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Stories from Friday, March 29, 2002

Council candidates offer pre-election viewpoints in Q&A (03/29/02)
CHOOSING LEADERS By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau city government could be headed by a majority of newcomers pending the outcome of Tuesday's elections. Marcia Ritter and Walter Wildman are running for Ward 6. One of them will replace Butch Eggimann who, along with Ward 2 councilman Tom Neumeyer, have both reached their term limits...
Three seats to be filled in board election (03/29/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Voters will decide Tuesday which candidates will fill three open seats on the Jackson School Sistrict Board of Education. Running for the 3-year seats are six candidates, including incumbent T. Wayne Lewis, and five newcomers, Mack Illers, Fred Jones, Kevin Schaper, Donna Tidwell and Terri Tomlin...
Farmers planting more biotech crops this year (03/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- American farmers will plant more genetically engineered crops this year, including one-third of the corn on U.S. soil, shrugging off international resistance to biotech food. The farmers are expected to grow more than 79 million acres of genetically engineered corn and soybeans, the nation's two most widely planted commodities, a 13 percent increase from last year, according to the Agriculture Department's spring survey...
Illinois motorist pleads guilty after leading police on chase (03/29/02)
An East St. Louis man pleaded guilty Thursday to leading police on a low-speed chase through Cape Girardeau last week. Qurshan L. Wallace, 28, was accused of failing to stop for authorities when they tried to pull him over for expired plates. After leading them through town he then jumped out of his still-moving car and attempted to flee on foot, police said. A police car was damaged in the chase after it was struck by Wallace's unoccupied vehicle...
Navy SEAL dies during training in Afghanistan (03/29/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A land mine killed a Navy SEAL and injured another Thursday during a training mission near the U.S. base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, U.S. officials said. Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., died in the 8:30 a.m. ...
Bus inspections (03/29/02)
School buses checked by the Missouri State Highway Patrol can be placed out of service if one of 105 items is found defective during the annual spring inspection. Some of the items checked are:
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust system
  • Emergency doors
  • Front crossing arm...
  • Buses keep on trucking with high safety marks (03/29/02)
    Area school buses top state averages for passing inspections By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian Every spring the Missouri State Highway Patrol performs 105-point safety inspections on all of the school buses in the state. But even if 104 items pass, a faulty headlight or a horn that doesn't honk could cause the bus to fail...
    Dexter police officers ask for change of venue, judge (03/29/02)
    BLOOMFIELD - Attorneys representing the two Dexter police officers charged with hindering prosecution are asking for new judges and venues in the cases. John Oliver of Cape Girardeau and Jim Spain of Poplar Bluff filed motions "for change of venue and for change for judge" in Circuit Court, Division I Wednesday morning on behalf of Police Chief Ken Rinehart and Sgt. Sammy Stone...
    Convicted user to get money back (03/29/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police must return more than $34,000 to a convicted drug user after the Missouri Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lawsuit. Attorney George A. Barton said the Supreme Court's decision last week also paves the way for class-action lawsuits that have been filed in several Missouri counties, including Jackson, Pettis and Greene...
    Expensive lettuce has buyers looking for options (03/29/02)
    STEEP SALADBy Scott Moyers Southeast Missourian For a time, the customers at Ryan's Family Steak House noticed that the salad was beginning to taste a little different. That's because the Cape Girardeau restaurant had tried to make their high-quality iceburg lettuce go a little further by mixing in some less expensive green-leaf...
    VA awards $11 million for two cemeteries (03/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the state of Missouri $11 million in grants to develop two veterans cemeteries, the state's U.S. senators said Thursday. The grants will cover all of the costs of developing the two cemeteries, one in Jacksonville, the other in Bloomfield, Sens. Kit Bond and Jean Carnahan said...
    Maundy Thursday prepares Christians for Good Friday, Easter (03/29/02)
    Southeast Missourian/Don Frazier Members and guests of St. Andrew Lutheran Church took part in a Thursday evening remember Maundy Thursday "Meal in the Upper Room." HOLY DAYS By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian...
    Senators looking forward to productive end to session (03/29/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After navigating some rocky partisan seas early in the session, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder predicts relatively smooth sailing in the General Assembly's upper chamber during the final weeks of the legislative session...
    Medical examiner sees rise in infant deaths (03/29/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County's medical examiner has seen what he calls an alarming number of infant deaths, having already performed 20 autopsies on babies this year from the 31 southwest Missouri counties he oversees. There is no pattern, Medical Examiner James Spindler said. Some involved apparent negligence or abuse, while others are natural causes...
    Inspector general looking into Army secretary's travel (03/29/02)
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's inspector general is looking into Army Secretary Thomas White's use of a private military plane on a trip to Colorado in early March, defense officials said Thursday. During the Colorado stay, White completed a house sale in Aspen, raising questions as to whether he used the plane for personal business...
    Smallpox vaccine supply exceeds earlier estimates (03/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The nation apparently has more smallpox vaccine than previously thought: New research shows 15 million doses in a government stockpile can be stretched to make up to 10 times more inoculations -- and the government may buy millions more doses discovered in a drug company's freezers...
    Powell calls on Arafat to end violence (03/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday that Israel promised it will not harm Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during its assault on his compound in the West Bank, but does intend to isolate him...
    Sources - Virginia probes charge that GOP eavesdropped on Dems (03/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterRICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An investigation into claims that a top GOP official eavesdropped on a Democratic conference call will focus on how access allegedly was obtained, sources close to the investigation said Friday...
    Bush fills five government positions, bypassing Senate (03/29/02)
    Associated Press WriterCRAWFORD, Texas AP) -- President Bush bypassed Senate confirmation procedures Friday and filled five government positions, putting the Republican National Committee's top lawyer on the Federal Election Commission. The other appointments were to the Transportation and Education departments and to an international commission...
    People talk 3/29/02 (03/29/02)
    Daniels fiddles for U.S. troops in 'Gitmo' GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- With his trademark fiddle in hand, country singer Charlie Daniels rallied U.S. troops in the first USO concert at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
    Death penalty sought for Moussaoui (03/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department told a court Thursday it will seek the death penalty against Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against New York and Washington. Moussaoui deserves to die because he helped plot "the largest loss of life resulting from a criminal act in the history of the United States," prosecutors said in a filing with the trial judge in suburban Alexandria, Va...
    Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder dead at 95 (03/29/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Billy Wilder, the Austrian-born cynic whose gifts for writing and directing led to such classics as "Sunset Boulevard," "Some Like It Hot" and "Double Indemnity," has died. He was 95. Wilder died Wednesday night at his home, said George Schlatter, a producer and longtime friend. Schlatter said his friend of 40 years had been in failing health in recent months and he believed Wilder had been suffering from a bout with pneumonia...
    Arabs unite on historic peace plan (03/29/02)
    BEIRUT, Lebanon -- For the first time in the Middle East conflict, the Arab world has come together and agreed on a peace plan that offers Israel normal relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from war-won lands and a Palestinian state. The overture adopted Thursday by the Arab League set demands long resisted by Israel -- including making east Jerusalem the Palestinian capital and finding a "just solution" for refugees. ...
    U.S., Russia strengthen consensus on Iraq (03/29/02)
    MOSCOW -- Russian and U.S. diplomats said Thursday they have built a stronger consensus on a refined U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq, clearing the way for quick approval by the U.N. Security Council. "Our hope is that the council will act as soon as possible and it will act unanimously on this new resolution," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State John Wolf told reporters in Moscow...
    Explosives clear roads to aid Afghan quake victims (03/29/02)
    NAHRIN, Afghanistan -- Food, medicine, tents and other aid supplies began pouring into the quake-shattered northern Afghan region around Nahrin on Thursday after workers used explosives to clear roads leading to the stricken area. Afghanistan observed a national day of mourning for the victims, although the death toll in Monday's powerful temblor was unclear. Officials said it was in the hundreds, not the thousands as originally feared...
    Horman shines, but Devils fall to 1-2 at Poplar Bluff (03/29/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.-- Chaffee committed nine errors on defense as it fell 12-2 to Poplar Bluff on Thursday in baseball action. Zach Horman went 3-for-3 with a a double for Chaffee and Andrew Horrell had a triple in the effort. Brent Thomason suffered the loss for the Devils, who dropped to 1-2...
    Memphis ends its season with a championship (03/29/02)
    NEW YORK -- Earl Barron scored a career-high 25 points and tournament MVP Dajuan Wagner had 16 as Memphis won the NIT with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night. Wagner, Memphis' star freshman and a possible lottery pick in the NBA draft, may have played his last college game...
    Indians open OVC season today against Murray State (03/29/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University's 7-10 baseball record will mean little starting today when the Indians kick off their Ohio Valley Conference schedule with a 2 p.m. doubleheader against Murray State at Capaha Field. The squads will also play a 1 p.m. single game Saturday...
    Doing it his own way (03/29/02)
    ATLANTA Mike Davis took the criticism a little too hard. He fretted about the impact on his family. He even thought of quitting. Good thing the Indiana coach decided to stick it out. Davis began to escape the imposing shadow of Bob Knight by taking the Hoosiers to their first Final Four since 1992. While the journey was ultimately rewarding, there was plenty of discord along the way...
    Eight was enough in Duke's return to women's semifinal (03/29/02)
    SAN ANTONIO -- Eight certainly proved to be enough for Duke's return to the Final Four. A December defection by two players left the Blue Devils with just eight on the roster for most the season. Coupled with nine-year assistant coach Joanne Boyle's hospitalization a week earlier with bleeding on the brain, the Blue Devils found they needed each other more than ever to survive as a team...
    Here we go again - UConn vs. Tennessee in Final Four (03/29/02)
    SAN ANTONIO -- It's a rivalry that has almost transcended the sport, and it certainly is the biggest thing going in this women's Final Four. Connecticut vs. Tennessee Enough said. They'll meet in the national semifinals at the Alamodome tonight, the latest installment in a series that outshines all others in the women's game...
    Rams head to Monday three times (03/29/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Three Monday Night Football games and a Sunday night game highlight the St. Louis Rams' schedule, released Thursday. The NFL begins an eight-division format this season -- four four-team divisions in each conference -- as the Houston Texans become the league's 32nd team. The Rams play two games each against their NFC West foes -- San Francisco, Arizona and Seattle...
    Serena earns breakthrough win over Venus (03/29/02)
    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- At the end, Serena Williams' shots were accompanied by grunts louder than her tangerine dress. One last sequence of overpowering strokes gave Williams a victory she wanted badly, not so much because she advanced to the final of the Nasdaq-100 Open, but because she beat her older sister...
    Piazza shakes up Mota in Mets-Dodgers battle (03/29/02)
    Mike Piazza got no hits against Los Angeles in his final Grapefruit League game. Instead, he got in plenty of shoves against Guillermo Mota. The Mets' star and Mota tangled and the benches emptied Thursday in New York's 5-1 win over the Dodgers' split squad...
    Expos pitchers share in shutout (03/29/02)
    JUPITER, Fla. -- Five Montreal pitchers shut down the St. Louis lineup Thursday, scattering four singles, allowing no walks with eight strikeouts as the Expos beat the Cardinals 1-0. The Expos got the only run of the game off Gene Stechschulte (1-1) in the seventh when Chris Truby scored from second on a two-out single by Peter Bergeron...
    Jordan plans to play next season, but knee must get better (03/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- For a change, Michael Jordan wasn't 99.9 percent sure of anything. Jordan said Thursday he plans to play next season. He also said he probably won't play unless his injured knee improves. "You guys are asking me to make a decision about next season now," Jordan said after the Washington Wizards practice. "Based on how I feel, that's not really fair. My intention, my contract lasts for next season. I have all intent of living out my contract...
    Cardinals place Ankiel on disabled list (03/29/02)
    CARDINALS PUT ANKIEL ON THE DISABLED LIST Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel, still trying to overcome control problems from two seasons ago, was placed on the 15-day disabled Thursday because of tendinitis in his left elbow...
    Tips to make bluebirds happy (even if they don't admit it) (03/29/02)
    If bluebirds could whisper secrets in your ear, what would they say? Of course there's no way to know, but I imagine that they might give you tips regarding their nest boxes. Every year countless bluebird boxes are placed on posts and large trees. Unfortunately, just because a bluebird uses a box does not mean it is perfect. So, if bluebirds were able to whisper, here is what I imagine they would tell us...
    Tkachuk back from suspension, steps up in win (03/29/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk, returning from a one-game suspension, scored two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Tkachuk was suspended for slashing Chicago's Lyle Odelein during a fight in their game last Sunday. Tkachuk sat out Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the expansion Minnesota Wild. His two goals against Buffalo gave him 33 for the season and a team-leading 40 points (24 goals, 16 assists) at home...
    Sports digest 3/29/02 (03/29/02)
    AREA LOCAL SKATERS BRING HOME MEDALS FROM DISTRICT EVENT A group of 14 ice skaters from The Ice in Cape Giradeau received several trophies after their district competition in Peoria, Ill., against other teams from Missouri, Illinois and Kansas...
    Spring brings memories and new life (03/29/02)
    Fickle weather is taking its toll on me. When Wednesday's sun rose, there was a good coat of frost. By that afternoon, I was shucking my sweater and thinking I should turn on the fairway sprinklers at the World Famous Downtown Golf Course. (At this week's Rotary meeting, a relative newcomer to Cape Girardeau, the Rev. ...
    Indian sculptor to begin residency at Southeast (03/29/02)
    Nora Naranjo-Morris, a Tewa Pueblo Indian sculptor, writer and video producer, will be in residence at Southeast April 8-13. She will conduct a ceramics workshop on the evenings of April 8-10, followed by a pit-firing on the afternoon of April 13. Participants will work with clays traditionally used by Pueblo people from the New Mexico mountains...
    Over my dead body 3/29 (03/29/02)
    These are the 10 songs Dotty Behring of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "I Love You Lord"The words comfort my restlessness. They point me to Jesus. 2. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"My favorite hymn since it was played at my uncle's funeral when I was only 7...
    The backbeat goes on (03/29/02)
    Most teen-agers who play in rock 'n' roll bands share a vivid dream of getting a record deal and playing music before thousands. In most cases, reality makes those dreams fade away. But in spite of the responsibilities of raising families and paying the utility bill, the backbeat has never stopped for some people...
    Putting the bite back in the 'Kamasutra' (03/29/02)
    LONDON More than 1,700 years after it was completed by an enigmatic Indian scribe, the "Kamasutra" is among the most famous Hindu books ever written -- and, many believe, the most misunderstood. Most who have encountered the book recall it as a do-it-yourself sex manual, an eye-opening encyclopedia of acrobatic positions...
    Gene Dirickson (03/29/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wilbur Gene Dirickson, 69, of Sikeston died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 25, 1933, in Scott County, Mo., son of Claude and Wilma Madden Dirickson. He and Wanda Ford were married Nov. 13, 1955, at Morley, Mo...
    George Heise (03/29/02)
    George H. Heise, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born May 3, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ernest J.F. and Leona Huey Heise. He and Lillian Marie Maevers were married Dec. 21, 1939, at Egypt Mills, Mo. She died March 14, 2000...
    Jeannie Smith (03/29/02)
    WYATT, Mo. -- Graveside service for Jeannie Thomas Smith, formerly of Wyatt, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston, Mo. Bill Bradley will officiate. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements. Smith, 85, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo...
    Births 3/29/02 (03/29/02)
    Johnson Daughter to Michael Lynn and Melody J. Johnson Jr. of Oran, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Name, Paige Alyson. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Johnson is the former Melody Sims, daughter of Bill and Genevia Sims of West Plains, Mo. She is a claims adjuster with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri. Johnson is the son of Mike Johnson Sr. of Chaffee, Mo., and Debra Hedden of Hot Springs, Ark. He is a clerk at Break Time...
    Cape police report 3/29/02 (03/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 29 DWIPaul Richard Freed, 22, Scott City, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsWilliam Edward Golightly, 29, Charleston, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for property damage. Ralph Leo Hendrickson, 46, 2112 Nottingham, was arrested for failure to appear...
    Sheriff's report 03/29/02 (03/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Friday, March 29 DWIDebra K. Abernathy, 47, Leopold, Mo., was arrested Friday for driving while intoxicated. Kristin L. Schug, 24, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsRuth A. Weibley, 48, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday for failure to appear on a charge of passing bad checks...
    Out of the past 3/29/02 (03/29/02)
    10 years ago: March 29, 1992 Ethel Ford Bolen is honored at morning worship service at First Pentecostal Church, 1202 S. Sprigg; Bolen is one of original members of congregation and has been part of changes in pastors and moving to new locations. Anna, Ill. ...
    Postage increases aim to keep USPS afloat (03/29/02)
    The U.S. Postal Service has attempted in recent months to lower costs and improve revenue forecasts. The Postal Service lost $1.68 billion last year. Cuts included a freeze on new construction and 12,000 jobs. Even so, the Postal Service anticpated a loss of $1.35 billion this year...
    Education, options needed for 401(k) plans (03/29/02)
    When Congress allowed companies to offer 401(k) plans so workers could set aside money with special tax-sheid rules for retirement, its aim was straightforward: to entice more Americans to save money for the future. At the time, many Americans weren't covered by traditional pension plans and were spending all of their income...
    Speak Out A 03/29/03 (03/29/02)
    Who would want that? I CAN totally understand why everyone is against the unions. Who wants higher pay, better benefits, and job security? You would have to be a lunatic to want these terrible things. Don't relax trade I ENJOYED the recent columns on Cuba by Gary Rust. ...
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