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Stories from Friday, April 26, 2002

Marquette Hotel earns spot on National Register (04/26/02)
Getting a boost in preservation efforts, the Marquette Hotel received national recognition when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places April 11. Jeremy Wells, a Southeast Missouri State University student who helped write the nomination for the honor, hopes the designation will add some security to the fate of the 73-year-old building...
Candle burning problem addressed at Southeast (04/26/02)
The fire that killed Amanda Robinson early Thursday comes on the heels of a candle burning educational program at Southeast Missouri State University. Candles are banned in university residences, but during Thanksgiving break, more than 50 percent of the dorm rooms were found in violation, said Adam Tritt, a program coordinator...
Exploring an architect's legacy (04/26/02)
Want to go? What: Tour of houses and buildings designed by John L.E. Boardman When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5 Where: Cape Girardeau Admission: $12 per person at the door at any of the stops or $10 in advance; tickets may be reserved by contacting the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at 334-9233 or e-mailing artscape@clas.net...
Fire caused by candle claims Cape teen (04/26/02)
SMOKE DETECTORS WITHOUT BATTERIES By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian A young woman died early Thursday trying to escape a blaze ignited by a candle left burning in her home, Cape Girardeau firefighters said...
Three teachers, principal named Jackson's top educators (04/26/02)
LEARNING RECOGNITION By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- More than 100 co-workers, friends and family members of four Jackson School District educators gathered Thursday to offer congratulations on being named Educators of the Year by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce...
Last year's winners (04/26/02)
The 2001 Jackson Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year were: Linda Suedekum, kindergarten teacher Diane Hughes, special education teacher Mary Pensel, special education teacher Diane Gregg, library media specialist.
Volunteer recognition awards presented (04/26/02)
More than 25 volunteers whose efforts have made a positive difference in the lives of others were honored at the 15th annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Luncheon held Thursday at the Drury Lodge. The Area Wide United Way and SBC Southwestern Bell hosted the luncheon, where awards were presented in four categories -- Youth, Adult, Senior Adult and Group...
A 'frontier of opportunity' ready to present itself to Missouri (04/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Ready or not, Missourians who earn their income from agriculture are about to come face-to-face with what some have called a "frontier of opportunity." Futurists and others involved in farming have called this approaching transformation "an exciting frontier of opportunities," while others who have spent their lives planting and harvesting traditional crops may view their predicted future somewhat differently...
Short-term revenue shortfall blamed on tax money (04/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's government is facing as much as a $250 million revenue shortfall in the next two months due largely to lower than expected state income tax receipts, state officials said Thursday. Gov. Bob Holden said he would cut money from government agencies and asked lawmakers to tap into the state's emergency savings account to cover the difference...
House rejects bill lowering candidate's minimum age requirement (04/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Arguing that young people are radicals and spendthrifts, lawmakers narrowly rejected a proposal Thursday to ask voters if the minimum age for election to the Legislature should be lowered. For more than 180 years, Missouri candidates have had to be at least 24 years old on election day to run for the state House and 30 to seek the state Senate. ...
House approves legislation giving residents the right to carry (04/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Three years after voters rejected the idea, the state House passed a bill Thursday that would allow Missourians to carry concealed guns. The legislation, approved by announced vote of 93-44, now goes to the Senate. But Gov. Bob Holden has threatened to veto any measure similar to the failed April 1999 ballot proposal...
Tornado-torn towns begin picking up wind-tossed pieces (04/26/02)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- As mayor of this 268-resident town that's barely a speck on a map along Route A, Warren Huffman mustered a smile Thursday while surveying what was left of the rural outpost. A day after a dinnertime tornado came calling, the Madison County community a few blocks long and without even a stop light already was clearing debris from the storm from the tiny firehouse reduced to a mangle of collapsed lumber and particleboard...
Former police officer pleads guilty to planning robbery (04/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Independence police officer pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with his brother to rob two undercover FBI agents who were posing as drug money couriers. Brian C. McGarr, 42, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to conspiring with his brother, Scott A. McGarr to rob the agents of $10,000 in alleged drug money...
Cairo teachers strike seeking better salaries (04/26/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Teachers started walking the picket line Thursday for more pay and benefits, prompting classes to be canceled in one of the poorest cities in the state. Officials in the district of 950 students are offering teachers a 3 percent raise, which equals about $112,000 that the teachers' union can decide to pay out in cash or toward health benefits, Superintendent Robert Isom said Thursday...
New financial pressures hold down budget debate (04/26/02)
The Associated PressJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With new, heavier fiscal pressures hanging over the Capitol, state senators passed an $18.8 billion budget Thursday and approved two revenue-raising measures. The proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, which starts July 1, cuts funding for numerous state agencies and services from current levels...
Beach Boys lawsuit tossed out by judge (04/26/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge rejected a lawsuit by original Beach Boys member Al Jardine against two of his ex-bandmates, noting that a federal court already has dismissed similar allegations. Jardine, the band's lead guitarist, sued fellow Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Mike Love, claiming he had been frozen out of the surf rock group. He also alleges that he was excluded from a series of concerts last year...
Dog's rescue a sea of controversy (04/26/02)
Label hed: Costly enterprise --Make into graphic---- On the Net: Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/ Hawaiian Humane Society: http://www.hawaiianhumane.org By Jaymes Song The Associated Press HONOLULU -- An almost comically ineffectual effort to rescue a dog stranded aboard a tanker adrift in the Pacific has people in Hawaii and beyond asking: What is a dog's life really worth?...
Dow closes below 10,000; Nasdaq at lowest level since October (04/26/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors despairing over earnings ignored news Friday that the economy snapped back in the first quarter, and so stock prices fell sharply. The Dow Jones industrials fell below 10,000 for the first time in more than two months and the Nasdaq composite index finished at levels not seen since October...
Scientists clone calf from slaughtered cow (04/26/02)
ATLANTA -- Savoring a juicy, high-quality steak? Maybe someday you'll be able to order up a duplicate of the best piece of beef you've eaten. Scientists at the University of Georgia have produced the first calf cloned from cells of a slaughtered cow, a breakthrough they say will allow cattle producers to select and clone the choicest beef from their stock...
Bush sees 'bond' with Saudi leader after talks at ranch (04/26/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- Despite differences, President Bush said he and Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia forged a personal bond Thursday in five hours of talks at the president's Texas ranch and Abdullah promised not to "use oil as a weapon" to show Arab anger over U.S. support for Israel...
Moussaoui can't get government's ear (04/26/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the man indicted as a Sept. 11 accomplice, tried to speak with prosecutors about the death penalty and classified information but they refused, the government said Thursday. Prosecutors said they were informed of the request Tuesday by a jail official, an indication that Moussaoui -- who wants to represent himself in the case -- already is trying to do so. ...
Nation briefs 4/26 (04/26/02)
Prosecutors won't seek death penalty for actor LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against actor Robert Blake if he is convicted of murdering his wife, the district attorney's office said Thursday. Prosecutors will instead seek a sentence of life in prison without parole, the office said...
U.S. personnel pursuing terrorists in areas of Pakistan (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. government personnel are searching for al-Qaida fighters in the rugged tribal regions of northwest Pakistan, and the American military is set to send in troops to join the hunt, officials said Thursday. The United States and Pakistan reached an agreement several weeks ago allowing American military operations on Pakistani soil, U.S. ...
Senate passes energy bill (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed an energy bill Thursday that features tax breaks to conserve and produce energy and directs more use of ethanol, but rejects the Bush administration proposal to develop oil in an Arctic wildlife refuge. After sometimes bitter deliberations, the Senate approved the energy package 88-11. ...
House OKs breaking INS into two agencies (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Immigration and Naturalization Service would be scrapped, replaced by new agencies separately handling immigration and deportations under a bill the House overwhelmingly passed on Thursday. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, who pushed the measure through faster than the White House wanted but eventually got its blessing, called for abolishing an embattled INS he described as an "undesirable and unwanted stepchild."...
Mental disorders bill would equal coverage (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The White House is in serious discussions over legislation long opposed by many Republicans to guarantee that insurance for mental health disorders is as comprehensive as that offered for other illnesses. A White House official said Thursday that President Bush planned to discuss "mental health parity" at an event Monday in New Mexico, home of Republican Sen. ...
Lawmakers urge industry to speed transition to all-digital (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The television industry is near agreement on a major issue that has hindered the transition to all-digital TV, several executives said Thursday. "This process is rapidly moving to a conclusion," Paul Liao, chief technology officer of Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee...
Arthur Andersen seeking to reopen negotiations with Justice (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Accounting firm Arthur Andersen, facing trial on a criminal obstruction charge related to the shredding of Enron Corp. documents, is renewing efforts to settle the case with the government. Andersen lawyer Rusty Hardin said Thursday the firm had sent a letter to the Justice Department laying out its position in response to the government's request last week...
Bush says U.S. won't allow Israel to be crushed (04/26/02)
Associated Press WriterCRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- Urged by Saudi Arabia to temper support for Israel, President Bush said Friday his message to the Arab world is unequivocal: "We will not allow Israel to be crushed." On the same day that Israeli troops re-entered a Palestinian town in the West Bank and fired upon protesters in Ramallah, Bush bluntly told Israel, "It's now time to quit it altogether."...
Taxpayers get record refunds from IRS (04/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Americans got nearly $150 billion in income tax refunds this spring, a record $1,937 on average. Tax cuts and the nation's sour economy were two of the biggest reasons. The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that the 77 million refunds processed through April 19 also set a record. The same was true for the 36.5 million refunds that taxpayers had deposited directly into their bank accounts...
Two gunmen open fire in German school, killing eight (04/26/02)
ERFURT, Germany (AP) -- A recently expelled student and a second gunman opened fire inside a school Friday, leaving 18 people dead and at least six others injured, police said. Earlier, police said two teachers and a police officer who rushed to the scene were killed in the rampage...
Second space tourist blasts off (04/26/02)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- With a thunderous roar and a trailing tail of fire, a Russian rocket blasted into orbit Thursday, carrying the world's second space tourist -- a South African who paid $20 million to fulfill a childhood dream. Mark Shuttleworth, a 28-year-old Internet millionaire, was strapped snugly into the Soyuz TM-34 capsule as he, an Italian space rookie and a veteran Russian cosmonaut were fired spaceward from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan...
U.N. experts - World economy 'on the mend' (04/26/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Declaring that the world economy is "on the mend," the United Nations on Thursday predicted global economic growth of 1.8 percent this year rising to about 3 percent next year -- providing there are no major shocks. "After a pervasive global slowdown in 2001, with roughly a dozen economies falling into recession, a recovery is unfolding," according to the U.N. Global Economic Outlook, which is compiled from reports by 250 economic experts from 60 countries...
Nine Palestinians leave church (04/26/02)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Nine young Palestinians, wearing masks against the stench, emerged from the Church of the Nativity on Thursday carrying the rotting corpses of two Palestinian policemen in makeshift wooden coffins. It was a small breakthrough in the three-week standoff at one of Christianity's holiest shrines, where 30 gunmen are among more than 200 Palestinians holed up and surrounded by Israeli troops...
Israel seeks to clarify U.N. team's role (04/26/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations responded to Israeli demands and added two military officers to a U.N. fact-finding mission Thursday, as the Jewish state sought further clarifications about the team that will look into an Israeli assault on the Jenin refugee camp...
Rumsfeld - Allied troops capture al-Qaida fighters daily (04/26/02)
SHANNON, Ireland -- American and allied forces in Afghanistan are capturing al-Qaida and Taliban fighters "almost every day, in small numbers," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. The comment indicated that U.S. soldiers are having more regular contact with enemy forces than American officials had suggested in recent weeks. Rumsfeld was not specific about the location of the encounters and did not say whether any senior al-Qaida figures had been killed or captured recently...
Chernobyl nuclear accident registers 16th anniversary (04/26/02)
KOROSTEN, Ukraine -- Ukrainian health officials expressed concern Thursday about an ever-increasing number of Chernobyl-related cancer cases, as the government pushed to start rebuilding on land contaminated with radiation. A nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl plant exploded in the world's worst atomic accident on April 26, 1986, and sent a radioactive cloud over much of Europe. The plant was closed permanently in 2000...
Nigerian leader candidate for second term (04/26/02)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria's first civilian president in nearly two decades declared his candidacy Thursday for a second term, saying more must be done to restore the prominence of Africa's most populous nation. Pledging to overcome Nigeria's history of political and military turmoil that has interrupted several past elections, Olusegun Obasanjo asked voters that this time, elections be peaceful...
Bell City earns a sweep at home (04/26/02)
BELL CITY, Mo.-- Bell City used the arm and bat of senior Jason Rampley to sweep a doubleheader from Advance Thursday in baseball action. Rampley fired a one-hit gem as Bell City won the opener 1-0 and belted a home run in a 12-1 rout in the second game...
Suspensions, miscues add to Tigers' dilemma (04/26/02)
It was another setback that left Central coach Steve Williams thumbing through an emotional thesaurus. "Frustrated, disappointed, disturbed," Williams said, trying to pin down his state of mind after a 5-2 defeat Thursday at home to Kelly. There was no doubt the Tigers were a struggling baseball team after their fifth straight loss...
Blues rally, cap series (04/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- For Brent Johnson, the end of his long shutout streak was no big deal. He allowed three goals in the second period, but wore an ear-to-ear grin after the St. Louis Blues overcame a two-goal deficit to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 on Thursday night...
Doyle opens strong, takes early Tradition lead (04/26/02)
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. -- Allen Doyle, who turned pro at age 47 and has became one of the top players on the Senior PGA Tour, shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Countrywide Tradition. Five players, including Tom Kite, were one stroke back in the first major championship of the senior season. Four others were two shots off the lead as the seniors tore apart the 3-year-old Prospector Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and son Gary...
A changing of the guard looms in Indy Racing League (04/26/02)
Each time Sam Hornish Jr. hoists another glimmering trophy in the winner's circle, the old guard of the IRL looks as if it's lost a little more of its luster. And, with the rise of Roger Penske's powerful team, IRL mainstays Buddy Lazier, Eddie Cheever and Scott Sharp have taken on the appearance of underdogs despite entering this season as the biggest winners in the series...
Isles-Maple Leafs series has tongues wagging (04/26/02)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- As if the Toronto Maple Leafs didn't have enough to worry about with Mats Sundin out for the playoffs, now they have to listen to Islanders' captain Michael Peca. He took some gleeful swipes, just one day after New York tied the playoff series with a 4-3 victory. Game 5 is in Toronto tonight...
Chiefs visit fans, say 'thank you' (04/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The man in the crowded restaurant grabbed his cell phone and began dialing as quickly as his short, chubby fingers could punch the buttons. "Guess who just walked up to my table and introduced himself?" he said, practically shouting to be heard above the din. "Dick Vermeil! And he had Trent Green and Bobby Bell with him!"...
Mets end one drought, leave Cards stuck in one of their own (04/26/02)
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets' first home run in 10 days couldn't have been more timely. Pinch-hitter Mark Johnson ended New York's eight-game homerless stretch, hitting a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that gave the Mets a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night...
Outlook strong for Duck Creek Conservation Area (04/26/02)
Thousands of people head to Duck Creek every year to fish. An hour drive is worth it for the fishing opportunities that exist in Pool No. 1. Wide varieties of large fish and plenty of them make Duck Creek a top spot in the region, and this looks to be a fine year no matter what type of fish anglers pursue...
Outdoors digest (04/26/02)
Measures are allowed to control goose nuisance Because they are migratory birds, giant Canada geese are protected by federal law. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that resident Canada geese can cause problems for people, and the agency has responded to property owners' requests for help. So last year the FWS granted the Conservation Department power to authorize other control measures...
Fishing report (04/26/02)
LAKES n Clearwater Lake: 60 DEGREES, HIGH, WHITE BASS GOOD ON BUCKTAIL JIGS AND SPINNERS; BLACK BASS GOOD ON MINNOWS; CRAPPIE FAIR ON MINNOWS AND GRUBS; ALL OTHER SPECIES SLOW. N COUNCIL BLUFF: 62 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on small minnows; all other species slow...
After a wet week, tracks move ahead with big plans (04/26/02)
Rain Friday. Rain Saturday. Rain Wednesday. It wasn't a good week for local racing. Area tracks got the worst of the weather with rainouts Friday and Saturday, followed by more rain Wednesday that wiped out a unique but promising mid-week event at Fredericktown (Mo.) Raceway...
Sports digest 4/26/02 (04/26/02)
AREA LOCAL GYMNAST QUALIFIES FOR JUNIOR OLYMPIC MEET Tanya Cwick, a Level 10 gymnast and student at Central High School, finished third in the all-around and earned a bronze medal in the Region 4 meet April 6 in St. Paul, Minn. She qualified for the national junior Olympic event May 4 and 5 in Landover, Md...
Rural regalness (04/26/02)
Remember when you were a kid with a set of Lincoln Logs and you built your dream house? Was it a fancy version of the Ponderosa? If you drive out past Gordonville, Mo., to Route OO, you'll find that Lincoln Log dream house at 5487 Route OO. My grandfather built a log cabin by himself years ago. ...
A thing of beauty, a joy forever (04/26/02)
You can go to Frankfurt, Calais or Rome, But the best things in life are close to home. That's how I feel after I've been on vacation, which usually means I've been La-Z-Boy-deprived for longer than any human should have to endure...
'Dogtown' chronicles the birth of skateboarding (04/26/02)
LOS ANGELES Without a decaying coastal resort area called Dogtown, a pack of rebel rollers known as the Z-Boys, and a 1970s drought that left California swimming pools bone dry, who knows where modern skateboarding would be? The adventures of the first extreme skateboarders are chronicled in "Dogtown and Z-Boys," a hip documentary that's already proved to be a hit at film festivals...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Scorpion King' (04/26/02)
No stars I really tried to roll with this movie but it was impossible. There has to be an audience for this stuff, but it wasn't in the theater with me (thank goodness). I didn't see one WWF T-shirt. I've always wanted to go to a pro rasslin' event and hold a sign up that said BORING. ...
Painting the town (04/26/02)
Madonnari is the name of an Italian tradition of street painting dating back 600 years. Itinerant artists reproduced religious masterpieces in chalk, most of which in the beginning were portraits of the Madonna. Modern-day madonnari working with chalk as a medium and pavement as a canvass create art at festivals across the U.S. Saturday's Cape Chalk Walk and Street Painting Festival is in the tradition...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Scorpion King' (04/26/02)
H 1/2 Do you like professional wrestling? Do you like shameless acting and corny dialogue interspersed with body slams and bulging muscles? Do you think the only appropriate attire for women is hardly any at all? Do you not mind watching a film with an aimless plot, implausible transitions, incorrect sound effects, and wasted characters? Does the sight of the charismatic The Rock's lifted eyebrow make you call for your smelling salts? Does seeing the name of Vince McMahon as the executive producer provoke excitement instead of dread?. ...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Scorpion King' (04/26/02)
HHH Attention all guys: This one's for you. Jam-packed with fight scenes, scantily clad ladies and all the important wrestling moves, "The Scorpion King" is guaranteed to make the men swoon. Don't fear though, ladies, The Rock's muscles and die-for-his-lady attitude equal that of any good Harlequin...
Over my dead body 4/26 (04/26/02)
Here are the 10 songs Tara Herbst of Cape Girardeau couldn't live without: 1. "Another Brick in the Wall" -- Pink Floyd As a college student, this song is my anthem. I really love anything by Pink Floyd. 2. "I Wanna Be Sedated" -- The Ramones...
Artifacts 4/26 (04/26/02)
Pucker up for Smash Mouth The pop and punk band Smash Mouth performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Show Me Center. Opening the concert will be the Chicago band Lucky Boys Confusion. Tickets are available at the Show Me Center Box Office, at For Your Entertainment in Westfield Shoppingtown, West Park, and at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau, and at Disc Jockey Records at the University Mall in Carbondale, Ill...
Award-winning ZOEgirl includes Jackson resident (04/26/02)
Kristin Swinford of Jackson, Mo., was among the gospel music winners at the Dove Awards in Nashville Thursday night. She is part of the trio ZOEgirl that won the best new artist award. The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael W. Smith won six awards Thursday at the 33rd annual Dove Awards for Christian music, including the top honor of best artist...
Lelar Woods (04/26/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lelar F. Woods, 92, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1910, in New Orleans, she was the daughter of Dave and Matilda Clark Watson. Woods was a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Amanda Robinson (04/26/02)
Amanda Robinson, 17, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 25, 2002, in a fire at her home. She was born July 23, 1984, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Jimmy and Lisa Walls Robinson. Robinson attended Kelly High School at Benton. She was employed at Blimpie's Subs and Salads...
Rosa Julia Gaudin (04/26/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rosa Julia Gaudin, 65, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Maricao, Puerto Rico, daughter of Carlos and Estrella Rodriguez Gaudin. Gaudin grew up in Puerto Rico. She moved to Chicago in 1964 and to Cape Girardeau in 1984. She had worked at Blair Industries since 1964 in Chicago and in Scott City, Mo. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau...
William Castleman (04/26/02)
William Etric Castleman, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1914, in Union City, Tenn., son of Luther Clarence and Claudia Foster Castleman. He and Velma Maddox were married Feb. 9, 1933, in Fulton, Ky...
Caroline Davidson (04/26/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Caroline Davidson, 72, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Select Specialty Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 14, 1929, in Elmwood, Ill., daughter of George and Florence Kaiser Hovenden. She and John D. Davidson were married April 6, 1952. He died June 12, 1978...
Births 4/26/02 (04/26/02)
Wyatt Daughter to Neziah Nahshon Wyatt and Kim S. Hauschild of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:21 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002. Name, Kierra Lashon. Weight, 9 pounds 5 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Hauschild is employed at Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Cape police report 04/26/02 (04/26/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 26 DWICynthia Lorraine Davis, 38, 2845 Themis, was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsBarton Ripley Thomas, 53, Jackson, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for stealing. Annie Ruth Treadwell, 37, 917 S. Pacific, was arrested Thursday for contempt of court...
Cape fire report 04/26/02 (04/26/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 26 Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:At 10:04 p.m., an emergency medical service at 25 S. Sprigg. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 3:57 a.m., a structure fire at 513 Washington...
Out of the past 4/26/02 (04/26/02)
10 years ago: April 26, 1992 City council members take their first look at gloomy synopsis of city's operating budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1; city administration officials tell council that city no longer will be able to fund programs and services solely from tax revenue generated from growth; council takes no action, but hears reports on proposals to increase fees for some programs and services, and impose fees in areas that are now free to public...
Correction 4/26 (04/26/02)
A $10,000 prize is being offered for a hole-in-one on hole No. 8 during the Cape Shrine Club golf tournament May 17 at the Bent Creek Golf Course at Jackson, Mo. The prize was reported incorrectly in an earlier edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Pay for the Pup ends successful campaign (04/26/02)
With more than $16,000 in hand, the Pay for the Pup fund-raising campaign by the Southeast Missourian Jr. has guaranteed there will be enough money for a new police dog at the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The need for a new dog arose unexpectedly this year when Jupp, the department's veteran canine, developed health problems that forced his retirement. While money had been budgeted for continuing police-dog upkeep, there was no money for a new dog...
Do the prep work for oil drilling in Alaska (04/26/02)
In all likelihood, President Bush will sign the energy measure, even without ANWR drilling authority, which was the centerpiece of the administration's energy package. The Democratic leadership in the Senate was able, through a procedural vote, to forestall any action on drilling in the Alaskan refuge where, conservationists contend, oil exploration would endanger the environment and ruin a national treasure. ...
Day of Prayer observance is time for uniting (04/26/02)
To the editor: Many should join the broad spectrum of the Christian community at the National Day of Prayer Evening With the Mayors of Jackson and Cape Girardeau next Wednesday at the Osage Centre. This is our once-a-year opportunity to go before the God of creation with a unified voice...
Mayor's tax idea would have negative effect (04/26/02)
To the editor: As someone who worked in local government for 15 years, I've heard plenty of bad ideas out of the mouths of local elected officials. But I don't remember the last time I heard an idea as bad as Mayor Jay Knudtson's idea of taxing the incomes of people who work in Cape Girardeau. He'd prefer to tax just commuters -- workers who don't live in Cape Girardeau -- but he's willing to tax everyone else too if necessary...
Speak Out A 04/26/02 (04/26/02)
Better promotion THIS IS in regards to the article in the paper about ticket sales being down at the Show Me Center. Maybe if they did some promotions and let people know about the concerts in the surrounding small towns and in Cape Girardeau, they might have a better turnout. I am a resident of Cape Girardeau and did a little survey and asked a few people. Nobody even knew the Smash Mouth concert was coming...
Speak Out A 04/28/02 (04/26/02)
Placing the blame TO THE person who said to thank Jean Carnahan for $5-a-gallon gasoline: Alaskan oil would not be ready for close to 10 years. It would take a few years of exploration before anyone could even choose proper drilling sites. Republicans are holding out on funding for research on hybrid or fuel-cell vehicles. Whom do we blame? Carnahan, who realizes that the Alaskan oil is a short-term solution? Or the Republican oil politicians who oppose alternative fuels?...
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