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Stories from Thursday, May 2, 2002

Lawmakers look to cut test funding for schools (05/02/02)
From staff and wire reports JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri students could be taking fewer standardized tests next year, courtesy of a decision Wednesday by lawmakers to slash test funding by about 60 percent. As a result of the cuts, on which budget negotiators agreed, the state likely would eliminate its standardized tests for science, social studies, health and physical education...
Taking another shot at bearing arms in secret (05/02/02)
Lawmakers give support to concealed weapons bill By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian Local supporters of a bill that would legalize concealed weapons said they're preparing themselves for another disappointment...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 5/2 (05/02/02)
JACKSON BOARD OF ALDERMEN AGENDA 7:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall Power and Light Committee Consider motion accepting the audit report for the year ending Dec. 31 as prepared by Beussink, Hey and Roe, certified public accountants...
Military digest 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
Area Airman completes basic training course Airman Antoine Bigham has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Geraldine Bigham of Charleston, Mo., and is a 2000 graduate of Charleston High School...
Community digest 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
Bishop to speak at Eucharistic celebration Bishop John Leibrecht will be the principal celebrant at a special Eucharistic celebration and open house planned at 6:30 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church at Jackson. The Crystal Rose awards will be presented during the Eucharistic Celebration...
The grand history of a grand hotel (05/02/02)
Civil War general and later President Ulysses S. Grant danced the night away at a ball in his honor. Author and riverboat pilot Mark Twain frequently dropped anchor there. English novelist Charles Dickens observed the bustling Cape Girardeau riverfront from his room...
Seven Girl Scouts receive Gold Award honors (05/02/02)
Seven Girl Scouts received the Girl Scout Gold Award recently in a special ceremony. The Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, helping girls develop skills in leadership, career exploration, self-discovery and service. The Girl Scout Gold Award Project asks Scouts to plan a project to benefit others...
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Workshop (05/02/02)
Show Me Center Tuesday, May 7 7:30-8:30 a.m. -- Registration, coffee 8:30-8:45 a.m.-- Welcome and introductions: Doug Eiken, executive director, Missouri Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission...
Melva Rose Lewis of Cape dies of heart attack in Czechoslovakia (05/02/02)
Melva Rose Lewis, a former advertising saleswoman and obituary writer for the Southeast Missourian, had written her own obituary but didn't think she'd need it for a long while. The 78-year-old Lewis died of a massive heart attack Tuesday shortly after arriving in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on vacation with family members, including her daughter, Mary Frances Young...
Lewis and Clark planners to meet at Cape on Tuesday (05/02/02)
The public will have a chance to find out about plans to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial when 125 people involved in planning events around the state convene in Cape Girardeau. The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Community Workshop is one of two the state commission is holding yearly around the state to coordinate events in 2004, the anniversary year of the exploration. The public is invited to listen to presentations and participate in afternoon forums...
Diocese removes Belleville priest for alleged sex acts (05/02/02)
A Roman Catholic diocese in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis has removed a priest because of an allegation that he sexually abused a New Jersey minor in the 1970s, diocese officials announced Wednesday. Officials with the Belleville, Ill., diocese said its Fitness Review Board recommended administrative leave for the Rev. ...
Students build pavilion for school district (05/02/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- When the students at the city's Career and Technology Center needed a class project, the school district found them a doozy. Rather than hire a professional contractor to add a pavilion to Sikeston High School for events like tennis tournaments and class reunions, the district's Board of Education turned to the center's students, who are learning about construction trades. They drew the plans, built the pavilion and landscaped the grounds...
Students injured after truck collides with school bus (05/02/02)
WARRENTON, Mo. -- Ten Warrenton High School students suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon when their school bus collided with the back end of an oncoming tractor-trailer truck, officials said. The victims were taken to three area hospitals for treatment...
Charges dismissed in death of Wappapello store owner (05/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Evidentiary issues prompted the dismissal of murder charges against the suspects in the shotgun death of the owner of Bud's Country Store at Wappapello, Mo. Gary Lee "Bud" Ayers, 52, of Wappapello was found dead inside his store on Route T at about 7 p.m. Feb. 22 by a Butler County deputy who responded to an alarm sounding there...
Missing Miami girl not Precious Doe (05/02/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every week for a year now, Annette Johnson has met and prayed with other community members that police will identify a 3- or 4-year girl found beheaded last April. The group thought their prayers had been answered this week when there were similarities between the Kansas City case involving the girl known as Precious Doe and that of a missing Florida girl. ...
Five arrests made in burglary at Bloomfield business (05/02/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County authorities have charged two Dexter, Mo., men in connection with a Sunday morning theft at a Bloomfield business. Robbie Hale, Bloomfield police chief, said about $2,000 in tobacco and alcohol goods were stolen from the store...
Bloomfield man faces charges in rape of fellow hospital patient (05/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man charged with raping a fellow patient on the mental health unit at Three Rivers Healthcare-South Campus is in jail. Benjamin Abraham Bivens, 20, was booked at the Butler County Jail this week on a warrant for forcible rape. His bond is set at $50,000...
Sikeston gears up for home rule (05/02/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston's city council is gearing up for the transition to the home rule form of government. The city's form of government will change next April, Mayor Phil Boyer said, and the council and city staff have established the steps required implement the Home Rule Charter...
State lawmakers battle over how to increase funding for schools (05/02/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With time diminishing and tension rising, state lawmakers were at loggerheads Wednesday on how much to increase funding for public schools. The disagreement delayed work -- at least temporarily -- on the rest of the roughly $19 billion budget for the upcoming next fiscal year, and raised the prospects that lawmakers could need a special session to finish the budget...
Women seek to merge cases against officers (05/02/02)
The women who were victimized by a former Dexter police officer filed a motion in federal court Tuesday in Cape Girardeau asking it to allow them to consolidate their cases and add additional parties. Dexter lawyer Stephen Holden said he filed the motion to consolidate the cases "for judicial economy."...
Senate panel moves Rainy Day bill (05/02/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Moving swiftly toward solving the state's latest budget crisis, a Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed using $120 million in state savings to help balance the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30. The 13-0 vote by the majority-Republican Senate Appropriations Committee came less than a week after Democratic Gov. ...
Rams VP defends team's quality, draft choices in Cape visit (05/02/02)
BRIGHT FUTURE By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian The New England Patriots deserved to win. But the St. Louis Rams will continue to be perennial Super Bowl contenders as long as they keep their core quality players like Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk...
Prayer meetings promote unity, power to change (05/02/02)
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Want to go? A noon prayer service will be held today at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson, Mo. In case of rain the service will be at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mo...
Storms hit Southern Illinois; tornado watch in SE Missouri (05/02/02)
The Associated Press COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- Heavy thunderstorms raked southern Illinois on Wednesday, uprooting trees, derailing a train and overturning trucks. No serious injuries were reported and a tornado watch was in effect for several Southeast Missouri counties until 4 a.m. this morning...
Few Americans understand science (05/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are undecided about cloning farm animals, dismiss the notion that some numbers are lucky and believe global warming is a serious problem. But a majority also say some people have mysterious psychic powers, according to a survey that found belief in "pseudoscience" is widespread in the United States...
Leader-in-waiting of China calls Taiwan key to relations (05/02/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush told Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao on Wednesday that he is confident the countries can resolve their differences over Taiwan and human rights, the White House said. Hu later warned publicly that any trouble on the Taiwan question could hurt U.S.-Chinese relations and vigorously defended his country's human rights record...
Lectures trump golf for older adults (05/02/02)
DAVIE, Fla. -- Say you're 71 years old and want to learn about abstract impressionism. Read "Moby Dick" for the first time. Study marine biology. In Florida's retirement kingdom and throughout the nation, golden agers are choosing wonkish foreign policy chats and Jane Austen discussions over games of bridge, shuffleboard and golf. And they're loving it...
Study suggests reducing estimate for number of insect species (05/02/02)
How many insect species are there? Nobody knows. But a new study says a widely cited estimate of about 30 million should be slashed to around 4 million to 6 million. That would bring the 20-year-old estimate in line with some more recent ones. But the author of the original estimate says he'll stick with his higher figure for now...
People talk 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
Chesney's latest album takes over top spot NEW YORK -- Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" had no problem beating the competition for the top spot on the album chart. The country singer's latest release debuted at No. 1 for the week ending April 28, according to industry figures released Wednesday...
Bush sees progress in Middle East (05/02/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Thursday that important progress is being made in ending the violent standoff in the Middle East and declared that Israel must negotiate an end to its "occupation" of Palestinian areas in the West Bank...
Stocks mixed, blue chips higher for third straight day (05/02/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street took an expected break Thursday following a two-day blue chip buying spree, leaving prices narrowly mixed. The Dow industrials managed a moderate gain, but tech stocks continued their slide. "We needed a little bit of a breather here," said Bob Dickey, managing director of technical analysis at Dain Rauscher Wessels in Minneapolis...
House passes election-year expansion in farm subsidies (05/02/02)
AP Farm WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Thursday passed an election-year farm bill that will boost spending by 70 percent and increase subsidies to grain and cotton farms while adding thousands of other producers to the federal dole...
Newer space shuttles to run without pilots (05/02/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The replacement for NASA's aging space shuttles may take off like a plane, be propelled by booster rockets that fly back to Earth and, in one of the more radical moves, eliminate pilots. The reusable space plane, equipped with crew escape and automatic landing systems, would be far safer than the shuttle, officials said Tuesday in unveiling 15 design concepts. It also would be much cheaper to operate, they promised...
'Melissa' computer virus creator sentenced to 20 months (05/02/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The creator of the "Melissa" computer virus was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in federal prison for causing millions of dollars of damage by disrupting e-mail systems worldwide in 1999. David L. Smith, 33, pleaded guilty in December 1999 to a state charge of computer theft and to a federal charge of sending a damaging computer program. In the federal plea, both sides agreed the damage was greater than $80 million...
Study says tuition at public colleges taking bigger bite (05/02/02)
Tuition at the nation's public colleges and universities took an ever-bigger bite out of family income between 1980 and 2000, outpacing financial aid and state support, a study released Thursday says. Hardest hit were the poorest families, according to findings of The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, an independent, nonprofit think tank in San Jose, Calif...
Crews move to 9,500-acre blaze in New Mexico (05/02/02)
MAYHILL, N.M. (AP) -- A man who started a wildfire in the Sacramento Mountains that had already burned more than 9,500 acres and destroyed at least 20 structures by Thursday committed suicide because he couldn't live with what happened, a sheriff said...
Jubilant tour for Arafat after confinement ends (05/02/02)
AP Special CorrespondentRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Blowing kisses to children and flashing V-for-victory signs, Yasser Arafat toured his battle-scarred West Bank capital on Thursday, vacated only hours earlier by Israeli troops and tanks...
Annan calls off U.N. fact-finding mission to Jenin refugee camp (05/02/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan abandoned efforts Wednesday to send a fact-finding mission to the Jenin refugee camp after Israel first gave a green light and then said the mission was biased. In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, Annan said the team would be disbanded on Thursday...
Musharraf's government declares victory while critics cry foul (05/02/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Allegations of widespread fraud followed a referendum that extended the rule of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf by five more years. In a challenge that could hurt the key U.S. ally's bid to strengthen authority, critics who questioned the credibility of the voting pounced on the final figures published Wednesday -- showing 97.7 percent backed the military ruler and putting the turnout at over 50 percent...
Philippine Muslim extremists threaten hostages (05/02/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- Muslim extremists holding American missionaries hostage ruled out further negotiations on Wednesday and threatened to kill the Kansas couple if U.S.-backed pursuit of the outlaws gets too close. The Philippine military vowed, meanwhile, to intensify its drive to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf extremists and rescue Martin and Gracia Burnham of Wichita, Kan...
Grenade attack leaves three dead in Philippines (05/02/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- A grenade explosion killed three people and wounded two others Wednesday after police said they thwarted two possible terrorist attacks, including one that may have targeted President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The grenade blast occurred around 9:45 p.m., while people were dancing on a basketball court that had been turned into a trade fair during May Day celebrations at Notre Dame village, part of Cotabato city, police chief Sanggacala Dampac said...
European Jews concerned as anti-Semitic attacks increase (05/02/02)
LONDON -- Firebombs hurled at Jewish schools and synagogues in France. Orthodox Jews assaulted on the streets of north London. Protesters at a Rome demonstration dressed as suicide bombers. European Jews are increasingly uneasy about a wave of anti-Semitic violence that has coincided with rising tensions in the Middle East...
Rallies against Le Pen draw more than a million people (05/02/02)
PARIS -- Well over a million people across France marched against extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen on Wednesday, just four days before he faces President Jacques Chirac in a race that has mobilized the country. The marches on the traditional labor holiday of May Day were the culmination of nearly two weeks of public protests following Le Pen's stunning showing in the presidential election's first round...
Troops leave Arafat's compound after prisoners whisked away (05/02/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from Ramallah early Thursday, hours after a diplomatic breakthrough ended a siege on Yasser Arafat's compound in the West Bank town. The deal also saw six wanted Palestinians sent to jail, where they will be watched over by American and British wardens...
U.S. forces under fire in Pakistan; rocket attack misses target (05/02/02)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A nighttime rocket attack apparently aimed at a building where U.S. special forces were sleeping missed its target early Wednesday and no one was injured. It was the first time U.S. forces have come under fire in the hostile border region of Pakistan since they began operations in recent weeks...
Slow-starting Indians build momentum (05/02/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- At Jackson High School, where football, wrestling and basketball grab much of the attention, the baseball program has played the role of the changeup in the sports repertoire. It's lacked a little zip in the passion department. "The thing about here, we just don't take baseball real serious, in my opinion, compared to football and other sports," Jackson coach Sam Sides said. ...
Oran tops ND 6-4 (05/02/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- After their scheduled baseball games were rained out, Oran and Notre Dame met in an impromptu matchup Wednesday. And the Eagles came away with an impressive 6-4 victory. Oran (10-4) rode a five-run second inning and Ryne Wood's four hitter to victory. Wood went the distance with six strikeouts and one walk...
Flat out bookin' - Otahk hurdler is perfect in classroom (05/02/02)
Laura VanHoevelaak will try to reach the pinnacle of Ohio Valley Conference track & field this weekend in the OVC Championships in Cape Girardeau. She's already reached the pinnacle of academics at Southeast Missouri State University. She's on schedule to graduate this month with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average...
Rockies shut out Pirates (05/02/02)
DENVER -- In took eight years for consecutive shutouts to be pitched at Coors Field. Denny Neagle limited Pittsburgh to three hits in eight innings, and the Colorado Rockies extended their winning streak to five by beating the Pirates 6-0 Wednesday night...
Chinese 'giant' leaves NBA scouts dreaming of next Ming dynasty (05/02/02)
CHICAGO -- Yao Ming arrived in a black stretch limousine, a crowd of people waiting to catch a glimpse. A collective "ooh" went up when he walked into the gym, ducking his head so he wouldn't bump into the concrete doorway. Inside, 65 NBA scouts, coaches and team officials were waiting, including Miami coach Pat Riley, New Jersey Nets general manager Rod Thorn and Washington Wizards assistant GM Rod Higgins. ...
Red Sox bats keep Martinez perfect (05/02/02)
BOSTON -- Manny Ramirez homered twice, and Jose Offerman went 4-for-4 Wednesday night to salvage another rough outing at Fenway Park for Pedro Martinez and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 15-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Martinez (4-0) allowed three runs in five innings, giving up six hits and two walks while striking out five. He is 1-0 with a 9.45 ERA in three starts at home this year, and 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three road starts...
Martinez hits first two HRs for Cards (05/02/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Tino Martinez hit his first two homers of the season, and Travis Smith pitched six impressive innings for his first career victory as the injury-depleted St. Louis Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 Wednesday night. The Cardinals, who won for only the fifth time in 15 games, have five starting pitchers on the disabled list. Smith, making his second career start, allowed only Mike Lowell's second-inning home run...
Harlan's Holiday made favorite (05/02/02)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The numbers are set for Harlan's Holiday: He'll try to win the Kentucky Derby from the No. 14 post as the 9-2 favorite in a full field of 20 horses. Harlan's Holiday, the consistent bay colt with six wins and four seconds in 10 career starts, was a slight favorite over Came Home and Buddha, both listed at 5-1 in the morning line set Wednesday night by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia...
Blues' task - score on Hasek (05/02/02)
DETROIT -- After a shaky start in the playoffs, Dominik Hasek showed why the Detroit Red Wings fought other suitors -- including St. Louis -- to acquire the six-time Vezina Trophy winner and two-time NHL MVP. Hasek, acquired last summer from Buffalo, was solid as the Red Wings won four straight to beat Vancouver in six games and advance to face the Blues. The second-round series starts Thursday night...
Sports digest 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
AREA SE's Hatton garners OVC baseball honor Southeast Missouri State University senior center fielder Vern Hatton has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for last week's games. Hatton batted .545, with two home runs, six runs batted in and six runs scored as the Indians won all four of their games, including an upset of Oklahoma State and a three-game sweep of OVC rival Austin Peay...
Health briefs 5/2 (05/02/02)
Bootheel area residents warned of scams DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter's acting chief of police, Paul Haubold, and the Pemiscot County sheriff's office have asked residents to beware of letters, e-mails and telephone calls that ask for bank account information...
Side effects appear after drugs get OK, research suggests (05/02/02)
CHICAGO -- New research estimating that 20 percent of recently approved prescription drugs have serious and even life-threatening side effects suggests doctors should prescribe older medication whenever possible. "It's like playing Russian roulette when a doctor prescribes a newly approved drug that doesn't have a big breakthrough," said Dr. Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen Health Research Group, a co-author of the study...
Exercising ergonomics (05/02/02)
Story by Laura Johnston Photos by Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian Simple everyday chores around the house and tasks on the job provide plenty of opportunities for Americans to injure themselves, often when they don't intend to, but using ergonomics could help prevent many injuries, particularly those of the lower back, knees and wrists...
Health calendar 5/2 (05/02/02)
Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information, call 651-5825. Carbohydrate counting class from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call 331-5897...
Journey without an end (05/02/02)
May 2, 2002 Dear Dixie, Two of the Neosho nieces were visiting last weekend. We took them to Grace Cafe to see the farewell concert by Don Haupt Jr., a local photographer/Delta blues musician/pizza delivery guy -- it says so on his card -- who days later packed up his car and his newly recorded CD, "Life is Difficult," and is headed out West to pursue life in Eureka, Calif...
Mabel Berkbigler (05/02/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mabel Berkbigler, 98, of Perryville died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 1, 1903, in Perry County, daughter of Louis and Mary Huber Miget. She and Daniel J. Berkbigler Sr. were married Sept. 29, 1930. He died Feb. 14, 1982...
Mary Church (05/02/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Mary F. Church, 78, of Granite City, Ill., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Illmo, Mo., daughter of John and Ada Robertson Williams. She married Lindsay M. Church Sr., who died in 1990...
Gerry Packard (05/02/02)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Gerry Jean Packard, 64, of Cambridge, Wis., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Mounds, daughter of Gerald L. and Edith Marie Jackson Palmer. She and Robert Packard were married April 27, 1957, in Ferguson, Mo...
Walter Gates (05/02/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James Walter Gates, 51, of Sikeston died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident Jan. 1, 2002. He was born Oct. 24, 1950, at Matthews, Mo., son of Ernest James and Hazel Nance Gates. He and Jessica Tidwell were married Nov. 22, 1991, in Sikeston...
Delphus Barnhart (05/02/02)
Delphus Barnhart, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday May 1, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are pending at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Salvador Marques (05/02/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dr. Salvador D. "Doc" Marques, 78, of Anna died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Union County Hospital. He was born May 11, 1923, in Redlands, Calif. He and the former Sandra Sue Rhodes were married 37 years ago. Marques was a physician. He is survived by his wife...
Alene Koenig (05/02/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Alene O. Koenig, 72, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her home in Jackson. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Henrichs will officiate. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Births 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
Copeland Daughter to Michael and Deborah Copeland of Lexington Park, Md., St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002. Name, Deanna Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 15 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Copeland is the former Deborah Fessler, daughter of Charles and Judy Fessler of Jacksonville, Fla. She is a teller at Bank of America. Copeland is the son of Walter and Linda Copeland of Cape Girardeau. He is an avionics technician in the U.S. Navy...
Cape police report 5/2 (05/02/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 2 ArrestsShontai Maurice Carter, 28, 412 N. St., was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, probation violation. Ivory Joe Robinson, 39, 14 S. Henderson, was arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance...
Jackson fire report 5/2 (05/02/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 2 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 10:07 p.m., an emergency medical service at 424 Sheridan. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 12:31 a.m., an emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg...
Out of the past 5/2/02 (05/02/02)
10 years ago: May 2, 1992 Cape Girardeau native who is member of Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT team believes violence, prompted by decision in Rodney King beating trial, is lessening, but he's not sure it's over; Bob Kain, 31, has been member of team for year and half...
Habitat for Humanity's fine work evident (05/02/02)
Congratulations to the two new homeowners who launched the Carter Estates subdivision at West End Boulevard and College Street in Cape Girardeau. It should become a very special neighborhood with exceptional residents. After all, how many homeowners have "sweat equity" in where they live? It's the term Habitat for Humanity uses for the required investment their beneficiaries must have in their future homes. ...
Cape more connected than some may think (05/02/02)
Cape Girardeau can seem insulated and self-sufficient, a mostly peaceful, mostly homogenous Midwestern town people move to or stay in because of the excellent quality of life it has to offer. Its exotic name can belie its geography: Cape Girardeau is the only inland cape in the United States...
Teacher makes a difference (05/02/02)
To the editor: Their reward is a piece of candy for completed homework. She shared brownies on her birthday with her students. She knows how to let them be kids, but you can see the love and respect in her students' eyes when she is around. I have witnessed her dashing outside with forgotten lunchboxes...
Speak out 5/2 (05/02/02)
Why are we cutting down trees on William, really? Expanding the street made sense when we were looking at having a gambling boat because of the traffic, but it didn't materialize. Also, most of the traffic will be redirected once we get the new bridge done. Who comes up with these plans, anyway?...
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