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Southeast may boost tuition cost to record (05/23/02)
FINANCIAL EMERGENCY By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University may have to raise in-state tuition $15 a credit hour and out-of-state tuition by even more, as well as look at employee layoffs because of a $4 million cut in state funding for May and June, school officials said...
King Neptune was 'one terrific pig' (05/23/02)
Born of humble lineage on a farm near West Frankfort, Ill., and raised in Anna, Ill., he ascended to royalty. Not bad for a pig. King Neptune, the U.S. Navy's "unofficial" mascot during World War II, brought home the bacon for the war effort, raising more than $19 million by being repeatedly auctioned off on fund-raising tours...
Livestock auctions 5/23/02 (05/23/02)
LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS FRUITLAND LIVESTOCK FRUITLAND, Mo. -- Tuesday's Fruitland Livestock Auction results: Receipts: 341. Last week 538. There wasn't enough feeders this week to test the market, however, there were undertones of a steady to 2.00 weaker market on a less than average quality in the offering. ...
Jackson city judge to keep job after DWI conviction (05/23/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Jackson municipal judge recently convicted of driving while intoxicated will keep his job, but he must recuse himself from any cases that involve alcohol-related offenses. Jackson Mayor Paul Sander said Wednesday in a news release that Judge J. Patrick O'Loughlin is "an excellent judge" and deserves to remain on the bench...
Southeast Hospital offers recognition to employees (05/23/02)
Southeast Missouri Hospital recently recognized 212 employees for their combined 2,480 years of service at the hospital's 32th employee awards banquet at the University Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Commemorative pins in recognition of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service were presented by hospital administrator James W. Wente and director of human resources Chuck Keppler...
Clarification 5/23 (05/23/02)
  • Norval Friese said he offered to help his neighbors pay for a contractor's work on a sewer system along Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau. The information was unclear in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian.
  • Jackson gets plans to improve movement of traffic (05/23/02)
    ROUNDABOUT WAY By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- An engineering firm studying Jackson's traffic problems has made preliminary recommendations that include building a roundabout near the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and an additional left-hand turn lane on southbound Shawnee Boulevard at the East Jackson Boulevard intersection...
    Community briefs 5/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Jerry Ford's Big Band kicks off concert series Jerry Ford's Big Band, with Pat Blackwell, will kick off the free concert series sponsored by Old Town Cape at 7 p.m. Friday at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo in Cape Girardeau. There are six concerts scheduled in the Tunes at Twilight series on Fridays through June...
    With levee coming down, long-term solution sought (05/23/02)
    By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- Motorists cruised through the intersection of Highway 25 and Route A Wednesday with smiles on their faces. It was the first time they were able to travel the road since the Army Corps of Engineers closed the Dutchtown intersection with old Highway 74 on May 15 to build a 2,000-foot-long, $45,000 temporary levee...
    County commissioners hire juvenile consultant (05/23/02)
    A divided Cape Girardeau County Commission hired a consultant on Thursday to assess juvenile department needs as it wrestles with the issue of whether to build a new detention center. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian.
    Man arrested in Du Quoin deaths (05/23/02)
    DU QUOIN, Ill. -- A Maine man is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of a 26-year-old woman and her 6-year-old daughter -- the first such killings in this Southern Illinois city since 1996, officials said Wednesday. Sheila Sims and first-grader Erika Sims were found dead in their home at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Du Quoin police chief Ken DeMent said...
    Bridge reopened after shutdown (05/23/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A bridge north of downtown was reopened after more than three hours Wednesday night after authorities investigated suspicious barrels found beneath the structure. The Paseo Bridge was reopened at about 8 p.m. after the five, 5-gallon barrels were found to hold construction equipment. The Missouri Water Patrol discovered the barrels about 4:30 p.m...
    No Call law violators fined (05/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Four more telemarketers have been fined a combined $50,000 for violating Missouri's No Call law, Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday. Two of the telemarketers had been fined previously, so their fines were doubled, Nixon said during a news conference in St. Louis. Overall, the attorney general's office has collected $580,000 from 69 different telemarketers since the law took effect July 1...
    Election board close to settling ACLU lawsuit (05/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Even as a lawsuit alleging voting rights violations is on the way from the federal government, the city's election board is close to an agreement on another lawsuit filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union. The conclusion of both is likely to be similar, officials say: The St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners would promise that past poll problems have been fixed and won't happen again...
    Logistics may keep road tax off ballot (05/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Logistics could make it tough to place a proposed transportation tax increase on the Aug. 6 ballot. Secretary of State Matt Blunt said several procedural steps must occur before the measure can be on the ballot. First, the bill must be signed by the presiding officers of the House and Senate and submitted to the secretary of state's office. ...
    Security firm hired to guard Missouri Capitol (05/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state has hired a private security firm to guard the Missouri Capitol complex, a move that will relieve police from staffing entryway metal detectors. Guardsman Security and Investigations of Sedalia will provide security beginning June 1 at the Capitol, Truman State Office Building and the state health laboratory, state officials said Wednesday...
    Bond seeks to add Columbia VA hospital to federal inquiry (05/23/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sen. Kit Bond wants the Department of Veteran's Affairs to investigate how maggots ended up in the foot of a patient at the VA hospital in Columbia. The department is already investigating cleanliness issues at its Kansas City hospital, following a report in March that maggots infested the noses of two comatose patients during a mouse and fly infestation in 1998. Bond said he wants the veteran's department Inspector General to add the Columbia hospital to the inquiry...
    Briefs 5-23 (05/23/02)
    Malden bank robbed; three suspects sought MALDEN, Mo. -- Police on Wednesday were searching for three armed men in connection with a bank robbery at First State Community Bank in Malden, authorities said. Initial information was sketchy but there were no injuries reported in the robbery, which occurred at about 9:15 a.m., said Troy Karlish, a Malden police officer...
    Crowell discusses state's budget woes (05/23/02)
    State Rep. Jason Crowell, a Cape Girardeau Republican, outlined Missouri's budget problems to the Cape Girardeau Lions Club on Wednesday. Crowell was the guest speaker at the Lions Club's weekly meeting at the Holiday Inn. Invited to give a wrap-up of the latest legislative session, Crowell focused his talk on Missouri's budgetary problems...
    Senate hopeful touts health care (05/23/02)
    U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent touted his health care plans during a tour of the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday. Talent pushed his Missouri First Health Security Initiative, a plan that includes allowing associations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association to sponsor health care plans for its small-business members...
    Strawberry production increasing in Southeast (05/23/02)
    ENIGMA, Ga. -- Like many Southern farmers, Tim and Steve McMillan relied on flue-cured tobacco to sustain them when the prices for other commodities plunged. But when the government slashed the U.S. flue-cured tobacco crop by 43 percent, the brothers begin to have doubts about tobacco's future. They decided it was time to diversify...
    Arafat challenger maintains strong ties to Missouri (05/23/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- If Yasser Arafat holds an election, he has just one announced challenger: Abdel-Sattar Qassem, who supports suicide bombings, and the Mizzou Tigers. Qassem, 53, lives in the West Bank now, but he has strong midwestern ties, including degrees from the University of Missouri, where his son is now enrolled...
    Little funding to go around for ports (05/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Only four out of 13 Missouri river ports will get state financial help with operating expenses in the coming fiscal year because of a 49 percent funding cut to the Department of Transportation's waterways program. Of Southeast Missouri's five port authorities, just those in Pemiscot and New Madrid counties will get assistance for operations, and then, only at sharply reduced levels...
    Heartland Academy official acquitted of child abuse (05/23/02)
    Associated Press WriterWAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Jurors found a boarding school official innocent of child abuse charges for sending misbehaving teens to work in manure pits at Heartland Christian Academy. It took jurors just 18 minutes to find Charles Robert Patchin, 34, innocent of all three felony child abuse charges Thursday morning. ...
    Bootheel drug sweep collects 22 suspects (05/23/02)
    Standard Democrat NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Formal charges are pending against 22 people taken into custody during a countywide roundup of people suspected in the distribution of drugs. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, Portageville Police Department, SEMO Drug Task Force, Bootheel Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted the sweep through New Madrid County, beginning Tuesday...
    Remains of missing intern Levy found in Washington park (05/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The remains of Chandra Levy were found in a Washington park Wednesday, ending an agonizing 13-month search for the federal intern whose disappearance riveted the nation and cost a congressman his career. Police said they still had no idea how Levy died...
    White House responds to subpoenas (05/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- After a Senate panel voted to issue subpoenas Wednesday, the White House turned over summaries of dozens of contacts between Bush administration officials and Enron executives. No instance has been found so far of Enron officials asking anyone in the White House for help before Enron's bankruptcy last December, the White House said...
    FBI finds itself under fire with discovery of memo (05/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A new entry in the well-thumbed index of FBI missteps is raising questions about the bureau's effectiveness in protecting Americans from international terror. Critics inside Congress and those on the sidelines say the agency's failure to run a pre-Sept. 11 memo up the chain of command shows weaknesses in the anti-terror campaign broader than the lapses of a few managers...
    More donating kidneys to strangers (05/23/02)
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Steve Aman believes if you have something you aren't using, you should give it away. So he gave a complete stranger one of his kidneys. "I didn't need two," Aman said. "He needed one." His kidney went to Pete Dobrovitz. The two of them attended the same Catholic high school in the 1960s, but they never knew each other...
    Residents of New York take terrorism warnings in stride (05/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- FBI reports of potential terrorist attacks against New York and some of its most popular attractions had law enforcement on high alert, and officials said there was no cause for alarm. The Brooklyn Bridge was closed for about an hour early Wednesday until police determined that a knapsack found on the road was harmless...
    Stocks stage last-minute comeback (05/23/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street waited until the eleventh hour again Thursday, sending stocks solidly higher late in the session after waffling most of the day on fears of more terror attacks. It was the second day in a row that stocks turned around in late afternoon. ...
    Toxic algae proves fatal for marine life (05/23/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Birds falling from the sky. Pelicans having seizures. Dolphins dying on beaches. For two months, a growing number of marine mammals and birds has been dying along the California coast. About 70 dolphins have washed up on state beaches, while more than 200 sea lions and 200 seabirds have gotten sick or died...
    Teen appeals life sentence for killing girl with wrestling move (05/23/02)
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A lawyer for a teen-ager convicted of killing a 6-year-old girl in an attempt to imitate pro wrestlers is appealing his life sentence, saying the boy was unfairly prosecuted as an adult. In documents filed Monday with the 4th District Court of Appeal, attorney Richard Rosenbaum said 15-year-old Lionel Tate was treated more harshly than other juveniles who committed similar offenses. ...
    New research links hormone to weight loss (05/23/02)
    A hormone thought to boost appetite rises in the bloodstream after dieters lose lots of weight, possibly explaining why it's so hard to keep weight off long term -- and offering a new target for a diet drug, researchers say. Their small study of severely obese people found much higher levels of a recently discovered hormone made by stomach cells, ghrelin, in the blood after the patients had lost significant weight...
    People talk 5/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Web site lets experts, travelers track weather (05/23/02)
    RENO, Nev. -- Scientists use the Western Regional Climate Center to study the complex patterns of air pollution, droughts and global warming. Richard Potter dials in to dodge mosquitoes. While engineers tap the Web site's research to help build bridges in high winds, Potter is downloading data to try to avoid the bugs and rain on a fall canoe trip in Montana...
    Advertising firm hands out snappy panhandling signs (05/23/02)
    DENVER -- An advertising firm is handing out signs to panhandlers with a plug for the company -- a stunt homeless advocates say trivializes the plight of those on the streets. Laminated signs with snappy messages such as, "At Least I'm Not Spamming Your E-Mail," and "Hell, It Beats a Cubicle," have begun replacing cardboard placards normally waved by panhandlers at motorists...
    Raisin returned (05/23/02)
    GREENVILLE, Mich. -- The case of the missing raisin is closed. A 250-pound California Raisin lawn ornament was taken from a front yard Sunday, prompting its owners to file a police report and offer a $200, no-questions-asked reward. Tuesday night, two teen-agers returned the cement statue to Connie and Wally Harris, saying they had found it in the parking lot of Stanton High School...
    Man admits to killing racing dogs for more than 40 years (05/23/02)
    LILLIAN, Ala. -- Investigators found the remains of as many as 2,000 animals, including hundreds of racing dogs, on the property of a man who said he has been shooting and burying greyhounds at a charge of $10 per animal for more than 40 years. State officials obtained a search warrant Tuesday to search the 18 acres owned by Robert Rhodes after receiving a tip from Florida investigators. ...
    Summer beach rentals on East Coast vacant (05/23/02)
    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -- When skittish travelers began avoiding airplanes after Sept. 11, Jersey shore real estate brokers thought it might mean big business for summer rentals. After all, ocean beach resorts like this one on New Jersey's Long Beach Island are an easy drive for millions of East Coast vacationers. It stood to reason that families would forego flying to drive somewhere closer to home...
    Defense Dept. buys domestic, privately owned Stars & Stripes (05/23/02)
    PITTSBURGH -- The Defense Department has purchased the domestic version of Stars & Stripes, putting all rights to the name under a single owner for the first time since World War II. The Defense Department paid $85,000 in a bankruptcy auction Tuesday to buy the trademark, archives and Web site of a bankrupt Internet start-up, which bought the newspaper two years ago...
    Suspect gunned down by Boston police after chase (05/23/02)
    BOSTON -- Police shot an unarmed man to death as he drove a stolen car toward an officer after a chase, authorities said. It was the sixth fatal shooting by Boston police in 18 months. Police said Nelson Santiago, 39, was driving a stolen Toyota Camry Tuesday when he evaded one set of officers...
    Guilty verdict returned in church bombing trial (05/23/02)
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A racially mixed jury convicted former Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder Wednesday for the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls and shook the nation's soul. The verdict, reached in less than seven hours of deliberation, brought tears from relatives on both sides and a statement of defiance from the 71-year-old defendant, who was automatically sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison...
    Aquila layoff total to grow to 700 (05/23/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Energy wholesaler Aquila Inc. announced 200 layoffs on Wednesday, bringing its planned total to 700. Aquila had previously announced 500 layoffs. On Tuesday, an Aquila spokesman said 150 more were planned. On Wednesday, the company announced 200 layoffs, apparently including the 150 announced Tuesday...
    Charities struggling due to dearth of frequent-flier donations (05/23/02)
    PHOENIX -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation and other charities say they are scrambling to find ways to send ailing children on dream vacations because of a sharp decline in frequent-flier miles donated through the nation's airlines. "I don't know if it's Sept. 11 or if people just aren't flying much, but the miles are running out," said David Kaplan, executive director of A Wish With Wings in Arlington, Texas...
    Damaged submarine stabilized and floating (05/23/02)
    SAN DIEGO -- A Navy research submarine damaged by fire off the Pacific Coast was stabilized and floating Wednesday as its crew members returned to shore by ship. The USS Dolphin reported fire and flooding about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in heavy seas about 100 miles southwest of San Diego. Its commander decided to abandon ship about 2 a.m. Wednesday because the fire was hard to control...
    Protesters rally against proposed income tax (05/23/02)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Sign-carrying, horn-honking tax protesters returned Wednesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to reject an income tax plan. About 300 people gathered on Legislative Plaza, a week after a similar rally against the proposed plan to implement a 4.5 percent flat income tax...
    India and Pakistan move closer to war (05/23/02)
    KUPWARA, India -- India warned rival Pakistan on Wednesday that it's not bluffing about a "decisive battle" against terrorism and told its soldiers on the tense Kashmir border to be ready for sacrifice. Army officers responded by declaring the troops were primed for war and prepared to die, and India's navy moved five warships nearer to Pakistani waters as fears of war between the nuclear-armed rivals grew...
    Heat wave leaves more than 1,000 dead (05/23/02)
    HYDERABAD, India -- The death toll from a heat wave that has gripped southeastern India rose to 1,030 Wednesday as reports trickled in from remote rural villages. Most of the dead were older people unable to bear temperatures that reached 122 degrees...
    Bomb sets fire to tanker truck at Israel's biggest fuel depot (05/23/02)
    Associated Press WriterTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A bomb attached to a tanker truck exploded Thursday at a huge fuel depot near densely populated Tel Aviv -- part of what experts said is a relentless new campaign by Palestinian militants to carry out a large-scale terror attack...
    Bush urges reluctant allies to hang tough in war against terror (05/23/02)
    BERLIN -- President Bush told skeptical allies "we've got to be tough" on terrorism Wednesday as thousands of anti-war protesters greeted his arrival in Europe and German leaders questioned U.S. hopes of toppling Saddam Hussein. Opening a seven-day, four-nation trip, Bush warned that Europe may be terrorists' next target...
    Bucher lifts Oran to short, lopsided win (05/23/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Oran soared to a Class 1A sectional win with a storybook finish Wednesday. Matt Bucher, Oran's only senior, belted a walk-off grand-slam homer in his final home game to send the Eagles to a 15-2 win over Bernie and into the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs...
    Advance uses eight innings to knock off Ellington (05/23/02)
    ELLINGTON, Mo. -- A bases-loaded, two-out walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to Andrew Jenkins scored the winning run to lift Advance to a 3-2 Class 1A sectional victory over Ellington Wednesday. The win avenged a 4-3 loss to the Whippets in last year's sectional and put Advance (7-6) in Friday's quarterfinal round, where it will host Oran...
    Notre Dame, Oran, Advance win prep baseball playoff games (05/23/02)
    Notre Dame made quick work of South Pemiscot in a Class 2A sectional baseball game Wednesday, earning a spot in a quarterfinal game Friday. Elsewhere, Oran and Advance also won at home to set up their game Thursday, while Jackson lost on the road at Northwest. For more game highlights, scores and pairings, see Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
    ND piles it on in 4th, moves on to quarters (05/23/02)
    South Pemiscot may have thought it was dodging bullets during Wednesday's Class 2A sectional baseball game at Notre Dame High School. But when they finally got hit, it turned out to be a cannonball. The shot came off the bat of Notre Dame's Kyle Diveley in the form of a fourth-inning grand slam, helping the Bulldogs reach the 2A quarterfinals for the third time in four years with a 12-1 victory...
    Sixth inning dooms Jackson in sectional loss (05/23/02)
    CEDAR HILL, Mo. -- Jackson and Northwest turned their Class 4A sectional baseball game into a sixth-inning showdown Wednesday. The Lions won both the inning and game 5-3. Both teams scored all their runs in the sixth, with Jackson (14-7) striking first and Northwest (12-10) countering in the home half...
    After a tough start, Purcell finds his stride (05/23/02)
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- For the first four innings Wednesday, Brad Purcell looked like anything but the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year. Morehead State had already ripped Southeast Missouri State University's ace for five runs and six hits as the Indians fell behind 5-0 in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament...
    Indians win, escape first round of OVC baseball tournament (05/23/02)
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- When Mark Hogan says his Southeast Missouri State University baseball team is mature, he counts being able to handle pressure as one of the Indians' prime attributes. That's why Hogan was still confident the Indians could come through Wednesday, even though he admitted to being worried when they fell behind underdog Morehead State 5-0 in the early going of a first-round Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game...
    Luyendyk keeps coming back to Indianapolis (05/23/02)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A short-lived retirement two years ago made it clear to Arie Luyendyk that he still needed to race in the Indianapolis 500. The two-time winner stepped out of the cockpit, supposedly for good, following the 1999 season, and spent the next year working as a consultant to longtime car-owner Fred Treadway and a racing analyst for ABC Sports...
    Weekend motorsports at a glance (05/23/02)
    LOCAL EVENTS
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure street, cruiser classes, Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Late model, pro street, pure street classes, Fredericktown (Mo.) Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • ATV, motorcycle classes, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, Mo., 7:30 p.m. Friday...
  • N.C. racer reaches milestone after 41 years (05/23/02)
    CARNESVILLE, Ga. -- Relaxing on the back of a golf cart a few feet from his late model race car, Buck Simmons hardly had a moment to himself. One by one, well-wishers stopped by to spend a little time with the veteran dirt-track driver before practice at Highway 106 Speedway in northeast Georgia. The 55-year-old North Carolina racer signed autographs, shook hands and greeted everyone...
    Fredrik who? OT goal lifts Red Wings over Colorado (05/23/02)
    DENVER -- Fredrik Olausson scored his first playoff goal in 10 years at 12:44 of overtime as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Olausson beat Colorado goalie Patrick Roy from just inside the blue line on a shot that appeared to hit Colorado defenseman Martin Skoula in the leg...
    Drew ends his slump, keeps Cards on a roll (05/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- J.D. Drew snapped a 1-for-17 slump with a leadoff homer in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals won for the 11th time in 13 games, beating the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night. The Cardinals are 8-1 on the homestand with one game to go, the series finale on Thursday...
    Still no gay players in baseball -- not openly, anyway (05/23/02)
    There are still no homosexuals in the majors. At least not officially. A gossip column in Monday's New York Post repeated what it called "a persistent rumor around town that one Mets star who spends a lot of time with pretty models in clubs is actually gay and has started to think about declaring his sexual orientation."...
    Holiday weekend includes big events at area tracks (05/23/02)
    jhall Good weather could help boost a big weekend of racing, one of the biggest of the season for several area racetracks. Both dirt tracks in Scott County -- Auto Tire and Parts Racepark near Benton and SEMO Motor Speedway north of Sikeston -- have a combined four days of racing planned over the weekend. They're among several tracks trying to appeal to race fans who may have time and money to spare on the holiday weekend...
    Travel Web site lists cities it says are being researched most (05/23/02)
    NEEDHAM, Mass. -- The Web site TripAdvisor, which says it has the technology to measure such things, has announced the results of a new study showing that the cities being researched the most online by people planning summer vacations are Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, Spain, and Venice, Italy...
    Shape up updates 5/23 (05/23/02)
    `The Fit to Print team earned 711 points for an average 71.1 per team member. That score was better than our goal of 10 points per day. Fit to Print points Sam Blackwell 65 Andrea Buchanan 30 Spencer Cramer 67 Heidi Hall 71 Jamie Hall 67 Gabe Hartwig 84...
    Healthy competition (05/23/02)
    Paula Gresham added a 20-minute walk to her daily routine, Terri Penrod is doing aerobics and walking her dog, Cocoa, more frequently than before and the Rev. Paul Short is adding bicycling to his workout schedule. Nathan Kuhlman said he's done more cardio workouts in the past two weeks than ever before in his life. And Jim Kelpe has noticed more aches and pains in the mornings than he had just two weeks ago...
    Health calendar (05/23/02)
    Today Newborn massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Participants receive massage oil and a booklet and should bring a blanket, pillow and baby. Carbohydrate counting class from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Life, death and dancing in Neosho (05/23/02)
    May 23, 2002 Dear Leslie, Neosho, Mo., is the small town in the Ozarks where three of our nieces grew up. Its primary importance to most everyone else is as the birthplace of Thomas Hart Benton, the painter and muralist. Neosho has a La-Z-Boy factory, a Tyson chicken processing plant and a community college but no Thomas Hart Benton museum or well-preserved family home. The old Benton home is gone, replaced by a newer house...
    Over my dead body -- John Wells (05/23/02)
    John Wells import/export sales These are the 10 songs John Wells of Elk Grove, Calif., and formerly of Fruitland, Mo., wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Folsom Prison Blues" -- Johnny Cash This music legend has so many cool tunes it is hard to pick one, but who can deny one of the greatest lines in music history: "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die." Talk about gangsta rap. This is cold blooded...
    Artifacts 5/24 (05/23/02)
    Registration ending for summer arts classes Eleven courses for children and adults will be offered this year in a program sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Target Stores. The deadline for registration for the first three classes in the following list is today. The registration deadline for the other classes is May 31. For information, phone the arts council at 334-9233...
    Silence may surprise moviegoers (05/23/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The silence of the title character in "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" may surprise moviegoers used to animated movies in which even the most realistic-looking beasts exchanged witty banter. But makers of the film, which focuses on the life of a mustang in the Old West, are betting that audiences won't mind a non-speaking animal hero...
    Dorothy Sutterer (05/23/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy R. Leible Sutterer, 78, of Perryville, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1924, in Perryville, she was the daughter of Frank and Cary Tucker Cissell. Sutterer was a retired secretary for the International Shoe Co...
    Nellie Yount (05/23/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Nellie Ruth Yount, 70, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Mayfield, Mo., daughter of Dave and Oma Jones James. She and Dale K. Yount were married Dec. 3, 1949, at Bessville, Mo...
    George Richmond (05/23/02)
    WHITEWATER, Mo. -- George R. Richmond, 69, of Whitewater died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Heartland Care Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 19, 1933, in Howell, Mich., son of Melvin and Ola Mae Chapman Richmond. He and Janeth L. Slaughter were married April 3, 1954, in Stockbridge, Mich...
    Arlene Duty (05/23/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Arlene Duty, 63, of East Prairie died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Nov. 22, 1938, in Macon, Ga., daughter of Turner and Carrie Young Scarboro. She and Edward Morgan were married Sept. 10, 1991...
    Ted Rainey (05/23/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- William "Ted" Rainey, 80, of Advance died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Advance, son of Charles and Lula Raver Rainey. He and Bernice Murphy were married July 1, 1944, in Greene County, Ark. Rainey was a retired farmer...
    Gene Little (05/23/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gene Little, 65, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 18, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of John E. and Agnes "Peggy" Trentham Little. He and Wanda I. Garland were married March 8, 1995...
    Imelda Lindner (05/23/02)
    OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Imelda Lindner, 80, of Oak Ridge died Monday, May 20, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Fort Smith, Ark., daughter of William Lee and China Blevins Landers. She and Loverne John Lindner were married Nov. 7, 1949...
    Anna Ruessler (05/23/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna May Ruessler, 85, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Perry County, daughter of Firmin George and Stella Evelyn Gibbar Mattingly. She and Wilbur Francis Ruessler were married Sept. 24, 1935. He died June 11, 1995...
    Carl Smith (05/23/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Carl Lee Smith, 72, of Anna died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Union County Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Alto Pass, Ill., son of Willie Smith and Nora Gettins Smith. He and Laura A. Clutts were married Sept. 29, 1979, in Alto Pass...
    Leon Stevens (05/23/02)
    DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- Leon L. Stevens, 81, of Dutchtown died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 2, 1920, at Delta, Mo., son of William and Rosa McIntyre Stevens. He and Hilda Stueve were married April 24, 1943...
    Marie Statler (05/23/02)
    Marie Statler, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Iron County, Mo., daughter of Robert and Ida May Trout DeWitt. She and Elsworth "Woody" Statler were married Nov. 27, 1944, in Blytheville, Ark...
    Births 5/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Dyer Daughter to David Patterson and Julie Kaye Dyer of St. John, Mo., Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 9:52 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002. Name, Michaela MaeAnn. Weight, 8 pounds 7 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Dyer is the former Julie Crites, daughter of Ken and Dorothy Rowley of Jackson, Mo., and Louis F. Crites of Imperial, Mo. Dyer is the son of Dennis and Beverly Rhea of St. Louis and David W. Dyer of St. Louis. He is employed by Roy Gittemeier Construction Co. in St. Louis...
    Jackson police report 5/22 (05/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 23 Arrests Natasha Latay Thomas, 24, 516 Cape Meadows, was arrested Tuesday for distribution of a controlled substance. TheftFood was reported stolen Tuesday at Denny's, 161 West. Stereo equipment was reported stolen Tuesday at 922 William...
    Jackson fire report 5/22 (05/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: At 4:47 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2037 Pear Tree Court. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 11:35 a.m., an emergency medical service at 200 West Park Mall...
    Cape police report 05/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 23 ArrestsNatasha Latay Thomas, 24, 516 Cape Meadows, was arrested Tuesday for distribution of a controlled substance. TheftFood was reported stolen Tuesday at Denny's, 161 West. Stereo equipment was reported stolen Tuesday at 922 William...
    Cape fire report 05/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 4:47 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2037 Pear Tree Court. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 11:35 a.m., an emergency medical service at 200 West Park Mall...
    Out of the past 5/23/02 (05/23/02)
    10 years ago: May 23, 1992 Less than eight years after performing before 340 people at Southeast Missouri State University, comedian Jay Leno will take center stage Monday night as new host of "The Tonight Show"; Leno performed at Academic Hall on Nov. 13, 1984; he was paid $3,400, university records show...
    Correction 5/23 (05/23/02)
  • Cheryl Ellis is editor of the Southeast Missourian Jr., and Kris Dowell is advertising director. Their names were incorrect in a story and photo caption in Wednesday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors.
  • House weathered storm, met priorities (05/23/02)
    By Jim Kreider ~ From the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The storm clouds have parted -- the seas have calmed. We've made it to shore, alive and whole. "The Perfect Storm" has subsided. At the beginning of the year, I predicted a "perfect storm" of sorts for this year's session of the General Assembly, where four individual elements were set for a collision course to produce a storm of tremendous magnitude. ...
    Senate put the public ahead of politics (05/23/02)
    By Peter Kinder ~ From the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- This session teaches that what some see as a perfect storm is really a perfect opportunity. This year, the Missouri Senate worked together to achieve a truly banner session. ...
    U.S.-Russian treaty on weapons is good news (05/23/02)
    In recent years, the global political landscape has changed drastically. This is nothing new really. Power and boundaries have been in more or less constant change ever since the first tribal chieftain notched a tree to claim sovereign rights to a particular piece of territory...
    New opportunities for U.S. defense systems (05/23/02)
    While the United States and Russia are ready to sign a treaty to reduce the number of missiles with nuclear warheads (see editorial above), the end of another treaty is creating opportunities for American testing of defensive systems. Under the 1972 anti-ballistic missile treaty -- from which the United States has withdrawn -- no U.S. ...
    Thanks to those who helped with special Scouts (05/23/02)
    To the editor: Because of the volunteering spirit, Classroom Scouting Adventure Day for special-needs students, held May 16, was a huge success. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers and the Cape County Park-South employees for making possible the many scouting activities for the 150 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and their teachers from Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri classrooms...
    Caring and help are hallmarks of community (05/23/02)
    To the editor: I was reading the Speak Out opinions about people in Dutchtown and other areas who were flooded. What was said made me unhappy. As a child growing up in south Cape, we had to move out when the water came up. As a community, everybody went back and helped each other clean up their homes. We could not afford to live uptown...
    Dutchtown folks want to save homes, livelihood (05/23/02)
    To the editor: This is for the callers in Speak Out. The people in Dutchtown don't want or need your sympathy or opinions. These houses and gas station are these people's homes and livelihood. If it were yours, you would do the same thing to try to save it...
    Speak Out A 05/23/02 (05/23/02)
    Religious concerns REQUIRING STUDENTS to say the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is very poor policy because, among other things, it is in direct conflict with the religious beliefs of those who interpret the biblical scripture prohibiting bowing down to graven images to mean no homage should be paid anything or anyone but God. Even if the policy were voluntary, it would stigmatize those who object and don't take part, even for religious reasons...
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