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Stories from Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Marble Hill residents still have hands full (05/28/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jim Bollinger looked at a satellite view of the storms crossing the state Saturday from his computer. "I don't like the looks of this," he muttered. Elsewhere in the area, residents were casting a wary eye skywards as a summer squall made its way through...
Community news 5/28/02 (05/28/02)
Women's group publishes cookbook The Scott County Women in Agriculture group has published a cookbook, Country Cooking, with more than 400 recipes. The recipes include appetizers, dips, bread and rolls, soups, salads, cakes and low-fat dishes. Books are available at the Soil and Water Conservation office in Benton, Mo., and the Progressive Farm Credit office in Sikeston, Mo. ...
Scarecrows - Gaunt guardians of the garden (05/28/02)
This scarecrow can be found guarding the community garden in downtown Cape Girardeau. By B. Ray Owen ~ Southeast Missouri Scarecrows work. Sometimes. "The scarecrows will work for a while," says Gerald Bryan, an agronomist with the University of Missouri Extension Service at Jackson, Mo. "Once the birds find that the scarecrow won't really hurt them, they use it for a roost."...
Military digest 5/28/02 (05/28/02)
Area man promoted to lieutenant colonel Jeffrey E. Lutes has been promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Lutes is a flight commander, instructor electronic warfare officer assigned to the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb...
Illinois pair injured in motorcycle accident (05/28/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- A man from Pekin, Ill., was in stable condition at Southeast Missouri Hospital Monday night following a mid-morning accident. Christopher Hoffer, 32, of Pekin and passenger Tammy Green, 36, also of Pekin, were traveling southbound on US 51 at Anna on Hoffer's motorcycle. James McLaughlin, 64, of Dongola, Ill. was driving a pick-up truck northbound on US 51 and made a left turn onto Illinois Route 146...
Black farmers fulfill 116-year-old dream of having local mill (05/28/02)
NICODEMUS, Kan. -- It was 1886 when the Western Cyclone, a weekly newspaper once published in this black settlement, first printed the advertisement. "Looking for a good flour mill," it said. By that time, the number of former slaves who farmed this Kansas prairie had swelled to nearly 700. From one end of the township to the other, black farmers could be seen toiling their few acres...
Study focuses on feeding habits of wild turkeys (05/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Ask average Americans what they know about the feeding of a turkey and the sum of knowledge is this: Turkeys are ready to eat when the plastic thermometer pops out. When it comes to the eating habits of America's wild turkeys, though, the presumption of knowledge suddenly increases...
Bill could generate billions in rural Net investment (05/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- A shuttered chemical plant and closed foundry stand as symbols of the industrial economy that once drove Lee County, Iowa, which now has the highest unemployment in the state. Lowell Junkins, the county's director of economic development, would like to see a more modern economy take root, but says his work has been hindered by a dearth of high-speed Internet access...
Job market should be picking up, experts say (05/28/02)
LABEL: Back to work By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Eric McIntyre is having no luck putting his new college diploma to work. He scours the newspaper's help wanted sections. He keeps his ear to the phone. He shows up at businesses unannounced. He checks the listings at the Missouri Career Center two or three times a week...
Jackson grads who died in World War II honored (05/28/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Ten Jackson High School graduates who gave their lives in World War II were honored in a Memorial Day service at the Jackson City Cemetery Monday. "It's kind of a remembrance of the old-timers," said Wilbur Peetz of Jackson. "I went to school with one of them. I think it's a real good deal to get some of these people known."...
Cape service evokes variety of emotions (05/28/02)
As the colors were presented to open the Memorial Day Service at the Osage Community Centre Monday, tears clouded the eyes of a few veterans while others stood at attention with ear-to-ear smiles. The service was held to remember all of the men and women who lost their lives fighting for freedom, honor the ones who survived the battles of years past and pray for the ones who continue to fight today...
Marble Hill marks one month since tornado (05/28/02)
It seems like every time it clouds up these days, people in Southeast Missouri feel uneasy. Marble Hill has had good reason to feel put upon by the weather, having seen a tornado and two floods in the last 30 days. But the weather has taught some how generous the people in the community are...
Job market should be picking up (05/28/02)
Eric McIntyre is having no luck putting his new college diploma to work. "I've done everything I can think of," said the 23-year-old Cape Girardeau resident. "There's absolutely nothing around here unless you want to flip burgers. Why'd I even go to college?"...
Researcher looking to lower flatulence from bean products (05/28/02)
FARGO, N.D. -- Researcher Sam Chang is on a mission: He is looking for ways to break down the "flatulence sugars" in beans before they create an audible side effect. Besides improving what he calls the "social-behavior status" of beans, the project could lead to products that provide high protein and fiber without producing intestinal gas...
The cat lady - Woman devotes life to backyard animal sanctuary (05/28/02)
WARRENTON, Mo. -- Sandy Smith's life can be a real zoo -- right down to her lions, tigers and a bear. Oh my? Not for the American Indian woman who considers her rural sanctuary for roughly 80 exotic guests her calling of the wild. "I call them my babies," Smith said at the 20-year-old nonprofit shelter dubbed Wesa-A-Geh-Ya -- "Cat Lady," in Smith's native Cherokee language...
Illinois governor calls in lawmakers on holiday (05/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Hoping to break a stalemate over the state's budget crisis, Gov. George Ryan took the extraordinary step of calling lawmakers into special session Monday and asking them to raise taxes by $590 million. He proposes raising cigarette taxes 50 cents a pack, or $285 million, casino taxes $185 million and a tax on real estate transfers $120 million...
Soldier killed in Afghanistan honored on Memorial Day (05/28/02)
Memorial Day is Bob Crowe's Day. It's the day he steps through the rows of white tombstones at the National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. and stop to visit the grave of his buddy, Jerry, a comrade he watched die during a battle in Vietnam. "I do my own thing on Memorial Day," Crowe said, adding that both he and Jerry graduated from Springfield high schools. "That's my way to honor my friend. I usually say something to him. It's a time for me to reflect."...
Town worried about changes brought by Mormon influx (05/28/02)
NAUVOO, Ill. -- Over coffee, in taverns -- pretty much anywhere they can talk quietly with each other -- longtime residents of Nauvoo fret about the future of their quiet community overlooking a bend of the Mississippi River. In a town that two years ago did not have a building taller than two stories, the cause of their concern is visible from most anywhere. ...
Advocate works to clean up river (05/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Landowner by landowner, farm by farm, Stephen Van Rhein works the Little Sac River Basin. His job as coordinator of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks' Little Sac River Project: convincing people to help keep the river clean...
Some schools scaling back plans despite funding rise (05/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There will be no preschool program in the Rolla School District, no librarian in Norborne and fewer new teachers, cooks and custodians than originally planned in Blue Springs. While spared the cuts that hit much of the rest of the state budget, some Missouri public schools are nonetheless scaling back plans for next year because of a smaller-than-hoped for funding increase...
Boy literally stumbles on molar from mastodon (05/28/02)
PLATTSBURG, Mo. -- A chance discovery by two young friends turned out to be more than first met the eye -- or in this case, the foot. What they first took for a rock, and one boy's mother dismissed as an "old cow tooth," turned out to be a souvenir from northwest Missouri's prehistory...
Jury was 'manure-qualified' (05/28/02)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- It's common for attorneys to ask prospective jurors in murder trials whether they could impose capital punishment, a query lawyers call "death qualification." The responses can provide insights about a citizen's philosophies, leanings and life experiences, about whether they might decide a certain way. Jurors may be kept or dropped based upon their replies...
Letter suggests more bodies could be found (05/28/02)
WEST ALTON, Mo. -- A letter received by a newspaper last week that pointed police to human remains in a remote location north of St. Louis suggests the bodies of additional victims have yet to be found. In the letter, the author writes about a possible willingness to tell "where many others are to prove I'm real."...
Man shot by police in Knights of Columbus incident is charged (05/28/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston man shot by Charleston police officers May 5 at the Knights of Columbus Hall's parking lot is now facing charges filed Friday by the Mississippi County prosecuting attorney's office. Decarlos "Carlos" Clemons, 25, is charged with eight felonies: two counts of first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer; unlawful use of a weapon for displaying a handgun in an angry or threatening manner; resisting arrest; three counts of armed criminal action; and one count of receiving stolen property as the gun was reportedly stolen.. ...
Sikeston bikers plan Saturday rally (05/28/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Over 500 motorcycles are expected to roar into Sikeston for the third annual Bootheel Wings Rally on Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce grounds. "Last year, a couple from Raleigh got married at the rally," said Andy Gilliam, rally promoter. "We set up a stage. They drove the motorcycle up one side of the ramp, said their vows and rode back down the other side of the ramp. They're still married, too."...
Iraqi Kurds worry U.S. action could incur wrath of Saddam (05/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- Kurds in northern Iraq have created a quasi-democratic, somewhat prosperous life under the protection of U.S. jets patrolling a no-fly zone and keeping Saddam Hussein's tanks away. But faced with the question of whether that democracy could flower elsewhere in Iraq if the United States launched an invasion to topple Saddam, many Kurds are leery...
Key lawmaker says FBI reform necessary (05/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI -- whose director is preparing a plan to overhaul the agency -- must go through a "big learning curve" to be adequately equipped to fight terrorism, a key congressman says. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Porter Goss' remarks Sunday came as Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle disclosed that President Bush asked him not to seek an outside commission to investigate pre-Sept. 11 intelligence failures...
Economic data gives Wall Street another reason to sell off (05/28/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Weaker-than-expected consumer confidence and spending figures sent stocks tumbling Tuesday as investors grew concerned that the economic recovery was slowing. The Dow Jones industrials posted their second straight triple-digit decline...
Ex-governor Roger Wilson doesn't miss the limelight (05/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- When asked if he might someday return to politics, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson offers a typical, Wilsonian answer: "I've told myself, anytime before I'm 60, if I feel like frog-jumping, I'll just jump." In layman's terms: Maybe. But don't hold your breath...
Fugitive led double life with murder in her past (05/28/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some know her as Margo Freshwater, convicted of one murder and accused in two others, an escapee from a Tennessee prison who remained undiscovered for 32 years. To others, she's Tonya McCartor, a caring and easygoing soul who competed in ballroom dancing and worked hard to support her three children...
Former mayor Giuliani says film exceeded expectations (05/28/02)
NEW YORK -- HBO's documentary about the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center gets high praise from one of the heroes of that day -- Rudolph Giuliani. The former New York City mayor, who leads viewers through "In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01," said the documentary helps show the tragedy from many locations around the city and personal perspectives...
Andersen defense lawyers call first witness (05/28/02)
HOUSTON -- An Arthur Andersen LLP executive testified Monday that a much-publicized memo concerning the disposal of Enron documents reflected good housekeeping, rather than a desire to get rid of incriminating evidence. Richard Corgel said that an Oct. 12 e-mail sent out by Andersen in-house attorney Nancy Temple was not, as prosecutors have alleged, a tacit order to destroy documents...
Theme park accidents result in two deaths (05/28/02)
DENVER -- A man fell to his death Monday after standing up on an attraction at a Six Flags amusement park, authorities said. The death came one day after a worker at Six Flags Over Georgia was killed when he wandered into the path of an upside-down roller coaster and was struck in the head by a passenger's dangling legs...
Child-welfare gency to change the way it operates (05/28/02)
MIAMI -- Child-welfare officials agreed Monday to begin implementing dozens of recommendations made by a special review panel examining the case of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared for more than a year before authorities noticed. "None of us felt the department was doing yet enough to make the possibilities of tragedy as slim as humanly possible," the panel said in a 26-page draft report released Sunday...
Investigators try to determine why barge was so far off course (05/28/02)
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. -- Divers pulled a fourth body from the underwater tangle of steel and concrete where a barge collapsed a section of a bridge, but they halted the search Monday when the threat of lightning made it too dangerous to continue. Authorities said several vehicles remained underwater from Sunday's collapse of the Interstate 40 bridge over the murky, swiftly flowing Arkansas River. They expected to recover more bodies as divers reached more vehicles in the water...
Terror victims remembered on Memorial Day (05/28/02)
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. -- On a holiday normally reserved for remembering the nation's war dead, victims of the Sept. 11 attacks were given a place of honor alongside soldiers who died in battle. Memories of the attacks made Memorial Day 2002 particularly painful -- and poignant...
Memorial held for Chandra Levy (05/28/02)
Associated Press WriterMODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than 1,000 mourners joined Robert and Susan Levy at a memorial Tuesday for their daughter Chandra just hours after authorities in Washington announced the former intern had been murdered...
Bail denied for Islamic fund-raiser charged with perjury (05/28/02)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Under heavy security, a federal magistrate judge refused Tuesday to grant bond to a jailed Islamic charity director charged with lying about ties to Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. "The reality is that this is not a simple perjury case -- it is a perjury charge in the context of a terrorism financing investigation," U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin said in denying the bail request...
U.S. energy demand fuels Canadian development boom (05/28/02)
INUVIK, Northwest Territories -- Brian Desjardins headed up to Canada's western Arctic in 1999 to escape the pressure and hassle of urban life down south. It hasn't quite worked out that way. Instead of hunting caribou across the frozen tundra, the tourism and fund-raising coordinator for the town of Inuvik finds himself planning conferences and dealing with newcomers lured by the region's latest energy boom...
Crowd attacks U.S. sailors after accident (05/28/02)
MANAMA, Bahrain -- A U.S. sailor and his Ethiopian bride remained hospitalized Monday after they were attacked by a crowd when their car hit a local woman outside a store. The newlyweds were under observation at the military hospital on this tiny Persian Gulf island, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Navy spokesman Lt. Chris Davis said. He would not identify the patients but said their conditions were "not life threatening."...
Woman wounded in explosion while removing sign (05/28/02)
MOSCOW -- A woman was hospitalized Monday with severe burns from an explosion that went off while she was trying to tear down a roadside sign outside Moscow reading "Death to Jews," police said. The woman was in critical but stable condition at a Moscow hospital after the incident 18 miles southwest of the capital, said traffic police investigators...
U.S. troops reorganize in Afghanistan (05/28/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military is giving more control to the new general taking charge in Afghanistan, freeing up its own highest-level officials back in the United States as Washington considers the next step in the war on terror. When Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill takes command here next month, Bagram will become the headquarters of the ground war in Afghanistan, officials said Monday...
Suicide bomber kills two at mall (05/28/02)
PETACH TIKVAH, Israel -- A suicide bomber blew himself up at an ice cream parlor in an outdoor mall near Tel Aviv on Monday, also killing two others including a 2-year-old girl whose bloodstained stroller lay on its side after the blast amid a tangle of white plastic chairs. About 20 were wounded...
Ranking Taliban officials claim they and al-Qaida regrouping (05/28/02)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two former high-ranking Taliban talk of reorganizing their militant religious movement and describe a recovering al-Qaida -- all while they sit secretly inside Pakistan, Washington's front-line ally in the war on international terrorism...
Bush honors D-Day heroes, vows to continue terrorism war (05/28/02)
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France -- As rain dampened the graves and monuments of D-Day soldiers, President Bush said Monday "the day will never come when America forgets them," and summoned the heirs of the Normandy invasion to fight this generation's scourge: terrorism...
Romanian nuns weave cloth that soon could make the runway (05/28/02)
TIGANESTI, Romania -- From the sanctity of a 19th-century convent, Romanian nuns weave vivid, Byzantine cloth for Orthodox priests. Now word of the sumptuous silk has reached fashion designers -- and soon could debut on the runway. The Romanian Orthodox Church disclosed recently that the Versace fashion house is negotiating to buy the cloth, a rich fabric encrusted with metallic embroidery and usually made into priests' robes costing about $120...
London police fight surge of street crime (05/28/02)
LONDON -- The police patrol had just begun when the officers jumped from their van and cornered three teen-agers on a busy street in central London. A search found the boys wearing two sets of clothes -- as muggers sometimes do so they can quickly alter their appearance. One of the boys had two cell phones in his pocket, and another held an unusually large amount of cash...
Facing magic mushroom craze, Japan outlaws 'legal high' (05/28/02)
TOKYO -- Enthusiasts admit it's not the taste that keeps them gobbling the shriveled, brown mushrooms. They're so bitter, many can only choke them down with orange juice or yogurt. The allure is the hallucinogen within, so potent that the fungi are outlawed in most countries with the likes of cocaine and heroin...
Tribe headed for Alabama (05/28/02)
Southeast Missouri State University baseball coach Mark Hogan received a pleasant surprise Monday when the NCAA released the field for its 64-team Division I Tournament. "It feels like I'm going home," Hogan said. The Indians, who locked up an automatic NCAA bid Saturday after winning the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament, will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., one of the 16 regional sites. ...
Sampras falls to journeyman in first round (05/28/02)
PARIS -- Muttering, slouching, slamming his racket to the ground and smacking a ball into the stands, Pete Sampras was in typical French Open form Monday. Which is to say: He was out of sorts for just about the entire match and, yet again, quickly out of the only Grand Slam tournament he's never won...
Tigers' Redman continues his domination of Tribe (05/28/02)
CLEVELAND -- Mark Redman pitched a career-best four-hitter and beat the Cleveland Indians for the second time in a week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 win Monday. Redman (2-5) mixed a few slow breaking pitches in with his fastball and improved to 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA in five career starts against Cleveland...
Sports digest 5/28/02 (05/28/02)
Central graduate on All-Big 12 baseball Cape Girardeau Central High School graduate Ross Bennett was selected Monday to the All-Big 12 Conference baseball team as selected by the league's coaches. Bennett, a junior designated hitter at Baylor, is second on the Bears in hitting with a .357 average. He has five home runs, 14 doubles and 37 runs batted in...
Nets bounce back to even series (05/28/02)
BOSTON -- Jason Kidd ran over to the fans sitting across from the New Jersey bench and held up two fingers on each hand. "Two-two" was what the gesture meant, and 2-2 is where the Eastern Conference finals now stand. "I was tired of being humble," Kidd explained after the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 94-92 Monday in a game in which they never trailed. "This is now a series. It's a step where we're probably getting tired of each other, and so be it."...
Avalanche edge Wings, go up 3-2 (05/28/02)
DETROIT -- Peter Forsberg scored 6:24 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Monday night and a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The defending Stanley Cup champions can eliminate the Red Wings and move a step closer to repeating with a win in Game 6 Wednesday night at home...
Bonds' 585th career homer powers Giants (05/28/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 585th career homer, Reggie Sanders had a go-ahead, two-run shot and Benito Santiago doubled three times as the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Monday. The Giants, swept by the Colorado Rockies in the thin air of Denver over the weekend, snapped their three-game losing streak. With the win, they closed to within 1 1/2 games on the defending World Series champion Diamondbacks in the NL West...
Castroneves' Indy 500 victory stands (05/28/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The victory still stands. The debate is far from over. Helio Castroneves' win in the Indianapolis 500 was upheld Monday by Indy Racing League officials who rejected a protest lodged by the team of runner-up Paul Tracy. After a two-hour hearing at IRL offices and two hours of deliberations, league vice president of operations Brian Barnhart said there was no conclusive proof that Tracy had pulled ahead of Castroneves by the time the yellow flag came out on the 199th lap of Sunday's race.. ...
Florida State hopes 25th time is the charm (05/28/02)
Florida State enters the Division I college baseball tournament in the position it hopes to finish the season -- on top. The Seminoles (56-12), who are in the tournament for the 25th consecutive year but have never won a College World Series, were selected as the top seed in the 64-team field Monday...
Martinez comes through in the clutch (05/28/02)
HOUSTON -- Tino Martinez is at his best in clutch situations. Martinez hit a two-run homer off Roy Oswalt in the eighth inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday. "The tougher the at-bat the more he concentrates and the better he is," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "His at-bats have been getting better and better. The way he's been hitting the ball his average should be over .250."...
Funding bridge lights- Wednesday the prints will come (05/28/02)
There's no question that the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will be impressive. At nearly 4,000 feet long and 100 feet wide with towers that rise 300 feet above the water, the bridge will generate at least as much excitement as its predecessor did in 1928...
Brian Williams succeeding Tom Brokaw in 2004 (05/28/02)
AP Television WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Brian Williams will succeed Tom Brokaw as anchorman of NBC's "Nightly News" in 2004, the network announced on Tuesday. NBC becomes the first of the three networks to announce a succession plan for their chief anchors. Brokaw, ABC's Peter Jennings and CBS' Dan Rather have all been on their jobs for about two decades...
Stossel leads double life as political target, parenting guru (05/28/02)
NEW YORK -- John Stossel leads an odd double life. He's used to being glared at in public because of his politics, but is also approached by strangers grateful that he's helped get their babies to sleep through the night. The veteran ABC correspondent has cultivated, and maintained, a specialty in parenting issues at the same time his libertarianism has made him an island in network news...
Christopher Lee remains movie heavy (05/28/02)
NEW YORK -- From Count Dracula to Count Dooku, Christopher Lee still counts. Two generations after he played the Transylvanian terror in the classic Hammer horror films, Lee remains one of the most imposing heavies on the big screen. In the past six months, he has appeared as the Osama bin Laden-like evil wizard in "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings" and the villain of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones."...
People on the move 5/28/02 (05/28/02)
Stanley receives Hahs insurance award Sharon Stanley of Prudential Financial in Cape Girardeau received the River Heritage Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers' most prestigious award at a special presentation recently at Port Cape Girardeau. The M. Luther Hahs, CLU, Insurance and Financial Adviser of the Year 2002 was presented to Stanley for her outstanding contributions to the financial services industry and the community...
Ruth Parks (05/28/02)
Ruth Parks Ruth Cooper Parks, 100, formerly of Vanduser, Mo. died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield, Mo. She was born Oct. 24, 1901 at Comanche, Texas, daughter of Wesley and Joanna England Cooper. She was married to John N. Parks who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1994...
Merle Burton (05/28/02)
Merle Burton Merle Burton, 59, of Benton, Mo. died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at his home in Benton. He was born Jan. 7, 1943, son of Allen and Ethel Coffman Burton. He and Ann Foster were married on Aug. 22, 1961. Burton was a self-employed truck driver...
Laverne Naoger (05/28/02)
LaVerne Naeger LaVerne E. Naeger, 85, of Perryville, Mo. died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 20, 1916 at Perryville, daughter of Vincent and Rosella Gibbar Mattingly. She and Oscar F. Naeger were married Aug. 24, 1938. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1995...
Sidney Pittman (05/28/02)
Sidney Pittman Sidney Tyrell Clyde Pittman, 5, of Cairo, Ill. died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the St. Francis Meidcal Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo from 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the New Haven Church of God in Christ in Wilson City, Mo. Henry L. Clark, Jr. will officiate, with burial in Green Lawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Milo Lewis Garner (05/28/02)
Milo Garner Milo Lewis Garner, 82, of Cahokia, Ill. and formerly of Cobden, Ill. died Saturday, May 25, 2002 in Cahokia. He was married to Edith Mae Furlow Garner, who preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Diana DeFabio of Waterloo, Ill.; two sons, Larry and Paul Garner both of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Ruby and Vivian Yates both of Cobden; a brother, Carl Garner of Anna, Ill. and two grandchildren...
Virginia Atherton (05/28/02)
Virginia Atherton Virginia L. Atherton, 70, of Dongola, Ill. died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1932 at Foreman, Ill., daughter of Julius and Nora Jane Simmons Holmes. Survivors include a son, David Atherton of Dongola and two sisters, Betty Duffield of Olmsted, Ill. and Ella Mae Richards of Cape Girardeau...
Mark Scully (05/28/02)
Mark Scully Mark Finney Scully, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Scully was a distinguished administrator and educator. Scully, who was chosen to succeed Walter W. Parker, served as president of then Southeast Missouri State College from 1956-75 during the most transitional period of the institution's history. ...
Catherine Jordan (05/28/02)
Catherine Jordan Catherine Braun Jordan, 87, of Decatur, Ga., died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Sunrise Assistant Living of Decatur, Ga. She was born March 14, 1915, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles W. Braun and Anne E. Milde Braun. She and William C. Jordan were married in November of 1945 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1997...
Lela Casper (05/28/02)
Lela Casper Lela K. Casper, 89, of Anna, Ill. died Sunday May 26, 2002, at her home near Anna. She was born June 29, 1912, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Henry and Ida Head Ketchie. She and Claude L. Casper were married Aug. 26, 1934. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1980...
Births for tues from sun 052602 (05/28/02)
Elfrink Daughter to Stephen and Esther Elfrink of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 3:35 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2002. Name, Mollie Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 10 ounces. First child. Mrs. Elfrink is the daughter of Ian Rankin of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the late Molly Rankin. She is an occupational therapist with Rehab Systems Inc. Elfrink is the son of Michael Elfrink and Betty Elfrink of Jackson, Mo. He is administrator at Monticello House...
Cape fire report 5/28 (05/28/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 28 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 8:24 p.m., a medical assist at 926 Broadway. At 8:42 p.m., a medical assist at 1529 William. At 8:52 p.m., a medical assist at 225 Keller. On Sunday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 1:46 a.m., a medical assist at 703 E. Rodney Drive...
Cape police report 5/28 (05/28/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 28 StealingA vehicle was reported stolen Sunday at 308 W. Lorimier. Stealing was reported in the 900 Block of South Pacific. A checkbook and ID were reported stolen Sunday at 2837 Themis. Attempted stealing was reported Sunday at Goodwill, 250 S. Silver Springs Road...
Out of the past 5/28/02 (05/28/02)
10 years ago: May 28, 1992 Associate circuit judge's ruling has dammed up city's efforts to move forward with portion of Cape LaCroix-Walker creeks flood-control project; Associate Circuit Judge Bill Hopkins of Marble Hill ruled that city of Cape Girardeau doesn't have legal authority to condemn land outside its city limits; at issue is city's efforts to acquire 157 acres of land east of County Road 620 and north and west of Route W for dry retention reservoir. ...
Give airline crews what they need for safety (05/28/02)
Since commercial aircraft played such a significant role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the safety of airline pilots, crew members and passengers has been a topic of paramount importance. Last week, the Bush administration decided not to arm pilots with firearms, saying newly required security doors were a better safeguard. In addition, armed marshals are being hired for some flights, but it is unlikely there will ever be enough of these professionals to cover every plane in the sky...
War tools - information and preparation (05/28/02)
The calls for a commission to investigate obvious problems in the gathering and disseminating of intelligence regarding terrorist plans prior to Sept. 11 are sparking partisan grandstanding. But, as Washington Post columnist George Will suggests elsewhere on this page, a blue-ribbon commission might serve honorable purposes for both sides. The case Will makes deserves serious consideration...
Speak out 5/22 (05/28/02)
Two lanes: big help THREE CHEERS for MoDOT. They figured out how to relieve the rush hour on southbound I-55. All they needed was two lanes southbound over the Diversion Channel. The flow's great. Thanks for the good work, and keep it up. Gun lobby's motto...
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