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Stories from Friday, May 17, 2002

Driver stalled in water saved by firefighters (05/17/02)
Bob Wright had driven his car through high water before and had never gotten stuck. But that was only until Thursday, when the 75-year-old Cape Girardeau resident had to be rescued from his 2000 Buick Century in flood water that was up to his chest as he sat waiting for help...
Trial delayed for 911 tape review (05/17/02)
A bench trial of a Cape Girardeau man charged with holding his family hostage with a handgun was delayed Thursday after the judge asked to hear a crucial 911 tape recording. Cleties Ford, 39, is charged with three counts of false imprisonment and one count each of unlawful use of a weapon and domestic assault. Police and Ford's family members both agree that on March 6, the Cape Girardeau Police Department received a 911 call from inside Ford's home, placed by a friend of the family...
Jackson's municipal judge faces DWI charge (05/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A municipal judge is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated and an uncertain future with the city of Jackson. J. Patrick O'Loughlin, 51, of Jackson was arrested May 4 on U.S. 61 near Center Junction. According to a police report, highway patrol troopers were conducting a DWI checkpoint just east of Interstate 55 and spotted a black BMW make a left turn from the right lane and drive into Memorial Cemetery...
Dutchtown trying again to construct levee with grant (05/17/02)
DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- As the thunder clapped and raindrops began to fall Thursday evening, about 50 people gathered inside a warehouse at Affordable Merchandise to hear about the status of a state grant that could keep them out of the floodwaters. Representatives from the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission are filing a Community Development Block Grant application on behalf of Dutchtown residents. ...
Police want new MoDOT response to I-55 traffic (05/17/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Traffic tie-ups on southbound lanes of Interstate 55 have slowed evening rush hour traffic to a crawl in the Cape Girardeau area, frustrating motorists and prompting police to ask state highway officials to alleviate the bottleneck at the Diversion Channel bridge, partially closed for construction...
Crimefighting effort marks regional progress (05/17/02)
WEED AND SEED BY SCOTT MOYERS AND HEIDI HALL ~ Southeast Missourian The federal government can hand down grant money. The local police can make arrests...
Nixon sues closed mill to recoup funds (05/17/02)
Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed a lawsuit to recover more than $200,000 from a chip mill that closed its Scott City facility last year. Canal Wood Corp. reneged on a contractual obligation to create and maintain at least 20 new full-time jobs after benefiting from a community development block grant made by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to Scott County, Nixon said...
Election reform bill clears legislature, heads to governor (05/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An election reform bill two years in the making is finally awaiting Gov. Bob Holden's signature. Though not as sweeping as some supporters would have liked, the measure is free of questionable provisions and would improve Missouri elections, according to Secretary of State Matt Blunt...
Holden declares emergency (05/17/02)
Southeast Missourian Missouri Gov. Bob Holden declared a state of emergency Thursday because of flooding across the state. The disaster declaration makes state resources immediately available to local governments to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts...
Drivers lead strike at local ready-mix concrete business (05/17/02)
Fifteen drivers with McDonald Concrete Ready-Mix are on strike because they say their boss wants to cut salary, benefits and increase the amount they pay for insurance. "We don't feel we ought to do it," said Junior Bartels, a mixer driver and shop steward for McDonald Concrete at 54 N. ...
House sends governor terrorism bill (05/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State lawmakers have passed an anti-terrorism bill without proposed penalties for businesses that hike prices during emergencies -- a provision that had been backed by Gov. Bob Holden. The House gave final approval to the bill Thursday by an announced vote of 82-44 -- the minimum needed to pass a bill. The legislation, which had passed the Senate earlier, now goes to Holden...
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $27 million (05/17/02)
ATLANTA -- Anticipating high ticket sales before the first Mega Millions drawing Friday, lottery officials have raised the estimated jackpot from $25 million to $27 million. Mega Millions, a new multistate lottery that replaces the Big Game in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia, debuts Friday...
Stadium funding plan runs into roadblock (05/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill providing state money to stadiums in St. Louis and Kansas City ran into big trouble Thursday when a lone lawmaker used her authority to try to block the bill. Hours later, St. Louis' mayor declared that "I'm hoping for some legislative lightning to hit the Capitol dome."...
Lambert Airport workers charged with using fake IDs to get jobs (05/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Three Lambert Airport workers arrested last month as part of a nationwide crackdown on airport security were indicted Thursday for using false Social Security numbers to get their jobs. Armando Florentino, Guillermo Garcia and Jairo Rios were arrested last month and charged in federal court as part of "Operation Tarmac," a nationwide anti-terrorism initiative. U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender has said there was no reason to believe the three were involved in terrorist activity...
Three killed in house fire started by children (05/17/02)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- A couple and a child were killed Thursday in a fire that investigators said was started by children playing with matches. Gary Patrick, 38, Teresa Patrick, 31, and 11-year-old Kelsee Anderson died in the blaze at the home on Missouri 59 near Diamond. ...
Negotiators hammer out $112 million revenue deal (05/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After receiving the blessing of business groups, legislative negotiators agreed on a plan Thursday to raise about $112 million for public schools and an underfunded state budget. The money would come partly from a new tax on pharmacies, bureaucratic fund transfers and by encouraging Missourians to pay overdue taxes during a special penalty- and interest-free period...
Lawmakers achieve compromise on funding package (05/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After days of intense negotiation, lawmakers on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a $511 million funding package for transportation that would go before voters this August. A majority of negotiators from the House and Senate agreed to sign onto a proposal that would increase Missouri's gas tax from 17 cents to 21 cents -- a 24 percent increase -- and boost the state's 4.225 percent sales tax by one-half cent...
Divided House approves Republican welfare plan (05/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- A divided House approved Republican welfare legislation Thursday that would press more single mothers to work and provide hundreds of millions of dollars to promote marriage and sexual abstinence. The 229-197 vote, along party lines, came after a partisan House debate over changes to the 1996 welfare overhaul...
Senate debates trade authority (05/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate action on a bill to give the president broad trade negotiating authority stalled Thursday as senators balked at adding retired steelworkers to those eligible for benefits because of trade dislocations. The dispute over steelworkers was the latest in two weeks of Senate debate that threatened to derail a compromise that would let the president negotiate international agreements while providing health care and other benefits to workers who lose their jobs because of foreign competition.. ...
Lawmakers ask questions about warnings (05/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- With Democrats in Congress leading impassioned calls for answers, the White House on Thursday defended President Bush for not disclosing intelligence before the Sept. 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack U.S. airplanes. "You would have risked shutting down the American civil aviation system with such generalized information," said National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. "You would have to think five, six, seven times about that, very, very hard."...
Stock market mostly flat in afternoon trading (05/17/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street ended a big week on a quiet but encouraging note Friday, as modest stock gains lifted the Nasdaq composite index to its first five-session winning streak in seven months. The Dow Jones industrials also returned to levels not seen in more than five weeks, despite choppy trading that caused the major indexes to fluctuate for most of the session. ...
State Farm loses top credit ratin from S&P (05/17/02)
AP Business WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- State Farm, the nation's largest insurance company, had its triple-A rating for credit and financial strength stripped Friday by Standard & Poor's because of its record losses last year. An analyst said the downgrade will increase pressure on State Farm and the insurance industry to further raise auto and homeowners premiums in order to boost slumping finances...
High school smoking at lowest level since '91 (05/17/02)
Smoking among U.S. high school students has dropped to its lowest level in a decade, the government said Thursday, crediting steep cigarette taxes and school programs that discourage youngsters from taking up the habit. Just 28.5 percent of high-schoolers in a nationwide survey last year reported they had smoked a cigarette in the previous month -- down from 36.4 percent five years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
BellSouth cutting up to 5,000 jobs (05/17/02)
Associated Press WriterATLANTA (AP) -- Regional phone company BellSouth Corp. said Friday it plans to cut 4,000 to 5,000 jobs -- up to 5 1/2 percent of its work force -- as it struggles with a weak economy, tougher competition and regulatory pressures...
Families of 9-11 victims angry over revelations (05/17/02)
NEW YORK -- Some relatives of Sept. 11 victims are seething over revelations that President Bush got advance warnings -- not shared with the public -- that Osama bin Laden's terror network might hijack U.S. planes. "My wife, had she known, would not have taken that flight," said Stephen Push, whose wife of 21 years, Lisa Raines, was killed aboard the hijacked plane that hit the Pentagon...
1999 report warned of suicide hijackings into federal buildings (05/17/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Exactly two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal report warned the executive branch that Osama bin Laden's terrorists might hijack an airliner and dive bomb it into the Pentagon or other government building...
Flooding goes from bad to worse with more rain (05/17/02)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Joe Runnels flicked ashes from his cigarette into a puddle, looked to the sky and winced as more rain bounced off his face. "We've done everything we can," said Runnels, whose Etched in Flesh tattoo parlor was surrounded by sandbags piled 3 feet high. "In a situation like this, what can you do? You're at the mercy of it all."...
World briefs 5/17 (05/17/02)
Housing market slows; jobless claims rise WASHINGTON -- Home builders broke ground in April on the smallest number of projects in six months, a sign the housing market is slowing a bit. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that housing construction fell 5.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million units. That was the lowest level since October...
People talk 5/17 (05/17/02)
Springsteen won't run for political office TRENTON, N.J. -- Bruce Springsteen decided he wasn't born to run for political office after all. Doug Friedline, a consultant who helped professional wrestler Jesse Ventura win the Minnesota governor's race in 1998, had hoped to recruit Springsteen to run as an independent in November's U.S. Senate race. The Boss would have faced off against incumbent Sen. Robert Torricelli, a Democrat, and whichever Republican emerges from the June 4 primary...
Israel enters Jenin camp (05/17/02)
Associated Press WriterNABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- Yasser Arafat on Friday linked his promise to hold elections to an Israeli troop pullback in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces hunting militants raided the battle-scarred Jenin refugee camp...
Arafat agrees to elections in six months (05/17/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Facing pressure from the United States, Europe and his own people, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat agreed Thursday to hold presidential and parliamentary elections within six months. Arafat's decision came as Palestinian legislators mounted their most high-profile challenge yet to the Palestinian leader, calling for elections within a year and a new Cabinet within 45 days...
Optimism grows as meeting site rises (05/17/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The setting: an enormous tent flown in from Germany, where it once housed exuberant Oktoberfest parties. The participants: hand-picked men from across the land and, by mandate, some women, too. The topic: the future of Afghanistan, still painfully uncertain...
France's Chirac begins new term (05/17/02)
PARIS -- President Jacques Chirac officially began his second term in office Thursday in a somber ceremony, calling his election victory over ultra-rightist Jean-Marie Le Pen a French triumph over extremism. In contrast to the flood of revelers that filled the streets following his runoff win over Jean-Marie Le Pen, Thursday's inauguration at the presidential palace was a low-key affair before his inner circle. ...
Former President Carter meets dissidents (05/17/02)
HAVANA -- Former President Jimmy Carter, who has already given Cuban dissidents as much domestic publicity as they have ever had, met Thursday with opponents of Fidel Castro's government. The first to arrive for the meetings, held in the house of a U.N. official, was Vladimiro Roca, who was freed from prison May 5 after nearly five years in prison for demanding changes in Cuba's communist system...
54 climbers reach Mount Everest's peak (05/17/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- It got crowded in the so-called "Death Zone" on Mount Everest on Thursday, as a record 54 people stood atop the world's highest peak -- including a grandson of one of first two men to conquer it in 1953. The son of the other was headed for the summit on a slower route...
Heat wave in India kills 450 (05/17/02)
HYDERABAD, India -- The death toll from a heat wave in southern India has risen to 450, a relief official in sweltering Andhra Pradesh state said Thursday. Fresh reports of deaths, mainly among the poor, elderly, and laborers such as agricultural workers and rickshaw pullers, pushed the official toll to 450 since May 10, said Jagdish Reddy, the state's assistant secretary of relief...
Three men held in Pearl slaying give site of body (05/17/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Three new suspects in the slaying of Daniel Pearl directed police Thursday to a body they claimed was that of the murdered Wall Street Journal reporter. Police unearthed the body which had been buried in an open field in a poor neighborhood on the Western edge of Karachi, said a senior police official...
Iraqi leadership accepts, slams changes to sanctions (05/17/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq begrudgingly accepted a new U.N. resolution that makes sweeping changes to the current sanctions program, but still criticized the new measures Thursday, saying they exposed America's "tendency toward harming Iraq." The comments come two days after the U.N. Security Council revamped the sanctions to speed the delivery of food and medicine and also strengthen an 11-year-old military embargo...
State qualifiers prepare for weekend meets (05/17/02)
Kelly senior Adam Daughhetee and Scott City sophomore Loren Groves lead a strong group of local athletes who will compete in the Missouri Class 2A State Track & Field Championships today and Saturday in Jefferson City. Daughhetee will shoot for his third consecutive title in the 1,600-meters...
Indians land first district crown in 10 years (05/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Neither rain nor Farmington could keep the Jackson Indians from their first district baseball championship in 10 years Thursday at American Legion Field. Using a five-run first inning and the complete-game pitching of senior left-hander Josh Parham, Jackson lived up to its top-seed billing in Class 4A, District 1 with a 7-3 victory over second-seeded Farmington...
Oran finds its revenge in district title game (05/17/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Nathan Seyer set the tone with a home run to lead off the game. And by the time Oran was finished having fun, the Eagles were back on top of Class 1A, District 2 after a two-year absence. "It feels good to win district," said Seyer, a junior catcher. "It's my first one."...
Bulldogs back on top with 3rd title in 4 years (05/17/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Class 2A, District 2 championship trophy is back in the hands of the Notre Dame Bulldogs for the third time in four years. The top-seeded Bulldogs (16-5) and their relentless offensive attack blitzed No. 3 Kelly 10-0 Thursday at Harmon Field to reclaim the title Chaffee won last season...
Central tennis team closes in on state berth (05/17/02)
CENTRAL TENNIS TEAM TRIES FOR STATE BERTH Central, which finished second in the recent Class 4A, District 1 Tournament, will compete Saturday in the 4A Sectional at Kirkwood High School in the St. Louis area. The Tigers (13-3 dual matches) play District 2 champion Kirkwood (15-0) in one semifinal while District 1 winner SLUH (6-5) and District 2 runner-up Parkway South (13-3) square off in the other semifinal...
Sikeston edges Kennett in Class 3A district final (05/17/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Drew Lawrence drew a based-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting top-seeded Sikeston past second-seeded Kennett 7-6 in the championship game of the Class 3A, District 1 baseball tournament. Sikeston (19-2) is ranked fourth in the state while Kennett (21-3) is ranked sixth. Sikeston will play top-ranked North County in next Thursday's sectional round...
Rockies defeat Marlins, stand tough at home (05/17/02)
DENVER -- Mike Hampton pitched eight innings in his second straight strong start at Coors Field and Todd Zeile homered and drove in four runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the Florida Marlins 10-3 Thursday. Bobby Estalella hit his fourth homer in as many games for the Rockies, a three-run shot off Julian Tavarez (1-3)in a six-run first inning. Colorado has won seven of 10 overall and nine of 10 at home...
Lewis trainer says champion will go right after Tyson early (05/17/02)
Mike Tyson may not be the only thug in the ring June 8. Lennox Lewis' trainer is worried his fighter might go after Tyson with such ferocity that Lewis -- not Tyson -- risks being disqualified for a foul. "He has that side to him that few people see, a gang type of thinking," Emanuel Steward said Thursday...
Minnesota finds more home-run success against Royals (05/17/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Torii Hunter homered twice as the Minnesota Twins hit five against Kansas City for the second time this season and routed the Royals 14-5 Thursday. Jacque Jones, Cristian Guzman and Tom Prince also connected for the Twins, who added five doubles and set season highs in runs and hits (18). Kyle Lohse (3-2) allowed three runs -- one earned -- in five innings...
Pirates defend disabled seating after woman struck by ball (05/17/02)
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates plan no changes to seating for people with disabilities after a woman in a wheelchair was hit in the head by a home run. The woman, seated behind a protective railing in right field, was struck by Arizona Diamondback Steve Finley's homer in the sixth inning Wednesday night. Several fans rushed to assist the woman, who was not identified...
Maple Leafs start strong in series against Carolina (05/17/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs lost two more starters and won another playoff game. So what's new? Alexander Mogilny and Jonas Hoglund scored and Curtis Joseph turned away 31 shots as Toronto ruined Carolina's first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, beating the Hurricanes 2-1 in Game 1 Thursday night...
Non-qualified Luyendyk looks for race speed (05/17/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Even though Arie Luyendyk isn't qualified yet for the Indianapolis 500, it's a race-day setup that most concerns the two-time winner of the event. After waiting impatiently through Monday and Tuesday, with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2 1/2-mile oval closed, Luyendyk has spent two days trying to find a way to get his backup car up to speed...
Location debate heats up The Winston (05/17/02)
CONCORD, N.C. -- For years, Humpy Wheeler has done everything and anything he could to turn The Winston into a true all-star event. From marketing it to building lights around Lowe's Motor Speedway so it could be a Saturday night show, he turned the race into a marquee event...
This is Lewis' world (Just try to stay awake) (05/17/02)
SCOTRUN, Pa. -- Welcome, boys and girls, to Lennox Lewis's Fight Kamp! And, yes, we spell it just like that! Because this is Caesars Brookdale resort, in the heart of the Poconos, a cheery, happy, family place of bad spelling and infinite exclamation points!...
Ready, set, mow - Racing mowers arrive on local soil (05/17/02)
Bruce Kaufman doesn't expect you to take racing lawn mowers too seriously. Even his U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association's news releases note that a sense of humor "is not required, but strongly encouraged." But one day of watching a field of 60 mowers zoom around SEMO Speedway at 60 mph, he says, and you'll be hooked...
When spring unlocks the flowers ... (05/17/02)
When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil; when summer's balmy showers refresh the mower's toil; when winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the flood; in God the earth rejoiceth still and owns his Maker good. -- Reginald Heber...
New on CD (05/17/02)
'18' Moby is a musical genius. He's convinced the masses that all techno-dance music doesn't need to be mind-numbingly repetitive. For Moby, techno is merely a framework he works within to create his own unique genre. Moby's prodigious talents -- he plays all the instruments, mixes and produces on this, his 12th release -- make him as much technician as musician. His 1999 release, "Play," sold 10 million copies and made the former DJ an unlikely superstar...
Over my dead body 5/17 (05/17/02)
These are the 10 songs Brad Graham of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Heart of the Matter" -- The Eagles "Heart of the Matter" speaks of patience, understanding and forgiveness. Some days it is difficult to view life in "the light of understanding," and this songs shines a very bright light on the subject for me...
Salvatore Licitra becomes star pinch-hitting for Pavarotti (05/17/02)
NEW YORK -- This is how a star is born: The cell phone in the Licitra family's Milan apartment rang at 6:30 p.m. May 9. J.F. Mastroianni, the New York-based manager for Salvatore Licitra, was on the line. "He asked me if I feel good," Licitra recalls. "I responded that I was rested and asked him why. He said maybe there is some job for me. I asked him what type of work. He said, 'I'll let you know.'...
Artifacts 5/17 (05/17/02)
SEMO District Fair announces entertainment Country stars Montgomery Gentry, a Honky Tonk Tailgate Party that includes Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary and Wade Hayes, and the Southern rock band .38 Special will headline the entertainment at the SEMO District Fair in September...
Everybody's a critic - 'Unfaithful' (05/17/02)
HH She has the "perfect" life. She has a wonderful husband, an adorable son, beautiful home -- you name it she has it. Which brings me to the question of "why?" I don't understand how (yes, I know it's the movies) a total stranger is able to lure a woman up to his apartment in a matter of minutes. I mean really, who in this day and age would actually be that brave?...
Everybody's a critic - 'Unfaithful' (05/17/02)
HHHH When director Adrian Lyne presented "Fatal Attraction" to the American public, the film garnered the cover of news magazines and had women dragging their husbands and boyfriends to see this masterpiece of the consequences of infidelity. Women will probably want to watch his distaff version "Unfaithful" by themselves as Diane Lane finds herself cheating on her husband (Richard Gere) with a sumptuous Frenchman (Oliver Martinez)...
Everybody's a critic - 'Unfaithful' (05/17/02)
HHH "Unfaithful" is a movie about a suburban housewife in an affair with a lover she meets accidentally. I was reminded of the old saying "What a tangled web we weave ..." as the story unfolded. Diane Lane as the housewife does an excellent job playing the emotions I would expect a person in that situation would display. After 15 years in movies, this one should make Lane an A-list actress...
'Catfish Moon' continues at River City Yacht Club (05/17/02)
Curly (Champ Friend), Frog (Dan Finch) and Gordon (Jeff Statler) have been friends since childhood. They're still fishing buddies, but something or rather someone has come between them. Her name is Betty (Stacey Storey), a fiery beauty who is Curly's younger sister, Frog's ex-wife and Gordon's new flame...
Ruth Vangilder (05/17/02)
Ruth Ann Vangilder, 72, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 12, 1929, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles W. and Daisy Q. Simpson Bauerle. She and Jim Vangilder were married Feb. Dec. 27, 1950. He died Feb. 26, 1992...
Alton Sutter (05/17/02)
Alton Sutter, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home at Puxico, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Maggie Hribernik (05/17/02)
Maggie C. Hribernik, 99, formerly of Jackson, Mo., died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Rigsby (05/17/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Barbara Lee Tackitt Rigsby, 72, of Sikeston died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1930, in Newton, Ill., daughter of Burriss Everett and Myrna Lee Tackitt. She and Maurice Laverne "Vern" Rigsby were married Oct. 8, 1948, in Angola, Ind...
Lorene Richey (05/17/02)
Lorene B. Richey, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 10, 1919, at Tilsit, Mo., daughter of Walter and Ida Hoffmeister Birk. She and Harry Richey were married Dec. 24, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 17, 1985...
Everett Hitt (05/17/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Everett A. Hitt, 86, of Advance died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in a truck accident on his farm. He was born June 29, 1915, at Arbor, Mo., son of Jessie Hitt. He and Ilene Cox were married June 17, 1936, at Jackson, Mo. Hitt was a 1935 graduate of Delta High School. He was a retired farmer, and was a typist with the CCC Camp two years. He served on the MFA Board of Directors and was a member of Swan Pond School District Board...
Walter Mangels (05/17/02)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Walter E. Mangels, 80, of Farrar died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Jackson Manor in Jackson, Mo. He was born Feb. 9, 1922, at Farrar, son of Theodore and Lydia Bachmann Mangels. He and Elda C. Kasten were married Nov. 24, 1946. She died Nov. 20, 2001...
Births 5/17/02 (05/17/02)
Essner Daughter to Frannie Michelle Essner and John Derek Taylor of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:42 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Name, Calise LaShea. Weight, 8 pounds. Third daughter. Ms. Essner is the daughter of Theresa Essner of Cape Girardeau. She is a phlebotomist at St. Francis Regional Laboratories. Taylor is the son of John Taylor Sr. of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Sandra Taylor of Minneapolis, Minn. He is a self-employed artist at Air Brush Designs...
Cape police report 5/17/02 (05/17/02)
Police Cape Girardeau Friday, May 17 ArrestsElijah Joseph Fisher, 21, of 921 Hackberry, Apt. 103, was arrested Wednesday on complaints for assaulting a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. James Alan Welsh, 18, of 1927 N. Kingshighway, Lot 58, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant complaint...
Cape fire report 5/17/02 (05/17/02)
Fire Cape Girardeau Friday, May 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 7:37 p.m., medical assist at 2575 Magnolia. At 9:32 p.m., smoke odor in the 500 block of South Sprigg St. At 11:05 p.m.,, medical assist at 3017 Mimosa, Apt. 3...
Out of the past 5/17/02 (05/17/02)
10 years ago: May 17, 1992 The Rev. Gary Pohl is guest presenter at Spring Mission Festival at Hanover Lutheran Church; theme is "Christ, the Light of the World"; festival includes food and clothing drive, door offering and basket dinner following morning worship service; Pohl is director of development at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis...
It's a rainy day (05/17/02)
By Bob Holden JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has led our nation in facing up to fiscal challenges caused by a changing economy, terrorist attacks and national policy. As governor, I have taken the necessary steps to preserve Missouri's reputation for sound management while meeting the needs of the people of Missouri. ...
Less money? Spend less (05/17/02)
By Catherine Hanaway JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri, like the nation, is experiencing a recession. State government has collected less than expected in taxes, because Missourians are earning less money than they expected. As a result, the state has less money than it expected for the final 45 days of the fiscal year. The governor and the legislature are faced with two options to pay the state's bills:...
In times like these, heroes are everywhere (05/17/02)
We live in an area that has experienced the ravages of flooding countless times. But each new flood brings losses, suffering, heartbreak and pain, no matter how many times we've lived through the rising waters and the mess that's left behind. This year's flooding has been punctuated by damaging windstorms, which have left death and destruction in their wake. ...
Federal aid available to area storm victims (05/17/02)
When the Federal Emergency Management Agency first announced its limited aid to government agencies in just five counties hit by tornadoes a few weeks ago, officials like those in Bollinger County were far from pleased. They believed the storm's destruction warranted federal aid for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered losses that weren't fully insured or had emergency spending needs to put a roof over their head or to keep their business open...
Use of trash bags could create safety hazards (05/17/02)
To the editor: I fully support the decision to limit the quantity of trash picked up in Jackson. The quantity specified is quite sufficient. However, the snake of stupidity has reared his ugly head in the decision to restrict residents to bag pickup only. Granted, the use of bags would save time by reducing the number of trips to the curb, but in the absence of curbside recycling, there will be anything and everything in the trash making the bags very heavy and prone to rupture...
Photos on Web help native keep tabs on the area (05/17/02)
To the editor: Thanks for the photos on Web site. I hope you will continue with these photos. I was raised in Cape Girardeau County and Scott County. I still have family there and sure enjoy semissourian.com. Thanks again. JOE C. SKINNER...
Speak out 5/13 (05/17/02)
Why we have insurance I HAVE empathy for the people who were involved in the storm and had damage to their homes and businesses. However, I wish someone would explain to me why I pay $760 a year in homeowner's insurance but these people think that the government is supposed to pay for repair of their homes. I understand spending tax revenue for our roads and our schools, but not for replacement of our private property...
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