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Stories from Friday, June 21, 2002

Consultant hiring holds as decision anticipated (06/21/02)
JUVENILE DETENTION By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Commission put the brakes on a contract to hire a $61,000 juvenile detention center consultant until commissioners see a state ruling that could help them determine whether to build a new center and, if so, how much to spend...
Limited smallpox vaccination get recommended by panel (06/21/02)
The Washington Post ATLANTA -- A panel of scientific experts that advises the federal government Thursday recommended that a small number of health-care workers in each state -- perhaps 20,000 Americans in all -- be vaccinated against smallpox. "We had to base our decisions on what we were told, which is that the risk of an attack is low," said Natalie Smith, a California state public health official and a member of the 15-member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
Probe ends into Clinton orders for clemency (06/21/02)
NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors closed their investigation Thursday into whether former President Clinton's grant of clemency to four swindlers was political payback arranged by his wife, now-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. U.S. Attorney James B. Comey said that his office had ended its investigation with no charges filed...
Teachers get taught through MAP scoring (06/21/02)
MISSOURI ASSESSMENT PROGRAM BY HEATHER KRONMUELLER ~ Southeast Missourian SIKESTON, Mo. -- Teachers from across Missouri exchanged three weeks of their summer vacations to grade Missouri Assessment Program tests, hoping to learn more about the annual exam so they can help their students better prepare for it...
Auditor hopefuls discuss issues (06/21/02)
Republican Cape Girardeau County auditor candidates Matt Hopkins and David Ludwig discussed their views on issues ranging from party loyalty to sales tax revenue before the Cape Girardeau Pachyderm Club Thursday night at the Holiday Inn. Ludwig, a former Jackson alderman, and Hopkins, a Cape Girardeau city councilman, are vying in the Aug. 6 primary election for the spot vacated by Republican H. Weldon Macke...
Farmer dies after tractor hit by train (06/21/02)
A Cape Girardeau County farmer was killed Thursday afternoon after a tractor he was driving across rural railroad tracks was struck by an 87-car freight train. Earl Nabe, 82, was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital by helicopter, where he was pronounced dead at about 2:45 p.m., a little over an hour after the accident...
Corps to begin levee project (06/21/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Long known for its breath-taking view of the Mississippi River at one of its widest points, New Madrid will some day offer a scenic view of the town from the river. Proposed improvements to the riverfront are scheduled to begin later this summer following a meeting of officials from the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of New Madrid and the office of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson...
Region briefs 6/21 (06/21/02)
Bernie officer gets misconduct trial moved BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bernie, Mo., police officer will stand trial in Dunklin County on a sexual misconduct charge involving five children who live in his Dexter, Mo., neighborhood. During a court appearance this week, Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp granted a change of venue in Randy Alan Barnes' case. The 38-year-old is charged with sexual misconduct involving a child...
Amtrak repairs will mean delays on KC-St. Louis route (06/21/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Amtrak riders between Kansas City and St. Louis can expect delays this summer as major repairs begin on the track that runs between the two cities. Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the track, will start $12.3 million in repairs July 1. The repairs will take until the end of the year and are concentrated on the eastern half of the line, but they will affect service across Missouri...
Holcomb June Fest under way (06/21/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat HOLCOMB, Mo. -- Rides have been set up and activities have begun for the third annual June Fest in the Holcomb Community Park. Each night of the June Fest, $100 will be given away, plus other prizes including tickets to shows in Branson, Mo...
Mayor asks court to overturn Cardwell board's impeachment (06/21/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A civil lawsuit has been filed in Dunklin County Circuit Court by the man who was impeached and removed from office last month in Cardwell, Mo. David Bishop wants the court to overturn his impeachment and removal as mayor by Cardwell aldermen. He wants to be reinstated as mayor...
Woman sought for questioning in murder (06/21/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities are looking for a woman for questioning in connection with Randy E. Waltman's death in December. The case has "definitely not been forgotten and it's not going to be forgotten," said Butler County Sheriff Bill Heaton...
Man arrested in car scheme (06/21/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man wanted in a scheme to sell non-existent vehicles at discounted rates to reward people for their religious faith has been arrested in Los Angeles. James R. Nichols, 26, of Carson, Calif., was taken into custody Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Missouri...
Man convicted in woman's death (06/21/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Carl Junction man was convicted Thursday of murder for slitting a woman's throat and dumping her body under a Greene County bridge. A Greene County jury deliberated less than two hours Thursday before finding Leroy Norman guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the July 2000 death of Lauren Wallis, 34...
State Farm temporarily cuts new homeowners policies (06/21/02)
Staff and wire reports Losses in State Farm Insurance Co.'s home insurance business have prompted the company to limit or even halt the sale of new homeowner policies in more than 20 states where storms and other problems have caused claims to soar...
More projects in area could get road funds (06/21/02)
By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Voter approval of a proposed tax package for transportation could pay for a number of Southeast Missouri road projects not specifically identified in the spending plan state transportation officials will use to build support for the measure...
State strips accreditation for Niangua School District (06/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State education officials stripped the accreditation of the rural Niangua School District on Thursday because of poor student test scores. The southern Missouri district is the only one of the state's 524 school systems now lacking accreditation and will have two years to improve or face a potential state takeover...
3 die in van-train crash (06/21/02)
BUCKLIN, Mo. -- Three adults were killed and a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured Thursday when a motorist pulled into the path of a train, officers said. The accident occurred when the mini-van, driven by Elizabeth Seymour, 58, of Olathe, Kan., collided with the Burlington Northern Sante Fe train. ...
Bush offers support to Sharon in crisis (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush telephoned a message of support Thursday to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel and demanded action by Yasser Arafat to curb terror. In the conversation with Sharon, "the president reiterated his determination to push for peace and to find a way to provide more security for Israel and hope for the Palestinian people," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said...
People talk 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
Vanna White seeks amicable divorce LOS ANGELES -- "Wheel of Fortune's" Vanna White has filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years because of irreconcilable differences. Her divorce petition, filed May 15 in Superior Court, indicates she and restaurateur George Santo Pietro separated in November. They were married in Aspen, Colo., on New Year's Eve 1990 and have two children, an 8-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl...
Diseases thrive in warmer climates around world (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Climate warming is allowing disease-causing bacteria, viruses and fungi to move into new areas where they may harm species as diverse as lions and snails, butterflies and humans, a study suggests. Pathogens that have been restricted by seasonal temperatures can invade new areas and find new victims as the climate warms and winters grow milder, researchers say in a study in the journal Science...
Ballot board weighs party fund raising (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Setting new rules to govern fund raising starting next year, federal regulators Thursday discussed the possibility of letting national political parties continue to raise large union and corporate donations to defend themselves in the case of lawsuits...
Ashcroft criticized after gay speech (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Two conservative groups assailed Attorney General John Ashcroft on Thursday for allowing his top deputy to speak to a group of Justice Department employees that advocates gay, lesbian and bisexual rights. Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson spoke briefly at the meeting Wednesday night in the department's Great Hall, where most formal events are held. ...
President not informed during plane evacuation (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and his wife were not relocated -- or even informed -- when many others in the White House were evacuated because of an approaching wayward airplane, his spokesman disclosed Thursday. FBI officials concluded the pilot made an innocent navigational error when he flew his small plane into restricted airspace Wednesday night, prompting a partial evacuation of the presidential mansion and the scrambling of two F-16s from Andrews Air Force Base...
High court opinion supports patients (06/21/02)
By Gina Holland ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that patients in 42 states can demand an unbiased second opinion when their HMO says no to a surgery or treatment. The court's 5-4 decision was hailed by some as a safety net at a time when Congress remains gridlocked on a patients' rights bill. Others said it only illustrated the need for a national standard...
U.S. trade deficit hits record (06/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Americans' appetite for foreign-made cars, TVs and clothes propelled the U.S. trade deficit to a record $35.9 billion in April. The deficit was 10.7 percent higher than the $32.5 billion trade gap reported for March, the Commerce Department reported Thursday...
Hospital helicopter crashes in Nebraska (06/21/02)
NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) -- A pilot was killed when a medical helicopter crashed while trying to make an emergency landing at an airport Friday. Two other people -- a nurse and a paramedic -- were taken to the local hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known, Police Capt. Leon Chapman said...
Man wanted in Utah girl's disappearance caught (06/21/02)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Bret Edmunds, the drifter wanted for questioning in the abduction of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart, has been caught in West Virginia, police said. Edmunds is in a Martinsburg, W.Va., hospital being treated for a drug overdose, Salt Lake City police Sgt. Fred Louis said...
Merck, IBM concerns prompt latest selloff (06/21/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks tumbled on yet another spate of bad corporate news and fears of terrorism Friday, giving Wall Street its fifth straight losing week and pulling the major indexes closer to their post-Sept. 11 lows. The Dow Jones industrials suffered their third straight triple-digit loss...
Forest Service worker pleads innocent of fire (06/21/02)
DENVER -- U.S. Forest Service employee Terry Barton pleaded innocent Thursday to charges she set the biggest wildfire in Colorado history. A judge set bail at $600,000, but ordered Barton not to leave the state or enter a forest. She did not immediately post bond...
Execution of retarded barred by court (06/21/02)
By Charles Lane ~ The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Thursday abolished the execution of mentally retarded offenders, imposing one of the most significant restrictions on who could be given the death penalty since the court permitted states to resume capital punishment in 1976...
'Monster' fire chases residents, firefighters from Arizona town (06/21/02)
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- A huge fire in the tinder-dry forests of eastern Arizona raced through a hastily abandoned town Thursday, chasing firefighters off the line and prompting an evacuation warning for thousands of nearby residents. "This is a monster," said Jim Paxon, a U.S. Forest Service fire information officer...
Mexican workers pay for job success (06/21/02)
TIJUANA, Mexico -- Cesiah Ruiz Brena came to Tijuana in 1989, deliriously happy to get a job at a new Japanese factory. Her work space was grand, the lights were bright and the pay was unimaginably good: $100 a week to start. But after 13 years during which her wages rose to $200 a week, Ruiz Brena lost her job on June 1. ...
Afghan campaign turns to winning hearts and minds (06/21/02)
KUCHE KAN, Afghanistan -- Sipping green tea near a mosque, an American sergeant chatted with an Afghan village elder about digging wells. Up the hill, a British military dentist pulled an ailing villager's rotted tooth. With fewer al-Qaida or Taliban fighters to be found, this is what the war in Afghanistan is becoming...
Israel calls up reserve soldiers (06/21/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel called up reserve soldiers Thursday and detained many Palestinian men and youths for questioning after troops entered Palestinian towns in a widening military response to a wave of suicide attacks. After nightfall, suspected Palestinian infiltrators took hostages in a house in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, near the city of Nablus, killing four Israelis and wounding at eight others, settlers and rescue workers said...
Young boys rent themselves as passengers (06/21/02)
GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip -- The Israeli roadblock at Gush Katif has opened opportunities to some enterprising Palestinians, among them young boys who "rent" themselves to drivers. The Israeli army requires at least three passengers per vehicle, a safety precaution meant to reduce the risk that a vehicle will be used for a suicide attack, the Palestinians explained...
Resentments rise at Israeli roadblock (06/21/02)
GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip -- The four-hour wait at an Israeli roadblock had left Wafa Ashur exhausted and enraged -- again. In her arms, she held her 8-month-old daughter, Rawiya. Wedged between her and another passenger in the stifling taxi was her 5-year-old son, Saado, his eyes dulled with boredom and fatigue. ...
Euro hits two-year high against U.S. dollar (06/21/02)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The euro rose to its highest level against the dollar in two years, edging above 96 U.S. cents Thursday as traders dumped the greenback over fears about the growing U.S. trade deficit and wobbly stock market. The shared European currency closed at 95.92 cents after climbing to 96.45 cents in afternoon European trading, its highest since June 2000, when it hit 96.53 cents...
Angels hold off late rally, avoid Cards' sweep (06/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals just missed winning for Jack Buck one last time. After an estimated 10,000 mourners filed past Buck's casket near home plate and the longtime broadcaster was honored in a memorial service, the Cardinals threatened in the ninth inning before failing to sweep the Anaheim Angels in a 3-2 loss Thursday...
Cardinals, fans say goodbye to 'a winner' (06/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Jack Buck's impact on St. Louis was made crystal clear Thursday as thousands of mourners streamed past his closed casket near home plate at Busch Stadium. Fans, many dressed in Cardinal red and some of them weeping openly, paid their respects to the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for nearly a half-century. Buck died Tuesday night after 5 1-2 months in a hospital...
NHL approves spectator safety nets (06/21/02)
TORONTO -- NHL arenas will have a different look next season as part of the league's response to safety concerns for fans. Netting will be hung behind the goals following the death last March of a 13-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a puck...
Sports digest 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
Colleges
  • Baseball coach Dave Van Horn will leave Nebraska to become head coach at Arkansas, ESPN reported. Van Horn did not return calls made by The Associated Press to his home and cell phone. Nebraska sports information director Chris Anderson said she had no information and could not confirm the report. Officials at the University of Arkansas also could not be reached. Speculation that Van Horn might leave Nebraska had been the talk of football-crazy Lincoln...
  • Shopping for your vote - This race is mall-bound (06/21/02)
    Shopping for votes The Heisman Trophy campaign for Florida quarterback Rex Grossman is beginning not on billboards or the internet, but at the shopping mall. This year, the Gators are foregoing tradition by selling replicas of Grossman's No. 8 Florida jersey at sporting goods stores, hoping the sales will draw him some attention before the season starts...
    Outdoors digest 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
    Area cave fish could be added to endangered list The grotto sculpin, a small fish found only in a few cave streams in Southeast Missouri, has been designated a candidate to be considered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for addition to the list of endangered and threatened species...
    Feeling froggy? This is your time of the season (06/21/02)
    When the sun sets Saturday, the life of a bullfrog will become a little more challenging. Those large legs he uses to avoid predators are also an exquisite delicacy desired by many hunters, and the deep croaking sound of bullfrogs mixed with the continuos peeping tone of small frogs signals the approach of frog hunting season...
    Soccer is kicking at the wrong door (06/21/02)
    So sorry to be the naysayer in a nation that Tuesday breathlessly proclaimed soccer to be the once and again "it" sport -- all the newspapers said so, and if we printed it, you'd hope it were true --but the idea is just ridiculous. Actually, I'm not sorry at all. ...
    Local sports digest 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
    Capahas give up big lead early, fall on the road The Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas (9-4) lost to the Southern Illinois Merchants 12-4 on Thursday. The Merchants scored seven runs in the first inning and had a nine-to-nothing lead after two innings. Josh Eftink had a home run. Denver Stuckey went 2-for-4 and pitched the seventh and eight innings. Brody Morris suffered the loss...
    Goodbye to the greatest Redbird of them all (06/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau resident Pat Heckert was among local residents who attended Thursday's public memorial service for Jack Buck at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. By Pat Heckert ~ For the Southeast Missourian ST. LOUIS -- His family came...
    Splendid space (06/21/02)
    One-owner home offers great plenty of storage, unique architecture. By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Beginnings are not always easy these days. Especially when it comes to finding that first house. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither are dream houses...
    Death angel quiets gentle voices (06/21/02)
    The death angel paid a visit several days ago to the small community of Ellsinore, Mo., which you can find on a map if you follow U.S. 60 west from Poplar Bluff as the highway crosses part of the Mark Twain National Forest on its way to Van Buren. The population of Ellsinore and the surrounding farms and hills all put together would be fewer than 1,000 hardy souls. ...
    'Minority Report' grabs Cruise and Spielberg (06/21/02)
    LOS ANGELES Cruise and Spielberg, together on the same bill. Took long enough. Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg -- friends since the actor shot to stardom with 1983's "Risky Business" and joined the director as one of the demigods of modern Hollywood -- spent years kicking around ideas for a joint project...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Scooby-Doo' (06/21/02)
    HH Scooby-Doo lovers who see this movie will know that this two-star rating is generous. This movie lacks the same wholesome qualities that the cartoon offers. Matthew Lillard is wonderful as Shaggy (he alone makes seeing this movie worth your money and your time) but the other members of the mystery-solving team have personalities very different from their cartoon counterparts. ...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Scooby-Doo' (06/21/02)
    HHH Who do you call when you have ghost problems and no Ghostbusters? You call Scooby-Doo and the Gang of Mystery, Inc. "Scooby-Doo" is based off the zany cartoon series of the '70s. Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo are all back -- well, sort of back -- on screen. The mystery is to find out what keeps turning college students into zombies at a theme park called Spooky Island...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Scooby-Doo' (06/21/02)
    HHHH Where can you find 100-plus wide-eyed, quiet kids erupting with intermittent laughter? At the movie with mom or dad watching Scooby Doo and Mystery Inc. solve another mystery, of course. Mystery Inc. is a group of diverse personalities who work somewhat together to solve the mystery on Spooky Island...
    Drama students settle in for summer stock in Ohio (06/21/02)
    Well, I've been in Ohio only a little over a week and it seems like months. We have been endlessly busy -- holding auditions, casting shows and already getting into rehearsals by Sunday. Our arrival to Bowling Green was an absolute blast. Meagan, Janel, Mikey and I were gradually introduced to the various other students who had showed up early for load-in -- students from colleges all over, including Mizzou, Hillsdale College, Bowling Green State University, the University of Hartford -- everywhere. ...
    Helping children find their voice (06/21/02)
    During a rehearsal for an imminent production, director Janet Presson encourages some children to sing louder even though they're using microphones. If for some reason the microphones don't work during one of the performances, she says, shout. There is one exception...
    Over my dead body 6/21 (06/21/02)
    Here are the 10 songs Breita Church of Cape Girardeau can't live without: 1. "One of These Days" -- Emmylou Harris I have sung along with Emmylou for over 25 years. This song speaks of finding peace of mind one of these days. At this moment in my life I am the closest I have ever been to finding that peace...
    Cape native representing former Sikeston author (06/21/02)
    Robbie Robison graduated from Central High School in 1950 and took a master's degree in administration from Southeast. He also wrote a column for the Bulletin-Journal newspaper called "Common Sense." Robison has had a varied career that includes military service aboard four different submarines, a stint as manager of a rockabilly act and now a career as a literary agent based in Nashville, Tenn...
    Darrell Lauderdale (06/21/02)
    WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Darrell E. Lauderdale, 65, of Wolf Lake died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, on arrival at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Aug. 27, 1936, at Temple Hill, Ill., son of Albert and Irene Parks Lauderdale. He and Velma J. Harper were married March 9, 1963, in Vienna, Ill...
    Marcello Bairani Jr. (06/21/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Marcello L. Bairani Jr., 63, of Jackson died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1938, in New York City, N.Y., son of Marcello L. and Virginia Tosses Bairani Sr. He and Isabel R. Rodriguez were married April 11, 1991...
    Carl Brant (06/21/02)
    Carl Edward Brant, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo.
    Jack Parsons (06/21/02)
    Clinton H. "Jack" Parsons, the youngest son of Joseph W. and Matilda Sanders Parsons, was born near Herrin, Ill., Feb. 19, 1910, and passed away June 19, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. A 75-year resident of Stoddard County, he is survived by three children, C.H. Parsons Jr., Lydia E. Temples, Lurlyn Jo Daniel; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; and a host of friends...
    Irene L. Siemers (06/21/02)
    Irene Lucille Siemers, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at her home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
    Iceal Brewer (06/21/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Iceal E. Brewer, 89, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 19, 1913, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of William and Rosella Lancaster Mowry. She and Jesse S. Brewer were married July 4, 1932...
    Samuel DeHaven (06/21/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Samuel R. DeHaven, 82, of Cairo died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Daystar Care Center. He was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Paducah, Ky., son of Sam and Ethel Bird DeHaven. He married Anne Mattingly. DeHaven served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as chief master sergeant. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War...
    Dr. George Davault (06/21/02)
    Dr. George Davault, 77, of Richmond, Mo., died Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1924, in Allenville, Mo., son of Webster W. and Anna Jenkins Davault. He and Jean Russell of Cape Girardeau were married May 28, 1948. Davault received an A.B. ...
    Births 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
    Henson Son to David W. and Linda D. Henson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:42 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002. Name, Cody Austin. Weight, 5 pounds 12 1/2 ounces. Mrs. Henson is the former Linda Seyer, daughter of Charlie and Millie Seyer of Jackson, Mo. She is an inventory specialist at Southeast Missouri State University. Henson is the son of Don and Susan Henson of Cape Girardeau, and the late Sandy Henson. He is an auto technician at Pro Auto Service...
    Cape fire report 6/21 (06/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, June 21 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 3:37 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3 Doctors Park. At 4:27 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1009 N. West End Blvd. At 10:20 p.m., an emergency medical service at 3439 William St...
    Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (06/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man was arrested Thursday on drug charges. Michael T. Dunn, 22, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $200,000.
    Sikeston woman charged in death of infant daughter (06/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman whose 2-month-old daughter was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center with a head trauma Wednesday has been charged with murdering another daughter who died in February. Samantha Jean Lewis, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death Feb. 10 of her 11-month-old daughter, Alexia Lewis, and has been charged with assaulting two other daughters...
    Cape police report 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, June 21 SummonsMari E. Laclere, 55, 418 S. Benton, was issued a summons for an animal at large. TheftA check and bank statement were reported stolen at 607 N. Sprigg. A silver 1999 Mercedes C2800 was reported stolen at 385 Siemers Drive...
    Out of the past 6/21/02 (06/21/02)
    10 years ago: June 21, 1992 The Rev. Brant V. Hazlett takes over his new duties as rector of Christ Episcopal Church; Hazlett comes to Cape Girardeau from Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pa., where he has served as rector of Church of the Advent in Jeannette; originally ordained as Roman Catholic priest, he was ordained in Episcopal Church in 1990...
    Why the death tax lives (06/21/02)
    By Stephen J. Entin ~ From The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Senate kept the death tax alive. Due to phase down and then expire in 2010, the death tax will be miraculously resurrected in 2011 at its full punitive rate of up to 55 percent, thanks to the sunset provision imposed by Congress on the Bush tax bill last year. ...
    New bridge - Completion is finally in sight (06/21/02)
    A project like the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is a massive and complicated project. Six years after construction started, the Missouri Department of Transportation says the bridge is on target to be completed by the fall of 2003 -- or just a little more than a year from now...
    U.S. soccer team is building interest (06/21/02)
    A lot of jokes are being made about U.S. interest in soccer as the World Cup advances toward a final showdown. While most of you are reading this editorial this morning, the U.S. team is playing the German team in the quarterfinals. In European and Latin American countries, soccer is the sport that consumes fans. ...
    Spay, neuter - Unwanted litters teach hard lesson (06/21/02)
    To the editor: "Free for the taking" ads for kittens have been swelling in the past few weeks. It's sad to see so many unwanted puppies and kittens, mostly from mixed-breed animals. Owning a cat or dog does not give us a license for negligence or carelessness...
    Speak out 6/18 (06/21/02)
    Bus the students I WONDER if the school board has given any thought to having the students not drive their cars to the new high school until this street work is finished. They could park their cars somewhere like Mr. K's parking lot or the old high school lot and be picked up there by bus. This would not interfere with the workers trying to get this street completed before winter time. This is a possibility...
    Speak Out A 06/21/02 (06/21/02)
    Still footing the bill THANKS TO the Catholic bishops conference, abusive priests will continue to be allowed to remain priests, the American bishops who reassigned the abusers will get to keep their jobs and the faithful parishioners will be privileged to continue to pay all their salaries. What a world we live in...
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