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Parma man dies in crash (06/01/02)
PARMA, Mo., -- A Parma man was killed Friday in a crash involving a 13-year-old driver, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Police reports indicate that 72-year-old Willie Davis died after the sports utility vehicle he was riding in overturned into a creek...
Judges overrule Internet restrictions on libraries (06/01/02)
CAPE LIBRARY 'PLEASED' ~ Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau Public Library is "kind of pleased" with action taken Friday by three federal judges who ruled that public libraries cannot be forced to use Internet filters designed to block pornography...
briefs.7a (06/01/02)
CIA honors 79 officers killed in the line of duty McLEAN, Va. -- The CIA honored its dead Friday, recalling in a ceremony the sacrifices of 79 intelligence officers killed in the line of duty during the agency's history. In an address, CIA Director George J. Tenet noted the death of Johnny "Mike" Spann, the paramilitary officer who was killed during a Taliban prison uprising in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, in November...
budget graph 1 (06/01/02)
INCREASING COSTS Possible fee increases and new fees at SEMO totaling nearly $1.3 million
  • A $6 a credit hour increase in tuition,
  • A $2 per credit hour increase in off-campus fees
  • A $5 a credit hour increase in dual credit fee...
  • Regional economic planning offices for state close (06/01/02)
    'PAINFUL CUTS' By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Seven regional economic development offices across the state, including Southeast Missouri's office in Dexter, will close on Monday. They represent more casualties of the state's biggest budget crisis in more than two decades...
    Songs at sunset Area musicians showcase talents in Friday serie (06/01/02)
    Peel-and-eat shrimp were for sale, the Old Town Cape Precision Drill Team gave its first public performance, and local songwriters sang about rodeo cowboys and the pain of losing love and the pleasure of finding love in wives and children. Toddlers played and most of the audience of 100 sat on lawn chairs or blankets at sunset Friday during the Songwriter's Showcase concert at Common Pleas Courthouse Park. ...
    Thanks to a helping hound (06/01/02)
    By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian One of Cape's finest officially retired Friday with a thank-you speech, a cake and a plaque after 56 years of devoted service. Of course, he was counting in dog years. Jupp, Cape Girardeau's police dog, has been off active duty since February. Friday, the department held a retirement party for him...
    Cape County gets back $11,889 in insurance dividend check (06/01/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County has received an $11,889 dividend return from the Missouri Association of Counties. MAC, based in Jefferson City, Mo., operates a self-insured workers' compensation fund to which 87 member counties and seven related health departments belong...
    SEMO details possible budget cuts (06/01/02)
    LOOKING TO SAVE $3.5 MILLION By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University officials are proposing more increases in student fees, reductions in building maintenance, permanent elimination of vacant positions and termination of at least one employee this summer in an effort to make it through a financial crisis caused by cuts in state funding...
    Sightings of black bear reported in Franklin County (06/01/02)
    ST. CLAIR, Mo. -- Reports of black bear sightings in Franklin County, Mo., may be the same bear, an official with the Missouri Department of Conservation said. Meanwhile, a veterinarian believes an injured dog had been attacked by a bear, which is rarely seen in eastern Missouri...
    Two-state tax package would raise $150 million (06/01/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs would get a total of $150 million for stadium improvements under a two-state tax initiative that backers hope to place on the November ballot. In return for the money, part of a $736 million package, the teams would sign 25-year leases...
    Region/state digest 06/01/02 (06/01/02)
    One bank robbery suspect in custody MALDEN, Mo. -- Authorities say they may have one of the men who robbed the First State Community Bank of Malden last week in custody. The man, whose name is not being released pending filing of formal charges, was arrested in Sikeston on outstanding Dunklin County warrants and is being held in the Dunklin County Jail in Kennett, Mo...
    NEA sues over school district's extra pay (06/01/02)
    CREIGHTON, Mo. -- A small school district's solution to teacher shortages earned an "A" for creativity from two state associations, but the local chapter of the National Education Association gives it an "F" for legality. The teacher's union is also unhappy with how the district put its plan -- to pay up to $2,000 extra to teachers in fields in which the shortage is most acute -- into action...
    Joining forces Southwest Missouri men create comic book company (06/01/02)
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- Jeremy Haun is the type of artist who surrounds himself with childhood inspiration. Sitting behind a design desk in his attic with windows overlooking the yard, Haun's work area is filled with the things he has always been drawn to movie posters to remind him of his favorite films, cartoon lunch boxes, superhero action figures lined along the bookshelves, and the near-complete collection of Bart Simpson characters...
    Farmland Industries, largest farmer co-op, files for bankruptcy (06/01/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Farmland Industries, the nation's largest farmer-owned cooperative, announced Friday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Farmland will maintain its current operations through the reorganization, according to a release issued late Friday afternoon, but will make reductions in its workforce...
    Legislature sends budget to Illinois governor (06/01/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers approved at least $53 billion in spending Friday night but were still divided over how to come up with the money needed to make the budget a reality. The Senate voted 55-2 to send the spending plan to the governor's desk. It had passed the House 92-22 earlier in the day...
    Coal company asks court to void contract with Enron (06/01/02)
    HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The American Coal Co. has asked a Saline County Court to throw out a seven-year sales contract with Enron Corp., saying its longtime customer breached the terms of the agreement when its credit rating slipped amid bankruptcy and scandal last year...
    Agency halts plans to split 618 area code in Illinois (06/01/02)
    CHICAGO -- The Illinois Commerce Commission has shelved plans to split the 618 area code after federal regulators ordered changes to how telephone numbers in the area are distributed. Regulators have ordered "pooling" of telephone numbers in Southern Illinois beginning July 29. ...
    University system OKs tuition boost, early retirements (06/01/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite fears that students would no longer be able to afford an education and experienced faculty would leave, university administrators on Friday unanimously approved fee increases and an early retirement proposal. Responding to Gov. Bob Holden's request to trim $41 million from its operating budget, the University of Missouri System Board of Curators passed both measures at a somber meeting in the state capital...
    Memories and pain linger for KC families (06/01/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The cleanup and recovery efforts at ground zero may be complete, but feelings of hurt and loss will linger for Missouri and Kansas families whose loved ones died in the World Trade Center attacks. "The one thing I'm thankful for is I do have, I did have, a body. I at least had that closure," said Tammy Drake of Lee's Summit. Her husband, Randy, was struck by falling debris...
    Stadium ballot issue moves forward with petition filing (06/01/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- An effort that's been called anti-St. Louis by the mayor has taken another step, as a coalition against publicly funding a new Cardinals stadium filed 18,000 signatures with the city election board. If at least 9,700 of those signatures filed Thursday are valid, the petition would require a citywide election. If voters approve it, any proposal to spend city money on a new stadium would require voter approval. The Board of Elections has 10 days to verify the signatures...
    Dexter police officers' cases moved to Dunklin County (06/01/02)
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The cases involving two Dexter police officers charged with hindering prosecution will now be heard in Dunklin County. In a court appearance Thursday morning, Associate Circuit Judge David Mann of Scott County -- the third judge assigned to hear the cases -- took up motions for change of venue filed on behalf of police chief Ken Rinehart and Sgt. Sammy Stone...
    Protein gives clue to Parkinson's (06/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A protein that exists normally in most of the cells in the brain has been identified as a possible factor in the development of Parkinson's disease -- a finding that could point the way to treatments but raise questions about current therapy...
    State Department urges Americans to leave India (06/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Friday urged the 60,000 Americans in India, including hundreds of U.S. diplomats and their families, to leave the country because of a risk of conflict between India and Pakistan. "The fact that both of these countries possess nuclear weapons is part of our thinking," said State Department spokesman Richard Boucher...
    Residents home after train derails (06/01/02)
    POTTERVILLE, Mich. -- This town's 2,200 residents were allowed to return home Friday for the first time since Memorial Day, when a train carrying propane derailed on nearby tracks, authorities said. However, Eaton County Sheriff Rick Jones said that anyone other than residents would be prohibited from entering Potterville for 36 hours to prevent looting...
    High-priced ad war for seats in Senate goes coast to coast (06/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Attacking early in a key Senate race, Democrats used a midwinter television ad to accuse Elizabeth Dole of attending "a secret fund raiser" with former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay days after deadly terrorist attacks. Within hours, Republicans rushed their own commercial to the same North Carolina stations. It blamed Democrats for "another smear campaign, this time attacking Elizabeth Dole, former head of the Red Cross, questioning her patriotism."...
    Storms delay launch of space shuttle Endeavour until Monday (06/01/02)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the second day in a row, thunderstorms forced NASA on Friday to call off space shuttle Endeavour's launch on a mission to the international space station. Mission managers postponed the launch until Monday because of storms forecast throughout the weekend...
    Traffic intrudes on tiny Oklahoma towns after interstate bridge (06/01/02)
    GORE, Okla. -- Gore, population 700, used to be pretty far off the beaten path. But now thousands of tractor-trailers, motor homes and pickup trucks with out-of-state plates are invading the Trout Capital of Oklahoma. And the travelers aren't coming to fish...
    Adviser says Enron memo destruction troubled him (06/01/02)
    HOUSTON -- An in-house Arthur Andersen LLP adviser was "bothered" by a lawyer's instruction that he destroy old drafts of memos on disputes over whether Andersen should approve problematic Enron Corp. accounting. John Stewart, a partner for an Andersen group that advises auditors on sticky accounting issues, testified in the firm's obstruction of justice trial that he wanted to keep all the memos dealing with problem accounting practices on Enron financial statements...
    Climber retells surviving accident at Mount Hood (06/01/02)
    TIMBERLINE LODGE, Ore. -- The deadly accident high on Mount Hood began with two climbers who swept seven others with them into an icy crevasse in a terrifying chain-reaction near the 11,240-foot summit. Cleve Joiner watched in disbelief as his 14-year-old son disappeared into the void in a flash of steel ice axes, tangled nylon climbing ropes and a spray of wet snow...
    Skeletal remains discovered in condominium of shooter (06/01/02)
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The skeletal remains of two people were found in a man's apartment after he went on a deadly shooting rampage at a crowded convenience store. Antonio Pineiro, 48, was shot to death by police Thursday after opening fire with two handguns at the Top Valu Market and killing a woman and an 8-year-old girl...
    World digest 06/01/02 (06/01/02)
    Bulgaria, U.S. sign deal to destroy missiles SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgaria and the United States signed an agreement Friday to destroy the Balkan country's Cold War-era missiles. Bulgaria, which hopes to join NATO, agreed to scrap more than 100 Soviet-made SS-23, Scud and FROG missiles, U.S. Ambassador James Pardew said after signing the accord with Defense Minister Nikolai Svinarov...
    FBI whistle-blower is described as by-the-book lawyer (06/01/02)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Coleen Rowley wrote her first letter to FBI headquarters in the fifth grade, sending away for a "100 Facts About the FBI" pamphlet that would convince her she had found the job of her dreams. One of her more recent letters has caused considerably more of a stir...
    Chemical reports pose risk, says Bond (06/01/02)
    SECURITY ISSUES By Libby Quaid ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- For Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the world's largest brewer, liquid ammonia is key part of the cooling system that keeps beer at the right temperature during brewing...
    U.S. economy has best growth rate for productivity in 19 years (06/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A crucial ingredient in the economy's long-term vitality, productivity, turned in its best performance in almost two decades during the first quarter of the year as hard-pressed companies produced more with fewer workers. Productivity -- the amount of output per hour of work -- soared at an annual rate of 8.4 percent in the January-March quarter, after a strong 5.5 percent growth rate in the previous quarter, the Labor Department reported Friday...
    Vietnam accuses former senator of crimes in village raid (06/01/02)
    HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam accused former Sen. Bob Kerrey of crimes during the dVietnam War, saying Friday that families of villagers killed by his Navy team experienced "incomparable suffering and losses." It was the first time Vietnam has publicly accused Kerrey of criminal activity. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh made the accusation in reaction to a revised account of the raid in Kerrey's new memoir. Thanh did not specify what crimes Vietnam believed Kerrey had committed...
    Pakistan pullout might make Afghan campaign tougher (06/01/02)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A new American general took control of the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan on Friday, acknowledging in an interview with The Associated Press that the hunt for elusive al-Qaida and Taliban fighters has gotten tougher. Lt. Gen. ...
    India says border stable as diplomatic pressure grows (06/01/02)
    NEW DELHI, India -- India's defense minister insisted Friday the border with Pakistan was stable, even as Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz warned that a war between the South Asian rivals would be "somewhere between terrible and catastrophic."...
    Ten injured in Belfast clashes (06/01/02)
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Catholic and Protestant gangs clashed in east Belfast on Friday, injuring at least 10 police officers who moved into the area in a bid to separate the factions, police said. Security forces flooded into the Short Strand area of the capital when the gangs, each around 50-strong, started throwing stones, bricks and ball bearings at each other...
    EU ratifies Kyoto treaty to slow global warming (06/01/02)
    UNITED NATIONS -- In a big boost to the global fight against climate change, the 15 nations in the European Union formally ratified the Kyoto Protocol on Friday and urged the United States to end its opposition to the treaty. The European Union has been in the forefront of the campaign to cut pollution that is warming the planet and the simultaneous ratifications by its members represented a major step toward the treaty's entry into force...
    Ex-ruling party wins Algerian election marred by violence (06/01/02)
    ALGIERS, Algeria -- The party that governed Algeria for nearly 30 years before the introduction of a multiparty system swept legislative elections that were marred by violence, a boycott and the lowest turnout ever. The National Liberation Front, led by Prime Minister Ali Benflis, more than tripled its number of seats in the 389-seat parliament, moving from 64 to 199 seats, officials announced Friday...
    Danish parliament tightens immigration and asylum rules (06/01/02)
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Parliament voted Friday to adopt a law to tightened Denmark's immigration and asylum rules, making it harder for foreigners to seek asylum, get residence permits and welfare benefits. The legislation, which has been criticized abroad for being too harsh, was presented earlier this year by the Liberal-Conservative minority government. ...
    Israeli troops round up hundreds of men in search for militants (06/01/02)
    NABLUS, West Bank -- Israeli troops rolled into a refugee camp on the edge of Nablus on Friday, rounding up hundreds of Palestinian men, imposing a curfew and blowing up the home of a suicide bomber. Just a few miles from Nablus, a Palestinian gunman was shot dead after infiltrating a Jewish settlement...
    Sikeston tumbles in Class 3A semis (06/01/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the last three games, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team has faced arguably three of the toughest pitchers in the state. They may have faced the best pitcher yet in Friday's Class 3A semifinal game against St. Mary's of St. Louis at Taylor Stadium...
    ncaa regional schedule (06/01/02)
    REGIONAL TOURNAMENT at Tuscaloosa, Ala. FridayGame 1 -- Florida Atlantic 16, Auburn 11 Game 2 -- SE Missouri 7, Alabama 4 SaturdayGame 3 -- Alabama (48-14) vs. Auburn (34-25), 11 a.m. Game 4 -- SE Missouri (37-18) vs. Florida Atlantic (44-18), 3 p.m...
    Indian pitching limits potent Alabama lineup (06/01/02)
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Brandon Smith has been Southeast Missouri State University's No. 2 starting pitcher all season -- albeit a strong one -- but Friday night he assumed the role of No. 1 as he was given the ball during the Indians' first-round NCAA Tournament game...
    Rip Tide- SE wins (06/01/02)
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University came into the NCAA Tournament intent on proving that it indeed deserved to be mentioned with the nation's premier college baseball teams. Friday night, the Indians definitely looked the part. The Indians, seeded fourth in the four-team Tuscaloosa Regional, stunned top-seeded Alabama 7-4 in a first-round game. The sixth-ranked Crimson Tide are a No. 3 national seed...
    Senegal beats defending champion France 1-0 (06/01/02)
    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Africans again opened a World Cup with a monumental upset. Rekindling memories of one of the continent's greatest soccer triumphs 12 years earlier, Senegal frustrated defending champion France with a tight defense and flawless goalkeeping. The World Cup newcomers made a 30th-minute goal from Papa Bouba Diop stand for a 1-0 victory that sparked dancing in the streets back home in Dakar...
    Roush back on track after accident (06/01/02)
    DOVER, Del. -- Jack Roush is back at the track, back in the pilot's seat and feeling like "the luckiest person in the world." The NASCAR team owner was at Dover International Speedway on Friday, his first public appearance since an airplane crash nearly killed him on April 19...
    Ronaldo Brazil's young star wants to show he's not washed up at (06/01/02)
    ULSAN, South Korea -- Ronaldo would love to talk about soccer, just soccer. But the questions nearly always are about something else. "Everything that's written or said about me is about the injury," the star striker said. Ronaldo is fed up with the queries about his rebuilt knee, how he feels, how he's holding up, and whether he can regain his old form in time to lead Brazil in the World Cup...
    Blue Jays defeat Tigers to end six-game slide (06/01/02)
    DETROIT -- Carlos Delgado tripled and homered, driving in three runs to help the Toronto Blue Jays end a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Comerica Park scoreboard kept fans well-informed about the Detroit Red Wings' big lead over the Colorado Avalanche at nearby Joe Louis Arena, causing several oddly timed cheers to erupt from the crowd of 28,578...
    Norman aims for 1st win in 5 years (06/01/02)
    POTOMAC, Md. -- Earlier this week, Greg Norman said that over-40 players were becoming a "forgotten entity" on the PGA Tour. No one will forget Norman if he keeps playing like this. On a day of withering heat and fluctuating scores, the 47-year-old Australian star was one of the few steady hands. He shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead at the midpoint of the Kemper Insurance Open...
    Maddux endures delay, helps Braves to 7-0 win (06/01/02)
    CINCINNATI -- Greg Maddux got his breaking ball working and stayed sharp through a 64-minute delay Friday night, setting the tone with five shutout innings as the Atlanta Braves pulled away for a 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Julio Franco had three hits, and Gary Sheffield returned to the Braves' lineup with an RBI double as the NL East leaders finished a reinvigorating month. Atlanta grabbed first place by winning 11 of its last 15 games...
    Nets shake the past, reach NBA Finals (06/01/02)
    BOSTON -- This is no joke: The former laughingstocks of the Eastern Conference are going to the NBA Finals. Jason Kidd became the first player in 35 years to record three triple-doubles in an NBA playoff series, and the New Jersey Nets finished off the Boston Celtics and their disappearing duo of superstars with a 96-88 victory in Game 6 on Friday night...
    lakers 6/1 (06/01/02)
    Lakers victory forces Game 7 LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal simply wouldn't allow the Los Angeles Lakers' dream of a dynasty to die at home. Carrying his teammates on his broad shoulders one more time, O'Neal had 41 points and 17 rebounds as the two-time defending champions forced a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals, beating the Sacramento Kings 106-102 Friday night...
    Cardinals lose way in Pirate Fogg 3-1 (06/01/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Extra batting practice paid off in a big way for Craig Wilson. Wilson went 4-for-4 -- his first career four-hit game -- with two RBIs, and rookie Josh Fogg pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Friday night...
    Red Wings romp past Avs in Game 7 (06/01/02)
    DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings chased Patrick Roy and sent the Colorado Avalanche packing. Detroit scored on its first two shots and knocked out the Colorado goalie early in the second period as the Red Wings eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche with a 7-0 victory Friday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals...
    Saturday's sports briefs (06/01/02)
    AREA Uzoaru places 10th at NCAA championships Marisa Uzoaru, a 1999 Cape Central graduate, tied for 10th in the high-jump competition at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge, La. Uzoaru, a junior at Florida A & M University, narrowly missed medaling. Her jump of 5 feet, 8.75 inches equaled the height of the eighth-place finisher, the last medal position, but she had more misses...
    bottom of 1A 6/1 (06/01/02)
    What to do A 5K to start the day? A pair of 5-kilometer runs will be held in the area this morning. The Tywappity Trail 5K run will begin at Chaffee at 9 a.m. A run to benefit the Missouri Special Olympics starts at 8 a.m. at the Osage Community Centre at Cape Girardeau...
    stanley graphic 6/1 (06/01/02)
    STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7) Detroit vs. Carolina Tuesday, June 4Carolina at Detroit, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6Carolina at Detroi, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8Detroit at Carolina, 7 p.m. Monday, June 10Detroit at Carolina, 7 p.m...
    Vada Stout (06/01/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Vada Lee Stout of Sikeston will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lee Fansler will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Stout, 93, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
    Catherine Islas (06/01/02)
    Catherine E. Islas, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 27, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 7, 1926, at DeSoto, Mo., and raised by John Wally and Bertha Lorenzen. She and Aristeo R. Islas were married in 1966 in Chicago. Islas was equipment control manager 16 years at Central DuPage Hospital in Wheaton, Ill., retiring in 1990. She also was business manager at United Parcel Service in St. Charles, Ill. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
    Bertha Buehler (06/01/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bertha Addie Buehler, 78, of Perryville died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 30, 1924, at Wittenberg, Mo., daughter of William and Hilda Bohnert Davis. She first married Hosea Cairns Sr. May 22, 1942. He died May 19, 1959. She and Joseph Buehler were married Sept. 16, 1961. He died Jan. 21, 1985...
    Catheline Heisler (06/01/02)
    JACKSON, Mo.-- A graveside service for Catheline Heisler will be held at 1 p.m. today at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. The Rev. Raymond McAfee will officiate. Heisler, 79, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Monticello House. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Jackson, daughter of Paul and Rose Steimel Browning...
    John Lowe Jr. (06/01/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- John Dewey Lowe Jr., 59, of Cairo died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Cairo, son of John D. and Mae Ellen Jones Lowe. Lowe had been a buyer for Cairo Public Utility Co. He was a member of Cairo Baptist Church, Cairo Masonic Lodge 237 AF&AM, Ainad Shrine Temple, member and trustee of Cairo Elks Lodge 651. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason...
    Minnie Maloney (06/01/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Minnie I. Maloney, 75, of East Prairie passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 25, 1926, in East Prairie, daughter of Roland and Sarah Etta White Grissom. She married Art Maloney, who died July 5, 1970...
    birthssat.sr 6/1 (06/01/02)
    Boyer Daughter to Vance and Angela Boyer of Perryville, Mo., Perry County Memorial Hospital, 8:36 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002. Name, Rebecca Jo-Lynn. Weight, 7 pounds 15 1/2 ounces. Third child. Mrs. Boyer is the former Angela Dippold, daughter of Debbie Dippold of Perryville. She is a technician at TG Missouri. Boyer is the son of Richard and Jody Hahn of Advance, Mo. He is a lead technician at TG Missouri...
    Fire report 06/01/02 (06/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, June 1 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 3:51 p.m., an emergency medical service at 411 Jefferson. At 4:33 p.m., a trash fire on South Sprigg Street. At 5:07 p.m., an emergency medical service at 555 N. Spring...
    Police report 06/01/02 (06/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, June 1 ArrestsBillie June Ivy, 43, of 256 S. Benton was arrested Thursday for unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest and trespassing. Jessica Jewel Mcintosh, 20, of 416 Fourth St. was arrested Thursday for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 6/1/02 (06/01/02)
    10 years ago: June 1, 1992 Split city council gives initial approval of plan to raise city sewer and solid waste fees despite objections of residents who attend meeting; Councilman Melvin Gateley asks that board postpone hike in residential trash fees until after "citizens' task force" is formed and can make recommendation on trash fees and billing methods; motion fails 4-3 as Mayor Gene Rhodes and Councilman Doug Richards vote with Gateley, and Mary Wulfers, David Limbaugh, Al Spradling III and Melvin Kasten vote to hike trash fees.. ...
    Moving to new schools is historic event (06/01/02)
    Those who drove past several Cape Girardeau schools on May 23 and 24 were treated to a rare sight. Hundreds of schoolchildren took part in a milestone event for the school district, one that likely won't be repeated for decades. Thanks to the construction of a new Central High School, there is a reconfiguration of grades under way aimed at grouping more appropriate grades together in buildings and creating room for growth. ...
    Juvenile center now in hands of consultant (06/01/02)
    The Cape Girardeau County Commission has removed the weight of a controversial decision from its shoulders and placed it on the shoulders of a Chicago consulting firm. This decision marks the latest round in the decision-making process over whether the 32nd Judicial Circuit needs a new juvenile center to house children and teens having trouble with the law...
    TIF earmarks extra revenue for development (06/01/02)
    To the editor: Tax increment financing is available to municipalities for economic development and redevelopment in blighted areas. Let's say the taxes on a piece of property are $100 a year. After improvements are made, the taxes go up to $150 a year. ...
    Nursing homes should pay more to care givers (06/01/02)
    To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter about Medicaid and Medicare funding for nursing homes. The letter asked, "How would more funding for nursing homes bring about better care?" I have worked in nursing homes for eight years. The only way to improve the care is to give the care givers more money. ...
    Speak Out A 06/01/02 (06/01/02)
    Holiday listings KUDOS TO the Southeast Missourian for printing the TV schedules for Memorial Day in the Sunday edition. This was a special consideration for readers who depend on the daily listings. We missed getting the paper on the holiday, but the day-before TV listings were a pleasant and appreciated surprise...
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