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Stories from Wednesday, March 27, 2002

United Way presents 'spirit awards' (03/27/02)
After completing a successful fund-raising campaign in 2001, the Area Wide United Way took time Tuesday to bestow special recognition upon its supporters with community spirit awards presented during the organization's annual luncheon held Tuesday...
The region's 2002 ballot (03/27/02)
U.S. Senate Jean Carnahan D-Rolla Darrel D. Day D-Springfield Joseph A. May R-Jefferson City Jim Talent R-St. Louis Martin Lindstedt R-Granby Scott Craig Babbitt R-St. Joseph Doris Bass Landfather R-St. Louis Edward Joseph Manley L-Hillsboro Tamara A. Millay L-St. Louis State Auditor...
Gun fears trigger lockdowns (03/27/02)
An armed man, parked in his pickup truck and distraught over his impending divorce, prompted a stealth response Tuesday morning from Cape Girardeau police and prompted lockdowns at a nearby hospital and elementary school. Police were on the scene around 9:30 a.m. after the man, Randy Allen LeGrand, 27, of Jackson, put a revolver to his head as he sat in his pickup behind Cape Girardeau Mayor Al Spradling III's law office...
Firefighter adopts neglected horse (03/27/02)
More than a decade ago, a friend gave Matt Mackley a year-old quarter horse who had become entangled in a barbed wire fence. Then 21 years old, for months Mackley nursed the horse's infected wounds in his parents' basement. "They gave the horse to me because they pictured him for dead," he says. That horse is 12 years old now and competes in team roping...
Judge gives change of venue to Campbell (03/27/02)
Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Defense counsel for Gregory Campbell said excessive publicity will make difficult for his client to get a fair trial in Cape Girardeau County. Appearing Tuesday before Associate Circuit Court Judge Scott Thomsen, attorney Stephen C. Wilson asked that Campbell's trial be moved out of the Southeast Missourian's newspaper circulation area...
Campaign disclosure (03/27/02)
Evelyn Boardman, Ward 1n Total receipts this election: $601.00 Total expenditures this election: $508.99 Money on hand: $92.01 Contributions of at least $100: Charlie Hutson $100, Jennie Cooper $101, Bill Dunn $100, Chuck Ross $100, Beth Scherer $100, David Scherer $100...
Ritter tops all council candidates for funding (03/27/02)
In terms of money spent, Cape Girardeau Ward 6 candidate Marcia Ritter has more on the line for the April 2 election than any other council hopeful. Ritter's total expenditures came out to $3,573.75, more than three times the amount of any other council candidate and more money than all the other candidates combined, according to public campaign disclosure reports...
Court digest 3/27/02 (03/27/02)
Cape man gets 5 years on drug charge A Cape Girardeau man who admitted to running a meth lab out of his auto body shop was sentenced to five years in prison Monday. Robert H. James, 39, pleaded guilty to a felony count of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine...
Cape woman admits she had sexual contact with teen-age boy (03/27/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau woman admitted Tuesday that she had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy last December. In exchange for a guilty plea, prosecutors reduced a felony charge against Pamela L. Recker and replaced it with misdemeanor child molestation...
Chicago suburb sterilizes deer instead of killing them (03/27/02)
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Officials in this Lake County community are hoping to surgically sterilize 20 white-tail does in a project other deer-plagued cities are watching. Highland Park is the only community in Illinois to receive a research permit to conduct a sterilization program, said Marty Jones, urban deer project manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The city has joined with the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Milwaukee County Zoo for the project...
Alleged killer of three people nursed grudge against family for (03/27/02)
TOULON, Ill. -- Day after day for years, Curtis Thompson drove past the Geisenhagen home in this quiet, rural town, slowing down to glare through the windows, making sure the family knew he hadn't forgotten. Thompson, 60, a retired coal miner, was known for a hair-trigger temper and harassment of many of Toulon's 1,300 residents, including a former sheriff...
University officials hope enrollment, fund-raising rises after (03/27/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- When Southern Illinois University senior Martin Obst visited home, neighbors used to snicker about what his life was like at the "party school," famous for Halloween street riots rather than for strong academics. Not anymore. "It's amazing what one thing can do for the reputation of a university," said Obst, 21, of Robinson...
Officials seek source of Statehouse illness (03/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State health officials are investigating whether tainted food sickened dozens of Statehouse employees, including some legislators, earlier this month. But in a building where free food is plentiful, investigators are having a hard time tracing the source of the gastrointestinal problems reported by at least 61 people from March 13 to March 18...
Finalists for appeals court have capital connections (03/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The next appointee to the Missouri Court of Appeals is guaranteed to have a strong political ties to the state capital. One of the three finalists for a vacancy on the court's Eastern District is the sister of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura Denvir Stith. Another is Gov. Bob Holden's chief legal counsel, and the third is a special chief counsel for Attorney General Jay Nixon...
Baby found on floor furnace dies (03/27/02)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A 10-week-old boy found on a floor furnace died of excessive heat caused by third-degree burns to his back, legs and buttocks, an autopsy showed Tuesday. His mother was arrested. The baby's father arrived home late Sunday and found the baby on the floor furnace and the baby's mother asleep, Jasper County Coroner Ron Mosbaugh said...
Woman files sex discrimination lawsuit (03/27/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Mountain Grove woman has filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit against Wright County and its sheriff, claiming the sheriff doesn't allow women in the county's mounted patrol. Sheriff Terry Gates said it's not that he doesn't want women in his patrol, just two women in particular he said have been labeled "troublemakers."...
New law could worsen teacher shortage (03/27/02)
CHICAGO -- A teacher shortage has forced Illinois schools to fill classrooms with thousands of people who are not fully certified to teach. Now a federal law might worsen the situation. The No Child Left Behind Act that President Bush signed in January requires all teachers to take state competency tests and be fully certified by 2005...
Two arrested on methamphetamine-related charges (03/27/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- An Illinois man caught stealing anhydrous ammonia late Friday night claimed he just wanted the chemical to fertilize his garden, said police. Dwayne Stephen Bridges, 42, of Murphysboro, Ill., was arrested Friday by Perry County Sheriff's deputies who said they spotted him in a field belonging to Romann Farms...
General election foes for Emerson emerge (03/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson won't get a bye in November after a Democrat and a Libertarian entered the 8th Congressional District race just hours before Tuesday's filing deadline for candidates. Democrat Gene Curtis of Matthews is making his third run for the seat. ...
St. Louis Archdiocese removes one priest, another resigns (03/27/02)
Associated Press WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest from a parish in north St. Louis County has resigned following new charges of sexual abuse and church officials have placed a second on leave, the city's archdiocese said Wednesday...
Medicare and Social Security have more cash than thought (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- The recession caused no damage to the financial health of Social Security and Medicare, trustees reported Tuesday, but they said Congress still needs to act quickly to shore up the programs before baby boomers reach retirement age. The projected insolvency date of the Medicare trust fund was extended to 2030 barring changes, a year later than earlier estimates. ...
Court embraces hard line on drugs in federal housing (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court reinforced a hard line against drugs Tuesday, backing rules that permit eviction of families from federally subsidized housing if any family member or guest is involved in narcotics. The decision came a week after justices indicated they were ready to allow wider drug-testing in schools, and they are also handling narcotics cases this year that could condone government intrusion for public safety...
Bush energy plan built with lobbyists' assistance (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and his top aides worked closely with industry executives and lobbyists who were major campaign contributors to frame the Bush White House's energy plan last year, according to documents released under court orders...
Postal worker's fortune will help the blind (03/27/02)
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- C.J. Teubert never made more than $6,000 a year during his career as a postal worker, and used to go around in secondhand clothes. He scribbled his "last will, etc." on the back of an old business letter without wasting a single word, much less paper...
Cult's last member still keeps faith five years later (03/27/02)
SAN DIEGO -- Rio DiAngelo walked away from the regimented life within the Heaven's Gate cult in 1997 after three years, but a message from cult members drew him back a month later to the group's rented hilltop mansion. There, on March 26, 1997, he uncovered the worst mass suicide on U.S. soil. The 39 cult members killed themselves, believing they were shedding their earthly "containers" to catch a ride on a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp Comet...
Mo. senator calls for increased money for disaster response (03/27/02)
Federal legislation to bolster first responders' readiness for terror attacks would speed dollars to federal search and rescue teams and local fire and safety officials. The measure's author, Sen. Kit Bond, is traveling across Missouri to promote his efforts during a two-week congressional break. He started Tuesday at St. Louis University's Center for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections...
Orphaned killer whale surprises ocean scientists with survival (03/27/02)
SEATTLE -- A young killer whale hanging out alone in Puget Sound is in good shape, according to experts who initially had doubts that she could live in a solitary state. The whale is eating and active and "not giving any indication that intervention is called for," National Marine Fisheries Service spokesman Brian Gorman said Monday...
Candidate for bench argues for free speech (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- Candidates for judgeships should be able to tell voters what kind of judge they are getting, a lawyer trying to overturn state gag orders for judicial candidates argued to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. "The people can be trusted to make the decisions ... as long as they have the information to make those decisions," lawyer James Bopp argued on behalf of the Minnesota Republican party and a failed Republican candidate for a state judgeship...
Postal Service to sanitize anthrax-contaminated buildings (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- Applying lessons learned in the cleanup of a Senate office building, the Postal Service is preparing to sanitize anthrax-contaminated facilities in Washington and New Jersey. Cleanup crews have sealed the massive Brentwood facility in Washington to prevent any spores from escaping and equipment is being installed to fill the building with germ-killing gas...
Garbage company sued in fraud case (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- A half-dozen former executives of Waste Management Inc. were accused Tuesday of inflating earnings by $1.7 billion as part of an accounting fraud scheme designed to enrich themselves and dupe shareholders. Embattled auditing firm Arthur Andersen LLP helped perpetrate the scheme, identifying 32 "must-do" steps to cover it up, the Securities and Exchange Commission said...
Consumer confidence exceeds target (03/27/02)
Randy Allen LeGrand, 27, of Jackson, Mo., was taken into custody outside the Spradling and Spradling law office at 1838 Broadway on Tuesday morning.By Hope Yen ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence soared in March to its highest level since Sept. 11, and orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods rose for the third straight month, offering more evidence that the economy is rebounding from recession...
Accused deadbeat dad challenges celibacy requirements (03/27/02)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A man accused of being a deadbeat dad after fathering a dozen children by 11 women is asking a judge to throw out a clause in his plea agreement that would prohibit him from having sex. Luther Crawford, 49, said he thought the abstinence clause was just a joke. His lawyer claims it violates Crawford's constitutional rights and can't be enforced...
Gen. Franks comes home to Texas town (03/27/02)
MIDLAND, Texas -- The head of the U.S. war effort is returning to his West Texas hometown to brief residents on America's offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida fighters. Gen. Tommy R. Franks, commander of the U.S. Central Command, also was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at an exhibition game Wednesday between the Oakland Athletics and their double-A franchise, the Midland Rockhounds, which will open the city's new baseball park...
Retired deputy kills four children, himself in California (03/27/02)
MERCED, Calif. -- A retired sheriff's deputy shot and killed his 5-year-old daughter and his three stepchildren Tuesday while his ex-wife was out for a walk, then committed suicide with the body of one of the youngsters in his arms. John Hogan, 49, had apparently entered the house after his ex-wife had set out on her morning walk, authorities said...
Family of missing Gulf War pilot wants probe (03/27/02)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of a Navy pilot missing since the 1991 Gulf War believes he is still alive and wants the United States to accept an Iraqi invitation to send a delegation to investigate his disappearance, their lawyer said Tuesday. Lt. Cmdr. Scott Speicher, then 33, became the first listed American casualty of the war when his Navy FA-18 Hornet was shot down in Iraq on Jan. 17, 1991...
Some see opportunity in abuse scandal (03/27/02)
NEW YORK -- For Roman Catholic dissidents who want women and married men in the priesthood, the sex abuse scandal now shaking the church is a golden opportunity bearing a "handle with care" label. Though wary of seeming exploitive, liberal activists believe the crisis is creating ferment that makes their long-sought goals more plausible than ever -- even if conservatives still predict they'll fail...
Mother who faked son's genius status fights to win him back (03/27/02)
DENVER -- He was proclaimed the "greatest genius to ever grace the Earth." With a purported IQ of 298, he was taking college classes when most children his age were starting grade school. But 8-year-old Justin Chapman's genius is in doubt after his mother admitted faking some of his test results. The boy has been put in foster care after what was thought to be a suicide attempt. And his mother is now fighting for custody of her son...
Number of hopefuls filing hits record (03/27/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A record number of political hopefuls are running for Missouri offices this year, encouraged by the forced departures of many term-limted state legislators. Missouri's month-long candidate filing period ended with the work day Tuesday, allowing politicians to turn their attention to the Aug. 6 party primaries and the Nov. 5 general election...
Prosecutor's office begins interviews in Moussaoui case (03/27/02)
WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors of an accused hijacking accomplice have begun sounding out families of Sept. 11 victims on how they feel about the death penalty, and already they are getting divergent opinions. "I want justice, not revenge," says C. Lee Hanson, against capital punishment despite losing three family members. Garnet "Ace" Bailey's family is for the death penalty...
Hazardous debris removed from buildings near WTC site (03/27/02)
NEW YORK -- Dozens of contract workers in protective suits will spend about two months in lower Manhattan cleaning potentially hazardous World Trade Center debris from surrounding buildings, officials said Tuesday. The solid debris poses no immediate health threat, but city testers found possibly dangerous levels of asbestos on about half of the buildings they examined, officials said...
Three Mideast groups added to U.S. terrorist list (03/27/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday designated three Middle East groups as terrorist organizations, including the al-Aqsa brigades, a Palestinian militia linked to the Fatah faction of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat...
Stocks rise due to bargain hunting, window dressing (03/27/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Blue chips enjoyed a solid advance Wednesday, the second in a row, as investors continued their search for bargains and big institutions bought stocks to dress up their portfolios. But tech shares, which many market analysts predict will be the last to recover from recession, rose only slightly after struggling to stay in positive ground...
Arthur Andersen CEO quits (03/27/02)
CHICAGO -- Arthur Andersen chief executive Joseph Berardino resigned Tuesday, bowing to mounting pressure as a result of the accounting firm's role in the Enron scandal. His announcement came four days after former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker urged top management to step aside so he can install and head an independent board in a last-ditch plan to save the company...
Arab summit opens with angry words and walkouts (03/27/02)
Associated Press WriterBEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- At a tumultuous summit opening marked by angry words and walkouts, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah proposed Wednesday that the Arab world offer Israel "normal relations" and security in exchange for full withdrawal from Arab lands held since 1967 and the right of return for Palestinian refugees...
Explosion in Israeli hotel kills 15, wounds 100 (03/27/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a hotel dining room in the Israeli coastal resort of Netanya on Wednesday as guests gathered for a Passover Seder, the ritual evening meal ushering in the Jewish holiday. Police said 15 people were killed and more than 100 wounded...
After heated debate, India passes anti-terrorism bill (03/27/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Lawmakers in India approved an anti-terrorism bill Tuesday after a day of heated debate in a highly unusual joint session of Parliament. The government said the legislation is crucial after the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and a Dec. 13 attack on the Indian Parliament...
Arafat bows out of Arab summit in Beirut (03/27/02)
JERUSALEM -- Yasser Arafat decided Tuesday not to attend a key Arab summit after Israel brushed aside appeals by the United States and threatened to prevent the Palestinian leader from returning home if violence flared during his absence. Arafat's absence could undermine Arab support for a Saudi peace plan being presented in Beirut...
Search is on for bin Laden lieutenant in eastern Afghanistan (03/27/02)
KHARWAR, Afghanistan -- In the mountains and gorges of eastern Afghanistan, U.S. aircraft are hunting for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters after local Afghan commanders reported sightings of al-Qaida's second in command. Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri reportedly was traveling on horseback with three senior clerics and 26 al-Qaida officials, all Arabs. U.S. officials, however, say there is no credible evidence al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden or his top aide is among the group...
Officials say 1,800 killed in powerful earthquake (03/27/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An earthquake devastated mountain villages in northern Afghanistan, where officials on Tuesday estimated at least 1,800 people died and thousands more were injured in a region already hard-hit by hunger, drought and war. At the scene, the military commander from the Baglan region said the Monday night quake collapsed 20,000 mud-brick houses. Gen. Haider Kahn estimated between 600 and 1,000 people remained trapped and said the death toll could hit 2,000...
Tour Britannia After Sept. 11 and foot-and-mouth, sightseers re (03/27/02)
LONDON -- The daffodils are in bloom, the River Thames glistens in the early spring sun and American tourists are flocking back to their usual haunts at the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Six months after Sept. 11's airborne terrorist attacks, the American tourists are the most welcome sign of spring that Britain's benighted tourism industry could hope for after a drastic drop in trans-Atlantic visitors...
Mice and other pests sabotage vote recount in Thailand (03/27/02)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Some people accuse crooked politicians of being the bane of Thai democracy, but officials in the northeastern province of Sisaket have discovered another enemy within: ballot-eating mice and insects. A long-delayed recount of votes in one of the province's constituencies became more complicated Tuesday when it was discovered that mice and termites had partially eaten a ballot box and many ballots in it...
China's president shoots for space, a place in history (03/27/02)
BEIJING -- It was a small step in China's manned space program but a giant leap in the Chinese president's quest for a place in history. Flanked by army officers, a grin broad across his face, President Jiang Zemin watched proudly Monday night as China fired the third in a series of unmanned test capsules into orbit...
Explosion strikes hotel in Israeli resort town (03/27/02)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An explosion went off Wednesday evening in a hotel in the Israeli coastal resort of Netanya, and paramedics said there were dozens of casualties. The blast came at a time when Israelis were marking the start of the weeklong Passover holiday. Many hotels cater Passover Seders -- the ritual meal that ushers in the holiday...
Area athletes earn spot on all-state basketball teams (03/27/02)
Several area high school athletes have earned another award, this time as members of the all-state basketball teams. For more on this story, plus the complete lists, see Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.
Area players end big season on all-state list (03/27/02)
State championships aren't won by accident. It takes hard work, perseverance and a little luck. Some all-state talent doesn't hurt either. Class 1A boys state champion Bell City and Class 2A girls state champion Notre Dame combined for five all-state selections with today's release of the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters All-State Basketball Team...
Newton, Moye return home for a title shot (03/27/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Newton and A.J. Moye are going home to Atlanta. They hope to return to Indiana with the Hoosiers' sixth national championship. The two reserves have already played a big part in the team's success, helping it reach the Final Four for the first time in a decade...
Indians look down the road to cold, success (03/27/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's seventh football practice of the spring was held in brisk, almost winter-like conditions at Houck Stadium. But that didn't bother coach Tim Billings. "I told them this is probably what it'll be like Thanksgiving weekend, the first weekend of the (Division I-AA) playoffs," Billings said with a smile...
Final Four familiarity (03/27/02)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. It's as close as it comes to a hoops guarantee: Play four years at Tennessee, and you'll reach the women's Final Four at least once. The eight sophomores and freshmen on this year's team already are penciled in to join that incredible list of Lady Vols...
Sheridan solidifies No. 3 bid with win (03/27/02)
Andy Sheridan's first collegiate start just might get him another one soon. Sheridan, a junior-college transfer who had pitched only four innings this season for Southeast Missouri State University, threw six scoreless frames Tuesday in the Indians' 9-2 defeat of the St. Louis Billikens at chilly Capaha Field...
Contest win sends local fan to NCAA Final Four (03/27/02)
Kathy Gaulding isn't a big basketball fan, but that might change now. Gaulding, of Cape Girardeau, won $100,000 and an all-expenses paid trip for four to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four in Atlanta through a promotional sweepstakes put on by Sears Roebuck...
Wild's win has Quenneville sizing up 10 'playoff games' (03/27/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Minnesota Wild played a near-flawless game at the wrong time for the St. Louis Blues. Antti Laaksonen scored on a penalty shot, and Manny Fernandez made 26 saves to lead the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Blues. "That's about the best we can play," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. "We're playing better and better and it's very satisfying."...
Grand slam from Millar sinks Cards (03/27/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Kevin Millar went 4-for-5 with a grand slam to lead the Marlins to a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday. Millar homered off Cardinals starter Bud Smith in the second inning following singles by Luis Castillo and Preston Wilson and a walk to Mike Lowell...
Adieu, Expos - Franchise may be near its end (03/27/02)
MONTREAL -- Gary Carter can still sing the French-language version of the Canadian national anthem, each syllable properly accented, from seeing the words on the scoreboard game after game for 10 seasons. He remembers the Montreal public address announcer's introduction of "le receveur des Expos," or "Expos catcher," and the frigid weather at the start and end of each season...
New course gains tour player, picks up LPGA tie (03/27/02)
The area's newest golf course has an even newer affiliation. Officials with Dalhousie Golf Club announced the course's affiliation with LPGA tour player Karen Stupples on Tuesday. Stupples, in her fourth year on the tour, was introduced at an informal luncheon as the club's touring professional...
Sports digest 3/27/02 (03/27/02)
Boxing
  • Welcoming the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson fight to Memphis has nothing to do with morality -- it's about business. "It's not in my job description to regulate the morality of individuals who participate in sporting events," Mayor Willie Herenton said. "As mayor of this great city, I made a business decision. I think the city is going to benefit enormously."...
  • Boost nutrition and enrich taste with vegetable purees (03/27/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Don't think of pureed vegetables just as baby food -- after all, mashed potatoes and whipped sweet potatoes are widely popular adult comfort foods, too. That's the word from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). The reason for making the point is to encourage us to start adding good nutrition along with extra taste to our diets by way of vegetable purees. The message is helped along with some easy recipes to get cooks started...
    Mediterranean potatoes with olives and herbs (03/27/02)
    CONCORD, N.H. -- No matter how you slice, fry or mash them, potatoes provide vegetarians with an easy way to make any meal a hearty one. Potatoes can turn something as simple as steamed vegetables into a real meal. Toss them on a baked potato, add melted cheese or a few scoops of salsa and there's a dish even veggie-phobic children will tuck into...
    A few tips can make us hair Camelot (03/27/02)
    Standing in mind-numbing lines with hundreds of other vultures, picking at the carcass of Albertsons during its going-out-of-business sale, it struck me. There is some bad hair 'round these parts. Yes, there may have been people looking at me thinking the same thing. My new hairstyle is very Sharon Stone two years ago, but it takes two years for styles to migrate from the West Coast to Cape Girardeau...
    Winged friends add color and music to your garden (03/27/02)
    I used to think that a garden consisted only of plants. But after thinking about it for a while, I realized that a garden also included water features, structures, insects, amphibians, mammals and birds. In particular, birds add color, activity and music to your garden. In many cases, bird populations, looking for dinner, reduce insect pests...
    Resurrection cookies tell Easter story (03/27/02)
    smcclanahan With this Sunday being Easter I wanted to share with you once again the Easter resurrection cookie recipe. I have had several people ask me to share it again as they have misplaced their copy from last year. We have made these cookies the past two years with our children and will again this year to continue the tradition. It is a wonderful way to share the Easter story with the children in a fun activity and get away from focusing so much on the Easter bunny and hunting eggs...
    Actor Dudley Moore dies at 66 (03/27/02)
    Associated Press WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Dudley Moore, who became an unlikely Hollywood heart-throb portraying a cuddly pipsqueak whose charm melted hearts in "10" and "Arthur," died Wednesday at his home in New Jersey, a spokeswoman said. He was 66...
    Michael Westrich (03/27/02)
    NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Michael Emanuel Westrich, 86, of New Hamburg died Monday, March 25, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born June 16, 1915, at New Hamburg, son of Joseph and Sophia Gosche Westrich. He and Betty June Walker were married Feb. 27, 1943, in Ontario, Calif. She died March 16, 2002...
    Margaret Buchheit (03/27/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Margaret T. Buchheit, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Daniel B. and Anna Leible Winkler. She and Andrew Phillip Buchheit were married Feb. 24, 1930. He died June 27, 1969...
    Algie Houston (03/27/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Algie L. Houston Sr., 67, of Cairo, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m., Thursday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Adell Anderson officiating...
    Robert Gross (03/27/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Robert W. Gross, 76, of Jackson died Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 28, 1925, at Gordonville, Mo., son of William and Emma Hager Gross. He and Laverne Matthews were married July 28, 1950, at Gordonville...
    Stephanie Grupas (03/27/02)
    Stephanie C. "Connie" Grupas, 84, of O'Fallon, Mo., died Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born Jan. 3, 1918, in St. Louis, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Sandrowski. She married Albert M. Grupas, who preceded her in death...
    Minnie E. Sides (03/27/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Minnie Sides, 82, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    George Mackey (03/27/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- George Wiley Mackey, 74, of Sikeston died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
    Mark Schrader (03/27/02)
    Funeral for Mark S. Schrader of Cape Girardeau will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Matthews will officiate. Burial will be in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery. There is no visitation. Schrader, 42, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at his home...
    Patsy Powers (03/27/02)
    Patsy Imogene Powers, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born March 10, 1942, at Puxico, Mo., daughter of William Anderson and Ines Irene Patterson Swallows. She and Chester D. Powers were married Aug. 10, 1962, at Bloomfield, Mo...
    Cape fire report 3/27/02 (03/27/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 27 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 6:58 p.m., an emergency medical service at 801 Good Hope. At 7:04 p.m., an emergency medical service at a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. At 11:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at 616 Boxwood...
    Cape police report 3/27/02 (03/27/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 27 ArrestsRobert Dean Garrity, 25, 807 Rear William, was arrested Monday for probation violation. Jacquelyn Lee Westbrook, 26, 442 S. Spring, was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant. BurglaryA television, VCR, stereo and clothing were reported stolen Monday as the result of a burglary at 1118 Jefferson...
    Out of the past 3/27/02 (03/27/02)
    10 years ago: March 27, 1992 National Guard engineer battalion in Southeast Missouri that had been targeted for elimination has been spared; Pentagon's National Guard Bureau has recommended keeping 1140th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Cape Girardeau, and instead will eliminate 110th Engineer Battalion based in Kansas City...
    Carnahan's vote on reform is open to criticism (03/27/02)
    ID debate focuses on Carnahan: The flak is still flying in the wake of the U.S. Senate's pitched battle over election reform. In Missouri, Republicans think it's Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan who will suffer some holes in her wings...
    Teams gave us plenty to cheer this year (03/27/02)
    From collegiate giant Mizzou to small-town wonder Bell City, basketball teams demanded our attention this season. At the high school level, there were the Notre Dame girls. This year, they toppled last year's nemesis, Stockton, on their way to taking the Class 2A championship. They became the first girls team from Notre Dame to win a state championship in any sport...
    Sex abuse needs to be reported, prosecuted (03/27/02)
    In so many respects, recent news reports of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have done a disservice to the thousands of dedicated and devoted priests who hold such actions to be morally repugnant and reprehensible. But the public debate and gossip have taken on momentum of their own, adding to the rancor and widespread condemnation...
    Hospital gave wonderful care during emergency (03/27/02)
    To the editor: This is in response to the comments concerning patient care at St. Francis Medical Center. On Feb. 27, my mother was taken to the emergency room. Though at the time it seemed that her condition was not serious and the ER was extremely busy, we received attentive, professional care by the doctor and nurse. ...
    Speak Out A 03/27/02 (03/27/02)
    No guarantees THIS IS in regard to the union vote at St. Francis Medical Center. The union cannot guarantee any more nurses. Why would any nurses come here if they have to pay initiation fees and monthly dues? Why would you go out and actively put a wall between staff and administration? Sounds like a vendetta to me...
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