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Stories from Thursday, May 30, 2002

Going up in lights (05/30/02)
Fifty-five limited edition prints of a new painting depicting the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge were sold for $200 each Wednesday morning to kick off a campaign to raise approximately $120,000 needed to pay for the bridge's decorative lighting. "Eastern Access," a view of the still-to-be-completed bridge from the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, was unveiled before about 90 people invited to the Indigo Restaurant in downtown Cape Girardeau. ...
'Tunes at Twilight' features showcase for songwriters (05/30/02)
More than 150 fans attended last weekend's "Tunes at Twilight," sponsored by Old Town Cape. The Jerry Ford Orchestra played to the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo crowd. The weekly concerts will be held at 7 p.m. Fridays at the gazebo. On schedule Friday is the Songwriter's Showcase, which will include a variety of area songwriters and musicians...
Water, water everywhere (05/30/02)
The Union Bus Center sign made it easier for area residents to identify the site of the flood picture that appeared on last week's Faces & Places page of the Southeast Missourian. "I remember riding a bus from Jones Drug Store in Jackson to the Union Bus Station in Cape Girardeau," said Gary Brotherton. "We'd get off the bus on South Spanish St. and go to Woolworth's, Penney's or some other downtown Cape Girardeau business."...
Community news 5/30/02 (05/30/02)
Derby party antes up for Humane Society A Kentucky Derby party and hat auction, sponsored by the Royal N'Orleans Restaurant in downtown Cape Girardeau, raised about $650 for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. The highest selling hat was one donated by Zimmer Radio Group, featuring autographs from country music stars...
Cape police take part in seat belt project (05/30/02)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau's police department was one of many law enforcement agencies in 20 counties to participate in a statewide effort to increase safety belt use May 19 to 25. The emphasis was the result of a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant received from the Missouri Division of Highway Safety, the Missouri Police Chief's Association and the Missouri Safety Center...
Cape City Council debates budget cuts (05/30/02)
Cape Girardeau City Council representative Jay Purcell has been hearing the same story for the last three years, and he heard it again Wednesday evening. The economy will bounce back, and when it does, the city will be OK, the city finance director has said...
Couple charged with plot to kill police officer (05/30/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A St. Joseph couple is charged with conspiring to kill a police officer from Atchison, Kan. David and Rebecca Fitzpatrick are accused of planning to have a drug informant kill police Cpl. Terry Kelly. Authorities say the couple believed Kelly had given information to the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force that led to David Fitzpatrick's arrest. Atchison is a Kansas border town near Buchanan County in northwest Missouri...
Audit looks at state's sex offender registry (05/30/02)
More than one-third of sex offenders in seven Missouri counties have not registered with local law enforcers as required by state law, according to a new state audit pressing for stricter police monitoring. The review, released Wednesday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill, also found that more than 500 sex offenders may not be included in a registry meant to help Missourians check backgrounds of would-be caregivers. ...
Nixon wants governor to veto payday loan bill (05/30/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Wednesday urged the governor to veto legislation backers say would cap interest rates on payday loans. Nixon said that instead of reforming the payday loan industry, the bill actually shields lenders from consumer protection laws and allows them to charge consumers an annual percentage rate of up to 1,950 percent on loans...
Gov. Ryan to make budget cuts (05/30/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Staring at the possibility of a long election-year stalemate, top Illinois lawmakers decided Wednesday to approve an overloaded budget and let the governor decide where to make cuts. The action leaves the most difficult choices -- such as whether to close a prison and how much to cut from medical care for the poor -- in the hands of Gov. George Ryan...
Grandparents raising grandchildren in Missouri by county (05/30/02)
STATEWIDE: 43,907.Adair, 100. Andrew, 76. Atchison, 36. Audrain, 111. Barry, 291. Barton, 96. Bates, 126. Benton, 161. Bollinger, 107. Boone, 584. Buchanan, 772. Butler, 368. Caldwell, 64. Callaway, 358. Camden, 219. Cape Girardeau, 392...
Group files lawsuit challenging law signed by Holden (05/30/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill signed into law by Gov. Bob Holden that changes the accommodation standards for special-needs students in public schools is being challenged in court. Michael Finkelstein, managing attorney for Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services in Jefferson City, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court alleging that the new law is unconstitutional...
More grandparents raising grandchildren (05/30/02)
Rashland Simms raised her own four children and looked forward to free time when they were old enough to strike out on their own from her St. Louis home. But Simms hasn't had any time to savor freedom from child-rearing. Her daughter is serving her second prison term, leaving Simms responsible for raising three teen-aged grandchildren...
Gaming board accuses casino of lying (05/30/02)
CHICAGO -- Emerald Casino Inc. operated under a "virtual corporate culture of dishonesty" and all but guaranteed that organized crime would infiltrate a proposed casino in Rosemont, an attorney for the Illinois Gaming Board argued Wednesday at a hearing to revoke Emerald's gambling license...
Holden cancels two-day furloughs planned for state employees (05/30/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden has canceled plans for 6,000 state employees to go without pay for two days to help cover a budget shortfall for the current budget year. Holden announced Wednesday that there would be no furloughs because the Department of Social Services was notified last week that $1.5 million in federal Medicaid reimbursements would be released to the state...
Region briefs 5/30 (05/30/02)
Cape police take part in seat belt project Cape Girardeau's police department was one of many law enforcement agencies in 20 counties to participate in a statewide effort to increase safety belt use May 19 to 25. The emphasis was the result of a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant received from the Missouri Division of Highway Safety, the Missouri Police Chief's Association and the Missouri Safety Center...
Emerson arrives bearing a gift for East Butler Sewer District (05/30/02)
By Linda Redeffer Daily American Repulbic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, presented a mock check for $3,523,000 to the East Butler County Sewer District at the site of the district's treatment building at Routes B and AA...
Racking horse show to return to Dexter (05/30/02)
By Jonathon Dawe Daily Statesman DEXTER, Mo. -- The Dexter Chamber of Commerce hopes to attract a large crowd Saturday at the Dexter fairgrounds as the 25th annual Missouri State Racking Horse Show will be taking place. Dexter Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janet Coleman said she anticipates a larger crowd than average...
Harviell man charged with rape of girl, age 5 (05/30/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Harviell, Mo., man remains in jail following his weekend arrest on a warrant charging him with raping and sodomizing a young girl over an extended period of time. Stanley Turrentine Sr., 48, was booked at the Butler County Jail on Sunday on the warrant for statutory rape and three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy...
Bluff native is picked for 'Price is Right' (05/30/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Derland Ellison -- come on down!! This Poplar Bluff native is the next contestant on "The Price is Right." Airman 1st Class Ellison, the 20-year-old son of Larry and Jane Ellison of Poplar Bluff, will appear on the second prime-time special of the show, scheduled to air at 7 p.m.today on CBS. The special is a tribute to members of the U.S. Air Force...
Senior Center gets funding (05/30/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- When it started raining Tuesday afternoon, the bucket brigade began its usual work at the Dexter Senior Center. Buckets were distributed to catch the drips and drops falling from the ceiling throughout the center. But if all goes according to plan, it might be one of the last times the bucket brigade has to be called into action...
Sikeston drug sweep aims to quiet streets (05/30/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- In an effort to get more illegal drugs off the streets before the start of summer, law enforcement officers have arrested 11 Sikeston and Dexter, Mo., residents and charged four others already in various jails. Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, said the drug sweep in Sikeston removed "some of these bad actors off the street" in advance of summer. "Hopefully, it will make it a quieter summer for us," he said...
Nuclear war between India, Pakistan would kill millions (05/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- A war between India and Pakistan could easily go nuclear. If India, fed up with terror attacks, moved against Pakistan, the smaller and weaker country, with an army half the size of India's, might view a nuclear missile launch as its only option...
In shift, FBI allows it might have been able to detect terror (05/30/02)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON -- FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday there may have been more missed clues before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and he suggested for the first time that investigators might have uncovered the plot if they had been more diligent about pursuing leads...
Dollar's strength fading worldwide (05/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- The high-flying dollar, which has given Americans price breaks on everything from Paris vacations to imported cars and television sets, is losing altitude. Over the past three months, the dollar has slipped by 6 percent against major currencies, raising concerns that this could be the end of a heady seven-year run as the world's supercurrency...
Libyan offer of compensation receives cool reception (05/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- Libya's preliminary $2.7 billion offer to families of 270 people killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 is not the "be-all and end-all" to lifting sanctions against Moammar Gadhafi's country, the Bush administration said Wednesday...
Travel times up, fewer car poolers across many metro areas (05/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- Malcolm Getz wakes up a little earlier these days so he can get to work on time. Getz, like the vast majority of Americans, drives alone to the office. More drivers are on the road, people are living farther from their jobs and car pooling is a less popular option in many metropolitan areas -- all combining to make daily commutes longer, according to census 2000 data for 41 states...
Customs moving to block entry of nuclear weapons (05/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- Every Customs inspector will be equipped by January with a pocket-sized radiation detector, but "there are no guarantees" that increased border security will stop a terrorist from smuggling in a nuclear weapon, the Customs commissioner said Wednesday...
FBI director delivers plan for changes (05/30/02)
FBI director Robert Mueller said Wednesday there may have been more missed clues before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and he suggested for the first time that investigators might have uncovered the plot if they had been more diligent about pursuing leads...
Courtroom shooting leaves defendant dead (05/30/02)
MILWAUKEE -- A murder defendant lunged for a deputy's gun Wednesday as the jury came back with a guilty verdict and was shot to death by a police officer in the courtroom, authorities said. The sheriff's deputy was wounded in the struggle. The defendant "lunged and struggled with the deputy," said Milwaukee County sheriff's Sgt. Charles G. Coughlin. "There was a shot that fired, and the deputy was injured."...
Stocks mixed Thursday, blue chips post fourth straight loss (05/30/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Another spate of bad news -- this time, forecasts of disappointing retail sales and a downgrade of AT&T's debt by Moody's Investor Service -- prompted investors to play it safe yet again Thursday, leaving the stock market narrowly mixed. Blue chips fell for a fourth straight session...
Peoria bishop removes seven priests over abuse allegations (05/30/02)
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- The bishop of Peoria has asked seven priests to step down from the ministry over allegations of sexual misconduct, the diocese announced Thursday. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, installed in April as head of the Peoria Roman Catholic Diocese, said he was "deeply and sincerely sorry" about the accusations that caused him to remove the priests, only one of whom was an active pastor...
Bush to send Rumsfeld to India, Pakistan (05/30/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Thursday urged Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to "live up to his word" and stop cross-border attacks in Kashmir. He also will send Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to help ease tensions between India and Pakistan...
Driver charged in deadly crash (05/30/02)
CAMDEN, N.J. -- The driver of a car that plowed through a McDonald's restaurant, killing three workers, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of aggravated manslaughter charges. Camden County Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon said the May 15 crash in the Philadelphia suburb of Mount Ephraim was a suicide attempt, but he did not specify why the man might have wanted to take his own life. ...
Girl's body discovered near scene of Okla. bridge collapse (05/30/02)
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. -- The death toll from the highway bridge collapse climbed to 14 on Wednesday when the body of a 3-year-old girl was found floating in the Arkansas River a half-mile downstream. After the girl's body was recovered, authorities called off the search, saying they believed they had found all the victims and vehicles in the water...
Ground zero ceremony to ring hollow for families of victims (05/30/02)
Steven Campbell will be there to honor his wife when the last stretcher is carried out of ground zero. But today's ceremony at the World Trade Center site will ring hollow for him and others who have yet to recover their loved ones' remains. They are losing hope of ever having a funeral, a burial, a grave for their children to visit...
Blanket closure of detainee deportation hearings barred (05/30/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday barring the government from enforcing it's blanket policy on secret deportation hearings for immigrants detained in the terrorism investigation. Such hearings may only be closed on a case-by-case basis by the judge conducting the proceeding, Chief U.S. District Judge John W. Bissell said. Civil rights groups and two newspapers had requested the injunction...
Regulators discuss state impact of SBC investigation (05/30/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State regulators want more details about inaccurate information SBC Communications Inc. provided on an application for long distance service in Missouri and three other states that led the company to pay federal regulators $3.6 million...
FBI ties empty missile-launch tube to al-Qaida (05/30/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI told police departments an empty launcher for a shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missile found near a military base in Saudi Arabia was linked to al-Qaida, but cautioned there were no signs terrorists planned to fire on U.S. commercial jetliners...
People talk 5/30/02 (05/30/02)
Movie to chronicle career of Mayor Rudy LOS ANGELES -- Emmy-winner James Woods will play former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in a two-hour cable movie to air later this year on USA Network. "Rudy!" is expected to chronicle Giuliani's tenure as mayor of the nation's largest city, culminating with his work after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
FBI given broad pwer to monitor churches, libraries, Internet (05/30/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft on Thursday gave the FBI broad new authority to monitor Internet sites, libraries, churches and political organizations, calling restrictions on domestic spying "a competitive advantage for terrorists."...
U.S. offers up to $5 million reward for terrorist leaders (05/30/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States set up a hot line and offered a reward of up to $5 million on Wednesday for the capture of leaders of Abu Sayyaf, the group that has held an American couple hostage for a year. U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone said the reward is for any or all of five leaders of the group, including Abu Sabaya, who is accused of masterminding a raid in which the Abu Sayyaf kidnapped three Americans and 17 Filipinos. One American was later beheaded...
Liberian rebels free priest (05/30/02)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- A British priest who was abducted by Liberian rebels was released and given to the Vatican Embassy in neighboring Guinea on Wednesday, a church official said. The Rev. Garry Jenkins was abducted May 13 in the town of Tubmanburg in northwestern Liberia, where he was helping dozens of blind civilians who were fleeing fighting...
EU pledges to recognize market status of Russia (05/30/02)
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, taking a tougher approach than he had in meetings with President Bush and NATO leaders, won a major victory Wednesday as the European Union agreed to recognize Russia as a market economy. Relations between Russia and its biggest trading partner, however, remained tense with the Kremlin fearing EU expansion into Central Europe could further isolate Kaliningrad, Russia's Baltic enclave, separated from the rest of the country by Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus.. ...
In Europe, calls grow for unified plan on illegal immigration (05/30/02)
LONDON -- Is Europe preparing to haul up the drawbridge? Across the continent, right-wing parties have surged at the polls by exploiting fears of a rising tide of immigrants and refugees -- and mainstream politicians are echoing their concerns and their rhetoric...
Marion C. Early turns up its offense, squelches Oran's (05/30/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Riding a 10-game winning streak, Oran junior Nathan Seyer warned the Eagles' remaining opponents about this week's state tournament at Taylor Stadium. "They better hope they can score," he said after a quarterfinal win, "because we're gonna."...
Oran falls in Class 1A state semifinal game (05/30/02)
The Oran Eagles scored four times in the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon, avoiding a shutout in an 8-4 loss to Morrisville Marion C. Early in the state high school baseball semifinals at Columbia, Mo. Oran will play again Thursday for third place. For more on Wednesday's game and Thursday's full schedule, see Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
Notre Dame loses 5-2 in Class 2A baseball semifinal (05/30/02)
Notre Dame fell behind 3-0 in the third inning and never fully recovered Wednesday in a 5-2 loss that ended the Bulldogs' chance for a Class 2A state high school baseball championship. The Bulldogs will play Thursday in Columbia, Mo., for third place. For coverage of Wednesday's game and Thursday's schedule, see Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
Notre Dame just short in 2A matchup (05/30/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Notre Dame senior Jeff Brosey noticed a disturbing trend as he pitched to the John Burroughs lineup during Wednesday's Class 2A baseball semifinal. "They were huge," Brosey said. "Bigger than what I normally see. It seems like they got bigger and bigger every time another guy came up there" to bat...
Uzoaru takes a shot at NCAA title (05/30/02)
Marisa Uzoaru didn't mean to cut things so close -- not that she's about to complain. That's because the Central High School graduate, a junior high-jumper at Florida A&M University, has qualified for this week's NCAA Track & Field Championships in Baton Rouge, La...
Southest shortstop keeps going with his best friend in mind (05/30/02)
The way Zach Borowiak sees it, Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team honored the late Jody Gajewski the best way possible -- by earning an NCAA Tournament berth. "This is for him," said Borowiak, the Indians' standout junior shortstop. "I know he's looking over us and he's with us every step of the way."...
Astros keep Cards one game from repeat sweep (05/30/02)
HOUSTON -- Daryle Ward doubled twice and drove in three runs as the Houston Astros defeated St. Louis 10-5 Wednesday night, ending the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. Julio Lugo hit a three-run homer and Jose Vizcaino drove in two runs as the Astros prevented St. Louis from sweeping them twice in the last nine days...
Weekend motorsports at a glance (05/30/02)
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.
  • World of Outlaw Gumout Series sprint, modified, pure street classes, Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, Benton, Mo., 7:30 p.m. Saturday...
  • Nets' late run sets up 3-2 series advantage (05/30/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After letting a 20-point lead drop to one, the New Jersey Nets used a 20-1 run to make certain it wouldn't happen again. Taking control of the game with stunning quickness, the Nets pulled away from the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter to a 103-92 victory Wednesday night that gave them a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals...
    Outlaws tackle area stars in ATPR event (05/30/02)
    Auto Tire and Parts Racepark's richest event of the season is expected to attract a competitive mix of local and out-of-state racers to the rural Scott County dirt oval track Saturday. The touring World of Outlaws Gumout Series -- a Texas-based division of the Outlaws' original cross-country traveling series -- is likely to bring between 30 and 40 sprints from across the Midwest to ATPR for Saturday's show. ...
    Health calendar 5/30 (05/30/02)
    Today Carbohydrate counting class from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diabetes Center at St. Francis Medical Center. For information, call 331-5897. Grief Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the learning lab north at St. Francis Education Center. For information, call 651-4617...
    Health briefs 5/30 (05/30/02)
    We Can retreat for cancer patients Southeast Missouri Hospital is sponsoring a weekend retreat for cancer patients and their families Friday through Sunday at Sunnen Center at the YMCA of the Ozarks in Potosi, Mo. The retreat is $50 per family and includes lodging and meals. The fee is refundable...
    Catching colon cancer (05/30/02)
    EXETER, N.H. The radiologist peers into Pauline Morse's colon, pausing to inspect a fleshy fold before moving deeper into the shadowy twists and turns. But Morse, 73, isn't lying on a table during this intimate tour of her insides -- she's at home. The images were created with a virtual colonoscopy -- a new procedure that relies on a computer scan instead of a scope to reveal cancer or suspicious growths...
    Fit to Print team updates (05/30/02)
    Shape Up Cape The Fit to Print team earned 776 points for the past week, bringing our average to 77.6 per person, again beating our goal of just 10 points per day. Our competitors also fared well: St. Andrew's Fit for Eternity team earned 760 for a weekly average of 84.4 points while the Bookin' Team from the Cape Girardeau Public Library earned 406 points for a 58-point average...
    Fear and salvation at the river (05/30/02)
    May 30, 2002 Dear Pat, The distance from the Castor River up the hill to DC's family's cabin is at least 200 and maybe 300 heavily wooded yards. Her father has rigged a car horn, activated by flicking a light switch in the kitchen, to summon bathers or fishermen from the river for lunch or any other reason. But no one at the cabin had any trouble hearing DC's screams for help Sunday...
    Cape insurance firm, Sikeston bank announce joint venture (05/30/02)
    Southeast Missourian First National Bank and Capital Insurance have announced a strategic joint venture for the sale and marketing of insurance that they say will provide additional sales and operational support for the bank's customer base. Under the agreement, the Sikeston-based bank's insurance subsidiary, the First National Insurance Agency, will continue ongoing sales and marketing of insurance services to Sikeston bank customers...
    Sue Miller (05/30/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sue Miller, 72, of Sikeston died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at her home. She was born July 27, 1929, near East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Aubrey A. and Myrtle Presson Metheny. She and Robert G. Miller were married Dec. 28, 1948. Miller was a retired elementary teacher, having taught six years in New Madrid and Mississippi counties and 28 years in Sikeston Public Schools...
    Lois Penrose (05/30/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Lois Noel Penrose, 67, of Oran died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born July 12, 1934, in Sherman, Texas, daughter of Jessie Noel. She and Steven Witt Penrose were married April 23, 1993, at Vanduser, Mo...
    Medford Livingston (05/30/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Medford Livingston, 77, of Sikeston died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Holt, Fla., son of George Joseph and Mary Gordon Livingston. He and Doris I. Baker were married Jan. 17, 1952, in Charleston, S.C...
    Michael Robinson (05/30/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Michael Steve Robinson, 37, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died suddenly Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Hopkinsville. He was born July 8, 1964, at Charleston, son of Bobby Johnson and Margaret Robinson. Robinson was a 1982 graduate of Charleston High School...
    Mahetta Cook (05/30/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mahetta Mae Cook, 79, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Mayfield, Mo., daughter of Marshall Arnold and Hester Azilea Limbaugh Long. Mae was a homemaker, and a member of Advance Church of Christ, Scopus Church of Christ and VFW Post 5900 Auxiliary...
    Bill Graham (05/30/02)
    HIRAM, Mo. -- William W. "Bill" Graham, 73, of Hiram died suddenly Monday, May 27, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Granite City, Ill. He and Helen Kovach were married Nov. 6, 1953, in Reno, Nev. Graham worked in the timber industry, operating sawmills and pallet mills at Glen Allen, Mo. He retired and moved to Hiram in 1997. He was a lifetime member of the Elks, and of the Baptist belief...
    Cape fire report 5/30 (05/30/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 30 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 6:13 p.m., an apartment fire at 921 Hackberry, Apt. 105. At 6:32 p.m., a vehicle leaking gas at Aspen and Mimosa. At 8:52 p.m., a medical assist at 814 S. Ellis St...
    Cape police report 5/30 (05/30/02)
    Cape Girardeau, Thursday, May 30 DWIHerbert Taylor, 72, of 148 E. Cape Rock Drive, was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance and traffic violations. ArrestJoshua Demont Whirl, 19, of 539 S. Pacific St. was arrested Wednesday for assault...
    Out of the past 5/30/02 (05/30/02)
    10 years ago: May 30, 1992 Area supporters of Ross Perot's efforts to get on presidential ballot in Missouri have vowed to start all over collecting signatures, after conflict at state level of Perot organization led to decision not to file petitions that had already been collected; Gil Degenhardt is new 8th District coordinator of Perot campaign...
    Positive economic signs for Cape Girardeau (05/30/02)
    Employment news in Cape Girardeau appears to be taking a turn for the better. Like the rest of the country, Cape Girardeau County saw increases in unemployment over the past year as the national recession came and went. Now the numbers are improving, and one particularly bright spot was last week's announcement that the Dana Corp. plant here will add 50 jobs by the end of the year...
    Scam artist learns lying doesn't always pay (05/30/02)
    For a couple of years, a man claiming to be in need of a few dollars to pay for an auto part so he could drive home to Illinois has successfully tested the generosity of Cape Girardeau residents. Many of these generous folks, who would part with $20 or so rather than see a man stranded in our fair city, soon discovered that they had been victims of a scam. They usually found out when they saw the man drive away, often at a high rate of speed...
    Stranded tourists find good help, new Cape friend (05/30/02)
    To the editor: Recently we were traveling through your state and experienced a transmission breakdown with our motor home. We were towed to Precision Transmission in Cape Girardeau. We were concerned about getting back to Wisconsin within our vacation time frame as well as being placed in the hands of a total stranger for repair work...
    Speak Out A 05/30/02 (05/30/02)
    We need sales tax I AM against the Cape Girardeau City Council raising property taxes. I think the only sensible option is to raise the sales-tax rate. I have seen worse than a 7 percent sales tax. Besides, we want our employees to be happy, don't we? We also want more city services. ...
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