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Stories from Tuesday, June 4, 2002

SEMO honors Young Alumni Merit Award winners (06/04/02)
Southeast Missouri State University has awarded six Young Alumni Merit Awards for 2002. Those honored were Paul Lints of Sappington, Mo., Shelly Dohogne of Scott City, Mo., Douglas McDaniel of Jackson, Mo., John Bry of Urbana, Ill., Brian Joos of Sherwood, Ark., and Anthony Jansen of Leopold, Mo...
Cape Girardeau City Council action taken (06/04/02)
7 p.m., Monday, June 3 City Hall, 401 Independence Study Session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings No one attended the public hearing regarding the proposed annual operating budget for fiscal year beginning July 1. Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) Approved an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of property for the improvement of Silver Springs Road between Mount Auburn Road and Kingshighway...
It pays to learn (06/04/02)
Mindy Ochs, 17, of Perryville, Mo., shopped for flip-flops at Gadzooks in the Westfield Shoppingtown West Park Monday. By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian Teen-agers might not know how to save their money, but they sure know how to spend it, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve released in May...
Search continues for two escapees (06/04/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- If bad luck really does come in threes, then Bollinger County has had its fair share, said Sheriff Terry Wiseman. "So far, this year's been hell," Wiseman said. Two fugitives, Casey Legate, 20, of Bollinger County and Paul Lutes, 23, of Wayne County, who overpowered a dispatcher early Sunday to make their escape, remained at large late Monday...
Cape City Council leaves employee raises in budget (06/04/02)
The Cape Girardeau City Council gave the proposed $41 million budget first-round approval Monday night, rejecting one councilman's proposal to withhold city employee cost-of-living raises. But the council didn't ignore a $250,000 budget shortfall and three years of flat sales tax revenue, asking city staff members to give the council quarterly revenue updates that would allow it to make cuts later if necessary...
Democrats pick Chaffee man to run for House seat (06/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Chaffee businessman Donald Kiefer has been selected as the Democratic candidate for the House seat of state Rep. Peter Myers, a Sikeston Republican. The Scott County Democratic Committee on Saturday chose Kiefer to replace Gary Riley of Sikeston on the party ticket for the 160th District spot...
People and things 6/4/02 (06/04/02)
Submitted photo The Cooperative Work Experience Program has a new program that focuses on identifying the student's vocational interests, work skills and abilities with the purpose of identifying vocational goals and appropriate post-school outcomes. ...
Safety program sponsors gun lock giveaway (06/04/02)
Safety advocates are hoping free gun locks will increase public awareness about safe firearm storage, said Dee Dee Dockins, national spokeswoman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Dockins, a Jackson, Mo., native was giving away gun locks at a booth outside the Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart Monday as part of Project HomeSafe, an educational program promoting gun safety...
Jackson mayor set to revive push for community center (06/04/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The drive to build a community center, put on hold about a year ago, is about to resume. A committee has been studying the proposition for a number of years, but the city backed off on proceeding because the Jackson School District was pushing a bond issue of its own...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action (06/04/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public Hearings Held hearing to consider the request for voluntary annexation of 13.14 acres of land owned by the Jackson Industrial Development Corporation along South Farmington Road. Action Items Power and Light Committee Canceled the regular council meeting date of Monday, June 17, and rescheduled the regular meeting for Monday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m...
Teens plan action-packed summer vacation (06/04/02)
Summer vacation used to be just that -- a vacation. It was three months when children and teen-agers had nothing more to do than hang around the neighborhood, riding bikes and swimming. But today, many teens have fun-filled summers with weeks spent at camps, playing sports or working at part-time jobs...
Report to be released on death at Lone Star (06/04/02)
A federal agency's preliminary report into the death of a 41-year-old maintenance mechanic at Lone Star Industries is scheduled to be released today. The Oran, Mo., man died Monday when a motor he had been working on exploded. For updates on this story, read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Exploding motor kills man at Lone Star plant (06/04/02)
A federal agency is conducting a "full and thorough investigation" of the death of Robert St. Cin, a 41-year-old maintenance mechanic at Lone Star Industries who was killed Monday morning by an exploding industrial motor. St. Cin, of Oran, Mo., was pronounced dead at about 10:30 a.m. at the Cape Girardeau cement plant at 2524 S. Sprigg St., said Cape Girardeau County Coroner Mike Hurst...
UW lists programs to get funds (06/04/02)
The Area Wide United Way Board of Directors has approved the list of programs to be funded from contributions raised through the upcoming annual campaign drive. Plans for the 2002 campaign are already under way, with Larry Dunger heading the charge as campaign chairman. Dunger of Scott City is retired from R.B. Potashnick...
Southeast continues to pay Nitzschke consulting fee (06/04/02)
Financially strapped Southeast Missouri State University continues to pay former school president Dr. Dale Nitzschke for fund-raising work even as school officials look at furloughing or laying off employees. Don Dickerson, president of the Board of Regents, said Monday that the board voted unanimously to retain Nitzschke as a consultant for another year. ...
Roads panel to meet in Cape (06/04/02)
All roads don't go through Cape Girardeau, but getting the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission to meet here certainly helps bring attention to local transportation needs, says John Mehner, local Chamber of Commerce president. The state commission will meet Friday in the Show Me Center meeting rooms...
Missouri veterans boss seeks old job at Cape home (06/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After more than a 18 months as executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, Samuel E. McVay hopes to return to his old job as administrator of the Cape Girardeau Veterans Home this summer. McVay said he enjoys running the day-to-day operations of the commission, which oversees Missouri's veterans home and cemetery systems and other programs, but recent health problems and a desire to return to his native Southeast Missouri have prompted him to request a demotion.. ...
Former nurse charged with 10 deaths (06/04/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A former nurse at a veterans hospital was charged Monday with 10 counts of first-degree murder for allegedly giving patients a paralyzing drug that caused them to stop breathing. The charges against Richard A. Williams, 36, all stem from a four-month period in 1992, when Williams was suspected in more than 40 deaths of patients under his care at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital...
High court declines to hear GOP appeal (06/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Republican Party challenge to a state law limiting political party contributions to candidates. After nearly four years of battling the contribution limits, the state GOP conceded Monday that the case was over...
Rebound, inflation appear likely for Midwest (06/04/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- While the economic rebound appears to be in place for the Midwest, inflation is close on its heels, according to a survey of company officials in a nine-state region released Monday. The economy in the region improved for a fourth straight month, with the survey's overall growth index for May hitting its highest level since April 2000...
Ex-federal worker admits embezzling $26,000 from GSA (06/04/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former federal employee pleaded guilty on Monday to embezzling more than $26,000 from the Office of the General Services Administration in Kansas City. Milton Jerome Younger, 43, of Kansas City, waived his right to a grand jury indictment and pleaded guilty to a three-count federal information accusing him of embezzling a total of $26,635.74 from mid-2001 to Jan. 25...
Region briefs 6/4 (06/04/02)
Mississippi Queen plans stop in Cape Girardeau The Mississippi Queen will make its first stop in downtown Cape Girardeau from noon to 5 Wednesday. This is an added docking, said a representative of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor's Bureau...
Campbell man faces murder charge after fatal accident (06/04/02)
Daily American Republic CAMPBELL, Mo. -- A Campbell man remains in jail after being charged in connection with an accident that left his passenger dead. Steve Sokoloff, Dunklin County prosecuting attorney, has charged Connie D. Edwards, 34, with second-degree murder and with not having an operator's license...
Agee members return to church building (06/04/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Agee Church on W Highway was alive with the voices and laughter of the local congregation once again Sunday as church members made a joyous return to their sanctuary. Church members were locked out of their building May 22 by District Superintendent Brent Mustoe under the order of Bishop Ann B. Sherer with the Missouri Area of the United Methodist Church because they expressed a desire to break away from the Methodist denomination...
Approved programs for United Way funds (06/04/02)
  • American Red Cross A.P.P.L.E. Association for Retarded Citizens Big Brothers and Big Sisters Boy Scouts Boys Club, Girls Club Cancer Care Funds for Southeast Missouri Hospital Cancer Care Funds for St. Francis Medical Center Cape Family Resource Center...
  • Farmington inmates dies (06/04/02)
    FARMINGTON, Mo. -- A convicted child molester serving a 10-year prison sentence at the Farmington Correctional Center died on Monday, prison officials said. Edward Wessels, 45, was pronounced dead at 2:18 p.m. at Parkland Regional Medical Center. He had started serving his term in 1996 for sodomy of a child under 14...
    Death row inmate gets new chance from court (06/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court delivered a victory Monday to a death row inmate who said his lawyer snoozed through much of his trial, a possible prelude to broader examination of the quality of legal help available to poor defendants facing the death penalty...
    Climate change will likely have environmental impact (06/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration outlined significant environmental impacts from climate change, possibly within decades, in a new report to the United Nations. But the administration stands firm on limiting its plans to deal with heat-trapping "greenhouse" pollution to voluntary measures and avoiding the Kyoto climate treaty...
    Tech stocks manage small gains, while blue chips pull back (06/04/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Bargain hunting lifted tech stocks moderately higher Tuesday, but the overall market fell on news that yet another company, Knight Trading, was being investigated by the government. Analysts attributed the gains to a rebound from Monday's big selloff, rather than any dissipation of the chronic malaise that has clouded trading for weeks now...
    82nd Airborne troops to deploy in Afghanistan (06/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Some 2,500 to 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division will head to Afghanistan this summer, their commander said Tuesday. Col. James Huggins would not give an exact timetable other than to say the deployment would begin later this month and continue through mid-summer. The troops will be based at Kandahar, he said...
    Teens sentenced in crime spree that killed federal prosecutor (06/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Four Columbia teen-agers were sentenced Tuesday to more than 35 years each after pleading guilty to various charges in a crime spree here last August that left one federal prosecutor dead and another one wounded...
    Veterans, historians mark 60th anniversary of Midway (06/04/02)
    HONOLULU -- Sixty years after the Battle of Midway, ceremonies across the nation and on the tiny atoll itself will commemorate the day U.S. forces sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers and turned the tide of World War II. Though today it is home only to birds, turtles, seals and other wildlife, Midway's role in World War II was critical...
    Biotech lobbyists' clout grows in Washington (06/04/02)
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization is still unpacking from its move into a bigger office a few blocks from the White House, underscoring the outfit's rapid climb to lobbying juggernaut status. Nine years ago when BIO was created, it had a $1.8 million annual budget, 17 employees and represented 500 companies...
    Engineers battle sprawl to save water (06/04/02)
    VILLANOVA, Pa. -- A roof that sprouts plants and a parking lot that drains rainwater like a sieve may not be signs that some maintenance work is needed. Instead, you might be looking at the latest in groundwater conservation. Vegetation to hold water on rooftops and pavement that lets it percolate into the ground instead of racing away through storm drains are some of the latest ways environmental engineers are trying to combat sprawling development and save water tables...
    Congress begins hearings into intelligence communications (06/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Tuesday the CIA and FBI did not communicate adequately with each other about possible clues to a terrorist attack before Sept. 11, as Congress began a rare closed-door series of investigative hearings to determine why such intelligence failures occurred...
    Bishops to release proposed policy on responding to sex abuse (06/04/02)
    Roman Catholic bishops, battered by a clerical sex abuse crisis that has dragged on for months, plan to release their proposal today for a national policy on disciplining priests who molest children. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been struggling to restore trust in church leadership following revelations that some priests who victimized young people were allowed to continue working by their superiors...
    Medical examiner attacked, left with bomb tied to body (06/04/02)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Medical examiner O.C. Smith, who has worked on some of the city's most puzzling deaths, is at the center of another perplexing case: He was attacked over the weekend, bound with barbed wire and left with a bomb tied to his body. While the attacker's identity remains a mystery, authorities say they've found links to several similar bombs and three threatening letters concerning the medical examiner's testimony in a death penalty case...
    White House threatens to veto Senate anti-terror bill (06/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House threatened Tuesday to veto the Senate's $31.4 billion anti-terrorism bill, complaining that the measure spends more than President Bush wants. In a statement sent to Senate leaders, White House budget officials said the Democratic-led Senate's package exceeds the $27.1 billion plan that Bush sent Congress in March. ...
    Dry spring intensifies debate on Missouri River (06/04/02)
    Associated Press WriterCHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) -- High water destroyed Charlotte Cadwell's marina on Lake Francis Case in 1997, so she rebuilt. Now the 72-year-old woman faces a different foe: low water. Receding levels have wiped out the Missouri River reservoir's precious walleye fish eggs, made it difficult for fishermen to launch their boats and left Cadwell unable to rent some docks. Her restaurant and bait shop are suffering, too...
    Professor creates system to survey pavement cracks (06/04/02)
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- At 60 mph, the surface of a highway is only a blur to the human eye, but not to the Digital Highway Data Vehicle. Until recently, finding every crack in the pavement has required someone to walk slowly alongside the highway, stopping to note the extent of the flaw and its position...
    Music service Napster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (06/04/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Napster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking court protection from creditors as music industry heavyweight Bertelsmann AG follows through on a plan to take over what's left of the company. The Internet music-swapping service has agreed to sell its assets to Bertelsmann for $8 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities, according to papers filed in a Wilmington, Del., court...
    CIA director meets with Israeli leader (06/04/02)
    JERUSALEM -- CIA Director George Tenet met with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday, beginning a tough Mideast mission in which he wants assurances Yasser Arafat will revamp the Palestinian security forces to prevent attacks on Israel. Sharon has repeatedly said he does not believe the Palestinian reforms will be serious as long as Arafat leads the Palestinian Authority, and had been expected to deliver that message to Tenet...
    Hong Kong clings to its freedoms (06/04/02)
    HONG KONG -- As they do every Sunday, people thronged the open-air markets full of squirming fish and dried shark's fins, and the air-conditioned department stores offering the latest from Gucci and Ralph Lauren. Few paid attention to the 1,500 people gathered in a park named for Queen Victoria to sing songs of freedom and shout slogans about the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square...
    India, Pakistan refuse to budge in border standoff (06/04/02)
    ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- As the presidents of Russia and China prepared to plunge into the international effort to head off war, India and Pakistan refused to budge on Kashmir, both insisting Monday that they were fighting terrorism. Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf met separately with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the eve of an Asian security conference dominated by efforts to bring the two nuclear-armed nations into face-to-face talks, which Vajpayee has so far rejected.. ...
    U.S. troops in Philippines score failures and successes (06/04/02)
    MANILA, Philippines -- Five months into the U.S. military mission in Philippine Muslim rebel country, the troops have failed to rescue two American hostages and the guerrillas still taunt them over radio from jungle hide-outs. But U.S.-built roads creep deeper into the rebels' island base, Filipino troops proudly display American grenade launchers and the rebels are clearly on the run...
    Buckingham Palace rocks with concert for the queen (06/04/02)
    LONDON -- Buckingham Palace rocked Monday night with screaming guitars, cheering fans and pop stars led by Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton in a concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Guitarist Brian May of the group Queen, standing on the palace roof with his long hair flying in the breeze, opened "The Party at the Palace" with a solo performance of "God Save the Queen," while tens of thousands of fans waved the Union Jack flag in the plaza below the palace...
    Top Southeast players could be called in later rounds of draft (06/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University probably won't have any players selected in the early rounds today, but several could be called by the time the 50-round Major League Baseball Amateur Draft concludes Wednesday. High school graduates, all junior college players and players from four-year colleges who have completed either their junior or senior seasons are eligible to be drafted...
    Indians will lose seven seniors, but return key members (06/04/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team was talented this season, although coach Mark Hogan said it wasn't the most talented squad he's had in Cape Girardeau. But that talent, blended with great chemistry and heart, took the Indians to new heights...
    Tickets for charity event going for more than $1,000 (06/04/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A charity event that will feature many of golf's living legends has prompted a feeding frenzy for tickets, with some offers reaching $1,500. One man even jokingly placed an ad in The Kansas City Star offering his first child for a chance to see Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino play June 18 in the Children's Mercy Hospital Golf Classic...
    A thin draft class leaves teams taking a long look at talent (06/04/02)
    NEW YORK -- Major league scouting directors seem to agree on one thing about this year's draft class: It's not very deep and college talent is tough to come by. "I think everybody is still searching for who they want to take early," Baltimore Orioles scouting director Tony DeMacio said a few days before today's draft. "There's no one that's really separated themselves and said, 'I'm the guy.' "...
    Sorenstam looks tough going into summer (06/04/02)
    AURORA, Ill. -- Annika Sorenstam flashes a smile so photogenic you want to frame it. And why shouldn't she be smiling? Look at how she's playing. After winning eight tournaments in 2001, she already has four wins this year. Last year, Sorenstam became the first on the LPGA Tour to win $2 million. She's almost halfway to that figure now -- $940,000 -- and there's still two-thirds of the schedule to be played...
    Marlins rookie's growing pain - Tipped pitches (06/04/02)
    MIAMI -- So far this year, Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Beckett has developed four blisters on one finger and an apparent tendency to tip off his pitches. Other than that, his rookie season is going great. Beckett will take the mound again today at Philadelphia, hoping to show that the worst drubbing of his brief career last week against the Cincinnati Reds was a fluke. He retired just three batters and gave up eight hits and seven runs, which hiked his ERA from 2.90 to 4.09...
    Blue Jays fire manager after rocky season start (06/04/02)
    TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Buck Martinez on Monday after the team's worst start in two decades. Third base coach Carlos Tosca became the interim manager. "The goal is to be a better club in September than we are now and we feel like Carlos can help us to get there," Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said...
    Lakers take a break before preparing for Nets (06/04/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers took Monday off rather than begin preparations for the New Jersey Nets, and who can blame them? Most everyone believes the real NBA Finals ended Sunday in Sacramento. So much time, so much energy went into putting away the Sacramento Kings that it might be difficult for the Lakers to gear up again so quickly. The Finals begin Wednesday night at Staples Center...
    Hasek hopes it's his turn, but 'Canes stand in the way (06/04/02)
    DETROIT -- This Stanley Cup story line worked so well last year, it may be worth repeating. An aging Hall of Famer-to-be is traded after playing for years in a city where he is a civic icon, just for the chance to win the prize that he has unsuccessfully chased his entire career...
    Tyson stays quiet, on best behavior as fight nears (06/04/02)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Tyson seems to be done talking about Lennox Lewis, or anything else for that matter. Tyson's handlers canceled a press conference Monday as they tried to keep the volatile fighter under wraps with a precious few days remaining before he meets Lewis for the heavyweight title...
    Sosa homers, but Brewers rally past Cubs (06/04/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- Paul Bako and Lenny Harris hit back-to-back homers to start a five-run seventh inning as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Sammy Sosa's 20th home run and rallied past the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Monday night. Valerio De Los Santos (1-1) pitched two shutout innings for his first victory since Sept. 27, 2000, and Milwaukee matched its season high with its fourth straight victory...
    Steroids are the bane of our sports world today (06/04/02)
    Good advice for your kids: Don't get involved in organized, competitive sports. Yes, it has come to that. It's really that bad. Smart parents can justifiably advise their kids to avoid playing organized sports. As if we need any more proof that money is at the root of most unscrupulous behavior, here comes Sports Illustrated with its expose on rampant steroid use in major-league baseball...
    Thies helps Ford & Sons open district with big win (06/04/02)
    John Thies had never pitched nine innings at one time. In fact, Thies had taken the mound in only one previous nine-inning contest, that last summer when he said he lasted seven innings. But the Cape Girardeau American Legion left-hander looked like he was born to go the long distance Monday night when Ford & Sons opened its District 14 schedule with a 12-3 win over Jackson at Capaha Field...
    Urban riots part of new game (06/04/02)
    Parents, lock up the children. Retailers, check those IDs. Perhaps the most politically incorrect video game ever created is for sale this minute, threatening the very foundations of our Republic. "State of Emergency," from Vis Interactive and Rockstar, will turn your PlayStation 2 into the bloodstained scene of a massacre unlike any you've ever seen...
    Studies - Common painkillers might delay bone healing (06/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Broke your leg? Some doctors are warning to carefully consider which painkiller you use. New research suggests some of the most widely used painkillers may delay healing of a broken bone -- and one study, albeit in animals, that's getting lots of doctors' attention suggests the blockbuster sellers Vioxx and Celebrex are among the culprits...
    Researchers look for new TB drugs (06/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Tuberculosis is the No. 1 killer of women of childbearing age worldwide, and the epidemic is growing with the spread of bacteria that is resistant to drugs that have worked in the past. Experts attending the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis said Monday that latent TB is a difficult disease to diagnose. In poor countries, women with the disease often aren't diagnosed until severe symptoms appear, they said...
    New guidelines to help people decide on laser surgery (06/04/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Considering laser surgery to improve your eyesight? New guidelines should help determine if you're a good candidate or might be prone to vision-harming side effects. One key: The guidelines explain what tests are needed before getting zapped, so if your doctor skips these steps, consider picking another surgeon...
    Cape Girardeau offers plenty of parks (06/04/02)
    By Paige Pritchard A woman pushes a baby stroller against a background of orange and yellow-leaved trees. She notices the beauty of the trees as she walks along the Cape La Croix bike trail. She passes Arena Park and notices the kids playing ball, swinging on swings and climbing the jungle gyms...
    Cards fan gets dirty looks in NYC (06/04/02)
    hkronmueller In the city that never sleeps it's not a good idea to go running around proclaiming that you're a Cardinals fan. Last week, I went to visit my boyfriend Jeremiah, who is spending his last summer as a college student at his mom's house in New Jersey. Two of the days I was there we took the train up to New York City...
    Marjorie Conger (06/04/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Graveside service for Marjorie Conger of Berkeley, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. today at IOOF Cemetery near Charleston, Mo. Nunnelee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Conger, 77, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo...
    Bobby St. Cin (06/04/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Bobby St. Cin, 41, of Oran died Monday, June 3, 2002, in a work-related accident at Lone Star Industries Inc. in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements.
    Doyal Evans (06/04/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Doyal A. Evans, 86, of Denver, Colo., died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Porter's Memorial Hospital in Denver. He was formerly of Jackson. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Virginia Burkhimer (06/04/02)
    Virginia Sue Burkhimer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, at Malden, Mo., daughter of William and Gertrude McMillan. She and William Burkhimer were married Aug. 2, 1945, in Tulare, Calif. Burkhimer was a graduate of Malden High School. She worked for WPA in Cape Girardeau and Farmington, Mo. She was the first female dispatcher for the flight school in Tulare during World War II...
    Floyd Harris (06/04/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Floyd William Harris, 84, of Dexter died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 29, 1917, near Advance, Mo., son of John and Bertie Sims Harris. He and Thelma Williams were married Jan. 13, 1940...
    Louise Jacobson (06/04/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Louise Jacobson, 74, of Anna died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Union County Hospital. Survivors include friends at Mulberry Manor. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Anna Cemetery, with Jimmy Keller officiating. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
    Walter Sander (06/04/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Walter W. Sander, 92, of Scott City died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 6, 1909, at Illmo, Mo., son of John M. and Elizabeth Held Sander. He and Sarah Katherine Rees were married June 6, 1944. She died Aug. 8, 1976...
    Pauline Schmitt (06/04/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Pauline C. Schmitt, 92, of Scott City died Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    Births 6/4/02 (06/04/02)
    Mier Daughter to Nichole Edonna Mier and Jeffrey Alan Laubach of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Name, Kyra Nichole. Weight, 7 pounds 1 ounce. First child. Ms. Mier is the daughter of Andy Brown and Debra Mier of Millersville, Mo., and Chris and Missy Mier of Scott City, Mo. ...
    Cape fire report 06/04/02 (06/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 4 Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:At 6:24 p.m., an emergency medical service at 523 S. Benton. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 5:08 a.m., an alarm sounding at 3012 William. At 7:36 a.m., a truck fire at South Kingshighway and Interstate 55...
    Cape police report 06/04/02 (06/04/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 4 DWIJoseph Michael Kelley, 27, of 1222 County Road 606 was arrested for driving while intoxicated and traffic violations. ArrestsPatrick S. Moyers, 27, of 811 N. Henderson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence...
    Out of the past 6/4/02 (06/04/02)
    10 years ago: June 4, 1992 When school bell rings in afternoon, it marks beginning of summer vacation for students in Cape Girardeau Public Schools; it also means good-bye for some students, teachers and staff; 19 employees of district are retiring and number of others won't be returning...
    Senator, this dog won't hunt (06/04/02)
    By Jim Kreider NIXA, Mo. -- This is a response to state Sen. Peter Kinder's May 26 column: Senator, that dog won't hunt. The old tax-and-spend liberal charge might work as you're out stumping for the ball stadium with fat-cat campaign donors in St. Louis, but here in the Ozarks folks are smarter than that. Here, common sense is king...
    Higher education stunned by budget cuts (06/04/02)
    P The push by Gov. Bob Holden and Speaker Jim Kreider to add millions of dollars to the school foundation formula contributed to the huge cuts in funding for higher education in order to balance the state budget. As Missouri Gov. Bob Holden and some legislative leaders touted more funding for education during the legislative session that ended last month, state-funded colleges and universities took the brunt of huge cuts to balance the state budget...
    English model doesn't work well for gun control (06/04/02)
    To the editor: I found the May 28 article about the increase in gun crime in England to be informative, but it left out the fact that England has already implemented the "sensible" gun control that Handgun Control Inc. is advocating in this country: banning private possession of handguns. There is also strict control in England of all long guns...
    Speak Out 5/31/02 (06/04/02)
    Open early, beat heat WHEN CHRISTMAS sales were on, stores opened their doors early for shoppers. Why don't stores open early now to beat the heat, especially when so many stores are being stingy with their air conditioning? Consider source I BELIEVE that gun-control advocates quoting Bart Simpson in this column speak volumes about their views...
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