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Stories from Monday, June 24, 2002

Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (06/24/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 City Hall Public Hearings Hearing to consider the rezoning of 16.36 acres of land located at Broadridge Drive and West Independence St. from R-1 and R-2 (single family residential) District and R-3 (general residential) District to O-1 (professional office) District as submitted by the Southeast Missouri Medical Center Inc.Action Items...
Lutheran fraternal branches reach out in helping others (06/24/02)
The Aid Association for Lutherans and Lutheran Brotherhood does not take the "Aid" in its name lightly. The group is rarely in the headlines, but it is behind the scenes comfortably raising money for worthwhile causes or providing services to Missouri families, students, the elderly, ill and less fortunate...
Military digest 6/24/02 (06/24/02)
Cape woman completes U.S. Air Force course Tech. Sgt. Lisa (Rellergert) Haislip has completed a six-week course in business management and leadership at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Haislip received the distinguished graduate award and ranked in the top 10 percent of her class...
Community briefs 6/24/02 (06/24/02)
Rural restoration group sets conference dates Dates have been set for the annual Rural Restoration ADOPT Mission conference. The conference will be Feb. 14 through 16 at Sikeston. The event will mark the 13th year for the conference and the ninth year at Sikeston...
June 'purrfect' time to adopt cat (06/24/02)
She calls him "Big-Un." His head is bigger than the rest of his body, said Alaina Shroyer. A neurological disorder causes him to walk like he's indulged in one too many nips of catnip. Still, Big-Un is one happy cat. "He'll walk a few steps, fall down and get right back up," said Shroyer, who has owned this special cat for more than six months. Big-Un is one of the lucky ones. He found a home...
Results of last week's online poll (06/24/02)
The new Central High School opens Sept. 3, but the widening of Silver Springs Road in front of it is not likely to be finished by then. City officials cited a pledge to stick with the list of road project priorities, as well as the process of buying rights of way, for the delay. Last week, the Southeast Missourian Web site asked, "Do you think that Cape Girardeau officials are doing everything they can to finish the improvements to Silver Springs Road before school starts?" (176 votes)...
Cape's construction holding its own (06/24/02)
Despite the recent economic slowdown, the home construction business in the Cape Girardeau area hasn't suffered. Figures from the Cape Girardeau city manager's office show that building permits for single-family homes for 2001 have actually run slightly ahead of those issued in 2000...
Running out of space (06/24/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- By the end of the year, the Jackson Board of Education could have an idea of whether it is going to renovate its current high school campus, add on to some of the school's seven buildings or ask taxpayers to pay for a new campus somewhere else...
Jackson heritage group completes history book (06/24/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The "Jackson, Mo., Area History Book" went to the printer last week. Orders for the book, which will contain 410 family histories and more photographs, are being taken for a pre-Christmas arrival. The book also will include histories of Jackson sports teams, education, religion, social life, epidemics, disasters, pageants, parades, businesses and more. ...
Billboard draws fire from dairy, religious groups (06/24/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The billboard planned for Interstate 229 sounds inoffensive enough: A picture of a nursing child and a message promoting breast-feeding. But the infant in question is the Christ child, shown being breast-fed by his mother, Mary. And the message isn't just pro-breast-feeding, it's anti-milk...
Court lets deadbeat fathers dodge jail, help children (06/24/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Steve McMichael lived in his van, drank too much and owed thousands of dollars in child support. Disgusted with himself, the Raytown, Mo., man surrendered to Jackson County prosecutors in 1998, then started in an experimental court program that changed his life...
Four-year-old drowns near dock at Lake of the Ozarks (06/24/02)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- A 4-year-old Kansas City boy drowned Saturday morning when he jumped or fell off a private dock, the Missouri State Water Patrol said. Kevon Hennings, who didn't know how to swim, fell into about 6 feet of water, surfaced, then went back under, said Doug Kissinger, who patrols Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake for the Missouri State Water Patrol...
Supreme Court's death penalty ruling has Missouri implications (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterThe Missouri attorney general has identified six condemned men who were sent to the state's death row by a judge instead of a jury, a practice the U.S. Supreme Court today declared unconstitutional. Attorney general's spokesman Scott Holste said the office was reviewing today's ruling and had no immediate comment about its impact in Missouri, including whether the death penalty would stand for the six at Potosi Correctional Center...
Water quality kills more than half of KC zoo's rays (06/24/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Zoo had to temporarily shut down a hands-on exhibit of ocean rays after more than half the fish died. Eight of the 15 Atlantic stingrays and cownose rays in the petting exhibit died over a four-day period beginning June 13 -- the result of water quality problems, zoo officials said...
A cut above - Surgeon moonlights as restaurant owner and chef (06/24/02)
JOLIET, Ill. -- Rarely a day passes without Jeff Piccirillo wielding a knife. During the mornings and afternoon, Piccirillo wears operating scrubs and works with a scalpel as an orthopedic surgeon with offices in Joliet and Plainfield. The slicing and dicing continues in the evenings when he reports for work as chef at Prime, an upscale restaurant Piccirillo opened last year in Joliet...
Community theater changes play after abbey shootings (06/24/02)
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Next year, perhaps, a musical comedy about death in a Roman Catholic community will be funny again in Northwest Missouri. But not now. The Nodaway Community Theater Co. has canceled its summer performances of "Nunsense" in light of a Kearney man's June 10 attack on nearby Conception Abbey...
Adventurer skirts past disaster in South Pacific (06/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- American adventurer Steve Fossett narrowly avoided disaster Sunday when stormy weather nearly sent his around-the-world ballooning quest splashing into the south Pacific. Bidding to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe, Fossett and his Bud Light Spirit of Freedom had descended below 1,000 feet to duck turbulent weather above. But periodic squalls packing severe downdrafts took the balloon as low as 400 feet, perilously close to the water...
Friends, legislative colleagues mourn Tennessee state lawmaker (06/24/02)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- State Rep. Keith Westmoreland, who took his life last week, was remembered Sunday as a compassionate friend, colleague and public servant. "Keith's sudden, tragic death has been a shock to everyone," the Rev. Mark Knisley told an overflow crowd estimated at more than 500 at a memorial service at First Broad Street United Methodist Church...
Seven killed in apartment fire (06/24/02)
NEW YORK -- An apartment building caught fire in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, killing seven people trapped inside, police said. The victims were believed to be from the same family. More than 150 firefighters tackled the three-alarm blaze that tore through all three of the building's floors and caused the roof to collapse, police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Williams said...
FBI report to show reversal in falling crime statistics (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The number of murders in the United States rose by 3.1 percent last year as police departments nationwide reported an overall increase in major crimes for the first time in a decade, a law enforcement official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity about contents of an annual report being released Monday by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, said the document will reflect more robberies, burglaries and car thefts...
Treasury head presses House to raise fed debt limit (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill urged the House on Sunday to follow the Senate's lead and raise the federal debt limit to ensure that the government won't run out of borrowing room this week. "We need the House of Representatives to come together in a bipartisan, nonpartisan way and do the thing that's necessary so we can not have this shadow over our ability to pay our fair and true debts," O'Neill said on ABC's "This Week."...
President Bush's plan for Palestinian state questioned (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and Palestinian leaders on Sunday questioned President Bush's plan for an interim Palestinian state and urged stepped-up U.S. peacemaking efforts as Bush prepared to announce his Mideast blueprint. Bush and his advisers talked over the weekend about the details and timing of a long-awaited speech outlining his ideas. ...
U.S. senator criticizes tactics used at Tora Bora (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said Sunday the war in Afghanistan was only partly a military success because of the "enormous mistake" of sending Afghan forces into the mountains after entrenched al-Qaida fighters rather than using tested U.S. troops...
Lawmakers warn of possible return of al-Qaida network (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida terrorists appear to be regrouping as a lethal threat with or without Osama bin Laden, congressional leaders said Sunday. Lawmakers cited recently publicized warnings from U.S. officials and a bin Laden spokesman to underscore the persistent danger from terrorists chased from their Afghan havens...
Group of Eight leaders to focus on fighting terrorism (06/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and other leaders of the world's most powerful countries are determined to use this year's Group of Eight summit to launch what some are calling a Marshall Plan for Africa: billions of dollars in new aid to the poorest continent...
Arizona town braces for worst wildfire can give (06/24/02)
SHOW LOW, Ariz. -- A wall of flames -- shooting more than 200 feet into the air and turning the night sky muddy orange -- was burning within two miles of this evacuated city Sunday night, about to change its diet from ponderosa pine to homes and buildings...
'Abby' was popular for tackling serious issues in a fresh way (06/24/02)
CHICAGO -- Ann Landers resonated with readers for nearly five decades because she evolved with the times, wrote about topics that others shied away from and never let her advice get stale, her daughter said Sunday. While Esther Lederer won a contest to become the second Ann Landers after the column's creator died, it will not be carried on by another writer after Lederer's death on Saturday...
Job security, pensions top issues as Boeing talks begin Tuesday (06/24/02)
SEATTLE -- When the International Association of Machinists District 751 begins negotiations with Boeing Co. on Tuesday, it will square off against more than just the world's largest aerospace company. Because of a shaky economy in a post-Sept. 11 world, machinists are facing a tough battle in securing their two top goals: job security and better pensions...
Newspaper - Enron kept profits off books during energy crisis (06/24/02)
NEW YORK -- Houston-based Enron Corp. used undisclosed reserves to keep up to $1.5 billion in trading profits off its books during the California energy crisis, The New York Times reported. The reserves, which would have doubled the company's reported profits, were hidden in late 2000 and early 2001, as energy prices soared in California, the newspaper reported in a story to be published on Sunday...
Transportation secretary - Solution to Amtrak problems close (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- A solution to Amtrak's immediate financial woes "is very, very close," Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said Tuesday. Mineta said the problem could be solved by Wednesday offered no details on what actions would be taken to close a $200 million Amtrak budget gap. Amtrak says it will have to shut down without the money...
Bush calls for removal of Arafat as Palestinian leader (06/24/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush urged the Palestinians Monday to replace Yasser Arafat as their leader and adopt "a practicing democracy" that could produce an independent state within three years. "Peace requires a new and different Palestinian leadership so that a Palestinian state can be born," Bush said at the White House...
Moussaoui seeks aid of Texas lawyer (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui has asked that an American lawyer be allowed to help in his defense, court documents released Monday show. Moussaoui, who earlier this month won permission from U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema to act as his own lawyer, asked the court to allow Charles Freeman to help him question a government witness and participate Tuesday in his second arraignment on the Sept. 11 charges...
Police question convict in disappearance of Utah girl (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterSALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police investigating the apparent kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart said Monday they have not ruled out a handyman with a 29-year criminal record. As a result of focusing the investigation on those who had access to the Smarts' home, they talked again to the man and are checking out his alibi, said Salt Lake City Police Chief Rick Dinse...
Nasdaq dips below post Sept. 11 close, then rallies (06/24/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- A burst of buying set off an afternoon tech rally on Wall Street Monday, reversing an earlier selloff that sent the Nasdaq composite index briefly below the closing low it reached after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The major stock indexes had their first winning session in a week...
North Korean asylum seekers leave China headed for South Korea (06/24/02)
BEIJING -- Twenty-four North Korean asylum seekers left South Korean diplomatic compounds on Sunday bound for South Korea, ending a monthlong diplomatic standoff between Beijing and Seoul. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed the group flew out of the country Sunday evening but would not say where they were headed...
Israel widens scope of military operations after recent bombing (06/24/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers surrounded Yasser Arafat's shell-shattered compound early Monday while the Palestinian leader and aides were inside, expanding Israel's control over the West Bank. Seventeen tanks were taking up positions all around Arafat's compound and just inside at a helicopter pad. ...
Okinawa marks 57th anniversary of World War II island battle (06/24/02)
TOKYO -- Okinawans observed a minute of silence Sunday to remember soldiers killed in a World War II battle between American and Japanese forces on the southern Japanese island 57 years ago. At a ceremony honoring the war dead, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he would work to boost Okinawa's flagging economy and ease the "burden" of hosting thousands of U.S. troops...
Israeli tanks surround Arafat's compound (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli tanks encircled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's badly damaged headquarters Monday, and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his party Israel was preparing a large operation in the Gaza Strip against the militant Hamas movement...
Philippine troops eye Robot, other Muslim extremists (06/24/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Philippine armed forces, fresh from a clash believed to have killed one leader of a Muslim extremist group, have new marching orders: "Get the others." Maj. Gen. Ernesto Carolina, chief of the southern Philippines forces, said Sunday that the military was now targeting Abu Sayyaf chieftain Khaddafy Janjalani and another senior leader, Ghalib Andang, known as Commander Robot...
British uncover big weapons cache (06/24/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- British marines broke into a suspicious village compound and chanced upon one of the largest weapons caches uncovered in southeastern Afghanistan -- rooms stacked high with hundreds of mortars, rockets and heavy weapons. The marines said Sunday that the arsenal they found stashed in the village of Surwipan near the Pakistani border may have been left by al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. More than 10 men were found in the compound, and some were held by the troops...
CNN says it erred in coverage of Israel-Palestinian conflict (06/24/02)
JERUSALEM -- CNN erred in giving more programming time to the family of a Palestinian suicide bomber than to his Israeli victims and tried to rectify the mistake, the network's top news executive said Sunday during a damage-control visit to Israel...
88 Maoist rebels killed in Nepal, officials say (06/24/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- At least 88 rebels were killed in clashes with government troops in western Nepal in the past four days, the defense ministry said Sunday. Ministry spokesman Bhupendra Poudel said 11 rebels were killed Saturday during intense fighting in Mahadevpuri village in Banke district, about 312 miles west of Katmandu...
Thousands evacuated from flooded regions (06/24/02)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- Residents across southern Russia on Sunday began shoveling mud from their water-soaked homes after the flood waters that killed dozens and forced 55,000 to evacuate started to recede. The death toll had climbed to 48 by Sunday and as many as 10 people were reported missing...
Rail crash in central Tanzania kills at least 100 (06/24/02)
Associated Press WriterDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- A passenger train rolled back into an oncoming cargo train in central Tanzania on Monday, killing at least 100 people and injuring 800 more, state-run radio reported. Radio Tanzania said the government has declared two days of mourning...
Villagers bury dead after quake kills at least 220 people (06/24/02)
ABDAREH, Iran -- In a matter of seconds, Zahra Gholamzadeh lost her husband, son and home. On Sunday, she stood on the rubble of her mud house, recalling how her life was suddenly turned upside by the earthquake that killed hundreds of people. "It had a big sound. The horrible sound remains in my ears," she said, sobbing uncontrollably, her surviving son and daughter by her side...
Agassi, Capriati win in straight sets at Wimbledon (06/24/02)
AP Sports WriterWIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Andre Agassi opened play on Centre Court at Wimbledon by overwhelming Israel's Harel Levy in straight sets Monday as the championships got underway without a rain cloud in sight. With 2001 champion Goran Ivanisevic absent following shoulder surgery, Agassi was given the honor of playing the first match on Centre Court -- and he didn't waste any time in underlining his title credentials...
Nadeau's bad break propels Rudd to first win of season (06/24/02)
SONOMA, Calif. -- With the bad luck that Ricky Rudd has had, he knows how Jerry Nadeau feels. Nadeau, driving for Steve Grissom in the No. 44 Dodge, had just two laps left and a wide margin of victory in the Dodge-Save Mart 350 on Sunday when he suddenly spun off the track...
Mickelson successfully defends Hartford title (06/24/02)
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson had good reason to feel comfortable standing over a 108-yard sand wedge shot on the 18th hole late Sunday afternoon in the Greater Hartford Open. The left-hander simply thought back to the seventh hole, where three hours earlier he drew screams of "Tiger who?" by holing out for eagle from the same distance...
Time will tell how Cards respond to heartache (06/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- If grieving a death in the sports world is nothing new, the St. Louis Cardinals are finding that mourning is getting mighty old. And only time will tell how they respond to their double whammy of heartache. The Cardinals, their faithful and their city last week looked to move on after fondly saying farewell to Jack Buck, the Cardinals broadcasting legend whose death Tuesday at age 77 was a blow perhaps softened by his months of ill health...
Old, new spice World Cup semifinals (06/24/02)
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- European teams have only twice failed to be in the top two in the World Cup's 72-year history -- in 1930 and 1950. It could happen again on June 30 in Yokohama, Japan -- a signal that soccer's center of gravity might be shifting away from the old continent and toward Asia, Africa -- and even North America...
A's continue to sizzle by sweeping Reds (06/24/02)
CINCINNATI -- Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep in the ballpark where they couldn't win during the 1990 World Series, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Sunday. The resurgent A's have won seven in a row and 15 of 16, moving a season-high 12 games over .500. They've been the best team in the majors in June, going 18-3...
Jones captures fifth straight 200 title (06/24/02)
STANFORD, Calif. -- Marion Jones still can't be beaten in the 200 meters. Jones pulled away from Kelli White in the final few meters to win her fifth straight national 200 title Sunday. Her time of 22.35 seconds was second fastest in the world this year. Only Jones herself has run faster...
Kile likely died from blocked artery (06/24/02)
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile likely died from a blockage of a coronary artery, Cook County's chief medical examiner said Sunday. Dr. Edmund Donoghue said initial findings of an autopsy showed Kile had "80-to-90 percent narrowing of two of the three branches of the coronary artery." He said the blockage was the "likely cause of death."...
Sampras ailing; Agassi opens on Centre Court (06/24/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pete Sampras was notably absent as dozens of top players and their coaches shuffled out to the 14 practice courts at the All England Club's north end Sunday. Under mostly sunny skies in temperatures near 70, it had the feel of a summer tennis camp training session, as though a counselor had yelled, "OK, everybody grab a racket!"...
Agassi, Sampras, Safin, Capriati, Williams win in straight sets (06/24/02)
AP Sports WriterWIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Pete Sampras turned Centre Court into an American showcase Monday as they swept to straight-set victories on the opening day of Wimbledon. Chanda Rubin also joined the act, giving the United States a remarkable 4-0 sweep on the most famous stage in tennis...
Local sports digest 6/24/02 (06/24/02)
AREA Jackson, Chaffee split Legion doubleheader CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jackson and Chaffee split a non-district American Legion doubleheader late Saturday night, Chaffee winning the opener 4-1 and Jackson claiming the second game 5-1 in eight innings...
Capahas roll past Springfield (06/24/02)
Two dominant pitching performances led the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas to a pair of victories over the Springfield (Mo.) Thrashers Sunday at Capaha Field. Richie Phillips hurled a four-hitter and still has not allowed an earned run this season as the Capahas won the first game 5-2, then Jake Alley fired six shutout innings in a 9-1 romp that completed the doubleheader sweep...
Cape Jr. Legion nabs title (06/24/02)
Cape Girardeau's Best Mortgage/Cliff's Rent To Own Junior American Legion baseball team won the championship of its own tournament in thrilling fashion Sunday, slipping past Festus 7-6 in the title contest at Central High School. Cape, which improved its record to 19-11, and Festus had each finished first in their respective pools of the eight-team event...
Local company puts new spin on the juke box (06/24/02)
smoyers Juke boxes have crossed the digital divide into Cape Girardeau. Thanks to a local amusement company, there are new juke boxes in town at several businesses that play tons of tunes but have no records or compact discs inside. Newman Amusement branch manager Bill Keesee said the new digital juke boxes are the most significant advance in coin-operated music players since the compact disc replaced vinyl 45s 15 years ago...
Weller back into sci-fi in 'Odyssey 5' (06/24/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Peter Weller hates to fly and, despite his "RoboCop" fame, he's "not a sci-fi person." But Weller eagerly signed on to play space shuttle commander Chuck Taggart on "Odyssey 5," a new science-fiction series on Showtime (Fridays, 9 p.m.)...
Winona Ryder tries laughter to defuse theft scandal (06/24/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Winona Ryder has poked fun at her shoplifting arrest on "Saturday Night Live," the MTV Movie Awards and the cover of W magazine, which featured her wearing a "Free Winona" T-shirt. Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said the actress -- who has pleaded innocent to shoplifting and drug charges -- has only been trying to be self-deprecating...
'Minority Report,' 'Lilo & Stitch' in dead heat at box office (06/24/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wound up in a dead heat with a cartoon kid and her goofy alien pal. "Minority Report," Cruise and Spielberg's sci-fi thriller, took in $36.9 million in its first weekend, according to estimates Sunday by its distributor, 20th Century Fox. That would put it barely ahead of the animated "Lilo & Stitch," which debuted with $35.8 million, according to its studio, Disney...
People on the move 06/24/02 (06/24/02)
Mary Kay unit honors its top performers The Jana Jateff unit with Mary Kay Cosmetics recently honored its top performers for the quarter. Leslie Thresher of East Prairie, Mo., received the top honor selling more than $4,724 in retail products for the quarter...
Business memo 06/24/02 (06/24/02)
American trade deficit reaches record level 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...
Many U.S. brands are actually European-owned (06/24/02)
Let's imagine a typical American couple -- we'll call them Bill and Betty Yankee -- using a long weekend for an all-American vacation. Bill, an engineer at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. in Upstate New York, and Betty, a clerk at Casual Corner, fill up their Jeep at the Amoco station, pop a Dave Matthews album into the cassette player and drive all day, except for a quick lunch at Burger King. ...
Few make most of all those free wireless minutes (06/24/02)
NEW YORK -- Just as people enjoy the carefree gluttony of an "all-you-can-eat" salad bar, cell phone users love the feeling of liberation that comes with a whopping bucket of off-peak wireless minutes. But there are only so many hours in the day, and despite the tremendous growth in the number of mobile phone subscribers, usage trends suggest most people don't make the most of their wireless minutes...
Inksaver software, guide to eBay, high-tech speaker (06/24/02)
NEW YORK -- Anyone who buys an inkjet printer soon discovers why it was so cheap: It's the ink that's expensive. There are several ways of dealing with it, from third-party cartridges (only slightly cheaper) to do-it-yourself refills (very cheap, but messy)...
Jack Hastings (06/24/02)
BELKNAP, Ill. -- Jack Hastings, 76, of Belknap died at 8:51 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill.
Freddie Buckner (06/24/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Freddie V. Buckner, 55, of Marble Hill died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 1, 1947 in Ypsilanti, Mich., son of Vollmer and Frieda James Buckner. He and Carolyn Garland were married July 9, 1965...
Anna O'Howell (06/24/02)
Anna O'Howell, 92, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at St. Peters, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Delois Reynolds (06/24/02)
GOREVILLE, Ill. -- Delois Lingle Reynolds, 87, of Goreville died Friday, June 21, 2002, at 12:25 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was born Jan. 18, 1915, at Cypress, Ill., daughter of John and Martha Smoot Lingle. She was married to Robert N. Reynolds...
Joseph Bennett (06/24/02)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Joseph Edward Bennett, 68, of Alto Pass died at 2:22 a.m., Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.
Glenn Lingle (06/24/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Glenn W. Lingle, 86, of Dongola died at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care. He was born April 25, 1916, at Dongola, son of Ezzie and Ina Dillow Lingle. He and Virginia Jacobs were married Oct. 19, 1945, at Wilmington, N.C...
Former Delta schoolhouse gutted by fire (06/24/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- A late-night electrical fire gutted a Delta home, leaving nothing standing but the east end of the garage. Delta fire chief Alvin Frank said no one was in the home at the time of the blaze, which happened around 11 p.m. Saturday. He said the cause was electrical, noting the home contained a lot of old copper wiring...
Cape police report 6/24 (06/24/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, June 24 Property damageA mailbox was reported scratched and damaged Sunday at 2811 Hilldale Circle. SummonsSherry Ann Pollard, 25, 2818 Independence #1, was issued a summons Sunday for assault. Burglary A handgun was reported stolen Sunday at 3020 Boutin #108....
Cape fire report 6/24 (06/24/02)
Jackson Monday, June 24 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls: An emergency medical service. On Sunday, firefighters responded to the following calls:An emergency medical service. Scott City On June 15, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 8:47 a.m., a medical assist...
Out of the past 6/24/02 (06/24/02)
10 years ago: June 24, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University officials might hire private cleaning service to manage institution's janitorial operations in effort to increase efficiency and save money; Board of Regents has authorized university administration to take bids for such management services...
Downtown - lots that's positive going on (06/24/02)
By C.P. McGinty Jr. I want to thank the members of the editorial board of the Southeast Missourian for their concern about the riverboat travelers' dilemma of nowhere to shop on Sunday mornings in historic downtown Cape Girardeau. I suppose, in a perfect world, all of the 139 family-owned and operated stores and service businesses on Broadway and in downtown Cape Girardeau would open on Sunday to take advantage of the boat people who want to go shopping. ...
It's up to businesses to restore confidence (06/24/02)
The recent guilty verdict against Arthur Andersen, one of the nation's giant accounting firms, may have a widespread effect on business practices, but the real question is whether or not the jury's decision will do anything to restore public confidence in the dealings of America's corporations...
Excuse for forest fire doesn't make sense (06/24/02)
Terry Barton's story about how an out-of-control campfire led to one of the biggest out-of-control forest fires in U.S. history never rang true. And even her follow-up explanation -- being called a confession by prosecutors -- sounds hollow. Barton is the 18-year U.S. Forest Service employee who now faces charges for starting the fire that destroyed dozens of houses, forced thousands of Colorado residents to evacuate and burned more than 100,000 acres of forest...
Speak Out A 06/24/02 (06/24/02)
Missing stories I REALLY enjoyed your editorial about the Internet magazine, The Onion. I read it regularly. However, I must admit that I'm disappointed because The Onion has yet to run stories about Jerry Falwell's conversion to Islam, John Ashcroft's forced conversion to Quietism, the fact that the Department of Homeland Security is going to be renamed the Department for the Defense of the Fatherland, that Antarctica is ablaze and that there is a raging debate over whether the fire was intentionally set or resulted from global warming, that the promise of an economic rebound one way or the other will lead to Alan Greenspan being replaced by Ken Lay, and that Wall Street Week host Louis Rukheyser will be ousted in favor of Martha Stewart.. ...
Speak Out A 06/25/02 (06/24/02)
I'D JUST Like to thank Jackson for all the city services, especially the free trash pickup. I see no problem with using bags rather than containers. I've used bags the last 13 years, and I've probably had critters get in to them once or twice and that's because I put them out the night before. Ever since, I put them out the morning of the pickup, and there's no problem. Thanks, guys...
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