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Stories from Saturday, June 22, 2002

New county detention center ruled out by panel (06/22/02)
A state ruling released Friday said no need exists for a new detention center in Cape Girardeau, but then went on to require that the county more than double its funding for juvenile operations. The ruling, made by the Missouri Judicial Finance Commission, also said that any money left over in the juvenile operation coffers would have to be returned each year to general revenue and could not be rolled over for use the following year...
Pilot takes serious airport art seriously by creating 'rose' (06/22/02)
GIVING DIRECTIONS By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian If he had followed protocol, pilot Jack Rickard says, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport's huge new navigational aid might have cost $8,000 in survey work and labor. Doing it himself cost about $800 and the city nothing...
SOCCER FANS' CUP RUNS OVERTIME (06/22/02)
Early morning and late night World Cup games have created sleepless sports fans nationwide, and in Cape Girardeau By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian For about two early morning hours, Bryan Ross and a group of friends sat in front of the big screen in his basement engrossed in soccer...
State terrorism law amends freedom of information code (06/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just-completed summaries by Missouri House Research officials of legislation approved in this year's General Assembly provide important details on how the state intends to cope with new domestic threats and other safety concerns after the Sept. 11 bombings...
Palestinian Christian to speak on Islam (06/22/02)
Western Christians cannot comprehend the tension in the Middle East because they don't understand Muslim theology or history, says a Palestinian-born pastor. The Rev. Nabil Nour was born in Nazareth, Israel, and now lives in Armour, S.D. He is spending two weeks at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis to complete his doctorate, and will speak from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. The meeting is part of an area Lutheran convocation. The public is invited to attend...
St. Louis County employee sentenced in bribery scandal (06/22/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A former St. Louis County employee who worked as a supervisor of taxicab "starters" at Lambert Airport was placed on probation for two years and fined $500 for taking bribes from a taxi company, U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender said Friday...
Agency- No rule violation in nursing home deaths (06/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A review of five deaths at an Ashland nursing home in 1990s did not find any rule violations, but a state official said Friday the information would be shared with a prosecutor handling the multiple murder case of former nurse Richard Williams...
Nursing home suit goes forward against Holden (06/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit challenging Gov. Bob Holden's $20.7 million cut to nursing homes will move forward but won't stop the state from spending the money on other things. After a brief hearing Friday, Cole County Circuit Judge Thomas Brown issued a temporary restraining order preserving the appropriation authority for the money in case nursing homes later win their case...
Southern Illinois children find relics in home of freed slaves (06/22/02)
MILLER'S GROVE, Ill. --In the Shawnee National Forest sixth-grader Cody Webb grabbed a piece of glass out of the ground Friday in the ruins of this settlement of freed slaves and held it high against the sun. "I found something!" the 11-year-old yelled to 10 other children unearthing what's left of a 19th century cottage buried in this remote corner of Southern Illinois...
Religion Briefs 6/22 (06/22/02)
Gospel concert comes to Anna church June 29 ANNA, Ill. -- Jerome Green and the Voices of Triumph will be featured at a 7 p.m. concert June 29 at Anna Heights Baptist Church. A tragic accident last July on Interstate 57 near Dongola first brought the gospel group to southern Illinois. The group's return to the area is an act of gratitude for the care they received following the accident, when two members were killed...
religion calendar 6/22 (06/22/02)
Sunday Allenville Baptist Church will have the Beal Family at its 10:45 a.m. service. A covered dish meal will be held at noon. Hope Baptist Church in Oran, Mo., will have the New Creations choir at 11 a.m. The men's choir is from Teen Challenge International of Mid-America...
3-year-old's dream comforts family after death (06/22/02)
Dear Lee: My sister-in-law, Cindy, had a grandfather who was 87 years old. Her daughter, Madeline, who just turned 3 years old, always liked playing with her great-grandpa. He'd sit in front of the television and let her pile stuffed animals around him or "dress" him up in funny hats. ...
Governor signs bill changing election laws (06/22/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden has signed into law a bill revising Missouri's elections laws in response to state and national troubles during the 2000 elections. The law signed Friday allows people whose eligibility is questioned to cast provisional ballots. It also requires voters to show some sort of identification...
Vietnam wall's replica visiting at Bloomfield through Sunday (06/22/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., is set up at Bloomfield at the Stars and Stripes Museum and Library on Highway 25. It will be open through Sunday. The moving memorial, which is 250 feet long and lists the names of 58,220 people killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War, is set up near the museum and is open 24 hours a day. There is no charge to view the wall...
Moving (06/22/02)
After their climactic decision to oust clerical sex abusers from the daily life of the church, America's Roman Catholic bishops returned home with years of work still ahead if they are to abate the molestation crisis. They must now expel abusers from parishes and other workplaces, and -- in the long term -- attend to the difficult task of tying down the many loose ends in their new reform policy. Among the items on that "to do" list:...
state briefs 4a 6/22 (06/22/02)
Talent: Carnahan's workers comp not issue COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sen. Jean Carnahan's likely opponent for re-election says workers compensation payments she is receiving for the death of her husband are not an issue. Carnahan was appointed to the Senate after her husband, former Gov. Mel Carnahan, was elected posthumously in 2000. She must be elected in her own right to retain the seat and will likely face Republican Jim Talent...
High-tech truth Latest devices put more people's honesty to the (06/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The world is becoming a trickier place for people who tell lies -- even little white ones. From thermal-imaging cameras, designed to read guilty eyes, to brain-wave scanners, which essentially watch a lie in motion, the technology of truth-seeking is leaping forward...
Court's death penalty ruling expected to spur appeals (06/22/02)
Ramon Martinez-Villareal's IQ measures somewhere between 50 and 60, and he can't read or speak in complex sentences. From his cell on Arizona's death row, he spends hours copying Bible passages he doesn't understand and gives them to his attorney...
Four Rite Aid Corp. executives indicted in plan to inflate prof (06/22/02)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Three former Rite Aid Corp. executives were indicted Friday for allegedly falsifying the books in a scheme that inflated the drugstore chain's profits by $1.6 billion and forced the biggest restatement of corporate earnings in U.S. history...
Bush-Cheney fund-raising tally boosted to over $100 million (06/22/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- President Bush put the 2002 fund-raising tally for himself and Vice President Dick Cheney over the $100 million mark Friday with a Florida dinner boosting brother Jeb Bush's gubernatorial re-election. The president, told by a reporter that his White House team has far outpaced Bill Clinton in the money chase, replied: "Thank you. I appreciate that compliment."...
Former chief of D-Day memorial charged with lying about amount (06/22/02)
ROANOKE, Va. -- The former president of the struggling National D-Day Memorial Foundation was charged with lying about the amount of donations his organization collected in an effort to secure money to build the $25 million monument. Richard Burrow, who stepped down last year for what he said were health reasons, is charged with four counts of fraud, U.S. Attorney John Brownlee said Friday...
Nation digest 06/22/02 (06/22/02)
Hospital helicopter crashes, killing three NORFOLK, Neb. -- A medical helicopter crashed during an emergency landing attempt Friday, killing all three people aboard, officials said. The helicopter had left a Norfolk hospital shortly after noon when it experienced a problem and tried to land at an airport three miles away...
Judge awards $15 million in damages in tobacco case against R.J (06/22/02)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Accusing tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds of failing to "repent of its ways," a federal judge awarded $15 million in punitive damages Friday to a former smoker who lost his legs to a circulatory disease he blamed on cigarettes. The order came after a jury in February awarded David Burton compensatory damages of $196,416...
FBI warns terrorists may use fuel tankers (06/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is advising law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists who could be plotting to use fuel tankers to attack Jewish schools and synagogues, a federal official said Friday. The law enforcement official, who asked not to be identified further, said the warning was sent to local police agencies Friday...
Brothers convicted of smuggling, sending profits to Hezbollah (06/22/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two brothers were convicted Friday of helping run a North Carolina-based support cell that funneled cigarette-smuggling profits to the militant group Hezbollah. Mohamad Hammoud, 28, accused of being the leader of the cell, was convicted of 16 counts that included providing material support to Hezbollah -- the first conviction under a 1996 federal law prohibiting aid to designated terrorist groups...
Man wanted for questioning in Utah abduction caught (06/22/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The drifter wanted for questioning in the kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was caught Friday at a West Virginia hospital after checking himself in under a fake name with drug-related liver failure. The capture of Bret Edmunds, 26, shed no immediate light on the June 5 abduction and police said again that he is not a suspect. But authorities said they hoped to talk with him and search his car...
Wind stirs fires into gobbling up lands in West (06/22/02)
45 MPH GUSTS By Foster Klug ~ The Associated Press SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- Fanned by blowtorch winds, two explosive wildfires took double-barreled aim at Arizona mountain towns Friday as firefighters desperately cleared brush and doused homes with flame-retardant foam...
U.S. students better at finding their place in world (06/22/02)
WHERE ARE WE? By Greg Toppo ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Give a group of fourth-graders a map of the world and only half can label the North Pole, South Pole and equator. Ask them why rock 'n' roll has spread all over the world and 70 percent can tell you...
Philippine guerrilla leader killed in firefight (06/22/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Abu Sabaya, the notorious leader of a Muslim guerrilla gang that terrorized the southern Philippines with a string of kidnappings, was presumed dead after a firefight at sea Friday with U.S.-trained forces. The 39-year-old headed a faction of the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group that abducted more than 100 people over the last year. ...
Israel admits error in deaths of 4 Palestinians (06/22/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- Israel said its forces erred Friday in firing tank shells on curfew violators in the West Bank, killing three children and a teacher. Angry Jewish settlers also killed a Palestinian during a rampage after a funeral for an Israeli family slain by infiltrators...
Minister faces task of cleaning up corrupt police (06/22/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- Charged with reforming a bankrupt police force rife with corruption, Afghanistan's new interior minister promised Friday to resign after seven months if he fails in his task. "This is my promise," Taj Mohammed Wardak, 81, told The Associated Press in Kabul. He said that if the Afghan police force is not a professional one by then, "I will leave."...
National spirit Mexico's snake tequila rattles the innards (06/22/02)
ENSENADA, Mexico -- Dropping into Francisco Dario's cantina in a remote canyon southeast of this tourist resort can be perilous. As the gray-haired jack-of-all-trades invites visitors into the establishment built in the shadow of Mount Pico del Diablo, he warns them not to tap on a jar containing an angry rattlesnake...
S. Carolina to play Texas for title (06/22/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Now South Carolina gets to play in the ultimate elimination game. The Gamecocks clinched a spot in the College World Series championship by beating state rival Clemson 10-2 Friday, one week after opening the tournament with an 11-0 loss to Georgia Tech...
Cards take a quick bow St. Louis loses 2-1 to Cubs in less than (06/22/02)
CHICAGO -- Jon Lieber didn't have to worry about much offense, but got what he needed from Fred McGriff. McGriff homered twice, and Lieber pitched a three-hitter as the Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Friday in the major leagues' fastest game of the season...
Castillo's streak hits 35 games (06/22/02)
MIAMI -- Luis Castillo extended his hitting streak to 35 games, tying Ty Cobb and two others for the 10th-longest in major league history, as the Florida Marlins beat Detroit 4-1 Friday night. Leading off the third inning, Castillo drilled a 2-0 pitch back at knuckleballer Steve Sparks (3-7). It ricocheted off Sparks' glove and rolled toward second base. There was no throw...
Love among trio tied for lead at Hartford (06/22/02)
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Davis Love III put his U.S. Open preparation to good use Friday in the Greater Hartford Open. Love shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 64 in breezy afternoon conditions for a share of the second-round lead with Briny Baird and Jonathan Kaye at 8-under 132...
Nation says last farewell to Buck (06/22/02)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- Joe Buck, who has somehow shown a knack for avoiding somber tones this week, found another way to lighten the mood at his father's funeral. Listening to his sister, Christine, pay tribute to Jack Buck with stories of his generosity and humanitarian efforts, Joe figured his speech was just not worthy...
wcup 6/22/02 (06/22/02)
ULSAN, South Korea -- When it was finally over, they collapsed on the ground in exhaustion, Americans and Germans alike. Then the chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" began and captain Claudio Reyna unfurled the Stars and Stripes for all of soccer to see. Yes, the United States lost 1-0 to Germany on Friday, ending a magical World Cup ride. But the Americans left winners...
briefly 6/22/02 (06/22/02)
AREA CAPE JUNIOR LEGION WINS TOURNEY OPENER Cape Junior Legion defeated Imperial 4-2 as the eight-team Cape Junior Legion Tournament opened Friday. Mark Johnston allowed just four hits as Cape improved to 17-10. Lee Essner and Mitch Craft each had two hits as Cape had five overall...
wcup glance 6/22/02 (06/22/02)
WORLD CUP GLANCE QUARTERFINALS n FridayBrazil 2, England 1 Germany 1, United States 0 Today Spain vs. South Korea, 1:30 a.m. Senegal vs. Turkey, 6:30 a.m., ESPNSEMIFINALS n Tuesday, June 25...
Circuit City pushing out VCR tapes in favor of DVD (06/22/02)
Soon, you'll no longer be able to buy movie videos at Circuit City. No more "Hunt for Red October," no more "Casablanca" -- at least not to play on your videocassette recorder. The nation's second-largest electronics retailer is phasing out sales of videotape movies as the chain makes way for the inevitability of DVD...
IRS plans to seek additional records on tax shelters (06/22/02)
WASHINGTON -- In an aggressive effort to shut down abusive corporate tax shelters, the Internal Revenue Service plans to begin demanding that companies and accountants turn over sensitive internal work papers that the agency in the past has largely left alone...
Lucille Wright (06/22/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lucille Wright, 94, of Advance died Friday, June 21, 2002, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1907, at Zadock, Mo., daughter of James and Minnie Bell Morris Duffey. She and Scott Wright were married Sept. 9, 1927, at Marble Hill, Mo. He died Jan. 7, 1991...
Earl Nabe (06/22/02)
Earl G. Nabe, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital from injuries received in a farm tractor-train accident. He was born Dec. 19, 1919, near Egypt Mills, Mo., son of Gus and Mabel Foeste Nabe. He and Erma Clara Exler were married July 1, 1941, at Benton, Mo. She died Jan. 30, 1997...
Carl Brant (06/22/02)
Funeral for Carl Edward Brant of Cape Girardeau will be held at 3 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo. The Rev. Rennie Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery at Scott City. Friends may call at the chapel after 11 a.m...
Robert Hampson (06/22/02)
SILVER LAKE, Mo. -- Robert J. "Bob" Hampson, 21, died Friday, June 21, 2002, in rural Perry County from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born June 19, 1981, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of John R. "Rick" and Mary A. Riney Hampson...
William Jenkins (06/22/02)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- William Jenkins, 75, of Advance was born Nov. 17, 1926, near Tillman in Stoddard County, the son of the late Freeman and Jewel Devore Jenkins. William passed away June 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. William graduated form Advance High School in 1945. ...
E.V. Feltz (06/22/02)
SERENO, Mo. -- E.V. "Shorty" Feltz, 86, of Sereno died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 3, 1916, at Lithium, Mo., son of Harrison and Mary A. Vessels Feltz. He married Mildred Hagan. Feltz was a retried watchman at Bilt Best...
Agnes Slinkard (06/22/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Funeral for Agnes Marie Slinkard of Marble Hill will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marble Hill United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Woods will officiate. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill. Friends may call at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill from 4 to 8 p.m. today...
Lena Brogan (06/22/02)
Lena Belle Brogan (Lena Belle Twaddell) passed away June 20, 2002. She was born Nov. 16, 1911, in Dade County, Mo. She was the wife of the late Dr. Micheal P. Brogan of Benton, Mo., and daughter of the late Lloyd and Frances Twaddell of Arcola, Mo. She was predeceased by her brother, Loren; sisters Mary, Retha and Katherine...
birthssat.sr 6/22 (06/22/02)
Hale Son to John and Shannon Hale of Altenburg, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:17 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2002. Name, Blake Thomas. Weight, 7 pounds 2 ounces. Second child. Mrs. Hale is the former Shannon Kidd, daughter of Mark and Brenda Gones of Gordonville, Mo. Hale is the son of Harold and Sheila Hale of McClure, Ill. He is a DBA at Nexstar Financial in St. Louis...
Perryville man killed; others seriously injured (06/22/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A young Perryville man was killed early Friday morning when the pickup truck he was riding in struck an embankment. Robert Hampson, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1 a.m. crash on Route T at the Saline Creek Bridge in Perry County...
sheriffs report for 6/22 (06/22/02)
Cape County Sheriff's Report Saturday, June 22 DWIKristina R. Burton, 37, Jackson, Mo., was arrested for DWI. Adam J. Wachter, 20, Altenburg, Mo., was arrested for a DWI. Joseph M. Kelley, 28, Cape Girardeau, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for DWI, driving while revoked and operating a motor vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility...
cape girardeau police report for 6/22 (06/22/02)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, June 22 ArrestsCharles Allen Russell, 24, 646 Terry Lane, was arrested Thursday for statutory sodomy. Jeremiah Ramone, 19, 1200 Cousin, was arrested Thursday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation and resisting arrest by fleeing lawful detention...
Out of the past 6/22/02 (06/22/02)
10 years ago: June 22, 1992 Ware, Ill. - Route 3 entrance road to Union County Wildlife Refuge, which was closed by Illinois Commerce Commission in 1983, is expected to reopen this year; commission issued approval for reopening of road recently in response to petition from Union County Board of Commissioners, which long has supported reopening, and Union County Road district; road, which crosses Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks, was closed following fatal train-car accident...
Shipping nuclear waste is irresponsible (06/22/02)
By Jim Hall WASHINGTON -- Sending as many as 100,000 rail, truck and barge shipments to the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump without a transportation plan is irresponsible. Before Sept. 11, transporting high-level nuclear waste through our cities and towns posed significant risks. After Sept. 11, those risks have multiplied, because each of these shipments has the potential to become a massive dirty bomb in the hands of terrorists...
Jackson chamber hands out its top honors (06/22/02)
The stars of the Jackson community were out Monday night for the chamber of commerce's most prestigious annual event: the presenting of the R.A. Fulenwider Meritorious Community Service Award. And the winner was ... Carl Talley, who began his career with the city as a street department worker. Talley went on to serve as city administrator for 22 years and retired in 1994 after a period of incredible and enviable growth in that city...
City seeks more input before sales-tax vote (06/22/02)
When times are tough and the Cape Girardeau City Council has to carefully weigh whether or not it can afford to give even 1 percent raises to city employees, it can be tempting to rush to a potential solution. In this case, the solution being considered is a tax increase recommended by a committee of city employees...
Carnahan favors immediate relief for small businesses and famil (06/22/02)
To the editor: Your June 16 editorial grossly mischaracterized my position on the estate tax, leaving your readers with the impression that I oppose repealing the estate tax for small businesses and family farms. That is simply not true. Your editorial stated, "Death shouldn't be a taxable event for small businesses and family farms." I couldn't agree more. ...
Speak Out A 06/22/02 (06/22/02)
Like winning a lottery WHY ARE people so opposed to the inheritance tax? Are there that many millionaires in Southeast Missouri? The only way regular people will be affected by the repeal of the inheritance tax is the ill affects it will have on Social Security and other services. ...
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