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Stories from Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Team suggests hike in city sales tax (05/07/02)
Cape Girardeau voters could be asked to approve a three-quarter-cent sales tax in August in an attempt to help pull Cape Girardeau out of a three-year financial slump. After six months of investigating ideas, a revenue issues team Monday night suggested the city council put a half-cent parks and stormwater tax and a quarter-cent fire sales tax on the ballot...
Bush declares Bollinger County a disaster area (05/07/02)
President Bush on Monday declared Bollinger and four other Southeast Missouri counties as major disaster areas, a move that will help local governments pay for public property but still leaves storm- and tornado-weary residents waiting. The declaration will set aside federal and state funds to help pay for fixing or replacing such things as storm-damaged public buildings, utilities and roads, but does not address the needs of private residents who suffered damage to homes, property and businesses during the storms April 24 through 28.. ...
Cartoons still pack a punch (05/07/02)
Whether you're young or old there are some things you never outgrow, and area teen-agers believe cartoons make that list. When asked about their favorite cartoon, some teens had a tough time making a choice. Cartoons are a staple of their entertainment diet, along with video games and music...
Students will operate their own cable access channel (05/07/02)
Broadcasting students at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center have been learning lessons in filming, editing, directing and producing since September. While the students have made a lot of clips and public service announcements for class, the only things they've produced and been able to watch from home have been school board meetings on Charter Communications public access Channel 5...
Jackson man gets prison term on meth charge (05/07/02)
A Jackson, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court Monday to four years in prison on a felony methamphetamine manufacturing charge. Danny Moll, 31, admitted that, between July 1999 and May 2000, he and Deborah Ing regularly produced meth. His role was to obtain pseudoephedrine pills, an ingredient in meth, on at least 30 occasions...
Cape Guardians group raises more than $45,000 in year (05/07/02)
The Guardians group has raised more than $45,000 in less than a year -- money that its executive director, R.J. McKinney, says he hopes will never be spent. The group was set up as a not-for-profit corporation last May to raise money to aid the families of any Cape Girardeau County firefighters or policemen killed in the line of duty...
Girl Scouts honor volunteers, seat officers (05/07/02)
The Girl Scouts of Otahki Council recently honored their volunteers and elected and installed their board of directors and nominee committee members. New board members installed at the annual meeting and volunteer appreciation program included Marsha Haskell, Mary Spell and Sue Hellwege of Cape Girardeau, Mary Dinkins of Piedmont, Mo., and Mickey French of Anna, Ill...
Appeals court overturns drug convictions (05/07/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A state appeals court has ruled that a state trooper lacked probable cause to initiate a traffic stop in Pemiscot County that resulted in a woman being sentenced to 14 years in prison on drug charges. The ruling, issued Friday by a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District, reverses Veronica Mendoza's convictions for possession of a controlled substance and drug trafficking in the first degree...
Man pleads guilty in 'Operation Candyman' investigation (05/07/02)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man arrested as part of the FBI's "Operation Candyman" investigation has pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography. James Rader of Hannibal entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing was scheduled for July 19. He could face up to five years and prison and a $250,000 fine...
Emergency medical license measure heads to Gov. Holden (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Doctors from other states could be temporarily licensed to work in Missouri during emergencies under a bill headed to the governor for consideration. The Senate gave the bill final approval Monday on a 25-0 vote without debate...
Rainy Day Fund gets initial OK in Senate (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With time and state revenue both running short, the Senate gave initial approval Monday to a bill authorizing use of $120 million from an emergency savings account to help fund the current budget. The legislation, which would let the state pay its bills through June 30, advanced on a 31-2 vote and needs final Senate approval before moving to the House...
Area lawmaker proposes list of preferred drugs (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With an eye to saving the state millions of dollars, lawmakers are studying a plan to place certain medications on a list of preferred prescription drugs for Medicaid recipients. Rep. Pat Naeger, R-Perryville, said patients would be encouraged to take the lower-priced versions of medications that would be on the list...
St. Louis mall accused of profiling blacks (05/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Blacks wearing hip-hop style clothing, do-rags and even a tilted hat are victims of racial profiling at a popular St. Louis shopping mall, a leader of the National Action Network said Monday. The Rev. Horace Sheffield III of Detroit was organizing a demonstration planned for today outside St. ...
Five-vehicle pileup kills two in Ste. Genevieve County (05/07/02)
NEW OFFENBURG, Mo. -- Two people were killed Monday in a five-car pileup in Ste. Genevieve Count. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as Donald Lewis, 69, and Virginia Lewis, 63, both of Sullivan. The accident happened at Missouri Highway 32 and Route O while an eastbound Mitsubishi Eclipse was stopped to make a left turn, with a pickup truck waiting behind it, the patrol said...
Judge keeps alive union's bid to save Vienna prison (05/07/02)
VIENNA, Ill. -- A Johnson County judge has kept alive a union's attempt to save the Vienna Correctional Center from the budget ax, but the union is far from victory in the case. Without commenting, Judge James R. Williamson on Monday denied the state's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The judge scheduled a bench trial for next Monday...
Lawmakers send school funding bill to Holden (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After days of negotiation and debate, lawmakers have sent Gov. Bob Holden a bill that could allow them to provide a smaller funding increase to public schools and claim political victory. The Senate voted 19-14 Monday for the bill that retools the formula used to determine the base funding for elementary and secondary schools...
Bill restricting payday loans sent to governor (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Interest rates would be capped on payday loans under a bill agreed to by consumer and industry advocates and sent to Gov. Bob Holden on Monday. The House passed the legislation overwhelmingly and with little debate, after supporters warned that any changes could jeopardize a carefully crafted compromise...
Second woman dies in wreck (05/07/02)
A second person has died following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 55 on Sunday afternoon 12 miles north of Cape Girardeau. Delores Scott, 76, of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Medical Center. She had been a passenger in a car that had crossed the median and struck an oncoming car. The driver of the car that crossed the median, Mary Grega, 66, of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene...
Date set for Mill Spring murder trial (05/07/02)
Daily American Republic GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Mill Spring, Mo., man will stand trial in December for allegedly killing a friend earlier this year. In a court appearance Friday, Circuit Judge J. Max Price set Elvis P. Walker's trial for Dec. 11 through 13 in Wayne County...
Stadium protesters hushed at Capitol (05/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Protesters opposed to state aid for stadium projects were hushed by police as they marched through the Capitol halls Monday and had to hide their signs when they entered a House viewing gallery. The two busloads of St. Louis residents repeatedly chanted a refrain that also was printed on their matching white-and-black T-shirts: "Fund the needy, not the greedy!"...
Four arrested on meth charges (05/07/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Police netted more than they expected Saturday night when they went they served a city arrest warrant on a man staying at a Poplar Bluff motel. They walked away with the man, as well as three others and 13 "corner bags" of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale...
Charleston police shoot man during confrontation (05/07/02)
Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An investigation has begun into the police shooting and wounding of a Charleston man early Sunday morning. Charleston police have asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the incident in which Carlos Clemons, 23, was injured. Authorities had been called to the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot Sunday where a disturbance had been reported. Earlier calls had been made regarding shots being fired there...
Stocks mixed following fed decision on interest rates (05/07/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Choosey bargain hunters surfaced Tuesday on Wall Street, bidding blue chips higher following an extended sell-off that had sent stocks to their lowest levels in months. But technology stocks fell for the fifth straight day...
Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged (05/07/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, allowing Americans to continue to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades. That would give consumers an incentive to keep on spending, and businesses might be motivated to step up investment in new equipment and plants. Both are crucial ingredients to help along the budding economic recovery...
FBI issues APB for man in pipe-bomb case (05/07/02)
Associated Press WriterAMARILLO, Texas (AP) -- The FBI issued an all-points bulletin Tuesday for a 22-year-old man, described as armed and dangerous, in connection with a wave of pipe bombs found in rural mailboxes, authorities said. Lubbock police spokesman Bill Morgan said the bulletin identified the man as Luke John Helder, who was seen driving a gray Honda Accord with Minnesota license plates. The bulletin said Helder was armed and dangerous, according to Morgan...
Rumsfeld stands by Army secretary (05/07/02)
AP Military WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld expressed support Tuesday for embattled Army Secretary Thomas White and said White had personally assured him he had no involvement in congressional contacts by his staff that were "way in the dickens out of line."...
Holes, cracks worry nuclear regulators (05/07/02)
Laura Bowlin, center, interviewed Nathan Davie while cameramen Josh Revelle, left, and Tim Leverich, right, took instructions from their teacher, Randy McWilson, during a practice interview Monday. The Central High School students were preparing for their first broadcast from the studio, which is in the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Channel 23.By H. Josef Hebert ~ The Associated Press...
Health secretary heeding own advice on healthy living (05/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- When Tommy Thompson's employees head for a smoking break, they watch out for the boss -- he's been known to take away cigarettes. Go to lunch with him and you'll get fruit for dessert. Don't challenge him to a race -- this 60-year-old runs a 9-minute mile...
Romance blossoms after a chilly encounter at WTC (05/07/02)
NEW YORK -- It all started with a Christmas Day massage at ground zero. Now, Dawna LoPiccolo, who soothed exhausted firefighter John Mraz amid the debris of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, is planning their wedding. "I met John in a 20-by-12 wood shack at ground zero. He was the last man I massaged that day," said LoPiccolo, a massage therapist who had volunteered to help rescue workers after the attacks...
Mail deliveries resume; another pipe bomb found (05/07/02)
SEWARD, Neb. -- Another mailbox bomb was found in rural Nebraska on Monday, the eighth discovered in the state and the 16th in the Midwest since the domestic terrorism spree began last week. Authorities also said a pipe bomb was found Monday in a mailbox in the small mountain community of Salida, Colo., 100 miles southwest of Denver...
UN Security Council agrees on sanctions against Iraq (05/07/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council's five permanent members have agreed on a new system of sanctions against Iraq, the White House said Tuesday. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer announced the action in Washington. "This is a step forward," he said...
Van hits Cinco de Mayo crowd (05/07/02)
MAYWOOD, Calif. -- An angry mob attacked the driver of a stolen van that plowed into a crowd at a Cinco de Mayo street carnival after the driver injured four people, including a pregnant woman and a 2-year-old girl, police said Monday. Jahir Vidales Ramirez had to be rescued by police after an angry crowd pulled him from the van and attacked him following the Sunday night crash, Sgt. Mark Van Holt said in a statement...
Thousands evacuate homes in Colorado (05/07/02)
EVERGREEN, Colo. -- Fire managers called up additional crews Monday to battle a 400-acre wildfire that had chased more than 2,000 people from their homes in the forested foothills. There were no reports of homes damaged, but the blaze was within a quarter-mile of at least one house and within two miles of subdivisions in the area about 25 miles west of Denver...
President presses Israel to negotiate with Yasser Arafat (05/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- Israel intensified its campaign Monday to link Yasser Arafat to terror attacks in the face of the Bush administration's insistence that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon must deal with him as leader of the Palestinians. President Bush, on the eve of White House talks with Sharon, prodded Arafat to play a constructive role to stop violence...
Nation digest 05/07/02 (05/07/02)
Cardinal Law ordered to answer questions in suit BOSTON -- A judge Monday ordered Cardinal Bernard Law to give a deposition on Wednesday in the civil litigation against John Geoghan, the now-defrocked priest accused of molesting scores of youngsters...
Arthur Andersen goes on trial in Enron shredding case (05/07/02)
HOUSTON -- The first criminal case to emerge from the Enron Corp. collapse began Monday as Arthur Andersen LLP went on trial for allegedly obstructing justice by shredding Enron-related documents. Sixteen-jurors, including four alternates, were sworn in Monday and opening statements were expected to begin Tuesday. The trial is expected to last at least three weeks...
Suu Kyi, freed from house arrest, vows to fight for democracy (05/07/02)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Aung San Suu Kyi returned to public life Monday after 19 months of house arrest, breathing new life into the opposition's struggle for democracy but aware that Myanmar's military rulers will be loathe to give up their iron grip on power...
Nepal claims it has killed 200 rebels with airstrikes (05/07/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Army helicopters killed more than 200 rebels in airstrikes in western Nepal, a government spokesman said Monday, amid the deadliest fighting since the communist insurgency began six years ago. Officials say security forces have killed more than 560 rebels since Thursday -- a claim that could not be independently confirmed. Neither journalists nor human rights activists have access to the battle zones in remote districts of Rolpa and Pyuthan, 185 miles west of Katmandu...
Explosion hits reception hall at Israeli town south of Tel Aviv (05/07/02)
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An explosion rocked a reception hall in the Israeli town of Rishon Letzion late Tuesday, and Israel Radio said several people were injured. There were no immediate details on the blast, which came as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon began meeting with President Bush in Washington...
Retired general recalls panic, prayer aboard ill-fated jetliner (05/07/02)
KANO, Nigeria -- Seconds after takeoff, the airliner lurched and heaved as passengers screamed and prayed aloud, retired Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Ikegwuoha said Monday, relating from his hospital bed how he took off his seat belt and coiled his body into a ball...
Internet provides link with home for troops in Afghanistan (05/07/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. forces hunting down al-Qaida and Taliban fighters have brought more than just firepower to this dust-ridden Afghan air base. They've strung fiber optic cables through the treetops and installed satellite uplinks, providing thousands of American troops with a crucial link to home -- the Internet...
Chinese domestic airline crashes with 112 aboard (05/07/02)
Associated Press WriterBEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese airliner with 112 people aboard crashed Tuesday night into the water off northeastern China after the captain reported a fire in the cabin, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescue efforts were under way, but there was no immediate information about fatalities or survivors...
Israelis, Palestinians discuss settlement (05/07/02)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Israel and the Palestinians appeared close to resolving the 35-day standoff at the Church of the Nativity, but were still at odds Monday on how many Palestinian gunmen would be removed from the shrine and sent into exile. Palestinian sources said Yasser Arafat was having difficulty giving the final go-ahead to the deportations -- a sensitive issue among Palestinians, millions of whom already live in exile -- and was trying to minimize the numbers of those to be deported...
EU head office refutes claim aid to Palestinians funded suicide (05/07/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's head office issued a strong denial Monday to Israeli claims that millions of dollars of aid to the government of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were used to fund suicide bombers. A report by the Israeli government made public on Sunday alleged EU aid money was being used to pay the salaries of hundreds of extremists...
Three rockets explode near U.S. positions (05/07/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Assailants fired three rockets toward American troops stationed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday but nobody was reported injured, a U.S. military spokesman said. The rockets, launched from crude wooden tripods and set off by timers, exploded at 2 a.m. several hundred yards from U.S. soldiers in the tense town of Khost, Maj. Bryan Hilferty said...
Right-wing politician killed outside radio station (05/07/02)
HILVERSUM, Netherlands -- In the first assassination in modern Dutch history, a lone gunman shot far-right leader Pim Fortuyn on Monday, nine days before elections expected to catapult his anti-immigration party into a position of national power. Fortuyn, 54, a former academic and columnist who led an openly gay lifestyle, was shot six times in the head, neck and chest as he left a radio interview...
Chirac announces new prime minister (05/07/02)
PARIS -- Jean-Pierre Raffarin, an affable but little-known conservative senator, was named France's prime minister on Monday, a day after President Jacques Chirac won re-election by an overwhelming margin. Raffarin, 53, is expected to name a new Cabinet this week, possibly as early as Tuesday, and begin working on Chirac's promise to crack down on rising crime and respond to the nation's discontent...
Military struggles to reach village where civilians were slain (05/07/02)
QUIBDO, Colombia -- Even as government troops struggled Monday to reach a village where 110 civilians were reported slain, President Andres Pastrana called for a U.N. commission to look into the bloodbath. Wooden boats carrying some of the wounded -- men, women and children -- began arriving in Quibdo, a grimy port town upriver from the jungle village of Bojaya, where the civilians, including about 40 children, died during fighting between rebels and paramilitary gunmen...
Trial in reporter's slaying adjourned (05/07/02)
HYDERABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's Supreme Court said Monday that the trial of Muslim militants charged in the kidnap-slaying of Daniel Pearl can proceed until it rules on a defense request to move it back to its original venue in Karachi, where the Wall Street Journal reporter was abducted...
No question - Sikeston wins big in league championship game (05/07/02)
New topic please. Sikeston has closed the debate over who's the best team in the SEMO Conference in its last two games. Its closing argument was a 17-0, five-inning defeat of Jackson in the championship game of the SEMO Conference Tournament on Monday at Capaha Field...
Jackson second in SEMO golf event (05/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff edged Jackson by a stroke Monday to win the nine-team SEMO Golf Tournament at Bootheel Golf Club. Josh Dowdy of Poplar Bluff and Chad Gill of Dexter tied for medalist at 4-over-par 76. Matt Litzelfelner of Jackson was two strokes back with a 78...
Notre Dame surges late, but Dexter holds for third (05/07/02)
The top two seeds in the SEMO Conference Tournament played for a title, just not for the one they wanted the most. Second-seeded Dexter (12-4) squeaked past top-seeded Notre Dame (13-5) 9-8 to claim third place in the tournament Monday at Capaha Field...
Southeast rides a hot streak, looks for second win over MU (05/07/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team will try for a season sweep of the University of Missouri today. The squads square off in a 5 p.m. non-conference game at Capaha Field. It will be River Eagle Distributing Day, with free food and beverages provided...
Mueller plays comeback kid, Gonzalez homers to rally Cubs (05/07/02)
CHICAGO -- Bill Mueller couldn't have scripted a better comeback if he'd tried. Mueller hit the tying home run in his first game back from the disabled list, and Alex Gonzalez hit a solo homer with one out in the ninth Monday night as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5...
Indy's new soft walls hold up after first full-speed test (05/07/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Robby McGehee spun, hit the wall twice and nearly flipped his car. On any other track, he could have been seriously injured. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, McGehee most likely will get another chance. Protected by the new soft wall in turn three, McGehee limped away with small fractures in his upper spine and lower left leg...
Senators take 2-1 series lead over Maple Leafs (05/07/02)
OTTAWA-- Patrick Lalime fell three minutes short of an NHL record. It didn't matter because Magnus Arvedson scored twice to seal Ottawa's 3-2 victory over Toronto on Monday night. The pair teamed to spark the Senators to a 2-1 lead over the Maple Leafs in the best-of-seven series, which resumes at Ottawa on Wednesday night...
Astros' young outfielder evolving in second season (05/07/02)
HOUSTON -- Lance Berkman was trying to decide last week whether it was more important to hit for power or average. How about both? In his second full season in the big leagues, the Astros' center fielder on Monday found himself leading the majors in RBIs (35) and sharing the lead in home runs with Sammy Sosa (13)...
Blues cling to hope, return home for Game 3 vs. Wings (05/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Down 2-0 to the Detroit Red Wings, the St. Louis Blues have lost none of their confidence. The team was upbeat after practice Monday -- a day before a crucial Game 3 in St. Louis -- and convinced that the best-of-seven series is far from over...
Red Sox win 6th straight, drop Devil Rays (05/07/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rey Sanchez drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox won their sixth in a row, beating Tampa Bay 5-3 Monday night to hand the Devil Rays their team record-tying 11th straight loss. Tampa Bay's slide matched the club mark set June 30-July 13, 1998, and also equaled the longest losing streak in the majors this year. Detroit opened the season with 11 consecutive losses...
Lakers discover new ways to win in the playoffs (05/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers are winning every way imaginable during the first 20-1 streak in NBA postseason history, from a last-second 3-pointer to a 39-point blowout. They used another method against San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals: tag-teaming their injured superstars...
Sports digest 5/7/02 (05/07/02)
AREA ELFRINK, WILLIAMS WIN HORSESHOE GROUP EVENT LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Tyler Elfrink and Melody Williams won the nine-team Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association event Sunday at the Leopold Knights of Columbus Hall. Bob Burnett and Herman Campbell were second with Lachelle Cook and Danny Williams third...
Bloody Roar a cut below other fighting games (05/07/02)
Fighting games can be as complex and difficult to master as anything available for home play. Then, there's "Bloody Roar: Primal Fury." This latest in Activision's series of mutant-based battlers comes to us from developer Hudson Soft and Eighting for Nintendo's GameCube. It's an exciting, graphically dazzling game for those who don't want to memorize 50 combination attacks for each combatant and then deal with the arthritis that develops when you try to make them happen...
Study suggests link between tea and survival from heart attack (05/07/02)
DALLAS -- Heavy tea drinking could reduce the risk of dying after a heart attack, a study suggests. The study of 1,900 heart attack victims found that those who drank the most tea before their heart attacks -- about 19 cups a week -- were 44 percent less likely than nondrinkers to die in the three to four years afterward...
On bunny hops, burning rubber (05/07/02)
hkronmueller For the past seven years I have enjoyed the luxury of getting in my car, turning it on, putting it in gear and going wherever I wanted without changing gears until I was ready to park or needed to reverse. If I wanted to go faster, I put my foot on the gas. If I wanted to slow down, I put my foot on the brakes. My hands only left the wheel if I needed to change the radio station or grab my soda from the cup holder...
City beat - Hometown author remains rooted in Cape (05/07/02)
By Christopher Brotherton For 10 weeks, his book "Absolute Power" was on the New York Times bestseller list. David Limbaugh, author of the book about the Clinton administration, lives right here in Cape Girardeau with his wife, Lisa, and their four children, Christina, Courtney, Caitlyn, and Scott...
'Spider-Man' sets box-office record (05/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Its record $114.8 million debut puts "Spider-Man," the new superhero of film franchises, in position to give even "Star Wars" a run for its money as the year's biggest hit. With positive reviews, appeal to audiences of many ages and solid repeat business already, "Spider-Man" is virtually assured of becoming one of the top-grossing movies ever...
Marguerite Wischmeyer (05/07/02)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Marguerite E. Wischmeyer, 85, of Easton, Pa., died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at ManorCare in Easton. She was born Oct. 11, 1916, at Oak Ridge, daughter of Emory and Grace Anderson Bowers. She married Oliver Wischmeyer Sr., who preceded her in death...
Linda James (05/07/02)
MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- Linda G. James, 41, of Millersville died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 19, 1960, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Elmer Lee and Inez Marie Ahrens Hobeck. She and Jimmy W. James were married Jan. 8, 1983, at Scopus, Mo...
George Gilmore Sr. (05/07/02)
George Weber Gilmore Sr., 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at his home. He was born July 31, 1919, in Charleston, Mo., son of E.G. and Maude Gilmore. He and Mildred "Dooley" DeField were married Aug. 9, 1941. She died Dec. 15, 2001...
Dorothy Kelley (05/07/02)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Dorothy Kelley, 75, of Jonesboro died Monday, May 6, 2002, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Moore (05/07/02)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Funeral for Charles William Moore of Matthews will be at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. William F. "Bill" Koch will officiate. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery. Moore, 75, died Saturday, May 4, 2002, at his home...
Emmett Seabaugh (05/07/02)
Emmett E. Seabaugh, 65, of Scott City, Mo., died Monday, May 6, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Elzie Cashon (05/07/02)
Funeral for Elzie L. Cashon of Jefferson City, Mo., was held Monday at Dowdy Funeral Home in Haskell, Okla. Harry Fitzgerald officiated. Burial was in Haskell Memorial Cemetery. Cashon, 93, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Westphalia Retirement Center...
Freda Froemsdorf (05/07/02)
Freda Marie Froemsdorf, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 13, 1913, in Mulkeytown, Ill., daughter of Henry C. and Clara C. Eichhorn Kunkel. She and Martin Froemsdorf were married Nov. 3, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 20, 1989...
Births 5/7/02 (05/07/02)
Kaempfe Son to Dustin Michael Kaempfe and Heather Marie Hager of Perryville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:39 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002. Name, Hunter Michael. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. First child. Ms. Hager is the daughter of Keith and Tina Hager of Perryville. Kaempfe is the son of Kevin and Connie Kaempfe of Perryville. He is employed at Buchheit's...
Cape fire report 5/7 (05/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 7 Firefighters responded to these calls Sunday:At 4:57 p.m., a medical assist and extrication on Interstate 55 north of Cape Girardeau. At 5 p.m., a medical assist at Highway 74 and Kingshighway. At 5:26 p.m., a medical assist at 40 S. Sprigg...
Cape police report 05/07/02 (05/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 7 ArrestsDemetrius Martez Harris, 17, of 1330 Bertling was arrested Sunday for tampering, assault on police and resisting arrest. Patrick Minner, 45, of Gordonville, Mo., was arrested on five Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear...
Area drivers hurt in two accidents (05/07/02)
A Burfordville, Mo., driver and a Patton, Mo., driver sustained moderate injuries in separate accidents Sunday and Monday. Pamela Brown, 45, of Burfordville was injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday in Ste. Genevieve County. The accident occurred on Route M, .7 miles east of Gisi Road at 12:25 p.m...
Out of the past 5/7/02 (05/07/02)
10 years ago: May 7, 1992 Representatives of Delta, Chaffee and other towns southwest of Cape Girardeau airport were treated to preview yesterday of U.S. Navy Blue Angels, scheduled to perform this weekend at Cape Aviation Days; Navy Flight Demonstration Squad's only two-seat F/A-18 Hornet performed aerial acrobatics over area, as Lt. Cmdr. Dave Stewart gave rides to media representatives...
Perception wrong - Stadium proposal works for Missouri (05/07/02)
Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader The intense, emotional opposition to state Sen. Peter Kinder's stadium bill is easy to understand. In a year when education is being cut, when state workers are going a second year without a pay increase, when mental-health services are on the block, how can the state justify spending money on stadiums?...
Accounting integrity needs a big boost (05/07/02)
First came the questions: How could Enron Corp. get away for so long with Arthur Andersen's accounting gymnastics that ultimately led to the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history? Then came the demands: Make new rules. Pass new laws. Make sure this can never happen again...
University adds to financial support system (05/07/02)
Southeast Missouri State University for decades has provided college degrees to thousands of students whose educational advancement depended on two key things: accessibility and affordability. As a result of its location and its low tuition and fees, Southeast has enabled countless Southeast Missourians and others to climb career ladders and become financially secure through jobs that paid well...
Thanks to all for successful Relay for Life (05/07/02)
To the editor: To everyone who helped April 19-20 on the Cancer Relay for Life Walk, thank you for a job well-done. Numerous people spent a lot of time and preparation to make this walk such a huge success. To each relay committee, teams that represented businesses, schools and families, thank you. Also a big thanks and God bless to all the sponsors. I'm looking forward to next year's Relay for Life Walk, as I certainly enjoyed this walk...
Cleo Johns case raises questions about gun laws (05/07/02)
To the editor: I regret seeing that Cleo Johns was charged with weapons offenses and that he has pleaded guilty. Your article says that since he pleaded only to carrying a weapon into a public assemblage, he is free to own weapons. Technically, he is free to own guns. However, Missouri law prohibits him from purchasing another handgun. This is doubly ironic, as a bar does not count as a public assemblage. (See State vs. Yates and Jackson 982 S.W.2d 767 (Mo. App W.D. 1998.)...
Speak Out A 05/06/02 (05/07/02)
Taking cover AFTER READING Friday's Opinion page, I noticed that our new mayor's slip is starting to show, and it looks like he is a little thin-skinned. I hope he doesn't spend the next four years trying to cover his rear. Using deadly force THE CRIMINAL justice student at SEMO thinks the proposed concealed weapons-carry law is a bad idea. ...
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