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Counties want out of juvenile project (04/18/02)
ASKING FOR MONEY BACK By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The Bollinger and Perry County commissions don't want to help pay for a new juvenile center in Cape Girardeau County. They say the law is on their side and they want their money back...
Cape Veteran Home volunteers honored (04/18/02)
In September volunteers at the Missouri Veterans Home will pass the quarter-million mark in hours worked since the home opened in June 1990. The 221 registered volunteers were honored recently at the annual Volunteer Recognition Night, with a dinner and ceremony in the facility's dining room...
Community briefs 4/18 (04/18/02)
Community Caring Council to give awards The Community Caring Council will hold its annual breakfast and business meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. Guest speakers will include former state Rep. Mary Kasten, founder of the Community Caring Council, and state Rep. Jason Crowell...
Assessment of community will survey area's services (04/18/02)
The survey phase of the community assessment process will get under way soon. "Surveys will be sent to local businesses, service providers, labor unions and other associations to determine what services are currently being provided in the community and what services are needed," said Chrissy Warren of the Community Caring Council...
Briefly 4/18 (04/18/02)
Flower arrangement lesson part of luncheon Spring flowers are in full bloom, and area gardeners can learn how to make arrangements with cut flowers during an upcoming luncheon. The Council of Garden Clubs will hold a luncheon at noon Saturday in the lobby of the Family Life Center at Centenary United Methodist Church. A pianist will provide music during the meal. Following the luncheon, Judy Sheets will give a lecture and demonstration about flower arranging...
Pre-jazz festival concert tonight (04/18/02)
The Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform a pre-jazz festival concert tonight at the River City Yacht Club. The show will begin at 9 p.m. A $3 cover will be charged. The ensemble directed by Barry Bernhardt will also perform at the Clark Terry Jazz Festival Saturday in "An Evening of Jazz" with trumpet legend Clark Terry...
State historic preservation group seeks input on program (04/18/02)
Historic preservation in Missouri has increased tourism, created new jobs and led to economic revitalization of some older business districts throughout the state. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' State Historic Preservation Office is looking for ways to improve its comprehensive preservation plan for the state...
Tickets won in auction turn into generous gift by couple (04/18/02)
Amy Schoenbeck, 22, of Ellis Grove, Ill., is going to be in the front row after all. After a 4 a.m. journey for prime tickets went awry the day Kenny Chesney's concert tickets went on sale, Schoenbeck got lucky recently when a couple she frequently serves at a buffet restaurant handed her front-row tickets...
Old building was Old Houck Field House (04/18/02)
"This is an easy one," said Tom Lett. "It's the old field house at Benton, Mo." Lett was looking at a recent photograph on the Faces & Places page of the Southeast Missourian. Jim Wilhelm agreed with Lett. "The old Benton gym was patterned after the old field house at Will Mayfield Community College at Marble Hill," said Wilhelm. In recent years, the Benton Chamber of Commerce has remodeled the old gym, and it is being used as a community center...
Educational movement - Cape schools pack for massive move (04/18/02)
Want to help? If you would like to volunteer to help the Cape Girardeau School District move on May 23 and 24 contact any school district principal for details. Cape Girardeau schools are packing up for massive move By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian...
Campaign to acquire new police dog beats fund goal (04/18/02)
PAY FOR PUP By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Thanks to a handful of large community donations, the Cape Girardeau Police Department will fill its canine vacancy sooner rather than later...
Campus air conditioning on blink (04/18/02)
The sound of box fans whirring and professors talking over them could be heard Wednesday throughout the hallways of Grauel and Pacific halls on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Al Stoverink, facilities management director, said he rounded up about 50 fans on Wednesday to split between the two buildings after several complaints about the heat were reported to his office Tuesday afternoon...
Suspect arrested in robbery case (04/18/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston police investigation of an armed robbery has ended with an arrest of a Bernie, Mo., man. David Allen Carroll, 38, has been charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action following an incident at the U-Pump-It convenience store at Prairie and Malone last Friday...
Lawmakers send governor spending bill with shortfall (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor a supplemental spending plan that could leave the state's books $17 million out of balance this year. The $172 million in the bill would help cover some unexpected costs of state government for the 2002 fiscal year, which ends June 30...
KC schools given accreditation on provisional basis by state (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Thanks to slight academic gains and a commitment to continued improvement, the long-troubled Kansas City School District won back its provisional state accreditation Wednesday. The unanimous decision by the state Board of Education averts a potential state takeover of the district in July...
Man ruled guilty in death of witness (04/18/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for strangling a woman to prevent her from testifying against him in a burglary case. Michael Farris, 47, was convicted in the death of Sophia Szymczak, 76, on Sept. 3, 1999. Sentencing was set for Thursday...
Revamped USS Cole ready for duty after 14-month overhaul (04/18/02)
JACKSON, Miss. -- When the USS Cole returns to the naval fleet Friday, it will re-enter service with 550 tons of new steel, an upgraded combat system and a few hundred eager sailors. The guided missile destroyer, heavily damaged in an October 2000 terrorist attack that killed 17 seamen, has undergone 14 months of repairs at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula...
Bill bars benefits for drug users (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate has approved a bill denying unemployment benefits to workers who are fired for violating their employers' policies on drugs and excessive alcohol use. A similar measure by the same sponsor, Sen. John Loudon, died in the Senate last year. Wednesday's 19-13 vote sent this year's version to the House...
Senate endorses OK to increase transportation tax (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a proposal asking voters to approve a nearly $500 million tax increase for transportation. The voice vote marked a major step toward success for transportation advocates, who saw a similar bill die without receiving a Senate vote in the final days of the 2001 legislative session...
Lottery pays off for three lucky winners (04/18/02)
ATLANTA -- Erika Greene almost forgot to buy her Big Game tickets Tuesday night, remembering to go to the store around 8:30 p.m. for the drawing at 11. That's when the squinting and screaming began. "I said, 'I know I'm seeing this wrong. It's got to be wrong,"' she said about closely examining the numbers on the ticket...
House approves resolutions for projects at universities (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House approved a resolution Wednesday that could commit the state to paying off bonds for improved agricultural facilities at Southwest Missouri State University. Also clearing the chamber was a resolution that could lead to construction of a performing arts center at the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Wappapello man charged in lake shooting incident (04/18/02)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Wappapello man has been charged in the shooting last week at Rockwood Point. Although Patrick Wayne Freeman has been at the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center in Farmington, Mo., since the April 10 shooting incident, he was charged Monday with the Class A felony of first-degree assault by Jon Kiser, Wayne County prosecuting attorney...
Sikeston seeks new revenue (04/18/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Unless Sikeston comes up with a new source of revenue, the city will need to cut positions or services. Members of Sikeston's city council began their review of the city's budget for Fiscal Year 2003 with a presentation by Doug Friend, city manager. The city's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30, 2003...
Patterson, Mo., man's trial in wife's murder set Jan. 6 (04/18/02)
Daily American Republic SALEM, Mo. -- A Patterson, Mo., man will stand trial early next year in Dent County for allegedly killing his first wife and burying her body. Ronald Joe Nunnery, 45, is charged with the Class A felony of first-degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action in connection with the death of Marcia Anne Nunnery in August 2000...
Schools evacuated following bomb threat (04/18/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat SENATH, Mo. -- Senath-Hornersville students were evacuated from all buildings after the superintendent's office received a bomb threat call. Superintendent Keith Robertson said his secretary, Tina Davis, answered the phone, and a "female voice said, 'There is a bomb at your school, there is a bomb at your school' and hung up."...
House endorses setting lower age to be legislator (04/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Voters would be asked to lower the minimum age for election to the state Legislature under a measure given initial House approval Wednesday. It's an idea whose time may have come, several House members said as they noted that voter-approved term limits are forcing dozens of legislative incumbents from office this year...
Waagner convicted of firearms, theft charges (04/18/02)
Associated Press WriterCINCINNATI (AP) -- A man suspected of allegedly mailing fake anthrax letters to abortion clinics nationwide was convicted Thursday on separate firearms and car theft charges. A U.S. District Court jury deliberated just 40 minutes before finding Clayton Lee Waagner of Kennerdell, Pa., guilty of all six charges. He faces 15 years to life in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on each count...
U.S. pilot who bombed Canadian soldiers reported ground fire (04/18/02)
AP Military WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- An American F-16 pilot in Afghanistan apparently mistook Canadian soldiers for enemy forces and thought he was acting in self-defense when he dropped a 500-pound bomb, killing four and wounding eight, U.S. officials said Thursday...
House votes to make tax cut permanent (04/18/02)
AP Tax WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Pounding away at political themes for the fall elections, Republicans on Thursday pushed through the House a bill they said would bolster the economy and restore taxpayer certainty by making last year's huge tax cut permanent...
Former Ryan aid pleads guilty to mail fraud (04/18/02)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. George Ryan's former deputy chief of staff pleaded guilty Thursday to mail fraud for his role in what federal prosecutors called a criminal racket that secretly used public money and state employees for political purposes...
Stocks decline on Nokia's disappointing earnings (04/18/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Frustrated by a still elusive business recovery, investors sold stocks lower Thursday when Nokia reported a drop in profits and sales and Advanced Micro Devices offered a weak outlook for the second quarter...
Greenspan - Interest rates won't rise soon (04/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday the economy's future is looking brighter, and the central bank is in no rush to raise interest rates. "There can be little doubt that prospects have brightened," Greenspan told Congress' Joint Economic Committee, sounding more upbeat than he had in early March during his last appearance on Capitol Hill...
People talk 4/18/02 (04/18/02)
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx NEW YORK -- Destiny's Child's new single "Nasty Girl," which chastises scantily clad women and tells them to "put some clothes on," may seem contradictory coming from a trio known as much for their bare midriffs as their soulful sound...
'Too hot, too soon' -- Plains, East see record temps (04/18/02)
BOSTON -- Summerlike heat baked the eastern third of the country again Wednesday, toppling more records and sending people outside in search of sun -- and relief. "Whatever is cold is flying out the door," said Barbara Fingold, a co-owner of Bart's Homemade ice cream parlor in Northampton. She figured she was filling 40 ice cream cones every hour...
Judge says Ashcroft meddled in suicide law (04/18/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Handing the assisted-suicide movement a major victory, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot interfere with Oregon's law allowing doctors to help terminally ill people kill themselves. U.S. District Judge Robert Jones said Oregon voters decided "not once, but twice" to support the law and "have chosen to resolve the moral, legal and ethical debate on physician-assisted suicide for themselves."...
Review claims teen gunman, not police officer, killed student (04/18/02)
GOLDEN, Colo. -- An independent investigation concluded Wednesday that a student killed in the Columbine High massacre was slain by one of the teen gunmen and not by a police officer, as his parents had alleged. The report found that Denver Sgt. Daniel O'Shea was not present at the time that 15-year-old Daniel Rohrbough was shot. The report also concluded that a bullet from the Rohrbough's body was a "textbook match" to Eric Harris' gun...
Ex-hospital worker sentenced in 'angel of death' murder case (04/18/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A former respiratory therapist who once called himself the "Angel of Death" was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing six elderly patients with drug injections. Efren Saldivar, 32, apologized to the families of his victims...
Rumsfeld defends military changes (04/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- The creation of a military command whose sole mission is to defend American territory will not erode legal limits on using federal troops inside U.S. borders, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Wednesday. The central change to the military's command structure will be establishment of a Northern Command, probably with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to centralize the military's role in defense of the United States...
Afghanistan's former king ends exile, leaves Rome for Kabul (04/18/02)
ROME -- Afghanistan's deposed monarch, Mohammad Zaher Shah, ended a 29-year exile in Italy on Thursday and headed home to Afghanistan -- a historic return that many believe will help stabilize the war-ravaged country and unify its ethnic and tribal groups...
U.N. envoy calls Jenin devastation unjustifiable (04/18/02)
Associated Press WriterJENIN, West Bank (AP) -- Braving the stench of death, Palestinian refugees searched for loved ones and possessions Thursday amid the devastation left by the Israeli incursion. A U.N. envoy said the attack caused "colossal suffering" and was unjustified...
At least two killed when plane hits Milan skyscraper (04/18/02)
Associated Press WriterMILAN, Italy (AP) -- A small plane with only the pilot on board crashed Thursday into a 30-story landmark skyscraper, killing at least two people and injuring at least 30. The interior minister said the crash appeared to be an accident...
Palestinians demand vote on new withdrawal resolution (04/18/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Accusing Israel of defying the Security Council, the Palestinians on Wednesday demanded a vote on a new resolution ordering Israeli military forces to withdraw immediately from Palestinian cities. Frustrated at the lack of results from Secretary of State Colin Powell's Mideast peace mission and Israel's continuing military campaign, the Palestinians are again turning to the council, whose resolutions are legally binding...
Powell credited with quieting violence along Israel's border (04/18/02)
JERUSALEM -- Quiet has been temporarily restored along Israel's northern border with Lebanon, an apparent success for Secretary of State Colin Powell despite his failure to achieve a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians. For three weeks during the Israeli push into the West Bank, Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas in south Lebanon fired rockets and gunfire at Israeli positions across the border...
Shooting leaves one American soldier injured (04/18/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A gunman opened fire Wednesday on a group of U.S. troops shopping on a busy street in this former Taliban stronghold, wounding one American and an Afghan before escaping, the U.S. military and witnesses said. Afghan officials blamed the shooting on Taliban or al-Qaida fugitives and said they feared more attacks. ...
U.S. officials join effort to determine why airliner crashed (04/18/02)
KIMHAE, South Korea -- U.S. experts interviewed the pilot and inspected the crash site Wednesday where a Chinese airliner carrying 166 people slammed into a mountain in rain and fog, killing 126 people. Thirty-eight people survived Monday's crash and two are listed as missing...
Press leads the charge as Brits enter Afghan fighting (04/18/02)
LONDON -- As British troops secured a deserted cave complex in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the press back home was flushed with pride -- as the newspapers saw it, the U.S. military wasn't up to the challenge and had been forced to call in the Brits to finish the task...
Notre Dame weathers Blackcat rally 13-12 (04/18/02)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Notre Dame survived a grand slam in the bottom of the seven inning, hanging on for a 13-12 baseball victory over Fredericktown on Wednesday. The Bulldogs, who took a 12-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, improved to 9-1 despite seeing the Blackcats score nine runs over the final two innings...
Indians suffer 10-5 loss to SIU (04/18/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team dug itself a huge early hole Wednesday and suffered a 10-5 non-conference loss to Southern Illinois. The Salukis built a 9-0 lead after four innings as they broke a five-game losing streak to the Indians. SIU, which lost to Southeast 8-2 earlier this month in Cape Girardeau, improved to 19-14. The Indians fell to 17-14...
Comfort zone - Piantino finds hitting stroke for Otahkians (04/18/02)
Dawn Piantino says she has always been able to hit, so the Southeast Missouri State University softball player figured it was just a matter of time before she broke out at the plate. That time has finally come. Although the Otahkians (9-22) are headed to their worst record ever under 20-year coach Lana Richmond, Piantino is putting together an all-star-type senior season...
Benes to go on disabled list, may retire (04/18/02)
The St. Louis Cardinals intend to place struggling right-hander Andy Benes on the disabled list, and the pitcher is contemplating retirement. Benes has lasted a total of 10 innings in three starts this season and has a 10.80 ERA. He lasted three innings in a 14-5 loss at Arizona on Monday, giving up 10 runs -- three earned -- and was seen saying goodbyes to teammates and former teammates with the Diamondbacks before Wednesday's game in Arizona...
Braves win game, may lose Maddux (04/18/02)
NEW YORK -- Rafael Furcal drove in two runs with a triple and single Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves lost starter Greg Maddux early but ended a four-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets. Kevin Millwood (2-1), making his second relief appearance since 1998, threw four innings of two-hit ball after Maddux was forced out after just one inning because of a recurrence of back pain...
Blues keep Ferraro on ice, out of booth (04/18/02)
ST. LOUIS -- That offseason job with ESPN will have to wait for Ray Ferraro of the St. Louis Blues, who's finally in the playoffs for the first time in four years. The 37-year-old center is thankful he'll be holding a stick instead of a microphone as the Blues open the playoffs tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks...
Rams plan a patient approach in draft (04/18/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Draft day promises to be a lot quieter this year at Rams Park. The NFC champions had three first-round picks last year, splurging for a defensive overhaul. They have only one this year, the 31st overall, and if they don't move off that selection it'll be several hours on Saturday before the Rams, 14-2 last year before being upset by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, select their first player...
This week's motorsports events (04/18/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • 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.
  • Karts, micro sprints, bandoleros, legends, challenger series classes, 1 p.m. Saturday, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, Mo...
  • Sports digest 4/18/02 (04/18/02)
    Southeast tennis squad to compete in OVC meet Southeast Missouri State University's women's tennis team will begin Ohio Valley Conference Tournament play at 4 p.m. Friday, facing top-seeded Tennessee Tech in Nashville, Tenn. The Otahkians, the No. 8 seed in the eight-team event, went 2-14 overall and 1-5 in OVC play this season. Tech, 13-7 overall, was 7-0 in the OVC...
    Careful consumption - Food allergy symptoms can be severe (04/18/02)
    Although 25 of every 100 people in America believe they are allergic to certain foods, the truth is that food allergies are rare occurrences, doctors say. Between 6 million and 7 million people suffer from food allergies, which is far less than the 35 million people who suffer from hay fever or spring allergies...
    Study - More hospitals can do life-saving angioplasties (04/18/02)
    CHICAGO -- A study suggests that angioplasties can be safely done at hospitals regardless of whether they have cardiac surgery departments, a finding that could extend the lifesaving procedure to thousands of U.S. heart attack patients. The study, which appeared in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, challenges the conventional notion that angioplasties should only be performed at hospitals with a special cardiac unit...
    Health calendar 4/18 (04/18/02)
    Today Heart smart screenings from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. There are some fees for the tests; call 651-5825 for details. Blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. at Dempster Building at Southeast Missouri State University. Donors should bring identification...
    Food allergies (04/18/02)
    FOOD ALLERGIES Doctors say that true food allergies are rarer than people believe. While only 2 percent of the nation's adult population has an allergy, many people have food intolerances that commonly cause digestive problems...
    Cleanup brings us closer (04/18/02)
    April 18, 2002 Dear Julie, It's Spring Cleanup Week in Cape Girardeau, five days when primal natures are revealed. We see the world as it was and still is, composed of hunters and scavengers. I am a hunter: Turkey on sourdough, please. DC is a scavenger, rifling the refrigerator for a few bites of leftover pasta...
    Livestock auctions 4/18/02 (04/18/02)
    LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS FRUITLAND LIVESTOCK FRUITLAND, MO. -- TUESDAY'S FRUITLAND LIVESTOCK AUCTION RESULTS: CATTLE RECEIPTS: 650. LAST WEEK: 860. COMPARED TO LAST WEEK STEERS AND HEIFERS UNDER 500 LBS SOLD 1.00-3.00 HIGHER, OFFERINGS OVER 500 LBS SOLD 2.00 LOWER. ...
    Eldora Brown (04/18/02)
    Eldora Aleta Brown, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. She was born July 7, 1920, at Crump, Mo., daughter of Johnnie Bert and Ethel McCullough Brown. Survivors include two sisters, Loeta Helderman of Jackson, Mo., and Elode Siebert of Cape Girardeau...
    Don Black (04/18/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Fred Donald Black, 90, of Sikeston died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 23, 1911, at Vanduser, Mo., the son of Fred Emerson and Mable W. Tomlinson Black. He married Thelma L. Johnson on Nov. 13, 1949, in Sikeston. She died April 13, 1995...
    Charles Wells (04/18/02)
    Charles C. Wells of Paducah, Ky., and formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the Paducah Centre for Health and Rehab in Paducah. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Massie Funeral Home in Cairo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Elder Ronnie Mack officiating...
    George Brimm (04/18/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- George "Buck" Brimm, 86, of Anna died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Anna, the son of Robert Lee Brimm and Ellen Mae Crowell Brimm. He married Violet G. Fear on March 27, 1937, in Anna. She survives...
    Shirley Angel (04/18/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Shirley Long Angel died April 12, 2002. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the General Baptist Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Billy Anders will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Vyron Yount. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery.
    Dorothy Kilmer (04/18/02)
    Dorothy Ann Kilmer, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at her home. She was born July 17, 1916, at Jackson, Mo., daughter of Garnet and Rispa Johnson Masterson. Kilmer was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Robert G. ...
    Thurston Taggart (04/18/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral for Thurston T. Taggart of Chester, Ill., was held Saturday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester. The Rev. Martin Springer officiated. Burial was in New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, Ill. Taggart, 83, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Chester...
    Kenneth Bibbs (04/18/02)
    MALDEN, Mo. -- Funeral for Kenneth Sheryl Bibbs of Hattiesburg, Miss., will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. The Rev. Bob Wiggins will officiate. Burial will be in Elder Cemetery at Campbell, Mo., with military rites to be conducted...
    Marie Bauwens (04/18/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie S. Bauwens 90, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born May 24, 1911, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Robert and Emma Steinbecker Cissell. She and Herman F. Bauwens were married May 23, 1935, at Belgique, Mo. He died May 16, 1982...
    Dorothy Coen (04/18/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Ann Coen, 83, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Fitz Gibbons Hospital in Marshall, Mo. She was born May 16, 1918, at Perryville, daughter of Frank and Anna Baudendistel Zoellner. She and William E. Coen Sr. were married Dec. 28, 1940. He died Jan. 27, 1988...
    Maribeth Needels (04/18/02)
    Maribeth Needels, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 1, 1941, in Magnolia, Ark., daughter of Calvin and Anna Mae Adams Wetzig. She and Martin D. Needels were married Aug. 21, 1962, in Magnolia. Needels was a librarian at Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University...
    Cape fire report 4/18 (04/18/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 18 Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:At 6:59 p.m., box alarm at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 2:28 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3121 Wisteria...
    Jackson police report 4/18 (04/18/02)
    Jackson Thursday, April 18 ArrestBrian K. Dockins, 30, of Oak Ridge, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on a Perry County warrant for passing bad checks. Ralph E. Bauer, 51, of 1014 North St. was arrested Tuesday for assault. Burglary A burglary was reported Monday at 5218 Birk Lane....
    Erma Ellinger (04/18/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Erma L. Ellinger of Scott City died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    Armor Roy (04/18/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Armor Newton Roy, 79, of Advance died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Bald Knob, Ark., the son of John Wesley Roy and Francis Elizabeth Greer Roy. He married Geneva Wansitler on Nov. 17, 1942. She survives...
    Out of the past 4/18/02 (04/18/02)
    10 years ago: April 18, 1992 Plan announced last week to eliminate 12 city employee positions will result in forced retirement of one assistant fire chief and demotion of second assistant fire chief to captain; city officials say cuts are necessary to help reduce city's $10 million budget by about $250,000...
    Postage, oil, fuel mileage, the sneeze (04/18/02)
    First-class postage rates will increase to 37 cents from 34 cents June 30. All postage rates are going up an average of 7.7 percent. Postmaster General JACK POTTER also announced there would be no more postal-rate increases until at least the beginning of 2004...
    Free flow of informaton? Not in Cuba (04/18/02)
    Anyone who might be tempted to think Cuba's hold on its people has eased since the demise of the Cold War should consider a rather simple event that occurred last week. The island nation's foreign minister, Felipe Perez Roque, took the opportunity of a rally attended by tens of thousands of Cubans -- perhaps not all willingly -- to criticize the United States. ...
    Ballet gets high praise from Cape fans (04/18/02)
    Getting the Miami City Ballet to come to Cape Girardeau for a variety of events hosted by Southeast Missouri State University was a fine-arts coup. Under the artistic direction of Edward Villella, the Miami City Ballet has a reputation that is respected throughout the world of ballet...
    Speak Out A 04/18/02 (04/18/02)
    Doctors and kindness WHAT AN irony to read on the front page of Sunday's Missourian about Cape doctors who are not accepting Medicare patients. I know of two people who have been refused by Cape doctors just recently. And then just below that article was another one reminding us that in May there will be Random Acts of Kindness week. Isn't that interesting?...
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