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Stories from Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Court to hear Bratina case Thursday (04/02/02)
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear the case of James Bratina of Jackson, Mo., Thursday. Bratina was charged with corpse abandonment for not immediately reporting his wife's death. The trial judge dismissed the charge, ruling the law unconstitutionally vague. See Tuesday's Southeast Missourian for more on the legal arguments at issue...
Jackson creates zoning for professional offices (04/02/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson has joined Springfield, Mo., and Columbia, Mo., as one of the few cities in the state with a separate zoning designation for professional office buildings. The Jackson Board of Aldermen Monday night unanimously approved an ordinance creating the 0-1 District for professional office districts, a zoning designation Mayor Paul Sander described as "somewhere in between commercial and residential zoning."...
Learning briefs 4/1 (04/02/02)
Central students chosen for fine arts academy Meredith Lynne Toole and Alisa Uzoaru have been selected to attend the Missouri Fine Arts Academy at Southwest Missouri State University in June. The Missouri Fine Arts Academy is a three-week residential program for artistically talented students entering their junior or senior year in high school, and is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...
Area seniors must chose which university to attend (04/02/02)
With about six weeks of school remaining, it's crunch time for high school seniors awaiting the final word about their acceptance to college. Students who have already received acceptance letters are making their final campus visits and checking on scholarship applications and financial aid...
State's Chamber chief to speak at First Friday (04/02/02)
Missouri Chamber of Commerce president Daniel Meehan will be the guest speaker at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Show Me Center. The Educator of the Year award recipients will also be announced at the meeting...
Corporate farms run into opposition across country (04/02/02)
MASON CITY, Iowa -- In Pennsylvania, five cities have banned large corporations from owning farmland or operating farms. Leaders in a Missouri county upset by a hog waste spill ordered a company to take its hogs and get out. In Iowa, two counties passed unprecedented bans on livestock farms...
Vaccines in short supply (04/02/02)
Cape Girardeau County health officials say shortages of vaccines for diseases such as chickenpox have become commonplace locally and across the nation. For more, see Tuesday's Southeast Missourian.
Special tax bill irks residents (04/02/02)
At least two residents who live on Capaha Trail are upset they will have to pay a special tax bill they didn't know about until after they bought property there. More than two years after their road was paved as part of the four-inch asphaltic pavement project of the Transportation Tax Fund, residents who live on nine streets in the extreme east part of the city will be charged tax bills of up to $10 a front foot. The roads were originally gravel...
'Jet Set Radio Future' is must-have for gamers (04/02/02)
It's not often that something unusual in several aspects appears in the world of video games. A round of applause, then, for "Jet Set Radio Future." This wildly entertaining title, from developer Smilebit via Sega for the Xbox, features dazzling graphics, huge levels, a truly rocking soundtrack and a game trip unlike any you've ever had...
Four up for Cape school posts (04/02/02)
Voters won't have a hard decision to make today when voting for Cape Girardeau school board positions. There are three three-year terms and a one-year term up for election. Three of the candidates are running uncontested for the three-year terms and the fourth candidate is running uncontested for the one-year term...
Kelly voters to decide $3 million bond issue for classrooms (04/02/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Kelly School District voters will go to the polls today to decide a $3 million bond issue that would virtually rid the district of portable classrooms. Superintendent Don Moore said Monday he hasn't received much feedback on how voters feel about the project, but the district has distributed information through the school newsletter and community meetings...
High court to decide Jackson man's case (04/02/02)
LABEL: Abandoned corpse law By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday will hear a Cape Girardeau County case believed to be the first to challenge the constitutionality of a 1995 law criminalizing abandonment of a corpse...
Council hears complaint, but traffic judge stands by sentencing (04/02/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- A Scott City auto shop owner threatened to sue the entire Scott City Council if one of his mechanics is forced to serve a 90-day jail sentenced. At a city council meeting Monday, Rick Jackson claimed the sentence against his auto body mechanic is excessive punishment for simple traffic violations and that the judge in the case, Alan E. Moss Jr., was unfair...
New regulations would allow states to control goose numbers (04/02/02)
CHICAGO -- Federal wildlife officials are proposing a regulation that would allow states like Illinois to kill nuisance Canada geese, but the idea is ruffling the feathers of some landowners and animal rights activists. If approved, the rule would allow states to destroy resident geese without federal oversight and lengthen the September Canada goose season, which resulted in a harvest of almost 16,000 birds in 2000, the last year for which figures are available...
Governor, budget framers taking lead as deadline looms (04/02/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A full day before most lawmakers return from spring break, Gov. Bob Holden and Senate budget writers got a head start on the business that remains before the Legislature adjourns May 17. Holden met with reporters Monday in his Capitol office to discuss the first few months of the 2002 session and look ahead to the next seven weeks...
Branson greets tourist season with optimism (04/02/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- As Branson braces for the start of another tourist season, business owners in the resort town remain optimistic that this will be their year. The season officials kicks off Wednesday with the opening of Branson Fest 2002. But it's difficult to link the upbeat attitude to hard numbers. Over the past two years, tourists have increasingly waited until the last minute to make travel plans...
Meningitis blamed in death of boy, 12 (04/02/02)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A 12-year-old boy died of meningitis at Fort Leonard Wood and a second case has been confirmed at the fort, a doctor said Monday. An autopsy showed that John Summers Jr., 12, died Saturday from meningitis, said Lt. Col. Michael Deaton, deputy commander of clinical services at Fort Leonard Wood...
Panel votes smoking areas for state Capitol (04/02/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Legislation that would make the state Capitol a "no smoking" area was amended by a House committee Monday to permit smoking in designated areas with proper ventilation. The action by the House Commerce, Industry and Labor Committee was a setback for smoking opponents who want to ban smoking at the Capitol. Currently, lawmakers are allowed to smoke in their Capitol offices...
Woman to plead guilty in abduction (04/02/02)
CHICAGO -- A woman accused of abducting a toddler from a Chicago bus station on Christmas Eve plans to plead guilty to federal charges, her defense attorney told a judge on Monday. Sheila Matthews, 35, plans to enter her guilty plea on May 24, defense attorney Mary Judge told federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly...
Feds investigate hospitals' liver transplant programs (04/02/02)
CHICAGO -- Federal investigators want to know if three Chicago hospitals falsified the condition of liver-transplant patients to move them up on a national donor list and submitted Medicare and Medicaid bills for unnecessary procedures, officials said...
Ex-jailer to be tried for trading inmates favors for sex (04/02/02)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- A former Newton County jailer, earlier acquitted of having sexual contact with an inmate, has been ordered to stand trial on new charges he traded female inmates favors for sex. Josh Paul Ulbrich was bound over on seven felony counts of acceding to corruption, following a preliminary hearing Monday in Newton County. Ulbrich, 22, was ordered to appear April 8 for formal arraignment at the courthouse in Neosho...
Poplar Bluff Junior High School vandalized (04/02/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Vandals entered the Poplar Bluff Junior High School on Westwood Boulevard sometime between Thursday and Sunday, according to police reports. They discharged two fire extinguishers, dispensed rolls of toilet paper, broke eggs in various locations, damaged several bathroom dispensers in a boys' bathroom, and vandalized the two teachers' lounges. There are no suspects at this time...
Scientists launch smallpox vaccine study (04/02/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis University researchers have launched a new smallpox vaccine study, hoping to pinpoint whether diluted vaccine can boost the presumed waning immunity of those inoculated more than three decades ago. While conventional wisdom holds that vaccination against smallpox will provide significant protection against the disease for at least a decade, it's unclear how long immunity to smallpox lasts, a researcher said Monday in announcing the latest study...
Region briefs 4/2 (04/02/02)
State's Chamber chief to speak at First Friday Missouri Chamber of Commerce president Daniel Meehan will be the guest speaker at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Show Me Center...
Open house today at Bluff youth center (04/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The W.E. Sears Youth Center Community Liaison Council will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the youth center. The council is a non-profit group that hopes to be a positive influence to the youngsters at the center. Janet Brown, a member of the council, said that volunteering with these children gives her a positive feeling and hel...
Substance abuse seminar geared to parents and professionals (04/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A conference on adolescent substance abuse will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday at the Black River Coliseum. The seminar is for parents and professionals and is sponsored jointly by the Butler County Community Resource Council and Mid-America Addictions Technology Transfer Center, which is associated with the University of Missouri at Kansas City...
Poplar Bluff Air Show May 11 to offer diversity (04/02/02)
By Teresa Oyler Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The annual Poplar Bluff Air Show on May 11 will offer diverse events, beginning with a pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the airport field. The show will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The rain date is May 12...
Lottery numbers, soulmates, success - A call to a psychic (04/02/02)
The operator was chipper when I called. "Have an amazing experience!" she chirped, as she sent me on my way to the psychic reading that Miss Cleo guaranteed would change my life. Lauren was my psychic. Lauren was not a real live wire, but then, I didn't give her a lot to work with: No, I was not thinking of starting my own business. No, I don't think anyone from my past is trying to reach me. No, I haven't suffered from arthritis...
Silicon Valley 'most wired' area in nation, according to survey (04/02/02)
BOSTON -- Silicon Valley still rules, but an annual survey of America's most Internet-savvy cities found that Boston and Salt Lake City made huge strides over the past year. Boston jumped 12 places to No. 4 in this year's survey, published in the May edition of Yahoo! Internet Life magazine. Salt Lake City jumped 23 places to sixth, though the magazine said it could be a one-time spike caused by the recent Winter Olympics...
'Three-strikes' penalties under review (04/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will review whether some three-strikes-and-out sentencing laws result in unconstitutionally harsh prison terms, such as up to life behind bars for shoplifting videotapes from Kmart. The court agreed to hear appeals involving two California thieves sentenced to terms ranging from 25 years to life for small-time crimes that might otherwise have meant just a few months in jail...
Anti-swearing law unconstitutional, appeals court decides (04/02/02)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A state appeals court Monday struck down Michigan's 105-year-old law against using vulgar language in front of women and children, throwing out the conviction of a canoeist who let loose a stream of curses after falling into the water...
Government trains cyberdefenders; numbers still small (04/02/02)
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Long before Sept. 11 and last year's virus-like attacks over the Internet, the U.S. government announced plans to train an elite corps of computer security experts to guard against cyberterrorism. Officials warned it would be only a matter of time before terrorists learned to exploit vulnerabilities in major systems, from air traffic and banking to spacecraft navigation and defense...
Miss Cleo's business - Your free five minutes with psychics (04/02/02)
To Shlomit Galperin, the future looked bleak. And she wasn't even a psychic -- yet. She was cleaning houses around St. Petersburg, Fla., to support her two kids, and there wasn't a lot of money in it. So when she saw the ad in the Thrifty Nickel -- work at home, earn good money, flexible hours -- she made the call...
Tobacco cash used to balance many state budgets (04/02/02)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Less than four years ago, Washington state's attorney general helped win billions of dollars from the tobacco industry for 46 states -- money she saw as a bonanza for smoking-prevention programs and other health measures. Now she is watching in dismay as states around the country -- including her own -- borrow heavily against their shares of the settlement to plug holes in their budgets...
FBI reduces access to information after spy case (04/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- Since capturing a spy in its ranks, the FBI has reduced the number of agents with access to sensitive intelligence and conducted hundreds of polygraphs that have identified possible problems with about 10 employees, officials said. Senior FBI officials said the intensified focus on preventing espionage also has increased the number of disciplinary cases in the last six months involving employees...
Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange win round in legal fight (04/02/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Vietnam veterans suffering from diabetes and prostate cancer after being exposed to Agent Orange won a round Monday in their court battle against the federal government. A federal appeals court ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs must pay retroactive disability payments to thousands of Vietnam vets...
Government investigating possible defects in Ford Focus (04/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government has opened four defect investigations into the Ford Focus, the vehicle at the center of the automaker's plan to woo younger buyers. Two investigations involve possible air bag malfunctions, while the others were prompted by reports the rear wheel bearings could fail and the engine could catch fire...
Stocks fall on weaker outlooks and tension in Middle East (04/02/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Weaker outlooks for IBM, Bristol-Myers and Best Buy raised Wall Street's skepticism about a business recovery Tuesday and sent stock prices falling. The beleaguered technology sector endured the sharpest decline, with the Nasdaq composite index sliding 3.1 percent to its lowest close in a month...
Illinois governor's campaign, two former aids indicted (04/02/02)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. George Ryan's campaign committee and two top former aides were charged Tuesday with racketeering in the biggest indictment to come out of a four-year federal investigation into a licenses-for-bribes scheme when he was secretary of state...
More companies back away from auditing firm (04/02/02)
CHICAGO -- Three companies that had committed to Arthur Andersen LLP as their 2002 auditor announced a change of heart Monday, and another Fortune 500 corporation also dropped the troubled firm. Andersen has lost more than 100 public audit clients so far this year -- most defecting in the last month amid the mushrooming scandal involving the now-indicted auditor of collapsed Enron Corp...
Icy flakes are all in a day's work for Caltech physicist (04/02/02)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Ken Libbrecht is perhaps the flakiest man in the rarified world of physics. Working in a small laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, Libbrecht routinely matches Mother Nature's skill in churning out a product as beautiful as it is ephemeral: the snowflake...
Use of lead bullets may cost Florida gun club its lease (04/02/02)
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. -- For more than 30 years, members of a local gun club have shot lead bullets into a mound behind their shooting range, located on top of a water district well field. Officials say the Englewood Pistoleers Gun Club may have violated a law that prohibits the use of toxic materials, including lead, on well fields that supply drinking water to the public...
Throngs of children take over South Lawn for annual Egg Roll (04/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcomed thousands of children and their parents to the White House on Monday for the Easter Egg Roll -- the first time the general public had been invited inside the gates since last September...
Prosecutors, defense attorneys square off over John Lindh case (04/02/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Prosecutors acknowledged Monday they do not have evidence that John Walker Lindh killed Americans in Afghanistan. But a federal judge said that would not be necessary to prove Lindh joined a conspiracy to murder Americans as a Taliban fighter...
Official says man used guitar to attack his father (04/02/02)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The son of a New Hampshire Supreme Court justice was accused Monday of pounding his father in the face with a guitar after hours of drinking. John Christian Broderick, 30, was arraigned on a charge of assault and ordered held on $100,000 bail...
Bolivia's war on coca plants far from over (04/02/02)
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia -- He's 45, but Maximo Rivero looks 65. Cancer gnawing away at his cheek, the coca farmer wept as he described his plight -- no money and in yet another hospital, this time with a leg broken during hours of interrogation by police searching for farmers who killed five soldiers...
Muslim conference calls for U.N. sanctions (04/02/02)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Islamic countries at a major meeting on terrorism were split Monday about whether to condemn Palestinian suicide bombers as terrorists, but were united in condemning Israel's widening offensive into Palestinian territory. The delegates passed a unanimous resolution accusing Israel of "dragging the region toward an all-out war" and calling for U.N. sanctions to deter Israeli military action...
Suspects in kidnap-slaying of reporter seek open trial (04/02/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Four men accused of kidnapping and killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are challenging the government's decision to try them behind prison walls, arguing Monday that a closed trial violates Pakistani law. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, accused of masterminding the Jan. ...
Investors rescue Dracula theme park project (04/02/02)
BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Dracula theme park in the heart of Transylvania has attracted enough investment for the project to go ahead, the Romanian government said Monday. Tourism Minister Dan Matei Agathon said that by Monday investors had bought $2.9 million worth of stock, more than 60 percent needed by law for the project to proceed...
Israeli troops' offensive grows more intense (04/02/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli forces moved into Bethlehem early Tuesday after attacking Palestinian security headquarters near Ramallah with tanks and machine guns, Palestinians said, signaling further intensification of an offensive the Israelis say is aimed at stamping out terrorism...
Unmanned Chinese craft returns to Earth (04/02/02)
BEIJING -- The aerospace workers in red jumpsuits leaped into the air and cheered. The military officials, all in a row at mission control, nodded approvingly. And the odd, bowl-shaped craft sat intact upon the Mongolian grassland, carrying a country's hopes for a spaceborne future...
U.S. Navy targets island for bombing exercises (04/02/02)
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico -- U.S. Navy planes began dropping inert bombs Monday on the firing range here for the first time since October, as military police handcuffed and detained five women who entered Navy land. Although the protests surrounding what is expected to be three weeks of war exercises have been muted since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, small bands of demonstrators have launched protests on the outlying Puerto Rican island since this weekend, erecting barricades and holding vigils...
Pakistan arrests more people suspected of ties with al-Qaida (04/02/02)
Associated Press WriterISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Police raided more suspected al-Qaida hide-outs, arresting 16 people in an ongoing crackdown against Osama bin Laden's terror network in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the country's major Islamic parties called on the government to end military cooperation with the United States in the war on terrorism and announced plans for nationwide protests against Israel's military offensive against the Palestinians -- a move the clerics sought to link to U.S. ...
Victims, killers struggle to bury genocide's ghosts (04/02/02)
BISESERO, Rwanda -- Emmanuel Ntawizerundi's eyes dart nervously as he tries to explain how he survived the 1994 genocide. "I was hiding and running," he says, motioning to the gray-misted hills. "Of course he was running. He was running after somebody," retorts a man from a group eavesdropping nearby...
Palestinians collaborators are found dead (04/02/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Militants killed 10 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, pulling most of them out of jail before slaying them in the street, Palestinian security sources said Monday. The security sources said militants might be killing the suspected informers to prevent them from being freed by Israeli forces that have been moving into the West Bank the past four days...
Prince Charles pays moving tribute to the Queen Mother (04/02/02)
LONDON -- Prince Charles paid a moving public tribute to the Queen Mother Elizabeth on Monday, praising his late grandmother for her "panache, style and unswerving dignity" -- sentiments shared across Britain as people left teddy bears, candles and wreaths in her honor...
Notre Dame rally seals victory over rival Central (04/02/02)
With the wind howling Monday afternoon at Notre Dame Regional High School, the host Bulldogs didn't score a lot of points for artistic impression, but they did score just enough runs to slip past Central. Responding to the Tigers' rally in the top of the inning, Notre Dame scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth and hung on for a 9-8 victory...
St. Vincent adds late goal, ties St. Pius (04/02/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Chelsea Brown scored with a minute left in regulation as St. Vincent salvaged a 1-1 tie against St. Pius in girls soccer Monday. Brown scored off a feed from Beth Hennemann at the 79-minute and two scoreless overtime periods ensued...
Improving perfection (04/02/02)
SAN ANTONIO He's brash and successful, cocky yet charismatic. The son of Italian immigrants, there's an edge to his personality honed from growing up in Philadelphia. Geno Auriemma will tell you he hasn't lost any friends while leading Connecticut on its journey to the top in women's basketball, but readily admits he probably hasn't made any new ones, either...
Rosengarten was a pioneer in Southeast athletics (04/02/02)
Marvin Rosengarten may have been the single most important force in ushering Southeast Missouri State University athletics into a new era. Serving as athletic director at the university from 1979-89, Rosengarten was virtually a one-man gang. His fund-raising ability, commitment to excellence and tireless effort helped fill the athletic department's coffers and set the stage for Southeast's eventual transition from Division II to Division I status and entrance into the Ohio Valley Conference in 1991.. ...
Maryland takes national championship, defeats Indiana (04/02/02)
ATLANTA -- Maryland didn't play like Maryland until it mattered. Now the Terrapins are national champions. With All-American guard Juan Dixon snapping out of a scoring drought just in time, Maryland ended Indiana's magical tournament run with a 64-52 victory Monday night...
Opening day a blast for Pujols, Cardinals (04/02/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The big hits keep coming for Albert Pujols. Last year's NL Rookie of the Year broke open a tight game with a three-run double in the fourth inning, Matt Morris breezed and the Cardinals beat up on Mike Hampton and the Colorado Rockies 10-2 in Monday's season opener...
Amid opening-day thrills, team longs for Mac, Buck (04/02/02)
ST. LOUIS -- In the city where opening day ranks just behind Christmas and the Fourth of July on the list of favorite holidays, Monday presented an odd mix of emotions. As 50,000 people gathered for the Cardinals' opener against the Colorado Rockies, maybe a dozen wearing something other than red, there was the sense of excitement that a new season always brings. ...
Stewart opts to not run in Indy 500 (04/02/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart made his double-duty plans official Monday, saying he will not drive in the Indianapolis 500. Stewart, a former Indy Racing League champion, will only compete in the Coca-Cola 600 and not make a third attempt at the grueling 1,100-miles of racing. He cited his desire to win the Winston Cup championship this year and his shot at a $1 million bonus if he wins the 600 for not entering the Indy 500...
Look who's dominating golf (and no, it's not Tiger) (04/02/02)
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- The best player wears red on Sunday, and that no longer applies only to Tiger Woods. Is anyone in golf more dominant right now than Annika Sorenstam? The 31-year-old Swede became the first back-to-back winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she was the only player to break par all four rounds on a difficult Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills...
Staying home for the baseball holiday (04/02/02)
ST. LOUIS Almost 50,000 fans crowded Busch Stadium when the Cardinals opened the season Monday, but there was a rare empty seat in Section 256, Row 10. "Just under the overhang," Mary Welman Snow said. "Just out of the rain, just out of the sun."...
Orioles can win without Ripken, pound Yankees (04/02/02)
BALTIMORE -- Tony Batista jolted Roger Clemens with a grand slam and Scott Erickson won his first outing in 20 months as the Baltimore Orioles opened their post-Cal Ripken era by beating the New York Yankees 10-3 Monday. Clemens, coming off his record sixth Cy Young Award, gave up eight runs, walked five and threw two wild pitches -- all after he tried to field a hard grounder with his bare hand...
Diamondbacks' Johnson throws opening shutout (04/02/02)
PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson pitched a six-hitter for his first shutout in 10 opening-day starts, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened defense of their World Series championship by beating the San Diego Padres 2-0 Monday. With a fastball that topped out at 100, the 38-year-old left-hander struck out eight and walked one to beat San Diego's Kevin Jarvis. Mark Grace homered and Danny Bautista doubled in a run off Jarvis, who gave up five hits in seven innings...
Sports digest 4/2/02 (04/02/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST TOPS TENN. STATE FOR OVC WIN AT HOME Freshman pitcher Kelly Birk picked up her second straight win to lead Southeast Missouri State University's women's softball team to a 9-3 Ohio Valley Conference win over Tennessee State University at University Field...
Vaccine shortages plague Cape County, nation (04/02/02)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center ran out of chickenpox vaccine in February, just the latest in a series of vaccine shortages that has plagued the clinic and health providers nationwide and put children and adults at risk. The health clinic received 100 doses of the chickenpox vaccine within the past two weeks. That supply could last a couple of months, but there's no assurance there won't be future shortages...
My guide to killing spiders (04/02/02)
hkronmueller In my mind, spring means one thing: Bugs. And boy, do I hate bugs. To a certain extent I can handle small bugs like ants, wasps and bees. By "handle," I mean I can kill them with a shoe and leave them there for my boyfriend to scoop up and toss in the toilet...
City beat - Al Spradling, our mayor! (04/02/02)
By Anne-Marie Bernhardt "I have a dream...!" Martin Luther King once said. Everyone has a dream. Al Spradling III's dream was to be a political leader following his fathers footsteps. Mayor Spradling said, "My father was a state representative when I was young. I always knew that I wanted to become a political leader, but I wanted to work locally."...
Elmer Macke (04/02/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Elmer Eugene Macke, 70, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors service...
Juanita Snider (04/02/02)
Juanita Snider, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 1, 2002, at her home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Births 4/2/02 (04/02/02)
Cook Son to Jason Lee and Meghan Danielle Cook of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:56 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002. Name, Jaghan Allen Lee. Weight, 7 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Mrs. Cook is the former Meghan Cronk, daughter of George and Jeri Cronk of Marble Hill and Darnell and Sheryl Pointer of Bardstown, Ky. Cook is employed at Deer Valley Farms...
Nell Holcomb honor roll (04/02/02)
High honor roll 8TH GRADE - Tina Suhre, Gina Yarbrough 7TH GRADE - Jasen Price, Hannah Kinder, Kate Stovall 6TH GRADE - Courtney Cagle, Lyndsay McNeely, Jesse Schenimann, Allison Smith Regular honor roll...
Cape fire report 04/02/02 (04/02/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 2 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 5:45 a.m., an alarm at 5422 Nash Road. At 10:26 a.m., a motor vehicle accident at 3439 William. At 11:36 a.m., a motor vehicle accident at 506 S. Kingshighway. Jackson...
Cape police report 04/02/02 (04/02/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 2 SummonsKevin Joe Menz, 20, Scott City, Mo., was issued a summons Sunday for telephone harassment. TheftA black, tilt-bed trailer, Missouri license number REN-496, was reported stolen Sunday at 980 N. Kingshighway. Clothing was reported stolen Sunday at Famous Barr...
Out of the past 4/2/02 (04/02/02)
10 years ago: April 2, 1992 Schools in Southeast Missouri are eliminating teaching positions, freezing salaries, postponing building repairs and looking at local levy increases in efforts to maintain school programs and balance budget, recent poll of region's school superintendents shows; survey assessed effects of two withholdings in state school funds made this past summer and fall by Gov. John Ashcroft...
Cuba must give a little to get a lot from U.S. (04/02/02)
Surveys show that most Americans support more open relations with Cuba. A growing group in Congress is pushing that idea. Already, Congress has allowed sales of food and medicine to Cuba. Agricultural products are being sold too. There is even a proposed bill that would allow private U.S. financing of American goods sold to Cuba...
Nurses must focus on best care for patients (04/02/02)
The right of U.S. workers to choose union membership and to enter into collective bargaining is clear. Federal laws sanction and protect such activities. So why is the union vote scheduled for later this week at St. Francis Medical Center causing such an uproar?...
Sealed records are common in many lawsuits (04/02/02)
To the editor: Cleveland Hammonds Jr.'s complaining about the Catholic church making legal settlement and having the records sealed is disingenuous at best. As the head of such a large and fine system as the St. Louis School District, Hammonds must be aware that it is common for school systems, businesses and individuals to settle suits and ask the judge to seal the results...
NRA deserves support in fight against reform (04/02/02)
To the editor: David Limbaugh's Sunday column on the new campaign-finance reform bill was informative. Limbaugh correctly pointed out this law protects incumbents, and part of it is probably unconstitutional. The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit to reverse parts of this law because it will prohibit them from running TV ads against a politician who is anti-gun before primary and general elections. I intend to help the NRA financially...
Speak Out A 04/02/02 (04/02/02)
Religion and fads CAL THOMAS' column regarding the crisis in the Catholic church was very informative and persuasive. You cannot remain a Christian and continue to reject the teachings of the Bible, while at the same time embracing every politically correct fadism that comes down the pike...
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