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Stories from Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Cape police history published a little late (06/26/02)
As Cape Girardeau police chief in 1999, Rick Hetzel wanted to celebrate the department's 140th anniversary with a commemorative book of photographs. He just never figured the project would take over three years and not be finished until now, more than a year after he left office...
A place to call their own (06/26/02)
In less than two months the west side of Southeast Missouri State University's campus will be transformed from a hardhat-filled, steeltoed-boot-dominated construction site, into a home-away-from-home for nearly 300 backpack-toting, sneaker-wearing students...
Cape County woman pleads guilty to child abuse (06/26/02)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Jennifer Schwepker, 25, of Cape Girardeau County, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felony child abuse. Schwepker pleaded guilty to kicking her then-11-year-old stepson in the genitals. She was also accused of choking him and allowing her husband to strike the boy's toes repeatedly with a hammer while she was in the same room...
Three Cape men in federal court (06/26/02)
A federal judge sentenced a Cape Girardeau man to over seven years in prison on drug charges Tuesday. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber sentenced Teddy Jones, 32, to seven years and three months in prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine...
Foto Fest 2002 invites amateurs to take best shot (06/26/02)
Want to enter? What: Foto Fest 2002 photography contest. When: June 29-Aug. 9 Where: Southeast Missourian, Westfield Shoppingtown or Schnucks. Details: Call 339-1333 for information. LIFE IN PICTURES By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian...
Jackson school board OKs tentative $8 million budget (06/26/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson School District Board of Education approved an $8 million tentative budget Tuesday night, which includes more than $4 million for capital projects including new computers, roof repairs and new HVAC systems at two buildings...
Rescue training readies firefighters to handle accidents (06/26/02)
Cape Girardeau firefighter Vicki Moldenhauer used an ax to cut a windshield for removal during an extrication training exercise Tuesday.By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The smell of spilling, sizzling antifreeze was absent...
Gender gap reaches high among college graduates (06/26/02)
WHERE THE BOYS AREN'T From staff and wire reports As Morgan State University president Earl Richardson surveyed the sea of newly minted graduates at the school's 126th commencement last month in Baltimore, his joy was tempered by a question that has grown too conspicuous to ignore: Where are all the men? Not only were the head of student government, the senior class president and 96 of Morgan's 141 honor students women, but so were two-thirds of the university's 860 graduates.. ...
KC man convicted in Costa Rican bribery plan (06/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City man has been convicted of participating in a scheme to offer $1.5 million in bribes to politicians and government officials in Costa Rica. Prosecutors said the bribes were intended to secure a concession to build a port and resort complex on the Caribbean Sea...
Balloonist faces treacherous Andes ahead (06/26/02)
ST. LOUIS --American adventurer Steve Fossett closed in on South America and its daunting mountains Tuesday during his week-old quest to become the first solo balloonist to circle the globe. Less than 600 miles from Chile's coast and the potentially treacherous Andes mountains as of Tuesday afternoon, Fossett and his Bud Light Spirit of Freedom soared above the south Pacific at 16,000 feet...
Newspaper reports Gov. Holden had illegal alien on staff (06/26/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An illegal alien from Costa Rica worked for a year and a half in Gov. Bob Holden's Capitol office before being fired this week, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Marvin Gonzalez was sacked as a $20,196-a-year messenger after his immigration lawyer confirmed his illegal status and the Columbia Daily Tribune asked the governor's office on Monday about his taxpayer-funded employment...
Man accused of killing 5 to have another psych test (06/26/02)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A man accused of killing his wife and four children more than two years ago will undergo yet another psychological test to determine his mental fitness, a judge has ruled. Monday's ruling set up the latest in a series of competency tests Raymond E. Wood has taken since the February 2000 shooting rampage. Wood has been held at the Fulton State Mental Hospital...
St. Louis man is critical after being hit by lightning (06/26/02)
FENTON, Mo. -- A suburban St. Louis man was in critical condition after being struck by lightning as he was getting ready to play a softball game Monday night. Authorities said the lightning bolt struck Thomas Hanak, 44, in the chest about 5:45 p.m. He was taken to the burn unit of St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. No other injuries were reported...
Transportation tax planned project (06/26/02)
If Missouri voters approve a transportation tax increase Aug. 6, part of the money would be dedicated to other modes of transportation besides roads. The state Highways and Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved a list of projects that could be funded. It would be up to local groups to ultimately approve the projects and the legislature to appropriate money.PUBLIC TRANSIT...
Medicare carrier will pay $76 million in fraud settlement (06/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- In what U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender on Tuesday called the second-largest fraud settlement ever involving a Medicare carrier, General American Life Insurance has agreed to pay the government $76 million. Gruender said the St. Louis-based carrier failed to process claims properly, failed to report errors identified in a quality assurance process and deleted claims selected for review by the government the company believed would adversely affect their error rate, replacing them with claims handled correctly.. ...
Man drowns in Boone Co. pond (06/26/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A man who drowned in a private pond is the adult son of Columbia Fire Department battalion chief John Igleheart, authorities said. Daniel Igleheart, 24, was found Monday in a pond south of Columbia. There was some indication he had been drinking before he drowned, sheriff's Sgt. Tom Reddin said...
More state cuts possible without tobacco deal (06/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri would have to make more budget cuts if it cannot meet a July 29 deadline to issue $50 million in promissory notes for the sale of tobacco settlement bonds, state officials said Tuesday. While optimistic that the state will be able to meet the deadline, members of the Tobacco Settlement Financing Authority are concerned about the timetable...
Court won't reconsider ruling involving Cape jury (06/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its earlier ruling upholding death row inmate Terrance L. Anderson's convictions for a 1997 double slaying in Poplar Bluff. The court unanimously ruled last month that jury selection procedures in Cape Girardeau County, where Anderson was tried, were not faulty and that the defendant received a fair trial. ...
Poplar Bluff contractor fined for fraud (06/26/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff contractor and his construction company were put on probation and ordered to pay nearly $265,000 in fines and restitution after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges. Michael F. Persons, 46, appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber for sentencing on three felony counts of mail fraud. He was placed on three years of probation and ordered that he pay a $30,000 fine...
Circuit court to interpret recent death penalty ruling (06/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, are to decide whether to impose the death penalty, Missouri's highest court left the interpretation of the ruling up to a circuit judge. The first comment on the matter from the Missouri Supreme Court came in a footnote to a death penalty appeal Tuesday...
I-55 project makes list of roadways to get funds (06/26/02)
PROPOSITION B By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Heeding complaints that Southeast Missouri would gain little from a proposed transportation tax package, state officials on Tuesday added Interstate 55 improvements to the list of major projects that would be built with the new revenue...
Three teens charged in N.J. wildfire (06/26/02)
TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Three teens holding a beer party in the woods touched off a forest fire June 2 that charred 1,300 acres, forced hundreds of evacuations and shut down a stretch of the Garden State Parkway for nearly 12 hours, prosecutors charged Tuesday...
Dutch research indicates statins help after angioplasty (06/26/02)
Angioplasty patients may survive longer, with fewer recurring heart problems, if they start taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins soon after the procedure, Dutch research suggests. Benefits were found even in patients with normal cholesterol levels who took fluvastatin, sold in the United States under the brand name Lescol. The research was funded and coordinated by Novartis Pharma AG, which makes Lescol...
Key health items may take back seat to bioterrorism (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Critical public health dangers like a virulent outbreak of influenza could take a back seat to bioterrorism threats under President Bush's plan to move key health agencies to a new Homeland Security Department, Congress was told Tuesday...
FBI detains man who admits living with hijackers (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators have detained a man they believe was a roommate of at least two of the Sept. 11 hijackers last summer, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Rasmi Al-Shannaq, a Jordanian citizen, was taken into custody Monday for overstaying his visa, said the official...
Solution for Amtrak called 'close' (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- 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 today but 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...
Senate GOP asks for more spending for missile defense (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans moved to increase spending for missile defense Tuesday to save a $393 billion defense bill from a possible presidential veto. Democrats questioned whether enemy missiles were the biggest threat to the nation. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., said he would seek to restore $814 million that the Democratic-controlled Armed Services Committee cut from President Bush's more than $7.5 billion request for missile defense...
NASA grounds shuttle fleet to find answers to fuel line cracks (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Choosing safety over schedule, NASA has grounded the space shuttle fleet while engineers try to determine why tiny cracks are developing in the fuel line feeding the main rocket engines. The announcement put a crimp in NASA's efforts to satisfy a tight schedule for building and supplying the international space station...
White House opens campaign for new Palestinian leadership (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration turned to the Arab world Tuesday for support in its campaign to oust Yasser Arafat and push the Palestinian Authority toward democratic reform and statehood within three years. Bush's spokesman said Israel's future could depend on it...
Coast Guard awards contracts (06/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard on Tuesday awarded a $17 billion contract to two defense contractors for new ships, aircraft and communications equipment to help guard U.S. shores against a terrorist attack. The contract was awarded to Integrated Coast Guard Systems, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. ...
Study - Foods rich in vitamins lower Alzheimer's risk (06/26/02)
Eating nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, two studies suggest. The findings build on growing research into the effects of antioxidants on dementia. The latest studies seem to suggest that vitamin-rich foods, but not vitamin supplements, have beneficial effects. The researchers, however, said more definitive studies are needed...
National briefs 6/26 (06/26/02)
Seven injured in blast at Pfizer chemical lab GROTON, Conn. -- A chemical drum exploded at the Pfizer Corp. research lab Tuesday, blowing the roof off a warehouse and injuring seven people, two critically, authorities said. The explosion happened inside a small warehouse used to store chemicals for making batches of test pharmaceuticals, said Pfizer spokeswoman Liz Power...
Hundreds left homeless by raging fires in West (06/26/02)
PAYSON, Ariz. -- In a year when forests are drier than cut wood, the West's worst fears are being realized across the region: Huge fires burning out of control at once. Tens of thousands evacuated. Hundreds left homeless. Fire crews fatigued and stretched thin as more blazes erupt...
People talk 6/26/02 (06/26/02)
Former first couple writing memoirs The story so far on the Clinton memoirs: Hillary is right on time. Bill is taking his time. Both books originally were expected in 2003, but the former president apparently is in no hurry to finish, and a spokesman for his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, said 2004 is more likely...
Court rules Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional (06/26/02)
Associated Press WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For the first time ever, a federal appeals court declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional Wednesday because of the words "under God" added by Congress in 1954. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the phrase amounts to a government endorsement of religion in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which requires a separation of church and state...
Pakistani raid on al-Qaida based on U.S. military information (06/26/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Pakistan's deadly raid on a suspected al-Qaida hide-out Wednesday was in a region that the U.S. military says has given sanctuary to as many as 1,000 of the terrorists who fled from Afghanistan. The United States put U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan on alert to help in the firefight in case Pakistan requested it, but it did not, said Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Fed leaves short-term interest rates unchanged at 40-year low (06/26/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday, giving Americans more time to enjoy some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades. That might give consumers an incentive to spend and businesses motivation to step up investment in new plants and equipment. Both are crucial ingredients in helping along the economic recovery...
Dow drops below 9,000 as WorldCom scandal sends stocks tumbling (06/26/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Stunned by news of another accounting scandal, this time at WorldCom, investors sent stocks plunging Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials dropping as much as 200 points and below 9,000 for the first time since October. The Nasdaq composite index traded below its post-Sept. 11 closing low...
Kentucky grand jury indicts retired priest on sex abuse charges (06/26/02)
Associated Press WriterLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A retired Roman Catholic priest was indicted Wednesday on 42 counts of sexual misconduct after dozens of victims came forward saying they were abused as children. The Rev. Louis Miller, 71, faces six counts of sexual abuse and 36 counts of indecent and immoral practices...
OPEC not likely to alter current level of oil output (06/26/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- OPEC is pumping enough oil to meet the current level of global demand, but the group will be ready to adjust its crude output later in the year if the economic recovery gains momentum, a key oil minister said Tuesday. For now, market conditions don't warrant a change in production quotas for the 11 members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh told reporters. ...
Israelis, Palestinians welcome Bush's Mideast speech (06/26/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israelis welcomed President Bush's outline for Mideast peace, but the Palestinians rejected calls to replace their leadership and sought to focus attention on the call for an eventual Palestinian state. For Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the broadside against Yasser Arafat was a major achievement in his decades-long duel with the Palestinian leader, whom he has insistently blamed for the terror attacks -- even those by anti-Arafat militants -- that have plagued Israel for the past 21 months.. ...
Princess Margaret leaves estate to her children (06/26/02)
LONDON -- Princess Margaret left the bulk of her estate, valued at $11.4 million to her two children, who will face a large bill for taxes, the family said Tuesday. Margaret, 71, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, died Feb. 9. After inheritance tax of 40 percent is paid and personal bequests made to friends and former staff members, Lord Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto will share about $6.75 million in cash and property from their mother's estate, Linley's office said...
Bush's call for Arafat's replacement opposed by U.N. head (06/26/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan opposed President Bush's call for Yasser Arafat's ouster, declaring Tuesday that the Palestinian people must choose their own leaders. He also echoed a warning from former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who headed a commission that developed the peacemaking plan the Bush administration has been following, that replacement of Arafat could backfire...
Israel expands control; Arafat claims he's not target of Bush (06/26/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops took over the seventh of the West Bank's eight major cities Tuesday, after President Bush laid out a peace plan widely interpreted here as an American nod of approval for an offensive that is confining at least 700,000 Palestinians to their homes...
Celluar service being rebuilt in Afghanistan (06/26/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- It was one ring too many. Foreign Minister Abdullah abruptly descended the podium after repeatedly asking journalists to turn off their mobile phones, and still they rang. His annoyance might be considered a sign of progress: the use of cell phones is spreading in Afghanistan...
Passengers ride out-of-control train for 25 minutes (06/26/02)
MSAGALI, Tanzania -- What started as a slow roll backward for a passenger train crossing central Tanzania accelerated into a screaming, 25-minute runaway ride that ended when it crashed into a lumbering freight train at about 125 mph, survivors and officials said Tuesday...
Europe remains cautious on endorsing Bush's Mideast peace plan (06/26/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European governments gave a guarded welcome Tuesday to President Bush's new Middle East peace plan, but did not endorse his call for a change at the top of the Palestine leadership. "We will not demand that Arafat or any other leader in the region is removed," said Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who takes over the chairmanship of the European Union on July 1...
Syria offers up little response to claims it harbors terrorists (06/26/02)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's three official newspapers had a solution for the challenge presented by President Bush's criticism of their country: They simply left it out of their front-page reports Tuesday, while covering almost everything else Bush said in a Mideast policy speech closely watched across the Arab world...
OPEC announces it will extend oil output quota for three months (06/26/02)
AP Business WriterVIENNA, Austria (AP) -- OPEC announced Wednesday that it would hold its official crude production steady for an additional three months, arguing that global supplies of oil are sufficient to meet demand. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is satisfied with current oil prices and has decided that it can best ensure they stay firm by not increasing output at this time. ...
BCS mixes change into bowl formula (06/26/02)
NEW YORK -- Once again, college football has changed its formula for determining which teams play in its national championship game. The Bowl Championship Series on Tuesday eliminated the margin of victory calculation used in the computer ratings portion of the BCS standings, and also reduced the number of computers used from eight to seven...
Agassi, Sampras, Safin all ousted in second round at Wimbledon (06/26/02)
AP Sports WriterWIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- First Pete Sampras, then Andre Agassi. The two biggest American names in men's tennis lost in the second round at Wimbledon in stunning upsets Wednesday. On an amazing day at the All England Club, second-seeded Marat Safin also was eliminated...
Baseball says goodbye to Kile in memorial service (06/26/02)
AP Sports WriterST. LOUIS (AP) -- From a podium on the Busch Stadium pitcher's mound where Darryl Kile made his living, former teammates paid their respects. Players who have been mourning Kile in ballparks across the country got a chance to say goodbye together in a memorial service attended by about 5,000 fans on Wednesday...
The week ahead in golf (06/26/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • Ladies day scramble, Crowley Ridge RC, Bloomfield, Mo., today. Four-ladies scramble, Perryville (Mo.) CC, today
  • MGA Hieronymus Junior Series, ORGC, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Saturday.
  • Three-man scramble, Malden (Mo.) CC & MGC, Saturday and Sunday...
  • Reds end their streak, put Griffey on DL (06/26/02)
    CHICAGO -- Luis Pineda won in his first major league start, and the Cincinnati Reds hit three home runs in snapping an eight-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds improved to 26-16 without outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game with a strained right hamstring. Cincinnati is 13-20 when he is active...
    Hairston helps Orioles squeeze out Yanks (06/26/02)
    BALTIMORE -- Jerry Hairston drove in the tiebreaking run with a suicide squeeze in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night. Marty Cordova had three hits and two RBIs for Baltimore, which beat Andy Pettitte (1-2). Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter hit solo homers for the Yankees...
    Houston's future with Yao may be in jeopardy (06/26/02)
    NEW YORK -- The Houston Rockets would be happy to select Yao Ming of China with the No. 1 pick in tonight's NBA draft. But if Yao fails to receive clearance from his national federation, all bets are off. "Rumor of the day: There's a lot of paperwork trouble in China," said Duke guard Jay Williams, who might just end up being the No. 1 overall pick...
    Germany advances with shutout of hosts in World Cup (06/26/02)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- Only one thing could have stopped the singing, swaying sea of red. It came in the 75th minute off the foot of German midfielder Michael Ballack, no stranger to breaking hearts. Ending the most improbable run in an upset-filled World Cup, Germany advanced to its record seventh final with a 1-0 victory over co-host South Korea on Tuesday night...
    Grieving Cardinals dealt fourth consecutive loss (06/26/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have shown there are many ways to honor Darryl Kile. One of them is to win more games. "As DK put it, we've got work to do," reliever Mike Timlin said. "It may sound cold, but this is what we do." The Cardinals, struggling to stay focused, managed only four hits and lost their fourth in a row Tuesday night, 2-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers...
    Dalhousie offers public its first look at new course next week (06/26/02)
    It doesn't take much to bring on a case of golf fever. A nice day, watching the pros on TV, a postcard, golf-gadget infomercials, household chores. ... What's it take to bring on an epidemic? How about the opening of a championship golf course in town?...
    Sports people 6/26/02 (06/26/02)
    The ugly side of Anna Anna Kournikova knocked the British media into their tea and crumpets after a stormy interview Monday with British network BBC --one that aired in its ugly entirety after she took it on the chin in another first-round loss, this time at Wimbledon...
    Sports digest 6/26/02 (06/26/02)
    AREA CAPE DEFEATS PERRYVILLE FOR AMERICAN LEGION SWEEP PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Perryville Tuesday night, winning 12-1 in five innings and 9-4...
    Cooking grilled catfish with coffee butter (06/26/02)
    It's always fun to find an unexpected combination of seasonings or ingredients that give a standard item a new twist. Here, in this easily prepared main dish of grilled or broiled catfish, the surprise is coffee. The coffee flavor, along with other staple ingredients including lemon juice and onion powder, balances the sweet, mild flavor of the catfish, which absorbs subtle marinades as successfully as assertive ones...
    Creative color choices (06/26/02)
    Selecting the right color for your room makes a difference in how much you'll enjoy its space. By Carol McGarvey ~ Better Homes and Gardens Books Wonderful color in your home creates an experience, both for you living there and for guests visiting. How do you know what will work best? Innately, you'll be able to feel when it's right. You'll know...
    Make wise choices in home furnishing (06/26/02)
    When it comes to purchasing essentials for your first home, buying furniture and setting up your bedroom are good starting points. Whether you buy new, vintage or antique furniture, focus on quality construction and materials. Start with comfort and style. Sit on each piece you consider, and try different positions before deciding if it's right for you. If you order a custom piece, ask to sit on one that has the same frame and structure...
    Blueberries add color to summer desserts (06/26/02)
    The fruits of summer are ripening and right now fresh blueberries are abundant. Lexie and I, along with two of my sisters, went blueberry picking at Iller's Berry Farm last Saturday. Yes, it was really hot, which reminded us of the arrival of summer. We did have a little breeze at the top of the hill, which made picking a little more bearable...
    Debarking dogs (06/26/02)
    jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: My next door neighbor has a dog that barks constantly. The dog spends most of his time in the back yard because my neighbor couldn't house train him. I really don't dislike the dog, and my neighbor is a good friend. ...
    We don't need no diet control (06/26/02)
    It isn't often one hears something profound over a turkey sandwich at a fast-food restaurant, but it happened to me Tuesday. I was telling my friend Nancy about some terrible advice given me last week. Nancy shook her head sympathetically. "I never give unsolicited advice," she said. "It's like inviting God to say, 'Oh? So you think you know what you're talking about? I'll show you what you know.'"...
    Architect cultivates business in Islamic ex-USSR (06/26/02)
    GLOBAL BUSINESS By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, business had begun to dry up for Cape Girardeau landscape architect Paul Klaus. Much of Klaus' work is for municipalities and the slowdown was compounded by the state's budget crunch...
    Harvey Faircloth (06/26/02)
    Harvey H. Faircloth, 81, of Desloge, Mo., died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Parkland Health Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1921, at Flat River, Mo., son of Everett and Lena Rolens Faircloth. He married Anna Mae Miller. Faircloth was formerly of Cape Girardeau and was employed by Wetterau 33 years...
    Pauline Richey (06/26/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Pauline Richey, 86, of Anna died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Anna City Care Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Vienna, Ill., daughter of Lawrence and Lillie Farris. She and Glenn Richey were married April 27, 1958. He died Feb. 22, 1990...
    Charles Pearson (06/26/02)
    MINER, Mo. -- Funeral for Charles Doyne Pearson of Miner will be at 2 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Robert Burnes will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston, with full military rites conducted by Missouri Honors Program...
    Nevaeh Silliman (06/26/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Nevaeh Leigh Silliman, infant daughter of Latisha Delane Silliman of Anna, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
    Ervin Schaefer (06/26/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Ervin Zeno Schaefer, 92, of Burbank, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 11, 1909, at Benton, son of Adam C. and Carol E. Halter Schaefer. Schaefer worked at Atlas Powder Co. in Wolf Lake, Ill. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then made his home in Burbank and was a member of a Catholic church there...
    Jerome Wierzbibki (06/26/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Jerome Wierzbibki, 73, of Anna died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Union County Hospital. He was born March 26, 1929, in Chicago, son of Harry and Gertrude Wierzbibki. Wierzbibki was an accountant many years in Chicago. He had lived at Illinois Veterans Home the past few years...
    Lawrence Richardson Jr. (06/26/02)
    Lawrence Bedford Richardson Jr., 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Chester, S.C., son of Lawrence B. and Mildred Robbins Richardson Sr. Richardson was in the U.S. Navy from June 20, 1942, to Jan. 23, 1946, and served aboard the USS Joseph Stanton and the USS Barazen. He was awarded the American Area Medal, European African Mideast Area Medal and Victory Medal...
    Golda Jackson (06/26/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Golda Jackson, 87, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at her home. She was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of William and Minnie Harner Land. She and Leonard Jackson were married Dec. 24, 1941, in Jackson, Mo...
    Cape police report 06/26/02 (06/26/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 26 ArrestsJessica Lee Mays, 45, of Carbondale, Ill., was arrested Monday for possession of ephedrine and stealing. Robert Quinten Woods, 17, of 2040 Broadway was arrested Tuesday for assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest...
    Sikeston man hurt in accident (06/26/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- A Sikeston man sustained moderate injuries Monday when his vehicle overturned near Dexter. Lee Bishop, 33, was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after the 6:20 p.m. accident. It occurred one-half mile north of Dexter on Highway 25...
    Cape fire report 06/26/02 (06/26/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 26 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 1:31 a.m. to an emergency medical situation at 118 N. Pacific. At 11:58 a.m. to an emergency medical situation at 230 N. Middle.
    Out of the past 6/26/02 (06/26/02)
    10 years ago: June 26, 1992 Long-standing debate over whether to elect Cape Girardeau City Council members from wards rather than at large has resurfaced; Larry Godfrey, unsuccessful council candidate earlier this year, has initiated petition drive asking that council change to ward elections...
    Medicaid coverage in jeopardy (06/26/02)
    By Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth and Ron Pilz This year, more than in previous years, the elderly and persons with disabilities would be hit hard by changes in the Medicaid spend-down policy under House Bill 1111, which awaits Gov. Bob Holden's signature or veto...
    Nixa's center could be model for Jackson (06/26/02)
    As Jackson officials move toward a decision whether to build a new community center, it appears city leaders would do well to follow that classic, distinctly American piece of advice: Go west, young man. Because in western Missouri, one finds Nixa, a bedroom community to Springfield and very comparable to Jackson in many ways...
    Community gardens offer places to grow (06/26/02)
    Even the most distracted motorist couldn't help but notice Cape Girardeau's beautiful flower beds. For decades, volunteers have claimed fertile pieces of ground all over the city, working to make it a more pleasant place to live and do business. It is a proud history...
    Gladys Leach enjoyed hearing from her readers (06/26/02)
    To the editor: I just want to thank R. Joe Sullivan so very much for the column he wrote about our mother, Gladys Leach. You have no idea how proud she would have been. And knowing that you read her East Carter County news every week -- that was one of her biggest enjoyments, getting mail or phone calls from all around telling her how much they enjoyed the news from home...
    Carnahan against permanent fix for death tax (06/26/02)
    To the editor: I am responding to U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan's June 22 letter to the editor. Carnahan claims that her position on the death tax was "grossly mischaracterized" in a recent Southeast Missourian editorial. However, the fact remains that Carnahan opposed the only legislation that would have permanently repealed the death tax...
    Speak Out A 06/26/02 (06/26/02)
    It's still pork IS JO Ann Emerson working to lessen government waste and to spend your tax dollars wisely? She just brought $2.5 million in federal tax dollars to New Madrid, Mo., to build a sidewalk on the river to "promote tourism." Have you been to New Madrid lately? What a waste. Where are the conservatives when we need them? Pork is pork, even when it's frying in your own pan...
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