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Stories from Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Bill to tap Rainy Day Fund may be in trouble (04/09/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With barely a word of debate, the House of Representatives on Monday gave first-round approval to raiding the state's reserve fund to balance the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. However, the vote was an indication the plan will have significant trouble winning final passage...
Rep. Emerson wants Congress to open up oil drilling in Alaska (04/09/02)
Congress should allow oil drilling in a national wildlife refuge in Alaska rather than continue to rely on oil from Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Monday while traveling in Southeast Missouri. The House voted to allow the drilling last summer, but the Senate has yet to act...
High-definition TV signals coming May 1 (04/09/02)
Cape Girardeau television station KFVS-TV is scheduled to begin broadcasting high-definition signals May 1, meeting the mandated deadline of a Federal Communications Commission eager to put the new technology in the homes of consumers. But people in the television industry doubt many in the station's broadcast area will be watching at this point...
Illinois man sentenced in car, purse theft (04/09/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- An Illinois man who led Cape Girardeau police on a high-speed chase through the city was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison. Robert Wiley, 24, of Liberty, Ill., entered an Alford plea last month to two counts of second-degree robbery...
Choreographer Balanchine made ballet dancers move (04/09/02)
Choreographer George Balanchine had one mission, says Edward Villella, who danced many roles Balanchine created at the New York City Ballet in the 1950s and 1960s. "He understood it was his responsibility to take us out of the 19th century," Villella said. "Any art form has to move forward. You can't just stay there."...
HDTV has the most lines on screen (04/09/02)
High-definition television, HDTV, provides the highest-quality picture and sound currently available. The resolution approaches the quality of 35mm movies and CD sound. Standard definition television, a digital alternative comparable to the quality of a DVD, has 525 scanning lines compared to 1,125 for HDTV. Analog sets have only 400 lines...
City Beat - Student perspectives on Cape Public Schools (04/09/02)
Robert Grant is a fourth-grader at Jefferson Elementary. Delaina Exon is in the eighth grade at Central High School. Philece Brooks is a member of the Graduating Class of 2002. From fourth grade to eighth grade, and from eighth grade to twelfth grade, the students all have a love for school...
Feedback 4/9 (04/09/02)
The Class of 2morrow wants to hear from you for some upcoming stories to be published. Tell us what's great about your bedroom. Can you describe why your personal space is great in 150 words or less? Send us your comments or decorating dreams by April 17 for an upcoming story...
The FAQs of college life (04/09/02)
Campus tours give prospective students a better glimpse of university life than brochures offer, but are students getting all the information they need to be successful? This is the second in a two-part series examining college choices and the options students have when selecting a university...
People and things 4/9/02 (04/09/02)
Bond's office accepting academy applications Sen. Kit Bond is accepting applications for the U.S. Service Academies for the class beginning in 2003. Nominations to the Air Force, West Point, Merchant Marine and Naval Academies are available for qualified applicants...
Plea closes shootout case (04/09/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A man who ended his best friend's violent rampage by killing him in a barroom shootout pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor weapons charge. Cleared of homicide charges in the shooting death of Winford S. Griffith, Cleo Johns, 64, of Cape Girardeau pleaded guilty to taking a loaded weapon into a public assemblage. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Johns was fined $500 and court costs, and the case is closed...
Trial date set for man accused in armed standoff (04/09/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A bench trial has been set for a man police say held his family hostage during a tense, armed standoff. Cleties Allen Ford, 39, of Cape Girardeau goes to trial May 16 before Judge John Grimm. He's charged with three counts of false imprisonment and one count each of unlawful use of a weapon and domestic assault...
Falwell - U.S. lost 'biblical mind' (04/09/02)
America wouldn't have problems with abortion, same-sex marriage, pornography, adultery, racism, violence or terrorism today if it hadn't lost track of its moral compass years ago, said the Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell. Falwell, an internationally known evangelist and often controversial figure, spoke to a crowd of about 1,200 Monday night at the Show Me Center. ...
Feel the force in aerial combat game (04/09/02)
You'd better hope the Force is with you if you plan to come out victorious in "Star Wars Jedi Starfighter." An excellent new game from LucasArts for the PlayStation 2 adds to the vast collection of titles available using the hugely popular Star Wars movie series as a base...
Execution opponents say Kreutzer abused as child (04/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Those trying to save the life of Paul Kreutzer are divided about why he should be spared a lethal injection. His lawyers and death penalty opponents say that Kreutzer committed a brutal murder, but the frightening abuse he allegedly suffered as a child should be enough to excuse him from death...
Kelly school officials look at options after election loss (04/09/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Kelly School District and its superintendent, Don Moore, may have lost another battle concerning the reoccurring bond issue, but the war is far from over. Ironically, the latest defeat has supplied the school with encouragement. "It's very disappointing that the bond issue failed," Moore said, "but it's also encouraging because it didn't fail miserably."...
Battlefield yields new secrets about Civil War battle (04/09/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An archaeological dig at the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield has yielded several artifacts that historians hope will give a more accurate account of the bloody Civil War battle. Area volunteers and researchers from the Midwest Archaeological Center in Lincoln, Neb., unearthed about 400 artifacts last week, using metal detectors and trowels at the battlefield southwest of Springfield...
Some say Lambert tunnel needs sprinklers (04/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Some critics question why Missouri's first highway tunnel, scheduled to open in 2004, won't include a fire sprinkler system. But officials defend the design of the 1,400-foot Lindbergh Boulevard tunnel and say it will be safe. The tunnel is part of the expansion plan at Lambert Airport and will pass beneath a new runway due to be ready in 2006. The apparent low bid of $49.02 million on the tunnel is being reviewed...
Holden backs KC stadium and cultural plan (04/09/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Months after backing a St. Louis stadium and downtown development plan, Gov. Bob Holden proclaimed his support Monday for a Kansas City stadium plan linked to the renewal of a local sales tax. Holden said the proposal to renovate the homes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals and pump money into regional cultural projects would "build economic security and create high-wage jobs for Missouri families."...
Parents, Southwest spar over future of laboratory school (04/09/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- State budget woes won't force Southwest Missouri State University to close its Greenwood Laboratory School, but parents and administrators are at odds over the school's future mission. Greenwood, located on the university's campus and operated by its College of Education, was opened nearly a century ago to train teachers and develop new teaching techniques...
Airlines have fewer flights; more of them are on time (04/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Fewer airline flights last year meant more of them were on time -- and less luggage was lost. So says an annual study on airline quality, which found that customer service improved as airlines pared flights and carried fewer passengers...
Overseas competition eroding American edge in spy satellites (04/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Pictures from sharp-eyed satellites, once the domain of the United States and Russia, are becoming so easy to obtain that the military may have to alter its strategies knowing adversaries with a minimum of know-how and money can be watching...
U.S. tax burden falling more on wealthy people (04/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Another way the rich are different: They pay the lion's share of the nation's income tax bill. The wealthiest 5 percent pay more than half the taxes, while people in the bottom half pay just 4 percent. The annual federal tax deadline for most of America is next Monday...
Fired Anderson auditor admits he shreded Enron documents (04/09/02)
Associated Press WriterHOUSTON (AP) -- The Arthur Andersen auditor who oversaw Enron's books pleaded guilty Tuesday to ordering the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a deal that could break the scandal wide open...
Police - Someone contaminating milk with antibiotics (04/09/02)
JAVA CENTER, N.Y. -- Someone has been sneaking onto dairy farms at night in western New York and putting antibiotics into milk storage tanks and injecting cows with the drugs, police say. The tampering has ruined about 48,000 gallons of milk at a cost to farmers of thousands of dollars, state police Lt. John Hibsch said...
Oil markets calmer as Iraq's embargo fails to gain support (04/09/02)
AP Business WriterLONDON (AP) -- Oil prices retreated Tuesday as Iran and Libya held back from joining Iraq's suspension of crude shipments to countries allied with Israel. OPEC Secretary-general Ali Rodriguez said the oil producers' group is opposed to an oil embargo, and some analysts expected Saudi Arabia and other moderate OPEC members to quietly boost their output to cover any serious shortfall in global supplies...
May to open 212 new stores by end of 2006 (04/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- May Department Stores Co. plans to open more than 200 new stores by the end of 2006, pouring billions of dollars into expansion as the St. Louis-based retailer and its counterparts bid to counter the popularity of discounters. May, which operates such stores as Lord & Taylor, Famous-Barr and The Jones Store, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday it looks to open 62 new department stores and at least 150 bridal group stores over the next five years...
Nation digest 04/09/02 (04/09/02)
Atlantis blasts off with part for space station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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...
New York Times wins record seven Pulitzers (04/09/02)
NEW YORK -- 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. The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times each won two of American journalism's most prestigious awards in a year when eight of the 14 prizes went to coverage of the attacks and their aftermath...
Bush urges volunteering with police, emergency crews (04/09/02)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- President Bush on Monday revived his appeal for Americans to do their part against terrorism by volunteering with police and emergency crews. "We need this participation from our citizenry," he said. The president toured a citizens police academy here and talked with mayors about funds for the Citizen Corps he wants to expand to augment local emergency response...
Lawyer, three others charged with aiding imprisoned militant (04/09/02)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney and three other people were indicted Tuesday on charges they helped an Islamic militant imprisoned in the United States communicate with his followers in Egypt. The indictment accuses the defendants of supporting the Egyptian-based terrorist organization known as the Islamic Group by passing messages "to and from the imprisoned Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman."...
Stocks fall, tech shares drop sharply on fears about Cisco (04/09/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors sold technology shares sharply lower Tuesday amid rumors that Cisco Systems will be the next company to warn of weaker profits. Blue chips also fell, compounding losses ran up Monday after IBM reduced its earnings outlook...
Israel remembers Holocaust victims during ceremony (04/09/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel paused Monday to remember the 6 million Jews who were killed during World War II in a memorial day that began with a ceremony at Yad Vashem, the national shrine devoted to Holocaust research and remembrance. Restaurants and places of entertainment closed as the remembrance day began at sundown...
13 Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack (04/09/02)
Associated Press WriterJENIN, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian militants ambushed Israeli soldiers during intense fighting in a refugee camp Tuesday, opening fire from rooftops and setting off explosions that collapsed a building on troops in a narrow alley, the Israeli military said. Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed and nine wounded...
Israeli troops begin pullout from two West Bank towns (04/09/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Under growing U.S. and world pressure, Israel began withdrawing Tuesday from two of the West Bank cities it occupied, Palestinian security sources said. Tanks were rumbling out of Tulkarem and Qalqiliya as troops left buildings and schools after about a week's occupation, Palestinian security sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity...
Oil prices surge after Saddam announces cut in crude exports (04/09/02)
LONDON -- Oil prices surged Monday in a fresh wave of anxiety after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cut off crude exports to demonstrate support for the Palestinians in their struggle with Israel. Saddam announced that Iraq would suspend oil exports starting Monday for 30 days or until Israel withdraws from Palestinian territories...
Church standoff threatens Israel-Vatican relations (04/09/02)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Christian leaders called on Israel to leave this biblical city after a gunbattle and fire erupted Monday around the Church of the Nativity, site of a weeklong standoff between Israeli soldiers and armed Palestinians that appeared to be straining relations between Israel and the Vatican...
IRA scraps more weapons in boost to Belfast peace accord (04/09/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army has scrapped more guns and explosives in a secret ceremony, North American weapons inspectors announced Monday, to the praise of politicians from Britain and Ireland. The widely expected move -- more than five months after the shadowy organization made history by starting down the road to disarmament -- bolstered the key achievement of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace accord, a Catholic-Protestant government that includes the IRA's Sinn Fein party.. ...
Powell comes under pressure (04/09/02)
CASABLANCA, Morocco -- Arab leaders pressured Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday to do more to halt Israel's military sweep in the West Bank in defiance of President Bush's fresh call for a swift pullback. "I meant what I said," the president declared in the United States...
Fighting Buddhists wage war on drugs in Thailand (04/09/02)
GOLDEN HORSE MONASTERY, Thailand -- He was a soldier and champion boxer but now the burly abbot leads a band of "Little Buddhas," some as young as 7, who practice martial arts and meditation, then ride into the mountains to fight the scourge of drugs...
From quiet, neutral Sweden, a warplane in search of a home (04/09/02)
LINKOEPING, Sweden -- It's not an obvious place for a fighter jet factory: a sleepy town in a country at peace for almost 200 years that is better known for making safe cars (Volvos) and do-it-yourself furniture (Ikea). Yet on the gleaming production floors of the Saab aircraft plant in Linkoeping, a two-hour train ride southwest of Stockholm, one of the world's most advanced combat planes is being assembled...
In Nablus' embattled Old City, a trail of destruction (04/09/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Brandishing the bandaged stump that remained of his right arm after an emergency amputation in a mosque-turned-field hospital in the ruined heart of Nablus' Old City, the teen-age Palestinian gunman was still defiant. "I will keep fighting until we are liberated," 19-year-old Abed Taqouk said Monday, coolly smoking a cigarette as the groans of dozens of wounded rose around him...
Afghan defense minister survives bombing attack (04/09/02)
Kidnapped Italian priest released after six months (04/09/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- With the safe recovery Monday of an Italian priest abducted by Muslim rebels in the Philippines six months ago, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo vowed to step up the fight against gangs who kidnap for ransom. Giuseppe "Beppe" Pierantoni, 45, was kidnapped Oct. 17 in southern Zamboanga del Sur province by the "Pentagon" group, believed to be composed of former Muslim separatist rebels. The group is on Washington's list of terrorist organizations...
Jackson golfer earns top meet award; team second (04/09/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jackson golfer Kyle Perry fired a 73 Monday to claim medalist at the 15-team Poplar Bluff Invitational at Ozark Ridge Golf Course. Perry's 3-over-par round, which nipped Poplar Bluff's Ben Brummitt by a stroke, helped Jackson to a second-place showing as the Indians finished just a shot behind Jonesboro, Ark., in the team competition. ...
Otahks coach keeps busy two weeks into new job (04/09/02)
B.J. Smith hasn't really had time to settle into his office yet. Not that it matters. "I've got a phone and phone numbers. That's the most important thing," Smith said with a laugh. Smith has been working the telephone feverishly because the spring signing period begins Wednesday and Southeast Missouri State University's new women's basketball coach is trying to make up ground after being hired two weeks ago...
Smith hits his stride, lands in No. 2 pitching position (04/09/02)
It's not that Brandon Smith was horrible during his first three years as a Southeast Missouri State University pitcher. But his statistics entering this season gave no indication that he would develop into one of the Indians' top hurlers and also one of the best in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Yankees win 6th straight, top Blue Jays (04/09/02)
TORONTO -- Robin Ventura had six RBIs and Alfonso Soriano had a career-high five hits as the New York Yankees won their sixth straight since an opening-day loss, a 16-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Soriano and Ventura both hit three-run homers and rookie Nick Johnson added a two-run shot for the Yankees, who had 22 hits, including nine in an eight-run sixth inning. ...
Scoring, home runs plunge in season's first week (04/09/02)
NEW YORK -- Pitchers are striking back. While Barry Bonds seems immune, home runs during the first week of the season dropped to their lowest level in five years and scoring plunged to its lowest point since 1993. It's not just Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling who have made runs disappear. There were 14 shutouts in the opening week, up from eight last season...
New Olympic cartoon duo not a hit with Greeks (04/09/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- When the Olympics return to Greece, Phevos and Athena will have the world at their swollen feet. The grinning mascots carry the nation's hopes that the 2004 Games will be a success. But since their launch on April 4, the ungainly duo have failed to warm the hearts of many people here, who view the creations as bland and even un-Greek...
Biggio-powered Astros spoil Rockies' home opener (04/09/02)
DENVER -- Craig Biggio hit for the cycle and drove in four runs, leading the Houston Astros over Colorado 8-4 Monday in the Rockies' home opener. Lance Berkman hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run drive off Denny Neagle (1-1) in the third, and Roy Oswalt (2-0) sent the Rockies to their fourth consecutive loss, allowing three runs and 10 hits in seven innings...
Kenseth picks up second victory of season (04/09/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Maybe practice is overrated. Matt Kenseth won the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on Monday despite running only five laps in practice at Texas Motor Speedway. His few laps came Friday, before he blew an engine. Saturday's practice was rained out, and more wet weather Sunday postponed the race, leaving everyone guessing about chassis set-ups on the repaved 1 1/2-mile oval...
Coach, opponent defeat common foe - cancer (04/09/02)
TORONTO -- One is a player in his prime felled by cancer at the start of the season. He now returns with his team close to its first trip to the NHL playoffs in three years. The other is a veteran coach who underwent a stem cell transplant to beat cancer. He now gets a chance for a rare milestone...
Sports digest 4/9/02 (04/09/02)
AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL HOSTS EASTERN ILLINOIS TODAY Southeast Missouri State University's softball team will try to climb in the Ohio Valley Conference standings today when the Otahkians host Eastern Illinois in a 3 p.m. doubleheader...
Cancer patients battle to keep the pounds on (04/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Ric Haury is fighting both tonsil cancer and a second battle -- trying not to waste away, even as the radiation and chemotherapy needed to save him make it impossible to eat normally. First a week of nausea. Then a throat too painfully swollen to swallow anything more solid than gravy-laden mashed potatoes. Then his appetite disappeared. Now his saliva has, too...
St. John's wort weakens punch of cancer drug (04/09/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- St. John's wort appears to interfere powerfully with a common cancer drug and can reduce its punch for weeks after people stop taking the herbal supplement, a study shows. St. John's wort is often taken as an over-the-counter remedy for mild depression, though its effectiveness has been questioned. Doctors also know the herb can interfere with the body's use of a variety of other medicines...
Waiting for the Big One (04/09/02)
Ever since a minor earthquake was reported just south of Cape Girardeau a few weeks ago I have been on the lookout for the Big One. I remember back in 1990 when Iben Browning predicted a major earthquake would hit on the New Madrid fault Dec. 3. At the time I was a sixth-grader in St. Charles, Mo...
Tillie Pobst (04/09/02)
Tillie Mae Pobst, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born July 25, 1910, at Lusk Chapel, Mo., daughter of Lawrence and Effie Knight Pobst Sr. Pobst was a seamstress at Ely Walker, and then worked at Florsheim Shoe Co. 32 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church at Commerce, Mo...
George Gerler (04/09/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- George V. Gerler, 81, of Perryville died Monday, April 8, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 3, 1921, at Altenburg, Mo., son of Rudolph C. and Dorothea K. Mueller Gerler. He and Lorna Pilz were married Dec. 26, 1943...
Brenda Deaver (04/09/02)
Brenda Faye Deaver, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 5, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 28, 1944, at Advance, Mo., daughter of Clyde W. and Ruth L. Clark Bess. Deaver was a computer analyst. There is no visitation or service. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Elmer Dysinger (04/09/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- Elmer W. Dysinger, 88, of Delta died Monday, April 8, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1913, in Advance, Mo., son of Dave and Dora Elfrink Dysinger. He and Veda Mizell were married April 19, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. Dysinger was a member of First Baptist Church, and was a 32nd Degree Mason...
Earl Nation (04/09/02)
WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Earl Stanley Nation, 71, of Whitewater died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 23, 1931, at Illmo, Mo., son of John Louis and Lilly Florence Blankenship Nation. He and Corena Evelyn Bucher were married June 9, 1951, at Fornfelt, Mo...
Melvin Brothers (04/09/02)
Melvin Benjamin Brothers, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Schweikert Brothers. He and Thelma Reed were married July 3, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
Merlin Schroeder (04/09/02)
WITTENBERG, Mo. -- Merlin M. Schroeder, 66, of Wittenberg died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 24, 1936, in Perry County, Mo., son of Joseph and Bertha Frances Perr Schroeder. Schroeder worked at East Perry Lumber Co. He was a member and custodian at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo., and was sexton of the church cemetery...
Bardis Wiseman (04/09/02)
Bardis Wiseman, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Births 4/9/02 (04/09/02)
Chittenden Son to David and Cheryl Chittenden of Sikeston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:21 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2002. Name, Ben Richard. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Chittenden is the former Cheryl Duncan, daughter of Charles and Charlotte Duncan of Wyatt, Mo., and Patricia Hudson of Anniston, Mo. ...
Scott City Elementary (04/09/02)
A Honor Roll 5th Grade - Jacob Azinger, Candice Corgan, Caitlyn Cotner, Ethan Irvin, Samuel Irvin, Damon Javenes, Amy Lawman, Hailey Medlin, Afton Riddle, Cody Seyer, Ethan Weatherspoon. 4th Grade - Michael Bohn, Olivia Bradshaw, Hayley Compass, Blake Crail, Brandon Deprow, Katie Diebold, Lisa Farrar, Corey Gettings, Marshall Glaus, Lindsey Hadley, Krista Lafentres, Lauren McClellan, Troy Phegley, Zachary Pobst, Shannon Raz, Rachel Reed, Brooke Simpson, Kaitlyn Twidwell.. ...
Cape fire report 4/9 (04/09/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 9 Firefighters responded to these calls Sunday:At 4:32 p.m., a medical assist at 2719 Flora Hills. At 5:32 p.m., a medical assist at 526 Cape Meadows. At 6:26 p.m., a medical assist at 2812 Luce. Firefighters responded to these calls Monday:At 12:01 p.m., an alarm sounding at 900 Normal...
Jackson police report 4/9 (04/09/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 9 DWISammy Lee Davis, 45, 321 S. Spring, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated. Misty Lynn Stewart, 21, 36 N. Pindwood, was arrested Monday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsBroshawn Depree Egson, 26, 212 S. Lorimier, was arrested Monday for fleeing arrest...
Out of the past 4/9/02 (04/09/02)
10 years ago: April 9, 1992 Cape Girardeau director of elementary education, Richard Bollwerk, also will be assigned as principal of Washington Elementary School for coming year; school board made that decision at special meeting Wednesday attended by about 35 people; board had earlier proposed to eliminate full-time principal at the school in order to cut school district costs...
Queen Mother - Anchor in a royal storm (04/09/02)
Today's funeral for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, marks the end of a long life that, more than any of the modern royals, personified the dignity and charm so beloved by millions of British subjects -- and a good many Americans as well. While America cast off royal trappings with the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War, many of its present-day citizens still harbor a certain affection for the mysterious royal world that embodies a rich, lavish and private lifestyle most of us will never experience firsthand.. ...
Balancing rights with immigration laws (04/09/02)
While some immigrant-rights groups contend illegal aliens are entitled to all the basic human rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled -- in a split 5-4 decision along ideological lines -- that illegal workers do not have the same rights as U.S. citizens who are mistreated on the job...
Caregivers need to focus on best care for patients (04/09/02)
To the editor: I am a certified nurse assistant who does patient care at St. Francis Medical Center. I supported the nurses who were and are anti-union. I am proud of St. Francis and all it stands for. We chose this line of work because we care. St. ...
Mideast friction may date back to Abraham (04/09/02)
To the editor: It is not unreasonable to assume that the animosity of the Mideastern world toward the Western world and the Jews may have had its beginnings at the birth of Abraham's two sons. Ishmael was the son of Hagar, an Egyptian handmaiden to Sarah, Abraham's wife. Isaac was Sarah's son. Bad blood developed very early between the sons and mothers, culminating in the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael...
Speak Out A 04/09/02 (04/09/02)
Same kind of problem THE PROBLEM the Israelis are having with the Palestinians is very much the same as the problem we had with the American Indians in the 19th century. I'm confident we will help the Israelis settle their Palestinian problem the same way that we settled the American Indian problem...
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