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Stories from Thursday, April 4, 2002

A bit of Cape in the Big Apple (04/04/02)
There's a little bit of Cape Girardeau in the heart of New York City. In towns around this region -- Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Sikeston and Cairo, Ill. -- everybody knows how to find the local barbecue spot. Just follow your nose. Even in metropolitan areas like Memphis, Tenn., you can usually track down the smell of ribs cooking ever-so-slowly. ...
Ballet itinerary (04/04/02)
Sunday
  • Hospitality dinner at Mollie's, 6-8 p.m MONDAY Lecture-demonstrations at Blanchard School. Intermediate ballet class, 4:30-6 p.m., Parker Dance Studio. Panel discussion: From Russia With Love: Balanchine and Stravinsky in America, 7 p.m. Academic Auditorium. Keynote address by Edward Villella. Free and open to the public...
  • Cape Girardeau city election quietly bypasses university dorm (04/04/02)
    When it came to getting votes from one Southeast Missouri State University dorm, Ward 1 council candidates Evelyn Boardman and Frank Stoffregen went 0-for-41 Tuesday. Of the qualified voters living in Cheney Hall -- the sole residence in the 5th Precinct that's also in Ward 1 -- not one participated in Tuesday's election. It was the only precinct in Cape Girardeau where a race received no votes...
    Few children screened for lead (04/04/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Approximately 7.6 percent of Missouri children under age 6 who were tested for lead exposure had dangerously high levels in their bloodstreams, the state Department of Health's latest report says. During the state fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2000, to June 30, 2001, 4,572 children in the target age group had elevated lead levels. ...
    Go fly a kite April 27 in Capaha Park (04/04/02)
    This is kite-flying month. The best thing about flying a kite are the variety of kites to choose from. There is no single type of kite that's right or wrong. The only limitations are those of the kitemaker's imagination and the string you tie to it to restrict its range when it flies...
    Community briefs 4/4 (04/04/02)
    Essay participants to be honored at lunch Twenty-three Cape Girardeau students will be honored at a luncheon today for taking part in the "Smoking is Not for Me Contest," an essay contest sponsored by the Missouri State Medical Society. The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center and will be sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance...
    Military digest 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    Three from area finish Marine basic training Three area men have completed their basic training for the Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, Calif. The three have obtained the rank of private. They are Michael R. Snider and Eric J. Bosco, both of Jackson, Mo., and Mark A. Cissell of Perryville, Mo...
    Briefly 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    Final votes tallied in municipal elections Elections in Cape Girardeau County were dotted with plenty of uncontested races, including those for the Nell Holcomb School Board, Jackson Board of Aldermen and the Whitewater, Dutchtown and Pocahontas boards of trustees...
    Livestock auctions 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    Fruitland livestock FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Tuesday's Fruitland Livestock Auction results: Cattle receipts: 726. Last week: 757. Compared to last week 300-600 lbs heifers sold 3.00 higher, the rest of the offering sold 2.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 higher and bulls sold 1.00 lower; supply moderate and demand light and weakened toward the end of the sale. ...
    Southeast's telephone registration ending (04/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University will hang up its telephone registration system this summer, canceling it in favor of online registration that has become popular with computer-savvy students. But some students say the school's action will make it harder to register for classes, particularly for commuter students who don't have computers or easy access to the Internet...
    History's lesson - Woman tells of life under Nazi tyranny (04/04/02)
    Hedy Epstein was jeered and ostracized in school in Germany. Her math teacher was a black-booted Nazi soldier who pointed a gun at her head. The principal called her a "dirty Jew." Epstein's parents later died in Nazi concentration camps along with millions of other Jews. But Epstein survived, rescued along with nearly 10,000 other children from Germany and Austria who were transported to England between December 1938 and Sept. 1, 1939...
    Dance is elementary (04/04/02)
    Southeast performing arts students give lessons to fifth-graders By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian University student Melissa Belk was wrong about the boys in Janet Wigfall's fifth-grade class at Blanchard School. Her job Wednesday afternoon was to teach the class some basic dance moves. As the 19 students filed into the gym, Belk smiled apprehensively...
    Want to register online? (04/04/02)
    Go to www.semo.edu on the Internet, click on "Current Students" and then click on "Southeast Online Services." Want to register for classes on the SAVRS phone system? Call 651-6611 and follow the voice instructions.
    St. Francis union vote for nurses gets start today (04/04/02)
    TWO-DAY VOTE By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian After two years of organizing that has strained professional relationships, the registered nurses at St. Francis Medical Center are set to vote on whether or not they want to join a union...
    Janet Ashcroft urges women to support Talent's senate bid (04/04/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The wife of John Ashcroft returned home Wednesday to help gather female support for Republican Jim Talent in his bid to claim the U.S. Senate seat lost by her husband. Janet Ashcroft said neither sentiment nor emotion played into her decision to support Talent. ...
    MoDOT distributing signs as part of security program (04/04/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- New anti-trespassing signs are going up beginning this week at 127 Missouri airports -- the latest little example of the state's response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Missouri Department of Transportation is distributing the signs along with information providing guidance on implementing security measures...
    Former teacher enters guilty plea (04/04/02)
    PLATTSBURG, Mo. -- A former Lathrop High School teacher and coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sex with a juvenile student. Chris Symington, 27, a third-year science teacher who coached girls basketball and baseball at Lathrop High School entered a guilty plea during his court appearance onWednesday...
    Prayer day switches mayors' gathering to evening (04/04/02)
    NEW OPTION By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian Organizers considered several options before deciding to make changes to the National Day of Prayer events in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, Mo. During its seven-year existance, the observance has included an early-morning prayer breakfast and a noon service at the courthouse lawn...
    Fire damages Columbia vo-tech school (04/04/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fire Wednesday caused at least $300,000 in damage to a vocational and technical school and resulted in one minor injury, fire officials said. A faculty member at the Columbia Area Career Center was injured when she tried to use a fire extinguisher, the fire department said. Pearl John suffered minor frost bite burns from carbon dioxide, which is cold gas used in fire extinguishers. She was treated at a hospital and released...
    Indictment could cloud GOP hopes (04/04/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Federal prosecutors paint an ugly picture of George Ryan's political machine -- state workers pressured to raise campaign money, investigators fired for looking into corruption, documents shredded to hide wrongdoing. Yet a different Ryan could end up paying a stiff price -- Jim Ryan, the Republican candidate for governor...
    Missouri Supreme Court hears challenges to sexual predator law (04/04/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether to order new hearings for sex offenders being held past their prison terms under the state's sexual predator law. Arguments before the state's highest court Wednesday focused on the cases of two St. Louis sex offenders...
    Friend of terror attack suspect sentenced on weapons charge (04/04/02)
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man who befriended the only person charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison on an unrelated federal weapons charge. Mujahid Abdulqaadir Menepta, 51, admitted he had a Chinese military-style semiautomatic rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol in his Norman home. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 to being a felon in possession of firearms. He was convicted of aggravated robbery in Colorado in 1971...
    Veterans Affairs begins investigation of hospital (04/04/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi apologized to Kansas City veterans Wednesday, while 23 inspectors swarmed through a hospital where maggots once infested the noses of two comatose patients. Inspectors who arrived Sunday found mouse droppings and dead flies at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, said Assistant Inspector General Michael Slachta. "The hospital is dirty," he said...
    Board approves retirement of teacher involved in strip search (04/04/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The teacher who initiated a strip search of 23 third-graders over a missing $5 will be allowed to retire, rather than be fired, the Kansas City School Board decided. Betty Bettis, a third-grade teacher at Pitcher Elementary School, had planned to retire at the end of the year...
    Ryan refusing to discuss charges (04/04/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. George Ryan refused Wednesday to address key questions raised by the indictment of his campaign organization, including whether he has testified before a grand jury. Trailed by reporters as he left the state Capitol, Ryan again and again refused to discuss what he knows about allegations that his campaign was a corrupt organization that used government employees and resources for political work...
    White House blames tension for surging prices (04/04/02)
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush's spokesman blamed climbing U.S. pump prices on Mideast tension, the recovering economy and seasonal factors, but expressed no concern about a possible Iraqi-led oil embargo against the United States...
    Screening is only part security (04/04/02)
    LINTHICUM, Md. -- Besides making airline passengers feel safe, the government wants them to feel welcome. That's the gist of the message that new airport security directors are getting as training sessions begin for the federal employees taking over airline security...
    GM recalls 1.9 million cars over potential electrical problem (04/04/02)
    DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. announced Wednesday that it is recalling 1.9 million cars because of a possible electrical problem that could cause a steering column fire. The world's largest automaker wants to modify 1995-97 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire and 1996-97 Buick Skylark, Pontiac Grand Am, and Oldsmobile Achieva cars by installing a low current relay in the ignition circuit...
    Woman sues rocker for daughter's death (04/04/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The mother of a woman who died in a car crash last year has sued Marilyn Manson for wrongful death, alleging that the musician gave the woman drugs before the accident. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Superior Court, claims that Manson was negligent in "instructing the woman to operate a motor vehicle in her incapacitated condition." Maria St. John is seeking unspecified damages and attorney fees...
    World briefs 4/4 (04/04/02)
    Catholic bishop: Church must restore trust The president of the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops' conference said Wednesday molestation scandals involving priests will end only when church leaders take definitive steps to restore parishioners' trust. Bishop Wilton Gregory gave few specifics, but left the door open to asking the Vatican to approve a binding sex abuse policy for American clergy...
    NASA taking heat on Earth (04/04/02)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is taking more heat for space station spending as it gears up for another major phase of high-flying construction work. Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to lift off today with the newest piece of the international space station, a 44-foot girder. The elaborate, wired-up beam will form the foundation for a framework that ultimately will stretch longer than a football field and support a dazzling collection of solar wings and radiators...
    Ill-shaped proteins clue to Alzheimer's (04/04/02)
    New research suggests illnesses as diverse as Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and adult-onset diabetes are caused by proteins that fold themselves into defective shapes, rather than proteins that have undergone harmful chemical changes. As they develop, these aberrant protein forms can clump together and wreak molecular havoc on healthy cells, according to two studies in today's issue of the journal Nature...
    National briefs 4/4 (04/04/02)
    Raid on safe house nets weapons, explosives ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Police recovered explosives and bomb-making manuals during a raid this week on a suspected al-Qaida hide-out in which 16 people were arrested, intelligence officials said Wednesday. Those arrested Monday included a Pakistani militant who provided money and explosives to al-Qaida members hiding in Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city, the officials said...
    Powell open to meet with Mideast leaders (04/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Under intense pressure for the administration to take a higher-profile role in Middle East peacemaking, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday he was weighing a meeting with Israeli and Arab leaders during a trip to Europe next week...
    Groups scrap over proposed puppy rules (04/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Hardly a whimper was heard when the Senate approved a Puppy Protection Act specifying how often dogs can be bred and how their puppies are to be treated. Happy puppies make better dogs, said backers of the rules. But the American Kennel Club is lobbying to stop them from becoming law, arguing that federal inspectors would be unleashed to poke around private homes all over the country. ...
    Skelton lobbies for Fort Leonard Wood as home for new Army HQ (04/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Army should speed plans for a new unit to coordinate homeland security efforts among local responders, and Fort Leonard Wood should be its home, Rep. Ike Skelton said Wednesday. Skelton, the senior Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, made a formal request late Wednesday to Gen. Eric Shinseki, the Army's chief of staff, after about three weeks of talks with other Army officials...
    Even with pushing for tax e-filing, paper returns still norm (04/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Despite heavy electronic-filing promotion by the IRS and makers of tax software, most of this year's income tax returns will still be stamped and mailed the old-fashioned way. About 87 million of projected 132 million returns are expected to be filed on paper, underscoring the challenge faced by the Internal Revenue Service to become more computer-compatible and less buried in paper...
    Pakistani government seeks to extend rule of Musharraf (04/04/02)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Pakistani government decided Wednesday to hold a referendum to extend President Pervez Musharraf's rule without requiring him to stand for election. Political rivals denounced the plan, and commentators warned it could backfire by uniting religious parties and the opposition...
    Five confirmed dead in crash of Memphis day care van (04/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A day care van slammed into a bridge embankment on Interstate 240 Thursday, killing the driver and four children and critically injuring two boys, authorities said. The van, which belonged to Tippy Toes Learning Academy, crashed about four miles away from the day care center...
    Sharon to allow U.S. envoy to meet with Arafat (04/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterNABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed Thursday to permit a U.S. envoy to meet with besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, raising the promise of diplomatic activity after President Bush demanded that Israel halt its weeklong military offensive and pull out of Palestinian territory...
    Israeli planes hit Lebanese targets (04/04/02)
    The Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Israeli fighter jets pounded suspected guerrilla hide-outs in southern Lebanon on Wednesday after Israeli army outposts were repeatedly attacked in a disputed border area, security officials and witnesses said...
    China frees elderly political prisoner (04/04/02)
    ZHENGZHOU, China -- After 19 years in prison, China has freed an elderly Tibetan teacher -- a release one leading activist said was an attempt to please the United States. Tanak Jigme Sangpo, 76, was set free Sunday from Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, said John Kamm, president of the San Francisco-based Duihua Foundation. Chinese officials said he was released on medical parole, Kamm said...
    Oil prices up since Mideast conflict; embargo unlikely (04/04/02)
    LONDON -- U.S. crude prices have jumped by 36 percent since the beginning of February, and motorists are likely to see higher prices at the pump as the peak summer driving season approaches, energy analysts said Wednesday. The worsening conflict between Israel and the Palestinians continues to roil world markets, although several analysts said a possible Iraqi-led oil embargo against the United States, Israel's main ally, would almost surely fail...
    Israelis battle gunmen in Nablus (04/04/02)
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Israeli tanks rolled into the West Bank's largest city, Nablus, on Wednesday and other troops laid siege to a refugee camp in Jenin, battling Palestinians who barricaded entrances and fought back with bombs and guns. Soldiers also encircled hundreds of Palestinian gunmen holed up in the church marking Jesus' birthplace...
    Americans in Ramallah share plight of citizens under siege (04/04/02)
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Trapped in their homes by shelling and gunfire, they're running short of food and water, soothing their fearful children and -- in at least one case -- dying in a hail of gunfire. They're American citizens in Ramallah, one of the half-dozen West Bank towns that have come under Israeli military control in the past six days...
    Afghanistan army recruits graduate from basic training (04/04/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The first 600 troops in the new Afghan army completed six weeks of basic training Wednesday, eagerly performing their skills before Prime Minister Hamid Karzai and other dignitaries. The men -- drawn from every province and ethnic group in Afghanistan -- are to be the vanguard of a 68,000-strong army that Karzai says will bring an end to the "warlordism" that has kept the country mired in decades of civil war and destruction...
    Two-headed snake excites zoologists (04/04/02)
    MADRID, Spain -- Scientists studying a two-headed snake found in Spain have two major questions: Does one head boss the other around? Will the creature ever find a mate? The star attraction of the University of Valencia's zoology lab these days is a 10-inch ladder snake, a nonpoisonous species native to Spain, Portugal and France...
    Blyzes breaks tie, lifts Perryville (04/04/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville's Ashley Blyzes broke a scoreless duel with a second-half goal as the Pirates' girls' soccer team upended Central 1-0 Wednesday. Blyzes scored in the 67th minute off a pass from Britney Weibrecht to send Central (2-1) to its first loss...
    Win over Salukis boosts Indians to .500 (04/04/02)
    It was a long climb, but Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team is back at .500. The Indians have run uphill since starting the season with five straight losses against nationally ranked Oklahoma and Wichita State. But Wednesday afternoon's 8-2 victory over Southern Illinois at Capaha Field pushed the Indians' record to 11-11 as they won for the fourth time in their last five games. SIU (15-9) has lost five straight meetings against Southeast...
    NMCC star says he will walk on at Southeast (04/04/02)
    Dereke Tipler plans to play basketball close to home next season. The New Madrid County Central senior point guard said Wednesday that he will play for Southeast Missouri State University next season. Tipler said he has agreed to join the squad as a walk-on for the first semester before going on scholarship beginning with the second semester...
    Wallace quietly off to a strong start going into Texas (04/04/02)
    He hasn't led a single lap this season, doesn't have even one top-five finish and has gone almost a year without a victory. Still, Rusty Wallace has worked his way up to third in the points standings and could be a quiet threat for the Winston Cup title...
    Sosa homers, Wood shines in win (04/04/02)
    CINCINNATI -- Sammy Sosa hit his first home run of the season, and Kerry Wood (1-0) struck out 10 in only five innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 10-3 victory over the Reds. Marlins 6, Expos 5 MONTREAL -- A.J. Burnett (1-0) took a shutout into the eighth inning, and Derrek Lee hit a grand slam for Florida as baseball returned to normal in Montreal with a tiny crowd and an Expos loss...
    This week's motorsports events (04/04/02)
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure street, cruiser classes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Malden (Mo.)Speedway.
  • Late model, pro street, pure street classes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fredericktown (Mo.) Raceway.
  • K-103 Kart Spring Showdown, 1 p.m. Saturday, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston...
  • Rockies win against rocky Cards pitching (04/04/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Denny Neagle pitched six solid innings, and Larry Walker hit a three-run homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Wednesday night. Garrett Stephenson had a rocky return to the rotation for the Cardinals, allowing six runs and six hits in four innings of a game played in 45-degree weather...
    Wells, Yankees shut out Orioles (04/04/02)
    BALTIMORE -- It was just like old times for New York: David Wells pitched marvelously into the eighth inning, and Mariano Rivera took care of the ninth as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Wednesday. New York's first win of the season did have a twist, however, as newcomer Robin Ventura homered in the seventh off Jason Johnson to break up an outstanding pitching duel...
    Baseball player salaries break $2 billion barrier (04/04/02)
    NEW YORK -- Baseball salaries topped $2 billion for the first time this year, with Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez atop the list at $22 million. The New York Yankees led all clubs with a record payroll of nearly $126 million -- $92 million more than last-place Tampa Bay...
    Swollen knee will leave Jordan out for season (04/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A day after his worst scoring game ever, Michael Jordan woke up with a swollen right knee and decided enough was enough. Jordan was placed on the injured list Wednesday by the Washington Wizards, and he said he is done for the season. "I think it is best at this point to rest the knee and let it heal properly," Jordan said in a statement. "I tried to get back and play as soon as possible and, early on, the knee responded well. I think it's best to give it rest."...
    Kart crowd races to local track this weekend (04/04/02)
    Officials at SEMO Motor Speedway expect a big turnout for the K-103 Kart Spring Showdown at the one-fifth mile dirt oval north of Sikeston, Mo. Track manager Jerry Wolsey said this week that entries have come in from from as far away as Texas and West Virginia for the one-day program that features a purse of more than $14,000. It's the first of many big events scheduled this year at the track Wolsey helped purchase in December...
    Sports digest 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL TEAM HAMMERED AT MU COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team dropped a lopsided doubleheader at the University of Missouri Wednesday, falling 10-2 and 12-0. Both games were stopped in the fifth inning by the eight-run rule...
    Health calendar 4/4 (04/04/02)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Healthy Bites luncheon at noon in conference rooms A and B at St. Francis Education Center. The speaker is Eileen Sievers. For information, call 331-5970...
    Fire is a relative matter (04/04/02)
    April 4, 2002 Dear Patty, At 12:30 on a peaceful Saturday night in the neighborhood, DC and the dogs were asleep upstairs and I was downstairs watching a movie when a strong light suddenly began playing against the living room windows. Peering out, I saw a police car searchlight pointed directly up our driveway...
    Eugene Kelly (04/04/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Eugene Charles "Gene" Kelly, 48, of Buncombe, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Chicago, son of Guy B. and Lodema Land Kelly. He married Sharon Bigham...
    Gina Engler (04/04/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gina Engler, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Delmar Gardens West Nursing Home in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born April 5, 1916, in Tipper County, Miss., daughter of Rasin Malden and Ruth Dollar Alsup. Engler was a licensed practical nurse...
    Dorothy Chadd (04/04/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Chadd, 88, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of Sam and Anna Lands Gross. She and William Melvin Chadd were married in April 1927. He died March 19, 1967...
    Earl Taylor (04/04/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Earl Taylor of Mounds died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds.
    Shelby Myrick (04/04/02)
    BOAZ, Ill. -- Shelby Jean Myrick, 65, of Boaz died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was born Aug. 22, 1936, at Boaz, the daughter of Joe and Lillie Durall Meyer. She married Clifford F. Myrick. He survives. She was employed at Main Bros. Box & Lumber Co. of Karnak...
    Leland Jackson (04/04/02)
    Memorial service for Leland Jarel Wayne Jackson of Gillespie, Ill., will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until time of service. Jackson, 63, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in a vehicle accident in Lake County, Ind...
    Dolly Dunn (04/04/02)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Dolly Dunn, 70, of Karnak died Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. She was born April 24, 1931, in Cypress, Ill., the daughter of John and Lula Johnson Peeler. She married Alvia Dunn. He preceded her in death...
    Births 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    Duncan Son to Michelle D. Duncan of Benton, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2002. Name, Kane Dalton. Weight, 6 pounds 10 ounces. Ms. Duncan is the daughter of Harlan and Sue Duncan of Benton. Kluesner Son to Thomas Paul and Katrina Kluesner of Oran, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:33 a.m. ...
    Cape police report 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 4 ArrestsRuth Dickey, 21, of 205 S. Sixth St., Arrow Rock, Mo. and Paul Bratcher, 20, of 1613 Lyndhurst, were arrested Tuesday for stealing. John Bulis, 38, of 1521 Co. Rd. 349, Jackson, Mo. was arrested Tuesday on a state warrant for parole violation...
    Cape fire report 4/4 (04/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 4 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 9:09 a.m., an emergency medical service at 927 Bellevue, Apt. 2C. At 10:50 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1448 N. Kingshighway. At 11:27 a.m., an emergency medical service at 402 S. Silver Springs Road...
    Out of the past 4/4/02 (04/04/02)
    10 years ago: April 4, 1992 My Daddy's Cheesecake, founded in 1987 by Tom and Jane Harte and Joe and Lauchette Low is moving to downtown Cape Girardeau; gourmet cheesecake business will open Monday at 111 N. Main; bakery, which has been at Plaza Galleria, will sell retail, wholesale and mail order...
    Message is clear, but who's paying attention? (04/04/02)
    It was at the start of the 1950s that the nation became acutely aware of the population bubble now known as the baby boom. As the decade of World War II ended, schools across the nation had to deal with a crush of first graders. Eight years later, these students pushed out the walls of high schools, resulting in a school-building boom. (Cape Girardeau's current Central High School building is a product of that construction frenzy.)...
    Let voters decide who will represent them (04/04/02)
    In recent months, five Democratic lawmakers in the Missouri General Assembly have resigned or died. In each case, Gov. Bob Holden acted swiftly -- within a day or two -- to call a special election to fill the vacancies. State Rep. David Levin, a Republican representing a St. Louis County district, resigned from his House seat two months ago. Holden still hasn't called a special election. Last week, the governor said: "I'll try to get to that."...
    20 schools get top recognition for performance (04/04/02)
    To the editor: I would like to express my disappointment in the lack of positive coverage allotted to the public schools in Southeast Missouri by your paper. A good example was the lack of coverage of the March 26 banquet to honor 20 school districts for distinction in performance. ...
    Bill promotes emergency contraception (04/04/02)
    To the editor: The Emergency Contraception Act (Senate Bill 1990), introduced March 6 by U.S. Sen. Patricia Murray of Washington, would appropriate $10 million each year from 2003 through 2007 to promote emergency contraception. The bill's deceptive language says emergency contraception prevents the implantation of an egg in the uterus. In fact, it prevents the implantation of an already conceived human being. When this happens, the five- to seven-day-old unique person dies...
    Speak Out A 04/04/02 (04/04/02)
    Stolen bunnies IF ONE of your kids or friends suddenly appeared with a large, brightly colored, inflatable Easter bunny, ask him where he got it. He probably stole all the bunnies from the front lawn of a house on Lexington. If they say it was just a joke and no big deal, tell them that two little girls who live in that house are heartbroken...
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