and will replace Mitch Robinson on the WIB. Robinson has turned in his resignation...
    Business memo 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
    Famous Barr captures awards for sales, service Famous Barr has been awarded the top performing store in its division, said Sharon Ebersohl, general manager of the store located at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. Ebersohl said that the Cape Girardeau retailer won the prestigious award among all 43 stores in the division, which includes Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and parts of Illinois...
    Kmart struggles to survive while competitors gain (03/25/02)
    NEW YORK -- Sarah Johnson used to shop for toiletries, light bulbs and other basics at her local Kmart, while driving 30 minutes to Target for fashion and other nonessential items. That all changed a month ago, after a trip to buy picture frames at Kmart turned out to be an exercise in futility...
    Agnes Speck (03/25/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Agnes Speck, 88, of Jackson, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill.
    Morris French (03/25/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Morris Ellison French, 90, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 30, 1911, at Crossville, Ill., son of Fred and Vera Lena Endicott French. He and Gwendolyn Moore were married July 27, 1940, at Chaffee, Mo...
    Maggie Steger (03/25/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Margaret Cornelia "Maggie" Steger, 51, of Scott City died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 11, 1950, at St. Louis, daughter of Dennis Eugene Sr. and Goldie McBride La Croix. She and Malvin Leslie Steger were married Feb. 15, 1970. He died May 17, 1978...
    Rose Goins (03/25/02)
    BELKNAP, Ill. -- Rose Orange Goins, 67, of Belknap died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at the Hillview Care Center in Vienna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill.
    Mark Schrader (03/25/02)
    Mark Schrader of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Van Rader (03/25/02)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Van Rader, 82, of Karnak died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
    Betty Davis (03/25/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Betty L. Davis, 74, of Cairo died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Charleston Manor Nursing Home in Charleston, Mo. She was born Nov. 26, 1927, at Birdspoint, Mo., daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Riggs Franklin. She was married to Frank Davis. He died in 1965...
    Cape police report 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 25 ArrestsHeather Marie Smith, 24, of 710 Morgan Oak was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for forgery. Jeremy Thomas Roth, 19, of Altenburg, Mo., was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a red light...
    Cape fire report 3/25 (03/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 25 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following call:At 9:33 p.m., a box alarm and oven fire at 439 N. Sprigg. On Sunday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 12:32 a.m., a box alarm and leaf fire at 143 S. Lorimier...
    Out of the past 3/25/02 (03/25/02)
    10 years ago: March 25, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University Provost Leslie Cochran has been named president of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio; he will succeed Neil D. Humphrey, 63, who is retiring June 30; Cochran has served at provost at Southeast for past 12 years...
    Letter to John Q. and Mary Citizen (03/25/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. John Q. and Mary Citizen Anytown, Mo. Dear John Q. and Mary: I hope this letter finds you both in good cheer and good health as we begin the rite of passage from those cold and wintry northern winds across our state's frozen plains to the promise of new life and new hope in our glorious season of spring. ...
    Cairo voters say no to school, tax increase (03/25/02)
    School district voters in Cairo, Ill., left little doubt about how they felt about last week's vote on a bond issue to build a new school. By more than a 2-to-1 majority, they said no. As a result, Cairo's school levy won't go up. It is already the highest levy in Southern Illinois...
    Cape's economy still shows healthy trends (03/25/02)
    Cape Girardeau has enjoyed years of economic development that have been the envy of other communities around Missouri. For its population, the city enjoys shopping, dining and health-care options that usually are found only in much larger metropolitan areas...
    Speak Out A 03/25/02 (03/25/02)
    Blocking traffic ATTENTION CAB drivers: Traffic laws also apply to you. Today one of you parked broadside in both lanes of traffic in the southbound lanes of Kingshighway until the light changed to make a left onto William Street. Besides blocking two lanes of traffic for a block, what about the people you are carrying. Show a little common sense. Thanks for the near miss and mild heart attack...
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