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Stories from Monday, April 8, 2002

Long-scorned zinfandel grape finally getting some respect (04/08/02)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The zinfandel grape may finally be getting some respect, making some vintners so confident about the long-scorned little fruit that they are even poking fun at themselves. "It's called the Seven Deadly Zins," said Phillips, referring to the label on a bottle of zinfandel wine produced at the Michael-David Phillips Vineyards, which he co-owns. "Zinfandel people are different. We're kind of wacky."...
Marine honored for his sacrifice (04/08/02)
The memory of Marine Capt. Dan McCollum has been honored many times over. McCollum, 28, the son-in-law of Bill and Jenny Harkey of Cape Girardeau, died in a Jan. 9 plane crash in Pakistan. He was married to Jenny Harkey and was a native of Irmo, S.C...
Port funding restored but still at risk (04/08/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of Southeast Missouri ports are breathing a little easier after the House of Representatives approved a budget bill that would preserve their funding for the coming fiscal year. However, with many steps to go in the budget process, they are still keeping their fingers crossed...
Fire closes I-55 a few hours (04/08/02)
Interstate 55 was shut down in Scott County for a few hours Sunday afternoon after a tractor-trailer hit a guard rail and burst into flames. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the cab of the truck was engulfed in flames, but the driver escaped without injury...
Pastor teaches classes at school, prison (04/08/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- The Rev. Herman C. Lawrence conducts services and Bible studies Sunday morning and Tuesday evening at the minimum security work camp in Tamms, Ill. The rest of the week, he works with students at the Sandusky Christian School in Sandusky, Ill., a few miles south of Tamms...
Bank's grant helps 'Success by 6' to hire coordinator (04/08/02)
"Success by 6," an early childhood program coordinated by the Area Wide United Way, has moved into a new phase -- educating parents on the need for early childhood development and helping child care centers and home providers to receive additional training in early care and education of children younger than 6...
Income from peanuts slips despite boom in market (04/08/02)
VIENNA, Ga. -- U.S. peanut consumption is at a record high, but the crop's profitability for farmers has declined, prompting some growers to leave the business this year. Peanut farm income slumped to $896 million last year -- the lowest in 20 years and the second consecutive year below $1 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Meat recalls up, and government wants to know why (04/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration angered food companies when it decided after an outbreak of deadly listeria to start publicizing every recall of meat and poultry products. Consumer groups hoped the policy would spur companies to cut down on contamination incidents...
Community digest 4/8 (04/08/02)
Local group attends Lions Club convention A number of Cape Girardeau Lions Club members attended the recent convention for Lions Club District 26-D at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Attending from here were past district governor Randy Bartlett, Susan Bartlett, Mary L. ...
Fire at gas station destroys van, pumps (04/08/02)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department battalion chief Tom Hinkebein said it's amazing no one was injured in a gasoline fire Sunday afternoon at Huck's Convenience Store at 353 S. Kingshighway. The fire gutted a Dodge Caravan, badly burned a Mercury Sable, melted gasoline pumps and charred the store's canopy. No damage was done to the convenience store building...
Area Soap Box Derby coming up in May (04/08/02)
Race day is quickly approaching, according to Denise Stewart, a member of the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club's Soap Box Derby Committee. The club is sponsor of the event, a coasting race of homemade, motorless cars down an inclined brick or concrete street. It will be held on May 18 in front of Blanchard School. The event is open to boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 16...
Fraternity, sorority members kick off week of service, fun (04/08/02)
The Greek system at Southeast Missouri State University is trying to show the community this week that there's more to Greek life than parties and beer. For the start of Greek Week, hundreds volunteered at the Family Fun Fair Sunday at Arena Park, while several others collected canned food items around town...
Legion posts overwhelmed with retired flags (04/08/02)
CHICAGO -- In a burst of patriotism after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the red, white and blue of Old Glory was draped on thousands of buildings and more than a few automobiles. Now tattered and torn American flags are piling up fast at many American Legion Posts for disposal by a ceremonial fire. The numbers are overwhelming several Chicago-area American Legion posts...
Church struggles with theft by treasurer (04/08/02)
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rev. Larry Satorius thought he was taking a job as interim minister. He felt more like a private investigator. It was snooping by Satorius that uncovered massive accounting problems and forgeries at First Presbyterian Church of North Kansas City. ...
St. Louis to offer vouchers to make home payments (04/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- After living in federally subsidized housing for more than a decade, Miyoshi Simmons knows just what kind of house she wants to buy. "I want my own property," Simmons, a school bus driver and mother of a teen-age son, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I want a house with a fence and a basement -- pretty brick. And I will take good care of it."...
Volunteer gives hope to children with special needs (04/08/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was a constant struggle for Abby Gomel, 4, to feed herself. Her arms were too short to reach down to her plate, and even her therapists at the Children's Therapeutic Learning Center, a school for children with special needs in Kansas City, were giving up hope...
Reformers hope Ryan indictments revive ethics laws (04/08/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Reform groups and some lawmakers say they hope the corruption indictment against the governor's campaign committee will increase pressure on lawmakers to pass new ethics legislation. "Maybe I'm a hopeless optimist, but I can't imagine that politicians are willing to go into the fall elections without doing something," said David Morrison, coordinator for the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform...
Average teacher salary rose 31 percent in 1990s (04/08/02)
WASHINGTON -- Salaries for the nation's teachers just barely kept pace with living costs in the 1990s, rising 31 percent to about $43,000, the nation's largest teachers union said Monday. In its annual report on state spending in education, the National Education Association said teacher salaries rose 0.5 percent between 1990 and 2000 when inflation is taken into account. In many states, the union said, teachers actually lost ground to inflation...
New York Times wins record seven Pulitzer Prizes (04/08/02)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times won a record seven Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the public service award for "A Nation Challenged," a daily stand-alone section on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the war in Afghanistan...
People talk 4/8/02 (04/08/02)
Breaking up was hard for actress to do NEW YORK -- Actress Tara Reid was so devastated after her breakup with MTV's Carson Daly that she couldn't eat and sought therapy from five doctors. Reid, 26, who starred in "American Pie" and "Josie and the Pussycats" told CosmoGIRL! magazine for its May editions that she turns to her parents during difficult times. She and Daly, host of MTV's "Total Request Live" video countdown show, broke off their engagement last year...
Forced down spy plane expected back in service by end of year (04/08/02)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- A year after a collision with a fighter jet forced it to make an emergency landing in China, a U.S spy plane that was picked over and cut apart is being put back together and could be back in the air next month. The Navy EP-3 electronic surveillance plane is undergoing repairs at Lockheed-Martin in Marietta...
Atlantis blasts off with new part for space station (04/08/02)
AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Atlantis thundered into orbit Monday with a new part for the international space station, a 44-foot section of latticework that is equipped with a railcar and track. Atlantis and its seven astronauts soared into a clear sky at 4:44 p.m., four days late because of a leaky fuel line on the launch pad that had to be repaired. Gusty wind had threatened another delay, but eased by launch time...
Investors shake off IBM warning, lower prices boost Nasdaq (04/08/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street shook off a profit and revenue warning from IBM Monday, bouncing back from a sharp early drop as investors regained their confidence about a business turnaround. Blue chips declined modestly while tech shares managed a solid gain...
Rupture spills 90,000 gallons of oil (04/08/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Strong wind hampered cleanup efforts Sunday as workers tried to contain a 90,000-gallon crude oil spill off the southeast Louisiana coast. Four-foot waves made it difficult for boats called skimmers to collect the oil, BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said. By early Sunday afternoon, the Coast Guard said about 6,720 gallons had been recovered...
Sextuplets increase population of their town by half (04/08/02)
WICHITA, Kan. -- A day after their birth, the Kansas sextuplets were improving so quickly that one was able to take breast milk through a feeding tube, doctors said Sunday. Four of the infants remained on respirators, but doctors expected to begin weaning them off the machines in the next 24 to 48 hours, Dr. Katherine Schooley said...
Blair - Saddam must allow inspectors (04/08/02)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in the strongest signal yet he would back U.S. military action against Iraq, said Sunday that Saddam Hussein must allow weapons inspectors into his country "any time, any place the international community demands" or face consequences...
Arthur Andersen to lay off 7,000, citing Enron scandal fallout (04/08/02)
AP Business WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Staggered by a rapid loss of business following the Enron scandal, Arthur Andersen LLP announced Monday it is laying off about 7,000 employees, or more than a quarter of its U.S. work force. The layoffs, which Andersen had warned last month were inevitable, come with the firm's reputation in tatters, its overseas network disintegrating and dozens of U.S. companies replacing it as their auditor...
Thousands turn out for demonstrations (04/08/02)
NEW YORK -- Thousands of demonstrators filled a city block near the United Nations on Sunday to support Israel in its military offensive in the West Bank on a weekend that has drawn protesters from both sides of the conflict to the streets nationwide...
Air raid victims gather to press U.S. Embassy for compensation (04/08/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Most came from rubble-strewn corners of this city -- bowed women hidden under veils, whose shoulders shook as they told their stories; vacant-faced men who pressed their pleading letters into the hands of whoever happened by. The gathering of civilian victims from the American bombing campaign also drew Afghans from distant villages, including a father and 8-year-old daughter who alone survived in an extended family of 18 when their two houses were struck in November...
Rwandans mark eighth anniversary of genocide (04/08/02)
NYAKIBANDA, Rwanda -- A few days after Rwanda's 1994 genocide began, Immaculee Mpunga and her three children saved themselves by hiding among the bodies of people who had been hacked to death with machetes in a field outside this small village. On the ground, they smeared themselves with blood from the bodies and pretended to be dead to fool the killers who were working their way through the countryside outside Nyakibanda, about 100 miles from the capital, Kigali...
Heavy fighting in Nablus and Jenin; offensive likely to be cut (04/08/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli troops fought fierce battles with Palestinians in the West Bank on Sunday, encountering stiff resistance in the crowded Jenin refugee camp and in the winding alleyways of Nablus' Old City. At least 14 Palestinians were killed in Nablus, where dead bodies were sprawled along narrow, rubble-filled streets on the 10th day of Israel's offensive to weed out militants staging deadly terror attacks on its civilians...
International peacekeepers escape injury from rocket attack (04/08/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Chinese-made rocket exploded just yards from a camp housing international peacekeepers Sunday, the first such attack since security forces began patrolling the Afghan capital last year. Elsewhere, a U.N. team sent to the central city of Bamiyan found evidence of three mass graves apparently filled with ethnic Hazaras killed last year in the Taliban's final month in power...
Bombs in Colombia capital leave at least 12 people dead (04/08/02)
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia -- Two bombs exploded in a provincial capital of Colombia Sunday, killing 12 people, wounding dozens and stoking fears that Colombia's civil war is becoming one of indiscriminate terrorist attacks. No one claimed responsibility for the blasts in Villavicencio shortly after 1 a.m., but police suspected the country's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was behind it...
Tens of thousands mourn death of Great Britain's Queen Mother (04/08/02)
LONDON -- Tens of thousands of mourners stood in a giant, snaking line Sunday to pay their last respects to the Queen Mother, undeterred by waits of up to 12 hours, as churches across Britain gave thanks for the life of the royal matriarch. The huge, and unexpected, demand from the public to say farewell to the Queen Mother Elizabeth prompted officials to extend the opening hours of Westminster Hall until dawn on Tuesday -- just hours before the coffin is to be carried in procession to nearby Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.. ...
TV quiz show brings frowns to faces in the 'Land of Smiles' (04/08/02)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The verbal blood sport of "The Weakest Link" may seem like harmless fun in most of the 70-odd countries it has taken by storm, but in Thailand it is causing uproar. While claiming high ratings, the Thai version of the TV quiz show has reduced contestants to tears, provoked national outrage and drawn an official plea to the producers to show mercy...
Allies say al-Qaida and Taliban remain dangerous (04/08/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Six months into the war in Afghanistan, attacks on allied forces are waning and soldiers roaming the country on surveillance missions are more likely to encounter a dog fight than a firefight. But that does not mean al-Qaida and Taliban fighters have left the country or are less dangerous than initially predicted, a U.S. military spokesman said Sunday...
Israeli troops prepare to pull out of two West Bank cities (04/08/02)
Associated Press WriterJERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli troops are preparing to pull out of the West Bank towns of Qalqiliya and Tulkarem, military sources said Monday night. The plans to withdraw from the cities came two days after President Bush urged Israel to start pulling out of the West Bank without delay...
14 U.N. officers wounded in riot by Serbs in Kosovo (04/08/02)
Associated Press WriterKOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Yugoslavia (AP) -- Fourteen U.N. police officers were wounded Monday as they tried to quell a riot by hundreds of Serbs, a U.N. spokesman said. The clash was the most serious incident in months in Kosovska Mitrovica, a troubled, ethnically divided town in northern Kosovo...
Sports digest 4/8/02 (04/08/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST GYMNASTS PLACE LOW AT REGIONAL EVENT TEMPE, Ariz. -- Southeast Missouri State University gymnasts Ashley Godwin and Michelle Walker finished well off the pace during Saturday night's NCAA South Central Regional at Arizona State University...
Enthusiastic Roth again wreaking havoc for Tribe (04/08/02)
The look on his face and the way he flies around the football field tells it all. Ryan Roth is elated to be playing for Southeast Missouri State University's Indians again. "I'm ecstatic," he said with his trademark grin. "I was looking forward to spring ball, and this is just a prelude. I'm really looking forward to the season."...
Roddick pushes U.S. into semifinals (04/08/02)
HOUSTON -- Andy Roddick at last feels like he belongs on the U.S. Davis Cup team. And why shouldn't he? Backed by a serve that reached 137 mph, Roddick overpower Alberto Martin 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday to clinch the Americans' quarterfinal against Spain, 3-1...
Goosen bounces back with impressive win (04/08/02)
DULUTH, Ga. -- Retief Goosen knows how to bounce back from disappointment, which he showed again Sunday in the BellSouth Classic. The South African won for the second time in an American tournament, overcoming a dismal start to put away Phil Mickelson and claim a four-stroke victory over Jesper Parnevik...
Astros' late rally stuns Cardinals (04/08/02)
HOUSTON -- The high fly to right field that Daryle Ward hit in the bottom of the 12th inning only took two or three seconds to come down. It seemed like an eternity to him. When it finally landed, it hit the right-field foul pole and Ward had a home run that gave the Houston Astros a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday...
Blues fall to Avalanche 4-2 (04/08/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Backup goalie David Aebischer made 30 saves as the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Sunday night to move into second place overall in the Western Conference. Joe Sakic had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche, who clinched their eighth straight Northwest Division championship when the Kings beat the Oilers in overtime Saturday night...
Landscape Magic offers mulch made from tires (04/08/02)
smoyers Landscape Magic, Cape Girardeau's new wholesalers in a new kind of mulch, has opened at 1204 Meadowbrook. Owner Barbara Howard said that the business is unusual because it offers Rubberific mulch. This kind of mulch is made from 100 percent recyclable tires. ...
Punishing Nightcaps for Morning After Eternities (04/08/02)
By Tom Edwards Every social drinker has the Inner Idiot in the recesses of their mind that cajoles them to "Have just one more!" Some heed his advice, others brush it aside, and some hug and squeeze their Inner Idiot all night long. Pretty soon 'one more' turns into 'who's counting' and everybody has a jolly time-until the next morning when the full brunt of alcohol's furious wrath is felt throughout the entire vessel. ...
Let the Curtain Drop, It's Showtime (04/08/02)
By Cory Allen, Mix 96.5 The band is ready. They got into town just three short hours ago from a show in Anytown, USA, and are ready for a big show on campus at a great university. There's still tension, the kind that any true performer feels every time they go on stage. After all, if those butterflies were not there, how could one truly call himself a performer?...
Kill Your Neighbors Lawn and Drink His Beer (04/08/02)
By Mix 96.5 Resident Freak of Nature, Parker You've heard of the 'Never-ending Story', the horn o plenty and so on, but have you experienced the Never-ending bar game? It was last weekend, or the weekend before, oh I can't remember when, but it was recently and it was at a bar, so it could have been last night for all I can recall. Anyway I just remember a game of pool that would not end. Have you ever experienced a game of pool, or any bar game that simply refuses to go away?...
Musical at Notre Dame (04/08/02)
The Broadway musical "Hello, Dolly" will be presented at Notre Dame High School Auditorium, April 11 -14 at 8 pm. The cast of talented high school students will turn this production into a sure crowd-pleaser. "Hello, Dolly" is the romantic comedy of match making in 1898 Yonkers, New York. ...
Day Tripper - Mingo Refuge (04/08/02)
By Donna Denson Now that the weather's turning warmer (ok, it's actually 20 degrees one day and 60 the next), take a hike. I mean, literally, take a hike in Mingo National Wildlife Refuge located just north of Puxico off State Hwy 51. The Mingo swamp was formed about 18,000 years ago when the Mississippi River shifted to the east, leaving a dense swamp to form in its abandoned channel. ...
Cherokee Pride (04/08/02)
The intriguing paintings of Cape artist and art teacher Paul White Eagle will be featured April 10 and 12 at Cherokee Trails Gallery and Gift Shop. The accomplished artist is a chief of an American Indian tribe that originated in this area. Paul White Eagle will be on hand from 10 - 5 on April 10 and 1-8 on April 26 to meet visitors, answer questions and sign autographs. A display of his colorful art will also be for sale...
Movie Review - Blade II (04/08/02)
Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community, resulting in Reapers. Reapers are a different breed of vampire so consumed with bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans turning all they bite into Reapers as well. ...
Miami Mambo (04/08/02)
With its entire complement of 50 dancers, Miami City Ballet will be on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University to conduct master classes, lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions, a keynote address, and a full-length performance at Forrest H. Rose Theatre. The internationally renowned ballet will perform April 8-10 to sold out shows...
A Myriad Of Music (04/08/02)
Spring concert at historic church downtown Enjoy the choral music of Western Europe, which includes music of the Renaissance and Baroque masters - Palestrina, Percell and Bach, plus works by Mozart and Rutter. The Southeast Missouri State University Choir will present its Spring Concert at 8 pm on Thursday, April 11, in Old St. Vincent's Church...
Mystikaleidoscopes (04/08/02)
ARIES As Mercury, planet of the mind, moves into your birth sign today, it's an ideal time to think ahead. What you decide on today will be what you work on for the next several weeks, so carefully decide what you really want and then use all your Aries energy to make your dreams come true...
Parker's Pick - John Mayer-Room For Squares (04/08/02)
Lasses and lads it's time for a round of Parker's Pick, by which critical music purchasing decisions should never be based. This round we will be reviewing up and comer John Mayer and his CD, Room For Squares. Mayer has managed to stay over five weeks in the 5 top of Parker's CD Preference Chart (that's PCDP Chart). Now, enjoy an unbiased review, based solely on taste and not on music industry politics...
Local theatre and music events (04/08/02)
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CAPE April 3 Comedy Club, Willy Beach Club April 5 Airing in Stereo, Broussard's ; Mix 96.5 DJ, Jeremiah's; Andrew Kerr and Dale Haskell, Grace's Cafe April 6 Airing in Stereo, Broussard's April 7 Water Street Band at the River City Yacht Club/Port Cape...
Movie review and comparison (04/08/02)
Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust By Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya Vampire Hunter D is one of the classics that sparks peoples interest in Japanese animation. The story is of a young girl, Doris, who is bitten by Count Magnus Lee and is forced to find a way to kill him before she turns into a vampire. ...
The Dharma Bum (04/08/02)
By Jaysen Buterin "Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable, or am I miserable because I listen to pop music?" -John Cusack, High Fidelity In the grand scheme of things boys and girls, you have to ask yourself what really matters? Do you choose life? Do you choose a job, a career, or a family? Do you choose a flippin' big television? Do you choose washing machines, automobiles, CD players, or electrical tin openers? Do you choose good health, low cholesterol, or dental insurance? What about fixed interest mortgage repayments and a starter home? Do you choose your friends, leisurewear, and matching fabrics? What if you chose to DIY and wonder who the hell you are on a Sunday morning? Or how about choosing to sit on that couch, watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, shoveling junk food into your mouth all day? What if you chose to hang up and drive? What if you chose not to choose, ergo, by not delineating an exact penchant for one path or the other you have already aligned yourself in motion. ...
"A Pacific Coast Party" In Cape (04/08/02)
The boys from San Jose bring their West Coast vibe to Cape for one energy packed performance. Smashmouth will take the stage at the Show Me Center on Tuesday, April 30. The show is part of the College Television Network Tour featuring an on-campus activity village with displays, contests, and giveaways from the tour sponsors...
Rock Invades Carbondale (04/08/02)
By Donna Denson The MTV Campus Invasion brings an evening of great rock music to southern Illinois. Bands Nickelback, Default, and Injected will grace the SIU Arena stage on Friday, April 19. NICKELBACK From their latest album, Silver Side Up, Nickelback's "Too Bad" is following in the footsteps of the band's monster crossover hit "How You Remind Me." The song is at Number 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart, and it's at Number Six on the Radio & Records Mainstream Rock chart. ...
Irish actor plays LBJ in 'Path to War' (04/08/02)
PASADENA, Calif. -- He's appeared on the stage, television and in dozens of films, but many people don't really seem to know much about Michael Gambon -- like how his name should be pronounced. "They call me 'Gambone,'" the 61-year-old actor says. "I say, 'How can it be Gambone without an e on the end!' But I've given up now."...
MTV and VH1 headed in opposite directions (04/08/02)
NEW YORK -- One man largely symbolizes the divergent fortunes of sister stations MTV and VH1. Can you believe it's Ozzy Osbourne? MTV has him, and the reality sitcom starring the frazzled heavy-metal legend and his family has become the kind of water-cooler hit that cable executives only dream of. "The Osbournes" has helped MTV build the biggest audience in its history...
McDonald's testing beef from Australia, New Zealand (04/08/02)
McDonald's is joining Burger King and other fast-food chains in buying beef from overseas, citing a shortage of the U.S. meat that's lean enough to make their burgers. "The supply just isn't there," said McDonald's Corp. spokesman Walt Riker. For now, McDonald's is testing the imported beef in about 400 of its 13,000 U.S. restaurants, all in the Southeast. Customers won't know the difference, he said. "We're running a small test using some beef that is top quality."...
Credit scores driving up insurance premiums (04/08/02)
Missourians, along with millions of other Americans, have seen high increases to their insurance rates over the last year, but it's not because they've become poorer drivers, more frequent victims of natural disaster or even that they're filing more claims...
From worst to first - Denny's chain buries racist image (04/08/02)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A decade ago, the restaurant chain Denny's was nearly synonymous with racism. Some of the restaurants were accused of making blacks prepay, not serving them as quickly as whites and sometimes not serving blacks at all. In one case, black Secret Service agents assigned to protect the president said they sat unserved until the whites around them had finished eating...
People you should know/Michael Morgan (04/08/02)
  • Age: 47 years young Key responsibilities: As the fire marshal, I conduct plan reviews of all commercial construction and remodeling projects for fire safety and life safety components, ensuring that the plans meet the code requirements. I also do on-site job inspections during and at the completion of construction. ...
  • People on the move 4/8/02 (04/08/02)
    Rosanswank appointed marketing director Magna-Tel Inc., has appointed Donna Rosanswank to marketing director. Rosanswank is responsible for all aspects of marketing the Magna-Tel line and managing the customer service and sales department...
    Business memo 04/08/02 (04/08/02)
    Big River to get grant to support Internet services Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has announced that the Big River Telephone Co. of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a $290,591 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funds are intended to be used to support Internet services in Scott, Dunklin and Stoddard counties...
    Baby boomers rethink their ideas about retirement (04/08/02)
    It was a great notion -- retiring at 55, maybe as late as 60, while still enjoying the same fabulous lifestyle of travel, good food, theater and more. For many baby boomers, it vanished along with billions of dollars in the stock market or jobs lost in the economic downturn. It turned out their retirement plans were really pipe dreams...
    Edna Burton (04/08/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Edna Mae Burton, 57, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her home. She was born April 22, 1944, at Anniston, Mo., daughter of Albert and Helen Gibson Coram. She and William D. Burton were married Dec. 23, 1964. He died Nov. 20, 1987...
    Melvin Brothers (04/08/02)
    Melvin Brothers, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
    David Weaver (04/08/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- David M. Weaver, 73, of Anna died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Lancaster County, Penn., son of David O. and Lizzie Martin Weaver. He and Lizzie Horst were married Jan. 20, 1951. Weaver was a member and deacon of Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church east of Anna. He was a farmer, feed grinder and carpenter...
    G.C. Harrell Jr. (04/08/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- G.C. Harrell Jr., 53, of Chaffee died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born April 26, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, son of G.C. Harrell Sr. and Stella Christine George. He and Catherine Buell were married Oct. 8, 1971...
    Mary Stringer (04/08/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Mary Alice Stringer, 80, of Ullin died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Wetaug, Ill., daughter of Leroy and Nannie Bagby Stoner. She and Charles Stringer were married March 16, 1946. He died Aug. 11, 1999...
    Charles Roberts (04/08/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Charles Rodney Roberts, 53, of Oran died Friday, April 5, 2002, at the family home in Oran. He was born at Vanduser, Mo., on July 19, 1948, to the late James Henry and Mary Ellen Riston Roberts. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. He graduated from Oran High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
    Vernon Sander (04/08/02)
    Vernon Henry Sander, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 20, 1924, at Cape Girardeau, son of Henry W. and Mary Kiehne Sander. He was raised by his father and stepmother, Emma Neumeyer Sander. He and Jean K. Nothdurft were married Aug. 22, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
    Cape police report 4/8 (04/08/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 8 ArrestsThree juveniles were arrested Saturday for trespassing at 101 S. Pacific. Lisa D. Swain of Hanover, Md., was arrested Saturday for traffic offenses and issued a summons for operating motor vehicle without two working headlights and failure to wear a seat belt...
    Cape fire report 4/8 (04/08/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 8 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following call:At 8:51 p.m., an illegal burning at Emily. On Sunday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 11:31 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1507 Sprigg. At 3:09 p.m., a gas station fire at 353 S. Kingshighway...
    Out of the past 4/8/02 (04/08/02)
    10 years ago: April 8, 1992 Kathy Swan, who emphasized need for better communication between Cape Girardeau Board of Education and community, won election Tuesday to one-year term on board; she defeated Jeff Daniel by nearly 2-1 margin; incumbents Ed Thompson and Lyle Davis won re-election to three-year terms, running unopposed...
    State budgets scarf up tobacco payments (04/08/02)
    Spending taxpayers' money not only corrupts bureaucrats who have the authority to spend (see editorial above), it also affects elected officials whose tasks include balancing state budgets. As a result, billions of dollars in anticipated tobacco-settlement payments are being sold off to plug holes in state budgets, which is a far cry from the noble-sounding refrains that were sung so loudly when 46 states targeted the deep pockets of Big Tobacco...
    The high price of government corruption (04/08/02)
    Use of competitive bids in government spending has long been held up as a necessary safeguard against preferential treatment and other underhanded schemes involving taxpayers' money. But such bidding requirements have been the target of barbs as well. One common punch line: Government relies on equipment and goods provided by the lowest bidder -- meaning, the items and services that cost the least might also be the shoddiest...
    Scorecard aims to gauge voting on environment (04/08/02)
    To the editor: A recent letter was critical of coverage of the League of Conservation Voters' 2001 national environmental scorecard as an example of "the media promoting liberalism in the guise of protecting the environment" for including votes on campaign-finance reform and international family planning...
    Speak Out A 04/09/02 (04/08/02)
    Stick to standard WHY DO we still have daylight-saving time? Why not stay with standard time all year long? Asleep at the wheel THE DEMOCRATS are wailing and moaning, "Oh, Mr. Bush has gotten us into these wars and turmoils. Where's Bill Clinton? He kept us all so safe." What a joke. ...
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