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Stories from Tuesday, May 14, 2002

"Prom 2002-" Missourian Web Site hottest spot in town (05/14/02)
Southeast MissourianThe Southeast Missourian Web site - www.semissourian.com - is the hottest spot in town this week. "Prom 2002," a network of prom photographs from Cape Girardeau Central, Notre Dame and Jackson High School is attracting a record number of visitors to the site, said Jon Rust, co-president of Rust Communications...
Jackson votes to put limits on residents' waste disposal (05/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A new program aimed at curbing Jackson's costs for collecting garbage will go into effect July 1, about the same time construction will begin on a water main project designed to dramatically increase water flow and pressure on the south side of town...
Shots fired in Cape standoff (05/14/02)
A tense 7 1/2-hour standoff between police and a burglar armed with a high-powered rifle ended early Tuesday morning with his surrender. The 20-year-old man and Cape Girardeau police exchanged gunfire in the standoff, which concluded when police lobbed tear gas cannisters and pepper spray into the mobile home the suspect had broken into...
Flood claims one, strands more (05/14/02)
and Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian Heavy rains swamped the area late Sunday and early Monday, closing schools and countless roads for hours and flooding homes and businesses from Marble Hill to Millersville, Mo. The storm was blamed in the death of a Marble Hill man...
Corps of Engineers will build levee at Dutchtown (05/14/02)
DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- Water from the Mississippi River Diversion Channel flowed across a 300-foot section of the Highway 74 Monday, causing motorists to slow down and drive through 8 to 12 inches of standing water if they wanted to get from Cape Girardeau to Dutchtown...
Crazy collections (05/14/02)
Students know there are some things you just can't bring to school -- but they do it anyway. Teachers and principals across the region have drawers full of water pistols, toy figures, games and even pagers that they've taken from students. More often than not, it's the children in elementary school who bring the toys that eventually get taken away, but even up into middle school and junior high, teachers still have to confiscate items from students...
Newspaper to create teen advisory panel (05/14/02)
Dear readers, The Class of 2morrow section is looking for your input about current events, trends, music and entertainment and summer activities. We particularly need your help during the summer. The newspaper wants to form a teen advisory panel that would provide topics for stories during the coming months. The panel will include students ages 12 to 18 from several area schools...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (05/14/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public Hearings Held hearing to consider the voluntary annexation of 9.10 acres of property on North High Street as requested by Oak Enterprises, L.L.C. Action Items Power and Light Committee Amended Chapter 29, Article II, Sections 29-26 and 29-27 of the Code of Ordinances relating to solid waste...
Kentucky officials try to get opinions on proposed I-66 (05/14/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau city leaders have been working behind the scenes for some time to try to make sure the City of Roses plays a part in a possible Interstate 66 corridor -- one that has been in an exploratory stage since the early 1990s -- that would link Virginia to California...
Bush signs, praises farm bill (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday signed a $190 billion farm bill guaranteeing higher subsidies to growers in Midwestern and Southern states where key political races will decide which party controls Congress next year. At an early morning ceremony, Bush said the six-year bill "will provide a safety net for farmers, and will do so without encouraging overproduction and depressing prices" -- a position contrary to what administration officials argued when the bill was being written...
Casino offer rejected (05/14/02)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Gaming Board rejected a settlement offer from the Emerald Casino Inc. that would have poured $330 million into state coffers and resolved a pending administrative hearing, gaming board officials said Monday. The board rejected the latest offer after meeting in closed session for 4 1/2 hours Thursday, but did not make the decision public until Monday so Emerald officials could be notified, spokesman Gene O'Shea said...
President stumps for AG Jim Ryan, without governor (05/14/02)
CHICAGO -- When President Bush stumped for Illinois attorney general and gubernatorial nominee Jim Ryan in Chicago on Monday, Gov. George Ryan stayed home in Springfield. The luncheon raised more than $2 million -- a figure former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar called a state record -- and also raised questions about where the scandal-plagued governor was...
Holden to work two days without pay (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden will forgo two days' pay as part of his decision to require the same of about 6,000 mid- and upper-level state employees, the governor's spokesman said Monday. Holden announced the employee pay decision Friday as part of $230 million in spending cuts being made to help balance the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30...
Ryan asks Illinois lawmakers to start overhaul of death penalty (05/14/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. George Ryan asked lawmakers Monday to begin considering a major overhaul of Illinois' death penalty system, including reducing the number of crimes eligible for capital punishment. Lawmakers could bar executions of mentally retarded people and eliminate the death penalty when convictions are based on the word of jailhouse informants...
House sends governor bill on bar liability (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation on its way to the governor would clarify when an injured person could sue a bar or restaurant because of an accident caused by a drunken patron or an underage drinker. Under the bill passed Monday by the House, an injured person would have to prove by "clear and convincing" evidence that a bar or restaurant knowingly served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated adult or person under 21. No lawsuits for injuries could be filed by the drunken patron...
Illinois chief justice to retire in September (05/14/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Moses Harrison II, the outspoken chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, will retire in September. Harrison mentioned personal reasons when he announced his decision to court colleagues Monday morning, but he did not elaborate, court spokesman Joseph Tybor said...
Fossett to try again in quest to balloon around-the-world (05/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- For millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try and try again. Fossett announced Monday he will make a sixth attempt next month to circumnavigate the globe in a hot-air balloon. If he makes it, he'll be the first person to do so flying solo...
House extends child health insurance plan (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state health insurance plan could continue assisting some 77,000 children under a bill given final legislative approval Monday. Dubbed MC+ for Kids, the program provides health insurance to the children of working families who do not have private insurance but earn too much for the traditional Medicaid program...
Holden plans to resubmit 911 tax to voters (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Three years ago, Missouri voters rejected a 50-cent monthly tax on wireless phones that would have funded a statewide 911 emergency system for mobile callers. Now, Gov. Bob Holden plans to give the tax another try. Holden has decided to resubmit the issue to voters in an election either this August or next April, spokesman Jerry Nachtigal said Monday...
Bill would limit judges in death penalty cases (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri judges would face new restrictions when imposing death sentences if jurors can't agree, under a bill approved by the Senate Monday. The bill sponsored by Sen. David Klarich, R-Clayton, would let a judge to impose a death sentence if at least 9 of 12 jurors agree on death...
Daycare grants issued (05/14/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Butler County Community Resource Council has received $99,900 in state grants to be used to start daycare centers in Fisk, Mo., and Neelyville, Mo., and expand an existing daycare center in Poplar Bluff...
Man accused in shooting pleads guilty (05/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A 71-year-old man accused of wounding a doctor and medical technician in a shooting at an eye clinic last year pleaded guilty Monday to charges of assault and armed criminal action. Joseph Spiller of Lemay admitted shooting ophthalmologist Steven Verity and technician Roxanne Canter on April 23, 2001, at the Anheuser-Busch Eye Institute, part of the St. Louis University Medical Center. Neither died from the injuries...
Iron County residents hit hard by flooding (05/14/02)
IRONTON, Mo. -- After several days of near-constant rain left the hills around the Iron County seat saturated, residents of this Southeast Missouri community could only hope the rain continued to fall slowly. "You prepare because you know there is going to be a rain storm," said Ronald Murphy, Iron County's presiding commissioner. "But when you have an hour of horrific rain, you're going to have problems."...
Lawmaker panel rejects removal of casino loss limits (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers looking for ways to raise money for next year's underfunded state budget have rejected a proposal to repeal Missouri's unique loss limits for casino gamblers. The same panel of lawmakers also shied away Monday from the idea of imposing a state sales tax on lottery tickets, after hearing concerns that lottery sales would suffer...
Effort to restore dome from doom (05/14/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Bill Perk walks alongside the dome where his old friend Buckminster Fuller used to live and recalls its glorious past. Walter Cronkite once paid a visit to interview the geodesic dome inventor in the late 1960s. Southern Illinois University students gathered for functions in its curvy interior, around the time that Fuller, then an SIU professor, made the cover of Time magazine...
Stadium funding bill sparks opposing rallies at Capitol (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Cardinals brought some star power to the Capitol on Monday while opponents of state aid for a new ballpark for the team said they would try to force statewide votes on any future stadium proposals. With lawmakers poised this week to debate legislation on state funding for stadiums, both supporters and opponents are rallying their troops...
Democrats seeking new candidate for House seat (05/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democrats have until June 4 to pick a new candidate to challenge incumbent state Rep. Peter Myers, a Sikeston Republican. Gary Riley of Sikeston was the only Democrat to file for the 160th District seat, which represents the western half of Scott County and a portion of southern Cape Girardeau County...
Washington student threatens class with knives (05/14/02)
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- An expelled student was arrested Monday after threatening a Lakewood High School class with two long kitchen knives, the sheriff's office said. The boy surrendered to a sheriff's deputy assigned to the school after the deputy entered the room with a drawn gun. As many as 30 sophomores were in the class...
Track record brings archbishop to head of committee on abuse (05/14/02)
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Roman Catholic bishops gather next month to craft a new national policy for handling clergy sex abuse, a key committee will do much of the work. Leading that group will be Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, a man who knows all about helping the church recover from scandal...
Archdiocese ordered to turn over medical records of Shanley (05/14/02)
BOSTON -- The Boston Archdiocese was ordered Monday to immediately turn over psychiatric and medical records of the Rev. Paul Shanley, the retired priest who has been charged with raping a boy. Middlesex Superior Court Justice Janet Sanders ruled that Shanley had waived any right to keep the records private when he turned them over to the archdiocese. A hearing was scheduled for today to determine whether the documents will be made public...
Court affirms part of plan for phone service competition (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a key part of the government's effort to give Americans choices for local telephone service. The ruling keeps costs low for companies that want to get into a market and could eventually lead to cheaper service for consumers...
Vanderbilt trying to woo Jewish students (05/14/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University, an elite institution in the middle of the Bible Belt, is aggressively recruiting Jewish students in a campaign that is making some Jews uncomfortable. The university has portrayed the move as part of a broad effort to increase diversity. But the administrator in charge of the effort acknowledged that Vanderbilt is also trying to tap into a group of students who tend to score highly on the SAT...
Bush signs law to better keep tabs on foreign students (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush signed legislation Tuesday to hire more investigators and invest in new technologies to keep tabs on foreign visitors. "We must know who's coming into our country and why they're coming," Bush said. "We must know what our visitors are doing, and when they leave," he said before signing the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act in a Rose Garden ceremony...
Car crashes into crowded snack shop in Chicago (05/14/02)
CHICAGO (AP) -- A car went out of control and crashed into a crowded snack shop during lunch hour on a busy downtown street Tuesday, sending six people to the hospital, authorities said. A car ran over a sidewalk, into scaffolding and then broke through the front window of Mac Kelly's Greens & Things snack shop on West Madison Street around 12:30 p.m., said Chicago Fire Cmdr. Will Knight...
Terrorists threaten to strike nuclear plant, sources say (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials have received threats that terrorists will strike a U.S. nuclear power plant July 4, and are reviewing the information to determine whether it is reliable. The government is taking the threats seriously, though officials have preliminarily determined that the information is not credible enough to act upon, said officials familiar with the investigation...
Forecasters say the Fed can wait to boost interest rates (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- With inflation under wraps, the Federal Reserve has the luxury of waiting until the third quarter or even later to begin boosting short-term interest rates, many economic forecasters say. In its quarterly economic outlook, the National Association for Business Economics reported that 73 percent of forecasters surveyed expect the Fed to start raising rates in the July-September quarter and 13 percent thought it would be sometime after...
Odd couple - Paul O'Neill, U2's Bono going to Africa (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican Treasury Secretary and Bono, the shaggy-haired, Irish rock star, with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the summer concert circuit, but a 10-day tour later this month of some of the most destitute countries in the world in sub-Saharan Africa...
Bush announces nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign a treaty next week to shrink their nuclear arsenals by two-thirds while allowing the United States to store rather than destroy some Cold War-era warheads. "This treaty will liquidate the legacy of the Cold War," Bush said Monday in announcing the deal...
Thunderstorms across nation cause at least three deaths (05/14/02)
A second day of heavy rain across already saturated ground in the Midwest caused more flooding Monday as rivers and creeks crept out of their banks. At least three deaths have been blamed on the flooding since Sunday, two in Missouri and one in Ohio...
Sears to buy Lands' End in $1.9 billion deal (05/14/02)
CHICAGO -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. is taking a page from its roots as a catalog company to try to put some zip into long-stagnant clothing sales. Lands' End's upscale casual apparel, meanwhile, is going on the racks of a company known best for power tools and car batteries...
Nation digest 05/14/02 (05/14/02)
Florida to vote on indoor workplace smoking ban TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A proposal to ban smoking at most indoor workplaces in Florida, including restaurants, has won a spot on the state's November ballot. State law now limits smoking in public places to designated smoking areas. Public places include government buildings, stores, restaurants, theaters and workplaces...
Court partially upholds law to shield kids from online porn (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court partially upheld a federal law Monday that is meant to keep Internet pornography away from children, but it kept alive a fight over whether the measure is an unconstitutional crimp on free speech. The divided court deflected one of several challenges to the 1998 law, signed by former President Clinton and later endorsed by the Bush administration. ...
Putin hails agreement on nuclear arms cuts reached with U.S. (05/14/02)
The Associated PressMOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the agreement reached Monday between U.S. and Russian negotiators on landmark cuts in nuclear weapons that he and President Bush will sign at a summit next week. "We are satisfied with the joint work," Putin said shortly after he was informed that the agreement was finalized. ...
Sharon's party defeat may actually be a victory among public (05/14/02)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's defeat in a Likud party vote rejecting a Palestinian state first appeared to be a humiliating challenge to his leadership of the party. But many now view it as a boost -- turning Sharon into a voice of moderation and shoring up his popularity with mainstream Israelis...
Arafat skips visit to battered refugee camp during tour (05/14/02)
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat scrapped a planned stop in this battered refugee camp Monday, apparently out of concerns he would be heckled and his speech drowned out by several thousand people chanting the names of dead Islamic militants...
Carter at odds with claims Cuba exports bioterrorism technology (05/14/02)
HAVANA -- Touring a major biotechnology lab with Fidel Castro, Jimmy Carter on Monday took issue with Bush administration claims that the island nation has exported technological know-how to rogue states for use in biological weapons. Bush administration officials, however, said they were standing by their assertions that Cuba has at least a limited biological warfare program and has shared such biotechnology with rogue states...
U.S. pushes for vote to overhaul sanctions on Iran (05/14/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The five veto-wielding Security Council members -- including the United States and Russia -- demanded a vote Monday on overhauling U.N. sanctions on Iraq despite Syria's reluctance to support the resolution. A vote was scheduled after consultations set to begin at mid-afternoon...
NATO, Russia agree on 'historic' cooperation agreement (05/14/02)
Associated Press WriterREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Heralding the Cold War's funeral, NATO and Russia reached a historic agreement Tuesday to combat common security threats in the post-Sept. 11 era. The announcement, which followed a meeting between NATO foreign ministers and their Russian counterpart, came a day after Russia and the United States agreed to shrink their nuclear arsenals...
European Union debates opening talks with Iran (05/14/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union delayed plans Monday to begin talks on a trade and cooperation pact with Iran, taking heed of U.S. concerns that Iran should be treated as a state that sponsors terrorism. Officials said EU foreign ministers were divided over whether to include strong language condemning terrorism and supporting human rights in an eventual agreement...
Man turns himself in for questioning about massacre (05/14/02)
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- One of two men wanted in connection with Hungary's deadliest bank robbery turned himself in Monday, but police said he was no longer a suspect. Szilard Horvath, 28, gave himself up at Budapest's Venyige Street prison and claimed he had nothing to do with Thursday's bank robbery southwest of Budapest in which seven people were killed...
NATO prepares to reach out to Russia (05/14/02)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- When Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov meets his NATO counterparts to seal an accord that aims to take cooperation between the former foes to a new level, the venue could hardly be more symbolic. Sixteen years ago, a summit in Iceland's capital between then-President Reagan and his Soviet counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev produced little more than a continuation of the Cold War stalemate over arms control...
Vienna seeks use for towers (05/14/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- The six concrete flak towers loom up from parks, standing guard like brooding castles. But the Nazi fortifications failed to fulfill their purpose -- defending Austria's capital against Allied bombers during World War II. Sixty years later, city leaders are looking for new uses for the massive structures...
One foreigner arrested on anniversary of Falun Gong founding (05/14/02)
BEIJING -- The French computer engineer sent a final e-mail to friends back home, then headed to Tiananmen Square. Seconds after pulling out a banner and shouting his support for the Falun Gong movement, police bundled him into a van. The man, identified as 34-year-old Martial Bachoffner, was the only known Falun Gong follower arrested in China on Monday -- the 10th anniversary of the meditation sect's founding -- for protesting the ban on the group...
Rescue workers remove six bodies (05/14/02)
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Rescuers pulled six bodies from a mass of mangled beams at Russia's main space launch site and searched for two other workers feared dead Monday after the towering hangar roof they were standing on collapsed. Emergency officials held out little hope that anyone had survived the accident Sunday at the Baikonur cosmodrome in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan. ...
World briefs 5/14/02 (05/14/02)
Weeklong heat wave kills 50 in India HYDERABAD, India -- A weeklong heat wave that has pushed the temperature in southeastern India to 120 degrees has killed more than 50 people, government officials and news reports said Monday. The deaths in southern Andhra Pradesh state were caused from dehydration, state Relief Commissioner D.C. Roshaiah said...
North Korean asylum seekers create problems (05/14/02)
BEIJING -- South Korea said Monday it is willing to grant refuge to five people said to be North Korean asylum seekers who were detained by Chinese police at a Japanese consulate. Meanwhile, the United States and Canada were discussing with China the fate of North Koreans holed up in their diplomatic offices...
Jackson golfers 10th after opening day of state event (05/14/02)
Jackson finished in a 10th-place tie after the opening day of the two-round Class 4A boys' golf championship at the par-72 Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club at Bolivar, Mo. The Indians' team score of 332 was 21 strokes behind first-place Rockhurst. Blake McDowell, Kyle Perry and Peyton Sims were tied for 44th as they led Jackson with 82s, while Matt Litzelfelner (tie for 80th) and Eric Fraley (tie for 87th) posted scores of 86 and 87, respectively...
Rain wipes out baseball district tournament openers (05/14/02)
Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning made area baseball fields too wet to play Monday's first-round games in local district tournaments. Games are scheduled to resume Tuesday, with semifinals rescheduled for Wednesday and championships Thursday. For a full schedule of Tuesday's games and other local events, see Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Razorbacks next on list of D-I tests for Indians (05/14/02)
Southeast Missouri State University will again test itself against an elite program when the Indians play their final non-conference games this week. This time, the Arkansas Razorbacks will provide the opposition in games today (6:30 p.m.) and Wednesday (5 p.m.) in Fayetteville, Ark...
Kings wrap up series win over Mavericks (05/14/02)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In one amazing race of a playoff series, the Sacramento Kings were faster, deeper and tougher than Dallas -- and maybe even good enough to beat the Lakers. Chris Webber and Mike Bibby each scored 23 points to lead six Kings in double figures Monday night as the franchise advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1981, beating the Dallas Mavericks 114-101 to win the best-of-seven series in five games...
Hurricanes win, breeze into conference finals (05/14/02)
MONTREAL -- Flash from the BBC: Carolina Conquers Canadiens! Erik Cole, the "C" in Carolina's BBC line that includes Rod Brind'Amour and Bates Battaglia, scored twice in the first 3:33 Monday night as the Hurricanes blitzed Montreal for five first-period goals and breezed to an 8-2 victory to win their best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series in six games...
Canseco says he will retire, 38 homers away from 500 (05/14/02)
CHICAGO -- Former AL MVP Jose Canseco announced his retirement Monday, 38 home runs shy of the 500 mark he hoped to reach to bolster his Hall of Fame chances. Canseco, 37, was cut by Montreal in spring training and signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox on April 18. He was hitting .172 with five homers and nine RBIs in 18 games at Triple-A Charlotte...
Astros set season highs against Phillies (05/14/02)
HOUSTON -- Geoff Blum had three doubles and a career-high five RBIs as the Houston Astros set season highs for runs and hits in a 17-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Astros finished with 20 hits, but no home runs. They scored eight times in the eighth inning, prompting Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa to bring in third baseman Tomas Perez to pitch with two outs...
Cashing in on the Cup - American businesses flock to World Cup (05/14/02)
It is the world's most popular sports event, except to Americans. The World Cup doesn't capture the attention of a Super Bowl or an Olympics. Never has -- not even in 1994, when it was held in the United States -- and probably never will. For some U.S. ...
Cards sneak out a win, minus the accusations (05/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- If the Chicago Cubs were stealing Matt Morris' signs, it didn't help. Morris pitched a four-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cubs and Kerry Wood 3-0 Monday night in their first game since accusations last week at Wrigley Field...
Sports digest 5/14/02 (05/14/02)
AREA POWERLIFTING TEAM WINS STATE TITLE; TWO SET RECORDS The Universal Health and Fitness Powerlifting Team won the Missouri State Powerlifting Championships for the 16th time May 4 at St. Louis, Mo., behind a pair of record-setting performances...
Dutch Myer - Former Central coach finds success in business (05/14/02)
Decorated athlete. Winning coach. Respected basketball official. Successful businessman. To most folks, he's just "Dutch." Raised in the German community of New Wells, Mo., Ryland Meyr's family moved to Chaffee when he was in the seventh grade. Upon his arrival the first day of school, the teacher called him to the front of the classroom and asked him to introduce himself to his new classmates...
Advertised calcium tests generate big controversy (05/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Russell McKenna knew his cholesterol was low and had no other signs of a bad heart, but when he spotted a Chicago hospital's ad urging people to stop by for a quick heart-disease test, he thought, "Why not?" Now he's sorry: A bad score from what McKenna later learned is a highly controversial test plunged him into a spiral of anxiety and doctor visits that generated $4,000 in bills insurance won't pay -- only to conclude he's at low risk for a heart attack after all...
Take a swing at Knockout Kings 2002 by EA Sports (05/14/02)
By William Schiffmann ~ The Associated Press Boxing. The sweet science. Ali. Smokin' Joe. Sugar Ray. And now, "Knockout Kings 2002." Thanks to developer Black Ops, EA Sports is providing a solid boxing title to add to your Xbox sports collection...
City beat - Business life of Kathy Brown, P&G plant manager (05/14/02)
By Emily Viers ~ Kathy Brown knows about diapers, paper towels, toothpaste and soap. She knows about managing this area's largest company too. At Procter and Gamble, she directs 1,500 employees in the manufacture of these products every day...
I may be short, but I'm not 12 (05/14/02)
hkronmueller Being the education reporter at the Southeast Missourian is like drinking bottled water from the fountain of youth. At least once every two weeks since I started this job in September I have been confused for a student at one school or another...
Michael Cushman (05/14/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michael J. Cushman, 56, of Perryville died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 2, 1945, in Red Bud, Ill., son of Bernie M. and Fern B. Colvis Cushman. He and Mary A. Epplin were married Oct. 22, 1966. Cushman was owner/ operator of Cushman Companies. ...
Earl Bauer (05/14/02)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Earl C. Bauer, 88, of Olive Branch died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Miller City, Ill., son of Carl and Novella Simpson Bauer. He and Florence Martin were married in 1935 in Cairo, Ill...
Bill Edwards (05/14/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Howard "Bill" Edwards, 80, of Sikeston died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his home. He was born April 17, 1922, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of William Cleveland and Martha Louise Bennett Edwards. He and Sue Ellen Webber were married May 13, 1948...
Arthur Cagle (05/14/02)
Arthur G. Cagle, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. He was born March 3, 1910, in Coble, Tenn., son of William Thomas and Mattie Jane Gunter Cagle. He and Clyde Lee May were married Sept. 25, 1932. She died July 12, 1991...
Meredith Bert (05/14/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Meredith N. Bert, 68, of Perryville died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 1, 1933, at Belgique, Mo., son of Comiel and Sophia Klobe Bert. He and Janet Herring were married Feb. 23, 1990...
Michael Davis (05/14/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Michael W. Davis, 21, of Marble Hill died Monday, May 13, 2002, in a vehicle accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.
Virginia Jones (05/14/02)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Virginia Jones, 76, of Jonesboro died Monday, May 13, 2002, at her home. She was born May 27, 1925, at Villa Ridge, Ill., daughter of Clyde and Helen Dodson Hoppaw. She and Manuel Jones were married June 1, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. Jones was a member of Emmanual Baptist Church in Granite City, Ill., and VFW Auxiliary to Post 3455 in Anna, Ill...
Everett Moore (05/14/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- Everett Milton Moore, 74, of Delta died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 2, 1927, near Delta, son of Charles and Anna F.W. Bock Moore. Moore farmed all his life in the Oak Valley area. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Chaffee, Mo., and Trinity Methodist Cemetery Association at Delta...
Paul Stepp (05/14/02)
GREENBRIER, Mo. -- Paul "Dude" Stepp Sr., 90, of Greenbrier died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1911, in Port Angeles, Wash., son of Wesley and Vevay Lloyd Stepp. He and Laveda McCullough were married Jan. 22, 1955, at Greenbrier...
Louise Crump (05/14/02)
Louise Crump, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 13, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Alan Clinton and Ethel Roxanne Franks Rogers. She and William Elvis Crump were married May 20, 1947, in Osceola, Ark. He died July 19, 1971...
Jordan Kempe (05/14/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral service for Jordan Kempe of Sikeston will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Matt Raymond will officiate. Burial will be in Blodgett Cemetery. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Births 5/14/02 (05/14/02)
O'Kelly Son to James R. and Dawn M. O'Kelly of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:06 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2002. Name, Jared David. Weight, 7 pounds 2 ounces. Third son. Mrs. O'Kelly is the former Dawn Choate, daughter of Bob and Kathy Choate of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Delilah Nelson of Springfield, Ill. She is a student. O'Kelly is the son of Jim and Martha O'Kelly of Whitewater, Mo. He is self-employed...
Cape police report 05/14/02 (05/14/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 14 ArrestsAzizi Ulysses Ray, 21, of 411 Minnesota was arrested Sunday for domestic assault Gregory Pierre, 21, of 913 N. Missouri was arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance. William Warren Abell, of 639 S. Spring Apt. G, was arrested Sunday on a Van Buren, Ark., warrant for larceny, a Paris, Ark., warrant for property crimes, a Sebastian County, Ark., warrant for forgery and a Young County, Texas warrant for theft...
Cape fire report 05/14/02 (05/14/02)
Jackson Tuesday, May 14 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:Police department assist on East Main Street. Citizens assist on East Jefferson. Unsecured tank on East Adams Emergency medical service on Jackson Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:Citizens assist on Union Street...
Out of the past 5/14/02 (05/14/02)
10 years ago: May 14, 1992 Although short of its initial goal, committee established to preserve Old Lorimier Cemetery has raised enough money to erect security fence around Cape Girardeau landmark; group has raised about $19,000 for barrier and is awaiting cost estimates for fence's chain link portion...
One small victory in war on terrorism (05/14/02)
Who knows what would make a young man put pipe bombs in rural mailboxes across five states? Surely Luke Helder's family and friends in Minnesota never thought he could be responsible for such potentially deadly activity. Fortunately, the string of pipe bombs didn't kill anyone but caused several serious injuries...
Month of May tests high school seniors (05/14/02)
There is sadness when anyone dies, but the emotions seem to run deeper when death comes to a child. And reports of the tragic loss of life among teen-agers, often as the result of underage drinking or an automobile accident -- or a combination of both, are particularly heart-wrenching at this time of year when the hopes of high school seniors are soaring...
ANWR drilling's impact is greater than being said (05/14/02)
To the editor: Bush administration officials and political commentators advocating oil-industry profits and energy inefficiency are circulating lies to support drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They claim only 2,000 of the 9 millions acres of the refuge would be affected. ...
Speak Out A 05/14/02 (05/14/02)
Huge dogwood on I-55 AFTER READING Paul Schnare's article on dogwood trees, it made me think about how many people have seen that enormous dogwood on I-55. It is really beautiful when in bloom and must have had loving care. Using our money I'D LIKE to compliment the person on the Speak Out comment, "Nothing is free." Any money that comes from the government comes from the people first. ...
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