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Stories from Tuesday, April 23, 2002

County panel, consultant talk; no decision on study (04/23/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County commissioners talked by phone to a juvenile detention consultant on Monday in an effort to help resolve the controversy over whether to build a new juvenile center in the county. But the commission stopped short of inking a contract with Chicago, Ill., juvenile justice consultant Bobbie Huskey. Commissioners said they want more time to study the matter...
Domesztic perturbance - Clutter or cleanliness? (04/23/02)
Whether parents have to kick the piles of clothing, backpacks and books out of the way or can easily glide across the floor of the room depends on their teen-ager's housekeeping habits. While some area parents and teens continue to battle over how clean a bedroom should be, others have reached a truce that usually involves a closed door...
city beat - Cape parent could rate 'supermom' status (04/23/02)
Just call her Supermom. Dana Deisher would probably say "no" to that nickname. But people who know her would say it is just the right term for this busy Cape Girardeau parent. She is a chauffeur, a den mother, a Girl Scout leader, a school newspaper editor, a Project Charlie teacher, a children's church teacher, a PTA president, an Optimist Club member, an elementary school library volunteer, Big Bear at Halloween, Clifford the Big Red Dog for the book fair, a part-time nurse in the intensive care unit, a wife, and a mother of three.. ...
Area Scouts plan Camporee at airport (04/23/02)
Southeast Missourian Nearly 300 area boys will descend upon the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport May 3 to 5 as part of the 2002 Shawnee District Boy Scouts of America Camporee. Scouts will earn their aviation merit badge as they camp at the airport and take part in airplane demonstrations, pre-flight inspections, orientation rides and model rocket launches...
Rape suspect turns himself in to police (04/23/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A man accused of statutory rape and incest turned himself in to police Monday after being charged with tampering with a victim. Ronald E. Shumate Jr., 41, of Dutchtown, Mo., is charged with tampering with a victim, a class C felony. When he learned of the new charge, Shumate called a local television station and arranged to turn himself in...
People and things 4/23 (04/23/02)
Alderson to attend Lindenwood University Alicia Alderson, a senior at Jackson High School, has been accepted to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., for the 2002-03 school year. Alderson is the daughter of Robin and Dennis Alderson of Jackson...
Fire in his belly - Firefighter follows in father's footsteps (04/23/02)
On Sept. 13, two days after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the parents of Randy Morris Jr. watched their son graduate from boot camp with the U.S. Army Reserve with an uneasy mixture of pride and fear. Monday, those emotions returned full force when they learned their boy was put on "alert status" and may be soon shipped off to active duty in an undisclosed location as an occupational specialist, part of an elite firefighting team...
Cape will buy snowplow; Perryville to repair runway (04/23/02)
It may not be a piece of high-tech airplane navigational equipment, but Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy says a new $160,000 snowplow could have the same effect for regional travelers: reducing takeoff delays. "With this new plow, we certainly could have fewer delays when bad weather hits," Loy said. "The faster we can get the snow off the runway, the faster we can take off."...
Weather transmitter broadcasts warnings (04/23/02)
Just in time for spring's thunderstorms, a new severe weather warning transmitter is now broadcasting in Cape Girardeau. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration transmitter, which will allow for better coverage and reception on NOAA weather radios, is in operation, said Rick Shanklin, warning coordination meteorologist...
Public invited to discuss I-66 idea (04/23/02)
Kentucky and Missouri have begun a study designed to evaluate possible interstate connection routes for the proposed Transamerica Transportation Corridor, also known as Interstate 66. Officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Missouri Department of Transportation have invited the public to an information session Monday, May 13, at MoDOT's Southeast District office in Sikeston. Brief presentations will be made at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m...
Panel endorses sales tax increase to fund road plan (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Fearing that rising fuel prices could doom a proposed fuel tax increase at the polls, the House Transportation Committee chairman is proposing to rely solely on the state sales tax to boost transportation funding. Legislation endorsed Monday by the committee would mark a significant shift in state policy, which thus far has funded highways through user fees such as fuel taxes and vehicle licenses...
Moms, daughters to share tea, quilts (04/23/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- This year's Sikeston Public Library's Mother-Daughter Tea will be from 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 at the library. The program, geared toward girls in grades 2 through 5, will be on quilt patterns and presented by Ginger Miller and Amanda Fritz...
Who gave what to whom (04/23/02)
Itemized contributions to candidates for state representative in the 157th District for the reporting period of Jan. 1 through March 31. Listed are donor, city of residence and amount: Scott Lipke, R-Jackson Ian Sutherland, Cape Girardeau, $275; John and Becky Harding, Cape Girardeau, $20; Vera Lenz, Jackson, $300; Carl H. ...
Cards president - This year or never for stadium funding (04/23/02)
ST. LOUIS -- If Missouri lawmakers don't help fund a new stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals this year, they won't be asked again, Cardinals president Mark Lamping said Monday. And while St. Louis officials could conceivably come up with a plan to keep the Cardinals downtown without state funding, Lamping said in a telephone interview they'd be hard-pressed to do so...
House gives initial approval to allow concealed weapons (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians would be able to carry concealed weapons in motor vehicles and in many public places under a bill given initial House approval Monday. No statewide vote is called for in the legislation sponsored by Rep. Frank Barnitz, D-Lake Spring. Voters defeated a concealed-gun question in a 1999 referendum, and Gov. Bob Holden has said he would veto any measure similar to that ballot question...
Farmington inmate dies; autopsy due (04/23/02)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death of an inmate at the Farmington Correctional Center. Robert C. Doxley, 52, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at a Farmington hospital. He reportedly was serving a seven-year sentence on drug charges in Boone County...
Spending for ports reduced (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate budget writers have reduced funding for Missouri river ports by nearly two-thirds from what the House of Representatives recommended. The action by the Senate Appropriations Committee would slash the state's contribution to ports for the coming fiscal year to $169,987 -- $300,000 less than called for by the House. ...
Incumbent Burcham leads in raising funds against challenger (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While incumbent state Rep. Tom Burcham had four times the campaign money on hand as of April 1, Republican primary challenger Cecilia Fallert was off to a strong fund-raising start in the 106th District race. Burcham of Farmington, Mo., reported $13,019.41 in available campaign funds to the Missouri Ethics Commission, but he raised no money during the three months covered by his latest disclosure report...
Judge temporarily halts Vienna prison closing (04/23/02)
Associated Press WriterCARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Johnson County Judge James R. Williamson on Tuesday issued a restraining order temporarily barring the state from closing the Vienna Correctional Center in far southern Illinois. The order, handed down Tuesday afternoon in Vienna, bars the state from moving inmates from the facility or laying off employees "until further order from the court."...
Officials begin notifying doctors affected by drug dilutions (04/23/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Doctors in Missouri and Kansas may learn this week whether their patients received diluted drugs from pharmacist Robert Courtney. Meanwhile, federal investigators are looking into whether the dilutions may have dated back as far as 1985, when Courtney first became a pharmacist, FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Monday...
Lipke shows gains in financial support (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Scott Lipke of Jackson raised almost as much in campaign contributions as the other three Republican candidates for the 157th House District combined during the first three months of 2002. However, Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson, who began raising money months before the other hopefuls, still had the most sizable campaign war chest in the race to claim the GOP nomination to succeed term-limited state Rep. David Schwab, R-Jackson...
Region briefs 4/23 (04/23/02)
Advance, Mo., man recuperates after crash An Advance, Mo., man continues to recuperate after being involved in a car crash late Friday near Dutchtown, Mo., in which a Chaffee, Mo., woman died. Bethani Vandeven, 21, died Saturday after the car she was driving crossed the center line on Highway 25 and struck a car driven by Larry Britt, 36, of Advance...
Bill includes new health lab (04/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden has followed through on a pledge to fund construction of a new state health laboratory through bonds. Legislators voted last year to use $25 million from the state's settlement with big tobacco companies to build a new health lab in Jefferson City...
Organ donations from living reach record high (04/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Organ donations from the living reached a record high last year, for the first time outnumbering donors who are dead. With waiting lists growing, more than 6,400 people gave away a kidney or a piece of their liver. For more than a decade, the numbers of organs donated by the living have been growing more quickly than those given after death as desperate patients have turned increasingly to families or friends...
Protesters march for Palestinians, against aid to Colombia (04/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- After reciting a pledge against vandalism, violence and even running or swearing, hundreds of protesters marched peacefully to the Capitol on Monday to oppose U.S. funding for the Colombian military. Four days of demonstrations in the nation's capital wrapped up Monday evening with a large pro-Palestinian rally outside the annual convention of a powerful Jewish lobbying group. ...
Court considering role of judge, jury in death sentences (04/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court waded deeper into the death penalty debate Monday with a case that could overturn 800 death sentences nationally and another case seeking extra appeals for the condemned. Death sentences in nine states could be affected by the court's ruling in the case of Timothy Stuart Ring, convicted of killing of an armored car driver during a robbery eight years ago...
Nation digest 04/23/02 (04/23/02)
Actor Blake charged with wife's murder LOS ANGELES -- Actor Robert Blake was charged Monday with shooting his wife to death after a dinner outing last year in a case that could bring the death penalty. Under California law, a special circumstance gives prosecutors the option of seeking a death sentence -- a decision they said has not been made in Blake's case...
California train wreck kills two, injures 260 (04/23/02)
Associated Press WriterPLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) -- A mile-long freight train plowed head-on into a commuter train during rush hour Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 260 people, officials said. The northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train struck the southbound Metrolink train at 8:10 a.m. south of Los Angeles, buckling and derailing two cars packed with passengers, authorities and witnesses said...
Stocks fall on disappointing earnings, bleak outlooks (04/23/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A series of earnings disappointments from the likes of DuPont, Exxon Mobil and Earthlink reinforced investors' fears of a prolonged business slump Tuesday, prompting them to sell stocks and send the Dow industrials to their lowest close in eight weeks...
Authorities round up more than 80 illegal airport workers (04/23/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- In a massive crackdown, federal authorities Tuesday rounded up more than 80 workers at Washington-area airports on a variety of charges from illegal immigration to lying about a criminal background, government officials said...
Sierra Club sues Tyson Foods over farm cleanup (04/23/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Sierra Club is suing poultry giant Tyson Foods for allegedly failing to clean up waste from four chicken farms in Kentucky. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Owensboro and announced Monday by the environmental group, includes charges that Tyson failed to report releases of ammonia...
Driving ambition - Toyota faces uncertain market in China (04/23/02)
TIANJIN, China -- When the first car rolled out of the Kentucky Toyota plant in 1988, Japan's No. 1 automaker was already selling 610,000 vehicles a year in North America, raising fears that it could overtake the U.S. Big Three. When China's first Toyota-branded car emerges in October from a plant in Tianjin, near Beijing, the company will face an entirely different challenge...
Legal protection turns Net providers into speech police (04/23/02)
NEW YORK -- A 1998 federal law meant to combat digital piracy is increasingly being used to challenge free speech online as well. In one recent case, the search engine Google removed links to a Norwegian site that criticizes the Church of Scientology International after the organization complained of copyright violations...
Library mines family Bibles for genealogy (04/23/02)
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The history of Bob and Jean Beck's family is written in their Bible, on a few yellowed pages between the Old and New Testaments. "Mother Beck," it begins. "Susanna Miller was born May the 30, 1793." Subsequent entries cover generations of births, deaths and marriages, ending with the wedding of their daughter, Jeanne, in 1999...
Syndrome makes people tall, skinny, but can shorten life (04/23/02)
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- Bobby Page grew up tall and thin, with joints so flexible he could impress his friends by twisting his feet around or bending his thumbs back against his wrists. It never occurred to him that those traits were the symptoms of a life-threatening condition that University of Kentucky doctors say may be more common in the state's mountain region than anywhere else in the world...
Terror defendant won't cooperate with lawyers (04/23/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man indicted as a Sept. 11 conspirator, politely raised his hand for attention, then declared in court on Monday that he was praying for destruction of the United States and wanted to fire the appointed lawyers he said could not be trusted...
Privileged NYC students donate gowns to small town (04/23/02)
CLAY, W.Va. -- It was not her favorite color, and it hung from a rack made from two-by-fours and pipes, but it was the perfect prom dress for Jennifer Mullins: It had straps, it came with a wrap, and it was free. The 18-year-old made her choice Monday at a makeshift boutique in the Clay County High School gym, stocked with about 450 gowns donated by students and parents at an exclusive private girls school in New York City...
Gates takes stand for first time (04/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the stand Monday for the first time in his company's epic antitrust case, testifying the penalties being sought by nine states would undermine the Windows software used by millions of Americans. With his wife, Melinda, in the audience, Gates opened his long-awaited courtroom appearance with a computer-generated slideshow. ...
Human remains found inside tiger shark (04/23/02)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Police were trying Monday to identify human remains found in the belly of a 815-pound tiger shark caught off Australia's eastern coast -- including sifting through files of unsolved murders. The 10-foot-long shark was caught Sunday in waters about 60 miles north of Sydney. Fishermen discovered a human skull, arm and pelvis inside it after cutting it open...
Catholic church asks Russia to explain bishop's expulsion (04/23/02)
MOSCOW -- The Roman Catholic Church will demand an explanation from the Russian government why a bishop was barred from entering Russia, the second case this month to stoke fears of persecution of Catholics, a church official said Monday. "Many Catholic believers have the impression that a large-scale anti-Catholic campaign ... ...
Head of chemical weapons regulatory body ousted (04/23/02)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The United States successfully rallied nations of the world's chemical weapons regulatory body on Monday to oust the Brazilian head of the agency over allegations of mismanagement In a poll that needed a two-thirds majority, the U.S. proposal to oust Director General Jose Mauricio Bustani got 48 votes in favor and only seven against...
Israeli helicopter attack kills militia leader (04/23/02)
HEBRON, West Bank -- A militia leader and another man were killed late Monday in an Israeli helicopter attack in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses said. The helicopter fired missiles at a car, killing Marwan Zalloum, commander of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade militia in the city, residents said. The militia, associated with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has taken responsibility for dozens of attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip during 1 1/2 years of violence...
Arafat meets with U.S. envoy over standoffs in West Bank (04/23/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- While an Israeli army bulldozer crushed cars in the parking lot outside, Yasser Arafat met with a U.S. envoy in his besieged office Monday to discuss the standoffs there and at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. Arafat and the envoy, William Burns, also talked about truce prospects and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians, according to Palestinian and U.S. officials...
Pope, U.S. cardinals prepare for extraordinary meeting (04/23/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Even before formal talks begin today, American prelates are already at odds on how to deal with the sex abuse scandal. A main source of division appears to be the question of whether Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law should resign. American church leaders were called here for an extraordinary meeting in an acknowledgment by the Vatican that a series of sex abuse scandals had shaken the confidence of the faithful...
Bad wiring, gas canisters blamed for deadly slum fire in India (04/23/02)
NOIDA, India, -- A short circuit in an Indian shantytown's illegal wiring system triggered cooking gas explosions and a raging fire that left several children dead and 70 people injured Monday, an official said. Four children were burned to death in the blaze, said fire station officer Kamal Kumar Agarwal in Noida, an industrial town bordering New Delhi...
Explosion inside Arafat's compound; no injuries reported (04/23/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli soldiers set off an explosion Tuesday in the building adjacent Yasser Arafat's office, according to aides to the Palestinian leader who were inside the compound. Israel's army said the blast, and another earlier Tuesday inside the compound, were controlled explosions to blow up weapons found inside buildings...
Argentine economy minister presents resignation (04/23/02)
Associated Press WriterBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina's economy minister presented his resignation Tuesday, touching off a new crisis over how to steer Argentina out of a deep downturn, a government official said. Jorge Remes Lenicov's resignation means this prosperous South American nation of 36 million would now be seeking its seventh economy minister since the beginning of last year...
Jackson continues strong play, records 5-1 victory over Kelly (04/23/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- It was a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions and the reasons were simple. Jackson (8-4, 5-2) ran its winning streak to five games with a 5-1 SEMO Conference win over Kelly at American Legion Field Monday. "Overall, we're putting the ball in play and doing a good job at the plate; our pitching's been good, we're battling people and throwing strikes; and our defense is making plays," Jackson coach Sam Sides said. ...
SV's Wengert fires no-hitter (04/23/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Tyler Wengert celebrated his return to the mound in top form as St. Vincent edged St. Pius 1-0 on Monday. Wengert, out with a sprained ankle for several games, showed the form that has earned him all-state honors as he shut down St. Pius on no hits, with nine strikeouts and one walk...
Indians pack up arrows for OSU Cowboys (04/23/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team is faring well in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, but the Indians have nothing to show for their many tangles with nationally ranked squads. Coach Mark Hogan hopes that changes today when the Indians play perennial power Oklahoma State in a 3 p.m. first pitch in Stillwater, Okla...
Burnett resigns at Southwest Missouri (04/23/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cheryl Burnett, the winningest coach in the history of Southwest Missouri State women's basketball, is leaving after 15 seasons, the university announced Monday. Burnett, who had a career record of 319-136, said she plans to look for another job...
Marlins avoid sweep by Braves (04/23/02)
ATLANTA -- Preston Wilson and Derrek Lee each hit two-run homers in the fifth inning and Cliff Floyd later had a three-run shot as the Florida Marlins avoided a sweep, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Monday night. Florida snapped Atlanta's season-high four-game winning streak and also denied the Braves their first four-game series sweep in almost five years...
U.S. selects an older team for World Cup (04/23/02)
NEW YORK -- The United States will head to the World Cup with one of the oldest teams in the tournament. Ten of the 23 players selected Monday by coach Bruce Arena will be 30 or older, up from five on the American team that finished last among the 32 nations at the 1998 tournament...
Cheers or jeers? (04/23/02)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jeremy Giambi thinks it's going to be a little weird for everyone when his big brother mans first base at the Coliseum wearing a gray Yankees uniform rather than green and gold. In his six years with the Oakland Athletics, Jason Giambi became a fixture both on the field and in the clubhouse. With tattooed biceps, a Hollywood smile and a powerful bat, he was the A's model player...
Sports digest 4/23/02 (04/23/02)
Basketball
  • Chris Wilcox is entering the NBA draft, leaving Maryland after winning the NCAA championship as a sophomore. The forward moved into the starting lineup 11 games into the season and averaged 12 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks...
  • Football is a snap for Rams' draft pick (04/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Chris Massey took a unique route to the NFL, by tossing tight backward spirals with his head tucked between his legs. The St. Louis Rams made the Marshall long snapper their final pick of the NFL draft on Sunday to fill a very specific need. They need an accomplished specialist to replace Jeff Robinson, who left as a free agent for the Cowboys, and targeted their seventh-round selection, the 243rd overall, for a guy whose behind-the-scenes work can make or break a team...
    Bugging Bud (04/23/02)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- When commissioner Bud Selig perused the standings Monday, he saw Minnesota leading the AL Central and Montreal heading the NL East. The teams he tried to get rid of not only survived, they are among baseball's best three weeks into the season...
    Russell wrote the book on winning (04/23/02)
    Bill Russell can't tell you which team will win this year's NBA title, only which team would have won it every year. His. Russell will even let you pick from among any of the 13 Celtics teams he played on and coached. Twelve of them reached the finals. Eleven won it all. Eight of the titles came in succession...
    Head for the links with excellent golf game (04/23/02)
    Let's get one thing straight. Golf isn't much of a sport. Baseball is a sport. Can you picture Barry Bonds hiring some guy to carry his bat to the plate and tell him which way the wind is blowing? Or hitching a ride to left field in a cart? That said, the game of golf can be fun, especially if you can play in your family room in your pajamas. That brings us to "Hot Shots Golf 3," new for your PlayStation 2 from Clap Hanz Limited and Sony...
    The best concert in Cape history (04/23/02)
    If you missed the Kenny Chesney concert at the Show Me Center Friday night, you missed out on the best concert Cape Girardeau has ever seen. I've never seen the Show Me Center more packed with people. There were still a lot of empty seats when the concert started a little after 7 p.m., but almost every seat filled as the night progressed...
    Joe Simmons (04/23/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Joseph Wilson "Joe" Simmons, 77, of Scott City died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born May 20, 1924, at Benton, Mo., son of Thomas Marion and Mina Edith Jacobs Simmons. He and Naomi Collier were married Feb. 9, 1948, in Charleston, Mo...
    Betty Corzine (04/23/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Betty Corzine, 71, of Anna died Monday, April 22, 2002, at the home of a daughter in Lawrence, Kan. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
    Mildred Hayden (04/23/02)
    Mildred V. Hayden, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Eli F. and Mabel Shell Williams. She and Anderson L. Hayden were married in 1937. Hayden was a member of Old St. ...
    Oler Woods (04/23/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Oler Lee Woods, 101, formerly of Tamms, died Monday, April 22, 2002, at Charleston Manor in Charleston, Mo. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    William Thompson (04/23/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- William H. Thompson, 88, of Charleston died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Charleston Manor. He was born March 27, 1914, in Mississippi County, son of James Hazzard and Birdie Evans Thompson. He and Edna Mae McElmurry were married May 4, 1933. She died May 15, 1974. He and Leona Chappell were married Jan. 10, 1976...
    Lester King (04/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lester King, 77, of Sikeston died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 30, 1924, at Oran, Mo., son of William Vester and Menta Ella Trenthaph King. He and Dorothy Mae Gilliland were married Aug. 14, 1948...
    Births 4/23 (04/23/02)
    George Daughter to Brian David and Sheila Kay George of Bloomfield, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 4:41 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002. Name, Jaden Caroline. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Mrs. George is the former Sheila McCord, daughter of Carol McCord of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and the late Carl E. McCord. She is a registered nurse at Beverly Health and Rehab in Dexter, Mo. George is the son of Charles and Myrline George of Malden, Mo. He is a forklift operator with Tyson Foods...
    Cape police report 04/23/02 (04/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, April 23 ArrestsJason Thomas Pearson, 22, of 308 W. Lorimier was arrested Sunday for domestic assault. Donnie Joe McClinton, 20, of 1316 Wayne was arrested Sunday for tampering. Amy Marie Bridges, 18, of Tamms, Ill., was arrested Sunday for stealing...
    Cape fire report 04/23/02 (04/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, April 20 Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:At 9:31 p.m., an emergency medical service at 221 S. Spanish. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 12:31 a.m., an alarm sounding at 430 Broadway...
    Out of the past 4/23/02 (04/23/02)
    10 years ago: April 23, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University's athletic budget for 1992-93 fiscal year may still be cut, although not by magnitude originally recommended; Provost Leslie Cochran told Faculty Senate yesterday that some recommendation for cutting athletic budget could be made to regents; faculty senators expressed dismay over decision last week by Board of Regents not to consider Budget Review Committee's recommendation to cut $250,000 from athletic budget...
    Correction 04/23/02 (04/23/02)
    Correction Lester D. Botkin, 25, of Chaffee, Mo., was incorrectly identified Saturday as having been arrested for possession of controlled substances. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Cleanup is more like a citywide festival (04/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau isn't a big Mardi Gras party town. Its St. Patrick's Day parade is non-existent. The idea of a First Night celebration to bring in the new year has been talked about, but it's still something other cities do. Riverfest quietly sank into the Mississippi River a while back...
    Driver's licenses for illegal aliens - Bad policy (04/23/02)
    The influx of illegal immigrants coming to the United States has been known to immigration officials for years. For much of that time, the focus has been on the U.S.-Mexico border as hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexicans came into the country in search of jobs. ...
    Toll booth would be better than commuter tax (04/23/02)
    To the editor: The new Cape Girardeau mayor's concept for raising taxes by using a commuter or city earnings tax is only passing the buck to nonresidents who choose not to live in Cape for various reasons, but work there in order to put food on the table. I would think that if Cape needs more revenue the correct place to start is with the citizens who utilize city services all the time. Nonresidents use the streets, but they pay gas tax and sales taxes...
    Speak Out A 04/23/02 (04/23/02)
    Bike trail is bad idea IT'S TWO years down the road. MoDOT has finished Highway 34-72 project in Jackson. They have put in the four-lane limited-access highway with a bicycle trail on the north side. It's 5 p.m. on a beautiful late spring evening. ...
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