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Stories from Monday, June 10, 2002

Area arts council faces upcoming cut in state's funding (06/10/02)
State funding to the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri has been cut in half over the past two years, leaving the organization hunting for new ways to bring in revenue so programs won't have to be discontinued. The arts council expects to receive one-third less money from the Missouri Arts Council for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1. The reduction comes atop a 20 percent funding cut sustained in fiscal year 2002...
Ambassadors help tourists have smooth sailing in Cape (06/10/02)
Clara Morrison got the call early Wednesday morning. "The Queen has arrived." "I knew the Mississippi Queen was scheduled to dock at noon," said Morrison. "But sometimes they're early." This was one of the early days. The Queen, en route from Nashville, Tenn., to St. Louis, docked at its downtown Cape Girardeau port at 4:30 a.m...
Cape selected for 2003 convention of Marine Corps League (06/10/02)
Members of the Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League have returned from the Department of Missouri Annual Convention in St. Charles. Cape Girardeau was chosen at the convention as the site for the 2003 state meeting. In addition, Department of Missouri Commandant David Hunter honored two of the local detachment's members...
Going for the beaches and mild winters (06/10/02)
Peter Bergerson still puts a shine on government and politics, 34 years after he started teaching at Southeast Missouri State University. Colleagues say Bergerson's as enthusiastic as ever about the subject he teaches. Bergerson's spent his entire teaching career at Southeast, the last 17 years as chairman of the political science department...
Some Montana farmers take new look at seeding clouds (06/10/02)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Loren Young is ready to try anything to fight the dry conditions that have reached his eastern Montana farm, and that includes cloud seeding. It's a feeling that isn't shared by many of his neighbors, who still consider it a gimmick that neighboring North Dakota used years ago to steal their rain...
Feds to fund bulletproof vests for Cape police (06/10/02)
The U.S. Justice Department will provide $16,845 in matching grant money to the city of Cape Girardeau to buy 57 bulletproof vests over the next three years. Cape Girardeau County will receive $3,450 in grant money to purchase 23 bulletproof vests, U.S. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, said...
SEMO foundation board elects seven new members (06/10/02)
The board of directors of Southeast Missouri University Foundation recently elected seven new members to serve three-year terms. They are Lewis Bock of the Woodlands, Texas; Joseph Domian, Gerald L. Jones, and Dr. Georganne Syler, all of Cape Girardeau; Donald LaFerla of Carthage, Mo.; and Steven Schneider and John Lichtenegger, both of Jackson, Mo...
Some SEMO restrooms to be closed (06/10/02)
Southeast Missouri State University will be conducting a radiation survey of the laboratory drains and a cleanup of the acid dilution pits in Rhodes, McGill and Johnson Halls this week. The survey will require the closing of restrooms in both Rhodes and Magill halls...
Pennsylvania grapes face bleak time (06/10/02)
ERIE, Pa. -- Vineyards in Pennsylvania are bracing for a bleak season after being bitten by a series of frosts that may have wiped out 75 percent of the state's grape crop. Vineyards have laid off farmhands and returned fertilizers and chemicals as they anticipate losing most of their crop...
New incentive helps white wheat rather than traditional red (06/10/02)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Hard red wheat's traditional dominance of the nation's breadbasket could be loosened a bit by incentives in the farm bill to grow hard white winter wheat, which is in greater demand for export. The bill adds $20 million to other government wheat subsidies to build up white wheat production...
Dairy groups spent a lot in winning farm bill battles (06/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- National dairy farm groups spent nearly $400,000 on lobbying in the second half of 2001 and contributed to almost every member of an important agriculture panel in winning two key legislative fights. The farm bill that emerged from a House-Senate conference committee and was signed into law last month was stripped of a provision that would have banned the sale of livestock so sick they must be dragged to market...
Bidders hopeful of landing office space contract (06/10/02)
Two bidders for a state government office contract in Cape Girardeau say they feel good about their chances for getting the contract in light of recent developments. The bidders represent the L.J. Schultz School building and the Marquette Hotel. Ray Bax, the Jefferson City, Mo., man under contract with the Cape Girardeau School District for the $2 million sale of the Schultz school building, recently completed an engineering study on the building and discovered it to be in better condition than he originally expected, said his local real estate agent, Kerry Johnson.. ...
Community digest 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
Senior information day to be held Friday The second annual Cape Girardeau Senior Information Day will be from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the gym of St. Mary's Catholic Church. "There are many services that seniors are not aware of," said Ruth Dockins, spokeswoman for the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging. "As many as 20 service providers will be on hand the meeting."...
Miss Metro St. Louis crowned Miss Missouri (06/10/02)
MEXICO, Mo. -- Shandi Finnessey was crowned Miss Missouri over the weekend, meaning she'll represent the Show-Me state at the Miss America pageant this fall. Finnessey, 23, was Miss Metro St. Louis. She overcame a bruised hand, received when she slammed her hand in a car door earlier Saturday. She kept the hand on ice, and was able to play a version of "Flight of the Bumblebee" on the piano that was a mix of classical and boogy-woogy...
Computer map led police to suspect (06/10/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Blood-spattered sections of drywall, pieces of rope, women's wigs and women's underwear were seized from a basement room of a man being investigated in the slayings of several women in Missouri and Illinois, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday...
Man suspected of beating boy charged with murder (06/10/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A man suspected of beating his girlfriend's 3-year-old son was charged Sunday with second-degree murder. The boy, Anthony Buhr, died Saturday after being hospitalized Thursday night. Bryon Griffin, 34, of Independence, is accused of beating the boy so severely that the child stopped breathing...
Senators backing away from moving chairs around (06/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Now that the cost is known, Senate leaders are having second thoughts about supporting a resolution to move desks in the recently renovated Senate chamber. The Senate passed a resolution on the final day of the legislative session directing the state to return the chamber's seating configuration to its traditional appearance...
Police search for motive in Conception Abbey shooting (06/10/02)
Associated Press WriterCONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- A 71-year-old man opened fire at a Roman Catholic Abbey, killing two monks and seriously wounding two others before committing suicide in an abbey chapel, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese said the diocese did not know if the shootings early Monday at Conception Abbey Benedictine monastery were related to the sex abuse scandal that has plagued the Catholic church for months...
Gunman kills two monks at Conception Abbey, wounds two others (06/10/02)
CONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire Monday at a sprawling Roman Catholic abbey, killing two monks and wounding two other people before taking his own life, authorities said. The body of the gunman was found in the chapel at the Conception Abbey Benedictine monestary, said a law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official said the man shot himself to death after shooting the others...
Philippine troops hunt rebels who kidnapped Americans (06/10/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- Recently freed American hostage Gracia Burnham left the Philippines on Monday to meet her three children in Kansas, sometimes smiling and once near tears after her yearlong ordeal at the hands of Muslim extremist kidnappers. In comments at the airport before her departure, Burnham, her voice often cracking, delivered harsh words for her captors and praised her rescuers and supporters...
Drugmaker learned about dilutions as far back as 1998 (06/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. learned about Robert R. Courtney's drug-dilution scheme as far back as 1998, lawyers for the pharmacist's victims claim in a letter to their clients. Lilly discovered that Courtney was selling more cancer drugs to doctors than he was buying from Lilly when the company's sales representative complained that he was not getting appropriate commission payments, The Kansas City Star reported in a copyrighted story for its Sunday editions...
Missouri man accused of posing as rescuer arrested (06/10/02)
TOBERMORY, Ontario -- A man accused of posing as a military captain and taking control of rescue efforts after a deadly interstate bridge collapse was arrested Sunday by Canadian authorities. Ontario Provincial Police arrested William Clark, 29, of Tallapoosa, Mo., on fraud and theft charges early Sunday as he waited to board a ferry in Tobermory...
Three killed in Conception Abbey shooting, gunman at large (06/10/02)
CONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- Three people, including two monks, were killed and two others were injured after a gunman opened fire at the Conception Abbey Benedictine monastery in northwest Missouri, authorities said. One of the dead victims was found in a chapel with two weapons, an AK-47 and a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle, Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espey said. It was not immediately clear where the two monks were found...
Man killed in tractor accident (06/10/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Dekalb, Texas, man was killed when his tractor rolled down a 75-foot cliff along the James River, authorities said. Allen D. Meadows, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday near Springfield. The accident happened near the intersection of Farm Roads 205 and 148, near Meadows' second home...
Border towns stung by hike in Illinois cigarette taxes (06/10/02)
DANVILLE, Ill. -- A smoker for 50 years, Dee Smith has no intention of quitting when the price of cigarettes jumps by 40 cents a pack on July 1. "I'll go to Indiana to buy 'em, just like everyone else around here," the 74-year-old Smith said during a cigarette break outside a laundromat in Danville, about five miles from the state line...
Joliet diocese reinstates priest accused of abuse (06/10/02)
JOLIET, Ill. -- A priest who was removed from his church because of a sexual abuse allegation that dates back more than 30 years has been reinstated, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet said. The Rev. John F. Barrett, 69, who was placed on leave last month from the Mary Queen of Heaven parish in Elmhurst, was reinstated on Saturday...
Stock market closes mixed (06/10/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street's latest attempt at a rally fizzled Monday, as investors decided they were better off collecting their small wins rather than risking further pullbacks. Blue chips closed slightly higher, while technology shares stalled...
Sharon refuses to budge on cease-fire or borders (06/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- Looking to his White House meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is adamant that peace talks cannot begin until Palestinian violence ends and says his country will not return to its 1967 borders. An Israeli pullback to those borders is the crucial element of a Saudi peace proposal endorsed by almost all other Arab states and by the United States...
Bus crash leaves three people dead (06/10/02)
COLORADO CITY, Texas -- A Greyhound bus crashed into a tractor-trailer in central Texas early Sunday, killing three passengers and injuring about two dozen others, officials said. The bus was on Interstate 20, traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas, when it hit the tractor-trailer as the truck merged into traffic from a rest stop, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Erin Hale. She said all three people killed in the crash were at the front of the bus...
Church leaders expect changes to proposed abuse policy (06/10/02)
BOSTON -- Top U.S. leaders of the Roman Catholic church asked parishioners Sunday to pray for their bishops as they gather in Dallas this week to debate a proposed sexual abuse policy. One said the policy needed to be strengthened, and another said he expected changes...
Engineers fill air backs to help reposition retired Navy ship (06/10/02)
KEY LARGO, Fla. -- Engineers filled dozens of submerged air bags Sunday to reposition a 510-foot retired Navy ship that officials want to sink to create one of the world's largest artificial reefs. The Spiegel Grove sank prematurely May 17 in about 130 feet of water, hours before it was to be intentionally sunk to the bottom of the sea...
Searchers urging people nationwide to look for missing girl (06/10/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Searchers on Sunday urged people nationwide to check ponds, ditches and woods for any trace of a 14-year-old girl apparently kidnapped at gunpoint from her bedroom. The number of volunteers searching on foot for Elizabeth Smart had dwindled to several hundred, down from more than 1,000 on Thursday, the day after Elizabeth disappeared...
Rabbi says Jewish group to start patrols of Brooklyn (06/10/02)
NEW YORK -- Citizens armed with shotguns will patrol the streets of the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods because of comments a suspected terrorist made about targeting them, a rabbi said. The patrols, to begin June 16, are in response to comments Abdul Rahman Yasin made during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" on June 2, said Rabbi Yakove Lloyd, founder and president of the right-wing Jewish Defense Group...
Newspaper employee shoots down colleagues (06/10/02)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A newspaper employee who killed two co-workers and wounded another had recently complained that his colleagues were pressuring him to join the union, a family friend said Sunday. Carlos Pacheco, a 20-year employee at The Providence Journal's production facility, had cried this week about his job and said three men at work were taunting him, said Patricia Bogacz, Pacheco's former sister-in-law...
Government announces arrest in terrorist attack plot (06/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The government arrested a U.S. citizen with an alleged al-Qaida connection and suspected of plotting to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty" bomb in an attack in this country, possibly against Washington...
John Gotti, the Dapper Don, dies behind bars at 61 (06/10/02)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- John Gotti, who swaggered, schemed and murdered his way to the pinnacle of organized crime in America only to be toppled by secret FBI tapes and a turncoat mobster's testimony, died at a prison hospital Monday while serving a life sentence, law enforcement sources told The Associated Press. He was 61...
Bush says Israel has a right to defense (06/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- With Israeli troops surrounding Yasser Arafat's compound, President Bush said Monday that Israel has a right to defend itself and suggested conditions are not ripe for a Mideast peace conference. Concluding his sixth meeting with Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said of Arafat "we don't see yet a partner" in peace talks...
Woman accused of fatally shooting disabled sons (06/10/02)
GRIFFIN, Ga. -- A woman shot her two disabled sons at a rehabilitation center where they had been living, then waited in the lobby for police to arrive, authorities said. Both men died early Sunday. Carol Carr, 63, is charged with two counts of murder and could face additional charges, said Griffin police spokesman Sgt. James Landham. She was in custody at the Spalding County jail...
Army engineers heighten wall in riot-hit Belfast (06/10/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- British army engineers on Sunday began heightening a barricade between Catholic and Protestant communities in east Belfast in hopes of deterring more riots in the area. The Short Strand district of east Belfast has suffered weeklong clashes between rival mobs that left five people wounded by gunfire and dozens more, chiefly police officers, injured by thrown rocks, bricks and gasoline bombs...
Five years after UN summit, number of world's hungry unchanged (06/10/02)
ROME -- Five years after the U.N. World Food Summit promised to halve the number of hungry people by 2015, the follow-up summit opens today with no significant change in that number -- 800 million. Heads of state and ministers attending the four-day meeting are expected to recommit themselves to reducing the number of hungry to 400 million...
Ex-Taliban official warned U.S. in 1999 of al-Qaida's growth (06/10/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A senior Taliban official said he approached U.S. representatives three years ago for help in replacing the hard-line Islamic leadership but was told Washington was leery of becoming involved in internal Afghan politics, the former official said Sunday...
Iraq says it hasn't made weapons of mass destruction since 1991 (06/10/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq has not made or possessed weapons of mass destruction since 1991, despite U.S. claims to the contrary, according to a Foreign Ministry statement issued Sunday. "Iraq has said on many occasions that it is not concerned with entering the mass destruction weapons club. ... We left it in 1991," said the statement...
Traces of neve gas contamination found at Uzbekistan base (06/10/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Investigators found traces of nerve agents and mustard gas at a U.S. base in Uzbekistan and are investigating whether any of the thousands of troops who have passed through were exposed, U.S. military officials said Sunday. So far, no American soldiers have reported symptoms of exposure, U.S. Col. Roger King said...
Arafat reshuffles Palestinian Cabinet on eve of Sharon talks (06/10/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat named a new, smaller Cabinet on Sunday that includes a new minister to oversee the security forces. The move follows strong calls for reform by ordinary Palestinians and Western governments. In a press conference, Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo said that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in January of next year and municipal elections this fall...
Soccer fans riot, leaving one dead (06/10/02)
MOSCOW -- Russian soccer fans rampaged near the Kremlin after their team lost to Japan in World Cup play Sunday, torching cars, smashing store windows and attacking young Japanese musicians. At least one man was killed in the melee. An Associated Press photographer saw a mutilated corpse lying on the street during the chaos, which erupted across a square from the Kremlin walls and lasted more than an hour...
Defense secretary aims anti-terror rhetoric at Iraq (06/10/02)
CAMP DOHA, Kuwait -- Venturing into a sizzling desert 35 miles from the Iraqi border, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Sunday told U.S. troops they are on the front lines against a foe that seeks to use terrorism to alter the American way of life...
Red Wings look young these days (06/10/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The oldest team in the NHL got the game-winning goal from the oldest player in the league to win one of the longest games in Stanley Cup history. The symmetry couldn't be any better for the Detroit Red Wings, who are standing the test of time going into tonight's Game 4 of a tightly played finals against the Carolina Hurricanes...
Is Iron Mike finished for good? (06/10/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Tyson was flat on his back, blood pouring from his mouth, nose and cuts over his eyes. The man who was once the most feared heavyweight in the world was beaten, battered and finished. Tyson struggled to try and get up, but it didn't really matter. Lennox Lewis had already done with his fists what two jail terms, a biting and other fighters couldn't -- end Tyson's reign as the baddest fighter of his time...
Lakers nab total control of Finals (06/10/02)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just when it looked as if Jason Kidd might make the NBA Finals competitive, the budding dynasty known as the Los Angeles Lakers -- no, it wasn't just Shaq -- moved within one victory of their third straight championship. Robert Horry hit another clutch 3-pointer to put Los Angeles ahead for good, Kobe Bryant had his first brilliant offensive game of the series and O'Neal scored 35 points Sunday night as the Lakers beat the Nets 106-103 in Game 3...
Pak rallies to win LPGA Championship (06/10/02)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Se Ri Pak stole the show from 45-year-old Beth Daniel, turning a four-stroke deficit into a three-stroke victory at the LPGA Championship on Sunday to become the youngest woman to win four major championships. Starting with a 123-yard wedge that checked up 18 inches behind the hole for a birdie on No. 10, Pak pulled away on the back nine and closed with a 1-under 70 for her 15th career victory in just five years on the LPGA Tour...
Costa ends drought with dominating victory (06/10/02)
PARIS -- Albert Costa can be excused for an unpolished victory speech. He's a bit out of practice. Mixing speeds and playing nearly impeccably for stretches, Costa beat fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 Sunday in the French Open final for his first major championship and first title of any sort in nearly three years...
Cautious Clemens leads Yankees (06/10/02)
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens didn't give Barry Bonds anything to swing at. Instead, the Yankees ace hit him -- just as he hinted -- and left San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker questioning Clemens' courage. "I've got a lot of respect for Roger as a pitcher," Baker said. "What do they call him, the Rocket? Maybe Roger the Dodger, that's good enough."...
Jarrett breaks 30-race losing streak (06/10/02)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Dale Jarrett ended a 30-race losing streak with a little luck over the final laps Sunday to win for the third time in his career at Pocono Raceway. Jarrett passed Robert Yates Racing teammate Ricky Rudd on the 195th of 200 laps, then won under caution after Rudd hit the wall with one lap to go. Rudd looked like the driver to beat, but had a late tire problem that made it easy for Jarrett...
Walk-off home run prevents Cardinals' sweep (06/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It didn't take Raul Ibanez long to remember the last time he won a game with a homer in the bottom of the ninth. "Any time you get a clutch hit in a key situation to help your team win a game, it definitely sticks in your memory," Ibanez said...
Sports digest 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
St. Louis team wins Kelso Klassic crown KELSO, Mo. -- Rain washed out the final games of the 18th annual Kelso Klassic fast-pitch softball tournament Sunday as St. Louis Lafayette Pub was declared the champion. Lafayette Pub was leading defending champion Nokomis (Ill.) Bud Light 1-0 in the sixth inning of the winner's bracket final when the rain hit. Bud Light finished second...
Capahas beat rain, Printers (06/10/02)
The rain held off just in time Sunday afternoon for the Craftsman Union Capahas to complete a series sweep of the St. Louis Printers. Heavy rain pelted Capaha Field in the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game of a scheduled doubleheader and the diamond soon resembled a small pond, resulting in a 6-3, 4 1/2-inning victory for the Capahas. The second game was not played...
Fork in the Rhodes - Convenience store opening restaurant (06/10/02)
Every time I drove past it, I wondered how long the old Rhodes 101 Stop convenience store at 1036 N. Sprigg was going to last. After all, it became a bit redundant -- and seemed ancient -- after the big, fancy new Rhodes opened right next door to it last fall...
'Ya-Ya' sister has dealt with 'wreckage' of past (06/10/02)
NEW YORK -- Fionnula Flanagan plays someone who has dealt with the "wreckage" of her past and is helping a friend do the same in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Having sobered up two decades ago, Flanagan is glad to be part of a film that shows people doing that...
Godzilla crosses from kitsch to high art at Japanese museum (06/10/02)
KAWASAKI, Japan -- Don't be fooled by the zippered-up lizard suit, plastic-model skylines and stock footage of crowds fleeing in terror when Godzilla smashes into town. Japan's favorite nuclear-powered monster has finally crossed the threshold from campy kitsch to high art -- at least according to a Japanese museum drawing thousands with its Godzilla-as-art exhibit...
Debt-ridden grads should refinance loans, cut costs (06/10/02)
NEW YORK -- Diplomas in hand, this year's college graduates now must face the real-world test of paying off the student loans and credit card debt they accumulated in school. It can be daunting. A recent study by the State Public Interest Research Groups' Higher Education Project found that the typical graduate has accumulated nearly $17,000 in student loan debt, while a third hold loans in excess of $20,000...
Boomers boasting hobbies, exploring their new interests (06/10/02)
At the end of the work day, what Rosemary Forrest wants most is to sink her hands into cool, soothing clay and create her next masterpiece. "I get tired of looking at the computer screen. When I come home, it is wonderful to make a pot, carry it outside, load my kiln. Or, to have a dog at my feet while I am throwing a pot. ... It is so satisfying," said Forrest, 51, of Augusta, Ga...
Transit company celebrates milestone amid Sept. 11 struggles (06/10/02)
On the cusp of his 15th anniversary in business, Bootheel Area Rapid Transportation owner Ray Duffey wishes he had more reason to celebrate. Not that he's not proud of the Cape Girardeau business he's nurtured since it opened on June 13, 1987, but revenues are down almost 20 percent over this time last year -- a huge drop by any standard...
Business memo 06/10/02 (06/10/02)
WorldCom Inc. may cut up to 16,000 jobs WorldCom Inc. plans another round of job cuts -- possibly as many as 16,000, or about 20 percent of its global work force, a company official familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Later in the day, after the stock markets closed, the company said it was exiting the wireless resale business, which generates some $1 billion in annual revenue and employs 2,200 people...
Palm Inc. launches new operating system for handheld market (06/10/02)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A year ago, investors were losing faith in Palm Inc. The once high-flying company itself admitted to frailty and mistakes. But Palm never gave up, and launches today a new operating system -- a crucial weapon in its battle to remain dominant in the competitive handheld market...
People on the move 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
Robinson named head of economic council Mitch Robinson, executive director of the Cape Girardeau Area Industrial Recruitment Association, has been appointed the new president of the Missouri Economic Development Council. Robinson took office during the council's annual spring conference at Lake of the Ozarks, which was held in conjunction with the governor's 44th annual Economic Development Conference...
Edna Zimmerman (06/10/02)
FRIEDHEIM, Mo.-- Edna "Mae" Zimmerman, 80, of Friedheim died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo.
Katie Northcutt (06/10/02)
OLD APPLETON, Mo.-- Katie Jack Northcutt, 78, of Old Appleton, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at her home. She was born July 29, 1923, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Abner and Emma York Hatley. She was married to Hubert Northcutt May 1, 1942, in Blytheville...
Leon Eaves (06/10/02)
ANNA,Ill.-- Leon R. Eaves, 77, of Anna, died Saturday, June 8, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Anna after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Darnell will officiate, with burial in American Legion Cemetery in Dongola, Ill...
Ruby Bess (06/10/02)
Ruby Pearl Bess, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 17, 1912, at Marquand, Mo., daughter of Arch and Callie Henson Matthews. She was married to Lester H. Bess May 20, 1943. He preceded her in death...
Anthony Ellis (06/10/02)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo.-- Anthony "Tony" Dean Ellis, 40, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1961, at Cape Girardeau, son of Jerry and Leona Ates Ellis. He and Tina Sue Owen married Dec. 12, 1987...
Dorothy Block (06/10/02)
Dorothy Lorraine Block, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 16, 1911 at St. Louis, Mo., daughter of William and Catherine Clementina Bauer Frank. She and Harry T. Block were married June 4, 1934 at St. Louis. He preceded her in death April 1973...
Ruth Nothdurft (06/10/02)
Ruth E. Nothdurft, 90, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 7, 1911, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Martin Frederick and Alma Turner Nothdurft. She attended the old Broadway Elementary School, and in 1930, graduated from Central High School. ...
Robert Joyce Sr. (06/10/02)
JACKSON, Mo.-- Robert "Bob" Finley Joyce Sr., 80, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at his home. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Edward Eftink will officiate, with burial at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau...
Cape police report 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, June 10 ArrestsBrandon Turner, 18, 36 N. Henderson Apt. A, was arrested for theft and a minor in possession of intoxicants. Heidi Fiehtner, 18, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested for theft. SummonsChad Bard, 19, 1218 Good Hope, was issued a summons for property damage at 1600 Block N. Sprigg and a DWI...
Cape fire report 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, June 10 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:At 9 p.m. to a citizens assist at 402 Chelsey. At 9:16 p.m. to a medical assist at 230 Mill. At 11:25 p.m. to a medical assist at 20 S. Sprigg. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 1:50 a.m. to an alarm sounding at 1000 N. Sprigg...
Out of the past 6/10/02 (06/10/02)
10 years ago: June 10, 1992 If U.S. Department of Transportation concurs with recommendation of city council, city will have commercial air service to Memphis, Tenn., in addition to St. Louis; at joint meeting yesterday of council and Airport Advisory Board, council unanimously recommended proposal by Lone Star Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide air service among Cape Girardeau, Memphis and St. Louis...
Big Bad John (06/10/02)
The Wall Street Journal If John Ashcroft inspires even half the fear among al-Qaida that he apparently has in Andy Rooney, we may win this war on terrorism yet. In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live" Wednesday night, the CBS humorist turned into a pundit and worried that the U.S. ...
Key to delivery of health services - money (06/10/02)
In Hayti, Mo., Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems operates a hospital and four rural health clinics serving mostly elderly, poor or disabled patients in Pemiscot, New Madrid and Dunklin counties. Without the availability of these services, many residents of that area would have virtually no access to health care...
You can help by donating for decorations (06/10/02)
Small towns show their Christmas spirit by dressing up their downtown streets with colorful decorations that set a festive tone. Neighborhoods in large cities are drawn together in the same way. Cape Girardeau is neither a small town nor a big city. But it's downtown merchants have continued the tradition of holiday decorations. It goes without saying that these well-worn garlands, wreaths and lights are showing their age...
Speak Out A 06/10/02 (06/10/02)
If you build it ... I HAVE a good recommendation for the university. Instead of building a performing arts center, maybe it would like to build a ball diamond for the baseball team. By the time the Indians get done playing baseball on Capaha Field, it's not fit for the summer leagues to play on...
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