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Stories from Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Rolling Hills under boil water order (06/05/02)
A boil water order has been issued for the drinking water system serving the Rolling Hills Subdivision after an E-coli positive sample was found. The Rolling Hills Subdivision is located in Cape Girardeau between Highway 177 and the Mississippi River. The state's Department of Natural Resources has launched what it calls an unsafe sample investigation after it learned of the problem Thursday. A DNR investigator took five samples of the drinking water from throughout the drinking system...
MoDOT plans promotion of road tax to voters (06/05/02)
Assuring voters that the Missouri Department of Transportation can be trusted to spend revenue from new road taxes wisely will be a key step to the state agency's success in selling its ballot issue. At least one highways commissioner say offering a project-specific plan and then sticking to it is the way to build that trust. ...
Teens burned out on warnings to use sunscreen, survey says (06/05/02)
Dustin Matty is in the sun almost every day during the summer months, either hanging out at a pool or helping his grandfather at his boat shop. But no matter where he is, he never wears sunscreen. Tuesday, the 14-year-old Cape Girardeau resident spent the day swimming at the Central Municipal Pool with his older sister, Tasha. By mid-afternoon Dustin's chest, back, shoulders and face were deep brown, and his legs were bright red...
Feds prepare release of preliminary report on Lone Star death (06/05/02)
WORKPLACE FATALITIES RISING By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian A federal investigation into the workplace death of Lone Star employee Robert St. Cin was in full swing Tuesday, with a preliminary report expected today that could shed some light on exactly what happened...
The heat is on, and off (06/05/02)
After a record-setting high, temperatures are forecast to chill out, but only for a little while. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian After days of record-setting and record-approaching heat, Cape Girardeau will get a break in the weather as temperatures should be returning to normal, weather forecasts reported...
Chamber to mull running Cape CVB (06/05/02)
Mayor Jay Knudtson isn't endorsing the plan yet, but he wants the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to look at running the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau. At this week's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, Knudtson told the council he has asked the chamber to look at how feasible it is for it to run a group that has been under city direction for years...
I-55 cut to one lane near Diversion Channel bridge (06/05/02)
Southbound Interstate 55 temporarily will be reduced to one lane south of the Route AB interchange, beginning today, state highway officials said. The interstate still will have two lanes of southbound traffic across the Diversion Channel bridge. "Penzel Construction will be pouring the new southbound onramp so traffic will be reduced to one lane just south of the interchange," said Stan Johnson, Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer...
Teens, children fail to use sunscreen (06/05/02)
With the sun blazing and the temperatures heating up Tuesday hundreds of local children headed to area swimming pools to catch a tan and have some fun in the sun. A recent survey of preteens and adolescents found that thousands of children all across the country aren't using sunscreen despite warnings about the dangers of skin cancer. Find out what local children and adults think about sunscreen and the risk of cancer and tips for a safe summer in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Technology said key in charging nurse in hospital deaths (06/05/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Peppered with questions about why a decade passed before a long-suspected former nurse was charged with 10 patient deaths at a veterans hospital, authorities said Tuesday that a relatively new tissue test broke the case. "The linchpin here is the development of the forensic science," Richard Griffin, inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said at a news conference with state and federal law enforcement officials...
Log injures three in Kansas City (06/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three people were injured, one critically, when someone dropped a log from a viaduct onto a passing car on Interstate 70, authorities said. Police said they believe someone deliberately threw the log on the car Monday morning, possibly as a prank. No arrests had been made Tuesday and murder squad detectives were investigating...
Senators seek money to move chairs -- again (06/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Taxpayers could end up paying thousands of dollars to accomodate some state senators who don't like the way seats in the Missouri Senate were arranged after a $1.8 million renovation project. A resolution passed in the waning moments of the recently completed legislative session directs the state to change the Senate desks back to their traditional configuration, which could cost as much as $148,000...
Reward offered for militia member (06/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An anti-terrorism task force is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in the 1994 shooting of a state trooper. The Heart of America Joint Terrorism Task Force, which covers Kansas and the western two-thirds of Missouri, announced the reward Tuesday...
Holden adds horse to list of Missouri's state symbols (06/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri now has a horse to add to its 15 official state symbols. Gov. Bob Holden on Tuesday signed into law legislation that makes the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse the official state horse. The Fox Trotting Horse will soon join the mule (state animal), catfish (state fish), the bluebird (state bird), honeybee (state insect) and paddlefish (state aquatic animal) among Missouri's 15 official symbols...
Malfunctioning instrument led to crash of governor's plane (06/05/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal probe of the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son and an aide has found that an instrument used by pilots to navigate through rain and fog malfunctioned the night the craft went down in a storm, sources told The Associated Press Wednesday...
Concert will follow garden's rededication (06/05/02)
Everything will be coming up roses tonight at Capaha Park. The rededication of the Rose Garden by the Council of Garden Clubs of Cape Girardeau is scheduled for 7 p.m. followed by the first regular concert of the season by the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band at 8 p.m...
Burcham stays in House race (06/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the advice of his family and supporters, state Rep. Tom Burcham has decided to continue his bid for a second term in the House of Representatives. Burcham, R-Farmington, was arrested April 9 and charged with driving while intoxicated...
Arizona man faces murder charge in 1982 death of teen (06/05/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An anonymous letter has led to the arrest of an Arizona man in the stabbing death of a Southwest Missouri girl, who disappeared 20 years ago while walking home from a grocery store. Joel William Moore was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old Tammy Smith of Springfield. He was arrested by Arizona authorities and Springfield police without incident, authorities said Tuesday...
MoDOT trust will be issue in tax debate (06/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the process of convincing Missouri voters to raise a half-billion dollars in new taxes to improve transportation begins, the issue of whether state officials can be trusted to spend the money wisely will loom large. In 1992, the General Assembly, without seeking voter approval, increased the state fuel tax by 6 cents per gallon. ...
Congress begins series of hearings on intelligence (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Tuesday the CIA and FBI failed to communicate adequately before Sept. 11. Congress began extraordinary closed-door hearings into intelligence lapses with bipartisan promises to search for facts, not scapegoats. "I think we're going to find that a lot of things were not done right by the CIA, the FBI, INS" and perhaps other agencies, Sen. ...
Bush dismisses EPA report (06/05/02)
Associated Press/Rick Bowmer Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., left, gave Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. a spin around Capitol Hill in a DaimlerChrysler methanol-powered car Tuesday. A first cross-country trip by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle ended Tuesday at the Capitol. ...
Public giving Bush benefit of doubt in Sept. 11 inquiries (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- For President Bush, congressional inquiries into Sept. 11 intelligence lapses are at best an unwanted distraction. The political uproar has to be particularly discouraging to a leader who prides himself on order and control and whose father is a former CIA director as well as a former president...
Suspect in slaying of abortion doctor is returned to U.S. (06/05/02)
Associated Press WriterBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The anti-abortion activist suspected in the 1998 sniper slaying of a Buffalo abortion doctor was returned to the United States from France on Wednesday and pleaded innocent to federal charges. James Kopp, 47, was captured in France more than year ago after an international manhunt. He was put on plane in Paris earlier in the day Wednesday after he dropped his fight against extradition in the slaying of Dr. Barnett Slepian...
Justice Department proposes new visa restrictions (06/05/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department proposed new anti-terrorism visa regulations Wednesday to subject tens of thousands of visitors to heavier scrutiny. Officials said that the new measures, requiring visitors to be fingerprinted and photographed at the border, would mostly affect those from Muslim and Middle Eastern counties...
Gephardt says he would support toppling Iraq's Hussein (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt volunteered his support Tuesday if the administration resorts to force to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, adding, "I share President Bush's resolve to confront this menace head-on." As Gephardt spoke, Bush told reporters that "one option, of course, is the military option" when it comes to the Iraqi leader. ...
R&B singer R. Kelly indicted on child pornography charges (06/05/02)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- R&B star R. Kelly was indicted Wednesday on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the Grammy winner having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said...
White House turns over documents under protest (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The White House gave a Senate committee Tuesday more than 2,100 pages of documents under subpoena related to contacts with Enron officials while protesting their handling by the panel's Democratic chairman. The chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., promised to protect the documents by imposing "extraordinary security precautions" -- including keeping them in a locked room equipped with an alarm...
Defrocking called for by church committee (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Roman Catholic Church should defrock any priest who sexually abuses a child in the future, and those who molested one time in the past could continue in the ministry under certain conditions, a church panel recommended Tuesday. Under the plan, clergymen who victimized more than one child in the past also would be removed and all such violations would have to be reported to authorities...
Official names Kuwaiti as mastermind of Sept. 11 attacks (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Investigators believe they have identified a Kuwaiti lieutenant of Osama bin Laden as the likely mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Tuesday. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, designated one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists, is at large in Afghanistan or nearby, the law enforcement official told The Associated Press...
As deadline nears, Teamsters rally for UPS contract (06/05/02)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Teamsters rallied at United Parcel Service facilities across the country Tuesday, demanding higher pay and more full-time jobs in the shadow of a July 31 deadline. "The pace has picked up, so they know we're serious," Teamsters President James P. Hoffa told protesters, wearing brown shorts and shirts, gathered in the parking lot of the UPS distribution facility in suburban Washington, D.C...
Hydrogen-powered car finishes its first cross-country journey (06/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- A hydrogen-powered car completed a cross-country trip Tuesday, a first-of-its-kind journey that promoters say proves the cleaner-burning fuel can be a viable alternative to gasoline. Fuel cell vehicles won't be mass produced for at least eight years under optimistic predictions, but DaimlerChrysler says the trip by its NECAR 5 vehicle shows the promise of fuel cell engines...
Nation digest 06/05/02 (06/05/02)
Jury begins deliberating fate of Kennedy cousin NORWALK, Conn. -- Michael Skakel's fate went to the jury Tuesday as deliberations began on whether the Kennedy family cousin beat his 15-year-old neighbor to death with a golf club in 1975. The jury ended for the day after about six hours of deliberations...
17 alleged Gambino members indicted (06/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Seventeen alleged members of the Gambino crime family, including two brothers of John Gotti, were arrested Tuesday and charged with such offenses as shaking down a longshoremen's union and trying to extort money from tough-guy movie star Steven Seagal...
Fire destroys dozens in Colorado (06/05/02)
CANON CITY, Colo. -- Dozens of families headed back into the charred foothills Tuesday to search for remnants of their lives after a 4,400-acre wildfire destroyed more than 80 homes. Fire officials began allowing the residents into the area after cooler weather and scattered rain helped slow the fire...
Hijacking drill tests U.S. response (06/05/02)
DENVER -- Two jets packed with people took off from airports in the West on Tuesday in a twin hijacking drill designed to improve coordination among American and Canadian agencies. About a dozen fighter jets from the North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled to respond to the simulated hijackings, and ran through several scenarios...
Heavy rains cause Midwest flooding; up to 6.5 inches (06/05/02)
Heavy rain near the borders of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin pushed creeks and rivers out of their banks Tuesday, forcing evacuations and trapping people at a campground. Gov. Tom Vilsack declared seven eastern Iowa counties disaster areas. In Dubuque County, Sheriff's Capt. Don Vrotsos said 5 inches of rain fell overnight...
Farmland to close 16 stores (06/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Farmland Industries Inc. announced Tuesday that it was promoting three people to its senior management team and closing 16 convenience stores in northeast Arkansas as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. Farmland -- North America's largest farmer-owned cooperative -- said it would close Northeast Arkansas Oil convenience stores in the Jonesboro, Searcy and Newport areas this week, affecting 120 part-time and 60 full-time employees...
Drill simulates airplane attack on office building in Tel Aviv (06/05/02)
GIVATAIM, Israel -- Realistic-looking smoke gushed from the fifth floor of a 30-story office building in a Tel Aviv suburb Tuesday in a drill simulating the Sept. 11 attack in New York. Hundreds of firefighters, police officers and paramedics took part in the exercise, scaled down to Israeli proportions. Some were putting to use what they learned in training exercises with New York City firefighters...
Czech official stands by claim Iraqi agent and Mohamed Atta met (06/05/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Despite U.S. denials, the Czech government stands by its account that a suspected Iraqi intelligence agent met Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta in Prague last year, a senior Czech diplomat said Tuesday. Czech officials revealed details about the meeting shortly after the terrorist attacks on the United States. ...
Gunmen open fire on Thai school bus near border with Myanmar (06/05/02)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Three masked gunmen opened fire on a Thai school bus near the border with Mynamar on Tuesday, killing two teen-age students and wounding 15 others. The attack threatened to deepen the enmity between neighbors Thailand and Myanmar...
Israel's Beilin seeking to form political party (06/05/02)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- A leading Israeli liberal is cobbling together a new political movement that he hopes will replace the hobbled Labor Party as the leading Israeli force for peace. Despite the strong support for hawkish Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Israelis would also back a return to peacemaking and the swift creation of a Palestinian state, said Yossi Beilin, a key architect of the Israel-PLO accords in the 1990s...
Hong Kong activists call for freedom, marking Tiananmen Square (06/05/02)
HONG KONG -- Exercising freedoms denied to mainland Chinese, thousands of Hong Kong residents gathered Tuesday for a candlelight vigil to mark the 13th anniversary of the military crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square. This year, World Cup soccer seemed to dominate the news, as fans abandoned offices, mahjong parlors, and theaters to see China lose to Costa Rica in a match that ended hours before the twilight ceremonies in leafy Victoria Park...
Peace efforts hitting stumbling blocks (06/05/02)
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf refused Tuesday to renounce first use of nuclear weapons, as efforts to bring him together with his Indian counterpart to defuse tensions over Kashmir appeared to fail. In New Delhi, a senior Indian government official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that India was paying close attention to diplomatic pressure being applied by Washington and other capitals. ...
Uruguay's president apologizes for comment (06/05/02)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Uruguay's president offered a teary apology Tuesday for calling Argentines a "bunch of thieves" and for sharply criticizing leadership in the neighboring country. Jorge Batlle went on national television with President Eduardo Duhalde at the Argentina leader's suburban compound to say he was sorry for his outspoken comments, broadcast a day earlier...
Train hits bus, killing 34 people (06/05/02)
LUCKNOW, India -- A passenger train crashed into a bus at a rail crossing on Tuesday, hurtling it into a canal and killing 34 people aboard, police said. At least 26 others were injured in the accident in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which is located in the north of the country. The powerful blow of the Kasgunj Express train threw the bus 200 yards into a canal...
A million cheering fans turn out for Golden Jubilee celebration (06/05/02)
LONDON -- Huge flag-waving crowds cheered Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday in a display of loyalty and affection as Britain celebrated the 50th anniversary of her reign with regal processions and an exuberant international carnival. In four days of Golden Jubilee festivities that drew throngs up to a million strong to the streets surrounding Buckingham Palace, the 76-year-old queen appeared to have strengthened a bond with the British people that has withstood some of the most turbulent years in the history of the modern monarchy.. ...
U.S. blamed for killing innocent Afghans (06/05/02)
BEHESHT-E-ZAHRA, Iran -- Iran's supreme leader accused the United States on Tuesday of "massacring" innocent Afghans during its war on terrorism, and said Iran was ready to fight if attacked. Addressing thousands of people on the 13th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the United States launched the war in Afghanistan to get rid of Sept. ...
Arafat presents Palestinian reform plan to CIA director (06/05/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Responding to growing U.S. pressure to fight terror, Yasser Arafat presented CIA Director George Tenet with a plan Tuesday for restructuring the unwieldy Palestinian security apparatus. Israel called the proposals "worthless."...
Foundation problems may have caused building collapse (06/05/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- As rescuers searched for people who might remain trapped in the smoky rubble of an apartment building, Russia's emergency minister said Tuesday that foundation problems probably caused the deadly collapse. One person was known dead and four were missing a day after the nine-story building plunged to the ground in a cloud of dust...
Red Sox pick Southeast senior pitcher on first day (06/05/02)
It's been a big week for Brandon Smith. On Tuesday, four days after pitching Southeast Missouri State University to a NCAA regional tournament win over sixth-ranked Alabama, Smith became the school's highest selection ever in the Major League Baseball Draft, chosen in the 18th round by the Boston Red Sox...
Cards use first pick on prep shortstop (06/05/02)
With no early picks in this year's June baseball draft, the Cardinals were forced to sit around Tuesday and wait for 101 selections to pass before making their first. When No. 102 finally came around in the third round, the Cardinals were pleased to find shortstop Calvin Hayes -- a right-handed high school senior from Salisbury, N.C. -- still on the board...
Francis strikes again, surprises Red Wings (06/05/02)
DETROIT -- Ron Francis knocked in Jeff O'Neill's short pass to the top of the crease 58 seconds into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes stunned the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Tuesday night. Remarkably, it was Carolina's first victory in 13 games in Joe Louis Arena since a game-winning goal by -- yes, him again -- Francis for the then-Hartford Whalers on Nov. 14, 1989...
Cardinals' win slices Reds' lead to one (06/05/02)
CINCINNATI -- The hard-charging Cardinals are starting to get under the Cincinnati Reds' skin. Fernando Vina had three hits and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, extending St. Louis' dominance of the Reds with an 8-5 victory. The Cardinals have won 18 of their last 24 games, putting the pressure on first-place Cincinnati in the NL Central. The Reds have led the division since April 16, but their five-game cushion is down to one...
Just imagine - Phil and Kobe could have been Nets (06/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Imagine if Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson were with the New Jersey Nets instead of the Los Angeles Lakers. Sounds implausible, but both things nearly happened. If Jackson had made a different decision in the summer of 1999, and if Bryant hadn't changed his mind the day of the 1996 draft, both could be with the Nets today...
Seriously, the Nets are better than you think (06/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The New Jersey Lambs were due to arrive for the slaughter. Under the cover of darkness, they slipped in with a secret plan. It's simple, really. Before anyone realizes what's up, they can do what Allen Iverson did a year ago and show everyone right away they're for real...
Ball State's Bullington goes to Pirates with No. 1 pick (06/05/02)
NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Pirates know No. 1 draft pick Bryan Bullington still needs some work. "We still look at him as a couple of years away," general manager Dave Littlefield said after taking the Ball State right-hander with the first pick in Tuesday's draft. "On the plus side, that may mean ... he'll be an even better pitcher than we see now."...
Giambi's 3-run homer helps lift Yankees (06/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi hit a three-run homer during New York's eight-run sixth inning and the Yankees hit four home runs in a 13-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Giambi hit a two-run double in the first and added his 16th home run in the sixth. Alfonso Soriano, Robin Ventura and Rondell White also homered for the Yankees, who lead the majors with 96 homers in 59 games...
Mets, Braves victim of first Turner rainout (06/05/02)
ATLANTA -- The night started with heavy rain. Then came a power outage. And finally, another line of severe thunderstorms. The stormy weather caused the first rainout in Turner Field history, halting Tuesday's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the third inning...
Sampson still feels criticism unfair (06/05/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Steve Sampson isn't bitter. He just doesn't think he was the cause of the U.S. downfall at the 1998 World Cup. Four years after advancing to the second round, the Sampson-coached Americans lost to Germany, Iran and Yugoslavia and finished last among the 32 nations. Veterans on the team whined that Sampson pushed them aside, and the team faded amid the squabbling...
Hollywood is homecoming for Nets in finals (06/05/02)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hollywood is just fine with the New Jersey Nets. Not only do Jason Kidd and his teammates think they can knock off the two-time defending champion Lakers in the NBA Finals, but going back to Los Angeles for Game 1 of the series today is like a homecoming for half the squad...
Junior event schedules are on the grow (06/05/02)
The golf boom hit several years ago. Now golf's baby boom is taking over. If local youth golfers want to take their game more seriously, they don't have to look far. Junior golf tournaments are on the increase around the country, including Southeast Missouri, and the march is highly organized...
Patriotic panache - Decorating in red, white and blue (06/05/02)
It's natural for Americans to show their patriotic spirit on three holidays during spring and summer -- Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Many Americans fly the country's flag every day and look for opportunities to show their true colors. There are many ways to celebrate the flag and to celebrate freedom -- from decorations in homes to clothing trims to patriotic desserts...
Tips for using a ladder safely during home repairs (06/05/02)
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recently published statistics that illustrate the dangers of ladder accidents. In the United States, more than 500,000 people a year are treated for ladder-related injuries, and that number does not include people who suffered injuries but did not go to a medical care provider for treatment...
Dining al fresco adds atmosphere to meals (06/05/02)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Summer is upon us, and that means it's time to introduce new ingredients to your menus. But don't stop at seasonal fruits and vegetables. This time of year, make meals sensational by also adding fresh air and sunshine, when you can...
Add fresh fruit to meals with these strawberry recipes (06/05/02)
smcclanahan This week we have a column full of recipe sharing. We are nearing the end of strawberry season, but strawberry recipes came flowing in this week. So, in the interest of space, let's get right to those great recipes. Jo Leadbetter of Cape Girardeau shares several of her favorites with us. She worked for county extension for more than 30 years and has thousands of recipes collected in her files and enjoys cooking. Jo shares strawberry favorites with us this week...
Age changes perspective on rides (06/05/02)
To a kid from Sikeston, Mo., a trip to Six Flags over St. Louis is about as good as it gets. Yes, there's Disney World, but how often does that happen? Maybe once a childhood. That's about all the average parent can afford or endure. But Six Flags is just perfect. It's close to home, so there's only about two hours of "are we there yet are we there yet." The family car can get there on one tank...
Cat condition resembles pinkeye (06/05/02)
jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: My cat has a red, itchy eye. Is it possible for cats to get pinkeye? Answer: Pinkeye is a term that is often used rather loosely. In humans, it usually means a contagious infectious inflammation of the membranes surrounding the eyeball and the insides of the eyelids. Cattle get pinkeye, as do horses. Cats get a condition that resembles pinkeye; however, it is not always contagious...
Movie Review - 'Spiderman' (06/05/02)
Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya Peter Parker (Toby Maguire, Cider House Rules) was just another of your shy, picked on high school students, until he is bitten by a genetically-altered spider, giving him amazing abilities. He hides this fact from his overprotective Aunt May (Rosemary Harris, My Life So Far), the girl he cares for, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst, Crazy/Beautiful) and his best friend, Harry Osborne (James Franco, James Dean) He soon learns that with great power comes great responsibility. ...
The Dharma Bum by Jaysen Buterin (06/05/02)
"Here we are now, entertain us..." -- Burt Inacok So a pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel tied to his waist... Bartender's seen lots of things before, so he goes about his business... After a bit, the pirate gets up to leave and the bartender just has to know.....
Movie Review - Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones (06/05/02)
Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya 10 years have passed and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) is a padawan to Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). The two are assigned by Mace Windu (Samuel Jackson) and Yoda (voiced by Frank OZ) to protect Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) after her assination attempt. Obi-Wan goes on the discover a plot by the Seperatist leader Count Dooku (Christopher Lee)...
Velvet Friend Has Willy Jak' s Beehive Jiving (06/05/02)
by Andy Dodson Our sleepy, little metropolis rarely attracts quality live rock shows. The local scene these days consists of mostly cover bands or teenage, pop metal bands, with a few exceptions. On Saturday April 27th the gods of rock blessed Cape with a few hours of unabashed, unadulterated, and uncouth rock and roll. ...
Book Review - 'Torso' (06/05/02)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Andreyko Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya In 1987 Brian De Palma directed Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro and Sean Connery in the Untouchables. The movie centers around Elliot Ness and his group of "Untouchables" as they work together in a corrupt city to bring mobster Al Capone to justice. ...
People talk 6/5/02 (06/05/02)
Creed announces new summer tour NEW YORK -- Creed, which canceled part of its "Weathered" tour after lead singer Scott Stapp was involved in a car accident, is heading back to the stage. The multiplatinum rock group is scheduled to begin a 30-date tour on July 11 in Virginia Beach, Va., according to a statement from the band's publicist...
Lillian Standley (06/05/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lillian Zola Standley, 90, of Severna Park, Md., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Genesis of Severna Park Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of John Jacob and Etta Mary Sellards Reiss. She and Lonnie Maurice Standley were married May 13, 1934, in Sikeston...
Betty Alsip (06/05/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Funeral for Betty Lou Alsip of Anna will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy Wheaton will officiate. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Alsip, 69, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her home...
Bob St. Cin (06/05/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Bob St. Cin, 41, of Oran, died Monday, June 3, 2002, in a work-related accident at Lone Star Industries Inc. in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1960, in Advance, Mo., son of Phillip C. and Georgia Annett Burns St. Cin. He and Kim D. Crader were married Sept. 10, 1983, in Oran...
Cliff Morris (06/05/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris, 75, of Sikeston died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home. He was born July 12, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of Clifford Keasler and Eva May Justice Morris. He and Carol Maxine White were married May 20, 1950, at Chaffee, Mo...
Ernest Weaver (06/05/02)
Ernest H. Weaver, 78, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Bunting (06/05/02)
Funeral for John C. Bunting of Springfield, Ill., was held May 4, 2002, at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville, Ill. Burial was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Greenville. Bunting, 40, died suddenly Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield...
Henry Hensley (06/05/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Henry Hensley, 76, of Dexter died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Sept. 22, 1925, at Marston, Mo., son of Homer and Dokie Adams Hensley. Hensley was a bricklayer and owner and operator of H&H Construction Co. He was a charter member of the Eagles Club...
James Smith (06/05/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- James A. Smith, 82, of Anna died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home after a long illness. Born Nov. 28, 1919, in Murphysboro, Ill., he was the son of Luther Lee and Ethel Bell Smith. On Jan. 8, 1945, he was married to Marjorie Walter. She died Oct. 2, 1987...
Bill Kellick (06/05/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Marion "Bill" Kellick, 66, of Sikeston died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1935, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Lofton and Mary Virginia Peters Kellick. Kellick lived in St. Louis a number of years. He was nursing home administrator and consultant with Little Sisters of the Poor Inc., retiring in 1972. He moved to Sikeston three years ago, and was formerly of Bertrand, Mo...
Mikenzie Bracken (06/05/02)
LICK CREEK, Ill. -- Graveside service for Mikenzie Nicole Bracken will be held at 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda, Ill. Dr. Dave Soucie will officiate. Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. The infant was stillborn Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill...
Joe Carman (06/05/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Robert Joseph "Joe" Carman, 61, of Charleston died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Charleston, son of George William and Mary Helen Lankheit Carman. He and Barbara Pemberton were married Jan. 24, 1970...
Pauline Schmitt (06/05/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Pauline Catherine Schmitt, 92, of Scott City died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Oct. 14, 1909, in St. Louis, daughter of Theodore and Helen Shoemaucher Leissing. She and John Schmitt were married July 4, 1931, in St. Louis. He died July 4, 1976...
Doyal Evans (06/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral for Doyal A. Evans of Denver, Colo., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. James R. Boring will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Cape police report 06/05/02 (06/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 5 DWIJohn Thomas Lang, 33, Jackson, Mo., was arrested for driving while intoxicated and traffic violations. ArrestsSteven Aaron May, 19, 917 N. Fountain was arrested for driving while revoked. Paul Vincent Apan, 17, 45 S. West End Blvd., was arrested for stealing...
Cape fire report 06/05/02 (06/05/02)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 5:09 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3439 William. At 8:25 p.m., a lawn mower fire at 1425 Amblewood. At 9:48 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2849 Bloomfield...
Out of the past 6/5/02 (06/05/02)
10 years ago: June 5, 1992 Jackson - Boundary dispute that lingered for more than 40 years between Jackson and Oak Ridge school districts was resolved last week by Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division; appellate court upheld decision of trial judge who ruled against Oak Ridge School District in 1990...
Dutchtown nearer to goal of building a levee (06/05/02)
And speaking of flooding in Dutchtown, the little village has become a good example of what a group of people can do for themselves if they are willing to work together. Dutchtown incorporated as a village in 1998 for the sole purpose of getting a levee and stopping the all-too-frequent battles against Diversion Channel flooding. A couple years ago, residents voted sales and property taxes on themselves so they could fund a portion of a permanent levee...
Temporary floodwall system is promising (06/05/02)
The demonstration of Geocell System's Rapid Deployment Floodwall last week was fascinating. In a side-by-side comparison, one group of volunteers slaved away with shovels and sandbags, while another quickly snapped the new plastic floodwall components into open position. ...
Tunes at Twilight promises more enjoyable events (06/05/02)
To the editor: Thanks to all who thought up and promoted the Tunes at Twilight concerts. Having enjoyed it so far, I am looking forward to attending more functions. I'm sure my first glimpse of the drill team will be a high point, as the premise mentioned is just enough off the wall to appeal to me...
In days past, life was accepted just the way it was (06/05/02)
To the editor: When one reaches the ripe age of 96, the title of a sermon, "Things to Remember," can touch the heart and bring back many memories. Dear to my heart are the precious and lasting memories of my mother as she tucked me into bed each night when I was a child...
Speak Out A 06/05/02 (06/05/02)
Moral, legal instruction TO THE people who think it is better to let their minor kids drink under supervision: Does that mean they should also be allowed to use illegal drugs as long as they are in a supervised situation? Or how about when they want to experiment with sex? Underage drinking is still underage drinking and against the law. Maybe parents should put more emphasis on morals and legalities as well as the potential consequences for making certain decisions...
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