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Cape man will teach at animation workshop in Alaska (06/12/02)
For as long as he can remember, Taylor Crowe's dream has been to make a career out of his love of public speaking and cartoon animation. Crowe, who is now 21 years old, has autism. He knew if he could make his dream of working for Walt Disney, the Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon a reality, it would not only change his life, but give hope to thousands of families who have children with autism...
Son born to widow of pilot who died in Pakistan (06/12/02)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Daniel Gardner McCollum Jr., son of a Marine pilot killed during the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom, was born at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at the San Diego Naval Hospital. Capt. Daniel McCollum was one of 14 Marines who died when their transport plane crashed into a mountain in Pakistan on Jan. 9. He was the plane's co-pilot...
SEMO regents meet tomorrow (06/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's regents will meet Wednesday to pass a balanced budget. But to do that, cuts will have to be made, and cutting personnel will require declaring a state of "financial emergency." Read the entire story in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian...
Six students awarded P&G scholarship (06/12/02)
The 2002 Procter & Gamble Fund Scholarship has awarded 141 scholarships to outstanding students from across the country who are children of P&G employees. Each scholarship provides the winner with a $2,500 award for full-time study at an accredited university...
Southern Baptists turn attention to evangelizing (06/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Despite the divisions in the Southern Baptist Convention, people can be assured that the national denomination is uniting in ministry to share the gospel with the world, its leaders said Tuesday. "There's never been a better time or opportunity to get the message of the gospel out in the world," said the newly elected denomination president, the Rev. Jack Graham of Texas...
Southeast Missouri State University spring dean's list (06/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University has named the students who attained the dean's list for the spring semester. Students named to the list earned a grade-point average between 3.5 and 4.0 and completed at least 12 degree credit hours during the spring session...
Man accused of posing as captain has local record (06/12/02)
When a Southeast Missouri man posed as a military captain and took control of rescue efforts at a bridge collapse in Oklahoma last month, it wasn't the first time he donned a soldier's uniform in an effort to deceive, authorities say. According to police, William Clark conned a Cape Girardeau woman out of her car almost 10 years ago, offering her a bogus check as payment while dressed in Army fatigues, toting a duffle bag and regaling her with made-up stories of his behind-enemy-lines exploits as a paratrooper in Somalia.. ...
SEMO board approves budget, tuition increases (06/12/02)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents passed a budget Wednesday that calls for $4 million in withholdings and tuition increases of $6 per credit hour. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian.
Southeast releases crime report (06/12/02)
According to Southeast Missouri State's Department of Public Safety and Transit annual report, the university saw a slight decline in crimes reported for the 2001 academic year compared to 2000. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
FFA contest tests knowledge of grasses (06/12/02)
Students from Missouri, Arkansas and West Virginia compete today in the third annual Grassland Evaluation Contest in Jackson, Mo. The contest is held at a different farm in Cape Girardeau County each year and is open to high school students who are part of teams that place among the top three finishers in state-level 4-H and Future Farmers of America contests. For more on this story, read Thursday' Southeast Missourian...
University faces 'financial emergency' (06/12/02)
For the first time in Southeast Missouri State University's history, its board of regents is being asked to declare the school in a financial emergency, and school president Ken Dobbins is calling the current financial state the most difficult position the school has been in during his 11-year tenure...
Girl Scouts collect old flags (06/12/02)
Girl Scouts to collect flags The Girl Scout Otahki Council is collecting worn American flags for a flag-burning ceremony. They can be dropped off Thursday at Sunny Hill Gardens and Florist at 206 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The ceremony is at 1 p.m. Friday, which is Flag Day, at Camp Sacajawea. It is north of Cape Girardeau. For more information, call the Girl Scout office at 334-7741...
State search begins for adviser to help sell tobacco bonds (06/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Wasting little time, Missouri has begun searching for a financial adviser to help the state sell bonds against its share of a national tobacco settlement. Gov. Bob Holden signed a law Friday authorizing the sale of the bonds to help shore up a weak budget...
Bush touts Homeland Security unit (06/12/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- President Bush's proposal to create a new Homeland Security Department met with an enthusiastic response Tuesday at a north Kansas City high school. Bush, standing in front of a poster touting the new department, told an audience of about 900 people that he believes creating the department was the best way to ensure Americans' safety...
KC man gets life in meth lab plot (06/12/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A North Kansas City man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday for his role in a 1996 methamphetamine conspiracy that resulted in a fatal meth lab explosion. Charles Graham, 43, was convicted in December on conspiracy, creating a substantial risk of harm to human life, and making a building on his property available to manufacture methamphetamine...
DNR reports that cleanup begins in Bootheel gas leak (06/12/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Cleanup has begun near the Missouri Bootheel town New Madrid after gasoline was found to be leaking into the Mississippi River, officials with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday. DNR officials were notified June 2 of strong petroleum odors near a closed fuel terminal. Investigators found that about 250 yards of the river levee was saturated with gasoline, and some gasoline was making its way into the river...
High court upholds death sentences (06/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the convictions and death sentences of a north-central Missouri man seeking to cover up his methamphetamine operation. John Middleton of Spickard, Mo., was convicted in two separate trials for three 1995 killings and received three death sentences. The appeal decided Tuesday dealt with two of those slayings...
Hayti police seek clues in hit-and-run death (06/12/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat HAYTI, Mo. -- Police are investigating an early Sunday morning hit-and-run accident that killed a Hayti woman. Martha Jean Davis Spain, 51, was found lying in the roadway of Cleveland Street by three occupants of a passing vehicle at about 12:30 on Sunday morning...
Region briefs 6/12 (06/12/02)
Girl Scouts to collect old flags for burning The Girl Scout Otahki Council is collecting worn American flags for a flag-burning ceremony. They can be dropped off Thursday at Sunny Hill Gardens and Florist at 206 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The ceremony is at 1 p.m. Friday, which is Flag Day, at Camp Sacajawea. It is north of Cape Girardeau. For more information, call the Girl Scout office at 334-7741...
Band to make up rained-out concert (06/12/02)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band concert scheduled for June 5 and rained out will be played at 8 tonight under the baton of Neil Casey. The band program will follow a floral theme with Sousa's "The White Rose" march and the tune Jessie Thilenius wrote for the city, "A Rose for Cape Girardeau," with an arrangement by former Cape Girardeau Municipal Band director O.L. Wilcox. A medley of rose tunes also is on the program...
Area women killed in separate auto accidents (06/12/02)
A Wappapello, Mo., woman died in a two-vehicle accident on South Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau on Monday. Police identified her as Lora I. Ward, 63. She was a passenger in the car driven by Vernon L. Ward, 65, of Wappapello. Police said the Ward vehicle was stopped at a traffic light at Kingshighway and Southern Expressway at 4:14 p.m. when it was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Michael M. Robert, 59, of Cape Girardeau...
Investigators look at background of abbey shooter (06/12/02)
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- Investigators talked to relatives and neighbors of Lloyd Robert Jeffress and began digging into his religious background in hopes of solving the mystery of why he killed two monks and committed suicide in a shooting rampage at an abbey...
Road building costs less than expected (06/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Contract costs for nearly 500 state road and bridge projects came in nearly 2 percent lower than expected for this fiscal year, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Transportation commissioners awarded $933 million in construction contracts for the 2002 fiscal year, which started last July and ends June 30. ...
Police gathering new details about gunman who shot monks, self (06/12/02)
Associated Press WriterCONCEPTION, Mo. (AP) -- The man who killed two monks and wounded two others at a Roman Catholic abbey before killing himself had been upset with the church over his divorce, The Associated Press learned Wednesday. Investigators had been struggling to uncover information about 71-year-old Lloyd Robert Jeffress as they searched for a motive in his attack on Conception Abbey, a rural monastery in northwest Missouri...
Holden - 9 counties eligible for flood aid (06/12/02)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nine Missouri counties are eligible for disaster assistance because of May flooding, Gov. Bob Holden's office said Tuesday. The counties are Boone, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Douglas, Livingston, Mississippi, Perry, Scott and Stoddard...
Inmate's suicide won't stall probe (06/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A suspected serial killer who hanged himself while jailed on suicide watch may have taken to his grave secrets about the slayings of women beyond just the two prostitutes he allegedly abducted, tortured and strangled, an investigator said Tuesday...
Poor students more likely to get less qualified teachers (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Low-income students are much more likely to be taught by a public school teacher who isn't fully certified, according to a new report issued Tuesday by the Education Department. The report urged states to raise standards for teaching candidates and to align their academic standards to state curricula...
Bomb suspect linked to bin Laden aide (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The man accused of plotting with al-Qaida to detonate a "dirty bomb" inside the United States was a protege of a top lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, traveling at his mentor's request to meet with other terrorists and using the Internet to research how to build a radioactive weapon, U.S. officials said Tuesday...
Lawmakers question exclusion of CIA, FBI from Bush plan (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers questioned the exclusion of the FBI and CIA from direct lines of authority under a new Homeland Security Department as the House opened hearings into President Bush's anti-terrorism reorganization plan. At Tuesday's hearing and elsewhere on Capitol Hill, members of Congress grew more openly critical of the plan, which was announced last week, even as they generally agreed on a need for quick action...
House Democrats sue Bush over ABM withdrawal (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one House members filed suit against President Bush Tuesday in an effort to block the president from withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The United States officially leaves the treaty on Thursday, six months after Bush announced his intentions to do so. The Pentagon plans an earth-breaking ceremony on Saturday at Fort Greely, Alaska, to begin construction on the first portion of a new missile interceptor system...
Stone completes new Pentagon facade (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Workers fitted a blackened slab of limestone into place at the Pentagon Tuesday, marking nine months since the Sept. 11 attack by completing repair of the building's damaged facade. The stone placed Tuesday was engraved with the date -- Sept. 11, 2001 -- it was damaged when hijackers flew an American Airlines jet into the Pentagon, killing themselves and 184 others...
Growing unease in Denver as vast wildfire marches toward city (06/12/02)
DENVER -- In a faint haze of gray smoke, residents on the outskirts of Denver packed clothing, family photos and even a wedding dress Tuesday in case they had to flee the largest wildfire in Colorado's 126-year history. Chris and Lori Sutton awoke at dawn to the smell of smoke drifting through an open bedroom window. Chris Sutton said the smoke in his hilly subdivision was so thick it was "like fog," though it blew away a few hours later...
Police find more of Levy's bones; Condit aide testifies (06/12/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A grand jury investigating Chandra Levy's homicide and whether Rep. Gary Condit obstructed justice in the case has heard from the congressman's top aide. Police also have found more of Levy's bones...
New York City mayor gets direct control over school system (06/12/02)
Associated Press WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Gov. George Pataki signed legislation Wednesday that gives Mayor Michael Bloomberg control of the city's school system. The 1.1-million-student system will become Bloomberg's direct responsibility beginning July 1...
U.S. military transport plane crashes in Afghanistan (06/12/02)
WASHINGTON(AP) -- A U.S. military transport plane crashed on takeoff in Afghanistan on Wednesday, U.S. officials said. A senior Bush administration official said the transport plane was carrying fewer than 12 people when it crashed southwest of Kabul. The plane is the kind that carries special forces soldiers, the official said...
Police refocus investigation of missing Utah girl (06/12/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The police chief said Tuesday detectives have refocused their investigation into the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart on those who knew the 14-year-old girl, and vowed to the unidentified suspect: "We are going to get you." "If you've got Elizabeth, you'd better release her now," Chief Rick Dinse said at a news conference on the seventh day of the investigation...
Bombing victims' families relieved McVeigh is gone (06/12/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nearly a year to the day after Timothy McVeigh was executed, some victims' families are wondering whether the Oklahoma City bomber's accomplice will ever get the same punishment. Terry Nichols is serving a life sentence on federal charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people. He is awaiting trial on state murder charges that could bring the death penalty...
Nation digest 06/12/02 (06/12/02)
One charge thrown out in shoe bomb case BOSTON -- A judge Tuesday threw out one of nine charges against a man accused of trying to blow up a jetliner with explosives in his shoes, ruling that an airplane is not a vehicle under a new anti-terrorism law...
Man wanted for questioning in disappearance of Utah girl (06/12/02)
Associated Press WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police searching for 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart said Wednesday they want to talk to a man who may have been in the area two days before she vanished. Bret Michael Edmunds, a 26-year-old transient, was identified through his license plate number, which a milkman had spotted and reported to police, authorities said...
World's poor countries want greater access to markets (06/12/02)
ROME -- Led by Cuba, developing countries on Tuesday demanded greater access to international markets and an end to export subsidies, saying fairer free trade was the only way to end world hunger. On the second day of the U.N. World Food Summit, leaders of the world's poorest countries called on the United States, European Union and other exporting nations to give poor farmers a competing chance to sell their wares...
India moves its warships away from Pakistan's coast (06/12/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- India moved some warships away from Pakistan's shore Tuesday as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived with ideas for helping the nuclear-armed neighbors avoid another war over Kashmir. Still, shelling and small-arms fire killed at least seven people overnight along the disputed province's frontier, and pro-militant groups in Pakistani territory vowed to continue their guerrilla insurgency...
Family, friends attend wedding of former Beatle (06/12/02)
GLASLOUGH, Ireland -- Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married Tuesday in a remote Irish castle, while fans and journalists thronged the gates for a glimpse of the ex-Beatle and his bride. The couple was determined to have a private wedding despite the growing crowd outside and the noisy helicopters hovering overhead...
Delayed loya jirga begins work to rebuild, decide leadership (06/12/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An extraordinary gathering of 1,500 Afghans convened Tuesday after the former president joined the ex-king in bowing out of the leadership race, paving the way for the election of American-backed interim leader Hamid Karzai. Mohammad Zaher Shah, the former monarch who formally convened the grand council, or loya jirga, urged the 1,550 delegates to work "for the unity and independence of Afghanistan" after 23 devastating years of war...
Palestinian bomber recovering in Israeli hospital (06/12/02)
AFULA, Israel -- Zeidan Zeidan failed in his suicide bombing mission and now has second thoughts. Rethinking his fate in an Israeli hospital bed, he has decided he wouldn't want to die. Next time he would open fire at Israelis with a rifle. Zeidan was wounded when the bomb he was carrying in a backpack partially detonated at a busy highway junction in central Israel on May 8. ...
Interpreter offers tips for better East-West understanding (06/12/02)
MOSCOW -- As Mikhail Gorbachev's interpreter, Pavel Palazchenko was the Soviet leader's trusty assistant in his campaign to end the Cold War. Now he is fighting to rid the world of another wedge dividing East from West: bad translation. In "My Unsystematic Dictionary," published in Moscow, Palazchenko tackles the things they don't teach you in language class -- such as "to go postal" and "no-brainer."...
Bomber blows himself up in restaurant, killing Israeli teen (06/12/02)
HERZLIYA, Israel -- A Palestinian bomber blew himself up in a restaurant just north of Tel Aviv on Tuesday, killing one Israeli teen-ager and wounding eight other people in one in a series of violent incidents that left six other Palestinians dead. The violence erupted as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in Washington trying to persuade congressional leaders that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is not a partner for peace talks because of persistent Palestinian violence. ...
Official says suspected mastermind's family linked to terrorism (06/12/02)
KUWAIT -- The family tree of the man suspected of engineering the Sept. 11 attacks reads like a terrorist watch list. Kuwaiti-born Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the uncle of convicted 1993 World Trade Center conspirator Ramzi Yousef, a senior Kuwaiti official told reporters Monday...
Study says MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism (06/12/02)
LONDON -- A comprehensive examination of 50 years of research on the combined vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella has concluded parents' fears the shots could give their children autism or bowel disease are unfounded. Experts say the study, together with other recent authoritative reviews, shows definitively there is no evidence of a connection between the inoculations and developmental and bowel problems in children, and that parents should be reassured the shots are safe...
Southeast Missourian All-Star Baseball Team (06/12/02)
INFIELD Tim Wencewicz Team: Notre Dame Year: Senior Position: First base Stats: .474, 7 HR, 4 2B, 2 3B, .636 OBP, .855 slug percentage, 24 RBIs, 31 runs Notes: Put up big numbers despite ongoing knee problem that required surgery during basketball season. Probably had best arm on team, but was unable to pitch due to injury. Provided plenty of punch and inspiration in the No. 3 spot. A three-year starter, finished with 18 career home runs...
Southeast Missourian All-Star Second Team (06/12/02)
BASEBALL Infield Ben Duncan Team: Bell City Year: Junior Position: Shortstop/Pitcher Stats: .558, 7 HR, 28 R, 22 RBIs, 5-1, 2.33 ERA Tyler Cookson Team: Oran Year: Junior Position: First base Stats: .417, 11 2B, 27 RBIs, 33 R Ryne Wood Team: Oran Year: Junior...
Oran's Seyer helped take Eagles to state semifinals (06/12/02)
A person can do a lot more in a garage than just park a car. For instance, it's the perfect place to hone your baseball skills to become the Southeast Missourian Player of the Year. For Oran junior catcher Nathan Seyer, it was just the site to turn his bat into a lethal weapon. One that would get one hit in just under every two at-bats (.513), knock five home runs and drive in 30 runs...
Undrafted Hatton to sign a pro contract (06/12/02)
Southeast Missouri State University senior center fielder Vern Hatton, who went undrafted in last week's two-day Major League draft, will sign a contract Thursday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hatton, who led Southeast in most offensive categories in his final season, will report to Class A Vero Beach (Fla.) on Thursday...
Southeast says it won't renew Ryan's contract (06/12/02)
Donna Ryan will not return to Southeast Missouri State University as its women's tennis coach because her contract was not renewed, the school announced Tuesday. Ryan coached the team for five years and finished with a 16-64 record. Her best season was in 1998 when, while interim head coach, the Otahkians finished 6-8 and were sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. She was hired as the program's coach at the end of the 1998 season...
Wings' Fischer suspended for Game 5 (06/12/02)
The AssociatedPress DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer was suspended for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals for cross-checking Carolina Hurricanes forward Tommy Westlund in the mouth. As the two tangled behind the net in third period of Game 4 Monday night, Fischer rammed his stick into Westlund's face. Westlund was bleeding heavily as he left the ice and needed five stitches inside his mouth...
Weekend golf at a glance (06/12/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • Two-ladies scramble, New Madrid (Mo.) Country Club, Thursday.
  • Veterans Home benefit tournament, Kimbeland Country Club, Jackson, Mo., Friday.
  • Red Cross/Old Town Cape benefit tournament, Cape Girardeau Jaycees Municipal Golf Course, Friday...
  • Event death leaves athletes questioning safety (06/12/02)
    SALT LAKE CITY-- Swimmers were "bobbing around like corks" and struggling in 3-foot waves last weekend when a competitor died at the inaugural Utah Ironman Triathlon. "It was a fiasco," competitor Shawn Talbott said Tuesday. John Boland of Redondo Beach, Calif., was pulled from Utah Lake early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsy results indicated the 53-year-old Ironman veteran drowned, raising questions about the safety of such events...
    Replay likely to be in place next season in NBA (06/12/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If the NBA uses instant replay next season to review last-second shots, the rules would be different from the NFL's. There would be no challenges from the coaches, no lengthy stoppages in play. The new rules would deal solely with instances in which there is a question of whether a shot was released before time expired at the end of a quarter. In those cases, the referees also would be able to review whether a player had his foot on the 3-point line...
    In 40th major, Mickelson without a win or an answer (06/12/02)
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Phil Mickelson knows the drill by now. It's the week of yet another major and the questions are as predictable as the shin-deep rough and baked greens of a U.S. Open. The answers tend to be, too, as Mickelson tries to rationalize for the umpteenth time why the No. 2 player in the world can't seem to win one of golf's four major championships...
    Carolina's number may be up against older, wiser Red Wings (06/12/02)
    DETROIT -- Age is only a number to the Detroit Red Wings. Right now, that number is one. Hockey's oldest team is one victory away from winning the Stanley Cup, and the Red Wings talked Tuesday of not wanting to go beyond that one game to get it. The Red Wings, playing better the longer the series lasts, can finish off the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, following what several players said is an unwanted two-day layoff...
    Denmark sends defending champions out of World Cup (06/12/02)
    INCHEON, South Korea -- They won't be throwing kisses at the French soccer team when it returns to Paris. Instead, the players might have to duck flying vegetables. The defending champions fell out of the World Cup in embarrassment Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to Denmark. Not only were they the first titleholder to get knocked out in the opening round since Brazil in 1966, they also became the first champion to bow out without scoring...
    Braves shut down Twins for Metrodome win (06/12/02)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom Glavine and the Atlanta Braves got something different at the Metrodome -- a victory. Glavine (11-2) became the second 11-game winner in the majors, giving up just two hits over seven innings to lead the Braves past the Minnesota Twins 11-0 Tuesday night...
    O'Neal, Lakers on the verge of a rare sweep (06/12/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Shaquille O'Neal remembers the night Houston fans banged brooms against his team bus following the last sweep in the NBA Finals. Seven years later, O'Neal considers it one of the four lowest moments of his life. O'Neal can bring his own broom to Game 4 and smack it all over New Jersey if the Los Angeles Lakers finish this series tonight...
    Lefty Moyer pitches Mariners to a shutout (06/12/02)
    SEATTLE -- Jamie Moyer is making a strong case for the Seattle Mariners to re-sign him. The 39-year-old left-hander pitched his first shutout since 1998 and his second complete game of the season, leading the Mariners past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0 on Monday night...
    The U.S. Open finds new appeal with first stop at public course (06/12/02)
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The U.S. Open has always been filled with stories straight out of Tin Cup. Derek Tolan, a 16-year-old high school student, knocks in an improbable shot and gets to play with Tiger Woods. Adam Speirs, who spends most Mondays just trying to qualify for the lowly Canadian Tour, starts out all even with David Duval and Phil Mickelson...
    Local qualifiers shoot for state golf title (06/12/02)
    Dalhousie Golf Club plans to open for play for members and their guests on Tuesday, but four members will miss it to compete in the 95th Missouri Amateur Championship in Springfield, Mo. Mark Allen, Mark McDowell, Cord Dombrowski and Alan Dombrowski will be among 156 competitors vying for the title of Missouri's top male amateur player. ...
    Sports digest 6/12/02 (06/12/02)
    AREA DAWSON SPRINGS HANDS CAPAHAS THEIR FIRST DEFEAT DAWSON'S SPRINGS, Ky. -- The Craftsman Union Capahas had nine hits but couldn't score in their first loss of the season Tuesday at Dawson Springs, Ky. Tristen McDonald, Tom Bolen, Denver Stuckey and Zach Borowiak each had two hits for the Capahas (4-1)...
    Almond, raspberry braid makes fine brunch fare (06/12/02)
    The braided effect of this almond bread is impressive, but the recipe can easily guide you through the process of making it. The taste is worth the effort: Almond paste and raspberries are a perfect pairing. Enjoy the braid at brunch, or slice and munch whenever hunger demands...
    Learn more about lettuce for a perfect salad (06/12/02)
    The Culinary Institute of America HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Salads appear on the menu in so many ways today that one might imagine salads had been invented by this generation of chefs. In fact, salads have played a key role throughout culinary history. The word salad is derived from the Roman word for salt; records show that the ancient Greeks also enjoyed fresh green salads...
    Secondary smoke a danger to pets (06/12/02)
    jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: My father is a heavy smoker. I have noticed that Max, my Pekinese, always seems to wheeze and cough for several days after he leaves. I have never thought much about this before because it has never been bad. The past few months, Dad has been spending more time with us and Max's cough seems to be getting worse. Is it possible secondary smoke could be causing the problem?...
    Time to stop being crazy about food (06/12/02)
    I had an epiphany a couple weeks ago. That's nothing strange. Trouble is, they don't change my life in any lasting fashion. Except this time. Really. And it's only fair that I share this epiphany with the rest of the world, or at least anyone bored enough to listen. Ready?...
    Blueberry cream pie a great way to use fresh fruit (06/12/02)
    smcclanahan Today marks a new decade of birthdays for me as I enter the forties. Today I celebrate my 40th birthday with you. Tonight my husband wants to go out for dinner, which makes me wonder what's going on, as we never go out to eat. With five other siblings ahead of me that have already entered their forties, and knowing what all I did to them, it makes me nervous that I will be away from our home and wonder what I will come home to. ...
    Edible beauty (06/12/02)
    "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," said Shakespeare. But after a recent visit to Holland's Floriade, the once-in-a-decade event that is a veritable World's Fair of flowers, I got to wondering if it would still taste as good. The Floriade, which runs until mid-October, showcases more than 300 floral exhibits from around the world. ...
    Alice Hayes (06/12/02)
    Alice Hayes, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the home of a daughter. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Jewell Stephens (06/12/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jewell Irene Stephens, 87, of Chaffee died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born July 30, 1914, at Deering, Mo., daughter of John and Florence Jackson Alsup. She and Ralph Stephens were married Dec. 11, 1943, at Chaffee. He died Dec. 27, 1975...
    Robert Bower (06/12/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert G. Bower, 64, of Sikeston died Monday, June 10, 2002, at Sikeston Health Care. He was born Dec. 7, 1937, in East St. Louis, Ill. Bower was a pianist for Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronnie Milsap in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Graveside service was held Tuesday at Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, with Glenda Cato officiating...
    Gladys Callow (06/12/02)
    BELL CITY, Mo. -- Funeral for Gladys Callow of Bell City will be held at 10 a.m. today at Hooe Baptist Church near Oran, Mo. The Rev. Ed Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Garden near Morley, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements...
    Erica Reed (06/12/02)
    Erica Dawn Reed, 19, of Aiken, S.C., died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Mark and Mary Reed. Reed had lived in Aiken since 1987. She was a 2000 graduate of Aiken High School and was a member of the school band and girls softball team. She was a member of Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene...
    Walter Calvert (06/12/02)
    CLARKTON, Mo. -- Walter Marion Calvert, 70, of Clarkton died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Lucian Foster and Minnie Belle Powers Calvert. He and Lola Cook were married March 21, 1957, at Greenville, Mo...
    Connie Brown (06/12/02)
    GODFREY, Ill. -- Connie S. Brown, 64, of Godfrey, Ill., and formerly of Karnak, Ill., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at the Elmwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Maryville, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
    Births 6/12/02 (06/12/02)
    Cook Son to Jeremiah Hamilton and Erin Michelle Cook of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002. Name, Bryce William Leslie. Weight, 8 pounds 8 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Cook is the former Erin Jenkins, daughter of Tony and Liana Jenkins of Advance. She is employed by Dr. David Crowe. Cook is the son of Kieth and Teresa Cook of Delta, Mo. He is employed at Nordenia USA Inc...
    Cape fire report 6/12 (06/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 12 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 3 p.m., an extrication on Interstate 55, canceled. At 3:06 p.m., a gas odor at 100 Country Club Drive. At 4:15 p.m., a motor vehicle accident and emergency medical service at Southern Expressway and Highway 61 South...
    Cape police report 6/12/02 (06/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 12 DWIStephen Gregory Todd, 32, 414 N. West End, was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsThomas Henry Murray, 34, 522 S. Ellis, was arrested Monday for driving with a revoked license and no proof of insurance...
    Out of the past 6/12/02 (06/12/02)
    10 years ago: June 12, 1992 Riverfest, Cape Girardeau's celebration of its downtown heritage, has come long way since it started in 1979 as fish fry on riverfront; Riverfest '92 kicks off in afternoon; highlighting this year's festivities, in addition to return of "Spirit of Riverfest" riverboat, are Dixianna, a country music band, and Yesterday As The Beatles...
    Looking for answers at Agee UMC (06/12/02)
    By the Rev. J. Brent Mustoe I have read with great interest the recent articles and letters concerning Agee United Methodist Church near Poplar Bluff, Mo. Much of the information has been accurate. However, some of the information has been inaccurate. I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience with Agee UMC...
    Wait for upturn instead of using city reserves (06/12/02)
    There is little doubt that Cape Girardeau is facing a financial pinch. The city's department heads have explained how their needs are not being met. Equipment is out of date. Buildings are too small. Repairs are being put off. But in the budget currently under consideration, all of the city programs for residents are still there...
    SEMO Booster Club looking for support (06/12/02)
    It was a long fall and even longer winter for Southeast Missouri State University sports fans, but the baseball team made this spring a season to remember. The team went to the NCAA finals in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A few days later, professional teams also recognized the depth of talent. ...
    Speak Out A 06/12/02 (06/12/02)
    Low county salaries AND I quote: "Cape Girardeau and Jackson chamber of commerce officials say the data also reflect the economic health of an area. They say their cities and the county as a whole are in good shape financially." "The median income in Cape Girardeau County climbed by nearly $12,000 over the past decade." Yet Cape Girardeau County employees earn some of the lowest salaries in Southeast Missouri. Disgraceful...
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