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Stories from Friday, June 7, 2002

Suspect in standoff with police enters not guilty plea (06/07/02)
BURGLARY WITH HOSTAGE THREAT By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Dax Justin May will stand trial on at least three of five charges stemming from a 7-1/2 hour armed standoff with Cape Girardeau police last month, a judge ruled after a preliminary hearing Thursday...
Central office prepares to relocate (06/07/02)
Now that the majority of the Cape Girardeau School District classrooms have been moved to new buildings district officials are looking to the next thing to be moved -- the central offices. Superintendent Mark Bowles said the current offices will move into the old vocational technical school on Clark street when renovations are complete in mid-July...
Patrick Nwokoye (06/07/02)
n Age: 31 Hometown: Native of Nigeria but lived primarily in Europe. Education: Studied at Latern Pontifical University in Rome where he completed a doctoral degree in philosophy. He also completed seminary training at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis...
Morley woman sentenced for husband's murder (06/07/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Morley, Mo., woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of her 45-year-old husband. Charity S. Carey, 28, of Morley, Mo., was taken to the Missouri Department of Corrections Thursday after being sentenced the day before by Circuit Judge Douglas Long...
Public's place on TV (06/07/02)
GAINING TV ACCESS The procedure for submitting a video or a bulletin board item for Channel 5 is simple. Forms are available at City Hall or at the city's Web site, www.cityofcapegirardeau.org. Whoever submits must be a resident of Cape Girardeau or the organization that wants to appear must be located in Cape Girardeau...
National briefs 6/7/02 (06/07/02)
Singer R. Kelly posts bond out of Bartow jail BARTOW, Fla. -- R&B star R. Kelly, jailed overnight on child pornography charges, was released Thursday after posting a $750,000 bond and a judge ordered him to have no contact with minors unrelated to him...
Public access TV offers opportunities (06/07/02)
Looking for a place to show off the video of your nephew's birthday party? Local public access TV operators say its as easy as filling out a form. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian.
Cape Catholics celebrate Nigerian's ordination (06/07/02)
On Friday, Patrick Nwokoye will become a father. Nwokoye's ordination into the priesthood of the Catholic Church Friday evening at St. Mary's Cathedral is an event all area Catholics can celebrate despite weeks of troubling scandals for parishes across the nation. ...
Report - Impostor may be ex-con from Bootheel (06/07/02)
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- A man who showed up at last month's deadly bridge collapse in eastern Oklahoma claiming to be an Army officer may be a Missouri ex-convict with a history of impersonation, according to a newspaper report. The FBI is investigating the man who arrived in Webbers Falls two hours after a barge struck the Interstate 40 bridge and caused it to tumble into the Arkansas River, killing 14 people...
Doctor charged with killing patient to keep her quiet (06/07/02)
CHICAGO -- A foot doctor was indicted Thursday on charges of fatally shooting a patient to keep her from testifying before a federal grand jury investigating an alleged $1.25 million in Medicare fraud. Dr. Ronald Mikos, 53, of Evanston was named in a 25-count indictment that also charged him with mail fraud, health-care fraud and obstruction of justice or witness tampering...
Passers-by react quickly to calls for help (06/07/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A large crowd helped catch two men after a mugging near the Country Club Plaza Wednesday night. A man walking in the area around 7 p.m. was jumped by two men. When he yelled for help the men ran off and got into a car, but others who heard the commotion quickly stepped in, with a motorist blocking their car...
Pacheco claims more cutbacks could force campus closing (06/07/02)
UNION, Mo. -- The University of Missouri could be forced to close one of its four campuses if state funding cuts continue, university president Manuel Pacheco said Thursday. Pacheco spoke during a meeting of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, held at East Central College. ...
Auditor delivers rebuke for child support payout error (06/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Poor communication and a lack of procedures caused the state's double-issuance of nearly $1.3 million in child support checks, the state auditor said Thursday. The bulk of the double payments occurred during the Thanksgiving holiday and involved a private state contractor. But then in January, the state double-issued another, smaller batch of checks while working with the St. Louis Circuit Clerk's office...
Indiana woman killed in crash (06/07/02)
Standard Democrat MINER, Mo. -- An Indiana woman lost her life Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident, reported at 11:35 p.m. near Miner. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in Mississippi County on Interstate 57, one mile east of Miner, David Dardy, 40, of Indianapolis, Ind., attempted to avoid a second vehicle and lost control...
Authorities investigate report of vandalism at Lake Combs (06/07/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat The Little River Conservation area, located five miles east of Kennett on Highway 412, was struck twice by vandalism over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to Darin Pettit, Missouri Department of Conservation agent for Dunklin County...
Answers are sought after gasoline spills into Mississippi River (06/07/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- City officials sought answers in what brought gasoline and diesel to the surface years after a fuel storage facility closed and the dangers the spill poses to citizens as they met with representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Sinclair Oil Co. and the St. John's Levee District Wednesday...
Partnership offers outreach help to Bosnians in St. Louis (06/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Bosnians immigrants, who comprise about 10 percent of the city's population, should benefit from an unfolding outreach program designed to hasten their grasp of English and ease their way into U.S. citizenship, officials announced Thursday...
St. Mary's prepares ordination service for Nigerian (06/07/02)
CELEBRATION By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian During a time when the Catholic Church is facing a national crisis in the priesthood, the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic Diocese is planning an ordination celebration...
Conviction in '95 double murder case still leaves many stunned (06/07/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Seven years later, Ira and Sara Drescher still have a hard time believing their former son-in-law murdered their daughter. They say Donnah Winger was happily married to Mark Winger, an engineer with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety. The couple had just adopted a baby and seemed the picture of happiness...
Missouri receives $15.4 million to combat bioterrorism (06/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has received an additional $15.4 million from the federal government for its efforts in devising a plan to combat bioterrorism. Federal Health and Human Services Director Tommy Thompson announced the funding Thursday as part of a plan to develop a unified response to public health emergencies by federal, state and local governments...
Bush proposes larger homeland defense (06/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- Stung by intelligence failures, President Bush called on Congress Thursday night to remake the government with a terrorist-fighting Department of Homeland Security, warning that "thousands of trained killers are plotting to attack us."...
9-11 terrorist mastermind linked to German city (06/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- The man suspected of masterminding the Sept. 11 terror attacks may have once attended college in the United States and is believed to have visited the German city where chief hijacker Mohammed Atta lived in 1999, officials said Thursday...
U.S. designates Russia a market economy (06/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- More than a decade after the collapse of the communist Soviet Union, Russia won a long-sought economic prize from the United States on Thursday -- designation as a market economy. President Bush personally relayed the decision to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an early morning telephone call from the White House...
FBI bureaucracy targeted as congressional reviews begin (06/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is weighed down by bureaucracy, "make-work paperwork" and a culture that discourages risk-taking, an agency whistle-blower told Congress on Thursday, venting frustration with an organization she said could have done more to prevent the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Scientists paint fish to ease tracking (06/07/02)
LOGAN, Utah -- With a red slash at the throat, the cutthroat trout destined for Strawberry Reservoir wouldn't seem to need much more color. But then, would a dab of chartreuse really hurt? Thousands of trout at the Fisheries Experiment Station are getting that extra dash of color, via spray paint, in a program that allows biologists to keep track of their numbers and development. Once in the lake, the 6-inch trout will swim among older generations of fish painted red or yellow...
Accused pipe bomber pleads innocent (06/07/02)
Associated Press WriterCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- The college student accused of planting pipe bombs in Iowa and four other states pleaded innocent Friday during arraignment in federal court. Luke Helder smiled briefly Friday as he entered the courtroom, in contrast to his tired, somber appearance during his last court date in May...
Hundreds volunteer in search for Utah girl (06/07/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Hundreds of volunteer searchers fanned out Thursday morning, responding to a plea for help from a desperate father of a 14-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted from her bedroom. Frustrated police said they had no good leads...
Texas shantytown is poorest place in America (06/07/02)
CAMERON PARK, Texas -- In many ways, things are better than they were just a few years ago in Cameron Park, a cluster of shacks stretching for miles near the Mexican border. Gunfire no longer erupts at sunset. Families are more likely to stay put when fathers leave for months to pick crops in Michigan or North Dakota. ...
House OKs bill to permanently repeal estate tax (06/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to permanently repeal the estate tax, turning aside a Democratic effort to retain the tax but limit its impact to a few thousand of the very wealthy. The GOP bill, passed on a bipartisan 256-171 vote, would remove the Jan. ...
Batty travelers - Millions of Mexican bats migrate to U.S. (06/07/02)
MEXICO CITY -- Even as swarms of monarch butterflies flutter back to the United States from their winter home in Mexico, another less-loved but equally large migration has winged its way north: tens of millions of Mexican bats. U.S. schoolchildren fascinated by the orange-and-black butterflies might not go quite so gaga over a wrinkle-nose little flying rodent like the Mexican free-tail bat, now summering in caves and under bridges in a broad stretch of the Southwest from California to Louisiana.. ...
People talk 6-7 (06/07/02)
Wedding plans secret for McCartney, fiancee GLASLOUGH, Ireland -- An international media horde gathered Thursday at a remote Irish castle hotel, where the owner announced that Paul McCartney and his fiancee, Heather Mills, would have their wedding reception next week...
Archaeologists - Florida canals oldest in North America (06/07/02)
ORTONA, Fla. -- Archaeologists said Thursday they have discovered the longest and oldest canals ever found in North America, a sophisticated system of channels dug by Indians with wood and shell tools 1,800 years ago. The ancient canal system was discovered along with a sacred pond in this rural community near Lake Okeechobee...
World briefs 6/7 (06/07/02)
U.S. food trade fair gets clearance from Cuba HAVANA -- Now that U.S. food shipments are arriving regularly in Cuba, the communist government has agreed to let an American company arrange an exposition next fall that could whet appetites for more U.S. fruits, grains and other foods...
Ex-NBA star Williams pleads innocent in driver's death (06/07/02)
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams pleaded innocent Friday to charges he fatally shot a limousine driver and then tried to make it look as if the victim fired the gun himself. Williams entered the plea to first-degree manslaughter and other charges during an arraignment before Superior Court Judge Edward M. Coleman. He remained free on $270,000 bail...
Space shuttle Endeavour docks with space station (06/07/02)
Associated Press WriterSPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour arrived at the international space station on Friday, bringing the newest crew to inhabit the orbiting outpost. The two spacecraft linked up as they sailed 240 miles above the South Pacific...
Anthrax vials needed bleach (06/07/02)
ATLANTA -- A Texas laboratory where a worker contracted anthrax failed to spray its vials with the recommended bleach solution because it made the labels come off, the government said Thursday. The worker contracted the skin form of the disease in March after touching the vials without gloves and then touching a cut on his face, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
Judge fines tobacco company $20 million (06/07/02)
SAN DIEGO -- A judge fined R.J. Reynolds Co. $20 million Thursday, ruling that the maker of Winston and Camel cigarettes violated terms of the 1998 tobacco settlement by running magazine ads aimed at teen-agers. The California attorney general's office had sued the nation's No. 2 tobacco company last year, demanding it be punished...
Actress Winona Ryder to stand trial in drug, shoplifting case (06/07/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges alleging she shoplifted some $6,000 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue and possessed a drug without a prescription. A store security official testified during a preliminary hearing that she saw the actress cutting security sensor tags off the items. A criminalist testified that two pills found in Ryder's possession were a generic form of Percoset, a prescription painkiller...
Punk rock pioneer found dead (06/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of the pioneer punk band the Ramones, was found dead of a possible drug overdose in his Hollywood home, the coroner's office said Thursday. He was 50. Ramone, whose real name was Douglas Glenn Colvin, was found dead on the couch by his wife when she returned home at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, said Craig Harvey, operations chief for the coroner's office. Paramedics were called and he was declared dead at 8:40 p.m...
Southern California wildfire threatens major power lines (06/07/02)
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- A wildfire raging across 10,000 acres in Los Angeles County burned at least five homes Thursday and forced about 1,000 people to flee the area, fire officials said. At one point, the blaze threatened to trigger rolling blackouts as it burned under power lines supplying Southern California, said Paul Klein, spokesman for Southern California Edison. But the threat of blackouts passed by evening as the fire began to burn away from the lines...
Qatar clamps down on money laundering (06/07/02)
The Associated Press DOHA, Qatar -- The Qatari Cabinet approved an anti-money laundering law, becoming the third Gulf state to take such a step since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The law stipulates that money launderers will receive prison terms of between five and seven years and hefty fines. It was passed Wednesday by the Cabinet...
Putin reassures China over relations with West (06/07/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- After moving to build closer ties with the United States and NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned to the East where Moscow's "strategic partner," China, has been watching Russia's honeymoon with the West. Putin met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin in St. ...
World War II veterans mark D-Day anniversary in France (06/07/02)
CAEN, France -- Scores of aging American veterans returned to Normandy on Thursday to honor the thousands of comrades who died 58 years ago in the battle that proved to be a turning point of World War II. Strolling through cemeteries of war dead and visiting former battlefields, the veterans joined many in France in commemorating the D-Day landing of June 6, 1944. Wreath-laying ceremonies were held across the country, especially in villages along the Normandy coast...
Japanese economy grows 1.4 percent (06/07/02)
TOKYO -- Japan's economy grew 1.4 percent in the first quarter, springing back from three straight quarters of contraction, the government said today. The Cabinet Office said gross domestic product, which measures the total output of goods and services produced in the nation, grew at an annual rate of 5.7 percent in the three months through March. A big push in growth came from exports, which climbed 6.4 percent, on the back of recovery in the United States and the rest of Asia...
Re-elected prime minister extols Ireland's success (06/07/02)
The Associated Press DUBLIN, Ireland -- Proclaiming an era of "unprecedented opportunity," Ireland's re-elected prime minister Bertie Ahern pledged Thursday to keep the economy booming and peace prevailing in Northern Ireland next door. Ahern was overwhelmingly returned to office by lawmakers Thursday following an election May 17 that strengthened both Ahern's Fianna Fail party and its smaller partner, the Progressive Democrats...
Rumsfeld says NATO must go on offensive against terrorism (06/07/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The NATO alliance, a defensive bulwark against conventional armies, must take the offensive against shadowy terrorists intent on attacks more devastating than Sept. 11, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told NATO colleagues Thursday...
Weapons everywhere in Afghan capital (06/07/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- On a side street, camouflage-clad partisans of the northern alliance play pickup volleyball, their AK-47s bouncing against their backs. On a corner in ramshackle western Kabul, a bony boy no older than 10 paces back and forth, his battered Kalashnikov dragging on the ground...
Buildings blown up as Israelis aim attack at Arafat (06/07/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli forces blew up three buildings in Yasser Arafat's headquarters and shelled his master bedroom on Thursday, in what Israel said was part of a series of reprisals for the killing of 17 Israelis in a car bomb attack. The fiery attack, in which an 18-year-old suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car alongside an Israeli bus and blew it up, led to two Israeli incursions and a promise of more -- a cycle that threatened to torpedo renewed international efforts to put an end to more than 20 months of Mideast violence.. ...
Pakistan president pledges not to start war (06/07/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A top American diplomat Thursday challenged India to match Pakistan's pledge not to start a war, but shelling persisted across the frontier in disputed Kashmir and at least 14 people were killed in fighting. Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has made it very clear that he is searching for peace, that he won't be the one to initiate war, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with the Pakistani leader...
Israelis debate whether to expel Yasser Arafat (06/07/02)
JERUSALEM -- The unrelenting wave of terror attacks is causing a growing clamor in Israel for the expulsion of Yasser Arafat, but key security advisers caution against such a gambit and officials say it's not on the agenda for now. The idea was the talk of the street Thursday, a day after a Palestinian suicide bombing killed 17 Israelis on a bus...
Red Wings blast Hurricanes with third-period punch (06/07/02)
DETROIT -- Thirteen seconds showed why the Detroit Red Wings were so dominant during the season. It might be the 13 seconds that turn around the Stanley Cup finals. The Red Wings, in danger of going down two games to one of the biggest underdogs in finals history, got goals from Nicklas Lidstrom and Kris Draper 13 seconds apart late in the third period to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Thursday night and even the best-of-seven series...
Shaq just gets better as playoffs go deeper (06/07/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Everybody already knew Shaquille O'Neal is really, really big and really, really good. What has become apparent each June over the past three years is that Shaq gets even better in the NBA Finals. Part of his motivation is the memory of his humiliation the first time he tried for a championship in 1995...
Red Sox wrap up road trip with a win (06/07/02)
DETROIT -- Rolando Arrojo pitched seven shutout innings and the Boston Red Sox finished off a successful road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The AL East-leading Red Sox went 8-2 on their swing to Toronto, New York and Detroit. Boston begins interleague play Friday night against NL West-leading Arizona at Fenway Park...
Stephenson out until after All-Star break (06/07/02)
Cardinals right-hander Garrett Stephenson underwent surgery to repair and remove a damaged muscle in his left hamstring Thursday, and doctors don't expect him to return until after the All-Star break. St. Louis placed Stephenson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, after he aggravated his sore left hamstring during a bullpen throwing session a few days earlier...
Reds find their groove, preserve NL Central lead (06/07/02)
CINCINNATI -- Not long after Ken Griffey Jr. reintroduced his home run trot, the Cincinnati Reds cranked up the music and launched into their clubhouse victory dance. A long-awaited homer and a frantic finish had kept them in first place all by themselves...
Marlin tournament carries big purse, small fame (06/07/02)
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- A small flotilla of big-game fishing boats will chug out of port in a hunt for a $1 million prize and a sea creature that's a silvery-blue torpedo of muscle bigger than a bear. The 44th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is one of the world's oldest and richest deep-sea fishing events. But it remains largely unknown to those outside the sport...
Tyson makes for good TV, but does boxing need him? (06/07/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- His life is a soap opera played out on a world stage. Hated by many, loved by others, Mike Tyson answers to everything from convicted rapist to savage biter. If he beats Lennox Lewis on Saturday night, he'll be heavyweight champion again. And a lot of people in boxing can't decide whether that's good or bad...
Bat house could help combat outdoor nuisances (06/07/02)
Flooding this year has increased the likelihood of mosquitos being pests, but when they start nibbling, you have options other than pesticides. In fact, bats are fantastic mosquito munching machines, and you can improve the chances they will hang out near you and your home...
Perry County rodeo organizers expect a big weekend (06/07/02)
More than 100 competitors from across the Midwest are entered in the second annual East Perry Community Rodeo, an IPRA-sanctioned event that begins Friday and ends Saturday at the East Perry County Fairgrounds arena near Altenburg, Mo. For a full entry list and information on the event, see Friday's Southeast Missourian...
Perry Co. rodeo organizers expect another big weekend (06/07/02)
Organizers of the Perry County Community Rodeo admit they're not experts at this rodeo business. But they're catching on fast. A year after it debuted to big crowds, the second annual rodeo that will begin today features more cowboys, more prize money and an anticipated bigger audience than a year ago for the event at the East Perry Fairgrounds...
Capahas open today with eyes on postseason (06/07/02)
After a string of successful seasons, the Craftsman Union Capahas are looking forward to another. Cape Girardeau's highest-level summer baseball team has made 16 consecutive appearances in the National Baseball Congress World Series and all signs point to another this year...
Reading - Ticket to the world (06/07/02)
Whole Duty of Children A child should always say what's true And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at the table; At least as far as he is able. Try to imagine a world without something to read...
Birk review 56/7 (06/07/02)
Jeremy Birk, HH 1/2 stars "The Sum of All Fears" is about a nuclear bomb that falls into the hands of a terrorist group. The only man who can stop them is Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck), an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. The movie is based on the fourth in a series of novels by Tom Clancy. ...
Sept. 11 echoes in Springsteen's 'The Rising' (06/07/02)
NEW YORK After releasing just three studio albums in the past decade, Bruce Springsteen finished his latest record in eight weeks. He was as surprised as anybody. "I woke up one morning, and I had a record," Springsteen joked about his new album, "The Rising," due in stores July 30...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Sum of All Fears' (06/07/02)
Debra Rau, HHH Jack Ryan is back in the latest adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel, this time with a younger version of the CIA analyst portrayed by Ben Affleck. The chillingly realistic premise of the movie concerns what could happen if a nuclear weapon fell into the hands of a terrorist group...
At the theaters 6/7 (06/07/02)
Guy Strauss'About a Boy' This is the story of a 36-year-old too-hip playboy North Londoner (and heir to novelty song royalties), who seeks out relationships with single mothers because he thinks they're more desperate to find a man. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some thematic elements, running time 100 minutes. (Cape West Cine)...
Everybody's a critic - 'The Sum of All Fears' (06/07/02)
Avon Crocker HHH When you dig in the sand and discover an unexploded bomb, what do you do? The obvious answer, of course, is sell it on the black market. If you're a fanatic terrorist in need of a nuclear bomb, where do you look? The obvious place, of course, is the black market. When seller and buyer are hooked up, a chain of events is set into motion that is intended to cause a war between Russia and the United States...
Summer in the theater (06/07/02)
For the next two months, Janel Mason, Meagan Edmonds, Tim Nicolai and Marcus Stephens are going to spend 24 hours a day thinking about theater. They will be among 25 college students mounting five different productions at the Huron Playhouse in Huron, Ohio, a resort town on Lake Erie. While performing one show, they will be rehearsing for the next and often will work 100 hours a week. It's not exactly a summer vacation...
Artifacts 6/7 (06/07/02)
Schoenberger to play violin at Carnegie Hall Cape Girardeau violinist Liesl Schoenberger, a recent graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, will perform at Carnegie Hall June 18 with a group of violinists from the Indiana University String Academy in Bloomington...
Over my dead body 6/7 (06/07/02)
These are the 10 songs Kandee Metje of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Taking You Home" -- Don Henley It's a wonderful song about having a great life (which I do) but having someone come along that makes it even better and bringing that person into your life. If I ever plan another wedding, I want Billy Keys to sing this song...
New book examines cosmic architecture of Cahokia Mounds (06/07/02)
CHICAGO -- While she was teaching, architectural historian Sally A. Kitt Chappell specialized in modern buildings and city planning, but in retirement she has turned her eyes to some of Illinois' oldest architecture -- the Cahokia Mounds. The shift of focus happened accidentally...
Luke DuPerier (06/07/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Luke Brady DuPerier, infant son of Adam and Chasity R. Bailey DuPerier of Marble Hill, died at birth Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Wes DuPerier of Wichita, Kan., and Linda Hollis of Jackson, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Ken Bailey of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Doris Bailey of Marble Hill; maternal great-grandparents, Ken Bailey Sr. ...
Nicholas Smith (06/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nicholas Lee Smith, infant son of Kenneth Smith and Sabrina Thompson of Sikeston, died at birth June 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Other survivors include two brothers, Gene Smith and Jordan Jones of the home; two sisters, Savannah Smith and Justice Jones of the home...
Lashaun Mitchell (06/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lashaun E. Mitchell, infant son of Lamon Mitchell and Maria Wilder of Sikeston, died suddenly Tuesday, June 4, at home. He was born Jan. 23, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minn. He is survived by his parents; a grandfather, Leon Wilder, formerly of Sikeston; and maternal great-grandparents, Cindy and Walter Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Helen Macke (06/07/02)
Helen Rose Macke, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 8, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lonzo and Vernettien Phillips Gibson. She and Rudolph Macke were married Aug. 19, 1933, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1978...
Mildred Dirden (06/07/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mildred Dirden, 97, of Jackson, who died June 6, 2002 at St. Francis Medical Center. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Wise (06/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Doris L. Wise, 70, of Sikeston died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 28, 1931, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Mounce and May Wilson Stewart. She and Q.B. Wise were married April 16, 1983...
Gertie Bridges (06/07/02)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Gertie Bridges, 83, of East Prairie died Thursday, June 6, 2002, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 17, 1919, at Petit Jean Mountain, Ark., daughter of Jim and Ethel Cunningham Hale. She first married Ben Simpkins in 1956. He died in 1973. She married Ray Bridges in 1985, who died in 1988...
Wilburn Grant (06/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for Wilburn L. Grant of Sikeston will be held at 1 p.m. today at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. The Rev. Carl Cottingham will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, with military rites by Marion VFW Post...
Births 6/7/02 (06/07/02)
Laubach Daughter to Jeffrey Alan Laubach and Nichole Edonna Mier 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. ...
Perryville boy hurt in accident (06/07/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A 15-year-old Perryville youth sustained moderate injuries Thursday when his motorcycle collided with a car on County Road 350. Kirk Luckey was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 7:30 p.m. accident. The driver of the other vehicle, Armin Koenig, 68, of Perryville, was not injured...
Cape police report 6/7/02 (06/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, June 7 ArrestsTravis Leshun Jones, 18, of 816 N. Fountain St. was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Shawndale Jamaul Johnson, 20, of Charleston, Mo., was arrested for contempt of court. Kevin Leon Kinder, 42, of 539 Asher was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license...
Cape fire report 6/7/02 (06/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, June 7 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 1:02 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at 234 N. Sprigg St. At 5:27 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1025 N. Sprigg St. At 6:11 p.m., a motor vehicle accident/emergency medical service at 621 S. Frederick St...
Out of the past 6/7/02 (06/07/02)
10 years ago: June 7, 1992 First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau has elected interim staff members to following positions: Karen and Ken Enlow, minister of youth and activities; Pam Pratt, minister of senior adults and children, and Denise Lincoln, minister of university students and singles; all are members of church and are seminary trained...
No-pay workdays - Just lucky, or just a bluff? (06/07/02)
When Missouri's governor, Bob Holden, announced near the end of this year's legislative session that some 6,000 state employees would have to give up two days of pay in order to balance the budget year that ends this month, there were two immediate reactions...
Skaters need to band together for more clout (06/07/02)
The move toward development of a skateboard park in Cape Girardeau is slow, but it's beginning to gain momentum. With more grassroots support, more involvement by skateboarders and parents and even the creation of a skateboarding club, the effort to build a safe place for skateboarders could really pick up steam...
Speak Out A 06/07/02 (06/07/02)
Unbalanced sentences I'M BAFFLED. There was a woman who got 15 days for molestation of a minor. A man who stole a carton of cigarettes got 90 days. You serve more time for stealing a carton of cigarettes than molesting a child? Where's our justice system?...
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